It requires child protection, foster, adoption service providers, and judges to take into account and respect a child’s “race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic origin, citizenship, family diversity, disability, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.” MORE
BEIJING (AP) — A prefecture in China’s far western Xinjiang region is requiring all vehicles to install satellite tracking systems as part of stepped-up measures against violent attacks.
Traffic police in Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture announced the regulation on Sunday, shortly after thousands of heavily armed police paraded in the Xinjiang capital and ruling Communist Party officials vowed to ramp up their campaign against separatists and Islamic militants. MORE
The church world as a whole has been captured by evil spirits to almost the same degree as the secular world.
This bondage by the antichrist spirit world has reached a level that guarantees God’s judgment must be at hand. Remember those words of our Lord in St. Matthew chapter twenty-four, “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” (Matthew 24: 12-13) The level of deception is so intent and even beyond the discernment in the church that survival is scary. Men and women that have been “rocks” of spiritual courage are being deceived. Many are wondering if the church can survive. Our enemies are declaring the end of Biblical Christianity. MORE
More Americans are consistently taking prescription drugs than ever before. The debate goes on about why. Some cite increases in health concerns, others indicate medical professionals are responsible, and some point to “big pharma” pushing pills.
What is clear is the need for change. An average of three out of every five adults are on prescription medications every year. At a time when these cause more deaths than car accidents, this is worth close examination. MORE
One of these multifarious modern-day “apparitions” is what is known as Garabandal, named for a remote village in Northern Spain, which purportedly received thousands of “apparitions” at about the time of the Vatican II Anti-council in the 1960s. Even Newchurch has essentially rejected the “apparitions,” which have been described as “childish stunts and simple tricks,” much as those at Medjugorje, Bayside, and other locales. Continue reading
Again, “Never seen anything like this before.” Apocalyptic Times.
The scene in Ellicott City Saturday night was scary, surreal and downright dangerous. MORE
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees said half of these people were children, many separated from their parents.
Europe’s migrant crisis, the worst since the Second World War, is just one part of the plight led by Syrians, Afghans and Palestinians. MORE
A violent explosion associated with a partial dome collapse occurred Monday morning at the Caliente dome. The eruption generated an ash column that rose several kilometers and a pyroclastic flow that traveled through the canyon draining from the dome complex to the SE.
Justin Welby made the announcement after a meeting of primates from the Anglican Communion in Canterbury.
In the UK, an act of Parliament passed in 1928 allowed for Easter Sunday to be fixed on the first Sunday after the second Saturday in April.
However, this has never been activated and Easter has remained variable, determined by the moon’s cycle. MORE
A wildfire that raced through dry brush in Northern California on Sunday heavily damaged the small town of Middletown, burning buildings in the downtown and reducing other parts of the town to ash. MORE
The UK has now become the first country to approve laws to allow the creation of babies from three people.
The modified version of IVF has passed its final legislative obstacle after being approved by the House of Lords.
The fertility regulator will now decide how to license the procedure to prevent babies inheriting deadly genetic diseases. The first baby could be born as early as 2016. MORE
A friend showed me pictures of a wedding in a Catholic Church where everyone came dressed as comic book heroes. I could not use their pictures but I can see by this that it’s now a current trend. Unbelievable.
On Saturday, Batman-obsessed couple Ali Butrym and Ryan Jeziorski dressed as characters Harley Quinn and the Joker when they tied the knot in a comic-themed wedding in Fort Worth, Texas. MORE
In my Post colleague Charles Krauthammer’s May 21 op-ed column, “You want hypotheticals? Here’s one,” former Saudi Arabian intelligence chief Prince Turki al-Faisal was quoted approvingly as complaining: “We were America’s best friend in the Arab world for 50 years.” Note the past tense.
If my arithmetic is correct, that would date the beginning of Turki’s cherished Saudi-U.S. relationship to 1965. But “best friend”?
As Oscar Wilde is credited with saying, “True friends stab you in the front.” MORE