Atlantic op-ed claims Catholic rosary has become ‘an extremist symbol

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Atlantic contributor Daniel Panneton declared that the Catholic rosary has become a “symbol” of religious radicalism.

The rosary is a string of beads or knots used by Catholics as they pray a sequence of prayers, but one writer warned they have taken on a far darker meaning in modern times. “Just as the AR-15 rifle has become a sacred object for Christian nationalists in general, the rosary has acquired a militaristic meaning for radical-traditional (or ‘rad trad’) Catholics,” Panneton claimed in the Sunday piece titled, “How the Rosary Became an Extremist Symbol.”

He added, “On this extremist fringe, rosary beads have been woven into a conspiratorial politics and absolutist gun culture. These armed radical traditionalists have taken up a spiritual notion that the rosary can be a weapon in the fight against evil and turned it into something dangerously literal.”

Panneton slammed an entire online ecosystem for disseminating imagery featuring Christian warriors both historical and modern, suggesting that “social-media pages are saturated with images of rosaries draped over firearms, warriors in prayer, Deus Vult (‘God wills it’) crusader memes, and exhortations for men to rise up and become Church Militants.”

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A nun holds a rosary. (iStock)

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He observed that rosary beads “provide an aide-mémoire for a sequence of devotional prayers, are a widely recognized symbol of Catholicism and a source of strength. And many take genuine sustenance from Catholic theology’s concept of the Church Militant and the tradition of regarding the rosary as a weapon against Satan.”

The Atlantic contributor gave a wide variety of examples of how the modern association between rosaries and fighting men has become marketable to a niche audience, noting that “radical-traditional Catholics sustain their own cottage industry of goods and services,” such as one store that “sells replicas of the rosaries issued to American soldiers during the First World War as ‘combat rosaries.'” 

Swiss Guard recruits stands at attention during the swearing-in ceremony at the Vatican on May 6, 2018.

Swiss Guard recruits stands at attention during the swearing-in ceremony at the Vatican on May 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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The Swiss Guard, who have been protecting the Vatican in their iconic 16th-century armor and uniforms for centuries, were also addressed, as Panneton recounted: “In 2016, the pontifical Swiss Guard accepted a donation of combat rosaries; during a ceremony at the Vatican, their commander described the gift as ‘the most powerful weapon that exists on the market.'”

He also called out a member of the clergy, stating that “Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix issued an apostolic exhortation calling for a renewal of traditional conceptions of Catholic masculinity titled ‘Into the Breach,’ which led the Knights of Columbus, an influential fraternal order, to produce a video series promoting Olmsted’s ideas.”

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Maria Peña holds a rosary and sign out outside a building housing an abortion provider in Dallas, Texas, on Oct. 7, 2021.

Maria Peña holds a rosary and sign out outside a building housing an abortion provider in Dallas, Texas, on Oct. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Warning that Catholics are a “growing contingent of Christian nationalism,” Panneton commented that “Catholic imagery now blends freely with staple alt-right memes that romanticize ancient Rome or idealize the traditional patriarchal family.” He also commented that as the divide between American Catholics and Protestants has waned, they have become “cemented in common causes such as hostility toward abortion-rights advocates.”

Alexander Hall is an associate editor for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to Alexander.hall@fox.com.

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Pope Francis slams ‘selfish’ couples who have pets instead of kids

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Fur babies do not have his blessing.

Pope Francis, 85, had some choice words for the childless at the Vatican on Wednesday. In remarks to a general audience, the Catholic Church head called out couples who have chosen not to have children and opted to have pets instead.

“Today we see a form of selfishness,” the pope said, according to Fox News. “We see that some people do not want to have a child. Sometimes they have one, and that’s it, but they have … dogs and cats that take the place of children.” 

He suggested that couples who can’t bear children should look into adoption — the cost of which can tally up to $70,000, according to Child Welfare Information Gateway.

“How many children in the world are waiting for someone to take care of them,” the pope went on. Pope Francis gave a speech about parenthood on Jan. 5 at the Vatican.Getty Images

“It is a risk, yes: Having a child is always a risk, either naturally or by adoption,” the Argentina-born leader said. “But it is riskier not to have them. It is riskier to deny fatherhood, or to deny motherhood, be it real or spiritual.”

The pope made the controversial remarks while speaking about Joseph, the biblical “foster father” of Jesus. He said Joseph’s role was the prime example of one of the “highest forms of love” that someone can receive. “Today we see a form of selfishness,” the pope said. “We see that some people do not want to have a child.”

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He went on to suggest that there might be something wrong with people who have chosen not to have children.

“A man or woman who do not develop the sense of fatherhood or motherhood, they are lacking something, something fundamental, something important.”

The pope’s controversial comments come at a time of a steep decline in population in the West. According to UPI, the United States saw a 7% decline in its childbirth rate in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The crude birth rate in Italy dropped by 9% last year and Spain saw an 8% decline. Crude birth rate refers to the number of births that occur during the year.

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While Pope Francis doesn’t have any dogs or cats at his Vatican home, his predecessor, Benedict XVI, housed felines as pets. The pope chastised couples who opt to house cats and dogs rather than children in his speech. Getty Images

Francis appears to be thinking a lot about parenthood so far in 2022. In his earlier New Year’s Day sermon, he called for an end to violence against women for the sake of motherhood.

“How much violence is directed against women! Enough! To hurt a woman is to insult God, who from a woman took on our humanity, not through an angel, not directly, but through a woman,” the pope said earlier this week.

“And since mothers bestow life, and women keep the world (together), let us all make greater efforts to promote mothers and to protect women,” he said.

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​POWERFUL: The Lord’s Prayer as Rewritten by a 15-Year-Old in Minnesota for Their New School Prayer

As you all know, the Biblical Lord’s Prayer in not allowed in most United States Public Schools anymore.

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Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd

If scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now

Our hair can be purple, orange or green,​
That’s no offense; it’s a freedom scene.
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice

For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all.
In silence alone we must meditate,
God’s name is prohibited by the State.

We’re allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks.
They’ve outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.

We can elect a ‘pregnant’ Senior Queen,
And the ‘unwed daddy,’ our Senior King.
It’s ‘inappropriate’ to teach right from wrong.
We’re taught that such ‘judgements’ do not belong.

We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd. ​

​It’s scary here I must confess,
When chaos reigns the school’s a mess.
So Lord this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot; My soul please take!

Please pray for our country, our leaders, and our children’s schools.  May God Bless and help us all.

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Prepare Accordingly America!

SATANIC MARCHES PLANNED IN U.S. CITIES THIS WEEKEND | Intercessors for America

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Lord, thank you that we are aware of these plans in advance so that we can counter the counterfeit with truth–Your truth, Jesus. His work on the cross is complete!

A Luciferian March for a One World Government will be held in at least 22 U.S. cities on June 21 during a solar eclipse. More cities are being added as they attempt to make this a nationwide and worldwide movement of appealing to Satan for empowering the One World Government.  A worldwide livestream of the Stonehenge satanic ceremonies is also planned for the first time ever.

Summer solstice is a high holiday for Luciferians, as many of their rituals are related to the lunar and solar cycles. This year’s summer solstice also coincides with a “Ring of Fire” solar eclipse event where the moon will cover the sun and create the appearance of a ring of fire.

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The marches are intended to create chaos and it has been speculated by some that demonstrators may even try to erect satanic monuments at existing sites where Confederate and other allegedly racist statues have been torn down. How shocking that we are in a state that Luciferians would be so open and bold to march in public. Prayer is needed to put a covering on the parts of our nation where boots will be on the ground.

Let us act in the opposite spirit of the chaos, darkness, and oppression that this march seeks to bring. We bind those powers that come in order to carry out this assignment. Intercessors, rise up in worship, prayer, fasting and even marching in the streets to proclaim the good news of Christ.

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These are the listed sites hosting Luciferian marches at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 21st. Others will be named as we hear. Reportedly there are 22 cities in all. 

Raleigh, North Carolina
North Carolina State Capitol

Jacksonville, Florida
Jacksonville City Hall

Cincinnati, Ohio
Platt Park

New York City
Zuccotti Park

Niagra Falls, Buffalo, New York
Niagra Falls International Rainbow Bridge

Jerusalem, Israel
The Wailing Wall

Salem, Oregon
Oregon State Capitol

Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles City Hall

Madison, Wisconsin
Wisconsin State Capitol

Buffalo, New York
Buffalo City Hall

Albany, NY
New York State Capitol

Phoenix, Arizona
Arizona State Capitol

Toronto, Ontario
Toronto City Hall

Washington, DC
The White House

Syracuse, NY
James M. Hanley Federal Building

Anchorage, Alaska
Anchorage Towne Square

Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas City Hall

Reno, Nevada
Reno City Hall

Goodale Park
Columbus, Ohio

Rochester, New York
Rochester City Hall

Lincoln, Nebraska
Nebraska State Capitol

Boston, Massachusetts
Massachusetts State House

As lawlessness and chaos continue to manifest throughout the US and now in multiple places worldwide, believers need to rise up and pray and take stand against this onslaught of the enemy.  We are reminded by the LORD that “our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (Eph 6:12.)  The enemy is lashing out in rage and anger; reacting to the movement of the Holy Spirit.  The waves of evil have been widespread and very violent bringing the appearance that the enemy is in control as he attempts to take control of the world.  But we know  Jesus has won the victory.  We know that He has conquered death and hell.  We also know that He will return and establish His throne here on earth.  Could it be that we are being invited into a great move of God? As in a massive tsunami of the work of the Holy Spirit?   At times it feels as if we are in the midst of a storm of evil, but let us not forget that we are in the boat with Jesus in whom our faith rests.

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Prayer point suggestions:

  • Praise and thank the LORD that He has been exposing the enemy’s schemes by showing us this in advance so that we can pray for our nation.
  • Ask the LORD to shed His light of truth exposing what the enemy is attempting to do through this march. Open our eyes to see the counterfeits around us!
  • Ask the LORD to awaken the Church to stand up against this flagrant act of the enemy.
  • Stand firm in the LORD against the wiles of the enemy; standing firm on the LORDSHIP of Jesus as the King.
  • Ask Jesus to pierce the cloaking of the satanic rituals surrounding these marches and curses of witches exposing those through whom the enemy is using to stir up the demonic spirit realm.
  • Ask Jesus to confuse the enemy’s schemes bringing confusion in the camp of the enemy.
  • In Jesus’ name cut off and cancel the assignments of the enemy against our nation and the President.
  • Ask the LORD to anoint our leaders with Godly wisdom and discernment and to surround our President with those who are surrendered to the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Declare the whole and complete work of redemption that Christ had on the cross, and that all other plans are counterfeit.

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Michigan priest goes viral for using squirt gun to offer ‘social distance blessings’ | TheHill

May 17, 2020 – 06:32 PM EDT

Michigan priest goes viral for using squirt gun to offer 'social distance blessings'
Larry A. Peplin

By Aris Folley

A priest from Michigan is garnering widespread attention online this week for a unique way he incorporated social distancing guidelines into his services at his parish during Holy Week last month.

In the photos, which were first shared by the St. Ambrose Parish in Grosse Pointe Park last month and have gone viral on Twitter in recent days, the priest, Father Tim Pelc, could be seen donning gloves, a mask and a squirt gun containing holy water.

The church wrote in the April 12 post: “Adapting to the need for social distancing, St. Ambrose continued it’s tradition of Blessing of Easter Food Baskets, drive-thru style. Yes, that’s Fr. Tim using a squirt gun full of Holy Water!” 

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In an interview with Today published on Sunday, Pelc said he came up with the idea and decided to go through with it after checking first with a doctor to make sure it was in line with social guidelines advised by health experts and government officials to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“You can’t double dip into the holy water container,” he told the outlet. “I thought, what could I do that would keep the quarantine restrictions going and give kids the experience of Easter?”

“We didn’t have a lot of notice on it. At noon, the Saturday before Easter, I went out there and there was a line of cars waiting,” Pelc added. 

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The church’s initial post detailing the effort by Pelc has racked up several hundred shares and likes over the past few weeks. However, a tweet talking about Pelc’s “social distance blessings” has garnered over half a million likes and more than 125,000 retweets in just two days. The photos also picked up traction in a viral photoshop battle on Reddit not long after.https://d-6252475892314059361.ampproject.net/2005151837000/frame.html

Larry A. Peplin, the photographer who captured the photos, told The Hill on Sunday that he has been working as commercial photographer in the Detroit-area for decades and said he has “never seen anything like this happen to any of my photos.”

“Having covered many thousands of imaging assignments including six presidents and now nearing retirement, this is stunning,” he continued. “I’m quite aware that these things happen, and memes get created then passed around the world, but why did it take five weeks for it to take off?”

“I understand now why it’s called ‘going viral,’ and yes, I’m taking that verbal cue from COVID-19,” he added.

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Petition:Netflix Series Promotes the Devil –Return to Order

A Special Campaign of the American TFP Return to Order Logo Netflix has resurrected a series titled Lucifer which centers around the devil as a “likeable” character and victim of an “overbearing” God. According to reports about the film: “Lucifer Morningstar” (the devil) is portrayed as “charming, charismatic and devilishly handsome”; Lucifer is described as “the son of God”; One female character is described as being the “ex-wife of Lucifer’s dad” (i.e., the ex-wife of God); In the show, Lucifer refers to God thus: “Hey, he’s my father, not yours. I can say whatever I want about the guy. I quit Hell because I was sick and tired of playing a part in Dad’s plan. I believe in free will, not the tyranny of all his predestination hoo-ha”; Lucifer continues: “Do you think I’m the devil because I’m inherently evil or simply because dear ol’ Dad decided I was?”; Clips show plenty of gyrating, scantily clad dancers, sexual innuendos, glorify a party lifestyle; Lucifer is portrayed as a fun loving young man while God and his angels are seen as apathetic and arbitrary. (Sources: ChristianNews.net; TV-Calling.com) This is a disfigurement of God’s order and reverses the roles of good and evil that God condemned: “Woe to you that call evil good, and good evil: that put darkness for light, and light for darkness…” (Isaias, 5:20) Please sign our petition, urging Netflix to cancel this blasphemous series. Sign your petition now! Name* Email* Petition Text To: Netflix, I am appalled that you have resurrected the show ‘Lucifer,’ which portrays Satan as an innocent and likable character, and makes the Laws of God appear arbitrary. This is a dangerous blasphemy that inverts the roles of good and evil and a serious offense to Christians worldwide. I urge you to cancel this series. Stop promoting the devil! Sincerely, Keep me updated via-email on this petition and related issues. 60,984 Signatures Old Goal: 20,000 , 30,000New Signature Goal: 50,000 © 2020 Return to Order.

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This Church Is Boiling Animals Alive to Raise Money

On November 12th St.Thomas Episcopal Church in Huntsville Alabama, plans  to hold its annual lobsterfest event, in which hundreds of lobsters will be boiled alive.

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MY RED KACHINA : Upper Jet Stream is Fragmenting – TIME TO START PREPARING NOW

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The evidence in this video alone is proof of this system in my view. First, we look at jet streams, second – 3 (three) corraborating images and time lapses that show a planetary object, and tons of other photos. TIME TO START PREPARING NOW!!!!

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Shame Hateful Pastor Who Applauded Orlando Terrorist Attack

 

 

  1. In the wake of the horrific shooting in Orlando, a pastor delivered a sermon in which he applauded the deaths of the victims and expressed regret that more didn’t die. Shame on this hateful, homophobic man.

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Denmark: Does The Right Thing and Bans Religious No Stun Slaughter. Danish Minister says ‘animal rights come before religion’.

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Denmark bans kosher and halal slaughter as minister says ‘animal rights come before religion’

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SAV Comment – well done Denmark; a government with guts; instead of being afraid to do things because of the old ‘religious rights’ talk.  If only the UK government were so brave – but then we do have Cameron leading the ‘be quieters’ !!

The UK is a Christian country.  The UK stuns animals before slaughter.  It should be undertaken for ALL animals slaughtered in the UK with no religious exemptions.  Stunning is the UK way; so if living in the UK, abide UK law and stun all animals before slaughter !!

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Obama Signs New Executive Order Restricting Religious Freedom

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It’s gone relatively unreported, but on Monday, President Obama signed yet another executive order- this time targeting the religious rights of Americans.
The new executive edict issued by Obama prohibits federal contractors from discriminating against homosexuals and those who identify as a different gender than that which they were assigned at birth.
The move is sure to delight many on the left and even some on the right; however, the executive order is sure to rile those who value the Constitution’s separation of powers as the president is supposed to serve as a law enforcer, not a lawmaker.
President Obama signed the executive order, bypassing Congress entirely, against the wishes of many religious institutions that argued that the order ought to maintain an exemption for religious institutions who have charged that the executive order could compel them to violate their religious tenets.
Obama hailed the executive order on Monday, saying,

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Nepal: Religion ? – ‘Gadhimai’ Festival This November. 250,000 Animals Could Be Mass Slaughtered In the Name of Religion. Take Action Now.

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‘Gadhimai’ Festival

Tens of thousands of buffalo were corralled into a gigantic pen.

Then, 200 slaughtermen wielding swords were let loose into the enclosure. The buffalo were beheaded, one by one. It’s no easy task to behead a buffalo – and for many it took more than one attempt.

These are the reports that came out of the ‘Gadhimai’ Festival in Nepal in 2009, where an estimated quarter of a million farm animals were inhumanely slaughtered as part of the sacrifice festival.

‘Gadhimai’, as the festival is known, is set to take place again this Nov.

‘Gadhimai’ takes place every 5 years in the Bara District of Nepal, south of Kathmandu. For 250 years the festival has continued relatively unchallenged, but as news of the inhumane slaughter has spread internationally, animal welfare advocates have spoken out against it.

The Nepalese Government provides significant funding, which makes this festival possible on…

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Dog Meat and the Catholic Church of South Korea

There is a newly awakened fervor about the Catholic Church in South Korea. In February, the Archbishop Andrew Yeom Soo-jung of Seoul had the high honor of..

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Pig Fight Over – What Can We Do Now?

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Quote of the Day: Animal Cruelty Apparently Increases Popularity of Church #WisconsinShame

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“This has been our tradition for 44 years. This is our big draw for our parish picnic. If we don’t have the pig rassle down here, we don’t hardly see any people come to our church,” said Bruce Learman, pig rassle co-chair.

Original photo without captions by Tom McPhee, taken at the pig rassle, August 10, 2014.

Over the weekend, St. Patrick’s Parish in Wisconsin hosted it’s 44th annual “pig rassle,” in which participants — young and old — “rassled” pigs in mud and barrels. Almost 40 pigs were forced to participate, and over 60,000 people signed the petition against the event. A group of protesters were there to document the event and to bear witness to the cruelty. In a day or two, I’ll be posting the observations and experiences of the protesters who attended.

Regarding the above quote, I have some thoughts. Justifying that animal cruelty…

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Animals feel the pain of religious slaughter – science-in-society – 13 October 2009 – New Scientist

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