Romanian Doctor Gives Powerful Address to Synod

Posted on October 19, 2015 by SBrinkmann
Synod Fathers looking for answers to some of the most pressing problems regarding the family and human sexuality heard a brilliantly concise and hard-hitting summary by a Romanian doctor who laid out the solution to the problem in bold, blunt language.
The following intervention was made by Dr. Anca-Maria Cernea, President of the Association of Catholic Doctors of Bucharest (Romania), at the Ordinary Synod on the Family on Friday.
Your Holiness, Synod Fathers, Brothers and Sisters, I represent the Association of Catholic Doctors from Bucharest.
I am from the Romanian Greek Catholic Church.My father was a Christian political leader, who was imprisoned by the communists for 17 years. My parents were engaged to marry, but their wedding took place 17 years later.
My mother waited all those years for my father, although she didn’t even know if he was still alive. They have been heroically faithful to God and to their engagement.


The day Christians were martyred on American soil

The day Christians were martyred on American soil
Todd Starnes

Kristen Sterner, left, and Carrissa Welding, both students at Umpqua Community College, embrace each other during a candlelight vigil for those killed during a shooting at the college,

Life or death was determined by the answer to a single question: are you a Christian?

That was the question asked by an anti-Christian gunman who stormed into a classroom at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College.
Eyewitnesses say the shooter targeted Christians.
Christians were martyred for their faith, on American soil, a fact mostly ignored by most of the Mainstream Media and the White House.
Kortney Moore was inside the classroom. She told the Roseburg News-Review that the shooter ordered students to get on the ground -- and then told them to stand up and state their religion.
“And they would stand up and he said, ‘Good, because you’re a Christian, you’re going to see God in just about one second,” Stacy Boylan said in a televised report. “And then he shot and killed them.”
His 18-year-old daughter was struck in the back by a bullet – that traveled down her spine. She survived. Miss Moore, too, survived.
Davis Jaques, publisher of the Roseburg Beacon News, said he received a text message from a student who said she was inside the classroom.“The shooter was lining people up and asking if they were Christians,” the message read. “If they said yes, then they were shot in the head. If they said no or didn’t answer, they were shot in the leg.”
Christians were martyred for their faith -- on American soil -- a fact mostly ignored by most of the Mainstream Media and the White House.
The New York Times only mentioned that the gunman inquired about people’s “religions” and one cable television news channel opined that the shooter’s motive was unclear.President Obama’s behavior in the aftermath of the massacre was quite frankly unpresidential. Instead of calling for religious tolerance -- he delivered an unhinged tirade on gun control.


Hindu leader blames Nepal earthquake on eating beef

by Nirmala Carvalho
Sakshi Maharaj, from the ruling BJP, blamed Rahul Gandhi, from the opposition Congress Party, for the earthquake because he eats beef. According to Hinduism, cows are sacred. For the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), “The beef eating comment was aimed at minorities. It is a way of politicising religion.”


Shiv Sena Suggests 'Family Planning' for Muslims, Christians in New Controversy

Shiv Sena Suggests 'Family Planning' for Muslims, Christians in New Controversy
All India | Reported by Tejas Mehta, Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Updated: April 15, 2015 12:41 IST
The editorial in Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamna advocates smaller families for Muslims to stay 'happy and healthy'

MUMBAI: Days after it published a controversial column on voting rights for Muslims, Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamna has featured a provocative editorial claiming minorities needed to adhere to family planning as the "growing population of Muslims and Christians has become a threat to Hindus."