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  • If Roe Is Overturned, Bishops Can No Longer Let Catholic Democrats Off The Hook

    05/17/2022 7:01:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    The ^ | May 12, 2022 | Robert Busek
    Although a Catholic legislator’s vote in favor of legalizing abortion still falls short of the “formal cooperation” that carries with it automatic ex-communication, the church still considers such a vote a stain on the legislator’s soul. As such, unless he confesses his sin and does penance for it, he may not receive communion without committing the second mortal sin of sacrilege, a point that many American bishops and priests seem to have forgotten.After months of accusing Republicans of using “phony, trumped-up culture wars” to divide the electorate, the Democrats have chosen abortion, the mother of all culture war issues, as...
  • California church shooting victim hailed a hero: 'He sacrificed himself so others could live'

    05/16/2022 12:59:24 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 13 replies
    Fox 11 Los Angeles ^ | May 16, 2022 | Alexa Mae Asperin
    LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. - The heroic actions of a Laguna Niguel doctor who died while trying to save fellow parishioners during Sunday's shooting at Geneva Presbyterian Church are being described by authorities as "literally the meeting of good versus evil." He has been identified as Dr. John Cheng, 52, according to Orange County officials. He leaves behind a wife and two children. Cheng "took heroic actions that day," officials said. According to witnesses, Cheng charged the suspect, 68-year-old David Chou of Las Vegas in an attempt to disarm him, which allowed other parishioners to intervene. A pastor threw a chair...
  • Multiple People Hit in Shooting at Laguna Woods Church; Suspected Shooter in Custody (California)

    05/15/2022 2:31:25 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 169 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 05/15/2022
    Multiple people have been hit during a shooting at a church in the Laguna Woods area of Orange County, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department. The suspected shooter at the church, in the 24000 block of El Toro Road, is in police custody, the OCSD said. The gun used in the shooting has been recovered, the OCSD said. Deputies are still at the scene. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
  • COVID orders violated pastor's freedom of religion, Louisiana Supreme Court says

    05/13/2022 10:07:14 AM PDT · by abb · 15 replies
    KTBS - TV3 - Shreveport, LA ^ | Friday, May 13, 2022 | Matthew Albridge
    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Tony Spell, the Central Pastor who continued to hold church services in defiance of restrictions Gov. John Bel Edwards imposed to stop the spread of COVID. Overruling lower courts, the justices ruled that the restrictions on gatherings and the stay-at-home mandate Edwards imposed were unconstitutional. They ordered the charges against Spell quashed. Justices John Weimer and Scott Chrichton dissented on the ruling.
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil - May 13, 2022 (Prayer)

    05/13/2022 6:51:46 AM PDT · by norsky · 22 replies
    . | May 13, 2022 | Free Republic Intercessors
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for AMERICA: For those in Authority in Government, Family, Military, Business, Healthcare, Education, Churches, and the Media. I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone: for kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. ~ 1 Timothy 2:1-2 Religion Forum Threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Non-Religious Marriages in Ireland Outnumber Catholic Marriages

    05/10/2022 6:24:46 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    The Tablet (UK) ^ | 5/5/22 | Srah MacDonald
    Catholic church weddings continue to be the most popular type of marriage ceremony in Ireland according to the latest figures released by the Central Statistics Office. According to new CSO figures, 39 per cent of all marriages in 2021 were Catholic ceremonies, a rise from 34.6 per cent in 2020 but lower than 2019. Civil ceremonies accounted for 34 per cent of ceremonies. In 2021, a total of 17,217 marriages took place compared to 9,523 in 2020. The 2020 figure was much lower due to the Covid-19 pandemic which saw significant restrictions on weddings. However, the new figures also show...
  • 107 Florida congregations leaving United Methodist Church to join new conservative church network amid LGBT debate

    05/08/2022 1:49:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/08/2022 | Michael Gryboski
    A staggering 107 United Methodist congregations based in Florida plan to leave the mainline denomination for the newly launched conservative Global Methodist Church. The Florida chapter of the Wesleyan Covenant Association, a theologically conservative Methodist group, announced Tuesday that 107 churches in the state had “chosen to initiate the process to depart the Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church.” The number of congregations planning to leave represents nearly 20% of the total number of churches belonging to the UMC Florida Conference. "This broad group of churches include both large and small congregations along with Anglo, African American, Latino, Korean,...
  • Radical Abortion Activists Block Entrance to New York City Church

    05/07/2022 9:33:20 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 18 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7 May 2022 | JORDAN DIXON-HAMILTON
    A group of radical pro-abortion activists blocked the entrance to Manhattan’s Basilica of Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral days after a U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion leaked that signaled the Court will overturn Roe v. Wade. Pro-Life Catholics in the community have gathered for Mass and a rosary procession to a Planned Parenthood one block away from the church nearly every month for the past 14 years to protest this nation’s abortion laws. However, the group of Catholics were met by pro-abortion activists who blocked the church doors on Saturday. The pro-abortion radicals were reportedly singing and chanting, “Thank God for...
  • Radical Abortion Activists Block Entrance to New York City Church

    05/07/2022 6:39:35 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/07/2022 | Jordan Dixon-Hamilton
    A group of radical pro-abortion activists blocked the entrance to Manhattan’s Basilica of Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral days after a U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion leaked that signaled the Court will overturn Roe v. Wade. Pro-Life Catholics in the community have gathered for Mass and a rosary procession to a Planned Parenthood one block away from the church nearly every month for the past 14 years to protest this nation’s abortion laws. However, the group of Catholics were met by pro-abortion activists who blocked the church doors on Saturday.
  • Catholics Call on Attorney General to Protect Churches from Pro-Abortion Radicals Planned Mother’s Day Protests

    05/06/2022 3:59:24 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/06/2022 | Penny Starr
    Catholics are seeking help from Attorney General Merrick Garland after plans surfaced that leftwing protestors who want abortion on demand to remain the law of the land will show up at churches on Mother’s Day to protest the U.S. Supreme Court’s draft opinion on overturning Roe v. Wade. The national Catholic advocacy group CatholicVote has asked Garland to enforce the law and protect churches from threats from people who have already vandalized churches and clashed with police at protests.
  • Pro-Choice Abortion Activists Call for Mother’s Day Protests at Churches

    05/06/2022 11:57:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 6, 2022 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Pro-choice abortion activists are calling on Americans to storm Catholic churches on Mother’s Day to protest the potential overturning of landmark abortion decision Roe v. Wade. A pro-choice group called Ruth Sent Us, named after late liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is urging followers on Twitter to “rise up against a corrupt and illegitimate” Supreme Court in the wake of Monday’s bombshell leak of a draft opinion that could end nationwide abortion rights. “Whether you’re a ‘Catholic for Choice,’ ex-Catholic, of other or no faith, recognize that six extremist Catholics set out to overturn Roe,” the group tweeted Tuesday. “Stand...
  • Pro-Abortion Radicals to Terrorize Churches on Mother’s Day

    05/06/2022 11:39:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 5/6/2022 | Wendell Husabo
    Pro-abortion radicals plan to terrorize Catholic churches on Mother’s Day after a Supreme Court leak revealed Roe v. Wade may be overturned. Ruth Sent Us, a radical-left organization, has sent out a notice over social media of sadistic protests occurring at unknown church locations throughout metropolitan cities. “Whether you’re a ‘Catholic for Choice,’ ex-Catholic, of other or no faith, recognize that six extremist Catholics set out to overturn Roe. Stand at or in a local Catholic Church Sun May 8,” the radical group tweeted on May 3. Protests on Sunday are a part of a so-called “week of action.” Ruth...
  • Catholic Church In Boulder Vandalized With Abortion-Rights Graffiti

    05/05/2022 3:02:45 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    CBS Local Denver ^ | 4 May 2022 | Dillon Thomas
    Criminals sharing abortion-rights sentiments targeted a church in Boulder Tuesday night, smashing windows and spray painting Sacred Heart of Mary Church in Boulder. The Catholic church, and the Archdiocese in Denver, said the vandalism to the property will cost thousands of dollars to repair. Parishioners of the Boulder County church showed up for morning mass to find anti-catholic and abortion rights messages spray-painted on their buildings. Windows were smashed, and messages of universal healthcare were also left on sculptures. “Once again a parish community showed up for a morning mass and had to walk in and witness that their parish...
  • Pro-life organizations and churches continue legal battle against NY law forcing them to hire pro-choice job seekers

    05/04/2022 8:13:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/04/2022 | Michael Gryboski
    A church and two pro-life groups are continuing their legal battle against a New York state law that, according to them, will force them to hire people who support abortion.CompassCare, First Bible Baptist Church in Hilton, and the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates filed their notice of appeal last week with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.At issue is a New York Labor Law that bans employers from discriminating against employees based on their reproductive healthcare decisions, including having an abortion.The plaintiffs are being represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom, a law firm that has...
  • Yale Divinity School holds first non-Christian church service with 'black ecology,' 'pantheistic mysticism'

    04/26/2022 9:28:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/06/2022 | Ian M. Giatti
    Yale Divinity School, located in New Haven, ConnecticutTwo centuries after its founding, Yale Divinity School marked its first-ever non-Christian service in honor of Earth Day. Around 80 students gathered on April 22 outside the university’s Marquand Chapel to mark the annual observance with singing and non-denominational prayers, according to The Yale Daily News. A student organizer told the independent student newspaper it was the first time a non-Christian service was held at the Yale Divinity School in its nearly 200-year history. Master of divinity student Tasha Brownfield led the event, which she described as “Indigenous- and Black ecology-based with a...
  • Xi Jinping's Easter: Another crackdown on the unofficial Church

    04/11/2022 3:20:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Asia News ^ | April 11, 2022 | Asia News
    Xi Jinping's Easter: Another crackdown on the unofficial Church​Authorities have detained bishop Shao Zhumin of Wenzhou: he had been freed at the beginning of November after a previous arrest. Msgr. Cui Tai, bishop of Xuanhua, has also disappeared. He had been under house arrest for more than 10 years and there are suspicions of torture.Rome (AsiaNews) - Before the Easter holidays, a new clampdown by the Chinese regime has arrived against the "unofficial" (underground) Church, recognised by the Vatican but not by Beijing, Catholic sources in China have revealed to AsiaNews.On April 7, the authorities forced Msgr. Shao Zhumin, bishop...
  • Praise and Prick: State of Pennsylvania Pays Churches to Convince Members to Get Vaccinated

    04/08/2022 8:20:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 04/08/2022 | Beth Brelje
    Many who have chosen not to get the COVID-19 shots have cited religious objections. Now Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s administration wants church leaders to bring vaccination events into churches.Pennsylvania’s public health leaders want to “harness the power of community trust in statewide faith-based organizations” to convince folks to get a COVID-19 shot. That is according to the mission statement of the Faith-based Organization Coalition, which is being formed under the state’s Department of Health and is expected to launch April 11.The state aims to reduce vaccine hesitancy through the “Local Innovations in Vaccine Equity in Pennsylvania” project (LIVE PA), which...
  • Kentucky Governor Signs Law Making Churches ‘Essential’ During States of Emergency

    04/08/2022 6:35:40 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 4/8/22 | Kennedy Hall
    FRANKFORT, Kentucky (LifeSiteNews) – The Governor of Kentucky has signed legislation stating that churches are essential during declared states of emergency. Governor Andy Beshear signed the bill into law on April 5. The new law means that churches will stay open during any emergency situation, such as one resembling the lockdowns that were enacted due to the declared pandemic. The bill’s sponsor, Representative Shane Baker, was surprised that the bill was signed into law so swiftly considering that it was seen as a response to what were seen as heavy handed measures enacted by the governor during the lockdowns. Nevertheless,...
  • Chicago church 'fasting from whiteness' during Lent by ditching hymns written by White people

    04/05/2022 7:47:50 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    Fox news ^ | 04/05/2022 | Andrew Mark Miller
    A church in suburban Chicago has told parishioners it will abstain from performing any music that is associated with White people during the season of Lent. "In our worship services throughout Lent, we will not be using any music or liturgy written or composed by white people," the website for the First United Church of Oak Park reads. "Our music will be drawn from the African American spirituals tradition, from South African freedom songs, from Native American traditions, and many, many more."
  • Churches played an active role in slavery and segregation. Some want to make amends.

    04/03/2022 5:35:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | April 3, 2022 | By Michela Moscufo
    Two and a half years ago, Episcopal Bishop of New York Andrew M.L. Dietsche reminded a group of clergy of the ugly history of their diocese. Not only was slavery deeply embedded in the life and economy of colonial New York, but Episcopal churches across the state often participated in it. Church founders, churchgoers and even churches themselves had enslaved people. “The Diocese of New York played a significant, and genuinely evil, part in American slavery,” Dietsche said during his November 2019 address. “We must make, where we can, repair.” After his speech at the diocese’s annual convention, the clergy...