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Ministry/Outreach (Religion)

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  • [Irish] Archbishop Condemns Catholic Keyboard Warriors

    10/23/2019 6:41:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    The Tablet (UK) ^ | 10/22/19 | Sarah MacDonald
    A Catholicism of self-defined certainties will lead eventually to a doubt about all certainties and thus to emptinessCatholic keyboard warriors who “spend all day attacking and responding” on social media in the belief that they are “defending the integrity of Church teaching” have been sharply criticised by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin. In his homily for a Mass to mark the canonisation of St John Henry Newman at Dublin’s University Church, Archbishop Martin said he was “astonished” at the content and tone of daily messages on social media by Catholic pundits, who he said were “anything but kindly”. Rebuking these...
  • Greek Archdiocese Requesting Constantinople to Consider Second Marriages for Several Priests

    10/23/2019 6:29:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 10/18/19
    The Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America met in New York on October 15-16 under the presidency of Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, dealing with a number of issues, including the organization of Synodal Committees, clerical discipline, the possibility of electing a new vicar bishop, the ongoing construction of the St. Nicholas shrine at Ground Zero, and much more. In particular, according to the official communiqué published by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, the Synod “Examined the petitions of three clergymen who have requested to enter into holy matrimony in the second instance and decided to formally...

    10/23/2019 5:35:34 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 2 replies
    KING JAMES BIBLE | 10/23/2019 | PilgrimsProgress
    “Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom” (Proverbs 23:4).
  • 'Please Leave': Why the Sydney Archbishop's Same-Sex Marriage Message has Anglicans Rattled

    10/22/2019 5:55:58 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 10/19/19 | Andrew West
    Glenn Davies’ blunt words come at a critical moment for Australian churches amid demands for religious freedomFor a man renowned for his civility, the language was blunt. During his annual speech to the Anglican Church’s Sydney synod, Archbishop Glenn Davies told supporters of same-sex marriage to “please leave us”. “My own view is that if people wish to change the doctrine of our church, they should start a new church or join a church more aligned to their views,” he said. “But do not ruin the Anglican Church by abandoning the plain teaching of scripture.” In a report published on...
  • Amazon Bishops Pledge Poverty, Spurning Plastics and Taking the Bus

    10/22/2019 5:51:21 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Crux ^ | 10/20/19 | Inés San Martín
    ROME - Some 40 bishops participating in the Synod of Bishops on the Amazon gathered Sunday in the Catacombs of St. Domitilla in Rome to renew a pact signed in 1965 by 42 prelates at the Second Vatican Council calling for a poor church. Though both “Pacts of the Catacombs” were inspired by a commitment to building a poor church for the poor, there are striking differences between the 1965 original and the one signed this time around, including length. This week’s pact is rooted in the Amazon, and some elements may be harder to embrace by the universal Church,...

    10/22/2019 6:31:36 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 1 replies
    KING JAMES BIBLE | 10/22/2019 | PilgrimsProgress
    “He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor” (Proverbs 22:9).

    10/21/2019 5:11:22 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 3 replies
    KING JAMES BIBLE | 10/21/2019 | PilgrimsProgress
    “An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin” (Proverbs 21:4).
  • [Amazon] Synod Bishops to Renew Vatican II’s “Pact of the Catacombs” for the Poor

    10/20/2019 7:37:45 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Crux ^ | 10/19/19 | Inés San Martín
    ROME - Some 54 years ago, 42 bishops participating in the Second Vatican Council signed what’s known as the “Pact of the Catacombs,” committing to living simply like the poorest of their parishioners. Early Sunday morning in Rome, some of the 180 bishops participating in the Oct. 6-27 Synod of Bishops on the Amazon will make a pilgrimage to the Catacombs of Domitilla on the outskirts of Rome to renew that promise. The information was first published by the Brazilian news site Dom, and Crux confirmed it Saturday with Peruvian Cardinal Pedro Barreto Jimenez, who said the gesture is not...

    10/20/2019 7:26:05 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 5 replies
    KING JAMES BIBLE | 10/20/2019 | PilgrimsProgress
    “The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him” (Proverbs 20:7).

    10/19/2019 7:57:16 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 3 replies
    KING JAMES BIBLE | 10/19/2019 | PilgrimsProgress
    “Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth” (Proverbs 19:2 KJV).
  • “Dis-evangelized” Amazon. The Numbers of a Catholic Church Reduced By Half

    10/18/2019 7:25:44 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | October 18, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    “Dis-evangelized” Amazon. The Numbers of a Catholic Church Reduced By Half At the press conference on Monday, October 14 Paolo Ruffini, prefect of the Vatican dicastery for communication, was asked why updated statistical data have not been released on the religious affiliation of inhabitants of the Amazon, seeing the impetuous growth of the Evangelical and Pentecostal Churches, at the expense of the Catholic Church.Ruffini replied that all the information in the possession of the Vatican offices has been made available to the accredited journalists, and that in any case the synod has to address rather more important questions than statistical...

    10/18/2019 5:33:12 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 5 replies
    KING JAMES BIBLE | 10/18/2019 | PilgrimsProgress
    “Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD” (Proverbs 18:22).
  • Brazil Archbishop Blames ‘Dragon of Traditionalism’ for Opposition to Pope

    10/17/2019 5:28:18 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 10/14/19 | Jules Gomes
    Archbishop Brandes backtracks in presence of conservative President Jair BolsonaroSAO PAULO, Brazil ( - The archbishop of Aparecida has lashed out at conservatives who oppose the Amazon Synod as possessed by the "dragon of traditionalism" and as "violent, unfair" and "shooting the Pope, the Synod and the Second Vatican Council." Preaching at the Solemn High Mass on the feast day of Our Lady of Aparecida, Abp. Orlando Brandes said that the dragon was active and was "easing the ways of the dragon of corruption, which takes bread out of our mouth and increases social inequalities." "Of course, in the Scriptures...
  • Atheism is declining worldwide, says report; what should Christians do?

    10/17/2019 9:15:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/17/2019 | Hayden Royster
    A few months ago, the good folks at the ​Center for the Study of Global Christianity released the 2019 ​edition​ of their “Status of Global Christianity” report. There’s a lot of fascinating info in there. Some of the more significant stats are detailed in the LifeWay ​article​, 7 SURPRISING TRENDS IN GLOBAL CHRISTIANITY IN 2019, like the fact that Christianity is growing faster than the population is, or that the percentage of unevangelized individuals in the world has shrunk, from 54.3% in 1900 to 28.4% today.Perhaps most fascinating, though, is the projected decrease in atheism worldwide. According to the report,...

    10/17/2019 7:22:39 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 1 replies
    KING JAMES BIBLE | 10/17/2019 | PilgrimsProgress
    “A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth” (Proverbs 17:8).

    10/16/2019 5:14:25 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 2 replies
    KING JAMES BIBLE | 10/16/2019 | PilgrimsProgress
    “All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits. Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established” (Proverbs 16:2-3 KJV).
  • Lonely Voice in Brazilian Episcopate Speaks Against Synod Document

    10/15/2019 5:49:31 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Crux ^ | 10/14/19 | Eduardo Campos Lima
    SÃO PAULO - In Brazil, most of the criticism directed towards the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon came from the government, not from members of the hierarchy. Bishop José Luís Azcona is among the minority of Brazilian prelates to raise concerns about the synod, calling the Vatican meeting’s preparatory document “weak and inconsistent.” Still, he has sought to distance his criticism from that of President Jair Bolsonaro, who he said wants to meddle in the Brazilian Church. In the past few months, the Spanish-born Azcona, bishop emeritus of the Prelature of Marajó - located in the Amazonian State of...

    10/15/2019 5:13:20 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 1 replies
    KING JAMES BIBLE | 10/15/2019 | PilgrimsProgress
    “The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good” (Proverbs 15:3).
  • David Carr Attacks Street Preacher

    10/14/2019 10:16:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Warriors for Christ ^ | October 12, 2019 | Warriors for Christ
    David Carr Attacks Street Preacher David Carr owns King of King’s radio network out of Somerset Ky. David attacked the street preachers who were trying to preach the truth. He publicly called Chris McComas of West Virginia voices a dumbbell and he said to Rich Penkoski of Warriors for Christ that he hopes he doesn’t preach because it doesn’t do anything. Apparently David wants to just stand there holding a sign while stepping aside to allow children to go into a bar to watch a drag show. David’s actions are a good example of why perverts and child predators are...

    10/14/2019 6:57:33 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 1 replies
    KING JAMES BIBLE | 10/14/2019 | PilgrimsProgress
    “He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him” (Proverbs 14:2 KJV).