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  • 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.
  • Methodist High Court Rejects First Openly Gay Bishop’s Consecration

    04/29/2017 6:28:39 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 48 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 4/28/17 | Laurie Goodstein
    The United Methodist Church’s highest court has ruled that the consecration of its first openly gay bishop violated church law, compounding a bitter rift over homosexuality that has brought the 13-million-member denomination to the brink of schism. In a 6-to-3 vote made public on Friday, the church’s Judicial Council found that a married lesbian bishop and those who consecrated her were in violation of their “commitment to abide by and uphold the church’s definition of marriage and stance on homosexuality.” Still, the court ruled that the bishop, Karen P. Oliveto of Denver, “remains in good standing” pending further proceedings, offering...
  • Lesbian Methodist bishop faces challenge to her election

    04/24/2017 4:37:23 PM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    AP ^ | April 24, 2017 | Rachel Zoll
    Karen Oliveto clutched a friend's hand, closed her eyes and wept when she learned last year she had been elected a bishop of the United Methodist Church. Oliveto, who is married to another woman, had become the denomination's first openly gay bishop.
  • Bishops must end aid group’s funding for abortion, LGBT activist groups: pro-life leaders

    04/24/2017 2:25:03 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | April 24, 2017 | Lianne Lalurence
    April 24, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Canada’s bishops must clean up or shut down Development & Peace in the wake of a LifeSiteNews investigation that revealed the Catholic aid organization funded pro-abortion and pro-homosexual activist groups in Latin American, pro-life leaders say. “We can’t have Catholic money going to organizations that don’t have respect for human life from the very time of conception onward,” said Jim Hughes, president of Campaign Life Coalition, Canada’s national pro-life, pro-family political lobby group. “It’s time for the bishops to shake this whole thing up and put into positions of authority people who are going to...
  • Marijuana on Religious Grounds? A Cannabis Church Opens in Denver

    04/20/2017 6:09:57 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 37 replies
    NYT ^ | 4-20-17 | JACEY FORTIN
    For the International Church of Cannabis in Denver, there were three reasons to celebrate on Thursday. First, it was opening day. The church, a more than century-old building recently adorned with brightly colored paintings by the artists Kenny Scharf and Okuda San Miguel, welcomed the public early in the afternoon, at which time no cannabis consumption was allowed inside. “It seemed to be a nice steady flow of people,” said Lee Molloy, a founder of the church and a member, who estimated that a couple of hundred people had come by.
  • In unusual omission, no Trump-pope meeting planned during Italy G-7

    04/11/2017 3:39:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    Religion News Services ^ | April 11, 2017 | Phillip Pullella
    In what would be a highly unusual omission, President Trump has not asked to meet Pope Francis during the president’s visit to Italy next month for the Group of Seven summit, sources said. Trump, who Francis suggested was “not Christian” if he wanted a wall on the Mexican border, is due in Sicily on May 26-27 for a meeting of the heads of the world’s richest nations. The two men have diametrically opposing positions on immigration, refugees, climate change and unbridled capitalism. Trump called the pope’s criticism of his plan to build the Mexico wall “disgraceful.”
  • Notre Dame to Give Highest Honor to Jesuit Priest Who Supports Gay ‘Marriage,’ Women Priests

    04/09/2017 10:46:57 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/7/17 | Lisa Bourne
    NOTRE DAME, Indiana, April 7, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The University of Notre Dame will award its highest honor to a priest who has openly dissented from Church teaching on homosexual “marriage,” women “priests” and worthiness to receive Holy Communion. Jesuit Father Gregory Boyle will be this year’s Laetare Medal recipient, the university announced recently. Father Boyle is renowned for his decades-long work with incarcerated and gang-involved individuals. He will be given the award at the university’s May 21 commencement ceremony. Father Boyle criticized the U.S. Bishops’ opposition to homosexual “marriage” in a 2010 interview during the debate over California’s Proposition...
  • 'Religious left' emerging as U.S. political force in Trump era

    03/27/2017 6:40:44 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/27/17 | Scott Malone
    Since President Donald Trump's election, monthly lectures on social justice at the 600-seat Gothic chapel of New York's Union Theological Seminary have been filled to capacity with crowds three times what they usually draw. In January, the 181-year-old Upper Manhattan graduate school, whose architecture evokes London's Westminster Abbey, turned away about 1,000 people from a lecture on mass incarceration. In the nine years that Reverend Serene Jones has served as its president, she has never seen such crowds. "The election of Trump has been a clarion call to progressives in the Protestant and Catholic churches in America to move out...