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  • UMC Next Plan: Liberalize Church, Protect Abusive Clergy, Crush Out Traditionalists

    11/18/2019 6:24:02 PM PST · by lightman · 19 replies
    The Instiitute on Religion and Democracy ^ | 15 November A.D. 2019 | John Lomperis
    Talk about overkill! The ultra-liberal UMC Next caucus has released its “Next Generation UMC” proposal for the 2020 General Conference, consisting of 23 petitions across 33 pages. UMC Next’s Convening Team includes celebrity pastor Adam Hamilton, Tom Berlin (lead submitter of the misleadingly named “One Church Plan” to the 2019 General Conference), Jasmine Smothers (another Commission on a Way Forward member and “One Church Plan” sponsor), Jan Lawrence (CEO of the LGBTQ liberationist Reconciling Ministries Network), Randall Miller (former head of RMN), Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson of North Georgia, Bishop Mike McKee of North Texas, Junius Dotson (CEO of our denomination’s...
  • Religious Fundamentalism is a ‘Plague,’ Pope Says

    11/18/2019 7:07:45 PM PST · by marshmallow · 48 replies
    Crux ^ | 11/19/19 | Junno Arocho Esteves
    ROME - Interreligious dialogue is an important way to counter fundamentalist groups as well as the unjust accusation that religions sow division, Pope Francis said. Meeting with members of the Argentine Institute for Interreligious Dialogue Nov. 18, the pope said that in “today’s precarious world, dialogue among religions is not a weakness. It finds its reason for being in the dialogue of God with humanity.” Recalling a scene from the 11th-century poem, “The Song of Roland,” in which Christians threatened Muslims “to choose between baptism or death,” the pope denounced the fundamentalist mentality which “we cannot accept nor understand and...
  • Pope Eliminates Pork from Banquet out of Respect for Muslims

    11/18/2019 6:28:13 PM PST · by ebb tide · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 18, 2019 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Pope Eliminates Pork from Banquet out of Respect for Muslims ROME — Pope Francis invited 1,500 mostly poor people to lunch this weekend to celebrate the World Day for the Poor and requested that all pork be removed from the menu so as not to give offense to Muslim guests. This Sunday marked the third annual celebration of the World Day of the Poor, a Catholic commemoration established by Pope Francis in November 2016 to celebrate the end of the Jubilee Year of Mercy.
  • 'Mom, I'm Transgender': Parents Grapple as Trans Phenomenon Explodes

    11/18/2019 6:56:01 PM PST · by Drew68 · 60 replies
    CBN News ^ | 11/18/2019 | Heather Sells
    There's a growing number of parents who believe the transgender movement is destroying their children, both physically and emotionally. These parents come from a variety of backgrounds, regions and political affiliations – but they're unified in a belief that they're on their own when it comes to questioning and evaluating the reasons behind their children's gender confusion. Many of these parents have reached out to Parents of Rapid-Onset Gender Dysphoria (ROGD) Kids, an organization that began in late 2017 and has since connected with more than 600 parents, some of who meet in 50 support groups across North America. CBN...
  • 1 Year After Sex Change, This Teen Regrets His ‘Frankenstein Hack Job’

    11/18/2019 6:06:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 37 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | Nov 17, 2019 | Walt Heyer
    Less than a year after having gender surgery, Nathaniel now says, “This whole thing was a bad idea. I am 19 years old, and I feel as though I have ruined my life.” It’s heartbreaking each time I get a letter from someone who underwent gender-change surgery and regrets it, especially someone as young as Nathaniel. With his permission, I’m telling a bit of his story to raise awareness of the young lives being ruined by the rush to surgery, and hoping that hearing the testimony of this young man will influence others on this path to slow down and...
  • Islam's Self-Glorification

    11/18/2019 7:05:31 PM PST · by OddLane · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/18/19 | Gerard Perry
    I compare Muhammed's view of prayer and oaths with that of scripture, and point out how the self-contradictions of the Koran make it impossible to follow consistently.
  • 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...
  • Daytime Vandalization of Irish Carmelite Monastery Shocks Locals

    11/18/2019 6:58:05 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Dublin, Ireland, Nov 13, 2019 / 02:51 pm (CNA).- A group broke into an Irish Carmelite monastery during the daytime, vandalized its chapel and shouted slurs at the elderly nuns who lived there on Monday. “The poor sisters who live there play such an integral part of life in the area and it’s outrageous that a small group of thugs would target them like this,” a local parishioner who regularly goes to the chapel told the news site Dublin Live. The incident happened after 1 p.m. Nov. 11 at Star of the Sea Monastery in Malahide, about 10 miles north...
  • Ireland: Mass Attendance Drops by a Third

    11/18/2019 7:11:38 PM PST · by marshmallow · 45 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 11/15/19 | William Mahoney
    Wave of church closings announced amid plunging participation DUBLIN (ChurchMilitant.com) - Mass attendance in Ireland is down significantly but there is no consensus why. On Friday, the Irish Independent reported that Mass attendance across Ireland has decreased by a third. Bishop Dermot Farrell of the diocese of Ossory announced that Sunday Masses in the diocese will go from 140 to 92 beginning Dec. 1 since the diocese has more churches than needed. "They were built in a different era, when there were very poor roads and no transport, so people had to walk to church. And you had far more...
  • Pope Francis considers adding ‘ecological sin’ to Catholic Church Catechism

    11/18/2019 7:17:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 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...
  • [Catholic Caucus] After US bishops debate downplaying abortion, Bp. Strickland leads rosary outside

    11/17/2019 6:59:36 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 14, 2019 | Doug Mainwaring
    [Catholic Caucus] After US bishops debate downplaying abortion, Bp. Strickland leads rosary outside BALTIMORE, Maryland, November 14, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Outside the hotel where the U.S. bishops convened for their annual fall meeting, Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas led a group of more than two dozen pro-life Catholics in praying the rosary. As a cold, damp wind blew off the harbor just a few steps away, Bishop Strickland knelt on the brick pavement, remaining on his knees the entire time as he sought God’s intervention to renew the Church.  With his rosary in hand, Bishop Joseph Coffey of...
  • Largest Child-Sacrifice Graveyard Strikes Huge Blow to Native American Innocence Myth

    11/02/2019 11:18:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 106 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 11/1/2019 | Tyler O'Neil
    Every Columbus Day, liberals insist that the story of European colonization is a simple narrative of good versus evil: horrible Europeans came upon innocent Native Americans, introducing slavery, exploitation, and oppression. A massive archaeological discovery blows one of many gaping holes in this narrative. While Europeans did indeed do horrible things, the natives weren't exactly innocent. Two hundred and fifty skeletons of children between the ages of 4 and 14 have been unearthed at Huanchaco, Peru, in what experts say is likely the world's largest child-sacrifice site. Huanchaco is a site of the Chimú culture (1200-1400), a predecessor to the...
  • The largest mass sacrifice of children found. (ancient Peru fighting "Climate Change!")

    11/06/2019 5:23:41 AM PST · by FiddlePig · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9/2/2019 | By James Rogers, Fox News thru NY Post
    The centuries-old remains of more than 200 children have been discovered in Peru, according to reports. Experts say that the macabre discovery is likely the world’s largest child sacrifice site. The children, who were between the ages of 4 and 14, reportedly were sacrificed to honor the gods of the pre-Columbian Chimu culture. Experts think that the children — killed during wet weather and buried facing the sea — were sacrificed in relation to an “El Nińo” event. Peruvian press agency Andina reports that archaeologists found the skeletal remains of 250 children and 40 warriors at Huanchaco, 346 miles north...
  • Pope Francis proposes adding ‘ecological sin’ against ‘common home’ to catechism

    11/16/2019 6:32:56 AM PST · by ebb tide · 121 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 15, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    Pope Francis proposes adding ‘ecological sin’ against ‘common home’ to catechism VATICAN CITY, November 15, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis said today that he is thinking about adding the “‘ecological sin’ against our common home” to the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  "We have to introduce―we are thinking about it―to the Catechism of the Catholic Church the sin against ecology, the 'ecological sin' against our common home, because a duty is at stake," Pope Francis told his hearers. The Argentinian pontiff made the remark in a speech he gave today to the 20th World Congress of the International Association...
  • Pope Compares Conservatives to Nazis

    11/16/2019 7:53:37 AM PST · by ebb tide · 99 replies
    Church Militant ^ | November 15, 2019 | Jules Gomes
    Pope Compares Conservatives to Nazis Francis condemns capitalism as criminal at Int'l Association of Penal Law meeting VATICAN (ChurchMilitant.com) - Pope Francis is attacking politicians who oppose the homosexual agenda as evidence of "Nazism," while launching his strongest attack yet on capitalism and repeating his call for the abolition of the death penalty. “It is no coincidence that in these times, emblems and actions typical of Nazism reappear, which, with its persecutions against Jews, gypsies and people of homosexual orientation, represents the negative model par excellence of a culture of waste and hatred,” he said in his address to the International Association of Penal...
  • Protests swell in Bolivia as new interim leader challenged

    11/15/2019 2:33:54 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    cbc ^ | Nov 13, 2019
    A day after Jeanine Anez claimed the presidency, violent clashes broke out between rock-throwing Morales' supporters and police in riot gear, who fired volleys of tear gas to disperse the large crowd of protesters. "My commitment is to return democracy and tranquillity to the country," she said. "They can never again steal our vote." Bolivia's top constitutional court issued a statement late Tuesday laying out the legal justification for Anez taking the presidency — without mentioning her by name. Eduardo Gamarra, a Bolivian political scientist at Florida International University, said the constitution clearly states that Anez didn't need a congressional...
  • Nancy Pelosi Claims She’s Catholic, Tucker Carlson Says She’s From “The Church of Partial-Birth...

    11/15/2019 10:34:31 AM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Nov 15, 2019 | Micaiah Bilger
    FULL TITLE: Nancy Pelosi Claims She’s Catholic, Tucker Carlson Says She’s From “The Church of Partial-Birth Abortion” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi got called out on her hypocrisy this week. Though the Democrat leader claims to be Catholic and frequently brings up her faith during political speeches, she supports the killing of unborn babies for any reason up to birth – and sometimes after birth, too. On Wednesday, Fox News host Tucker Carlson pointed out Pelosi’s hypocrisy by slamming her for following “the church of partial-birth abortion,” the Daily Caller reports. Carlson showed a clip of Pelosi’s statement about the impeachment...
  • Pope Francis Weighs Adding ‘Ecological Sin’ to Church Teachings

    11/15/2019 11:26:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 100 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 15, 2019 | Francis X. Rocca
    Pope Francis, who has made the environment a signature cause of his pontificate, said he was strongly considering adding the category of “ecological sin” to the Catholic Church’s official compendium of teachings. Pope Francis has stressed the importance of environmental protection since his election in 2013. He dedicated an entire encyclical, “Laudato Si,’” published in 2015, to the topic. In that document, he called global warming a major threat to life on the planet and called for a reduction in the use of fossil fuels. He also blamed the global market economy for plundering the earth at the expense of...
  • Chilean Priest Whose Church was Desecrated Warns Against Seeking Retribution

    11/14/2019 5:31:14 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 11/13/19 | Fionn Shiner and Maria Lozano
    A priest, whose church in Chile was attacked and covered in satanic imagery and graffiti by hooded protestors, has begged his parishioners not to respond in anger. The demonstrators broke into the Church of the Assumption, in Santiago, the capital, and set fire to pews, statues and other sacred images, many of which were dragged out of the church to make barricades against police. Following the attack, the parish priest, Fr Pedro Narbona, who is also National Ecclesiastical Assistant for Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (Chile), told parishioners “not to slip into the cycle of hatred that...
  • Toronto Cardinal Caves to LGBT Agenda in Catholic Schools

    11/14/2019 5:23:25 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 11/12/19 | Jack Fonseca
    Approves of inclusion of gender ideology On Nov. 7, 2019, the Toronto Catholic District School Board — Canada's largest Catholic school board, forming more than 90,000 Catholic children annually — voted to add transgender ideology as a protected ground for non-discrimination into its code of conduct. The 12-member, elected board of trustees passed the anti-Christian motion by a vote of 8 to 4, which added the terms "gender identity" and "gender expression" as protected classes that must be "respected" throughout the school environment. Campaign Life Coalition has been following this tragic situation closely, and in fact, we've been lobbying His...