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    01/23/2021 7:07:52 PM PST · by Faith · 24 replies
    January 24, 2021 | Faith
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for AMERICA: For those in Authority in Government, Family, Military, Business, Healthcare, Education, Churches, and the Media. I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone: for kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. ~ 1 Timothy 2:1-2 Religion Forum Threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Federal Court Backs Religious Freedom

    01/23/2021 6:04:35 PM PST · by marshmallow
    Church Militant ^ | 1/22/21 | Martina Moyski
    Protects Catholic sisters, doctors from covering transgender surgeryBISMARCK, N.D. ( - On the day before self-identifying Catholic Joe Biden was inaugurated president, a federal court came down on the side of a Catholic religious order seeking to do its work in alignment with its faith. On Monday, the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota blocked an Obama-era requirement known as the Transgender Mandate, part of Obamacare, which forced doctors to perform gender transition procedures on patients, including children, even if the doctor believes the treatment or hormone therapy could harm the patient. The term "gender-transition procedures" in...
  • Biden’s Band of Pro-Abort Catholics

    01/23/2021 3:09:46 PM PST · by ebb tide · 34 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 22, 2021 | Paul Murano
    Biden’s Band of Pro-Abort CatholicsWolves in sheep's clothingNew president Joe Biden is surrounding himself with like-minded pro-abortion Catholics.President Biden has nominated cabinet members who identify as Catholic but embrace policies that directly contradict essential doctrine on sexuality, human life and gender. This is according to reports by Catholic News Agency and National Catholic Register.Biden picked so-called Catholics to lead the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, Commerce and Agriculture. He also chose self-described Catholics to lead the departments of Energy, Veterans Affairs, Defense — and as Ambassador to the United Nations.Faithful Catholics note the religiosity of these nominees is...
  • LGBT Lobby Wants Biden To Target Christian Schools That Follow Biblical Values

    01/23/2021 7:16:38 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 71 replies
    PNW ^ | 1/21/21 | Jonathan Van Maren
    The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America's largest and most powerful LGBT lobby organizations, is pushing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to target Christian educational institutions, demanding that the Biden Administration strip colleges that adhere to rules and positions opposing homosexuality of their accreditation. The HRC's "Blueprint for Positive Change," which offers 85 recommendations, proposes eliminating non-discrimination exemptions for religious colleges if they refuse to abandon the biblical position on marriage. Al Mohler, a theologian and president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, sounded the alarm on the HRC's push in an essay titled "A Direct Threat to Christian Education." The...
  • Bishops Advise Spaniards to Carry Letter Protecting Them from Euthanasia

    01/22/2021 6:56:35 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 1/22/21 | John Burger
    If passed, law would make Spain sixth country to allow "mercy killing."Don’t leave home without it. That’s the message, basically, from the Catholic Bishops of Spain, who are renewing their longstanding invitation for concerned citizens to draft a living will to protect against being involuntarily killed under a government-backed euthanasia law. In December, Spanish lawmakers voted in favor of a law decriminalizing euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. If the Senate gives it final approval, Spain would be Europe’s sixth country to allow active euthanasia. “This proposed law says euthanasia cannot be applied if the person has previously signed a document with...
  • ‘Catholic’ Biden Marks Roe v. Wade Anniversary with Pledge to Make Abortion Available for ‘Everyone’

    01/22/2021 6:52:43 PM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1/22/21 | Pete Baklinski
    ‘In the past four years, reproductive health, including the right to choose, has been under relentless and extreme attack. We are deeply committed to making sure everyone has access to care — including reproductive health care.’WASHINGTON, D.C., January 22, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — President Joe Biden, who calls himself Catholic, marked the 48th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision that brought legal abortion to all of America with a pledge that he will make sure that “everyone” who wants it has access to the procedure of killing their preborn children. “In the past four years, reproductive health,...
  • Pro-life Mass in Columbus cathedral disrupted by pro-abortion protesters

    01/22/2021 6:04:55 PM PST · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 22, 2021 | David McLoone
    Pro-life Mass in Columbus cathedral disrupted by pro-abortion protestersThe activists were displaying posters with messages that read: ‘Fund abortion, not cops,’ and, ‘Abortion on demand, end Hyde now.’The activists were displaying posters with messages that read: ‘Fund abortion, not cops,’ and, ‘Abortion on demand, end Hyde now.’ During Mass, which was celebrated by local Robert J. Brennan, eight activists paraded around the pews inside the cathedral, displaying posters with messages that read: “Fund abortion, not cops,” and, “Abortion on demand, end Hyde now.”The Hyde Amendment is a legislative provision barring the use of federal funds to pay for abortion, with...
  • Archbishop Cordileone’s Response to Speaker Pelosi’s Comments About Pro-Life Voters

    01/22/2021 3:21:38 PM PST · by ebb tide · 37 replies
    Archdiocese of San Francisco ^ | January 21, 2021 | Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone
    Archbishop Cordileone’s Response to Speaker Pelosi’s Comments About Pro-Life VotersMost Rev. Salvatore J. CordileoneJanuary 21, 2021On Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized prolife voters who voted for Donald Trump on the abortion issue, saying their votes cause her “great grief as a Catholic” and accusing them of “being willing to sell the whole democracy down the river for that one issue.” Most Reverend Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, issued the following statement in response: “To begin with the obvious: Nancy Pelosi does not speak for the Catholic Church. She speaks as a high-level important government leader, and as...
  • Will The Catholic Church Pass the Joe Biden Test?

    01/22/2021 11:34:15 AM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | January 22, 2021 | Tim Busch
    Will The Catholic Church Pass the Joe Biden Test?The U.S. bishops’ collaboration with the new administration on areas of common ground cannot be accompanied by actions that spread confusion over Catholic teaching in other areas.When Joe Biden took the oath of office on Jan. 20, he became only the second Catholic president in U.S. history. The first, John F. Kennedy, was frequently and famously questioned over whether he was, in fact, a servant of the pope. With Biden, a different question must be asked, one that is focused less on the commander-in-chief and more on the Church: How will...
  • Speaker Pelosi Implies Religious Pro-Lifers Are Sellouts

    01/21/2021 5:42:23 PM PST · by marshmallow · 48 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 1/21/21 | Christine Rouselle
    Washington D.C., Jan 21, 2021 / 05:00 am MT (CNA).- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused pro-lifers of putting their opposition to abortion over the tenets of democracy in a recent appearance on former Sen. Hillary Clinton’s podcast. “I think that Donald Trump is president because of the issue of a woman’s right to choose,” Pelosi said on the Jan. 18 episode of “You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton,” blaming pro-life voters for boosting Trump into office. “When you take the greed of those who want their tax cuts, that’s probably a small number [of voters], but nonetheless a number,”...
  • In unprecedented move, Cardinal Cupich criticizes USCCB statement on Biden

    01/21/2021 3:09:13 PM PST · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | January 20, 2021 | CNA Staff
    In unprecedented move, Cardinal Cupich criticizes USCCB statement on BidenCardinal Blase Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, used Twitter to issue a scathing criticism of the USCCB’s official statement on the inauguration of President Joe Biden.In his four-part Twitter thread on Wednesday, Cardinal Cupich said that “the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued an ill-considered statement on the day of President Biden’s inauguration. Aside from the fact that there is seemingly no precedent for doing so, the statement, critical of President Biden, came as a surprise to many bishops, who received it just hours before it was released.”“The statement was crafted without...
  • Joe Biden Eats and Drinks His Own Spiritual Death

    01/21/2021 1:02:22 PM PST · by ebb tide · 39 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | January 21, 2021 | Austin Ruse
    Joe Biden Eats and Drinks His Own Spiritual DeathYesterday morning at the grand Cathedral of St. Matthew in Washington D.C., Joe Biden ate and drank his own spiritual death. That he received the Holy Eucharist from the hands of a Cardinal of the Church adds scandal upon scandal. One radio wag called it a mass for Planned Parenthood. And so, it was.Joe Biden is an enemy of the Catholic faith. This fact must be repeated as often as humanly possible. Joe Biden holds himself out as a faithful Catholic, yet he does not believe in the faith’s fundamental teachings about...
  • NY Cardinal’s Ulterior Motives

    01/20/2021 6:35:01 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 20, 2021 | William Mahoney
    NY Cardinal’s Ulterior MotivesMoney before victimsA recently released document shows the cardinal of New York had ulterior motives in establishing a victims' compensation program. Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York set up a compensation program in 2016, supposedly to bring "peace and healing to those who have suffered abuse."But ABC News obtained a transcript of a 2017 teleconference in which the compensation program's lawyer, appointed by Dolan, explains the cardinal was trying to stop the reopening of New York State's Child Victims Act or CVA.Kenneth Feinberg, the lawyer, said Dolan's thinking was along the lines of, "We are already doing...
  • Vatican Fails to Override Bishops’ Biden Statement

    01/20/2021 2:39:16 PM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 20, 2021 | William Mahoney
    Vatican Fails to Override Bishops’ Biden StatementPrelates say Biden's policies advance 'moral evils'VATICAN CITY ( - The Vatican was unsuccessful in softening the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB's) statement that spotlights heretical positions of self-identifying Catholic Joe Biden. Joe Biden on Inauguration Day Interference from two pro-LGBT American cardinals, Joseph Tobin of Newark and Blase Cupich of Chicago, triggered the Holy See to attempt changes to the USCCB's statement penned by its president, Abp. José Gomez of Los Angeles. The involvement coming from outside the USCCB was reported by three sources close to the USCCB, according to The...
  • Breaking: Vatican Intervenes to Spike US Bishops' Biden Statement

    01/20/2021 9:42:11 AM PST · by viewfromthefrontier · 23 replies
    The Pillar ^ | 1/20/2021
    "The statement, from conference president Archbishop Jose Gomez, took uncompromising positions on abortion, gender, and religious liberty, warning that the Biden administration’s policy agenda would advance “moral evils” on several fronts."
  • A Pastoral Letter to the Clergy from His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH

    01/19/2021 8:01:24 PM PST · by lightman · 5 replies
    Antiochian Orthdox Christian Archdiocese of North America ^ | 18 January A.D. 2021 | Metropolitan Joseph
    January 18, 2021 Dear Reverend Clergy, Greetings and blessings to you and your families in the Name of our Great God and Savior, Jesus Christ! I pray that you and your holy communities have celebrated joyous and grace-filled feasts of our Lord's Nativity in the flesh, Circumcision on the eighth day, and Baptism in the Jordan. In all of these holy feasts, we witness the love, humility, and obedience of our Lord. He was born to the humble Virgin and laid in a manger to unite His divinity to our humanity. He submitted to circumcision in the flesh in accordance...
  • Republican congressional leaders to join pro-abortion Biden for pre-inauguration Mass

    01/19/2021 7:37:09 PM PST · by ebb tide · 27 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 19, 2021 | Calvin Freiburger
    Republican congressional leaders to join pro-abortion Biden for pre-inauguration MassWASHINGTON, D.C., January 19, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Republican congressional minority leaders Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy will be joining incoming Democrat President Joe Biden and their Democrat counterparts Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi for a Catholic Mass, despite Biden’s (and Pelosi’s) longstanding rejection of key Catholic teachings. While McConnell and McCarthy are Baptists, Schumer is Jewish.All four leaders have accepted invitations to join Biden at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C., The Hill reports, ahead of Biden’s inauguration as the 46th President of the United States. Outgoing...
  • Report: Joe Biden Set to Promptly Reverse Pro-Life Policies

    01/19/2021 6:45:12 PM PST · by marshmallow · 43 replies
    Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jan 19, 2021 / 11:00 am MT (CNA).- President-elect Joe Biden is expected to promptly roll back pro-life policies the Trump administration put in place, NBC News reported on Monday. Biden, who will become the second Roman Catholic president when he is sworn in to office on Jan. 20, is believed to be seeking to repeal the Trump administration’s Protect Life Rule and the expanded Mexico City Policy. The Protect Life Rule prevents organizations which perform or refer for abortions from receiving Title X family planning funds. It effectively stripped Planned Parenthood of approximately $60 million annually...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Catholic Conscience and the COVID-19 Vaccine

    01/19/2021 4:57:12 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | January 19, 2021 | AnnaMaria Cardinalli
    [Catholic Caucus] Catholic Conscience and the COVID-19 VaccineOn Thursday, Vatican News confirmed that both Pope Emeritus Benedict and Pope Francis have received the currently available COVID-19 vaccines, themselves providing an example, ostensibly, for the Church as a whole. In the world’s eyes, I suspect this spells the end of any claim a Catholic might otherwise make for religious exemption to required reception of the current vaccines. If abortion-tainted vaccines are mandated, either formally or by informal social incentives such as the widely-proposed possibility that the COVID-19 vaccine be a prerequisite for travel, conscientious Catholics could not say, “but my Church...
  • Pastor Robert Jeffress: Church must 'be prepared' for increasing 'persecution' under Biden

    01/19/2021 8:23:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/19/2021 | Leah MarieAnn Klett
    Dallas megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress issued a warning to his congregation Sunday, arguing that there might be “increasing persecution” during the Biden administration. He urged Christians to “be prepared” for a possible “restrain on our ability” to teach God’s word “without consequence.” In a sermon delivered ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony Wednesday, the senior pastor of First Baptist Dallas told congregants that the New Testament book of Matthew speaks of how, in the last days, “savage times will come as people cast off all moral restraint and society begins to disintegrate.” “Doesn't that describe the time we're living...