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  • Rebuking the Unholy Pro-Abortion Coalition

    10/20/2016 5:39:12 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    Stream ^ | 10-20-16 | Michael Brown
    Many years ago, while participating in an Operation Rescue sit-in at an abortion clinic near Washington, D.C., I was struck by the make-up of the pro-abortion protesters. They were largely a mix of atheists, Satanists and gays, and they proudly identified as such. What a coalition! I remember asking myself, “Why would homosexuals be so adamant about this — adamant enough to show up early in the morning to protest our event — when, for the most part, it’s not relevant to their lives, since they’re not having babies?” To this day, colleagues of mine who share the gospel outside...
  • Ahead of Al Smith Dinner, Cardinal Dolan says Hillary owes Catholics an apology

    10/20/2016 3:47:28 PM PDT · by milford421 · 36 replies
    LifeSite ^ | 10/20/16 | Lisa Bourne
    "Asked about the anti-Catholic comments after speaking at The Bishop’s Respect Life Dinner on Monday night for the Diocese of Colorado Springs, Cardinal Dolan suggested that had other faith traditions been the target of the prejudiced remarks, there would have been a swift apology and absolute disavowal of them. But as far as an apology from Clinton for the remarks demeaning Catholics, “Hasn’t happened yet,” Cardinal Dolan said. "
  • Le Pen Says as French President She Would Ban All Religious Symbols, Including Kippot

    10/19/2016 5:52:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front Party, vowed that if she is elected the country’s president she would ban all public displays of religious symbols and clothing, including kippot. Le Pen made the statement during an interview on Sunday with France’s BFM-TV. She is expected to seek the country’s presidency in 2017. She heads the third-largest party in France. Le Pen is seeking to broaden an existing law, called the headscarf ban, that does not allow conspicuous displays of religious symbols in public schools to include all public areas. She called the ban a struggle against...
  • Dr. James Dobson Calls for Civil Disobedience

    10/19/2016 5:46:15 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 10/18/16 | James Dobson
    Christians across America must express their outrage at the Ninth Circuit Court's ruling to uphold California's so called 'Reproductive FACT Act.' This decision will require 150 pro-life crisis pregnancy clinics across the state to promote abortion services to the women they serve. Since Roe v. Wade, privately funded crisis pregnancy centers across America have provided a refuge and an alternative to women who might have otherwise chosen abortion. They are vitally important in the fight to promote a culture of life, adoption and health. This ruling now forces these clinics to violate their sincerely held religious beliefs, and it is...
  • White evangelicals stand with Donald Trump, surveys say

    10/19/2016 1:30:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Tennessean | October 19, 2016 | Holly Meyer
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    10/19/2016 1:28:47 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 52 replies
    10/19/16 | Vanity
    Lord Jesus: The power that raised You from the dead is the same creative power that designed each and every one of us, and therefore You know each one of our thoughts before we even think it; it this same power that created the universe. Nothing is too hard for You, Lord God! Please Lord, unravel all lies, disinformation, media frame jobs, false accusations from Hell, and may the Truth about the state of our nation and the true motives of each candidate be revealed tonight for all Americans to see and understand. Thank You Lord! Amen
  • The Hedge Is Down: Could This Be the End of America?

    10/19/2016 12:20:42 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 22 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 10/19/2016 | Geri Ungurean
    Adrian Rogers speaks of four things in Psalm 80 which are applicable today in America: 1. Great national despair (Psalm 80:4-6) Spiritual sterility – prayers were given up to God out of unrepentant hearts. These prayers actually made God angry. The prayer of an unrepentant people is an insult to Almighty God. Religion without Righteousness is repugnant to God. America is praying but the sin of America is running over. 2. Personal Sorrow Sorrow follows sin as night follows the day. 3. National Shame Our enemies laugh at us. No longer is America respectfed for her ideals. 4. Glorious National...
  • Christians: fast and pray, Fast and Pray, FAST AND PRAY for this election and for The USA!!!......

    10/18/2016 6:57:46 PM PDT · by Bellflower · 43 replies
    10/18/2016 | self
    Again, I cannot stress the importance of fasting and praying for this election enough. All those who are Christians please fast and pray to do what is truly essential for the winning of this election, and also for the benefit of the good to come if He allows for us to win this election. The Bible clearly states that it is The LORD that raises up and also brings down rulers. In The Bible whenever something was critically important for the survival and/or well being of the people of God the people prevailed when a time of fasting and praying...
  • Donald Trump Reveals Evangelical Rifts That Could Shape Politics for Years

    10/18/2016 5:29:58 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 43 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10/17/16 | Laurie Goodstein
    When Jen Hatmaker speaks to stadiums full of Christian women, she regales them with stories about her five children and her garden back in Austin, Tex. — and stays away from politics. But recently she took to Facebook and Instagram to blast Donald J. Trump as a “national disgrace,” and remind her legions of followers that there are other names on the ballot in November. “Trump has consistently normalized violence, sexual deviance, bigotry and hate speech,” she said in an email interview. “I wouldn’t accept this from my seventh-grade son, much less from a potential leader of the free world.”...
  • Election 2016 - Catholic Argument for Voting against Hillary

    10/18/2016 3:12:45 PM PDT · by Ouchthatonehurt · 13 replies
    Diocese of Phoenix ^ | October 18, 2016 | Ouch
    This sermon will knock your socks off!
  • 'God can anoint the jawbone of an ass, but He can't use a Jezebel'

    Not backing down. I told you some months back about an intriguing word from Christian teacher Lance Wallnau, who says he has heard from God that He is raising up Donald Trump to be a "wrecking ball against the spirit of political correctness." You might think that Wallnau would back off that assertion somewhat in light of the things that have come out about Trump over the course of the past two weeks. Well, if you think that, you're wrong. Quite to the contrary, Wallnau turns the circus of recent days on those who are driving all the hulaballoo, and...
  • A Christian view of the election

    10/18/2016 11:57:46 AM PDT · by chuckles · 30 replies
    vanity | 10-18-2016 | chuckles
    Well, the enemy is busy, as usual, and I fear being more successful than usual. I tend to look at things in a binary fashion and for the election, I see the Christian view, and everyone else's view. During the Primary, I had my picks based on what I saw in the character of the candidates and used the guidelines of what they believed, what fruit they displayed, Biblical knowledge, ect. My picks one by one fell off the list. Now we have, at last, a binary choice. What I see and hear from fellow Christians is misery, complaining, depression,...
  • New Black Pope With Marxist Past -- New Jesuit General Superior Elected

    10/18/2016 10:16:22 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 36 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | October 18, 2016 | Giuseppe Nardi
    The new "Black Pope" is a Venezuelan. The Society of Jesus (Societas Jesu), better known as the Jesuits, elected Fr. Arturo Marcelino Sosa Abascal on Friday, October 14th, as the new religious superior, which the Jesuits officially call the Father General. The Vaticanist, Sandro Magister, drew attention to the Marxist past of the new General, after learning of the election.
  • Catholic Bishop Blasts Tim Kaine: He’s Just a “Cafeteria Catholic” Because He Supports Abortion

    10/18/2016 7:14:28 AM PDT · by tekrat · 9 replies ^ | 10/18/2016 | STEVEN ERTELT
    Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas doesn’t mince any words in a new editorial he posted on the web site of the Catholic archdiocese he heads. He says Hillary Clinton’s running mate Time Kaine is just a “cafeteria Catholic” because he supports abortion.
  • World's Last Chance

    10/17/2016 1:12:37 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 5 replies
    Unsealed World News ^ | 10/17/16 | Gary
    The following is just my own surmising in regards to the importance of the United States election on November 8th and what might happen depending on who wins. I firmly believe that 2015's Obergefell v. Hodges was a major moral turning point in the United States.  Some commentators, such as J.D. Farag, even thought that there could be no turning back or revival at this point.  The country has been on a downward spiral for a half-century, but up until 2015 Christians were still largely protected and individual states could support righteousness in a variety of ways.  The SCOTUS ruling...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    10/17/2016 10:51:53 AM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 10 replies
    10-17-16 | Kitty Mittens
    Psalm 116:5 Gracious is the LORD, and Righteous; Yea, our God is Merciful.
  • Trump and the Jewish Vote

    10/17/2016 5:37:41 AM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 17, 2016 | Karin McQuillan
    “On our issues Trump is perfect,” declares the grassroots organization, calling on fellow Jews across the country to remember, a word resonant with religious and historical meaning for Jews. It can't be true--the American Jewish community has "forgotten," or more accurately no longer chooses to remember, the existential threat to Israel, America, and Western civilization posed by Iran and the Iran Deal.  (snip)  Our children and grandchildren [will] ask us what were we thinking or were we even thinking when we ignored and denied the dangers facing us. (snip) Are American Jewish leaders once again going to deny...
  • Fake Catholic Groups and the "Catholic Spring" Emails

    10/17/2016 4:48:15 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | October 17, 2016 | Anne Hendershott
    It is now impossible to deny that Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and Catholics United have worked for years to undermine and manipulate Catholic leadership John Podesta smiles after meeting Pope Francis after the canonization Mass for Sts. John XXIII and John Paul II in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 27, 2014. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) Beginning in 2007, orthodox Catholic writers including myself wrote dozens of articles in an attempt to expose the funding and duplicitousness of two fake Catholic groups: the George Soros-funded Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and Catholics United. (For example,...
  • When We Subordinate Our Christian Principles

    10/17/2016 4:28:47 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | October 17, 2016 | FR. BRANDON O'BRIEN
    “I die in the Catholic Apostolic and Roman religion, that of my fathers, that in which I was brought up, and which I have always professed” wrote Queen Marie Antoinette in the early morning hours before her execution on October 16, 1793. She penned these words in her final letter, written to her sister-in-law Princess Elisabeth, the youngest sister of her husband, King Louis XVI, who had been brought to the guillotine less than nine months earlier in January. In her letter to her sister-in-law, she decried the lack of priests in France who could supply the sacraments and...
  • The Anti-Catholic Catholics (and the Bishops Who Support Them)

    10/16/2016 4:23:13 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | 10/14/16 | Phil Lawler
    Yesterday Ross Douthat of the New York Times embarked on a lengthy Tweetstorm —21 tweets in all—questioning whether it’s accurate to refer to the leaked emails from the Clinton campaign as evidence of “anti-Catholic” bigotry. Douthat—who is no friend of the Clintonite perspective—makes a quick, convincing case that the reality is more complicated. It’s not just that John Podesta, the Clinton campaign chairman at the center of the email exchanges, identifies himself as a Catholic. More important, Douthat notes, “the reality is that his vision is shared within Catholicism.” You will have no problem finding priests, religious, professors at Catholic...

    10/16/2016 2:48:39 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 12 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | October 16, 2016 | JP
    Most Americans have never heard of Thomas ŕ Kempis, who in 1418 authored “The Imitation of Christ.” But most of us are familiar with the principle he set forth nearly six centuries ago: “Of two evils, the less is always to be chosen.” That’s why this God-fearing Christian can do no other than vote for Donald Trump. Not because the billionaire real estate developer/reality show personality is remotely worthy of the office previously held by such great Republican presidents as Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan, but because Trump will subject the body of Christ to less evil than Hillary Clinton....
  • No, Voting for Trump Is Not Idolatry—Speaking Truth to Christians

    10/15/2016 11:29:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 13, 2016 | D. C. McAllister
    Many evangelicals and Catholics have been guilty in this election of casting baseless judgments and aspersions on fellow believers. This vilification has been leveled with such a fevered and mob-like malevolence that the fundamental commandment to love your brother has been all but shredded. No doubt, the devil is laughing even as Jesus grieves. The gist of the conflict is that Christians, who have decided that Donald Trump is so evil and immoral that any vote for him is to approve of and even become complicit in his sin, are questioning not only the character but the salvation of those...
  • The Profoundly Politically Incorrect John Zmirak [Catholic]

    10/15/2016 8:26:18 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | October 14, 2016 | Austin Ruse
    John Zmirak makes all the right heads explode. For that alone, we should be grateful.John caused quite an Internet kerfuffle a few years ago with a column called Illiberal Catholicism where he identified and took apart a tendency he spotted among young Catholics who were trending toward a hatred of America, a belief now rampant in some circles that America was badly founded and is therefore always incompatible with Catholicism. He also noted their hatred of the free market. We both saw it among the traditionalists we knew in New York in the 1990s. During a Mass on Thanksgiving...
  • Raymond Ibrahim: Hungary Helps Persecuted Christians, Bans Muslim Immigration

    10/15/2016 7:39:07 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | October 14, 2016 | RAYMOND IBRAHIM
    October 14, 2016 8:05 pm By Raymond Ibrahim 49 Comments The nation of Hungary recently did something as unprecedented as it is commonsensical and humanitarian: it “has become the first government to open an office specifically to address the persecution of Christians in the Middle East and Europe.”Zoltan Balog, Hungary’s Minister for Human Resources, explained: Today, Christianity has become the most persecuted religion, where out of five people killed [for] religious reasons, four of them are Christians.In 81 countries around the world, Christians are persecuted, and 200 million Christians live in areas where they are discriminated against. Millions of Christian...
  • Archbishop Chaput: About Those Unthinking, Backward Catholics

    10/15/2016 4:38:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Courageous Priest ^ | October 14, 2016 | Archbishop Charles Chaput
    By Archbishop Charles Chaput, Archdiocese of Philadelphia:Back in 2008, in the weeks leading up to the Obama-McCain presidential election, two young men visited me in Denver.  They were from Catholics United, a group describing itself as committed to social justice issues.  They voiced great concern at the manipulative skill of Catholic agents for the Republican Party.  And they hoped my brother bishops and I would resist identifying the Church with single-issue and partisan (read: abortion) politics.It was an interesting experience.  Both men were obvious flacks for the Obama campaign and the Democratic Party — creatures of a political machine,...
  • Federal Court: Christian Pregnancy Centers Must Tell Patients Where They Can Get Abortions

    10/14/2016 5:34:26 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/14/16 | Bre Payton
    A federal court just ruled that pregnancy centers have to tell their patients where they can get publicly-funded contraception and an abortion—even if it violates their religious beliefs. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that California law AB 775, which compels Christian, pro-life pregnancy centers to advocate for abortion, doesn’t impede their First Amendment right to exercise their religious beliefs. The National Institute of Family and Life Advocates, a faith-based pro-life group with 111 clinics in California, has been embroiled in lawsuit against California Attorney General Kamala Harris for a year since the bill was signed into law...
  • Massachusetts Official Urged to Resign after Grilling Judicial Nominee About Catholic Faith

    10/13/2016 6:54:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    A ranking public official in Massachusetts is coming under fire for grilling a judicial nominee about his Catholic faith. Eileen Duff, a member of the Governor’s Council (a body that approves the appointments of new judges), focused on religious issues in her questions of James Gavin Reardon, Jr, who had been nominated for a seat on the Massachusetts Superior Court. Claiming that members of the US Supreme Court have allowed their religious beliefs to influence their decisions, Duff asked Reardon whether his faith would “interfere with your judgment” on some issues. When Reardon declined to discuss his religious beliefs, Duff...
  • Clinton campaign chief helped start Catholic organisations to create ‘revolution’ in the Church

    10/12/2016 6:47:37 PM PDT · by Unam Sanctam · 11 replies
    Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | October 12, 2016 | Staff Reporter
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign chief helped to create campaign groups to press for a “revolution” in the Catholic Church, according to leaked emails. John Podesta, head of Clinton’s campaign, says he helped to found two Catholic organisations to press for change in the Church. In emails from 2011 released by Wikileaks and alleged to be by Podesta, he responds to an email from Barack Obama’s friend and former boss, Sandy Newman, about an “opening for a Catholic Spring”. Newman suggests that “Catholics themselves demand the end of a middle ages dictatorship and the beginning of a little democracy and respect for...

    10/12/2016 6:11:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies ^ | October 12, 2016 | Bill Donohue
    Bill Donohue comments on how the mainstream media are covering the Wikileaks story on anti-Catholicism in the Clinton campaign: Most of the media have been delinquent in reporting on the latest Wikileaks story involving Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta, communications director Jennifer Palmieri, and Center for American Progress senior fellow John Halpin. In a series of email exchanges, Palmieri and Halpin made patently disparaging remarks about Catholics, and showed disdain for evangelicals as well. They shared their vitriol with Podesta, who did not respond (the source we quoted from yesterday mistakenly attributed a remark by Halpin to Podesta). Fox...
  • Hillary Clinton Campaign Spokeswoman Mocks Catholics, Calling Catholic Faith “Severely Backwards”

    10/12/2016 6:02:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies ^ | October 12, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    The campaign of pro-abortion presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is coming under fire today after top Clinton officials mocked Catholics, calling their faith “severely backwards.” Yesterday, Wikileaks released transcripts of an email exchange entitled “Conservative Catholicism” between Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, campaign spokesperson Jennifer Palmieri, and John Halpin, a staffer at the Clinton allied Center for American Progress. In the email thread Halpin mocks News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch and Robert Thompson, Managing Editor of Wall Street Journal, for raising their kids Catholic. Halpin writes about these Catholics: “They must be attracted to the systematic thought and severely backwards gender...
  • Clinton Campaign's Anti-Catholic Emails

    10/11/2016 3:55:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | October 11, 2016 | MATTHEW ARCHBOLD
    So yeah, the Clinton campaign picked Tim Kaine as the vice presidential nominee but a recently leaked email displays the animus and disdain which the campaign views conservative Catholics. WikiLeaks released an email chain that included Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, Clinton campaign communications director Jen Palmieri, and Center for American Progress fellow John Halpin. Halpin wrote: Ken Auletta's latest piece on Murdoch in the New Yorker starts off with the aside that both Murdoch and Robert Thompson, managing editor of the WSJ, are raising their kids Catholic. Friggin' Murdoch baptized his kids in Jordan where John the Baptist...
  • Anything But an Example For the World. The German [Catholic] Church Is a Black Hole

    10/11/2016 12:20:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Chisea ^ | October 11, 2016 | Sandro Magister
    Money, bureaucracy, worldliness, excommunications for those who do not pay. The biting accusation of Joseph Ratzinger against Catholicism in Germany. The same one that enjoys the favor of Pope Francis by Sandro Magister ROME, October 11, 2016 – “In Germany some persons are always trying to destroy me,” pope emeritus Benedict XVI has said in the book-length interview released in recent days. And he has cited the example of the “fabrication” mounted against him by some of his countrymen when he changed the old prayer of Good Friday against the “perfidi Iudaei.” But in the same book Joseph Ratzinger has...
  • Father Frank Pavone: I Am Voting for Donald Trump and Pro-Life Voters Should Too. Here’s Why

    10/11/2016 4:33:55 AM PDT · by Shark24 · 18 replies ^ | Oct 10, 2016 | STEVEN ERTELT
    "But when it comes t evaluating which presidential candidate to vote for, Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life says Hillary Clinton’s steadfast support for abortion makes it so he will be voting for Donald Trump — and he urges pro-life voters to vote for him too."
  • The Religious Right Begins to Flex its Muscles in Secular Mexico

    10/10/2016 4:53:42 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/8/16 | David Agren
    MEXICO CITY — Conservatives from all corners of the country converged on Mexico City on a recent Saturday for the National March for the Family, which took aim at the president’s plans to enshrine same-sex marriage in the constitution. The LGBT community and its allies launched a counterprotest, waving rainbow flags and carrying pictures of former presidents Benito Juárez and Plutarco Elías Calles — lionized as heroes of the secular state, figures who curbed Catholic Church privileges in the 19th and early 20th centuries. These contradictory images symbolize a growing conflict in this nation, where the church has been relegated...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    10/10/2016 11:08:12 AM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 12 replies
    10-10-16 | Kitty Mittens
    Exodus 15:18 ~The LORD Shall Reign Forever and Ever~

    10/09/2016 2:26:13 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 49 replies
    October 9, 2016 | Vanity
    Lord Jesus: I ask that You would uncover and reveal all lies, trickery and falsehood involved with the debate format tonight. One of the other names for the Holy Spirit and therefore You, is "the Revealer of Secrets"... O Lord, please reveal things that the American people ALL NEED TO KNOW tonight in order to vote with full wisdom and understanding! Please have mercy on us, Lord God, we are a sinful people undeserving of Your blessings in and of ourselves, but because of Your sacrifice on the Cross, we boldly come to You to ask You for help in...
  • Shocking New Law Takes Effect in Massachusetts

    10/08/2016 4:12:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 10/4/16 | Dustin Siggins
    In 2016, holding to biological truths in America might get you in legal hot water – religious liberty, freedom of speech, and common sense notwithstanding.On Saturday, a Massachusetts law that could throw pastors in jail for using biologically correct pronouns took effect.But you wouldn’t know that from The Associated Press’ article on the matter. Quoting in part: Advocates for transgender people in Massachusetts say they can no longer be legally discriminated against in public places.A new law taking effect on Saturday bars discrimination on the basis of gender identity in public accommodations. Among other things, the statute allows transgender people...
  • Evangelical leaders stick with Trump, focus on defeating Clinton

    10/08/2016 1:35:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 8, 2016 | Steve Holland and Michelle Conlin
    Leaders of religious conservative groups largely stood behind Donald Trump on Saturday, the day after vulgar sexual comments he made about women surfaced online, but some expressed concern that the U.S. Republican presidential nominee's remarks could depress evangelical turnout on Election Day. Most evangelical leaders did not condemn Trump, and instead pointed to an urgent need to prevent Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton from winning the presidency, reshaping the Supreme Court and implementing liberal policies. The latest blow to Trump's campaign came after a 2005 video surfaced of the then-reality TV star talking on an open microphone about groping women and...
  • Donald Trump’s letter to CatholicVote

    10/08/2016 5:37:44 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | October 6, 2016
    Here is the letter that Donald Trump sent to Click here to see the original letter in PDF form. Brian Burch President, P.O. Box 259837 Madison, WI 53725October 1, 2016Mr. Burch,Thank you for writing me on the critical issue of religious freedom and the growing concerns of Catholic voters. Like you, I understand the many ways this issue impacts millions of Americans, especially those cared for by Catholic hospitals and charities or students educated in successful Catholic schools today. Religious freedom is our First Freedom, and it must be respected.Our current president has not respected American’s First Amendment rights....
  • Top Cardinal: Islam Wants to Conquer the World, and the West Is Letting It

    10/08/2016 4:21:13 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 8, 2016 | Nick Hallett
    The ultimate goal of Islam is world conquest and the “supine” West is only helping it achieve that aim, a senior cardinal has said.Speaking in an interview with Italian newspaper Il Giornale, Cardinal Raymond Burke accused Westerners of being too weak to acknowledge the incompatibility of Christianity and Islam.“It is clear that Muslims have as their ultimate goal conquest and power over the world,” the American cardinal said. “Islam, through sharia, their law, will rule the world and permit violence against infidels, such as Christians. But we find it hard to recognise this reality and to respond by defending the...
  • Catholic Caucus: This Priest Knows Exactly Who to Vote For

    10/07/2016 7:27:31 PM PDT · by Coleus · 8 replies
    Women of Grace ^ | 10.06.16 | SBrinkmann
    Anyone who is still wondering how to vote on November 8, and who sincerely wants to vote their conscience, need only listen to this extraordinary homily given by a priest who knows exactly who to vote for. On October 2, 2016, the Very Reverend John Lankeit of the Diocese of Phoenix began his homily by warning the congregation that the devil is a divider who will use almost any tactic to separate Christians from Christ. “He doesn’t typically come right out and say, ‘Deny Jesus Christ!’ because he knows that someone who loves Jesus would immediately reject the suggestion. So,...
  • Trump's pledge to Catholics: 'I'll be there for you'

    10/07/2016 4:36:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The National Catholic Reporter ^ | October 7, 2016 | Brian Roewe
    Donald Trump has a message for U.S. Catholics: I'll be there for you as president. The Republican candidate for the nation's highest office offered those words in a letter, dated Wednesday and published by Catholic News Agency a day later, to Catholics gathered in Denver for the Catholic Leadership Conference. But the tone of the message indicated a wider audience in mind. "Catholics in the United States of America are a rich part of our nation's history," Trump said. "The United States was, and is, strengthened through Catholic men, women, priests and religious Sisters, ministering to people, marching in the...
  • If We Reject Trump, We May Be Inviting Persecution

    10/07/2016 1:16:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Stream ^ | October 5, 2016 | John Zmirak
    When the election is Constantine vs. Diocletian, Christians don't get to stay home. Should Christians get behind Donald Trump? As I’ve demonstrated here, on every criterion of politics, it seems to me that electing Donald Trump is less dangerous to the preaching of the gospel, the safety of Christian institutions from colleges down to the family, and the lives of unborn children. We don’t have to believe the claim that he’s even a “baby Christian” to recognize that this is true. Winston Churchill wasn’t any kind of Christian, but he defended our institutions and our freedoms, and that was all...
  • Is This Bishop Right about the Rosary Conquering Boko Haram? [Catholic Caucus]

    10/07/2016 3:44:32 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 5 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | October 6, 2016 | N/A
    Maiduguri, Nigeria, Oct 6, 2016 / 03:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid the apparent decline of the radical Islamist group Boko Haram, a Nigerian bishop who had a vision of Christ has repeated his belief that praying the rosary will bring victory over the group.Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maiduguri said his vision of Christ encouraged the people of his diocese to believe “that the rosary would ultimately give us victory over this evil.“Boko Haram is evil, ISIS is evil,” he told the U.K. newspaper the Catholic Herald. “So as long as we go to a place with His Mother, especially...
  • Catholic Caucus: Archbishop: “Catholics Cannot Support Pro-Abortion Candidates” and Hillary is

    10/06/2016 6:49:07 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    lifenews ^ | 10.06.16 | Steven Ertelt
    Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila has given one of the most powerful elections statements by any Catholic leader. He says Catholics in good conscience can’t support candidates who are pro-abortion.  But Archbishop Aquila goes further. He says Democrats are “aggressively pro-abortion” because they are pushing taxpayer funding of abortions and because they will appoint judges who support abortion. Naturally that includes Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president who is spearheading that agenda.Archbishop Aquila also complains about how Democrats are pushing to overturn the Helms Amendment, which prevents forcing taxpayers from promoting and performing abortions in other countries.  On the other...
  • The Culture is Wrong, and The Church is Right: Zmirak’s New Book Reviewed

    10/06/2016 9:41:19 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | October 5, 2016 | William M. Riggs
    Scurry out and buy two copies of John “Bad Catholic” Zmirak’s The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism. Keep one for yourself, and give the other to your priest or clergyman (despite the title, this book is for all Christians). Be quick: get it to him before the election. If you have a clergywoman, buy three copies, because she might throw the first one out the window.
  • DONALD TRUMP/MIKE PENCE PRAYER VIGIL - Octiber 6, 2016 Join with fellow FREEPERS in prayer

    10/06/2016 7:01:21 AM PDT · by · 2 replies ^ | 6 October 2016 | UMC Rev Mom
    I will lift up mine eyes unto the mountains: From whence shall my help come? My help [cometh] from Jehovah, Who made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: He that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel Will neither slumber nor sleep. Jehovah is thy keeper: Jehovah is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, Nor the moon by night. Jehovah will keep thee from all evil; He will keep thy soul. Jehovah will keep thy going out and thy coming in From this...
  • The Download—Double Standard in Philadelphia

    10/05/2016 5:59:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 10/3/16 | Christine Niles
    Pro-abortion politicians get white-glove treatment while faithful Catholics are ignoredOn September 6, Catholic News Agency — owned by EWTN — published a laudatory piece on Sen. Tim Kaine, highlighting his early connections to Liberation Theology in Honduras and how it transformed his worldview and helped kickstart his political career. Nowhere does the article mention Kaine's abortion and same-sex marriage advocacy, nor does it make clear that Liberation Theology is an ideology explicitly condemned by the Church. Multiple commenters beneath the article expressed disbelief that EWTN would allow CNA to run such a piece praising a pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage Catholic during...
  • Albanian President Unveils Statue of St Teresa in New York

    10/05/2016 4:54:16 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    A statue of St Teresa of Calcutta has been revealed at a New York church in front of a large crowdAlbanian President Bujar Nishani unveiled a statue of St Teresa of Calcutta in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, New York. Hundreds gathered for the ceremony outside St Athanasius Catholic Church, where the figure of the founder of the Missionaries of Charity cradling a child in her arms has been installed. St Teresa, often recalled as “a humble daughter of Albania,” was born to an ethnic Albanian family in Skopje in what was then part of the Ottoman Empire and is...
  • Tim Kaine’s Radical Roots in Honduras

    10/05/2016 2:25:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | October 5, 2016
    SUMMARY In media appearances since he was named the Vice Presidential running mate of Secretary Clinton, Tim Kaine has continuously referenced his time in Honduras as the decisive period that helped shape both his political and religious views. The facts surrounding this “mission trip,” however, raise grave and serious concerns, particularly given his continued relationships with the successors of a number of political and religious extremists. Catholic voters and leaders are entitled to the truth about this decisive period in Kaine’s life. This memo has been published based on extensive research and reporting in an effort to help all people...