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Moral Issues (Religion)

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  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 18 [Prayer and Meditation]

    06/18/2018 6:47:00 AM PDT · by OneVike · 4 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 18 (NKJV) The Name of the LORD Is a Strong Tower 01 A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire; 00 He rages against all wise judgment. 02 A fool has no delight in understanding, 00 But in expressing his own heart. 03 When the wicked comes, contempt comes also; 00 And with dishonor comes reproach. 04 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; 00 The wellspring of wisdom is a flowing brook. 05 It is not good to show partiality to the wicked, 00 Or to overthrow the righteous in judgment. 06 A fool's...
  • Medical Professional Revolt Anticipated as Ireland Prepares to Force Abortion Compliance

    06/17/2018 4:33:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/15/18 | SPUC
    June 15, 2018 (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children) – Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has insisted that doctors will be forced to refer women for abortions when legislation is introduced following the repeal of the Eighth Amendment. The remarks came after the National Association of GPs (NAGP) passed a motion that the body should "advocate for conscientious objection, without obligation to refer". Motions were also passed to call on the Health minister to ensure an "opt-in" provision for doctors who wish to provide abortion, and for him to confirm that he does not intend to "make a termination of...
  • Don’t Let Your To-Do List Make You Miss Being a Dad

    06/17/2018 1:00:35 PM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies
    CE.com ^ | 06-16-18 | Wesley Wolfe
    June 10, 2018Don’t Let Your To-Do List Make You Miss Being a DadWesley Wolfe In a technological world of instant gratification, it has become very difficult to be patient for anything to come full circle, whether it’s personal goals or products arriving in the mail. The patient man or woman is usually a simple man or woman with the ability to understand the beauty of the process; not just the outcome.I am not patient.It doesn’t matter what we’re talking about, but there’s a good chance I don’t have the patience for it. I like things to be completed so...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 17 [Prayer and Meditation]

    06/17/2018 6:26:46 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 17 (NKJV) The LORD Tests Hearts 01 Better is a dry morsel with quietness, 00 Than a house full of feasting with strife. 02 A wise servant will rule over a son who causes shame, 00 And will share an inheritance among the brothers. 03 The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, 00 But the LORD tests the hearts. 04 An evildoer gives heed to false lips; 00 A liar listens eagerly to a spiteful tongue. 05 He who mocks the poor reproaches his Maker; 00 He who is glad at calamity will not...
  • Cardinal Burke: Irish Catholics ‘Did Not Receive Support from Rome’ in Abortion Battle

    06/16/2018 6:04:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/13/18 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    WARSAW, June 13, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Ireland’s recent caving into the globalist agenda of abortion and same-sex “marriage” is partly due to silence coming from Rome, American Cardinal Raymond Burke said in an interview last week with Polish weekly “Sieci” magazine. “In Ireland, during the campaign before the referendum on protection of the life of the unborn, just like before the previous referendum on so-called same-sex ‘marriage,’ people fighting in these battles did not receive support from Rome,” said the cardinal, “and [its own] bishops themselves defended moral principles too weakly.” Burke called what happened in Ireland evidence of an...
  • 500 British Priests Issue Statement Upholding Humanae Vitae

    06/16/2018 5:32:15 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/14/18 | Diane Montagna
    ROME, June 14, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Nearly 500 British priests have issued a statement upholding Humanae Vitae and proposing it as the key to healing society, amid reports of moves within the Vatican to water down its teaching and accommodate the Church to modern trends. In a letter released to the Catholic press on June 14 (see full letter below), the group of priests from Great Britain state that the Church’s perennial teaching on human sexuality should be at the forefront in re-building a culture of life, and stress its importance for Catholics and non-Catholics alike. The initiative, called “Humanae...
  • Revolutionaries, Homosexualists Headline World Meeting of Families

    06/16/2018 5:23:52 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 6/14/18 | Christine Niles
    Cardinals pushing radical new vision for the ChurchDUBLIN (ChurchMilitant.com) - The lineup at this fall's World Meeting of Families (WMOF) features some of the world's most revolutionary bishops pushing a leftist path for the Church. Scheduled for August in Dublin, Ireland, the meeting — which will include a visit by Pope Francis — will feature the following prelates, among others: Cdl. Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, Illinois Cdl. Joseph Tobin, Archbishop of Newark, New Jersey Cdl. Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, England Cdl. Christoph Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna, Austria Cdl. Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C. Cdl. Oswald Gracias, Archbishop...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 16 [Prayer and Meditation]

    06/16/2018 7:27:59 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 16 (NKJV) Wisdom Is Better Than Gold 01 The preparations of the heart belong to man, 00 But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD. 02 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, 00 But the LORD weighs the spirits. 03 Commit your works to the LORD, 00 And your thoughts will be established. 04 The LORD has made all for Himself, 00 Yes, even the wicked for the day of doom. 05 Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; 00 Though they join forces, none will go...
  • Former London Convent Now an Abortuary

    06/15/2018 6:59:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/12/18 | K.V. Turley
    TWICKENHAM, England, June 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) -- There is a large house on the southwestern outskirts of London. It is an impressive building set back from the road and towering over those who stand in front of it or those who enter. Today, it is an abortion center run by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service. This house, in a residential quarter of suburban London, is yet another monument to Britain’s culture of death. It was not always so. At one time, this building was a convent run by a Catholic order of nuns, the Daughters of the Immaculate. In the...
  • Catholic Crisis Pregnancy Agency Cura Shuts in ‘New and Changed’ Ireland

    06/15/2018 7:07:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Extra.ie ^ | 6/14/18 | Sandra Murphy
    A crisis pregnancy agency funded by the Catholic Church has announced plans to shutdown. The announcement comes a month after the Union of Students in Ireland disassociated itself from Cura due to their failure to ‘provide ‘full support’ for pregnant people when it comes to abortion and abortion support’. In a statement, the agency announced that it will wind down its services by Friday, June 15 due to this ‘new and changed environment’. ‘In this new and changed environment we have been experiencing decreasing service demands in line with national trends and we feel this decision, which has been considered...
  • Irish PM Says Catholic Hospitals Will Be Forced to Abort Children

    06/15/2018 6:34:46 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 10 replies
    http://www.ncregister.com ^ | June 14, 2018 | Joan Desmond
    Just weeks after a lopsided, groundbreaking vote struck down Ireland’s constitutional ban on legal abortion, the country’s Taoiseach signaled the broader moral and legal implications of this sea change in a once deeply Catholic nation. “It will not … be possible for publicly funded hospitals, no matter who their patron or owner is,” Leo Varadkar told the Dáil, “to opt out of providing these necessary services which will be legal in this state once this legislation is passed by the Dáil [the lower house of the Irish legislature] and Seanad [senate].” Britain’s Catholic Herald reported today that two large hospitals...
  • Mrs. Dono's Leaflet to Catechists

    06/15/2018 6:26:10 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 41 replies
    a tiny whispering sound | June 16, 2018 | Mrs Don-o
    Pay close attention to your life and your teaching. Persevere in these things, because if you do so, you will save both yourself, and those who listen to you. 1 Timothy 4:16 Dear fellow catechists, How do you feel when you read headlines like these? "Purge" at Vatican Doctrine Office Are We Still "One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic"? Parish Displays Banner for "Pride Month" Divorce - Remarriage: the New Normal? Doctrine Chief Sees "Well-Defined Attack on Doctrine" USCCB Fires Doctrine Chief Humanae Vitae to be Revisited, Revised Vatican Spokesman: No Comment Church Should Apologize on Sex, Gender Last Rites for Voluntary...
  • Black America Walking Off the Cliff

    06/15/2018 12:55:04 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 13, 2018 | Samuel E. Tolley III
    I've lived long enough to witness the racist pre-Civil Rights negro-controlling techniques evolving into the self-perpetuating genocidal black machine we have today. What the Klan, Jim Crow, segregation, and every other racist policy couldn't accomplish has been accomplished beyond the expectations of the American Eugenics Society because of a singular unalterable fact. The society that perverts the family structure of man, woman, and child cannot stand, because every society that abandons the truth of God will eventually collapse. Once that foundation has eroded, the society will crumble under the sheer weight of its own depravity. But many will say, "Wait...
  • Evangelists, Private Jets, Generosity, and Stewardship (How Do You Respond to "God Told Me..."?)

    06/15/2018 9:20:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/15/2018 | Michael Brown
    As followers of Jesus, how should we react to the news that Jesse Duplantis claims that God told him to buy a $54 million jet for his ministry? Should we condemn him for taking the prosperity message to its logical extreme? Should we say, "Well, He had a message from God, That's between him and God?" Or should we say, "How do I help the man of God travel in style? Where do I give?" According to Duplantis, he wasn't asking his followers for money. Rather, he wanted to inform them so they could believe God with him for the...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 15 [Prayer and Meditation]

    06/15/2018 6:24:16 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 15 (NKJV) A Soft Answer Turns Away Wrath 01 A soft answer turns away wrath, 00 But a harsh word stirs up anger. 02 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, 00 But the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness. 03 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, 00 Keeping watch on the evil and the good. 04 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, 00 But perverseness in it breaks the spirit. 05 A fool despises his father's instruction, 00 But he who receives correction is prudent. 06 In the house of the...
  • Why Suicide Rates May Rise as Christianity Wanes

    06/14/2018 10:50:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/13/2018 | J. Warner Wallace
    The recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have renewed a national conversation about suicide and its causes. As a homicide detective, I saw an increase in our local suicide rate first-hand over a fifteen year period, and a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms nationally what I observed locally: suicide rates in the United States have risen nearly 30% since 1999.While many researchers have studied the connection between mental illness and suicide, it’s important to note that more than half the people who commit suicide are not identified as mentally ill. So, what...
  • Cardinal Dolan Rebukes Liberal Jesuit: We Must End Abortion, and not with Contraception

    06/13/2018 6:27:28 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/11/18 | Claire Chretien
    June 11, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The outgoing U.S. bishops’ pro-life chief Cardinal Timothy Dolan has said that the pro-life movement absolutely must make abortion illegal, rebuking Jesuit Father Thomas Reese’s recent suggestion that pro-lifers give up on that and promote contraception instead. “Besides supporting programs to help mothers and children, the pro-life movement also has to support birth control as a means of avoiding unwanted pregnancies. Planned pregnancies do not get aborted; many unplanned pregnancies do,” the Jesuit wrote after Ireland voted to legalize abortion. Contraception is the “lesser of two evils,” Reese argued. “The contraceptive mandate of the Obama...
  • Australia passes law requiring priests to break seal of confession, bishop protests

    06/13/2018 11:25:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 06/13/2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    CANBERRA, Australia, June 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A new law in Australia requires Catholic priests in Canberra to break the sacred seal of confession to report a child-sex abuser. The law, which has drawn fierce opposition from Archbishop Christopher Prowse of Canberra, could result in faithful priests being jailed who refuse to comply. A bill passed on June 7 by the Legislative Assembly of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) extends mandatory reporting of child abuse to cover churches and church activities, including the Catholic confessional. All the political parties in the Assembly supported the measure. A Roman Catholic priest cannot...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 13 [Prayer and Meditation]

    06/13/2018 6:53:56 AM PDT · by OneVike · 4 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 13 (NKJV) Wisdom Loves Righteousness 01 A wise son heeds his father's instruction, 00 But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke. 02 A man shall eat well by the fruit of his mouth, 00 But the soul of the unfaithful feeds on violence. 03 He who guards his mouth preserves his life, 00 But he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction. 04 The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; 00 But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich. 05 A righteous man hates lying, 00 But a wicked man is...
  • ‘Of Course’ LGBT Couples Welcome to Volunteer Says Archbishop: ‘It’s Also a Catholic Event’

    06/12/2018 6:32:58 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The Journal ^ | 6/11/18
    Full details of the Pope’s participation in the World Meeting of the Families were confirmed today. THE LEADER OF the Catholic Church in Ireland has said that LGBT couples are “of course” welcome to volunteer at the upcoming World Meeting of the Families event in Dublin. The Church is seeking thousands of volunteers to help with the organisation and the running of the event, which takes place from 21 to 26 August, and recently extending the deadline for volunteer applications. Pope Francis will visit for the final two days of the meeting, which is held every three years. The question...