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  • Putin States Need for Public Monitoring of LGBT Propaganda

    07/14/2020 6:40:19 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Interfax ^ | 7/3/20
    Moscow, July 3, Interfax - Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed countering LGBT propaganda with "non-aggressive" public monitoring. "You can't monitor everyone, who thought up which label and where, and so on. If there's a reason to assume that this is propaganda of values not traditional for us, then without public organizations which share the official position of the Russian government, including that which is set out in the Constitution and in our laws, then such public monitoring should be properly built, not aggressively though," Putin said at a meeting with the working group on constitutional amendments. Yekaterina Lakhova of...

    07/14/2020 10:24:19 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 61 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | July 9, 2020 | Dr. Rivkah Lambert Adler
    View of the Old City of Jerusalem (Photo: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90) A new message, begging Jews who live in the diaspora to get to Israel, has been released from an unusual source. Daniel, a Jewish man living in Israel, is known by his first name alone. Daniel was born with autism and does not have the ability to communicate verbally. As a result of his autism, he and others like him are able to tap into a higher level of spiritual truth than most. He explains his situation like this: “I am autistic and I see the world much differently...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Italian Bishops Endorse State-Sponsored LGBT Indoctrination

    07/13/2020 6:54:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    The Fatima Center ^ | July 12, 2020 | Chris Ferrara
    [Catholic Caucus] The Italian Bishops Endorse State-Sponsored LGBT Indoctrination The Italian journal Bussola Quotidiana, in a piece by Giuliano Guzzo, has reported the news — at this point in the post-conciliar debacle is anyone surprised? — that Avvenire, the official newspaper of the Italian bishops’ conference, has published an editorial endorsing the so-called Zan bill, establishing in Italy a national “Day Against Homophobia” and a “national strategy against gender violence.” Meaning, as if anyone didn’t know, any criticism of sodomy and those who practice it or any criticism of sexual perversion generally.The editorialist for Avvenire, Lucciano Moia, evidently one of...
  • CA Governor Orders Churches Closed

    07/13/2020 5:35:40 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 36 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7/13/20 | William Mahony
    'Modification' of 'stay-at-home order'SAN DIEGO ( - California's Democratic governor Gavin Newsom is shutting down churches — again. Newsom announced the closing Monday of dine-in restaurants, wineries, movie theaters and bars statewide, along with churches in 30 out of 58 California counties. The order went into effect "immediately," according to a tweet from the Office of the Governor. The tweet explained the state "is closing some indoor business operations statewide and additional indoor business operations in counties on @CAPublicHealth Monitoring List for 3 consecutive days." Los Angeles, San Diego and Santa Barbara counties are among the 30 jurisdictions under new...
  • My Time in Prison (George Cardinal Pell)

    07/13/2020 5:32:18 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 8 replies
    First Things ^ | August 2020 | George Cardinal Pell
    There is a lot of goodness in prisons. At times, I am sure, prisons may be hell on earth. I was fortunate to be kept safe and treated well. I was impressed by the professionalism of the warders, the faith of the prisoners, and the existence of a moral sense even in the darkest places. I was in solitary confinement for thirteen months, ten at the Melbourne Assessment Prison and three at Barwon Prison. In Melbourne the prison uniform was a green tracksuit, but in Barwon I was issued the bright red colors of a cardinal. I had been convicted...
  • Mystic Rabbi: "Messiah on the Way Whether Jews Return or Not"

    07/13/2020 4:50:52 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 36 replies
    BIN ^ | 7/12/2020 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    Rabbi Nir Ben Artzi, a well-known mystic rabbi whose predictions have frequently come true, gave a chilling lesson several weeks ago that is beginning to garner attention on social media. “The Creator of the World, Father in Heaven, Master of the Universe, is calling to Jews all over the world. God is saying to you, ‘Dear Jews…listen carefully, God is saying to you, to the Jews all over the world, they are going to kill you. Antisemitism, the non-Jews are going to kill you. God will not stop it. He will not stop it. He stopped it for thousands of...

    07/13/2020 4:38:06 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 27 replies
    BIN ^ | 7/12/2020 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    As part of the wave of tearing down symbols of historic racism., Mississippi State Governor Tate Reeves, a Republican, signed legislation last month ordering the “prompt, dignified, and respectful” removal of the state flag bearing the rebel symbol from all state property. Mississippi was the only state whose flag contained the Confederate battle flag, adopting it in 1894, nearly three decades after the Civil War. 64% of voters reaffirmed the flag in a 2001 referendum. In the wake of the race riots sweeping across the country, Reeves decided to introduce the new legislation calling to redesign the flag. “I know...
  • So Many Jews are Returning to Israel That the Gov't is Worried They Won't be Able to Absorb Them

    07/13/2020 8:22:11 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 41 replies
    BIN ^ | 7/13/2020 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    Unlike immigration to other countries, olim to Israel are welcomed as long-lost brothers, educated and housed at great public expense. A combination of coronavirus and anti-Semitism is creating conditions expected to bring millions of Jews home. But the Israeli government, already stretched to the limit, is concerned they may not be able to fulfill the prophecy in the proper manner. The Knesset’s Immigration, Absorption, and Diaspora Affairs Committee met last Wednesday to discuss a major dilemma: Jewish immigration is expected to double nest year but budgetary constraints will make it difficult, if not impossible to absorb them into Israeli society....
  • The Stones of Hagia Sophia will Cry Out

    07/13/2020 8:01:25 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | July 10, 2020 | Fr. Seán Connolly
    The stones of the Hagia Sophia will still cry out As the highly emotional and equally unreasonable “cancel culture” spreads across the globe, it is worth recalling the words of the American diplomat and historian George F. Kennan (1904-2005): “Without a generation of civilized people to study history, to preserve its records, to absorb its lessons, and relate them to its own problems, history would lose its meaning.”Those seeking to desecrate and destroy historic monuments know that marble and stone can be just as effective as the written word in preserving history in all its messiness and glory.The Hagia Sophia...
  • Pope Francis Says He’s 'Very Saddened' Over Hagia Sophia's Conversion to a Mosque - But Why?

    07/13/2020 7:54:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/13/2020 | Robert Spencer
    On Sunday, Pope Francis broke his silence regarding the decision by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to convert Hagia Sophia, the foremost cathedral in the Christian world for nearly a thousand years, to a mosque. If you blinked, however, you might have missed it. “I think of Hagia Sophia,” the Pope said, “and I am very saddened.” It was quite clear why he didn’t choose to say more: virtually anything he added would have landed him in troubles that he doesn’t want to have. The Pope’s tardy statement, such as it is, manifests a studied ambiguity. What exactly is he...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil 7-13-20

    07/12/2020 11:16:25 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 40 replies
    7-13-20 | Kitty Mittens
    Mathew 5:10 Blessed are they which are Persecuted for Righteousness' Sake: For theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
  • Trump’s Catholic Tweets

    07/12/2020 7:35:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July 12, 2020 | George Neumayr
    Trump’s Catholic Tweets A peculiar article suggests Catholics at the White House don’t like them. An odd article by the Catholic News Agency (CNA) appeared this week, alleging that Catholics at the White House resent Trump’s tweets touting “two figures with polarizing reputations among Catholics: former papal nuncio to the United States Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, and the author and online polemicist Taylor Marshall.” The title of the article is, “Why White House Catholics are concerned about Trump’s Catholic tweets.”“White House Catholics” apparently refer to a couple of opportunistic Never Trump-style Catholics who snuck into the White House and are...
  • California Church Singing Ban Strikes Sour Note for Some; Catholic Church Says it Will Comply

    07/12/2020 6:08:29 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    Crux ^ | 7/11/20 | Don Thompson
    SACRAMENTO, California — Crossroads Community Church Senior Pastor Jim Clark wants to keep his 1,500 parishioners safe during the coronavirus pandemic but he’s drawing the line at a new California ban on singing or chanting at religious services. “I said enough’s enough,” Clark said. “We will be singing and praising the Lord. … We don’t chant, but if we did chant, we’d be chanting too.” The California ban was one of a number of restrictions on indoor businesses and gatherings put in place last week by Gov. Gavin Newsom amid fast-rising virus cases and hospitalizations. It’s unclear if any similar...
  • AP: Catholic Church Lobbied for Taxpayer Funds, Got $1.4B

    07/10/2020 6:07:36 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    AP ^ | 7/9/20 | Reese Dunklin and Michael Rezendes
    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid, with many millions going to dioceses that have paid huge settlements or sought bankruptcy protection because of clergy sexual abuse cover-ups. The church’s haul may have reached -- or even exceeded -- $3.5 billion, making a global religious institution with more than a billion followers among the biggest winners in the U.S. government’s pandemic relief efforts, an Associated Press analysis of federal data released this week found. Houses of worship and faith-based...
  • Pope: Cooperatives for Clean Energy Against Climate Change

    07/10/2020 6:02:00 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Vatican News ^ | 7/4/20 | Robin Gomes
    In a tweet to mark the International Day of Cooperatives, Saturday, Pope Francis notes that cooperatives across the globe are making a real difference in the fight against climate change.For the past 97 years, the International Day of Cooperatives has been celebrated each year on the first Saturday of July. Since 1995, the United Nations and the International Cooperative Alliance have chosen the theme of the annual day. The focus for this year is on climate action for sustainable development for a healthier, fairer and more united economy. In a tweet for Saturday’s observance, Pope Francis also focused on the...
  • Trump, violence, racism. A slap by a nun and a response from Archbishop Viganò

    07/10/2020 4:33:35 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    Aldo Maria Valli ^ | July 10, 2020 | Aldoo Maria Valli
    Trump, violence, racism. A slap by a nun and a response from Archbishop Viganò Open letter of Sister Antonietta Potente to Monsignor Carlo Maria Viganò and answer of Monsignor to the SisterDear friends of Duc in altum, the religious sister and theologian Antonietta Potente has written a letter to Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò in which she expresses strong criticisms of the affirmations made by the Archbishop to the President of the United States, Donald Trump. Here I publish her letter and the response of Monsignor Viganò.***We are deeply indignant at the words that you, a christian and a bishop, have written in support of president Trump, the...
  • [Barf Alert] Why White House Catholics are concerned about Trump’s Catholic tweets

    07/10/2020 12:04:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | July 9, 2020 | Ed Condon
    [Barf Alert] Why White House Catholics are concerned about Trump’s Catholic tweets Officials working in the Trump administration have told CNA that they have been frustrated by recent presidential tweets elevating controversial Catholic figures, saying the tweets undermine the work many Catholics in the administration hope to accomplish.In recent weeks, the president’s Twitter account has cited support from two figures with polarizing reputations among Catholics: former papal nuncio to the United States Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, and the author and online polemicist Taylor Marshall.While both men have been publicly supportive of the president, both are better known for their criticism...
  • END OF THE WORLD: Jerusalem third temple ‘fulfils Biblical prophecy’ of the end times

    07/10/2020 10:06:26 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 59 replies ^ | 7/6/2020 | Sebastian Kettley
    Christian prophecies about the end of the world predict a Third Holy Temple will be built in Jerusalem in the end days. End of the world eschatology claims the Third Temple will rise before the biblical apocalypse. Many Christian evangelists and preachers believe the Third Temple is also linked to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Discussions of the end times approaching were sparked in November 2018 in response to a letter penned by the Jewish assembly of rabbis known as the Sanhedrin. Jerusalem at the time was in the grips of a mayoral election and the Sanhedrin urged both...
  • I'm in the 18% of white evangelicals who won't vote for Trump; Voting Should Be Tied to His Character, Not His Job Performance

    07/10/2020 8:12:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 214 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/10/2020 | Chris Thurman
    After reading Leonardo Blair’s article in The Christian Post, “82% of white evangelicals would vote for Trump despite concerns about job performance: study,” I was disturbed by the fact that a majority of white evangelicals would still vote for Trump even though his job performance has been among the poorest in presidential history.As an evangelical who is both a conservative and a Republican, I’m writing to suggest that voting for Trump should be tied to his character, not his job performance. It is out of one’s character that presidents generate the policies they come up with and how well or...
  • The great advantages of a Christian society

    07/10/2020 6:11:28 AM PDT · by Teleios Research
    Teleios ^ | Teleios
    Teleios conducted a survey in primarily millennials regarding the benefits of Christian society. There were 565 responses (67% < 35 years, 60% United States). Participants noted the advantages of living in a Christian society was that it provided a stronger moral (82%) and ethical base (71%) and a greater amount of love among people (75%). In contrast, the advantages of a Christian society to government were keeping societal order (60%), maintaining individual rights (56%) and reducing corruption (54%). Summary, living in a Christian society provides many advantages to the country’s population and government in keeping a strong moral and ethical...