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  • Chapter 4: The Albigensian Attack [The Great Heresies]

    03/29/2011 10:46:27 AM PDT · by WPaCon · 67 replies
    EWTN ^ | 1938 | Hilaire Belloc
    In the heart of the Middle Ages, just when they were working up to their most splendid phase, the great thirteenth century, there arose — and was for the moment completely defeated — a singular and powerful attack upon the Catholic Church and all the culture for which it stood. This was an attack, not only on the religion that made our civilization, but on that civilization, itself; and its general name in history is "The Albigensian Heresy." In the case of this great struggle we must proceed as in the case of all our other examples by first examining...
  • Chapter 3: The Great and Enduring Heresy of Mohammed [The Great Heresies]

    03/28/2011 11:10:29 AM PDT · by WPaCon · 7 replies
    EWTN ^ | 1938 | Hilaire Belloc
    It might have appeared to any man watching affairs in the earlier years of the seventh century — say from 600 to 630 — that only one great main assault having been made against the Church, Arianism and its derivatives, that assault having been repelled and the Faith having won its victory, it was now secure for an indefinite time. Christendom would have to fight for its life, of course, against outward unchristian things, that is, against Paganism. The nature worshippers of the high Persian civilization to the east would attack us in arms and try to overwhelm us. The...
  • Chapter 2: The Arian Heresy [The Great Heresies]

    03/27/2011 11:27:11 AM PDT · by WPaCon · 14 replies
    EWTN ^ | 1938 | Hilaire Belloc
    Arianism was the first of the great heresies. There had been from the foundation of the Church at Pentecost A.D. 291 to 33 a mass of heretical movements filling the first three centuries. They had turned, nearly all of them, upon the nature of Christ. The effect of our Lord's predication, and Personality, and miracles, but most of all His resurrection, had been to move every one who had any faith at all in the wonder presented, to a conception of divine power running through the whole affair. Now the central tradition of the Church here, as in every other...
  • Chapter 1: Scheme Of This Book [The Great Heresies]

    03/26/2011 11:25:08 AM PDT · by WPaCon · 5 replies
    EWTN ^ | 1938 | Hilaire Belloc
    I propose in what follows to deal with the main attacks upon the Catholic Church which have marked her long history. In the case of all but the Moslem and the modern confused but ubiquitous attack, which is still in progress, I deal with their failure and the causes of their failure. I shall conclude by discussing the chances of the present struggle for the survival; of the Church in that very civilization which she created and which is now generally abandoning her. There is, as everybody knows, an institution proclaiming itself today the sole authoritative and divinely appointed teacher...
  • Introduction: Heresy [The Great Heresies]

    03/25/2011 11:20:21 AM PDT · by WPaCon · 29 replies
    EWTN ^ | 1938 | Hilaire Belloc
    What is a heresy, and what is the historical importance of such a thing? Like most modern words, "Heresy" is used both vaguely and diversely. It is used vaguely because the modern mind is as averse to precision in ideas as it is enamored of precision in measurement. It is used diversely because, according to the man who uses it, it may represent any one of fifty things. Today, with most people (of those who use the English language), the word "Heresy" connotes bygone and forgotten quarrels, an old prejudice against rational examination. Heresy is therefore thought to be of...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: GALLICANISM, 03-14-11

    03/14/2011 8:50:40 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies ^ | 03-14-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):GALLICANISM A cluster of doctrines, favored by the French Church, that tended to limit the authority of the Pope in relation to the bishops, and to subordinate the rights of the Church to the power of the State. The first exponents of Gallicanism were the Franciscans William of Ockham, John of Jandun, and Marsilius of Padua in the fourteenth century, who denied the divine origin of the papal primacy and would subject its exercise to the will of civil authority. Gallicanism became Conciliarism after the Great Western Schism, claiming the superiority of council over the Pope,...
  • Idolatry in the ELCA: Christ Sophia Mass

    02/03/2011 8:08:29 AM PST · by rhema · 19 replies
    Exposing the ELCA ^ | 02/01/2011
    The ELCA has placed their opinion over God’s Word. The denomination's actions and teachings show us that they place their own authority over God’s authority. They have made themselves god and that is idolatry. Not surprisingly this isn’t the only form of idolatry happening in the ELCA. ELCA church Ebenezer Lutheran, otherwise knows as herchurch, in San Francisco posted highlights from their Christ Sophia Mass in 2009 on youtube. Pastor Stacy Boorn opens the service this way, “Welcome to the Christ Sophia mass, the incarnation of she who is all wisdom. . .” At the 2:33 minute mark of the...
  • Nature of God/Trinity/Nicene creed

    Nature of God/Trinity/Nicene creed     Criticism Critics claim members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are not Christian because they do not accept the Nicene Creed's statement about the Trinity. See also: Source(s) of the criticismResponse Since the Nicene Creed was first adopted in A.D. 325, it seems clear that there were many Christians in the first centuries following the resurrection of Christ who did not use it. Those who oppose calling the Latter-day Saints "Christians" need to explain whether Peter and Paul are "Christians," since they lived and practiced Christianity at a time when there was no...
  • Joseph Smith: An Apostle of Jesus Christ

    01/02/2011 5:46:30 PM PST · by Paragon Defender · 2,374 replies ^ | Dennis B. Neuenschwander
    Joseph Smith: An Apostle of Jesus Christ By Elder Dennis B. Neuenschwander Of the Seventy   Dennis B. Neuenschwander, “Joseph Smith: An Apostle of Jesus Christ,” Ensign, Jan 2009, 16–22Adapted from a presentation to the Seventy.   In the Doctrine and Covenants we read that Joseph Smith was “called of God, and ordained an apostle of Jesus Christ” (D&C 20:2). The call of an Apostle is first to witness or testify of Jesus Christ. Old Testament prophets testified of His coming. The New Testament Apostles bore personal witness of Christ’s being and of the absolute reality of His Resurrection. This apostolic witness was...
  • Female Deacons in the PCA?

    12/23/2010 7:53:13 AM PST · by Cronos · 28 replies
    I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard this year’s GA will entertain an overture requesting the BCO be adapted to allow ordination of female deacons. Actually, I just didn’t want to believe my ears. This overture should really come as no surprise. My pastor along with other friends in the PCA have been predicting it for years based on previous compromises within our denomination on issues like the Lord’s Day, Subscription, etc. Now it’s here. Let’s examine it. I have copied the supporting argument directly from the body of Overture 9, which is in bold below, and have added...
  • WHY THE PCA IS NOT A DULY CONSTITUTED CHURCH Why Faithful Christians Should Separate From This

    12/23/2010 7:44:00 AM PST · by Cronos · 29 replies ^ | 1996 | Larry Birger, Jr
    Response to the Elders' Letter of January 20, 1996 PCA are the true separatists and schismatics.. Historical Introduction I and my family were formerly members of a small, conservative congregation in the denomination known as the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). The following letters, sent in February and September of 1996, were part of my explanation and justification of our separation from them and from the PCA. The earlier letter (about two-thirds of which is reproduced here) marked the climax of my attempts to convince the session [1] of that church of their departure, both congregationally and denominationally, from the...
  • The Gospel Crisis in the OPC and PCA

    12/23/2010 7:29:11 AM PST · by Cronos · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Reformed Online ^ | 12-12-2010 | Brian Schwertley
    In the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) and the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) the controversy has been especially painful because the Federal Vision teachings have been adopted by a number of pastors and elders, who by their teaching and example, have turned whole congregations away from the doctrines of Scripture and the Westminster Standards on crucial gospel issues The committee points out that in regard to the doctrine of justification more narrowly considered, FV problems include a failure to affirm the imputation of Christ’s active obedience along with a redefinition of faith that merges Christ’s trust in the Father with...
  • Newnan(GA) woman challenges Catholic church (fake Catholic alert)

    11/14/2010 1:20:11 PM PST · by Dacula · 29 replies · 1+ views
    ajc ^ | 11:21 a.m. Sunday, November 14, 2010 | Mark Davis
    Diane Dougherty lives in a neat, white house that she shares with her cats, Pete and Gypsy Rose. She teaches second grade in Fayetteville. She smiles a lot, her eyes flashing with intellect. She hardly looks like someone flouting centuries of tradition, challenging the Roman Catholic Church. Dougherty, 65, wants to be a deacon. But in the Catholic Church, the position of deacon — like that of priest and bishop — is held by men only. The Newnan resident is in the forefront of a movement that seeks to change all that. In ordination ceremonies in the United States and...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: NATURALISM, 11-06-10

    11/06/2010 8:54:56 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies ^ | 11-05-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):NATURALISM The view that the only reality that exists is nature, so that divine grace is either denied or ignored. Philosophical naturalism claims that human beings were never elevated to a supernatural destiny; they will reach their final destiny by the sole use of their natural, individual, and social powers. Practical naturalism is human conduct that, by excluding prayer and the use of supernatural channels of grace, in effect says that the purpose of human existence is purely natural. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used...
  • Catholic Clergy Still Embrace Heretical "Replacement Theology"

    10/24/2010 3:55:27 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 37 replies · 1+ views
    So evidenced by un-Biblical and "Christian anti-semitic" statements made during a  synod gathering of 185 Catholic clergy in St.Peters Basilica.Former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Daniel Ayalon decribed this Vatican synod as a forum for Arab propaganda. I agree 100%. The church is not the "new" Israel. This heretical false doctrine, whether it is refered to as "relacement theology", "successionism", or "supercessionism", weaseled it's way into the church sometime after non-Jewish gentiles became the majority of believers and followers of the Jewish messiah Yeshua [Jesus]. A brief note on the english word "church":The word rendered as church in modern english Bibles dates back to the Middle Ages. That is, the modern recognized...
  • Archbishop Burke's Epic Speech

    10/19/2010 4:45:12 PM PDT · by schmootman · 6 replies ^ | 10/19/10 | Michael Voris
    The recent speech given by Archbishop Raymond Burke continues to send shockwaves through the Catholic world. More than a few bishops must be feeling very uncomfortable.
  • ELCA Presiding Bishop Tells ELCA Leaders it's Time to Move Forward

    10/05/2010 12:12:06 PM PDT · by lightman · 18 replies · 1+ views
    ELCA News Service ^ | 5 October AD 2010 | John Brooks
    ELCA Presiding Bishop Tells ELCA Leaders it's Time to Move Forward 10-261-JB CHICAGO (ELCA) -- In a report to leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) the Rev. Mark S. Hanson, ELCA presiding bishop, said it is time for the church to move forward and get over being "timid" about mission and ministry. "In the name of Jesus Christ our days of timidity are over," Hanson told the ELCA Conference of Bishops, ELCA synod vice presidents and ELCA seminary presidents Oct. 2. "I just think we have to say it. And we have to say it with the...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: MONARCHIANISM, 10-05-10

    10/05/2010 8:39:56 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies ^ | 10-05-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):MONARCHIANISM A heretical doctrine begun in the second century, that so stressed God's unity of nature as to deny the Trinity of Persons. Three forms are distinguishable: crude monarchianism denied any distinction of persons in the Godhead and claimed that the Father became incarnate. The modalist type admitted only a distinction of functions in God, who as Father created the world, as Son redeemed, and as the Holy Spirit sanctified the world. The subordinationist variety recognized a real distinction of persons but subordinated one to the other. (Etym. Greek monarch_s, sole ruler, a sovereign.) All items...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: DONATISM. 09-23-10

    09/23/2010 6:51:47 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies ^ | 09-23-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random): DONATISM Originally a schism and then a heresy of the fourth and fifth centuries, claiming that the validity of the sacraments depends on the moral character of the minister; also that sinners cannot be members of the Church, nor can they be tolerated by the true Church if their sins are publicly known. The Donatists came into existence in Africa during the disorders following the persecution under Diocletian (245-313). A man named Caecilian was consecrated Bishop of Carthage in A.D. 311, but a group of rigorists claimed that he was not a valid bishop because...
  • Does the Pope Believe in the Resurrection?

    09/23/2010 6:13:45 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 177 replies · 1+ views
    Matthew Vogan The Banner of Truth Trust ^ | September, 2010 | Matthew Vogan
     The current Pope (Joseph Ratzinger) entered office with a formidable reputation as the Vatican’s arch-conservative 'enforcer' of doctrine. In Protestant circles, it was conservative Evangelicals rather than mainline liberals that welcomed his appointment.1 Among those who praised his writings was Michael Horton (of Westminster Theological Seminary, California). While recognising that areas of disagreement exist, he considered that 'Evangelicals will have reason to be encouraged by many of the new Pope’s teachings'.2 He was one of the Evangelical scholars who endorsed Scott Hahn’s recent book, Covenant and Communion: The Biblical Theology of Pope Benedict XVI.3 This comes in the context...
  • obama's opening shot to the heart of America's faith

    09/13/2010 10:18:17 AM PDT · by bareford101 · 10 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 2006 | Lynn Sweet
    Moreover, given the increasing diversity of America's population, the dangers of sectarianism have never been greater. Whatever we once were, we are no longer just a Christian nation; we are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers. And even if we did have only Christians in our midst, if we expelled every non-Christian from the United States of America, whose Christianity would we teach in the schools? Would we go with James Dobson's, or Al Sharpton's? Which passages of Scripture should guide our public policy? Should we go with...
  • Catholic Caucus: Priest Apologizes, Retracts Statements Favoring Contraception

    08/23/2010 6:48:57 PM PDT · by topher · 4 replies -- Your Life, Family, and Culture Outpost ^ | August 23, 2010 | By Kathleen Gilbert
    Monday August 23, 2010 Priest Apologizes, Retracts Statements Favoring Contraception By Kathleen GilbertNASHVILLE, Tennessee, August 23, 2010 ( - A Nashville priest who issued a video criticizing the Vatican's stance against contraception and divorce, among other issues, has retracted his statements and apologized to parishioners and the pope.Rev. Joseph Breen, whose recent conflict with the Church hierarchy comes 17 years after he was first told not to publically criticize Magisterial teaching, also indicated in a letter to parishioners of St. Edward Church that he planned to retire as pastor at the end of the year, according to a News Channel 5...
  • Finally located: The solitary Catholic who actually worships Mary! [Ecumenical]

    07/29/2010 6:36:45 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 32 replies · 3+ views
    REMNANT ^ | March 15, 2006 | Mark Alessio
    Ancient Heresy Resurfaces as Marian Movement The Catholic Sentinel Blog reports (Feb. 10, 2006) that Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal of Cebu, Philippines sent his resignation letter to the Vatican amidst speculations that this move may be related to the “Mary-Is-God Catholic Movement” operating in his archdiocese. The Mary-Is-God Catholic Movement (MIGCM) describes itself as consisting of “faithful Catholics devoting our lives to the proclamation of the True Message of Our Lady of Fatima and the preservation of our True Faith.” It was founded on September 16, 2005 by Dominic Sanchez Falar, who alleges that the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to...
  • The future of the United Methodist Church is at stake (Heresies-R-Us)

    07/21/2010 10:07:54 PM PDT · by xzins · 28 replies · 2+ views
    The Methodist Thinker ^ | 16 July 10 | Riley Case
    The following commentary is by Riley B. Case, associate executive director of the Confessing Movement Within the United Methodist Church.Dr. Riley B. Case Dr. Case served many years as a pastor and district superintendent in the UMC’s North Indiana Conference (now the Indiana Conference). He has been a delegate to five UM General Conferences. (Links below have been added by — Ed.– I was speaking with a fellow pastor several years ago and inquired whether he and his church might be interested in Good News magazine. He replied “no” because people in his congregation were upset enough with...
  • Marcionism: Doctrine and discipline

    07/18/2010 1:55:24 AM PDT · by Cronos · 28 replies
    New Advent ^ | 2000 | New Advent
    Doctrine and discipline We must distinguish between the doctrine of Marcion himself and that of his followers. Marcion was no Gnostic dreamer. He wanted a Christianity untrammeled and undefiled by association with Judaism. Christianity was the New Covenant pure and simple. Abstract questions on the origin of evil or on the essence of the Godhead interested him little, but the Old Testament was a scandal to the faithful and a stumbling-block to the refined and intellectual gentiles by its crudity and cruelty, and the Old Testament had to be set aside. The two great obstacles in his way he removed...
  • [ECUMENICAL] False Ecumenism [Voris shown the door!]

    07/02/2010 8:01:28 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 37 replies · 2+ views
    Real Catholic TV / YouTube ^ | 6-30-10 | Michael Voris
    Ecumenism with Protestantism will not work. Protestantism is a heresy.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: LEGAL MORALITY, 06-26-10

    06/26/2010 7:51:37 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies ^ | 06-26-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):LEGAL MORALITY A term sometimes applied to those politicians who resort to the distinction between what is legal and what is moral. Morality, it is argued, is a private affair that does not pertain to the State as a religiously neutral society, no matter what it does legally. Morality is also said to belong essentially to the will. Provided the intention is good, it is immaterial what the State or the people, as citizens, do or permit juridically. A person simply dissociates his or her will from an objectively bad action (such as abortion) and thereby...
  • Presbyterian Church USA- Misrepresenting Christian Values: Update

    06/19/2010 6:46:38 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 25 replies · 400+ views
    From WKYT News in Louisville, Kentucky:"The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) eliminated 49 more jobs at its Louisville headquarters." "The Courier-Journal reported that the church, struggling financially, announced the cuts on Friday that included a combination of layoffs, voluntary severance and attrition." "The cuts come after the council's governing board earlier thisweek approved an $82 million budget for 2011 and $80 million for2012 - down from this year's budget of $93.8 million." "The newspaper reported that the denomination has been copingwith losses in membership, congregations, contributions andinvestment returns."No wonder,----- read the most the most recent previous post.For those who would like to protest...
  • Presbyterian USA : Misrepresenting Christian Values

    06/17/2010 3:52:52 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 13 replies · 291+ views
    Ryan Jones, who now writes for Israel Today, wrote an excellent article he posted on his old website back in August 2007 entitled:"Misrepresenting Christian Values"-here is a little of what he wrote:"The peripheral left-wing Christian group Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) is calling on American Christians to reclaim what it calls “Christian values” by siding with its un-biblical policy of pressuring the US government to more rapidly implement the division of the Land of Israel. ""Ignoring polls that show the vast majority of Americans side with the Christian Zionist view that a Palestinian state should not be created on Israel’s ancient heartland,...
  • Iowa City woman (not) ordained as a bishop

    06/14/2010 8:43:15 AM PDT · by markomalley · 58 replies · 536+ views
    Daily Iowan ^ | 6/14/2010 | CATHRYN SLOANE
    Mary Kay Kusner was raised as a quite traditional Roman Catholic.On Sunday, she was ordained as a priest — a role for women that is anything but traditional in the Catholic Church.Kusner’s ordination was made possible by the Roman Catholic Womenpriests organization, a group loyal to the church in its teachings and rituals but denounced by the church for its belief that women, too, can be priests.“We’re growing very quickly, and the people are accepting us,” Roman Catholic Woman Bishop, Bridget Mary Meehan said.Meehan, who actively keeps a blog on the movement, was one of the first eight women in...
  • The Kingdom Of God Is Within You

    06/11/2010 11:58:25 AM PDT · by Frank Broom · 66 replies · 508+ views
    06-11-10 | Frank Broom
    The kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:21). And you have to learn how to operate in the kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God operates on the principle of sowing and reaping (Mark 4:26-28). When a seed is planted in ground and watered something will come forth. God supplied you with seed and water and you are the ground. God's word is seed (Luke 8:11). And seed is made to produce something. Not only is seed made to produce but it has the power to produce. And God's word has the power to produce what it says. But...
  • (Davenport) Bishop Amos issues statement on ‘ordination’ of women

    05/31/2010 4:15:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies · 164+ views
    Davenport Catholic Messenger ^ | 5/26/2010 | Bishop Martin Amos
    It has come to my attention that the issue of the “ordination” of women to Holy Orders has been raised in the Diocese of Davenport. With the following statement it is hoped that the position of the Roman Catholic Church is made clear. The role of women has been held in high regard by the Church for centuries. As one example, the late Holy Father, John Paul II wrote in his 1988 apostolic letter to women entitled, “The Dignity and the Vocation of Women” (Mulieris Dignitatem): “the Church desires to give thanks to the Most Holy Trinity for the...
  • UFO Cults Are Flourishing in New Age Circles

    05/25/2010 10:19:08 PM PDT · by Outlaw Woman · 312 replies · 1,746+ views
    CRI Statement A leading East Coast New Age magazine, New Frontier, recently ran a “dirt for sale” advertisement in its November issue. But this one had a twist — the dirt had allegedly been supercharged by extraterrestrials (ETs). It stated: UFO LANDING site radiates cosmic energy alters psychic awareness. Soil samples $5 + p&h. Not surprisingly, the Boulder, Colorado firm that ran the ad did not respond to a letter asking for proof that there was something unusual about the dirt. While it is not immediately known how many people actu­ally sent in their $5, the appear­ance of such an...
  • Astronomer Copernicus reburied as hero in Poland

    05/22/2010 5:52:31 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 55 replies · 1,152+ views
    AP ^ | May 22, 2010 | VANESSA GERA, Associated Press Writer
    FROMBORK, Poland – Nicolaus Copernicus, the 16th-century astronomer whose findings were condemned by the Roman Catholic Church as heretical, was reburied by Polish priests as a hero on Saturday, nearly 500 years after he was laid to rest in an unmarked grave. His burial in a tomb in the cathedral where he once served as a church canon and doctor indicates how far the church has come in making peace with the scientist whose revolutionary theory that the Earth revolves around the Sun helped usher in the modern scientific age. Copernicus, who lived from 1473 to 1543, died as a...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: AGLIPAYANISM, 05-19-10

    05/19/2010 9:44:40 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies · 161+ views ^ | 05-19-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):AGLIPAYANISM A schism in the Philippine Islands started in 1902 by Gregorio Aglipay (1860-1940), a native priest of Manila. Reacting against the Spanish-dominated Church and taking advantage of the American acquisition of the Philippines, Aglipay proclaimed himself pope of the Philippine Independent Catholic Church with about a million followers. When Aglipay died in 1940, reconciled with the Church, the movement began to decline. But it is still influential in that country. There are now two main types or Aglipayans: the Unitarians, who deny the Trinity; and the Trinitarians, who entered into full communion with the Protestant...
  • Caught On Video: Pfleger's Heresy

    04/14/2010 8:31:44 AM PDT · by marcbold · 50 replies · 697+ views
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 4/14/10 | Patrick A
    Just days after Cardinal George awarded him a lifetime achievement award, the Rev. Michael Pfleger has been caught on tape openly dissenting and teaching heresy from the pulpit during mass! In this stunning video from a Divine Mercy Sunday homily, Fr. Pfleger openly calls for female ordination and female bishops. [See Video Here]Pfleger says... "That's why there should be woman priests, that's why there should be married priests, that's why there should be woman Bishops and women Cardinals" There is a good poke in the eye for Cardinal George. The Cardinal was already facing criticism for honoring Fr. Pfleger and...
  • Play depicting Jesus as gay returns on Easter

    03/31/2010 10:14:37 AM PDT · by South40 · 23 replies · 603+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | March 31, 2010 | ELYSSE JAMES
    NORTH TUSTIN – A controversial play that drew protesters in November will return to the Church of the Foothills for an Easter Sunday performance. "Corpus Christi" depicts Jesus as a gay man living in 1950s Corpus Christi, Texas, playwright Terrence McNally's home town. The cast of 13 portray Jesus and the 12 Apostles. "It's a story of love and a story of passion, and the story of Christ, so actually it works out very well to have it on Easter," said Pastor Mike Holland of Church of the Foothills. Holland said the group chose to do the play on Easter...
  • Judas, Alive and Well

    03/29/2010 10:06:18 AM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies · 408+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | March 29, 2010 | Thomas Colyandro, MA, MDiv
    As horrifying as it is to hear it and to speak it, the entire Christian world will once again witness the unfolding drama of the Passion during Holy Week. For many of us, this time will be one of sincere repentance and deep reflection. For some, it will be just another week marking the gentle return to spring. But for others, it will be the perfect time to deny, discredit and attempt to destroy the Truth.This last group consists of people who ally themselves with the forces marshaled by the Adversary himself. These are the ones who propagate the tradition...
  • Pastor: Prosperity Gospel Is Hindering Church Revival

    03/27/2010 8:18:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies · 650+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 03/27/2010 | Michelle Vu
    Revival is not about a large crowd but it is about broken people who want to get right with God, said the Baptist pastor whose church made the hit films “Facing the Giants” and “Fireproof.” Depending on the time, place and people, revival can look different, said Michael Catt, senior pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Ga. But all revivals share a few common elements: repentance, confession, restoration and brokenness. “If we’re hungry and thirsty after God, if there is a desire for more, if there is a holy dissatisfaction with the way things are, believing that surely God...
  • The Great Heresies

    03/21/2010 3:03:29 PM PDT · by NYer · 451 replies · 2,827+ views
    From Christianity’s beginnings, the Church has been attacked by those introducing false teachings, or heresies. The Bible warned us this would happen. Paul told his young protégé, Timothy, "For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own likings, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander into myths" (2 Tim. 4:3–4). What Is Heresy? Heresy is an emotionally loaded term that is often misused. It is not the same thing as incredulity, schism, apostasy, or other sins against faith. The...
  • Prohibition on Homosexuality Was Not Repealed By Christ

    03/14/2010 11:31:29 PM PDT · by OneVike · 22 replies · 656+ views
    Resurrected Life With Christ ^ | 3/14/10 | Chuck Ness
    Today there are many false Christian teachers who are are leading many poor souls straight to hell by claiming that Jesus never spoke against the union of two men or two women, so homosexuality is now condoned by God.  Let me say right from the start, that there are no laws that God gave Moses, except the ceremonials ones which have been repealed by Jesus. What Jesus did was fulfill the laws handed down by God. Matthew 5:17 If you look at the teachings of Jesus, you will see that he reiterated all the OT laws. What He did...
  • It is not heresy, I will not recant

    03/09/2010 5:38:04 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 29 replies · 167+ views ^ | 03/09/2010 | Bill Turner
    B. Hussein Obama is inherently evil. He sought out the office of President of the united States of America with a clear purpose, to destroy America as we know it. It is obvious Obama is not acting alone. One can always tell if a progressive is stupid, the state run media keeps telling the public how smart they are. All the players in this will never be known, but the list obviously includes most of Congress, the United Nations and George “war crimes” Soros. The rogue’s gallery of Anti-American, corrupt, socialist, Marxist, and communist supporters who have surrounded Obama are...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: ANNIHILATIONISM, 03-08-10

    03/08/2010 9:04:40 AM PST · by Salvation · 18 replies · 107+ views ^ | 03-08-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):ANNIHILATIONISM A school of thought that considers immortality of the soul to be a grace and not the natural attribute of every human spirit. It also professes that those impenitent at death will merely cease to exist. (Etym. Latin annihilare, to reduce to nothing.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: THEOLOGICAL CENSURE, 03-01-10

    03/01/2010 9:13:37 AM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies · 120+ views ^ | 03-01-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random): THEOLOGICAL CENSURE A judgment of the Church that characterizes a propostion touching on Catholic faith or morals as contrary to faith or at least doubtful. In the history of the Church's teaching there have been theological censures. A heretical proposition is opposed to a revealed dogma; proximate to heresy is opposed to a truth commonly held to be revealed; erroneous is opposed to conclusions derived from revelation; false is opposed to dogmatic facts; temperarious deviates from the accepted teaching of the Church; badly expressed is subject to misunderstanding; captious is reprehensible because of its intentional...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: MONISM, 02-20-10

    02/20/2010 8:45:35 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies · 123+ views ^ | 02-20-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):MONISM Any system of philosophy that substitutes a unity of substance for a unity of order in the universe. It denies all plurality of beings, considering only the One to be real and the manifold an illusion. Various philosophers have differently conceived this one reality as spirit or matter, or as spirit emanating matter, or as matter evolving into spirit. Monism is pantheism looked at from the viewpoint of being. (Etym. Greek monos, alone, single.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: HENOTHEISM, 01-26-10

    01/26/2010 7:29:14 AM PST · by Salvation · 7 replies · 267+ views ^ | 01-26-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):HENOTHEISM Worship of one god in preference to others, while not denying a plurality of gods. In practice it means that one god is worshipped by an individual clan or nation to the exclusion of other deities belonging to other peoples. It is a form of polytheism in that even this one preferred deity is not recognized as the only true God. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • It's Time To Leave the ELCA

    01/03/2010 2:49:21 PM PST · by Enought · 92 replies · 2,472+ views
    Exposing the ELCA ^ | 12/09 | Dan Skogen
    I believe it is time to leave the denomination that long ago left God. God's Word is true and the ELCA has decided that their thoughts are above God's thoughts. This is evident in many ways that I don't think the typical ELCA member is aware of. Below I outline a number ways the ELCA has turned away from God and deny the very Word of God. The ELCA church, that I am a member of, is in the process of deciding what they will do regarding the ELCA and if they will leave the denomination. If you believe the...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Free Will Trumps Catholic Church's Pro-Life Teachings on Abortion

    12/29/2009 2:08:32 PM PST · by jacknhoo · 83 replies · 2,262+ views ^ | December 28, 2009 | by Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- The rift between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Catholic Church will likely grow thanks to new comments the abortion advocate made. Pelosi said in a new interview that the "free will" of women wanting abortions outweighs pro-life Catholic teachings. Newsweek's Eleanor Clift conducted a year-end interview with Pelosi. The conversation turned to the topic of abortion and health care and Pelosi blasted the Catholic bishops for their opposition to the pro-abortion bill. She tells Clift it was frustrating that Catholic bishops "were not willing to accept what we know to be a fact" -- that...
  • Catholic word of the Day: ECKHARTISM, 12-29-09

    12/29/2009 9:27:38 AM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies · 255+ views ^ | 12-29-09 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):ECKHARTISM General name for the spiritual teaching of Meister Eckhart (1260-1327), the German Dominican mystic and of his followers. In 1329, Pope John XXII condemned twenty-eight of Eckhart's sentences as heretical or dangerous, e.g.: "We are totally transformed into God and changed into Him . . . Though a person commits a thousand mortal sins, if he is rightly disposed, he should not wish not to have committed them . . . A good man is the only begotten Son of God." Investigation of his doctrine has since indicated Eckhart's personal orthodoxy, while admitting indiscretion in...
  • Anglican Bishop: Be Nice To Taliban

    12/14/2009 6:45:58 AM PST · by freedomyes · 31 replies · 769+ views ^ | Dec 14 09 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Did not Jesus say not to throw pearls before swine?