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Feb 23 10:44

Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

The Crusades: An Arab Perspective is a four-part documentary series telling the dramatic story of the crusades seen through Arab eyes, from the seizing of Jerusalem under Pope Urban II in 1099, to its recapture by Salah ad-Din (also known as Saladin), Richard the Lionheart's efforts to regain the city, and the end of the holy wars in 1291. part one looked at the First Crusade and the conquest of Jerusalem. In part two, we explore the birth of the Muslim revival in the face of the crusades.

By the early 12th century, the crusades had successfully captured not only the holy city of Jerusalem but huge swaths of the Muslim Levant. Islam's third holiest site, the al-Aqsa Mosque, was in the hands of the crusaders.

The Muslim world, a mighty power for the previous four centuries, was shocked by the Christian annexation of large parts of their empire.

With Jerusalem under their control, the crusaders began to build a new system of rule in the lands they had captured.

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Feb 23 10:19

Archbishop tweets mystery 'Nighty-night, baby. I love you' message - then deletes it and claims it was for his SISTER

A New Jersey archbishop raised a few eyebrows when he tweeted 'Nighty-night, baby. I love you,' - but his spokesman said it was an errant message intended for his sister.

Cardinal Joseph Tobin's spokesman said the leader of the Newark Roman Catholic archdiocese later deleted Wednesday's tweet because it was being misinterpreted.

Spokesman Jim Goodness said Tobin, 65, has eight younger sisters and 'they're all his baby sisters'.

Goodness said he doesn't know how the siblings were communicating before the message was tweeted out.

Feb 22 04:22

‘MOST ADMIRED’ BILLY GRAHAM PRAISED BY PRO-LIFE LEADERS

(*He had a better relation then the pope , with the invisible playmate in the sky)

Feb 21 19:34

Taoist Master Explains How Negative Chi Affects Us and Why Turning Inward is So Important Today

Waking Times
With so much going on, it’s more important than ever to conserve your chi.

Feb 21 08:23

Pakistan: Thousands-Strong Muslim Mob Demands Beheading of Christian Teen for ‘Blasphemy’

A mob of an estimated 3,000 Islamic extremists in Pakistan reportedly called for the beheading of a 17-year-old Christian whose phone, after reappearing days after he lost it, contained blasphemous content that authorities could use to sentence him to life in prison or death.

The case is the latest in a series of incidents each year involving a member of a religious minority group accused engaging in the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for Islam in the Muslim-majority country.

On Monday, the accused blasphemer Patras Masih claims “an unknown person added blasphemous content to his FB [Facebook],” the British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA) reports.

Feb 19 10:46

Iceland's mooted circumcision ban sparks religious outrage

Religious groups have condemned a bill in Iceland's parliament that would ban circumcision for non-medical reasons.

The draft law would impose a six-year prison term on anyone guilty of "removing part or all of the [child's] sexual organs", arguing the practice violates the child's rights.

Jewish and Muslim leaders however have called the bill an attack on religious freedom.

Iceland would be the first European country to ban the procedure.

The country is thought to have roughly 250 Jewish citizens and around 1,500 Muslim citizens.

Feb 19 10:10

FLASHBACK:Child rescued from Mumbai Chabad massacre makes emotional return

MUMBAI, India — The top two floors of his former home still pocked with bullet holes and memories of a deadly four-day siege, Moshe Holtzberg returned to the Nariman Chabad House in central Mumbai on Thursday to unveil a “living memorial” to his parents killed in a terror attack there over nine years ago.

Feb 19 09:42

Hero Citizen Stops Mass Shooting in a Church, Cops Show Up and Shoot HIM—Media Silent

Amarillo, TX — As news of the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida dominated the airwaves this week, a massive hostage situation—which was quickly turning into a mass shooting situation—was foiled by a hero in a church. That hero, however, is now in the hospital after police showed up to the scene and shot him.

The situation was well on its way to becoming one of the deadliest shootings in history as the gunman took over 100 people hostage inside the Faith City Mission church on Wednesday.

“They said there was a gun in the building everyone started running all different ways,” said Clay Murdock, a student at Faith City Mission.

Feb 19 09:00

Problems with the Chabad group must be made public

For many years, the leading Rabbis have made several statements against the Chabad organization referring to it, among other things, as a "criminal organization" and a "religious cult". Chabad is known to be a "mafia" a "gang" and a "group of very bad people".

The above statements are not political in nature. There are basic problems with the Chabad organization that derive from the day this group was founded about 200 years ago. Chabad Rabbis are not considered real Rabbis by any Orthodox Rabbis anywhere in the world. Chabad Rabbis cannot perform conversions, supervise Kosher food production, arrange a GET ceremony, or do shechita of Kosher animals.

From the point of view of Jewish Orthodoxy, Chabad is compared to the Reform and the Conservative movements. The difference is that Chabad claims to be part of Orthodox Judaism, when it's really not.

Feb 19 08:57

Chabad Lubavitch Identified as Supremacist Criminal Cult in League With Mossad

The Rabbis in Israel consider Chabad a cult and not Jewish,but close.

Chabad Lubavitch is a nasty Jewish supremicist cult that serve the Illuminati. Despite only having 200,000 followers, it has intimate ties to nearly every powerful government leader on earth.

Chabad's power derives from two services they provide the Illuminati:

1. They work with Israeli intelligence in criminal and intelligence operations.

2. They promote a supremacist ideology that encourages Zionists to do dirty deeds.

Feb 19 08:47

Sheriff Scott Israel: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Sheriff Israel is the first Jewish sheriff in Florida history. Prior to taking on the role had been a 30-year police veteran in South Florida with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department and the North Bay Village Police Department. Upon his election, Sheriff Israel promised to tackle, among other thing, the levels of gun violence in the region. Directly under Sheriff Israel is his under service, Colonel Steve Kinsey.

Feb 19 08:43

The Jewish sheriff at Florida shooting cites Talmudic verse as his motivation

JTA — As he leads the police response to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel is likely enduring some of the toughest days of his career. And he’s probably looking to his Judaism to guide him through it.

Israel told the Sun-Sentinel that he attends the Parkland Chabad, and he is comfortable in churches as well as synagogues. His wife, Susan, is Christian, and they raised their children in both religions.

A Democrat, he was elected sheriff in 2012 and reelected four years later. The county is home to a large Jewish population. In the 2016 campaign flier, he mentioned fighting gun violence as one of his top issues.

Feb 18 18:32

The Jewish sheriff at Florida shooting cites Talmudic verse as his motivation

Israel told the Sun-Sentinel that he attends the Parkland Chabad, and he is comfortable in churches as well as synagogues. His wife, Susan, is Christian, and they raised their children in both religions.

A Democrat, he was elected sheriff in 2012 and reelected four years later. The county is home to a large Jewish population. In the 2016 campaign flier, he mentioned fighting gun violence as one of his top issues.

Feb 18 15:48

Family of shooting victims, clergy gather outside Broward Medical Examiner's Office

Rabbi Avraham Friedman, of Chabad of Coral Springs, comforted and assisted grieving relatives, and gave special dispensation for autopsies, which ordinarily are prohibited in the Jewish faith. He said five victims were Jewish, and four were affiliated with Chabad of Coral Springs and Chabad of Parkland.

Feb 18 09:08

Pope Francis says he’s on ‘waiting list’ for sainthood as Chilean sex abuse survivor testifies in NY

Pope Francis admitted Saturday that he can sometimes struggle with modern technology while joking that both he and his predecessor are on the “waiting list” for sainthood.

“I don't know how to use online networks and that kind of thing, not even mobile phones, I don't have one,” the 81-year-old pontiff told his audience in Rome. “I don't know how to use the internet. When I have to send an email I write it by hand and a secretary sends it for me,” he added.

Pope Francis also announced that Pope Paul VI, who died in 1978, and is widely credited as a reformer within the Catholic faith, will be canonized as a saint later in 2018. More than 80 popes are recognized as saints by the Catholic Church while many more have been beatified, or declared to be among the blessed and entitled to specific religious honor and veneration.

Feb 17 09:46

Satan is an extraterrestial spirit..

We must use spiritual tools to solve the problem.. The satanics have settled in the City of London.. the Pentagon.. and the Vatican..

Higher more evolved beings can only see human being's souls.. Let's put on a show for them.. Let's have a holding an unbroken hands around these city centers of evil... It's kinda like these rings of fire made of human souls..are shouting in unison...OUT SATAN OUT!! OUT SATAN OUT!..OUT SATAN OUT..

IT JUST MIGHT WORK... or be a "Hail Mary Pass'.. are there any other suggestions?

Feb 15 14:10

The Jewish timeline – from Moses to Netanyahu

"If Zionism was born to teach the Jews how to self-reflect so they could become a “people like all other people”, Netanyahu, Israel and contemporary Zionists are the proof that the Zionist project was futile. As the Jewish state surrounds itself with ever more walls of separation, as the Zionist lobbies and Zio-cons push for more global conflicts for Israel, it becomes clear that Zionists are actually a people like no other – people who can’t self-reflect or bear responsibility for their own actions." >>

Feb 14 11:16

Why Russian Chief Rabbi Stands by Vladimir Putin

Lazar’s work, his Russia boosterism and his ties to the Kremlin — he is sometimes called “Putin’s rabbi” — has helped Chabad’s Russian branch eclipse all the Jewish groups vying to reshape the country’s community of 250,000 Jews. Now Lazar heads a vast network that comprises dozens of employees and plentiful volunteers working in hundreds of Jewish institutions: schools, synagogues, community centers and kosher shops.

But Lazar and Putin’s relationship seems to go deeper than political expediency. In 2012, Lazar led the Russian leader on a tour of Jerusalem’s Western Wall. And last year Putin made Lazar a member of Russia’s prestigious Merit to the Fatherland order, the country’s highest civilian decoration and one that is rarely conferred on people who were not born in Russia. (Lazar became a Russian citizen in 2000.)

Feb 14 10:54

Shaun White wins 100th Winter Olympics gold for US

His gold-winning run on Wednesday was near perfect. Japan's Ayumu Hirano took silver with a score of 95.25, and Australia's Scotty James earned the bronze.

Feb 14 10:21

300,000 babies stolen from their parents - and sold for adoption: Haunting BBC documentary exposes 50-year scandal of baby trafficking by the Catholic church in Spain

Up to 300,000 Spanish babies were stolen from their parents and sold for adoption over a period of five decades, a new investigation reveals.

The children were trafficked by a secret network of doctors, nurses, priests and nuns in a widespread practice that began during General Franco’s dictatorship and continued until the early Nineties.

Hundreds of families who had babies taken from Spanish hospitals are now battling for an official government investigation into the scandal.
Several mothers say they were told their first-born children had died during or soon after they gave birth.

Feb 13 08:48

Kushner Foundation Gives $342K to Chabad — Still Surprised About Jared and Ivanka’s Synagogue?

A Haaretz examination has revealed that Charles and Seryl Kushner have been major benefactors of Chabad over the years. Between 2003 and 2013, their family foundation donated a total of $342,500 to various institutions and projects associated with the movement, their tax records show.

Chabad has benefited not only from Kushner’s side of the family. It turns out that President-elect Donald Trump has also contributed to the movement – even before his daughter, who converted to Judaism, was married. Altogether, the Donald J. Trump Foundation has donated $11,550 to three Chabad institutions.

Feb 13 08:44

Putin’s Chosen People

Putin’s has also generally been supportive of Jewish institutions—one Jewish institution in particular. One of the more intriguing aspects of contemporary Russian Jewish life is the close relationship between the Kremlin and Chabad, also known as Lubavitch, the Hasidic sect known in the United States for its street-corner proselytizing to fellow Jews and reverence for the late Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. Founded in Western Russia in the 18th century, the Lubavitchers decamped to the United States in 1940, setting up their new headquarters in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood. The Orthodox Jewish movement has dispatched hundreds of emissaries throughout the world to promote the faith. Just after the fall of Communism and just prior to his own death, Schneerson sent Rabbi Berel Lazar to represent Chabad in Russia.

Feb 10 20:43

Female Rabbi Publishes The Single Stupidest Piece On Biblical Adam And Eve Ever Written. It's Not Close.

On Thursday evening, The Forward unleashed the single most illiterate piece ever written on the Biblical story of Adam and Eve. The piece defies description; it has to be read to be believed. Its central thesis, however, is that God somehow sexually harassed Eve, and that Eve is “the first case of #MeToo.”

This is not a total surprise coming from the same publication that ran a piece this week suggesting that Orthodox Jews are the new white supremacists.

The author, Tamara Kolton, is a female rabbi and psychologist in Birmingham, Michigan. She’s also the author of a presumably unreadable soon-to-be-released book, Oranges for Eve: Walking The Way of the Divine Feminine. But if this essay is any indicator, that book will best be used as a doorstop.

Feb 08 09:54

Priest calls for excommunication of 14 Catholic senators who voted against late-term abortion ban

A Catholic priest is calling on bishops to excommunicate the 14 Catholic-identifying U.S. senators who voted last week against banning late-term abortions. He is also calling on priests to deny the Catholic pro-abortion senators Holy Communion.

“Today is the day for their bishops to issue a formal statement acknowledging that these men and women have publicly denied their Catholic faith, and if not formally, then have informally excommunicated themselves,” Father Dwight Longenecker wrote in a recent blog post.

Many bishops often refuse to publicy correct pro-abortion politicians who say they are Catholic. Of these, a small number prefer to be more "pastoral," handling the matter in private.

Feb 08 09:52

A Breaking Point in the Papacy?

At the beginning of 2018, Steve Skojec predicted that this year would mark “the beginning of the end” of Pope Francis’ power. It is now becoming increasingly clear that this pontificate might be facing several distinct points of fracture. Francis’ international standing is being undermined. There are at least five areas where the pope has become vulnerable: the Cardinal Marx scandal; the Bishop Barros abuse case; the Chinese crisis; the controversy concerning the upcoming World Meeting of Families in Ireland; and the growing resistance to Amoris Laetitia.

Feb 06 08:05

BBC and Church Elites Attack British Christians for Wanting Lower Immigration

The BBC has attacked Anglicans after a study revealed that nearly nine out of 10 want immigration levels “reduced”, claiming that Christianity demands support for open borders.

Feb 05 20:39

2015 letter belies pope’s claim of ignorance

Pope Francis received a victim’s letter in 2015 that graphically detailed how a priest sexually abused him and how other Chilean clergy ignored it, contradicting the pope’s recent insistence that no victims had come forward to denounce the cover-up, the letter’s author and members of Francis’ own sex- abuse commission have told The Associated Press.

The fact that Francis received the eight-page letter, obtained by the AP, challenges his insistence that he has “zero tolerance” for sex abuse and cover-ups. It also calls into question his stated empathy with abuse survivors, compounding the most serious crisis of his five-year papacy.

Feb 03 11:38

Almost 100 Attacks Against Christians Registered in Germany in 2017 - Report

The success of Germany’s multiculturalism policy has been questioned after statistics from the German Federal Police Office appear to show that a traditional Christian state is no longer a safe place for the believers.

The number of crimes targeting Christians in Germany reached nearly 100 cases last year, according to a report by the Federal Police Office. These stats have been gathered for the first time after a demand by the country’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and its head Thomas de Maizière after several notorious cases.

A homicide, grave and minor bodily injuries and arson are listed in the dossier. In a quarter of attacks churches and Christian symbols were hit and damaged. The murder case in the report is the one in Bavarian Prien am Chiemsee in April 2017, where a failed Afghan asylum seeker is said to have stabbed to death an Afghan Christian convert woman in front of her children.

Feb 01 18:42

The Travesty of Vice-President Mike Pence in Jerusalem (by Michael Hoffman)

His Protestant fundamentalist creed is subordinate to the Babylonian Talmud. His speech to the Israeli Knesset was co-written by Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.

Jan 31 09:32

War on Faith: Why Are Atheist Groups Suing Ben Carson?

Dr. Ben Carson, the head of Housing and Urban Development, responded this week to two atheist groups who are suing him and HUD for participating in Bible study sessions.

In his response, Carson – known for his Seventh Day Adventist Christian faith – said that the groups were trying to “intimidate” him and other senior Trump administration officials for being forthright and open about their beliefs.

“First of all, taxpayer funds are not used to support the ministry, and secondly, no staff are involved in the Bible study,” Carson wrote on Facebook. “More importantly, I refuse to be intimidated by anti-religious groups into relinquishing my spirituality or religious beliefs. One of the principles of our nation‘s founding is freedom of religion.

Jan 29 08:09

Blame the Snake: Pope Credits Talks in the Garden of Eden as First ‘Fake News’

Calling on news consumers to step aside from online echo-chamber opinion mongering, Pope Francis stepped into the fake news debate by equating the hissings of the fabled snake in the Garden of Eden to the current state of media credibility — or lack thereof — even quoting Russian novelist Dostoevsky in the process.

"We need to unmask what could be called the snake-tactics used by those who disguise themselves in order to strike at any time and place," the popular Argentinian-born Pope wrote for the Catholic Church's upcoming World Day of Social Communications, taking place later this spring.

Jan 29 07:55

JESUS’ FOREIGN POLICIES

The 1970s and 80s were the heydays of evangelical Christian fundamentalists in the United States. Many of us remember famous (or infamous) fiery evangelist preachers such as Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Jimmy Swaggart and many others. These Bible-thumpers galvanized and mesmerized millions of Americans into adopting extremely fanatical but mostly naïve stands on a host of issues ranging from abortion and women lib to the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Jan 28 12:26

Rest in Peace Greg Evenson, A Former Host of RBN Passed Away January 27, 2018

Greg Evenson has made an appearance in the documentary movie “Revelation” the follow up film of “Behold a Pale Horse” and hosted a show for a time on Republic Broadcasting network called Heartland USA. He has been a guest on many Patriot talk shows and has written many articles calling out the tyrannical agenda against America.

Jan 27 10:23

Pope Francis Criticizes Fake News Yet The MSM Is More Guilty Than Anyone

By Aaron Kesel

Pope Francis condemned fake news as satanic, stating journalists and social media users should ignore and unmask manipulative “snake tactics” that foster division to serve political and economic interests, Reuters reported.

“Fake news is a sign of intolerant and hypersensitive attitudes and leads only to the spread of arrogance and hatred. That is the end result of untruth,” Francis said...

Jan 26 11:29

PROSPERITY HERETIC KENNETH COPELAND BUYS GULFSTREAM V PRIVATE JET, DEMANDS $17 MILLION MORE FROM HIS SHEEPLE

“The Holy Spirit confirmed to Brother Copeland that the Gulfstream V was the plane the Lord had set aside for KCM,” claimed Charlie Bollinger, who identified as a volunteer Elite CX Team Leader. “Right away discussions began, and Brother Copeland developed a wonderful personal relationship with the seller, Christian businessman and moviemaker Tyler Perry.”

Jan 26 06:56

Google Home smart speaker DOESN'T know who Jesus is but can identify Muhammad, Buddha and Satan, outraged users claim

He may be one of the most famous figures in history, but it appears the Google Home smart speaker doesn't know who Jesus is.

At least, that's according to several outraged users who have accused Google of deliberately filtering its results to fit its own agenda.

They claim that despite not providing any details about Jesus, the smart speaker can still identify Buddha, Muhammad and Satan.

Jan 24 15:50

Western Europe Must Return and Rediscover Their Christian Roots to Counter the Muslim Invasion and the New World Order

Once a long time ago in western European countries of Germany, Sweden, Great Britain and France had strong Christian roots. The people were very strong in biblical principles that promoted high moral standards being the salt of the earth. Now it seems the Church has become very ineffective no longer the moral compass of Western Europe. Christianity was a very strong influence in Western European societies long ago, now the church is just a structure and no longer an institution as a strong moral anchor to preserve stability their societies.

Jan 24 14:06

Western Europe Must Return and Rediscover Their Christian Roots to Counter the Muslim Invasion and the New World Order

Once a long time ago in western European countries of Germany, Sweden, Great Britain and France had strong Christian roots. The people were very strong in biblical principles that promoted high moral standard being the salt of the earth. Now it seems the Church has become very ineffective no longer the moral compass of Western Europe. Christianity was a very strong influence in Western European societies, now the church is just a structure and no longer an institution as a strong moral anchor to preserve their society.

Jan 22 14:30

At Davos, 6 Feet of Snow Brings Limousines to a Crawl

There is A God!

DAVOS, Switzerland — It may be tempting fate to try to gather 60 heads of state and hundreds of global business leaders in the dead of winter in a Swiss mountain valley. This year, the World Economic Forum’s luck seems to have run out.

Fat, damp snowflakes have been tumbling down for the past six days, burying the town in six feet of snow, three feet of it in the last two days alone. Snow was still falling fast on Monday night, and the steep, pine-dotted slopes were so heavily laden that some neighborhoods here in Davos had to be evacuated for fear of avalanches.

Jan 22 11:14

Catholic Bishops Visit Gaza: "Young people in the West Bank continue to suffer violations of their dignity on a daily basis, which have become unacceptably normalised by occupation"

An international contingent of Roman Catholic Bishops took their annual trip to Palestine, and issued a signed declaration upon the conclusion of their visit. It stated, in part, "Young people in Gaza continue to be robbed of their life chances by the enduring blockade, which indiscriminately denies them the opportunity to flourish. Young people in the West Bank continue to suffer violations of their dignity on a daily basis, which have become unacceptably normalised by occupation... The young people of the Holy Land have been consistently failed by both their own leaders and the international community. The anger that we witnessed is entirely justified..."

Jan 22 10:17

On This Anniversary of Roe. v Wade, Remember Trump's "Pro-Life" Supreme Court Pick Neil Gorsuch Insists That "A Fetus Is Not A Person" (Video)

Unbelieveable how people are still duped and fooled into believing that politicians will "save them" and "stop abortion."

Jan 22 07:23

Chilean Catholics Stunned As Pope Accuses Child Sex Abuse Victims Of Slander

Pope Francis accused victims of Chile’s most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country.

Francis said that until he sees proof that Bishop Juan Barros was complicit in covering up the sex crimes of the Rev. Fernando Karadima, such accusations against Barros are “all calumny.”

The pope’s remarks drew shock from Chileans and immediate rebuke from victims and their advocates. They noted the accusers were deemed credible enough by the Vatican that it sentenced Karadima to a lifetime of “penance and prayer” for his crimes in 2011.

A Chilean judge also found the victims to be credible, saying that while she had to drop criminal charges against Karadima because too much time had passed, proof of his crimes wasn’t lacking.

Jan 18 18:35

Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

Pope Francis accused victims of Chile’s most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country.

Francis said that until he sees proof that Bishop Juan Barros was complicit in covering up the sex crimes of the Rev. Fernando Karadimas, such accusations against Barros are “all calumny.”

Jan 18 07:53

AMISH FAMILY ORDERED TO USE ELECTRICITY

The Yoder family abstains from using electricity due to their religious beliefs, especially when the public grid is the source of the power. Instead of the modern-day sewer system, the family uses an “old-fashioned privy” — an outhouse — that doesn’t require electricity or running water.

However, Warren County ordered the Yoder’s connect to the municipal utilities “without further delay,” an act that the Yoder’s have fought the city over because connecting to the public line requires them to also install an electric grinder pump, a device that directs waste away from their home.

Jan 15 12:01

Jews and Their Jokes

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Citing a Pew Research Center study titled “A Portrait of Jewish Americans,” Dauber reports that “42 percent of respondents felt that ‘having a good sense of humor’ was part of ‘being Jewish in America today,’ 14 percent more than being ‘part of a Jewish community’ and 23 percent more than ‘observing Jewish law.’?” In other words, at the heart of being Jewish, in the minds of a preponderant number of American Jews, is comedy. How did this minority people produce so much humor, so many jokey jakeys?

The Old Testament, to put it gently, is not notable for humor.>>>

Jan 15 08:14

Catholics Ask Trump to Probe Soros-Obama-Clinton Conspiracy at Vatican

Did billionaire speculator George Soros, President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, and Obama/Clinton adviser John Podesta conspire to overthrow the conservative Pope Benedict XVI and replace him with a radical, Pope Francis? Did they use America’s intelligence agencies, and our nation’s diplomatic machinery, political muscle, and financial power to coerce and blackmail “regime change” in the Roman Catholic Church?

Jan 15 08:13

Pope Francis: Fears of Mass Migration Are ‘Legitimate’ and ‘Fully Comprehensible’

In a nuanced address Sunday for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis seemed to walk back earlier statements denouncing “xenophobia,” acknowledging instead that fears associated with mass migration are logical and justifiable.

Jan 15 08:11

PICTURES: Historic German Church Demolished as Mosques Multiply Across the Country

The 19th century Church of St Lambertus in Immerath, Germany, has been torn down despite public protests, as mosques and Islamic centres multiply across the country.

The huge building, which was “notable for its double towers and neo-Romanesque design”, according to the Catholic Herald, was demolished by the RWE mining company to make way for an opencast lignite mine.

Jan 15 05:48

Abbas Calls Israel A ‘Colonial Project’ Unrelated To Judaism

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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday night implied European Jews during the Holocaust chose to undergo “murder and slaughter” over emigration to British-held Palestine, and alleged that the State of Israel’s first prime minister David Ben-Gurion imported Jews from Yemen and Iraq to the country against their will.

The Palestinian leader further asserted that the State of Israel was formed as “a colonial project that has nothing to do with Judaism” to safeguard European interests.

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Jan 14 16:14

Salafi mission calls into question Saudi concept of moderation and policy in Yemen

James Dorsey questions whether Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad’s proclaimed quest to “return” to “moderate islam” includes subscribing to concepts of tolerance and pluralism which at present seems unlikely. >>

Jan 13 09:30

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [JANUARY 13, 2018]

Friday in Palestine once again means large demonstrations across both Gaza and the occupied West Bank, as locals continue to demonstrate against President Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Jan 13 09:10

Pope Francis Could Appoint a Woman Cardinal, Leading Church Figure Says

The former Catholic Archbishop of Newark and now member of the College of Cardinals Joseph Tobin’s ground-breaking comments in an interview with the New York Times, reported January 11 on Life Site, on the need to include women in the governance of the Church come as Pope Francis has continued his policies of liberalizing the Church’s teachings.

Jan 13 06:15

Migrants must visit Nazi concentration camps, Germany's Jewish council says

New migrants to Germany must visit Nazi concentration camp memorials to help tackle a perceived rise in anti-Semitism, Germany’s Central Council of Jews said on Wednesday, supporting a proposal by a Palestinian-German politician.
Anti-Semitism remains a sensitive issue in Germany, one of Israel’s closest allies, more than 70 years after the end of the Nazi-era Holocaust, in which 6 million Jews were killed.
Note: How does 2% of the population with their lies control 98% of the people?

Jan 11 10:44

U.S. Catholic Bishop's Letter to Secretary of State Tillerson Requesting that the U.S. Embassy Remain in Tel-Aviv

Dear Secretary Tillerson: As Chairman of the Committee on International Justice and Peace of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), I write with urgency regarding Israel and Palestine.

Jan 08 07:38

Pope Francis Wants Even More Islamic Invasion of Europe

Not surprisingly, the purported head of the Catholic Church, Jorge Bergoglio, a.k.a Pope Francis, has ushered in 2018 with another denunciation of those who want to preserve what is left of Western Civilization. In a New Year’s address that the Church now calls “World Day of Peace,” instead of the traditional feast day of the Circumcision, Bergoglio once again labeled those who want to curb the coercive migration of Third World peoples into Occidental cultures as “sowers of violence,” “xenophobic,” and they “racially discriminate.”*

Francis continued his criticism of immigration opponents as being “guilty” of “demeaning the human dignity due to all as sons and daughters of God.”

A reality check is in order for Francis: the vast majority of migrants are Muslim who are mostly young males. They are not “sons and daughters” of the Christian God and would be, to say the least, a little bit offended as being categorized as such!

Jan 08 05:55

Egypt’s proposed anti-atheism law would be an anti-honesty law

Egypt’s Parliament is considering passing a law criminalizing atheism, which is to say they are considering passing a law criminalizing honesty. If the government makes it a crime to admit one is an atheist, then they in effect create an incentive to lie about belief in God. Thus the proposed law would punish honesty and reward lying for those who do not believe in God. Moreover, the proposed law threatens freedom of conscience. If someone in the depths of their soul does not believe in God, through freedom of conscience, it is better to let them speak honestly rather than pressure them into silence or worse yet lying.

Jan 07 09:59

Palestinians attack ‘traitor’ Patriarch’s convoy for sale of lands to Israel

Palestinian Christians have attacked the convoy carrying the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem al-Quds as he was visiting the Israeli-occupied West Bank, blaming him for controversial land sales to Israeli investors.

The protesters blocked Patriarch Theophilos III's motorcade as he was being driven towards a church in Bethlehem on Saturday, chanting "traitor, traitor," The Jerusalem Post reported.

The religious leader is accused of allowing controversial sales of the church’s property to groups contributing to Israel’s illegally-built settlements in East al-Quds. Palestinians consider East al-Quds the capital of their future state.

The protesters smashed the windows of three cars in the convoy, but not the Patriarch's vehicle.

Jan 06 09:05

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [JANUARY 6, 2018]

Jan 06 08:51

Catholic church in Valais rocked by new sex abuse claims

Accusations of historic sexual abuse have been made against around ten Catholic priests in the bishopric of Sion in the canton of Valais.

The bishop of Sion, Jean-Marie Lovey, has asked the victims for forgiveness, the Swiss news agency SDA reported, quoting Radio Rhône FM.

It said the abuse of children and young people happened between the 1950s and 1990s, and all the cases were now too old for a prosecution to take place.

Jan 05 11:36

Re-thinking, Re-feeling Camus

We have much to learn from the past, of course--if we have the patience, will, stamina and time to do so.

In our digital age we’re often overwhelmed with the Present: we can get “lost” in the present miasma of competing claims and obligations.

Jan 05 08:57

Swarthmore College Offers ‘Queering the Bible’ Course with ‘Trans Readings of Scripture’

An elite liberal arts college is offering a class called “Queering the Bible” for the 2018 fall semester, in which it promises to “destabilize long held assumptions” about what the Bible says about gender.

According to the course description published in the Swarthmore College Catalog, the course will survey “queer and trans* readings of biblical texts,” while introducing students to “the complexity of constructions of sex, gender, and identity in one of the most influential literary works produced in ancient times.”

Jan 02 10:38

Zmirak: Pope Francis Should Repent or Else Resign

Pope Francis has done more to divide Catholics than any pope in 150 years. He has clouded the Church’s teaching on marriage and sexuality. Francis has thrown out the clear, recent teaching of two of his immediate predecessors — which echoed Church practice and preaching for 2000 years. He has politicized the papacy, using its bully pulpit to further crudely crafted left-wing talking points on everything from the economy to immigration to climate science. He has marginalized and punished his critics, to the point that a new book calls him the “Dictator Pope.” Now he’s defending his handpicked lieutenant, Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga. That Honduran leftist (and anti-Semite) is accused of massive corruption that benefited him personally, to the tune of $40,000 per month. Other favorites of Pope Francis include the disgraced Belgian Cardinal Wilfrid Daneels — who was caught on tape trying to silence a sex abuse victim — and LGBT advocate Fr. James Martin, SJ.

Dec 31 08:03

Pope circulates Nagasaki image under heading, ‘The fruit of war'

Francis, for this holiday period, asked that a small card be printed and distributed, which on its reverse side carries the inscription, “The fruit of war,” running above the pope’s signature. The front side of the card displays a picture taken by American photographer Joseph Roger O’Donnell, a Marine who worked for four years after the atomic blasts in Hiroshima and Nagasaki documenting their impact. The shot shows a young Japanese boy standing in line at a crematorium with his dead younger brother on his back.

Dec 30 11:02

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [DECEMBER 30, 2017]

Dec 29 16:04

Jerusalem belongs to us all!

Stuart Littlewood explains why Jerusalem does not belong to, and must not be allowed to be usurped by, the Israelis, and argues that it is past time for Palestinians to reframe the argument so that the justice of their cause is understood globally.>>

Dec 29 07:47

Evangelical Christians 'uncritical' in support for Trump, UK bishop says

Paul Bayes, bishop of Liverpool, accuses some religious leaders of ‘colluding with a system that marginalises the poor’

Dec 29 07:46

Bishop of Liverpool hits out at Christians who support Donald Trump

The Church of England Bishop of Liverpool, Paul Bayes, said there was no justification for Christians who went against God’s teachings to protect the poor and weak.

Mr Bayes said: “Some of the things that have been said by religious leaders seem to collude with a system that marginalises the poor, a system which builds walls instead of bridges, a system which says people on the margins of society should be excluded, a system which says we’re not welcoming people any more into our country.

“Whenever people say those kinds of things, they need to be able to justify that they’re saying those things as Christians, and I do not believe it’s justifiable.”

Dec 28 10:46

Swedish Church Accused of Peddling 'Immigration Propaganda' During X-Mas Worship

A Swedish church has included praise of immigration in its controversial Christmas sermon, which triggered strong criticism from fellow Swedes.

Policeman, criminologist and journalist Fredrik Kärrholm visited the beautiful Yttergran Church in Uppsala Parish on Christmas Eve and was not impressed with the sermon, which, according to his description, mostly consisted of "political propaganda" for increased immigration.

By Kärrholm's account, the priest preached against measures to restrict immigration to the Nordic country and condemned Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson's recent claim that Sweden has received too many migrants, advising refugees to seek asylum elsewhere in the EU.

Kärrholm argued this was "extremely sad" and urged the church to become "depoliticized."

Dec 28 08:18

Far-right AfD says German churches politicized like 'in Nazi era'

Religious leaders have spoken out against the anti-migrant and anti-Islam Alternative for Germany party - remarks the AfD sees as collusion with Chancellor Angela Merkel's government.

"We now know that the official churches, whether Protestant or Catholic, are politicized through and through," Alice Weidel, party co-chair, told weekly news magazine Focus.

"The separation of church and state is no longer respected," said Weidel in a pre-released excerpt of an article to be published Saturday.

"With a few exceptions, large parts of the churches play exactly the same disreputable role that they played in the Third Reich," added Weidel, whose party regularly makes polemical remarks about Germany's Nazi past.

Protestant and Catholic institutions in Germany did not put up organized resistance to the 1933-45 National Socialist regime, although individual pastors and priests opposed the Nazi rise.

Dec 26 10:16

Pennsylvania family ordered to take down offensive Jesus Christmas display

A Pennsylvania family was ordered by their homeowner’s association to take down their Jesus Christmas display after one of the neighbors reported it as offensive.

Mark and Lynn Wivell of Adams County, a Gettysburg subdivision, said they put up their Jesus display last Saturday, FOX43 reported.

“As part of our Christmas decoration, we would display the name Jesus to point out to everyone that we in this family believe that the reason for the season is to celebrate the birth of Jesus,” said Mark Wivell told FOX43.

But the homeowner’s association wasn’t having it. On Sunday, the association told the family to take down the sign after a neighbor complained it was offensive. The homeowner’s association also claimed the display was a sign, not a decoration – which is a violation of the rules, USA Today reported.

Dec 26 10:05

War on Christmas: Dem Leaders Ignore Holiday: “It’s Literally Everything They Hate”

Numerous Democrats and leftists have been ignoring Christmas Day on social media while Republican leaders honor the holiday.

Leftist leaders like Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Elizabeth Warren, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Rep. Maxine Waters, and even Hillary Clinton haven’t acknowledged Christmas Day on Twitter – unlike many other Republican leaders – as of this writing.

Dec 26 09:15

Archbishop of Canterbury Uses Christmas Address to Lash Out at Populists

The archbishop of Canterbury has spoken out against “tyrannical and populist” world leaders in a Christmas message likely to be seen partly as a rebuke against US president Donald Trump.

Justin Welby was preaching at Canterbury cathedral at the same time as Pope Francis made oblique criticism of Trump in his traditional Christmas address in St Peter’s Square in Vatican City.

The pontiff made particular reference to the situation in the Middle East just two weeks after the US president inflamed tensions in the region by controversially recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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