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  • Sen. Tim Kaine meets Pope Francis in Vatican City

    02/24/2017 7:56:14 AM PST · by ebb tide · 46 replies
    WTVR ^ | February 22, 2017 | unknown
    Senator Tim Kaine met with Pope Francis after attending a general audience with him on Wednesday. Kaine and the Pope discussed the Holy See’s work to address the global refugee and migrant crisis, according to the senator’s office. “As the Pope stated so clearly yesterday, it is a ‘moral imperative’ to protect and defend the ‘inalienable rights’ of refugees and respect their dignity, especially by adopting just laws that protect those fleeing dangerous or inhumane situations,” said Kaine in a statement. Kaine also participated in a discussion focused on Latin American issues with Vatican officials and members of other religious...
  • Witches target Trump with mass occult ritual - Christian leaders urge prayer to protect president

    02/24/2017 3:15:40 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 93 replies
    WND ^ | 23 Feb 17 | Staff
    It’s not just a political battle anymore. It’s spiritual warfare now. Exorcists, witches and occultists “in a number of magical groups” are announcing plans for a ritual designed to “bind Donald Trump and all who abet him.” It’s to happen Friday at midnight at a variety of locations across the nation, and again every month until Donald Trump is no longer in office. The rite, requiring a stub of a candle, a pin, salt, matches, a tarot card, a feather and other odds and ends, calls on spirits to ensure President Trump will “fail utterly.” It also includes burning a...
  • US Bishop [McElroy] Abandons Party Political Neutrality to Urge Opposition Against President Trump

    02/21/2017 7:00:27 PM PST · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    EWTN UK ^ | 1/21/17 | Deacon Nick Donnelly
    Rt Rev Robert McElroy, Bishop of San Diego, appears to have abandoned party political neutrality to urge a general attitude of opposition to the presidency of Donald Trump at a conference of political activists. In his address to the U.S. regional meeting of the World Meeting of Popular Movements Bishop Robert McElroy said: “President Trump was the candidate of disruption. He was the disrupter. Well, now we must all become disrupters. We must disrupt those who would seek to send troops into our streets to deport the undocumented, to rip mothers and fathers from their families. We must disrupt those...
  • Vandals target Charlotte church that welcomes LGBTQ community

    02/21/2017 10:58:29 AM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    wsoctv ^ | Feb. 18, 2017 | DaShawn Brown
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Thieves broke into Caldwell Presbyterian Church on East Fifth Street in Charlotte late Wednesday and vandalized a painting with Scripture that targets homosexuality. Church members called it a personal attack on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The church embraces its call to be a diverse, progressive and mission-oriented congregation centered on justice and advocacy, according to its website.
  • Rejecting Refugees Is Like 'Closing the Door on Jesus,' Megachurch Pastor Warns

    02/17/2017 10:53:12 AM PST · by Gamecock · 65 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 2/14/2017 | SAMUEL SMITH
    Evangelical megachurch pastor Jason Webb has spoken out against President Donald Trump's temporary suspension of refugee resettlement and argues that preventing refugees from entering the United States is like closing the door on Jesus. Webb, who pastors the 6,000-member Elmbrook Church just outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in a conservative area of the state, was one of the 100 evangelical leaders who signed onto an open letter published as a full-page advertisement in last Wednesday's Washington Post opposing Trump's Jan. 27 executive order. "When I was asked to sign this letter, there wasn't even really a thought that I wouldn't sign...
  • Retired bishops say Church of England ignores gay Christians

    02/12/2017 8:32:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2017 7:45 AM EST
    Fourteen retired Anglican bishops are criticizing the Church of England’s attitude to homosexuality, saying the church is not listening to the voices of gay Christians. They are responding to a report from the church’s House of Bishops, which calls for a “fresh tone and culture of welcome and support” for gays and lesbians, but says the church should not lift its opposition to same-sex marriage. In an open letter , the ex-bishops say that “while the pain of LGBT people is spoken about in your report, we do not hear its authentic voice.” …
  • If Your Church is Celebrating Darwin, Leave (and Don’t Come Back)

    02/11/2017 6:34:51 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 22 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 2/11/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    The 200th anniversary of the birth of devoted Materialist and Evolutionist Charles Darwin was in 2009. It was that year that I first became aware of “Evolution Weekend.” Originally “Evolution Sunday,” Evolution Weekend is the product of The Clergy Letter Project. This project exists to promote the teaching of Darwinian evolution, especially within religious institutions. For example, the letter to Christian clergy, in part, reads, "While virtually all Christians take the Bible seriously and hold it to be authoritative in matters of faith and practice, the overwhelming majority do not read the Bible literally, as they would a science textbook…Religious...
  • Pope repeats 'bridges not walls' after Trump travel ban

    02/08/2017 8:10:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 8, 2017 7:26 AM EST
    Pope Francis repeated his appeal for people to build bridges of understanding, not walls as he marked a feast day of a Sudanese immigrant amid a global uproar over the Trump administration’s attempts to impose a travel ban on seven mostly Muslim countries. The pope didn’t refer to President Donald Trump in his comments. But at the end of his audience, he noted that Wednesday marked both the church’s day of reflection for young victims of human trafficking and coincidentally the feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita. She was a 19th-century Sudanese slave who, after migrating to Europe, became a...
  • The Biblical Infidelity Of Progressive Christians

    02/06/2017 8:43:27 AM PST · by Maudeen · 7 replies
    Prophecy News Watch Headlines ^ | 2/6/2017 | Peter Heck
    One of the most fascinating speeches in the Bible happens in Acts 5 with Jewish Pharisee Gamaliel addressing the Sanhedrin. He warns them that if the message being preached by the Apostles of Jesus was of man, it would fail. But if it was from God, it couldn't be stopped. It was of God, and it wasn't stopped. I find that passage particularly relevant today within American Christendom. . . . . There is a reason that liberal Christian movements like those championed by Jim Wallis, Rachel Held Evans, Shane Claiborne and others are so ineffective and unpersuasive in American...
  • Trump Chooses Episcopalian Neil Gorsuch as U.S. Supreme Court Nominee

    01/31/2017 8:23:19 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 30 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | 1-31-17 | Heather Clark
    President Trump has announced that he has nominated 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court as the replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia. “Judge Gorsuch has outstanding legal skills, a brilliant mind, tremendous discipline and has earned bipartisan support,” Trump stated in introducing his pick to the public Tuesday night. “Mr. President, I am honored and I am humbled. Thank you very much,” Gorsuch, an Episcopalian, said to applause in accepting the nomination. While it is not known where Gorsuch himself stands on abortion, he is the author of the book...
  • A list of the most insane things uttered by the abortion activist speaking at the Vatican next month

    01/18/2017 8:34:15 AM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 17, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    The leading population control activist speaking at the Vatican next month has compared human babies to garbage, said every sexually active woman needs "free access" to abortion and contraception, and said the Catholic Church's moral teachings are "just as unethical" as a "terrorist act." Dr. Paul Ehrlich is the undisputed father of the modern, pro-abortion population control movement. He has defended mass forced sterilization and even forced abortion. Ehrlich has made inflammatory statements about the hierarchy of the Catholic Church being a force of "evil." He has criticized Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si' for not endorsing population control and said...
  • Top Divinity Schools: Use Gender-Neutral Language to Refer to God

    01/16/2017 5:20:27 PM PST · by marshmallow · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/15/17 | Katherine Timpf
    The divinity schools at Duke and Vanderbilt Universities have instructed their professors to start using more “inclusive” language when referring to God because the masculine pronouns “have served as a cornerstone of the patriarchy.” For example: This year’s divinity course catalogue at Vanderbilt tells professors to give “consistent attention to the use of inclusive language, especially in relation to the Divine,” because the school “commits continuously and explicitly to include gender as an analyzed category and to mitigate sexism. “It is up to the individual professor’s interpretation for their classes and is suggestive rather than mandatory,” the associate dean for...
  • Pro-Abortion Advocate Paul Ehrlich to Speak at Vatican Conference

    01/15/2017 3:21:23 PM PST · by ebb tide · 41 replies
    Les Femmes ^ | January 14, 2017 | David Martin
    The Vatican will once again be used as a forum to advance population control. Pro-abortion advocate Paul Ehrlich, father of the modern population control movement and author of the 1968 best-seller "The Population Bomb," has been invited to speak at the Vatican during the February 27-March 1 conference that will discuss "how to save the natural world." This is deplorable when we consider the possible millions of deaths globally that he and his ideas may have indirectly been responsible for over the past five decades. Is the Vatican deliberately seeking to put the unborn to death? The Stanford biologist, who...
  • GREENFIELD: TRUMP'S JEWS AND OBAMA'S JEWS

    01/15/2017 4:46:01 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 9 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 1/13/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    Trump’s Jews and Obama’s Jews The Left is losing the culture war within the Jewish community. January 13, 2017 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. Seen from above, the 2016 electoral map of New York City is blue with dots of red. Trump’s home district is blue, but across the water a red wedge slices into Brooklyn. Around that red wedge are districts where Hillary won 90 percent of the vote and Trump was lucky to get 5 percent. Inside it, he beat her in...
  • Trump's Jews and Obama's Jews

    01/14/2017 2:19:49 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    Seen from above, the 2016 electoral map of New York City is blue with dots of red. Trump’s home district is blue, but across the water a red wedge slices into Brooklyn. Around that red wedge are districts where Hillary won 90 percent of the vote and Trump was lucky to get 5 percent. Inside it, he beat her in district after district. The voters who handed him that victory are the Chassidic Jews of Williamsburg who dress in fur hats and black caftans. Their districts, crammed in by hipsters and minorities, are a world away from the progressive activist...
  • Religious Leaders Bless Opening of New Planed Parenthood Abortion Clinic, Call It “Sacred Work”

    01/12/2017 7:42:54 PM PST · by Morgana · 36 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | January 12, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    Blessing an abortion clinic may seem antithetical to religious beliefs about the sanctity of life. But various religious leaders came together to do just that on Tuesday at Planned Parenthood’s newest abortion facility in Washington, D.C. DCist reports religious leaders representing more than 20 groups participated in the ceremony inside the new mega-facility, which opened in September. The new abortion facility is located next to the Two Rivers Public Charter School, a sought-after elementary school in D.C, much to the outrage of pro-lifers and parents. “In almost every message to our staff, I talk about our doing sacred work,” Dr....
  • More Than 20 Faith Leaders Bless Planned Parenthood's New D.C. Clinic

    01/12/2017 4:10:54 PM PST · by Gamecock · 45 replies
    DCist ^ | Jan 10, 2017 | Rachel Kurzius
    As Planned Parenthood fights attacks from Congressional Republicans, more than 20 local faith leaders came together to bless the organization's newest health clinic in D.C. on Tuesday. "In almost every message to our staff, I talk about our doing sacred work," says Dr. Laura Meyers, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington. "This confirms the sacredness of the work we do." The NoMa health facility, which opened in September, rang with the sound of drums as visitors entered, courtesy of all-female percussion troupe Batala Washington. Erin Schmieder, a Batala member, says the group chose to participate in the...
  • Married lesbian couple to lead prominent D.C. Baptist church

    01/09/2017 6:35:05 PM PST · by upchuck · 56 replies
    WaPo ^ | Jan 9, 2017 | Lauren Markoe
    Calvary Baptist Church, a progressive Baptist landmark in the heart of downtown Washington, has named a gay couple as co-pastors. Sally Sarratt and Maria Swearingen were presented to the congregation during worship services Jan. 8 and are set to begin their new jobs Feb. 26... The 155-year-old church severed ties with the Southern Baptist Convention in 2012: It was at loggerheads with the group on several issues, including the SBC’s stance against homosexuality. Calvary Baptist still affiliates with American Baptist Churches USA...
  • rush to throw out Obamacare could backfire

    01/09/2017 4:18:25 PM PST · by spintreebob · 52 replies
    georgia health news ^ | Jan 4, 2017 | Jack Bernard
    We are the most religious democracy in the world, and our Judeo-Christian ethic demands that we take care of the downtrodden. But we are also the only advanced democracy without universal health coverage. Are we confused . . . or just hypocrites? My bet is that we are very confused. The public’s reaction to Obamacare (also known as the Affordable Care Act, or ACA) is a prime example of our confusion. Most Americans are preoccupied with making a living and raising a family, and rightly so. They have no time to fully examine health care policy issues. Surveys show that...
  • Over 2,400 Progressive Faith Leaders Want Trump Meeting to Counter 'So-Called White Evangelicals'

    01/04/2017 6:36:35 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 40 replies
    A representative of Repairers of the Breach directed The Christian Post to a press release from Wednesday regarding the open letter, wherein Repairers of the Breach President The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II called the letter a response to the "the theological malpractice of the so-called white evangelicals and others who placed themselves as the moral support of Mr. Trump."
  • Liberal Churches Are Dying. But Conservative Churches Are Thriving.

    01/04/2017 5:45:31 PM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/4/17 | David Haskell
    A Canadian study found that conservative churches are still growing, while less orthodox congregations dwindle away.Mainline Protestant churches are in trouble: A 2015 report by the Pew Research Center found that these congregations, once a mainstay of American religion, are now shrinking by about 1 million members annually. Fewer members not only means fewer souls saved, a frightening thought for some clergy members, but also less income for churches, further ensuring their decline. Faced with this troubling development, clergy members have made various efforts to revive church attendance. It was almost 20 years ago that John Shelby Spong, a U.S....
  • MORE CATHOLICS IN NEW CONGRESS

    01/04/2017 2:30:45 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 7 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | 01/04/07 | Bill Donohue
    Abortion is not just another public policy issue: it is the foundational human rights issue. It is also not just another Catholic issue: it is regarded as “intrinsically evil.” It matters, then, when assessing the spike in Catholics in the Congress, whether they are faithful to Church teachings on abortion. The results are not encouraging (data on incumbents were taken from the National Right to Life ratings; data on newly elected members were taken from National Right to Life, Planned Parenthood and NARAL). Of the 168 Catholics in Congress, 80 are pro-life and 88 are pro-abortion. Party affiliation is largely...
  • Clintons Attend Christmas Services at Methodist Church Near New York Home

    12/26/2016 7:50:19 AM PST · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 250, 2016 | Brian Freeman
    "This is our blessing this night every year in this church," said Bill Clinton. For the past decade the Clintons have attended the church, whose street leading to the door was lined with candles.
  • Pope Francis’ Reported Words: “I Might Go Down in History for Having Split the Church”

    12/23/2016 3:14:30 PM PST · by marshmallow · 44 replies
    OnePeter5 ^ | 12/23/16 | Maike Hickson
    Today, DER SPIEGEL, a very influential German publication, published an article about the manifest current crisis in the Church, to include a growing resistance to Pope Francis’ proposed and actual reforms. At the end of this article its author, the Spiegel’s Correspondent in Italy, Walter Mayr, reveals an important new leak: In a very small circle, Pope Francis is said to have self-critically further explained himself as follows: “It is not to be excluded that I will enter history as the one who split the Catholic Church.” [my emphasis] In light of this self-revealing comment, it is worth quoting some...
  • Methodist Women’s Group Attacks Pregnancy Centers Offering Women Abortion Alternatives

    12/23/2016 12:19:48 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | December 22, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    It’s interesting to see groups that describe themselves as “pro-choice” attack organizations that offer pregnant women choices that don’t involve abortion. Planned Parenthood and NARAL, two of the largest abortion advocacy groups in the United States, have a history of fighting pro-life pregnancy centers that offer women and their babies life-affirming choices and support. But the latest group to launch a similar attack is a west coast United Methodist group. The Western Methodist Justice Movement recently urged its members to “put CPCs [Crisis Pregnancy Centers] on the defense” by supporting a California law that forces pregnancy centers to promote abortion,...
  • The Christian Left Has Become Unhinged

    12/20/2016 4:26:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 20, 2016 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    Michelle Obama says she can “feel the difference” since the election. She claims that with her husband leaving the White House the nation is entering a “period of hopelessness.” With the election of Donald Trump, the Left in general is reacting in unhinged ways, with one news outlet claiming, “The Left has lost its collective mind.” Ironically, the Left is attacking Trump for the actions that they indulged in to the extreme over the past 8 years. They are doing a lot of “projection” –– a term psychologists use to describe the practice of attributing to others your own flaws....
  • A Megachurch Pastors' Search For A More Forgiving Faith (Link Only)

    12/19/2016 9:07:41 AM PST · by Gamecock · 13 replies
    December 16, 2016
    Link From The New Yorker Select articles about Bell here on FR: Pastor Rob Bell Grows Frustrated Amid Questions on 'Sinfulness' of HomosexualityChristian Pastor/Author Rob Bell Supports Gay MarriageRob Bell's "Love Wins" and the Biblical Doctrine of Hell
  • Maryland church ordered to evict homeless or pay $12,000 fine

    12/18/2016 1:56:52 PM PST · by grundle · 42 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 18, 2016 | Brandon Ambrosino
    When Rev. Katie Grover arrived on a recent morning at Patapsco United Methodist Church, one of two congregations she pastors in the Baltimore area, she was surprised to find a $12,000 citation attached to the door. According to the citation, the church, located on a busy street in Dundalk, Md., had violated a county regulation that prohibits “non-permitted rooming and boarding” houses by allowing homeless individuals to sleep on church grounds. Patapsco UMC failed “to cease exterior use of property as housing units,” read the inspector’s comments. “People still living in rear of property under tarped area.” Now the church...
  • A Biblical Warning to Unrepentant Trump Resisters

    12/18/2016 7:56:52 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 24 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | December 18, 2016 | JP
    Christopher Suprun claims to be a man of faith. “I’m Roman Catholic,” the Republican presidential elector told Jack Jenkins, senior religion reporter for the decidedly left-of-center news site ThinkProgress. Suprun, a Dallas, Texas paramedic, made national news a fortnight ago when he authored an op-ed for The New York Times in which he announced that he would not cast his electoral vote for Donald Trump In his subsequent interview with Jenkins, the faithless elector insisted that it actually was because of his Christian faith that he decided to repudiate President-elect Trump, who, wrote Suprun, in his New York Times screed,...
  • Leftist 'Catholic' hate: anti-Trump priests in Chicago

    12/13/2016 12:03:55 PM PST · by ebb tide · 27 replies
    Renew America ^ | December 12, 2016 | Matt C. Abbot
    According to the Chicago Tribune (not fake news), more than 700 people have been killed in gang and drug-related violence this year in Chicago. So who's Father Michael Pfleger choosing to ridicule? President-elect Donald Trump. From Father Pfleger's public Facebook page: (see comment below to view the page) (He's also accused the police of genocide, mind you.) You see, in Father Pfleger's world, it's play a little basketball with gang members who have turned the streets of Chicago into a war zone, but blame the GOP and police for America's problems. And the Trump street sign – horror of horrors!...
  • Pope: Christmas reminds us that Jesus was a migrant

    12/12/2016 10:09:23 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 164 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 12/12/2016 | Robert Spencer
    Yes, you remember when Jesus killed 130 people in Paris, and when he threatened to conquer the Vatican and behead the Pope himself, don’t you? Is the Pope actually saying that to be concerned about jihad terrorists and Sharia supremacists flooding into Europe with the migrant influx is tantamount to rejecting Jesus? Is he saying that opposing this influx out of concern for one’s family and society makes one un-Christian? No wonder the Church is offering no help against the Muslim migrant influx, but only making sure the gates are flung open as wide as possible. For the Pope, apparently,...
  • Brooklyn Bishop vows to stop immigrants from being deportated

    12/12/2016 8:40:34 AM PST · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Cath News ^ | December 12, 2016 | unknown
    President-elect Donald Trump has promised to deport as many as 11 million immigrants who are undocumented, but recently backed off on that promise on a CBS 60 Minutes interview. He declared he would focus on what he described as up to three million undocumented immigrants with criminal backgrounds, a number disputed by immigration advocates as exaggerated. In a letter read out at Masses, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio promised immigrants in the Brooklyn diocese that they "will be the subject of our advocacy and protection as far as we can offer it to you." "The law of God takes precedence over human...
  • KY BISHOP TO JOIN PRO-LGBT CONFERENCE

    12/12/2016 8:11:53 AM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | December 9, 2016 | Rodney Pelletier
    A Kentucky bishop is one of several clerics and religious scheduled to participate in a pro-LGBT symposium sponsored by New Ways Ministry, a dissident Catholic group censured by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Bishop John Stowe of the diocese of Lexington is scheduled to participate in the group's eighth annual symposium, called "Justice and Mercy Shall Kiss: LGBT Catholics in the Age of Pope Francis," being held April 28–30, 2017 in Chicago. New Ways Ministry is notorious for demanding changes in Church teaching on the morality of same-sex relations, the normalization of so-called transgenderism and ordination of women...
  • False News Claim of Methodist/Islamist Convergence

    12/09/2016 10:59:02 AM PST · by xzins · 45 replies
    The websites of New York anti-Islam crusader Pamela Geller and radio conspiracist Alex Jones are claiming an obscure United Methodist congregation in Waco, Texas is part of a plan to Islamicize Methodist churches.According to PamelaGeller.com: On-the-ground sources in west Texas confirm that the United Methodist Church (UMC) is potentially engaged in a massive operation designed to reprogram churches as virtual mosques in preparation for a deluge of Muslim refugees. The article quotes at length an anonymous reported church member who, “fearing for his safety,” told PamelaGeller.com that Bosqueville United Methodist Church (UMC) in Waco might offer “Catholic-style ‘sanctuary’ protections for...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Local Texas United Methodist Church In Waco Now Embracing Islam

    12/09/2016 5:04:30 AM PST · by rhett october · 68 replies
    The Geller Report ^ | 12-6-2016 | John Griffing
    WACO, TX – On-the-ground sources in west Texas confirm that the United Methodist Church (UMC) is potentially engaged in a massive operation designed to reprogram churches as virtual mosques in preparation for a deluge of Muslim refugees. While President-elect Trump announces plans to defund “sanctuary cities,” churches (especially those with far-left theologies) are declaring their intent to invoke “sanctuary” for the millions already pouring across the border, including Muslim refugees. Some churches are even getting visits from “clergy” urging them to virtually roll over and accept an Islamic future. [RELATED: GELLER REPORT: Sanctuary Cities Showdown: Churches Loom As Thorn To...
  • Pope Francis Meets U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the Vatican

    12/02/2016 1:39:03 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 21 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | December 2, 2016 | Elise Harris
    Vatican City, Dec 2, 2016 / 07:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- While he was in town for a global meeting on the crisis in the Mediterranean region, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stopped by the Vatican for a meeting with Pope Francis that likely centered largely on the challenges of migration.Kerry is currently in Rome for the three-day “Rome Med – Mediterranean Dialogues” meeting, which this year runs Dec. 1-3. The second annual event is a high-level initiative of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, as well as the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI).The...
  • Christian University Openly Promotes Abortion Clinic Partnership

    11/30/2016 7:38:33 AM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    charismanews.com ^ | November 29, 2016 | Jessilyn Justice
    Presbyterian-affiliated Whitworth University openly partners with the area's Planned Parenthood, according to several reports. The same students who are encouraged to be dedicated Christian scholars are also given the opportunity to work with the local abortion clinic. "They are not equipping their graduates to be Christians and follow Christ," Katie Lodjic of Students for Life of America tells One News Now.
  • Catholic Priest at Centre of Gay Mafia Row Under Pressure to Quit Church Job [Scotland]

    11/27/2016 7:04:23 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    The Daily Record (Scotland) ^ | 11/27/16 | Lynn McPherson
    Father Matthew Despard had written a book about a powerful gay mafia in the Catholic Church in Scotland and is set to resign after pressure from the bishop.A Catholic priest at the centre of a gay mafia row is being pressurised to resign as parish priest after a three-year battle with the church. Father Matthew Despard was sent a three-page letter from Bishop of Motherwell, Joseph Toal, calling for him to quit his post at St John Ogilvie’s Parish in Blantyre. Father Despard wrote a book claiming that a “powerful gay mafia” was operating at the top of the Catholic...
  • Pope Grieves Death of Mass Murdering Communist Dictator

    11/26/2016 8:03:47 AM PST · by ebb tide · 41 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | Philip Pullella
    Pope Francis said the death of Cuba's revolutionary leader Fidel Castro was "sad news" and that he was grieving and praying for his repose. Francis expressed his condolences in a Spanish-language message to Fidel's brother, President Raul Castro on Saturday. The pope, who met Fidel Castro when he visited Cuba last year, said he had received the "sad news" and added: "I express to you my sentiments of grief." Fidel Castro, who was a professed atheist, was baptized as a Catholic and educated in schools run by the Jesuits, the religious order of which the pope is a member.
  • Why the Next House Minority Leader Will Be a Pro-abortion Catholic

    11/26/2016 2:34:59 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 24 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | November 25, 2016 | N/A
    Washington D.C., Nov 25, 2016 / 03:59 am (CNA).- When the Democratic Party makes its decisions about leadership at the end of the month, the House Minority Leader will be a self-proclaimed “pro-choice Catholic.”Both current House minority leader, Nancy Pelosi, and her challenger, Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), profess to be Catholic but also support legalized abortion.Pelosi (D-Calif.) has been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives since 1987. She has consistently advocated in favor of legal abortion, and has earned high ratings from pro-abortion groups including Planned Parenthood Action Fund and NARAL.Ryan represents a district in Northeast Ohio...
  • Progressive Christians to “Take Back Their Faith” After Election

    11/25/2016 7:52:28 AM PST · by Sam's Army · 45 replies
    JuicyEcumenism ^ | 11/25/16 | Derryck Green
    A week after the election, the Huffington Post published a blog entry in which Progressive Christians suggested what like-minded Christians should do in order to “take back their faith.” Still reeling from the election in which Donald Trump was elected president, several progressive Christians pondered the necessary steps to draw a stronger contrast between their brand of kindhearted progressive Christianity, and the kind of conservative, evangelical Christianity that helped elect Donald Trump. The responses were predictably representative of left-wing Christianity, which centered on re-emphasizing social justice issues and identity politics as the “loving,” compassionate, anti-Trumpian counterpart to the hate-filled Christianity...
  • Influential Episcopal Seminary No Longer Offering Degrees Amid Report of $7.9 Million Loss

    11/21/2016 12:17:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/21/2016 | Michael Gryboski
    An influential seminary affiliated with The Episcopal Church has announced that it will no longer issue degrees starting next year, and is reporting a net loss of $7.9 million in assets since last year. The Episcopal Divinity School of Cambridge, Massachusetts, announced in July that they will stop granting degrees at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year. Last week, the divinity school sent out an update to supporters and members of its campus community wherein they noted that the net assets of the seminary had declined rapidly over the past couple of years. "At our meeting, we also accepted...
  • Why Catholics Should Question, Resist Trump Administration

    11/21/2016 2:36:30 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 59 replies
    Crux ^ | November 20, 2016 | Miguel Diaz
    Late at night the day after the election, I picked up a phone call from one of my sons. He called to share how he and his friends felt moments after the election had been called for Mr. Trump. There was an urgent and fearful tone to his voice that I have never sensed before from him.It did not take long before we got right to the core of his concerns: “Dad, my friends and I are very worried. Some of us were crying last night and wondering if Mr. Trump would continue to say the kinds of hurtful things...
  • PCUSA Official Spreads Divisive Post-Election Discourse

    11/17/2016 9:13:07 AM PST · by Sam's Army · 11 replies
    Juicy Ecumenism ^ | November 17, 2016 | Peter Johnson
    The newly selected Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church in the USA (PCUSA), Rev. Dr. J Herbert Nelson II, recently released a statement about the presidential election entitled, “When Incivility Becomes the Norm.” Nelson characterized his missive as a “response to the violence on America’s streets after the election of Mr. Donald Trump as President–Elect of the United States of America.” One might think, upon reading this introduction, that the venerable Reverend Doctor would be making an appeal for peace and calm. After all, peaceful protests are a proud legacy of the church, while violence and riots are generally discouraged...
  • HILLARY ABUSES THE PULPIT

    11/07/2016 10:59:11 AM PST · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    Catholic League ^ | November 7, 2016 | Bill Donohue
    Bill Donohue comments on Hillary Clinton’s speech at an African American church in Philadelphia yesterday: Hillary Clinton took her campaign to Mount Airy Church of God in Christ yesterday afternoon. According to one report, “she urged parishioners of a black church in Philadelphia’s West Oak Lane neighborhood to choose ‘hope over fear’ and vote to send her to the White House.” Another story described how she stood “at a wooden lectern in the center of a purple-carpeted altar,” making her pitch to the faithful. There has been no complaint from the ACLU, Americans United for Separation of Church and State,...
  • WikiLeaks Bombshell: The Soros/Clinton/Vatican Partnership

    11/05/2016 3:50:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 147 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | November 4, 2016 | Elizabeth Yore
    Thanks to WikiLeaks, we learn that in preparation for the U.S. Papal September visit, the Vatican proactively sought input from the most radical fringe of the Democratic Left. Is this Pope Francis’ idea of his peaceful ‘dialogue and encounter? All roads to the Francis Vatican lead back to George Soros. The secret roadmap is provided by both the WikiLeaks’ release of John Podesta emails and DCLeaks documents from George Soros’ Open Society Foundation. These emails corroborate that Soros operatives are collaborating with top Vatican cardinals, at the behest of George Soros. In August 2016, DCLeaks documents hacked from Soros’ Open...
  • Catholic Caucus: In historic first, a cardinal expected to be named head of Newark Archdiocese

    11/04/2016 7:47:48 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies
    NJ.com ^ | November 04, 2016 | Mark Mueller
    In a historic moment for the Archdiocese of Newark, Archbishop John J. Myers on Monday is expected to announce his successor, Cardinal-designate Joseph W. Tobin, currently the archbishop of Indianapolis, NJ Advance Media has learned. Tobin, a moderate leader who has supported a greater role for women in the church, has also expressed the need for more dialogue over gay parishioners and has sparred with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence over the resettlement of Syrian refugees. Tobin has served as archbishop of Indianapolis since October 2012. Pope Francis named him a cardinal last month. The designation takes effect. Nov. 18. The appointment...
  • “We Can and Will Force Christians to Act Against Their faith.” The Democrats War on Christians

    10/25/2016 4:29:13 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 23 replies
    vanity | Oct 25, 2016 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    During Barack Obama’s war on Hobby Lobby his administration said flatly; “We Can and Will Force Christians to Act Against Their faith.” This is what they believe. This is how they see Christians. This was the opening battle in the Democrats’ War on Christians. It was directed by a quintessential stereotypical Democrat. Their Christian attacks are usually led by phony “Catholics” so as to more easily deflect rightful criticism for their dirty business. Putative Catholic Kathleen Sebelius was joined in her war on Hobby Lobby by putative Catholic Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor in what was fortunately a losing effort....
  • 350 women rabbis sign letter condemning Trump ‘hate speech’

    10/23/2016 6:45:03 AM PDT · by Salman · 75 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | October 21, 2016 | Eric Cortellessa
    GOP nominee’s ‘concept of the human person and the human body’ is incompatible with Judaism’s teachings, say spiritual leaders. ... The letter, entitled “Women Rabbis Condemn Trump Hate Speech,” was deliberately planned to coincide with Simhat Torah, the annual time of year in which Jews around the world conclude and then restart their reading cycle of Judaism’s holiest text. One of its signatories, Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, executive vice president of the Rabbinical Assembly who delivered an invocation at this year’s Democratic National Convention, said in an email to reporters that the idea derived from a similar letter sent by Christian...
  • Trump booed at Catholic fundraising dinner

    10/21/2016 6:20:03 AM PDT · by NYer · 133 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | October 21, 2016
    Donald Trump was booed by diners during a Catholic fundraising event last night.The Alfred E Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, an annual white-tie gala in New York, is often the last time the two presidential nominees share a stage before Election Day and is traditionally a time when campaign hostilities are set aside. The event raises money for impoverished children throughout New YorkThe speakers usually poke fun at themselves and each other. But the audience seemed to think Trump had crossed a line with his caustic language about Clinton.Trump referred to his opponent as “corrupt” during a lengthy riff on the FBI’s investigation into her use of...