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Apologetics (Religion)

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  • Catholic Word of the Day: PROPAGATION OF THE FAITH, 08-23-12

    08/23/2012 8:16:18 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 08-23-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):PROPAGATION OF THE FAITH An international association for the assistance, by prayers and alms, of Catholic missionaries throughout the world. Founded in 1822 at Lyons, France, by Pauline Jaricot. It is now under the auspices of the Sacred Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (Propagation of the Faith). All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Lessons from Catholic Evangelists

    08/23/2012 5:46:06 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | August 23, 2012 | Jim Graves
    Five prominent Catholic apologists share their methods of spreading the Good News and defending the Faith. Left to right: Austen Ivereigh, Dave Armstrong, Tom Peterson, Patrick Coffin In a meeting last year with Church leaders involved in the New Evangelization, Pope Benedict XVI said, “Today’s world needs people who proclaim and testify that it is Christ who teaches the art of living, the way of true happiness, because he himself is the path of life.” “Dear friends, being evangelizers is not a privilege but a commitment that comes from faith,” the Holy Father continued. “To the question the Lord addresses...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: IDOL, 08-22-12

    08/22/2012 11:15:44 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 08-22-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):IDOL Any creature that is given divine honors. It need not be a figure or representation, and may be a person. In fact, it may be oneself, or some creation of one's own mind or will. An object becomes an idol when it is treated as an end in itself, with no reference to God. (Etym. Latin idolum, image, picture, idol; from Greek eid_lon, phantom, idol.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Filipino bishops: We will strip Catholic status if schools defy Church teaching

    08/21/2012 10:52:33 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    LSN ^ | 8.21.2012 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    – Catholic schools that fail to uphold Church teaching may be stripped of their affiliation with the Church, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) warned last week. “If we are a Catholic school, we should not teach anything contrary to the official teaching of the Church,” Archbishop Jose Palma, the CBCP’s president, told CBCPNews, the conference’s official news service. Stressing that parents who send their children to Catholic schools expect the schools to be faithful to the teachings of the Church, Archbishop Palma, who heads the Cebu archdiocese, said, “They are hoping that their children will learn the...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: CAPITAL PUNISHMENT, 08-21-12

    08/21/2012 8:34:37 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 08-21-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):CAPITAL PUNISHMENT The death penalty imposed by the state for the punishment of grave crimes. It is certain from Scripture that civil authorities may lawfully put malefactors to death. Capital punishment was enacted for certain grievous crimes in the Old Law, e.g., blasphemy, sorcery, adultery, and murder. Christian dispensation made no essential change in this respect, as St. Paul expressly says: "The state is there to serve God for your benefit. If you break the law, however, you may well have fear: the bearing of the sword has its significance" (Romans 13:4). Among the errors of...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: SEGNATURA APOSTOLICA, 08-20-12

    08/20/2012 9:00:52 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 08-20-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    eatured Term (selected at random):SEGNATURA APOSTOLICA The highest tribunal of the Holy See; its origins go back to Pope Eugenius IV (reigned 1431-47). As reconstituted by Pope Paul VI in 1967, the Segnatura has two areas of competency, namely: 1. over tribunals already established, pilgrimages to Rome, matrimonial cases of nullity, erection of regional and interregional tribunals, handling cases involving concordats between various nations and the Holy See; 2. settling disputes arising from acts of administrative ecclesiastical power as a court of appeal, deciding on administrative controversies sent to it by the congregations of the Roman Curia, and judging on...
  • Dispensational Principles (Nos. 31-33) - The Prayers of the Lord's Prisoner (Dispensational)

    08/18/2012 10:19:48 PM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 6 replies
    THINGS TO COME, A Journal of Biblical Literature | Feb, Mar, Apr 1913 | Charles Welch
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  • Guns Don’t Kill People, Doctors Kill People!

    08/18/2012 9:52:35 PM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 15 replies
    Email Subscription from Dr. Boys | August 17, 2012 | Don Boys, Ph.D.
    An organization devoted to helping health care professionals who have been falsely accused of medical misconduct declared that “doctors are approximately 9,000 times more likely to accidentally kill someone than gun owners.” Humm, so guns don’t kill people; doctors kill people. (Semmelweis Society International.) It seems some medical doctors have no shame as proved when they took advantage of the mass shooting of six Sikhs at their temple in Wisconsin by a nut case. I always expect shameless politicians to take advantage of any tragedy to grab guns but they will never use such experiences as a platform to demand...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: SARAI, 08-18-12

    08/18/2012 10:48:59 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 08-18-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):SARAI See: SARAH All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Dispensational Principles - The Prayers of the Lord's Prisoner (Dispensational)

    08/18/2012 7:23:27 AM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 6 replies
    THINGS TO COME, A Journal of Biblical Literature | January, 1913 | Editors
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  • The Church is a Bride, not a Widow

    08/17/2012 1:50:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | August 16, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The readings from the Feast of the Assumption still echo in my mind. I am particularly mindful of their announcement of victory: I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have salvation and power come, and the Kingdom of our God and the authority of his Anointed One. Rev (12:10) Then comes the end, when [Christ] hands over the Kingdom to his God and Father, when he has destroyed every sovereignty and every authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death, for...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: HELP OF THE SICK SCAPULAR, 08-17-12

    08/17/2012 8:46:26 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Catholic Reference.net ^ | 08-17-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):HELP OF THE SICK SCAPULAR The badge of a confraternity, founded in 1860, associated with the Society of St. Camillus, patron of hospitals. It is black, with a picture of the Blessed Virgin. Approved by Popes Pius IX and Leo XIII. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: TRUE CROSS, 08-16-12

    08/16/2012 9:11:41 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 08-16-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random): .subadimg { text-align:center; } .subadimg a img { border:none; }   TRUE CROSS The cross on which the Savior died. It was very probably discovered in A.D. 326 by St. Helena, mother of Emperor Constantine. A part of this cross is said to be preserved in the Church of Santa Croce in Rome. The feast of the Exaltation (or Triumph) of the Holy Cross is celebrated on September 14 in the Latin Rite. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Promoting Sin in the ELCA

    08/16/2012 5:38:07 AM PDT · by rhema · 19 replies
    Exposing the ELCA ^ | 8/16/12 | Dan Skogen
    “Grace is not your average Lutheran church,” so says the ELCA’s Grace Lutheran Church in a Houston, TX. I say that isn't necessarily so. I believe Grace Lutheran gives us a picture of what many ELCA churches ARE like and what most ELCA churches will be. And it’s time that all the Midwest ELCA churches, rural ELCA churches, head-in-the-sand churches and members everywhere understand what the ELCA has become. Let me tell you about Grace Lutheran. Their church website recommends giving kids a children’s book about homosexual marriage. The book is called Donovan’s Big Day. One of Grace Lutheran's church...
  • Breaking Bread With the Enemy: The Al Smith Dinner

    08/15/2012 6:54:33 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 6 replies
    Patheos ^ | Aug 09, 2012 | Kathy Schiffer
    Breaking Bread With the Enemy: The Al Smith Dinner August 9, 2012 By Kathy Schiffer 72 Comments “So he’s given us a year to figure out how to violate our consciences…”“You’ve got a dramatic, radical intrusion of a government bureaucracy into the internal life of the church…”–Most Rev. Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New YorkCardinal Egan welcomes President George W. Bush and Al Gore Cardinal Timothy Dolan has been an outspoken critic of the health care mandate imposed by the Department of Health and Human Services, requiring all businesses (even Catholic organizations) to offer free contraception and abortifacients as part of...
  • Yes Jesus had dinner with sinners, but private ones, not photo ops

    08/15/2012 6:39:25 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 4 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Aug 09, 2012 | Phil Lawler
    Yes Jesus had dinner with sinners, but private ones, not photo ops by Phil Lawler Thu Aug 09 1:58 PM EST August 9, 2012 (CatholicCulture.org) - Jesus ate with tax collectors. And Cardinal Dolan plans to eat with President Obama — who, Chief Justice Roberts tells us, has imposed a “tax” on employers who refuse to subsidize contraception. But there’s a difference. When Jesus sat with tax collectors, the dinners were private. They were not “photo ops” for political candidates. The Lord could speak directly to the hearts of his dining companions, and convert them. Remember, St. Matthew left the...
  • Understanding of the Wrath of God

    08/15/2012 1:46:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | August 14, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Not long ago I saw a bottle of hot sauce with the creative name “Wrath of God!” Now that’s gotta be some hot sauce!But what is God’s wrath? It is spoken of often in the scriptures and it is a concept with which we have to be careful. On the one hand we cannot simply dismiss the concept as contradictory to the fact that God is love. But neither can we fail to see God’s wrath apart from his love.As a follow up last week’s discussions on Hell, it seems worthwhile to consider some aspects of the very complicated and...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: POSTULATION, 08-15-12

    08/15/2012 10:25:35 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 08-15-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):POSTULATION A request for the appointment of a highly qualified candidate to an office of which he would not ordinarily by elected because of a canonical impediment. Church law recognized this as a legitimate method of appointment. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • ELCA Bishop Bashes Chick-fil-A and Its Supporters

    08/15/2012 4:53:30 AM PDT · by rhema · 26 replies
    Exposing the ELCA ^ | 8/11/12 | Dan Skogen
    This week ELCA Bishop of the North Texas-Northern Louisiana Mission Area, Kevin S. Kanouse wrote a blog (see here) calling those who support Chick-fil-A bullies and he blamed “preachers (?)” for people going to show their support for Chick-fil-A. This after the widespread temper tantrum and bullying from liberals and homosexuals against Chick-fil-A’s president for stating he believes in the Biblical view of one man, one woman marriage. Notice, too, that the ELCA bishop disparages the preachers by placing a question mark after referencing them, apparently implying that he questions whether they are true Christian preachers. ELCA Bishop Kanouse mockingly...
  • Lutherans meet in MN, divided over marriage amendment

    08/15/2012 4:40:46 AM PDT · by rhema · 15 replies
    KARE 11 ^ | Aug 15, 2012 | Jana Shortal
    GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - The ELCA vote of 2009 divided Lutherans forever. The decision to allow gay and lesbian pastors in committed relationships to be ordained into ministry caused a ripple effect of defections. On Tuesday many of those ripples gathered for a Lutheran conference at Calvary Lutheran Church in Golden Valley. Some of them reflecting on who they have become as a faith community since then. "The positive part about it is its helped people to I think discern who they are and what they believe and what is important in life and ministry," Pastor Steve Dornbusch of Calvary...