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  • [Catholic Caucus] Young Catholics causing rebirth of Tridentine Mass

    05/27/2018 3:31:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Daily Monitor ^ | May 27, 2018 | TONY MUSHOBOROZI
    The faithful participate in a walk on Palm Sunday ahead of Easter. Fr Christophe Nouveau leading the faithful in a traditional Latin Mass in Kisenyi, Kampala. Every Sunday morning, a special congregation of Catholics meets at the Uganda Catholic Management and Training Institute at Rubaga Cathedral, Kampala to celebrate the Tridentine Mass (traditional Latin Mass). This Mass, comprised of mostly young people, started three years ago when a priest who could lead it became available. Fr Christophe Nouveau is one of a kind in the country. “I was first contacted by some parishioners of Rubaga in late 2004 when I...
  • The Uniqueness of Male and Female...

    And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. (Genesis 2:7)In all of the rest of Creation, the LORD God spoke and it was. Creation by Fiat, The Lord said…”Let there be Trees, fish, beasts, domestic animals, etc.” . But when He made man, The Most High got down in the clay, and formed with his own hands the marvelous body of the first man, Adam. Then he did something completely intimate, something very close to ‘mouth to mouth’ , He breathed...
  • [Cath Cauc] Voris suggests Francis' Folles is being brought to us from Jorge Bergolio, the man.

    05/27/2018 12:19:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    The Tenth Crusade ^ | May 26, 2018 | The Tenth Crusasde
    Voris suggests Pope Francis' La Cage aux Folles is being brought to us from Jorge Bergolio, the man. Flat.Out.Wrong. Oh come on. I'm going to explain why splitting a pope into two personalities to excuse his spiritual misfeasance, malfeasance and nonfeasance is a fools errand, but first, a little history: Michael has a long history of taking the position that criticism of a Pope's spiritual malpractice is a disservice to Christ's Church. His position is not without controversy. Michael's apostolate pitches itself as a vortex where 'lies and falsehoods are trapped and exposed'. With the exception of the Pope, he's...
  • One and One and One Are One - A Homily for Trinity Sunday

    05/27/2018 7:32:39 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-26-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    One and One and One Are One - A Homily for Trinity Sunday Msgr. Charles Pope • May 26, 2018 • There is an old spiritual that says, “My God is so high you can’t get over Him. He’s so low you can’t get under Him. He’s so wide you can’t get around Him. You must come in, by and through the Lamb.”It’s not a bad way of saying that God is “other.” He is beyond what human words can describe, beyond what human thoughts can conjure. On the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity we do well to...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 27 [Prayer and Meditation]

    05/27/2018 6:41:30 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    NKJV Bible ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 27 (NKJV) My Son, Be Wise 01 Do not boast about tomorrow, 00 For you do not know what a day may bring forth. 02 Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; 00 A stranger, and not your own lips. 03 A stone is heavy and sand is weighty, 00 But a fool's wrath is heavier than both of them. 04 Wrath is cruel and anger a torrent, 00 But who is able to stand before jealousy? 05 Open rebuke is better 00 Than love carefully concealed. 06 Faithful are the wounds of a friend,...
  • The Holiness of God – Chapter 21

    05/27/2018 5:38:11 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Glory be to God on high. We praise Thee, we bless Thee, we worship Thee, for Thy great glory. Lord, I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me which I knew not. I heard of Thee by the hearing of the ear, but now mine eye seeth Thee and I abhor myself in dust and ashes. O Lord, I will lay my hand upon my mouth. Once have I spoken, yea, twice, but I will proceed no further. But while I was musing the fire burned. Lord, I must speak of Thee, lest by my silence I...
  • Receiving Christ's Word (Thaddaeus)

    05/26/2018 6:51:10 PM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace To You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    The twelve apostles included "Thaddaeus" (Matt. 10:3). If you love Christ, you will receive His Word and obey it. Radio signals are fascinating. At any given moment every room in your house is filled with voices, music, and numerous other sounds—yet you can't hear them unless your radio is tuned to their frequency. That's a modern parallel to a spiritual truth Jesus taught in John 14:21, where He says, "He who has My commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves Me; and he who loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I will love him, and...
  • Paul: Joy in Spite of Detractors

    05/26/2018 6:50:42 PM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace To You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed; and in this I rejoice, yes, and I will rejoice” (Philippians 1:18). It is possible to maintain your joy even while dealing with criticisms and irritating distractions. The dictionary definition of detraction is “the uttering of material (as false or slanderous charges) that is likely to damage the reputation of another.” A detractor wants to undermine and destroy the good name and credibility of another. Great statesmen, such as President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War, often have been the targets of contentious political opponents and stinging detractions by the...
  • What Ireland is now Celebrating...culture of death

    The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter, And toward her young one that cometh out from between her feet, and toward her children which she shall bear: for she shall eat them for want of all things secretly in the siege and straitness, wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee in thy gates.(Deuteronomy 28:56-57)But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not...
  • The Molten Sea

    05/26/2018 12:04:31 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 2 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | May 26, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    The Molten Sea By Philip Cottraux Exodus 30:17-18: And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Thou shalt also make a laver of brass, and his foot also of brass, to wash withal: and thou shalt put it between the tabernacle of the congregation and the altar, and thou shalt put water therein. The laver was a brass tub outside the tabernacle between the altar and entrance. Like a perfect procession, a ram was sacrificed at the outer altar, then the priests would enter the outer court to the brazen altar to make the burnt offerings. But they had to wash...
  • On Jesus' terms

    05/26/2018 9:56:13 AM PDT · by Salvation · 21 replies
    OSV.com ^ | 05-02-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On Jesus' terms Seemingly confusing passage in John’s Gospel shows Jesus’ awareness of how to live his mission Msgr. Charles Pope 5/2/2018 On Jesus' terms Question: In John 7:8, Jesus tells his disciples that he will not go to Jerusalem for the feast of Tabernacles. Then, in John 7:10, he does go up for the feast. It seems like he lied to the disciples, but we know he is sinless. How do you interpret this? — Paul VanHoudt, Erie, Colorado Answer: The context of the verses you cite is important. Consider first the verses leading up to Verse 8: “After...
  • Do most Calvinists really know what Calvin taught about predestination?

    05/26/2018 7:00:33 AM PDT · by tiredofallofit · 174 replies
    Running Away From My Church Blog ^ | 5/25/2018 | Robert Messner
    Well I finally got around to it – I am reading through some of the Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin. I say “some” because the complete work spans more than 1500 pages and deals with some of the most weighty and complex theological issues known to mankind. I have chosen for now to plod my way through the most controversial aspects of Calvin’s writings; the topics of predestination and election. Most of my friends who call themselves Calvinists are eager to disassociate themselves from the doctrine of “double predestination”. They state that God has predestined some to...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 26 [Prayer and Meditation]

    05/26/2018 6:30:39 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    NKJV Bible ^ | Solomon
    Proverb 26 (NKJV) Honor Is Not Fitting for a Fool 01 As snow in summer and rain in harvest, 00 So honor is not fitting for a fool. 02 Like a flitting sparrow, like a flying swallow, 00 So a curse without cause shall not alight. 03 A whip for the horse, 00 A bridle for the donkey, 00 And a rod for the fool's back. 04 Do not answer a fool according to his folly, 00 Lest you also be like him. 05 Answer a fool according to his folly, 00 Lest he be wise in his own...
  • Laudato Si: The Teilhard Connection

    05/25/2018 7:25:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | August 18, 2017 | Christopher Ferrara
    As I have indicated in other columns on this page, Laudato Si is an astonishing collection of problematical statements the likes of which have never appeared in any papal encyclical, ranging from dubious scientific opinions to humanist social commentary addressed to “every person living on this planet,” to a grab bag of vague political and economic recommendations which are none of the Pope’s business. But what does it all mean? As Andrea Galgiarducci has so succinctly put it, “there is everything and nothing in ‘Laudato Si.’”One could write an entire book about this paradigmatic document, which signals what I would call a final, “post-Catholic”...
  • Living Courageously (Thaddaeus)

    05/25/2018 6:20:41 PM PDT · by metmom · 3 replies
    Grace To You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    The twelve apostles included "Thaddaeus" (Matt. 10:3). Victorious Christian living requires great courage. Thaddaeus was a man of many identities. In the King James translation of Matthew 10:3 he is called "Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus." He is also called "Judas the son of James" (Luke 6:16; Acts 1:13) and "Judas (not Iscariot)" (John 14:22). Judas, which means "Jehovah leads," was probably the name given him at birth, with Thaddaeus and Lebbaeus added later as nicknames to reflect his character. Apparently Thaddaeus was the nickname given to him by his family. It comes from a Hebrew root word that refers...
  • Paul: Joy in Spite of Trouble

    05/25/2018 6:20:15 PM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace To You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!” (Philippians 4:4). The apostle Paul was a model believer who did not let his troubles steal His joy in the Lord. According to today’s verse, believers should never let a negative outlook replace our joy, no matter how bad life seems to be. The apostle Paul set an example that was far different. He wrote to the Philippians that in spite of being imprisoned in Rome, he was still rejoicing. Even though Paul was restricted under trying and harsh conditions, he was glad because the gospel message was being declared,...
  • What Shall This Man do?...The Pastoral calling

    So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou...
  • How do I/we know I/we are in love?

    05/25/2018 8:18:20 AM PDT · by Bob Celeste · 30 replies
    ChristianPatriot.com ^ | 5.25.2018 | Pastor Bob Celeste for ChristianPatriot.com
    How do I/we know I/we are in love? Many a teen is faced with that question. In today's promiscuous, easy going, every thing goes society teens are not taught to wait for marriage, they are told, "it is ok, when you love someone". So girls, how do you know you are in love? How do you know the guy loves you? For girls, the answer is simply, so it is for boys as well. All we need do is go to the word of God. Girls, you are in love, really in love, when you are willing to do for...
  • Pondering Isaiah’s Advice to Close Our Eyes Lest We “Look on Evil”

    05/25/2018 7:37:27 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-24-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Pondering Isaiah’s Advice to Close Our Eyes Lest We “Look on Evil” Msgr. Charles Pope • May 24, 2018 • In this age of nearly instantaneous communication, there is an overwhelming amount of news and information available to us. There is nothing wrong with news and information, but each of us must decide how much exposure, in terms of time and content, is good for us. Not all “Breaking News!” is really that urgent. Too much news can distract us, overwhelm us, and provoke anxiety and anger. Further, the “news” is heavily filtered to feature what is bad, strange,...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 25 [Prayer and Meditation]

    05/25/2018 6:41:09 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 25 (NKJV) Rule Your Spirit 01 These also are proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah king of 00 Judah copied: 02 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, 00 But the glory of kings is to search out a matter. 03 As the heavens for height and the earth for depth, 00 So the heart of kings is unsearchable. 04 Take away the dross from silver, 00 And it will go to the silversmith for jewelry. 05 Take away the wicked from before the king, 00 And his throne will be established in...