Easter services today are expected to kick off a record-breaking week at the Vatican. Two beloved modern popes — John Paul II and John XXIII — are to be canonized at the Vatican next Sunday by Pope Francis. There will be services all week, which could draw the most pilgrims ever to the Catholic capital. John Paul II is remembered for helping to bring down communism and for inspiring a generation of Catholics. Many now call him “The Great,” only the fourth pope to have earned the moniker.
And while much of the crowd’s focus will be on the Polish pope’s remarkable achievements, Pope John XXIII — known as the “Good Pope” for his kindhearted nature — was no less revolutionary. MORE
ALL Jewish people should leave Ukraine at once, a Holocaust survivor warned last night, after “grotesque” anti-Semitic leaflets were handed out in the country. The pamphlets and posters, distributed in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk, demanded that the Jewish population register, pay a new tax or leave. MORE
Easter, Ascension Thursday, Pentecost and Parousia
Christ’s death and Resurrection begins the work of Our Redemption, but Christ’s work is incomplete, 1
(666) as Heaven needs to be opened and the Birth of the Church needs to be propagated. Continue reading
What a way to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Get stoned.
Colorado has seen a boom in revenues since the legalization of retail marijuana sales, but Denver’s tourism industry is especially feeling the impact this Easter weekend. MORE
The number of Christians in Communist China is growing so steadily that it by 2030 it could have more churchgoers than America. It is said to be China’s biggest church and on Easter Sunday thousands of worshippers will flock to this Asian mega-temple to pledge their allegiance – not to the Communist Party, but to the Cross.
The 5,000-capacity Liushi church, which boasts more than twice as many seats as Westminster Abbey and a 206ft crucifix that can be seen for miles around, opened last year with one theologian declaring it a “miracle that such a small town was able to build such a grand church”. MORE
It is totally illegal for a mother to abort her child in El Salvador, the smallest country in Central America. But the amazing story about how a country with a name meaning “savior” came to constitutionally protect its unborn children from conception — despite ongoing massive international pressure to the contrary — remains practically unknown. MORE
Sad news. Wikipedia editor Adrianne Wadewitz, 37, died on April 8 from injuries she sustained from a rock climbing accident in Joshua Tree National Park, according to the New York Times. Wadewitz’s fans on Twitter celebrated the late scholar, calling her “influential,” “prolific,” and “brilliant.” MORE
The Democratic leader’s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis’ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week. As he did last year, the pope broke with the tradition of washing only priests’ feet during the Mass for the Last Supper – this time, washing the feet of disabled people. MORE
This image was allegedly taken in Kessab, Syria. Although one person on Twitter wrote that it may be from Yemen, according to a Facebook post featuring the image below. Either way, it doesn’t matter in this context; it just makes my blood boil MORE
“We should be afraid of sharia law” in America, and Muslims here who want to practice sharia should go back to where they came from, “to those nations that recognize sharia law,” said Rev. Franklin Graham, head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.” MORE
A federal judge in Denver granted an injunction Thursday to a ministry founded by longtime Christian author and broadcaster James Dobson, Family Talk radio, preventing the enforcement of Obamacare’s abortifacient mandate. MORE
You read yesterday’s ”Oxford councillor thinks Passion play means sex show,” story. Christianity, it’s clear, is doomed in Britain – and here are a few reasons why. MORE
Chelsea Clinton, a United Methodist, is pregnant. I wonder in what faith(s) she and her Jewish hubby are going to raise the child? MORE
I could understand anyone with the name, Christ bearer trying to live up to that title in this perverted world would cause him to commit suicide? MORE
This final, seven-year period will begin when the Antichrist signs a seven-year treaty with Israel. In fact, the revealing of the Antichrist’s identity, the final merciless persecution of the Jews and Christians during the Great Tribulation, and the return of the Messiah all occur during this last seven-year period. The entire book of Revelation is devoted to the details of this terrifying time. Daniel 9:27 Apocalypse 17:16. I question some of these time periods but the world is getting tired of defending the Jews. Paul VI started the Catholic persecution in 1969.
Someone’s Handing Out Leaflets in Eastern Ukraine Telling Jews to ‘Register’ MORE