Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Hanover County's Lt. Brad Clark Memorial

CBS 6
HANOVER COUNTY, Va. – The family of Lt. Brad Clark, the Hanover County firefighter killed after a tractor-trailer struck a firetruck working an accident during Tropical Storm Michael, released a statement Sunday thanking the community for the "outpouring of love and support" in the wake of the tragedy.
Lt. Brad Clark
Lt. Brad Clark
The following is the complete statement from the Clark Family:
The Clark family cannot begin to express our gratitude to the community for the outpouring of love and support we have received since we lost Brad on Thursday night. The Clark family has always been very proud of our public safety family as well as our wonderful Hanover community. While our mourning is far from over, we are encouraged to know that we will be able to continue to lean on the support of so many.
Now we ask the community to support the families of the two wounded firefighters that sill have a long road ahead of them. Thoughts, prayers, encouraging words, and simple acts of kindness are welcome at any time and mean so much. Many people have asked about making financial donations and those intentions are greatly appreciated. To offer the most reliable way to make such donations, we encourage people that would like to donate to visit the Hanover CREW Foundation and click on the “Donate” tab. The foundation is working with the families to ensure all donations are being used to meet the needs of each of the families.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Pope Receives the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar



Photo credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis on October 16 received the Grand Imam of Egypt’s prestigious Al-Azhar Mosque.
Pope Francis received the Grand Imam of the prestigious Muslim al-Azhar Mosque of Egypt, Prof. Ahmad Muhammad Al-Tayyib, in a private visit, Tuesday afternoon, at the Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican, the Holy See’s Press Office said in a brief note. 

The two spiritual leaders have met a few times before, most importantly when the Pope visited Egypt, 28-29 April, 2017, on the invitation of the Grand Imam. 

During that visit, Pope Francis and the Grand Imam spoke at the closing of an international peace conference organized by the Al-Azhar University.

See also:  Al-Azhar cannot accuse anyone of heresy ..."It may be that Al-Azhar's refraining from ruling in this matter stems also from fear of direct conflict with the terror organizations, and from fear that such a ruling would also be used against the Muslim Brotherhood."


Monday, October 15, 2018

The Vicarious Liability of the Vicar of Rome


Vanderbuilt Law Review

"Under respondeat superior liability for employers, parties seeking to hold the Holy See liable for sexual abuse committed by a priest must first show that the Holy See knew or should have known that such abuse was occurring.51 Many American Catholic bishops and dioceses have fought to prevent the public disclosure of all documents possibly demonstrating knowledge of the abuse."

"...The 1962 Policy demonstrates that priestly sexual advances during or after confession concerned Curia officials enough to create secretive, specific procedures for handling the cases. It does not require laypeople or clerics to inform the civil authorities if the solicitation also amounts to a civil crime. It certainly encourages the shroud of secrecy that kept so many sex abuse cases under wraps for so long. On the other hand, the 1962 Policy clearly outlines an ecclesial procedure for an ecclesial crime." 

"...Traditional respondeat superior liability presents many problems when applied to the Holy See. The question whether a priest or bishop is an employee is not obvious on its face, and answering this question involves church doctrine. It also creates unfairness and unpredictability because it relies on state agency law. To resolve these problems, plaintiffs should try to frame their claims under command responsibility instead. This moves the question of authority and control from a doctrinal analysis to a factual one, and it provides a uniform method of liability applicable throughout the United States. While it does not provide the plaintiff a certain victory at trial, at least it allows the plaintiffs to hold the Holy See and its bishops and priests liable if the facts demonstrate that such a result is appropriate, for those who have done wrong, even clergy, should be brought to justice." 

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Pope's Praise of Complicit Cardinal Is Criminal

Pope Francis Is Still Equivocating on the Sex-Abuse Crisis

He stands by those to whom he’s loyal but, when faced with new evidence, is also willing to change his mind.

RACHEL DONADIO
5:00 AM ET

"...if Francis had wanted to send a message that bishops should be held accountable, then praising Wuerl and asking him to stay on until his successor had been chosen—as well as keeping him on a powerful Vatican congregation that chooses future bishops—was not a move entirely commensurate with that goal. In a letter from Francis to Wuerl made public by the Archdiocese of Washington, the pope wrote, “You have sufficient elements to ‘justify’ your actions and distinguish between what it means to cover up crimes or not to deal with problems, and to commit some mistakes,” Francis wrote Wuerl. “However, your nobility has led you not to choose that way of defense. Of this, I am proud and thank you.”

This message will no doubt infuriate many sex-abuse victims. So why is the pope sounding so equivocal? In part, it’s because this time the sex-abuse crisis came back into the headlines in August under some unusual circumstances, when a renegade archbishop with a dossier of information, a grudge to bear against Francis for demoting him, and access to a variety of activist Catholic websites, published an open letter calling on Francis to resign. The archbishop, Carlo Maria Viganò, alleged that Francis had lifted sanctions placed by Benedict against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, an archbishop emeritus of Washington, D.C. The pope had stripped McCarrick of his title in July, following reports that McCarrick had had decades of dalliances with seminarians and had abused an underage altar boy."

Read the rest here.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Fatima - Strange Phenomena.




We are releasing our groundbreaking film in The Watchman Chronicles series, Fatima 2 - Strange Phenomena. This film is explosive as it contains never before seen photographs from the 1917 events in Fatima, Portugal. Does this photograph prove that a disc-like object went over the crowd on the moors of Fatima almost 101 years ago? Does it validate many of the eye-witnesses who claimed to have seen a dull, silver disc? We are also offering the book by Jose Machado, who is a professor of Semiotics and gained access to the sanctuary at Fatima where he discovered the circular object in the photograph. Fatima 2 also reveals:

The Fourth Witness, Carolina Carrera, who went unnoticed until Fina D'Armada sought her out. She had an encounter with a being that hovered over the tree-tops and communicated with her telepathically.

Car windshields exploded during the event!
A strange fiber-like substance, that the people called "angel hair," fell from the sky!
The worship of ancient female goddesses and many other so-called apparition sites.
Car windshields exploded during the so-called Miracle of the Sun.
We uncovered numerous other apparitions and "sun-miracles" in modernity and reveal them in the film.
We are told that Satan will come with all signs and lying wonders. Was Fatima with all of its strange phenomena a harbinger of deception?

Click here to learn more about Fatima.

Witchcraft rising in US as Christianity declines

October 11, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Recent decades have seen a dramatic rise in paganism and the number of Americans identifying as witches while Christian denominations have been losing members, according to a new report.
Last week, Quartz published a piece reviewing religion survey data from Connecticut’s Trinity College covering 1990 to 2008, and from Pew Research Center covering 2014 to the present. They report that the United States’ Wiccan population skyrocketed from 8,000 in 1990 to 340,000 in 2008, a year that also found roughly 340,000 self-described Pagans.
“The best source of data on the number of witches in the US comes from assessments of the Wicca population,” Quartz’s Sangeeta Singh-Kurtz and Dan Kopf explain. “Not all people who practice witchcraft consider themselves Wicca, but the religion makes up a significant subset.”

Thursday, October 11, 2018

India Explores Ditching Dollar Oil Trade With Russia, Iran, Venezuela

India Explores Ditching Dollar Oil Trade With Russia, Iran, Venezuela

oil barrels
India discussed on Thursday the possibility of trading oil with Russia, Venezuela, and Iran either in Indian rupees or under a barter agreement, India’s The Economic Times reports, citing an unnamed official.
“The possibility of rupee/barter trade with countries from where India is buying crude oil such as Iran, Venezuela and Russia can be looked at,” the official told the Indian media outlet.
India’s Commerce, Industry, and Civil Aviation Minister, Suresh Prabhu, held a meeting on Thursday to discuss “stepping up domestic production of goods across key sectors, to increase domestic availability and promote economic growth and export capacity,” the ministry said in a statement.

See also:  Putin pledges Russia's support to Venezuela

Four 6.0+ Magnitude Quakes Strike Ring of Fire

Volcano Discovery


M 6.8 quake: New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Wed, 10 Oct 20h48 - 1 day 3 hours ago
M 6.5 quake: New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Wed, 10 Oct 22h00 - 1 day 2 hours ago
M 6.0 quake: Bali Sea on Wed, 10 Oct 18h44 - 1 day 5 hours ago
M 6.0 quake: New Britain Region, P.N.G. on Wed, 10 Oct 21h13 - 1 day 3 hours ago

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

World War 3: US warn Russia and Iran

World War 3: US warn Russia and Iran of ‘major mistake’ as they vow to take on troops

RUSSIA has delivered four advanced missile defence systems along with radars and support vehicles to Syria, despite the Trump administration warning the move is a “major mistake” that will embolden Iran and escalate the Middle East conflict.

First Red Heifer Born in Israel In 2000 years



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Indonesia volcano erupts on same island hit by earthquake and tsunami

A volcano has erupted on the same central Indonesian island hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami five days ago. Mount Soputan, in North Sulawesi province, began spewing ash 6,000 metres (19,600 feet) into the sky on Wednesday morning.


Authorities warned about the risk to planes from volcanic ash in the air. A huge aid operation is under way on the island for survivors with no access to electricity or running water.

It comes after at least 1,340 people are known to have died after a 7.5-magnitude quake struck just off the island on Friday, triggering a tsunami that engulfed the coastal city of Palu.

The volcanic eruption status was raised from an alert to standby 2.5 miles from the summit of Mouth Soputan.

Standby status means the public should avoid the area nearest the volcano and have masks available in the event of ashfall.

No evacuations were immediately ordered, but planes were warned of the ash clouds because volcanic ash is hazardous for engines.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Typhoon Trami to slam Japan

Powerful Typhoon Trami to slam Japan with life-threatening impacts


By Eric Leister, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
September 28, 2018, 11:28:57 AM EDT

Trami will threaten lives and property as it slams the Ryukyu Islands and barrels into mainland Japan with destructive winds, flooding rain and an inundating storm surge through Monday.

The powerful typhoon is currently equal to a Category 3 major hurricane in the Atlantic or East Pacific oceans and expected to hold that intensity through the weekend.

Residents should be making the necessary precautions to protect themselves and property against the dangerous typhoon. Those living in coastal communities and in flood-prone areas should pay attention to local authorities and heed evacuation orders.

"Time is running out for preparations in the Ryukyu Islands," said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski.

At this time, all locations in Japan are at risk for impacts from Trami in the coming days.

"Trami remains on track to blast the Ryukyu Islands through Sunday morning, with mainland Japan bracing for the blow Sunday into Monday," Pydynowski said.



The Arch of Ba'al and the Fall of America

7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks the World


7.5 magnitude earthquake rattles Indonesia and triggers tsunami in Palu

By Faith Eherts, AccuWeather meteorologist
September 28, 2018, 12:19:31 PM EDT

A powerful earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi around 5 p.m. local time on Friday.
The earthquake was initially measured at a magnitude of 7.5 by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). About 10 minutes later, another quake struck the area, this one registering as a magnitude of 5.8.
Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) warned that a tsunami was possible as a result, according to the Associated Press
dmco earthquake 9/28

Just after 8 p.m., a spokesperson for the BMKG confirmed that a tsunami occurred along a shoreline of Palu.
Houses were reportedly swept away and families are reported missing following the tsunami, according to the AP. The 3-meter (10-foot) -tall tsunami impacted at least two cities, disrupting communication and power to the area.
An official with Akris, the local disaster agency, said that many houses collapsed due to the powerful evening earthquake. 

BREAKING: Viganò releases new ‘testimony’ responding to Pope’s silence

ROME, September 27, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has today issued a new extraordinary testimony, responding to Pope Francis’ refusal to answer the charge that he knew of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s sexual abuse, yet made McCarrick “one of his principal agents in governing the Church.”
In the four-page document (see below), the former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States also responds to the Pope’s recent homilies which seem to cast himself in the role of Christ and Viganò as the diabolical “Great Accuser.”
“Has Christ perhaps become invisible to his vicar? Perhaps is he being tempted to try to act as a substitute of our only Master and Lord?” Archbishop Viganò asks in the new statement, sent to LifeSiteNews today.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

MIDDLE EAST TENSIONS RISING

TRUNEWS

The Situation In The Skies Over Syria Is Getting Much More Intense While Iran Is Vowing To Respond To Last Weekend’s Terror Attack.

In the wake of the Israeli involvement in the downing of a Russian surveillance aircraft over Syria and a terrorist attack on an Iranian military parade, tensions are rapidly tightening in the Middle East.
With regard to the downing of the Russian Ilyushin Il-20 surveillance plane, The Israeli security cabinet met “urgently” early this morning to discuss the matter, delaying Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s departure for New York City, where he is now attending the opening of the UN General Assembly. Following the meeting, Netanyahu said the Israel Defense Forces will continue to “carry on operations to prevent Iran from establishing a military foothold in Syria,” adding those efforts will be coordinated with Russia.

Israel: The Jordanian King Calls for Two State Solution

TRUNEWS

"...The king said that every UN resolution regarding Palestine “since the beginning of the crisis” has recognized the equal rights of the Palestinian people with regard to a future of peace, dignity, and hope. He said this forms the “heart of the two-state settlement,” which he argues is the “only path to a comprehensive, lasting peace.”

He continued:

“Only a two-state solution based on international law and relevant UN resolutions can meet the needs of both sides: an end to conflict, a viable, independent, sovereign Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, and a secure Israel, fully part of its own region, recognized by Arab and Muslim states around the world.

“Arab and Muslim countries are committed to a comprehensive peace; the Arab Peace Initiative has been on offer for more than 16 years. Indeed, every major country in the world, the UN, the European Union, all have worked to help the parties reach a durable peace that can last. The US administration has long been committed to peace, and has a leading role in our progress going forward."

Read the rest here

China blocks US Navy warship's entry to Hong Kong

China blocks US Navy warship's entry to Hong Kong port as ties between Washington and Beijing circle the drain

The USS Wasp joins other U.S. Navy vessels REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

Amid a number of economic, geopolitical, and military disputes between China and the US, Beijing has rejected a US Navy warship's request to make a port call in Hong Kong next month.

The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp is operating in the East China Sea.

The rejection of the ship's port call request comes as the US and China quarrel over trade and sanctions, as well as longstanding issues like the South China Sea, the Korean Peninsula, and Taiwan.

Friday, September 21, 2018

CATHOLIC SEX - RITUAL ABUSE INVESTIGATION

Russ Dizdar of SHATTER THE DARKNESS has been working to rescue victims of satanic ritual abuse for over 25 years. 

Russ is currently is leading the PROJECT PENNSYLVANIA investigative team. 





Get updates on Russ' podcast The Ragged Edge radio show.

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SPOTLIGHT: Boston Globe's Ground Breaking Reporting of Predator Priests


(Trailer includes offensive language)

...Delving into allegations of child abuse within the local Catholic Archdiocese, a tenacious team of Boston Globe reporters exposes a decades-long cover-up that reaches the highest levels of Boston's religious, legal, and government establishment. "Brilliantly acted and flawlessly directed" (New York Post ) Spotlight is a powerful and riveting drama the critics are calling "the All the President's Men of our time" (Los Angeles Times). (Original Title - Spotlight) - 2015 Open Road Films. All Rights Reserved.

Learn more about the Boston Globe's Spotlight.


Far From Rome, Near To God


Worldwide interest in all things Catholic mixes with consternation over recent disclosures from within the Catholic Church. Amid doctrinal and moral confusion, most issues remain unanalyzed and unexplained, leaving both Catholics and non-Catholics wondering where the Roman Catholic Church really stands. This book leaves no doubt about the truthful answer.
Author Richard Bennett spent forty-eight years in Catholicism and twenty-two as a priest. Well qualified to explain the official Catholic position on Biblical issues and to discuss how that teaching is lived out in daily life, he addresses the 21st century issues of Catholicism with candor, speaking to both mind and heart. Each topic is carefully documented. Read the latest review of the book is by Dr. Peter Masters of Spurgeon's Metropolitan Tabernacle London UK Dr. Peter Masters .


Richard's Bennett's first book continues to be most popular Far from Rome, Near to God: The Testimonies of Fifty Converted Catholic Priests
The book contains the moving testimonies of fifty Catholic priests who found their way, by the grace of God, out of the labyrinth of Roman Catholic theology and practice into the light of the gospel of Christ. It is now easily available at Light House Trails, for details just click on the book.






Many Christians think that the Christian tradition of communion is the same as the Catholic tradition of the Eucharist. But this is not so. The Eucharist (i.e., Transubstantiation ), a Catholic term for communion when the bread and the wine actually become the very body and blood of Jesus Christ, thus when taken the partaker supposedly experiences the presence of God. These transformed elements are placed in what is called a monstrance and can then be worshipped as if worshipping God Himself. The implications are tied in with salvation.
With the Eucharist, salvation becomes sacramental (participation in a ritual) as opposed to justification by faith in Christ alone. While this mystical experience called the Eucharist is a form of idolatry (as well as the very heart of Catholicism), there appears to be an increase of interest by evangelical Christians towards this practice.
In Roger Oakland's vital book, Another Jesus?: The Eucharistic Christ and the New Evangelization, he warns about this growing deception within Christendom. Explaining that Eucharist Adoration (worshipping the sacraments as if they were Jesus Himself) is expected of all Catholics, many evangelicals seem to find no offense in such a doctrine.

Originally posted July 2007

What Every Catholic Should Know


 


Berean Beacon

Every good Catholic wants to please God in this present life and, when life on earth is over, hopes to live with Him forever. It is a noble goal based on personal beliefs about God and how to know Him.

However, noble intentions and personal beliefs about God do not guarantee results—or eternal life.

I urge you to do what I did after 22 years as a Dominican priest: make sure your beliefs have a solid foundation in the Bible. These questions will help you do that.

Whose word is truth?

The Catholic Church teaches…

The Pope’s word is truth.

“The Supreme Pontiff, in virtue of his office, possesses infallible teaching authority…” (Canon 749*).

The written Word of God is the sure foundation for saving faith. Therefore, since salvation and the Scriptures are inseparable, the issue is of supreme importance. One who counts on the power and fidelity of God shall be confident that he will receive the things He has promised. Thus, it is that:

The Bible teaches…

Every word of God is true.

Jesus prayed to God His Father, “Consecrate them in the truth. Your word is truth” (John 17:17).

See also:

What Every Catholic Should Know

Most Catholics (Protestants) are Completely Unprepared for a Wicked Pope (Pastor).

IS THE POPE AND THE PAPACY BIBLICAL?

THE BIBLICAL UNCOVERING OF THE POPE AND THE PAPACY




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