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  • The Spirit of The LORD [ charismatic caucus]

    07/01/2012 1:12:51 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 7-01-12 | Jedediah
    Listen to the Kingdom and the words from the throne , Hebrews 12:25-26 25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: 26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. Where you are Never alone , Hebrews 12:22-23 22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the...
  • Defending Duquesne: The University Must Fend off Another Assault on Religious Liberty

    06/22/2012 7:00:21 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 6/21/12 | Patrick J. Reilly
    In the new Andy Garcia movie "For Greater Glory," based on a true story of 1920s Mexico, Catholics rebel against a national government determined to suppress their church. Their battle cry is "Viva Cristo Rey!" ("Long live Christ the King"). In the United States, our cherished freedom of religion means that we need not fear government interference in the practice of our faith. It's enshrined in the First Amendment to the Constitution and the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act. But as of Monday, Duquesne University is facing a threat to its religious liberty, just one more example of our federal...
  • Trouble at Catechetics Online?

    06/16/2012 8:53:08 AM PDT · by annalex · 9 replies
    June 16, 2012 | Annalex
    Dear All, For several days now the site Catechetics Online is not showing. Instead a redirection occurs to their host,, with a request to call 1-480-624-2500. The cached explanation for the site says: Our website aims to be a growing professional catechetics website that serves catechetists by offering resources free for their use, as well as to offer an online community to spread the Good News and foster solid, orthodox catechetical values throughout the nation and abroad. mission statement Catechetics Online is a professional and growing Roman Catholic website with several different purposes. I have been using the...
  • Archbishop [Lori]: 'Fortnight' about religious freedom, not politics

    06/14/2012 8:12:01 PM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies
    National Catholic Reporter via CNA ^ | June 14, 2012 | Dennis Sadowski
    Archbishop: 'Fortnight' about religious freedom, not politics Jun. 14, 2012 By Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service   A woman joins about 1,000 other people at a June 8 religious freedom rally at the Sandra Day O'Connor Federal Courthouse Building in Phoenix. (CNS/Catholic Sun/J.D. Long-Garcia) ATLANTA -- Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore acknowledged Wednesday that the U.S. bishops' "fortnight for freedom" campaign has come under heavy criticism in the secular media, in the blogosphere and by some Catholics as being a partisan political effort.But the two-week period is meant to be free of politics and will emphasize church teaching...
  • 200 British SSPX Faithful Decry Union with Catholic Church in Open Letter to Bishop Fellay

    Over 200 followers of the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX) have signed a letter publicly castigating Bishop Fellay for dealing with the Pope and the Catholic Church. Below is the public open letter being circulated by the SSPX parishioners. It should be noted that the letter is signed by a founder of the International Third Position and various members and organizers of a pro-Bishop Williamson internet forum that is tolerant of antisemitism. This letter may not be as spontaneous and innocent as it purports to be. An Open Letter to Bishop Fellay from some concerned faithful of the SSPX...
  • The GOD of the BIBLE versus The god of the NOI (Nation of Islam)

    06/03/2012 3:33:41 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 10 replies ^ | 12/12/2010 | daniel1212
    The GOD of the BIBLE versus The god of the NOI(Nation of Islam)(Isaiah 44:8) “Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.”"For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty" (2 Pet 1:16). Bible: GOD always existed and always will, and is the Creator, not a created being, and His essential nature is that of spirit, not flesh and blood, and who has always been and will be the ruler of the...
  • Catholic U. on HHS mandate: Obama Admin ‘Showed no Sign of Taking us Seriously’

    05/31/2012 7:07:31 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 5/30/12 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, May 30, 2012 ( - One of the Catholic universities joining the barrage of lawsuits against the Obama administration over its birth control mandate says that the White House has “showed no sign of taking seriously” the objections of religious employees. Lawrence Morris, general counsel for the Catholic University of America, told in an email that the school’s own attempts to reason with the administration, including a letter from CUA President John Garvey to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, were not met with meaningful dialogue. Morris also criticized the “accommodation” proposed by Obama earlier this year...
  • Baptist Leader Endorses Catholic Campaign

    05/30/2012 8:15:08 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Associated Baptist Press ^ | 5/29/12 | Bob Allen
    Just back from a Washington gathering of like-minded Christians from various denominations concerned about potential losses of religious liberty, the Southern Baptist Convention's Richard Land termed an emerging coalition of conservative Catholics and evangelicals "the liberal's nightmare."Southern Baptists’ top spokesman for religious-liberty concerns voiced support May 26 for Catholics across the country gearing up for a “Fortnight for Freedom,” a two-week national campaign of special liturgies, prayer services and other events leading up to the Fourth of July. During his weekly “Richard Land Live” radio broadcast, the head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission said opposition...
  • NY Times Editorial: Catholic Lawsuits Just "a Dramatic Stunt"

    05/30/2012 7:12:56 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 5/29/12 | Carl E. Olson
    Ah, those nasty Catholics, trying to force their beliefs on others by refusing to let the government make them violate their principles and consciences! Here is the first slice of moldy editorial bread: Thirteen Roman Catholic dioceses and some Catholic-related groups scattered lawsuits across a dozen federal courts last week claiming that President Obama was violating their religious freedom, by including contraceptives in basic health care coverage for female employees. It was a dramatic stunt, full of indignation but built on air.And the other thin slice, in conclusion: This is a clear partisan play. The real threat to religious liberty...
  • Georgetown Legend: Sebelius “Unnerved” Alumni

    05/28/2012 6:53:56 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 5/25/12 | Charlotte Hays
    “The Pope and the Vatican should say to Georgetown, ‘You guys get your act together and straighten up and fly right or you can’t hold yourself out as a Catholic institution anymore,’” Francis T. Coleman, Georgetown ’61, told The Cardinal Newman Society. A basketball legend at Georgetown, Coleman, who goes by the name of Tom, has undergraduate and law degrees from Georgetown. He coached freshman basketball and served as the first chairman of Georgetown’s Law Alumni Board. Now, the loyal alumnus finds himself advising the campaign led by Exorcist author William Peter Blatty, Georgetown ’50, to get his alma mater...
  • U.S. Bishops Prepare Catholics for Civil Disobedience: ‘We May Need to Witness to the Truth by...’

    05/27/2012 10:36:12 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 43 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 5/27/12 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - Having organized 43 plaintiffs—including the archdioceses of New York and Washington and the University of Notre Dame—to file 12 different lawsuits against the Obama administration last Monday alleging the administration is violating the religious freedom of Catholics, the Catholic bishops of the United States are now preparing Catholics for what may be the most massive campaign of civil disobedience in this country since the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and early 1960s. “Some unjust laws impose such injustices on individuals and organizations that disobeying the laws may be justified,” the bishops state in a document developed to...
  • On the Mandate, a Dangerous Crack in the Bishops' United Front

    05/27/2012 6:11:28 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | 5/25/12 | Phil Lawler
    The counter-attack has begun. You knew it was coming, didn’t you? For weeks now the American bishops have been marching in lockstep unity, completely unanimous in their opposition to the HHS contraceptive mandate. The Catholic hierarchy has been headed into a showdown with President Obama, and not a single bishop had shown any inclination to back away from the fight. But you knew it couldn’t last. And it didn’t. This week Bishop Stephen Blaire became the first prelate to break stride, voicing his misgivings about the confrontation. Oh, Bishop Blaire wasn’t suggesting that the Catholic hierarchy should accede to the...
  • AU Says Anti-Gay Sermon Broke Tax Law

    05/25/2012 7:49:48 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    Associated Baptist Press ^ | 5/23/12 | Bob Allen
    Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, wrote the IRS to complain that independent Baptist pastor Charles Worley’s incendiary remarks that went viral on YouTube violated a federal law that says churches that receive non-profit tax benefits cannot take sides in partisan politics.Americans United for Separation of Church and State has asked the Internal Revenue Service to investigate whether a North Carolina pastor’s sermon suggesting that gays and lesbians should be quarantined and allowed to die off that went viral in YouTube clips violated federal tax law. Barry Lynn, a United Church of Christ...
  • Catholics, Evangelicals May Coordinate on Religious Freedom Event This Summer

    05/25/2012 6:28:25 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 5/24/12 | Napp Nazworth
    The U.S. Catholic Church will hold an event this summer called "Fortnight for Freedom" to bring attention to religious freedom issues. The Christian Post has learned that discussions are underway to include evangelical organizations with these events. Evangelical organizations have expressed solidarity with Catholic leaders who oppose the Obama administration's birth control mandate, which, they argue, is a religious freedom issue. In separate interviews, Sister Mary Ann Walsh, a spokesperson for the USCCB, and Galen Carey, vice president for government relations at the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), both confirmed that discussions have taken place on how evangelicals might coordinate...
  • Protecting Our Catholic Conscience in The Public Square

    05/24/2012 6:50:25 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/23/12 | Donald Wuerl
    Cardinal Donald Wuerl is archbishop of Washington.From an early age, Catholics are taught to see God in their neighbor. The Catholic faith finds its fullest expression in a loving act of sacrifice by one stranger for another. Imagine the church’s surprise, then, to be told by the federal government that when a Catholic organization serves its neighbors, it isn’t really practicing its religion. That is the unacceptable principle at the heart of a mandate, issued in February by the Department of Health and Human Services, that requires religious organizations to provide health-care coverage for abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptives and sterilization procedures,...
  • Notre Dame: Good News and Bad News

    05/23/2012 7:19:01 AM PDT · by marshmallow
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 5/21/12 | Pat Archbold
    Yesterday, something very good happened and the University of Notre Dame was part of it. As you are no doubt aware, Notre Dame, the Archdioceses of New York and Washington and 40 other Catholic institutions joined in a lawsuit against the Obama Administration's unconstitutional abridgement of religious liberty via the HHS mandate. Led by Cardinal Dolan, the US Bishops have been rock solid on this issue and they continue to impress. It is immensely gratifying to say that while this steadfast resistance to such infringement might not have been expected from the Bishops just a few short years ago, we...
  • Boston Archdiocese Bails on Religious Freedom Lawsuit

    05/22/2012 7:37:39 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    On Monday, May 21, Cardinal Dolan, President of the USCCB, applauded 43 dioceses, hospitals, schools and church agencies for filing 12 lawsuits around the nation saying the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services contraception coverage mandate violates religious freedom. The Boston Archdiocese was not one of those dioceses. St. Anthony of Padua said, “Actions speak louder than words” and the actions of Cardinal O’Malley make it increasingly obvious that our Cardinal is lacking in courage. Here is an excerpt from the AP report on the news: NEW YORK – Roman Catholic dioceses, schools, and other groups sued the Obama...
  • On Georgetown and the Essential Unity of All Knowledge

    05/17/2012 7:24:54 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 5/17/12 | Fr. James V. Schall, S.J.
    Freedoms are being restricted with the aid of Catholics who have denied, in practice, any real connection between reason and revelation.“Faith’s recognition of the essential unity of all knowledge provides a bulwark against the alienation and fragmentation which occurs when the use of reason is detached from the pursuit of truth and virtue; and in this sense, Catholic institutions have a specific role to play in helping to overcome the crisis of universities today.”-- Pope Benedict XVI, “Ad Limina Address to U. S. Bishops, May 5, 2012.I.In its editorial occasioned by Georgetown University’s invitation to Kathleen Sebelius—a Catholic, who is...
  • Threats Against Catholic Church In Acushnet [from homosexuals]

    05/17/2012 7:04:26 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    A Catholic parish in the Diocese of Fall River has become the object of threats of violence, and vandalism, because of a sign posted on church property supporting the traditional definition of marriage. Yesterday, Saint Francis Xavier Parish in the town of Acushnet displayed a message on the church's billboard reading "Two men are friends, not spouses." In an interview this morning with Boston's FOX 25 News, Steve Guillotte, Director of Pastoral Services for Saint Francis Xavier, said the church has received a number of menacing, obscenity laced phone calls, including one threatening to burn the church down. A sign...
  • Mayor Apologizes for Calling Pro-Lifers “Forces of Darkness”

    05/17/2012 6:33:38 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/16/12 | Steven Ertelt
    Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell has apologized for calling pro-life advocates “Forces of Darkness” after he received significant criticism following his using the term to describe pro-life people at a fundraising event for the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Heartwell defended taxpayer funding for the organization that does more than 25 percent of the abortions nationwide. However, his defense of taxpayer funding for the abortion giant is not what is making waves — instead, a comment about pro-life advocates is upsetting pro-life people. “Yet, every year, the forces of darkness seek to deprive women of the health and education they need...