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  • President Corey announces commitment to obtaining "Jesus Saves" sign

    09/13/2012 6:09:28 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 9 replies
    The Biola University Chimes ^ | September 6, 2012 | Julia Henning
    At the Convocation chapel on Wednesday, Aug. 29 president Barry Corey announced that Biola is going to attempt to procure an iconic Jesus Saves sign that was from the original Biola building in LA. One of the two signs is currently on what will soon become the Ace Hotel in Hollywood. “I’ve made up my mind this year. If we can’t get those original signs back, we’re gonna get some replicas made and put them back on this campus,” Corey said. His announcement was answered with overwhelming applause from students, staff and faculty alike in Chase Gymnasium. “It’s a part...
  • Libya: there is good reason to ban the hateful anti-Muhammad YouTube clips

    09/12/2012 12:42:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 12, 2012 | Andrew Brown
    The material I have viewed, said to be linked to the US embassy attack, is purely and simply an incitement to religious hatred. I have just watched a YouTube video of clips from a film which, it is claimed, provoked the attack on the American embassy in Libya. It is impossible to completely authenticate them at this stage, or exclude the possibility the clips could have been doctored in some way by the uploaders. However, we do know that the film has been linked to riots in Egypt and the attack in Benghazi in which four embassy staff, including the...
  • Son of Cristero Talks "For Greater Glory", Religious Freedom

    09/12/2012 9:22:33 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies ^ | 9/11/12 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Tell Christ the King I shall be with him soon, young Jos Snchez del Ro, reportedly told a fellow martyr of the Cristero War in Mexico, before he was murdered. His holy story is among those told in the movie, For Greater Glory, released on DVD today.The movie is about the Cristero War and has been held up as an important story about religious liberty and the lengths some have had to go to defend their God-given right to live their religious faith. We tend to forget the human suffering because our modern culture cannot make sense of it, Bishop...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PREMONSTRATENSIANS, 09-12-12

    09/12/2012 7:27:19 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies ^ | 09-12-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):PREMONSTRATENSIANS Canons Regular of Prmontr, also called Norbertines. They were founded in 1120 by St. Norbert at Prmontr, near Laon, France, approved in 1126, and again in 1617-24. Their focus is on solemn liturgical worship, missions, parochial ministry, and the education of youth. Based on the Rule of St. Augustine, with some Cistercian influences, the constitutions include certain austerities, e.g., abstinence from meat. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Are Catholics into the Bible?

    09/11/2012 7:21:36 PM PDT · by Salvation · 115 replies ^ | not given | David MacDonald
    Are Catholics into the Bible? In this Article What does the Catholic Church teach about Bible access and reading? The Catholic Mass is totally Bible centredThe Catholic Church protected the BibleDoes the Church agree that the Bible is the unerring word of God?Why do we need help interpreting Scripture?Paul & Barnabus consulted Church authority on Scripture interpretationIsn't the Bible the only authority?Why does the Catholic Church think it has the right interpretation?Catholics take the Bible at its wordIs the Church squashing private interpretation?Is an evolving understanding of Scripture relativistic?Don't most Evangelicals trust an interpretive authority?Why do Catholics refer to the...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: COMMUNION RAIL, 09-11-12

    09/11/2012 8:25:53 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies ^ | 09-11-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):COMMUNION RAIL The metal, wooden, or stone railing, along the front of the sanctuary, at which the faithful receive Holy Communion while kneeling. It was also customary to have the rail covered with a Communion cloth that the communicant places under the chin at the time of receiving. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Wagon Train Descendants tell tale of 1857 massacre in Utah

    09/10/2012 6:58:49 PM PDT · by NorthernCrunchyCon · 92 replies
    1857 Truth Outreach ^ | August 8, 2007 | Deborah Gertz Husar
    Wagon Train Descendants tell tale of 1857 massacre in Utah Taping an episode of WTJR's "Truth Outreach" with host Rocky Hulse, the four men forgot about the cameras. They didn't forget their story. A massacre in 1857 in southwest Utah claimed the lives of some of their ancestors. What came to be called the Mountain Meadows Massacre shadows each generation, but Scott Fancher said the public knows little of "one of the single most important historical incidents" in the nation's history. "Apart from the Oklahoma City bombing, this was the single largest act of domestic white-on-white violence in the history...
  • Revealed: Soviets influenced reputation of Pope Pius XII as Nazi collaborator

    09/10/2012 5:51:41 PM PDT · by AstralisLux · 9 replies
    Spero News ^ | 9/10/12 | Martin Barillas
    Revealed: Soviets influenced reputation of Pope Pius XII as Nazi collaborator. Documents continue to trickle out from a number of sources, including the Vatican, that may begin to restore the image of the wartime pope who at the time was heralded as a champion of the rights of Europes minorities, including the Jewish community...
  • Archbishops residence sold for $10M [Philadelphia/Chaput]

    09/10/2012 7:59:13 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 12 replies
    Catholic Herald UK ^ | September 10, 2012 | Matthew Gambino
    St Josephs University will buy the Archbishop of Philadelphias residence for $10 million (6 million), the university announced last week. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia signed a letter of intent with St Josephs to acquire the 8.9-acre property and its three-storey, 23,350-square-foot mansion that has been the home of Philadelphias Catholic archbishops since 1935. The property sits across Cardinal Avenue from the universitys campus along City Avenue. Acquiring this adjacent property presents an opportunity that will be integral to the universitys long-term strategic planning, said St Josephs president, Fr Kevin Gillespie. As we look to the future, this opens exciting possibilities...
  • Joseph Smith and Kabbalah: The Occult Connection

    09/09/2012 8:00:06 PM PDT · by NorthernCrunchyCon · 105 replies
    This work was originally published in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol. 27, No. 3, Fall 1994, pp. 117-194. The paper received considerable notice, and in 1995 the Mormon History Association recognized Joseph Smith and Kabbalah: The Occult Connection with its annual award for the best article in Mormon studies. [snip] The one thing about which we might all agree concerning Joseph Smith is that he was not the usual sort of person. He did not approach life itself--or his religious commitment--in a usual way. Yet the character of our historical investigation of Joseph Smith and his times has...
  • ...but Mindful Mystery: On the Fruitful Reception of the Sacraments [Catholic Caucus]

    09/09/2012 6:44:51 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdioces of Washington ^ | May 20, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Not Mindless Magic, but Mindful Mystery: On the Fruitful Reception of the SacramentsBy: Msgr. Charles Pope A fundamental principle of the seven Sacraments is that they have a reality that exists apart from the priests holiness or worthiness. They work ex opere operato (ie.. they are worked from the very fact of the work). One need not doubt therefore that a sacrament is in fact given just because a bishop, priest or deacon seems less than holy or worthy. Neither can the disposition of the recipient un-work the work. For example, Holy Communion does not cease to be the...
  • Does the Bible Teach Once Saved, Always Saved?

    09/09/2012 3:08:47 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 241 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | September 9, 2012 | JP
    A recent sermon by Pastor David Jeremiah has been weighing heavily upon my mind. He recounted the true-life story of contemporaries William Franklin Graham and Charles Templeton, up and coming young evangelists who began their ministries during the 1940s. Most thought Templeton, rather than Graham, would achieve greater things in the name of the Lord. But, in fact, the former fell away from his Christian faith actually declaring himself atheist while the great Billy Graham remained a good and faithful servant of the Most High. Pastor Jeremiah shared the story of Graham and Templeton to remind his congregation...
  • A new war of religion

    09/09/2012 12:25:22 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 55 replies
    Presseurop ^ | 7 September 2012 | Massimo Franco
    Perhaps you dont know it: in northern Europe many people think that the "spread", the difference between the interest rate for the soverign debt of his own "virtuous" country and the rate for those countries in a sorry state to the south, is the fruit of a Catholic sin. In German the word Schuld, for debt, also means fault. This semantic nuance reflects profound cultural differences and helps to better understand the distrust or prejudice of some nations of northern Europe towards countries considered members of a blithe "Club Med". The spread between Spanish and Italian bonds on...

    09/09/2012 10:06:10 AM PDT · by RichSr · 6 replies
    post is not religious. IT IS REALIt is what is happening to our nation. Anyone who cannot see that is .. as blind as the indian who tried so hard to shoot George Washington off his horse. They shot three horses out from under him and his coat was full of shot holes. Watch this ten or fifteen minute clip and see if I am lying. Go to truth that transforms and watch. 2Ch 7:17 And as for thee, if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, and do according to all that I have commanded thee,...
  • John Knoxs Writings - A Review

    09/09/2012 8:41:47 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 27 replies
    Banner of Truth ^ | Matthew Vogan
    'You are holding in your hands a rare and precious book', reads the publishers description on the jacket of this book.1 'It contains the choicest practical writings of a man whom God used to transform his native country and bring it into the light and under the blessing of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and that in spite of constant opposition and grave personal danger.' Knox is well known as a man of resolute action and a most powerful preacher under the Holy Spirits mighty operation. He sought no honour, however, for himself, saying: 'It hath pleased God of His...
  • Pope reflects on prayer in Book of the Apocalypse

    09/08/2012 10:27:33 AM PDT · by EBH · 12 replies
    EWTN ^ | 9/5/2012 | David Kerr
    Pope Benedict XVI says the final book of the Bible, which he referred to as the Book of the Apocalypse, provides Christians with a vision of a Church fully in communion with Jesus Christ in prayer. The Apocalypse presents us with a community gathered in prayer, because it is in prayer that we gain an increasing awareness of Jesuss presence with us and within us, the Pope said during his Sept. 5 general audience at the Vatican. The more and the better we pray with constancy and intensity, the more we are assimilated to him, and the more he enters...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: CLERICAL DRESS, 09-08-12

    09/08/2012 1:06:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies ^ | 09-08-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random): CLERICAL DRESS The normal distinctive ecclesiastical garb of Catholic priests in the Western Church is a black cassock indoors and a clerical collar and suit for outdoors. In some countries this varies somewhat, but the Church's legislation about priests wearing a garb that distinguishes them from the laity is mandatory. The Catholic Eastern clergy in Western countries follow the pattern of the place where they reside. In other places they may wear a black gown, turban, and similar characteristic dress. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal...
  • Turkish Archaeologists Reveal 6th Century Baptistery Abroad [in Kosovo]

    09/07/2012 11:14:09 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | 9/7/12 | Doğan News Agency
    A historic baptistery structure has been unearthed at one of the most important ancient sites in Kosovo by Turkish archaeologists. It is the first such excavation to be carried out by Turkish archaeologists in Europe Since the beginning of excavations in July in Kosovos ancient city of Ulpiana, a baptistery dating from the Byzantine period have been unearthed by Turkish archaeologists of the Mimar Sinan University. At an excavation site in Kosovos ancient city of Ulpiana, a team of Turkish archaeologists have discovered a baptistery dating from the Byzantine period. The archaeological team, consisting of archaeology students from Istanbuls Mimar...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: SECULAR INSTITUTE, 09-07-12

    09/07/2012 7:40:13 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies ^ | 09-07-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):SECULAR INSTITUTE A society, whether clerical or lay, whose members profess the evangelical counsels in the world. Their purpose is to enable the members to attain Christian perfection and to exercise a full apostolate. They are distinguished in ecclesiastical law from other common associations of the faithful. They were first approved by Pope Pius XII on February 2, 1947, in his constitution Provida Mater, which still contains the guiding norms for their directions. Secular institutes differ from formal religious institutes or societies of common life because, while their members take vows or promises, these are not...
  • 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 Teresas letters and personal writings that showed how she spent the last fifty years of her life...