Portand is ‘atheist capital of America’…

PORTLANDIf you don’t believe in God, you might want to move to the Pacific Northwest.

Portland, Ore., is No. 1 on the list of metropolitan areas with the most religiously unaffiliated residents (42%), according to the nonpartisan and nonprofit Public Religion Research Institute’s American Values Atlas, a survey of 50,000 people. Seattle and San Francisco were tied at second place (with 33%) on the list, and Denver (32%) and Phoenix (26%) were third and fourth. MORE

One Million Moms Accuses Olive Garden of Cozying Up to Satan

1-olive_garden-OliveGarden_0In the early stages of their campaign, the Moms have taken to flooding Olive Garden’s Facebook page with pleas to withdraw its support of the Devil.

A conservative advocacy group called One Million Moms has launched a campaign against the family-friendly restaurant chain Olive Garden for “sympathy towards the Devil,” in the form of its sponsorship of the Fox program Lucifer, which OMM calls “spiritually dangerous.” MORE

Insight into the Catholic Faith presents ~ Catholic Tradition Newsletter

20VJ_DON_BOSCO_2_1902567gVol 9 Issue 5 ~ Editor: Rev. Fr. Courtney Edward Krier
January 30, 2015 ~ St Martina, opn!

1. Baptism: Means of Salvation (53)
2. Sexagesima Sunday
3. Saint Don Bosco
4. Christ in the Home (28)
5. Articles and notices

Dear Reader:

February 2 properly ends the Christmas season even though the pre-Lenten Masses have begun. The tradition of blessing the Candles and the Procession remind us that Christ, the Light of the World, enters into His Temple. Continue reading

VIDEO: Neuroscientist Shows What Fasting Does To Your Brain & Why Big Pharma Won’t Study It

“Why is it that the normal diet is three meals a day plus snacks? It isn’t that it’s the healthiest eating pattern, now that’s my opinion but I think there is a lot of evidence to support that. There are a lot of pressures to have that eating pattern, there’s a lot of money involved. The food industry — are they going to make money from skipping breakfast like I did today? No, they’re going to lose money. If people fast, the food industry loses money. What about the pharmaceutical industries? What if people do some intermittent fasting, exercise periodically and are very healthy, is the pharmaceutical industry going to make any money on healthy people?” MORE


VIDEO: Supermodels pose as the seven deadly sins in sizzling new campaign (Viewer discretion)

GLUTTONYBetween them they represent the cream of the fashion industry, boasting ad campaigns for the likes of Burberry, Versace and Louis Vuitton.

But if you needed further proof that they are a force to be reckoned with, supermodels including Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and Lara Stone have joined forces for a sizzling short film celebrating the career of one of Britain’s fashion greats. Continue reading

Pope meets with fellow green (RELIGION) campaigner, Leonardo DiCaprio

images (5)Pope Francis is meeting with a fellow green activist:Leonardo DiCaprio.

The Oscar-nominated actor had a morning audience with the pope Thursday. The Vatican offered no immediate comment, other than to confirm the meeting was on the pope’s agenda.

Francis’ environmental encyclical Laudato Si (Praise Be) has been embraced by environmentalists for its denunciation of the world’s fossil fuel-based economy and demand for greener energy sources. Continue reading

VIDEO: FBI arrests Milwaukee man accused of planning Masonic temple attack

A Milwaukee man wanted to storm a Masonic temple with a machine gun and kill at least 30 people in an attack he hoped would show “nobody can play with Muslims” and spark more mass shootings in the United States, federal agents said Tuesday after the man’s arrest. MORE

Why the Pope just asked protestants for forgiveness

pope-francisPope Francis asked Protestants and other Christian Churches for forgiveness for past persecution by Catholics as the Vatican announced on Monday he would visit Sweden later in the year to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Speaking at an annual vespers service in St. Paul’s Basilica in Rome attended by representatives of other religions, he asked “forgiveness for the un-gospel like behaviour by Catholics towards Christians of other Churches”. He also asked Catholics to forgive those who had persecuted them. MORE

UK commits suicide: Muslims with multiple wives to get extra welfare benefits

muslim-wedding-photoPolygamy is illegal in the United Kingdom under Section 57 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861.

But the UK recognizes polygamy if the marriages were in countries where they are legal, i.e., Islamic countries. That means the UK recognizes the polygamous marriages of Muslim immigrants.

And so in 2008, the Blair government gave the go-ahead for husbands with multiple wives to claim extra welfare benefits, so long as the weddings had taken place in countries where polygamy is legal. MORE

APOSTASY – How Suppression of Truth about God led to Depravity and Supression of Truth about Marriage and Family

holyroodHere in Italy the summer has reached its height: the sun beats down on the city and on the countryside by day, and by night the elderly sit outside and watch the people passing by.

To the eyes of the Faith, by contrast, the whole of mankind is plunged in the most profound darkness, for both the Church and the World are in the throes of the gravest and most profound crisis in the history of their existence. The crisis is one of Apostasy, not so much in the formal sense of the explicit rejection of the Catholic Faith, but rather in the general sense of the falling away from God. MORE