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  • Are You Waiting for the Church to Change Her Teachings?

    04/28/2015 11:45:01 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Catholic Stand ^ | April 28, 2015 | Leila Miller
    If there is one sentiment that baffles me more than any other, it’s this:The Catholic Church will be changing her teachings, and I only need watch and wait. I am foolish for not seeing the “big picture” of how it’s all going to go down. It’s inevitable. The Church will come around, the Church will conform. It’s just a matter of time.In response, I question how many millennia have to pass without the Church changing before they’ll concede the point?Take a look at what a dissenting Catholic named James said to me just the other day, about the foolishness of...
  • Salt Lake City Bishop named new Archbishop of Santa Fe

    04/28/2015 9:40:45 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 7 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | April 27, 2015 | Olivier Uyttebrouck
    New Mexicans on Monday had their first glimpse of Archbishop-elect of Santa Fe John C. Wester, who declared his commitment to serve the poor, reform a broken immigration system and to work with others to strengthen the common good. The bishop of Salt Lake City since 2007, Wester will become the leader of an estimated 300,000 Roman Catholics in New Mexico on June 4 when he is installed as the 12th Archbishop of Santa Fe at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe. He will succeed Archbishop of Santa Fe Michael Sheehan, who will step down...
  • Ex-Muslim: Koran Revealed a Religion I Did Not Like

    04/28/2015 9:35:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    CBN ^ | 4-27-15 | Dale Hurd
    Mona Walter is on a mission. Her mission is for more Muslims to know what is in the Koran. She says if more Muslims knew what was in the Koran, more would leave Islam. Walter came to Sweden from Somalia as a war refugee when she was 19. She says she was excited about joining a modern European nation with equal rights for women. But as a young Muslim woman, that was not the Sweden she encountered. A Real Introduction to Islam It was in Sweden that she first experienced radical Islam on a daily basis. "I discovered Islam first...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: ILLUMINATING GRACE, 04-28-15

    04/28/2015 9:30:11 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 04-28-15 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term selected at random:ILLUMINATING GRACEActual grace conferred by God to enlighten the mind. Its main function is to enable a person to believe with certitude in God's revelations, and to better understand the mysteries of faith and of divine providence. It is thus fundamental in the spiritual life, since moral conduct and sanctity absolutely depend on the prior convictions of faith which reside in the intellect illuminated by God's grace. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • There Is No Bible in the Bible

    04/28/2015 9:30:05 AM PDT · by NRx · 51 replies
    Glory to God for All Things ^ | 09-28-2014 | Fr. Stephen Freeman
    ...The Bible, a single book with the whole of the Scriptures included, is indeed modern. It is a by-product of the printing press, fostered by the doctrines of Protestantism. For it is not until the advent of Protestant teaching that the concept of the Bible begins to evolve into what it has become today. The New Testament uses the word scriptures (literally, the writings) when it refers to the Old Testament, but it is a very loose term. There was no authoritative notion of a canon of the Old Testament. There were the Books of Moses and the Prophets (cf....
  • The All-Important Race for Iowas Evangelicals Is Wide Open (Cruz "lit up audience")

    04/28/2015 9:16:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 27, 2015 | Brendan Bordelon
    The Evangelical voting bloc is a dead thing, Iowa Republican activist Tom Stockebrand says, a glint of mischief in his eye. A top state party official nods in agreement. If you didnt see it tonight, its 2015 now. Those days are gone. Hes speaking as attendees stream noisily out of a packed auditorium in Waukee, Iowa, at Point of Grace church, the site of this years Faith and Freedom Coalition summit in the state. Its nearly 10:00 p.m., and for the past five hours around 1,000 conservative Evangelicals have sat on raised bleachers, listening to nine potential White House contenders...
  • The Story Behind The Song: 'It Is No Secret: What God Can Do'

    04/28/2015 8:44:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/28/2015 | Eric Metaxas
    We've all had the experience of getting a song stuck in our head for an extended period of time. If you're really unfortunate, that song may be one by Christopher Cross or Air Supply. But sometimes, these "earworms," as they are dubbed, can lead to good things. That recently happened to one of us right here at BreakPoint. While reading a biography of the early 20th century evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, my colleague and friend Roberto Rivera found himself humming and singing the gospel song "It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)." He's not sure why the song popped...
  • Are you infallible?

    04/28/2015 8:36:56 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 89 replies
    One Fold ^ | December 10, 2013 | Brian Culliton
    Its a question that requires little thought to answer; are you infallible? It ranks right up there with, Are you God? But to Catholic apologists the question is quite serious; thats because they believe that there is a man on earth who, on the subject of faith and morals, is infallible; they call him, holy father. See, it does rank right up there with, Are you God, at least when coming from people who think their leader is equal with God on deciding issues of faith and morals. According to Catholic apologist, John Martignoni, this question should cause Protestants to...
  • Eyes That Are Humble A Meditation on the Humbling Thorn of St. Paul

    04/28/2015 7:17:34 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-17-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Eyes That Are Humble – A Meditation on the Humbling Thorn of St. Paul By: Msgr. Charles PopeThe story of St. Paul’s conversion is well known and we read it last week in daily Mass. But there is a detail that I have often pondered which, though speculative, ought not be overlooked. Indeed, even my choice of the words “speculative” and “overlooked” (both of which refer to the eyes) indicate that we ought to give an eye (i.e., a look) to St. Paul’s eyes.As you probably recall, St. Paul was not just struck down on the road to Damascus, he was...
  • An Unlikely Convert (Lesbian becomes Christian)

    04/28/2015 7:10:48 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 10 replies
    The Aquilla Report ^ | April 28, 2015 | Rosara Butterfield
    Tabletalk: Your book is titled The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert. Could you explain some of your secret thoughts, and why you were an unlikely convert? Rosaria Butterfield: I considered myself an atheist, having rejected my Catholic childhood and what I perceived to be the superstitions and illogic of the historic Christian faith. I found Christians to be difficult, sour, fearful, and intellectually unengaged people. In addition, since the age of twenty-eight, I had lived in monogamous lesbian relationships and politically supported LGBT causes. I coauthored Syracuse Universitys first successful domestic partnership policy while working there as a professor...
  • The Rebirth of Martin Luther

    04/28/2015 7:06:59 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 2 replies
    Religious Affections ^ | April 28, 2015 | David Huffstutler
    In April of 1511, Martin Luther went to Wittenberg, a city of 2,000 to 2,500. Luther received his Doctor of Theology in October of the following year, but for all his accomplishments, certainty of salvation eluded his grasp. He confessed his sins as much as possible, even six hours at a time in the confessional booth. Prayers were no help either. Even Johann von Staupitz, the vicar of his Augustinian order, could not help him with the mystic way: Since man is weak, let him cease to strive; let him surrender himself to the being and the love of God...
  • Pelayo & The Cradle of Catholic Spain

    04/28/2015 6:26:17 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Regina Magazine ^ | 4/6/15 | Father Jos Miguel Marqus Campo
    Our story begins in 711 AD Dark Ages Spain, when Muslims from North Africa have invaded the entire Iberian Peninsula. No one can withstand their terrible onslaught, with the exception of a few hundred Christian men, women and children in this lonely mountain valley, where they make their desperate last stand. Blessed be the Queen of our mountain, whose throne is the cradle of Spain She is Mother and is Queen! Come, pilgrims, before Her we inhale loves divine. And in Her is the soul of the Spanish people.With the inspiring words of this popular song, dedicated to the...
  • Pope Francis wants to visit Fatima in 2017, says diocese in Portugal

    04/28/2015 6:25:52 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 14 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | 4/28/15 | David V. Barrett
    Pope Francis plans to visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima in 2017, on the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary to three children, according to the diocese in Portugal. Pope Francis confirmed to Bishop Antonio Marto that, if God gives him life and health, he wants to be in Cova di Iria to celebrate the centenary of the Apparitions of Fatima, the diocese of Leiria-Ftima said in a press release. Three shepherd children, Lucia dos Santos, Jacinta Marto and Francisco Marto, had a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary on May 13 1917. St John...
  • Plan to Build the Largest Virgin Mary Statue in Izmir [Turkey]

    04/28/2015 6:12:00 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Cemil Şeboy, a deputy candidate for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party), has suggested the construction of the world's biggest Virgin Mary statue in the Selçuk district of western İzmir province, in order to increase the district's tourism potential. Şeboy said that a project will be submitted to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism to design the statue of the central Christian figure. As the deputy candidate for İzmir's first electoral district, Şeboy said that several projects that will turn the district into a tourist destination are already completed. While listening to the problems of local craftsmen, Şeboy...
  • Packed Church for Fathers Illo and Driscoll

    04/28/2015 6:02:52 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Hundreds of supportive Catholics fill San Franciscos Star of the SeaOn Saturday, May 25, the 4:30 p.m. Mass at San Franciscos Star of the Sea Church resembled Easter or Christmas. The packed Church was a show of support for Stars faithful Catholic Priests, Father Joseph Illo and Father Patrick Driscoll. The two have earned the enmity of the San Francisco power structure, as well as that of a number of their fellow priests, for their decision to only allow boys to serve at the altar. That decision is at the discretion of each parishs pastorat Star of the Sea, Fr....
  • Famed German Catholic philosopher makes waves for criticizing Pope Francis autocratic style

    04/28/2015 6:02:34 AM PDT · by NRx · 5 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 04-27-2015 | Maike Hickson
    April 27, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- In a recent lengthy interview with the German Catholic journal Herder Korrespondenz in an issue especially dedicated to the theme of Pope Francis, the renowned and arguably most prominent Catholic philosopher in Germany, Professor Robert Spaemann, a long-time friend of Pope Benedict, has gone public with a strong criticism of Pope Francis that is being discussed nation-wide. At the beginning of this interview-discussion that included also another German Catholic philosopher, Professor Hans Joas, Spaemann in a calm and differentiated way first acknowledged Pope Francis' strengths and especially what he calls his traditional piety: He speaks...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(4/28/15)[Prayer]

    04/28/2015 5:33:36 AM PDT · by left that other site · 11 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/28/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Saul New International Version (NIV) 24So David hid in the field, and when the New Moon feast came, the king sat down to eat. 25He sat in his customary place by the wall, opposite Jonathan and Abner sat next to Saul, but Davids place was empty. 26Saul said nothing that day, for he thought, Something must have happened to David to make him ceremonially uncleansurely he is unclean. 27But the next day, the second day of the month, Davids place was empty again. Then Saul said to his...
  • Political Correctness: The Cause of Same-Sex Marriage, Social Decline and a Growing Oppressive State

    Traditional moral reasoning shows same-sex marriage creates immense harm in the social fabric. Politically correct moral reasoning shows redefinition to be fair - to be all well and good. If political correctness wins, we all have to go around pretending - under the force of the law - that all is well and good. Meanwhile society will be slowly collapsing all around us and we, and our children, will have to suffer the increasingly poor outcomes in silence. Help.
  • Prayer for our American Heroes and Our Nation

    04/28/2015 1:45:19 AM PDT · by Jeanbl · 6 replies
    April 28, 2015 | Jeanbl
    So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36
  • Catholic Caucus:Daily Mass Readings, 04-28-15,OM, St PeterChanel,St Louis deMontfort, St GiannaMolla

    04/27/2015 8:00:21 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-28-15 | Revised New American Bible
    April 28, 2015Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 11:19-26 Those who had been scattered by the persecutionthat arose because of Stephenwent as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch,preaching the word to no one but Jews.There were some Cypriots and Cyrenians among them, however,who came to Antioch and began to speak to the Greeks as well,proclaiming the Lord Jesus. The hand of the Lord was with themand a great number who believed turned to the Lord. The news about them reached the ears of the Church in Jerusalem,and they sent Barnabas to go to Antioch.When...
  • The Magisterium of the Catholic Church

    04/27/2015 7:15:21 PM PDT · by Salvation · 48 replies
    CatholicEssentials.net ^ | 2008 | CatholicEssentials.net
    The Magisterium of the Catholic Church Defined as "the Church's divinely appointed authority to teach the truths of religion". In other words, Our Lord gave His Church the authority to teach the faithful about what is expected of them, and that is what the Church has done consistently from the start. The Magisterium of Catholic Church teaches the faithful in two ways; 1) Solemn Magisterium: is Church teaching which is used only rarely by formal and authentic definitions of councils or Popes. This includes dogmatic definitions by councils or Popes teaching "ex cathedra"2) Ordinary Magisterium: this second form of...
  • Iowa Radio Host: Religious Freedom Top Conservative Presidential Issue

    04/27/2015 7:06:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 27, 2015 | Robert Wilde
    Nationally syndicated radio host and columnist for the Washington Times, Steve Deace, explained that there are three specific issues animating the 2016 Republican presidential contest. If you are weak on these, dont even show up, Deace cautioned conservative Republican presidential aspirants. This is sort of the triumvirate of issues. That is amnesty, that is religious freedom, and the other is Common Core. If you are soft on these issues, or have been in the past, youre done. The author of Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win Again, told Breitbart senior writer and guest host of Breitbart News Sunday airing...
  • Manhattan Parish Fights for Survival

    04/27/2015 6:26:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/26/15 | Melanie Grayce West
    They gathered for an early celebration of a centennial that may never arrive. Hundreds of parishioners of Our Lady of Peace strolled through Manhattans Upper East Side on Sunday clutching pictures of the ancestors who founded this Roman Catholic parish in 1918. They donned bright blue sashes with the names of those Irish and Italian founders: Scudellari, Iacovone, Tauriello, OKeefe and many more. Young and old feasted on antipasti, pizza, tiramisu, Irish beer and Italian wine. This lovingly maintained Victorian Gothic churchwith its colorful painting of Madonna and child, ornate Murano glass chandeliers, pews adorned with golden grape clusters and...
  • Pope Francis and the family, the next step

    04/27/2015 5:32:43 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 9 replies
    Monday Vatican ^ | April 27, 2015 | Andrea Gagliarducci
    April 15 was the deadline given to dioceses to return the questionnaire to the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops in preparation for the up-coming Synod. Then, beginning on April 15, Pope Francis dedicated his address in two consecutive general audiences to the complementarity between man and woman. In his speeches, Pope Francis defended the traditional family, and attacked gender ideology, emphasizing that difference is the solution, it is not the problem. Those who believed that Pope Francis pastoral revolution presaged a doctrinal change in terms of marriage and family heaved a sigh of relief upon hearing his...
  • Pope Francis will celebrate Mass at Catholic University (Sept 23)

    04/27/2015 5:28:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Washington Business Journal ^ | 4/27/15 | Jeff Clabaugh
    Pope Francis will visit The Catholic University of America during his September visit to Washington. Catholic University confirms the Pope will celebrate an outdoor Mass from the east portico of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Sept. 23. I know that it will be a great thrill for our students, faculty and staff to see the Holy Father and to know that as he looks out over the congregation during the Mass, he will also be seeing the pathways and buildings that members of our community frequent every day on their way to and from...
  • Dominican sisters walk out of class over LGBT Day of Silence

    04/27/2015 3:39:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | April 23, 2015 | Catherine Harmon
    “We went home because the Catholic school and faith that we love was being compromised.” Image via Wikipedia Five Dominican sisters who teach at Marin Catholic High School in Kentfield, California walked out of class on Friday of last week when it became evident that some students at the school were participating in a national “Day of Silence” for LGBT youth. “We went home on Friday because what happened was inappropriate,” the sisters explained in an email sent to Marin Catholic students over the weekend. “We went home because we were made to feel uncomfortable and used for another’s agenda. We went home because...
  • Radical Homosexuals Want to Have Their 'Ideological Cake' and Make You Eat it Too

    04/27/2015 3:31:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 27, 2015 | Fr. Marcel Guarnizo
    This past week, we witnessed the unseemly pandering of several Republicans to the radical homosexual lobby. Each stumbled over the other to present his credentials. Florida Senator Marco Rubioin a display of complete incoherencestated on Face the Nation: I dont believe that your sexual preferences are a choice for a vast and enormous majority of the people the bottom line is I believe that sexual preference is something people are born with. Which one is it, are all people born that way, or just the ones who want to make that claim? Rubios incoherent view seems to boil down to...
  • Hillary and Christian Dhimmis

    04/27/2015 2:45:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | April 27, 2015 | Robert Royal
    Several years ago I visited a synagogue in Istanbul, one of the few remaining in all of Turkey. It had been firebombed a few weeks earlier in response to some recent incident between Israelis and Palestinians. But because of security and a thick outer wall, it was relatively unharmed. Inside, ten elderly, eccentric Jewish Turks were gathered, the bare number needed for a minyan. We spoke for a short while about what it was to live as a religious minority in a big Muslim country. But I will never forget the atmosphere in that tiny congregation wary, but...
  • Rise of the Mont Order secret society

    04/27/2015 2:41:49 PM PDT · by Arnold Isen · 3 replies
    Unexplained-Mysteries.com ^ | November, 2014 | Arnold Isen
    The Mont Order, a possible revival of several much older and more powerful secret fraternities bearing names like La Montagne, The Inner Order, Group Zero, or simply The Order, has proven to have greater influence than anyone expected during 2014. My earlier articles documented some of the first initial reports of this mysterious groups existence, leading up to this development. Currently, the best existing source compiling all information on the Mont Order society into a single dossier has been put together by author Liam Quaid and is available at a new website called the Mont Order Conspiracy Observatory. An explanatory...
  • Why God Is Not a Warmist

    04/27/2015 2:26:38 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/27/15 | James Delingpole
    Contrary to what a worryingly large proportion of His churches believe, God isnt a climate charge alarmist. If youre in any doubt, Id recommend you read this superbly erudite open letter to Pope Francis which has been put together by the Cornwall Alliance laying out the theological arguments against global warming catastrophism and, more pertinently, lamenting the massive damage its doing to the well being of the people both the Old and New Testaments enjoin us to protect: the worlds poor. It has been released to coincide with the Vaticans conference this week on climate change which, unfortunately for...
  • THIS TRIDUUM, PRAY FOR THOSE FOMENTING HATRED AGAINST CHRISTIANS IN INDIANA

    04/27/2015 2:14:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | April 27, 2015 | THOMAS PETERS
    Honestly, did anyone expect the situation to get this bad in Indiana?Every single day seems to bring worse news.The situation of the O’Connor family in particular has me sick to my stomach. Local news ABC 57 went looking for a restaurant owner that would go on camera to share their beliefs and found an unsuspecting girl behind the counter of a small-town pizzeria who said she would have no problem serving gay people but that they would not cater a gay wedding if asked.Notice, there wasn’t even an act of discrimination — the girl simply answered a hypothetical question.For this...
  • CHARLOTTE BISHOP TO LGBT-ADVOCATE NUN GRAMICK: YOURE NOT SPEAKING IN MY DIOCESE

    04/27/2015 2:09:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | April 27, 2015 | JOHN WHITE
    Charlotte Bishop Peter Jugis has cancelled a speaking event by Sister Jennine Gramick that was scheduled to take place at one of the parishes in his diocese.Sister Gramick is the founder of New Ways Ministry, self-described as a “gay-positive ministry that advocates for justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Catholics, and for reconciliation within the larger Christian and civil communities.”In announcing Bishop Jugis’ decision to cancel the event as soon as he was made aware of it, diocese spokesman David Hains noted that the Vatican has previously determined that Gramick and New Ways Ministry oppose the Catholic Church’s...
  • The Key for Personally Surviving Today in America's Last Days

    04/27/2015 12:47:02 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 2 replies
    IFB ^ | 4/27/15
    The key for personally surviving today in America's last days is for individuals to see ALL things from Almighty Gods heavenly and biblical perspective (John 17:17, Heb.11:1, 6). This is the position of TRUE reality, liberty and freedom (John 8:32). One must have a saving relationship to Almighty God's Son, the Savior and propitiation of the whole world (John 3:16-17, Acts 4:12, Rom. 10:2-4, 1 John 4:10). As Lucifer's godless and lawless lies and deception EXPONENTIALLY intensify and are more received today than ever, may you be sure that you personally know the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior....
  • What Evangelicals Are Saying About Hillary: At Iowa mega-church, voters skeptical of Dem frontrunner

    04/27/2015 12:38:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | April 27, 2015 | Melinda Henneberger
    Link only: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-04-27/hillary-clinton-crashes-the-iowa-s-faith-freedom-coalition-summit-without-actually-showing-up
  • More Jesus Movies on the Way

    04/27/2015 11:49:59 AM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies
    Aleteia ^ | April 27, 2015 | TOM HOOPES
    Never believe rumors of Jesus death. He is alive and well and coming soon to a theater near you. Sean Bean is one a-list actor listed for a movie about Jesus boyhood that will hit theaters in 2016. Hugh Jackman will star as St. Paul in another reported movie due out next year. Pope Francis recently blessed the actor playing Jesus in a new version of Ben Hur. Thus, in 2016, Hollywood will feature at least three movies that more or less affirm the basic Christian understanding of Jesus Christ. Ironically, these three movies will come 10 years...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    04/27/2015 11:02:20 AM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 8 replies
    4-27-15 | Kitty Mittens
  • French Prime Minister: Attending Mass "Most Beautiful" Response to Terror Threat

    04/27/2015 11:01:54 AM PDT · by Dqban22 · 7 replies
    ALETEIA ^ | 4/24/2013 | John Burger
    French Prime Minister: Attending Mass "Most Beautiful" Response to Terror Threat Manuel Valls emphasizes Catholic culture of France and warns of division By John Burger Aleteia 4/24/2015 http://www.aleteia.org/en/world/article/french-prime-minister-attending-mass-most-beautiful-response-to-terror-threat-5888467040993280 Its not the kind of sentiment one would expect to hear from the leader of a nation that prides itself on its history of secularism. But in the wake of a thwarted terrorist attack on churches in France this past weekend, Prime Minister Manuel Valls was clear: attending Mass is the most beautiful and strongest" answer to terrorism. Valls spoke to reporters while standing next to Bishop Michel Santier of Creteil, the...
  • Hillary Clinton: Religious beliefs against abortion have to be changed

    04/27/2015 10:17:15 AM PDT · by NRx · 57 replies
    Life Site ^ | 04-24-2015 | Ben Johnson
    NEW YORK CITY, April 24, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) Speaking to an influential gathering in New York City on Thursday, Hillary Clinton declared that religious beliefs that condemn "reproductive rights," have to be changed. Yes, we've cut the maternal mortality rate in half, but far too many women are still denied critical access to reproductive health, Hillary told the Women in the World Summit yesterday. Liberal politicians use reproductive health as a blanket term that includes abortion. However, Hillary's reference echoes National Organization for Women (NOW) president Terry ONeill's op-ed from last May that called abortion an essential measure to prevent...
  • What Should the Church Say to Bruce Jenner?

    04/27/2015 9:41:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/27/2015 | Russell Moore
    In the 1970s Bruce Jenner seemed to have it allfame, wealth, admiration. He was an Olympic star, so popular in American culture that he was reputedly considered for both the roles of Superman and James Bond. That's changed. Now, Jenner is best known as the step-father on reality television's Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Jenner is now ready for one more change. He says he knows what he's been missing: his identity as a woman. Jenner has reportedly undergone surgery to make himself appear more like a woman and has been photographed wearing dresses. Now, in a highly publicized interview...
  • Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church to celebrate 150th Anniversary, May 3rd

    04/27/2015 9:36:35 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 4 replies
    Clarksville TN Online ^ | April 24, 2015 | Clarksville TN Online
    Palmyra, TN In 1865, Queen Victoria ruled England. Abraham Lincoln was elected to his second term in the United States. And Reverend Nute Larkins organized the Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Palmyra, Tennessee. This year, the Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church celebrates its 150th birthday. The old Ebeneezer Cumberland Presbyterian Church, which was founded in 1846, was renamed Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1865. Originally, a one room log cabin in the hollow of East Creek, the early location was on the creek, subject to flooding. The congregation persevered, building three different buildings on that site until they purchased the...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: CHRISTIAN, 04-27-15

    04/27/2015 8:49:08 AM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 04-27-15 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term selected at random:CHRISTIANA person who is baptized. A professed Christian also believes in the essentials of the Christian faith, notably in the Apostles' Creed. A Catholic Christian further accepts the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, participates in the Eucharistic liturgy and sacraments of Catholic Christianity, and gives allegiance to the Catholic hierarchy and especially to the Bishop of Rome. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • For filmmakers, 'Little Boy' moved mountains of its own

    04/27/2015 7:26:27 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    cna ^ | April 25, 2015 | Hillary Mast
    Jakob Salvati and Eduardo Verastegui star in 'Little Boy.' Courtesy of Metanoia Films. Hollywood, Calif., Apr 25, 2015 / 03:54 pm (CNA).- A new film from award-winning writer and director Alejandro Monteverde proved to not only tell a story of faith, but to strengthen the faith of those working on it as well. “It was going to be a very, very difficult film to produce, but at the same time we were in love with the story which is about believing in the impossible,” said Eduardo Verastegui, one of the film’s producers and stars, known for his role in the...
  • Please Pray This Week for Traditional Marriage The Supreme Court Is in Session

    04/27/2015 7:22:04 AM PDT · by Salvation · 28 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-26-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Please Pray This Week for Traditional Marriage – The Supreme Court Is in Session By: Msgr. Charles PopeThe March for Marriage yesterday in Washington, D.C. was successful for numerous reasons. Among them was the turnout: over 10,000 people. This is especially impressive given the date change (the march had been planned for June but was moved to April when the Supreme Court’s schedule for the marriage cases was announced).Second, the march manifested a diversity that shows that the concerns for traditional marriage are not coming only from older white Catholics and Pentecostals. You can see some pictures from the march here: March for Marriage 2015. Indeed...
  • Pope to new priests: Dont be a peacock

    04/27/2015 7:19:27 AM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    cna ^ | April 26, 2015 | Ann Schneible
    Nineteen men lie prostrate for their ordination as priests for the Diocese of Rome on April 26, 2015. Credit: Bohumil Petrik/CNA Vatican City, Apr 26, 2015 / 12:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis presided over the ordination of nearly twenty men to the priesthood on Sunday, where he warned them against being vain priests who live first for their own pleasure rather than for God’s. “A priest is ugly who lives for his own pleasure,” Pope Francis said, adding that such a priest “acts like a peacock.” Pope Francis presided over the Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Apr. 26,...
  • Atheists Outnumber Southern Baptists in US Military

    04/27/2015 6:11:57 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 4/23/15 | Bob Smietana
    Yet Southern Baptists still provide by far the most chaplains. Likely presidential candidate and former Southern Baptist pastor Mike Huckabee recently urged Christians to stay out of the military until after the next election, saying they are no longer welcome. Why would they want to be in a military that would be openly hostile and not just simply bring some scorn to their faith, but would punish them for it? Huckabee said in a recent interview. In recent years, enough of his fellow Southern Baptists have left active duty that atheists now outnumber the denomination among soldiers. According the latest...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(4/27/15)[Prayer]

    04/27/2015 5:09:44 AM PDT · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/27/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Saul New International Version (NIV) 19Saul told his son Jonathan and all the attendants to kill David. But Jonathan had taken a great liking to David 2and warned him, My father Saul is looking for a chance to kill you. Be on your guard tomorrow morning; go into hiding and stay there. 3I will go out and stand with my father in the field where you are. Ill speak to him about you and will tell you what I find out. 4Jonathan spoke well of David to Saul...
  • Christians Thrown Overboard By Obama

    04/27/2015 5:05:29 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 14 replies
    Aquilla Report ^ | April 26, 2015 | Kirsten Powers
    What do you call it when 12 men are drowned at sea for praying to Jesus? Answer: Religious persecution. Yet, when a throng of Muslims threw a dozen Christians overboard a migrant ship traveling from Libya to Italy, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi missed the opportunity to label it as such. Standing next to President Obama at their joint news conference Friday (April 17), Renzi dismissed it as a one-off event and said, The problem is not a problem of (a) clash of religions. While the prime minister plunged his head into the sand, Italian authorities arrested and charged the Muslim...
  • Church calls for priests who died at Dachau to be honoured

    04/27/2015 3:20:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    The Polish Catholic Church has called for a fitting tribute to hundreds of its priests who died during World War II at the Nazi concentration camp in Dachau. Dachau was the main camp for priests from all over Europe, and over half came from Poland, said Mgr Jzef Kloch, spokesman for the Polish bishops conference. We want to highlight this as we remember the camps liberation by the US Army, paying tribute to those who died, as well as to their spiritual achievements in such appalling conditions, he explained. Mgr Kloch spoke as plans were underway for the observance of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-27-15

    04/26/2015 7:15:41 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-27-15 | Revised New American Bible
    April 27, 2015Monday of the Fourth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 11:1-18 The Apostles and the brothers who were in Judeaheard that the Gentiles too had accepted the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalemthe circumcised believers confronted him, saying,‘You entered the house of uncircumcised people and ate with them.” Peter began and explained it to them step by step, saying,“I was at prayer in the city of Joppawhen in a trance I had a vision,something resembling a large sheet coming down,lowered from the sky by its four corners, and it came to me. Looking...
  • AMICUS BRIEF FILED BY U.S. CATHOLIC BISHOP SUPPORTING TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE

    04/26/2015 4:40:53 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    April 26, 2015
    http://www.usccb.org/about/general-counsel/amicus-briefs/upload/Obergefell-v-Hodges.pdf NOTE: NY Times Story http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/26/opinion/sunday/its-not-gay-marriage-vs-the-church-anymore.html?_r=0 Its Not Gay Marriage vs. the Church Anymore By WILLIAM N. ESKRIDGE Jr.APRIL 25, 2015 NEW HAVEN THIS week, committed gay couples seeking the right to marry will take their case to the Supreme Court. The plaintiffs in Obergefell v. Hodges are supported by amicus briefs submitted by a variety of institutions and people, from the former N.F.L. player Chris Kluwe to Ken Mehlman, a past chairman of the Republican National Committee. Religious groups are on their side, too. While several prominent religious organizations have filed briefs in opposition, leaders in the Episcopal...