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  • Record number of justices attends Red Mass

    10/01/2012 4:07:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Cath News ^ | October 1, 2012
    Six of the nine Supreme Court justices attended the annual Red Mass at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington on Sunday.The event’s speakers spoke about using faith in decision-making but largely stayed away from the controversial issues the court will face in the coming months.Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Stephen Breyer, Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice Clarence Thomas, Justice Anthony Kennedy and Justice Elena Kagan all attended the 60th annual Mass. This was Kagan’s first Red Mass.Having six justices in attendance ties a record set in 2009. The only justices to not attend this year...
  • The Blood Paid Your Debt

    10/01/2012 3:40:56 PM PDT · by Frank Broom · 13 replies
    10-01-12 | Frank Bromm
    There are people that don't fully understand what the blood of Jesus has already done for them. So, they continue to live as if Jesus never shed his blood. But, he did and he did it for a reason, for you. You see sin calls for punishment and the punishment for sin is death. Now, that doesn't mean just physical death. It includes all the things that came as the result of sin (sickness, depression, poverty, fear, and everything else). Those things are punishment for sin. Now, the scripture says God is the judge of all the earth and he's...
  • Egypt: The International Welfare Window is Closed!

    10/01/2012 2:52:59 PM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 7 replies
    CSTNEWS ^ | September 30, 2012 | Don Boys, Ph.D.
    Muslim fanatics throughout the Middle East have taken time from beating their wives to riot, burn, kill, and destroy American property. Their leaders in Egypt, Pakistan, and Indonesia have tethered their camels and come in from the desert to lecture Americans on free speech, dignity, and film making. Those Muslim leaders want the UN to criminalize blasphemy against the Koran, Islam, and Mohammed using the amateur, anti-Muslim film by a Coptic Christian (who immigrated to America) as a justification for their demands. At the same time they make their demands about insulting the Koran, they insult our Constitution! I am...
  • Mid-East Prophecy - September 30th, 2012 (Dispensational Caucus)

    10/01/2012 2:26:24 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 30, 2012 | Uploaded by alohabibleprophecy
    Mid-East Prophecy - September 30th, 2012 Pastor JD talks about the prophetic significance three speeches given at the UN General Assembly.
  • Warning Letter to 60,000 Pastors: Were Watching What You Preach

    10/01/2012 1:06:43 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 50 replies ^ | 9/29/12 | Rebecca Hamilton
    Americans United for Separation of Church and State evidently sent copies of this letter to 60,000 pastors recently. Its important to remember that Americans United is not an official agency of any governmental entity. This letter has no force of law and is just their opinion. Our local AU affiliate here in Oklahoma has sent similar letters to pastors in my House district in the past. The pastors I talked to about it tell me they threw it in the trash.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PAIN OF SENSE, 10-01-12

    10/01/2012 8:32:33 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies ^ | 10-01-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):PAIN OF SENSE The suffering in hell caused by some agent called "fire" in Scripture, external to the person and secondary to the main punishment, which is the loss of God. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Cheerleaders temporarily allowed to use Bible-verse banners at football games

    10/01/2012 8:07:10 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 13 replies
    Global Post ^ | September 30, 2012 19:40
    Cheerleaders at Kountze High School in southeast Texas were banned last week from displaying banners with inspirational Bible passages on them at football games, Fox News reported. But now a judge has granted a temporary restraining order that will let them to display the signs until a hearing on the matter takes place Oct. 4. In September, the Kountze Independent School District told the cheerleaders to stop using the religious banners, which the Kountz High football team runs through at games, after the Freedom From Religion Foundation accused the students of violating the Constitution, the Houston Chronicle reported. **SNIP** The...
  • Christian Growth in the Heart of Islam; Kazakhstan; and the Butler's Trial

    10/01/2012 7:04:58 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The National Catholic Reporter ^ | 9/30/12 | John L. Allen Jr.
    Media theorists like to talk about the power of a "narrative," meaning a storyline that's often more influential than reality in shaping perceptions. For instance, violent crime rates in the United States are at historic lows, yet popular psychology, shaped by Quentin Tarantino and "CSI," remains gripped by a narrative of pervasive danger.{C} Pope Benedict XVI recently returned from his fourth trip to the Middle East, where there's a strong Christian narrative these days: decline and possible extinction. Given the steep drop in the native Christian population, some fear the region will soon be a "spiritual Disneyland," full of holy...
  • Grenade Hits Kenyan Sunday School

    10/01/2012 6:53:08 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    UPI ^ | 9/30/12
    NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A grenade attack on a Catholic church Sunday school in Kenya killed one boy and critically injured six other children, the Red Cross said. The attack happened around 10:30 a.m. at the St. Polycarp Catholic church in Nairobi and was immediately blamed on Somalia's al-Shabaab Islamist militants, the BBC reported. Nairobi Police Chief Moses Ombati told the Sunday Nation newspaper some of the injuries were caused by a panic stampede after the blast.
  • Pope: There May be Something Catholic, Even Outside the Catholic Church

    10/01/2012 6:49:44 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    Asia News ^ | 9/30/12
    Christians should not be jealous of the good that is done outside of the Catholic Church. Instead, the good that is done by the various ecclesial realities within the Church should be respected and appreciated. Using wealth "in solidarity and for the common good, ensuring equality and morality, at all levels." Appeal for refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Tomorrow the Pope returns to the Vatican.Castel Gandolfo (AsiaNews) - "Just as one can find that which is not Catholic in the Catholic Church - that is, in the Church -, one can also find something that may be Catholic...
  • New Jersey Archbishop Myers: Catholics Who Back Gay Marriage Should Not Receive Holy Communion

    10/01/2012 6:45:02 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 9/27/12 | John-Henry Westen
    NEWARK, NJ, September 27, 2012 ( - On Tuesday Newark Archbishop John J. Myers released a pastoral letter calling on Catholics, especially Catholic politicians, who do not accept the teaching of the Church on marriage, to in all honesty and humility refrain from receiving Holy Communion. The Archbishop said that to continue to receive Holy Communion while so dissenting would be objectively dishonest. The New Jersey prelate made a distinction between those struggling at times unsuccessfully against sin, and those who would willingly oppose Church teaching. He said: there is a difference between trying to live the whole Gospel while...
  • Vatican in Row Over 'Drunken Tourist Herds' Destroying Sistine Chapel's Majesty

    10/01/2012 6:29:51 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 9/29/12 | Tom Kington
    Author Pietro Citati calls for limit on crowd numbers to preserve Michelangelo's art in Vatican City, RomeA fierce row has broken out over the future of the Sistine Chapel, after one of Italy's most respected writers slammed it as an "unimaginable disaster" where tourists resemble "drunken herds". Centred on the image of God reaching out to give life to Adam, the chapel ceiling is renowned as Michelangelo's masterpiece and offers a defining image of the Christian faith. But as the crush of visitors grows year by year, this home to Michelangelo's majestic 16th-century frescoes often feels more like a packed,...
  • Buddhist Statue Made From Meteorite

    10/01/2012 6:24:59 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The Hindu ^ | 10/1/12 | AP
    <p>An ancient Buddhist statue that a Nazi expedition brought back from Tibet shortly before World War II was carved from a meteorite that crashed on Earth thousands of years ago.</p> <p>What sounds like an Indiana Jones movie plot appears to have actually taken place, according to European researchers publishing in the journal Meteoritics and Planetary Science this month.</p>
  • State Will Keep Believers Safe From Attacks - Kremlin

    10/01/2012 6:19:25 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Interfax ^ | 10/1/12
    Moscow, October 1, Interfax - The government will keep believers safe from attacks, said Kremlin chief of staff Sergey Ivanov. "The state will use the force of law in its entirety to defend our citizens' religious feelings and our national and spiritual values from blasphemy and insult," Ivanov said in Moscow on Monday, opening the 16th Frontiers of History - Frontiers of Russia World Russian People's Assembly. History must be remembered, including the dramatic 20th century history, "when erosion of the spiritual foundations marked the beginning of the nation's breakup and plunge into revolutions, tremors and civil confrontation," he said....
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (10/1/12)[Prayer]

    10/01/2012 4:47:20 AM PDT · by left that other site · 21 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 10/1/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Jerusalem In The Scriptures Nehemiah Inspects Jerusalems Walls 11. I went to Jerusalem, and after staying there three days 12. I set out during the night with a few others. I had not told anyone what my God had put in my heart to do for Jerusalem. There were no mounts with me except the one I was riding on. 13. By night I went out through the Valley Gate toward the Jackal Well and the Dung Gate, examining the walls of Jerusalem, which had been broken down, and its gates, which had...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - October 1, 2012 [Devotional]

    10/01/2012 4:39:09 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies ^ | Today | Joel Osteen
    Dont Let Others Limit Your Dreams Today's Scripture What if some did not have faith? Will their lack of faith nullify Gods faithfulness? (Romans 3:3, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Have the opinions of other people caused you to water down your dreams? There will always be critics and naysayers in life. Its not whats said about you that affects your life, but what you say and believe about yourself. One of the most important things you can learn is that other people dont have to believe in you in order for your dreams to come to...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [October 1, 2012]

    10/01/2012 4:37:03 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Place of Exaltation ". . . Jesus took . . . them up on a high mountain apart by themselves . . ." —Mark 9:2 We have all experienced times of exaltation on the mountain, when we have seen things from God’s perspective and have wanted to stay there. But God will never allow us to stay there. The true test of our spiritual life is in exhibiting the power to descend from the mountain. If we only have the power to go up, something is wrong. It is a wonderful thing to be on the mountain with...
  • Pray For The Salvation And Restoration Of America (10/1/2012)[Prayer]

    10/01/2012 4:17:59 AM PDT · by DarthVader · 9 replies
    10/1/12 | The Holy Scriptures
    Pray For the Salvation of America My fellow Freepers, It is a very serious time in our nation's history and our future looks very uncertain and every day the news is full of stories that cause us to fear as it looks like we are teetering towards the edge of a cliff. It is quite obvious to even the casual observer that our great country is under a tremendous spiritual assault by the forces of darkness and hell that is causing great distress to many across this land and in other free nations. This is largely our own fault as...
  • Catholic Caucus:Daily Mass Readings,10-01-12, M,St. Thrse of the Child Jesus, Virgin&Doctor/Church

    09/30/2012 8:34:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 49 replies ^ | 10-01-12 | Revised New American Bible
    October 1, 2012 Memorial of Saint Thrse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church Reading 1Jb 1:6-22 One day, when the angels of God came to present themselves before the LORD,Satan also came among them.And the LORD said to Satan, "Whence do you come?"Then Satan answered the LORD and said,"From roaming the earth and patrolling it."And the LORD said to Satan, "Have you noticed my servant Job,and that there is no one on earth like him,blameless and upright, fearing God and avoiding evil?"But Satan answered the LORD and said,"Is it for nothing that Job is God-fearing?Have...
  • In U.S., 46% Hold Creationist View of Human Origins

    09/30/2012 8:08:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Gallup ^ | 06/02/2012 | Frank Newport
    Forty-six percent of Americans believe in the creationist view that God created humans in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years. The prevalence of this creationist view of the origin of humans is essentially unchanged from 30 years ago, when Gallup first asked the question. About a third of Americans believe that humans evolved, but with God's guidance; 15% say humans evolved, but that God had no part in the process.