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  • [Catholic Caucus] Catholic Conscience and the COVID-19 Vaccine

    01/19/2021 4:57:12 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | January 19, 2021 | AnnaMaria Cardinalli
    [Catholic Caucus] Catholic Conscience and the COVID-19 VaccineOn Thursday, Vatican News confirmed that both Pope Emeritus Benedict and Pope Francis have received the currently available COVID-19 vaccines, themselves providing an example, ostensibly, for the Church as a whole. In the world’s eyes, I suspect this spells the end of any claim a Catholic might otherwise make for religious exemption to required reception of the current vaccines. If abortion-tainted vaccines are mandated, either formally or by informal social incentives such as the widely-proposed possibility that the COVID-19 vaccine be a prerequisite for travel, conscientious Catholics could not say, “but my Church...
  • Medicine and Morality Unite

    01/18/2021 8:19:34 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 18, 2021 | Martina Moyski
    Medicine and Morality UniteCatholics push for ethical COVID vaccineCORALVILLE, Iowa ( - A Catholic medical research institute is re-upping its campaign to help fund the development of an ethical COVID vaccine.John Paul II Medical Research Institute (JPIIMRI) is campaigning for donations again this year in order to address the urgency — both medical and moral — of the COVID crisis. According to a promotional video for the "Campaign for Cures," JPIIMRI is dedicated to creating a definitive platform for COVID-19 and emerging coronavirus.Such a platform involves creating "a potent vaccine made from a human cell line which closely resembles what...
  • An Early-Morning Devotional in Psalm 19: "The heavens declare the glory of God;..."

    01/18/2021 3:48:13 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 4 replies
    The Word of God, King James Version | "In the Beginning, God..." | The Lord Jesus Christ, Creator of Heaven and Earth
    Beloved fellow FReepers, here is an early-morning devotional with Psalm 19. Holy Spirit, You are welcome in this place; Lord Jesus, wrap your mighty wings around us and lift us up, let our countenances break out with joy at the glory and awesomeness of Your Creation, Love and Sovereignty.
  • Two Popes Take Abortion-Tainted Vaccine

    01/17/2021 3:44:23 PM PST · by ebb tide · 71 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 15, 2021 | Jules Gomes
    Two Popes Take Abortion-Tainted VaccinePfizer-BioNTech serum designed in 'just a few hours over a single day'VATICAN CITY ( - Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI both received their first shots of the ethically and medically contested Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Wednesday, a day before Norway reported 23 deaths in connection with vaccination.Drs. Ugur Sahin and Özlem Türeci, co-founders of BioNTech "I can confirm that, as part of the vaccination program of the Vatican city-state, the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine has been administered to Pope Francis and to the Pope Emeritus," Matteo Bruni, director of the Holy See Press...
  • Hindus, Muslims Reject Animal-Tainted Vax

    01/16/2021 6:13:33 PM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 16, 2021 | Jules Gomes
    Hindus, Muslims Reject Animal-Tainted VaxCatholic, evangelical leaders accept vaccines using abortion cell lines MUMBAI, India ( - Hindu and Muslim leaders are urging followers to reject COVID-19 vaccines potentially using cow blood or pig gelatin, as Britain co-opted imams to preach sermons Friday reassuring Muslims that the vaccines are halal (permissible).John Stevens, pro-vax and pro-lockdown evangelical leader The Sunni-Muslim Raza Academy has written to the World Health Organization (WHO), while the All India Hindu Grand Assembly (ABHM) has sent a memorandum to India's president demanding to know if the vaccines contain pig or cow extracts.Consumption of pork in any form...
  • ‘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....
  • 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...
  • Facebook removes video commentary by Mexican cardinal

    01/15/2021 5:13:48 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | January 14, 2021 | David Agren
    Facebook removes video commentary by Mexican cardinalMONTERREY, Mexico — Facebook removed a video commentary from Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iñiguez of Guadalajara, saying it spread false information about COVID-19.Semanario Arquidiocesano Guadalajara — an information service operated by the Archdiocese of Guadalajara — posted a screenshot from the video on its Facebook page Jan. 13, along with the text, "Cardinal Juan Sandoval denounced the imposition of a new world order, hours later his video was censored." It also posted the video on its regular website, along with a story on its removal.The screenshot of the inaccessible video prominently announced, "False information," and...
  • Archbishop Viganò reacts to Pope Francis saying all must take the COVID vaccine

    01/15/2021 7:32:40 AM PST · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 15, 2021 | Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò
    Archbishop Viganò reacts to Pope Francis saying all must take the COVID vaccineConsiderations by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò on the promotion of the vaccine by the Holy See.January 15, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — A few days ago, an interview was broadcast on Canale5 in which Jorge Mario Bergoglio appeared in the unusual role of sponsor of the pharmaceutical companies. We had already seen him in the role of politician, of trade unionist, of promoter of uncontrolled immigration, of supporter of welcoming illegal immigrants, and of philanthropist. In all of these metamorphoses what has always emerged, alongside his capacity to totally remove...
  • Wisdom Of The Ages

    01/14/2021 6:37:14 AM PST · by MAAG
    Grace thru faith ^ | 11-12-2011 | Jack Kelley
    Today in almost every field, great emphasis is placed on new thought. Nothing wrong with that per se, but in our quest for the “latest thing” are we losing our grounding in the wisdom of the ages? snip Clearly, the Lord intended for us to use these truths to escape the prison built for our mind by the experiences of our life. It’s with good reason the Bible is called the Owner’s Manual for the Human Race. This is truly the Wisdom of the Ages.
  • Decision Time Prophecy Update

    01/14/2021 4:25:52 AM PST · by EBH · 18 replies
    JD Farag ^ | 1/10/2021 | JD Farag
    Video was removed for violating youtube's terms of service. JD. Farag explains how much of the vaccine fits into Revelations and the Greek translations.
  • Bishop Dunlop's Epiphany-Letter---Continued COVID Guidance

    01/07/2021 8:39:15 PM PST · by lightman · 6 replies
    Lower Susquehanna Synod, ELCA ^ | 6 January A.D. 2021 | Bishop James Dunlop
    January 6, 2021 Epiphany of Our Lord Dear Siblings in Christ, Grace and peace from God, our Father, and our Lord Jesus, the Christ. On this day, celebrating the feast of Epiphany, we remember the visit of the Magi to the infant Jesus. In Matthew’s Gospel, we hear how “they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy. On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary...
  • Rome Slaps Medics for COVID Vaccine Dissent

    12/30/2020 1:18:25 PM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Church Militant ^ | December 30, 2020 | Jules Gomes
    Rome Slaps Medics for COVID Vaccine DissentVatican issues new pro-vaccine diktat as doctors rebel against vax regimeROME ( - The Vatican issued a new edict Tuesday declaring vaccination a "moral responsibility," after Italian authorities cracked down on a rebellion by medics questioning the COVID-19 vaccine and half the Italian population expressed reluctance to receive the jab.Claudia Alivernini, first in Italy to get the jab, received death threats The regulatory authority Omceo Roma (Order of Doctors of Rome) began disciplinary proceedings against at least 13 doctors, including prominent Catholic surgeon Mariano Amici, for claiming the COVID vaccine "risks being ineffective and...
  • Vatican Announces Today that Pope Francis, The King of Vatican City, Will take the Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine, Says it 'Must be Universal' for Whole World

    12/22/2020 8:03:30 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 17 replies
    nteb ^ | 12/21/20 | Geoffrey Grider
    The king of Vatican City, Jorge Bergoglio, has announced that he will receive the Pfizer COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine in early January, and that it is his desire this vaccine become universal, and given to everyone in the whole world. This is nothing more than grooming for the coming Mark of the Beast which will also be distributed by the Vatican in the very near future. Pope Francis to Receive Pfizer Vaccine Against Coronavirus FROM BREITBART NEWS: The Vatican will launch its vaccination program against the coronavirus during the first quarter of 2021, which will also allow the pope to travel...
  • Apocalyptic Overtones

    12/20/2020 3:08:24 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 31 replies
    RR ^ | 12/20/20 | Daymond Duck
    The word “revelation” comes from the Greek word “apokalupsis,” and it means the unveiling or disclosing. The Book of Revelation begins with these words: “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John” (Rev. 1:1). This can be taken two ways: 1) As the disclosure of information about Jesus, and 2) As the disclosure of what God intends to do, starting with the Church Age and running through the beginning of the New Heaven...
  • Cardinal Burke: Forces of the 'Great Reset' have used COVID to advance 'evil agenda'

    12/19/2020 3:54:44 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 12.12.20 | Raymond Cardinal Burke
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  • Pope to UN Climate Summit: ‘Now is Time to Change Direction’

    12/17/2020 5:17:48 PM PST · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    Vatican News ^ | 12/12/20 | Devin Watkins
    Pope Francis sends a video message to participants in the UN’s virtual climate summit, and highlights the Holy See’s efforts to promote a “culture of care” in order to combat climate change.“The effects of the ongoing pandemic and climate change—which are relevant not only for the environment but also for the spheres of ethics, society, economics, and politics—weigh most heavily upon the lives of the poor and vulnerable.” Pope Francis offered that motivation for the Holy See’s commitment to combatting climate change, in a video message sent on Saturday. His remarks were directed to participants in the UN’s High Level...
  • During Pandemic, Expert Urges Ban on Singing in Church at Christmas

    12/17/2020 5:12:42 PM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    UCA News ^ | 12/12/20 | CNS
    A prominent German virologist is urging a ban on singing in church at Christmas during the COVID-19 pandemicA prominent German virologist, Alexander Kekule, is urging a ban on singing in church at Christmas to prevent the release of coronavirus-carrying aerosols. He also warned that it would be better if the Creed and the Lord's Prayer were prayed in silence. "At most, saying the 'Amen' at the end is OK," he said told the weekly magazine Focus. "If everyone is wearing a mask in church and there is a maximum of one person per five square meters, then worship services at...
  • God of Wonders! Snow Crystals and it Glory! 4 min. Video Link

    12/17/2020 3:44:24 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 5 replies
    IFB ^ | 12/17/20 | God of Wonders
    Snowing like crazy here in NE and was reminded of Almighty God's promises; so I wanted to share this video of Almighty God's creative design of snow! INCREDIBLE! The absolute wonders of Almighty God's creative genius and hand! This sane ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS CREATOR loves us and died for our sins and has promised to wash us as white as snow!(Isa. 1:18; John 1; Heb. 1:2-3)! A great Christmas reminder!Prepared to be blown away with just His simple creative finger work (Psalm 8:3)!
  • U.S. Bishops Say Catholics Have ‘Moral Responsibility’ to Be Vaccinated Against Coronavirus

    12/17/2020 1:37:02 AM PST · by Robwin · 24 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 15 Dec 2020 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
    Leaders of the U.S. Bishops’ Conference (USCCB) declared Monday that Catholics have a “moral responsibility” to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.“Receiving one of the COVID-19 vaccines ought to be understood as an act of charity toward the other members of our community,” state Fort Wayne Bishop Kevin Rhoades, chairman of the U.S Bishops’ Committee on Doctrine, and Kansas City Archbishop Joseph Naumann, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities, in a joint statement."In this way, being vaccinated safely against COVID-19 should be considered an act of love of our neighbor and part of our moral responsibility for the common good,”...