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  • In Christ, the Son of Man, Our Total Victory Is Certain

    12/05/2017 8:45:49 AM PST · by Salvation · 12 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-04-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In Christ, the Son of Man, Our Total Victory Is Certain Msgr. Charles Pope • December 3, 2017 • At daily Mass last week, we read from an important passage in Daniel 7. It is important not only for its prophecy, but also because Jesus implicitly sets it an interpretive key for His own ministry and mission and for why He calls Himself the “Son of Man” so frequently. Let’s consider the passage from several different perspectives: its historical meaning, its Christological meaning and its present meaning.In a vision I, Daniel, saw during the night, the four winds of...
  • Did Jesus Really Tell His Disciples to Buy Swords?

    10/29/2017 8:51:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | October 29, 2017 | Michael Brown
    As expected, the response to my article Since When Did Jesus Get Connected to Guns? was fast and furious, especially from those who failed to read the article.Many adamantly defended their right as Christians to defend themselves, while others pointed to the Second Amendment, despite my stating explicitly that I am not questioning our right to defend ourselves and that my article was not about the Second Amendment.Others pointed to Luke 22:35-38, where Jesus apparently told His disciples to go out and buy swords, telling them they had enough with the two they had on hand. For these readers, this...
  • Begotten Son

    09/23/2017 9:31:27 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies ^ | 08-23-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Begotten Son Jesus Christ shares in the nature of the Father from whom all fatherhood has its origin Msgr. Charles Pope 8/23/2017 Question: In the Nicene Creed, a line confuses me about Jesus: “... the only begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages.” If Jesus was eternally with the Father before his incarnation, how can we say he is “begotten … before all ages”? His physical body was only conceived in time. — Richard Smith, Garden Valley, Idaho Answer: You imply by your question that only human beings are begotten, and this somehow is tied only to...
  • No, God Did Not Prescribe the Use of Cannabis in the Bible

    09/23/2017 7:56:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 124 replies ^ | September 23, 2017 | Michael Brown
    Just when you think youve heard it all, a pastor calls your radio show asking how to respond to a congregant who claims that cannabis was sanctioned by God in the Torah. Thats right, sanctioned by the Lord Himself, not to be smoked but to be burned in large quantities by the priests of Israel. Far out! To be sure, there was a time in my life when I would have readily believed something like this, since I spent 1969-1971 as a heavy drug-using, hippie rock drummer, consuming everything from pot to LSD and from speed to heroin. Not surprisingly,...
  • Why Does God Permit Natural Disasters?

    09/14/2017 11:26:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies ^ | September 14, 2017 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Like many Americans during the past three weeks, I've been bombarded by news about the destructive power of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida. The stories are of misery, death, and destruction. The misery, death, and destruction are acutely difficult to accept because they have been visited upon innocents. I say that knowledgeable of the ancient argument that our personal and collective sinfulness has merited our pain. Yet that raises this question: Does anyone really deserve personal ruination because of personal sin, particularly from a God whose Son said He came to call sinners and not the...
  • The Larger Context of Matthew 24...matt 24 pt 1

    And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said...
  • The Worlds Debt to Jesus Christ

    08/23/2017 4:19:45 AM PDT · by Raymond Pamintuan · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 19, 2017 | Edward Watson
    The Wests Christian heritage is being erased from our consciousness by our political, educational, and media elites. Somehow, the scientific and technological products that originated in the West now arose in a vacuum. Universities like Harvard, Yale, Oxford, and Cambridge have been going to great lengths to minimize or even deny Christians had anything to do with their establishment, but their debt to Christians is undeniable. The fact is everyone on earth owes a great debt to Jesus Christ because those influenced by his teachings were directly responsible for virtually everything that makes our lives the most enjoyable and productive...
  • Fix Your Focus A Homily for the 19th Sunday of the Year

    08/13/2017 10:28:30 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-12-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Fix Your Focus – A Homily for the 19th Sunday of the Year Msgr. Charles Pope • August 12, 2017 • The Gospel today is about faith and about focus. It teaches that although storms and struggles inevitably arise, we have a choice as to whether we focus on them or on Jesus. The message is clear: “Keep your eyes on the prize. Hold on!”Let’s look at this Gospel in three stages: Perceived Distance, Produced Distress, and Point of Decision. I have also included a fourth section for more in-depth study: Process of Development.I. Perceived Distance – The text...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 08-06-17, FEAST, Transfiguration of the Lord

    08/05/2017 8:23:00 PM PDT · by Salvation · 45 replies ^ | 08-06-17 | Revised New American Bible
    August 6, 2017 Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord Reading 1 Dn 7:9-10, 13-14As 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 he...
  • 18 Questions on Assurance of Salvation

    07/11/2017 12:18:19 PM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 8 replies
    The following 18 questions have been blessed to helping folks come to a decision for Christ - or to give them assurance of their salvation. I have had them written in the flyleaf of my New Testament for many years - and they have born much fruit. My prayer is that you will think on these questions until God through Jesus Christ our Lord, which is our hope, will grant you comfort through faith. I post this not as fodder for argument, but for some material for quiet time meditation with God.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-23-17, SOL, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

    06/22/2017 9:37:25 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies ^ | 06-23-17 | Revised New American Bible
    June 23, 2017 Solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Reading 1 Dt 7:6-11Moses 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 strong...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 06-18-17, SOL, The Body and Blood of Christ

    06/17/2017 6:47:33 PM PDT · by Salvation · 49 replies ^ | 06-18-17 | Revised New American Bible
    June 18, 2017 Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ Reading 1 Dt 8:2-3, 14b-16aMoses 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 mouth of the LORD. "Do...
  • Corpus Christi [Catholic Caucus]

    06/17/2017 4:48:51 PM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies ^ | June 22, 2014 | FATHER GEORGE W. RUTLER
    Corpus Christi FATHER GEORGE W. RUTLER When Jesus had given instructions sending two of his disciples into Jerusalem where they would find an upper room in which he would institute the Eucharist, "The disciples went out and came to the city, and found everything just as he had told them" (Mark 14:16). Similarly, the liturgical cycle follows a pattern based on this economy that was planned and predicted by God. Ten days after the celebration of the Ascension, the Church celebrates her birth in the flames and wind of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. And then comes Trinity Sunday....
  • What is a true Christian?

    06/17/2017 11:44:41 AM PDT · by ealgeone · 37 replies ^ | unknown | unknown
    Question: "What is a true Christian?" Answer: According to Acts 11:26, the followers of Jesus were first called Christians at Antioch. Why were they called Christians? Because they were followers of Christ. They had committed their lives to walk as Jesus did (1 John 2:6). Other Scriptures explain how a person comes to faith in Jesus Christ and begins this relationship. For example, Ephesians 2:8-9 reveals that a person becomes a Christian by faith, not by following a list of rules or good works: For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing;...

    04/14/2017 7:57:17 PM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Catholic ^ | 1927 | Catholic
    The Seven Words Spoken by Jesus Christ on the Cross by St. Alphonsus Liguori Taken from THE PASSION AND DEATH OF JESUS CHRIST, Redemptorist Fathers, 1927 with Nihil Obstat and ImprimaturFIRST WORD"Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do." [Luke 23: 34] O loving tenderness of Jesus towards men! Saint Augustine says that when the Savior was injured by His enemies, He besought pardon for them; for He thought not so much of the injuries He received from them, and the death they inflicted upon Him, as upon the love which brought Him to die for them....
  • "On the Physical Death of Jesus Christ" JAMA Article

    04/14/2017 1:05:57 PM PDT · by Oakleaf · 16 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...
  • Australian Wearing Cross Beaten By Muslim Gang Shouting F*** Jesus!

    04/10/2017 10:11:41 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 59 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 04/10/2017 | Jack Montgomery
    Christians in Sydney, Australia, are being advised to hide their crosses after an Arabic-speaking gang shouting F*** Jesus! attacked a couple on a train while transport officers looked on from a safe space and did nothing. The Sydney-based Daily Telegraph a News Corp outlet unrelated to the Telegraph Media Group newspaper of the same name reports the couple were attacked while riding the train through Muslim enclaves in south-west Sydney. {..snip..}
  • Why Did Christ Die in Jerusalem?"

    04/10/2017 7:59:27 AM PDT · by Salvation · 25 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-09-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Why Did Christ Die in Jerusalem? Msgr. Charles Pope • April 9, 2017 • We do well to ponder the whys and wherefores of the Passion of Our Lord. We engaged in a similar exercise in December relative to Christ’s birth. St. Thomas Aquinas presents the premise that God does nothing in an arbitrary way, but rather as Lord of History sets forth everything in fitting ways and at appropriate places and times. Every detail has something to teach us.Let’s consider why Christ suffered in Jerusalem (but outside its walls) in a place called “the skull.” St. Thomas covered...
  • The Divinity of Jesus

    04/07/2017 8:06:23 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-06-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Divinity of Jesus Msgr. Charles Pope • April 6, 2017 • In the Scriptures at daily Mass this week (the fifth week of Lent) we have pondered the lengthy debates that the Jewish leaders pressed upon our Lord. They are recounted in John’s Gospel as well as elsewhere.At the heart of the debate is Jesus’ divinity and His appropriation of divine actions and authority unto Himself. Although he offers four proofs of His divinity and His identity as Messiah and Lord, the Jewish leaders steadfastly refuse to believe Him. The four proofs are these: He fulfills the prophecies...
  • The Rock

    03/21/2017 12:56:11 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/21/17 | Jimmy Reed
    sumpin to look forward to: eternal existence with Jesus Christ Following a tour of Nobel Prize-winning novelist William Faulkners home, I asked students in my creative writing class how the great writer felt about mankinds capacity for endurance. A student replied, He summed it up in one line from his Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech: I believe man will not merely endure; he will prevail.