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  • [Catholic Caucus] The Pope and Sodomy

    02/13/2018 6:35:51 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Church Militant ^ | February 12, 2018 | Michael Voris
    Has it appeared "odd" to anyone else that there are so many promoters of sodomy around Pope Francis? Hardly a week goes by where some outlandish gay thing after another fails to make an appearance in some manner, shape or form — from reports of the gay orgy in the apartment of Cdl. (Francesco) Coccopalmerio's assistant near the end of last year to Abp. (Vincenzo) Paglia's homoerotic painting to the gay-themed Nativity set in St. Peter's Square to gay cheerleaders Fr. James Martin and Fr. Thomas Rosica's special jobs in the Vatican bureaucracy to a very gay-friendly company running aspects of...
  • NJ Priest Praises Transgender Lutheran Pastor, Silence From Archdiocese

    02/13/2018 1:25:52 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Church Militant ^ | Anita Carey
    A diocese's double standard penalizes conservative priests but allows for others to openly praise transgender Lutheran ministers. Father Alexander Santora, pastor of Our Lady of Grace in Hoboken, New Jersey, wrote and tweeted praise for Lutheran Pastor Rose Beeson's renaming ceremony that was held on Sunday. "Hoboken's Lutherans Make history, in the spirit of Luther's 500," he tweets, "as Pastor Beeson transitions from Rose to Peter in renaming ceremony this Sunday." In his Faith Matters article he wrote for the Jersey Journal on February 7, he opened it with, "When Jesus called Simon to be his first apostle, he changed his name to...
  • [Cstholic Caucus] In the Name of Pope Francis, Cardinal Cupich Declares the End of Mortal Sin

    02/13/2018 11:28:56 AM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | February 13, 2018 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Cardinal Cupich to people living in sin: “No, you shall not die the death.” Made a cardinal by Pope Francis, who elevated him to the vertices of ecclesial power by installing him as Cardinal Archbishop of Chicago and appointing him to the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Bishops as well as the Congregation for Catholic Education, Blase Cupich is spearheading what can only be called the movement to destroy Catholic teaching concerning marriage and procreation that Francis officially launched with Amoris Laetitia (AL). In my last column I discussed George Weigel’s trenchant comment that “the Church doesn’t do paradigm shifts” because...
  • Balaam's Second Word;The Justification of Israel...Balaam pt 7

    And Balak said unto him, Come, I pray thee, with me unto another place, from whence thou mayest see them: thou shalt see but the utmost part of them, and shalt not see them all: and curse me them from thence. And he brought him into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered a bullock and a ram on every altar. And he said unto Balak, Stand here by thy burnt offering, while I meet the Lord yonder. And the Lord met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] A Pre-Lenten Preparation for Priests and a Request for Prayers from the Faithful

    02/13/2018 7:22:19 AM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-12-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Pre-Lenten Preparation for Priests and a Request for Prayers from the Faithful Msgr. Charles Pope • February 12, 2018 • Priests need to prepare for Lent too. The Book of the Prophet Malachi provides a kind of mini-examen for them.As we consider the sins of the priests enumerated below, please understand that neither the biblical text nor my commentary should be construed as meaning that all or even most priests are like this. Sadly, though, sins and shortcomings are far too common among the clergy. As priests must strive to be better and more holy, so must the...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 13 [Prayer and Meditation]

    02/13/2018 7:04:25 AM PST · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 13 (NKJV) Wisdom Loves Righteousness 01 A wise son heeds his father's instruction, 00 But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke. 02 A man shall eat well by the fruit of his mouth, 00 But the soul of the unfaithful feeds on violence. 03 He who guards his mouth preserves his life, 00 But he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction. 04 The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; 00 But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich. 05 A righteous man hates lying, 00 But a wicked man is...
  • Examining Calvin’s Rules of Prayer (Part 2) (Protestant/Evangelical Devotional)

    02/13/2018 7:00:09 AM PST · by Gamecock · 36 replies
    John Calvin’s third rule of prayer was that we must always pray with genuine feeling. Prayer is a matter of passion: “Many repeat prayers in a perfunctory manner from a set form, as if they were performing a task to God … They perform the duty from custom, because their minds are meanwhile cold, and they ponder not what they ask.” A fourth rule of prayer from Calvin was that it be always accompanied by repentance: “God does not listen to the wicked; that their prayers, as well as their sacrifices, are an abomination to them. For it is right...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/13/18)[Prayer]

    02/13/2018 6:21:18 AM PST · by left that other site · 19 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/13/18 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Meditating Upon The Names and Attributes of God 

"YHVH Magginenu - The LORD Our Defense" (Old Testament) Psalm 89:18 Indeed, our shield[a] belongs to the Lord,     our king to the Holy One of Israel. Footnotes: 1. Psalm 89:18 Or sovereign (End of Scripture Passage) 

"YHVH Magginenu - The LORD Our Defense" We pray for the Repentance, Restoration, and Renewal of Our Beloved Nation. For the LORD is our defense; and the Holy One of Israel is our king. New International Version (NIV) Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984,...
  • Evidence shows Pope Francis is a ‘principal in a cover-up’ of clergy sex-abuse in Chile: Expert

    02/13/2018 5:57:33 AM PST · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 12, 2018 | Lisa Bourne
    Those familiar with Jorge Bergoglio in Argentina before he became Pope Francis say it is a “classic” move of his to provide “mercy” to clergy who are sexual predators while asking everybody else to simply “move on,” said attorney and child advocate Elizabeth Yore on an EWTN show last week.  “I think this is a misplaced mercy. It is mercy for the predator priests,” she told EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo on the February 8 episode of World Over.  “There are many people who know the Pope from Argentina who have said this is classic Bergoglio to provide mercy to the predators...
  • The Joy of Anticipation

    02/13/2018 4:22:55 AM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it" (Phil. 1:6). God always finishes what He starts. All who love Christ desire to be like Him in spiritual perfection and absolute holiness. We want to please Him in every respect. However, that noble pursuit is often met with frustration and discouragement as human frailties and sin block our pathway. Paul's cry in Romans 7 is ours as well: "That which I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I...
  • Evidences of God's Power

    02/13/2018 4:22:25 AM PST · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know . . . what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might” (Ephesians 1:18-19). God’s power is seen in creation, preservation, redemption, and resurrection. Think of all the energy we get from the sun, and multiply that by the innumerable stars in space. But God by His great power created all the stars with no effort whatsoever: “By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - February 13, 2018

    02/13/2018 2:06:24 AM PST · by Jeanbl · 19 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 2/13/18 | Jeanbl
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 JOHN 5:14 Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. When the wicked thrive, so does sin . . . Therefore, if your hand causes you to fall into sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two hands and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] 47 bishops to take part in theology seminars on 'Amoris Laetitia'

    02/13/2018 1:30:51 AM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Natiional Catholic Reporter ^ | February 12, 2018 | Joshua J. McElwee
    Forty-seven Catholic bishops from across the U.S. will take part in a series of daylong seminars in mid-February aimed at helping them better understand and implement Pope Francis' 2016 apostolic exhortation on family life, Amoris Laetitia. The seminars will be led by a team of seven theologians and several bishops and held on separate days at Boston College, the University of Notre Dame and Santa Clara University. Among the speakers: Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C.; Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago; Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark, New Jersey; and Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego. The initiative was announced Feb....
  • [Catholc Caucus] Parolin Denies Christ as Divine Interpreter of Truth

    02/12/2018 9:10:53 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    February 12, 2018 ^ | February 12, 2018 | The Tenth Crusade
    Parolin Denies Christ as Divine Interpreter of Truth It's really spooky how brazenly diabolical this papacy conducts its affairs. I somehow missed some of Parolin's statements in this gem: The Vatican's Secretary of State defends the indefensible by denying the existence of Christ and His Authority to interpret Truth. Where does one start? This might possibly be the worst collection of lies from a Vatican spokesperson in the history of Christendom. The cardinal also said “no one should cling to the spirit of opposition to condemn his brother or use the past as an excuse to stir up new resentments...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Tuesday of Quinquagesima Week (Gueranger)

    02/12/2018 9:02:43 PM PST · by CMRosary
    THE FUNDAMENTAL RULE of Christian life is, as almost every page of the Gospel tells us, that we should live out of the world, separate ourselves from the world, hate the world. The world is that ungodly land which Abraham, our sublime model, is commanded by God to quit. It is that Babylon of our exile and captivity, where we are beset with dangers. The beloved disciple cries out to us: “Love not the world, nor the things which are in the world. If any man love the world, the charity of the Father is not in him.” Our...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-13-18

    02/12/2018 8:24:55 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies ^ | 02-13-18 | Revised New American Bible
    February 13, 2018 Tuesday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jas 1:12-18 Blessed is he who perseveres in temptation,for when he has been proven he will receive the crown of life that he promised to those who love him.No one experiencing temptation should say,"I am being tempted by God";for God is not subject to temptation to evil,and he himself tempts no one.Rather, each person is tempted when lured and enticed by his desire.Then desire conceives and brings forth sin,and when sin reaches maturity it gives birth to death. Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers and...
  • Anne Graham Lotz Gives Health Update on Father Billy Graham Ahead of 100th Birthday

    02/12/2018 7:21:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/12/2018 | By Leah MarieAnn Klett
    At nearly 100 years old, famed evangelist Billy Graham has a difficult time hearing, seeing, and moving around — yet his mind is still clear as ever, his daughter Anne Graham Lotz has revealed.The 69-year-old Lotz, the founder of AnGeL Ministries, gave an update on the health of her legendary father during a devotional delivered at Founder's Week, a week-long Bible conference on Moody Bible Institute's Chicago campus."I'd be remiss if I didn't bring you greetings from my father," she said. "I'm not sure he knows that I'm here. He doesn't track like he used to, but his mind is still clear.""He...
  • Catholics Warn of Church Schism if Vatican Makes a Deal with China

    02/12/2018 6:08:09 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/12/18 | Simon Denyer
    BEIJING — A group of influential Catholics published an open letter Monday to express their shock and disappointment about a report that the Vatican could soon reach a deal with the Chinese government, warning that it could create a schism in the church in China. The Holy See has been in negotiations for several years with the Chinese Communist Party and is now believed to be close to an agreement over the appointment of bishops in China. That agreement, under which responsibility for the appointment of bishops would probably be shared between the Vatican and the government, could pave the...
  • Nun’s Recovery Recognised as 70th Lourdes Miracle

    02/12/2018 6:04:36 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Sister Bernadette Moriau was miraculously cured in July 2008A French bishop declared Sunday that the recovery a long-debilitated nun made after she visited the shrine in Lourdes was a miracle, the 70th event to be recognised as an act of divine intervention at the world-famous pilgrimage site. Bishop Jacques Benoit-Gonin of Beauvais proclaimed the miracle nearly a decade after Bernadette Moriau attended a blessing of the sick ceremony at the Lourdes sanctuary in southern France. The Bishop of Lourdes, Nicolas Brouwet announced the declaration during Mass at the shrine’s basilica. The shrine in southern France where apparitions of Mary, Jesus’s...
  • Pelosi Invokes Catholic Faith to Defend Illegals, But Not to Protect Unborn, Nuns

    02/12/2018 6:01:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 21 replies ^ | 2/7/18 | Craig Bannister
    Wednesday, during her House filibuster in support of protecting people illegally in the U.S., particular minors (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or “DACA”), Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) invoked her Catholic faith: "Maybe I should bring my rosary blessed by the pope... his holiness, Pope Francis, or the one before that, Benedict," she added. "I have the honor and privilege of receiving rosaries blessed by several popes in my lifetime."She goes on to quote Pope Benedict and Saint Augustine on just government and the dangers of power. But, Pelosi has a long history of rejecting Catholic Church doctrine when it comes...