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  • Persecution watchdog documents over 100 incidents of Communist China’s crackdown on Christians in 1 year

    09/18/2021 8:08:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/18/2021 | Anugrah Kumar
    A U.S.-based persecution watchdog says it has documented more than 100 incidents of Christian persecution in China between July 2020 and June 2021 as the country's communist regime seeks to forcefully convert independent religious groups into mechanisms of the Chinese Communist Party. A significant trend throughout the past year was an increase in church raids, says a report published by International Christian Concern. It notes that "not only were churches shut down or demolished, but pastors and church attendees were often arrested.” One example of this crackdown happened earlier this month when more than 30 officials from the CCP, including...
  • Bosnian Cardinal: Synodal Way’s ‘Exotic Ideas’ Alien to a Church that Survived Communism

    05/30/2021 7:19:34 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 5/27/21 | Staff
    A Bosnian cardinal has said that the “exotic ideas” of Germany’s “Synodal Way” are alien to a Church that survived communism. Cardinal Vinko Puljić was asked in a May 6 interview with the German Maria 1.0 initiative whether Catholics in his Archdiocese of Sarajevo were engaged with issues such as women’s ordination and the abolition of clerical celibacy. He said: “A Church that has weathered the challenge of communism does not have such exotic ideas. Indeed, such attitudes offend and astonish our believers. We cannot understand a Church in which sacrifice is a foreign word and there is a Jesus...
  • Reports Out of Ethiopia Speak of Massacre of Priests

    05/20/2021 7:22:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 5/18/21 | John Burger
    Leaked letter and individual interviews suggest there may have been more than 78 who lost their lives. Scores of priests have been massacred in the Tigray area of Ethiopia, according to a letter purportedly sent by Church officials there. The Telegraph claims to have a copy of the letter, which was sent to the Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and leaked to the British newspaper. The letter says that “priests, deacons, choristers, and monks” have been “massacred” over the last five months. “Half a dozen survivors confirmed the news to this newspaper and said that both Ethiopian national army...
  • Aaron Schock draws a primary opponent. Could he be any worse?

    03/12/2015 6:09:11 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Noah Rothman
    The establishment GOP inside the Beltway spent much of 2014 discouraging Republicans from mounting primary challenges to sitting GOP lawmakers. In 2016, the Republican Party would be well-advised not to interfere in the race for Congress in Illinois 18th Congressional District. “Attorney Mark Zalcman, formerly a Chillicothe resident who now lives in Normal, announced Monday that he planned to seek the GOP nomination for the 18th Congressional District seat that Schock now holds, running on a platform centered on his Christian faith and values and using the slogan ‘Because Washington needs the Gospel,’” The Peoria Journal-Star reported. “He’s also an...
  • Finnish Bishop Elect charged over historic Christian teachings on human sexuality

    05/09/2021 6:23:07 PM PDT · by Southside_Chicago_Republican · 25 replies
    International Lutheran Council ^ | April 30, 2021 | Matthew Block
    FINLAND – Rev. Dr. Juhana Pohjola, Diocesan Dean and Bishop Elect of the Evangelical Lutheran Mission Diocese of Finland (ELMDF) has been charged by Finland’s Prosecutor General with incitement against a group of people. The charges stem from a 2004 booklet published by Luther Foundation Finland (the legal entity behind the ELMDF) which articulates historic Christian teaching on human sexuality. “As a Christian, I do not want to and cannot discriminate against or despise anyone created by God,” Dean Pohjola said in reaction to being charged. “Every human being, created by God and redeemed by Christ, is equally precious.” At...
  • Marine Officer Warns Congress Against Classifying Christians in Military as ‘Religious Extremists’

    03/24/2021 2:29:22 PM PDT · by lightman · 30 replies
    epoch times ^ | 24 March A.D., 2021 | Mark Tapscott
    A slide used in a Department of Defense (DOD) training manual identifies Catholics and evangelical Christians as “religious extremists,” along with members of the Ku Klux Klan, al Qaeda and Hamas, according to a Marine Corps officer. “First Liberty also obtained a screenshot of an unclassified slide from a U.S. Army training manual. The slide is entitled ‘Religious Extremism’ and it purports to identify religious extremists,” Michael Berry told the House Armed Services Committee during a hearing Wednesday entitled “Extremism in the Military.” Berry is General Counsel to the First Liberty Institute (FLI), a Plano, Texas-based public interest law firm...
  • Revenge of the Gods; California’s Proposed Ethnic Studies Curriculum Urges Students to Chant to the Aztec Deity of Human Sacrifice.

    03/19/2021 6:39:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    City Journal ^ | 3/10/21 | Christopher F. Rufo
    Next week, the California Department of Education will vote on a new statewide ethnic studies curriculum that advocates for the “decolonization” of American society and elevates Aztec religious symbolism—all in the service of a left-wing political ideology. The new program, called the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum, seeks to extend the Left’s cultural dominance of California’s public university system, 50 years in the making, to the state’s entire primary and secondary education system, which consists of 10,000 public schools serving a total of 6 million students. In theoretical terms, the new ethnic studies curriculum is based on the “pedagogy of the...
  • Exclusive — Sen. Tommy Tuberville: ‘Fort Pelosi’ Provides ‘Black SUVs with Secret Service’ to Democratic Congressmen,’ not Republicans

    Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) said Democrat representatives, not Republicans, are being provided Secret Service protection per Nancy Pelosi’s directives. Tuberville contrasted Washington, DC’s, reaction to unrest on January 6 with dozens of violent and destructive leftist-driven riots in large American cities in 2020. “This is all coming from the other end of the Capitol building, which is the House, Fort Pelosi,” Tuberville remarked. “Nancy Pelosi is in charge of all this. She was in charge of it when it all happened. The chief of police and sergeant-at-arms resigned, and Pelosi should have been right behind them, because she should have...
  • Cancel culture comes to Catholics and all Christians (Equity Act penalties)

    03/09/2021 4:38:21 PM PST · by aimhigh · 14 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | 03/09/2021 | Robert G. Marshall
    . . . Not one committee witness pointed out how the “Equality Act” would adversely impact Catholic and religious hospitals, clinics, social welfare institutions, private religious schools, senior living apartments, and nursing homes if they refused to impose gender identity and sexual orientation policies. Catholic hospitals would be penalized if they do not abort unborn children or perform gender reassignment surgery on minors or others. Nor would they be eligible for Medicaid/Medicare or insurance reimbursements. Failure to comply with LGBTQ+ policies or abortion requirements, will result in punitive damages up to $500,000 per violation which, of course would cripple if...
  • Vandals Destroy Religious Statues at Youngstown Church

    03/03/2021 6:16:20 PM PST · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    Morning Journal ^ | 2/27/21 | David Skolnick
    YOUNGSTOWN — An East Palestine man is jailed in connection with more than a dozen religious statues vandalized at the Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, in what Diocese of Youngstown Bishop David Bonnar described as a senseless act. Police Friday afternoon arrested the 20-year-old in connection with a felony count of vandalism for the early morning incident. After the damage was reported, two patrol officers recalled dealing Thursday morning with a suspicious man in two car break-ins on East Commerce Street, a short distance from the church, said Capt. Rod Foley, chief of detectives. That man was...
  • Christianity on Display at Capitol Riot Sparks New Debate

    01/29/2021 6:30:42 PM PST · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/28/21 | Elana Schor
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Christian imagery and rhetoric on view during this month’s Capitol insurrection are sparking renewed debate about the societal effects of melding Christian faith with an exclusionary breed of nationalism. The rioters who breached the Capitol on Jan. 6, leading to federal charges against more than 130 people so far, included several people carrying signs with Christian messages, and video showed one man in a fur hat and horns leading others in a prayer inside the Senate chamber. They also included multiple current or former members of the U.S. military or law enforcement, as well as a...
  • Mayor in Spain Removes Cross from Convent, Throws it in Dump

    01/26/2021 5:48:21 PM PST · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    Crux ^ | 1/25/21 | Ines San Martin
    ROSARIO, Argentina — The mayor of a small town in southern Spain forcibly removed a cross from the doors of a convent. The crucifix was then found in a garbage dump. The events took place last week in the town of Aguilar de la Frontera, in the Diocese of Cordoba, in the Andalusia region in southern Spain. The cross was located at the entrance of the church that belongs to the adjoining convent of the Discalced Carmelites, and had been there since 1939. It was erected to honor the Nationalist victims of Spain’s civil war, although the plaque noting this...
  • Brennan: intel community to uncover "pro-Trump insurgency" that harbors “religious extremists, authoritarians, fascists, bigots, racists, nativists, even libertarians”

    01/20/2021 2:23:18 PM PST · by RandFan · 77 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | Jan 20 | RandFan
    John Brennan just said on MSNBC that HE knows the Biden intel community “are moving in laser-like fashion to try to uncover as much as they can about” the pro-Trump “insurgency” that harbors “religious extremists, authoritarians, fascists, bigots, racists, nativists, even libertarians”
  • Video: 83 Global Brands Tied to Forced Labor in China—Benedict Rogers

    01/13/2021 7:32:04 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | JANUARY 13, 2021 | JAN JEKIELEK
    In China, we are seeing forced televised confessions, a mass surveillance state, the killing of Falun Gong practitioners for their organs, and what many are calling a genocide of the Uyghur people. 83 global brands, including major U.S. companies, are tied to Uyghur forced labor in China. Over in Hong Kong, 53 pro-democracy activists, lawmakers, and lawyers were arrested on Jan. 6 under the draconian national security law. Despite all this, the EU recently announced a major trade deal with China. American Thought Leaders interviews human rights activist and writer Benedict Rogers, founder of Hong Kong Watch and deputy...
  • Deranged Liberal Journo Wants to “Beat Antimaskers to Death,” Claims Jesus Condemns “F***** Christians”

    01/05/2021 7:54:15 AM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 35 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | January 2, 2021 | Richard Moorehead
    Former New York Times and Newsweek journo Kurt Eichenwald exploded in a spiteful rant on New Years’ Eve, blaming supposed “antimaskers” for the effects of the coronavirus disease. “I have so much hate in my heart tonight. My sister, widowed by COVID, has Covid because of antimaskers,” Eichenwald claimed. “About 4,000 died today; GOP says nothing. [Republican Sen. Josh Hawley] & his ilk are working to harm America. I wish them & their loved ones all the pain & misery they inflicted on this country.” The discredited mainstream media lifestyle magazine figure would go on to speak of his desire...
  • English Catholic Church Vandalism by Man Complaining About ‘Parasitic Christians’

    01/01/2021 5:39:23 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Crux ^ | 12/31/20 | Charles Collins
    LEICESTER, United Kingdom – A Catholic Church in the English city of Leicester says it has experienced a “crime wave” after a series of incidents of vandalism. The Dominican-run church is located in the city’s downtown area and has historically been the center of Catholicism in Leicester. On Dec. 29, the windows of the church’s Lady chapel were smashed in the morning, and the suspect – who was later arrested by police – shouted verbal abuse at staff members. “Due to the verbal abuse which occurred when the male perpetrator was challenged, the police were called. To be fair to...
  • 1022: Medieval Europe’s first heresy executions

    12/28/2020 9:07:22 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 8 replies ^ | December 28, 2013 | Headsman
    The first documented executions of heretics in medieval Europe occurred on this date in 1022 in Orleans, when 13 or so were burned at Orleans. The French king at this time was Robert II, known to history as “Robert the Pious” because he was so violent with the sub-orthodox.* In addition to this date’s burnings, he’s noted for inciting anti-Jewish persecutions that in some places drove local Jewry to drown themselves fleeing pogroms. For those within Christianity, starting now, Robert’s Piety meant much tighter scrutiny of potentially deviant doctrines. Now, these were not the first-ever Christian-on-Christian heresy executions in the...
  • Pakistan - After 12 Years in Prison: A Christian Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for Blasphemy Acquitted on Appeal

    12/25/2020 5:29:13 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Agenzia Fides ^ | 12/15/20
    Lahore (Agenzia Fides) - Imran Masih, a 38-year-old Christian from Faisalabad, who was sentenced to life imprisonment for blasphemy, was acquitted on appeal today, December 15, before the Lahore Supreme Court. The court overturned the first instance sentence that sentenced him to life imprisonment in 2010. This is confirmed by the Catholic lawyer Khalil Tahir Sandhu, who defended Imran, like many other Pakistani Christians unjustly accused of blasphemy. "This is good news for justice, for Christians, for the country. We are happy for the positive outcome of the process which, ultimately recognizes freedom for an innocent person. But on the...
  • Congress May End Long Tradition of Not Convening on Sunday

    12/23/2020 7:52:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | December 23, 2020 | Terry Jeffrey
    Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the president pro tempore of the Senate and the longest-serving Republican in that body, sent out a tweet last week lamenting the imminent demise of an ancient and admirable Senate tradition. "US Senate has NEVER convened a Congress on Sunday out of respect," said Grassley. "Not once in 231 yrs," he said. Grassley went on to note that the Constitution calls for Congress to convene its new sessions on Jan. 3 each year but also allows Congress to enact a law changing that date. Historically, in those years when Jan. 3 fell on a Sunday,...
  • Faithful Chinese Bishop on the Run From Communists Highlights Vatican/China Deal Disaster

    12/01/2019 6:50:54 AM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/29/19 | Steven Mosher
    November 29, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Bishop Vincent Guo was supposed to be the poster child of a successful rapprochement between the Vatican and China, as well as a sign that the longstanding rift between the Underground Catholic church and its state-run counterpart had been healed. Instead, he is on the run from the Communist authorities. How did this happen? Until last year, Bishop Guo was the ordinary of the Diocese of Mindong, located in the southern province of Fujian. He was recognized by the Holy See, but not by the Party-State, which had imposed an unpopular—and unrecognized--Patriotic “bishop” by the...