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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."
  • 2012 US General Election Prayer Thread

    11/05/2012 2:32:56 PM PST · by wk4bush2004 · 33 replies
    I decided to create this thread, where those who would like can come and we can all pray here together for the victory of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in the general election. Prayer is powerful and I invite all who desire to come here and post prayers. God bless!
  • Brits, Americans celebrate Guy Fawkes Day [Remember, remember the fifth of November]

    11/05/2012 1:57:08 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 9 replies
    The Daily Illini ^ | November 4, 2012 | Reema Abi-Akar
    If there is a face of anarchy, it’s that of Guy Fawkes. His face is so notorious that it is commonly symbolized, ironically, in the form of an identity-concealing mask. Fawkes was an English Catholic who is immortalized annually on Nov. 5, a date identified by his namesake. Guy Fawkes Day marks his plot in 1605 to eliminate the entire British Parliament in one fell swoop. He was popularized by the 2005 movie “V for Vendetta,” where V, the character based on Fawkes, always wore a smug, musketeer-style mustachioed mask that came to embody his revolutionary persona. As the history...
  • Brody File: Sarah Palin's Last Second Audio Call to Evangelicals: Vote 'Your Common-Sense Values'

    11/05/2012 1:04:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    CBN News ^ | November 5, 2012 | David Brody, Chief Political Correspondent
    In these last days before Election Day, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is wading into the presidential race. The Brody File has in its possession a robocall she made aimed at getting conservative faith voters to the polls. She recorded it for the Faith and Freedom Coalition. Listen below for part of that message by clicking here. A portion of the robocall transcription is below. “Our nation is at a crossroads. So please go to the polls and vote for the candidates who share your common-sense values. Urge your friends and family to vote, too. Thank you and God bless...
  • Ohio’s faithful chorus may call the tune on Election Day

    11/05/2012 11:30:48 AM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    One News Now ^ | November 5, 2012 | Robert Knight
    Economic issues seem to be dominating the 2012 campaign, but a quiet electoral revolution is brewing. The "religious vote" is on the move -- and it's not going leftward. Disgusted by the Democrats' embrace of the abortion industry and the homosexual agenda, plus the reckless spending and the Democrats' initially leaving God and Jerusalem out of the party platform, the rightward march may turn into a stampede on Nov. 6. Building on the Tea Party-fueled GOP tsunami in 2010, "values voter" activists are in hyperdrive. The Rev. Billy Graham, while not endorsing a candidate, is featured in full-page ads urging...
  • “Remember, remember the fifth of November” [Shakespeare's "Macbeth" and the Gunpowder Plot]

    11/05/2012 11:27:58 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 13 replies
    OUPblog ^ | November 5th, 2012 | Daniel Swift
    “Remember, remember the fifth of November,” instructs the old nursery rhyme, and offers a useful summary: “Gunpowder, treason and plot.” But we have never been sure quite what, or how, we should be remembering. On 5 November 1605 a small gang of Catholics and minor noblemen plotted to blow up the Houses of Parliament, during the State Opening at which King James I would be present. One of the conspirators, Guy Fawkes, was caught with the gunpowder before he set it off. The other plotters were soon caught, and all were executed. By government decree, the date was soon declared...
  • Liberal Group Asks IRS to Investigate Catholic Church for Alleged Political Activity

    11/05/2012 11:21:12 AM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies ^ | 11/4/12 | Pete Winn
    ( – Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), late Friday, filed a formal complaint asking the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to investigate the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for allegedly engaging in prohibited political activity in violation of its nonprofit tax status. The CREW complaint alleges that the nation’s Catholic bishops are “abusing their positions to advocate against the election of President Barack Obama,” and anticipated further actions during this weekend’s sermons. The complaint mentions several bishops -- including Nicholas Di Marzio in New York; David Ricken in Wisconsin; Edward J. Burns in Alaska and Paul Loverde in...
  • This Year’s Elections and Moral Choices

    11/05/2012 10:38:08 AM PST · by ezfindit · 2 replies
    OrthodoxNet ^ | 11/5/2012 | Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon
    This year’s elections involve an attempt to usurp an authority that belongs properly to God. Vote wisely, therefore, and in the fear of God. This year—more than any time in my memory—our votes in the election are going to be recorded in eternity.
  • The Upcoming Psychologized Generation

    11/05/2012 10:11:25 AM PST · by fwdude · 13 replies
    The Berean Call ^ | November 1, 2012 | T. A. McMahon
    When Dave Hunt and I wrote The Seduction of Christianity more than 25 years ago, the conservative evangelical church was more than pleased that we were addressing some of the erroneous teachings and practices of the Charismatic and Pentecostal churches, particularly those that promoted the unbiblical prosperity and healing doctrines. Yet that enthusiasm was short-lived when many such readers got to chapters 12 and 13. Why? Those chapters addressed the biblical problems with psychological counseling in the church, a phenomenon that had installed itself within evangelical Christianity in a major way. That was more than a quarter of a century...
  • Remember, Remember

    11/05/2012 9:35:27 AM PST · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    American Catholic ^ | Monday, November 5, 2012 A.D. | Donald R. McClarey
    Remember, Remember Published Monday, November 5, 2012 A.D. | By Donald R. McClarey The idiotic anti-Catholic celebration of Guy Fawkes Day , observed each November fifth, was effectively ended in America during the Revolution, in large part due to George Washington.  Here is his order on November 5, 1775:As the Commander in Chief has been apprized of a design form’d for the observance of that ridiculous and childish custom of burning the Effigy of the pope–He cannot help expressing his surprise that there should be Officers and Soldiers in this army so void of common sense, as not to see...
  • I’m That Guy: The Gunpowder of Being Catholic in Public [Remember, remember the fifth of November]

    11/05/2012 9:11:19 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 3 replies
    Patheos ^ | 11/5/2012 | Joanne McPortland
    Back when I was in my Anglican interim, I loved commemorating Guy Fawkes Day. A haunting little historical nursery rhyme, bonfires, the burning of effigies, and children in raggedy clothes with ash-blackened faces accosting householders, begging A penny for the Guy!—what’s not to love? I had a vague notion of the historical events behind the festivities, and knew that Shakespeare had referenced them in his haunted (and contemporaneous) masterpiece, Macbeth. Mostly, though, what I knew about Guy Fawkes day was that some bad guy named Guy had tried to blow up the English Parliament, but the plot was foiled and...
  • Catholic Care Loses its Five-Year Legal Battle [Against Homosexual Adoption-UK]

    11/05/2012 8:24:37 AM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    The adoption agency Catholic Care has lost its five year fight to reserve its services for heterosexual couples only, in a landmark court ruling. The adoption agency based in Leeds, had taken its case to the Upper Tribunal in order to win the right to maintain charitable status while being permitted to refuse to place children with same-sex couples, in accordance with the charity’s Catholic ethos. However, they were defeated today as the Charity Commission argued that the charity’s stance is “divisive, capricious and arbitrary” and undermined the dignity of homosexual couples whose parenting abilities are “beyond question”. The tribunal...
  • Catholic Teaching: The New Zeitgeist for Britain’s Left

    11/05/2012 8:12:06 AM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/4/12 | Matthew Taylor
    A new zeitgeist is capturing business people, academics and political players from both the Left and Right, looking for an ethical alternative for our time. Their inspiration? Catholic teaching. In many ways these are difficult times for the Catholic Church. Congregations in England are still in decline, child abuse scandals around the world have cast a long shadow and in many areas of policy - from euthanasia to gay marriage - the church's fixed positions make it sound outdated and out of touch. Yet in the last couple of months I have received some intriguing invitations from Catholic friends: one...
  • Evangelist Claims 1.6 Million Christians Will Write in ‘Jesus Christ’ for President on Tuesday

    11/05/2012 8:04:21 AM PST · by marshmallow · 40 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/5/12 | Billy Hallowell
    Internet evangelist Bill Keller is on a mission to convince Christians to reject both Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican contender Mitt Romney. Rather than selecting either of the main candidates, Keller is challenging believers to choose Jesus Christ for president — literally. As of July 2012, he claimed to have already convinced nearly 200,000 Christians to write in the savior’s name, rather than select any of the men officially running for the presidency. Now, just four months later, Keller’s pool of supporters has increased monumentally to more than 1.6 million. While this may seem like a number that is...
  • On trail of Chastleton House's links to Gunpowder Plot [Remember, remember the fifth of November]

    11/05/2012 8:03:02 AM PST · by Alex Murphy
    Oxford Mail ^ | 31st October 2012 | Tom Jennings
    AS bonfires and fireworks light up the night sky over the next few days, many people enjoying the spectacle may not realise how close West Oxfordshire’s link is to the events Bonfire Night recalls. Chastleton House, near Chipping Norton, used to be owned by the leading figure behind the ill-fated plot to blow up Parliament, Robert Catesby. Although Guy Fawkes, the man caught in Parliament’s cellars with the barrels of gunpowder, is remembered each year – and effigies of him burned on bonfires – it was actually Catesby who led the 1605 plan. Catesby was a devout Catholic who grew...
  • St. Pete[ersburg] Resident Detained for Fixing Fake Bomb, Pig's Head to Mosque Gate

    11/05/2012 7:59:33 AM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Interfax ^ | 11/2/12
    St. Petersburg, November 2, Interfax - A resident of St. Petersburg has been detained after trying to attach an imitation of an improvised explosive device and a pig's head to the gate of the main city mosque, the Federal Security Service (FSB) department for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region said. "The detainee is Vladimir Smirnov, born in 1988. The man has a record of criminal convictions, including for violent crimes, the incitement of hatred or enmity, and involvement in illegal circulation of arms, ammunition and explosive devices," it said. Smirnov has been handed over to police to make a...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (11/5/12)[Prayer]

    11/05/2012 5:01:33 AM PST · by left that other site · 9 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 11/5/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures My Light and my Salvation (Adonai ori veyish'i)Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? (Psalm 27:1)
  • Out of the Exam Room and Into the Voting Booth

    11/05/2012 4:59:15 AM PST · by Mad Dawg
    confidential | 11/3/2012 | A Catholic Physician
    I’ve generally stayed quiet during this election season, but as the election draws near and I’m seeing posts saying that voting for Romney is a step backwards for the country…I am going to speak why I’m not supporting reelecting Obama—probably different than what you’re hearing. I honestly fear for the future of my job if he is reelected. His moves against the Catholic Church with the contraception mandate frustrate me—for my Church, as well as for me personally. You may or may not know that I have not prescribed or referred for contraception, abortion or sterilization for 16 years. That...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - November 5, 2012 [Devotional]

    11/05/2012 4:37:20 AM PST · by Vision · 2 replies
    Email ^ | Joel Osteen
    Trust His Timing Today's Scripture “My times are in Your hand...” (Psalm 31:15, NASB) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria One thing I’ve learned is that God doesn’t always work on our time table. In fact, He rarely does. But, in a single moment, God can change your life! All throughout scripture, we see examples of how God was working behind the scenes and instantly turned things around for His people. Scripture tells us He is the same yesterday, today and forever which means if He did it for them, He can instantly turn things around for you, too!...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [November 5, 2012]

    11/05/2012 4:36:38 AM PST · by Vision · 2 replies
    Partakers of His Suffering ". . . but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings . . ." —1 Peter 4:13 If you are going to be used by God, He will take you through a number of experiences that are not meant for you personally at all. They are designed to make you useful in His hands, and to enable you to understand what takes place in the lives of others. Because of this process, you will never be surprised by what comes your way. You say, “Oh, I can’t deal with that person.” Why...
  • Pray For The Salvation And Restoration Of America (11/5/2012)[Prayer]

    11/05/2012 3:30:02 AM PST · by DarthVader · 13 replies
    11/5/12 | 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...
  • Influential Orthodox Jewish paper endorses Romney

    11/04/2012 11:20:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 4, 2012 | William Bigelow
    An influential paper with the Orthodox Jewish Community in New York, the Jewish Star, strongly endorsed Mitt Romney for president today. The editorial was titled, "The New Jewicide," and clearly delineated why Barack Obama is dangerous for the Jewish people and the State of Israel. As the writer stated: Obama’s bad positions on Israel and terrorism during his first term will only worsen in a second when he would no longer need financial support from major Jewish donors and electoral support from Jewish voters. Just like he told Russian President Mevedev Obama will have more flexibility in a second term...
  • Arabs Burning First Temple Pillars

    11/04/2012 10:57:46 PM PST · by Dogbert41 · 46 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 11/04/2012 | David Lev
    A group of Jews that ascended the Temple Mount Sunday were shocked to see that ancient beams of wood that had apparently been used during the period of the Holy Temple were being used as firewood by Arabs on the Mount, and off it. Archaeologists have dated the wood as far back as the First Temple period, and appear to be among the celebrated “Cedars of Lebanon” mentioned in the Tanach.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-05-12

    11/04/2012 9:21:57 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies ^ | 11-05-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 5, 2012   Monday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Phil 2:1-4 Brothers and sisters:If there is any encouragement in Christ,any solace in love,any participation in the Spirit,any compassion and mercy,complete my joy by being of the same mind, with the same love,united in heart, thinking one thing.Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory;rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves,each looking out not for his own interests,but also everyone for those of others. Responsorial Psalm Ps 131:1bcde, 2, 3 R. In you, O Lord, I have found my peace.O LORD, my heart...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes And Our Nation

    11/04/2012 6:57:32 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 8 replies
    11-4-12 | Kitty Mittens
    Ezekiel 34:26 I will make My People and their Homes Around My Hill a Blessing. And there shall be Showers, Showers of Blessing, For I will not Shut Off the Rains, but Send them in their Seasons.
  • Why Christians Should Not Vote For Obama

    11/04/2012 3:05:47 PM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 7 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | November 4, 2012 | JP
    The Bible tells the story of Belshazzar, the very last king of Babylon, who held a great feast for a thousand of his lords during which he commanded his servants to bring the sacred vessels which had been pillaged from God’s holy temple in Jerusalem, so that the king and his lords could drink from them. In the midst of the unholy revelry, a disembodied hand materialized and wrote upon a wall: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN. It was a message to Belshazzar. “God has numbered your kingdom, and finished it. You have been weighed in the balances, and found wanting;...
  • Catholics in the Holy Land Change Calendar to Celebrate Easter with the Orthodox

    11/04/2012 2:22:43 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Rome Reports ^ | 11/4/12
    November 4, 2012. ( In 1582 Pope Gregory XIII adopted the current Gregorian calendar, which is used in most parts of the world. This calendar actually replaced the Julian calendar which was approved by Julius Cesar during his reign. Despite the replacement, some in the Orthodox Church still use the Julian calendar. In places like the Holy Land, where Catholics and Orthodox live together, this reality can pose a problem. FR. PIERBATTISTA PIZZABALLACustodian of the Holy Land“Ecumenism in the Holy Land is not a theological problem, is a pastoral problem. Because all families are mixed families. One part is Orthodox...
  • Obama campaign releases ad citing moral, Biblical background for administration policies

    11/04/2012 1:47:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 3, 2012 | Kimberly Schwandt
    The Obama campaign on Saturday quietly released a web video featuring President Obama talking about his faith. The video includes various faith leaders describing how there is moral, even Biblical, backing for his policies on issues ranging from higher taxes for top earners to health care to the auto bailout. The video opens with the president at the National Prayer Breakfast where he says, “In my moments of prayer, I’m reminded that faith and values play an enormous role in motivating us to solve some of our most urgent problems.” Woven throughout the video are statements by persons of faith...
  • Pennsylvania Catholic Bishops call for voting against leftism

    11/04/2012 12:16:27 PM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/4/12 | William Bigelow
    This week the Pennsylvania Catholic Bishops released a statement on the 2012 elections. Beautifully written and uncompromising in its call for Catholics to use their religious principles to guide their votes, the statement urges Catholics to make their presence felt--and vote. The statement begins by reminding the laity that they are celebrating All Saints Day, then follows by invoking the memories of the holy people of the past to inspire a call for holiness. Then the bishops throw down the gauntlet: We, the bishops of Pennsylvania, see next Tuesday (November 6), Election Day, as a day of historical challenge for our...
  • Russian Orthodox Bishop: Syrian Christians Facing ‘Extermination’

    11/04/2012 10:35:34 AM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Acton Institute Blog ^ | 11/2/12 | John Couretas
    In an interview for Acton’s Religion & Liberty quarterly, the Russian Orthodox bishop in charge of external affairs for the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk, warned that that the situation for the Christian population of Syria has deteriorated to an alarming degree. Hilarion compared the situation today, after almost two years of fighting in Syria, as analogous to Iraq, which saw a virtual depopulation of Christians following the U.S. invasion in 2003. The Russian Orthodox Church has been among the most active witnesses against Christian persecution around the world, particularly in the Balkans, North Africa and the Middle...
  • Constantine and Campaign 2012

    11/04/2012 9:29:36 AM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/3/12 | George Weigel
    What with Campaign 2012 hurtling into its last lap, the fourth game of the World Series being contested in Detroit, and Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the East Coast, it completely slipped my attention that Sunday, October 28, was the 1,700th anniversary of the Battle of the Milvian Bridge. There, Constantine defeated Maxentius, seized the Roman imperium, and began the process by which Christianity became Christendom. But up in his Canadian pastoral redoubt on Wolfe Island, the ever-alert Father Raymond de Souza was paying attention, and his thoughtful reflection in the National Post on the legacy of the imperial embrace...