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  • MyChurchFinder is an online directory to Christian nationalist congregations

    05/24/2024 12:25:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | May 24, 2024 | Tess Owen
    (RNS) — Since taking the pulpit at Legacy Baptist Church in Coolidge, Arizona, Pastor Rob Hudelson has not shied away from hot-button political issues, including disputing the results of the 2020 election. His taste for politicking has expressed itself in his two campaigns for state representative. Recently on X, formerly Twitter, Hudelson responded to a post from the conspiracy minded journalist Lara Logan about recent arrests of Jan. 6 rioters with a post that read: “Marxism will not be something that is debated… only taken by force. It cannot win in the battlefield of ideas.” That kind of rhetoric has...
  • Three Catholic bishops and a nun walk into the White House. Here’s why it’s no joke.

    05/24/2024 10:36:53 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | May 23, 2024 | John C Wester
    Three Catholic bishops and a nun walk into the White House. Here’s why it’s no joke. (RNS) — Three Catholic bishops and a nun walked into a climate policy meeting at the White House. This isn’t the beginning of a joke. Bishop Edward Weisenburger of Tucson, Arizona, Bishop Joseph Tyson of Yakima, Washington, and St. Joseph Sister Carol Zinn, executive director of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, and I really did go to the White House on Nov. 17, with support from communications specialist Lonnie Ellis. We went to discuss Pope Francis’ latest apostolic exhortation on climate, “Laudate Deum.”...
  • What More Does The Church Need To See Before They Conclude We Are Nearing Christ’s Return?

    05/23/2024 3:49:40 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 95 replies
    Harbingers Daily ^ | 5/21/24 | Jonathan Brentner
    This sounds so much like today! I couldn’t get that thought out of my head as I read the John 6 account of Jesus’ interaction with the Jews the day after His feeding of the five thousand. How did those in the crowd on that day respond to Jesus’ plea that they believe in Him? They asked, “Then what sign do you do, that we may see and believe you? What work do you perform?” (John 6:30). What more did they need to see? Jesus had just fed a multitude with “five barley loaves” and “two fish.” The total number...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Burke warns Synod threatens to spread ‘devastation’ of German Church to ‘universal Church’

    05/23/2024 9:46:49 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 21, 2024 | Stephen Kokx
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Burke warns Synod threatens to spread ‘devastation’ of German Church to ‘universal Church’ Speaking at the Thomas Aquinas College commencement, His Eminence told the graduates that the world is facing troubled times and 'What is more, the rebellion and revolution is sustained by some from within the Church, even by some who are called and ordained to shepherd the flock.' On Sunday, the Feast of Pentecost, U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke warned graduates of Thomas Aquinas College about the potential “devastating” impact the upcoming October meeting of the Synod of Bishops may have on “the universal Church.” “We...
  • Did God Create Evil: Part 2: An Awkward Truce of Disparate Truths

    05/22/2024 7:07:42 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 16 replies
    Rev310.net ^ | 5/8/24 | Steve Schmutzer
    In the first part of this article, we noted that God has created everything. Nothing exists without Him. This position is clearly supported in the Scriptures just as the case for His omnibenevolent, omniscient, and omnipotent nature is also supported. These are matters which are beyond question if one studies and accepts the Scriptures responsibly. All that being so, it’s tempting to feel that if an omnipotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent God really exists, then evil should not. If God is who the Bible claims He is, then how does evil fit in? This awkward truce of disparate truths is not...
  • Did God Create Evil?

    05/22/2024 7:07:39 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 34 replies
    Rev310.net ^ | 5/7/24 | Steve Schmutzer
    Part 1: An Apparent Contradiction of Logic An unsettling question may arise when one ponders the implications of John 1:3 which states, “All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.” That unsettling question is, “Did God create evil?” Let’s step back a few paces to get a big-picture view. After each sequence of bringing the heavens and earth into existence in Genesis chapter 1, God considered His creative work to be good. Over and over, it is repeated, “And God saw that it was good.” The point is...
  • A Tyrant Who Threatened Israel With Annihilation: Was Raisi’s Death An Act Of God?

    05/22/2024 9:36:16 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 40 replies
    Harbingers Daily ^ | 5/20/24 | Cookie Schwaeber-Issan
    It really makes you wonder when you look back at Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s statement of April 23rd, less than a month ago, as he threatened Israel with annihilation. It was during a visit to Pakistan that Raisi referred to Israel as the “Zionist regime,” whose destruction he promised if they would dare to attack Iran. Because when thinking about the Biblical accounts of cause and effect, it’s only natural to make the comparison of someone who, after threatening the Jews, ended up hanging on his own gallows. But who was Ebrahim Raisi, and is it possible to connect his...
  • [Catholic Caucus] German priests do not support Synodal Way, new study finds

    05/21/2024 4:41:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | May 21, 2024 | AC Wimmer
    [Catholic Caucus] German priests do not support Synodal Way, new study findsPriests in Germany are not supportive of the controversial German Synodal Way, according to a new study commissioned by the German Bishops’ Conference.The study, officially titled “Who Becomes a Priest?”, found that priests are “alienated from the concerns of Church reform,” lead author Matthias Sellmann said on May 17.“Priests are also clearly not supporters of the German Synodal Way,” Sellmann emphasized. According to a statement by the bishops’ conference, the study aimed to investigate “the socio-religious background and motivations of newly ordained priests in order to make strategic personnel...
  • [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus] Pope Francis gives prisoners silent blessing ‘so everyone receives it from God in the way they believe’

    05/21/2024 3:33:39 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 20, 2024 | Raymond Wolfe
    [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus] Pope Francis gives prisoners silent blessing ‘so everyone receives it from God in the way they believe’‘All religions, all cultures, look at the one God in different ways,’ the pontiff told a group of prisoners in Verona from various religions.“God is one: our cultures have taught us to call him by one name, by another, and to find him in different ways, but he is the same father of all of us,” Pope Francis said. “He is one.” “And all religions, all cultures, look at the one God in different ways.”“Please do not forget, please pray for me...
  • Vatican makes fresh overture to China, reaffirms that Catholic Church is no threat to sovereignty

    05/21/2024 3:05:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 21, 2024 | Nicole Winfield
    Vatican makes fresh overture to China, reaffirms that Catholic Church is no threat to sovereigntyThe Vatican has made another big overture to ChinaROME -- The Vatican made another big overture to China on Tuesday, reaffirming the Catholic Church poses no threat to Beijing's sovereignty and admitting that Western missionaries had made “errors” in past centuries in their zeal to convert the Chinese faithful.The Vatican hosted the head of China's bishops conference for an unprecedented, high-level commemoration of a landmark 1924 meeting in Shanghai that affirmed the need for foreign missionaries in China to give way to local church leaders.The presence...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis tells CBS’ ‘60 Minutes’ that U.S. conservative Catholics have ‘suicidal attitude’

    05/20/2024 8:40:02 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 19, 2024 | Mark A. Kellner
    [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis tells CBS’ ‘60 Minutes’ that U.S. conservative Catholics have ‘suicidal attitude’Pope Francis blasted critics of his 11-year pontificate Sunday, saying conservative Catholics manifest “a suicidal attitude.”“We could not divide the world into conservatives or non-conservatives and those are ideological divisions that are no good at all,” he added.... In August 2023, during a meeting with Jesuits in Lisbon, Portugal, Francis said a “reactionary attitude” among some American Catholics was “useless,” saying they “need to understand that there is an appropriate evolution in the understanding of matters of faith and morals.” Critics would say the Argentinian-born pontiff,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Catholic diocesan hermit approved by Kentucky bishop comes out as transgender

    05/20/2024 7:30:03 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 45 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | May 19, 2024 | Jack Jenkins
    [Catholic Caucus] Catholic diocesan hermit approved by Kentucky bishop comes out as transgenderDiocesan hermits by nature don’t get much attention. A small subset of religious persons, hermits mostly spend their lives engaged in quiet prayer.Brother Christian Matson, a Catholic diocesan hermit in Kentucky, has spent years doing just that. His monk’s habit might catch his neighbors’ eye, but he is known in the town where he lives primarily through his work with the local theater.But recently Matson decided that his faith compels him to make a little more noise than usual.“This Sunday, Pentecost 2024, I’m planning to come out publicly...
  • Debunking Popular Lies About Premillennialism

    05/19/2024 2:20:33 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 79 replies
    Harbingers Daily ^ | 5/17/24 | Jonathan Brentner
    Has the definition of Premillennialism changed in the past few decades? I ask this because during the past several years, a few pastors told me they were Premillennial, but they didn’t adhere to a futuristic interpretation of the book of Revelation or the restoration of a kingdom to Israel. For me, Premillennialism has always signified a belief in Jesus’ return to earth after a literal seven-year Tribulation at which time He will setup His thousand-year rule over the nations of the earth, which certainly includes a gloriously restored Israel. What’s causing the shift away from these beliefs that were a...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Fernández: With new norms it will be easier to decide on Medjugorje

    05/19/2024 1:04:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Vatican News ^ | May 17, 2024 | L’Osservatore Romano
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Fernández: With new norms it will be easier to decide on MedjugorjeThe Prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith responds to journalists about the "Medjugorje case" during the press conference presenting the new norms for discerning presumed supernatural phenomena."Regarding Medjugorje, no conclusion has been reached yet, but with these guidelines, we believe it will be easier to proceed and reach a conclusion," said Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, during the press conference presenting the new norms for discerning presumed supernatural phenomena. Responding to a journalist's...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis says ‘conservative’ bishops have ‘suicidal attitude’ during 60 Minutes interview

    05/19/2024 9:35:19 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 17, 2024 | Michael Haynes
    [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis says ‘conservative’ bishops have ‘suicidal attitude’ during 60 Minutes interviewCertain of the U.S. episcopate have been notable in defending elements of Catholic teaching, often in seeming juxtaposition to Francis’ own stance – including such men as Bishop Joseph Strickland and Cardinal Raymond Burke.Pope Francis with Norah O'Donnell.Pope Francis has described “conservative” bishops as having a “suicidal attitude” due to being closed “inside a dogmatic box.”“A Conservative is one who clings to something and does not want to see beyond that,” Francis said in response to a question about “conservative bishops in the United States” the CBS...
  • Christian leaders send letter to President Biden warning that failure to support Israel could endanger US

    05/18/2024 6:16:31 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 16 replies
    All Israel ^ | 5/17/24 | Staff
    One hundred fifty-seven Christian leaders representing different streams of Christianity in the United States, wrote a letter to U.S. President Joe Biden, under the banner of American Christian Leaders for Israel (ACLI), to express their disappointment with recent actions by his administration towards Israel. In the letter, the leaders warned that these actions would embolden the mutual enemies of both Israel and the United States and encouraged Biden to make “a course correction.” Among the actions the leaders specified were: Holding Israel responsible for all civilian casualties in Gaza, despite Hamas being the official government of the people there. Repeatedly...
  • Why Has The Vatican Chosen This Precise Moment To Drop Bombshells About UFOs, Aliens And “Apparitions”?

    05/18/2024 6:09:20 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 14 replies
    The Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 5/16/24 | Michael Snyder
    For centuries, the Vatican has been carefully guarding their most precious secrets. In recent years, that has been especially true regarding what they know about UFOs, aliens and the mysteries of the universe. So why have they chosen this exact moment in history to publicly talk about these things? The press conference at the Vatican on Thursday is the very first time that the Vatican has held a press conference about UFOs, aliens and “apparitions” since 1978. So this is a really big deal. It is being reported that the Vatican has decided to issue new guidelines “on aliens and...
  • The Vatican’s Gamble With Beijing Is Costing China’s Catholics

    05/17/2024 6:14:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    The Alantic ^ | May 14, 2024 | Francis X Rocca
    The Vatican’s Gamble With Beijing Is Costing China’s CatholicsNo pope has ever set foot in China, but 10 years ago, Francis came the closest. On a flight to South Korea in August 2014, he became the first Vicar of Christ to enter Chinese airspace. Apparently that wasn’t enough. “Do I want to go to China?” Francis mused a few days later to those of us journalists accompanying him on his flight back to Rome. “Of course: Tomorrow!”Francis has been more conciliatory to the People’s Republic than any of his predecessors. His approach has brought some stability to the Church in...
  • Abuse victim advocates pushing Missouri AG to investigate Christian boarding schools

    05/17/2024 5:31:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | May 14, 2024 | Jim Salter
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Advocates for victims of abuse at Missouri boarding schools on Monday urged the state’s attorney general to launch an investigation, work with local prosecutors and take other steps aimed at stemming the tide of abuse. Three Christian boarding schools in southern Missouri have shut down since 2020 amid wide-ranging abuse allegations levied by current and former students. Several people affiliated with those schools are facing criminal charges. Advocates who worry that more abuse is going unpunished gathered Monday outside Republican Attorney General Andrew Bailey’s St. Louis office to demand action. “This is a structural problem,” said...
  • Daystar Co-Founder Exploits Ministry Funds and Jet for Lavish Romantic Getaways

    05/17/2024 5:27:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Disntr ^ | May 17, 2024 | staff
    It’s getting harder and harder to ignore the shenanigans that these prosperity charlatans continue to perpetrate, especially with the latest revelations about the extravagant misuse of ministry funds and assets in false prophet, Joni Lamb’s ministry. For the life of me, I cannot wrap my head around the fascination with such people—they contribute absolutely nothing to the body of Christ. According to an investigation by the Trinity Foundation, Lamb has been using Daystar Television Network’s ministry jet for personal jaunts to visit her fiancé (now husband) and to their new condo. The cost of these trips? An eye-watering $769,220. To...