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  • [Catholic Caucus] The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist (Gueranger)

    06/23/2018 9:58:50 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double of the First Class (with an Octave) The Voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare ye the way of the Lord; behold thy God!” Oh! in this world of ours grown now so cold, who can understand earth’s transports at hearing these glad tidings so long expected? The promised God was not yet manifested; but already have the heavens bowed down to make way for his passage. No longer was he “the One who is to come,” he for whom our fathers, the illustrious saints of the prophetic age ceaselessly called, in their indomitable hope. Still...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Vigil of Saint John the Baptist (Gueranger)

    06/22/2018 9:09:16 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Violet Simple There was in the days of Herod the King of Judea, a certain priest named Zachary, of the course of Abia, and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name Elizabeth. And they were both just before God, walking in all the commandments and justifications of the Lord without blame. And they had no son, for that Elizabeth was barren, and they both were well advanced in years. And it came to pass, when he executed the priestly function in the order of his course before God, according to the custom of the priestly...
  • Southern Baptists Call Off the Culture War

    06/16/2018 4:56:13 PM PDT · by Salman · 78 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 6-16-2018 | Jonathan Merritt
    Americas largest Protestant group moves to cut ties with the Republican Party and re-engage with mainstream culture. It was immediately clear that change was afoot in Dallas. Ive attended the annual gatherings of the Southern Baptist Convention dozens of times, but walking around the convention center this week, I was struck by how unfamiliar it all felt. When I was a child, the convention hall was a sea of silver combovers and smelled of denture paste. While the older, more traditionalist crowd was still present in Dallas, the younger, fresh-faced attendees now predominated. The generational shift happening in the SBC...
  • Baptist Congregation Votes Jesus Statue Out for Being 'Too Catholic'

    05/30/2018 4:56:29 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 194 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 5/30/18 | Mary Rezac
    In this 2007 file photo, Bert Baker, an amateur artist, had recently finished a 7-foot-tall sculpture of Christ at Red Bank Baptist Church. Credit: Gerry Melendez/The State Newspaper, Columbia, SCCharleston, S.C., May 30, 2018 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Jesus is being evicted from a South Carolina church, and he must be out by the end of the month. Red Bank Baptist Church in Lexington, about 120 miles northeast of Charleston, has voted to remove a statue of Christ and its accompanying reliefs after 11 years, because they are believed to be too Catholic in nature. The white, hand-carved statue...
  • Southern Baptist Denomination Severs Ties With DC Baptists Over Homosexuality

    05/26/2018 4:33:38 PM PDT · by upchuck · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 26, 2018 | Joshua Gill
    The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) cut relational and financial ties with the D.C. Baptist Convention (DCBC) for refusing to disfellowship a church with two lesbian pastors. The Executive Committee of the SBC issued a warning to the DCBC in February in which the D.C. convention was given 90 days to remove any church in its fellowship that practice affirming, approving or endorsing homosexual behavior, according to Baptist Press. The executive committee gave the warning specifically with regard to Calvary Baptist Church, which affirmed a lesbian couple as co-pastors in 2017, according to Juicy Ecumenism. The D.C. Baptist Convention failed to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint John Baptist de la Salle, Confessor (Gueranger)

    05/14/2018 9:04:22 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double JOHN BAPTIST DE LA SALLE, the teacher of the humble, takes his place today beside Leo the Great, Athanasius, and Gregory of Nazianzum. He has no fear. The victor of Paschal Time is the same Jesus who said during his mortal life: Suffer the little children to come unto me, and unless you be converted and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven, that kingdom of heaven which, after entering into his glory, he manifests so fully upon earth. On the other hand, the Lion of Juda is never more terrible...
  • Baptist group ejects church for pastor's gay rights support

    05/02/2018 5:52:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 60 replies
    WOWK TV NEWS 13 ^ | May 2, 2018 | WOWK
    <p>FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) - A church in West Virginia has been voted out of its local Baptist association because its pastor says gays and lesbians should be welcomed.</p> <p>The Times West Virginian reports the Fairmont Baptist Association voted to disfellow the First Baptist Church in early April.</p>
  • CHURCH Pastor: I miscalculated impact of LGBTQ-affirming vote

    04/23/2018 2:07:04 PM PDT · by fwdude · 77 replies
    One News Now ^ | January 15, 2018 | Bill Bumpas, Jody Brown
    A Baptist pastor in Dallas is facing some harsh realities more than a year after leading his congregation to affirm homosexuality. In November 2016, Wilshire Baptist Church voted to extend membership to those involved in the homosexual lifestyle. The church's slogan is now "Open to all, closed to none." The action prompted the Baptist General Convention of Texas to sever ties with the church. A year later, Chelsen Vicari decided to contact senior pastor George Mason to see how the church has been affected by the change.
  • Southern Baptist Leader Frank Page Resigns over Morally Inappropriate Relationship

    03/30/2018 4:31:05 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 21 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 3/27/18 | Art Toalston Baptist Press
    Frank S. Page has resigned as president and chief executive officer of the Southern Baptist Conventions Executive Committee (EC), effective today, over what is described as a morally inappropriate relationship in the recent past. - snip - Last evening, the officers of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee met via phone conference with Dr. Frank Page during which he announced his plans for retirement. Today, I spoke with Dr. Page and learned that his retirement announcement was precipitated by a morally inappropriate relationship in the recent past. - snip - Page released a statement as well Tuesday afternoon: It is...
  • Vladimir Putin's Christianity is a facade, says expelled US missionary

    01/22/2018 12:31:07 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 114 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 2017 | Harry Farley
    It is now well over a year since Vladimir Putin's Russia passed 'anti-missionary' laws and more than 180 cases have since been brought. Activities ranging from prayer meetings in homes, posting worship times on a religious website and praying in the presence of other citizens have been interpreted as 'missionary activity' with Christians making up the vast majority of the law's victims. One case is that of Donald Ossewaarde, an American Baptist preacher living in Oryol, who was expelled for hosting a church meeting in his house. Having lost appeals throughout the Russian judiciary system, Ossewaarde's case is now with...
  • Created Male and Female: An Open Letter from Religious Leaders

    12/16/2017 10:59:28 AM PST · by iowamark · 32 replies
    Dear Friends: As leaders of various communities of faith throughout the United States, many of us came together in the past to affirm our commitment to marriage as the union of one man and one woman and as the foundation of society. We reiterate that natural marriage continues to be invaluable to American society. We come together to join our voices on a more fundamental precept of our shared existence, namely, that human beings are male or female and that the socio-cultural reality of gender cannot be separated from one's sex as male or female. We acknowledge and affirm that...
  • Police searching for explosive devices at home of Sutherland Springs church shooter

    11/05/2017 2:31:43 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 148 replies
    My SA ^ | 11/5/2017 | Kelsey Bradshaw
    Police are checking for explosive devices at the home of a man suspected of shooting and killing at least 27 people and wounding more than 20 in a Sutherland Springs church on Sunday.
  • First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas Videos (Youtube Channel)

    11/05/2017 2:02:23 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 26 replies
    First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas Youtube Channel ^ | 11/5/2017 | First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs
    Just to let people know the people that worshiped there. First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas Youtube Channel
  • Despite child molestation charges, Rushville pastor still appears to lead church

    11/05/2017 12:57:24 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    WISH-TV ^ | Saturday, November 4, 2017 | Eric Feldman
    RUSHVILLE, Ind. (WISH) -- An Indiana pastor appears to still be the leader of his church despite the child molestation and solicitation charges he faces and his attempt to take his own life after additional charges came down on Friday. Garry Evans is listed as pastor on the sign in front of Rushville Baptist Temple Church, and now people living doors away want to know why no one from the church is speaking out. "It's wrong. Pure evil. There's evil in that church," said Tim Guck, who lives next door. The man the church says leads their worship has led...
  • Peace be with you: Mass brawl breaks out at Georgia church during vote over whether...

    05/02/2017 1:35:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 90 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 2, 2017 | Hannah Parry For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Peace be with you: Mass brawl breaks out at Georgia church during vote over whether controversial pastor should be fired A massive brawl broke out during a meeting at a Georgia baptist church during a vote on whether its controversial pastor should be fired. Punches were thrown, church goers were shoved to the ground, and chairs were launched across the room after a fight erupted at Greater Bellevue Baptist Church in Macon on Monday. Local county deputies were forced to call for back up after the two cops were overwhelmed by the brawl. Scroll down for video
  • 'There's a little bit of sadness': Female reverend reveals how she had an abortion...

    04/14/2017 1:51:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | April 14, 2017 | STAFF
    FULL TITLE: 'There's a little bit of sadness': Female reverend reveals how she had an abortion 12 years ago during a crumbling marriage A female reverend has revealed how she had an abortion nearly 12 years ago and how the mother-of-one suffered some sadness in not having two children. Reverend Susan Chorley was in a crumbling marriage, had a two-year-old son and was stressed out as relatively new pastor when she decided to get an abortion. Since June, the 44-year-old has begun to publicly reveal her secret as she speaks at seminars for a project she has launched with other...
  • Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress to preach at pre-inauguration service for Trump

    01/20/2017 6:09:16 AM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    Dallas News ^ | January 20, 2017 | Tom Steele
    The outspoken and often-controversial pastor of First Baptist Dallas, Robert Jeffress, will preach at a private service before President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration Friday. As first reported by CNN,Jeffress will speak at the service for Trump and his family, held at St. John's Episcopal Church near the White House.About 300 people, including Vice President-elect Mike Pence, are expected to attend.Jeffress later confirmed the report and noted the title of his sermon in a tweet: "When God Chooses a Leader." The pastor later appeared on The O'Reilly Factor and promised to share the Old Testament story of Nehemiah, a builder chosen by...
  • How Barack Obama Fundamentally Transformed the United States

    01/16/2017 4:15:42 AM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    NC Register ^ | January 15, 2017 | Paul Kengor
    It was a bold statement, revolutionary even, surpassed only by the response of those in attendance, who, rather than pausing to reflect upon such an audacious assertion, wildly applauded. To be sure, these Obama enthusiasts would have ecstatically cheered anything he said at that moment. There was a full-fledged personality cult in motion at that time. The new president could have promised anything and received a giddy reaction. Obama himself admitted to serving as a kind of “blank screen” upon which Americans desiring some warm-and-fuzzy “hope and change” could project whatever they wanted. But even then, the words “fundamentally transform”...
  • Married lesbian couple to lead prominent D.C. Baptist church

    01/10/2017 12:21:22 PM PST · by Cronos · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9 Jan 2017 | Lauren Markoe
    Calvary Baptist Church, a progressive Baptist landmark in the heart of downtown Washington, has named a gay couple as co-pastors. Sally Sarratt and Maria Swearingen were presented to the congregation during worship services Jan. 8 and are set to begin their new jobs Feb. 26. A spokeswoman for the congregation said she didnt know whether a gay couple leading a church was a first for Baptists. We look for the best people in the world and thats who they were, said Carol Blythe. Were very excited. The 155-year-old church severed ties with the Southern Baptist Convention in 2012: It was...
  • Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore apologizes for criticizing Trump supporters

    12/21/2016 10:22:52 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 43 replies
    Al. com news ^ | December 21, 2016 | Leada Gore
    The head of the Southern Baptist Convention's public affairs division is apologizing for statements he said were interpreted as criticism against evangelical Christians who voted for Donald Trump. ...however. Russell Moore,... said his pre-election comments ...could have been misinterpreted.... Moore had drawn criticism during the general election for calling Trump support by evangelicals and other conservatives "illogical."..... ...However, white evangelical voters turned out in huge numbers for the Republican nominee, with 80 percent backing Trump over 16 percent for ... Hillary Clinton. ... the highest evangelical vote for any candidate since 2004 when they overwhelmingly supported President George W. Bush....