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  • Man Prays in Airplane Aisle, for No Particular Reason

    11/12/2012 8:43:08 AM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Patheos ^ | 11/9/12 | Terry Mattingly
    Sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying. That was my first reaction when I saw several versions of this bizarre little story from the tense world of airline travel, especially in the skies around Washington, D.C. This is one of those cases in which I really need to ask GetReligion readers to look at the whole story. Trust me, this will not take long. This is all of the CBS News item. DENVER – A United Airlines flight from Denver landed safely in Washington, D.C. after its crew declared an emergency, reportedly because a passenger began praying in...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PUSILLANIMITY, 11-12-12

    11/12/2012 8:37:01 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 11-12-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):PUSILLANIMITY Smallness of soul that shrinks from noble or arduous tasks. Its basis may be a lack of humility or ignorance of human dignity in co-operating with divine grace to achieve great things for God's glory. (Etym. Latin pusillus, very small + animus, mind.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • University of San Diego Faculty Demand Reversal of Theologian's Disinvite

    11/12/2012 8:36:44 AM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    The National Catholic Reporter ^ | 11/8/12 | Joshua J. McElwee
    More than 100 faculty members at the University of San Diego have presented their president with an ultimatum: Reinstate a canceled visiting fellowship for a British theologian or face potential public questioning of your capability to lead. The faculty of the Catholic university's College of Arts and Sciences made the move Tuesday in response to president Mary Lyons' cancellation of a fellowship for Tina Beattie, a theologian known for her work in contemporary ethical issues. Beattie was scheduled to begin a fellowship at the university's Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture on Tuesday. Lyons, who alleges the...
  • Lost Tribe of Israel Will Return To Zion After Unanimous Vote By Government in Jerusalem

    11/12/2012 7:27:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    NY Sun ^ | 11/12/2012 | MICHAEL FREUND, Special to the Sun
    Israel’s government has passed a historic decision, one that paves the way for the return of a Lost Tribe of Israel to Zion. Resolution 5180, which on October 24 received unanimous ministerial approval, will allow 275 members of the Bnei Menashe community of northeastern India to make aliya. Coming at a time of increasing uncertainty for the Jewish state, this development should infuse us all with some much-needed optimism regarding the future. [The discovery of traces of the tribe was first reported in America by The New York Sun, whose columnist, Hillel Halkin, told their story in the book “Across...
  • African Leaders Warn Welby: Anglican Church is ‘Fractured’

    11/12/2012 5:56:42 AM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11/9/12 | John Bingham
    The new Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is taking over a Church in “spiritual and institutional crisis” leaders representing 31 million African Christians warned tonight.A group of Bishops and senior clerics from Nigeria and Kenya issued a call for the Archbishop of Canterbury effectively to be replaced as leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion by an elected chairman. Meanwhile the Anglican church in Uganda offered Bishop Welby its support but warned the Church is “fractured” over questions such as homosexuality and the interpretation of the Bible. The remarks come following a meeting of Anglican leaders from around the world in...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(11/12/12)[Prayer]

    11/12/2012 4:51:19 AM PST · by left that other site · 23 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 11/12/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures God is My Salvation...Isaiah 12:2 Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.”
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - November 12, 2012 [Devotional]

    11/12/2012 4:42:49 AM PST · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 11/12/12 | Joel Osteen
    Say “Yes” to His Yes! 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 When God laid out the plan for your life, He lined up the right people, the right breaks and the right open doors. In other words, He already had your “yeses” planned out — Yes, you can accomplish your dreams. Yes, you can overcome that obstacle. Yes, your children can fulfill their destiny. Yes you can succeed. YES is in your...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [November 12, 2012]

    11/12/2012 4:41:45 AM PST · by Vision · 4 replies
    The Changed Life "If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new" —2 Corinthians 5:17 What understanding do you have of the salvation of your soul? The work of salvation means that in your real life things are dramatically changed. You no longer look at things in the same way. Your desires are new and the old things have lost their power to attract you. One of the tests for determining if the work of salvation in your life is genuine is— has God changed the things...
  • Prophecy Update - November 11th, 2012 (Dispensational Caucus)

    11/12/2012 4:29:50 AM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 11, 2012 | Uploaded by alohabibleprophecy
    Prophecy Update - November 11th, 2012 Pastor JD takes a reasoned approach to the election results from a Biblical perspective.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-12-12, M, St. Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr

    11/11/2012 7:48:21 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-12-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 12, 2012 Memorial of Saint Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr   Reading 1 Ti 1:1-9 Paul, a slave of God and Apostle of Jesus Christfor the sake of the faith of God's chosen onesand the recognition of religious truth,in the hope of eternal lifethat God, who does not lie, promised before time began,who indeed at the proper time revealed his wordin the proclamation with which I was entrustedby the command of God our savior,to Titus, my true child in our common faith:grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our savior. For this reason I left you in...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes

    11/11/2012 5:38:43 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 11 replies
    11-11-12 | Kitty Mittens
    Jeremiah 20:11,12 The Lord Stands Beside me like a Great Warrior, And Before Him, the Mighty, Awesome One, my Persecutors shall Stumble. They cannot Defeat me; they shall be Shamed and thoroughly Humiliated, And they shall have a Stigma upon them Forever. O Lord of Hosts, Who Knows those that are Righteous, And Examines the Deepest Thoughts of Hearts and Minds, Let me See Your Vengeance upon them. For I have Committed my Cause to you. Therefore, I will Sing Out in Thanksgiving to the Lord. Praise Him! For He Rescues the Life of the Needy from the Hands...
  • St. Martin of Tours and the Search for Holiness

    11/11/2012 5:11:18 PM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies
    InsightScroop.com ^ | 11-2012 | Régine Pernoud
    St. Martin of Tours and the Search for Holiness Saint Martin and the Search for Holiness | Régine Pernoud | Prologue to Martin of ToursNovember 11 is now a red-letter day on the French civil calendar: in 1918 that date marked the end of the slaughter that was the First World War. But even before France was called France, that date, the eleventh of November, had been a date on the calendar used throughout Christendom because it commemorated the burial at Tours of the amazing individual whom we call Saint Martin. He was an amazing and even a paradoxical man:...
  • CHRISTIAN PASTOR: THE CHURCH IS HOPELESSLY ANTI-SEMITIC

    11/11/2012 3:12:55 PM PST · by TaraP · 66 replies
    Israel Today ^ | Nov 9th, 2012
    At an interfaith conference bringing together Jewish leaders and Protestant Christian pastors outside Jerusalem this week, several of the Christian representatives painted a very worrying picture about the future of relations between Israel and the mainstream Church. While an estimated tens of millions of individual Christians around the world love and support the Jewish state, many of the mainline Protestant churches have been actively boycotting Israel, encouraging pro-Palestinian activism and demanding that Western governments stop sending aid to Jerusalem. One of the main Christian representatives at the conference was Rev. Paul Wilkinson, associate minister at Hazel Grove Full Gospel Church...
  • Apocalypse Then? Six False Prophecies of the End Times

    11/11/2012 2:14:59 PM PST · by NYer · 33 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | November 9, 2012 | Stephen Beale
    In case you haven’t heard, the world is supposed to end at midnight on December 21—this year.At least, that’s according to some popularized interpretations of what the Mayans said. But predictions of the end times are hardly a new or unusual thing. For Christians, prophecies of an imminent apocalypse are just about as old as the Church itself. Those predicting the end were an eclectic lot, with wild ideas and strange teachings. They include an antipope, a saint who rode the devil like a donkey, and cultish charismatics who dressed like harlots. Some were inspired by their false interpretations...
  • Pastor's Corner: Citizens under a non-Christian king [No Bible promise of religious liberty]

    11/11/2012 1:49:35 PM PST · by Colofornian · 30 replies
    Newnan (Georgia) Times Herald.com ^ | Nov. 10, 2012 | Daniel Ausbun
    By DANIEL AUSBUN First Baptist Church, Moreland On Tuesday Americans elected a “Christian” President. The vote was between a fifth generation Mormon and a religious pluralist. Mitt Romney’s great-great grandfather was a member of the Latter-day Saints’ early church. Mormons believe Joseph Smith received revelations from God in western New York beginning in the 1820s. Mormon teachings add to God’s Word, which is prohibited in Revelation 22:18. Barack Obama is a Christian by choice. He was baptized as an adult in 1988. Obama believes Christianity is one of many paths to God. As if we’re all traveling up a mountain...
  • The Uniqueness of Christianity: 12 Objections Answered

    11/11/2012 12:59:52 PM PST · by NYer · 44 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | November 10, 2012 | Peter Kreeft
    Ronald Knox once quipped that “the study of comparative religions is the best way to become comparatively religious.” The reason, as G. K. Chesterton says, is that, according to most “scholars” of comparative religion, “Christianity and Buddhism are very much alike, especially Buddhism.”But any Christian who does apologetics must think about comparative religions because the most popular of all objections against the claims of Christianity today comes from this field. The objection is not that Christianity is not true but that it is not the truth; not that it is a false religion but that it is only a religion....
  • Vatican vows to fight gay marriage after gains in U.S., Europe

    11/11/2012 12:30:05 PM PST · by NYer · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 11, 2012 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY, Nov 10 (Reuters) - The Vatican, reacting to strong gains for gay marriage in the United States and Europe, on Saturday pledged never to stop fighting attempts to "erase" the privileged role of heterosexual marriage, which it called it "an achievement of civilisation". For the second consecutive day, Vatican media weighed in with forceful editorials restating the Roman Catholic Church's unequivocal opposition."It is clear that in Western countries there is a widespread tendency to modify the classic vision of marriage between a man and woman, or rather to try to give it up, erasing its specific and privileged...
  • Church Demolished: Russia's Fading Religious Freedom

    11/11/2012 10:44:30 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 12 replies
    The Christian Broadcasting Network ^ | November 09, 2012 | George Thomas
    MOSCOW -- A recent nighttime raid and destruction of an evangelical church outside Moscow raised concerns that religious freedom is fading in Russia. That's because police simply watched as dozens of men with heavy machinery demolished the Holy Trinity Pentecostal congregation. Some fear its part of a threatening pattern against Russia's evangelical Christians. Authorities Raid Church Sveta Romanyuk finds it difficult to talk about what happened the night of Sept. 6, 2012. "What they did was not right. We didn't even have time to save the Bibles," she said. On a recent morning on the edge of Moscow, 12-year-old Sveta...
  • Everythings Going According To Plan!...a sabbath meditation

    11/11/2012 7:40:38 AM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 1 replies
    http://billrandles.wordpress.com ^ | 11-10-12 | Bill Randles
    Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not: Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.( Matthew 11:20-22)Jesus at this point in the gospel, was already being rejected in the very towns and villages where he had done his...
  • Vatican Digs in After Gay Marriage Advances

    11/11/2012 6:16:42 AM PST · by marshmallow · 36 replies
    AP ^ | 11/10/11 | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican is digging in after gay marriage initiatives scored big wins this week in the U.S. and Europe, vowing to never stop insisting that marriage can only be between a man and a woman. In a front-page article in Saturday's Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, the Holy See sought to frame itself as the lone voice of courage in opposing initiatives to give same-sex couples legal recognition. In a separate Vatican Radio editorial, the pope's spokesman asked sarcastically why gay marriage proponents don't now push for legal recognition for polygamous couples as well. Catholic teaching holds...
  • Repenting On Behalf Of Our Country?

    11/11/2012 6:10:48 AM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 30 replies
    GracethruFaith.com ^ | November 10, 2012 | Jack Kelley
    Now the glory of the God of Israel went up from above the cherubim, where it had been, and moved to the threshold of the temple. Then the Lord called to the man clothed in linen who had the writing kit at his side and said to him, “Go throughout the city of Jerusalem and put a mark on the foreheads of those who grieve and lament over all the detestable things that are done in it.” As I listened, he said to the others, “Follow him through the city and kill, without showing pity or compassion. Slaughter old men,...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(11/11/12)[Prayer]

    11/11/2012 5:37:44 AM PST · by left that other site · 22 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 11/11/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Sar Shalom...The Prince of PeaceIsaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace
  • Here's the lesson from the election, folks

    11/11/2012 5:16:07 AM PST · by NotchJohnson · 13 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 11/7/12 | Matthew Warner
    If you're discouraged or think the world is upside down, I have something for you. Guess what, regardless of who won the election, today we still have millions of babies being aborted every year. We still have 50% of marriages ending in divorce. We still have a supposedly Christian culture that has separated sex from marriage from procreation. We still have many Americans who are more likely to vote based upon peer pressure, or how nice somebody is, or their own self-interest, or by what the media told them, or by what's socially easy than they are to vote based...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [November 11, 2012]

    11/11/2012 4:44:33 AM PST · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Supreme Climb "He said, ’Take now your son . . .’" —Genesis 22:2 God’s command is, “Take now,” not later. It is incredible how we debate! We know something is right, but we try to find excuses for not doing it immediately. If we are to climb to the height God reveals, it can never be done later— it must be done now. And the sacrifice must be worked through our will before we actually perform it.“So Abraham rose early in the morning . . . and went to the place of which God had told him” (Genesis...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 11-11-12, Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

    11/10/2012 8:33:46 PM PST · by Salvation · 44 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-11-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 11, 2012   Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 1 Kgs 17:10-16 In those days, Elijah the prophet went to Zarephath.As he arrived at the entrance of the city,a widow was gathering sticks there; he called out to her,"Please bring me a small cupful of water to drink."She left to get it, and he called out after her,"Please bring along a bit of bread."She answered, "As the LORD, your God, lives,I have nothing baked; there is only a handful of flour in my jarand a little oil in my jug.Just now I was collecting a couple of...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    11/10/2012 5:09:13 PM PST · by Irish Rose · 11 replies
    November 10, 2012 | Irish Rose
    A glorious throne, exalted from the beginning, is the place of our sanctuary. O LORD, the hope of Israel, all who forsake you will be put to shame. Those who turn away from you will be written in the dust because they have forsaken the LORD, the spring of living water. (Jeremiah 17:12-13)
  • Four years later, Vatican takes a different approach toward Obama

    11/10/2012 2:57:52 PM PST · by NYer · 36 replies
    cns ^ | November 9, 2012 | Francis X. Rocca
    A woman arrives early to vote at a polling place at the Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine in Washington on Election Day, Nov. 6. (CNS/Nancy Phelan Wiechec) By Francis X. RoccaCatholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The day after Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, the Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, hailed his election as a "choice that unites," exemplifying America's ability to "overcome fractures and divisions that until only recently could seem incurable." Pope Benedict XVI sent the president-elect a congratulatory telegram the same day, noting the "historic occasion" of his election. Four years later, the Vatican's reaction...
  • An Old Dog Knows Whether it is Being Kicked or Stumbled Over!

    11/10/2012 2:50:21 PM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 7 replies
    CSTNEWS ^ | November 9, 2012 | Don Boys, Ph.D.
    An old, mangy dog knows whether it is being kicked or stumbled over, but many Christians don’t know the difference! While dedicated Christians are responsible for the founding and direction of this nation, we are now being pushed, pelted, persecuted, and prosecuted by unfair, unethical, even unlawful politicians at all levels of government. A county official in California wine country told a pastor, “We don’t want your kind out here” The county leaders want no more churches and no church expansion of the only church in the county! That pastor should use his influence to put that official in the...
  • Democracy and Islam: Oil and Water?

    11/10/2012 2:37:07 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | November 10, 2012 | Howard Kainz
    During the Cold War, political theorists argued about the possible compatibility of communism with democracy, especially in the Soviet Union and the countries of Eastern Europe under its domination. Some of the suggested prerequisites included real representative governing structures, open competition for votes, a solid middle class buffering the extremes of wealth and poverty, openness to free trade and capitalistic initiatives.Many Westerners, viewing the emergence of the “Arab Spring” last year – and perhaps feeling a surge of optimism that countries like Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya, controlled over past decades by dictators, could actually become viable democracies – may have...
  • The Answer Is Right Under Your Nose

    11/10/2012 2:12:10 PM PST · by Frank Broom · 2 replies
    11-10-12 | Frank Broom
    What's your issue in life? The issues of life come out of your heart (spirit) Pro.4:23. Do not look for change on the outside until you change the inside. Trying to change the outside without changing the inside is only a temporary fix. If you want to change your actions change your inner programming, what's on the inside of you. Your inner programming determines your actions. Your actions come out of your heart (Mark 7:20-23). And remember as a man thinketh in his heart so is he (Pro. 23:7). You put things on the inside of you by the words...
  • US bishops call for renewed view of marriage in wake of election

    11/10/2012 2:11:19 PM PST · by NYer · 17 replies
    cna ^ | November 9, 2012 | Michelle Bauman
    Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone. Washington D.C., Nov 9, 2012 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. bishops' leader on defense of marriage issues is calling for prayer and a “renewed culture of marriage” in light of recent votes against preserving the meaning of the institution in four states. “In a society marked by increasing poverty and family fragmentation, marriage needs to be strengthened, promoted, and defended, not redefined,” said Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco, who chairs the bishops' subcommittee on defending marriage. In a Nov. 7 statement, the archbishop explained that the previous day's election “was a...
  • These are the times that try men's souls.

    11/10/2012 2:11:15 PM PST · by Barnacle · 3 replies
    The Marxists are in control. But, are they really? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98br3RuMrJE&feature=related I take comfort in this. I hope you can too.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: NECESSARY CAUSE, 11-10-12

    11/10/2012 11:54:01 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 11-10-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):NECESSARY CAUSE An agent that acts according to compulsory tendencies of its nature, and not freely or from conscious intent. It is a naturally determined agent that cannot not act the way it does. See Also: CAUSE,See Also: EFFICIENT CAUSE,See Also: FINAL CAUSE,See Also: FIRST CAUSE,See Also: FORMAL CAUSE,See Also: FREE CAUSE,See Also: MATERIAL CAUSE,See Also: MORAL CAUSE,See Also: SECONDARY CAUSE All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • The Church – The Bride of Christ

    11/10/2012 11:38:17 AM PST · by Salvation · 9 replies
    Catholicim Pure.wordpress.com ^ | February 11, 2011 | Michael Voris
    The Church – The Bride of Christ Posted on February 11, 2011 by mmvc Many of you will have encountered Michael Voris, the Catholic layman with a mission, from his 5-minute videos entitled “The Vortex”. Through these regular short episodes, Voris aims to inform and educate fellow Catholics and those looking in from the outside. He exposes “lies and falsehoods” in the Church in a no-nonsense, no-holds-barred kind of way. Some love both his clean, crisp style and his message, while others are less fond of the messenger, but largely agree with what he has to say. And then there...
  • Question for the Day Sparked by Thoughts of the Upcoming CCHD Collection

    11/10/2012 10:15:53 AM PST · by NYer · 11 replies
    Les Femmes ^ | November 9, 2012 | Mary Ann Kreitzer
    In view of the information below about the U.S. bishops' domestic "charity," the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD),  I have a question: Who is more zealous about winning souls?The prince of this world or the U.S. bishops? ____________________________________ IT'S BAAACK...ANNUAL COLLECTION FOR CCHD -NOVEMBER 17-18 In about ten days, most dioceses in the United States will take up the annual collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. For years, researchers have demonstrated that a large portion of the collection goes to Alinskyite community organizing groups that advance abortion, contraception, same-sex activity, and cultural Marxism. In 2010 the controversy alarmed...
  • Pope Benedict Launches Latin Academy at Vatican

    11/10/2012 10:06:29 AM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/10/12
    Pope Benedict XVI has approved the launch of a new Latin language college in the Vatican. The Pontifical Academy for Latin will promote the knowledge and study of the language from classical times to the present day, said the Vatican. The Pope said the Church was the "guardian and promoter" of Latin and that a good understanding of it was more important than ever. The Church officially abandoned the use of Latin in Masses in the 1960s. But Pope Benedict has taken steps to make it easier for priests to say Mass in Latin, rather than their local language, if...
  • How Barack Bamboozled Catholics

    11/10/2012 8:42:39 AM PST · by NYer · 76 replies
    Real Clear Religion ^ | November 9, 2012 | George Neumayr
    The most anti-Catholic American president ever scooped up the Catholic vote again, winning half of all Catholics. This is down four points from 2008, but it is still an impressive feat after four years of persecuting the Church.Historians will no doubt record the grim irony of his achievement with some wonder. He has now won the Catholic vote twice and boasts an honorary degree in law from one of the Church's most prestigious universities, all while breaking her. Saul Alinsky, who pioneered the technique of bamboozling and exploiting the Church, would be proud.Obama also won the religious vote in general...
  • "...but thou shalt meditate therein day and night"

    11/10/2012 8:06:35 AM PST · by virgil283 · 3 replies
    "When I remember thee upon my bed, [and] meditate on thee in the [night] watches.....I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways...My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes....Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all"----Meditate is to ponder. It also means to mutter, ie say to your self, speak softly again and again. Not as the heathen do thinking their many words impresses God but to repeat to yourself to anchor it in your...
  • White Horse Prophecy [Mitt's Loss brings obvious conclusion that Mormon leaders falsely prophesied]

    11/10/2012 7:59:09 AM PST · by Colofornian · 954 replies
    MessagetoEagle.com ^ | Nov. 8, 2012 | Dustin Naef
    MessageToEagle.com - Normally, as a matter of personal preference I don’t get into politics, but when we have a presidential campaign that begins to cross over into the strange twilight zone of religious weirdness that centers on the one person who’s going to control the most powerful government and army on the face of the earth, well, it brings up some unusual scenarios to wonder about. It is being reported in the media today that former presidential candidate Mitt Romney only wrote a victory speech for Election Day; presumably a harried, last minute scramble to revise his speech was being...
  • Quoting Newman on the Veneration of Images [Cath-Orth caucus]

    11/10/2012 7:48:08 AM PST · by annalex · 20 replies
    The Way of Beauty ^ | November 6, 2012 | David Clayton
    Quoting the Eminently Quotable – Newman on the Veneration of Images by David Clayton on November 6, 2012 I am currently reading a new book on Newman which has recently come to my notice. It is The Quotable Newman – Definitive Guide to His Central Thoughts and Ideas. Published by Sophia Press it is compiled by Dave Armstrong with a forward written by Joseph Pearce. It is arranged by topic in alphabetical order, over 100 of them taken from 40 different documents, and under each topic, for example, Original Sin, the Fall of Man there are a series of quotations,...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (11/10/12)[Prayer]

    11/10/2012 4:32:54 AM PST · by left that other site · 20 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 11/10/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Avi'ad..Everlasting FatherIsaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father,
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [November 10, 2012]

    11/10/2012 4:01:45 AM PST · by Vision · 4 replies
    Fellowship in the Gospel ". . . fellow laborer in the gospel of Christ . . ." —1 Thessalonians 3:2 After sanctification, it is difficult to state what your purpose in life is, because God has moved you into His purpose through the Holy Spirit. He is using you now for His purposes throughout the world as He used His Son for the purpose of our salvation. If you seek great things for yourself, thinking, “God has called me for this and for that,” you barricade God from using you. As long as you maintain your own personal interests...
  • STANDING FIRM FOR THE FAITH

    11/10/2012 3:40:33 AM PST · by rhema · 5 replies
    David Barnhart ^ | November 9, 2012 | David R. Barnhart
    October 31, 2012 marked the 495th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Martin Luther’s bold stand for truth was strengthened through his knowledge that the Scriptures are the solid, immovable rock upon which the whole church should base all its doctrines and faith. In time other men and women of faith joined Luther in embracing the biblical principles of the Reformation— Grace alone, Faith alone and Scripture alone. THEN AND NOW Looking at the spiritual bankruptcy within much of the organized church today, especially the false doctrines and deceptions being promulgated by Bible-denying clergy and theologians, it is obvious that another...
  • What religious voter demographics re-elected Obama? (& is it relevant if Mitt's Mormonism wasn't?]

    11/09/2012 9:10:29 PM PST · by Colofornian · 37 replies
    Colofornian (Vanity) | Nov. 9, 2012 | Colofornian
    If the religious makeup of the GoP candidate didn't matter to many FREEPERs, why is the religious make-up of certain voter demographics of sudden interest to many of these same posters? In three post-election days, I've seen five FR threads on what Evangelicals did -- or didn't do -- at the polls...and yet NONE on what Catholics did. Why the lopsided attention? Given that Catholics supported Obama by a 50-48 percent margin, wouldn't that be at least as relevant -- if not more? [Note: Going into the election, Pew Forum found that Latino Catholics were supporting Obama 73-19%, so even...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-10-12, M, St. Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor/Church

    11/09/2012 8:35:18 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-10-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 10, 2012   Memorial of Saint Leo the Great, pope and doctor of the Church   Reading 1 Phil 4:10-19 Brothers and sisters:I rejoice greatly in the Lordthat now at last you revived your concern for me.You were, of course, concerned about me but lacked an opportunity.Not that I say this because of need,for I have learned, in whatever situation I find myself,to be self-sufficient.I know indeed how to live in humble circumstances;I know also how to live with abundance.In every circumstance and in all thingsI have learned the secret of being well fed and of going hungry,of living...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes

    11/09/2012 5:05:05 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 7 replies
    11-9-12 | Kitty Mittens
    Genesis 49:24 His Bow Remained Strong and Steady and Rested in the Strength that does not fail him, For the Arms of his Hands were Made Strong and Active by the Hands of the Mighty God of Jacob, By the Name of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel.
  • Nobility in the United States: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

    11/09/2012 4:29:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Foundress and first superior of the Sisters of Charity in the United States, b. in New York City, 28 Aug., 1774, of non-Catholic parents of high position; d. at Emmitsburg, Maryland, 4 Jan., 1821. Her father, Dr. Richard Bayley (b. Connecticut and educated in England), was the first professor of anatomy at Columbia College and eminent for his work as health officer of the Port of New York. Her mother, Catherine Charlton, daughter of an Anglican minister of Staten Island, N.Y., died when Elizabeth was three years old, leaving two other young daughters. The father married again, and among the...
  • Our Spiritual Winter...(the election)

    11/09/2012 3:38:01 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 21 replies
    http://billrandles.wordpress.com ^ | 11-09-12 | Bill Randles
    The recent re-election of Barak Hussein Obama has served to uncover the deep Spiritual crisis in America, particularly among confessing Christians. What a blow to the cause of freedom,playing by the rules, and responsibility! On election night, most people I know didn’t expect anything less than a reprieve from the four years long nightmare that is the Obama presidency. We sat in stunned silence, contemplating the new reality. We who cherish the American ideals of limited government, Judeo Christian morality, and sane servant leadership, no longer have the prevailing consensus, for now. But perhaps our vision of the right path...
  • Smilingly Leading You to Hell

    11/09/2012 2:02:37 PM PST · by Gamecock · 12 replies
    Challies.com ^ | 11/05/12 | Tim Challies
    One of these is unlike the others: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, niceness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. According to Paul’s letter to the church at Galatia, all but one of these is what he refers to as the fruit of the Spirit, which is to say, visible evidence of the presence of the Holy Spirit in the life of a Christian. If you are a Christian, your life will necessarily be marked by this kind of character. But which one is foreign to the list? Niceness. Humans seem to be naturally drawn to niceness. Niceness is comfortable. To be nice...
  • Pop Culture Presidency (what impact does personality have on the electorate)

    11/09/2012 1:45:43 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    Splendor of Truth ^ | November 9, 2012 | Jeff Miller
    After election analysis can be interesting, but when it comes from the same people who got the pre-election analysis wrong it should be taken with many grains of salt. After election reactions can also be rather elitist. I know it is easy to want to disparage those who voted against a supported candidate in a “How dare you” tone. Political junkies kind of expect everybody else to be political junkies.Still I was trying to understand the dynamics of this election and was not really finding a key to understanding it. I was listening to Al Kresta and he said something...