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  • Why Does Jesus Tell Us to Use "Dishonest Wealth”?"

    11/09/2015 7:11:42 AM PST · by Salvation · 17 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-08-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Why Does Jesus Tell Us to Use "Dishonest Wealth"? Msgr. Charles Pope • November 8, 2015 • There was a puzzling reference in Saturday morning's Gospel (Saturday of the 31st week in Ordinary Time) in which Jesus says,I tell you, make friends for yourselves by your use of dishonest wealth, so that, when it fails, they will welcome you to eternal dwellings (Luke 16:9).What does He mean by "dishonest wealth"?The Greek expression μαμωνᾶ τῆς ἀδικίας (mamona tes adikias) is more literally translated as “mammon of unrighteousness.” Mammon is a Hebrew and Aramaic word that has a wider meaning than just...
  • Sprint Signs Major Deal in Cuba

    11/04/2015 3:21:35 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 11/3/15 | Ramon Taylor
    Sprint became the first U.S. telecommunications company to provide direct roaming mobile phone service to foreigners in Cuba, after a striking a deal at the Havana International Fair. Sprint says it expects the number of visitors in Cuba to reach 5 million a year within the next decade. The U.S.-based firm Sprint signed a deal with Cuba’s state telecommunications agency Etecsa, with the objective to reach millions of tourists expected to visit the island in coming years. The move comes as Washington and Havana continue to explore business opportunities, since restoring diplomatic relations in July for the first time in...
  • Obama + Clinton + Florida = fundraisers [Greed and the 1% Democrats]

    05/27/2015 3:25:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/25/15 | Jennifer Harper
    ...its time to rev up Air Force One...Obama has a pair of fundraisers to attend in Florida. On Wednesday hes off to Miami to raise money for the Democratic National the home of a local real estate kingpin, priced up to $33,400 a plate. Then its on to one of those private roundtable discussions, this at the home of a mortgage broker, fetching $33,400 a person... ...Hillary Rodham Clinton is bound for Florida as well, and yes, the two will be in Miami on the very same day. On Thursday, Mrs. Clinton attends a pair of Conversations with Hillary...
  • Stonegate in Fla. Confirms Plan to Open Account for Cuban Government [Obama Dupes]

    05/22/2015 11:10:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Stonegate Bank in Pompano Beach, Fla., has confirmed that it will provide a bank account to the Cuban government...
  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo In Cuba

    04/21/2015 5:31:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    CBS NEW YORK ^ | 4/20/15
    ...Cuomo speaks at the beginning of a Business Rountable with Cuban and American business leaders held at the Hotel Parque Central in Havana, Cuba....
  • I was wrong about Black Thanksgiving: The Unbridled Spirit of Mammon

    11/28/2014 5:56:51 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 17 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 11/28/2014 | Steve Berman
    My father had a saying which he passed down to me, Im not always right, but Im never wrong. A little more than a week ago, I wrote a post titled Matt Walsh Deserves Black Thanksgiving in which I took apart his arguments for ending early store openings on Thanksgiving day. I did it without mercy and with the spite meter dialed up to eleven. Ive had a change of heart, and I am here to say Im not right. In fact, and not for the first time, I may actually be wrong. My epiphany happened just last night, after...
  • Obama Heads to Fundraiser After Giving Brief Ft. Hood Statement

    04/02/2014 6:33:23 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    On Wednesday evening, President Obama was being kept up to date on the developments from the mass shooting at Fort Hood while reportedly attending fundraisers for the 2014 election cycle. According to White House spokesman Josh Earnest, Obama is in the loop while at the fundraisers. Obama will be in Chicago for four and a half hours, and the events have largely been closed to the media, with radio and TV reporters banned from attendance. Only one print reporter will be allowed to provide press pool notes
  • First Lady To Obamacare Counselors: You Are Doing Gods Work

    03/06/2014 6:57:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Miami-With just weeks left to sign up for health care under the Affordable Care Act, Michelle Obama zeroed in on recruiting the crucial young adult demographic during a visit to a Miami community health center Wednesday. The first lady congratulated a handful of residents who had just enrolled during an intimate event, asking one woman whether she had gotten her son to enroll. Tell him he could get hit by a car. Its crazy. They dont think about that kind of stuff, said Obama, who moments later applauded another mother for signing herself and adult son up for insurance plans....
  • What Does Jesus mean by Unrighteous Mammon?

    08/07/2013 4:14:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 8/7/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Staying in a kind of reflective mode from Last Sunday’s Gospel on Greed and how to avoid it, there may be value in pondering why Jesus called some (or all) mammon (wealth) unrighteous. The phrase occurs in the Gospel of Luke where Jesus says: I tell you, make friends for yourselves by your use of dishonest wealth, so that, when it fails, they will welcome you to eternal dwellings. (Luke 16:9). We discussed yesterday what it means to be welcomed into eternal dwellings and who these friends who welcome us really are. But in this post perhaps we can consider...
  • Morality and economics, Pope Francis, and Rush Limbaugh

    11/30/2013 3:59:08 PM PST · by NYer · 123 replies
    Renew America ^ | November 30, 2013 | Matt C. Abbott
    Pope Francis recently issued the apostolic exhortation "The Joy of the Gospel." Click here to read it. Conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh isn't pleased with the document, calling it "pure Marxism coming out of the mouth of the pope." (Source) I sought comment on the matter from Father John Trigilio Jr., Ph.D., Th.D., president of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy. Below is Father's analysis (slightly edited). I often listen to Rush Limbaugh and find him to be an intelligent man and an erudite conservative journalist. He uses common sense and logic to expose the fallacious arguments of liberal progressives. Unfortunately,...
  • Black Friday: A Shameful Orgy Of Materialism For A Morally Bankrupt Nation

    11/29/2013 4:53:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    theeconomiccollapseblog ^ | 11/29/2013 | Michael Snyder
    It has been called "America's most disturbing holiday". Black Friday is the day when millions of average Americans wait outside retail stores in the middle of the night in the freezing cold to spend more money that they do not have for more cheap Chinese-made products that they do not need. It is a day when the rest of the world makes fun of Americans for behaving like "rabid animals" and "zombies" as we indulge in a tsunami of greed. It truly is a shameful orgy of materialism for a morally bankrupt nation. It is being projected that approximately 140...
  • Fights, stabbing at Walmart Black Friday discount sales in America

    11/29/2013 6:44:20 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 40 replies ^ | November 28, 2013
    Fights over items greatly reduced have taken place at Walmart stores in Beaumont, Texas; Jordan Creek in Iowa; Johnson City in Tennessee and Rialto in California. There was also a stabbing in a Walmart car park outside Walmart in Claypool Hill, Virginia.
  • Why Pastors Won't Take a Stand

    09/28/2013 6:21:38 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 78 replies
    Renew America ^ | September 28, 2013 | Chuck Baldwin
    I am constantly asked, "Chuck, why don't pastors take a stand and speak out?" I've been a pastor most of my adult life. I believe I am qualified to answer that question. Here is the stark reality: the vast majority of pastors today are "success" oriented. Beginning in Bible College or seminary, and continuing throughout a pastor's ministerial life, the emphasis is success. And that means church growth, larger congregations, bigger buildings, bigger offerings, burgeoning statistics, greater notoriety, denominational praise, invitations to speak at conferences, applause from fellow ministers, not to mention the financial perks and benefits that come with...
  • Pope Francis urges global leaders to end 'tyranny' of money

    05/16/2013 8:45:01 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 75 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | May 16, 2013 | Nick Squires
    Pope Francis has called on world leaders to put an end to the "cult of money" He said free-market capitalism had created a tyranny and that human beings were being judged purely by their ability to consume goods. Money should be made to serve people, not to rule them, he said, calling for a more ethical financial system and curbs on financial speculation.
  • We could have had it All if we allowed God to go Before Us

    11/15/2012 7:05:18 PM PST · by publius321 · 8 replies
    And Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee. II Chronicles 14:11 Sadly, we could have had both prosperity -and- a great awakening if we had sought first the kingdom of God as our founding fathers did. Following is my opinion of the Republican Partys problem from back in...
  • The GOP is Serving Mammon (a false object of worship & devotion)

    02/29/2012 8:35:09 AM PST · by publius321 · 14 replies · 2+ views
    In his speech the night of the Michigan primary, Romney went out of his way to give extra- thanks to John McCain. His linking to John McCain is quite telling because if nominated, the ultimate result will be the same as when McCain was given the nomination due to the conservative vote being amortized over multiple candidates. I will give credit to Romney. He made a great speech. The problem is that it was rhetoric and does not reflect his core beliefs. His core beliefs are reflected in his record as the Governor of Massachusetts. Conservatives do not CREATE programs...
  • The GOP is Serving Mammon (a false object of worship & Devotion)

    02/28/2012 10:01:09 PM PST · by publius321 · 5 replies ^ | 2/29/2012 | Scott Ryan
    The GOP is Serving Mammon (a false object of worship & Devotion) Did everyone enjoying watching our party being hi-jacked by yet another liberal politician? Romney went out of his way to give extra- thanks to John McCain. That makes it so much better doesnt it? His linking to John McCain is quite telling. I will give credit to Romney. He made a great speech tonight. The problem is that it is rhetoric that does not reflect his core beliefs. His core beliefs are reflected in his record as the Governor of Massachusetts. Conservatives do not CREATE programs that give...
  • A Religious Element In The Health Reform Debate?

    08/21/2009 6:41:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 682+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 21, 2009 | RAGHAVAN MAYUR
    Americans are churchgoers, and religion has always played a large role in U.S. politics. Health reform is no different. A new IBD/TIPP Poll shows that, depending on their faith, Americans have differing opinions and differing intensity of opinion when it comes to including a public option in any overhaul plan.Protestants, for example, oppose a public option by a 43% to 33% margin, but Catholics favor it 42% to 35%. The biggest support for a public option comes from those who identify themselves as "another type of Christian," with 49% in support and 30% opposed. A majority (54%) of non-Christians support...
  • Micah 6 (excerpted from "The Message")

    07/09/2009 2:00:12 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 14 replies · 1,058+ views
    ...I am bringing charges against my people. I am building a case...I delivered you from a bad life in Egypt; I paid a good price to get you out of slavery...I ...made it plain how to live, what to do... what God is looking for in men and women. It's quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, And don't take yourself too seriously take God seriously... "Do you expect me to overlook obscene wealth you've piled up by cheating and fraud? Do you think I'll tolerate shady deals and...
  • US hedge fund bosses threaten to move to Britain (Soros,Simons,Paulson,Falcone,Griffin)

    11/23/2008 3:41:36 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies · 1,534+ views
    Guardian ^ | 11/14/08
    US hedge fund bosses threaten to move to Britain Billionaires battle against threat of regulation Soros says he would happily pay income tax America's top hedge fund managers staunchly defended the conduct of their secretive, high-risk industry yesterday and warned Congress that knee-jerk regulation could push financial jobs across the Atlantic to London. In a rare day of public scrutiny, the billionaire bosses of five leading hedge funds appeared before the house oversight committee to answer charges that their unregulated bets on financial markets have destabilised the global economy. George Soros, Kenneth Griffin, Philip Falcone, Jim Simons and...