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  • Pope Francis Calls for Civil Union Law for Same-Sex Couples, in Shift From Vatican Stance

    10/21/2020 9:02:41 AM PDT · by NRx · 34 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 10-21-2020 | CNA
    ROME — In a documentary that premiered Wednesday in Rome, Pope Francis called for the passage of civil union laws for same-sex couples, departing from the position of the Vatican’s doctrinal office and the pope’s predecessors on the issue. The remarks came amid a portion of the documentary that reflected on pastoral care for those who identify as LGBT. “Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family. They’re children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out, or be made miserable because of it,” Pope Francis said in the film, of...
  • FSSP: Catholics voting for Biden ‘would commit a grave sin’

    10/19/2020 6:33:43 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 16, 2020 | Martin Bürger
    FSSP: Catholics voting for Biden ‘would commit a grave sin’ The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) pointed out that 'any Catholic who supports' pro-abortion Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden 'would be in proximate cooperation with evil.' Update October 19, 2020 at 4:28 p.m. Eastern time: This article has been updated to make clear that although the article was published by the Fraternity of St. Peter, it does not necessarily reflect the view of the FSSP in general. The article the FSSP published was an opinion piece written by an anonymous FSSP priest. October 19, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — An article published by...
  • The Communists Know It: Christ Stoned the Adulteress

    09/24/2020 2:45:58 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | September 24, 2020 | Gloria TV
    The Communists Know It: Christ Stoned the Adulteress \ A Chinese textbook on professional ethics and law for vocational schools claims that Christ stoned the adulteress in John 8 to death because he wanted to respect the law, reports (September 22).However, in the original John 8, Christ says, “Let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone” adding "go and sin no more."According to the Chinese Communist Gospel Jesus says, “I too am a sinner but if the law could only be executed by men without blemish, the law would be dead.”Legalism, fanaticism, and cruelty are indeed...
  • Pro-Gay Francis: “Church Loves Practicing Homosexuals"

    09/17/2020 5:49:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 37 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | September 17, 2020 | Gloriia TV
    Pro-Gay Francis: “Church Loves Practicing Homosexuals" The Church does “not exclude” [practicing] homosexuals, Francis said at the end of his September 16 General Audience while meeting forty members of Tenda di Gionata, an organisation of pro-homosex parents of homosexual children.Italian media reported that Francis lied at them by claiming that “the Church loves your children as they are because they are children of God."The group gave Francis the book Fortunate Fathers about homosexuals who attack the Church, and a gay-propaganda T-Shirt with the slogan, “In love there is no fear” (1 John 4,18). Francis smiled when receiving the shirt.However: In...
  • Why 'the church isn’t perfect' line has become a cop-out; Christians cannot use this as an excuse to ignore sin.

    09/07/2020 7:14:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 297 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/07/2020 | Robin Schumacher
    A few months back, some guy began flirting with my 19-year old daughter via her Instagram account. This is (unfortunately) pretty common, but much to my delight she does a great job with slamming the door in their face. However, this particular guy was more persistent than usual and wouldn’t back off. His tenacity led my daughter to use her excellent technical sleuthing skills to find out exactly who he was.Turns out the guy was a married youth pastor.My daughter found him, his church, his wife, and other details. That presented us with the dilemma of whether we should contact...
  • Covering Sin - Devotional

    08/24/2020 11:14:06 AM PDT · by metmom · 5 replies
    Grace to ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "[Love] bears all things" (1 Cor. 13:7). Love confronts sin but protects the sinner. In 1 Corinthians 13:7 Paul mentions four qualities of love that are closely related: bearing all things, believing all things, hoping all things, and enduring all things. That might sound like love is indiscriminate and accepting of anything that comes along, but "all things" in that verse is qualified by the context. Love rejects jealousy, bragging, arrogance, and so on (vv. 4-6), but it bears, believes, hopes, and endures all things that are within the parameters of God's Word. "Love bears all things" speaks of love's...
  • The Psychology of godlessness... Romans series

    “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness…” (Romans 1:18)The Gospel doesn’t begin with man and his need for salvation, it begins with God, His Glory and His wrath against sin. The apostle tells us that the wrath of God; that is His ceaseless, active and fierce opposition to everything that is wrong, evil, perverse or false, is being revealed from heaven against man every single day. The way God’s wrath is daily being revealed is in the steady degeneration of society, the “giving over”of society...
  • Researchers Doubt That Certain Mental Disorders Are Disorders At All

    08/16/2020 7:15:14 PM PDT · by krny9 · 79 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8/11/2020 | Alison Escalante
    What if mental disorders like anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder aren’t mental disorders at all? In a compelling new paper, biological anthropologists call on the scientific community to rethink mental illness. With a thorough review of the evidence, they show good reasons to think of depression or PTSD as responses to adversity rather than chemical imbalances. And ADHD could be a way of functioning that evolved in an ancestral environment, but doesn’t match the way we live today. Adaptive responses to adversity Mental disorders are routinely treated by medication under the medical model. So why are the anthropologists who...
  • Dear Christians: The world saw Falwell's sin, will they see your mercy?

    08/12/2020 8:11:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/12/2020 | John Wesley Reid
    Disclosure: John Wesley Reid worked for Liberty University as a national recruiter for nearly three years and since moving to Washington DC has interviewed Jerry Falwell numerous times as a reporter. He currently contributes to Liberty University's Falkirk Center for Faith and Liberty as a writer and strategist.Over the past year or so, students and alumni of Liberty University have shared a common mantra aimed at Jerry Falwell Jr.:“The world is watching.”The statement surfaced routinely when Falwell made headlines from an off-color joke or poorly worded statement.Now in the wake of a photo-gone-viral taken of Falwell while on vacation, a...
  • How Therapists Became Gods

    08/09/2020 6:10:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    American ^ | August 9, 2020 | Judith Acosta
    In the space of what feels like a breath, we went from the Greatest Generation to the legalization of infanticide, from a country with a singular and evolved moral code to the ripping down of the Ten Commandments in courtrooms across the country, from a rational acknowledgment of natural gender to drag-queen story hour at the public library. How in the world did this happen? I’m saddened to say that some of the biggest players in this cultural catastrophe have been psychotherapists. My generation was bottle fed with the nectar of psychotherapy and a philosophy that presented itself as secular...
  • The Democrats never apologized for their greatest sin (vanity)

    08/06/2020 5:48:08 PM PDT · by Crucial · 24 replies
    8-6-20 | Myself
    As I listen to Democrats attack Trump for being racist I have to laugh at the irony. Before and during the Civil War Democrats in Congress owned slaves. They fought a war to expand slavery into the Western states. Democrats championed the fugitive slave act. They wanted to hold onto their slaves as they viewed them as property. Republicans did not want slavery to expand westward and overwhelmingly wanted slavery ended. Today, Democrats accuse Americans, mostly white Americans of racism, although no one of any skin color is safe if they have different political views than Democrats. The Democrats assume...
  • Two Simultanious Realities... Romans 3

    For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: (Romans 3:23-24)The subject of Romans chapter three has been thus far, All. All of us are under a Divine sentence of condemnation, All of us like sheep have gone astray from God. There are no exceptions, not even Israel, All of us have defected from God. Yet to that same ALL, God has provided a gift, even the very Righteousness that He demands of us, in the person of Jesus Christ. The gift is...
  • Time Capsule: Mike Wallace hammers Margaret Sanger in 1957 interview

    12/03/2010 4:23:28 PM PST · by wagglebee · 32 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/3/10 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
      Mike Wallace interviews Margaret Sanger. December 3, 2010 ( - In 1957, an aging Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood and the international birth control movement, agreed to an interview with CBS News’ Mike Wallace. In stark contrast with the sympathetic reception Sanger could expect to receive today in a network television interview, Wallace hammered Sanger with difficult questions and caught her in contradictions, while Sanger squirmed, fidgeted, and denied statements she had made only a week earlier in pre-interview discussions with CBS staff.This fascinating and sometimes chilling interview with Sanger can be found at the website of the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis's Gay Sex Abuse Agenda vs. Pope Benedict's Catholic Anti-Sex Abuse Agenda

    06/16/2020 5:24:42 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Catholic Monitor ^ | June 16, 2020 | Fred Martinez
    [Catholic Caucus] Francis's Gay Sex Abuse Agenda vs. Pope Benedict's Catholic Anti-Sex Abuse Agenda Francis strolls hand in hand with the anti-gangster and gay rights advocate Fr. Luigi Ciotti On September 1, Crux reported that Francis said: "Let's call unions between the same sex 'civil unions.'" (Crux, "'I consulted a psychoanalyst,' Pope Francis reveals in new book," September 1, 2017) The gay/lesbian dissenting New Ways Ministry said: "Pope Francis has never, as pontiff, stated his endorsement of [homosexual] civil unions so flatly. (He did support civil unions as a compromise to his opposition towards marriage equality... As pontiff, he...
  • "Forgive Us Our Trespasses, AS We Forgive Those Who Trespass Against Us" - a Blessing or a Curse

    04/26/2020 8:18:51 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 17 replies
    Freep | 04-26-2020 | CharlesOconnell
    A man became diabetic, before that he had no desire for sweets, afterwards he started hiding candy around the house like an alcoholic hides bottles. Before my heart attack, I never wanted salt, never liked it. But afterward, "mmm, gimmie that salt, GOOD!!!". It's a variant on "the grass is always greener on the other side of the hill", that whatever we can't have is precisely what we want. How do we regard the idea of "healing" from the effects of sin? This is in an age when the chief sin, is disbelief in sin. When we are going along...
  • Vatican theologian: Pandemic is God’s chastisement for ‘infidelity’ of top Catholic shepherds

    04/03/2020 12:54:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 3, 2020 | Martin Bürger
    Vatican theologian: Pandemic is God’s chastisement for ‘infidelity’ of top Catholic shepherds The COVID-19 pandemic is a ‘warning to the men of the Church’ who have betrayed Christ’s teaching Pope Francis receives Pachamama statue in Vatican gardens during indigenous ceremony, Rome, Oct. 4, 2019. April 3, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Italian priest and theologian Nicola Bux has identified both the sins within the Church as well as the sins of the world as the root of the current pandemic and its effects on the daily life of Catholics. Like Archbishop Viganò and Bishop Schneider, the former consulter of the Congregation for...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Sermon of Pius XII on Passion Sunday The virus (or the economic harm that the reaction to it is causing) as a punishment for so many sins in the world

    04/02/2020 5:17:06 PM PDT · by Repent and Believe · 1 replies
    Catholic Action, Vol. XXXII, No. 5, May, 1950, pp.3-4. | March 26, 1950 | Pius XII
    THE SPONTANEOUS and ardent devotion, beloved sons and daughters, with which you flocked here on his day of penance could not better interpret Our intentions nor fulfill with greater satisfaction for Us the desire of Our Heart confided to you on the vigil of the opening of the Holy Door, when We exhorted you to give life and strength to a fervent spiritual movement of expiation during this Jubilee Year. On this particular Sunday, the Church opens the sacred time of the Passion and with the sorrowful note of its rites causes the drama of the Divine Expiator of human...
  • Thou Shalt Not Covet... ten commandments pt 12

    Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.( Exodus 20:17)In this commandment God asserts his authority over our inward life; our thoughts, desires, and imaginations. We are not to set our desire upon anything at all that God has not given to us. We are not to cultivate an independent inner life, all is to be under submission to the LORD. Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable...
  • The Sin Of False Witness... ten commandments pt 11

    You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. (Exodus 20:16)The primary understanding of this commandment, is a prohibition of perjury, testifying against a neighbor falsely before a Judge. However, as in the rest of the commandments, the stated prohibition is only chief of a whole category of Sins. Our God is a God of Truth, and commands us to Love truth, and to speak the Truth in Love. God doesn’t lie, neither should his holy people. Exodus 23 expands on this commandment , Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be...
  • A REMNANT INTERVIEW: Archbishop Viganò on COVID-19 and the Hand of God

    03/30/2020 5:43:23 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Remnant Newpaper ^ | Michael J. Matt | Michael
    A REMNANT INTERVIEW: Archbishop Viganò on COVID-19 and the Hand of God In the face of this chastisement, when so many bishops have fled and taken our Sacraments with them, we're so grateful that at least a few good shepherds have broken the chains of collegiality in order to bring to  us the consolation of Christ's truth and call the scattering sheep back into the protection of the fold. Clearly, we are not alone. God is again raising up his prophets. Millions of Catholics are struggling to assimilate everything that has happened in the last few weeks. On this First Sunday of...