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  • 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
    Revelation 6
  • 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...
  • Hundreds of Christian refugees sexually abused and beaten by Muslims in German camps

    03/30/2017 10:39:37 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 25 replies
    The Express ^ | Oct 21, 2016 | Kate Mansfield
    The latest figures are “the tip of the iceberg” according to Christian advocacy charity Open Doors. Some 743 Christians and 10 Yazidis were the victims of religious motivated attacks between February and September 2016, with some of victims aged five to 12 years old. Migrant centres in Germany must do more to protect Christians from the attacks with are said to “occur frequently and nationwide” at the hands of some Muslims in the camps. According to the report, 91 per cent of Christians and Yazidis surveyed accused Muslim migrants of carrying out the violent attacks, with 28 per cent accusing...
  • The Roman Amphitheater of Pola and Persecution Denial

    03/30/2017 12:57:46 PM PDT · by Antoninus · 4 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | 3/30/17 | Florentius
    Before us rose the three tiers of the amphitheater, of snowy marble, but then reflecting the western rays of a cloudless April evening, and arrayed in a vesture of pink like a sunset Alp.... “Oh, what perfect loveliness and peace!” said I to an Istrian priest who resided in the city, and who had come aboard at Rovigno. “And yet what different associations that amphitheater gives,” he replied.... The above snippet is taken from John Mason Neale's novella, The Daughters of Pola: Family Letters Relating to the Persecution of Diocletian which is about to be republished after being generally unavailable...
  • Turkey Uncensored: Was Turkey’s War on Christmas a War on Christians?

    03/30/2017 12:40:52 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Philos Project ^ | March 30, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    Turkey’s Association of Protestant Churches recently issued its 2016 Human Rights Violations Report, which describes in detail the problems the Protestant community experienced in Turkey last year.According to that report, Turkey’s Protestant Christians – like in previous years – did not have the right or freedom to own their own places of worship, to share their faith, to train religious leaders, or to be exempt from the Islamic “religious culture and moral knowledge classes” in schools.Moreover, the Protestant community in Turkey is not even officially recognized as a “legal entity” by the government. The association’s report said that “The legal...
  • Exiled Chinese Billionaire Sheds Light on Regime’s Forced Organ Harvesting

    03/29/2017 7:40:27 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 10 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 28, 2017 | Leo Timm
    Guo Wengui, a Chinese real estate and investment billionaire living in exile, broke a long period of silence this year, giving video interviews with overseas Chinese media in which he described a complex web of business and politics connecting China’s elite. One of the most surprising revelations to result from Guo’s interviews is what he had to say on the subject of forced organ harvesting from Chinese prisoners of conscience, in particular from practitioners of Falun Gong, a spiritual practice that is heavily persecuted by the Chinese regime. After describing how his now-imprisoned business rival Li You was able to...
  • Meditator Force-Fed Human Waste by Chinese Authorities

    03/24/2017 11:02:44 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 9 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 11, 2017 | Jack Phillips
    A man who has been detained unlawfully in a prison in China for years is still being brutally tortured in yet another case of the Communist Party’s worst ongoing human rights violation. Zheng Huiwang has been imprisoned at Baoding prison in Hebei Province since 2008 for merely practicing a form of traditional Chinese meditation, Falun Gong. Since July 1999, practitioners of Falun Gong have been subjected to a brutal campaign at the hands of the Chinese Communist Party, started by then-leader Jiang Zemin. In a new detailed report from human rights group Freedom House, it described the degree of the...
  • Chinese Prison Guards Cracked Teacher's Skull Open for Meditating

    In October 2000, Sun was arrested for the second time. She was fired from her job and sent to the notorious Masanjia forced labor camp, where she spent 18 months. Labor camp guards many times humiliated her in public and deprived her of sleep. She had to squat for a long period of time during the day. She was shocked with electric batons, stabbed with needles, and beaten with wood batons. One time a guard smashed her head against a wall and cracked her skull. She went into convulsions on the ground due to the extreme pain. Another time a...