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  • World Called on to Act Against 'Genocide' of Nigeria's Christians

    11/17/2012 7:29:23 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 18 replies
    Christian Post Reporter ^ | November 16, 2012| | Nicola Menzie
    After meeting with the Nigerian Ambassador to the U.S. this week, the Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans (CANAN) is calling on the international community to pressure governments and those in authority to have Boko Haram declared a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) – as the militants have been blamed for hundreds of civilian deaths since it started waging Jihad in 2009. ...The U.S. State Department in June announced that some of Boko Haram's leaders and affiliates have been classified as "Specially Designated Global Terrorists", with two individuals said to have ties to al Qaida. On Thursday, Ambassador Adefuye expressed solidarity with the...
  • The Upside-Down World of Catholic Higher Education (dissident theologians on campus)

    11/17/2012 7:10:24 AM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | November 16, 2012 | Anne Hendershott
    In an ideal Catholic world, if a Catholic theologian promoted a woman’s right to choose abortion and encouraged access to same-sex marriage, while also comparing the sacrifice of the Mass to an act of homosexual intercourse, the work of that theologian would be marginalized. But, in the upside-down world of Catholic higher education in 2012, such dissidence is applauded. Case in point: Tina Beattie, the British theologian whose book, God’s Mother, Eve’s Advocate: A Gynocentric Refiguration of Marian Symbolism in Engagement with Luce Irigaray, promotes such heresy, has been honored as a visionary on Catholic campuses here and abroad.  ...
  • God's Kind Of Love

    11/17/2012 6:31:23 AM PST · by virgil283 · 1 replies
    "Most of us think that we really understand the love of God, but our experience proves otherwise. We feel lonely, depressed, discouraged, and defeated. Every one of these negative emotions would be turned to positive by a proper revelation of God's love for us......... There is more than just a superficial knowledge that God loves us. In Ephesians, chapter 3, Paul prayed that the Ephesians would get a greater revelation of God's love for them. He said, "For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and...
  • (U2 vocalist) Bono thanks Vatican for helping with debt forgiveness

    11/17/2012 5:29:34 AM PST · by NYer · 17 replies
    cna ^ | November 16, 2012
    <p>Vatican City, Nov 16, 2012 / 06:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The famous U2 vocalist Bono traveled to the Vatican Nov. 16 to thank the Church for its work to free the world's least developed countries from their foreign debt, enabling them to invest in education.</p>
  • Open season on Catholicism

    11/17/2012 5:21:32 AM PST · by NYer · 32 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | November 16, 2012 | Phil Lawler
    It’s open season on Catholicism. In Ireland and in Australia, public opinion is being whipped into frenzy in crusades against Church teachings. In both cases the arguments are thoroughly irrational. In Ireland, Savita Halappanavar died a horrible, painful, needless death. But rather than mourning her death, and demanding a full accounting of where the doctors went wrong, pundits are blaming the tragedy on teachings of the Catholic Church. We really don’t know, at this point, what caused her death. But one thing is quite clear already: it was not due to Catholic teaching, nor to Catholic influence on Ireland's laws.In...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [November 17, 2012]

    11/17/2012 5:05:59 AM PST · by Vision · 4 replies
    The Eternal Goal "By Myself I have sworn, says the Lord, because you have done this thing . . . I will bless you . . ." —Genesis 22:16-17 Abraham, at this point, has reached where he is in touch with the very nature of God. He now understands the reality of God.My goal is God Himself . . . At any cost, dear Lord, by any road.“At any cost . . . by any road” means submitting to God’s way of bringing us to the goal.There is no possibility of questioning God when He speaks, if He speaks...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (11/17/12)[Prayer]

    11/17/2012 4:57:37 AM PST · by left that other site · 29 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 11/17/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Deuteronomy 4:23-24 For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Arianism

    11/17/2012 12:45:45 AM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Arianism 1247. What was the heresy of Arius? Arius was born in Lybia in 256 A.D., and was ordained a Catholic priest in 313 A.D. In the year 318, at the Synod of Alexandria, the Patriarch of that city gave a discourse on the doctrine of the Most Holy Trinity. Arius declared that the Patriarch had fallen into error, and proceeded to set out his own ideas of Christian doctrine. He denied that Christ was really the Eternal Son of God, equally sharing in the Divine Nature with the Father. According to him, the Person of Christ existed before all...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-17-12, M, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious

    11/16/2012 10:01:52 PM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-17-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 17, 2012   Memorial of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, religious   Reading 1 3 Jn 5-8 Beloved, you are faithful in all you do for the brothers and sisters,especially for strangers;they have testified to your love before the Church.Please help them in a way worthy of God to continue their journey.For they have set out for the sake of the Nameand are accepting nothing from the pagans.Therefore, we ought to support such persons,so that we may be co-workers in the truth. Responsorial Psalm Ps 112:1-2, 3-4, 5-6 R. Blessed the man who fears the Lord.or:R. Alleluia.Blessed the man who fears...
  • THE RETURN OF THE KING...psalm 9 pt 1

    The Psalms of the Bible are full of prophecy. A major theme of many of the Psalms is that of the return of the King, Messiah, and his sufferings and glory. The prophecies of the Psalms are eschatological also, describing in great detail the last great conflict of Israel, and of the world conditions at the time of the second coming of Christ. The ninth Psalm is an example of this. I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works. I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing...
  • Judge sides with company on contraceptive coverage

    11/16/2012 7:48:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KEYC-TV / The Associated Press ^ | November 16, 2012 | Frederic J. Frommer
    A federal judge on Friday temporarily prevented the Obama administration from forcing a Christian publishing company to provide its employees with certain contraceptives under the new health care law. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton granted a preliminary injunction sought by Tyndale House Publishers, which doesn't want to provide employees with contraceptives that it equates with abortion. At issue are contraceptives such as Plan B and IUDs. If a woman already is pregnant, the Plan B pill has no effect. It prevents ovulation or fertilization of an egg, and according to the medical definition, pregnancy doesn't begin until a fertilized egg...
  • Miracles on the border: Syrians encounter Jesus

    11/16/2012 7:28:39 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 102 replies
    bpnews.net ^ | November 16, 2012 | Erich Bridges
    BEIRUT (BP) -- The Christian relief team heard about the needy Syrian widow living outside a Lebanese Muslim village near the Syrian border. So they took food to her. Apparently, Jesus had been there first. A refugee from the civil war in Syria, the Muslim widow, along with her three children, had sought shelter in Lebanon -- like more than 100,000 other Syrians. She was observing a traditional 40-day period of solitude to mourn her dead husband, so she had received nothing from the local Islamic aid society. When the Christians knocked at her door, the widow appeared fully covered...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes

    11/16/2012 5:22:04 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 10 replies
    11-16-12 | Kitty Mittens
    2 Samuel 22:2-4 Jehovah is my Rock, my Fortress and my Savior. I will Hide in God, Who is my Rock and my Refuge. He is my Shield and my Salvation, My Refuge and High Tower. Thank You, O my Savior, For Saving me from my Enemies. I will Call Upon the Lord, Who is Worthy to be Praised; He will Save me from All my Enemies.
  • Song - "Pray For The Peace Of Jerusalem"

    11/16/2012 3:37:34 PM PST · by wesagain · 3 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | November 15, 2012 | brotherWes
    A song I wrote thinking of the terror going on in Israel."Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; may they prosper who love thee." Psalm 122:6Click on the link above.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNxD-MnUvdc
  • Cardinal Dolan: US bishops won’t comply with Obama rule on birth control coverage in insurance

    11/16/2012 1:44:11 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    Cath News ^ | November 15, 2012
    A top American bishop said Tuesday the Roman Catholic church will not comply with the Obama administration requirement that most employers provide health insurance covering birth control.New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said church leaders are open to working toward a resolution with federal officials, but will meanwhile press ahead with challenges to the mandate in legislatures and in court.“The only thing we’re certainly not prepared to do is give in. We’re not violating our consciences,” Dolan told reporters at a national bishops’ meeting. “I would say no door is closed except for...
  • Religious conservatives’ uphill battle (Obama won the total Catholic vote by a small margin)

    11/16/2012 9:34:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/16/2012 | Michael Gerson
    The Catholic Church — a politically and ethnically sprawling institution — has no natural home on the American ideological spectrum. Neither major party combines moral conservatism with a passion for social justice. So Catholic leaders have often challenged Democrats to be more pro-life and Republicans to be more concerned about immigrants and the poor. But President Obama’s first term was a period of unexpected aggression against the rights of religious institutions. His Justice Department, in the Hosanna-Tabor case, argued against the existence of any “ministerial exception” to employment rules. Obama tried to mandate that Catholic schools, hospitals and charities offer...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: HUMILIATI, 11-16-12

    11/16/2012 7:23:20 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 11-16-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):HUMILIATI A penitential association of the laity formed about A.D. 1150. Some of the captives taken by Emperor Henry II from Lombardy to Germany devoted themselves to works of charity and penance and were called Barrettini. When they were allowed to return to Italy, they continued their German methods of living both as to industry, calling themselves Humiliati, and also as to modes of prayer, eventually adopting the Rule of St. Benedict. In 1134 they built their first monastery at Milan. St. Charles Borromeo, attempting to eliminate some serious abuses that had crept into the group,...
  • The Upside-Down World of Catholic Higher Education

    11/16/2012 6:59:43 AM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 12.16.12 | Anne Hendershott
    Recent controversies at the University of San Diego underscore the prevalence and influence of dissent on Catholic campuses.In an ideal Catholic world, if a Catholic theologian promoted a woman’s right to choose abortion and encouraged access to same-sex marriage, while also comparing the sacrifice of the Mass to an act of homosexual intercourse, the work of that theologian would be marginalized. But, in the upside-down world of Catholic higher education in 2012, such dissidence is applauded. Case in point: Tina Beattie, the British theologian whose book, God’s Mother, Eve’s Advocate: A Gynocentric Refiguration of Marian Symbolism in Engagement with Luce...
  • News from the U.K. Ordinariate

    11/16/2012 6:47:24 AM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    One of our Ordinariate readers sends in the following bit of news: Last week the Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, Monsignor Keith Newton, celebrated Mass according to the Book of Divine Worship at the end of a conference on mission and evangelisation at the church of St Patrick's, Soho Square, and at the former Anglican church of St Agatha's, Portsmouth. During the latter, a peal of bells was blessed. At Soho Square, well-known Anglican hymns replaced the Proper of the Mass, and the setting by John Merbecke was used for the Ordinary of the Mass....
  • Test Case Could Dictate Admissions Policy in Faith Schools [UK]

    11/16/2012 6:41:47 AM PST · by marshmallow
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11/15/12 | Victoria Ward
    New faith schools could be forced to admit pupils from non-religious backgrounds if a judicial review currently being heard in the High Court is successful.Campaigners have brought a legal challenge against Richmond Council, claiming that in approving two new Catholic schools it had broken the law and discriminated against non-Catholic children. The British Humanist Association (BHA) and a group of local activists, including parents, argue that all new state schools in the London borough should have religiously inclusive admissions policies. They say they want to halt the “back-door” spread of new religious state schools in England. If successful, it could...