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  • [Catholic Caucus] A book about the McCarrick scandal? It’s already written

    07/20/2018 5:19:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Catholic Culture ^ | July 20, 2018 | Phil Lawler
    “Why don’t you write a book about the McCarrick scandal?” my friend asked me. I answered: “Because I already did!” True, The Faithful Departed doesn’t focus specifically on Cardinal McCarrick. But what this latest scandal has shown—the failure of the American bishops to hold each other accountable—was a major theme of that book, which was published ten years ago. Here’s a sample of what I wrote a decade ago. Again it wasn’t written with the McCarrick case in mind. But it applies nicely, don’t you think? The same corruption that produced the sex-abuse scandal, the greatest crisis in the history...
  • [Catholic Caucus] De Mattei: The Birth of Humanae Vitae in light of the Vatican Archives

    07/20/2018 5:02:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | July 18, 2018 | Roberto de Mattei
    De Mattei: The Birth of Humanae Vitae in light of the Vatican Archives Roberto de Mattei Corrispondenza Romana July 18, 2018 At the beginning of 2017, Pope Francis set up “a study committee” to prepare for the 50th anniversary of the encyclical Humanae Vitae (July 25th 2018). The existence of this “secret” committee was brought to light some months later by two Catholic publications Stilum Curiae* and Corrispondenza Romana** The committee coordinated by Monsignor Gilfedo Marengo, has the task of finding the documentation in the Vatican Archives, related to the preparatory work for Humanae Vitae, which occurred during and after...
  • [Cath Cauc] As McCarrick spotlight grows, is revoking honors sensitivity or whitewash?

    07/20/2018 4:51:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Crux ^ | July 20, 2018 | Christopher White
    Sister Kathleen Lunsmann, center, who is an Immaculate Heart of Mary Sister and president of Support Our Aging Religious, or SOAR!, poses at the group's Nov. 3 awards dinner in Washington with Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, and Jane Sullivan Roberts. Cardinal McCarrick received the St. Katharine Drexel Award, and Jane Sullivan Roberts was given the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award. (Credit: CNS.) In light of the McCarrick case, Catholic institutions struggle with the appropriate response to past awards and honors given to prelates accused of sexual abuse. NEW YORK - Earlier this month, Fordham University announced that...
  • Tisha B'Av, Israels National Day of Sorrow....

    How hath the LORD covered the daughter of Zion with a cloud in his anger, and cast down from heaven unto the earth the beauty of Israel, and remembered not his footstool in the day of his anger!The LORD hath swallowed up all the habitations of Jacob, and hath not pitied: he hath thrown down in his wrath the strong holds of the daughter of Judah; he hath brought them down to the ground: he hath polluted the kingdom and the princes thereof.He hath cut off in his fierce anger all the horn of Israel: he hath drawn back his...
  • Borne to God on Angelic Hymns

    07/20/2018 1:02:56 PM PDT · by NRx · 2 replies
    Orthodox Christianity ^ | 07-18-2018 | Staff
    Photos from the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Martyrdom of St. Elizabeth the Grand Duchess and Those With Her A host of bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrated the 100th anniversary of the martyrdom of St. Elizabeth the Grand Duchess, the Nun Barbara, and Grand Duke Sergei Mikhailovich Romanov, the Princes Ioann Konstantinovich, Konstantin Konstantinovich, Igor Konstantinovich, and Vladimir Pavlovich Paley, and Grand Duke Sergei's secretary Fyodor Remez martyred with them yesterday at the site of their martyrdom.The celebration followed the festivities in honor of the 100th anniversary of Tsar Nicholas II, Tsarina Alexandra, and their children and faithful...
  • [Catholic Caucus] New sexual abuse allegations leveled against Cardinal McCarrick

    07/20/2018 12:35:19 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Catholic News Agency via Crux ^ | July 20, 2018 | Catholic News Agency
    Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. (Credit: US Institute of Peace, cc by nc 2.0 via CNA.)A Virginia man filed a police report Monday, alleging that from the age of 11 he was sexually abused and assaulted serially by now-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was a priest of the Archdiocese of New York when the abuse was alleged to have begun. WASHINGTON, D.C. - A Virginia man filed a police report Monday, alleging that from the age of 11 he was sexually abused and assaulted serially by now-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was a priest of the Archdiocese of New York when the abuse was alleged to...
  • Liberal Groups Sue for Details on New HHS Religious Freedom Division

    07/20/2018 12:15:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    TOWN HALL ^ | July 19, 2018 | Lauretta Brown
    The Center for Reproductive Rights and the National Women's Law Center filed a lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Thursday after they received no response to a January Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for information about the new HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Conscience and Religious Freedom division. The groups are seeking information about how the new division operates, how it allocates resources, whether its decision-making is influenced by outside groups, and why it was needed in the first place. When the division was first announced, HHS explained that it “has been established to...
  • Shriners Circus of Abominations

    07/20/2018 11:27:58 AM PDT · by fishtank · 102 replies
    Dr. William Schnoebelen ^ | Published on Jul 16, 2018 | Dr. William Schnoebelen
    "Shriners hide the terrifying abuses of a secretive organization behind smiling clowns, candy and tear-jerking, sentimental ads for children’s hospitals while soliciting millions from an unsuspecting uninformed public."
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Birth of Humanae Vitae: Woe to Those Who Mishandle It*

    07/20/2018 11:11:42 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 13 replies
    Settimo Cielo/Espresso ^ | July 19, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    *Original Title: "Humamae vitae: cosi le nata e guai a chi le tocca" Google translation, lightly copy-edited for clarity The demolition project aimed at "Humanae Vitae" --- Paul VI's 1968 encyclical that said no to artificial contraceptives --- now faces an unexpected stumbling block in a book that reconstructs the genesis of that text, thanks to the access, for the first time, to the secret documents concerning it, authorized by Pope Francis in person: Gilfredo Marengo, "The birth of an encyclical, 'Humanae vitae' in the light of the Vatican archives", Libreria Editrice Vaticana, Vatican City, 2018. The stumbling block is...
  • Proclaiming the Excellencies of God

    07/20/2018 9:07:58 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 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

    07/20/2018 9:07:34 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...
  • Uniting Church in Australia Changes Marriage Definition to Include Same-Sex Couples

    07/20/2018 9:07:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/20/2018 | John Paul Sunico
    The Uniting Church in Australia's Assembly voted Saturday to change the denomination's definition of marriage and allow ministers to officiate weddings for same-sex couples. In a statement posted on the Church's website, Uniting Church in Australia President Deidre Palmer announced the changes that were made by the 265-member assembly that gathered in Melbourne, saying: "To honor the diversity of Christian belief among our members, we will hold two equal and distinct statements of belief on marriage." The first statement of belief regarding marriage is one that the Uniting Church has been following for a long time. "The existing statement of...
  • Recovering Reverence for the Lord [Catholic Caucus]

    07/20/2018 7:30:27 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-19-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Recovering Reverence for the Lord Msgr. Charles Pope • July 19, 2018 • We live in times when many trivialize God or at least reduce Him to someone who can be managed and understood. God the Father has become more of a grandfather or a philosopher king than the Ancient of Days, dwelling in unapproachable light, surrounded in angelic praise and with fire going out before Him. Similarly, the Holy Spirit is just a quiet dove or a gentle force rather than the rushing wind and tongues of fire that stirred the early Church. Finally, Jesus is reduced to...
  • Interpreting the Logos (Protestant/Evangelical Devotional)

    07/20/2018 6:56:10 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 1 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 7/20/2018
    In Greek philosophy, the logos remains an impersonal force, a lifeless and abstract philosophical concept that is a necessary postulate for the cause of order and purpose in the universe. In Hebrew thought, the Logos is personal. He indeed has the power of unity, coherence, and purpose, but the distinctive point is that the biblical Logos is a He, not an it. All attempts to translate the word Logos have suffered from some degree of inadequacy. No English word is able to capture the fullness of John’s Logos when he declared that the Word became flesh and dwelt among us....
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 20 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/20/2018 6:40:18 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    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 of man is like...
  • The Doctrine of Christ...themes from first John pt 13

    Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.( 2 John 9)The Apostle John’s ministry is a ministry of restoration. There were (and are) many whose faith in Jesus, understanding of God, prayer life, interpretation of scripture, ministry and ethics, have been corrupted and distorted by false christian teachers who have redefined what it means to know God. This is still the case today, and the need for John’s epistles is yet vital to the church. To John, the Lord’s...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(7/20/18)[Prayer]

    07/20/2018 5:00:46 AM PDT · by left that other site · 15 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 7/20/18 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Shared Meal 
 (New Testament) Acts 2 The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost 2 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues[a] as the Spirit enabled them. 5 Now there were staying...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-20-18, OM, St. Apollinaris, Bishop and Martyr

    07/19/2018 10:26:20 PM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies
    USCCB ^ | 07-20-18 | Revised New American Bible
    July 20, 2018 Friday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Is 38:1-6, 21-22, 7-8 When Hezekiah was mortally ill,the prophet Isaiah, son of Amoz, came and said to him:"Thus says the LORD: Put your house in order,for you are about to die; you shall not recover."Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD: "O LORD, remember how faithfully and wholeheartedlyI conducted myself in your presence,doing what was pleasing to you!"And Hezekiah wept bitterly. Then the word of the LORD came to Isaiah: "Go, tell Hezekiah:Thus says the LORD, the God of...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil - (7/20/2018) [Prayer]

    07/19/2018 9:18:48 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 22 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 20 July 2018 | NEWwoman
    The “Donald Trump/Mike Pence Prayer Vigil” and “Heroes and Nation Prayer Thread” have combined to form the AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL prayer thread! Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for our President and Vice President and for AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, 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 Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Why do the nations so furiously rage Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Jerome Ćmilian, Confessor (Gueranger)

    07/19/2018 9:04:02 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double SPRUNG FROM THE POWERFUL ARISTOCRACY which won for Venice twelve centuries of splendor, Jerome came into the world when that city had reached the height of its glory. At fifteen years of age he became a soldier; and was one of the heroes in that formidable struggle wherein his country withstood the united powers of almost all Europe in the League of Cambrai. The golden city, crushed for a moment, but soon restored to her former condition, offered her honors to the defender of Castelnovo, who like herself had fallen bravely and risen again. But our Lady...