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  • (LDS) Church Statement About Alleged Sexual Assault by Former Mission President

    03/22/2018 10:07:16 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 11 replies
    Mormon Newsroom ^ | 3/20/2018
    These allegations are very serious and deeply disturbing. If the allegations of sexual assault are true, it would be a tragic betrayal of our standards and would result in action by the Church to formally discipline any member who was guilty of such behavior, especially someone in a position of trust. This matter was brought to the attention of the Church in 2010, when this former Church member, who served briefly as a missionary in 1984, told leaders of the Pleasant Grove Utah West Stake that she had been sexually assaulted by the president of the Provo Missionary Training Center,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] ‘Dictator Pope’ author Henry Sire suspended from Order of Malta

    03/22/2018 9:04:13 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | March 22, 2018 | Staff Reporter
    ‘Dictator Pope’ author Henry Sire suspended from Order of Malta by Staff Reporter posted Thursday, 22 Mar 2018 Sire, a longstanding member of the Order of Malta, was revealed as the author earlier this weekThe Order of Malta has suspended ‘Dictator Pope’ author Henry Sire for allegedly breaching its constitution.The Catholic Herald understands that the Order notified Sire yesterday of his suspension, days after he was revealed to be the mysterious author.Sire’s identity was confirmed on Monday when Regnery Publishing posted his name in an online description of the book. He had originally self-published the book under the penname Marcantonio Colonna,...
  • Former Abortionist: “I Murdered More People Than Ted Bundy”

    03/22/2018 8:34:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | march 19, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    Dr. Kathi Aultman spent years aborting “unwanted fetuses” and delivering “wanted” babies into their parents’ arms. But when she performed an abortion on a mother whose husband pressured her to abort the child, Aultman felt troubled. In a recent interview with CBN News, Aultman described how the experience and several others eventually convinced her to leave the abortion industry and become a pro-life advocate. Aultman began her OB-GYN career in Florida with a strong desire to help women. “It was no question in my mind that a woman should have the right to choose whether she wanted to be pregnant...
  • The Grumblings in the Wilderness Have Much to Teach Us (Lesson Four)

    03/22/2018 8:32:43 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-21-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Grumblings in the Wilderness Have Much to Teach Us (Lesson Four) Msgr. Charles Pope • March 21, 2018 • We continue today in our discussion of the ancient Jewish people’s grumbling against Moses and God.Lesson 4: Grumbling Can Greatly Harm OthersGrumbling affects more than the one who grumbles. Through it, infectious negativity is set loose. Even if only a small number grumble, it can still incite fear, negativity, and anger in others.One of the sadder effects the grumblings in the desert was the heavy toll it took on Moses. The people nearly wore him out. At a particularly...
  • IN GOD WE TRUST[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/22/2018 7:53:33 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Word of God ^ | 3-22-18 | bible
    I am about to teach the unteachable, in order to reach the unreachable . A dark cloud of my presence is about to descend upon the nation of "Trust in Me" and I shall take the coin from the fishes mouth in order to reveal to all mankind that my providence is true and faithful. Many nations are about to enter into the valley of The Reverential Fear of The Lord and discover I AM THEIR TRUE PROVIDER ! Catacombs of my glory shall rise up in the midst of my children of light and they shall manifest The fullness...
  • Husband Left His Catholic Wife Because She “Murdered” Their Baby in an Abortion

    03/22/2018 7:51:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Mar 21, 2018 | Indya Rennie
    Despite her friends and family’s pleadings, a Catholic Irish mother recently trekked to England to abort her unborn baby. According to a report Tuesday, her baby was diagnosed with a fatal fetal disability after only a few weeks gestation. She chose to have an abortion in England, because abortion is illegal in Ireland. She made the journey with the help of Mara Clarke, the Abortion Support Network founder (pictured above). The mother overcame several obstacles in her decision. Traveling to England from Ireland can cost more than 2,000 euros, according to the report. The mother already had children but...
  • Having Once Tasted of a Life Without Sin… A Homily for Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent

    03/22/2018 7:37:34 AM PDT · by NRx · 1 replies
    Orthodox Christianity ^ | 03-22-2018 | Archpriest Alexander Shargunov
    This week of Great Lent is a week of profound repentance. At the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, at Vespers we heard twenty-four repentant verses: “O Lord, before I perish utterly, do Thou save me.” In the evening we have the Great Canon with the life of St. Mary of Egypt, and on Thursday, for the sake of this repentant service, we celebrate the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts. The following Sunday is also dedicated to her memory. The Church speaks to us about the power of repentance and gives us an image of how a man can rise up...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, March 22, 2018 [prayer]

    03/22/2018 7:28:36 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 14 replies ^ | March 22, 2018 | FR intercessors
    oin Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems 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 for the lasting values that can Make America Great Again.
  • On “Partial Ecclesiastical Communion,” the Dominant Theory Behind Contemporary Ecumenism

    03/22/2018 7:25:22 AM PDT · by NRx · 1 replies
    Orthodox Ethos ^ | 03-19-2018 | Fr. Peter Heers
    Excerpt from: The Ecclesiological Renovation of Vatican II by Archpriest Peter Heers "The basis for modern Catholic-Orthodox dialogue, the decree [on Ecumenism of Vatican II] established the principle of real, if imperfect, communion between Christians and their churches and communities." - by John Long, S.J. The idea of partial communion, so central to the new ecclesiology, is inconsistent with this understanding of the organic unity of the Church. Once again, in this regard as well, Vatican II was not a return to the patristic vision of the Church, but rather a further step away from it. As Metropolitan Kallistos Ware...
  • Witch Hunt At Providence College

    03/22/2018 7:14:34 AM PDT · by NRx · 14 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 03-21-2018 | Rod Dreher
    A few years back, a professor at a liberal Catholic college told me that he would never quote Pope Francis’s teachings on family and sexuality in his classes, for fear that one of his students would report him to the administration for anti-LGBT bigotry, and that the administration would punish or even fire him. I heard from three other professors who teach there who agreed with him. Sounds crazy, right? Well, here’s a story for you.This evening, there was a scheduled a campus march at Providence College in Rhode Island, in which students were to have stand firm against a...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 22 [Prayer and Meditation]

    03/22/2018 6:54:51 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 22 (NKJV) The Value of a Good Name 01 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, 00 Loving favor rather than silver and gold. 02 The rich and the poor have this in common, 00 The LORD is the maker of them all. 03 A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, 00 But the simple pass on and are punished. 04 By humility and the fear of the LORD 00 Are riches and honor and life. 05 Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse; 00 He who guards his soul...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(3/22/18)[Prayer]

    03/22/2018 6:26:48 AM PDT · by left that other site · 9 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 3/22/18 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Story of The Exodus 
 (Old Testament) Exodus 5 Bricks Without Straw 5 Afterward Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘Let my people go, so that they may hold a festival to me in the wilderness.’” 2 Pharaoh said, “Who is the Lord, that I should obey him and let Israel go? I do not know the Lord and I will not let Israel go.” 3 Then they said, “The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Now let us take a...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Thursday in Passion Week (Gueranger)

    03/21/2018 9:08:06 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Violet Simple THE STATION AT ROME is in the Church of Saint Apollinaris, who was a disciple of St. Peter, and afterwards Bishop of Revenna, and Martyr. COLLECT Præsta, quæsumus, omnipotens Deus, ut dignitas conditionis humanæ per immoderantiam sauciata, medicinalis percimoniæ studio reformetur. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen. Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that the dignity of human nature, which hath been wounded by excess, may be cured by the practice of healing temperance. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. EPISTLE LECTIO DANIELIS PROPHETÆ. LESSON from DANIEL the PROPHET. Cap. iii Ch. iii In diebus illis: Oravit Azarias...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-22-18

    03/21/2018 8:13:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 27 replies ^ | 03-22-18 | Revised New American Bible
    March 22, 2018 Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent Reading 1 Gn 17:3-9 When Abram prostrated himself, God spoke to him:"My covenant with you is this:you are to become the father of a host of nations.No longer shall you be called Abram;your name shall be Abraham,for I am making you the father of a host of nations.I will render you exceedingly fertile;I will make nations of you;kings shall stem from you.I will maintain my covenant with youand your descendants after youthroughout the ages as an everlasting pact,to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.I...
  • The Mobile Phone of Saint Porphyrios of Kavsokalyva

    03/21/2018 6:12:21 PM PDT · by NRx · 1 replies
    Mystagogy ^ | 03-21-2018 | Nun Porphyria (Spyridoulas Moschou)
    By Nun Porphyria (Spyridoulas Moschou) Because the Elder calls me on the phone every day from 4:00 to 6:00 in the morning and we read Matins, I thought that since the phone call is long-distance, he must be paying a lot of money to OTE [Hellenic Telecommunications Organization]. This is why when I got paid I put 50,000 drachmas in an envelope to give him. "Elder, I brought some money, because your OTE bill must be big." "What are you talking about, foolish one? Here we are building a church and we're gonna give so much money to OTE?...
  • [Cath Cauc] Dioceses edit photo of priest in cassock to make it look like he’s wearing jeans

    03/21/2018 5:14:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | March 21, 2018 | Staff Reporter
    Dioceses edit photo of priest in cassock to make it look like he’s wearing jeans by Staff Reporter posted Wednesday, 21 Mar 2018 Three French dioceses apparently doctored the image as part of a fundraising campaignThree French dioceses have apparently altered an image of a priest in a cassock to make it look as if he is wearing jeans and a shirt.Four dioceses in the south of the country, Perpignan, Montpellier, Nimes and Carcassonne made a video to solicit donations for an annual collection. The video featured a priest wearing a cassock meeting young people and taking a selfie with...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Upcoming "Youth" Synod in October Will Be a Forum for Further ... Subversion

    03/21/2018 4:59:16 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | March 19, 2018 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Here We Go Again: Upcoming "Youth" Synod in October Will Be a Forum for Further Ecclesial Subversion by Christopher A. Ferrara March 19, 2018 “Prophetic” young person telling Church what she must do The “Pre-Synodal” Meeting of “young people,” which included non-believers and Church critics of various kinds, presided over by the Pope and the same team of Synod manipulators that rigged the Synods of 2014-2015, is a preview of the further ecclesial subversion that will take place in the Synod hall this coming October. In his address to the gathering, Pope Francis declared that “young people” are the voice...
  • Stephen Hawking's Ashes to be Kept at Westminster Abbey

    03/21/2018 4:49:08 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 26 replies ^ | 3/20/18 | Tola Mbakwe
    The ashes of Professor Stephen Hawking will be interred at Westminster Abbey near the grave of Sir Isaac Newton during a thanksgiving service later this year, a spokesman for the abbey said. The 76-year-old passed away "peacefully" at his home in Cambridge last week according to his family, after battling motor neurone disease for many decades. Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster said in a statement: "It is entirely fitting that the remains of Professor Stephen Hawking are to be buried in the Abbey, near those of distinguished fellow scientists. Sir Isaac Newton was buried in the Abbey...
  • Shock: Dozens of ‘Christian’ Faith Leaders Sign Letter Supporting ‘Right to…Abortion’

    03/21/2018 4:42:00 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 77 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/10/18 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    DES MOINES, Iowa, March 20, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Sixty-eight faith leaders who say they are Christian signed a letter of protest against a proposed Iowa law that would protect preborn children from abortion once their heartbeat is detectable. "As faith leaders, we want to use our collective voices to stand with Iowa women in support of their constitutional right ... to an abortion," the letter to the editor of the Des Moines Register begins. Speaking against the Iowa Heartbeat Bill, the faith leaders write supportively of a pregnant mother's "private medical decisions,” referring to her choosing abortion. “Most Iowans, people...
  • Cardinal Joseph Zen: In China There Is No Truth, ‘Everything Is Fake’

    03/21/2018 4:36:53 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/19/18 | Thomas D. Williams
    The redoubtable Cardinal Joseph Zen has denounced proponents of an “imminent” accord between China and the Vatican, saying that the Church is setting itself up for a major disaster. The present historical reality we face in China is that of “a tiny flock being persecuted by a gigantic atheist power,” Zen said in a March 19 essay, and a Vatican capitulation to the terms of President Xi Jinping is the equivalent of “surrender,” something the Church has no reason to do. “Why surrender?” Zen asks. “Doesn’t the Vatican see that many churches survive in the underground community, such as in...