A Weekly Roundup of Religious and Political News
"It makes no difference whether the victims are Catholic, Copt, Orthodox or Protestant. Their blood is one and the same in their confession of Christ"says Pope Francis — (This is the Catholicism of Christ) SHOEBAT Francis calls on Christians everywhere to stand united with Jews in condemning Anti-SemitismCHRISTIAN TIMES "Francis is a modern-day St George fighting the forces of evil"
— says Monsignor Guillermo Karcher, an Argentinian priest who has known the Pope for over 20 years RADIO VATICANA
"Everyone loses when culture doesn’t care about marriage and family"
says Pope Francis CNS
Pope to canonize the Apostle of California, Junípero Serra, in Washington ceremony on September 23VATICAN INSIDER
Rabbi Jonathan Cahn’s epic speech to the United Nations on Christian persecutionCYBER TRIBE US Navy Chaplain ORDERED to stop praying in Jesus’ name
— Appalling "Police State" attitude typifies America’s new anti-Christian style of government, observers say CHL
Religious freedom advocates claim "hostile work environment" for Christians in US military
— (And they would be right, for the US military has indeed become aggresively anti-Christian in recent years) GOSPEL HERALD
Kirsten Powers blasts Obama for his silence on Christians thrown overboard by Muslims because they prayed to Jesus CHRISTIAN POST "Barack Obama’s persecution of Christians is directly emboldening ISIS massacres abroad,"
says the head of the Family Research Council, Tony Perkins CHRISTIAN POST
The New America: Illegal immigrant charged with rape of 10 year oldWGNO "Killing Jews is Worship" posters will soon appear on NYC subways and busesWASHINGTON POST Nuns walk out of San Francisco Catholic School in protest of gay lobbyNCR Pro-homosexual messages painted on churches in North CarolinaCHRISTIAN NEWS Newsmax’s Top 100 American Christian LeadersNEWSMAX Just when you thought America could sink no lower:
Chimpanzees given HUMAN rights. NY judge rules that two primates held at research lab are covered by same laws that govern people DAILY MAIL
The New America: Cop slams mother to pavement, knocking her unconscious in front of six year old daughterIWC Obama and Erdoğan to jointly open new ‘mega-mosque’ in Maryland
— (Erdoğan called Obama to ask if he would jointly open the center, and Obama immediately agreed) ANADOLU
Police State America: California Bill would force Christian parents to vaccinate children against religious beliefsCHARISMA Obama being called "National Disgrace" for breaking promise and refusing to describe slaughter of Armenian Christians as genocideCHRISTIAN POST The New America: Brooklyn student praises ISISAMC "My brother Barack Obama is dishonest and has abandoned our family"
— Malik Obama WND
McDonalds to close 700 stores having already closed 350 earlier this year
— (I have mentioned [read my news summaries from last year] that 2015 would see an economic downturn in the US, potentially leading to a major economic "event") IWC
The world we’ve become: Sickening moment husband smashed new wife’s head 11 times on pavement before shooting her dead at point blank range DAILY MAIL
Outrage over pending UN decision on Temple Mount — The UN is likely to adopt a proposal condemning and limiting, Jewish and Israeli activity in and around the site of the Temple Mount — (This is certain to lead to conflict. Watch out!) BIN Jew-hating Arabs rob, stab, then kidnap Israeli man, found bleeding in car trunk after police chaseJEWISH PRESS Hamas says PA could be next pawns in Saudi-Iranian proxy warFXN Netanyahu to Israel’s neighbors: "Stop idolizing murderers, that’s not how you make peace"JERUSALEM POST "Next war with Hamas before end of 2015,"
warns former IDF Commander ARUTZ SHEVA
"I knew Jews arriving at Auschwitz would not be leaving,"
says former SS guardDAILY MAIL
Palestinians fire rocket into Israel as they celebrate Independence DayJERUSALEM POST
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BRITAIN & IRELAND
How British politicians are trying to buy the Christian voteTELEGRAPH BBC temporarily abandons anti-Christian agenda to produce astonishing documentary supporting truthDISCLOSE The New Britain: British Muslim student bans "whites" from cultural meeting DAILY MAIL Cornwall’s only Catholic secondary cuts link with Church
— The first Catholic free school in Britain is to cut its link with the Church THE TABLET
Bishop of Lancaster establishes two Personal Parishes for the Syro-Malabar Church in DioceseCCIEW "Why I’m giving up my academic career to become a nun"TELEGRAPH Irish bishops considering options over wedding ceremony officiatingCATHOLIC HERALD Irish Presbyterian Church urges Christians to vote "NO" in gay marriage referendumCHRISTIAN TODAY Scottish priest named first Catholic principal of the Armed Forces Chaplaincy CentreSCONEWS
The bloody truth about Turkey’s Christian genocide — Turkey’s blood-soaked depravity exceeded even today’s atrocities by the Islamic State DAILY MAIL Muslims arrested for throwing Christians into seaCHL Greece orders raid on government coffers as cash dwindlesTELEGRAPH Greece is "running on empty"
— Deputy finance minister says country is on the verge of bankruptcy and unable to pay wages as tax HQ has its electricity cut off (And so the dominoes are about to fall!) DAILY MAIL
Church restaurant for the poor in France accused of damaging local businessCHRISTIAN TODAY ISIS smuggling jihadists into Europe disguised as desperate refugees, warns Nato chiefEXPRESS Turkey must apologize for Armenian genocideDAILY STAR Armenian Church canonizes victims of 1915 massacre by Ottoman TurksDAILY MAIL Islamic attack on Paris churches foiled by French policeALETEIA German Catholics find Vatican family questionnaire "fixated on ideal image of family,"
says Bishops Conference THE TABLET
This is the Europe which the enemies of Christ have been working towards for decades: French Prime Minister "178 Catholic churches under police protection"CATHOLIC CULTURE Estonian Orthodox may be gravitating towards Ukrainian Catholic Church
— (To our Estonian brothers and sisters in Christ, we say "welcome") CATHOLIC CULTURE
Italy’s quick-divorce law takes effect
— (Italy has made a poor choice by endorsing this legislation) CATHOLIC CULTURE
Muslims burn 69 churches in NigerCBN Senior Islamic cleric endorses marital rapeCLARION Boko Haram adopts ISIS religious cleansing strategyCHL "Boko Haram is spreading to Cameroon, while the world looks the other way"
says Bishop Bruno Ateba of Cameroon — (Sadly, we are seeing that the leaders of the "New World" are not especially supportive of Christians) CNA
Nun, 86, gang-raped then murdered in South Africa
— (The worldwide persecution of Christians continues) DAILY MAIL
Kenyan Catholic bishop says "stop playing around" on anti-Christian violenceCRUX Somali Christian sacrifices all for ChristCHL
"Iran cannot be trusted"
— says former Secretary of State ARUTZ SHEVA
Iranian government delivers ultimatum to Pastor Saeed Abedini "Either convert to Islam or be imprisoned for life"CHRISTIAN DAILY "World is silent over missing bishops," says Syrian Christian leader
— (It is a tragedy, but many goverments, it seems, could care less) CATHOLIC HERALD
Obama family pilgrimage to MeccaSHOEBAT
THE ISIS FILES
Muslim executed by ISIS gave his life in solidarity with Christian friend — A Muslim executed by ISIS militants on the beach in Libya gave his life so as not to abandon Christian friend — (Can we call this true love? I believe so) VATICAN INSIDER ISIS forces Eritrean Christian teens to recite Koran and watch beheading of other ChristiansIBT
ASIA & AUSTRALIA
Hindus conduct repeat attack on Catholic schools in IndiaRADIO VATICANA Christian persecution on the rise in IndiaMNN Pakistan: Muslim husband burns wife to death for leaving home without permissionSHOEBAT Second Christian boy burned alive by Muslims in PakistanSHOEBAT Islamic school bans children from sports due to fears over "losing virginity"THE AGE
All ethics discarded as Chinese scientists begin modifying human embryosNATURE Our sick and depraved world: University recruits teens to volunteer to abort babies for research—
(I hope the University of Hawaii and the University of Washington in Seattle feel ‘proud’ of themselves!) LIFE NEWS
Bullying, sexual pressures and the 24/7 online lifestyle puts schoolgirls at greater risk of emotional problemsDAILY MAIL California pregnancy centers fight law forcing them to promote abortionCHL Controversial California sex-ed class spurs parental rights law
— A controversial sex-education program at a California high school has provoked state lawmakers into proposing legislation that would increase parental rights over the content their students are exposed to CHL
To my gay brothers and sisters: God wants to give you something better than a homosexual lifestyleCHRISTIAN POST Five ways watching pornography is terrible for your romantic relationshipsLIFE SITE
George Weigel explains how the BBC series Wolf Hall “proves, yet again, that anti-Catholicism is the last acceptable bigotry in elite circles”DENVER CATHOLIC "You cannot stop me," says African American pastor Creflo Dollar
— (As with clerical abuse in the traditional churches, this sort of thing in the newer churches are why many never find faith) CHRISTIAN NEWS
The issue of public lands and the repercussions for American IndiansHIGH COUNTRY NEWS 5,000 years of religion in 90 seconds
— (The timing of the birth of Hinduism, shown at the start, is disputed by historians) MAPS OF WAR
Our climate models are WRONG: Global warming has slowedDAILY MAIL
Let us be clear about such matters and not shilly-shally around like fools and worse. Priests who do not pray are not welcome in the Church, ever! You are what Christ describes as "false shepherds." Go and get a secular job, and don’t trip up on your way out of the Church!
Compromise will lead to the Church’s fragmentation and cause others to lose their faith.