Syrian Arab News Agency
American Protestant Pastor Rick Warren on Monday said there was no peace in the region without Syria, noting that 80 percent of the American people rejected what the US Administration is doing in Iraq and considered the US policy in the Mideast as wrong.
Syria"s Grand Mufti Sheikh Badr al-Din Hassoun received the American Pastor in Damascus in which he referred to the importance of spreading culture of amity, peace and coexistence instead of the 'clash of civilizations'.
The Mufti called for conveying the real image of Syria, national unity and its call to spread peace, amity and justice to the American people which the US administration has distorted their image before the world.
Pastor Warren expressed admiration of Syria and the coexistence he saw between Muslims and Christians, stressing that he will convey this image to his church and country.
By Paul Proctor
This is a first, my friends. Mark it on your calendar. Until now, no mainstream news organization has dared call into question the "People's Pastor" and his Purpose Driven Life.
Not unlike the infamous pedophile scandals of the Catholic Church, it too has taken years to get this protestant perversion out of the closet and into the view of public scrutiny - Bible believing Christians being ostracized, even thrown out of their churches for resisting the herd - ridiculed and railroaded for holding faithfully to the Word of God rather than the wily words of a man named Warren.
By Suzanne Sataline
IUKA, Miss. -- In April, 150 members of Iuka Baptist Church voted to kick Charles Jones off the deacons' board. The punishment followed weeks of complaints by Mr. Jones and his friends that the pastor was following the teachings of the Rev. Rick Warren, the best-selling author and church-growth guru. After the vote, about 40 other members quit the church to support Mr. Jones.
America's new superstar pastor wants to rebrand evangelical Christianity. He's got the management genius to do it. Here's where he's leading his troops.
By Marc Gunther
After Hurricane Katrina hit, Rick Warren was one busy pastor. He traveled to Houston to preach to 8,000 evacuees in the Astrodome, standing in a skybox next to Oprah Winfrey. He went on the Larry King show to explain how churches were stepping in to do relief work. He lobbied his friends in the White House to release disaster-aid money to religious groups. And in case anybody missed his post-hurricane tour, his publicist issued a press release when it was done.
Please take this as being from a concerned brother in Christ.
I saw you on The View and was grateful that the Lord had given you a forum to reach so many souls at one time who might not have seen your broadcast and to influence some of the Hollywood elite. I was however, somewhat disappointed that you compromised again on whether or not Jesus was the only way to salvation. You certainly nullified the previous apology on your website after the Larry King interview. Because of your obvious love for Jews and other non-believers, it is imperative that you tell them the truth about salvation. If the trumpet gives an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself for battle? (1 Cor. 14:8). Take Christ for example:
By David E. Lister
With the Grand jurors taking their seats to hear testimony against the Archdiocese of Cincinnati relating to their failure to report the misdeeds of priests, the archdiocese quickly sought an to end their legal problems. On November 20, 2003 the Archbishop Daniel E. Pilaczyk appeared before Common Plea Judge Richard Niehaus. Judge Niehaus asked the Archbishop if he understood what he was pleading no contest to. Looking pale, the archbishop stood before the judge and answered, "Right." With that one word answer the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and its Archbishop have brought the Roman Catholic Church to a status of guilty of breaking the law of Ohio and the United States.
by James Jacob Prasch
Moriel endorses no political candidates. It is in our view not scriptural to use the ministry for electoral purposes or secular party politics. We are also at theological odds with John Hagee over his position onÃ‚ evangelizing Jews which we hold to be contra-biblical.
However , we areÃ‚ sickened (but given its history, not surprised)Ã‚ Ã‚ at the unmitigated hypocrisy of the Catholic League and Catholics United for protesting the endorsement ofÃ‚ a presidential candidate by John Hagee due to what they term as "Catholic Bashing" due to Hagee's theological opinions of Roman Catholicism.
By Gillian Flaccus
Associated Press Write
Sun Jul 15, 7:29 PM ET
Cardinal Roger Mahony, leader of the nation's largest Roman Catholic archdiocese, apologized Sunday to the hundreds of people who will get a share of a $660 million settlement over allegations of clergy sex abuse.
"There really is no way to go back and give them that innocence that was taken from them. ... The one thing I wish I could give the victims, I cannot," he said.
Published: 2007/01/05 01:52:33 GMT
A Roman Catholic diocese in the US state of Washington has agreed to pay at least $48m (Ã‚ £24.7m) as compensation to people abused by priests.
A judge said the plan, designed to lift the Spokane diocese out of bankruptcy, includes non-economic provisions to give victims some "closure".