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  • Beautiful & Wise Message

    11/07/2012 3:14:15 PM PST · by Wpin · 8 replies
    Vanity | 11/7/12 | Wpin
    My brother, I know how disturbing these events are to you. But, please remember that the King we recognize is forever King. I know I have been publicly rather neutral, some may say ambivalent and in some respects, that judgement may be accurate. But I have been deeply interested as of late in looking at the scriptural instances of a nation pulled in opposing directions. I have spent the last few weeks looking at Numbers 11 and have drawn several conclusions. First, the kind of dissent and dissatisfaction we are seeing in culture begins with all unbelievers. They all have...
  • Difficult Days Ahead for the Church?

    11/07/2012 12:21:18 PM PST · by NYer · 53 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | November 7, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    My remarks will be brief, since this is not a political blog, and I am not a political prognosticator. The American people and process have spoken. But a few remarks based on the election results, things I think of as undeniable facts for the Church, though you are free to offer any rebuttals.1. The strained relationship between the Catholic Church in the Democratic party will continue and the strain will likely grow. The reasons for this are that the Democratic Party is increasingly aligning itself with positions that are in direct conflict with Catholic teaching. More of this in the...
  • Direction for Our Time

    11/07/2012 10:34:09 AM PST · by mgist · 2 replies
    Direction For Our Time ^ | 11/7/12 | Anne the Lay Apostle
    Dear lay apostles, (Ann is a visionary from Ireland dedicated to spreading God’s messages) May God continue to grant us His most special blessings in this time. How are we, lay apostles, called to offer ourselves to the people we meet today? My friends, always and every day, we are called to offer hope. God’s kingdom is not of this world, and we, those who strive to bring about God’s kingdom, are probably serving as best we can. Often, in our service to God we decide what success will look like. But this is short sighted. Only God can judge...
  • Catholic Conservatives and the Obama’s re-election

    11/07/2012 8:26:03 AM PST · by annalex · 76 replies
    November 7, 2012 | Annalex
    Catholic Conservatives and the Obama’s re-electionby Annalex These are a few thoughts that I have, as a Catholic layman and American nationalist. I am also a monarchist, and so I recognize the basic futility of a democratic political process in a culturally divided electorate: the country has been for the past several election cycles largely ungovernable because it has lost a common ethical consensus. However, even in this predicament, elections serve a useful purpose. That is because regardless of the efficacy of the democratic process, politics remain one tool available to us to forestall a national collapse, and, possibly, cause...
  • Obama wins with the Catholic vote

    11/07/2012 8:23:20 AM PST · by Brian Kopp DPM · 111 replies
    patheos.com ^ | 11/7/12 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    Obama wins with the Catholic vote November 7, 2012 By Deacon Greg Kandra Details, from Catholic News Agency: The Catholic vote was divided much as was the rest of the nation’s voters, leaning slightly in favor of Obama. A final Gallup poll, reflecting tracking from Nov. 1 to 4, showed Catholics favoring Obama by 52 to 45 percent.“The Catholic vote, like any number of votes, does have the potential to make an impact,” said Gregory Smith, a senior researcher who specializes in Catholic politics at the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion and Public Life.While they do not vote as...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    11/07/2012 7:33:03 AM PST · by Hiskid · 11 replies
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  • How Should Christians Respond to Obama's Re-Election?

    11/07/2012 6:39:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/07/2012 | Russell D. Moore, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
    The American people have decided that Barack Obama should have a second term. And, behind them, in the mystery of providence, God has decided that Barack Obama would be re-elected. So how should Christians respond to our once and future President? Many of us have some disagreements with the President. As a conservative Christian, I believe unborn children have certain inalienable rights, including the right to life, and I wish President Obama would work to protect them. I believe freedom of conscience is the preeminent right in a civil society, and the Administration's incursions on religious liberty are troubling. I...
  • Difficult Days Ahead for the Church?

    11/07/2012 6:17:28 AM PST · by marshmallow · 48 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11/6/12 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    My remarks will be brief, since this is not a political blog, and I am not a political prognosticator. The American people and process have spoken. But a few remarks based on the election results, things I think of as undeniable facts for the Church, though you are free to offer any rebuttals. 1. The strained relationship between the Catholic Church in the Democratic party will continue and the strain will likely grow. The reasons for this are that the Democratic Party is increasingly aligning itself with positions that are in direct conflict with Catholic teaching. More of this in...
  • The Religious Right is Dead

    11/07/2012 6:07:12 AM PST · by marshmallow · 76 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11/7/12 | Damian Thompson
    Guys – have a quick puff of your joint before heading down the aisle with your boyfriend. In addition to re-electing Obama, various American states voted to legalise dope and gay marriage. OK, so they weren't necessarily the same states, but you get the picture. Last night was a victory for secular liberal America – or, to put it another way, America's emerging secular liberal majority. The United States is still pious by European standards, but the gap is narrowing every year. You cannot visit American bookshops without being struck by the popularity of atheist cheerleaders or agnostic self-help gurus;...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (11/7/12)[Prayer]

    11/07/2012 4:49:15 AM PST · by left that other site · 23 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 11/7/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures My Refuge and my Strength Psalm 46:1 Psalm 46:1 (KJV) God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - November 7, 2012 [Devotional]

    11/07/2012 4:36:25 AM PST · by Vision · 3 replies
    Email ^ | 11/7/12 | Joel Osteen
    Remember Your Victories Today's Scripture “Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph...” (2 Corinthians 2:14, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria When you think about your past, what events do you remember? What memories do you allow to play over and over in your mind? In the Old Testament, they had what they called memorial stones. These were used to remind the people about the good things God did in their lives — their victories. Today, we need to remind ourselves to focus on our victories, too. Sure, we’ve all had setbacks, but when...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [November 7, 2012]

    11/07/2012 4:35:06 AM PST · by Vision · 2 replies
    The Undetected Sacredness Of Circumstances ""All things work together for good to them that love God." " — Romans 8:28 The circumstances of a saint's life are ordained of God. In the life of a saint there is no such thing as chance. God by His providence brings you into circumstances that you cannot understand at all, but the Spirit of God understands. God is bringing you into places and among people and into conditions in order that the intercession of the Spirit in you may take a particular line. Never put your hand in front of the circumstances...
  • Persecuted Coptic Church in Egypt chooses a new pope

    11/07/2012 12:19:31 AM PST · by islamisasataniclie · 4 replies
    Examiner ^ | November 4, 2012 | Beatriz Schiava
    Bishop Tawadros will be officially enthroned as Pope Tawadros II, on November 18. The announcement comes amid increased persecution, kidnappings of women and children, harassment of Christians, imprisonment, and killings that the Church has been suffering since the Muslim Brotherhood has come to power. According to Christian Post Africa, it has become increasingly difficult to get permits to build Churches or to repair old ones. Lord David Alton, co-founder of the human rights organization Jubilee Campaign told CBN that “the exodus,” of the Christian community in Egypt has been unprecedented during the past 12 months. Lord Alton went on to...
  • Man of Lawlessness and 2 Thessalonians 2

    11/06/2012 11:08:41 PM PST · by LifeComesFirst · 23 replies
    The Bible ^ | Paul of Tarsus
    For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.
  • That Problem Must Go

    11/06/2012 10:28:24 PM PST · by Frank Broom · 9 replies
    11-7-12 | Frank Broom
    You might be going through a tough time right now, but let me just tell you that problem can't stand against your answer. Your answer is found in the word of God. What is the word of God, it's God speaking to you. It's God informing you of what He has spoken concerning your problem, that's your answer. Understand this, God has already spoken your answer not your problem. And there's no problem that can stand against the word of God. Your answer is much more powerful than your problem. Notice Romans 8:2 says, "For the law of the spirit...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-07-12

    11/06/2012 9:42:03 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-07-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 7, 2012   Wednesday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Phil 2:12-18 My beloved, obedient as you have always been,not only when I am present but all the more now when I am absent,work out your salvation with fear and trembling.For God is the one who, for his good purpose,works in you both to desire and to work.Do everything without grumbling or questioning,that you may be blameless and innocent,children of God without blemishin the midst of a crooked and perverse generation,among whom you shine like lights in the world,as you hold on to the word...
  • Thank you for those who prayed

    11/06/2012 8:53:30 PM PST · by Blogger · 117 replies
    11/6/12 | Blogger
    Well, it is 11:42 and it appears that the answer to many of our prayers was "no." Not what we wanted to hear. Heartbreaking, but not surprising. A nation can not, after all, run around being completely unrepentant of murdering nearly 60 million babies and expect God to turn His head away forever. We also can not have a leader who would turn on God's chosen nation the way Obama has and expect for God's blessings to continue. Such would contradict Scripture - to which God is ultimately always faithful. So where do we go? To our knees. Yet though...
  • Adoration begins in Eternal City for US elections

    11/06/2012 2:38:10 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    cna ^ | November 6, 2012 | Matthew A. Rarey
    Eucharistic adoration begins at San Lorenzo parish in Rome for the 2012 U.S. elections. Credit: Matthew Rarey-CNA. Rome, Italy, Nov 6, 2012 / 02:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics in the Eternal City are holding an all-night Eucharistic vigil, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., praying that U.S. voters help their country by electing politicians who will support Christian values. “We’re praying that the Holy Spirit guide those who vote, especially all Catholics and people of good will,” said Father Frederick Gruber, 28, who is studying for his license in sacred theology at the Marianum. “We’re praying that life be protected, that...
  • COMMUNION THROUGH A FEEDING TUBE (And More on Confirmations)

    11/06/2012 2:10:08 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    ZNA ^ | November 6, 2012 | Father Edward McNamara
    ROME, Nov. 6, 2012 (Zenit.org) Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum university.Q: In a program to help prepare parents of children who are to receive first Communion, a father asked about his child who has had a serious illness from birth. She cannot eat or drink normally but receives nourishment through her stomach directly by way of PEG [percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy] tubes. She attends normal school, speaks with difficulty, but is intelligent and leads a normal life. How can she receive Communion? Is it at all possible for her to receive...
  • Prayer for America on Election Day November 2012

    11/06/2012 9:35:03 AM PST · by ezfindit · 6 replies
    The Voice Blog - OrthodoxNet ^ | 11/6/2012 | Chris Banescu
    Dear Lord pour out Thy Holy Spirit on this nation and help us in this time of trouble. Give comfort to the suffering, strength to the weak, wisdom to the undecided, and courage to the fearful. ... Be merciful to us Lord for we are in need of Your love and kindness. Help us elect a faithful, loving, mature, hard-working, and wise leader, a man of character and integrity who will bring hope, peace, and joy to a suffering and crumbling nation.