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  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(12/28/14)[Prayer]

    12/28/2014 4:54:53 AM PST · by left that other site · 1 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/28/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Isaac and Rebekah New International Version (NIV) 34When Esau was forty years old, he married Judith daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and also Basemath daughter of Elon the Hittite. 35They were a source of grief to Isaac and Rebekah. (Genesis 26)
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 12-28-14, The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

    12/27/2014 7:14:11 PM PST · by Salvation · 28 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-28-14 | Revised New American Bible
    December 28, 2014The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph    Reading 1 Sir 3:2-6, 12-14 God sets a father in honor over his children;a mother’s authority he confirms over her sons.Whoever honors his father atones for sins,and preserves himself from them.When he prays, he is heard;he stores up riches who reveres his mother.Whoever honors his father is gladdened by children,and, when he prays, is heard.Whoever reveres his father will live a long life;he who obeys his father brings comfort to his mother. My son, take care of your father when he is old;grieve him not as long as...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(12/27/14)[Prayer]

    12/27/2014 6:54:46 AM PST · by left that other site · 15 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/27/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Isaac and Rebekah New International Version (NIV) 12Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the Lord blessed him. 13The man became rich, and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy. 14He had so many flocks and herds and servants that the Philistines envied him. 15So all the wells that his fathers servants had dug in the time of his father Abraham, the Philistines stopped up, filling them with earth. 16Then Abimelek said to Isaac, Move away from us;...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-27-14, FEAST, St. John, Apostle and Evangelist

    12/26/2014 7:58:18 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-27-14 | Revised New American Bible
    December 27, 2014Feast of Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist    Reading 1 1 Jn 1:1-4 Beloved:What was from the beginning,what we have heard,what we have seen with our eyes,what we looked uponand touched with our handsconcerns the Word of life —for the life was made visible;we have seen it and testify to itand proclaim to you the eternal lifethat was with the Father and was made visible to us— what we have seen and heardwe proclaim now to you,so that you too may have fellowship with us;for our fellowship is with the Fatherand with his Son, Jesus Christ.We are...
  • Saint's martyrdom strips Christmas of false 'saccharine-sweetness'

    12/26/2014 2:08:59 PM PST · by NYer · 22 replies
    cna ^ | December 26, 2014
    Pope Francis delivers his first Sunday Angelus on March 17, 2013. Credit: InterMirifica.net. Vatican City, Dec 26, 2014 / 10:21 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis marked the feast day of Saint Stephen on Dec. 26, noting that the martyrdom of the early Church saint helps prevent the Christmas season from being reduced to a trivial celebration. “The Gospel of this feast gives a part of Jesus’ discourse to his disciples in the moment in which He sends them on mission. Among other things, He says, 'You will be hated by all because of my name, but whoever endures to the...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(12/26/14)[Prayer]

    12/26/2014 6:37:57 AM PST · by left that other site · 13 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/26/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Isaac and Rebekah New International Version (NIV) 26Now there was a famine in the landbesides the previous famine in Abrahams timeand Isaac went to Abimelek king of the Philistines in Gerar. 2The Lord appeared to Isaac and said, Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land where I tell you to live. 3Stay in this land for a while, and I will be with you and will bless you. For to you and your descendants I will give all these lands and will confirm the oath...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (12/26/2014) [Prayer]

    12/25/2014 8:54:07 PM PST · by NEWwoman · 21 replies
    26 December 2014 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation It's a Wonderful Life (1946) Many, LORD my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare. Psalm 40:5 (NIV) ----
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-26-14, FEAST, St. Stephen, First Martyr

    12/25/2014 7:28:27 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-26-14 | Revised New American Bible
    December 26, 2014Feast of Saint Stephen, First Martyr    Reading 1 Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59 Stephen, filled with grace and power,was working great wonders and signs among the people.Certain members of the so-called Synagogue of Freedmen,Cyrenians, and Alexandrians,and people from Cilicia and Asia,came forward and debated with Stephen,but they could not withstand the wisdom and the spirit with which he spoke. When they heard this, they were infuriated,and they ground their teeth at him.But he, filled with the Holy Spirit,looked up intently to heavenand saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God,and he said,“Behold,...
  • The Pope's Christmas prayer deliver children who suffer due to violence

    12/25/2014 6:45:02 AM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    cna ^ | December 25, 2014 | Elise Harris
    Pope Francis celebrates Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on Dec. 24, 2014. Credit: Lauren Cater/CNA. Vatican City, Dec 25, 2014 / 05:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his Christmas “Urbi et Orbi” blessing Pope Francis prayed for all who suffer due to war and conflict, asking that the salvation of the infant Jesus be given above all to abused and maltreated children. “The child Jesus. My thoughts go to all children today who are killed and maltreated...deprived of the generous love of their parents and buried in a culture of egoism and in a culture that does not love...
  • Latin Propers, Christmas Day, 2014

    12/25/2014 6:02:50 AM PST · by piusv · 2 replies
    EPISTLE Heb. 1:1-12 God, who, at sundry times and in divers manners, spoke in times past to the fathers by the prophets, last of all, in these days, hath spoken to us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the world. Who being the brightness of his glory and the figure of his substance and upholding all things by the word of his power, making purgation of sins, sitteth on the right hand of the majesty on high: Being made so much better than the angels as he hath inherited a...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(12/25/14)[Prayer]

    12/25/2014 5:52:34 AM PST · by left that other site · 13 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/25/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Rebekah New International Version (NIV) 19 This is the account of the family line of Abraham’s son Isaac. Abraham became the father of Isaac, 20 and Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan Aram and sister of Laban the Aramean. 21 Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was childless. The Lord answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant. 22 The babies jostled each other within her, and she said, “Why is this happening to me?”...
  • Nativity of the Lord

    12/25/2014 5:52:18 AM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    Eparchy of Cyprus ^ | December 25, 2014
    "Behold, a virgin, shall be with a child, and bear a Son and they shall call His name Emmanuel," which is translated, "God with us." (Mt 1:23; Is 7:14) Holy One and Son of the Most High our praises rise before your throne. May we now glorify you with the choirs of heaven on this day of your birth and sing with them: "Glory to God in the highest and peace on earth and good will to men." now and forever. Amen
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(Christmas, 2014)[Prayer]

    12/25/2014 5:45:16 AM PST · by left that other site · 42 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/25/14 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm New International Version (NIV) Luke 2:12-14 (KJV) And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-25-14, SOL, The Nativity of the Lord, Mass During the Day

    12/24/2014 6:28:23 PM PST · by Salvation · 47 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-25-14 | Revised New American Bible
    December 25, 2014The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)Mass During the Day    Reading 1 Is 52:7-10 How beautiful upon the mountainsare the feet of him who brings glad tidings,announcing peace, bearing good news,announcing salvation, and saying to Zion,“Your God is King!” Hark! Your sentinels raise a cry,together they shout for joy,for they see directly, before their eyes,the LORD restoring Zion.Break out together in song,O ruins of Jerusalem!For the LORD comforts his people,he redeems Jerusalem.The LORD has bared his holy armin the sight of all the nations;all the ends of the earth will beholdthe salvation of our God. Responsorial Psalm...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-25-14, SOL, The Nativity of the Lord, Dawn

    12/24/2014 6:15:50 PM PST · by Salvation · 50 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-25-14 | Revised New American Bible
    December 25, 2014The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)Mass at Dawn    Reading 1 Is 62:11-12 See, the LORD proclaimsto the ends of the earth:say to daughter Zion,your savior comes!Here is his reward with him,his recompense before him.They shall be called the holy people,the redeemed of the LORD,and you shall be called “Frequented,”a city that is not forsaken. Responsorial Psalm Ps 97:1, 6, 11-12 R/ A light will shine on us this day: the Lord is born for us.The LORD is king; let the earth rejoice;let the many isles be glad.The heavens proclaim his justice,and all peoples see his glory.R/...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-25-14, SOL, The Nativity of the Lord, Midnight

    12/24/2014 2:52:38 PM PST · by Salvation · 54 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-25-14 | Revised New American Bible
    December 25, 2014The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)Mass During the Night Reading 1 Is 9:1-6 The people who walked in darknesshave seen a great light;upon those who dwelt in the land of glooma light has shone.You have brought them abundant joyand great rejoicing,as they rejoice before you as at the harvest,as people make merry when dividing spoils.For the yoke that burdened them,the pole on their shoulder,and the rod of their taskmasteryou have smashed, as on the day of Midian.For every boot that tramped in battle,every cloak rolled in blood,will be burned as fuel for flames.For a child is born...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-24-14, SOL, The Nativity of the Lord, Vigil

    12/24/2014 1:42:10 PM PST · by Salvation · 52 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-25-14 | Revised New American Bible
    December 24, 2014The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)Vigil Mass    Reading 1 Is 62:1-5 For Zion’s sake I will not be silent,for Jerusalem’s sake I will not be quiet,until her vindication shines forth like the dawnand her victory like a burning torch. Nations shall behold your vindication,and all the kings your glory;you shall be called by a new namepronounced by the mouth of the LORD.You shall be a glorious crown in the hand of the LORD,a royal diadem held by your God.No more shall people call you “Forsaken,”or your land “Desolate,”but you shall be called “My Delight,”and your land...
  • 2014 Nativity Pastoral Letter of His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East

    12/24/2014 11:33:37 AM PST · by lightman · 2 replies
    Antiochian Christian Orthodox Archdiocese ^ | 24 December AD 2014 | His Beatitude John X
    By the mercy of God, Patriarch John X, The Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and all the East To my brother pastors of the Antiochian Holy Church, and my children throughout the Holy See "Heaven and Earth are made one today, for Christ is born. Today God is come upon the earth, and man is gone up into the Heavens. Today He Who by nature is invisible, for man's sake is seen in the flesh. For this cause, let us also give glory and cry out to Him: Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, which Thy...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    12/24/2014 8:45:51 AM PST · by Hiskid · 8 replies
    12/24/14 | Hiskid
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(12/24/14)[Prayer]

    12/24/2014 5:14:27 AM PST · by left that other site · 14 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/24/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Isaac New International Version (NIV)  24 Abraham was now very old, and the Lord had blessed him in every way. 2 He said to the senior servant in his household, the one in charge of all that he had, “Put your hand under my thigh. 3 I want you to swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and the God of earth, that you will not get a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I am living, 4 but will go to my country and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-24-14

    12/23/2014 7:10:14 PM PST · by Salvation · 44 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-24-14 | Revised New American Bible
    December 24, 2014Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Advent    Reading 1 2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16 When King David was settled in his palace,and the LORD had given him rest from his enemies on every side,he said to Nathan the prophet,“Here I am living in a house of cedar,while the ark of God dwells in a tent!” Nathan answered the king,“Go, do whatever you have in mind,for the LORD is with you.” But that night the LORD spoke to Nathan and said:“Go, tell my servant David, ‘Thus says the LORD:Should you build me a house to dwell...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(12/23/14)[Prayer]

    12/23/2014 5:14:31 AM PST · by left that other site · 19 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/23/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Isaac New International Version (NIV) 7Abraham lived a hundred and seventy-five years. 8Then Abraham breathed his last and died at a good old age, an old man and full of years; and he was gathered to his people. 9His sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah near Mamre, in the field of Ephron son of Zohar the Hittite, 10the field Abraham had bought from the Hittites There Abraham was buried with his wife Sarah. 11After Abrahams death, God blessed his son Isaac, who then...
  • Prayer for Our American Heroes and Nation

    12/23/2014 1:36:53 AM PST · by Jeanbl · 6 replies
    December 23, 2014 | Jeanbl
    For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. Matthew 18:20
  • Venerable Fulton J Sheen -The Blessed Virgin Mary- The Woman I Love

    12/22/2014 9:17:00 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 7 replies
    Retreat by Archbishop Fulton Sheen ^ | Ca. 1975 | Archbishop Fulton Sheen
    Archbishop Sheen preaches about the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  • The Meaning of the Mass - Venerable Fulton Sheen

    12/22/2014 8:47:41 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 3 replies
    Retreat by Archbishop Fulton Sheen ^ | Ca. 1975 | Archbishop Fulton Sheen
    Archbishop Sheen preaches on the meaning of the Mass.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-23-14, OM, St. John of Kanty

    12/22/2014 7:25:30 PM PST · by Salvation · 44 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-23-14 | Revised New American Bible
    December 23, 2014Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Advent    Reading 1 Mal 3:1-4, 23-24 Thus says the Lord GOD:Lo, I am sending my messengerto prepare the way before me;And suddenly there will come to the templethe LORD whom you seek,And the messenger of the covenant whom you desire.Yes, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts.But who will endure the day of his coming?And who can stand when he appears?For he is like the refiner’s fire,or like the fuller’s lye.He will sit refining and purifying silver,and he will purify the sons of Levi,Refining them like gold or like...
  • ASK FATHER: What am I supposed to do during (the TLM) Mass? (Catholic Caucus)

    12/22/2014 1:51:56 PM PST · by NYer · 44 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | December 22, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    From a reader…QUAERITUR: At the TLM I understand that I, as a layperson, gain the graces simply by being present, but what am I supposed to do during it? I’ve heard that people used to pray the rosary silently. I sometimes follow along in the missal but should I be reading what the priest is saying silently or should I be praying with what the choir is singing? For instance would I meditate on contrition during the Kyrie instead of reading what the priest is saying while the Kyrie is being sung? What are some ideas? What did the common...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(12/22/14)[Prayer]

    12/22/2014 1:30:55 PM PST · by left that other site · 21 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/22/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Isaac New International Version (NIV) 5Abraham left everything he owned to Isaac. 6But while he was still living, he gave gifts to the sons of his concubines and sent them away from his son Isaac to the land of the east. (Genesis 25)
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    12/22/2014 12:48:09 AM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 7 replies
    12-22-14 | Kitty Mittens
    Exodus 15:18 ~The LORD Shall Reign Forever and Ever~
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-22-14

    12/21/2014 10:30:19 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-22-14 | Revised New American Bible
    December 22, 2014Monday of the Fourth Week of Advent    Reading 1 1 Sm 1:24-28 In those days,Hannah brought Samuel with her,along with a three-year-old bull,an ephah of flour, and a skin of wine,and presented him at the temple of the LORD in Shiloh. After the boy’s father had sacrificed the young bull,Hannah, his mother, approached Eli and said:“Pardon, my lord!As you live, my lord,I am the woman who stood near you here, praying to the LORD. I prayed for this child, and the LORD granted my request. Now I, in turn, give him to the LORD;as long as...
  • Dec. 22, 23, 24 - Let us join the special pre-Christmas Fast of the Catholics of Iraq

    12/21/2014 3:25:59 PM PST · by NYer · 14 replies
    Rorate-caeli ^ | December 21, 2014
    Christian refugees in a Chaldean Catholic church in Erbil The Chaldean Patriarch of Baghdad Raphael Louis Sako calls on Iraqi Christians to fast on Christmas Eve in order to implore the Lord for the return of refugees in Mosul and the Nineveh plains. At the same time, he asks the faithful not to organise "any worldly celebration" for Christmas and New Year as "a sign of solidarity with their displaced brothers and sisters, who are going through indescribable suffering." ... For this reason, he urges them to fast from Monday 22 December until night on 24 December, not touching...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(12/21/14)[Prayer]

    12/21/2014 4:39:22 AM PST · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/21/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Isaac New International Version (NIV) 6Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on his son Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife. As the two of them went on together, 7Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, Father? Yes, my son? Abraham replied. The fire and wood are here, Isaac said, but where is the lamb for the burnt offering? 8Abraham answered, God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son. And the two of them...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 12-21-14, Fourth Sunday of Advent

    12/20/2014 6:08:31 PM PST · by Salvation · 55 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-21-14 | Revised New American Bible
    December 21, 2014Fourth Sunday of Advent    Reading 1 2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16 When King David was settled in his palace,and the LORD had given him rest from his enemies on every side,he said to Nathan the prophet,“Here I am living in a house of cedar,while the ark of God dwells in a tent!”Nathan answered the king,“Go, do whatever you have in mind,for the LORD is with you.”But that night the LORD spoke to Nathan and said:“Go, tell my servant David, ‘Thus says the LORD:Should you build me a house to dwell in?’ “It was I who...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(12/20/14)[Prayer]

    12/20/2014 5:03:04 AM PST · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/20/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Isaac New International Version (NIV) Hagar and Ishmael Sent Away 8The child grew and was weaned, and on the day Isaac was weaned Abraham held a great feast. 9But Sarah saw that the son whom Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abraham was mocking, 10and she said to Abraham, Get rid of that slave woman and her son, for that womans son will never share in the inheritance with my son Isaac. 11The matter distressed Abraham greatly because it concerned his son. 12But God said to him, Do...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-20-14

    12/19/2014 8:49:44 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-20-14 | Revised New American Bible
    December 20, 2014Saturday of the Third Week of Advent    Reading 1 Is 7:10-14 The LORD spoke to Ahaz:Ask for a sign from the LORD, your God;let it be deep as the nether world, or high as the sky!But Ahaz answered,“I will not ask! I will not tempt the LORD!” Then Isaiah said:Listen, O house of David! Is it not enough for you to weary men,must you also weary my God? Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign:the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,and shall name him Emmanuel. Responsorial Psalm Ps 24:1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6 R. (see...
  • Cardinal Timothy Dolan cuts ties with anti-abortion crusader Frank Pavone

    12/19/2014 8:17:59 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 16 replies
    http://www.religionnews.com ^ | December 15, 2014 | David Gibson
    NEW YORK (RNS) In the latest clash between the Catholic hierarchy and one of the churchs leading anti-abortion crusaders, New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan accused the Rev. Frank Pavone of continuing to stonewall on financial reforms, and Dolan said he is cutting ties with his group, Priests for Life. In a Nov. 20 letter to other U.S. bishops, Dolan said he did not know if the Vatican would now step in to take action against the New York-based priest, who for years has angered various bishops by rejecting oversight of the organization by church authorities and for refusing to sort...
  • Strange Moments In Liturgical History Paragon of Liturgical Tradition Caused Unintended Effects

    12/19/2014 1:46:27 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | December 16, 2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In the modern struggles and disagreements over the Liturgy, there tends to be a list of friends and opponents depending on one’s stance. For those of us with a more traditional leaning, Pope St. Pius X looms large as a friend and an image of tradition. He is usually seen as a defender of the tradition and a great proponent of what is called today the Extraordinary Form or Traditional Latin Mass (TLM)—so much so that the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) takes its name from him.And yet things, people, and movements are seldom as simple as we would...
  • Patton on Prayer

    12/19/2014 6:49:54 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 26 replies
    http://the-american-catholic.com ^ | December 18, 2014 | Donald R. McClarey
    Almighty and most merciful Father, we humbly beseech Thee, of Thy great goodness, to restrain these immoderate rains with which we have had to contend. Grant us fair weather for Battle. Graciously hearken to us as soldiers who call upon Thee that, armed with Thy power, we may advance from victory to victory, and crush the oppression and wickedness of our enemies and establish Thy justice among men and nations.” The famous “weather prayer” of General Patton was written by a Catholic Chaplain, Colonel James H. O’Neill, Chief Chaplain of the Third Army. Here is his article on the incident...
  • Charles Haddon Spurgeon :: Morning and Evening

    12/19/2014 6:17:44 AM PST · by redleghunter · 4 replies
    Blueletter Bible.org ^ | 19 December 2014 | Charles H. Spurgeon
    Morning and Evening Charles H. Spurgeon December 19, 2014 Morning Reading The lot is cast into the lap, but the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord. Proverbs 16:33 If the disposal of the lot is the Lord's whose is the arrangement of our whole life? If the simple casting of a lot is guided by Him, how much more the events of our entire lifeespecially when we are told by our blessed Saviour: "The very hairs of your head are all numbered: not a sparrow falleth to the ground without your Father." It would bring a holy calm over...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(12/19/14)[Prayer]

    12/19/2014 5:14:33 AM PST · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/19/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Abraham and Sarah New International Version (NIV) 8By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. 9By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. 10For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-19-14

    12/18/2014 9:52:40 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-19-14 | Revised New American Bible
    December 19, 2014Friday of the Third Week of Advent    Reading 1 Jgs 13:2-7, 24-25a There was a certain man from Zorah, of the clan of the Danites,whose name was Manoah. His wife was barren and had borne no children. An angel of the LORD appeared to the woman and said to her,“Though you are barren and have had no children,yet you will conceive and bear a son. Now, then, be careful to take no wine or strong drinkand to eat nothing unclean.As for the son you will conceive and bear,no razor shall touch his head,for this boy is...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (12/19/2014) [Prayer]

    12/18/2014 8:45:18 PM PST · by NEWwoman · 22 replies
    19 December 2014 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Hear my prayer, LORD; let my cry for help come to you. Psalm 102:1 (NIV) ----
  • Pope Francis curses sinners

    12/18/2014 8:27:09 PM PST · by ebb tide · 46 replies
    The Tenth Crusade ^ | December 18, 2014 | The Tenth Crusade
    I kinda wasn't too surprised to hear the pope say he prays that people fall to temptation. It doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out the kind of Catholics he curses. You know the irony of his ruthless perversion of prayer and role of a Pope? Catholics who want their religion taught to them are the very Catholics who humbly acknowledge their temptation and sin. That is why we constantly beg for pastoral perspectives on ways to recognize the devil long before he has us duped, ways to circumvent temptation and sin and remain in a state of Sanctifying...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(12/18/14)[Prayer]

    12/18/2014 5:21:34 AM PST · by left that other site · 9 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/18/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Abraham and Sarah New International Version (NIV) 21Now the Lord was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did for Sarah what he had promised. 2Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him. 3Abraham gave the name Isaac[a] to the son Sarah bore him. 4When his son Isaac was eight days old, Abraham circumcised him, as God commanded him. 5Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(12/18/14)[Prayer]

    12/18/2014 5:12:40 AM PST · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/18/14 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm New International Version (NIV) Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born,to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder,and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
  • Irish priest in Sydney says Australians turned to prayer during siege

    12/18/2014 4:53:20 AM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | December 17, 2014
    A woman kneels down as she lays flowers in a makeshift memorial near the site where a gunman held hostages for 16 hours at a popular Sydney cafe, Australia (PA) Father Brendan Purcell is based at St Mary's Cathedral, close to where Monday's siege took placeAn Irish priest based in Sydney said he was struck by how people turned to prayer when a gunman took hostages at a cafe.Father Brendan Purcell is based at St Mary’s Cathedral, just a five-minute walk from the nearby Lindt Cafe, where Iranian-born gunman Man Haron Monis took dozens of hostages on Monday morning.Father...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-18-14

    12/17/2014 8:17:16 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-18-14 | Revised New American Bible
    December 18, 2014Thursday of the Third Week of Advent    Reading 1 Jer 23:5-8 Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD,when I will raise up a righteous shoot to David;As king he shall reign and govern wisely,he shall do what is just and right in the land.In his days Judah shall be saved,Israel shall dwell in security.This is the name they give him:“The LORD our justice.” Therefore, the days will come, says the LORD,when they shall no longer say, “As the LORD lives,who brought the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt”;but rather, "As the LORD...
  • Cardinal Burke receives petition signed by 30,000 supporters

    12/17/2014 1:30:18 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    Life Site News ^ | December 16, 2014 | Pete Baklinski
    FULL TITLE: Cardinal Burke receives petition signed by 30,000 supporters: says, ‘do not give way to discouragement!’ On Thursday, LifeSiteNews presented Cardinal Raymond Burke with a handsomely bound book signed by over 29,000 people who had expressed their thanks for the cardinal’s Vatican service, and pledged to pray for him and to follow his example.The cardinal expressed his “deepest gratitude” for the show of “support and most of all for your prayers.”An online petition of support for the Cardinal Burke, one of the most unequivocal pro-life and pro-family voices in the Catholic Church, was launched in November by LifeSiteNews after...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    12/17/2014 7:37:50 AM PST · by Hiskid · 13 replies
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  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(12/17/14)[Prayer]

    12/17/2014 5:56:40 AM PST · by left that other site · 11 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/17/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Abraham New International Version (NIV) 16When the men got up to leave, they looked down toward Sodom, and Abraham walked along with them to see them on their way. 17Then the Lord said, Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do? 18Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him. 19For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by...