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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-30-15, FEAST, St. Andrew, Apostle

    11/29/2015 7:25:01 PM PST · by Salvation · 30 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-30-15 | Revised New American Bible
    November 30, 2015 Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle Reading 1 Rom 10:9-18 Brothers and sisters:If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lordand believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,you will be saved.For one believes with the heart and so is justified,and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved.The Scripture says,No one who believes in him will be put to shame.There is no distinction between Jew and Greek;the same Lord is Lord of all,enriching all who call upon him.For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. But...
  • Catholic Caucus: Our Lady of Ocotlan – “The Lourdes of Mexico”, Tlaxcala, Tlax.

    11/29/2015 5:39:16 PM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies
    Madonnas of Mexico ^ | August 1, 2011 | Mary Hansen
    In 1531 Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared to Juan Diego in Mexico City and left her miraculous image on his cloak. It was a spectacular apparition and resulted in the conversion of millions to the Christian faith. Ten years later—10 th anniversaries are always significant—a second spectacular apparition occurred in Mexico: that of Our Lady of Ocotlán.In 1541, the city of Tlaxcala (an hour and a half east of Mexico City) was devastated by a smallpox epidemic in which 90% of its citizens died. Tlaxcalan Indian Juan Diego Bernardino worked at the nearby Franciscan convent—the first to be established in...
  • Living Unselfishly (from the book "Strength for Today")(Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    11/29/2015 1:55:43 PM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Making the most of your time, because the days are evil" (Ephesians 5:16). Time will tell whether you're unselfish or selfish. In 1842 Robert Murray M'Cheyne, pastor of St. Peter's Church in Dundee, Scotland, wrote a pastoral letter to an individual who was an unbeliever. The following is an excerpt from his letter: I was reading this morning (Luke ii. 29), what old Simeon said when he got the child Jesus into his arms: "Now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace, according to Thy word: for mine eyes have seen Thy salvation." If you get a firm hold of...
  • Conquering in Conflict (from the book "Drawing Near")(Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    11/29/2015 1:51:44 PM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they had been encircled for seven days" (Heb. 11:30). Faith is the key to spiritual conquest. Forty years had lapsed since the Israelites refused to enter the Promised Land. That unbelieving generation had perished in the wilderness. Now Joshua was leading a new generation into the land. The first obstacle they faced was Jericho-a well-fortified city that was near the mouth of the Jordan River. Some city walls of that day were wide enough at the top to allow two chariots to ride side-by-side. That was probably true of Jericho because...

    11/29/2015 2:48:25 AM PST · by knarf · 4 replies
    youtube ^ | November 29, 2015 | knarf
    Time to get ready for church ...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 11-29-15, First Sunday of Advent

    11/28/2015 7:22:58 PM PST · by Salvation · 49 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-29-15 | Revised New American Bible
    November 29, 2015 First Sunday of Advent Reading 1 Jer 33:14-16 The days are coming, says the LORD, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and Judah.In those days, in that time, I will raise up for David a just shoot ; he shall do what is right and just in the land.In those days Judah shall be safe and Jerusalem shall dwell secure; this is what they shall call her: "The LORD our justice." Responsorial Psalm Ps 25:4-5, 8-9, 10, 14 R. (1b) To you, O Lord, I lift my soul.Your ways,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-28-15

    11/27/2015 9:32:14 PM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-28-15 | Revised New American Bible
    November 28, 2015 Saturday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Dn 7:15-27 I, Daniel, found my spirit anguished within its covering of flesh,and I was terrified by the visions of my mind.I approached one of those presentand asked him what all this meant in truth;in answer, he made known to me the meaning of the things:"These four great beasts stand for four kingdomswhich shall arise on the earth.But the holy ones of the Most High shall receive the kingship,to possess it forever and ever." But I wished to make certain about the fourth beast,so very terrible and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-27-15

    11/26/2015 7:40:21 PM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-27-15 | Revised New American Bible
    November 27, 2015 Friday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Dn 7:2-14 In a vision I, Daniel, saw during the night,the four winds of heaven stirred up the great sea,from which emerged four immense beasts,each different from the others.The first was like a lion, but with eagle's wings.While I watched, the wings were plucked;it was raised from the ground to stand on two feetlike a man, and given a human mind. The second was like a bear; it was raised up on one side,and among the teeth in its mouth were three tusks.It was given the...
  • Prayer of Thanksgiving (composed in 1597 by Adriaen Valerius) - John Williams & The Boston Pops

    11/26/2015 4:53:01 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1597 | Adriaen Valerius
    Happy Thanksgiving
  • Seizing Opportunities (from the book "Strength for Today")(Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    11/26/2015 10:40:36 AM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Making the most of your time, because the days are evil" (Ephesians 5:16). Seize opportunities every day to glorify God. In one of the cities of ancient Greece stood a statue carved by Lysippos, a famous Greek sculptor from the fourth century B.C. The statue had wings on its feet and a great lock of hair on its forehead and was bald on the back of its head. This is how it was described: Who . . . was thy sculptor? Lysippos . . . And who art thou? Occasion [or opportunity], the all-subduer . . . Why hast thou...
  • Rejecting the World's Passing Pleasures (from "Drawing Near")(Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    11/26/2015 10:35:45 AM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God, than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin" (Heb. 11:24-25). The world has little to offer compared to the riches of Christ. For forty years Moses enjoyed the best of everything Egypt had to offer: formidable wealth, culture, education, and prestige (Acts 7:22). Yet he never forgot God's promises toward his own people, Israel. Then, "when he was approaching the age of forty, it entered his mind to visit his brethren, the sons...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-26-15, Thanksgiving Day

    11/25/2015 9:13:16 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-26-15 | Revised New American Bible
    November 26, 2015 Thanksgiving Day The following are a selection of the readings that may be used on this day. Reading 1 Sir 50:22-24 And now, bless the God of all,who has done wondrous things on earth;Who fosters people's growth from their mother's womb,and fashions them according to his will!May he grant you joy of heartand may peace abide among you;May his goodness toward us endure in Israelto deliver us in our days. Responsorial Psalm Ps 145:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11 R. (see 1) I will praise your name for ever, Lord.Every day will I bless you,and I will...
  • Finishing the Race (from the book "Strength for Today")(Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    11/25/2015 6:56:50 PM PST · by metmom · 5 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Making the most of your time, because the days are evil" (Ephesians 5:16). God expects the believer to use his time wisely. Many people never finish what they begin. There are unfinished symphonies, unfinished paintings, and unfinished sculptures (sometimes because the composer or artist died). There are relationships that never become all they could be, ministries that never come to fruition, dreams that always remain dreams, and hopes that always remain hopes. For a lot of people, life can be an unfinished symphony or a dream without reality. But it doesn't have to be that way. I believe the answer...
  • Accepting God's Plan (from the book "Drawing Near")(Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    11/25/2015 6:53:28 PM PST · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king's edict" (Heb. 11:23). God makes His plans; you walk in them by faith. He doesn't need your help or counsel-just your obedience and trust. It has been wisely said that trying to improve on God's plan is more pretentious than trying to improve the Mona Lisa with an ink pen. All you'd do is ruin the masterpiece. The story of Amram and Jochebed, the parents of Moses, is about...
  • Seeking the Lost (Protestant/Evangelical/Lutheran Devotional and Caucus)

    11/25/2015 7:41:02 AM PST · by Gamecock · 8 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 11/25/2015
    Martin Luther, as a herald of the Reformation, exclaimed that the church must be profane. It must move out of the temple and into the world. Luther looked to the Latin roots of the word profane, which comes from pro-fanus ("outside the temple"). If Christ is not relevant outside the church, He is insignificant inside the church. If our faith is bound to the inner chambers of the Christian community, it is at best a disobedient faith and at worst, no faith at all. It was the Pharisees who developed the doctrine of salvation by separation. They were practicing segregationists,...
  • Valaam Monastery: Step to the Skies

    11/25/2015 7:21:13 AM PST · by NRx
    YouTube ^ | 08-19-2014 | Documentary
    A documentary film about the famous Valaam Monastery in Norther Russia.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-25-15, OM, St. Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin and Martyr

    11/24/2015 9:41:07 PM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-25-15 | Revised New American Bible
    November 25, 2015 Wednesday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Dn 5:1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28 King Belshazzar gave a great banquet for a thousand of his lords,with whom he drank.Under the influence of the wine,he ordered the gold and silver vesselswhich Nebuchadnezzar, his father,had taken from the temple in Jerusalem,to be brought in so that the king, his lords,his wives and his entertainers might drink from them.When the gold and silver vesselstaken from the house of God in Jerusalem had been brought in,and while the king, his lords, his wives and his entertainerswere drinking wine from them,they...
  • Holy New Martyrs of Optina

    11/24/2015 5:54:55 PM PST · by NRx · 4 replies
    Death to the World ^ | 2013 | John Valadez
    Holy New Martyrs of Optina 2 years ago John Valadez ArticlesHoly FathersLives 2 From Issue 19 In 1917, the Russian Revolution and the rise of communism resulted in the deaths of millions of believers and destroyed countless churches and monasteries. Optina monastery, once the center of true spirituality for the entire region, was initially spared… but not for long. In 1938 the last Abbot was executed by the communists and the Monastery was shut down. It’s lands were taken by peasant farmers and it’s beautiful cathedral turned into a state museum. It stood silently decaying, awaiting it’s own resurrection....
  • Disciplining Yourself for a Purpose (from "Strength for Today")(Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    11/24/2015 9:23:24 AM PST · by metmom · 10 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come" (1 Timothy 4:8). Godliness should be the believer's priority in life. I'm amazed at how devoted people can be to what they believe is important. There are many people outside Christianity who live in rigid conformity to a lot of meaningless rules. People in totalitarian countries, for example, live in rigid conformity to rules predicated on a denial of biblical truth. They walk circumspectly and toe the mark. Some cultists are...
  • Acknowledging God's Sovereignty (from the book "Drawing Near")(Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    11/24/2015 9:16:16 AM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "By faith Joseph, when he was dying, made mention of the exodus of the sons of Israel, and gave orders concerning his bones" (Heb. 11:22). God uses your present circumstances to accomplish His future purposes. Like Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Joseph was an heir to the covenant promises of God. His hope was firmly fixed on God, and he knew that some day his people would be at home in the Promised Land. Although he spent all his adult life in Egypt, never seeing the Promised Land for himself, Joseph's faith never wavered. At the end of his life, he...
  • THE WARFARE OF WORSHIP [Charismatic Caucus]

    11/24/2015 7:23:31 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    bible, the joshua chronicles ^ | bible,Holy Spirit
    Jursidiction is when My Spirit overwhelms the rulers,thrones and principalities with the heavenlies and you shall always find this in worship and praise for it causes an immediate setback and hedge of Holy Fire for My Seraphim guard My Glory and such is the worship of My Children to their KING ! Job 1:6-10 6 Now there was a day when the sons (the angels) of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan (the adversary and accuser) also came among them. 7 And the Lord said to Satan, From where did you come? Then Satan answered the...
  • Moving Out of the Temple (Protestant/Evangelical/Lutheran Devotional and Caucus)

    11/24/2015 5:10:54 AM PST · by Gamecock · 4 replies
    On the mountain of transfiguration, the disciples were stunned by the breakthrough of the dazzling glory of Christ. What previously was veiled by His humanity, hidden from the sight of mortals, suddenly burst through the veil in translucent radiance. With but one glimpse, the disciples were paralyzed. They had but one consuming desire-to abide in that place, basking forever in the light of His countenance. Jesus would have none of it. As Lord of the church, He commanded His disciples to forget about pitching tents and sent them down the mountain and into the world. The day Christ died, those...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-24-15, M, Andrew Dung Lac, Priest/Companions, Martyrs

    11/23/2015 11:43:00 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-24-15 | Revised New American Bible
    November 24, 2015 Memorial of Saint Andrew Dung Lac, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs Reading 1 Dn 2:31-45 Daniel said to Nebuchadnezzar:"In your vision, O king, you saw a statue,very large and exceedingly bright,terrifying in appearance as it stood before you.The head of the statue was pure gold,its chest and arms were silver,its belly and thighs bronze, the legs iron,its feet partly iron and partly tile.While you looked at the statue,a stone which was hewn from a mountainwithout a hand being put to it,struck its iron and tile feet, breaking them in pieces.The iron, tile, bronze, silver, and gold all...
  • Becoming a Witness (Protestant/Evangelical/Lutheran Caucus and Devotional)

    11/23/2015 5:54:40 PM PST · by Gamecock · 2 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 11/23/2015
    The more the laity is involved in ministry, the more they want to deepen their understanding of the Word of God. The more they deepen their understanding of the Word of God, the more they want to put that understanding to work in ministry. One thing that disturbs me about contemporary Christian jargon is the inexact use of the word witness. Too often people use the terms evangelism and witnessing interchangeably, as if they were synonyms. They are not. All evangelism is witness, but not all witness is evangelism. Evangelism is a specific type of witnessing. Not everyone is called...
  • Kennedy,Huxley,Lewis...Nov 22, 1963

    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… (Proverbs 1:20-21)I believe that God speaks to us in current events and in the workings of history , that is if we have ears to hear. The challenge is to try to interpret just what it is that God is saying in the twists and turns of daily events. Because of the assassination of President Kennedy, November 22, 1963 is a day in history that has gone down as one...
  • TRUE VIRTUE [charismatic Caucus]

    11/23/2015 7:44:25 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | 11-23-15 | Holy Spirit,Bible
    My opportunities come with decisions made from a righteous mindset and it is only as one decides to walk in Virtue NOT Guile that heavens open and the Highway of Holiness is then revealed before your very eyes as Stephen ~ ~ ~ Acts 6:8-15 8 Now Stephen, full of grace (divine blessing and favor) and power (strength and ability) worked great wonders and signs (miracles) among the people. 9 However, some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen (freed Jewish slaves), as it was called, and [of the synagogues] of the Cyrenians and of the Alexandrians...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-23-15, OM, St. Clement I, St. Columban, Bl. Miguel Pro

    11/22/2015 8:08:35 PM PST · by Salvation · 51 replies
    USCCb.org/RNAB ^ | 11-23-15 | Revised New American Bible
    November 23, 2015 Monday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Dn 1:1-6, 8-20 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim, king of Judah,King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon cameand laid siege to Jerusalem.The Lord handed over to him Jehoiakim, king of Judah,and some of the vessels of the temple of God;he carried them off to the land of Shinar,and placed the vessels in the temple treasury of his god. The king told Ashpenaz, his chief chamberlain,to bring in some of the children of Israel of royal bloodand of the nobility, young men without any defect,handsome, intelligent and...
  • The Tonsuring of New Monks at Optina Monastery

    11/22/2015 5:44:45 PM PST · by NRx · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11-22-2015 | Optina Monastery
    Scenes from the tonsuring and final vows of new monks at Optina Monastery.
  • Watch Your Step (from the book "Strength for Today")(Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    11/22/2015 5:35:56 AM PST · by metmom · 3 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise" (Ephesians 5:15). Walking wisely is a step in the right direction. Sometimes a soldier has the thankless task of clearing mine fields from enemy territory. If you're aware of the procedure, you know the work is both dangerous and tedious. To proceed in an orderly fashion, a soldier marks areas that are considered dangerous and areas that have been cleared. Above all, he makes sure he is careful where he's walking! In the spiritual realm, Paul is telling believers in Ephesians 5:15 to walk carefully. The Greek...
  • The Reluctant Patriarch (from the book "Drawing Near")(Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    11/22/2015 5:29:56 AM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even regarding things to come" (Heb. 11:20). When you disobey God, you forfeit joy and blessing. Isaac is a fascinating Old Testament character. He was Abraham's long-awaited son, the covenant child, the child of promise. Yet aside from that, he was rather ordinary, passive, and quiet. Just over two chapters of Genesis center on him, whereas the other patriarchs (Abraham, Jacob, and Joseph) command about twelve chapters each. In the final analysis, Isaac believed God and submitted to His will. But overall, his spiritual character seems more reluctant than resolute. After a famine...
  • Thanksgiving Proclamation, November 1777 (how the mighty have fallen)

    11/22/2015 4:54:49 AM PST · by fone · 12 replies
    Church flyer | November 1, 1777 | Continental Congress
    The First National Thanksgiving Proclamation November 1, 1777 FOREASMUCH AS it is the indispensable duty of all men to adore the superintending Providence of Almighty God; to acknowledge with gratitude their obligation to Him for benefits received, and to implore such farther blessings as they stand in need of; and it having pleased Him in His abundant mercy not only to continue to us in the innumerable bounties of His common Providence IT IS THEREFORE recommended to the legislative or executive powers of these United States, to set apart Thrusday, the eighteenth day of December next, for solemn thanksgiving and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 11-22-15, SOL, Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

    11/21/2015 7:02:23 PM PST · by Salvation · 48 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-22-15 | Revised New American Bible
    November 22, 2015 The Solemnity Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Reading 1 Dn 7:13-14 As the visions during the night continued, I sawone like a Son of man coming,on the clouds of heaven;when he reached the Ancient Oneand was presented before him,the one like a Son of man received dominion, glory, and kingship;all peoples, nations, and languages serve him.His dominion is an everlasting dominionthat shall not be taken away,his kingship shall not be destroyed. Responsorial Psalm Ps 93:1, 1-2, 5 R. (1a) The LORD is king; he is robed in majesty.The LORD is king, in splendor...
  • The Silence of the Panagia [Orthodox-Catholic Caucus]

    11/21/2015 2:28:13 PM PST · by NRx · 6 replies
    Mystagogy ^ | 11-21-2015 | Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece
    A homily delivered at the celebration of the feast of the Sacred Church of the Entrance of the Theotokos in Levadia during a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, presided over by His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece, on November 21, 2010. By His Eminence Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos and Agiou Vlasiou Every feast of the Mother of God is a cause of joy for the entire Church, and we celebrate it brilliantly, with hymns and doxologies, with a Divine Liturgy and litany, with words and silence, with pure thoughts and prayer of the heart. And this is because...
  • On Names and Angles. The Day of Archangel Michael

    11/21/2015 8:03:54 AM PST · by NRx · 10 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 11-21-2015 | Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh
    “There is no one like God”—in this is expressed all of the great Archangel’s knowledge of his God. He doesn’t describe Him, nor does he explain—he stands and witnesses. In this is his inclusion in the radiance of the Divinity, and in this is the measure by which he manifests this radiance and opens for us the way to the Lord’s mystery by his word, and by those names that express all his unfathomable experience of the unfathomable God. Archangel MichaelThere is a place in the book of Revelations where the seer of mysteries, St. John, tells us that when...
  • Growing in Wisdom (from the book "Strength for Today")(Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    11/21/2015 7:25:33 AM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" (2 Peter 3:18). Growing in wisdom means growing in Christlikeness. Perhaps you're asking, "Shouldn't believers acquire more wisdom?" Yes, we should. No matter how much of God's wisdom we have, we should always hunger for more. The Bible tells us that we have all the principles we need to walk in wisdom, and yet there's much more available to us. We should "grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" (2 Peter 3:18), and we should be more and more conformed to...
  • Defeating Death (from the book "Drawing Near")(Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    11/21/2015 7:21:38 AM PST · by metmom · 3 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even regarding things to come. By faith Jacob, as he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and worshiped, leaning on the top of his staff. By faith Joseph, when he was dying, made mention of the exodus of the sons of Israel, and gave orders concerning his bones" (Heb. 11:20-22). Faith triumphs over death. Commentator Matthew Henry said, "Though the grace of faith is of universal use throughout the Christian's life, yet it is especially so when we come to die. Faith has its great work to do at the...
  • Catholic Caucus, Daily Mass Readings, 11-21-15, M, Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    11/20/2015 9:39:23 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-21-15 | Revised New American Bible
    November 21, 2015 Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reading 1 1 Mc 6:1-13 As King Antiochus was traversing the inland provinces,he heard that in Persia there was a city called Elymais,famous for its wealth in silver and gold,and that its temple was very rich,containing gold helmets, breastplates, and weaponsleft there by Alexander, son of Philip,king of Macedon, the first king of the Greeks.He went therefore and tried to capture and pillage the city.But he could not do so,because his plan became known to the people of the citywho rose up in battle against him.So he retreated...
  • Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory Promotes Pro-LGBT Retreat: Will Host LGBT Retreat at the Chancery

    11/20/2015 5:26:56 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 9 replies
    Church Militant ^ | November 20, 2015 | Rodney Pelletier
    Archbishop Wilton Gregory of the archdiocese of Atlanta will be saying Mass Sunday afternoon for a group promoting the acceptance and legitimization of homosexual acts and transgenderism. Fortunate and Faithful Families is one of several groups claiming to be Catholic, yet who are in open disagreement with Catholic teaching on homosexuality. It associates with dissident groups DignityUSA, New Ways Ministry and other Catholics openly criticical of Church doctrine. Fortunate Families' second annual retreat will be held at the chancery of the Atlanta archdiocese, with Abp. Gregory saying Mass and delivering the homily. The archbishop did the same last year at...
  • A NOW Word to The "TRUE" OVERCOMERS [Charismatic Caucus]

    11/20/2015 7:56:18 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Bible,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 11-20-15 | Jedediah
    Systematic changes are in effect now for all those accessing The Highway of Holiness for Truly as you meet each waypoint in Steps of Faith , your "Knowing" what has changed from where you were to where you are now shall be entrusted to you for your hands have been found clean and your hearts free from guile for this is the road for all those that "HAVE" Overcome ! 2 Peter 1:1-11 1 Simon Peter, a servant and apostle (special messenger) of Jesus Christ, to those who have received (obtained an equal privilege of) like precious faith with ourselves...
  • Patriarch Kirill Blesses - Gives Communion to Russian Troops

    11/20/2015 7:26:24 AM PST · by NRx · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 03-24-2014 | Russian Orthodox Church
    Scenes from Russian Orthodox Divine Liturgy for the Armed Forces at Christ the Savior Cathedral.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-20-15

    11/19/2015 9:10:10 PM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-20-15 | Revised New American Bible
    November 20, 2015 Friday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 1 Mc 4:36-37, 52-59 Judas and his brothers said,"Now that our enemies have been crushed,let us go up to purify the sanctuary and rededicate it."So the whole army assembled, and went up to Mount Zion. Early in the morning on the twenty-fifth day of the ninth month,that is, the month of Chislev,in the year one hundred and forty-eight,they arose and offered sacrifice according to the lawon the new altar of burnt offerings that they had made. On the anniversary of the day on which the Gentiles...
  • Recognizing Satan’s Reality/Denying Dualism (Double header Protestant/Evangelical Devo/Caucus)

    11/19/2015 7:45:30 AM PST · by Gamecock · 13 replies
    (I was unable to post yesterday, here is both yesterdays and today's offering) Recognizing Satan's Reality (18 November 2015) I once asked a college philosophy class, "How many of you believe in God?" Out of thirty students, twenty-seven raised their hands in the affirmative; three abstained. Then I asked, "How many of you believe in Satan as a personal reality?" This time the vote was reversed. I pursued my inquiry. I asked, "Why do you believe in a supernatural being who has the capacity to influence us for good (God) and not in a supernatural personal being who has the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-19-15

    11/19/2015 7:07:38 AM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RHAB ^ | 11-19-15 | Revised New American Bible
    November 19, 2015 Thursday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 1 Mc 2:15-29 The officers of the king in charge of enforcing the apostasycame to the city of Modein to organize the sacrifices.Many of Israel joined them,but Mattathias and his sons gathered in a group apart.Then the officers of the king addressed Mattathias:"You are a leader, an honorable and great man in this city,supported by sons and kin.Come now, be the first to obey the king's command,as all the Gentiles and the men of Judahand those who are left in Jerusalem have done.Then you and your...
  • The Dhimminitude of France...

    If you continue in my Word, then you will be a disciple of mine, and you will know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free”.John 8:32One of the side effects of the turbulent events of the last twenty years, is that we in the West have been acquiring quite an expanded vocabulary, particularly of Arabic words. For example we all now know what Jihad is, also Al Taqqiya, Jizya, Ayatollah, Imam, Mosque, the Shihad. We wouldn’t want to sign a Hudna, but we are proud to be called a Kifir.If you aren’t careful some crazy Imam will put...
  • BELIEVE and declare your Breakthrough into SUBSTANCE[charismatic caucus]

    11/18/2015 2:39:05 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible,the joshua chronicles ^ | 11-18-15 | Jedediah,
    Your substantiality will always be found in me for I will part the waters for you in all you come against! So never let something appear as impossible but "speak grace to your mountains" proudly for as My Blood was shed for you it is I that Rend the Heavens to aid you with My healing Balm of Grace. (( ( Declare ) )) My Children everything "into substance and Being" for I AM your Sword as you speak your needs into LIFE! Step up from faith into the "KNOWING" you CAN Trust , Lean on and Rest in the...
  • Some differences between Catholics and Lutherans on Baptism, Eucharist, Priesthood

    11/18/2015 2:11:53 PM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | November 18, 2015 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    In a comment elsewhere, someone wondered about differences between Catholics and Lutherans.  HEREI cannot go into deep detail about these differences.  Books can be written about each point, and have been.Here are my lunch break reflections while the US Bishops are having lunch during their annual meeting.Keep in mind that I am a former Lutheran convert to the Catholic Church.  I was validly baptized as a Lutheran.  I rejected the Lutheran catechism and instruction when I was 7 years old because I couldn’t square their message about corruption with the beauty of the music of Mozart.  After a vaguely Christian time and a...
  • New Chasuble for the Year of Mercy [Catholic-Orthodox Caucus]

    11/18/2015 1:07:13 PM PST · by NRx · 4 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 11-17-2015 | Tancred
    I am not posting the image. Someone else will I'm sure.
  • 'We're in awe': New Orthodox church in Halifax opens at former Saint Matthias Anglican Church

    11/18/2015 9:22:50 AM PST · by NRx · 10 replies
    Halifax Metro ^ | 11-15-2015 | Stephanie Taylor
    Fifteen years ago, Affaf El-Jakl remembers there was talk of building a new church to accommodate the growing congregation of Saint Antonios Orthodox Church. And on Sunday, that hope finally became reality. “We’re in awe,” El-Jakl, president of the parish council said Sunday morning, as hundreds of parishioners filed into the sanctuary, filling it to capacity until there was only standing room and the upper balcony left to sit. "It's not everyday a new church is built and opened." The crowd gathered to celebrate the unveiling of the new church with the first of what would be many Sunday masses...
  • Even bird brains respond

    11/18/2015 5:52:56 AM PST · by Resettozero · 1 replies
    BibleGateway.com ^ | 629 BC to 580 BC | Jeremiah
    Jeremiah 8 English Standard Version (ESV) 4 "You shall say to them, Thus says the Lord: When men fall, do they not rise again? If one turns away, does he not return? 5 Why then has this people turned away in perpetual backsliding? They hold fast to deceit; they refuse to return. 6 I have paid attention and listened, but they have not spoken rightly; no man relents of his evil, saying, "What have I done?" Everyone turns to his own course, like a horse plunging headlong into battle. 7 Even the stork in the heavens knows her times, and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-18-15, OM, Ded Basilicas/Peter & Paul, St. Rose P. Duchesne

    11/17/2015 10:06:18 PM PST · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-18-15 | Revised New American Bible
    November 18, 2015 Wednesday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Mc 7:1, 20-31 It happened that seven brothers with their mother were arrestedand tortured with whips and scourges by the king,to force them to eat pork in violation of God's law. Most admirable and worthy of everlasting remembrance was the mother,who saw her seven sons perish in a single day,yet bore it courageously because of her hope in the Lord.Filled with a noble spirit that stirred her womanly heart with manly courage,she exhorted each of themin the language of their ancestors with these words:“I do not...