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  • The Fire Next Time -- A Homily for the Second Sunday of Advent

    12/07/2014 7:07:10 AM PST · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-06-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Fire Next Time – A Homily for the Second Sunday of Advent By: Msgr. Charles PopeAn old spiritual says, God gave Noah the rainbow sign, No more water, but the fire next time. The second reading in today’s Mass speaks to us of the “Fire next time” and again reminds of the need to be ready for the coming of the Lord. This homily focuses especially on that Second reading wherein St Peter reminds us of a passing that will come for us all, sooner or later. And since Advent is a time to prepare by prayer and repentance, we do...
  • He defended real marriage, and then was beheaded for it

    08/29/2014 9:18:38 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 17 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 29Aug14 | Pete Baklinsk
    A Christian man was executed during the night by a high-profile ruler after making an uncompromising defense of real marriage. The Christian, who was renowned for his holiness, had told the ruler in public that his relationship with his partner was against the law of God. The Christians words enraged the rulers partner who successfully plotted to have him permanently silenced. John the Baptist was first imprisoned before he was beheaded. The Catholic Church honors him today, August 29, as a martyr and saint. While Johns death happened a little less than 2,000 years ago, his heroic stance for real...
  • Archbishop to Pelosi, critics: No, I wont drop March for Marriage

    06/16/2014 9:00:01 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 27 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6-16-14 | Ben Johnson
    San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has responded that, despite criticism from political leaders in his home state, he will attend the March for Marriage this week, because his position requires him to act as a defender of the Catholic faith. In a letter released today, Cordileone wrote that he is required as a bishop, to proclaim the truththe whole truthabout the human person and Gods will for our flourishing ... especially the truth about marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife, Cordileone wrote. That is what I will be doing on June 19th. Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone Political figures...
  • Is Phil Robertson a Modern Day John the Baptist?

    12/23/2013 5:50:11 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 42 replies
    Matthew 3:4 And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey. Is Phil Robertson a Modern Day John the Baptist? Could he be a "voice of one crying in the wilderness", proclaiming "Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight." (Mk 1:3)? I do not know the exact role that God has called Brother Robertson too. All I know is that he is now preaching at the national level a message against sin and pointing the nation to Jesus.
  • Who was John the Baptist? (11 things to know and share)

    08/29/2013 3:44:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    jimmy Akin ^ | August 29, 2013 | Jimmy Akin
    John the Baptist is a mysterious figure in the New Testament.He was famous in his own day, even before he became the herald of Christ.We even know about him from outside the New Testament.His memorial is August 29th, so its an excellent time to catch up on him.Here are 11 things to know and share . . .1) How was John the Baptist related to Jesus?John was related to Jesus through their mothers. In Luke 1:36, Elizabeth is described as Marys kinswoman, meaning that they were related in some way through marriage or blood.Most likely, it was a blood relationship,...
  • Stuck between Israel and PA, key archaeological site neglected [Sebastia]

    07/28/2013 10:31:06 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | June 3, 2013 | Daniela Berretta
    Ancient Israelite capital Sebastia, site of important Roman and Crusader ruins, lies unprotected because of security situation. The ancient town of Sebastia is one of the major archaeological sites of the Holy Land, with its overlapping layers of history dating back nearly 3,000 years. But today the hilltop capital of biblical kings, later ruled by Roman conquerors, Crusaders and Ottomans, is marred with weeds, graffiti and garbage. Caught between conflicting Israeli and Palestinian jurisdictions, the site has been largely neglected by both sides for the past two decades. Beyond the decay, unauthorized diggers and thieves have taken advantage of the...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Salome" (1953)

    03/24/2013 12:27:06 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 1 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1953 | William Dieterle
    Today being Palm Sunday prompts me to pick a film based(very loosely) on a story from the Gospels. Despite some glaring inaccuracies(the most notorious being the daughter of Herodias dancing before Herod Antipas in an effort to SAVE rather than to behead John the Baptist. Not how it happens in the book, folks), this film manages to entertain thanks to the villainy of Charles Laughton and Judith Anderson and, most of all, the loveliness of Rita Hayworth. I also like how instead of "THE END" appearing at the finale, the film shows the Sermon on the Mount with "this was...
  • As It Gets Worse, It Cannot Get Desperate

    01/18/2013 8:58:04 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 1-10-13 | Jared C. Wilson
    For John had been saying to Herod, It is not lawful for you to have your brothers wife. And Herodias had a grudge against him and wanted to put him to death. But she could not, for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed, and yet he heard him gladly. Mark 6:18-20 We have been tracking the shift for some time. To simply say what the Bible says as one who believes what it says, of course, not as some...
  • "A Blessed Visitation" (Sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Advent, on Luke 1:39-45)

    12/22/2012 7:30:14 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | December 23, 2012 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    A Blessed Visitation (Luke 1:39-45)It was a meeting of the moms. Two expectant mothers, one old, one young. One was six months along; the other, newly pregnant. And the fact that they were expecting was totally unexpected! Both of them were pregnant when really neither one of them should have been, under normal circumstances. But these circumstances were anything but normal. What was happening was much better than normal. This meeting of the moms was the visitation of Mary to Elizabeth. Elizabeth was the older woman; Mary, the younger. Elizabeth was in her sixth month; Marys pregnancy had just started....
  • On the Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist

    08/30/2012 10:23:47 AM PDT · by ELS · 3 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | August 29, 2012 | Benedict XVI
    On the Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist "The Truth is the Truth; there is no compromise" CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy, AUG. 29, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience held in the main square at Castel Gandolfo. Today the Holy Father reflected on the figure of St. John the Baptist, whose martyrdom we celebrate today. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, This final Wednesday of the month of August marks the liturgical memorial of the martyrdom of St. John the Baptist, the forerunner of Jesus. In the Roman...
  • John the Baptist: In the Spirit and Power of Elijah (Sunday is the Solemnity of John the Baptist!)

    06/21/2012 5:18:35 PM PDT · by Mighty_Quinn · 2 replies
    www.TheSacredPage.com ^ | 6/21/12 | Michael Barber
    This Sunday we celebrate the Solemnity of John the Baptist. I recorded a podcast that provides an overview of the biblical texts describing his importance. It will be posted here soon. Of course, you can also hear itoniTunes. In this post I recap much of what I covered there. John Bergsma will also be posting on the Sunday readings here as well. I might also link to more sites dealing with John the Baptist on Twitter (@MichaelPBarber) over the weekend. As always, I appreciate comments--just post in the comment box! The First Annunciation In Luke 1 we actually have...
  • Bones of John The Baptist Possibly Discovered

    06/16/2012 6:14:34 PM PDT · by Aliska · 36 replies
    ABC News Online ^ | June 16, 2012 | Russell Goldman
    A team of researchers believe a knuckle bone found buried beneath a Bulgarian church may belong to John the Baptist, the New Testament prophet who heralded the ministry of Jesus. (Photo Included in article)
  • Is this the hand of John the Baptist?...

    06/15/2012 6:12:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 15, 2012 | Chris Brooke
    When archaeologists claimed to have found the bones of John the Baptist amid the ruins of an ancient Bulgarian monastery experts were understandably sceptical. But carbon dating tests carried out at Oxford University have provided scientific evidence to support the extraordinary claim. A knucklebone has been dated to the 1st Century AD - a time when the revered Jewish prophet is believed to have lived.
  • Bulgarian Archaeologists Find Late Antiquity Church on Black Sea Coast

    06/05/2012 4:02:17 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 1 replies
    Novinite ^ | Monday, May 28, 2012 | unattributed
    Bulgarian archaeologists have found a church dating back to the late Antiquity period, which is located near the village of Sarafovo, on the Black Sea coast. The site, which is close to the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Burgas, has been excavated by the team of Prof. Dr. Lyudmil Vagalinski, who is the Director of the National Archaeology Institute and Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, since the start of May 2012. The excavations at Sarafovo (a village also known for hosting a military airfield) began after over the winter the sea waves uncovered parts of a Roman structures...
  • Jewish Yad Avshalom Revealed As A Christian Shrine From Byzantine Era

    07/22/2003 6:27:03 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 822+ views
    Haaretz.com ^ | 7-22-2003 | Amiram Barkat
    Jewish Yad Avshalom revealed as a Christian shrine from Byzantine era By Amiram Barkat The historic Yad Avshalom monument in Jerusalem's Kidron Valley, revered for centuries as a Jewish shrine, was also a Christian holy place in the fourth century, new evidence has revealed. A fourth-century inscription on one of the walls near the monument, recently uncovered by chance, marks the site as the burial place of the Temple priest Zachariah, the father of John the Baptist who baptized Jesus. Scholars believe the monument was built in the first century, making it possible that figures holy to Christians could be...
  • A brief primer on St. John the Baptist, Forerunner...

    12/06/2011 2:23:50 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | December 6, 2011 | Carl Olson
    ... and a key figure during Advent, by Frank Sheed: St. John the Baptist, Forerunner | Frank Sheed | From To Know Christ Jesus All four evangelists begin Jesus' entry into public life with John the Baptist's emergence from his desert. Matthew leaps straight to John's mission after the return of the Holy Family from Egypt, Luke after the finding of the boy in the Temple. The other two actually begin their Gospel with it, nothing of our Lord's earthly life being told before, apart from John's "The Word became flesh and dwelt among us." It is clear, then, that...
  • On the Martyrdom of John the Baptist by Saint Bede the Venerable [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    08/28/2011 7:30:55 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    PiercedHearts.org ^ | not given | St. Bede the Venerable
    On the Martyrdom of John the Baptist by Saint Bede the VenerableThis reading on the martyrdom of John the Baptist was taken from a sermon of St. Bede the Venerable (Hom 23: CCL 122, 354, 356-357) and is in the Office of Readings for August 29, the memorial of the martyrdom of John the Baptist. As forerunner of our Lords birth, preaching and death, the blessed John showed in his struggle a goodness worthy of the sight of heaven. In the words of Scripture: Though in the sight of men he suffered torments, his hope is full of immortality. We...
  • Joel Osteen & The Gospel of Prosperity

    Joel Osteen and The Prosperity Gospel Written by Gary Gilley (June/July 2009 - Volume 15, Issue 4) The New Age book and video by Rhonda Byrne, The Secret, which gained popularity recently due to Oprah Winfreys strong promotion, teaches that we can create [our] own happiness through the law of attraction. Whether it is cash, health, prosperity or happiness, all can be ours if we will just learn to use the secret. Byrne tells us, Disease cannot live in a body that is in a healthy emotional state. But be warned: If you have a disease and you are focusing...
  • Living Faith: John the Baptizer teaches us the Way to Happiness and Freedom

    06/25/2010 4:26:55 AM PDT · by tcg
    Catholic Online ^ | 6/25/10 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    ...Living in the first home of the whole human race, his mother's womb, this last Prophet of the Old Testament and First Prophet of the New responded to the arrival of Jesus the Savior with a dance of Joy. St. John the great theologian records in his Gospel where John the Baptizer explained the reason for his joy, "The one who has the bride is the bridegroom; the best man, who stands and listens for him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom's voice. So this joy of mine has been made complete. He must increase; I must decrease." (John 1:29 -...
  • "The Nativity of St. John the Baptist and the Song of Zechariah, the Benedictus" (Sermon on Luke 1)

    12/16/2009 10:21:47 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies · 340+ views
    Charles Henrickson's blog at the Wittenberg Trail ^ | December 16, 2009 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    Lukes Lead-up to Christmas: The Nativity of St. John the Baptist and the Song of Zechariah, the Benedictus (Luke 1:57-80)When last we left Zechariah, he was doing his best Marcel Marceau impression. In other words, he couldnt speak! He was making signs and gestures to try to communicate. In other words, there were no words! Zechariah had been struck mute, unable to speak, because he had not believed the words the angel Gabriel had spoken to him, telling him that he and his wife Elizabeth were going to have a child, even though they were both old and had been...
  • "Repentance Road Repair" (Sermon for the Second Sunday in Advent)

    12/05/2009 5:06:24 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies · 398+ views
    Charles Henrickson's blog at the Wittenberg Trail ^ | December 6, 2009 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    Repentance Road Repair (Luke 3:1-14)Tomorrow the road repair will be finished, and the highway will reopen, better than ever. Im talking about Interstate 64 in St. Louis, or, as many of the locals still call it, Highway 40. The road is all straight and smooth now, all the way from Spoede to Kingshighway. The rough spots have been filled in, the crooked stretches have been straightened out, the perennial bottlenecks and traffic jams all have been accounted for and remedied. A lot of thought and effort, a lot of time and expense, went into making these improvements. The I-64 project...
  • "Luke's Lead-up to Christmas: The Annunciation of St. John the Baptist" (Advent sermon on Luke 1)

    12/02/2009 5:58:26 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies · 298+ views
    Charles Henrickson's blog at the Wittenberg Trail ^ | December 2, 2009 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    Lukes Lead-up to Christmas: The Annunciation of St. John the Baptist (Luke 1:1-25)In a few weeks well be hearing one of the most familiar and well-loved passages in the Bible once again, and that is the Christmas Gospel, from Luke chapter two. But the fact that theres a chapter two must means that theres a chapter one before it. There is. And Luke chapter one is Lukes lead-up to Christmas, his account of the events leading up to the birth of Christ. Thats going to be our theme for this series of midweek services, as well as for the last...
  • John the Baptist, an Enduring Model of Fidelity to God

    06/22/2009 11:02:57 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 12 replies · 758+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | 6/27/01 | Pope John Paul II
    1. "The Lord called me from the womb, from the body of my mother he named my name" (Is 49,1). Today we celebrate the birth of St John the Baptist. The words of the Prophet Isaiah are well-suited to describe this great biblical figure who stands between the Old and the New Testaments. In the long line of Israel's prophets and just men and women, John "the Baptist" was placed by God's providence immediately before the Messiah, in order to prepare the way before him by his preaching and by the witness of his life. Of all the saints, John...
  • One Year Anniversary of Charlton Heston's death

    BEVERLY HILLS, California, April 7, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In his legendary film career he played saints, geniuses, prophets, soldiers and even the occasional bad guy, but in real life, Charlton Heston was a genuine hero for his defence of civil rights for blacks and for the unborn. His death on Saturday, at age 84, was met with an outpouring of admiration and tributes on the internet and television news and on countless blogs. Admirers lauded him as one of the last of the old-time Hollywood movie stars, and as a man who also embodied in his off-screen life the integrity,...
  • Notre Dame's betrayal of faith

    04/07/2009 9:57:08 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies · 373+ views
    RenewAmerica.us ^ | 4/6/2009 | Selwyn Duke
    When John the Baptist said to King Herod, "It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife," the price he paid was his head on a platter. He had spoken Absolute Truth to power in a time when power was absolute. It was the bravest of acts, the kind only undertaken by those very rare men for all seasons. Lying in stark contrast to this is catholic (note the small "c") Notre Dame University's genuflection before Barack Obama, a man embodying the very antithesis of Catholic teaching. As most are aware, the university extended an invitation to Obama...
  • Jesusland Not Buying McBaptist

    09/17/2007 9:17:03 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 39 replies · 85+ views
    Christian News Wire ^ | Sept. 17, 2007 | David Jeffers
    While campaigning in predominately Baptist South Carolina, presidential candidate Senator John McCain (R-Az.), revealed that he is Baptist and has been for years. This new revelation will come as a shock for most in Jesusland, according to David Jeffers, author of Understanding Evangelicals: A Guide to Jesusland. "Evangelicals, and in this case those of the Baptist faith, are not going to be easily swayed by McCain's pandering," Jeffers said. Jeffers explains that "Many of the Baptist faith are going to have a hard time accepting McCain's claim that he is a Baptist while saying he 'did not find it (baptism)...
  • Vocation of St. John the Baptist {Nativity] (Catholic Caucus)

    06/23/2007 11:22:54 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies · 184+ views
    Catholic Exchange.com ^ | June 22, 2007 | Fr. Paul Grankauskas
    Fr. Paul Grankauskas Other Articles by Fr. Paul GrankauskasPrinter Friendly Version Vocation of St. John the Baptist June 22, 2007 We might notice something different about this Sunday's Mass. Instead of the 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time, we have yet another solemnity. Instead of remembering the anniversary of a saint's death, we are celebrating his birth.During the liturgical year, we celebrate only three birthdays: Our Lord's, Our Lady's and St. John the Baptist's. We might readily understand why we remember the birth of Jesus and Mary, but why do we give attention to the birth of John the...
  • New Discoveries Point To 'Cave Of John The Baptist' As Important Site In The Time Of Isaiah

    04/01/2006 2:47:00 PM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 1,073+ views
    New discoveries point to 'cave of John the Baptist' as important site in the time of Isaiah The interior of Suba Cave New Discoveries Point to "Cave of John the Baptist" as Important Site in the Time of Isaiah Recently completed digging at Israel's Suba Cave, an archaeological site that is possibly connected with John the Baptist, or Jewish groups of his time has revealed features that deepen the mystery of the site's ancient origins, according to University of North Carolina at Charlotte archaeologist James D. Tabor, associate director of the excavation. The site was brought to international attention in...
  • Baptism of the Lord: Our Power

    01/09/2006 10:13:58 AM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies · 397+ views
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | 01-09-06 | Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D.
    byMarcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D. Other Articles byMarcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D. Baptism of the Lord: Our Power 01/09/06 At first glance, the scene makes little sense. Johns strident call to repentance provokes an overwhelming response. People of all shapes and sizes flock to him in the wilderness. They are baptized in the Jordan as a sign of repentance and cleansing. Suddenly, out of the crowd steps Johns cousin Jesus. Wait a minute. Whats Jesus, the sinless one, doing in a crowd of repenting sinners? Whats He doing coming forward to be baptized by John, who is by his own admission, inferior to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-09-06, Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

    01/09/2006 9:54:01 AM PST · by Salvation · 17 replies · 411+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 01-09-06 | New American Bible
    January 9, 2006 Feast of the Baptism of the Lord Psalm: Monday 5 Reading IIs 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...
  • cave of john the baptist discovered?

    12/09/2005 2:10:57 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 4 replies · 746+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/ ^ | 12 8 05 | abcnews
    http://www.comcast.net/providers/fan/popup.html?v=11465594&pl=50886733.xml&config=/config/common/fan/default.xmlthe link has high speed video from comcast has a news report stating that archaeologists believe they have found the cave where john the baptist performed many of his baptisms along with a crude rendition of john the baptist carved into one of the walls dial up will probably take forever to load but might be worth the wait its a very interesting story
  • Saint Elizabeth, Mother of John the Baptist, Feast-November 5

    11/05/2005 10:03:28 AM PST · by Salvation · 7 replies · 8,633+ views
    EWTN.com ^ | 2005 | EWTN.com
    SAINT ELIZABETH, MOTHER OF JOHN THE BAPTIST Feast: November 5 The name Elizabeth, which has been borne by several saints, means in Hebrew "worshiper of God." All that we know of Elizabeth, wife of Zachary and mother of John the Baptist, is to be found in the book of Luke. A descendant of the priestly line of Aaron, she was a kinswomanhow close we are not toldof the Virgin Mary. According to the Gospel, Elizabeth had lived a blameless life with her husband in one of the hill-towns of Judea. Having reached an advanced age with her...
  • Christians from every denomination meet where Jesus was baptised

    01/28/2005 1:48:53 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies · 483+ views
    Asia News ^ | January 28, 2005
    Amman (AsiaNews) About 15,000 Christians from Jordan and the Holy Land came today to the shores of the Jordan River to the spot where, according to tradition, Jesus was baptised. They travelled to the holy site, which is just a few kilometres south-west of the Jordanian capital of Amman, to celebrate the Feat of the Theophany.The high point of the event was a holy mass celebrated at 10 am by Mgr Michel Sabbah, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, with seven leaders of other Churches with a presence in the Holy Land such as the Melkite, Armenian, Maronite, Chaldean, Coptic...
  • The Embryonic Jesus Story

    12/24/2004 9:27:49 PM PST · by Coleus · 22 replies · 1,305+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 12.22.04 | Jill Stanek
    The Embryonic Jesus Story At this time of year, we focus on Christ's birth, but there is a fascinating incident the Bible describes near the beginning of Jesus' human life, several months prior. It is the Embryonic Jesus Story.Luke 1 tells about the first person besides Jesus' mother and earthly father who recognized He was extraordinary Jesus' cousin John, while John was yet a fetus, and Jesus was but an embryo. When John was a preborn 6-month-old, his Aunt Mary came to visit John's expectant mother Elizabeth, her cousin. Mary was newly pregnant with Jesus. Luke 1:41 says when...
  • John the Baptist Cave

    08/17/2004 2:13:38 PM PDT · by scottro · 5 replies · 242+ views
    http://scotroJohnson ^ | 08-17-04 | scotro
    Has anyone read the latest discovery on John the Baptist's cave , found in Israel. An archeologist located a cave not far from Jerusalem , that was used for baptisms.The cave contains water and a footlike dish carved out in the stone for washing and purification.There was also a picture of a man's head carved out in the rock above the baptizmal pool. How does this relate to the biblicle encounter of the Jordan river? Is this cave located near the Jordan? If anyone has shared interest on this finding,please respond. it doesn't sit right with me, but Who knows...
  • Cave possibly used by John the Baptist found

    08/16/2004 9:48:29 PM PDT · by yonif · 32 replies · 955+ views
    Haaretz ^ | August 17, 2004 | Amiram Barkat
    Archaeologists announced Monday that they have found a cave in the Judean Hills leading to the oldest baptismal site discovered to date - a huge water cistern decorated with evocative wall carvings where they believe John the Baptist anointed many disciples. During a tour of the cave at Kibbutz Tzuba, south of Jerusalem, archaeologists presented the ancient wall decorations, as well as a stone they believe was used for ceremonial foot washing. They also reported sifting about 250,000 pottery shards from the cave, the apparent remnants of small water jugs used in baptismal ritual. The oldest shards are from the...
  • Israeli cave linked to John the Baptist

    08/16/2004 11:00:29 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 10 replies · 493+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Aug. 16, 2004
    Archaeologists said Monday they have found a cave where they believe John the Baptist anointed many of his disciples - a huge cistern with 28 steps leading to an underground pool of water. During an exclusive tour of the cave by The Associated Press, archaeologists presented wall carvings they said tell the story of the fiery New Testament preacher, as well as a stone they believe was used for ceremonial foot washing. They also pulled about 250,000 pottery shards from the cave, the apparent remnants of small water jugs used in baptismal ritual. "John the Baptist, who was just a...
  • Cave Linked to John the Baptist Found in Israel

    08/16/2004 8:10:12 PM PDT · by missyme · 14 replies · 650+ views
    AP News ^ | August 16th, 2003 | Matthew Tostevin
    TZOVA, Israel (Reuters) - A British archeologist has dug up evidence linking John the Baptist to a cave used for bathing rituals in hills near Jerusalem in what he said could be one of the biggest recent finds for Christian history. Shimon Gibson, who has been digging in the Holy Land for nearly three decades, told Reuters he believed the cave, hewn 24 yards deep into a rocky hillside, might also have been visited by Jesus as well as New Testament preacher John. Discovered by Gibson in 1999, excavations at the cave since then have revealed a large bathing pool...
  • Group Discovers John the Baptist Cave

    08/16/2004 9:09:34 AM PDT · by technomage · 339 replies · 4,947+ views
    AP | 8/16/04 | AP
    AP: Group Discovers John the Baptist Cave KIBBUTZ TZUBA, Israel (AP) KARIN LAUB Archaeologists said Monday they have found a cave where they believe John the Baptist anointed many of his disciples - a huge cistern with 28 steps leading to an underground pool of water. During an exclusive tour of the cave by The Associated Press, archaeologists presented wall carvings they said tell the story of the fiery New Testament preacher, as well as a stone they believe was used for ceremonial foot washing. They also pulled about 250,000 pottery shards from the cave, the apparent remnants of small...
  • AP: Group Discovers John the Baptist Cave

    08/16/2004 10:56:17 AM PDT · by Phlap · 6 replies · 913+ views
    AP ^ | 08/16/2004 | KARIN LAUB
    By KARIN LAUB, Associated Press Writer KIBBUTZ TZUBA, Israel - Archaeologists said Monday they have found a cave where they believe John the Baptist anointed many of his disciples a huge cistern with 28 steps leading to an underground pool of water. During an exclusive tour of the cave by The Associated Press, archaeologists presented wall carvings they said tell the story of the fiery New Testament preacher, as well as a stone they believe was used for ceremonial foot washing. They also pulled about 250,000 pottery shards from the cave, the apparent remnants of small water jugs used...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-23-04

    06/23/2004 7:13:21 AM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies · 141+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 06-23-04 | New American Bible
    June 23, 2004 Wednesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Psalm: Wednesday 28 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Gospel Reading I2 Kgs 22:8-13; 23:1-3 The high priest Hilkiah informed the scribe Shaphan, "I have found the book of the law in the temple of the LORD." Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan, who read it. Then the scribe Shaphan went to the king and reported, "Your servants have smelted down the metals available in the temple and have consigned them to the master workmen in the temple of the LORD." The scribe Shaphan also informed the king that the...
  • Was Jesus Actually Born Yesterday?

    12/26/2003 10:17:02 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 23 replies · 903+ views
    WND.com ^ | 12-26-03 | Farah, Joseph
    Was Jesus actually born yesterday? Posted: December 26, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern 2003 WorldNetDaily.com Yesterday, millions of Christians around the world celebrated the birth of the One they believe to be the Savior of the world, the Prince of Peace, the Son of God Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus is called many things in the Bible. One of His names is the Lamb of God. And while no one is quite sure exactly when Jesus was born, I believe that name may actually lend credence to the birth date of Dec. 25. I know what you skeptics are going...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 8-29-03, Memorial of Martyrdom, St. John the Baptist

    08/29/2003 9:22:06 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies · 149+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 8-29-03 | New American Bible
    August 29, 2003Memorial of the Martyrdom of Saint John the Baptist Psalm: Friday 37 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Gospel Reading I1 Thes 4:1-8 Brothers and sisters,we earnestly ask and exhort you in the Lord Jesus that,as you received from ushow you should conduct yourselves to please God and as you are conducting yourselves you do so even more.For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus. This is the will of God, your holiness:that you refrain from immorality,that each of you know how to acquire a wife for himselfin holiness and honor, not in lustful passionas do...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 6-24-03, Solemnity of the Nativity of John the Baptist

    06/24/2003 7:19:37 AM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies · 355+ views
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    June 24, 2003Solemnity of the Nativity of John the BaptistMass during the Day Psalm: Tuesday Week 28 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Reading II Gospel Reading IIs 49:1-6 Hear me, O coastlands,listen, O distant peoples.The LORD called me from birth,from my mother's womb he gave me my name.He made of me a sharp-edged swordand concealed me in the shadow of his arm.He made me a polished arrow,in his quiver he hid me.You are my servant, he said to me,Israel, through whom I show my glory. Though I thought I had toiled in vain,and for nothing, uselessly, spent my strength,yet my reward...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 2-07-03, Memorial of St. Colette of Corbie

    02/07/2003 7:25:22 AM PST · by Salvation · 18 replies · 147+ views
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    February 7, 2003Friday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time Psalm: Friday Week 8 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Gospel Reading I Heb 13:1-8 Let brotherly love continue.Do not neglect hospitality,for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels.Be mindful of prisoners as if sharing their imprisonment,and of the ill-treated as of yourselves,for you also are in the body.Let marriage be honored among alland the marriage bed be kept undefiled,for God will judge the immoral and adulterers.Let your life be free from love of moneybut be content with what you have,for he has said, I will never forsake you or abandon you.Thus...
  • Can someone help me understand what appears to be a contradiction?

    11/15/2002 7:14:56 AM PST · by sharktrager · 7 replies · 111+ views
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    I would like some help. I have been reading through Matthew, and came across a confusing difference between 2 chapters. Can someone help me to understand how these 2 passages relate to one another? Matthew Chapter 3 14: John would have prevented him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?" 15: But Jesus answered him, "Let it be so now; for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he consented. Matthew Chapter 11 2: Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 6-24-02, Solemnity of the Nativity of John the Baptist

    06/24/2002 5:21:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies · 128+ views
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    June 24, 2002Solemnity of the Nativity of John the BaptistMass During the Day Psalm: Monday Week 29 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Reading II Gospel Reading IIs 49:1-6 Hear me, O coastlandslisten, O distant peoples.The LORD called me from birth,from my mother's womb he gave me my name.He made of me a sharp-edged swordand concealed me in the shadow of his arm.He made me a polished arrow,in his quiver he hid me.You are my servant, he said to me,Israel, through whom I show my glory. Though I thought I had toiled in vain,and for nothing, uselessly, spent my strength,yet my reward...