Child-abuse hysteria’s latest victim: football

Dec 3, 2016 by

by Tim Black, Spiked: This is football’s Jimmy Savile moment. That’s what some are blithely calling the exposure of the already exposed and convicted paedophile Barry Bennell, a football scout and coach who, from the late 1970s until the early 1990s, used his role in youth development at several football clubs to sexually abuse the boys in his care. And in a sense it is football’s Jimmy Savile moment. It’s the moment at which an institution — in Savile’s case the BBC, in Bennell’s case...

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A Lambeth I:10 eye witness

Dec 3, 2016 by

from Anglican Ink: Canon George Conger describes how Lambeth Resolution 1:10 came about; his role in it,  and how it is being re-interpreted by revisionists contrary to the intention.  Scroll forward to 5.20 minutes.

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Answering the heretical bishops of the Church of England

Dec 3, 2016 by

by Gavin Ashenden: […]  It is always a matter of deep sorrow when bishops in particular, who were ordained to be guardians of the biblical and apostolic faith, allow themselves to be directed and infused by spirits that set themselves against the Holy Spirit. Much of the struggle of the Church in the 19th and 20th century can be understood as a struggle between the Holy Spirit and the spirit of rationalism.  When the Church is taken over by people who turn their back on the Holy Spirit...

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France’s socialist gvmt votes to criminalize pro-life websites

Dec 3, 2016 by

by Pete Baklinski, LifeSite: The socialist government of France passed a bill after one day’s debate that criminalizes websites that might dissuade women from abortion. The “digital interference” bill is aimed at cracking down on French websites that would, in the words of the bill, “deliberately mislead, intimidate and/or exert psychological or moral pressure to discourage recourse to abortion.” Convicted website owners could face two years in prison and fines up to 30,000...

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Christian Concern news this week

Dec 3, 2016 by

At Christian Concern, we welcome the Prime Minister’s comments that Christians should be able to speak about Christmas in the workplace; that we should be proud of our Christian heritage and endorse the position that free speech is a ‘jealously guarded principle’.  We want to encourage and support Theresa May in this and we must pray for her. However, the comments come in a confusing context – an array of other things that don’t quite stack up. The Prime Minister’s comments were...

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Kellogg’s Bowl of Deplorables

Dec 3, 2016 by

by Tony Perkins, Family Research Council: It’s not brain surgery, but it’s obvious not all the synapses are firing at the headquarters of some of America’s largest retailers. You would think more CEOs would connect the dots of the spectacular collapse of Target’s stock after they threw open bathrooms to both genders or the fierce blowback to anti-Trump executives at GrubHub, Pepsi, and Penzey’s Spices. It shouldn’t be too difficult for America’s top...

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When people in a society share a strong moral code, there is greater trust and solidarity

Dec 3, 2016 by

by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks: I am deeply sorry that illness prevents me from being present at the important House of Lords debate, initiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, on the shared values underpinning our national life. Few subjects have been more neglected in recent decades, and the results are palpable, damaging and dangerous. You cannot have a society without a shared moral code. The point was made eloquently by Lord Devlin: “If men and women try to create a society in which there...

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The next battlefront for religious freedom

Dec 3, 2016 by

by Philip Booth, Catholic Herald: One reason Donald Trump was able to put together a coalition big enough to get him elected as president was that there were so many single issues about which different groups of people were exercised. They cared much more deeply about that one issue than a whole range of other issues, on which they may have disagreed with the Republican nominee. This is one explanation for Trump’s lead among Catholics. Particular concerns among Catholics included life issues,...

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Bishop: ‘middle class’ church too obsessed with sexuality to notice anger in poor areas

Dec 3, 2016 by

by John Bingham, Telegraph: The Church of England is so middle class dominated it can barely see beyond its arguments over issues such as sexuality even to notice the concerns of the poor it should be serving, a prominent bishop has claimed. The Rt Rev Philip North, the Bishop of Burnley, said the Church had largely been taken by surprise by the result of the Brexit referendum in June because it had become out of touch with life in deprived areas. Instead of listening to the concerns which...

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ADVENT MEDITATIONS: Saturday 3 December

Dec 3, 2016 by

PSALMS:  am: 96      pm:50:1-4 OLD TESTAMENT: Exodus 3:5 EPISTLE: Ephesians 1:16-20 GOSPEL:  St Luke 12: 32-40 SATURDAY OF THE FIRST WEEK OF ADVENT: FEAST OF SAINT FRANCIS XAVIER, Missionary to India and Japan, 1552 – The first Jesuit missionary and the prototype who inspired many men to enter the Society of Jesus and evangelize far off nations. Francis was one of the original members of the group of seven men who founded the Jesuits. MEDITATION – The lessons today come from the Latin Rite...

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