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  • Christians 'Hung On A Cross Over Fire', Steamrollered And Crushed To Death In North Korea

    09/29/2016 11:07:39 AM PDT · by NRx · 24 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 09-23-2016 | Carey Lodge
    Christians in North Korea face rape, torture, enslavement, and being killed for their faith, a damning new report from Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has warned. CSW, a UK-based religious freedom charity, said in the report, Total Denial: Violations of Freedom of Religion or Belief in North Korea, that freedom of religion or belief "is largely non-existent" under dictator Kim Jong-Un's leadership. "Religious beliefs are seen as a threat to the loyalty demanded by the Supreme Leader, so anyone holding these beliefs is severely persecuted," the report says. "Christians suffer significantly because of the anti-revolutionary and imperialist labels attached to them...
  • Only 1% of Catholic Democrats in Congress Pro-Life vs. 94% of Republican Catholics

    09/28/2016 2:00:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    Pewsitter ^ | September 28, 2016 | Andrew Parrish
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - According to statistics compiled by the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) 94% of Republican Congressional representatives who identify as Catholic have a pro-life voting record, whereas only 1% of Democratic Catholics in Congress have such a record.Of the 82 Catholic Republicans in Congress, 77 Republican representatives have voted consistently pro-life (from 68-100%) and 3 have a mixed record (34-67%). 1 has voted consistently pro-abortion (89%), Rep. Richard Hanna of New York. The representatives with mixed records are Sen. Lisa Murkowski (AK) with a 63% pro-life record, Sen. Susan Collins (ME) with 40%, and Rep. John Katko...
  • Satan Apes Christ

    09/28/2016 6:28:52 AM PDT · by JosephJames · 10 replies
    Spiritual Food Blog ^ | September 19, 2016 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    (Note: When pasting this document into FreeRepublic, it seems that most of the special formatting is lost, such as bold, italics, underlined words and embedded links. To read the document with the formatting and embedded links go to the link of the document.) Satan Apes Christ BELOW you will find many articles that you might find interesting: the true purpose of NASA, the Chemtrails, the fake extraterrestrials, the great danger of CERN, the Money Masters of the world, the continuing destruction of the sacrament of Matrimony and the family by “Pope Francis”, the “illumination of the consciences”, and more. Dear...
  • Hungarian Government Prepares to Rescue Persecuted Christians

    09/27/2016 7:55:12 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    World Religion News ^ | 6/26/16 | Corey Barnett
    Hungary aims to aid and defend Christians persecuted by ISIS.Hungary has announced a new initiative to fight forces that discriminate against and persecute Christians. The government has decided that in the light of the recent attacks on Christians, a new department will be set up in Hungary to study these cases and fight radical forces that threaten the lives of innocent Christians. The authorities have indicated that this department will not only take into consideration the attacks that have been happening in the Middle East, but also the disguised forms of discrimination against Christians in Europe. Hungary's Minister for Human...
  • Jordan: Islamic Party Voters Reject Christian Candidates

    09/27/2016 7:42:51 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    In Jordan's legislative elections, Islamic voters refused to support Christian candidates, reports Archbishop Maroun Lahham, the patriarchal vicar for the Jerusalem patriarchate. Under Jordan's complicated election rules, every party must submit a slate of candidates that includes representatives of various minorities, including Christians. The Islamic parties duly recruited Christian candidates. But the party's supporters did not vote for those candidates, so that none of the Islamic party's winning representatives is a Christian. The Islamic Action Front won 15 of the 130 seats in parliament. Christians won 9 seats. Elections, Archbishop Lahham: all Christian candidates in Islamist lists rejected (Fides)
  • Orthodox Patriarch Kirill Signs Appeal to Ban Abortion in Russia

    09/27/2016 12:31:30 PM PDT · by NRx · 3 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 09-27-2016 | Staff
    The head of the Russian Orthodox Church signed on Tuesday an appeal to introduce a total nationwide ban on abortions in Russia, Patriarch Kirill's spokesman said. According to Father Alexander Volkov, the appeal calls for recognition of the beginning of human life at the moment of conception and stresses that the embryo should be legally protected. The document also proposes to ban any surgical or therapeutic interruption of pregnancy, as well as "the use of contraceptives with abortion-inducing effects." According to Russian pro-life activists, about 1 million women in Russia have induced abortions every year.
  • Saudi Arabia deports Christians [all Catholics] for celebrating Assumption of Our Lady

    09/27/2016 8:08:36 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 32 replies
    EWTN ^ | September 22, 2016 | Deacon Nick Donelly
    Saudi Arabia has deported 27 Lebanese Maronite Christians, including women and children, for celebrating the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady in their home. Saudi Arabian authorities justified the deportation by claiming the Christians participated in "un-Islamic prayer" and that they possessed the "Gospel". The religious police raided a house in the Aziziyah neighborhood of Al Khafji, in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia, and arrested 27 people, including children. The Christians claimed that as the Koran esteemed the Blessed Virgin Mary, their prayers caused no insult. In 2006 the Saudi government gave the undertaking to stop interfering with...
  • Dear Lord, Please Let Your Truth Be Revealed Tonight

    09/26/2016 5:45:54 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 37 replies
    Amen.
  • Chicoms again take 'underground' bishop into custody to prevent appearance at prelate's funeral

    09/26/2016 5:06:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Catholic World News ^ | September 26, 2016
    For the 2nd time in less than a month, Chinese officials have taken an "underground" Catholic bishop on a trip to a remote part of the country, so that he cannot preside at the funeral of a deceased Catholic prelate. Bishop Anthony Xu Jiwel of Taizhou died on September 25, at the age of 81, after a long illness. He had spent years in prison before being ordained as a priest in 1985, then named Bishop of Taizhou in 2010. He was, however, recognized by the Chinese government as well as the Holy See. Shortly before Bishop Xu's death, Chinese...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    09/26/2016 11:47:30 AM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 9 replies
    9-26-16 | Kitty Mittens
  • Metropolitan of the Greek Orthodox Church to appear before court for sharp remarks concerning sodomy

    09/26/2016 9:25:51 AM PDT · by NRx · 6 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 09-27-2016 | agionoros.ru
    Source: agionoros.ruSeptember 25, 2016      Metropolitan Alexandros of Mantineia and Kynouria has reported that he received an official summons and will soon appear in court for his statements regarding representatives of sexual minorities. Vladyka reported that he is obliged to give testimony before Tuesday September 27. In April 2016 the metropolitan of Mantineia spoke out sharply against Greek Parliament’s adopting of the law on free cohabitation: “Worst of all is that Parliament voted for laws which call perversion and depraved couplings of people of the same sex marriage.” Speaking of sodomites, Vladyka said in particular: “They are an anomaly which...
  • What's Missing from Mr. Trump's "Make America Great Again" Slogan

    09/26/2016 4:01:36 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 82 replies
    IFB ^ | 9/26/16
    What I find absolutely amazing today is how many Americans truly believe that one person can "make America great again" after years of our nation's war on and abandonment of moral absolutes. As many Americans know, "Make America Great Again" is Donald Trump's presidential campaign slogan. This campaign slogan sounds great and has given a huge false hope to many Americans who want to return back to America's "less declining" pre-Obama years. However, I truly wonder how many of these Americans see the REALITY and three dimensional perspective of how impossible, unrecoverable and irreversible the fallout and damage inflicted on...
  • Empty Cities Video - Moody Bible Institute

    09/25/2016 7:05:56 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 7 replies
    Moody Bible Institute ^ | 9/25/16 | Moody Institute of Science
    This is a great 30 min. video put out by Moody Bible Institute on the fallen cities and empires of the world. Could America be next?
  • Unlike Italy, Pope Backs Anti-Gay Marriage Push in Mexico

    09/25/2016 1:38:42 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Crux ^ | 9/25/16 | Inés San Martín
    After having sat out an Italian debate in May over the legalization of civil unions for same-sex couples, Pope Francis broke his silence on Sunday by coming out in support of Mexico's Catholic bishops in their efforts to derail a push for gay marriage.ROME-After having remained quiet while Italy debated civil unions for same-sex couples in May, on Sunday Pope Francis expressed support for the Mexican bishops in their efforts to support the “family and life” amid a burgeoning national debate over gay marriage. “I join willingly the Bishops of Mexico in supporting the efforts of the Church and civil...
  • Trump names 33 conservative Catholics as new advisers

    09/24/2016 2:00:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies
    cna ^ | September 22, 2016
    Washington D.C., Sep 22, 2016 / 03:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has released a list of 33 prominent conservative Catholic advisers for his campaign, according to reports from Philly.com, a website of The Inquirer and Daily News.The announcement comes in the midst of a highly contentious election season and at a time when Trump is struggling in the polls among Catholic voters, according to some reports.Among the released names of advisers are former Republican Sen. Rick Santorum, who ran for president in 2012 and 2016. When he left the race in February, Santorum originally endorsed...
  • Priest: ‘You might not have a church to go to if you don’t vote the right way in November’

    09/24/2016 6:54:21 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 24 replies
    https://www.lifesitenews.com ^ | September 23, 2016 | Claire Chretien
    NAPLES, Florida, September 23, 2016 (LifeSiteNews)--We are at a "precarious moment in our history" when churches must speak truth to power or risk the loss of a lot more than their tax statuses, Ave Maria Law School chaplain Father Michael Orsi said in a blistering speech at a National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children event on September 10. "For too long, pastors and churches have been bullied into believing that they can say nothing political from the pulpit," said Orsi. The regulation that is used to silence them "was a piece of spite work" against non-profits that had opposed...
  • Poland Initially Approves New Law Banning All Abortions and Protecting Unborn Children

    09/23/2016 6:06:59 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/23/16 | Micaiah Bilger
    Polish legislators debated a citizen-led bill this week that would ban almost all abortions and protect unborn babies’ right to life. And in an initial vote on the measure has been approved. The strong Catholic country already prohibits most abortions. Unlike most of Europe, abortions are legal in Poland in only cases of rape and incest, the life or health of the mother or severe fetal deformities – though “severe” is widely defined and unborn babies with Down syndrome and other disabilities have been legally aborted. The new citizen-led bill, which has wide support from the public, top government officials...
  • Exit United States

    09/23/2016 2:25:32 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 2 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 9/23/2016 | Matt Ward
    The United States of America, under the leadership of President Barack Hussein Obama, has effectively abdicated all real current and future leadership within the Middle East arena. Worse still, this abdication of power and influence will knowingly benefit a growing key strategic enemy of America, Vladimir Putin’s Russia. This almost complete U.S. capitulation has been solidified by the recent signing of the tenuous Syrian ceasefire agreement, on September 9, 2016. This deal is an affront to U.S. regional power and a betrayal of key US allies within Syria. Under the terms of the now signed agreement the rebels in Syria,...
  • At UN, Cardinal Parolin outlines Vatican 'foreign policy'

    09/23/2016 8:28:40 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Catholic World News ^ | September 22, 2016
    In a September 22 address to the UN General Assembly, the Vatican's Secretary of State offered an overview of the Holy See's concerns about world affairs. Cardinal Pietro Parolin opened his remarks by welcoming the approval by international leaders of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris accord on climate change. He went on to say, however, that these goals cannot realistically be reached without significant changes in the world's economic systems. Specifically, he spoke of the "ecological debt" that wealthy nations should pay to the needy, and the need for "alternative financial systems capable of ensuring that financial resources...
  • Beijing issues new, harsh draft regulations on religious activities

    09/23/2016 8:11:17 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Asia News.IT ^ | September 23, 2016 | Bernardo Cervellera
    Fines of up to 200 thousand yuan (27 thousand euro) for "illegal religious activities" by Catholic or other members of underground communities. "Illegal activities" include "dependence from abroad" (such as the relationship with the Vatican). The regulations preach non-discrimination, but party members are forbidden to practice their religion, even in private. Strict control of buildings, statues, crosses. Clampdown on the internet. It could be the end of the underground community. A new set of draft regulations on religious activity has been issued in China. These would replace the 2004 regulations. Compared to these, the draft is longer: there are 74...
  • On Marriage and Gender, Where’s the FCA?

    09/22/2016 1:07:23 PM PDT · by DWW1990 · 10 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 9/21/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    A wise pastor, whose name I’ve forgotten, once said, “If you want to know what to preach about, find out what sin with which your congregation is struggling.” Or, as I noted after the infamous Obergefell ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that legally redefined the oldest institution in the history of humanity, pastors, as they prepare their sermons, should always be asking, “Where is the enemy at work in attempting to deceive my congregation?” Likewise, any organization devoted to the works of Jesus Christ—or seeking to “impact the world for Jesus Christ”—should be well prepared to confront the popular...
  • THE VATICAN, CHINA, AND EVANGELICAL PRUDENCE

    09/21/2016 5:18:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    First Things | September 21, 2016 | George Wiegel
    Recent remarks by the Vatican’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, have fueled speculation about a possible exchange of diplomatic representation between the Holy See and the People’s Republic of China. Unfortunately, the cardinal’s remarks did not address any of the serious questions that have been raised about the evangelical and prudential wisdom of such an agreement at this moment in history. Those questions involve the nature of the PRC regime; the doctrine and canon law of the Church; the impact of such an agreement on Vatican diplomacy in promoting human rights; and the Church’s twenty-first-century mission in China. 1....
  • Vatican Confirms Authority of Bishop Abducted by Chinese Officials

    09/21/2016 4:43:11 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    The Vatican has confirmed that Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin has become the Bishop of Wenzhou, following the death of Bishop Vincent Zhu Weifang. Bishop Zhu died earlier this month, at the age of 90, after a long battle with cancer. Bishop Shao had already been named by the Holy See as coadjutor bishop, with the right of succession. However, Bishop Shao has not been recognized by the government-backed Patriotic Association. Shortly before the death of the older bishop, Chinese officials took Bishop Shao into custody. Although the public explanation was that Bishop Shao was being given a "vacation tour" of...
  • The New America and Global Tribulation!

    09/20/2016 7:30:55 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 10 replies
    IFB ^ | 9/20/16
    The American Left rejoices greatly in its new "lawless revolution" under Barack H. Obama that has finally over thrown our Founding Father's vision of America. Today the Left celebrates the birth of a new nation to replace our old one which was founded on the Laws of Nature and of Natures God. Almighty God and His moral absolutes for this physical world have been finally ousted from our schools, public squares, lives and three branches of government. Godlessness, secularism, technological tyranny, lawlessness, moral relativism and Big Government are now the new gods of America and as we look back at...
  • What Your "Left" With

    09/20/2016 7:26:03 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 28 replies
    IFB ^ | 9/20/16
    My dear friends, when Americans outright reject Almighty God's Person, RIGHTEOUSNESS, people and moral absolutes for time and for a healthy society, we are "left" ONLY with Satan, the Left, tyrants, thugs, reprobates, immorality, tyranny and its horrific consequences, violence and their godless selves (Rom. 1:18-32). How much "peace" do you actually think that mindset and lawless drive will bring to our fallen and crumbling nation? The key to surviving today is to face the REALITY of our day and hour and to see things rightly from Almighty God's ETERNAL perspective! My dear friends, lose the optimistic delusion that we...
  • Martyred in the USSR: How religious persecution could happen to us too

    09/20/2016 3:58:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Aletelial ^ | September 20, 2016 | Tommy Tighe
    Even the most rookie evangelizer of the Catholic faith has come across the conversation-ending statement that religion is responsible for the majority of the wars and international atrocities throughout history.This comment is typically tossed out by people who have walked away from what they see as an authoritarian structure hellbent on the motto of “conversion or death.” They point to the Crusades and the Inquisition, or for that matter 9/11, and demand to know who would want to associate themselves with a religion that would carry out such terrifying actions in the name of a God who is supposed to...
  • Another Kim Davis? Christian Government Worker Attempts to Skip LGBT Diversity Video

    09/19/2016 4:49:10 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Get Religion ^ | 9/16/16 | Julia Duin
    Guess which topic posted on the Washington Post’s “Morning Mix” blog got 2,000 responses within 20 hours? Yep, it was about a government official who balked at having to watch an “LGBT diversity and inclusivity training” video at his workplace, who’s planning on losing his job over it and who has asked his fellow Christians to join him. Anyone who’s applied for any job recently –- particularly in academia – finds oneself having to check certain boxes. I’ve also had to include a statement pledging my troth to diversity, plus give examples the Muslim family I helped sponsor back in...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    09/19/2016 11:08:18 AM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 8 replies
    9-19-16 | Kitty Mittens
    Isaiah 26:3,4 He will Keep in Perfect Peace All those who Trust in the Lord, Whose Thoughts Turn Often to the Lord. Trust in the Lord God Always, For in the Lord Jehovah is your Everlasting Strength.
  • The Deeply Troubling Federal Report Targeting Religious Freedom

    09/18/2016 5:32:07 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/16/16 | Charles C. Haynes
    Nearly 225 years after the ratification of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the cause of conscience protected by the principles of “no establishment” and “free exercise” may be losing support in the minds and hearts of the American people. Appeals by religious individuals and groups for exemption from government laws and regulations that substantially burden religious practice are increasingly unpopular and controversial. So much so that many in the media have taken to using scare quotes, transforming religious freedom into “religious freedom.” Now the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights appears to be recommending that we make it official:...
  • Powerful UN agencies sponsor Catholic dissidents’ call for Church to reject Humanae Vitae

    09/18/2016 4:34:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 17, 2016 | AUSTIN RUSE
    September 16, 2016 (C-Fam) – Three powerful UN agencies are sponsoring the release of a document next week that calls for the Catholic Church to change her teachings on contraception, but also mentions that teachings on homosexuality, masturbation and in vitro fertilization should be changed as well. The document was prepared by dissident ex-priest John Wijngaards, who is based in the United Kingdom, and has been signed so far by more than 100 dissenting Catholic academics and a small number of non-Catholics. The document is being released in preparation for the 2018 50th anniversary of the Papal encyclical Humanae Vitae,...
  • Mexican Bishop Says He’ll Evangelize in Prison if He’s Locked up for ‘Homophobia’

    09/17/2016 5:54:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/16/16 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    September 16, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The Catholic bishop of Cuernavaca, Mexico, is being investigated in response to his opposition to the gay agenda, according to national and local media sources, but he says if he goes to prison he’ll take advantage of the opportunity to bring the Gospel of Christ to the inmates there. Bishop Ramón Castro has been informed that he’s being investigated in response to a complaint by the socialist governor of the state of Morelos, Graco Ramírez, for speaking out against the creation of homosexual “marriage,” which was recently passed by the state legislature and signed into...
  • Facebook Is Dead To Me

    09/16/2016 7:57:51 AM PDT · by SkyDancer · 80 replies
    The Daily Mail United Kingdom ^ | 08:06 EST, 16 September 2016 | Tanya Li For Daily Mail Australia
    'How to pick up Jewish chicks': Vile anti-Semitic picture shows human remains on a shovel - but Facebook refused to remove it
  • Bishop Appointed by Vatican Arrested ‘and Sent to Labour Camp’ Amid Chinese Crackdown

    09/15/2016 7:03:44 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    FEARS are growing for a bishop who has been arrested by Chinese authorities during the regime’s latest crackdown in religion.Bishop Peter Shao Zhu Min was detained by officials who reportedly took him “on a trip” sparking concern he has been transported to a labour camp. The Bishop had recently taken over as the Bishop of Wenzhou following the death of his 89-year-old predecessor. Despite Bishop Shao being recognised by the Vatican, Chinese authorities say he was not approved by the government. The 53-year-old was preparing for his predecessor Bishop Vincent Zhu Weifang’s funeral, which was attended by more than 5,000...
  • Congressman Fortenberry Introduces Resolution on Christian Province in Iraq

    09/15/2016 6:49:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Washington, DC: September 12, 2016. (PCP) Last Friday, September 9, Congressman Jeff Fortenberry introduced a bipartisan resolution confronting the ISIS genocide by calling for the creation of a Nineveh Plain Province in Iraq. He announced that he would be introducing the resolution yesterday at IDC's third annual National Advocacy Day in the Capitol, featuring over 35 Members of Congress. "The re-securitization and revitalization of the Nineveh Plain, allowing the repatriation of those who had to flee" is one next step that must be taken in follow up to the genocide determination made by the United States and the international community,...
  • In Expanding Russian Influence, Faith Combines With Firepower (NY Times Hit Piece)

    09/14/2016 12:27:12 PM PDT · by NRx · 6 replies
    NY Times ^ | 09-14-2016 | ANDREW HIGGINS
    <p>Natalia Narochnitskaya, the institute’s head, told an Orthodox Church website run by Bishop Tikhon Shevkunov, a Moscow monk close to Mr. Putin, that Europeans are fed up with what she called the “victory parade of sin” and increasingly look to Russia for guidance and solace. “We have started to get letters at the institute: ‘Thank you Russia and its leader,’” Ms. Narochnitskaya said.</p>
  • Catholic Marriage Won't Change, Bishop Says After Tim Kaine Comments

    09/13/2016 6:58:47 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Richmond, Va., Sep 13, 2016 / 04:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Soon after Democratic vice-presidential candidate Tim Kaine suggested the Catholic Church would change on same-sex marriage, the Bishop of Richmond has said Catholic teaching on marriage is constant. “More than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage, and despite recent statements from the campaign trail, the Catholic Church’s 2000-year-old teaching to the truth about what constitutes marriage remains unchanged and resolute,” Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo of Richmond said Sept. 13. “As Catholics, we believe all humans warrant dignity and deserve love and respect, and unjust discrimination is...
  • Jesuit editor unjustly criticizes faithful Catholics for protesting Tim Kaine at parish

    09/13/2016 3:19:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 13, 2016 | Lisa Bourne
    Jesuit Father Matt Malone takes issue with Catholics who protested recently at Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine’s home parish in Virginia, implying in his September 12 column for America Magazine that their actions were neither Catholic nor pro-life. Catholics are rightfully worried that not only is Kaine getting a pass for misrepresenting Catholic teaching but he’s being propped up as a good Catholic to serve the Clinton campaign. Kaine’s latest divergence from Church teaching came last weekend when he suggested to a leading homosexual lobbying group at its fundraising dinner that the Catholic Church would evolve on the issue...
  • The most hateful group in America (1 of 2) [black "Hebrew Israelite"]

    09/13/2016 2:04:11 PM PDT · by fishtank · 8 replies
    Poated on YouTube ^ | Jul 17, 2014 | Wallace Wynne
    The most hateful group in America (1 of 2) Published on Jul 17, 2014 Compilation of Hebrew Israelite group from San Fransisco
  • Coptic Filmmaker Blamed for Benghazi Attack Now Broke, Living in Homeless Shelter

    09/13/2016 9:05:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Sep 13th, 2016 8:01 am | Jim Hoft
    In September 2012 Hillary blamed an “awful internet video” for the deaths of four American heroes in Benghazi. Hillary Clinton made the statements as the bodies of the four dead Americans were brought back to US soil. She made the public comments just three days after the assault on the compound that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty. But thanks to leaked Wikileaks emails we now know that Hillary Clinton wrote Chelsea during the Benghazi attacks telling her Americans were killed by an al-Qaeda like group. Hillary later lied and blamed the attack on a...
  • US Bishops Urge Compromise in Contraceptive Mandate Case

    09/12/2016 6:05:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 9/12/16 | Catholic News Service
    The bishops said the rights of people with religious objections to contraception should be protectedA September 9 letter from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) officials to the Department of Health and Human Services stressed that a compromise could effectively be reached in the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive requirement. The letter, in response to the US government’s request for comments on a proposal mandating contraceptive coverage, echoed the Supreme Court’s May 16 decision in Zubik vs Burwell — the combined lawsuit of the Little Sisters of the Poor, Priests for Life, and several other religious groups, that said...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    09/12/2016 3:59:43 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 6 replies
    9-12-16 | Kitty Mittens
    Isaiah 25:9 In that Day, the People will Proclaim, "This is our God, in Whom we Trust, For Whom we have waited. Now at Last He is Here." What a Day of Rejoicing!
  • Cardinal warns that many Muslims want the conquest of Europe

    09/12/2016 3:22:32 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 13 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | 12/9/2016 | CG
    The Viennese Cardinal Christoph Schönborn warned last Sunday at a Mass for the Feast of the Holy Name of Mary that "Europe is well on the way to forfeiting its Christian heritage"...
  • The Problems of Priest Politicians, The Urgency of Lay Leadership

    09/11/2016 8:38:58 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    The Catholic Standard ^ | September 8, 2016 | Donna Cardialette Wuerl
    ‘Why doesn’t the Church do something about this?” The woman who met me as I stood outside of church greeting people was waving a newspaper article that recounted some legislative body’s recent approval of physician-assisted suicide. This was not the first time in 50 years as a priest and 30 as a bishop that I was confronted by men and women annoyed at what they perceived was the silence of “the Church.” What they are all really asking is, “Why don’t bishops and priests do more politically?” Why are priests and bishops not more engaged in the political issues that...
  • Christian Father Beheaded by ISIS: 'Teach My Children the Principles of Jesus Christ'

    09/11/2016 4:30:37 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 9/8/16 | Michael W. Chapman
    Among the 21 Coptic Christian workers beheaded on a beach in Libya last year by ISIS was a father who, before he went to Libya as a migrant worker, told his wife he knew it was dangerous and that if he did not make it back alive, to please teach their children "the principles of Jesus Christ." So testified lawyer and humanitarian Jacqueline Isaac, who met in Egypt with the families of 15 of the 21 victims and told Congress about the genocide being perpetrated by the Islamic State. Jacqueline Isaac, vice president of the humanitarian group Roads of Success,...
  • Cardinal rejects preference for Christian refugees

    09/11/2016 3:39:55 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 6 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | 11/9/2016 | CG
    Archbishop of Cologne, Cardinal Rainer Woelki, accuses the CSU of creating a split in society. With their demands for limits on refugees or a preference for immigrants from the Western Christian culture the party contributes to even greater polarization and...
  • Kaine Predicts Catholic Church Will Change its Teaching on Gay Marriage

    09/10/2016 7:38:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 61 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/10/16 | John Wagner
    Democratic vice-presidential nominee Tim Kaine, a practicing Catholic, on Saturday described his evolution on same-sex marriage and predicted that his church would change its views as well. “My full, complete, unconditional support for marriage equality is at odds with the current doctrine of the church that I still attend,” Kaine said at a dinner celebrating gay rights. “But I think that’s going to change, too.” Kaine, a senator from Virginia, spoke to a crowd of about 3,700 attending the 20th Annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner in Washington, at which he also touted reasons why his running mate, presidential nominee...
  • Cardinal condemns bombing of ISIS as war crime

    09/10/2016 9:20:04 AM PDT · by Gillibrand · 28 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | 10/9/26 | CG
    Cardinal Maradiaga has condemned military action against ISIS.
  • Chinese Authorities Arrest Vatican-Appointed Bishop

    09/09/2016 7:06:12 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Coadjutor bishop arrested before he could take control of Wenzhou diocese, reports claimChinese authorities have arrested the coadjutor bishop of Wenzhou, China, and local faithful say it is to prevent him from taking possession of the diocese after the death of Bishop Vincent Zhu Weifang. AsiaNews, the Rome-based missionary news agency, said police took Coadjutor Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin out of the diocese in early September. Under canon law, a coadjutor would take over the diocese when the bishop retires or dies. AsiaNews reported that Bishop Shao was taken to northwest China “on a trip”. The diocesan chancellor, Fr Paul...
  • Cardinal close to Pope criticises Presidential candidates,especially Trump. Also EU

    09/09/2016 2:31:35 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 21 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | 9/9/2016 | CG
    The Papal adviser and Honduran Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga looks "with a lot of concern" on the United States and the election campaign
  • How A Cakemaker Became An Enemy Of The State

    09/08/2016 7:56:30 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 9/6/16 | David Harsanyi
    At the far end of a parking lot in an inconspicuous strip-mall in suburban Denver sits Masterpiece Cakeshop. In the summer of 2012, two men enter the shop. One of them heads straight for the wedding cake displays, which sits in an area painted in muted colors and strewn with lace table cloths. he employees tasked with handling the front of the shop are busy tending to consumers, so owner Jack Phillips, the kind of guy who’s more comfortable dealing with sugar paste than strangers, jumps in to help out. We’d like you to design a cake for our wedding,...