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  • Egypt: How Do You Spell Hypocrite in Arabic?

    10/03/2012 12:11:51 PM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 10 replies
    CSTEWS ^ | October 2, 2012 | Don Boys, Ph.D.
    Egyptian President Morsi and other Middle East Muslim leaders have been lecturing the U.S. about freedom, yet they demand a worldwide law prohibiting any criticism of Islam! Maybe Morsi really doesn’t know the meaning of freedom. I assure you that the largest Christian group in Egypt could teach him the definition. Coptic Christians make up 10% of Egypt’s population although they were the major religious group at one time. They can trace their history back 19 centuries. Following the Arab Spring, the Copts have been fleeing to the freedom of America, most being young professionals and businessmen. If they have...
  • Is Anyone Hellbound?

    10/03/2012 10:14:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/03/2012 | Michael Brown
    The new documentary Hellbound? has reignited discussion about the perennial topic of hell as well as revealed some very bizarre perspectives. Kevin Miller, the film’s director, who identifies as a Christian, stated in an interview that, regarding the traditional view of hell as a place of fiery torment, “I don’t see anything in the Bible that would lead me to believe that such a place exists.” Instead, according to Miller, when Jesus talked about hell, he was talking about the here and now. Really? Jesus didn’t warn about a place of judgment to come? And Director Miller gets his denial...
  • >> Nuclear Whistleblower: I was asked to leave my church! It’s been a living hell (VIDEO) <<<

    Interviewer: What happens is workers who do speak out go through hell, they’re attacked… Ann Harris, former Watts Bar nuclear plant employee: A Living Hell. I was asked to leave my church. Interviewer: …What? Harris: I was asked to leave my church because people that worked at TVA [Tennessee Valley Authority] — just being seen talking to me… could cost people their jobs. That’s the kind of harassment that you can expect.
  • From Atheism to Catechism

    10/03/2012 8:35:44 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    State Press magazine ^ | 9/27/12 | Leah LeMoine
    Imagine society’s collective shock if Hillary Clinton were to join the National Rifle Association, if members of the Westboro Baptist Church were discovered frolicking at a gay bar or if Quentin Tarantino were to announce plans to make a Justin Bieber documentary. Josh Horn’s friends were hit with a shock wave of that magnitude when Horn, then an ardent atheist, announced his resignation as president of the Secular Free Thought Society, an ASU club known for its skepticism of religion. Horn had committed the ultimate taboo and sealed his self-imposed excommunication with one act: he decided to become a Catholic....
  • Catholic Word of the Day: CORNETTE, 10-03-12

    10/03/2012 7:42:09 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 10-03-012 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):CORNETTE A large, spreading white headgear. Formerly worn in France by both men and women and until recently by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. (Etym.French cornette, headdress.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    10/03/2012 7:33:45 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 12 replies
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  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (10/3/12)[Prayer]

    10/03/2012 5:31:31 AM PDT · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 10/3/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Jerusalem In The Scriptures Opposition To The Building of the Wall 1. When Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became angry and was greatly incensed. He ridiculed the Jews, 2 and in the presence of his associates and the army of Samaria, he said, “What are those feeble Jews doing? Will they restore their wall? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they finish in a day? Can they bring the stones back to life from those heaps of rubble—burned as they are?” 3 Tobiah the Ammonite, who was at his side,...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - October 3, 2012 [Devotional]

    10/03/2012 4:42:14 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
    www.joelosteen.com ^ | Today | Joel Osteen
    Possessing Your Promised Land Today's Scripture The Lord your God will thrust them out from before you and drive them out of your sight, and you shall possess their land, as the Lord your God promised you. Joshua 23:5, AMP. Today's Word from Joel and Victoria We all have giants or obstacles that try to keep us from possessing what God has promised, especially in our dreams. We have two choices: we can quit and live in mediocrity, or we can fight and take hold of the victory. In the Bible, the children of Israel were camped right next...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [October 3, 2012]

    10/03/2012 4:40:01 AM PDT · by Vision · 6 replies
    The Place of Ministry "He said to them, ’This kind [of unclean spirit] can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting’ " —Mark 9:29 His disciples asked Him privately, ’Why could we not cast it out?’ ” (Mark 9:28). The answer lies in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. “This kind can come out by nothing but” concentrating on Him, and then doubling and redoubling that concentration on Him. We can remain powerless forever, as the disciples were in this situation, by trying to do God’s work without concentrating on His power, and by following instead the ideas...
  • Pray For The Salvation And Restoration Of America (10/3/2012)[Prayer]

    10/03/2012 4:20:43 AM PDT · by DarthVader · 12 replies
    10/3/12 | 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...
  • Benedict XVI’s encyclical on faith due out January

    10/03/2012 3:52:55 AM PDT · by markomalley
    La Stampa ^ | 10/2/2012
    The encyclical apparently uses a deep and very direct language which speaks to everyone who reads and reflects on the text Pope Benedict XVI’s next encyclical which focuses on the theme of faith, is almost ready. “The Pope - a high-ranking prelate in the Curia explained – finished writing it this summer in Castel Gandolfo and the text will be published by January 2013.” The publication of the new encyclical will be a key moment in the Year of Faith which kicks off this coming 11 October. One of the reasons why the text will be published at the beginning...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-03-12

    10/02/2012 10:23:34 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-03-12 | Revised New American Bible
    October 3, 2012   Wednesday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Jb 9:1-12, 14-16 Job answered his friends and said: I know well that it is so;but how can a man be justified before God?Should one wish to contend with him,he could not answer him once in a thousand times.God is wise in heart and mighty in strength;who has withstood him and remained unscathed? He removes the mountains before they know it;he overturns them in his anger.He shakes the earth out of its place,and the pillars beneath it tremble.He commands the sun, and it rises not;he...
  • Tea With Honey But Not in Jerusalem: Abp of Canterbury Makes His Peace With Post-Christian England

    10/02/2012 8:48:39 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | Tracey Rowland
    Dr Rowan Williams is retiring as the Archbishop of Canterbury to take up the post of Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge. His “valedictory” book, Faith in the Public Square, is attracting considerable media interest. I was prompted to buy it after reading Dr William Oddie’s particularly colorful review in the London Catholic Herald. Oddie concluded that the ideas promoted in the book are the sort of impractical nonsense one only hears on Oxbridge high tables and in senior common rooms. I have never met Dr Williams but I once quoted him in a paper I delivered in Italy, a short...
  • Catholic Doctors Tackle How to Survive in an 'Increasingly Toxic Culture'

    10/02/2012 8:41:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 10/1/12 | Tim Drake
    At the annual Catholic Medical Association conference, Bishop Robert Vasa says the current health-care crisis is ‘a clarion call’ for Catholic doctors in the U.S.ST. PAUL, Minn. — Conscience rights' protection and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services contraception mandate were the topics foremost on the minds of medical professionals gathered in St. Paul, Minn., for the Catholic Medical Association’s (CMA) 81st educational conference. The Sept. 26-29 conference, which drew more than 600 attendees, featured prominent speakers who shared the history of the present cultural battle and how to bear witness to the truth and bring it to...
  • Cardinal: Pope Likely to Pardon Valet

    10/02/2012 8:38:36 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 10/1/12 | Edward Pentin
    Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, a canon lawyer and member of the Vatican’s Supreme Court, is convinced that Pope Benedict XVI will pardon his former valet, Paolo Gabriele. Gabriele, who is currently being tried in a Vatican court for the theft of confidential documents from the papal apartments, is to take the witness stand tomorrow. In an interview with La Repubblica Sept. 30, the Curial cardinal, asked if Gabriele will be jailed or pardoned, stressed that a pardon “is a personal prerogative of the Holy Father” and one that only he, in good conscience, can decide. He added: “According to my...
  • Crystal Cathedral's Robert A. Schuller 'Short Sells' Calif. Home to Avoid Foreclosure

    10/02/2012 5:24:14 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 33 replies
    Christian Post ^ | September 20, 2012 | Katherine Weber
    The former senior pastor of the Crystal Cathedral, Robert A. Schuller, has announced that he will default on his home in Laguna Beach, Calif., after unsuccessful attempts to sell the home before its Nov. 2 foreclosure date. "I'm short-selling my house. I have more loans than I can sell the house for," Schuller said in a recent interview with the Orange County Register. "The house will not go into foreclosure. It will be a short sale," Schuller said, adding: "I can't afford the house as I once could." Schuller, who is the son of the Crystal Cathedral's founder, the Rev....
  • Catholics and Campaign 2012 (The ... Left doesn’t have a monopoly on the Church’s social teaching.)

    10/02/2012 4:19:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | September 24, 2012 | George Weigel
    The Sisters of Life were founded in 1991 by Cardinal John O’Connor and Mother Agnes Mary Donovan (a former Columbia psychology professor and clinician) as a new religious community of women dedicated to the defense of life at all stages and in all conditions. The Sisters of Life are wholly orthodox and wear the kind of modernized (and in their case, quite beautiful) religious habit envisioned by the Second Vatican Council. And unlike the religious orders represented by this summer’s “Nuns on the Bus” road show, which culminated in Sister Simone Campbell’s attempt to excommunicate Representative Paul Ryan at the...
  • The Women at the Well

    10/02/2012 3:03:04 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 12 replies
    IFB ^ | 10/2/12
    In this audio message you will be absolutely blow away by the ETERNAL love of Almighty God and His passion for leading people to His Saving grace. Indeed Almighty God is a God of great compassion, concern and care (John 3:16-17). "For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost." Luke 19:10 Must It Be So Personal - audio link
  • The Very heart Of The Gospel...

    The Apostle John, in his first epistle, set forth three simple theological propositions; * God is Light, and in Him is no darkness at all…(I John 1:5) * God is Love…(I John 4:8) * Jesus Christ has come,(and remains) in the flesh…(I John 4:2)The apostle was seeking to call the children of God back to ,“that which you have heard from the beginning…”, the “old commandment which you heard at the first…”, because the false prophets had swept into the assemblies, with their super-spirituality, false prophecies, visions , revelations, spiritual elitism, and above all with their esoteric ‘knowledge’. They were...
  • Feast of the Guardian Angels

    10/02/2012 12:25:36 PM PDT · by koinonia · 11 replies
    The Absolute Primacy of Christ website ^ | October 2, 2012 | Fr. Maximilian M. Dean
    Excellent read from Fr. Dean's website: "Beside each believer stands an angel as protector and shepherd leading him to life." St. Basil the Great Today the Church celebrates the feast of the Guardian Angels. Angels, as we know, are creatures endowed with intellect and will; they can, therefore, as personal creatures, know and love God. They already possess the Beatific Vision of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in glory and are faithful, humble servants of Christ the King and Mary the Queen. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Jesus Christ is the center of the entire...