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  • Lunar Eclipse on 4th of July: A Warning to Nations, Israel according to 100-Year-Old Prophecy

    07/02/2020 2:49:56 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 19 replies
    BIN ^ | 7/1/2020 | Adam Eliyahu Berokwitz
    As fireworks fill the night sky on the Fourth of July, people will surely notice the changes taking place to the full moon, the first of the summer season, as it slowly changes color. Though the lunar change will be subtle, a one-hundred-year-old prophecy warns that this eclipse is in omen that should the nations force Israel to give up land in Israel, a foreign leader will pay with his life. A lunar eclipse takes place when the earth is between the sun and the moon, and the moon passes through the earth’s shadow. The Fourth of July will present...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bishop McElroy re-closes Imperial County churches

    07/01/2020 7:56:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    California Catholic Daily ^ | July 1, 2020 | California Catholic Daily
    [Catholic Caucus] Bishop McElroy re-closes Imperial County churches San Diego Catholic Bishop Robert W. McElroy issued the following statement today after Gov. Gavin Newsom recommended that Imperial County re-institute stay-at-home orders because of the high rate of infection of COVID-19 there:“We are pausing our plans to re-open our parishes for public Masses in Imperial County starting today given the current health conditions.“I thank our priests, church personnel and volunteers who had prepared for weeks to welcome our brothers and sisters back to Mass, but the community’s and our parishioners’ safety comes first.“We will keep our faithful informed about when we...
  • Apocalyptic Scenario

    06/29/2020 7:10:20 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 10 replies
    Israel Today ^ | 6/26/2020 | Charles Gardner
    Are we heading for the Bible’s great end-time conflict? We appear to be approaching yet more choppy waters in Israel’s turbulent history. The Jewish state’s proposed ‘annexation’ of the Jordan Valley, along with parts of Judea and Samaria – otherwise known as the West Bank despite being the heart of ancient Israel – is causing hackles to rise once again among the nations. This includes Britain who insist on sticking to their longstanding Foreign Office mantra of pushing for a ‘two-state solution’ – even though there is no evidence whatsoever that it will work, or indeed that it is justifiable....
  • Catholic Bioethicist Warns Against Gene-editing Experiments

    06/28/2020 11:26:13 AM PDT · by Marchmain · 3 replies
    National Catholic Register (EWTN Mews) ^ | June 28, 2020 | Kate Scanlon
    Joseph Meaney, PH.D., speaking Friday in an interview on EWTN Pro-Life Weekly, said that the experiment gone wrong was predictable, because “science, as it emerges into new areas, makes a lot of mistakes.” WASHINGTON — In the wake of a gene-editing experiment gone wrong, the president of the National Catholic Bioethics Center said that the Church must stand firm against the unborn being “sacrificed on the altar of scientific research.” Medium’s science publication OneZero reported last week that scientists in the United Kingdom recently conducted an experiment where they deleted a gene from human embryos using the CRISPR technique. They...
  • [Catholic Caucus] 21 doctors tell bishops Communion on tongue ‘safer’ than in hand

    06/27/2020 3:54:44 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 26, 2020 | Jeanne Smits
    [Catholic Caucus] 21 doctors tell bishops Communion on tongue ‘safer’ than in hand ‘From the point of view of hygiene, it is absolutely incomprehensible to us why oral communion has been banned in Austria. We also consider this form of distribution safer than hand communion.’ June 26, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Twenty-one Austrian doctors have authored a letter appealing their country’s Bishops’ Conference to lift the de facto ban on receiving Holy Communion on the tongue, which has been enforced since Communion in the hand was announced to be the only permitted form of distribution for the consecrated Host. As COVID-19 lockdown...
  • Vatican Renews Call to Divest of Fossil Fuels, Supporting ”Laudato si”

    06/24/2020 5:33:16 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 34 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 6/20/20 | J-P Mauro
    The new book will serve as a manual for implementing environmental and social change. Five years after the release of Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical, “Laudato si’,” the Vatican has renewed its call to action, imploring Catholics to divest themselves from all fossil fuel-related investments. The directives were published in a new book, Journeying Towards Care for Our Common Home, which will act as a manual for implementing the pope’s environmental initiatives. Gerard O’Connell of America Magazine reports that the book was announced by Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States, in a June 18 press conference. The prelate described...
  • How Do Atheists Explain The Incomprehensible Variety Of The World's Material Objects?

    06/23/2020 11:55:25 AM PDT · by JAG 5000 · 75 replies
    JAG 5000
    JAG 5000 Writes: You go into a Super Walmart Store and you go into a Super Mall, like The Mall Of America, and you look at what is on the shelves. You pause and reflect upon the numerous varieties of raw materials used to make the hundreds of thousands of material objects found in those stores and in the world at large --- from paper clips to huge ocean going cruise ships and aircraft carriers and Boeing 747's. You pause and think about the almost unfathomable number of material objects humans have made from the raw materials (eg. steel, copper,...
  • Some Intelligent Design Quotes From An Atheist: Fred Hoyle

    06/22/2020 7:30:25 PM PDT · by JAG 5000 · 35 replies
    JAG 5000
    “I am an atheist, but as far as blowing up the world in a nuclear war goes, I tell them not to worry.”___Fred Hoyle “Life cannot have had a random beginning ... The trouble is that there are about 2000 enzymes, and the chance of obtaining them all in a random trial is only one part in 10^40,000, an outrageously small probability that could not be faced even if the whole universe consisted of organic soup.”___Fred Hoyle “There is a coherent plan to the universe, though I don't know what it's a plan for.”__Fred hoyle “The notion that not only...
  • Vatican Urges Catholics Into Action on Pope Francis’ Laudato si’

    06/22/2020 6:09:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 6/18/20 | Hannah Brockhaus
    Vatican City, Jun 18, 2020 / 09:00 am MT (CNA).- With a new 200-page document, the Vatican is encouraging Catholics to put their faith into action to promote integral ecology and care of creation, following the inspiration of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato si’. The introduction of On the Journey for Care of the Common Home says “the intention is to offer an orientation to the action of Catholics (but not only) in the secular dimension and to ask every Christian to examine their own behavior, also in everyday life…” The document was presented June 18 in Italian. The booklet will...
  • Pope Says Coronavirus Should Spark New Rnvironmental Awareness

    06/21/2020 5:10:21 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/21/20 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The drastic reduction in pollution during coronavirus lockdowns around the world should lead to greater concern for the environment as restrictions are lifted, Pope Francis said on Sunday. At his Sunday address in St. Peter’s Square, Francis said the pandemic made many people reflect on their relationship with the environment. The square reopened to the public a month ago and Italy’s last travel restrictions were lifted on June 3. “The lockdown has reduced pollution and revealed once more the beauty of so many places free from traffic and noise. Now, with the resumption of activities, we...
  • At Five-Year Mark for ‘Laudato Si,’ Vatican Offers a ‘Users Guide’

    06/20/2020 6:03:13 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Crux ^ | 6/18/20 | Elise Ann Allen
    ROME – To mark the five-year anniversary of Pope Francis’s eco-encyclical, Laudato Si, the Vatican Thursday published a “users guide” for both parishes and public officials on how to implement the document, including such concrete measures as a balanced diet, carpooling to reduce energy consumption, recycling, and “drip-by-drip” irrigation to curb water waste. The document also calls on legislators and governments to adopt eco-friendly policies, such as enshrining water as a “universal human right” and promoting international efforts to protect vulnerable ecosystems such as the Amazon and the Congo River Basin. In keeping with Pope Francis’s view of “integral ecology,”...
  • The Promise of Transhumanism appeals to Lost People who want to achieve Eternal Life apart from an Almighty God Who Created Them

    06/20/2020 10:53:21 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 78 replies
    nteb ^ | 6/20/2020 | G. Grider
    Covid-19 has spotlighted the promise and peril of transhumanism, the idea of using AI technology to overcome sickness, aging and death and achieve eternal life. Ever since the Tower of Babel, fallen man has dreamed, schemed and plotted a way that they could have eternal life apart from the One who created them, that is God. They don’t want to die, no one does, but neither do they care about or wish to be accountable to a holy and righteous God who has every right to demand that from His own creation. Transhumanism is the idea that with enough advances...
  • Russian Orthodox Church May Revise Its Approach to In Vitro Fertilization

    06/19/2020 7:24:05 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Interfax ^ | 6/17/20
    Moscow, June 17, Interfax - Attitude of the Russian Orthodox Church to in vitro fertilization can be changed, Bishop Savva (Tutunov), the Patriarchate's deputy property manager, believes. "One of the main, but not the only, problem of the in vitro fertilization was that several embryos were picked up and then their excess was eliminated. It is unacceptable for church approach. As I understand, today the new techniques allow avoiding such a situation, so the theme of in vitro fertilization is widely discussed in the Church and some new texts are being prepared," the bishop said in his interview with NG-Religii...
  • Christianity boosts wellbeing!

    06/15/2020 11:38:46 AM PDT · by Teleios Research · 15 replies
    Teleios ^ | Teleios
    Teleios conducted a wellbeing survey and found personal wellbeing was better among evangelical Christians compared to social Christians, Christian seekers or non-Christians. Evangelicals were more content, at peace, and joyful than the other groups. This was the first survey, to our knowledge, evaluating wellbeing in young Christians versus non-Christians. These findings support our prior research showing Christians who adhere to their faith report better general wellbeing. In addition, peer-reviewed medical literature notes that those practicing the Christian faith report better wellbeing than those who do not, specifically in healthy individuals, patients with a variety of diseases and those with addiction...
  • This is Scary. Is it All Being Funded and Paid For?

    06/10/2020 10:20:08 AM PDT · by madison10 · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | June 3, 2020 | Marcus Rogers
    Excellent Video. Watch it all.
  • Archbishop Viganò’s powerful letter to President Trump: Eternal struggle between good and evil playing out right now

    06/06/2020 4:52:10 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 44 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 7, 2020 | Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò
    For the first time, the United States has in you a President who courageously defends the right to life, who is not ashamed to denounce the persecution of Christians throughout the world, who speaks of Jesus Christ and the right of citizens to freedom of worship. Your participation in the March for Life, and more recently your proclamation of the month of April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, are actions that confirm which side you wish to fight on. And I dare to believe that both of us are on the same side in this battle, albeit with different...
  • [Barf Alert] Pope Francis: Wounds of Mother Earth ‘Bleed in Us’

    06/06/2020 10:53:59 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 5, 2020 | Thomas D. Williams
    [Barf Alert] Pope Francis: Wounds of Mother Earth ‘Bleed in Us’ ROME — Pope Francis employed some of his strongest environmental rhetoric to date Friday, insisting the planet earth is “sick,” “wounded,” and “bleeding.”Writing to the president of Colombia, Iván Duque Márquez, on the occasion of World Environment Day, the pope said that “protection of the environment and respect for the biodiversity of the planet are issues that affect us all.”“We cannot pretend to be healthy in a world that is sick,” Francis said. “The wounds inflicted on our mother earth are wounds that also bleed in us.”
  • Deciphering the Biblical 666 (Part 2)

    06/03/2020 9:14:07 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 13 replies
    Medium ^ | 6/2/2020 | Jamie Northrup
    Because of current events taking shape, I find myself in more conversations with friends regarding the coming "Mark of the Beast". My circle of friends is very aware of 666 and the "Mark" so there is often a confidence that when the "Mark" comes, everyone will know, especially Christians. However, overconfidence in this situation may be deadly. Why? God's word clearly prefaces recognition of the "Mark of the Beast" by saying it requires wisdom and understanding. Once again, God's Word says that only those with wisdom and understanding with know! How can this be possible? How could most of the...
  • [Barf Alert] [Catholic) Bishops Tout ‘European Green Deal’ as Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

    05/29/2020 4:13:23 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 29, 2020 | Thomas D. Williams
    [Barf Alert] Bishops Tout ‘European Green Deal’ as Response to COVID-19 Pandemic ROME — The Catholic bishops of the European Union (COMECE) have endorsed the European Green Deal as an “underpinning strategy” for a continent-wide plan of recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.“Ecological justice” must be at the core of Europe’s response to the pandemic, the bishops stated in a position paper Wednesday, because the coronavirus outbreak “has revealed both our dependence as well as our disastrous impact on a heavily fragile eco-system.”“A virus that causes a lung disease made us realise that we cannot live healthy on a sick and...
  • Laudato Si’ at Five: Dioceses Embrace Pope’s Call for Care of the Earth

    05/28/2020 5:29:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Crux ^ | 5/20/20 | Dennis Sadowski
    CLEVELAND - The Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis is “greening.” So are the dioceses of Stockton, California; Joliet, Illinois; and others across the United States. Participants in diocesan environmental ministries credit Pope Francis’s 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home, for raising awareness and motivating Catholics and others to act in countless ways to protect creation. “The pope’s encyclical lays out the scene very well and is something we can have an impact with,” said John Mundell, an environmental consultant and a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Indianapolis, who is a leader...