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  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil ~ March 26, 2019 (prayer)

    03/26/2019 2:26:11 AM PDT · by Jeanbl · 3 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 3/26/19 | Jeanbl
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 JOHN 5:14 Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look at the earth below; for the heavens will vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment, and its people will die like gnats. But My Salvation...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-26-19

    03/25/2019 8:42:34 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies ^ | 03-26-19 | Revised New American Bible
    March 26 2019 Tuesday of the Third Week of Lent Reading 1 Dn 3:25, 34-43 Azariah stood up in the fire and prayed aloud: "For your name's sake, O Lord, do not deliver us up forever,or make void your covenant.Do not take away your mercy from us,for the sake of Abraham, your beloved,Isaac your servant, and Israel your holy one,To whom you promised to multiply their offspringlike the stars of heaven,or the sand on the shore of the sea.For we are reduced, O Lord, beyond any other nation,brought low everywhere in the world this daybecause of our sins.We have...
  • "How Great Thou Art"

    03/25/2019 7:12:42 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1968 | Anita Bryant
    In honor of her 79th birthday today, this playlist is Anita Bryant's 1968 album of classic hymns.
  • God's will versus ours (Matthew 6:10 and Luke 22:41-42

    03/25/2019 6:49:53 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 3 replies
    Faith Presses On
    "Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven." Matthew 6:10 "And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done." Luke 22:41-42 In these verses, Jesus is instructing us on agreeing with the Father's will. The Lord once gave me a very vivid demonstration of what our human will is like. I had missed a city bus and decided to walk along the route for something to do while waiting...
  • The American Sadducees and the Coming Anti-Christ

    03/25/2019 6:39:01 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 4 replies
    IFB ^ | 3/25/19
    The "American" Sadducees (aka. the Left) are absolutely hell-bent on transforming this country in the "spirit of Anti Christ", which the fulfillment thereof is to come to be very shortly (Dan. 7:25). Our nation was founded on the solid bedrock of Judeo/Christian absolutes and it was these absolutes that once exalted this nation to the forefront as a world leader in freedom. Today more than ever, we can see that these lawless American Sadducees absolutely despise and abhor all ordained moral absolutes, the Bible, Almighty God's RIGHTEOUSNESS and His ETERNAL Person and Character. These abhor, detest and hate with a...
  • I had surgery on March 7, 2019, but it would not have happened except by miracle

    03/25/2019 6:34:58 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 15 replies
    March 25, 2019, 7:30 PM | Patriot777
    The Bible tells us that nothing happens outside the work of Almighty God, for He created everything that we see and do not see, and all things are held together by Him. On a side note, there is an Israeli spacecraft named "Beresheet", which in Hebrew means "beginning", aiming to land on the Moon on April 11, 2019. China has already landed a lunar probe on the dark side of this great light that "rules (gives light to) the Earth" at night according to the first chapter of Genesis. And we all have come to understand that the Moon does...
  • Dozens of US Bishops Approve SSPX Weddings

    03/25/2019 6:29:07 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 3/21/19 | Michael Warren Davis
    If an American diocese granted permission for the Society of St Pius X (SSPX) to celebrate nuptial Masses within their territory, you might assume a reasonably well-informed layman would hear something about it. Yet, unless you read the Archdiocese of New Orleans’s newspaper, it probably slipped your notice. On March 9, the Clarion Herald published an article by Fr Garrett O’Brien announcing that “Archbishop Gregory Aymond approved a new policy for marriages witnessed by SSPX priests in our area.” According to the archdiocese’s newly updated policy manual, SSPX priests “are able to receive the faculty to witness marriages within the...
  • Pastor Mentions ‘Right to Life’ in Prayer Devotion, Gets Banned from Vermont Senate

    03/25/2019 6:24:22 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/21/19 | Nancy Flanders
    March 21, 2019 (Live Action News) — Rev. Rosaire Bisson is the assistant pastor at Christ Community Alliance Church in Barre, Vermont. He also gives devotions before the Vermont Senate as many local religious leaders have done. According to, Bisson spoke about "everyone's right to life" in January, just a week before the State House held a public hearing on Vermont's expansive abortion bill H.57 (which passed in the House and is now in the Senate). Because what he said was deemed to be controversial and political by several senators, Bisson was banned from giving devotions for a full...
  • 'We're in a Very Different Time Now': Montreal Officials Oust Crucifix from City Hall

    03/25/2019 6:19:42 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Montreal, Canada, Mar 21, 2019 / 03:32 pm (CNA).- Montreal’s City Hall doesn’t need Christ, officials have said. A crucifix that has hung on the wall of Montreal’s City Hall since 1937, reminding city officials to let God guide their decisions, will be taken down for a renovation project, never to be put back, local sources have reported. City councilor Laurence Lavigne-Lalonde made the announcement at an executive council meeting this week. “The crucifix was installed during an era that was completely different than the one we live in today,” Lavigne-Lalonde told the council, according to CTV News Montreal. “We...
  • Turkmenistan - A Small Community Founded on the Word of God

    03/25/2019 6:14:58 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Agenzia Fides ^ | 3/16/19
    Ashgabat (Agenzia Fides) - "When I arrived in Turkmenistan, 22 years ago, there were no Catholic faithful. Over time, I saw a community rise before my eyes. Being a witness of this birth was a great grace of God, because it means having participated in a difficult labour but full of hope: we live the experience of the Apostolic Church, which starts from scratch and is based on the strength of the Word of God". This is what Fr. Andrzej Madej, Polish priest of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) and Superior of the Missio sui iuris of Turkmenistan told...
  • Revelation 11:6-10 (The Two Witnesses)

    03/25/2019 5:23:28 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 7 replies
    6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will. 7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. 8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. 9 And they...
  • [Cath Cauc] Bishop forces priest to use table altar instead of high altar for Extraordinary Form

    03/25/2019 3:59:33 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | March 24, 2019 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    ASK FATHER: Bishop forces priest to use table altar instead of high altar for Extraordinary Form From priest…QUAERITUR: Recently my bishop refused to let me celebrate a Solemn High Mass at the high altar of the Church, insisting altar that is used in the Ordinary Form should be used. So I celebrated the Solemn High on that altar, ad orientem, in obedience. [Praiseworthy.] The argument given was that GIRM #303  [Ooops!] says that once a new altar is consecrated the old high altar should no longer be used for offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Secondly the bishop...
  • [Cath Cauc] Disturbing video: Pope Francis refuses to let Catholic faithful kiss his papal ring

    03/25/2019 3:45:29 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 25, 2019 | Diane Montagna
    Disturbing video: Pope Francis refuses to let Catholic faithful kiss his papal ring ROME, March 25, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis today made it clear that he doesn’t want the faithful to kiss his papal ring, repeatedly pulling his hand away from pilgrims who were lined up to greet him reverently during his one-day visit to the Holy House of Loreto. A disturbing video from the Italian news site TGCOM 24 captured the Pope’s insistence that the laity not show him such reverence. Link to video It’s not known why Pope Francis objects to this.  The meaning of the ring...
  • European Court upholds conviction of woman who condemned Muhammad’s marriage to 6-year-old

    03/25/2019 3:21:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Jeanne Smits
    European Court upholds conviction of woman who condemned Muhammad’s marriage to 6-year-old March 25, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — The Austrian courts were right to condemn Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff for having sharply criticized the prophet Muhammad’s marriage with a six-year-old girl, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has implicitly decided. On Tuesday, the jurisdiction in charge of implementing the European Convention on Human Rights, ratified by the 47 member-states of the Council of Europe, refused to refer Sabaditsch-Wolff’s appeal against a Chamber judgment approving the Austrian decision last fall to the Grand Chamber of the Court. The ECHR did not trouble to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] A Woman Wrapped in Silence – A Meditation for the Feast of the Annunciation

    03/25/2019 12:21:50 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-25-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on March 24, 2019March 22, 2019 by Msgr. Charles Pope A Woman Wrapped in Silence – A Meditation for the Feast of the Annunciation In preparation for the Feast of the Annunciation I picked up Jesus of Nazareth, Vol. 3 (The Infancy Narratives), by Pope Emeritus Benedict. I was very moved by a brief reflection that he made on Mary as the Angel Gabriel left her. His remarks consider her faith in a very touching manner.I must say that I have always been moved—and intrigued—by the faith of the Blessed Mother. She is “a woman wrapped in silence,”...
  • Bishop: Pro-abortion Andrew Cuomo excommunicated himself, should not receive Communion

    03/25/2019 10:38:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 03/25/2019 | Lisa Bourne
    Catholic politicians such as New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo who support abortion have removed themselves from communion with the Catholic Church, Bishop Joseph Strickland said recently, and they should not present themselves to receive the Eucharist. Excommunication is a formal declaration by the Church of something that’s already happened, the bishop of Tyler, Texas, said. It’s a technical term, Bishop Strickland explained, but the reality is Cuomo and others like him have expelled themselves. They’re choosing to be out of communion “Andrew Cuomo makes it clear that he doesn’t believe Catholic teaching and therefore he’s ex-communion. He’s out of communion,”...
  • Church fears holding Catholic beliefs may soon be a 'hate crime'

    03/25/2019 9:20:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 03/25/2019
    A "climate of heightened sensitivity" and increasingly broad definitions of 'hate crime' are putting freedom of speech and belief at risk, the Catholic Church in Scotland has warned. The Church said there needed to be "room for debate and a robust exchange of views" as it warned that holding to Catholic beliefs, particularly on marriage or sexuality, may soon be deemed "an attempt to stir up hatred". The warning was made in a submission to the Scottish Government's consultation on hate crimes following a review last year by Lord Bracadale. The consultation, which closed last month, asked members of the...
  • British Government Calls Christianity a Religion of Violence in Rejection of Iranian Asylum Seeker

    03/25/2019 8:41:43 AM PDT · by OddLane · 14 replies
    Acts 17 Apologetics ^ | 3/25/19 | David wood
    In 2016, an Iranian ex-Muslim sent an application to Great Britain for asylum. The man said that he had converted to Christianity after studying the Bible and finding that Christianity is a religion of peace. The British Home Office rejected the application and insisted that the apostate was lying. The Home Office justified their rejection by quoting Bible verses from Exodus, Leviticus, and Revelation that were meant to prove that Christianity is not peaceful and that no one could ever conclude that it is peaceful by reading the Bible. Is there a problem in the British Government? Should Prime Minister...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(3/25/19)[Prayer]

    03/25/2019 7:07:59 AM PDT · by left that other site · 15 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 3/25/19 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (Old Testament) 1 Samuel 22 David at Adullam and Mizpah 22 David left Gath and escaped to the cave of Adullam. When his brothers and his father’s household heard about it, they went down to him there. 2 All those who were in distress or in debt or discontented gathered around him, and he became their commander. About four hundred men were with him. 3 From there David went to Mizpah in Moab and said to the king of Moab, “Would you let my father and mother come and stay with you until I learn what...

    03/25/2019 5:34:51 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 1 replies
    KING JAMES BIBLE | 3/25/2019 | PilgrimsProgress
    “Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness” (Proverbs 25:5 KJV).