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  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(1/10/13)[Prayer]

    01/10/2013 5:17:30 AM PST · by left that other site · 21 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/10/13 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Zechariah 9:9 "Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation." God Bless America!
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (1/10/13)[Prayer]

    01/10/2013 4:56:08 AM PST · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/10/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures King...MelechZachariah 9:9) "Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, Lowly and riding on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey.
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - January 10, 2013 [Devotional]

    01/10/2013 4:51:35 AM PST · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 1/12/13 | Joel Osteen
    Heaven's Currency Today's Scripture And whatever you ask for in prayer, having faith and [really] believing, you will receive. Matthew 21:22, AMP. Today's Word from Joel and Victoria In the natural realm, we exchange money for the things we want and need. But in the spiritual realm, faith is what we exchange. The Bible tells us that when you pray, have faith, and you will receive it. Faith moves mountains. Faith pleases God. Faith is what opens doors. What is faith? It’s believing in God and His goodness. It’s knowing that He is a rewarder of those who diligently...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 10, 2013]

    01/10/2013 4:49:21 AM PST · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Opened Sight "I now send you, to open their eyes . . . that they may receive forgiveness of sins . . ." —Acts 26:17-18 This verse is the greatest example of the true essence of the message of a disciple of Jesus Christ in all of the New Testament.God’s first sovereign work of grace is summed up in the words, “. . . that they may receive forgiveness of sins . . . .” When a person fails in his personal Christian life, it is usually because he has never received anything. The only sign that a...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and our Nation

    01/09/2013 5:20:12 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 15 replies
    Hiskid | 1-9-13 | Kitty Mittens
  • [Judeo=Christians] What to Expect in Obama’s Second Term

    01/09/2013 3:42:31 PM PST · by NYer · 19 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | January 9, 2013 | George J. Marlin
    The next four years will not be good ones for practicing Catholics or, for that matter, anyone who subscribes to Judeo-Christian beliefs. I’m certain that in a short time from now, Catholics will look upon the recent “fiscal cliff” scuffle as merely the prelude to the president’s plan to impose his ideological will on the nation.Although Obama won with only 51 percent of the vote – and is the first president re-elected to a second term receiving fewer total votes than in his first election – he actually believes he received a huge mandate last November. He rejects the notion...
  • Rabbi Abraham B. Hecht, ZT"L

    01/09/2013 3:28:10 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 6 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | 1/9/'13 | Editorial Board
    We join with Klal Yisrael in mourning the passing of Rabbi Abraham B. Hecht. Rabbi Hecht, the longtime president of the Igud Harabbonim/Rabbinical Alliance of America, with a membership of more than 800 rabbis from the United States, Canada and Israel, was a man of many accomplishments. Rabbi Gershon Tannenbaum details some of them in his My Machberes feature on page 26. Rabbi Hecht was known for his devotion to shleimut ha’aretz – that belief that all parts of our ancestral home – promised by God to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob – must remain eternally in Jewish hands. As such...
  • Genetics Research Confirms Biblical Timeline

    01/09/2013 1:57:52 PM PST · by fishtank · 45 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Jan. 9, 2013 | Jeffrey Tomkins
    Genetics Research Confirms Biblical Timeline by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * Exciting research from the summer of 2012 described DNA variation in the protein coding regions of the human genome linked to population growth. One of the investigation's conclusions was that the human genome began to rapidly diversify not more than 5,000 years ago.1,2 This observation closely agrees with a biblical timeline of post-flood human diversification. Yet another study, this one published in the journal Nature, accessed even more extensive data and unintentionally confirmed the recent human history described in Genesis.3 Differences in human DNA can be characterized across populations and...
  • Pro-abortion feminist welcomed to Catholic Santa Clara University amid protest

    01/09/2013 1:28:56 PM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 3 replies
    TFP ^ | 01-09-13 | TFP Student Action
    SIGN YOUR PROTEST HERE On January 17, Santa Clara University will welcome Amy Tan, a novelist who has made no secret of her support for abortion “rights,” as well as the unfettered use of contraceptives. Ms. Tan has used her novels as a means to promulgate erroneous opinions, with abortion featuring prominently in one of her books, The Joy Luck Club. Additionally, Ms. Tan has not shied away from announcing her anti-Catholic position. In a public Facebook post sprinkled with obscenities, she harangued pro-life politicians, accusing them of “wanting to pervert the lives of women.”  (Warning: foul language) However, Santa...
  • Biblical Tests of Genuine Salvation: Test #4 - Do you Reject this Evil World?

    01/09/2013 9:41:11 AM PST · by xzins · 12 replies
    SO4J ^ | John MacArthur
    Skip to comments.11 Biblical Tests of Genuine Salvation: Test #4 - Do you Reject this Evil World? SO4J ^ | John MacArthur Posted on 01/07/2013 6:02:58 AM PST by xzins Test #1 of Series: 11 Biblical Tests of Genuine Salvation: Test #1 - Do you enjoy Fellowship with God and Christ? Test #2 of Series: 11 Biblical Tests of Genuine Salvation: Test #2 - Are you Sensitive to Sin in your Life? Test #3 of Series: 11 Biblical Tests of Genuine Salvation: Test #3 - Do You Obey God's Word? Is It Real? 11 Biblical Tests of Genuine Salvation by...
  • Sign of Hope: Anglican Nuns Become Catholic

    01/09/2013 9:29:18 AM PST · by NYer · 21 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | January 9, 2013 | Dr. William Oddie
    I have had, as we all have, many good moments in my life as a Catholic (greatly outweighing the inevitable bad ones); but yesterday was one of the very best. Have I ever, I try to recall, had such a vivid sense of how glorious it is to be a Catholic, of the transcendent splendor of the Catholic life? Probably, but I wonder if any liturgy ever passed off with such an exultant sense of joyful celebration? I am referring, as some of you who read my last post may have surmised, to the reception of 11 sisters led by...
  • TED Conference Comes to the Vatican

    01/09/2013 8:10:08 AM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | 1/8/13 | Antonio Gaspari
    International Meeting Will Discuss Religious Freedom in Today's WorldIt has been known as "the 'Oscars' of Ideas", "the genius of Hollywood. The Technology Entertainment Design conference, better known as TED, is a mix of science, communication and entertainment which follows its credo of "ideas worth spreading". What started as an annual conference for people who wanted to share ideas has now become one of the most visited websites in the world. Now the famous conference is coming to the Vatican. On April 19, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, President of the Pontifical Council for Culture will open "TEDxViadellaConciliazione", a global meeting which...
  • Response to Mormon Missionary Age Announcement Remains Enthusiastic and Unprecedented

    01/09/2013 7:56:48 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 115 replies
    Mormon Newsroom ^ | January 7, 2013 | News Release
    Candace Richins was in the midst of her freshman season with Utah State University’s women’s volleyball team when the announcement came from Church President Thomas S. Monson women can serve missions at age 19 and men at 18. Although thrilled about the possibility of serving a mission earlier, Richins — a possible starter on the team in 2013 — worried because her scholarship and spot on the team would not be guaranteed if she left.A few days later, while in a religion class near campus, Richins knew what she needed to do. “I felt very impressed that I needed to...
  • No Ordinary Year for the U.S. Anglican Ordinariate

    01/09/2013 7:39:33 AM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 1/8/13 | Charlotte Hays
    2012 was full of milestones for the new ordinariate, and 2013 will feature more, including a February visit by Archbishop Gerhard Müller, prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith.WASHINGTON — When Father Scott Hurd, vicar general of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter — a home in the Catholic Church for former Episcopalians and Anglicans — reflects back on 2012, he points to a period of rapid and exciting growth marking its first year of existence. On New Year’s Day 2012, Pope Benedict XVI erected the ordinariate, which allows former Anglicans to retain certain...
  • Transgender Teacher Sues Catholic School Over Firing

    01/09/2013 7:27:11 AM PST · by marshmallow · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/7/13 | Russel Goldman
    A transgender teacher is suing the New York City Catholic school where he worked for more than 30 years, claiming he was wrongfully terminated for growing out his hair, painting his fingernails and being "worse than gay." In a lawsuit, Mark Krolikowski, 59, alleges that after 32 years of teaching at St. Francis Prep in Queens, N.Y., and receiving numerous accolades for his work including leading students in a musical performance for Pope Benedict XVI, he was fired last year after the parents of a ninth grader complained about his appearance. Krolikowski remains anatomically male and routinely wore suits and...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem,(1/9/13)[Prayer]

    01/09/2013 5:42:35 AM PST · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/9/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Keeper...The Shade of Your Right HandPsalm 121:5 The LORD is your keeper; The LORD is your shade at your right hand.
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - January 9, 2013 [Devotional]

    01/09/2013 4:45:39 AM PST · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | Joel Osteen
    Positioned for Blessings Today's Scripture Bring all the tithes (the whole tenth of your income) into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and prove Me now by it, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. Malachi 3:10, AMP. Today's Word from Joel and Victoria God wants to open the windows of heaven and pour out blessings on you today and every day of the year. But notice that today’s verse...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 9, 2013]

    01/09/2013 4:44:49 AM PST · by Vision · 4 replies
    Prayerful Inner-Searching "May your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless . . ." —1 Thessalonians 5:23 “Your whole spirit . . . .” The great, mysterious work of the Holy Spirit is in the deep recesses of our being which we cannot reach. Read Psalm 139 . The psalmist implies— “O Lord, You are the God of the early mornings, the God of the late nights, the God of the mountain peaks, and the God of the sea. But, my God, my soul has horizons further away than those of early mornings, deeper darkness than the nights...
  • The Generations of Adam...Genesis 5 pt 1

    This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created. And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, and after his image; and called his name Seth: And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters: And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred...
  • ***An Email From Ben Stein***

    01/08/2013 1:38:03 PM PST · by The Wizard · 20 replies
    email | Stardate: 1301.8
    The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS 'Sunday Morning' Commentary. My confession: I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can't find it in the Constitution and I don't like it being shoved down my throat... Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the...
  • Liberace Movie Too Gay for Hollywood, but Not for San Bernadino

    01/08/2013 1:19:42 PM PST · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    Brokeback Mountain not as funny, says director SoderberghIn a January 5 New York Post story, movie director, Steven Soderbergh, revealed that his biopic, Beyond the Candelabra, was “too gay” for Hollywood. “Nobody would make it,” Soderbergh tells the Post. “We went to everybody in town. They all said it was too gay. “And this is after Brokeback Mountain, by the way, which is not as funny as this movie. I was stunned. It made no sense to any of us.” The movie is based upon the tell-all book, Beyond the Candelabra by Scott Thorson, entertainer Liberace’s young homosexual lover. It...
  • Arguments begin in case of minister accused of ‘crimes against humanity’ for homosexuality remarks

    01/08/2013 11:51:43 AM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    lsn ^ | 1.8.2013 | Kirsten Andersen
    Lawyers for a Massachusetts pastor have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed against him by a foreign homosexual advocacy group accusing him of “crimes against humanity.” During a 90-minute hearing on Monday in U.S. District Court, Judge Michael Ponsor said the lawsuit filed by Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) against Springfield-based minister Scott Lively poses a test of free-speech protection and the rights of sexual minorities to equal protection under the law. Ponsor heard arguments from lawyers representing both Lively and SMUG. SMUG, represented in court by the George Soros-funded “Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR),” accused Lively of...
  • Cultural Assimilation: A Threat to Catholic Identity

    01/08/2013 8:07:29 AM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 1/8/13 | James Kalb
    For the most part, American Catholics have wanted to be like other people. They arrived in America as immigrants from places where they had a definite (if sometimes lowly) position. They left that for a country where social positions were fluid, they would be held in contempt if they stayed as they were, and they could rise to the heights if they Americanized. So they became dedicated Americans. They were used to being part of the social whole, and that was the way to be part of it here. What they lost in security of position by moving to the...
  • Serbian Orthodox Monastery of Assumption of the Virgin Destroyed [by Kosovar Albanians]

    01/08/2013 7:58:11 AM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Orthodox Church News ^ | 1/4/13 | Kisha D Dorado
    Belgrade: Albanians last night completely destroyed the monastery “Assumption of the Virgin” in southern Serbia. Monastery of the Assumption of Virgin” which is located in the vicinity of Vladicin Han was vandalized last night. The door was smashed, and the entire interior were broken. The money from the candle sales and other item inside the monastery is stolen, and all the icons were smashed. Mother Paraskeva (62 years old) confirmed this information. She was very upset fear for her safety. “I’m afraid they will come back, but I’m not going anywhere. I’m here alone and old, but let them come,...
  • Church Can't Withhold Names in Calif. Priest Files

    01/08/2013 7:47:51 AM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Associated Press via Yahoo News ^ | 1/7/13 | Greg Risling
    <p>LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles must release the names of church leaders and pedophile priests identified in thousands of pages of internal documents recounting sexual abuse allegations dating back decades, a judge ruled Monday.</p>
  • Prince Charles 'Worried About Changing Laws of Royal Succession'

    01/08/2013 7:40:37 AM PST · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1/7/13 | Caroline Davies and Juliette Jowit
    Prince of Wales reportedly met Whitehall officials to share his concerns about fast-tracked changes to the UK's constitutionThe Prince of Wales is said to have raised his fears of "unintended consequences" of the government rushing to change the laws of succession to the throne. In a private meeting with Richard Heaton, permanent secretary of the Cabinet Office, Charles reportedly voiced concerns over what would happen if his grandchild, due next year, were to marry a Roman Catholic. The succession to the crown bill, which will change the ancient laws governing the royal line of succession to ensure the Duke and...
  • Erik Davis: Jesus freaks rock

    01/08/2013 6:24:14 AM PST · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 5 replies
    Boing Boing ^ | Erik Davis
    n the late 1960s and 70s, droves of hippies and freaks bounced back from various countercultural bummers by embracing the “One Way” of Jesus Christ. Though they rejected many aspects of the underground scene—fun stuff like drugs, free love, and the occult smorgasbord—the Jesus Freaks kept others very much alive. They had a strong yen for intense spiritual experiences and communal tribes, as well as an apocalyptic sense of imminent global transformation. In stark contrast to previous generations of American Christians, who largely rejected popular culture as the devil’s work, these hirsute believers also embraced countercultural media—street newspapers, bumper-stickers, coffee...
  • Has Rapper Eminem Really Become a Born-Again Christian?

    01/08/2013 5:40:50 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 37 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com/ ^ | 01/07/2013 | Billy Hallowell
    Rapper Eminem is known for his edgy music, which generally includes explicit lyrics and controversial themes. That’s why last week’s media report alleging that the performer has become a born-again Christian sparked so much interest. While it was enticing for many to pounce on the idea that the formerly-troubled star would have a “come to Jesus” moment, the entire notion of an intense spiritual transformation is based on an unnamed source who was cited on the web site AllHipHop.com. “I heard a doozie recently and I’m not sure that I can believe that its completely true,” the article announcing the...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - January 8, 2013 [Devotional]

    01/08/2013 4:45:49 AM PST · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 1/8/13 | Joel Osteen
    His Goodness Leads You to Him Today's Scripture “...the goodness of God leads you to repentance.” (Romans 2:4, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria In the natural, when we’ve wronged someone, sometimes it’s easier to avoid them than to face the discomfort or potential rejection. It isn’t surprising that people sometimes have this same approach to God. Have you ever heard someone say, “If I walk into a church, the roof will cave in?” They think they should keep their distance because of what they’ve done. But nothing could be further from the truth! God’s not mad at...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 8, 2013]

    01/08/2013 4:44:06 AM PST · by Vision · 4 replies
    Is My Sacrifice Living? "Abraham built an altar . . . ; and he bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar . . ." —Genesis 22:9 This event is a picture of the mistake we make in thinking that the ultimate God wants of us is the sacrifice of death. What God wants is the sacrifice through death which enables us to do what Jesus did, that is, sacrifice our lives. Not— “Lord, I am ready to go with You . . . to death” (Luke 22:33). But— “I am willing to be identified with Your...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (1/8/13)[Prayer]

    01/08/2013 4:24:29 AM PST · by left that other site · 13 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/8/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Like an EagleDeuteronomy 32;11 As an eagle stirs up its nest, Hovers over its young, Spreading out its wings, taking them up, Carrying them on its wings.
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(1/8/13)[Prayer]

    01/08/2013 4:19:21 AM PST · by left that other site · 21 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/8/13 | left that other site, Hiskid
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Deuteronomy 32;11 As an eagle stirs up its nest, Hovers over its young, Spreading out its wings, taking them up, Carrying them on its wings. God Bless America!
  • Socialist Politician Says Spanish Bishop Should be 'Muzzled'

    01/07/2013 8:11:34 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Madrid, Spain, Jan 7, 2013 / 12:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A socialist government official in Andalusia, Spain, called for a local Catholic bishop to be “muzzled” for arguing that men and women are both different and complementary. Bishop Demetrio Fernandez of Cordoba should be silenced for leveling attacks against “real and effective equality between men and women,” charged Miguel Angel Vazquez, a member of the Socialist Party and spokesman for the Andalusian provincial government. In a Jan. 4 post on his personal blog, Vazquez labeled Bishop Fernandez “a true representative of religious fanaticism” and said that the prelate provokes “controversies...
  • A Christian Manifesto, by Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer [Part 3 of 14]

    01/07/2013 7:32:32 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 1 replies
    People for Life ^ | 1982 | Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer
    A good illustration is in the public schools. This view is taught in our public schools exclusively -- by law. There is no other view that can be taught. I'll mention it a bit later, but by law there is no other view that can be taught. By law, in the public schools, the United States of America in 1982, legally there is only one view of reality that can be taught. I'll mention it a bit later, but there is only one view of reality that can be taught, and that is that the final reality is only material...
  • Providence and Suffering [Habakkuk Faced what the People of God are facing in the USA]

    01/07/2013 4:14:19 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Ligonier ^ | R.C. Sproul
    http://www.ligonier.org/learn/series/providence_god_in_control/providence The Psalmist asked, “Why do the wicked prosper, while the righteous suffer?” The prophet Habakkuk asked virtually the same question in his day as he witnessed his homeland overrun with the invading armies of the Chaldeans. Initially, from Habakkuk’s perspective, he did not see God’s hand in the suffering of his people. Where was the Judge of all the earth during this time of injustice, he wondered. Here Dr. Sproul explains how God’s providence and suffering go hand and hand.
  • But why do YOU go to Mass? critical importance of rendering personal testimony in evangelization

    01/07/2013 4:07:39 PM PST · by NYer · 59 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | January 6, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Some decades ago the argument from authority was often invoked as we answered some question about the faith. It was often considered sufficient merely invoke the existence of a rule. And thus, to my nagging question, “Why should I have to go to mass?” my parents would often answer, “Because it’s a rule!” Other variations of the answer would be, “Because the Church says so,” or, “Because it’s in the Ten Commandments.”Never mind that there might actually be reasons that there was a rule, or a commandment. It was considered enough in those old days simply to say, “It is...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update - January 6th, 2013 (Dispensational Caucus)

    01/07/2013 2:58:17 PM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | Uploaded by alohabibleprophecy
    Mid-East Prophecy Update - January 6th, 2013 Pastor JD talks about how the inextricable link between Bible history and Bible prophecy points to the salvation of the Jewish nation in the seven-year tribulation, and the rapture of the bride of Christ before the seven-year tribulation.
  • Coptic Leaders Say Egypt’s Constitution ‘Prepares The Way for Islamic Caliphate’

    01/07/2013 11:52:28 AM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 1/7/13 | John Pontifex
    Egypt’s new constitution “prepares the way for an Islamic caliphate”, according to the acting leader of Coptic Catholics, who is among three bishops to condemn the document as a fundamental attack on human rights. The bishops expressed their profound disappointment with the constitution signed into law on December 26, saying only extremist Muslims’ rights were guaranteed by the new document and that at particular risk were women, young people and religious minorities. Bishop Kyrillos William, administrator of the Coptic Catholic Patriarchate of Alexandria, said: “We were waiting for a constitution that represents the whole of Egypt but instead we have...
  • Catholics Come Home Targets Bowl-Game Audiences

    01/07/2013 7:35:33 AM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 1/5/13 | Jim Graves
    Former Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz is featured in a commercial that will air in conjunction with the Notre Dame-Alabama BCS Championship game.MIAMI — Tom Peterson, founder of Catholics Come Home, announced that his Catholic evangelization organization will be airing a new national television commercial featuring retired college football coach Lou Holtz during college football week and ending with the BCS National Championship (Notre Dame vs. Alabama) on Jan. 7. The 30-second ad features Coach Holtz delivering a half-time “pep-talk” reminding viewers to keep focused on life’s goal: heaven. “Faith is not a spectator’s sport; it must be lived. …...
  • The Catholics Who Embrace T S Eliot

    01/07/2013 7:31:23 AM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1/7/13 | Christopher Howse
    Sacred Mysteries: a great modern Anglican poet features in Roman Catholic liturgy It is surprising to find the Protestant reformer Miles Coverdale’s translation of the Psalms used in a Catholic church. His version of the Bible was burnt in Henry VIII’s reign, and even on his return from exile, when Elizabeth became queen, he did not resume his office as Bishop of Exeter. Partly by accident, Coverdale’s Psalms are used in the Book of Common Prayer, not the version from the Authorised Version of the Bible of 1611. Now they are incorporated into the service book of the Ordinariate of...
  • Top Five Under-Covered Vatican Stories of 2012

    01/07/2013 7:25:18 AM PST · by marshmallow
    The National Catholic Reporter ^ | 1/4/13 | John L. Allen Jr.
    Now that the dust has settled on the New Year's holiday, it's time for my annual run-down of the most under-covered Vatican stories. By that, I mean those stories that fell through the cracks in the last year or that didn't quite generate the buzz they really deserved. To be clear, this is not a countdown of the most important Vatican storylines. That list would certainly include the arrest, trial, conviction and eventual pardon of papal butler Paolo Gabriele and the crackdown by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Both stories,...
  • France's Hollande Escalates Row with Catholics Over Gay Marriage

    01/07/2013 7:21:09 AM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/6/13 | Tom Heneghan
    (Reuters) - France's President Francois Hollande has weighed this weekend into the war of words between his government and the Catholic Church over holding discussions in schools on the planned legalization of same-sex marriage. He defended Education Minister Vincent Peillon on Saturday for urging Catholic schools, which teach about one-fifth of all pupils in France, to stay neutral in the debate. Peillon's supporters and critics dominated the headlines and airwaves on Sunday, a week before a Church-backed protest in Paris that organizers say could draw as many as half a million people opposed to any change in traditional marriage. The...
  • 11 Biblical Tests of Genuine Salvation: Test #3 - Do You Obey God's Word?

    01/07/2013 6:02:58 AM PST · by xzins · 40 replies
    SO4J ^ | John MacArthur
    11 Biblical Tests of Genuine Salvation: Test #3 - Do you Obey the Scriptures? SO4J ^ | John MacArthur Posted on 01/05/2013 7:35:55 AM PST by xzins Test #1 of Series: 11 Biblical Tests of Genuine Salvation: Test #1 - Do you enjoy Fellowship with God and Christ? Test #2 of Series: 11 Biblical Tests of Genuine Salvation: Test #2 - Are you Sensitive to Sin in your Life? Is It Real? 11 Biblical Tests of Genuine Salvation by John MacArthur - 11 Questions to help one see if they are Biblically Saved. Helps to Examine Their Faith with God's...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (1/7/13)[Prayer]

    01/07/2013 5:27:48 AM PST · by left that other site · 14 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/7/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures GuidePsalm 48:14 For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - January 7, 2013 [Devotional]

    01/07/2013 4:18:13 AM PST · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 1/7/13 | Joel Osteen
    Your Absolute Best Today's Scripture And on going into the house, they saw the Child with Mary His mother, and they fell down and worshiped Him. Then opening their treasure bags, they presented to Him gifts--gold and frankincense and myrrh. Matthew 2:11 AMP. Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Can you imagine what it must have been like for the Wise Men when they saw Jesus? He was just a child in a stable surrounded by animals, but these Wise Men recognized that He was the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords; the Savior of the world....
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 7, 2013]

    01/07/2013 4:17:03 AM PST · by Vision · 5 replies
    Intimate With Jesus "Jesus said to him, ’Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip?’" —John 14:9 These words were not spoken as a rebuke, nor even with surprise; Jesus was encouraging Philip to draw closer. Yet the last person we get intimate with is Jesus. Before Pentecost the disciples knew Jesus as the One who gave them power to conquer demons and to bring about a revival (see Luke 10:18-20). It was a wonderful intimacy, but there was a much closer intimacy to come: “. . . I have called you...
  • Pope Says Church Must Stand Firm Against "Intolerant Agnosticism"

    01/06/2013 7:31:03 PM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/6/13 | Philip Pullella
    (Reuters) - Pope Benedict said on Sunday that Roman Catholic leaders must have the courage to stand up to attacks by "intolerant agnosticism" prevalent in many countries. The pope and the Church have come under increased attack because of their opposition to homosexual marriage and women priests. The pope has repeatedly denounced what he says are attempts to push religion out of public debate. The 85-year-old pontiff celebrated Mass on the day Christians in the West mark the Epiphany, and ordained four new archbishops including his personal secretary. In a homily to about 10,000 people in St Peter's Basilica in...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and our Nation

    01/06/2013 6:04:18 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 16 replies
    1-6-13 | Kitty Mittens
    Psalm 7:10 My Defense is in God, Who Preserveth the Upright in Heart.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-10-13

    01/06/2013 5:50:15 PM PST · by Salvation · 44 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-10-13 | Revised New American Bible
    January 10, 2013   Thursday after Epiphany     Reading 1 1 Jn 4:19–5:4 Beloved, we love God becausehe first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,”but hates his brother, he is a liar;for whoever does not love a brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. This is the commandment we have from him:Whoever loves God must also love his brother. Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is begotten by God,and everyone who loves the Fatherloves also the one begotten by him. In this way we know that we love the...
  • Israeli Priest Hounded for His Support of Israel

    01/06/2013 5:26:55 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 12 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | 1/4/'13 | Aryeh Savir/Tazpit News Agency
    Last weekend, Father Gabriel Nadaf, 39, a Greek Orthodox priest from Nazareth, challenged a boycott against him and attempted to enter the church there to recite a prayer and light a candle. He was accompanied by Israeli Border Police officers and supporters, who came to ensure his safe passage into the church. Nadaf was excommunicated by the Orthodox Church Council after he expressed his belief that Christian youth in Israel should fully integrate into Israeli society, serving in the IDF or in the National Service. Since then, he and others, like Father André Alamiya, have been the target of virulent...