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  • Catholics Must Face Squarely the Dire Threat to Religious Liberty

    11/20/2012 6:03:52 AM PST · by NYer · 11 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | November 20, 2012 | Rev. George Rutler
    Of the 427 weddings in my present parish during the past eleven years (I have lost count of all the others), the band—for want of a better word—at the most recent reception was the loudest I can remember. Conversation was impossible, so some of a certain age complained loudly but not loudly enough and others of a lesser age laughed at their complaints. I have come to realize that for many of them, conversation as an art is an unknown thing.This reminded me of the line about the morally tranquilizing effects of “intolerable music” in Solzhenitsyn’s 1978 Harvard Class Day...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - November 20, 2012 [Devotional]

    11/20/2012 4:42:05 AM PST · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 11/20/12 | Joel Osteen
    Enter with This Today's Scripture Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. Psalm 100:4, NKJV. Today's Word from Joel and Victoria As believers, we have the honor and privilege to enter boldly into Gods presence. Scripture says that we can come to His throne of grace and receive His mercy. Because He loves us, He has given us unlimited access to Himself 24 hours a day, seven days a week. But notice that todays verse tells us that we shouldnt just come any old way to...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [November 20, 2012]

    11/20/2012 4:39:29 AM PST · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Forgiveness of God "In Him we have . . . the forgiveness of sins . . ." Ephesians 1:7 Beware of the pleasant view of the fatherhood of God: God is so kind and loving that of course He will forgive us. That thought, based solely on emotion, cannot be found anywhere in the New Testament. The only basis on which God can forgive us is the tremendous tragedy of the Cross of Christ. To base our forgiveness on any other ground is unconscious blasphemy. The only ground on which God can forgive our sin and reinstate us...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(11/20/12)[Prayer]

    11/20/2012 4:08:23 AM PST · by left that other site · 30 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 11.20/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New JourneyThe Names of God in The Scriptures JudgeIsaiah 33:22 For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; it is he who will save us.
  • Today's Toons 11/20/12

    11/20/2012 3:23:59 AM PST · by pookie18 · 17 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 11/20/12 | pookie18
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  • Atheist Action Halts Calif. Nativity Display; Churches Go to Court

    11/20/2012 1:07:17 AM PST · by islamisasataniclie · 11 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | November 19, 2012 | Anugrah Kumar
    Churches are going to federal court to reclaim their freedom of speech after the city of Santa Monica, Calif., decided to end a nearly 60-year tradition of having Christian displays of the nativity in a public park due to an uproar caused by atheists' anti-God signs. Behind the trouble in Santa Monica is a member of the American Atheists, Damon Vix, who applied for and was granted a booth in Palisades Park alongside the nativity display three years ago. He erected a sign quoting Thomas Jefferson: "Religions are all alike -- founded on fables and mythologies." Another sign read, "Happy...
  • Anti-Israel Protestants: more Bible study needed

    11/19/2012 11:57:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles ^ | November 19, 2012 | Mark Paredes
    The state of Israel is an illegal, genocidal place to equate Judaism with the state of Israel is to equate Christianity with Flavor Flav. UCC Pastor Emeritus Jeremiah Wright, in a speech to thousands of people in Baltimore in 2011 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. Acts 17:11 ----- Much has been made in the Jewish community too much, in my humble opinion of the recent letter signed by 15 Protestant church leaders...
  • Women bishops: Church of England synod to vote

    11/19/2012 10:31:46 PM PST · by Cronos · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | 20.Nov.2012 | BBC
    A plan paving the way for consecrations from 2014 is expected to be backed by bishops and clergy, but the vote among lay members could be much closer. ..Ahead of the vote, synod members will debate the latest compromise proposal for parishes that reject the changes. The vote is being seen as the first major test for the next Archbishop of Canterbury, the Right Reverend Justin Welby. The current bishop of Durham is expected to speak during the debate and urge the synod to support the introduction of women bishops. Approval is also supported by the outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury,...
  • Please pray for Sarah. She is in grave condition.

    11/19/2012 10:00:16 PM PST · by floralamiss · 237 replies
    November 19, 2012 | floralamiss
    I have just received this sad communication from my sister-in-law about her sister, Sarah, who is suffering from breast cancer. She had been admitted to an acute care center in El Paso where she was to continue radiation and chemo, but has been returned to the hospital. (More in comments section.)
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-20-12

    11/19/2012 9:20:55 PM PST · by Salvation · 30 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-20-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 20, 2012 Tuesday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Rv 3:1-6, 14-22 I, John, heard the Lord saying to me:"To the angel of the Church in Sardis, write this: "'The one who has the seven spirits of Godand the seven stars says this: "I know your works,that you have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead.Be watchful and strengthen what is left, which is going to die,for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God.Remember then how you accepted and heard; keep it, and repent.If you are not...
  • The Sad End of the Priestly Ministry of Mr. Roy Bourgeois

    11/19/2012 8:10:38 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 11/20/12 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Disobedience and preaching against the teaching of the Catholic Church about women's ordination led to his excommunication, dismissal and laicization. Then Fr. Bourgeois engaged in an obstinate crusade which involved public and direct defiance of the Holy See and a repudiation of the unbroken teaching of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church concerning sacred ordination. MARYKNOLL, N.Y. (Catholic Online) - The short Press Release from the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers confirmed some sad news on Monday, November 19, 2012. The priestly ministry of Roy Bourgeois has come to an end: ***** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe Congregation For The Doctrine Of The...
  • Vladivostok Mission Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

    11/19/2012 8:02:31 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 11/19/12 | Jim Graves
    The Catholic mission in Vladivostok, Russia brings the light of Christ to a poverty-stricken and highly secularized region.With the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Catholic faith was officially allowed to return to Russia after more than seven decades of life under what Pope Pius XI called atheistic communism. Since that time, Catholics have established missions in Russia, serving Catholics living within the countrys borders and performing charitable works. Out of deference to the Russian Orthodox Church, the Vatican does not consider Russia mission territory, and so these communities do not receive funding from the Congregation for the...
  • 12TH-CENTURY RABBI PREDICTED ISRAEL'S FUTURE

    11/19/2012 7:21:15 PM PST · by Uriel-2012 · 41 replies
    WND Faith ^ | nov 14, 2012 | WND EXCLUSIVE
    JERUSALEM Judah Ben Samuel was a legendary and prolific German rabbi of the 12th century who made some astonishing and specific predictions about the future of Jerusalem and Israel that came true. Judah Ben Samuel, also known as Judah he-Hasid (Judah the Pious), lived and worked from the end of the 12th century until the beginning of the 13th century in Regensburg, authoring a number of books in the German language. snip Judah Ben Samuel also prophesied that during the 10th Jubilee Jerusalem would be under the control of the Jews and the Messianic end times would begin. If...
  • 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 nave. There are many ways to deceive, mislead, dupe and betray in order to pilfer anothers 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,...