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  • New Hong Kong reporting law sparks concerns about Catholic seal of confession: Priests could be prosecuted for not reporting “treasonous” acts to the police during confession

    06/15/2024 9:00:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/15/2024 | CJ Wu, Global Christian Relief
    A new law in Hong Kong is raising fears of deteriorating human and religious rights in the special administrative region of China. Under the recently passed legislation — known as Article 23 — members of the clergy could be prosecuted for not reporting "treasonous" acts to the police if they hear subversive words against the government during confession. Before the law passed in March, 16 international religious liberty experts released a joint statement expressing "profound and grave concerns" about the implications of the rule. The group is concerned that Article 23 directly threatens religious freedom, particularly the confidentiality of the...
  • Judge to Rule if Accused Albuquerque Serial Killer Confession Will Be Thrown Out

    09/13/2023 6:03:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    KRQE ^ | Sep 13, 2023 | Gabrielle Burkhart
    When a man came forward two years ago confessing to three cold case murders, Albuquerque Police called it a ‘gift’ to victims’ families. However, how those confessions were obtained could be thrown out in court. KRQE Investigates has been following the case of accused serial killer, Paul Apodaca, and has the latest from Wednesday’s court hearing. “In a way, that was a gift from the Albuquerque Police Department to her on her birthday that somebody who killed her 33 years later, was charged,” said APD Chief Harold Medina in August of 2021. Two years ago, Chief Medina announced an end...
  • California Restaurant Had Fake Priest Hear Workers’ Confessions, Labor Department Says

    06/20/2023 6:28:41 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 6/16/23 | Kevin J. Jones
    Denver, Colo., Jun 16, 2023 / 14:21 pm A California restaurant had an individual impersonate a priest to encourage employees to confess their “sins” against their employer, but the man has no links with the Catholic Diocese of Sacramento, a diocese spokesman said. “Our own investigation found no evidence of any connection between the Diocese of Sacramento and the alleged priest in this matter,” Bryan J. Visitacion, director of media and communications for the Diocese of Sacramento, told CNA on Friday. “While we don’t know who the person in question was, we are completely confident he was not a priest...
  • Washington State House Passes Bill Requiring Clergy to Violate the Seal of Confession

    04/24/2023 6:22:41 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Crux ^ | 4/20/23 | John Lavenburg
    NEW YORK – After the Washington State House failed to pass an amendment to a bill that would require clergy to violate the seal of confession, Bishop Thomas Daly of Spokane reminded legislators that throughout history “all” such attempts by “kings, queens, dictators, potentates, and legislators” have failed, and that even if it passed, clergy wouldn’t capitulate. “I want to assure you that your shepherds, bishop and priests, are committed to keeping the seal of confession – even to the point of going to jail,” Daly said in an April 19 statement. “The Sacrament of Penance is sacred and will...
  • "Confession: Confession Has Two Parts" (Lenten sermon of Confession)

    03/22/2023 8:24:26 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | March 22, 2023 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Confession: Confession Has Two Parts” Today we continue our midweek series on the Small Catechism with the section on Confession. The catechism asks the question, “What is Confession?” And the way the answer begins gives us our theme for today: “Confession Has Two Parts.” Those two parts, of course, are Confession and Absolution: “Confession has two parts. First, that we confess our sins, and second, that we receive absolution, that is, forgiveness, from the pastor as from God Himself, not doubting, but firmly believing that by it our sins are forgiven before God in heaven.” Now you may be thinking,...
  • ‘Not True’ — Joe Biden Contradicts Hunter’s Confession of China Payout

    03/19/2023 8:30:45 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/19/2023 | Wendell Husebo
    President Joe Biden on Friday contradicted Hunter Biden’s confession the family business received payments funneled from communist China in 2017. “That’s not true,” Joe Biden protested to reporters when questioned about recent revelations the family’s bank accounts were enriched with funds from communist China. Despite Joe Biden’s claims, Hunter admitted on Thursday the family business did accept China money in 2017. Hunter not only admitted the Biden family business received China money, but he also acknowledged he, along with James, Hailie, and unknown “Biden,” all received $1.3 million collectively.
  • Diocese Condemns Delaware Bill Requiring Priests to Break Seal of Confession

    03/09/2023 1:31:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 78 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 8, 2023 | Jon Brown
    The Delaware General Assembly is considering a bill that would require Roman Catholic priests to break the seal of confession to report child abuse and neglect, prompting condemnation from the Diocese of Wilmington. House Bill 74, the sponsors of which include state Senate President Pro Tempore David P. Sokola, could be heard before the House Judiciary Committee within weeks, according to OSV News. The Diocese of Wilmington condemned the proposed law, noting that priests are bound by the sacrament of reconciliation from breaking the seal of confession, according to the outlet. Catholic canon law mandates that a priest who violates...
  • New video shows Pelosi threatened to 'punch out' Trump on Jan. 6: 'I’m going to go to jail'

    10/14/2022 3:51:08 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 14, 2022 | Lawrence Richard
    New footage from January 6, 2021, shows a candid moment where House Speaker Nancy Pelosi threatened to physically strike then-President Trump, should he have joined those protesting at the Capitol. In the video, which was publicly shared Thursday, Pelosi admits the actions could have resulted in her going to prison — a consequence she said she would "be happy" to accept. "I hope he comes, I’m going to punch him out," Pelosi tells her Chief of Staff Terri McCullough, who discourages her boss from making the comments. "I’ve been waiting for this, for trespassing on the Capitol grounds. I’m going...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Padre Pio and the Seminarian’s Guardian Angel

    10/12/2022 3:11:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | October 9, 2022 | Don Marcello Stanzione
    [Catholic Caucus] Padre Pio and the Seminarian’s Guardian Angel Padre Pio with Father Jean DerobertThe French writer, Yves Chiron, in his biography, cites the case of an American soldier, upon landing in Italy [during the Second World War]. This Catholic man was black and hailed from New York. In terms of English he only spoke the Harlem slang-dialect, incomprehensible to anyone who had not grown up up in that black neighborhood. As soon as the soldier knelt before Padre Pio, the Friar began speaking this slang as if he had done so all his life. But Padre Pio possessed...
  • Christian Reformed Church solidifies opposition to homosexuality as ‘confessional' belief

    06/25/2022 8:45:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/25/2022 | Brandon Showalter
    The Christian Reformed Church Synod has declared that its historic stance on sexual ethics, particularly the practice of homosexuality, has "confessional status." According to The Banner, a monthly magazine published by the Christian Reformed Church in North America, 69% of the denomination's representatives voted last week to affirm the definition of "unchastity" in the Heidelberg Catechism to include homosexual acts. The vote occurred at Synod 2022 at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. CRC has over 1,000 congregations across the United States and Canada and over 230,000 members. The Heidelberg Catechism is a Protestant confession of faith in the Reformed...
  • Commemoration: Presentation of the Augsburg Confession

    06/25/2022 4:22:34 AM PDT · by Fester Chugabrew
    Today is the Commemoration of the Presentation of the Augsburg Confession. Below is a copy of Dr. Benjamin Mayes’ sermon from chapel this morning, which focused on the confession, laying out the history of its presentation on June 25, 1530: ------- “Beware lest anyone take you captive through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ” (Col. 2:8). Dearly beloved: Today’s text is a warning. It is possible to be deceived, and you must take care that this does not happen. If you are deceived...
  • Brian Laundrie’s notebook confession, message to Gabby Petito

    06/24/2022 3:21:59 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 36 replies
    WFLA ^ | 6/24/2022 | WFLA
    TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — An attorney for the Laundrie family released contents of Brian Laundrie’s notebook on Friday, including what appeared to be his confession and explanation for killing his fiancée Gabby Petito. This is a rough transcription of the eight pages of Brian Laundrie’s notebook, released by Steve Bertolino:“Gabby, I wish I was right at your side, I wish I could be talking to you right now. I’d be going through every memory we made, getting even more excited for the future. But [we] lost our future. I can’t [live] without you. I’ve lost every day we [could’ve] spent...
  • America Prayer Vigil - 12-30-21

    12/29/2021 7:45:11 PM PST · by Hiskid · 22 replies
    12-30-21 | Hiskid
    Join together 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.
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil – 03 December 2021 [Prayer]

    12/02/2021 7:04:45 PM PST · by NEWwoman · 29 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 03 December 2021 | NEWwoman
    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 2:1-2Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Hanukkah 2021: November 29 – December 6. The Story of Hanukkah The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5 (NIV)
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil for Wednesday, September 29, 2021

    09/28/2021 7:42:44 PM PDT · by Norski · 35 replies
    http://freerepublic.com ^ | September 29, 2021 | Free Republic Intercessors
    Join with fellow FREEPERS across the world to pray for AMERICA: For those in Authority in Government, Family, Military, Business, Agri-Business, Healthcare, Education, Churches, Technology, 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.
  • [Catholic Caucus] A completely different outlook on confession? Pope Francis says sins are not ‘central’

    09/21/2021 11:31:53 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 20, 2021 | Emily Mangiaracina
    [Catholic Caucus] A completely different outlook on confession? Pope Francis says sins are not ‘central’The Vatican editorial director wrote that Pope Francis is proposing a 'completely different outlook on confession,' in which not our sins, but God, is central. Mon Sep 20, 2021 - 3:38 pm EDT KOŠICE, Slovakia (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis suggested we should not approach Confession thinking about our sins, raising alarms among many faithful Catholics.“Are sins really the center of Confession? What does God want? That you approach him thinking about Him or about your sins? What is central, our sins or the Father who forgives...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil DECEMBER 9, 2020 ~PRAYER~

    12/09/2020 2:34:58 AM PST · by Norski · 41 replies
    http://freerepublic.com ^ | December 9, 2020 | Free Republic Intercessors
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Healthcare, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 JOHN 5:14 Religion Forum Threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Joe Biden Touts ‘Most Extensive & Inclusive Voter Fraud Organization in History of American Politics’

    11/08/2020 8:39:41 AM PST · by steelyourfaith · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 24, 2020 | Kyle Olson
    Watch Joe Biden brag: “… we are in a situation where we have put together … and youse guys did it for our admin … the president Obama’s administration before this … we have put together I think the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics.”
  • If my people who are called by my name...America's last hope?

    06/15/2020 9:00:35 PM PDT · by boatbums · 12 replies
    calledbymyname ^ | n/a | n/a
    If My People Who Are Called By My Name... - - America's Last Hope - - Introduction It is clear; It is concise... 2 Chronicles 7:14 "If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." But as clear and concise as it is, we commonly hear this verse misquoted and misapplied. So first, we must avoid the mistake of misquoting the verse... we must not leave out important aspects...
  • "One of the most impressive religious ceremonies I have ever witnessed" ~ Father William Corby's general absolution at Gettysburg

    05/07/2020 9:22:47 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 25 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | May 7, 2020 | Florentius
    We are studying the Civil War as a family these days, and unlike many other historical events, there is no shortage of good films dealing with the this topic, among them: Glory, Gods and Generals, and Gettysburg. We watched Gettysburg last night. I hadn’t seen it since it was originally released in 1993 when I saw it on the big screen. Since that time, I have visited the battlefield at least twice. The last time was in 2016 with my oldest daughter on our way back from a homeschool conference in Maryland. It was during that visit that we came...