Caught Selling Baby Parts Planned Parenthood Doubles Down on the Lie [VIDEO]

Cecille Richards - President of Planned Parenthood By. Fr. Johannes L. Jacobse If a man is merely a biological machine, his sole value is determined by where he fits into the larger machine. He becomes a commodity, a thing to be used in ways that bring gain to other people. We call this a utilitarian world view. Planned Parenthood 'aborts' (kills) unborn babies and sells their parts. … [Read more...]

St. Theophan the Recluse: Progressive Ravings and the Theoretical Mindset

St. Theophan the Recluse The more I love humanity in general the less I love man in particular...The more I hate men individually the more I love humanity. -Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov Source: John Simmons From "The Spiritual Life" Chapters 16 and 17. By St. Theophan the Recluse What has happened to you? What kinds of questions are these? "I do not know … [Read more...]

We Wish You an Ascetic Christmas! Understanding the Ascetic Struggle in Orthodoxy

  For Orthodox Christians Christmas is a problem. Western culture celebrates the Holy Days (what is left of them anyway) with parties leading up to that day. Orthodoxy sees the days leading up to the Holy Day as a period of ascetic struggle -- an inward reorientation towards greater prayer, fasting, and caring for the poor. To accomplish this our lives need structure. We conform our … [Read more...]

The Revolutionary Mentality is the Confusion of our Time

By Fabio L. Leite The ideas of the Brazilian philosopher Olavo de Carvalho provide important tools not only to analyze, but to criticize and resist the destructive current cultural currents of our time. Many of these currents spring from the ideologies that oppressed our brothers and sisters in Europe. THE THREE INVERSIONS Three "inversions" characterize the revolutionary mentality … [Read more...]

Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese Responds to Refugee Crisis

Statement from the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America on the Reception of Refugees in the United States in Light of Recent Terrorist Actions around the World Since the tragic terrorist actions in Paris, Beirut, Mali and elsewhere in the past two weeks, there have been polarized reactions to the reception of refugees, mainly of Syrian nationality, worldwide: an … [Read more...]

Trifkovic – Immigrant Invasion: Der Untergang Des Abendlandes

Source: Chronicles of Culture By:Srdja Trifkovic | November 13, 2015 Over 8,000 migrants entered Serbia on November 11 on their way from the Middle East to Western Europe. The item went unreported by the major media because it was not newsworthy. Daily totals may vary, not much, as the Great Invasion of 2015 continues unabated. Millions are on the move, with unknown further multitudes … [Read more...]

The Unexamined Assumptions of the Skeptic: Alison Gopnik’s Trade of Hard Atheism for Soft Atheism

The following responds to the recent Atlantic Monthly article How an 18th-Century Philosopher Helped Solve My Midlife Crisis: David Hume, the Buddha, and a search for the Eastern roots of the Western Enlightenment by Alison Gopnik who suffered a deep crisis of purpose and meaning and reached out to the writings of philospher David Hume for help. After considerable searching she writes, "I had … [Read more...]

Met. Joseph: Archpastoral Directive On So-Called Same-Sex Marriage

Source: Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of America Excerpt: Based...upon natural creation, even as our Lord Jesus Christ did as reported in the holy Gospels...the Church recognizes the word, “marriage,” as designating only one datum: the fleshly union of one man and one woman, “just as Adam and Eve in the beginning of the world” (ancient betrothal, Service of Matrimony) in an exclusive way, … [Read more...]

We Are Witnessing the Wholesale Uprooting of Christianity in the Land of its Birth

On 19-20 October 2015, the largest conference on the situation of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East took place in Athens. Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk delivered his presentation on the first day of the forum. Its text is given below. Source: Pravmir Speech given by Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) Your Holiness, Your Beatitudes, Your Eminences and … [Read more...]

Information Enigma — How Information, not Physical and Chemical Processes, Explain the Development of Life [VIDEO]

Information drives the development of life. But what is the source of that information? Could it have been produced by an unguided Darwinian process? Or did it require intelligent design? The Information Enigma is a fascinating 21-minute documentary that probes the mystery of biological information, the challenge it poses to orthodox Darwinian theory, and the reason it points to intelligent … [Read more...]

Russia Fights for Christianity in Syria, the US Fights Against It

Source: Russia Insider This article originally appeared at Frontpage Magazine By Raymond Ibrahim The Orthodox Christian Church, which is reclaiming its traditional role in post-Soviet Russia, has just described its government’s fight against the Islamic State and other jihadi groups in Syria as a “holy war.” According to Vsevolod Chaplin, head of the Church’s … [Read more...]

Why Our Medical Elite Support Planned Parenthood

Source: Ancient Faith Radio By Wesley J. Smith It’s not only fetuses and babies that are viewed broadly in bioethics as “killable” and perhaps even “harvestable.” There is increasing advocacy, although it is important to emphasize that this is not yet happening, for killing those with profound cognitive impairments for their organs. I could adduce many samples of this advocacy, but space … [Read more...]

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