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  • Christians in Afghanistan Are Now Most Persecuted

    01/19/2022 10:09:20 AM PST · by alphabeta · 5 replies
    Open Doors ^ | 1/2022 | Open Doors
    For the last 20 years, North Korea has ranked No. 1. This year, a new country has taken the No. 1 position as the world's worst enemy of faith.
  • Jan. 6 panel subpoenas phone records associated with Eric Trump, Kimberly Guilfoyle: Report

    01/18/2022 4:35:28 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    The hill ^ | 01/18/2022 | Joseph Choi
    The House select committee on Jan. 6 has subpoenaed and obtained the phone records associated with former President Trump's son Eric Trump and Kimberly Guilfoyle, former Trump adviser and fiancée to Donald Trump Jr. Multiple sources told CNN that the phone records that were obtained are part of a new round of call records requested from communication companies. These records include incoming and outgoing calls, the dates they were made, the duration and the times of the calls.
  • Immigration Minister cancels Novak Djokovic’s visa

    01/13/2022 11:24:34 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 96 replies ^ | 14th January 2022 | James Mathey and Nic Savage
    The Federal Government has decided to cancel Novak Djokovic’s visa because it was “in the public interest to do so”, casting serious doubt over whether the 20-time grand slam champion will compete in the Australian Open. Last week’s decision to cancel Djokovic’s visa was overturned in the Federal Circuit Court on Monday, but Federal Immigration Minister Alex Hawke still had the final say on whether the world No. 1 is allowed to stay in the country. Hawke was tasked with choosing whether the 34-year-old was a risk to the health and safety of the Australia community, but “lengthy further submissions”...
  • Days after Lightfoot calls smash-and-grab victim ‘idiot,’ Chicago cites him for multiple violations: Report

    01/13/2022 6:51:21 PM PST · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 13, 2022 | Emma Colton
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot allegedly called the owner of a high-end exotic car dealership an "idiot" during a heated meeting after the store was targeted in an armed smash-and-grab robbery, according to a report. Lightfoot allegedly "got into a fight and walked out" of Gold Coast Exotic Motor Cars during a meeting with store owner Joe Perillo, according to sources who spoke to CWB Chicago. One of the sources told the outlet the mayor called Perillo an "idiot" as she left the showroom, though Perillo told Fox News he did not hear her call him that. "I’m not aware that...
  • Novak Djokovic 'WILL Be Kicked Out of Australia' as Alex Hawke Decision Made

    01/12/2022 6:08:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 86 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Thu, Jan 13, 2022 | MIKAEL MCKENZIE
    NOVAK DJOKOVIC'S visa is apparently set to be cancelled again tomorrow with Australia's immigration minister Alex Hawke set to give the Serb the boot. Australia's The Saturday Paper journalist Paul Bongiorno claims a decision is already made and the world No 1 will be deported. Djokovic may face five years in jail as Covid test error investigated He tweeted: "I am hearing @AlexHawkeMP will boot out the Joker tomorrow." Djokovic's visa was initially cancelled upon arrival after hours of interrogation by Border Force officials. A judge overturned that decision in court on Monday after Djokovic had spent five days detained...
  • Novak Djokovic visa saga latest: Players turn on Australian Open champion over anti-vax stance

    01/11/2022 6:11:42 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 108 replies ^ | 12th January 2022
    The Novak Djokovic saga has a new twist, with fellow players starting to turn on the ‘selfish’ world No.1 amid accusations of favourable treatment over his anti-vaccination stance. As British great Andy Murray called on Djokovic to come clean over the outstanding questions relating to his botched visa documentation, Portugal’s Joao Sousa spoke out on the double standards that have allowed the defending champion to “find a way around (anti-vaccination) rules”. “I respect that he fights for what he believes and I can be empathetic with what he is going through in Australia, but it’s a bit selfish from him...
  • New religious community holds Sunday Latin Mass in Pala (Indian Reservation)

    01/01/2022 4:37:31 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Village News ^ | December 16, 2021 | Traditional Latin Mass Community of North County
    New religious community holds Sunday Latin Mass in Pala (Indian Reservation)PALA – A new religious community has moved from its previous North County parishes and now attends Sunday morning mass at the San Juan Diego Center, Pala.A group of lay Roman Catholics, the Traditional Latin Mass Community of North County, are prior members of Saint Mary’s Escondido and Saint Margaret’s Oceanside, and now call Pala home.San Diego Bishop Robert J McElroy approved the moving of the community to Pala because of diocesan restrictions placed on the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in Latin from the 1962 Missal...
  • Cardinal Pell Has One Question for Cardinal Becciu: ‘Will He Just Tell Us What the Money Was Sent for?’

    12/26/2021 6:50:03 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 12/16/21 | Joan Frawley Desmond
    The former prefect of the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy sat down for an interview on his three-volume 'Prison Journal' touching on his incarceration, Cardinal Becciu and Vatican finances. When Cardinal George Pell took a leave of absence in 2018 from his post as the inaugural prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy and returned to Australia to stand trial for his “historic sexual abuse” case, he was the highest ranking Church official to be swept up in a decades-long global scandal that has shattered victims and wreaked havoc on the Church’s moral credibility. Convicted in 2018, he would spend...
  • 30 million Christians in danger as 'anti-Christian hysteria' sweeps world's 2nd largest country

    12/22/2021 5:54:25 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 22 replies
    WND ^ | Andrew Jose
    Persecution against Christians is on the rise in India -- with Christians suffering communal boycotts, physical abuse and legal harassment.Empowered by vaguely-defined state anti-conversion laws, anti-Christian mobs in many parts of the country scour through villages, seeking Christians to harm, churches to storm, Christian schools to attack and Christian literature to burn, according to a Wednesday report from the New York Times.“Christians are being suppressed, discriminated against and persecuted at rising levels like never before in India,” International Christian Concern advocacy director Matias Perttula told the outlet. “And the attackers run free, every time...”
  • Germany: Six Mannheim police injured in protests against COVID restrictions

    12/14/2021 2:04:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.14.2021 | ar/msh (dpa, epd)
    Six police were injured after around 2,000 people gathered in Mannheim to protest coronavirus restrictions, police said late Monday. The rally, which had been organized since last week on the encrypted Telegram chat app, surprised police in its size. Police told local media the “Querdenker” movement, which roughly translates as “lateral thinkers,” was behind the protest action. About 120 people who refused to comply with police orders were arrested, and a total of 121 were charged with violations of the law of assembly. Three individuals are facing criminal proceedings for various offenses. …
  • University of Iowa to Pay $1.9 Million for Discriminating against Christian Groups

    12/13/2021 9:09:30 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 8 replies
    Salem Web Network. ^ | December 9, 2021 | Michael Foust
    The Iowa State Appeal Board agreed Monday to pay a combined $1.93 million for attorney fees and damages in a pair of cases involving two Christian groups: Business Leaders in Christ (BLinC) and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, The Gazette newspaper reports.The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty represented both groups in the lawsuits alleging religious discrimination.At issue was a university requirement that groups affirm a human rights policy banning discrimination on the basis of religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, among other classes.The controversy began when a gay student said he was refused a position within Business Leaders in Christ because he...
  • Tribunal convicts Mexico City cardinal, ex-cardinal of Guadalajara

    12/12/2021 6:13:41 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    California Catholic Daily ^ | December 11, 2021 | California Catholic Daily
    Tribunal convicts Mexico City cardinal, ex-cardinal of GuadalajaraAttacked for dissent on abortion, LGTB and for asking voters to prayTwo Mexican cardinals, a bishop, and three priests have been convicted of constitutional violations for warning the public against the ruling party’s opposition to the values of human life and family, their advocacy of the LGBT agenda, and their promotion of socialism.The convictions have caused alarm in Mexico regarding their implications for freedom of speech and the right to criticize the socialist ruling party “Morena,” which is accused of undermining Mexican civil liberties.Among the convicted were the Cardinal Archbishop of Mexico City,...
  • New York attorney general seeking Trump deposition in fraud probe: report

    12/09/2021 8:37:14 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/09/2021 | Brad Dress
    New York's attorney general is seeking a deposition from former President Trump as part of an investigation into alleged fraud within the Trump Organization. The Washington Post, citing sources close to the investigation, reported on Thursday that New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) will ask to interview Trump and take his testimony at her office in Albany on Jan. 7. James and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office are investigating whether Trump lowered property values on his forms for tax agents but raised them to look better for financial lenders.
  • When the Remnant Grows Weary

    11/26/2021 10:30:20 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 9 replies
    RR ^ | 11/20/21 | Jan Markell
    In September, I had the privilege of traveling to Southern California to minister at the Behold He Comes conference at Pastor Jack Hibbs’ church. I also met weary remnant believers who are looking for the like-minded and often coming up short. How can we be in these mind-numbing times and not have every single Christian asking what it all means? Maybe because the church is now in Laodicea, and today’s church—with some exceptions—is more interested in conforming than transforming. Their Church Awakened to Wokeness I heard many express dismay that during the Covid shutdown of months to a year or...
  • Rittenhouse, Racism, and Gun Control

    11/22/2021 7:48:32 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 17 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 21 Nov 2021 | Jed Babbin
    Dems don’t have too many cards left to play these days, just their two obsessions.Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal is a dramatic affirmation of the right to self-defense and a huge blow to the gun control movement. This drama is a long way from over. If people such as Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and BLM activist Troy Gaston have their way, the Justice Department will try to charge Rittenhouse under federal civil rights law. At the same time, Rittenhouse will, almost certainly, sue those in the media (CNN and the Washington Post, among others) and President Biden for libel and slander. And...
  • ‘Slaughtered Like Rams for Barbecue’: Muslim Persecution of Christians, September 2021

    11/18/2021 11:38:14 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim ^ | 10/25/2021 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The following are among the abuses Muslims inflicted on Christians throughout the month of September 2021: Muslim Slaughter of Christians.. Afghanistan: Muslims linked to the Islamic State murdered four Christians. While trying to escape the country, a Christian family was intercepted by the jihadists. According to a local source, “ISIS asked them, ‘we have tape about you that you are no longer Muslims. So is it true that you are not Muslim?’ They said, ‘Yes, we are not Muslims anymore. We are Christians.’ So the men of this family were killed at the spot. The children and women, they let...
  • Rittenhouse prosecutors make extraordinary admission that a 'reasonable jury' could ACQUIT teen of first degree murder: Press for 'multitude' of lesser charges to try and get Kenosha shooter jail time

    11/13/2021 12:11:02 AM PST · by knighthawk · 47 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 13 2021 | LAURA COLLINS
    Prosecutors at the Kenosha shooter trial have admitted that 'a reasonable jury or juror' could acquit Kyle Rittenhouse on the most serious charges that he faces. Assistant District Attorney James Kraus made the extraordinary admission as he pressed for 'a multitude of lesser charges' to be put before the jury when they are sent out to deliberate Monday. Rittenhouse has been charged with First Degree Reckless Intentional Homicide in the death of Joseph Rosembaum, First Degree Intentional Homicide in the death of Anthony Huber and First Degree Attempted Intentional Homicide in the shooting of Gaige Grosskreutz. These are the most...
  • Americans roughed up in China

    08/09/2005 5:55:54 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 8 replies · 526+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 9, 2005 | WorldNetDaily
    WND FAITH UNDER FIRE Americans roughed up in China Cops reportedly mistreat U.S. Christians during raid on house church Posted: August 9, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 Two Americans were roughed up by plain-clothes Chinese police during a raid of a house church in the Communist state, reports Christian-persecution monitor China Aid Association. According to the group, the raid came during a crackdown on house churches that has seen 210 Chinese house pastors and members arrested since last month. On Aug. 2, the two Americans, students believed to be from Westminster Theological Seminary campuses in Texas and California,...
  • Hong Kong's 'Captain America' Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

    11/12/2021 7:42:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/12/2021 | Rick Moran
    Ma Chun-man is a Hong Kong democracy advocate famous for holding Captain America’s shield at pro-democracy rallies in the city.But Ma ran afoul of the draconian and ill-defined Hong Kong “national security law” and has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison.What dangerous activity was Ma sentenced to 6 years in prison for?According to the BBC, “The slogans Ma is said to have chanted included ‘liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times’ and ‘Hong Kong independence, the only way out.'”Dangerous, indeed.“The Hong Kong government must stop endlessly expanding its definition of ‘endangering national security as a means of locking...
  • All Saints Day. Is Cardinal Pell A Future Saint ?

    11/01/2021 4:46:34 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 6 replies
    I have personally suffered from unfair feminist attacks by the police and the courts in the leftist police state of Victoria in southeastern Australia. I survived but suffered crippling suicidal ideation. What was done to Cardinal Pell was worse than what was done to me. He was imprisoned for conducting a mass. That is what he did on the day in question. 20 witnesses contradicted his accusers testimony but the corrupt Victorian legal system imprisoned him for over 400 days. In his mid seventies. He survived. In my way of thinking his survival was a miracle. His personal strength seems...