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  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [May 1, 2012]

    04/30/2012 4:46:28 AM PDT · by Vision · 4 replies
    Faith— Not Emotion "We walk by faith, not by sight" —2 Corinthians 5:7 For a while, we are fully aware of God’s concern for us. But then, when God begins to use us in His work, we begin to take on a pitiful look and talk only of our trials and difficulties. And all the while God is trying to make us do our work as hidden people who are not in the spotlight. None of us would be hidden spiritually if we could help it. Can we do our work when it seems that God has sealed up...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - April 30, 2012 [Devotional]

    04/30/2012 4:37:27 AM PDT · by Vision · 4 replies
    www.joelosteen.com ^ | Today | Joel Osteen
    Hiding in the Right Place Today's Scripture In the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock Psalm 27:5, NIV. Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Have you ever watched children play hide and seek? They look for the best place to hide in the house or yard and wait quietly for their friend to try to find them. Its a fun game for kids, but even as adults, we need a good place to hide from time to...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [April 30, 2012]

    04/30/2012 4:35:35 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Spontaneous Love "Love suffers long and is kind . . ." —1 Corinthians 13:4 Love is not premeditated—it is spontaneous; that is, it bursts forth in extraordinary ways. There is nothing of precise certainty in Paul’s description of love. We cannot predetermine our thoughts and actions by saying, “Now I will never think any evil thoughts, and I will believe everything that Jesus would have me to believe.” No, the characteristic of love is spontaneity. We don’t deliberately set the statements of Jesus before us as our standard, but when His Spirit is having His way with us, we...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (4/30/12)[Prayer]

    04/30/2012 4:14:46 AM PDT · by left that other site · 20 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/30/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Psalm 27 A Psalm of David 1. 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? 2. When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. 3. Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident. 4. One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek...
  • Traditional True Mass Propers : Dominica Tertia Post Pascha ~ Third Sunday after Easter

    04/29/2012 9:06:04 PM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 53 replies
    Robert Drobot | Anno Dmini 29 April 2012 | Most Holy Trinity
    Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus Traditional True Holy Mass Propers Dominica Tertia Post Pascha ~ Third Sunday after Easter Anno Dmini 29 April 2012 Commemorating Holy Saint Caterina Benincasa ( Catherine of Siena ), Doctor of His Church ( Observed Anno Dmini 30 April 2012 ) Color : Albus/White Vestments I Classis ~ First Class Observance Jubilte Deo, omnis terra, allelja: psalmum dcite nmini ejus, allelja, date glriam laudi ejus, allelja, allelja, allelja.... ( Shout with joy to God, all the earth, alleluia: sing ye a psalm to His Name, alleluia: give glory to His praise, alleluia,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-30-12, Optional Memorial, St. Pius V, Pope

    04/29/2012 8:18:54 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-30-12 | Revised New American Bible
    April 30, 2012 Monday of the Fourth Week of Easter Reading 1Acts 11:1-18 The Apostles and the brothers who were in Judeaheard that the Gentiles too had accepted the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalemthe circumcised believers confronted him, saying,'You entered the house of uncircumcised people and ate with them." Peter began and explained it to them step by step, saying,"I was at prayer in the city of Joppawhen in a trance I had a vision,something resembling a large sheet coming down,lowered from the sky by its four corners, and it came to...
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks at Miami-Dade church about importance of voting

    04/29/2012 7:55:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | April 29, 2012 | Diana Moskovitz
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson preached Sunday afternoon in Miami-Dade County about the importance of teaching young people the importance of voting, the continued battle against racism and the controversial shooting of Trayvon Martin. Inside the 93rd Street Community Baptist Church in West Little River, to about 200 people in the pews, the civil rights leader opened his remarks with, Long live the spirit of Trayvon Martin. It was a bit late in the afternoon for a Sunday service, but that didnt stop the congregants from singing and praising the Lord. Most came dressed in their Sunday best. It wasnt hot,...
  • The testimony of JESUS is the Spirit of prophecy.

    04/29/2012 5:36:34 PM PDT · by jesus4life · 3 replies
    Faith | GOD-inspired
    Praise HIS holy name with all your might. Never give up.
  • The 'Sword of Islam' Vs the Catholic church, fascist Mussolini's Italy, 1938

    04/29/2012 3:23:24 PM PDT · by Milagros · 15 replies
    I am not making any apologies for, nor whitewashing Nazi-Germany crimes against the Jewish people as a whole, including annihilating at least 6,000,000 and wounding so many... for life. Nor for many Polish-Catholic helpers.. albeit some Poles did help the Jews. My focus of this piece is, speicifically about fascist Italy, pro-Islamic fascism Vs the Vatican that objected "racial" theories. Mediterranean Conflict with Britain Seen Behind Italian Anti-semitism February 15, 1938 ROME, Feb. 14 (JTA) Italian anti-Semitism, increasing with the approach of the visit which Chancellor Adolf Hitler will pay to Premier Benito Mussolini in May, is nevertheless inspired...
  • Papal Infallibility: A Symbolic, Yet Problematic, Term

    04/29/2012 3:06:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 307 replies
    Homiletic & Pastoral Review ^ | March 30, 2012 | REV. JOHN T. FORD CSC
    Although papal infallibility is commonly found in popular conversation, how well the term is understood is another matter.“Christ giving Peter the keys of the kingdom” by Pietro PeruginoAs Danny Garland, Jr., pointed out in his recent article on “The Development of the Dogma of Papal Infallibility,” the term “papal infallibility” has a centuries-old history that stretches from Peter John Olivi, in the thirteenth century, through John Henry Newman, in the nineteenth century, and down to the present. 1In addition to being a well-known term with a lengthy history, “papal infallibility” is also highly symbolic: for Roman Catholics, it has often...
  • Do We Want a Religious Exemption?

    04/29/2012 2:09:27 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 17 replies
    The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property ^ | February 21, 2012 | Written by John Horvat II
    It has been said that the road to Hell is paved with religious exemptions. There are always those who are willing to cut a deal with the devil to avoid having to confront a thorny moral issue. This is certainly the case of the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate which would now force employers to provide medical insurance that guarantees free birth control, tubal ligation, and morning-after abortifacients. There are those who hope to avoid the whole issue by rallying around the idea of a religious exemption. In fact, the whole debate is even being framed by...
  • Bishop Morlino Warns Dissenters to Stop or Else

    04/29/2012 12:40:51 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 33 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 4/29/12 | Doug Erickson
    Madison Catholic Bishop Robert Morlino has moved to quell a backlash against a group of conservative priests in Platteville by warning parishioners they risk formal church censure unless they stop spreading "rumors and gossip." The action by Morlino, which two Catholic scholars called highly unusual, appears to include the possibility of offenders being prohibited from taking part in church sacraments such as communion, confession and burial. The warning came in a five-page letter Wednesday from Morlino to St. Marys Catholic Church in Platteville. The congregation has been roiled by opposition to the traditionalist priests, who began serving the parish in...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    04/29/2012 12:33:08 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 14 replies
    4-29-12 | Kitty Mittens
    Revelation 7:12 Blessing, and Glory, and Wisdom, and Thanksgiving, And Honor, and Power, and Might, Be to our God Forever and Ever, amen!
  • Atheism & Belief in God: Countries Get Ranked

    04/29/2012 9:57:20 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 4 replies
    Live Science ^ | 4/28/12 | Jeanna Bryner
    The new study is based on data collected as part of the General Social Survey by researchers at the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago. The researchers looked at data from 30 countries where surveys, taken at two or more time points between 1991 and 2008, asked residents about their belief in God. Participants answered three main "belief" questions, including their level of belief (from strong to atheistic), their changing beliefs over their lifetime and their attitude toward the notion that God is concerned with their personal lives.
  • A cardinal returns to Wisconsin

    04/29/2012 8:58:47 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    JS Online ^ | 4-29-12 | Annysa Johnson
    Former Archbishop Dolan says Mass at Holy Hill New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan drew a large crowd of Catholics and well-wishers to Holy Hill on Saturday for a special Mass of Thanksgiving, some arriving as early as 4:30 a.m. to ensure a spot in the historic Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians. The enthusiastic throng filled the basilica hours before Dolan celebrated Mass there, and hundreds of others spilled into the chapel on the lower level, where they watched the service on big screens. He later greeted those who had gathered in the lower chapel. In...
  • Does the Bible Still Matter in 2012?

    04/29/2012 8:06:00 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 29, 2012 | Lamar Vest
    After all the very visible fighting about public displays of religious symbols from 10 Commandments plaques to graveyard crosses to faith-themed war memorials to holiday manger displaysyou might have developed the impression that most Americans dont think the Bible matters today and they like it that way. Youd be wrong. But each year, American Bible Society puts the guessing aside and asks a sampling of Americans to tell us how they view and use the Bible and what they believe its role should be in America. The State of the Bible in America in 2012 can be summed up in...
  • African Christian slave and ("Palestinian") ex-Muslim speak at 'Islamic Apartheid Conference'

    04/29/2012 7:05:02 AM PDT · by Milagros
    Simon Deng speaks at "Islamic Apartheid" event at Temple University. April 26, 2012http://blog.xanthippas.com/2012/04/26/simon-deng-speaks-at-islamic-apartheid-event-at-temple-university/ Simon Deng and "Islamic Apartheid" at Temple University - YouTubehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tBWhK_iUh4 Nonie Darwish and "Islamic Apartheid" at Temple Uinversity http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59ThHYMG9sY Nonie Darwish is an ex-Muslim who grew up learning hatred for Infidels in a Muslim school in Gaza. Simon Deng is a South Sudanese Christian who was held as a slave by Muslim captors for several years. Both of them know Islamic apartheid firsthand, and have been its victims. The Leftists at the City Paper therefore could do nothing but omit them from their story attacking the Conference,...
  • Archbishop of Canterbury to Lose Worldwide Anglican Role Under Traditionalist Plans

    04/29/2012 6:34:49 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4/24/12 | John Bingham
    THE Archbishop of Canterbury could be stripped of his role as figurehead of the worldwide Anglican Church, leaders representing 40 million churchgoers have signalled as they launched a scathing attack on a liberal drift within the Church.A coalition of bishops and leaders from Africa, the Americas and Australasia said it was time for a radical shift in how the church is structured away from models of the British Empire. They criticised what they called revisionist attempts to abandon basic doctrines on issues such as homosexuality and turn Christianity merely into a movement for social betterment during Dr Williamss tenure. And...
  • Color me surprised! The Andrews AFB Chapel is playing hymns on its bells!

    04/29/2012 6:13:00 AM PDT · by jagusafr · 7 replies
    29 Apr 12 | jagusafr
    I'm gobsmacked! Sitting here on a Sunday morning, pulling some reserve duty at AFLOA and listening to the bells at Andrews Chapel One ring out "Sweet Hour of Prayer" across the campus! I wonder how long it'll be before somebody complains and it stops? Or demands the Muslim call to prayer be broadcast 5 times a day and the Chaplain Corps rolls over?
  • Franklin Graham Backs NC Marriage Amendment

    04/29/2012 5:47:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/28/2012 | By Anugrah Kumar
    The Rev. Franklin Graham is supporting a proposed amendment to North Carolina's constitution that would provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid in the state. The pro-amendment Vote FOR Marriage NC released an audio message late Friday in which Graham, the son of evangelist Billy Graham, is asking listeners to "take a stand on God's definition of marriage" between a man and a woman and vote for the amendment on the May 8 primary ballot, according to WXII-TV, Channel 12. Graham's sister Anne Graham Lotz is also backing...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem, (4/29/12)[Prayer]

    04/29/2012 4:30:49 AM PDT · by left that other site · 26 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/29/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Psalm 3 A Psalm of David, When he fled from Absalom, his son 1. Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me. 2. Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah 3. But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. 4. I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah. 5 I laid me down and slept;...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [April 29, 2012]

    04/29/2012 4:14:54 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Gracious Uncertainty ". . . it has not yet been revealed what we shall be . . ." —1 John 3:2 Our natural inclination is to be so precise—trying always to forecast accurately what will happen next—that we look upon uncertainty as a bad thing. We think that we must reach some predetermined goal, but that is not the nature of the spiritual life. The nature of the spiritual life is that we are certain in our uncertainty. Consequently, we do not put down roots. Our common sense says, “Well, what if I were in that circumstance?” We cannot...
  • Faith in CHRIST who strengthens us. Keep your mind on good things.

    04/28/2012 9:41:58 PM PDT · by jesus4life · 2 replies
    Faith | GOD-inspired
    Stay encouraged in all things. Sing praises to the LORD. Keep your mind on things of the LORD. Strength is in HIM.
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 04-29-12, Fourth Sunday of Easter

    04/28/2012 6:12:18 PM PDT · by Salvation · 49 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-29-12 | Revised New American Bible
    April 29, 2012 Fourth Sunday of Easter Reading 1Acts 4:8-12 Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said:"Leaders of the people and elders:If we are being examined todayabout a good deed done to a cripple,namely, by what means he was saved,then all of you and all the people of Israel should knowthat it was in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazoreanwhom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead;in his name this man stands before you healed.He is the stone rejected by you, the builders,which has become the cornerstone.There is no salvation through anyone else,nor is there any...
  • God's Addiction Recovery Plan: The Biblical Path to Freedom

    04/28/2012 2:37:34 PM PDT · by evangmlw · 7 replies
    Crossbooks Publishing ^ | 4/24/12 | Michael Wrenn
    Those who study psychology, psychiatry, and sociology may understand some aspects of the natural man, but when dealing the spiritual man they are empty and void of wisdom. The worlds wisdom is incapable of effectively dealing with the spiritual part of man known and understood only by God. When man has a physical problem, he should perhaps consult a professional familiar with the physical body. When he needs financial investment advice, he should visit a professional financial adviser. When a man is confronted with a spiritual problem, he should consult the word of God and seek counsel from a man...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    04/28/2012 12:34:10 PM PDT · by Irish Rose · 12 replies
    April 28, 2012 | Irish Rose
    You, O LORD, reign forever; your throne endures from generation to generation. (Lamentations 5:19)
  • Prepare to be amazed! The 2nd miracle of St. Gianna Molla

    04/28/2012 12:11:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    What Does The Prayer Really Say? ^ | 28 April 2012 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Today is the Dies Natalisof St. Gianna Beretta Molla (+28 April 1962 at 39 years of age). That is to say that St. Gianna died and was born into heaven today (thus, birthday dies natalis).I have posted this before, but it seemed appropriate to repost it today.St. Gianna is one of the saints of our time whom I would very much like to see included in an updated version of the traditional Roman calendar.This is about the 2nd miracle through the intercession of St. Gianna, which lead to her canonization. A person who cause for canonization has been officially advanced...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: CELESTINES, 04-28-12

    04/28/2012 11:59:29 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 04-28-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):CELESTINES A branch of the Benedictines founded by Pope St. Celestine in 1250. It survived until 1785, when its last surviving house of Calavino near Trent was closed. First established on Monte Morrone, its spirit was one of great asceticism, favoring the solitary monastic life. At one time, it numbered one hundred fifty monasteries and exerted great influence even over the mother Benedictine community at Monte Cassino. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Islamic preacher- we will conquer Rome

    04/28/2012 11:47:49 AM PDT · by Gillibrand · 5 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 28 April 2012 | Cathcon
    A 26-year-old regularly preaches in a mosque in Solingen - Cologne City Superintendent: His theses are an "impertinence", Representatives of Muslim organizations distance themselves Anti-Christian expressions of a radical Islamic preacher concern the Protestant Church Association of Cologne City. The 26-year-old Austrian Mohamed Mahmoud was released in September 2011 after a four-year prison sentence in a Vienna prison on charges of forming and promoting a terrorist organization . After a short stay in Berlin, he moved at the end of 2011 to Solingen, near Dsseldorf. Currently he is living in Erbach in Hessen(Odenwald).
  • The Republican Partys Catholic Cadre.....Coming Soon

    04/28/2012 11:21:41 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/26/12 | Aaron Blake
    Forget Mormonism; the real story in the Republican Party right now is the rise of the Catholics. Republicans, who according to Smart Politics have put a Catholic on the ticket just once before (vice presidential candidate William Miller in 1964), seem to be experiencing something of a Catholic renaissance. First, a pair of Catholics in Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum gave Mitt Romney a run for his money in the nominating contest, and now, four of the five politicians seen as most likely to join Romney on the ticket are Catholic as well. Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.), New Jersey Gov....
  • ELCA Synod Calls LCMC Schismatic

    04/28/2012 11:15:55 AM PDT · by rhema · 16 replies
    ELCA Today ^ | 04/27/2012 | Dan Skogen
    The ELCA's Southeastern Iowa Synod issued a statement in their weekly newsletter concerning the Southeastern Iowa Synod Council's removal of St. Mark's Lutheran church (Marion, IA) from the roster of ELCA congregations. Within the statement it says, "The congregation is being served by a pastor of LCMC, a church body considered to promote separation (schismatic) from the ELCA (see HERE ) This is interesting to me because firstly they openly claim that the LCMC promotes separation from the ELCA. What are the facts that support this allegation? The fact of the matter is that this congregation, which the synod took...
  • Prison Mates Promote Cause of Heroic Korean War Priest

    04/28/2012 11:00:38 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Wichita, Kan., Apr 27, 2012 / 10:25 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The head of the cause for the beatification of an American priest who died in a Communist prison during the Korean War says the chaplain's fellow inmates are the real promoters of his sainthood. Father John Hotze told CNA on April 18 that there is great support for the cause of Korean War chaplain Father Emil Kapaun especially among the men who were in prison with him. They have been promoting his cause of holiness and that he be awarded the Medal of Honor since they left prison in 1953....
  • Another Lesson From Africa: Government-Funded Pilgrimage

    04/28/2012 10:54:47 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | 4/26/12 | Edward Pentin
    And an Ancient Pilgrims' Route Reopens in ItalyROME, APRIL 26, 2012 (Zenit.org).- At a time when state authorities are threatening the conscience rights of Catholics, the idea of a government subsidizing pilgrimages to Rome for their citizens in the interests of improving society and democracy is almost unthinkable. Yet that is what Nigeria and a growing number of African countries are doing, and with notable success. Last September, the Nigerian government signed a formal agreement with Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi, the pilgrimage office of the Vicariate of Rome, to fund services to pilgrims. Since then, more than 10,000 Nigerian pilgrims of...
  • Scientific Study Says People of Faith Are Stupid

    04/28/2012 8:52:00 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 52 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | April 28, 2012 | JP
    In a study published yesterday in the journal Science, researchers from Canadas University of British Columbia posit that people who believe in God are not analytical thinkers. Thats a disingenuous way of saying people of faith are stupid. Religious belief is intuitive, explained Ara Norenzayan, co-author of the study, and analytical thinking can undermine intuitive thinking. So when people are encouraged to think analytically, it can block intuitive thinking. In other words, when religious people analyze their beliefs, they become less devout. They go from stupid to smart, like Norenzayan and fellow co-author Will Gervais. So how did the researchers...
  • Removing the Restrainer [CATHOLIC CAUCUS: FOR DISCERNMENT]

    04/28/2012 6:49:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Mark Mallett ^ | 4/27/2012 | Mark Mallett
    THE past month has been one of palpable sorrow as the Lord continues to warn that there is So Little Time Left. The times are sorrowful because mankind is about to reap what God has begged us not to sow. It is sorrowful because many souls do not realize that they are on the precipice of eternal separation from Him. It is sorrowful because the hour of the Churchs own passion has come when a Judas will rise up against her.1 It is sorrowful because Jesus is not only being neglected and forgotten throughout the world, but abused and...
  • Mormons who fear Mitt: Young people...leaving...a Romney presidency will only make things worse

    04/28/2012 5:55:13 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 55 replies
    Salon ^ | April 27, 2012 | Troy Williams
    I would not vote for him just because he is Mormon. I want to know what he is going to do for the people. I want to see the compassion. Gladys Knight is not voting for Mitt Romney. In a recent interview with BET the famed singer, herself a Mormon... You see, last time a Republican was president, he became just about the least popular person in the world. So some Mormons are a little bit nervous that having one of their own in the White House could interfere with the churchs true mission of spreading the gospel something...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [April 28, 2012]

    04/28/2012 4:06:38 AM PDT · by Vision · 11 replies
    What You Will Get "I will give your life to you as a prize in all places, wherever you go" —Jeremiah 45:5 This is the firm and immovable secret of the Lord to those who trust Him— “I will give your life to you . . . .” What more does a man want than his life? It is the essential thing. “. . . your life . . . as a prize . . .” means that wherever you may go, even if it is into hell, you will come out with your life and nothing can harm...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (4/28/12)[Prayer]

    04/28/2012 3:31:18 AM PDT · by left that other site · 25 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/28/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Psalm 143 A Psalm of David 1. Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness. 2. And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified. 3. For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead. 4. Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate. 5. I...
  • People of faith as animals in a cage

    04/27/2012 8:54:01 PM PDT · by MDJohnPaul · 23 replies
    The Narthex ^ | April 26, 2012 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    If you plan to be the keynote speaker before a group of award-winning journalists, be ready for some challenging and unexpected questions. Thats what Chris Cillizza discovered April 20 after giving a talk at the 2012 awards conference for the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association, held at the Four Point Sheraton BWI Hotel in Baltimore. When the well-known Washington Post political blogger opened the floor to questions, one journalist asked how Cillizzas personal faith influenced his reporting. Cillizza, a Georgetown graduate, responded initially by speaking more broadly about how today's journalists cover those who take their faith seriously noting that he...
  • Sharpton & the NAACP Use Megachurch to Host Racially-Charged Trayvon Martin Rally

    04/27/2012 8:26:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 27, 2012 | Billy Hallowell
    Its been two months since his death, but the drama surrounding Trayvon Martin is nowhere near over. As the courtroom battle is preparing to ramp up, the teenager, who was shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, is still widely discussed in U.S. news outlets. On Thursday, celebrities, civil rights activists and Martins relatives all assembled to mark the two-month anniversary at a church in Los Angeles, California. The San Gabriel Valley Tribune has more about the rally, which was also held in honor of another young life that was more recently lost: Hundreds gathered Thursday night for a rally...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-28-12, Opt. Mem. St. Peter Chanel, St. Louis de Montfort

    04/27/2012 8:09:56 PM PDT · by Salvation · 51 replies
    USCCB.org/RAB ^ | 04-28-12 | Revised New American Bible
    April 28, 2012 Saturday of the Third Week of Easter Reading 1Acts 9:31-42 The Church throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samariawas at peace.She was being built up and walked in the fear of the Lord,and with the consolation of the Holy Spirit she grew in numbers. As Peter was passing through every region,he went down to the holy ones living in Lydda.There he found a man named Aeneas,who had been confined to bed for eight years, for he was paralyzed.Peter said to him,"Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and make your bed."He got up at once.And all...
  • Essays for Lent/Easter: Seventh Day Adventists

    04/27/2012 7:54:51 PM PDT · by Salvation · 55 replies
    StayCatholic.com ^ | 2005 | Sebastian R. Fama
     Seventh Day Adventistsby Sebastian R. FamaThe main difference between Seventh Day Adventists and other Protestants is their adherence to Sabbath worship. They reason that since Exodus 20:19 establishes Saturday as the Jewish Sabbath, Christians ought to worship on Saturday. They rightfully claim that the Catholic Church changed the day of worship from the Sabbath (Saturday) to the Lord’s Day (Sunday). However, they wrongfully claim that such an act was illicit. Scripture speaks of an Old Covenant and a New Covenant. The Old Covenant was in effect until the coming of the Messiah [Jesus]. Once Jesus came He established a New...
  • None dare call it apostasy

    04/27/2012 7:45:36 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Aprill 26, 2012 | Michael Hichborn
    On the cross at Calvary, there were two men crucified next to Our Blessed Lord. To His right was St. Dismas, a good thief, who repented of his sins and begged forgiveness. To His left was Gestas, a rebel who mocked Our Lord, challenging Him to reject His cross and save the three of them from their physical sufferings and death. The example of these two men calls to mind the divisions Jesus spoke of when He said that He would separate the wheat from the chaff and the lambs from the goats. On one side is salvation; on the...
  • Just to think. One day it will all happen. Stay loving, steadfast, and true to HIS WORD.

    04/27/2012 6:41:12 PM PDT · by jesus4life
    faith | GOD-inspired
    We feel, believe, and know through faith that one day GOD will come to judge all of us. HE will judge all. Live like this day can be any day. Get right with the LORD in your heart, which will eventually change the actions of the flesh.
  • Parents: Dont Delay Baptism for your Infants!

    04/27/2012 6:36:28 PM PDT · by Salvation · 156 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | April 22, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Parents: Don’t Delay Baptism for your Infants!By: Msgr. Charles Pope There is a trend that has set up for years now, and that is that Catholics are waiting many months to get their children baptized. I suspect that what we have here is a combination of a much lower infant mortality rate and, also, a less fervent practice of the faith by many. Further, there seems little sense among the faithful today that an unbaptized infant would be excluded from heaven.As regards the last point, I think it is pastorally sound to trust in God’s mercy for infants who...
  • What Are You Focused On

    04/27/2012 3:16:21 PM PDT · by Frank Broom · 12 replies
    04-27-12 | Frank Broom
    The Apostle Paul said in 2Corinthians 4:18 "While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal." Notice he said don't put your focus on what you can see, but on what you can't see. And a lot of times we get so engrossed with the problem that it's all we focus on and we line ourselves up with the problem. We think it, we talk it, and we walk in it. We want to...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes & Nation

    04/27/2012 2:51:31 PM PDT · by tajgirvan · 11 replies
    My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. ~Psalm 73:26 (KJV)
  • Crisis between U.S. nuns and Vatican has been a long time coming

    04/27/2012 2:42:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | April 26, 2012 | marco tosatti
    The doctrinal rebuff which the LCWR received from the Holy See, has its roots back in 1971, when the U.S.s women religious rewrote their statute The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, led by U.S. Cardinal William Levada, has asked for a deep reform of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), the organisation which represents the majority of religious womens orders in the United States. The request for the reform came after the conclusions of an inquiry showed that the current doctrinal and pastoral situation of the LCWR is grave and a matter of serious concern. The Congregation...
  • 'Bounty' on Tim Tebow's Virginity a Form of Prostitution?

    04/27/2012 2:04:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/27/2012 | By Jeff Schapiro
    The New Orleans Saints bounty scandal is currently being dealt with by NFL officials, and already another bounty has been issued: $1 million in exchange for proof that Tim Tebow is no longer a virgin. A controversial website that helps married individuals have affairs, AshleyMadison.com, is offering $1 million to the woman who can prove she has been sexually involved with the New York Jets' quarterback. "I personally thought it was a very offensive publicity stunt...And I think that not only is it insulting to highlight Tim in that way, but I think it's insulting to all the people who...
  • Romney's religion: Who are evangelicals to question Mormonism?

    04/27/2012 1:56:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 04/27/2012 | David Horsey
    Jokes about polygamy and funny long underwear aside, Mitt Romney's Mormon faith has not been, and will not become, a factor in the presidential campaign of 2012. I have a friend who wishes that were not so. She thinks it's creepy that Mormons comb genealogical records to find people to retroactively baptize into the church -- people who were not Mormons when they were alive and probably would not want to be Mormons if they still were. Knowing that the one constant in Mr. Romney's otherwise malleable set of beliefs is his religion, my friend cannot understand why the Obama...