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Apologetics (Religion)

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  • We Remember Mother Teresa: What we can learn from the “saint of Calcutta”

    09/06/2012 5:07:31 PM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies
    WAU.oef ^ | September 2012 | WAU staff
    We Remember Mother Teresa What we can learn from the “saint of Calcutta” In 2007, a new book about Mother Teresa was published, grabbing headlines and causing people around the world to look at her in a completely new light. Published ten years after her death, on September 5, 1997, the book was called Come Be My Light: The Private Writings of the “Saint of Calcutta.In it, Fr. Brian Kolodiejchuk, a priest-member of the Missionaries of Charity, released a collection of Mother Teresa’s letters and personal writings that showed how she spent the last fifty years of her life...
  • The Easiest Way For You And Your Church To Always Be Ready by Damon Whitsell

    09/06/2012 5:05:58 PM PDT · by damonw · 2 replies
    GraceApologetics ^ | 9/6/12 | Damon Whitsell
    "The following was submitted to my second favorite apologetics ministry Apologetics315, it is about my most favorite apologetics site, how I started an apologetics program at my church and will be featured here along with many other fabulous testimonies and resources to help you get apologetics into your church. ________________________________ Hello there, my name is Damon Whitsell. I am a member of, and now long dreamed of Apologetics teacher at, Grace Community Baptist Church in Dayton Texas. Although I have studied General and Christian Cult Apologetics since 1985 and have been DOING Apologetics online and in life since 1998 because...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PROVOCATION, 09-06-12

    09/06/2012 9:07:41 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 09-06-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):PROVOCATION Exciting or stirring someone to do a certain action. It is one of the ways that a person can share in another's guilt. The provocation can be words or by actions; it can also be done by silence or inactivity. Its gravity depends on the degree of awareness that another person is being provoked to do wrong, and especially on the malice or indifference with which the incitement to evil is performed. (Etym. Latin provocation, a summoning, challenging.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: SUMMUM BONUM, 09-05-12

    09/05/2012 1:16:36 PM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 09-05-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):SUMMUM BONUM The supreme good. Applied to God as the object of the human being's highest aspirations and the fulfillment of all desires. It is therefore the object of perfect beatitude. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Cardinal Dolan’s Paul Ryan Problem [Amy Sullivan rant]

    09/04/2012 12:31:37 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 50 replies
    The New Republic ^ | August 31, 2012 | Amy Sullivan
    In the weeks since Mitt Romney selected Paul Ryan to be his running mate, there has been a lot of talk about whether Ryan will face problems with Catholic voters over the fact that church leaders have repeatedly criticized his budget for its extreme cuts to social programs and “fail[ure] to meet moral criteria.” But there has been very little discussion about the much bigger problem Ryan poses for the U.S. Catholic bishops themselves, especially the man who offered the benediction Thursday night after Romney’s acceptance speech—Cardinal Timothy Dolan. Dolan is both the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: JACOBITES, 09-04-12

    09/04/2012 9:16:55 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 09-04-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):JACOBITES The group of Syrian Monophysites who did not accept the teaching of the Council of Chalcedon (451) on the two natures united in one divine Person of Christ. They took their name from Jacob Baradaeus, who formed them into the national Church of Syria. One of their distinctive customs in to make the sign of the Cross with one finger to express their belief that Christ had only one nature, not two. Sometimes the term "Jacobites" is applied to the Monophysites elsewhere, e.g., in Egypt. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: ABIGAIL. 09-03-12

    09/03/2012 8:51:41 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 09-03-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):ABIGAIL The beautiful, intelligent wife of a rich landowner named Nabal, who raised sheep on the slopes at Carmel. Nabal, stupid and insensitive, foolishly antagonized David by refusing to share his wool, although David's soldiers had conscientiously protected Nabal's livestock. Learning that the angry David was leading his men to seek revenge, the quick-witted Abigail speedily set out with generous gifts to appease David. Her humility and eloquence in begging forgiveness moved David to abandon his intended attack. "Go home in peace," he said; "see, I have listened to you and granted your request." Within a...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PRIMOGENITUS, 09-01-12

    09/01/2012 12:47:19 PM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 09-01-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):PRIMOGENITUS The firstborn son. The policy in some societies of handing down property to the first born son in the family. Primogeniture. (Etym. Latin primus, first + Greek genesis, origin.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Labor Day: The Dignity of Human Work is Rooted in the Dignity of the Human Person

    09/01/2012 8:14:10 AM PDT · by tcg · 13 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 9/1/12 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    On this Labor Day weekend we take a break from our "jobs" to honor work and workers. It is a unique secular holiday with profound Christian potential. Most of us will have a day off during which we will gather for late summer cookouts and celebrations. It is a time that we get to sleep in a bit later than usual and relax from what is so often a frenzied pace in our contemporary pattern of life. For many parents, Labor Day weekend marks a transition from the hectic pace of the summer to the new hectic pace of the...
  • A Mormon Scholar’s Journey to Catholic Faith

    09/01/2012 2:23:41 AM PDT · by iowamark · 122 replies
    First Things ^ | August 30, 2012 | Richard Sherlock
    Early in the evening of May 28, 2010, I am attending Mass in the majestic Basilica di Sant’Apollinare next to the Pontificia Universitŕ della Santa Croce in Rome. From Utah I have come as a scholar to deliver a paper at an international conference on the work of the great Catholic philosopher Dietrich von Hildebrand, and I have come as a tourist to see the Eternal City for the first time. Mass is being celebrated in the basilica for those attending the conference. I am not Catholic—in fact, I was raised a Mormon, though I have had serious doubts about...
  • Dispensational Principle No. 34 - The Prayers of the Lord's Prisoner (Dispensational)

    08/31/2012 2:04:41 PM PDT · by John Leland 1789
    THINGS TO COME - A Journal of Biblical Literature | May, 1913 | Charles Welch
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  • Jesus+Nothing=Everything & Theology of Culture

    08/31/2012 12:47:28 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 6 replies
    Patheos ^ | August 28, 2012 | Daniel A. Siedell
    >When asked what he had learned from his years of studying the Bible, the great Swiss Reformed theologian of grace Karl Barth responded, “Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.” The title of Tullian Tchividjian’s award-winning book, Jesus+Nothing=Everything, offers in similar Barthian fashion a reminder that the Christian faith is not a worldview, political philosophy, social program, or a family values agenda. It is belief in the promises of God fulfilled in the Word of God, Jesus Christ. Tullian is the grandson of Billy Graham and Senior Pastor at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: HYPOSTASIS, 08-31-12

    08/31/2012 7:57:26 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 08-31-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):HYPOSTASIS An individual, complete substance existing entirely in itself; an incommunicable substance. The term used by the Church to identify the persons in the Trinity and the union of two natures in one divine person in Christ. A person is a hypostasis endowed with reason. Moreover, hypostasis and nature are related to each other in such a manner that the hypostasis is the bearer of the nature and the ultimate subject of all being and acting, while the nature is that through which the hypostasis exists and acts. (Etym. Latin hypostasis, basis; single substance; rational single...
  • Does Jesus Condemn Tradition?

    08/30/2012 2:39:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | August 30, 2012 | MARCELLINO D'AMBROSIO, PH.D.
    One of the great battle cries of the Protestant Reformation was “sola scriptura!” Many thought that the Catholic Church had cluttered up the simple Christian faith by adding all sorts of practices, customs and doctrines over the centuries. They thought the Church in their day was guilty of exactly the same Pharisaical obsession with traditions condemned by Jesus in this Sunday’s gospel (Mark 7:1-23). The solution, it seemed, was simple. Let’s purify the Church by ditching all these traditions and keeping the Bible alone. But if we read this portion of the Bible closely, the Lord is not telling us...
  • Where Did the New Calvinism Come From? [Calvinist Caucus]

    08/30/2012 1:12:14 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 7 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 8/29/12 | Tim Challies
    Justin Taylor recently revived Mark Dever’s 2007 series of articles titled “Where’d All These New Calvinists Come From?” This was a ten-part series that looked to the rise of New Calvinism and sought to discover the sources of a theological resurgence. Dever said, Of course, theologically, the answer is “because of the sovereignty of God.” But I’ve never been convinced by hyper-Calvinism’s argument that because God has determined the ends, the means don’t matter. Means do matter. And as a Christian, as an historian who had lived through the very change I was considering, I wondered what factors had been used...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PAROCHIAL MASS, 08-30-12

    08/30/2012 8:49:17 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 08-30-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):PAROCHIAL MASS The Mass offered on all Sundays and holy days of obligation for the parishioners of every parish. If a pastor cannot celebrate the Mass, he must have another priest do so. the obligation is a grave one. (Etym. Latin parochialis, pertaining to a parish.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: INDWELLING, 08-29-12

    08/29/2012 7:28:40 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 08-29-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):INDWELLING Presence of the Holy Spirit in a person who is in the state of grace. He is present not only by means of the created gifts of grace, which he dispenses, but by his uncreated divine nature. This personal indwelling does not produce a substantial but only an accidental union with the souls of the just. As the indwelling of the Holy Spirit is an operation of God outside himself and as all activity of God outside the Trinity is common to the three persons, the indwelling of the Holy Spirit implies the indwelling of...
  • What Do You Know About Your Guardian Angels?

    08/28/2012 1:24:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 56 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | August 27, 2012 | Alexandra Richards
    [1]When you were a kid you were told that you have a mysterious spirit that supposedly floats around wherever you go. You learned that this mysterious spirit was good and that he would keep you safe. You probably even learned that famous prayer [2]. In short, you and I learned that we have a lifelong companion whom we still know very little about. What do you know about your guardian angel?Our own guardian angels are chosen by God from the last of the nine choirs of the spirits of light. They form part of the third hierarchy of angels...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT, 08-28-12

    08/28/2012 8:40:24 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 08-28-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT The third person of the Trinity, who eternally proceeds from the Father and the Son and is really distinct from them yet coequal with them as God. To him are attributed all the works of the Trinity that pertain to the sanctification of the human race. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Christian Suicide Watch: New Jersey Church Honored Ramadan ~ Video

    08/28/2012 5:52:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Logan's Warning ^ | 8.28.2012 | Christopher Logan
    As you can see the Reverend is reaching out to Muslims. Does he really think that no other Christians have tried doing this in 1400 years? Does he not know about the centuies long Islamic persectuion Egypt’s Coptic Christians? Does he not know of the plight of the Assyrian Christians of Iraq? Or the wide spread persecution of Christians across the Islamic world? Is he not aware that the Islamic prayer preaches hatred against Christians? Is he not aware that Islam instructs Muslims not to befriend Christians? That Islam instructs Muslims to lie, and that the Koran calls for Muslim...
  • “Is the God of Calvinism a Moral Monster?” [Calvinist Caucus]

    08/27/2012 9:24:23 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 46 replies
    Patheos ^ | August 22, 2012 | David French
    That’s the title of an interesting and thought-provoking post by Justin Taylor at The Gospel Coalition. Justin embedded a video interview left on the cutting-room-floor of the forthcoming documentary Hellbound. In the video (embedded below), Justin grapples with a question I often receive — is a God who only saves some of His children a moral monster?I’m not going to pretend to be a theologian and wholeheartedly recommend watching Justin’s response (as well as reading his blog), but I will make an observation or two through the prism of my legal training. First, much of what we believe is right...
  • The core tenet of Christianity is belief in the Holy Trinity, neither BHO or Romney believe~!

    08/27/2012 6:30:52 PM PDT · by stpio · 259 replies
    Read paragraph #234 of the Catechism and a powerful recent message from Our Lord's mother about the Holy Trinity, given on Trinity Sunday. Look how far we have gone away, we do not have a choice for a Christian leader and so few care. ~ ~ ~ Message of Our Lady - Mary, Full of Grace The Advent of the New World - Words of Our Lady THE TIME OF PREPARATION FOR THE PURIFICATION OF HUMANITY June 3, 2012 - Feast of the Holy Trinity Dear children, today, the day of the Lord, with much love and affection I come...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PASSIONTIDE, 08-27-12

    08/27/2012 9:16:02 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 08-27-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):PASSIONTIDE The week before Easter from Passion Palm Sunday to and including the Easter Vigil. It was formerly the last two weeks before Easter Sunday. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Two Hard Sayings on One Day. A Meditation on the Readings for the 21st Sunday of the Year

    08/26/2012 1:34:53 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | August 25, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Today’s readings feature two “hard sayings,” one on the Eucharist, the other on marriage. One is hard because it defies our sensibilities, the other is hard because it is out of season and politically incorrect.The first hard saying is Jesus’ insistence that the Eucharist is actually his Body and Blood and that we must eat his true Flesh and drink his true Blood as our true food, as our necessary manna to sustain us in our journey through the desert of this life to the Promised Land of Heaven. We have examined this teaching extensively in previous weeks and it...
  • Following the Truth:Don’t Be Afraid To Cross The Line For Jesus!(Catholics MUST evangelize!)

    08/25/2012 3:00:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies
    FollowingtheTruth.com ^ | Jul 3rd, 2012 | Gary Zimak
    Don’t Be Afraid To “Cross The Line” For Jesus! Jul 3rd, 2012by Gary Zimak. “There was a preacher once who was saying to the congregation, ‘It is wrong to steal horses.’ The congregation answered, ‘Amen,amen.’ ‘It is wrong to steal cows.’ ‘Amen, Amen!’ Then he said, ‘It is wrong to steal chickens.’ And someone shouted back, ‘Now he is meddling.’ Up until that point, conscience was not touched.” (Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen)I recently wrote a blog post about the need for Catholics to take action against some of President Obama’s policies, mainly his health care plan and the HHS...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: TEN TRIBES, 08-25-12

    08/25/2012 11:36:56 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 08-25-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):TEN TRIBES The ten social units of Israel that, after the death of Solomon (933 B.C.), separated from the two tribes of Judah and Benjamin to form the Kingdom of Israel. Those two tribes formed the Kingdom of Judah. When Israel was conquered by the Assyrians in 721 B.C., many of the more prominent Jews were exiled to Assyria, and their descendants either merged with the Gentiles or became part of the later Jewish Diaspora. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Be a Witness for Truth

    08/24/2012 11:03:26 AM PDT · by rhema · 8 replies
    Exposing the ELCA ^ | 8/23/12 | Rebecca Julius
    Rebecca Julius sent me the following letter and gave me permission to share it with you. Rebecca is a student at an ELCA college. I praise God for Rebecca and pray God will raise up faithful men and women to stand up with her. In first Corinthians 5, Paul writes to God's people concerning sexual immorality, and chastises them for their pride and boasting over something evil. He talks about judgement - not hating or being hypocritical, but keeping those who profess Christ's name accountable to their faith and fellowship. Too often today, Christians that oppose homosexuality and same-sex marriage...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: ACTUAL INTENTION, 08-24-12

    08/24/2012 8:29:21 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 08-24-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):ACTUAL INTENTION The intention that a person freely makes to perform a given action, and that exists and influences him at the time he is doing the action, e.g., administering a sacrament. See Also: HABITUAL INTENTION,See Also: INTENTION,See Also: INTERPRETATIVE INTENTION,See Also: VIRTUAL INTENTION All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Being a Pastor and Speaking Out in Today’s Culture

    08/23/2012 8:55:31 PM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 27 replies
    Reformed Theological Seminary ^ | 8/17/2012 | Dr. Michael Milton
    Perhaps this article by Dr. Michael Milton, the chancellor of Reformed Theological Seminary, will be of some benefit to Reformed brothers involved in politics: http://michaelmilton.org/2012/08/17/being-a-pastor-and-speaking-out-in-todays-culture/ Dr. Milton is much more important than me. If "Two Kingdoms" people want to argue that the views of the chancellor of Reformed Theological Seminary are not Reformed, that would make for an interesting debate. I have my own problems with RTS, but this article isn't one of them. Key quote: "... if the matter is important enough for me to address in preaching or writing, I believe I am just being pastoral to God’s...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PROPAGATION OF THE FAITH, 08-23-12

    08/23/2012 8:16:18 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 08-23-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):PROPAGATION OF THE FAITH An international association for the assistance, by prayers and alms, of Catholic missionaries throughout the world. Founded in 1822 at Lyons, France, by Pauline Jaricot. It is now under the auspices of the Sacred Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (Propagation of the Faith). All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Lessons from Catholic Evangelists

    08/23/2012 5:46:06 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | August 23, 2012 | Jim Graves
    Five prominent Catholic apologists share their methods of spreading the Good News and defending the Faith. Left to right: Austen Ivereigh, Dave Armstrong, Tom Peterson, Patrick Coffin In a meeting last year with Church leaders involved in the New Evangelization, Pope Benedict XVI said, “Today’s world needs people who proclaim and testify that it is Christ who teaches the art of living, the way of true happiness, because he himself is the path of life.” “Dear friends, being evangelizers is not a privilege but a commitment that comes from faith,” the Holy Father continued. “To the question the Lord addresses...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: IDOL, 08-22-12

    08/22/2012 11:15:44 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 08-22-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):IDOL Any creature that is given divine honors. It need not be a figure or representation, and may be a person. In fact, it may be oneself, or some creation of one's own mind or will. An object becomes an idol when it is treated as an end in itself, with no reference to God. (Etym. Latin idolum, image, picture, idol; from Greek eid_lon, phantom, idol.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Filipino bishops: We will strip Catholic status if schools defy Church teaching

    08/21/2012 10:52:33 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    LSN ^ | 8.21.2012 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    – Catholic schools that fail to uphold Church teaching may be stripped of their affiliation with the Church, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) warned last week. “If we are a Catholic school, we should not teach anything contrary to the official teaching of the Church,” Archbishop Jose Palma, the CBCP’s president, told CBCPNews, the conference’s official news service. Stressing that parents who send their children to Catholic schools expect the schools to be faithful to the teachings of the Church, Archbishop Palma, who heads the Cebu archdiocese, said, “They are hoping that their children will learn the...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: CAPITAL PUNISHMENT, 08-21-12

    08/21/2012 8:34:37 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 08-21-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):CAPITAL PUNISHMENT The death penalty imposed by the state for the punishment of grave crimes. It is certain from Scripture that civil authorities may lawfully put malefactors to death. Capital punishment was enacted for certain grievous crimes in the Old Law, e.g., blasphemy, sorcery, adultery, and murder. Christian dispensation made no essential change in this respect, as St. Paul expressly says: "The state is there to serve God for your benefit. If you break the law, however, you may well have fear: the bearing of the sword has its significance" (Romans 13:4). Among the errors of...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: SEGNATURA APOSTOLICA, 08-20-12

    08/20/2012 9:00:52 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 08-20-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    eatured Term (selected at random):SEGNATURA APOSTOLICA The highest tribunal of the Holy See; its origins go back to Pope Eugenius IV (reigned 1431-47). As reconstituted by Pope Paul VI in 1967, the Segnatura has two areas of competency, namely: 1. over tribunals already established, pilgrimages to Rome, matrimonial cases of nullity, erection of regional and interregional tribunals, handling cases involving concordats between various nations and the Holy See; 2. settling disputes arising from acts of administrative ecclesiastical power as a court of appeal, deciding on administrative controversies sent to it by the congregations of the Roman Curia, and judging on...
  • Dispensational Principles (Nos. 31-33) - The Prayers of the Lord's Prisoner (Dispensational)

    08/18/2012 10:19:48 PM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 6 replies
    THINGS TO COME, A Journal of Biblical Literature | Feb, Mar, Apr 1913 | Charles Welch
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  • Guns Don’t Kill People, Doctors Kill People!

    08/18/2012 9:52:35 PM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 15 replies
    Email Subscription from Dr. Boys | August 17, 2012 | Don Boys, Ph.D.
    An organization devoted to helping health care professionals who have been falsely accused of medical misconduct declared that “doctors are approximately 9,000 times more likely to accidentally kill someone than gun owners.” Humm, so guns don’t kill people; doctors kill people. (Semmelweis Society International.) It seems some medical doctors have no shame as proved when they took advantage of the mass shooting of six Sikhs at their temple in Wisconsin by a nut case. I always expect shameless politicians to take advantage of any tragedy to grab guns but they will never use such experiences as a platform to demand...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: SARAI, 08-18-12

    08/18/2012 10:48:59 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 08-18-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):SARAI See: SARAH All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Dispensational Principles - The Prayers of the Lord's Prisoner (Dispensational)

    08/18/2012 7:23:27 AM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 6 replies
    THINGS TO COME, A Journal of Biblical Literature | January, 1913 | Editors
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  • The Church is a Bride, not a Widow

    08/17/2012 1:50:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | August 16, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The readings from the Feast of the Assumption still echo in my mind. I am particularly mindful of their announcement of victory: I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have salvation and power come, and the Kingdom of our God and the authority of his Anointed One. Rev (12:10) Then comes the end, when [Christ] hands over the Kingdom to his God and Father, when he has destroyed every sovereignty and every authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death, for...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: HELP OF THE SICK SCAPULAR, 08-17-12

    08/17/2012 8:46:26 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Catholic Reference.net ^ | 08-17-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):HELP OF THE SICK SCAPULAR The badge of a confraternity, founded in 1860, associated with the Society of St. Camillus, patron of hospitals. It is black, with a picture of the Blessed Virgin. Approved by Popes Pius IX and Leo XIII. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: TRUE CROSS, 08-16-12

    08/16/2012 9:11:41 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 08-16-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random): .subadimg { text-align:center; } .subadimg a img { border:none; }   TRUE CROSS The cross on which the Savior died. It was very probably discovered in A.D. 326 by St. Helena, mother of Emperor Constantine. A part of this cross is said to be preserved in the Church of Santa Croce in Rome. The feast of the Exaltation (or Triumph) of the Holy Cross is celebrated on September 14 in the Latin Rite. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Promoting Sin in the ELCA

    08/16/2012 5:38:07 AM PDT · by rhema · 19 replies
    Exposing the ELCA ^ | 8/16/12 | Dan Skogen
    “Grace is not your average Lutheran church,” so says the ELCA’s Grace Lutheran Church in a Houston, TX. I say that isn't necessarily so. I believe Grace Lutheran gives us a picture of what many ELCA churches ARE like and what most ELCA churches will be. And it’s time that all the Midwest ELCA churches, rural ELCA churches, head-in-the-sand churches and members everywhere understand what the ELCA has become. Let me tell you about Grace Lutheran. Their church website recommends giving kids a children’s book about homosexual marriage. The book is called Donovan’s Big Day. One of Grace Lutheran's church...
  • Breaking Bread With the Enemy: The Al Smith Dinner

    08/15/2012 6:54:33 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 6 replies
    Patheos ^ | Aug 09, 2012 | Kathy Schiffer
    Breaking Bread With the Enemy: The Al Smith Dinner August 9, 2012 By Kathy Schiffer 72 Comments “So he’s given us a year to figure out how to violate our consciences…”“You’ve got a dramatic, radical intrusion of a government bureaucracy into the internal life of the church…”–Most Rev. Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New YorkCardinal Egan welcomes President George W. Bush and Al Gore Cardinal Timothy Dolan has been an outspoken critic of the health care mandate imposed by the Department of Health and Human Services, requiring all businesses (even Catholic organizations) to offer free contraception and abortifacients as part of...
  • Yes Jesus had dinner with sinners, but private ones, not photo ops

    08/15/2012 6:39:25 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 4 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Aug 09, 2012 | Phil Lawler
    Yes Jesus had dinner with sinners, but private ones, not photo ops by Phil Lawler Thu Aug 09 1:58 PM EST August 9, 2012 (CatholicCulture.org) - Jesus ate with tax collectors. And Cardinal Dolan plans to eat with President Obama — who, Chief Justice Roberts tells us, has imposed a “tax” on employers who refuse to subsidize contraception. But there’s a difference. When Jesus sat with tax collectors, the dinners were private. They were not “photo ops” for political candidates. The Lord could speak directly to the hearts of his dining companions, and convert them. Remember, St. Matthew left the...
  • Understanding of the Wrath of God

    08/15/2012 1:46:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | August 14, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Not long ago I saw a bottle of hot sauce with the creative name “Wrath of God!” Now that’s gotta be some hot sauce!But what is God’s wrath? It is spoken of often in the scriptures and it is a concept with which we have to be careful. On the one hand we cannot simply dismiss the concept as contradictory to the fact that God is love. But neither can we fail to see God’s wrath apart from his love.As a follow up last week’s discussions on Hell, it seems worthwhile to consider some aspects of the very complicated and...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: POSTULATION, 08-15-12

    08/15/2012 10:25:35 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 08-15-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):POSTULATION A request for the appointment of a highly qualified candidate to an office of which he would not ordinarily by elected because of a canonical impediment. Church law recognized this as a legitimate method of appointment. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • ELCA Bishop Bashes Chick-fil-A and Its Supporters

    08/15/2012 4:53:30 AM PDT · by rhema · 26 replies
    Exposing the ELCA ^ | 8/11/12 | Dan Skogen
    This week ELCA Bishop of the North Texas-Northern Louisiana Mission Area, Kevin S. Kanouse wrote a blog (see here) calling those who support Chick-fil-A bullies and he blamed “preachers (?)” for people going to show their support for Chick-fil-A. This after the widespread temper tantrum and bullying from liberals and homosexuals against Chick-fil-A’s president for stating he believes in the Biblical view of one man, one woman marriage. Notice, too, that the ELCA bishop disparages the preachers by placing a question mark after referencing them, apparently implying that he questions whether they are true Christian preachers. ELCA Bishop Kanouse mockingly...
  • Lutherans meet in MN, divided over marriage amendment

    08/15/2012 4:40:46 AM PDT · by rhema · 15 replies
    KARE 11 ^ | Aug 15, 2012 | Jana Shortal
    GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - The ELCA vote of 2009 divided Lutherans forever. The decision to allow gay and lesbian pastors in committed relationships to be ordained into ministry caused a ripple effect of defections. On Tuesday many of those ripples gathered for a Lutheran conference at Calvary Lutheran Church in Golden Valley. Some of them reflecting on who they have become as a faith community since then. "The positive part about it is its helped people to I think discern who they are and what they believe and what is important in life and ministry," Pastor Steve Dornbusch of Calvary...
  • “What Is Your Will for Me, O God?” (St. Jane Frances de Chantal) [Ecumenical]

    08/14/2012 4:19:31 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    WAU.org ^ | August 2012 | Jill Boughton
    “What Is Your Will for Me, O God?” St. Jane de Chantal By: Jill Boughton “I await your plan. I want to live only for you.” Easy for a saint to say? Consider the fact that this saint, a passionate woman with strong desires, had to keep revising her understanding of God’s plan for her. Determined to glorify God with her life, she willingly set aside one objective after another until she discovered that only in God’s time and way could her deepest desires be fulfilled. Would she be a wife and mother? A cloistered nun? A pioneering foundress?...