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  • A De Facto Dictatorship

    01/17/2021 3:31:22 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 6 replies
    RR ^ | 1/18/21 | Todd Strandberg
    “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.” – Thomas Jefferson “If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” -George Washington As the laws currently stand, America is still a free nation. In the practical operation of government, I think it is incorrect to say we have one “of the people, by the people and for the people.” Democratic systems are fragile in nature, and they can be easily broken. The left has reached a point where they are so powerful, they can now set all the rules. Anyone...
  • Dark Days

    01/17/2021 3:27:15 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 14 replies
    RR ^ | 1/17/21 | Daymond Duck
    The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election was the most contentious and corrupt election in the history of America (it has been reported that almost 80% of Republicans, about 30% of Independents, and 17% of Democrats believe there was fraud). The shadow government and globalist elite have used an illegal election to replace a president that wanted to put America first with a president that will push world government, and these people are now closer to their long-cherished goal of a one-world government, economy, and godless global religion than they have ever been. In my last article, I reported that Dr. James...
  • Spiritual advisor to Barack Obama and George W. Bush sentenced to 6 years for multi-million dollar China bonds fraud

    01/17/2021 9:46:43 AM PST · by outofsalt · 32 replies
    Insider (via MSN) ^ | 011-/17/2021 | Naina Bhardwaj
    "The spiritual advisor for both Barack Obama and George W. Bush during their time as President has been sentenced to six years for his role in a multi-million dollar investment fraud scheme."
  • Biden’s Lying Catholic Apologists

    01/16/2021 9:55:50 PM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    American Spectator ^ | January 16, 2021 | George Neumayr
    Biden’s Lying Catholic ApologistsThey are trying to use the Capitol Hill mayhem to silence his critics.The recent condemnations of “reckless rhetoric” come mainly from liberals who engage in it. They froth at the mouth over the mayhem on Capitol Hill, making wild charges about “those responsible for it.” They spread the blame far and wide in the hopes of silencing and discrediting their political opponents.Joe Biden’s religious apologists have joined in this opportunism, using it to settle scores against Christian supporters of Trump. These religious liberals have poured scorn on the government of Donald Trump for four years, often indulging...
  • Vienna Cardinal Says US Capitol Rioters Were Lied to About Election Fraud

    01/16/2021 5:53:58 PM PST · by marshmallow · 33 replies
    Crux ^ | 1/15/21 | Elise Ann Allen
    ROME – Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schönborn Friday weighed in on the breach of the US Capitol by pro-Trump rioters that took place nearly 10 days ago, condemning the violence and the lies he said caused the riot in the first place. Schönborn, who has been Archbishop of Vienna for 25 years, sent a tweet referring to the US Capitol breach Jan. 15 saying, “Nothing justifies violence. Even less the lies that led to the violence. This is what happens when truth is no longer distinguished from lies. What a warning against the power of lies!” His tweet included the link...
  • Breaking: March for Life 2021 Goes Virtual

    01/16/2021 5:50:43 PM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 1/15/21 | Kate Scanlon
    Washington D.C., Jan 15, 2021 / 01:01 pm MT (CNA).- The 2021 March for Life will take place virtually, organizers announced Friday. The March for Life Education and Defense Fund, the organization behind the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., said the decision was made due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the risk of unrest in the nation’s capital. This year’s march, now virtual, will take place Jan. 29. In a Jan. 15 statement announcing the decision, Jeanne Mancini, the president of the March for Life, said, “The protection of all of those who participate in the annual...
  • Pontifical University Cancels Pro-life Priest

    01/16/2021 5:47:17 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 1/15/21 | Jules Gomes
    Pro-Trump Fr. Frank Pavone has award withdrawn for 'political' reasonsROME (ChurchMilitant.com) - A pontifical university known for its unique commitment to bioethical research has reversed its decision to award a prominent pro-life priest with its "A Life for a Life" award 2021. Rome's Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum announced Wednesday it was revoking the prestigious "Una vita per la vita" prize for 2021 awarded to Fr. Frank Pavone "after taking into account aspects that were not considered in the original decision." The sudden decision to rescind the award was taken days after the high-profile pro-life campaigner and national director of Priests...
  • The Religious makeup of the 117th Congress is 88% Christian according to an analysis by the Pew Research Center.

    01/16/2021 5:06:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/16/2021 | Ryan Foley
    The 117th United States Congress is made up of 88% Christians, according to an analysis by the Pew Research Center. In a report called “Faith on the Hill,” the Pew Research Center analyzed the religious affiliations of all 531 members of the 117th Congress and compared them to the religious demographics of the U.S. as a whole. Pew obtained the data from a questionnaire conducted by CQ Roll Call asking members about their religious backgrounds. The publication of the Pew report came just one day after the 117th Congress was sworn into session on Jan. 3. Pew has been analyzing...
  • ‘We need the Lord to cast out demon of division in our nation,’ cardinal says

    01/16/2021 4:54:37 PM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Our Sunday Visitor ^ | January 14, 2021 | Mark Zimmerman
    ‘We need the Lord to cast out demon of division in our nation,’ cardinal saysWASHINGTON (CNS) — Celebrating a livestreamed Mass for the community of Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington Jan. 13, Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory noted how sometimes the readings of the day “fit our lives so perfectly.”They “somehow almost mystically describe where we are at this moment,” he said.Washington’s archbishop then pointed out how that day’s Gospel reading, Mark 1: 29-39, which described Jesus curing Peter’s mother-in-law of a fever and later casting out evil spirits, could be connected to the COVID-19 pandemic and to the Jan....
  • Christians Debate The Prophetic Future Of America - Prosperity vs End Times

    01/16/2021 2:52:20 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 47 replies
    Prophecy News Watch ^ | 01/15/2021 | Staff
    Are you surprised by America's sudden meltdown? Over the past 12 months, we have witnessed the greatest public health crisis in 100 years, the lockdowns that were instituted to control the pandemic resulted in the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s, widespread civil unrest erupted in the aftermath of George Floyd's death and has not stopped since, and now we are witnessing the greatest political turmoil since the Civil War. Despite all of this chaos, many Americans remain absolutely convinced that the greatest days of the United States are still ahead of us. To them, the...
  • Biden's Catholicism is all about healing. Now, he will lead a suffering America

    01/16/2021 12:01:27 PM PST · by ebb tide · 54 replies
    The Messenger ^ | January 16, 2021 | Michelle Boorstein
    Biden's Catholicism is all about healing. Now, he will lead a suffering AmericaPitching himself as president, Joe Biden promised to heal America’s hurting soul. His experiences with suffering and healing were well known, including the deaths of his wife and two of his children, his struggle against stuttering and many political losses. On a bigger stage than ever, Biden was trying to show the country how he did it.Through his Catholic faith.“For me, faith, it’s all about hope and purpose and strength,” Biden said in a February video ad. “Faith sees best in the dark.”“Weeping may endure for the night,...
  • 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
    churchtimes.co.uk ^ | 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...
  • Video: Live with Bishop John Stowe on Building a Common Future

    01/15/2021 7:53:35 PM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | January 14, 2021 | Brittany Wilmes
    Video: Live with Bishop John Stowe on Building a Common FutureIn this conversation, NCR executive editor Heidi Schlumpf speaks with Bishop John Stowe of Lexington, Kentucky about President-elect Joe Biden's first 100 days and the advice he offers Biden in our series Building a Common Future.Background reading:In his essay in our series, Bishop John Stowe writes that one area in which Joe Biden might begin to address the divide and promote the common good would be a genuine engagement in the issues of rural poverty.For this series, we asked Catholic politicians, activists and scholars to offer advice to President-elect Joe...
  • US Bishops Disagree with Designation of Cuba as Terrorism Sponsor

    01/15/2021 6:41:52 PM PST · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | January 15, 2021 | CNA
    US Bishops Disagree with Designation of Cuba as Terrorism SponsorIn announcing the designation of Cuba Jan. 11, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said it has provided “support for acts of international terrorism in granting safe harbor to terrorists.”WASHINGTON — The US bishops’ chair for international justice and peace has expressed his disagreement with the State Department’s return of Cuba to a list of state sponsors of terrorism.The decision was based in part on Cuba’s provision of haven to Colombian rebel leaders and fugitives from US justice, as well as Cuba’s support of Nicolas Maduro, the disputed president of...
  • Massacre ‘of 750’ Reported in Aksum Church Complex, Tigray, Ethiopia

    01/15/2021 6:22:54 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Church Times (UK) ^ | 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...
  • Three Men Arrested Outside Irish Cathedral While Broadcasting Mass

    01/15/2021 6:16:26 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1/14/21 | Michael Haynes
    Police had spotted a ‘vehicle parked some distance away from the men,’ and thus assumed they had traveled more than the currently permitted 5 km from home.WATERFORD, Ireland, January 14, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Three men have been arrested by Irish police in connection to broadcasting Mass on speakers outside a cathedral, and for not giving their names to police. On Sunday, January 10, four men positioned themselves outside Most Holy Trinity Catholic Cathedral in Waterford, Ireland. They had two amplifiers with them and reports state that the men were “broadcasting Mass on speakers.” The regular Sunday Mass in the cathedral...
  • COVID-19 Pandemic Increasing Persecution of Christians, Report Claims

    01/15/2021 6:09:32 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Crux ^ | 1/14/20 | Ines San Martin
    ROSARIO, Argentina — Anti-Christian persecution is on the rise, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report. Every day, more than 340 million Christians suffer discrimination, inequality or active persecution in at least fifty countries in the world, according to a report released Wednesday by Open Doors, a Christian human rights organization. In 2018-2019, 2,983 cases of Christians being killed for their faith were recorded by the international watchdog group, while there were at least 4,781 between Oct. 2019 and Sept. 2020. Over 90 percent of these killings were in Africa, where a terrorist group blamed Christians for the...
  • Texas Ends Medicaid Funds to Planned Parenthood

    01/15/2021 6:05:54 PM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 1/13/21 | Kevin J. Jones
    Denver Newsroom, Jan 13, 2021 / 04:01 pm MT (CNA).- Texas will no longer provide Medicaid funds to abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood, with the last funds ending in February. “We are grateful that Texas has finally taken the steps to fully remove abortion providers from all state Medicaid funding,” Jennifer Allmon, executive director of the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops, told CNA Jan. 12. “The legislature has acted responsibly to remove funding from the state budget and the recent actions of (the Texas Health and Human Services Commission) to complete the defunding are welcomed by the Catholic Bishops...
  • 'We Are Not Each Other's Enemies'

    01/14/2021 7:53:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 68 replies
    The Family Research Council ^ | January 14, 2021 | Tony Perkins
    For most of us, the last week has felt like a lifetime. In the course of eight days, we've lost the Senate and an election challenge, watched as angry people stormed the Capitol and equally angry leaders impeached the president. We've seen the crushing of our voice, the silencing of our freedoms, and felt the wave of corporate punishment start to roll across the country. Americans are so badly shaken that 80 percent of them think the country is falling apart. And church leaders, political leaders, and Christians aren't far behind. The choice before us is as plain as it...
  • Evangelical Elite Trample Trump Deplorables

    01/14/2021 6:30:14 PM PST · by marshmallow · 40 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 1/14/21 | Jules Gomes
    White 'born-again' leaders trade gospel for identity politics CAROL STREAM, Illinois (ChurchMilitant.com) - Elite white evangelicals have launched vicious attacks on Trump 'deplorables,' claiming that the Capitol Hill "atrocity" was "brought to us by the white, evangelical church in America." Belying the religious, racial and class diversity of Trump's supporters, evangelicals like clergywoman Tish Harrison Warren are accusing the "white American church" and the "heresy of Christian nationalism" for the Epiphany protest. Parade of Trump-Bashers Writing in the flagship evangelical magazine Christianity Today (CT), Warren noted that "the symbols of faith — Jesus' name, cross and message — have been...