What can we say to people who think Christianity is against freedom?

Apr 18, 2019 by

by David Robertson, theweeflea: It’s a basic truth that our society is founded on Christianity and Christian principles. This includes the whole notion of freedom. If you are a regular watcher of news (or reader of this blog) you will note that in the name of freedom, our civic elites, are seeking to remove the foundation. If the root is removed what makes them think that the fruit will remain. In the name of freedom they are destroying freedom. Here is a two minute answer to the question –...

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“Don’t Force Your Sexual Ideology on Me and My Children”

Apr 18, 2019 by

by Ana Samuel, Public Discourse: A Message to Mayor Pete from a Latina Mama. I would like to respond to a tweet by Pete Buttigieg, newly announced Democratic presidential candidate. Last week, he tweeted: People will often be polite to you in person, while advancing policies that harm you and your family. You will be polite to them in turn, but you need not stand for such harms. Instead, you push back, honestly and emphatically. So it goes, in the public square. Buttigieg, the mayor of South...

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The Ten Commandments revisited: 6. Do Not Murder

Apr 18, 2019 by

from The Conservative Woman: WE continue Dennis Prager’s elucidation of the best moral code ever invented, a repeat of his masterful series on the Ten Commandments that we ran last year, with the sixth commandment which most of us know as ‘Thou shalt not kill’. It means quite simply do not murder. Never more was there need for this commandment to be heeded. Amidst the handwringing that takes place we hear little of that moral rule – thou shalt not kill. How many schools or parents teach their...

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Trafalgar Square Passion of Jesus to be performed in towns and cities across UK

Apr 18, 2019 by

from ICN: For the past nine years, the Wintershall Cast have performed The Passion of Jesus in Trafalgar Square on Good Friday. The story commemorating the day Jesus is believed to have been arrested, tried and crucified by the Romans, two days before miraculously rising from the dead on Easter Sunday, is brought to life in the open air and has become a much-anticipated Easter fixture. This year’s The Passion of Jesus will be performed this Good Friday 19 April in Trafalgar Square at...

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EASTER OCTAVE, DAY FIVE (Maundy Thursday): “Father, Forgive Them”

Apr 18, 2019 by

by Stephen Noll, Contending Anglican: “Father, forgive them, for they know now what they do.” The Apostles’ Creed concludes with a brief catalogue of the doctrines of the faith: “I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.” Coming as it does after the Holy Spirit, the Church and the Communion of Saints, it seems likely that the “forgiveness of sins” is related to the sacraments...

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Holy Week Meditations: Thursday 18 April

Apr 18, 2019 by

Thur April 18 am: 102 pm: 142, 143 Ex 12:1-8,11-14 1 Cor 11:23-26 John 13:1-15 MAUNDY THURSDAY LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY:  On Holy Thursday, we reenact the Lord’s Last Supper. This is one of the most beautiful liturgies of the entire liturgical year. At the Mass, the priest will wash the feet of twelve men, just as Jesus did. The word maundy comes from the Latin   mandatum (commandment) which is the first word of the Gospel acclamation “I give you a new commandment: Love one another...

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