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  • McAleese Calls on Pope to Remove ‘Offensive Sexist’ Document from Vatican Website

    09/27/2022 6:27:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | 9/20/22 | Patsy McGarry
    Former president says material ‘offends all women and the creator who made them’Former president Mary McAleese has called on Pope Francis to remove “awful material” from a Vatican website set up in 2016 which she said “offends all women and the creator who made them”. The document, which blames all human ills on women, including the death of Jesus Christ, appears on the website of the Dicastery (Department) for the Laity, the Family and Life. It appears in English, French and Italian, but not in Spanish or Portuguese translations. Written by Tertullian, one of the early church fathers who died...
  • Prophecy Update 9/25 Stockholm Syndrome

    09/27/2022 6:22:48 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 6 replies
    JD Farag.org ^ | 9/25/22 | JD Farag
    Modern Day Stockholm Syndrome Courtesy of the Elites and questions you should ask yourself to ensure you don't have it: 1) Are we looking to a leader for our Freedoms and Liberties under the banner of them saving us from that which they themselves created? 2) Are we grateful to the perpetrators of this evil for the temporary relief from restrictions and as such their imposed threats? 3) Am I full of anxiety? Confused? Stressed? Fearful and Depressed because of Covid and the abuse and torture that it continues to inflict? 4) Have my feelings changed as a result of...
  • Jewish University Suspends All Clubs After Supreme Court Allows Forced Recognition of LGBT Group

    09/27/2022 6:08:55 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/20/22 | Calvin Freiburger
    'Every faith-based university in the country has the right to work with its students, including its LGBTQ students, to establish the clubs, places and spaces that fit within its faith tradition.'NEW YORK (LifeSiteNews) – A Jewish university in New York is temporarily suspending all undergraduate student club activities pending final resolution of a dispute over whether it will be forced to recognize an LGBT student group, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to block a lower-court ruling ordering it to recognize the club. Yeshiva University declares on its website that “our five core Torah values comprise our moral...
  • Prayers needed: Canadian mom desperate to save diabetic 23-yr-old from being euthanized Sept. 28

    09/27/2022 5:37:30 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 38 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/26/22 | LifeSiteNews
    A Canadian mother is desperate to save her diabetic, newly visually impaired, 23-year-old son from euthanasia. Margaret Marsilla of Caledon, Ontario, a town northwest of Toronto, released a Change.org petition*earlier this month in the hope that it will prevent her 23-year-old son Kiano V. from dying at the MAiD (Medical Assistance in Dying) House in Toronto on September 28. Kiano – whose surname is known to LifeSiteNews – was diagnosed with diabetes when he was four, which led to his visual impairment and an operation to recover the sight in one eye. This left him, Marsilla said in a Facebook...
  • The Cursed Generation

    09/27/2022 4:50:00 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 6 replies
    Rev310.net ^ | 9/26/22 | Pete Garcia
    There is a generation that curses its father, And does not bless its mother. There is a generation that is pure in its own eyes, Yet is not washed from its filthiness. There is a generation—oh, how lofty are their eyes! And their eyelids are lifted up. There is a generation whose teeth are like swords, And whose fangs are like knives, To devour the poor from off the earth, And the needy from among men. Proverbs 30:11-14 When we look around the world today, it's easy to despair. Wherever we turn, there is murder, rape, and violence directed against...
  • What 'the state of theology' tells us about America: When asked whether they agreed that “Jesus was a great teacher …but not God,” 43% of Evangelicals answered 'yes'

    09/27/2022 10:53:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/27/2022 | John Stonestreet and Kasey Leander
    Every two years, Ligonier Ministries works with LifeWay Research to evaluate the theological temperature of the American church. This year’s State of Theology study’s results show that not just Americans but Evangelicals, in particular, are increasingly muddy on core truths such as the nature and character of God, the reality of human sin, the role of the Church in the world, and the exclusivity and divinity of Jesus Christ. For context, the survey defines “Evangelical” as a Christian believer who meets four criteria: that the Bible is the highest authority for what someone believes, that it is important for non-Christians...
  • Egypt Reopens Ancient Virgin Mary Tree Site Following Months-Long Renovation

    09/26/2022 7:16:16 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    MENA ^ | 9/18/22 | Kamal Tabikha
    It is one of the holiest sites for Egypt's ChristiansThe Tree of the Virgin Mary, one of the most prominent Christian sites in Egypt, was reopened on Sunday following a months-long renovation by the antiquities ministry. The site is believed to have been one of the stops on Jesus's family’s journey through Egypt after they fled Judea (modern-day Palestine) to escape persecution. Located in the northern Cairo district of Matariya, one of the Egyptian capital’s poorer neighbourhoods, the walled garden which houses the tree has been renovated. It now includes a visitor centre and information banners, an attempt by the...
  • Vietnam Catholics Open New Church After Two Centuries

    09/26/2022 7:08:37 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    UCANews ^ | 9/19/22
    People attend the inauguration of St. Joseph Church in Hoang Ha parish in Hung Yen province on Sept. 18. (Photo: tonggiaophanhanoi.org)Catholics in a northern Vietnamese province have been urged to work for national prospects and evangelization at the inauguration of their new church and parish. On Sept. 18, Archbishop Joseph Vu Van Thien of Hanoi and Bishop Joseph Chau Ngoc Tri of Lang Son Cao Bang concelebrated a special Mass to inaugurate St. Joseph Church in Hoang Ha parish based in Kim Dong district of Hung Yen province. Some 100 priests joined the Mass attended by a thousand people. "We...
  • FBI Raids Home of Catholic Pro-Life Speaker, Author with Guns Drawn as His Terrified Kids Watch

    09/26/2022 6:44:14 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 38 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/23/22 | Patrick Delany
    ‘The kids were all just screaming. It was all just very scary and traumatic,’ Ryan-Marie Houck described.(LifeSiteNews) – A well-known pro-life author, sidewalk counselor, and father of seven was the latest victim of a U.S. Department of Justice-sponsored SWAT raid and arrest — for supposed “FACE Act” violations — at his rural home as his children looked on “screaming.” Mark Houck is the founder and president of The King’s Men, which promotes healing for victims of pornography addiction and promotes Christian virtues among men in the United States and Europe. According to his wife Ryan-Marie, who spoke with LifeSiteNews, he...
  • America's dwindling Christian population: One reason so many people lose their faith is because it is far easier to lose it than to keep it.

    09/26/2022 11:13:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/26/2022 | M.B. Matthews
    When America was formed, the foundation was God; the Founding documents were drawn from a Judeo-Christian ethic. Today, God has been shown the door, along with right and wrong. Today, everything is right and nothing is wrong. The distinction between good and evil is passé. When Time magazine's 1966 cover asked, "Is God Dead?," many cheerfully shouted "YES!," but they had no idea what they were cheering. God is not dead. He is very much alive and doing what He does — He acts. He has kept America alive as a free nation for now. God is not only not...
  • Is America preparing the way for a one-world ruler?

    09/26/2022 3:49:42 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 9/25/22 | Michael Youssef
    The culmination of history is approaching. The end of the world may be at hand. Yet Jesus tells us we should not be alarmed. Why? Because we are engraved in the palms of His hands. Because we are carried in His arms. Because we are the apple of His eye. The time is coming when the world will fall under the spell of the ultimate power-drunk ruler. The Bible calls this ruler the Antichrist. The world will fear him; the West will welcome him. America is currently preparing his way. However, followers of Jesus must remember the Lord’s words: “See...
  • Blowing the Shofar and crowning God our King

    09/25/2022 8:39:37 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 6 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 9/25/22 | Rabbi Eliezer Melamed
    It is a positive mitzva to hear the blast (teru’a) of a shofar on Rosh Ha-shana, as it says, “In the seventh month, on the first of the month…. You shall observe it as a day of blasts (yom teru’a)” (Bamidbar 29:1), and “In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall observe complete rest, a sacred occasion commemorated with loud blasts (zikhron teru’a)…” (Vayikra 23:24). The primary theme of the prayers on Rosh Ha-shana is crowning God as our king. For this reason, the third berakha of the Amida concludes with “ha-Melekh ha-kadosh” (the holy...
  • Dividing America Plus Red Heifers in Israel

    09/25/2022 5:11:38 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 34 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 9/25/22 | Daymond Duck
    I want to open with a special request: One of Rapture Ready’s well-known prophecy writers (and a great one at that), Geri Ungurean, has health issues that are getting worse (severe osteoporosis, perhaps collapsing spine, much pain). Please pray for her and her family. Thank you. In early Sept. 2022, Pres. Biden characterized MAGA Republicans (Republicans that want to Make America Great Again) as extremists and a threat to the very foundation of our Republic. He said MAGA Republicans embrace anger and thrive on chaos. His divisive speech seems to have stirred up other Democrats. Here is what four more...
  • Who Created Evil?

    09/24/2022 9:27:48 PM PDT · by OneVike · 169 replies
    The Reason For My Faith ^ | 9/24/22 | Chuck Ness
    The debate about who created evil is an important one, since atheists and skeptics use the existence of evil in their arguments against theism. To begin with, Christians are told we must believe what the Bible tells us. Even a popular children's song has in its lyrics these words,“Jesus Loves Me this I know, for the Bible tells me so"If it is incumbent upon Christians to believe what the Bible tells us, then we can start with the first verse of the Bible that says,“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1)So, if God created everything,...
  • New Hungary Law Requires Women to Hear Fetal Heartbeat Before Deciding on Abortion

    09/24/2022 5:44:53 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/14/22 | Andreas Wailzer
    A conservative member of Parliament hailed the rule as 'the first pro-life move' since Hungary legalized abortion in 1956.BUDAPEST (LifeSiteNews) – Hungary’s government has issued a decree that requires doctors to show women seeking an abortion “the factors indicating the presence of the vital functions of the embryo.” According to reports, this means that women would have to listen to the sound of the heartbeat of the unborn baby. In a statement on Monday, September 12, the Ministry of Interior said that “nearly two-thirds of Hungarians associate the beginning of a child’s life with the first heartbeat,” and that modern...
  • Russian Heavy Industry Builds Churches for Workers - An Example at a Huge Gold Mine

    09/24/2022 5:39:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Global Orthodox ^ | 9/14/22 | Lev Ryzhkov
    Originally appearing on Ria.ru, this article covers the unique tradition of Russian gold mining corporations to build a church after every major successful business venture. As it is machine translated, we apologize in advance for any errors.At the end of August in the Tenkinskiy district of the Magadan region, on the territory of the gold-mining company JSC "PAVLIK" the church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker was consecrated. It is the second largest church in the region. Lev Ryzhkov, a correspondent of RIA Novosti visited the ceremony and saw with his own eyes how gold miners live and work in the...
  • China Analysts Say Vatican’s Agreement With the Chinese Communist Party Ignores Negative Realities

    09/23/2022 7:08:31 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | September 22, 2022 | Edward Pentin
    China Analysts Say Vatican’s Agreement With the Chinese Communist Party Ignores Negative RealitiesPope Francis and his secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, support the deal’s renewal despite the absence of tangible benefits for the local faithful.VATICAN CITY — As the Holy See prepares to renew its provisional agreement with the People’s Republic of China, recent remarks by Pope Francis and his secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, have been criticized by China-watchers and experts as naïve and out of touch with the reality facing Catholics in China and Hong Kong. The Pope told reporters on his way back from...
  • There’s No Time to Meet with Francis. China Already Has Its Pope, Xi

    09/22/2022 3:41:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | Sandro Magister
    There’s No Time to Meet with Francis. China Already Has Its Pope, XiAfter the botched and fruitless meeting in Kazakhstan with Moscow patriarch Kirill, Francis also failed to meet in Nur-Sultan, now once again called Astana, with Chinese president Xi Jinping, on a state visit to the Kazakh capital that same day, Wednesday September 14, on which the pope reaffirmed the “primary and inalienable” right to religious freedom, which is not only interior or devotional but must also include “the right of every person to bear public witness to his beliefs,” just the opposite of what happens in China.The meeting...
  • Head of New Flemish LGBT Ministry Confident It’s ‘in the Spirit of Our Pope’

    09/21/2022 7:25:22 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Crux ^ | 9/21/22 | Elise Ann Allen
    ROME – Willy Bombeek, the head of a new “contact point” for gay Catholics that’s backed by the Flemish bishops, says he is confident that his ministry is something the pope would approve. Bombeek is the coordinator of a new “Homosexuality & Faith” contact point which was announced by the Flemish bishops Tuesday with an accompanying document that included proposed blessings for same-sex couples. Flemish is the dialect of Dutch spoken in Flanders, one of the three autonomous regions of Belgium. Speaking to Crux, Bombeek, who pitched the idea of the ministry to the bishops with the help of a...
  • Serbian Gov’t Allows EuroPride LGBT March, Protestors Clash with Police

    09/21/2022 7:21:39 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 9/19/22
    Despite its earlier decision to ban the international EuroPride parade in Belgrade, citing security concerns, the Serbian government informed the European Commission and EuroPride last week that the march would be held on Saturday, though with a shorter route than initially planned. EuroPride is a pan-European LGBT event, held in a different city every year. This year it was held in the Serbian capital from the 12th to the 18th. Of course, the week of events caused strong protest from both the Serbian Orthodox Church and traditional Serbian society. Tens of thousands of Orthodox faithful came out to St....