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  • German Court Orders Two Priests to Pay Fine for Article Criticizing Homosexual Clergy

    05/24/2022 8:14:47 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 5/20/22 | Pierre Boralevi
    Fr. Dariusz Oko apologized for having used 'such strong wording.' He must pay 3,150 euros, and his publisher Fr. Johannes Stöhr must pay 4,000 euros, to a charity. COLOGNE, Germany (LifeSiteNews) —A German court has fined a Polish priest and his German publisher thousands of euros following their appeal of a previous verdict that they were guilty of “hate speech” against homosexuals. After today’s hearing in Cologne, Father Dariusz Oko was fined for hate speech and incitement to hatred for an article he published in German theological journal Theologisches in January of 2021. He was given a fine of €3,150...
  • Gay Marriages Could Be Considered as Soon as Next Year by the Church of England

    05/24/2022 8:03:01 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    ITV News ^ | 5/21/22 | James Webster
    For same-sex couples, being gay and being a Christian doesn’t always fit together easily, especially when they are making plans for their wedding day. They may be welcomed week-after-week to worship within the Church of England, but it is a welcome that is not extended to hosting their marriage ceremony. But one vicar, who is part of the team leading a project reviewing the church’s position on same-sex relationships says he believes the church has reached a point where change in some form is now inevitable. It means the church could be closer than ever to allowing gay couples to...
  • The Poisoned Fruits of a Poisonous Deal*

    05/24/2022 4:51:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | May 24, 2022 | Elizabeth Yore
    The Poisoned Fruits of a Poisonous Deal* Silence is a true friend who never betrays.” ~Confucius There is no better friend to Communist China than the Bergoglio Vatican. During the nine years of this interminable regime, the Holy See marched in quiet lockstep with Chinese President Xi Jinping and his brutal CCP enforcers while Xi launched a strategic campaign of terror against Chinese Catholics and Christians. The destruction and persecution of Catholics continues unabated in mainland China, and now, the once free Hong Kong is now firmly in the CCP’s crosshairs.More threatening than religious structures to the Communists are...
  • Simplify

    05/24/2022 4:20:26 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 16 replies ^ | 5/19/22 | Pete Garcia
    Is it just me, or has the world become insufferably complicated? I mean, set aside the wars, pandemics, crime, corruption, violence, and general deterioration of every sector of humanity, and just ponder the increasingly nuanced details of living in the 21st century. Just think about your own day-to-day interactions and how maddeningly complexified everything has become. Remember when graduating from high school was considered a success? Or when getting your Bachelor's Degree was a success? How about when a Master's degree really set you apart? Or when doctorate degrees were reserved for actual doctors? Now, on top of your Master's...
  • On May 24 pray for the Church in Hong Kong and Cardinal Zen

    05/24/2022 3:50:30 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | May 23, 2022 | Cardinal Bo
    On May 24 pray for the Church in Hong Kong and Cardinal Zen 2022 Statement by Cardinal Bo concerning His Eminence Cardinal Joseph ZenAs President of the Federation of Asian Bishops Conferences, and following the arrest on 11 May of my brother Cardinal and fellow Salesian, Cardinal Joseph Zen, I wish to express my profound concern about the situation for human rights and threats to religious freedom in Hong Kong. I call on Catholics and the wider Christian community around the world to pray for Hong Kong, and I urge the international community to continue to monitor the situation...
  • Archbishop, 97, Says He Thinks Church is Growing Secretly in North Korea

    05/23/2022 7:13:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Our Sunday Visitor ^ | 5/17/22 | CNS
    SEOUL, South Korea (CNS) — One of South Korea’s most senior clergymen says he believes the Catholic Church in communist North Korea is growing, although Catholics live in hiding and endure persecution. Archbishop Victorinus Youn Kong-hi, 97, former head of the Archdiocese of Gwangju, South Korea, made the remarks in a recently published book on the history of the North Korean Church, reported “The Story of the North Korean Church” is a Korean-language, comprehensive book on the history of the Catholic Church in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula based on eight interviews with the archbishop last year....
  • Italian Bishops Join Dissident ‘Catholic’ Groups for Ecumenical LGBT ‘Prayer Vigils’

    05/23/2022 7:07:30 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 5/17/22 | Michael Haynes
    Three Italian prelates joined in supporting the pro-LGBT ecumenical ‘prayer vigil’ movement, with Archbishop Corrado Lorefice of Palermo speaking of God's ‘fatherly womb.’(LifeSiteNews) – As part of events to mark the “International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia” (IDAHOT), three Italian prelates have joined with dissident “Catholic” LGBT organizations to create “sanctuaries of welcome and support for LGBT people.” The events comprise a number of ecumenical prayer services held in churches, Catholic and evangelical, all across Europe, starting May 15 and continuing through June 6, with a large number of such vigils taking place on May 17 – the “International Day...
  • Spanish edition of Roman Catholic Bible to change 'fishers of men' to 'fishers of persons'

    05/23/2022 7:34:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/22/2022 | Ian M. Giatti
    A new Spanish version of the Roman Catholic Bible is ditching the word "man" for "person." The Jerusalem Bible from publishing house Desclée de Brouwer updated the word used for "man" ("hombre") to "person" ("persona") in its latest Spanish edition. The move changes the iconic call of Jesus to His disciples to become "fishers of men" in Matthew 4:19 to the more gender-neutral "fishers of persons." In Greek, the word for "man" is "anthropos," which is used more than 500 times in the New Testament, including multiple instances where Jesus refers to Himself as the "Son of Man." Published in...
  • Catholic Cathedral Attacked in Nigeria After Arrests Over ‘Blasphemy’ Killing

    05/22/2022 7:52:17 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Sokoto Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah thanked state governor Aminu Tambuwal for imposing the curfew to quell protests, as well as the security forces for preventing further damage to diocesan facilities.A mob has attacked a Catholic cathedral in Nigeria amid protests demanding the release of two suspects in the killing of a Christian student. The Diocese of Sokoto said in a statement that youths targeted Holy Family Catholic Cathedral in Sokoto, north-west Nigeria, after police arrested two students in connection with the murder of Deborah Samuel. Samuel, a student at Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, was beaten and burned...
  • Pope's Planned Tour of Canada Draws Mixed Reactions from Indigenous Leaders

    05/22/2022 7:36:28 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    CTV News ^ | 5/16/22 | Michael Lee
    Indigenous leaders are offering mixed reactions to a planned visit this summer by Pope Francis, with some welcoming the pontiff's trip to Canada while others are disappointed he won't travel to certain parts of the country. The Vatican announced on Friday that the Pope would stop in Alberta, Quebec and Nunavut from July 24 to 29. The news comes more than a month after he apologized for the Catholic Church's role in Canada's residential school system and promised to travel to the country. Prior to that, he met privately with First Nations, Inuit and Métis delegates and residential school survivors....
  • Speaking Of Schisms

    05/22/2022 8:47:54 AM PDT · by OneVike · 30 replies
    The reason For my Faith ^ | 5/21/22 | Chuck Ness
    As I was enjoying a picture commentary about the time king Saul attacked David, I was given an insight I had never previously considered. It's a connection that ties Saul's attack on David and our Lord Jesus being confronted by the religious leaders for plucking kernels of grain to eat on the Sabbath. Jesus used the moment in history when David was fleeing Saul to teach the religious leaders about the true nature of the Sabbath as meant by GOD. Yet, when you consider all the factors involved in the two moments in history, you will learn that there is...
  • Transhumanism: Evil Force Behind the NWO

    05/22/2022 7:13:56 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 38 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 5/22/22 | Jonathan Brentner
    It really shouldn’t have surprised me, but I must confess that it did. This happened when I read Wikipedia’s description of the New World Order (NWO), quoted below: The New World Order (NWO) is a conspiracy theory which hypothesizes a secretly emerging totalitarian world government. How stupid do they think we are!? The days are long past when the Luciferian globalists of our day remain quiet about their plans to bring about this evil agenda. The world governments proposed by the UN’s Agenda 2030 and the Great Reset of the World Economic Forum (WEF) are open, public declarations of their...
  • We Can Kiss Our National Sovereignty Goodbye

    05/22/2022 7:13:54 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 39 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 5/22/22 | Daymond Duck
    I’ve mentioned some of the information that is in the opening comments of this article, but I believe this information is so important that it is impossible to say too much about it. The World Health Organization (WHO) will meet at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, from May 22-28, 2022, to consider 13 U.S. proposed amendments to a treaty that was adopted in 2005 called the International Health Regulations of 2005 (IHR). Because this treaty was adopted by the U.S. in 2005, the amendments will not have to be presented to the U.S. Senate for approval. Up until now,...
  • Patriarch Kirill Proposes Stripping Private Clinics of Right to Receive Female Patients for Abortions

    05/21/2022 7:09:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Interfax ^ | 5/17/22
    Moscow, May 17, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has come up with an initiative to prohibit private clinics from performing the artificial termination of pregnancies. "Proposals being articulated by lawmakers right now, specifically on stopping the facilitation of abortions in private clinics, which would make statistical data more accurate and eradicate the encouragement to chase profits by terminating children's lives, seem to be important," Patriarch said when speaking during Parliamentary Meetings in Russia's Federation Council on Tuesday. He went on to call on lawmakers to show a braver approach to the protection of life, without paying...
  • Nigerian Christian Student Stoned to Death After Blasphemy Claim

    05/21/2022 6:58:08 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    UCANews ^ | 5/13/22 | Justine John Dyikuk
    Deborah Yakubu, a second-year student at a college in Sokoto State, was killed by her Muslim classmates A Nigerian Christian woman studying at a college in Sokoto State was brutally stoned to death and later burned after being accused of blasphemy. Deborah Yakubu from Zuru in Repa Local Government Area was said to be in her early twenties. She was killed by Muslim men studying with her at Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto on March 12. Deborah, a second-year student of home economics, was accused of posting comments on a students' WhatsApp group that allegedly insulted the Prophet...
  • Blurring The Lines

    05/21/2022 7:24:35 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 5 replies ^ | 5/18/22 | Pete Garcia
    Every single bit of chaos is being created on purpose. Every last nonsensical bit of it. The purpose is for when the time comes, you will be begging for order. Their order. Gordon Burling Since the early 20th-century, the modern leftist movement of the godless socialists and communists has been hyper-focused on applying their totalitarian principles to four major areas of the American civilization: the family unit, a Judeo-Christian based morality, the Constitution, and the capitalist economy. The reason they want so desperately to apply their corrupted philosophies to these foundational institutions is that they are being driven by unseen...
  • Are We Being Set Up For The Great Delusion? Congress Opens Hearings On UFO's

    05/21/2022 6:45:36 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 58 replies
    Prophecy News Watch ^ | 5/19/22 | Michael Snyder
    Why have they suddenly decided to reveal so much? For decades, a very thick cloak of secrecy has surrounded what the government really knows about UFOs, but now our politicians are talking openly about such things. In fact, Congress just held their very first public hearing about UFOs in 50 years. So what has changed? If anything happens in Washington, it is usually because someone has an underlying agenda. Could it be possible that we are being prepared for some sort of a huge revelation? To me, it is clear that something is up. And I think that it says...
  • 30 Years of Work Capped with Patriarchal Consecration of Cathedral in Liberated Syrian City (+Video)

    05/20/2022 7:07:58 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 5/16/22
    Photo: Facebook His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch presided over the consecration of the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul in the Syrian city of Al-Suqaylabiyah on Friday, May 6. The festive celebration was the culmination of 30 years of work on the cathedral, reports the Antiochian Patriarchate. Al-Suqaylabiyah is a western Syrian city in the Hama Governorate with a population of about 17,000, the majority of whom profess holy Orthodoxy. The city and surrounding areas have been the scene of serious fighting, with a local militia dedicated to defending the town against Islamic terrorists. Photo: Facebook The Patriarch...
  • Bishop Prohibits Prelature from Accepting Aid from Those Damaging Amazon

    05/20/2022 6:58:54 PM PDT · by marshmallow
    Catholic Sentinel ^ | 5/12/22 | Lise Alves
    SAO PAULO (CNS) — A Catholic prelature in Brazil's Amazon has decreed that its parishes will not accept donations from any person or company that displaces minorities or damages the earth. Bishop José Ionilton Lisboa de Oliveira of Itacoatiara has prohibited parishes, pastoral communities, groups and movements linked to the prelature -- similar to a diocese — from receiving financial resources from those he says "damage the Amazon." "We decree, for an indefinite period, that in parishes, communities, pastorals, groups and movements of the Prelature of Itacoatiara, we will not receive financial resources, in currency or other goods, from politicians,...
  • Nancy Pelosi's archbishop bans her from receiving communion over abortion advocacy

    05/20/2022 2:44:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 52 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | May 20, 2022 | Michael Gryboski
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi will not be allowed to receive communion due to her staunch support for abortion rights, according to the congresswoman’s Roman Catholic archbishop. San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone sent a letter on Thursday to Pelosi, D-Calif., a practicing Catholic, informing her that she had been warned to either “repudiate your advocacy for abortion ‘rights’” or “refrain from referring to your Catholic faith in public and receiving Holy Communion.” “I am hereby notifying you that you are not to present yourself for Holy Communion and, should you do so, you are not to be admitted to...