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  • Bulgarian Orthodox Patriarch Maxim Dies at 98

    11/06/2012 8:22:17 AM PST · by annalex · 10 replies
    Bulgarian Orthodox Patriarch Maxim Dies at 98 Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria was in charge of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church for 41 years. Photo by Cross The head of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Maxim, has passed away at the age of 98. Patriarch Maxim died shortly before 4 am on Tuesday, the Bulgarian National Television reported. The head of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church was hospitalized a month ago, and in the last few days he was on life support in the Governmental Hospital in Sofia. His All Holiness Maxim of Bulgaria turned 98 on October 29, 2012. Because of his...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: STATION, 11-06-12

    11/06/2012 8:02:06 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies ^ | 11-06-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):STATION A term indicating where some part of a moving or progressive liturgical celebration takes place. Thus the new Liturgy for the Dead provides for three types of function: three stations, i.e., in the home, in church, and at the cemetery; two stations, i.e., in the cemetery chapel and at the grave; and one station only, in the home of the deceased. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Change Afoot in Cuba

    11/06/2012 7:04:13 AM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    First Things ^ | 5/11/12 | Jonathan Newman
    I recently concluded my second visit to Cuba in eighteen months. On my way out, I asked the airline official why I was given the luxury of sitting in the exit row. He smiled and replied, “The Holy Book says, ‘Do unto others what you want them to do unto you.’” When I asked him if he believed the Holy Book was from God, he laughed. “Of course! I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. Are you?” This was the last of scores of encounters over my previous week that signaled great changes underway in Cuba, both religious and political....
  • The St. Marcel Initiative [Bp Williamson Goes Freelance]

    11/06/2012 6:54:40 AM PST · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    The St. Marcel Initiave ^ | 11/3/12 | Bp. Richard Williamson
    It seems that, today, God wants a loose network of independent pockets of Catholic Resistance, gathered around the Mass, freely contacting one another, but with no structure of false obedience, which served to sink the mainstream Church in the 1960’s and is now sinking the Society of St. Pius X. If you agree, make contributions to the St. Marcel Initiative; they will certainly come in useful. For myself, once my situation stabilizes, I am ready to put my bishop’s powers at the disposal of whoever can make wise use of them. —His Excellency Bishop Richard Williamson, London, November 3, 2012...
  • Egypt's New Pope Opposes Religious Constitution

    11/06/2012 6:35:21 AM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Associated Press via Yahoo News ^ | 11/5/12 | Sarah el Deeb
    <p>CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's new Coptic pope said Monday the constitution now being drafted will not be acceptable if it is overtly religious, a sign he would campaign with his Christian minority and secular groups against increasing Islam's role in the new charter.</p>
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation.

    11/06/2012 6:27:17 AM PST · by WhatNot · 13 replies
    Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I [am] the LORD that maketh all [things]; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself; That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise [men] backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;(Isaiah 44:24-25
  • Father Frank Pavone's Homily on Voting

    11/06/2012 6:12:19 AM PST · by NKP_Vet ^ | November 6, 2012 | Fr. Frank Pavone
    Fr Frank Pavone's homily on voting........
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(11/6/12)[Prayer]

    11/06/2012 5:07:11 AM PST · by left that other site · 9 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 11/6/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures My Sun and my Shield Psalm 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.
  • VANITY: Where is your heart? Endtime implications for the election

    11/06/2012 4:31:22 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 9 replies
    Vanity | 11/6/2012 | Dr. Thorne
    My personal belief is that this election will serve as notice from God Almighty regarding His blessing on America. If Obama wins, I will be resigned to the fact that God has turned His back on America for our manifold sins, especially for rejecting and ignoring Christ - the same sin that brought utter destruction on Jerusalem in 70 A.D.If Romney wins, I believe this will signal that God has not yet turned His back on America, and that we still have a chance to repent and retain His blessing.Either way, as I have posted before on FR, America does...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - November 6, 2012 [Devotional]

    11/06/2012 4:15:36 AM PST · by Vision · 4 replies
    Email ^ | 11/6/12 | Joel Osteen
    Yes and Amen Today's Scripture For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. 2 Corinthians 1:20, NKJV. Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Have you thought about the fact that God has already said “yes” to His promises in your life? You don’t have to beg God to be good to you. You don’t have to plead with Him to help you. God wants to help you. He wants to pour out His abundant blessing on your life. Scripture says His promises are “yes and amen.”...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [November 6, 2012]

    11/06/2012 4:14:11 AM PST · by Vision · 2 replies
    Programme Of Belief "Believest thou this?" —John 11:26 Martha believed in the power at the disposal of Jesus Christ, she believed that if He had been present He could have healed her brother; she also believed that Jesus had a peculiar intimacy with God and that whatever He asked of God, God would do; but she needed a closer personal intimacy with Jesus. Martha’s programme of belief had its fulfilment in the future; Jesus led her on until her belief became a personal possession, and then slowly emerged into a particular inheritance – “Yea, Lord, I believe that Thou...
  • Pray For The Salvation And Restoration Of America (11/6/2012)[Election Day Prayer]

    11/06/2012 3:05:44 AM PST · by DarthVader · 21 replies
    11/6/12 | 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...
  • NY religious sister in court after $128,000 theft ["Pastoral Associate"]

    11/06/2012 2:42:50 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    EWTN News ^ | 11/6/12 | Kevin J. Jones
    A religious sister who served as pastoral associate at two parishes in western New York faces grand larceny charges after she allegedly stole $128,000 from the parishes. Kevin Keenan, a spokesman for the Diocese of Buffalo, commented on the charges Nov. 5. “It’s always disappointing when people in positions of trust apparently violate that trust,” he told EWTN News. “Parishioners are hard working people and they donated money to the parish with the expectation that that money would be put toward ministry and other parish operations.” Sister Mary Anne Rapp was scheduled to appear in Kendall Town Court on Nov....
  • Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth

    11/06/2012 12:25:38 AM PST · by AmbassadorForChrist · 3 replies
    Bible | 2012 | AmbassadorForChrist
    There are many who are ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth:
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-06-12

    11/05/2012 10:21:51 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies ^ | 11-06-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 6, 2012 Tuesday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Phil 2:5-11 Brothers and sisters:Have among yourselves the same attitudethat is also yours in Christ Jesus, Who, though he was in the form of God,did not regard equality with Godsomething to be grasped.Rather, he emptied himself,taking the form of a slave,coming in human likeness;and, found human in appearance,he humbled himself,becoming obedient to death,even death on a cross.Because of this, God greatly exalted himand bestowed on him the namethat is above every name,that at the name of Jesusevery knee should bend,of those in heaven and on earth...
  • Faith First! A Meditation at the End of a Political Season

    11/05/2012 9:45:57 PM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-05-12 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Faith First! A Meditation at the End of a Political SeasonBy: Msgr. Charles Pope Since election day has arrived I have sought to make a few observations about the struggle that many priests face as the increasingly painful political process unfolds in this country every two, and especially every four years.I say “painful” for several reasons. On the one hand, many of us priests are excoriated if there is even a remote sense by someone in the pew that we are “getting into politics.” Perhaps we speak on the matter of abortion, against the homosexual agenda, or a so-called...
  • Put not your trust in princes

    11/05/2012 7:40:34 PM PST · by redgolum · 6 replies
    Pslam 146 | Bible
    Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul! I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being. Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation. When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish. Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who keeps faith forever; who...
  • Call for a Lord's Prayer Monday Before Election

    11/05/2012 5:38:38 PM PST · by tflabo · 8 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 11/5/2012 | Christopher J. Ruff, S.T.L.
    - We call on all Christians Monday to join in praying the Lord's Prayer for Tuesday's elections and for the future of our nation - especially for godly leaders who respect life in the womb, God's plan for marriage, and religious freedom. Let's storm heaven Monday with the Prayer Jesus taught us. Pray it often throughout the day, and pray it from your heart.
  • A Catholic Priest Speaks to Voters about Faith, Partisanship, and Intrinsic Evil [Must hear!]

    11/05/2012 3:58:11 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/5/12
    Fr. Weiss speaks forcefully to Catholic voters, warning them that they must put the Faith ahead of partisanship. This is an election with consequences of Biblical proportion. We cannot grant all issues of public policy the same weight. How to perform the corporal works of mercy, such as feeding the hungry or sheltering the homeless, is a matter for debate. But we cannot be complicit with intrinsic evil. That is not debatable. Among the intrinsic evils are abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, contraception, sterilization, and same sex marriage. Father warns that those who have already voted for intrinsic evil,...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update - November 4th, 2012 (Dispensational Caucus)

    11/05/2012 2:41:53 PM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 4, 2012 | Uploaded by alohabibleprophecy
    Mid-East Prophecy Update - November 4th, 2012 Pastor J.D. talks about the prophetic significance of this years elections and how it may very well be moving towards the final "New World Order."