Exorcism is making a comeback – and big news – worldwide


It’s not just ‘a Catholic thing’. Pentecostal churches have long been enthusiastically adding their high-profile branding to the ceremony. And virtually every flavour of religion — be it ancient Assyrian or Hindu — mentions some form of rite to expel oppositional spirits in its holy texts.

But the Catholic International Association of Exorcist’s upped the ante in 2014: Their annual meeting declared occult activity was on the rise. (For the uninitiated, this includes believing in the power of crystals, t’ai chi and yoga — as well as the more traditional Ouija boards, palm-reading and tarot cards.) MORE


Idiocracy-02Two words: VATICAN II

Ten years ago, a major Hollywood film entitled “Idiocracy” was released, and it was an excellent metaphor for what would happen to America over the course of the next decade.

In the movie, an “average American” wakes up 500 years in the future only to discover that he is the most intelligent person by far in the “dumbed down” society that he suddenly finds himself in.  Sadly, I truly believe that if people of average intellect from the 1950s and 1960s were transported to 2016, they would likely be considered mental giants compared to the rest of us.  Continue reading

World summit of Christian leaders to gather in Moscow in October to support persecuted Christians

SUMMITPerhaps the prayers of the faithful to Our Lady of Fatima for the conversion of Russia are taking effect.

Moscow, March 30, Interfax – The Russian Orthodox Church and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) will hold a World Summit of Christian Leaders in Moscow, on October 28-30, in support of persecuted Christians.

The forum is expected to gather about a thousand delegates from 150 countries, a spokesperson for the Russian Orthodox Church said. Continue reading

Campbell Soup switching to BPA-free cans by 2017

SOUWow, I have one can a week.

Campbell Soup, the world’s largest soup maker, said it would completely switch to cans that do not use the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) for their linings in North America by the middle of 2017.

Bisphenol A is used to stiffen plastics and some studies suggest it poses health risks. It is a component in metal can coating and protects food from directly contacting metal surfaces. MORE

NBA threatens lost Charlotte All-Star Game over NC anti-LGBT law

ALLSTARBig business has stomped into another state, trying to impose the values of the cultural left. This time, a governor who dared to stand up for responsible policy is being targeted by big business’ bullying over bathrooms.

At issue is H.B. 2, a bill North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law last week after it passed the House 83-25 and the Senate 32-0.

The bill accomplishes two main objectives. First, it says that private schools, restaurants, stores, and businesses are free to establish whatever bathroom policies they’d like, but that access to government bathrooms will be determined primarily by biological sex. MORE

Canadian priest gambled away $380K meant for refugees, church says

CANADIANA Canadian Catholic priest is under investigation after he told his bishop he allegedly gambled away hundreds of thousands of dollars meant to support refugees.

The Toronto Star reported Monday that Father Amer Saka, a priest at St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church in London, Ontario, phoned Bishop Emanuel Shaleta last month to tell him he had lost the money.

“I said, ‘How?’” Shaleta told the Star. “ He said, ‘Gambling’”. MORE

VIDEO: Sympathy for the devil? Rolling Stones’ Cuba concert a business deal with the Castros

ROLLBut things indeed have changed: The Castro regime briefly hooked up with the Rolling Stones for the simple expedient of filling its coffers with millions more in tourist money. Yes, it was billed as a “free concert,” like Woodstock and Altamonte. In fact, the AP estimated that half the fans in the front sections were foreigners.

In the meantime, Castro’s subjects — while allowed to boogie a bit — essentially remain the impoverished and oppressed subjects of a totalitarian regime.

Indeed, repression has actually cranked up steadily in direct proportion to the Stalinist regime’s enrichment through tourism, especially owing to President Obama’s policies that recently swamped Cuba with more than half a million visitors last year from the United States and contributed an estimated $5.6 billion in remittances and travel expenditures to the regime’s coffers.

As a direct result, desperate Cubans are risking their lives to flee Cuba at a rate unseen in decades. MORE


VIDEO: Protesters disrupt Easter at St. Pat’s

–  Authorities say a teacher from North Carolina has been arrested after he disrupted an Easter Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.

A group of six animal rights activists interrupted the noon Mass on Sunday. VIDEO

Alaska Volcano Erupts Out in Middle of Aleutian Islands

4203A volcano on Alaska’s Aleutian Islands erupted on Sunday afternoon, reported the U.S. Geological Survey, sending ash 20,000 feet into the air.

The Associated Press reported the agency as saying the Pavlov Volcano, which is about 600 miles southwest of Anchorage, erupted at 4:18 p.m. local time. The agency said the eruption also led to tremors on the ground.

The USGS raised the volcano alert level to “Warning” and the aviation warning to “Red.” MORE