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  • Experts Speak Out Against Gender Reassignment in ‘Dysconnected’

    01/25/2023 10:15:15 AM PST · by jacknhoo · 8 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | January 14, 2023 | Patti Maguire Armstrong
    Fatherhood was the impetus that stirred filmmaker Don Johnson to make the new movie Dysconnected: The Real Story Behind the Transgender Explosion. It is an exposé of the transgender tsunami sweeping the U.S. and irreversibly altering hundreds of thousands of lives, especially among girls. Dysconnected features 18 professional perspectives using compelling evidence as blowback to cultural winds pushing children into thinking they can change their gender. Johnson and two of the professionals in the film spoke with the Register. daisy courtesy photo Daisy Strongin in 2022.(Photo: Courtesy photo ) “I see the chaos my girls have to live through,” Johnson...
  • Pope Meets with Buddhist Group to Discuss Need for ‘Ecological Conversion’

    01/22/2023 6:33:49 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1/19/23 | Michael Haynes
    Pope Francis blamed the 'present environmental crisis' on 'human roots' in his meeting with the Buddhist delegation.VATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis accused humanity of being behind the “present environmental crisis” in a meeting with a Cambodian Buddhist delegation this morning. The striking comments were made today by Francis in a meeting he had with Buddhist monks as part of the current Christian Unity week series of events. The delegation of Buddhist monks from Cambodia were received by Pope Francis in private audience this morning, joined also by Cambodian officials and Bishop Olivier Schmitthaeusler, the Apostolic Vicar of Phnom Penh....
  • Pfizer and the Vatican

    01/19/2023 11:50:24 AM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | January 15, 2023 | Edward Pentin
    Pfizer and the VaticanSources say Pope Francis met privately twice last year with Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla The Register has learned that Pope Francis privately held undisclosed meetings with the CEO of Pfizer last year as questions arise over the efficacy of the vaccines in preventing transmission, which are now being mandated for all Vatican staff and visitors.According to Vatican sources, the Holy Father twice met Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla at the Vatican, although the precise details are not known. Unlike most papal private audiences, these meetings were not announced by the Holy See Press Office, which did not...
  • Could you ever prove a miracle to a non-believer?

    12/25/2022 3:02:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 139 replies
    [EXCERPT ONLY] In 2009, on a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, the Browns flew to Mozambique to investigate the healing claims of Global Awakening and Iris Global, two ministries focused on healing and revival. They brought audiometry equipment and eye charts to test people who requested prayer for deafness and blindness. The sample size was small — they tested 24 people — but they found statistically significant improvement beyond placebo effects and hypnosis. “I was standing right there next to this woman who could not tell how many fingers were held up when you were a foot in front...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil (December 25, 2022) [Prayer]

    12/24/2022 6:51:02 PM PST · by Faith · 22 replies
    December 24, 2022 | Faith
    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. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (I John 5:14)
  • Catholic Associations Call for Fossil Fuels Divestment

    12/21/2022 6:33:26 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Vatican News ^ | 12/20/22 | Edoardo Gribaldi
    The Laudato Si’ Movement, together with Italian Catholic Action and other Catholic national realities, launch an appeal for “an economy of peace” as a sign of closeness to the people of Ukraine.“Rise up quickly” (Acts 12:7). Inspired by Pope Francis’ exhortation at the last Feast of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, several Catholic associations, including the Laudato si’ movement and Italian Catholic Action, called other Catholic national realities to work toward sustainability and a “greener” future. Ecological conversion“This year,” a press release reads, “place your commitment to divest from fossil fuels as a sign that you have ‘divested’ from...
  • Patriarch Kirill: Church Stands for Right to Refuse Biometric Identification

    12/12/2022 6:07:26 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 12/12/22
    Due to the risks bound up with the novelty of the technology of biometric data, the Church stands for the fundamental right of citizens to refuse biometric identification, according to the head of the Russian Church. In a letter to the Chairman of the Russian State Duma regarding a large on biometric personal data adopted in October, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill notes that while technological developments are welcome, “the Church has always called for people to remember the risks they inevitably bring with them,” reports As the Patriarch notes, the Russian Council of Bishops adopted a document on personal...
  • Where Can You Find Peace and Safety?

    12/10/2022 9:57:31 AM PST · by Olympiad Fisherman · 21 replies
    The Cornwall Alliance ^ | 12/10/2022 | Mark Musser
    In a world where everyone craves “peace and safety,” they are looking everywhere else but where it is truly found – and so wind up with neither ...
  • Pope Enlists Filmmaker to Spread Message of 'Laudato Si'

    12/08/2022 7:38:19 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    UCANews ^ | 12/8/22
    Pope Francis is getting more non-Catholics to do his work. The latest is Nicolas Brown, who directed "The Letter: A Message for Our Earth," a documentary on the pope's 2015 encyclical "Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home."The 90-minute film will air Wednesday, Dec. 21, 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m. EST on PBS (check local listings). But for those who can't wait that long, the documentary is already on YouTube, which helped produce it. "We decided to make this film and not put it behind a paywall. We purposely did not go to Netflix and put it behind the reach of...
  • NJ Churches Answer Call To Go Greener: 'Climate Change Is Real'

    12/07/2022 6:51:02 PM PST · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    Patch ^ | 12/6/22 | Eric Kiefer
    Here are some suggestions on how to live greener from an "environmental task force" in the Archdiocese of Newark.ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — An “environmental task force” in the Archdiocese of Newark has been helping to make Essex County and other towns in North Jersey a little bit greener over the past few years. Now, its members are calling for Catholic residents across the state to join the effort. The archdiocese’s Environmental Justice Task Force was created with the blessing of Cardinal Joseph Tobin in 2019. The task force has since established a subcommittee of parish liaisons to foster environmental advocacy...
  • Archdiocese of Newark Releases Environmental Action Plan to Combat Climate Change

    11/23/2022 7:10:30 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Insider NJ ^ | 11/21/22
    Newark, N.J. – Days after the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) came to a close on November 18, the Archdiocese of Newark’s Environmental Justice Task Force has released its own plan to guide parishioners on how they can help the planet. “Laudato Si’ — On the Care of Our Common Home: Actions for the Archdiocese of Newark” is a localized version of Pope Francis’ own “Laudato Si’” environmental encyclical, which states that caring for Earth is a Christian duty. To help local Catholics fulfill this obligation, the document presents seven goals for reversing climate change and environmental degradation....
  • Discovery of 119-Million-Year-Old “Selfish” Genes Casts Doubt on Established Evolution Beliefs

    11/23/2022 11:35:22 AM PST · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    It was originally believed that these selfish genes would not remain in populations for long periods of time. The finding could alter our understanding of how parasitic DNA affects genome evolution. Meiotic drivers, a kind of selfish gene, are indeed selfish. They are found in virtually all species’ genomes, including humans, and unjustly transfer their genetic material to more than half of their offspring, resulting in infertility and impaired organism health. Their longevity over evolutionary time was thought to be brief due to their parasitic potential, until recently. The Stowers Institute for Medical Research, in collaboration with the National Institute...
  • Faith-Based Groups Strive to Save Mother Earth at COP27

    11/14/2022 6:22:11 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    UCANews ^ | 11/14/22 | Sister Celine Paramundayil MMS
    Will the nations listen and address the longer-term impacts of climate change? When the 2022 Climate Change Conference (COP27) concludes this week in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, thousands of civil society groups, including faith-based organizations (FBOs), would have done their best for the global poor without glitter and fanfare. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has recognized that participation and access of non-government organizations (NGOs) allow vital experience, expertise, information, and perspective from civil society to be brought into the negotiations to generate new insights and approaches. Some 6,300 NGOs have observer status to attend the Climate...
  • German Bishop Has to Drive Slower

    11/14/2022 6:16:44 PM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Racing down the German Autobahn at a self-chosen speed is over for bishops from the Protestant Church of Germany. The Synod decided on Wednesday that the church leaders have to set a good example of sustainability. When driving to church events, bishops are not allowed to drive faster than 100 kilometres an hour on highways. That is reported by Religion.orf. On country roads, they should limit their speed to 80 kilometres an hour, the Synod decided. By taking it slower on the roads, the bishops should set a visible example of how people can reduce their greenhouse emissions. The rule...
  • Religious Groups Call for Worldwide Climate Treaty

    11/11/2022 6:58:21 PM PST · by marshmallow · 37 replies
    UCANews ^ | 11/2/22
    They want governments to develop and implement a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation TreatyReligious groups and activists around the globe have called for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty and just transition from non-renewable resources in a global campaign letter released ahead of the global climate summit in Egypt. The open multi-faith letter released on Nov. 1 is the result of an initiative spearheaded by the Laudato Si Movement and GreenFaith, a grassroots multi-faith movement for climate justice, which together represents more than 1.5 billion supporters. The letter called upon “governments to urgently commence negotiations to develop and implement a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation...
  • As Liberals Call For A ‘Pandemic Amnesty’, We Call For Nuremberg-Style Trials To Bring To Justice The People Responsible For This Global Deception

    11/05/2022 3:56:27 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 61 replies
    Now The End Begins ^ | 11/3/22 | Geoffrey Grider
    Let’s declare a pandemic amnesty, we need to forgive one another for what we did and said when we were in the dark about COVID. Oh, really? As time goes on, today is Day 962 of 15 Days To Flatten The Curve, it is coming to light that we as a global people were lied to, deceived, tricked and fooled to such a degree as to beggar imagination. Masks did nothing to slow the spread of the virus, social distancing did nothing to slow the spread of the virus, and lockdowns did nothing but increase mental illness, create poverty, stupefy...
  • Mt. Sinai: Hipparchus’ Coveted Star Map Discovered in St. Catherine’s Monastery Manuscript

    11/01/2022 7:21:43 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 10/20/22
    (This cross-fade montage shows a detail of the palimpsest under ordinary lighting; under multispectral analysis; and with a reconstruction of the hidden text.Credit: Museum of the Bible (CC BY-SA 4.0). Photo by Early Manuscripts Electronic Library/Lazarus Project, University of Rochester; multispectral processing by Keith T. Knox; tracings by Emanuel Zingg.) Scholars have been searching for what is believed to be the first map of the nighttime sky for centuries, and now they have finally found the medieval parchment hidden beneath Christian texts from the library at St. Catherine’s Monastery on Mt. Sinai. James Evans, a historian of astronomy at the...
  • Investigation: Catholic Medical School Pushes Hormone Therapy for Minors [Georgetown]

    10/30/2022 6:22:46 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The Spectator World ^ | 10/18/22 | Amber Athey
    Georgetown lecture slides describe puberty blockers as ‘fully reversible’Georgetown University’s School of Medicine is teaching its students to administer puberty blockers and hormone therapy to minors, an investigation by The Spectator reveals. Medical students were told in a 2021 pre-clinical course that the “only way to help” many transgender people is to “‘fix’ their bodies” through medical intervention. The course also falsely claimed that puberty blockers are “fully reversible.” Georgetown University did not return a request for comment. First year medical students at Georgetown are required to take a course on Human Sexuality, which is part of a foundational block...
  • Rare Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse on US Election Day

    10/30/2022 9:27:06 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 12 replies
    Israel 365 news ^ | 10/30/22 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    For the first time in US history, a total lunar eclipse will take place on election day, beginning and ending before the polling stations open. The next time a total lunar eclipse will happen on election day will be in 372 years on Tuesday, November 8, 2394. The eclipse will begin at 5:16 a.m. EST and ends at 6:41 a.m., for a total duration of about 85 minutes. According to constitutional stipulations, elections are held on “the Tuesday next after the first Monday in the month of November” and must fall on even-numbered years. That means election days always fall...
  • Looking for Good Catholic Bishops? Try a Chinese Prison

    10/26/2022 5:12:14 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    The Stream ^ | October 26, 2022 | Jason Scott Jones
    Looking for Good Catholic Bishops? Try a Chinese PrisonIf you follow the mainstream media, the picture you’ll likely have of U.S. bishops is a bleak one. You’ll read how Cardinal Donald Wuerl covered up for a sadistic child pornographer. And how ex-Cardinal Ted McCarrick molested a boy for years, while picking most current U.S. bishops.You’ll learn how Cardinal Blaise Cupich shrugged that Planned Parenthood selling baby parts was no worse than Republicans limiting Medicaid. Or how Bishop John Stowe damned Nick Sandmann for “racism” based on a biased media clip, then refused to apologize.You’ll read the grim story of how...