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  • China’s Doorman: Father Ambrogio Poletti

    08/22/2017 11:20:10 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    The Remnant ^ | August 21, 2017 | Theresa Marie Moreau
    Rate this item 12345 (12 votes) Fr. A. Poletti Carries Bishop Ferroni to Freedom One bridge connects the two territories. A few meters of barbed wire separate two worlds and two civilizations. The physical distance can be measured in a few meters. The moral distance, however, cannot be measured. On one side there is liberty, over there the negation of every religious liberty. – Father Ambrogio Poletti, from “The Priest at the Bamboo Curtain” Under the brim of a grimy, frayed newsboy cap, two sunken eyes rimmed in black stared straight ahead from their sockets, as if frozen from fear. A...
  • The Death of Trajan ~ August 8 ~ His correspondence with Pliny, and his legendary rescue from Hell.

    08/08/2017 10:30:01 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 3 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | 8/8/17 | Florentius
    Conqueror of Dacia. Subduer of Parthia. The Roman Emperor Marcus Ulpius Traianus — or Trajan as he is known to history — died on August 8 in the year AD 117. By most measures, Trajan was a superior emperor. In his satirical work The Caesars, written in AD 361, the emperor Julian the Apostate puts these words into the mouth of Trajan in defense of his reign and exploits before the gods: "O Zeus and ye other gods, when I took over the empire it was in a sort of lethargy and much disordered by the tyranny that had long...
  • Bishop takes away pastoral duties from priest who upholds authentic Church teaching on marriage

    07/05/2017 5:55:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 5, 2017 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    A Catholic priest in Sicily was removed from his parish and had his faculties suspended because he defended the sanctity of marriage, his parishioners say.Palermo Archbishop Corrado Lorefice has forbidden Don Alessandro Maria Minutella of St. John Bosco Parish to celebrate Mass, administer the sacraments, or preach, Italian journalist Marco Tosatti reported.  According to some parishioners, one of the official reasons for the measures was Don Minutella’s “not knuckling down to the teaching of this current pontificate.” The problem, they believe, is dueling interpretations of Amoris Laetitia. The priest does not believe the Post-synodal Exhortation allows the distribution of Holy...
  • Pope Critical Priest suspended

    06/28/2017 10:36:09 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Katholisch, DE ^ | June 27, 2017 | unknown
    Does Pope Francis destroy the Catholic Church? In any case, a priest from Palermo claims this - and must now bear the consequences. It is not the first incident of this kind in Italy. In Palermo, a Catholic pastor was suspended, who publicly denounced Pope Francis and denied his legitimacy. As Italian media reported on Tuesday, the priest's parish council protested against the decision of Palermos Archbishop, Corrado Lorefice. The pastor, Alessandro Minutella, had repeatedly fought the Pope over the past few months. In a video published on the Internet, he denounces Francis' "destruction of the Catholic Church" on behalf...
  • Muslims in Bosnia preparing for jihad, expect to destroy Bosnian Christians in 10-15 days

    06/27/2017 6:43:06 PM PDT · by Lera · 42 replies
    PamelaGeller.com ^ | June 25, 2017 | Alexander Shah
    Sarajevo, 06.24.2017: How can Israel ever have peace with her Muslim neighbors when experience shows that in any instance in which a non-Muslim state is bordering on a Muslim state, the likelihood of war is high — because Muslim aggression cannot be contained by agreements? Israel, Armenia, Serbia, Greece, Ethiopia all have learned the truth the hard way. Whoever believes in peace with Muslim neighbors has another thing coming for him. In the Balkans, there are these Muslim majority mini-states and provinces from the scrapheap of failed states of former Yugoslavia that are swarming the crowded neighborhood. And this is...
  • 2017 06 25 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Global Delusion"

    06/25/2017 11:07:49 AM PDT · by Lera · 4 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Jun 25, 2017 | John Haller
    The global delusion is so widespread, even the elect would be deceived unless those times are cut short. From a Islamic sympathizer in London, to a new Messiah in France, to the constant attack on biblical values and everyday common sense, the adversary is having a field day on multiple fronts, leading the world down a very dark and perilous road. It is up to the followers of Christ to not only stay out of the muck, but to shine a light into the darkness to save those who have ears to hear. This somber message is a wake up...
  • China. Why the Agreement With Rome Is Slow In Coming [Cathhlic Caucus]

    06/22/2017 4:21:22 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    L'Espresso ^ | June 22, 2017 | Sandro Magister
    China. Why the Agreement With Rome Is Slow In Coming > Italiano > English> Espańol> Français> All the articles of Settimo Cielo in English*Last summer, an agreement between the Vatican and China had been given as imminent. But not any more. Instead of the two sides issuing shared rules on the appointment of new bishops, news is coming from Beijing news of bishops who have been incarcerated and disappeared.Halfway through Lent, Mindong bishop Vincent Guo Xijin, recognized by Rome but not by the Chinese authorities, was arrested and taken to a secret location for the crime of not wanting to...
  • Souls Under the Altar (video)

    06/16/2017 1:22:48 AM PDT · by Lera · 2 replies
    Belivers in Grace ^ | Jun 12, 2017 | Pastor Bill Randles
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  • Turkey Uncensored: Why Are the Jews Leaving Turkey?

    06/15/2017 10:37:49 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    Philos Project ^ | June 15, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan recently delivered a blistering speech in Istanbul, calling Israel’s treatment of the Palestinian Arabs “racist and discriminatory.” He also said that the Israeli-Egyptian blockade of the Gaza Strip “has no place in humanity.”Meanwhile, the Jewish population of Turkey – which has for decades been exposed to discrimination, as well as various forms of pressures and hostility – continues to decline. According to the 1927 census, there were 81,392 Jews in the country. Today, there are fewer than 15,000. And the situation is only worsening. Approximately 6,200 Jewish citizens are preparing to leave Turkey, according to...
  • "Heralds of the Gospel", close to Benedict XVI - are about to see what Francis' mercy looks like

    06/11/2017 12:35:30 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Rorate Cali ^ | June 8, 2017 | New Catholic
    Poor "Heralds of the Gospel", close to Benedict XVI -- they are about to see what Francis' mercy looks like Mass in the main church of the Heralds of the Gospel, near Sao Paulo, Brazil The latest "Franciscan Intervention in a Conservative Religious Institute", revealed by Marco Tosatti, in Nuova Bussola: The Congregation for Religious is to begin an apostolic visit regarding an international association of faithful, the Heralds of the Hospel, the first born in the Third Millenium, and that has had an enormous growth in the past few years. According to confidential internal sources of the Congregation, presided...
  • Catholic farmers banned from market for Christian view of marriage, but they won’t back down

    06/01/2017 5:24:51 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 1, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    A Catholic organic farmer is suing the city of East Lansing for booting his business from the farmers' market over his belief that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. Steve Tennes of Country Mill Farms has sold fruit and vegetables at the East Lansing Farmer’s Market for the past seven years. After city officials learned of his belief that marriage is a man-woman union, they bypassed jurisdictional limits under Michigan law to craft a policy to exclude him from being able to sell at the farmers' market. Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) is defending Tennes. The trouble...
  • North Korean Defector: Despite Horrific Persecution, Christianity Is Growing

    05/28/2017 7:18:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 5/15/17 | Matt Hadro
    Kim Chung-seong, a Christian missionary, spoke at the first annual World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians in Washington, D.C.WASHINGTON — Although the North Korean government is doing everything it can to suppress Christianity, the faith continues to spread, said a defector and missionary who called for prayers and action to increase religious freedom in the country. “It is my prayer that all the international Christian communities will pray for those North Korean Christians to really help and engage them to spread the Gospel, not only through the works of the underground Church network, but also through the government and...
  • 5 Things About the Sean Hannity Seth Rich 'Conspiracy Theory' Boycott

    05/26/2017 8:59:32 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 25, May, 2017 | TYLER O'NEIL
    Fox News host Sean Hannity is again in the crosshairs of liberal outrage after he presented a story about Seth Rich, the former Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer who was gunned down in Washington, D.C., last July. Various sources have suggested that Rich was the source behind the DNC emails leaked to WikiLeaks that made a huge stir last summer. His family has denied the story. After the liberal group Media Matters released a list of companies which advertise on Hannity's show, many advertisers announced they would boycott the show. Hannity announced he would go on vacation, and of course...
  • Pence: No Group Faces ‘Greater Hostility Or Hatred’ Than Christians

    05/11/2017 9:38:52 AM PDT · by kevcol · 16 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | May 11, 2017 | Thomas Phippen
    WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence reaffirmed the Trump administration’s commitment to addressing persecution of Christians around the world and urged Americans to call the targeting of Christians by Islamic terrorists genocide during a speech Thursday. “Throughout the world, no people of faith today face greater hostility or hatred than the followers of Christ,” Pence said at the World Summit In Defense of Persecuted Christians, organized by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA).
  • A Christian's job interview Tracey Ullman's Show Series 2 Episode 4 Preview BBC One

    04/18/2017 10:06:21 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 12 replies
    BBCHD ^ | 2/21/17 | traceyullman
    Basically shows a woman, although, despite her qualifications being denied a job, because she espouses Christian values.
  • Decisive Appeal Weakens Chinese Regime's 18-year Persecution of Falun Gong

    04/18/2017 12:03:30 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 3 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 18, 2017 | Larry Ong
    A safe environment to do slow motion exercises and meditate. That was all the 10,000 practitioners of Falun Gong, a traditional Chinese spiritual practice, were asking for when they gathered near the Chinese leadership headquarters at Zhongnanhai on April 25, 1999. The peaceful appeal, however, was seized upon by then Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader Jiang Zemin as an excuse to eventually launch the Party’s latest, and possibly most savage, persecution campaign. Official policy hasn’t shifted since Jiang’s call to “defeat” Falun Gong 18 years ago, though the Party’s campaign is widely thought to have failed.
  • Christians most persecuted group in the world as vicious attacks grow

    04/15/2017 8:02:25 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 15 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 14, 2017 | Perry Chiaramonte
    The recent Palm Sunday bombings at two Egyptian churches that killed 44 worshippers and wounded more than 100 others are the latest in a spate of deadly attacks targeting the world’s Christians. Nearly 90,000 of the faithful were killed for their beliefs in violent and gruesome attacks last year, according to a report by the Center for Studies on New Religions, making Christians the most persecuted group in the world. While some were killed as part of state-sanctioned persecution, as in places like North Korea, nearly one-third of the Christians who died in 2016 were executed at the hands of...
  • Wife of Imprisoned American Pastor Andrew Brunson Receives Personal Letter from Vice President Pence

    04/13/2017 11:27:26 AM PDT · by WayneM · 8 replies
    The Layman ^ | APRIL 12, 2017 | CeCe Hal
    Wife of Imprisoned American Pastor Andrew Brunson Receives Personal Letter from Vice President Pence (By CeCe Hal, American Center for Law and Justice). On the heels of Pastor Andrew Brunson’s wife personal meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson concerning the wrongful imprisonment of her husband, she received a personal letter from Vice President Pence assuring that “Andrew’s case remains a top priority of the U.S. government….” In the letter, Vice President Pence wrote, “I can assure you both that the State Department and this White House, under President Trump’s leadership, consider Andrew’s release and reunification with you and...
  • Christian Persecution in China on the Rise: Report

    04/09/2017 2:18:26 PM PDT · by Bogle · 9 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 28,2017 | Jack Phillips
    A report from a Christian charity has found that Christians are being persecuted at rates not seen since the Cultural Revolution, which lasted from 1966 until 1976.
  • Documentary Follows Beauty Queen Who Fought Censorship

    04/03/2017 12:22:34 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 6 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 3, 2017 | Catherine Yang
    When documentary filmmaker Kacey Cox heard that Anastasia Lin, an actress he’d previously worked with, had won Miss World Canada based on a platform for human rights—and would have to enter China to compete in the finals—he knew he had to film her journey. “You couldn’t have written a better story,” Cox said. Miss World is a U.K.-based pageant with the motto “beauty with a purpose,” and Lin brought a message of religious freedom to the stage. She was outspoken about human rights atrocities in China, like the persecution of practitioners of various faiths, and the Chinese regime’s harvesting of...