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  • Further study in Isaiah, Chapter 40:21-26: The awesomeness of Creation!

    11/06/2018 11:00:56 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 13 replies
    In further study of the Book of Isaiah today, reading in Chapter 40:21-26 (NIV), The Lord proclaims, "Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood since the earth was founded? He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in. He brings princes to naught and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing. No sooner are they planted, no sooner are they sown,...
  • [Cath Cauc] Brazil bishop says Pope’s eco-agenda will loom large in Amazon synod

    11/03/2018 11:05:53 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Crux ^ | November 2, 2018 | Elise Harris
    Pope Francis holds one end of a tapestry during a meeting with indigenous groups from the Peruvian Amazon at a coliseum in Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios province, Peru, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (Credit: AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd.) ROME - With the Synod of Bishops on young people now in the rearview mirror, attention in Rome is being turned toward next year’s special synod on the Amazon, which one prelate says is a reflection of the pope’s deep commitment to developing an integral ecology.In an interview with Crux, Bishop Vilson Basso of Imperatriz, located in an industrial region of northeastern Brazil,...
  • Move Over, Hubble: Discovery of Expanding Cosmos Assigned to Little-Known Belgian Astronomer-Priest

    10/31/2018 6:35:46 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Science ^ | 10/29/18 | Daniel Clery
    Hubble’s Law, a cornerstone of cosmology that describes the expanding universe, should now be called the Hubble-Lemaître Law, following a vote by the members of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the same organization that revoked Pluto’s status as a planet. The change is designed to redress the historical neglect of Georges Lemaître, a Belgian astronomer and priest who in 1927 discovered the expanding universe—which also suggests a big bang. Lemaître published his ideas 2 years before U.S. astronomer Edwin Hubble described his observations that galaxies farther from the Milky Way recede faster. The final tally of the 4060 cast votes,...
  • The Three Supernovas

    10/20/2018 4:11:44 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 15 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | October 20, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    The Three Supernovas By Philip Cottraux Atheists used to believe the universe was eternally pre-existing and static. By rejecting the biblical creation account, they couldn’t accept the idea of a universe that had a beginning. Bertrand Russell, Charles Darwin, and at one time even Einstein labored under this philosophy. The idea of the whole universe condensed to a small state whose expansion was triggered by a colossal explosion was first proposed by a Catholic priest, Georges LeMaitres. The idea seemed so preposterous that astronomer Fred Hoyle first coined the phrase “big bang” as a term of ridicule. But two years...
  • The Identity Politics of Heaven

    10/17/2018 12:19:55 PM PDT · by unlearner · 4 replies
    WND ^ | 10/16/2018 | David Kupelian
    ... The mesmerizing ad ends with these words on screen: "Unlock your past. Inspire your future. Ancestry." There are currently over 10 million people in Ancestry's DNA database, each of whom sent the company $99 plus tiny bit of saliva, hoping to discover more about where they came from, who they're related to, what they're made of, what hidden gifts might lie dormant within them – in short, who they really are. While a few fortunate customers are reunited with long-lost relatives, most people, in return for paying for the privilege of giving their most private, personal data – their...
  • The Ultimate Sign

    10/09/2018 11:41:42 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 15 replies
    Unsealed ^ | 10/9/2018 | Gary
    There will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among the nations, bewildered by the roaring of the sea and the surging of the waves. - Luke 21:25 In my estimation, the greatest sign in the heavens that the LORD has ever given to the inhabitants of the earth has now completed or is near its conclusion.  Jesus predicted such things would happen before He returned and He wasn't being facetious. The Revelation 12 Sign, which undoubtedly occurred on September 23–24 of last year was the culmination of it, but was only...
  • The largest 40 Days for Life campaign in history starts TOMORROW in 415 cities -- Sept. 26 - Nov. 4

    09/25/2018 2:54:26 PM PDT · by Salvation · 65 replies
    40 Days for Life ^ | 09-25-18 | Shawn Carney and team
    A Congressman at Planned Parenthood September 25, 2018 Are you ready?The largest 40 Days for Life campaign in history starts TOMORROW in 415 cities!I was recently joined by Congressman Kevin Brady, chairman of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, at the Houston vigil site.Rep. Brady is a 40 Days for Life vigil participant and the father of two adopted children. We were in front of the largest abortion facility in the western hemisphere to encourage YOU to sign up to pray at your local vigil:To view my interview with Rep. Brady, click here or visit https://youtu.be/7sSjVWi8rL8________________________________________Momentum is on...
  • The Probability of You Existing at All Is Unbelievably Low

    08/29/2018 8:14:37 AM PDT · by Salvation · 48 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-28-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Probability of You Existing at All Is Unbelievably Low Msgr. Charles Pope • August 28, 2018 • I was alerted to a fascinating article by Ali Binazir, who sets forth mathematically the probably that each of us exists. It turns out that when taking into account the astonishing number of possibilities of parents meeting, grandparents meeting before them, and so on going back generations, and then adding the vast number of sperm and ova in possible combinations over decades of the marital act in all those generations, the odds of me existing just as I do are about...
  • God The Son Is The Author Of Life (Playwright Debate on the nature of existence)

    08/26/2018 7:56:07 PM PDT · by OddLane · 5 replies
    Pamela Hall ^ | August 25, 2018 | Pamela Hall
    The full video of the debate between Christian apologist and campus evangelist Keith Darrell and atheist writer/blogger Todd Seavey, which took place at the Playwright this past Friday.
  • C=JL² This is the Metaphysical Math and Source of All Creation; It is the Grand Unified Theory

    08/23/2018 8:44:28 AM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-22-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    C=JL² This is the Metaphysical Math and Source of All Creation; It is the Grand Unified Theory Msgr. Charles Pope • August 22, 2018 • In my years as a priest, I have often had people ask me why God, who we say needs nothing and is fully content and joyful in Himself, created anything outside Himself. Does His act of creation indicate that He lacked something or that He needed others?This is difficult for us humans to understand. To some degree that difficulty arises from us, who are often motivated most by need. We tend to project our...
  • Medical Journal: If Pope Francis Can Change Doctrine on Death Penalty, Why not Abortion?

    08/20/2018 6:59:32 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 8/20/18 | Peter Kwasniewki
    August 20, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – In the media coverage of “Deathgate”—that is, the Pope’s emendation of the Catechism so that it states that capital punishment is always and everywhere inadmissible, as being contrary to human dignity and the Gospel—many authors have pointed out that if Francis comes to be seen as having authority to change a part of Church teaching that has been stable for millennia, people will naturally expect other parts to fall within the scope of his power. This impression will especially affect moral matters, where modern democratic convictions and social conventions are far removed from Christian teaching....
  • Protesters gather at Ark Encounter on its second anniversary

    08/06/2018 11:41:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Grant County News ^ | July 11,2018 | Amanda Kelly
    Between 120 and 200 people gathered outside the Ark Encounter on July 7 to protest on the attraction’s second anniversary. Organized by the Tri-State Freethinkers, co-founder Jim G. Helton said he was happy with the turnout — more than double than last year’s protest. “The Ark Encounter has become a symbol of what’s wrong in Kentucky with the war on separation of church and state,” Helton said. “And when equality is under attack, atheists show up.” Several speakers took the stage to kick off the protest, then the group marched up the sidewalk to the entrance of the Ark. Helton...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis and Capital Punishment

    08/03/2018 11:39:19 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    First Things ^ | August 3, 2018 | Edward Feser
    In a move that should surprise no one, Pope Francis has once again appeared to contradict two millennia of clear and consistent scriptural and Catholic teaching. The Vatican has announced that the Catechism of the Catholic Church will be changed to declare the death penalty “inadmissible” given the “inviolability and dignity of the person” as understood “in the light of the Gospel.”There has always been disagreement among Catholics about whether capital punishment is, in practice, the morally best way to uphold justice and social order. However, the Church has always taught, clearly and consistently, that the death penalty is in...
  • [Cath Caucus]Fraud: Facial Recognition Technology Shows Two Sister Lucy's are NOT the Same Person

    08/02/2018 4:43:06 AM PDT · by piusv · 13 replies
    I can now release the overall results of the facial recognition tests that have been performed using the most up to date technology available analyzed by the most sophisticated software technicians and organized and analyzed by an expert investigator. "The only thing similar was the habit" were the words I just heard from the investigator in our phone conversation about the result. More specifics on the technicalities of the result will follow this initial announcement. On advice, I will not yet reveal the names of the investigators, the names of the companies involved, or the names of the programs being...
  • Evolution and Catholicism

    08/01/2018 4:51:12 PM PDT · by jcpryor · 10 replies
    The Chris Pryor Show ^ | 08/01/2018 | Chris Pryor
    We are joined tonight by Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, OP. from Thomistic Evolution. Fr. Nicanor is a biologist and a Dominican priest committed to the idea that evolution is completely compatible with traditional Thomistic theology. His fantastic site can be found at: http://www.thomisticevolution.org/about-us/
  • I will convince you of a fact-based God in less than 1,500 words

    08/01/2018 10:24:15 AM PDT · by John Conlin · 73 replies
    personal blog and YouTube video ^ | 8/1/2018 | John Conlin
    Of Course God exists The Conlin Challenge - I will convince you of a fact-based, as opposed to a faith-based God in less than 1,500 words So you believe in science, eh? Excellent, so do I. One aspect of this scientific thinking is a laissez-faire attitude towards results. A person who truly follows a scientific-way of thinking shouldn’t care one way or the other about a certain experiment; they simply attempt to map reality and by definition must follow the facts wherever they lead. True followers of science are therefore immune to allowing personal biases to infect their professional thinking....
  • An Important Question for the Secular World: Why?

    08/01/2018 9:41:23 AM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-31-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    An Important Question for the Secular World: Why? Msgr. Charles Pope • July 31, 2018 • One of the more common misunderstandings of the modern age—we might even call it a delusion— is confusing explanation with meaning. Using the scientific method and other empirical techniques, we have been able to explain many of the processes and mechanics of the natural world.To give explanation, however, is not the same as to ascribe meaning. To answer how things work is not the same as to answer why they do. Showing, for example, the wonderful symbiotic relationships involved in photosynthesis and describing...
  • I Believe…In the Resurrection of the Flesh

    07/31/2018 11:39:39 AM PDT · by Sontagged · 8 replies
    CRI Christian Research Institute ^ | Summer 1989 | Norman L. Geisler
    I Believe…In the Resurrection of the Flesh By Norman L. Geisler Down through the centuries orthodox Christians have always confessed with the Apostles’ Creed: “I believe…in the resurrection of the flesh.” This affirmation of faith in the believer’s resurrection is grounded in faith in Christ’s resurrection. A major purpose of the latter resurrection was to make possible the former; thus they are both of the same nature (2 Cor. 4:14; 1 Cor. 15:20-23, 48; Phil. 3:21). The two doctrines are therefore interdependent, and will be treated as one doctrine in this article. In spite of the historic church’s unwavering belief...
  • [Cath Cauc] Catholics Have No Obligation to Follow Francis’ Green-Left Agenda - Cardinal Müller

    07/29/2018 5:25:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | July 29, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Catholics Have No Obligation to Follow Francis’ Green-Left Agenda - Cardinal Müller Catholics are not obliged to follow Pope Francis’s green-left agenda in opposing fossil fuels and favouring agreements on environmental issues, Cardinal Gerhard Müller has told The Weekend Australian (July 27). Müller is in Sydney to address the Australian Confraternity of Catholic Clergy conference. "We are not a green party", he added, "Environmental policy is nothing to do with faith and morals. Those issues are for politicians and for people to vote for the party they agree with." “Bishops are not scientists, environmental experts or politicians." Müller recommended that...
  • Artificial Intelligence Shows Why Atheism Is Unpopular

    07/27/2018 7:28:00 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 7/23/18 | Sigal Samuel
    “I lose sleep at night on this.”Imagine you’re the president of a European country. You’re slated to take in 50,000 refugees from the Middle East this year. Most of them are very religious, while most of your population is very secular. You want to integrate the newcomers seamlessly, minimizing the risk of economic malaise or violence, but you have limited resources. One of your advisers tells you to invest in the refugees’ education; another says providing jobs is the key; yet another insists the most important thing is giving the youth opportunities to socialize with local kids. What do you...