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Moral Issues (Religion)

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  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 24 [Prayer and Meditation]

    06/24/2018 6:44:43 AM PDT · by OneVike · 1 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 24 (NKJV)Do Not Envy Evil Men 01 Do not be envious of evil men, 00 Nor desire to be with them; 02 For their heart devises violence, 00 And their lips talk of troublemaking. 03 Through wisdom a house is built, 00 And by understanding it is established; 04 By knowledge the rooms are filled 00 With all precious and pleasant riches. 05 A wise man is strong, 00 Yes, a man of knowledge increases strength; 06 For by wise counsel you will wage your own war, 00 And in a multitude of counselors there is safety. 07...
  • The Problem of Profanity

    06/23/2018 11:11:19 AM PDT · by NRx · 11 replies
    Fr. Ted's Blog ^ | 06-19-2018 | Fr. Ted Bobosh
    And the tongue is a fire. The tongue is an unrighteous world among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the cycle of nature, and set on fire by hell.  For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by humankind, but no human being can tame the tongue—a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brethren,...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 23 [Prayer and Meditation]

    06/23/2018 6:46:20 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb A Day, Proverb 23 [Prayer and Meditation] Key words: Proverb A Day, Christ, God, Bible Proverb 23 (NKJV) Listen to Your Father 01 When you sit down to eat with a ruler, 00 Consider carefully what is before you; 02 And put a knife to your throat 00 If you are a man given to appetite. 03 Do not desire his delicacies, 00 For they are deceptive food. 04 Do not overwork to be rich; 00 Because of your own understanding, cease! 05 Will you set your eyes on that which is not? 00 For riches certainly make themselves...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 22 [Prayer and Meditation]

    06/22/2018 6:48:48 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 22 (NKJV) The Value of a Good Name 01 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, 00 Loving favor rather than silver and gold. 02 The rich and the poor have this in common, 00 The LORD is the maker of them all. 03 A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, 00 But the simple pass on and are punished. 04 By humility and the fear of the LORD 00 Are riches and honor and life. 05 Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse; 00 He who guards his soul...
  • Bishop suggests excommunication for Catholics implementing border enforcement

    06/21/2018 6:41:20 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 88 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | June 21, 2018 | Deal Hudson
    (Newsmax) – Last week, Bishop Edward Weisenburger of Tucson called upon his fellow bishops to issue a "prophetic statement" on immigration that would support "canonical penalties for Catholics who are involved" in implementing President Trump's immigration policy. Why would the thought of excommunication even enter the mind of Bishop Weisenburger? Does he mean to say that any Catholic Border Patrol Agent or ICE Officers enforcing the law are "obstinately preserving in manifest grave sin"? If so, what is the "grave sin" that meets the criterion of excommunication according to Canon 915? The 19,500 employees of the U. S. Border...
  • Critics of World Meeting of Families Plan Parallel Conference in Dublin

    06/21/2018 5:45:34 PM PDT · by marshmallow
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 6/18/18 | Kathy Schiffer
    Alternative Conference Will Run Concurrently, Defend Church's Teaching on Sexuality Two months before the Vatican-backed World Meeting of Families convenes in Dublin this August, an Irish organization has announced an alternative conference on families which will be held at the same time in nearby Ballsbridge. The two-day alternative conference, titled the Conference of Catholic Families, is sponsored by the Lumen Fidei Institute. The alternate conference will feature noted Catholic speakers including Kazakhstani Bishop Athanasius Schneider; Fr. Thomas Weinandy, a member of the Vatican's International Theological Commission; Dr. Robert Royal, founder and president of the Faith & Reason Institute; and Dr....
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 21 [Prayer and Meditation]

    06/21/2018 6:37:28 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Key words: Proverb 21 (NKJV) The LORD Considers the Heart 01 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, 00 Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes. 02 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, 00 But the LORD weighs the hearts. 03 To do righteousness and justice 00 Is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. 04 A haughty look, a proud heart, 00 And the plowing of the wicked are sin. 05 The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, 00 But those of everyone who is...
  • Questions on Sexuality Loom Large Ahead of Youth Synod

    06/20/2018 6:28:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 6/19/18 | Elise Harris
    The working document for the Oct. 3-28 Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith and the Discernment of Vocation was published June 19, and includes contributions from both young people themselves, and bishops’ conferences.VATICAN CITY — According to the official working document for the upcoming synod of bishops on youth, the major questions for young people ahead of the October discussion surround issues of sexuality and gender, the role of women and the desire for a Church that knows how to listen. The instrumentum laboris (in Italian) for the Oct. 3-28 Synod of Bishops on “Young People, the Faith...
  • Jeff Sessions and Romans 13: Should Christians Always Obey the Government?

    06/20/2018 5:51:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/19/2018 | Jim Denison
    I don't remember the last time a biblical citation generated so many headlines. Last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions sought to defend the Trump administration's immigration policies, especially with regard to separating families. At one point, he stated, "I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13 to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained the government for his purposes." His citation set off a firestorm of debate in the culture and among Christians. My purpose today is not to discuss the multitude of ways Romans 13 has been...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 19 [Prayer and Meditation]

    06/20/2018 6:29:15 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 19 (NKJV) The Fear of the Lord Leads to Life 01 Better is the poor who walks in his integrity 00 Than one who is perverse in his lips, and is a fool. 02 Also it is not good for a soul to be without knowledge, 00 And he sins who hastens with his feet. 03 The foolishness of a man twists his way, 00 And his heart frets against the LORD. 04 Wealth makes many friends, 00 But the poor is separated from his friend. 05 A false witness will not go unpunished, 00 And he who...
  • Canada’s Top Court ‘Obliterated’ Religious Rights in Ruling Against Christian University: Critics

    06/19/2018 6:51:53 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/15/18 | Lianne Laurence
    OTTAWA, June 15, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The Supreme Court decision favoring LGBTQ “rights” over a Christian college’s freedom to uphold Christian moral standards is an outright attack on religious freedom, said a number of critics. In a pair of 7-2 decisions (here and here), the top court ruled it was “proportionate and reasonable” for the law societies of British Columbia and Ontario to refuse accreditation to graduates of Trinity Western University (TWU) proposed law school because the Christian college’s Community Covenant discriminates against and reportedly harms LGBTQ people. TWU, a Langley, British Columbia-based private Christian college associated with the Evangelical...
  • 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...
  • Canada's Supreme Court Rules Against the Bible (Choose between biblical standards and accreditation)

    06/19/2018 8:03:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/19/2018 | Michael Brown
    In a ruling that is sure to send shock waves through the nation, Canada's Supreme Court ruled 7-2 against Trinity Western University's (TWU) Law School. In effect, what the court declared is that universities must choose between biblical standards and accreditation. Put another way, the court ruled that Christianity and higher education are incompatible. I am not exaggerating in the least. Here's a brief summary of the case for those who are not familiar with it. Trinity Western is a Christian university that requires its students and faculty to live by basic Christian standards. This means that to be a...
  • Sleazy Sex Games and Dirty Politics in the Southern Baptist Convention

    06/19/2018 7:48:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 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....
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 19 [Prayer and Meditation]

    06/19/2018 6:24:07 AM PDT · by OneVike · 4 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 19 (NKJV) The Fear of the Lord Leads to Life 01 Better is the poor who walks in his integrity 00 Than one who is perverse in his lips, and is a fool. 02 Also it is not good for a soul to be without knowledge, 00 And he sins who hastens with his feet. 03 The foolishness of a man twists his way, 00 And his heart frets against the LORD. 04 Wealth makes many friends, 00 But the poor is separated from his friend. 05 A false witness will not go unpunished, 00 And he who...
  • FLA Appeals Court Upholds Priest's Objections To Testifying About Statements Made In Confessional

    06/18/2018 6:24:12 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 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 Women’s 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 Barron’s 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 can’t 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 Church’s 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 don’t care.” However, during unscripted remarks at Forum delle Famiglie, an Italian group for...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 18 [Prayer and Meditation]

    06/18/2018 6:47:00 AM PDT · by OneVike · 5 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 18 (NKJV) The Name of the LORD Is a Strong Tower 01 A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire; 00 He rages against all wise judgment. 02 A fool has no delight in understanding, 00 But in expressing his own heart. 03 When the wicked comes, contempt comes also; 00 And with dishonor comes reproach. 04 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; 00 The wellspring of wisdom is a flowing brook. 05 It is not good to show partiality to the wicked, 00 Or to overthrow the righteous in judgment. 06 A fool's...
  • Medical Professional Revolt Anticipated as Ireland Prepares to Force Abortion Compliance

    06/17/2018 4:33:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/15/18 | SPUC
    June 15, 2018 (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children) – Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has insisted that doctors will be forced to refer women for abortions when legislation is introduced following the repeal of the Eighth Amendment. The remarks came after the National Association of GPs (NAGP) passed a motion that the body should "advocate for conscientious objection, without obligation to refer". Motions were also passed to call on the Health minister to ensure an "opt-in" provision for doctors who wish to provide abortion, and for him to confirm that he does not intend to "make a termination of...