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  • Weiner Pleads for Leniency [semi-satire]

    09/16/2017 10:41:34 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Sep 2017 | John Semmens
    Former congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) asked a Manhattan federal court to grant him leniency after his conviction for sending obscene emails and texts to an under-aged 15-year-old girl last year. Prosecutors are seeking a sentence of 21 to 27 months for a charge that carries a maximum of 10 years in prison. Weiner's lawyers argued that "the girl was the instigator of the crime. She preyed upon the weaknesses of a man who was widely known as a sex pervert. Now she's written a book and will profit from the experience. So, to say that she was an innocent victim...
  • Why Does God Permit Natural Disasters?

    09/14/2017 11:26:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2017 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Like many Americans during the past three weeks, I've been bombarded by news about the destructive power of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida. The stories are of misery, death, and destruction. The misery, death, and destruction are acutely difficult to accept because they have been visited upon innocents. I say that knowledgeable of the ancient argument that our personal and collective sinfulness has merited our pain. Yet that raises this question: Does anyone really deserve personal ruination because of personal sin, particularly from a God whose Son said He came to call sinners and not the...
  • Job and Suffering

    09/27/2016 7:23:35 AM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-26-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Job and Suffering Msgr. Charles Pope • September 26, 2016 • Job’s Tormentors’ by William BlakeWe are beginning to read from the Book of Job in daily Mass. One of its core issues is the problem of suffering and why God allows it. If God is omnipotent and omniscient then how can He tolerate evil, injustice, and suffering of the innocent? Where is God when a woman is raped, when genocide is committed, or when evil men hatch their plots? Why did God even conceive the evil ones and let them be born?The problem of evil cannot be answered...
  • George Kahwaji, a Christians suffering story by IS

    08/25/2017 8:45:00 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    ANHA HARWAR News ^ | 08.24.2017 10:57 | (T/S)
    AL-TABQA a Christian citizen who lives in the city of al- Tabqa said that IS mercenaries urged him to convert to Islam from the perspective of IS extremism, forcibly, after they ordered him to pay Jizyah: fee taken from non-Muslims living in a Muslim state, if he wanted to stay on his religion, but George did not have the money to pay Jizyah.The city of al Tapqa (a minimized Syria), was a place where the ethnic and religious components of Syria meet Arabs, Kurds, Turkmens, Christians and Muslims of all sects, until Daesh occupied the city in early 2014 to...
  • DAILYLIGHT ON THE DAILY PATH MAY 3[AM][BIBLE THEME **DEVOTIONAL]

    05/02/2017 8:34:11 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 14 replies
    THE HOLY BIBLE | KING JAMES
    MORNING MAY 3 Be ye perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. Ye shall be holy unto me: for I the Lord am Holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be Mine. Ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. Ye are complete in Him, which is the Head of all principality and power. Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity.Be diligent that...
  • DAILY LIGHT ON THE DAILY PATH MAY 2[PM][BIBLE THEME **DEVOTIONAL]

    05/02/2017 12:52:02 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 12 replies
    THE HOLY BIBLE | KING JAMES
    MAY 2 EVENING Keep yourselves from idols. My son, give me thine heart. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart and put the stumbling block of their iniquity before their face: should I be enquired of at all by them? Mortify ... your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry. They that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare. For the love of money is the root of all evil:...
  • DAILY LIGHT ON THE DAILY PATH MAY 2[AM][BIBLE THEME **DEVOTIONAL]

    05/01/2017 10:18:05 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 12 replies
    THE HOLY BIBLE | KING JAMES
    MAY 2 MORNING Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not. Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest. Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.Am I a God at hand, saith the Lord, and...
  • DAILY LIGHT ON THE DAILY PATH MAY 1 [PM][BIBLE THEME **DEVOTIONAL]

    05/01/2017 11:45:00 AM PDT · by givemWatts · 5 replies
    THE HOLY BIBLE | KING JAMES
    EVENING MAY 1 Jehovah‑shammah (The Lord is there.) Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God. I saw no temple: ... for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple. The city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the Light thereof. I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with Thy likeness. Whom have I in...
  • DAILY LIGHT ON THE DAILY PATH MAY 1[AM][BIBLE THEME **DEVOTIONAL]

    05/01/2017 7:16:18 AM PDT · by givemWatts · 8 replies
    THE HOLY BIBLE | KING JAMES
    MORNING MAY 1 The fruit of the Spirit is peace. To be spiritually minded is life and peace. God hath called us to peace.Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.The God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto...
  • DAILY LIGHT ON THE DAILY PATH APRIL 30 [PM][BIBLE THEME DEVOTIONAL]

    04/30/2017 12:28:19 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 11 replies
    THE HOLY BIBLE | KING JAMES
    APRIL 30 EVENING He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding. The Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. Be ye ... followers of God, as dear children; and walk in love. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. This is thankworthy, if a...
  • He was Oppressed and Afflicted...servant songs pt 15

    He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth....
  • A Helpful Reminder on the Problem of Suffering

    01/19/2017 8:29:33 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-18-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Helpful Reminder on the Problem of Suffering Msgr. Charles Pope • January 18, 2017 • There are many questions related to the problem of suffering and of evil: Why does God permit evil? Why does He not intervene? Why does He delay? Is God really good if He permits such things? Is He really omnipotent?I have covered some of them in the past (e.g., HERE and HERE).The answers we can propose address some but not all aspects of the problem of evil. Suffering and evil are not meaningless, as the cross of our Lord shows, but we must...
  • What we can learn about suffering in the story of Joseph, the Patriarch?

    01/10/2017 8:09:36 AM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-09-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What we can learn about suffering in the story of Joseph, the Patriarch? Msgr. Charles Pope • January 9, 2017 • One of the greatest and most painful of mysteries is the problem of suffering and the broader problem of evil in the world. I was meditating with my Sunday School parents this past weekend on the Old Testament Patriarch Joseph. That story is rich with lessons about family struggles, envy, jealousy, pride, mercy and forgiveness. But the story also has a lot to say about suffering and the way that God can use it to bring blessings.Lets take...
  • Suffer Little Children to Come Unto Me

    12/18/2016 9:36:04 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Torch of the Faith ^ | December 17, 2016
    One of the countless attractions of Catholicism is the fact that it is the only religion to provide a truly satisfactory and lasting answer to the universal problem of human suffering. Whilst philosophies like Buddhism or post-modern Mindfulness techniques seem to be preferred by many today, these really only offer self-preserving - and ultimately selfish - attempts to avoid, offset or effectively deny the full brutal reality, and yet potential value, of suffering. In Catholicism, we are given the gift of God Who suffers with and suffers for us. Before each of us ever were, He had taken on all...
  • A Teaching from the Lord on the Nature of Suffering and the Cross

    12/08/2016 7:41:47 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-07-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Teaching from the Lord on the Nature of Suffering and the Cross Msgr. Charles Pope • December 7, 2016 • A familiar Gospel passage read recently in daily Mass gives us a short theological teaching on suffering and the cross:Jesus said to the crowds: “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light” (Matt 11:28-30).On reading a passage...
  • 'Rejoice in our sufferings': Hillary tells Florida congregation that setbacks deliver ...

    10/30/2016 1:26:45 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | October 30, 2016 | Geoff Earle
    Complete Headline: 'Rejoice in our sufferings': Hillary tells Florida congregation that setbacks deliver character and 'hope' - after a rough week that brought back her email scandal and ended with a racy performance by J-Lo in Miami Hillary Clinton joined worshippers at New Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Ft. Lauderdale on Sunday She told worshippers that 'suffering' produces endurance, character, and hope On Friday, the FBI dropped a bombshell when it revealed it was reviewing emails in connection with its earlier investigation of her On Saturday night, Clinton attended a lively concert in Miami where Jennifer Lopez touted her candidacy...
  • Bernie Sanders Decries The Lack of Poor People At The Polls

    04/23/2016 7:01:29 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 26 replies
    Red State ^ | 23 Apr, 2016 | Susan Wright
    Poor people dont vote, Sanders says on NBCs Meet the Press Sunday. I mean, thats just a fact. Thats a sad reality of American society, Sanders tells Chuck Todd, the shows host. And thats what we have to transform. We have one, as you know, one of the lowest voter turnouts of any major country on Earth. Im sure the fact that the Democrat contest is between an aged, future felon, with all the personal warmth and charm of a viper, and an addled, old Socialist has nothing to do with the low turnout. Nope. Its all those poor people...
  • Mother Angelicas passion: How the EWTN foundress embraced suffering in her final days as a gift..

    04/01/2016 7:35:44 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | March 30, 2014 | Pete Baklinski
    FULL TITLE: Mother Angelicas passion: How the EWTN foundress embraced suffering in her final days as a gift to God IRONDALE, Alabama, March 30, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- Even in her final moments of life, Mother Angelica continued to teach the world about the Catholic faith she loved and lived so well, but this time about the redemptive meaning of suffering. At a Tuesday memorial sermon for the foundress of Catholic TV network who died Easter Sunday, EWTN Chaplain Fr. Joseph Wolfe described the final days of Mothers life. According to Fr. Wolfe, Mother Angelica gave instructions to her caregivers to...
  • What We Can Learn About Suffering in the Story of Joseph the Patriarch

    01/13/2016 7:07:02 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-12-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What We Can Learn About Suffering in the Story of Joseph the Patriarch Msgr. Charles Pope January 12, 2016 One of the greatest (but most painful) of mysteries is that of suffering and evil in the world. I was meditating with my Sunday school parents this past weekend on the Old Testament patriarch Joseph. His story is rich with lessons about family struggles, envy, jealousy, pride, mercy, and forgiveness. But it also has a lot to say about suffering and the way that God can use it to bring blessings.While there are many layers to Joseph's story, both personal...
  • Jospeh;Prison to Throne...miracle nation pt 14

    And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed:.. Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults this day: Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, and put me in ward in the captain of the guard’s house, both me and the chief baker: And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his dream.(Genesis 40:1-8)We have been looking at the story of Joseph, in Genesis. One of the miraculous things about the chosen people, is that the stories...