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  • St. Paisius Velichkovsky: A Great Hesychast Father [Devotional]

    11/15/2015 8:14:30 AM PST · by NRx · 1 replies
    Mystagogy ^ | 11-15-2015 | unatributed
    Saint Paisius Velichkovsky: A Great Hesychast Father (1 of 8) St.Paisius Velichkovsky (Feast Day - November 15) By His Eminence Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos and Agiou Vlasiou Saint Paisius Velichkovsky (1722-1794) was a great figure of monasticism who lived a few years on Mount Athos and communicated in Slavic lands, especially in Ukraine, Moldova and Wallachia, but he spread throughout the Balkan and Russian lands and other areas. He was a great prophetic figure in the field of monasticism in the 18th century, having reintroduced to monasticism in the Balkans and Russia its ancient patristic sources, since monasticism had...
  • Seminarian Dance-Off (originally posted by knittnmom under Bloggers & Personal)

    11/03/2015 3:58:40 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 2 replies
    Link to knittnmom's thread, just in case you missed this over in Bloggers & Personal: Seminarian Dance-Off The Dance-off starts a minute in and doesn't end until the chorus finishes the song.
  • Halloween in the Book of Bizarre

    11/02/2015 7:56:10 AM PST · by DouglasKC · 48 replies ^ | 11/02/2015 | Self
    If you are not a Christian or do not consider yourself a Christian stop reading. This doesn't apply to you. But if you ARE a Christian or consider yourself a Christian please think about this. Most Christians who observe Halloween see it as harmless. But the real question is "What would Jesus do?". When we apply our modern standards to biblical truth it looks ridiculous. And that's the intent of the show how ridiculous it is for Christians to keep Halloween. It's humorous but I guarantee it will make some of you angry. If it DOES make you angry...
  • Enid's Ten Weird Mormon Halloween Costumes (The OTHER World Series)

    10/30/2015 4:00:31 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 13 replies ^ | Oct. 31, 2014 | The Garden of Enid
    Happy Halloween from The Garden of Enid!!!
  • What do 2 #LDS #Missionaries do on Halloween when it's curfew? [The OTHER World Series]

    10/26/2015 5:32:23 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 4 replies ^ | June 15, 2015 | Ashley Tycz
    What do 2 #LDS #Missionaries do on Halloween when it's curfew? Hmmm... #lol
  • Rosh Hashana

    09/15/2015 8:45:35 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 12 replies
    Jewish tradition requires us to dip our Apple in honey on Rosh Hashana
  • Papal Parade

    09/11/2015 2:30:21 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    Share in the excitement of #PopeInDC! On September 23, after meeting with President Obama at the White House, Pope Francis will drive a short parade route between the Ellipse and a portion of the National Mall in the Popemobile. The viewing area of the open motorcade route is free and open to the public. No tickets are required, however spectators will need to pass through security. Security gates will open for the Ellipse and the National Mall at 4:00 a.m. on September 23 and will close at 10:00 a.m. No one will be admitted into the area after that point...
  • New Annulment Prime Offers 50% Off; Free Shipping [satire...I think]

    09/08/2015 5:25:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    The Vatican announced today that its making faster, easier annulments an option via its brand new delivery system, Annulment Prime.The news confirms reports that surfaced last week indicating that the Vatican was staffing up a new separation division to compete with services offered by its protestant competitors.The service will give Annulment Prime members faster annulment options at a fraction of the cost. As an introductory offer, members who sign up to Annulment Prime in the next two days will receive a 30-day free trial. Members will also have access to annulment paperwork order-tracking, as well as the option to track...
  • Pope Francis Says Women Can Have Abortions During Year Of Mercy, MSNBC Reports [Satire]

    09/02/2015 2:03:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 9/1/15
    Pope Francis announced Tuesday that he will allow Roman Catholic women to have as many abortions as they want during the upcoming Holy Year of Mercy, MSNBC is reporting. According to MSNBC, Francis said that he will allow women the discretion to absolve themselves of the venial sin of abortion if they had already procured one and had a contrite heart. They also went on to report that Francis urged women who were wanting to procure an abortion to wait until the beginning of the Year of Mercy beginning December 8 so that they would not need a contrite heart...
  • USCCB Approves Initiative To Round All Traditionally Built Churches By End Of Next Year [Satire]

    08/26/2015 6:26:57 PM PDT · by markomalley
    Members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops announced that they have approved an initiative to round out all remaining traditionally built churches by the end of next year, USCCB secretary to the president bishop Jonathon Garner announced early this morning.This is a long time coming, an ecstatic Garner told EOTT. Were excited to finally give all parishioners the opportunity to finally get more involved in the Mass.Garner also said that during the renovation, parishioners would be invited to come together as one family by sitting around the altar, which, he emphasized, was one of the most essential aspects...
  • Justice Kennedy Creates Same-Sex Marriage Ex Nihilo [satire]

    08/17/2015 4:07:17 AM PDT · by markomalley
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 8/17/15 | Tom Venzor
    In Obergefell v. Hodges, America was once again confronted with the pseudo-philosophical and theological ruminations of Justice Anthony Kennedy. Though ones initial, reasonable tendency would be to assess any court decision on legal grounds, Justice Kennedys opinion is founded on a constitutional jurisprudence that went awry long ago. Instead, perhaps the more appropriate hermeneutic for reading Justice Kennedys opinion is the theological lensa lens that prominently reveals and displays the arrogant and fanciful creation of a liberty out of nothing.In his refreshing dissent, Justice Alito harbors the claim against Justice Kennedy that his majority opinion has imported a distinctively postmodern...
  • Catholic Hardware Store Sued for Refusing to Sell Gay Extension Cord [Satire? or Prophetic?]

    07/07/2015 1:48:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | 7/6/15 | John White
    The Catholic owners of Joes Hardware in Atchison, Kansas are defending themselves against a federal lawsuit that accuses them of violating equal protection laws because they refused to sell a same-sex extension cord to a customer last month.The plaintiff in the lawsuit is Flip Rosco, a poodle trainer from Greenwich Village. During a press conference announcing the lawsuit, Mr. Rosco caused some initial confusion when he was asked what he was doing in Atchison in the first place. Looking for a Catholic hardware store to sue, he proclaimed, to a few raised eyebrows. Love wins, he quickly added, which seemed...
  • Supreme Court Demands Apology From God For Sodom And Gomorrah [do I need to say it?]

    06/26/2015 6:47:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Just hours after ruling that all Americans, no matter their sexual orientation, can now legally marry the people they love, the U.S. Supreme Court went forward with plans to demand that God apologize and make amends for His actions at Sodom and Gomorrah.Many are calling the decision to hold God liable for the destruction of the impenitent cities as a victory for gay rights activists who have fought for centuries to see God brought to justice.The justices found that, under the 14th Amendment, states must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and recognize same-sex unions that have been performed in...
  • Pope Francesco's Amazing Climate Theatre

    06/25/2015 3:14:18 PM PDT · by ubipetrusest · 8 replies
    brotherlapin,com ^ | June 16, 2015 | Brother Lapin
    Morris tells me the recyclical Laudato Si is subtitled: Pope Francescos Amazing Climate Theatre, and how appropriate this is. The recyclical provides fun for all the family: theres something in the show for everyone: global warming enthusiasts, liberals, Buddhists, atheists, New Age hippies, greens, and everyone who enjoys those lovely pictures of Saint Francis surrounded by corgis, hummingbirds and My Little Pony, without asking awkward questions like, What did Francis say about sin? At the heart of this recyclical is the popular image of Saint Francis surrounded by cuddly animals, and this is where we find the real theological and...
  • A Most Dangerous Heresy

    06/17/2015 10:34:24 AM PDT · by NRx · 13 replies
    ignatius his conclave ^ | 06-17-2015 | gkirkuk
    The scientific world was shocked and outraged today when the long-awaited papal encyclical on climate change, De haeretico comburendo, was leaked by seasoned Vatican watcher Sandro Magister. Magister was immediately stripped of his press accreditation. In a scathing attack on what he will call the climate change industry, Pope Francis will claim that recorded changes over recent years are well within generally accepted margins of error, and that evidence that they are primarily caused by human activity are highly speculative and almost certainly exaggerated. The Pope will call for the resources of global finance now being devoted to lowering greenhouse...
  • New Encyclical Eagerly Awaited

    06/12/2015 6:47:12 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Corinth, 55 A.D.Next week sees the publication of a new encyclical, provisionally entitled 1 Corinthians; since the Holy Father (Peter) is rather busy with audiences, travels, and photo-opportunities at the moment, it is believed that the encyclical has been mostly drafted by a very senior colleague, probably Cardinal Paul. Cardinal Paul, with the draft encyclical.So what shall we see in the new encyclical? Will it refer to climate change on the Sea of Galilee, to the man who sowed a crop of wheat only to find that his enemy sowed biofuels among it, or to wind farms near Jerusalem? No,...
  • Do-It-Yourself Impressive Theological Constructs

    06/04/2015 6:55:02 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 9 replies
  • If Pauls Epistle to the Galatians was Published in Christianity Today

    06/03/2015 7:21:59 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 66 replies
    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Dear Christianity Today: In response to Paul D. Apostles article about the Galatian church in your January issue, I have to say how appalled I am by the unchristian tone of this hit piece. Why the negativity? Has he been to the Galatian church recently? I happen to know some of the people at that church, and they are the most loving, caring people Ive ever met. Phyllis Snodgrass; Ann Arbor, MI Dear Editor: How arrogant of Mr. Apostle to think he has the right to judge these people and label them accursed. Isnt that...
  • Mysterious Red Mark Beneath Painting of Crucified Christ ... Leads Pastor to Speculate on Jesus' ...

    06/02/2015 10:51:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies ^ | June 2, 2015|7:57 am | By Stoyan Zaimov , Christian Post Reporter
    FULL TITLE: Mysterious Red Mark Beneath Painting of Crucified Christ at Newport Church Leads Pastor to Speculate on Jesus' Presence ********************************************************************************* Mysterious red stain beneath painting of Jesus at St. John the Evangelist Church in Newport leads to speculation of holy presence in May 2015. A narrow red stain that has remained for years beneath a painting of a crucified Christ at the Saint John the Evangelist church in Newport, Rhode Island, has led the church's pastor to speculate on its possible meaning and the presence of Jesus. Providence Journal reported on Monday that the 140-year-old Episcopal church has recently...
  • Today's Toons 6/2/15

    06/02/2015 3:25:03 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 10 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 6/2/15 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Ireland Approves Reentry Of Snakes Into Country By Popular Vote (satire?)

    05/27/2015 9:07:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Ireland overwhelmingly approved a referendum to allow snakes back in the country on Saturday, becoming the first country in the world to allow such a move by popular vote. Though the final tally is yet unknown, the referendum achieved the support of an estimated 65 percent of the population. Michael Fitzpatrick, prominent supporter of the H##l No campaign, conceded the referendums defeat Saturday morning. It is a said day now that Ireland has approved reentry of paganism, Fitzpatrick said, explaining how, although snakes have never actually existed in Ireland, that the referendum would now allow the pagans, which he believed...
  • Why I am No Longer a Dispensationalist

    05/22/2015 4:54:44 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 934 replies
    Credo House ^ | May 21, 2015 | C. Michael Patton
    My Dispensational Upbringing I have been taught Dispensationalism from my mothers womb. I was born in a dispensational environment. It was assumed at my church to be a part of the Gospel. There was never another option presented. It made sense. It helped me put together the Scriptures in a way that cleared up so much confusion. And, to be honest, the emphasis on the coming tribulation, current events that prove the Bibles prophecy, the fear that the Antichrist may be alive today (who is he?) was all quite exciting. But what might be the biggest attraction for me...
  • ASK FATHER: The proper way for women to wear a chapel veil?

    05/20/2015 4:00:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 5/20/15 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    From a readerQUAERITUR: I have noticed at the Traditional Latin Mass I attend that the women cover their heads with their veils once their sit down in their pews. [?!?] I was told by a friend that the norm years ago was that women veiled their heads before their entered the church and took off their veils once they stepped out of church, not once they sat down in their pews. [!] Which is the proper way for women who veil their heads? Are the women who veil once they enter their pews doing anything wrong? Should the priest(s) address...
  • Tonight's the Night!

    05/05/2015 8:33:20 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 5 replies
    The Dry Bones Blog ^ | Wednesday, May 06, 2015 | Yaakov Kirschen
    Not sure what this holiday is all about?Well, according to The Torah teaches that "the Jewish people are obligated to count the days from the second night of Passover to the day before Shavu'ot - a total of exactly seven full weeks or 49 days. This period is known as the Omer, in reference to the biblical omer which meant a unit of measure. On the second day of Passover, in the days of the Temple, an omer of barley was cut down and brought to the Temple as an offering. The counting is intended to remind us...
  • Mamma Mia Perfectly in Gods Design, as Seen in a Short Video (Think Mother's Day)

    05/02/2015 6:58:31 AM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-02-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Mamma Mia – Perfectly in God’s Design, as Seen in a Short Video By: Msgr. Charles PopeNancy Pope and Charlie Pope 1961My mother died a little more than ten years ago, quite tragically and suddenly. At first her presence seemed so far away, her soothing voice with its gentle mid-western accent, gone. But then about six months ago, in my heart and deep in my thoughts, I had a sense that suddenly she moved closer to me. Perhaps her purgation was at an end, or perhaps some roadblock in my own heart moved. But there she was, and once...
  • [Satire] New App Allows User To Locate Where Least Crappy Homily Going To Be Delivered In Area

    04/29/2015 2:27:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    The Vatican announced this morning that they have launched CrapHom, a new app for iPhone and Android that allows Catholics to view which local parishes will have the lamest homilies and which will have the least lame homilies.As everyone knows, the whole point of the homily is to instruct and uplift the faithful, but since thats nearly impossible these days, this will at least give a user the option of not being scandalized during the homily, a Vatican spokesman told EOTT this morning. The point of the app is to allow parishioners the luxury of getting to hear the least...
  • Vatican Approves New Emoji Translation Of Mass [satire]

    04/09/2015 6:02:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    The Vatican announced today that Pope Francis has approved a new emoji translation of the Mass to help young adults more actively follow along during church services.Weve found that most young adults can no longer read complete sentences or even complete words, said Vatican spokesman Ronaldo Bernini, going to say that the minority of young adults that can read, cannot do so fast enough to keep up with the blistering pace of the Mass. We still have some work to do before the final version comes out. Weve hired over one hundred teenagers to look over the new missal...
  • Praying of the Rosary Is NOT Bible-Based Teaching

    03/24/2015 8:06:07 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 927 replies
    The Disciplers ^ | 2011 | Ptr. Vince
    Praying The Rosary Is Not Biblical, And Is A Form Of Idolatry Just last Sunday, a local newspaper paper released an article teaching that the praying of the Holy Rosary is Bible-based. In the first two paragraphs, the writer admittedly says that there is no passage in the Bible teaching nor mentioned about the praying of Rosary. However, in the following paragraphs, the writer justified the praying of the Rosary basing it on the repetition of historical events of some Bible characters (like Gideon as he mentioned) about Israels history. I dont know if the writer of this article did...
  • Feast of the Enunciation? [Christian Churches Celebrate 'Feast of The Enunciation' on March 25th]

    03/25/2015 7:26:59 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 5 replies
    WWN, by way of The Waffling Anglican ^ | November 28, 2006 | Mike The Greek
    I miss the Weekly World News! It stands headand-shoulders above the rest of the tabloids for sheer exuberance and hilarity. Other tabloids waste their time and efforts on Brangelina and Brittany Spears stories, while WWW sticks with the straight "news" of alien cab drivers and three-headed chihuahuas. At various times, I have purchased subscriptions to WWW for my old lab boss, so it would come proudly addressed to his faculty mail box, and for one of the Major Consulting Firm partners so it would be delivered in his name to the front desk at the office. Rediscovered last spring on...
  • The Media's Rules for Religious Self-Identification (Satire - but only a little)

    03/15/2015 11:21:40 AM PDT · by NRx
    YouTube ^ | 03-15-2015 | Lutheran Satire
    How the media handles religious self identification.
  • Man starts church for jerks

    03/15/2015 8:14:21 AM PDT · by piasa · 28 replies
    YORBA LINDA Walk into Mark Hansons church and nobody will greet you. The guys hanging around the foyer might even make fun of what youre wearing, or your haircut. A sign over the entrance reads, Grab a seat in the back and shut up. Nobody cares what you think. Welcome to Jerk Church. You know these guys, says Hanson, the pastor and founder. They sit with their arms folded the whole time, leave during the altar call, criticize the pastor, snort when other people state their opinions and never create lasting bonds of friendship. Their wives are always really...
  • Using One of Alinsky's Rules on the "Progressives" in the Church (Catholic Caucus)

    03/10/2015 2:55:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Les Femmes ^ | March 9, 2015
    The video below is hilarious. My only criticism is that they move a little too fast to read some of the "translations." As I'm posting it the video has only 84 views. Can we make it go viral? Saul Alinsky was a brilliant tactician. Anyone who's read his Rules for Radicals has to recognize that his rules work. Some are immoral. (He believed the end justifies the means and would use just about any means to achieve his goals.) But without accepting the evil in his rule book, one can certainly borrow his morally neutral means. And humor is a...
  • FYI, Yes, I am a "valuable friend of Catholic Answers"

    03/06/2015 5:16:43 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 10 replies
    Beggars All: Reformation ^ | March 2, 2015 | James Swan
    Dear James , Because you are a valuable friend of Catholic Answers, you have been selected to participate in a survey to help us improve our apostolate. As a thank-you, we will be giving away 25 signed copies of Tim Stapless newest book, Behold Your Mother. Combining the best recent scholarship with in-depth knowledge of Scripture, this book offers the most thorough Marian apologetics youll find anywhere. Give us your feedback by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, 2015 and you will be entered to win one of 25 signed copies of Behold Your Mother! Click here to start the...
  • Frank the Hippie Pope and Bart the Patriarch Sing Love Songs

    03/05/2015 10:00:49 AM PST · by NRx · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 14 December 2014 | Lutheran Satire
    Frank the Hippie Pope and Bart the Patriarch Sing Love Songs
  • Pope Francis: Pop! Vinyls, Bobblehead & Collectibles by Funko

    02/14/2015 9:39:36 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 8 replies
    ToysREvil ^ | 02/14/2015
    And while we've featured some reveals at the Funko booth for New York Toy Fair 2015 (Feb 14-17) including their new Vinyl Sugar-line, this particular slice of toy-news requires a post all on it's own. Pope Francis as vinyl collectibles! "This is where we get insane! Insanely holy! The People's Pope, Pope Francis is now a Pop! Asia vinyl figure, as well as the Holy-Shaker Bobble-Head, and finally a Collectormates Premium Figure...all from our friends at MINDstyle. This is official merchandise of Pope Francis's historic visit to the Philippines. A donation will be made for the universal charity work...
  • Nobody Can Do It Like Jimmy Swaggart

    01/27/2015 11:54:14 AM PST · by Gamecock · 31 replies ^ | Lewis Grizzard | March 2, 1988
    I was in Baton Rouge a few months ago and somebody from the Chamber of Commerce, upon my request, took me out to see evangelist Jimmy Swaggart's place, which is a four-iron from the plush new Country Club of Louisiana. You can't actually set foot on Jimmy's spread, of course. There are guards to keep you out, not to mention a wall around the estate that locals report cost $800,000 to build. I've seen bigger spreads than Swaggart's. I was at Peter the Great's palace outside Leningrad once. But Swaggart hasn't done badly to come in second to a czar.
  • The real story of the Three Wise Guys.

    01/06/2015 9:17:03 PM PST · by dangus · 15 replies
    ADD, Brain Damage... maybe a little autism. | Me
    I read about how a bunch a' Einsteins are trying to figger out the bible stuff about the three wise men. So I'mmunna straighten you all out, OK? So dis shooting star appears in da East. Of course, when ya say "Da East," you mean Joizzey. Evrybuddy knows a virgin in New Jersey is a miracle. No, for real: in Latin, New Jersey is "Nova Caesaria," or "City of the New Ceasar." Look it up. Ya got Bethlehem on one side, and the Empire on the other. So a shooting star is gonna mean someone in Seton Hall. Come on,...
  • An Image for the Church in a Way-Cool Christmas Gift

    01/03/2015 8:52:33 AM PST · by Salvation · 19 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-03-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    An Image for the Church in a “Way-Cool” Christmas Gift By: Msgr. Charles PopeIf you’re looking for a last minute gift for someone (remember, Christmas goes on till Epiphany), consider the “Septem-Seater Tricycle.” Don’t worry that it costs  $20,000; you can charge it or put it on a payment plan! Yes, it is the seven-seat tricycle in the Hammacher Schlemmer Catalog. I suspect it is one of those corporate “team-building” items. A large corporation might be able to afford the hefty cost or even just rent it for corporate “retreats.” It would sure be fun to try it out.At any rate I...
  • Catholic Church Fails To Behead a Single Person in 2014

    01/01/2015 12:42:41 AM PST · by SweetAkitoRose · 26 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | Dec 30, 2014 | John White
    For the most intolerant and extreme religion in the world, this is a rather embarrassing statistic. It appears that the Catholic Church, widely recognized as the most uncompromising and dogmatic among the worlds major religions, is about to close out the year without executing a single person. As everyone knows, the Catholic Church is a religion of strict doctrine, ruling every aspect of each individual Catholics life from the Vatican with an iron fist, while at the same time relentlessly imposing its beliefs on the rest of society. Yet for some reason the Catholic Church has had an abysmal year...
  • Christmas Isnt Perfect So Find Christ in Your Real Christmas

    12/20/2014 9:35:30 AM PST · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-19-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Christmas Isn’t Perfect – So Find Christ in Your Real Christmas By: Msgr. Charles PopeMost of us have a perfect Christmas in mind. Often it is the creation of Hallmark, Currier & Ives, and various marketers. But none of us will have a perfect Christmas, just a real one.The First Christmas wasn’t perfect either. In fact, the only way to describe it is to call it a crisis. Mary was pregnant before marriage, a very dangerous thing in those times. Just at the time of birth they were required to travel eighty miles on foot to Bethlehem. There was no...
  • Church - Saturday Night Live

    12/15/2014 2:28:32 AM PST · by iowamark · 17 replies
    SNL ^ | Dec. 14, 2014
    St. Joseph's Christmas Mass Spectacular features Pastor Pat (Bobby Moynihan), organist Linda Tayhoe (Kate McKinnon) and all 44 verses of "O Come All Ye Faithful."
  • Martin Luther responds to some @JoelOsteen tweets

    12/05/2014 2:03:54 PM PST · by Gamecock · 41 replies
  • Halachos (Religious Law) of Christmas

    11/30/2014 12:31:05 PM PST · by Phinneous · 25 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 12/24/98 | Jewish World Review
    A humorous (if you understand Jewish ritual law--halacha) take on "the halacha" of Christmas trees-- Know that Jews have myriad laws governing daily life... For example, Chanukah candles must be kindles at a certain time, and last a certain duration...and oy vey what happens in a million after-the-fact cases where one did NOT meet the requirements, etc. All the funny quirky things you positively love about us Jews. What if they were transposed onto Christmas... the results might be something like this: (key: "Mitzvah" means commandment:) 1. PREPARATIONS FOR XMAS MUST NOT BEGIN(1) BEFORE THANKSGIVING.(2) THIS APPLIES TO PREPARATIONS WHICH...
  • Parody: Bergoglio and Synod

    11/23/2014 2:48:24 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | 11/22/14 | John Vennari
    Me and Bergoglia down by the Synod
  • Update: Pope Francis and One-World Religion [Pope Picked to Lead One-World Church]

    11/20/2014 8:57:24 PM PST · by ebb tide · 37 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | 10/11/14 | Cornelia R. Ferreira
    Isnt it extraordinary how something long in existence can be suddenly re-proposed as a brilliant new idea? Politicians and educators, hoping we have memory problems, often do this to fool us into thinking they are working hard to improve a situation. Another audacious example of this strategy was recently provided by the Holy Sees support of a proposal for a United Religions. The proposal came from former Israeli President and Nobel Peace Prize-winner Shimon Peres. At a private audience with Pope Francis this September 4th, Peres proposed the founding of a United Religions organization modelled after the United Nations...
  • How Many Protestant Denominations Are There? [vanity]

    11/13/2014 6:49:41 PM PST · by Heart-Rest · 636 replies
    How Many Protestant Denominations Are There? Partial List of 5000+ Protestant Denominations by Name How Many Protestant Denominations Are There?    The 20,000 / 30,000 numbers and David Barrett's statistics "The Facts and Stats on "33,000 Denominations" The 20,000 / 30,000 numbers and David Barrett's statistics Part II (Above links derived from here) ===> ("How Many Protestant Denominations Are There?") ⛪⛪⛪⛪⛪⛪⛪⛪⛪⛪ There are many, many more Protestant denominations out there, not just those reflected in the links above.    How many?    Well, nobody really knows for sure exactly how many Protestant denominations exist at any given point in...
  • 16 Memes that Explain What Christians REALLY Do

    11/11/2014 8:39:41 AM PST · by millegan · 8 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    The What People Think I Do / What I Really Do meme is a clever way of poking fun at stereotypes vs. reality. Weve assembled some of the best related to Christianity from around the web. Enjoy!
  • QUIZ: Modernist Church or Communist Building?

    11/10/2014 1:44:59 PM PST · by millegan · 21 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    Test and fine-tune your modernist-church-detection abilities against your communist-architecture-detection skills! It's harder than you think...
  • 37 Signs You Were a Youth Group Kid

    11/09/2014 11:31:35 AM PST · by millegan · 4 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    1) You learned how to spell with this song: [video] 2) You survived a Fear Factor inspired eating game. 3) Youve been to Mexico for a mission/service trip. 4) Youve given your testimony to a large group before. 5) Your public prayers are filled with Father God and just 6) You learned just enough on the guitar to lead worship songs with 4 chords.
  • Some humor in dark times

    11/01/2014 8:15:06 AM PDT · by Ouchthatonehurt · 4 replies
    Some humor my Catholic FRiends will enjoy in these challenging times. Modified slightly from the original which I heard recently. So, after the Synod on the Family in Rome, Cardinal Kasper crosses the river to get a little night cap. He wanders into a bar and sits down next to two gentlemen who are already there. They exchange pleasantries and intoduce themselves to each other. One of the men is a medical doctor and the other is an architect. They get into a long and passionate discussion about the value of their respective occupations and the question arises as to...