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  • [Catholic Caucus] The Siege of Humanae Vitae: Has the enemy almost breached the ramparts?

    07/19/2018 6:51:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | July 19, 2018 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Sandro Magister has written a piece in which he proposes that a new book by Gilfredo Marengo on the genesis of the encyclical Humanae Vitae (HV) represents “an unexpected obstacle” to “[t]he campaign that is underway to demolish ‘Humanae Vitae’ — the 1968 encyclical of Paul VI that said no to artificial contraceptives.” I respectfully disagree. Based on the extensive summary of the book’s account provided by Andrea Tornielli, which Magister views as sufficient to see where Marengo is going, it is quite clear that Marengo, a member of Pope Francis’ semi-secret commission to “reappraise” HV on its fast-approaching 50th...
  • Receiving Compassion

    07/19/2018 4:24:51 PM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace To You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "You once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy" (1 Pet. 2:10). Because of God’s compassion, He withholds the just punishment of your sin. Hosea had a unique role among the prophets. God used him and his adulterous wife, Gomer, as living illustrations of His love for unfaithful Israel. When Gomer gave birth to a daughter, the Lord told Hosea to name her Lo-ruhamah, which means "No mercy," because His mercy for Israel would soon come to an end. When Gomer later gave birth...
  • Discernment Between Truth and Error

    07/19/2018 4:24:25 PM PDT · by metmom · 4 replies
    Grace To You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God; and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; and this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world” (1 John 4:1-3). God’s children are able to discern false doctrine. A sure...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(7/19/18)[Prayer]

    07/19/2018 8:20:53 AM PDT · by left that other site · 9 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 7/19/18 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Shared Meal 
 (New Testament) John 21 Jesus Reinstates Peter 15 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” 16 Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.” 17 The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt...
  • A Brief Reflection on Mortal Sin

    07/19/2018 7:39:46 AM PDT · by Salvation · 63 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-18-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Brief Reflection on Mortal Sin Msgr. Charles Pope • July 18, 2018 • The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches,[M]ortal sin destroys charity in the heart of man by a grave violation of God’s law; it turns man away from God, who is his ultimate end and his beatitude, by preferring an inferior good to him. In mortal sin the will sets itself upon something that is of its nature incompatible with the charity that orients man toward his ultimate end. As such, the sin is mortal by its very object whether it contradicts the love of God,...
  • America Prayer Vigil - 7/19/18

    07/19/2018 6:55:11 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 19 replies
    7/19/18 | Hiskid
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and 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.To be added or dropped from this ping list, post or freepmail to stars & stripes forever.
  • Accepting the Atonement of the Cross (Protestant/Evangelical Devotional)

    07/19/2018 5:52:38 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 1 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 7/19/2018
    The apostle Paul wasn’t even present at the crucifixion of Christ, yet he declared that this act was an act of cosmic and supernatural proportions. This was a real drama of theological redemption. Here the curse of God’s law was visited on a man who bore the sins of His people. For Paul, the crucifixion was the pivotal point of all history. Paul was not satisfied to give an account of the event. While affirming the historicity of the crucifixion, Paul added the apostolic interpretation of the meaning of the event. He set forth propositions about the death of Christ....
  • Bishop Paprocki Goes Against US Bishops on Unions

    07/19/2018 4:42:01 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 71 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7/12/18 | David Nussman
    Illinois bishop openly rejects USCCB position on Supreme Court's Janus v. AFSCMESPRINGFIELD, Ill. (ChurchMilitant.com) - An American bishop is voicing his disagreement with an official statement from the American bishops' conference. On June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that public sector employees cannot be required to pay fees for labor unions that they don't want to be a part of. The case, Janus v. AFSCME, had an Illinois state employee arguing that he should not be forced to pay union dues on the grounds that the union was giving money to political organizations with agendas contrary to his own...
  • ECHR Orders Russia to Pay Some 48,000 Euros to Pussy Riot Members Over 2012 'Punk Prayer' Case

    07/19/2018 4:36:30 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Interfax ^ | 7/17/18
    Moscow, July 17, Interfax - The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that the way Russian authorities handled the trial of the members of the punk group Pussy Riot who performed a 'punk prayer' protest at Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral in 2012 violated the applicants' right to a fair trial. "The ECHR ordered [Russia] to pay 16,000 euros each to Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina and 5,000 euros to Yekaterina Samutsevich. The court also ordered Russia to pay 11,750 euros in respect of costs and expenses," the Pussy Riot members' lawyer Irina Khrunova told Interfax on Tuesday....
  • University Chaplain Sacked After Holding Service of Reparation for Gay Pride [UK]

    07/19/2018 4:27:35 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 7/19/18 | Staff Reporter
    Fr Mark Morris held a Rosary and Benediction service to atone for the 'gross offence' of Glasgow PrideA priest who offered a service of reparation for the “gross offence against God” of Glasgow Pride has been removed as a university chaplain. Fr Mark Morris offered a Rosary, Litany and Benediction at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Balornock, Glasgow on Monday night. Glasgow Caledonian University sacked him as Catholic chaplain the following day, saying his views were at odds with those of the educational institution. University Principal Professor Pamela Gillies said: “Following due consultation Father Mark Morris will not return...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 19 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/19/2018 12:31:46 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Key words: Proverb 19 (NKJV) The Fear of the Lord Leads to Life 01 Better is the poor who walks in his integrity 00 Than one who is perverse in his lips, and is a fool. 02 Also it is not good for a soul to be without knowledge, 00 And he sins who hastens with his feet. 03 The foolishness of a man twists his way, 00 And his heart frets against the LORD. 04 Wealth makes many friends, 00 But the poor is separated from his friend. 05 A false witness will not go unpunished, 00 And he...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-19-18

    07/18/2018 10:43:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 21 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-19-18 | Revised New American Bible
    July 19, 2018 Thursday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Is 26:7-9, 12, 16-19 The way of the just is smooth;the path of the just you make level.Yes, for your way and your judgments, O LORD,we look to you;Your name and your titleare the desire of our souls.My soul yearns for you in the night,yes, my spirit within me keeps vigil for you;When your judgment dawns upon the earth,the world's inhabitants learn justice.O LORD, you mete out peace to us,for it is you who have accomplished all we have done. O LORD, oppressed by your punishment,we...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Vincent de Paul, Confessor (Gueranger)

    07/18/2018 9:22:25 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double VINCENT WAS A MAN OF FAITH that worketh by charity. At the time he came into the world, viz., at the close of the same century in which Calvin was born, the Church was mourning over many nations separated from the faith; the Turks were harassing all the coasts of the Mediterranean. France, worn out by forty years of religious strife, was shaking off the yoke of heresy from within, while by a foolish stroke of policy she gave it external liberty. The Eastern and Northern frontiers were suffering the most terrible devastations, and the West and...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Camillus de Lellis, 07-18-18

    07/18/2018 8:49:46 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 07-18-18 | FranciscanMedia.org
    Franciscan Media Image: Saint Camillus de Lellis in facade of church Santa Maria Maddalena | photo by Livioandronico2013 Saint Camillus de Lellis Saint of the Day for July 18 (1550 – July 14, 1614) Saint Camillus de Lellis’ Story Humanly speaking, Camillus was not a likely candidate for sainthood. His mother died when he was a child, his father neglected him, and he grew up with an excessive love for gambling. At 17, he was afflicted with a disease of his leg that remained with him for life. In Rome he entered the San Giacomo Hospital for Incurables as...
  • We buried my beloved Father today.

    07/18/2018 7:51:05 PM PDT · by Eagles6 · 65 replies
    Eagles6 | Eagles6
    We buried my beloved Father today. John Henry Walsh went home to our Dear Lord early Saturday morning after a long illness. I was with him at the time. It was the hardest thing I have ever done but something that I would never trade for anything.
  • The Ministry of the Holy Spirit

    07/18/2018 7:06:09 PM PDT · by metmom · 4 replies
    Grace To You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit” (1 John 4:13). Experiencing the ministry of the Holy Spirit is evidence of genuine saving faith. In John 14:26, Jesus described the Holy Spirit as “the Helper.” One of the most important ways He helps us is by assuring us that we belong to God. Several works of the Holy Spirit, if present in our lives, give evidence of the genuineness of our salvation. In 1 Corinthians 12:3 Paul writes, “No one can say, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ except by...
  • Illuminated by the Spirit

    07/18/2018 7:05:40 PM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace To You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "That you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light" (1 Pet. 2:9). God has granted you the ability to understand the truth and live accordingly. In the natural realm, darkness can be a debilitating and frightening thing. The story is told of a missionary who was on board ship one dark night when suddenly he was awakened by the frantic cry of "Man overboard!" Immediately he arose from his bunk, grabbed the portable lamp from its bracket, and held it at the window of his cabin. He couldn't see anything,...
  • Change Teaching on Contraception, British Minister Tells [Catholic} Church

    07/18/2018 6:55:42 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 7/16/18 | Nick Hallett
    Penny Mordaunt spoke after meeting the President of the Pontifical Academy for LifeA British minister has called on the Church to permit artificial contraception after a meeting with senior Vatican officials last week. Penny Mordaunt, the International Development Secretary, said 800 girls and women lose their lives every day due to pregnancy and childbirth complications, and claimed that wider access to contraception would help alleviate the problem. Faith leaders should help change “deeply held beliefs and attitudes” in order to allow women greater access to “reproductive healthcare”, she said. Ms Mordaunt disclosed her words to the Daily Telegraph after meeting...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Seminarian: We Knew About McCarrick News: US News

    07/18/2018 6:54:55 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Church Militant ^ | July 18, 2018 | John DeFilippis, Ph.D.
    I will never forget what happened in May of 1993 when the then-archbishop of Newark, Theodore McCarrick, visited my home parish to preside at a special Mass. I had just graduated from college, and given that I was planning to enroll in the seminary later that year, my pastor decided to showcase me by assigning me as lector for the ceremony. The Archbishop arrived, we met, and after Mass we had another brief discussion before he departed. I asked one of our priests how he thought things went. "I can see that he really liked you," he said. "In fact,...
  • Vatican Discusses Crisis of Closed Churches

    07/18/2018 6:50:58 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7/13/18 | David Nussman
    How to preserve architecture without disrespecting sacred groundsVATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) - An international conference discussing the rash of closed churches and how to dispose of them is scheduled at the Vatican for November. On Tuesday, Vatican officials announced they were planning a two-day conference to address the many parishes being shuttered around the world and sold off for profane use. They explained that the purpose of the conference is not "whether or when to dispose of or sell a church — the ultimate choice is that of the bishops and sometimes it is an obligatory choice — but rather to...