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  • Catholic Word of the Day: MANASSEH, 10-04-12

    10/04/2012 12:09:26 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 10-04-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):MANASSEH 1. the older son of Joseph and Asenath. Joseph explained the name, which means "forget," as helping him forget his sufferings (Genesis 41:51). Jacob was the grandfather of Manasseh and his younger brother Ephraim, and adopted the two boys. This was a common custom because adoption ensured inheritance. When he gave them his blessing before he died, Jacob prophesied that Ephraim would be the ancestor of a great nation. His prophecy proved accurate (Genesis 48:19). Manasseh married a Canaanite and settled in the Jordan Valley. His best-known descendant was Gilead; 2. son of Hezekiah. He...
  • Revisiting the Mormon Issue ('It's great to vote for Jesus Christ, but He's not on the ballot')

    10/04/2012 11:46:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/04/2012 | Jerry Newcombe
    The Mormon issue is rearing its head again in this campaign. An online article in the latest issue of US News (9/27/2012) notes that some political phone calls have raised the Mormon issue. The article refers to Deal Hudson, "the president of the Pennsylvania Catholics Network and an expert on Catholic outreach," and says that he is alarmed after finding out "that a group calling itself Catholics for Obama had been making push poll phone calls in support of the president's re-election bid. Among the questions being asked, he said, was 'How can you support a "Mormon" who does not...
  • Working Wonders at St. Gregory’s

    10/04/2012 9:51:43 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    legatus Magazine ^ | 10/3/12 | Matthew A. Rarey
    Legates’ addiction-treatment program helps people be who God calls them to be . . .Barb Conner was in a “dark place” in 2008 when she boarded the plane in Boston and alighted in Iowa. Drinking, complicated by “unresolved issues,” had taken her life in a downward spiral. She had tried AA but found its approach “very negative,” regarding alcoholism as a disease and addiction as a permanent condition. Her husband and daughters had desperately helped her research treatment options. Online they discovered St. Gregory Retreat Centers, which experts have touted as the most advanced, comprehensive alcohol and drug addiction recovery...
  • Pope, at Marian shrine, entrusts Year of Faith, synod to Mary (Catholic Caucus)

    10/04/2012 9:44:20 AM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    cnsnews ^ | October 4, 2012
    Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Mass outside the Sanctuary of the Holy House in Loreto, Italy, Oct. 4. The small house inside the basilica is traditionally venerated as the house of Mary, miraculously transplanted from the Holy Land. (CNS/Paul Haring) By Catholic News Service LORETO, Italy (CNS) -- During a visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Loreto, Pope Benedict XVI formally entrusted to Mary the world Synod of Bishops and the Year of Faith. The pope was marking the 50th anniversary of Blessed John XXIII's visit to the Marian shrine, about 175 miles northwest of Rome, when he...
  • TURKMENISTAN: Mass fines for unregistered religious worship

    10/04/2012 8:29:18 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy
    Forum 18 News Service ^ | 2 October 2012 | Felix Corley
    A week after their Sunday worship was raided, eleven Baptists in the northern city of Dashoguz were each fined two months' average wages, Protestants told Forum 18 News Service. One of those fined was a schoolboy aged 17. Two of the judges refused to discuss with Forum 18 why they had punished individuals for meeting for worship. One of the judges also refused to explain why he had imprisoned a Jehovah's Witness conscientious objector in March. Meanwhile, the Turkmen authorities allowed a visiting Protestant Oleg Piyashev to return to his family in Russia after earlier blocking his departure. But mystery...
  • Francis of Assisi: Pattern for Lay Holiness

    10/04/2012 7:10:51 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 10/4/12 | Donald S. Prudlo
    For over 100 years, there has been a veritable “Francis industry,” going well beyond the plastic kitsch in Assisi gift shop windows (after all, no one can capitalize on poverty like a Minorite!). For that whole period of time, people have been making and remaking Giovanni Francesco di Pietro Bernardone to fit their own images of what they think he was really about. From the neutered figure made appealing to agnostic Victorians and gardening aficionados, to Francis the PETA activist, the poor man of Assisi has been made poorer in the process. We have had Francis the Socialist Hippie, with...
  • San Francisco Set to Welcome New Roman Catholic Archbishop with Pomp and Protests

    10/04/2012 6:53:03 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/4/12 | Associated Press
    SAN FRANCISCO — The installation of a new Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco — a backer of California’s same-sex marriage ban — is drawing support and concern as the 56-year-old priest assumes the ceremonial seat at St. Mary’s Cathedral during a Mass Thursday. Such inductions have not historically been cause for much interest or angst in San Francisco, where the population of church faithful is smaller than in many major U.S. cities. But attention is intense this time. Salvatore Joseph Cordileone, a native Californian who served as bishop of neighboring Oakland for the last three-and-a-half years, has a nationwide...
  • Leading Church Historian to be Received into Personal Ordinariate

    10/04/2012 6:49:38 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 10/4/12 | Madeleine Teahan
    Dr Edward Norman, the historian and former Canon Chancellor of York Minister, will be received into the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham on Sunday. In an article for this newspaper, Dr Norman explains the reasons for his decision to become a Catholic. He argues that Anglicanism has “no basis for its authority” as its confession “varies from place to place and person to person”. He says: “At the centre of Anglicanism is a great void.” He adds: “The Church of England provides a masterclass in equivocation; it also, however, is the residence of very many good and faithful Christian people who...
  • The Mainstream Media Falls for the Latest Hoax: The Case of Mrs. Jesus

    10/04/2012 6:45:46 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 10/4/12 | Rev. George W. Rutler
    Monsignor Ronald Knox, probably the most inspired preacher and apologist of the twentieth century, wrote an essay in 1928 satirizing some skeptical Biblical literary critics, in which he used their methods to “prove” that the real author of Tennyson’s In Memoriam was Queen Victoria. Many who doubt the plausibility of the Scriptures are gullible about hoaxes. I don’t just mean the rabbit with antelope horns called a jackalope. There was the Cardiff Giant of 1869 promoted by P.T. Barnum, and John Payne Collier’s forgery of Shakespeare letters. Some pretended to be the Grand Duchess Anastasia, and far earlier was the...
  • Converting Protestants [to Catholicism] - A Secret Method

    10/04/2012 6:39:23 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 27 replies
    Catholic in the Ozarks ^ | 24 September 2012 | Shane Schaetzel
    I have a secret.  I know how to get more Protestants into the Catholic Church.  Would you like to know?  It's guaranteed to work with shocking effectiveness.  You'll get more Protestant converts to the Catholic Church than you know what to do with.  They'll come in small numbers at first, just a trickle really, but that will slowly grow into a torrent.  You won't know what to do with them all.  You'll probably have to build bigger parishes or add on to existing ones.  From these converts you will find the most faithful and passionate Catholics in your whole diocese....
  • Daniel and the Times of the Gentiles (Part 1)

    10/04/2012 5:56:52 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 4 replies
    Bible Prophecy Blog ^ | 10/4/2012 | Dr. Tony Garland
    While reading the Gospels, we can encounter passages which puzzle us. One such passage concerns a statement made by Jesus in response to questions on the part of his disciples concerning the destruction of the Jewish Temple and the end of the age (Luke 21:5-7). For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! For there will be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people. And they will fall by the edge of...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (10/4/12)

    10/04/2012 5:44:25 AM PDT · by left that other site · 16 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 10/4/12 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Isaiah 54:17 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!
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (10/4/12)[Prayer]

    10/04/2012 5:31:24 AM PDT · by left that other site · 15 replies
    10/4/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Jerusalem In The Scriptures Nehemiah Helps the Poor 1 Now the men and their wives raised a great outcry against their fellow Jews. 2 Some were saying, “We and our sons and daughters are numerous; in order for us to eat and stay alive, we must get grain.” 3 Others were saying, “We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards and our homes to get grain during the famine.” 4 Still others were saying, “We have had to borrow money to pay the king’s tax on our fields and vineyards. 5 Although we are...
  • 1,500 ministers to preach on politics

    10/04/2012 4:56:37 AM PDT · by wesagain · 13 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Oct 4, 2012 | Dave Tombers
    "Movement challenges IRS ban on naming names from pulpit"The number of pastors standing up for their right to preach from their pulpits on politics is surging. They call a ban on such speech a “cultural myth.” In 2008, 35 pastors defied the IRS, which holds the position that church “organizations are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office.” The number of pastors boldly opposing the IRS rule grew to 539 in 2011 and is expected to be more than 1,500...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - October 4, 2012 [Devotional]

    10/04/2012 4:28:47 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
    www.joelosteen.com ^ | Today | Joel Osteen
    He Makes All Things New Today's Scripture “He who was seated on the throne said, ‘I am making everything new!’...” (Revelation 21:5, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Can you remember the time when you first discovered a big dream in your heart? Maybe you were determined to excel in your career, or as a parent, or maybe you were focused on deepening your walk with the Lord. You probably started out with enthusiasm, but maybe things got a little difficult or didn’t happen as quickly as you would have liked. Oftentimes, when things don’t go as planned,...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [October 4, 2012]

    10/04/2012 4:26:52 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Vision and The Reality ". . . to those who are . . . called to be saints . . ." —1 Corinthians 1:2 Thank God for being able to see all that you have not yet been. You have had the vision, but you are not yet to the reality of it by any means. It is when we are in the valley, where we prove whether we will be the choice ones, that most of us turn back. We are not quite prepared for the bumps and bruises that must come if we are going to...
  • Pray For The Salvation And Restoration Of America (10/4/2012)[Prayer]

    10/04/2012 4:16:43 AM PDT · by DarthVader · 9 replies
    10/4/12 | 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, 10-04-12, M, St. Francis of Assisi, Religious

    10/03/2012 8:15:10 PM PDT · by Salvation · 43 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-04-12 | Revised New American Bible
    October 4, 2012 Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi, religious   Reading 1 Jb 19:21-27 Job said: Pity me, pity me, O you my friends,for the hand of God has struck me!Why do you hound me as though you were divine,and insatiably prey upon me? Oh, would that my words were written down!Would that they were inscribed in a record:That with an iron chisel and with leadthey were cut in the rock forever!But as for me, I know that my Vindicator lives,and that he will at last stand forth upon the dust;Whom I myself shall see:my own eyes, not another's,...
  • The Episcopal Bishop of San Francisco 'Welcomes' the Catholic Archbishop

    10/03/2012 7:35:59 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 10/2/12 | Mark Brumley
    The Bishop of the Episcopal Church in San Francisco, Marc Andrus, has issued an outrageous statement "welcoming" the new Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordileone, who will be installed on Thursday, October 4. In the process of saying "how do you do", the Episcopalian church leader insults Cordileone over his stance in support of marriage. Imagine that. The Episcopal leader also extends the hand of welcome to Catholics who may not like Cordileone to come home from Rome. It wouldn't exactly be charitable to reply, "Don't let the church door hit you on the way out", so I don't...
  • Islamic Jihad massacres, as hate crimes en-masse

    10/03/2012 1:10:51 PM PDT · by Milagros · 9 replies
    Islamic Jihad massacres, as hate crimes en-masse Every Islamic terror act, anywhere, is a clear cut case of intolerance, it is always against the "other." True, by Islamic Jihad any infidel targets are fair-game, it's just that some groups are easier targets as "justification" are aided by propaganda, often backed by some radical liberals in the West. Such are many Muslim aggressors posing as "victims," for instance those Arab immigrants ' grandchildren, invaders in Jews' Israel/Palestine who go by the title "Palestinians," while some in the West really buy the notion that these mass-murderers are just about "Palestine-Arab-State," ignoring or...
  • 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...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PANEGYRIC, 10-02-12

    10/02/2012 7:45:02 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 10-02-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):PANEGYRIC An elaborate public praise given of some person or event, a formal eulogy. The most famous Christian panegyrics were those of the Fathers of the Church, e.g., St. John Chrysostom preaching on Sts. Lucian and Romanus in A.D. 387. (Etym. Greek pan_gyrikos, for a public festival.) 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 our Nation.

    10/02/2012 6:25:50 AM PDT · by WhatNot · 9 replies
    Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. (John 14:27)
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(10/2/120[prayer]

    10/02/2012 4:47:57 AM PDT · by left that other site · 16 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 10/2/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Jerusalem In The Scriptures Builders of the Wall Eliashib the high priest and his fellow priests went to work and rebuilt the Sheep Gate. They dedicated it and set its doors in place, building as far as the Tower of the Hundred, which they dedicated, and as far as the Tower of Hananel. 2 The men of Jericho built the adjoining section, and Zakkur son of Imri built next to them. 3 The Fish Gate was rebuilt by the sons of Hassenaah. They laid its beams and put its doors and bolts and...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - October 2, 2012 [Devotional]

    10/02/2012 4:36:26 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    www.joelosteen.com ^ | Today | Joel Osteen
    Fire up Your Dreams Today's Scripture “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you...” (2 Timothy 1:6, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria I believe that God has planted seeds of greatness on the inside of every one of us. We all have dreams and desires, things we want to accomplish; things we want to see changed. But so many times, life has a way of stealing our dreams. We go through disappointments, face adversity, things don’t turn out as we would like. Too often, people just end...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [October 2, 2012]

    10/02/2012 4:35:15 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Place of Humiliation "If You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us" —Mark 9:22 After every time of exaltation, we are brought down with a sudden rush into things as they really are, where it is neither beautiful, poetic, nor thrilling. The height of the mountaintop is measured by the dismal drudgery of the valley, but it is in the valley that we have to live for the glory of God. We see His glory on the mountain, but we never live for His glory there. It is in the place of humiliation that we...
  • Cardinal Sarah calls upon Catholic Charities to foster Catholic identity

    10/02/2012 4:15:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    CWN ^ | 10/2/2012
    Speaking at Catholic Charities USA’s annual gathering, the president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum urged the agency to draw strength from its Catholic identity and take part in the new evangelization. “Today, the Church in America, including Catholic Charities, face[s] challenges that threaten this heritage that has been passed on to us by previous generations,” said Guinea-born Cardinal Robert Sarah in his October 1 address. “The times in which we live in are characterized by an aggressive secularism that seeks to exclude the role of religion in public life and as a consequence, set up a culture without God,...
  • Ex-Muslim: Islam "scares the hell out of me"

    10/02/2012 4:15:42 AM PDT · by wesagain · 15 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Oct 2, 2012 | Greg Corombos
    "My culture of origin is infecting America with fear of speaking the truth"Islamic countries indoctrinate children with hatred toward Israel and teach them Israel has no historic claim to the land or the city of Jerusalem, Nonie Darwish, founder of Arabs for Israel, told WND’s Greg Corombos. Darwish shared her story of being born into a Muslim family in Egypt and being raised to hate Israel. “It is the total annihilation of Israel and the Jews,” she said. “This is what the center of the educational system in the whole Arab world is. We were taught Jerusalem is a Muslim...
  • Pray For The Salvation And Restoration Of America (10/2/2012)[Prayer]

    10/02/2012 3:31:58 AM PDT · by DarthVader · 10 replies
    10/2/12 | 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, 10-02-12, M, The Holy Guardian Angels

    10/01/2012 10:12:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-02-12 | Revised New American Bible
    October 2, 2012   Memorial of The Holy Guardian Angels   Reading 1 Jb 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23 Job opened his mouth and cursed his day.Job spoke out and said: Perish the day on which I was born,the night when they said, "The child is a boy!" Why did I not perish at birth,come forth from the womb and expire?Or why was I not buried away like an untimely birth,like babes that have never seen the light?Wherefore did the knees receive me?or why did I suck at the breasts? For then I should have lain down and been tranquil;had I slept,...
  • Pro-life video of the day: Churchgoers boo pro-lifer for questioning Sebelius

    10/01/2012 6:05:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 66 replies
    jill stanek ^ | 10.1.2012 | jill stanek
    This past weekend, a pro-life protestor was booed – at a D.C. church – for attempting to ask Kathleen Sebelius a question regarding the HHS contraception mandate at a forum following the church service. From WorldNetDaily: Brandi Swindell [pictured right], National Director of Generation Life, a pro-life group dedicated to mobilizing activists, students, artists, musicians and young professionals to end abortion and spread the message of sexual integrity, told WND that she had a “divine appointment” in Washington today. “Three of us chose to attend church at St. John’s this morning,” Swindell said, “and at the last minute found out...