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  • Kontum Bishop Emeritus Slams Cybersecurity Law as...Catholics Take to Streets [Vietnam]

    06/20/2018 6:34:16 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 6/18/18 | JB an Dang
    Mgr Michael Hoàng Đức Oanh tells President Trần Đại Quang to respect the popular will in the name of social harmony. People carry Vatican flags and banners saying "No leasing land to Chinese communists for even one day” and “Cybersecurity law kills freedom”. Last week’s demonstrations ended with thousands of arrests across the country. Now the government threatens even greater repression.Hanoi (AsiaNews) – Mgr Michael Hoàng Đức Oanh, bishop emeritus of Kontum, slammed President Trần Đại Quang for approving new restrictions on Internet use. The prelate calls on the authorities to respect the will of the people and the rights...
  • Cardinal Brandmller Questions Francis Claim Not to Have Received the Dubia Before Publication

    06/20/2018 6:25:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    OnePeter5 ^ | 6/20/18 | Maike Hickson
    Today, on 20 June, Reuters published a new interview with Pope Francis. Although the interview is making headlines because of the Popes criticism of President Donald Trumps immigration policy, it also contains another controversial assertion: the pope surprisingly now claims that he only heard about the Dubia (concerning his document Amoris Laetitia) from the newspapers a claim that Dubia cardinal Walter Brandmller has now questioned in comments to OnePeterFive. From the text of the interview: The pope also commented on internal criticism of his papacy by conservatives, led by American Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke.In 2016, Burke and three other...
  • Chris Pratt Talks God in MTV Awards Speech: 'God Is Real and Loves You; Grace Was Paid For'

    06/20/2018 5:41:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/19/2018 | Jeannie Law
    "Jurassic World" actor Chris Pratt accepted the Generation Award at this year's MTV Movie & TV Awards which aired Monday night and used the platform to share nine points of advice that were humorous and offered strong Christian guidance. Pratt, 38, was introduced to the stage by two of his co-stars, Bryce Dallas Howard ("Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom") and Aubrey Plaza ("Parks and Recreation"). Pratt first honored his family and said that while they didn't have a lot growing up, they always enjoyed being together. "This being the Generation Award, I'm going to cut to the chase and I'm going...
  • Amir on new developments in Syria, Trump peace plan, June 19

    06/19/2018 9:48:29 PM PDT · by firebrand · 1 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | June 19, 2018 | Amir Tsarfati
    After a brief description of Amir's trip to Romania, where he was at the time of the broadcast, we are given some common sense on the Rapture (a question that many had asked him).Then comes an update on new threats to Israel around Daraa, where the original uprising in Syria started. Hezbollah forcing Syrian soldiers to go south to fight and shooting those who disobey. Although Israel promised Russia they would keep everything as quite as possible during the World Cup, "the next 24 to 48 hours will be very interesting," as Israel cannot allow such long-range capability so close...
  • Church Forced to Remove Anger Provoking Billboards Declaring America is a Christian Nation

    06/19/2018 7:04:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 56 replies
    The Stream ^ | 6/19/18 | Todd Starnes
    Billboards promoting a celebration of faith and freedom at the First Baptist Church in Dallas were removed after complaints from Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and the Dallas Morning News. The patriotic billboard campaign included the title of the sermon Dr. Robert Jeffress planned to deliver on June 24 America is a Christian Nation.We were told by the billboard company that the message was divisive, Jeffress told the Todd Starnes Radio Show. The sermon title was inspired by a comments made by Supreme Court Justices John Jay and David Josiah Brewer both of whom described America as a Christian...
  • Is Pope Francis the Last Hope for Life and Family in Argentina? [Cath Cauc]

    06/19/2018 4:26:56 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 15 replies
    thatthebonesyouhavecrushedmaythrill.blogspot.com ^ | June 18, 2018 | Laurence England
    Laurence England at "The Bones" blog writes: A source in Argentina has provided me with some perceptive observations on the recent intervention from Pope Francis timed - to many commentator's bewilderment - after the recent vote in Ireland and the more recent parliamentary vote in Argentina on liberalising abortion laws in these respective countries. Perhaps unsurprisingly, 'our man in Argentina' places the sudden papal defence of the unborn in the light of politics surrounding the bill approved at the Deputies House and is about to be voted in the Argentinian Senate. A Little History of Argentinian Politics Firstly, a brief...
  • Sleazy Sex Games and Dirty Politics in the Southern Baptist Convention

    06/19/2018 7:48:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/19/2018 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    Ross Douthat published a column late last May with the imperious title "The Baptist Apocalypse." Rather than prophetic piece, this seems to have served as a guidebook. Following Douthat's column, a new coterie swept into power in the Southern Baptist Convention during its annual meeting in Dallas (June 12-13). The apocalypse Douthat predicted did not lead to the coming of a lord and savior. What the Baptists got was a changing of the guard. The old guard was white, male, conservative, Southern, and charming. The new guard is white, male, conservative, Southern, and cold. I have interacted with both groups....
  • Australian Priests Willing to Go to Jail Rather than Break Seal of Confessional

    06/18/2018 6:27:42 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 6/18/18 | Staff Reporter
    'When the state tries to intervene on our religious freedom, undermine the essence of what it means to be a Catholic, we will resist'South Australian priests have said that they would rather go to jail than break the seal of the confessional to report child abuse. South Australia has passed laws extending mandatory reporting to priests notified of paedophilic actions, even if it would require them to break the seal of confession. After a recommendation from the Royal Commission, other states are considering enforcing the law as well. However, many priests are rejecting this idea, stating they will not do...
  • FLA Appeals Court Upholds Priest's Objections To Testifying About Statements Made In Confessional

    06/18/2018 6:24:12 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    In Ronchi v. State of Florida, (FL App., June 15, 2018), a Florida state appellate court held that it would violate Florida's Religious Freedom Restoration Act to require a Catholic priest, Fr. Vincenzo Ronchi, to testify about a sex abuse victim's statements made during a confession, even though the victim had waived the priest-penitent privilege. The alleged abuse occurred when the victim was 7 and 13. She was 18 when the trial of her abuser was to take place. In quashing the trial court's order that the priest testify, the appellate court said in part: .. [I]f Ronchi complies with...
  • Judge Blasts Peaceful Pro-Lifers as Dangerous, Jails Them 45 Days

    06/18/2018 6:19:53 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/14/18 | Lianne Laurence
    WEST BLOOMFIELD, Michigan, June 14, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) A Michigan judge sentenced two pro-life advocates to 45 days in jail on Thursday. Monica Migliorino Miller, executive director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, and Will Goodman were arrested June 1 outside the Womens Center of Michigan, run by abortionist Jacob Kalo at 6765 Orchard Lake Road in West Bloomfield county. They were charged with breaching 48th District Court Judge Marc Barrons probation order to not go within 500 feet of any abortion center in the United States. Barron told the two Thursday they were anarchists who followed their own laws,...
  • Gay couples cant make real families; abortions are like the Holocaust PinkNews Reports on Francis

    06/18/2018 4:56:44 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 18 replies
    pinknews.co.uk ^ | June 17, 2018 | Josh Jackman, PinkNews
    (Note that this is from the point of view of a LGBT publication in the U.K.) Pope Francis has condemned same-sex parents and abortion in a series of scathing comments. It had been hoped that the Pope was in the process of softening the Catholic Churchs position on LGBT rights, particularly as it was just last month that he told Juan Carlos Cruz, a gay survivor of sexual abuse by a prominent Chilean priest: God made you like this and loves you like this and I dont care. However, during unscripted remarks at Forum delle Famiglie, an Italian group for...
  • Tim Tebow 'Sad' About Rumor That 'Tebowing' Was Abortion Protest, Like NFL Anthem Protests

    06/18/2018 9:37:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/18/2018 | Jeannie Law
    Former NFL quarterback turned Minor League Baseball player Tim Tebow spoke out against a viral post that's been circulating on social media which accused him of "Tebowing" for political protest.Tebow said it was "disappointing" and "a little bit sad" that people are misrepresenting his famous pose to add fuel to political protest."Let's not forget about Tim Tebow, the NFL quarterback that kneeled in protest of abortion during the National Anthem in 2012," a post shared by rapper T.I. which has since went viralread in part.The post compared Tebow to Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco quarterback who knelt during the national...
  • Vatican to Host Conference on Migration, Xenophobia, and Politically Motivated Populism

    06/17/2018 4:46:58 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/16/18 | Thomas D. Williams
    The World Council of Churches (WCC) has announced a joint venture with the Vatican to co-host a meeting next September on migration, xenophobia, and politically motivated populism. The WCC said it is partnering with the Vatican department for Promoting Integral Human Development in preparing the conference to be held September 17-20 as part of ongoing work toward peace-building and migration. The General of the WCC, Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, said the meeting would be a very useful and significant workshop to dig a bit deeper into the problems of xenophobia as an expression of populism, as well as its links...
  • Vatican Official Explains Why Cardinal Parolin Attended Bilderberg Meeting

    06/17/2018 4:42:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 6/15/18 | Ed Pentin
    After much deliberation, the Vatican Secretary of State decided to take part in order to convey Catholic social teaching to those who would not otherwise hear it.Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, accepted an invitation to address the controversial and secretive Bilderberg Meeting earlier this month in order to take the teaching of the Church to a group who would not otherwise hear it, a Vatican official has told the Register. The Vatican official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Italian organizers of the visit were persistent in extending an invitation to the most senior Vatican...
  • 84,000 Signatures Gathered for Revival of Moscow Monastery Destroyed by Communists

    06/17/2018 4:39:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 6/14/18
    The community of the Moscow Strastnoy (Passion) Monastery held a festive prayer meeting at Pushkin Square on Tuesday, and a procession around the historical territory of the Strastnoy Monastery, destroyed by the atheist soviets in 1937. The event was dedicated to the 360th anniversary of the founding of the holy monastery, for the restoration of which Orthodox activists have gathered more than 84,000 signatures, reports the Synodal Department for Monasteries and Monasticism of the Russian Orthodox Church. A festive moleben was celebrated by the rector of the Church of the Dormition of the Mother of God at Putinki in Moscow...
  • Dont Let Your To-Do List Make You Miss Being a Dad

    06/17/2018 1:00:35 PM PDT · by Salvation · 18 replies
    CE.com ^ | 06-16-18 | Wesley Wolfe
    June 10, 2018Dont Let Your To-Do List Make You Miss Being a DadWesley Wolfe In a technological world of instant gratification, it has become very difficult to be patient for anything to come full circle, whether its personal goals or products arriving in the mail. The patient man or woman is usually a simple man or woman with the ability to understand the beauty of the process; not just the outcome.I am not patient.It doesnt matter what were talking about, but theres a good chance I dont have the patience for it. I like things to be completed so...
  • Australian Archbishop Defies Confessional Reporting Law

    06/16/2018 6:13:55 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 33 replies
    The Stream ^ | 6/16/18 | Joshua Gill
    The acting Archbishop of Adelaide declared that the Catholic Church refuses to uphold a new law that would force priests to break the seal of confession. Greg OKelly, acting archbishop of Adelaide in Australia, said that the law cannot change the sanctity of the confessional and church law absolutely forbids any priest from violating the confidential nature of confession, according to The Guardian. The law, which goes into effect in October, compels religious ministers to report any confessed child abuser or face fines and prosecution. The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) passed the law in 2017, but OKelly said the church...
  • I saw a Tsunami hit the United States

    06/16/2018 8:24:30 AM PDT · by The Truth Will Make You Free · 164 replies
    Destiny Encounters International ^ | 6/7/18 | Charlie Shamp
    I heard the Lord speak, I have extended an olive branch of peace to the United States of America and will extend Donald Trumps presidency into a second term by the power of my right hand. What I have done in the White House will happen with every branch of Government in the United States for I will pull out corruption and plant trees of righteousness that will bear much fruit. Even now the ax is laid to the root of these corrupt trees. Every tree which does not bear good fruit will be cut down, pulled out and thrown...
  • Former London Convent Now an Abortuary

    06/15/2018 6:59:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/12/18 | K.V. Turley
    TWICKENHAM, England, June 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) -- There is a large house on the southwestern outskirts of London. It is an impressive building set back from the road and towering over those who stand in front of it or those who enter. Today, it is an abortion center run by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service. This house, in a residential quarter of suburban London, is yet another monument to Britains culture of death. It was not always so. At one time, this building was a convent run by a Catholic order of nuns, the Daughters of the Immaculate. In the...
  • Irish PM Says Catholic Hospitals Will Be Forced to Abort Children

    06/15/2018 6:34:46 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 10 replies
    http://www.ncregister.com ^ | June 14, 2018 | Joan Desmond
    Just weeks after a lopsided, groundbreaking vote struck down Irelands constitutional ban on legal abortion, the countrys Taoiseach signaled the broader moral and legal implications of this sea change in a once deeply Catholic nation. It will not be possible for publicly funded hospitals, no matter who their patron or owner is, Leo Varadkar told the Dil, to opt out of providing these necessary services which will be legal in this state once this legislation is passed by the Dil [the lower house of the Irish legislature] and Seanad [senate]. Britains Catholic Herald reported today that two large hospitals...