Weekend Roundup – News & Views – 5/27/17

People are infatuated with celebrity and Christians aren’t always immune. I know of a Christian blogger who regularly posts about celebrities who (may have) accepted Christ. Trail-blazing, gender-bender rock star, David Bowie, made a few impersonal references to God before he died and he’s celebrated as a believer? C’mon! I certainly hope Steve McQueen accepted Jesus. That would be great. But McQueen put his pants on one leg at a time just like everybody else. And I definitely wouldn’t be one to make a huge deal out of Billy Graham’s Bible.

“It is astonishing that a (political) party that celebrates family values at every turn has a president who is on his third wife and who has bragged about his extramarital affairs and who is appointing an ambassador to the Vatican who had a six-year affair with her future husband while he was still married to his second wife. That is not a rumor: Mrs. Gingrich testified to that fact under oath during her husband’s divorce proceedings.” – from the above article.

Mrs. Gingrich should feel right at home inside the infamous Vatican. How does the saying go, “If only these walls could talk”?

The grammar school nuns used to tell us about Padre Pio’s stigmata wounds. So, were the wounds self-inflicted or were they of demonic origin?

We’re pretty much through the “bow wave” of the pedophile priest abuse and cover-up scandal here in the U.S., but it’s currently front-page news in Guam and Australia. I believe this grevous scandal is one of the Lord’s marks upon the Catholic church.

Franklin Graham is one of the last of the Conservative-Right Christian leaders in the mold of Falwell, Dobson, and Robertson. Young Americans generally don’t go for mixing religion with politics like some of their parents did. Graham is also an ecumenist like his father and appears regularly on TBN.

Traditionalist Catholics took this bishop to task for lifting the Lent meat abstention rule for St. Patty’s Day. It’s funny to me that Catholics in general take this no-meat-on-Lenten-Fridays rule so seriously but thumb their noses at so many of the church’s other man-made obligatory rules.

Protestants had good reasons in 1960 for fearing a Catholic in the White House. The Catholic church was still in militant mode at that time and routinely suppressed non-Catholics in European and Latin American countries where they held a majority. But Protestants certainly had nothing to fear from randy Jack. Religion was the LAST thing on his mind.

The Catholic diocese of Orange County must be doing pretty well to sink $72 million into the renovation of ecumenical apostate Schuller’s former showplace. Catholic parishes over here in the Rust Belt are either merging or closing.

Catholics’ and Judas Protestants’ ecumenical views on Martin Luther are always interesting to read. Luther would “roll over in his grave” at the current compromise and betrayal of the Gospel if he were there, but I assume the man the Holy Spirit used to help return the church to Romans 1:17, “the righteous will live by faith,” is largely preoccupied with praising the Lord these days.

Hey, hey, hey! I usually get a chuckle out of the satirical articles in the Babylon Bee but this one hit too close to home!

I’m trying to limit these weekend updates to ten links but I’m making an exception this time with this late addition. Friends of this blog know I truly appreciate John MacArthur (pictured, sort of) and his ministry but these lampoons really had me chuckling. Oy! So funny! If you’re familiar with Johnny Mac, you’ll appreciate these. Absolutely no disrespect intended.

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