Irenaeus, Eusebius, Tertullian and others had travelled throughout the Roman Empire, and were well educated.
Why did they have no knowledge of the alleged anonymous authors or ‘Q’?
Why did the Jews, heretics and pagans never mention them or it?
Why were all the ancient historians and theologians completely ignorant of ‘Q’? Or the name of the genius, who had produced the key written account of the life and teaching of Christ?
Also, why did all the historians of the period, alleged to have lived far apart, accept the gospels were written by four other men and agree their names and backgrounds?
It is not too difficult to see what will happen if a successful Catholic celebrity or businessman is sued for discrimination by a homosexual person and, in a deposition, asked if he or she has ever harbored the view that homosexuality is intrinsically disordered? Or what if such a Catholic is asked if he or she thinks that homosexual sexual activity is intrinsically immoral, gravely sinful, and if knowingly and willingly engaged in lands one in hell? Or what if such a Catholic is asked if he or she has ever been against “marriage equality,” and entertained the view that homosexual “marriage” is against the common good?
Answer “Yes” to any of those questions and, in the mind of the secular liberal, you are guilty of invidious discrimination, of malice. It is an irredeemable position. Convert or suffer punishment. Convert or you will be Deened.
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VATICAN CITY (Catholic Online) – The Vatican is confirming the death by beheading of Franciscan Father, Francois Murad, who was martyred by Syrian jihadists on June 23.
Warning: Graphic violence
Editor’s note: There appears to be a number of beheadings taking place, starting around time frame 3:45 – and seeming to go on forever – to the repeated cries of “Allahu Akbar”. Please pray for these current day Christian martyrs – and their executioners.
Patrizzio Poggi, who served 5 years of an 8-year sentence on sex-abuse charges, had told reporters that he could identify 20 priests who were involved in child prostitution. But prosecutors said he could not substantiate the claims, and charged that his reports were “motivated by personal feelings of resentment.” Poggi allegedly became enraged with Church officials who did not defend him against the criminal charges that led to his conviction and imprisonment.
Editor’s note: Michael Voris/Church Militant TV got way out ahead of this when it initially came to light – assuming that all the charges were true. Now, it will be interesting to see how they handle the retraction.
And if this scandal is not enough, the CCHD – with the support of a number of bishops – is still spouting falsehoods and issuing denials about the various anti-Catholic things they continue to do with Catholic money.
Read the latest “puff piece” in the Washington Post
Well, let me lay this out for you in very simple terms. The good ol’ days ended a long time ago, long before any of us were born, and long before anyone alive today can remember. Would it surprise you to learn that our time was prophesied centuries ago with alarming accuracy? Here, let me give you an example…
After the year 1900, toward the middle of the 20th century, the people of that time will become unrecognisable. When the time for the Advent of the Antichrist approaches, peoples minds will grow cloudy from carnal passions, and dishonour and lawlessness will grow stronger. Then the world will become unrecognisable. Peoples appearances will change, and it will be impossible to distinguish men from women due to there shamelessness in dress and style of hair. These people will be cruel and will be like wild animals because of the temptations of the Antichrist. There will be no respect for parents or elders, love will disappear, and Christian pastors, bishops, and priests will become vain men, completely failing to distinguish the right hand way from the left. At that time the morals and traditions of Christians and the Church will change. People will abandon modesty, and dissipation will reign. Falsehood and greed will attain great proportions, and woe to those who pile up treasures. Lust, adultery, homosexuality, secret deeds and murder will rule in society.
Eric Rassbach, an attorney with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a public interest law firm challenging the contraception coverage rule, said “it doesn’t really change the overall way they’re trying to do this.” The Becket Fund represents many of organizations challenging the regulation in federal court.
The Catholic Church prohibits the use of artificial contraception. Evangelicals generally accept the use of birth control, but some object to specific methods such as the morning-after contraceptive pill, which they argue is tantamount to abortion, and is covered under the policy.