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  • DONALD TRUMP/MIKE PENCE PRAYER VIGIL 8/29/16 [Prayer]

    08/29/2016 5:19:33 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 9 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 · 16 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 · 25 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 · 35 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 · 11 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...
  • Holy Hatred

    08/28/2016 6:09:19 PM PDT · by metmom · 6 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Hate evil, you who love the Lord" (Ps. 97:10). God’s hatred for evil is an extension of His love. After spending this month exploring fifteen characteristics of godly love, it might seem odd to shift suddenly to the topic of hatred. Additionally, "holy hatred" will sound like a contradiction in terms to those who view all hatred as evil. But love and hate are inseparable. You can't truly love something and be complacent about the things that oppose or threaten it. If you love your spouse, you hate anything that would defile or injure him or her. If you love...
  • Observing the Flowers

    08/28/2016 6:08:49 PM PDT · by metmom · 9 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “‘And why are you anxious about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory did not clothe himself like one of these. But if God so arrays the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more do so for you, O men of little faith?’” (Matthew 6:28-30). Observing the flowers is a way to remember that God cares for you. In Matthew 6, some of the people...
  • Don Mario’s Moral Mafia [Catholic Caucus]

    08/28/2016 5:55:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | August 28, 2016 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    More than three years into the Bergoglian pontificate there is no mistaking its principal line of development, which is Francis’s grand obsession: the admission of unrepentant public adulterers in “second marriages” to Holy Communion, the “Kasper proposal” he has been promoting almost from the moment of his election. To that end, Francis has relentlessly put in place a kind of moral mafia to carry out his design. Let us meet some of its soldiers. chris phot 1.tifIt was Paglia who oversaw the pontifical council’s production of the first Vatican-approved “sex-ed” program in Church history—a document so disgustingly immoral that it...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – August 28th, 2016 (video)

    08/28/2016 3:38:43 PM PDT · by Lera · 6 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | Aug 28, 2016 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. addresses two very significant developments that took place since our last update, the first of which has to do with Turkey moving into Syria and the second having to do with the US related to both Iran and Russia.
  • The Surprising Reason Why More Americans Are Not Going To Church

    08/28/2016 2:41:41 PM PDT · by Salvation · 211 replies
    The Surprising Reason Why More Americans Are Not Going To ChurchThe standard narrative of American religious decline goes something like this: A few hundred years ago, European and American intellectuals began doubting the validity of God as an explanatory mechanism for natural life. As science became a more widely accepted method for investigating and understanding the physical world, religion became a less viable way of thinking—not just about medicine and mechanics, but also culture and politics and economics and every other sphere of public life. As the United States became more secular, people slowly began drifting away from faith.Of course,...
  • U.S. Diocese Upholds Marriage Against Abandonment

    08/28/2016 2:09:36 PM PDT · by Bai Macfarlane · 3 replies
    Mary's Advocates' Blog ^ | August 27, 2016 | Bai Macfarlane
    Sentence Issued in Canon Law Legal Case - Catholics appear hypocritical when the Church teaches about the indissolubility of marriage, but remains silent when professed Catholic spouses abandon marriage… Mary’s Advocates has been given access by an abandoned husband to a formal decree issued by his Catholic diocese which defended the husband’s marriage against marital abandonment.
  • 2016 08 28 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Buh-Bye Middle Ground" (video)

    08/28/2016 11:37:41 AM PDT · by Lera · 19 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 8/28/16 | John Haller
    Persecution on a wide scale basis is knocking at the doorstep of every true believer, and the frequency and intensity of the knocking has exponentially increased. Just 8 years ago, no one was confused about which bathroom to use...and now, you can be expelled from West Virginia University for not properly using the correct invented pronoun to address anyone who is in a state of "transition" (read: Confusion). There has been a swing in the societal pendulum from common sense to delusion, and the argument can be made that the momentum has significantly increased over the course of the past...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(8/28/16)[Prayer]

    08/28/2016 8:30:23 AM PDT · by left that other site · 11 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/28/16 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible John (Revelation 15) Seven Angels With Seven Plagues 15 I saw in heaven another great and marvelous sign: seven angels with the seven last plagues—last, because with them God’s wrath is completed. 2 And I saw what looked like a sea of glass glowing with fire and, standing beside the sea, those who had been victorious over the beast and its image and over the number of its name. They held harps given them by God 3 and sang the song of God’s servant Moses and of the Lamb: “Great and...
  • Day 14 - 54 Day Novena for Our Nation (Catholic Caucus)

    08/28/2016 7:05:16 AM PDT · by JPII Be Not Afraid · 2 replies
    Novena for Our Nation ^ | Aug, 28, 2016 | Fr Stephen Imbarrato
    DAY 14 – MOTHER OF OUR SAVIOR, PRAY THAT WE RECEIVE THE GIFT OF PIETY! GOD’S WORD “The spirit you received is not the spirit of slaves bringing fear into your lives again; it is the spirit of sons, and it makes us cry out ‘Abba, Father!’” (Romans 8:14-15) HEROES’ WORDS “In so far as divine love beautifies our souls and makes us pleasing to his divine Majesty, it is called grace; in so far as it gives us strength to do good, it is called charity; but when it reaches such a degree of perfection, that it makes us...
  • You Have to Serve Before You Sit – A Homily for the 22nd Sunday of the Year

    08/28/2016 7:03:48 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-27-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    You Have to Serve Before You Sit – A Homily for the 22nd Sunday of the Year Msgr. Charles Pope • August 27, 2016 • In the Gospel for Sunday’s Mass, the Lord Jesus summons us to a deeper appreciation for what brings true honor, for what makes a person truly great. As you may imagine, what the world considers great and honorable is rather different from what God thinks and sees. Let’s look at this Gospel in three parts and discover its paradoxical vision. I. THE PERSON who HONORS – The Lord is at a banquet and notices...
  • Opening Seals...Revelation 4-7 pt 12

    And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.(Revelation 6:1-2)In John’s vision, we have been escorted into the very throne room of God himself, and we have beheld wonderful, and mysterious things. God has granted this vision to his servants,that we may know the things which must...
  • The 600 Year Caliphate...Turkey's significance to prophecy pt 3

    From the years 1299AD to 1922 AD,the Holy Land of the Bible, Egypt, Libya,Tunisia, the entire Arab world, and the former Christian Middle East as well as the former Byzantine Christian Empire was ruled by the Turkish Pashas of the Ottoman Empire. Constantinople became Istanbul, Hagia Sophia Church became the great Mosque and The city of Constantine and the Christian emperors of Byzantium became the seat of the Caliphate. The Caliphate is the central ruling authority of Sunni Islam, led by a combination political and religious leader, the Caliph, which means “the successor” to Mohammed. The Caliph is also called...
  • DONALD TRUMP/MIKE PENCE PRAYER VIGIL 8/28/16 [Prayer]

    08/28/2016 5:03:12 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 33 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 8/28/2016 | 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.
  • Polish Parishes Renew Consecration on Today Feast of Our Lady of Czestochowa

    08/27/2016 9:37:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    Zenit.org ^ | August 26, 2016 | Zenit.org
    Polish Parishes Renew Consecration on Today Feast of Our Lady of Czestochowa Continue festivities for 1,050th anniversary of nation’s baptism August 26, 2016ZENIT StaffMary and Mariology L'Osservatore Romano Poland’s Primate, Archbishop Wojciech Polak, presided over today’s celebrations of the Solemnity of Our Lady of Czestochowa at Jasna Gora. In his homily, the Primate noted that, with this celebration, we are, in a certain way, prolonging the joy of May’s Solemnity of Our Lady, Queen of Poland, when, on the occasion of the 1050th anniversary of Poland’s Baptism, we renewed our consecration to the Mother of the Redeemer.“Today’s Solemnity of Our...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 08-28-16, Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

    08/27/2016 8:51:22 PM PDT · by Salvation · 51 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-28-16 | Revised New American Bible
    August 28, 2016 Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Sir 3:17-18, 20, 28-29 My child, conduct your affairs with humility,and you will be loved more than a giver of gifts.Humble yourself the more, the greater you are,and you will find favor with God.What is too sublime for you, seek not,into things beyond your strength search not.The mind of a sage appreciates proverbs,and an attentive ear is the joy of the wise.Water quenches a flaming fire,and alms atone for sins. Responsorial Psalm Ps 68:4-5, 6-7, 10-11 R. (cf. 11b) God, in your goodness, you have made a home for...
  • The Triumph of Love

    08/27/2016 7:17:22 PM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "[Love] endures all things" (1 Cor. 13:7). Love triumphs over opposition. Endurance is the final characteristic of love that Paul mentions in this passage. The Greek word translated "endures" in verse 7 is a military term that speaks of being positioned in the middle of a violent battle. It refers not to withstanding minor annoyances, but incredible opposition. Love does that without ceasing to love. Stephen is a good example of enduring love. He preached God's message without compromise, but his enemies stoned him to death. His last act was to fall on his knees, crying out with a loud...
  • Living Life to the Fullest

    08/27/2016 7:16:53 PM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “‘Which of you by being anxious can add a single cubit to his life’s span?’” (Matthew 6:27). You can worry yourself to death, but not to life. Dr. Charles Mayo of the renowned Mayo Clinic wrote, “Worry affects the circulation, the heart, the glands and the whole nervous system. I have never met a man or known a man to die of overwork, but I have known a lot who died of worry.” We live in a day when people worry about how long they will live. That’s a harmful practice because you can worry yourself to death, but not...
  • Interview With an Exorcist

    08/27/2016 7:02:33 PM PDT · by Coleus · 33 replies
    beliefnet ^ | Wesley Baines
    We take a lot for granted, we humans. Gravity keeps us comfortably in our seats. Light comes in the morning, only to wane in the night, fading into pale starlight. The Earth spins on its axis in the darkness of space, making its way around the sun in a solar system that sits on a safe and quiet arm of the Milky Way galaxy. We know how all these things work. We do not fret, because we can comfortably explain, quantify, and catalog every phenomenon to ourselves, and those natural systems we have yet to understand will no doubt...
  • Catholic Caucus: In rare interview, Benedict XVI names his favorite saints

    08/27/2016 6:52:53 PM PDT · by Coleus · 8 replies
    cna ^ | 08.26.16 | Elise Harris
    Pope Benedict XVI at the Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square on Sept. 11, 2005. Credit: © L'Osservatore Romano. Since he resigned from the papacy over three years ago, Benedict XVI rarely gives interviews. In a recent exception, however, the former pontiff took the time to chat not only about his successor, but the saints who've accompanied him throughout his life.  In the interview, published Aug. 24 in Italian newspaper La Reppublica, Benedict said he has been serene and happy since his resignation, and that while there were “smaller and larger difficulties” in his pontificate, there were also “many graces” that...
  • Francis Says the People Have Spoken: ‘Two Popes Are Just Fine’

    08/27/2016 6:50:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    Crux ^ | 8/27/16 | John Allen Jr
    Sometimes leaders learn more from crowds than from polls about how passionately people are feeling something, and in his preface to a new biography of Benedict XVI, Francis suggests crowds have taught him that ordinary Catholics are just fine with the two-pope arrangement.Arthur Schlesinger once said that President John F. Kennedy could look at all the polling numbers he wanted, but he didn’t really grasp how deep public support was for a nuclear test ban treaty until he hit the road and heard from the crowds. Surveys are useful for assessing opinion, but to gauge intensity and depth of feeling,...
  • Justin Welby: 'I Am Constantly Consumed With Horror' at the Way the Church Has Treated Gay People

    08/27/2016 6:43:43 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 50 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 8/27/16 | James McIntyre
    Justin Welby has opened up about how his own failings make him angry and said that he spends "a lot of time feeling a fraud" in a personal and at times emotional interview at the Greenbelt Christian festival in Northamptonshire. Speaking to the 'vicar of Gogglebox', television star Kate Bottley in front of hundreds of festival-goers, the Archbishop of Canterbury said that wherever he went he found people who could do his job "infinitely better" than he could. And in surprisingly frank comments about same-sex relationships, Welby said that he "can't see the road ahead" for the Church. Before the...
  • God Has Not Called Us to Be Nice

    08/27/2016 4:18:53 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 36 replies
    AFA.Net ^ | 8/26/2016 | Bryan Fischer
    Many Christians believe that the highest calling God has placed on us is to be nice. These Christians are wrong. God has not called us to be nice. Rather, he has called us to be good. Here’s the difference: nice people never confront evil. Good people do. Nice people are weak. Good people are strong. Jesus wasn’t nice. He was kind, he was compassionate, he was caring, but he was unbending and unflinching when it came to standing for the truth. And it cost him his life. Jo Swinney, in a column posted on Christian Today, says this: “Somewhere along...
  • Asia Minor(Turkey) in The New Testament...Turkey's Significance pt 2

    John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne; And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.(Revelation...
  • The New Song...Rev 4-7 pt 11

    And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. (Revelation 5:8-9)In...
  • Obligation to vote?

    08/27/2016 9:36:39 AM PDT · by Salvation · 23 replies
    OSV.com ^ | 08-24-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Obligation to vote? The Catechism states we must exercise the right to vote, but there are valid reasons to excuse this duty Msgr. Charles Pope 8/24/2016 Question: The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that it is morally obligatory to exercise the right to vote. But this seems false since for most of history there have been no systems of voting and, even today, there are many who cannot vote. How can the Catechism claim that voting is a moral obligation?— Jenna O’Neil, via email Answer: The Catechism reads as follows: “Submission to authority and co-responsibility for the common good...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    08/27/2016 8:14:15 AM PDT · by Irish Rose · 8 replies
    August 27, 2016 | Irish Rose
    And again he says, “Here am I, and the children God has given me.” Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil—and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants. For this reason he had to be made like his brothers in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service...
  • DONALD TRUMP/MIKE PENCE PRAYER VIGIL 8/27/16 [Prayer]

    08/27/2016 7:39:08 AM PDT · by SisterK · 25 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 27 August 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 13 - 54 Day Novena for Our Nation (Catholic Caucus)

    08/27/2016 7:37:34 AM PDT · by JPII Be Not Afraid · 1 replies
    Novena for Our Nation ^ | Aug, 27, 2016 | Fr Stephen Imbarrato
    DAY 13 – MOTHER OF OUR CREATOR, PRAY THAT WE RECEIVE THE GIFT OF KNOWLEDGE! GOD’S WORD “An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.” (Proverbs 18:15) “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.” (Proverbs 1:7) HEROES’ WORDS “We judge all things according to the divine truth.” -St. Augustine “A scrap of knowledge about sublime things is worth more than any amount about trivialities.” -St. Thomas Aquinas “There are some who desire knowledge merely for its own sake; and that is shameful curiosity. And there are others...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(8/27/16)[Prayer]

    08/27/2016 6:57:32 AM PDT · by left that other site · 13 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/27/16 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible John (Revelation 14) The Lamb and the 144,000 14 Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads. 2 And I heard a sound from heaven like the roar of rushing waters and like a loud peal of thunder. The sound I heard was like that of harpists playing their harps. 3 And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-27-16, M, St. Monica

    08/26/2016 8:41:08 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-27-16 | Revised New American Bible
    August 27, 2016 Memorial of Saint Monica Reading 1 1 Cor 1:26-31 Consider your own calling, brothers and sisters.Not many of you were wise by human standards,not many were powerful,not many were of noble birth.Rather, God chose the foolish of the world to shame the wise,and God chose the weak of the world to shame the strong,and God chose the lowly and despised of the world,those who count for nothing,to reduce to nothing those who are something,so that no human being might boast before God.It is due to him that you are in Christ Jesus,who became for us wisdom...
  • Mexican Gvmt in Greatest Clash with Church Since Persecution that Ignited Cristero War..

    08/26/2016 6:22:39 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 8/25/16 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    August 25, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The recent initiative of Mexican President Enrique Peńa Nieto to impose homosexual “marriage” on the country has led to the greatest confrontation between the government and the Catholic Church since the 1920s and 1930s, warned a spokesman for the Archdiocese of Mexico City in a recent interview. Fr. Hugo Valdemar told Mexico’s Proceso magazine that the president’s attempt to pass a homosexual “marriage” amendment has caused “a cooling of his relationship with the bishops, who are very troubled by his initiative.” “There hasn’t been a confrontation so strong between the government and the Church since...
  • Irish Bishops Recognize Problems at Maynooth Seminary, Seek to End Anonymous Complaints

    08/26/2016 6:10:51 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The bishops who oversee Ireland's national seminary have acknowledged serious concerns about St. Patrick's seminary in Maynooth, and announced a review of policies and an independent audit of seminary administration. The trustees met at Maynooth on August 24, in a special session called to address rampant criticism of the seminary, arising from charges of an aggressive homosexual subculture. In a public statement released after their meeting, the bishops did not directly address the question of homosexuality, concentrating instead on the damage done by anonymous accusations. However, they did ask seminary officials to review their policies regarding internet use: an apparent...
  • Restoring Old Churches Inspires a New Philanthropy in Russia

    08/26/2016 6:07:31 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 6/9/16 | Alison Smale
    TRUBETSKOYE, Russia — Far from sinister headlines about matters like accusations that Russians hacked the Democratic Party in the United States, a few hundred people milled around the ruins of this village’s once-imposing Orthodox church. Here was what one might call the other Russia, a local effort to raise funds in pursuit of the somewhat quixotic task of renovating the Church of the Nativity, once the place of worship attached to an aristocratic estate. Scores of stall holders offered home-baked cakes and discarded books, paintings and handcrafted face scrubs. Eager buyers, mostly vacationers from summer dachas in and around the...
  • Is the Vatican, under Pope Francis, moving away from teachings of JPII on life and marriage?

    08/26/2016 5:42:35 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | August 26, 2016 | Phil Lawler
    Yesterday’s top CWN headline story, about problems with the sex-education guide issued by the Pontifical Council for the Family, sheds more light—or perhaps I should say, casts a darker shadow—on a story that appeared earlier this month, about new appointments to the Roman Curia. The problematical sex-ed program was prepared by the Pontifical Council for the Family, headed by Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia. On August 14, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis had named Archbishop Paglia to become president of the Pontifical Academy for Life and chancellor of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. In...
  • Turkey and The Old Testament...Turkey's significance pt 1

    08/26/2016 5:03:15 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 10 replies
    Billrandles.wordpress ^ | 08-23-16 | Bill Randles
    I have come to the conclusion that the earnest Bible believer would do well to incorporate a new discipline to his study of the Word of God; Biblical Geography. My study of end times prophecy has drawn me into this aspect of Bible prophecy, particularly in my work on the book “A Sword On The Land;The Muslim World in Bible Prophecy”. Reading the Sacred text with a map and realizing the updated names of commonly cited places and peoples such as Moab,Ammon, Persia, Edom, Kedar and Dedan *has revolutionized my understanding of the stunning relevance of familiar prophecies throughout the...
  • Man in Creation: The Cosmology of St. Maximus the Confessor

    08/26/2016 11:29:47 AM PDT · by NRx · 2 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 08-26-2016 | Jesse Dominick
         The theology of creation and salvation in Orthodox Christianity upholds the centrality and kingship of mankind while simultaneously embracing a cosmological vision that is largely absent in western Christendom. A common characteristic of all creation is corruption and death, and yet we are told that God is not the author of death (Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-14), and that all of creation awaits its redemption through the revealing of the saints (Romans 8:19-22), when all of heaven and earth will be united to God (Ephesians 1:9-10). Within this framework, St. Maximus the Confessor (c. 580-662) is recognized as a...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(8/26/16)[Prayer]

    08/26/2016 8:57:42 AM PDT · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/26/16 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible John (Revelation 13) The Beast out of the Sea 13 The dragon[a] stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. It had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on its horns, and on each head a blasphemous name. 2 The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority. 3 One of the heads...
  • Hoping in God

    08/26/2016 8:00:56 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "[Love] hopes all things" (1 Cor. 13:7). Love refuses to take human failure as final. Even when faith falters, hope comes to the rescue. It is that long rope that keeps us linked to the sovereignty and power of God. The apostle Peter wrote to believers who were experiencing severe trials. To encourage them he began, "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead" (1 Pet. 1:3). Our hope is a...
  • A Lesson from Nature

    08/26/2016 8:00:16 AM PDT · by metmom · 3 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “‘Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?’” (Matthew 6:26). If God provides for the birds, how much more will He provide for you. I can imagine our Lord standing on a hillside in Galilee, looking down over the beautiful north end of the sea, the breeze rippling across the water, the sun bright in the sky. The people were all gathered at His feet. As He was speaking to them, some birds...
  • Day 12- 54 Day Novena for Our Nation (Catholic Caucus)

    08/26/2016 7:34:54 AM PDT · by JPII Be Not Afraid · 2 replies
    Novena for Our Nation ^ | Aug, 26, 2016 | Fr Stephen Imbarrato
    DAY 12 – MOTHER OF GOOD COUNSEL, PRAY THAT WE RECEIVE THE GIFT OF FORTITUDE! GOD’S WORD “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1) “When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?” (Psalm 56:3-4) “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we...
  • The Lion Who Is A Lamb...Revelation 4-7 pt 10

    And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon...
  • We are Jesus Rose Garden[Charismatic Caucus]

    08/26/2016 7:13:07 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    You are my Rose garden that I nurture in my love and water with my spirit and it is now time for you to become my messenger of love to all my children for I have hand picked you to go with my message of love and obedience to my Word and Spirit and I have signed you as a gift to them from The Father of Lights for you shimmer with My Testimony "Bought by The Blood of The Lamb of God". Now share the testimonies of me in your life for it is time to take the garden...