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Stop Calling Our God Given Faith and Morality - Loveless and Biased

By now millions have viewed the ad campaign which depicts two girls kissing at a sports arena while the crowd cheers as they watch on the stadium big screen.

They also watched the ad that shows two men holding and caressing the little boy raised by two homosexuals.

Then along comes the ad with the big tough guy sauntering down the street equating skin color, race and transgenders and homosexuals as all worthy of the love of real patriots. While there is not a real Christian that would not love all of them, two things are missing in this left wing slop.

By Rev. Michael Bresciani - Thursday, April 6, 2017 - Full Story

Lamentation of the Church during the 100th Anniversary of Fatima

O Church of Our Divine Saviour
Set up to be faithful and true,
Through the ages you were radiant with glory,
But what hast happened to you!

Your nuns have become foolish maidens,
Your priests are polluted with error,
Your prophets utter strange delusions
While the flock is led to despair.

By David Martin - Monday, March 20, 2017 - Full Story

The Endless Ages of Purim

Tonight the celebration of the holiday of Purim begins. Purim is a Jewish holiday often neglected outside the more religious communities in America and the State of Israel because it commemorates an attempt to exterminate the Jews. And we all know that stopped being a problem long ago.

If Purim had culminated with some smart power diplomacy and a lesson on tolerance, liberal Jews might be more inclined to celebrate it. Unfortunately it ends with a genocidal madman being hung from a tree and the Jews fighting for their lives, winning and slaughtering their enemies.

And instead of feeling guilty about it, their descendants eat pastries, dress up in costumes and get drunk. At least those of their descendants who believe in survival instead of surrender.

By Daniel Greenfield - Sunday, March 12, 2017 - Full Story

Did Francis Formally Profess Heresy?

In an interview with Catholic World Report (CWR) in December 2016, Cardinal Raymond Burke, archbishop and patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, said that if a pope were to “formally profess heresy he would cease, by that act, to be the Pope.”

The cardinal was reiterating Church teaching, as expressed by famed canonist Franz Wernz in his Ius Canonicum: “In sum, it needs to be said clearly that a [publicly] heretical Roman Pontiff loses his power upon the very fact.” Burke stressed that he was “not saying that Pope Francis is in heresy,” but was simply pointing out that it “could happen” that a pope could formally profess heresy.

By David Martin - Monday, March 6, 2017 - Full Story

Pope Francis Tears at History’s Ancient Walls against Islam

FrontPage Magazine

Pope Francis continues to argue for two interrelated points that, while seemingly humane, compromise Western nations and expose their citizens to danger.

He reiterated his first point earlier this month when he said, “I appeal not to create walls but to build bridges.”  Francis has made this appeal frequently, both figuratively (when imploring Western nations not to close their doors against more incoming Muslim migrants) and literally (for instance by characterizing Donald Trump’s proposal to build a U.S.-Mexico wall as “not Christian”).

By Raymond Ibrahim - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - Full Story

Francis Laments Hypocritical Catholics?

Pope Francis on Thursday suggested that it is better to be an atheist than to be a Catholic who leads a hypocritical double life. At his private morning Mass at his residence, he said, “How many times have we all heard people say ‘if that person is a Catholic, it is better to be an atheist’.”

It indeed would be better to be an atheist than to come to Mass every single day with the intention of changing the Church. Those who seek change and who are dissatisfied with tradition, i.e. the modernists, are the true hypocrites, because in the name of God they reject His Church, while seeking a new religion that incorporates heretics and homosexuals.

By David Martin - Friday, February 24, 2017 - Full Story

What did you think of First Lady Melania Trump opening Florida rally with the Lord’s Prayer?

Here’s what Father Richard Heilman thinks.

A holy hermit who lives on the premises of the House of Loreto in Italy predicted in the early 1980’s that Donald Trump would someday “lead America back to God.”  With executive orders in the works to protect religious liberty and Melania Trump now having led the Florida rally in saying the “Our Father,” one has to scratch his head and wonder if this hermit was really on to something.

The House of Loreto is the house in Nazareth where the Blessed Virgin Mary lived and where the Creator made-man was conceived in her womb. In 1291 the house was miraculously lifted off its foundation and carried by angels to what is now Yugoslavia, and then moved again by angels across the Adriatic to Italy. Archeologists and experts all agree that the House of Loreto, which is still standing in Loreto Italy, was built in Israel in the first century. The story of Loreto is covered at this link.

 

By News on the Net - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - Full Story

Was Jorge Bergoglio the Cause of St. Faustina’s Greatest Suffering?

On December 17, 1936, the renown mystic St. Faustina, known for her role in establishing the devotion to the Divine Mercy, penned two entries into her diary which warrant close examination today. Entries 823 and 824 appear to be closely related and occur chronologically without interruption. Without further ado, the first part of her statement [entry 823] is as follows.

“I have offered this day for priests. I have suffered more today than ever before, both interiorly and exteriorly. I did not know it was possible to suffer so much in one day. I tried to make a Holy Hour, in the course of which my spirit had a taste of the bitterness of the Garden of Gethsemane. I am fighting alone, supported by His arm, against all the difficulties that face me like unassailable walls. But I trust in the power of His name and I fear nothing.” — Diary of St. Faustina, 823

By David Martin - Monday, February 20, 2017 - Full Story

Unshakable, Unfaltering Faith

In graduate school, I memorized material that would likely appear on examinations, and forgot it after taking them, a practice that got me through required courses, but did little to enhance my goal of leaving the university with a well-rounded education.

As a college teacher I don’t want students to cram material into their heads for the sake of passing tests as I did, and mindful that experience is the best teacher, I assign exercises that provide them opportunities to utilize, and therefore retain, learned material.

This strategy works well in developing better word usage. Many college students possess limited vocabularies, and their addiction to text messaging worsens this deficiency. To improve students’ vocabularies, I provide lists of words as semesters progress, and require that they be used in compositions.

Those who are sincerely interested in enhancing communicative skills soon realize that, just as palettes containing the complete spectrum of colors enhance an artist’s capability to imitate nature, a large vocabulary helps students to paint with words, that is, to articulate.

By Jimmy Reed - Sunday, February 19, 2017 - Full Story

Make America Pro-Life Again

Dear Friends,

Thought you would like to see that our school is in the local news, promoting the upcoming 40 Days for Life Campaign.  The Diocesan Paper put an article, which will appear in their next printed edition, on their website.

By Guest Column -- Br. Thomas Augustine, M.I.C.M.- Saturday, February 18, 2017 - Full Story

Francis Apparently not Happy with Roman Posters

Pope Francis seems to have taken offense over an anonymous poster campaign which called into question his mercy. On February 4, Romans woke up to more than 200 posters of a stern-faced pope plastered all over the city, with a caption that asks, “But where is your mercy?”

The unidentified posters accused Francis of having “ignored cardinals” and “decapitated the Order of Malta” — references to a bitter dispute between the order and the Vatican that benched a conservative cardinal.

By David Martin - Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - Full Story

Not moderate; not radical: simply Islam

I remember several years ago reading the words of the late and much missed Dr. Conor Cruise O’Brien. The good doctor was referring to the erroneous belief that there is such a thing as moderate Islam set against radical Islam.

This eminent statesman known as “the Cruiser” was one of the most remarkable scholars, historians, authors, intellectuals and politicians that modern Ireland ever produced.

O’Brien who was born in Dublin in 1917 and who died in 2008, declared that for the past two centuries Islam has been dominated by the “House of War” (dar al-Islam) which calls for unremitting warfare against all non-Muslims.

He pointed out that it is intolerable to Muslims that Islam is not ascendant enough and that the remedy is jihad, not the struggle for inner peace that Muslim apologists falsely claim, but rather the violent struggle against non-believers which is a religious obligation imposed by Mohammad upon all Muslims.

By Victor Sharpe - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - Full Story

Tortured Human Rights Lawyer Believes He May Die

TIANJIN, China,—Traumatized by more than a year of torture, a prominent Christian human rights lawyer in China’s Tianjin municipality fears he might die of medical conditions.

Li Chunfu (pictured), a rights attorney, was released on bail yesterday, emaciated and aged. When his spouse noticed he was fearful of entering his own apartment, she wept.

Since his release, Li revealed to his wife that he was subjected to medical examinations almost daily while being held in an unofficial “black jail.” The authorities diagnosed him with high blood pressure, even though he has never suffered from it before, and fed him unknown medications. Li also claimed that his heart is damaged and believes he does not have long to live.

By Christian Newswire - Saturday, January 14, 2017 - Full Story

The Light of Chanukah

A candle is a brief flare of light. A wick dipped in oil burns and then goes out again. The light of Chanukah appears to follow the same narrative. Briefly there is light and warmth and then darkness again.

Out of the exile of Babylon, the handful that returned to resettle and rebuild the land faced the might of new empires. The Jews who returned from the exile of one evil empire some twenty-six hundred years ago were forced to decide whether they would be a people with their own faith and history, or the colony of another empire, with its history and beliefs.

Jerusalem’s wealthy elites threw in their lot with the empire and its ways. But out in the rural heartland where the old ways where still kept, a spark flared to life. Modi’in. Maccabee.

By Daniel Greenfield - Monday, December 26, 2016 - Full Story

Nicholas Kristof: Can’t I be a Christian without believing the resurrection? Pastor Keller: Uh, no

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I’m going to give Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times one cheer, because he didn’t hold back from publishing this interview. That’s a lot for me to give Kristof because in general I find him the worst kind of pseudo-intellectual - especially on matters of faith, where he is part of a sizeable group of journalist types who are constantly trying to turn Christianity into nothing more than an admirable set of ethics guidelines. When Paul wrote 2 Timothy 3:5, he was thinking about people like Kristof.

By Dan Calabrese - Friday, December 23, 2016 - Full Story

Christian Worship Is ‘Worse than Murder and Bloodshed’

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Coptic Solidarity

For an idea on why Egypt’s Coptic Christians and their churches are constantly under attack—most recently last Sunday, when a church was bombed, killing at least 25 Christians—one need merely listen to the words and teachings of some of the nation’s Muslim preachers.

Take Dr. Ahmed al-Naqib, for instance.  He has studied at the best Islamic madrassas, including Al Azhar, authored numerous books on doctrine, received awards and decorations for his academic achievements, and regularly appears on television.  In one video he appears discussing an earlier Muslim mob attack on a church in Egypt, which the media and government always denounce as fitna, an Arabic word that means temptation or discord and which Islam commands Muslims to oppose.

By Raymond Ibrahim - Saturday, December 17, 2016 - Full Story

Al Azhar Rejects Reforming ‘Religious Discourse’

Coptic Solidarity

Much of the curriculum of Al Azhar—the Islamic world’s most prestigious university, located in Cairo—is based on Islamic books written in the medieval era or earlier.  These books—histories, biographies of Muhammad, hadith (words and deeds of the latter), tafsirs (Koran exegeses), etc.—are often criticized by more reform-minded Muslims for being too backwards, teaching things such as unrelenting jihad and hatred for non-Muslims.

During a recent televised interview, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, Egypt’s highest authority on Islam and Grand Imam of Al Azhar, was asked about his university’s reliance on these books.  His responses left many reformers disappointed.

By Raymond Ibrahim - Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - Full Story

The Houris: Islam’s ‘Sexual Superwomen’

FrontPage Magazine

Last month, when the battle for Mosul began, Islamic State “caliph” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi reportedly promised four extra Houris (supernatural, celestial women designed for sexual purposes)—atop the other 72 promised by prophet Muhammad—to all jihadis who die (are “martyred”) fighting the infidel forces, according to Arabic media accounts.

By Raymond Ibrahim - Thursday, November 24, 2016 - Full Story

ISIS Breaks into Christian Coffins, Desecrates Corpses and Crosses

Raymond Ibrahim

A human rights group recently published photos documenting the Islamic State’s fanatical and virulent hate for Christians — even dead ones.  The photos show the Christian cemetery of Qarqoosh, Iraq that was vandalized by the Islamic group.  Among other things, the jihadis opened coffins and desecrated the remains of the dead– in the picture below, by snapping off the head of a formerly resting-in-peace corpse and throwing the crucifixes surrounding it on the ground.

By Raymond Ibrahim - Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Full Story

Three Christians Released from Solitary Confinement in Iran

ORLANDO, FL - Open Doors USA has announced that three Christian Azerbaijani men have been released from prison in Iran.  Eldar Gurbanov, Yusif Farhadov and Bahram Nasibov, from Baku in Azerbaijan, have now been released on bail. They were able to return to Azerbaijan and were reunited with their families.

By Liberty Counsel - Monday, November 14, 2016 - Full Story