July 12 - July 18 2010 
 News In Review
 Vol 5, Issue 15
In This Issue
Links Of Further Interest
Quick Links
Quick Links

Join our mailing list!

Dear Ron,

The News In Review newsletter is a service provided by Understand The Times that is a compilation of the news articles previously posted on our site . Understand The Times does not endorse these events but rather is showing the church the current events.  Our purpose of posting these articles is to warn the church of the Biblical deception.

 July 14 - Silence necessary to hear God's voice, explains Peruvian cardinal
 Article: Roman Catholic Church And The Last Days

In his Sunday homily, the Archbishop of Lima, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, encouraged the faithful to seek out moments of silence each day in order to hear the voice of God.

"Look at the cross, listen to that heartbeat, see the gaze of Christ, the wounds that we have given him, read the Gospel," the cardinal instructed. 

He then commented on the words of Moses, "Hear the voice of the Lord your God."  The cardinal explained: "In order to listen, we need to separate ourselves from our concerns, our difficulties. Perhaps Jesus is speaking to you in the depths of your soul, but in a whisper, and you can't hear it because of the noise. 

"This is what meditation is for, to learn to take our eyes away from our curiosity, to close our ears, which always want to hear something," he continued.

Cardinal Cipriani gave several examples showing how small acts of love mean a great deal when they are completed with faith. "If you smile at your wife and your children, that means a lot. If you pray a Hail Mary asking Our Lady to help you to be good, it means a lot. If you visit a friend who is alone or sick, it means a lot. If you avoid criticizing others, it means a lot."

Read More .... 

 July 14 - LCMS Adopts Measures in Response to ELCA's Pro-Gay Actions
 Article: Misc.

Delegates of the Lutheran Church Missouri-Synod on Tuesday overwhelmingly adopted two resolutions in response to last year's pro-gay actions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
One resolution commends for "study and reference" two documents that state that the ELCA's actions - including allowing partnered homosexuals on the clergy roster - are contrary to Scripture.

When the ELCA's highest legislative body voted last August to allow gays and lesbians in "publicly accountable, lifelong, monogamous, same-gender relationships" to serve as clergy, the denomination received wide media attention, prompting concerns within the LCMS that many may think all Lutherans share the same beliefs. The ELCA had also adopted a social statement on human sexuality acknowledging that there is no consensus on homosexuality while at the same time recommending that the ELCA commit itself to find ways to recognize lifelong, monogamous, same-gender relationships.

The ILC affirmed: "Rooted in the Bible's witness and in keeping with Christian teaching through 2,000 years, we continue to believe that the practice of homosexuality - in any and all situations - violates the will of the Creator God and must be recognized as sin."

Read More .... 

 July 14 - Parental outrage in Montana
 Article: Perilous Times

A proposed sex education program that teaches fifth-graders the different ways people have intercourse and first-graders about homosexual love has infuriated parents and forced the school board to take a closer look at the issue.
The proposed 62-page document covers a broad health and nutrition education program and took two years to draft. But it is the small portion dealing with sexual education that has drawn the ire of many in the community who feel it is being pushed forward despite its obvious controversial nature.
Parents appeared most worried about pieces of the plan that teaches first-graders about same-gender relationships, fifth-graders that sexual intercourse includes variousl parts of the body, and high school students about erotic art. The curriculum would also teach kindergartners anatomical terms.
The board takes the issue up again next month, and the outrage suggests that members could alter the plan to deal with all the complaints. One resident said parents may have to consider impeachment of board members or a lawsuit if it goes forward.

Read More .... 

 July 5 - Biometric ATM gives cash via 'finger vein' scan
 Article: Technology For Global Monetary System

Poland's cooperative BPS bank says it's the first in Europe to install a biometric ATM -- allowing customers to withdraw cash simply with the touch of a fingertip.

The digit-scanning ATM, introduced in the Polish capital of Warsaw, runs on the latest in "finger vein" technology -- an authentication system developed by Japanese tech giant Hitachi. The company says that an infrared light is passed through the finger to detect a unique pattern of micro-veins beneath the surface - which is then matched with a pre-registered profile to verify an individual's identity.

"This is a substantially more reliable technique than using fingerprints," Peter Jones, Hitachi's head of security and solutions in Europe, told CNN. "Our tests indicate there is a one in a million false acceptance rate -- that's as good as iris scanning, which is generally regarded as the most secure method."

Unlike fingerprints, which leave a trace and can be potentially reproduced, finger veins are impossible to replicate, according to Jones, because they are beneath the surface of the skin.

The security and solutions expert believes that Poland's early adoption of biometric ATMs reflects the country's forward-thinking attitude to the role of information technology in society. As Kenechi Okeleke, IT and telecom analyst for Business Monitor International, told CNN: "Poland's IT sector has performed really well in recent times. IT is a major focus for the government at the moment and they have adopted an IT Infrastructure Plan with money from the government and the European Union."

Jones says that there are now over 80,000 biometric ATMs in Japan, currently used by more than 15 million customers.

Read More: 

 July 15 - Argentina legalises gay marriage
 Article: Perilous Times

Argentina has become the first Latin American country to legalise same-sex marriage.
The move grants homosexual couples all the legal rights, responsibilities and protections that marriage gives heterosexual couples.
The approval came despite a concerted campaign by the Roman Catholic Church and evangelical groups, which drew 60,000 people to march on Congress and urged parents in churches and schools to work against passage.

However, Senator Norma Morandini, another member of the president's party, compared the discrimination closeted gays face to the oppression imposed by Argentina's dictators decades ago. "What defines us is our humanity, and what runs against humanity is intolerance."

Same-sex civil unions have been legalised in Uruguay, Buenos Aires and some states in Mexico and Brazil. But Argentina now becomes the first country in Latin America to legalise same-sex marriage nationwide. Homosexual couples who marry will now get many more rights than civil unions, including adopting children and inheriting wealth. The proposed law broadly declares that "marriage provides for the same requisites and effects independent of whether the contracting parties are of the same or different sex."

Read More .... 

We hope the Weekly News In Review has been a blessing to you.

Ron Pierotti

Forward email

Safe Unsubscribe
This email was sent to ronpierotti@volcano.net by ronpierotti@volcano.net.

Understand The Times, International | P.O. Box 27239 | Santa Ana | CA | 92799