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  • [Catholic Caucus] All God’s Children and Nothing Greater

    09/20/2018 9:30:29 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-19-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    All God’s Children and Nothing Greater Msgr. Charles Pope • September 19, 2018 • We often get anxious about rather petty notions related to our ranking relative to one another. On this topic, the Lord teaches an important lesson in the Gospel of Luke:An argument arose among the disciples about which of them was the greatest.Jesus realized the intention of their hearts and took a child and placed him by his side and said to them, “Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me. For the one who...
  • Repelling Discouragement and Doubt

    09/20/2018 7:12:06 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Take the helmet of salvation" (Eph. 6:17). Discouragement and doubt are deflected when you know you’re secure in Christ. The Roman soldier's helmet was a crucial piece of armor designed to deflect blows to the head—especially the potentially lethal blow of a broadsword. Soldiers of that day carried a swift and precise dagger designed for close- quarter hand-to-hand combat. But they also carried a giant broadsword, which was a two-edged, three to four-foot long sword. It had a massive handle that, similar to a baseball bat, was held with both hands. With it they could take broad swipes from side...
  • Fulfilling God's Law

    09/20/2018 7:11:42 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “In order that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit” (Romans 8:4). If the Holy Spirit resides within us, we will be able to fulfill the demands of God’s law. Augustine once said, “Grace was given, in order that the law might be fulfilled.” When God saves us He, by His Spirit, creates within us the ability to obey His perfect law. Because we now live “according to the Spirit”—walking by the Spirit and being filled with the Spirit—we are able to do the...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 20 [Prayer and Meditation]

    09/20/2018 6:53:01 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb A Day, Christ, God Proverb 20 (NKJV) Wine Is a Mocker 01 Wine is a mocker, 00 Strong drink is a brawler, 00 And whoever is led astray by it is not wise. 02 The wrath of a king is like the roaring of a lion; 00 Whoever provokes him to anger sins against his own life. 03 It is honorable for a man to stop striving, 00 Since any fool can start a quarrel. 04 The lazy man will not plow because of winter; 00 He will beg during harvest and have nothing. 05 Counsel in the heart...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 20 [Prayer and Meditation]

    09/20/2018 6:53:01 AM PDT · by OneVike
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb A Day, Christ, God Proverb 20 (NKJV) Wine Is a Mocker 01 Wine is a mocker, 00 Strong drink is a brawler, 00 And whoever is led astray by it is not wise. 02 The wrath of a king is like the roaring of a lion; 00 Whoever provokes him to anger sins against his own life. 03 It is honorable for a man to stop striving, 00 Since any fool can start a quarrel. 04 The lazy man will not plow because of winter; 00 He will beg during harvest and have nothing. 05 Counsel in the heart...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(9/20/18)[Prayer]

    09/20/2018 5:59:55 AM PDT · by left that other site · 3 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 9/20/18 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Gospel of John 
 (New Testament) John 12 Jesus Predicts His Death 20 Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the festival. 21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus. 23 Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, September 20, 2018 [prayer]

    09/20/2018 5:21:59 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 11 replies ^ | September 20, 2018 | FR intercessors
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. —1 John 5:14 Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer.
  • Understanding the Basic Conflict (Protestant/Evangelical Devotional)

    09/20/2018 5:03:36 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 2 replies
    The story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde could be an allegory for the Christian life. There is a war in our members, a constant conflict between the old and the new, between vice and virtue, sin and obedience. We seem to be moral schizoids. It is a struggle between what the Bible calls the “old man” and the “new man.” Whenever I hear an evangelist declare, “Come to Jesus and all your problems will be over,” I cringe because I am hearing false advertising. I cringe because this promise conflicts with my experience and my spiritual pilgrimage. In one...
  • Fr. Ticozzi: 'The Chinese Government Wants Absolute Control Over the Church'

    09/20/2018 4:36:34 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 9/19/18
    While the rumor mill is churning over an imminent agreement between Beijing and the Holy See, doubts about the effective freedom that the Party could guarantee to Chinese Catholics remain strong. We must pray for them, for the unity of the Church and for the discernment of local pastors. China "continues to consider itself the absolute center of the world". The opinion of a missionary, a great expert in the Middle Empire.Rome (AsiaNews) - The possible agreement between China and the Vatican "does not change the concrete reality of the facts. The Chinese government wants absolute control over the Catholic...
  • Cardinal Falls Ill as Blood of St Januarius Liquefies

    09/20/2018 4:30:19 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 9/20/18 | Staff Reporter
    The ceremony takes place three times a year, and failure to liquefy is seen as a portent of disasterThe blood of St Januarius has liquefied at the thrice-yearly ceremony – but the officiating cardinal fell ill. Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, the Archbishop of Naples, “blanched and had to sit down”, according to the news agency ANSA. The blood of the saint had reportedly liquefied, but the cardinal was unable to take the reliquary outside. The liquefaction of St Januarius’s blood is said to take place three times a year: once in May, once in December, and once on September 19 –...
  • Leaked Letters: Benedict XVI Rebukes Criticism of Resignation

    09/20/2018 4:24:41 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 9/20/18 | Staff Reporter
    The former Pope apparently wrote the letters in response to criticism from Cardinal BrandmüllerBenedict XVI rebuked a cardinal who criticised his decision to resign and take the title Pope Emeritus, leaked letters reveal. In the letters – which were leaked to the German newspaper Bild, who then passed them to the New York Times – Benedict says he can understand the “deep-seated pain” his resignation caused. However, people’s anger at his decision is devaluing his entire pontificate, leading to it being “conflated with the sadness about the situation of the Church today.” The New York Times says that the letters...
  • The Latest on the Viganò Letter Drama… Vatican II Church Meltdown – Days 21-25 (Catholic Caucus)

    09/20/2018 4:06:58 AM PDT · by Repent and Believe · 1 replies
    Novus Ordo Watch ^ | September 18, A.D. 2018 | Editor
    Developments & Reactions This post continues our coverage of the ongoing ecclesiastical Chernobyl unleashed by the accusations of the former Vatican nuncio to the United States, “Abp.” Carlo Viganò, which were first published on Aug. 25 and have the potential not only to bring an end to the Francis “pontificate” but even to throw the entire Vatican II Sect into unprecedented chaos: Friday, Sep. 14, 2018 Developments In his homily for the day, Francis delivered Part 3 of his “Great Accuser” theme — video report here “Cardinal” Donald Wuerl’s homily for the opening of his “season of healing” in Washington,...
  • ‘Vice Pope’ Says Cardinal McCarrick’s Homosexual Abuse Was a ‘Private Matter’

    09/20/2018 2:26:15 AM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 9/19/18 | Thomas D Williams
    Papal adviser Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga said last week that Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s serial sex abuse and the way the pope handled it is a “private matter” that should not be treated as a sensational story.“Turning a private matter into a bombshell headline that explodes in the world and whose shrapnel does damage to the faith of many people does not seem right,” the Honduran cardinal said in reference to a recent report by the former papal nuncio to the United States. “I think that a management issue ought to be aired with more serene and objective criteria, not in...
  • Amir Tsarfati explains Monday nights strike on a Russian plane in Syria

    09/20/2018 2:19:00 AM PDT · by firebrand · 3 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Sept. 19, 2018 | Amir Tsarfati
    Amir had a partly erroneous video up earlier on Wednesday, which he has now taken down. The knowledge that he had at that time was partly wrong. This video is the situation according to more recent knowledge. The situation is quite serious in the Middle East right now. Everyone is trying hard to stay polite and calm, including Russia, but the situation has changed somewhat in the past few days. It's probably a good time to pray for Israel and for the Middle East in general and for the world. God is in charge, so never fear. Thank you for...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-20-19. M, Sts. Andrew Kim Tae-gon & Paul Chong Ha-sang

    09/19/2018 9:16:33 PM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies ^ | 09-20-18 | Revised New American Bible
    September 20, 2018 Memorial of Saints Andrew Kim Tae-gon, Priest, and Paul Chong Ha-sang, and Companions, Martyrs Reading 1 1 Cor 15:1-11 I am reminding you, brothers and sisters,of the Gospel I preached to you,which you indeed received and in which you also stand.Through it you are also being saved,if you hold fast to the word I preached to you,unless you believed in vain.For I handed on to you as of first importance what I also received:that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures;that he was buried;that he was raised on the third day in accordance...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Eustace and His Companions, Martyrs (Gueranger)

    09/19/2018 9:02:19 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Double THE TWENTIETH OF SEPTEMBER marks one of the saddest events in history. At the height of her power, in the glorious days of Pepin and Charlemagne, the eldest daughter of the Church had crowned her mother; and the Church, in the person of her Head, reigned in reality, as well as by right until, a thousand years later, Satan took advantage of the fallen state of France, to despoil Peter of the patrimony which ensured his independence. The holy Cross is still shedding its rays upon us! Today a group of martyrs, and this time a whole...
  • Extinguishing Satan's Fiery Darts

    09/19/2018 8:11:47 PM PDT · by metmom · 3 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "In addition to all, [take] up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming missiles of the evil one" (Eph. 6:16). Don’t elevate Satan’s will above God’s will in your life. In Ephesians 6:13 Paul characterizes Satan as "the evil one" who attacks believers with flaming missiles. The Greek word translated "evil one" literally means "bad," "vile," or "wretched." All are apt descriptions of the archenemy of our souls, who seeks to maim and destroy us spiritually. The term "flaming missiles" pictures one of the Roman weapons of Paul's day: arrows that had...
  • Spirit-Filled Submission

    09/19/2018 8:11:20 PM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Be subject to one another in the fear of Christ” (Ephesians 5:21). Spirit-filled believers will submit to one another. To the world, submission implies personal weakness or the coercive dominance of one person by another stronger, more intimidating individual. Such perspectives, however, are unbiblical. The noted expositor Martyn Lloyd-Jones describes submission’s original meaning in a military context, which helps us understand its scriptural definition: It is the picture of soldiers in a regiment, soldiers in a line under an officer . . . and if he [the soldier] begins to act on his own, and independently of the others, he...
  • Bl Anna Kolesárová numbered among the virgin martyrs

    09/19/2018 7:54:42 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 1 replies
    Vatican News ^ | 03 September 2018 | Sr Bernadette Mary Reis,fsp
    Anna Kolesárová was beatified in Lokomotiva soccer stadium in Kosice, Slovakia, on Saturday, by the new Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints with 30,000 people in attendance. Slovakia has a new blessed: Anna Kolesárová. She was beatified on Saturday before 30 of thousand people gathered in the soccer stadium in Košice, Slovakia, by the new Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Cardinal Angelo Becciu. Cardinal Becciu put her life and death into context, past and present, during his homily. God above all Cardinal Becciu began his homily saying that hearing the biography of Bl...
  • 1 Timothy Ch. 3

    09/19/2018 5:33:13 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 3 replies
    1 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; 3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; 4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; 5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of...