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  • Unto What Shall We Liken the Roman Hermeneutic?

    02/19/2012 7:10:38 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 84 replies · 1+ views
    Thoughts of Francis Turretin ^ | 2/19/12 | "TurretinFan"
    Unto What Shall We Liken the Roman Hermeneutic? Rome insists that she is an authentic interpreter of Scripture. We can easily provide an example, within a document defining a dogma, of Rome making a clear blunder. But let's leave that aside for a second, and consider the effect of Rome's claims on a conversation. Christian: We should reject Marian devotion because the Bible teaches us to trust in God alone. Roman apologist: You have wrongly interpreted the Bible. Only Rome can authentically interpret the Bible. Christian: That's not true, the Bible was written to be understood. Anyone can authentically interpret...
  • Rome notebook: Dolan's the rock star of this consistory

    02/17/2012 11:31:11 AM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    NCR ^ | February 17, 2012 | John L Allen Jr
    ROME -- Theologically all cardinals may be equal, but in terms of celebrity appeal, some are obviously more equal than others. Each consistory, when a pope inducts new members into the church’s most exclusive club, tends to have its own “rock star” – that one new cardinal who is head and shoulders above everyone else on the buzz meter.In February 2001, when John Paul II created a whopping 42 new cardinals, that rock star was Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga of Honduras, a handsome, young polyglot who seemed the new face of the church in Latin America. In March 2006, Benedict’s first...
  • Agnes: “Shining with the fire of divine love” (Catholic Caucus)

    01/21/2012 1:46:56 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | January 21, 2012 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Let us invoke St. Agnes, virgin and martyr. O glorious Agnes, chosen by God, though weak, to make His own might manifest in your martyrdom, together with the Apostles intercede before the throne of our Our Father in heaven and beg strength for the bishops of the Church in the United States so that they will in a timely manner, and with no uncertain words and actions, stand up for religious freedom in the face of attacks by the Obama Administration. I have posted this in times past, but it bears repetition:Here is something I have posted in the past…...
  • Pope: Other Christian Denominations Not True Churches

    01/02/2012 3:13:39 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 331 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 10, 2007 | associated press
    LORENZAGO DI CADORE, Italy — For the second time in a week, Pope Benedict XVI has corrected what he says are erroneous interpretations of the Second Vatican Council, reasserting the primacy of the Roman Catholic Church and saying other Christian communities were either defective or not true churches.
  • EU diplomats: 'Jewish state' is becoming too Jewish(!!)

    12/16/2011 10:48:19 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 16.12.2011 @ 18:07 | Andrew Rettman
    EU countries have raised a red flag over Israel's treatment of its Arab minority in a complaint that touches the heart of its identity as a "Jewish state." The deputy heads of EU embassies in Tel Aviv put forward their concerns in a 27-page-long internal report sent to the European Exernal Action Service (EEAS) earlier this month. The contents were first revealed by Israeli daily Haaretz on Friday (16 December) morning. EUobserver has also seen the "Conclusions" and the "Recommendations" parts of the paper. The Conclusions were endorsed by all 27 member states. The Recommendations were cut from the final...
  • Roman Catholic Church and Islam really do worship the same God

    12/12/2011 7:10:39 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 130 replies
    Apprising Ministries ^ | June 27, 2009 | Ken Silva pastor-teacher
    The Roman Catholic Church Preaches A Different Gospel, No Gospel At All Men and women please believe me; I am not trying to be an alarmist as it is my firm conviction in Christ that I have only saying what needs to be said. And truthfully, I am even doing so reluctantly. As Apprising Ministries covers the slide into apostasy within mainstream evangelcialism we can observe Purpose Driven Pope Rick Warren, a most prominent “Protestant” Southern Baptist minister, Double-Minded On The Reformation And Roman Catholicism. Or take the egregiously ecumenical Emerging Church aka Emergent Church, now morphing into Emergence Christianity,...
  • A curse on you Plotius

    12/12/2011 4:59:13 AM PST · by Renfield · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Past Horizons ^ | 12-09-2911
    The Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum curates fragments related to five lead curse tablets from ancient Rome. One of these tablets (JHUAM 2011.01) was recently conserved and placed on view, along with the original iron nail (JHUAM 2011.06) associated with it. Objects such as this one are evidence of a common practice in Greek and Roman antiquity to scratch curses onto tablets which were then deposited in wells or graves. While the earliest tablets only contained the name of the person to be cursed, later examples grew more elaborate, such as this example. Curses could be inscribed on basically anything, ranging...
  • Queen's Role as Head of Church of England 'May No Longer Be Appropriate'

    12/10/2011 12:36:57 PM PST · by marshmallow · 47 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12/6/11 | Rowena Mason
    The Queen’s role as head of the Church of England may no longer be “appropriate” following changes to the law of succession, a group of MPs has suggested.Reforms agreed earlier this year by Commonwealth countries would create a potential conflict of interest because they allow a monarch to marry a Roman Catholic, said a parliamentary committee. It said that if a future heir to the throne were raised as a Catholic, there would be an “obvious difficulty” in that person becoming head of the Anglican Church on their succession. Under current laws, the Queen is required to “join in communion”...
  • EU: Latin showdown with Germany over ECB

    11/16/2011 1:51:18 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/16/2011 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Germany is facing a moment of strategic truth. The sacred union with France that has held together through thick and thin for half a century is in growing danger as contagion spreads North, engulfing the French bond market. For EU veterans, the drama has has echoes of 1993 when the Bundesbank ditched orthodoxy to rescue France, after first cutting Britain and Italy adrift in the Exchange Rate Mechanism. But this time the stakes are much higher. On that occasion, Chancellor Helmut Kohl pulled rank, more of less ordering his bankers to obey. "We must always bow three times before the...
  • Publisher Owned by Catholic Church Reportedly Selling Porn Novels

    11/07/2011 12:57:50 AM PST · by ME-262 · 28 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 11/06/2011 | Tony Paterson
    <p>Germany's biggest Catholic-owned publishing house has been rocked by disclosures that it has been selling thousands of pornographic novels with titles such as Sluts Boarding School and Lawyer's Whore with the full assent of the country's leading bishops.</p>
  • Rome, Sweet Rome: Could a Single Marine Unit Destroy the Roman Empire?

    11/02/2011 8:30:47 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 176 replies · 1+ views
    Popular Mechanics ^ | October 31, 2011 | Alyson Sheppard
    Rome, Sweet Rome: Could a Single Marine Unit Destroy the Roman Empire? It was a hypothetical question that became a long online discussion and now a movie in development: Could a small group of heavily armed modern-day Marines take down the Roman Empire at its height? We talked about the debate with James Erwin, the man who scored a movie writing contract based on his online response, and ran the ideas by Roman history expert Adrian Goldsworthy. James Erwin was browsing on his lunch break when a thread piqued his interest. A user called The_Quiet_Earth had posed the question:...
  • Italy cracks down on anarchists after riot (emphasis on "cracks")

    10/17/2011 7:49:24 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 6 replies
    ROME (AP) -- Italian police conducted raids Monday throughout the country against suspected anarchists and their sympathizers following riots in Rome that marred a march against Wall Street greed, a top security official said. Interior Ministry Undersecretary Alfredo Mantovano told Sky TG24 TV that the crackdown targeted far-left suspects. He gave no details because the operation, which included house searches, was still being carried out.
  • Virgin Mary Statue destroyed in Rome - 15.10.2011 (VIDEO!!) [Ecumenical]

    10/17/2011 1:30:26 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 33 replies ^ | 10/16/2011 | n/a
    (Video of the anarchists "occupying" a church in Rome, taking a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary out, and smashing it in the street)
  • Protests go global, rampage, tear gas in Rome (Big Government Anarchist take over)

    10/15/2011 1:35:02 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 27 replies
    msnbc ^ | 10/15/2011 | msnbc
    Hundreds of hooded, masked protesters rampaged through Rome in some of the worst violence in the Italian capital for years Saturday, torching cars and breaking windows during a larger peaceful protest against elites blamed for economic downturn. Police repeatedly fired tear gas and water cannon in attempts to disperse them but the clashes with a minority of violent demonstrators stretched into the evening, hours after tens of thousands of people in Rome joined a global "day of rage" against bankers and politicians. Smoke rose over many parts of the neighborhood between the Colosseum and St John's Basilica, forcing many residents...
  • Meanwhile In Rome, Protests Get Violent [defence ministry annex set on fire]

    10/15/2011 8:46:58 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 19 replies
    BusinessInsider ^ | Oct. 15, 2011, 10:59 AM | Adam Taylor
    Reports of smashed shop windows, torched cars in Italy, where "the indignants" or "Occupy Rome" appear to have taken on the extra vitriol after Silvio Berlusconi narrowly remained in power Friday. Police expected about 100,000 people to protest, including a number of "black bloc" anarchists. has live streaming video.
  • The People Imagine A Vain Thing

    Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.(Psalm 2:1-3)The Psalmist looks ahead to a tumultuous time when “Nations are in an uproar and the people imagine a vain thing”. Indeed we are living in a time when the nations are in turmoil, raging like the sea, even as Jesus warned us that they would in the last days, And there shall be...
  • Amanda Knox: A Cautionary Tale

    10/06/2011 5:41:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies ^ | October 6, 2011 | Michael Reagan
    From now on, parents who plan to send their children abroad to study in a foreign nation should sit them down in front of the TV set and watch replays of the Amanda Knox saga. It has all the elements of a true-to-life lesson in the dangers of turning young men and women barely out of their teens into innocents abroad. Youngsters -- and many parents -- are clueless when it comes to the customs and laws in other countries that lack many of the safeguards which we Americans take for granted. They should study the Amanda Knox case. It...
  • Vatican Attacks 'Foolish' BBC for Ditching BC and AD to be PC

    10/05/2011 3:32:18 PM PDT · by VU4G10 · 13 replies ^ | 10.05.11 | Simon Caldwell
    The Vatican has accused the BBC of an ‘act of enormous foolishness’ for dumping the terms BC and AD in case they cause offence to non-Christians. The Roman Catholic Church also severely criticised the ‘senseless hypocrisy’ of Britain’s public service broadcaster for using a false respect for other religions to purge Christianity from Western culture. ‘It is by now very clear that respect for other religions is only an excuse, because those who wish to erase every trace of Christianity from Western culture are only a few secular westerners,’ said a front page editorial in L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s official...
  • The Mystery Of The Ron Paul Freakshow

    10/02/2011 11:07:18 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 70 replies
    Absolutely NonPaul ^ | 10/3/11 | Alan Levy
    Here's a trillion dollar deficit question: Where did Iran's Favorite Congress Critter, Ron Paul, get his army of followers ? It's an important question to ask. Bloggers can't criticize Paul without having a cross burned on their blog by the RuPaulista SS. (Erick Erickson's RedState has had to ban anyone who wasn't a member for more than six months for mentioning Paul in a post.) Conservative radio show hosts can't utter a peep about Mahmoud AmendinePaul without having his lines jammed up for the rest of the show.
  • Richard Nixon Tapes: Archie Bunker & homosexuality

    09/30/2011 8:34:26 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 13, 1971 | Richard M. Nixon