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  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 11-25-12, SOL, Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

    11/24/2012 9:23:17 PM PST · by Salvation · 46 replies ^ | 11-25-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 25, 2012 The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Reading 1 Dn 7:13-14 As the visions during the night continued, I sawone like a Son of man coming,on the clouds of heaven;when he reached the Ancient Oneand was presented before him,the one like a Son of man received dominion, glory, and kingship;all peoples, nations, and languages serve him.His dominion is an everlasting dominionthat shall not be taken away,his kingship shall not be destroyed. Responsorial Psalm Ps 93:1, 1-2, 5 R. (1a) The LORD is king; he is robed in majesty.The LORD is king, in splendor robed;robed is...
  • The half-life of DNA in bone:... [YEC takes a hit, DNA half-life only 521 years]

    [If dinos walked with man, there should be dino DNA, however, there is not.] Claims of extreme survival of DNA have emphasized the need for reliable models of DNA degradation through time. By analysing mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) from 158 radiocarbon-dated bones of the extinct New Zealand moa, we confirm empirically a long-hypothesized exponential decay relationship. The average DNA half-life within this geographically constrained fossil assemblage was estimated to be 521 years for a 242 bp mtDNA sequence, corresponding to a per nucleotide fragmentation rate (k) of 5.50 × 10–6 per year. With an effective burial temperature of 13.1°C, the rate...
  • True and False Worship...Genesis 4 pt 2

    And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering: But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. And the Lord said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    11/24/2012 11:07:36 AM PST · by Irish Rose · 13 replies
    November 24, 2012 | Irish Rose
    O earth, do not cover my blood; may my cry never be laid to rest! Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is on high. My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God; on behalf of a man he pleads with God as a man pleads for his friend. (Job 16:18-21)
  • Catholic Word of the Day: OMNIPRESENCE, 11-24-12

    11/24/2012 10:16:23 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 11-24-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):OMNIPRESENCE God being simultaneously wherever he is, since he is present everywhere. The divine omnipresence is twofold, by nature and by grace. By nature God is present in all things by essence, knowledge, and power. This is the presence of a cause in the things that share in God's goodness. By his essence, he is substantially in all things, including the created spiritual essences (angels, demons, human souls) as the immediate origin of their existence. by his knowledge, he exercises his wisdom directly in all creation down to the least details. By his power, he operates...
  • Please pray for Joe

    11/24/2012 10:00:25 AM PST · by ex-snook · 69 replies
    self | 11/24/12 | self
    Please pray for my friend Joe. He has institutionalized unable to feed himself with Parkinson's disease. Joe was once a football player from the coal region of Pennsylvania. He was a HS football coach, neighbor and friend. My daughter was the baby sitter to his special child. His wife taught my children. A few months ago at Church, he poked me in the back. I turned around, Joe remembered me but did not know me. He was being guided by his wife and was failing rapidly from this terrible disease.
  • Martyrs: St. Andrew Dung-Lac and his 116 companion martyrs of Vietnam [Catholic Caucus]

    11/24/2012 9:57:20 AM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies ^ | 11.24.08 |
    Martyrs: St. Andrew Dung-Lac and his 116 companion martyrs of Vietnam  Icon: martyrs undergoing torture for Christ. VietnamVietnam is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. The traditional religion of Vietnam is Buddhism, along with elements of Taoism, Confucianism and local ancestors’ cult.First martyrsPortuguese Dominican missionaries began to arrive in Vietnam in the early 16th century and there must have been conflict with local power groups from the very beginning. The mission had some success when the Jesuits joined the Dominicans. Among the earliest martyrs were Spanish Dominicans, Francisco Gil de Federich, who had a fruitful apostolate...
  • Women Bishops: It's about the Bible, not fake ideas of progress

    11/24/2012 7:24:11 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 11-23-12 | Tom Wright and Douglas Wilson
    We, of all people, ought to know better. "Progress" gave us modern medicine, liberal democracy, the internet. It also gave us the guillotine, the Gulag and the gas chambers. Western intelligentsia assumed in the 1920s that "history" was moving away from the muddle and mess of democracy towards the brave new world of Russian communism. Many in 1930s Germany regarded Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his friends as on the wrong side of history. The strong point of postmodernity is that the big stories have let us down. And the biggest of all was the modernist myth of "progress". What is more,...
  • Goodnight 'Snow White': Longest Coma Patient Ever Passes Away: Mom and Sister Never Left Her Side

    11/24/2012 6:59:56 AM PST · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11/23/12 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Edwarda O'Bara was a popular 16-year-old when she fell into a diabetic coma after a bout with pneumonia in 1970Her last words to her mother, Kaye, were 'promise you won't leave me'The woman's father died in 1977 from a heart attack, brought on by the grueling schedule of caring for Edwarda Her mother stayed by her daughter's side until Kaye passed away at the age of 80 in 2008 O'Bara's sister, Colleen, stepped in to offer full time care for Edwarda 'She closed her eyes and joined my mom in Heaven,' Colleen said about Edward's passing on Wednesday at the...
  • Women Bishops 'in My Lifetime', Insists Archbishop John Sentamu

    11/24/2012 6:53:04 AM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10/20/12 | Richard Alleyne and John Bingham
    The Church of England will definitely have women bishops “in my lifetime”, claims Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York.The second most powerful man in the church said that it was “very disappointing” it had not happened during this General Synod but he was sure the principle had been accepted. His comments came the day after the church tore up plans to ordain women as bishops despite overwhelming support in the parishes. After a tortuous 12-year legal process, which secured strong backing in all but two of the 44 dioceses, the move was denied final approval by just six votes....
  • Shocking Case of Unbelief

    11/24/2012 6:49:50 AM PST · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Father Ed Tomlinson's Blog ^ | 11/23/12 | Father Ed Tomlinson
    Channel 4 offers a reflection today from a clergyman of the Anglican Church who quite openly states a complete and sincere disbelief in God. He is an atheist who considers the scriptures nothing more than human literature. What are we to make of him? Personally I find this sort of liberal wooliness in a clergyman not only absurd but frankly dishonest. What an affront to those who do believe, to the faithful in the pews whose giving pays his stipend! How does he stand at the altar with a straight face I wonder? Little surprise he opts to be filmed...

    11/24/2012 6:10:45 AM PST · by NYer · 14 replies
    Vatican News Agency ^ | November 24, 2012
    Vatican City, (VIS) - In St. Peter's Basilica at 11 a.m. today, Benedict XVI celebrated an ordinary public consistory for the creation of six new cardinals: James Michael Harvey, Bechara Boutros Rai O.M.M., Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal, John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan, Ruben Salazar Gomez and Luis Antonio G. Tagle. Following the new appointments the College of Cardinals will be composed of 211 members of whom 120, being under the age of eighty, are eligible to vote in a conclave for the election of a new Pope. After the opening prayer and the proclamation of the Gospel, the Holy Father pronounced his...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (11/24/12)[Prayer]

    11/24/2012 4:45:38 AM PST · by left that other site · 13 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 11/24/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Elohei Avraham....The God of AbrahamExodus 3:15 God also said to Moses, "Say to the Israelites, 'The LORD, the God of your fathers--the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob--has sent me to you.' This is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.
  • Case Against 'Innocence of Muslims' Filmmaker Raises Eyebrows

    11/23/2012 10:03:41 PM PST · by forty_years · 43 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/19/2012 | by Adam Turner
    Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, (or Mark Basseley Youssef) the American Coptic filmmaker partly responsible for the film clip that President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice initially and incorrectly blamed for inciting the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that killed the American Ambassador and three other Americans, was recently sentenced to a one year prison term for violating his probation.On September 27, in the midst of the tumult in the Muslim world, Nakoula was arrested in the middle of the night from his home in the Los Angeles area for violating his...
  • God Uses Your Voice

    11/23/2012 8:54:03 PM PST · by Frank Broom · 13 replies
    11-23-12 | Frank Broom
    God has made it that your voice plays a major role in your life. To understand how we have to go all the way back to the beginning when God made man. In Genesis 2:7 it says that God breathed the breathe of life into man. God put a part of himself into that physical body. Notice in Genesis 1:26 God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-24-12, M, St. Andrew Düng-Lac, priest & martyr/companions

    11/23/2012 8:25:41 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies ^ | 11-24-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 24, 2012   Memorial of Saint Andrew Düng-Lac, priest and martyr, and his companions, martyrs  Reading 1 Rv 11:4-12 I, John, heard a voice from heaven speak to me:Here are my two witnesses:These are the two olive trees and the two lampstandsthat stand before the Lord of the earth.If anyone wants to harm them, fire comes out of their mouthsand devours their enemies.In this way, anyone wanting to harm them is sure to be slain.They have the power to close up the skyso that no rain can fall during the time of their prophesying.They also have power to turn...
  • The C of E [Church of England] Must 'Reflect the Values of the Nation'

    11/23/2012 6:07:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    The Way Out There ^ | 11/23/12 | Fr. Levi
    The transcript for a debate which took place in the British parliament yesterday makes for sobering reading. The debate took place in the wake of the vote by the General Synod of the Church of England not to pass the measure which would have brought in women bishops. One of the remarks made by Sir Tony Baldry, the Second Church Estates Commissioner is particularly noteworthy. He said: As a consequence of the decision by the General Synod, the Church of England no longer looks like a national Church; it simply looks like a sect, like any other sect. If it...
  • The Church of England Still Won't Allow Female Bishops: Good for Them

    11/23/2012 3:21:47 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 18 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 11-21-12 | Mollie Z. Hemingway
    "When the Church of England narrowly defeated a measure to allow women to be appointed bishops this week after a dozen years of legislative effort, many observers were surprised. After all, the group has ordained women as priests since 1994-what's the big deal with letting female priests become bishops? The answer helps explain why the measure failed. The Church of England is known for the graciousness with which it accommodates minority theological opinions. Since the 1990s, parties that disagreed about female ordination merely had to tolerate each other's presence. Female bishops, on the other hand, would hold significant ecclesial and...
  • 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 ( - 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...