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  • Texas megachurch with 14K members votes to leave UMC amid homosexuality schism

    08/12/2022 10:12:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    ch ^ | 08/12/2022 | Michael Gryboski
    A Texas megachurch has voted to disaffiliate from The United Methodist Church due to the mainline Protestant denomination’s ongoing debate over homosexuality as over 200 churches in the Lone Star State are considering disaffiliation.The Woodlands Methodist Church, a congregation with approximately 14,200 members located in Woodlands, Texas, voted on Sunday to leave the UMC Texas Annual Conference.According to an announcement from the church, about 3,000 members gathered at the church on Sunday and about 2,678 members — or 96.3% of those voting — supported disaffiliation.Senior Pastor Mark Sorensen posted a video on the church’s website saying that the vote affirmed...
  • German Catholic leaders ‘astonished’ at Vatican warning about ‘Synodal Path’

    07/22/2022 11:49:24 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Crux ^ | July 22, 2022 | Elise Ann Allen
    German Catholic leaders ‘astonished’ at Vatican warning about ‘Synodal Path’ROME – After a warning from the Vatican Thursday to German bishops against stoking division in their “Synodal Path” consultation process, pioneers of the initiative have hit back, saying they were “astonished” by the rebuke and hope to discuss contentious matters in a more formal setting.In a statement Thursday, the Vatican said Germany’s synodal path is a threat to church unity at a universal level and stressed that the undertaking lacks the authority to compel bishops to make changes on doctrine or morality.RELATED: Vatican says Germany’s ‘synodal path’ has no power...
  • Bishops sign letter warning that Germany's 'Synodal Path' could lead to schism

    04/12/2022 5:51:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | April 12, 2022 | CNA S
    Bishops sign letter warning that Germany's 'Synodal Path' could lead to schismMore than 70 bishops from around the world have released a "fraternal open letter" to Germany's bishops warning that sweeping changes to Church teaching advocated by the ongoing process known as the "Synodal Path" may lead to schism.The letter expresses "our growing concern about the nature of the entire German 'Synodal Path,'" which the signatories say has led to confusion about Church teaching and appears focused more on man's will than God's.“Failing to listen to the Holy Spirit and the Gospel, the Synodal Path’s actions undermine the credibility of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] German archbishop says female deacons, ‘married priests’ needed to help solve ‘error’ in the Church

    02/27/2022 5:32:27 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Michael Haynes
    [Catholic Caucus] German archbishop says female deacons, ‘married priests’ needed to help solve ‘error’ in the ChurchArchbishop Ludwig Schick echoed comments made recently by Cardinal Marx and Germany's Synodal Path, calling for female ordination despite Church teaching prohibiting it. BAMBERG, Germany (LifeSiteNews) — Yet another German prelate has called for “married priests” and female deacons, echoing outspoken Cardinal Marx and other German prelates as Germany’s Synodal Path continues its divergence from Church teaching.In a guest article for daily newspaper “Fuldaer Zeitung,” Archbishop Ludwig Schick of Bamberg advocated for fundamental changes to Catholic teaching on the priesthood, arguing for ordaining “viri...
  • Hatred for the Mass of all time and the question of obedience

    07/22/2021 9:54:20 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 22, 2021 | Massimo Viglione
    Hatred for the Mass of all time and the question of obedienceThe hermeneutic of Cain’s envy against AbelJuly 22, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – This great and powerful article by Professor Massimo Viglione constitutes one of the most lucid and profound comments on the ominous Motu Proprio Traditionis Custodes. In sharing this important intervention, I intend to offer it to the reading and reflection of all the faithful, Catholics and also non-Catholics, so that each one can draw from it prophetic clarity and apostolic courage in the very hard war that we are all called to face, a war whose inevitable outcome...
  • [Catholic Caucus] URGENT - PRAYERS! - Highly Reliable Source says Motu Proprio against Summorum could be published this Friday

    07/13/2021 7:51:20 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | July 13, 2021 | New Catholic
    [Catholic Caucus] URGENT - PRAYERS! - Highly Reliable Source says Motu Proprio against Summorum could be published this FridayWe have learned from a source that is usually highly reliable that Francis’ attack on Summorum Pontificum is signed & is expected to be promulgated this Friday.Perhaps prayers from the Faithful around the world - even at this late stage - to Our Lady of Mt Carmel, will avert a disaster.
  • Woke Hell: Why the Coming Split in the Southern Baptist Convention Is Inevitable

    07/01/2021 9:01:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/01/2021 | Mark Tapscott
    <p>Something is very rotten in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), which represents America’s largest Protestant denomination, and it is only a matter of time before it goes the sad way of the mainline Methodists and Presbyterians.</p><p>The rot at the core of the SBC is illustrated in three men who ought to be stalwarts of the Gospel, but who are instead leading the convention into Woke Hell. This trio includes Matt Chandler, lead pastor at The Village Church; outgoing SBC President J.D. Greear; and his successor, Ed Litton of Redemption Church.</p>
  • By Blessing Homosexual Unions, German Catholics Are Fomenting Schism — Again

    05/14/2021 7:41:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/14/2021 | John Daniel Davidson
    Ceremonies blessing same-sex unions by German Catholic priests this week represent a challenge to the Vatican from which it dare not shrink.The German Catholics are at it again. Catholic priests across Germany have been blessing same-sex unions this week in open defiance of the Vatican, which explicitly forbade such practices in March, reflecting long-settled and unchangeable Church doctrine.According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, such ceremonies have been conducted in private for years, but this year liberal German priests are doing it in public, sometimes inside their churches, in an effort to publicize the issue and push for...
  • ‘True to its doctrine’: Conservatives plan for a new church after United Methodism splits over homosexuality debate

    04/24/2021 10:14:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/23/2021 | Michael Gryboski
    The United Methodist Church, the third-largest Christian sect in the United States, took another step toward schism over their longstanding debate on LGBT issues when theological conservatives recently unveiled their plan for a new denomination. Known as the Global Methodist Church, it was the product of the 17-member Transitional Leadership Council, a group of theologically conservative United Methodists. The Wesleyan Covenant Association, a conservative United Methodist advocacy group, announced the launching of the GMC on March 1, explaining that it will not officially begin operations until a formal separation policy is approved by the UMC. “Theologically conservative United Methodists have...
  • It’s Official: German (Catholic) Bishops introduce Protestant Communion

    04/23/2021 10:33:18 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 53 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | April 23, 2021 | Gloria TV
    It’s Official: German Bishops introduce Protestant CommunionPresiding Limburg Bishop Georg Bätzing wants to advance "unity" with Protestants, he said during an April 22 discussion (, the Protestant and "Catholic" services at the May 15 Ecumenical Kirchentag (church meeting) in Frankfurt will make this clear: "Anyone who is Protestant and comes to Communion can receive Communion," Bätzing believes.He adds that those believing that Jesus is "the inviter at the Eucharist" will not be turned away. Bätzing explains that this practice is followed “all over" and is "nothing new".Bätzing does not expect "any objection from Rome". There are Vatican reservations about the...
  • Conservative UMC faction announces creation of 'Global Methodist Church' once schism with the United Methodist Church is finalized

    03/02/2021 6:33:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/02/2021 | Michael Gryboski
    A group of theologically conservative United Methodists has announced the creation of a new denomination once the United Methodist Church officially separates due to its long-standing debate over homosexuality.The Wesleyan Covenant Association and the 17-member Transitional Leadership Council released a statement on Monday morning announcing the creation of the Global Methodist Church.According to the statement, the theologically conservative denomination will not be officially launched until the UMC General Conference, scheduled for 2022, passes a separation measure known as the Protocol for Reconciliation and Grace through Separation.The Protocol, which will be up for debate at the General Conference, involves allowing conservative...
  • There Is No GOP Civil War: The supposed schism in the Republican Party is a media fantasy, Trump Has Already Won.

    02/22/2021 11:50:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 02/22/2021 | David Marcus
    In the film “Wag The Dog,” Robert De Niro plays a political fixer who produces a fake war to save a president from a scandal. In one seminal scene, William H. Macy plays a CIA operative who tells De Niro’s character that there is no war. But the fixer has an answer; he says of course there is a war, because he is watching it on TV. We find ourselves in a similar place on the supposed Republican civil war in the wake of the non-leftist Capitol riot. Let’s be perfectly clear: there is no civil war in the GOP,...
  • Don Pietro Leone: THE ENEMY WITHIN: PART II : A Historical Perspective

    02/18/2021 3:27:19 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | February 18, 2021 | Don Pietro Leone
    Don Pietro Leone: THE ENEMY WITHIN: PART II : A Historical Perspective PART II THE ENEMY WITHIN a Critique of Vatican II Beatissimae Vergini Mariae humillime dedicatum,Quae cunctas haereses sola interemisti in universo mundoA. Historical Introduction The 20 Councils prior to the Second Vatican Council had all been convened in order to extinguish the chief heresy or evil of the time: through an ever deeper and clearer enunciation of Church doctrine. This Council was different on two counts: first, in that it was not occasioned by any contemporary heresy or evil, and second (as we have already noted above),...
  • Forward with United Methodist Separation via Protocol

    02/18/2021 8:08:45 AM PST · by lightman · 12 replies
    Insitute on Religion and Democrary ^ | 16 February A.D. 2021 | Mark Tooley
    John Lomperis and I signed this statement with United Methodist bishops and other leaders urging our denomination to move forward by ending our theological conflicts and adopting the Protocol for dividing our denomination into separate new churches: February 16, 2021 Coalition of Traditional Leaders Continues to Support the Protocol for Reconciliation and Grace through Separation Over a year ago, a diverse group of United Methodist Church leaders released the Protocol for Reconciliation and Grace through Separation. Never before had leading bishops, general church officials, and leaders of advocacy groups representing centrists, progressives, and traditionalists agreed on a plan for resolving...
  • Arabic Expert Unmasks Pope’s Muslim Ally

    02/04/2021 7:05:40 AM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Church Militant ^ | February 3, 2021 | Jules Gomes
    Arabic Expert Unmasks Pope’s Muslim Ally'Kafir' Francis celebrates anniversary of 'Human Fraternity' concordatVATICAN CITY ( - A top Arabic scholar is exposing the "two-facedness" of Pope Francis' Muslim dialogue partner and the failure of the pontiff's Human Fraternity pact to stem the escalating persecution of Christians in the Islamic world.Copts protest the persecution of Christians in Egypt Islamic historian Raymond Ibrahim is blasting grand imam of al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayyeb for "repeatedly contradicting all the lofty sentiments in the document he signed with the pope," as the Holy See marks the anniversary of the Abu Dhabi deal, which was signed Feb....
  • Pope Francis’ remade John Paul II institute defends Biden’s abortion record in Facebook post

    02/01/2021 5:36:15 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 1, 2021 | Pete Baklinski
    Pope Francis’ remade John Paul II institute defends Biden’s abortion record in Facebook postSaint John Paul II taught that Catholics can in no way defend a right to abortion.ROME, February 1, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – The John Paul II Institute in Rome, recently gutted and remodeled by Pope Francis, has defended in a recent Facebook post U.S. President Joe Biden’s championing of legal abortion.The John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences recently reposted on its Facebook page a Jan. 20 Huffington Post (Italian edition) article that emphasized what writer Maria Antonietta Calabrò called Biden’s “social Gospel” which,...
  • Why the United Methodist Church is REALLY Splitting: The Big-Picture History

    01/26/2021 12:50:15 PM PST · by lightman · 56 replies
    The Insitute for Religion & Democrary ^ | 21 January A.D. 2021 | John Lomperis
    Hopefully, by now, you’ve all heard that our denomination is headed for a major division, and that the need for this is widely agreed upon by the leaders of all major factions.Why is the United Methodist Church splitting?You may have heard that our division is because of homosexuality. There is some truth to that, but that is really a misleading way to view things.The reality is that our division has been a long time coming. The impending split is the result of an extensive history which dates back long before the present debates over sexual morality. We have a history,...
  • About that demon cult bowl placed on St. Peter’s altar… WHERE’S THE DAMNED BOWL NOW?

    12/20/2020 1:02:37 PM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | December 19, 2020 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    About that demon cult bowl placed on St. Peter's altar... WHERE'S THE DAMNED BOWL NOW?Demon cult bowl which Francis put on St. Peter’s altar.At the time, I was even more horrified than when the sacrilegious pagan Pachamama worship rite took place in the Vatican Garden as the Synod was opening up in October 2019.What shocked me, outraged me and truly worried me even more was what happened during the Mass at the close of the Synod. A bowl with symbols and flowers associated with the demon Pachamama was placed, at the explicit direction of Francis, on the altar of St....
  • The church of Frankie

    11/10/2020 9:52:05 PM PST · by Slyfox · 9 replies
    vanity | Nov. 10, 2020 | Slyfox
    So, all people of all religions and persuasions will be invited to mass on Sunday. They will add some singing for the new arrivals which will contradict the no singing policy. The sermons will reflect the latest ideas presented by Frankie like the need to honor the greatness of the Pachamama and climate change, just to make the newcomers welcome. And they will bring back the kiss of peace and the handshake and the two guys in front of you will do some tongue action in front of your children. Then everyone will have to take an oath to Frankie...
  • BREAKING: Archbishop Viganò Responds to Questions Posed by CFN

    09/02/2020 12:28:41 AM PDT · by one guy in new jersey · 51 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | September 1, 2020 | Brian McCall
    Here follows the complete text of Archbishop Vigano’s letter... ***** Archbishop Viganò’s Episcopal Coat of Arms Dear Mr. Kokx, I read with lively interest your article “Questions for Viganò: His Excellency is Right about Vatican II, But What Does He Think Catholic Should Do Now?” which was published by Catholic Family News on August 22 (here). I am happy to respond to your questions, which address matters that are very important for the faithful. You ask: “What would ‘separating’ from the Conciliar Church look like in Archbishop Viganò’s opinion?” I respond to you with another question: “What does it mean to separate from...