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  • Vatican cancels live broadcast of Biden greeting pope

    10/28/2021 9:49:12 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    AP ^ | October 28, 2021 | Nicole Winfield
    Vatican cancels live broadcast of Biden greeting popeROME (AP) — The Vatican on Thursday abruptly canceled the planned live broadcast of U.S. President Joe Biden meeting Pope Francis, the latest restriction to media coverage of the Holy See. The Vatican press office provided no explanation for why the live broadcast of Biden’s visit had been trimmed to cover just the arrival of the president’s motorcade in the courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, where a Vatican monsignor will greet him. Cancelled was any live coverage of Biden actually greeting Francis in the palace Throne Room, as well as the live footage...
  • Our Destiny in Christ Jesus[charismatic caucus]

    10/28/2021 9:27:20 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Your celestial upbringing was with the angels that know you well and the outcome of your birth for in that instant a destiny was born and processed into the reality of the Kingdom of God nurtured by your assigned angels living and abiding with you each day of your lives. Now in an instant you have become a nurtured child of God raised in the awareness of life's existance and the fortress of angelic protection used to further your development into your destiny in me for I am your true path of existance and you are the gems of my...
  • Over half of female clergy in PCUSA report experiencing gender discrimination: survey

    10/28/2021 8:03:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/28/2021 | Michael Gryboski
    More than half of female clergy in the Presbyterian Church USA have reported experiencing discrimination on the basis of gender, according to a recently released survey.In 2019, PCUSA Research Services conducted a 110-question survey of 4,495 ministers, or nearly a quarter of the mainline Protestant denomination’s total number of clergy.In the “Discrimination, Opportunity, and Struggles of Leadership Report” based on the survey responses, researchers found that 58% of women reported experiencing gender-based discrimination in the denomination. By contrast, only 4% of male respondents reported the same.Additionally, 63% of female clergy reported experiencing any kind of discrimination, such as age-based or...
  • God the Father's Wondrous Love Always at Work for You!

    10/28/2021 6:33:57 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman
    IFB ^ | 10/28/21
    God’s ETERNAL and PERFECT LOVE transcends the realms of time and ETERNITY. It seeks ONLY our HIGHEST and BEST for His glory in RIGHTEOUSNESS; in this world and for our ETERNAL future (Rom. 8:28, 1 John 3:1-3, 4:9). It is the Father’s delight to give us good things! And the majority of those good things that He gives us are NOT material blessings, but spiritual blessings and wisdom, heavenly discernment, REALITY, TRUTH, ETERNAL and Heavenly perception, earthly provisions, good, sound believing friends in the Lord, Divine protection from the evil one (Satan), opportunities to bring glory to His WONDROUS Name...
  • Do Your Part as Christ's Soldier!

    10/28/2021 6:29:00 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman
    IFB ^ | 10/28/21
    Beloved, do your part today as Christ's solider for America in these last days without compromising our TRUE ETERNAL calling to outlive and proclaim the ETERNAL Gospel of Jesus Christ (Gal. 2:20; Eph. 6:10-20). Pray for Almighty God's saving grace for Americans, pray for revival and a coming back to Almighty God in RIGHTEOUSNESS, pray for healing, pray for Israel and Almighty God's providential hand on our nation for good, but ALWAYS be looking for the Blessed Hope and Rapture of our RIGHTEOUS Savior (1 Cor. 2:2, Gal. 2:20, 2 Tim. 2:1-4)! For that indeed my beloved is our TRUE...
  • The Bible In Paintings 131: PAUL'S ROAD LEADS TO ROME

    10/28/2021 6:28:56 AM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 3 replies
    c.2,200 BC - c.95 AD | by the Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    SHIPWRECKED, SNAKEBITTEN, IMPRISONED & WITNESSING. ACTS 27-28 New International Version, emphases added Abrdgd: the complete text is in YOUR Bible Resources to CLICK: To read ACTS 27-28 in full To hear MAX McLEAN reading it To hear a DRAMATIZATION of it To see an ANIMATION of it BIBLE TIMELINE 35 A.D. ACTS of the APOSTLESChapter 27, Verses 1-44 When it was decided that we would sail for Italy, Paul and some other prisoners were handed over to a centurion who belonged to the Imperial Regiment. We boarded a ship and we put out to sea. Before very long, a...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 28-Oct-2021; Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles

    10/28/2021 4:40:28 AM PDT · by annalex · 11 replies
    October 28, 2021 Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles Sts. Simon and Jude Cathedral, Phoenix Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: Red.First readingEphesians 2:19-22 ©In Christ you are no longer aliens, but citizens like usYou are no longer aliens or foreign visitors: you are citizens like all the saints, and part of God’s household. You are part of a building that has the apostles and prophets for its foundations, and Christ Jesus himself for its main cornerstone. As every structure is aligned on him, all grow into one holy temple in the Lord; and you too, in him, are being built into a...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil - October 28, 2021 (Prayer)

    10/28/2021 1:50:33 AM PDT · by Jeanbl · 16 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 10/28/21 | Jeanbl
    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. “O LORD, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that You are God in Israeland that I am Your...

    10/28/2021 12:24:12 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 2 replies
    King James Bible | 10/28/2021 | pilgrimsprogress
    “Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief” (Proverbs 28:14).
  • Ivory Coast Priest Pens Open Letter to Pope Francis Warning Against Situational Ethics

    10/27/2021 7:28:48 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Edward Pentin ^ | 10/25/21 | Ed Pentin
    A priest currently suspended by Opus Dei has published an open letter to Pope Francis and all the faithful of goodwill expressing his deep concerns about the Pope’s support for same-sex civil unions which he says is just one example of situational ethics that has crept into this pontificate’s teaching. Father Jesusmary Missigbètò, a 41-year-old Benin native currently living in Ivory Coast, has released the letter (see below) on the first anniversary of the showing of a documentary called Francesco by Evgeny Afineevsky in which the Pope’s remarks were reported. Father Jesusmary considers the Pope’s remarks, which have never been...
  • Patriarch Kirill Condemns Communism and Aggressive Social Justice Ideology

    10/27/2021 7:24:01 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 10/27/21
    The reality of the “communist paradise on earth” is brutal persecution and social ghettos, says the head of the Russian Orthodox Church. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill addressed the issue in his new interview with Forbes France. Asked about altruism as “a third way between hyper-materialistic capitalism and revolutionary Marxism,” the Patriarch state firmly: “The desire for self-enrichment as the highest goal of life, as well as self-satisfied social egoism, are repugnant to the Christian worldview.” Moreover, the quasi-religiosity ascribed to both capitalism and Marxism is equally unacceptable. For all its talk of creating a paradise on earth, communism and aggressive...
  • Fauci and his wife to receive award from Catholic charity for ‘significant contributions’ to the church

    10/27/2021 7:23:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 27, 2021 | Michael Haynes
    Fauci and his wife to receive award from Catholic charity for ‘significant contributions’ to the churchDr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Christine Grady will receive the Saint Katherine Drexel Award from the Support Our Aging Religious organization on November 5.(LifeSiteNews) – Dr. Anthony Fauci and his wife, Dr. Christine Grady, will receive an award from a Catholic charity for their “significant contributions to the Catholic Church and particularly to America’s men and women religious.”The couple are to be presented the Saint Katherine Drexel award from the non-profit group Support Our Aging Religious! (SOAR!) in a virtual event on November 5. The...
  • Italy Nukes Anti-Catholic ‘Homophobia’ Bill

    10/27/2021 7:19:00 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 10/27/21 | Jules Gomes
    Christians rejoice as parliament uses secret ballot to block Zan legislation ROME ( - Faithful Italian Catholics and evangelical Christians are rejoicing after the Zan bill against transhomophobia, which threatened to criminalize the Church's teaching on sexuality, was shot down on the floor of Italy's senate Wednesday afternoon. The motion to halt the bill, named for the Democratic Party lawmaker and gay rights activist Alessandro Zan, was blocked by a secret ballot in Italy's Upper House with 154 senators voting in favor of canceling the draft legislation, 131 against and two abstentions. Matteo Salvini's Lega (League) and Giorgia Meloni's Fratelli...
  • Christian Doctors and Nurses Sue Hospital to Stop COVID Vaccine Mandate

    10/27/2021 7:15:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Life News ^ | October 25, 2021 | Liberty Counsel
    Liberty Counsel has filed a class action lawsuit along with a motion for a temporary restraining order and injunction in the federal Northern District Court of Illinois against NorthShore University HealthSystem on behalf of 14 health care workers and numerous others who have been unlawfully discriminated against and denied religious exemptions from the COVID shot mandate. As of last Friday, NorthShore had already started purging those employees with sincere religious objections to its “Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy,” by removing many of those employees from the November work schedule, including those whose appeals were still pending. Unless this court intervenes and...
  • Pope Francis to Visit Canada in 'Pilgrimage of Healing and Reconciliation' with Indigenous Peoples

    10/27/2021 7:12:49 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 10/27/21 | Courtney Mares
    The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis is considering an invitation to visit Canada in light of the Canadian bishops’ "pastoral process of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples." A communique from the Holy See Press Office on Oct. 27 said that the pope has “indicated his willingness to visit” Canada on a future undetermined date. The Canadian bishops’ conference welcomed the Vatican announcement stating that “Pope Francis has accepted their invitation to visit Canada on a pilgrimage of healing and reconciliation.” “We pray that Pope Francis’ visit to Canada will be a significant milestone in the journey toward reconciliation and healing,”...
  • Why would a pope do such a thing?

    10/27/2021 5:33:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 33 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | October 27, 2021 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Why would a pope do such a thing?I have a few busy days right now and also people in town, so my energies are divided.However, I bring to your attention the fact that, other day, with other religious leaders Francis signed a document about “safeguarding nature” in advance of some gassy climate confab in Scotland. Antonio Socci says that the 2350 word document has not a single reference to God or a creator or creation.I have to ask myself: Why would a Pope sign such a document?On the other hand, Francis also appointed Jeffrey Sachs to the Pontifical Academy of...
  • Pope Francis appoints Reproduction Rights expert Jeffrey Sachs to Vatican Academy

    10/27/2021 4:24:28 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/27/2021 | Dr Taylor Marshall
    Pope Francis appointed prominent reproduction rights advocate Jeffrey Sachs as a member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. Dr. Taylor Marshall comments on this appointment and the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Bishop Shao Zhumin Seized by Chinese Authorities

    10/27/2021 3:46:53 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Bishop Shao Zhumin Seized by Chinese AuthoritiesThe Underground Bishop was Taken Away for “Vacation”10/27/2021 China (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on October 25, the authorities in China’s Wenzhou seized Bishop Shao Zhumin ahead of the month of the dead. He was officially detained to go on a forced “vacation,” a measure employed by the government to “educate” dissidents and religious clergy who fail to submit to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s control. According to Asia News, sources on the ground relay that the bishop was officially taken away a few days before November, where...

    10/27/2021 11:30:59 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | October 2021 | Francesca Romana
    [Catholic Caucus] VERY IMPORTANT NEWS AND REVELATIONS ON TRADITIONIS CUSTODES IN POLAND.Cardinal Nycz comments on Traditionis Custodes: it was acknowledged in the Congregation that the issue was dealt with too harshly. Cardinal Kazimierz Nycz’s statement on the discussions held recently on “Traditionis Custodes” at the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. The Metropolitan of Warsaw said that “It was acknowledged in Congregation that the question had been dealt with too harshly and instead of serving unity, in individual cases, it may well make some leave the Church.” Upon his return to Poland after the ad limina...
  • To the Christian Family: 3 spiritual gates we must guard to protect our homes

    10/27/2021 9:15:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/27/2021 | Marcus Mecum
    If ever there was a time when our homes and families were under attack by the powers of Satan, it is in the day and time in which we live.Of course, I don’t believe in looking for a demon under every rock. And I don’t think that we should be unbalanced when we talk about spiritual warfare. But the truth is, as Apostle Paul said, “We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers, and spiritual rulers of darkness” (Ephesians 6:12) in this world.Yet, many people, even those within the church, don’t acknowledge the existence of Satan...