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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-27-14, SOL, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

    06/26/2014 8:15:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 44 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-27-14 | Revised New American Bible
    June 27, 2014Solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Reading 1 Dt 7:6-11 Moses said to the people:"You are a people sacred to the LORD, your God;he has chosen you from all the nations on the face of the earthto be a people peculiarly his own.It was not because you are the largest of all nationsthat the LORD set his heart on you and chose you,for you are really the smallest of all nations.It was because the LORD loved youand because of his fidelity to the oath he had sworn your fathers,that he brought you out with his...
  • Catholic Caucus:Sunday Mass Readings, 06-22-14, SOL Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ-Corpus Christi

    06/21/2014 7:45:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 63 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-22-14 | Revised New American Bible
    June 22, 2014Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)    Reading 1 Dt 8:2-3, 14b-16a Moses said to the people:"Remember how for forty years now the LORD, your God,has directed all your journeying in the desert,so as to test you by afflictionand find out whether or not it was your intentionto keep his commandments. He therefore let you be afflicted with hunger,and then fed you with manna,a food unknown to you and your fathers,in order to show you that not by bread alone does one live,but by every word that comes forth from the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 06-01-14, Solemnity, Ascension of the Lord

    05/31/2014 8:15:15 PM PDT · by Salvation · 65 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-01-14 | Revised New American Bible
    June 1, 2014The Ascension of the Lord    Reading 1 Acts 1:1-11 In the first book, Theophilus,I dealt with all that Jesus did and taughtuntil the day he was taken up,after giving instructions through the Holy Spiritto the apostles whom he had chosen.He presented himself alive to themby many proofs after he had suffered,appearing to them during forty daysand speaking about the kingdom of God.While meeting with the them,he enjoined them not to depart from Jerusalem,but to wait for “the promise of the Fatherabout which you have heard me speak;for John baptized with water,but in a few days you...
  • How About neither for Putin, nor Obama's foreign policy, nor Right Sector, Nor Svoboda, nor Commies?

    05/16/2014 10:37:46 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 15 replies
    5/16/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    That might very well be the best position to take: Don't support Putin, but realize that Obama has the fecal touch on foreign policy issues. Libya (Benghazi). Syria (he thought about arming Syrian "rebels"). Egypt (the Muslim Brotherhood came to power and before that the WH said they were "largely secular"). Ergo - no interventionism of any kind in Ukraine, be it NGO's, mercs, etc. Don't support the Commies in Ukraine, but don't support Right Sector, or Svoboda, either. Angela Merkel and Hollande have both said that unlawful acts were carried out against those who were burned up in Odessa,...
  • Albert Einstein and Jesus Christ

    05/08/2014 5:38:14 PM PDT · by lbryce · 15 replies
    Google Plus ^ | May 6, 2014 | TheWarrior0123
  • Scientists uncover what may be an early image of Christ

    05/01/2014 1:57:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 41 replies
    Deacon's Bench ^ | May 1, 2014 | Deacon Greg Kendra
    Some intriguing news from the world of archeology: Spanish archaeologists have discovered what may be one of the earliest depictions of Jesus in an ancient Egyptian tomb.Painted on the walls of a mysterious underground stone structure in the ancient Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus, about 100 miles south of Cairo, the image shows a young man with curly hair and dressed in a short tunic.He raises his hand as if making a blessing, said Egyptologist Josep Padr, who has spent over 20 years excavating sites in the area.In this expedition, he led a team of archaeologists from the University of Barcelona,...
  • The Shroud of Turin

    04/20/2014 9:56:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 65 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/20/ 14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Our Lord is risen. Our God lives. The Shroud of Turin is speaking to all Christians now more than at any other time in our current history when so many of our religious freedoms are under attack by the US government. John C. Iannone is a Catholic writer and lecturer who is traveling throughout the South during our pre- Easter preparations to bring the story of the holy Shroud to us. One can only marvel at what this holy garment reveals to us about the suffering Jesus went through to be one of us and to suffer in such horrible...
  • "The Passion of Christ from a Medical Point of View"

    04/18/2014 6:56:08 AM PDT · by Oakleaf · 27 replies
    Arizona Medicine, Vol. 22, No. 3, March 1965 ^ | March 1965 | C. Truman Davis, M.D.
    The Passion of Christ from a Medical Point of View C. Truman Davis, M.D., M.S., Arizona Medicine Vol. 22, No. 3, March 1965 In this paper, I shall discuss some of the physical aspects of the passion, or suffering, of Jesus Christ. We shall follow Him from Gethsemane through His trial, His scourging, His path along the Via Dolorosa, to His last dying hours on the cross. I became interested in this about a year ago when I read an account of the crucifixion in Jim Bishop's book, THE DAY CHRIST DIED. I suddenly realized that I had taken the...
  • "On the Physical Death of Jesus Christ" JAMA Atticle

    04/18/2014 6:40:36 AM PDT · by Oakleaf · 7 replies
    Journal of the American Medical Association ^ | March 21, 1986 | William D. Edwards, MD; Wesley J. Gabel, MDiv; Floyd E. Hosmer, MS, AMI
    ABSTRACT: Jesus of Nazareth underwent Jewish and Roman trials, was flogged, and was sentenced to death by crucifixion. The scourging produced deep stripelike lacerations and appreciable blood loss, and it probably set the stage for hypovolemic shock as evidenced by the fact that Jesus was too weakened to carry the crossbar (patibulum) to Golgotha. At the site of crucifixion his wrists were nailed to the patibulum, and after the patibulum was lifted onto the upright post, (stipes) his feet were nailed to the stipes. The major pathophysiologic effect of crucifixion was an interference with normal respirations. Accordingly, death resulted primarily...
  • Catholic Commemoration Readings, 04-18-14, Passion of the Lord (Good Friday)

    04/17/2014 11:12:54 PM PDT · by Salvation · 51 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-18-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 18, 2014Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday)    Reading 1 Is 52:13-53:12 See, my servant shall prosper,he shall be raised high and greatly exalted.Even as many were amazed at himCso marred was his look beyond human semblanceand his appearance beyond that of the sons of manCso shall he startle many nations,because of him kings shall stand speechless;for those who have not been told shall see,those who have not heard shall ponder it. Who would believe what we have heard?To whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?He grew up like a sapling before him,like...
  • Easter Hope---Based on Facts of History

    04/17/2014 2:37:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Jerry Newcombe
    Jesus sells. Thats why they have cover stories on Him in magazines and TV specials, even if some of them offer strange theories to try to explain away things like the original Easter. Ill never forget the evolution of a famous TV newsman, the late Peter Jennings, the anchor ABCs nightly news broadcasts. In 2000, Jennings hosted a special, The Search for Jesus. He never found Him because he relied almost entirely on liberal Bible scholars who dismissed the reliability of the Gospel accounts. The special, though well done, needlessly cast doubt on all the basics about Jesus. But in...
  • WATCH: Bono's Unexpected Response to 'Who Is Jesus?' Question

    04/17/2014 11:35:37 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 904 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 31 March 14 | Charisma News Staff
    U2 frontman Bono talks about his faith and answers the question "Who is Jesus?" in the video below. Click play to watch. Link Here with Video (2 mins 46 secs)
  • Atheist Group Sets Up 'Jesus Is a Myth' Banner in Response to Easter Display at Wisconsin Capitol

    04/17/2014 7:43:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/17/2014 | Katherine Webber
    An atheist group is combatting a Christian Easter display at Wisconsin's Capitol building in Madison by setting up a sign that reads "Nobody died for our 'sins,' Jesus Christ is a myth." The Freedom From Religion Foundation says it rushed to get a permit for their display after seeing that the Concerned Women for America group was able to set up their own display at Wisconsin's Capitol building. The CWA group's display reportedly included a Christian cross and pro-life literature. The conservative women's group says on its website that it's dedicated to bringing "biblical principles into all levels of public...
  • History's Greatest Event

    04/11/2014 3:59:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    This week starts the anniversary celebrations of the greatest event in history. Two thousand years ago, in a rather routine and inconsequential act for that time, Roman authorities nailed a man to a cross. What happened next is subject to dispute. But since then, most of the western world has believed that three days after his execution, the man named Jesus came back to physical life. Whether one believes it happened or not, indisputably the first Holy Week fundamentally transformed civilization. Today, several billion people globally will celebrate Holy Week. They believe Jesus died for them, rose again from...
  • April 3, AD 33

    04/03/2014 4:52:36 PM PDT · by Rashputin · 252 replies
    First Things ^ | April 3, 2014 | by Andreas J. Kstenberger and Justin Taylor
    April 3, AD 33 In our new book, The Final Days of Jesus: The Most Important Week of the Most Important Person Who Ever Lived , we assume but do not argue for a precise date of Jesuss crucifixion. Virtually all scholars believe, for various reasons, that Jesus was crucified in the spring of either a.d. 30 or a.d. 33, with the majority opting for the former. ( The evidence from astronomy narrows the possibilities to a.d. 27, 30, 33, or 34). However, we want to set forth our case for the date of Friday, April 3, a.d. 33 as...
  • Stations of the Cross {Catholic Caucus] (Prayer)

    03/23/2014 6:38:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 26 replies
    OurCatholicFaith.org ^ | not known/medieval | started by St. Francis of Assisi
    Stations Of The CrossAccording to the Method of St. Francis of AssisiFor Roman Catholics throughout the world, the Stations of the Cross are synonymous with Lent, Holy Week and, especially, Good Friday. This devotion is also known as the "Way of the Cross", the "Via Crucis", and the "Via Dolorosa." It commemorates 14 key events on day of Christ's crucifixion. The majority concern His final walk through the streets of Jerusalem, carrying the Cross.The Stations originated in medieval Europe when wars prevented Christian pilgrims from visiting the Holy Land. European artists created works depicting scenes of Christ's journey to...
  • "That's My King"

    03/19/2014 7:10:45 PM PDT · by wmfights · 26 replies
    Across Pacific Magazine ^ | 1976 | Dr. S.M. Lockeridge
    My King was born King. The Bible says He's a Seven Way King. He's the King of the Jews - that's an Ethnic King. He's the King of Israel - that's a National King. He's the King of righteousness. He's the King of the ages. He's the King of Heaven. He's the King of glory. He's the King of kings and He is the Lord of lords. Now that's my King. Well, I wonder if you know Him. Do you know Him? Don't try to mislead me. Do you know my King? David said the Heavens declare the glory of...
  • The Son of God

    03/11/2014 7:22:07 AM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 3 replies
    When the disciples returned after Jesus had sent them out to heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead and the cast out devils. He asked them two significant questions. One was, Who do men say that I the Son of man am? The other, Who do you say that I Am? The first they immediately answered, that the people thought that Jesus was a prophet like Jeremiah, John the Baptist or even Elijah. This showed how folks viewed of Jesus. Their knowledge of Him was limited to that of Old Testament prophetic ministry, and of course Jesus Christ...
  • Christ's Temptation and Ours (An explanation of the three temptations) [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    03/09/2014 2:06:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 20 replies
    CERC.org ^ | 2009 | FATHER GEORGE WILLIAM RUTLER
    Christ's temptation and oursFATHER GEORGE WILLIAM RUTLERChrist was tempted three times as an act of love to prepare his Church for three temptations which would assault her in every generation. The Spirit that "drove" Jesus into the desert to be tempted by Satan (Mark 1:12) is the Third Person of the Most Holy Trinity, the bond of love between God the Father and God the Son. Christ was tempted three times as an act of love to prepare his Church for three temptations which would assault her in every generation.Satan tested Christ to figure out if he truly was...
  • Cardinal Burke: Pope Francis has spoken unambiguously on abortion, contraception, marriage

    02/24/2014 1:33:11 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 13 replies
    CWN - Citing remarks made by Pope Francis, Cardinal Raymond Burke emphasized that Pope has spoken unambiguously in defense of Catholic teaching on abortion, contraception, euthanasia, and marriage. It is not that the Holy Father is not clear in his opposition to abortion and euthanasia, or in his support of marriage as the indissoluble, faithful and procreative union of one man and one woman, the prefect of the Apostolic Signatura wrote in LOsservatore Romano. Rather he concentrates his attention on inviting all to nurture an intimate relationship, indeed communion, with Christ, within which the non-negotiable truths, inscribed by God upon...
  • Son of God: In Theaters February 28

    02/02/2014 10:18:31 AM PST · by GonzoII · 34 replies
    From the award-winning producers of the record-breaking miniseries The Bible, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, comes Son of God, the larger-than-life story of The New Testament, to be released by 20th Century Fox on February 28, 2014. Son of God is a major motion picture that brings the life of Jesus Christ to the big screen like never before. Told with the scope and scale of an action epic, the film features powerful performances, exotic locales, dazzling visual effects and a rich orchestral score from Oscar- winner Hans Zimmer. Award-winning actor Diogo Morgado portrays Jesus as the film spans from...
  • Lightning Breaks Finger Off Rios Christ Statue

    01/18/2014 7:41:14 PM PST · by lbryce · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 17, 2014 | Newscom.au
    <p>Lightning has broken a finger off the right hand of Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.</p> <p>Father Omar, rector of the shrine that holds the statue, told the Globo radio station that lightning frequently strikes the nearly 100-foot tall statue, a symbol of Rio that overlooks the Brazilian city from the peak of the Corcovado mountain.</p>
  • What I Thought When I Saw The Christ the Redeemer Photo...

    01/18/2014 4:23:04 PM PST · by lbryce · 20 replies
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 01-12-14, Feast, Baptism of the Lord

    01/11/2014 8:17:15 PM PST · by Salvation · 54 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-12-14 | Revised New American Bible
    January 12, 2014Feast of the Baptism of the Lord    Reading 1 Is 42:1-4, 6-7 Thus says the LORD:Here is my servant whom I uphold,my chosen one with whom I am pleased,upon whom I have put my spirit;he shall bring forth justice to the nations,not crying out, not shouting,not making his voice heard in the street.a bruised reed he shall not break,and a smoldering wick he shall not quench,until he establishes justice on the earth;the coastlands will wait for his teaching. I, the LORD, have called you for the victory of justice,I have grasped you by the hand;I formed...
  • Jesus Returns to the Woodlands!

    01/06/2014 6:13:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2014 | Mike Adams
    My friend Bob Sacamano has long been convinced that the Second Coming of Jesus will take place somewhere in New Jersey. He was kind of confused when I wrote him on Christmas Eve saying that Jesus had returned to the Woodlands, Texas. Apparently, he didn't read a column I wrote for Town Hall last January. You can read it here if you'd like. In that column, I criticized a highly secularized 2012 Christmas Eve service at the Woodlands Church, led by Pastor Kerri Shook and his wife, Chris. The event was more than just highly secularized. It was downright disrespectful....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-03-14, OM, The Most Holy Name of Jesus

    01/02/2014 7:33:20 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-03-14 | Revised New American Bible
    January 3, 2014 Christmas Weekday    Reading 1 1 jn 2:29-3:6 If you consider that God is righteous,you also know that everyone who acts in righteousnessis begotten by him. See what love the Father has bestowed on usthat we may be called the children of God. Yet so we are.The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.Beloved, we are God’s children now;what we shall be has not yet been revealed. We do know that when it is revealed we shall be like him,for we shall see him as he is.Everyone who has this...
  • The Joy of Discipline

    12/30/2013 10:45:01 AM PST · by Salvation · 42 replies
    CE.com ^ | August 26, 2013 | Fr. Nnamdi Moneme, OMV
    The Joy of Discipline by Fr. Nnamdi Moneme, OMV on August 26, 2013 · I recently came across the reports of the investigations into the deadly train accident that occurred in the last week of July this year in Spain. According to this reports, the driver of the train, Francisco Jose Garzon Amo, was driving the train at over 190 km/hr in an area with a posted speed limit of 80 km/hr. He was also found to be talking with a friend on his cell phone seconds before the fatal crash. Lastly, in his distraction, he ignored three automatic...
  • The Divinity of Jesus Christ, In Scripture and in his own words.

    11/06/2013 2:02:38 AM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11/5/2013 | Msgr Charles Pope
    I have mentioned before that many years ago in seminary I was quite surprised to listen to some of my professors declare what I considered to be heretical things about Jesus Christ. They often said, he did not claim to be God, or he did not know he was God.When I might meekly suggest a certain biblical text that more than suggested he darn well knew he was divine they seemed unimpressed and invoked dubious theories that denied the biblical text was a credible source.Thankfully I had some other professors who were able to reassure me that the Divinity of...
  • The Day of Small Things: A Guest Post from Laurel Moffatt God has a heartbeat!

    12/24/2013 9:27:26 PM PST · by Colofornian · 2 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | Dec. 24, 2013 | Ed Stetzer
    ...When an angel shows up at your door all unexpected, with a sword at his side and your name on his lips, it means that something is about to change for good. And, whether you like it or not, you're involved... How the knees of your heart must have knocked that day the angel of the Lord showed up at your house...saying words like 'hail' and calling you 'blessed'things you say to kings and princes, not to girls in Galilee. ...the countdown of days to his coming begins...Your growing belly testifies to it. The countdown to God's rescue for his...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-25-13, SOL, The Nativity of the Lord [During Day Christmas]

    12/24/2013 7:02:04 PM PST · by Salvation · 42 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-25-13 | Revised New American Bible
    December 25, 2013 - Mass During the Day Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)    Reading 1 Is 52:7-10 How beautiful upon the mountainsare the feet of him who brings glad tidings,announcing peace, bearing good news,announcing salvation, and saying to Zion,“Your God is King!” Hark! Your sentinels raise a cry,together they shout for joy,for they see directly, before their eyes,the LORD restoring Zion.Break out together in song,O ruins of Jerusalem!For the LORD comforts his people,he redeems Jerusalem.The LORD has bared his holy armin the sight of all the nations;all the ends of the earth will beholdthe salvation of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-25-13, SOL, The Nativity of the Lord [Christmas at Dawn]

    12/24/2013 6:25:27 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-25-13 | Revised New American Bible
    December 25, 2013 - Mass at Dawn Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)    Reading 1 Is 62:11-12 See, the LORD proclaimsto the ends of the earth:say to daughter Zion,your savior comes!Here is his reward with him,his recompense before him.They shall be called the holy people,the redeemed of the LORD,and you shall be called “Frequented,”a city that is not forsaken. Responsorial Psalm Ps 97:1, 6, 11-12 R. A light will shine on us this day: the Lord is born for us.The LORD is king; let the earth rejoice;let the many isles be glad.The heavens proclaim his justice,and all...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-25-13, SOL. The Nativity of the Lord [Midnight-Christmas]

    12/24/2013 5:14:04 PM PST · by Salvation · 43 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-25-13 | Revised New American Bible
    December 25, 2013 - Mass at Midnight Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)    Reading 1 Is 9:1-6 The people who walked in darknesshave seen a great light;upon those who dwelt in the land of glooma light has shone.You have brought them abundant joyand great rejoicing,as they rejoice before you as at the harvest,as people make merry when dividing spoils.For the yoke that burdened them,the pole on their shoulder,and the rod of their taskmasteryou have smashed, as on the day of Midian.For every boot that tramped in battle,every cloak rolled in blood,will be burned as fuel for flames.For...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-25-13, SOL, The Nativity of the Lord [Vigil of Christmas]

    12/24/2013 5:04:19 PM PST · by Salvation · 44 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-24-13 | Revised New American Bible
    December 25, 2013 - Vigil Mass Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)    Reading 1 Is 62:1-5 For Zion’s sake I will not be silent,for Jerusalem’s sake I will not be quiet,until her vindication shines forth like the dawnand her victory like a burning torch. Nations shall behold your vindication,and all the kings your glory;you shall be called by a new namepronounced by the mouth of the LORD.You shall be a glorious crown in the hand of the LORD,a royal diadem held by your God.No more shall people call you “Forsaken,”or your land “Desolate,”but you shall be called...
  • The Meaning of Christmas: Look Deeper

    12/24/2013 10:26:03 AM PST · by Salvation · 11 replies
    CatholicEducation.org ^ | December 1986 | PETER KREEFT
    The Meaning of Christmas: Look DeeperPETER KREEFTWhile Christmas is so familiar that we sometimes wonder whether anything fresh and true can be said about it, there is a way to explore its meaning that may seem new to us today, yet is in fact quite traditional, dating back to the Middle Ages and the ancient Fathers of the Church. Modern interpreters often argue about whether a given Scripture passage should be interpreted literally or symbolically. Medieval writers would question the “either/or” approach. They thought a passage could have as many as four “right” interpretations, one literal and three symbolic....
  • Prayer: Christmas Novena - December 16 - 24 (Daily Family Activity)

    12/16/2013 6:49:32 PM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | 1955 | the Daughters of St. Paul
    Prayer: Christmas Novena - December 16 - 24 Description:A Christmas novena is usually prayed, starting nine days before Christmas. The following novena was composed by an Italian priest, Rev. Charles Vachetta, C.M., in 1721. Most of the material comes from the Old Testament prophecies and the Psalms referring to the promised Redeemer. The novena consists of Opening Responsory Prayers, Psalm (Let the Heavens Be Glad), Scripture Reading, Magnificat with Daily Antiphon and Closing Prayer. This novena is prayed in conjunction with the O Antiphons, and if you are using an O Antiphon House or Tower, you would open the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 11-24-13, SOL, Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

    11/23/2013 7:44:40 PM PST · by Salvation · 50 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-24-13 | Revised New American Bible
    November 24, 2013Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Reading 1 2 Sm 5:1-3 In those days, all the tribes of Israel came to David in Hebron and said:"Here we are, your bone and your flesh. In days past, when Saul was our king,it was you who led the Israelites out and brought them back. And the LORD said to you,'You shall shepherd my people Israeland shall be commander of Israel.'" When all the elders of Israel came to David in Hebron,King David made an agreement with them there before the LORD,and they anointed him king of...
  • Kennedy, Huxley and Lewis

    11/14/2013 7:35:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    Three famous men died on Nov. 22, 1963. The one getting the most attention, understandably, is John F. Kennedy. Less so the other two: Aldous Huxley, author of the futuristic novel "Brave New World," and Clive Staples Lewis. Of the three, it was Lewis who not only was the most influential of his time, but whose reach extends to these times and likely beyond. His many books continue to sell and the number of people whose lives have been changed by his writing expands each year. On the 50th anniversary of his death, C.S. Lewis remains perhaps the 20th...
  • Really? The Gospel According to Britney Spears?

    11/03/2013 3:52:02 PM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 6 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | November 3, 2013 | JP
    Patrick Blute is no Andrew Lloyd Webber. Webber was 23-years old when he famously staged the rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar, which debuted on Broadway in 1971. Blute, a 23-year-old Columbia University grad, is the creator of Spears The Musical The Gospel According to Britney, for which there is a funders preview this week. Jesus Christ Superstar was fairly faithful to the Gospel account of the last week in the earthly life of Christ before He went to be with the Father. It featured such notable songs as I Dont Know How to Love Him, Gethsemane, and, of course,...
  • The Miracles of Jesus

    11/02/2013 7:45:51 PM PDT · by redleghunter · 15 replies
    CARM ^ | Matt Slick
    The miracles of Jesus attest to who Jesus is, God in flesh (John 1:1,14; Col. 2:9). Jesus used the Divine Name for Himself (John 8:58), the same Divine Name used by God when Moses asked God what His name was in Exodus 3:14. However, people claiming to be God is not that uncommon in the world. Mental institutions are filled with those who claim to be divine. But, Jesus doesn't fit the category of a crazy person. If anything, Jesus deserves the utmost respect and admiration for His humility, love, teaching, and self-sacrifice. But, even though there are other great...
  • Could Jesus Have Possibly Sinned or Succumbed to Temptation?

    10/31/2013 10:27:20 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 88 replies
    Biblical Evidence for Catholicism ^ | August 30, 2006 | Dave Armstrong
    Could Jesus Have Possibly Sinned or Succumbed to Temptation? In a dialogue in 1997, a Baptist friend of mine stated: Jesus Himself was not unable to sin. I realize that God the Father is unable to sin; however, Jesus, though He was in nature God, was able to sin. This is evident in this verse "For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin." (Heb. 4:15, NRSV; cf. 2:18). If Jesus could be tempted, He...
  • Keep Jesus Out of Your Socialism

    10/13/2013 9:48:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2013 | Michael Youssef
    The headline of the full-page ad asks, "What Would Jesus Cut?A budget is a moral document." The text continues, "Our faith tells us that the moral test of a society is how it treats the poor." The ad was produced by Sojourners, a self-described "evangelical" organization whose slogan is "Faith in Action for Social Justice." The ad was signed by Sojourners president Jim Wallis and more than two dozen Religious Left pastors, theologians, and activists. They urge our legislators to ask themselves, "What would Jesus cut?" from the federal budget. How would you answer that question? My answer would...
  • The Jesus Christ Show

    10/13/2013 7:49:15 AM PDT · by null and void · 13 replies
    KFI 640, Los Angeles ^ | 10/13/13 | nully
    Just curious to know how many FReepers listen to this weekly show. The guy does the entire show as if he himself was actually Jesus. It sounds, on the face of it, odd at best and sacrilegious at worst, but he does have an encyclopedic knowledge of scripture, and dispenses wisdom and advice in a caring and just manner.
  • Jesus: Prophet, Priest, and King [Ecumenical]

    08/08/2013 8:09:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 19 replies
    LoyolaPress ^ | 1997 | Loyol Press
    Jesus: Prophet, Priest, and King At your baptism you were marked with oil as a sign that you are consecrated to God and anointed by the Holy Spirit. Your anointing also was a sign that you are joined to Christ and share in his threefold mission as prophet, priest, and king. The Israelites anointed their priests and kings with oil. They spoke of their prophets as being anointed with the spirit. Jesus, known as the Christ, the anointed one, fills all three roles. According to Luke, at the outset of his public ministry, Jesus read from Isaiah and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-06-13, Feast, Transfiguration of the Lord

    08/05/2013 10:13:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-06-13 | Revised New American Bible
    August 6, 2013 Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord    Reading 1 Dn 7:9-10, 13-14 As I watched: Thrones were set upand the Ancient One took his throne.His clothing was bright as snow,and the hair on his head as white as wool;his throne was flames of fire,with wheels of burning fire.A surging stream of fireflowed out from where he sat;Thousands upon thousands were ministering to him,and myriads upon myriads attended him.The court was convened and the books were opened. As the visions during the night continued, I saw: One like a Son of man coming,on the clouds of heaven;When...
  • Christ In Context: 'Zealot' Explores The Life Of Jesus

    07/16/2013 5:02:25 AM PDT · by vg0va3 · 10 replies
    NPR book review ^ | July 15, 2013 3:02 PM | Books by Reza Aslan
    Writer and scholar Reza Aslan was 15 years old when he found Jesus. His secular Muslim family had fled to the U.S. from Iran, and Aslan's conversion was, in a sense, an adolescent's attempt to fit into American life and culture. "My parents were certainly surprised," Aslan tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. As Aslan got older, he began his studies in the history of Christianity, and he started to lose faith. He came to the realization that Jesus of Nazareth was quite different from the Messiah he'd been introduced to at church. "I became very angry," he says. "I became...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-07-13, SOL. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

    06/06/2013 9:52:56 PM PDT · by Salvation · 47 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-07-13 | Revised New American Bible
    June 7, 2013 Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Reading 1 Ez 34:11-16 Thus says the Lord GOD:I myself will look after and tend my sheep.As a shepherd tends his flockwhen he finds himself among his scattered sheep,so will I tend my sheep.I will rescue them from every place where they were scatteredwhen it was cloudy and dark.I will lead them out from among the peoplesand gather them from the foreign lands;I will bring them back to their own countryand pasture them upon the mountains of Israelin the land's ravines and all its inhabited places.In...
  • My Apology to Mormon Readers

    06/05/2013 2:21:55 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 229 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6-5-2013 | Mike Adams
    Dear Stacey: You have written demanding an apology for my recent characterization of the Mormon religion as "non-Christian." I am happy to write a public letter of apology to you and to the countless Mormon readers who responded negatively to my characterization. I am sorry that so many of my Mormon readers have brazenly accused me of ignorance of their religion and suggested that I read the Book of Mormon. I am sorry that they were unaware that I read the Book of Mormon back in 2006. I am sorry that the science of genetics has refuted claims made in...
  • 4 Truths About Hell Is the doctrine of hell incompatible with the way of Jesus Christ?

    04/06/2013 10:46:39 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 223 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 4-6-13 | Tom Ascol
    Believing the truth about hell also motivates us to persuade people to be reconciled to God. By Gods grace those of us who are trusting Christ have been rescued from this horrible destiny. How can we love people and refuse to speak plainly to them about the realities of eternal damnation and Gods gracious provision of salvation? Clearer visions of hell will give us greater love for both God and people. There is one very serious defect to my mind in Christs moral character, and that is that He believed in hell. So wrote the agnostic British philosopher Bertrand Russell...
  • The Gospel According to Don

    04/01/2013 5:58:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2013 | Mike Adams
    Author's Note: although Jesus never specifically condemned it, I think wearing snow boots with your mini skirt after Easter is a sin. But that's just my holistic interpretation of the Scriptures. What's true for this author may not be true for you.I have an old friend named Don who graduated from college twenty years ago. He has tried every get rich scheme in an effort to retire early and enjoy the good life. Now that he's in his forties and has nothing to show for it, he's decided to take the biggest shortcut in life: he's joined the Democratic Party....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Readings, 03-29-13, Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday)

    03/28/2013 10:40:19 PM PDT · by Salvation · 58 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-29-13 | Revised New American Bible
    March 29, 2013 Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday) Reading 1 Is 52:1353:12 See, my servant shall prosper,he shall be raised high and greatly exalted.Even as many were amazed at himso marred was his look beyond human semblanceand his appearance beyond that of the sons of manso shall he startle many nations,because of him kings shall stand speechless;for those who have not been told shall see,those who have not heard shall ponder it. Who would believe what we have heard?To whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?He grew up like a sapling...