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Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Indeed Roman Catholicism is a SKULL and BONES society that has nothing to do with the Lord Jesus Christ and his Kingdom. Flee this satanic society now!!! Flee pagan Christianity now. You must be born again now…



103 reports exposing “holy” skulls and corpses

   http://ivarfjeld.com/2015/12/30/the-whore-of-babylon-display-her-skulls/

Watch 103 examples of worship of skulls, corpses and body parts in Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches all over the World.
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A Roman Catholic bishop worship the coprse of Saint Ubaldo.
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1. Bowing before the Catholic skulls of Chrysanthus and Daria
2. Jesuits made Vietnamese bow and kiss a skull
3. Worshiping the corpse of Santa Lucia
4. Parading “holy skull” in Spanish Galicia
5. Pope Benedict kneel and pray to skull
6. Armenian skull returned to Church in Naples
7. Parading a Catholic skull in Bari in Italy
8. Parading the skull of the grandmother of Jesus
9. The Italians worship skull of Luke
10. The skull and bones of a dressed-up Pope
11.The Holy Catholic skull of Austria
12. Honor false “holy skull” of Pope Lucius
13. Pope blessed skulls in Mexico
14. The two Catholic corpses of Kentucky, USA
15. The Catholic corpse of Sevilla
16. 6.000 Roman Catholics bow before a piece of flesh
17. Pope prayed to the cut out heart of Padre Pio
18. Catholics dress a corpse for the feast
19. The Bishops of Dagon display skulls
20. Four versions: Skulls of John Chrysostom
21. Skull of “blessed Gerard” kept by Order of Malta
22. Drama around skull and bones of Thomas Aquinas
23. Roman Catholic nuns fought and got half of saints boiled skull
24. Headless Mary Magdalene hailed in Catholic Church in France
25.The skull of Catholic “Santa” has a boken nose
26. The claimed skull of John the Baptist
27. Rome returned stolen skull of St. Irene
28. Roman Catholics parade a boneless skull in France
29. Pulling water through skull for healing
30. Touching the skull of Catholic Martin
31. Baltimore skull and bones to become “saint”
32. “Saint” Aloysius got his skull on display in Italy
33. The Holy skull of Adalbert
34. Priests rejoice over skull
35. Catholics in Bolivia celebrate “Day of the skulls”
36. Pope calls Catholics to venerate 1600 year old skull
37.  Holy Catholic skulls watch over Madonna and child
38. Santa Eufemia with flowers on her skull
39.The skull and bone “monastery” in Sinai desert
40. Orthodox Greeks worship skulls and bones in the Holy Land
41. Parading the “holy” skull on Czech statehood day
42. The Bishop of Macau got his skull cut off
43. Skull of controversial priest kept inside altar in Hungary
44. Skull of Timothy to travel from Italy to Russia
45. Skull of claimed Italian saint auctioned for 5000 USD
46. Catholic priests worship corpse of Saint Ubaldo
47. Exhumed “saint” honored with Catholic mass
48. Parading the corpse of Saint Dionysios
49. Parading their “holy corpse” in Greece
50.  The “holy” head of Corfu
51. Corpse of saint Valentine kept inside altar in Missouri US
52. The adorable corpse of Goa
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The Pope kiss the “holy” blood, released by the presence of a skull.
53. Skull release blood of saint for Pope
54. The skull of Saint Ignatius
55. Skull of “holy” Pacificus
56. The skull of saint John Cassian
57. Skull of “Holy” Rose of Lima
58. Church in Milan with skulls and headless Chris
59. Worshipping the corpse of the Bishop of Milan
60. Italian Catholic corpse taken for a stroll
The list conitues after a brief comment:
It is not by the words a man speak, you can identify a follower of Jesus. But by his following, his fruits.
Matthew 7: 15-20:
Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognise them. Do people pick grapes from thorn-bushes, or figs from thistles?  Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.  Thus, by their fruit you will recognise them.
The book of Revelation warns us about a spiritual whore who will face stern judgment, and command all followers of Jesus the Messiah to come out of her.
 Revelation 18:4
Then I heard another voice from heaven say: ‘“Come out of her, my people,” so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues.
If  you love your Christian congregation or fellowship: Please warn our pastors and leaders of the conseequences of accepting this whore as a part of our family of believers in the Messiah.  Do not participate in the evils of these death cults who defame God of the Bible in the name of “Christ”.
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The claim that worship of skulls is a third world phenomena , is one of Satans many deceptive messages. Rome is the center.
61. Saint Theodors disputed skull and bones
62. Catholics in Ireland worship a “holy head”
63, The “holy” skull of Saint Yves
64: Roman Catholics pray in front of a “holy bone”
65: Catholics and Lutherans fight over bones of saint
66. Pope devoted to bones and 1600 years old woman
67. Shinbone of “Mary Magdalene” toured the US
68. Taking the leg bone of Oliver out for a stroll
69. The Pope tried to avert Iraq war with bones of Therese
70. “Holy” shinbone of Saint Mary Magdalene
71. The “holy sternum bone” of Francis Seelos
72. Kissing the remains and bones of Bartholomew I
73. The Pope keeps bones of “The holy Grandmother of god”
74. Tough Minister lady denies the Pope two bones of Danish king
75. US: Catholics worship a tooth and call for miracles
76.UK venerates 750 years old Catholic tongue
77.Dressing corpses for their Christ
78.Corpse of bishop with red gloves
79 Catholic skull got blue eyes and dental treatment
80. Pope offers incense to claimed bones of Peter
81. Rome pray to corpse of “Saint Zita”
82. Pope prays in front of skeleton dressed up as a nun
83. Venerable “Holy jaw” and teeth of Saint Anthony
84. The Catholic saint for all with toothache
85. Pope: Escape Purgatory by prayer in front of corpse of Bosco.
86. Catholics in Poland parade a “holy finger”
87. Holy tooth and two fingers of Galileo
88. Catholics adore skeleton and “feast of its tongue”
89. The roof came down on Church with corpse of Pope Celestine V
90. Parading a “holy arm” in FranceDeath0
91. They worship skulls and the spirit of death.
92. Catholics wants to develop skull tourism.
93. Catholics in Sicily offer money to skullPope110
94. Pope pray to skull of apostle Andrew
95. Worshiping skull of Peter the inquisitor
96.Catholic cult in Naples honored skull of Lucia
97. 1200 skulls in the Bone House of Hallstatt in Austria
98. Saint from Malta kept both mummified and in wax
99. Rotten man and child in chains in “Holy chapel”
100: Pope presents quartered “saint” as model for Church
101: The heartless Catholic treatment of “St. Clair”
102: Chapel with 24.000 skulls and skeletons
103:4.000 skeletons in crypt in Roman Catholic Church in Rome
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Catholics adore the skull of “holy Helena”

http://ivarfjeld.com/2016/03/04/catholic-adore-the-skull-of-holy-helena/

The skull of “holy Helena” the mother of Emperor Constantine, can be adored in the Cathedral of Trier in Germany.


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The skull of the “Holy Helena” is placed inside a box, under the bust of the “saint”.
Flavia Julia Elena (Latin: Flavia Iulia Helena; Helenopolis, about 248 – Trier, 329) was august Roman Empire, concubine (or maybe wife) Emperor Constantius and mother of Emperor Constantine I. Catholics venerate as St. Helena Empress.
She is revered as a saint by the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox, the Roman Catholic, and the Anglican as well as commemorated by the Lutheran Church.
Source: Wikipedia
My comment:
The mother of Emperor of Constantine, started the Roman Catholic cult of “holy relics”. She travelled to Jerusalem around 326 A.D, and claimed she found pieces of the cross, used to crucify the Messiah.
The Bishop of Rome was instructed to declare the found items of Helena, “holy items”. And the first Roman Catholics ordered to adore, venerate and worship these objects.
Over the year, the sales of relicts become a multi million fundraiser for the Roman Catholic Church. Items sold as pieces of the “Holy cross’ amounts to a small forest in Germany.
The Pope has never renounced the cult of relics. He continues to brand him self as the “Holy father”. A claim that makes him the mother of all religious frauds.
If you wants to escape judgment, you need to renounced this copy-cat religious movement. Who pretend to be Christian, but in all possible ways mock and defame the true Messianic faith.
May Jesus the Messiah have mercy on all deceived souls.
Written by Ivar




The Catholic skull in Champagne

http://ivarfjeld.com/2016/03/14/the-catholic-skull-in-champagne/

The skull of saint Mammès is worshiped in Roman Catholic masses in the city of Langres in Champagne in France.


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The Roman Catholic priest conduct a mass, with the bust with the skull next to the altar.
The skull of Saint Mamas – relic that was brought from Constantinople after the 4th crusade.
St. Mammès Cathedral is a cathedral Roman Catholic located in Langres , in the Champagne department of Haute-Marne , in France . It was built between 1150 and 1196 in the center of canonical quarter. It is dedicated to St. Mamas , martyr of Cappadocia in the third century.
Some historians date his birth in the year 259 and his martyrdom took place in 275 . So he was martyred at the age of sixteen.
A bust reliquary containing the skull of the saint, and kept in the Treasure room of St. Mammès Cathedral.
Source: Wikipedia
My comment:
First some more photos:


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The bust of saint Mammes has a cap behind, where the skull has been fit in.
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The skull of saint Mammes is kept inside the bust.
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The order brothers carry the skull on thier shoulders, followed by the local bishop.
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The skull is fasten with iron nails, so it do not fall out of the bust, if the golden head falls down.
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The skull is hidden from the public. Why not take it out to be properly adored?



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The skull is worshipped, as on of the brothers holds up what appears to be a Bibel.
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What is presented in white as Christianity, serves as a tool for the kingdom of darkness.
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Behind all the golden glitter: What appear to be like an angel of lights, contains the rotten remains of a human being.
When people see Roman Catholic priests and bishops carry a byst on their shoulders, it might not be only the gold or silver they are adoring. Inside many of these golden metal heads, there are skulls.
These kind of rituals, surely proves that the Vatican priesthood is a skull and bone society, defaming the Messiah in the most filthy way. Since they claim to k now “Christ”.
Matthew 8:22
But Jesus told him, ‘Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.’
This cult keep 1,1 billion people in bondage to the worship of death. That is a spiritual catastrophe, But also ten of millions of secular people, and kept away from Jesus by the wicked acts of religious people. Many hold their fingers over their nose, and do not want to have anything to do with what is presented as Christianity. Even evangelicals are not willing to brand the papacy as the seat of an antichrist.  That is a shame.
Jesus the Messiah is God of the living. Not of the dead. In one of his most stern comments, he told the “dead” to go and bury their own dead. This must be one of the best examples.  When Satan appear as an angel of light, he does the maximum damage to the true body of the Messiah.
What better example can there be, that Roman Catholicism defame the true messianic faith?
Repet or perish.
Written by Ivar



Spanish Catholics use skull to bless wine

  http://ivarfjeld.com/2016/03/07/spanish-catholics-use-skull-to-bless-wine/

The skull of San Guillermo (William) is used to bless wine and water in the village of Obanos, just south of Pamplona in Spain.


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The Roman Catholic priest pull wine through a skull, to bless the wine.
This is what the local newspaper reported from his feast day, 9th of April 2015.
More than 200 residents of the village of Obanos (Navarra ) held on Thursday 9 April the feast of St. William and , as is tradition, 180 liters of wine blessed and water through the skull of the saint relic preserved in the church of San Juan Bautista .
After a Mass celebrated at noon , there was a procession with the relic, now covered in silver , on nearby streets .
Religious and popular tradition goes back more than four centuries ago and as then, the residents of this town in the valley Valdizarbe gathered around the church of San Juan Bautista to drink wine and water blessed after passing through the skull of St. William ( or San Guillén) , relic preserved in the local chapel of Arnotegui . Tradition says that blessed wine and water have healing effects and remove the headache .
Source: Spanish websites
Some more photos:


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The “Holy head” of Gulliermo is kept for adoration in the local Churhc.
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The skull of Gulliermo is kept inside the silver bust.
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A local Roman Catholic bow and kiss the skull.

    No, there is no other Rock; I know not one.’
All who make idols are nothing,
    and the things they treasure are worthless.
Those who would speak up for them are blind;
    they are ignorant, to their own shame.
10 Who shapes a god and casts an idol,
    which can profit nothing?
11 People who do that will be put to shame;
    such craftsmen are only human beings.
Let them all come together and take their stand;
    they will be brought down to terror and shame.


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The local priests take the sjull out for a stroll.
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The skull’s blessing over the wine, is a grad event in the village of Obanos.
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Also local water is pulled through the skull, to make it “holy”
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Local parishoners bow dowm amd kiss the bust, dressed for the feast.
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The local priests kiss the idol bust, which contains a skull.
This 4 minute video display the bust with the skull being paraded in public.
My comment:
Gulliermo of Obanos lived in the 17th century, and the legend says he murdered his own sister Felicia, also a “saint”. Whatever. This is a local “saint” that is not canonized by the Pope, still his “holy head” is kept for adoration in the local church of San Juan Bautista.
Gulliermo did gift his life to the “Lady of Arnotegui” (the virgin of the wine site). The main reason for why the coal parish Roman Catholic priest use his skull to bless the local wine.
It is terrible that these kind of religious rituals, are presented as true Christianity. The local “saint” of Obanos is promoted among the Roman Catholic pilgrims, on their way Santiago de Compostela.
Book
The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago: The Complete Cultural Handbook
By David M. Gitlitz, Linda Kay Davidson, Page 54.
Ephesians 5:11
Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.
The Bible do not tell us to keep quiet when we see this kind of defamation of the true Christian faith. We are supposed to expose this kinds of religious people.
May Jesus the Messiah have mercy on all decived souls. Amen.
Written by Ivar




Spaniards parade a Catholic skull in Arjona

The skull and remains of Saint Bonoso and Saint Maximiano are paraded through the streets of Arjona i Andalucia in Spain.


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Deceived souls in Spain parade a Roman Catholic skull through the streets.
San Bonoso and San Maximiano, martyrs Christians fourth century of Arjona ( Jaén ). Their feast is celebrated on August 21 .These two men are supposed to have been Martyrs in Syria in 363 A.D. Their remains are venerated in Church of Santa Maria de Arjona.
Source: Roman Catholic websites.
My comment:
First some more pictures:


Arjona. El Santuario de las Reliquias, en la Plaza de Santa Marí
This is the skull paraded through the streets of the city of Arjona in Spain.
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Local Roman Catholic turns up in huge numbers to adore the parade of the “holy skull”.
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Take a closer look at these men and their skull.
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The “holy skull” is 1.700 year old, bur did not start to perform miracles before the 17th centurty.
This is translated by Google Translate from a Spanish Catholic website:
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Saint skull


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The skull is often on the move, to different Catholic shrinrs to be adored and venerated.
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The skull is placed above the altar, but under the idol of the “queen of heaven”
This is just another example, that Roman Catholic Church is not a Christian Church. A true believer in Jesus the Messiah, will never honor rotten remains of mortal men. We worship Jesus alone, and we worship Him in spirit and in truth.
This kind of religious wickedness, is promoted by the Pope. He is the head of the cult of his saint. In their millions Roman Catholic obey the “saints”, and parade relics through the streets of Catholic neighborhoods. They bow before skull, copses and bones. And in this way they mock and defame the true faith in the Messiah.
Behold: These people do not represent the Messiah. Please open your Bible, and get connected to the truth. And the truth shall set you free. Amen.
Written by Ivar

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Thousands participate in Ecumenical fornication and Adultery in Uganda : Anglicans join Catholics to commemorate the so called way of the cross : Filipinos Engage in Annual Ritual of Whipping, Crucifying Themselves


Anglican , SDAs and Catholics commemorate Way of the cross


On the left is Archdeacon of Kazo Archdeaconry, Eria Kawooya, Bishop Luwalira of Namirembe diocese and Rev Fr. Dennis Ssebuggwawo the parish priest of St Matia Mulumba church on their way to Nakivubo for joint prayers on Good Friday. Photo/ Peter Ssaava - See more at: http://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1420490/cross#sthash.nipDChMj.dpuf

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Anglican , SDAs and Catholics commemorate Way of the cross


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Anglican , SDAs and Catholics commemorate Way of the cross


Filipinos Engage in Annual Ritual of Whipping, Crucifying Themselves


Philippines-compressedSAN PEDRO CUTUD, Philippines — Thousands in the heavily Roman Catholic country of the Philippines looked on as their neighbors engaged in self-flagellation in the streets, while others volunteered themselves to be nailed to the cross for the Good Friday holiday.

The tradition, while criticized by local Roman Catholic leaders who would prefer to see “good works” from followers rather than punishment, has reportedly been carried out for decades. And although various Filipino cities observe the practice known as “Senakulo,” Barangay San Pedro Cutud is the most known for the ritual.

According to the Associated Press, the whippings and crucifixions are carried out with “the belief that such extreme sacrifices are a way to atone for their sins, attain miracle cures for illnesses or give thanks to God.” Some walk the streets beating their bare backs bloody while others gather to watch the men who volunteer themselves to be nailed to the cross.

This year was no exception, as many flogged themselves with bamboo sticks in reenacting the suffering of Christ, and over a dozen men were crucified.
“You actually feel good, because you know some of your sins are being forgiven,” Joel Yutoc, 23, told the AFP.

Ruben Enaje, 55, has given himself to be nailed to the cross in San Pedro Cutud each year for the past 30 years. He says that he began the ritual after surviving a fall from a three-story building in the 1980’s.

“If it was up to me, I would have retired already, because I can feel the growing pain from being struck by nails and the weight of the cross,” he told reporters, “but I’m not going to refuse because if I did, I may end up in the hospital again.”

Enjae said that for nine years, he used the crucifixion to seek healing for his daughter’s asthma, and another nine for his wife, who has a lump on her jaw.
He said that this year, he was offering up prayers for those affected by the Brussels bombing and others affected by ISIS.

Ronald Lazaro, Crisaldo Macaspac, Bernardo Calosa, Ramil Lazaro, Victor Caparas and Byron Gopez were also crucified in San Pedro Cutud. “Faith healers” Michael Katigbak, JonJon Tanael and Precy Valencia were nailed to crosses in Bulacan.

“This is my personal way of thanking Him for healing me,” said Willie Van Salvador, who was crucified in Barangay San Juan. “I know you would not believe me, but God helped me recover from a nervous breakdown.”
“That’s some kind of extreme sacrifice,” onlooker Renato del Carmen, 43, told reporters.

As previously reported, in January, an estimated half a million Filipinos participated in the annual Feast of the Black Nazarene procession, seeking to touch a wooding carving of Jesus carrying the cross out of their belief that it possesses healing powers. The event takes place every January 9th in Manila.

Those who observe the occasion, which includes men, women and children alike, usually walk the streets barefoot as a gesture of reverence toward the statue. Some carry cloths as they seek to press up against the carving.

The vast majority of Filipinos—approximately 80 percent—are Roman Catholic. An estimated 2.8 percent of the population profess to be evangelical Christians.

Enjoying his best life now??? Joel Osteen’s Senior Worship Leader ‘Released’ Amid Cheating Scandal

Joel Osteen’s Senior Worship Leader ‘Released’ Amid Cheating Scandal 

http://christiannews.net/2016/03/23/joel-osteens-worship-leader-caught-kissing-new-girlfriend-on-vacation-after-leaving-wife/

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HOUSTON, Texas — The longtime senior worship leader for megachurch self-help author and motivational speaker Joel Osteen is raising concerns after he was recently photographed in Mexico with a woman not his wife just weeks after announcing his divorce.

On February 22, Houghton, a five-time Grammy Award Gospel singer known for his songs “Friend of God,” “Not Forgotten” and “Moving Forward,” announced publicly on social media that he and his wife had divorced.

“It is with a collective heavy heart that we announce that after over 20 years of marriage and a long separation, Meleasa and I are officially divorced,” he wrote.
Without providing details, Houghton explained that he had “sinned” in his marriage and was unable to fully restore the relationship.
“Several years ago I failed and sinned in my marriage. Though this is new to many, it is not new to us as we have been working through this for over 5 years,” he said. “Although we tried, the challenges in our relationship have proven too much to overcome.”


Houghton apologized for the hurt that his actions had caused.
“Although I am sincerely sorry, and forgiven, I soberly realize that I will live with the consequences of my failings for the rest of my life,” he stated. “As this has become a public matter I want to apologize to the many who have supported my ministry through the years. I’m sorry for the many who will be hurt to learn of my personal failure. I regret any pain or disappointment that this news may cause you.”

The post has since been deleted, and some followers expressed concern that Houghton had continued serving as worship leader at Lakewood while living in sin, as well as singing in general with Israel and New Breed.

This past week, Houghton, 44, was spotted in Tulum, Mexico with a woman who is not his wife. Actress Adrienne Bailon, 32, donned a scantily-clad bikini as she and Houghton vacationed together on the beach. The two were photographed embracing and kissing in the water.

Bailon is the former girlfriend of Rob Kardashian, and had been engaged to Lenny Santiago until she ended the relationship in September. Houghton met Bailon three years ago while working on the film “I’m In Love With a Church Girl,” which he produced.
The development and photographic evidence quickly prompted concern, and some wondered if Bailon had anything to do with the divorce.
Houghton shown on staff at Lakewood in this screenshot from November 2015.
Houghton shown on staff at Lakewood in this screenshot from November 2015.
A defiant Houghton took to social media on Tuesday to acknowledge the relationship, but to clear Bailon of any wrongdoing.

“Adrienne is a woman of integrity and character,” he wrote. “Most of all she is a true friend, and she should not be blamed for my past indiscretions.”

“My marriage had been over for quite some time before going public with my divorce announcement,” he said.

Houghton suggested that others shouldn’t scrutinize his life but focus on bigger problems in the world.
“In the midst of all that’s going on in the world: suffering, terrorism, deciding a future for our country, and making the world safer; it is sad that I am even having to address this matter,” he stated, concluding with, “I appreciate your prayers, and I join you in praying for the issues of life that truly matter today all over the world.”

A cached image of Lakewood’s leadership page from late November 2015, one of the last archived images available, shows Houghton still being on staff at that time. (See above.) His photo and bio were removed at some point between December and this month.

Lakewood’s Andrea Davis, who is handling public relations, did not return Christian News Network’s calls for comment and clarification. However, Lakewood told a secular outlet that “Lakewood Church released Israel Houghton from his responsibilities as a worship leader [in February] and placed him on indefinite leave. Since that time, he has not been featured in any Lakewood Church related activities.”
The representative further stated that they were not at liberty to provide details about Houghton’s situation, but advised that Lakewood officials are willing to provide spiritual counsel if Houghton so desires. He had served as Osteen’s worship leader for 14 years and had also spoken at the podium on several occasions.

Much concern has been raised over the past decade that the messages at Lakewood are noticeably void of instruction to shun sin and walk in holiness. Osteen’s self-help books have included “Your Best Life Now,” “Become a Better You,” “You Can, You Will” and “It’s Your Time.”
Osteen’s latest book, “The Power of I Am,” teaches readers to manifest blessings in their life by making positive confessions about themselves, so that they might “lead a more productive and happier life.”

In 2014, Osteen’s wife Victoria raised concerns when she preached, “Just do good for your own self. Do good because God wants you to be happy. When you come to church, when you worship Him, you’re not doing it for God really. You’re doing it for yourself…”

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Pope Francis approves sainthood for Mother Teresa

Pope Francis approves sainthood for Mother Teresa



 
By Afp

Posted  Tuesday, March 15   2016 at  17:52Pope Francis on Tuesday approved sainthood for Mother Teresa, the missionary nun who became a global if controversial symbol of compassion for her care of the sick and destitute.
The pontiff set September 4 as the date for her canonisation, elevating the Nobel peace laureate to an official icon for the Catholic faith.
The move comes 19 years after the death of the Albanian nun who dedicated much of her adult life to working with the poor in the slums of Kolkata, India.
Officials said the canonisation ceremony would take place at the Vatican -- an announcement which had been expected but nevertheless disappointed Indian Catholics who had hoped for a visit by Francis.
On Tuesday, hundreds attended a prayer meeting at Mother House in Kolkata, the global headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity where Mother Teresa is buried.
Sushmita Roy, a housewife who was one of those attending, said Teresa had long been a saint in the eyes of Indian believers.
"I came here today to pay homage to her," Roy said. "It would have been great if the canonisation of Mother Teresa would have been held in this city where she spent her life."
- 'Saint of the Gutters' -
Teresa, who was 87 when she died in 1997, was revered by Catholics and and many others around the world.
Known as the "Angel of Mercy" or "Saint of the Gutters", she won the 1979 Nobel peace prize for her work with the poor.
But she was also a controversial and divisive figure with critics branding her a religious imperialist whose fervent opposition to birth control and abortion ran contrary to the interests of the communities she claimed to serve.
Despite posthumously published letters revealing that she suffered crises of faith throughout her life, Teresa has been fast-tracked to canonisation in unusually quick time, underlining her status as a modern-day icon of Catholicism.
Teresa took the first step to sainthood in 2003 when she was beatified by Pope John Paul II following the recognition of a claim she had posthumously inspired the 1998 healing of a critically-ill Bengali tribal woman.
Last year she was credited by Vatican experts with inspiring the 2008 recovery of a Brazilian man suffering from multiple brain tumours, thus meeting the Church's standard requirement for sainthood of having been involved in two certifiable miracles.
- Gentle eye that 'sees' -
Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu to Albanian parents in 1910 in Skopje, now the capital of Macedonia.


She started her life as a nun as a teenager with a missionary order in Ireland and arrived in India in 1929. She founded her own Missionaries of Charity order in 1950 and was granted Indian citizenship a year later.
Francis, who regards Teresa as the incarnation of the kind of Church he wants to lead, met the by-then internationally famous nun three years before her death, when he was still a bishop in Argentina.
He later joked that she had seemed so formidable he "would have been scared if she had been my mother superior".
Others were much harsher in their judgement, with the likes of Australian-born feminist writer Germaine Greer and British polemicist Christopher Hitchens accusing her of contributing to the misery of the poor with what they saw as her dogmatic views.
In her Nobel acceptance speech Teresa described terminations of pregnancies as "direct murder by the mother herself".
Critics also raised questions about the Missionaries of Charity's finances and the often insalubrious conditions in the order's hospices.
The late Italian film director and writer Pier Paolo Pasolini was among those who fell under her spell, in his case when he met her during a trip to India in the early 1960s.
"She has an almost virile jaw and a gentle eye that in its gaze 'sees', he wrote, describing Teresa as a a combination of "goodness without sentimentality, someone with no expectations who is both calm and calming, powerfully practical."
India granted her a state funeral after her death and her grave has since become a pilgrimage site.



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When a Military General dropped tears: Muntu breaks down at FDC protest prayer: The main celebrant, Pastor Daniel Ngabo of Rock Deliverance Church, who delivered the day’s sermon, invited the participants to their knees to tell God their grievances. He alluded to the Bible in Acts 12, where God sent an Angel to set free Peter, who had been captured and waiting for trial. He said religious leaders will not keep quiet but continue to pray for the country until it is set free from injustices.

Muntu breaks down at FDC protest prayer

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FDC President Mugisha Muntu breaks down during prayers at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi in Kampala yesterday. PHOTOS BY ABUBAKER LUBOWA 
By PATIENCE AHIMBISIBWE

Posted  Wednesday, March 16  2016 at  02:00
In Summary
Grief. The FDC party president yesterday broke down during the launch of national prayers meant to liberate the country from what the party calls injustice.KAMPALA. As Forum for Democratic Change party launched national prayers which the party said was part of the efforts to liberate the country yesterday, the party president, Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu, wept at what he called the injustice being meted by the ruling National Resistance Movement following the disputed February 18, election.
Gen Muntu said Dr Kizza Besigye, the party’s flag bearer in the concluded polls, continues to be incarcerated at his home and that the party leadership is now seeking God’s intervention to set him free and also get justice for other party members whose freedom has been interfered with.
“We are fighting for our rights and freedoms. President Museveni can’t play on people’s minds all the time. Dr Kizza Besigye is not free. He has been surrounded in the last weeks. He is physically a prisoner but he is mentally a free man. We must all be equal before the law. This is what we seek,” Gen Muntu said.
He added: “There are those who believe in their horses and chariots but by the grace of God, we shall see that come to pass. They believe in weapons, police, army and intelligence services to tamper with the fredoom of the people. President Museveni is the president. He is not God. He believes in chariots and horses.”
The prayers opened with praise and worship at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi with pastors from born-again faith and sheikhs.
The main celebrant, Pastor Daniel Ngabo of Rock Deliverance Church, who delivered the day’s sermon, invited the participants to their knees to tell God their grievances.
He alluded to the Bible in Acts 12, where God sent an Angel to set free Peter, who had been captured and waiting for trial. He said religious leaders will not keep quiet but continue to pray for the country until it is set free from injustices.
“This day will go down in history as a demonstration of prayer towards freedom, to free votes, campaign and free Dr Kiizza Besigye. We cannot be quiet in Uganda. There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor political nor popular but he must take it because the conscience tells him it is right. I can see darkness crippling in day after day. We have gathered here that the light might shine over us,” Pastor Ngabo said.
He added: “We have chosen to love our country even when our lives have been threatened. We stand in the gap with our brothers and sisters that are locked up in prisons and those that are in siege in their homes. We stand here to become their voice and the voice to the voiceless. The power doesn’t belong to President Museveni but the power belongs to God. The strength does not lie in the hands of the government. What no man can do for us God will do it. You are not alone.”
After the prayer, Pastor Ngabo handed over his Bible to Gen Muntu, saying that no matter how long it will take, it was a sign that the party will be in charge of the country.
The party chairman, Mr Wasswa Biriggwa, said yesterday’s prayer was a cleansing of what went wrong during the elections. He appealed to the public to join the party every Tuesday wherever they are to dedicate the country to God.
Sheikh Muhammed Katuramu asked Allah to open the eyes of security agencies to ensure there is fairness as they execute their duties. Shs280,000 was collected towards supporting Dr Besigye’s welfare while in incarceration.
Dr Besigye has been arrested several times since February 16, two days to polling day. Dr Besigye, like his party, has rejected the results of the February 18, presidential election as rigged by the Electoral Commission in favour of incumbent President Museveni. The commission declared Mr Museveni as winner with 60.7 per cent victory and Mr Besigye as runner up with 35 per cent.

High Court recalls file on Besigye house arrest case

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The Criminal Division of the High Court has recalled the case file of FDC presidential candidate Kizza Besigye from Kasangati Magistrate’s Court ahead of the scheduled ruling today. File photo 
By FREDERIC MUSISI

Posted  Tuesday, March 22  2016 at  12:10KAMPALA. The Criminal Division of the High Court yesterday recalled the case file of FDC presidential candidate Kizza Besigye from Kasangati Magistrate’s Court ahead of the scheduled ruling today.
Deputy Registrar of the High Court Eleanor Khainza yesterday wrote to Grade One Magistrate Prossy Katushabe, requesting Dr Besigye’s application in which he sued Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura and Kampala North RPC Wesley Nganizi.
“Reference is made to the above matter in which the DPP has petitioned the High Court for a revision. You are requested to send the file to the High Court Division immediately.”
The magistrate wrote back: “This is to forward the above mention case file for revision.”
Yesterday morning, the court had ruled that it would proceed with the hearing of the application in which Dr Besigye is challenging his house arrest. The magistrate had set the ruling on the case today at 10.30am.
State Attorney Caroline Nabassa, on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions [DPP], had last week requested the court to dismiss the case, arguing that a similar application had been filed at the High Court and continuing with it was tantamount to abuse of the court process.
Earlier contention
However, the magistrate argued that the case before [Kasangati court] was filed under the Police Act which gives the magistrate’s court powers to handle it.
Last evening, Judiciary communications officer Solomon Muyita confirmed the development to this newspaper, saying the date for hearing of the application at the High Court [Criminal Division] will be known by Thursday when a judge has been assigned to it. The DPP had earlier also argued that the IGP and RPC cannot be sued because [in detaining Besigye] they are acting in official capacity and that it is the Attorney General (AG) who is answerable. However,t Ms Katushabe ruled that having given time to the AG to respond to the matter, her court was yet to receive any communication on the immunity of the police boss.
On the parallel application at the High Court’s Civil Division, she argued that civil proceedings in a higher court cannot stop hearing of criminal proceedings in a lower court and hence called upon all parties to file their submission to court by today 3pm.
The High Court recalling the file means ruling on the application hangs in balance. It was also not clear if Dr Besigye’s lawyers had been notified of the development since only the DPP had been copied in correspondences.
However, Dr Besigye’s lawyer David Mpanga, had called for the unconditional release of his client, pending all the sides reaching a middle ground in the submissions. Mr Mpanga argued that he has been detained more than the mandatory 48 hours.
The magistrate promised to issue ruling on the application today at 10.30am.

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