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  • In its search for 'relevance', the Anglican Church is losing relevanc

    11/25/2012 11:08:14 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 3 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 11-21-12 | Tim Stanley
    Being cruel to Anglicans is about as low as kicking a puppy. The Anglican Church does a lot of good for a lot of people and its presence in British public life forces debates about politics and social policy to be a bit more reflective than they would otherwise be. It is also capable of profound beauty. Village churches are arks of Englishness: neatly stacked Books of Common Prayer, hard wooden pews, a perfume of human breath and burning wax, a Union Jack hung above a shrine to the fallen. I pray that the Church of England is never disestablished,...
  • Have A Good Day Of Rest...

    11/25/2012 8:05:02 AM PST · by pastorbillrandles
    At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight. All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. … Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take...
  • Jonah Code & 70 Weeks of Daniel Full Disk 1 of 5 by Michael Rood

    11/25/2012 7:29:09 AM PST · by Errant · 301 replies
    Youtube ^ | Michale Rood
    View The Jonah Code & the 70 Weeks Prophecy of Daniel via Full Playlist as Yahshua the Messiah (AKA Jesus of Nazareth) declared that there would be only One Sign of his authenticity: "Three Days and Three Nights in the grave---and rising on the Third Day." Tragically, inherited ignorance of our Creator's reckoning of time, and mindless attachments to Pagan Traditions have left the Christian Church system seemingly unable to count to three!!! Join your host Biblical Scholar, Author, and TV Host Michael Rood as he exposes and corrects the fatal error in Western Christianity while unveiling mathematical proofs...
  • The Hats Worn by a Cardinal

    11/25/2012 6:18:20 AM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    Philippi Collection ^ | November 24, 2012
    Shop window of Ditta Annibale Gammarelli, Rome on 8th of Ferburay 2012, 10 days before the consistory. On Display: The wardrobe of a cardinal The biretta with 3 horns (blades, wings) a a littllstem of twisted cord on top, made out of watered silk Qob - biretta worn by the cardinals of the Ethiopian Catholic Church Made of red silk with moiré effect. The last cardinal worn this typ of Qob was Paul Cardinal Tzadua Biretta of the Syro-Malabar Church See as well: Biretta of George Cardinal Alencherry Tabieh or Tabiah - طابية See as well: Headgear of the...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - November 22, 2012 [Devotional]

    11/25/2012 5:24:30 AM PST · by Vision · 2 replies
    Email ^ | 11/22/12 | Joel Osteen
    Faith Says Thank You! Today's Scripture “O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever!” (1 Chronicles 16:34, AMP) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria What you dwell on is what you will draw into your life. We can either focus on our problems, or we can focus on our blessings. The question is: do you want more problems, or do you want more blessings? One thing I’ve noticed is that when you live with an attitude of constant gratitude, not only do you thank God for what He’s done in...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [November 25, 2012]

    11/25/2012 5:19:56 AM PST · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Secret of Spiritual Consistency "God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ . . ." —Galatians 6:14 When a person is newly born again, he seems inconsistent due to his unrelated emotions and the state of the external things or circumstances in his life. The apostle Paul had a strong and steady underlying consistency in his life. Consequently, he could let his external life change without internal distress because he was rooted and grounded in God. Most of us are not consistent spiritually because we are more concerned about being consistent...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (11/25/12)[Prayer]

    11/25/2012 5:11:43 AM PST · by left that other site · 23 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 11/25/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Melech Ha Olam....The King of the UniverseJewish Prayer "Blessed Art Thou, Oh LORD, Our God, King of The Universe, Who Hath Sanctified Us and Hath Brought Us To This Day."
  • 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
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 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
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 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
    Fratres.wordpress.com ^ | 11.24.08 | Fratres.com
    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...
  • CONSISTORY FOR CREATION OF CARDINALS: POPE EMPHASISES CATHOLICITY OF THE CHURCH

    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
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 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 (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...
  • Election results reveal God is winning [Mormonism is winning]

    11/22/2012 6:48:30 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 146 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 7, 2012 | Kathryn Skaggs
    -SNIP-Though a Romney win, by many indicators felt within reach, it didn’t happen. However, the fact that it almost did - and with very few variables could have - this reality has changed everything for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints (Mormon) – for the good.-SNIP--As members of the LDS Church have taken increased opportunities to discuss their faith because of interest in Mitt Romney’s Mormonism, over time it became increasingly evident that no matter what sensitive issue came our way, be it baptism for the dead, racism, polygamy, Mormon temple worship, gender equality, etc… the...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(11/22/12)[Prayer]

    11/22/2012 4:13:18 AM PST · by left that other site · 9 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 11/22/12 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Psalm 29:3 The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the LORD thunders over the mighty waters. God Bless America
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (11/22/12)[Prayer]

    11/22/2012 4:06:37 AM PST · by left that other site · 19 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 11/22/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Elohei HaKavod (e-lo-hay hak-ka-VOHD) God of Glory Psalm 29:3 The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the LORD thunders over the mighty waters.
  • First AME Church In Dire Financial State [Church Cheered OJ Simpson After His Acquittal]

    11/22/2012 12:43:59 AM PST · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 21, 2012
    First AME Church In Dire Financial State The storied church in South L.A. owes about $300,000 to numerous creditors, officials say. Its new pastor vows to investigate possible financial mismanagement. By Angel Jennings, First African Methodist Episcopal Church, one of the oldest black congregations in Los Angeles, faces a financial crisis, owing roughly $300,000 to a long list of creditors, church officials said. Revelations of the money problems come amid declining membership and tithing under the leadership of a controversial former pastor, the Rev. John J. Hunter, who was reassigned following a tax investigation, a sexual harassment lawsuit and questionable...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-22-12, M, St. Cecilia, virgin, martyr, Thanksgiving Day

    11/21/2012 10:42:58 PM PST · by Salvation · 46 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-22-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 22, 2012 Memorial of Saint Cecilia, virgin and martyr   Reading 1 Rv 5:1-10 I, John, saw a scroll in the right hand of the one who sat on the throne.It had writing on both sides and was sealed with seven seals.Then I saw a mighty angel who proclaimed in a loud voice,"Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?"But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earthwas able to open the scroll or to examine it.I shed many tears because no one was found worthyto open the scroll or to examine it.One...