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  • Vatican: Papal Honor for Pro-Abortion Politician Not a Sign of Support

    01/15/2018 8:34:28 PM PST · by annalex · 11 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | JAN. 15, 2018 | Edward Pentin
    (YouTube) Blogs  |  Jan. 15, 2018 Vatican: Papal Honor for Pro-Abortion Politician Not a Sign of Support In a statement, the Holy See Press Office says Dutch militant pro-abortion politician Lilianne Ploumen was given the ancient papal honor as ‘diplomatic practice’ for a visiting official head of state delegation to the Vatican.
  • Facebook Takes Down Christian Group’s Page, Calls Abortion Opposition “Hateful and Threatening”

    01/15/2018 5:55:39 PM PST · by marshmallow · 28 replies
    Life News ^ | 1/9/18 | Micaiah Bilger
    Facebook is facing more censorship and bias allegations from a Christian group that opposes abortion. The West Virginia-based ministry Warriors for Christ repeatedly has had its Facebook pages removed by the social media giant, according to the Christian Post. Its main page, which has more than 225,000 followers, was removed again last week, allegedly for “hateful, threatening or obscene” content. Ministry leader Pastor Rich Penkoski told the Post that they missed out on vital opportunities to help people as a result. “When Facebook pulled our page [for the first time], we were actually counseling with a young woman who was...
  • Christians in China Fear Persecution Will Get Worse After Authorities Bomb Evangelical Megachurch

    01/15/2018 6:29:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/15/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    An evangelical megachurch was destroyed by Chinese Communist authorities Tuesday in the country's northern Shanxi province, sparking fears among Christians that the persecution they suffer will soon get worse.China Aid said in an update Wednesday that Chinese military police detonated explosives inside Golden Lampstand Church in Linfen, destroying the $2.6 million house of worship, which was owned by the Christians who worshiped there.A demolition crew broke apart the remaining pieces of the church after the explosion with diggers and jackhammers.Lampstand's head Pastor, Yang Rongli, had previously spent seven years in prison on charges of assembling a large crowd to disturb traffic...
  • 2018 01 14 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Prophetic Mudslides"

    01/14/2018 4:49:37 PM PST · by Lera · 3 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 1/14/18 | John Haller
    From drought to deluge, fire and water, truth and deceit, the world is on the verge of impending collapse. Scripture tells us that the end days will come "like a flood" and we are certainly seeing the devastating effects of that type of onset in the tragic flooding and mudslides in California alone. As John so emphatically shares at the end of this message, we must be ready to meet the Lord face to face at any time. None of us know the time that God has allotted to us on this earth and as such, we must make certain...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – January 14th, 2018

    01/14/2018 4:44:14 PM PST · by Lera · 3 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | 1/14/18 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. addresses the false alarm of a North Korean ballistic missile threat to Hawaii.
  • Amir discusses recent developments in the Middle East, 1/13/18.

    01/13/2018 8:39:45 PM PST · by firebrand · 5 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Jan. 13, 2018 | Amir Tsarfati
    Amir tells of the recent attacks by Israel on Damascus. Also drone warfare by ISIS.Turkey becoming more aggressive, forming alliance with Sudan, in preparation for Ezekiel 38 war.This leads into some general comments about Christians who refuse to believe Biblical prophecy.Again, for those who are pressed for time, the important news begins at the 5-minute mark. The warnings about skepticism of prophecy are at the end.May many blessings come to those who believe God's prophetic Word.
  • Why Professing Christ Is Becoming A 'Hate Crime' In The West

    01/12/2018 11:20:11 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 21 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | Raymond Ibrahim
    What is the source of dhimmitude—which in many ways paralyzes responses to Islam—in the West? First a definition: “dhimmitude,” which was coined by the late Christian president of Lebanon, Bashir Gemayel, and popularized by writer Bat Ye’or, is a neologism based on the Arabic word, dhimmi—that is, a non-Muslim (generally a Christian or Jew) who falls under Islamic rule and, as a price for maintaining their religion, accepts an inferior social standing. Simply put, the dhimmi must know his or her place and never rock the boat, including by seeking equal rights with Muslims. While this is the classic and...
  • 5 Myths About Christianity

    01/12/2018 9:52:18 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 15 replies ^ | Jan 13, 2018 | Michael Foley
    As you may have gathered, many of the accusations against Christianity are based on the misconstruing of its teachings or its historical legacy. Fulton J. Sheen once observed that there are not “one hundred people in the United States who hate the Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they wrongly perceive the Catholic Church to be.’ What Sheen said over fifty years ago about the perception of Catholicism in America can now be said about Christianity in much of Western society today. 1. Biblical patriarchy is little more than a mask for men’s will to power.Christian teaching...
  • Miami Archbishop: Trump is “Archie Bunker Without the Charm”

    01/12/2018 6:13:51 PM PST · by marshmallow · 50 replies
    Crux ^ | 1/12/18 | Christopher White
    NEW YORK - President Donald Trump is “channeling Archie Bunker without the charm,” says Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami in response to Trump’s alleged comments that African nations are “sh*thole countries.” Trump’s remarks are said to have come during a Thursday meeting with lawmakers regarding DACA and immigration reform. Bunker is the popular 1970s sitcom character from the television show “All in the Family,” which often used bigoted remarks and salty language as a source of humor for the show. In an interview with Crux, Wenski said the president’s remarks were “disappointing” and likely came in an effort to assuage...
  • Three Churches Bombed Ahead of Papal Visit to Chile

    01/12/2018 6:10:16 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 1/12/18 | Staff Reporter
    A note said the next bomb would be 'in your cassock'Three Catholic churches in the Chilean capital have been bombed just days before Pope Francis begins his tour of the country. The perpetrators placed incendiary devices in all three churches in Santiago, and in one church left a direct threat to the Pope, saying the next bombs would be “in your cassock”. Chile’s outgoing president Michelle Bachelet said the events were “very strange, because it is not something that can be identified with one specific group”. She added: “What I’ve been told is that, for example, [when the Pope visited]...
  • Cath Cauc: Diocese threatens priest for sharing LifeSite article on diocese’s trans plan for school

    01/12/2018 3:35:14 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 11, 2018 | Lisa Bourne
    The vicar general for the Diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri, threatened a diocesan priest with “canonical rebuke” last June if the priest did not remove articles from LifeSiteNews and another outlet from his parish bulletin, saying they were inaccurate and slanderous. Father Joseph Corel, the vicar general, acknowledged in a voicemail to the priest that after “information about Hillary Clinton” appeared in the priest’s parish bulletin the diocese periodically monitors the bulletins. Father Corel took issue with two articles concerning the diocese’s controversial “Pastoral Process of Accompaniment and Dialogue” that were planned for the forthcoming bulletin. He directed Father...
  • Dr. S.M. Hutchens on Francis' Church

    01/12/2018 2:35:33 PM PST · by NRx · 7 replies
    via email | January 2018 | Dr. S. M. Hutchens
    Brethren: Since I am, after all, a senior editor of such a journal as Touchstone, I need to tell you some of my late thoughts on the Catholic Church. I sent a draft of these originally to Bill Tighe, who keeps me very supplied with links to Catholic sources. You may share this with whomever you please. // An interesting and unhappy feature of Francis's pontificate is that disciplinary decisions the history and logic of the papal office would seem to place in the popes' prerogative seem to be falling on the faithful, led by a minority of vocal bishops....
  • One in 12 Christians around the world is persecuted: 3,000 were killed (tr)

    01/11/2018 11:41:27 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 1 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | DAILYMAIL.COM REPORTER
    One in 12 Christians around the world are persecuted for their faith and are the target of violent attacks including rape, a shocking report has found. According to a study by Open Doors USA, an organization that studies Christian persecution, 215 million Christians live in areas with high levels of persecution worldwide. The report also goes on to state that over 3,000 Christians were killed and nearly 800 churches were damaged in the last year. 'The most significant findings were that Christian women are among the most violated in the world, in maybe a way that we haven't seen before,'...
  • Ancient Egyptian Monastery Closed and Christmas Canceled

    01/11/2018 5:56:57 PM PST · by marshmallow
    Jihad Watch ^ | 1/8/18 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Local authorities decided to close down the Saint Catherine Monastery in the Sinai Peninsula, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on January 5 and January 6, when Christmas church services are held according to the Coptic Orthodox calendar. The general directorate of tourist police further ordered all tourist companies not to lead tours to the historic monastery. Although the official reason for temporarily closing down the building and canceling Christmas is due to the establishment of a plan for the development of the surrounding area as befits a World Heritage Site, it is believed that the order came as a precautionary...
  • Losing the Language of Morality

    01/10/2018 11:31:52 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies ^ | Jan 11, 2018 | Laura Hollis
    We are failing our children and destroying our culture. The evidence is everywhere, and we're ignoring it. Exhibit A: YouTube sensation Logan Paul. Paul is a social media phenomenon; a 22-year-old millionaire and a high school dropout with millions of followers on his various channels and accounts. Already notorious for his asinine behavior and pranks, Paul stepped into a real minefield when a video he filmed while traveling in Japan showed the body of a man who had apparently just hanged himself. The outcry on social media and elsewhere was immediate and severe. Paul took the video down from his...
  • Phil Robertson Declares 'Open Season on Political Correctness'

    01/10/2018 11:26:11 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 6 replies ^ | Jan 10, 2018 | Jerry Newcombe
    I saw an ad recently for the new television program of Phil Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” fame. It airs on CRTV (the same network Mark Levin and Michelle Malkin appear on). It’s called “in the Woods with Phil,” and he’s “declaring open season on political correctness.” I did an interview with Phil Robertson a few months ago for my radio show, where he commented on a variety of issues from his unique perspective. Here is some of Robertson’s wisdom from that interview, on issues ranging from abortion to the true motive of the Las Vegas shooter; from President Trump to...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, January 11, 2018 [prayer]

    01/10/2018 11:04:25 PM PST · by Albion Wilde · 25 replies
    January 11, 2018 | FR prayer intercessors
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. —1 John 5:14 Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer and in blessing our Lord and Savior..
  • More Than Half of Displaced Iraqis Return to Their Homes, Many of Them Destroyed

    01/10/2018 5:12:05 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Straits-Times ^ | 1/4/18 | AFP
    BAGHDAD (AFP) - More than half of the Iraqis displaced by conflict to other parts of the country have returned to their homes, the UN migration agency said on Thursday (Jan 4). At the end of December, more than 3.2 million displaced Iraqis had gone home while 2.6 millions still lived away, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said. Iraqi forces have regained large swathes of the country from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group since the militants seized them in 2014, sending tens of thousands running for their lives. In December, Baghdad declared victory over ISIS...
  • Iraq’s Mar Behnam Monastery: Rebuilding What ISIS Could Not Destroy

    01/10/2018 5:06:44 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Aletaia ^ | 1/8/18 | Maxime Dalle
    For centuries, Catholic Syriac monks have been the faithful guardians of the tomb of Mar Behnam, a symbolic site for Christian prayer and pilgrimages, situated between Mosul and Erbil. For over 1,700 years Christians have been the indisputable sons of Iraq. Contrary to the wild imaginings of ISIS, their presence largely preceded the Islamic conquest. Christians, who were evangelized very early on by St. Thomas, set about forming a church straight away. One of these early Christians was Mar Behnam, a legendary saint who was one of the first Assyrian princes to convert to Christ. He initiated his people in...
  • Relevant Radio Purging Orthodox Catholics

    01/10/2018 5:00:08 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 1/5/18 | Christine Niles
    "Terry and Jesse Show" latest to get axedDETROIT ( - A spate of orthodox Catholic programming is being ditched by Relevant Radio. After Mother Miriam was let go in November and Catholic Answers Live was dropped on New Year's Day, an internal email sent Friday announced the station was also ditching "The Terry and Jesse Show," known for its blunt, no-holds-barred approach to the Faith. Hosted by Terry Barber and Jesse Romero, the show aired from 8–9 p.m. ET each weekday, running for 11 years on Immaculate Heart Radio before the station was bought out by Relevant Radio last year....