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  • Papal Adviser Has no Regrets Over Accusing Catholic Trump Supporters of ‘Hate’

    08/19/2017 6:38:36 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 34 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/18/17 | Steve Kokx
    August 18, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — One of the authors of a widely-criticized essay that accused conservative Catholics and Evangelicals in the U.S. of instigating an “ecumenism of hate” is doubling down on his claims. Speaking with The Tablet earlier this week, Marcelo Figueroa said he was happy to see the “necessary” debate that resulted from an article he and papal confidant Fr. Antonio Spadaro S.J. published July 13 in La Civiltà Cattolica, a Jesuit-run journal overseen by the Vatican. In their essay, Figueroa and Spadaro decried what they called the “problematic fusion between … faith and politics” found in America....
  • Hillary Clinton's Pastor admits to plagiarizing prayer

    08/19/2017 10:24:27 AM PDT · by zerosix · 23 replies
    AP ^ | 9/19/17 | Rachel Zoll
    Hillary Clinton’s pastor has acknowledged he plagiarized part of the prayer commentary he sent her the day after she lost the presidential election, a devotional that is at the heart of a book he published Tuesday. The Rev. Bill Shillady said in a statement he was “stunned” to learn that his devotional, “Sunday is Coming,” was so similar to an earlier blog post by the Rev. Matt Deuel of Mission Point Community Church in Warsaw, Indiana. Shillady said he has apologized to Deuel and will credit the Indiana pastor in future editions of the book, titled “Strong for a Moment...
  • Hillary’s ‘Resurrection’ as an Ordained Methodist Minister?

    08/13/2017 1:07:06 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/13/17 | Judi McLeod
    In some people’s view everyone can be forgiven for their sins other than “racist” “misogynist” President Donald Trump Somewhat like Islamic terrorism, Hillary Clinton is declaring herself her own religion. In her case reinventing herself as an ordained Methodist minister, coming in to the pulpit with an already at the ready schism. Husband Bill and daughter Chelsea will no doubt be shouting “Amen” on Sundays when she takes to the pulpit, with Bill only nodding off occasionally when her homilies run overly long.
  • Hillary Clinton's pastor plagiarized portion of new book

    08/14/2017 3:33:01 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 13 replies
    Hillary Clinton's longtime pastor plagiarized the writings of another minister in a new book scheduled to be released on Tuesday. "Strong for a Moment Like This: The Daily Devotions of Hillary Rodham Clinton," is based on emails the Rev. Bill Shillady, a United Methodist minister, wrote to Clinton from April 2015 through December of last year. Shillady and Clinton, a lifelong Methodist, formed a spiritual bond after meeting in New York in 2002. The pastor co-officiated at Chelsea Clinton's wedding in 2010, presided over Clinton's mother's memorial service and blessed her grandchildren. Clinton appears on the cover of "Strong for...
  • Homosexual "Pilgrims" Greet Pope Francis

    08/14/2017 1:34:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | 8-14-2017 | Gloria TV
    During the Angelus of Pope Francis on Sunday, August 13, a banner appeared carrying the text "Gay and lesbian pilgrims greet Pope Francis". According to the Communist Italian paper Il Manifesto it belonged to a group of [dissidenting] "Catholic" homosexualists who undertook a march from Siena to Rome. Vatican security did not intervene to remove the provocation.
  • HILLARY’S PREACHER PROSPECTS

    08/11/2017 1:28:51 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 33 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | 08/11/2017 | Bill Donohue
    Hillary Clinton is back in the news, but for reasons that are confounding her supporters and her detractors alike. She is reportedly weighing a decision to become a Methodist lay preacher. There are good reasons why her fans and foes are befuddled: it is out of character for almost any Democrat these days to evince a serious interest in Christianity. Quite simply, it will not be easy for her to make the jump to preacher status given all the hostility to traditional Christian moral values that she and her Party have expressed for decades. “God talk” has never come easily...
  • Unreal: Clinton's Pastor Compared Her 2016 Election Loss to Jesus's Death

    08/11/2017 12:21:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 11, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    Hillary Clinton's pastor compared her defeat to President Trump in the 2016 election to Jesus Christ’s death. “You, our nation, our world, is experiencing a black Friday," Rev. Bill Shillady wrote to Clinton one day after her loss. "Our hope is that Sunday is coming. But it might well be hell for a while." He also said “life is filled with a lot of Fridays” and Good Friday “represented the day that everything fell apart.” “Today, you are experience a Friday. Your Friday is what happened in the last few weeks and last night in the tragic loss. But Sunday...
  • Hillary Clinton wants to be a lay preacher. Here’s what her spiritual adviser says.

    08/10/2017 7:03:05 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 67 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 8/9/2017 | Martha Quillin
    Hillary Clinton wants to be a preacher, and a Duke Divinity School alum who served as her spiritual adviser during the 2016 presidential campaign says Clinton would be powerful in the pulpit. “I think she would be a terrific preacher,” said the Rev. Bill Shillady, who has been a friend and a pastor to the Clinton family for 15 years. “She knows her Bible, and she loves people and she loves God.” (snip) Shillady said he and Clinton were together for a photo shoot for the book’s release when she said, almost offhandedly, “‘Bill, I think I’d like to do...
  • Pro-Abortion Hillary Clinton Considering Becoming a Methodist Pastor

    08/09/2017 4:29:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    Life News ^ | August 9, 2017 | Steven Ertelt
    So what do you do if you are an abortion advocate who lost two presidential elections in a row? For Hillary Clinton it is considering becoming a Methodist pastor. The news that Clinton would consider becoming a pastor in the United Methodist Church is not surprising given that the Methodist Church supported abortion for years until recently and still has a large contingent of pastors and other church leaders who strongly support abortion. Here’s more: According to The Atlantic, Clinton told her longtime pastor Bill Shillady, at a recent photo shoot for his new book, that she wants to preach...
  • United Methodist Minister Publishing Hillary Clinton Bible Devotional Book

    08/09/2017 12:35:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/09/2017 | Michael Gryboski
    A United Methodist minister is publishing a book of daily Bible devotionals inspired by the verses regularly sent to Hillary Rodham Clinton when she was running for president. The Rev. Bill Shillady, executive director of the New York-based United Methodist City Society, will be releasing the book on Aug. 15. Titled Strong for a Moment Like This: The Daily Devotions of Hillary Rodham Clinton, the book will include 365 of the over 600 devotions as well as a forward by Clinton herself. "Over the course of those 20 months, Shillady — a pastoral friend of Clinton's — and a small...
  • Hillary Wants to Preach

    08/07/2017 8:06:06 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 77 replies
    Hillary Clinton wants to preach. That’s what she told Bill Shillady, her longtime pastor, at a recent photo shoot for his new book about the daily devotionals he sent her during the 2016 campaign. Scattered bits of reporting suggest that ministry has always been a secret dream of the two-time presidential candidate: Last fall, the former Newsweek editor Kenneth Woodward revealed that Clinton told him in 1994 that she thought “all the time” about becoming an ordained Methodist minister. She asked him not to write about it, though: “It will make me seem much too pious.” The incident perfectly captures...
  • Hallelujah! Crooked Hillary Reportedly Wants To Be A Preacher Now

    08/08/2017 9:05:43 AM PDT · by davikkm · 71 replies
    Let’s think about this… She’s tried everything. Over the course of two presidential campaigns she failed to relate to the electorate. If we look hard enough we might even find where she has possibly attacked the Christians among those from whom she sought support. Does anyone really see Hillary as an ordained minister? The Atlantic reports: …Scattered bits of reporting suggest that ministry has always been a secret dream of the two-time presidential candidate: Last fall, the former Newsweek editor Kenneth Woodward revealed that Clinton told him in 1994 that she thought “all the time” about becoming an ordained Methodist...
  • Hillary Wants to Preach

    08/07/2017 2:58:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 47 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 8-7-17 | Emma Green
    Religion is playing a big role in Hillary Clinton's post-election tour. What does she have to gain from sharing her faith now? Hillary Clinton wants to preach. That's what she told Bill Shillady, her long time pastor, at a recent photo shoot for his new book about the daily devotionals he sent her in her during the 2016 campaign.
  • Christians were WRONG to brand Satan evil as scientist insists devil is good

    07/27/2017 4:12:15 AM PDT · by vannrox · 113 replies
    Express ^ | PUBLISHED: 11:01, Sat, Jul 22, 2017 | UPDATED: 14:41, Sat, Jul 22, 2017 | Sean Martin
    The shock claim comes from a scientist who has spent more than 40 years researching the subject. According to Henry Ansgar Kelly, a research professor from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), there is actually “no evidence” to sugges the devil should be portrayed as evil. Instead, Professor Kelly suggests Christians have got it wrong and Satan was actually trying to do good and is on God’s side, but got “overzealous” in his judgements. He said: "There's little or no evidence in the Bible for most of the characteristics and deeds commonly attributed to Satan. "A strict reading of...
  • Gutierrez: Trump a 'Major Criminal' Who Must Be 'Eliminated' From Office

    07/24/2017 3:25:12 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | 24 Jul 2017
    In an indignant sermon before a Chicago church, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) blasted President Trump as "a major criminal" who wants to destroy families and pollute the environment. Gutierrez spoke of how Trump promised to deport illegal alien "criminals" and others who have entered the country illegally. "The major criminal that exists in the United States of America is called Donald Trump [and] he lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Av at the White House," Gutierrez stormed. "Someone who takes health care away from 33 million people is a criminal," he said. Gutierrez blasted Trump for choosing Scott Pruitt to be his...
  • Jen Hatmaker, et al Announce Cancelation of 2017 Belong Tour

    07/21/2017 8:34:47 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 17 replies
    Church Leaders ^ | - July 18, 2017 | By Meredee Berg
    At the close of a 20-year run for the Women of Faith tour, the brand-new version of the women’s gathering with a much younger target demographic—the Belong Tour—was poised to take the reins as the next big event for evangelical women. But due to “critically low ticket sales and the high cost of producing these events,” the 2017 tour was canceled before the first scheduled event took place, according to the event organizers. The event billed itself as a two-day event for “every woman—for conservatives and liberals, young and old, married and single, those who go to church and...
  • NAACP Chair Accuses Pastors Who Prayed With Trump of 'Theological Malpractice'

    07/19/2017 10:34:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2017 | Courtney O'Brian
    You just can't make this stuff up. President Trump and his supporters have been targeted non stop by progressives and the mainstream media since he assumed office, but this may take the cake. Last week, a group of religious leaders were invited to the Oval Office to meet with the president. They took the opportunity, as religious leaders do, to pray for our commander in chief.Johnnie Moore, founder and CEO of The Kairos Company, a public relations firm that works with several ministries, captured the moment. Such an honor to pray within the Oval Office for @POTUS & @VP ....
  • Some Christians ‘massacre, misquote’ Bible for political points, this ex-pastor says

    07/17/2017 5:57:12 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 35 replies
    The State ^ | 7/14/2017
    Rob Bell, who once enraged many evangelicals by questioning hell, is back with a new book that could re-ignite their fury. It’s called “What is the Bible?” And in it, Bell calls for the Bible to be read “literately, not literally.” In these polarized times, many Christians who claim to read the Bible are really more interested in cherry-picking verses to support their political or social points of view, Bell said in a phone interview with the Observer. “You can pull a verse out to justify almost anything,” he said. “When you read the Bible fuller and in-depth, suddenly you...
  • Transgender worshipers could get church services to celebrate their new identity after synod vote

    07/09/2017 12:03:17 PM PDT · by Salman · 25 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9 July 2017 | Olivia Rudgard
    Transgender worshippers could be given church services to celebrate their new identity, after the Church of England synod signaled their support for the move. The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu was among senior figures who implored members of the Church's governing body to vote for a motion asking bishops to consider new liturgy specially designed to welcome a transgender person under their new name. The Revd Chris Newlands, vicar of Lancaster, who proposed it, said the motion was "a wonderful opportunity to create a liturgy which speaks powerfully to the particularities of trans people, and make a significant contribution...
  • US Support for Same-Sex Marriage Soars; Most Catholics Approve

    06/29/2017 7:43:12 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 90 replies
    Public approval for same-sex marriage has skyrocketed in the US, with nearly two-thirds of respondents favoring legal recognition of homosexual unions in a new survey. The Pew Research study found that 62% of Americans favored same-sex marriage, with only 32% opposed. The result represents a stunning change from 2010, when only a minority (42%) supported same-sex marriage—and even from last year, when the figure stood at 55%. Self-identified Catholics were even more likely than the overall sample to favor same-sex unions. Roughly two-thirds of Catholics (67%) and mainline Protestants (68%) supported legal recognition of same-sex unions. Among religious groups, only...