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  • Spokane Priest at Queen’s Castle Prompted UK Royal Security Probe

    05/18/2022 7:49:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The Pillar ^ | 5/12/22
    A Washington priest talked his way last month into meals, drinks, and an overnight stay at the barracks of the British soldiers who protect Queen Elizabeth II, prompting an ongoing Army security review in the U.K. British media reported last week an intruder claiming to be a priest gained entry April 27 to the Victoria Barracks of the Coldstream Guards, who protect the British monarchy at Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace. The intruder told soldiers he was friends with a unit chaplain, and had served in Iraq. He was soon invited for drinks and dinner in the Officers’ Mess, and...
  • Terrorists Kill Kidnapped Catholic Priest [Nigeria]

    05/18/2022 7:44:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The Guardian (Nigeria) ^ | 5/11/22 | Saxone Akhaine
    Terrorists have killed a Catholic priest, Reverend Father Joseph Aketeh Bako, who was abducted in Kaduna, recently. The 48-year-old Bako was abducted from his residence, at Saint John’s Catholic Church in Kudenda, Kaduna when Terrorists invaded the area in March. The death of the Catholic Priest was in a Statement by the Chancellor, Christian Okewu Emmanuel. “We have carefully verified that the unfortunate event took place between 18th and 20th of April, 2022 in the hands of his abductors,” Emmanuel said.
  • Abp. Viganò: Roe v. Wade Leak was Deep State ‘Propaganda Operation’ to ‘Radicalize’ Abortion Debate, Influence Justices

    05/18/2022 7:37:12 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 5/12/22 | Abp Carlo Maria Vigano
    ‘The embarrassing silence of the Hierarchy’ on ‘Catholic’ politicians like Joe Biden who support abortion, said Archbishop Viganò, ‘reveals itself as a confirmation of the sense of inferiority of those who ought to be wisely leading the people entrusted to their care, but who instead are following them off the edge of a cliff along with the politicians whom the bishops supported in the last electoral campaign.’(LifeSiteNews) – In recent days, the media has leaked the news that, according to a draft obtained from the Supreme Court of the United States, the justices of the Court are about to declare...
  • Spanish Jerusalem Bible Changes 'Fishers of Men' to 'Fishers of Persons'

    05/18/2022 7:27:49 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 5/17/22 | Walter Sanchez Silva
    The Desclée de Brouwer publishing house, which publishes the Jerusalem Bible, changed the word "man" (“hombre”) to "person" (“persona”) in its new Spanish edition. The Jerusalem Bible is among the best known publications of the Bible. It has been published in Spanish since 1967. The first edition was published in French in 1956, and was based on the original Hebrew and Greek texts, not the Latin Vulgate, as are subsequent editions in other modern languages. The excerpt shared by several Twitter users refers to Matthew 4:19, where Christ says to his disciples: "I will make you fishers of men," which...
  • King & Counsel… Gates and Harari

    05/18/2022 6:06:36 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 4 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 5/15/22 | Gary Ritter
    A Case for Bill Gates as Antichrist & Yuval Harari as False Prophet One of the biggest mysteries in these latter days is who will emerge as the Antichrist and False Prophet. Because of the pre-Tribulation Rapture of true believers in Jesus Christ, we won’t be here to see how these positions are filled, but the intrigue swirls around those of us who study Bible prophecy. Others in the church exhibit an ignorance to it all, or conversely, an “I don’t care” attitude because “it’ll all pan out in the end.” I’ve touched on the possible identity of Antichrist previously...
  • After Russia opens fire on Israel in Syria, Rabbis consider possible 'Gog-Magog Scenario'

    05/18/2022 10:53:17 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 27 replies
    Israel365News ^ | 5/18/22 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    Media reports claim that a Russian S-300 anti-air battery opened fire on Friday night against IDF warplanes operating over northwestern Syria, marking the first time Russia has actively interfered with an Israeli air attack in Syria. The fact that the maneuver originated in the ‘north’ and was executed by Moscow has rabbis in Israel noticing several parallels to the War of Gog and Magog as prophesied in the Book of Ezekiel. Rabbi Ken Spiro, a historian and Senior Lecturer and Researcher for Aish HaTorah Yeshiva, stated that this new development adds new and conflicting elements to regional politics and could...
  • Nearly 40% of Gen Z adults believe Jesus wasn't sinless: survey

    05/18/2022 10:25:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/18/2022 | Ian M. Giatti
    A new study suggests that nearly one in four Gen Z adults believe Jesus was a man who sinned like everyone else rather than the incarnate Son of God of Christian orthodoxy.Polling conducted for the American Bible Society (ABS) and its latest “State of the Bible 2022” report found that 38% of people ages 18-25 believe “Jesus Christ was human and committed sins, like other people.” The result is roughly in line with Gen X (37%), millennials (35%) and baby boomers (35%), who also don’t seem to believe in the biblical doctrine of a sinless Christ.Americans aged 77 and older...
  • The Genie's out of the Bottle

    05/17/2022 7:13:25 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 10 replies ^ | 5/15/22 | Pete Garcia
    "The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is perhaps the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented. Banking was conceived in iniquity and born in sin. Bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create money and control credit, and with the flick of a pen, they will create enough money to buy it back again. Take this great power away from the bankers and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear, and they ought to disappear, for this would be a better and...
  • Very Powerful Forces Rule Most of the World, But Not Russia - Patriarch Kirill

    05/17/2022 6:03:07 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 53 replies
    On Sunday, May 8, 2022, the day before WW2 Victory Day, the Head of the Russian Church, Patriarch Kirill, gave an extraordinary homily on the connection of a nation's spiritual life and its military exploits. He was serving morning services at the newly built Central Cathedral for the Armed Forces, in a suburb 1 hour south of Moscow. (More info about this unusual cathedral below). We strongly recommend watching the whole sermon, it is fascinating. (English captions can be turned on in the video settings) At the 10.17 mark he appealed to Russia's armed forces, and told them that the...
  • Watch: Pro-Abortion Protesters Shout as Catholic Priest Prays over Them

    05/17/2022 12:38:23 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 16, 2022 | Katherine Hamilton
    A Catholic priest prayed over pro-abortion counter protesters across from the Washington Surgi-Clinic in the nation’s capital as they screamed at pro-life activists who were there demanding justice for five late-term babies they say were aborted in violation of federal law. “Lord Jesus, we thank you for this time together to testify to the dignity of human life. Help turn aside the darkness that covers our land and the minds of the people that might be here,” a priest who goes by Father Bill prayed during the protest on May 4. “In the name of Jesus, may they be healed....
  • Government: Hungary Against Sanctioning Religious Leaders

    05/16/2022 7:49:56 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Hungary rejects sanctions against religious leaders, the state secretary for aiding persecuted Christians told public television on Sunday, commenting on the European Union’s plan to sanction Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church. Tristan Azbej, who also heads the Hungary Helps aid programme, said that whereas Hungary condemned Russia’s attack on Ukraine and supported various sanctions, Hungary supported brokering peace and “sees counterproductive, nonsensical sanctions as harmful”. The Russian Orthodox Church has some 160 million members and 40,000 priests worldwide, Azbej noted, adding that the EU’s “crazy” proposal would ban the patriarch from entering the bloc, isolating religious people...
  • Priests Convene Ramadan Prayer in Churches [India]

    05/16/2022 7:45:14 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 5/11/22 | Jules Gomes
    Catholics mocked on Twitter after Muslims pray 'showing bum to cross'MUMBAI, India ( - Faithful Catholics are slamming the archbishop of Bombay after churches hosted Ramadan meals and prayers and rang church bells to usher in the breaking of the Islamic fast. Hindus ridiculed Catholics on social media as Muslims prayed with their backsides offensively thrust up towards the crucifix and the Blessed Sacrament in a church led by the Jesuits of the Bombay province. One-Way Street"Will the Muslim community reciprocate the gesture and allow Catholics to offer Holy Mass in their mosques?" Blaise Gomes, with the Association of Concerned...
  • New Church Opens in Vietnam's Age-Old Subparish

    05/16/2022 7:38:47 PM PDT · by marshmallow
    UCANews ^ | 5/10/22
    Catholics in Vinh Lai Subparish have endured suffering due to wars, natural disasters and religious persecution Catholics attend the inauguration of the new church in Vinh Lai Subparish in Nam Dinh province on May 9. (Photo courtesy of in northern Vietnam who endured pain and suffering caused by wars, natural disasters and religious persecution have witnessed the opening of a new church. Cardinal Peter Nguyen Van Nhon, emeritus archbishop of Hanoi, formally blessed the new church in Vinh Lai Subparish in Vu Ban district of Nam Dinh province on May 9. Some 20 priests joined the special thanksgiving Mass...
  • Florida church is blasted for hosting event for kids that features a drag show and 'forbidden queer literature'

    05/16/2022 5:59:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 16, 2022 | Alastair Talbot
    A Florida church is being slammed for planning a 'youth pride concert' that features a drag show, 'forbidden queer literature' and asks children attending to list their pronouns. The free one-day event for children between the ages of 12 to 18 is scheduled to take place on May 21 at Naples United Church of Christ. The church's pastor, who bills himself as a 'progressive', Rev. Dawson B. Taylor resigned last week, according to Florida's Voice. It's unclear whether his resignation was as a result of the backlash to the event. The reverend was previously accused of planning to host a...
  • Study finds Just 37% of pastors have biblical worldview: Spiritual awakening 'needed in our pulpits'

    05/16/2022 9:02:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/16/2022 | Anugrah Kumar
    A new study from the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University has found that just 37% of Christian pastors in the United States have a biblical worldview, demonstrating that spiritual awakening is "needed just as desperately in our pulpits as in the pews," according to the pollster.The nationwide study of about 1,000 Christian pastors found that just slightly more than a third (37%) of the U.S. pastors hold a biblical worldview. The majority (62%) possess a hybrid worldview known as Syncretism.The study, released Thursday, showed that 41% of senior pastors — as compared to 28% of associate pastors —...
  • Pro-abortion activist group Ruth Sent Us that targeted SCOTUS justices' homes is BANNED from TikTok after post calling Catholic church 'an institution for the enslavement of women'

    05/16/2022 12:24:43 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 16, 2022 | Stephen M. Lepore
    A pro-abortion group is claiming they've been 'permanently banned' from TikTok, saying that it happened after they posted a video excoriating the Catholic Church for what it calls 'enslavement of women.' The group Ruth Sent Us - in reference to late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg - announced the ban on a backup TikTok account Saturday. Ruth Sent Us has caused controversy several times in recent weeks, interrupting church services and organizing crowds to picket homes of current Supreme Court justices. The group recently doxxed the Washington, D.C.-area addresses of the six conservative Supreme Court Justices and even organized...
  • Brave churchgoers hogtied gunman with electrical cords and seized his two weapons after he killed one person and wounded five others when he opened fire inside Orange County Presbyterian church

    05/15/2022 11:57:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 15, 2022 | James Gordon
    The congregants of an Orange County church are being hailed as heroes after they managed to hogtie a gunman who went on a shooting spree on Sunday afternoon in what authorities are describing as an act of 'exceptional heroism and bravery.' One person was killed and five others were shot at Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, California, about 55 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Six people at the house of worship were struck by gunfire after the shooter, said to be an Asian male in his 60s, opened fire at around 1:25 p.m. That man is now in police...
  • Queen's Speech Confirms Legislation to Ban Conversion Therapy [UK]

    05/15/2022 6:22:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 5/11/22 | Staff
    Plans to bring forward legislation outlawing so-called conversion therapy were detailed in the Queen's Speech on Tuesday. The speech confirmed that transgender people will not be covered by the ban: "Recognising the complexity of issues and need for further careful thought, we will carry out separate work to consider the issue of Transgender Conversion Therapy further." The legislation will only fully cover under-18s, with adults allowed to consent to the therapy. The plans were confirmed by the government despite an angry backlash from LGBT campaigners who are pushing for transgender people to be included in the ban. Simon Calvert, spokesperson...
  • Tokyo to Recognize Same-Sex Partnerships from November

    05/15/2022 6:16:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    UCANews ^ | 5/11/22 | AFP
    The Japanese capital is considering offering various services currently only available to married couplesTokyo will begin recognizing same-sex partnerships from November after revising current rules, becoming the largest city in Japan to do so. Japan is the only nation of the Group of Seven countries that does not recognize same-sex unions, and its constitution stipulates that "marriage shall be only with the mutual consent of both sexes". But in recent years, local authorities across the country have made moves to recognize same-sex partnerships, although such recognition does not carry the same rights as marriage under the law. "We collected opinions...
  • Arrest Made in Texas Church Theft, Though Tabernacle Remains Missing

    05/15/2022 6:07:22 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 5/14/22 | Staff
    A suspect has been charged with burglary in connection with the theft of a tabernacle from a parish church in Greater Houston, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston announced Friday. The tabernacle had been stolen from St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church in Katy, Texas, May 8. “Thanks to the Katy Police Department's diligent efforts and skill, a suspect has been apprehended and charged with burglary. It is our understanding the theft was not motivated by last week's release of the draft Supreme Court opinion involving Roe v Wade,” the Galveston-Houston archdiocese announced May 13. “Sadly, the tabernacle has not yet been...