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  • Ten Ways to Make Your Church Autism-Friendly

    10/01/2014 6:11:01 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 8 replies
    Faith Street ^ | April 23, 2014 | Ann Memmott
    With 1 in 68 people on the autism spectrum, most churches will encounter a number of people of various ages and backgrounds who are autistic. I am autistic and a Christian, and my faith is a very important part of my life. As a child, I had little use of language and was very “typically autistic.” But as an adult, I learned to use language, and now I teach churches worldwide about autism. I work with leaders from the Church of England, and I wrote their national autism guidelines at the request of the Bishop of Oxford, the Right Reverend...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings,10-01-14, M,St. Thérčse ofthe Child Jesus,Virgin &Doctor/Church

    09/30/2014 8:10:47 PM PDT · by Salvation · 23 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-01-14 | Revised New American Bible
    October 1, 2014Memorial of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church    Reading 1 Jb 9:1-12, 14-16 Job answered his friends and said: I know well that it is so;but how can a man be justified before God?Should one wish to contend with him,he could not answer him once in a thousand times.God is wise in heart and mighty in strength;who has withstood him and remained unscathed? He removes the mountains before they know it;he overturns them in his anger.He shakes the earth out of its place,and the pillars beneath it tremble.He commands the...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - September 30, 2014 [Devotional]

    09/30/2014 5:16:16 PM PDT · by Vision · 5 replies
    Email ^ | 9/30/14 | Joel Osteen
    Send it Today Today's Scripture “This is the day the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Save now, I pray, O LORD; O LORD, I pray, send now prosperity.” (Psalm 118:24–25, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria In scripture, David said, “This is the day the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it.” We quote this verse often, but the next verse is very interesting. He goes on to pray, “Oh, Lord, I beseech You, send prosperity now.” He could have said, “Send it tomorrow. Send it next week....
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [September 30, 2014]

    09/30/2014 5:14:15 PM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Assigning of the Call " I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church . . . —Colossians 1:24 " We take our own spiritual consecration and try to make it into a call of God, but when we get right with Him He brushes all this aside. Then He gives us a tremendous, riveting pain to fasten our attention on something that we never even dreamed could be His call for us. And for...
  • Autism and the Church

    09/30/2014 8:55:32 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 44 replies
    For families dealing with autism, going to church can be difficult. Children with autism often struggle in new environments. Large crowds of people can be overwhelming to them. They are often bothered by certain noises, bright lights and even smells. Many of the individuals have limited verbal skills. There are safety issues for those who have a tendency to wander. I have talked to way too many families who said, “it is just too hard, so we don’t go” or “we can’t find a church willing to accept our child.” What a terrible shame. The families are not to blame....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-30-14, M, St. Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church

    09/29/2014 9:08:10 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-30-14 | Revised New American Bible
    September 30, 2014Memorial of Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church  Reading 1 Jb 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23 Job opened his mouth and cursed his day.Job spoke out and said: Perish the day on which I was born,the night when they said, “The child is a boy!” Why did I not perish at birth,come forth from the womb and expire?Or why was I not buried away like an untimely birth,like babes that have never seen the light?Wherefore did the knees receive me?or why did I suck at the breasts? For then I should have lain down and been tranquil;had...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - September 29, 2014 [Devotional]

    09/29/2014 5:01:44 PM PDT · by Vision · 4 replies
    Email ^ | 9/29/14 | Joel Osteen
    Faith of a Child Today's Scripture “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:3, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Think about the faith of a child. They believe whatever they are told. They have a constant expectancy in their hearts. They keep on asking for what they desire and believe they will receive it! Scripture says that we must become like little children in our faith. What does that mean? That means we need to have complete reliance on God. We need to...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [September 29, 2014]

    09/29/2014 4:59:44 PM PDT · by Vision · 6 replies
    The Awareness of the Call " . . . for necessity is laid upon me; yes, woe is me if I do not preach the gospel! —1 Corinthians 9:16 " We are inclined to forget the deeply spiritual and supernatural touch of God. If you are able to tell exactly where you were when you received the call of God and can explain all about it, I question whether you have truly been called. The call of God does not come like that; it is much more supernatural. The realization of the call in a person’s life may come...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-29-14, FEAST, Sts. Michael, Gabriel, & Raphael, Archangels

    09/28/2014 8:25:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 43 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-29-14 | Revised New American Bible
    September 29, 2014Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels    Reading 1 Dn 7:9-10, 13-14 As I watched: Thrones were set upand the Ancient One took his throne.His clothing was bright as snow,and the hair on his head as white as wool;His throne was flames of fire,with wheels of burning fire.A surging stream of fireflowed out from where he sat;Thousands upon thousands were ministering to him,and myriads upon myriads attended him. The court was convened, and the books were opened.As the visions during the night continued, I saw One like a son of man coming,on the clouds of...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [September 28, 2014]

    09/28/2014 1:55:06 PM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    The “Go” of Unconditional Identification " Jesus . . . said to him, ’One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor . . . and come, take up the cross, and follow Me’ —Mark 10:21 " The rich young ruler had the controlling passion to be perfect. When he saw Jesus Christ, he wanted to be like Him. Our Lord never places anyone’s personal holiness above everything else when He calls a disciple. Jesus’ primary consideration is my absolute annihilation of my right to myself and my identification with Him, which...
  • Vatican says bishop's dismissal not the result of sex abuse

    09/28/2014 12:24:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 38 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | September 27, 2014 | Francis X. Rocca
    The Vatican denied Pope Francis had dismissed a controversial Paraguayan bishop because of his mishandling of sex abuse accusations, attributing the decision instead to other failings of governance and friction with fellow bishops.
  • Got a Screaming Kid at Church? 6 Encouraging Things to Remember

    09/28/2014 9:57:17 AM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    Catholic Pop ^ | September 27, 2014 | Rachel Lu
    Bowsk, Flickr / Ben Francis, Flickr / ChurchPOP With three young boys, Mass can be the scariest part of my whole week. I wonder: will the baby scream right in the middle of the Consecration? Will I end up chasing the toddler down the center aisle? Grim possibilities flit through my mind as I dress the boys for church.But God loves children, and even harrowing churchgoing memories will probably seem precious a decade or two hence.Here then are some thoughts to help you keep perspective if you have this problem as well.1) God notices your kids’ efforts… and yours. This...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 09-28-14, Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    09/27/2014 9:11:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 50 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-28-14 | Revised New American Bible
    September 28, 2014Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time  Reading 1 Ez 18:25-28 Thus says the LORD:You say, "The LORD's way is not fair!"Hear now, house of Israel:Is it my way that is unfair, or rather, are not your ways unfair?When someone virtuous turns away from virtue to commit iniquity, and dies,it is because of the iniquity he committed that he must die.But if he turns from the wickedness he has committed,he does what is right and just,he shall preserve his life;since he has turned away from all the sins that he has committed,he shall surely live, he shall not die....
  • 13 Insightful Maps of U.S. Religion

    09/27/2014 11:24:34 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 24 replies
    http://www.churchpop.com ^ | September 25, 2014 | ChurchPopEditor
    Last week, we brought you 11 Maps to Help You Make Sense of World Religion. This week, we’re zooming in on the grand ‘ole United States of America. What are the major religious groups? And where are they located? Scroll through these awesome maps, and you’ll see some interesting patterns emerge. You can click on any map to enlarge it. Enjoy
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [September 27, 2014]

    09/27/2014 9:20:55 AM PDT · by Vision · 4 replies
    The “Go” of Renunciation " . . . someone said to Him, ’Lord, I will follow You wherever You go’ —Luke 9:57 " Our Lord’s attitude toward this man was one of severe discouragement, “for He knew what was in man” (John 2:25). We would have said, “I can’t imagine why He lost the opportunity of winning that man! Imagine being so cold to him and turning him away so discouraged!” Never apologize for your Lord. The words of the Lord hurt and offend until there is nothing left to be hurt or offended. Jesus Christ had no tenderness...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-27-14, M, St. Vincent de Paul, Priest

    09/26/2014 8:56:31 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-27-14 | Revised New American Bible
    September 27, 2014Memorial of Saint Vincent de Paul, Priest    Reading 1 Eccl 11:9-12:8 Rejoice, O young man, while you are young and let your heart be glad in the days of your youth.Follow the ways of your heart,the vision of your eyes;Yet understand that as regards all thisGod will bring you to judgment.Ward off grief from your heartand put away trouble from your presence,though the dawn of youth is fleeting. Remember your Creator in the days of your youth,before the evil days comeAnd the years approach of which you will say,I have no pleasure in them;Before the sun...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - September 26, 2014 [Devotional]

    09/26/2014 4:47:33 PM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 9/26/14 | Joel Osteen
    Close the Door on Fear Today's Scripture “And do not give the Devil an opportunity to work.” (Ephesians 4:27, ISV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria So many people today are living with less than God’s best because they’ve allowed fear to creep in and take root in their lives. Fear is the greatest weapon the enemy uses to try to hold us back. Fear is not from God. Scripture tells us that fear brings torment. It’s designed to paralyze us and keep us from God’s blessings. The good news is that God is greater than fear. His power...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [September 26, 2014]

    09/26/2014 4:44:52 PM PDT · by Vision · 4 replies
    The “Go” of Reconciliation " If you . . . remember that your brother has something against you . . . —Matthew 5:23 " This verse says, “If you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you . . . .” It is not saying, “If you search and find something because of your unbalanced sensitivity,” but, “If you . . . remember . . . .” In other words, if something is brought to your conscious mind by the Spirit of God— “First be reconciled to your brother, and then...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-26-14, OM, Sts. Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs

    09/25/2014 7:55:32 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-26-14 | Revised New American Bible
    September 26, 2014Friday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Eccl 3:1-11 There is an appointed time for everything,and a time for every thing under the heavens.A time to be born, and a time to die;a time to plant, and a time to uproot the plant.A time to kill, and a time to heal;a time to tear down, and a time to build.A time to weep, and a time to laugh;a time to mourn, and a time to dance.A time to scatter stones, and a time to gather them;a time to embrace, and a time to...
  • "SSPX Already is in 'Full Communion', but in a State of 'Imperfect Reconciliation'."

    09/25/2014 6:50:17 PM PDT · by narses · 7 replies
    Eorate Caeli ^ | September 24, 2014 | Father Claude Barthe
    One of the wisest clerics in the traditional Catholic world, Father Claude Barthe, wrote a short note for the highly regarded French Catholic periodical L'Homme Nouveau on the Holy See communiqué on the meeting between Cardinal Müller and Bishop Fellay yesterday. He paid attention to the key words, as well as to words that are missing, and how they represent a high point in the evolution of relations between the Apostolic See and the Society of Saint Pius X. Father Barthe, by the way, is the main chaplain of the remarkable Populus Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage to Rome, taking place a...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - September 25, 2014 [Devotional]

    09/25/2014 5:38:53 PM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies
    Email ^ | 9/25/14 | Joel Osteen
    He Has Another Seed for You Today's Scripture “...For God has appointed another seed for me...” (Genesis 4:25, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria In Genesis, Eve went through a great disappointment. Her son Cain killed her son Able which was the first murder in the Bible. I’m sure Eve, like any mother, was devastated and heartbroken at the passing of her son. But I love what Eve said in Genesis 4:25, “God has appointed another seed for me.” In essence, she was saying, “I don’t understand it. It doesn’t make sense, but I trust God. This is...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [September 25, 2014]

    09/25/2014 5:36:46 PM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    The “Go” of Relationship " Whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two—Matthew 5:41 " Our Lord’s teaching can be summed up in this: the relationship that He demands for us is an impossible one unless He has done a super-natural work in us. Jesus Christ demands that His disciple does not allow even the slightest trace of resentment in his heart when faced with tyranny and injustice. No amount of enthusiasm will ever stand up to the strain that Jesus Christ will put upon His servant. Only one thing will bear the strain, and that...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-25-14

    09/24/2014 9:25:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-25-14 | Revisedd New American Bible
    September 25, 2014Thursday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Eccl 1:2-11 Vanity of vanities, says Qoheleth,vanity of vanities! All things are vanity!What profit has man from all the laborwhich he toils at under the sun?One generation passes and another comes,but the world forever stays.The sun rises and the sun goes down;then it presses on to the place where it rises.Blowing now toward the south, then toward the north,the wind turns again and again, resuming its rounds.All rivers go to the sea,yet never does the sea become full.To the place where they go,the rivers keep on...
  • Renovation Plans for Orange's Christ Cathedral Aim to Uplift

    09/24/2014 6:27:29 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    An artist's rendering of the renovation plan for the sanctuary of Christ Cathedral. Credit: Diocese of Orange. Orange, Calif., Sep 24, 2014 / 02:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Diocese of Orange announced Wednesday the new design plans for Christ Cathedral, saying they are intended to transform the former Crystal Cathedral into a space that is “liturgically and intrinsically Catholic.” “Through this innovative design process an insightful plan has emerged that will establish Christ Cathedral as a place for involvement in the sacraments, a place to hear the Word of God proclaimed and a place for personal prayer and devotion,” Bishop...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - September 24, 2014 [Devotional]

    09/24/2014 5:31:46 PM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies
    Email ^ | 9/24/14 | Joel Osteen
    His Call Remains Today's Scripture “For God’s gifts and his call can never be withdrawn.” (Romans 11:29, NLT) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria When you think about your future, what do you see in your mind’s eye? Maybe at one time you were excited about your life — you had big goals and big dreams, but you went through some disappointments or life didn’t turn out the way you planned and now you’ve just settled where you are. Understand, God’s plan for your life didn’t go away just because you had some disappointments and setbacks or because somebody...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [September 24, 2014]

    09/24/2014 5:28:01 PM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    The “Go” of Preparation " If you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift—Matthew 5:23-24 " It is easy for us to imagine that we will suddenly come to a point in our lives where we are fully prepared, but preparation is not suddenly accomplished. In fact, it is a process that must be steadily maintained. It is dangerous to become settled and complacent in our...
  • 15 Fun Facts from Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s FBI file

    09/24/2014 4:20:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies
    cna ^ | September 23, 2014 | Mary Rezac
    Currently the late Archbishop Fulton Sheen, best known for his T.V. and radio preaching, is caught up in an impasse regarding the next steps in his cause for canonization.Photo of Bishop Fulton J. Sheen, the Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Rochester, New York. He had a radio and television program called Life Is Worth Living which aired from 1951 to 1957. In the meantime, we thought we’d give you some fun tidbits we found in his FBI file.But wait! Don’t freak out - pretty much everyone during the Communist scare in the 1950′s had a file, especially people...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-24-14

    09/23/2014 9:12:54 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-24-14 | Revised New American Bible
    September 24, 2014Wednesday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Prv 30:5-9 Every word of God is tested;he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.Add nothing to his words,lest he reprove you, and you will be exposed as a deceiver. Two things I ask of you,deny them not to me before I die:Put falsehood and lying far from me,give me neither poverty nor riches;provide me only with the food I need;Lest, being full, I deny you,saying, “Who is the LORD?”Or, being in want, I steal,and profane the name of my God. Responsorial Psalm...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - September 23, 2014 [Devotional]

    09/23/2014 5:57:02 PM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 9/23/14 | Joel Osteen
    The Time of God’s Favor is Here Today's Scripture “That day the LORD exalted Joshua in the sight of all Israel; and they stood in awe of him all the days of his life...” (Joshua 4:14, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria What an amazing promise God gave to Joshua. He said, “Joshua, today I will begin to make you great in the eyes of all the Israelites.” He was saying, “Today, I’m going to start releasing more of My favor, My blessing, My increase.” But notice, there was a specific time in his life that God began...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [September 23, 2014]

    09/23/2014 5:54:15 PM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Missionary’s Goal " He . . . said to them, ’Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem . . . ’ —Luke 18:31 " In our natural life our ambitions change as we grow, but in the Christian life the goal is given at the very beginning, and the beginning and the end are exactly the same, namely, our Lord Himself. We start with Christ and we end with Him—”. . . till we all come . . . to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ . . .” (Ephesians 4:13), not simply to...
  • Prince William attends Mass ‘in official capacity’ for the first time

    09/23/2014 1:47:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | September 23, 2014 | SIMON CALDWELL
    Prince William, right, at an Independence Day Mass at St John's Co-Cathedral in Malta (Photo: CNS) Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, has attended his first public Mass in an official capacity, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.During a visit to Malta last weekend, the second in line for the throne went to Mass in St John’s Cathedral in Valletta, the island’s capital.The Prince, attending in an official capacity as part of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Malta’s independence, was seated beside British High Commissioner Rob Luke, just a few seats away from Maltese President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca.Prince William...
  • What Rotherham Teaches US...Wisdom Cries Out

    Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.(Proverbs 1:20-23)I believe that when God metaphorically personified his Wisdom as a lady crying out in the streets to the simple, the wicked and even the scorners,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-23-14, M, St. Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest (Padre Pio)

    09/22/2014 9:02:41 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-2314 | Revised New American Bible
    September 23, 2014Memorial of Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest    Reading 1 Prv 21:1-6, 10-13 Like a stream is the king’s heart in the hand of the LORD;wherever it pleases him, he directs it. All the ways of a man may be right in his own eyes,but it is the LORD who proves hearts. To do what is right and justis more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. Haughty eyes and a proud heart–the tillage of the wicked is sin. The plans of the diligent are sure of profit,but all rash haste leads certainly to poverty. Whoever makes a...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - September 22, 2014 [Devotional]

    09/22/2014 6:18:11 PM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 9/22/14 | Joel Osteen
    Faith for Today Today's Scripture “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1, KJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria So often, we have faith for the future. We believe “one day” God is going to do something great. One day we’ll get a good break. One day we’ll start to feel better. One day we’ll see a problem turn around. It’s good to have faith for the future and believe that God is going to take care of us, but we can become so future-minded that we lose sight...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [September 22, 2014]

    09/22/2014 6:15:36 PM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Missionary’s Master and Teacher " ou call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am . . . . I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master . . .—John 13:13, 16 " To have a master and teacher is not the same thing as being mastered and taught. Having a master and teacher means that there is someone who knows me better than I know myself, who is closer than a friend, and who understands the remotest depths of my heart and is able to satisfy them fully. It...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-22-14

    09/21/2014 7:44:19 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-22-14 | Revised New American Bible
    September 22, 2014Monday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Prv 3:27-34 Refuse no one the good on which he has a claimwhen it is in your power to do it for him.Say not to your neighbor, “Go, and come again,tomorrow I will give,” when you can give at once. Plot no evil against your neighbor,against one who lives at peace with you.Quarrel not with a man without cause,with one who has done you no harm. Envy not the lawless manand choose none of his ways:To the LORD the perverse one is an abomination,but with the...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [September 21, 2014]

    09/21/2014 10:37:50 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Missionary’s Predestined Purpose " Now the Lord says, who formed Me from the womb to be His Servant . . . —Isaiah 49:5 " The first thing that happens after we recognize our election by God in Christ Jesus is the destruction of our preconceived ideas, our narrow-minded thinking, and all of our other allegiances— we are turned solely into servants of God’s own purpose. The entire human race was created to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever. Sin has diverted the human race onto another course, but it has not altered God’s purpose to the slightest...
  • An app to follow and learn more about the Mass

    09/21/2014 5:54:08 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Rome Reports ^ | September 20, 2014
    This educational app offers the Mass from a different point of view. It's called "Mass Explained” and it is the perfect way to understand and learn more about the meaning of the actions, words, signs and rites of the Mass. It explains the Roman Rite, the Mass the majority of Catholics are familiar with. Additionally, it explores each section of the liturgy with prayers and unique gestures.  The app is interactive and includes 3D videos and panoramic photos. It also contains biblical references, quotes from the Fathers of the Church, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and encyclicals.  "Mass Explained” is...
  • Did Jacob Cheat Esau?...The Bible and ISlam pt 6

    And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents. And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob. And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint: And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom. And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright. And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [September 20, 2014]

    09/20/2014 6:19:09 PM PDT · by Vision · 4 replies
    The Divine Commandment of Life " . . . be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect —Matthew 5:48 " Our Lord’s exhortation to us in Matthew 5:38-48 is to be generous in our behavior toward everyone. Beware of living according to your natural affections in your spiritual life. Everyone has natural affections— some people we like and others we don’t like. Yet we must never let those likes and dislikes rule our Christian life. “If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another” (1 John 1:7), even...
  • MAny Warned Of TB Joshua

    And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.(Matthew 24:11-13)In view of the recent collapse of the Synagogue of all Nations church, led by the (False) prophet TB Joshua, which led to the deaths of at least 70 South Africans, I thought I would reprint this 2001 letter I sent to a major newspaper in Johannesburg South Africa, printed in March 2001, after they printed a positive review of the dangerous false prophet.Unfortunately thousands...
  • Albania prepares for papal Mass

    09/20/2014 2:15:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    cna ^ | September 20, 2014 | Andrea Gagliarducci
    Papal and Albanian banners line Albania's streets. Credit Daniel Ibáñez / CNA. Tirana, Albania, Sep 20, 2014 / 01:34 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Franciscan involved in the preparations for Pope Francis’ trip to Albania said that he hopes for a surprise from a Pope who has made a habit of breaking his routine to visit the sick. “We set the area with young people and sick people in the front, at the right and the left of the altar. Pope Francis will address young people at the beginning of the Mass, but he is not expected to go and spend...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings,09-20-14, M,Sts. Andrew Kim Taegon,Paul Chong Hasang, Martyrs

    09/19/2014 8:22:20 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-20-14 | Revised New American Bible
    September 20, 2014Memorial of Saint Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn, Priest, and Paul Chŏng Ha-sang, and Companions, Martyrs    Reading 1 1 Cor 15:35-37, 42-49 Brothers and sisters:Someone may say, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come back?” You fool!What you sow is not brought to life unless it dies.And what you sow is not the body that is to bebut a bare kernel of wheat, perhaps, or of some other kind. So also is the resurrection of the dead.It is sown corruptible; it is raised incorruptible.It is sown dishonorable; it is raised glorious.It is...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [September 19, 2014]

    09/19/2014 5:01:38 PM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Are You Going on With Jesus? " You are those who have continued with Me in My trials —Luke 22:28 " It is true that Jesus Christ is with us through our temptations, but are we going on with Him through His temptations? Many of us turn back from going on with Jesus from the very moment we have an experience of what He can do. Watch when God changes your circumstances to see whether you are going on with Jesus, or siding with the world, the flesh, and the devil. We wear His name, but are we going...
  • Blood of San Gennaro Liquefies -- VIDEO

    09/19/2014 11:22:35 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 362 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | September 18, 2014 | Fr. Zuhlsdorg
    The Blood of Saint Januarius liquefied this year.
  • The 2nd Esau Prophecy in Genesis...The Bible and Islam pt5

    And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept. And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above; And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck. And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his...
  • THE HOUR HAS COME (Oklahoma Archbishop Coakley on impending Black Mass)

    09/19/2014 9:54:40 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    archokc ^ | September 19, 2014 | Archbishop Paul S. Coakley
    On Sunday, Sept. 21, a local satanic sect apparently will be allowed to conduct a public act of blasphemy in the form of a so-called black mass at the Civic Center in Oklahoma City. In spite of an overwhelming outcry of alarm from around the world, our city leaders will allow this outrage to take place in a publicly supported facility. They will not accede to the reasonable requests of local citizens to stop this outright mockery of the Catholic Mass nor the reasonable concerns of so many that this satanic ritual invokes powers of evil and invites them into...
  • Viral Video of Marines Singing "These Are the Days of Elijah"

    09/18/2014 10:23:07 PM PDT · by firebrand · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 14, 2014 | The Blaze
    These are the days of Elijah.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-19-14, OM, St. Januarius, Bishop and Martyr

    09/18/2014 7:32:31 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-19-14 | Revised New American Bible
    September 19, 2014Friday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 1 Cor 15:12-20 Brothers and sisters:If Christ is preached as raised from the dead,how can some among you say there is no resurrection of the dead?If there is no resurrection of the dead,then neither has Christ been raised.And if Christ has not been raised, then empty too is our preaching;empty, too, your faith.Then we are also false witnesses to God,because we testified against God that he raised Christ,whom he did not raise if in fact the dead are not raised.For if the dead are not raised,...
  • The First Esau Prophecy and ISlam...The Bible and ISlam pt 4

    And Isaac intreated the Lord for his wife, because she was barren: and the Lord was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived. And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the Lord. And the Lord said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.(Genesis 25:21-23)In our last article we established the fact that...