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Jul 30 05:34

Polish priest fined by German court for criticizing homosexual predators in the Church

Polish priest Fr. Dariusz Oko has been charged by a German court with “incitement to hatred” for an article he wrote about homosexual clerical abuse, following a complaint by a pro-LGBT priest in Germany.

Oko’s article, published in the January/February edition of theological journal Theologisches, highlighted cases of abuse by homosexual priests and bishops and detailed mechanisms used by “homoclans” or a “homomafia” of predatory clerics to avoid accountability.

Oko described such groups as “a colony of parasites” that “cares first of all for itself, and not for the hosts at whose expense it lives,” and as a “homosexual plague” or a “cancer that is even ready to kill its host,” among other things. He stressed that “the existence of such powerful clans” attested to by both Pope Francis and Pope Benedict XVI “is an obvious logical, ethical, and dogmatic contradiction to the very essence of the Church and her teaching.”

Jul 29 05:44

Report: ‘Extensive’ Gay Hookup App Usage Compromises Vatican Security

Location-based homosexual and heterosexual hookup apps are widely used within Vatican walls, an investigative report revealed late Tuesday, which can open the Holy See to blackmail and other security risks.

The report by the Pillar, an online Catholic news agency, raised particular concerns of vulnerability to China, which until 2020 owned the gay hookup app Grindr, one of the services whose use in the Vatican was uncovered.

The Pillar revealed that at least 16 different mobile devices emitted signals from Grindr on at least four days between March and October 2018 within the areas of the Vatican City State not open to the public.

Jul 27 11:20

California Priest 'CANCELLED' After Calling Out Biden, Pope Francis, Bishop & Vaccine

In his homily which went viral, Fr. Francis Gloudeman also covered many other "hot button" topics, such as the harmful covid 'vaccine' which he said is killing people, doctors who lie to the public, pervert priests, Bill Gates, and priests who are closing churches and deny the faithful the Sacraments. He pointed out that protestants are challenging the covid lockdowns and filing lawsuits, while the Catholic Church rolls over, and that he has had enough.

Jul 26 07:33

What Could Go Wrong? Facebook Floats a New "Prayer Posts" Feature to Capitalize on Faith Communities

Along with shutting down “misinformation” on COVID-19 and vaccines, Facebook has quite a reputation for shutting down religious views it doesn’t agree with; most notably pages that are pro-Israel or that are focused on traditional religious and Christian values.

Back in May, Jewish Business News reported on the shutting down of the Jerusalem Prayer Group page, a known pro-Israel organization, after it was the victim of a cyberattack by pro-Palestinian hackers.

Jerusalem Prayer Group has had its page shut down by Facebook. The group is crying foul, claiming that it was the victim of anti-Israel hackers. The Christian religious group had more than 75 million followers for its Facebook page.

They banned Rev. Franklin Graham, son of the Rev. Billy Graham and president of Samaritan’s Purse, from posting on the site for 24 hours.

Jul 24 09:01

Stay Away From The Vaxxed: It Is Official, From Pfizer’s Own Documents

When I first saw the move "Children of Men" I could not comprehend how a global population of human beings could become infertile. I do now.

TO CLARIFY: Vaccine study participants become super spreaders of something, they don’t say what it is, but it triggers secondary adverse events in people that never had the vax, when they are exposed to people who did have the vax.

THIS IS SO BAD that right here, in this little bit of quoted text, it warns that un-vaccinated men who have been exposed to a woman who was vaxxed will then pass whatever is in the vax to another woman.

Jul 22 06:27

"Hellish" Noise Complaints Lodged About £30,000 Per Week Luxury London Flat...Owned By The Vatican

A flat in London that is owned by none other than the Vatican has come under controversy for the amount of "hellish noise" coming from the unit late at night.

The £30,000 per week luxury flat in question is at Hans Place in Chelsea, FT reported this week. Complaints about "loud events" with some involving DJs, have been lodged with the local council, the report notes. The unit is 9,000 square feet and houses a large garden and indoor swimming pool.

The property was bought among other luxury London properties in 2014 in a purchase that was "overseen by cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu". Becciu was the first cardinal in modern times to be charged with financial crimes by the Vatican this year.

Jul 19 06:15

Court rules against university that targeted Christian group, saying they were 'hard-pressed' to find a more blatant example of 'discrimination'

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ruled against the University of Iowa calling its decision to deregister a Christian student group as one of the most obvious examples of discrimination that it has ever seen.

In a ruling issued on Friday, the court unanimously sided with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, a national faith-based group that organizes local chapters at colleges and universities around the country, putting on Bible studies and worship gatherings.

In 2018, the University of Iowa decided to deregister InterVarsity — along with other student religious groups on campus — over its commonsense practice of requiring leaders to agree with its statement of faith.

In targeting religious groups, the university cited its Human Rights Policy, which mandates that student groups not differentiate on the basis of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and a range of other categories — religion included.

Jul 10 06:21

Coalition for Canceled Priests launched to combat ‘abuse of power by errant bishops’

A new lay-led organization, the Coalition for Canceled Priests, has been formed to support “canceled” priests who boldly proclaim the Catholic faith, and in an attempt to resist the “abuse of power by errant bishops and provide much needed financial support to innocent, faithful priestly servants of Holy Mother Church.”

The Coalition for Canceled Priests (CFCP) has come about in response to “one too many instances of persecution or betrayal.” Composed of both laity and clerical members, the CFCP has at its core the traditional teachings of the Catholic faith.

“We believe in the Catholic Church’s traditional teachings on faith and morals and acknowledge that the Catholic Church has, since its founding by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, had a universal mission to bring each individual to sanctity and ultimate salvation,” reads the site.

Jul 09 11:44

Fr. Altman makes it clear:"NO MASK, NO VAX, EVER!" (Video)

Father James Altman of La Crosse, Wisconsin has been an outspoken critic of the lockdowns, mask mandates and experimental injections. We visited him on July 6 to discuss these important topics. On Thursday, his bishop removed his faculties.

Jul 09 05:30

Vatican indicts 10 people, including a cardinal, over an international financial scandal

The Vatican has indicted 10 people, including an Italian cardinal, for several alleged financial crimes including extortion, corruption, fraud, forgery, embezzlement and abuse of power.

The investigation, which started in July 2019, was carried out by the Vatican in cooperation with Italian authorities and revealed "a vast network of ties between financial market operators who generated substantial losses for the Vatican finances," a statement from the Vatican said on Saturday.

Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu was indicted "for the crimes of embezzlement, abuse of office ... and bribery," the Vatican added. Becciu allegedly used money from the Vatican to benefit his two brothers' businesses, according to a detailed report by Vatican News, which is what led the Pope to fire the cardinal last year.

Jul 09 05:27

The Vatican-Centurion Global financial scandal: A CNA explainer

In recent weeks, CNA has been covering a Vatican financial scandal involving a multi-million-dollar investment fund, money donated by Catholics to support charity and Vatican ministries, and a pair of banks linked to money-laundering and bribery allegations.

The financial scandal is one of several unfolding at the Vatican, and covered by CNA. Having trouble keeping them straight? You’re not alone. This is the third in a series of CNA explainers, designed to help you keep track of the money trails in and out of the Vatican.

Jul 06 06:57

Pope Francis to Remain Hospitalized for Seven Days

The Vatican announced Monday that Pope Francis will remain hospitalized for seven days “barring complications,” following Sunday evening intestinal surgery.

“His Holiness Pope Francis is in good general condition, alert and breathing spontaneously,” reads a statement by Matteo Bruni, the pope’s spokesman and director of the Holy See Press Office.

“The surgery for diverticular stenosis carried out in the evening of 4 July involved a left hemicolectomy and lasted around three hours,” the statement continues.

“He is expected to remain in hospital for approximately seven days, barring any complications,” it declares.

As Breitbart News reported, on Sunday afternoon, Bruni informed the public that the 84-year-old pope had been admitted to the Gemelli Polyclinic Hospital in Rome for “planned surgery” for a symptomatic diverticular stenosis of the colon.

Jul 06 05:40

'Will Keep Reconverting Muslims': Unease Among India's Hindu Nationalists Over RSS Chief's Remarks

India’s topmost Hindu nationalist leader, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, a prominent ally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has said that “Hindus and Muslims have a common DNA”. “If a Hindu says that no Muslim should live here [in India], then that person is not a Hindu”, he said. Bhagwat's comments have stirred unease among many Hindu nationalists.

India's leading Hindu nationalist organisation - Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) - has said that it will continue with its mission of "reconverting Muslims back to Hinduism", as it reacted to the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) leader’s recent remarks made during an event of its Muslim wing.

Reconversion in this case is about bringing those people back into the Hindu-fold who may have been converted to Islam or Christianity against their will.

Jul 05 07:56

Media is FINALLY covering immense crimes against indigenous peoples in Canada that were known about DECADES ago. So why now?

The reprehensible issue of what many deem “mass murder” of indigenous children in Canada’s Catholic school system has been in global headlines in recent weeks. But this should have been in the headlines decades ago.

The nearly 1,000 bodies of indigenous children in mass graves were recently found by ground-penetrating radar, said the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous First Nations (FSIN) and the Cowessess First Nation.

A reported 150,000 indigenous children were abducted and imprisoned in the Catholic schools, where they were tortured with the intent of erasing their culture and language, as were also sexually abused, had needles driven through their tongues for speaking their own language, were sterilized, among many other horrific practices.

Jul 01 05:05

Israel’s years-long recruitment of African American Christians: A case study 

For many decades, Israel partisans have worked to recruit American Christians to support Israel, despite Israel’s dispossession and oppression of Christians during its founding war and in the years since. Even before Israel was established in 1948, there were major efforts to recruit Christians to the Zionist cause.

Many Christian Americans (and Jewish Americans) initially opposed the creation of a Jewish state in Palestine, which would entail the ethnic cleansing of a land whose population was 95 percent non-Jewish. The movement to establish Israel, “political zionism,” formed front groups to overcome this opposition by targeting Americans of all religions and political backgrounds and flooding them with propaganda. There are even indications that the Scofield Bible, which influenced millions of evangelicals to support Israel, was procured by Zionists.

Jun 30 12:43

Canadian First Nation Uncovers 182 Graves at Another Former Forced Assimilation School

The Lower Kootenay Band said on Wednesday that they have located the remains of 182 individuals at the site of a former Canadian forced assimilation school.

"In the ground search conducted by the community of Aqam, the findings revealed 182 human remains in unmarked graves", the Lower Kootenay Band said in a statement.
The remains were located at the site of the former St. Eugene’s Mission School in Cranbrook, British Columbia, which was operated by the Roman Catholic Church between 1912 and the 1970s, the statement said.

The discovery was made just a week after the Cowessess First Nation the Canadian province of Saskatchewan located 751 unmarked graves on the site of a former residential school. Prior to that, Tk'emlups te Secwepemc First Nation announced that a deep scan of the Kamloops Indian Residential School site with ground-penetrating radar confirmed the discovery of 215 children’s remains, with some of the deceased being as young as three years old.

Jun 29 05:37

Two MORE Catholic churches in British Columbia go up in flames amid ‘anger and rage’ over school mass graves

Another two Catholic churches have been apparently set on fire in British Columbia, making it four that have been destroyed since the discovery of mass graves at two defunct boarding schools for First Nations children.

The two fires were reported on Saturday morning, consuming the Lady of Lourdes Church in Chopaka and St. Ann’s Church in Hedley, some 60km away. St. Ann’s is on land belonging to the Upper Similkameen Indian Band, and Chopaka is in Lower Similkameen territory.

Jun 25 10:52

By suggesting all Christians are Republican, Biden’s IRS is making America more polarized than ever

A non-profit group Christians Engaged has been refused tax exempt status due to apparent Republican leanings. Making judgements on people’s politics based on religion is a bad idea that can only further divide the US.

Joe Biden is no stranger to controversies with the IRS. During his time as vice president with the Obama administration, there was widespread criticism of its targeting of conservative groups using the IRS as a bludgeon. There was always the possibility that history may repeat itself, but an IRS letter recently sent to the group Christians Engaged – which denied the non-profit organization tax-exempt status – could take things to a whole new level.

Jun 24 12:43

Two Catholic Churches ‘Suspiciously’ Burned Down In Canada — Authorities Refuse To Consider Them Hate Crimes

This week, two Catholic churches serving Canada’s First Nations peoples were destroyed by apparent arson, according to authorities.

Sacred Heart on Penticton Indian Band Territory and St. Gregory’s on Osoyoos Band Land, near Oliver, were both on land belonging to First Nations communities in British Columbia. According to firefighters, they were turned to ashes early Monday morning with the use of a “liquid accelerant” in what local authorities are calling “suspicious” fires.

“A Penticton RCMP officer was on patrol on June 21, 2021, at 1:22 a.m., when he noticed fire coming from the Sacred Heart Church on Green Mountain Road. The church was totally consumed by the time the officer reached on scene, according to a press release issued by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on June 22.

Jun 23 07:29

Vatican Urges Rome to Drop Law Forcing Church Schools to Teach Gender Theory

The Vatican argues the new Italian law would violate 90-year-old treaties between the two states and criminalise the church for not allowing same-sex marriage and adoption by gay couples and for refusing to teach practices that go against Catholic values.

The Vatican City has formally asked Italy to drop a proposed law that could see the Catholic church criminalised for refusing to conduct gay marriages.

In a move described as "unprecedented" by the daily Corriere della Sera newspaper, the Roman micro-state of the Holy See has made a formal protest to the Italian government.

Pope Francis' envoy Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher delivered a letter or 'note verbale' to the Italian embassy to the Vatican on June 17.
The so-called "Zan bill," named after gay MP Alessandro Zan from the centre-left Democratic Party, was passed by the lower house of parliament in November and is currently being debated in the Senate.

Jun 20 06:31

IRS Denies Christian Non-Profit Tax-Exempt Status: ‘Bible’s Teachings Affiliated with Republican Party’

A Christian non-profit is challenging the Internal Revenue Service after the agency denied them tax-exempt status saying “the Bible’s teachings are typically affiliated with the Republican Party and candidates.”

Christians Engaged describes itself as educational, Christian, and non-partisan, and operates out of Garland, Texas. Its three main goals, as described by the non-profit, include:

To awaken, motivate, and empower ordinary believers in Jesus Christ to: pray for our nation and our elected officials regularly, vote in every election to impact our culture, and engage our hearts in some forms of political education or activism for the furtherance of our nation.

Jun 20 01:24

The Supreme Court unanimously upholds religious liberty over LGBTQ rights -- and nods to a bigger win for conservatives ahead

It wasn’t a dramatic expansion of religious rights – not yet. But the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of a Catholic adoption agency that had been excluded from Philadelphia’s foster programs for refusing to work with same-sex couples will be consequential. It suggests that when the broader question of whether religious groups have the right to discriminate does come before the justices, they will likely uphold religious liberty over gay rights.

The court’s decision, delivered in a 9-0 ruling, emphasizes a pluralist approach: The Christian agency gets to participate in the adoption programs while adhering to its religious beliefs, and LGBTQ couples will continue to have access to other adoption agencies within the Philadelphia system.

The ruling is narrow, but it means that any unequal treatment of religious groups will be regarded as a violation of the First Amendment, even if it comes at the expense of the dignity of LGBTQ citizens.

Jun 15 10:39

3rd grader forced to remove 'Jesus loves me' mask

Jun 09 07:48

Top evangelical leader warns: Israel could lose our support if Netanyahu ousted

A prominent US evangelical Christian leader warned Monday that Israel could lose the support of his 77 million followers if the Knesset confirms the so-called “change government” and ousts Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Speaking at a press conference in Jerusalem, Mike Evans, who runs the “Jerusalem Prayer Team,” lambasted the members of the unity government who will face a confirmation vote on Sunday, calling them a coalition of Arab anti-Zionists and post-Zionists who will “wave a white flag” and surrender to radical Islam. He said the upcoming Knesset vote was “for or against Zionism.”

“Bibi Netanyahu is the only man in the world that unites evangelicals,” he said.

“The evangelicals are going to stand with Bibi Netanyahu,” he said. “If Bibi Netanyahu goes into the opposition, evangelicals — my 77 million people — will go into the opposition with him.”

Jun 08 11:40

WATCH: Angry demonstrators in Canada behead statue of Egerton Ryerson, architect of controversial abuse-prone school system

Protesters have toppled and beheaded a statue of Egerton Ryerson, an architect of Canada’s infamous residential school system for indigenous children, amid growing anger over the recent discovery of mass graves at one such school.

The incident occurred on Sunday following a rally held at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto. The demonstration was held in response to last month’s announcement by the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation about the potential unearthing of the remains of some 215 children buried on the site of a former residential school in the British Columbia province.

According to a statement by the university, more than 1,000 people had participated in the nearly four-hour protest and march. While no incidents were reported during the event, a “truck arrived” about “an hour” after the protesters left and “proceeded to pull down the statue.”

Jun 08 11:13

Canada school deaths: Indigenous leaders dismayed at Pope’s lack of apology

Indigenous leaders and school survivors in Canada have dismissed Pope Francis’ expression of sorrow—and not an apology—for the gruesome discovery of a mass grave containing the remains of 215 children at a former Catholic residential school.

Delivering his Sunday blessing in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis expressed his sadness about the discovery at the former boarding school for indigenous Canadians and called for respect for the native peoples’ rights. However, the Pope did not offer an apology.

The indigenous community in Canada has demanded an apology from the Pope for the incident as the residential schools were mostly run by the Catholic Church on behalf of the government.

Bobby Cameron, chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations in Saskatchewan, rebuked the Pope and said, “How hard is it for the Pope to say: I'm very sorry for the way our organization treated the First Nations people, the First Nations students during those times, we are sorry, we pray.”

May 24 06:03

Angry Vatican Employees Write to Pope Francis to Protest Pay Cuts

“Embittered” employees of the Vatican City State have written an open letter to Pope Francis protesting recent across-the-board cuts in salary.

Responding to the pope’s decision in late March to address a Vatican deficit by cutting employees’ salaries, the letter asks: “How much more will we have to sacrifice to pay a for budget deficit that certainly does not stem from our mistakes?”

Ostensibly to “safeguard existing jobs” and avoid layoffs, the pope reduced the pay of Vatican cardinals by ten percent and decreased salaries for the heads of Vatican departments and secretaries by eight percent, “according to criteria of proportionality and progressivity,” measures that employees insist are riddled with inequities.

May 21 06:15

‘Staring at his gun’ — NY rabbi offers worshipful sermon to his Israeli son’s M16

Last Saturday a leading New York rabbi urged his conservative congregation to “loudly, vociferously, vehemently use every means we have to defend the right of Israel to defend herself” against celebrity critics in the United States.

And a dozen times in his sermon, Rabbi Neil Zuckerman expressed worshipful feelings about his Israeli soldier son’s M16 because it represents the “miracle” of Jewish power.

Zuckerman told his Park Avenue Synagogue congregation that he stared at his son’s gun as it lay on the floor of his Jerusalem hotel room two weeks ago when his son stayed with him.

May 16 13:36

Israel’s Yom Kippur Syndrome revisited

Gilad Atzmon argues that the present carnage unleashed by Israel is rooted in an aspect of Jewish culture that is built on arrogance, hubris and the inability to introspect.>>

May 16 06:33

Commanding officer dictates 'religious beliefs' to military chaplain

A military officer has decided, for a chaplain under his command, what his "religious beliefs" must be, a decision that is being challenged by First Liberty Institute as "wildly inappropriate and offensive."

The problem developed when a news "report" described how Joe Biden was planning to drop President Trump's "military transgender ban."

May 16 06:23

U.S. envoy wants pope to attend climate conference, sway debate

Pope Francis has the moral authority to sway public opinion over global warming and might attend the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Scotland, U.S. President Joe Biden’s climate envoy John Kerry said on Saturday.

COP26 is being held in Glasgow in November and could accelerate measures by the world’s biggest polluters to tackle climate change, a challenge which activists, scientists and world leaders say could ultimately endanger the planet.

“I think that his voice will be a very important voice leading up to and through the Glasgow conference, which I believe he intends to attend,” Kerry told the official Vatican News outlet after meeting the pope.

There was no immediate confirmation of this from the Vatican.

May 16 06:02

Cardinal Burke: Schism in Germany is real in practice though not yet officially declared

Cardinal Raymond Burke said that while schism among Catholics in Germany has not yet been officially declared, it nevertheless is “real” in practice.

“In my view, there is now a schism that is real if not declared. It is a schism in practice, if it can be called that,” Burke told Argentinian Fr. Javier Olivera Rabasi in a May 2 interview that was conducted in Spanish. Burke’s comments were translated by Martin Barillas for a Church Militant report.

“This is very serious, especially for faithful Catholics who want to be faithful to Christ and his Church,” continued Burke, who is regarded as one of the world’s foremost canon lawyers and who was formerly the prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, the Church’s highest court.

“These German bishops have not been disciplined. The situation continues, and it is difficult to see how the situation can be reconciled. We must pray to the Lord for our Church while testifying to the truth found in the Church,” he added.

May 14 05:20

Army Chief Of Staff Calls On French Military Who Warned Of "Civil War" To Resign

Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit news,

The Armed Forces chief of staff in France has called on soldiers who wrote a letter warning President Macron of a brewing “civil war” to resign.

The letter, which was published last weekend, warned of the “disintegration” of France due to authorities having made “concessions” to Islamism and the far left’s war on the nation state.

It followed another letter that was signed by 20 former French generals which struck a similar tone, cautioning that the “anti-racism” movement is seeking to create a “racial war” by attacking symbols of French cultural cohesion and identity, including statues.

Armed Forces Chief of Staff General Francois Lecointre has responded to the second letter by asserting that its authors should leave the military.

“The most reasonable thing is certainly to leave [the army] in order to be able to make one’s ideas and convictions public in a perfectly free [way],” the general said in a letter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am reminded of Theodore Roosevelt's reflections on immigration, and have posted it here: "“In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”

So the question I have for these guys is, what if the military who wrote this, are correct in their assessment?!? That is the question Lecointre dares not ask.

May 13 00:13

PENN STATE ADMINISTRATOR WHO FAILED TO REPORT SANDUSKY SEX CRIMES WITH MINORS RECEIVED $330,699 PUBLIC PENSION

SOURCE: ZEROHEDGE
By Adam Andzejewski of OpenTheBooks.com, submitted by RealClearPolicy.com,

In 2001, Gary Schultz was Penn State’s senior vice president for finance and business when he was told that assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky had sexually assaulted a boy in the school’s locker room shower.

But neither he nor any other Penn State administrators who were told about the incident reported it to law enforcement, childcare, or youth services.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This absolutely makes me ill.

May 12 13:31

FIRE ON TEMPLE MOUNT: ZECHARIA’S PROPHECY SIGNALING 3RD TEMPLE CONSTRUCTION [WATCH]

Arab violence continued through Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) and culminated on Monday night in what can only be described as a pitched battle on the Temple Mount. At one point, fireworks thrown by Arabs ignited a large tree standing adjacent to the Aqsa Mosque, presenting the answer to Jewish prayers based on a prophecy by Zechariah that the Temple which was destroyed by fire will be rebuilt in fire.

May 11 05:19

Fauci to Vatican health conference: Priests are key to convincing religious people take coronavirus shots

The face of America’s COVID-19 response believes that clergy are key to convincing religious people who are reluctant to take an experimental coronavirus vaccine.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious (NIAD) diseases, was interviewed by CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a journalist specializing in medicine for a Vatican-sponsored health conference published online last week. Asked by Gupta what he would say to “vaccine hesitant” people, Fauci suggested that he was not always the most effective persuader.

“You've got to connect them with people they trust,” said Fauci, whose NIAD division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) gave a large grant to the University of Pittsburgh to conduct medical research by grafting scalps from aborted babies onto rodents.

“The thing that we're finding out that it depends you have, who is the audience and who is the messenger,” Fauci told the leftist journalist.

May 09 05:15

POLICE STATE: Watch the moment a SWAT team arrests a Canadian pastor

May 08 06:21

Facing threats from authorities, Pastor Artur takes church back to the street

Many have been trying to paint a picture of Pastor Artur Pawlowski as a perpetual instigator, a radical and a generally hostile man. If you were to believe everything you read about Artur in the mainstream media, as I am ashamed to confess I did for several years, you might assume the very worst about the man.

In the now numerous conversations and interviews I have shared with Pastor Art, I must admit that I should never have judged the man without meeting him. He is not a sound bite or a viral video, he is a human being, and I dare say a rather good one.

May 06 15:38

WATCH: A Christian Pastor Is Arrested For Saying Marriage Is Between A Man And A Woman

A Christian pastor in the UK was arrested by police after a member of the public reported him for the “homophobic” comment of saying that marriage was between a man and a woman.

May 06 11:42

Le Pen Cleared Of Breaking Hate Speech Laws For Posting Images of ISIS Atrocities

Populist leader Marine Le Pen has been cleared of violating hate speech laws after she was ludicrously charged for posting images of ISIS atrocities in an effort to illustrate the barbarity of ISIS.

Le Pen originally posted the images in 2015 as a rebuttal to comparisons that were being made between her National Front party and Islamic jihadists.

“This is what Daesh is,” she wrote under the photos, which showed ISIS militants executing people.

Despite posting the photos in an effort to denounce ISIS, Le Pen was accused of “disseminating violent messages that could seriously harm human dignity,” a charge that was never applied to media outlets or journalists who shared similar photos.

While anything other than an acquittal would have been incomprehensible, the fact that it took over 5 years to happen is absurd and undoubtedly related to Le Pen’s hostility to the French establishment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What this woman did... was to demonstrate the truth of the situation.

One knows that a society is on the brink of no return, when telling the truth gets criminalized.

IF these images were "fake news", that would have been horrendous; but in light of the fact that these images were of events which actually happened, these charges should never have been brought about by French authorities in the first place.

Religious/political assassinations are just plain morally wrong, period, end of discussion.

May 04 14:13

WATCH: A Christian Pastor Is Arrested For Saying Marriage Is Between A Man And A Woman

A Christian pastor in the UK was arrested by police after a member of the public reported him for the “homophobic” comment of saying that marriage was between a man and a woman.

Yes, really.

The incident occurred outside Uxbridge Station in west London. A video clip shows the elderly pastor being confronted by police and forcefully handcuffed before being led away.

May 03 09:29

Canadian Martial Law Declared: Church Services Will Be Stopped Using Any Force Necessary

Pastor Artur Pawlowski of https://www.streetchurch.ca/ joins The Alex Jones Show to break down the news that Canadian Law Enforcement has been granted the use of any force necessary to stop churches from gathering.

May 03 09:25

Blood of Fourth-century Naples Saint Fails to Liquefy in What Some See as Bad Omen

Wednesday was not a good day for superstitious Neapolitans.

The blood of San Gennaro, the patron of Naples, failed to liquefy despite two rounds of praying by the faithful, which some in the southern Italian city see as an omen of bad things to come.

A vial containing the dried blood of the fourth-century martyr is put on public display three times a year in the city's cathedral and the faithful pray for its liquefaction, known as the "Miracle of San Gennaro".

It did not happen on Wednesday despite hours of praying in the morning and a special Mass in the afternoon. Fewer people than normal were allowed into the cathedral because of coronavirus restrictions.

Scientists say the substance inside the sealed vial appears to be dried blood but cannot explain why it sometimes turns into liquid and sometimes does not.

May 01 06:51

Vatican invested in abortifacient morning-after-pill company for decades, investigation finds

The Holy See’s investment management and real estate office (APSA) invested for 20 years in pharmaceutical companies that produced the abortifacient morning-after pill, an investigation by an Italian news outlet found.

Libero Milone, who served as the first auditor general of the Vatican Curia from 2015 to 2017, told Italian broadcaster Rai 3 in an April 26 interview (read transcript of interview here in Italian) that APSA had made investments that “did not correspond to the social doctrine of the Church.”

Rai 3 discovered in its investigation that involved numerous Vatican players that APSA held shares “for a value of about 20 million euros” in two Swiss pharmaceutical companies, Novartis and Roche, that produced the morning-after pill.

Milone said that his office alerted superiors at the Vatican to the “risky” character of the investments and the Novartis shares were sold in 2016.

May 01 06:51

Canadian pastor says province makes application to ‘lock the doors’ of his church

A Canadian pastor who has kept his Ontario church open contrary to draconian COVID-19 health rules says his province’s Attorney General asked a judge for an “urgent hearing” to “lock the doors” to his place of worship, as a result of a recent Sunday service.

Pastor Henry Hildebrandt of the Church of God located in Aylmer, Ontario, announced the news in a YouTube message posted Wednesday.

In his message, Hildebrandt went over a letter dated April 27 from Ontario Attorney General Doug Downey’s office to the Honourable Mr. Justice Bruce G. Thomas, Regional Senior Justice of the Southwest Region in Ontario.

In the letter, Downey’s office asked the courts to close the Church of God doors because it has been violating the Ontario Reopening Act.

Apr 30 06:50

Bishops May Press Biden to Stop Taking Communion Because of Abortion Views

When U.S. Catholic bishops hold their next national meeting in June, they’ll be deciding whether to send a tougher-than-ever message to President Joe Biden and other Catholic politicians: Don’t receive Communion if you persist in public advocacy of abortion rights.

At issue is a document that will be prepared for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops by its Committee on Doctrine, with the aim of clarifying the church’s stance on an issue that has repeatedly vexed the bishops in recent decades. It’s taken on new urgency now, in the eyes of many bishops, because Biden — only the second Catholic president — is the first to hold that office while espousing clear-cut support for abortion rights.

Such a stance, by a public figure, is “a grave moral evil,” according to Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, who chairs the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities and believes it’s necessary to publicly rebuke Biden on the issue.

Apr 30 06:47

Arrest warrant issued for Canadian pastor permitting police do 'anything necessary' to arrest him for restriction violations

A Polish pastor who kicked Canadian government officials out of his church in defiance of coronavirus lockdown rules has been hit with a warrant for his arrest from a Calgary court.

Court of Queen’s Bench Justice David Gates has given police the green light “to use such reasonable force as they deem appropriate to gain access” to Pastor Artur Pawlowski’s The Fortress (Cave) of Adullam church in Calgary, according to a court order obtained by Rebel News.

The order also states that if Pawlowski, or anyone else, interferes with that order, law enforcement can “do anything necessary” to arrest him.

Apr 30 06:03

Christian Pastor Arrested in UK for Saying Marriage Is Between Man & Woman - Video

According to the report, police said they received information that the man was making "allegedly homophobic comments," and they arrested him under the Public Order Act, which can be used when anyone uses "abusive or insulting words" that cause "harm" to another person. Later, he was released without charge.

A 71-year-old Christian pastor who was arrested after preaching from the Bible on Tuesday described his treatment as "shameful," as he was accused of making homophobic remarks by defining marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman outside Uxbridge Station in west London, and led away in handcuffs, questioned in a police station, and held overnight.

As quoted in Wednesday's Daily Mail report, the minister said he was bruised after police cuffed his hands behind his back and dragged him from a mini-stepladder he was using.

Apr 30 05:50

Is Finland About to Make Christianity Illegal? Christian Lawmaker Facing Fines and Prison

Almost 70 percent of Finns are still members of the national Lutheran church. But that doesn't mean they're believers. Less than a third of Finns now say they believe in God. This historically Christian nation has not only left the faith but has begun criminal investigations of Christians.

But this is still a nation with a constitution that still tells the national church to "proclaim a Bible-based Christian faith." So, why is Finland investigating a member of parliament for 'proclaiming her Bible-based Christian faith'?

MP Under Investigation for "Defaming or Insulting" Homosexuals

Päivi Räsänen is under two investigations for allegedly defaming or insulting homosexuals. The first after she shared a Bible verse on Twitter last year aimed at Finland's Lutheran church for promoting the homosexual lifestyle.

Apr 29 05:22

US bishops’ conference denies any wrongdoing in ongoing Peter’s Pence lawsuit, blames parishioners

In an ongoing case regarding the use of Peter’s Pence donations, lawyers for the U.S. bishops have asserted that parishioners were aware (or at least ought to have been) that their money could be used by the Holy See for any purpose, despite their own advertisement to the contrary.

The Peter’s Pence lawsuit was originally filed in January 2020 against the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) by the Stanley Law Group based in Dallas, Texas, representing a Class Action brought by Catholic layman David O’Connell. The suit raises allegations against the USCCB’s promotion of Peter’s Pence, accusing the episcopal conference of “actively” misleading Catholics into believing their millions of dollars in donations to the collection would be used to help “victims of war, oppression, natural disaster, or disease.”

Apr 28 13:06

CT Senate Passes Bill to Remove Religious Exemptions for Child Vaccinations

(NBC Connecticut) – The Connecticut Senate has passed a bill that would remove the religious exemption for childhood vaccinations.

The Senate vote was 22-14.

The controversial bill drew huge crowds to the Capitol on Tuesday. People lined Capitol Avenue all the way down to the Legislative Office Building, holding up signs that say “Parents call the shots,” “My body, my kids, my choice,” and “Coercion is not consent.”...

Apr 28 00:54

Pope hangs image of nude Jesus caressing Judas behind his desk

A report by the Vatican's own newspaper reveals Pope Francis recently hung an image behind his desk depicting a naked Jesus Christ caressing his dead apostle Judas Iscariot.

In an article titled "Judas and the Scandal of Mercy," L'Osservatore Romano dedicated the first three pages of its edition the day before Good Friday to a makeover of the disciple who betrayed the Son of God at the Passover.

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Apr 27 06:48

Mark Steyn Primetime! Temple Cleansing!

Apr 27 06:33

The Vatican Urges Catholics to Drop Fossil Fuel Investments

Pope Francis and the Vatican are encouraging Catholics around the world to divest from fossil fuels, emphasizing a responsibility to protect both human rights and the environment.

The Vatican recently published a 225-page manual for church leaders and workers. Its publication marked the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ “Laudato Si'” encyclical. A landmark papal letter called for the protection of both the environment and vulnerable people.

Officials presented the new manual, “Journeying for the Care of the Common Home,” at a press conference in the Vatican. It highlights practical ways in which Catholics can achieve the broad goals first laid out in 2015’s encyclical.

The Holy See Interdicastery Table on Integral Ecology drafted the manual. It suggests people “favor positive changes” by avoiding companies that do not satisfy certain parameters. Examples include child labor, environmental destruction, and human rights violations.

Apr 27 05:44

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Religious Liberty Dispute Between California, Texas

The Supreme Court said on April 26 it won’t hear a dispute between Texas and California over the latter’s ban on state-funded business travel.

The nation’s top court delivered the decision in an unsigned order.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in February 2020 asked the Supreme Court to strike down California’s ban of state-funded travel from Texas, enacted in response to a law passed in Texas that allows foster care and adoption agencies to decline placements that don’t align with their religious beliefs.

Apr 26 06:41

Canadian bishop again bans Mass, baptisms, confessions, confirmations

Following the recently announced lockdowns in the province of Ontario, Bishop Ronald Fabbro has once again decided to impose a near-complete ban on baptisms and confessions, with exceptions only being granted in “danger of death,” and if a priest decides that there is “a serious need.”

Bishop Fabbro, of the Diocese of London, made the announcement in a press release issued April 17, curtailing nearly the entire public life of the Church in his diocese.

“Baptisms should be discouraged until the lock-down ends, but may be celebrated in danger of death,” he wrote.

A similar restriction was placed by the bishop upon the sacrament of confession, although with somewhat of a greater concession as to when the sacrament could be administered: “Confessions should be discouraged until the lock-down ends, but may be celebrated if the pastor determines a serious need; to be determined on a case-by-case basis; to be celebrated only by appointment.”

Apr 25 04:14

American theocracy? Montana adopts law that allows people to challenge regulations that interfere with their religious beliefs

Montana has been accused of undermining America’s secular values after the state passed a bill that will allow people to object to government regulations on religious grounds.
Signed into law by Republican Governor Greg Gianforte on Thursday, the Montana Religious Freedom Restoration Act requires the state government to have a compelling reason to override a person’s constitutional right to freedom of religion, and mandates that any perceived violation of that right be done in the least restrictive way possible. Similar legislation has been adopted by 21 other states.

A spokesperson for Gianforte’s office said in a statement that in the past, such laws have been used to “allow Native American children to wear braids in school, Sikhs to wear turbans in the military, and Christian employers to refuse to cover abortions under their health insurance policies.”

But critics said the bill would open the door to discriminatory practices in areas such as housing and employment.

Apr 24 07:27

French archdiocese gives money to build large mosque

Vincent Jordy, recently named archbishop of Tours in the center of France, has been forced to publish a statement after declarations by a local Muslim leader revealed that the Catholic diocese has given funds for the construction of a large mosque, and that these funds can be said to have been financed by the “denier du culte”: parish contributions given by Catholics in the diocese for its upkeep and operating costs.

The story broke ten days ago when a local newspaper, la Nouvelle République, published a story for the beginning of Ramadan on April 13, with comments by the president of the Muslim community of the department of Indre-et-Loire in the Loire valley explaining that the new Grand Mosque of Menneton was not yet ready to receive the Muslim faithful, in particular in its areas destined for public worship.

Apr 24 07:26

Petition asks Vatican to cancel ‘health’ conference featuring abortion activists, Fauci, Big Tech oligarchs

A new petition from LifeSite asks the Vatican to cancel its upcoming “health” conference featuring a slew of globalist and pro-abortion speakers, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, Chelsea Clinton, and the CEO of abortion pill-producing drug company Pfizer.

The theme of the conference this year is Exploring the Mind, Body & Soul. It will be held “virtually” from May 6 to 8. The cover photo on the conference website features a spoof of Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam in which the hands of God and Adam are both covered in rubber gloves.

Vatican News describes the event as bringing “together physicians, scientists, ethicists, religious leaders, patient rights advocates, policymakers, philanthropists and commentators to discuss the status quo in medical research and technology, and how these are implemented at a global level.”

Apr 23 06:12

(video) Ask An Israeli: Do you believe that gentiles (non Jews) will be slaves for the Jews?

NO!
We will not be bought!
We will not be sold!
I am not your slave!

Quoting sanitized Wikipedia "Jewish Views on Slavery" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_views_on_slavery

The Torah and the Talmud contain various rules about how to treat slaves. Biblical rules for treatment of Jewish slaves were more lenient than for non-Jewish slaves and the Talmud insisted that Jewish slaves should be granted similar food, drink, lodging, and bedding, to that which their master would grant to himself.

Apr 22 05:38

Under cover of COVID, the Vatican is going haywire

Apr 21 04:20

Viganò on Vatican ‘health’ conference with Fauci: Holy See is ‘making itself the servant of the New World Order’

From May 6-8, 2021, the fifth International Vatican Conference will take place, entitled Exploring the Mind, Body & Soul. Unite to Prevent & Unite to Cure. A Global Health Care Initiative: How Innovation and Novel Delivery Systems Improve Human Health. The event is being hosted by the Pontifical Council for Culture, the Cura Foundation, the Science and Faith Foundation, and Stem for Life.

Apr 18 08:40

Pope Francis Goes Full Communist, Says Sharing Property is Not Communism But “Pure Christianity”

Only a few days after Pope Francis pushed for “the regeneration of existing institutions “and “global governance” because we are “in debt to nature itself, as well as the people and countries affected by human-induced ecological degradation and biodiversity loss.”

Here we go again with more leftist propaganda for the Great anti-Christian Reset by the Jesuit Pope.

Pope Francis left the Vatican this morning to celebrate Mass in the nearby church of the Holy Spirit in Sassia in the center of Rome where a group of prisoners and inmates were also present at the celebration as well as some so-called ”refugees” from the Middle East.

So this was the ideal stage for a Communist/Globalist stunt by the Communist Pope.

During the Mass Pope Francis commented on Acts 4:32 that says: “All the believers were one in heart and mind.

No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.”

Apr 15 07:42

Israel said to muzzle Al-Aqsa muezzin as Memorial Day observed at Western Wall

Israeli security forces disconnected the power supply to the Islamic call to prayer on the Temple Mount as an official Memorial Day service was held in the adjacent Western Wall square on Tuesday evening, the site’s Muslim administrators said.

“[Israeli forces] forcibly stormed the minarets of Al-Aqsa Mosque after cutting the door locks with special equipment, then they cut the wires of the main minarets in the mosque,” Sheikh Omar al-Kiswani, who manages the Temple Mount for the Jordanian-backed Islamic Waqf, said on Wednesday.

The Israel Police declined to comment on the alleged operation, refusing to answer over the phone or to a written email query.

Apr 13 18:29

RABBI JUDAS MACCABEUS & ADAM GREEN DEBATE TALMUDIC JUDAISM | KNOW MORE NEWS LIVE

An interesting debate and dialogue, well worth the watch/listen!

Apr 09 09:38

OH RAPTURE!

One of the major problems America faces is a large population of religious fundamentalists who have become as fanatical in their own way as any Middle Eastern Ayatollah. At present, they are caught up in their own version of the myth of the end of the world, and hope that by working to bring it about, they'll get to sit at the right hand of their diety and to hell with everyone else. No doubt fistfights will break out over who gets to sit closest, but that is a subject for another article.

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Apr 08 09:44

Disgusting Best-Selling Prayer Book Includes Prayer Asking God To Help Author “Hate White People”

A self-proclaimed “public theologian and ecumenical minister” specializing in “racial and gender oppression,” who once gave a lecture in which she blamed racism on “pathological whiteness,” is in hot water after a screenshot from her prayer book highlighted her own hatred for white people.

Chanequa Walker-Barnes wrote in her book, “A Rhythm of Prayer: A Collection of Meditations for Renewal,” that she wants God to help her “hate White people.” If that prayer is not answered, she wants God to help her “at least to want to hate [white people].” And if that doesn’t work, “At least, I want to stop caring about their misguided, racist souls.”

Apr 08 05:18

Pastor Artur Pawlowski on Kicking the COVID Police Out of His Church (4.6.21)

Apr 05 04:51

Polish Pastor Chases Cops Out of Church on Easter Weekend: ‘Get Out! You Nazis!’

Apr 03 05:36

When Islam and Judaism Make Friends…

On Thursday evening at 8pm, every Israeli news channel broadcasted live primetime televised speech delivered by the new Israeli kingmaker, Mansour Abbas, the Leader of the Israeli Islamic party, Ra’am.

( https://youtu.be/RSemTYd-Ahw)

“Now is the time for change,” the conservative Muslim leader told his Hebrew-speaking audience, in Hebrew.

Abbas seems to be the only one who can save Netanyahu’s political future. He knows it and uses the moment to deliver a message of reconciliation and coexistence.

“I carry a prayer of hope, and the search for coexistence based on mutual respect and genuine equality,” Abbas told his Jewish listeners. “What we have in common is greater than what divides us.”

The history of the Israeli Arab conflict reveals that it is always the Arabs who lead dramatic reconciliatory moves and it is only right-wing governments that can positively react to such moves.

Mar 23 05:17

Cops PRESSURED by health authority to ticket Full Gospel Outreach Church in Saskatchewan

The Full Gospel Outreach Centre church in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan was levied a $14,000 fine in October. It was, at the time, the largest lockdown ticket issued, for failing to force the congregants attending services to wear masks.

The Full Gospel Outreach ministers to Prince Albert’s inner city residents, who are often homeless, substance addicted and suffering from extreme poverty. Part of the mission of the church involves a clothing bank, delivering meals and helping people escape the streets and the captivity of their vices. The church doesn’t have a lot of money and what they do have goes to the most needy.

Mar 23 05:07

Do celebrity pastors really need VERY pricey wardrobe items like $500 Gucci tops and $2,500 Air Jordans on his 'Preachers N Sneakers' account? Meet the Instagram Christian who calls them out

The creator of a wildly popular Instagram account that highlights the impressive wardrobes of America's celebrity pastors has finally been identified two years after taking the internet by storm.

Ben Kirby, a self-described Evangelical from Dallas, revealed himself as the man behind the @PreachersNSneakers account on Monday.

Since opening his account in 2019, Kirby has amassed more than 210,000 followers by posting images of pastors next to exorbitant price tags for the items they're wearing - most commonly, their sneakers.

Among his most liked posts were a photo of Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz - who baptized Justin Bieber - in a pair of $800 Fear of God kicks; Paula White - pastoral adviser to former President Donald Trump - in $785 Stella McCartney slip-ons; and Seattle megachurch pastor Judah Smith in a $3,600 Gucci jacket.

Mar 19 13:57

Not a Joke! Don Lemon Wants "White Jesus" Canceled!!

Mar 18 13:06

CNN's Don Lemon instructs Christians to put a picture of "a black Jesus or a brown Jesus in your home"

CNN Donny is here to tell us how to be "realistic about God and the Bible."

I love the fact that gay Don Lemon fancies himself a Bible scholar now.

I hate to break it to Dr. Lemon, M.Div., but as the tweeter said, Jesus was a Jew. I mean I thought everyone knew that. Right?

What the heck is going on.

Mar 16 10:29

Globalist Pope Francis Says We Must Take Advantage Of COVID Crisis To Start A “New World Order”

In true globalist phraseology, Pope Francis has called for a “new world order” following the COVID-19 “pandemic.” He also advocated for global change on “green” issues, warning that “we cannot waste any more time.”

Just yesterday, Vatican News published an excerpt of the Pope’s book length interview “God and the World to Come,” giving an insight into the content of the full work, which will be available in book stores starting tomorrow. Speaking to the Italian journalist Domenico Agasso, Francis stated, “The world will never be the same again.”

In language apparently drawn from the globalist playbook, the Pope called for “a new world order,” built upon his concept of solidarity, which in turn is drawn from his comments and publications on irreligious fraternity.

Mar 16 06:56

Pope calls for ‘new world order,’ says ‘wasting’ COVID crisis would be worse than pandemic

In true globalist phraseology, Pope Francis has called for a “new world order” following the COVID-19 “pandemic.” He also advocated for global change on “green” issues, warning that “we cannot waste any more time.”

Just yesterday, Vatican News published an excerpt of the Pope’s book length interview “God and the World to Come,” giving an insight into the content of the full work, which will be available in book stores starting tomorrow. Speaking to the Italian journalist Domenico Agasso, Francis stated, “The world will never be the same again.”

In language apparently drawn from the globalist playbook, the Pope called for “a new world order,” built upon his concept of solidarity, which in turn is drawn from his comments and publications on irreligious fraternity. He called for an eradication of “bullying, poverty and corruption.” At the same time, he emphasized the importance of universal healthcare, which would come about through the practice of “social cohesion.”

Mar 13 06:56

Milo Yiannopoulos blasts Pope Francis, says he should be held ‘personally responsible’ for ‘wickedness in this Church’

The prodigal son has returned home, but he’s unhappy with the shepherd in charge of the family flock.

“(Pope Francis) is personally responsible for enough wickedness in this Church that I quake for the future of the Magisterium if he if he's not replaced relatively soon,” Milo Yiannopoulos said in an interview with LifeSiteNews' John-Henry Westen first posted today.

The famous British author and journalist, baptized and raised as a Catholic, made headlines this week when he declared to LifeSiteNews that he is consecrating himself to St. Joseph and means to practice the Catholic faith with integrity. But Yiannopoulos has not returned to the Church with his eyes wide shut. He did, after all, publish in 2018 a book entitled Diabolical: How Pope Francis Has Betrayed Clerical Abuse Victims Like Me — and Why He Has to Go.

Mar 12 12:26

Vatican low on reserves to cover deficit, seeking donations

The Vatican warned Friday that it has nearly depleted its financial reserves from past donations to cover budget deficits over recent years, as it urged continued giving from the faithful to keep the Holy See afloat and Pope Francis’ ministry going.

Mar 10 07:20

Activist Milo Yiannopoulos is now ‘Ex-Gay,’ consecrating his life to St. Joseph

Milo Yiannopoulos, the gay man whose conservative messaging and willingness to speak the truth sparked riots on university campuses may well trigger more outrage now that he describes himself as “Ex-Gay” and “sodomy free,” and is leading a daily consecration to St. Joseph online.

Two years ago, when Church Militant’s Michael Voris famously challenged Yiannopoulos to live a chaste life, Yiannopoulos was not defensive. Instead, he acquiesced, and humbly admitted his human weakness.

“I know everything you’re saying, and I’m just not there yet. And I don’t know if I’ll get there,” Yiannopoulos told Voris at the time.

It seems that he has now arrived “there.”

Mar 02 07:04

Pope's Visit to Iraqi Ziggurat to Bring Together Several Faiths - and Hopefully Lure More Visitors

Pope Francis is due to hold an inter-religious prayer service at the ancient Mesopotamian site of Ur when he visits Iraq next week - an event local archeologists hope will draw renewed attention to the place revered as the birthplace of Abraham.

Popular with Western visitors in the 1970s and 1980s, Ur is scarcely visited today after decades of war and political instability shattered Iraq's international tourism industry. The coronavirus crisis now also keeps local tourists away.

Located about 300 km (200 miles) south of the capital Baghdad, the site comprises a pyramid-style Ziggurat and an adjacent residential complex as well as temples and palaces.

It was excavated about 100 years ago by Leonard Woolley, a Briton who recovered treasures rivalling those found in Tutankhamen's tomb in Egypt. But little work has since been done

Feb 28 07:19

Supreme Court Slaps Down California County's Ban On Indoor Church Services

The US Supreme Court on Friday invalidated a California county's ban on indoor religious services, ruling that Santa Clara County must allow five churches to hold indoor services, according to Mercury News.

The ruling, which comes less than three weeks after the country ordered places of worship to remain shut in defiance of a previous US Supreme Court ruling allowing indoor religious services at 25% capacity, stems from a November lawsuit brought against Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), the county, and County Health Officer Sara Cody.

Feb 23 09:45

Catholic League: Pro-Trans ‘Equality Act’ the ‘Most Comprehensive Assault on Christianity Ever Written into Law’

Catholic League president Bill Donohue warned Monday that the Equality Act would “promote the most comprehensive assault on Christianity ever written into law.”

While its proponents insist that the Equality Act is about “ending discrimination,” it would in fact fundamentally alter the legal definition of sex to include sexual orientation and gender identity, Dr. Donohue argues.

The Act would also undermine the Religious Freedom Restoration Act by conferring special status on gay rights, prioritizing them over religious freedom and conscience rights, he added.

The Equality Act would also require healthcare providers to provide “hormone therapies and surgical procedures that are required to change the physical characteristics associated with sex changes,” Donohue observes, without regard for the beliefs of healthcare workers.

Feb 23 07:55

Iraq's ancient Christian community, decimated by violence, fear

Some fled after the US-led invasion, others during sectarian bloodshed and more following jihadist attacks. Iraq's last two violent decades have hollowed out its Christian community which dates back two millennia.

After first settling in the fertile plains of Nineveh province before heading for the busy boulevards of Baghdad, more than one million Christians have in more modern times been uprooted by Iraq's consecutive conflicts.

"By the age of 24, I had already lived through and survived three wars," said Sally Fawzi, an Iraqi Chaldean Catholic, who left her country more than a decade ago and is now living in the US state of Texas.

Feb 19 08:56

China orders clergy to toe Communist Party and socialist line

New national rules requiring clergy to embrace the leadership of the Communist Party and China’s socialist system are expected to compound limits on religious freedom in the country, according to analysts.

The new rules – Measures for the Administration of Religious Personnel – were published by the State Administration for Religious Affairs early this month and will go into effect in May.

While the measures underlined many of the controls already in place under existing supervisory guidelines, their packaging as a national regulation gave them greater political force, one observer said.

Since 2015, President Xi Jinping has sought to bring religions such as Islam and Christianity under the party’s control through a process of “Sinicisation”, and stressed that religious adherents must reject foreign influence.

Feb 18 14:00

Vatican says employees who refuse Covid-19 vaccine could lose their jobs

The Vatican has effectively made Covid-19 vaccination mandatory for its employees, warning those who decline to receive the shot that they could face dismissal.

In a seven-page decree, Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello, head of the commission governing Vatican City State, said that getting the jab was "the responsible choice" and that those who refuse to do so could risk termination. The guideline points to a 2011 law which stipulates that employees who refuse “preventive measures” could be disciplined.

Feb 18 10:48

Catholic Bishops got BILLION$ in Taxpayer COVIDCash for...Shutting Down Churches

Feb 18 09:37

What does it mean to be genetically Jewish?

When my parents sent their saliva away to a genetic testing company late last year and were informed via email a few weeks later that they are both “100% Ashkenazi Jewish”, it struck me as slightly odd. Most people I know who have done DNA tests received ancestry results that correspond to geographical areas – Chinese, British, West African. Jewish, by comparison, is typically parsed as a religious or cultural identity. I wondered how this was traceable in my parents’ DNA.

After arriving in eastern Europe around a millennium ago, the company’s website explained, Jewish communities remained segregated, by force and by custom, mixing only occasionally with local populations. Isolation slowly narrowed the gene pool, which now gives modern Jews of European descent, like my family, a set of identifiable genetic variations that set them apart from other European populations at a microscopic level.

Feb 17 06:52

'Western Elites Want a World Without Religion and History': Publisher Slams Repurposing of Churches

While religious venues all over the Netherlands are often being "recycled" into apartments and bars, some Dutch observers see outside pressure – namely the anti-religious strategy of Western elites as the key driver behind this process.

Dutch churches are in a deep crisis. According to public broadcaster RTL News, some of them are unable to afford maintenance costs. Others suffer from a lack of attention by parishioners. In addition, almost all religious venues in the Netherlands recently fell victim to COVID restrictions, resulting in staggeringly low attendance and smaller contributions.

As a result, many venues placed "For Sale" signs on their premises, with some rural Dutch churches going for as low as 35,000 euros.

Feb 16 06:39

Bahrain religious discrimination violates numerous international laws: Analyst

Bahraini regime’s brutal crackdown on dissent and its systematic abuse of the Shia population and discrimination against them violate numerous international laws, an American human rights expert and peace activist says.

Daniel Kovalik, who teaches international human rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in the state of Pennsylvania, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Monday.

“Since the 2011 uprising in Bahrain, the government has brutally cracked down on dissent and on the Shia population of the country. Human Rights groups have reported on numerous cases of Shia being subjected to wrongful detention and torture and of being fired from their jobs en masse. This type of religious discrimination violates numerous international law instruments and would not be tolerated by the West in other situations,” the academic said.

Feb 11 14:43

German Nuns Sold Orphaned Children to Sexual Predators: Report

A jarring report outlining decades of rampant child sex abuse at the hands of greedy nuns and perverted priests paints a troubling picture of systematic abuse in the German church.

The report is the byproduct of a lawsuit alleging that orphaned boys living in the boarding houses of the Order of the Sisters of the Divine Redeemer were sold or loaned for weeks at a time to predatory priests and businessmen in a sick rape trade. The men involved in the lawsuit say as boys they were denied being adopted out or sent to foster families because selling them for rape lined the sisters’ coffers for their “convent of horrors.” Some of the boys were then groomed to be sex slaves to perverts, the report claims.

Feb 11 09:35

Australian Christians In Shock: Ten Year Jail Sentence For Preaching Repentance

The parliament of Victoria (Australia) is about to conclude the process of the Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill.

The law has been approved by both the Lower House and the Legislative Council of the Victorian parliament and could be soon ready to be implemented.

Any practice that aims to "change or suppress a person's sexual orientation or gender identity" will now be illegal.

According to Australian evangelical magazine Eternity News, this ban includes "prayer conversations suggesting change, and counselling when targeted at an individual".

Feb 09 12:18

BILL MAHER CLAIMS CHRISTIANITY IS TO BLAME FOR CAPITOL RIOT

During Friday’s episode of “Real Time With Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher blamed Christianity for the Capitol riots last month.

Maher, 65, claimed that a belief in Christianity is comparable to a belief in conspiracies like QAnon, and he said this led in part to supporters of former President Donald Trump storming the Capitol last month.

“As long as we’re going to go to the trouble of another impeachment trial, we might as well be honest about what it’s really about: The events of Jan. 6 were a faith-based initiative,” he said.

Not stopping there, Maher alleged that Trump supporters who believe in a “Christian nationalist movement” are firm in their beliefs that God “literally sent [Trump] from heaven to save them.” He cited comments made by Alabama Republican Sen. Tommy Tuberville, who once said that God personally chose Trump for president of the United States of America.

Feb 05 11:42

Denmark May Soon Force Churches to Submit Their Sermons to Government

Christian leaders in Denmark say religious liberty and the freedoms of speech and expression have come under fire after a proposed law would require leaders of all faiths to translate their sermons into Danish and submit them to the government.

La Croix International reports the new measure is primarily aimed at radical Islamic groups, but it will also affect churches. It is scheduled to be reviewed this month at the Folketing, the Danish Parliament. The country has more a population of more than 270,000 Muslims, and most of the sermons in the mosques are preached in Arabic.

The government of Denmark has said the law is necessary to curb the growth of Islamic extremism. CBN News sources explain the measure is aimed at getting the preaching of jihad out of mosques, but because Europe is so politically correct they won’t just pinpoint mosques. They’re including churches and casting a broad, politically correct net.

Feb 05 06:46

Divine intervention or the right connections? Roman Catholic Church received $3 BILLION in US taxpayer-funded Covid-19 aid

More than 200 Catholic dioceses received billions in funding from the Paycheck Protection Program, the taxpayer-backed rescue fund for bailing out businesses dying of Covid-19 shutdowns – reportedly more than any other applicant.

The 200-plus dioceses, and the churches and schools the Catholic Church operates under their names pulled down over $3 billion in taxpayer-funded aid from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), as part of the US coronavirus bailout of small businesses, according to an Associated Press (AP) investigative report published on Thursday.

Feb 03 11:00

750 killed at Ethiopian Orthodox church said to contain Ark of the Covenant: report

Around 750 people were killed in an attack on an Orthodox church, which is said to contain the Ark of the Covenant described in the Book of Exodus in the Bible, in northern Ethiopia’s war-torn Tigray region — home to thousands of churches and monasteries — according to reports.

Hundreds of people hiding in Maryam Tsiyon Church in Aksum amid an armed conflict were brought out and shot to death, and local residents believe the aim was to take the Ark of Covenant to Addis Ababa, the Belgium-based nonprofit European External Programme with Africa reported in this month’s situational report, released on Jan. 9.

“The number of people killed is reported as 750,” it said. The church, the most ancient and sacred of Ethiopian Christianity and also known as the Church of St. Mary of Zion, belongs to the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church.

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