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CHURCH MILITANT HEADLINES, OCTOBER 12, 2017

CHURCH MILITANT HEADLINES, OCTOBER 12, 2017

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October 12, 2017

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Dutch Abortion Industry Wracked by Allegations of Fraud
Netherlands’ taxpayers bilked out of millions. FULL STORY

Boy Scouts Now Accepting Girls
Move comes after transgender and openly gay scouts are allowed. FULL STORY

Non-Profits Help to Get Nativity Scenes Displayed
Offering free sets and legal help to get displays at all 50 state capitols. FULL STORY

Anti-Christian Persecutors Have Gotten Wealthier
Study shows wealth allows persecutors to threaten Christians’ financial well-being. FULL STORY read more

THE VORTEX: TRENDING – A trend that is not trending

THE VORTEX: TRENDING – A trend that is not trending

October 12, 2017

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The “trending” in the social media world means something is getting a lot of attention, and everyone is sharing it and retweeting it and posting it — yada, yada. But the more accurate understanding of the term refers to how something is unfolding, developing or advancing, so there is some relationship between the more traditional definition and the social media jargon.

What is trending in the Church in the United States these days is near extinction. But the funny thing is not many people are actually talking about it. It’s not getting a lot of attention. So the issue is both “trending” and not “trending,” depending on where you fall in the world of “trending.” read more

Pope Francis: ‘Death Penalty Is Inhumane Measure That Humiliates Human Dignity’

Pope Francis: ‘Death Penalty Is Inhumane Measure That Humiliates Human Dignity’

Holy Father addresses Oct. 11 conference marking the 25th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. By Elise Harris/CNA/EWTN News

VATICAN CITY — In an Oct. 11 speech to members of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, Francis said the topic of the death penalty should have “a more adequate and coherent space” in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

This topic “cannot be reduced to a mere memory of a historic teaching” without taking into account the works and teachings of recent popes, he said, adding that it must also consider the “mutual awareness of the Christian people, who refuse a consensual attitude toward a penalty which seriously undermines human dignity.” read more

Pope Francis: Resignation is not Christian, a Christian takes risks

Pope Francis: Resignation is not Christian, a Christian takes risks

ROME REPORTS in English

Published on Oct 11, 2017

SUBSCRIBE 61K Subscribe!: http://smarturl.it/RomeReports Visit our website to learn more: http://www.romereports.com/en Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RomeReportsENG/ This week marks the 100 anniversary of the last apparition in Fatima and he asked to pray for peace.

‘Resignation Is Not a Christian Virtue,’ Pope Reminds Pilgrims From Middle East, Lebanon, Holy Land

Reminds Arabic-speaking Pilgrims That Our Hope Is Based on Certainty of Christ’s Return

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“I give a warm welcome to the Arabic-speaking pilgrims, particularly those from Lebanon, the Holy Land, and the Middle East!”, said Pope Francis during his General Audience of October 11, 2017.

This morning’s General Audience was held at 9:30 in St. Peter’s Square where the Holy Father Francis met with groups of pilgrims and faithful from Italy and from all over the world. read more

CHURCH MILITANT HEADLINES, OCTOBER 11, 2017

CHURCH MILITANT HEADLINES, OCTOBER 11, 2017

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October 11, 2017

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The Catholic Magazine Interview With Milo They Refuse to Print
Milo Yiannopoulis talks about his Catholic faith, masculinity, Fr. James Martin. FULL STORY

Vatican Bank Files Lawsuit to Recoup 230 Million Euros 
Unusual move for the bank with a long history of scandal. FULL STORY

Undercover Investigation Exposes Bias at New York Times
Nick Dudich under review after violating editorial policy. FULL STORY

Greek Parliament Makes Gender Change Easy
Greek Orthodox Church blasts the move as immoral. FULL STORY read more

THE VORTEX: HELL STINKS! Work out your salvation in fear and trembling

THE VORTEX: HELL STINKS! Work out your salvation in fear and trembling

October 11, 2017

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When people think of Hell, fire is the first image that comes to mind. Indeed, it should be the first because that is what Our Lord presented to us. Of all the pains on earth a man can undergo, nothing is worse than burning. So, Our Lord is telling us that the pains of Hell are to be compared with the greatest pain you can experience on earth. But there is an even more sobering reality about Hell, and that is the capacity for pain actually increases in the next life and to be fair, so does our capacity for joy. This is owing to the fact that in our current temporal reality, being confined to time and space, there are limits on us — extreme pain would cause us to pass out or die. But in the next life, there are no limits. The soul is catapulted into the realm where the limits of the temporal world no longer hold any power. read more

Pope Francis in Santa Marta: “Rigid souls do not know how to open their hearts like Jesus does”

Pope Francis in Santa Marta: “Rigid souls do not know how to open their hearts like Jesus does”

ROME REPORTS in English

Published on Oct 10, 2017

Subscribe!: http://smarturl.it/RomeReports Visit our website to learn more: http://www.romereports.com/en Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RomeReportsENG/ Pope Francis invited Christians to read the story of Jonah to understand what mercy really is.

Santa Marta: Do Not Be Rigid to the God Who Opens Hearts

Pope Reminds God’s Mercy Prevails Over All

Mass at Santa Marta © L'Osservatore Romano

Mass At Santa Marta © L’Osservatore Romano

We have a God of patience who knows how to open hearts, even those that are rigid. According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis gave this reminder today, Oct. 10, 2017, during his daily morning Mass in his residence Casa Santa Marta, as he reflected on a reading from the Book of Jonah. Francis recalled that in the Bible story, God asks Jonah to convert the city of Nineveh. While at first the prophet refuses to and runs away, later he fulfills the Lord’s orders. However, the Pope reminded,  Jonah was angry because God forgave people, “who, with open hearts, showed repentance.”

The Holy Father went on to criticize those who have “stubborn souls,” and “do not understand what God’s mercy is,” including Jonah. read more

CHURCH MILITANT HEADLINES, OCTOBER 10, 2017

CHURCH MILITANT HEADLINES, OCTOBER 10, 2017

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October 10, 2017

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Abortion Industry Hits Back at Trump Over HHS Mandate
Three states file lawsuits claiming broadened exemptions are unconsitutional. FULL STORY

Thousands of ISIS Soldiers Surrender in Iraq
Officials perplexed over reason why they are suddenly quitting. FULL STORY

New California Law Threatens Jail for Offending Transgenders
LGBT Senior Bill of Rights targets hospital and nursing home workers. FULL STORY

Stewardess Fired for Pro-Life Views Sues Southwest Airlines
Charlene Carter argues her religious beliefs require her to share believe that abortion is murder. FULL STORY read more

Pope Francis in Santa Marta: “One who helps others is on the right path to Jesus”

Pope Francis in Santa Marta: “One who helps others is on the right path to Jesus”

ROME REPORTS in English

Published on Oct 9, 2017

Subscribe!: http://smarturl.it/RomeReports Visit our website to learn more: http://www.romereports.com/en Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RomeReportsENG/ He asks Christians to examine if they are always available to help others, like the Samaritan.

Santa Marta: Imitate the Good Samaritan

Pope Calls on Catholics to Examine Their Own Attitudes

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CHURCH MILITANT HEADLINES, OCTOBER 9, 2017

CHURCH MILITANT HEADLINES, OCTOBER 9, 2017

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October 9, 2017

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Legionaries of Christ Rocked by Scandal 
Fr. Oscar Turrion leaving the priesthood after fathering two children. FULL STORY

Italian Author Blasted for Anti-Catholic Remarks
Massimo Faggioli reminded by faithful that Rosary is a weapon. FULL STORY

Trump Administration Rolls Back HHS Mandate
Exempts any employer with religious or moral objections. FULL STORY

ACLU Suing Catholic Healthcare Over Sex-Change Surgery
Lawsuit claims chest reconstruction for minor cannot be denied. FULL STORY read more