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  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(8/31/16)[Prayer]

    08/31/2016 8:11:22 AM PDT · by left that other site · 9 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/31/16 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible John (Revelation 18) Lament Over Fallen Babylon 18 After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven. He had great authority, and the earth was illuminated by his splendor. 2 With a mighty voice he shouted: “‘Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!’[a]     She has become a dwelling for demons and a haunt for every impure spirit,     a haunt for every unclean bird,     a haunt for every unclean and detestable animal. 3 For all the nations have drunk     the maddening wine of her adulteries. The kings of the earth committed adultery...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(8/31/16)[Prayer]

    08/31/2016 8:04:35 AM PDT · by left that other site · 7 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/31/16 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm Psalm 107:28-30  Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad that the waters were quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven.
  • Living in God’s Kingdom (Protestant/Evangelical Caucus and Devotional)

    08/31/2016 6:51:33 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 2 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 8/31/2016
    The people of God are always pilgrims. We are always living in exile if we are living in the kingdom of God. We may respectfully serve the magistrates of this world. We may obey their proper commands. Nehemiah honored the king and prayed for him. He was diligent to give civil obedience where possible without compromising the commands of God. He sought, as the apostle Paul did, to live at peace with all men. There are always pagans like Sanballat the Horonite or Demetrius of Ephesus who seek the destruction of the work of God. Neither Paul nor Nehemiah responded...
  • Day 17 - Novena for Our Nation

    08/31/2016 6:50:12 AM PDT · by JPII Be Not Afraid · 3 replies
    Novena for Our Nation ^ | Aug, 31, 2016 | Fr Stephen Imbarrato
    DAY 17 – VIRGIN MOST RENOWNED, PRAY THAT WE RECEIVE THE FRUIT OF JOY GOD’S WORD “You have made known to me the ways of life; you will fill me with joy by your presence. At your right hand are delights, even to the end.” (Psalm 16:11) “His lord said to him: ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. Since you have been faithful over a few things, I will appoint you over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’” (Matthew 25:21) HEROES’ WORDS “Joy is a net of love by which we catch souls.” -Mother Teresa “Joy is...
  • The Lord Must Follow the Preacher – A Reminder of Where Preaching Really Gets Its Power

    08/31/2016 6:21:31 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-30-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Lord Must Follow the Preacher – A Reminder of Where Preaching Really Gets Its Power Msgr. Charles Pope • August 30, 2016 • In the first reading from today’s Mass (Wednesday of the 22nd Week) St. Paul warns that the faithful should not esteem the preacher too highly. Esteem the Lord, who was able to speak through Balaam’s donkey. If God can use a donkey to preach, then one should not be too enamored of the particular human instrument the Lord uses to preach.Pope St. Gregory taught that the preacher goes ahead of the Lord, announcing Him, as...
  • Rejecting the World

    08/31/2016 5:59:56 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Do not love the world, nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him" (1 John 2:15). The world is opposed to everything God stands for. Loving the world begins with thinking that God doesn't know what's best for you and is trying to cheat you out of something you deserve. That thought soon blossoms into a willingness to disregard God's warnings altogether and take whatever Satan has to offer. Love of the world started in the Garden of Eden and continues to this day. Genesis 3:6 says, "When...
  • Seeking God's Kingdom

    08/31/2016 5:59:24 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “‘. . . All these things shall be added to you’” (Matthew 6:33). God will provide for those who seek what is eternal. What did Jesus mean when He said we are to seek God’s kingdom first? It means our top priority in life should be to seek what is eternal. That was the priority for the apostle Paul. In Acts 20 he was ready to leave for Jerusalem to defend the faith, not knowing if he might be put in prison or lose his life. The prospect of persecution did not deter him, for he said, “I do not...
  • DONALD TRUMP/MIKE PENCE PRAYER VIGIL 8/31/16 [Prayer]

    08/30/2016 11:53:59 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 34 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 8/31/2016 | Self
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for Presidential candidate DONALD TRUMP and Vice Presidential candidate MIKE PENCE. 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.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-31-16

    08/30/2016 8:19:59 PM PDT · by Salvation · 26 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-31-16 | Revised New American Bible
    August 31, 2016 Wednesday of the Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 1 Cor 3:1-9 Brothers and sisters, I could not talk to you as spiritual people,but as fleshly people, as infants in Christ.I fed you milk, not solid food,because you were unable to take it.Indeed, you are still not able, even now,for you are still of the flesh.While there is jealousy and rivalry among you,are you not of the flesh, and walking according to the manner of man?Whenever someone says, “I belong to Paul,” and another,“I belong to Apollos,” are you not merely men? What is Apollos,...
  • Spanish diocese reprimands priest for blessing gay couple’s ‘marriage’, considers punitive measures

    08/30/2016 6:54:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 30. 2016
    August 30, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — A Spanish priest who carried out a marriage-like “blessing” of a homosexual couple after the registration of their civil “marriage” last week has been reprimanded by his diocese and apologized, according to chancery officials. The diocese of Segorbe-Castellón in the Spanish province of Valencia issued a statement noting that the actions of Fr. José García, who conducted the ceremony on July 30, “gravely contradict” the teachings of the Catholic Church on the immorality of homosexual behavior. “Regarding the equalization of homosexual unions with marriage or of actions that could be understood in that way,...
  • Benedict’s bombshell goes all but unnoticed [Catholic Caucus]

    08/30/2016 6:28:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    AKA Catholic ^ | August 29, 2016 | Louie Verrecchio
    Benedict’s bombshell goes all but unnoticed Benedictus ContemplatusIf it happens that the Roman Pontiff resigns his office, it is required for validity that the resignation is made freely and properly manifested but not that it is accepted by anyone. (1983 Code of Canon Law, Canon 332 §2) Note well that two things are “required” in order for a papal resignation to be valid; it must be both “made freely” and “properly manifested.” Let’s talk about the latter first. How might a papal resignation be properly manifested? First and foremost, it is manifested by way of declaration or published statement; i.e.,...
  • Hungary's Orbán Tells Pope Francis of Pledge to Tackle Persecution of Christians

    08/30/2016 6:21:51 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 8/30/16
    (Vatican Radio) Officials say Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has met Pope Francis after he pledged that his nation wants to tackle the persecution of Christians at a time when Europe faces a massive refugee crisis. The Hungarian government's international press office confirmed to Vatican Radio that Orbán met the Pope last weekend on the sidelines of the annual International Catholic Legislators Network meeting. That gathering, held in Frascati, near Rome, was described as the "largest forum for Christian heads of government". Sunday's private audience came as Europe faces a massive refugee crisis. Orbán said last week that Hungary plans...
  • Chaldean Patriarch Calls Upon Muslims to Repudiate ISIS

    08/30/2016 6:09:34 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The head of the Chaldean Catholic Church, an Eastern Catholic church in full communion with the Holy See, has called upon “Muslims and non-Muslim people of good will” to repudiate the Islamic State, which currently controls approximately 15% of Iraq and 30% of Syria. “We know that the majority of Muslims are neutral, unbiased, open-minded and willing to work hard for the benefit of their countries and their fellow citizens,” Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako said in a message posted on the patriarchate’s website. “Their initiative should be a united and strong stance, with which they can together stop the...
  • Card. Burke: ‘Highly Questionable’ to Say Islam Worships Christian God and is Therefore Peaceful

    08/30/2016 6:05:46 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 8/30/16 | Claire Chretien
    ROME, Italy, August 30, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — It is “highly questionable” to say Catholics and Muslims worship the same God and Islam is a religion of peace, Cardinal Raymond Burke said on a call with reporters Monday. Burke, an American, is the former Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, the Vatican’s highest court. He is now the patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. Burke was speaking to the media about Hope for the World: To Unite All Things in Christ, a newly-published book-length interview with French journalist Guillaume d’Alançon in which the prelate weighs in on a host of...
  • What The Appointment of the New High Priest Portends

    Those aware of the biblical prophecies, have been stunned by the recent announcement by the Great Sanhedrin of Israel, of the selection of Israel’s first High Priest in nearly two thousand years. The Great Sanhedrin, an assembly of elders of the nation, spoken of in the account of the trial of Jesus in the Gospel of John 11:45-57, went out of existence in 385 AD and has only recently been revived. The Sanhedrin has written letters to the U.N. in the name of the God of Israel and of the Bible, such as this warning delivered in the days of...
  • Soros Paid Leftist Groups to Silence Pope on Abortion and Marriage

    08/30/2016 10:45:33 AM PDT · by detective · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 29, 2016 | Austin Ruse
    Newly released documents from Wikileaks have exposed the efforts of hard-left billionaire George Soros to make Pope Francis quiet down on social issues like abortion and man-woman marriage and make income equality and global warming the centerpiece of his visit last year to the U.S. The documents show how these wealthy groups worked closely with the Pope’s closest advisers including two U.S. Bishops and one Latin American Cardinal. The plan was first advanced at a board meeting of Soros’s Open Society U.S. Programs Board in May, 2015, where the radical group boasts of direct influence with Pope Francis. At that...
  • PROPHECY UPDATE AUG 28, 2016 - STRONG EARTHQUAKE IN ITALY (video)

    08/30/2016 8:19:30 AM PDT · by Lera · 16 replies
    Calvary Chapel Melbourne Australia ^ | 8/28/16 | Pastor Andrew Russell
    The UN will have their General Assembly Meeting in Sept 2016 and there will be an international discussion on the Israel-Palestinian peace process .... Democrats in the USA have become openly opposed to Israel .... the new world order globalisation will increase migration pressures and will try to push people toward this process .... 267 people died in the earthquake in Italy and there have been over a thousand aftershocks in this area .... French national screaming 'Allahu Akbar' stabs British woman to death in Townsville, Australia .... microchip implants can unlock doors and replace passwords for computers .... the...
  • The Critical Danger of Unbelief

    08/30/2016 8:04:03 AM PDT · by Salvation · 48 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-29-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Critical Danger of Unbelief Msgr. Charles Pope • August 29, 2016 • Moses Breaking the Tablets of the Law (1659) by RembrandtI had an interesting discussion with Matt Hadro on EWTN’s “Morning Glory” radio show about the rising number of “nones” in our country. When asked for their religious affiliation, “nones” do not identify themselves as atheists or agnostics, but rather check the “none” box. They tend to be dismissive of “organized” religion and generally believe that it is acceptable to construct a purely personal religious view and understanding of God.Indeed, we live in times when many people...
  • DONALD TRUMP/MIKE PENCE PRAYER VIGIL 8/29/16 [Prayer]

    08/30/2016 7:34:31 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 25 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 8/30/2016 | Self
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for Presidential candidate DONALD TRUMP and Vice Presidential candidate MIKE PENCE. 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.
  • Day 16 - 54 Day Novena for Our Nation (Catholic Caucus)

    08/30/2016 7:24:09 AM PDT · by JPII Be Not Afraid · 1 replies
    Novena for Our Nation ^ | Aug, 29, 2016 | Fr Stephen Imbarrato
    DAY 16 – VIRGIN MOST VENERABLE, PRAY THAT WE RECEIVE THE FRUIT OF CHARITY! GOD’S WORD “God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.” (1 John 4:16) HEROES’ WORDS “Our hearts were made for you, O Lord, and they are restless until they rest in you.” -St. Augustine “The fruits of charity are joy, peace, and mercy; charity demands beneficence and fraternal correction; it is benevolence; it fosters reciprocity and remains disinterested and generous; it is friendship and communion: Love is itself the fulfillment of all our works. There is the goal; that is...
  • Cardinal Burke stands firmly behind Cardinal Sarah’s call for ‘ad orientem’ worship

    08/30/2016 7:17:46 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 7 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 29, 2016 | Lisa Bourne
    ROME, Italy, August 29, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Raymond Burke has given a strong endorsement of Cardinal Robert Sarah’s recent encouragement for priests to begin celebrating Mass in accord with the ancient posture that recognizes God as the center of the liturgy. Cardinal Burke said he is in total agreement with Cardinal Sarah’s recent request for priests to celebrate Mass ad orientem, or facing the Lord, because when a priest celebrates Mass, he is acting in the person of Christ and the focus should be on God. Ad orientem, Latin for “to the East,” refers in liturgy to when the...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(8/30/16)[Prayer]

    08/30/2016 6:48:34 AM PDT · by left that other site · 25 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/30/16 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible John (Revelation 17) Babylon, the Prostitute on the Beast 17 One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits by many waters. 2 With her the kings of the earth committed adultery, and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.” 3 Then the angel carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered...
  • Confronting Paganism (Protestant/Evangelical Devotional and Caucus)

    08/30/2016 5:30:12 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 7 replies
    Ligonier.Org ^ | 8/30/2016
    Nehemiah served in a pagan government as a believer in God. He was humble and respectful to the king, but proper fear of his king did not stop him from acting to save his people. He prayed to God and made a request of the king, asking for permission to go to Jerusalem to rebuild it. He also asked for letters that he might present to various governors for safe conduct, and even a grant for building materials. Not all the pagan governors were sanguine toward Nehemiah and his plans. Indeed, some were fiercely resistant to them. When Sanballat the...
  • Jahweh Your Average Pagan Divinity

    08/30/2016 5:21:53 AM PDT · by truthxchange · 9 replies
    www.truthXchange.com ^ | 8-29-2016 | Dr. Peter Jones
    Those in the newspaper business do what it takes to sell papers, even if that means claiming that the God of the Bible is “transgender,” like the pagan gods of old. Such is the theory of a New York Times article by Rabbi Mark Sameth, “Is God Transgender?” (Aug 12, 2016). Sameth claims that the Hebrew Bible, “when read in its original language, offers a highly elastic view of gender….In Genesis 3:12, Eve is referred to as ‘he.’ In Genesis 9:21, after the flood, Noah repairs to ‘her’ tent. Genesis 1:27 refers to Adam as ‘them.’” These minor textual oddities...
  • The Love God Hates

    08/30/2016 2:25:38 AM PDT · by metmom · 31 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Do not love the world, nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. And the world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God abides forever" (1 John 2:15-17). If you love the world, you’re engaging in a love God hates. Satan, from the very beginning...
  • Living One Day at a Time

    08/30/2016 2:25:11 AM PDT · by metmom · 3 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “‘Do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own’” (Matthew 6:34). The believer is not to worry about his future. British pastor Martyn Lloyd-Jones said, “Although it is very right to think about the future, it is very wrong to be controlled by it.” He was right, because worry is a tremendous force that will endeavor to defeat you. It will try to destroy you today by making you upset and anxious. But if it loses today, it will take you into the future until it finds something to...
  • Prayer for Our American Heroes and Our Nation

    08/30/2016 2:15:37 AM PDT · by Jeanbl · 10 replies
    August 30, 2016 | Jeanbl
    When one of them saw that he was healed, he came back. He praised God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked Him . . . Jesus asked, “Weren’t all ten healed? Where are the other nine? Didn’t anyone else return and give praise to God . . . Then Jesus said to him, “Get up and go. Your faith has healed you.” Luke 17:15-19
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-30-16

    08/29/2016 9:30:00 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-30-16 | Revised New American Bible
    August 30, 2016 Tuesday of the Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 1 Cor 2:10b-16 Brothers and sisters:The Spirit scrutinizes everything, even the depths of God.Among men, who knows what pertains to the manexcept his spirit that is within?Similarly, no one knows what pertains to God except the Spirit of God.We have not received the spirit of the worldbut the Spirit who is from God,so that we may understand the things freely given us by God.And we speak about them not with words taught by human wisdom,but with words taught by the Spirit,describing spiritual realities in spiritual terms....
  • The Significance Of Erdogan...Turkey's significance pt 5

    Ever since 1918, at the end of the First World War, the Western world has been in a period of respite, whether we recognize it or not, from the predations of a ravenous Empire which menaced the West for 400 years. We who have been born and raised in this post Ottoman period for the most part don’t even know that a little more than a hundred years ago, all of the West had to deal with a powerful and avaricious Sunni menace, which altered world trade routes, controlled the entire Middle East including the Holy Land, and encroached deep...
  • Deaconesses: This is Not That

    08/29/2016 8:11:40 PM PDT · by NRx · 4 replies
    No Other Foundation ^ | 08-26-2016 | Fr. Lawrence Farley
    It seems to me that self-described Christian Feminism is becoming increasingly shrill (I was struck by this when reading recently some feminist commentaries on the Song of Solomon). Orthodox Feminists, however, seems to offer a kinder, gentler feminism (the works of Eva Topping being a famous exception), perhaps because of being anchored in Scripture and the Fathers. Bluntly put, Orthodox feminists cannot easily say, “To hell with St. Paul and the Fathers” and dismiss them as a bunch of misogynistic wretches in the same way as other feminists can who feel themselves unencumbered by the weight of Holy Tradition. An...
  • Serbian Orthodox Bishop Speaks on Sexual Perversion

    08/29/2016 7:25:41 PM PDT · by NRx · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 08-20-2016 | Orthodox Church
    Amfilohije (Amphilochius), Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral condemns society's affirmation of sexual perversion. Caution: Strong language.
  • Prayer Request for my Neighbor

    08/29/2016 6:42:46 PM PDT · by Salvation · 26 replies
    Freepmail ^ | 08-28-16 | dsc
    From dsc | 08/28/2016 6:09:43 PM PDT replied My friend and next-door neighbor “J” was found dead this morning. He was a fallen-away Catholic, but I would like to request prayers for the repose of his soul. It seems to be natural causes, but I don’t think there’s a coroner’s report yet.
  • Pope Emeritus Benedict’s Ongoing Support of the Francis Papacy

    08/29/2016 5:35:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    OnePeter5 ^ | 8/29/16 | Maike Hickson
    Last week saw yet another instance of Pope Emeritus Benedict giving an interview and insisting upon his unconditional support of Pope Francis and his work. EWTN reported on 28 August 2016 about this new statement of the former pope as follows: Speaking about Pope Francis, Benedict said that obedience to his successor “was never in discussion,” but that since Francis’ election, a feeling of “deep communion and friendship” has arisen between the two. “At the moment of his election I experienced, as many, a spontaneous feeling of gratitude toward Providence,” he said, explaining that after having two Pope’s [sic] from...
  • Completely Renovated Saint Peter's Prison in Rome Opens to the Public

    08/29/2016 5:25:48 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Rome Reports ^ | 8/23/16
    Saint Peter's Prison, also known as the "Carcere Mamertino," will open its doors to the public as one of the most historic places in the world for Christians. Millions of pilgrims visiting Rome can admire frescoes and ancient structures with a digitized guide. Through tablets, one can listen to the history of the prison and learn about the process of its excavation and restoration. Architecture and archeology experts have devoted one year to the restorations. It has been a great responsibility for all those who have worked on it. The prison, one of the most ancient in the world, lies...
  • Church of England Parishes Consider First Step to Break Away Over Sexuality

    08/29/2016 5:19:31 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8/28/16 | John Bingham
    A group of parishes is preparing what could be the first step towards a formal split in the Church of England over issues such as homosexuality, with the creation of a new “shadow synod” vowing to uphold traditional teaching. Representatives of almost a dozen congregations in the Home Counties are due to gather in a church hall in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, later this week for the first session of what they say could eventually develop into an alternative Anglican church in England. Organisers, drawn from the conservative evangelical wing of Anglicanism, say they have no immediate plans to break away...
  • The Red Horse Is Riding...Revelation 4-7 pt 13

    And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.(Revelation 6:3-4)In John’s vision of the throne room of God, a drama unfolds which is of universal significance. The One who sits upon the throne holds a book in his hand. The book is the Word of the consummation of the plan of God to...
  • Failed Suicide Attack at Indonesian Church; Priest Injured

    08/29/2016 3:15:33 PM PDT · by detective · 1 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | August 29, 2016
    A failed suicide-bombing at a church in Indonesia by a teenage jihadi resulted in an injury to the priest in the western island of Sumantra Sunday. During Sunday mass at the St. Joseph Cathholic church in Medan, a young man who was carrying an Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) flag, pretended to be attending the service when he detonated a home-made explosive device in his backpack. With the pack only smoldering, the man charged the priest with an axe, wounding Father Albert Pandiangan slightly in the hand before he was detained. Upon questioning, the man reported that he was not working alone....
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    08/29/2016 11:59:48 AM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 7 replies
    8-29-16 | Kitty Mittens
    Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord (Ps.33:12)
  • Is There Such a Thing as Pure Evil? Here's What St. Thomas Says

    08/29/2016 7:54:32 AM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-28-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Is There Such a Thing as Pure Evil? Here’s What St. Thomas Says. Msgr. Charles Pope • August 28, 2016 • We human beings are inclined to thinking categorically and absolutely. But not all (or even most) categories are absolute. Is there such a thing as absolute goodness, with no error admixed? Yes, most assuredly. God is so, as are the saints He has perfected in Heaven. But is there such a thing as absolute evil, in which there is no admixture of goodness? St. Thomas Aquinas and others say that there is not.On one level, this is because...
  • Day 15 - 54 Day Novena for Our Nation

    08/29/2016 7:51:33 AM PDT · by JPII Be Not Afraid · 1 replies
    Novena for Our Nation ^ | Aug, 29, 2016 | Fr Stephen Imbarrato
    DAY 15, NOVENA FOR OUR NATION – FEAR OF THE LORD Richard Heilman 0 Comment DAY 15 – VIRGIN MOST PRUDENT, PRAY THAT WE RECEIVE THE GIFT OF FEAR OF THE LORD! GOD’S WORD “Serve the Lord in fear, and exult in him with trembling.” (Psalm 2:11) “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of holiness is prudence.” (Proverbs 9:10) “His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation.” (Luke 1:50) HEROES’ WORDS “For I have learnt for a fact that nothing so effectively obtains, retains, and regains grace, as that we...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(8/29/16)[Prayer]

    08/29/2016 7:49:10 AM PDT · by left that other site · 19 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/29/16 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible John (Revelation 16) The Seven Bowls of God’s Wrath 16 Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, “Go, pour out the seven bowls of God’s wrath on the earth.” 2 The first angel went and poured out his bowl on the land, and ugly, festering sores broke out on the people who had the mark of the beast and worshiped its image. 3 The second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it turned into blood like that of a dead person,...
  • Living in Exile (Evangelical/Protestant Caucus and Devotional)

    08/29/2016 6:54:26 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 1 replies
    Ligonier.Org ^ | 8/29/2016
    We look to Nehemiah for clues to guide our own pilgrimage in difficult times. Nehemiah was grief-stricken by the news of the condition of Jerusalem. The walls were broken down and the gates burned with fire. His first emotion over the sad loss of his heritage was grief. It was not bitterness or anger. Nehemiah wept and mourned as Jesus would later weep over the same city. In his grief, Nehemiah moved to the next step, prayer and fasting. His prayer was first of all a prayer of adoration for the majestic awe of God and for His faithfulness to...
  • DONALD TRUMP/MIKE PENCE PRAYER VIGIL 8/29/16 [Prayer]

    08/29/2016 5:19:33 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 23 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 8/29/2016 | Self
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for Presidential candidate DONALD TRUMP and Vice Presidential candidate MIKE PENCE. 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.
  • Seven Things God Hates

    08/29/2016 12:50:41 AM PDT · by metmom · 26 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "There are six things which the Lord hates, yes, seven which are an abomination to Him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that run rapidly to evil, a false witness who utters lies, and one who spreads strife among brothers" (Prov. 6:16-19). God is clear about the things that displease Him. God hates sin in any form, but Proverbs 6:17-19 lists seven that are especially loathsome to Him. First is haughty eyes (v. 17), which pictures a proud and arrogant person with his nose in the air and...
  • Our All-Knowing God

    08/29/2016 12:50:13 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “‘Do not be anxious then, saying, “What shall we eat?” or “What shall we drink?” or “With what shall we clothe ourselves?” For all these things the Gentiles eagerly seek; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things’” (Matthew 6:31-32). To worry is to be like an unbeliever. For us as believers, worry is needless because of God’s bounty, senseless because of God’s promise to provide, useless because of our inability to do anything, and faithless because by doing so we put ourselves in the same category as an unbeliever. In Matthew 6:32 the Greek term translated...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-29-16, M, The Passion of Saint John the Baptist

    08/28/2016 9:48:39 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-29-16 | Revised New American Bible
    August 29, 2016 Memorial of the Passion of Saint John the Baptist Reading 1 1 Cor 2:1-5 When I came to you, brothers and sisters,proclaiming the mystery of God,I did not come with sublimity of words or of wisdom.For I resolved to know nothing while I was with youexcept Jesus Christ, and him crucified.I came to you in weakness and fear and much trembling,and my message and my proclamationwere not with persuasive words of wisdom,but with a demonstration of spirit and power,so that your faith might rest not on human wisdombut on the power of God. Responsorial Psalm Ps...
  • The Secularization of Turkey...Turkey's Significance pt 4

    By the time the guns of World War 1 had been silenced and the armistice had been enacted, Turkey had been stripped of her vast Empire, the 400 years long Ottoman rule was broken and Turkey was reduced to the borders we now recognize, a shell of what she once controlled. Exactly one hundred years ago, in the midst of the War, Ottoman Turkey’s leaders undertook a genocide eradicating as many Assyrians, Greeks and an entire population of Armenians from Turkish soil. Three million Armenians, lived in Turkey, it was the first “Christian Kingdom” , the Armenian King having been...
  • Pope Francis to Canonize Hillary Clinton Nemesis Mother Teresa

    08/28/2016 6:29:15 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 98 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Aug 2016 | Thomas D. Williams
    Next Sunday Pope Francis will declare Mother Teresa a saint, the very woman who fought Hillary Clinton tooth and nail for her abortion advocacy. Before some 3,000 people at the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington DC Hilton Hotel in 1994—including pro-abortion Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Al and Tipper Gore—Mother Teresa spoke passionately about abortion, calling it the “greatest destroyer of peace today,” “war against the child,” and “murder by the mother herself.” “And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?” the nun...
  • Mongolia’s First Catholic Priest to be Ordained in Ulaanbaatar

    08/28/2016 6:13:22 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 8/27/16
    Joseph Enkh will be ordained to priesthood by His Exc. Mgr. Wenceslao Padilla, CICM, Apostolic Prefect of Ulaanbaatar on August 28. The new priest has chosen for his ordination the motto: "Deny yourself, take up your cross daily and follow me" (Lk 9, 23). According to Fides, "More than 1,500 people have confirmed that they will participate in the celebration, which will be a very special moment for the Catholic Church in Mongolia and for the whole society", says Fr. Prosper Mbumba, CICM a Congolese missionary in the Asian country. Don Joseph Enkh was ordained a deacon on 11 December...
  • Firing of Gay Dean Perpetuates Hate, Catholic High School Alumni Write

    08/28/2016 6:09:21 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 8/25/16 | Anthony G. Attrino
    PARAMUS – Thousands of alumni of Paramus Catholic High School and their friends and family have signed an impassioned open letter to school officials chastising the school for firing a female dean who married a woman. The letter, written to President James P. Vail and school administrators, was issued days after a judge refused to throw out the suit brought against the school by former Dean Kate Drumgoole, who was terminated because she is in a same-sex marriage. It demands the school apologize and enact policies against sex and gender discrimination following the firing of a gay woman who has...