Wednesday, August 24, 2016
    

 

And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ

Ephesians 3:9
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The Independant | Immensely wealthy Catholic organisation, set up by controversial Mexican cleric and favoured by John Paul II, likely to be closed down

Huffington Post | Author Anne Rice may have been more of a Christian today than she ever has been when she announced, on Facebook, that she was quitting Christianity and renouncing any claim to the title "Christian."

WaketheChurch.org | summer here in Denver, Colorado we heard something closely resembling the fervor of revolutionary war time preaching at the Faith and Liberty 2010 Conference. Keynote speakers Amb. Alan Keyes and Dr. Chuck Baldwin lit the pulpit up with the fire of the full Gospel interspersed with some serious condemnation of the politians and financial interests that have destroyed this country.

Telegraph | Benedict XVI announced the creation of a new Vatican department dedicated to tackling what he called "a grave crisis in the sense of the Christian faith and the role of the Church."

PD | On Monday, Raul Gonzalez filed suit in Connecticut against the estate of his father, Roman Catholic priest Marcial Maciel Degollado, founder of the Legionaries of Christ. Gonzalez claims that his father sexually abused him -- along with many other boys -- and while the Vatican was not named a defendant, the lawsuit said that "from at least the 1950s until 2002, the Legionaries, Fr. Maciel, the presiding Pope, the Vatican, and its officials engaged in a conspiracy to conceal their knowledge of Maciel's abuse of children."

Firstthings.com | This just makes my head explode.  A woman was implanted with the wrong embryos, and rather than honor another woman’s children and let them live, immediately terminated the pregnancy process.  

The Telegraph | VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday called for a radical rethinking of the global economy, criticizing a growing divide between rich and poor and urging the establishment of a “true world political authority” to oversee the economy and work for the “common good.”

 Raw Story | A Cornell doctor is performing partial clitoris removal on young girls and then using a vibrator to test their sensation in follow-up tests, a shocking column by syndicated columnist Dan Savage asserted Wednesday.

Spiegal | The Catholic Church in Germany, already struggling to cope with the sex abuse scandal, has been hit by revelations of theft, opaque accounting and extravagance. While the grassroots faithful are being forced to make cutbacks, some bishops enjoy the trappings of the church's considerable hidden wealth.

TownHall.com | Last week, I discussed a series of evidences about how God is being omitted from American life, culture and politics. This week, I will detail the No. 1 advocate for a godless society: our president.

TownHall.com | This past week, I read a blog post that noted how prayer was banned at a high-school graduation in Indiana but not in Alabama. Then I read another news report, this one about a California high school that changed its graduation "opening prayer" to "a moment of silence." No big shocker there.

MassResistance.org | Extremely slick propaganda directed at the youngest of children! The videos below are from It's Elementary, a 78-minute feature film produced by homosexual activists.  These are actual scenes from elementary schools in Massachusetts and New York.  It's Elementary is meant to be a training video for homosexual activist teachers across the country. In addition, the film itself has been shown to schoolchildren in public schools in Massachusetts and elsewhere.

The New American | With the claim that such measures “do not change hearts,” on June 11 Florida Governor Charlie Crist vetoed a bill that would have required a woman to have an ultrasound before going ahead with an abortion.

 Washington Post | America's largest Presbyterian denomination is preparing for a contentious General Assembly next month as delegates will be asked to consider approving a strongly worded report that calls on the U.S. to stop sending billions of dollars in aid to Israel until it changes its policy toward Palestinians.

Mail Online | The patient - a well-dressed woman in her early 30s - seemed delighted to find out that at last, and against all the odds, she was to be a mother.

The Stranger | Rachel Mike, who won a settlement in a case involving Father Poole, at her confirmation in the summer of 1975. Behind her is Father George Endal, accused of raping or molesting several boys and allegedly walking in on another priest performing oral sex on a 6-year-old boy and doing nothing to stop it.

CNN | Watch Christians Unplugged on CNN International "World's Untold Stories" May 29 at 1630 GMT, May 30 at 1100 GMT, 1830 GMT and May 31 at 0200 GMT Summer Lake, Oregon. As the sun rises, cool blues and grays begin their slow transition to glowing golds and ambers. Like a child's pop-up book, dimension is added and a valley is transformed. To look upon this beauty in the western U.S. state of Oregon is to understand what people mean when they say this is God's country, and that's exactly why Brother Gregory lives here.

Guardian | The first commercial to offer advice on abortion services will be screened on British TV next week, campaigners said today, provoking an enthusiastic welcome from advocates of women's sexual health, and outrage from anti-abortion groups.

Times Online | The Vatican will today make its most detailed defence yet against claims that it is liable for US bishops who allowed priests to molest children, saying bishops are not its employees and that a document from 1962 did not require them to keep quiet.

Christianity Today | Doug Coe lives a quiet life, even though the Fellowship organization he founded appears often in the news. Last year, two politicians who confessed to adulteries drew attention to the Fellowship. Earlier this year, a group of pastors filed an IRS complaint over the tax-exempt status of the Fellowship's C Street house, where a small number of politicians live. Coe, who rarely gives interviews, spoke with Grove City psychology professor Warren Throckmorton at the National Prayer Breakfast earlier this year. Throckmorton regularly blogs on sexuality issues and has reported on the anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda. What follows is Throckmorton's analysis of the interview as submitted to Christianity Today.

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