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  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(6/8/12)[Prayer]

    06/08/2012 4:02:11 AM PDT · by left that other site · 19 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 6/8/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Isaiah 41 25. “I have stirred up one from the north, and he comes— one from the rising sun who calls on my name. He treads on rulers as if they were mortar, as if he were a potter treading the clay. 26. Who told of this from the beginning, so we could know, or beforehand, so we could say, ‘He was right’? No one told of this, no one foretold it, no one heard any words from you. 27. I was the first to tell Zion, ‘Look, here they are!’ I gave...
  • Vanity - why do we in Christian countries have a higher suicide rate?

    06/08/2012 2:02:20 AM PDT · by Cronos · 48 replies
    Wikipedia.org ^ | 11 June 2012 | wikipedia
    was reading a thread and saw something about suicide rates, so looked up suicide rates by countryNow, of course the colder countries like Sweden, Estonia etc. have high rates (long winters I suspect), but I was surprised to see Hungary and South Korea thereAnd I was even more surprised that the Moslem countries are at the bottom of the list. Is there something wrong with what we are teaching in our homes and churches?
  • Mormonism is different, but is it too Christian?

    06/07/2012 9:24:28 PM PDT · by dixjea · 85 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Published: Thursday, June 7 2012 5:00 a.m. MDT | By Joseph Walker
    While some Christians insist that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is not Christian enough, one Christian professor says “Mormonism is obsessed with Christ.”...Stephen H. Webb, says that “what gives Christianity its identity is its commitment to the divinity of Jesus Christ. And on that ground Mormons are more Christian than many mainstream Christians who do not take seriously the astounding claim that Jesus is the Son of God.” “Mormonism is obsessed with Christ,” Webb continues, “and everything that it teaches is meant to awaken, encourage and expand faith in him. ... Webb...says that he came to this...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-08-12

    06/07/2012 8:12:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/TNAB ^ | 06-08-12 | Revised New American Bible
    June 8, 2012   Friday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 2 Tm 3:10-17 You have followed my teaching, way of life,purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, persecutions,and sufferings, such as happened to mein Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra,persecutions that I endured.Yet from all these things the Lord delivered me.In fact, all who want to live religiously in Christ Jesuswill be persecuted.But wicked people and charlatans will go from bad to worse,deceivers and deceived.But you, remain faithful to what you have learned and believed,because you know from whom you learned it,and that from infancy you have known the...
  • Pope says Vatican II did not reject Eucharistic adoration or processions [Catholic Caucus]

    06/07/2012 7:57:51 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 25 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | June 7, 2012 | David Kerr
    Pope Benedict leads Corpus Christi procession in Rome on June 7, 2012. Rome, Italy, Jun 7, 2012 / 05:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI says the Second Vatican Council did not reject Eucharistic adoration outside of Mass, including the Corpus Christi procession that he led this evening in Rome. “One unilateral interpretation of the Second Vatican Council has penalized this dimension, restricting in practice the Eucharist to the moment of celebration,” the Pope said during his homily for the Feast of Corpus Christi on June 7. “In this case, the accentuation placed on the celebration of the Eucharist acted...
  • A Biblical Perspective on the Scott Walker Wisconsin Win

    06/07/2012 7:57:16 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 12 replies
    IFB ^ | 6/7/12 | -
    Last Tuesday Scott Walker survived a radical Leftist recall to save his Governorship with a large margin of victory in a very blue state. The Red Marxist Leftist machine held nothing back as they sought to destroy Walker with the most hate filled slander, lies and character assassination that has not been seen in a long time. The Left instituted a national campaign against Walker and even with all the outside money shipped in to help, hate filled slander, un-truths, dead voters, leftist vote fraud and radical socialistic union intimidation the Wisconsin tax payer and Governor Walker stood their ground...
  • Chariots in Red Sea: 'Irrefutable evidence'

    06/07/2012 6:56:12 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 80 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | June 7th, 2012 | Joe Kovacs
    A news report that stunned the world nine years ago about the discovery of possible ancient chariot wheels at the bottom of the Red Sea is suddenly gaining fresh attention with new video claiming “irrefutable evidence” that corroborates the find. In June 2003, WND interviewed Bible enthusiasts who dove the waters of the Red Sea, alleging they found and photographed parts of chariots that may be the actual remains of the catastrophe brought upon the Egyptian army which pursued the Israelites, according to the Book of Exodus in the Bible. “I am 99.9 percent sure I picked up a chariot...
  • The Mystic, the Doubter, the Pope and the Dumb Ox: The Fascinating Origins of Corpus Christi

    06/07/2012 6:07:50 PM PDT · by DogwoodSouth · 5 replies
    Southern Fried Catholicism ^ | 6/7/2012 | Brad Noel
    Today, many throughout the Catholic Church celebrate a uniquely Catholic feast day: the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, better known by the Latin title "Corpus Christi." Though originally and traditionally celebrated on "the Thursday following Trinity Sunday," in parts of the Church where it is not kept as a Holy Day of Obligation (like here in the U.S.), the feast is transferred to the following Sunday. But in many parts of the world, Corpus Christi is celebrated today. In fact, in many European nations, today is a public holiday. Tonight, Pope Benedict will preside over the Corpus Christi...
  • 5 Questions Before You Leave the Catholic Church

    06/07/2012 4:06:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 126 replies
    CatholicEducation.org ^ | May 30, 2012 | Jennifer Fulwiler
    5 Questions Before You Leave the Catholic Church JENNIFER FULWILERI would encourage anyone who is thinking of abandoning their Catholic faith to consider the following five questions. Author Anna Quindlen has been in the news lately, promoting a new book called Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake. She recently spoke with NPR's Terry Gross about a wide range of topics she covers in the book, including her recent decision to leave the Catholic Church. She summarized this decision by telling Gross: The pedophilia scandals, the church's reaction to them, and their constant obsession with gynecology — taken together at a certain point,...
  • When God is in Control (Dispensational Caucus)

    06/07/2012 4:03:23 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 7 replies
    BibleProphecyBlog.com ^ | June 7, 2012 | Dr. William L. Krewson
    The United States of America clearly leads the world. From technology to debauchery, this one nation stands above the rest. But it will not continue forever. History clearly teaches that empires rise and fall. America’s two-hundred-year history is brief compared to Egypt, whose kingdoms endured for almost three thousand years. What is the reason for such ebb and flow of nations? The answer is simple: Kingdoms rise and fall because God is in control. The prophet Daniel recorded amazing prophecies of God’s sovereign control of history. He lived during two great kingdoms, the Babylonian and Persian empires. He was a...
  • Pollen is evidence that the Holy Shroud is indeed a winding sheet

    06/07/2012 3:52:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | May 24, 2012 | MARCO TOSATTI
    According to university researchers the pollen found in the Turin Shroud corresponds to that of flowers used for funerals in Asia Minor 2000 years ago Marco TosattiRome In a recent conference held in Valencia, on the Holy Shroud, the work of one Marzia Boi, a university researcher at the University of the Balearic Islands stood out in particular. Boi is an expert in Palynology, which is the science that studies pollen. As history lovers may already know, the fabric of the Holy Shroud is covered in pollen and Boi’s report clearly highlights that the pollen is proof that the shroud, which...
  • SSPX Leader: We Do Not Have to Accept the Whole of Vatican II

    06/07/2012 11:33:27 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 6/7/12 | Cindy Wooden
    The leader of the traditionalist Society of St Pius X has said talks with the Vatican demonstrate that “Rome no longer makes total acceptance” of the teachings of the Second Vatican Council a condition for his group’s full reconciliation with the Church. Accepting the Council’s teaching is no longer “a prerequisite for the canonical solution” of the status of the society, according to Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior general of the SSPX. In an interview published today on the society’s news site, www.dici.org, Bishop Fellay said it was the Vatican that approached the society, and not the society that went to...
  • On the Pastoral Visit to Milan for Family Meeting

    06/07/2012 10:52:20 AM PDT · by ELS · 1 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | June 6, 2012 | Benedict XVI
    On the Pastoral Visit to Milan for Family Meeting Love is the Only Force that Can Transform the World VATICAN CITY, JUNE 6, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave during the general audience held in St. Peter’s Square. Today the Holy Father reviewed his trip of last Friday through Sunday to Milan for the 7th World Meeting of Families. * * * “The family, work and celebration”: this was the theme of the Seventh World Meeting of Families, which took place in recent days in Milan. I still carry in my mind’s eye...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: SEMITES, 06-07-12

    06/07/2012 9:39:27 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 06-07-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):SEMITES A race of people whose ancestral home was in Asia and Africa, and reputed descendants of Shem, son of Noah. In historic times all of Western Asia except Asia Minor was Semitic, and philologists divide the race into four main groups: Babylonian-Assyrian, Chanaanite, Aramaic, and Arabian. Their original home was probably Arabia. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • GOD knows all.

    06/07/2012 9:21:25 AM PDT · by jesus4life · 11 replies
    Faith | GOD-inspired
    Praise GOD from whom all blessings flow.
  • Amillennialism 101 -- Jesus Christ: The True Israel

    06/07/2012 8:38:38 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 91 replies
    The Riddleblog ^ | Kim Riddlebarger | Kim Riddlebarger
    If we stand within the field of prophetic vision typical of Israel’s prophets after the exile and captivity, and with them we look to the future, what do we see? Israel’s prophets clearly anticipate a time when Israel will be restored to its former greatness. But will that restoration of the nation of Israel to its former glory mirror the days of the monarchy? Or does the monarchy itself point us to the monarch? Such a prophetic vision includes not only the nation, but the land of Canaan, the city of Jerusalem, the throne of David, as well as the...
  • Pope's Timely Advice on Essence of a Good Ruler

    06/07/2012 7:28:08 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 6/5/12 | Edward Pentin
    During his visit to the World Meeting of Families in Milan at the weekend, Pope Benedict XVI gave a timely address on the relationship between Church and State and the essence of a just, wise and benevolent ruler. His words were relevant not only to the situation in the United States but also many other countries where the rights and freedoms of Catholics, especially when it comes to the protection of life and the family, are under threat. To help explain his arguments, the Holy Father, who was addressing civil and military authorities, industrialists and workers, and exponents of the...
  • Montgomery County School Leaders to Discuss Closing for Muslim Holidays [DC]

    06/07/2012 7:20:26 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 6/6/12 | Jen Bondeson
    When Montgomery County Council member George L. Leventhal sent a letter to school leaders late last month asking for schools to be closed on two Muslim holidays, he cited the county’s significant Muslim population and religious fairness. But school systems in the state cannot declare days off — in this case, Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr — solely because they are religious holidays, no matter population demographics, said Rochelle Eisenberg, of Towson-based Pessin Katz Law P.A., a lawyer who specializes in education and employment law. School systems must base the decision on attendance rates to avoid violating the establishment clause,...
  • Pastor Completely Loses It Over LWCR

    06/07/2012 7:02:16 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 6/6/12 | Matthew Archbold
    CMR encourages pastors making their bulletins more interesting but this is ridiculous. Fr. Doug Koesel of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Cleveland writes his scathing (unhinged?) thoughts under the simple headline “From the Desk of Fr. Doug."I would actually love this for its unintentional humor but I do fear that it will serve to confuse many people. You really have to read this to understand how looney this priest has gone over defending the nuns from the Vatican. Check it out: Many of you have asked me to comment on the recent investigation into the US nuns. Here goes. In...
  • Islamic Genocide - mass casualties by political Islam 1915-2012

    06/07/2012 6:50:42 AM PDT · by Milagros · 5 replies
    ISLAMIC GENOCIDESome of highlighted mass casualties by (political) Islam in course of the last century, from 1915 and on (updated June, 2012) Casualties: 2,700,000 Chritians - (1915-1923) by Ottoman-Empire Muslim Turkey. 750,000 Assyrians, 500,000 Greeks and 1.5 million Armenians.[1] Nature: 1.) Ethnic cleansing.[2] 2.) Islamic Jihad.[3] Casualties: close to 27,000. In Israel between 1920-2012, at the hands of Arab/Muslims. 24,526 Israelis/Jews killed, 35,356 injured, and 1,967 Arab "Palestinians" killed by other Arab "Palestinians."[4] Nature: roots and motivation: the genocide campaign[5][6][7][8] began (mainly) in the early 1920s by the supreme Islam leader, the pan-Arab Mufti, Haj Amin al-Husseini, motivated by both:...