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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 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 ^ | 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.