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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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,, 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 ( 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 ^ | 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:...
  • UK Ordinariate Adapts Anglican Prayers for Catholic Use

    06/07/2012 6:42:20 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 6/6/12 | Benjamin Mann
    London, England, Jun 6, 2012 / 01:59 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham is preparing to publish its daily liturgical prayer book, as part of its mission to incorporate Anglican traditions within the Catholic Church. Father James Bradley, communications officer for the jurisdiction, told CNA on June 5 that the “Customary of Our Lady of Walsingham,” which contains the order of daily prayer and readings, “shows a deep respect for the Anglican tradition, and gives it space to flourish” in the Catholic Church. Announced in the ordinariate's “Portal” publication on June 1, the book is...
  • BBC interview with LDS leader earns controversy [An Lds 'apostle' 'lie' about Romney's oath-taking?]

    06/07/2012 5:50:38 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 66 replies
    Salt Lake City Weekly ^ | June 5, 2012 | Stephen Dark
    Posted // 2012-06-05 - A BBC investigative journalist's interview with Jeffery R. Holland, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, raises intriguing questions about the LDS Church and its beliefs. The documentary, released in March but yet to be broadcast Stateside, is called The Mormon Candidate and featured a sit-down interview in the LDS Church Headquarters in downtown Salt Lake City between British reporter John Sweeney and Holland. Among Sweeney's questions were several relating to whether U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney would have pledged to cut his own throat or disembowel himself before revealing the secrets of the...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(6/7/12)[Prayer]

    06/07/2012 4:47:49 AM PDT · by left that other site · 23 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 6/7/12 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Romans 8:28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. God Bless America!
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(6/7/12)[Prayer]

    06/07/2012 4:42:20 AM PDT · by left that other site · 18 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 6/7/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Isaiah 41 21. “Present your case, ” says the Lord. “Set forth your arguments,” says Jacob’s King. 22. “Tell us, you idols, what is going to happen. Tell us what the former things were, so that we may consider them and know their final outcome. Or declare to us the things to come, 23. tell us what the future holds, so we may know that you are gods. Do something, whether good or bad, so that we will be dismayed and filled with fear. 24. But you are less than nothing and your...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - June 7, 2012 [Devotional]

    06/07/2012 4:21:39 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies ^ | Today | Joel Osteen
    Just Can’t Help It! Today's Scripture “We cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard” (Acts 4:20, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Have you ever been so in awe by something that you just couldn’t help but talk about it to everyone you know? Maybe you were excited about a new relationship, a job or the birth of a child. But, nothing on earth can compare to what God wants to do in your life. He wants to amaze you with His goodness and overwhelm you with His love. He wants to do exceedingly,...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [June 7, 2012]

    06/07/2012 4:19:46 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Greatest Source of Power "Whatever you ask in My name, that I will do . . ." —John 14:13 Am I fulfilling this ministry of intercession deep within the hidden recesses of my life? There is no trap nor any danger at all of being deceived or of showing pride in true intercession. It is a hidden ministry that brings forth fruit through which the Father is glorified. Am I allowing my spiritual life to waste away, or am I focused, bringing everything to one central point— the atonement of my Lord? Is Jesus Christ more and more...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-07-12

    06/06/2012 8:55:43 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies ^ | 06-07-12 | Revised New American Bible
    June 7, 2012   Thursday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 2 Tm 2:8-15 Beloved:Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David:such is my Gospel, for which I am suffering,even to the point of chains, like a criminal.But the word of God is not chained.Therefore, I bear with everything for the sake of those who are chosen,so that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus,together with eternal glory.This saying is trustworthy: If we have died with himwe shall also live with him;if we perseverewe shall also reign with him.But...
  • Roman Catholic Womenpriests-USA stands behind LCWR

    In a statement released Friday, Roman Catholic Womenpriests-USA says it supports the LCWR's response to the Vatican report. Here's what the organization wrote: The entire membership of Roman Catholic Womenpriests-USA (RCWP) proudly stands in solidarity with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and fully supports the actions that the LCWR will be taking in response to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith report. RCWP believes that as a matter of justice, the CDF mandate must be discussed openly and candidly with the LCWR membership. We will continue to pray with and for Pat Farrell, OSF, President of LCWR...
  • Homeward Bound (Dispensational Caucus)

    06/06/2012 4:37:01 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 23 replies
    The Omega Letter ^ | June 6, 2012 | Wendy Wippel
    Anybody hearing the Messiah’s footsteps at the door? Hints that our 'redemption draweth nigh' are everywhere: Gog and Magog in the middle east, earthquakes intensifying, the U.N. calling for a global currency. We have a 'more sure word of prophecy', however, right under our noses. (But for most, also under the radar.) God made a covenant with Abraham to give his descendants the land of Israel as a permanent possession: “And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you… I give to you…, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I...
  • BUSTED: 4 Nuns Signed Scott Walker Recall Petition Twice!

    06/06/2012 4:11:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 57 replies
    That will be 10 “Hail Marys”! Now go and cheat no more! Sister Leane Herda (School Sisters of St Francis) signed on 11/19/11 View Petition and on 12/7/11 View PetitionSister Brenda Walsh (Racine Dominican Sisters) signed on 11/30/11 View Petition and on 12/15/11 View Petition Sister Alessandra Kubasta (Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters) signed on 11/29/11 View Petition and on 12/14/11 View Petition Sister Marie Gerard Donovan (Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters) signed on 11/27/11 View Petition and on 12/14/11 View Petition
  • Course on Grace: Grace Considered Extensively, What is Grace? (Catholic and Open)

    06/06/2012 3:25:09 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies ^ | 1998 | Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.
    Course on Grace by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.CONTENTS INTRODUCTION PART ONE: GRACE CONSIDERED EXTENSIVELY I.  Why Grace? II.  What Is Grace? III.  Grace to the Angels IV.  Grace to Adam V.  Grace in the Old Testament VI.  Grace to Christ VII.  Justification in the New Testament Chapter II. What is Grace? If we were to single out one word with which to start our definition of grace, what would it be? Gift. Grace is a free gift, a supernatural gift of God to rational creatures to help them attain the Beatific Vision (the end of all rational creatures).Kinds....
  • Why We Need Not Rehearse... Mark 8 pt 11

    And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.(Luke 12:11-12)Jesus’ teaching in Luke 12 is pretty similar to our theme in Mark 8 until it was interrupted by a man seeking a ruling from Jesus on an inheritance issue. In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say...
  • Construction of Minor Seminary in Indonesia Halted

    06/06/2012 1:51:00 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Tensions Growing in Region Amid DelaysJAKARTA, Indonesia, JUNE 5, 2012 ( Construction of the first minor seminary planned for Pangkalpinang Diocese in the capital of Bangka-Belitung province has been halted. Local leaders claim that pressure from the region's Muslim population has led to the delay. Following a standoff with authorities that has already seen the proposed site of the building move to a neighboring village, a member of the construction committee, Father Fenansius Marianus Manse, said there was no legal basis for the delay. "We submitted all necessary requirements to the district administration in early March but we haven’t obtained...
  • Dean of Qur'anic Studies at Islamic University of Gaza Says Muslims Hope to Conquer Spain & Vatican

    06/06/2012 1:49:06 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 6/4/12 | Robert Spencer
    Behold the glorious complexity of Islam, the most difficult religion on earth to understand and practice properly: even those who have devoted their lives to studying the Qur'an and who teach it to others somehow get the crazy idea that it has something to do with war, conquest and subjugation of non-Muslims. "Dr. Subhi Al-Yaziji, Dean of Koranic Studies at the Islamic University of Gaza: We Hope to Conquer Andalusia and the Vatican," from MEMRI, May 25 (thanks to Mackie): Following are excerpts from an interview with Dr. Subhi Al-Yaziji, dean of Koranic studies at the Islamic University of Gaza,...
  • Another Martyr Sheds His Blood for Christ -Islamists Film Horrific Beheading of Christian Convert..

    06/06/2012 1:39:51 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    An extremely horrific video has been uploaded onto the internet, which has also been aired on prime-time television in Egypt. It shows the barbaric beheading of a young man in Tunisia by men claiming to be acting in the name of ‘Muhammad’ and ‘Allah’. What had this silent and serene victim done to deserve this cruel death? The answer: He was a convert to Christianity. I would like to thank Stuart (eChurch) for highlighting this upsetting story. But thanks is also due to Raymond Ibrahim (WARNING: this site contains the video) for having first brought this tragic death to the...
  • Schools try to revive Aramaic

    06/06/2012 12:06:41 PM PDT · by TBP · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, June 5, 2012 | Diaa Hadid
    In the Palestinian village of Beit Jala, an older generation of Aramaic speakers is trying to share the language with their grandchildren. Beit Jala sits next to Bethlehem, where the New Testament says Jesus was born. And in the Arab-Israeli village of Jish, nestled in the Galilean hills where Jesus lived and preached, elementary school children now are being instructed in Aramaic. The children belong mostly to the Maronite Christian community, where members still chant their liturgy in Aramaic, though few understand the prayers. “We want to speak the language that Jesus spoke,” said Carla Hadad, a 10-year-old Jish girl...
  • Please pray for the people in Wisconsin

    06/06/2012 11:30:49 AM PDT · by topher · 44 replies
    June 6, 2012
    It has been posted on Freerepublic about how neighbor no longer talks to neighbor because of the political atmosphere in Wisconsin. Please pray that people will forgive one another and work together. There is a story [today] that the Democratic candidate in the Governor's recall election was slapped by a supporter. That is how poisonous an atmosphere it seems to be. It is a condition that is not good for Republican or Democrat, nor is it good for Conservative or Liberal.
  • Giving!

    06/06/2012 10:34:42 AM PDT · by jesus4life
    Faith | God-inspired
    Make a joyful noise
  • Catholic Word of the Day: GENUFLECTION, 06-06-12

    06/06/2012 9:20:33 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies ^ | 06-06-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):GENUFLECTION Bending of the knee as an act of reverence. Customary when passing before the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle, entering the pew for divine worship, and during certain ceremonies to the Cross. A double genuflection of both knees simultaneously was commonly made before the Blessed Sacrament exposed in a monstrance. The new directive since the Second Vatican Council specifies: "One knee is bent before the Blessed Sacrament, whether reserved in the tabernacle or exposed for public adoration" (Eucharistiae Sacramentum, 1973, number 84). Genuflections are also made to the Pope, to a cardinal, and to a...
  • Word Given

    06/06/2012 7:24:47 AM PDT · by marshmallow
    Fr. Ray Blake's Blog ^ | 6/6/12 | Fr. Ray Blake
    I am not a raging Monarchist but I think the Queen is a good thing. She's a bit of a mystery. We know her through the reports of other people. For the most part she herself keeps silent, happier to wave than to speak. When she does speak her words are heavily scripted but here are some of her own words, made on her 21st birthday: I declare before you all that my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong....
  • Nun Too Accurate Reporting

    06/06/2012 7:11:31 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    the National Review Online ^ | 6/4/12 | Ann Carey
    The mainstream media has had a field day with the June 1 press release of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) accusing the Vatican of causing “scandal” and “polarization” by identifying doctrinal problems within the LCWR that need to be corrected. What is really an internal Church matter about the proper role of an organization that has canonical standing in the Catholic Church has become a hot topic in a media that seems to delight in any controversy within the Church, especially one that involves challenges to its authority. Headlines like “U.S. Nuns crack back at Vatican crackdown” (USA...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    06/06/2012 7:07:18 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 31 replies
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  • Boring Homilies Driving Faithful Away

    06/06/2012 6:57:01 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    UCA News ^ | 6/4/12 | Lourdes Abelardo
    Charismatic movements 'are charming people with more upbeat preaching'The atmosphere in traditional churches needs to liven up as more and more faithful, disenchanted with boring homilies being delivered by priests, are defecting to charismatic movements, a retired bishop said. Bishop Emeritus Teodoro Bacani of Novaliches said at the weekend that people now prefer going to services conducted by Catholic charismatic movements because the preaching is much livelier, more topical and interesting. “You’ll notice that even if speeches by charismatic preachers are long, people are alert, but when [priests] give long homilies, people are nodding off,” Bishop Bacani said during the...
  • European Catholic-Orthodox Forum Under Way in Lisbon

    06/06/2012 6:51:19 AM PDT · by marshmallow
    Focused on European Economic CrisisLISBON, Portugal, JUNE 5, 2012 ( A forum on the current economic and financial circumstances facing Europe began today in Portugal, at the invitation of the patriarch of Lisbon, Cardinal José da Cruz Policarpo. The third annual Catholic-Orthodox Forum will continue through Friday at the Seminary of Nossa Senhora de Fátima. The main theme of the four-day event is: The economic crisis and poverty. The theme will be examined from three perspectives: the search for the origins of the current economic crisis, the search for common answers proper to the Churches, and the role the Churches...
  • D-DAY - A Spiritual Analogy

    06/06/2012 5:00:08 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 7 replies
    IFB ^ | 6/62012 | DJP I.F.
    On June 6, 1944, 150,000 Allied soldiers clambered aboard heaving landing craft and braved six-foot swells, waves of machine gun fire, and more than 6 million mines to claim a stretch of sand at a place called Normandy. Their mission was to carve out an Allied foothold on the edge of Nazi-occupied Europe for the army of more than one million that would follow them in the summer of 1944. This army would burst forth from the beachhead, rolling across Europe into the heart of Germany, liberating millions, toppling a genocidal regime and ending a nightmare along the way. But...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - June 6, 2012 [Devotional]

    06/06/2012 4:35:15 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies ^ | Today | Joel Osteen
    Clothe Yourself Today's Scripture “Clothe yourself with the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah), and make no provision for [indulging] the flesh [put a stop to thinking about the evil cravings of your physical nature]...” (Romans 13:14, AMP) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Is there something in your life that you would like to put a stop to today? Maybe it’s a certain behavior, addiction or bad attitude that isn’t pleasing to God. When Adam and Eve disobeyed in the garden, the first thing God did was to put clothing on them. They needed to be covered. In the...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [June 6, 2012]

    06/06/2012 4:33:47 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    “Work Out” What God “Works in” You ". . . work out your own salvation . . . for it is God who works in you . . ." —Philippians 2:12-13 Your will agrees with God, but in your flesh there is a nature that renders you powerless to do what you know you ought to do. When the Lord initially comes in contact with our conscience, the first thing our conscience does is awaken our will, and our will always agrees with God. Yet you say, “But I don’t know if my will is in agreement with God.”...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(6/6/12)[Prayer]

    06/06/2012 4:10:50 AM PDT · by left that other site · 20 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 6/6/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Isaiah 41 17. “The poor and needy search for water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. But I the Lord will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them. 18. I will make rivers flow on barren heights, and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert into pools of water, and the parched ground into springs. 19. I will put in the desert the cedar and the acacia, the myrtle and the olive. I will set junipers in the wasteland, the fir and the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-06-12, Opt. Mem. St. Norbert, Bishop

    06/05/2012 8:30:21 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies ^ | 06-06-12 | Revised New American Bible
    June 6, 2012   Wednesday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 2 Tm 1:1-3, 6-12 Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of Godfor the promise of life in Christ Jesus,to Timothy, my dear child:grace, mercy, and peace from God the Fatherand Christ Jesus our Lord. I am grateful to God,whom I worship with a clear conscience as my ancestors did,as I remember you constantly in my prayers, night and day. For this reason, I remind you to stir into flamethe gift of God that you have through the imposition of my hands.For God...
  • Who Dares Attack My Chesterton? (Long)

    06/05/2012 8:12:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 25 replies ^ | June 4th, 2012 | Zac Alstin
    Who Dares Attack My Chesterton? OpinionJune 4th, 2012 Zac Alstin The late Christopher Hitchens  It is a cliché of pop psychology that we are least able to tolerate people who remind us of our own selves. There’s only room for one Life Of The Party and we feel a twinge of antagonism toward anyone whose excellence threatens to outshine our own. I was reminded of this when I read Christopher Hitchens’ posthumously published review of a biography of the great British journalist G.K. Chesterton. It certainly was a curious valediction. As an obituary for Hitchens described: “Consider the mix. Constant pain, weak as...