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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...