Israel and several allied states have recently blocked an attempt by the Palestinian Authority to have its status in the United Nations upgraded from an observer state to a fully-recognized, voting member state of the international body
If Pope Francis thought 2018 was an "annus horribilis," what's transpired in the first 6 days of 2019 portends that last year may very well have been nothing more than a "warm up" for the "real deal." Take a look at the graphic
‘Stalin’, a Russian word that means “ man of steel”, trained as priest and was doing well in his studies, suddenly left the seminary. A picture of how the devil presses souls to leave consecrated life. In this case incredible devastation for himself and others
“But, what do we do when we have a Pope who, in his moral teaching, tends to pander to the sins and weaknesses of man, rather than to instill in them a deep abhorrence of it? We now have a Pope who tells those in “irregular” situations that God sometimes wishes them to remain in their sinful relationships, such as a second marriage without a previous annulment. He is a Pope who – as again in this new letter of his – speaks in a demeaning manner of “rigoristic” approaches, “issuing stern decrees,” and strongly rejects “false certainties,” “rigid formulations,” and the constricting idea of reducing catholicity to a “question of doctrine or law.” He warns us against “reductive ways of thinking” and a “climate of hatred and rejection. Instead, Pope Francis calls for a “change of mind-set,” for “dialogue,” and for a further reflection on “our handling of money and power.” (A must read)
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Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary sanctioned by Catholic church The Slaves are being sanctioned by the church for their stance on the Catholic teaching that there is no salvation outside the Catholic Church.
This is their website: LInk which is often critical of the pope.
Yoga: Harmless Exercise or New Age Sex Cult? Higher levels of the exercises require you to study the "power of the serpent"
Wound botulism outbreak associated with black tar heroin use in San Diego If patient survives they are in the hospital for weeks because it takes that long for the toxin to detach from the nerves "descending paralysis" means the paralysis starts at the head and moves down.
A professional dispute between a principal and a substitute teacher led to an arrest after the teacher spread human feces on the tables and grills of a local park where the principal was hosting a birthday party