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  • [Cath Cauc] The China-Vatican Agreement. Secret As For the Words, But Already Visible in Deeds

    10/23/2018 11:11:58 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | October 22, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    22 ott The China-Vatican Agreement. Secret As For the Words, But Already Visible in Deeds In the month following the announcement of an agreement between the Holy See and China on the appointment of bishops, a couple of events have taken place that make it possible to guess at its contents, which are officially kept secret.*The first event is known. It was the arrival at the synod underway in Rome from October 3-28 of two Chinese bishops, formally invited by Pope Francis with the agreement of the Beijing authorities, who however were the first to make the announcement.How did...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-23-18

    10/22/2018 8:59:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies ^ | 10-23-18 | Revised New American Bible
    October 23, 2018 Tuesday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Eph 2:12-22 Brothers and sisters:You were at that time without Christ,alienated from the community of Israeland strangers to the covenants of promise,without hope and without God in the world.But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far offhave become near by the Blood of Christ. For he is our peace, he made both oneand broke down the dividing wall of enmity, through his Flesh,abolishing the law with its commandments and legal claims,that he might create in himself one new person in place of the two,thus...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-22-18, OM, St. John Paul II, Pope

    10/21/2018 10:23:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies ^ | 10-22-18 | Revised New American Bible
    October 22, 2018 Monday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Eph 2:1-10 Brothers and sisters:You were dead in your transgressions and sinsin which you once lived following the age of this world,following the ruler of the power of the air,the spirit that is now at work in the disobedient.All of us once lived among them in the desires of our flesh,following the wishes of the flesh and the impulses,and we were by nature children of wrath, like the rest.But God, who is rich in mercy,because of the great love he had for us,even when we were...
  • [Catholic Caucus] A priest must be entirely for God

    10/21/2018 3:17:03 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 1940 | Dain Cohenel
    A priest must be entirely for God “A priest must be entirely for God ... For this the Church clothes him in a long tunic … The priest’s cassock must show that the consecrated minister has almost no body and is turned to God with all his heart, seeking only the salvation of souls. Now, if the priest’s cassock has a worldly cut, if  his head is styled fashionably with fringes and even perfumed curls, if under a scanty soutane you can see trousers … what then can a Priest represent for his people?  That kind of exteriority does...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Our Duty Respecting the Fake Magisterium

    10/21/2018 11:43:48 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | October 18, 2018 | Chris Ferrara
    Our Duty Respecting the Fake Magisterium Fatima Perspectives #1243 The Pope’s “rainbow” pectoral thing (I will not dignify it by calling it a Cross) tells us all we need to know about the already determined outcome of the Synod on Youth and Blah, Blah, Blah.  The whole point of this elaborate charade, which for the sake of truth in advertising should have been named “The Synod on Mainstreaming Sexual Perversion,” is to provide a mechanism by which the “gays” who have been agitating for “welcoming” and “acceptance” in the Church, led by that simpering subversive Father James Martin and his...
  • DESTROYER: Pope to Celebrate New Rite of Mass at Youth Synod Closing

    10/21/2018 9:44:27 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Whispers of Restoration ^ | October 17, 2018 | unknown
    DESTROYER: Pope to Celebrate New Rite of Mass at Youth Synod Closing For those just now connecting the dots…Pattern of Liturgical Deviance Plenty of controversy now surrounds Pope Francis: his seemingly invalid election, his long pattern of heterodox teaching, the Viganò report implicating him in cascading sex abuse crimes, the ongoing Amoris Laetitia debacle, the Vatican sell-out to Communist China, pick your disaster.As this Pope’s penchant for “making a mess” shows no sign of diminishing to the peril of countless souls, we agree with Chris Ferrara’s assessment over at The Remnant, and his call (like Bishop Gracida’s) for an imperfect synod to defend the Church from Francis:...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 10-21-18, Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    10/20/2018 10:02:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 43 replies ^ | 10-21-18 | Revised New American Bible
    October 21, 2018 Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Is 53:10-11 The LORD was pleasedto crush him in infirmity. If he gives his life as an offering for sin,he shall see his descendants in a long life,and the will of the LORD shall be accomplished through him. Because of his afflictionhe shall see the light in fullnessof days;through his suffering, my servant shall justify many,and their guilt he shall bear. Responsorial Psalm Ps 33:4-5, 18-19, 20, 22 R. (22) Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you.Upright is the word of the...
  • War news from Amir Tsarfati and other very recent events

    10/20/2018 6:36:33 AM PDT · by firebrand · 4 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Oct. 19, 2018 | Amir Tsarfati
    For those mostly interest in the current events part, start at about the 9-minute mark. Israel's current activity in foiling the Russian attempts to go after the spoils in Israel. Amir's conclusions, so far, on the Kharshoggi incident. Growing anti-Semitism in the U.S., Christ at the Checkpoint, attacks on rabbis in NY, Farrakhan. Throughout, a warning about Satanic forces, before and after the hard news.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-20-18, OM, St. Paul of the Cross, Priest

    10/19/2018 11:37:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies ^ | 10-20-18 | Revised New American Bible
    October 20, 2018 Saturday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Eph 1:15-23 Brothers and sisters:Hearing of your faith in the Lord Jesusand of your love for all the holy ones,I do not cease giving thanks for you,remembering you in my prayers,that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelationresulting in knowledge of him.May the eyes of your hearts be enlightened,that you may know what is the hope that belongs to his call,what are the riches of gloryin his inheritance among the holy ones,and what is...
  • [Catholic Caucus] New Church, New Faith, New Pope

    10/19/2018 10:33:50 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | October 16, 2018 | Raymond Kowalski
    In 2013 Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor told Paul Vallely of The Independent, “Four years of Bergoglio would be enough to change things.” In a story published in March 2017, LifeSiteNews quoted from a speech given by former cardinal Theodore McCarrick that there was a pre-conclave plan to elect Jorge Bergoglio as the one who could “reform the Church … [and in] five years, he could put us back on target.”The LifeSiteNews article was itself about an interview with Cardinal Donald Wuerl that had appeared in the Jesuit magazine America. The essence of that interview was that, after the Second Vatican Council,...
  • More than before: persecution continues in Wenzhou, Henan, Hubei after the China-Holy See agreement

    10/19/2018 9:45:06 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Asia News ^ | October 11, 2018 | Asia News
    Cross and boundary wall of  Lingkun church torn down. A cross demolished in Zhumadian in Henan. It was "too visible". Re-education of priests in Hubei to reaffirm the Church's "independence" from the Vatican and submission to the Party. Rome (AsiaNews) - The "provisional" agreement between China and the Holy See, signed on 22 September, does not seem to have stopped persecution and violence against Catholics. This morning in Lingkun, in the district of Yongqiang, the cross that stood on the bell tower of the Catholic church was torn down (photo 1); the perimeter wall in front of the sacred building was demolished...
  • The Controversy Of Zion pt 2

    The controversy which is engulfing all nations, pulling strong nations such as the USA, Russia,China and Iran into an utter maelstrom in the Middle East, is basically the same issue which the book of Genesis raises in the story of Jacob and Esau. God chose Jacob, but Isaac chose Esau. Esau should have the bulk of the inheritance, being first-born, humanly speaking. But God saw to it that Jacob should receive the Patriarchal blessing. Esau hates Jacob and swears that Jacob has deceived and cheated him of it. Esau became Edom, the inveterate enemy of Israel,until the Edomite nation was...
  • Gaining True Wisdom

    10/19/2018 5:54:26 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple" (Ps. 19:7). God’s Word imparts wisdom and knowledge beyond the realm of mere human understanding. David's characterization of God's Word as "the testimony of the Lord" (Ps. 19:7) speaks of its role as God's witness to who He is and what He requires of us. In addition, it's a "sure" witness. That means it's unwavering, immovable, unmistakable, reliable, and trustworthy. Peter made the same point when, after recounting his incredible experience with Christ on the Mount of Transfiguration (2 Pet. 1:16-18), he said, "but we have a testimony more...
  • Slaves of Righteousness

    10/19/2018 5:53:55 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “But thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed, and having been freed from sin, you became slaves of righteousness” (Romans 6:17-18). True freedom comes from being a servant of Jesus Christ. I once knew a man who, though intellectually convinced that the gospel was true, balked at committing his life to Jesus Christ. When I asked him why, he replied, “Because I don’t want to give up my freedom.” He understood clearly that genuine saving faith requires submission to Christ’s...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-19-18, M, Sts. John de Brébeuf & Isaac Jogues, Priests

    10/18/2018 8:51:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies ^ | 10-19-18 | Revised New American Bible
    October 19, 2018 Memorial of Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs Reading 1 Eph 1:11-14 Brothers and sisters:In Christ we were also chosen,destined in accord with the purpose of the Onewho accomplishes all things according to the intention of his will,so that we might exist for the praise of his glory,we who first hoped in Christ.In him you also, who have heard the word of truth,the Gospel of your salvation, and have believed in him,were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,which is the first installment of our inheritancetoward redemption as God's possession, to the...
  • The Controversy of Zion ... part 1

    Isaiah had a vision of the final end of the World. The issue which eventually engulfs every nation into the final cataclysm , is called the Controversy of Zion. The center of the earth is Israel, the center of Israel is Jerusalem, (the city of the great King) and the center of Jerusalem is a piece of contested real estate called MT Zion, the place on which the temple of God once stood. Israel was banished from the land God gave to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, for two millennia in fulfillment of the warnings given by Moses in the Song...
  • Father Paul Warns that Chinese Regime’s “Ultimate Goal Is To Eliminate All Religion”

    10/18/2018 11:29:58 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Persecution ^ | October 17, 2018 | unknown
    Father Paul Warns that Chinese Regime’s “Ultimate Goal Is To Eliminate All Religion” 10/17/2018 China (International Christian Concern) – According to statements by religious affairs officials in a recent Religious Affairs Committee seminar, the Chinese government believes the “Vatican’s policy of meddling in China had not been abandoned”. The seminar was held in Wuhan city of Henei province where the deputy director of the committee, Xiong Huaqi, asks that Catholics regulate their religious activities to protect government interests.In a series of statements made by Xiong, he accuses some Catholics of having “lost their minds” because they do not know whether...
  • God's Transforming Word

    10/18/2018 7:16:43 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul" (Ps. 19:7). God can transform you through His Word into the person He wants you to be. Many today doubt the power of Scripture in dealing with the deeper aspects of the human heart and mind. The Bible may be helpful for certain superficial or "spiritual" problems, they say, but it's too simplistic and inadequate for the more complex psychological issues of modern man. The truth is, however, the best psychology can do is modify external behavior. It cannot redeem and transform the soul. Only God can do that through...
  • Liberty or License?

    10/18/2018 7:16:17 AM PDT · by metmom · 14 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? May it never be! Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone as slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or of obedience resulting in righteousness?” (Romans 6:15-16). Freedom from sin does not mean freedom to sin. From Paul’s day until now, the gospel of grace has been accused of providing license to sin. If salvation is the gift of God’s grace, legalists argue, wholly apart from human works, what will motivate...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-18-18, FEAST, St. Luke, Evangelist

    10/17/2018 10:00:09 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies ^ | 10-18-18 | Revised New American Bible
    October 18, 2018 Feast of Saint Luke, Evangelist Reading 1 2 Tm 4:10-17b Beloved:Demas, enamored of the present world,deserted me and went to Thessalonica,Crescens to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia.Luke is the only one with me.Get Mark and bring him with you,for he is helpful to me in the ministry.I have sent Tychicus to Ephesus.When you come, bring the cloak I left with Carpus in Troas,the papyrus rolls, and especially the parchments. Alexander the coppersmith did me a great deal of harm;the Lord will repay him according to his deeds.You too be on guard against him,for he has strongly...