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  • An inspiring video

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  • Holy Impatience

    12/03/2012 8:00:41 AM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    First Things ^ | 12/1/12 | Archbishop Charles J. Chaput
    Some years before he was elected pope, Joseph Ratzinger was asked what he thought about the health of the Church. He answered that she was doing very well; she was just a lot smaller than most people thought. He was exactly right. We need to think of the Church in our age as a seed of life embedded in layers of dead tissue. We also need to distinguish the Church in the emerging world from the Church in developed nations. In the emerging world, the Church has few material resources. She rarely has adequate money for education, development, or ministry....
  • American Catholics less devoted, study suggested

    12/03/2012 7:22:06 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 9 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | December 3, 2012 | Anugrah Kumar
    A new study has found that Catholics now have the lowest proportion of "strongly affiliated" followers among America's major religious traditions, while evangelicals are growing stronger in their devotion to their faith. Philip Schwadel, a sociologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, whose findings rely on a survey conducted among a cross-section of Americans on an annual or bi-annual basis since 1974, notes that from about a 5-percentage-point difference in the 1970s in how strongly Catholics and evangelicals felt about their religion, it has increased to around 20 percentage points today. Roughly 56 per cent of evangelicals now say they're strongly...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(12/3/12)[Prayer]

    12/03/2012 5:00:32 AM PST · by left that other site · 22 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/3/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Ruach Ha-kodesh (Hebrew: רוח הקודש, "Holy Spirit" Isaiah 63:10-11 (Also Psalm 51) 1. Who is this coming from Edom, from Bozrah, with his garments stained crimson? Who is this, robed in splendor, striding forward in the greatness of his strength? “It is I, proclaiming victory, mighty to save.” 2. Why are your garments red, like those of one treading the winepress? 3. I have trodden the winepress alone; from the nations no one was with me. I trampled them in my anger and trod...
  • Who is the Harlot AND Her Daughters?

    12/03/2012 2:15:56 AM PST · by DouglasKC · 342 replies
    12/3/2012 | self
    Question: In the passages below a harlot symbolizes something. The title on her head is "MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH." One of the titles is "the mother of harlots". This suggests that there are other harlots that have sprung from this harlot. This is more curiosity then anything else...but what are opinions on what this represents? Rev 17:1 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, "Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-03-12, M, St. Francis Xavier, Priest

    12/02/2012 9:48:11 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-03-12 | Revised New American Bible
    December 3, 2012 Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, Priest Reading 1Is 2:1-5 This is what Isaiah, son of Amoz,saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. In days to come,The mountain of the LORD's houseshall be established as the highest mountainand raised above the hills.All nations shall stream toward it;many peoples shall come and say:"Come, let us climb the LORD's mountain,to the house of the God of Jacob,That he may instruct us in his ways,and we may walk in his paths."For from Zion shall go forth instruction,and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.He shall judge between the nations,and impose...
  • On Bearing Witness to the Christian Faith

    12/02/2012 9:15:48 PM PST · by ELS · 1 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | November 28, 2012 | Benedict XVI
    On Bearing Witness to the Christian Faith "The God of Jesus Christ has Revealed our Grandeur as Persons Redeemed by Love" VATICAN CITY, NOV.28, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave today in Paul VI Hall. The Holy Father continued his series of catecheses on faith. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, The main question that we ask today is: how can we speak of God in our time? How can we communicate the Gospel, to open roads to his saving truth in the hearts, that are often closed, of our contemporaries and in...
  • Fragments of Catholic Truth: Evangelisation: why and how?

    12/02/2012 8:49:44 PM PST · by Salvation · 11 replies
    SanCarlo.PCN.net ^ | 8 April 2009 | Monsignor Raffaello Martinelli `
    What are the sources or inspiration for these subjects?Basically they are inspired by the documents of the Holy See, and in particular by the Catechism of the Catholic Church and its Compendium. This was a deliberate choice so as to create an awareness of the vast richness, completeness and beauty of these documents which are, in some circles, hardly known at all. In this way, it is possible to present the essential and fundamental contents of the faith which are professed, not just by the individual Catholic, but by the Catholic Church throughout the world as it adheres to the...
  • Pope Benedict calls Virgin birth "unequivocal" truth in new book

    12/02/2012 8:35:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/03/2012 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict published the last part of his trilogy on the life of Jesus on Tuesday, delivering an early childhood narrative which strongly reaffirms the doctrine of the virgin birth as an "unequivocal" truth of faith. In the book, 137 pages in its English version, Benedict also urges his readers to stop seeing God as someone who limits personal freedom. "The Infancy Narratives - Jesus of Nazareth" will be published around the world in some 20 languages. It goes on sale on Wednesday. It is bound to be another international bestseller like the previous volumes. The...
  • Food for thought

    12/02/2012 2:58:58 PM PST · by paterfamilias · 2 replies
    The Roman Missal | 12-2-2012 | me
    Offertory, 1st Sunday in Advent (Tridentine Rite) Psalm 24 1-3. Ad te levvi nimam meam: Deus meus, in te confdo, non erubscam: neque irrdeant me inimci mei: tenim univrsi, qui te exspctant, non confundntur. To Thee have I lifted up my soul: in Thee, O my God, I put my trust, let me not be ashamed: neither let my enemies laugh at me: for none of them that wait on Thee shall be confounded.
  • GOD'S SUDOKU

    12/02/2012 1:41:16 PM PST · by Bill Russell · 25 replies
    www.williamrussell.net ^ | 12/02/2012 | Bill Russell
    GODs SUDOKU (Part 1) Deriving the presence of God in our World and Lives I have been struck by the growing number of people who are publicly proclaiming that God does not exist. From the well known atheists like Christopher Hitchens, Michael Dawkins, and Penn Gillette, to lesser known groups who like to refer to themselves as free thinkers. While their arguments range from high minded intellectualism to wanton pleasure seeking, they all boil down to the simple premise that we cannot prove that God exists anymore than we can prove unicorns or fairies exists. They then point to the...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes And Our Nation

    12/02/2012 12:53:21 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 12 replies
    12-2-12 | Kitty Mittens
    Psalm 5:11 Let All who Take Refuge in You be Glad, Let them Ever Sing for Joy; And May You Shelter them, That those who Love Your Name May Exult in You.
  • On Usury

    12/02/2012 11:35:39 AM PST · by annalex · 74 replies
    On UsuryBy Hilaire BellocTaken from ESSAYS OF A CATHOLIC, Usury does not mean high interest. It means any interest, however low, demanded for an unproductive loan. It is not only immoral [on which account it has been condemned by every moral code-----Pagan-----Mohammedan-----or Catholic] but it is ultimately destructive of society. It has only been the rule of our commerce to take usury since the breakup of Europe following on the Reformation. Usury will destroy our society, but meanwhile there is no escape from it. We are coming near the end of its maleficent action, not through awaking to its...
  • A Shameful Caricature, and a Warning

    12/02/2012 11:34:36 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 11-29-12 | Canon Phil Ashley
    In the wake of the narrow defeat of the women bishops measure in the Church of England's General Synod by six votes in the House of Laity, a torrent of criticism has been unleashed on evangelical and Anglo-Catholic Anglicans who opposed the measure. From the Archbishop of Canterbury, members of Parliament, and down through the ranks, the consciences and reasons of those who voted against the measure have been belittled and even vilified. This vilification is most obvious in the editorial in The Guardian (London) from Friday, Nov. 23 by Canon Giles Fraser. Until recently, Canon Fraser held a senior...
  • Pope Issues New Motu Proprio on Charitable Activities

    12/02/2012 6:24:31 AM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 12/1/12 | Mark Brumley
    Pope Benedict XVI issued yesterday an apostolic letter motu proprio, De Caritate Ministranda, on the Church's charitable activities.IntroductionThe Churchs deepest nature is expressed in her three-fold responsibility: of proclaiming the word of God (kerygma-martyria), celebrating the sacraments (leitourgia) and exercising the ministry of charity (diakonia). These duties presuppose each other and are inseparable (Deus Caritas Est, 25). The service of charity is also a constitutive element of the Churchs mission and an indispensable expression of her very being (cf. ibid.); all the faithful have the right and duty to devote themselves personally to living the new commandment that Christ left...
  • Gonzaga To Begin Offering Contraceptive Coverage Next Month

    12/02/2012 6:19:00 AM PST · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 11/29/12 | Matthew Archbold
    In a Nov. 20th memo obtained by The Cardinal Newman Society, Gonzaga University President Thayne McCulloh has announced to faculty and staff that in response to the HHS mandate it will begin covering contraceptives starting next month. While many Catholic colleges and dioceses are battling the HHS mandate on religious liberty grounds in court, Gonzaga, a Jesuit University, announced to faculty and staff that even while they vow to clearly communicate the Churchs position on contraception, they are compelled by the federal government to fulfill our legal obligation under the mandate. According to the memo, the university will begin covering...
  • Theologian Says China to Have Largest Christian Population

    12/02/2012 6:14:55 AM PST · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 12/1/12 | Estefania Aguirre
    Rome, Italy, Dec 1, 2012 / 04:03 pm (CNA).- During a recent book launch in Rome, a noted theologian said that China will be home to the majority of the world's Christians within the next two decades. Interfaith dialogue is something that China, which will have the world's largest Christian population in 20 years, lives with every day, said Harvey Cox during the presentation at the city's Jesuit Gregorian University. Cox presented the book Catholic Engagement with World Religions: A Comprehensive Study, in dialogue with its two editors on Nov. 30 with cardinal Karl Josef Becker, a German theologian of...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(12/2/12)[Prayer]

    12/02/2012 5:28:06 AM PST · by left that other site · 20 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/2/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New JourneyThe Names of God in The Scriptures Desire of All NationsHaggai 2:7-9 7. and I will shake all nations, and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this temple with glory, says the Lord of hosts. 8. The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine, says the Lord of hosts. 9. 'The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former, says the Lord of hosts. And in this place I will give peace, says the Lord of hosts.
  • A Question for Israel About Their Messiah

    12/02/2012 5:10:34 AM PST · by kindred · 41 replies
    The Ignorant Fishermen.com ^ | November 30, 2012 | DJP I.F.
    Sadly today the sons of Israel are OBLIVIOUS to the promises made to Abraham and the world by Almighty G-d about the very One who would come in his line, his SEED (single)? G-d's promise to the whole world is found in Abraham , "In your SEED shall ALL nations be blessed" (Gen. 18:18, 22:18, 26:4, 28:14, Gal. 3:6-14)! That SEED is referring to the Lamb of G-d that TAKES AWAY the transgressions of the ENTIRE world (Isa. 9:6-7, 53, Dan. 9:26, Micah 5:2, Gal. 3:6-14). The Messiah of Israel IS Almighty G-d the Son (Ps. 110:1, Prov. 30:4, Isa....
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Eutychianism

    12/02/2012 1:57:19 AM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Celledoor.Com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Eutychianism 1249. What was the Eutychian heresy? Eutyches was the Superior of a Monastery in Constantinople who strongly opposed Nestorius. Unhappily his reaction against the errors of Nestorius led him into an opposite error. The Catholic doctrine teaches that in Christ there is one Person only, that of the Eternal Son of God, and two natures, the one Divine and the other human. Nestorius had wanted two persons and two natures. Eutyches, to safeguard the one Person of Christ, taught that the human nature was so absorbed into the Divine Nature as to lose its identity, so that as a...
  • Fragments of Catholic Truth: Why is it necessary to announce Jesus Christ?

    12/01/2012 10:22:06 PM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    SanCarlo.pcn.net ^ | 8 April 2009 | Monsignor Raffaello Martinelli
    What are the sources or inspiration for these subjects?Basically they are inspired by the documents of the Holy See, and in particular by the Catechism of the Catholic Church and its Compendium. This was a deliberate choice so as to create an awareness of the vast richness, completeness and beauty of these documents which are, in some circles, hardly known at all. In this way, it is possible to present the essential and fundamental contents of the faith which are professed, not just by the individual Catholic, but by the Catholic Church throughout the world as it adheres to the...
  • 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 · 38 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?