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  • October 4th: Generation NEXT This Is For You: Bring Your Bible To School Day

    09/25/2018 8:47:16 AM PDT · by Virginia Christian Alliance · 2 replies
    Virginia Christian Alliance ^ | September 25, 2018 | Linda Wall
    Linda Wall "Bring Your Bible To School Day" October 4th (hashtag #BringYourBible).Being a Christian is more than going to a building on Sundays. It’s about becoming Christ-like and sharing the message of Jesus to others. During the next two weeks, the Virginia Christian Alliance will send out helpful ideas to assist you in participating in “Bring Your Bible To School Day”. On October 4th, you have an opportunity to introduce your classmates to the Bible, God’s Word. The spokesperson for this year’s Bring Your Bible To School Day is Sadie Robertson. Here is her message to you. CLICK HERE  [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QEI6uqVWLY[/embed]...
  • Critics of the China-Vatican Deal Merely the Loud Minority: Bishop [Sorondo]

    09/24/2018 6:47:56 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Global Times ^ | 9/22/18 | Li Ruohan
    Critics of the long-waited agreement between China and the Vatican on the appointment of bishop are merely a “loud minority,” a Vatican bishop said Friday. “They are very strong in their position. They are loud, but there are not very many of them. They are a loud minority,” said Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, also chancellor of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences. He made the remarks when asked to comment on a reported deal between China and the Vatican on the appointment of bishops, which critics say is a deal that “sells out” the Holy See. “In our interpretation, the...
  • The Chinese Church 'Remains Independent and Loyal to the Party'

    09/24/2018 6:44:50 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 9/24/18
    A note from the Patriotic Association of Chinese Catholics and the Council of Bishops of the Church of China (bodies not recognized by the Holy See) comments on the "historic agreement" on episcopal appointments: "We remain on the path that leads to socialism". "Heartfelt" appreciation for the signature between the Vatican and Beijing.Beijing (AsiaNews) - The Chinese Catholic Church "will continue to operate independently. We love the country and the Church, we will carry forward the principle of independence and the concept of the sinicization of religion while remaining on the path that leads to socialist society ". This was...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil 9-24-18 {Prayer}

    09/23/2018 10:09:39 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 29 replies
    9-24-18 | Kitty Mittens
    The “Donald Trump/Mike Pence Prayer Vigil” and “Pray for our American Heroes" Prayer Thread have Combined to Form the AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL Prayer Thread! Join with Fellow FREEPERS to Pray for our PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. 'And this is the Confidence that we have in Him, that, if we Ask Anything According to His Will, He Heareth us.' 1 John 5:14 Religion Forum Threads Labeled [Prayer] are Closed to Debate of Any Kind. Psalm 107:21,22 Thank God for His Marvelous Love, For His Miracle Mercy to the...
  • 2018 09 23 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Surveillance Society"

    09/23/2018 4:54:21 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 2 replies
    Stay right where you are. We know who you are and what you are doing at all times. And we're all for free speech, as long as it's not "hurty" speech, which will result in a lengthy It's George Orwell's utopian dream (aka, "nightmare") coming true much sooner than we could have envisioned just 5 years ago. We are on the verge of being arrested, tried and sentenced, not for actual crimes, but just for our very opinions and thoughts. Even in the midst of it all, do not lose hope. If your vertical alignment is right, it all turns...
  • Some Appropriate Scripture for the Kavanaugh Nomination

    09/23/2018 2:07:28 PM PDT · by NorthMountain · 24 replies
    The Bible, NAB ^ | A Long time ago | Wisdom, David, James
    Reading 1 WIS 2:12, 17-20 The wicked say: Let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us; he sets himself against our doings, reproaches us for transgressions of the law and charges us with violations of our training. Let us see whether his words be true; let us find out what will happen to him. For if the just one be the son of God, God will defend him and deliver him from the hand of his foes. With revilement and torture let us put the just one to the test that we may have proof of...
  • [Cath Cauc] All holy martyrs of communism, pray for China; pray for the Church of China.

    09/23/2018 1:21:47 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    What is Up with the Synod ^ | September 22, 2018 | Hilary White
    All holy martyrs of communism, pray for China; pray for the Church of China. Sep 22, 2018 by Hilary White in Church of traitors Infamous photo of Mindszenty after months of torture, taken at his show-trial. To understand how the homosexual infiltration of the clergy happened, you must first understand when, why and how the Church first abandoned its opposition to Communism. The two issues are inseparable. The Church’s recent embrace of the Sexual Revolution comes from the same source; its infiltration by Marxists, and behind them, Freemasonry.Quite a lot of that history can be read about here and here.Many...
  • [Cath Cauc] Expert condemns Vatican for ‘betrayal’ in secret agreement with Communist China

    09/23/2018 9:30:40 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 22, 2018 | Steven Mosher
    September 22, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — As someone who, over the years, has helped underground Catholics in China build churches and open orphanages, I believe that the "provisional agreement" is a betrayal of the Catholic Church in China. Actually, I see it as a betrayal on several levels.  It betrays the authority of the papacy by giving the Chinese Communist Party the right to name bishops.  It betrays the underground Church in China, a Church which not only has survived decades of persecution at the hands of the authorities but is now, once again, under siege.  And--I would argue--because it is a secret agreement,...
  • China's Catholic Church Pledges Loyalty to Party After Vatican Deal

    09/23/2018 6:50:50 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/23/18 | Adam Jourdan
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s Catholic Church reaffirmed its loyalty to the country’s ruling Communist Party on Sunday, while welcoming a landmark deal struck with the Vatican on appointing new bishops. The Vatican on Saturday signed an agreement giving it a long-desired and decisive say in the appointment of bishops in China, though critics labeled it a sellout to the government. China’s around 12 million Catholics have been split between an underground Church swearing loyalty to the Vatican and the state-supervised Catholic Patriotic Association. The Catholic Church in China said it would “persevere to walk a path suited to a socialist...
  • Protesters kill 30 at Iranian parade; more on the downing of the Russian plane (Amir Tsarfati)

    09/23/2018 6:02:27 AM PDT · by firebrand · 19 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Sept. 23, 2018 | Amir Tsarfati
    Armed protesters fired on the unarmed Iranian soldiers in a parade yesterday, killing 30. This was not ISIS but a local group, displaying the division and weakness within Iran. More on the downing of the Russian plane and the slow but seemingly inexorable path toward war, due to the financial threats on Russia, Iran, and Turkey. This is still the calm before the storm but the dark cloud of the Ezekiel War can be seen. More comments on America's role in all of this, and a report on Amir's ministry here in the U.S.
  • [Cath Cauc] Holy See Signs Provisional Agreement With China on Appointment of Bishops

    09/22/2018 11:23:09 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | September 22, 2018 | Edward Pentin
    The Vatican announced today that the Holy See and the People’s Republic of China have signed a “provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops,” allowing the faithful to “have bishops who are in communion with Rome but at the same time recognized by Chinese authorities.”   In a short communique (see full text below), the Vatican said the agreement is the “fruit of a gradual and reciprocal rapprochement” that follows a “long process of careful negotiation.” In an accompanying briefing note, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis had decided as part of the agreement to “readmit to full ecclesial communion” eight bishops (one...
  • [Cath Cauc] Cdl. Zen calls for Vatican's Parolin to ‘resign’ over ‘betrayal’ in China deal

    09/22/2018 8:22:12 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 21, 2018 | Lianne Laurence
    HONG KONG, September 21, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Joseph Zen of Hong Kong is calling for the Vatican secretary of state to resign over the Holy See’s impending deal with China that he says is “an incredible betrayal.” Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, who is considered papabile, was chief negotiator in the agreement that is expected to be finalized when a Vatican delegation travels to China at the end of this month, according to AsiaNews. America Magazine reported Tuesday a Vatican source confirmed “a high-level Holy See delegation will travel to the Chinese capital for the signing and that a...
  • About 1 Billion Rubles Collected for Building the Main Church of Russian Military Forces

    09/21/2018 5:18:41 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Interfax ^ | 9/21/18
    Moscow, September 21, Interfax - About 1 billion rubles ($14,6 million) were conveyed to the charitable foundation Voskreseniye that collects means for building the main church of Russian Military Forces, the foundation press service reports. The fundraising was announced on September 4 at a conference call of the Russian Defense Ministry. The first to donate was the midshipman of the North Fleet, the second one was Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu. The church will become a spiritual and educational center for servicemen, Orthodox priests and citizens of Russia. It will house an exposition dedicated to the history of setting up...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, September 20, 2018 [prayer]

    09/20/2018 5:21:59 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 24 replies
    FreeRepublic.com ^ | September 20, 2018 | FR intercessors
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. —1 John 5:14 Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer.
  • Fr. Ticozzi: 'The Chinese Government Wants Absolute Control Over the Church'

    09/20/2018 4:36:34 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 9/19/18
    While the rumor mill is churning over an imminent agreement between Beijing and the Holy See, doubts about the effective freedom that the Party could guarantee to Chinese Catholics remain strong. We must pray for them, for the unity of the Church and for the discernment of local pastors. China "continues to consider itself the absolute center of the world". The opinion of a missionary, a great expert in the Middle Empire.Rome (AsiaNews) - The possible agreement between China and the Vatican "does not change the concrete reality of the facts. The Chinese government wants absolute control over the Catholic...
  • Amir Tsarfati explains Monday nights strike on a Russian plane in Syria

    09/20/2018 2:19:00 AM PDT · by firebrand · 10 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Sept. 19, 2018 | Amir Tsarfati
    Amir had a partly erroneous video up earlier on Wednesday, which he has now taken down. The knowledge that he had at that time was partly wrong. This video is the situation according to more recent knowledge. The situation is quite serious in the Middle East right now. Everyone is trying hard to stay polite and calm, including Russia, but the situation has changed somewhat in the past few days. It's probably a good time to pray for Israel and for the Middle East in general and for the world. God is in charge, so never fear. Thank you for...
  • China and Vatican strike controversial deal over bishops; China now has a say on appointments

    09/18/2018 12:22:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    AXIOS ^ | 09/16/2018
    In a controversial move, China and the Vatican are preparing to sign a landmark deal this month allowing each side a voice in choosing the church's bishops in China, reports the Wall Street Journal. The details: Pope Francis will recognize excommunicated Chinese bishops that were approved without the Vatican's green light, and China will acknowledge the Pope as leader of the nation's Catholics and allow the Vatican a voice in bishop selection moving forward. The deal comes with controversy as China's current regime is largely atheist and authoritarian. The agreement is also seen as China recognizing religious autonomy — something...
  • [Catholic Caucus} Archbishop McCarrick’s unofficial role in Vatican-China relations

    09/18/2018 8:31:14 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | September 17, 2018 | Courtney Grogan/CNA
    Archbishop McCarrick’s unofficial role in Vatican-China relations by Courtney Grogan/CNA posted Monday, 17 Sep 2018 Cardinal Theodore McCarrick in 2003 (Getty Images) The former cardinal played in key role in promoting Vatican-Beijing relationsFollowing reports that the Holy See and the People’s Republic of China could be about to sign an agreement on the appointment of bishops in the country, attention has turned to the role of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick in fostering Vatican-China relations over the last two decades.Over 20 years, Archbishop McCarrick travelled to China on at least eight occasions, sometimes staying in a state-controlled Beijing seminary, often serving as...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican to Allow Beijing to Name Bishops

    09/17/2018 6:06:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | September 15, 2018 | Steven W. Mosher
    It is never a good idea to sign a deal just for the sake of signing a dealThe Vatican is set to sign an agreement with China by the end of the month, one that cedes control over the appointment of bishops to Beijing. In return, we are told, Beijing has agreed to recognize the pope as the head of China’s Catholics.From my position as a longtime observer of the machinations of the Chinese Party-State, this seems like a bad deal. The pope is ceding his very real authority to name bishops to China’s communist authorities in return for the...
  • Christian College Under Fire for Turning Away Gay Student Who Only Needed 6 Credits to Graduate

    09/17/2018 8:59:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/17/2018 | Samuel Smith
    A private Christian college in Pennsylvania is under fire after a former student took to Facebook to explain how he was turned away from finishing his degree because he is gay. Clarks Summit University, formerly known as Baptist Bible College, has defended its decision not to readmit a former student Gary Campbell. Campbell applied to be re-enrolled at the school this fall so that he could finally finish his last six credits and earn a degree 15 years after he left the university and eventually joined the U.S. Navy. At the end of August, Campbell asked his friends on Facebook...