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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, www.dici.org, 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 (Zenit.org).- 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
    Believers.
  • 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!!
  • LCWR board says Vatican order to reform based on 'flawed process'

    06/01/2012 2:05:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    cns ^ | January 1, 2012
    Arlene McGarrity demonstrates her support of women religious and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious outside the headquarters of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops May 8. The LCWR, in a June 1 statement responding to the Vatican's critical assessment of its organization, acknowledged the messages and signs of support received from Catholics and non-Catholics around the world. (CNS/Nancy Phelan Wiechec) By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The national board of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious said June 1 the assessment that led to a Vatican order to reform the organization "was based on unsubstantiated accusations and...
  • "The Report Has Caused Scandal" -- On Call for "Renewal," The Sisters Respond

    06/01/2012 1:58:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    WITL ^ | January 1, 2012 | Rocco Palmo
    (4.40pm ET -- updated with response from Vatican delegate below.) After refraining from public comment amid a widespread outpouring of reaction to last month's Vatican call for its sweeping reform, early this morning brought an official response from the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, which blasted the findings of the CDF's years-long Doctrinal Assessment as being "based on unsubstantiated accusations and the result of a flawed process that lacked transparency. "The report has furthermore caused scandal and pain throughout the church community," the group representing the leadership of some 80 percent of the nation's sisters said, "and created greater...
  • Stay strong in HIM! We must do what HE orders to the best of our abilities.

    06/01/2012 11:26:49 AM PDT · by jesus4life
    Faith | GOD-inspired
    We are all a work in progress. Show more love than judgement: Judge actions one on one in order to show love and respect towards one another. Love changes our enemies and sins of some misdirected believers. Never forget that GOD knows all things and can write all of our sins in the heavens for all people to see the minute we think them. But HE loves us and handles our sins one on one before they are exposed. Let's follow the LORD and SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST, the son of GOD, and do the same. Show more edification then condenmnation:...
  • We must know our hearts, and workout our own salvations.

    05/31/2012 10:58:52 AM PDT · by jesus4life · 2 replies
    Faith | GOD-inspired
    Only GOD knows our hearts, and no one else. SO, only GOD knows us. Be careful who we say we know. No matter how long you are married, have children, with parents, best friends, etc.....only GOD knows them in and out. All we know is what we see, hear, and are accustomed to by what we comprehend. But, only GOD knows everything. May we work to edify one anther through looking at each others' actions and words, and trying to help one another to get to the understanding and life of JESUS CHRIST!! Especially believers ( who should treat one...
  • Mormon doctrine and how it is established: an official explanation?

    05/31/2012 10:36:42 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 19 replies
    Mormon Coffee (Mormonism Research Ministry) ^ | May 31, 2012 | Eric Johnson
    At the April (2012) General Conference of the Mormon Church, Apostle D. Todd Christofferson told the congregation, we must admit there has been and still persists some confusion about our doctrine and how it is established. That is the subject I wish to address today.In his remarks, Apostle Christofferson explained, The President of the Church may announce or interpret doctrines based on revelations to him (see, for example, D&C 138). Doctrinal expression may also come through the combined council of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (see, for example, Official Declaration 2) At the same time it...
  • Utah Bishop Criticizes Maureen Dowd Column

    05/31/2012 6:35:24 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Bishop John Wester of Salt Lake City has criticized a recent Maureen Dowd column on the bishops reaction to the HHS mandate. In an effort to make a case against the Churchs objection to the Health and Human Services mandate requiring most religious institutions to offer contraception within their health insurance policies, Dowd ignores complicated First Amendment issues and Church teaching to try to paint the Catholic Church as anti-women and abusive, writes Bishop Wester. Unfortunately, a column that was ostensibly about a relevant issue ended up as nothing more than a rambling attack on the Catholic Church. Rev. Wester...
  • Serpent-handling pastor profiled earlier in Washington Post dies from rattlesnake bite

    05/30/2012 6:26:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 47 replies
    Washington post ^ | 5/30/2012 | Julia Duin
    Mack Wolford, a flamboyant Pentecostal pastor from West Virginia whose serpent-handling talents were profiled last November in The Washington Post Magazine , hoped the outdoor service he had planned for Sunday at an isolated state park would be a homecoming like the old days, full of folks speaking in tongues, handling snakes and having a great time. But it was not the sort of homecoming he foresaw. Instead, Wolford, who turned 44 the previous day, was bitten by a rattlesnake he owned for years. He died late Sunday. Mark Randall Mack Wolford was known all over Appalachia as a daring...
  • Nashville Dominican Sister Named Head Of USCCB Education Office

    05/30/2012 3:17:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    USCCB ^ | May 30, 2012
    WASHINGTONDominican Sister John Mary Fleming, a member of St. Cecilia Congregation in Nashville, Tennessee, has been named executive director of the Secretariat of Catholic Education of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Sister Fleming currently is principal of St. Dominic School, Bolingbrook, Illinois. She succeeds Marie Powell, who announced her retirement earlier this year. Msgr. Ronny Jenkins, USCCB general secretary, announced the appointment May 29. I am delighted that Sister John Mary will soon join the USCCB and am grateful to her religious community for allowing her to accept this appointment, Msgr. Jenkins said. Both she and her religious...
  • HE is a jealous GOD, but a patient and loving one. Do your best every day.

    05/30/2012 9:10:30 AM PDT · by jesus4life · 4 replies
    Faith | GOD-inspired
    GOD is great! GOD is good! GOD is in our neighborhood! Be like a child to get into the kingdom of heaven!! :)
  • Priests Come to Nuns defense

    05/30/2012 6:57:05 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 5/29/12 | Carol Marin
    Father Leonard Dubi, a priest of 44 years, was one of two dozen men in Roman collars at St. Barbaras Catholic Church on Sunday night. They were there to honor and support the embattled nuns of this country. Even though it was Memorial Day weekend, even though plenty of people had been to church once already, and even though it was hot and steamy inside that old, beautiful, non-air conditioned church, about 150 came that night. Nuns. Priests. Lay people. We ran out of programs, said Fr. Dubi by phone on Tuesday. These gatherings are happening all over the country...
  • ASIA/VIETNAM - Jesuit Vocations Flourish

    05/29/2012 6:10:54 AM PDT · by marshmallow
    Agenzia Fides ^ | 5/28/12
    Ho Chi Minh City (Agenzia Fides) - Vietnam is fertile ground for the Society of Jesus: as Fides learns from the Jesuits in Vietnam, in recent years the vocations of the congregation founded by St. Ignatius have multiplied and predict a bright future for the Society of Jesus in the country. The core of the Jesuit education is the "Scholasticate San Giuseppe" in Ho Chi Minh City, an institute that now houses 54 students, but can already count on over 100 new candidates. In years of study and spiritual discernment, many continue and conclude the path of theological, liturgical and...
  • Remember JESUS CHRIST in all things. Follow.

    05/29/2012 4:09:35 AM PDT · by jesus4life · 6 replies
    Faith | God-inspired
    The sheep of this fold and some not of this fold will hear HIS voice and they will follow.
  • New Archbishop Expected To Be Named For Denver (Aquila)

    05/29/2012 2:24:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    CALL7 Investigator John Ferrugia has learned the naming of a Catholic archbishop for the Denver area is imminent and could come as early as Tuesday. Bishop Sam Aquila, who is currently in Fargo, N.D., is expected to be named, according to Ferrugia. Aquila used to be a priest here. If named, he'll replace Charles Chaput who left to become the archbishop of Philadelphia.
  • Walk in truth!! Speak in love!!

    05/28/2012 7:40:19 AM PDT · by jesus4life · 2 replies
    Faith | GOD-inspired
    Thank the LORD for Jesus Christ. The only one that shows us how to walk, talk, eat, pray, and treat one another in this life. Follow HIM and all will start to make sense in life. And all that doesn't make sense you can cast on HIM, and HE will slowly take them away and bring you to a place in your mind, body, soul, and spirit that will focus on better things for you. Let's help one another to be clean in spirit and in truth!! Believers fellowship in love, as HE loves us.
  • The extraordinary hanging monasteries that cling to the sides of cliffs

    05/28/2012 4:05:19 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    When you're trying to connect with your god, it helps to find some peace and quiet, if you can. But that was, indeed, no such problem for the architects of these impossibly built monasteries. Constructed at dizzying heights on the sides of mountains, they ensured only the most devoted - and vertigo-free - followers would join them for prayer. Go to link to view amazing pictures. This is not for the faint of heart.
  • Before a calendar change, mankind will have witnessed the financial collapse.

    05/27/2012 1:28:35 PM PDT · by stpio · 28 replies
    http://wordsfromjesus.com/ ^ | May 22, 2012 | Our Lord to a Catholic seer
    In the most recent messages, three times, the words "financial collapse." To: Jennifer 5/22/12 7:43 PM My child, I say to My children that mankind relies too much upon himself and it is there that you become the victim of your own sinfulness. Heed to the Commandments My children for they are your entrance into the kingdom. I weep today My children but it is those who are failing to heed to My warnings that will weep tomorrow. The winds of spring will turn into the rising dust of summer as the world will begin to look more like a...
  • Keep going in HIM!!

    05/27/2012 11:18:28 AM PDT · by jesus4life · 13 replies
    Faith | GOD-inspired
    HE is with us in all we do!! HE knows all!! We are all a work in progress!!
  • Ordinariate Celebrates Largest UK Ordination in Years

    05/27/2012 10:43:44 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Seventeen men were ordained for service in the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in London today. At the largest single ordination in the UK for many years, the men - all former Anglican clergy - were ordained as deacons at the request of Monsignor Keith Newton, the Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, by Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster and former Anglican, Bishop Alan Hopes. The celebration marks the second year of ordinations for the Ordinariate, which was established in 2011 to allow Anglicans to enter into the full communion of the Catholic Church whilst...
  • Leaders of U.S. Catholic Nuns to Address Vatican Reprimand About 'Radical' Feminism

    05/27/2012 6:16:19 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/27/12 | Michael Martinez
    (CNN) -- The showdown between the Vatican and America's largest group of Catholic nuns is expected to peak this week when group leaders will meet to determine a response to the Vatican's reprimand for the group's "radical feminist themes." The church also demands major reforms from the nuns' group. The Leadership Conference of Women Religious, initially surprised by the Vatican's report last month, "plans to move slowly, not rushing to judgment" when the group's 21-member board meets for three days in Washington, D.C., beginning Tuesday. "The board will conduct its meeting in an atmosphere of prayer, contemplation and dialogue and...
  • Believe, receive, and clean ourselves.

    05/26/2012 11:56:55 AM PDT · by jesus4life · 3 replies
    Faith | GOD-inspired
    Believe, receive, and do your best to live HIS WORD in our daily lives. Living HIS word will be a light that is beautiful enough to draw in all people that come in contact with us. Through the love of JESUS CHRIST people will see who we are.
  • AU Says Anti-Gay Sermon Broke Tax Law

    05/25/2012 7:49:48 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    Associated Baptist Press ^ | 5/23/12 | Bob Allen
    Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, wrote the IRS to complain that independent Baptist pastor Charles Worleys incendiary remarks that went viral on YouTube violated a federal law that says churches that receive non-profit tax benefits cannot take sides in partisan politics.Americans United for Separation of Church and State has asked the Internal Revenue Service to investigate whether a North Carolina pastors sermon suggesting that gays and lesbians should be quarantined and allowed to die off that went viral in YouTube clips violated federal tax law. Barry Lynn, a United Church of Christ...
  • Thousands of Pilgrims Reach Sheshan on Pope's Day of Prayer [China]

    05/25/2012 6:36:59 AM PDT · by marshmallow
    Asia News ^ | 5/24/12 | Jian Mei
    Fr Thaddeus Ma Daqin, vicar general of the Diocese of Shanghai, and 40 priests celebrated Mass. A large number of plainclothes police monitored worshippers from other dioceses during the pilgrimage month. In Hebei, an underground priest and seminarian are arrested. Mgr Paul Li Yi, bishop of Luan (Changzhi, Shanxi) dies.Sheshan (AsiaNews) - Thousands of pilgrims from Shanghai and across the country have gathered to pray at the Our Lady of Sheshan Basilica today, 24 May, feast day of Mary Help of Christians, anniversary of the Day of Prayer for the Church in China set aside by Pope Benedict XVI in...
  • Stay focused on HIM, no matter what the world is doing. Focus on HIM.

    05/24/2012 7:24:58 AM PDT · by jesus4life · 15 replies
    Faith | GOD-inspired
    Focus on HIM.
  • Be doers and speakers of the WORD!

    05/22/2012 8:34:54 PM PDT · by jesus4life · 6 replies
    Faith | GOD-inspired
    Confess HIS Holy name to the world. GOD is great!
  • Church of England to Allow Women Bishops

    05/22/2012 7:30:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5/22/12 | John Bingham
    Church of England bishops last night cleared the way for historic moves to allow women to become bishops but with a last-minute olive branch to traditionalists. In a meeting behind closed doors in York, the Churchs House of Bishops gave its approval to legislation to admit women to the episcopacy and rejected a series of attempts to significantly water down the powers of future female bishops. But they also agreed a key protection for conservative evangelicals and Anglo Catholics who object to women bishops on theological grounds. In theory the vote clears the way for the churchs General Synod...
  • Solidarity Requires Individual Involvement, Not State Programs, Pope Says

    05/21/2012 6:39:26 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Pope Benedict XVI defined solidarity as "a sense of responsibility on the part of everyone with regard to everyone," during a May 19 audience with members of Catholic charitable groups. Because everyone is obligated by the demands of solidarity, the Holy Father said, "it cannot therefore be merely delegated to the state." He stressed the need for individual involvement with those in need. "Your activity must be animated by charity," the Pope said. "This means learning to see with the eyes of Christ and giving others much more than what is externally necessary." That "much more," the Pope explained, is...
  • Be strong and stay strong in the LORD. HE will guide and establish HIS way through us.

    05/21/2012 4:35:22 AM PDT · by jesus4life · 5 replies
    Faith | GOD-inspired
    Know that when we follow Jesus Christ we follow what the Father wants. To know HIM is to know the LORD. Love one another. Speak only in HIS goodness. HIS grace and mercy endures forever.
  • Mother Angelicas Monastery at 50: Southern Hospitality Meets Divine Providence

    05/20/2012 2:39:44 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 5/20/12 | Joseph Proenchen
    On May 20, the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration mark the 50th anniversary of the foundation of Mother Angelicas Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Alabama. Mother Angelicas Poor Clares are part of the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration order which originated in France. On May 20, 1962, Archbishop Thomas Toolen of Mobile, Ala., dedicated the monastery in Irondale, Ala. Twelve days earlier, on May 8, Mother Angelica, along with four other sisters, left Sancta Clara in Canton, Ohio, for this new foundation of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in the suburbs of Birmingham. Facing a serious spinal...
  • The Spiritual Works of Mercy [Catholic Caucus]

    05/20/2012 9:59:50 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    CatholicMessage.blogspot.com ^ | Monday, March 19, 2007 | John
    The Spiritual Works of Mercy Mercy is a virtue. It compels us to alleviate the suffering of another. The Church presents us with 7 spiritual and 7 corporeal works of mercy. These are ways in which we can practice charity to others and thus bring about tremendous good in the world. The practice of these works is required of all of us. These works are binding. Though it may not always be possible to practice them, as the situation does not present itself to perform these works at all times, we should always take the opportunities to live by...
  • An Extraordinary Act of Christian Charity

    05/20/2012 8:10:08 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 6 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | May 20, 2012 | JP
    James, thought by some Biblical historians to be the half-brother of Jesus, issued a challenge to those of us who consider ourselves Christians: Be doers of the Word, he wrote, in the epistle that bears his name, and not hearers only. Rankin Paynter proved himself this week equal to the challenge set forth by James. The Winchester, Ky. businessman was shopping at a local Kmart that was scheduled to close its doors for good. He asked a clerk what was going to happen to all the unsold items and he was told that power buyers would take it all. So...