Monday, September 24, 2018

Ellen G White - The spirit of Prophecy. (Walter Veith) Must Watch!!

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Festival Draws 30,000 Advocates to Celebrate Religious Liberty In Rwanda,...

A crowd of 30,000 watched as ministries of the Rwanda Union Mission paraded in support of religious freedom in Amahoro National Stadium, Kigali, Rwanda, on September 15, 2018. [Photo: Abraham Bakari]

Marcos Paseggi

Senior Correspondent, Adventist Review

SEPTEMBER 22, 2018

Festival Draws 30,000 Advocates to Celebrate Religious Liberty
In Rwanda, church members and friends called to uphold freedom of conscience.

By: Marcos Paseggi, 
Adventist Review

A30,000-seat stadium filled with church leaders, government officials, religious liberty advocates, and Adventist church members was the venue to celebrate religious freedom in Rwanda and the African continent on September 15, 2018. The “Religious Freedom for All” festival, which took place in the Amahoro National Stadium in Kigali, the country’s capital, crowned the proceedings of the 3rd All Africa Congress and Festival of Religious Liberty, which had begun two days earlier.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

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What the church owes New York Catholics: Legal moves and cash settlements are not enough


SEP 23, 2018 | 4:05 AM

God help us all. (Richard Drew / AP)

As a sexual abuse scandal threatens to engulf the Catholic Church globally, local dioceses scramble to get ahead of the tsunami.

They aren't going far enough.

Last week, the Brooklyn diocese was part of a $27.5 million settlement paid out to four young men who detailed horrifying molestation from 2003 to 2009 by a lay teacher at a now-closed church in Clinton Hill. The perp, thank God, is in prison, but church officials, to their shame, failed to stop him.

And just weeks after the state attorney general's office issued civil subpoenas to all eight New York dioceses and partnered with local district attorneys for possible criminal probes, Timothy Cardinal Dolan tapped retired federal Judge Barbara Jones to review his archdiocese's record on abuse incidents.

She must work swiftly, fearlessly and independently.

Meantime, the New York and Brooklyn dioceses already have reconciliation programs paying sums to victims who come forward and forego the courts.

A true commitment to transparency means the dioceses must stop blocking Albany's Child Victims Act — including a "lookback" provision giving victims a year to seek justice in court for past failures.

We know the church failed to stop abuse. Let victims seek justice, now.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

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Morocco Extradites Fugitive Catholic Priest to Face U.S. Sex Charges

By ML Nestel On 9/22/18 at 2:08 PM 


Arthur Perrault, 80, was labeled a serial pedophile by the feds for ducking the law for almost three decades in Tangier, Morocco after allegedly committing a “long history of child sex abuse against vulnerable victims.” He was extradited and back on American soil as of Friday and formally charged in federal court with criminal aggravated sexual abuse and abusive sexual contact with one boy on federally-protected land. Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

An elderly Catholic priest who had evaded the law for almost three decades in Tangier, Morocco after allegedly committing a “long history of child sex abuse against vulnerable victims” was extradited and back on American soil as of Friday.

He is facing child molestation charges. If found guilty, he could spend the rest of his life in jail.

Arthur Perrault, 80, served as a Roman Catholic chaplain on a New Mexico Air Force Base in the 1990s and pastor at a local Albuquerque, New Mexico parish. Before that he was a pastor in Rhode Island.

Authorities say that once allegations of sexual abuse emerged against him in both New Mexico and Rhode Island, he fled the country.

Perrault was formally charged Friday afternoon in federal court with criminal aggravated sexual abuse and abusive sexual contact with one boy on federally-protected land.

U.S. Attorney John Anderson said that Perrault broke trust with the community while he was supposed to safeguard them and be “a mentor to young people.”

He added that while the alleged crimes spanned decades, he said the indictment proves that his office will “pursue justice for victims despite the passage of time or the many years that this defendant sought to put between him and these alleged offenses.”

The unsealed indictment accuses Perrault, who had been teaching at a school in Tangier up until his arrest, of engaging in sexual acts with unnamed victims at Kirtland Air Force Base and also Santa Fe National Cemetery.

The victim, who the indictment describes as not yet 12-years-old was said to have been repeatedly violated by Perrault.

That same year he was suspended from his role with the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, according to court papers.

The FBI brought new charges against Perrault in the Spring of 2016 when Doe came forward, a U.S. Attorney’s Office District of New Mexico official confirmed.

Bergoglio to the U.S. Hispanics, when different cultures meet we walk in hope

The Pope's words in the video message for the fifth National Meeting in the United States, scheduled until 23 September in Grapevine, Texas

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"Different cultures, different ways of living and thinking meet and walk in hope. Your goal is to reach a different way of being and of relating that encourages each person and each group to share the richness of their traditions, the richness of their experiences, to break down walls, to build bridges". Pope Francis says in the video message for the fifth National Meeting of Hispanic Catholics in the United States, scheduled until September 23 in Grapevine, Texas.

"I see that the fifth meeting - continues Francis - is a concrete way for the Church in the United States to respond to the challenge of "coming out" of any kind of comfort, and become a leaven of communion with all those who seek a future of hope, especially with young people and families living on the outskirts of society".

"I know that the process of this fifth meeting - the Pope adds - has comforted many immigrants who live in situations of fear and uncertainty. The fifth meeting has offered them a greater sense of community, friendship and support. It was also an instrument of grace that led to the conversion of the hearts of many people and, above all, to the pastoral conversion of situations and to the pastoral conversion of particular Churches, parishes, colleges, of whatever type of ecclesial meeting. Pastoral conversion through the encounter, of course, in the adoration of Jesus Christ". "I am aware of the contribution that the Hispanic community makes to the life of the nation and I pray that the fifth meeting will continue to contribute to the renewal of society and to the apostolate of the Church in the United States of America".

The meeting in Grapevine is centered on the theme "Missionary disciples: witnesses of God".

The main objective of this Encuendro - the website of the Holy See Vatican News explains - is to discern how the Church in the United States responds to the presence of Hispanics and Latin Americans. Another priority is to strengthen the way in which they "involve themselves and participate in the life of the Church as missionary disciples". In the preparatory phase, before the opening of the meeting, more than 5,000 parishes participated in the consultation process, with hundreds of thousands of parishioners from all over Latin America and with different national cultures. 

Christian World News - September 21, 2018

Comments to Agenda 2030 for sustainable development - By Abel Struksnes

Rejoicing in the Lord - Steps to Christ / Chapter 13

A New World Order Is Coming – Who Will Usher It In?

IS a New World Order something we should look forward to? Will it take place and if so, when? Who will be responsible for bringing in this New World Order? Will it be the president of the United States or maybe even the head of the Roman Catholic Church, the pope himself? Where can we find these answers? Does the Bible say anything about this important subject that will affect the whole world? Let’s look at some information that will help us get a better picture of upcoming events. 

Pope Calls For A New World Order

We have an obligation, says Pope Francis current pope as of 2018, to take care of those around us. And to do that, we have to steward our resources. It should be the new world order.

Francis made the comments during his South America tour, according to the Associated Press.

"As stewards of these riches which we have received, we have an obligation toward society as a whole and toward future generations," he told reporters. "We cannot bequeath this heritage to them without proper care for the environment, without a sense of gratuitousness born of our contemplation of the created world."

This isn't the first time the Pope has called for a focus on sharing resources, and in doing so, he's gained many critics.

Some have called the Pope's suggestions "pure Marxism," and some believe that his policies indicate he is the last pope before Christ returns.

Yet Francis remains firm.

"The goods of the earth are meant for everyone, and however much someone may parade his property, it has a social mortgage," Francis said. "The tapping of natural resources, which are so abundant in Ecuador, must not be concerned with short-term benefits." 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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Source: China and the Vatican to sign historic agreement by end of September

Gerard O’Connell

September 18, 2018

Pope Francis holds a letter presented by Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, retired bishop of Hong Kong, during his general audience at the Vatican Jan. 10. Cardinal Zen says until the Vatican signs an agreement with China on the appointment of bishops, he will continue to speak against it. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The Holy See and China are scheduled to sign an agreement in Beijing on the nomination of bishops sometime before the end of September. “It will be a historic breakthrough,” a Vatican source told America. He confirmed that a high-level Holy See delegation will travel to the Chinese capital for the signing and that a date has already been fixed for this ground-breaking event.

The agreement only deals with the question of the nomination of bishops. It gives each side a say in the selection of candidates, but it recognizes that the pope will have the final word in the appointment of bishops for the Catholic Church throughout mainland China.

Since the Communists came to power in 1949—they later expelled the papal representative and broke relations with the Holy See in 1951—Chinese authorities have insisted that Rome should “not interfere in the internal affairs of China.” This agreement offers a more pragmatic understanding of that declaration by acknowledging the pope’s key role in the nomination of bishops in the most populous country in the world.

Both sides consider it “a provisional agreement,” to be revisited in some years. Sources told America that the Holy See recognizes that it is “not a good agreement,” but it believes that it is the only one possible at present and that, in a small but highly significant way, it opens the door to developing a constructive and improving dialogue with the world’s emerging superpower.

America has learned that the text of the agreement will not be made public, even after the signing.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Trump Orders Declassification Of FBI Documents Sought By House Republicans

September 17, 20186:48 PM ET

Carter Page, former foreign policy adviser for the Trump campaign, speaks to the media after testifying before the House intelligence committee on Nov. 2, 2017. Mark Wilson/Getty Images 

Updated at 7:43 p.m. ET

President Trump has ordered the intelligence community to "provide for the immediate declassification" of several documents related to the FBI and the Department of Justice, the White House press secretary announced Monday.

National Security
Big Questions In Russia Case May Be Answered If FISA Documents Are Unredacted

The documents in question are specific pages of the June 2017 FISA warrant application related to onetime Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page, all FBI interview reports prepared in connection with all FISA warrant applications in connection with Page, and all FBI reports of interviews with Justice Department lawyer Bruce Ohr prepared in connection with the FBI's Russia investigation.

Additionally, Trump has ordered the DOJ and the FBI to release all text messages related to the Russia investigation — in unredacted form — of former FBI Director James Comey, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok, former FBI attorney Lisa Page and Ohr.

"When the President issues such an order, it triggers a declassification review process that is conducted by various agencies within the intelligence community, in conjunction with the White House Counsel, to seek to ensure the safety of America's national security interests," a spokesperson for the Department of Justice said in a statement. "The Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are already working with the Director of National Intelligence to comply with the President's order."

New Jersey Hotline For Clergy Sex Abuse Claims Flooded With Calls, Officials Say

September 15, 2018 at 11:13 pm

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A hotline created to document reports of clergy sex abuse in New Jersey is receiving so many calls that some can’t even get through. The round-the-clock call center opened last week as part of a new investigation by Attorney General Gurbir Grewal.

Fred Marigliano says it took him more than 50 years to speak out about being abused by his priest when he was 11-years-old.

“All I wanted to do was not be raped again,” he told CBS2. “Sometimes I still have nightmares.”

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His sobering story was told to a crowd that included Cardinal Joseph Tobin at Newark’s Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart on Friday. On Saturday, he called it in to Grewal’s office via the hotline that’s been slammed virtually nonstop with calls from other survivors.

“It rang maybe 10 times,” survivor Joe Capozzi said. “It hung up and a message came up saying we’re unable to take your call.”

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro released a grand jury report last month which alleged there’s more than 1,000 victims of sexual abuse by more than 300 Roman Catholic priests in the state over the past seven decades. Soon after, Grewal created the hotline to identify potential victims in New Jersey. He wouldn’t discuss the exact number of calls coming in, but he did confirm the volume is so high it’s forced him to assign additional staff.

Attorney Greg Gianforcaro says he’s interacted with at least 300 victims in New Jersey, and he thinks the state’s total number will most likely surpass Pennsylvania’s.

“In 1958, New Jersey passed the charitable immunity legislation, that basically immunized this kind of abuse by religious clerics,” Gianforcaro said on Friday. “I think under these circumstances I believe that New Jersey was a safe haven for pedophile priests.”

Survivors say the state’s statute of limitations has given them another reason to call.

“We want you to go back and do away with the statute of limitations so these people… these people that raped us and raped our kids can pay the price,” Marigliano said.

Cardinal Tobin says he supports eliminating the statute of limitations.

“I think a blanket question like that is hard sometimes, because you have to ask to what do statute of limitations do that we’ve kept them around for so long? But I do believe there’s something unique about this crime in that people often don’t realize what happened to them until they are adults,” Newark’s Archbishop said. “Demand the truth, because Jesus said the truth will set us free.”

Grewal says a state task force will use the calls to present evidence to a state grand jury.

“I kept my secret for 20 years, and it ate me up inside,” Capozzi said. “It was slowly killing me, and now being able to call up the hotline, leave your name, leave your information and let go of that secret because then you can start healing.”

New York’s Attorney General Barbara Underwood has also launched an investigation into all eight Roman Catholic dioceses in the state. Underwood’s office also announced a hotline — 1-800-771-7755 — for individuals to call to report allegations of clergy abuse, as well as a confidential online complaint form that can be found at


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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Washington in the Lap of Rome

November 27, 2013 

James Arendt

“Washington in the Lap of Rome” is a book authored by Justin D. Fulton copyrighted in 1888. Because any copyrights prior to 1923 have expired and are now in the public domain, I took the liberty to convert a PDF file of this book to HTML format to make it easier to read and more visible on the Internet. I used ALL CAPS for the titles because the original text uses them.

If you are familiar with the Illuminati / New World Order conspiracy for one world government but do not know about the Vatican / Jesuit connection, please do yourself a favor and hear what people in the 19th century had to say about it! True history is suppressed! You won’t read this in school history books. There have been many people in history who have confirmed Justin D. Fulton’s research. Samuel Morse, the inventor of the telegraph, is one of them. When you understand the Vatican / Jesuit connection to the Illuminati, you won’t need people like Alex Jones to interpret the news for you! You’ll be able to better read between the lines and see what is happening and why it’s happening.


The Catholic Church Is Breaking Apart. Here’s Why.


Cardinal Donald Wuerl walks between rows of Catholic clergy as he leaves the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on February 20, 2016.
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September 14, 2018 at 2:00 AM

Pope Francis, Cardinal Wuerl, Theodore McCarrick, and the crisis of a church divided.

Consider what we know, and what has been alleged, about Pope Francis, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, and disgraced former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

For several decades, Father, Bishop, Archbishop, and eventually Cardinal McCarrick preyed sexually on the priests and seminarians serving under his authority. There are credible allegations he abused boys as young as 11. To the extent that this behavior was a secret within the American church, it was very badly kept. Between 2005 and 2007, three dioceses in New Jersey paid out large cash settlements to keep allegations of abuse by McCarrick quiet. As Bishop Steven Lopes said in a homily first reported by First Things, “I was a seminarian when Theodore McCarrick was named archbishop of Newark. And he would visit the seminary often, and we all knew.”

McCarrick ended his career as cardinal of the Washington, D.C., archdiocese and was succeeded by Archbishop Donald Wuerl, who arrived having just served as bishop of Pittsburgh. Wuerl’s former diocese has been in the news recently after the release of a grand jury report by the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office outlining decades of abuse by priests in the state.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Subverting the Republic - Bob Trefz

Abuses, the Knights of Columbus: we shall help rebuild the U.S. Church

Carl A. Anderson writes to members of the country’s largest Catholic fraternal benefit society. Among the proposals, expansion of the zero-tolerance policy to include sexual activity or misconduct by clerics including bishops, and by seminarians

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The leader of the Knights of Columbus calls on members of the U.S. Catholic organization to work for repentance, reform and rebuilding of the Church after the recent emergence of new sexual abuse scandals and suggests, among other things, the expansion of the zero-tolerance policy to include sexual activity or misconduct by clerics including bishops, and by seminarians.

“The Knights of Columbus - laymen, priests and chaplains together - will have an important role to play in rebuilding the Church. We must commit the Knights of Columbus to work for repentance, reform and rebuilding of the Church” the Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson writes in a public letter to his knight brothers.

The letter is based on two well-known events that are rocking not only the North American Church - but also Europe, Latin America and elsewhere, Anderson points out - namely, the sexual abuses committed by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report on abuses. “Many feel deeply betrayed by those whom they long held in high regard,” Anderson writes, stating that “ the disgrace not only is borne by the perpetrators, it hurts us all, as does the silence of shepherds who have ignored the cries of their flocks”, because while there is no doubt that there are “many wonderful and faithful laborers in the vineyard of the Lord among our priests and bishops” it is “clear,” that “ in addition to devastating criminal acts, we have seen many other moral failings by clergy that represent a crisis of commitment to the Gospel”. And “ Too often the needs of victims have been subordinated to a distorted sense of mercy toward the perpetrators or an instinct for clerical self-preservation”.

Now, the head of the largest Catholic fraternal benefit society in the United States continues, the Knights of Columbus must commit themselves to work for repentance, reform and rebuilding of the Church. Repentance, first of all, “should include a full accounting of the misdeeds by those who have committed them. Archbishop McCarrick and others at fault owe us a full account of their actions, motivations and cover-ups. After years of having us confess to them, it is now time for them to come clean about what they have done and what they have failed to do”. This “will also help increase the recognition that clerical sexual abuse is a global problem that must be addressed at the highest levels of the Catholic Church. Moreover, priests and bishops who refuse to live according to their promises of celibacy should be removed from public ministry, not out of retribution, but for the protection of the faithful and to prevent future variations of the scandal we now suffer”.

Reforming the Church, the Supreme Knight of Columbus continues, includes “ many good ideas that have been proposed, such as a full and complete investigation of sexual abuse led by an independent commission that includes laity; complete transparency by the Catholic hierarchy into all matters of criminal sexual misconduct past or future; an expansion of the zero tolerance policy to include sexual activity or misconduct by clerics including bishops, and by seminarians; and a call for faithfulness by all members of the clergy, including bishops. There must also be an independent ethics hotline for reporting of criminal and other conduct at odds with Catholic teaching on the clerical state of life; and there must be protections against retaliation”. Reforms that - Anderson stresses - will be difficult for a Church largely unused to them, and we must support our bishops and our priests in embracing these reforms in order to rebuild.

According to Anderson, “We can help to rebuild our Church in several ways. Above all else, Knights — and our chaplains — must embrace love of God and love of neighbor. This is Christ’s great commandment and the founding mission of our Order. It is also exactly the opposite of the rejection of God and exploitation of neighbor that our Church has witnessed in these scandals”. After recalling then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger denunciation of “filth” in the Church pronounced in 2005 and Pope Francis’ recent letter to the People of God, Carl A. Anderson concentrates his intention to help renew the Church on a national level through a Novena of Masses, in the forthcoming organization of a national tour of the relic of Saint John’s heart.

Under God's Discipline

September 15 

Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: for he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole. Job 5:17, 18

Our heavenly Father does not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men. He has His purpose in the whirlwind and in the storm, in the fire and in the flood. The Lord permits calamities to come to His people to save them from greater dangers. He desires everyone to examine his own heart closely and carefully, and then draw near to God, that God may draw near to him.

Our life is in the hands of God. He sees dangers threatening us that we cannot see. He is the giver of all our blessings; the provider of all our mercies; the orderer of all our experiences. He sees the perils that we cannot see. He may permit to come upon His people that which fills their hearts with sadness, because He sees that they need to make straight paths for their feet, lest the lame be turned out of the way. He knows our frame, and remembers that we are dust. Even the very hairs of our head are numbered. He works through natural causes to lead His people to remember that He has not forgotten them, but that He desires them to forsake the way which, if they were permitted to follow unchecked and unreproved, would lead them into great peril. Trials come to us all to lead us to investigate our hearts, to see if they are purified from all that defiles. Constantly the Lord is working to our present and eternal good....

Every soul that is saved must be a partaker with Christ of His sufferings, that he may be a partaker with Him of His glory. How few understand why God subjects them to trial. It is by the trial of our faith that we gain spiritual strength. The Lord seeks to educate His people to lean wholly upon Him....

Let everyone examine his own course of action. Let everyone ask himself whether he is meeting the standard that God has placed before him. Can we say from the heart, I lay aside my own will? “I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart”? Do we ask daily, “Lord, what is thy will concerning me?”

In Heavenly Places, p.265.

Make the Sabbath a Delight

All who love God should do what they can to make the Sabbath a delight, holy and honorable. They cannot do this by seeking their own pleasure in sinful, forbidden amusements. Yet they can do much to exalt the Sabbath in their families and make it the most interesting day of the week. We should devote time to interesting our children. A change will have a happy influence upon them. We can walk out with them in the open air; we can sit with them in the groves and in the bright sunshine, and give their restless minds something to feed upon by conversing with them upon the works of God, and can inspire them with love and reverence by calling their attention to the beautiful objects in nature.

The Sabbath should be made so interesting to our families that its weekly return will be hailed with joy. In no better way can parents exalt and honor the Sabbath than by devising means to impart proper instruction to their families and interesting them in spiritual things, giving them correct views of the character of God and what He requires of us in order to perfect Christian characters and attain to eternal life. Parents, make the Sabbath a delight, that your children may look forward to it and have a welcome in their hearts for it.

Child Guidance, p.536.

The (Roman Catholic) Church's Dark Secret: The Hidden Truth behind Child Abuse

The Church's Dark Secret: The Hidden Truth behind Child Abuse

Published on Sep 14, 2018

A Pennsylvania grand jury revealed that a succession of hundreds of Catholic priests abused thousands of children, the abuse went on for decades. Now, thousands of Catholic's are now calling on the Pope to resign after church officials reveal he knew about predator priests and did nothing to stop them. Discover what the mainstream media wont tell you about this crisis! Find how how high this problem goes and the real reasons behind Catholic Church abuse which includes elements of mind control and satanism. 

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The Four Winds Loosed,

September 15

Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. Revelation 7:3.

Angels are belting the world, refusing Satan his claims to supremacy, made because of the vast multitude of his adherents. We hear not the voices, we see not with the natural sight the work of these angels, but their hands are linked about the world, and with sleepless vigilance they are keeping the armies of Satan at bay till the sealing of God's people shall be accomplished. 

John sees the elements of nature—earthquake, tempest, and political strife—represented as being held by four angels. These winds are under control until God gives the word to let them go. There is the safety of God's church. The angels of God do His bidding, holding back the winds of the earth, that the winds should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree, until the servants of God should be sealed in their foreheads.

The present is a time of overwhelming interest to all living. Rulers and statesmen, men who occupy positions of trust and authority, thinking men and women of all classes, have their attention fixed upon the events taking place about us. They are watching the strained, restless relations that exist among the nations. They observe the intensity that is taking possession of every earthly element, and they realize that something great and decisive is about to take place—that the world is on the verge of a stupendous crisis.

Angels are now restraining the winds of strife, until the world shall be warned of its coming doom; but a storm is gathering, ready to burst upon the earth, and when God shall bid His angels loose the winds, there will be such a scene of strife as no pen can picture....

A moment of respite has been graciously given us of God. Every power lent us of heaven is to be used in doing the work assigned us by the Lord for those who are perishing in ignorance. The warning message is to be sounded in all parts of the world.... A great work is to be done, and this work has been entrusted to those who know the truth for this time

Maranatha, p. 266.

Happy Sabbath

Friday, September 14, 2018

American Bishops Meet With Pope Francis About Abuse

Pope Francis meeting with American bishops on Thursday at the Vatican.

CreditVatican Medi, via Reuters

By Jason Horowitz
Sept. 13, 2018

VATICAN CITY — It was not the warmest of Vatican welcomes.

Amid a spiraling sexual abuse crisis that has threatened the pontificate of Pope Francis, America’s top Roman Catholic prelates met with the pontiff on Thursday. They were seeking a robust investigation into how Vatican officials permitted one of America’s top bishops, former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, to climb the hierarchy despite apparently knowing of allegations of his sexual misconduct.

But before the Americans could enter the pope’s private office, the church revealed that an investigation had in fact begun — just perhaps not the one they were expecting.

While a Vatican statement announcing the noon meeting began by listing the American delegation, including the secretary general of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Msgr. Brian Bransfield, it concluded with the revelation that Francis had accepted the resignation of the monsignor’s cousin, Bishop Michael J. Bransfield of West Virginia.

The pope, the statement said, has named a temporary administrator for the Wheeling-Charleston Diocese, Archbishop William E. Lori. Archbishop Lori promptly declared in his own statement that Francis had instructed him “to conduct an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment of adults against Bishop Bransfield.”

As of Thursday afternoon, the Vatican had released no other statement about the meeting. The bishops conference released a short statement from its president, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston.

“We are grateful to the Holy Father for receiving us in audience,” it said. “We shared with Pope Francis our situation in the United States — how the Body of Christ is lacerated by the evil of sexual abuse. He listened very deeply from the heart. It was a lengthy, fruitful, and good exchange.”

The cardinal said they had prayed together and “look forward to actively continuing our discernment together identifying the most effective next steps.”

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Let the Churches Awake / Testimonies for the Church, vol 6 - 07-14

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Vatican Control Through Civil Law

'Civil war' divides world's Catholics amid allegations of sex abuse, coverup

An elevated view of the crowd of faithful attending the Easter Sunday mass celebrated by Pope Francis on Saint Peter's square in the Vatican City, Vatican on April 1, 2018.


VATICAN CITY – The latest — and most serious — wave of pedophilia and cover-up allegations to hit the Vatican is shining a new light on the gap dividing the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics. And almost none of it is about the charges of widespread clerical abuse scandals.

Dozens of commentators and Vatican watchers have pointed to the wide gap between the views of conservative, traditional Catholics in the mold of Pope Benedict XVI, Francis’ predecessor, and those of reform-minded Catholics like Pope Francis. Many media have referred to what is happening as a kind of “civil war.”

Though he is widely popular among non-Catholics, Francis has been a polarizing figure among the faithful since he was first elected five years ago.

The latest sex abuse allegations, specifically those raised by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, former nuncio to the United States, have only increased public pressure on Francis to resign in order to save the church.

Viganò named more than two dozen current and former Vatican and U.S. officials and accused them of knowing about and covering up for ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who is accused of sexually molesting and harassing minors as well as adults. He accused Francis of rehabilitating McCarrick from canonical sanctions imposed on him by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009 or 2010. The Vatican has known since at least 2000 that McCarrick slept with seminarians.

Adding to the crisis within the Vatican was a grand jury report in Pennsylvania that detailed the specter of more than 1,000 alleged under-age victims of abuse by more than 300 priests over the span of seven decades.

Francis is scheduled Thursday to meet with U.S. cardinals and bishops who are expecting to demand answers about the McCarrick scandal. The Vatican said that the U.S. delegation would be headed by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and also include Francis' top sex abuse adviser, Cardinal Sean O'Malley.

Francis, signaling the Catholic Church's inability to defuse long-running clergy sex scandals, on Wednesday summoned the presidents of Catholic bishops conferences worldwide to the Vatican in February to discuss protecting children and preventing sexual abuse by priests. The meeting, on Feb. 21-24, is believed to be the first of its kind and comes amid the growing criticism over the pope's handling of sex-abuse cases dating back decades.

But Robert Mickens, a veteran Vatican analyst who is now the editor of La Croix International, said the sex abuse scandal masks a rift in the church about its direction under the current pope.

“The trouble calling what is happening with these scandals and the church a ‘civil war’ is that these two camps have existed since the start of Francis’ papacy, plus the fact that the situation has very little to do the sex scandals,” he said.


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Monday, September 10, 2018

Ground Zero (9/11)

Vatican promises 'necessary clarifications' to Pope Francis cover-up claims

Pope Francis' nine cardinal advisers expressed their "full solidarity" with the pope accusations about mishandling accusations of sexual misconduct of a former Cardinal

by Associated Press / Sep.10.2018 / 6:21 PM ET

Pope Francis talks with Archbishop Georg Ganswein during a general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican on Sept. 5, 2018.Max Rossi / Reuters

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is preparing the "necessary clarifications" about accusations that top Vatican officials including Pope Francis covered up the sexual misconduct of a now-disgraced American cardinal, Francis' top advisers said Monday.

In a statement, Francis' nine cardinal advisers expressed their "full solidarity" with the pope over the scandal, which has thrown his papacy into crisis.

The cardinals, who are meeting at the Vatican this week, said they were aware that "the Holy See is working on formulating the potential and necessary clarifications."

Francis has refused to respond to the 11-page document published Aug. 26 by the retired ambassador to the U.S., Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano.

Vigano named more than two dozen current and former Vatican officials and accused them of knowing about and covering up for ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who is accused of sexually molesting and harassing minors as well as adults.


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Specifically, Vigano accused Francis of rehabilitating McCarrick from canonical sanctions imposed on him by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009 or 2010.

The Vatican has known since at least 2000 that McCarrick slept with seminarians.

Francis removed McCarrick as cardinal in July following accusations he groped a teenage altar boy in the 1970s, a canonical crime that could result in him being defrocked.

Francis' refusal to immediately respond to Vigano's claims has frustrated many Catholics in the U.S., who were already outraged that McCarrick's penchant for seminarians and young priests was apparently an open secret in some Catholic circles.

That outrage has been compounded by the revelations of the Pennsylvania grand jury report, detailing the abuse of more than 1,000 children by some 300 priests over 70 years, while bishops covered up for them.

Trump closing Palestinian mission in pro-Israel move

By The Associated PressWASHINGTON — Sep 10, 2018, 1:48 PM ET

WATCH: U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Israel was facing Hamas extremists who incited people who lobbed flaming objects toward the Israeli side of the border fence and urged protest marchers to breach it.

President Donald Trump is closing the Palestine Liberation Organization's mission in Washington, the latest U.S. blow against the Palestinians and an international court during the stalled Mideast peace process.

Some things to know:


The administration's move to close the PLO office in Washington is not directly connected to the Trump White House's opposition to the International Criminal Court, although the administration is trying to link them.

But the Trump administration is trotting out discussions about the two on the same day — Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year — in a move certain to inflame the White House's already bitter relations with Palestinians.

On the one hand, the State Department announced Monday that the administration is closing the PLO office in Washington because the Palestinians aren't directly negotiating any peace agreement with Israel. A provision in a U.S. law says the PLO mission must close if the peace process does not go forward.

Meanwhile, National Security Adviser John Bolton discussed the U.S. refusal to recognize the ICC, which the Palestinians are trying to get to prosecute Israel for war crimes. He said the U.S. would retaliate if the ICC tries to prosecute any Americans over conduct in Afghanistan.

The administration is trying to draw a connection between the two and pressure Palestinians to talk directly with Israel. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert called the two developments "consistent."

"This is yet another affirmation of the Trump administration's policy to collectively punish the Palestinian people," Palestinian official Saeb Erekat said.



It's another strike at a half-century of U.S. policy toward the region. For decades, even amid close U.S.-Israeli ties, Washington had tried to position itself as a neutral party in the vexing Mideast conflict, willing to call out both sides when they take steps seen as contrary to the pursuit of peace.

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Sunday, September 09, 2018

5 Corporations Now Dominate Our Privatized Intelligence Industry

5 Corporations Now Dominate Our Privatized Intelligence Industry

This unaccountable oligarchy of spies controls the information that guides our military and civilian leaders.

September 8, 2016

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in Washington in February 2016. Previously, Clapper held a position in the private sector with SRA International. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon)

The recent integration of two military contractors into a $10 billion behemoth is the latest in a wave of mergers and acquisitions that have transformed America’s privatized, high-tech intelligence system into what looks like an old-fashioned monopoly.

In August, Leidos Holdings, a major contractor for the Pentagon and the National Security Agency, completed a long-planned merger with the Information Systems & Global Solutions division of Lockheed Martin, the global military giant. The 8,000 operatives employed by the new company do everything from analyzing signals for the NSA to tracking down suspected enemy fighters for US Special Forces in the Middle East and Africa.

The sheer size of the new entity makes Leidos one of the most powerful companies in the intelligence-contracting industry, which is worth about $50 billion today. According to a comprehensive study I’ve just completed on public and private employment in intelligence, Leidos is now the largest of five corporations that together employ nearly 80 percent of the private-sector employees contracted to work for US spy and surveillance agencies.

This is incredibly risky for a country so dependent on intelligence to fight global wars and prevent domestic attacks.

Yes, that’s 80 percent. For the first time since spy agencies began outsourcing their core analytic and operational work in the late 1990s, the bulk of the contracted work goes to a handful of companies: Leidos, Booz Allen Hamilton, CSRA, SAIC, and CACI International. This concentration of “pure plays”—a Wall Street term for companies that makes one product for a single market—marks a fundamental shift in an industry that was once a highly diverse mix of large military contractors, small and medium technology companies, and tiny “Beltway Bandits” surrounding Washington, D.C.

As I argue below, these developments are incredibly risky for a country more dependent than ever on intelligence to fight global wars and prevent domestic attacks. “The problem with just five companies providing the lion’s share of contractors is that the client, the U.S. government, won’t have much alternative when a company screws up,” says David Isenberg, the author of Shadow Force: Private Security Contractors in Iraq.

Moreover, the fact that much of this privatized work is top secret—and is generally underreported in the press—undermines the accountability and transparency of our spy agencies. That should deeply concern the American public.

10 Things to Know About Papal Ninja Sean Bryan

Theresa Zoe Williams September 4, 2017

You may recognize Sean Bryan from the television show American Ninja Warrior where he competes as the Papal Ninja and wears shirts designed after the Vatican Flag (with a nod to the Dominicans, too!). But here are ten things you may not know about Sean.

1. He discerned with the Salesians for four years

During his last semester of college at University of California Berkley, Sean cross-registered for two classes at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology to get a jump on classes for seminary (he had been accepted into the seminary for the Archdiocese of Newark, NJ). One class was taught by a Salesian sister and it piqued his interest so much that he decided to enter formation with the Salesians instead.

2. The most negative comments Sean receives about being openly Catholic on American Ninja Warrior are from…other Catholics!

People seem to think that Sean’s cashing in on being Catholic and athletic, but he’s not making any money by appearing on the show or from other things related to the show. He competes openly as a Catholic simply to show the world that being Catholic is normal and to display his gratitude to God for the gifts He has given him. And to hopefully bring others to faith, as well!

3. Sean’s favorite drink is Pedialyte

Not exactly by choice, though! Sean drinks Pedialyte to make sure he has enough electrolytes in his system to help with muscle recovery. He doesn’t follow a specific diet, either, just makes sure to get enough protein, fruits, and vegetables…and the occasional In-N-Out

4. Sean prays with fellow American Ninja Warrior competitors 

Courtesy of Sean Bryan via Instagram 

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The group’s tithe to the Holy See this year would have been about $820,000, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Saturday, September 08, 2018

The Lord's Prayer

"After this manner therefore pray ye." Matthew 6:9.

The Lord's Prayer was twice given by our Saviour, first to the multitude in the Sermon on the Mount, and again, some months later, to the disciples alone. The disciples had been for a short time absent from their Lord, when on their return they found Him absorbed in communion with God. Seeming unconscious of their presence, He continued praying aloud. The Saviour's face was irradiated with a celestial brightness. He seemed to be in the very presence of the Unseen, and there was a living power in His words as of one who spoke with God.

The hearts of the listening disciples were deeply moved. They had marked how often He spent long hours in solitude in communion with His Father. His days were passed in ministry to the crowds that pressed upon Him, and in unveiling the treacherous sophistry of the rabbis, and this incessant labor often left Him so utterly wearied that His mother and brothers, and even His disciples, had feared that His life would be sacrificed. But as He returned from the hours of prayer that closed the toilsome day, they marked the look of peace upon His face, the sense of refreshment that seemed to pervade His presence. It was from hours spent with God that He came forth, morning by morning, to bring the light of heaven to men. The disciples had come to connect His hours of prayer with the power of His words and works. Now, as they listened to His supplication, their hearts were awed and humbled. As He ceased praying, it was with a conviction of their own deep need that they exclaimed, "Lord, teach us to pray." Luke 11:1.

Jesus gives them no new form of prayer. That which He has before taught them He repeats, as if He would say, You need to understand what I have already given. It has a depth of meaning you have not yet fathomed.

The Saviour does not, however, restrict us to the use of these exact words. As one with humanity, He presents His own ideal of prayer, words so simple that they may be adopted by the little child, yet so comprehensive that their significance can never be fully grasped by the greatest minds. We are taught to come to God with our tribute of thanksgiving, to make known our wants, to confess our sins, and to claim His mercy in accordance with His promise.

"When ye pray, say Our Father." Luke 11:2.

Jesus teaches us to call His Father our Father. He is not ashamed to call us brethren. Hebrews 2:11. So ready, so eager, is the Saviour's heart to welcome us as members of the family of God, that in the very first words we are to use in approaching God He places the assurance of our divine relationship, "Our Father."

Here is the announcement of that wonderful truth, so full of encouragement and comfort, that God loves us as He loves His Son. This is what Jesus said in His last prayer for His disciples, Thou "hast loved them, as Thou hast loved Me." John 17:23.

The world that Satan has claimed and has ruled over with cruel tyranny, the Son of God has, by one vast achievement, encircled in His love and connected again with the throne of Jehovah. Cherubim and seraphim, and the unnumbered hosts of all the unfallen worlds, sang anthems of praise to God and the Lamb when this triumph was assured. They rejoiced that the way of salvation had been opened to the fallen race and that the earth would be redeemed from the curse of sin. How much more should those rejoice who are the objects of such amazing love!

How can we ever be in doubt and uncertainty, and feel that we are orphans? It was in behalf of those who had transgressed the law that Jesus took upon Him human nature; He became like unto us, that we might have everlasting peace and assurance. We have an Advocate in the heavens, and whoever accepts Him as a personal Saviour is not left an orphan to bear the burden of his own sins.

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Thursday, September 06, 2018

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What has Pope Francis covered up?

Francis is now facing the biggest crisis of his pontificate

8 September 2018 9:00 AM

The Catholic Church is confronting a series of interconnected scandals so shameful that its very survival is threatened. Pope Francis himself is accused of covering up the activities of one of the nastiest sexual predators ever to wear a cardinal’s hat: his close ally Theodore McCarrick, the retired Archbishop of Washington, DC.

Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI are also implicated; they did nothing, or almost nothing, while Mc-Carrick was seducing every seminarian he could get his hands on. (‘Hide the pretty ones!’ they used to say when he visited seminaries.) Yet powerful cardinals kept quiet and are now suspected of lying their heads off after Mc–Carrick’s crimes were recently made public.

McCarrick is the world’s only ex-cardinal. He was forced to resign in July when sexual abuse allegations against him were found to be ‘creditable and substantiated’ by American church authorities. But now the Pope is also being urged to step down — by his own former apostolic nuncio to the United States. Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò says he told Francis in 2013 that McCarrick had ‘corrupted generations of priests and seminarians’. The Pope ignored him and lifted sanctions that Benedict, who’d been told the same thing, had imposed.

It’s not clear what these sanctions were: they don’t seem to have been as severe as Viganò claims and in any case McCarrick ignored the enfeebled Benedict. What’s certain is that Francis rehabilitated this disgusting old man, sending him swanning round the world as his emissary. Viganò also claims that McCarrick — a sanctimonious ‘progressive’ who, when he wasn’t unbuttoning cassocks, was wringing his hands over climate change — persuaded the Pope to promote his liberal protégés.

Meanwhile, last month a Pennsylvania grand jury lifted the lid on hundreds of abuse cases. Most of the accused priests are now dead. You could argue that things are different now. Since the US bishops issued new guidelines in Dallas in 2002, the incidence of abuse has fallen sharply. But there’s a catch. Bishops were exempted from the so-called Dallas Charter. Which was convenient for its author: Cardinal McCarrick — or ‘Uncle Ted’, as he invited his victims to call him as he groped them in his beach house.

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Pope Francis explains importance of resting by contemplating goodness

Pope Francis speaks of rest: Sunday is the day of thanksgiving for the gift of life

Before the General Audience, the pope toured St. Peter's Square in the pope mobile, accompanied by a group of children.

Later, Pope Francis was greeted in the square by a music band who played for him this joyful melody.

In his catechesis, the pope reflected on the commandment to “keep holy the Lord's Day” and spoke of the meaning of rest.

“The dominant concept of life today does not have its center of gravity in activity and commitment but in evasion. Earn money to have fun, satisfy yourself. The image-model is that of a successful person who can afford ample and different spaces of pleasure. Man has never rested so much as today, and yet man has never experienced so much emptiness as today.”

Pope Francis recalled that in the Bible, God's rest is related to looking joyfully at reality. And that this is the model of authentic rest.

“Sunday is not the day to erase the other days but to remember them, bless them and make peace with life. Sunday is the day to make peace with life by saying: life is precious; it is not easy, sometimes it is painful, but it is precious.”

In a catechesis full of optimism, the pope asked to resist the temptation to highlight the problems, and instead contemplate the good things in life.

He said that “true serenity does not consist in changing one's own history but in welcoming and appreciating it.

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Pope Francis attends the Stations of the Cross at the Colosseum on March 30, 2018 in Rome, Italy.PHOTO: FRANCO ORIGLIA/GETTY IMAGES

In 2003, The Boston Globe won a Pulitzer Prize for its reporting on a massive sex abuse cover-up inside the Roman Catholic Church, led by the archdiocese of Boston. The Pulitzer board praised the newspaper’s “courageous, comprehensive coverage of sexual abuse by priests, an effort that pierced secrecy, stirred local, national and international reaction and produced changes in the Roman Catholic Church.” Hollywood made the Oscar-winning movie Spotlight about the effort.

In 2018, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, former Vatican ambassador to the United States, released an 11-page memo alleging that Pope Francis and other top members of the Vatican had reinstated Cardinal Theodore McCarrick to a public position despite credible allegations of sexual abuse of seminarians and minors. The memo rocked the Catholic Church; Pope Francis refused to comment; other sources came forward to back Vigano’s claims.

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago made the near-unbelievable claim that Pope Francis shouldn’tcomment, since he has “a bigger agenda. He’s got to get on with other things, of talking about the environment and protecting migrants and carrying on the work of the church. We’re not going to go down a rabbit hole on this.”

So, did the press leap to investigate Vigano’s claims? Did they demand answers from Pope Francis? Did we see the same type of courageous, comprehensive coverage of Francis’ activities that we saw from the Globe team circa 2003? Of course not.

Instead, mainstream media outlets went out of their way to portray Vigano as a disgruntled conservative angry at Pope Francis’ progressive interpretation of Catholic doctrine. The New York Times headlined, “Vatican Power Struggle Bursts Into Open as Conservatives Pounce.” Their print headline was even worse: “Francis Takes High Road As Conservatives Pounce, Taking Criticisms Public.”

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Cloud of sexual abuse threatens to overshadow Vatican youth summit

Sep 4, 2018


Pope Francis sits among youths for a group photo during the opening session of the pre-synod of the youths meeting, at the Mater Ecclesiae college in Rome, Monday, March 19, 2018. (Credit: AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino.)

ROME - Amidst a growing clerical sexual abuse crisis, questions have arisen as to how it will impact an upcoming summit of bishops to be held in Rome in October.

In addition, in the past 10 days three different bishops have called on Pope Francis to call for an “extraordinary” assembly of the Synod of Bishops to address exclusively clerical sexual abuse.

RELATED: Calls grow for ‘extraordinary synod’ in response to abuse crisis

Some bishops were floating this idea even before the letter published last Sunday by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò accusing Francis of having known and ignored McCarrick’s crimes with seminarians and an alleged restriction put upon him by Pope emeritus Benedict XVI.

Among these was Australian Bishop Richard Umbers, auxiliary of Sydney, who on Aug. 19 tweeted: “Clerical sex abuse is worldwide, it has been going on since the beginning of the Church, and the institutional response so far has been piecemeal. Civil authorities have done much great work in this area for the Church. Will we ever see a synod of bishops tackle this?”

The message was re-shared by several others, including Archbishop Peter Comensoli, of Melbourne.

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Sunday, September 02, 2018

Time’s up on Pope Francis and Catholic Church leaders being able to handle clergy abuse crisis


St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, pictured on August 31, 2018.
September 02, 2018

Time’s up for Pope Francis and the leaders of the Catholic Church.

Catholics everywhere — and anyone who cares about children — should demand that our criminal justice system start treating the Roman Catholic Church for what many victims believe it is: an international criminal conspiracy to cover up the rape of what in the United States alone might amount to 100,000 children.

Every attorney general in the country should use their subpoena powers to force the church hierarchy to give up their long-held secrets of clerical crimes. Every state legislature should eliminate the statute of limitations on sexual crimes against children. In every state, clergy should be mandated reporters of alleged sexual abuse.

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Saturday, September 01, 2018

Thousands of Catholic Women Sign Letter Pleading with Pope to Break Silence on Sex Scandal


AUGUST 30, 2018

The Madonna and Sleeping Child with the Infant St John the Baptist ('Il Silenzio') c.1599-1600 (Getty Images)

In a stunning and beautiful letter, thousands of Catholic women are pleading with Pope Francis to break his silence on the charges leveled by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, who alleged that the pope knew of Cardinal McCarrick's abuses and predatory nature, but elevated him instead of sanctioning him or turning him over to authorities.

The letter, originally signed by 53 seminary professors, consecrated women, theologians, missionaries, and mothers of the Church, implores:

Our hearts are broken, our faith tested, by the escalating crisis engulfing our beloved Church. We are angry, betrayed and disillusioned. The pain and suffering of the victims never ends, as each news cycle brings more horrific revelations of sexual abuse, sexual misconduct, cover-ups, and deceit—even at the Church’s highest levels.

The letter goes on to state very clearly the most pressing matter for most Catholics right now:

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s recent statement impels us to reach out to you directly for answers. His testimony accuses you, Holy Father, and highly placed cardinals of turning a blind eye to former Cardinal McCarrick’s egregious behavior, and promoting this predator as a global spokesman and spiritual leader. Is this true?

A Time Of Upheaval And Uproar

Volume XXXVI Issue IX September 2017
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"A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness. The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good."

Proverbs 15:1-3 

"An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression."

Proverbs 29:22 

"Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."

Philippians 4:6-7 

In this issue of the Last Trumpet Newsletter, we will once again consider the events unfolding around us in these days of upheaval and uproar. It is no secret that the United States of America is a sharply divided country today. The widespread acrimony in America has been spurred by reports from the mainstream media, which are designed to tell the American people what to think and how to feel. For example, recent news stories have suggested that radical extremist groups on the so-called "alt-right," such as the Ku Klux Klan and the neo-Nazis, are thriving under the Presidency of Donald Trump. Yet, these hateful groups, which have little in common with genuine conservatives, represent an infinitesimal portion of the American population. According to a report by the liberal news outlet known as Alternet, the Ku Klux Klan, or KKK, is estimated to have between 5,000 and 8,000 active members in the United States today. (1) This is a tiny percentage of the 323 million people who live in this country. In reality, the organization has shrunk drastically in recent decades, a fact which prompted the Anti-Defamation League to publish a report in 2016 entitled "Tattered Robes: The State of the Ku Klux Klan in the United States." This report declares the following: "Despite a persistent ability to attract media attention, organized Ku Klux Klan groups are actually continuing a long-term trend of decline. They remain a collection of mostly small, disjointed groups that continually change in name and leadership. Down slightly from a year ago, there are currently just over thirty active Klan groups in the United States, most of them very small. However, the association of Klan members with criminal activity has remained consistent." (2)

When we see news reports regarding hate groups in America, it can sound frightening. For instance, the aforementioned article from Alternet cites data from the Southern Poverty Law Center, or SPLC, which indicates that there are 917 active hate groups in the United States. (3) This same data was also used in a report by CNN which was published in August 2017. (4) It is important to realize, however, that the SPLC's list of hate groups include groups that are very small in size. In some cases, the so-called hate groups listed are not hate groups at all, but are simply included because they oppose homosexuality and abortion. (5) Yes, there certainly are hate groups in America, and they do have repulsive beliefs. However, the impact of these groups is greatly amplified by the media, and you can be certain that members of these offensive organizations revel in the attention.

On the days of August 11 and August 12, 2017, protestors descended upon Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Virginia, to demonstrate against the planned removal of a statue of General Robert E. Lee, who served the Confederate Army in the American Civil War. The planned event was attended by numerous alt right organizations, including Neo Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan, amongst others. (6) Conversely, counter-protestors also attended the rally, which included members of a far-left anarchist group known as Antifa, (7) the Revolutionary Communist Party, (8) and numerous other associations. As the event unfolded, it became obvious that numerous individuals came looking for a fight, and brutal and frequent brawling ensued. Oddly enough, reports indicate that police officers stood by and silently watched as many of these skirmishes occurred. (9) After the rally was finally quashed on August 12, 2017, a protestor reportedly rammed his car into a crowd of counter-protestors, which resulted in the death of a 32 year-old woman and injuries to 19 other individuals. (10)

In the aftermath of this hate-driven spectacle, blame was passed around like a hot potato from group to group. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and the state's Secretary of Public Safety, Brian J. Moran blamed the American Civil Liberties Union, or ACLU, because the civil rights group had sued the city of Charlottesville to allow the protest to take place at Emancipation Park. "We were unfortunately sued by the ACLU, and the judge ruled against us. That rally should not have been in the middle of downtown: to disperse all those people from the park where they were dispersed all over the city streets and it became a powder keg," Governor McAuliffe stated. (11) In response, the executive director of the Virginia branch of the ACLU, Claire Gastanaga, placed the blame squarely on the shoulders of the Charlottesville Police Department. "The situation that occurred was preventable and our lawsuit challenging the city to act constitutionally did not cause it," Gastanaga insisted. She further went on to write, "The lack of any physical separation of the protestors and counter-protestors on the street was contributing to the potential violence. They did not respond. In fact, law enforcement was standing passively by, waiting for the violence to take place, so that they would have grounds to declare an emergency, declare an 'unlawful assembly' and clear the area." (12)