Saturday, October 22, 2016

#SundayIsHerHoliday – It’s time all women got some time off every week.

Work-Life-Balance 4.0

Challenges in a Time of Digitalisation

The European Sunday Alliance invites you to a conference on Work-Life-Balance 4.0: Challenges in a Time of Digitalisation. The conference will take place on Tuesday, 15 November from 9:00 to 16:00 at the European Economic and Social Committee. Registration is required.Please click here to register for this event.

Boston conference to focus on importance of Sabbath

By Pilot Staff
Posted: 10/14/2016

People of faith in today's society are increasingly faced with the challenge of balancing work, youth sports and community events scheduled for during times that were once universally set aside for family and worship.

An ecumenical conference being held this month in Boston seeks to grapple with that problem.

Father Donald Conroy, of the Diocese of Greensburg, Pa. will be in Boston on Oct. 27 to speak on "Sabbath, Creation, and the Emerging Global Culture." His presentation will take place at 2:00 p.m., during the afternoon segment of the conference on "The Regenerative Sabbath: Sabbath, Sunday, and Renewal," to be held at Old South Church in Boston's Copley Square from 9:00 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Father Conroy founded the International Consortium on Religion and Ecology and served on the U.N. Advisory Committee on Environmental Sabbath/World Day of Rest. He wrote and co-edited "Earth at Risk: Advancing the Environmental Dialogue Between Religion and Science." He presently also serves as chaplain to the International Confederation of Christian Family Movements.

The conference is organized by the Lord's Day Alliance of the U.S. and supported by UniteBoston, the Institute for Christian Unity, Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries and other local groups, with consultation from the Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the Archdiocese of Boston.

"What's exciting about this is the way Catholics and Evangelicals and Orthodox and all sorts of Christians are working together to uphold the fundamental commandment to keep holy the Sabbath. What in our society touches us more than the pressure of time? We are living in an age of the monetization of even our last few moments of sacred rest. One of the cardinal meanings of keeping the Lord's Day sacred is that not everything can be priced," said the Rev. Dr. Rodney L. Petersen, executive director of the Lord's Day Alliance, USA.

Father Conroy's address will be followed by a series of talks by Christian and Jewish presenters modelled after the popular "TED Talks" series on the theme "How Do We Use Time?"

Among the speakers will be Paulist Father Tom Ryan of Boston, who directed the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism, founded the ecumenical center Unitas Montreal, and now directs the Paulists' North American Office for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, headquartered in Boston.

In his talk, Father Ryan will discuss the papal and Church documents on Sabbath/Sunday issues, and on how our use of time can honor all creation as gift.

The erosion of the idea of the Sabbath has been an increasing concern for many faith groups, including the Catholic Church, in recent years.

In 2012, the USCCB-sponsored North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation issued a statement entitled "The Importance of Sunday" which said, "Recovering the theological significance of Sunday is fundamental to rebalancing our lives."

"For Christians, Sunday, The Lord's Day, is a special day consecrated to the service and worship of God. It is a unique Christian festival... On Sunday the Church assembles to realize her eschatological fullness in the Eucharist by which The Kingdom and the endless Day of the Lord are revealed in time. It is the perpetual first day of the new creation, a day of rejoicing," the statement also said.

Al Smith dinner reflects Church’s ability to bring people together

Christopher White

October 20, 2016


Candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump with Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York at the Oct. 20, 2016, Al Smith Dinner. (Credit: Getty Images.)

Thursday night's Al Smith Dinner in New York, probably the last time Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will share a stage before the election, was a reminder that even in the midst of contentiousness, the Catholic Church still has the ability to bring people together and offer hope and a better way of engaging the world.


NEW YORK-For the past year the hottest entertainment ticket in the Big Apple has been the smash Broadway musical Hamilton, where one-time allies turned rival Presidential hopefuls clash over their vision of the future of America.

But across town, a similar story (with a bit more star wattage but less hip-hop) took center stage last night at the 71st annual Alfred E. Smith dinner where Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton shared a meal and a dais with New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan as the only thing between them.

And while this campaign has been marked by a toxic level of cynicism fueled by personal insults and attacks, the two presidential hopefuls kept with tradition and came together to raise money for Catholic charities and provided a glimpse of something that has been largely absent from this race: a bit of humor (even if awkward at times) and an effort at civility.

The Al Smith Dinner dates back to 1945, honoring the legacy of the nation’s first Roman Catholic presidential candidate. Beginning in 1960 with Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy, it’s become an occasion for presidential contenders to put politics aside for an evening and roast one another and themselves while raising millions for children in need.

Despite some awkward moments, both candidates made attempts to humor their opponent. At a nod to her large speaking fees from Wall Street executives, Trump remarked that “This is the first time Hillary is sitting down and speaking to corporate leaders and not getting paid for it.”

Meanwhile, Clinton fired back moments later by observing that “It’s amazing that I’m up here with Donald. I didn’t think he’d be up for a peaceful transition of power,” a reference to his reluctance to say whether he will accept the outcome of this election.

But after all was said and done, it was Dolan who took to the lectern to ease the felt tension and to remind the room of why they had gathered in the first place: New York’s children who are in need of the financial support of Catholic charities.

He also didn’t hesitate to add that among the evening’s attendees were a Mexican immigrant who relied on the Church’s charity works to learn English, and a woman who decided against abortion and found aid from the Church-a polite reminder that there are areas where both candidates remain out of step with the Church.

A 2012 election year Knights of Columbus-Marist poll revealed that 8 in 10 participants responded that they were “frustrated” with the tone of our politics. That same year, Dolan asked Republican nominee Mitt Romney and President Obama to sign a “Civility in America” pledge and to focus the presidential contest on the issues rather than personal attacks.

Four years later, “frustrated” seems to be an inadequate description of our present situation, especially for U.S. Catholics who have found serious faults with both candidates. Trump’s questionable stance on abortion and charges of sexual assault has divided traditional Republican voting Catholics. Meanwhile, the latest release of hacked e-mails from the Clinton campaign has led to allegations of anti-Catholic bias in the Democratic Party.

In August, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput took to his diocesan paper to highlight the “astonishing flaws” of both candidates and last month, Bishop James Conley of Lincoln Nebraska, made headlines by heeding that “No Catholic should feel obliged to vote for one candidate just to prevent the election of another.”

If there’s one thing that both this election cycle has revealed, it’s that something is seriously wrong with the way we do politics.

Yet despite the grim circumstances, the refreshing reminder from last night was that even in the midst of such contentiousness, the Catholic Church still has the ability to bring people together and offer hope and a better way of engaging the world around us.

As Pope Francis warned long before this campaign began, “Christians who are afraid to build bridges and prefer to build walls are Christians who are not sure of their faith.” The model taught by Francis-whose papacy is a master class in creating a culture of encounter-is for Catholics to be courageous witnesses to the joy of the gospel and to make it attractive to the world around us.

Such a proposal transcends partisan divides, and reorients us to matters of ultimate and final concern.

The negativity on the campaign trail and the disgust that most American voters have over this election will be over in less than twenty days. But the issues at stake-the marginalized workers, the immigrant in fear of being ripped apart from their family, or the woman facing a crisis pregnancy-will remain with us.

As Dolan closed out the dinner, his message suggested that it won’t necessarily be a campaign that will be there to meet these needs-it will be the Church. For Catholics of all political persuasions, this Al Smith dinner should be a reminder that faithful citizenship isn’t just a matter of what we do on November 8th-it’s what happens afterwards that really counts.

Endangered Adventism? - Adventist Review Online


Jared Thurmon

is the Strategic Partnerships Liaison for Adventist Review.
You can reach him anytime on twitter via @thurmon.

Endangered Adventism?

The black rhino.

The mountain gorilla.

The Sumatran elephant.


These are all on the “Critically Endangered Species” List. I’d like to add a few other species to the list.


The North American Adventist…

On October 31, the world (or at least some of it) will celebrate the 499th anniversary of the day Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle church. Today, Luther would have likely written a very long post on his Facebook timeline and shared it with the world. His protest was (is?) far more controversial than anything Colin Kaepernick ever dreamed of.

Yet just this past week, Pope Francis met with and encouraged 1000 Lutherans to set aside doctrine to work together. Luther, in Francis’ version, had issues with some of the teachings of the Catholic church and sought to find a way to enlighten the church on these proposed reforms.

Thus began in 1517 what we describe today as the Protestant Reformation. By the 1540s, a movement arose to counter the influence and effects of this protest and tumult in the church. Officially launched by the Council of Trent (1545-1563) as spear-headed by the Society of Jesus (founded 1534), this effort is known as the Counter Reformation.

The symmetry is intriguing: the first Jesuit pope in history is seeking to finish what was started many years ago by asking the followers of Luther to set aside concerns over doctrine and church teaching to unite with Rome for the purpose of caring for the poor, sick and refugees.

The fact that Francis is having such success with the heirs of the Protestant Reformation accounts for a dwindling population of Protestants in the West—and the addition of a new endangered species on our list.

But there’s another species at least as endangered, and one I care greatly about: Young Seventh-day Adventists in North America.

According to research by Dr. David Trim and the office of Archives, Statistics & Research (ASTR) at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, the median age of an Adventist around the world is 32. In the U.S and Canada, that number is 51.

18.46%. That’s the percentage of Adventist members in North America that are under the age of 40. The percentage under the age of 25—4.55%.

18.46%. That’s the percentage of Adventist members in North America that are under the age of 40. The percentage under the age of 25—4.55%.

Let those data points sink in for a moment. The birthplace of the Advent Movement—North America—has in just over 170 years become critically endangered.

By any metric, the Adventist youth in the U.S and Canada are an endangered species. How does that make you feel?

I can tell you that it’s personal to me. I have friends—as you do—who appear to have fallen out of love with the movement. Many young adults say they still love Jesus. But His church? That’s a different story.

It’s time for some unvarnished candor: If we don’t do something significant—quickly—we may be describing young North American Adventists in just a few years as an extinct species.

There’s no shortage of strong opinions just now in the North American church—mine included.I respect those who stand up for what they believe whether I agree with them or not.

I’m concerned, however, by some writing on a wall that I wish I couldn’t interpret.

Stop into a local church on any given Sabbath and you may do well to find half the seats filled. Attendance at once strong and flourishing congregations is waning.Official membership is an artificially high number, while those actually attending week by week represent only a fraction of the published number.

Whatever you believe about whether men, women, or both should be leading congregations, I’ve got sobering news for you: if we don’t find a solution to the losses occurring right in front of us, there may not be churches for men—or women—to pastor.

The situation, sadly, isn't only a North American problem. This is a global concern, according to the research. At the most recent Annual Council of the world church (October 8-13) G.T Ng, secretary of the General Conference, reminded attendees that the global church is losing 49% of every 100 baptized [Office1], according to the latest data. When asked when they left, nearly two-thirds said that it was in their young adult years.

Using round numbers, it looks like this:

We baptize ten people: we lose five.

Of those five we lose, three are Millennials or younger.

Houston, Tokyo, Sydney, London and Silver Spring . . . .We have a problem!

There’s no single solution that will arrest and reverse this trend. We talk about empowering certain age groups, but are they currently represented on administrative levels? Do we have six-and seven-digit line items in our annual budgets for planting new churches aimed at the very populations we are losing? If we don’t, should we really be encouraging so many bright young minds to enter pastoral ministry?

As a people, we’re quick to throw our disdain for individuals, ministries and administrative bodies out into the social media public square. But what do we think will be the result of this venting? If I see my pastor share his disdain or her anger about elements of the structure of a movement I have been told that God created and sustains, why would I put my faith in that system? And there’s an even bigger question looming: why would I financially support such a system?

Uncertain or unconvinced about distinctive Adventist doctrines, many Adventists simply focus on the spiritual “experience” they have on the weekend.

If our leaders—local elders, pastors, and conference, union, division and General Conference administrators—are casting doubt on the very global structure that distinguishes this global movement from all others, I can assure you that it won’t be long before church members begin to doubt why any of their tithe dollars should find their way to the top of that structure.

Once pulled, the unraveling string continues to run. Will members question what benefit they gain from division, union, or conference structures?In such a disintegrating moment, how will they respond to the temptation to divert their tithe to local projects or structures in which they personally participate? If you don’t think those questions are marinating just now, you’re mistaken.

Even the local church is vulnerable to this unraveling. Is your local congregation so amazing that it will keep members passionate about this unique faith movement?Or with the loss of global vision, will members begin to compare their local Adventist church to the gilded megachurch down the street? The place with 19 pastors, an upscale café, professional musicians, a golf cart to pick guests up at their car, and children’s programming run by experts.

Uncertain or unconvinced about distinctive Adventist doctrines, many Adventists simply focus on the spiritual “experience” they have on the weekend.

If the Advent movement loses its global vision, we won’t be arguing about policies or which gender should serve in which capacity. But we will be wishing we had done something to rise above our differences and find a way to engage our old, our young, our men and our women (Joel 2:28-29) in sharing the everlasting gospel entrusted to this movement.

Adventists' unity document sparks church rift

Sheila Hagar
Updated Oct 19, 2016

Greg Lehman

A poster on the door of the Walla Walla University church advertising an upcoming talk on women in the clergy.

U-B file photo

A church service at Walla Walla University Church.

COLLEGE PLACE — The global Seventh-day Adventist Church asked voting members this week to be in agreement with a unity document that women cannot be ordained within any of its churches — including those in North America.

The motion was approved in a 169-122 in a vote Tuesday, but officials with the Adventist-run Walla Walla University have signaled disagreement and had asked for significantly more discussion before the vote was taken.

While a tally in recent years counted more than 80 women in pastoral roles in the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church — including three at Walla Walla University Church — many people in the worldwide organization don’t believe women should be in lead church roles, WWU leaders said this week.

A number of SDA church divisions under the umbrella of the General Conference have begun ordaining women, and are considered out of compliance with the global denomination’s policy of only ordaining men, said Jared Wright, managing editor of Spectrum Magazine.

The publication chronicles Adventist news and commentary, but is independent of the church, Wright said.

The General Conference is made up of nine global units called unions, and the SDA church is experiencing more voting members coming from countries where women don’t have the same positions and experiences as American women do. There can be resistance to women being equal leaders in such countries, said Darold Bigger, a retired SDA pastor and current administrative assistant to Walla Walla University President John McVay.

Darold Bigger
Courtesy photo

Of 19 million members worldwide, less than 7 percent are from the North American Division. With more than one million people joining the SDA world church every year for the past dozen or so years, there is a significant shift in who has major influence over wide reaching leadership decisions, Bigger said.

The unity document is a hierarchal point of view that decides what every SDA church is supposed to do. The ongoing discussion will be to what degree local SDA congregations will be obligated to follow that view, he added.

Spectrum reported that within hours of the world church vote, Dan Jackson of the North American Division said in a statement he strongly supports women in pastoral leadership, and that attitude will never change within his division.

By Wednesday, several entities of the church asked for more dialogue before the unity document could be approved, according to Spectrum.

Nothing in current church policy keeps a woman from serving as a commissioned pastor, but only ordained people can fulfill some duties, such as the division president office, said Daniel Weber, spokesman for North American Division.

Women, however, cannot be ordained in the SDA church, he added.

The WWU church is part of the Upper Columbia Conference. Unlike some other American SDA entities, the conference does not ordain women, per se, but commissions them into leadership roles.

There is a slight difference in the titles, and while commissioned leaders in Upper Columbia’s network can perform duties such as baptisms and weddings they may only do so in their own district — or outside their district with permission — said Jenniffer Ogden, a children’s and family pastor at Walla Walla University Church.

Jennifer Ogden
Courtesy photo

Ogden, who’s been pastoring for eight years, called the leadership’s approach authoritarian and top-down.

“They want us to stay in compliance,” she said.

Bigger said Walla Walla University’s School of Theology officials had joined with those at Loma Linda University in California and Andrews University in Michigan in stating while they affirm the biblical concept of unity, they had serious concerns with the document presented this year. Namely, they questioned if the world church has the right to exert ordination and other authority over local churches.

In their statement, WWU officials said that the concept of ordination held by world church leaders seems to “borrow a lot more from tradition than from biblical evidence.”

In writing for Spectrum, Sakae Kubo, former dean of WWU’s School of Theology, said the issue of female clergy should not be part of the agreement church leaders are demanding.

“In many areas of the church, women would not be allowed to wear pants, especially if they were doing some church work such as teaching,” he said. “There are regional differences, as well, governing wage differences and positions women may take in church organizations such as hospitals, colleges, seminaries.

“And I am sure the church would have great difficulty in enforcing everywhere the principle that men and women ought to receive the same pay if they are doing the same work such as teaching,” Kubo said.

A unified consensus of women in ministry positions is impossible and should not be sought, he added.

Following the General Conference vote Tuesday commentators flew to Twitter to express mostly negative opinions of the vote’s outcome. Comments included calling the SDA a “He-Man Woman Haters Club” and some wondering how America can potentially elect a woman president but the SDA leadership won’t permit a church to ordain a woman.

Some speculated the policy could create major restructuring within SDA regions and others used tweets to remind church leaders uniformity is not the same as unity.

Ultimately churches that don’t stay in line with global policies could face sanctions, such as losing their pastors, Ogden said.

She is hopeful that Walla Walla University Church can stay out of the eye of the storm with the commissioning, rather than the ordination, of women for lead roles in ministry here.

But it’s a time for Seventh-day Adventists to ponder how they stand on women-in-leadership issues, she added.

“Right now the dirty underbelly of the church is hanging out for the world to see. But ... it gives us an opportunity to say, ‘Hey, is this really how we want to treat each other when the world is watching?’”

Hillary Clinton attemps to justify Popery at the Al Smith Dinner 2016 (Updated with Trancript of the Segment)

Go directly to the diatribe "patronizing" Roman Catholicism part of the speech

@ 15:40 mins. - Hillary Clinton said:
When I think about what Al Smith went through, it is important to just reflect how groundbreaking it was for him, a Catholic, to be my party's nominee for president.
Don't forget, school boards sent home letters with children saying that if Al Smith is elected president, you will not be allowed to have or read a Bible. Voters were told that he would annul Protestant marriages.  And I saw a story recently that said people even claimed the Holland Tunnel was a secret passageway to connect Rome and America to help the pope to rule our country.
Those appeals, appeals to fear and division can cause us to treat each other as the other. Rhetoric like that makes it harder for us to see each other to respect each other, to listen to each other, and certainly a lot harder to love our neighbor as ourselves. I believe the way we treat others is the highest expression of faith and of service. I am not Catholic, I'm a Methodist, but one of the things we share is a belief that in order to achieve salvation, we need both faith and good works.
You certainly don't need to be Catholic to be inspired by the humility and heart of the holy father Pope Francis, or to embrace his message. His message about rejecting a mindset of hostility. His call to reduce inequality. His warnings about climate change. His appeal that we build bridges, not walls. Now as you know, my running mate, Tim, is Catholic, d he went to Jesuit schools, and one of the ideas that I have talked about is this idea from the JESUITS, of the MAGIS, the more, the better.
We need to get better at finding ways to disagree on matters of policy while agreeing on questions of decency and civility. How we talk to each other, treat each other, respect each other.So I have taken this concept to of the MAGIS to heart in this campaign, as best as one can in the daily heat and back and forth of a presidential campaign, to ask how we can do more for each other and better for each other. Because I think for each of us, our greatest monument on this Earth won't be what we build, but the lives we touch. And that is ultimately what this dinner is all about. And it is why it has been such a great honor to join you all again. Thank you.


@ 00:40 mins. through 01:25 mins., Hillary Clinton congratulates Al Smith IV for his work with Catholic Charities.

About Al Smith IV:
Smith has served as president of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in New York, 2005–2007,[10] as a past president of Kappa Beta Phi,[11] and he is a Knight of Malta.

Smith is the great-grandson of Al Smith, Governor of New York, and serves as the Director, Secretary, and Dinner Chairman for the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation,[4] as well as Master of Ceremonies at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner.[5]

Source: Wikipedia

Friday, October 21, 2016

Obama Released 52K Illegal Alien Kids Into the US in FY2016

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Archbishop Tim Dolan: Trump and Clinton prayed together before Al Smith Dinner


Updated 2:48 PM EDT, Fri October 21, 2016

Story highlights

The dinner is a charity event that encourages self-deprecating remarks
"I don't mind telling you I was kind of nervous going into it," he said

Days after a tense debate where the two leading presidential candidates did not even shake hands, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump came together Thursday night to pray, Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan said Friday.

"When we were going in, I said could we pray together as we were waiting to be announced, and after the prayer, Mr. Trump turned to Secretary Clinton and said, 'You know, you are one tough and talented woman,'" Dolan told NBC's "Today." "Then he said this has been a good experience, this whole campaign, as tough as it's been. And she said, 'Donald, no matter what happens, we need to work together afterwards.'"

"I think this is the evening at its best," he added.

The Democratic and Republican Party's respective presidential nominee attended Thursday's Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a charity event that encourages self-deprecating remarks from its speakers. Al Smith, a Democrat, was the first Roman Catholic candidate to become a major party candidate for the presidency.

Some of Trump's jibes drew boos from the crowd at the event known more friendly jokes than conflict.

Dolan sat between Trump and Clinton at the white-tie dinner at the Waldorf Astoria.

"I don't mind telling you I was kind of nervous going into it. You know the nature of the Al Smith dinner. It's to be an evening of unity and friendship and joy," he said.

Dolan said he was very moved by the two candidates attempts at unity during a very divided time in the country.

"I was very moved by the obvious attempt on behalf of both Secretary Clinton and Mr. Trump to be courteous, to get along, to say nice things privately to one another. I was very moved by that. That was pleasant," he said.


P.S. Catholic Cardinal Dolan didn't specify;  But, more than likely Trump and Clinton prayed the ROSARY.

Muslims in Italy protest over freedom to worship






FRIDAY MORNING IS prime time for some casual news reading, tweeting, and general Internet browsing, but you may have had some trouble accessing your usual sites and services this morning and throughout the day, from Spotify and Reddit to the New York Times and even good ol’ For that, you can thank a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) that took down a big chunk of the Internet for most of the Eastern seaboard.

This morning’s attack started around 7 am ET and was aimed at Dyn, an Internet infrastructure company headquartered in New Hampshire. That first bout was resolved after about two hours; a second attack began just before noon. Dyn reported a third wave of attacks a little after 4pm ET, and called the overall situation a “very sophisticated and complex attack” stemming from tens of millions of IP addresses. In all cases, traffic to Dyn’s Internet directory servers throughout the US—primarily on the East Coast but later on the opposite end of the country as well—was stopped by a flood of malicious requests disrupting the system. Still ongoing, the situation is a definite reminder of the fragility of the web, and the power of the forces that aim to disrupt it.

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The Obama-Clinton banana republic

The Obama-Clinton banana republic

The nation’s core values would continue to suffer under a Clinton presidency

By Kelly Riddell - The Washington Times
Updated: 4:45 a.m. on Friday, October 21, 2016


A fair, balanced, and independent Justice Department. Neutral diplomats, who serve the public over politics, at the State Department. An unbiased, honest, mainstream media.

These are just some of our core Democratic values that have eroded under Barack Obama’s presidency, and will continue to decay under Hillary Clinton’s watch.

The FBI’s investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s home-brewed email server was rigged from the beginning — for if the FBI actually did its job, Mr. Obama may have been implicated.

Disclosures from WikiLeaks, and the FBI’s own notes released this week, show Mr. Obama had been emailing with Mrs. Clinton on her private server as early as 2009.

KCK archbishop calls Tim Kaine a 'Cafeteria Catholic'

Joseph Naumann criticizes Kaine's stance on abortion, capital punishment
Updated: 10:37 PM CDT Oct 19, 2016

Brian Johnson KMBC 9 News Reporter


The archbishop of Kansas City, Kansas, has called Democratic Vice President nominee Tim Kaine an Orthodox Democrat and a Cafeteria Catholic who picks and chooses from his faith.

In his weekly column, Archbishop Joseph Naumann mentioned Kaine’s Catholic roots in the Kansas City area, but he said he wishes the candidate supported all of what the church teaches.

Read the full column here

He based his comments from Kaine’s debate with Republican rival Mike Pence earlier this month.

“Families that can’t have children can adopt more readily those children from crisis pregnancies,” Pence said.

“Governor, why don’t you trust women to make this choice for themselves?” Kaine said.

Naumann said he’s never met Kaine, but understands he’s an “affable” and “likeable person.”

Catholics at Mass on a presidential debate night said Naumann’s comments provide clarity. The people who spoke with KMBC 9 News at Mass Wednesday said they will either vote for Trump or a write-in candidate.



Thursday, October 20, 2016

Highlights of Clinton and Trump at Al Smith Dinner

Highlights of Clinton and Trump at Al Smith Dinner

Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump at the Al Smith charity dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan on Thursday.

OCTOBER 20, 2016

Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trumpappeared together Thursday night for a ritzy gathering, delivering remarks at the white-tie Al Smith charity dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan.

In most presidential campaigns, the dinner, which benefits Roman Catholic charities, functions as a welcome respite, a forum for levity and self-deprecation in the throes of a heated election.

This year, it just so happens that two New Yorkers can also be found at the top of the ballot.

Here are the highlights:

• And so they came, in tails and fuchsia. The introduction of Melania Trump (sans pussybow), then Mrs. Clinton (to cheers and applause), then Mr. Trump (to slightly less effusive cheers, and scattered boos).

But the silver lining, at least to start: Mr. Trump was greeted far more warmly than Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was booed like Santa at an Eagles game.

• Just like in the last two debates, Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Trump did not shake hands. Instead they beamed and ignored one another, until the evening’s M.C., Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, the archbishop of New York, performed a veritable act of God — inserting himself between the two rivals, with no physical altercation.

• Alfred E. Smith IV, the chairman of the dinner, seemed to offer a preview of what may await Mr. Trump as he tries to return to New York society life should he not win the White House in November.

“Before the dinner started, Trump went to Hillary and asked how are you,” Mr. Smith said, setting up the punch line. “She said, ‘I’m fine — now get out of the ladies’ dressing room.’”

• After the king crab and tournedos had been served, Mr. Smith returned to his favorite comedic villains — The Trump team.

On former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, who is now a senior adviser on Mr. Trump’s campaign: “We have the lights just right to make sure you’ll be in Donald Trump’s shadow all night.”

And on Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, who is running Mr. Trump’s transition effort: “Governor Christie was supposed to be here but he got stuck in bridge traffic.”

Finally, he turned the podium over to Mr. Trump. “No matter how the coin toss ended, our next speaker was going to say it was rigged,” Mr. Smith said, to laughter. “Donald, the microphone is yours and it’s working.”

• Mr. Trump seemed to miss the self-deprecation memo, at one point ending a sort-of-joke, comparing his Fifth Avenue tower to that of Cardinal Dolan’s — “I built mine with my own beautifully formed hands, whereas his was built with the hands of God” — by turning to the archbishop and asking, almost in earnest, “Nobody can compete with God, is that correct?”

But he hit his stride when he turned his attention to his Democratic rival. He joked that this intimate dinner with friends was, “as Hillary calls it, her largest crowd of the season.” And teased that Thursday evening marked, “The first time Hillary is sitting down and speaking to major corporate leaders and not getting paid for it.”

• At least one of Mr. Trump’s usual rivals got a reprieve — Rosie O’Donnell — if only by comparison.

“Last night I called Hillary ‘a nasty woman’” Mr. Trump said, reprising a line from Wednesday’s debate that many found sexist and offensive. “But this stuff is all relative. After listening to Hillary rattle on and on and on, I don’t think so badly of Rosie O’Donnell anymore. In fact, I’m actually starting to like Rosie a lot.”

•After delivering a joke about his wife’s speech at the Republican National Convention that lifted lines from Michelle Obama’s 2008 convention speech that was widely praised — “My wife Melania gives the exact same speech and people get on her case, and I don’t get it!” — Mr. Trump descended into a series of dark jokes.

“Here she is in public, pretending not to hate Catholics,” Mr. Trump said, one of several quips that, near the end of his speech, led to him getting booed and jeered.

College hosts, pays for three-day ‘social justice summit'

Anthony Gockowski

Investigative Reporter@AGockowski

Today at 10:06 AM EDT

The summit was founded in 2009 to train students "in a social justice framework for campus leadership, community engagement, and change activism."

California State University-San Marcos is hosting a three-day, two-night social justice extravaganza where students will learn to “recognize their personal connection with systems of power and privilege.”

The all-inclusive event, formally known as the “Social Justice Summit,” will feature a weekend of “experiential activities, individual reflections, and group dialogues” where participants will come to learn the “distinct difference between equality and equity.”

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“In the spirit of community, the Social Justice Summit will set the foundation for individuals to explore diversity, become aware of the existence and impact of oppression, and initiate sustainable change, both in self and society,” a description of the event states, noting that participants will “engage in work that creates a paradigm shift in thought and action to attain an equitable society free of oppression.”

While student participants will be required to put down a “non-refundable $5 deposit,” all other costs, including “room, food, transportation, and all materials provided during the summit,” will be on the house.

The Social Justice Summit, founded in 2009, claims to train students “in a social justice framework for campus leadership, community engagement, and change activism” with the goal of increasing their “awareness of personal identity within the context of multiple types of cultures” while forming “relationships and support networks with other individuals committed to social justice.”

To help student participants prepare for the three-day event, the school has provided them with a list of possible resources to look over before attending, including a six step guide on “speaking up against everyday bigotry” and another set of readings on “white privilege.”

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Cornel West, a well-known commentator and a prominent member of the Democratic Socialist party, will be kicking off the event with a talk on the subject.

Campus Reform reached out to the school for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.

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Chinese Christians Face Trial for Spying as Christian Persecution Increases

Veronica Neffinger | Editor, | Thursday, October 20, 2016

Three members of a Chinese house church have been accused by the government of illegal activities.

According to, two of the church members have been accused of spying while the third member was accused of “illegal business activities.”

One of the accused is named Wang Yao. Another member of the church who attended the trial stated, "Wang Yao's family weren't allowed to attend the trial, and neither were two lawyers hired by her family to defend her."

“There have been people watching me in the past few days from my neighborhood committee and the local police station... They follow me wherever I go. The police have placed very tight controls on all Huoshi Church members,” the church member added.

Another one of the accused church members, Li Hongmin, has been charged with handing out more than 11,000 gospel tracts.

This is the latest incident in China’s increased crackdown on Christianity.

There are about 68 million Protestants and nine million Catholics in China, but the government only recognizes state-sanctioned churches.

According to a report from China Aid, persecution in the country has increased sevenfold since 2008.

California Restaurants Launch Nation's First Transgender Jobs Program




October 19, 20164:31 AM ET
Heard on Morning Edition


General Manager Kristy Ramirez helps a customer at one of the El Pollo Loco franchises owned by Michaela Mendelsohn in Southern California. Mendelsohn is a transgender activist who helped launch the nation's first large-scale jobs program for transgender people.Maya Sugarman/KPCC

The unemployment rate for transgender people is double that of the general population. Now, California has set up the nation's first ever large-scale program to help transgender people find jobs.

And it's all because of Michaela Mendelsohn, a trans woman who's employed trans people at her restaurants for years.

Complete guest list for the state dinner in honor of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi

By Veronica Toney
Reliable Source

October 18

Obamas welcome Italy's first couple for state dinner 

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcome Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Mrs. Landini to the White House for a state dinner. (Erin Patrick O'Connor/The Washington Post)

The complete guest list as provided by the White House for the state dinner honoring Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Agnese Landini
Adewale Adeyemo, deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for international economics, National Security Council
Mae Podesta
Salman Ahmed, special assistant to the president & senior director for strategic planning & counselor to the national security adviser, National Security Council
Shaheen Ahmed
Elizabeth Alexander, poet
Mark C. Alexander
Mario Andretti, former racing driver
Barbra Andretti-Curto
Paola Antonelli, architect and designer, guest of the prime minister of Italy
Giorgio Armani, fashion designer, the Armani Group, guest of the prime minister of Italy
Mario Batali, chef
Susan Cahn

[At the last state dinner of the Obama White House, the word of the night is ‘bittersweet’]

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Ahead of Al Smith Dinner, Cardinal Dolan says Hillary owes Catholics an apology

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan speaks with a reporter after The Bishop’s Respect Life Dinner on Monday night in Colorado Springs.

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Ahead of Al Smith Dinner, Cardinal Dolan says Hillary owes Catholics an apology

Lisa Bourne

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, October 19, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – New York Cardinal Timothy Dolancalled for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to disassociate herself from anti-Catholic statements made by her campaign chairman and said the remarks were “extraordinarily patronizing and insulting to Catholics.”

Asked about the anti-Catholic comments after speaking at The Bishop’s Respect Life Dinner on Monday night for the Diocese of Colorado Springs, Cardinal Dolan suggested that had other faith traditions been the target of the prejudiced remarks, there would have been a swift apology and absolute disavowal of them.

But as far as an apology from Clinton for the remarks demeaning Catholics, “Hasn’t happened yet,” Cardinal Dolan said.

Emails released last week by WikiLeaks showed Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta and Director of Communications Jennifer Palmieri, both Catholics, in conversations with activists from two left-wing organizations. In the emails, Catholics were debased, with their beliefs being called “severely backwards.” Conservative Catholics also were accused of “an amazing bastardization of the faith,” and Rupert Murdoch was mocked for baptizing his children as Catholics in the River Jordan.

The U.S. Church’s bishops were slammed in the emails as well, referred to as “a middle ages dictatorship.”

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Palmieri said in one of the emails she thought conservatives that had come to Catholicism did so because “they think it is the most socially acceptable politically conservative religion,” and that “their rich friends wouldn't understand if they became evangelicals.”

Podesta admitted to helping launch a “progressive” infiltration of the Church in another email, and he took an active role in attempting to incite a liberal Catholic revolt against the U.S. bishops.

“We created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good to organize for a moment like this,” Podesta wrote. “But I think it lacks the leadership to do so now. Likewise Catholics United. Like most Spring movements, I think this one will have to be bottom up.”

The “Catholic Spring” Podesta referred to had been broached in the email by Center for Progress President Sandy Newman, who had pondered, how one would "plant the seeds of the revolution," or “who would plant them.”

Newman wrote Podesta:

Hi John. This whole controversy with the bishops opposing contraceptive coverage even though 98% of Catholic women (and their conjugal partners) have used contraception has me thinking … There needs to be a Catholic Spring, in which Catholics themselves demand the end of a middle ages dictatorship and the beginning of a little democracy and respect for gender equality in the Catholic Church.

The statements "are just extraordinarily patronizing and insulting to Catholics,” Cardinal Dolantold ABC affiliate News Channel 13 on Monday.

“If it had been said about the Jewish community, if it had been said about the Islamic community, within 10 minutes there would have been an apology and a complete distancing from those remarks,” he continued.

“Hasn't happened yet,” he stated.

The cardinal, who is chair of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Pro-LifeActivities, then said he’d like to see the Democratic candidate disassociate herself from the offending comments.

“I'm hoping that she's going to distance herself from these very insulting remarks by her chief of staff," Cardinal Dolan said.

He also told the news station that he trusts people to be guided by their moral convictions, and he expects people to be "acquainted with the issues."

The Clinton campaign has not acknowledged the anti-Catholic emails, though they have been played down by at least one Democratic operative and Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine, alsoa Catholic.

Catholics, some of who have also called for Podesta’s firing, have roundly criticized the email comments.Cardinal Timothy Dolan speaks with a reporter after The Bishop’s Respect Life Dinner on Monday night in Colorado Springs.


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Victory of the Sleeping Saints

October 19

Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation John 5:28, 29.

The Life-giver will call up His purchased possession in the first resurrection, and until that triumphant hour, when the last trump shall sound and the vast army shall come forth to eternal victory, every sleeping saint will be kept in safety and will be guarded as a precious jewel, who is known to God by name. By the power of the Saviour that dwelt in them while living and because they were partakers of the divine nature, they are brought forth from the dead.

“The hour is coming,” Christ said, “in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth.” That voice is to resound through all the habitations of the dead; and every saint who sleeps in Jesus will awake and leave his prisonhouse. Then the virtue of character we have received from Christ's righteousness will ally us to true greatness of the highest order.

The victory of the sleeping saints will be glorious on the morning of the resurrection.... The Life-giver will crown with immortality all who come forth from the grave.

There stands the risen host. The last thought was of death and its pangs. The last thoughts they had were of the grave and the tomb, but now they proclaim, “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” ... Here they stand and the finishing touch of immortality is put upon them and they go up to meet their Lord in the air.... There are the columns of angels on either side; ... then the angelic choir strike the note of victory and the angels in the two columns take up the song and the redeemed host join as though they had been singing the song on the earth, and they have been. Oh, what music! There is not an inharmonious note. Every voice proclaims, “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain.” He sees the travail of His soul, and is satisfied.

Maranatha, p.300


An Open Letter From Dan Jackson to Female Pastors in the North American Division


This statement from North American Division President Daniel R. Jackson was released on Wednesday, October 12, through the North American Division NewsPoints Bulletin.

My Dear Sisters-in-Christ — My Colleagues,

I am sending out this brief note to encourage you today. Be strong in the strength of Christ our Lord. Human hands and hearts will fail you, but He is strong for you.

Yesterday at General Conference headquarters, the Annual Council voted to implement a process to deal with policy non-compliance issues at all levels of the church. We do not know, at this point, what the impact of this will be on the NAD. I invite you pray that the Holy Spirit will guide the church during this period.

Having said this, I want to give you the assurance that the vote yesterday did not affect your status as a pastor. Furthermore, as stated in our press release yesterday, the North American Division remains committed to empower and establish our women in pastoral ministry. We will not give up on this ideal and goal. We are grateful to God for your committed service to Him.

I recognize that there may be, in the coming days, significant rumor mongering and conspiracy theories that predict dire outcomes, etc. My encouragement to you is to keep your eyes fixed on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith. My dear sisters, God will work things out in His time. His purposes will succeed. Please keep holding on. God bless each of you.

Your brother and colleague,

Daniel R. Jackson
President, North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

The Book That Set The World Free: History of the King James Bible

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Who is more Catholic than whom?

Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta speaks to members of the media outside Clinton's home in Washington on Oct. 5. (Andrew Harnik/ASSOCIATED PRESS)

By E.J. Dionne Jr. 
Opinion writer

October 16

To hear the many howls of protest from conservatives, you’d think that a handful of emails released by WikiLeaks demonstrates that Hillary Clinton’s campaign is a nest of anti-Catholics. Fortunately for her, the emails, which are four to five years old, tell a far more interesting tale about the struggles inside the Catholic Church in the period before the ascendancy of Pope Francis.

All journalism relying on WikiLeaks should note our government has accused Russia of trying to influence the American election (and that the Clinton campaign has not authenticated the emails). Voters need to be wary of Vladimir Putin’s apparent preference for Donald Trump.

But given the storm the Catholic emails have provoked, readers might want to make up their own minds by consulting the full texts.

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EndrTimes's Tenth (10th) Anniversary

Ten years ago today, I began EndrTimes as a means to provide Friends and Brethren around the world, a journal of Current Events, and to confirm how Prophecy was being fulfilled before our eyes.  I was compelled by the Holy Scriptures in the Book of Ezekiel, Chapters 3 & 33; where it mentions the Watchman's Duty.  I took the Watchman's Duty as a personal challenge and decided to begin to heed the Lord's Biblical instructions by starting this blog.  Ever since October 18, 2006, the main focus has been to give the honor and the glory to the Lord Jesus Christ, and not to allow my personal ambitions to overshadow the goal of sharing the Everlasting Gospel with all of Humanity.  Though many times my opinions have been expressed on this blog, my burning desire is to give the Creator all the credit;  Please forgive me for my shortsightedness, I aim to stay true to HIM and obey the instruction of the Holy Spirit.

And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

Matthew 10:7,8.

From the start the idea was to have a blog without any commercials or advertising;  Having such distractions on this blog would take the focus away from the main message of Christ's Soon Return, and would dilute it with filthy lucre with which the world is so obsessed.  Money or fame have never been the object of this blog, but, rather to share my love for the Word of God with the World at Large. (As quiet as its kept, to me this is a burden of love.)  Another goal of this blog is to share The Third Angel's Message that reminds us all the consequences of worshiping the Beast and his Image, and taking his mark (Sunday Rest).

 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb.

Thank you Lord Almighty for allowing this tool to endure a decade online.  Thank you Google and Blogger for your continued service, without which this blog would not exist.  Thank you Brethren and Friends from around the Planet for your continued readership.  May we continue to enjoy this medium until the Lord decides it has served its purpose.



Monday, October 17, 2016

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America's Secret Cerebral Campaign - Psychological and Informational Operations



Propaganda comes in many shapes and sizes – and our government seems to employ each one with taciturn precision: from popular artwork, to political ads, news, media, television shows, film and even music. “Psychological and informational operations” they’re called, America’s secret cerebral campaigns.

In America’s recent past, psychological operations (or Psy-Ops) were not technically legal for the government to run in America against Americans, yet that did not always stop them, as our government had some exceptionally sly methods for working around that complication. Yet today, it has now become legal for such psychological operations to operate on American soil with the intention of manipulating the way Americans think, feel and act… for national security of course. And yes you heard that correct, it now legal.

Americans are constantly encouraged to participate in capitalism, instilled with the illusion of political choice, and convinced, swayed, or tricked into believing whatever our government wants. We are used to justifying their means with public “support” that they themselves sowed. Mind games. But our government runs Psy-Ops in almost every country they have a stake in, not just the good ol’ US of A.

Recently, news broke that, at the onset of America’s famous invasion of Iraq, the Pentagon hired PR firm Bell Pottinger to create fake al-Qaida propaganda videos – and they were paid almost a half-billion dollars (of US taxpayer money) for the product. Bell Pottinger was instructed to make the films in the style of Iraqi network news and insurgent videos, and disseminate them across the war-torn country to frame al-Qaida in negative light. They even wrote Arabic soap opera scripts criticizing al-Qaida, and showing positive consequences for rejecting terrorism.

Belle Pottinger really went all out for this project. And this is absolutely not the first time this PR firm has been involved with controversial, shady clients. Notably, one of their biggest clients is the Saudi government – Bell Pottinger Middle East was established in 2006, and evidence suggests that at that same time they were also working for the US government to create propaganda in Iraq. Which, in my humble opinion, stinks of war profiteering.

But why would the government pay such an exorbitant amount of money to externalize the content creation for its propaganda operations in the Middle East? Simply because, at the time, US law prevented them from creating it on their own – but if the propaganda is outsourced, and they can distance themselves from the people who actually made it, there is nothing stopping them from brainwashing whomever they want to however they feel like.

(Soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 350th Tactical Psychological Operations, 10th Mountain Division, drop leaflets over a village near Hawijah in Kirkuk province, Iraq, on March 6, 2008.)

The thing is, a lot of Americans won’t have a problem with our government using propaganda against our enemies during a time of war. It is a time-tested strategy that works effectively. Minds are malleable. And government institutions like the FBI, and CIA have a lengthy history of testing and using psychological warfare abroad and at home. If you’ve ever heard of MK-Ultra, the CIA’s secret program dedicated to mind-control, and hypnosis, then you know what I’m talking about.

And therein lies the rub: if our government was using sneaky measures to circumvent its own laws in order to create and disseminate propaganda, what is stopping them from doing the same thing at home, especially now that they are legally allowed to do so? They can justify psychological and informational operations against our enemies, but explaining mind manipulation operations against the American people, would be very difficult.

There are no positive outcomes for such a situation. If the government is running covert psy-ops against the American people, and we find out about it, there will likely be a revolution that erupts out of the ensuing rage. If we never find out about it, they will continue to manipulate us psychologically, to achieve whatever diabolical ends they can dream up.

In the coming weeks we will hopefully learn more about the relationship between Bell Pottinger and the US government, and the extent to which their propaganda operations influenced the events during the Iraq war. But neither the pentagon nor the PR firm is eager to comment. The operations they ran werehighly confidential, top secret exercises that were supposed to remain covert. Despite the secrecy surrounding Bell Pottinger’s work, the Pentagon has repeatedly asserted that the material produced by the PR firm was “truthful”…

I doubt that there will be any repercussions or serious outcomes in the wake of this revelation. The government will sweep it under the rug and it will be damned to be forgotten like so much of our important news issues. But propaganda is no trivial matter – the freedom of the American people will quietly disappear without anyone ever even noticing should the USA continue down the path to becoming a psy-op state. Our only hope of preventing that is to make it known that we, the American people, will not stand to be propagandized.


Pope Says Not Right to Identify Islam with Violence

Posted by Dr Sircus on October 6, 2016

Pope Francis said he would not label Islam as “terrorist” because that would be unfair and not true, but in a church in Poland, he implored God to protect people from the “devastating wave” of terrorism in many parts of the world. Francis said, "We must think about what Pope Benedict said — ‘It’s the epoch of sin against God the Creator,’" declaring present conflicts and massacres add up to WWIII.

When asked why he did not describe a priest’s murder and other attacks as Islamic terrorism, Francis replied, “It’s not right to identify Islam with violence. If I speak of Islamic violence, then I have to speak of Catholic violence.” Francis also said recently that, "Killing in God’s name is satanic," which is what most Islamic terrorists seem to do.

One has to read George Friedman’s ‘Europe’s Long War with Islam’ to get some perspective on whether Islam is a religion of peace or war. “Any discussion of Islamist terrorism in Europe and the refugee crisis has to be placed in a broader historical context.” It would seem that a brief review of Islamic history would show that whenever Islam is dominating there is little peace.

“Islam is not a peaceful religion. No religion is, but Islam is especially not. It is certainly not, as some ill-informed people say, solely a religion of war. There are many peaceful verses in the Quran which — luckily for us — most Muslims live by. But it is by no means only a religion of peace… this is the verifiable truth based on the texts,” writes The Spectator.

“Not too many people are losing their heads to fanatics screaming praises to Jesus or Moses (or Buddha and the many Hindu gods either) as they are to shouts of “Allah Akbar!” That there are so many Islamic terrorist groups composed of fundamentalists of the Muslim faith is reasonable proof that there is something different and dangerous about Islam,” writes The Religion of Peace.

Sorry to hear that the Pope is not interested in speaking about Catholic violence, which there has been no shortage of in the Church’s 2000-year history. Today the concern is with Islamic violence after the centuries it took for the Church to turn to a less violent path. However, the Pope is right to say it inappropriate to talk about one without the other.
Church has a Nasty History

An event I remember from the Church’s nasty history had to do with the genocide of the Cathars. There is still violence in the Church but it has subsided considerably. However, some people feel that, “Organized religion is nothing less than organized crime – aided and abetted by the gods of the day.”

On 21 July 1209, under the command of the papal legate, Arnaud-Amaury, the Pope’s soldiers started to besiege a city, calling on the Catholics within to come out, and demanding that the Cathars surrender. Both groups refused. The entire population was slaughtered and the city burned to the ground. Contemporary sources give estimates of the number of dead ranging between 15,000 and 20,000.

Another Inquisition was established in 1234 to uproot the remaining Cathars. Operating in the south at Toulouse, it succeeded in crushing Catharism as a popular movement and driving its remaining adherents underground. Punishments for Cathars who refused to recant ranged from cross wearing and pilgrimage to imprisonment and burning.

I hope this makes the Pope happy meaning that it is now fair to talk about Islam as a religion of war and conquest. However, before we do that it is a good time to talk directly about the Pope and what he is doing. This does not depend on whether you agree or disagree about Islam’s peaceful intent. In fact, I think it best to leave that discussion to another essay but have already published significantly about this.

What is the Pope Doing?

One has to wonder why the Pope has not commented on the rape epidemic in Europe. Why has the Pope not become alarmed that as women were being molested in mass last New Year’s Eve that it was taking place in front of a great cathedral?

And why has he not said anything about the fact that the cathedral itself was under attack for hours by fireworks on that same night, disturbing all inside. “If you want to humble an empire it makes sense to maim its cathedrals. They are symbols of its faith, and when they crumple and burn, it tells us we are not so powerful and we can’t be safe.”

The Catholic Church is an integral part of Western Civilization yet it now seems to be committed to the destruction of the West. Islam has invaded the West before and is doing so again but this time Rome is asleep at the switch. So the right has to wake itself up and what will come will not be pretty. It already is ugly because of present political forces and an elite hell bent on shaping the world to their designs.

It is not too difficult to see that the Pope is working for the global agenda, for one world government and even one world religion. I first detected this when he joined the global warming banner when the truth is that we are living in a world that is about to turn radically colder. This is an elite run operation to try to fool the world about the weather with pro-Islamic Obama and Clinton all aboard.

For the Russians, they would be happy for it to warm. It would be wonderful news for it would vastly increase their agriculture but neither Putin nor Russian astrophysics believe in the farce, but the Pope does. Neither do Americans for nearly three-quarters of them don’t trust that there is a large “scientific consensus” amongst climate scientists on human behavior being the cause of climate change, according to an in-depth survey on “the politics of climate” released by Pew Research Center in early October.
Driving a Move to the Right

The globalization agenda is enough to make any person into a card carrying right wing nationalist whose first agenda is to protect the women and children and the rights of people within the context of a national instead of international background.

We have a liberal correct political posture that does not allow the public or media to become alarmed even when women are attacked in mass. All one has to do is look at the new form of Christianity forming in Sweden to see how religion and politics is playing itself out. Or see how far society is deteriorating in the United States when we read that teenagers in America resorting to sex work because they cannot afford food.

"Today Christians in particular, perhaps even more than at the time of the first martyrs, in some places experience discrimination and persecution for the mere fact of professing their faith," said Pope Francis. At the same time, he denounced the Islamic Turks in the mass killing of Armenians a century ago by Ottoman forces as "genocide."

Francis has made clear that the refugee crisis facing Europe, the Middle East and the Americas is the priority of his pontificate and has vowed to fight what he calls today’s "globalization of indifference."

The rising right wing nationalist parties in Europe and the United States are rising exactly because they are not indifferent. They are standing up for what the Pope is failing to care about and that is the rape of their women and the invasion (by invitation) of people with an alien religion, culture and law that is totally incompatible with Western culture or law.

The former Pope badly soured the relationship between the Church and Islam when the now-retired Benedict made a September 2006 speech in which he was perceived to have linked Islam to violence, sparking deadly protests in several countries and reprisal attacks on Christians thus sustaining Benedict’s views.

The questions asked here are important. The Pope is at the center of huge forces that are playing themselves out on the world scene. History is already watching but few have an eye for the truth. The Pope is not alone. President Francois Hollande just said that Islam could co-exist with secularism. The Dalai Lama disagrees saying, ‘Germany cannot become an Arab country’. He says Europe risks losing its identity by taking in too many migrants.

"They said that non-Muslims deserve to die; we should have no pity for them. They will burn in hell, anyway." — M., a 16-year-old Tunisian boy.

"I hate Christians and Jews. I don’t know why. I don’t have any apparent reason to hate them but I always hear my mom talking badly about them. She hates them too, and this is why I hate them, I guess. Mom has always told me that Muslims are Allah’s favorite people," — F., a 15-year-old Tunisian girl.

"The long-term goal of the Jihad Generation is to destroy Europe through civil war and then build an Islamic society from the ashes…" warns Professor Gilles Kepel, who is a specialist on Islamic and contemporary Arab world. Kepel claims a growing number of Muslims with poor job prospects are forming a “Jihad Generation” to continue to commit acts of terror across Europe and create the conditions that would see Europe enter into full-blown civil war.

The price of being wrong, mistaking one`s enemy for a peaceful friend is extraordinary in terms of the suffering that is invited to visit the women. If the Pope was reasonable what would he be expecting from peaceful Islam? Typically, Islam will suppress freedom of expression for artists, journalists and writers; it will drive Christians from their homes; will stone to death homosexuals; will torture inmates in prisons, will put to death innocents simply for wishing to convert to Christianity; will sentence anyone to flogging, prison or death who is even alleged to have said something that might offend Islam.

Liberals seem to love Islam no matter that it obliges women to wear veils and live apart; that it glorifies terrorists; that it will ban alcohol and arrest people for expressing unpopular opinions. Why would liberals be so tolerant of the intolerance of Islam? There is no sanity in the answer. Do we really want to see what happens if the west does not rally itself against invasion and war?

The Catholic Church will not defend the West from Islam but in the end Christians, Jews and Hindus are going to have to stand up or face the continued slaughter and mass rape of their women, cultures and laws. Even atheists will have to stand because in the eyes of Islam non-believers are an abomination before Allah. Homosexuals can cross themselves off the list if Islam has its way so they too will have to rise up.