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    02/11/2013 3:08:31 AM PST · by mrsadams · 36 replies
    Fox News | 2/11/2013 | mrs adams
    Fox News Alert, the Pope will be retiring at the end of the month. Vatican Press Office told Fox News
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-11-13, OM, Our Lady of Lourdes

    02/10/2013 11:15:16 PM PST · by Salvation · 42 replies ^ | 02-11-13 | Revised New American Bible
    February 11, 2013 Monday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Gn 1:1-19 In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth,the earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss,while a mighty wind swept over the waters. Then God said,Let there be light, and there was light.God saw how good the light was.God then separated the light from the darkness.God called the light day, and the darkness he called night.Thus evening came, and morning followedthe first day. Then God said,Let there be a dome in the middle of the waters,to separate one...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    02/10/2013 6:08:12 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 16 replies
    2-10-13 | Kitty Mittens
    Psalm 25:4-7 Show me Thy Ways, O Lord, and Teach me Thy Paths. Lead me Forth in Thy Truth, and Teach me: for Thou art the God of my Salvation: In Thee do I Trust All the Day. Remember, O Lord, Thy Tender Mercies, and Thy Lovingkindness: For they have been Forever. Remember not the Sins of my Youth, nor my Rebellions, But According to Thy Kindness Remember Thou me, Even for Thy Goodness Sake, O Lord.
  • Sex Symbols Who Speak in Tongues?

    02/10/2013 4:45:41 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 117 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 2-4-13 | Michael Brown
    I was at the grocery store the other day when I was unexpectedly confronted with an adult-oriented magazine located right next to the vitamin section. I immediately had to look away from the front cover, which featured a scantily clad, seductively posed, sex symbol. Yet it was only a few weeks ago that I read an article about how this same sex symbol loves to speak in tongues and has to restrain herself from outbursts in tongues while attending church services. What? This is actually a perfect illustration of American charismatic Christianity, where you can say you love Jesus (like...
  • The Greatest Talent Show in Elementary School History (for all you parents!)

    02/10/2013 4:04:02 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    NC Register ^ | February 7, 2013 | Matthew Archbold
    They were a tornado of plaid and elbows running out the doors of their Catholic elementary school. Four of them waved a green piece of paper above their heads excitedly but the kindergartener was just running because she doesn’t know any other speed. I hardly had time to imagine what was on the green paper before they slammed themselves against the van all eager to be the first to announce something. In the maelstrom of words I made out the phrase “talent show.” The girls were particularly excited. The 13 year old climbed into the front seat, which still feels...
  • Hanging Concentrates the Mind

    02/10/2013 3:32:27 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 8, 2013 | Rev. George W. Rutler
    Capital punishment does not inspire roaring humor in healthy minds, so wit on the subject tends to be sardonic. Two of the most famous examples, of course, are: “In this country it is wise to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others,” and “Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.”The first, “pour encourager les autres,” is in “Candide” where Voltaire alludes to the death by firing squad of Admiral John Byng in 1757 for having let Mincorca fall to the French. The...
  • The Great Adventure (reflection on the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C)

    02/10/2013 2:56:53 PM PST · by NYer · 1 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | February 10, 2013 | Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D.
    5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle CPeter. Paul. Isaiah. Frodo Baggins. They have more in common than meets the eye.Of course, there are differences, too. Peter is a small business man, wringing a living for his family out of a lake in Hicksville. No one expected much from Galilee. Its inhabitants had a thick country accent that gave them away every time, like when Peter denied Christ in the high priest’s courtyard (Mat 26:73). Saul, on the other hand, was cosmopolitan, highly educated, well-traveled, and even a Roman citizen. Isaiah lived seven centuries before them, in a very different social...
  • My Sunday at an Atheistic Church

    02/10/2013 11:22:29 AM PST · by NYer · 33 replies
    Christian Post ^ | February 8, 2013 | Kyle Beshears
    Last month I stumbled upon an article about an atheistic “church service” in London. I didn’t even read the whole thing before I decided I had to go.The Sunday Assembly, as the group is called, meets once a month at The Nave in North London for “anybody searching for a sense of community, to meet and ‘turn good intentions into action.’”It is, all things considered, an atheistic church.Yes. A church for atheists.The Nave – new home to the atheistic church The Sunday Assembly This morning I woke up, sacrificed hearing Os Guinness speak at my own church, and ventured down to...
  • New Archbishop of Canterbury Facing Showdown with Senior Bishops

    02/10/2013 11:03:35 AM PST · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1/10/13 | Edward Malnick
    The new Archbishop of Canterbury is facing a showdown with senior church leaders over the Church of Englands decision to allow the appointment of gay bishops. In the first major test of his leadership of the worldwide Anglican Communion the Most Rev Justin Welby will be warned that the Churchs move risks alienating millions of traditionalist Anglicans in Africa and Asia. Leaders of churches around the world are flying to Britain for Archbishop Welbys formal installation at Canterbury cathedral next month, when some of them will meet the Archbishop for the first time. Many want the new spiritual head of...
  • Retired TV Nun Mother Angelica 'Doing Well,' Still Revered Worldwide

    02/10/2013 9:39:27 AM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies ^ | 2/8/13 | Greg Garrison
    IRONDALE, Alabama - Viewers watching EWTN Global Catholic Network for the first time might be tickled by the sight of a grandmotherly nun dishing out quips and biblical advice. Mother Angelica, who founded EWTN in the garage of the Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Irondale in 1981, has been a mainstay on the network throughout its history. But the Mother Angelica Live! programs now airing were taped years ago. The taped shows, several hundred of them, still air regularly on the network as ''Mother Angelica Classics.''She hasnt hosted any TV shows since a stroke rendered her mostly incapable...
  • Grammys Urge Female Celebs Not to Show Skin Tonight

    02/10/2013 7:27:16 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 21 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | February 10, 2013 | JP
    The 55th Annual Grammy Awards air tonight on CBS. Very much to its credit, the network has struck a blow this year for family viewing by issuing a wardrobe advisory to female attendees encouraging them to dress more like ladies not named Gaga and less like wannabe porn stars. Please be sure, the advisory stated, that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered. Thong type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack. And this: Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic. Please avoid sheer see-through...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [February 10, 2013]

    02/10/2013 6:24:49 AM PST · by Vision · 2 replies
    Is Your Ability to See God Blinded? "Lift up your eyes on high, and see who has created these things . . ." Isaiah 40:26 The people of God in Isaiahs time had blinded their minds ability to see God by looking on the face of idols. But Isaiah made them look up at the heavens; that is, he made them begin to use their power to think and to visualize correctly. If we are children of God, we have a tremendous treasure in nature and will realize that it is holy and sacred. We will see God reaching...
  • Heresy Gets Things Done

    02/10/2013 6:24:05 AM PST · by don-o · 79 replies
    Q: Okay, so weve worked our way through the uncounted millennia between the emergence of man and the first glimmers of revelation, then the six-thousand-something years it took God to gradually tease out what he had in mind for mankind. On the face of it, the whole thing seems suspicious. Why go through all these fits and starts? Why feed us a series of tantalizing hints, to spice up a steady diet of red herrings and dead ends? Whyif God is so simple, perfect, and benevolentdid he reveal himself to mankind through a series of clues it would take Sherlock...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (2/10/13)[Prayer]

    02/10/2013 5:40:50 AM PST · by left that other site · 16 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/10/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures El Nosei...The God Who ForgivesPsalm 99:8 יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהֵינוּ֮ אַתָּ֪ה עֲנִ֫יתָ֥ם אֵ֣ל נֹ֭שֵׂא הָיִ֣יתָ לָהֶ֑ם וְ֝נֹקֵ֗ם עַל־עֲלִילֹותָֽם׃ O LORD our God, You answered them; You were a forgiving God to them, And yet an avenger of their evil deeds.
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 02-10-13, Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    02/09/2013 8:41:03 PM PST · by Salvation · 44 replies ^ | 02-10-13 | Revised New American Bible
    February 10, 2013 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1Is 6:1-2a, 3-8 In the year King Uzziah died,I saw the Lord seated on a high and lofty throne,with the train of his garment filling the temple.Seraphim were stationed above. They cried one to the other,Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts!All the earth is filled with his glory!At the sound of that cry, the frame of the door shookand the house was filled with smoke. Then I said, Woe is me, I am doomed!For I am a man of unclean lips,living among a people of unclean...
  • Have You Come to Plunder? (Dispensational Caucus)

    02/09/2013 7:39:04 PM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 8 replies
    GracethruFaith ^ | February 9, 2013 | Jack Kelley
    Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish and all her villages will say to you, Have you come to plunder? Have you gathered your hordes to loot, to carry off silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods and to seize much plunder? (Ezekiel 38:13) These questions will be directed at the leaders of Magog (modern Russia) by the uninvolved nations as they witness the surprise attack on Israel, prophesied in Ezekiel 38-39. Almost everyone agrees this attack is still in our future, and many have wondered what type of plunder would prompt Russia to undertake such an...
  • Visions of Jesus appearing to Muslims?

    02/09/2013 5:00:30 PM PST · by wesagain · 61 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Feb 9, 2013 | Michael Carl
    Your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions, asserts the promise of God from the book of Joel. Yet some of those men reportedly seeing visions and dreams are neither Jews nor Christians but Muslims. Whats more, Middle East evangelists report the dreamers are coming to Christianity because of their visions of Jesus. According to a CBN report, Christian Middle East evangelist Hazem Farrajs television program Reflections is reaching a large Muslim audience. Farraj told CBN that he hears from Muslims who report having dreams or visions of Jesus. Tom Doyle, an evangelist, pastor...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    02/09/2013 4:54:35 PM PST · by Irish Rose · 10 replies
    February 9, 2013 | Irish Rose
    Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe. I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings. SelahFor you have heard my vows, O God; you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name. (Psalm 61:1-5)
  • A Church of One

    02/09/2013 2:28:44 PM PST · by NYer · 40 replies
    Catholic Answers ^ | February 9, 2013 | Karl Keating
    Have you ever come across one of those Protestant sectarians who, finding heretics on all sides, has reduced authentic Christianity to just himself? Everyone else has it wrongcertainly the historic churches but just as certainly the denominations he used to be part of. One by one he became disenchanted with them, serially leaving one church for an even smaller church, until at length it was just himself and another fellow, whom he discovered to be as foul a heretic as he had ever met.That left our sectarian alone but confident that he had settled in the true religionconfident, but...
  • Pope will announce on Monday date for canonization for over 800 saints

    02/09/2013 1:44:37 PM PST · by NYer · 75 replies
    Rome Reports ^ | February 9, 2013
    February 9, 2013. ( Benedict XVI will announce on Monday the date for the canonization of over 800 new saints for the Catholic Church, during a consistory with cardinals. Among the soon to be saints are Mother Laura, the first Colombian saint, and Mother Lupita, the second female Mexican saint.    Mother Lupita co-founded the religious congregation of the Handmaids of Saint Margaret Mary and of the Poor in Jalisco, Mexico. Mother Laura Montoya founded the Missionaries of St. Mary Immaculate and St. Catherine of Siena to help local indigenous people.  The rest of the large group are the 813...