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  • Egypt's Cruel Master...Isaiah 19)

    The burden of Egypt. Behold, the Lord rideth upon a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it. And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall fight every one against his brother, and every one against his neighbour; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom. And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers,...
  • Pope’s emissary in US: Dissident Catholic profs are ‘grave’ threat to religious liberty

    11/23/2012 1:24:38 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 23, 2012 | PATRICK B. CRAINE
    Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò SOUTH BEND, Indiana, Nov. 23, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Pope Benedict’s emissary to the United States warned earlier this month that Catholic professors and public officials who rebel from Church teaching on key issues such as abortion and marriage represent a “grave” threat to religious liberty. “We have witnessed that some instructors who claim the moniker ‘Catholic’ are often the sources of teachings that conflict with, rather than explain and defend, Catholic teachings in the important public policy issues of the day,” said Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò. “This, my brothers and sisters, is a grave and major...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: MAY CROWNING, 11-23-12

    11/23/2012 8:54:39 AM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 11-23-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):   MAY CROWNING A solemn procession, during the month of May, at the close of which a statue of the Blessed Virgin is crowned with a garland of roses or other appropriate ornament. There is a special honor attached to being chosen to crown the statue. A May crowning is often the high point of public devotion to Our Lady in a diocese, parish, or Catholic institution. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (11/23/12)[Prayer]

    11/23/2012 5:31:22 AM PST · by left that other site · 21 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 11/23/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Mighty One of IsraelIsaiah 2 24. Therefore the Lord, the Lord Almighty, the Mighty One of Israel, declares: “Ah! I will vent my wrath on my foes and avenge myself on my enemies. 25. I will turn my hand against you; I will thoroughly purge away your dross and remove all your impurities. 26. I will restore your leaders as in days of old, your rulers as at the beginning. Afterward you will be called the City of Righteousness, the Faithful City.”
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (11/23/12){Prayer]

    11/23/2012 5:12:18 AM PST · by left that other site · 21 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 11/23/12 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Isaiah 2 24. Therefore the Lord, the Lord Almighty, the Mighty One of Israel, declares: “Ah! I will vent my wrath on my foes and avenge myself on my enemies. 25. I will turn my hand against you; I will thoroughly purge away your dross and remove all your impurities. 26. I will restore your leaders as in days of old, your rulers as at the beginning. Afterward you will be called the City of Righteousness, the Faithful City.” God Bless America!
  • UK: Synod Rejects women bishops. Laity knew more than bishops and clergy

    11/22/2012 10:37:00 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 11-22-12 | David W. Virtue
    And so it came to pass that the laity in the Church of England rose up and declared they would not have women bishops to reign over them. The vote was admittedly only six votes, but six votes are six votes. The issue cannot be revisited until a new Synod is elected in 2015. Liberals and progressives along with homosexuals and lesbians are in "tears" and "agony" over this defeat. So is the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and the soon to be Archbishop Justin Welby who both spoke up in favor of the measure. It was a bitter pill...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-23-12, OM, St. Clement I, St. Columban, Bl Miguel Pro

    11/22/2012 8:51:02 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-23-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 23, 2012   Friday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time  Reading 1 Rv 10:8-11 I, John, heard a voice from heaven speak to me.Then the voice spoke to me and said:"Go, take the scroll that lies open in the hand of the angelwho is standing on the sea and on the land."So I went up to the angel and told him to give me the small scroll.He said to me, "Take and swallow it.It will turn your stomach sour,but in your mouth it will taste as sweet as honey."I took the small scroll from the angel's hand and...
  • Father Pro: A Mexican Hero

    11/22/2012 7:48:18 PM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies
    CatholicEducation.org ^ | 2000 | ROBERT ROYAL
    Father Pro: A Mexican HeroROBERT ROYALMiguel Pro and the other Mexican martyrs provided millions of people with inspiration to resist the most anti-Catholic government ever seen in the Americas. On Nov. 22, 1927, a man dressed in street clothes was led through a crowd of photographers and politicians on his way to a firing squad in Mexico City. The photographers were present for this illegal execution — there had been no trial or even formal charges — because the Mexican president, Plutarco Elias Calles, the most rabidly anti-Catholic leader in the world at the time, wanted them to record the...
  • Church of England Will Have Women Bishops: New Anglican Head

    11/22/2012 6:27:59 PM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/22/12 | Joe Brock
    (Reuters) - The next archbishop of Canterbury is confident he will consecrate a female bishop, he said on Thursday, two days after the Church of England voted against allowing women to become bishops. Bishops and clergy on Tuesday in the General Synod, the Church legislature, comfortably backed the change but lay members were four votes short of a two-thirds majority. "Its clear that woman are going to be bishops in the Church of England," said Justin Welby, who will take over from Rowan Williams as the spiritual leader of the Anglican wing of world Christianity at the end of the...
  • How to Give Adequate Thanks to God. A Meditation on Thanksgiving Day

    11/22/2012 5:40:27 PM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | November 21, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    How to Give Adequate Thanks to God. A Meditation on Thanksgiving DayBy: Msgr. Charles Pope On this feast of Thanksgiving (here in America) we do well to ponder how we ought to give thanks to God. Indeed, how can one adequately thank God who is the giver of every good and perfect gift? Is it really enough to simply kneel and say a prayer of thanks? Perhaps we should run to Church and light a candle, or visit some distant shrine? Perhaps even doing the “Snoopy dance” as we say over and over, Thank you thank you thank you”...
  • A Thanksgiving Reflection

    11/22/2012 5:26:04 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | November 19, 2012 | Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D.
    A Thanksgiving Reflection by Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D. on November 19, 2012 · For Americans, the term “Thanksgiving” conjures up images of turkey and cranberry sauce, parades and bowl games.  These “traditions” have come to mark an event made a perpetual institution of American life by President Abraham Lincoln. But why did Lincoln proclaim the last Thursday in November as a national holiday?  Because it was clear to him that the blessings of food, land, family, and freedom enjoyed by Americans are all gifts from the Creator.  But Americans, he realized, had forgotten this.  A special day was needed for...
  • I have a dream …. Find a home for Roy!

    11/22/2012 3:23:32 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | November 22, 2012 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    In another post, I wrote about Sr. Maureen Fiedler’s Fishwrap column about Mr. Roy Bourgeois and the grave injustices done to him by the Vatican’s male oppressors and their Maryknoll minions. I was so moved by her piece, so disturbed by her litany of injustices, that I am now forced to ask myself -and you, dear readers – some hard soul-searching questions.Why won’t Sr. Fiedler help Mr. Bourgeois with deeds and not just easy words at NCR?Fiedler must help Bourgeois to join her order and become a nun.The sisters in favor of women’s ordination should throw the doors of their...
  • Thanksgiving Day shopping called 'assault' on family life

    11/22/2012 2:16:10 PM PST · by NYer · 88 replies
    cna ^ | November 22, 2012 | Kevin J. Jones
    Denver, Colo., Nov 22, 2012 / 06:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The expansion of Thanksgiving weekend shopping to the holiday itself has raised concerns among both workers and clergy who worry that the change puts family time at risk. Father Sinclair Oubre, Spiritual Moderator of the Texas-based Catholic Labor Network, said the store openings are a “disturbing trend” that is “an assault on the family.” “We have almost completed the evolutionary process of having two classes of workers: those who get holidays off, and can stay with their families, and those who are forced to work, so that those who...
  • Faith on the Hill: The Religious Composition of the 113th Congress

    11/22/2012 12:41:30 PM PST · by marshmallow
    The newly elected, 113th Congress includes the first Buddhist to serve in the Senate, the first Hindu to serve in either chamber and the first member of Congress to describe her religion as “none,” continuing a gradual increase in religious diversity that mirrors trends in the country as a whole. While Congress remains majority Protestant, the institution is far less so today than it was 50 years ago, when nearly three-quarters of the members belonged to Protestant denominations. Catholics have seen the biggest gains among the 530 seats in the new Congress that have been decided as of Nov. 16....
  • "Give Me This Mountain": Finding Hidden Meaning in Scripture [New Church, Open]

    11/22/2012 11:55:39 AM PST · by DaveMSmith · 180 replies
    Spirit and Life Bible Study ^ | Wed Nov 21, 2012 | Rev Dr Johnathon Rose
    Many people read the Bible literally and feel very strongly that there's nothing more to it than that, and yet Jesus Himself says the whole Old Testament is about Him. How could that be?!? We ponder this through a bizarre story in which Caleb pleads with Joshua to be given a mountain inhabited by enemy giants in fortified cities (Joshua 14). Also see: Spirit And Life Bible Study on Facebook
  • St. Cecilia

    11/22/2012 11:10:21 AM PST · by Cronos · 6 replies
    American Catholic ^ | 22.Nov.2012 | CC
    Although Cecilia is one of the most famous of the Roman martyrs, the familiar stories about her are apparently not founded on authentic material. There is no trace of honor being paid her in early times. A fragmentary inscription of the late fourth century refers to a church named after her, and her feast was celebrated at least in 545. According to legend, Cecilia was a young Christian of high rank betrothed to a Roman named Valerian. Through her influence Valerian was converted, and was martyred along with his brother. The legend about Cecilia’s death says that after being struck...
  • Catholic Charities raises goal as part of 'Giving Tuesday' effort,{ecumenical}

    11/22/2012 11:06:14 AM PST · by Cronos · 1 replies
    Commerical Appeal ^ | 22.Nov.2012 | CC
    Catholic Charities of West Tennessee has joined the "Giving Tuesday" national movement on Nov. 27 by setting a goal of helping 1,300 Memphis-area families during the holiday season. To that end, Catholic Charities is soliciting gifts and funds to support its annual Gifts For God's Children program, said Michael Allen, president and CEO. Specifically, the organization — which aids people irrespective of religious preference — seeks donations of warm clothing, unwrapped toys, gift cards of $25 or less, nonperishable food items and bicycles and helmets. People will be asked to drop off any of these items between 6 a.m. and...
  • Choose Jesus and no other and you "shall" walk in his fullness ![Charistmatic caucus]

    11/22/2012 10:58:09 AM PST · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 11-22-12 | Jedediah
    Many of my children have stepped backword into a precipice of darkness "yeah" into a revelation not of Me for I desire for my children to walk in the fullness of my glory and goodness each day. I came to stand in the road to Damascus to deliver Paul out of just this thing for truly though he knew My word he had yet to meet me and it is these "Sauls" of disaster I am after in these last days . So "GO" My church and declare the wonders of my fullness for there is no one thing or...
  • Zechariah 9 - Blood Cakes and Candies (Gaza in Prophecy)

    11/22/2012 9:05:20 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 9 replies
    Wrestlers of Faith ^ | 11/22/2012 | Jamie Northrup
    Zechariah 9:6 … and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines. 7 And I will take away his blood out of his mouth, and his abominations from between his teeth... 2500 years ago, the God of Israel gave the Hebrew prophet Zechariah a vision of the day we live in. A day when the spiritual descendants of the Philistines, the Palestinians lead by Hamas, would have blood in their mouth and abominations between their teeth. The reason we know this prophesy is for today is because Zechariah wrote this passage over one hundred years after the Philistines had...
  • Staying Positive In A Negative World

    "If you haven’t noticed that we live in a negative world, you just haven’t been paying attention. These negative influences have been especially evident during the last few months of the presidential campaign. Each party has spent millions painting a picture of the worst possible scenarios for Americans if their opponent is elected. Not nearly as much has been spent expressing hope. Add in things like sickness, the loss of a job, or marriage problems, and you can see where, over time, the pressures of the world, if allowed, can steal the love and joy from your life. In Matthew...