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  • The Problem of Catholic Pretenders

    06/23/2017 6:21:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 77 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 23, 2017 | K. E. COLOMBINI
    Catholics always have been taught that the word “catholic” means “universal,” and arguably one of the hallmarks of the Catholic faith is that it recognizes no borders; while there are many rites, of which the Latin is the predominant one, there is one truth, one set of dogma.As I consider this from St. Louis, Missouri, where my family and I have lived since 2000, I realize something must be askew with Catholic pretenders who crave independence over universality.Several years ago, to greatly simplify a convoluted local history, a St. Louis parish operated for the benefit of the local Polish...
  • N Pelosi says homosexuality is ‘consistent’ with Catholicism. Are Church leaders taking her lead?

    06/23/2017 2:50:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 91 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 22, 2017 | DOUG MAINWARING
    Bishop-elect John Dolan of San Diego is an LGBT supporter. WARNING: This article begins with a graphic clinical statement because all Catholics need to know the truth and not remain oblivious to it. June 22, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — When a man and a woman make love, the miracles of conception and birth are possible. When two men attempt the same, the most glorious result possible is an anal discharge of semen mixed with fecal matter.   Despite the striking contrast, high-profile Catholics in positions of power and influence in North America are no longer able to detect any important difference...
  • Pro-Choice Actress: Christianity and Abortion Go Together

    06/16/2017 6:23:39 PM PDT · by Architect of Paradise · 45 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 16, 2017 | Corinne Weaver
    Actress Amy Brenneman thinks the right has committed an injustice. They’ve paired pro-life with the term Christian. In a video done for the Lives of Women series, the star of “The Leftovers”, while being filmed in a church, started her PSA by saying, “I absolutely think the term ‘Christian’ has been stolen in 2017 in America by the ‘Christian Right.’” She then proceeded to say that while she has been extremely open about having an abortion when she was 21, it was time to re-state that, because of the rise of social media. Brenneman also expressed her anger with the...
  • George Soros is Trying to Hijack Christian Churches

    06/13/2017 4:06:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Stream ^ | June 12, 2017 | JOHN ZMIRAK
    The story of secret Russian agents effectively swaying the U.S. election, or colluding with Donald Trump, has petered out into nothingness. For months we heard dark suspicions recklessly spread by news organizations. We learned of selective leaks from inside the Deep State — Obama holdovers or NeverTrumpers determined to wreck his presidency.Now there’s almost nothing left. Democrats hope to impeach the president for procedural improprieties. For clumsily firing a waffling and partisan FBI director. Still have Putin on the brain? You’ll have to settle for fevered claims by the likes of Louise Mensch that the Russian president, not ISIS,...
  • Female Minister Who Identifies as Male Asserts: ‘God Is Transgender’

    06/12/2017 8:11:25 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 61 replies
    Christian News ^ | March 12, 2017 | Heather Clark
    AUSTIN, Texas — A female minister in Texas who identifies as male recently declared at the state capitol that “God is transgender” in expressing her opposition to a proposed bill that requires those using restrooms and locker rooms in government buildings and public schools to use the facility that corresponds with the gender on their birth certificate. Seth Wynn, who leads Agape Metropolitan Community Church in Fort Worth, began her speech refuting another pastor who had cited the Book of Genesis in expressing support for the legislation.
  • Tracking Christian Sexual Morality in a Same-Sex Marriage Future

    05/30/2017 9:16:21 AM PDT · by fwdude · 30 replies
    Public Discourse ^ | August 11, 2014 | Mark Regnerus
    [Header Synopsis] Churchgoing Christians who support same-sex marriage are more likely to think pornography, cohabitation, hook-ups, adultery, polyamory, and abortion are acceptable. And it’s reasonable to expect continued change in more permissive directions.
  • Church of England Faces Calls to Condemn Gay Cure and Hold Transgender Renaming Services

    05/26/2017 6:42:53 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 5/26/17 | Harry Farley
    The Church of England will be asked to denounce gay conversion, consider special services for transgender people and re-examine its teaching on marriage as between one man and one women in a raft of measures to be debated at its forthcoming General Synod meeting in July. In its first meeting since the surprise rejection of a bishops’ report recommending keeping the status quo on marriage, the CofE’s parliament will debate whether to join medical experts and condemn so-called ‘gay cures’ as ‘unethical, harmful’ and having ‘no place in the modern world’. Tabled by senior synod member Jayne Ozanne, the private...
  • Christians Tapping Into New-Age Lies as Great Falling-Away Continues

    Is Sister Christian sitting next to you in Sunday service a closet New Ager? Is your pastor tapping into new spirituality? Are you believing a new thought lie? I was simply shocked to read the results of a new Barna study that shows only 17 percent of Christians who consider their faith important and attend church regularly actually have a biblical worldview. But I was decidedly dismayed by the subsequent revelations in the report. In a nutshell, Barna found many Christians strongly agree with worldviews that compete with biblical teachings. In other words, many believers are believing flat out lies....
  • Churches, synagogues openly defy Trump’s immigration crackdown (Irish and Italians slandered)

    05/22/2017 6:49:54 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 22 replies
    60 Minutes (CBS News Scott Pelley) ^ | 05/21/2017 | Scott Pelley
    Since President Trump took office, according to ICE, about 11,000 undocumented people with no criminal records have been detained -- twice as many as last year. Now, the number of religious institutions across the country offering sanctuary has doubled to more than 800. --SNIP--- Jim Kenney: Well, you know, Ellis Island had opened in 1892. The bulk of Irish Diaspora came to America in the 1840s. We didn't have papers either. We were undocumented. There was an anti-Italian slur, when I was growing up in my neighborhood called W-O-P—that's without papers.
  • Pope says he'll seek common ground with Trump, won't preach

    05/13/2017 3:33:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 13, 2017 3:12 PM EDT | Nicole Winfield
    Pope Francis says he won’t try to convince U.S. President Donald Trump to soften his policies on immigration and the environment when they meet this month, but wants instead to find common ground and work for peace. Francis said proselytizing isn’t his style — in politics or religion. Speaking to reporters while traveling home Saturday from a trip to Portugal, Francis said he would say what he thinks sincerely to Trump and listen respectfully to what Trump has to say. […] Speculation has swirled about what Trump and Francis will discuss during their May 24 audience, given Francis has already...
  • Faith and Resistance in the Age of Trump [BARF ALERT]

    05/11/2017 10:22:34 AM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 7 replies
    Cokesbury Catalog - Resources for the United Methodist Church ^ | September 2017 | Rev. Dr. Miguel De La Torre
    Here is the description of the book: Many people of faith have identified the election of Donald Trump as a confessional crisis--a moment that calls into question the deepest meaning of our religious claims and values. This book gathers reflections by a range of scholars and activists from numerous religious and denominational perspectives to address that crisis. Among the themes treated are disability issues, the LGBT community, gender and race, immigration, the environment, peace, and poverty.
  • The Catholic Church is punishing U.S. priests for speaking the truth about Islam and jihad

    05/07/2017 1:37:39 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 28 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | May 7, 2017 | Deacon Robert Spencer
    Many bishops protected priests who were child molesters for years, transferring them from parish to parish and allowing them to prey upon new children rather than turning them over to police. In the Catholic Church today, protecting the image of Islam appears to be job one: you can be a cleric who speaks out against the Church’s official positions (such as those on contraception and female priests) and in many quarters of the Church you’ll be hailed as a hero. But the highly dubious proposition that Islam is a religion of peace has become a kind of superdogma that the...
  • Catholics and Muslims: Too Close for Comfort?

    05/07/2017 7:17:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 131 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | May 7, 2017 | Susan D. Harris
    Having been in the hospital on and off for the last few months, even thinking once that I might die, I found myself, as many people do, delving deeper into my faith. I was raised by my parents with a strong Protestant faith, but have long felt abandoned by increasingly liberal Protestant churches -- open for worship one hour per week; while concurrently promoting the hottest young Christian singers to draw in the young folks. That’s my take on it; but I know many would disagree. So when I recently attended a Catholic Mass and realized there were people talking...
  • Strong for a Moment Like This - The Daily Devotions of Hillary Rodham Clinton [BARF ALERT]

    05/06/2017 2:42:40 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 34 replies
    Strong for a Moment Like This - The Daily Devotions of Hillary Rodham Clinton is a book in a Cokesbury Catalog. Cokesbury provides resources for the United Methodist Church.Here are some excerpts from the book description:Strong for a Moment Like This gives readers an inside, personal look at the faith of one of our nation’s most lauded leaders.Rev. Dr. Bill Shillady—a pastoral friend of Clinton’s—and a small team of other pastors provided the Democratic nominee with spiritual support to stay strong through arguably one of the more contentious elections in American history.As Secretary Clinton said in The New York Times...
  • A Huffington Post Humanist Urges the Church to Stop Using the Bible as a Moral Guide

    05/02/2017 6:07:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 540 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2017 | Michael Brown
    It’s one thing when a humanist attacks the Bible. That’s expected. It’s another thing when a humanist attacks a Christian denomination for using the Bible as a moral guide. But that’s exactly what humanist author Clay Farris Naff did on the Huffington Post on April 29th.Naff was upset that the highest court of the Methodist Church struck down the consecration of Bishop Karen Oliveto, since her only infraction was being married to another woman. How, he wondered, could the church punish her for love?He writes, “To anyone free of ancient prejudices, the injustice of condemning Oliveto is plain. How can...
  • Electing Lesbian Bishop Violates Church Law, United Methodist High Court Rules

    04/30/2017 2:27:32 PM PDT · by madison10 · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 4/28/2017 | Michael Gryboski
    Electing Lesbian Bishop Violates Church Law, United Methodist High Court Rules The United Methodist Church's highest court has ruled that a regional body violated the denomination's rules when they elected an openly lesbian clergywoman as bishop and she can be removed from her position. In a 6–3 decision released Friday, the United Methodist Judicial Council decided that the Western Jurisdiction's election of Karen Oliveto to the position of bishop violated church law. "It is not lawful for the college of bishops of any jurisdictional or central conference to consecrate a self-avowed practicing homosexual bishop," read the decision, as reported by...
  • Group Ordains North Carolina's 2nd Woman Priest

    05/01/2017 10:05:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    AP ^ | May 1, 2017 | Staff
    A rebel Catholic group has ordained its second woman priest in North Carolina, the first in the 46 counties that constitute the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte. News outlets report that the Association of Roman Catholic Woman Priests ordained 64-year-old Abigail Eltzroth on Sunday at Asheville's Jubilee, a nondenominational faith community. The group is opposed to the Roman Catholic Church's ban on women priests.
  • In rejecting gay bishop, Methodist court shows the folly of relying on scripture for moral guidance

    04/30/2017 4:51:38 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 47 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 4/29/2017 | Clay Farris Naff
    I can't copy on my iPad. Sorry. Very annoying article from the Huffington Compost.
  • There Will Be No Religious Left

    04/30/2017 4:18:16 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 20 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 4-25-17 | Rod Dreher
    A lot of people don't want to hear it, but it's true: in the future, you will either be a religious conservative, or secular. The religious left will evaporate. Don't take my word for it. Take the word of Daniel Cox, the head of research at PRRI, a firm whose religious views tend towards progressivism. Excerpts: The first and perhaps most significant reason for skepticism is that there are far fewer religious liberals today than there were a generation ago. Nearly four in 10 (38 percent) liberals are religiously unaffiliated today, more than double the percentage of the 1990s, according...
  • Methodist Court Ruling a Blow for First Openly Lesbian Bishop

    04/29/2017 8:54:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 47 replies
    nbc ^ | April 29, 2017 | ap
    The first openly lesbian bishop in the United Methodist Church can stay on the job for now, but she is subject to a disciplinary review that could lead to her removal, the top church court ruled Friday. Bishop Karen Oliveto's civil marriage to another woman violates church law that bars clergy who are "self-avowed practicing homosexuals," the Judicial Council said. However, a decision over whether she can remain in the position must come from a separate disciplinary process, the court ruled.