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  • Catholic Senator Dick Durbin: Democrats cannot dissent from party, must support abortion

    04/24/2017 4:19:51 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    Aleteia ^ | April 23, 2017 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    The 28 percent of Democrats who oppose abortion have no place in the Democratic party, according to two of the party’s leading figures. Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin echoed party chair Tom Perez Sunday in saying that there is no room in the party for dissent on the abortion issue. “I am committed to women’s rights under the law, reproductive rights certainly, and our party is [committed],” Durbin said in an appearance on CNN. “We’ve made that part of our platform and position for a long, long time. I know within the ranks of the Democratic Party there are those who...

    04/24/2017 2:56:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    Catholic League ^ | April 24, 2017 | Bill Donohue
    DEMOCRATS HAVE A CATHOLIC PROBLEM Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the Democrats and Catholics:Heath Mello has divided the Democratic Party. This is unusual given his low profile: he is running for mayor of Omaha, Nebraska. What makes him controversial among Democrats are his pro-life convictions.Senator Bernie Sanders, an Independent, has taken the high road, prudently saying that although he favors abortion rights, there should be room for Mello in the Democratic Party. Tom Perez, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, disagrees—there is no room for people like him.Perez speaks for the base of the Party. The Daily...
  • ‘Appalling’: Irish gov’t body calls for unrestricted abortion

    04/24/2017 2:37:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | April 24, 2017 | Society for the Protection of Unborn Children
    April 24, 2017 (SPUC) — The Citizens' Assembly, the Irish body charged with examining the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, which protects the equal right to life of the mother and baby, recommended this weekend that Ireland legislate for abortion, with many saying there should be no restrictions at all. The Assembly, which consisted of 99 people randomly selected by a polling company and chaired by a Supreme Court judge, Ms. Justice Mary Laffoy, voted on a series of questions on Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24. In the first ballot, a substantial majority (87 percent) voted that Article 40.3.3.,...

    04/24/2017 1:43:00 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 2 replies
    The Holy Scripturea | King James
    The eyes of all wait upon Thee. He giveth to all life, and breath, and all things. — The Lord is good to all: and His tender mercies are over all His works. — Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your Heavenly Father feedeth them. The same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon Him. I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. — Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and...
  • Leftists Shout Down Pastor Leading Prayer at Town Hall

    04/24/2017 11:26:27 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    church millitant ^ | April 22, 2017 | trey elmore
    GAYLORD, Mich. ( - A group of feminists shouted down a Protestant pastor opening a Michigan town hall meeting with prayer. Held in the city of Gaylord in Michigan's First Congressional District Thursday, Dr. Derek Hagland of Grace Baptist Church kicked off the event for state Republican congressman Jack Bergman, a former lieutenant general in the U.S. Marine Corps. Chanting "separation of Church and State," leftist activists — men and women alike — wearing the now-familiar pink hats associated with the D.C. Women's March tried to drown out Hagland's opening prayer. "He's incredibly transparent about faith being an important part...
  • Is Dorothy Day Suitable for Canonization?

    04/24/2017 6:06:18 AM PDT · by ubipetrusest · 15 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | April 19, 2016 | Fr. Brandon O'Brien
    It always seemed as if Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker Movement, was in trouble for something. A 1956 article in the New York Times describes an instance in which Day was fined $250 for being the landlord of a building that failed to comply with the fire code. In addition to the fine she was also in danger of being forced to evict the sixty tenants from her house of charity. The paper explains that as she headed to court, “there was a group of needy men about the door, awaiting the distribution of clothing. From their midst...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL 4-24-17 {Prayer}

    04/23/2017 10:49:55 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 30 replies
    4-24-17 | 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. 2 Chronicles 7:14 If My People, which are Called by My Name, Shall Humble themselves, and Pray, and Seek My Face, And Turn from their Wicked Ways; Then will I Hear from Heaven, and will Forgive their Sin,...

    04/23/2017 8:24:57 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 3 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | King James
    APRIL 24 The Lord visited Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did unto Sarah as He had spoken. Trust in Him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before Him: God is a refuge for us. — David encouraged himself in the Lord his God. — God will surelv visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. — I have seen, I have seen the affliction of my people which is in Egypt and I have heard their groaning, and am come...

    04/23/2017 5:12:39 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 4 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | King James
    All we like sheep have gone astray. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. — There is none righteous, no, not one: there is none that understandeth. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable. Ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls. — I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteous...
  • India bishops slam 'brutal' disruption of Good Friday service

    04/23/2017 2:50:13 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 7 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | April 21, 2017 | Hannah Brockhaus
    India's Catholic bishops have strongly condemned a violent police disruption of a Good Friday service at a small parish in the south of the country. The Dhalit Catholic community in the village of Sogandi was holding a liturgy for the Passion of the Lord April 14 when they were disrupted by the Tehsildar – local tax and revenue officers – as well as police during the Veneration of the Cross and distribution of Holy Communion.
  • Chicago Cardinal Praises Governor’s Pledge to Veto Abortion Funding

    04/23/2017 1:39:35 PM PDT · by BlessedBeGod
    Crux ^ | April 23, 2017 | Catholic News Agency
    A promise from the governor of Illinois to veto an abortion funding bill drew the gratitude of Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago, who called it a “principled stand.” “Abortion is a controversial issue in this country, but using public money to provide abortions should not be,” the cardinal said April 19. “The federal government prohibits the practice, and polls show a substantial segment of the American public reject it.”Governor Bruce Rauner had pledged to veto Illinois House Bill 40. The legislation would fund elective abortions throughout pregnancy for any reason through the Medicaid and employee health insurance programs. It would...
  • Daily Light on the Daily Path for April 23 [Morning] [Bible-Themed Devotional*]

    04/22/2017 9:11:39 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 2 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | King James
    The Lord was my stay. Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains: truly in the Lord our God is the Salvation of Israel. The Lord is my Rock, and my Fortress, and my Deliverer; my God, my Strength, in whom I will trust; my Buckler, and the Horn of my Salvation, and my High Tower. Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion; for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee. The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them....
  • Daily Light on the Daily Path for April 22 Evening [Bible Themed Devotional*]

    04/22/2017 1:29:19 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 5 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | King James
    Great is Thy mercy toward me: and Thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell. Fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art Mine. I, even I, am the LORD; and beside Me there is no Saviour. I, even I, am He that blotteth out thy transgressions for Mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins, - They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches; none of them can by...
  • Daily Light on the Daily Path for April 22 <u>Morning</u> [Bible Devotional]

    04/21/2017 8:54:32 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 5 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | King James
    If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will. And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him. God will provide Himself a lamb for a burnt offering. — Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. — We are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. — A ransom for many. No man taketh it...
  • Supreme Court appears ready to break down a church-state barrier in certain circumstances

    04/21/2017 5:49:39 AM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    LA Times ^ | 19 April 2017 | David G. Savage
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared ready to break down at least part of the longstanding church-state barrier that has prevented religious schools from receiving public funds. The justices gave a skeptical hearing to a Missouri lawyer who was defending the state’s decision to reject a grant request from a Lutheran preschool seeking to participate in a state program that provides money to schools to rubberize the surface of their playgrounds. Missouri’s constitution, like those in at least 36 other states, bars sending tax money to churches and church schools. But most of the justices signaled they will rule for...
  • America Prayer Vigil 4/21/2017 [Prayer]

    04/21/2017 5:20:01 AM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 49 replies
    APV Prayer Team ^ | 4/21/2017 | FR Prayer Team
    Please join us in prayer for our country and our leaders. They feel your prayers and need them. Pence Tells Florida Megachurch ‘We Feel It’ When People Pray for President Trump 'We feel it' When people pray for President Trump
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, April 20, 2017 [prayer]

    04/20/2017 8:05:59 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 42 replies
    Free Republic ^ | April 20, 2017 | prayer intercessors
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. —1 John 5:14 Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer each day. Today we pray for the President's family.
  • The Vatican Bargains with the Devil… and Gets Burned Yet Again [Cath Cauc]

    04/19/2017 1:41:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | April 18, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    For months on end we have heard rumors of a “breakthrough” in the endless diplomatic negotiations between the Vatican and the Communist government of China respecting the status of the Catholic Church in that country. Since the 1950s, however, the regime in Beijing has persecuted the true Catholic Church, driving it underground, while purporting to operate an “official” church called the Catholic Patriotic Association (CPA), which has illicitly consecrated scores of bishops who are essentially puppets of the regime. Although the CPA is the very definition of a schism, the Vatican continues to pretend it can somehow regularize this pseudo-church...
  • Interdict on the Former Grand Master. The Pope Forbids Him To Set Foot in Rome [Catholic Caucus]

    04/18/2017 11:49:49 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | April 18, 2017 | Sandro Magister
    Interdict on the Former Grand Master. The Pope Forbids Him To Set Foot in Rome > Italiano > English> Español> Français> All the articles of Settimo Cielo in English*For April 29, a meeting has been scheduled in Rome of the Council Complete of State among the Professed Knights, the organ that according to statute will proceed with the election of the new Grand Master of the Order of Malta.As is known, the previous Grand Master, Fra' Matthew Festing of England, delivered his resignation on January 24 into the hands of Pope Francis, in obedience to his command.Since then, the supreme...
  • Vatican Orders Matthew Festing Not to Travel to Rome for Order of Malta Election

    04/18/2017 10:22:11 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Vatican Orders Matthew Festing Not to Travel to Rome for Order of Malta Election Some in the Order say move is designed to keep Fra' Festing from having any influence in the election of a new Grand Master. Edward Pentin In a surprising move, Pope Francis’ special delegate to the Order of Malta has instructed Fra’ Matthew Festing, the Order’s former Grand Master, not to travel to Rome for the election of his successor.