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  • Wrongly Convicted Former Rep. Steve Stockman Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

    11/12/2018 7:48:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2018 | Rachel Alexander
    Democrats are gloating over the sentencing of former Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) last week. He was ordered to serve 10 years in prison for the vague charges of mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering. Whenever prosecutors want to get someone who hasn’t actually committed a crime, they use those vague but scary sounding charges. He was also ordered to pay $1,014,718.51 in restitution, to be divided between him and two other co-defendants.What did Stockman actually do to warrant this? He facilitated four donations from two donors totaling $915,000 to two nonprofits he was associated with. One of the nonprofits...
  • Pleas From the Underground Church [in China]

    11/11/2018 5:55:32 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 11/9/18 | "Cry of the Poor"
    Francis betrays Chinese CatholicsIt's with a very heavy heart that I write this article. However, after much prayer, I, in good conscience, can no longer keep silent. Since the Sept. 22 provisional agreement between the Holy See and the People's Republic of China, the crackdown of the underground Church has quickly escalated: * Throughout the country, underground priests are being coerced into joining the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association (CCPA). Some have even received threats of imprisonment. Although this is nothing new, what’s different now is that Chinese Authorities are using the Holy Father's words against us. They're telling priests: "Your...
  • [Cath Cauc] Cardinal Burke on Viganò testimony: God’s law is higher than the pontifical secret

    11/10/2018 4:10:04 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 9, 2018 | Lisa Bourne
    Cardinal Burke on Viganò testimony: God’s law is higher than the pontifical secret November 9, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – God’s law comes before all else, Cardinal Raymond Burke said recently in regard to bombshell testimonies from Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò on mishandling of clergy sexual abuse in the Church up to and including Pope Francis. Because of this, the former U.S. papal nuncio was obligated to come forward with what he knew, the cardinal said. “The evils he had denounced are of the most serious nature,” said Cardinal Burke, and if true, then “he was obliged in conscience” to release...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Burke on Vigano: To Ignore Him is Negligence

    11/10/2018 3:38:45 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | November 9, 2018 | Michael Matt
    Cardinal Burke on Vigano: To Ignore Him is Negligence Cardinal Burke has been quite vocal recently in defense of Archbishop Viganò.LifeSiteNews reports: “The evils he had denounced are of the most serious nature,” said Cardinal Burke, and if true, then “he was obliged in conscience” to release the information as he did.“The law of God in these matters is higher than, for example, the pontifical secret,” Burke said.And in a recent interview with The Wanderer: “We ought to take very seriously all that he has said,” Cardinal Burke stated, as Vigano has said he has evidence to back his...
  • [Cath Cauc] The Little Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Redeemer ask to be relieved of their wishes

    11/09/2018 3:44:07 PM PST · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Riposte Catholique ^ | November 9, 2018 | The Little Sisters of Mary
    The Little Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Redeemer ask to be relieved of their wishes ... On September 17, 2018, the Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for Religious, Bishop Braz de Aviz , wrote us an ultimatum: either we accept the Commissioner "without reserve", or we do not accept it, in which case the The law provides that we may be dismissed from the Institute: - After having acquired the moral certainty throughout this year that the reception of the apostolic commissioner within our Institute, would cause serious and certain harm, in the more or less long term, both...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Wenzhou's bishop Shao Zhumin taken by police

    11/09/2018 2:53:20 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Asia News ^ | November 9, 2018 | Bernardo Cervellera
    Wenzhou's bishop Shao Zhumin taken by police He will be subjected to isolation and indoctrination for 10-15 days. The faithful ask the Church worldwide for prayers. Bishop Shao is recognized by the Holy See, but not by the government. In the diocese, official and underground communities are united. Official priests banned from visiting the tombs of underground priests and bishops. Prohibition of participation in mass and catechism for young people under 18 years. The Church must remain "independent" despite the Sino-Vatican agreement. Rome (AsiaNews) - The bishop of Wenzhou (Zhejiang), Msgr. Pietro Shao Zhumin, was kidnapped by police this morning...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bishop Schneider Confirms Vatican Bann

    11/05/2018 8:27:31 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | November 5, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Bishop Schneider Confirms Vatican Bann Reports on social media have claimed that Kazakh Bishop Athanasius Schneider has been banned from travelling. Rorate-Caeli.blogspot.com (Twitter, November 4) partly confirmed this on Twitter (November 4), “He has been asked to reduce the frequency of his traveling outside his diocese, but has not been banned from all travelling”. Schneider was moved as an auxiliary bishop in 2011 from Karaganda to Astana, Kazakhstan, although his new bishop said in public that he did not need an auxiliar bishop. Picture: Athanasius Schneider, © Joseph Shaw, CC BY-NC-SA, #newsBofjtatvsg
  • ‘Living in Straight Terror’: Asia Bibi’s Family Seeks Asylum" (trunc)

    11/05/2018 3:56:53 AM PST · by CondorFlight · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/1/18 | Chavez
    The family of Asia Bibi, a Christian mother acquitted of blasphemy in Pakistan Wednesday after nearly a decade on death row, is “living in straight terror” and seeking a Western country to grant expedited asylum in the face of violent protests calling for her death... Embassies take days and sometimes months to process asylum requests, however, and Chowdhry noted that, given the amount of animosity against Bibi, she may not have that much time before someone attempts to kill her.
  • The incredible story of 2 Turkish families who fled persecution via the Evros River to Greece

    10/30/2018 6:35:24 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    Stockholm Center for Freedom ^ | October 28, 2018 | SCF
    “We were in a beat-up dingy as we crossed the Evros River at night. When I suddenly realized after 20 minutes that we were on our way to hitting some brush between two small islets, I said, “Are we going to die like the mother and her three children who drowned seven days ago?’”Kürşad Alçı, a 41-year-old math teacher, left Turkey for Greece by crossing the Evros River together with his wife and colleague, 39-year-old physics teacher Sabahat and their daughters Melahat (9) and Saadet (7) at 01:00 a.m. on July 27, 2018. After their boat capsized, they endured an...
  • STEPHEN'S TIME TO SHINE -- Acts 6-8

    10/28/2018 6:45:40 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 13 replies
    SELF | 10/28/2018 | PilgrimsProgress
    Many Roman emperors tried to destroy Christianity. One of them was Diocletian and he was particularly violent in his hatred of the Bible and Christianity. He killed so many Christians with such outrageous cruelties and destroyed so many Bibles that many Christians went underground and hid themselves from the wrath. When it seemed to Diocletian that he had made an end of them, he had a medal coined with this motto on it: “The Christian religion is destroyed, and the worship of the Roman gods are restored.” Boy, he knows different now, don’t he? He knows different now.
  • The Youth Synod: Ignoring Demographic Disaster

    10/26/2018 2:06:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | October 26, 2018 | William Kilpatrick
    Oct 26 The Youth Synod: Ignoring Demographic Disaster (Image: While young people dance for Pope Francis and the Synod Fathers, Catholics in Nigeria and elsewhere face real persecution for holding fast to the Faith.)Reading through the Instrumentum Laboris (IL)—the working document for the Youth Synod—one gets the impression that the biggest challenge young people face in life is discovering their sexuality. Fortunately, the Synod Fathers stand ready to “accompany” youth on their journey of self-discovery wherever it may lead. The bishops have particular solicitude for LGBT youth who “face inequality and discrimination” because of “sexual orientation” (48).Meanwhile, quite a few young...
  • Commentary: Religious Persecution in the Russian-Occupied Territories of East Ukraine

    10/26/2018 12:30:28 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 2018 | Mykhailo Cherenkov
    War continues to ravage eastern Ukraine, where conflict erupted in April 2014 following Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the violent actions of pro-Russian separatists. Along with forcing at least 1.6 million people from their homes, the ongoing conflict has also resulted in the persecution of Protestant pastors and churches throughout the territories that are occupied by pro-Russian separatist groups. One such group is the Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR), which is located in Ukraine’s Luhansk region and declared independence in May 2014. While the international community does not recognize the LNR as a legitimate state, this group’s totalitarian power is growing....
  • Russian Rebels Shutting Down Protestant Churches in Ukraine, Armed Men Raiding Christian Worship

    10/25/2018 10:09:11 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Oct 24, 2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Russian-backed rebels in Ukraine's Luhansk region have been cracking down on Protestant Christianity by raiding churches, dispersing worshipers, and preventing re-registration. There have been several instances of Protestant churches being raided in the past few months. Armed rebels raided a Baptist church in Brianka late in September, while the pastor of Krasny Luch Baptist church is facing possible punishment for allowing Sunday morning worship without registration. Twelve police officers shut down the Sunday morning meeting at Revival Baptist Church, telling the 25 worshipers gathered to go home. Several of them were questioned, however, while Pastor Dmitry Sirbu was forced to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] This is what happens to "disturbers of the [false] peace"

    10/17/2018 3:12:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    De Omnibus Dubitandum Est. ^ | October 17, 2018 | Mark Lambert
    Father David Marsden, a Priest who formerly tutored at Oscott College, considered by many to be the best seminary in England and Wales, has broken ranks blown the whistle on the gay subculture in the institution. In an open letter to the bishops of England, Wales and Scotland published on the Church Militant web site, Father Marsden explains that he has been sacked from the seminary for sticking to the Magisterium: I was fired from the college for striving to uphold the Church's teaching on homosexuality which is a grave injustice to me personally. It is extraordinary to think that I was...
  • [Cath Cauc] Catholic school fires teacher after handing out ... letter on clergy abuse crisis

    10/15/2018 6:50:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 15, 2018 | Doug Mainwaring
    Catholic school fires teacher after she handed out famed evangelist’s letter on clergy abuse crisis JERSEY CITY, New Jersey, October 15, 2018, (LifeSiteNews) – A Catholic school religion teacher has been fired for sharing an article with her students and their parents mentioning the “homosexual scandal” involved in the clerical sex abuse crisis written by a highly respected, orthodox Catholic theology professor, Dr. Ralph Martin.  Joan Simon, a veteran Catholic school religion teacher with more than forty years of experience was informed October 9 — on her first day back to work from disability — that she had to either...
  • Democratic fundraiser says America is racist and sexist, 'bleep the bible voters'

    10/09/2018 6:26:13 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 44 replies
    Democrats are hoping to make gains in Republican-leaning congressional districts by running moderates with biographies that appeal to center-right voters including veterans, gun owners, and football players, and in doing so have distanced themselves from the far-left of the Democratic Party. Yet despite packaging themselves as reasonable centrists, Democrats running in Texas and Kentucky are teaming up with a motivational speaker who has a history of hostile rhetoric and negative views of middle America. Retired Lt. Col. Amy McGrath and former Tennessee Titans linebacker Colin Allred are running in Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District and Texas’ 32nd District, respectively. Both candidates...
  • Pakistan’s Supreme Court Hears Christian Mom Asia Bibi’s Long-Awaited Appeal of Execution...

    10/09/2018 3:51:21 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 17 replies
    After years of delays, seven years and eleven months to the day after she was sentenced to death by hanging for her Christian faith, Christian mom Asia Bibi has finally had her appeal heard by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. A three-member panel of the Supreme Court of Pakistan consisting of Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, and Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel heard arguments in Asia Bibi’s case yesterday. Asia was arrested in June 2009 and sentenced to death in 2010 for blaspheming the Prophet Muhammad’s name. As we have previously explained: Asia Bibi was convicted...
  • [Cath Cauc] Viganò’s Verities Hang like a Black Cloud over the Vatican

    10/03/2018 5:50:14 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | October 3, 2018 | Elizabeth Yore
    In the Gospel of St. John, from the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel, (the date of Archbishop Carlo Viganò’s second attestation), Jesus observes, “Here is a true child of Israel. There is no duplicity in him.”One can’t help but ascribe this same observation to Archbishop Viganò. His brave and bold witness rings authentic and true. There is no duplicity in him. As the messenger of the hidden and hideous, Viganò urgently proclaims the unvarnished truth to the faithful.What is next for the Church? This question hangs, like the sword of St. Michael, over the pope, bishops, and laity. We...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Viganò Exhorts the Faithful: “Never Be Despondent!”

    09/30/2018 7:37:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | September 29, 2018 | Matt Gasper
    “And he that saw it, hath given testimony: and his testimony is true. And he knoweth that he saith true: that you also may believe.” ~ John 19:35In a new document released on Thursday (Sept. 27) but dated today (Sept. 29, Feast of St. Michael the Archangel), Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has once again given “testimony to the truth” (John 18:37) concerning the crimes of disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and how Pope Francis, despite knowing from Viganò himself “how perverse and evil McCarrick was in his intentions and actions,” chose to make “McCarrick one of his principal agents in governing...
  • Amidst Communist Party Persecution, China's Pastors Take Their Stand: Jesus Is Lord

    09/29/2018 8:30:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/28/2018 | Eric Metaxas And Stan Guthrie
    I want you to meet some brave Christian leaders pledging their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. When thinking of the golden age of the Church, many of us hearken back to the book of Acts, when Peter and John stood up to the religious authorities, who told them to be silent about Jesus the risen Messiah. "Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God," they answered, "you must judge, for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard." Then they prayed for boldness, and the Church...