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Ministry/Outreach (Religion)

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  • Argentine Archbishop: in Some Dioceses There is a Gay Priests’ Lobby

    12/11/2018 4:21:39 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 12/10/18 | Staff Reporter
    Archbishop Aguer welcomed Pope Francis's recent remarks on homosexuality in the priesthood The Archbishop Emeritus of La Plata has said that some dioceses have a “high” proportion of gay clergy who constitute a “kind of lobby”. Archbishop Héctor Aguer made the comment on the Channel 9 television programme Keys for a Better World. He was responding to Pope Francis’s remarks on homosexuality in the priesthood. The archbishop’s comment was reported by ACI Prensa, an EWTN-owned Catholic news agency based in Lima. He cited Pope Francis saying that homosexuality had become “fashionable” and that this mentality had also entered the Church....
  • Amir Tsarfati explains Operation Northern Shield to repel the aggression through the Lebanese border

    12/08/2018 7:16:16 PM PST · by firebrand · 1 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Dec. 8, 2018 | Amir Tsarfati
    Israel has been watching the construction of tunnels into Israel from Lebanon and has decided to make public the fact that they are aware of them. If UNIFIL will not stop the aggression, Israel will have to do it, and under international law it is entitled to do it. They will also continue to block "smart missile" manufacture, which is a threat to the safety of Israelis. A final note about the phony "sanhedrin." Be careful not to follow the misplaced enthusiasm about the red heifer and the Third Temple--it just makes believers look gullible and foolish. Right now there...
  • Interview With Cardinal Burke..The Faithful Are Suffering….But Schism Can Never Be Right

    12/08/2018 6:45:53 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Wanderer ^ | 12/5/18 | Peggy Moen
    (Editor’s Note: This interview took place in Rome on October 22, 2018, the Feast of St. John Paul II, during the final week of the October 3-28 Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment and before its conclusion. See The Wanderer, November 1, 2018, p. 1 for an article based on this interview.)Q. Your Eminence, the first thing I wanted to ask is, many Catholics, following this Summer of Shame, think they are living through the worst period of Church history. Do you agree?Cardinal Burke: It’s certainly among the worst, if not the worst. The Church has had...
  • Francis to Become First Pope to Visit Arabian Peninsula

    12/07/2018 4:27:11 PM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies ^ | 12/6/18 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The first visit by a pope to the Arabian peninsula will take place in February when Francis travels to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, the Vatican said on Thursday. The Feb. 3-5 trip, Francis' latest to a predominantly Muslim nation, will be centered around the theme of inter-religious peace. The Vatican said the pope had accepted an invitation from Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and the tiny Catholic community there. He will attend an inter-faith meeting. In a statement, Bishop Paul Hinder, head of the Roman Catholic Arabian Vicariate...

    12/02/2018 6:22:00 AM PST · by Pilgrim's Progress · 27 replies
    SELF | 12/2/2018 | PilgrimsProgress
    I Corinthians 4:1-7 THE SIMPLICITY OF THE GOSPEL IS UNDER ATTACK—BY RELIGION! “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ” (II Corinthians 11:3). I find some humor while I am out driving around, and I see these churches named First Corinthians Baptist church and I say to myself, why don’t they have Second Corinthians Baptist churches? Have they even read their Bibles? First Corinthians was written to a carnal, worldly, immature church. Well, thank goodness for Second Corinthians. A lot...
  • Catholic Patriarchs in Baghdad to Meet Young People and Celebrate Martyrs

    11/29/2018 7:30:37 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Agenzia Fides ^ | 11/23/18
    Baghdad (Agenzia Fides) - Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako - who was President delegate during the recent Synod of Bishops of the Catholic Church entitled "Youth, faith and vocational discernment" - will host the 26th meeting of the Eastern Catholic Patriarchs, scheduled from 26 to 30 November at the patriarchal seat of Baghdad, and dedicated to young people as "a sign of hope in the Middle East". The important summit - refer sources of the Chaldean patriarchate, consulted by Agenzia Fides - will begin on the afternoon of Monday 26 November with a Eucharistic concelebration presided over by the Syrian...
  • The Pope: if Necessary, the Church Goods Are to Be Sold to Help the Poor

    11/29/2018 7:22:14 PM PST · by marshmallow · 49 replies
    La Stampa-Vatican Insider ^ | 11/29/18 | Iacopo Scaramuzzi
    Message to the conference on the decommissioning of unused places of worship: “Change should not be welcomed with anxiety but as a sign of the times that requires us to adapt”“The Church should not see “with anxiety” that “many churches, until a few years ago needed, are now no longer necessary, for lack of faithful and clergy, or for a different distribution of the population in cities and rural areas”, but welcome this change “as a sign of the times that invites us to reflect and requires us to adapt”. The Pope emphasized this in a message to the participants...
  • Chinese Priest: The Holy See Should Concern Itself with Bishops in Prison

    11/29/2018 7:15:09 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 11/28/18 | P.Pietro
    Peter, who has undergone several years of imprisonment because of the faith, advises the Vatican to take also to heart the situation of the "brothers who are still suffering". The Sino-Vatican agreement produces confusion. Some doubts about the morality of the illegitimate bishops, who are now reconciled. Esteem for Pope Francis.Beijing (AsiaNews) - "The Holy See should concern itself with bishops who are still in prison", comforting "the brothers who are still suffering": says Fr. Peter, a priest from central China, who in the past also suffered prison. While appreciating the mission of Pope Francis, Fr. Peter confesses to being...
  • Prison Ministry Outreach - Dear Friends Perhaps you can help!

    11/29/2018 3:31:03 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 13 replies
    MBC ^ | 11/29/18
    Dear Freepers, I wanted to share this with you, It is our desire to be helpful to those in prison who indicate an interest in receiving spiritual help, even the good news of salvation centering in the Person of our Lord Jesus Christ, God's only Saviour. We also want to see these men and women continue in God's Word by means of personal Bible study. From our experience, we have found that inmates often profit from doing Bible studies by way of correspondence. They have plenty of time to devote to Bible study and they also enjoy receiving mail. We...
  • Metropolitan Hilarion Visits China as Well North and South Korea

    11/28/2018 6:52:53 PM PST · by marshmallow
    AsiaNews ^ | 11/27/18 | Vladimir Rozanskij
    The second most important cleric in the Russian Orthodox Church visits the Far East. In Beijing he cited the 222 Chinese martyrs killed during the Boxer Uprising (1900). In Pyongyang he gave a gift to Kim Jong-un from Patriarch Kirill. Russia’s Church and diplomats work together abroadMoscow (AsiaNews) – Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk, the most important cleric in the Russian Church after Patriarch Kirill, visited Beijing 23-24 November. Before travelling to the two Koreas, he celebrated a Divine Liturgy in the Church of the Dormition of the Mother of God, in the Russian embassy in Beijing, together with Church...
  • A Sanctuary Fight and Another Coverup

    11/28/2018 6:40:40 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Fr. Regis ^ | 11/26/18 | Fr. Regis Scanlon
    By now it should be clear to Catholics that when it comes to proclaiming the Faith, our biggest fight today is within our own Church, and the dissension is about sexual morality and gay rights. This was made clear to me by an incident that happened some years ago. A gay rights group took out an ad in a local newspaper condemning the local bishop who was teaching that homosexual acts are intrinsically evil. A group of young college-age Catholics wanted to fight back, and they collected money to run their own ad defending the bishop. But the chancery at...
  • Dubia Cardinal, Bishops Defend Cdl. Müller Linking Abuse Crisis and Homosexuality

    11/28/2018 6:30:23 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/26/18 | Maike Hickson
    November 26, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – On 21 November, LifeSiteNews published a wide-ranging interview with Cardinal Gerhard Müller – the former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith – in which the cardinal spoke about the abuse problem in general as related to the loss of Faith, and he pointed to the high percentage of male victims of clerical sex abuse and likewise to the problem of homosexually active priests. These statements have prompted an outcry of indignation in Germany, as may be seen with the German bishops' news website conducting an interview with a German Jesuit,...
  • The tragedy of murdered missionary John Allen Chau: Some questions

    11/28/2018 11:27:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 11/28/2018 | Mark Woods
    It's impossible to look at a photograph of John Allen Chau, the young American killed by tribespeople on North Sentinel Island, without sadness. He is in the full glow of youth, with decades of life ahead of him. His friends and family have paid tribute to his gifts and his character: 'He was a beloved son, brother, uncle and best friend to us. To others he was a Christian missionary, a wilderness EMT [Emergency Medical Technician], an international soccer coach, and a mountaineer', they wrote on Instagram. John Allen Chau was killed on North Sentinel Island.In a moving post, they ask...
  • Ex-imam explains what Muslims get wrong about Jesus, details family's persecution

    11/28/2018 9:41:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/28/2018 | Samuel Smith
    A former Nigerian imam-turned-pastor who says Islam’s holy book helped confirm to him that Jesus Christ is the son of God, has detailed the persecution his family has endured because of their Christian faith. The pastor, who for security purposes will be referred to as “John,” recently spoke with The Christian Post for an hourlong interview about his family’s ordeal in which one of their son's was murdered after they were forced into hiding in different states across Nigeria before traveling to the United States this year to seek asylum. John was born to a Hausa Fulani family in the...
  • Pope Emeritus Benedict: Dialogue with the Jews, Not Mission

    11/27/2018 7:23:23 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Vatican News ^ | 11/27/18
    The Pope emeritus “corrects” an article by theologian Michael Böhnke and rejects as “absolutely false” the insinuation that Benedict has called into question the foundations of Jewish-Christian dialogue.In a “correction” sent to the German monthly Herder Korrespondenz, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI affirmed that Christians are called to a “dialogue” with the Jews, rather than a “mission.” The Pope emeritus was responding to an article by theologian Michael Böhnke of Wuppertal. In the September issue of the journal, Böhnke had commented disapprovingly on statements made by Benedict concerning the relationship between Jews and Christians. A completely false insinuationJudaism and Christianity, said Benedict,...
  • 1 Kings 3:5-12; 2 Kings 19:14-22, 32-35 GOD'S ANSWER TO THE DEFEATED BELIEVER

    11/24/2018 5:52:45 AM PST · by Pilgrim's Progress · 8 replies
    SELF | 11/24/2018 | PilgrimsProgress
    1 Kings 3:5-12; 2 Kings 19:14-22, 32-35 GOD'S ANSWER TO THE DEFEATED BELIEVER, or, WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS! It’s amazing how when things are going our way how we live by faith. Amen? But when it goes a little crazy, we become skeptics and we try to do things on our own. That’s when we are tested. People can’t understand why they never grow, they never get close to God—it’s because when He puts something in your way for you to trust Him, you don’t trust Him. You always use plan B. And if you are a Christian, it just...
  • Interview: Cdl. Müller on Abuse Crisis and its Link to Homosexuality in Priesthood

    11/21/2018 6:47:50 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/21/18 | Maike Hickson
    November 21, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (2012-2017), has granted LifeSiteNews an interview in which he discusses in depth the problems of the current clerical sex abuse crisis. In this discussion about the abuse crisis, Müller does not shy away from pointing out that the Church needs to address the problem of practiced homosexuality in the ranks of the clergy, saying that "homosexual conduct of clergymen can in no case be tolerated." He states, however, that leaders in the Catholic Church still underestimate this problem. The prelate...
  • Bishop in South Africa Says Abuser Priests Should be Excommunicated

    11/21/2018 6:33:20 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Crux ^ | 11/21/18 | Staff
    YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon - An archbishop in South Africa has suggested the Church’s law system should be amended to mandate the excommunication of priests who commit sexual abuse. Archbishop Buti Tlhagale of Johannesburg made his comments during an ordination mass for four new priests. “Perhaps the abuse of minors by a priest, considering its moral gravity … ought to be considered as an automatic excommunication. In other words, when a priest is found to have abused a child, that should be included in the list of those acts that bring about automatic excommunication,” he said Oct. 27. Currently, there are several...
  • Bishop Urges Other Bishops to be Honest About McCarrick Cover-Pp: ‘Be Men, Not Cowards’

    11/20/2018 6:54:50 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/20/18 | Lisa Bourne
    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, November 20, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Bishop Shawn McKnight was “very disappointed” at the Holy See’s intervention last week prohibiting the U.S. bishops from taking action on measures to address sexual abuse. “My frustration, shared with many other people, is this,” Bishop McKnight of the Diocese of Jefferson City explained. “We have known about the scandal of Archbishop McCarrick since the end of June, and our Church must take immediate, decisive and substantive action in light of the deep wound the scandal has caused.” It’s not so much the time it’s taking to punish McCarrick, he said, and...
  • Amir reports on airstrikes of today, Nov. 19, and more

    11/19/2018 2:43:15 PM PST · by firebrand · 7 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Nov. 19, 2018 | Amir Tsarfati
    Amir reports on today's strikes by Israeli F-16s. He does not give exact target or targets but relates it to previous statements by Netanyahu. Russia, since September 17, when their spy plane was shot down, has been totally on the side of Iran and Turkey, and will move to take over the spoils of Syria and then eventually Israel. Some clarifications of prophecy and on the Gaza attacks. Be of good cheer, and give thanks to God.