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  • Another Church Sign Warning Would-Be Shooters: ‘We Are Heavily Armed’

    A church in Tampa Bay, Florida, is getting attention for its warning sign that the congregation is “heavily armed” and ready to use deadly force if anyone steps foot into the sanctuary wishing to do them harm. “Welcome to the River at Tampa Bay Church,” the black, red, and white sign reads outside. “Right of admission reserved. This is private property.” It goes on to say:

    Truth Revolt
  • Irish Catholic Priest Tells Christians to Abandon the Word ‘Christmas’

    Father Desmond O’Donnell is urging Christians to give up the word “Christmas” and replace it with something else, saying that Christmas has been hijacked by “Santa and reindeer.”

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  • NY Times Chides D.C. Bible Museum, Suggests Critics of Islam as Bad as ISIS

    The New York Times jabbed at Christians and conservatives in two articles Saturday related to museum exhibitions. Emily Cochrane nitpicked the new Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., while an art critic looking at a Paris exhibit on the history of Christians in the Middle East suggested the French populist Marine Le Pen was as bad as the jihadists of ISIS.

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  • Helping the poor is a "Passport to Paradise," Pope says

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis welcomed the poor, homeless and unemployed as guests of honour for a Mass and gourmet meal in the Vatican on Sunday, saying that helping the needy was one way of obtaining a "passport to paradise".

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  • Pope devotes Mass to poor, calls indifference a 'great sin'

    Celebrating Mass with poor people, Pope Francis is denouncing “indifference” as a great sin.

    Washington Post
  • Pope devotes Mass to poor, calls indifference a 'great sin'

    Celebrating Mass with poor people, Pope Francis is denouncing "indifference" as a great sin. St. Peter's Basilica on Sunday was filled with poor people as well as prelates as the Catholic church marked its first "World Day for the Poor." Francis decried those who contend that poverty's...

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  • Helping the poor is a 'Passport to Paradise,' Pope says

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis welcomed the poor, homeless and unemployed as guests of honor for a Mass and gourmet meal in the Vatican on Sunday, saying that helping the needy was one way of obtaining a "passport to paradise".

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  • Gerry Adams to step down in end of an era for Irish nationalism

    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams, a pivotal figure in the political life of Ireland for almost 50 years, said on Saturday he will step down as party leader and complete a generational shift in the former political wing of the Irish Republican Army (IRA).

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  • Alabama pastor supporting Moore: 'More women are sexual predators than men'

    An Alabama pastor who supports Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) blasted the allegations of sexual harassment against Moore, saying they're part of a "war on men.""More women are sexual predators...

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  • The Latest: Detroit priest beatified by Catholic church

    The Latest on the beatification of the Rev. Solanus Casey, a late Detroit priest who could be made a saint by the Roman Catholic Church if a second miracle is attributed to him: (all times local): ——— 4:55 p.m. A Detroit priest who focused his ministry on the poor...

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  • Vatican: New probe begun into alleged sex at youth seminary

    The Holy See says a fresh investigation has been opened into allegations a future priest had sex with a fellow student when they were teenagers at its youth seminary in Vatican City.

    Washington Post
  • Vatican: New probe begun into alleged sex at youth seminary

    The Holy See says a fresh investigation has been opened into allegations a future priest had sex with a fellow student when they were teenagers at its youth seminary in Vatican City. The Vatican on Saturday said there were "signals" starting in 2013, some of them provided anonymously, about...

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  • Woman's ashes to be exhumed after council accidentally sold the same grave plot twice

    A woman must be exhumed and moved from her grave after council errors meant she was accidentally buried in a plot which had already been sold to someone else.

    The Telegraph
  • NY Times Op-Ed: 'The Pence Rule' Is a False Solution to 'Male Predation'

    On Wednesday, Katelyn Beaty, described as "an editor at large for Christianity Today and the author of 'A Woman’s Place,'" tried to make "A Christian Case Against the 'Pence Rule.'"  In the process, she smeared the rule, and the Vice President, as being in place primarily to avoid "male predation."

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  • Museum of the Bible faces revelations, controversy as it opens

    In the beginning, there was Hobby Lobby president Steve Green and his first purchase of a biblical artifact in 2009 that launched the Green Collection. What Green has accomplished since then is a full-fledged museum dedicated to the "Book of Books" in Washington, D.C. After nearly three years of...

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  • Irish Catholic priest urges Christians to abandon the word Christmas

    Father Desmond O’Donnell says the words Christmas and Easter have lost all sacred meaning An Irish Catholic priest has called for Christians to stop using the word Christmas because it has been hijacked by “Santa and reindeer”. Father Desmond O’Donnell said Christians of any denomination need to accept Christmas now has no sacred meaning. Continue reading...

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  • One of Roy Moore's defenders said Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult — here's what the Bible says about that

    Brynn Anderson/Reuters Alabama State Auditor Jim Ziegler defended Roy Moore against allegations of sexual assault, comparing the biblical story of Mary and Joseph to Moore's then-teenaged accusers. Neither the Gospel of Matthew nor the Gospel of Luke specifies the ages of Mary and Joseph. The proto-gospel of James describes Mary as a 12 year old girl. However, the proto-gospel of James also notes Mary and Joseph never had sexual intercourse. The Bible describes love and respect between Mary and...

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  • Abuse victims say new attention should spur New York reforms

    Every year, Bridie Farrell travels to the state Capitol hoping it's the last time she has to urge lawmakers to pass the Child Victims Act and allow people molested as children to sue those responsible even after the statute of limitations on civil cases has expired. Each year has been a...

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  • CBS, NBC Hype ‘Controversy’ and ‘Cloud of Suspicion’ Over Museum of the Bible

    Fearing that America was one step closer to becoming a theocracy with the opening of the privately-funded Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C., on Thursday and Friday, CBS This Morning and NBC’s Today hyped the supposed “controversy” swirling around the institution, even claiming that a “cloud of suspicion” hung over the building as it opened its doors.

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  • Paté, latte, satay and a piece of cake for afters

    God’s forgiveness | Essex towns | Corduroy trousers | Pronunciations | Rebutted or refuted? While I agree with Giles Fraser (Loose canon, 17 November) that God’s forgiveness is offered freely, whatever the sin, there is a proviso. The sinner must acknowledge their sin and ask for forgiveness. With the forgiveness comes God’s instruction: “Go, and sin no more.”Val SpougeBraintree, Essex • Decca Aitkenhead, interviewing Michelle Dockery in last Saturday’s Weekend magazine, told us the Downton...

    the Guardian
  • Christian charity removes Bible from simplified Nativity story to avoid confusing children who don't go to church

    A Christian charity has removed mention of the Bible and simplified its version of the Nativity story to avoid confusing children who don't go to church.

    The Telegraph
  • Revealed: monk who abused children on Caldey Island for decades

    Exclusive: Abuse by a monk who preyed on girls on a tiny island off the coast of Wales was covered up in the 70s and 80s Summer holidays on Caldey Island were seemingly idyllic. The tiny island off the Welsh Coast at Tenby is a place of beauty and holiness, with bluebell woods, clifftop walks, tea gardens and picturesque beaches. Pilgrims come for religious retreat, staying in the island’s cottages, joining the monks in prayer at the imposing Italianate Abbey of Our Lady and St Samson. In...

    the Guardian
  • Battle for the West: Hungarian PM Says 'Silent Majority' Will Prevail Over 'Globalist Elites' and 'The Soros Empire'

    Hungary's Viktor Orbán has launched a stunning denunciation of the mass migration and mass consumerism pushed on the West by global elites, declaring that the "true spirit of the age" points to a resurgence of conservative values centred on country, family, and tradition.

    Breitbart
  • Methodist Church appoints first transgender minister

    A university chaplain has become the Methodist Church's first transgender minister after hiding her true identity for more than four decades.

    The Telegraph