November 2, 2012 4 Comments
So says Mitt Romney- and the Mormon Church.
HT: Dr Jim West
November 2, 2012 4 Comments
So says Mitt Romney- and the Mormon Church.
HT: Dr Jim West
September 3, 2012 Leave a comment
Gapyeong, South Korea — The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the self-proclaimed messiah who turned his Unification Church into a worldwide religious movement and befriended North Korean leaders as well as U.S. presidents, has died, church officials said Sunday. He was 92.
Moon died Monday at a church-owned hospital near his home in Gapyeong, northeast of Seoul, two weeks after being hospitalized with pneumonia, Unification Church spokesman Ahn Ho-yeul told The Associated Press. Moon’s wife and children were at his side, Ahn said…
March 8, 2012 Leave a comment
Catholic attorney John Salza once found himself inside a masonic hall, being asked to take off his wedding ring and crucifix as he swore an oath to be reborn as a Freemason.
Although he knew in his heart that something was wrong, he did not leave right away. Over several years, he advanced to the 32nd degree in the Scottish Rite — a level that only a select group of masons are invited to.
While he was told that masonry was compatible with Catholicism, he eventually could not reconcile the two and left the masons. In 2008, Salza wrote a basic, short treatise, “Why Catholics Cannot Be Masons,” (TAN Publishing) that addressed the serious conflicts that lay between Catholicism and Freemasonry (including the Shriners).
In mid-September, Bishop Michael Sheridan interviewed Salza for his Catholic Radio Network weekly show, “Bishop Sheridan Presents,” and the show aired Oct. 1-7. Over the next 2-3 issues, we are running a transcript of the show.
— Bill Howard, Editor In Chief
Bishop Sheridan: Welcome to all in the Lord Jesus. On our program today we are going to be discussing the topic of Masonry, or the Masons, or sometimes called the Freemasons; an organization that we know is not associated with the Catholic Church but wanted to bring up on this program because it seems, at least in my experience in talking to other priests and bishops, that there are perhaps a good number of Catholic men who become involved with the Masons, very often in very good faith, thinking that they are in a fraternal organization that is not in any way at odds with the Catholic Church. Our guest today, I think, is going to lead us in a very different direction. We are joined by John Salza.
Do read what he has to say further here.
Freemasonary is to be unmasked and denounced indeed.
January 9, 2012 4 Comments
On the Church and Freemasonry: A long history of incompatibility.
Cassock and compass: the relationship between Christianity and Freemasonry is an authentically “ecumenical” knot. It is not only the Catholic Church, in fact, that has secular difficulties with the “freemasons,” but also other Christian denominations. In 2003, Archbishop of Canterbury and primate of England, Rowan Williams (who had recently been made spiritual head of the Anglicans) was forced to apologize to 330,000 Freemasons in the United Kingdom for saying that their beliefs were incompatible with Christianity and for saying that he himself had excluded them from positions of responsibility in his diocese. The outcry from British Freemasonry was such that primate Rowan Williams wrote to Robert Morrow, the Grand Secretary of the United Grand Lodge of England, in an attempt to put out the fire of controversy unleashed from his statement about the incompatibility of Freemasonry and Christianity.
In his message, the Archbishop of Canterbury apologized for the “distress” he caused with his words and revealed that his father “was a member of the Craft.” The freemasons, many of whom are active members of the Church of England, have reacted animatedly to the fact that the primate acknowledged having doubts, fears, and prejudices about the compatibility between Freemasonry and Christianity. They protested his admission that, as Bishop of Monmouth, he had blocked the promotion of masons to important posts. His critical statements on Freemasonry were contained in a private letter partially revealed by the UK mass media as Downing Street confirmed the appointment of Rowan Williams as head of the Church of England. His colleagues’ subsequent attempts to calm the clamor only caused further controversy. In fact, a spokesman confirmed that the Archbishop of Canterbury was worried about the ritual component of Freemasonry, which was seen as “satanically inspired.”
In the Catholic Church, it is uncommon for a bishop to speak publicly about Freemasonry. Even more surprising is that the person to have done it is someone with an eye toward the ecclesiastical hierarchy like Monsignor Luigi Negri, Bishop of Marino-Montefeltro and President of the John Paul II Foundation for the Social Teachings of the Church. In November 2007, the Communion and Liberation (CL) bishop – a very close collaborator with Father Luigi Giussani - found the occasion to speak out in a history book on the Risorgimento by Angela Pellicciari, entitled The Popes and Freemasonry (Edizioni Ares, 2007, 320 pp.). In the preface to the essay, Bishop Negri says he is happy to introduce “this meaningful and relevant effort” by Angela Pellicciari, calling the book “an extremely intelligent and well-documented re-reading of the Papal teachings over the last centuries on the extremely long-standing and current topic of Freemasonry and its disruptive effect on the Church and Christianity”…
… “Freemasonry is an enemy of the Church; born with this enmity and pursuing the realization of this enmity with the destruction of the Church and Christian Civilization and its replacement with a culture and a society that is substantially atheistic, even when referring to the architecture of the universe”…
There is a lot more here, and it makes much sense.
Indeed, Christianity and Freemasonry are incompatible (as are any other esoteric and/or false religions). The Welsh Druid may feel it necessary to apologise for speaking the truth. I most certainly won’t. And professing followers of Christ (especially leaders: Bishops and Priests) have no right to bring that spirit (by association) into the His holy Church. These are matters of spiritual power. So stop worshipping at false altars.
For more on Freemasonry, read up on the cult in the Catholic Encyclopedia here.
November 30, 2011 Leave a comment
Pastor-celebrity-cult-status seeking. Sinful me-sim:
More than 10 million people watch Joel Osteen’s television broadcast each week, and soon viewers will be able to see how the pastor of America’s largest church lives outside of Lakewood.
A new reality show will follow the Osteens’ ministry as they serve and inspire people across the U.S., Lakewood confirmed.
TMZ broke the news, with details from the show’s producer, Mark Burnett:
“Survivor” producer Mark Burnett is teaming up with Joel Osteen for a primetime network show in 2012, TMZ has learned.
Burnett tells TMZ, the premise of the show is that ordinary people will give up several days or longer to go on a mission with Joel Osteen, one of the most popular pastors in the world. All of the missions will be in the confines of US soil to “start fixing things.”
Over the years, “just about every studio in Hollywood” has pitched show ideas to the Osteens, but they’ve always turned them down, until now, said Don Iloff, Lakewood spokesman.
The Osteens have been friends with Burnett and his wife Roma Downey, who are Christians and have visited Lakewood in the past, and they trust Burnett’s vision and expertise in the reality TV medium.
The program is in its early planning stages and has not secured a network to air it or even a name yet. The Osteen ministry team hopes it provides uplifting, positive programming that will bring families together to watch…
From Hollywood’s perspective, it’s not necessarily about the content, but the marketability and profitability of such programs, said Richard Flory, an expert in American Christianity at the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California.
“It’s a different twist on this kind of short-term mission trip evangelicals have done for a long time,” said Flory of the proposed Osteen show. “It turns it into an entertainment model, where you feel good watching it, people feel good doing it and Joel Osteen gets exposure.”
Perish the thought! I mean, who the heck cares what Osteen does in his own time. He ain’t Jesus! Gosh, it’s enough to drive any God-fearing person to throw away the TV, for good! The whole Osteen idea makes one sick, to the gut! Forget about him and prime time TV. Your time is far better spent reading your Bibles! Please!!!
June 10, 2011 Leave a comment
The Dailymail reports:
An abnormal growth of blood vessels on her left eye could have blinded her.
But Christian couple Timothy and Rebecca Wyland relied on faith healing instead of taking infant daughter Alayna to a doctor.
Her condition has now improved under state-ordered medical care but her parents have been convicted in Oregon of felony criminal mistreatment.
Alayna was born in December 2009 and developed the blood vessels that covered her left eye and threatened her vision.
But her parents belong to unorthodox Oregon City congregation the Followers of Christ, which relies on faith healing.
So rather than taking their daughter to a doctor, they relied on prayer, anointing her with oil and laying hands on her.
Clackamas County sheriff’s deputy Emile Burley testified in May that he made a child welfare check at the family home in June 2010, and instantly noticed a ‘large bulging area’ on Alayna’s left eye.
It was ‘the size of a golf ball, maybe a little larger’, he said – and photos shown in court suggest at one point that it was as big as a baseball.
Her parents said in another hearing last July they wouldn’t have willingly taken her to a doctor because it would violate their religious beliefs…
They are expected to receive probation or some jail time, although the maximum jail sentence for first-degree criminal mistreatment is five years…
And apparently they are not the first people from the sect to be prosecuted:
Two other couples from the same church whose children died from untreated ailments have been prosecuted in the last two years.
Jeff and Marci Beagley got 16 months in jail after their son Neil, 16, died of complications from an untreated urinary tract blockage.
The Beagleys’ daughter’s husband, Carl Brent Worthington, was jailed for 60 days over the death of his young girl Ava, who had bronchial pneumonia and a blood infection.
Easily diagnosed and treated ailments are resulting even in death (!) simply because people are buying into the lies and false, distorted theology of wolves…
May 27, 2011 2 Comments
Well, yes according to one Russian cult:
Russia (Reuters) – Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin cultivates the image of a bare-chested macho man, but a nun-like sect in central Russia thinks actually he’s the reincarnation of St. Paul, the apostle.
Or, if not that, he may in a past life have been the founder of the Russian Orthodox Church.
“I say what the Lord has revealed to me,” the sect’s leader, former convict Svetlana Frolova, said.
Putin’s advisers disclaim any link with the sect led by the former railway manager, who was jailed for fraud in 1996.
“He (Putin) does not approve of that kind of admiration,” Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said by telephone…
There is more on these lunatics here.