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  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(7/21/18)[Prayer]

    07/21/2018 6:40:11 AM PDT · by left that other site · 1 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 7/21/18 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Shared Meal 
 (New Testament) Acts 6 The Choosing of the Seven 6 In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews[a] among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. 2 So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, “It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. 3 Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 21 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/21/2018 6:04:16 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 21 (NKJV) The LORD Considers the Heart 01 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, 00 Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes. 02 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, 00 But the LORD weighs the hearts. 03 To do righteousness and justice 00 Is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. 04 A haughty look, a proud heart, 00 And the plowing of the wicked are sin. 05 The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, 00 But those of everyone who is hasty,...
  • Judge Says Philadelphia Can Cut Contracts with Catholic Groups for Refusing Same-Sex Adoption

    07/21/2018 5:54:33 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/17/18 | Calvin Freiburger
    HILADELPHIA, July 17, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) The city of Philadelphia has the power to suspend contracts with religious adoption agencies who refuse to place children in same-sex homes, a federal judge ruled Friday. Last year, a story about Bethany Christian Services turning away a same-sex couple raised public awareness of both it and Catholic Social Services (CSS) having a policy of placing children only in homes with a mother and/or a father. Despite both being expressly-religious organizations and the stance aligning with traditional Christian teaching, the city claimed to have been surprised by the revelation, and suspended its contracts with...
  • Forcing Priests to Report Abuse not a Breach of Human Rights: Watchirs [Australia]

    07/21/2018 5:48:40 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The Canberra Times ^ | 7/16/18 | Katie Burgess
    New laws that will force priests to break the seal of confession to report child abuse are not in breach of the ACT's human right laws, despite concerns about the impact on religious freedoms, the ACT's Human Rights Commissioner says. Under the territory's expanded reportable conduct scheme, priests in Canberra will be required to report allegations, offences or convictions related to children to the ACT Ombudsman within 30 days from March 31, 2019 - even if the information was gleaned in the confessional. But the Australian Catholics Bishops Conference wrote to ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr to say mandatory reporting...
  • Chinese Newspaper Alludes to Possible Visit by Pope Francis

    07/21/2018 5:44:09 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 7/17/18 | John Burger
    Government-approved periodical quotes expert comparing possible papal visit to Nixon's historic opening to China.News images of President Richard M. Nixon and the first lady, Patricia Nixon, walking along the Great Wall of China in 1972 stunned millions of television viewers because China and the United States had not had diplomatic relations since Mao Zedongs victory in 1949. America was still fighting the Vietnam War, and the Red Chinese were still aiding the communist North Vietnamese. An equally stunning image could be broadcast on screens around the world in the near future: the white-clad pope of the Catholic Church being welcomed...
  • [Irish] Archbishop Says Youth Alienated by Catholic Church

    07/21/2018 5:37:33 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | 7/16/18 | Patsy McGarry
    Catholics must learn new ways in which they can win young hearts, says Diarmuid MartinIrish Catholicism today is foreign to young people and needs to wake up to the situation, according to Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin. Change is painful; there is, however, no alternative, he said. Irish religious culture is changing. The main body of the membership of Irish Catholicism and its leadership belong to an age and cultural group that is in many ways foreign to the culture of young people. The Irish church needs to waken itself to the urgency of this situation, he said. This will...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL 7/21/2018 [PRAYER]

    07/21/2018 1:59:43 AM PDT · by Maudeen · 15 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 7/21/2018
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA:All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems, the News, Media and Social 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) Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. PRAYER IS THE ULTIMATE WIRELESS CONNECTION
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-21-18, OM, St. Lawrence Brindisi, Priest and Doctor/Church

    07/20/2018 10:29:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-21-18 | Revised New American Bible
    July 21, 2018 Saturday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Mi 2:1-5 Woe to those who plan iniquity,and work out evil on their couches;In the morning light they accomplish itwhen it lies within their power.They covet fields, and seize them;houses, and they take them;They cheat an owner of his house,a man of his inheritance.Therefore thus says the LORD:Behold, I am planning against this race an evilfrom which you shall not withdraw your necks;Nor shall you walk with head high,for it will be a time of evil. On that day a satire shall be sung over you,and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Praxedes, Virgin (Gueranger)

    07/20/2018 9:24:54 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Simple ON THIS DAY Pudentiana’s angelic sister at length obtained from her Spouse release from bondage, and from the burden of exile that weighed so heavily on this last scion of a holy and illustrious stock. New races, unknown to her fathers when they laid the world at the feet of Rome, now governed the Eternal City. Nero and Domitian had been actuated by a tyrannical spirit; but the philosophical Cæsars showed how absolutely they misconceived the estinies of the great city. The salvation of Rome lay in the hands of a different dynasty: a century back, Praxedes’...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Apollinaris, 07-20-18

    07/20/2018 8:03:48 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 07-20-18 | FranciscanMedia.org
    Franciscan Media Image: Statue of Saint Apollinaris in Santa Maria del Suffragio, Ravenna | José Luiz Bernardes Ribeiro Saint Apollinaris Saint of the Day for July 20 (d. c. 79)  Saint Apollinaris’ Story According to tradition, Saint Peter sent Apollinaris to Ravenna, Italy, as its first bishop. His preaching of the Good News was so successful that the pagans there beat him and drove him from the city. He returned, however, and was exiled a second time. After preaching in the area surrounding Ravenna, he entered the city again. After being cruelly tortured, he was put on a ship...
  • [Catholic Caucus] A book about the McCarrick scandal? Its already written

    07/20/2018 5:19:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | July 20, 2018 | Phil Lawler
    Why dont you write a book about the McCarrick scandal? my friend asked me. I answered: Because I already did! True, The Faithful Departed doesnt focus specifically on Cardinal McCarrick. But what this latest scandal has shownthe failure of the American bishops to hold each other accountablewas a major theme of that book, which was published ten years ago. Heres a sample of what I wrote a decade ago. Again it wasnt written with the McCarrick case in mind. But it applies nicely, dont you think? The same corruption that produced the sex-abuse scandal, the greatest crisis in the history...
  • [Catholic Caucus] De Mattei: The Birth of Humanae Vitae in light of the Vatican Archives

    07/20/2018 5:02:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | July 18, 2018 | Roberto de Mattei
    De Mattei: The Birth of Humanae Vitae in light of the Vatican Archives Roberto de Mattei Corrispondenza Romana July 18, 2018 At the beginning of 2017, Pope Francis set up a study committee to prepare for the 50th anniversary of the encyclical Humanae Vitae (July 25th 2018). The existence of this secret committee was brought to light some months later by two Catholic publications Stilum Curiae* and Corrispondenza Romana** The committee coordinated by Monsignor Gilfedo Marengo, has the task of finding the documentation in the Vatican Archives, related to the preparatory work for Humanae Vitae, which occurred during and after...
  • [Cath Cauc] As McCarrick spotlight grows, is revoking honors sensitivity or whitewash?

    07/20/2018 4:51:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Crux ^ | July 20, 2018 | Christopher White
    Sister Kathleen Lunsmann, center, who is an Immaculate Heart of Mary Sister and president of Support Our Aging Religious, or SOAR!, poses at the group's Nov. 3 awards dinner in Washington with Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, and Jane Sullivan Roberts. Cardinal McCarrick received the St. Katharine Drexel Award, and Jane Sullivan Roberts was given the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award. (Credit: CNS.) In light of the McCarrick case, Catholic institutions struggle with the appropriate response to past awards and honors given to prelates accused of sexual abuse. NEW YORK - Earlier this month, Fordham University announced that...
  • Tisha B'Av, Israels National Day of Sorrow....

    How hath the LORD covered the daughter of Zion with a cloud in his anger, and cast down from heaven unto the earth the beauty of Israel, and remembered not his footstool in the day of his anger!The LORD hath swallowed up all the habitations of Jacob, and hath not pitied: he hath thrown down in his wrath the strong holds of the daughter of Judah; he hath brought them down to the ground: he hath polluted the kingdom and the princes thereof.He hath cut off in his fierce anger all the horn of Israel: he hath drawn back his...
  • Borne to God on Angelic Hymns

    07/20/2018 1:02:56 PM PDT · by NRx · 2 replies
    Orthodox Christianity ^ | 07-18-2018 | Staff
    Photos from the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Martyrdom of St. Elizabeth the Grand Duchess and Those With Her A host of bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrated the 100th anniversary of the martyrdom of St. Elizabeth the Grand Duchess, the Nun Barbara, and Grand Duke Sergei Mikhailovich Romanov, the Princes Ioann Konstantinovich, Konstantin Konstantinovich, Igor Konstantinovich, and Vladimir Pavlovich Paley, and Grand Duke Sergei's secretary Fyodor Remez martyred with them yesterday at the site of their martyrdom.The celebration followed the festivities in honor of the 100th anniversary of Tsar Nicholas II, Tsarina Alexandra, and their children and faithful...
  • [Catholic Caucus] New sexual abuse allegations leveled against Cardinal McCarrick

    07/20/2018 12:35:19 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Catholic News Agency via Crux ^ | July 20, 2018 | Catholic News Agency
    Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. (Credit: US Institute of Peace, cc by nc 2.0 via CNA.)A Virginia man filed a police report Monday, alleging that from the age of 11 he was sexually abused and assaultedserially by now-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was a priest of the Archdiocese of New York when the abuse was alleged to have begun. WASHINGTON, D.C. - A Virginia man filed a police report Monday, alleging that from the age of 11 he was sexually abused and assaultedserially by now-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was a priest of the Archdiocese of New York when the abuse was alleged to...
  • Liberal Groups Sue for Details on New HHS Religious Freedom Division

    07/20/2018 12:15:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    TOWN HALL ^ | July 19, 2018 | Lauretta Brown
    The Center for Reproductive Rights and the National Women's Law Center filed a lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Thursday after they received no response to a January Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for information about the new HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Conscience and Religious Freedom division. The groups are seeking information about how the new division operates, how it allocates resources, whether its decision-making is influenced by outside groups, and why it was needed in the first place. When the division was first announced, HHS explained that it has been established to...
  • Shriners Circus of Abominations

    07/20/2018 11:27:58 AM PDT · by fishtank · 125 replies
    Dr. William Schnoebelen ^ | Published on Jul 16, 2018 | Dr. William Schnoebelen
    "Shriners hide the terrifying abuses of a secretive organization behind smiling clowns, candy and tear-jerking, sentimental ads for childrens hospitals while soliciting millions from an unsuspecting uninformed public."
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Birth of Humanae Vitae: Woe to Those Who Mishandle It*

    07/20/2018 11:11:42 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 13 replies
    Settimo Cielo/Espresso ^ | July 19, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    *Original Title: "Humamae vitae: cosi le nata e guai a chi le tocca" Google translation, lightly copy-edited for clarity The demolition project aimed at "Humanae Vitae" --- Paul VI's 1968 encyclical that said no to artificial contraceptives --- now faces an unexpected stumbling block in a book that reconstructs the genesis of that text, thanks to the access, for the first time, to the secret documents concerning it, authorized by Pope Francis in person: Gilfredo Marengo, "The birth of an encyclical, 'Humanae vitae' in the light of the Vatican archives", Libreria Editrice Vaticana, Vatican City, 2018. The stumbling block is...
  • Proclaiming the Excellencies of God

    07/20/2018 9:07:58 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace To You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "That you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light" (1 Pet. 2:9). You are an ambassador of the living God. The privilege of proclaiming the excellencies of God takes us back to 1 Peter 2:9, but we consider it here because it summarizes the purpose of all our Christian privileges. The Greek word translated "proclaim" is an unusual word used only here in the New Testament. It means "to advertise" or "publish," and refers to making something known that would otherwise be unknown. "Excellencies" speak of powerful and heroic deeds....