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  • Italian Theologian Assails Trump as Cause of ‘Xenophobia, Racism and Anti-Semitism’

    08/20/2017 8:33:15 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 18, 2017 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    Left-wing [Catholic] Italian theologian and journalist Massimo Faggioli has placed the blame for the Charlottesville tragedy firmly on the shoulders of President Donald Trump, whom he declares to be “theologically and morally” bankrupt. The Trump presidency, Faggioli states in his article in the Huffington Post, is “a heresy concerning America as a religious idea,” especially regarding what America “believes and aspires to be.”
  • The Black Man's ONLY TRUE Friend - The Lord Jesus Christ!

    08/20/2017 6:49:37 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 5 replies
    IFB ^ | 8/20/17
    The white and black oppressors of the lawless Left Democratic Party, who abhor Almighty God the Creator and His RIGHTEOUSNESS (Rom. 1:18-32), only seek to agitate, control, use, enrage and scare their black voters and to keep them on their state plantation. The very ones who are their lawless oppressors are usually put back in power each time by black America; only making heavier their chains of social ills. The Lawless Left is horrified of losing their political strangle hold and power and truly care nothing about Black America. The black population is only a vessel to be used and...
  • Papal Adviser Has no Regrets Over Accusing Catholic Trump Supporters of ‘Hate’

    08/19/2017 6:38:36 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 34 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/18/17 | Steve Kokx
    August 18, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — One of the authors of a widely-criticized essay that accused conservative Catholics and Evangelicals in the U.S. of instigating an “ecumenism of hate” is doubling down on his claims. Speaking with The Tablet earlier this week, Marcelo Figueroa said he was happy to see the “necessary” debate that resulted from an article he and papal confidant Fr. Antonio Spadaro S.J. published July 13 in La Civiltà Cattolica, a Jesuit-run journal overseen by the Vatican. In their essay, Figueroa and Spadaro decried what they called the “problematic fusion between … faith and politics” found in America....
  • America's Most Important Question

    08/19/2017 3:54:55 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 24 replies
    IFB ^ | 8/19/17
    The most important question Americans need to ask themselves today is not, "What about our country's future?" but this, "Do I have Almighty God's RIGHTEOUSNESS which is only found in the Lord Jesus Christ?" The answer to this SOBERING REALITY and QUESTION will determine one's destiny for all ETERNITY (John 3:16-17, 36). In these very turbulent days in America where lawlessness is the underlining current of every social and political agenda, we are at the end of our nation's journey and ready for global tribulation (Rev. 6-19). May ALL Americans today personally abandon their subjective vain ideologies, hopeless optimism and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Seitz Syndrome

    08/19/2017 3:10:30 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    The Wander Press ^ | August 19, 2017 | Christopher Manion
    The Wanderer reported last week that Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso treats pro-abortion Catholic politicians with kid gloves even as he harshly condemns pro-life officials who oppose Obama’s amnesty for illegal aliens. Within days of our report, the bishop doubled down, insisting that, since Jesus agrees with him, anyone who opposes amnesty “cannot call himself or herself Catholic” because they don’t express “the compassion of Jesus.” On the other hand, seen through the complex lens of the Seitz Syndrome, the bishop’s congressman, state senator, and state representative can call themselves Catholic, even though they are 100 percent pro-abortion “rights.”...
  • North Korea: How Christians survive in the world's most anti-Christian nation

    08/18/2017 8:16:58 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-18-17 | Hollie McKay
    For 16 years, North Korea has been ranked the “most oppressive place in the world for Christians,” and this week the U.S. State Department re-asserted it as one of the world’s worst religious persecutors – torturing and executing those even suspected of worshipping God. But that still hasn’t stopped an estimated 36 percent of the population – around 9 million – from practicing Christianity. “Life is extremely difficult for all North Koreans, but Christians face an even tougher road,” Jeff King, president of International Christian Concern told Fox News. “Christians are accused of being imperialists seeking to overthrow the government...
  • Cardinal: No Communion, Funeral for Catholic Politicians Who Support Abortion

    08/18/2017 7:42:51 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 8/17/17 | Stephen Kokx
    CHILE, August 17, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — A retired cardinal has told Catholic politicians who voted to legalize abortion in Chile that they cannot receive the sacraments until they show public signs of repentance. The 90-year-old former bishop of Valparaiso, Cardinal Jorge Medina Estevez, sent a letter dated August 8 to the El Mercurio newspaper reiterating the Church's teaching on denying Communion to Catholic politicians who support abortion and other grave evils. Canon 915 of the Church’s Code of Canon Law states that persons “obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to holy communion.” A grave sinIn...
  • Russia Puts Jehovah's Witnesses on Prohibited Organization List

    08/18/2017 7:37:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Interfax ^ | 8/17/17
    Moscow, August 17, Interfax - The Justice Ministry has put the Jehovah's Witnesses on the list of organizations prohibited in Russia. "The Russian Justice Ministry has added the Jehovah's Witnesses Management Center in Russia religious organization, as well as 395 affiliated local religious organizations to the list of civil, religious and other non-governmental organizations regarding which a court order on liquidation or prohibition has taken effect pursuant to the Federal Law on Suppression of Extremist Activity," the ministry's website said in a statement on Thursday. The aforesaid organizations were added to the prohibited list pursuant to the Russian Supreme Court...
  • AUSTIN RUSE’S NEW BOOK EXPOSES THE MAGISTERIUM OF FAKE SCIENCE

    08/18/2017 6:11:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Church Militant ^ | August 18, 2017 | Bradley Eli
    Ruse: "Churchmen are not immune from this new magisterium" Fake science heralded by fake news is giving cover to a leftist agenda that's setting policies inimical to Catholic morality. Austin Ruse debunks this fake science in his new book aptly titled, Fake Science: Exposing the Left's Skewed Statistics, Fuzzy Facts and Dodgy Data. Church Militant reached out to Ruse, who said there's an "unholy alliance between fake science and fake news." In his book, Ruse draws readers to a greater awareness of this pseudoscience used by left-leaning establishment media as a hammer to bludgeon Catholic morality. In his book, Ruse...
  • Chicago Pastor Urges Mayor to Remove George Washington Statue, Rename Park

    08/18/2017 3:28:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | August 18, 2017 | staff
    President Donald Trump, post-Charlottesville, warned the tearing down of statues would lead to a widespread call for more monuments to be uprooted, moved and removed — and despite being scoffed, he’s right. Now a pastor in Chicago has called on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to remove a monument of George Washington that’s stood in teh city for years. When will it end?
  • Catholic Prelates and Muslim Immigration

    08/18/2017 1:32:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Catholic Journal ^ | August 18, 2017 | Vincent Francis Ruggiero
    For almost two millennia, Christianity has survived innumerable challenges from without, including heresies, schisms and philosophical “isms,” as well as more than a few challenges from within. But the most dangerous challenge of all may be one that was overcome seven centuries ago but is now regenerated—the challenge posed by Islam. Its agents no longer wield battle axes and scimitars, as their militant predecessors did. They travel instead in the peaceful garb of immigrants and refugees. Their stated purpose for migrating is to find opportunity or to escape persecution and in many cases that claim is no doubt genuine. Yet...
  • Trump Administration Poised to End Contraceptive Mandate

    08/17/2017 7:43:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    The Trump administration will soon unveil new regulations that will exempt religious institutions from the “Obamacare” requirement that health-insurance programs must include contraceptive coverage, the Wall Street Journal reports. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump promised to repeal the “contraceptive mandate” for religious institutions. New regulations, fulfilling that promise and allowing employers to opt out of the contraceptive coverage, will soon be released, according to the Journal. Trump Set to Roll Back Obama-Era Contraception Rule (Wall Street Journal)
  • Melbourne [Australia] Archbishop Says He’s Prepared to Go to Jail Rather than Divulge Confessions

    08/17/2017 7:40:46 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Archbishop Denis Hart of Melbourne, Australia said that he would go to jail rather than obey a law requiring him to divulge the contents of a sacramental confession. The archbishop was responding to a recommendation from the royal commission on sexual abuse, which had urged Australian states to implement new laws requiring priests to disclose reports of sexual abuse that they heard in confessions. Archbishop Hart stressed that the Church could not accept such legislation. “I believe that this is an absolutely sacrosanct communication of the highest order,” he said. He added that he would “go to extreme lengths outside...
  • Syriac Patriarch Says West has ‘Betrayed’ Middle East Christians

    08/16/2017 8:41:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    "We've been not only abandoned by the Western countries, we have been betrayed"The West has failed to do enough to protect Christian minorities in the Middle East, the Syriac Catholic Patriarch has said. “I can tell you, we’ve been not only abandoned by the Western countries, but even we have been betrayed,” Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan told The Southern Cross, newspaper of the Diocese of San Diego. He made the comments in a recent interview at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Syriac Catholic Parish in El Cajon. While the Christian minority in Syria and Iraq is composed of “peaceful...
  • AMERICA - Why Didn't Someone Do Something?

    08/16/2017 6:23:25 AM PDT · by metmom · 14 replies
    Westside Christian Fellowshihp ^ | June 29, 2017 | Shane Idleman
    “There is no nation on earth powerful enough to accomplish our overthrow. Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence” (Daniel Webster; 1782-1852). Why didn’t someone do something? Those five words still haunt my thoughts today. Sometime ago, I sat speechless as I listened to a man recount his trip to a holocaust museum with his young daughter. As they walked by photos of the death camps, gas chambers, and countless bodies piled one upon another, his daughter silently...
  • Hungarian Leader: ‘It Is a Duty to Help Our Christian Brothers’

    08/15/2017 8:29:40 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 8/14/17 | Daniel Blackman
    Tamás Török, head of Hungary’s groundbreaking new department for persecuted Christians, explains to the Register what spurred his government into action.Governments in many developed countries have been reluctant to acknowledge the widespread persecution directed against Christians in many parts of the world. But Hungary is a singular exception in this regard: Last year, it created a new government department specifically mandated to assist persecuted Christians. Tamás Török, the former Hungarian ambassador to Italy and current head of the Hungarian government’s sub-secretariat for persecuted Christians, spoke exclusively with the Register recently about the latest activities of this unique department. He also...
  • Century-Old Prophecy Cites Solar Eclipse as Sign Trump Will Triumph Over Kim Jong-Un

    08/15/2017 4:16:49 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 17 replies
    BIN ^ | 8/15/17 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    An esoteric prophecy written over a century ago described the solar eclipse that will traverse the entire United States next week and predicted, in shocking detail, what the astronomical event portends for the outcome of the current North Korean-US conflict. The total solar eclipse’s timing is meaningful according to the Jewish calendar. Incredibly, it comes precisely at the beginning of a Hebrew month – Elul – singled out in a Jewish source as having significance for the specific political situation the US is facing today with Eastern aggressors. image: https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/yalkut-moshe.png The “Yalkut Moshe”, written by Rabbi Moshe ben Yisrael Benyamin...
  • Australian Inquiry: Priests Should Face Criminal Charges for Not Reporting Abuse Heard in Confession

    08/14/2017 7:41:56 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 83 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 7/14/17 | Staff Reporter
    The report called for legislation to criminalise priests who fail to break the seal of the confessionalPriests who do not inform the police after learning about child abuse in confession should face criminal charges, an Australian inquiry has said. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse recommended all states and territories in the country should introduce legislation to punish priests for not breaking the seal of the confessional. “The right to practice one’s religious beliefs must accommodate civil society’s obligation to provide for the safety of all and, in particular, children’s safety from sexual abuse,” the commission...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL 8-14-17 {Prayer}

    08/13/2017 10:22:15 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 30 replies
    8-14-17 | Kitty Mittens
    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. Jeremiah 10:10 The Lord is the Only True God, The Living God, The Everlasting King.
  • Why Believers Support Trump

    08/13/2017 9:38:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 14, 2017 | Susan Stamper Brown
    To say that people are gobsmacked by the overwhelming support by Christians for President Trump is an understatement. While I can understand why those from the party that booed God don’t get it, recent jabs by rightwing pundits are making it hard to differentiate between conservative purists and political snobs. A recent piece at Townhall.com by Bernard Goldberg shows he is baffled how “people of faith who supposedly admire civility and decency and detest abortion” could support Trump. National Review’s David French recently opined: “Moreover, the complete shock of Trump’s win (followed quickly by the Gorsuch nomination) forged a bond...