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  • Can Church Doctrine Ever Change?

    01/26/2021 11:17:53 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/26/2021 | Breaking In The Habit (Catholicism In Focus)
    In a world that changes constantly, people wonder if the Church can change its doctrine.
  • Winning with God’s Help; Archpriest Seraphim Nedosekin on Confessing the Faith in Soviet Times

    01/26/2021 6:02:20 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 1/25/21 | Olga Orlova
    The St. George the Victory-Bearer Church on Poklonnaya Gora is associated with military glory, and this year it celebrated many significant events, including the 75th anniversary of Victory in WWII and the 25th anniversary of the building of the Church of St. George to commemorate this victory. Moreover, this year the church’s priest, Seraphim Nedosekin, celebrated his milestone birthday. In our interview, we asked him how these Heavenly and earthly Christian warriors can help us overcome the problems of this world. Just desire to serve God, and God will take care of everything—Fr. Seraphim, are there any stories in your...
  • Mayor in Spain Removes Cross from Convent, Throws it in Dump

    01/26/2021 5:48:21 PM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Crux ^ | 1/25/21 | Ines San Martin
    ROSARIO, Argentina — The mayor of a small town in southern Spain forcibly removed a cross from the doors of a convent. The crucifix was then found in a garbage dump. The events took place last week in the town of Aguilar de la Frontera, in the Diocese of Cordoba, in the Andalusia region in southern Spain. The cross was located at the entrance of the church that belongs to the adjoining convent of the Discalced Carmelites, and had been there since 1939. It was erected to honor the Nationalist victims of Spain’s civil war, although the plaque noting this...
  • 'We had to leave the country': Hong Kong rejects visa request from Evangelist Francis Chan

    01/26/2021 8:59:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/26/2021 | Leah MarieAnn Klett
    Evangelist and church planter Francis Chan revealed that after he planted three churches in Hong Kong, authorities denied his visa, forcing him to leave the country and return to the U.S. According to China Aid, the bestselling author and former California megachurch pastor shared the news in a video sent to friends and fellow pastors on Jan. 5. “Last week, after Hong Kong officials rejected our visas, we (sons-in-law Justin and Peter and I) had to leave the country. We are now back in the U.S. and appealing the decision, however. We want to be in Hong Kong and hopefully,...
  • US bishops’ pro-life chair criticizes Biden for celebrating Roe v. Wade anniversary

    01/25/2021 5:36:27 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 25, 2021 | Calvin Freiburger
    US bishops’ pro-life chair criticizes Biden for celebrating Roe v. Wade anniversaryIt is deeply disturbing and tragic that any President would praise and commit to codifying a Supreme Court ruling that denies unborn children their most basic human and civil right, the right to life, under the euphemistic disguise of a health service.'President Joe Biden’s celebration of Roe v. Wade’s 48th anniversary this month was “disturbing and tragic,” according to Kansas City Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities.Last week, Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris marked the occasion by declaring...
  • The Real Cost Of President Biden's Radical Transgender Activism

    01/25/2021 3:34:51 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 41 replies
    PNW ^ | 1/25/21 | Dr. Michael Brown
    Of all the things that incoming President Joe Biden could do on his first day in office, why was one of them signing a radical executive order promoting transgender activism? It's obviously because, in his view, "transgender equality" is the great civil rights issue of our day. Except that it isn't. Instead, the president's executive action declares war on the rights of others, especially females. Allow me to explain. On January 25, 2020, Biden tweeted, "Let's be clear: Transgender equality is the civil rights issue of our time. There is no room for compromise when it comes to basic human...
  • What about the pygmies? What is the ultimate destination of those who supposedly never hear the gospel?

    01/25/2021 8:27:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/25/2021 | Robin Schumacher
    A few years back one of my friends was trying to share the gospel with a guy who, after a while, started almost screaming at him, “What about the pygmies?? What about the pygmies??” My friend let the guy calm down for a second and then he asked him a simple question:“Are you a pygmy?” His point was, on the day of judgment it’s not going to be about those who may have never heard the gospel in general, but about you in particular. As C. S. Lewis wrote in Mere Christianity, “If you are worried about the people on...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil 1/25/21

    01/24/2021 10:17:30 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 29 replies
    1/25/21 | Kitty Mittens
    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.Psalm 89:24I will Protect and Bless him Constantly, and Surround him with My Love.
  • Should People Have Followed Pope Honorius I On The Teaching Of Monothelitism? Since He Was Anathematized, Can Other Popes Be Anathematized? [Vanity]

    01/24/2021 6:34:30 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 31 replies
    1/24/2021 | Its All Over Except...
    Pope Honorious I was declared to be an invalid Pope posthumously over the issue of monothelitism, and later primarily for failure to even try and stop it. Have other Popes been Anathematized? Can Popes still be Anathematized posthumously or even in real time?
  • The Coming Market Crash

    01/24/2021 4:51:08 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 40 replies
    RR ^ | 1/22/21 | Britt Gillette
    As COVID-19 spread across the world in early 2020, economic activity froze. Entire cities in China were put on lockdown, and the lockdowns soon spread to Europe, the United States, and the whole world. With people confined to their homes, many businesses closed. The global economy came to a grinding halt. Global supply chains broke, airlines canceled flights, and an oil glut drove down petroleum prices as supply outstripped demand. The economic shock of the coronavirus hammered global markets. Bond markets went into freefall, stocks plummeted, and global trade slowed to a near stop. The abrupt impact of COVID-19 on...
  • No Telling What We Will Face

    01/24/2021 6:50:13 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 57 replies
    RR ^ | 1/24/21 | Daymond Duck
    As I have gone from place to place speaking and teaching on Bible prophecy, I have often said, if the Rapture does not happen soon, there is no telling what our nation and God’s people will face. No ordinary person could have imagined the things that people are seeing and doing now. Some of it is demonic, to say the very least, and if these are birth pains, things will get worse and there is no telling what our nation and God’s people will face in the near future. The globalists have big plans, but they are not in control;...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - JANUARY 24, 2021 - (PRAYER)

    01/23/2021 7:07:52 PM PST · by Faith · 29 replies
    January 24, 2021 | Faith
    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.
  • Federal Court Backs Religious Freedom

    01/23/2021 6:04:35 PM PST · by marshmallow
    Church Militant ^ | 1/22/21 | Martina Moyski
    Protects Catholic sisters, doctors from covering transgender surgeryBISMARCK, N.D. (ChurchMilitant.com) - On the day before self-identifying Catholic Joe Biden was inaugurated president, a federal court came down on the side of a Catholic religious order seeking to do its work in alignment with its faith. On Monday, the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota blocked an Obama-era requirement known as the Transgender Mandate, part of Obamacare, which forced doctors to perform gender transition procedures on patients, including children, even if the doctor believes the treatment or hormone therapy could harm the patient. The term "gender-transition procedures" in...
  • LGBT Lobby Wants Biden To Target Christian Schools That Follow Biblical Values

    01/23/2021 7:16:38 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 111 replies
    PNW ^ | 1/21/21 | Jonathan Van Maren
    The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America's largest and most powerful LGBT lobby organizations, is pushing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to target Christian educational institutions, demanding that the Biden Administration strip colleges that adhere to rules and positions opposing homosexuality of their accreditation. The HRC's "Blueprint for Positive Change," which offers 85 recommendations, proposes eliminating non-discrimination exemptions for religious colleges if they refuse to abandon the biblical position on marriage. Al Mohler, a theologian and president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, sounded the alarm on the HRC's push in an essay titled "A Direct Threat to Christian Education." The...
  • Bishops Advise Spaniards to Carry Letter Protecting Them from Euthanasia

    01/22/2021 6:56:35 PM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 1/22/21 | John Burger
    If passed, law would make Spain sixth country to allow "mercy killing."Don’t leave home without it. That’s the message, basically, from the Catholic Bishops of Spain, who are renewing their longstanding invitation for concerned citizens to draft a living will to protect against being involuntarily killed under a government-backed euthanasia law. In December, Spanish lawmakers voted in favor of a law decriminalizing euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. If the Senate gives it final approval, Spain would be Europe’s sixth country to allow active euthanasia. “This proposed law says euthanasia cannot be applied if the person has previously signed a document with...
  • ‘Catholic’ Biden Marks Roe v. Wade Anniversary with Pledge to Make Abortion Available for ‘Everyone’

    01/22/2021 6:52:43 PM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1/22/21 | Pete Baklinski
    ‘In the past four years, reproductive health, including the right to choose, has been under relentless and extreme attack. We are deeply committed to making sure everyone has access to care — including reproductive health care.’WASHINGTON, D.C., January 22, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — President Joe Biden, who calls himself Catholic, marked the 48th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision that brought legal abortion to all of America with a pledge that he will make sure that “everyone” who wants it has access to the procedure of killing their preborn children. “In the past four years, reproductive health,...
  • Pro-life Mass in Columbus cathedral disrupted by pro-abortion protesters

    01/22/2021 6:04:55 PM PST · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 22, 2021 | David McLoone
    Pro-life Mass in Columbus cathedral disrupted by pro-abortion protestersThe activists were displaying posters with messages that read: ‘Fund abortion, not cops,’ and, ‘Abortion on demand, end Hyde now.’The activists were displaying posters with messages that read: ‘Fund abortion, not cops,’ and, ‘Abortion on demand, end Hyde now.’ During Mass, which was celebrated by local Robert J. Brennan, eight activists paraded around the pews inside the cathedral, displaying posters with messages that read: “Fund abortion, not cops,” and, “Abortion on demand, end Hyde now.”The Hyde Amendment is a legislative provision barring the use of federal funds to pay for abortion, with...
  • Progressive Christian author trips over herself to apologize for inaugural prayer thanking God for 'giving us this land,' throws organizers under the bus

    01/22/2021 5:03:24 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 8 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/22/21
    Didn't play well among her left-wing pals Christian author Jen Hatmaker received the opportunity to lead a group of fellow left-wing progressive faith leaders in prayer Thursday at the National Prayer Service, an event held every four years the day after the presidential inauguration to honor and pray for the president and the country. And now Hatmaker is mea culpa-ing all over social media for daring to thank God for giving America the land we have — and she's throwing event organizers under the bus for her troubles. What did Hatmaker say? When it came time for her to lead...
  • Will The Catholic Church Pass the Joe Biden Test?

    01/22/2021 11:34:15 AM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | January 22, 2021 | Tim Busch
    Will The Catholic Church Pass the Joe Biden Test?The U.S. bishops’ collaboration with the new administration on areas of common ground cannot be accompanied by actions that spread confusion over Catholic teaching in other areas.When Joe Biden took the oath of office on Jan. 20, he became only the second Catholic president in U.S. history. The first, John F. Kennedy, was frequently and famously questioned over whether he was, in fact, a servant of the pope. With Biden, a different question must be asked, one that is focused less on the commander-in-chief and more on the Church: How will...
  • Woe! Woe! Woe! Unto You Abortion America!

    01/22/2021 6:54:59 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 18 replies
    IFB ^ | 1/22/21
    WOE! WOE! WOE! Unto you Abortion America!! WOE! WOE! WOE! Unto this new PRO-DEATH Biden administration which will take this demonic evil barbarity to new EXPONETIAL heights (John 8:44)! For nearly fifty years and 60,000,000 abortions and will not Almighty God hold this nation FULLY accountable for the barbaric villainy which is called Pro-choice?! Dear friends, He already is! WOE unto you Abortion America! WOE (Isa. 5:20)! You are absolutely consumed with your self-seeking unbridled passions of licentiousness and death! How shall we (America) - which was founded on the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God – ever escape...