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From the Catholic League

  • Bill Donohue comments on media reaction to a speech given by Georgetown professor Jonathan Brown on February 7, on the Catholic League dot org.
  • Brown, a professor from Georgetown University publicly rose to the defense of slavery and rape, and not a single major media outlet—with the exception of a blogger on the Washington Post website and a brief posting on foxnews.com—has said a word about it. The absence of outrage is not hard to figure out: Jonathan Brown’s defense was limited to Islam.
  • Brown, a convert to Islam, holds an endowed chair in Islamic studies at Georgetown. The Jesuit-run institution has a wealthy benefactor in Saudi Arabia, a nation which bans Christianity.
  • If slavery doesn’t exist in Muslim-run nations, why the need to justify it? “Slavery cannot just be treated as a moral evil in and of itself,” he opined. He really means it. “I don’t think it’s morally evil to own somebody because we own lots of people all around us.”

Read the rest of this commentary by Bill Donohue at the Catholic League

The Return of the Black Robed Regiment.


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Some observers, having taken a bit of romantic license, compare the conditions of contemporary times to those situations the classic fantasy author J. R. R. Tolkien created in his Lord of the Rings trilogy.  This highly successful series was written as a sequel to his first “Middle Earth” novel The Hobbit but eventually developed into a much larger work. Written in stages between 1937 and 1949, The Lord of the Rings is one of the best-selling novels ever written, with over 150 million copies sold. [1]

The evil dark Lord Sauron, the principal antagonist of the story, had in a past era created one ring to rule all the rings of power he had given to the kings, human, Elf, and Dwarf alike; this was his plan to one day conquer all of Middle Earth by controlling the minds and desires of those wearing the aforementioned rings.

In the final installment, The Return of the King, all seems to be lost as Sauron’s armies largely comprised of Orcs—nightmarish, malevolent, Goblin like monstrosities created by Sauron’s Wizard—have overrun the land and appear to have no obstacles standing between them and the ultimate victory of destroying human kind and establishing Sauron’s kingdom.  It is at this point that the rightful heir to the throne of Gondor realizes that to save mankind he must leave his self imposed exile and rally the remaining forces opposed to Sauron.

Those observers first mentioned above, use this story of Tolkien’s as an Continue reading

5 Steps Toward a Great Awakening in 2017


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BY MICHAEL BROWN Ph.D. 29 December 2016 from The Christian Post

According to the Chicago Tribune, 2016 was, “A year unlike any year.” Merriam-Webster, famous for its dictionaries, picked “surreal” as the word of the year, and Nigel Farage of Brexit fame opined that 2016 was the “Year Of The ‘Political Revolution’ By The Little People.”

By all counts, 2016 was a Continue reading

What ​’Judge Not’ Really Means


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BY SHANE IDLEMAN from the Christian Post

News reports are featuring famous athletes, actors, and pop-stars being asked about abortion and gay-marriage. Often, they criticize Christians: “Doesn’t the Bible say ‘judge not’; who are you to tell people what they can, and cannot do?”

Unfortunately, misrepresentation of this Scripture is common among the media and other groups who often misquote Jesus’ words from Matthew 7:1, “Judge not, that you be not judged.” Ironically, few reference another scripture that also deals with judging, John 7:24. Here Jesus encourages His followers to “judge with righteous judgment.”

At first, these two scriptures may seem contradictory, but when we look at the context and the true meaning of “judge,” we clearly see that there is no contradiction. This misrepresentation of “judging” is an attempt to conform scripture to support opinions, when, in fact, moral values are designed to conform to scriptural truths. Personal opinions vary — truth does not. Continue reading

The Entire ‘LGBT’ Narrative Just Crumbled


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It’s time to stop condoning destructive behavior, and start speaking truth in unconditional love.

By MATT BARBER Published on August 29, 2016 • The Stream
If your daughter, sister, mother or friend “identified” as a fat person trapped in a perilously emaciated body — if she truly believed she was obese, but, in reality, suffered from anorexia — would you affirm her “fatness” and get her liposuction, or would you go to the ends of the earth to help her bring her subjective (and mistaken) identity into alignment with objective reality? When someone is engaged in demonstrably self-destructive behavior, it is not loving, but hateful, to encourage persistence.

It was, ironically, lesbian activist and writer Dorothy Allison who once wrote, Continue reading

‘Tenderness Leads To The Gas Chamber’


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By ROD DREHER • The American Conservative December 13, 2016, 10:04 AM

“In the absence of faith, we govern by tenderness. And tenderness leads to the gas chamber,” said Flannery O’Connor. Her point was that sentimentality cannot restrain the darker forces in human nature. Which brings us to the Catholic bishops of eastern Canada.

They recently published a pastoral document indicating how, in their opinion, Catholics who commit suicide voluntarily, through doctor-assisted euthanasia (which is now legal there), should be treated by the Church. The full document is downloadable here. It is a masterpiece of Francis-speak. The document can be summed up like this: “Yes, euthanasia is strictly forbidden by the Catholic Church, but we know that some people are going to choose it anyway, so we intend to offer them all the sacraments to help them along the way, because who are we to judge?”

Here are some passages from the document. This is the opening paragraph: Continue reading

The Battle Belongs to the Grassroots: This Is Our Moment


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by Doug Mainwaring
From Public Discourse at the Witherspoon Institute

December 15th, 2016

This battle hinges on one thing: creating a vibrant—dominant—marriage culture based on the participation of millions of individuals.
President-elect Trump has done what no one else has been able to do: he has slain the dragon of political correctness. Trump has cleared out the minefield and disarmed the booby traps that once allowed the advancement of progressivism to go on unimpeded. The aim of political correctness has always been undermining faith and family—the two things that stand as the greatest barriers between individual citizens and an unchecked statist government. As the Little Sisters of the Poor can attest, religious liberty and traditional morality have been Continue reading

3 False ‘Christian’ Beliefs Leading America’s Youth Astray: American Family Association


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Dec 13, 2016

There are three growing religious views held by Christian youth that are not backed by the Bible and are causing them harm, according to the American Family Association.
“Studies are continuing to confirm that vast swaths of church-going kids know very little about their Christian faith,” Ed Vitagliano, AFA’s executive vice president, said on the organization’s website on Monday.

“Instead, American Christianity has devolved into what two sociologists called ‘moralistic therapeutic deism.'”

Vitagliano pointed to the work of Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton, two sociologists who in 2005 were working at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and released a book titled Continue reading

America Faces Dark Future as Christians Fail to Share Gospel, Cower to World Antagonistic to Jesus, Warns AFA


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By Stoyan Zaimov , Christian Post Reporter
The senior vice president of the American Family Association has warned that churches in America continue to receive a failing grade when it comes to categories such as prayer, discipleship and worship, and said that unless something dramatic happens, this dark future will remain in place.

“So, the current report card points to failure Continue reading

Who are the Copts? Why are They Being Attacked?


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by Jim Denison | Denison Forum on Truth and Culture Christian Headlines

Monday, December 12, 2016

[A note from Bishop Benedict-Johns: On 11 December a terrorist carried out a cowardly attack on a group of Christian faithful gathered to celebrate Mass. A detailed account of attack and Isis taking credit for the atrocity can be read at the NY Times.  As we attend Christmas celebrations, let us pray for all Christian martyrs and give thanks to God that we live in a country where violence against Christians is not the norm.] 

“There were children. What have they done to deserve this? I wish I had died with them instead of seeing these scenes.” This is how a witness described the scene at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo after a bomb killed at least twenty-five and injured dozens of others Sunday morning.

Why the bombing? And who are the Coptic Christians under attack?

In 2013, the Egyptian military overthrew President Mohammed Morsi, an elected leader backed by the Muslim Brotherhood. The military also began its continuing crackdown against Islamists in the country. Some of Morsi’s supporters blamed Christians for Continue reading