Major Leader Of The Vatican Declares: ‘Hated Against Christianity Is Rising Up In Europe, Be Prepared For Persecution Against Christians In Europe.’

By Theodore Shoebat

A major leader of the Vatican, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, The Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States, made this warning to the world: that hatred against Christians is on the rise in Europe, and that we must beware of a growing anti-Christian intolerance in the continent. He called for an “institutionalized dialogue” between clergy and political officials of all leaders, to discuss the importance of protecting religious liberty.

Gallagher warned against a “deterioration in the condition of the fundamental freedom” of religious liberty, which he said, in several instances, has reached the level of “open persecution.” “In the current context, it seems so intrinsically contradictory to demand freedom for all, and in the name of that same freedom, deny it to some groups, especially religious ones,” Gallagher said. He also said:

“It must, therefore, be a duty of institutions to oppose any form of discrimination based on religion and, in a positive way, to promote and protect religious freedom in the same way and with all the tools used to defend any other fundamental right.”

Gallagher made reference to numbers documented by the Vienna-based Observatory on Intolerance, which received 1,700 reports of incidents against Christians in the years 2014-2015. Gallagher further warned that “any form of restriction of religious freedom undermines the harmony of social life …facilitating the way of religious fundamentalism and radicalization.”

We see the evidence to the rise of this religious intolerance in the recent EU edict that establishes that employers have the right to prohibit employees from wearing religious attire and imagery. The Counterjihad crowd may praise the EU legislation since its ban includes the burka; but, the edict also allows employers to prohibit Crucifixes and the Jewish Kippah. News reports on the ban are almost headlined as though the ban is fixated on the burqa, which excites the support of the Counterjihad and the Right-Wing. The ban is then being bolstered under the justification of fighting Islamization, a perfect pretext that both pleases the Right-Wing and gives leeway to intolerance towards Christians.

The Church of England has condemned the edict. Rt Revd Nicholas Baines, the Bishop of Leeds, said: “This judgment once again raises vital questions about freedom of expression, not just freedom of religion, and shows that the denial of freedom of religion is not a neutral act, contrary to how it might be portrayed.”

A spokesman for the Church of England said: “The imposition of blanket bans – whilst often seeking honourable outcomes – may represent a worldview based on dogmatic or ideological assumptions which may unjustly limit individual rights.”

Marine Le Pen also desires to prohibit the religious liberty of Christians and Jews, under the guise of ‘fighting Islam.’ Le Pen told concerned citizens that “I know this is a sacrifice, but I believe that the situation is too serious today.” Le Pen said on that Jews and Christians would have to accept the ban in order to “fight the advance of political Islam”.

Last year I had the chance of interviewing Livernette Johan, a Catholic scholar in France, to discuss the anti-Christian and occult sentiments within the French government. Here is the interview in writing

T.S: How has the occult infiltrated France?
Livernette Johan: In France, the secret societies have so infiltrated the main powers that they are the real power. An occult power that the majority of the people ignores, hence the writing of my next book “Freemasonry, 300 years of imposture”. [1] One has only to see who composes the French government. The Socialist Party is only the branch of the Grand Orient of France. The right-wing camp is as much surrounded by Freemasonry. As for the opposition to extremes (left and right), it is also infiltrated and under control. It would still be necessary that this opposition leads the good fight which is the obligation for France, the Eldest daughter of the Church. From this implacable statement, there is nothing to expect from the polls. Prayer, penance, study and apostolate are, in my eyes, the best thing to do, in order to revive the Catholic faith in the French population and to try, in the long term, to rebuild a Christian civilization.

T.S: Do you believe France will end up in a civil war?

Livernette Johan: That’s to be feared. If this were to happen, it would not be surprising. This happened in other European countries with Christian roots (Ireland, Spain, Greece …) following the debt crisis. The massive arrival of migrants added to a possible financial crash could plunge France into chaos at any time. It is enough that the banking cartel decides and that BCE, EU and IMF impose absolutely catastrophic austerity measures on the social level. All this to repay a perfectly illegitimate sovereign debt! In France, the situation continues to deteriorate. Problems are added to the problems. The republican system does not try to solve them but to stack them. The Masonic Republic is pushing for chaos. Jesus Christ is the only solution to this crisis which is at first spiritual. For, since 1789, France has failed in its vocation and its apostasy will be very expensive.

 S: Do you think Catholic monarchy will revive in France?
Livernette Johan: It must be believed, even if it is difficult today to believe it. For we are very far from it. Today, the French people do not want it. Tomorrow, we do not know. In the eyes of present-day society, a return to a monarchy of divine right seems a priori improbable. By the urns it is impossible. Our democratic system is locked. It would take a miracle that can only come from heaven to arrive at true change. That of Christ the King. For France, for its people and for the benefit of all humanity.

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  • Tom_mcewen

    The return of a Catholic King is the story of the mustard seed. We shall see, we know that things cannot continue in the direction it is going. I say look to Russia for a sign of a king. Marie Antoinette was a Saint not a villain.

    • JamieAllen

      Or even out of Poland.

      • Raph Sebastian

        Very likely from Eastern Europe. Western Europe is lost.

        • Julie

          Have you been to the Cathedral of Chartres?……………………note the dots….they are actually trying to say something…..

          • Raph Sebastian

            No I have not. Would you care to further expand on the “dots” you mentioned? Is this something to do with the stained glass?

          • Julie

            Go further…

          • Julie

            First, check out the pilgrimage to Chartres…..it is growing every year…

      • Tom_mcewen

        That maybe difficult, since I am next door and they claim they already have a King, Jesus is his name and their Queen is very possessive of the honor of Poland.

        • mspip

          there is no better King than Him. something seems amiss on the site. not sure what it is. probably those who know are keeping quiet. that can be the best way. with a short prayer for things to improve whatever the problem.

          • Grandmere

            There are a number of people out for Lent. They will be back.

          • mspip

            thanks for the information. did not realize that.

    • Sally Bode

      When you the people were starving, being given rotten food, she told the peasants: “let them eat cake!” Yes, she loved it. She was either the most self-absorbed little airhead, but when there are throngs of starving people and are enough to keep coming over your royal guard, if she was a Christian, she was an absolutely stupid one. If you look at the gold covered everything that the French aristocracy indulged themselves in, the only thing the poor existed for was to take whatever they hadn’t been taxed out of away.

      If that is Christianity, it was not the Christianity taught by Jesus Christ.

      • Grandmere

        Marie Antoinette never said “let them eat cake”. That is a myth.

      • Tom_mcewen

        That has no basis in fact, if you play to prosecute people at least do the honour due a human being and gather evidence not propaganda and false witness. I suppose the Catholic Church killed millions too. The bible was forbidden to the ordinary person to read and every horror to be laid at it’s feet. Read a book and at least what acts are recorded about her.

  • infowolf1

    revival of monarchy is a non starter. these families were and are heavily infiltrated with unbelief, occultism, heresy and depravity. even if a clean leader were found the attitude of only marrying royals would bring the rest back into the scene quickly, and there is no guarantee of competence so power shifts to managers.

    • racarrera

      Who says the monarchy must come from the current families? There are others.

      • infowolf1

        the old pattern of being in the royal caste and marriage in and socializing in that would go on and bring the rest back in. Besides, the way European monarchy was and would be again because of no other model, was not Christian really. Too much exaltation above the commoners, etc. Too much pride and vainglory. It is not a good idea. a monarchic type individual but not hereditary.

      • Raph Sebastian

        Indeed Bro Rudy, there are other legitimate claimants to the thrones of several countries who were ousted or worse deposed and lived goos Christian lives faithful to the Church. Game of thrones was areal thing among royalty.

        • racarrera

          People who forget history show it constantly on these threads. The Germanic model was best, as it was based on competence, not hereditary.

          • irish crusader

            in the irish sytem there was lots of different kings and other local rulers and a high king was the top king 5 provinces in ireland ulster meath connacht ulster leinster and smaller kingdoms it was a good type of rule with fair brehon law system and the monks and monasterys kept the kingdoms stable and people had their say. the monasterys worked with the communitys and the kings educated the people and tought them how to make things.
            >national museum http://www.museum.ie/Archaeology/Exhibitions/Current-Exhibitions/The-Treasury/Gallery-1-Iron-Age-to-12th-Century

          • Kamau41

            As George Santanya said, which still remains so true to this very day; “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

          • racarrera

            Amen, dear Kamau41.

    • filomena seiffert

      I agree, they can be bought as the present politicians are, moreover, a bad king stays until he dies and is succeeded by his family. The only thing that can work is honesty with the laws of the Lord.

      • Julie

        Even laws without legitimate ecclesial authority can end up being cherry picked.

        A Dominican American stated he thought monarchies were the best…as long as the monarchy was just.

        John Paul II said democracies with a free market and strong moral voice the best…

        America is really a republic and the Leftists have turned it into a democracy with a strong leftist propaganda, the media.

        • filomena seiffert

          Monarchy was only good when the king was catholic and obeyed the Church’s law. France had good kings, even saints, on the other hand, England had very bad kings and queens. The advantage of democracy is the people right to elected different candidates, however, it become free market for thieves, grabers of power and still enslave the less fortunate.

          • Julie

            Problem with democracy also is when the majority are corrupted…or there are no single shared values any more…the work of globalists to make us totalitarian people, which in many ways we still are…

  • Kamau41

    All the warning sirens continue to go off that persecution is coming. I would not be surprised either that France ends up in a Civil War, which is inevitable. But, Christendom will eventually flourish again later.

    • mikifenn

      The Bible says in the Last Days Christians would be persecuted–actually beheaded for the sake of Christ. When Christ returns and sets up his Kingdom Christianity will flourish.

      • Julie LaBrecque

        Kingdom was already set up.

        • Стефан Евгений

          They don’t have clue,but you and I do. His kingdom is here and NOW!

      • Julie

        Christ will never return to this earth, only to judge it. If we saw Christ, there would be no more faith or hope.

        We will have to wait for the New Jerusalem when the old earth and heavens are rolled up and then eternal life will be the way then.

        Every generation has its persecuted, it is a consequence of being a true witness for the Lord. Christians and others have been beheaded for a long, long time.

        The early Church fathers read the book of Revelations literally, and they believed that those celibate priests who never lied or lay with women would all be martyred but then resurrected to rule the future church.

        There are saints such as St. Dominic who not only had the gift of healing and preaching, but of raising the dead back to life.

        We are waiting for the defeat of Satan where he will be chained for a thousand years, and then the Church, once crucified will be restored and all believers will have one shepherd and one church.

        • mikifenn

          According to the Bible Christ will rule and reign and every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. He will reign for 1000 years, followed by a great war and then comes the New Jerusalem.

          • Julie

            He will reign from heaven. Millinerianism- spelling – was decided in the Church after much consideration and decided it was not within the scope of faith. I put my trust in chosen ecclesiastics who know the history of faith and its development within the Universal Church.

            What we are anticipating is the thousand year reign where we will be with One Shepherd and One Church and no more divisions and fractures…which will realize the devotion and profession of faith in the Lord!…how blessed people will be then!

          • mikifenn

            Julie, we will have to wait and see. I prefer the Biblical interpretation rather than the ecclesiastical interpretation. Whatever the case, it is obvious that the governmental system cannot work much longer.

          • Julie

            Yes, agree with you about our modern governments…Ecclesial is the means Christ gave us ….

            If you could go further and investigate early Church fathers….easiest is the Catechism that provides us the fullness of faith in doctrine with all the references to Scripture and the Councils….

          • mikifenn

            Julie I am a Pentecostal Christian. I have no hostility to the Catholic Church, but I am well blessed where I am.

          • Julie

            Bless you….the Church needs to restore the grace and healing of the gifts of the Holy Spirit…we are aware of it…I am a ‘deep Catholic’….only a part of so many gifts….’

            We believe the Church will be restored when it brings back those who have your charism….!

          • mikifenn

            Thank you, Julie for your kind encouraging words. May God richly bless you!

          • Julie

            Yours came up again…

            Again, it is the Church instituted by Christ Who interprets Scripture for the time we live in, not unaccountable individuals. I don’t mean you, but I only follow those who are truly called to give up all for the kingdom and draw on the history of faith.

          • mikifenn

            We are all accountable and many have spent their lives interpreting Scripture. Some have sincerely interpreted Scripture, but as time passes they find they were off course. Others have been correct. I feel it is wise for each of us to read and study to discern the true meaning of the Words of God found in the Bible.

          • Julie

            I wish I could refer you to texts….by the Early Church Fathers who have laid down so much of our foundation of faith who lived only so many years after the apostles….big difference between personal interpretation 1500 years later…!

            Yes, the Holy Spirit guides us….but….we need the help of the apostles which has passed down by the Holy Spirit through the Church!

          • mikifenn

            May God richly bless you, Julie. We both love the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, but see some things quite differently.

          • Julie

            You witness your hunger for Christ and for all righteousness

        • Higlac

          Sorry, Julie, but I strongly fear that you are wrong regarding Christ’s supposedly “never return[ing] to this earth, only to judge it.”

          Of whom is Revelation 19, starting with verse 11 and ending in verse 16, writing?

          11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. 12 His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. 13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. 15 Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the wine-press of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:

          KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

          Note 19:13 “… His name is called The Word of God“. Also, note how in 19:11, He Is Called Faithful and True, which evokes I John 1:9. [“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”]

          Furthermore, of WHOM does St. John 1:1 write when He writes “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”??? Surely the answer is Jesus Christ Himself, the ONLY One who’s BOTH GOD AND MAN. All the other attributes written in regards to this Great Figure in the rest of this passage can point to BUT ONE figure: Christ.

          Next, when we look at the rest of the chapter: WHY would “the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies,” [be] gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army.” Most certainly it is because Christ and His Army are coming down to Earth – or are you perchance postulating that all the Satanic entities be “raptured” to make war in the Heavens against the Divine Army???

          AFTER this compendium from Revelation 19, we soon get Revelation 20:4-6

          And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a[a] thousand years. 5 But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.

          • Julie

            I am with the position of the early church fathers, especially after reading Fr Dianini…spelling, who has studied both apostolic and protestant apocalyptic writings…plus my old Jesuit spiritual director…Orthodox…who said if we can face Christ, then there is no faith or hope….

            I read he is the most learned in all of this and ended up agreeing with the early church fathers.

            I don’t think you are humiliating me at all, Brother in Christ and think in many ways we are on the same page…

            I am just too tired to get into it….

            We who are Marian, deep Catholics see ourselves living out, as Sr Lucia said at Fatima….between Ch 8 to 13 of Revelations….I am a member of the Marian Movement of Priests that also think we are going to see the return of Christ to our hearts and have one shepherd again, one Church, and we will be poor for awhile but people will love one another, this ushering in the Epoch of the Holy Trinity, the reign of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Eucharist Lord all brought about by the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary…the only safe ‘country’ or place in this world is the immaculate heart of Mary…and living a more contemplative life which for me is pretty hard to do…the reference to it in Rev 12 where the woman will be taken by the wings of an eagle…contemplative prayer on the Word of God through the Holy Spirit…implying no daily sacrifice of the Mass because practically all priests will be martyred…and those who remained celibate and did not lie would be resurrected to rule…again this an ECF perspective…but we live in faith and the Lord show us the way,…faith in essence living in mystery.

          • Higlac

            OK, with just one note of caution: the words of God will ALWAYS supersede the words of men. I wouldn’t put the words of any man, no matter how distinguished (Church Father or not – ALL human beings are fallible!!!), above (or even equal to) the Word of God.

            I’m glad you’re not hurt by my postings.

          • Julie

            Yes, but He must work with human beings. So we have to look at the history of faith and God has given us the means to discern true from false witness…all the more we need the Church!

            Infallibility can only come when it witnesses the common, universal acceptance of that drawn from the sense of Scripture and tradition, as well as manifestation objectively defined. And it can only come about when the pope is in communion with the bishops who have the same power of authority over their dioceses.

            There are no more dogmas to be defined although I know of another that is out there but the concern is that it will confuse protestants…without relationship with Mary in her help for our salvation, we know the context…but will have to wait and see.

            The popes since Vatican I speak to us in encyclicals, pastoral letters, and not all carry the same weight.

            The Church is the first interpreter of the Word of God and the tradition of living out our faith given us by the apostles. The second degree of truth is the catechism that defines our truth…then we have the liturgy…and canon law…all must work together as Church.

            Nature and mission of the Church would be most helpful for Christians to understand…and the definition of ‘church’ takes up 1.5 pages in the catechism with fine print and plenty of references to Scripture.

            Bless you!

  • AnthonyM

    A ban on wearing religious symbols won’t work. It is a move towards more secularism. It will do nothing to ban political Islam, which is a real problem. There will still be no-go zones, Sharia law, and lack of assimilation into the local culture by the immigrants. They want to take over, and remake the society into Islamic culture.

    • Tom_mcewen

      It is The same theory that blue haired grandmothers in wheelchairs must be stripped searched and three year old girls be molested to stop terrorists, while not searching Arab men in the 18 to 35 range dressed in bukas wearing suicide vests. That is politically incorrect and a foot up to europe becoming if we are lucky a civil war zone, unlucky just a line on kifars children heads on a cyclone fence. England is toast and France is a guy using a fork to get the burning toast out of the fused live toaster. The only answer for the overwhelming evil is a spiritual answer for the blindness of the leaders in all of Western Europe. A London bookmaker wouldn’t​ give you odds on the survival of Europe.

  • Kelly Ann

    The grand orient, freemasonry . Unmasked 1884
    Monsignor George F Dillon

    After reading it, Livernette’s mention of his new book will be so interesting to read.

  • Julie

    Where in the world did you get that?

    The apostles are sent to found Churches as the authentic witnesses to Our Lord.

    The Universal Church comprises of the Patriarch of Jerusalem, Alexandria,
    Antioch, Rome, and Constantinople that was rebuilt so to speak on the ashes of Christians there who were almost exterminated by Diocletian in 302 AD. From these patriarchs, founded by the apostles, they all branch out to all the different subcultures.

    SS Peter and Paul are the founders of the Church of Rome. Both martyred under Emperor Nero. The Seat of Peter holds the keys to heaven, meaning the fullness of way provided by the Church into heaven, most universal.

    The successor to Peter as founding apostle is Linus, and after that Clement the first, and you can go online and see the Catholic documentation naming all the successors to Peter, and none to St Paul.

    Paul was never head of any church, but an evangelist reaching out to the gentiles.

    S Paul was the evangelist to the Gentiles….the apostles only accepted him as witness to the Lord besides themselves.

    He simply challenged Peter for backing off of his position of liberality….in regards to the Mosaic Law. No need for circumcision, etc…we only abstain from meat offered to idols, meat from animals found dead, and another one cannot recall at present…

    Yes I am aware of parts of the Talmud…and the Russian Orthodox were not the nicest to the Jews in Russia, and many Jews joined the Bolshevik revolution partly funded by Jewish cabals in New York and Europe…and Hitler blamed the Jews for communism…we hear of the holocaust and the persecution of the Jews, but never the blaming why….

    • Mark Cesare

      I got that by reason, based upon real events and Pauls’, aka Sauls’ past, and his direct contradictions with our Lord JESUS (not Paul or ANY other). Ever hear of sanotage? It happens in wars all of the time and we’re at spiritual war. God doesn’t need, or have – like man – a replacentment.

      Paul was a pharisee, was he not? Jesus and the pharisees were at odds and they had Him killed. Paul was among them.

      Maybe just maybe he (Paul) didn’t really convert, or even see Jesus on the road to Damascus – just made rhat up – and knew Christians would swallow THAT hook, line and sinker – and most (like you apparently) did!

      Many bad laws (prohibition, against “drunkards”) and practices (discrimination against gays), evil people (i.e., Jack the Ripper – killing prostitutes) came into being because of these contradictions with Jesus forgiving ALL sins (reply to this, Matthew 12: 31)!

      Evil doesn’t come from a good tree.

      Where in the world does it say that the apostles were anything more than a witness to Jesus? They were not to be adding or taking away from the Gospels, just writing down what they heard Jesus say, or giving their opinions but as that – their opinions!

      Pauls’ words were not the Gospels of, but his epistles (his own opinions) and NOTHING more – the words of Paul, not “the lords'” as they were later called, since he pretended to inspired by God, when it’s obvious to me that he was not. Thank you.

      • Julie

        Reason?….you are listening to yourself without facts.

        Christ established a concrete, physical and spiritual Church through the apostles who exhorted, ‘To write it down!’.

        The Vatican Archives are the greatest anywhere,documenting the growth of the Church and the conditions and context of which it has lived.

        Subjective relativism is based on personal interpretation from the Protestant Lutheran perspective that fragmented the Church. America’s greatest voting block is Christian but it is worthless because we have over 44,000 denominations all claiming to be the right one.

        Christ does not make mistakes…but we do.

        We are called to Church. It is also through our neighbor we come to see our blind spots.

        You cannot judge yourself, you cannot trust in your own reasoning because it has no checks or balances and removes itself from salvation history, evident from the lives of the Jews to the beginning, foundational years of Christianity in the bible…and then through the Church that retains both but continues on.

        There is no perfection in this world, the great trial is to depend and trust in God alone, not ourselves or church administrators.

        • Grandmere

          I knew it had been too quiet around here. You call Susan. I’ll go round up a straightjacket.

          • Julie

            LOL….

            I just couldn’t take much of the devil work in the world.

            BTW, if you want to find a ‘path’ through the congressional jungle…I just got this out to my women’s group….heard it Feb 25 on Think Out Loud….Irish novelist Colum McCann…Radical Empathy….SoundCloud.com…once you have an account you can search him.

            He says it gets down to grace….and he is speaking primarily to a highly secularized audience….and interviewed by a Jewish man…OPB is primarily run by Jewish people….he weaves real events together…and people signed when they had to take a station break….

            The interviewer asked him in response to talking about truth….what he thought of America’s ‘fake news’ etc. His response was very good.

            He also got a bike, put several bags on it with a tent, and travelled the country and had long hair…he went throughout the country, met a man who was going to Oregon to find a place to die…..and they became friends on their bikes. They went to the Oregon Coast, built a bonfire and the man talked for 4 days giving him his life story. After they were done, the man then said he decided not to commit suicide and had found a new start in life opening up his entire life.

            How about this one: ‘What is the source of our first suffering? It lies in the fact that we hesitated to speak. It was born in the moment when we accumulated silent things within us.’

            The audio is in our tradition of listening rather than reading as they have the transcript of his visit.

            After listening to him….all the news are incomplete sound bytes by dubious sources who really don’t care about you and I and all the rest of humanity….I caught the station several times giving Trump’s incomplete statements and the person who created the program is an inlaw of my client of 10 years who died this past fall…..shared about what I was listening to false narratives…and there is this British man who when he speaks of the Catholic Church, it is always about some criminal priest somewhere in the world committing pedophile…that is all that happens I guess in his mind…and very biased reporting….from the BBC….

            NPR top officials…two of them making close to a million a year so they should not gripe if they loose some money….

            But I like it overall when it covers basic humanity in today’s world.

            we have been through a horrendous time with my disabled son…bad medicine….got accepted into engineering school but has to take a time out…and we had the hardest winter and lost our 2 cats to coyotes…and i heard it happen….and saw the remains what first looked like a huge earthworm in the sunny February grass…but if you followed it to its end, it was a pouch….like…a cat’s stomach…neatly laid out in the sun…that is how the coyotes do it here.

  • Juan

    LATEST NEWS ABOUT POPE FRANCIS: the pope will visit Egypt on April 28-29 and the Vatican have chosen a logo with the image of sheikh Bergoglio with the CROSS and the crescent at the same level. This pope is so cool, so new age, he is like a sufi sheikh, a gnostic syncretist master…

    • Julie

      Start reading ‘Inside the Vatican’ to find out what Pope Francis truly believes. I am not drawn to him…this magazine is run by most mature, educated Catholics who have had this magazine for some time.

      They really check things out and present the truth of what he has said.

      • Juan

        Thank you Julie.

        • Julie

          You learn alot….because of its reporting, we got info to the Vatican ahead of the bishop who was teaching error.

          When he got off plane, he was in shock…’well did the pope wag his finger at you?’…’No, he is as holy as the Blessed Mother…he showed me a better way…’ and in a few years resigned his post with the blessings of the Church.

          I cannot believe how much disinformation and distortion the media and bad insiders within the Vatican do things….but I am needing to read how P Francis has stacked a particular group of advisors of cardinals….some say they are John Paul II selections…the media says they are 100% progressives…also read that the pope is surrounding himself with bad people…I have to get the time to go back.

          It is really the only magazine out there….and in the spirit of our Holy Trinity, they are highly learned and very kind human and honest journalists who also need prayers.

        • Julie

          Two to watch and listen to….Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna, and Bishop Athanius Schneider….

  • bubba

    Good article Ted.

  • Tom_mcewen

    You do not find Stalin on Orthodox icons, you only find Saints, Pantocrator and Theotokos. Any fool can paint in wood, that doesn’t make it a Orthodox icon. Ask the Russian Orthodox here, they will tell you. There are painting of Lenin on wood too, the saying on Lenin was as if he was Christ during communism, but he was just a mass murderer who turned black and screamed as his brain turned into stone inside his skull. I think I know more about Russia and the Russian people then you. I went to Orthodox services under the communists in Russia.

  • Augustin

    A miracle ? Just another Joan of Arc…
    When I talk about Monarchy with my friends, some of them answer that it would not be a bad thing but it is impossible. They say that if it happened, they would support it.

    But the real problem is about the several royal families : Bourbons, Orléans… Even among the monarchists there are great divisions. We must find a King David that would unite us and make people want to unite under one banner. Today we are just watching over the heritage waiting for the heir, but who ?

  • David W

    My prayers for the victims of a bomb attack in St Petersburg (including a child):

    https://www.rt.com/news/383202-st-petersburg-blast-metro/

    Demonically inspired cowards.

    And a photo of a possible suspect:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/03/saintpetersburg-bombing-casualties-explosion-metro-train/

  • Julie

    How do you know it is Stalin in the first place?

    A number of us have been praying for Russia for many years and now 47% are Orthodox.

    Icons have nothing to do with political leaders…esp Stalin…

    You should go online and study what an icon is within Orthodoxy and see the symbolism and all the contemplative thought and prayer required doing them.

  • Julie

    True religion is our communion with each other in the Holy Trinity, not individual, self oriented Lone Rangers.

    • Brick

      I don’t mind self-oriented lone rangers as long as they get things right and have sound mind. Too many wannabes are too lazy to study or to train themselves to even become a real one.

      • Julie

        Right.

        I am inclined to see those who you mention are on the walk in salvation, we leave them to the mercy of God Who alone can judge….but I don’t see them as isolated individuals who trust in their own judgment, in and of themselves…

        Because…the walk in salvation includes not only God and the individual but the rest of humanity….our relationship to Him and our neighbor.

      • David W

        You hit him with the Brick of truth. And the post-concussion has sent him into ad hominem attacks and into an episode of Tourettes! Nice shot!

  • Julie

    There are blacks who have become Muslim because they blame everything on the white colonialsts who enslaved them.

    But the Arab/Ottoman slave traders were most dehumanizing to the African…if only they would study history better.

    • David W

      The prison imams are supported with our tax dollars. Walid noted the 85% of American Muslim converts coming from poor black urban centers and blacks incarcerated in correctional facilities?

      • Julie

        My in laws have a son in prison and he became a muslim and goes by ‘Omar’. His Muslim wife converted him in a visit and then she died later. Don’t know if that was true, now thinking about it.

      • Grace Ziem

        The prison imams are a stealth legacy of Obama, one of many deep injuries to our country.

  • mikifenn

    I just read that England is practically an Islamic State, particularly London.

  • FAITH47

    I DON’T FEAR NO EVIL FOR MY GOD IS ALWAYS WITH ME. HE PROMISE THAT HE WILL NOT FORSAKE ME JESUS SAID THAT, THERE WILL BE A PERSECUTION BECAUSE OF HIM. WHEN JESUS COME’S HE WILL JUDGE THE LIVING AND DEAD AND THAT’S THE TIME GOD WILL KILL THE BODY AND THE SOUL OF ALL EVIL PEOPLE WHO DOES NOT LOVE HIS SON.WHEN YOU LOVE THE SON YOU ALSO LOVE THE FATHER. IT WAS WRITTEN. .

  • Grandmere

    I’ll call up to the third floor and see if we have a bed for you. Susan will be here shortly with your Haldol.

    • Julie LaBrecque

      Who let the loon in?

      • Grandmere

        I hope we can get him medicated and out of here before Easter. If not, it will probably be the third floor until after Pentecost.

      • I did. He showed his military badge so I let him in.

        • Grandmere

          Chef, look at his profile and comments. He’s a Jew hater. And some of his other hang outs? Something is off.

  • Grandmere

    He is a certifiable nut case. Maybe has his own little “secret church” in his mother’s basement.

    • David W

      The Jack Chick comic books are considered Bible study material for this branch of cultists….

      • Grandmere

        I think he’s gone beyond Chick. He’s crowing like a deranged rooster.

  • Grandmere

    Who’s being antagonistic? You started this. And brush up on your invective. Your use of the f bomb shows that you have an extremely limited vocabulary.

  • Tom_mcewen

    Nothing you said was true. Try facts next time.

  • Grace Ziem

    Not sure where to post this, but because a peace agreement with Israel and her opponents is prophesied for the end times, I was interested in your views on this report:

    https://www.israelrising.com/iran-rising-will-israel-arab-world-finally-make-peace-stave-off-persian-aggression/

    • Great link. I will do a story on it. Thanks Grace.

    • Grandmere

      Just keep in mind that “a covenant with many” does not necessarily mean a peace agreement. Also remember that SA is a prostitute who will join herself, however deceptively, to anyone she sees as an ally for her preservation.

      • Grace Ziem

        I suspect we would regard any entity that breaks a 7 year treaty half-way in a derogatory manner, but that is the prophesy. We can’t ignore prophesy just because we don’t like the scenario. We know well there is no peace between Islam and non-Muslims.

        • Grandmere

          One example we have right now is Erdogan’s agreement with the EU to hold back immigrants from crossing over to Europe via Turkey. He is now threatening to break that agreement. I am in no way saying that that is THE covenant. Just an example.

          • Grace Ziem

            I wouldn’t call that an example of the Bible’s prophesy: the latter involves agreements with Israel by someone who was already the antichrist…

          • Grandmere

            The Bible’s prophesy is about the Antichrist making a covenant with many. Surely we can agree on that. You seem hell bent on twisting every word I say here. Stop it!

          • Grace Ziem

            You started the debate. So I try a polite discussion, and when you tire of it, you get mad. This isn’t how we grow in Christ-like character: we may feel frustration, but Christ wants us as we get older, to show more loving conduct. This is why He says: (Matt 7:20) “Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions”. Peace.

          • Grandmere

            I’m glad you figured me out.

          • The solution to the problem is simple. Whenever you state something which you believe is in the Bible, try to give a quote or two. For example, you stated:

            “I wouldn’t call that an example of the Bible’s prophesy: the latter involves agreements with Israel by someone who was already the antichrist…”

            What is the quote to back this up?

            Once you show the quote, you will see what Grand is speaking about when she says “The Bible’s prophesy is about the Antichrist making a covenant with many.”

            The problem stems when people assume what the Bible says. It becomes the standard while the Bible is forgotten. Then the standard becomes Bible and it is presented as “truth” when it is not.

            Now, lets see the quote?