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  • Don't Buy the Media Labels on Tim Kaine: 'Centrist' or 'Devout Catholic'

    07/23/2016 12:47:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 23, 2016 | Tim Graham
    Hillary Clinton's selection of Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) as her running mate is already creating one distortion of reality: that Kaine is somehow a "centrist." His American Conservative Union rating score in his first three years in the Senate is 0.00. But here was The Wall Street Journal opening up its coverage tonight: The other distortion is any journalist touting Kaine as a "devout Catholic" or "traditional Catholic" without noting it would be more accurate to call him a devout and traditional Democrat. A "devout" believer in the church would champion in public its pro-life stance and its opposition to...
  • Strategic Spiritual Warfare

    07/11/2016 2:38:57 PM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 10 replies
    Infinant Supply ^ | July 11, 2016 | Chip Brogden
    July 11 Strategic Spiritual Warfare “Thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 CORINTHIANS 15:57 Everyone has their own way of waging warfare. Some emphasize intercessory prayer, and believe the secret is in getting hundreds of people praying for the same thing. Others lean towards praise and worship. Some stress binding and loosing. Others believe the key is in locating and naming certain spirits which supposedly control different parts of the world. Still others think there must be some prophetic act to be performed or declaration to be made. Here is the problem...
  • Good Christian, WAKE UP!!!

    07/04/2016 12:59:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Five years ago I warned readers that folks on the left do not care one whit about your religious liberty. Four-and-a-half years ago, Pope Benedict voiced particular concerns about "certain attempts being made to limit that most cherished of American freedoms, the freedom of religion". Four years ago, the US Bishops launched the first annual Fortnight For Freedom,  running from June 21—the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More—to July 4, Independence Day. This event, once unnecessary but now imperative, seeks "to highlight the importance of defending religious freedom" in America. Unfortunately, the situation for...
  • Ronald Reagan - Man of Faith

    07/04/2016 11:55:22 AM PDT · by Maudeen · 1 replies
    Address by President Ronald Reagan as shown on YouTube ^ | Uploaded February 13, 2011 | Ronald Reagan/Uploaded by Robert G. Lee
    (This YouTube link was provided to me today in an e-mail from AFA.) Uploaded on Feb 13, 2011 by Robert G. Lee "In honor of Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday, this video was made to show the President's deeply held beliefs. It is not meant to be political, but rather, to show that even while holding the highest office in the land, he stayed true to his faith."
  • Church attendance linked with reduced suicide risk, especially for Catholics, study says

    07/02/2016 12:50:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    latimes ^ | July 2, 2016 | Melissa Healy
    Against a grim backdrop of rising suicide rates among American women, new research has revealed a blinding shaft of light: One group of women — practicing Catholics — appears to have bucked the national trend toward despair and self-harm. Compared with women who never participated in religious services, women who attended any religious service once a week or more were five times less likely to commit suicide between 1996 and 2010, says a study published Wednesday by JAMA Psychiatry. It’s not clear how widely the findings can be applied to a diverse population of American women. In a study population...
  • Why I Can't Stand Orange is the New Black's Author Piper Kerman

    06/29/2016 5:39:05 PM PDT · by InHisService · 49 replies
    Kirchhoff's Law ^ | 6-29-16 | Mary Kirchhoff
    Why I Can’t Stand Author Piper Kerman of Orange is the New Black Piper Kerman’s Orange is the New Black was a best seller several years ago, which spawned a popular Netflix T.V. series of the same name. Less than 50 pages into the book I couldn’t stand her. Her behavior and attitude later in the book confirmed that feeling. The actual charge she does time for doesn’t bother me nearly as much as what kind of person Piper is – and isn’t. Among other things, Piper Kerman is a self-centered elitist snob, and I straight up do not like...
  • Who smiles like this at the moment of death? (young nun's witness to love for Christ)

    06/25/2016 1:28:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 42 replies
    Aletelial ^ | June 25, 2016
    Death is a tragedy for mortal man, and yet with faith in eternity and anticipation of the embrace of our heavenly Father, death becomes radiant.We share today the news of the death of Sister Cecilia, a Carmelite of Santa Fe in Argentina, who suffered from lung cancer. She astonished those who surrounded her in her agony, as her face was transformed by a tender smile as she closed her eyes to this world. As you can see in the photograph, she looks like a lover who has arrived to the encounter she has long been yearning for.The Carmel of...
  • Dr. James Dobson Claims that Donald Trump Recently Gave His Life to Jesus Christ as His Savior.

    06/25/2016 10:11:14 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 40 replies
    Godfactor.com ^ | 6/24/16 | Michael Anthony
    I WAS AT TUESDAY'S HISTORIC "CONVERSATION WITH DONALD TRUMP AND BEN CARSON" at the Marriott Marquis on Broadway. About 1,000 evangelical leaders attended this historic event. While there, I met Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family and Family Talk. I asked Dr. Dobson his views on the meeting and he shared some things that will not only blow your mind, but should also have you on your knees, praying for Mr. Trump and our country with a fresh perspective. Click here or below to listen to this "you heard it here first" interview.
  • To My 'Never Trump' Brethren

    06/25/2016 12:07:44 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 9 replies
    http://www.afa.net/ ^ | June 23, 2016 | Walker Wildmon
    On Tuesday, hundreds of evangelical leaders gathered in New York City to meet with Donald Trump. I was one of the four representatives from AFA who attended this event. Overall I was pleased with the questions that were asked and the answers that were given. My father, Tim Wildmon summed up the meeting in a recent article that I’d encourage you to read. The purpose of this piece is to address the ‘Never Trump’ crowd.
  • Pope Francis: "On many occasions I find myself in a crisis of faith",...

    06/20/2016 8:07:30 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 43 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | June 20,2016 | Augustinus
    From the very beginning, before almost anyone else dared call has been happening to Christians under ISIS "genocide", this page sounded the call: with our identification with "Nun, the sign of genocide", and our explanation on why it is genocide: "It's over: Genocide has been accomplished." (on why the word is deliberately and appropriately used, based on the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide). The last 3 days has seen much of the Catholic commentariat scramble to analyze, to critique, or -- in some cases -- to break the limits of intelligence and plain...
  • Code Pink students disrupt Trump speech to protest ‘horrifying’ language

    06/11/2016 11:02:21 AM PDT · by orchestra · 45 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 6/10/2016 | Anthony Gockowski and Bethany Salgado
    Student protesters interrupted Donald Trump’s address Thursday in Washington, chanting “Stop hate! Stop Trump!” as they were escorted from the premises. “Refugees are welcome here!” they shouted while Trump spoke to the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority Conference, seeking to cement his support among evangelical voters.
  • Trump To Hold Summit With 900 Religious Leaders

    06/09/2016 3:00:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 9, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump is scheduled to hold an event with hundreds of religious leaders on June 21st in New York City. Concerned Women for America CEO and President Penny Nance is a co-sponsor for the event with Trump, where close to 900 religious leaders will meet.
  • Obama Appoints Transgender Woman to Advise on Faith Issues

    06/07/2016 9:14:59 AM PDT · by milton23 · 34 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/7/2016 | Fred Lucas
    President Barack Obama’s appointment of a Christian transgender activist as an adviser on faith issues represents part of a larger agenda, some social conservatives fear. Last month, Obama named Barbara Satin, a man who identifies as a woman, to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Satin is the assistant faith works director for the LGBTQ Task Force and a member of the United Church of Christ, where she served on the church’s national executive council. The denomination is among the nation’s most open to the LGBT community. Satin has been the chair of GLBT Generations — an...
  • International outcry over Turkey’s use of historic Hagia Sophia cathedral for Ramadan services

    06/06/2016 3:56:01 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 17 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | 06/06/2016 | Lisa Daftari
    An angry war of words has erupted between Greece and Turkey after Turkish authorities permitted a daily Koran reading to be broadcast from Turkey’s famous Hagia Sophia, a former Byzantine cathedral. Turkish national broadcaster TRT Diyanet will broadcast the sahur or Islamic predawn meal along with daily readings from the Koran during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan which began Monday. Greece’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the move in a statement calling it “bigotry” and “not compatible with modern, democratic and secular societies.”
  • Vanity - Prayer Request

    06/03/2016 5:58:42 AM PDT · by RonPaulLives · 43 replies
    RonPaulLives | 06/03/16 | RonPaulLives
    Hello. If I've posted this in the wrong place/manner, then moderators should free to move it or please advise. I am very worried about my father, and would like to ask for prayers for him. He's 84 years old and a decorated Korean War Veteran. I have been working nonstop without an off day recently, and I now live farther away from my parents than ever before. I didn't know he was attempting to mow the grass at his home. But he fell badly and broke his leg and ankle. He is in a lot of pain, and they say...
  • 500 Evangelical Leaders to Meet Trump to Test His Faith, Values

    05/23/2016 8:15:13 AM PDT · by georgiegirl · 122 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 5/23/16 | ANUGRAH KUMAR
    As many as 500 top evangelical and social conservative leaders, including Dr. Ben Carson and Tony Perkins, will have a closed-door meeting with Donald Trump on June 21 in New York City to ascertain what he has to offer to the country... --snip-- Those leading the efforts include Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd, Focus on the Family founder James Dobson, Faith and Freedom Coalition's Ralph Reed, Penny Nance of Concerned Women for America, Bob McEwen, Tim Wildmon of the American Family Association, Kelly Shackleford of First Liberty, American Values President Gary Bauer, Family Leader President Bob Vander Plaats, and...
  • https://www.usa.church/3-reasons-pastors-bold-woman-marching-target/

    05/20/2016 8:15:07 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 6 replies
    USA Christian Church ^ | 10/16/2016 | Steven Andrew
    A bold family walked through a Target store with the mother, who cares for the well being of the people, saying, “Do not be deceived,” Target “opening their bathrooms to perverted men” and “Mothers, get your children out of this store”. This is because millions believe Target is rebelling against God and endangering women by having transgenders use bathrooms with women...
  • The Gospel Part 5: Reconciling Faith And Works

    05/19/2016 5:25:46 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 127 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 5/19/16 | Gary
    Faith vs. works.  Christians have debated this topic for two thousand years and still do.  At the heart of the debate you have two (seemingly) opposing sides: Team Faith says works are not required for salvation.  Salvation is received by grace through faith alone (John 6:28-29, Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 4:5, Romans 11:6, Galatians 2:21).  They believe that making works a requirement for salvation ignores the very message of the Gospel that Jesus died for our sins and rose again (1 Corinthians 15:1-4), which the Apostle Paul calls "of first importance."  This is Christianity 101.  If Jesus died for your...
  • Messages on church reader board stir controversy (Libtards outraged over biblical truth)

    05/16/2016 6:32:19 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    KATU News ^ | May 16, 2016 | Stephen Mayer
    HOOD RIVER, Ore. (KATU) - The view from the Belmont Drive Missionary Baptist Church is beautiful, but many say the messages outside the church are downright ugly. The reader board now displays two messages. The first reads, "Wake up Christians. Allah is not our God. Muhammad not greater than Jesus." The second says, "Only the Bible is God's word. 'Holy book.' Koran is just another book." "I literally had to stop and back up and make sure I saw what I saw, and I was profoundly offended and upset by it," Eric Cohn said. [Snip] "I was really annoyed...
  • Muslims Demand “Bigoted” Church Sign Removal, Pastor Has Perfect Reply

    05/16/2016 4:48:19 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 107 replies
    Mad world news ^ | May 15, 2016 | Dom the conservative
    Expecting the peaceful pastor to cave, they were shocked and enraged when he not only refused to remove it, but offered the perfect response. Belmont Drive Missionary Baptist Church in Oregon has caused a disturbing stir in self-important hypocrites who believe that Islam is a supreme religion that should never be criticized. The church in Hood River has caused the thought police to sound the alarm on bigotry, proving their own intolerance. WSBT rushed to the scene of a political correctness crime, in which the Baptist church displayed a message on their sign declaring, “Wake up Christians. Allah is not...
  • The Faith of Christopher Hitchens

    05/11/2016 11:12:20 AM PDT · by fishtank · 16 replies
    Proslogion ^ | May. 5, 2016 | Dr. Jay L. Wile
    The Faith of Christopher Hitchens May. 5, 2016 Larry Alex Taunton is a columnist who started the Fixed Point Foundation, an apologetics organization that is probably best known for arranging high-profile debates between well-known atheists and Christians. For example, it arranged the famous “God Delusion” debate between Dr. Richard Dawkins and Dr. John Lennox. Other notable debates include The “Is God Great” debate between Christopher Hitchens and Dr. John Lennox and the “God on Trial” debate between Christopher Hitchens and Dinesh D’Souza. Because his organization has arranged such debates (and because he often moderates them), Taunton has met and gotten...
  • Obama: All Faiths are Equal

    05/06/2016 3:31:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 89 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 6, 2016 | Marion DS Dreyfus
    A few weeks ago, the bloviator-in-chief moved his lips in another deathless lumbada of badda -- another nugget of Obamaesque [un]truthiness. His words: “An attack on islam is an attack on all faiths.” Outside a Baltimore mosque, he added, “When any religious group is targeted, we all have a responsibility to speak up.” That goes double for you, too, Mr. President. And you have the means, and the daily morning update briefings, to be hyperaware of the true extent of threats against “religious groups.” And those under threat are far and away not Muslims. But equal faiths is simply not...
  • Is It Ever Right to Bend the Law?"

    05/05/2016 7:06:19 AM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-04-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Is It Ever Right to Bend the Law? Msgr. Charles Pope • May 4, 2016 • Our relationship with God’s law is complex and we don’t often get it right. When it comes to God’s law we cannot forget that it is personal. That is, it is given to us by a loving God who wants to save us. Therefore, it is important to know both the law and the lawgiver, who is God.In the Deuteronomic code, each law is often followed by the phrase “I am the Lord.” It is as if the Lord is saying, “This is...
  • (vanity) - breast cancer diagnosis

    05/03/2016 9:09:35 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 71 replies
    me | 5/3/16 | me
    Yes, got the call for my biopsy; it is cancer.
  • Mosul’s iconic ‘Clock Church’ destroyed by ISIS

    04/26/2016 5:34:46 AM PDT · by Fali_G · 22 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | 04/26/2016 | Lisa Daftari
    Islamic State militants in Iraq have blown up the remnants of the prestigious Latin Church, dubbed the "Clock Church" for its prominent clock tower in central Mosul, according to the Patriarch of the Chaldeans, Louis Raphael Sacco. Militants cordoned off areas surrounding the church and looted the building for profitable artifacts and antiquities before destroying the remaining parts with explosives, an Iraqi Christian community leader confirmed to The Foreign Desk. The Clock Church, which had its clock tower gifted in 1873 to Iraqi Christians by Napoleon III’s wife, French Empress Eugénie, became a target of ISIS attacks in February 2015,...
  • The Gospel Part 3: Are You Ready To Be A Super Hero?

    04/18/2016 2:03:42 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 3 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 7/24/15 | Gary
    "But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit," - Titus 3:4-5 The Gospel is the ultimate rags-to-riches story. We were pitiful, poor, blind, and naked, deserving death because of our sins, and unable to help ourselves. We felt unloved and in turn were unloving. This bleak existence of dust-to-dust was all there was.  And then Jesus came. He revealed to us a loving Daddy in heaven who...
  • re: Poor innocent victim Ted Cruz

    This past week, Mark Levin lashed out at conservative “a-holes” like Breitbart for its coverage of the Cruz eligibility controversy. (SNIP) Last month, Conway defended the RNC’s plans to use a brokered convention to strip Trump of the nomination, if necessary: “It’s not cheating…” (SNIP) Roe took an innocuous exchange between Carson and Sally Quinn out of context, and disseminated it to Cruz’s evangelical network. (SNIP) It’s criticism of critics of Cruz’s critics– and their cartoonish attempts to paint him as an innocent-to-a-fault, 11th Commandment devotee.
  • Of Mice and Men - Pondering the Strange Loss of Faith in an Age of Science

    04/07/2016 7:26:35 AM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-06-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Of Mice and Men - Pondering the Strange Loss of Faith in an Age of Science Msgr. Charles Pope • April 6, 2016 • One of the more perplexing claims of the growing number of agnostics and atheists among us is that there is no evidence of an intelligent creator of the universe. But clearly the created universe manifests intelligibility and order from the farthest reaches of outer space down to our tiny planet and further down into the “inner space” of cells, atoms, and molecules. Science affirms the existence of a creator by uncovering the inner order and...
  • ‘God never leaves you alone’: Calgary bobsled crash survivor credits faith for recovery

    04/05/2016 8:19:01 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 3 replies
    Global News ^ | April 5, 2016 | Tracy Nagai
    His appearance is dramatic: an eye patch covers 18-year-old Caleb Hettinga‘s right eye and a halo supports his head and neck. “One thing that I’ve learned through this experience is that God never leaves you alone to suffer through an experience like this,” Caleb said in a video to fellow church members posted online..
  • Super Bowl-Winning Coach Harbaugh Shows Leadership and Faith amid Tragedy

    04/05/2016 10:56:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2016 | Paul Dykewicz
    A Super Bowl championship might seem to be the crowning achievement in the life of a football coach but sometimes laudable leadership can be found in the midst of a crisis when wins and losses at that moment pale in comparison to life and death.Such a juncture occurred recently when John Harbaugh, the coach of the Baltimore Ravens who led them to a world championship in 2012, endured a sleepless night after learning that 23-year-old Tray Walker, a promising defensive back on his team, was critically injured while riding a dirt bike that collided with an SUV in Liberty City,...
  • Believing in God

    03/27/2016 5:04:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2016 | Bruce Bialosky
    I select movies each week to put on my Netflix cue based on some reviews I read in a cursory manner. Months later, they show up for me to watch and I generally have little idea what they are about unless it was a major movie like Star Wars or Spotlight. When a movie called War Room arrived, my reaction was “Oh boy, a good blow ‘em up movie.” That assumption was grossly wrong as it was a movie about a family healed by Christian faith, which started me focusing on faith and God. I grew up among Jews who...
  • Actress Jennifer Garner: Filming 'Miracles From Heaven' Inspired Me to Go Back to Church

    03/20/2016 7:26:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 03/20/2016
    In new faith film Miracles from Heaven, which is based on a true story, actress Jennifer Garner plays Christy Beam, the mother of a young girl Annabel (Kylie Rogers) who is diagnosed with an incurable and painful disease. Because of the illness, pressure on the young family was high as Annabel had to undergo numerous hospital appointments and procedures. However, one day Annabel was involved in a freak accident and fell from a tree and hit her head. When she came to, doctors discovered she'd somehow been cured. "I mean there's reason there's a movie and a book about it,"...
  • The Cult of Liberalism (Saturbray)

    03/12/2016 8:41:33 AM PST · by bray · 6 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 3/12/16 | bray
    2 Peter 1:4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. Unlike Conservatism, Liberalism a Godless faith which forces its followers to be fundamentalists in the belief of their liberal dogma. It forces people to work their way to being a better person than those who do not march in lockstep to the Democrat doxology. Theirs is a man made set of morals and laws which often counters the Bible’s moral authority. This is...
  • New Study: Increasing Number of Americans Consider Christianity "to be Extremist"

    02/29/2016 5:34:31 PM PST · by marshmallow · 41 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 2/29/16 | Carl E. Olson
    "The perception that the Christian faith is extreme," says Barna Group, "is now firmly entrenched among the nation's non-Christians."I'm in the final stretch of completing this book, which I should have finished weeks (or months!) ago. And I have a number of things I plan to post about as soon as possible. But this bit of news from the Barna Group grapt aholt of me (that's a German phrase, by way of Montana): Society is undergoing a change of mind about the way religion and people of faith intersect with public life. That is, there are intensifying perceptions that faith...
  • Cruz's Religion Once Wasn't So Obvious

    02/27/2016 7:21:20 PM PST · by gg188 · 149 replies
    U.S. News And World Report ^ | Jan. 30, 2016 | WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press
    ...Cruz doesn't tithe. He and his wife donated less than 1 percent of their income to charity and nothing to churches, including to their own in Houston, according to tax returns from 2006 to 2010, the most recent Cruz has released. His campaign declined requests from The Associated Press to provide recent tax returns or otherwise demonstrate donations since 2010. Cruz has said he and his wife were more focused on using their seven-figure annual income to build a financial foundation for their family.
  • 'Nobody reads the Bible more than me': Trump's claim is a laughing stock

    02/27/2016 8:33:40 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 65 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 2/25/2016 | Kenya Sinclair
    On Tuesday, while criticizing the Iran Nuclear Deal, Trump commented that John Kerry "did not read 'The Art of the Deal,'" and that he "probably didn't read the Bible either." -snip- Trump's joke led to his claim that "Nobody reads the Bible more than me" - a statement that sent millions of critics into fits of laughter.Responses came immediately, with recollections of Trump's interview where he claimed the Bible was his favorite book, but then refused to share his favorite verse.His use of blanket statements and vague comments to shy away from directly answering a single question about the Holy...
  • Antonin Scalia's Wisdom on Faith and American Success

    02/26/2016 6:18:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's note: This column was coauthored by Ken Klukowski. At the funeral of Justice Antonin Scalia, his son Paul, giving the homily, cited his father's belief that the success of America arose from the blessing of God -- a blessing experienced in part because of faith's role in the life of this nation. As usual, the justice himself explained it best. In his life and at his death, Scalia has defined the contours of an epic battle that will determine a central part of America's future. Speaking at his father's funeral mass, Fr. Paul Scalia explained: "God blessed Dad, as...
  • A Catholic Letter to Pope Francis: Look at the Politicians Whose Faith You Don't Question

    02/24/2016 8:54:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 02/24/2016 | Jack Kerwick
    Dear Holy Father, As everyone by now knows, because of Donald Trump's position on immigration and his desire to build a wall along America's southern border, you said of him that he is "not a Christian." In the wake of quick and furious backlash, you attempted to qualify--some say "walk back"--your remarks. Yet the Vatican's subsequent remarks made it crystal clear that you did indeed mean to reject Trump's claim to be a Christian. After assuring the public that your comments should in no way be understood as "a personal attack" or "an indication of voting," your spokesperson at the...
  • Fr. Paul Scalia Delivers Homily of Hope at the Funeral Mass of Justice Scalia

    02/23/2016 6:57:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2016 | Paul Dykewicz
    WASHINGTON—Possibly the biggest tribute to late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, 79, during his funeral Mass Saturday, Feb. 19, may have come during the homily offered by his son, Fr. Paul Scalia, who preached about the blessings his father received during his life and the salvation that faith in Jesus Christ offers flawed people such as his dad. Every funeral is a reminder of the thin "veil" that is between this world and the next one, between this time and "eternity," and between the "opportunity for conversion" and the moment of judgment, Fr. Scalia told the attendees at the Basilica...
  • False Grace, Loving God and Hating Evil

    02/22/2016 2:12:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2016 | Matt Barber
    What a mess our world is in. What a mess America is in. What a mess the church is in. Depressed yet? Isaiah 5:20 encapsulates, I believe, the cultural condition of much of the world, most of America and an alarmingly high percentage of those who belong, or at least claim to belong, to the body of Christ. "Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter." Calling evil good. That sums us up. But, hey, "grace," right? I mean, you've...
  • The GOP Primary Is Revealing Fault Lines in the Evangelical Movement

    02/22/2016 11:54:18 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 71 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 22, 2016 | David French
    Over at FiveThirtyEight, Farai Chideya takes a crack at analyzing Trump's strong showing with South Carolina's Evangelicals. He accurately notes that Evangelicals aren't necessarily voting on their faith:' Trump's win among evangelicals was a bit of a surprise to the media - the cable networks hammered away at the issue, and on Sunday's "Meet the Press," Chuck Todd peppered Cruz with questions about why he lost the group that had supported him in Iowa. But the South Carolina results show evangelicals are a diverse group with sometimes differing priorities. Trump did well among less-conservative evangelicals but not among those who...
  • Donald Trump: "I never questioned" Ted Cruz's faith

    02/21/2016 1:55:23 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 100 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 21, 2016 | Emily Schultheis
    Donald Trump has criticized Pope Francis for questioning his own faith, but defended his own questions about fellow GOP candidate Ted Cruz's faith as legitimate. Last week, Pope Francis suggested Trump was "not Christian" for his comments about building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. At the time, Trump said, "No leader, especially a religious leader, should have the right to question another man's religion or faith." But Trump has been similarly critical of Cruz's faith. Asked by moderator John Dickerson how he squares those two positions, Trump said he never questioned Cruz's faith. "No, I never questioned Ted's--anything having...
  • Pope Francis Suggests Donald Trump Is ‘Not Christian’

    02/18/2016 9:09:29 AM PST · by NRx · 307 replies
    NY Times ^ | 02-18-2016 | JIM YARDLEY
    ABOARD THE PAPAL AIRLINER -- Inserting himself into the Republican presidential race, Pope Francis on Wednesday suggested that Donald J. Trump "is not Christian" because of the harshness of his campaign promises to deport more immigrants and force Mexico to pay for a wall along the border. "A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian," Francis said when a reporter asked him about Mr. Trump on the papal airliner as he returned to Rome after his six-day visit to Mexico.
  • You Will Be Made to Care

    02/19/2016 8:42:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2016 | Erick Erickson
    I have a new book out this week titled "You Will Be Made to Care." I chronicle the disturbing trend of persecution in the United States against people of faith. Several years ago, I had an encounter with a young man who told me in no uncertain terms that he did not care about the rapid movement to legalize same sex marriage in the United States. It did not affect him, would not affect him and he did not care about the issue at all. I replied to him that he would be made to care by the secular left...
  • Why I’ll Stay Catholic Even if the Whole World Turns Against Us

    02/14/2016 3:07:53 PM PST · by NYer · 959 replies
    Catholic Stand ^ | February 14, 2016 | Felix Whelan
    Last year, in response to a Pew Research poll showing the American Catholic Church in decline, Elizabeth Scalia (now at the editorial helm of Aleteia) posted this challenge on her Patheos blog The Anchoress: If you're Catholic and have access to a web-page, a radio program, a Facebook page, whatever, take a few minutes, and tell the world why you are remaining a Catholic in an era where doing so seems not only counter-cultural, but also counter-intuitive and even, perhaps, a bit risky? Thoughtful and moving responses rolled in from all across the Internet, and continue to to do so...
  • 'Pro-Faith' or 'Profane?' Trump Surrogate Gets Heckled at Faith and Family Forum

    02/13/2016 12:24:33 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 320 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 12, 2016 | Leigh Munsil
    "...[Pastor Mark Burns] repeated four times: "Donald Trump is pro-faith. He is pro-faith. He is pro-faith. He is pro-faith." But an attendee called out loudly that Trump is "profane" - presumably referring to Trump's use of the word "pussy" on stage to mock opponent Sen. Ted Cruz and other such statements over the course of the campaign. Burns responded by admitting that Trump's language is profane. "Let me tell you one thing, I'm grateful you said that, that Donald Trump is profane, and that's what you're saying," he said. "Donald Trump is profane, but guess what? ... I don't know...
  • Look What Happened To This Man When He Run Away From God

    02/11/2016 7:13:28 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 42 replies
    ArmenHareyan.com ^ | Jan. 22, 2016 | Armen Hareyan
    There was a man in the Old Testament whose name was Jonah. God told him to do something, but he run away and thought he could hide from the presence of God. Then God commanded a big fish to swallow him. Miraculously, he survived in the belly of the fish for three days. During these three days he did three things: He realized he was wrong.He repented for his disobedience to God.He believed that God can still help him and prayed to God with faith. The Scripture says “And the Lord commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry...
  • Do Not Waste Your Time Remaining In The Past Because Your Best Days Are Still Up Ahead

    02/11/2016 6:54:26 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 25 replies
    ArmenHareyan.com ^ | Jan. 21, 2016 | Armen Hareyan
    We need to live this life not looking through the rear-view mirror. If someone has hurt you, forgive and move on. Leave it for God and he will care for it. Every time you have been disappointed, God has already set a new beginning for you. This is why you are still in this world. Every morning, every instance is a new beginning and a new opportunity for your salvation, which is life with God in His Kingdom. Your best days are still up ahead. The Scripture says in Ecclesiastes... Continue Reading here.
  • Chelsea Clinton: It's 'insulting' when people question my family's faith

    02/09/2016 12:11:40 PM PST · by simpson96 · 95 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Feb 9, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Chelsea Clinton said God and religion guides so much of her mother's "moral compass" that she can't help but feel insulted when people question her family's faith. "My mother is very deeply a person of faith," Ms. Clinton, the only child of former President Bill Clinton and Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, said at a recent fundraiser, the New York Post reported."It is deeply authentic and real for my mother, and it guides so much of her moral compass, but also her life's work," the 35-year-old added.Hillary was raised as a Methodist, Bill grew up as a Baptist, and Chelsea's...
  • God Is Three

    02/05/2016 4:09:36 AM PST · by metmom · 389 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all" (2 Corinthians 13:14). Though there is only one God, He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. God is one, but He exists in three distinct Persons. We call this the Trinity, a contraction of "tri-unity," meaning "three in one." The word Trinity doesn't appear in the Bible, but God's existence as three Persons in one God is clear from Scripture. Old Testament evidence of God's plurality can be...