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  • Author Carol Byrne Warns of Socialism in the Roman Catholic Church

    01/29/2013 7:27:21 AM PST · by ubipetrusest · 17 replies
    Exposing Marxism in the Church ^ | December 22, 2012 | Cliff Kincaid
    CLIFF KINCAID: The New York Times reports that, at Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s recommendation, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops voted “unanimously” to [continue investigating the cause] of Dorothy Day, even though “[s]he had an abortion as a young woman and ... flirted with joining the Communist Party.” President Obama called Dorothy Day a “great reformer in American history." Cardinal Dolan is described as conservative and has strongly criticized Obama’s attacks on religious liberty and federal intrusions into church affairs. He nevertheless invited Obama to the Al Smith Dinner.... Obama received 54% of the Catholic vote in 2008 and 50%...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (1/29/13)[Prayer]

    01/29/2013 5:21:52 AM PST · by left that other site · 21 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/29/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Elohe Chaseddi - The GOD of My Mercy(Psalms 59:10) The God of my mercy shall prevent me God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - January 29, 2013 [Devotional]

    01/29/2013 4:47:10 AM PST · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 1/29/13 | Joel Osteen
    Before You Were Born Today's Scripture Before I formed you in the womb I knew [and] approved of you… Jeremiah 1:5, AMP. Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Did you know that God was thinking about you before you were ever born? He knew everything about you before you were in your mother’s womb. He created you on purpose, for a purpose. He carefully planned who you would be, the color of your hair, the color of your eyes and skin. He gave you gifts, talents and abilities to be used for His glory. He took one look at...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 29, 2013]

    01/29/2013 4:45:33 AM PST · by Vision · 4 replies
    How Could Someone Be So Ignorant! "Who are You, Lord?" —Acts 26:15 “The Lord spoke thus to me with a strong hand . . .” (Isaiah 8:11). There is no escape when our Lord speaks. He always comes using His authority and taking hold of our understanding. Has the voice of God come to you directly? If it has, you cannot mistake the intimate insistence with which it has spoken to you. God speaks in the language you know best— not through your ears, but through your circumstances.God has to destroy our determined confidence in our own convictions. We...
  • Andy Stanley Was Wrong to Call Obama “Pastor in Chief”!

    01/28/2013 11:36:35 PM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 15 replies
    CSTNEWS ^ | January 26, 2013 | Don Boys, Ph.D.
    Andy Stanley is pastor of a megachurch in Atlanta and is considered a leader in Evangelicalism, often speaking at Willow Creek Community Church functions and other interdenominational gatherings. His father is Charles Stanley, a famous Southern Baptist megapastor in the same city. Andy grew up in his daddy’s church but drifted away from his daddy’s Baptist roots. Baptists might humorously say that when his daddy baptized him, he did not hold him down long enough or deep enough! In 2010, a survey of U.S. pastors found Stanley to be the 10th most influential living preacher. In January of 2009, he...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-29-13

    01/28/2013 9:58:22 PM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-29-13 | Revised New American Bible
    January 29, 2013 Tuesday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Heb 10:1-10 Brothers and sisters:Since the law has only a shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of them, it can never make perfect those who come to worship by the same sacrifices that they offer continually each year.Otherwise, would not the sacrifices have ceased to be offered, since the worshipers, once cleansed, would no longer have had any consciousness of sins?But in those sacrifices there is only a yearly remembrance of sins, for it is impossible that the blood...
  • A Brief Treatise on the Fruits of the Holy Spirit [Ecumenical]

    01/28/2013 8:10:51 PM PST · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | January 27, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Brief Treatise on the Fruits of the Holy SpiritBy: Msgr. Charles Pope There was a wonderful excursus on the Church as the Body of Christ in the Sunday readings. Would that we might better appreciate the diversity of gifts in the Church today instead of being fearful or dismissive of gifts that we appreciate less. As a pastor, I have come to appreciate that people find their way to God in many and diverse ways and that when the Church permits diversity we ought respectfully rejoice in even in the ways we do not personally prefer.I want to...
  • Vatican: Chaldean leaders gather for crucial election of new Patriarch

    01/28/2013 3:39:38 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    Vatican News Agency ^ | January 28, 2013
    (Vatican Radio) The ‘delicate historical moment’ that the ancient Chaldean Church of Babylon is experiencing and the need for unity in its leadership were the chief concerns expressed Monday morning as the Patriarchal Synod opened here in Rome. Emer McCarthy reports: Convoked by Pope Benedict XVI, under the Presidency of Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches, the Synod has the task of electing a new Patriarch, Pater et Caput of the Chaldean Church, to succeed Cardinal Emmanuel III Delly.Comprised of fifteen men, the bishops come mainly from Iraq, ancestral home of the Chaldean Church, but...
  • Constantinople: 25 Quotes from the Eastern Fathers on the Petrine Ministry

    01/28/2013 3:08:45 PM PST · by NYer · 11 replies
    stpeterslist ^ | January 25, 2013 | HHAMBROSE
    St. Peter is the Prince of the Apostles and our First Pope. SPL has reproduced a portion of a popular article that has been shared on many Catholic sites – though we think it originated with Fisheaters - cataloguing the Eastern Fathers of the Church and their statements on St. Peter and his keys. Below are the historical comments of those who served Holy Mother Church in Constantinople. Many of the quotes focus on St. Peter as the Prince of the Apostles and the Keys of the Kingdom given to him by Christ Our Lord. Those unfamiliar with the...
  • Is Sarah Palin Building A Catholic Support Base For a 2016 Run?

    01/28/2013 2:31:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Palin4President 2016 ^ | January 26, 2013 | M. Joseph Sheppard
    McCain Suggest A Pro-Life Catholic Could Have Won In 2012 Update; "The Catholic Bandita" AT THIS LINK headlines "best wishes to Sarah Palin as she leaves Fox news". An interesting take as full support to Sarah is given as a person but not politically because of her endorsement of Rand Paul in his senate race. I would be confident the political support would return if Sarah ran though. *************************************************************** Original post; If Sarah Palin's latest Tweets and the announcement of her next speaking engagement are examined it is very clear that the religious aspect of her focus has, at least...
  • Why Mormons Do Better Youth Ministry Than We Do

    01/28/2013 2:16:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/28/2013 | Greg Stier
    In light of the skyrocketing popularity of Mormonism in the United States helped along by the Broadway Musical, "The Book of Mormon", Mitt Romney and your nice Mormon neighbors I thought it would be good to recycle this five year old article I wrote. The thesis? Mormons do better youth ministry than the average Protestant church! Read on and see if you agree with me… "Let's face it. Most of us look at the clean cut Mormon missionaries that peddle the streets of our city and knock on the doors of our houses as somewhat out of date. Although they...
  • History: What Did Francis of Assisi Mean When He Said, “If Necessary Use Words”?

    01/28/2013 2:13:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/28/2013 | Timothy Paul Jones
    You’ve probably heard the quotation at least a few times, most likely in a sermon encouraging people to live their faith in the world. “‘Preach the gospel at all times,’ Francis of Assisi said. ‘If necessary, use words.’” It’s a heartwarming sentiment with two flaws. First off, St. Francis never said it; second, even if St. Francis spoke these words, they aren’t true. Mark Galli puts the historical myth to rest in an article that reads, in part, First, no biography written within the first 200 years of his death contains the saying. It’s not likely that a pithy quote...
  • Catholic College Engages Atheism Head-on

    01/28/2013 2:06:56 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 1/25/13 | Ron Csillag
    TORONTO (RNS) Talk about an unlikely course in an unlikely place. The main chapel at Jesuit-run Regis College at the University of Toronto is adorned with stained glass windows, icons of Mary and Joseph, and the Stations of the Cross. The eight-week course, which meets every Wednesday afternoon, is on atheism. Or more precisely, “Responding to 21st-Century Atheism.”Atheism “has become militant, aggressive and proselytizing,” said Lewis, a Jesuit scripture scholar, who teaches the class with three other scholars. “It’s made great in-roads and is now socially acceptable. If you’re young and educated and believe in God, you’re (seen as) a...
  • Progress Report in Promoting Christian Unity

    01/28/2013 2:01:39 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 1/25/13 | Michael J. Miller
    Cardinal Kurt Koch on the recent dialogues with Eastern Orthodox and Lutherans, and the effect of the "Arab Spring"The President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Cardinal Kurt Koch, was recently interviewed by the German Catholic news agency KNA. What follows is an English translation of selected questions and answers from that interview. KNA: Your Eminence, the Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity is the occasion for an ecumenical assessment. Where do we stand today?Cardinal Koch: I hope that we are not standing but rather walking, and that we can take further steps in all the dialogues that...
  • Pope Calls on Faithful to Dedicate Sunday to the Lord

    01/28/2013 1:26:25 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | 1/28/13 | Junno De Jesús Arocho Esteves
    Releases Doves as a "Symbol of the Spirit of God"In his Sunday Angelus address, Pope Benedict XVI called on the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square to live Sunday not only as a day of rest and of the family, but above all as a day "to dedicate to the Lord." Addressing thousands of pilgrims, the Holy Father called to mind the Sunday Gospel of St. Luke, where Jesus enters the synagogue on the Sabbath. The Pope noted that Jesus Christ, as a devout believer, "does not neglect the weekly liturgical rhythm." Continuing his commentary on the Gospel, the Holy...
  • Construction of 200 Orthodox Churches in Moscow May Take 10-20 Years - Moscow Mayor's Aide

    01/28/2013 1:19:14 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Interfax ^ | 1/18/13
    Moscow, January 28, Interfax - The implementation of a program for the construction of 200 Orthodox churches in Moscow may take 10 to 20 years, Vladimir Resin, an advisor to the Moscow mayor and a State Duma deputy, told journalists. "I think the whole program may take 10 to 20 years. It is important not only to build them, but also make them habitable," Resin said. The program will take such a long time as the construction is being financed only by donations, he said. "Our goal in implementing the program is to commission at least 10 [churches] a year,"...
  • How can a man be the husband of 2 wives if the 1st wife was put away for adultery? (Mt. 5)?

    01/28/2013 10:46:27 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 55 replies
    1/28/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    This may seem like a round about way of dealing with this topic, and it does get your attention, but the scriptures are clear on this (adultery/marital unfaithfulness): Jesus said that a man would leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife, and the two would be one flesh. Jesus also said (Matthew chapter 5) that a man (or woman) may put away their mate for marital unfaithfulness and remarry. In light of this, since Jesus sanctioned the remarriage, and would not consider the former mate to be the man's wife any longer, this man can be a...
  • Turkish Muslim Who Murdered Catholic Bishop While Shouting “Allah Akbar” Gets Reduced Sentence

    01/28/2013 9:17:07 AM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    FrontPage ^ | January 27, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Let’s quickly recap how disgusting the behavior of the Islamist Turkish government has been in the case of the murder of Bishop Luigi Padovese.Bishop Luigi Padovese was the Apostolic Vicar of Anatolia and President of the Turkish Bishops’ Conference. The Bishop’s driver and murderer, Murat Altun, had claimed to be Catholic, but prior to a trip to Cyprus, the Turkish government warned the Bishop that his driver was an Islamist and potentially dangerous. The Turkish government was worried about the murder of the Pope resulting in a major international incident.The Bishop chose to stay home to protect the Pope...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: LOW SUNDAY, 01-28-13

    01/28/2013 9:08:51 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 01-28-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):LOW SUNDAY The first Sunday after Easter, contrasting it with the high feast a week before. In Latin it is termed Dominica in albis (Sunday in white) because the newly baptized set aside their white baptismal robes on that day. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Poll on abortion, what's your view? Vanity

    01/28/2013 8:26:14 AM PST · by MeOnTheBeach · 52 replies
    Question: What should the law be regarding abortion? a. 100% illegal, no abortions should ever done? b. Legal in the case of a serious threat to the life of the mother? c. Legal in the case of rape or incest? Other? (please explain) Thanks!