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  • From Death to Eternity: The Red Heifer Connection

    06/28/2012 7:45:31 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 15 replies
    The commandment of the Red Heifer is one of those Divine directives that is beyond the scope of our understanding. Nevertheless, there are facets of this mitzvah that we can understand: The ashes of the red heifer were a tool used to purify the highest degree of ritual impurity: death. Why would anyone have to purify himself after coming into contact with death? One simple reason: So that he may enter the Holy Temple. The Creator is the source of life. He chose the Holy Temple on the Temple Mount as His dwelling place in this world. The source of...
  • Logos Releases First-Ever Catechism Mobile App

    06/28/2012 7:32:43 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Brandon Vogt Blog ^ | Brandon Vogt
    HUGE news from Logos Bible Software today: they’ve premempted the USCCB in making the first ever Catechism of the Catholic Church mobile application. It’s available on iPad, iPhone, and Android devices and comes with all of Logos’ awesome features–internal cross-referencing, pop-out excerpts, Scriptural links, and a whole lot more. Here’s a video showing the Logos’ Catechism app in action on desktop computers. The mobile version functions similarly: According to Logos: “With the Catechism of the Catholic Church Collection, thousands of the Catechism’s citations come alive—linking to the original documents. The Collection allows you to get behind the Catechism’s summary of...
  • Austrian Cardinal Cracks Down on Rebel Priests

    06/28/2012 7:11:14 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/27/12 | Michael Shields
    (Reuters) - Austria's Roman Catholic Church has laid down the law to its rebel priests by telling them they could not support a reform manifesto criticized by Pope Benedict and stay in an administrative post. One priest told Reuters he had already stepped down from the post of deacon rather than renounce the "Call to Disobedience" manifesto that challenges Church teaching on taboo topics such as women's ordination and offering communion to non-Catholics. Another priest had withdrawn his support for the reform campaign and kept his job, a Church spokesman said on Wednesday. He added that two or three more...
  • Pope Sets Stage for Historic Blending of Choirs

    06/28/2012 7:07:33 AM PDT · by marshmallow
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 6/28/12 | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Sistine Chapel Choir, whose boys and men sing for the pope at all his Masses, is about to get some illustrious company. The Westminster Abbey Choir, the world-renowned chorus that last year performed at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, will join the Sistine singers at a special papal Mass on Friday in St. Peter's Basilica, a historic event seen as a perfect symbol of Christian harmony after centuries of discord. It's the first time in its 500-plus year history that the pope's personal choir will sing as a single chorus with another...
  • Middle East: Putin’s Pilgrim Russia is on The Move

    06/28/2012 6:56:20 AM PDT · by marshmallow
    La Stampa-Vatican Insider ^ | 6/26/12 | Giorgio Bernardelli
    Putin’s visit to the Middle East coincides with a massive new influx of immigrants to the Holy LandHis arrival in the Middle East comes at a time when Russia is showing the full extent of its political influence in the Syria problem. But Vladimir’s visit to Israel, Palestine and Jordan from Monday 25 to Tuesday 26 June will also be highly symbolic in religious terms. On the second day, the Russian president will stop off in Bethany Beyond the Jordan – in the land of the Hashemite Kingdom – for the official opening of the new hostel for Russian pilgrims...
  • Rabbi Ariel Under Criminal Probe, ‘Banned Indefinitely’ from Temple Mount

    06/28/2012 6:08:43 AM PDT · by jjotto · 4 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | June 27th, 2012 | Yori Yanover
    Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, the 78 year old founder of the Temple Institute and a former Israeli paratrooper who took part in Israel’s liberation of Temple Mount in 1967, has been banned from entering the holiest Jewish site by Israeli Police. Ariel was informed of the ban last week after attempting to visit the site. Although an official reason was not given at the time, the Rabbi was told by police officers that he was banned indefinitely. A spokesman for the Jerusalem Police told the Jewish Press that the rabbi conducted himself in a manner which is not in compliance with...
  • BYU Professor Daniel Peterson Fired as Editor of Mormon Studies Review at BYU’s Maxwell Institute

    06/28/2012 5:53:15 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 17 replies
    Disreport.net ^ | June 22, 2012 | Trevor Antley
    After rumors circulated earlier in the week, BYU’s Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship confirmed today that Daniel C. Peterson and his associate editors would be removed from the staff of the Mormon Studies Review, previously the FARMS Review. The periodical, which publishes articles and reviews on LDS-related topics and books, was founded by Peterson 23 years ago. Along with Peterson were also dismissed his associate editors Louis C. Midgley, George L. Mitton, Gregory L. Smith and Robert White. In a brief, anonymous statement posted on the Maxwell Institute’s website today the Institute stated, “For many years the FARMS Review has...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (6/28/12) [Prayer]

    06/28/2012 4:32:23 AM PDT · by left that other site · 25 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 6/28/12 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Isaiah 54:17 17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the LORD.Isaiah 54:17 God Bless America!
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - June 28, 2012 [Devotional]

    06/28/2012 4:31:35 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
    www.joelosteen.com ^ | Today | Joel Osteen
    Don’t Give Up Today's Scripture “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up” (Galatians 6:9, NLT) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Are you believing God for something that is taking longer than you thought or expected? If you are praying according to His promises, no matter how long you may have been standing, don’t give up! Your season is coming. Your harvest of blessing is on its way. It might be today, it might be tomorrow, it might be...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [June 28, 2012]

    06/28/2012 4:30:27 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Held by the Grip of God "I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me" —Philippians 3:12 Never choose to be a worker for God, but once God has placed His call on you, woe be to you if you “turn aside to the right hand or to the left” (Deuteronomy 5:32). We are not here to work for God because we have chosen to do so, but because God has “laid hold of” us. And once He has done so, we never have this thought, “Well, I’m...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (6/28/12)[Prayer]

    06/28/2012 4:13:40 AM PDT · by left that other site · 22 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 6/28/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Isaiah 41 14. This is what the Lord says: “The products of Egypt and the merchandise of Cush, and those tall Sabeans — they will come over to you and will be yours; they will trudge behind you, coming over to you in chains. They will bow down before you and plead with you, saying, ‘Surely God is with you, and there is no other; there is no other god. ’” 15. Truly you are a God who has been hiding himself, the God and Savior of Israel. 16. All the makers of...
  • GOD knows whose HIS and the " other one " knows who is not GOD's ( for the moment).

    06/27/2012 10:46:18 PM PDT · by jesus4life · 11 replies
    Faith | GOD-inspired
    AMEN! GOD knows who is HIS! Doesnt matter what humans say about you. Stay the course. Obey HIS WORD/commandments: 1. Love the LORD with all your heart. 2. Love your neighbor as yourself.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-28-12, Memorial, St. Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr

    06/27/2012 10:04:28 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-28-12 | Revised New American Biblel
    June 28, 2012   Memorial of Saint Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr   Reading 1 2 Kgs 24:8-17 Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign,and he reigned three months in Jerusalem.His mother's name was Nehushta,daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem.He did evil in the sight of the LORD,just as his forebears had done. At that time the officials of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon,attacked Jerusalem, and the city came under siege.Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon,himself arrived at the citywhile his servants were besieging it.Then Jehoiachin, king of Judah, together with his mother,his ministers, officers, and functionaries,surrendered to the king of Babylon,...
  • German court bans male circumcision, sparks outrage among Jews, Muslims

    06/27/2012 7:22:25 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 31 replies
    MSNBC ^ | June 27, 2012 | lde Raftery, Reuters
    <p>BERLIN - Jewish and Muslim groups protested on Wednesday after a German court banned the circumcision of young boys for religious reasons, Reuters reported. The ban applies to the Cologne region of Germany.</p> <p>The court in the western city of Cologne handed down the decision on Tuesday in the case of a doctor who was prosecuted for circumcising a four-year-old Muslim boy.</p>
  • USCCB responds to group funded by George Soros which issued talking points ...

    06/27/2012 7:07:48 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    What Does The Prayer Really Say ^ | 27 June 2012 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    This is longish, but I think it has to be seen by as many people as possible: Office of Media Relations 3211 Fourth Street NE ? Washington DC 20017 ? 202-541-3200 ? Fax 202-541-3173 USCCB/MRDATE: June 27, 2012 FROM: Sr. Mary Ann Walsh O: 202-541-3200 M: 301-325-7935 mwalsh@usccb.orgAdvisoryMemo to journalistsWe became aware on June 7, that news media received a memo from John Gehring, casting aspersions on the Catholic bishops and their educational project on religious liberty, the Fortnight for Freedom. [I wrote about this in my post Group funded by George Soros poised to attack US Bishops for the “Fortnight for...
  • German court rules religious circumcision on boys an assault

    06/27/2012 6:46:25 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 20 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 6/27/2012 | AFP Writer
    Circumcising young boys on religious grounds amounts to grievous bodily harm, a German court ruled Tuesday in a landmark decision that the Jewish community said trampled on parents' religious rights. The regional court in Cologne, western Germany, ruled that the "fundamental right of the child to bodily integrity outweighed the fundamental rights of the parents", a judgement that is expected to set a legal precedent. "The religious freedom of the parents and their right to educate their child would not be unacceptably compromised, if they were obliged to wait until the child could himself decide to be circumcised," the court...
  • Christian outrage as Basic Instinct dir plans film of Jesus being child of Roman who raped Mary

    06/27/2012 4:16:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 28, 2012
    The script has not even been written yet, but a film disputing the immaculate conception of Jesus is already causing controversy.  Paul Verhoeven, who worked on the 1992 film Basic Instinct, will direct the film which will suggest that Jesus is not the son of God and instead he was conceived after his mother Mary was raped by a Roman soldier.The film will be based on Verhoeven's 2010 book, Jesus of Nazareth, which discounts the events commonly attributed to the life of Christ.Academy Award-winning Pulp Fiction co-writer Roger Avary is reported to be adapting the book into a screenplay.The news...
  • Ritual circumcision kills two boys in the past decade

    06/27/2012 4:06:49 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 33 replies
    news.com.au ^ | June 08, 2012
    <p>A JEWISH ritual in which a circumciser sucks blood from a newborn's penis has killed two babies in the past decade, US authorities said overnight.</p> <p>The cases of herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) infection were all documented in New York City from 2000 to 2011 and several were within the same neighbourhood.</p>
  • SSPX rejects Vatican's latest offer

    06/27/2012 4:03:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies
    Cath News ^ | June 28, 2012
    The SSPX traditionalist Catholic group on Monday slammed as "clearly unacceptable" a Vatican doctrinal document that was supposed to lay the foundation for the group's reconciliation with Rome, reports NCR Online.The move comes after three years of complex negotiations between the Vatican and the Society of St Pius X and was revealed just as Pope Benedict XVI appointed a high-profile American archbishop to a key post to oversee relations with traditionalists.A letter by Fr Christian Thouvenot, secretary general of the SSPX, to SSPX bishops and regional leaders was leaked on the Internet on Tuesday. Thouvenot later confirmed its authenticity.The letter says...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: LEAGUE OF THE SACRED HEART, 06-27-12

    06/27/2012 12:14:12 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 06-27-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):LEAGUE OF THE SACRED HEART See: APOSTLESHIP OF PRAYER All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.