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  • Does Satan Believe He Can Defeat God?

    11/19/2012 5:43:55 PM PST · by kjam22 · 146 replies
    vanity | 11-19-2012 | kjam22
    Interesting discussion yesterday with a variety of opinions. Just curious what some here might believe and why...
  • Judge Denies Hobby Lobby's Morning-After Case

    11/19/2012 5:17:44 PM PST · by mikrofon · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/19/2012 | AP
    By TIM TALLEY Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY November 20, 2012 (AP) A federal judge Monday rejected a request by Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. to block part of the new federal health care law that requires it to provide the morning-after and week-after birth control pills. In a 28-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton denied a request by Hobby Lobby to prevent the government from enforcing portions of the health care law that will require it to include contraceptives the company considers objectionable in its health insurance plan. The Oklahoma City-based arts and craft supply company and a sister...
  • Vatican dismisses Maryknoll priest from order

    11/19/2012 3:42:33 PM PST · by NYer · 17 replies
    cna ^ | November 19, 2012
    President Rafael Correa of Ecuador received Fr. Roy Bourgeois, founder of Surveillance in his office June 27 2012 in Quito. Credit: Santiago Armas-Presidency of the Republic. Vatican City, Nov 19, 2012 / 03:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican canonically dismissed Roy Bourgeois from the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers on Oct. 4, for disobedience and preaching against Church teaching on women's ordination. The decision, made by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, dispenses him from both the bonds of priesthood and religious life. On Aug. 8, 2008, Bourgeois preached a homily at the simulated ordination of a woman...
  • The Flim Flam Man [the ELCA's presiding bishop]

    11/19/2012 2:59:52 PM PST · by rhema · 6 replies
    Common Sense for a Senseless World ^ | 11/17/11 | Don Kriefall
    In the old west Snake oil salesman peddled elixirs that allegedly cured everything from acne to gout, but in fact these “miracle cures” were simply watered down whiskey or worse. Con men used elaborate ruses, such as the scheme used in the movie, The Sting, to swindle their marks and steal their money. There are many e-mail and internet scams that attempt to wrest money and information from those who are greedy or simply unsuspecting and naďve. There are many ways to deceive, mislead, dupe and betray in order to pilfer another’s assets. But, some of those assets are far...
  • Archbishop Chaput says Year of Faith holds solution to relativism

    11/19/2012 2:54:19 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    cna ^ | November 19, 2012 | Michelle Bauman
    Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia celebrates Mass at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter's Basilica, Oct. 20, 2012. Credit: Matthew Rarey-CNA. Baltimore, Md., Nov 19, 2012 / 11:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The current Year of Faith is an opportunity to counter the cultural relativism that plagues modern society and that has led many in the Church to deny Catholic teaching on important topics, said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia. “The appropriate response to relativism is faith, where you no longer are the center of the universe, you are no longer the one who decides what’s true,...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update - November 18th, 2012 (Dispensational Caucus)

    11/19/2012 2:41:32 PM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 18, 2012 | Uploaded by alohabibleprophecy
    Mid-East Prophecy Update - November 18th, 2012 Pastor J.D. talks about the situation in Gaza along with a number of recent events through the lens of Bible prophecy.
  • Ann Coulter dumped as ‘hateful,’ but pro-infanticide Peter Singer ok?: Jesuit university

    11/19/2012 2:16:46 PM PST · by NYer · 17 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 19, 2012 | HILARY WHITE
    Updated: Nov. 19, 2012 at 2:02 PM EST to include a statement from Dr. Charles Camosy, the organizer of the panel discussion featuring Peter Singer, and to include more information about the panel. NEW YORK, November 19, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Days after popular American conservative pundit Ann Coulter was disinvited from Fordham university amidst accusations that she is too “hateful”, the world’s most notorious promoter of infanticide, Dr. Peter Singer, was welcomed at a conference at the university, the Jesuit order’s premier university on the east coast. Fordham hosted Dr. Singer as the main attraction at a one-day conference titled,...
  • 52% of Catholic Campuses with Pro-Homosexual Clubs Study Shows

    11/19/2012 2:01:21 PM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 13 replies
    TFP ^ | 11-19-12 | TFP
    Catholic colleges with these clubs are listed here After meticulous examination, TFP Student Action volunteers found pro-homosexual student clubs at 111 Catholic institutions of higher learning.  Of the 211 Catholic universities and colleges listed by Ganley’s Catholic Schools in America, 52 percent appear to sponsor organizations which undermine Catholic morality. From 2009 to 2012, the number of pro-homosexual clubs operating on Catholic campuses has risen by 7 percent. Research conducted in 2009 found clubs at 45 percent of Catholic colleges.   Many of these clubs act as platforms of dissent.  They sponsor sinful events and promote ideas that advance the...
  • How Italian nuns are changing a small town in Romania

    11/19/2012 8:24:30 AM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    Rome Reports ^ | November 17, 2012
    November 17, 2012. (Romereports.com) In Romania, four out of every ten people live below the poverty line. After the fall of communism back in the 1990's, the country faced another set of economic challenges. Those who suffer the most are the elderly and children, who are often left to fend for themselves, as their family members migrate in search for a better life.   Precisely to help out, in 1999, the missionary sisters of La Passione di Gesú traveled to the remote town of Butea in Southern Romania. Their goal is to help out the towns 5,000 residents, who without that...
  • "Do not associate with those given to change..." Proverbs 24:21

    11/19/2012 7:59:27 AM PST · by fishtank · 6 replies
    Blue Letter Bible website ^ | 1000 B.C. | The Holy Spirit, through King Solomon, in the Bible
    Pro 24:21 "My son, fear the LORD and the king; Do not associate with those given to change;" Pro 24:22 "For their calamity will rise suddenly, And who knows the ruin those two can bring?"
  • Catholic Word of the Day: COBRE, 11-19-12

    11/19/2012 7:22:27 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 11-19-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):COBRE A Cuban shrine of Our Lady of Charity. According to legend, a small statue of Mary and her Child was brought from Spain by an officer who accompanied Columbus on his second American voyage and who gave it to a native pagan cheiftain. but when the crew came to claim it, both the chief and the statue had disappeared into a nearby swamp. the statue was later recovered, mysteriously floating on a wooden plank. At a later date the statue of the Madonna was on its way to Santiago de Cuba but accidentally arrived at...
  • On the Coming of the Son of Man

    11/19/2012 6:56:49 AM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    "He is the Central Event That, in the Midst of the Troubles of the World, Remains the Firm and Stable Point"VATICAN CITY, Nov. 18, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave Sunday before and after praying the midday Angelus in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear brothers and sisters! On this last Sunday of the liturgical year, Jesus’ discourse about the end times (in technical terms, his “eschatological” discourse) is proclaimed at Mass (cf. Mark 13:24-32). This discourse is also found, with some variations, in Matthew and Luke, and it is probably the most...
  • Future of Religious Groups in Syria Should be Determined Before Discussing Assad's Fate - Putin

    11/19/2012 6:51:09 AM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Interfax ^ | 11/19/12
    Moscow, November 19, Interfax - Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that, before discussing the fate of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, it is necessary to clarify the political future of various ethnic and religious groups in the country. "We believe that it is necessary first to reach an agreement on the future and understand how legitimate rights and interests of various ethnic and religious groups will be ensured and only then switch to changes rather than vice versa - to dismiss Assad and then think what to do with this," Putin said at a press conference following Russian-German intergovernmental consultations. Otherwise,...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (11/19/12)[Prayer]

    11/19/2012 5:01:12 AM PST · by left that other site · 23 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 11/19/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Borei...Creator Ecclesiastes 12:1 Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near when you will say, "I have no delight in them";
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - November 19, 2012 [Devotional]

    11/19/2012 4:39:01 AM PST · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 11/19/12 | Joel Osteen
    Be Still and Know Today's Scripture “Be still, and know that I am God...” (Psalm 46:10, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria In our culture, most people are used to having constant activity: computers, cell phones, television, email, video games. There’s nothing wrong with any of that, but the Bible tells us that we need to stop and be still so we can focus on knowing God. I’ve found this to be true especially during the difficult times. When you are facing a challenge, it’s easy to want to run to a friend or talk about it with...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [November 19, 2012]

    11/19/2012 4:37:39 AM PST · by Vision · 4 replies
    “When He Has Come” "When He has come, He will convict the world of sin . . ." —John 16:8 Very few of us know anything about conviction of sin. We know the experience of being disturbed because we have done wrong things. But conviction of sin by the Holy Spirit blots out every relationship on earth and makes us aware of only one— “Against You, You only, have I sinned . . .” (Psalm 51:4). When a person is convicted of sin in this way, he knows with every bit of his conscience that God would not dare...
  • The 2012 Catholic Vote: An Early Assessment (breakdown by state)

    11/19/2012 3:58:19 AM PST · by NYer · 96 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | November 19, 2012 | George J. Marlin
    I live in Long Island and in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy my home was without electricity, heat or lights for 14 days, 2 hours, and 30 minutes.  Sitting in the dark every night shivering in my living room (which hit a low of 49 degrees), I had plenty of time to brood over the disastrous 2012 election results, the way Catholics voted in particular, and why it happened. Here’s what I came up with:GOP internal tracking polls that had Romney winning were wrong because pollsters could not factor into their mathematical formulas the effectiveness of Obama’s Election Day ground...
  • Father Michael Pfleger: Ignoring Black Teens Is a Form of Abortion

    11/18/2012 9:27:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Your Black World ^ | November 18, 2012
    In a candid interview with Dr. Boyce Watkins about gang violence, Father Michael Pfleger of The Faith Community of St. Sabina in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood, provides an explicit definition of abortion. It is his belief that anything stopping another human being from fulfilling their God-given purpose is a form of abortion. Father Pfleger also discusses the Peace Tournament he organized that included four of Chicago’s most powerful gangs, or as he references them,”organizations” that came together to play a peaceful game of basketball. He explains how he continues to assist members of the organizations by helping them acquire their...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-19-12

    11/18/2012 8:26:01 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-19-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 19, 2012   Monday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Rv 1:1-4; 2:1-5 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to him,to show his servants what must happen soon.He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,who gives witness to the word of Godand to the testimony of Jesus Christ by reporting what he saw.Blessed is the one who reads aloudand blessed are those who listen to this prophetic messageand heed what is written in it, for the appointed time is near. John, to the seven churches in Asia: grace to...
  • Following the Truth: The Year Of Faith – 10 Things You Should Know [Catholic Caucus]

    11/18/2012 7:51:23 PM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies
    FollowingtheTruth.com ^ | Oct 25th, 2012 | Gary Zimak
    The Year Of Faith – 10 Things You Should Know Oct 25th, 2012by Gary Zimak. In his Apostolic Letter Porta Fidei (The Door of Faith), Pope Benedict XVI explained his reasoning behind declaring the Year of Faith (Oct 11, 2012 – November 24, 2013). While I recommend that you read the full document, here are 10 highlights that every Catholic should know.1. The Door of Faith Is Always Open – Although we may choose to resist, the Lord’s door is always open and He waits patiently for us to enter.2. The Journey of Faith Lasts A Lifetime – We start...