27 Sep 2017

Pope Accused of Material Heresy for First Time Since Middle Ages
In a move unprecedented since the Middle Ages, 62 clergy and lay scholars from around the world have issued a formal filial correction to Pope Francis accusing him of “propagating heresies” about “marriage, the moral life, and the reception of the sacraments.” “Respectfully insisting” that the Pope condemns the heresies that he has directly and indirectly upheld, the letter suggests that the Catholic leader’s unorthodox views have “caused these heretical opinions to spread in the Catholic Church.” The Pope has yet to respond to the accusations.

More Faith-Based Films May Feature F-Bombs
Are Christian movies going blue? Generational Sins, in theaters Oct.  6 via Freestyle Digital Media, is rated PG-13 and contains 32 profanities — not unusual except that Sins is a faith-based movie.

Interpol votes to admit ‘State of Palestine’ as new member state
A week after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the UN General Assembly how Israel’s stature on the world stage was on the rise, the country suffered a diplomatic setback on Wednesday when the International Police Organization (Interpol) voted to accept the Palestinians as a member. The move passed by a vote of 75 to 24, with 34 abstentions.

Saudi Arabia women hail end of driving ban
Campaigners in Saudi Arabia have hailed King Salman’s decree allowing women to drive for the first time. One female activist called it a “great victory”, while another said things would “never be the same again”. The country’s US ambassador has described the move as “the right decision at the right time”.

Roy Moore Wins Alabama’s GOP Senate Primary
Alabama Republicans on Tuesday voted decisively to nominate Roy Moore, a former state Supreme Court judge, for a U.S. Senate seat, delivering a rebuke to President Donald Trump and the GOP establishment that supported his rival…In his victory rally, Mr. Moore underscored the evangelical conservative spirit of his campaign, while invoking a Trumpian slogan.

Sex diseases in US surge to record high
Sexually transmitted diseases surged to a record high in the United States last year, with more than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis nationwide, officials said Tuesday. This was “the highest number ever,” said the annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report released today by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In Historic Speech, Macron Makes “Radical” Appeal For United Europe, Calls For “Military Intervention Force”
“The challenge is vital: the sea walls behind which Europe has thrived have gone. We need to trace the only path ensuring our future; it is the refoundation of a sovereign, united and democratic Europe.”

Otto Warmbier ‘systematically tortured’ by N Korea say parents
The parents of Otto Warmbier have shared horrific details of his condition when he arrived home from North Korea. Fred and Cindy Warmbier told Fox and Friends that the North Koreans were “terrorists” who had “systematically tortured” their son. The US student was jailed in Pyongyang in 2016 for stealing a hotel sign.

BREAKING: Republicans Renew Call For SECOND SPECIAL COUNSEL to Investigate Hillary, Comey, and Lynch
In light of reports that Comey ended the FBI investigation into Hillary’s emails before interviewing seventeen key witnesses including Hillary herself, Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee renewed called for a second special counsel Tuesday.

Trump Stumped As Bannon-Backed Roy Moore Wins Alabama Republican Primary By Landslide
In a serious rebuke for President Trump (and perhaps even moreso for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell), ousted judge and alt-right favorite Roy Moore has won the Alabama Republican Primary by a landslide.

MAJOR TERROR ATTACK ROCKS ISRAEL: Border policeman, 2 security guards killed as Muslim terrorist opens fire northwest of Jerusalem
…Two security officers and a border policeman were murdered Tuesday morning in a suspected terror attack in the town of Har Adar outside Jerusalem. Another Israeli was badly wounded.

Fraud? 248 counties have more voters than eligible citizens
…“Voter fraud begins with corrupted voter rolls. Our nation’s voter rolls have records that cannot be distinguished between living or dead; citizen or alien; resident or relocated. We hear about possible cyber-attacks, but we aren’t doing enough to fix voter rolls that are certainly corrupt,” he said. “The voter rolls are so bad in some states that election officials would have a hard time telling the difference between sabotage and negligence.”

Students protest U.S. Attorney General speech at Georgetown
Students and faculty at Georgetown Law School gathered on Tuesday to protest that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was delivering an address about the right of free speech on college campuses to an invitation-only audience without giving critics of the Trump administration an opportunity to ask questions.