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    04/28/2017 10:43:57 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 4 replies
    MORNING APRIL 29 Consider how great things He hath done for you. Thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep His commandments, or no. Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chastens his son, so the Lord thy God chastens thee. I know, O Lord, that Thy judgments are right, and that Thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me. It is good for me that I have been...

    04/28/2017 5:52:42 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 3 replies
    APRIL 28 EVENINGI will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more. Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect. Leaving the principles of the doctrine of Jesus, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God. The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. I love the Lord, because He hath heard my voice and my supplications. Because He hath inclined His ear unto me, therefore will I call upon Him...

    04/27/2017 10:53:03 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 4 replies
    APRIL 28 MORNING Behold the Lamb of God. It is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. Wherefore when He cometh into the world, He saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: in burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me) to do thy will, O God. He was oppressed, and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth; He is brought as a lamb...
  • Stepashin Tells About Yeltsin's Plans to Demolish Lenin's Mausoleum

    04/27/2017 9:03:58 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Interfax ^ | 4/26/17
    Moscow, April 26, Interfax - Former Russian prime minister Sergey Stepashin told how in 1998 acting Russian president Boris Yeltsin gave him an order to demolish Lenin's mausoleum. "Boris Nikolayevich charged me with demolishing the mausoleum. It was 1998," Stepashin said in his interview with Istorik magazine. Then Stepashin chaired the Ministry of Interior and made an official visit to England. "When I came back, I went to his cabinet and Yeltsin said: "Sergey Vadimovich, I made a decision to demolish the mausoleum." I told him: "Well, but how does it relate to the Ministry of Interior?" "The Ministry of...
  • Knights of Malta members petition Pope for ‘reasonable explanation’ for meddling with Order

    04/27/2017 8:29:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | April 27, 2017 | Pete Baklinski
    Grassroots members of the Knights of Malta are directly petitioning Pope Francis as a crucial vote for a new leader looms on Saturday. Members are signing on to an open letter launched by Maltese Knight Dr. Paul J. Camarata. They say want answers to their “serious questions and misgivings” that have arisen after Francis reinstated within the order a fired condom promoter, forced the Order’s head to resign, and effectively removed their patron, Cardinal Raymond Burke, from his post. “The recent unfolding of serious events that have taken place over the past months regarding the Order of Malta have left...
  • Will Francis follow Benedict or Obama when he speaks to Muslims in Egypt?

    04/27/2017 7:37:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Crux ^ | April 27, 2017 | Father Raymond J. de Souza
    SPECIAL TO CRUXA cross above a church is seen alongside minarets of a mosque April 17 in Cairo ahead of Pope Francis' April 28-29 visit. (Credit:Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters via CNS.) Pope Francis must choose how he addresses the Muslim community when he visits Egypt this week. He has two models: Former U.S. President Barack Obama and former Pope Benedict XVI. When a newly-elected Obama decided to address the “Muslim world” from Cairo in 2009, he insisted that Islam is a “religion of peace,” corrupted by a small few, and that there is nothing particularly Islamic about the violence committed...
  • China's crackdown on Mass in underground community [Catholic Caucus]

    04/27/2017 6:49:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    UCA News ^ | April 27, 2017
    China's crackdown on Mass in underground community Whats this? Click on to find out more. Targeting of Catholics underlines difficult path to peace between Beijing and the Vatican A still image of a video that captured the moment when Chinese police entered a church in Wudalianchi disrupting a Mass service to detain a lay leader and priest on April 20. (Photo of internet video) .boder_no{ text-decoration:none!important; color:#000000;} .boder_no a{ text-decoration:none!important; color:#000000;} <p> reporter, Hong Kong China April 27, 2017 Mail This Article (For more than one recipient, type addresses separated by commas) Local communist officials in northeastern Heilongjiang province...
  • And by opposing, end them… [Catholic Caucus]

    04/27/2017 5:32:42 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    what's up with the synod ^ | April 27, 2017 | Hilary White
    The story of the Knights of Malta, Fra Matthew Festing, Albrescht von Boeselager, Pope Francis, the condoms for “sex trade workers” in Malaysia and the multi-million dollar Swiss trust fund, just keeps getting better and better.Today, Pope Crankypants had a few snide comments about holy obedience…Something on your mind, holiness?Maybe this. “…He is a man with a spine, not put off by danger. A man who comes from fighting stock. A man who rose to the top of a complex and ancient chivalric order not through political calculation, but pure dedication and pluck.And today, we are happy to inform you...
  • The Plight of the Knights of Malta: Religious Order Mired in Financial Scandal and Vatican Intrigue

    04/27/2017 4:13:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | April 27, 2017 | Volodymyr Prezemyl
    Rate this item 12345 (9 votes) Cardinal Raymond, Patron of the Order of Malta, blesses members of the Order (CNS)In January 2017, His Most Eminent Highness Fra’ Matthew Festing, the Grand Master of the Sovereign Military and Hospitaller Order of Malta, (also known as the Knights of Malta), who is elected for life, abdicated his throne and office, at the request of Pope Francis.   Why? At the moment, no reason has emerged. It is a mystery. Indeed, it is a mystery redolent of some gothic novel like The Name of the Rose, or some such similar mystery adventure and suitable material...

    04/27/2017 2:06:29 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 4 replies
    EVENING APRIL 27 A new name. The disciples were called Christians first in Antioch. Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. They that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. Ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new...
  • Pope Stacks the Deck for the New Election of the Grand Master of the Maltese Order

    04/27/2017 9:09:31 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | April 26, 2017 | Giuseppe Nardi
    The Pope Stacks the Deck for the New Election of the Grand Master of the Maltese Order  Villa Malta on the Aventine (Rome) On the following Saturday, 29 April, the Grand Council of Sovereigns of the Sovereign Order of Malta will gather in Rome to form the "conclave", to elect a new Grand Master and Prince of the  Order -- the 80th. The election becomes necessary because Pope Francis, with a blatant act, forced the resignation of the reigning Grand Master without naming reasons and now intervenes massively in the election of the successor. Pope has dismissed the Grand Master and now wishes a successor of...

    04/26/2017 10:18:21 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 3 replies
    MORNING APRIL 27 Brethren, the time is short. Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not. The world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. As in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. Death is swallowed up in victory. Whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we...

    04/26/2017 4:49:25 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 2 replies
    The HOLY BIBLE | King James
    APRIL 26 EVENING Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners? The Church of God, which He hath purchased with His own Blood. Christ loved the Church, and gave Himself for it; that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word, that He might present it to Himself a glorious Church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. There appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman...
  • Tensions mount as Knights of Malta face vote for new leader [Catholic Caucus]

    04/26/2017 4:49:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | April 26, 2017
    Leaders of the Knights of Malta have recommended that Leaders of the Knights of Malta have recommended that members select an interim leader, as the date for the election of a new grand master approaches. Archbishop Angelo Becciu, named by Pope Francis as a special delegate to supervise changes in the Knights of Malta, has summoned 15 top leaders of the Order to the Vatican a meeting on April 27. Underlining the importance of the session, Pope Francis is also expected to attend the meeting, which will take place on the eve of his trip to Egypt. The vote for...
  • Trump Admin Keeps Obama Rule Requiring Little Sisters of the Poor to Pay for Contraception for Now

    04/26/2017 4:27:53 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 38 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/25/17 | Claire Chretien
    April 25, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The Trump administration's Department of Justice (DOJ) caused surprise today by signaling that it intends to continue the Obama administration's court battle with the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious groups over the HHS contraception mandate, at least for the time being. While Trump had promised on the campaign trail to drop the provision, the DOJ has now asked the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for 60 more days to negotiate with East Texas Baptist University and other religious institutions to find a solution to their religious liberty concerns. In June 2016, the...
  • Cardinal Dolan blasts DNC: “Radical,” “disturbing” demand for abortion loyalty

    04/26/2017 2:58:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 26, 2017 | ED MORRISSEY
    Don’t expect Cardinal Timothy Dolan to deliver any benedictions for the DNC, at least in the near term. The prelate for New York blasted Democrats for imposing a loyalty pledge for Democratic candidates to support abortion, calling it “radical” and “disturbing” in a statement issued today through the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. The former USCCB president called on Democrats to demand a retraction of this position: “The recent pledge by the Democratic National Committee chair to support only candidates who embrace the radical unrestricted abortion license is very disturbing. The Democratic Party platform already endorses abortion throughout the...
  • PopeWatch: Venezuela [Catholic Caucus]

    04/26/2017 11:15:37 AM PDT · by ebb tide
    The American Catholic ^ | April 26, 2017 | Donald R. McClarey
    PopeWatch: Venezuela Wednesday, April 26, AD 2017 Donald R. McClarey  The Pope has gone silent on Venezuela where a low level civil war is underway as desperate people take to the streets against their Castro wannabe government.  Father Raymond de Souza wonders why:  For a brief period, the Vatican was involved as a mediator in talks between the Maduro regime and the opposition. The government was happy for the Vatican role, for it believed that it gave them added legitimacy. The opposition trusted the Church because of the longstanding criticism of Chavismo by the Venezuelan bishops, led by Cardinal Jorge Urosa...
  • ... the Uncertain Legacy of Dorothy Day: A disturbing glimpse into the "Catholic Worker"

    04/26/2017 5:51:57 AM PDT · by ubipetrusest · 4 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | October 2, 2015 | Spyridon Mitsotakis
    Dorothy Day founded an ongoing series of weekly talks at the Worker, dedicated to “the clarification of thought”. These talks continue to the present. Now, however, some Catholic Workers complain, most of the talks are immersed in the hard left and the thinking expressed is actually “The Calcification of Thought”, one wag has quipped mournfully. Today, attendees of these weekly lectures have encountered the following ideas: - Anti Israel, Anti-“Zionist”, Anti “Usury”, Anti “NEOCON” and pro-Iranian, pro-Assad, pro-PLO propaganda. - Support for violent riots in American cities - The return of antiquated Marxist terminology, like castigating peoples' opinions as "bourgeois"....
  • Shroud of Turin coins may finally have been identified

    04/26/2017 2:52:31 AM PDT · by NYer · 66 replies
    Aletelia ^ | April 26, 2017 | Daniel Esparza
    New technology offers additional proof of the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin. In an interview with RCF Liège, the numismatist Agostino Sferrazza addressed the old question on the coins that cover the eyes of the Man of the Shroud. According to his conclusions, these pieces must have been coined in the days of Pontius Pilate, circa the year 29. This could constitute an additional proof of the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin.Back in 1976, the hypothesis of the presence of coins covering the eyes of the Man of the Shroud was first introduced, thanks to a 3D...

    04/25/2017 9:47:26 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 2 replies
    The Holy Bible | King James
    APRIL 26 MORNING His left hand is under my head, and His right hand doth embrace me. Underneath are the Everlasting Arms. When [Peter] saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with His Hand. The...