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  • Trials' Lessons: Contentment

    05/06/2016 3:38:38 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Considering the reproach of Christ greaterriches than the treasures of Egypt . . .” (Hebrews 11:26). Trials can show that material things are inadequate to meet our deepest needs. We rely every day on material possessions—cars, computers, pagers, telephones, microwaves, radios, and TVs. These familiar conveniences make us feel as though it’s quite a hardship to cope without them. Therefore it’s difficult to avoid the pitfall Jesus warned about in Matthew 6:24, “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will hold to one and despise the other. You...
  • Gaining Spiritual Stability (Peter)

    05/06/2016 3:37:29 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    The twelve apostles included "Simon, who is called Peter" (Matt. 10:2). Jesus can make an impulsive and vacillating Christian as stable as a rock. The first disciple Matthew's gospel names is "Simon, who is called Peter" (Matt. 10:2). He was a fisherman by trade but Jesus called him to be a fisher of men. John 1:40-42 records their first encounter: "One of the two who heard John [the Baptist] speak, and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. He found first his own brother Simon, and . . . brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him, and said, 'You...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (5/6/2016) [Prayer]

    05/05/2016 9:12:35 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 5 replies
    6 May 2016 | NEWwoman
    The Spirit of 1776 | Norman Rockwell 1776 By: David McCullough Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them. Deuteronomy 4:9 (NIV) ----
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-06-16

    05/05/2016 8:54:29 PM PDT · by Salvation · 20 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-06-16 | Revised New American Bible
    May 6, 2016 Friday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 18:9-18 One night while Paul was in Corinth, the Lord said to him in a vision,“Do not be afraid.Go on speaking, and do not be silent, for I am with you.No one will attack and harm you,for I have many people in this city.”He settled there for a year and a halfand taught the word of God among them. But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia,the Jews rose up together against Pauland brought him to the tribunal, saying,“This man is inducing people to worship God contrary...
  • Most Christians DON'T care about the suffering of preborn babies

    05/05/2016 5:44:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    AbolitionistSociety ofTampa ^ | Published on Jul 18, 2015 | AbolitionistSociety ofTampa
    It's a sad, sad reality that most Christians simply don't care about the suffering of preborn babies. See it for yourself in this footage that was captured at the Church of the Brethren 2015 Conference. When will you start being a voice for your preborn neighbors? www.AbolishHumanAbortion.com www.TampaAHA.com VIDEO ONLY ON LINK
  • Pastor Attacked Abolitionist

    05/05/2016 4:34:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    AbolitionistSociety ofTampa ^ | Published on Dec 9, 2015 | AbolitionistSociety ofTampa
    A pastor attacked an abolitionist for exposing the suffering of the preborn at Santafest in Tampa. Why don't pastors use this much aggression to expose and put an end to the suffering of the preborn? www.ChurchRepent.com www.TampaAHA.com VIDEO ONLY ON LINK
  • WinterJam—Worship "pastor" threatens Abolitionist with physical harm

    05/05/2016 3:59:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    AbolitionistSociety ofTampa ^ | AbolitionistSociety ofTampa
    While exposing the truth of baby murder at the Winter Jam concert in Tampa, a worship "pastor" threatens an Abolitionist with physical harm multiple times. VIDEO ONLY ON LINK
  • Birth Control;Separating Sex From Fruitfulness...Gender pt 5

    Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into...
  • Unforgivable? Phil Johnson on Salvation and the Mark of the Beast [Deception in the Church]

    05/05/2016 2:31:51 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 51 replies
    Grace to You ^ | 10/30/2013 | Phil Johnson
    Several years ago in a live Q&A session, someone asked John MacArthur if taking the mark of the Beast during the Great Tribulation would be an unpardonable sin. His answer, in short, was no. Though there is a stern warning against taking the mark of the Beast in Revelation 14, the sin is not categorically said to be unpardonable. (That would contradict Matthew 12:31.) The point of the severe language in Revelation 14 is to make clear what an utterly reprehensible sin it will be to swear an oath of willful loyalty to Antichrist. Someone posted John MacArthur’s reply to...
  • Fr. Frank Pavone Releases New Book on Preaching on Abortion

    05/05/2016 1:10:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    tennesseewatchman.com ^ | May 2, 2016 | Leslie Palma
    NEW YORK — To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the founding of Priests for Life and to highlight its core mission of empowering clergy to be passionate advocates for the unborn, Father Frank Pavone, National Director, has released today his newest book, Proclaiming the Message of Life: Weekly Reflections from the Lectionary (Servant Books, 2016) The book guides clergy –and laity – through the pro-life themes found in the readings of every Sunday of all three liturgical years. Proclaiming the Message of Life provides an overview of the Scriptural, doctrinal and liturgical bases for preaching the pro-life message, presents homily...
  • Chapter 8 of Amoris Laetitia cannot be interpreted in a traditional sense [Catholic Caucus]

    05/05/2016 12:08:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | May 4, 2016 | Father Claude Barthe
    "I honestly do not see how one could interpret Chapter 8 of the Exhortation in the sense of traditional doctrine. It would do violence to the text and wouldn’t respect the intention of the compilers." Father Barthe Chapter 8 of Amoris Laetitia cannot be interpreted in a traditional sense Interview of Roberto de Mattei with Fr. Claude Barthe Father Claude Barthe, theologian, author of works such as La messe, une foręt de symboles, Les romanciers et le catholicisme, and Penser l’ścuménisme autrement was one of the first in France, on April 8, to express on the blog L’Homme nouveau. We...
  • Deceptus laetitia – Part III; The Abuse of Saint Thomas [Catholic Caucus]

    05/05/2016 9:15:07 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | May 3, 2016 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    The reason Amoris laetita (AL)is rightly called a “catastrophe” is summarized in the already infamous paragraph 301, in which Francis announces nothing less than an excuse from culpability for those living in relationships — divorce and “remarriage” and cohabitation — which the Church has constantly reprobated as living in sin. According to Francis, however: “The Church possesses a solid body of reflection concerning mitigating factors and situations. Hence it can no longer simply be said that all those in any “irregular” situation are living in a state of mortal sin and are deprived of sanctifying grace. More is involved here...
  • Deceptus laetitia – Part II [Catholic Caucus]

    05/05/2016 9:10:08 AM PDT · by ebb tide
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | April 27, 2016 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    In my first column in this series on how Amoris laetitia (AL) engages in deceptive arguments and use of sources, I noted AL’s systematic and indeed fraudulent suggestion that in Familiaris consortio John Paul II endorsed a form of “pastoral discernment” that would allow public adulterers living in so-called “second marriages” to receive absolution and Holy Communion in “certain cases,” along with other habitual public sinners of the sexual variety, without any firm purpose of amendment. I also showed how AL literally hides from the reader, throughout 256 pages, John Paul II’s insistence in paragraph 84 of Familiaris, in line...
  • Deceptus laetitia – Part I [Catholic Caucus]

    05/05/2016 9:03:14 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | April 26, 2015 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    A vast amount of critical commentary has already been written about Amoris laetitia (AL), a document the Rorate Caeli blog site rightly summarizes in a single word: “catastrophe.” The focus of this series is suggested by the comment of Carl E. Olson at Catholic World Report (Father Fessio’s publication): “Francis apparently plays a bit fast and loose with some of his arguments and sources.” That’s putting it mildly, although it is remarkable that even a “mainstream” commentator on a “mainstream” Catholic website feels compelled to note the lack of honesty in the document. But it must be said in all...
  • "How do you decide a church is NOT pro-life?" Let's see.....

    05/05/2016 8:19:24 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    SLO Abolish Human Abortion ^ | Published on Dec 9, 2014 | SLO Abolish Human Abortion
    Today in America abortion on demand rages on with hundreds of millions of Christian Church-goers surrounding abortion clinics. What do the churches think? I went to First Pres here in San Luis Obispo, CA to ask them if they knew the abortion clinic was just 5 blocks from their church. Surprisingly not onlt did they know, they said they supported Planned Parenthood and Abortion! (Watch "Peace Peace" to see this exchange: http://youtu.be/pxLiAMExLz0?list=UUt5...) After doing a little research I found out that First Pres SLO is a member of the PCUSA and that they support abortion in almost any case. So...
  • National Day of Prayer - Prayer thread.

    05/05/2016 8:16:13 AM PDT · by metmom · 16 replies
    How to Pray for America Franklin Graham, 1999 & 2010 Honorary Chairman "When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?" —Psalms 11:3 I believe our nation is in trouble today, probably more than I've seen in my lifetime. We are contending with issues that are causing the very foundation of our country to crumble. Our moral and spiritual roots are eroding, the economy is misleading, family life is disintegrating, and political forces are at unprecedented odds. There seem to be very few leaders who will take a stand for God and for His Word. It can be...
  • Peace! Peace! (PSUSA and Abortion)

    05/05/2016 7:41:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    SLO Abolish Human Abortion ^ | Published on Aug 18, 2014 | SLO Abolish Human Abortion
    A few months ago while standing in front of the abortion clinic pleading with folks not to kill there children I looked up and down the street trying to see what those who were entering the clinic could see. To my surprise just above the trees was a red steeple with a white cross on the top. How sad I thought, you can actually see a church from the front of the abortion clinic. Trying not to be cynical and deciding to put the best construction on things I thought, Maybe they don't know there are children being killed here,...
  • A Response to Adam Hamilton’s Recent Post on the Bible and Homosexuality

    05/05/2016 7:35:24 AM PDT · by xzins · 30 replies
    Patheos ^ | April 28, 2016 | Ben Witherington
    Adam Hamilton has once more entered into the fray of making pronouncements about what the Bible does and does not advocate when it comes to same sex sexual activity and same sex marriage, and you can read his post here, http://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/6876/the-bible-homosexuality-and-the-umc-part-one only the first of four such posts leading up to the General Conference in a couple of weeks. My concern is with the misinterpretation of the Bible in this post as well as the misrepresentation of Methodist cultural trends at various points and so once you’ve read what Adam says, then consider the following response. In the first place,...
  • Is It Ever Right to Bend the Law?"

    05/05/2016 7:06:19 AM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-04-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Is It Ever Right to Bend the Law? Msgr. Charles Pope • May 4, 2016 • Our relationship with God’s law is complex and we don’t often get it right. When it comes to God’s law we cannot forget that it is personal. That is, it is given to us by a loving God who wants to save us. Therefore, it is important to know both the law and the lawgiver, who is God.In the Deuteronomic code, each law is often followed by the phrase “I am the Lord.” It is as if the Lord is saying, “This is...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    05/05/2016 6:35:52 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 6 replies
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  • Cardinal Müller: Amoris Laetitia is in Line with Previous Teaching on Communion

    05/05/2016 6:31:57 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 5/4/16 | Staff Reporter
    The cardinal said that if the Pope had wanted to change the discipline, he would have given a full explanationCardinal Gerhard Müller, the head of the Vatican’s doctrinal authority, has said that Pope Francis’s recent document is consistent with previous Church teaching. In a talk to seminarians in Oviedo, Spain, reported by the German newspaper Die Tagespost, Cardinal Müller, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), said that Amoris Laetitia does not say the divorced and remarried can take communion. John Paul II, Benedict XVI and the CDF have all said in the last 35...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(5/5/16)[Prayer]

    05/05/2016 6:29:43 AM PDT · by left that other site · 7 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/5/16 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Peter (The Gospel according to Matthew ) 69 Now Peter was sitting out in the courtyard, and a servant girl came to him. “You also were with Jesus of Galilee,” she said. 70 But he denied it before them all. “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” he said. 71 Then he went out to the gateway, where another servant girl saw him and said to the people there, “This fellow was with Jesus of Nazareth.” 72 He denied it again, with an oath: “I don’t know the man!” 73 After a little...
  • Examining the Clues (Evangelical & Protestant Caucus+Devotional)

    05/05/2016 5:34:59 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 2 replies
    Ligonier.Org ^ | 5/5/2016
    John’s vision in Revelation gives us some clues about what heaven is like. Heaven is charged with the absence of things that are conspicuously present in our earthly environment. What is absent? Some of the missing things include tears, death, sorrow, and pain: “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away” (Rev. 21:4, NIV). Certain types of people will also be absent. No unbelievers, abominable and sexually immoral people, murderers, sorcerers, idolaters, or liars will live in that place....
  • The Priority of Spiritual Unity

    05/05/2016 5:18:35 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "The names of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; and James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax-gatherer; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed Him" (Matt. 10:2-4). Unity in the Spirit is the key to a church’s overall effectiveness. Unity is a crucial element in the life of the church—especially among its leadership. A unified church can accomplish great things for Christ, but disunity can cripple or destroy it. Even...
  • Trials' Lessons: Humility

    05/05/2016 5:17:20 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “To keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to buffet me” (2 Corinthians 12:7). God sometimes uses trials to humble believers. Professional athletics, as a whole, makes up one of the least humble sectors in modern American society. Players with multi-million dollar salaries and extravagant benefits have replaced those who played because they loved their sport and had great community loyalty. One such noble model from the past was Lou Gehrig, the Hall of Fame first baseman with the New York Yankees, whose career ended in 1939 after he...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-05-16, SOL, Ascension of the Lord

    05/04/2016 8:35:23 PM PDT · by Salvation · 48 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-05-16 | Revised New American Bible
    May 5, 2016 Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord Reading 1 Acts 1:1-11 In the first book, Theophilus,I dealt with all that Jesus did and taughtuntil the day he was taken up,after giving instructions through the Holy Spiritto the apostles whom he had chosen.He presented himself alive to themby many proofs after he had suffered,appearing to them during forty daysand speaking about the kingdom of God.While meeting with them,he enjoined them not to depart from Jerusalem,but to wait for “the promise of the Fatherabout which you have heard me speak;for John baptized with water,but in a few days...
  • Scenes from the Orthodox Easter Services (Christ is risen!)

    05/04/2016 6:06:00 PM PDT · by NRx · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 05-03-2016 | Saint Petersburg Theological Academy
    On the night of April 30 to May 1, 2016 the rector, students, staff of the St. Petersburg Theological Academy and the congregation gathered in the academic church of St. John the Evangelist, that together with the entire Orthodox Church to share the greatest joy and jubilation encounter with the Risen Savior.
  • AHA on the phone with LifeChurch.TV

    05/04/2016 6:01:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Abolish Human Abortion ^ | Published on Jun 24, 2013 | Abolish Human Abortion
    Director of the Abolitionist Society of Oklahoma talk with LifeChurch.tv staff LifeGroups staff member about their ministry opportunities regarding abortion and crisis pregnancy situations. Abolitionist discusses LifeChurch.tv's position on abortion, whether they preach against it as Sin, whether they bring the Gospel into conflict with it, or practice any kind of local church discipline regarding those who abort their children, or those who believe that people ought to have a right to murder their children, image bearers of God, and the neighbors we have been commanded to love as ourselves. We didn't actually expect the phone call to be anything...
  • WHAT KIND OF DISCIPLES IS LIFECHURCH.TV MAKING? WATCH AND SEE

    05/04/2016 5:40:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Abolish Human Abortion ^ | Published on Sep 9, 2014 | Abolish Human Abortion
    WHAT KIND OF DISCIPLES IS LIFECHURCH.TV MAKING? WATCH AND SEE Yet again a member of LifeChurch.TV shows up to the abortion clinic because of sin and in justification of their sin appeal to all kinds of un-Christian reasoning. LifeChurch.TV, this is your fruit. VIDEO ONLY ON LINK
  • Trials' Lessons: Faith

    05/04/2016 4:47:19 PM PDT · by metmom
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac; and he who had received the promises was offering up his only begotten son” (Hebrews 11:17). The main reason God allows trials in the lives of Christians is to test the strength of their faith. The memorable example in Genesis 22 of Abraham’s testing is perhaps the severest trial any human being has ever faced. When God told Abraham to offer his only son Isaac as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of Moriah (Gen. 22:1-2), Abraham no doubt was stunned. In terms of God’s nature, His plan...
  • Chosen to be Sent

    05/04/2016 4:46:16 PM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Having summoned His twelve disciples, [Jesus] gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every kind of disease and every kind of sickness. Now the names of the twelve apostles were these" (Matt. 10:1-2). Every disciple must also be a discipler. Have you ever met someone who constantly absorbs what the church has to offer, yet never seems to plug into a ministry where he can give to others? I've met many people like that. Some have attended church for many years, and have even taken evangelism and other special training classes. But they never...
  • Pope Francis to Muslims: "We Are Brothers"

    05/04/2016 4:33:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 89 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | May 4, 2016 | Giuseppe Nardi
    The Catholic Church leader called for "building" the Christian-Islamic dialogue with patience: "The work that they do, is a work of building." The Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies, was the initiator of the letter of 138 Muslim representatives in 2007. It was written in response to the famous Regensburg speech of Benedict XVI. Pope Francis: "In a meeting like this dialogue is the operative word. And dialogue means to come out - with the word and with yourself. To say his word and hear the word of the other. Two words come together there, two thoughts. This is the first...
  • Trans Sexuality is Gnostic to the core...Gender 4

    For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;(Romans 1:25-27)We live in baffling times. The very...
  • Televangelist Paula White Hawks Resurrection Life for $1144 "Seed"

    05/04/2016 2:22:04 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 62 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Leonardo Blair | April 19 2016
    Longtime televangelist and senior Pastor of New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Florida, Paula White offered her followers an Easter Sunday deliverance from a spiritual death sentence for a $1,144 "resurrection seed" she says was set by God. Preaching the story of Lazarus who Jesus resurrected from the dead in John 11:38-44, White promised believers in a video appeal that if they would sow the seed and have faith, she believed deliverance would come. "I don't know what is dead. I don't know what the enemy sent a death to. I don't know what decision that caused death to come...
  • Cardinal Müller: Communion Remains Off-Limits for “Remarried” [Catholic Caucus]

    05/04/2016 2:18:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | May 4, 2016 | Maike Hickson
    News is now spreading about Cardinal Gerhard Müller’s varied remarks on marriage, as well as on the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia itself, during his trip to Spain at the beginning of May. As the Spanish website Infocatolica.com now reports, Cardinal Müller spoke at a presentation of his new book on hope at the Francisco de Vitoria University in Madrid, Spain, where he affirmed and confirmed the traditional view of marriage and the “impossibility” of changing that clear doctrine. “It is not possible to live in God’s grace while living in a sinful situation,” he said, and continued by saying that...
  • How should I talk about Religion with my Jehovah Witness sister? Vanity.

    05/04/2016 12:46:01 PM PDT · by Zeneta · 93 replies
    Me | 5/04/2016 | Vanity
    How should I talk about Religion with my Jehovah Witness sister? I love my slightly older sister but I think/know she's gone nuts with her adherence to the Jehovah's Witnesses. While I rarely talk or see her, we are deeply connected, most objective people would say we are estranged. I can't go that far. Regardless of circumstance, we have always been able to connect. She has always been an "All or nothing" person, believing virtually anything and everything. While in school she excelled in math and computer programing but ran off to the Colorado Mountains to be a Ski Bunny...
  • Popular Megachurch Pastors to Host Faith-Based Talk Show 'The Preachers' on Fox This Summer

    05/04/2016 12:38:03 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 12 replies
    Chriatian Post ^ | May 3, 2016| | LEONARDO BLAIR
    Four popular megachurch pastors are promising to bring an interesting combination of hope, comedy and honesty in a new faith-based talk show to be tested on FOX this summer called "The Preachers." "The Preachers" will be hosted by John Gray, an associate pastor at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas; E. Dewey Smith Jr., senior pastor at The House of Hope Atlanta and The House of Hope Macon; Orrick Quick, pastor and founder of God Seekers Church in High Point, North Carolina, and Jamal Bryant, pastor and founder of Empowerment Temple AME Church in Baltimore, Maryland. Asked in an interview with...
  • Unraveling the Mystery (Protestant&Evangelical Devotional and Caucus)

    05/04/2016 12:31:57 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 1 replies
    Ligonier.Org ^ | 5/4/2016
    The place we will occupy in the future will be similar to places we occupy now, but there will also be differences. The heavenly place will be a place of manifest glory. Our bodies will have continuity with our present bodies. There will also be discontinuity. Our new bodies are shrouded in mystery—we see through the glass darkly. Yet we receive hints about our glorified bodies by comparisons with Jesus, as well as by His words that we will be “like the angels” (Matt. 22:30). Paul gives further hints: After discussing various kinds of bodies we experience on this planet,...
  • 4 Reasons Why Every Christian Should be Pro-Life on Abortion

    05/04/2016 12:20:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | May 3 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Lately, a number of abortion activists have been claiming that their faith is the reason they support abortion. Abortionist Willie Parker calls his deadly practice a “ministry,” saying Christianity inspires him to help pregnant women who are struggling. Abortionist-in-training Carolyn Payne says Christianity led her to believe that doing abortions “is one of the most meaningful ways I feel I can contribute to making the world a more fair and equal place for women.” Equality and compassion toward the suffering are key aspects of Christianity, but abortion supporters who call themselves Christians limit these values, refusing to extend them to...
  • 2 Investigators: Pastor Says Chicago Cops Beat Her During Road Rage Incident

    05/04/2016 11:03:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | April 28, 2016 | By Dave Savini
    CBS) — A woman with two small children in her car tried to pull into her driveway. That simple task ended with Chicago police officers pointing a gun to her head and charging her with attempted murder. CBS 2’s Dave Savini has police video, the 9-1-1 calls and complaints against these officers. In 2013, Rev. Catherine Brown found herself in a violent struggle with Chicago police, which was caught on squad car cameras. It began when Brown was driving down her alley heading to her driveway. Around a bend she says she saw a squad car speeding towards her without...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(5/4/16)[Prayer]

    05/04/2016 8:35:49 AM PDT · by left that other site · 11 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/4/16 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm 22 David sang to the Lord the words of this song when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. 2 He said: “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; 3     my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,     my shield[a] and the horn[b] of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior—     from violent people you save me. 4 “I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise,     and have been saved from my...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(5/4/16)[Prayer]

    05/04/2016 8:20:58 AM PDT · by left that other site · 13 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/4/16 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Peter (The Gospel according to Mark ) 66 While Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant girls of the high priest came by. 67 When she saw Peter warming himself, she looked closely at him. “You also were with that Nazarene, Jesus,” she said. 68 But he denied it. “I don’t know or understand what you’re talking about,” he said, and went out into the entryway.[a] 69 When the servant girl saw him there, she said again to those standing around, “This fellow is one of them.” 70 Again he...
  • Does the Bible Really Predict an Antichrist Who Will Wreak Worldwide Havoc During the End Times?

    05/04/2016 8:15:57 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 54 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Billy Hallowell
    I found it curious that THIS is what the Blaze has on its front page the day after Indiana. If anyone was wondering Glenn Beck's next move... Link only.
  • Some Things You May Not Know About Vivaldi

    05/04/2016 7:51:39 AM PDT · by Salvation · 25 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-04-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Some Things You May Not Know About Vivaldi Msgr. Charles Pope • May 3, 2016 • One of my favorite composers is Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741). While I love his secular pieces (such as The Four Seasons), I am especially fond of his Church music. It is so light, bright, and tuneful! Vivaldi loved to go up and down the musical scale, varying the theme a half step at a time.Ah, Vivaldi, he’s right up there with Handel, Bach, and Mozart! I consider him to be an especially Catholic treasure given his large body of sacred Latin liturgical music.Here are...
  • New Vatican Magazine Criticises Church for 'Ignoring Role of Women'

    05/04/2016 5:46:45 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The Tablet (UK) ^ | 5/3/16 | Christopher Lamb
    The magazine, which launched today, started as a monthly section in the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore RomanoThe Church has ignored the female contribution to Catholic culture in recent years, according to an editorial in a new women’s magazine published by the Vatican’s semi-official newspaper. Lucetta Scaraffia, the co-ordinator of Women-Church-World, the new monthly magazine published by L’Osservatore Romano, said that a “hidden revolution” had taken place during the last century with women making an increasingly important contribution to the intellectual life of Catholicism. But this, she explained, had been “almost ignored” by the Church even though it had intensified in the...
  • Police Charge Bishop was Kidnapped, Beaten by His Own Priests

    05/04/2016 5:42:13 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Crux ^ | 5/3/16 | Nirmala Carvalho
    MUMBAI – Police in India on Monday arrested 14 people for the kidnapping and beating of a Catholic bishop on April 25, including three of the bishop’s own priests, at least one of whom is believed to have been upset that he was recently denied a requested position in the diocese. The main culprit charged in the arrest is Father Raja Reddy from Jammalamadugu, located in the diocese of Cuddapah in southern India, which is led by Bishop Prasad Gallela, 54, who is currently recovering from injuries sustained in the kidnapping. Sources told Crux that Raja Reddy had requested the...
  • Europe's Bishops Call Unified Line on Refugee Crisis 'Impossible'

    05/04/2016 5:38:00 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Crux ^ | 5/3/16 | Ines San Martin
    ROME— Despite Pope Francis’ repeated calls for a comprehensive Catholic response to the European refugee crisis, Europe’s bishops declared Tuesday they don’t have a common line, arguing that the differing realities of each country makes a uniform response impossible. “We have talked long about migration, but the problem can’t be explained in a three-line statement,” said Hungarian Cardinal Péter Erdő of Budapest, Hungary, President of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences. When asked about walls being built around several countries, including Hungary, Erdő didn’t give a resounding “no,” saying that those who are doing so are building “wire fences” with...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-04-16

    05/03/2016 9:00:18 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-04-16 | Revised New American Bible
    May 4, 2016 Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 17:15, 22—18:1 After Paul’s escorts had taken him to Athens,they came away with instructions for Silas and Timothyto join him as soon as possible. Then Paul stood up at the Areopagus and said:“You Athenians, I see that in every respectyou are very religious.For as I walked around looking carefully at your shrines,I even discovered an altar inscribed, ‘To an Unknown God.’What therefore you unknowingly worship, I proclaim to you.The God who made the world and all that is in it,the Lord of heaven and earth,does not...
  • The Real Sexual Revolution...gender pt 3

    And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.(Genesis 2:23-25)For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman,...
  • Strong Warnings from the Founders and Early American Leaders for America

    05/03/2016 8:03:03 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 4 replies
    Dear Friends, One of the most remarkable observations in the study of history is the caution and warnings that are always given by Founders of great civilizations. It seems that those who lay foundations for great civilizations are quite aware of the seeds of pride, selfishness, and contention in human nature which over time usually begin to manifest themselves in society--even good societies. These Founders, realizing the tendency of human nature to degenerate, have always closed their public ministries with solemn warnings of the dire consequences of departing from the lofty ideals they established. Moses gave the children of Israel...