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  • Catholic Biblical Apologetics: General Councils of the Church, 49-870

    03/17/2010 11:54:39 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies · 145+ views
    CatholicApologetics.org ^ | 03-17-10 | Dr. Robert Schihl and Paul Flanagan
    Catholic Biblical Apologetics Apologetics without apology! What does the Roman Catholic Church teach about ...? ... and why? This website surveys the origin and development of Roman Catholic Christianity from the period of the apostolic church, through the post-apostolic church and into the conciliar movement. Principal attention is paid to the biblical basis of both doctrine and dogma as well as the role of paradosis (i.e. handing on the truth) in the history of the Church. Particular attention is also paid to the hierarchical founding and succession of leadership throughout the centuries. This is a set of lecture notes...
  • Catholic Biblical Apologetics: Acts 15 Model: General- Ecumenical Councils of the Church Universal

    03/16/2010 10:37:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies · 140+ views
    CatholicApologetics.org ^ | 1985-1991 | Dr. Robert Schihl and Paul Flanagan
    Catholic Biblical Apologetics Apologetics without apology! What does the Roman Catholic Church teach about ...? ... and why? This website surveys the origin and development of Roman Catholic Christianity from the period of the apostolic church, through the post-apostolic church and into the conciliar movement. Principal attention is paid to the biblical basis of both doctrine and dogma as well as the role of paradosis (i.e. handing on the truth) in the history of the Church. Particular attention is also paid to the hierarchical founding and succession of leadership throughout the centuries. This is a set of lecture notes...
  • Catholic Biblical Apologetics: Model..Handing..Truth..Refuting Error: Acts 15, CouncilofJerusalem

    03/15/2010 11:02:02 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies · 196+ views
    CatholicApologetics.org ^ | 1985-1991 | Dr. Robert Schihl and Paul Flanagan
    Catholic Biblical Apologetics Apologetics without apology! What does the Roman Catholic Church teach about ...? ... and why? This website surveys the origin and development of Roman Catholic Christianity from the period of the apostolic church, through the post-apostolic church and into the conciliar movement. Principal attention is paid to the biblical basis of both doctrine and dogma as well as the role of paradosis (i.e. handing on the truth) in the history of the Church. Particular attention is also paid to the hierarchical founding and succession of leadership throughout the centuries. This is a set of lecture notes...
  • Catholic Biblical Apologetics: Paradosis: Handing On Divine Revelation (Orally)

    03/14/2010 8:17:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies · 162+ views
    CatholicApologetics.org ^ | 1985-1991 | Dr. Robert Schihl and Paul Flanagan
    Catholic Biblical Apologetics Apologetics without apology! What does the Roman Catholic Church teach about ...? ... and why? This website surveys the origin and development of Roman Catholic Christianity from the period of the apostolic church, through the post-apostolic church and into the conciliar movement. Principal attention is paid to the biblical basis of both doctrine and dogma as well as the role of paradosis (i.e. handing on the truth) in the history of the Church. Particular attention is also paid to the hierarchical founding and succession of leadership throughout the centuries. This is a set of lecture notes...
  • Gendercide: The war on baby girls

    03/05/2010 10:10:49 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies · 1,730+ views
    The Economist ^ | March 4, 2010 | The Economist
    Killed, aborted or neglected, at least 100m girls have disappeared—and the number is rising IMAGINE you are one half of a young couple expecting your first child in a fast-growing, poor country. You are part of the new middle class; your income is rising; you want a small family. But traditional mores hold sway around you, most important in the preference for sons over daughters. Perhaps hard physical labour is still needed for the family to make its living. Perhaps only sons may inherit land. Perhaps a daughter is deemed to join another family on marriage and you want someone...
  • Catholic Biblical Apologetics: Modes of Transmitting Authoritative Doctrine

    02/23/2010 10:04:58 PM PST · by Salvation · 9 replies · 252+ views
    CatholicApologetics.org ^ | 02-23-10 | Dr. Robert Schihl and Paul Flanagan
    Catholic Biblical Apologetics Apologetics without apology! What does the Roman Catholic Church teach about ...? ... and why? This website surveys the origin and development of Roman Catholic Christianity from the period of the apostolic church, through the post-apostolic church and into the conciliar movement. Principal attention is paid to the biblical basis of both doctrine and dogma as well as the role of paradosis (i.e. handing on the truth) in the history of the Church. Particular attention is also paid to the hierarchical founding and succession of leadership throughout the centuries. This is a set of lecture notes...
  • From Tradition To Truth: A Priest’s Story

    02/21/2010 11:15:34 PM PST · by bogusname · 22 replies · 486+ views
    evangelicalchristian.blogspot.com ^ | January 20, 2010 | Richard Bennett
    Born Irish, in a family of eight, my early childhood was fulfilled and happy. My father was a colonel in the Irish Army until he retired when I was about nine. As a family, we loved to play, sing, and act, all within a military camp in Dublin. We were a typical Irish Roman Catholic family. My father sometimes knelt down to pray at his bedside in a solemn manner. Most evenings we would kneel in the living room to say the Rosary together. No one ever missed Mass on Sundays unless he was seriously ill. By the time I...
  • Details: WH Announces 2010 White House Easter Egg Roll

    02/16/2010 12:36:29 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 24 replies · 619+ views
    Time/The Page ^ | 02/16/10 | Mark Halprin
    The President and First Lady announced today that this year's White House Easter Egg Roll will be held on Monday, April 5, 2010 with the theme of “Ready, Set, Go!” promoting health and wellness. The event will feature live music, sports courts, cooking stations, storytelling and, of course, Easter egg rolling. All of the activities will encourage children to lead healthy and active lives and follow the First Lady's ‘Let's Move!' initiative, a national campaign to combat childhood obesity. The White House will open its South Lawn for children aged 12 years and younger and their families. White House Easter...
  • Numbering the Ten Commandments

    02/14/2010 6:38:08 AM PST · by NYer · 63 replies · 877+ views
    NC Register ^ | February 12, 2010 | MATTHEW WARNER
    So Protestants and Catholics may not agree on which books should be in the Bible. And we don’t agree on which translations are best. But at least we can always agree on the Ten Commandments, right?  Well, not exactly. We agree on the scripture passages that the ten commandments come from (Deut 5 and Exodus 20). But scripture doesn’t enumerate them for us and break them into 10 nice, neat “commandments.” Because of this, there have been a number of different variations of the ten commandments as we know them today. The Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant versions are very...
  • A TRADITION EXAIMINED

    02/05/2010 3:58:45 PM PST · by Ken4TA · 37 replies · 398+ views
    1993 | Curtis Dickinson
    Of all the religious traditions which stand in the way of understanding the teachings of Jesus and the apostles is the one which substitutes the Platonic concept of the soul for the truth of Scripture. Plato’s concepts began to dominate Greek culture in the fourth century BC, and are still popular today. In most any university library you will find many more books on Plato than you will on Jesus. Plato held that “souls” are a part of the invisible and permanent realm and are not affected by the change and decay of the visible world; therefore they are immortal....
  • Face of Defense: Army Officer Leads Family Into Service

    01/25/2010 3:13:56 PM PST · by SandRat · 290+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Elaine Wilson
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2010 – As the eldest of six children, Army Capt. Kate Gowel always felt a desire to lead. She first led the way into the military -- a path all five of her siblings soon followed -- and later led the way in her career as a military lawyer. Army Capt. Kate Gowel, left, and her sister, Air Force Capt. Karoline Scott, meet up during their deployments in Iraq. Gowel, a military lawyer, was the first of six siblings to join the military. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “I honestly think we have a...
  • Face of Defense: Cadet Tackles West Point Challenge

    01/25/2010 3:11:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 341+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Elaine Wilson
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2010 – As the youngest of six children in his family, Adam Scott had some big military shoes to fill. Adam Scott, third from left, poses for a picture with his family at his parents’ home in Lorton, Va. Scott is a sophomore at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. DoD photo by Elaine Wilson  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. His five siblings all joined the military. Three of them attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., as did his father and his grandfathers on both sides. On his father’s side, he...
  • Face of Defense: Children Carry on Family's Military Tradition

    01/25/2010 2:58:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 310+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Elaine Wilson
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2010 – While most parents carry around a tattered, wallet-sized photo or two of their kids, Mary Scott has about a dozen 8-by-10s ready for display. Clockwise from left, West Point Cadet Adam Scott, Army 1st Lt. Kerney Scott, now Army Reserve 2nd Lt. Alec Scott, Army Capt. Andy Scott, now Air Force Capt. Karoline Scott and Army Capt. Kate Gowel pose at their parents’ house in Lorton, Va. The Scott children all chose to join the military, carrying on a legacy of active-duty service that’s lasted more than 130 years. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution...
  • St. Francis and the Christmas crib.

    12/23/2009 9:41:03 AM PST · by Jihadi Du Jour · 1 replies · 196+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | 12/23/2009 | Joseph Speranzella SFO
    A video of the story of the first ever Nativity scene created by St. Francis. See more...
  • Airman carries wartime flag family heirloom

    12/01/2009 5:50:01 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 531+ views
    Staff Sgt. Heriberto Gonzalez, a force protection escort for the 332nd Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, holds the American flag his father and grandfather both carried during wartime. Photo courtesy of the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing. JOINT BASE BALAD — Staff Sgt. Heriberto Gonzalez, 332nd Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, possesses an American flag that was carried by both his father and grandfather during wartime. "Gonzo," as he is referred to by his flight line coworkers, is on his eighth deployment since joining the Air Force. An avionics craftsman by trade, he volunteered to deploy to Iraq to provide security for local...
  • BEST BUY MAKES US AWARE THAT AMERICANS OWE ALL TO ALLAH

    11/24/2009 12:48:50 PM PST · by Tamar Rush · 89 replies · 3,212+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | November 24, 2009 | The Last Crusade
    Happy Eid al-Adna, America Pagan Holiday Upstages Thanksgiving & Christmas Electronics Giant Celebrates Islam thelastcrusade.org Is America becoming a Muslim nation? Has the tide of history turned against the Christians and Jews living in the land of the free and the home of the brave? Will Islamic law eventually become the law of the land?The answer to all of the above is yes.Proof comes with the holiday ads from Best Buy that will be inserted in every leading newspaper throughout the country this Thanksgiving.The ad makes scant mention of Thanksgiving, other than to urge people to “Shop Thanksgiving Day”....
  • [T]radition and [t]radition (and just what is the difference?) [Ecumenical]

    10/24/2009 1:41:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies · 388+ views
    Catholic Culture.org ^ | October 23, 2009 | Dr. Jeff Mirus
    [T]radition and [t]radition By Dr. Jeff Mirus | October 23, 2009 11:18 AM Yes, I know you’re tired of hearing about it, but one of our most faithful supporters, and a man whose opinion I deeply respect, has posted two highly critical comments in Sound Off in response to my In Depth Analysis from September 23rd, On Waffling, Tradition, and the Magisterium. Both posts challenge not just this particular article but more generally the manner in which I have always portrayed the conflict between Traditionalists and the Church.The posted criticisms assert three points: First, that my use of the term...
  • Ignorance of Scripture is Ignorance of Christ - Take the Gospel of St. John Challenge

    10/18/2009 6:51:37 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 6 replies · 576+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 10/18/09 | DJP I.F.
    Who do you say that Jesus is? Do your thoughts, upbringing, religious background, or personal beliefs about Jesus line up with God’s Christ of the HOLY SCRIPTURES? You might ask, “Well, does it make a difference? My friend, I say unto you, it surely does! TAKE THE JESUS CHALLENGE The Bible is the final AUTHORITY on who Jesus Christ is. It is God’s absolute instruction manual and blueprint for life. If you reject the authority of the Word of God, my friend, you are doomed. There is no hope for your lost, sinful condition. The Bible teaches that “All have...
  • Were the Church Fathers Closer to Protestantism Than to Catholicism?

    07/28/2009 11:03:59 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 21 replies · 1,412+ views
    Biblical Evidence for Catholicism ^ | August 25, 2006 | Dave Armstrong
    CHURCH FATHERS Protestantism is closer than Catholicism to the beliefs of the Church fathers Many Catholic doctrines were only introduced centuries later and were corruptions Initial reply In fact, the exact opposite is true: the fathers as a whole were much more "Catholic" in their beliefs than they were some kind of primitive "Protestants", and this is amply confirmed by Protestant Church historians themselves. Extensive reply Ten major "distinctively Catholic" doctrines will be supported by documentation (that early Church fathers largely agreed) from the Protestant historians listed below: Bible, Church, and Tradition, not Bible Alone (sola Scriptura) as the...
  • The Semi-Permeable Membranes of the Various Protestantisms [Ecumenical]

    07/21/2009 10:09:01 AM PDT · by NYer · 151 replies · 2,107+ views
    ic ^ | July 21, 2009 | Mark Shea
    One basic rule of thumb to understand in Catholic/Protestant conversations is that it is not the case that Catholics rely on Sacred Tradition and Protestants don't. Rather, Catholics (and by this I mean "educated Catholics speaking out of the Magisterial teaching of the Church") rely on Sacred Tradition and know they do, while Protestants rely on (parts) of Sacred Tradition and (usually) don't know they do. So, for instance, despite Paul's prescriptions (directed only at clergy of his day) that a man must be the husband of but one wife, nowhere in the text of Scripture is it made...
  • (Great article): Robert Nisbet’s Quest

    06/23/2009 7:13:25 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 4 replies · 384+ views
    Front Porch Republic ^ | 22 June 2009 | Patrick Deneen
    Robert Nisbet’s Quest Seattle, WA Robert Nisbet’s 1953 book The Quest for Community has rightfully achieved that rare and estimable status of “classic.” What Nisbet saw more clearly than most of his contemporaries - or ours - is that one of the deepest flaws of the modern era was its hostility to the reality of groups. Modern liberalism (developed, among others by Thomas Hobbes, and later John Locke - and, at its root, Nisbet argued, in developments of Protestant theology) was broadly conceived in the backdrop of a hostility to organizations, institutions, communities and groups by which people defined their...
  • A Tradition of Celebration

    06/20/2009 1:58:17 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 4 replies · 384+ views
    James R. Heintze ^ | November 17, 2008 | James R. Heintze
    Excerpt from John Adams' famous letter of July 3, 1776, in which he wrote to his wife Abigail what his thoughts were about celebrating the Fourth of July: "I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. You will think...
  • How Traditionalism Can Re-Ignite Followers

    05/29/2009 11:42:40 PM PDT · by Pitcairn · 246+ views
    www.politicalcastaway.com ^ | 30 May 09 | Pitcairn
    One of our fans sent in this video link. For our Catholic readers, we are told that the Pope's focus on traditional ceremony is gaining both old and young alike. Perhaps, something is to be learned politically from this religious trend. Attached is the video recommended. I must say, there is something to be said for a return to tradition and in Western Christian pride. It is inspiring.
  • A Memorial Day Tradition Comes to an End

    05/27/2009 9:23:53 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies · 756+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-27-09 | Wordsmith
    Above is the Doonesbury cartoon that ran this past Sunday. What's different about it from previous Memorial Day Doonesbury 'toons? Well, in 2004, a new tradition began to "honor" Memorial Day and the recently fallen: Cartoonist Garry B. Trudeau on Memorial Day will devote his comic strip "Doonesbury" to listing U.S. military personnel who have been killed during the war in Iraq. More than 700 names will appear in tiny type over six panels in the Sunday strip. A note beneath the final panel will say, "List as of April 23, 2004 Comic strip historians say it is the...
  • Bride Parade - 110 brides and brides-to-be march to promote family values in Bucharest

    05/21/2009 2:10:40 PM PDT · by lizol · 14 replies · 1,011+ views
    necn.com ^ | May 17, 2009
    110 brides and brides-to-be march to promote family values in Bucharest (NECN/APTV) - Dozens of women sporting full bridal regalia took part in a parade in Bucharest on Sunday, to promote the institution of marriage in Romanian society. Organizers of the "Bride Parade" said they intend to promote marriage as a way of maintaining traditional family values in this Orthodox country. The atmosphere was celebratory as dozens of women dressed in various white dresses, veils and tiaras marched to the sounds of trumpeters playing wedding songs. One woman called the event "unique" and one that "emphasizes the importance of the...
  • The GOP's Prejean Moment

    05/18/2009 10:18:29 PM PDT · by Scanian · 31 replies · 1,203+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 19, 2009 | George Joyce
    She's young, beautiful, articulate, patriotic, Christian, and most importantly, courageous. To many on the left however Carrie Prejean, the current Miss California, is a bigoted, shameful, and intolerant homophobe. What Carrie Prejean represents, in other words, is a modern day inkblot test of inestimable value to America's frustrated and exiled GOP. If there was ever a time in this modern day Alice in Wonderland cultural climate for conservatives to take a stand on something and shake the political world upside down, that time is now. What can Carrie Prejean do for America and the GOP? For starters, she can drive...
  • Pope's Swiss Guard May Allow Women After 500-Year Ban

    05/05/2009 2:35:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 125 replies · 1,930+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5/5/09
    After more than five centuries protecting popes, the Swiss Guard may consider opening the ranks of the world's smallest army to women, its commander said Tuesday. "I can imagine them for one role or another. Certainly we can think about this," Daniel Anrig, who took over the post late last year, told Italian television program "Studio Aperto." Anrig's remarks could represent a major change in position regarding the future of the elite corps composed entirely of 19- to 30-year-old Catholic men hailing from the Swiss Army. Anrig's predecessor argued that mixing the sexes could be more trouble than it was...
  • OC city wants to eclipse annual mooning tradition (annual "Moon Over Amtrak" event faces scrutiny)

    04/08/2009 2:43:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 725+ views
    LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. — The Laguna Niguel City Council wants to eclipse the annual ritual of mooning Amtrak trains and encourage thousands of partiers to pull up their pants. The council voted Tuesday to ban consuming alcohol in public and urinating in public to crack down on the 30-year-old tradition. City officials said the vote does not ban mooning but is meant to discourage rowdy behavior. -- "Most of the people who come aren't locals. Because of the Internet, it's gone worldwide," city spokeswoman Meg Waters said. "It's not a local family event. It's just gotten bigger and bigger."
  • Coalition, Afghans Find Goodwill at Traditional Afghan Games

    03/03/2009 5:47:24 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 359+ views
    KABUL, Afghanistan, March 3, 2009 – As U.S. forces and their NATO counterparts here were thinking recently about ways to win the trust and cooperation of local people in their fight against radical insurgents, village elders suggested a way to come together in common interest: a sporting event. Two do-rah teams battle it out while an Afghan police officer pulls security during a goodwill tournament of the traditional Afghan game in the Deh Rawood district of Oruzgan province, Afghanistan, Feb. 20, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Joseph A. Wilson.   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Such was...
  • Tradition is the next big idea in politics. But why stop at banking?

    02/22/2009 10:11:00 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 536+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 02/22/09 | Janet Daley
    Tradition is the next big idea in politics. But why stop at banking? The Prime Minister should extend his focus on old-fashioned values to schools and crime, says Janet Daley. Janet Daley Last Updated: 4:53PM GMT 22 Feb 2009 How did that go again? Did Gordon Brown really say that he wanted to see the return of "traditional" savings and investment banks? Traditional? Now there's a word I'll bet you thought you would never hear from a New Labour politician, at least not as a term of approbation. I can remember when "tradition" itself was one of the main obstacles...
  • A Conservative Defense of the Tradition of Marriage

    02/16/2009 5:53:57 PM PST · by aAMma · 7 replies · 542+ views
    The tradition of marriage has come under attack in recent years. Social progressives, under the banner of "civil rights," have begun a campaign to destroy the sanctity of marriage by redefining what the tradition of marriage is. Most everyone recognizes the malicious arguments of these self-proclaimed “social progressives.” It is not as if the tradition of marriage has ever been anything but between one man and one woman. Marriage is a grand narrative, a story of a man and a woman coming together as one. The tradition of marriage has been present throughout all of human history and has always...
  • Face of Defense: Soldier Continues Holiday Tradition in Afghanistan

    12/18/2008 3:40:22 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 263+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | 1st Lt. Lory Stevens, USA
    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Dec. 18, 2008 – Although far from home, a deployed soldier here will continue a long-standing holiday tradition with his family in Louisiana. Army Lt. Col. Stephen Jeselink, Task Force Warrior deputy commander, is recorded while reading the poem “The Night Before Christmas” at the USO at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2008. Through the United Through Reading military program, the Jeselink family in Louisiana will be able to continue a long-standing holiday tradition of listening to Stephen read the poem on Christmas Eve. U.S. Army photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Every Christmas Eve,...
  • When Evangelicals Treat Catholic Tradition Like Revelation [Ecumenical]

    12/10/2008 4:27:18 PM PST · by NYer · 35 replies · 671+ views
    CH Network ^ | Mark Shea
    In the following article, adapted with permission from his book "By What Authority?: An Evangelical Discovers Catholic Tradition" (Our Sunday Visitor Books), Mark recounts his thought processes when he was an Evangelical considering the role of tradition, which Evangelicals supposedly reject in belief and practice.I wondered: Is it really true that we Evangelicals never treat extra-biblical tradition as authoritative revelation? Is it really the case that all Evangelical belief is derived from the clear and unambiguous teaching of the Bible alone? Do we really speak forth only what Scripture speaks, keep silent where Scripture is silent, and never bind the...
  • Newsweek Shows Bias Again Against Traditional Marriage Argument

    12/08/2008 12:58:13 PM PST · by WKTimpco · 65 replies · 1,702+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 12/6/08 | Lisa Miller
    Let's try for a minute to take the religious conservatives at their word and define marriage as the Bible does. Shall we look to Abraham, the great patriarch, who slept with his servant when he discovered his beloved wife Sarah was infertile? Or to Jacob, who fathered children with four different women (two sisters and their servants)? Abraham, Jacob, David, Solomon and the kings of Judah and Israel—all these fathers and heroes were polygamists. The New Testament model of marriage is hardly better. Jesus himself was single and preached an indifference to earthly attachments—especially family. The apostle Paul (also single)...
  • Cardinal Says Scripture Inseparably United to Tradition

    10/07/2008 10:35:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies · 450+ views
    Zenit.org ^ | October 7, 2008 | Zenit
    Cardinal Says Scripture Inseparably United to Tradition Synod Considers Word of God as More Than Bible VATICAN CITY, OCT. 7, 2008 (Zenit.org).- Scripture and Tradition are inseparably united since they both come from the same source, says the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Cardinal William Levada, a delegate president of the synod on the word of God, affirmed this Monday when he addressed the 12th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. "As the dogmatic constitution 'Dei Verbum' reminds us, there exists an indissoluble unity between sacred Scripture and Tradition since both flow from...
  • Untapped

    09/15/2008 9:12:48 PM PDT · by DIM1 · 2 replies · 177+ views
    Red State Blue ^ | 2, Sept 2008 | David Aronin
    Candidates who are willing to say "enough is enough" on these matters - and related ones such as affirmative action - are likely to find that they have tapped into an undercurrent of discontent that can sweep them along towards victory in November. More importantly in the long run, they will also find themselves at the forefront of the defence of American liberty in regards to freedom of speech, academic freedom, freedom of worship and parental rights. In other words, they will be doing the right thing.
  • Roman Catholicism and "Sacred Tradition" (Orthodox Presbyterian Church Q&A)

    09/07/2008 11:47:58 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 62 replies · 139+ views
    Question: Recently a Catholic friend of mine posed a question that had me perplexed and I was hoping you could explain. As you probably know, Catholics believe in Sacred Tradition. My friend told me that the Bible supports Sacred Tradition in 2 Thessalonians 3:15 when it states "Therefore, brothers, stand firm and hold fast to the traditions that you were taught, either by an oral statement or by a letter of ours." Could you please explain this? Answer: Thank you for your question about 2 Thessalonians 2:15. When Paul uses the word traditions in this verse, he is referring to...
  • US mega-mosques: Muslim tradition with US convenience

    09/04/2008 11:08:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 236+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/4/08 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – As Islam makes inroads in the United States, American Muslims are setting up mega-mosques that combine religious tradition with typical American convenience. Modelled on the huge, non-Catholic churches that offer their congregations of at least 2,000 members several different sites for worship, US mega-mosques have become a necessity in some places. "Frequently, we have buildings designed for the Friday prayer, which is the largest, for 1,000 people and you have 2,000 to 3,000 show up," said Corey Saylor of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). To accommodate the overflow, which also results in traffic jams when...
  • 5 buried alive 'tradition' - Pakistani pol

    09/01/2008 7:42:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 229+ views
    ny daily news ^ | 9-1-08 | ap
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A Pakistani lawmaker defended a decision by northwestern tribesmen to bury five women alive because they wanted to choose their own husbands, telling stunned members of Parliament to spare him their outrage. "These are centuries-old traditions, and I will continue to defend them," Israr Ullah Zehri, who represents Baluchistan province, told The Associated Press Saturday. "Only those who indulge in immoral acts should be afraid." The women, three of whom were teenagers, were first shot and then thrown into a ditch. They were still breathing as mud was shoveled over their bodies, according to media reports, which...
  • An argument FOR Perpetual Virginity from Epiphanius of Salamis

    08/28/2008 9:21:36 AM PDT · by Ottofire · 45 replies · 203+ views
    Beggars All ^ | TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2008 | James Swan
    An argument FOR Perpetual Virginity from Epiphanius of Salamis (1) I finally had some time to closely work through the argumentation in favor of Mary's perpetual virginity from Epiphanius of Salamis (310/320-403). I'd like to present some of his arguments. With the one below, I'm not going to comment on it, but let it stand as it is. The argument though concludes, "the holy Virgin cannot have had marital relations." 12.1 But if we need to take the matter [Mary's perpetual virginity] up from another point of view, let's examine the findings of the naturalists. They say that a lioness...
  • Why Does The Catholic Church Accept Traditions? [Ecumenical]

    08/10/2008 3:26:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 44 replies · 126+ views
    Black Cordelias ^ | August 10, 2008 | bfhu
    Q. Tradition is condemned in the Bible so why does the Cathlic Church base some of its doctrines on it?A. Some people think the verses below condemn tradition and therefore, the Catholic Church. Matthew 15:3 Jesus replied, “And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition? Mark 7: 9 And he said to them: “You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe[a] your own traditions! Colossians 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human...
  • Face of Defense: Army Service is Family Tradition

    07/29/2008 4:46:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 155+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Lindy Kyzer
    WASHINGTON, July 29, 2008 – Order 9981 on July 26, 1948, he set the end to segregation and the integration of the armed forces into motion. For the Brunson family of Fayetteville, N.C., Truman’s order paved the way for Army service to become a family tradition. Six members of the Brunson family -- retired Sgt. Maj. Albert Brunson; his sons, Lt. Col. Xavier Brunson, and Majs. LaHavie Brunson and Tavi Brunson; and his daughters-in law, Lt. Col. Kirsten Brunson and Capt. Miryam Brunson -- have made a career of Army service. Five members of the family came together last week...
  • A word to biters of the consecrated hand [Catholic Caucus]

    07/10/2008 1:44:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies · 128+ views
    WDTPRS ^ | July 10, 2008 | Father John Zuhlsdorf
    A friend just phoned to tell me about a discussion on a "trad" forum.  I went there and read for a while. In this discussion some people were publicly bad mouthing priests who have been celebrating the TLM and denigrating their ministry.They claim these priests not Catholic enough, not fully or really Catholic.  Not Catholic like they are. Thus, they who have no authority in the Church, laymen who have no jurisdiction, no credentials other than that they are hobbyists of the older form of the Roman Rite (sincere as their devotion may be), they who have read some encyclicals...
  • Face of Defense: Soldier Continues Family’s Martial Arts Tradition

    06/17/2008 4:55:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 91+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Spc. Sophia R. Lopez, USA
    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq, June 17, 2008 – Army Staff Sgt. Dimas Estrada uses taekwondo to keep himself and other soldiers busy, teaching classes in the sport five days a week at the Paul R. Smith Fitness Center here. Army Staff Sgt. Dimas Estrada, left, engages Ukrainian Army 1st Lt. Andrey in a sparring match during a taekwondo class June 10, 2008, on Camp Victory, Iraq. Estrada, an air and missile defense operations sergeant for Task Force Mountain, is carrying on his family's taekwondo tradition while deployed. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Sophia Lopez  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. While...
  • CHARTRES PILGRIMAGE: YOUTH PRAY TOGETHER IN LATIN

    05/13/2008 5:56:39 PM PDT · by magdalen · 17 replies · 358+ views
    Times online ^ | May 13, 2008 | magdalen
    Pilgrims sing the praises of Latin The Tridentine Mass is being revived by young Catholics while walking to Chartres Cathedral Greg Watts Religion may well be in decline among European youth but it is by no means dead. This weekend about 6,000 young Catholics will set off on a 75-mile walk from Paris to Chartres Cathedral — and as they walk they will all be praying and singing in Latin. Pope Benedict XVI’s decision last year in his apostolic letter, Summorum pontificum, to revive the Tridentine Latin Mass, was seen as a turning back of the clock by some liberal...
  • The FSSP is granted a personal parish in Rome

    05/08/2008 6:45:50 AM PDT · by ELS · 16 replies · 205+ views
    Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter ^ | May 7, 2008 | F. S. S. P.
    The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter is granted a personal parish in RomeIt is with great joy that the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter announces the opening of a personal parish in the Diocese of Rome.  The decree of erection of the parish, which is dated Easter day of 2008, states that in conformity with art. 10 of Summorum Pontificum, "and after having received the proposal of the Cardinal Vicar, the Holy Father has established that in the central sector of the Diocese of Rome, in the 1st District, and in a fitting place of worship, namely, the Church of...
  • Other than the Bible, what are the most important Christian texts?

    04/22/2008 12:08:45 PM PDT · by ChurtleDawg · 116 replies · 163+ views
    4-22-08 | vanity
    Other than the Holy Bible, what writings should every Christian try to find and read, in your opinion? For example: The Didache, writings by early Christian apologetics like Justin Matyr, St. Augustine's books, The Nicene Creed, the works of C.S. Lewis, Pope Benedict's book "Jesus of Nazareth", the Dead Sea Scrolls....etc. These can be any book, writing or article that you think was essential to your understanding of Christianity, theology or to your interpretation of the Bible.
  • ***The OFFICIAL Weekend Singles Thread*** March 21-24, 2008 - Easter

    03/21/2008 4:56:56 PM PDT · by snugs · 25 replies · 353+ views
    http://www.topmarks.co.uk/ ^ | 21st March 2008 | Snugs
    Maundy Thursday On the night before his death Jesus had a final meal with his friends. This meal was one of the festival meals for Passover. Before the meal Jesus did something which surprised his friends. He washed the feet of every person, a task which was normally done by a servant. By doing this he wanted to show his followers that they should love one another in humble ways. Later in the meal which is known to Christians as 'The Last Supper', Jesus passed round bread and wine. He said the bread was his body broken for them...
  • † Traditional Mass Propers ~ Dominica Prima Passionis ~ Passion Sunday ~ 09 March 2008 Anno Dómini †

    03/09/2008 6:25:37 PM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 27 replies · 439+ views
    Robert Drobot | 09 March 2008 Anno Dómini | The Most Holy Trinity
    "Catholics who remain faithful to Tradition, even if they are reduced to but a handful, they are THE TRUE CHURCH. They've got the churches, but we've got the faith" -- Saint Athanasius, "Apostle of Tradition", 373 Anno DominiThe Holy Tridentine Roman Rite Mass The Tridentine Mass takes its name from the Council of Trent ( 1545-63 ), under the watchful eye of Pope Saint Pius V. The "Tridentine Rite" is, therefore, more properly called the Ancient or Traditional Roman Rite. The last edition of its missal was published in 1962.The traditional Roman Rite differs from the new rite --...
  • Face of Defense: ‘Active First’ Grad Continues Family Tradition

    02/28/2008 4:36:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 72+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill, USA
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2008 – Pvt. Raymond Loree has become the first Army National Guard soldier to graduate directly into the active Army’s ranks through a new program called “Active First,” in which recruits commit to service in the active-duty Army followed by service in the National Guard. Army Pvt. Raymond Loree is the first soldier to graduate from the Army National Guard’s “Active First” program. U.S. Army photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Loree, who enlisted Oct. 18, graduated from one-station unit training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., on Feb. 22. Active First recruits enlist in the...