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If you’ve seen anything more creepy and disgusting than this short video, we’d be surprised. It’s truly shocking and everyone needs to see it to understand the end goal of the current ‘trans’ obsession of the liberal media and education system.
With aggressive transgender and LGBT exposure to very young children, the consequences are now being seen in the full view of the public eye as the cultural Marxists move in for the kill.
If you tolerate this, your children will be next!
If anyone doubted the Church has took a leftward turn since Pope Francis took up the reigns at the Vatican, the decision to alter the catechism to condemn capital punishment should leave you in no doubt and now a senior bishop is singing the praises of the Communist regime in China...
Right now, those who are best implementing the social doctrine of the Church are the Chinese,” a senior Vatican official has said.
Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, praised the Communist state as “extraordinary”, saying: “You do not have shantytowns, you do not have drugs, young people do not take drugs”. Instead, there is a “positive national conscience”.
The bishop told the Spanish-language edition of Vatican Insider that in China “the economy does not dominate politics, as happens in the United States, something Americans themselves would say.”
Bishop Sánchez Sorondo said that China was implementing Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si’ better than many other countries and praised it for defending Paris Climate Accord. “In that, it is assuming a moral leadership that others have abandoned”, he added.
He accused US president Donald Trump of being “manipulated” by global oil firms, and said that, as opposed to those who follow “liberal thought”, the Chinese are working for the greater good of the planet.
The Vatican and China have been holding talks in recent years over the status of the ‘underground’ Church and the appointment of bishops. In November, the Vatican Museums also organised joint exhibitions with China in what was called “diplomacy of art”.
With Catholic priests under permanent surveillance, churches raided and destroyed, the Bishops statement is truly remarkable. Secular crackdowns are part and parcel of life for Christians in China, but despite the hardships they persevere, the persecution only cementing the faith for " Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 5:10)."
Life in a London tower block: Anxious mother whose children dodge heroin addicts, fights and gangs reveals her fears for their safety
A new TV programme gives a frightening glimpse into the lives of young families living in the hell-hole which was once the capital of Great Britain.
Mothers have revealed the harrowing reality of raising their children in tower blocks where they are forced to dodge heroin addicts, violence and urinating men in the corridors outside their home.
The Balde family, consisting of mum Morgan, a teaching assistant, Gareth, a railway worker, and their two children Drew, eight, and Blake, ten, live in a high rise block in Croydon.
In Channel 5’s Tower Block Kids, ‘anxious’ Mrs Balde reveals how she watches her children out of the window whenever they go out, and has forbidden them for straying further than she can see because she’s terrified of the ‘weird people’ on the estate.
The block has had problems with violence, which frequently occurs in the stairways and landings just outside the flats where the couple are bringing up their young children.
Recent figures from the Met Police revealed Croydon is home to the second highest number of violent crimes in London, with some 11,762 violent crimes recorded in the 12 months to April 2018. Countless more, of course, go unrecorded.
The same phenomenon – as people living city life find that it’s really not a bed of urban roses – is spreading all over the world….
In the same week that Pope Francis altered the Catechism to condemn the Biblical mandate for capital punishment, a so-called Christian academic blasted centuries-old Christian teaching on abortion as "misogyny."
A professor of religious studies at Elon University argues in a recent op-ed that opposing abortion “flies in the face of Jesus’ teaching.”
Dr. Rebecca Todd Peters argues that simply not wanting a baby “is an imminently appropriate reason” to have an abortion, insisting that “trusting women to make abortion decisions is a Christian norm.”
In an opinion piece published on Elon University’s website Monday, Dr. Rebecca Todd Peters—who is described as a “feminist and christian social ethicist”—denies the validity of the “dominant belief that Christianity and Christians are against abortion” on the grounds that most Christian denominations tolerate abortion under exceptional circumstances.
“There is nothing Christian about requiring women to ‘justify’ their reasons for abortion,” Peters boldly asserts. “And there is certainly nothing Christian about forcing women to continue pregnancies against their will.”
The professor notes that there is “widespread consensus” among Christians that abortion is justifiable for “PRIM” (Prenatal health, Rape, Incest, and health of the Mother) reasons, but contends that this is inadequate, asserting that "it is time for Christians to challenge the inadequacy, intolerance, and misogyny” of the PRIM paradigm.
“By focusing on the acceptability of PRIM abortions, Christians have shaped the dominant public discourse about abortion into a debate about justification,” she asserts, saying that “this framework divides women who have abortions into two categories—the tragic and the damned.”
“Only 1 percent of abortions are a result of rape and less than 0.5 percent the result of incest. About 12 percent are sought to protect a woman’s health, and 13 percent for prenatal health issues,” Peters explains. “That means that what legal scholar Kate Watson calls ‘ordinary abortions’ make up nearly three-quarters of abortions in the United States.”
Peters claims that “ordinary abortions stand outside acceptability in the justification paradigm that conservative Christian voices have established for our public conversation about abortion,” adding that, “This justification framework supports a view of abortion that holds that when women get pregnant, we expect them to have babies.”
Choosing to have a child, though, is “a profoundly moral act” signifying “a significant moral commitment to that child to raise it or to place it for adoption,’ she points out, noting that “only 1 percent of women place their children for adoption.”
She even goes so far as to say that only approving of abortions under PRIM circumstances “flies in the face of Jesus’ teaching that he came to bring abundant life.”
“A Christian vision of abundant life requires that we recognize and support the development of healthy and robust families,” she contends. “It requires that we respect women and the moral decisions that they make about their families. A Christian approach to supporting healthy families recognizes that only individual women and their partners are able to determine their ability to parent a child.”
Peters closes by stating that if Christians “truly value women and healthy families,” they must accept that not wanting a baby “is an imminently appropriate reason to end a pregnancy,” adding that “we must trust that pregnant women are the only ones who are capable of making these decisions.”
In a statement to Campus Reform, Peters elaborated on her contention that abortion could be a morally preferable alternative to raising an unplanned child.
“As a Christian ethicist, I believe very strongly that abortion is a moral decision. Just as having a baby is a moral decision,” she said. “Because pregnancy represents the potential for human life—I believe that we ought to take the decision to have a child far more seriously than we do.”
“The ethic of reproductive justice that I develop in my book, Trust Women: A Progressive Christian Argument for Reproductive Justice, offers a much more robust and demanding ethic in support of pregnancy, mothers, and families than the current public discussion of abortion,” she added.
Apple has become the latest tech giant to remove hundreds of podcasts by right-wing commentator Alex Jones and his InfoWars brand from its iTunes and Podcasts apps.
It said in a statement that it "does not tolerate hate speech".
Facebook removed the InfoWars page from its platform for "using hate speech" on Monday, and Alex Jones' channel on YouTube was consigned to history.
Jones speaking to his followers on Twitter said InfoWars had become the "most censored" channel on Earth.
Spotify also said it had removed The Alex Jones Show from its podcast listings on Monday.
It said in a statement: "We take reports of hate content seriously.
"Due to repeated violations of Spotify's prohibited content policies, The Alex Jones Show has lost access to the Spotify platform."
Several right-wing commentators came out in defense of Jones, and warned that the tech firms' ability to block a publisher posed a challenge to the US' free speech laws.
Julian Assange's Wikileaks called the censoring of the alternative media progamme "San Francisco cultural imperialism".
In our latest video, the Hidden Templar gives us his valuable insight on the War against President Trump, the media and Deep State, their seething hatred of Putin and the push for WW3 against Christian Russia...
Real, full-on genocide moved a step closer in Marxist-ruled South Africa yesterday as the government’s official Twitter account referred to the entire white population as ‘murderers’.
The African National Congress (ANC) tweeted a reaction to their plans to seize white-owned farms and re-distribute the land, stating that the ‘biggest mistake we are making is to consult murderers’.
The ANC later deleted the tweet, but the sentiment echoes many other ‘justifications’ for the upcoming wholesale land theft, and matches many other efforts by its spokesmen and leaders to demonise white people and trivialise the endless wave of racist murders against them.
An initial139 large farms are being lined up to be seized by the government in the next few weeks, after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced he would be pushing ahead with the expropriation of white-owned land without compensation.
On Thursday, the ANC used an official account to live-tweet from a review hearing in the Western Cape, which saw members of the public give their views on Section 25, which covers the new policy.
If you want to learn more about the terrible crisis facing South Africa’s white minority, we recommend this outstanding video by Lauren Southern. It is surely the best piece of work she has ever done, so while we do not share her social liberalism, we do think it deserves as wide an airing as possible, so please pass it on as well.
Portland has become a battleground for the heart of America. Christian Patriot marches and Antifa assaults have become an almost weekly occurrence and this weekend was no different...
This weekend’s clashes were the most recent of several this year in the city as right-wing groups converged, met by far-left protesters, including members of the left-wing terrorist organisation Antifa. City officials have struggled with striking a balance between free speech and keeping events from spiralling out of control.
Yet on Saturday, some alleged police seemed to act mostly against Antifa, using stun grenades and what appeared to be rubber bullets against them.
Yes, you read that right! The masked-up thugs, wielding bats and throwing bricks in the direction of peaceful protesters are outraged that the police would take action against them.
Police “targeted Portland residents peacefully counter-protesting against racist far-right groups, including white supremacists, white nationalists, and neo-Nazi gangs,” the Oregon chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Portland chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America claimed in a statement.
The Patriot Prayer, the organising group which put the rally together, is led by Joey Gibson, who described his heritage as Japanese.
It is almost as if these people are neither Nazis or White supremacists but rather simple American Patriots, Christians and Trump supporters.
Police ordered the counter-protesters to disperse, then moved in behind a volley of stun grenades. One of the rounds reportedly hit a far-left protester in the head, becoming embedded in his helmet and injuring him. One woman was taken to a hospital after being hit in the arm and chest with a “flash-bang” grenade, local media reported. The blasts echoed through downtown Portland.
Four people were arrested.
In liberal Clown world it is the wicked that go unpunished and the righteous that are persecuted. We can almost guarantee not one of the thugs arrested on Saturday will face a single charge but do expect the police that executed their duty in defence of free speech and the right to assemble to be dragged before disciplinary boards.
The parable of the Prodigal Son is one of the most memorable and moving of all Our Lord Jesus Christ’s parables. Many who cannot name all Ten Commandments can nevertheless give a rough outline of the story. It has been widely represented in Christian art since the Middle Ages, and even today is often referenced in literature and film.
Its divine themes—grievous sin, terrible suffering, true repentance, and unconditional forgiveness—are like the finger of God touching the very heart of the human condition. No matter how often we see others follow the same path of perdition as the Prodigal Son, our pride fools us into thinking that our lives will end differently. No matter how much we are warned, we fall into sin. No matter how much we sin, we repent only when we encounter suffering. And no matter how virtuous we think we are, we are all Prodigal Sons in need of forgiveness from an all-merciful Father. These themes touch Americans very deeply.
On the one hand, we are a nation that maintains a good and healthy regard for justice, especially towards unrepentant evildoers. We cheer the policeman who arrests the rogue criminal and find satisfaction in his just reward of a long jail sentence. We still support, by a large majority, the death penalty for our very worst criminals. We instinctively fight back against Islamic terrorism and—to the horror of liberals everywhere—cheer when unarmed American civilians beat unconscious would-be terrorists on a French train, or when an American Navy warship blows Somali pirates out of the water.
But something has changed in the American soul over the last few generations. Although we still have a love of justice, we increasingly refuse to take responsibility for our actions. We shirk our duties and obligations. We have the tendency to blame everyone and everything except ourselves for our faults and failings. And worst of all, we feel no shame for assigning blame and even cheer those who do so.
This mentality dominates in so many parts of our culture. Our legal system is overwhelmed with frivolous lawsuits from people who often take advantage of their own mistakes to extort money from others. Husbands and wives often blame each other for their marital disputes and prefer divorce to working through difficulties. Hollywood glamorizes characters that live for themselves and shirk responsibility, and even portray idealistic and self-sacrificing people as stupid or naïve.
We teach this mentality to our youth. When “helicopter parents” berate their children’s teachers for daring to give them a less-than-stellar grade, or when they confront a referee who made an unfavorable call in a sports game—regular occurrences today—those children learn that actions have no consequences. When able-bodied fathers sign up for food stamps rather than earn an honest living, or when career women abort their unborn children so they can continue to climb the corporate ladder, children learn that irresponsibility pays off.
A generation of Americans has grown up immersed in this ethic of irresponsibility. Unfortunately, there is no easy way out. Without a widespread conversion, a culture of irresponsibility naturally falls into a death spiral. Selfish, irresponsible people corrode their own culture, economy, and family structure, which leads to further selfishness, finger-pointing, and irresponsibility.
That brings us back to the Prodigal Son. In His infinite Wisdom, Our Lord Jesus Christ’s parables were given as supreme examples for all times and all peoples. Indeed, the parable of the Prodigal Son has many striking similarities with the specific situation in which America finds herself, and provides a clear path to repentance and conversion if we are willing to take it.
The Prodigal Son certainly didn’t leave his father’s house thinking he might end up herding swine. Although he walked away from immense wealth and happiness, he probably thought that he could enjoy the pleasures of the world while avoiding the pitfalls that befell other, less “enlightened” young men. His father, no doubt, warned him of the dangers of the world, but even he was unable to sway his son’s determination.
For a little while at least, he spent his father’s inheritance enjoying all the delights the world had to offer. Food, drink, and prostitutes were his new idols. Secure with his inheritance and new “friends,” he likely scoffed at his father’s paternal advice. When he talked about his father—if he did at all—he may have even mocked his former life at home.
In spite of all his father’s paternal advice and love, it was only through suffering that the Prodigal Son began to seriously consider the folly of his life. A great famine came upon the land, making life expensive. The Prodigal Son soon ran out of money and was reduced to herding swine. Worse than any physical suffering must have been his public humiliation. His new master may have known him before the famine struck, saw him frequent the local taverns, and stagger back drunk to his comfortable lodgings. If so, he probably didn’t let him forget it, as he went about his daily tasks taking care of his master’s pigs.
The Prodigal Son likely had many legitimate grievances against others for his predicament. The famine that exposed his bad decisions was not his fault. Our Lord did not give a cause, but it could very well have been a man-made disaster. Perhaps the “ruling class” of that country, like the Prodigal Son himself, made bad decisions, which destroyed the local economy. There might have been a war that exhausted the whole country and crippled agriculture. As a rich man in a foreign country, he was certainly a target for thieves and hucksters.
As he sat watching the swine devour the husks that he so ardently wished to eat, many ideas must have flashed through his mind. He may have been tempted to wallow in self-pity. He could have spent his days, telling anyone willing to listen, all the gory details of how “they” caused his misfortune.
This is the effeminate response to a crisis. Effeminate men are unable to do the two things that define manliness: take responsibility for their actions and to do one’s duty regardless of the difficulty. They blame others for their own faults, create intricate justifications for their irresponsibility, and above all criticize men who don’t make excuses (behind their backs, of course).
The Prodigal Son, on the contrary, reacted to his predicament with true manliness. It took courage to confront his failings directly, to say the words “I have sinned” and to ask for forgiveness. To be sure, there certainly were factors outside his control that contributed to his misfortunes, but he recognized that he alone bore ultimate responsibility. It took manly heroism to humiliate himself in front of his father, older brother and their whole household after he had so proudly defied them and suffered the consequences.
This timeless parable has many lessons for us Americans today. Our culture, economy, and society are in crisis. As John Horvat points out in his book, Return to Order, we are spending our inheritance like passengers on a great cruise ship without any consideration for tomorrow. While we are enjoying ourselves, our government is paralyzed, our economy is plunging full speed into bankruptcy, and the traditional family is disfigured almost beyond recognition. A modern-day famine in the form of an economic crash would plunge the whole world into chaos.
Like the Prodigal Son, we have a choice. We can listen to the many voices of irresponsibility coming from both the left and the right. They place the blame exclusively on others, be it “Wall Street”, the Chinese, or the “1%.” These outside forces, to be sure, have indeed played a role in undermining our economy. But to place the blame entirely on them is akin to a man who blames a casino for taking his money. The casino certainly was dishonest in its dealings with him, but no matter how one may spin it, the blame for his loss lies entirely in his disordered tendencies and vices.
We must reject this effeminate response and imitate the manly example of the Prodigal Son. Like him, we must look inward very deeply and ask ourselves if our vices, and not some faceless external enemy, are the root cause of our predicament. How much do I participate in the “frenetic intemperance” of our modern economy? Have I participated in the cruise ship mentality, spending as if there were no tomorrow? Do I grieve for our beloved nation, or do I shrug my shoulders at her destruction as if it were the bankruptcy of a Fortune 500 company (a pity to be sure, but no real loss)?
Do I live according to the Rule of Money, which elevates all that is vulgar, egalitarian, and materialistic, or the Rule of Honor, which admires the sublime, heroic, and noble? Do I embrace the restraining influence of Christian morality in economy, with its natural checks and balances rooted in the Ten Commandments, or do I participate in the modern mania for destruction of every barrier and restraint? If so, am I willing to turn away from this path and return to my Father’s house, or do I care only for myself and for today, with no regard for tomorrow?
Our society and economy will return to order only after we take responsibility for our actions and do our duty to God and country, no matter how difficult. The father of the Prodigal Son was willing and ready to receive him at any moment, but he was powerless to help his son until the day when he stopped blaming others, admitted his guilt, repented of his sins and returned to his father’s house. But no matter how sinful he had been, the father was willing to forgive and forget in an instant all the evil his son had done, and to even rejoice in his return.
Our nation is that Prodigal Son. May we respond to God’s grace and muster the courage necessary to imitate his manliness and return to the house of our most loving Eternal Father.
The Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord recalls the revelation of Christ's glory on Mount Tabor in the presence of three of His disciples, Peter, James, and John. Christ was transfigured before their eyes, shining with divine light, and He was joined by Moses and Elijah, representing the Old Testament Law and the prophets.
Like most feasts of Our Lord (with the major exception of Easter, the feast of His Resurrection), the Transfiguration falls on the same date every year, which means that the feast falls on a different day of the week each year.
In 1456, in celebration of the Christian victory over the Muslim Turks at the Siege of Belgrade, Pope Callixtus III extended the celebration of the Feast of the Transfiguration to the universal Church, and set its date as August 6.