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  • Cardinal Peter Turkson, Shhh (Catholic Caucus)

    02/13/2013 2:21:22 PM PST · by NYer · 11 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | February 13, 2012 | PATRICK ARCHBOLD
    Cardinal Peter Turkson gave a wide ranging interview to the UK Telegraph about his vision and what it would mean if he is elected Pope. He told The Daily Telegraph Tuesday that his biggest challenge, should he be elected, would be to maintain an orthodox Catholic doctrine while "at the same time knowing how to apply it so that you do not become irrelevant in a world that has continuous changes". Cardinal Turkson, who holds one of the most important jobs in the Roman Curia and has been repeatedly promoted by Pope Benedict, was quick to take a conservative line...
  • Vatican releases schedule for Pope's final days

    02/13/2013 1:44:21 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    cna ^ | February 12, 2013 | David Uebbing
    Father Federico Lombardi addresses the press on Feb. 11, 2013 about Pope Benedict XVI's resignation. Credit: David Uebbing/ CNA. Vatican City, Feb 13, 2013 / 06:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The last days of Pope Benedict XVI will include three public appearances, a meeting with the priests of Rome, Lenten spiritual exercises, and audiences with politicians and cardinals. Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi detailed the final events of the Pope’s schedule for the press at a Feb. 13 meeting. The first event on the list is Ash Wednesday Mass this evening in St. Peter’s Basilica, which will be his final...
  • Gay rights activists demand DC Comics fire Mormon Superman writer (Orson Scott Card)

    02/13/2013 1:03:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 13, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    <p>A writer for DC Comics Superman series has come under attack by homosexual rights activists, who view his work as anti-gay and want him fired.</p> <p>Orson Scott Card is one of a team of writers and artists to create the new digital DC Comics product, Adventures of Superman, according to a report from Fox News. Mr. Card is a Mormon and vocal opponent of gay marriage. Fox News reported he once referred to same-sex marriage as the end of democracy in American and suggested the left is at war with the family.</p>
  • Bill Maher: Priests Would OK Birth Control if Altar Boys Got Pregnant

    02/13/2013 12:46:46 PM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    LN ^ | Noel Sheppard
    There clearly is no limit to Bill Mahers depravity. On TBSs Conan Tuesday, the comedian beloved by the liberal media said that Catholic priests would use birth control if altar boys could get pregnant (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary): Not surprisingly during his discussion with Maher, host Conan OBrien brought up the announcement earlier this week that the Pope was resigning. What a marvelous topic for a man who in 2008 said the Pope used to be a Nazi and is the leader of a child-abusing religious cult. As such, having been perfectly teed up by his host,...
  • On Ash Wednesday

    02/13/2013 9:53:43 AM PST · by ELS · 5 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | February 13, 2013 | Benedict XVI
    On Ash Wednesday "The forty days of Lent recall Israels sojourn in the desert and the temptations of Jesus at the beginning of His public ministry." Vatican City, February 13, 2013 (Zenit.org). Before delivering his catechesis today, the Holy Father said the following to the faithful present: "Dear Brothers and Sisters, As you know, I have decided [applause] Thank you for your sympathy, I have decided to give up the ministry that the Lord has entrusted to me on April 19, 2005. I did this in full freedom for the good of the Church, after having prayed at length and...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (ADVOCATUS DIABOLI), 02-13-13

    02/13/2013 9:26:25 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 02-13-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (ADVOCATUS DIABOLI) A popular name for the advocate of God, the Vatican official who is the promoter of the cause in a process of beatification and canonization. The name arose from the fact that he is required to raise objections to a person's alleged sanctity or reputation for having worked miracles. 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

    02/13/2013 9:26:18 AM PST · by Hiskid · 11 replies
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  • Top candidate to be next Pope has ties to creation of global economic system

    02/13/2013 8:43:02 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 75 replies
    Examiner ^ | 11 Feb 13 | Kenneth Schortgen Jr
    On Feb. 10, the world was shocked to hear that Pope Benedict would step down from his Papal office on Feb. 28, and become the first leader of the Catholic church to resign from office in over 500 years. However, speculation for his replacement is already under way, and the front runner to become the next Pope has strong ties to the creation of a global economic system, as well as being a prime candidate to an ancient Catholic prophecy suggesting he would help lead the world into a new order. The front runner to be the next pope...
  • Benedict XVI: Reasons Revolutionary

    02/13/2013 8:14:18 AM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The National Review Online ^ | 2/11/13 | Samuel Gregg
    Ever since I started writing about Joseph Ratzinger in the late 1990s, two qualities about the man impressed me. The first was his quiet but clear love of Christ as a living Person rather than the vague abstraction of liberal, often atheist theologians. The second was Ratzingers genuine humility. Intellectually, Ratzinger far surpassed the usual suspects who want to turn Catholicism into something between the disaster otherwise known as the Church of England, and the rather sad leftist-activism of aging nuns stuck in 1968. But against the increasingly-absurd rants of a Hans Kung or Leonardo Boff, Ratzinger simply continued defending...
  • Why the Popes resignation matters to Protestants

    02/13/2013 6:48:52 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 37 replies
    Times-Union ^ | February 12, 2013 | Rev. Alan Rudnick
    Surprise and shock are an understatement when it comes to Pope Benedict XVIs resignation. Only a handful of Popes have called it quits. The Popes decision continues to spark speculation about who the next leader of the Roman Catholic Church will be. This decision will have far reaching impact for Catholics around the world and certainly for Protestants. As most readers know, Im not Catholic. Im an American Baptist clergyman. I come from a tradition that fought to continue the reforms of the Church of England. Baptists were one of the many English separatist groups that wanted to go further...
  • Some Interesting Tidbits From Todays Vatican press conference

    02/13/2013 6:34:25 AM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 2/12/13 | Catherine Harmon
    Father Federico Lombardi, SJ, director of the Vatican Press Office, met today with reporters to answer questions concerning yesterdays surprising announcement of the Holy Fathers impending resignation. Catholic News Service has a very thorough report on the meeting, which yielded many interesting details about Pope Benedicts decision and what the coming weeks will hold; that story can be read here. Vatican Radios report on Lombardis remarks is here. Some items of particular interest: Father Lombardi confirmed that Pope Benedict has a pacemaker, and that it was put in before his election to the papacy. He also confirmed that Benedict...
  • Pope Decided to Resign After Cuba Trip, Vatican Advisor Says

    02/13/2013 6:27:23 AM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Vatican City, Feb 13, 2013 / 12:01 am (CNA).- Pope Benedict XVIs decision to step down from his office was made soon after his trip to Mexico and Cuba in March 2012, according to a senior communications officer at the Vatican. What's interesting is how long ago this decision was made, shortly after the Pope's trip to Cuba, which was in March of last year, said Vatican advisor Greg Burke. On Feb. 11, Pope Benedict XVI announced to a gathering of cardinals in Rome that he no longer has the strength to carry out the office of the papacy and...
  • Pope Says He's Resigning for the 'Good of Church'

    02/13/2013 6:22:41 AM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Associated Press via Yahoo News ^ | 2/13/13 | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY (AP) Looking tired but serene, Pope Benedict XVI told the thousands who gathered for his weekly audience that he was resigning for "the good of the church" an extraordinary scene that unfolded in his first appearance since dropping the bombshell announcement. The 85-year-old Benedict basked in more than a minute-long standing ovation when he entered the packed hall for his traditional Wednesday catechism lesson. He was interrupted repeatedly by applause, and many in the audience of thousands had tears in their eyes. A huge banner reading "Grazie Santita" (Thank you Your Holiness) was strung up at...
  • Watch for the Anti-Catholics To Weigh in on the Papal Succession

    02/13/2013 5:33:44 AM PST · by NYer · 40 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 12, 2013 | Hugh Hewitt
    Because the Roman Catholic Church adamantly defends life in the womb, the oldest and most infirm and the institution of marriage, it has legions of foes spread throughout major media. Those critics will surface repeatedly between now and the selection of the new pope to use the occasion to sling their stones. It is a fun time, really, since they know almost nothing of which they speak, and their agenda journalism is of so little consequence unlike the MSM's recent interventions in the presidential election. There are very good commentators on the Church and the proceedings at the Vatican, and...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (2/13/13)[Prayer]

    02/13/2013 5:25:50 AM PST · by left that other site · 25 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/13/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New JourneyThe Names of God in The Scriptures El Simchath Gili - GOD My Exceeding Joy(Psalms 43:4) Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God
  • Why Mormonism will Surrender to Homosexuality

    02/13/2013 4:44:23 AM PST · by spirited irish · 299 replies
    Renew America ^ | Feb. 13, 2013 | Linda Kimball
    The Mormonism Research Ministry is a missionary/apologetics organization organized in 1979 to propagate the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to critically evaluate the differences between Mormonism and biblical Christianity. Of the many crucial differences, the Mormon rejection of the Genesis account of supernatural creation ex nihilo in favor of a naturalistic account is just one of many pressing differences. MRM reveals that Joseph Smith taught that matter is eternal and the Mormon God Elohim had no power to create out of nothing. Elohim merely reorganized already present elements, which have no beginning or end and cannot be destroyed: "Since Mormons...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - February 13, 2013 [Devotional]

    02/13/2013 4:41:05 AM PST · by Vision
    Email ^ | 2/13/13 | Joel Osteen
    Anointed to Be You Today's Scripture I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14, NIV. Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Did you know that when you compare yourself to others or wish you were like someone else, its like saying He just didnt do a good job? Its actually like saying, God, why did You make me subpar? Why did You make me less than? Realize today, God didnt make anyone inferior. He didnt make any person second class. No, you are a masterpiece! You...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [February 13, 2013]

    02/13/2013 4:40:06 AM PST · by Vision · 3 replies
    Are You Listening to God? "They said to Moses, ’You speak with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die’ `" —Exodus 20:19 We don’t consciously and deliberately disobey God— we simply don’t listen to Him. God has given His commands to us, but we pay no attention to them— not because of willful disobedience, but because we do not truly love and respect Him. “If you love Me, keep My commandments” (John 14:15). Once we realize we have constantly been showing disrespect to God, we will be filled with shame and...
  • Peter Turkson Reveals Vision For The Church And "Alternative Lifestyles"

    02/13/2013 3:42:57 AM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | February 13, 2013 | Malcolm Moore
    Cardinal Peter Turkson, a 64-year-old Ghanaian prelate, is the bookmaker's early favourite to succeed Pope Benedict XVI. He told The Daily Telegraph Tuesday that his biggest challenge, should he be elected, would be to maintain an orthodox Catholic doctrine while "at the same time knowing how to apply it so that you do not become irrelevant in a world that has continuous changes".
  • Require All U.S. Muslims to Repudiate Atrocities in Saudi Arabia or Be Deported.

    02/12/2013 10:55:05 PM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 16 replies
    CST News ^ | February 10, 2013 | Dr. Don Boys
    In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the ruling family is the House of Saud consisting of 25,000 princes and princesses who own most of the valuable land and live a royal life of leisure, laziness, license, and luxury, all provided by the purchase of oil. Saudi Arabia produces 25% of the worlds oil and with those funds they sponsor, support, and give succor to the Muslim extremists in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Plus, they founded and now direct 80% of U.S. mosques! They also support the rebels in Syria and have demanded the resignation of Assad, Despot of Damascus. It is...