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  • Choose Your Pope!

    02/24/2013 3:38:56 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 19 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2-24-13 | Lutheran Satire
    The latest from Lutheran Satire. I think all critics(both Protestant and Roman Catholic alike) of theological liberalism can appreciate this one.
  • Defending the Faith: Top Book of Mormon expert Royal Skousen to lecture

    02/24/2013 3:13:06 PM PST · by Colofornian · 60 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Feb. 7, 2013 | Daniel Peterson
    Readers along Utah’s Wasatch Front will have a rare opportunity to hear from the foremost expert on the history of the text of the Book of Mormon between late February and the middle of March. In a series titled “25 Years of Research: What We Have Learned about the Book of Mormon Text,” professor Royal Skousen will discuss “The Original and Printer’s Manuscripts” (Tuesday, Feb. 26), “The Printed Editions” (Tuesday, March 5) and “The Nature of the Original Text” (Tuesday, March 12). A professor of linguistics and English language at BYU, Skousen is the founder of the “analogical modeling” approach...
  • Protestant Denominations, Catholics Sign Ecumenical ‘Mutual Recognition of Baptism’ Agreement

    02/24/2013 11:55:01 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 155 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | January 30, 2013 | Heather Clark
    Austin, Texas – Leaders from several Protestant denominations met with representatives from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops last night to sign an ecumenical document agreeing to recognize each other’s baptisms. The document, entitled “These Living Waters: Common Agreement on the Mutual Recognition of Baptism,” has been approximately four years in the making. The Presbyterian Church USA was reportedly the first to deliberate the move, followed by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.“The Common Agreement affirms that both Catholic and Reformed Christians hold that baptism is the sacramental bond of unity for the Body of Christ, which is to be performed...
  • The FALSE POPE – Saint Hildegard

    02/24/2013 10:05:01 AM PST · by JosephJames · 18 replies
    spirtffood.blogspot ^ | February 22, 2013 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    The FALSE POPE – Saint Hildegard Forewarned is forearmed! Saint HILDEGARD of BINGEN (d. 1179), the newest Doctor of the Church, wrote that when the new Pope is elected immediately before the Antichrist, a cardinal will kill the elected pope before he is crowned through jealousy, he wishing to be Pope himself. Then when the other cardinals elect the next Pope this cardinal will proclaim himself (anti) Pope, and two-thirds of the Christians will go with him. She notes that this Antipope as well as the Antichrist are descendents from the tribe of Dan. If this private revelation of St....
  • Homosexuality Incompatible With Priesthood

    02/24/2013 9:50:05 AM PST · by Gluteus Maximus · 140 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | 11-24-2010 | John Travis
    "Homosexuality is incompatible with the priestly vocation. Otherwise, celibacy itself would lose its meaning as a renunciation. It would be extremely dangerous if celibacy became a sort of pretext for bringing people into the priesthood who don't want to get married anyway," the pope said. The pope cited a 2005 Vatican document that drew a sharp line against priestly ordination of homosexuals. He said the document emphasized that homosexual candidates cannot become priests because their sexual orientation interferes with "the proper sense of paternity" that belongs to the priesthood. The pope said it was important to select priestly candidates very...
  • Longest-Married Couples Share Wonders of Matrimony

    02/24/2013 5:54:57 AM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    cny ^ | February 20, 2013 | CHRISTIE L. CHICOINE
    HAPPILY EVER AFTER—Cardinal Dolan congratulates Curtis and Wilhelmina Jones, one of many couples from the archdiocese honored on World Marriage Day, Feb. 11, at a reception after a Mass the cardinal celebrated at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The Joneses, who attend Mass at Resurrection Chapel of St. Charles Borromeo parish in Harlem, will mark their 70th anniversary April 21. At left, they show the cardinal their marriage certificate. Parents of six, the Joneses have 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson. A cigarette and a lollipop, not an arrow, were all Cupid needed to strike up the courtship of...
  • Pope Benedict says he is not 'abandoning the Church' (tens of thousands fill square)

    02/24/2013 5:34:49 AM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    cna ^ | February 24, 2013 | David Uebbing
    Pope Benedict XVI responds to the crowd at the Feb. 17, 2013 Angelus. Credit: Stephen Driscoll/CNA. Vatican City, Feb 24, 2013 / 05:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Around 120,000 pilgrims heard Pope Benedict XVI deliver his last Angelus address, in which he said that “the Lord called me to ‘climb the mountain,’ to devote myself even more to prayer and meditation,” a change that does not mean he is “abandoning the Church.” “Dear brothers and sisters,” the Pope said as he dwelt on the Sunday Gospel on the Transfiguration, “the Word of God feels particularly directed at me, at this...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [February 24, 2013]

    02/24/2013 5:28:16 AM PST · by Vision · 4 replies
    The Delight of Sacrifice "I will very gladly spend and be spent for your souls . . ." —2 Corinthians 12:15 Once “the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit,” we deliberately begin to identify ourselves with Jesus Christ’s interests and purposes in others’ lives (Romans 5:5). And Jesus has an interest in every individual person. We have no right in Christian service to be guided by our own interests and desires. In fact, this is one of the greatest tests of our relationship with Jesus Christ. The delight of sacrifice is...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (2/24/13)[Prayer]

    02/24/2013 5:02:46 AM PST · by left that other site · 26 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/24/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures YHVH Goelekh - The LORD Thy Redeemer(Isaiah 49:26&60:16) “You will also suck the milk of nations And suck the breast of kings; Then you will know that I, the Lord, am your Savior And your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.
  • Laws Needed to Protect Teens From Adults Forcing Abortions

    02/24/2013 2:17:38 AM PST · by kathsua · 14 replies
    Life News ^ | 2/21/13 | William Saunders and Mary Novick
    A brave 16-year-old girl, who is 10-weeks pregnant, won a case in Texas Family Court recently, which protects her from being forced by her parents to get an abortion. Her name has not been revealed because she is a minor. When this girl’s parents found out she was pregnant, they took measures to make her life miserable unless she agreed to have the abortion. They took away her phone and her car; they took her out of school; they forced her to get two jobs. The parents subjected the girl to verbal and physical threats; her mother even spoke of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 02-24-13, Second Sunday of Lent

    02/23/2013 8:49:25 PM PST · by Salvation · 48 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-24-13 | Revised New American Bible
    February 24, 2013   Second Sunday of Lent      Reading 1 Gn 15:5-12, 17-18 The Lord God took Abram outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars, if you can.Just so,” he added, “shall your descendants be.”Abram put his faith in the LORD, who credited it to him as an act of righteousness. He then said to him, “I am the LORD who brought you from Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land as a possession.”“O Lord GOD,” he asked, “how am I to know that I shall possess it?”He answered him,...
  • UK's Top Cardinal Accused of 'Inappropriate Acts' by Priests

    02/23/2013 7:46:31 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The Observer ^ | 2/23/13 | Catherine Deveney
    Three priests and former priest report Cardinal Keith O'Brien to Vatican over claims stretching back 33 yearsThree priests and a former priest in Scotland have reported the most senior Catholic clergyman in Britain, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, to the Vatican over allegations of inappropriate behaviour stretching back 30 years. The four, from the diocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh, have complained to nuncio Antonio Mennini, the Vatican's ambassador to Britain, and demanded O'Brien's immediate resignation. A spokesman for the cardinal said that the claims were contested. O'Brien, who is due to retire next month, has been an outspoken opponent of gay...
  • Mike the Martian and the Attack of the Argumentroid

    02/23/2013 7:43:33 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 17 replies
    John C Wright's Journal ^ | February 18, 2013 | John C Wright
    One of the argumentroids of Robert Heinlein has annoyed me for years. I was irked not the least because this particular argumentroid suckered me in my innocent youth, back when I was so proud of being a nonconformist, as were we all in my generation, and so proud of believing exactly what all the other nonconformists believed. But let me first explain what my silly made-up word is supposed to mean. I have always held that Science Fiction was never actually fiction stories about science. Instead, it is stories about fictional science. Writers routinely commended for the “hardness” of their...
  • Catholic Schools Will be Forced to Teach About Gay Marriage [UK]

    02/23/2013 7:28:43 PM PST · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    The Tablet ^ | 2/20/13
    Read correspondence between bishops and Equalities MinisterThis week the bishops' conference of England and Wales published its correspondence with Maria Miller, Minister for Women and Equalities, on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill. The Government rejected proposed amendments by the Church to its gay marriage Bill, and said the new definition of marriage will have to be taught in Catholic schools. The Church suggested a number of amendments to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill during a meeting with Culture Minister Maria Miller in January. In a letter to Archbishop Smith that was released yesterday, Ms Miller said teachers in...
  • The Original `Al HaNissim (music for Purim)

    02/23/2013 6:45:32 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1974 | Izhar Cohen
    Click on the link and enjoy! Purim sameach!
  • PRAISE THE LORD

    02/23/2013 6:42:09 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 2-23-13 | Jedediah
    Your proximity to My Spirit is where the anointing begins to take affect. So be engulfed in "My Will" for it is as I surround you that I AM magnified and miracles exist. "BE" My door mat and welcome ME into your presence for I will not be denied by a true heart filled with "MY LOVE". Psalm 22:3 3 But You are holy, Enthroned in the praises of Israel. Genesis 29:35 And she conceived again, and bare a son. And she said, This time will I praise Jehovah. Therefore she called his name Judah. And she left off bearing....
  • 7 Names The New Pope Should Avoid (No not that name!)

    02/23/2013 4:42:51 PM PST · by NYer · 80 replies
    NC Register ^ | February 22, 2013 | Patrick Archbold
    Of all the possible advice I could give to a new Pontiff, perhaps the most important would be on the subject of name selection. I wouldn't presume to tell the new Pope what name to pick, but I feel very qualified to tell him which names not to pick. All of the names below are previous names of Popes that should not be repeated. Let's just say they would send the wrong message or offer too many opportunities to detractors.Hilarius Picking this name is just asking for trouble. Trust me, Holy Father, it will be very difficult for you to...
  • Nun Implicated in Voter Fraud

    02/23/2013 4:36:54 PM PST · by NYer · 37 replies
    CMR ^ | February 20, 2013 | Matthew Archbold
    A nun has been implicated by prosecutors in a troubling case of election fraud, according to local news reports. It's been alleged by Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters that Sister Marge Kloos of the Sisters of Charity mailed in an absentee ballot of Sister Rose Marie Hewitt who had reportedly passed away on October 4th of last year. Deters sent a letter to the Board of Elections that said: Re: Deceased Voter Rose Marie Hewitt. Please be advised that sufficient information has been developed with respect to the above mentioned matter to determine that there is probable cause to believe...
  • German Bishops Aren’t the First to Allow for Plan B (USCCB approved in 2009)

    02/23/2013 3:50:49 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    truth and charity ^ | February 22, 2013
    This morning, a headline blazed across many Catholic computer screens stating German bishops’ decision to allow the ‘morning-after pill’ in rape cases. The article quoted Archbishop Robert Zollitsch of Freiburg as saying that the ‘morning-after pill’ could be used “as long as this has a prophylactic and not an abortive effect.” The outrage among faithful Catholics that such an announcement generates is understandable, as the bishops’ decision not only continues to create a market for the ‘morning-after pill’ but, more notably, dances a line between preventing pregnancy and killing a baby.What might surprise many Catholics is that the new position...
  • Communiqué of the Secretariat of State on the upcoming Conclave

    02/23/2013 1:51:46 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    rorate-caeli ^ | February 23, 2013
    The freedom of the College of Cardinals, which alone, under the law, is responsible for the election of the Roman Pontiff, has always been strongly defended by the Holy See, as a guarantee of a choice based on evaluations solely for the good of the Church. Over the centuries, the Cardinals have faced multiple forms of pressure exerted on the individual voters and the same College, with the aim of conditioning decisions, to bend them to a political or worldly logic. If in the past it was the so-called superpowers, namely States, who sought to condition the election of...