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  • Cardinal Keith O'Brien Resigns as Archbishop [UK]

    02/25/2013 7:14:37 AM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/25/13 | Robert Pigott
    Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, is stepping down as leader of the Scottish Catholic Church. It follows claims, which he contests, of inappropriate behaviour towards priests dating back to the 1980s. In a statement, the Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh apologised to those he had offended for "failures" during his ministry. The cardinal also confirmed he would not take part in the papal election. This means Britain will be unrepresented in the election of a new pontiff. The Vatican confirmed the cardinal has stepped down from his post. The Scottish Catholic Media Office said Pope...
  • Dorothy Day: Anarcho-Capitalist, Perhaps

    02/25/2013 6:57:30 AM PST · by ubipetrusest · 12 replies
    American Catholic ^ | February 17, 2011 | Bonchamps
    [Someone]brought my attention to the [recent] tug of war ... over the legacy of Dorothy Day ... between pro and anti-capitalists. The Catholic Worker has criticized both the NY Times and Fr. Robert Sirico of the Acton Institute on Day-related matters. Liberals can’t claim her ... because she was anti-abortion and loyal to Church teaching, obviously never having gone the way of radical disobedient feminism. But conservatives and libertarians can’t claim her either because she rejected capitalism.... Or did she? As best I can tell, she neither practiced it or preached it as a way of life.... If you don’t...
  • The 'strictest' secrecy: a look at how conclaves work

    02/25/2013 5:05:51 AM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    cna ^ | February 24, 2013
    St. Peter's Square. Credit: Camille King (CC BY-SA 2.0). Vatican City, Feb 24, 2013 / 01:12 pm (CNA).- Pope Benedict XVI's successor will soon be elected during a conclave, a secret vote of cardinals that will occur in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel next month. The number of cardinal-electors, who will travel to Rome from across the globe, is limited to 120, and only those cardinals who are not yet 80 are allowed to vote in the conclave. Conclaves are events of “the strictest secrecy,” to preserve the impartiality of proceedings. Cardinal-electors must “promise, pledge and swear...to maintain rigorous secrecy”...
  • Sounds of Hawks ~ Prayerful Singing

    02/25/2013 4:52:31 AM PST · by Revski · 1 replies
    This animated video of a US red shoulder hawk & Northwestern rough legged hawk and there cry, brook fish, farm pig, Galapagos tortoise and bullfrogs singing the chorus to the hymn, "Revive Us Again", are to inspire faith in Jesus our Lord & His view.
  • Pope will change rule for conclave date tomorrow [today]

    02/25/2013 4:46:09 AM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    cna ^ | February 24, 2013 | David Uebbing
    Pope Benedict XVI rests at his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo in July 2010. Credit: L'Osservatore Romano - Vatican Pool via Getty Images. Vatican City, Feb 24, 2013 / 03:16 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI will issue a motu proprio on Feb. 25, clearing the way for the College of Cardinals to choose a date in early March to begin the conclave for electing his successor. According to sources at the Vatican, Pope Benedict plans to publish a declaration on Monday that will enable the cardinals to select a date that is early than the 15-day waiting period...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/25/13)[Prayer]

    02/25/2013 4:42:16 AM PST · by left that other site · 21 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/25/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures YHVH Hashopet - The LORD the Judge (Judges 11:27) Therefore I have not sinned against thee, but thou doest me wrong to war against me. The Lord, the Judge, be judge this day between the children of Israel and the children of Ammon.”
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - February 25, 2013 [Devotional]

    02/25/2013 4:38:34 AM PST · by Vision · 3 replies
    Email ^ | 2/25/13 | Joel Osteen
    Hit the Delete Button Today's Scripture “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.” (Isaiah 43:18, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Our minds work a lot like a computer. The way we program it will determine how it’s going to function. You can have the most expensive, powerful computer you can find, but if you load the wrong software, it’s not going to perform at its best. In the same way, many people are not living a victorious life, not because there is something wrong with them, but because of what has been programmed in...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [February 25, 2013]

    02/25/2013 4:37:42 AM PST · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Destitution of Service ". . . though the more abundantly I love you, the less I am loved" —2 Corinthians 12:15 Natural human love expects something in return. But Paul is saying, “It doesn’t really matter to me whether you love me or not. I am willing to be completely destitute anyway; willing to be poverty-stricken, not just for your sakes, but also that I may be able to get you to God.” “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor . . .”...
  • Prayer request

    02/25/2013 4:04:22 AM PST · by redgolum · 27 replies
    Vanity
    A family close to us just lost their daughter at birth. Doctors do not know what happened. They are, as expected, devastated. Please pray for them in this difficult time. She was full term, and the check up on Tuesday showed that the little girl was fine and doing well.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-25-13

    02/24/2013 8:57:47 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-25-13 | Revised New American Bible
    February 25, 2013 Monday of the Second Week in Lent   Reading 1 Dn 9:4b-10 “Lord, great and awesome God,you who keep your merciful covenant toward those who love youand observe your commandments!We have sinned, been wicked and done evil;we have rebelled and departed from your commandments and your laws.We have not obeyed your servants the prophets,who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes,our fathers, and all the people of the land.Justice, O Lord, is on your side;we are shamefaced even to this day:we, the men of Judah, the residents of Jerusalem,and all Israel, near and far,in...
  • Moshiach (Messiah...in Hebrew) 101

    02/24/2013 7:19:06 PM PST · by Phinneous · 13 replies
    Chabad.ord ^ | 2/24/13 | Various and Sundry Rabbis
    Let's learn about Moshiach! A compilation site about the Messiah in Jewish teachings.
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    02/24/2013 6:40:37 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 16 replies
    2-24-13 | Kitty Mittens
    Psalm 103:17 The Lovingkindness of the Lord Endureth Forever and Ever upon them that Fear Him, And His Righteousness upon Children's Children.
  • Original Language of the Book of Mormon: Upstate New York Dialect, King James English, or Hebrew?

    02/24/2013 5:01:01 PM PST · by Colofornian · 64 replies
    BYU Maxwell Institute ^ | 1994 | Royal Skousen
    ...the original text of the Book of Mormon contains expressions which seem inappropriate or improper in some of their uses. For example, in the original text a good many occurrences of the phrase "and it came to pass" are found in inappropriate contexts. In his editing for the 1837 edition, Joseph Smith removed at least 47 of these apparently extraneous uses of this well-worked phrase. In most cases, there were two or more examples of "it came to pass" in close proximity; in some cases, nothing new had "come to pass."
  • Protestant scholar lauds Benedict's ecumenical strides

    02/24/2013 4:49:04 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    cna ^ | February 24, 2013 | Carl Bunderson
    Pope Benedict XVI. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk. Pasadena, Calif., Feb 24, 2013 / 04:03 pm (CNA).- Pope Benedict has been a leader devoted to ecumenical efforts, according to a professor of Christian history and ecumenism at Fuller Theological Seminary, a Protestant school in Pasadena, Calif. “I have appreciated his commitment to ecumenism,” Cecil M. Robeck, Jr., who is also a minister in the Assemblies of God, an ecclesial community in the Pentecostal tradition, told CNA Feb. 19. Robeck participated in the third inter-faith gathering at Assisi with Pope Benedict in 2011, and corresponded with him when he was still prefect of...
  • QUESTION: Wat If ... God Sent A Plague Of Flys And The United States Didn't Notice

    02/24/2013 4:18:02 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 34 replies
    www.BibleStudyTools.com ^ | Feb 24, 2012 | Yosemitest
    Here in eastern central Mississippi, the common house fly is the talk of the community. Fly paper is getting hard to buy, and plastic zip-lock bags full of water tacked to trees close to the doors of the houses, are seen everywhere. Maybe it's the wet season and the temperatures above freezing that have allowed the woods to bloom with house flies, because they're everywhere. Or maybe it's the scarceness of birds and bats, that consume the flies. Honey bees aren't as prevalent in the woods as they use to be, and black hornets are just as rare. Something is...
  • 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...