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  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 12-02-12, First Sunday of Advent

    12/01/2012 9:34:38 PM PST · by Salvation · 49 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-02-12 | Revised New American Bible
    December 2, 2012 First Sunday of Advent Reading 1Jer 33:14-16 The days are coming, says the LORD,when I will fulfill the promiseI made to the house of Israel and Judah.In those days, in that time,I will raise up for David a just shoot ;he shall do what is right and just in the land.In those days Judah shall be safeand Jerusalem shall dwell secure;this is what they shall call her:"The LORD our justice." Responsorial PsalmPs 25:4-5, 8-9, 10, 14 R. (1b) To you, O Lord, I lift my soul.Your ways, O LORD, make known to me;teach me...
  • Man says prayer group leader told him to kill wife

    12/01/2012 7:49:38 PM PST · by Morgana · 40 replies
    yahoo ^ | 12/1./2012 | BILL DRAPER
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Less than three months after he stood as a groomsman in the wedding of two friends he had known since college in Texas, Micah Moore walked into a suburban Kansas City police department and unloaded a dark secret: He had taken the woman's life at the request of her new husband, a charismatic prayer group leader. Police said Bethany Deaton's death initially appeared to be a suicide. Officers found a note and empty bottle of over-the-counter pain medication along with her body in a minivan parked by a lake on Oct. 30. It wasn't until...
  • The First Four HORRIFIC Trumpet Judgments of the Day of the Lord

    12/01/2012 4:37:43 PM PST · by kindred · 38 replies
    The Ignorant fishermen.com ^ | December 1, 2012 | DJP I.F.
    Following the Seal Judgments of the Lamb of God come Almighty God's "Trumpet Judgments" upon the earths inhabitants, its vegetation, its water (fresh and salt) and the celestial lights in the first and second heavens (Rev. 8:1-13). As we shall see, the first four of the seven Trumpet Judgments shall strike the earth and its inhabitants with unparalleled EXPONENTIAL global cataclysmic destruction. Let us take a look! The First Trumpet Judgment destroys 1/3 of all trees and grass upon the face of the earth with fire! (Rev.8:7). That comes to roughly 133 billion trees. 7% of all land mass is...
  • Will Smithmas return this year? [Merry Smithmas!? Lds' Joseph Smith b'day usurps Christ's birth?]

    12/01/2012 3:10:48 PM PST · by Colofornian · 55 replies
    Mormon Discussions.com ^ | Nov. 30, 2012 | Aristotle Smith
    I just realized that Christmas falls on a Tuesday this year, so December 23 is on a Sunday. This of course provides a great opportunity for the LDS church to prove its Christian roots by using that day to talk about Joseph Smith, it is his birthday after all. So, will the average LDS ward celebrate Smithmas or Christmas on December 23 this year? I'm guessing my wife's ward will split the difference and dedicate part to Joseph Smith and part to Jesus. I may even have to show up and pay attention to see what happens, it could be...
  • Former rector of nations largest Episcopal church becomes a Catholic

    12/01/2012 1:48:30 PM PST · by NYer · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 1, 2012
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The former rector of the nation’s largest Episcopal church has become a Roman Catholic.The Rev. Larry Gipson was dean of the Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham from 1982-94 and rector at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, where his parishioners included former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, from 1994-2008.Last month, Gipson was accepted as a Catholic into the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, a structure set up by Pope Benedict XVI to accept former Anglicans into the Catholic Church. “The nature of authority in the Catholic Church is what...
  • Police investigate vandalism to 3 religious statues (decapitated) at Catholic shrine in Portland

    12/01/2012 1:40:39 PM PST · by NYer · 28 replies
    The Republic ^ | December 1, 2012
    PORTLAND, Oregon — Police in Portland say a maximum $1,000 reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest in the case of Italian marble religious statues damaged at a Catholic shrine and botanical garden.Sgt. Pete Simpson says three statues were damaged this week, with the heads removed.Police recovered one of the statue heads Friday after a passer-by called to say it was perched on a post at the west end of the 62-acre site popularly known as The Grotto. That head belonged to a statue of the Virgin Mary.Still missing are heads belonging to statues of St. Joseph...
  • Second Seal: World War 3 (For your discernment)

    12/01/2012 12:49:39 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    TheWarningSecondComing.com ^ | Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 @ 03:10 am | Maria from Jesus
    Second Seal: World War 3 Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 @ 03:10 am My dearest beloved daughter I must inform you that a Third World War is about to unfold in the world My tears flow this morning as you can see.*The Second Seal is about to unfold as foretold to John the Evangelist in the Book of Revelation.It will start in Europe.Your banking system will be the cause and Germany, once again, will be involved in this tragedy as it was on the last two occasions.When it commences much will be over saving the economy and catastrophe will affect...
  • Yes, God does Bless us Financially Im Proof

    12/01/2012 12:47:12 PM PST · by InHisService · 109 replies
    Consequential Commentary ^ | 12-1-2012 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    I received a letter from The Social Security administration; they had made some kind of mistake in calculating the benefits due to my daughter and I. They had corrected the mistake, and had deposited over $1,800 into my checking account.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: NIMROD, 12-01-12

    12/01/2012 12:29:05 PM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 12-01-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):NIMROD A descendant of Noah and son of Cush. He is impressively described in Genesis as ' the first potentate on earth" and "a mighty hunter in the eyes of Yahweh." Several Babylonian cities are mentioned as being "in his empire" (Genesis 10:8-10). These phrases, brought together, seem to indicate that he was a prominent military leader respected by neighboring peoples. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    12/01/2012 12:09:17 PM PST · by Irish Rose · 13 replies
    December 1, 2012 | Irish Rose
    Then I said, For how long, O Lord? And he answered: Until the cities lie ruined and without inhabitant, until the houses are left deserted and the fields ruined and ravaged, until the LORD has sent everyone far away and the land is utterly forsaken. And though a tenth remains in the land, it will again be laid waste. But as the terebinth and oak leave stumps when they are cut down, so the holy seed will be the stump in the land. (Isaiah 6:11-13)
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (12/1/12)[Prayer]

    12/01/2012 4:52:45 AM PST · by left that other site · 19 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/1/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures The LORD God (YHVH Elohim, The Sovereign LORD(NIV) הָאֵל לָנוּ, אֵל לְמוֹשָׁעוֹת: וְלֵיהוִה אֲדֹנָי–לַמָּוֶת, תֹּצָאוֹת Psalm 68:20, God is unto us a God of deliverances; and unto GOD the Lord belong the issues of death.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-01-12

    11/30/2012 9:38:12 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-01-12 | Revised New American Bible
    For your reading, reflection, faith-sharing, comments, questions, discussion. December 1, 2012 Saturday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Rv 22:1-7 John said:An angel showed me the river of life-giving water,sparkling like crystal, flowing from the throne of Godand of the Lamb down the middle of the street,On either side of the river grew the tree of lifethat produces fruit twelve times a year, once each month;the leaves of the trees serve as medicine for the nations.Nothing accursed will be found anymore.The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it,and his servants will worship...
  • Catholic Church's Exorcist Hotline - Press 1 for Demonic Possession, Press 2 for Visions of Hell

    11/30/2012 9:23:25 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 30 November 2012 | Kerry Mcdermott
    Press one for demonic possessions, press two for visions of Hell ... Catholic Church sets up exorcist hotline The hotline has been set up in Milan, Europe's biggest Roman Catholic diocese, to cope with growing demand for exorcisms People ringing the hotline will be able to schedule a visit from one of a team of 12 on-call priests Help is at hand for Catholics in Milan who need to ward off evil at short notice. The diocese has set up an exorcist hotline to cope with growing demand for assistance in dealing with potential cases of demonic possession....
  • The Demographic that Should Keep Rove Awake at Night

    11/30/2012 9:15:36 PM PST · by filbert00 · 32 replies
    Religion Dispatches ^ | Nov. 26, 2012 | Katherine Stewart
    Imagine a demographic that has doubled its share of the population over the past two decades, is up by 25 percent over the past four years, and now accounts for as many as one in five Americans. Imagine that this demographic votes disproportionately for one political partyto the tune of 70 percent for Obama versus 26 percent for Romney in the 2012 election. Sounds like a demographic that ought to be of interest to politicians, journalists, and activists, right? That demographic consists of people who describe themselves as atheist, agnostic, or religiously unaffiliatedthe nones, as theyre sometimes called. And it...
  • Feast of Saint Andrew (Catholic Caucus)

    11/30/2012 5:38:40 PM PST · by johniegrad · 4 replies
    Murder in the Cathedral. | 1935 | T.S. Eliot
    Beloved, we do not think of a martyr simply as a good Christian who has been killed because he is a Christian: for that would be solely to mourn. We do not think of him simply as a good Christian who has been elevated to the company of Saints: for that would be simply to rejoice: and neither our mourning nor our rejoicing is as the world's is. A Christian martyrdom is never an accident, for Saints are not made by accident. Still less is a Christian martyrdom the effect of a man's will to become a Saint, as a...
  • Is capitalism Catholic? A priest defends free-market economics

    11/30/2012 5:32:37 PM PST · by annalex · 35 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | Nov-30-2012 | Francis X. Rocca
    Is capitalism Catholic? A priest defends free-market economics By Francis X. RoccaCatholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Father Robert Sirico has been courting controversy for most of his adult life. In the early 1970s, he was a radical activist in California, campaigning for left-wing causes with the likes of Jane Fonda and her then-husband, Tom Hayden. Later in the decade, he returned to the Catholic faith of his childhood and eventually became a priest. But if he found inner peace, he did not cease stirring things up. He had, by then, discovered the works of Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update (Midweek) November 29th, 2012 (Dispensational Caucus)

    11/30/2012 4:54:35 PM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 30, 2012 | Uploaded by alohabibleprophecy
    Mid-East Prophecy Update (Midweek) November 29th, 2012 Pastor J.D. talks about the UN resolution to recognize a sovereign Palestinian state
  • Former Dean of Advent Cathedral, Ex-Rector of Largest Episcopal Church Jumps to Catholic Church

    11/30/2012 4:34:51 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Alabama.com ^ | 11/29/12 | Greg Garrison
    The Rev. Larry Gipson, who was dean of the Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham from 1982-94 and rector at the largest Episcopal church in the nation from 1994-2008, has become a Roman Catholic. Gipson retired in 2008 from the 8,000-member St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston, where his parishioners included former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara. Last month, Gipson was accepted as a Catholic into the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, a structure set up by Pope Benedict XVI to accept former Anglicans into the Catholic Church. "The nature of authority in...
  • What Is the Difference Between Islam and Islamism? ?

    11/30/2012 4:00:03 PM PST · by teflon9 · 24 replies
    George Mason University's History News Network ^ | September 8, 2003 | Melvin E. Matthews, Jr
    The term Islamism was coined to differentiate Islam as modern ideology from Islam as a faith. It became necessary to make this distinction after the Iranian revolution of 1979, which gave rise to the popular use of the term: "Islamic fundamentalism." The use of fundamentalism to describe Islam spread so fast that by 1990, the Concise Oxford English Dictionary defined fundamentalism as "the strict maintenance of traditional Protestant beliefs" and "the strict maintenance of ancient or fundamental doctrines of any religion, especially Islam." Ironically the more the media embraced Islamic fundamentalism as a term, the more scholars of Islam looked...
  • What the Pope Really Said About Christmas

    11/30/2012 3:00:48 PM PST · by NYer · 34 replies
    First Things ^ | November 30, 2012 | Kevin M. Clarke
    The Popes new book, Infancy Narratives, was released on November 21. The days headline of the Daily Mail? Killjoy Pope crushes Christmas nativity traditions: New Jesus book reveals there were no donkeys beside crib, no lowing oxen and definitely no carols. CNNs online story followed suit. The New York Daily News repeated the claim about the animals, adding not that the pope agreed with some historians on an earlier dating of the birth of Christ but that the Christian calendar has Jesus birth year wrong, Pope Benedict XVI claims in a new book. But those who have read Pope Benedict...
  • The Word of God is a Person Not Merely a Text

    11/30/2012 2:54:44 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | November 29, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Many people think of the Word of God as an “it” when in fact, the Word of God is a person, Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh. Jesus did not come merely to give us information and exhortation. He came to give us his very self. He is the “Word made Flesh.”In the Post Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, Verbum Domini, Pope Benedict writes:[There is a] statement made by the author of the Letter to the Hebrews: “In many and various ways God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets; but in these last days he has spoken to us...
  • Vatican blasts media coverage of popes latest book

    11/30/2012 2:38:42 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 29, 2012 | Alessandro Speciale
    VATICAN CITY — The Vatican on Thursday (Nov. 29) blasted the press for focusing too narrowly on whether animals were present when Jesus was born, saying media coverage of Pope Benedict XVI’s new book on Jesus’ childhood missed the book’s key message.Writing on the front page of L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s semiofficial newspaper, Spanish theologian Jose Maria Gil Tamayo labeled the “media confusion” as another “symptom” of the “widespread and silent marginalization of God” in contemporary society.Benedict’s third book on the life of Jesus, “Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives,” hit bookstores worldwide on Nov. 21 with an initial print...
  • Yes, You Can--Know God

    11/30/2012 9:23:11 AM PST · by EaglesNestHome · 22 replies
    Homeschool Blogger--Eaglesnest ^ | 11/30/2012 | Melissa L. Morgan
    Yes, You Can--Know God... Why would such a powerful, just God care enough about you and I to take the form of a manJesus, called Christ--come to earth and die on a cross to pay for our sins? I asked this question, before I knew God. I have heard physicians say that dying on a cross is the most painful death imaginable. Even after many years as a Christian, I still cant totally grasp Gods love, except to say that He has proved His love to me. Jesus is the only one who ever died to save me. He proved...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: HOLY WOMEN, 11-30-12

    11/30/2012 8:39:07 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 11-30-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):HOLY WOMEN A liturgical term used to designate women saints in the Bible or since biblical times in the Church's ritual. Particularly applied to the women who stood by the Cross of Christ on Calvary, and who were the first to visit the sepulcher on Easter Sunday. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Pray for our American Heroes & Nation

    11/30/2012 6:30:19 AM PST · by Hiskid · 9 replies
    11/30 | Tajgirvan
    Blessed be the Name of God forever and ever, For wisdom and might are His. And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise, And knowledge to those who have understanding. He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, And light dwells with Him. I thank You and praise You, O God of my fathers; You have given me wisdom and might, And have now made known to me what we asked of You, For You have made known to...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(11/30/12)[Prayer]

    11/30/2012 5:02:01 AM PST · by left that other site · 20 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 11/30/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Zeroah Adonai: "The Arm of the LORD"Isaiah 53:1 ...Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-30-12, Feast, St. Andrew, Apostle

    11/29/2012 8:05:56 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-30-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 30, 2012 Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle Reading 1Rom 10:9-18 Brothers and sisters:If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lordand believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,you will be saved.For one believes with the heart and so is justified,and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved.The Scripture says,No one who believes in him will be put to shame.There is no distinction between Jew and Greek;the same Lord is Lord of all,enriching all who call upon him.For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved....
  • IMMACULATE CONCEPTION NOVENA [Prayer]

    11/29/2012 4:17:56 PM PST · by Salvation · 17 replies
    EWTN.com ^ | unknown | unknown
    PRAYER TO THEIMMACULATE CONCEPTION O God, who by the Immaculate Conceptionof the Blessed Virgin Mary,did prepare a worthy dwelling place for Your Son,we beseech You that, as by the foreseen death of this, Your Son, You did preserve Her from all stain,so too You would permit us, purified through Her intercession, to come unto You.Through the same Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit,God, world without end.Amen. First, recite the Prayer to the Immaculate Conception.Then, recite the appropriate prayer of each of the nine days. Day 1 Day...
  • Crossing the Jordan into the Inner Meaning [New Church, Open]

    11/29/2012 2:55:12 PM PST · by DaveMSmith · 520 replies
    Spirit and Life Bible Study ^ | Wed Nov 28, 2012 | Rev Dr Johnathon Rose
    Everything in the Old Testament history leads up to the crossing of the Jordan, and yet the way the story is told in Joshua 3 and 4 has major inconsistencies and problems. Is there another way to read it? Can the Bible be taken literally?
  • France to open worlds first mosque for the gay community'...

    11/29/2012 1:44:05 PM PST · by Morgana · 42 replies
    mailonline ^ | 11.29.2012 | Sam Webb
    FULL TITLE: France to open worlds first mosque for the gay community (where women and men wont be segregated) A French-Algerian homosexual man is planning to open a 'mosque for gays' in France and hopes to eventually conduct same-sex Muslim marriages. Mohammed Ludovic Ltfi Zahed, an Algerian Muslim living in Paris who is married to his gay partner, hopes to open the doors by the end of the month, according to the Jerusalem Post. Mr Zahed says the mosque, situated in a Buddhist chapel in Paris, will also break another Islamic taboo by refusing to segregate women and men. He...
  • The Most Powerful Bible Resource Ever Available

    11/29/2012 12:44:22 PM PST · by marshmallow · 34 replies
    Brandon Vogt Blog ^ | 11/29/12 | Brandon Vogt
    Check back tomorrow as I'm giving away a complete Verbum Basic package from Logos. It includes 226 books and resources a digital library worth over $2,700!NOTE: Despite my enthusiasm, I don't work for Logos nor do I receive anything for promoting them outside of testing software. I'm just a huge fan of their products.I've written twice before about the Logos Bible software. First I shared seven ways it can revolutionize your faith. Then I highlighted the new Logos Catechism app. But since then, Logos has made several huge improvements. The biggest is that they've re-branded their Catholic arm, "Verbum." This...
  • Ordinariate Lessons and Carols Around the Country

    11/29/2012 9:00:25 AM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    The New Liturigical Movement ^ | 11/26/12 | Matthew Alderman
    Of the elements of the Anglican Patrimony the Ordinariate brings with it, one of the most enjoyable is the seasonal pleasure of a Lessons and Carols service. The first of these was held in a temporary shed serving as Truro's Anglican cathedral on Christmas Eve, 1880, by future archbishop of Canterbury Edward White Benson--purportedly to give his flock something better to do than spend the night before Christmas in local bars and pubs. It has since been a tradition adopted by Catholic as well as Anglican parishes, as well as Lutheran and even Presbyterian communities. King's College, Cambridge, has been...
  • Egyptian Christians Sentenced to Death for Islam Film

    11/29/2012 8:52:16 AM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/28/12 | Yasmine Saleh
    (Reuters) - A Cairo court on Wednesday sentenced to death seven Egyptian Christians tried in absentia for participating in an anti-Islam video that was released on the Internet in September and prompted violent protests in Muslim countries. "The seven accused persons were convicted of insulting the Islamic religion through participating in producing and offering a movie that insults Islam and its prophet," Judge Saif al-Nasr Soliman said. The low-budget video, produced privately in California, denigrated the Prophet Mohammad and triggered anti-U.S. protests and attacks on Western embassies around the Muslim world. The convicted persons included Egyptian-American Nakoula Bassely Nakoula, who...
  • Access to sacred mountain refuge from Mayan Apocalypse blocked by authorities

    11/29/2012 8:34:29 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 18 replies
    The Examiner ^ | November 29, 2012 | Nannette Richford
    Pic de Bugarach, a small mountain in southwest France, is rumored to be the only spot on earth that will be saved from the Mayan Apocalypse predicted for Dec. 21, 2012, says a Latinos Post report dated Nov 27. According to doomsday theorists, the mountain will open up and reveal an alien spaceship ready to whisk humans away to safety. That is, if humans can access the mountain. French officials have banned access to the mountain to New Age enthusiasts, sightseers and journalists, says Daily Mail in a Nov. 19 report. Access to the small village with the same name...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: MOUNT CARMEL, 11-29-12

    11/29/2012 7:59:16 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 11-29-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):MOUNT CARMEL A mountain projecting into the Mediterranean Sea along the coast of Palestine near the present-day city of Haifa. It was here that Elijah defied the hundreds of pagan prophets in the presence of King Ahab and proved to the people that Yahweh was the true God (I Kings 18:20-40). All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Chinese man blows life savings on ark to escape Apocalypse

    11/29/2012 6:32:18 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 36 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 28 November, 2012
    Lu Zhengai is so scared by the Mayan apocalypse, thats hes spent all his money - $160,000 - on building his very own Noahs Ark. The barely sea worthy boat, which he claims will save him and his family when flood waters destroy his house, was designed by Lu himself, measures 65 feet and will weigh 80 tons when finished, according to Chinese media. Land lubber Lu, who lives in the Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region of China thousands of miles from the sea, began building the boat out of fear for the doomsday floods, predicted by the Maya calendar...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(11/29/12)[Prayer]

    11/29/2012 4:54:09 AM PST · by left that other site · 14 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 11/29/12 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. God Bless America!
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem911/29/12)[Prayer]

    11/29/2012 4:37:54 AM PST · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 11/29/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Malakh Adonai: מַלְאַךְ יהוה "The Angel of the LORD"Exodus 3:1,2 ...Now Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian, and he led his flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 And the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-29-12

    11/28/2012 8:48:06 PM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-29-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 29, 2012 Thursday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Rv 18:1-2, 21-23; 19:1-3, 9a I, John, saw another angel coming down from heaven,having great authority,and the earth became illumined by his splendor.He cried out in a mighty voice: "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great.She has become a haunt for demons.She is a cage for every unclean spirit,a cage for every unclean bird,a cage for every unclean and disgusting beast." A mighty angel picked up a stone like a huge millstoneand threw it into the sea and said: "With such force will Babylon the great city...
  • Goal of Corporate Reunion no Longer Realistically Exists [C of E & Catholic]

    11/28/2012 8:00:52 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The Hermeneutic of Continuity ^ | 11/28/12 | Fr. Tim Finnigan
    How would the ordination of women as Bishops affect the relationship between the Catholic Church and the Church of England? More specifically, how would it affect dialogue? At the end of an article about Professor Henry Chadwick's thoughts on the matter, Independent Catholic News reports on the position taken by Archbishop Nichols: Meanwhile, the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales, was asked during a press conference in London on Friday 16 November 2012 about the impact on ecumenical relations if the General Synod of Church of England General votes...
  • Archbishops' Council Says Restart Process to Admit Women to Episcopate at July 2013 General Synod

    11/28/2012 7:50:35 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The Archbishops Council issued this statement today.Statement on the Conclusion of the Meeting of the Archbishops Council November 201228 November 2012The Archbishops Council of the Church of England met on November 27-28th to consider a wide ranging agenda. A substantial amount of time was given over to the discussion of the recent vote by General Synod on Women in the Episcopate. As part of their reflections, many council members commented on the deep degree of sadness and shock that they had felt as a result of the vote and also of the need to affirm all women serving the church...
  • The Cult has started a new ad campaign in New York [Where the Mormon tithe & temple fits in]

    11/28/2012 6:00:38 PM PST · by Colofornian · 851 replies
    ExMormonforums.com ^ | Nov. 27, 2012 | Infymus
    http://www.lds.org/church/news/mormonor ... c?lang=engHow about being straight up and saying that Mormons put on costumes and chant rituals in secret buildings that only 10% of gross earnings paid as "tithes" allow entrance? Mormonism wants people to think they are normal that they are just Christians like everyone else. Each year they get rid of more and more of their embarrassing doctrines - or doctrines that aren't politically correct anymore. Apologist attack dogs fight any critics on technicalities. Mormonism has one thing that works for them - and that is the funneling of cash from members to the Cult coffers. This is...
  • The Disappearing White Catholic Voter

    11/28/2012 3:46:35 PM PST · by NYer · 74 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | November 28, 2012 | George J. Marlin
    For over seventy years, white blue-collar Catholics who have lived and worked in America’s once great industrial states were the voting bloc that provided the margins of victory for Franklin Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Reagan, and the two Bushes. The 2012 election results, however, indicate these Catholics no longer have that kind of clout at the ballot box.Why? First of all, they are an aging group whose numbers are declining every year. About 650 Catholic World War II and Korean War veterans die every day. That translates into 950,000 in the last four years. Add spouses and the number...
  • Conference to study father figures in television

    11/28/2012 2:22:54 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    cna ^ | November 28, 2012 | Estefania Aguirre
    Rome, Italy, Nov 28, 2012 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At an upcoming spring conference, the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross will examine father figures and their portrayal in TV, including Lord Grantham from the British series Downton Abbey. Many television series “portray the father as being the family's problem,” observed Professor Enrique Fuster, one of the organizers of the conference scheduled for April 22-23, 2013 at the Roman university. Fuster, who teaches cinema history at Holy Cross, noted that screen writers often depict schizophrenic and dysfunctional families and their solution for these situations is usually “a family rupture.”...
  • Was Angus T. Jones Wrong for Bashing Two and a Half Men?

    11/28/2012 2:07:18 PM PST · by InHisService · 42 replies
    Consequential Commentary ^ | 11-28-2012 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    I have to admit, I have never watched Two and a Half Men, and never will. I hate sitcoms. Ive tried to watch other ones and found them to be rather unfunny; as a Christian myself I find the content worldly, over-sexualized and very distasteful, as are most programs on TV. But as an actor on the program, was Jones wrong for speaking out against it?
  • Douthat's excellent critique of American heresies [Bad Religion]

    11/28/2012 2:07:04 PM PST · by Salvation · 28 replies
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | 11-27-12 | Phil Lawler
    Douthat's excellent critique of American heresies By Phil Lawler | November 27, 2012 8:27 AM Ross Douthat will forgive me, I hope, for saying that it is remarkable Bad Religion was written by such a young man. I dont mean to patronize him. A conservative Catholic writer who has established himself as a regular op-ed columnist for the New York Times doesnt need a condescending pat on the head from me.Still, as I read Douthats description of the seismic shifts in American culture during the 1960s and 1970s, I had to remind myself repeatedly that he is too young to...
  • Pentagon Spends $100,000 to Find Out: Did Jesus Die for Klingons Too?

    11/28/2012 11:56:27 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 42 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | November 16, 2012 | Heather Clark
    An Oklahoma senator has released a report outlining what he believes is some of the Pentagons most wasteful spending. Among a number of odd items includes a workshop on how Christianity would be affected if aliens were proven to exist. Senator Tom Coburn is known to be the waste-watcher on Capitol Hill, as he investigates unnecessary spending in various branches of the government. On Thursday, he issued what some consider to be a laughable list of Defense Department expenditures that have nothing to do with defense. In addition to $1.5 billion being spent on a plan to invent roll-up beef...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: MORAL PERSON, 11-28-12

    11/28/2012 11:44:08 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 11-28-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):MORAL PERSON In ecclesiastical law, a group of at least three physical person united together by their free will to form a society recognized as such be competent Church authority. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    11/28/2012 7:46:16 AM PST · by Hiskid · 22 replies
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  • Yad Vashem Honors Italian Cardinal Who Rescued Jews

    11/28/2012 7:29:27 AM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Jerusalem, Israel, Nov 28, 2012 / 12:12 am (CNA).- Israels official Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem has named the World War II-era Archbishop of Florence, Cardinal Elia Dalla Costa, as Righteous Among the Nations for his help in rescuing hundreds of Jews from Nazi persecution. Yad Vashem said on Nov. 26 that the cardinal played a central role in the organization and operation of a widespread rescue network. The Nazis began to deport Jews after the German occupation of Italy in September 1943. A major rescue effort in Florence was begun by the citys Jewish leader Rabbi Nathan Cassuto and Jewish...