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  • Protesters gather at Ark Encounter on its second anniversary

    08/06/2018 11:41:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Grant County News ^ | July 11,2018 | Amanda Kelly
    Between 120 and 200 people gathered outside the Ark Encounter on July 7 to protest on the attraction’s second anniversary. Organized by the Tri-State Freethinkers, co-founder Jim G. Helton said he was happy with the turnout — more than double than last year’s protest. “The Ark Encounter has become a symbol of what’s wrong in Kentucky with the war on separation of church and state,” Helton said. “And when equality is under attack, atheists show up.” Several speakers took the stage to kick off the protest, then the group marched up the sidewalk to the entrance of the Ark. Helton...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis and Capital Punishment

    08/03/2018 11:39:19 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    First Things ^ | August 3, 2018 | Edward Feser
    In a move that should surprise no one, Pope Francis has once again appeared to contradict two millennia of clear and consistent scriptural and Catholic teaching. The Vatican has announced that the Catechism of the Catholic Church will be changed to declare the death penalty “inadmissible” given the “inviolability and dignity of the person” as understood “in the light of the Gospel.”There has always been disagreement among Catholics about whether capital punishment is, in practice, the morally best way to uphold justice and social order. However, the Church has always taught, clearly and consistently, that the death penalty is in...
  • [Cath Caucus]Fraud: Facial Recognition Technology Shows Two Sister Lucy's are NOT the Same Person

    08/02/2018 4:43:06 AM PDT · by piusv · 13 replies
    I can now release the overall results of the facial recognition tests that have been performed using the most up to date technology available analyzed by the most sophisticated software technicians and organized and analyzed by an expert investigator. "The only thing similar was the habit" were the words I just heard from the investigator in our phone conversation about the result. More specifics on the technicalities of the result will follow this initial announcement. On advice, I will not yet reveal the names of the investigators, the names of the companies involved, or the names of the programs being...
  • Evolution and Catholicism

    08/01/2018 4:51:12 PM PDT · by jcpryor · 10 replies
    The Chris Pryor Show ^ | 08/01/2018 | Chris Pryor
    We are joined tonight by Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, OP. from Thomistic Evolution. Fr. Nicanor is a biologist and a Dominican priest committed to the idea that evolution is completely compatible with traditional Thomistic theology. His fantastic site can be found at: http://www.thomisticevolution.org/about-us/
  • I will convince you of a fact-based God in less than 1,500 words

    08/01/2018 10:24:15 AM PDT · by John Conlin · 73 replies
    personal blog and YouTube video ^ | 8/1/2018 | John Conlin
    Of Course God exists The Conlin Challenge - I will convince you of a fact-based, as opposed to a faith-based God in less than 1,500 words So you believe in science, eh? Excellent, so do I. One aspect of this scientific thinking is a laissez-faire attitude towards results. A person who truly follows a scientific-way of thinking shouldn’t care one way or the other about a certain experiment; they simply attempt to map reality and by definition must follow the facts wherever they lead. True followers of science are therefore immune to allowing personal biases to infect their professional thinking....
  • An Important Question for the Secular World: Why?

    08/01/2018 9:41:23 AM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-31-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    An Important Question for the Secular World: Why? Msgr. Charles Pope • July 31, 2018 • One of the more common misunderstandings of the modern age—we might even call it a delusion— is confusing explanation with meaning. Using the scientific method and other empirical techniques, we have been able to explain many of the processes and mechanics of the natural world.To give explanation, however, is not the same as to ascribe meaning. To answer how things work is not the same as to answer why they do. Showing, for example, the wonderful symbiotic relationships involved in photosynthesis and describing...
  • I Believe…In the Resurrection of the Flesh

    07/31/2018 11:39:39 AM PDT · by Sontagged · 8 replies
    CRI Christian Research Institute ^ | Summer 1989 | Norman L. Geisler
    I Believe…In the Resurrection of the Flesh By Norman L. Geisler Down through the centuries orthodox Christians have always confessed with the Apostles’ Creed: “I believe…in the resurrection of the flesh.” This affirmation of faith in the believer’s resurrection is grounded in faith in Christ’s resurrection. A major purpose of the latter resurrection was to make possible the former; thus they are both of the same nature (2 Cor. 4:14; 1 Cor. 15:20-23, 48; Phil. 3:21). The two doctrines are therefore interdependent, and will be treated as one doctrine in this article. In spite of the historic church’s unwavering belief...
  • [Cath Cauc] Catholics Have No Obligation to Follow Francis’ Green-Left Agenda - Cardinal Müller

    07/29/2018 5:25:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | July 29, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Catholics Have No Obligation to Follow Francis’ Green-Left Agenda - Cardinal Müller Catholics are not obliged to follow Pope Francis’s green-left agenda in opposing fossil fuels and favouring agreements on environmental issues, Cardinal Gerhard Müller has told The Weekend Australian (July 27). Müller is in Sydney to address the Australian Confraternity of Catholic Clergy conference. "We are not a green party", he added, "Environmental policy is nothing to do with faith and morals. Those issues are for politicians and for people to vote for the party they agree with." “Bishops are not scientists, environmental experts or politicians." Müller recommended that...
  • Artificial Intelligence Shows Why Atheism Is Unpopular

    07/27/2018 7:28:00 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 7/23/18 | Sigal Samuel
    “I lose sleep at night on this.”Imagine you’re the president of a European country. You’re slated to take in 50,000 refugees from the Middle East this year. Most of them are very religious, while most of your population is very secular. You want to integrate the newcomers seamlessly, minimizing the risk of economic malaise or violence, but you have limited resources. One of your advisers tells you to invest in the refugees’ education; another says providing jobs is the key; yet another insists the most important thing is giving the youth opportunities to socialize with local kids. What do you...
  • Global War or World Peace? Friday Night’s Lunar Eclipse Will Tell

    07/26/2018 3:37:39 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 6 replies
    BIN ^ | 7/26/18 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    On the night of Friday, July 27th, the longest lunar eclipse of the century will appear in the heavens over Israel, with one rabbi labeling it “an omen for Israel.” Though it is remarkable in its longevity, lunar eclipses are not rare, occurring an average of three times each year. In its discussion of eclipses, the Talmud (Sukkot 29a) specifically described solar eclipses as being a bad omen for the nations. Indeed, the complete solar eclipse that transversed the continental United States last summer ushered in the most devastating hurricane season in US history. The same source in the Talmud...
  • Everywhere A Sign

    07/24/2018 2:50:18 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 13 replies
    Unsealed ^ | 7/24/18 | Gary
    The signs are clear, 'X' marks the spot Last year a Great Sign described in the Bible occurred on 9/23.  That same year, an all-time record number of Jews ascended the Temple Mount: 1,293.  The Great Sign pictured a woman in labor and a soon-to-be-born child.  Israel is the woman.  The child is the Body of Christ, the Church.  Exactly 300 days after the Great Sign, the world witnessed the biggest prophetic development in a half-century as Israel, the woman, enacted the historic nation-state law on July 19th at right about 3:00 am Israeli time.  The media likened the law's...
  • Does The Glorified Body of Christ Have Blood?

    07/18/2018 1:52:36 AM PDT · by Sontagged · 124 replies
    Shameless Popery ^ | December 5, 2012 | by Joe Heschmeyer
    One of the strangest beliefs that I’ve come across through this blog is the idea that the glorified Body of Jesus Christ contains Flesh and Bones, but no Blood. I first came across it in a reader comment; since then, I’ve heard this view advanced by several Protestant apologetics websites, like the popular Calvinist apologetics blog CARM (Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry), along with Let Us Reason Ministries, and Bible.ca. Additionally, this appears to be the traditional Mormon view, one endorsed by their founder, Joseph Smith. As you’ll soon see, this theory suffers from a number of problems: the Scriptural...
  • [Cath Cauc] “I propose to the Pope that environmental protection be included in the Code”

    07/17/2018 3:53:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Vatican Insider / La Stampa ^ | July 17, 2018 | ANDREA TORNIELLI
    A new canon to be inserted in the Code of Canon Law, dedicated to the “grave duty” of the Christian faithful not only “not to harm” but also to “improve” the natural environment. This is the proposal that Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, President Emeritus of the Dicastery for Legislative Texts, intends to make to Pope Francis, as he himself announced during the meeting entitled “Dialogue on Catholic Investments for the Energy Transition”, held in Rome last 12 July 2018. The meeting was an opportunity for discussion - behind closed doors - between representatives of Vatican institutions, foundations and Catholic organizations committed...
  • Couple Headed to Prison After They Refused Medical Care for Their Premature Baby Girl

    07/17/2018 1:04:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 39 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 17, 2018 | John Stonestreet
    Equal treatment under the law is a cornerstone of our government—but one group of humans doesn’t get the same treatment as everyone else. What does being born change about a child? Speaking strictly scientifically, nothing of consequence. A child minutes before birth is the same as a child minutes after birth: same physical capabilities, same level of development, both highly dependent on others, they even look more or less the same. Both dream, suck their thumbs, respond to mom’s voice, and feel pain. But when it comes to both federal and state law, the difference between an unborn baby and...
  • The Shroud Of Turin Is Not Jesus' Burial Cloths

    07/17/2018 1:36:35 AM PDT · by Sontagged · 60 replies
    Patheos ^ | March 2, 2015 | Kermit Zarley
    Tonight, CNN presented a one hour television documentary special entitled “Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery.” I thought this title was inappropriate because the entire episode was about whether or not the Shroud of Turin is the burial cloth of Jesus. Thus, the title should have had “Shroud of Turin” in it or the like. CNN did some advertising of this special, so I think they were a bit deceptive about whole thing. They interviewed some scholars, including Ben Witherington III who is a friend of mine. I am always surprised by the attention given the Shroud of Turin by many...
  • My Savior's Hands - Song

    07/15/2018 5:40:49 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman
    My Savior's Hands - Lyrics (Isa. 53, Zech. 12:10, Mark 1:41, John 9:6-7; 20:20, 1 Peter 3:18, Rev. 1:7; 16-18; 22:3-5) I waited patiently for my Lord and He heard my cry He spoke to me from His precious Word and said, I am nigh And at this time, He brought me to see, His precious hands Those hands, His precious hands, were pierced right through for all our sins And when I think, on such wondrous things, O my Savior's hands Those hands, My Savior's hands, testify of all His selfless love And EVERMORE, all shall see, His precious...
  • Study Affirms Earth Is Uncommon and Perhaps Even Unique

    07/13/2018 9:42:03 AM PDT · by Salvation · 70 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-12-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Study Affirms Earth Is Uncommon and Perhaps Even Unique Msgr. Charles Pope • July 12, 2018 • A new study has been issued from Oxford University that casts doubt on the notion that there is “intelligent” life in abundance elsewhere in the universe. More on that study in a moment.Meanwhile, I have written from time to time on the question of whether there is other intelligent life in the universe. As a Catholic, I have no need for the answer to be yes or no; the Church does not teach on this one way or another. Neither do the...
  • Former Vatican Bank Chief: Authors of New World Order Demographic Collapse Influencing the Vatican

    07/12/2018 6:06:29 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/9/18 | Diane Montagna
    ROME, July 7, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — The demographic collapse of the West in recent decades was planned in order to create the necessary conditions to usher in a New World Order, and the authors of this collapse are now influencing the Vatican at the highest levels, the former president of the Vatican bank has said. Speaking at the first international conference of the John Paul II academy for human life and the family, Italian economist and banker Ettore Gotti Tedeschi said efforts to decrease the world’s population by globalist elites have set in motion a series of predictable and intended...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Towards a “Christ-Free” Church

    07/11/2018 7:45:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | July 11, 2018 | Riccardo Cascioli
    In presenting the Vatican Conference held July 5-6 to mark the third anniversary of Laudato Si, the Dicastery for the Service of Integral Human Development announced that it has become “plastic-free” as a way of giving good example to everyone. But is this the witness that Christ has asked for?Last week, from July 5-6, a large international conference was held at the Vatican which wanted to make a big deal about the third anniversary of the publication of the encyclical letter Laudato Si. The title of the conference was “Saving Our Common Home and the Future of Life on Earth.”...
  • REAL FLESH! REAL BONES! REAL BLOOD! - PART I

    07/10/2018 12:24:36 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 54 replies
    Online Sermons ^ | June 13, 2010 | Dr. R. L. Hymers, Jr.
    A sermon preached at the Baptist Tabernacle of Los Angeles Lord’s Day Morning, June 13, 2010 “And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat? And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. And he took it, and did eat before them” (Luke 24:41-43). Oh, I know that the subject of this sermon might disturb some preachers! But they may not have studied the subject thoroughly, may not have meditated on verses about Christ’s resurrection long enough! Preachers ought to speak loud and clear...