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  • Why Sola Scriptura Honestly Scares Me

    07/10/2014 8:05:46 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 186 replies ^ | July 22, 2013 | Ryan Adams
    Being raised in a Protestant home, the Scriptures were (and in many ways still are) the end-all-be-all of the faith for me. However, there is a reason I am no longer a Protestant. This reason has many branches but all points back to one thing, context. Given the necessity of context, I find the whole idea of “Scripture Alone” horrifying. What it is: Sola Scriptura is the idea that Christianity ought to be based off of “Scripture Alone” (which is the English translation of “Sola Scriptura”), that is to say, it should be without ritual, or the teaching authority of...
  • Catholic and Patriotic

    07/09/2014 9:38:41 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 14 replies ^ | July 2, 2014 | Brother-André Marie
    Patriotism is a great virtue. To be a patriot is to love one’s fatherland. This means that it is to love the land of the people that sired you. Patriotism is a natural overflow of the virtue of piety — that is, the virtue of the home. As piety would have us rendering what is due in justice to parents and other family members, patriotism would have us render the same to our nation, its government, and our fellow citizens. Both of these are a matter of justice, for the virtues of piety and patriotism are parts of that cardinal...
  • Twelve Ways to Know God

    07/08/2014 6:25:55 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 4 replies
    Jesus defines eternal life as knowing God (Jn 17:3). What are the ways? In how many different ways can we know God, and thus know eternal life? When I take an inventory, I find twelve. 1. The final, complete, definitive way, of course, is Christ, God himself in human flesh. 2. His church is his body, so we know God also through the church. 3. The Scriptures are the church's book. This book, like Christ himself, is called "The Word of God." 4. Scripture also says we can know God in nature see Romans 1. This is an innate, spontaneous,...
  • 10 Things You Should Know About the American Founding

    07/07/2014 7:11:41 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 8 replies ^ | July 3, 2014 | Bradley J. Birzer
    On this Fourth of July, 236 years after Congress declared independence from the British Empire through the Declaration of Independence, it’s well worth reminding ourselves of a number of things about the Founding era. In 1776, numerous individuals, families, committees, congregations, localities, and states had already proclaimed their independence, and almost no remaining imperial structure could continue to operate with any legitimacy in what would very soon become thirteen states. By the very beginning of July of 1776, it became clear that members of Congress would have to catch up quickly to the more activist localities, hoping to rein in...
  • Toronto cardinal: Catholic teaching on divorce not changing

    07/07/2014 6:53:20 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 2 replies ^ | July 2, 2014 | CNA/EWTN News
    Toronto, Canada, Jul 2, 2014 / 12:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic teaching on divorce and remarriage is “not open to change” as it is faithful to Jesus but the Church can do better in helping those suffering in this area, says Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto. “Although it would not be right for them to receive the sacraments, we need to find better ways to reach out to people in this situation, to offer them loving assistance,” the cardinal said in an interview published on the Word on Fire blog June 25. He said one form of help would be...
  • Why Everyone Should Oppose Same-Sex Marriage

    07/06/2014 12:39:59 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 23 replies ^ | June 20, 2014 | Matthew Olson
    The arguments in favor of same-sex civil marriage are well known. Thrown into the ring are the buzzwords of “equality” and “discrimination”. So the typical argument goes: Discrimination is bad, and equality is good, so our government should give homosexual couples the recognition and subsidies reserved for heterosexual couples. But there are problems with those. For one thing, discrimination and prejudice are innate to our psyche. If I have a soccer ball, for example, I will only intend to use it for soccer, because that is its purpose. Since I refuse to use it for basketball, does that mean I...
  • The History of America In 12 Movies

    07/06/2014 8:56:44 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 27 replies ^ | July 4, 2014 | John Nolte
    Here in Boone, NC, the most perfect and beautiful spot in all of America (and therefore the universe), the sky is blue and the air is cool and dry. For that reason, a movie festival is probably not on my agenda this holiday weekend. But for those of you stuck inside, what better way is there to celebrate the 4th of July than with a movie binge that takes you through the history of this great country of ours. My list is not perfect. Lists never are. It's a starting point. Feel free to make your own recommendations.
  • Hobby Lobby 4th July Message

    07/04/2014 8:28:19 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 4 replies ^ | July 4, 2014 | Hobby Lobby
    Hobby Lobby wishes everyone a blessed 4th of July.
  • Nun Who Challenged Billy the Kid is on the Road to Sainthood

    07/04/2014 6:59:19 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 11 replies ^ | June 26, 2014 | Tony Rossi
    The Archdiocese of Santa Fe announced Wednesday it is exploring sainthood for an Italian-born nun who challenged Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs and helped open New Mexico territory hospitals and schools. Archbishop Michael Sheehan said he has received permission from the Vatican to open the “Sainthood Cause” for Sister Blandina Segale, an educator and social worker who worked in Ohio, Colorado and New Mexico. Segale, a nun with the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, came to Trinidad, Colorado, in 1877 to teach poor children and was later transferred to Santa Fe, where she co-founded public and Catholic schools. During...
  • The Pope: We are Christians because we belong to the Church, "can't love God outside of the Church"

    07/03/2014 4:10:21 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 249 replies ^ | June 25, 2014 | The Vatican
    Vatican City (AsiaNews) - "We are not isolated and we are not Christians individually, each on his or her own". Instead, we are all part of the Church, "a large family, where one is welcomed," where "one learns to live as believers and disciples of the Lord Jesus," Pope Francis said. Speaking in the last general audience before the July break, the Holy Father devoted his catechesis to the Church before a crowd of 35,000 in St Peter's Square. Despite a few drops of rain, he walked extensively among the assembled faithful. In his address, he warned against those who...
  • B-1 Bomber for Sale

    07/03/2014 6:54:20 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 25 replies ^ | May 12, 2014
    About 14 years ago a B-1 bomber was in here (Billings , MT) doing practice approaches and touch and goes. On one of the landings the pilot sets his brakes on fire. He taxis in, and the airport parks him on a taxiway and then puts cones around him until parts and mechanics can be brought in from Ellsworth AFB the next day. The next day is a Saturday, which doesn’t have much going on, so we get to laughing in the tower that maybe somebody should hang a For Sale sign on the plane. We convince one of our...
  • Family Problems

    07/03/2014 5:42:49 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 12 replies
    July 3, 2014
    Two men met at a bus stop and struck up a conversation. One of them kept complaining of family problems. Finally, the other man said, "You think you have family problems? Listen to my situation. A few years ago, I met a young widow with a grown-up daughter, and we got married. Later my father married my stepdaughter. That made my stepdaughter my stepmother and my father became my stepson. Also, my wife became mother-in-law of her father-in-law. "Then the daughter of my wife, my stepmother, had a son. This boy was my half-brother because he was my father's son,...
  • Why Do Nuns Need Birth Control?

    07/02/2014 2:57:00 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 23 replies ^ | July 2, 2014 | Joseph Backholm
    When the Supreme Court released their decision inHobby Lobby v. Sebelius on Monday it started the race to understand what it means for the other challenges to the contraceptive mandate in Obamacare. The Hobby Lobby case established that the mandate violates the religious freedom of private, family owned companies, but a number of religiously affiliated non-profit organizations have challenged the mandate as well. Obamacare includes an exemption from the mandate for churches, but that does not extend to thousands of religiously affiliated organizations like hospitals, colleges, universities, religious schools, and charities. For example, Tyndale House Publishing, which is owned by...
  • Too Many Catholics on the Bench?

    07/02/2014 6:39:31 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 19 replies ^ | July 1, 2014 | Bill Donohue
    Bill Donohue notes the reaction of bigots to the Hobby Lobby case: “Once again an all-Catholic, all-male, all-ultra-conservative majority of five has voted en bloc to eviscerate fundamental rights,” said Annie Laurie Gaylor of the atheist Freedom From Religion Foundation. Yup. Catholics always conspire to do things “en bloc” (save for Sonia). “Court’s Catholic Justices Attack Women’s Rights” is the headline of Margery Eagan’s Boston Herald article (it’s those Catholics again). The American Humanist Association issued a statement with a picture of a rosary next to birth control pills. Cute. In the Huffington Post, Ryan Grim noted that “these men...
  • The story of Father McGivney, extraordinary priest

    06/29/2014 2:04:15 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 17 replies ^ | June 28, 2014 | Andrea Gagliarducci
    Rome, Italy, Jun 28, 2014 / 04:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A new Italian edition of a book about the life of Father Michael McGivney tells the story of his extraordinary life as a parish priest, the inspiration that led him to found the Knights of Columbus, and the chronicle of his ongoing canonization process. “In reading this book, it will be clear that Father McGivney isn't only a model for American priests, but for all priests as well,” Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, stressed at a June 25 presentation in Rome. The Italian edition of “Parish...
  • Traditional Catholics Perplexed Over N.Y. Parish’s Rumored Closing [Catholic Caucus]

    06/28/2014 3:39:05 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 24 replies ^ | June 27, 2014 | BRIAN FRAGA
    NEW YORK — Every week day, several traditional Catholics in New York City gather for a 6pm traditional Latin Mass at the Church of the Holy Innocents, a Gothic-Revival structure in Manhattan’s Garment District. On Sundays, a 10:30am sung high Mass in the extraordinary form, which features a talented schola, attracts more than 200 worshippers. The traditional parish community also attends a Sunday Rosary and 2:30pm vespers service that consistently draws more people than the 12:30pm English-language Mass. “The Masses there are packed. They have sung Latin Masses at all major feast days and processions. What other church does that?”...
  • BREAKING: 25,000-35,000 Democratic Voters Carried Thad Cochran to Victory

    06/26/2014 7:53:51 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 260 replies ^ | June 25, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Mitch McConnell, the NRSC and the Chamber of Commerce went all in for moderate Thad Cochran in Mississippi (57% conservative rating with Heritage Action): Back in Washington, Cochran’s most important allies resolved to muffle their anxiety and stick with him for another three weeks. The Chamber of Commerce polled the race, concluded the senator had a difficult but viable path to victory; the group began brainstorming inventive ways to make a splash in the state, culminating with a sensational commercial starring NFL legend Brett Favre. National Republican Senatorial Committee political director Ward Baker, confronted with Beltway pessimism about Cochran’s chances,...
  • Ireland's "Mass Grave" Hoax

    06/23/2014 5:44:29 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 14 replies ^ | June 23, 2014 | William Donohue
    Over the past month, the public has been treated to a series of news stories alleging that Irish nuns threw almost 800 babies into a septic tank outside a home for “fallen women” and children in the 20th century. As it turns out, the “mass grave” story is a hoax. To read Bill Donohue’s article, “Ireland’s ‘Mass Grave’ Hysteria,” click at link. It is being widely distributed in Ireland, England, and the United States.
  • Walmart’s Response To The New York Times Is Great

    06/23/2014 8:08:06 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 57 replies ^ | June 22, 2014 | The Daily Caller
    Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, recently decided to go into the newspaper editing business. The Arkansas-based company responded to an article from New York Times columnist Timothy Egan, titled “The Corporate Daddy” by doing the work that it felt Egan’s Times editors should have done. “Thanks for sharing your first draft,” reads a red-inked note from Walmart, which is known more for its low prices than its snark. “Below are a few thoughts to ensure something inaccurate doesn’t get published,” continued the note, which was posted at Walmart’s blog and is attributed to David Tovar, Walmart’s director of corporate communications....
  • Fortnight For Freedom: More and Fisher, Martyrs For the Catholic Church and Freedom

    06/23/2014 4:06:07 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 4 replies ^ | June 22, 2014 | Thomas R. McClarey
    Forasmuch, my lord, as this indictment is grounded upon an act of Parliament directly oppugnant to the laws of God and his holy church, the supreme government of which, or of any part thereof, may no temporal prince presume by any law to take upon him, as rightfully belonging to the See of Rome, a spiritual preeminence by the mouth of our Savior himself, personally present upon the earth, to Saint Peter and his successors, bishops of the same see, by special prerogative granted; it is therefore in law amongst Christian men, insufficient to charge any Christian man…. Saint Thomas...
  • Associated Press Apologizes for Its Coverage of the Irish Orphanage Story

    06/21/2014 12:57:39 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 8 replies ^ | June 21, 2014 | Kathy Schiffer
    Associated Press has issued an apology for its errant reporting regarding claims of a mass grave for children of unwed mothers on the grounds of Tuam Home, an Irish home for unwed mothers. Since the disturbing story broke early this month regarding the Tuam Home for unwed mothers in Ireland, where 796 babies were purportedly “dumped into a septic tank”, the Patheos bloggers have been on the case. I had, early on, been concerned that the facts might not be as reported. I didn’t blog about it here, but over on Facebook, we had a spirited discussion in which I...
  • To Hell And Back (Remembering Audie Murphy, June 20, 1925 - May 28, 1971)

    06/21/2014 6:56:27 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 25 replies ^ | June 20, 2014 | Donald R. McClarey
    Today would be the 88th birthday of Audie Murphy if he had not died in a plane crash, fittingly enough on Memorial Day weekend, forty-three years ago. In the Fifties actor Audie Murphy achieved stardom, mainly in Westerns. Murphy looked like a typical Hollywood “pretty boy” but he was anything but. From a family of 12 in Texas, he was the sixth child, Murphy had dropped out of school in the fifth grade to help support his dirt poor family after his worthless father ran off. His mother died in 1941. In 1942 he enlisted in the Army at 16,...
  • A Response to Bill O'Reilly on Homosexuality and Marriage

    06/20/2014 3:49:46 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 33 replies ^ | April 19, 2014 | Fr. Marcel Guarnizo
    In recent weeks, Mr. Bill O'Reilly has reached his very large television and web site audience with several claims that more than "Bible thumping" will be required to defend marriage. He has stated that the battle to preserve marriage is in fact lost. He has reported that his libertarian position on the matter makes the defense of marriage irrelevant. And, further, he has implied that biblical teaching is unacceptable in the public square.
  • Cause for Venerable Sheen’s Beatification moves to next step

    06/20/2014 2:31:35 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 9 replies
    Cause for Venerable Sheen’s Beatification moves to next step Peoria, IL — The Most Reverend Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, Bishop of Peoria and President of the Archbishop Fulton Sheen Foundation, received word today that the seven-member theological commission who advise the Congregation of the Causes of Saints at the Vatican unanimously agreed that a reported miracle should be attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Archbishop Fulton Sheen. The case involved a stillborn baby born in September 2010. For over an hour the child demonstrated no signs of life as medical professionals attempted every possible life saving...
  • What Does Jesus Mean by Hypocrisy? It’s More than You Might Think

    06/19/2014 6:31:26 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 4 replies ^ | June 18, 2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In the Gospel from Ash Wednesday’s Mass, Jesus gives an extended teaching on the problem of hypocrisy. You can read it here: Matthew 6 – On Hypocrisy. In the modern age we have tended to reduce the idea of hypocrisy to duplicity. The modern notion is that a hypocrite is someone who says one thing but does another, a person who is two-faced, inconsistent, or phony. Jesus’ teaching on hypocrisy does not exclude this definition, but it is far richer.
  • Abbott's First TV Ad Against Wendy Davis Airs During World Cup--in Spanish

    06/19/2014 10:02:36 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 10 replies ^ | June 19, 2014 | Bob Price
    HOUSTON, Texas—Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Greg Abbott launched his first statewide television ad against his Democrat opponent Wendy Davis during the World Cup game between the Brazil and Mexico on Tuesday night. The ad was produced and broadcast in Spanish language. Abbott appears to be making a move on the Hispanic market after Davis’ failure to win in half of the counties along the Texas/Mexico border.
  • Saint Athanasius on the Trinity

    06/16/2014 3:36:49 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 4 replies ^ | June 15, 2014 | Donald R. McClarey
    We acknowledge the Trinity, holy and perfect, to consist of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. In this Trinity there is no intrusion of any alien element or of anything from outside, nor is the Trinity a blend of creative and created being. It is a wholly creative and energizing reality, self-consistent and undivided in its active power, for the Father makes all things through the Word and in the Holy Spirit, and in this way the unity of the holy Trinity is preserved. Accordingly, in the Church, one God is preached, one God who is above all...
  • Southern Baptist Convention: Trans People Don’t Exist

    06/15/2014 1:15:18 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 101 replies ^ | June 12, 2014 | Tyler Lopez
    Forget decades of scientific studies and transgender people’s own lives—the Southern Baptist Convention has gone ahead and decided gender is only about your junk. “Gender” refers to one’s felt, and societally constructed, sense of being male, female, or somewhere in between. As understood by a generation of psychologists, sociologists, and other scientists, it is distinct from sex, which has to do with biology, genitalia, and genetics. Put roughly, sex is between your legs. Gender is between your ears.
  • Then There Were Three: The Democrat Holdouts on Same-Sex Marriage

    06/15/2014 7:24:59 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 11 replies ^ | April 8, 2013 | Lindsey Boerma
    It's been almost a year since President Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage, and the dominoes have steadily fallen as 54 of 100 U.S. senators - including two Republicans - have joined the cause's scaffolding. Retiring South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson's announcement Monday that his "views have evolved sufficiently to support marriage equality legislation" whittles the number of outlying senators in the Democratic Caucus to three: a number that will likely stand until the 2014 midterm elections. Johnson, who announced last month he would not seek reelection, said in a press release that "lengthy consideration" brought him around to...
  • Are We Living in the End Times?

    06/14/2014 4:58:45 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 170 replies ^ | June 13, 2013 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    In the fundamentalist Bible church I attended as a child we would regularly have long sermons about the “end times”. These were based on an interpretative system of the Bible called “Dispensationalism”. The roots of this theology were the idea that history could be broken down into various “dispensations” or time periods and that God behaved differently and different things happened to the human race in these different dispensations. Part of this teaching was that the “rapture” would take place in which all the Christian people would be supernaturally whisked up into heaven and the sinners would remain behind. Thus...
  • Islam and the Crucifixion

    06/14/2014 8:19:21 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 19 replies ^ | June 10, 2014 | Jon Sorensen
    Islam teaches that Jesus was not crucified. Instead, Muslims believe He was raised bodily to heaven by God. You may encounter this objection to the Christian faith when you engage in discussions with Muslim apologists. This argument finds it's roots in the Qur'an.
  • Bergdahl Held In Solidary Confinement for Two Years (so says the American Taliban himself)

    06/13/2014 1:42:56 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 30 replies ^ | June 13, 2014 | Fox News
    Officials say Bergdahl, during that period, only talked to his captors through the wall of a six-foot by six-foot metal box, which he was kept in....
  • Who Was Theophilus?

    06/12/2014 5:09:17 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 36 replies ^ | June 11, 2014 | Kathy Schiffer
    In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day that He was taken up, after he had given commandment through the Holy Spirit, to the apostles whom he had chosen. To them he had presented himself alive..... Acts 1:1
  • Changes in Liturgical Disciple {Catholic Caucus)

    06/12/2014 3:32:41 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 6 replies ^ | June 9, 2014 | Bob Drury
    If liturgical awareness begins at about age six, only those of us 50 years or older remember the Latin Mass, which preceded the introduction of the Novus Ordo in November 1969. This introduction, over 40 years ago, would seem to be the major change in the celebration of the liturgy in the past 100 years. In this essay I propose that two other changes were much more significant".
  • US Spy Agencies Heard Benghazi Attackers Using State Dept Cell Phones to Call Terrorist Leaders

    06/12/2014 9:18:43 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 8 replies ^ | June 11, 2014 | Bret Brair, James Rosen
    The terrorists who attacked the U.S. consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 used cell phones, seized from State Department personnel during the attacks, and U.S. spy agencies overheard them contacting more senior terrorist leaders to report on the success of the operation, multiple sources confirmed to Fox News. The disclosure is important because it adds to the body of evidence establishing that senior U.S. officials in the Obama administration knew early on that Benghazi was a terrorist attack, and not a spontaneous protest over an anti-Islam video that had gone awry, as the administration claimed for...
  • Politico is right: Gay marriage will destroy the Republican Party

    06/02/2014 9:44:41 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 61 replies ^ | June 2, 2014 | Bryan Fischer
    Earlier this week Politico featured a David Lampo piece, "Gay Marriage Will Destroy the GOP." Politico is exactly right that gay marriage will destroy the GOP – but for precisely the opposite reason Lampo imagines. In his article, Lampo argues that if the GOP does not embrace gay marriage, it is doomed. The truth of the matter is exactly the opposite: it is embracing gay marriage that will doom the GOP and consign it to the ash heap of history. Politico wants us to believe the tide of history is inevitable, and the GOP either must get on board the...
  • How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization

    06/02/2014 7:13:05 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 85 replies ^ | May 2, 2005 | Thomas E. Woods
    Thomas Woods' book titled HOW THE CATHOLIC CHURCH BUILD WESTERN CIVILIZATION is an unanswerable antidote to anti-Catholic bashers and their mindless sychophants. Prof. Woods provides a compelling case that Western Civilization could not have thrived without the valuable achievements of the Catholic Church over the past 2,000 years. Prof. Woods survey of the Catholic Church in late Ancient History and during the Dark Ages makes clear that the Catholic Church authorities and especially the monks were invaluable in preserving learning. He makes clear that the early Catholic monks and nuns were the only literate people in Europe, and they preserved...
  • Messenger of the Truth: Film on Blessed Father Jerzy Popieluszko

    06/01/2014 11:39:45 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 10 replies ^ | May 31, 2014 | Joan Frawley Desmond
    A couple of days ago, I watched Messenger of the Truth, the story of Blessed Father Jerzy Popieluszko, a Polish priest who made headlines during the 1980s as the heroic chaplain of the Solidarity movement in Poland, and my mind is still occupied with the haunting images in this film. It will be playing on public television on Sunday, June 1 and Monday, June 2. Adults will re-live the historic events that unfolded in Poland in the decade leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall, and young Americans will get a remarkable lesson in how the courage and...
  • Five Catholic Facts About Elvis

    05/31/2014 8:11:54 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 23 replies ^ | August 16, 2007 | Fr Nicholas
    Elvis recorded 'The Miracle of the Rosary' in 1971 (issued on the 1972 album, Elvis Now), with the lyrics: 'O Blessed Mother we pray to thee/Thanks for the miracle of your Rosary/Only you can hold back/Your holy son's hand/Long enough for the whole world to understand/Hail, Mary full of grace/The Lord is with thee/Blessed are thou among women/And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus/O Holy Mary dear mother of God/Please pray for us sinners/Now and at the hour of our death/And give thanks once again/For the miracle of your rosary'
  • Evangelical Leader Returns To Catholicism

    05/30/2014 10:23:23 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 356 replies ^ | May 12, 2007 | Alan Cooperman
    The president of the Evangelical Theological Society, an association of 4,300 Protestant theologians, resigned this month because he has joined the Roman Catholic Church. The May 5 announcement by Francis J. Beckwith, a tenured associate professor at Baptist-affiliated Baylor University in Waco, Tex., has left colleagues gasping for breath and commentators grasping for analogies. One blogger likened it to Hulk Hogan's defection from the World Wrestling Federation to the rival World Championship Wrestling league.
  • Novena to the Holy Spirit for the Seven Gifts {Catholic Caucus)

    05/30/2014 8:31:01 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 26 replies ^ | May 30, 2014 | EWTN
    ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE HOLY SPIRIT On my knees before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses, I offer myself, soul and body to You, Eternal Spirit of God. I adore the brightness of Your purity, the unerring keenness of Your justice, and the might of Your love. You are the Strength and Light of my soul. In You I live and move and am. I desire never to grieve You by unfaithfulness to grace and I pray with all my heart to be kept from the smallest sin against You. Mercifully guard my every thought and grant that I...
  • Mansions of the Lord (In Remembrance of the Fallen)

    05/29/2014 4:54:22 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 3 replies
    John Langskov You Tube channel ^ | May 23, 2013 | John Langskov
    A tribute to the U.S. military service personnel who gave their all for our freedom.
  • Mansions Of The Lord (In Remembrance to the Fallen)

    05/28/2014 4:18:58 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet
    A tribute to the U.S. military service personnel who gave their all for our freedom.
  • The Rosary Magazine (Good to die Catholic)

    05/28/2014 10:43:30 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 96 replies ^ | Rosary Magazine
    Death often reveals the secrets of the human heart. It manifests the hidden feelings of joy or sorrow, peace or despair. Luther always feared death. He envied the very beast because it "fears no king or master, neither death nor bell, nor the devil, nor the wrath of God." His death was very mysterious, but certainly not the death of a saint. Many of his most prominent followers had the same sad experience. Dollinger enumerates a long list of them. A Protestant theologian describes them well when he says: "They became like the heathen, vain, melancholy desperates, and they closed...
  • Pope's Trip Ends With Media Circus

    05/27/2014 11:11:24 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 15 replies ^ | May 27, 2014 | Bill Donohue
    Bill Donohue comments on how the pope’s trip to the Middle East ended: Pope Francis spent three historic days in the Middle East trying to bring Christians, Jews, and Muslims together, and on the plane ride home he fielded 11 questions on nine issues. Two dealt with his trip: there was one question on Jewish-Muslim relations, and one on the status of Jerusalem. But there were three on sexual issues: priestly sexual abuse, celibacy, and divorced and remarried Catholics. It’s actually worse than this. On the “Today Show” this morning, only two issues were discussed: sexual abuse and celibacy. In...
  • Protestants Need to Convert (and Bad Catholics need to Revert)

    05/26/2014 3:23:25 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 294 replies ^ | November 5, 2013 | Brother Andre Marie
    Controversial, yes, but true. Otherwise, we don’t believe in Church dogma or the reality of the sin of heresy. Michael Voris makes some good points in this video. To the line “we don’t talk about religion and politics here,” he has added a third forbidden subject, sex. Regarding the older form of that yarn, Brother Francis once made an innocently humorous response to someone while he was out doing our work on the streets. A man said to him, “There are two things, we don’t talk about here!” To which Brother responded, with a slightly feigned naïveté, “Really? What are...
  • How a Protestant spin machine hid the truth about the English Reformation

    05/25/2014 4:39:43 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 173 replies ^ | May 23, 2014 | Dominic Selwood
    Today, May 23, is the anniversary of King Henry VIII’s divorce from Catherine of Aragon —­ the event which started the English Reformation. In 2003, Charles Clarke, Tony Blair’s Secretary of State for Education and Skills, expressed strong views on the teaching of British history. I don’t mind there being some medievalists around for ornamental purposes, but there is no reason for the state to pay for them. In response, Michael Biddiss, professor of medieval history at Reading University, suggested that Mr Clarke’s view may have been informed by Khrushchev’s notion that historians are dangerous people, capable of upsetting everything.­­­­­...
  • Deliverance Prayers

    05/25/2014 7:49:43 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 2 replies ^ | May 24, 2014 | Godwin Delali Adadzie
    POWERFUL EXORCISM PRAYER Kyrie eleison. God, our Lord, King of ages, All-powerful and Almighty, You Who made everything and Who transforms everything simply by Your will. You Who in Babylon changed into dew the flames of the “seven-times hotter” furnace and protected and saved the three holy children. You are the doctor and the physician of our souls. You are the salvation of those who turn to You. We beseech You to make powerless, banish, and drive out every diabolic power, presence and machination; every evil influence, malefice, or evil eye and all evil actions aimed against your servant. ....
  • How Can Protestants Be Saved?

    05/24/2014 8:26:44 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 213 replies ^ | May 9, 2014 | Howard Kainz
    When I, a “cradle Catholic,” am accosted by a “born again” Christian, and asked whether I am “saved,” my thoughts usually go to St. Paul’s frequent admonitions to work out your salvation in “fear and trembling.” Even St. Paul, after having been raised to the “seventh heaven,” felt it necessary to chastise his body, lest he become a castaway. (1Cor. 9:27) The conviction that one is “saved” may be the result of a powerful religious experience. (Catholics have those too!) But people sometimes interpret it like Freud, as something psychological, or just some friendly divine encouragement to keep trying, or...
  • World Over - 2014-05-22 -- EXCLUSIVE Cardinal Luis Tagle with Raymond Arroyo

    05/23/2014 5:17:22 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 1 replies ^ | May 23, 2014 |
    CARDINAL LUIS TAGLE, archbishop of Manila in the Philippines on his life and ministry to the people of Manila and his work in Rome as one of the three president-delegates at the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family being held at the Vatican in October.