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  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 21 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/21/2017 7:54:31 AM PDT · by OneVike · 1 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 21 (NKJV) The LORD Considers the Heart 01 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, 00 Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes. 02 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, 00 But the LORD weighs the hearts. 03 To do righteousness and justice 00 Is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. 04 A haughty look, a proud heart, 00 And the plowing of the wicked are sin. 05 The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, 00 But those of everyone who is hasty,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-21-17, OM, St. Lawrence Brindisi, Priest and Doctor/Church

    07/20/2017 9:15:00 PM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-21-17 | Revised New American Bible
    July 21, 2017 Friday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ex 11:10—12:14Although Moses and Aaron performed various wondersin Pharaoh's presence,the LORD made Pharaoh obstinate,and he would not let the children of Israel leave his land. The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt,"This month shall stand at the head of your calendar;you shall reckon it the first month of the year.Tell the whole community of Israel: On the tenth of this monthevery one of your families must procure for itself a lamb,one apiece for each household.If a family is too small for...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 20 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/20/2017 6:50:56 PM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    A Sordid Affair & The Levirate Law Of Proverbs 20:16 There are many sordid story's with many shocking facts shared in the Scriptures about God's people. One such story is the twisted account of Judah and his daughter-in-law Tamar? (Genesis 38:7-26) The story of Judah and Tamar is certainly not the most pleasant story in the Bible. In fact, most commentaries on the book of Genesis don’t spend much time on this chapter. After all, the story of Joseph (Genesis chapters 37-38), has a lot more preaching material and great spiritual lessons! Customs at the time of the Patriarchs...
  • Attending Mass with the Maronites (sudden storm turns into beautiful experience)

    07/20/2017 3:25:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Catholic Stand ^ | July 19, 2017 | Paul Oakes
    A road trip on a weekend and making sure you can still get to Mass can sometimes result in a very pleasant surprise and a holy experience.Quite recently Marjorie (my fiancée) and I were returning home over the weekend from a car trip to Ohio. Not wanting to miss Mass, we looked online at Mass times for the areas we would be traveling through on Saturday afternoon. Expecting to be driving near Uniontown, PA about four o’clock, we found several churches that had four o’clock Saturday afternoon Masses listed.But our travel plans were slightly delayed driving over the mountainous region...
  • Silence of the Shepherds

    07/20/2017 11:03:14 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    New Oxford Review ^ | July-August 2017 | New Oxford Review
    Why is it that Catholic bishops seem to be plumping for Muslims? Why do they issue statements about Islam that are dishonest and misleading? Why do they appear to be so intent on protecting the image of Islam? If you’ve asked yourself these questions, you’re not alone. Given current events and the historical record of Islam’s aggressive campaigns against the Christian West, the rational thinker could be forgiven for believing that the leaders of the Christian world might just want to pay a bit more attention to contemporary anti-Christian violence — thousands of terror attacks, beheadings, stabbings, kidnappings, rapes, torching...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Concelebration in the Roman Colleges (3)

    07/20/2017 10:13:48 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Fr Hunwicke's Mutual Enrichment ^ | July 20, 2017 | Fr. John Hunwicke
    Concelebration in the Roman Colleges (3) Today: a couple of dogs that failed to bark in the night. (1) Dog A is the CDW, still nominally under the direction of the disgraced not-sufficiently-bergoglian Cardinal Sarah. There is no evidence in the Working Paper which we are considering that the CDW was consulted. Yet the Working Paper is exclusively about a liturgical matter! Here we have another example of bergoglian method: the dodge of not entrusting something to an actually relevant dicastery. There would, you see, be the terrible risk that they might not come up with the right answer. After...
  • Proclaiming the Excellencies of God

    07/20/2017 9:39:53 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "That you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light" (1 Pet. 2:9). You are an ambassador of the living God. The privilege of proclaiming the excellencies of God takes us back to 1 Peter 2:9, but we consider it here because it summarizes the purpose of all our Christian privileges. The Greek word translated "proclaim" is an unusual word used only here in the New Testament. It means "to advertise" or "publish," and refers to making something known that would otherwise be unknown. "Excellencies" speak of powerful and heroic deeds....
  • Rejection Because of Your Faith

    07/20/2017 9:39:20 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Not as Cain, who was of the evil one, and slew his brother. And for what reason did he slay him? Because his deeds were evil, and his brother’s were righteous. Do not marvel, brethren, if the world hates you” (1 John 3:12-13). Christians are rejected by the world but accepted by God. An ancient proverb states that you can judge a man’s character by who his enemies are. That is also true in the spiritual realm. The world loves its own, but since Christ chose believers out of the world, the world hates them (John 15:19). That this is...
  • Prayer request for a Friend severley injured in Train/Car Wreck

    07/20/2017 9:22:01 AM PDT · by mabarker1 · 46 replies
    Phone call ^ | 07/20/2017 | Self
    I got a call from My old Boss at a Water Plant in Texas about one of the Plant Operators being involved in a train wreck the other night on the way to work. He was Airlifted by chopper to the Hospital in critical condition that required surgery to remove His Spleen, several feet of Intestine removed,bruised Lungs,Head lacerations and multiple broken Vertebra in His neck. Last I heard He made it through surgery and was in a Medically induced Coma. I'm requesting Prayers for Steve, His Wife and Family as well as the Medical Team treating Him. He is...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-20-17, OM, St. Apollinaris, Bishop and Martyr

    07/19/2017 8:54:29 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-20-17 | Revised New American Bible
    July 20, 2017 Thursday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ex 3:13-20Moses, hearing the voice of the LORD from the burning bush, said to him,"When I go to the children of Israel and say to them,'The God of your fathers has sent me to you,'if they ask me, 'What is his name?' what am I to tell them?"God replied, "I am who am."Then he added, "This is what you shall tell the children of Israel:I AM sent me to you." God spoke further to Moses, "Thus shall you say to the children of Israel:The LORD, the...
  • Bishop Anthony Represents Patriarchate at the Glorification of Saint Mardarije of Libertyville

    07/19/2017 3:33:26 PM PDT · by lightman · 4 replies
    n the weekend of July 15–16, 2017, Orthodox faithful from across the country and around the world gathered at two Serbian monasteries: New Gracanica in Third Lake, IL and St. Sava’s in Libertyville, IL to offer glory to God’s new saint, Mardarije. His Grace Bishop Anthony of Toledo attended as the representative of the Patriarchate of Antioch. Libertyville, Illinois is a small village located outside of Chicago. But this small place has long been a deeply important and historical site for the Serbian Orthodox faithful. As the home of the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Monastery, Libertyville has served as the...
  • Father Roger Thomas Calmel, "Receive without the risk of being deceived..."

    07/19/2017 2:37:31 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Itineraires via Trad Cat Knight ^ | November 27, 1969 | Fr. Roger Thomas Calmel
    Father Roger Thomas Calmel, "Receive without the risk of being deceived..."The True Mass! The Latin Mass:Receive without the risk of being deceived... On 27th November 1969, three days before the fateful day on which the Novus Ordo Missae came into effect, Fr. Calmel expressed his refusal with a declaration of exceptional importance, made public in the magazine Itinéraires. The first and last, as far as we know,of such clarity and most praiseworthy courage. I hold to the traditional Mass, that which was codified, but not fabricated, by St. Pius V, in the XVI Century, in conformity to a centuries old...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 19 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/19/2017 8:03:37 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 19 (NKJV) The Fear of the Lord Leads to Life 01 Better is the poor who walks in his integrity 00 Than one who is perverse in his lips, and is a fool. 02 Also it is not good for a soul to be without knowledge, 00 And he sins who hastens with his feet. 03 The foolishness of a man twists his way, 00 And his heart frets against the LORD. 04 Wealth makes many friends, 00 But the poor is separated from his friend. 05 A false witness will not go unpunished, 00 And he who...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-19-17

    07/18/2017 9:24:22 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-19-17 | Revised New American Bible
    July 19, 2017 Wednesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ex 3:1-6, 9-12Moses was tending the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian.Leading the flock across the desert, he came to Horeb,the mountain of God.There an angel of the LORD appeared to him in fireflaming out of a bush.As he looked on, he was surprised to see that the bush,though on fire, was not consumed.So Moses decided,"I must go over to look at this remarkable sight,and see why the bush is not burned." When the LORD saw him coming over to look at it...
  • [Kosovo] Cathedral Dedicated to Mother Teresa Due to be Consecrated in September

    07/18/2017 8:21:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 7/17/17 | Staff Reporter
    The cathedral will be the mother church for the territory of KosovoA cathedral dedicated to St Teresa of Calcutta is due to be consecrated on September 5, the 20th anniversary of the saint’s death. Pope Francis has appointed Cardinal Ernest Simoni to be his delegate at the consecration in Pristina, the capital of the partially recognised state of Kosovo. Although the building has been a place of worship for Catholics since 2010, the shrine will be formally dedicated to Mother Teresa at the consecration. The Italianate-style building has been under construction since 2007 and remains unfinished. When complete, it will...
  • The Church of England’s Nietzschean Proposal

    07/18/2017 7:59:29 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    First Things ^ | 7/17/17 | Carl R. Trueman
    In a world of change and flux, it is reassuring to know that some things remain the same. Take, for example, the motion passed by the Church of England General Synod, calling for a liturgy to help transgender people celebrate their transitions. This motion is consistent with liberal Protestantism’s age-old calling, that of baptizing the moral norms du jour of the respectable chattering classes, presumably in hopes of enhancing the appeal of religion to its cultured despisers. Transgenderism was bound for liturgical acceptance. By now, experience should have taught even the moderately self-aware that, where religion is concerned, cultural relevance...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 18 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/18/2017 9:59:51 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    There are 23,145 verses in the Old Testament and 7,957 verses in the New Testament. That is a total of 31,102 verses from Genesis 1:1 to Revelations 22:21 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. Revelations 22:21 In all those verses, there are many ways to interpret what each and everyone means. Without getting into the different ways people study or interpret things, I will just say that it takes the Holy Spirit to lead you to the truth. That being said, there...
  • Which Jesus Do You Follow?

    07/18/2017 7:28:48 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 43 replies
    Unsealed ^ | 7/18/17 | Gary
    The Bible repeatedly states that simple belief in Christ is sufficient for salvation because Christ satisfied all the necessary requirements through His atoning sacrifice.  Through faith in Him we have entered into a permanent Sabbath and have rested from our works (Hebrews 3-4). Though it is through faith alone in Christ alone that we are reconciled to God, we have to be very careful to recognize the Christ to whom we refer.  There are many people named Jesus and many who have been called Christ, but there is only one Jesus Christ with the power to save you.  Many who...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-18-17, OM, St. Camillus de Lellis, Priest

    07/17/2017 9:28:33 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-18-17 | Revised New American Bible
    July 18, 2017 Tuesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ex 2:1-15aA certain man of the house of Levi married a Levite woman,who conceived and bore a son.Seeing that he was a goodly child, she hid him for three months.When she could hide him no longer, she took a papyrus basket,daubed it with bitumen and pitch,and putting the child in it,placed it among the reeds on the river bank.His sister stationed herself at a distanceto find out what would happen to him. Pharaoh's daughter came down to the river to bathe,while her maids walked along the...
  • The Agonizing Ordeal of Eugene Peterson — You Might Be Next

    07/17/2017 10:40:54 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 48 replies
    Al Mohler ^ | 7/17/2017 | Al Mohler
    Those who have fled for security to the house of evasion must know that the structure has crumbled. It always does.Was he against it, before he was for it? Is he really against it now? The ordeal experienced last week by popular author Eugene Peterson was agonizing to observe, largely self-inflicted, and virtually inevitable. You should pay close attention to it, for you might very well be next. The ordeal began with Peterson, one of the most influential authors among evangelical pastors, responding to two straightforward questions about homosexuality and same-sex marriage. Jonathan Merritt of Religion News Service referenced homosexuality...