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  • Harold Camping's Family Radio Stations Dropping Christian Content?

    01/22/2013 8:15:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/10/2013 | By Katherine Weber
    Harold Camping's Family Radio Inc. (also referred to as Family Stations Inc.) has been undergoing changes as the radio network seeks to shed the non-commercial status of some of its properties, prompting some observers to wonder if these stations will also be shedding their Christian content. Specifically, it has been reported that the Christian radio network filed a request to have its WFME Newark station converted from a non-commercial to commercial operation on Jan 6. A visit to Family Radio's "reception reports" for New York shows that WFME is "off air" and has apparently been awaiting a fix for months....
  • Catholic Word of the Day: LEONINE SACRAMENTARY, 01-22-13

    01/22/2013 7:44:18 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 01-22-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):LEONINE SACRAMENTARY The oldest of the Latin sacramentaries or liturgical books. It was erroneously attributed to Pope Leo I and was in use from the fourth to the seventh centuries. It contains neither canons nor the Ordinary of the Mass, but many propers, collects, prefaces, secrets, postcommunions, and orations, together with ordination forms. Many of these prayers are still in use today. 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

    01/22/2013 7:20:38 AM PST · by Hiskid · 13 replies
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  • Abortion, Legalism, and the Truth (vanity)

    01/22/2013 6:47:47 AM PST · by EverHopeful · 1 replies
    On January 22nd, 1973, forty years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized unrestricted abortion. On October 20th, 1999, as the U.S. Senate was giving consideration to the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, Senator Rick Santorum, the chief sponsor of the bill, debated with Senator Barbara Boxer, a strong opponent of it, on the floor of the Senate. During their exchange, both Boxer and Santorum endorsed the legal personhood of a fully birthed newborn. Santorum then asked Boxer if she supported the legality of abortion of a fetus an instant prior to it being fully birthed. Boxer refused to directly answer...
  • Catholic Schools in Blitar Agree to Provide Islamic Lessons [Indonesia]

    01/22/2013 6:41:13 AM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The Jakarta Post ^ | 1/17/13 | Indra Harsaputra
    Six Catholic schools in Blitar municipality, East Java, have finally given in to a local ordinance and will provide Islamic lessons for their Muslim students. The city ordinance requires all Muslim students to be able to read and write Koranic verses. The head of the Religious Affairs Ministry’s office in Blitar, Imam Mukhlis, told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday that the six schools had finally agreed to provide Islamic teachers for their Muslim students. “We met today [Tuesday] and everything is just fine and there is no problem. They are willing to carry out the city ordinance,” he said. A...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (1/22/13)[Prayer]

    01/22/2013 4:58:40 AM PST · by left that other site · 22 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/22/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures The King of GloryPsalm 24:10 Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - January 22, 2013 [Devotional]

    01/22/2013 4:45:23 AM PST · by Vision
    Email ^ | 1/22/13 | Joel Osteen
    Give Your Faith a Voice Today's Scripture “And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, ‘I believed and therefore I spoke,’ we also believe and therefore speak.” (2 Corinthians 4:13, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Every believer has been given a measure of faith. In order to see the promises of God come to pass in your life, you have to give your faith a voice. You must declare what God says about you in His Word. Those seeds of faith inside you are activated when you speak them out into...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 22, 2013]

    01/22/2013 4:43:32 AM PST · by Vision · 4 replies
    Am I Looking To God? "Look to Me, and be saved . . ." —Isaiah 45:22 Do we expect God to come to us with His blessings and save us? He says, “Look to Me, and be saved . . . .” The greatest difficulty spiritually is to concentrate on God, and His blessings are what make it so difficult. Troubles almost always make us look to God, but His blessings tend to divert our attention elsewhere. The basic lesson of the Sermon on the Mount is to narrow all your interests until your mind, heart, and body are...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-22-13, Day of Prayer/Legal Protection of Unborn

    01/21/2013 9:58:47 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-22-13 | Revised New American Bible
    January 22, 2013   Tuesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time  —   Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children  Reading 1 Heb 6:10-20 Brothers and sisters:God is not unjust so as to overlook your workand the love you have demonstrated for his nameby having served and continuing to serve the holy ones.We earnestly desire each of you to demonstrate the same eagernessfor the fulfillment of hope until the end,so that you may not become sluggish, but imitators of those who,through faith and patience, are inheriting the promises. When God made the promise to Abraham,since he...
  • Customer Reviews Pagan Christianity?: Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices

    01/21/2013 7:45:16 PM PST · by narses · 68 replies
    Amazon ^ | July 16, 2008 | The public
    Some areas of disagreement: 1. First off, I disagree with the underlying premise of the entire book - a premise that says the early church was untainted and uncorrupted by human tradition. I often ask this question to those who want to get back to the early church: Which early church do you want to be like?
  • Catholic Prayer: Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity (Prayer Thread)

    01/21/2013 3:52:26 PM PST · by Salvation · 11 replies
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | November 1907 | Father Paul of Graymoor
    Catholic Prayer: Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity "Restoration of unity among Christians is one of the main concerns of the Church... and this task is for all of us. No one can claim exemption from this responsibility. Indeed, everybody can make some contribution, however small it may seem, and all are called to that interior conversion which is the essential condition for ecumenism." His Holiness, Pope John Paul II, 30 May 1982 This Octave was first conceived by Father Paul of Graymoor on November 30, 1907, before his entrance into the Catholic Church. The initial success in 1908 was...
  • My Own Inaugural Poem...an American Lamentation

    Like millions of Americans, and perhaps multiple millions around the globe, I watched the historic second presidential inauguration of Barak Hussein Obama. As I listened to his speech, which included a reference to his own version of of the greatness of America’s Civil Rights advancements, “We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths – that all of us are created equal – is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall…”I was struck by the spectacle of the President of the United States, the man who...
  • Remember Dr. King's Dream By Supporting American Muslims

    01/21/2013 12:14:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Global Grind ^ | January 18, 2013 | Russell Simmons & Rabbi Marc Schneier
    On Jan. 7, exactly two weeks before we are to simultaneously celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and inaugurate Barack Obama to his second term as President of the United States, sinister advertisements went up in dozens of subway stations around New York City, making evident that despite the undoubted strides our nation has made toward achieving justice and equality, bigotry and fear-mongering remain alive and well in America. The American Freedom Defense Initiative, headed by Pamela Geller, an inflammatory demagogue with a long history of anti-Muslim incitement, purchased space in 39 stations for ads with an...
  • My Gay Roommate

    01/21/2013 11:12:50 AM PST · by rhema · 26 replies
    Patheos ^ | 11/28/12 | Eric Teetsel
    Tim and I met a few years ago at a 24 watch party. His natural intelligence, unabashed geekiness, and “Snaps” skills made us quick friends. Plus, he managed a Starbucks so there was free coffee in it for me. Before long, I needed a new place to live and so did he. With a third friend, we rented a house together. Our friendship grew. Soon, I discovered that Tim is a serious Christian whose poignant reflections on faith and life set him apart from the pack. He was an usher in my wedding. One day, Tim told me that he...
  • Lost in Translation (from Latin)? [Pope Tweets in Latin]

    01/21/2013 9:47:30 AM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 1/20/14 | Christopher S. Morrissey
    Pope Benedict XVI sent out his first tweet in Latin today. Lessons in Latin now follow.The Pope finally sent out his first tweet in Latin from his Twitter account @Pontifex_ln on Sunday, January 20, 2013: “Unitati christifidelium integre studentes quid iubet Dominus? Orare semper, iustitiam factitare, amare probitatem, humiles Secum ambulare.”The Pope immediately followed it up with translations into the languages of his other Twitter accounts. He translated the Latin via his English language account @Pontifex this way: “What does the Lord ask of us as we work for Christian unity? To pray constantly, do justice, love goodness, and walk...
  • Christians Face 'Lawful Exclusion' From Jobs Despite Cross Victory, Lawyers Warn [UK]

    01/21/2013 9:31:57 AM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1/15/13 | John Bingham
    Christians who object to aspects of their work on grounds of conscience will be “lawfully excluded” from some jobs, lawyers have warned - despite a landmark judgment upholding an airline check-in clerk's right to wear a cross.Campaigners claimed that “millions” of people who hold traditional “politically incorrect” views could now face new restrictions because of rulings against three other Christians involved in the European Court of Human Rights case. They claimed that the judgment actively increases the risk that those who dissent on the issue of same-sex marriage will not be free to voice their dissent. Their comments came as...
  • Proposed Christian Law School at Trinity Western Under Fire Because of University’s Anti-Gay Rules

    01/21/2013 9:26:50 AM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | 1/16/13 | Douglas Todd
    Council of deans argues rules at Langley Christian university are incompatible with teaching lawThe heads of Canada’s law schools oppose Trinity Western University’s attempts to star the country’s first religious law school. The Council of Canadian Law Deans has distributed a letter criticizing the evangelical Christian university’s long-standing requirement that faculty and students refrain from homosexual relationships. “It’s very troubling for Canadian law school deans,” Bill Flanagan, president of the Canadian Council of Law Deans, said in an interview this week. The deans’ objection is Trinity Western University’s Bible-based “community covenant,” which the council says makes clear that “gay, lesbian...
  • 190 Hectares of Forest Given Back to Halki Seminary [Turkey]

    01/21/2013 9:20:50 AM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Today's Zaman ^ | 1/10/13
    Following a meeting held on Friday, the Council of Foundations -- part of Turkey's Directorate General for Foundations (VGM) -- returned 190 hectares of forest to the Greek Orthodox Halki (Heybeliada) Seminary in Ä°stanbul. According to the decision, 190 hectares of woodlands near the Halki Seminary will be given to the seminary's owner, the Aya Triada Monastery Foundation. This is the biggest property return to a minority group in the history of Turkey. Established in 1844 on the island of Heybeliada, Halki Seminary was closed in 1971 under a law that placed religious and military training under state control. It...
  • Pope: Historical Divisions Among Christians One of the Most Serious Sins that Disfigure Church

    01/21/2013 9:12:42 AM PST · by marshmallow · 115 replies
    Asia News ^ | 1/20/13
    At the Angelus, Benedict XVI invites prayers for Week dedicated to Christian Unity (18-25 January). This year's theme, "What the Lord requires of us" (cf. I 6.6 to 8), was chosen and developed by an ecumenical group in India. On January 25, Vespers at St. Paul Outside the Walls, along with representatives of the Christian Churches. A prayer for peace for "an end to the massacres of unarmed civilians, to all violence, and to find the courage of dialogue and negotiation."Vatican City (AsiaNews) - "One of the most serious sins that disfigures the face of the Church is its visible...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: AXIOLOGY, 01-21-13

    01/21/2013 9:08:03 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 01-21-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):AXIOLOGY A theory that studies the nature, norms, and meaning of value as that which is desired for being good. Axiology has in modern times sought to replace the traditional ethics and aesthetics, and has sought to lay new foundations for both. The object of ethics is said to be the subjective realization of value, whereas aesthetics is the representation of values. (Etym. Greek axios, worth, worthy + logia, science, knowledge.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (1/21/13)[Prayer]

    01/21/2013 5:25:09 AM PST · by left that other site · 25 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/21/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures My Strength and My SongExodus 15:2 The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him; My father's God, and I will exalt Him.
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - January 21, 2013 [Devotional]

    01/21/2013 4:27:01 AM PST · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 1/21/13 | Joel Osteen
    I Can Today's Scripture “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria When was the last time you declared “I can” out loud? It’s not something people think to do every day. In fact, most people tend to magnify their limitations. They focus on their shortcomings. But scripture makes it plain: all things are possible to those who believe. That’s right! It is possible to see your dreams fulfilled. It is possible to overcome that obstacle. It is possible to climb to new heights. It is possible to...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 21, 2013]

    01/21/2013 4:26:07 AM PST · by Vision · 4 replies
    Recall What God Remembers "Thus says the Lord: ’I remember . . . the kindness of your youth . . .’" —Jeremiah 2:2 Am I as spontaneously kind to God as I used to be, or am I only expecting God to be kind to me? Does everything in my life fill His heart with gladness, or do I constantly complain because things don’t seem to be going my way? A person who has forgotten what God treasures will not be filled with joy. It is wonderful to remember that Jesus Christ has needs which we can meet— “Give...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-21-13, M, St. Agnes, Virgin and Martyr

    01/20/2013 7:45:36 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCb.org/RNAB ^ | 01-21-13 | Revised New American Bible
    January 21, 2013 Memorial of Saint Agnes, Virgin and Martyr   Reading 1 Heb 5:1-10 Brothers and sisters:Every high priest is taken from among menand made their representative before God,to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.He is able to deal patiently with the ignorant and erring,for he himself is beset by weaknessand so, for this reason, must make sin offerings for himselfas well as for the people.No one takes this honor upon himselfbut only when called by God,just as Aaron was.In the same way,it was not Christ who glorified himself in becoming high priest,but rather the one who said...
  • Mid-East Update - January 20th, 2013 (Dispensational Caucus)

    01/20/2013 6:25:13 PM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 20, 2013 | Uploaded by alohabibleprophecy
    Mid-East Update - January 20th, 2013 Pastor JD does an in-depth study of the prophecy in Psalm 83, and why it may now be on the cusp of being fulfilled.
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    01/20/2013 6:18:28 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 10 replies
    1-20-13 | Kitty Mittens
    Psalm 89:1 I will Sing of the Mercies of the Lord Forever: With my Mouth will I Declare Thy Faithfulness to All Generations.
  • Biblical Basics About Mother Mary – A Homily for the Second Sunday of the Year

    01/20/2013 9:42:47 AM PST · by NYer · 47 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | January 19, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In the Gospel today of the Wedding Feast at Cana we have a theological portrait both of Mother Mary and also of Prayer. Lets look at the Gospel along Five lines:I. The Place that Mary has – The text says, There was a wedding at Cana in Galilee and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding.It is a fascinating thing about these opening verses that Mary almost seems to dominate the scene and the presence of Jesus is mentioned secondly. St. Thomas Aquinas, noting this says that at Cana Mary is...
  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo Needs To Be Publicly Excommunicated

    01/20/2013 9:25:28 AM PST · by NYer · 20 replies
    Pro Life Corner ^ | January 19, 2013
    Rockford, Il – (ProLifeCorner.com – 1-18-2013 – by Rockford Pro-Life Initiative – Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York is again viciously attacking human beings in the womb by pushing on-demand abortion legislation that, if enforced, could even put Catholic hospitals and many state-funded ministries out of business. Read more: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/andrew-cuomos-brave-new-roe#ixzz2ILMJJdnF.The Rockford Pro-Life Initiative is respectfully requesting Cardinal Dolan and the Bishops of New York to make public the excommunication of Gov. Cuomo that he has already incurred privately by his relentless attacks on children in the womb.It is astonishing and a grave scandal that is deeply harming the faith of...
  • Forty Mornings and Evenings...another way to look at Roe V Wade

    And the Philistine drew near and presented himself forty days, morning and evening.( I Samuel 17:16)Upon this the fortieth anniversary of the abominable Roe v Wade decision which has split our nation on as profound a level as at the time of the American Civil War, the Story of David and Goliath comes to mind. Bible stories such as this one are too often relegated to children’s books, felt boards, and sunday school lessons or sentimental preaching about the virtue of individual courage. This approach is misguided, Bible stories are for serious adults. Though historically true, they also serve as...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 20, 2013]

    01/20/2013 4:45:55 AM PST · by Vision · 5 replies
    Are You Fresh for Everything? "Jesus answered and said to him, ’Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God’" —John 3:3 Sometimes we are fresh and eager to attend a prayer meeting, but do we feel that same freshness for such mundane tasks as polishing shoes?Being born again by the Spirit is an unmistakable work of God, as mysterious as the wind, and as surprising as God Himself. We don’t know where it begins— it is hidden away in the depths of our soul. Being born again from above...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(1/20/13)[Prayer]

    01/20/2013 4:40:25 AM PST · by left that other site · 19 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/20/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Shield of Abraham...Mogen AvrahamGenesis 15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am your shield, and your exceeding great reward.
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 01-20-13, Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

    01/19/2013 8:44:15 PM PST · by Salvation · 50 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-20-13 | Revised New American Bible
    January 20, 2013   Second Sunday in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Is 62:1-5 For Zion’s sake I will not be silent,for Jerusalem’s sake I will not be quiet,until her vindication shines forth like the dawnand her victory like a burning torch. Nations shall behold your vindication,and all the kings your glory;you shall be called by a new namepronounced by the mouth of the LORD.You shall be a glorious crown in the hand of the LORD,a royal diadem held by your God.No more shall people call you “Forsaken, “or your land “Desolate, “but you shall be called “My Delight,...
  • Take Your Medicine

    01/19/2013 6:54:02 PM PST · by Frank Broom · 1 replies
    01-19-13 | Frank Broom
    God has given you a prescription for your healing. In Proverbs 4:20-22 God says, "My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh." That word health is translated as medicine, remedy, and cure. So, God has already made a way for you out of that sickness. But, you have your part to play in receiving your healing. In the natural if you went to a doctor for...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    01/19/2013 5:19:23 PM PST · by Irish Rose · 11 replies
    January 19, 2012 | Irish Rose
    Let us acknowledge the LORD; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth. (Hosea 6:3)
  • An Inspiring and Beautiful Video for Altar Servers

    01/19/2013 3:27:59 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | January 18, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Video at the bottom of the page was sent to me today and I want to say that I find it beautiful.What makes the video so good is that it inspires a spirituality for the server that includes some of the following encouragement and advisement: That the Mass is mystical, beyond mere human sight, and that the server must learn to be sensitive to what lives beyond ordinary perception and become more spiritually aware.In so doing he should lead others to greater reverence by the example of supreme awareness of the presence of God.He should also, by his reverence...
  • Dog Turns up to Dead Owner's Church Every Day

    01/19/2013 10:57:41 AM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1/16/13 | Nick Squires
    Two months after his owner died, a dog in Italy keeps turning up each day at the church she used to attend.Ciccio, a 12-year-old German shepherd, waits in vain in front of the altar of the Santa Maria Assunta church in the village of San Donaci in the southern region of Puglia. He heads to the church as soon as the bells begin to ring each afternoon, just as he did for years when his owner was alive. The woman, who was known in local dialect as "Maria tu lu campu" - "Maria of the fields" – died suddenly in...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: WEXFORD, 01-19-13

    01/19/2013 10:52:06 AM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 01-19-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):WEXFORD Shrine of Our Lady's Isle offshore, in the southeastern Ireland. Known as the Church of the Bright Plain since the seventh century, it was the place of a planned massacre by Oliver Cromwell in Reformation times, where many of the faithful were killed while attending High Mass. The shrine was destroyed except for a small statue of Our Lady. A church was rebuilt on the mainland, but the original site remains in ruins, although it has been visited by thousands. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal...
  • For Syriac Catholic Patriarch of Antioch, US, EU and Gulf States Stir Hatred in Syria

    01/19/2013 10:51:28 AM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Asia News ^ | 1/17/13 | Simone Cantarini
    For Ignatius Joseph III Younan, a Christian presence in Syria is essential for confessional reconciliation between Alawis and Sunnis. Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for Aleppo university blast that killed 87. The violence of Muslim extremists and government forces could wipe out Syria forever. Patriarch calls on young Christians to stay in the Middle East to be witnesses of peace.Vatican City (AsiaNews) - "The United States, the European Union and the Gulf states have a great responsibility in this war, which began as a peaceful Arab spring," said Mgr Ignatius Joseph III Younan, patriarch of Antioch of the Syriacs since 2009. "By...
  • Lance Armstrong Not the Only Celeb With Hell to Pay

    01/19/2013 9:47:47 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 36 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | January 19, 2013 | JP
    Lance Armstrong is going to hell. And I don’t mean that in the figurative sense. The disgraced cyclist is destined for the “fiery furnace” from which there is no escape, where there will be “weeping and gnashing of teeth.” And he will be joined by other celebrities of this fallen world. Like preternatural golfer Tiger Woods, John Travolta and Bill Gates. Armstrong is bound for eternal punishment not because he used performance enhancing drugs to capture seven consecutive Tour de France championships. Not because he unabashedly lied about his doping. Not because he unconscionably slandered those who exposed his cheating....
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem,(1/19/13)[Prayer]

    01/19/2013 4:48:31 AM PST · by left that other site · 26 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/19/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Bethlehem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Ruler Of IsraelMicah 5:2 "But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, From everlasting."
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 19, 2013]

    01/19/2013 4:40:09 AM PST · by Vision · 7 replies
    Vision and Darkness "When the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, horror and great darkness fell upon him" —Genesis 15:12 Whenever God gives a vision to a Christian, it is as if He puts him in “the shadow of His hand” (Isaiah 49:2). The saint’s duty is to be still and listen. There is a “darkness” that comes from too much light-that is the time to listen. The story of Abram and Hagar in Genesis 16 is an excellent example of listening to so-called good advice during a time of darkness, rather than...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-19-13

    01/18/2013 9:22:40 PM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-19-13 | Revised New American Bible
    January 19, 2013 Saturday of the First Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Heb 4:12-16 The word of God is living and effective,sharper than any two-edged sword,penetrating even between soul and spirit,joints and marrow,and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.No creature is concealed from him,but everything is naked and exposed to the eyes of himto whom we must render an account. Since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God,let us hold fast to our confession.For we do not have a high priestwho is unable to...
  • Welcome to Marriage: Unique for a Reason! (Catholic and Open)

    01/18/2013 8:12:44 PM PST · by Salvation · 21 replies
    MarriageUnique for aReason.org ^ | Nov. 14, 2011 | Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone
      Welcome to Marriage: Unique for a Reason! Read a welcome message from the Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco and chairman of the USCCB Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage.——————————————————————————————-What is marriage? Are a man and a woman really essential to marriage? What about the child … and the role of mothers and fathers? Is it discriminatory to defend marriage as the union of one man and one woman? What impact does the redefinition of marriage have on religious liberty?These are just a few of the many questions about marriage today. They all...
  • 77 percent of Americans view porn once a month

    01/18/2013 6:56:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 60 replies
    lsn ^ | 1.18.2013 | Cardinal Newman Society
    LATROBE, PA, January 18, 2013, (Cardinal Newman Society) -- Seventy percent of 18-24 year-old males visit porn sites monthly. That’s not just a frightening number. That’s an epidemic of pornography that is likely going on at college campuses all throughout the country — even Catholic colleges. Jason King, chair of the theology department at Saint Vincent’s College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, wrote about the accessibility and damage of pornography in his latest piece at Catholic Moral Theology. King summed up the situation well when he wrote that people used to have to exert an effort to view pornography. Now you have...
  • New Coptic Catholic leader receives Pope's approval

    01/18/2013 2:40:02 PM PST · by NYer · 47 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | January 18, 2013
    Vatican City, Jan 18, 2013 / 03:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI approved Bishop Ibrahim Isaac Sidrak as the new Patriarch of Alexandria of the Copts in Egypt, granting him "ecclesiastical communion.'' The former Bishop of Minya was elected during a Synod of Bishops of the Coptic Catholic Church in Cairo, which lasted from Jan. 12 to16. As part of the election, his rank was raised to archbishop. The 57-year-old will replace Cardinal Antonio Naguib, aged 77, who resigned on Jan. 18 after suffering from partial paralysis and undergoing brain surgery. The Vatican hopes his appointment will see...
  • Men's Imagination Became Evil Continually...Genesis 6 pt 4

    And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.(Genesis 6:5-6) We have been looking at the universal conditions that led directly to the flood , in the “days of Noah”, because Jesus told us that this same state of affairs will be duplicated in some way at the time of the Parousia, and the final judgment of this world. “As in the...
  • Who Owns the Copyright to All Creation?

    01/18/2013 11:45:12 AM PST · by patlin · 51 replies
    ConstitutionallySpeaking.Wordpress ^ | Jan 18, 2013 | ConstitutionallySpeaking
    John 1:3 tells us “all came to be through Him, and without Him not even one came to be that came to be”. In verse 4 we are told “in Him was life, and the life was the light of mankind”, therefore on the pashat, the literal level of the meaning of this passage, what this is saying is that His Word equals life for all mankind. But now we must back up. Who created the Word? Who gave life to the Word? Creation for we, the physical realm began ‘in the beginning’, in Genesis 1:1 but for the Father,...
  • Priest calls on pro-lifers to expose Obama-supporting Catholic groups at March for Life

    01/18/2013 10:11:03 AM PST · by Morgana
    Jill Stanek ^ | 1.18.2013 | Jill Stanek
    I want everyone who participates in the March For Life to take photos of the pro-unborn banners carried by the contingents from the National Catholic Reporter… from the LCWR [Leadership Conference of Women Religious]… from the Catholic Health Association… from the Nuns on the Bus. ~ Father John Zuhlsdorf, encouraging participants of the upcoming March for Life to capture on film any banners displayed by groups who have staunchly supported President Obama’s agenda and would dare to claim to be pro-life, January 11 [Related: Fr. Z scrutinizes Sr. Carol Keehan, president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association (pictured holding...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: LEX FUNDAMENTALIS, 01-18-13

    01/18/2013 9:06:09 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 01-18-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):LEX FUNDAMENTALIS The basic law of the Roman Catholic Church, similar to a constitution for the Church, is a new feature in the history of ecclesiastical legislation. It was called forth by the decisions of the Second Vatican Council. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Why Seminarians Should Study Sacred Art and Architecture

    01/18/2013 7:03:53 AM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 1/18/13 | Duncan G. Stroik
    One of the recommendations of Vatican II was that priests be formed in the arts: “During their philosophical and theological studies, clerics are to be taught about the history and development of sacred art, and about the sound principles governing the production of its works. In consequence they will be able to appreciate and preserve the Church’s venerable monuments, and be in a position to aid, by good advice, artists who are engaged in producing works of art” (Sacrosanctum Concilium, 129). This is not a bad idea, considering that priests are the caretakers of the Church’s artistic patrimony. Each pastor...