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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-06-15, FEAST, The Transfiguration of the Lord

    08/05/2015 8:28:29 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-06-15 | Revised New American Bible
    August 6, 2015 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...
  • Consider Answering This Question That Jesus Posed

    08/03/2015 8:05:46 AM PDT · by Salvation · 22 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-02-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Consider Answering This Question That Jesus Posed Msgr. Charles Pope • August 2, 2015 • In the midst of explaining a parable to the disciples, Jesus stopped and asked them a question:“Do you understand these things?” (Mt. 13:52)Now, rule number one in reading Scripture is when Jesus asks a question, you answer it. You don’t keep reading to see how the Apostles or disciples answered it. You stop, put down the Bible, and answer it yourself. I have deliberately not provided any context to the question Jesus asks above (you can look it up later if you’d like). But...
  • Blaise Pascal on "MAHOMET"

    07/20/2015 4:48:44 PM PDT · by avenir · 14 replies
    Public Domain ^ | 1670 (?) | Blaise Pascal
    595Mahomet was without authority. His reasons, then, should have been very strong, having only their own force. What does he say, then, that we must believe him? 596The Psalms are chanted throughout the whole world. Who renders testimony to Mahomet? Himself. Jesus Christ desires His own testimony to be as nothing. The quality of witnesses necessitates their existence always and everywhere; and he, miserable creature, is alone. 597Against Mahomet.--The Koran is not more of Mahomet than the Gospel is of Saint Matthew, for it is cited by many authors from age to age. Even its very enemies, Celsus and Porphyry,...
  • Dont Let Our Real Enemy Win

    06/20/2015 7:40:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2015 | Steve Deace
    This was pure evil, no doubt. Its probably no coincidence nine black church-goers were tragically gunned down in cold blood in a Charleston, South Carolina church sanctuary this week, since it comes on the heels of a prayer rally held in that in city that drew thousands of believers from diverse backgrounds just the week before. Many whites and blacks worshipped together at that event, called The Response, in the hopes of spurring healing, restoration, and revival for their community and culture. How good and pleasant it is when we dwell together in unity to praise the Lord, which is...
  • Is Jesus Christ at Odds With the Catholic Church?

    06/02/2015 2:02:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | March 28, 2015 | Marlon De La Torre
    Have you ever wondered if Jesus actually believed everything He taught to those around Him? This is an out of the box type of question but its one that is gaining momentum amongst people who wish to defend a personal position contrary to the teachings of the Catholic Church. Their method is to use Christ and somehow convince people that what he taught was an openness to embrace a golden rule of loving everyone but leaving the person to their own devices with no attempt at a genuine conversion of heart to Christ Himself.Our human condition is both a great...
  • Love Lifted Me -- A Homily for Ascension

    05/17/2015 6:29:23 AM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-16-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Love Lifted Me – A Homily for Ascension By: Msgr. Charles PopeIn more dioceses than not, the Feast of the Ascension is celebrated this weekend. The liturgist in me regrets the move, but here we are any way. So let’s ascend with the Lord, three days late!This marvelous feast is not merely about something that took place two thousand years ago. For though Christ our head has ascended, we the members of his body are ascending with him. Since he was ascended, we too have ascended. In my own life as a Christian, I am brought higher every year...
  • Howard Dean: Jesus Probably to Left of Democratic Party

    05/14/2015 5:13:14 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 55 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Is Jesus a Bernie Sanders fan? Could be, if you believe Howard Dean. On today's Morning Joe, Dean claimed that "if you look at the red-letter version of the Bible, Jesus was probably to the left of the Democratic party." Dean's declaration came in the context of a discussion of yesterday's forum on poverty in which President Obama and AEI President Arthur Brooks participated. Question: is Dean confusing the establishment of faceless government bureaucracies that can entrap people in dependency with the kind of personal caring for the downtrodden that Christ commanded? View the video here.
  • The King of Love My Shepherd Is A Homily for the 4th Sunday of Easter

    04/26/2015 6:57:41 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-25-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The King of Love My Shepherd Is – A Homily for the 4th Sunday of Easter By: Msgr. Charles PopeOn this fourth Sunday of Easter we turn a corner of sorts. Up until now we have been reading of the resurrection appearances themselves. Today we begin to see how the risen Lord ministers to us as the Good Shepherd. In effect, the Lord gives us four basic pictures or teachings of how, as the King of Love, He shepherds us. Here, then, are four portraits of His love:I. Passionate love – Jesus says, I am the Good Shepherd, a...
  • The Challenge: Spiritual Slavery

    04/16/2015 10:14:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Kristin Carey.This Thursday is Emancipation Day. Its the 153rd anniversary of the day President Abraham Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act, which freed the thousands of slaves who lived in Washington, D.C. That day in the midst of the Civil War marked the beginning of a great and dramatic change in our nation, which began with the capitalthe heart of our nationand slowly worked its way throughout the rest of the country. After President Lincoln signed the Act into law, an author of an editorial in a New York newspaper, The Anglo-African, joyfully...
  • Michelle Bachmann: Obama's poor relationship with Israel will bring the return of Jesus [Hosea 2:7]

    04/15/2015 11:25:26 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 128 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/15/2015 | ARIEL COHEN
    Former Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann stated that President Barack Obamas handling of the Iranian nuclear deal is a symbol of the coming of the end of times and the imminent return of Jesus Christ, during a recent radio interview. Bachmann explained that if Obama and the United States turn their back on Israel, this would bring severe curses upon the United States, similar to those seen in the end of days. But, Bachmann is not afraid of the end of days, rather she says that these are the most exciting days in history because nothing is more important than the...
  • Real Jesus

    04/05/2015 11:18:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2015 | Jack Kerwick
    Easter is upon us. But who is Jesus? Upon reading the Scriptures, it becomes clear that the real Jesus, as opposed tothe tamed, lame, and maimed Politically Correct Jesus who Christian clerics as much as anyone have been promoting for years, was the antithesis of the meek, mild mannered, nonjudgmental man of whom Christians and non-Christians alike hear about at every turn. The latter placates this generations political-moral sensibilities, but he hardly fits the profile of a person who gave rise to a religion claiming billions of followers. The truth about Jesus, in His own day as in ours, is...
  • Embracing Christ and the Cross

    04/04/2015 8:45:06 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 4 replies
    TFP ^ | 4/3/2015 | Plinio Corra de Oliveira
    An authentic piety penetrates every recess of our souls, naturally stirring our most intimate emotions. Piety, however, is far more than feelings. It arises deep within ourselves from our knowledge of the truths that govern an interior life formed in accord with the Faith. To be sure, these life-giving truths are often acquired through diligent and disciplined study, but intelligence, like emotion, is an inadequate foundation for piety, which also resides in the will. Thus we must desire to live the truths we know. It is not sufficient to understand that God is perfect, for example. We must also love...
  • "On the Physical Death of Jesus Christ" JAMA Atticle

    04/04/2015 6:01:21 AM PDT · by Oakleaf · 13 replies
    Journal of the American Medical Association ^ | 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...
  • Good Friday in Seven Good Words

    04/03/2015 3:33:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2015 | Stuart Epperson, jr
    The stage was set. The night was dark. The forces of evil, visible and invisible, viciously swarmed upon One Man. He is the only Man who with just one word could have instantly eradicated all His foes. But He opened not his mouth. There was nothing but deafening silence from the One who only had to speak and the blind saw, the lame leapt, the leper was healed, and the dead were raised. He quietly endured the shame of a jeering crowd, the interrogation, the trial, the questions, the scourging, the torture, the insults. His silence remained unbroken all the...
  • Good Friday: Sunday's Coming!

    04/03/2015 7:35:18 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 5 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 4/3/15 | Steve Berman
    It's Good Friday. Why is it good? Because Sunday's coming! Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. Behold the King of the Jews, dying for the salvation of all! Matthew 27:1-57 Jesus Handed Over to Pontius Pilate 1 When morning came, all the chief priests and elders of the people plotted against Jesus to put Him to death. 2 And when they had bound Him, they led Him away and delivered Him to Pontius Pilate the governor. Judas Hangs Himself 3 Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had been condemned, was remorseful and...
  • The Weekend That Changed the World

    04/03/2015 7:02:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    Approximately 1,982 years ago, a man died. In fact, many men died that day. We know for sure of three men. Two were tied to crosses and crucified. One was nailed to the cross. Had that been the end of it, it would have just been like so many other Roman crucifixions. But, unbeknownst to most anyone at the time, the first Easter weekend would become the most important weekend in the history of the world. In the grand scheme of things, few people reject the historicity of Jesus. But many reject the idea of his physical resurrection. It was...
  • A Challenge to Skeptics: An Easter Message

    04/02/2015 5:28:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2015 | Jerry Newcombe
    Have you ever heard of Theudas? How about Judas of Galilee? They were would-be messiahs in the first century. How many followers do these men have today? Zero, zip, nada. Of course, weve all heard of Jesus Christ. One-third of humanity professes to believe in Him. But I guarantee you we would never have heard of Him had He not risen from the dead. Whoever you are, whatever you believe, you have a vested interest in looking into the issue of Jesus resurrection from the dead. There are millions today who simply dismiss the message of Christianity out of hand...
  • The Challenge: What is Good about Good Friday?

    04/02/2015 2:53:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2015 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Kristin Carey.Darkness fell across the land and the man they thought would be their savior cried out in a loud voice, My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Soon after, he breathed his last. The people standing at the foot of the cross beat their breasts and walked away. From a distance, his mother and friends watched in somber silence as all this took place. His disciples were broken in spiritno doubt confused, hurting and angry. Disappointed to say the least. They had followed this man for years, left their work...
  • The Race - The Christian Life

    04/02/2015 8:08:27 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike
    The Basics ^ | Gene Cunningham
    The RaceThe Christian Life. (HEB 12:1-3, 1CO 9:24-27). Three years before the destruction of Jerusalem by Titus the Roman, an unknown author wrote a letter of warning and encouragement to the Hebrew believers in that city. In a time of impending national crisis, this author reminded these believers that their only safety was in individual orientation to and pursuit of the plan of God. In Hebrews 12, he compares the Christian life to a race and Christians to athletes who, if they want to experience the ecstasy of victory, will have to endure the agony of training for and running...
  • Mahdi to return by 2016, followed by Jesus? (According to Muslim Prophecy)

    03/30/2015 9:31:52 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 26 replies
    WND ^ | March 30, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Mainstream Muslim website makes official announcement Its not only evangelical Christians who are sensing that something has changed in the world, and that we may be entering the very last days. Muslims are also eagerly awaiting their messiah. In the latest evidence of this messianic fervor, a mainstream Sunni Muslim website has decreed that the Islamic messiah, called the Mahdi, will appear this year or in 2016 and that the Muslim Jesus will return in 2022 to conquer the world for Islam. DiscoveringIslam.org and the End Times Research Center have calculated that the first phase of the end of time...
  • Must See: Do You Believe?

    03/20/2015 6:52:24 PM PDT · by spacejunkie2001 · 14 replies
    3/20/2015 | me
    Just got back from "Do You Believe?". It is excellent. There were so few people in the theatre though, and that was sad but I'm hoping that word will spread and people will pack the theatres to see it. It is so worth it! I was struck by some pretty good names, in the scheme of things, that appeared in the movie. Maybe not A list stars but not no names either. Gives me a little hope that Hollyweird is not completely hopeless. Mira Sorvino, Cybill Shepard, Ted McGinley, Brian Bosworth.... Also, the trailers had some good previews of other...
  • ISIS and the Missing Christ

    02/23/2015 7:26:51 AM PST · by Lacey · 1 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2/22/15 | Andrew Klavan
    Like everyone else who cares more about the facts than his own opinions, Ive recently read Graeme Woods excellent Atlantic article What Isis Really Wants. Those of you making do with excerpts and pull quotes, stop, and go read the whole thing. That it renders the presidents statements about ISIS absurd is the least of the articles accomplishments. No one but a small coterie of leftist knuckleheads believes what Obama says on this subject anyway though its unfortunate that the president himself is part of that coterie. Among the many things in the piece that inspire thought is Woods...
  • Indicting Christ With the Atrocities of Islam

    02/22/2015 11:41:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2015 | John Nantz
    Liberals are very fond of trying to conflate the teachings of the Bible with those of the Quran. It is an attempt to destroy the foundations of our liberty by indicting Christianity with the atrocities of Islam. For liberals, violence is only religious if it impunes Christians. The Bible is a threat to liberal, leftist dogma because it is truth that diametrically opposes the humanist statism that is the utopia of the American left. Atrocities committed by Islamists are met with only nervous smiles or with blathering inanities about jobs for ISIS because Islam is not an American institution to...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: HOLY NAILS, 02-21-15

    02/21/2015 8:13:37 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CCDicitonary ^ | 02-21-15 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term selected at random:HOLY NAILSThe nails with which Christ was fastened to the Cross, and believed to have been found by St. Helena (255-330). Many claims have been made about these relics. Some parts of these nails are said to be in different places in Europe, but at best they may be only filings of the original relics. St. Ambrose (340-97) indicated that one nail was made into a crown for Constantine (c. 274-337), which might well be preserved as the Iron Crown of Lombardy at Monza. Others are supposed to be at Santa Croce in Rome. A...
  • I Got Cider in My Ear!

    02/17/2015 5:36:02 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 1 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 2/17/15 | Steve Berman
    One of these days, a guy is going to show you a brand-new deck of cards on which the seal is not yet broken. Then this guy is going to offer to bet you that he can make the jack of spades jump out of this brand-new deck of cards and squirt cider in your ear. But, son, you do not accept this bet because, as sure as you stand there, you're going to wind up with an ear full of cider. So said Sky Masterson, gambler and philosopher, in Guys and Dolls.  Brother Sky was a skeptic.  He believed...
  • The Vatican Conspiracy Its Real

    02/11/2015 7:41:16 PM PST · by purcre · 117 replies
    Gloria tv ^ | 12/2/2015 | pucre
    The Vatican Conspiracy now happening shows the true nature of what and how people in this church are treated. A second shroud has been discovered in the Veronica Veil held at St Peters and they are refusing to tell their people and the world.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-02-15, FEAST, The Presentation of the Lord. Candlemas

    02/01/2015 8:37:21 PM PST · by Salvation · 42 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-02-15 | Revised New American Bible
    February 2, 2015Feast of the Presentation of the Lord    Reading 1 Mal 3:1-4 Thus says the Lord God:Lo, I am sending my messengerto prepare the way before me;And suddenly there will come to the templethe LORD whom you seek,And the messenger of the covenant whom you desire.Yes, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts.But who will endure the day of his coming?And who can stand when he appears?For he is like the refiner’s fire,or like the fuller’s lye.He will sit refining and purifying silver,and he will purify the sons of Levi,Refining them like gold or like silverthat...
  • Newsweek Throws the First Stone: Story on the Bible didn't even pretend to mask an agenda.

    01/19/2015 7:47:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/19/2015 | CHRIS QUEEN
    In the Gospel of John, we read a story where a group of Jewish Torah teachers and Pharisees (members of a legalistic sect of Judaism) bring to Jesus a woman whom they caught in adultery, asking Him what punishment He thinks the woman deserves. Masterfully — as He always did — Jesus answers the scholars with a simple, yet profound statement: “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her” (John 8:7, NIV).Recently, Newsweek featured a cover article on the Bible in which author Kurt Eichenwald — not a Biblical scholar...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-03-15, OM, The Most Holy Name of Jesus

    01/02/2015 8:49:08 PM PST · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-03-15 | Revised New American Bible
    January 3, 2015Christmas 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 birth of Jesus as recorded in Luke 2: 1-20

    12/25/2014 8:51:53 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/25/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    In this time of worry about the future of our nation let us pause to remember the gift God gave us on the first Christmas morning. Here is the story of Christs birth as told to us by St. Luke 2: 1-20) 1 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled. 2 This was the first enrollment, when Quirini-us was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be enrolled, each to his own city. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-25-14, SOL, The Nativity of the Lord, Mass During the Day

    12/24/2014 6:28:23 PM PST · by Salvation · 48 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-25-14 | Revised New American Bible
    December 25, 2014The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)Mass During the Day    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 our God. Responsorial Psalm...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-25-14, SOL, The Nativity of the Lord, Dawn

    12/24/2014 6:15:50 PM PST · by Salvation · 51 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-25-14 | Revised New American Bible
    December 25, 2014The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)Mass at Dawn    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 peoples see his glory.R/...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-25-14, SOL, The Nativity of the Lord, Midnight

    12/24/2014 2:52:38 PM PST · by Salvation · 55 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-25-14 | Revised New American Bible
    December 25, 2014The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)Mass During the Night 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 a child is born...
  • For Advent: Wedding at Cana, Garden in Eden

    12/22/2014 7:34:14 PM PST · by Salvation · 153 replies
    SalvationHistory.com ^ | not given | SalvationHistory.com
    Wedding at Cana, Garden in Eden Lesson Goals:1. To appreciate the Old Testament symbolism that forms the deep background to the Gospel account of the wedding feast at Cana.2. To understand how Mary is depicted as a “New Eve” in this account.3. To appreciate the importance of the Old Testament marriage symbolism for John’s recounting of the “sign” at Cana. Lesson Outline:        I.        Mary in the Gospel of John                      A.        First Reading                      B.        Sign of a New Creation      II.        The Mother of Jesus                      A.        Scolding Mary?                      B.        Woman of Revelation      III.        The New Eve                      A.        Mother of All...
  • A zealot, a rebel, but no miracle-worker: film studios plot a secular take on life of Jesus

    12/20/2014 8:57:11 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12-20-2014 | Dalya Alberge
    Leading film-makers are courting controversy with plans for adaptations of provocative books about Jesus Christ that are likely to generate a backlash from traditional Christians. British producer David Heyman is developing a film based on Reza Aslans bestselling book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, while Paul Verhoeven, the Dutch director, has been working on an adaptation of his own book, Jesus of Nazareth, for five years. Aslan, a member of the American Academy of Religion, made headlines last year when a Fox News interviewer challenged his credentials, as a Muslim, to write an account of Jesuss...
  • You Will Live Forever

    12/08/2014 7:07:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2014 | Matt Barber
    The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever. 1 John 2:17 Its getting ugly out there. Indeed, the world is dying. Not in a false-alarmist, OMG-global-warming-is-going-to-kill-us-all! sort of way. Rather, this world is passing away in a Romans 1, The-wrath-of-God-is-being-revealed-from-heaven sort of way. How very unsettling and confusing this must all be for those absent the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding (see Philippians 4:7). A spirit of death and devastation has blanketed our globe. The enemy knows that his time is short. While nobody can...
  • Rev. Franklin Graham: The War on Christmas in America is A War on Christ

    12/03/2014 2:41:11 PM PST · by PROCON · 16 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Dec. 3, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    Rev. Franklin Graham, son of world renowned evangelist Billy Graham, said the last few decades in America have witnessed an increased hostility towards the sacred nature of Christmas, a stripping away of religious references in the public square that is at its root and core a war on Christ and His Followers.The war on Christmas is a war on Christ, said Rev. Graham, a hatred against a culture that celebrates the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh as a baby 2,000 years ago, and anticipates his second coming when, as a conquering King, He will cast Satan and unbelievers...
  • Grace & Mercy: The Preludes to a Thankful Heart

    11/26/2014 10:49:57 PM PST · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 1 replies
    MSMB ^ | November 27, 2014 | Rob W. Case
    What do you think of when you hear the words Grace and mercy? It is common in this day and age to think of the concept of grace as something of a prayer someone might say before they eat a meal, and mercy, as something of an act of restraint in wreaking loss, devastation, or retribution towards someone who committed an act against another person, or perhaps the inability to pay a debt owed to a certain person within a particular time frame. Without Gods grace and mercy, we could never truly experience a heart of thankfulness if we never...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 11-23-14, SOL, Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

    11/22/2014 7:48:37 PM PST · by Salvation · 70 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-23-14 | Revised New American Bible
    November 23, 2014The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe    Reading 1 Ez 34:11-12, 15-17 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 myself will pasture my sheep;I myself will give them rest, says the Lord GOD. The lost I will seek out,the strayed I will bring back,the injured I will bind up,the sick I will...
  • Beware of the Perfect Storm

    10/14/2014 4:42:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    I've always felt as if I've known renowned Christian apologist Josh McDowell through his many excellent books, but I finally got to meet him in the flesh, and what a blessing it was. As I mention in my latest book, "Jesus on Trial," I read his book "Evidence That Demands a Verdict" many years ago as I was seeking God and was impressed by his comprehensive treatment of so many issues that trouble skeptics. He is nothing if not thorough; he leaves no stones unturned in his exhaustive presentation of numerous topics concerning the authenticity of Christianity's truth claims. Josh...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: TWELVE PROMISES [of the Sacred Heart of Jesus], 09-27-14

    09/27/2014 11:12:09 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 09-27-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:TWELVE PROMISESThe promises made by Christ to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, a Visitation nun, in the convent chapel at Paray-le-Monial, France, between 1673 and 1675. They occurred during revelations she received on devotion to the Heart of Jesus, and have been encouraged by the Church as worthy of pious belief. They have been translated into more than two hundred languages. Although the total number is larger, the following are the most important promises made by Christ to those who are devoted to the Sacred Heart: 1. I will give them all the graces necessary in...
  • Steve Springer, Evangelism and the Divine Conspiracy

    09/19/2014 8:27:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    In my new book, "Jesus on Trial," I explain how the Bible itself serves as its own apologetic. Holy Scripture, if we'll give it a chance, can bring us to faith. So one of the main goals I have with my book is to encourage people to crack open this amazing book and give it a chance to work in their lives. They may be surprised. "So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ" (Romans 10:17). "From infancy, you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 09-14-14, FEAST, The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

    09/13/2014 9:05:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 45 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-14-14 | Revised New American Bible
    September 14, 2014Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross    Reading 1 Nm 21:4b-9 With their patience worn out by the journey,the people complained against God and Moses,“Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in this desert,where there is no food or water?We are disgusted with this wretched food!” In punishment the LORD sent among the people saraph serpents,which bit the people so that many of them died.Then the people came to Moses and said,“We have sinned in complaining against the LORD and you.Pray the LORD to take the serpents from us.”So Moses prayed for...
  • David Limbaugh's Case For Christianity

    09/12/2014 6:56:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    David Limbaugh has written a book that departs dramatically from his recent tomes on the worst excesses of the Obama presidency. "Jesus On Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel" explores his journey of faith, from believer to non-believer and back. "Rush and I were raised in a great Midwest Christian family. We went to church every Sunday. Our parents raised us right so I'm not blaming them. I'm blaming myself for the message not sticking," he says. As it has for so many, his faith faded away in college. Faith was replaced by skepticism. Limbaugh wants it...
  • Ancient Last Supper Papyrus Gives Glimpse into Early Christianity

    09/05/2014 8:29:58 PM PDT · by lbryce · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 5, 2014 | James Rogers
    A 1,500-year old piece of papyrus recently re-discovered in a U.K. university library contains some of the earliest documented references to the Last Supper and manna from heaven. The papyrus fragment with Greek writing, held by the University of Manchesters John Rylands library since 1901, has also been identified as one of the worlds earliest Christian charms. Experts believe that the fragment originated near the ancient Egyptian town of Hermoupolis.
  • Did the historical Jesus exist? A growing number of scholars dont think so

    08/31/2014 8:18:05 PM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 155 replies
    Jobrny ^ | August 30, 2014 | Valerie Tarico
    Most antiquities scholars think that the New Testament gospels are mythologized history. In other words, they think that around the start of the first century a controversial Jewish rabbi named Yeshua ben Yosef gathered a following and his life and teachings provided the seed that grew into Christianity. At the same time, these scholars acknowledge that many Bible stories like the virgin birth, miracles, resurrection, and women at the tomb borrow and rework mythic themes that were common in the Ancient Near East, much the way that screenwriters base new movies on old familiar tropes or plot elements. In this...
  • The Mockery of 'Black Jesus'

    08/09/2014 5:26:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    At night, the children's channel called Cartoon Network transforms into the badly named Adult Swim channel, a parade of juvenile "satirical" sludge such as repeats of Seth MacFarlane's "Family Guy" and "American Dad" cartoons. How many parents know this? Or know these shows rarely miss an opportunity to sock it to "organized religion" -- especially if that religion is Christianity? Sadly, in the second quarter of 2014, the juvenilia on Adult Swim made it the No. 1 television network on basic cable for adults 18-24, 18-34 and 18-49, and also for males in those age brackets. Its mockery has...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: THEANDRIC, 08-07-14

    08/07/2014 9:33:24 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 08-07-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:THEANDRICLiterally "God human," referring to those actions of Christ in which he used the human nature as an instrument of his divinity. such as were the miracles of Christ. Other human activities of Christ, such as walking, eating, and speaking, are also theandric, but in a wider sense, inasmuch as they are human acts of a divine person. The purely divine acts, such as creation, are not called theandric. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-06-14, FEAST, Transfiguration of the Lord

    08/05/2014 9:57:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-06-14 | Revised New American Bible
    August 6, 2014Feast 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...
  • 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...