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  • Actress-turned-nun Dolores Hart back at Oscars on the red carpet

    02/27/2012 7:11:31 AM PST · by NYer · 18 replies · 2+ views
    NWTimes ^ | February 27, 2012 | By Philip Potempa
    Actress-turned-nun Mother Dolores Hart I wrote in April about the new play "Nunset Boulevard" by Dan Goggin opening at Theatre at the Center in Munster. In this stage comedy, a group of nuns trying to raise money to save its convent dares to risk a cross-country trip to face the evils of today's Hollywood and audition for a new movie based on the life of Dolores Hart. Although the play was pure silly imagination, Hart, now 73, is the very real actress who had a successful film career in 1950s Hollywood opposite famous leading men such as Elvis Presley, Montgomery...
  • Failed Vatican Hack Attack Sheds Light on Anonymous' Methods

    02/27/2012 7:06:15 AM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    MCNBC ^ | 2/27/12 | Nicole Perlroth and John Markoff
    Hackers apparently aimed to draw attention to child sexual abuse by priestsSAN FRANCISCO — The elusive hacker movement known as Anonymous has carried out Internet attacks on well-known organizations like Sony and PBS. In August, the group went after its most prominent target yet: the Vatican. The campaign against the Vatican, which did not receive wide attention at the time, involved hundreds of people, some with hacking skills and some without. A core group of participants openly drummed up support for the attack using YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. Others searched for vulnerabilities on a Vatican Web site and, when that...
  • Clerical Narcissism and Lent

    02/27/2012 6:57:50 AM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies · 1+ views
    George Weigel ^ | 2/22/12 | George Weigel
    Since the introduction of the new liturgical texts this past November, I’ve attended Mass in Australia, California, New York, Rome, Washington, and Phoenix, and in none of these venues have I detected any of the calamities confidently predicted by opponents of the new texts. Not only has there been no visible distress over “consubstantial”; the People of God seem to have rather quickly and painlessly adjusted to the changes, so that, three months into the process, it’s a rare “And also with you” that escapes the lips of an unthinking congregant. In fact, most of the people who’ve spoken to...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes

    02/27/2012 4:54:30 AM PST · by jackv · 25 replies · 1+ views
    4-27-12 | jackv
    "Yea, Tho I Walk Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Will Fear No Evil... For Thou Art With Me."Psalm 23:4 "Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare of the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; He is my God, and I am trusting Him." (Psalm 91:1-2)
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/27/12)[Prayer]

    02/27/2012 4:32:36 AM PST · by left that other site · 28 replies · 1+ views
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/27/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Book Of Ruth Chapter 1 Naomi Widowed 1. Now it came about in the days when the judges governed, that there was a famine in the land And a certain man of Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn in the land of Moab with his wife and his two sons. 2. The name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife, Naomi; and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Bethlehem in Judah. Now they entered the land of Moab and remained there. 3....
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update - February 26th, 2012 (Dispensational Caucus)

    02/27/2012 12:08:54 AM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 3 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | February 26, 2012 | Uploaded by alohabibleprophecy
    Mid-East Prophecy Update - February 26, 2012 This week's topic: Pastor JD talks about the perilous problem in Syria and the far reaching implications for the United States.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-27-12

    02/26/2012 7:46:51 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies · 2+ views ^ | 02-27-12 | Revised New American Bible
    February 27, 2012   Monday of the First Week of Lent   Reading 1 Lv 19:1-2, 11-18 The LORD said to Moses,"Speak to the whole assembly of the children of Israel and tell them:Be holy, for I, the LORD, your God, am holy. "You shall not steal.You shall not lie or speak falsely to one another.You shall not swear falsely by my name,thus profaning the name of your God.I am the LORD. "You shall not defraud or rob your neighbor.You shall not withhold overnight the wages of your day laborer.You shall not curse the deaf,or put a stumbling block in...
  • Cheesefare Sunday Forgiveness Vespers (Orthodox)

    02/26/2012 7:44:23 PM PST · by The_Reader_David · 3 replies · 1+ views
    As no one has yet done so, it seemed right to post a thread for the virtual version of the exchange of forgiveness at the end of Forgiveness Vespers. If anyone who has the Orthodox ping list ventures onto the thread, ping the others. Wishing all a blessed and holy Great Lent. Struggle well!
  • The Mystery of the Cherubs

    02/26/2012 5:19:27 PM PST · by Phinneous · 23 replies · 2+ views ^ | 2/1/2011 | Rabbi Shmuel Braun
    Unbelievable class on the inner meanind of the Cherubs, the angelic statues above the Holy Ark. It's an intermediate level...he translates most of the Hebrew he quotes so don't be scared. JEWS--Learn your heritage!
  • The Temptations of Jesus Christ

    02/26/2012 4:36:22 PM PST · by Salvation · 22 replies · 1+ views ^ | not available | Jeff Cavins
     The Temptations of Jesus Christ by Jeff Cavins Some people give in when confronted with temptation in their lives. Some just do the best they can. In this week’s Gospel reading [the first Sunday in Lent] we have an inside look at how Jesus overcame temptation with God’s word.  When Jesus came on the scene in Israel 2,000 years ago, the Romans were occupying the land and Israel was feeling the weight of that oppressive government. The Jews were expecting the Messiah to come at anytime to liberate them. After all, great kings of Israel’s past had all demonstrated their leadership by confronting...
  • † Traditional True Mass Propers : Dominica Prima in Quadragesima ~ First Sunday In Lent †

    02/26/2012 3:09:02 PM PST · by Robert Drobot · 57 replies
    Robert Drobot | Anno Dómini 26 February 2012 | Most Holy Trinity
    Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus Traditional True Holy Mass Propers † Dominica Prima in Quadragesima ~ First Sunday In Lent † Anno Dómini 26 February 2012 † Statio ad Sanctum Joannem in Laterano ~ Station at Saint John Lateran † Commemorating† The Feast of Saint Alexander, Doctor of the Church, Patriarch of Alexandria † Color: Violaceus ~ Violet Vestments II Classis ~ Second Class Observance Invocábit me, et ego exáudiam eum; erípiam eum, et glorificábo eum.... ( He shall call upon Me, and I will hear him; I will deliver him, and glorify him.... ) "....Scriptum est enim : Dominum...
  • Pope says arrogance drives infertility field, tells couples to shun artificial procreation

    02/26/2012 1:22:06 PM PST · by NYer · 86 replies · 1+ views
    Brandon Sun ^ | February 25, 2012
    In this picture made available by the Vatican newspaper Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI greets the faithful of the Pontifical Academy for Life during a private audience at the Vatican, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano, Handout)VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday urged infertile couples to shun artificial procreation, decrying such methods as a form of arrogance.Speaking at the end of a three-day Vatican conference on diagnosing and treating infertility, Benedict also reiterated church teaching that marriage is the only permissible place to conceive children. Matrimony "constitutes the only 'place' worthy of the call to existence of...
  • Lenten Station Churches of Rome - - Week 1 SUNDAY: SAN GIOVANNI IN LATERANO

    02/26/2012 1:01:02 PM PST · by NYer · 2 replies · 2+ views
    pnac ^ | February 26, 2012
    On the first Sunday of Lent, the stational cycle brings us to the Cathedral Archbasilica of the Holy Savior and St. John the Evangelist and St. John the Baptist in the Lateran, the formal title of this church whose significance in the history of the Roman Church can hardly be exaggerated. It is here that the Holy Father has his cathedra as Bishop of Rome, on a site given by the Emperor Constantine to Pope Miltiades soon after the Battle of the Milvian Bridge. While there are only a few structural segments of that first basilica remaining within the...
  • Israel the End Times Prophecies (Dispensational Caucus)

    02/26/2012 1:00:17 PM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 9 replies · 1+ views
    The Omega Letter ^ | February 23, 2012 | J.L. Robb
    ''Israel is the very embodiment of Jewish continuity: It is the only nation on earth that inhabits the same land, bears the same name, speaks the same language, and worships the same God that it did 3,000 years ago. You dig the soil and you find pottery from Davidic times, coins from Bar Kokhba, and 2,000-year-old scrolls written in a script remarkably like the one that today advertises ice cream at the corner candy store.'' Charles Krauthammer - The Weekly Standard, May 11, 1998 The Children of Israel settled in the Land of Canaan in 1200 BC with the conquests...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    02/26/2012 12:31:39 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 20 replies
    2-26-11 | Kitty Mittens
    1Timothy 1:17 Glory and Honor to God Forever and Ever. He is the King of the Ages, The Unseen One Who Never Dies; He Alone is God, And Full of Wisdom, amen.
  • How Lent Can Make a Difference in Your Relationship with God (Ecumenical Thread)

    02/26/2012 11:20:08 AM PST · by narses · 5 replies
    Patheos ^ | Rev. Dr. Mark D. Roberts
    Note: You may download this resource at no cost, for personal use or for use in a Christian ministry, as long as you are not publishing it for sale. All I ask is that you acknowledge the source of this material: For all other uses, please contact me at Thank you.  Introduction to Lent Growing up as an evangelical Christian, I experienced Lent as little more than a joke. “What are you giving up for Lent?” my friends would ask. “Homework,” I’d say with a smirk, or “Obeying my parents.” Lent was one of those peculiar practices demanded...
  • Boys Town founder to be named Servant of God

    02/26/2012 10:19:53 AM PST · by NYer · 24 replies · 1+ views
    cna ^ | February 25, 2012 | Kevin J. Jones
    Portrait of Father Flanagan created by Boys Town alum Paul Otera, courtesy of the Archdiocese of Omaha Omaha, Neb., Feb 25, 2012 / 04:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Father Edward Flanagan, the founder of the famous Boys Town orphanage, will be declared a “Servant of God” next month as the Archdiocese of Omaha opens his cause for beatification.“For years many in the Omaha community and beyond have venerated the memory of Fr. Edward Flanagan,” Archbishop George Lucas said Feb. 21. “I am happy that we can begin the process of examining the holiness that was apparent in his life and...
  • REMAIN in ME "Show Me"I truly am your First Love [charismatic caucus]

    02/26/2012 9:42:28 AM PST · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 2-26-12 | Jedediah
    Remain in Me ! "Show Me" I truly am your first love ! Have I taken you to the river to where you all belong ?! Have I placed in your hearts the beauty of song ?! Have I changed a visitation into an abide ?! Then why is it you forsake me and run and hide ? Is it that in my presence you do not know how to be , Quiet tranquil and just wait upon me ?! For if I am your Shepherd and truly pastor you in "your" ways , Then would it not behoove you...
  • 'Beauty and Belief' - Acclaimed Islamic art exhibit at BYU [Mormon]

    02/26/2012 7:34:23 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 55 replies
    LDS Church News ^ | February 25, 2012 | Jason Swensen
    'Beauty and Belief' - Acclaimed Islamic art exhibit at BYU Curators hope collection helps bridge Islam and Western culture By Jason SwensenChurch News staff writer Published: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 PROVO, UTAH Why would Brigham Young University — a Church-owned institution found in the heart of Mormon culture and heritage — play host to a massive exhibit of Islamic art grounded in the day-to-day culture of the Muslim world?It's a fair question. One that exhibit and museum directors are eager to answer and engage. Dr. Sabiha Al Khemir, project director of the new Islamic-themed "Beauty and Belief," said she is...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/26/12)[Prayer]

    02/26/2012 5:08:07 AM PST · by left that other site · 39 replies · 1+ views
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/26/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Book Of Zehariah Chapter 14 1. Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. 2. For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. 3. Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day...
  • A Call from the FSSP French District: offer up your Lent for Catholic Unity [Catholic Caucus]

    02/26/2012 3:25:52 AM PST · by sayuncledave · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Rorate Caeli ^ | February 24, 2012 | Rorate Caeli
    From the website of the "French District of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter" (FSSP): Offering up our Lent for Catholic Unity (Last modification: 02.24.2012, 0827) In this Lenten season, some among our friends have taken the initiative of offering up their struggles and sacrifices for reconciliation and unity between all Catholics. At a moment in which the dialogue between the Society of Saint Pius X [SSPX] and the Holy See reaches a decisive point for the future, the District of France [of the FSSP] encourages its friends to double their fervor in prayer. P.S. reading material to enrich our...
  • The Global War on Christians in the Muslim World [Christian Winter update]

    02/26/2012 12:34:36 AM PST · by Milagros · 3 replies
    TheDailyBeast/NewsWeek ^ | Feb 6, 2012 | Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    From one end of the muslim world to the other, Christians are being murdered for their faith. (Page 1 of 3) We hear so often about Muslims as victims of abuse in the West and combatants in the Arab Spring’s fight against tyranny. But, in fact, a wholly different kind of war is underway—an unrecognized battle costing thousands of lives. Christians are being killed in the Islamic world because of their religion. It is a rising genocide that ought to provoke global alarm. The portrayal of Muslims as victims or heroes is at best partially accurate. In recent years the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 02-26-12, First Sunday of Lent

    02/25/2012 9:11:49 PM PST · by Salvation · 48 replies · 3+ views ^ | 02-26-12 | Revised New American Bible
    February 26, 2012 First Sunday of Lent   Reading 1 Gn 9:8-15 God said to Noah and to his sons with him: "See, I am now establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you and with every living creature that was with you: all the birds, and the various tame and wild animals that were with you and came out of the ark.I will establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all bodily creatures be destroyedby the waters of a flood; there shall not be another flood to devastate the earth."God added:"This is the sign that...
  • Essays for Lent: The Church

    02/25/2012 8:44:34 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies · 1+ views ^ | 2001 | Sebastian R. Fama
     The Churchby Sebastian R. FamaThere are those who contend that the Church is not a visible institution but merely the body of believers. However, Jesus compares His Church only to visible things, such as a flock, a body, a house, a city set on a hill, and a kingdom. 1 Timothy 3:15 tells us that the Church is "the pillar and foundation of truth." The words pillar and foundation indicate assurance and stability, not division and confusion, as one finds among the thousands of denominations that have sprung up since the Reformation. It is important to note that it is...
  • Pope Benedict Defends Religious Liberty

    02/25/2012 8:33:51 PM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies · 1+ views ^ | February 23rd, 2012 | Rebecca Ryskind Teti
    Pope Benedict Defends Religious Liberty   PoliticsFebruary 23rd, 2012 Rebecca Ryskind Teti Bishops from the dioceses of Baltimore, Washington and Military Services were in Rome this month, making their requisite ad limina visit to Rome to pray at the tomb of St. Peter and renew their allegiance to his successor.It was a religious duty they were observing, but the Pope chose to speak to them not of prayer or sacraments, but about threats to religious liberty, the proper relations between Church and State and the role of the Catholic citizen in a secular nation.His appeal to all Catholics to defend...
  • He That Came Down From Heaven...John 3 Pt 7

    And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.(John 3:13)Nicodemus was a Religious leader, the ‘Rabbi of Israel’. But he was drawn to seek out the obvious wisdom of an ‘untrained’ itinerant rabbi, Jesus of Nazareth. It was the miracles of Jesus as well as his teaching , that compelled Nicodemus and other leading rabbis to acknowledge that God was with him. Jesus wasted no time at all in the interview, informing Nicodemus that he would have to be born again to be able see...
  • Lenten Station Churches of Rome - - SATURDAY AFTER ASH WEDNESDAY: SANT’AGOSTINO

    02/25/2012 3:07:22 PM PST · by NYer · 2 replies
    pnac ^ | February 25, 2012
    Coming from the busy streets near Piazza Navona, we find ourselves a quiet square before the graceful façade of today’s station. Originally the liturgy of today was celebrated in the church of St. Tryphon. This was an older church which once stood near here but was demolished to make room for the adjacent Augustinian convent, which was later confiscated by the Italian government after the invasion of Rome in 1870. The church of St. Augustine, under the patronage of the great pastor and author of the fourth and fifth centuries, dates back to the medieval period, with the first...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    02/25/2012 1:27:47 PM PST · by Irish Rose · 16 replies
    February 25, 2012 | Irish Rose
    It was you who opened up springs and streams; you dried up the ever flowing rivers. The day is yours, and yours also the night; you established the sun and moon. It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth; you made both summer and winter. (Psalm 74:15-17)
  • How Can These Things Be?...(Nicodemus) John 3 Pt 6

    Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?( John 3:9-12)The third chapter of John allows us in on a conversation between Jesus and one of the great Rabbis of Israel, the Pharisee and Sanhedrinist,...
  • Oliver Stone’s Son Converts to Islam, Defends Iranian Regime

    02/25/2012 10:46:43 AM PST · by sreastman · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Faith Issues ^ | 2/25/2012 | Mark Ellis
    Oliver Stone’s Son Converts to Islam, Defends Iranian Regime by Mark Ellis, Godreports The son of controversial filmmaker Oliver Stone converted to Islam in the Iranian city of Isfahan on Valentine’s Day, then met with Iran’s leaders and declared his solidarity with their nuclear ambitions. “I am a Jewish Christian Muslim,” Sean Stone told CNN’s Piers Morgan on February 23rd. “I want to be able to understand all three religions and have a dialog with people all across the board. We don’t need to fight each other because of the book.” Sean’s father won several Academy Awards for films such...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: SEQUENCE, 02-25-12

    02/25/2012 10:23:16 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies · 2+ views ^ | 02-25-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):SEQUENCE A hymn of joy in varying meter sung or recited before the Gospel at Mass on certain feast days. Thos that have survived are the Easter Victimae Paschali, the Veni Sancte Spiritus at Pentecost, and the Lauda Sion for Corpus Christi. The Dies Irae at some Masses for the Dead is not, strictly speaking, a liturgical sequence. (Etym. Latin sequentia, a following, sequence.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Following the Truth: Listening To Mary’s Voice – Part 4 (The Magnificat) [Catholic Caucus]

    02/25/2012 9:35:14 AM PST · by Salvation · 14 replies ^ | Feb 6th, 2012 | Gary Zimak
    Listening To Mary’s Voice – Part 4 (The Magnificat) Feb 6th, 2012by Gary Zimak. As we continue our look at Mary’s words in the Bible, the scene shifts from Mary’s encounter with Gabriel (the Annunciation) and moves to her visit with Elizabeth (the Visitation).  After traveling in haste to be with her pregnant relative, Mary is greeted with the words:“Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.  And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?  For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached...
  • Dr. Stanley's 30 Life Principles

    02/25/2012 8:06:24 AM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 49 replies ^ | Not Dated | Dr. Charles Stanley
    1. Our intimacy with God – His highest priority for our lives – determines the impact of our lives. More about Our Intimacy with God 2. Obey God and leave all the consequences to Him. More about A Life of Obedience 3. God’s Word is an immovable anchor in times of storm. More about Our Anchor in Times of Storm 4. The awareness of God’s presence energizes us for our work. More about Energized by His Presence 5. God does not require us to understand His will, just obey it, even if it seems unreasonable. More about The Unreasonable Will...
  • The Sisters and Universal Health Care: Forgetting What Religion Is

    02/25/2012 7:59:44 AM PST · by NYer · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | February 24, 2012 | Jeff Mirus
    You may already have seen our news story, Liberal nuns file brief in support of Obama health-care plan. And you may have wondered, as I have, when something will be done to (a) bring wayward communities of women religious into fidelity to Christ and the Church, and (b) bring so-called Catholic social and health service organizations firmly under Catholic control.The signals from Rome following the Apostolic Visitation of Women Religious indicate a tendency to back away from a confrontation. However, the same was true following the first Apostolic Visitation of American seminaries back in the 1980s, yet between the first and the...
  • Former Anglicans make thanksgiving pilgrimage to Rome

    02/25/2012 4:58:40 AM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    cna ^ | February 24, 2012 | David Kerr
    Monsignor Keith Newton and other members of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham pose in St. Peter's Basilica Rome, Italy, Feb 24, 2012 / 05:17 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Over 100 former Anglicans from the British Isles concluded a pilgrimage to Rome Feb. 24 in thanksgiving for the creation of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. “It has been quite poignant because almost all of the people who are with me were not Catholics until Easter last year,” Monsignor Keith Newton, the head of the U.K. ordinariate told CNA on Feb. 24. The ordinariate was established...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/25/12)[Prayer]

    02/25/2012 4:11:08 AM PST · by left that other site · 30 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/25/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Book Of Zechariah Chapter 13 1. In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness. 2. And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered: and also I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of the land. 3. And it shall come to pass, that...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-25-12

    02/24/2012 10:38:20 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies · 2+ views ^ | 02-25-12 | Revised New American Bibll
    February 25, 2012   Saturday after Ash Wednesday   Reading 1 Is 58:9b-14 Thus says the LORD:If you remove from your midst oppression,false accusation and malicious speech;If you bestow your bread on the hungryand satisfy the afflicted;Then light shall rise for you in the darkness,and the gloom shall become for you like midday;Then the LORD will guide you alwaysand give you plenty even on the parched land.He will renew your strength,and you shall be like a watered garden,like a spring whose water never fails.The ancient ruins shall be rebuilt for your sake,and the foundations from ages past you shall raise...
  • Baptism of Disciples or Water Baptism

    02/24/2012 10:03:39 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 18 replies
    Happy Heralds, Inc. ^ | circa 2004 | Dr. Fred Wittman
    INTRODUCTION:        This is another chapter in the study of the Seven Baptisms, one book of the series entitled, Fundamental Facts For Searching Saints (Acts 2:41,42). Baptism has quite a significant meaning in The God’s Word according to the viewpoint of The God. What does baptism mean to you? How does your meaning of Baptism by The Holy Spirit compare with The God’s as clarified by His Dearly Beloved Son?    In order to fix the basic facts firmly in our minds, a brief review is always helpful. The word “baptism” is the translation of the Greek noun ÎČÎŹÏ€Ï„ÎčσΌα (BĂĄhp-teesmah). It comes from the verb ÎČÎ±Ï€Ï„ÎŻÎ¶Ï‰Â (bahptĂ©ez0) translated ‘baptize’ and...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes & Nation

    02/24/2012 8:21:44 PM PST · by tajgirvan · 15 replies · 1+ views
    2-24-12 | tajgirvan
    ” You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You. Trust in the LORD forever, For in YAH, the LORD is everlasting strength.” Isaiah 26:3,4
  • Essays for Lent: The Bible

    02/24/2012 7:36:37 PM PST · by Salvation · 9 replies ^ | 2001 | Sebastian R. Fama
     The Bibleby Sebastian R. FamaThe Bible has been translated into more languages and has sold more copies than any other book in the history of mankind. It was written by numerous authors over a period of 1500 years. It was written in several languages on three different continents, and yet it is internally consistent in all that it teaches. It presents a message so profound that countless numbers of believers have gone to their deaths rather than deny it. Those who believe that the Scriptures were divinely inspired do not do so blindly. The divine inspiration of the Bible is...
  • White House and State Department Appeal for Iranian Pastor’s Life

    02/24/2012 5:24:03 PM PST · by sreastman · 6 replies
    Faith Issues ^ | 2/24/2012 | Steve Eastman
    White House and State Department Appeal for Iranian Pastor’s Life by Steve Eastman No one outside the government of Iran knows for know for sure if Youcef Nadarkhani is still alive. It’s believed his execution order has already been signed. Despite pressure from Iranian officials, the 34 year-old pastor has refused to deny Christ and “accept the prophet Muhammad as his savior." He was first detained by the Islamic regime in 2009. This week the White House released this statement: “The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms reports that Iranian authorities’ reaffirmed a death sentence for Iranian Pastor...
  • Vanity: Need recommendations for a new Catholic missal

    02/24/2012 3:56:14 PM PST · by PatriotGirl827 · 27 replies
    Feb. 24, 2012 | PatriotGirl827
    I'm looking for a weekday missal with the new translations. The St. Joseph set like the one I currently have is coming out in March or April, I believe. I was checking around on the internet and there are others already available, such as the one published by Magnificat (as well as their monthly periodical one). Then there is another one called the Daily Roman Missal. Can my fellow Catholics please make suggestions, or tell me what you use for daily mass and why you like it? I appreciate your input very much. God bless you all during this holy...
  • Days of Praise [Creation Devotional]

    02/24/2012 2:16:50 PM PST · by Sopater · 2 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | February 24 | John D. Morris, Ph.D.
    Witnesses of the Trinity February 24, 2012  "Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, here am I; send me." (Isaiah 6:8)  In this passage we see, perhaps, a hint of the triune nature of the Godhead. It is as if God the Father is inquiring of God the Son and God the Spirit as to whom other than one of them would be an effective representative for them. Isaiah, in his freshly forgiven and purified state (vv. 6-7), offers to accept the commission and...

    02/24/2012 2:07:37 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies · 3+ views
    pnac ^ | February 24, 2012
    Passing under the arches which stretch over the Clivio Scauri we come around the side of this ancient church, built over several Roman ruins. Among these is the house in which the patrons of this church witnessed to their faith with their lives. Ss. John and Paul were soldiers who were chosen to serve as functionaries in the Imperial household in the middle of the fourth century. Although the Imperial family was often in heresy with regard to many of the theological disputes of this time, these two saints were able to continue in their offices while holding to...
  • Student Sues Over Punishment Received After He Expressed His Religious Belief Opposing Homosexuality

    02/24/2012 12:54:26 PM PST · by Thomas More Law Center · 16 replies · 1+ views
    The Thomas More Law Center filed a federal lawsuit yesterday afternoon against the Howell Public School District located in Howell, Michigan, and teacher, Johnson (“Jay”) McDowell, for punishment and humiliation heaped on a student after he expressed his religious belief opposing homosexuality when asked by the teacher during class. [copy of lawsuit] The student, Daniel Glowacki, a junior at Howell High at the time of the incident, was specifically asked by McDowell about his feelings on homosexuals. Daniel responded that as a Catholic he was offended by the gay and lesbian lifestyle. Because of his answer, Daniel was ordered to...
  • TMLC files Suit against Navy Over Repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell"

    02/24/2012 12:54:02 PM PST · by Thomas More Law Center · 4 replies
    The Thomas More Law Center, this past Tuesday, filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of the Navy. The purpose of the lawsuit is to obtain records believed to show intentional deception by the Pentagon to gain congressional support for repeal of the 1993 law regarding open homosexual conduct in the military, usually called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Erin E. Mersino, the Thomas More Law Center attorney handling the case, explained the reason for the lawsuit, “Based on what we know thus far, the Pentagon engaged in a pattern of deception in its efforts to persuade...
  • Born From Above...John 3 pt 5

    02/24/2012 12:23:12 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 11 replies · 2+ views
    That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.( John 3:6-8)The Apostle John likes to use words in his gospel that have two meanings, both of which apply to the text. For example in John 11 When Lazarus died, Jesus told th disciples that “Lazarus sleeps”....
  • Meditation for the Day

    02/24/2012 11:56:35 AM PST · by NKP_Vet ^ | February 24, 2012
    Share your love, your joy, your happiness, your time, your food, your money, gladly with all. Give out all the love you can with a glad, free heart and hand. Do all you can for others and back will come countless stores of blessings. Sharing draws others to you. Take all who come as sent by God and give them a royal welcome. You may never see the results of your sharing. Today they may not need you, but tomorrow may bring results from the sharing you did today.
  • Time Magazine Op-Ed: Perhaps “Some Time in Jail” for Catholic Bishops Defending Religious Liberty

    02/24/2012 11:29:21 AM PST · by marshmallow · 35 replies
    Catholic ^ | 2/23/12 | John Powers
    Nothing defines a modern liberal better than a opportunity to deny fundamental rights to political opponents. Case in point, a Time Magazine Ideas! Blogger Erika Christakis has some rather aggressive ones directed at Catholic Bishops Let’s see what our society would look like if we all had the luxury of imposing our unfettered will. At a minimum, the Catholic bishops and employers resisting contraceptive coverage should be willing to pay for the care of all those unwanted children. Or perhaps they’d be willing to spend some time in jail in protest. At my taxpaying expense, of course.Christakis, who claims some...
  • Richard Dawkins: I can't be sure God does not exist (Is world's foremost atheist an agnostic now?)

    02/24/2012 10:12:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 190 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 02/24/2012 | John Bingham
    He is regarded as the most famous atheist in the world but last night Professor Richard Dawkins admitted he could not be sure that God does not exist. He told the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, that he preferred to call himself an agnostic rather than an atheist. The two men were taking part in a public “dialogue” at Oxford University at the end of a week which has seen bitter debate about the role of religion in public life in Britain. Last week Baroness Warsi, the Tory party chairman, warned of a tide of “militant secularism” challenging the...