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Moral Issues (Religion)

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  • Catholic Bishop: Biden Is a ‘Poor, Lost and Confused Soul’ for Saying Church Supports Some Abortions

    09/30/2022 6:06:28 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/26/22 | Jean Mondoro
    'President Biden cannot be both a devout Catholic and a pro-abortion zealot,' tweeted Bishop Thomas Tobin.(LifeSiteNews) – A Catholic bishop has denounced President Joe Biden’s false claim that the Church supports aborting babies conceived via rape and incest, and called for prayers for the president. Providence, Rhode Island Bishop Thomas Tobin posted a message on Twitter after Biden implied that the Catholic Church would not support Sen. Lindsey Graham’s proposed bill banning abortions past 15 weeks’ gestation except in cases of when a baby was conceived via rape or incest, or of physical danger to the mother. “President Biden cannot...
  • Christian group blocked from holding "Wilberforce Academy" conference at Cambridge because of the group's "religious beliefs"

    09/30/2022 10:54:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    Not The Bee ^ | · Sep 16, 2022 | Jessica Swietoniowski ·
    A Christian campaign group has been blocked from holding a conference at Cambridge University because its values were "not compatible with the values of the college." The group, Christian Concern, wanted to host an event called the "Wilberforce Academy." Fitzwilliam College refused to allow a booking for a conference for young Christians because of the group's "religious beliefs." In response, Christian Concern is taking legal action. A preliminary hearing was held on Thursday at the High Court in London, but no date or venue has yet been fixed for a court hearing. Lawyers representing the group believe this ban causes...
  • Head of Vatican Synod office: 'Let us trust in our people'

    09/29/2022 8:24:16 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | Christopher White
    Head of Vatican Synod office: 'Let us trust in our people'Rome — The head of the Vatican's synod office says that when it comes to hot-button issues such as the reception of Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics and the blessing of same-sex couples, discussion cannot be limited to doctrinal concerns, but must also include pastoral considerations."These issues are not to be understood simply in terms of doctrine, but in terms of God's ongoing encounter with human beings," said Maltese Cardinal Mario Grech, secretary-general of the Synod of Bishops."What has the church to fear if these two groups within the...
  • Pope Francis Welcomes Dissident LGBT Activists, Lesbian Partners in Latest Scandalous Audience

    09/29/2022 6:17:10 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/23/22 | Michael Haynes
    One woman with a lesbian 'partner' said 'meeting the Pope is a confirmation of the journey of faith that will lead us to civil union.'VATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis met Wednesday with a large LGBT group at the end of his general audience, with both parties agreeing in their efforts to build a “hospital Church that excludes no one.” Around 110 members of the dissident Italian LGBT group “La Tenda di Gionata” (Jonathan’s tent) met with Pope Francis September 21, at the conclusion of his weekly general audience. The group consisted of “LGBT + Christians, their parents and the...
  • FBI questions pro-lifer praying outside St. Paul Planned Parenthood

    09/29/2022 9:05:27 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 40 replies
    AlphaNews ^ | 9/29/22 | Emily Mangiaracina
    FBI agents questioned a pro-life prayer supporter outside a Planned Parenthood abortion facility Tuesday in St. Paul, Minn., after a complaint that he had interfered with a client’s access to the facility. Brian Gibson, president of Pro-Life Action Ministries, shared with LifeSiteNews that this prayer supporter explained to the agents that his interference with access to the Planned Parenthood facility “could not be possible.” “This prayer supporter comes almost every day to pray, while kneeling, for hours on end,” Gibson shared in an email on Wednesday. “He kneels on the public sidewalk near a tree cut-out, where no one can...
  • Christian votes must line up with Christian voices: Consistency demands that our vote agrees with our voice.

    According to James 1:8, A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. Christians must never abdicate biblical responsibilities upon entering the voting booth. While we render to Caesar what is Caesar’s, we must first render to God what is His. God instituted religion and politics; therefore, he has Supreme Authority over both. The Christian who attempts to separate the influence of faith over politics, forgets that Caesar is subject to God as are we. "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." (2 Timothy 1:7)...
  • Pro-Abortion Activists Harass Religious Sisters and Pro-Lifers at St. Patrick’s Cathedral [NY]

    09/28/2022 6:48:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Live Action ^ | 9/27/22 | Nancy Flanders
    A group of pro-abortion activists harassed religious sisters and pro-lifers outside of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City on Monday evening while taking part in an “abortion carnival” counter-protest to the scheduled 40 Days for Life meeting. The protestors were instructed to wear bright colors and be ready to make noise in order to grab the most attention. They shouted profanities, and one pro-abortion participant even harassed two Catholic Sisters of Life who appeared to be exiting the Cathedral, telling them, “F*** you, Sisters of Life,” while another said, “F*** you, you nun b*tches.” The harasser then added, “Maybe...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Definition of a Liar: "What Was False Yesterday Can Be True Today" - Presiding Bishop

    09/28/2022 5:04:39 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Definition of a Liar: "What Was False Yesterday Can Be True Today" - Presiding BishopIt is human nature to seek continuity but the shortest definition of religion is "interruption".This nonsense was uttered by presiding Bishop Georg Bätzing of Limburg in a September 27 sermon to the German Bishops' Conference. Strangely, no one laughed. At the same time, he knocked Ratzinger's hermeneutics of continuity into the dustbin. According to Thomas Aquinas, religion consists in giving God the worship that is due to him, the source of all being.For the confused bishop, "all-too-certainly asserted continuities, i.e. seamless connections along the...
  • Jewish University Suspends All Clubs After Supreme Court Allows Forced Recognition of LGBT Group

    09/27/2022 6:08:55 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/20/22 | Calvin Freiburger
    'Every faith-based university in the country has the right to work with its students, including its LGBTQ students, to establish the clubs, places and spaces that fit within its faith tradition.'NEW YORK (LifeSiteNews) – A Jewish university in New York is temporarily suspending all undergraduate student club activities pending final resolution of a dispute over whether it will be forced to recognize an LGBT student group, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to block a lower-court ruling ordering it to recognize the club. Yeshiva University declares on its website that “our five core Torah values comprise our moral...
  • America's dwindling Christian population: One reason so many people lose their faith is because it is far easier to lose it than to keep it.

    09/26/2022 11:13:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/26/2022 | M.B. Matthews
    When America was formed, the foundation was God; the Founding documents were drawn from a Judeo-Christian ethic. Today, God has been shown the door, along with right and wrong. Today, everything is right and nothing is wrong. The distinction between good and evil is passé. When Time magazine's 1966 cover asked, "Is God Dead?," many cheerfully shouted "YES!," but they had no idea what they were cheering. God is not dead. He is very much alive and doing what He does — He acts. He has kept America alive as a free nation for now. God is not only not...
  • Greek [Orthodox] Monks on Trial for Anti-Vaccination Publication

    09/25/2022 6:12:51 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 9/19/22
    The abbot and five monks of Holy Trinity Monastery in Ano Gatzea, Pelion, Greece, will soon face trial in Volos for publishing a pocket calendar with information against COVID vaccines. The monks face charges of distributing fake news for their calendar entitled, “Think Before You Vaccinate,” reports Magnesia News. The monastery is a dependency of the Athonite monastery of the Great Lavra. The publication contained statements from molecular biologists, professors, and a lawyer cautioning people against receiving COVID vaccines. The biologist emphasized the use of fetal tissue in the production of various vaccines.
  • General Audience: Francis Takes a Nap

    09/25/2022 2:32:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | September 25, 2022 | Gloria TV
    General Audience: Francis Takes a NapFrancis dozed off during the general audience on 21 September, reports are several possible reasons for this, such as boredom, age and health conditions.However, Francis was fresh again when he greeted La Tenda di Gionata, a group of militant homosexuals.
  • In ‘Major Victory’ for Religious Rights, Court Blocks Transgender Mandate

    09/24/2022 5:59:37 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Crux ^ | 9/15/22 | CNS
    NEW ORLEANS — A unanimous ruling by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans blocking the Biden administration’s transgender mandate “is a major victory for conscience rights and compassionate medical care in America,” said the attorney who represented the plaintiffs in the case. “Doctors cannot do their jobs and comply with the Hippocratic oath if the government requires them to perform harmful, irreversible procedures against their conscience and medical expertise,” said Joseph Davis, counsel at Becket, a Washington-based religious liberty law firm. Davis made the remarks about the court’s Aug. 26 ruling permanently blocking a U.S. Department...
  • New Hungary Law Requires Women to Hear Fetal Heartbeat Before Deciding on Abortion

    09/24/2022 5:44:53 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/14/22 | Andreas Wailzer
    A conservative member of Parliament hailed the rule as 'the first pro-life move' since Hungary legalized abortion in 1956.BUDAPEST (LifeSiteNews) – Hungary’s government has issued a decree that requires doctors to show women seeking an abortion “the factors indicating the presence of the vital functions of the embryo.” According to reports, this means that women would have to listen to the sound of the heartbeat of the unborn baby. In a statement on Monday, September 12, the Ministry of Interior said that “nearly two-thirds of Hungarians associate the beginning of a child’s life with the first heartbeat,” and that modern...
  • Let Go Of The Anger

    09/24/2022 11:35:22 AM PDT · by OneVike · 20 replies
    The reason For My Faith ^ | 9/24/22 | Chuck Ness
    Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. Ephesians 4:31 Anger and rage can do more harm to those those who practice it, than it does to the person the anger is targeted at. How many times have we witnessed someone so full of anger and rage that they end up doing something that only hurts themselves. I readily admit that for many years I walked with anger in my heart for those who did me wrong or hurt my loved ones. I chose to sin and be angry, rather...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Belgian bishops and the fight for Francis’ legacy

    09/23/2022 3:06:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    The Pillar ^ | September 21, 2022 | Ed Condon
    [Catholic Caucus] The Belgian bishops and the fight for Francis’ legacyThe Flemish bishops' plans for blessing same-sex couples are at the sharp end of a fight over the pope's reforming legacy, even though he's still in office.Belgium’s Flemish bishops published on Tuesday a text on the pastoral care of Catholics who identify as LGBT, including a prayer for the “love and fidelity” of same-sex couples widely understood as a text to be used for blessing for gay relationships. The francophone portion of Belgium’s episcopal conference is expected to issue its own version of the text soon.The prayer is predictably controversial,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Conference to Issue Formal Declaration of Resistance to Pope Francis

    09/23/2022 2:52:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | September 22, 2022 | Press Release
    [Catholic Caucus] Conference to Issue Formal Declaration of Resistance to Pope Francis Catholic Conference to Declare Resistance to Globalist Agenda of Pope FrancisMINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – At 4:30PM on Saturday, October 1, a press conference will take place at the Catholic Identity Conference (CIC) in the Grand Ballroom of the Doubletree By Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Greentree (500 Mansfield Ave). Three prominent Catholic spokesmen will present articles of resistance against the Vatican and the Pontificate of Pope Francis. There will be three 5-minute interventions, each covering a different and separate aspect of formal resistance on behalf of practicing American Catholics....
  • Head of New Flemish LGBT Ministry Confident It’s ‘in the Spirit of Our Pope’

    09/21/2022 7:25:22 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Crux ^ | 9/21/22 | Elise Ann Allen
    ROME – Willy Bombeek, the head of a new “contact point” for gay Catholics that’s backed by the Flemish bishops, says he is confident that his ministry is something the pope would approve. Bombeek is the coordinator of a new “Homosexuality & Faith” contact point which was announced by the Flemish bishops Tuesday with an accompanying document that included proposed blessings for same-sex couples. Flemish is the dialect of Dutch spoken in Flanders, one of the three autonomous regions of Belgium. Speaking to Crux, Bombeek, who pitched the idea of the ministry to the bishops with the help of a...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Archbishop Viganò: Belgian bishops are rejecting the Catholic Faith with homosexual ‘blessings’

    09/21/2022 3:49:42 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 21, 2022 | Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò
    [Catholic Caucus] Archbishop Viganò: Belgian bishops are rejecting the Catholic Faith with homosexual ‘blessings’Archbishop Viganò said the Catholic bishops of Belgium were promoting a 'sacrilegious rite' after they published a document containing a 'blessing' for same-sex couples.(LifeSiteNews) – With great scandal for the salvation of souls and the honor of the Church of Christ, the Bishops’ Conference of Belgium has approved and published a rite for the “blessing” of homosexual unions, brazenly contravening the immutable teaching of the Catholic Magisterium, which considers such unions “intrinsically perverse” and which, as such, not only may not bless them but rather must condemn...
  • FBI Has Made No Arrests in Connection with Jane’s Revenge Attacks on Pregnancy Centers, Churches

    09/20/2022 6:51:51 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/15/22 | Jean Mondoro
    The FBI has responded as if people opposed to abortion are also carrying out violent attacks in response to the Supreme Court leaked opinion.(LifeSiteNews) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has still not made any arrests in its investigation of the attacks on pro-life centers and churches following the leaked Supreme Court opinion and the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Since the draft was made public in May, over 20 attacks have occurred, many followed by the pro-abortion extremist group Jane’s Revenge claiming responsibility. However, the FBI has responded as if people opposed to abortion are also carrying out...