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  • News From The Vatican - News ab

    01/16/2021 7:19:46 PM PST · by SaxxonWoods · 10 replies
    Vatican News ^ | 1/14/2021 | Unattributed
    Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI receive their first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine in the Vatican. By Vatican News The vaccination campaign against Covid-19 in the Vatican which began on Wednesday continues with both Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI receiving their first doses of the vaccine.
  • Vienna Cardinal Says US Capitol Rioters Were Lied to About Election Fraud

    01/16/2021 5:53:58 PM PST · by marshmallow · 30 replies
    Crux ^ | 1/15/21 | Elise Ann Allen
    ROME – Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schönborn Friday weighed in on the breach of the US Capitol by pro-Trump rioters that took place nearly 10 days ago, condemning the violence and the lies he said caused the riot in the first place. Schönborn, who has been Archbishop of Vienna for 25 years, sent a tweet referring to the US Capitol breach Jan. 15 saying, “Nothing justifies violence. Even less the lies that led to the violence. This is what happens when truth is no longer distinguished from lies. What a warning against the power of lies!” His tweet included the link...
  • Breaking: March for Life 2021 Goes Virtual

    01/16/2021 5:50:43 PM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 1/15/21 | Kate Scanlon
    Washington D.C., Jan 15, 2021 / 01:01 pm MT (CNA).- The 2021 March for Life will take place virtually, organizers announced Friday. The March for Life Education and Defense Fund, the organization behind the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., said the decision was made due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the risk of unrest in the nation’s capital. This year’s march, now virtual, will take place Jan. 29. In a Jan. 15 statement announcing the decision, Jeanne Mancini, the president of the March for Life, said, “The protection of all of those who participate in the annual...
  • Pontifical University Cancels Pro-life Priest

    01/16/2021 5:47:17 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 1/15/21 | Jules Gomes
    Pro-Trump Fr. Frank Pavone has award withdrawn for 'political' reasonsROME (ChurchMilitant.com) - A pontifical university known for its unique commitment to bioethical research has reversed its decision to award a prominent pro-life priest with its "A Life for a Life" award 2021. Rome's Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum announced Wednesday it was revoking the prestigious "Una vita per la vita" prize for 2021 awarded to Fr. Frank Pavone "after taking into account aspects that were not considered in the original decision." The sudden decision to rescind the award was taken days after the high-profile pro-life campaigner and national director of Priests...
  • Iraq: Previously Destroyed by ISIS, Statue of Virgin Mary Raised on Tower of Tahira Church in Baghdede

    01/16/2021 5:39:55 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Syriac Press ^ | 1/12/21
    BAGHDEDE, Iraq — After much effort and work, the statue of the Virgin Mary was raised on the tower of Tahira Church in Baghdede (Qaraqosh) in Nineveh Plains in northern Iraq. The four-meter-long statue is made of plaster and is the work of sculptor Thabet Mikhail. Tahira Church is one of the largest churches in Iraq, opened in 1948 after a popular effort by the people of Baghdede over a 16-year period. The church was completely destroyed by the Islamic State (ISIS) and is currently being reconstructed. The tower of the church is the tallest and most ornate building in...
  • The Religious makeup of the 117th Congress is 88% Christian according to an analysis by the Pew Research Center.

    01/16/2021 5:06:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/16/2021 | Ryan Foley
    The 117th United States Congress is made up of 88% Christians, according to an analysis by the Pew Research Center. In a report called “Faith on the Hill,” the Pew Research Center analyzed the religious affiliations of all 531 members of the 117th Congress and compared them to the religious demographics of the U.S. as a whole. Pew obtained the data from a questionnaire conducted by CQ Roll Call asking members about their religious backgrounds. The publication of the Pew report came just one day after the 117th Congress was sworn into session on Jan. 3. Pew has been analyzing...
  • Christians Debate The Prophetic Future Of America - Prosperity vs End Times

    01/16/2021 2:52:20 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 45 replies
    Prophecy News Watch ^ | 01/15/2021 | Staff
    Are you surprised by America's sudden meltdown? Over the past 12 months, we have witnessed the greatest public health crisis in 100 years, the lockdowns that were instituted to control the pandemic resulted in the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s, widespread civil unrest erupted in the aftermath of George Floyd's death and has not stopped since, and now we are witnessing the greatest political turmoil since the Civil War. Despite all of this chaos, many Americans remain absolutely convinced that the greatest days of the United States are still ahead of us. To them, the...
  • Massacre ‘of 750’ reported in Aksum church complex, Tigray, Ethiopia (AXUM, ETHIOPIA)

    01/16/2021 11:07:15 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 8 replies
    churchtimes.co.uk ^ | 1/15/21 | Rebecca Paveley
    REPORTS of a massacre of 750 people in the cathedral complex that reputedly houses the Ark of the Covenant have emerged from the Tigray region of Ethiopia. Accounts have come from those who fled the town of Aksum and walked more than 200km to the regional capital, Mekelle. The massacre was first reported in dispatches from the Belgium-based NGO European External Programme with Africa (EEPA). The area is sealed off to journalists, but many reports of massacres have nevertheless emerged, some of which have been documented by Amnesty International. The former BBC World Service Africa editor and Senior Research Fellow...
  • Massacre ‘of 750’ Reported in Aksum Church Complex, Tigray, Ethiopia

    01/15/2021 6:22:54 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Church Times (UK) ^ | 1/15/21 | Rebecca Paveley
    REPORTS of a massacre of 750 people in the cathedral complex that reputedly houses the Ark of the Covenant have emerged from the Tigray region of Ethiopia. Accounts have come from those who fled the town of Aksum and walked more than 200km to the regional capital, Mekelle. The massacre was first reported in dispatches from the Belgium-based NGO European External Programme with Africa (EEPA). The area is sealed off to journalists, but many reports of massacres have nevertheless emerged, some of which have been documented by Amnesty International. The former BBC World Service Africa editor and Senior Research Fellow...
  • Three Men Arrested Outside Irish Cathedral While Broadcasting Mass

    01/15/2021 6:16:26 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1/14/21 | Michael Haynes
    Police had spotted a ‘vehicle parked some distance away from the men,’ and thus assumed they had traveled more than the currently permitted 5 km from home.WATERFORD, Ireland, January 14, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Three men have been arrested by Irish police in connection to broadcasting Mass on speakers outside a cathedral, and for not giving their names to police. On Sunday, January 10, four men positioned themselves outside Most Holy Trinity Catholic Cathedral in Waterford, Ireland. They had two amplifiers with them and reports state that the men were “broadcasting Mass on speakers.” The regular Sunday Mass in the cathedral...
  • COVID-19 Pandemic Increasing Persecution of Christians, Report Claims

    01/15/2021 6:09:32 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Crux ^ | 1/14/20 | Ines San Martin
    ROSARIO, Argentina — Anti-Christian persecution is on the rise, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report. Every day, more than 340 million Christians suffer discrimination, inequality or active persecution in at least fifty countries in the world, according to a report released Wednesday by Open Doors, a Christian human rights organization. In 2018-2019, 2,983 cases of Christians being killed for their faith were recorded by the international watchdog group, while there were at least 4,781 between Oct. 2019 and Sept. 2020. Over 90 percent of these killings were in Africa, where a terrorist group blamed Christians for the...
  • Texas Ends Medicaid Funds to Planned Parenthood

    01/15/2021 6:05:54 PM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 1/13/21 | Kevin J. Jones
    Denver Newsroom, Jan 13, 2021 / 04:01 pm MT (CNA).- Texas will no longer provide Medicaid funds to abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood, with the last funds ending in February. “We are grateful that Texas has finally taken the steps to fully remove abortion providers from all state Medicaid funding,” Jennifer Allmon, executive director of the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops, told CNA Jan. 12. “The legislature has acted responsibly to remove funding from the state budget and the recent actions of (the Texas Health and Human Services Commission) to complete the defunding are welcomed by the Catholic Bishops...
  • 'We Are Not Each Other's Enemies'

    01/14/2021 7:53:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 67 replies
    The Family Research Council ^ | January 14, 2021 | Tony Perkins
    For most of us, the last week has felt like a lifetime. In the course of eight days, we've lost the Senate and an election challenge, watched as angry people stormed the Capitol and equally angry leaders impeached the president. We've seen the crushing of our voice, the silencing of our freedoms, and felt the wave of corporate punishment start to roll across the country. Americans are so badly shaken that 80 percent of them think the country is falling apart. And church leaders, political leaders, and Christians aren't far behind. The choice before us is as plain as it...
  • False Narrative of Papal Division ‘Harmful,’ Former Doctrinal Chief Says

    01/14/2021 6:45:26 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    The Catholic Virginian ^ | 1/13/21 | Junno Arocho Esteves
    VATICAN CITY — The constant comparison as well as false reports of division between Pope Francis and retired Pope Benedict XVI by both secular and Catholic media outlets threaten the dignity of the papacy and the faith of many, a former top Vatican official said. In an op-ed piece published Jan. 10 in the Italian daily La Bussola Quotidiana, Cardinal Gerhard Muller, former prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, said that with the “visual image of ‘two popes’ side by side, the subtle problem of comparing the pontificates of two living people has arisen.” He...
  • Bp. Strickland: Christians Need ‘to be Ready for a New Age of Martyrdom’

    01/14/2021 6:38:58 PM PST · by marshmallow · 43 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1/14/20 | Staff
    His Excellency made mention of President Trump's proclamation of the 850th anniversary of St. Thomas Becket's deathJanuary 14, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – In this episode of The Bishop Strickland Show, Bishop Joseph Strickland focuses his attention on the importance and need for Christians to prepare for martyrdom in whatever form and whenever it may come. Strickland and host Terry Barber talk about the proclamation from President Trump last month on the 850th anniversary of the martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket. Bishop Strickland called the proclamation from the president a form of “true leadership.” Bishop Strickland states that Thomas Becket “was willing...
  • Evangelical Elite Trample Trump Deplorables

    01/14/2021 6:30:14 PM PST · by marshmallow · 40 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 1/14/21 | Jules Gomes
    White 'born-again' leaders trade gospel for identity politics CAROL STREAM, Illinois (ChurchMilitant.com) - Elite white evangelicals have launched vicious attacks on Trump 'deplorables,' claiming that the Capitol Hill "atrocity" was "brought to us by the white, evangelical church in America." Belying the religious, racial and class diversity of Trump's supporters, evangelicals like clergywoman Tish Harrison Warren are accusing the "white American church" and the "heresy of Christian nationalism" for the Epiphany protest. Parade of Trump-Bashers Writing in the flagship evangelical magazine Christianity Today (CT), Warren noted that "the symbols of faith — Jesus' name, cross and message — have been...
  • Report: Australia’s Financial Crime Watchdog Says it Vastly Overestimated Vatican Transfers

    01/14/2021 6:21:25 PM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 1/13/21 | Staff
    CNA Staff, Jan 13, 2021 / 06:30 am MT (CNA).- Australia’s financial crime watchdog has said that it vastly overestimated Vatican transfers, local media reported on Wednesday. The Australian newspaper said on Jan. 13 that the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC), a government agency, attributed the miscalculation to a “computer coding error.” According to the newspaper, AUSTRAC informed Australia’s Senate that it had discovered the mistake after it launched a “detailed review” of its initial finding that around $1.8 billion had been transferred from the Vatican to Australia in about 47,000 separate transfers since 2014. Working with the...
  • Russell Moore: 'If I were a member of Congress, I would vote to impeach' President Trump

    01/14/2021 7:49:49 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 47 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 1/12/21 | Leah MarieAnn Klett
    Influential Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore issued a blistering criticism of President Donald Trump and the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week and said that if he were a member of Congress, he “would vote to impeach” the president. “This is not about politics. This is about our country, about the rule of law and about the sanctity of human life,” Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, wrote in a Jan. 11 op-ed posted on his website. “The president invited mobs to Washington — promising a 'wild' time — and...
  • 60% rise in Christians killed worldwide in 2020: Open Doors report

    01/14/2021 7:23:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/14/2021 | Jackson Elliot
    2020 continued a trend of rising persecution around the world, with governments often using COVID-19 restrictions as tools of repression, Christian persecution watchdog Open Doors USA announced in its annual report. Open Doors' 2021 report revealed two important persecution trends in 2020. The number of Christians killed has increased by 60% this year, mostly because of Islamic violence against Nigerian Christians. Secondly, anti-Christian governments around the world use COVID-19 restrictions to persecute Christians. “This past year 2020 has been a year of uncertainty and fear. We’ve been all fighting a virus that we cannot see with the naked eye. Less...
  • Decision Time Prophecy Update

    01/14/2021 4:25:52 AM PST · by EBH · 18 replies
    JD Farag ^ | 1/10/2021 | JD Farag
    Video was removed for violating youtube's terms of service. JD. Farag explains how much of the vaccine fits into Revelations and the Greek translations.