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  • Pray for our American Heroes

    11/24/2014 1:40:40 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 7 replies
    11-24-14 | Kitty Mittens
  • Bizarre Pagan Influences on the U.S. National Mall

    11/24/2014 8:15:25 AM PST · by millegan · 22 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    Previously, we brought you “Where God is Carved in Stone on the National Mall.” Today, we’re looking at weird pagan influences on the National Mall in Washington D.C.. While the U.S. certainly has been greatly influenced by the Christian faith, it has also been influenced by certain strains of Enlightenment thought that are decidedly un-Christian. Remember that while the U.S. was in its infancy in the late 18th century, over in Europe during the French Revolution crowds took the Cathedral of Notre Dame and the replaced the altar with an altar to Liberty. This type of thinking was in the...
  • Russia to Invite OSCE to Address Condition of Christians in Mideast - Lavrov

    11/24/2014 6:03:09 AM PST · by marshmallow
    Interfax ^ | 11/24/14
    Moscow, November 24, Interfax - Moscow plans to bring up the issue of protection of Christians in the Middle East during an OSCE Ministerial Council meeting in Basel, Switzerland, in December, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. "We are calling for doing something about this together with the OSCE. We will be proposing now that processes leading to anti-Christian sentiment [in the Middle East] should be analyzed," Lavrov said at an assembly of the Foreign and Defense Policy Council think tank on Saturday. "We will make this proposal at an OSCE Ministerial Council meeting in Basel in a week," he...
  • The Return of Mormon Polygamy?

    11/23/2014 7:48:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | November 21, 2014 | Rod Dreher
    Ross Douthat has a thought-provoking reflection on the future of religion, both globally and in America. He says that it’s dangerous to assume that the future will look like the present, only moreso. Which Catholics in 1940 would have foreseen something as epochal as the Second Vatican Council, coming just 20 years later? Who could have anticipated that China is on track to having the largest Christian population in the world, and that Africa would be sending missionaries to the West? But here we are. Douthat calls attention to Will Saletan’s Slate piece saying that the Mormon Church has a...
  • Guest commentary: Muslims, Mormons and Obama, one might think they would do better together

    11/22/2014 7:38:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Contra Costa Times News ^ | November 22, 2014 | Robert A. Rees
    A recent Gallup poll reflecting President Barack Obama's approval rating among American religious groups revealed that the president's highest rating was among Muslims (72 percent) and the lowest among Mormons (18 percent). That's an enormous difference between two groups that actually have a lot in common. What explains such radically divergent views? According to Mormon political analyst Quin Monson, the explanation for Obama's low ranking among Mormons has to do with party affiliation: "It's not surprising, given the fact Mormons are overwhelmingly Republican. There aren't very many Mormon Democrats, and that explains it." That surely is not the whole explanation....
  • China seeks agreement with Vatican on appointment of new bishops

    11/22/2014 3:31:12 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | November 21, 2014 | Diogenes
    The Chinese government has proposed a cooperative arrangement with the Vatican regarding the appointment of Catholic bishops. The Beijing regime has clashed repeatedly with Rome over the appointment of bishops. The Vatican insists that all bishops must be appointed with a mandate from the Holy See, and has announced the excommunication of Chinese bishops appointed without that mandate. China, on the other hand, claims that the government-backed Catholic Patriotic Association should appoint bishops. In his 2007 letter on the Church in China, Pope Benedict XVI said that the universal Church cannot recognize the authority of a group like the Patriotic...
  • Pope appoints Cardinal Napier as synod (on the family) organiser

    11/22/2014 2:01:29 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    The Catholic Herald ^ | November 21, 2014
    Cardinal Napier (Photo: CNS) The cardinal was a leading critic of the mid-term reportCardinal Wilfrid Napier of Durban, South Africa, has been added to the organising committee for next year’s family synod.The appointment is seen as significant because Cardinal Napier was critical of the mid-term report in last month’s synod and is regarded as an influential voice in favour of tradition.Otherwise the committee remains the same, including the theologian Archbishop Bruno Forte of Chieti Vasto, who is seen as responsible for the most contentious aspects of the mid-term report.Other members of the committee are Cardinal Luis Tagle, Cardinal Peter...
  • The Father's Love Always at Work for You!

    11/22/2014 8:44:24 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 2 replies
    IFB ^ | 11/22/14
    God’s ETERNAL and PERFECT LOVE transcends the realms of time and ETERNITY. It seeks ONLY our HIGHEST and BEST for His glory in RIGHTEOUSNESS in this world and for our ETERNAL future (Rom. 8:28, 1 John 3:1-3, 4:9). It is the Father’s delight to give us good things! And the majority of those good things that He gives us are NOT material blessings but spiritual blessings and wisdom, heavenly discernment, REALITY, TRUTH, ETERNAL and Heavenly perception, earthly provisions, good, sound believing friends in the Lord, Divine protection from the evil one (Satan), opportunities to bring glory to His WONDROUS Name...
  • Catholic Bishops: Shut Down Government to Stop Obamacare’s Abortion Funding

    11/22/2014 8:36:17 AM PST · by NYer · 44 replies
    Life News ^ | November 21, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    The nation’s Catholic bishops are so upset about taxpayer funding of abortions in Obamacare they are urging a shutdown of the federal government so the issue can be addressed.The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued a letter to members of Congress advocating adding language to the “must-pass funding legislation” such as the continuing resolution Congress is expected to approve soon to fund the federal government until the next session of Congress that would stop abortion funding under Obamacare. If such language is not approve, the bishops say members of Congress should balk at approving the continuing resolution and...
  • Vanity: I need to know Obama's verses

    11/22/2014 5:49:23 AM PST · by native texan · 52 replies
    Obama''s National Speech on Immigration
    I have been trying to find the verse(s) that Obama quoted in his speech: OBAMA: Or are we a nation that finds a way to welcome her in? Scripture tells us, we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger. We were strangers once, too. What book and verse does this say it?
  • There's a War of Religion, but the Pope Keeps Quiet or Stammers.

    11/22/2014 3:12:25 AM PST · by livius · 48 replies
    Chiesa.espress.online.it ^ | Nov. 21, 2014 | Sandro Magister
    In the face of the offensive of radical Islam, Francis’s idea is that “we must soothe the conflict.” And forget Regensburg. With serious harm also to the reformist currents of Islam... It is impossible not to see in this the features of a “war of Islam” pushed to the extreme, fought in the name of Allah. It is illusory to deny the Islamic origin of this unbridled theological violence. This has been published even by the officially supervised “La Civiltŕ Cattolica,” only to be contradicted afterward by its fearsome director, Antonio Spadaro, the Jesuit who plays the role of Francis's...
  • IS POPE FRANCIS DUPING LIBERALS ON MARRIAGE?

    11/21/2014 3:08:09 PM PST · by NYer · 35 replies
    The Spectator ^ | November 21, 2014 | Paul Kengor
    It’s no secret that liberals adore Pope Francis. The more secular the “progressive,” the greater the reverence for the new man in the Vatican. Liberals—which includes liberal Catholics and Protestants as well as secularists—see the pontiff as the long-awaited liberator of the reactionary Roman Catholic Church.And yet, if you think about it, there aren’t many things they actually want from Francis. What kind of wish-list do they have in mind as they celebrate his arrival? Francis is not calling for women priests, for abortion-on-demand, or for clowns dancing at the altar during consecration of the Eucharist. Sure, they relish his...
  • Is God The Problem With American Politics?

    11/21/2014 12:30:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Huffington Post UK ^ | November 21, 2014 | Paul Vale
    Throughout November, The Huffington Post UK is featuring its Beyond Belief series, chronicling those who've taken on faith to create a force for change."You’re the anti-Christ, you will be destroyed,” screamed an incensed heckler during a speech by Barack Obama in June this year. It was not the first time Obama had heard this very pointed line, nor was he the first President to hear it. Anti-Obama rallies are often decorated with signs or t-shirts carrying overtly religious messages, whether it’s likening him to the Devil, demanding that Christian prayers be returned to schools or suggesting that America has a...
  • 120 Christian Students at Ohio Bible College Face Deportation by US Immigration Agents

    11/21/2014 9:04:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/21/2014 | Samuel Smith
    About 120 international Christian students attending a Bible college in Ohio could possibly face deportation after their school was recently denied recertification with the U.S. immigration exchange student program. Although President Barack Obama plans to announce Thursday night an immigration overhaul that could allow nearly 5 million illegal immigrants to remain in the country, the 120 foreign Christian students at Marietta Bible College are in a bind after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement declined to issue the school recertification into the the agency's Student and Exchange Visitor Program. In doing so, the school's international students must either find a new...
  • President Obama Cites the Bible in Immigration Speech

    11/21/2014 8:58:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/21/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    President Barack Obama appealed to the Good Book on Thursday evening when he addressed the nation regarding his executive order on immigration amnesty. During his speech, Obama alluded to the Old Testament law that mandated that the Ancient nation of Israel look after the foreigners among them. "Scripture tells us that we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger –- we were strangers once, too," said Obama. "My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too. And whether our forebears were strangers who crossed the...
  • Putin, Patriarch Unveil Monument to Alexander I Outside Kremlin

    11/21/2014 6:29:19 AM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Interfax ^ | 11/21/14
    Moscow, November 21, Interfax - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia attended a ceremony inaugurating a monument to Emperor Alexander I at the Alexander Garden near the Moscow Kremlin walls on Thursday. The ceremony was also attended by Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin, Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky, representatives from the Russian Orthodox Church and public figures, according to a statement posted on the Kremlin website. Unveiling the monument, Putin praised the emperor's role in forming the system of European and international security at the time. This event is timed to coincide with the 200th anniversary...
  • China Offers Vatican a Say in Bishop Appointments in Bid to Mend Ties

    11/21/2014 5:55:52 AM PST · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Beijing: In a bid to repair strained relations with the Vatican, China has proposed a joint system for appointment of bishops, offering the papal authority a greater say in matters relating to administration of churches. The Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association (CCPA), an official body that governs the Catholics in China, said it hopes to receive the Vatican's reply by the start of next year to its proposals in this regard, official media reported in Beijing on Friday. "The Vatican seems to hope for more agreements beyond bishop ordination, such as cancelling the CCPA. But that doesn't appear likely," state-run Global...
  • Heaven's Illegal Immigration Policy

    11/21/2014 5:04:26 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 5 replies
    IFB ^ | 11/19/14
    On the eve of Obama's decree we stand at the threshold of entering a new day here in America where - with a swipe of the pen - millions of illegal aliens will be made legal and invade this nation with a heart that withstands our constitutional republic, English language, Judeo/Christian heritage and rule of moral laws. Does this sound harsh to you do-gooders of lawlessness out there? Think again my friends, this act has absolutely nothing to do with helping children or individuals but only seeks to further destroy America, divide Americans and to incite law abiding American citizens...
  • Maryland County Pushes Churches to Preach Environmentalism In Exchange for Tax Credits

    11/20/2014 2:17:43 PM PST · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 11/19/14 | Joseph Perticone
    Churches in a Maryland county are being offered tax breaks for incorporating environmentalism into their sermons. In Prince George’s County, 30 pastors have started preaching ‘green’ ministries to avoid extra taxes, the Washington Post reports. The taxes depend on the acreage for all property owners, including churches, as part of Maryland’s “storm water remediation fee.” Reverend Nathaniel B. Thomas of Forestville New Redeemer Baptist Church said he attempted to challenge the fee and said: "Once Uncle Sam finds a way to take your money, he doesn’t stop.”Thomas acknowledged the people of his congregation have higher priorities than the environment, such...
  • Hugh Hewitt Argues Against the Afterlife and God's Reward

    11/20/2014 9:51:44 AM PST · by ifinnegan · 64 replies
    Dennis Prager Radio Show | 11-20-14 | Self
    Hugh Hewitt Argues Against the Afterlife and God's Reward Hugh Hewitt, Salem Radio host and establishment GOP par exellance (famous for being a Romney acolyte and biographer) was just on the Dennis Prager show arguing that a person's morality is unaffected by their belief or non-belief in the after life or Heaven or Hell.  Prager, Jewish and a fellow Salem host, argued the opposite.  I didn't recognize Hugh's voice and at first thought it was a liberal caller sparring with Dennis, saying that whether or not one believes in the after life has no bearing in whether they act in...
  • Billy Graham: In ‘Lawless and Wicked Age…We've Taught Philosophy of the Devil--‘Do As You Please’

    11/19/2014 7:15:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 19, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    World renowned evangelist Rev. Billy Graham, the founder and chairman of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said that our children are growing up in a “lawless and wicked age,” infused with the “philosophy of the Devil, who says, ‘Do as you please.’” Further, rearing children in this culture is difficult because “we have taken God out of our educational systems and thought we could get away with it,” said Rev. Graham. “We have sown the wind, and we are now reaping the whirlwind. We have laughed at God, religion and the Bible.” Reverend Graham’s commentary, first broadcast in August 1955,...
  • All Is A Mystery To The Unbelieving

    11/19/2014 2:06:17 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 2 replies
    IFB ^ | 11/19/14
    Only Almighty God has and offers the answers that we so desperately need today. WITHOUT Almighty God’s Word and revelation ALL is a mystery! ALL is unanswerable! ALL is despair! ALL is hopeless! A man, woman, boy or girl MUST be born again to FULLY comprehend Almighty God's revelation and see the ETERNAL picture of our day (John 3:3-7, Rom. 8:5-9, 1 Cor. 2:9-16). My friend, do not deceive yourselves with false hopes, false vain ambitions, false saviors, and false Utopian visions that can NEVER come to pass in this sin ravished world (Gal. 1:4). My friend, do the very...
  • 5 Reasons Abp. Cupich is a Great Choice for Chicago (or Anywhere)

    11/19/2014 8:50:17 AM PST · by millegan · 11 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Mattew Sewell
    Yesterday, Archbishop Blase Cupich began his tenure as the Archdiocese of Chicago’s 9th prelate. My wife and I were blessed a few weeks ago to attend one final young adult “Pub Night” with the archbishop before he vacated his seat as Bishop of the Diocese of Spokane, where he spoke on the Pope’s encyclical “Joy of the Gospel” and took questions from the audience on anything and everything. Lots of people have been saying lots of things about Pope Francis’ recent selection – good and bad, Christian and un-Christian, smart and dumb – but at the end of the day,...
  • New York High School Rejects Student's Request to Launch Christian Club 'Dare to Believe'

    11/19/2014 8:07:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/19/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    A New York high school has rejected a student's request to have a Christian club on campus, prompting possible legal action by a Texas-based organization. Wantagh High School of the Wantagh Union Free School District recently denied official recognition for Elizabeth Loverde's proposed club "Dare to Believe." In response to the rejection, Loverde and her family contacted the Plano, Texas-based Liberty Institute, which sent a letter Monday to the principal, as well as to other school district officials. "Once a secondary school such as yours creates a limited open forum, it cannot deny equal access to student groups on the...
  • Christian Ministers Urged to Stop Signing Marriage Certificates

    11/19/2014 6:16:01 AM PST · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    Two Episcopalian priests have urged American ministers of all Christian communities to join them in a pledge “to separate civil marriage from Christian marriage” by refusing to acts as “agents of the state” by signing marriage certificates. The “Marriage Pledge” initiated by the two clerics appears on the web site of First Things, an influential ecumenical journal. R.R. Reno, the editor of First Things, introduces the effort with his own supportive comment. “As the legal reality of marriage changes, we must act,” he writes. “If the churches continue as if nothing has changed, the message is that for all our...
  • Pope Francis's defense of doctrine sends the Associated Press spinning

    11/18/2014 2:54:50 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 74 replies
    http://www.getreligion.org ^ | November 18, 2014 | Dawn Eden
    A colleague offers the following capsule summary of Associated Press reporter Nicole Winfield's latest report on Pope Francis, in which the pontiff's defense of traditional church teaching seems to baffle the Vatican correspondent: Francis is a RADICAL – no, no, sorry about that–he is now a conservative who sounds just like Benedict -- NO, WAIT -- he really is a liberal at heart, but he is being FORCED by those evil, evil right-wing conservatives to cave--he is at WAR with his own CDF chief (you know, the one he re-confirmed -- but never mind) -- AT WAR, I TELL YOU!...
  • 10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Evangelicals

    11/18/2014 10:13:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    On Faith ^ | 11/18/2014 | by Warren Cole Smith
    Warren Cole Smith is the associate publisher of WORLD Magazine. He is the author or co-author of several books, including A Lover’s Quarrel with the Evangelical Church and Prodigal Press. We asked him to give us 10 things he wishes everyone knew about evangelicals.1. Evangelicals share a common belief. Being an evangelical actually means something doctrinally and theologically, namely that salvation comes by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. Evangelicalism is not, or not merely, a demographical subset or sociological tribe. An evangelical is someone who both believes and wants to share with others this evangel, this...
  • How the Religious Right Scams Its Way Onto the New York Times Bestseller List

    11/18/2014 10:11:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11/18/2014 | Dr. Warren Throckmorton
    What’s Christian about evangelical authors using shady business tactics in a bid to boost visibility on bestseller lists? In January 2012, former megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll’s book Real Marriage went to the top spot on the Hardcover Advice section of The New York Times best-seller list. In March 2014, it was disclosed by evangelical magazine, World, that Driscoll’s publishing success was aided by a consulting firm called ResultSource, which purchased books on behalf of Driscoll in a coordinated effort to spike sales and give the impression that the book was popular with thousands of book buyers. Driscoll recently resigned from...
  • Why the Republicans Swept the Midterms

    11/17/2014 5:16:41 PM PST · by RetiredArmy · 16 replies
    Rapture Ready web site ^ | November 17, 2014 | Andy Wood
    What the Talking Heads Are Not Telling You In last week's midterm elections, the Republican Party scored historic victories at the national, state, and local levels of American government. Thus, the American political landscape and balance of power is vastly different today than it was before the November 4th election. While a wave election, such as what we saw last week, does not solve all of our national problems, it certainly will go a long way toward slowing down the progress of evil that has dominated our nation over the past six years. However, very few of the pundits and...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    11/17/2014 2:03:41 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 10 replies
    11-17-14 | Kitty Mittens
    Isaiah 26:3,4 He will Keep in Perfect Peace All those who Trust in the Lord, Whose Thoughts Turn Often to the Lord. Trust in the Lord God Always, For in the Lord Jehovah is your Everlasting Strength.
  • Protest Against Anti-Semitism in Turkey

    11/17/2014 6:53:04 AM PST · by Adam Taxin · 17 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 11/17/14 | Michael Rubin
    Turkey was once one of the most religiously tolerant majority Muslim societies in its attitude toward Jews. The reason wasn’t so much tolerant political culture, but rather a belief that the Jews were a tranquil, loyal minority. After all, Turkish school books taught that while Greeks, Armenians, and Arabs all rose up against the Ottomans, the Jews did not. Hence, Turkey boasted along with Iran either the second or third largest Jewish community in the Middle East after Israel itself. In recent years, of course, this has changed. Just as...
  • Cardinal Would Refuse Communion to Pro-Gay Marriage Catholic Legislators

    11/16/2014 2:11:34 PM PST · by marshmallow · 51 replies
    One of Pope Francis' most vocal critics, who was demoted last week from his leadership of the Vatican's Supreme Court, has said he would refuse Holy Communion to any Catholic legislator who voted for same-sex marriage. Speaking before a Limerick conference on the Catholic family, Cardinal Raymond Burke declined to comment on the Government's planned referendum over gay and lesbian marriage.However, he said he would refuse Communion to pro-gay marriage Catholic legislators in the same way he did in the case of pro-choice legislators in his native United States. He also reiterated his call to the Pontiff, made during last...
  • The Rise of Christianity in China

    11/16/2014 6:04:44 AM PST · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | 11/7/14 | Jamil Anderlini
    The state’s response to this resurgence of faith is an escalating campaign of repression As he stood in the hot sun and watched a dozen earth movers smash through the walls of the Sanjiang church, Mr Dai felt a great sadness and also fear – for himself and for the future of his fellow Christians. “There were so many police blocking the road and surrounding mountains. They had cut off power to the whole area and blacked out mobile phone coverage and they were trying to stop anybody coming near,” he says. By pretending to be part of the demolition...
  • Islam in US National Cathedral and US Congress: What do Muslims Want?

    11/15/2014 4:22:24 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 23 replies
    Islam Around The World ^ | 11/15/2014 | Jan_Sobieski
    Lest we forget the true face of Islam (the only religion that Democrats love). And why do they love Islam? Totalitarian, Legislates immorality, destruction of enemies, homo-sodomite-pedophile religion, etc. (the list goes on)
  • Cardinal Ambition: From Wolsey to Wuerl Featured

    11/14/2014 5:08:13 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | November 13, 2014 | Vincent Chiarello
    To make the final cut of invitees to a soiree of this type, even if a purely fictionalized one, is a clear sign that the recipient has, in effect, made it amongst those others with similarly high profiles, and has qualities deemed important or considered fashionable in our nation's capital. In the world of Washington today, this type of dinner invitation, real or imagined, to members of the "smart set" is proof positive that one has reached the pinnacle of importance and acceptance. All Washington parties provide for a broad range of people with different personalities to stimulate conversation during...
  • WE RESPECTFULLY DISAGREE (Immigration)

    11/14/2014 3:12:26 PM PST · by NYer · 58 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | November 12, 2014 | BRIAN BURCH
    What is a Catholic to think?We are called to welcome the stranger, but also to respect the law. We are morally bound to respect the dignity of every human person, but cannot create civil disorder.Reports suggest that President Obama may soon act by Executive Order to expand ‘deferred action’ for parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents. By doing so, the Obama administration would no longer enforce our immigration laws as applied to an estimated 4-5 million people living illegally in the United States.A good idea? Necessary? Legal?Unfortunately this constitutionally suspect move has the apparent support of Bishop Eusebio...
  • RT Kendall: ‘I wouldn't be surprised to see Yaser Arafat in heaven’

    11/14/2014 8:27:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Premier ^ | 11/14/2014 | By Justin Brierley
    Church leader RT Kendall has said that he believes Yasser Arafat may have accepted Christ before his death a decade ago. November 11 marks ten years since the death of the PLO leader, regarded as a heroic freedom fighter by many Palestinians and a terrorist by many Israelis. The first time RT Kendall was granted rare access to Arafat,the Christian writer and speaker told him he had prayed for him every day for 20 years. According to Kendall, the 20-minute appointment turned into an hour and 45 minutes, and an unlikely friendship began. The third time Kendall visited Arafat, the...
  • Geert Wilders: Wisdom and Courage

    11/11/2014 10:21:58 AM PST · by RicocheT · 4 replies
    Europe News [Internet] ^ | September 29 2008 | Geert Wilders
    All is not well in the old world. There is a tremendous danger looming, and it is very difficult to be optimistic. We might be in the final stages of the Islamization of Europe. This not only is a clear and present danger to the future of Europe itself, it is a threat to America and the sheer survival of the West. The danger I see looming is the scenario of America as the last man standing. The United States as the last bastion of Western civilization, facing an Islamic Europe. In a generation or two, the US will ask...
  • Why Are We Afraid Of Islam ?

    11/10/2014 2:20:30 PM PST · by knarf · 24 replies
    youtube ^ | November 10, 2014 / August 31, 2012 | Dr Bill Warner
    I should have fallen over by now from all the stuff I stumble upon looking for something else ...
  • The Demise of Religious Freedom in America

    11/10/2014 9:55:09 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 5 replies
    Moody Media ^ | 2014 | Dr. Erwin Lutzer
    Before I speak about the ominous trends in America to curtail freedom of speech, let me tell you about Dr. Charles H. McVety, president of Canada Christian College in Toronto, whose television program was removed from the air because he had the temerity to preach against homosexuality. Later, he was allowed back on television, but now he has to submit his program to the Canadian Broadcast Standard Council every Wednesday for review by the censors on Thursday, and then, if approved, can be broadcast on Sunday
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    11/10/2014 12:12:18 AM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 7 replies
    11-10-14 | Kitty Mittens
    Psalm 37:30,31 The Mouth of the Righteous Speaketh Wisdom, and his Tongue Talketh of Judgment. The Law of his God is in his Heart; None of his Steps shall Slide.
  • Civil Divorce since Proposition 8 Overturned?

    11/09/2014 3:57:26 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 17 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man Blog ^ | 4/3/2013 | Sacra Pizza Man
    This triangle of truisms, of father, mother and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it. – G.K. Chesterton Question to Canonist Ed Peters: If the Court presumes to equate our Matrimony, the Queen of Sacraments, with Sodomy; Can we not regard the action as having abrogated the terms of the civil rite, rendering what was formerly a mirror or echo of the essential Sacrament, now a ludicrous parody? Co-Author with Sherif Girgis and Robert P. George of “What Is Marriage“, Heritage Foundation speaker Ryan T Anderson, rather unilaterally “debated” some of this question with...
  • Should the Church abandon civil marriage?

    11/09/2014 2:39:27 PM PST · by NYer · 54 replies
    OSV ^ | November 5, 2014
    Given the speed at which state marriage laws are being overthrown by federal judges, Catholics and others are considering the possibility of separating out “civil” from “religious” marriage in the United States. Today, a Catholic priest (and other recognized religious figures) celebrating a wedding (and signing a marriage certificate) effects a civil marriage at the same time. This is not the case in every country. In South America, for example, couples who wish to be married must have a civil ceremony; they may also choose to be married in a church. There are reasons to favor and reasons to...
  • Pope Francis' run-in with Benedict XVI over the Prophet Mohammed

    11/09/2014 11:47:25 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 20 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | March 15, 2013 | Alasdair Baverstock
    In 2005, then Pope Benedict quoted from an obscure medieval text which declared that the Prophet Mohammed, founder of the Islamic faith, was "evil and inhuman", enraging the Muslim population and causing attacks on churches throughout the world before an apology was issued. Reacting within days to the statements, speaking through a spokesman to Newsweek Argentina, then Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio declared his "unhappiness" with the statements, made at the University of Regensburg in Germany, and encouraged many of his subordinates with the Church to do the same. "Pope Benedict's statement don't reflect my own opinions", the then Archbishop of Buenos...
  • The Loosing of the Leash: Card. Burke appointed to Knights of Malta

    11/08/2014 3:27:47 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 21 replies
    http://wdtprs.com ^ | November 8 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke is now Patron of the Knights of Malta. This is not the usual way of doing things, as it has been pointed out before. First, the position is usually saved for a Cardinal who is in the twilight of his career… although during this pontificate this may still be true. Keep in mind that, since His Eminence is pretty young for a Cardinal, in the next pontificate, another Pope could snap his fingers and make Burke Prefect of a Congregation. Second, now that Card. Burke is no longer the Prefect of a Dicastery, he is...
  • Mormon bishop: Harry Reid unworthy to enter temples

    11/08/2014 2:48:50 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 91 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 8, 2014 | By - Associated Press - Saturday, November 8, 2014
    A Mormon bishop in Los Angeles is under fire for his assertion that Sen. Harry Reid is unworthy to enter the faith’s temples because of his support of Democratic Party positions.
  • US Bishops Struggle Under Francis' Pontificate

    11/08/2014 12:31:31 PM PST · by right-wing agnostic · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 8, 2014 | Rachel Zoll
    U.S. Roman Catholic bishops are gathering at a moment of turbulence for them and the American church, as Pope Francis moves toward crafting new policies for carrying out his mission of mercy - a prospect that has conservative Catholics and some bishops in an uproar. The assembly, which starts Monday in Baltimore, comes less than a month after Francis ended a dramatic Vatican meeting on how the church can more compassionately minister to Catholic families. The gathering in Rome was only a prelude to a larger meeting next year which will more concretely advise Francis on church practice. Still, the...
  • Jesus is Not the Property of Liberal Commentators

    11/07/2014 3:41:28 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies
    Catholic Answers ^ | November 6, 2014 | Trent Horn
    In a piece originally published on Alternet that has appeared this week on Salon.com, Frank Schaeffer claims, “Conservative Christians would have hated Jesus.” It’s unfortunate to read a piece like this, because Frank Schaeffer is the son of the late Francis Schaeffer.The elder Schaeffer was known for his traditional Protestant positions and his work in cultural apologetics. This included his famous 1979 book, Whatever Happened to the Human Race? that forcefully argued against the evils of abortion and euthanasia. Frank Schaeffer even helped his father make a documentary about the book.Today, however, Frank Schaeffer is an outspoken critic of...
  • Faith Schools Which 'Indoctrinate' Children Against Homosexuality Face Being Closed Down..[UK]

    11/06/2014 2:01:12 PM PST · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11/2/14 | Tom McTague
    •Ofsted to check schools 'actively promote' British values to children•Education department insists schools will not have to teach gay rights•But spokesman confirms pupils must be taught gay people are not 'inferior'Schools found ‘indoctrinating pupils about gay people’ will face being closed down under new rules designed to promote ‘British values’, the Government confirmed today. The Department for Education insisted it was ‘nonsense’ to suggest teachers would have to give lessons on gay rights. But a spokesman insisted Ofsted, which has introduced the new rules the wake of the Islamist Trojan Horse plot to radicalise pupils in Birmingham, was right to...
  • Who Is Guy Fawkes: From Catholic Dissident to Face of Hackers, Resistance, Anarchy

    11/05/2014 8:25:54 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 18 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | November 5, 2014 | Michael Gryboski
    His face has become a symbol for resistance against oppression, a marker for those who demand accountability and in the minds of some – anarchy. In the modern day, the Guy Fawkes mask has been a way for people to anonymously stand against an entity. Guy Fawkes Day is observed Wednesday in the United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand. Also known as Bonfire Night, the holiday has been given special attention with such cultural items as the famous "Remember, Remember the Fifth of November" poem and the film and graphic novel "V for Vendetta." The date marks the anniversary of...