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  • Catholic And Protestant Journalists, Websites Abuzz About Coming False Prophet "Petrus Romanus"

    04/03/2012 4:09:57 PM PDT · by sreastman · 23 replies
    Raiders News Network ^ | 4/3/2012 | Steve Eastman
    Catholic And Protestant Journalists, Websites Abuzz About Coming False Prophet "Petrus Romanus," Has He Arrived? by Steve Eastman, Raiders News Network The False Prophet is the forgotten figure in end time prophecy. There is plenty of speculation about who the Anti-Christ is, but very little about his “promoter.” Yet if we look deeply enough, we can discover what evangelicals and Catholics have believed about this personality, although there seems to be plenty of room for multiple interpretations in both camps. We begin by taking what at first glance appear to be bit of a rabbit trail, but it’s actually to...
  • To Open Blinded Eyes...Servant Songs pt 4

    Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law. Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens,...
  • Sex education- Jesuit style- with added feminism

    04/03/2012 2:52:21 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 1 replies
    In the Lassale House in Switzerland, which is run by the Jesuits, courses will now be also offered from May onwards giving "time and space for sensuality." Swiss media speak in this context of "sex courses", a term rejected by Christian Rutishauser, the Jesuit in charge.  In the Luzerner-Zeitung, Rutishauser can promote his courses, claiming that the Church has so far actually specified "particular obligations" and set "framework conditions for sex" (within marriage).
  • Days of Praise [Creation Devotional]

    04/03/2012 11:53:24 AM PDT · by Sopater · 1 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | April 03 | Henry Morris, Ph.D.
    Man and His Labor April 3, 2012  "Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening." (Psalm 104:23)  The 104th Psalm is a beautiful psalm of creation and the Flood, supplemented by God's providential care of His creatures in the post-Flood world. Our text makes man's activity seem almost incidental in the grand scope of God's activities on behalf of His whole creation.   Nevertheless, it reminds us of God's first great commission to mankind concerning that creation. "Have dominion . . . over all the earth . . . to dress it and to...
  • Catholics in Italy Told Ashes of Dead Cannot be Scattered

    04/03/2012 11:25:20 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 3/30/12 | David Kerr
    Rome, Italy, Mar 30, 2012 / 01:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic Church in Italy has issued new guidelines that rule out scattering the cremated remains of a person or the keeping them in an urn at home. “Cremation is considered as concluded when the urn is deposited in the cemetery,” says the appendix to the new edition of Funeral Rites issued by Italian Episcopal Conference. “The practice of spreading ashes in the wild or keeping them in places other than the cemetery,” it adds, “raises many concerns about its full consistency with the Christian faith, especially when they imply...
  • Baptism on the Chopping Block as Sacrament of Initiation into The Episcopal Church

    04/03/2012 11:20:36 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 3/28/12 | Mary Ann Mueller
    A jettisoning of the faith, one mis-action at a timeLittle by little, the foundation of faith in The Episcopal Church is being reduced to ruins and the once grand colonial church of the Reformation is being progressively transformed into a social action agency. The latest proposed element to chip away at core Anglican beliefs is the Diocese of East Oregon's desire to offer Holy Communion to anyone who approaches the altar rail with their hands upraised. Baptism would not be a prerequisite. The Diocese of East Oregon has made it a matter of Communion without Baptism. Apparently, it was the...
  • Cardinal Ranjith to his Clergy: Communion on the Tongue Only and While Kneeling is Mandatory

    04/03/2012 11:13:12 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    As reported last year on Rorate the Archbishop of Colombo in Sri Lanka, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, has restored in his archdiocese the practice of communion on the tongue only and while kneeling. Last month, on the Feast of St. Joseph, he reiterated in an address to his clergy that this manner of receiving communion is mandatory for all of the faithful in his territory, even during outdoor Masses (emphasis mine): May I also remind you once again that in all Churches and Chapels in the Archdiocese Holy Communion is to be administered only on the tongue and kneeling. This should...
  • Cardinal sees problems with SSPX

    04/03/2012 10:05:52 AM PDT · by Gillibrand
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 3rd April 2012 | Cathcon
    Cardinal Karl Josef Becker sees big problems for an agreement between the Vatican and the traditionalist SSPX "to combine both positions, that's difficult," the Jesuit said in an interview with the Cologne diocesan church newspaper on Sunday. He has worked as a consultant to the CDF during the negotiations between the SSPX. Pope Benedict XVI in mid-March asked the SSPX to clarify by April 15 their position and to avoid a breach with Rome.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: WESTERN SCHISM, 04-03-12

    04/03/2012 8:45:00 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies ^ | 04-03-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):WESTERN SCHISM Widespread division in Catholic unity caused by rival claims to the Papacy. In the Western Schism (1378-1417) there were two and later three claimants to the Papacy at the same time. The election of Urban VI (1318-89) was challenged post factum by thirteen of his cardinal electors, who in 1378 chose Clement VII as Avignon Pope in his stead. After thirty years of fruitless efforts to settle the rift, a council of prelates at Pisa in 1409 sought to depose the Roman and Avignon pontiffs and elected Alexander V. Finally the schism was healed...
  • Faithful Say Image of Jesus Draws them to Ursuline Chapel [Video]

    04/03/2012 7:14:29 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    NEW ORLEANS – The Ursuline chapel in Uptown New Orleans is home to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, but for the past 12 days, it has also been home to hundreds of faithful who are coming in to see what they say is a vision of Jesus on a pillar. “I think this is so extraordinary,” said Charles Davis . “You can see the crown of thorns on Jesus. You can see his face. It’s just very extraordinary.” Word of the image has spread and people are coming from near and far to see it. The...
  • Passover Video

    04/03/2012 6:18:06 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/23/2012 | Chief Rabbi of SA
    This is one video you want to watch sometime BEFORE Friday (Passover). It tells, with beautiful music, in just over 6 min, the story of the Jewish people, from their deliverance from Egypt to today's threat from Iran! Video at this link
  • Pray for our American Heroes and our Nation

    04/03/2012 5:47:54 AM PDT · by WhatNot · 10 replies
    Let the wicked forsake his way,and the unrighteous man his thoughts:and let him return unto the Lord,and he will have mercy upon him;and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. (Isaiah 55:7)
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (4/3/12)[Prayer]

    04/03/2012 5:26:22 AM PDT · by left that other site · 27 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/3/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Book Of Exodus Chapter 17 Water from the Rock 1. Then all the congregation of the children of Israel set out on their journey from the Wilderness of Sin, according to the commandment of the LORD, and camped in Rephidim; but there was no water for the people to drink. 2. Therefore the people contended with Moses, and said, “Give us water, that we may drink.” So Moses said to them, “Why do you contend with me? Why do you tempt the LORD?””” 3. And the people thirsted there for water, and...
  • The systems. Love one another. We are all a work in progress.

    04/03/2012 4:53:33 AM PDT · by jesus4life · 4 replies
    Faith | GOD-inspired
    The systems we serve. The way out. We are all a work in progress. May we have patience for one another's growth process.
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - April 3, 2012 [Devotional]

    04/03/2012 4:40:07 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies ^ | Today | Joel Osteen
    Same Spirit, Same Power Today's Scripture "And if the Spirit of Him Who raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, [then] He Who raised up Christ Jesus from the dead will also restore to life your mortal (short-lived, perishable) bodies through His Spirit Who dwells in you" (Romans 8:11, AMP) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria When you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, the Bible tells us that the Holy Spirit makes His home inside of you. That's God Himself, the same Spirit with the same power that raised Jesus from the dead! His resurrection...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [April 3, 2012]

    04/03/2012 4:37:23 AM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies
    "If You Had Known!" "If you had known . . . in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes" —Luke 19:42 Jesus entered Jerusalem triumphantly and the city was stirred to its very foundations, but a strange god was there-the pride of the Pharisees. It was a god that seemed religious and upright, but Jesus compared it to “whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness” (Matthew 23:27).What is it that blinds you to the peace of God...
  • In prophecy - Jesus corrects people who misinterpret a particular Bible verse

    04/03/2012 3:56:12 AM PDT · by stpio · 42 replies
    Maybe, this is why Tebow's former team lost (humor, God doesn't get involved in sports). The messenger, Kevin Barrett is a non-Catholic Christian who usually receives a teaching type of message. Our Lord is getting everyone ready to become one in belief. April 1, 2012 Message to Kevin Barrett Last night in my time with the Lord, He said these words to me: Tell My people that My love for them is great and everlasting. Word from the Lord: Oh, My people, hear Me this day. Why do you still not heed My warnings? Time is short, My people. And...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-03-12, Tuesday of the Holy Week

    04/02/2012 10:55:32 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.orgRNAB ^ | 04-03-12 | Revised New American Bible
      April 3, 2012   Tuesday of the Holy Week   Reading 1 Is 49:1-6 Hear me, O islands,listen, O distant peoples.The LORD called me from birth,from my mother's womb he gave me my name.He made of me a sharp-edged swordand concealed me in the shadow of his arm.He made me a polished arrow,in his quiver he hid me.You are my servant, he said to me,Israel, through whom I show my glory. Though I thought I had toiled in vain,and for nothing, uselessly, spent my strength,Yet my reward is with the LORD,my recompense is with my God.For now the...
  • Yes, you can actually live sin free and happy as a child!

    04/02/2012 8:58:12 PM PDT · by fabian · 32 replies ^ | 04/02/12 | fabian
    Here is a very simple and real explaination of how you can return to your former happy state and deal with the insanity of a socialist takeover of our once free nation. And a very effective mental exercise to get you onto that yellow brick road now!
  • Essays for Lent: Contraception

    04/02/2012 8:51:36 PM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies ^ | 2005 | Sebastian R. Fama
     Contraceptionby Sebastian R. FamaDiscussions on subjects such as the Trinity or the Eucharist can usually be kept on the intellectual level. But when it comes to a subject like contraception a person’s position may be influenced by forces beyond mere intellect. That’s because what people believe on this issue can have a profound impact on their lives. Consequently, people aren’t always willing to consider the arguments against contraception.Up until 1930, all Christian bodies taught that contraception was illicit. At that time the Anglican Church decided that it was permissible for "grave reasons in a marriage." It wasn’t long before "grave...
  • The Uncomfortable Church [Orthodox Caucus]

    04/02/2012 8:41:02 PM PDT · by bad company · 3 replies
    Gladsome Light Dialogues – An Orthodox Blog ^ | March 30th, 2012 | Fr. Vasile Tudora
    On the fifth Thursday of Lent in the Orthodox Churches we chant the service of the Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete. It is a monumental work of hymnography with more than 250 odes, or verses, to which we also add the lengthy reading of the life of St Mary of Egypt. This makes it probably one of the longest services of Great Lent. If one also a counts the number of prostrations performed after each ode, it becomes also one of the most uncomfortable services for any casual observer. But the length of the service and the physical...
  • Challenging Islam

    04/02/2012 8:02:07 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The Homiletic and Pastoral Review ^ | 3/27/12 | Rev. Michael P. Orsi
    Today, we face a political/religious challenge, Islam, in which, avoiding hard truths, exposes us to a real and present danger. I am not disposed toward the soothingly facile idea embodied in the popular expression, “Let’s agree to disagree.” That trite phrase, intended to avoid confrontation, generally has the effect of delaying, or defeating entirely, any attempt to uncover the truth or error at the root of the question under disagreement. Indeed, agreeing to disagree is what allowed slavery to continue in America for three quarters of a century after the Constitution was ratified. And, it remains a favorite concept of...
  • The Ten Commandments (vanity)

    04/02/2012 6:36:46 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 2 replies
    Former Fetus
    Yesterday I was watching The Ten Commandments on YouTube. I was thrilled to find the complete movie! I don't know how long it will be there, but for the time being you can watch it HERE . I was enjoying the parting of the Red Sea, beginning at about 3:08 when I thought I heard on the background Hatikvah, the Israeli national anthem. I replayed it a few times and I still think it can be heard on and off, very softly. Does anybody know if that is really Hatikvah?It may seem like a small detail, but I got to...
  • Days of Praise [Creation Devotional]

    04/02/2012 4:32:19 PM PDT · by Sopater · 1 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | April 02 | John D. Morris, Ph.D.
    Preached in All Creation April 2, 2012  "If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister." (Colossians 1:23)  Many times Christians piously say, "Why get worked up over creation, why don't you just preach the gospel?" But such a question reveals a faulty knowledge of what "the gospel" consists of, for, as has been noted many times on these pages, the gospel consists not only of...
  • Catholic Caucus: News of Great Joy (pure, unabashed vanity)

    04/02/2012 4:27:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Folks, I have news of great joy for you all. Please see the following image:
  • † Traditional True Mass Propers : Dominica in Palmis ~ Passiontide : Palm Sunday †

    04/02/2012 3:37:17 PM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 36 replies
    Robert Drobot | Anno Dómini 1 April 2012 | Most Holy Trinity
    Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus Traditional True Holy Mass Propers † Dominica in Palmis ~ Palm Sunday ( Passiontide ) † Anno Dómini 1 April 2012 † Statio ad S. Joannem in Laterano ~ Station at Saint John Lateran † Commemorating† The Feast of Saint Mary of Egypt † ( Observed A.D. 2 April 2012 ) Color: Violaceus ~ Violet Vestments I Classis ~ First Class Observance Dómine, ne longe fácias auxílium tuum a me: ad defensiónem meam áspice: líbera me de ore leónis, et a córnibus unicornuórum humilitátem meam.... ( Lord, do not stand at a distance, if Thou...
  • WaPo Blog Says Jesus Would Support Obamacare

    04/02/2012 2:48:12 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 27 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | April 2, 2012 | JP
    I just read the latest screed by Anthony Stevens-Arroyo, in the “On Faith” section of The Washington Post. The left-wing Catholic presumes to question the faith of those who oppose Obamacare. “The question of health care insurance is an example of how persons professing to be the most religious among us can nonetheless violate basic teachings of Jesus,” writes Stevens-Arroyo, whose brand of Catholicism would be alien to Pope Benedict XVI. “It goes against Christian discipleship,” he asserts, “to repeal the Affordable Care Act without offering a substitute that will provide for 40 million uninsured, most of them children.” That...
  • Occupy SF: Protesters Take Over Catholic Church Building

    04/02/2012 12:31:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | 4/2/12 | Erin Sherbert
    ​Occupy SF is back in action -- and just in time for Easter! The group last night stormed a vacant building that is reportedly owned by the San Francisco Archdiocese, which they plan to turn into a "permanent occupation" for the city's homeless. Now why didn't Gavin Newsom think of that one? The protesters' occupied the two-story commercial building, located at 888 Turk St., after an afternoon rally and march. The Chron reports that the building is the former music facility of the nearby Sacred Heart Cathedral High School and located within sight of archdiocesan headquarters at St. Mary's Cathedral....
  • Mexico Considers Religious Reforms After Pope's Visit

    04/02/2012 10:22:59 AM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies
    Christian Post ^ | April 2, 2012
    A major step forward for religious rights in Mexico was made this week, just days after Pope Benedict XVI visited the country, as the nation's Senate approved a constitutional reform that guarantees people the right to celebrate religious events.The senators voted 72-35 in favor of the change on March 28, but at least 16 of Mexico's 31 state legislatures must still approve the reform, The Associated Press reported.Although 76.5 percent of Mexico's population is Roman Catholic, according to the CIA's World Factbook, the country has no official religion, and in the past has held harsh anti-clerical laws and restrictions -- the...
  • Always remember how the love of CHRIST changed your life.

    04/02/2012 9:36:09 AM PDT · by jesus4life · 22 replies
    Faith | GOD-inspired
    Before I begin. A little side note for certain readers: Focus on the message, and not the type O's and the grammatical errors. This message is not an english paper. My apologies to those that are looking for that kind of content of perfection here. Sorry,we all speak and write differently, so, it's not my focus; and impossible to please everyone. So for those of you that do focus on these kinds of thing, I am quite sure with your intelligence you can comprehend the message. Thanks for your specific time and patience. Those people, please keep this message above...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: AUTHORITY, 04-02-12

    04/02/2012 9:25:13 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 04-02-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):AUTHORITY The right of a society to direct and compel the members to co-operate toward the attainment of the end of that society. Ultimately all authority in a society comes from God but in different ways, depending on the kind of society. In a conventional society, founded by the free agreement of men and women who set its purpose and choose its means, God is the final source of authority, but indirectly, in the sense that he is the source of everything. He created the persons who form the society and gave them the faculties by...
  • LDS Proxy Marriage Rites Bind Slaves to Slavemasters for Eternity, including Jefferson and Hemmings

    04/02/2012 9:05:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Religious Dispatches ^ | 04/02/2012 | Joanna Brooks
    Yesterday, Religion Dispatches contributor Max Mueller published a piece at Slate detailing posthumous marriage rites performed in LDS temples that have wed Mormon and non-Mormon slaveholders to their former slave concubines—including Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemmings. The article sheds light on another form of posthumous religious rites performed in LDS temples. In addition to posthumous baptisms, LDS Church members routinely perform proxy temple marriages or “sealings” for their ancestors and other deceased couples. Church doctrine teaches that marriages performed within LDS temples “seal” husband and wife together not only for mortality but for eternity. Mormonism uniquely emphasizes eternal marriage as...
  • Authority and Its Discontents

    04/02/2012 7:19:38 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 4/2/12 | Christopher Manion
    The Church’s response to the ObamaCare Mandate calls to mind this journal’s original name, Catholicism in Crisis. Today the Church confronts a crisis – “an invasion of our religious freedom,” Donald Cardinal Wuerl calls it — and the outcome is far from certain. The Mandate is only one in a flood of attacks that will confront the Church in coming years, and our response is hobbled by several problems of our own making. So we have a steep mountain to climb. Even though the bishops have been allied with the Democrat Party for a century, and have advocated government health...
  • Homs: The City that is a Symbol of Today’s Syrian Turmoil Once Produced a Pope

    04/02/2012 7:09:26 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    La Stampa-Vatican Insider ^ | 3/21/12 | Giorgio Bernardelli
    Pope Anicetus was the tenth successor of Peter. This land also produced Bishop Nemesius, the great 4th-century philosopherThe horrific images of the tortured bodies of women and children have made this city into a symbol of Syria’s current turmoil. But what few know is that Homs - the third largest city in Syria after Damascus and Aleppo - also has a significant Christian history and even produced a Pope for the Church of Rome. He was called Anicetus, and he was the tenth successor of Peter. He came from Emesa - as Homs was called in the ancient world -...
  • Being an American Catholic Today: The Historical (and Current) Challenge

    04/02/2012 7:01:39 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The Homiletic and Pastoral Review ^ | 3/31/12 | Fr. Richard Gribble CSC
    It is important to understand how the American Catholic experience is unique in the history of the Church.Is it possible for one to be both an American, and Catholic, in the 21st century? Today, most American Catholics, in fact most people, in the United States or elsewhere, would answer unhesitatingly, “Yes.” As religious tolerance, at least in the western world, is normative, and the basic human freedom of choice is equally accepted, the question seems rather awkward, if not ridiculous. Why would anyone perceive or believe that a specific religious and national choice could not be sufficiently compatible to allow...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes

    04/02/2012 5:31:54 AM PDT · by jackv · 28 replies
    4-2-12 | jackv
    "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."(John 14:27) "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)
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - April 2, 2012 [Devotional]

    04/02/2012 4:42:34 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies ^ | Today | Joel Osteen
    It is Finished Today's Scripture "I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns" (Philippians 1:6, NLT) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria The last thing Jesus said on the cross was, "It is finished." At that moment, it certainly looked like the end. It looked like it was over. But I believe that wasn't just a statement of fact, it was a statement of faith. He was saying to Father God, "I've done My part. I've fulfilled My destiny....
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [April 2, 2012]

    04/02/2012 4:40:56 AM PDT · by Vision · 4 replies
    The Glory That’s Unsurpassed ". . . the Lord Jesus . . . has sent me that you may receive your sight . . ." —Acts 9:17 When Paul received his sight, he also received spiritual insight into the Person of Jesus Christ. His entire life and preaching from that point on were totally consumed with nothing but Jesus Christ— “For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified” (1 Corinthians 2:2). Paul never again allowed anything to attract and hold the attention of his mind and soul except the face of Jesus...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(4/2/12)[Prayer]

    04/02/2012 4:38:00 AM PDT · by left that other site · 24 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/2/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Book Of Exodus Chapter 16 Bread from Heaven 1. And they journeyed from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came to the Wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they departed from the land of Egypt. 2. Then the whole congregation of the children of Israel complained against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. 3. And the children of Israel said to them, “Oh, that we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update - April 1st, 2012 (Dispensational Caucus)

    04/02/2012 3:46:17 AM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 1, 2012 | Uploaded by alohabibleprophecy
    Mid-East Prophecy Update - April 1, 2012 This week's topic: Pastor JD peels back the prophetic layers and gets to the core issue of Bible Prophecy, Israel.
  • Getting You Through The Day

    04/02/2012 12:48:59 AM PDT · by EnglishCon · 7 replies
    04/02/2012 | EnglishCon
    I posted the Litany of Humility on another thread, and it reminded me of the Litany I use the most. Not one from the Church. Not Blessed or approved, but one that has frequently helped me get through the day. "I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing......Only I will remain."...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-02-12. Monday of Holy Week

    04/01/2012 8:57:32 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies ^ | 04-02-12 | Revised New American Bible
    April 2, 2012   Monday of Holy Week   Reading 1 Is 42:1-7 Here is my servant whom I uphold,my chosen one with whom I am pleased,Upon whom I have put my Spirit;he shall bring forth justice to the nations,Not crying out, not shouting,not making his voice heard in the street.A bruised reed he shall not break,and a smoldering wick he shall not quench,Until he establishes justice on the earth;the coastlands will wait for his teaching. Thus says God, the LORD,who created the heavens and stretched them out,who spreads out the earth with its crops,Who gives breath to its...
  • Essays for Lent: Abstinence

    04/01/2012 7:30:08 PM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies ^ | 2005 | Sebastian R. Fama
     Abstinenceby Sebastian R. FamaThe concept of sexual abstinence is not as popular as it once was. Tragically, even some Church goers have little or no regard for it. They choose to follow the lead of pop culture rather than the teachings of their faith. Even so, most men and women, at least subconsciously, believe that fornication (sex outside of marriage) is wrong.The standard defense for condoning fornication is usually a variation of the following: "There’s nothing wrong with sleeping with someone you really love. " Curiously, the same men who say this to their girlfriends say the opposite to their...
  • Following the Truth: Whoever Exalts Himself Will Be Humbled…

    04/01/2012 6:29:54 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Following the ^ | Mar 6th, 2012 | Gary Zimak
    Whoever Exalts Himself Will Be Humbled… Mar 6th, 2012by Gary Zimak.  …but whoever humbles himself will be exalted. (Matthew 23:12)Whether it involves our practice of attending daily Mass, praying the rosary or performing charitable acts, the Lord’s words are clear. Being Catholic involves A LOT more than just thoughts and words. While all of these spiritual practices are essential parts of our faith, we have to remember that we’re also called to LOVE and SERVE one another. Jesus gave us the supreme example of what it means to serve. One of the best ways to serve is to SHARE what...
  • "That Rock Is Gonna Roll" Easter Video

    04/01/2012 6:27:03 PM PDT · by Emmett McCarthy · 9 replies
    Self-produced | March 31, 2012 | Emmett Grayson
    My song and video for the Easter season
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    04/01/2012 4:42:50 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 12 replies
    4-1-12 | Kitty Mittens
    Psalm 99:4,5 Jehovah Sits in Majesty in Zion, Supreme Above All Rulers of the Earth. Let them Reverence Your Great and Holy Name. This Mighty King is Determined to Give Justice. Fairness is the Touchstone of Everything He Does. He Gives Justice throughout Israel. Exalt the Lord our Holy God! Bow Low Before His Feet.
  • We Will NOT Render Unto Caesar What Belongs to God!

    04/01/2012 2:39:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Courageous Priest ^ | March 31, 2012
    Archbishop Robert Carlson: “Mr. President, We Cannot Comply With This Mandate” “Mr President: restore our religious freedom!”“Brothers and sisters: we must be prepared to suffer for our convictions.” Email Subcribers: There is a video that goes with this post. Click here to watch it. The first few seconds will give you the chills.Will You Stand With Me? Archbishop Robert Carlson -(edited for length) Missouri Life News: My brothers and sisters, we stand here today because of an alarming and serious matter that strikes at our fundamental right to religious freedom. The federal government – which was formed to be ‚of...
  • Prophecy confirms Scripture, a verse read at Mass today

    04/01/2012 1:10:25 PM PDT · by stpio · 59 replies
    I noticed a verse this morning at Mass. In the 1st reading for Psalm Sunday, it is Isaiah 50:6. Prophecy (private revelation) confirms words from the Old Testament, wow~!! Private revelation makes explicit what God has revealed. Isaiah 50:4-7 The Lord hath given me a learned tongue, that I should know how to uphold by word him that is weary: he wakeneth in the morning, in the morning he wakeneth my ear, that I may hear him as a master. [5] The Lord God hath opened my ear, and I do not resist: I have not gone back. [6] I...
  • The Last Eight Days, Part 2 (Dispensational Caucus)

    04/01/2012 12:10:53 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 9 replies ^ | March 31, 2012 | Jack Kelley
    A Prophecy Lesson. Tuesday 12 Nisan Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. “Do you see all these things?” he asked. “I tell you the truth, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.” (Matt. 24:1-2) How this must have astonished the disciples. Over 500 years earlier the prophet Daniel had revealed that beginning with a decree authorizing the reconstruction of Jerusalem, Israel would be given 490 years during which all necessary preparations for the Messianic Kingdom would...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Morality of War

    04/01/2012 11:45:17 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies
    Celledoor.Com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Morality of War 1178. Is war justifiable under any circumstances according to the will of Christ? If all men did the will of Christ there would be no war. But if some people refuse to do the will of Christ, those who desire to fulfill His will may be compelled to fight and may quite lawfully do so. 1179. Did not Christ counsel meekness, and say that if we are smitten on one cheek, we should turn the other? An individual is free to practice heroic meekness where his own rights are concerned, if he so desires. But, when smitten...