Jesuits have been closely watching a new noticeable trend throughout China--the Roman Catholic Church is losing ground in winning converts and keeping members due to evangelism of evangelicals. It's happening for several reasons. One of the main problems the Chinese have with the RCC is its hierarchy. Dealing with the RCC where power is centralized… Continue reading Chinese shun Catholicism for “Protestantism”
After a leading Catholic and a leading Presbyterian (with the Vatican's blessing) wrote a scathing article to criticize conservative American Catholics for backing President Trump, Trump's evangelical team of advisors want to meet with the Pope to make peace with him. The article, which grabbed headlines, basically held the socialist globalist stance that the evangelicals… Continue reading Trump evangelical advisors seek to appease Pope Francis
In the three-minute YouTube video below the Pope reveals some key false doctrines promoted by the Roman Catholic Church. In his address on Friday to implement the Roman Catholic "sainthood" of two children who in the early 20th century saw a vision of "Mary" as "Our Lady of Fatima," the Pope speaks these words: "Pilgrims… Continue reading Fatima folly: the Pope encourages Mary worship
As the Catholic Church (RCC) continues to grow around the world, there are regions where it has faced some challenges due in part to corruption within the church, especially when it comes to sexual assaults of children that are then covered up. One of the main areas where it has slightly slipped in numbers and influence is… Continue reading Marketing with Mariolatry: are weeping Marys increasing?
Saint Patrick's Day is upon us once again as yet another holiday promoting Catholicism, pagan superstitions, and drunkenness. The real Patrick, a saint from the British isles who sparked a gospel revival in Ireland, would be appalled to see how his name is misused in the festivities bearing his name today. As a reminder, here… Continue reading Six years a slave: who St. Patrick really was
In a private morning mass held in his residence on February 23, Pope Francis added to his long list of controversial statements. Expressing regret for all the hypocrisy that takes place in the Roman Catholic Church, the Pope drew the conclusion that people who call themselves Catholic--boasting about their involvement in Catholic associations, regular mass… Continue reading Better to be an atheist than a Catholic hypocrite, says Pope Francis
Opus Dei, the Roman Catholic secret society that publicly touts itself as a Catholic service organization, may be about to undergo some changes as Pope Francis I today expressed his condolences to its members over the death yesterday of 84-yr-old Bishop Javier Echevarria who led them. Echevarria headed the organization for approximately 20 years. Much has… Continue reading A new day for Opus Dei?
In the Americas and Caribbean Region, interest in the occultic religion Santería seems to be intensifying. According to an article in the online magazine Vibe, Cuba is seeing heavy profits from the religion's popularity (especially in Latin American/Caribbean communities). What is Santería? Santería is an eclectic mix of African voodoo, indigenous Caribbean paganism, and Roman Catholicism. It… Continue reading Occultic religion santería boosts Cuba’s economy
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's recent statement of agreement with the Roman Catholic Church stressed, in their opinion, how vital it is to focus on unity and the common ground both bodies share instead of a preoccupation with doctrinal differences that they are slowly and quietly working on. Their ecumenical decision begs the question: which… Continue reading ELCA’s agreement with the RCC: is unity or doctrine more important?
When you're short on Marian apparitions, apparently weeping "Virgin Mary" statues will do to draw in the masses to the Mass. Lying signs and wonders are a hallmark of the last days (Mat. 24:24), and weeping "Blessed Virgin" statues are one example among many. Yet devout Catholic Maria Cardenas of Fresno, California, is excited that… Continue reading Virgin Mary, don’t you weep: a Mary statue in California sheds “tears”