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  • Pope: Catholic Guide Needs Updating on Death Penalty Issue

    10/11/2017 5:58:05 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 46 replies
    AP ^ | 10/10/17 | Nicole Winfield
    <p>VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis marked the 25th anniversary of a landmark compilation of Catholic teaching by saying Wednesday it should be changed to address an issue close to his heart: the death penalty.</p> <p>During an anniversary ceremony at the Vatican, Francis repeated his insistence that capital punishment is “inadmissible” under any circumstance. He said the death penalty violates the Gospel and amounts to the voluntary killing of a human life, which “is always sacred in the eyes of the creator.”</p>
  • The Savior, the Master Teacher (Real LDS/Mormon)

    01/19/2011 4:41:41 PM PST · by Paragon Defender · 20 replies
    The Savior, the Master Teacher    By Elder Jay E. JensenOf the Presidency of the SeventyJay E. Jensen, "The Savior, the Master Teacher", Ensign, Jan. 2011, 42–47   We are to feast upon the words of Christ—the scriptures—and, as He did, use them to teach and strengthen others.  Under the direction of His Father, Jesus Christ created worlds without number. He was the great Jehovah, the God of the Old Testament. He was born of a mortal mother, Mary, and of God the Eternal Father. He was the greatest being to live on earth. He said He came “to do the will of him...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - April 26, 2010 [Devotional]

    04/26/2010 4:28:48 AM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies · 244+ views
    Email ^ | 4/26/10 | Joel Osteen
    He's Working in You Today's Scripture "…He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus" (Philippians 1:6, NIV). Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Sometimes when God is doing a work in our lives, things can get a little uncomfortable. We may encounter people who are hard to get along with or have circumstances that seem beyond our control. When this happens, instead of complaining, getting sour, or trying to change everything around you, why don't you look deep inside and say, "Lord, thank You for doing a...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - March 10, 2010 [Devotional]

    03/10/2010 4:06:28 AM PST · by Vision · 1 replies · 296+ views
    Email ^ | 3/10/10 | Joel Osteen
    Make Way for Victory Today's Scripture "But thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory [making us conquerors] through our Lord Jesus Christ (I Corinthians 15:57, AMP). Today's Word from Joel and Victoria God desires that you live in victory in every area of your life. The scripture says He always causes us to triumph through Christ Jesus! No matter what you may be facing today, God wants to make you more than a conqueror. Are you battling sickness? God wants to give you healing. Are you struggling with a broken relationship? God wants to give you restoration...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - September 30, 2009 [Devotional]

    09/30/2009 4:38:37 AM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies · 694+ views
    Email ^ | 9/30/09 | Joel Osteen
    Trust over Fear Today's Scripture "Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe" (Proverbs 29:25, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Fear is one of the enemy's favorite tools to keep us from going forward in our lives. As soon as we make a decision to step out in faith and do what God is telling us to do, immediately the enemy will bring fear. He'll put thoughts in your mind like, "What if I fail? What will others think? Maybe I don't have what it takes." He'll...
  • Commentary: Is There a Natural Right to Same-Sex Marriage?

    12/23/2008 3:50:04 PM PST · by tcg · 36 replies · 834+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 12/24/08 | Fr. Juan R. Vélez
    The people of California, Arizona and Florida recently voted to amend their state constitutions to defend the age-old truth that marriage is the life-long union of a man and a woman with the object of mutual love and the raising of a family. Ever since, those in favor of recognition of same-sex marriage have complained that they have been deprived of their civil rights and denied equality. The recognition of same-sex partnerships with legal and financial benefits akin to marriage is not enough for them. They repeatedly lament the supposed loss of their civil rights and compare themselves to oppressed...
  • Why it's not as simple as God vs the multiverse (We create the universe?)

    12/08/2008 6:27:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies · 1,248+ views
    New Scientist ^ | Dec 4, 2008 | Amanda Gefter
    WHAT would you rather believe in, God or the multiverse? It sounds like an instance of cosmic apples and oranges, but increasingly we're being told it's choice we must make. Take the dialogue earlier this year between Richard Dawkins and physicist Steven Weinberg in Austin, Texas. Discussing the fact that universe appears fine-tuned for our existence, Weinberg told Dawkins: "If you discovered a really impressive fine-tuning... I think you'd really be left with only two explanations: a benevolent designer or multiverse." Weinberg went on to clarify that invoking a benevolent designer does not count as a genuine explanation, but I...
  • Fred Phelps - Sodomy Advocate

    10/18/2005 10:46:15 PM PDT · by DirtyHarryY2K · 19 replies · 1,453+ views
    Harry's Soapbox ^ | October 18, 2005 | Me
    Fred Phelps - Sodomy Advocate. Everyone knows the notoriously infamous Fred "God Hates Fags" Phelps. Pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. Or do they? Phelps' appalling antics serve no real purpose save one, he provides homosexual advocates/activists with an alleged "Christian" spokesman (strawman) who is used to attack and villify all Christians as hate-filled bigots. If Phelps didn't exist, the homosexual lobby would have to invent him. His efforts only aid the homosexual agenda. Janet Reno, U.S. Attorney General in the era of the Clinton Administration was notorious for: leading civil and criminal lawsuits against anti-abortion...