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  • Three Teachings from the Lord on Prayer

    07/24/2016 7:30:37 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-23-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Three Teachings from the Lord on Prayer Msgr. Charles Pope • July 23, 2016 • Photo by Michael Hoyt for the Catholic StandardLast week’s Gospel featured the Lord insisting that prayer was “the one thing necessary.” This week, we see the disciples’ request that the Lord teach them on prayer. In answer, the Lord gives three basic teachings or prescriptions for prayer.Let’s look at these three prescriptions. I. Pattern of Prayer – The Gospel opens as follows: Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(7/24/16)[Prayer]

    07/24/2016 6:27:14 AM PDT · by left that other site · 5 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 7/24/16 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible John The Gospels) (John 18) 18When he had finished praying, Jesus left with his disciples and crossed the Kidron Valley. On the other side there was a garden, and he and his disciples went into it. 2Now Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples. 3So Judas came to the garden, guiding a detachment of soldiers and some officials from the chief priests and the Pharisees. They were carrying torches, lanterns and weapons. 4Jesus, knowing all that was going to...
  • A light from the East grows in Massachusetts

    07/24/2016 4:56:58 AM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies
    Aletelial ^ | July 24, 2016 | John Burger
    L to R:Bishop Gregory Mansour, Mother Marla Marie, Bechara Cardinal Rai, and 2 member of the community Marla Lucas had just graduated from college and was ready to embark on a career in journalism. But, as often happens, someone came along whose deeply magnetic personality led her to change her plans.“Jesus made it clear to me that my life was meant to be offered as a consecrated religious to serve his people,” she said. “I was captivated by His love and drawn deeply to let go, leave all things and to follow him.”After a year of discernment, Lucas entered a...
  • Turkey ~Let Those in Judea Flee - Matthew 24 (video)

    07/24/2016 12:36:31 AM PDT · by Lera · 8 replies
    Believers in Grace Fellowship ^ | Jul 20, 2016 | Pastor Bill Randles
    video at link
  • Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Pokmon Master at Catching Souls?

    07/24/2016 12:25:15 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    ncregister.com ^ | 07/21/2016 | PETER JESSERER SMITH
    The new location-based game Pokmon Go designates churches as Pok stops and Catholic ministries are taking advantage of a new opportunity to connect with youth and adults.
  • Inheriting Heaven or Hell

    07/24/2016 12:13:56 AM PDT · by metmom · 16 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "[God] caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead" (1 Pet. 1:3). Everyone receives an eternal inheritanceeither Heaven or Hell. We have seen several aspects of the believer's inheritance, and will see more in future days. But realize that unbelievers also will receive an inheritance, for Jesus will say to them, "Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels. . . . And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life" (Matt. 25:41,...
  • Self-Control

    07/24/2016 12:13:28 AM PDT · by metmom · 5 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    And in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance . . . (2 Peter 1:6). Personal self-control demonstrates the certainty of your salvation. In Peters day, the word translated self-control was used to describe athletes. The successful ones abstained from sexual activity and an unhealthy diet for the sake of disciplined training exercises. You practice personal self-control when you control your desires and dont allow them to control you. Let me share some practical tips that have helped me with self-control. 1. Start small. For example, begin by cleaning your bedroom or office, then extend that discipline to the...
  • Events in Turkey! AntiChrist Origin? Giving Up Salvation? - "The Briefing Room" QA (video)

    07/23/2016 11:57:17 PM PDT · by Lera · 3 replies
    Koinonia House ^ | Jul 20, 2016 | Chuck Missler
    full title : Events in Turkey! AntiChrist Origin? Giving Up Salvation? - "The Briefing Room" QA July 20th 2016 This week, Chuck and Ron discuss some more of your questions. If you would like to skip to a particular question, please use the times below: 00:50 - What is going on in Turkey? 15:49 - Will The AntiChrist come form Turkey? 20:30 - Did Enoch write the book of Enoch? 24:46 - What Rewards and Crowns can ewe earn? 29:01 - Are Angels outside of time, like God? 30:32 - Was Noah acting out prophesy, like the Rapture? 32:55 -...
  • God's Motive for Your Inheritance

    07/23/2016 11:37:41 PM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "According to His great mercy" (1 Pet. 1:3). Every dimension of life, whether physical or spiritual, is a testimony to Gods mercy. When God saved you and granted you an eternal inheritance, it wasn't because you were special or more deserving of His love and grace than others. It was because He sovereignly chose to love you and extend His great mercy to you. That's why Paul said, "God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you...
  • Knowledge

    07/23/2016 11:37:04 PM PDT · by metmom · 10 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    . . . in your moral excellence, knowledge (2 Peter 1:5). Moral excellence cannot develop in an intellectual vacuum. Its a frightening thing to realize the extent to which our culture downplays knowledge in favor of emotions. These days people are more likely to ask, How will it make me feel? instead of, Is it true? Sadly, the church has bought into the spirit of the age. Many people go to church, not to learn the truths of Gods Word, but to get an emotional high. The focus of theological discussion also reflects the contemporary hostility to knowledge. To a...
  • The defining Question about Sola Scriptura and Tradition

    07/23/2016 8:40:34 PM PDT · by boatbums · 42 replies
    Apologetics and Agape ^ | May 25, 2016 | Ken Temple
    Has the Roman Catholic Church infallibly defined a single word of Jesus or an apostle, that is not found in Scripture? Dr. James White to Mitch Pacwa I cannot think of any. Mitch Pacwa This shows that everything the church needed for ministry was written down in the Scriptures. That is the clear implication of the verses below; and combined with the early churchs understanding of the rule of faith / apostolic tradition, when it is specifically spelled out, it indicates that everything needed was written down in the NT. Jude 3 the faith was once for all delivered...
  • Fifty years of the other "Ottaviani intervention" [Catholic Caucus]

    07/23/2016 8:19:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 7/24/ 1996 - 7/24/2016 | Alfredo Cardinal Ottaviani / Augustinus
    Today marks the 50th anniversary of one of the first doctrinal documents to be released by the old Holy Office under the new appellation "Doctrine of the Faith", the circular letter Cum Oecumenicum Concilium. The Latin text can be found in Acta Apostolicae Sedis 58 (1966), pp. 659-661. Signed only 7 months after the end of Vatican II by Alfredo Cardinal Ottaviani, the last Secretary of the Holy Office (1959 - 1965) and Pro-Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith from 1965 until January 1968, it demonstrates the rapidity with which open heresy spread even more in...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 07-24-16, Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    07/23/2016 7:58:39 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-24-16 | Revised New American Bible
    July 24, 2016 Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Gn 18:20-32 In those days, the LORD said: "The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great,and their sin so grave,that I must go down and see whether or not their actionsfully correspond to the cry against them that comes to me. I mean to find out." While Abraham's visitors walked on farther toward Sodom,the LORD remained standing before Abraham. Then Abraham drew nearer and said:"Will you sweep away the innocent with the guilty? Suppose there were fifty innocent people in the city;would you wipe out the place, rather...
  • Spin Of The Year (Possibly the most heretical seminary in the US is going out of business)

    07/23/2016 4:16:43 PM PDT · by NRx · 62 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 07-21-2016 | Rod Dreher
    The Very Rev. Katherine Ragsdale, lesbian cleric and then president and dean of Episcopal Divinity School, delivers 2009 'abortion is a blessing' address (National Organization for Women/Flickr) Via the Episcopal News Service, a press release revealing that the ultramegaliberal Episcopal Divinity School is winding things down: Episcopal Divinity School will cease to grant degrees at the end of the upcoming academic year, the seminarys board of trustees decided July 21 on a 11-4 vote. During the next year, the board will explore options for EDSs future, some of which were suggested by a specially convened Futures Task Force to...
  • Signers of Document Critiquing 'Amoris Laetitia' Revealed

    07/23/2016 3:43:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    The National Catholic Reporter ^ | 7/22/16 | Joshua McElwee
    An until now unpublished list of names attached to a critique of Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation on family life shows the signatories to include professors at diocesan seminaries, a member of a pontifical academy, and the head of the church's ecclesiastical structure in Afghanistan. The signatories had sent a letter to the world's Catholic cardinals asking them to "respond to the dangers to Catholic faith and morals" from Francis' Amoris Laetitia ("The Joy of Love") The letter, which attracted press coverage earlier in the month as a possible sign of wider disagreement with Amoris Laetitia, was sent to Italian Cardinal...
  • Vatican Statement Accuses Polish Politicians of Whipping Up Fear Against Muslims

    07/23/2016 3:31:41 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 39 replies
    La Stampa-Vatican Insider ^ | 7/23/17 | Christopher Lamb
    Bishops spokesman stresses Church in Poland has welcomed refugees as country prepares to welcome Francis for World Youth DayJust days before Pope Francis visit to Poland a Vatican statement has denounced an artificially created fear of Muslims which it says is being fed by some political parties in the country. The press release, released by the Holy See but written by spokesman for the Polish Bishops, describes Poland as ethnically homogenous and that immigration is a relatively new phenomenon seen as strange to the average Polish person. For this reason, even through the official statistics relating to foreign citizens legally...
  • Was an Anti-Abortion Bishop Too Outspoken?

    07/23/2016 11:40:48 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 31 replies
    http://content.time.com ^ | September 2, 2009 | Amy Sullivan
    For suddenly departing politicians and CEOs, the standard line is to "spend time with family." Now the Catholic Church may have its own version of this unconvincing, stock answer. On Aug. 31, Joseph Martino, the controversial bishop from Scranton, Pa., stunned longtime church watchers by announcing that he was resigning his post because of problems with insomnia and fatigue. The Catholic leader, who has gained national prominence for his outspoken pro-life advocacy and aggressive criticism of pro-choice Democratic politicians, is still more than a decade away from reaching the church's automatic retirement age of 75. Martino's abrupt resignation, along with...
  • Eucharist in the creed?

    07/23/2016 9:19:23 AM PDT · by Salvation · 45 replies
    OSV.com ^ | 07-20-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Eucharist in the creed? Msgr. Charles Pope Question: The true presence of Christ in the Eucharist is central to our Catholic faith, and many converts say it was essential to their conversion. If this is so, why is the true presence not mentioned at all in the Nicene or Apostles Creeds? Should it not be added at the end where we state things like our belief in the Communion of Saints, the resurrection of the body and so forth? — Jerry Roventini, via email Answer: There are many things that are not mentioned in the Nicene Creed. There is no...
  • Will Most Baptized Christians Go To Heaven?

    07/23/2016 8:18:41 AM PDT · by pinochet · 119 replies
    Calvinists teach that a tiny percentage of baptized Christians known as the "elect" will go to heaven. But most Christians are not Calvinists. If human meritocracy is not needed to get to heaven, shouldn't the majority of baptized Christians go to heaven?
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(7/23/16)[Prayer]

    07/23/2016 7:27:52 AM PDT · by left that other site · 19 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 7/23/16 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible John The Gospels) (John 17) 17After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. 2For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. 3Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. 4I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. 5And now,...
  • Hillary's VP pick: The worst kind of Catholic politician

    07/23/2016 7:16:55 AM PDT · by NYer · 41 replies
    Little Catholic Bubble ^ | July 22, 2016
    A predictable pick by Hillary Clinton. Pandering to the Catholic vote, and in light of the fact that the majority of Catholics in America are poorly catechized and barely practicing, she tags Virginia Senator Tim Kaine for her running mate, a manwho is a "Catholic but": In an interview in the Capitol, Kaine -- a Catholic who personally opposes abortion -- says his views on the issue have not changed over his career. But asked if he would characterize himself as "pro-life," he said: "I've never embraced labels." "I have a traditional Catholic personal position, but I am very...
  • The solution to racial war (The Cross and the Switchblade movie)

    07/23/2016 5:39:35 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 18 replies
    www.peacebyjesus.com ^ | 7-23-2016 | daniel1212
    The solution to racial war. All lives matter, but the problem is sin, not skin (though aspects of cultural can be sinful). The Cross and the Switchblade movie (1969, copyright Dick Ross and associates, and which can be seen here) is about the true story which is told in the book, the Cross and the Switchblade written in 1962. The movie (which mostly used local talent) stars Pat Boone as David Wilkerson and Erik Estrada as Nicky Cruz, the teen gang member whose life was dramatically transformed by Christ. Nicky was the leader of the notorious Brooklyn Puerto Rican gang...
  • WaPo: A "Pope Francis Catholic" can have a 100% rating from Planned Parenthood, NARAL

    07/23/2016 4:33:28 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | July 22, 2016 | Carl E. Olson
    Just one example of how the secular media is going to spin, spin, and spin some more in the quest to provide cover for pro-abort, pro-homosexual politicians. (us.fotolia.com/JJAVA) UPDATED (9:15pm, Pacific; July 22): Sen. Kaine has been chosen to be Hillary Clinton's running mate. In the meantime, CWR's managing editor, Catherine Harmon, reminded me of this interesting story from last year:  U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, a practicing Catholic and former missionary, had a clear message Wednesday for Pope Francis: Allow women to become priests. Kaine said ending the church's centuries-old rule that only men can be ordained would be the most significant...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-23-16, OM, St. Bridget, Religious

    07/22/2016 10:51:39 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-23-16 | Revised New American Bible
    July 23, 2016 Saturday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jer 7:1-11 The following message came to Jeremiah from the LORD:Stand at the gate of the house of the LORD,and there proclaim this message:Hear the word of the LORD, all you of Judahwho enter these gates to worship the LORD!Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel:Reform your ways and your deeds,so that I may remain with you in this place.Put not your trust in the deceitful words:This is the temple of the LORD!The temple of the LORD! The temple of the LORD!Only if...
  • [Archbishop] Nienstedt Denies Misconduct, Said He Was Targeted for Opposing Gay Marriage

    07/22/2016 4:37:19 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Twin Cities.com ^ | 7/21/16 | Marino Eccher
    John Nienstedt, the former archbishop of the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul, said accusations of sexual misconduct against him were part of a false smear campaign in response to his opposition to gay marriage. Nienstedts denial came in a statement Wednesday night, first issued to KSTP and Minnesota Public Radio. That followed the release of internal church documents alleging the Vatican had sought to derail an independent investigation that turned up credible evidence against him. Nienstedt resigned last year as archbishop and returned to his home state of Michigan. He was briefly involved with a diocese there but left...
  • Heil to the Progressive Coming Utopia

    07/22/2016 2:19:48 PM PDT · by truthxchange · 9 replies
    www.truthXchange.com ^ | 07/22/2016 | Dr. Peter Jones
    Commentators in major national newspapers in Scotland are aghast. A 100-member youth choir from a Southern Baptist church in Plano, Texas gave a free concert at a shopping center in Edinburgh. The journalists compared this event to Nazi or ISIS propaganda. One asserted: as a nation we should be stating clearly: bigots are not welcome here. Scotland is the land of John Knox, the great Scotts reformer (151372), and of the young, deeply spiritual Robert Murray McCheyne (181343) who declared: The Christian is a person who makes it easy for others to believe in God. Now Scotland is a land...
  • Popes climate encyclical made possible passage of pro-abortion SDGs: UN leader [Catholic Caucus]

    07/22/2016 2:04:29 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 22, 2016 | Lianne Laurence
    Pope Francis reaffirmed the Vaticans support for the UNs Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at a June pontifical conference on human trafficking that featured an address by abortion and population control advocate Jeffrey Sachs. We can also count an important and decisive collaboration with the United Nations, the Holy Father told the Judges Summit Against Human Trafficking and Organized Crime, organized by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. Added the pope: I am grateful for the fact that the representatives of the 193 UN member states unanimously approved the new Sustainable Development Goals. In his turn, Sachs, a Harvard-educated economist, bestselling...
  • Your Soul is Worth More than Your Vote (Catholic Caucus)

    07/22/2016 1:32:34 PM PDT · by rwa265 · 49 replies
    shamelesspopery.com ^ | July 20, 2016 | Joe Heschmeyer
    Its election season, and Ive hesitated to say much on the subject for many reasons. One of those reasons is because our obsession with politics is unhealthy and unholy (in that it reflects our fixation on this life rather than the next, and on worldly power instead of true discipleship). Another is that this election season has been like watching a slow-burning dumpster fire. I dont plan to tell you how to vote, but I do want to establish a few basic principles: No well-formed Catholic should feel comfortable with Trump or Clinton; Thus, voters face a difficult decision this...
  • Syria: Patriarch Blasts Western Efforts to Remove Assad

    07/22/2016 7:26:35 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    The head of the Syriac Catholic Churchan Eastern Catholic Church in full communion with the Holy Seeoffered strong criticism of American, French, English, [and] European Union politicians whose efforts to remove President Bashar al-Assad have led to a nightmare for the regions Christians. Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III Yonan told the National Catholic Register that Syria was a place where they were fighting against illiteracy, where you had medical care for all, a peaceful country, where you could go wherever you wanted to go, 24 hours a day without any problem they [the Western powers] find it has a dictatorship...
  • Pro-Life Medics Face Harassment and Discrimination, Admits Doctors Union [UK]

    07/22/2016 7:22:17 AM PDT · by marshmallow
    The Catholic Herald ^ | 7/21/16 | Simon Caldwell
    Inquiry finds that doctors who conscientiously object to abortion are denied career choicesDoctors who refuse to take part in abortions are suffering increasingly from harassment and discrimination at work, the British Medical Association has told MPs. Healthcare professionals are complaining to the union that they are facing pressure to take part in abortions and confronted with glass ceilings to advancement when they refuse, a new report reveals today. The BMA highlighted the problem in written evidence submitted to a parliamentary inquiry into the working of the conscience clause of the 1967 Abortion Act. The BMA said in its evidence that...
  • Why is Original Sin Called the Sin of Adam?"

    07/22/2016 7:20:58 AM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-21-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Why is Original Sin Called the “Sin of Adam”? Msgr. Charles Pope • July 21, 2016 • Original sin is that first sin of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, committed when they ate the forbidden fruit of the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Gen 3:1-7). And while it clearly involved both of them, Scripture and Tradition refer to it formally as the “Sin of Adam” or “Adam’s Sin,” not the “Sin of Adam and Eve.” It is also described as coming to us “through one man,” not “through a man and a woman.”...
  • Pope Issues Rules to Help Contemplative Women be Beacons for the World

    07/22/2016 7:15:02 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 7/22/16 | Carol Glatz
    Every institute of contemplative women religious will have to revise its constitutions in light of the new documentIn an effort to help contemplative women religious renew their life and mission in the Church and the world, Pope Francis has issued a series of new rulings dealing with formation, assets, prayer life, authority and autonomy. The new rulings include a mandate that initially, all monasteries are to be part of a federation based on an affinity of spirit and traditions with the aim of facilitating formation and meeting needs through sharing assets and exchanging members. Monasteries voting for an exception from...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(7/22/16)[Prayer]

    07/22/2016 6:58:23 AM PDT · by left that other site · 13 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 7/22/16 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible John The Gospels) (John 16) 16All this I have told you so that you will not fall away. 2They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God. 3They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me. 4I have told you this, so that when their time comes you will remember that I warned you about them. I did not tell you this from the...
  • Recognizing Our Enmity (Evangelical/Protestant Caucus and Devotional)

    07/22/2016 6:00:42 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 1 replies
    Ligonier.Org ^ | 7/22/2016
    As children we played games drawn from the scenario of war. When a friend approached we pretended that we were sentries. The dialogue was simple: Halt! Who goes there? Friend or foe? Our categories left no room for indifferent neutrality. They were restricted to two options, friend or enemy. Those are the only options we have in our relationship with God. No one is neutral. We are either Gods friends or Gods enemies. Jonathan Edwards once preached a sermon titled, Man, Naturally Gods Enemies. In this sermon Edwards declared: Men, in general, will own that they are sinners. There are...
  • Praising God for Your Eternal Inheritance

    07/22/2016 5:32:17 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ" (1 Pet. 1:3). God has blessed you richly and is worthy of your praise. The source of your eternal inheritance is God, whom Peter described in several ways. First, He is our blessed God (1 Pet. 1:3). The Greek word translated "blessed" in that verse speaks of that which is worthy of blessing, adoration, praise, or worship. Peter's praise for God is an example for us to follow. Our God is especially worthy of our praise in light of the glorious inheritance He has granted us in His Son...
  • Diligence and Excellence

    07/22/2016 5:31:45 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence (2 Peter 1:5). Gods provision does not preclude our responsibility. There are some who believe that since God has provided everything needed for the Christian life, believers should expect Him to do everything for them. Their motto is, Let go and let God! If Peter had a motto for the Christian life, it would have been more along the lines of the popular World War II song, Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition! Peter knew the Christian life is a struggle in which believers...
  • Cardinal Sarahs Ambitious Liturgical Reform

    07/22/2016 5:08:14 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 10 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 22, 2016 | L. Joseph Herbert
    Education, according to Platos Socrates, is not what the professions of certain men assert it to beit is not the putting of knowledge into the soul as though [one] were putting sight into blind eyes. Rather, education is the art of turning souls around so that our natural human powers, directed toward what really is, may couple with reality and give birth to intelligence, truth, and justice. Though it involves human interaction, what defines education is the reorientation by which it facilitates a union between the human and the superhuman. A closely analogous dynamic isor should beat the heart of...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (7/22/2016) [Prayer]

    07/21/2016 9:17:19 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 17 replies
    22 July 2016 | NEWwoman
    "Blue & Beautiful" - Neil Armstrong Tribute The day is Yours, and Yours also the night; You established the sun and moon. Psalm 74:16 (NIV) ----
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-22-16, M, FEAST: St. Mary Magdalene

    07/21/2016 7:18:43 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-22-16 | Revised New American Bible
    July 22, 2016 Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene Reading 1 SGS 3:1-4b The Bride says:On my bed at night I sought himwhom my heart lovesI sought him but I did not find him.I will rise then and go about the city;in the streets and crossings I will seekHim whom my heart loves.I sought him but I did not find him.The watchmen came upon me,as they made their rounds of the city:Have you seen him whom my heart loves?I had hardly left themwhen I found him whom my heart loves. OR 2 cor 5:14-17 Brothers and sisters:The love of Christ...
  • A Pope Like None Before. Somewhat Protestant

    07/21/2016 6:16:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    Chisea ^ | July 22, 2016 | Sandro Magister
    The idyll between Francis and the followers of Luther. The alarm of cardinals and bishops against the Protestantization of the Catholic Church. But also the distrust of authoritative Lutheran theologians by Sandro Magister ROME, July 22, 2016 - In the alarmed letter that thirteen cardinals from five continents were preparing to deliver to Pope Francis at the beginning of the last synod, they were warning him against leading the Catholic Church as well to the collapse of liberal Protestant churches in the modern era, accelerated by their abandonment of key elements of Christian belief and practice in the name of...
  • Concern Grows for Christians in Turkey After Failed Coup

    07/21/2016 1:49:00 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 7/20/16 | Ruth Gledhill
    Concerns are growing for the future of Christians in Turkey, the birthplace of St Paul, in the wake of the failed coup. Two churches in eastern Turkey in places already known for historic murders of Christians were vandalised during the attempted coup, reports Middle East Concern. In Trabzon on the Black Sea, ten people attacked the Catholic church of Santa Maria where Catholic priest Father Andrea Santoro was murdered in 2006. Muslim neighbours intervened and drove them away. In Malatya, where three Christian workers were murdered in 2007, there was an attempt to smash the windows of the Protestant Church....
  • US cardinal says Christian nations in West must counter Islamic influx

    07/21/2016 1:39:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | July 21, 2016 | David Gibson
    Amid heightened tensions over ISIS-fueled terror attacks and anti-Muslim rhetoric, a prominent U.S. cardinal says Islam wants to govern the world and Americans must decide if they are going to reassert the Christian origin of our own nation in order to avoid that fate. Cardinal Raymond Burke, a Rome-based prelate known as an outspoken conservative and critic of Pope Francis reformist approach, said in an interview on Wednesday (July 20) that Islam is fundamentally a form of government. While Catholic teaching recognizes that all Abrahamic faiths worship the same God, Burke criticized Catholic leaders who, in an effort to be...
  • US Cardinal [Burke] Says Christian Nations in West Must Counter Islamic Influx

    07/21/2016 1:38:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Religion News Seervice ^ | 7/21/16 | David Gibson
    (RNS) Amid heightened tensions over ISIS-fueled terror attacks and anti-Muslim rhetoric, a prominent U.S. cardinal says Islam wants to govern the world and Americans must decide if they are going to reassert the Christian origin of our own nation in order to avoid that fate. Cardinal Raymond Burke, a Rome-based prelate known as an outspoken conservative and critic of Pope Francis reformist approach, said in an interview on Wednesday (July 20) that Islam is fundamentally a form of government. While Catholic teaching recognizes that all Abrahamic faiths worship the same God, Burke criticized Catholic leaders who, in an effort to...
  • COULD THE TIME BE RIPE FOR THE GREAT MONARCH? IS HE HERE AMONG US NOW?

    07/21/2016 1:20:31 PM PDT · by Just a little eagle · 59 replies
    JULY 11,2016 | SANDRA AIREY
    Could The Time Be Ripe for The Great Monarch? Is He Here Among Us Now? by Sandra Airey I'm a Catholic born in 1947, raised in a family with many devout Catholics, and taught by pre-Vatican II nuns for 12 years. My life has been unusual for more than one reason. I was born the second child to a woman with Rh negative blood and a severe heart defect. I ended up with minimal brain damage ( causing partial seizures affecting awareness ) and connective tissue disease. My mother knowing about the circumstances of my birth was aware that I...
  • Liberal Catholicisms unexpected crisis [Catholic Caucus]

    07/21/2016 10:16:28 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | July 21, 2016 | Matthew Schmitz
    Even as Pope Francis wins the applause of the world for giving Catholicism a friendlier face, critics have started to grumble. On social media and in opinion columns, they have drawn up a list of grievances. While they approve of his pastoral outreach, they are concerned that he is leaving the Church unprepared to face the challenges of our age. They admire many of the men he has promoted, but fret that he has also empowered bishops who want to lead the Church on a dangerous, radical course and may well do so once he departs. No, these critics...
  • When God Allows Divorce. (Protestant/Evangelical Devotional & Caucus)

    07/21/2016 8:56:57 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 17 replies
    Ligonier.Org ^ | 7.21.2016
    In the house the disciples asked [Jesus] again about this matter. And he said to them, Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her, and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery. Mark 10:1012 Given modern no-fault divorce laws and the allowance for divorce in cases of irreconcilable differences, both of which reflect a disdain for Christs teaching on marriage (Mark 10:19), it is unsurprising that many Christians believe divorce is never acceptable. Moreover, passages such as todays text, at least on first reading, seem to lend credence to the idea that...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(7/21/16)[Prayer]

    07/21/2016 8:21:17 AM PDT · by left that other site · 16 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 7/21/16 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible John The Gospels) (John 15) 15I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes[a] so that it will be even more fruitful. 3You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in...
  • More details surface about 45 theologians appeal to correct Amoris Laetitias errors

    07/21/2016 8:03:17 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 20, 2016 | Claire Chretien
    New details have emerged about the letter 45 theologians sent to every Catholic patriarch and cardinal asking them to petition Pope Francis to fix a list of erroneous propositions in Amoris Laetitia. The groups spokesman Dr. Joseph Shaw, a University of Oxford academic and chairman of the Latin Mass Society, told LifeSiteNews that the list of signatories is not in any way limited to theologians who are viewed as liturgical traditionalists, thus showing that there is wide concern about Amoris Laetitia across the world of Catholic academia. Upon the announcement of the existence the letter, Shaw said, Numerous propositions in...
  • Our Most Primal Fear and the Source of Our Bondage

    07/21/2016 7:39:53 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-20-16 | Revised New American Bible
    Our Most Primal Fear and the Source of Our Bondage Msgr. Charles Pope • July 20, 2016 • Let’s ponder a significant yet often overlooked text from Hebrews, which describes our most basic and primal fear. Our inordinate fear of what people think of us is rooted in an even deeper fear, one which is at the very core of our being. The Hebrews text both names it and describes it as being the source of our bondage. In order to unlock the secret of the text, I want to suggest to you an interpretation that will allow its...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    07/21/2016 6:56:48 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 7 replies
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