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  • 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 · 15 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 · 13 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...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Hollerich again falsely claims Catholic teaching on male-only priesthood ‘can be changed’

    05/17/2024 4:03:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 17, 2024 | Andreas Wailzer
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Hollerich again falsely claims Catholic teaching on male-only priesthood ‘can be changed’Pope St. John Paul II declared in his 1994 apostolic letter Ordinatio Sacerdotalis that it is ontologically impossible for women to be ordained to the priesthood.Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich has falsely claimed that the Church could change its teaching on a solely male priesthood and open the door to female ordinations.In an interview with the Swiss outlet, Hollerich, who is the relator general of the Vatican’s Synod on Synodality, said that the Church’s rejection of female ordinations “is not an infallible doctrinal decision.”When asked by the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican issues new norms on alleged visions, refusing to rule on supernatural origin of events

    05/17/2024 8:29:38 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 17, 2024 | Michael Haynes
    [Catholic Caucus] Vatican issues new norms on alleged visions, refusing to rule on supernatural origin of eventsThe updated procedures for determining the authenticity of alleged visions, approved by Pope Francis, reject declaring such events as being of supernatural origin, at most determining them as ‘free from error.’Cardinal Victor Manuel Fernández has issued new norms to assess and determine the authenticity of alleged visions, outlining a process which pulls power back to the Vatican and sets up the strong likelihood of confusion among the faithful. On May 17, the prefect of the Dicastery (formerly Congregation) for the Doctrine of the Faith...
  • Pope Francis says US Catholic conservatives have 'suicidal attitude'

    05/17/2024 7:37:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | 05/16/2024 | Brad Brooks
    Pope Francis said his conservative critics within the Roman Catholic Church in the United States are trapped in a "suicidal attitude," according to an interview with CBS. During the April 24 interview with "60 Minutes" that will air this Sunday, Pope Francis was asked his thoughts on the conservative backlash against his papacy, with many of his critics being American clergy members. Pope Francis responded by saying a conservative is someone who "clings to something and does not want to see beyond that." "It is a suicidal attitude," the pontiff said, according to a brief transcript excerpt made available by...
  • The NFL’s Condemnation Of Harrison Butker Exemplifies The Left’s Anti-Christian Bigotry

    05/16/2024 9:49:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/16/2024 | John Daniel Davidson
    In corporate America today, there’s a permission structure in place to attack, defame, and destroy anyone who dares to be publicly Christian.It didn’t take long for the NFL to come out and condemn recent remarks from Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker, saying his views, given during a commencement speech at Benedictine College over the weekend, “are not those of the NFL as an organization. The NFL is steadfast in our commitment to inclusion, which only makes our league stronger.”What horrible, non-inclusive things did the 28-year-old Butker say? He committed the crime of giving public witness to his faith, espousing...
  • Pope Francis: ‘Path to climate resilience impeded by short-term greed’

    05/16/2024 3:36:44 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    Vatican News ^ | May 16, 2024 | Devin Watkins
    Pope Francis: ‘Path to climate resilience impeded by short-term greed’The Pontifical Academies of Science and Social Sciences is hosting a three-day summit in the Vatican that brings together mayors, governors, and experts to explore the theme: “From Climate Crisis to Climate Resilience.”Pope Francis held an audience with participants in the summit on Thursday, the second day of the event.In his address, the Pope lamented the worsening data regarding climate change, calling for urgent action “to protect people and nature.”As developing nations suffer more directly the effects of climate change, he asked the political leaders from various nations whether “we are...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican invites Gavin Newsom, other pro-abortion, pro-LGBT Democrats to speak at climate event

    05/15/2024 6:58:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 14, 2024 | Doug Mainwaring
    [Catholic Caucus] Vatican invites Gavin Newsom, other pro-abortion, pro-LGBT Democrats to speak at climate eventMassachusetts Gov. Maura Healy, a pro-abortion ‘partnered’ lesbian who supports child ‘sex changes,’ will give a keynote address at the Vatican climate summit, where far-left California Gov. Gavin Newsom and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul will also deliver speechesThree of the nation’s most radical, far-left governors – all of whom identify as Catholic despite their staunch pro-abortion and pro-LGBT stances – have been invited by the Vatican to participate in the Holy See’s summit on “climate change” this week.Perhaps the most troubling aspect of the conference,...
  • Taylor Swift Sunday Service Packs German Church to Overflowing

    05/15/2024 6:03:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 15, 2024 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    A 600-year-old church in southern Germany drew some 1,200 people to a Taylor Swift-themed worship service on Sunday, local media reported. Heidelberg’s famous Church of the Holy Spirit, originally Catholic and now Protestant, hosted a liturgical service bearing the title “Anti-Hero — Taylor Swift Church Service,” in an effort to attract younger people, Deutsche Welle (DW) reported. “The Church of the Holy Spirit has always been a place of encounter and exchange,” said Heidelberg Pastor Christof Ellsiepen. “That’s why a pop-music religious service fits so perfectly. With it, we are giving space to the questions and issues that occupy the...
  • Far-right Christians blame Madonna’s ‘satanic’ concert for floods in southern Brazil

    05/15/2024 5:46:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | May 13, 2024 | Eduardo Campos Lima
    SÃO PAULO, Brazil (RNS) — Conservative Christians are accusing the pop star Madonna, who gave a free concert on Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach May 4, of including satanic rituals in the show, with catastrophic consequences for Brazil. The concert, the last stop on Madonna’s The Celebration Tour, drew more than 1.6 million Brazilians and fans from neighboring countries and was aired in its entirety on Rede Globo, the national TV network. Besides a diverse cast and some sexual play that LGBTQ+ Brazilians and other minorities said spotlighted their communities, the show projected images of Brazilian human rights icons, including...
  • Christian school teacher who was fired for refusing to use trans student's preferred pronouns settles lawsuit

    05/15/2024 5:27:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 15, 2024 | Rachel Bowman
    A former gym teacher reached a settlement with a California public school district, after claiming she was wrongfully fired when she refused to lie to parents about their child's pronoun preference and hide her religious beliefs. Jessica Tapia will receive $360,000 from the Jurupa Unified School District after she was fired in 2022 and accused of proselytizing during class. The teacher said the district accused her of not calling a student by their preferred pronouns, but denies ever being asked by a student to do so in the first place. She claimed the district directed her to refer to students...
  • EXCLUSIVE Mica Miller's pastor husband John-Paul threatened to show up at her sister's house 'armed and ready' while demanding to see his wife during 2022 altercation, disturbing texts revea

    05/14/2024 10:49:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 14, 2024 | Emma James
    Mica Miller's pastor husband sent a series of disturbing text messages intimidating and threatening his wife and her family during a bitter argument, nearly two years before their marriage broke down, can reveal. John-Paul Miller, 44, even warned that he was on his way to her sister's home 'armed' and 'ready' in November 2022 – bombarding them with bizarre texts in the early hours. The messages, posted online by Mica's sister Sierra Francis, come after Mica, 30, was found dead in Lumber River State Park in North Carolina on April 27 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. She was revealed...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Fiducia Supplicans: Another Homosex-Blasphemy in a Church

    05/13/2024 7:19:12 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | May 13, 2024 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Fiducia Supplicans: Another Homosex-Blasphemy in a Church"Triggered by Francis' homosexual propaganda piece 'Fiducia supplicans', a homosexual [pseudo] blessing was staged in the Nuestra Señora de Belén Church in Miajadas, Diocese of Plasencia, Spain.One of the two homosexual concubines admitted on a social network that their complicity in sin was hardened and had lasted for 30 years."We were very happy to be able to do it in the Church, to be the first homosexual couple of many to come," he announced.It seems that the initiative for the sacrilege came from Don Enrique Gómez Rodríguez, the parish priest, as can...
  • ‘The Stripper’s Guide to Looking Great Naked?’ Logos Bible Software Platforms Hundreds of Erotic Books Despite ‘Updated’ Screening Process

    05/13/2024 5:01:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Protestia ^ | May 13, 2024 | staff
    Logos Bible Software continues to sell hundreds of erotic and pornographic books on its platform despite promising that such titles would be “rare” and that their “filters as well as our manual processes” would “prevent illicit titles from being added to our platform.” Earlier this year, we broke the story that the preeminent Bible software company was selling thousands of erotic and pornographic books, failing to act on complaints when it was first brought to them. 1. Exclusive: ‘Logos Software’ Selling Hardcore Erotica Porn Alongside Devotionals and Bible Studies 2. ‘Sexual Magic for the Solo Witch,’ + A Timeline of...
  • Vatican To Publish New Document On Marian Apparitions Next Week

    05/12/2024 7:58:48 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 381 replies
    One News Page ^ | 5/6/24 | Courtney Mares
    The Vatican’s doctrine office will publish a new document next week on discerning Marian apparitions and other supernatural events. The Holy See Press Office announced on Tuesday that Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández, the prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith (DDF), will unveil new norms for discernment regarding “apparitions and other supernatural phenomena” on Friday, May 17. In an interview with the National Catholic Register, CNA’s sister news partner, last month, Fernandez said that the document will provide “clear guidelines and norms” for discernment. The new norms will be the first time that the Vatican’s doctrinal office...
  • DOJ’s report on FBI leaked memo on traditionalist Catholics leaves many questions unanswered, omits Biden admin’s targeted persecution of Catholics

    05/12/2024 7:35:53 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | May 8, 2024 | Angeline Tan
    DOJ’s report on FBI leaked memo on traditionalist Catholics leaves many questions unanswered, omits Biden admin’s targeted persecution of Catholics.In mid-April, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) under the Joe Biden administration released a 10-page report to Congress stating that those who penned an internal memo dated January 23, 2023, likening traditionalist Catholics to violent extremists “failed to adhere to FBI standards” but displayed no proof of “malicious intent”. The memo was subsequently leaked to the public.Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s recent April report to Congress claimed that it found no proof that anyone instructed either of the unnamed authors of...
  • The Death of Truth

    05/12/2024 4:12:56 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 11 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 5/11/24 | Daymond Duck
    When asked about the signs of His coming and the end of the age, Jesus mentioned deceit four times in Matt. 24 (vs. 4, 5, 11, and 24). In an article titled “Truth Has Become a Casualty in Modern Journalism,” Pastor Mike Spaulding (author, speaker, radio host) wrote on Apr. 27, 2024: We should all be mourning the death of truth, but alas, few recognize what has happened to truth as a tool to strengthen nations and guard against ruinous corruption. The murder of truth was intentionally committed by individuals and organizations who cannot accomplish their goals through rational, logical,...