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  • Putin Stresses Importance of Joint Efforts to Protect Christians in Middle East

    11/20/2019 6:21:06 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Interfax ^ | 11/20/19
    Moscow, November 20, Interfax - Russian President Vladimir Putin has reaffirmed his plans to visit Israel in mid-January and said that he wants to protect further the interests of the Christians in the Middle East jointly with the Russian Orthodox Church and other local Churches. On Wednesday, Putin met with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem and All Palestine who arrived to Moscow to receive the Patriarch Alexy II Award. The meeting took place at the Patriarch's Chambers of the Moscow Kremlin. "I realize in what a complicated situation the Christians in the...
  • Want to Enter Church? Scan Your Fingerprints and Face [China]

    11/20/2019 6:17:22 PM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Bitter Winter ^ | 11/11/19 | Cai Congxin
    Hi-tech surveillance equipment is put into use for further control over believers in state-run Three-Self churches in Hubei Province and elsewhere in China.Bitter Winter has earlier reported that a facial recognition system was installed in a government-controlled Three-Self church in Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, to check the identity of anyone who enters the place of worship. Such intrusive surveillance is now being introduced in churches in other locations throughout the country. On October 6, Muyang Church (literally Shepherding Church) in the central province of Hubei, which is also the home of the Two Chinese Christian...
  • Poll Finds American Catholics Don’t Look to Clergy on Politics

    11/20/2019 6:06:54 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Crux ^ | 11/15/19 | Elise Harris
    KEY WEST, Florida - A new survey from the Pew Research Center has found that not only do most Americans believe religion and politics shouldn’t mingle, but Catholics are less likely than members of other Christian denominations to trust their clergy on hot-button issues. According to the study results, American Catholics were found to be “less likely than all the other major Christian groups to have a lot of confidence in their clergy to give advice on almost all of the religious and personal topics asked about in the survey.” Those topics include one’s relationship with God, the interpretation of...
  • Reprisals Expand Against Catholics Rejecting Patriotic Church

    11/19/2019 6:00:45 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Bitter Winter ^ | 11/14/19 | Ye Ling
    To make all Catholics join the state-run church, CCP continues to intimidate clergy and believers, shuts down charitable organizations.In its nationwide offensive to force Catholic conscientious objectors to join the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association (CPCA), the CCP is shutting down noncompliant churches, retaliates against the clergy and congregations who refuse to become part of the state-run church. As per new reports, believers are also prohibited from organizing memorial services for deceased “rebellious” priests, and charitable organizations, set up by churches that are not under government’s control, are suppressed. Banned from paying tribute to a deceased priestSeptember 3 marked the second...
  • Fearless Young Catholics

    11/19/2019 12:03:50 PM PST · by Shark24 · 23 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Nov 19, 2019 | Staff
    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 19, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Young Catholics attending a Solemn High Pontifical Latin Mass on Saturday said they support Alexander Tschugguel’s “heroic” transfer of the Pachamama pagan idols from a Catholic church in Rome to the Tiber River.
  • Mark Musser on Zola Levitt TV (Green to the Extreme)

    11/19/2019 11:39:35 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 13 replies
    Zola Levitt Ministries ^ | 11/19/19 | Zola Levitt Ministries
    A great video with great biblical insight provided by Zola Levitt Ministries and Mark Musser on today's green neo-Baalism! The history of it pertaining to Gia, to the Baal cult in ancient Israel and that of the Nazis leading to today's green movement. It's about an hour and its good insightful watching! To know the spirit of today we have to have eyes to see it from Almighty God's perspective!
  • New York Law Forces Churches and Christian Groups to Hire Pro-Abortion Employees

    11/19/2019 10:07:42 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Nov. 18, 2019 | Alliance Defending Freedom
    Attorneys representing a faith-based pregnancy center, a church, and other religious nonprofits filed a lawsuit late last week in federal court against the state of New York challenging a law that forces them to hire employees who disagree with the fundamental beliefs and mission of the organizations. SB 660, signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday, requires all employers—including churches, religious schools, faith-based pregnancy care centers, and religious nonprofits—to disavow their beliefs about abortion, contraception, and sexual morality by forcing them to hire and employ those who refuse to abide by the organizations’ statements of faith. Alliance Defending Freedom filed...
  • Satan's Demonic Complex and Swamp at Work Here in America and in the World!

    11/19/2019 7:49:37 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 8 replies
    IFB ^ | 11/19/19
    The world - under the god of this world - is ALWAYS at war with and fatally excludes their ETERNAL Creator's RIGHTEOUS position of ETERNAL authority when exercising their temporal existence here in time. Oh that Adam's fallen race would see that their godless workings and rebellion are for but a finite moment and will have the ETERNAL HORRIFIC consequences that will follow them after their exit from this temporal world (Eccl. 12:13-14, Acts 17:24-31, Rom. 1:18-31, Rev. 20:11-15). In fallen man's unbelief, they full right reject the ETERNAL Divine summons from on High and the Person and Work of...
  • Mindong, Msgr. Guo Xijin Hounded by Police to Submit to the "Independent Church"

    11/18/2019 7:02:13 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 11/13/19 | Bernardo Cervellera
    For five days he has been under the supervision of public security personnel, under pressure. The Party wants to force him to attend a meeting of the "independent" clergy of Fujian. A member of Mindong: Pray for him, because he is very tired.Rome (AsiaNews) - Msgr. Vincenzo Guo Xijin, underground bishop, auxiliary of Mindong (Fujian), is being hounded by public security agents to force him to sign up to an "independent Church" in exchange for government recognition. President Xi Jinping has established that an "independent Church" subject to the Chinese Communist Party is the condition for Catholics to live in...
  • 'Wake-up call': Anglican Church of Canada may cease to exist by 2040, says report

    11/18/2019 8:07:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/18/2019 | Michael Gryboski
    The Anglican Church of Canada will run out of members by the year 2040 if its current rate of decline continues, according to a recently released report. The Rev. Canon Neil Elliot gave a presentation last Saturday at the ACC Council of General Synod on the statistics for the members of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The statistics were compiled last year and reflected membership numbers in 2017. It was the first report on church statistics since 2001. According to Elliot’s report, in 2017, the ACC had approximately 357,000 members, representing 1 percent of the overall national population. This was a...
  • Pope Francis considers adding ‘ecological sin’ to Catholic Church Catechism

    11/18/2019 7:17:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Energy Live News ^ | 11/17/2019 | Jonny Bairstow
    Pope Francis is considering adding ‘ecological sin’ to the official teachings of the Catholic Church. He said there are plans to update the Catechism of the Catholic Church to include environmental damages that risk “the common home” of humanity. The spiritual leader called on the global community to recognise ecocide as a “fifth category of crime against peace” and stressed corporations must not go unpunished if they cause harm to the planet. He said the term ‘ecocide’ covers “the massive contamination of air, land and water resources, the large-scale destruction of flora and fauna and any action capable of producing...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil 11-18-19

    11/17/2019 10:26:31 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 32 replies
    11-18-19 | Kitty Mittens
    Ezekiel 34:31 Ye are My Flock, the Sheep of My Pasture. You are My Men and I Am Your God, Saith the Lord GOD.
  • Francis: The Pope We Need

    11/17/2019 2:33:10 PM PST · by fproy2222 · 119 replies
    Patheos ^ | NOVEMBER 9, 2019 | MONSIGNOR ERIC BARR, STL
    The Radical Traditionalists and Francis Derangement Syndrome The RadTrad Heresy grows exponentially with its Jansenistic emphasis on the pernicious nature of the human spirit, its legalism, its deep suspicion of human sexuality, and its hatred of the Pope. It has chosen as its spokespersons the three musketeers of clericalism: Cardinal Raymond Burke, Archbishop Vigano, and Bishop Athanasius Schneider–all three of whom criticize the Pope non-stop to the point of opposing him openly. The RadTrad’s Francis Derangement Syndrome is worth exploring and the insights we glean will tell us why Francis is the Pope we need for our times. The growth...
  • Vatican Endorses U.N. Pro-Abortion “Sustainable Development” Agenda

    11/17/2019 12:07:37 PM PST · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | November 16, 2019 | David Martin
    Vatican Endorses U.N. Pro-Abortion “Sustainable Development” Agenda Though Rome has kept a low profile, an event took place the day after the close of the Amazonian Synod that has solidified the Vatican’s pact with the United Nations. On October 28, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences partnered with U.N. pro-abortion advocates to pledge fidelity to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) championed by socialist rebels like George Soros and Jeffrey Sachs. Diane Montagna of LifeSiteNews reports on November 6. “The Pontifical Academy of Sciences, members of a United Nations network directed by a pro-abortion globalist [Jeffrey Sachs], and governors of the Pan-Amazonian region...
  • Kenyans Protest UN Pro-Abortion Summit

    11/17/2019 11:15:06 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | November 15, 2019 | David Nussman
    Kenyans Protest UN Pro-Abortion Summit Bishops slam 'foreign ideologies' imposed on Africans NAIROBI, Kenya ( - Kenyan pro-lifers showed up in droves to protest a pro-abortion summit backed by the United Nations.  The U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) hosted a conference Tuesday-Thursday this week in Kenya's capital city of Nairobi. According to the UNFPA, the Nairobi summit was based around "calls for action to end maternal deaths, stop gender-based violence and meet demand for family planning." The phrase "family planning" is often used as a euphemism for artificial contraception and abortion. A number of Kenyans protested against the summit. Pro-life political advocacy group CitizenGo...
  • Hong Kong Protesters Arrested in Catholic Church

    11/17/2019 7:14:30 AM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Catholic Register ^ | 11/14/19 | CNA
    HONG KONG, China (CNA) -- Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have continued to escalate into violence, with many apparent incidents of forceful police tactics, including at a Catholic church, caught on camera and uploaded to social media. A bystander video widely circulated on social media shows at least four riot police officers entering what appear to be offices at Holy Cross Church in Hong Kong and violently subduing a protestor. Another angle of the incident seems to show a police officer planting a hammer in the backpack of the prostrate protester. The police arrested several protesters at the church. Some...
  • Greek Gov’t Scraps Plans to Reinstate Blasphemy Laws

    11/17/2019 7:10:26 AM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 11/14/19
    Despite hopes of reintroducing the anti-blasphemy law that was abolished by the leftist SYRIZA government half a year ago, Greek officials scrapped the plans on Tuesday as debate between the right and left wings heats up, reports the Keep Talking Greece. Following the announcement of the law’s reintroduction on Monday by Justice Minister Kostas Tsiaras on Monday, a public outcry arose and a wave of criticism and ridicule swept through Greek social media, causing the government to reconsider its decision. Minister Tsiaras announced the change of plans on Tuesday, saying, “I am very concerned. I am not hiding that there...
  • Pope Francis Invokes Hitler, Criticizes Politicians Who Denounce Homosexuality

    11/15/2019 8:01:57 PM PST · by ShackledNoMore · 36 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 11/15/2020 | Wes Walker
    “It is not coincidental that at times there is a resurgence of symbols typical of Nazism,” Francis said in an address to participants of an international conference on criminal law. “And I must confess to you that when I hear a speech (by) someone responsible for order or for a government, I think of speeches by Hitler in 1934, 1936,” he said, departing from his prepared address. “With the persecution of Jews, gypsies, and people with homosexual tendencies, today these actions are typical (and) represent ‘par excellence’ a culture of waste and hate. That is what was done in those...
  • Europe Losing Christian Identity Due to Secularism - Patriarch Kirill

    11/15/2019 6:23:00 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Interfax ^ | 11/14/19
    Baku, November 14, Interfax - Secularism is the reason why Europe is losing its Christian identity, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia said. "Supporters of the secular idea believe that giving up religion will be good for all people [...] Along with religion, they deny traditional moral values such as marriage as a union between a man and a woman and the inviolability of human life from the moment of conception to natural death. Those who find the courage to publicly criticize unnatural moral permissiveness are accused by adherents of the secular idea of intolerance. We take close to...
  • If They Hate President Trump, What If The Lord Jesus Came To America Today?

    11/15/2019 5:28:41 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 20 replies
    IFB ^ | 11/15/19
    Dear friends, say whatever you want about President Donald Trump, love him or hate him; however, if you are objective and real; you will have to admit that Donald Trump seeks much of our Founding Father's vision in our EXPONENTIALLY technological/ post Judeo/Christian culture here in America! It is absolutely amazing how the demonic legions here in America absolutely hate and despise him (Rom. 1:18-32, Jude 1:10)! They are indeed the children and offspring of Alinsky's master! Their EXPONENTIAL evil zeal and lawless moral relativistic thinking and rage have been on full parade since 2015! If these absolutely hate President...