Ministry/Outreach (Religion)

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  • How Can You Share the Gospel with Muslims?

    09/22/2018 12:54:34 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 41 replies
    Billy Graham Evangelistic Assoc. ^ | Sep 2016 | Tiffany Jothen
    “I will be so happy if my Lord Jesus Christ accepts me as one of His followers. Is it possible if I was born a Muslim?” That’s a question from a man in the Middle East who reached out to BGEA’s internet evangelism ministry, Search for Jesus, after hearing about Christ through Christian friends. Search for Jesus has over 500 trained volunteers ready to respond to online visitors with the hope of the Gospel. Two of those volunteers, Brian and Kimberly of North Carolina, spent years as missionaries to Muslims in Southeast Asia and now answer emails from Muslims around...
  • Address by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk on the Future of Christianity in Europe

    09/21/2018 5:12:53 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    On 18 September 2018, in Lisbon, A Junção do Bem Foundation organized a reception in honour of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, who is currently on a visit to Portugal. After the reception Metropolitan Hilarion delivered an address on the Future of Christianity in Europe.Ladies and gentlemen, I extend my greetings to all of the conference participants. I am pleased today to be among you and have the opportunity of exchanging opinions on issues which have great significance for the Christian view of the world. One of the global problems is...
  • Some Cry ‘Scandal’ to Cover Their Own Failings, Pope Says

    09/21/2018 6:47:41 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 9/20/18 | Cindy Wooden
    Hypocrites call out scandal to make themselves seem pure, the Pope saidWhile God’s holy church is made up of sinners, it also has its share of hypocrites who love to cry “scandal” to point out the failings of others and make themselves appear pure, Pope Francis said at morning Mass. “The devil doesn’t have anything to do with repentant sinners because they look to God and say, ‘Lord, I’m a sinner. Help me,’ and the devil is impotent,” the Pope said during Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae on Thursday. “But with the hypocrites he is strong,” Pope Francis said....
  • Church of England Should Avoid Only Calling God 'He', Bishop Says

    09/21/2018 6:36:43 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9/16/18 | Olivia Rudgard
    The Church of England should avoid only calling God "he", a bishop has said, as a survey found that young Christians think God is male. Research by YouGov found that almost half of 18-24 year-old Christians believed God to be male, with just one in three over-65s believing the same. The Rt Revd Rachel Treweek, bishop of Gloucester, the Church of England's first female diocesan bishop, said: "I don't want young girls or young boys to hear us constantly refer to God as he," adding that it was important to be "mindful of our language". She raised concerns that non-Christians...
  • Dean Defends [Anglican] Cathedral Screening Films with Graphic Sex Scenes and Paganism [UK]

    09/20/2018 5:07:30 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    ITV ^ | 8/20/18
    A cathedral is pressing ahead with plans to show two “not for the faint-hearted” horror films and Monty Python’s Life of Brian on an inflatable big screen – despite opposition from some church wardens. The Dean of Derby, The Very Reverend Dr Stephen Hance, said the decision to host the city’s QUAD cinema’s Fright Club and other films in the nave would not compromise the cathedral’s holiness. Critics of the plans have claimed 1970s classics The Wicker Man and Don’t Look Now are inappropriate for a place-of-worship because of a graphic nude sex scene and themes of paganism. Other films...
  • Amir Tsarfati explains Monday nights strike on a Russian plane in Syria

    09/20/2018 2:19:00 AM PDT · by firebrand · 10 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Sept. 19, 2018 | Amir Tsarfati
    Amir had a partly erroneous video up earlier on Wednesday, which he has now taken down. The knowledge that he had at that time was partly wrong. This video is the situation according to more recent knowledge. The situation is quite serious in the Middle East right now. Everyone is trying hard to stay polite and calm, including Russia, but the situation has changed somewhat in the past few days. It's probably a good time to pray for Israel and for the Middle East in general and for the world. God is in charge, so never fear. Thank you for...
  • Reparation: Bishop Morlino Calls for Ember Days Prayer & Fasting

    09/19/2018 7:12:40 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Roman Catholic Man ^ | 9/14/18 | Fr. Richard Heilman
    In a letter written by Bishop Robert C. Morlino to the people of the Diocese of Madison regarding the ongoing sexual abuse scandal in the Church, he called all within the diocese to intensify their prayer and fasting for purification from this heinous sin. Masses of reparation are being held throughout the diocese on September 14, the Feast of the Holy Cross. Bishop Morlino will preside at the 12 noon Mass on Friday, Sept. 14, in the chapel at Holy Name Heights. The bishop also invited people to observe the Autumn Ember Days (September 19, 21, and 22) “as days...
  • 109-Year-Old Veteran and His Secrets to Life Will Make You Smil

    09/18/2018 10:21:23 AM PDT · by Robert DeLong · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 5, 2017 | National Geographic
    They don't seem to be making them like this anymore.
  • Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory Invites Homosexualist Fr. James Martin to Speak

    09/17/2018 5:02:05 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/14/18 | Stephen Wynne
    ATLANTA (ChurchMilitant.com) - Celebrity Jesuit Fr. James Martin is heading to Georgia, courtesy of pro-gay Abp. Wilton Gregory of Atlanta, Georgia. On Friday, Martin announced on Twitter that Abp. Gregory has invited him to speak in October at two Atlanta-area locations. "Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta has graciously invited me to his archdiocese to speak," Martin tweeted, "so I will be speaking at St. Thomas More Parish (the Jesuit parish) on Sat. Oct 20 and at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on the morning of Sun. Oct 21." Gregory's personal invitation comes as no surprise to faithful Catholics, as...
  • Monks of Tibhirine to be Beatified in Algeria in December

    09/17/2018 4:51:21 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 9/14/18 | Staff Reporter
    Cardinal Becciu will preside over the ceremony of the feast of the Immaculate ConceptionA bishop, seven Trappist monks and 11 other religious men and women killed by extremists in Algeria in the 1990s will be beatified on December 8, according to the Algerian bishops. Mgr Pierre Claverie and Companions will be beatified during a ceremony at the Basilica of Santa Cruz in the Algerian city of Oran on the feast of the Immaculate Conception. Cardinal Giovanni Becciu, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, will represent Pope Francis ceremony. The Algerian bishops described the event as a “great...
  • Mrs. Don-o to Bishop (Amazing Grace, How Tweet the Sound) Volume TWO

    09/17/2018 6:58:49 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 9 replies
    Mrs Don-o's Own Brain | September 17, 2018 | Mrs Don-o
    Here's another collection of my tweets to my Bishop, mostly about --- what shall we call it? --- The Situation. These won't all be recyclable, but I hope some of them will. Feel free to use any of them. It's just tiny way, I suppose, to offer filial correction or support. We must obey God, not men --- as our first Pope, St. Peter said. God bless Bishop Strickland. Abp Vigano had the courage to speak up clearly and pay up personally. Let the Pope answer Vigano's Testimony if he can. The silence -- Omerta --- is not going to...
  • A Remarkable Thing Just Happened in Liverpool, England

    09/16/2018 5:20:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 9/12/18 | KV Turley
    Sunday’s event was the largest Catholic procession in England since Pope St. John Paul II's visit to Britain in 1982. Last Sunday through the rain they walked. Approximately 10,000 people gathered for the largest Catholic procession in England since Pope John Paul II's visit to Britain in 1982. This was the culminating act of the 2018 Eucharistic Congress then taking place in Liverpool. This was a Eucharistic procession with a difference though. On English streets it was a very public act of worship — an act of faith in the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ. The procession comes...
  • C of E: Rainbow Revolution Progresses as Bishop of Taunton Announced as Celebrant at Cathedral LGBT

    09/16/2018 5:12:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Anglican Mainstream ^ | 9/11/18 | Andrew Symes
    Wells Cathedral in Somerset is the latest to show its allegiance to the cause of LGBT ‘radical inclusion’. The What’s On section of its website advertises a “Rainbow Church Eucharist”, under the banner of a stylized rainbow coloured cross: ‘Rainbow Church’ is a new grouping being established in Bath and Wells diocese, with a view to promoting greater inclusion for gay people. ‘Rainbow Church’ will launch their new initiative with a Eucharist at Wells Cathedral on Saturday 22nd September at 11 am. The Bishop of Taunton will preside, and the speaker is Jayne Ozanne, a well known author and activist....
  • Mrs. Don-o's Tweets to Her Bishop (Amazing Grace, How Tweet the Sound) Volume One

    09/16/2018 8:21:50 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 15 replies
    Mrs. Don-o's Own Brain | September 16, 2018 | Mrs. Don-o
    It just occurred to me that I should share all my tweets to my Bishop on FR too, so FReeper Catholics can tweet them to your bishops as well. I am not much of a social media maven, but if 60 million Catholics do the little we can -- well, you know how this gospel works: you give your 2 little fishes and 5 barley buns, and the Lord will multiply it out. So here, please free free to use my hand-crafted artisanal right-sized tweets to my bishop over the past couple weeks: Speaking of "news": USCCB statement saying that...
  • Pope Francis Doubles Down: Bishops’ Accusers Are Like Satan, ‘the Great Accuser’

    09/14/2018 4:43:15 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/13/18 | Thomas D. Williams
    Pope Francis has doubled down in his insistence that accusations and cries for justice and accountability are fruit of a diabolical spirit, saying Thursday that the only legitimate accusation is against oneself. Before his meeting with the leadership of the U.S. Bishops Conference Thursday to discuss recent allegations of serious mishandling of clerical sex abuse reaching up to the pontiff himself, the pope used his homily at morning Mass to once again condemn accusers as allies of the devil. Not accusing others “goes against the spirit of the world,” the pope told his small congregation in the chapel of his...
  • Beijing Bans Online Evangelization

    09/12/2018 6:35:06 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 9/11/18 | Bernardo Cervellara
    As of yesterday there are "New measures" for the control of online religious activities. Live streaming of religious ceremonies banned, as well as prayers, preaching and burning of incense. Permission required to set up religious websites that must be 'morally healthy and politically reliable'. Conversions banned as well as the dissemination of religious material. But the religious awakening in China is now unstoppable.Rome (AsiaNews) - From now on, all online evangelization is forbidden. The state administration for religious affairs yesterday issued rules on religious activities via the internet that forbid the streaming of religious ceremonies (live on the internet), including...
  • Pope Convokes World-Wide Meeting of Bishops on Abuse Crisis

    09/12/2018 6:20:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 9/12/18 | Hannah Brockhaus/CNA
    All the presidents of the world's bishops conferences will meet in February 2019Pope Francis has called for all the presidents of the Catholic bishops’ conferences of the world to meet at the Vatican in February to discuss the issue of sexual abuse of minors. A statement from the pope’s cardinal advisory board Sept. 12 said, “The Holy Father Francis, hearing the Council of Cardinals, decided to convene a meeting with the Presidents of the Bishops Conferences of the Catholic Church on the theme of ‘protection of minors.’” The summit will take place at the Vatican Feb. 21-24, 2019. According to...
  • The Amazing Conversion of Death Row Inmate Claude Newman

    09/12/2018 8:04:19 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 9 replies
    http://www.ncregister.com ^ | August 8, 2016 | Angelo Stagnaro
    I had heard of the story of a death row inmate who had converted to Christ's Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church after having experienced a Marian apparition but, frankly, you hear about these stories all the time and they turn out to be little more than pious tales rather than historically accurate accounts. Having spoken with Fr. Malcolm O'Leary, the pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Vicksburg, Mississippi, I'm convinced that—though there are some cloudier details—the greater, most important aspects of the story are credible. In other words, there's more truth than myth in the tale and the few...
  • Illinois Priest Removed for Homosexual Porn, Misappropriating $29,000

    09/10/2018 7:03:47 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 9/8/18 | Joseph Hanneman
    An Illinois priest accused of patronizing a male prostitute in the 1990s and misappropriating $40,000 from a parish in 2005 has now been removed from ministry for “immoral activity” that could involve child pornography, and allegedly misspending up to $29,000 at two parishes he oversaw in the Diocese of Springfield. The Rev. Barry J. Harmon, 55, was removed from ministry and will apply for laicization, Springfield Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki wrote in a Sept. 5 email to diocesan priests. Harmon has agreed to make restitution for the misappropriated funds, Paprocki said. Harmon was initially placed on medical leave Oct. 30,...
  • Robert Spencer-"Jesus Was A Muslim"

    09/09/2018 11:25:47 AM PDT · by OddLane · 47 replies
    Call To Holiness ^ | Robert Spencer
    Robert Spencer explains why Muslims labor under false beliefs about the Gospel, and why it's so difficult to witness to them.