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 August 14 - Catholic Church Covered Up Child Abuse By 301 Priests In Pennsylvania: Report
 Article: Roman Catholic Church And The Last Days

Comment from UTT:

A very sad and tragic pattern that continues to repeat worldwide.

Pennsylvania's attorney general released on Tuesday the long-awaited results of a damning grand jury investigation into how six Roman Catholic dioceses in the state covered up sexual abuse by 301 "predator priests" over 70 years. 
The 884-page report is the largest, most comprehensive investigation on the church's sex abuse scandal by a U.S. state, according to Attorney General Josh Shapiro. The grand jury identified over 1,000 victims in the six dioceses examined in the report: Allentown, Erie, Greensburg, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Scranton. But the jurors suspected the real number of victims could be much higher.

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 August 26 - Pope in Knock: I Am Happy to Be in Mary's Home
 Article: Roman Catholic Church And The Last Days

Comment from UTT:
Another example of a "Mary" centered Christianity occurred when Pope Francis visited Ireland. Where in the Bible do we find justification for praying to a statue?
"I'm happy to be here with you. I am happy to be with you in Mary's home." On the second day of his Aug. 25-26, 2018, visit to Ireland for the occasion of the World Meeting of Families, Pope Francis stressed this during his Angelus address which he gave in the northwestern town of Knock. Knock is a beloved pilgrimage site for the Irish.

In 1979, Pope St John Paul II visited the site, located in the Irish County of Mayo, for the centenary of the Marian and Eucharistic apparition that took place there. The apparition was witnessed by 15 people independently and verified by the Church.

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 August 21 - 4 in 10 Evangelical Churchgoers Say Their Church Teaches Prosperity Gospel
 Article: Unbiblical Christianity

Comment from UTT:
This article reveals interesting statistics regarding the acceptance and promotion of the "prosperity gospel" within evangelical Christianity
About four in 10 evangelical Christians say they attend a church where they're taught elements of prosperity gospel, according to a poll.

In a survey released at the end of July, LifeWay Research found that 41 percent of Christians with evangelical beliefs either somewhat or strongly agree that their church "teaches that if I give more money to my church and charities, God will bless me in return." By comparison, only 38 percent of all Protestant respondents agreed with that statement, while 57 percent of Protestants disagreed. Meanwhile only 26 percent of Protestant churchgoers agreed that "to receive material blessings from God, I have to do something for God."

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 August 18 - Report: 'Deal of the Century' to be unveiled next month
 Article: Israel And The Last Days

Comment from UTT:
We are in very interesting times when a man claims to have a peace plan for the middle-east. Is Trump fulfilling Bible prophecy? Should such a plan be accepted, we know from a biblical perspective that it will not last. There will never be peace in the middle-east.
The Trump Administration will unveil its long-awaited Middle East peace plan next month, according to a report by Palestinian Authority newspaper Al Quds.

The plan, which President Donald Trump has dubbed the 'Deal of the Century,' will reportedly be unveiled during Trump's speech to the UN General Assembly on September 25. The plan was drafted by US Special Envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt and Trump's advisor and son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

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 August 24 - Chinese Military Joining Russians for Nuclear War Games
 Article: Wars And Rumors Of Wars

Comment from UTT:
It is very significant when two world powers such as China and Russia team up together for "nuclear war games". While this can be brushed off as merely a political maneuver to show off power and threaten the United States, the reality is that the world sits on the precipice of a global holocaust.

Russia and China will hold a large-scale military exercise next month that will include simulated nuclear weapons attacks, according to American defense officials.

The People's Liberation Army will send more than 3,200 troops, 900 pieces of military equipment, and 30 aircraft to Russia for the exercise known as Vostok-18, or East-18, the Chinese Defense Ministry said, noting the exercises will involve practicing maneuver defense, live firing of weapons, and counterattack.

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