and the demand made on Catholic nunneries providing for the sick, elderly and dying … that they provide contraception measures is simply disgusting and unbelievable!! What the fuck were the bastards compiling the mandate thinking?!!!!
….A group of religious sisters that cares for the elderly poor in the U.S. was among several religious organizations to gain protection from the federal contraception mandate shortly before it took effect on Jan. 1.
“We are grateful for the decision of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor granting us a temporary injunction protecting us from the HHS contraceptive mandate,” said the Little Sisters of the Poor.
On Dec. 31, just hours before the mandate was to take effect for religious non-profit groups, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued an emergency stay temporarily blocking the regulation’s enforcement against the religious sisters. The federal government has until 10 a.m. on Jan. 3 to reply to Justice Sotomayor’s order.
The Little Sisters of the Poor – who have provided physical, spiritual and emotional care for the elderly and dying in communities throughout the U.S. for 175 years – voiced gratitude for the decision.
“We hope and pray that we will receive a favorable outcome in order to continue to serve the elderly of all faiths with the same community support and religious freedom that we have always appreciated,” the consecrated sisters said in a Jan. 1 statement.
Justice Sotomayor’s stay applies to the Little Sisters as well as more than 200 religious groups insured by the Christian Brothers Employee Benefit Trust. It protects these groups from the demands of the federal contraception mandate, which requires employers to offer health insurance covering contraception, sterilization, and some drugs that can cause early abortions.
Employers who fail to comply with the mandate face crippling penalties…..
I know of no better way than gathering the righteous Christians from all branches and segments of Christianity to act as one against the cult of islam. Russia’s Orthodox Christian Church (ROC) has the right idea, even if at times some of their nutty monks and priests speak against Israel and Roman Catholics, they know in their heart of hearts that the enemy is islam … and the old rivalry between themselves and Catholicism and Judaism is child’s play compared to the danger all Christians and Jews face from the Caliphate.
The pics below are of cathedrals and churches in Russia.
Besides the Orthodox Christians, Russia’s Roman Catholics are increasing their numbers too although not in leaps and bounds like the ROC.
During the Soviet Union’s reign of terror, according to some reports, the ROC lost almost half its congregation who gave up their faith and turned to communism and atheism in order to keep their jobs and be immune from harassment from the commies. Many of the ROC priests and bishops were killed outright or died in prison. After the fall of the Soviet Union, the ROC has picked up the pieces and are roaring ahead … so much so, that if this wikipedia item is accurate, then Russia now has anywhere between 45% – 65% of the population identifying themselves as Orthodox Christians.
The following news, events and activities makes me believe that those numbers are to be believed. I wonder how long it will take the talking heads in North America to give up on their hatred of the once communist Russia and open their eyes to the new Russia…. a Christian Russia.
The late Christopher Hitchens had “warned” of Christianity’s revival in Russia.
Christopher Hitchens, before he died, warned of the rising influence of Christianity in Russia in matters of State.
Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev go to Church frequently, kiss precious icons of the Virgin Mary and seek political and moral counsel from the Russian Orthodox Clergy. Furthermore, to the surprise of many Americans, particularly Evangelical Christians, Vladimir Putin wears a Christian cross around his neck and, according to Putin, there is a “miraculous” story attached to the cross and therefore, he claims, he never takes it off. ……...
In a land where the Russian Orthodox Church dominates, one evangelical charismatic church is creating spiritual waves.
“The Protestant movement is growing very strongly,” said Rick Renner, senior pastor of Moscow Good News Church.
Renner and his wife Denise are at the forefront of the movement. In 1991, the couple moved their family to what is now the former Soviet Union with the goal of reaching Russians with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Nine years later, in September 2000, they started Moscow Good News Church in the Russian capital city.
“Moscow Church is approximately 3,500 people in regular attendance,” Renner told CBN News.
That’s big for Russia, where most Protestant churches attract less than a thousand people to each of their congregations.
...St. Andrew’s Cross to Tour across Russia, Ukraine and Belarus….
This on St Andrew, one of the twelve apostles according to wikipedia:
Early Christian History in Ukraine holds that the apostle Andrew is said to have preached on the southern borders of modern-day Ukraine, along the Black Sea. Legend has it that he travelled up the Dnieper River and reached the future location of Kiev, where he erected a cross on the site where the St. Andrew’s Church of Kiev currently stands, and prophesied the foundation of a great Christian city, Jerusalem of the Russian/Ukrainian land.
.…Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has urged Estonian believers to attend church more often, RIA Novosti reports. “You can certainly pray at home. Some people say, ‘I am a believer but I don’t go to church.’ So why is it necessary to attend church?” the patriarch said on Sunday after a service in a newly consecrated church, whose foundation was laid in 2003 by his predecessor, the late Patriarch Alexy II, in the Estonian capital Tallinn.
“Because the Gospel contains very important words: ‘For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them [Matthew 18:20],’” the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, who was on a visit to Estonia, said….
Medvedev calls rapid revival of Orthodox Christianity in Russia a miracle. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has spoken of the fruitfulness of cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and government and public institutions and called the revival of Orthodox Christianity in Russian in the past two decades a miracle.
“Speaking of what has happened in these 20 years from the viewpoint of my feelings as an Orthodox Christian, it is simply a miracle. Frankly speaking I could not imagine 15-20 years ago that the revival, the recovery of faith for an enormous number of our compatriots would proceed at such a speed,” Medvedev said at a meeting with the Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and members of the country’s Orthodox community.
He attributed this largely to the efforts of the Patriarch, clergymen and donors and also the attitude of the state…..
‘The spiritual revival of Russia might inspire Christians in Western European countries that have adopted anti-religious laws’.
This was stated by head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill after a service at the Novodevichy Monastery in Moscow to celebrate the anniversary of the return to the Church of the Iberian Mother of God icon.
The Patriarch regrets that many countries in Western Europe are legalizing sins condemned by God. In ancient Russia, the Iberian icon stayed in the Novodevichy Monastery for three centuries. Since 1917, it was kept in reserves of the State Historical museum.
On May 6 last year, it was returned to Novodevichy Monastery…...
Atheists and the remnants of believers of the commie Soviet Union are doing their best to keep Russians from flocking back to Christianity. Atheists have to come to grips with reality and realize that only an united front of all Christians, whether they are die-hard believers or just born in the faith of their parents, must throw aside their either delusionary or real authentic feelings of “superior intelligence” and work towards defeating the Caliphate. Only Christians can save your heads from being separated from your bodies by the jihadis when they take over … dear Atheists and Gays …. and don’t you forget it.
… A group of scientists and human rights activists has established the Moscow Society of Atheists in order to revive an ideology that has gone out of fashion here during a decade of post-communist life.
The society has been set up to defend Russia against what its members see as the threat of clericalism as religion, particularly the Russian Orthodox Church, the country’s main church, grows in influence.
One of the Society of Atheists’ organizers, human rights activist Lev Levinson, told ENI that his organization’s first major action would be to send an open letter to President Vladimir Putin, protesting against a mention of God in the new text of the Russian national anthem. Levinson said this was at odds with the constitution which proclaimed that Russia was a secular state.
Referring to a line of the anthem that states that “the native land [is] protected by God,” Levinson said: “It is not up to the state to establish whether God exists or not.”
Russia’s new anthem is set to the music of the old Soviet anthem, and was the subject of intense debate here last year. Presumably anxious to avoid another debate over the wording, President Putin adopted, unilaterally by presidential decree, anew text for the anthem two days before New Year’s Eve, when the anthem was given its premiere on national television.
In the new text, written by Sergei Mikhalkov, the same poet who wrote the words of the communist anthem in 1943, praise for Soviet pioneer Lenin and the Communist Party is replaced with praise for Russia as the “holy country.”……..
Photographs of Russian Orthodox cathedrals from sites as far afield as St. Petersburg and the Aleutian Island chain of Alaska have gone on display at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon, RIA Novosti reports. The pictures, taken by A. Dean McKenzie, professor emeritus of art history, were taken during field trips to Russia and Alaska and display diverse architectural styles.
The installation includes images not only of celebrated cathedrals such as St. Basil’s on Red Square in Moscow and the 11th century Haghia Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod, but also traditional wooden churches known as “kokoshniki” and the much less well-known Church of Saint Nicholas, in Juneau, Alaska, which was established by members of the indigenous Tlingit people in 1881….
More pics of cathedrals and churches here.
This guy should be packed off to jail.
Corinne Ton That writing at CTVNews:
…. A Catholic priest pleaded guilty Monday to fraud and theft, after admitting to gambling away money stolen from Ottawa’s Blessed Sacrament Church.
Father Joseph LeClair admitted at his preliminary hearing Monday morning that he has a gambling problem, and that he defrauded the church of $130,000 over a five-year period.
He admitted to pocketing $16,000 from the collection plate, and thousands of dollars in fees from marriage preparation courses, to pay his gambling debts accrued at Casino Lac Leamy…..
……..Ottawa police allege more than $240,000 was misappropriated from 2006 to 2011, while an additional $160,000 was unaccounted for. It’s alleged that $20,000 in furniture and household items belonging to the parish was also taken from the rectory when LeClair left the church. Police say the items were later recovered from a house outside of Ontario……..
Where’s Papa Francois? MIA. RIP Oscar winning papa. If he said anything forceful about the latest atrocities committed against Christians in Pakistan and Kenya, then the adoring lefty media following him didn’t find it worthwhile to report on. This should have been when this Pope came out forcefully and sure, but just like our hordes of politically correct corrupt politicians the Catholic pope too turns out to be just like the whole dirty lot. We, the little people, have to fight the big war ahead of us ourselves just like we have been fighting the many battles to date. There’s no help coming from the fucks in power.
John Bingham writing at TelegraphUK:
Christians now suffering mass martyrdom, says Archbishop of Canterbury
Christians are being deliberately attacked because of their faith across parts of the Muslim world and even martyred for their faith in large numbers, the Archbishop of Canterbury has warned.
The Most Rev Justin Welby said that there had been more than 80 Christian “martyrs” in the last few days alone.
He was speaking about the bombing of All Saints Anglican church in Peshawar, Pakistan, in which 85 were killed and more than 200 injured.
But he said that Christians were also being singled out for violence in a string of other countries.
Christian communities which have existed “in many cases since the days of Saint Paul” are now under threat in countries such as Syria and Egypt, he said.
Last month around 100 Christian sites were attacked amid the turmoil in Egypt, with 42 churches burnt to the ground. Ancient Christian communities in Syria have also been singled out for violence…….
Peter Standford writing at Telegraph:
Christians are being thrown to the lions again By using the word ‘martyr’, the Archbishop of Canterbury has highlighted the worsening persecution of believers taking place around the globe. Archbishop Justin Welby’s choice of the word “martyrs” to describe the 81 Pakistani Christians killed when their church in Peshawar was targeted by suicide bombers has raised eyebrows. It is the sort of language avoided nowadays in the secular, sceptical West, with its taken-for-granted religious freedoms, in case it makes people feel uncomfortable…….
which the sly one knows will be repeated as pearls of wisdom by his growing mass of fans. I bet he has a book of well-thought out “Godly” quotes in a handy pocket of his papal attire which he peeps into before talking to anyone. Man …. t…
This is what the “‘Judeo-Christian in name only” (JCINOs) countries deserve. Carry on, Martians. I am with you. Hurray for the Martians, so cutey-cute they are.
Police in Vineland are searching for the suspects who vandalized statues outside two churches overnight.
According to the Vineland Police Department, officers were dispatched to the Sacred Heart Church at 922 E Landis Avenue for reported criminal mischief. An investigation revealed that sometime during the night, the suspects had vandalized several religious statues on church property.
The vandals hacked off the head of a statue of the Virgin Mary. In addition, the vandals also chopped a statue of Joseph in half.
A few hours later, officers were dispatched to St. Francis of Assisi Church at 23 W Chestnut Avenue for the same incident. A subsequent investigation revealed statues at this church had been damaged in the same manner as the ones at Sacred Heart.
At the St. Francis of Assisi Church, the vandals hammered in the faces of Jesus, Mary and Joseph on a statue.
“They are not just statues, but pictures and images of people that should be remembered,” parishioner Jose Rodriguez said.
For the faithful, it is an emotional attack………
“God’s weak spot is his love for those who are lost” says the conniving, crafty, pacifist pope.
In other words this guy wants us to love murderers, headchoppers, rapists, pedophiles and every kind of vermin because in his opinion, …
There’s a bishop in Spain
declaring mutants can be un-mutant
with a dose taken once a day
just like you would for flu.
There’s a nun nursing a baby
But she didn’t try the old trick
of “I’m a virgin”
She’s from El Salvador, not the Middle East.
…..When doctors conducted an ultrasound and told her she was in an advanced stage of pregnancy she screamed: “I can’t give birth, I am a nun.”
Father Benedetto Falcetti, head of the regional branch of the Catholic charity Caritas, said Sister Roxana appeared to have become pregnant when she returned home to renew her passport.
“It was the rekindling of a childhood flame,” he said.
Local bishop Delio Lucarelli said Sister Roxana would have to leave the Little Disciples of Jesus convent where she has lived at Campomoro, near Rieti. The head of the convent, Sister Erminia Pusceddu, said: “She did not know how to resist temptation.”……….
….Spain’s newly appointed cardinal to Rome has insisted homosexuality can be cured with treatment and likened it to other “bodily deficiencies” such as high blood pressure.
The comments by Fernando Sebastian Aguilar, who was named one of 19 new cardinals by Pope Francis last week, provoked an immediate backlash in Spain.
The 84-year-old Archbishop Emeritus of Pamplona said: “Homosexuality is a deficient way of manifesting sexuality because (sexuality) has a structure and a purpose, which is procreation.” “Homosexuality, which can’t achieve this purpose, is a failing,” he said in an interview with Malaga-based newspaper Diario Sur, published Sunday.
He went on to compare it to his own deficiency of high blood pressure. “Our bodies have many deficiencies. I have high blood pressure — a deficiency I have to correct as I can.” With this in mind he continued:“Saying homosexuals suffer a deficiency is not an insult. It’s a help because in many cases of homosexuality it is possible to recover and become normal with the right treatment.” His comments brought swift criticism from some quarters……..
The Catholic PR machine is spinning overtime. The way this guy works is like no other Pope has ever done before him. One day he shoots out a lot of commonsense and says things truly commendable, the next day he says stuff that make warrior Catholics like me grind our teeth and want to shake his shoulders.
Here are examples of the nice, the not so nice, somewhat brave, excellent, the ugly, the stupid, Hollywood Oscar winning stuff, and the MEGA STUPID from Papa Francis.
Excellent Pope meets Rome Jews, commemorates deportations to Auschwitz.
Nice. Pope Francis calls for fewer rules, more mercy in mission statement.
Calls on Catholic Church to abandon obsession with moral doctrines, ‘hierarchy of truths’ and focus on poor….
Not so nice. God’s weak spot is his love for those who are lost, pope says.
Nice “When man thinks only of himself, of his own interests and places himself in the center, when he permits himself to be captivated by the idols of dominion and power, when he puts himself in God’s place, then all relationships are broken and everything is ruined; then the door opens to violence, indifference, and conflict…
Hollywood star Pope Francis washed the feet of a dozen inmates….
And, the MEGA STUPIDITY for saying that “authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence”
Amazing woman. Her detective powers are par excellence. This is not pro-Assad propaganda because a godly woman like Mother Agnes would not involved herself in duplicity. Links to her report and comparison photographs at the link below.
Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, sociologist and geopolitical analyst writing at RT:
One nun puts entire US intel community to shame over ‘stage-managed’ Syria footage. The US intelligence community has been put to shame by the dedication and determination of a lone Christian nun. Her modest study of the videos of the Syrian chemical attack shows they were productions involving staged bodies.
Those who take the time to read the report by Mother Agnes and the International Support Team for Mussalaha in Syria (ISTEAMS) will realize that it disgraces the entire US intelligence community for endorsing video footage that is clearly dubious and not credible upon careful study by even a layperson.
No one denies that chemical weapons were used. The US federal government and the mainstream media in the US and countries allied to it have been playing a dirty game of equating the a) rejection of accusations that the Syrian government used chemical weapons with b) an outright denial that chemical weapons were used. The two are deliberately being mixed together to confuse the general public. The question is who used the chemical weapons? ………
…………..Undoubtedly there will be those who will dismiss the fact that there is an almost total absence of adult corpses next to the bodies of the children, nor any parents, especially mothers, coming to claim their children. Where were the parents? From a cultural context, this is strikingly odd. It is highly unlikely that the parents, especially the mothers of all these children, would have left them alone or not rushed to where their bodies were…..
…….Even if one ignores some of the arguments in the Mother Agnes report, there are some observations in the study that are undeniable. These observations will lead anyone to conclude that the scenes in the footage that the US intelligence community nominated are stage-managed.
Some of the same bodies were planted or recycled in different scenes and makeshift morgues that were supposed to be in different locations. The same bodies of the same children are spotted in different locations.
There is additional footage that either gives a contradictory impression to that of the videos nominated by the US intelligence community for the Obama Administration or shows that children were being arranged and moved around. …..
……Many bad things have happened in Syria, including the chemical attack in East Ghouta. Yet there many questions that have to be answered.
There was a massacre in Latakia on August 4, 2013 that went unreported. The mainstream media in the US and the countries allied to it failed to cover this or casually pass it over, obviously because it was inconvenient to change the agenda in Syria.
The study mentions that the relatives of children that were abducted by the US-supported insurgents have begun to come forward to identify their relatives in the videos. It paints an ominous picture that the bodies of these children were prostituted to open the field in Syria for a foreign military intervention.
Regardless of whatever position one takes on Syria, it is their responsibility to analyze the videos from the alleged chemical attack and pay attention to observations of Mother Agnes Mariam’s report……
Don’t understand why these guys are trying to find excuses for the dhimmi pope for stating that “…authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Quran are opposed to every form of violence….” That wasn’t wishful thinking…. it was jus…
Total idiots! “Rebels not sent one reassuring sign to Christians” says Catholic dumbo of the Church. Don’t you get it idiot? Their book tells the Muslims to hate you and kill you! PERIOD. ***sigh*** The sane thing to do would be to take up arms and kill the bastards before they kill you, instead you prefer to be the lamb at their banquet. ***sigh***
However, I will give him credit for knowing that the attack on the Christian city of Maaloula is symbolic. It’s to show how Christians have been defeated in Syria. Soon after USA, Britain, France, Canada and others showed their support for the terrorists after the August 21 “false flag” CW attack blamed on the Assad regime, the killers became more empowered to do the West’s biding in Syria. There’s no better way of carrying out that biding than to kill Christians on behalf of Judeo-Christian nations, is there?
Syrian bishop says rebels have not sent one reassuring sign to Christians. The Armenian Catholic Archbishop of Aleppo, Boutros Maryayati has said that if there is another ceasefire in Syria all Christians will think about is fleeing.
“Christians have not received one reassuring sign from the various groups that make up the rebel militia or from Islamist fundamentalists. So if there is a ceasefire, all Christians will think about doing is fleeing.” This is how the Armenian Catholic Archbishop of Aleppo, Boutros Maryayati described the prevailing fears and sentiment among the Christians of Aleppo, the northern Syrian city which has been isolated for months as anti-Assad forces have been holding the city under siege.
According to Marayati, the atack on the town of Maalula is also symbolic . And the question is, why didn’t they carry out the attack before?” The prospect of a U.S. – led military attack “gave everyone further reasons to be afraid. Think what may happen if a missile hits a warehouse with chemical weapons… This idea now seems to have been scrapped but everything still appears bleak: this war has destroyed Syria not just its buildings but the hearts of its people. There is no longer any hope of bringing back the peaceful co-existence that existed before.”………
Below is something that bears thinking about. It has come from Dr.Robert Moynihan whose letters on the affairs of the Church are circulated in the Christian community.
“Two Romes have fallen, the third stands firm — a fourth there will not be.”—Attributed to the Russian Orthodox monk, Filofei, in about 1515 A.D. Filofei, Abbott of a monastery near Pskov, Russia, developed an explanation of this “message,” and submitted it to the Grand Prince of Moscow, Vasilii III (for the complete text of this explanation, see below). Filofei argued that Rome, the original seat of Christianity, had fallen because of corruption and heresy. Constantinople had been given over to the infidel Turks in 1453 because its people had failed to practice true Christianity. Moscow, having succeeded Kiev as the center of Russian Orthodoxy, was therefore the logical successor to the first two “Romes” as the center of true Christianity. Filofei further argued that no fourth “Rome” would ever arise, thus Moscow must carry on the true Christian faith, and the Grand Prince of Muscovy must take on the role of Defender of the Faith.
The wonderful about turn that Russian has taken is a true miracle of our modern times. We can clearly see that the rest of the Judeo-Christian countries have lost their moral equilibrium, whereas; Russia is looking to probably become the only Christian country that might escape the jaws of the Caliphate while the others are racing headlong into islam’s poisonous embrace.
Some points from Dr.Robert Moynihan’s report on the historic meeting:
…..Two main points were at the center of the talks, according to a Vatican press communique released after the meeting: the situation of the Catholic Church in Russia, and the grave situation of civil war in Syria…
….During the exchange of gifts, Putin showed off his religious side, blessing himself and reverently kissing an icon of the Virgin Mary that he gave to Pope Francis…..
….Does this mean that relations between Rome and Moscow — and between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches, divided since 1054 — are now on a new level of warmth?
It is too early to say. But certainly one more important step has been taken…
…..The Patriarch and the Pope have never met because of the dispute over these properties, which still simmers today.
On November 12, Pope Francis received in the Vatican the “foreign minister” of the Patriarchate of Moscow, Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev.
After the meeting, Hilarion spoke of the possibility of a meeting between Pope and Patriarch. “We are not yet ready to say when and where such a meeting may occur, but we are ready to prepare and work for such a meeting,” he said.
The Vatican and Russia established full diplomatic relations in 2009….
Being a Roman Catholic, it pains me to see another Catholic going down the dhimmi hole of no return. The most horrific part of all this is that the man is supposed to be a “historian” !! With idiots like him around, can you gauge the trouble we are in ?! Look, we might not be die-hard Christians, (I am to be found in the agnostic camp many a time) but we have to draw the line between the cult of islam and the other religions, because the only religion that is violent is islam.
I am glad to see that many others also think that Dr. Tim Stanley is a dhimmi of the worst kind. Two prominent bloggers below have their say:
Alan at BiasedBBC blog:
You may have been following the spectacle of the academic, historian and all round cosmopolitan Tim Stanley trying to handbag working class Tommy Robinson for his views on Islam.
The most recent cause of Stanley’s angst is, he tells us, because:
EDL leader Tommy Robinson tweets link to anti-Semitic website. That’s the company he keeps
Stanley writes in the Telegraph but regularly moonlights at the BBC and the Guardian amongst other media outlets. He typifies the snobbish, patrician, over educated, over mannered and self regarding pompous metro sexual self proclaimed elite that inhabits the corridors of the BBC that preaches to us all….as he himself admits:
Tim Stanley @timothy_stanley 1h Yes, I’m a snob towards the EDL. Since when did despising Right-wing violence become bourgeois?
Aahh…so…he can despise the EDL but the EDL can’t despise or criticise Islam….and it seems you can’t criticise Stanley’s opinion as ‘comments’ are off under both his anti-EDL pitches.
His fellow Telegraph blogger and BBC correspondent Jake Wallis Simons is beating the same path…could they be BBC ‘deniable operatives’? Saying things that the BBC would love to say but can’t…so it gives the nod to its ‘outliers’ to put the boot into the EDL in non BBC publications.
Here JWS falsely claims a Facebook memorial page for Lee Rigby was an EDL front………as highlighted on BBBC.
Here he has another go at the EDL………..
Ali Sina writing at FaithFeedom blog:
Today, I read a piece by Dr. Tim Stanley (a historian) on Daily Telegraph that amazed me of the depth of ignorance of some westerners about Islam. In this article titled, Islam Is Way More English than the EDL, Tim Stanley claims, “A lot of the fear shown towards Islam comes from the death of the Christian soul – we see a people who actually believe in something and we are intimidated.”
I am not sure on what this doctor bases his diagnosis, but he cannot be more wrong. He ignores the fact that a growing number of people, who were born and raised as Muslims, are coming to the realization that Islam is a dangerous creed, and not all of them convert to Christianity. ……………
……..Humans are primarily spiritual beings. For two centuries, the European intellectuals attacked every tenet of Christianity and did their best to uproot it. By doing so they created a spiritual vacuum, which Muslims are striving to fill. However, those who know Islam are alarmed. Yes some interpretations of Christianity are not savory, but embracing Islam is like jumping from the frying pan into the fire. Islam does not bring civilization, peace and harmony. All we have to do is look at Muslims. Can you name one Islamic country where there is peace and people are not busy killing each other in the name of religion? Since the beginning of Islam, Muslims have been at war with others and with each other……………..
Important video to listen to if you want to understand how the Catholic church has been corrupted. The decay started in the 1940s and now with the dhimmi pope in charge ….its almost complete. Partly to be blamed is the despi…
Have the leaders of the supposedly “free” world lost all sense of decency? Decent human beings will never bring themselves to arm, fund and support killers, kidnappers, torturers and madmen.
Giorgio Bernardelli writing at VaticanInsider:
Friday went by and still no news ….from the Jesuit priest Paolo Dall’Oglio who went off the grid on Monday. This means it is likely the priest was kidnapped. Over the past few days, activists have been claiming that Dall’Oglio had gone silent because he was involved in a mediation attempt. They said Dall’Oglio had told them to raise the alarm only if they had no news from him by Friday. And there has been no sign of him so far.
A tweet sent today from Jan Bartha’s account shows concern is growing. Bartha is a researcher friend of Dall’Oglio’s living in Raqqa, a city in Northern Syria where the priest had arrived last Saturday from Turkey. On Sunday he spoke at a demonstration. “Unfortunately I can confirm that Fr. Paolo has officially been kidnapped by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS),” he wrote in response to one of Fr. Dall’Oglio’s fellow brothers who was asking him if he had heard from the priest. On Tuesday, Bartha claimed he had been with Fr. Dall’Oglio “up until five minutes ago.”
Beyond this news, which is always hard to verify, there is something else that is causing even greater concern: developments in Northern Syria. Various sources claim that one of the reasons why Fr. Dall’Oglio went to the area was to try to heal the internal rift between Kurds and Islamists, the war within a war between Assad’s opponents, which had been brewing for weeks and finally exploded into a violent conflict in recent days.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH) bulletin states that at least twelve jihadists were killed by the Kurds against the more than twenty two Kurds that were killed by jihadists. The conflict apparently mainly concentrated around the city of Ras al-Ain; the Kurds claim there are two hundred people being held hostage by ISIS. The Syria Comment blog – another usually reliable source of information – published the translation of what constituted a real war declaration against the PKK, signed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and by other fighter groups. In the declaration, the PKK is accused of betrayal and of acting on behalf of the enemy Bashar al-Assad. If Fr. Dall’Oglio went to see the heads of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant to defend the Kurdish cause, he really does find himself between a rock and a hard place…………
They both love Muslims …. the very people, who given a chance, would cut both to bite sized pieces are loved to pieces by both these mega dhimmis.
The madness of Pope Francis:
….On Islam, Francis said closer ti…
If you have ever wondered how the Sicilian Mafia, known as having the worst kind of murdering bastards in the Mafia hierarchy, could kill so heartlessly and yet profess to be peaceful Catholics, attend Sunday services and contribute to the Church’s coffers … wonder no more. Their DNA can be traced back to murderous Muslims.
Richard Tada writing at WeeklyStandard:
...A band of Muslim raiders sacked Rome in 846 a.d., plundering the city’s churches and getting clean away with their loot. They had come from Palermo, in Sicily, which had been in Muslim hands for 15 years. Sicily was then on its way to becoming a predominantly Islamic and Arabic-speaking island, and it remained under Muslim rule for over two centuries, until the Normans conquered it in the late 11th century.
Expressions of astonishment that the land of cannoli and the Mafia was once part of the Islamic world may be forgiven, since this is the first detailed book on the period to be written in English. Leonard Chiarelli directs the Aziz S. Atiya Library for Middle East Studies at the University of Utah; among his scholarly achievements is detecting the presence of the heterodox Ibadite sect in Muslim Sicily. His book is comprehensive and reliable—if at times dry and lacking in eye-catching detail. This is due, in part, to his sources: There were Arab historians who focused on Sicily, but their works have not survived; thus it becomes necessary to cobble together references to Sicily from later Muslim historians whose primary interest was North Africa. The sole contemporary source is the Cambridge Chronicle (so-called because the first copy to be studied in modern times was held by Cambridge University), which tersely recounts events from 812 to 964………….
….The Fatimid caliph was determined to reduce Christians to second-class dhimmi status—subordinating them and requiring them to pay an annual poll tax. Thus, in 962, a Muslim army marched on the Christian town of Taormina, on Sicily’s northeastern coast. The residents resisted for several months before surrendering. They were then sold into slavery, and the town was resettled by Sicilian Muslims; Taormina itself was renamed al-Mu’izziyah in honor of the reigning Fatimid caliph. The Fatimids then defeated a relief force sent from Byzantine Calabria, and they took the last autonomous Christian community—the inland town of Rametta—in 965. Rametta was also repopulated by Sicilian Muslims as part of a deliberate Fatimid policy of accelerating Islamization by introducing Muslim residents into Christian areas…..
We Catholics have been “blessed” with a dhimmi for a pope. **sigh** **sob** Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
Mind you, Fr.Paolo Dall’Oglio is/was a dhimmi himself …. perhaps as big a dhimmi as Pope Francis is proving to be. Is Fr. Dall’Oglio still among the living? Nobody knows and very few really care.
Francesca Paci writing at VaticanInsider:
….Exactly five months have passed since the kidnapping of Fr. Paolo Dall’Oglio, the founder of the monastic community of Mar Musa who embraced the rebel cause after living under the Damascus regime for 30 years. In return he was issued an expulsion order.
Abuna Paolo, as the members of his community call him, ignored Vatican advice, returning to Syria on more than one occasion after his expulsion in June 2012. In the end he was kidnapped in the city of Raqqa while he was apparently trying to negotiate the release of the Orient TV crew with the infamous Al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis). Orient TV is a dissident television channel based in Iraqi Kurdistan, which Fr. Dall’Oglio had worked with in the past. “We are working hard on the ground and on a diplomatic level with both institutional and other partners,” the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Crisis Unit stated. The Unit has secured the release of 37 Italian hostages over the past two years but Fr. Dall’Oglio and Giovanni Lo Porto are still being held prisoner.
After months of no news from the 59-year-old Jesuit, the Secretary of the Syrian National Front, one of the many names given to the opposition, denounced his execution but the director of the Arab Reform Initiative, Salam Kawakibi, confirmed that the news was false after receiving information from “reliable sources”. The Dall’Oglio family said that the less people talked about the kidnapping the more chances there were of a positive outcome particularly given the situation in the part of the world where he was kidnapped…………
Let’s hear a loud applause.
Part of his speech in Brazil said this:
I have learned that, to gain access to the Brazilian people, it is necessary to pass through its great heart; so let me knock gently at this door. I ask permission to come in …