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Ministry/Outreach (Religion)

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  • Be humble.

    06/09/2012 6:31:37 AM PDT · by jesus4life · 7 replies
    Faith | GOD-inspired
    Seek peace in your heart and with others.
  • New Curriculum In Cleveland Diocese Stresses Orthodoxy and Moral Clarity!

    06/08/2012 3:53:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Courageous Priest ^ | June 8, 2012 | Benjamin Mann
    In response to concerns raised by teachers and clergy, the Diocese of Cleveland has revamped its high school religion curriculum for the upcoming year, with a focus on orthodoxy and moral clarity.Superintendent of Schools Margaret Lyons told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that the new program, developed under Bishop Richard G. Lennon, was “Gospel-centered” and “very orthodox.” The new teaching materials, she said, also corrected “a shyness about talking about moral issues.” After his appointment in 2006, Bishop Lennon heard concerns raised about the quality of religious instruction in local Catholic schools. Several years of assessments and meetings resulted in changes...
  • Vanity - anybody going to Spring Canyon this summer?

    06/08/2012 12:59:57 PM PDT · by jagusafr
    8Jun12 | jagusafr
    Mrs. Colonel and I are headed for the Officers Christian Fellowship retreat center at Spring Canyon, CO the last week of June. Mike Snavely with Mission Imperative will be presenting on creationism v. evolution. Anybody going to be there?
  • Watch what we say to and about one another!!

    06/08/2012 10:21:43 AM PDT · by jesus4life
    Faith | God-inspired
    Speak only about the greatness of GOD
  • The Heart of Jesus' Message (His blood = Divine Truth)

    06/08/2012 8:42:45 AM PDT · by DaveMSmith · 2 replies
    New Church Connection Magazine ^ | Issue 3, 2012 | Rev Dr Johnathon Rose
    Scripture uses wonderfully tangible language to help explain abstract spiritual concepts with examples we know with our senses to demonstrate some very complex ideas. Blood is referenced quite often in the Bible because it is something with which we all have experience. We each live, breath, and have blood flowing through our veins, and so blood is something we recognize and understand. It is likewise with water. When someone describes something as fluid like water, we know what they mean because we visualize the properties of water. This type of scriptural imagery works to make the invisible become visible. A...
  • Franciscan Friars Back American Nuns in Vatican Spat

    06/08/2012 8:01:10 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 6/7/12 | Daniel Burke
    Leaders from the seven Franciscan provinces in the U.S. publicly backed a group of American nuns on Thursday (June 7), calling a Vatican crackdown on the women excessive. The Franciscan friars are believed to be the first Catholic religious order to voice support for the Leadership Conference of Women Religious since the Vatican announced a full-scale makeover of the group in April. The Vatican said the LCWR, which represents most of the nations 57,000 nuns, does not adequately advocate against gay marriage, abortion and womens ordination. The Vaticans doctrinal assessment also faulted the sisters for sponsoring conferences that featured a...
  • SSPX Leader: We Do Not Have to Accept the Whole of Vatican II

    06/07/2012 11:33:27 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 6/7/12 | Cindy Wooden
    The leader of the traditionalist Society of St Pius X has said talks with the Vatican demonstrate that Rome no longer makes total acceptance of the teachings of the Second Vatican Council a condition for his groups full reconciliation with the Church. Accepting the Councils teaching is no longer a prerequisite for the canonical solution of the status of the society, according to Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior general of the SSPX. In an interview published today on the societys news site,, Bishop Fellay said it was the Vatican that approached the society, and not the society that went to...
  • GOD knows all.

    06/07/2012 9:21:25 AM PDT · by jesus4life · 11 replies
    Faith | GOD-inspired
    Praise GOD from whom all blessings flow.
  • Pastor Completely Loses It Over LWCR

    06/07/2012 7:02:16 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 6/6/12 | Matthew Archbold
    CMR encourages pastors making their bulletins more interesting but this is ridiculous. Fr. Doug Koesel of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Cleveland writes his scathing (unhinged?) thoughts under the simple headline From the Desk of Fr. Doug."I would actually love this for its unintentional humor but I do fear that it will serve to confuse many people. You really have to read this to understand how looney this priest has gone over defending the nuns from the Vatican. Check it out: Many of you have asked me to comment on the recent investigation into the US nuns. Here goes. In...
  • Giving!

    06/06/2012 10:34:42 AM PDT · by jesus4life
    Faith | God-inspired
    Make a joyful noise
  • Nun Too Accurate Reporting

    06/06/2012 7:11:31 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    the National Review Online ^ | 6/4/12 | Ann Carey
    The mainstream media has had a field day with the June 1 press release of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) accusing the Vatican of causing scandal and polarization by identifying doctrinal problems within the LCWR that need to be corrected. What is really an internal Church matter about the proper role of an organization that has canonical standing in the Catholic Church has become a hot topic in a media that seems to delight in any controversy within the Church, especially one that involves challenges to its authority. Headlines like U.S. Nuns crack back at Vatican crackdown (USA...
  • On the Giving and Receiving of Holy Communion: Some norms to recall [Catholic Caucus]

    06/05/2012 3:51:25 PM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Archdioce of Washington ^ | June 3, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On the Giving and Receiving of Holy Communion: Some norms to recall.By: Msgr. Charles Pope Recently here in the Archdiocese of Washington there was an issue regarding the denial of Holy Communion to a certain individual, which caused no little debate among the faithful. I am NOT going to reopen that case here, and ask all readers to please recall that, no matter what you may think, you do not have all the facts, and I do not wish to rehearse the (partial) specifics of the whole affair.That said, a number of us priests asked for a review of...
  • Jesus knows what is in man

    06/05/2012 8:21:10 AM PDT · by jesus4life
    Faith | God-inspired
    To all, Please pray the LORD's PRAYER and please read: JOHN 2:13-25 13 When the time of the Jewish Passover was near Jesus went up to Jerusalem, 14 and in the Temple he found people selling cattle and sheep and doves, and the money changers sitting there. 15 Making a whip out of cord, he drove them all out of the Temple, sheep and cattle as well, scattered the money changers' coins, knocked their tables over 16 and said to the dove sellers, 'Take all this out of here and stop using my Father's house as a market.' 17 Then...
  • The More People Criticize Him, The More People Flock to Listen to Him

    06/05/2012 7:05:21 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | 6/4/12 | Antonio Gaspari
    Benedict XVI Encourages Families to Renew and Nourish the Civilization of LoveROME, JUNE 4, 2012 ( Many criticize him. Others have betrayed his trust by causing scandal. Some call for his resignation. But in the face of one of the most troubling times in his papacy, Pope Benedict XVI has shown the world the beauty and regenerating strength of Christianity. Echoing the words of St. Paul, When I am weak, I am strong, Pope Benedict XVI demonstrated, at the VII World Meeting of Families in Milan, Christianitys renewed strength in converting hearts and giving hope to the people of the...
  • Major Vatican Assault Coming in October, Says Former Maryknoll Provincial

    06/04/2012 7:17:06 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    The National Catholic Reporter ^ | 6/4/12 | Robert McClory
    In the article below, former Maryknoll Provincial Jon Sivalon charges that the action against LCWR and other recent Vatican actions "should be seen as 'initial forays of shock and awe' to soften the strongest areas of resistance" before a major onslaught begins. "That major assault is scheduled for October of 2012," he says, "with the opening of the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith." The target, Sivalon says, is modern culture, which Pope Benedict is determined to discredit through "a hermeneutic of retrenchment." The article originally appeared on the homepage of the...
  • HIS grace and HIS mercy endures forever.

    06/04/2012 10:43:39 AM PDT · by jesus4life
    Faith | GOD-inspired
    For GOD so loved the world.
  • The Pope's Q&A with Families

    06/04/2012 6:58:49 AM PDT · by marshmallow
    Catholic World Report ^ | 6/3/12 | Carl E. Olson
    Benedict XVI discusses the economic crisis, divorce, and the indissolubility of marriageFrom Vatican Information Service: Vatican City, 3 June 2012 (VIS) - Yesterday evening, almost half a million people attended the "Celebration of Witnesses" at Bresso Park in Milan, Italy, one of events of the seventh World Meeting of Families. The Holy Father arrived at 8.30 p.m. to participate in the celebration during which he answered questions put to him by various families on subjects which included the economic crisis, the position of divorced people in the Church and the indissolubility of Marriage. Benedict XVI also recalled his own infancy...
  • For River City, A Family Affair -- Pope Taps Philly to Host Next World Family Meeting

    06/03/2012 2:03:14 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    WITL ^ | June 3, 2012 | Rocco Palmo
    In a move as surprising as it is significant, Pope Benedict announced at todays closing of the Seventh World Meeting of Families in Milan that Philadelphia will host the next edition of the gathering in 2015. "God willing," the pontiff added his intent to travel for the event, saying that he "look[s] forward to meeting... the Catholics of that great city" then, "along with numerous families from all around the world." Today's announcement marks the first time the Meeting will be held in the US church. Since its debut in 1994, only once has a papal visit previously been...
  • Do not have eyes and minds of sin. Sin is not of GOD

    06/03/2012 10:50:07 AM PDT · by jesus4life · 9 replies
    Faith | GOD-inspired
  • HE chooses us, we don't choose HIM. When chosen, just listen, and obey!

    06/02/2012 6:51:09 AM PDT · by jesus4life · 12 replies
    Faith | God-inspired
    Know that we are given all we have. Our abilities our given to us to be able to use to survive. Praise GOD from whom all blessings flow!!