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  • What St. Paul’s Example Can Teach Us About Authority

    10/05/2016 3:31:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-05-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What St. Paul’s Example Can Teach Us About Authority Msgr. Charles Pope • October 5, 2016 • In daily Mass we have been reading from second chapter of the Letter to the Galatians. In it, St. Paul recounts his personal history and describes his authority. the reviewing the faith journey of St. Paul, who describes his personal history and also his authority in the second chapter of the Letter to the Galatians. St. Paul’s story is interesting for three reasons. It can help to correct notions that some have that St. Paul’s ascended to the office of apostle (bishop)...
  • What a President can do in 2017

    05/02/2017 5:56:20 PM PDT · by DJlaysitup · 14 replies
    Vanity ^ | 5/2/2017 | DJlaysitup
    "What can our President(s) really do?...seriously...I am flabbergasted."
  • The ideas set out by Martin Luther sparked a reformation in the idea of authority itself

    03/25/2017 11:20:07 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 61 replies
    History Today ^ | March 22, 2017 | By Frank Furedi
    It is unlikely that Martin Luther set out to shatter authority. Yet the Reformation, which started with the publication of his Ninety-Five Theses in 1517, set in motion a chain of events that fundamentally undermined the idea of authority itself. Luther demanded that the papacy respond to his criticisms of the Church’s moral failings. His actions did not simply call into question the moral authority of the Church. His defiant stand gave voice to a sentiment that would eventually provide legitimation for disobeying all forms of authority. Luther’s challenge to the papacy’s moral status converged with the ascendancy of secular...
  • The Magdeburg Confession

    12/17/2009 12:06:40 PM PST · by the_conscience · 2 replies · 388+ views
    Law and History Review ^ | John Witte Jr
    Ironically, Beza found his "signal example"8 of how to deal with tyranny and resistance not so much in the work of early Calvinists as in the work of later Lutherans—particularly the Lutheran jurists and theologians who had drafted the Magdeburg Confession of 1550. The Magdeburg Confession was a major distillation of the most advanced Lutheran resistance theories of the day.9 The leaders of the small Saxon city of Magdeburg had drafted this Confession in response to the order of the Holy Roman Emperor to impose by civil law the uniform Catholic doctrines and liturgies being crafted by the Council of...
  • I-73 is not an easy sell

    10/06/2016 10:09:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Martinsville Bulletin ^ | October 2, 2016 | Ben R. Williams
    There’s a famous old fable known as “Belling the Cat.” For those who haven’t heard it, it goes like this: A bunch of mice are threatened by a vicious cat, and they call a council to figure out how to solve the problem. One mouse proposes that they place a bell around the cat’s neck. That way, they’ll hear the cat approaching and have plenty of time to run and hide. The mice applaud the plan. They love the plan. It’s a great plan. One mouse asks who’s going to volunteer to place the bell around the cat’s neck. Suddenly,...
  • How Do We Know It’s the True Church?

    08/14/2016 2:49:24 PM PDT · by ADSUM · 121 replies
    Catholic Answers ^ | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    What are the twelve traits of authority, and how do they work? First of all, it seems clear that their decision would have to be made from a historical perspective. It was not good enough to decide complex moral, social, or doctrinal issues based on popularity polls or yesterday’s newspaper. To decide difficult questions, a valid authority has to be historical.
  • Parents, educators rally behind teacher suspended for 'racist' social media posts

    03/22/2016 7:17:14 AM PDT · by G Larry · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 22 March 2016 | Unknown
    The teacher posted: “Anyone care to explain to me the school-to-prison pipeline my colleagues and I have somehow created, or perpetuated, or not done enough to interrupt? Because if you can’t prove it, the campaigns you’ve waged to deconstruct adult authority in my building by enabling student misconduct, you seriously owe us real teachers an apology. Actually, an apology won’t cut it.” "Phones and iPad devices, used for social media and gaming," wrote Olson. "There have always been rules for ‘devices,’ and defined levels of misconduct. Since we now have no backup, no functional location to send kids who won’t...
  • Off-duty special agent points gun at a man during road rage incident in Virginia Beach

    12/31/2015 11:41:02 AM PST · by csvset · 44 replies
    Pilotonline ^ | 30 december 2015 | Alissa Skelton
    VIRGINIA BEACH An off-duty Homeland Security special agent pointed a gun at another man during a road rage incident in Virginia Beach, police say. It happened around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection of London Bridge Boulevard and Dam Neck Road. Witnesses called 911 to report a man pointing a gun at another man, said Officer Tonya Pierce, a spokeswoman for the Virginia Beach Police Department. The drivers were traveling north on Dam Neck approaching London Bridge when one pulled in front of the other and stopped. The two exchanged words, and a threat may have been made, police said....
  • Dr. Ben Carson Asked a 'Gotcha' Question: Does the Bible Have Authority Over the Constitution?

    08/03/2015 7:37:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/03/2015 | BY ANUGRAH KUMAR
    "Does the Bible have authority over the Constitution?" That "gotcha" question was put to Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday. The retired neurosurgeon, however, didn't fall for the bait. NBC's Chuck Todd said it's a question from a Facebook poster by one Victor Roush, adding that it's a "simple question." "Does the Bible have authority over the constitution?" "That is not a simple question by any stretch of the imagination," Carson, retired neurosurgeon retorted. "I think probably what you have to do is ask a very specific question about a specific passage of the Bible...
  • Jewish educators called to UK authority meeting on Rosh Hashana

    07/26/2015 5:01:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 7/26/15 | Jerry Lewis
    LONDON – While British school inspection authority Ofsted holds respect for minorities high on its agenda, it has set a meeting for independent London schools – including Jewish schools – on Rosh Hashana. Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills, has the authority to insist on changes in schools if common standards and regulations aren’t met, and in extreme cases can recommend the closure of schools. It has the power to descend on a school without notice, or minimal notice, to ensure the establishment is up to scratch. High on its agenda is ensuring schools teach...
  • The United Nations is Not a Government -- They Have No Authority

    06/13/2015 11:49:21 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    The American Cowboy Chronicle ^ | June 12, 2015 | Tom Correa
    The United Nations is Not a Government -- They Have No Authority Back in 2011, I wrote about the seriousness of the corruption at the United Nations and their attempts to circumvent the Constitution of the United States, U.N. "Small Arms Treaty" Will Disarm Americans.  Well, they are still at it! Besides what is going on around the world where the UN has placed itself, on Jun 10th, 2015, it was reported that United Nations peacekeepers had "transactional sex” with 225 Haitian women in return for UN supplies. Yes, sex for food and medicine, according to a UN's new Office...
  • House GOP moves to punish State Dept. over Benghazi delays

    06/04/2015 1:25:15 PM PDT · by kidd · 26 replies
    Ritter / AP ^ | June 2, 2015 | MATTHEW DALY
    Following through on a threat, House Republicans on Tuesday proposed cutting the State Department's budget to protest its slow response in producing documents related to the investigation of the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya
  • Submission to Governing Authorities

    05/11/2015 8:16:19 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 47 replies
    The Bible | Around 56 | The Apostle Paul
    Submission to Governing Authorities Romans 13 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. 4 For...
  • Rome, authority and Argumentum Ad Infinitum

    03/14/2015 8:58:42 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 4 replies
    Daniel's Place ^ | 12/26/2014 | PuritianReformed
    <p>Before there was Catholic Answers, there was John Henry Newman, the apostate from Anglicanism. On the issue of the infallibility of the Roman Church, there is surely some continuity between the two. Protestants, in response to Roman claims on the infallibility of the Church, rightly ask how one can be infallibly certain of that. Newman's response is to say that this same argument can be used against the infallibility of the Apostles and the Scripture, the former probably as a polemic against Anglicanism and the latter against Protestantism as a whole. Since the same argument can be used against other views, either one has to abandon all usage of the words "infallibility, necessity, truth and certainty," or the argument is to be discounted altogether.</p>
  • A Refresher on “Apostolic Succession”

    02/28/2015 11:26:52 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 51 replies
    triablogue ^ | January 28, 2015 | John Bugay
    Thomas Hobbes said “The Papacy is not other than the Ghost of the deceased Roman Empire, sitting crowned upon the grave thereof”. History has borne out this statement. The question of “authority” is at the heart of every discussion between Protestants and Roman Catholics since the time of the Reformation, and yet the Church of Rome (“Roman Catholicism”) bases all of its claims to authority upon “apostolic succession” … the notion that there was an unbroken succession of “successors” from the time of the Apostles till now. Bryan Cross has said “The Church always had the concept of apostolic succession.”,...
  • Scientists seek international authority on climate geoengineering

    02/15/2015 9:40:02 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/15/15 | Jean-Louis Santini - AFP
    San José (United States) (AFP) - US scientists and legal experts are calling for a strong, international authority to regulate any man-made interventions meant to combat global warming, amid fears that the technology could be harmful to the environment. The field known as geoengineering is not currently regulated by any institution or treaty, Edward Parson, professor of environmental law at the University of California, Los Angeles, explained Saturday. "If some nations decide this year to embark on a crude untested experimental attempt to do it, we cannot prevent it," Parsons said in San Jose, California at the American Society for...
  • The Doctrine of Sola Scriptura:Is It Really Biblical?

    02/12/2015 5:41:35 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 188 replies
    The Doctrine of Sola Scriptura: Is It Really Biblical? by Tony Warren hat does sola scriptura mean, and is the doctrine Biblical? Actually, the phrase is Latin, and it was coined by the Reformation church during the 1500's. It means "Scripture solely" or "Scripture alone." By these words the faithful Christian church of this era took a stand for the Biblical principle that the Bible was God's wholey inspired and infallible Word, and as such was the sole ultimate rule of faith and practice for the church. It illustrated that by definition, the Word of God must be the...
  • What Do the Scriptures Mean which speak of “the flesh?”

    01/09/2015 7:27:11 AM PST · by Salvation · 160 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-08-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Do the Scriptures Mean which speak of “the flesh?” By: Msgr. Charles PopeThere is a common misunderstanding of the meaning of the Biblical phrase “the flesh.”  There are many references to “the flesh” in New Testament Scripture, especially in the letters of St. Paul. The phrase confuses some, who think it synonymous with the physical body or merely with sexual sin.It is true that there are many times when Scripture uses the word “flesh” to refer to the physical body. However, when the definite article “the” is placed before the word “flesh” we are most often dealing with something...
  • Ooh, he said ‘chair’” – “Florilegia” vs. the Reformation discipline of Textual Criticism</a>

    02/08/2015 11:42:11 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 15 replies
    Beggars All ^ | March 08, 2011 | - James Swan
    Ooh,ooh, he said ‘chair’” – “Florilegia” (“assertions of authority”) vs. the Reformation discipline of Textual Criticism When you’ve been involved with the sort of Protestant-vs-Roman-Catholic argumentation that we deal with on a daily basis, it’s easy to discern some patterns. As Turretin noted in the 17th century, the Roman Catholic method of defending itself is to make a claim of over-arching authority; this claim is asserted and re-asserted, as if the re-assertion carries more weight than the original assertion. This method of argument-by-authority was very common in the early medieval years. In fact, the long lists of patristic citations that...
  • FROM THE PASTOR

    02/08/2015 7:14:43 AM PST · by 9thLife · 10 replies
    Church of St. Michael ^ | February 8, 2015 | Fr. George W. Rutler
    “Says who?” That challenge to authority is not confined to adolescents. It is a valid question, provided one wants a legitimate answer. The right use of authority is a staple of civilized order, and its abuse is the engine of the worst civil crimes. That is why our government has a system of checks and balances. The source of Christ’s authority was the big question when he healed and forgave sins. He taught “as one with authority and not as the scribes.” When accused of using Satan as the source of his authority over evil spirits, he replied that a...