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  • Alarming Surge in Persecution: Nearly 14 Christians Martyred Daily in 2023, Reveals World Watch List

    01/20/2024 5:18:34 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 4 replies
    Rair Foundation ^ | 1/19/24 | Amy Mek
    In 2023, nearly 14 Christians were killed each day, totaling 4,998 for the year, as a result of persecution for their faith, according to the 2024 World Watch List by Open Doors. The 2024 World Watch List, released by Open Doors, presents a grim picture of the state of Christian persecution worldwide. An alarming fact stands out in this annual report: one in seven Christians across the globe faces persecution and discrimination for their faith. This year, the number of persecuted Christians has surged to a staggering five million, indicating a crisis that demands immediate global attention and action. Rise...
  • Jordanian national arrested in Houston allegedly planned attack on Jews

    11/03/2023 10:59:12 AM PDT · by SJackson · 48 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov. 3, 2023 | Melissa Koenig
    A “radical” Jordanian national living in Texas was allegedly plotting an attack on Houston’s Jewish community before he was arrested on gun charges. Sohaib Abuayyash, 20, had been studying how to build bombs and posted about his support for killing Jews, federal officials claim. “He has viewed specific and detailed content posted by radical organizations on the internet, including lessons on how to construct bombs or explosive devices,” FBI Director Chris Wray told the Senate Homeland Security Committee, though he declined to identify Abuayyash by name. “And that defendant has made statements to others that support the killing of individuals...
  • Martyrdom In Trashworld

    03/01/2023 1:38:05 AM PST · by spirited irish · 13 replies
    PatriotandLiberty Blog ^ | Feb. 27,2023 | Pastor Andrew Isker
    Most American Christians have been told their entire lives to be ready to give their lives for Jesus Christ. But the enemies of Christ in the modern globalist world are not going to feed you to lions or burn you at the stake. Instead, if you are a Christian in modern trashworld, your martyrdom will be psychological. Not only will this psychological torment happen to you, it already has begun.
  • Uganda: Muslims abduct teacher, burn him inside mosque for praying in Christ’s name

    04/17/2022 10:23:30 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 20 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 4/16/22 | Anugrah Kumar
    In Uganda, a Christian teacher was abducted from his home and dragged inside a mosque where he was beaten and burned by his colleagues at an Islamic school who planned to kill him for praying in Jesus' name. The victim, Yusufu Mwanje, converted to Christianity earlier this year after hearing a Christian businessman who supplied equipment to the school praying to Jesus in his office. Before he lost his job after being outed as a Christian following the April 2 attack, Mwanje had led the Ibunbaz Primary School in Bugiri, Morning Star News reported. “I wanted to keep my faith...
  • Egypt: Christian Priest Slaughtered in Broad Daylight

    04/17/2022 5:16:18 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 2 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 4/15/22 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Another Coptic Christian clergyman was murdered in cold blood in Egypt today [this article was originally published on Thursday, April 7]. Local Christian media reported that, while walking in a crowded street of Alexandria with a group of church youth and his own family, Fr. Arsenius Wadid was repeatedly stabbed in the neck by an unidentified but bearded man, killing him. Fr. Arsenius, 56, headed the Church of the Virgin Mary in Muharram Bay and later the Saint Paul Church of Alexandria. He was ordained in 1996. As this just happened, details are still sparse and sometimes contradictory. Some sources...
  • Persecuted For My Name Sake

    04/15/2022 9:47:16 AM PDT · by OneVike · 11 replies
    The reason For My Faith ^ | 4/11/22 | Chuck Ness
    Pastor Yohan Maria murdered in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh IndiaSome will take this as an anti-pretribulation rapture post, but it's not. My opinion on ones view of the end times is that it has no bearing upon one's salvation, so why waste your time thinking about it? My point for this post is about those who think they will not be persecuted. Which in and of itself goes against the teachings of the One we put our faith in, Jesus Christ.What has become one of my biggest pet peeves in Christianity these days, is how so many of my...
  • The Cause and the Solution For the Great Apostasy

    11/29/2021 2:32:44 AM PST · by JosephJames · 2 replies
    Spiritual Food Blogspot ^ | November 13, 2021 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    Our Lady to Don Stefano Gobbi tells us that the great apostasy (2Thess 2:3) began with the priests. "These priest-sons of mine, who have BETRAYED THE GOSPEL in order to second the great satanic error of Marxism... It is especially because of them that the chastisement of Communism will soon come and will deprive everyone of all they possess. Times of great tribulation will unfold. Then it will be these poor sons of mine who will begin the great apostasy. Watch and pray, all of you, priests who are faithful to me!" (“To the Priests, Our Lady's Beloved Sons”; July...
  • For Christians, Dying From COVID (Or Anything Else) Is A Good Thing

    10/18/2021 9:46:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 18, 2021 | Joy Pullman
    It is time for Christians individually and corporately to repent for the way we and our institutions responded to the COVID-19 outbreak.Blaming people for contracting a catchy virus has been one of many widely deployed COVID manipulation tactics. That has shifted into blaming people for dying of a catchy virus after they decided their risks from taking the vaccines outweighed their risks from catching the disease.Shaming people for dying by accident is a bit twisted, but it might make sense if you believe life is over once a person stops breathing, and so cling to the illusion of human control...
  • Nigerian pastor murdered in machete attack was known for Christian charity, working to foster peace with Muslims

    10/03/2021 9:02:04 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/3/21 | Anugrah Kumar
    A Muslim mob in northern Nigeria’s Kano state hacked to death a church leader and burned down his home, church and a Christian school to avenge the murder of a woman allegedly committed by a young man falsely believed to be a Christian convert, according to reports. The Rev. Yohanna Shuaibu of New Life Church, who was the chair of the Christian Association of Nigeria in the Sumaila Local Government Area and lived in Massu village, succumbed to multiple machete wounds last Friday, Morning Star News reported. “The Muslims felt the young man who killed the woman in a fight...
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Catholic priest in inspiring message of hope tells Christians how to survive ‘evil’ Biden administration

    01/07/2021 3:35:43 PM PST · by ebb tide · 36 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 7, 2021 | Pete Baklinski
    Catholic priest in inspiring message of hope tells Christians how to survive ‘evil’ Biden administrationWe are the children of light,' he said, 'and we're going to keep fighting'LANCASTER, South Carolina, January 7, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – A Catholic priest is warning Americans who believe in God of the “dark” four years they have before them under a Biden administration that he says will commence an all-out assault on religious freedom that will especially target Christians, resulting in persecution.“We have a dark four years coming as a Church, and we need to get ready,” said Father Jeffrey Kirby, a moral theologian and...
  • What Will You Fight For?

    12/19/2020 9:49:10 AM PST · by OneVike · 7 replies
    The Reason For My Faith ^ | 12/19/20 | Chuck Ness
    With every lawsuit before the Supreme Court being rejected, and the constant lies being told by the MSM, it seems like the elections are on the brink of being confirmed for Biden. Like everyone, watching them attempting to steal the election right before our eyes, is beyond real. Then we see so-called elected Republicans sit by without even lifting a finger to help President Trump. Like the Democrats, they seem to be rooting for China to succeed. Then as time goes on, I keep hearing a word repeated over and over by millions of Americans across the country. It's...
  • Why Luther?

    10/31/2020 5:28:58 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 149 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 10/30/2020 | Gene Edward Veith
    istory is the account of vast social movements and cultural changes. To be sure, individuals play their part. But they are usually understood to be products of their times. The Reformation, though, whose five-hundredth anniversary we observe this year and whose impact on not only the church but the world has been monumental, was largely precipitated by one man: Martin Luther. Yes, vast social movements and cultural changes were at work in sixteenth-century Europe. But Luther caused many of them, such as the educational explosion that would lead to universal literacy, the rise of the middle class, and eventually democratic...
  • Christian Killing Fields Ignored By Western Media

    01/29/2020 3:10:09 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 12 replies
    PNW ^ | 1/28/2020 | staff
    First there was the beheading of 11 Nigerian Christians during the recent Christmas celebration. The next day, a Christian woman, Martha Bulus, was beheaded in the Nigerian state of Borno with her bridesmaids, five days before the wedding. Then there was a raid on the village of Gora-Gan in the Nigerian state of Kaduna, where terrorists shot anyone they met in the square where the evangelical community had gathered, killing two young Christian women. There was also a Christian student killed by Islamic extremists who recorded his execution. Then pastor Lawan Andimi, a local leader of the Christian Association of...
  • Islamic State in Nigeria 'beheads Christian hostages'

    12/27/2019 6:01:06 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 12 replies
    bbc ^ | 12/27/19 | staff
    The Islamic State group has released a video claiming to show the killing of 11 Christians in Nigeria. IS said it was part of its recently declared campaign to "avenge" the October deaths of its leader and spokesman in Syria. No details were given about the victims, who were all male, but IS says they were "captured in the past weeks" in Nigeria's north-eastern Borno State. The 56-second video was produced by IS's "news agency" Amaq. It was released on 26 December and analysts say it was clearly timed to coincide with Christmas celebrations. Nigeria's government has not commented on...
  • Hindu radicals livestream attack on Christians to 'make area free of Christianity'

    10/02/2019 4:15:39 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 9/30/19 | Leah MarieAnn Klett
    Indian authorities jailed church leaders and their families after Hindu extremists disrupted a worship service, beat individuals, and livestreamed the events on Facebook in efforts to make the area “free of Christianity.” According to persecution watchdog International Christian Concern, the attack took place on Sept. 8 in the Domchanch villa of Koderma District in Jharkhand state. Dozens of assailants from the youth militant group Bajrang Dal reportedly intruded on the church service and began verbally abusing congregants before tearing up Bibles, breaking church supplies, and stealing the offering box. Following the attack, the group’s organizer, Yadav, went live on Facebook,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Good King Wenceslaus, Saint Stephen and Martyrdom

    12/26/2018 1:47:14 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | December 26, 2018 | Donald R. McClarey
    But his deeds I think you know better than I could tell you; for, as is read in his Passion, no one doubts that, rising every night from his noble bed, with bare feet and only one chamberlain, he went around to God’s churches and gave alms generously to widows, orphans, those in prison and afflicted by every difficulty, so much so that he was considered, not a prince, but the father of all the wretched.              Cosmas of Prague, writing in 1119 about Saint King WenceslausIt has always seemed appropriate to me that the hymn Good King Wenceslaus, written in 1853, ties together...
  • The Martyrdom of Saints Perpetua and Felicitas

    01/28/2018 2:42:59 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 2 replies
    We arrived at the forum, and straight away the story went about the neighbourhood near the forum and a huge crowd gathered. We walked up to the prisoner's dock. All the others when questioned admitted their guilt. Then, when it came my turn, my father appeared with my son, dragged me from the step, and said: Perform the sacrifice--have pity on your baby!' Hilarianus the governor, who had received his judicial powers as the successor of the late proconsul Minucius Timinianus, said to me: 'Have pity on your father's grey head; have pity on your infant son. Offer the sacrifice...
  • No, Elizabeth Warren Is Not a Feminist Icon

    02/14/2017 8:33:25 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 13, 2017 | Rachel Bovard
    Last week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., was vaulted to high status among feminists.What did she do? Did she lay down in the street to protect the voting rights of women? Did she take a stand against sex trafficking and female exploitation?No. She knowingly and flagrantly broke a long-standing rule of the Senate. And for this, the left made her a hero.The rule that Warren broke was Section 2 of Rule 19, a century-old prohibition on senators from attributing conduct or motives “unworthy or unbecoming” to another senator.If applied, it requires the offending senator to “take his (or her) seat,” meaning...
  • WSJ Writer [from Iran] Announces Conversion to Catholicism -- honors Fr. Jacques Hamel

    07/27/2016 11:53:52 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 21 replies ^ | July 27, 2016 | Joseph Pelletier
    NEW YORK ( - Following news of the murder of a French priest by ISIS militants Tuesday, an editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal is announcing his conversion to the Catholic faith. In a tweet posted Tuesday, Sohrab Ahmari stated "this is the right moment to announce that [he is] converting to Roman Catholicism." The message was prefaced by the hashtag #IAmJacquesHamel, referring to the 84-year-old priest murdered Tuesday morning by Islamic terrorists while celebrating morning Mass at his parish in Normandy, France. Ahmari noted he is currently under instruction at the London Oratory, shorthand for the Brompton...