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  • Reluctant Prophet – The Story of Jonah

    10/12/2017 8:25:49 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-11-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Reluctant Prophet – The Story of Jonah Msgr. Charles Pope • October 11, 2017 • Jonah, Michelangelo, Sistine ChapelOf all the prophets, Jonah is perhaps the most reluctant; his struggle with sin is not hidden. We are currently reading Jonah’s story in daily Mass. In the story we see a portrait of sin and of God’s love for sinners. Psalm 139 says, beautifully,Whither shall I go from thy spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy face? If I ascend into heaven, thou art there; if I descend into hell, thou art present. If I take my wings early...
  • It’s Biblical! This week: Uriah (Current Incident)

    09/02/2017 3:56:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Jewish News Online ^ | July 20, 2017 | Rabbi Ariel Abel
    Everything you ever wanted to know 
about your favourite Torah characters, 
and the ones you’ve never heard of Urriah the Hittite was an outstanding soldier in David’s army. While away fighting, David noticed Uriah’s wife Bathsheba bathing on a roof. He asked about her and invited her to his palace. David was apparently reassured that she had bathed from her menstruation. Get The Jewish News's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories FREE SIGN UP! Our rabbis teach that the ancient Israelite practice was that husbands officially divorced their wives before leaving for war in case they...
  • Beware the Deception of False Prophets

    08/01/2016 8:24:58 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-31-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Beware the Deception of False Prophets Msgr. Charles Pope • July 31, 2016 • In today’s first reading (Monday of the 18th Week) the Prophet Jeremiah denounces the false prophets of his day, who promise all sorts grand visions for Israel despite its sin. Jeremiah says to the people, By breaking a wooden yoke, you forge an iron yoke! (Jer 28:13) In other words, by failing to repent (breaking the wooden yoke) you shall know an iron yoke. (Think about the addiction to sin of many who do not show restraint earlier in life.) To the false prophets of...
  • After 70 years...Zechariah pt 1

    Then the angel of the Lord answered and said, O Lord of hosts, how long wilt thou not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah, against which thou hast had indignation these threescore and ten years? Zechariah 1:12Zechariah was a prophet in the time of the restoration of Israel, being one of the meager company of Jews who came back into the land after the seventy year Babylonian Captivity had ended.He began prophesying about the year 520 BC. It is interesting to note that currently we are approaching another 70 anniversary for Israel, for in our day,...
  • In Him Is No Darkness At All...I John pt 3

    This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.(I John 1:5)The Apostle John’s ministry is one of restoration. The faith of the saints had been confused, distorted, tangled and blurred by the pseudo spirituality of those who claim a mystical, direct knowledge of God, which is above and beyond the experience of “normal” christians. These “gnostics”, ie “knowing Ones“, undermined the simple faith of christians, causing them to doubt the integrity and depth of their own experience. Therefore John sets out to...
  • ‘President’ Hillary Clinton: Definition of a Nightmare

    07/13/2016 3:51:52 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 172 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | 7/10/'16 | Donny Fuchs
    I rarely write about American politics. Here in Israel, existential national threats prevent me from dwelling on America’s problems. In Israel, Arabs butcher our thirteen-year-old daughters in their bedrooms and gun down our brothers and fathers, and the impotent leadership responds in typical fashion— with powerful speeches to comfort the bereaved. So naturally the demise of America cannot take up much of my time. But that doesn’t mean I’m disinterested. I am concerned with America’s welfare. As a Jew with a sense of history, I appreciate the haven America provided us throughout the last few centuries, when most countries offered...
  • Mum of boy who fell into gorilla zoo enclosure blasts critics saying 'accidents happen'

    05/30/2016 10:20:03 AM PDT · by traumer · 212 replies
    The mother of the boy who fell into a gorilla enclosure has said that "accidents happen" on a Facebook post hitting out at critics. The endangered animal was shot dead by zoo staff to protect the four-year-old after it began dragging him around. Michelle Gregg has faced criticism for social media users and animal rights campaigners, who claim she should have been keeping a closer eye on her child. Some animal lovers even suggested she should have been shot and killed instead of the gorilla Harambe. Responding to the criticism on Facebook, she said: "I want to thank everyone for...
  • False Prophecy As A Spiritual Test...Charismatic Post Mortem pt 6

    If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the Lord your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.( Deuteronomy 13:1-3)Again he said, Therefore hear the word of...
  • Three Principles for Prophets: A Homily for the 26th Sunday of the Year

    09/27/2015 7:14:46 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-26-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Three Principles for Prophets: A Homily for the 26th Sunday of the Year Msgr. Charles Pope • September 26, 2015 • In today’s gospel we see three principles for prophets. And in speaking of prophets, it is referring to you, too. For by our baptism, we are all summoned to be prophets for the Lord.I. PROPER PRIORITIES – The text begins, John said to Jesus, “Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in your name, and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow us.” (Mark 9:38)The Apostle John’s consternation bespeaks confused priorities. Task number one is to...
  • Pope likely to alter economic message in the U.S., Vatican adviser says

    07/25/2015 9:29:20 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | July 24, 2015 | Daniel Burke
    Q: In Latin America, the Pope delivered a sharp speech against capitalism, calling the relentless pursuit of prophets the "dung of the devil." A lot of people are wondering, will he bring a similar message to the United States this September? A: I don't know if the Pope wants to repeat that kind of speech.
  • Westminster Abbey acknowledges Mohammed in succession of prophets

    04/30/2015 6:48:34 AM PDT · by NRx · 38 replies
    Archbishop Cranmer (blog) ^ | 04-28-2015 | Archbishop Cranmer (blog)
    “Peace be upon all auspicious prophets of God, from Adam, Noah and Abraham to Moses, Jesus and Mohammed Mustafa..”
  • MAny Warned Of TB Joshua

    And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.(Matthew 24:11-13)In view of the recent collapse of the Synagogue of all Nations church, led by the (False) prophet TB Joshua, which led to the deaths of at least 70 South Africans, I thought I would reprint this 2001 letter I sent to a major newspaper in Johannesburg South Africa, printed in March 2001, after they printed a positive review of the dangerous false prophet.Unfortunately thousands...
  • A poem for Holy Saturday (brought an unexpected tear to my eye)

    04/19/2014 2:07:52 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 8 replies
    Sr. Mary Ada | April 19, 2014 | Sister Mary Ada, OSJ
    Limbo by Sister Mary Ada, OSJ The ancient grayness shifted Suddenly and thinned Like mist upon the moors Before a wind. An old, old prophet lifted A shining face and said: “He will be coming soon. The Son of God is dead; He died this afternoon.” A murmurous excitement stirred All souls. They wondered if they dreamed – Save one old man who seemed Not even to have heard. And Moses, standing, Hushed them all to ask If any had a welcome song prepared. If not, would David take the task? And if they cared Could not the three young...
  • Was "Babylon The Great" a Symbolic Name for Jerusalem?

    03/22/2014 1:35:03 PM PDT · by PhilipFreneau · 324 replies
    March 22, 2014 | PhilipFreneau
    Was "Babylon The Great" a Symbolic Name for Jerusalem? Recall that Jesus said: "… it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem" (Luke 13:33.) That is a very important statement to keep in mind when considering the following passages: and later in the same chapter of Luke, Jesus added: "…I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute: That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias which...
  • Joseph Smith Nativity [A Virtual 'Merry Smithmas' 'Greeting Card' circa 2005]

    12/17/2013 3:14:49 PM PST · by Colofornian · 11 replies
    [URL=http://s208.photobucket.com/user/gahamm_photos/media/mormon/moxmas.jpg.html][IMG]http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb254/gahamm_photos/mormon/moxmas.jpg[/IMG][/URL] Mormon MOxmasDecember 12, 2005 photo of the Joseph Smith nativity scene in the main lobby of the BYU administration building. The caption under Smith's image is enlarged in the upper right hand corner. In the crib is a doll representing baby Joseph Smith.
  • 'First vision visitation' of LdsIsm trumps Jesus' incarnational visitation via Bethlehem [Vanity]

    12/17/2013 10:12:02 AM PST · by Colofornian · 50 replies
    Colofornian | Dec. 17, 2013 | Colofornian
    66 years ago today (Dec. 17, 1947), an Old Testament "scholar" for BYU gave the annual "Joseph Smith Memorial Fireside" message in Logan Utah at the Lds Institute for Religion. The Institute, geared to be a spiritual hub for Utah State University Mormon students, has grown from 114 students to it being perhaps the "second largest" LDS Institute of Religion in the world with over 7,000 students. See Perry honors 75 years of Logan InstituteThe Logan Institute has made a significant "contribution" to the Mormon celebration of "Smithmas" by developing "Joseph Smith Memorial firesides" that "began in 1944 and have...
  • Syria: If US Attacks Us, We'll Attack Israel

    08/26/2013 2:25:58 PM PDT · by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed · 124 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/26/2013 | David Lev
    As talk and rumors of an impending Western attack against Syria mount, a top Syrian official said Monday that if attacked, his country would react – against Israel. Speaking to an Arabic-language radio station operated by the United States, Syria's Deputy Information Minister Halaf Al-Maftah said that Israel would face not only Syria in the event that the US, Britain and France attempted to unseat Bashar al-Assad. A coalition consisting of Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria would respond to any attack against Assad with a response against Israel. In addition, terrorist groups in Syria and Lebanon would attack Israel with...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: AMOS, 12-04-12

    12/04/2012 8:28:46 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 12-04-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):AMOS Third among the minor prophets. He describes Israel as steeped in national prosperity and reveling is sin. The central theme of his book is a threefold prophecy that extends through nine chapters. The first part (1-2) foretells God's judgment on the nations surrounding Israel and then on Israel itself. The second part (3-6) develops the divine judgment against Israel in three separate discourses. The third part (7-9) records five visions, of which the fifth describes the glorious anticipation of messianic blessings. Amos is the prophet of God's sovereign lordship over all creation. All items in...
  • What is Biblical Prophecy? What Biblical Prophecy is NOT, and What It Really IS

    07/14/2012 10:36:38 AM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    CatholicResources.org ^ | February 12, 2012. | Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.
    What is Biblical Prophecy?by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.  Introduction: What Biblical Prophecy is NOT, and What It Really IS:Contrary to what many fundamentalist preachers or late-night radio hosts would have you believe, biblical prophecy is not primarily about "predicting the future" or finding clues in the Bible that correspond to people or events in our own day and age! The prophets of Ancient Israel did not look into some kind of crystal ball and see events happening thousands of years after their own lifetimes. The books they wrote do not contain hidden coded messages for people living in the 20th...
  • Behold the Prophet! No One Escapes! – A reflection on what prophets are really like (Baptist Alert!)

    06/13/2012 2:23:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | June 13, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    We often like to read from and quote the prophets. But if you’ve ever met a real prophet you know that being in the presence of a real prophet can be very disturbing. Prophets love God’s people, but they love them too much to gainsay the truth.Prophets were famous for goring every one’s ox. No one left the presence of a prophet untouched.So troubling were the prophets of old, including Jesus, that most of them were persecuted, jailed, stoned, exiled and killed. Most of the Biblical prophets were beyond controversial, they were way over the top. Prophets denounced sin and...