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  • Al Sharpton: The True Meaning of Easter Is Revealed Through the Political Crucifixion of Obama

    04/16/2014 11:34:19 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 57 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 16 Apr 2014, 10:23 AM PDT | Pamela Key
    Wednesday on the "Tom Joyner Morning Show," Al Sharpton offered a curious explanation involving President Barack Obama for the meaning of Easter: "I think that the message is, no matter what the world may do to unfairly, no matter how your crucified, nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job that you can rise if you don't lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges. The story of Jesus on the cross. no matter what they humiliated him with. no matter how they mocked him he took it, because he knew he...
  • 10 Cats Who Love Easter Peeps!

    04/16/2014 11:15:42 AM PDT · by Gefn · 19 replies
    I Can Has Cheezeburger ^ | 4/16/2014 | I Can Has Cheezeburger
    While we enjoy the marshmallow variety, these kitties enjoy the real thing. Enjoy!
  • The Final Week of Jesus' Life, a Chronology

    04/15/2014 3:53:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 161 replies
    NewTheologicalMovement.blogspot.com ^ | Mach 2012 | Father Ryan Erlenbush
    The final week of Jesus' life, a chronology Father Ryan Erlenbush Mach 2012  As the Church prepares to enter into Holy Week, we do well to consider the final week of Jesus’ life, from Friday to Friday. In a later post, we will look at the last twenty-four hours (from the Last Supper to the death of Jesus on the Cross) in greater detail.It will be helpful to review the Gospel accounts given by Sts. Mark and John, the two who offer the most explicit chronology of Holy Week. See Mark 11:1 – 15:37 and also John 11:54 –...
  • Obama picks gay bishop to wrap Easter Prayer Breakfast with invocation

    04/15/2014 9:08:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 15, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Churchs first openly gay bishop who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: POTUS preaches at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG! Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast...
  • Holy Week Preparation

    04/14/2014 7:48:48 PM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | Apr 09, 2014 | Jennifer Gregory Miller
    Holy Week Preparation By Jennifer Gregory Miller   Apr 09, 2014 Holy Week is one of the busiest weeks of the year for our family. Preparing for Christmas, especially when we have to plan celebrations for both sides of the family and possible travel is also busy, but it never reaches the level of planning as Holy Week. I think the main difference is that we are participating in the liturgy of the Church throughout the whole Triduum, so there is less time at home to “do” things.My father was in the Carmelite seminary in his younger years and...
  • Obama Selects First Openly Gay Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

    04/14/2014 9:57:36 AM PDT · by massmike · 60 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 04/14/2014 | Andrew Kirell
    Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White Houses Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memos Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: Bishop Gene Robinson @BishopGRobinson POTUS "preaches" at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG! #privilege Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive Center for...
  • David Cameron Urges Britain to Spread Awareness of Christian Persecution

    04/13/2014 2:28:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 13, 2014 | Sara Jean Seman
    Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world, British Prime Minister David Cameron stated during his annual Easter reception at 10 Downing Street Wednesday. He urged Britain to play a leading role in standing against religious persecution and highlighted three focal points: The first is to expand the role of faith and faith organisations in our country. This has been a consistent theme of this government; Im sure theres more we could do to help make it easier for faith organisations. Second thing is I hope we can do more to raise the profile of the persecution of...
  • Did Jesus go to hell between His death and resurrection? (Dispensational Caucus)

    04/13/2014 11:16:00 AM PDT · by wmfights · 111 replies
    Question: "Did Jesus go to hell between His death and resurrection?" Answer: There is a great deal of confusion in regards to this question. This concept comes primarily from the Apostles' Creed, which states, He descended into hell. There are also a few Scriptures which, depending on how they are translated, describe Jesus going to hell. In studying this issue, it is important to first understand what the Bible teaches about the realm of the dead. In the Hebrew Scriptures, the word used to describe the realm of the dead is sheol. It simply means the place of the dead...
  • County Renames Easter Bunny as Spring Bunny in Parks Egg Hunt Promotion

    04/11/2014 7:10:47 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 41 replies
    Times of San Diego ^ | 04/10/2014 | Ken Stone
    San Diego County parks have set four Easter egg hunts, but are keeping the affairs secular by renaming the featured hopper the Spring Bunny. Events over the next two weeks will feature different activities at each location. Some feature face painting and others pancake breakfasts. Eggs hunts are set at four county parks. Image courtesy of County News CenterBut the constants at all of them will be a chance to meet the Spring Bunny and lots of eggs thousands of them! says the county, whose news release doesnt use the word Easter. Last years release also avoided any religious...
  • History's Greatest Event

    04/11/2014 3:59:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    This week starts the anniversary celebrations of the greatest event in history. Two thousand years ago, in a rather routine and inconsequential act for that time, Roman authorities nailed a man to a cross. What happened next is subject to dispute. But since then, most of the western world has believed that three days after his execution, the man named Jesus came back to physical life. Whether one believes it happened or not, indisputably the first Holy Week fundamentally transformed civilization. Today, several billion people globally will celebrate Holy Week. They believe Jesus died for them, rose again from...
  • Church to Launch Because of Him Easter Initiative {mormons co-opt Easter}

    04/10/2014 2:17:13 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 51 replies
    LDS.org ^ | April 10, 2014 | Ryan Morgenegg
    Beginning Palm Sunday, April 13, 2014, and running through Easter, April 20, the Church is launching an Easter initiative called Because of Him, focusing on the hope, healing, and salvation made possible through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Elder David F. Evans, Executive Director of the Missionary Department, said, As followers of Jesus Christ, we seek to do as He has instructed: Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. The Because of Him Easter initiative is part of an ongoing effort to follow the Saviors admonition. Using the Internet and social media, the Church...
  • Eggstravaganza promises family fun on Saturday

    04/10/2014 9:01:52 AM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Adam Curtis
    SIERRA VISTA Parents and families with young children are invited to the Mall at Sierra Vista Saturday morning to hunt for some of the 10,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes. I cant find them all by myself, said Ken James, who coordinates Sierra Vista Leisure and Library Servicess annual Easter Eggstravaganza. He recommends parents bring an Easter basket or something to carry the prizes and treats offered at free carnival games and Easter egg hunts, which start at 9 a.m. Otherwise mom and dads hands get full real quick, James said. In its third year at the mall,...
  • Have A Blessed Easter Season, Everyone!

    04/06/2014 1:55:19 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/6/2014 | me
    I want to with all FReepers are very blessed upcoming Easter Season. Thought I would share this video to get ya' in the mood. I LOVE this beautiful arrangement and will be doing the flute solo with ensemble on Palm Sunday (pray that I'm not a bundle of nerves ;-) ). Enjoy! He is risen!!!! RIMTB If anyone is interested...The piece is called "Old Rugged Cross" and the arrangement is done by Marty Hamby for ensemble.
  • Muslims Say Easter Egg Hunt Violates the U.S. Constitution

    04/04/2014 9:03:44 PM PDT · by montag813 · 103 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-05-2014 | TRN
    Muslim moms and dads in Dearborn, Mich. are upset after students received flyers promoting an Easter Egg hunt at a local Presbyterian church. The parents say the egg hunt "violates the U.S. Constitution".The Muslims told the Detroit Free-Press that they were concerned about the religious implications of Cherry Hill Presbyterian Churchs Eggstravaganza! They were also "troubled" by images of a bunny rabbit.
  • Too soon? Shoppers horrified by Easter creep [pics]

    01/18/2014 3:07:41 PM PST · by servo1969 · 47 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 1-18-2014 | Twitchy Staff
    ‘Too soon’? Shoppers horrified by ‘Easter creep’ [pics (at links)] Posted at 1:17 pm on January 18, 2014 by Twitchy Staff | View Comments I just saw an easter display at the store! #toosoon #cmon #itsjanuary— Jessica Michan (@jessicamichan) January 15, 2014 For the love of everything ever, it’s January.Easter is in April this year and we haven’t even hit Valentine’s Day. But the retail calendar works a little differently these days. Behold the Easter candy displays: I think it's a little early for the Easter candy display don't ya think ? #easter http://t.co/zdsDF3Rm6L— Frank Marzullo (@TrustFrank19) January 09, 2014 Yes, we...
  • Where is Jesus after he Dies?

    04/07/2012 3:40:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 139 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | April 6, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Where is Christ after he dies on Friday afternoon and before he rises on Easter Sunday? Both Scripture and Tradition answer this question. Consider the following from a Second Century Sermon and also a mediation from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.An Ancient Sermon: Today a great silence reigns on earth, a great silence and a great stillness. A great silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and he has raised up all who have slept ever since the world began. . . He has gone...
  • After a schism, a question: Can atheist churches last?

    01/05/2014 6:51:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    CNN Belief Blog ^ | 01/05/2014 | Katie Engelhart
    LONDON (CNN) - The Sunday Assembly was riding high. The worlds most voguish - though not its only - atheist church opened last year in London, to global attention and abundant acclaim. So popular was the premise, so bright the promise, that soon the Sunday Assembly was ready to franchise, branching out into cities such as New York, Dublin and Melbourne. Its a way to scale goodness, declared Sanderson Jones, a standup comic and co-founder of The Sunday Assembly, which calls itself a godless congregation. But nearly as quickly as the Assembly spread, it split, with New York City emerging...
  • "He Descended into Hell. . .": Did Jesus Really Go To Hell? (Special Holy Saturday Podcast and Post)

    Click below (scroll to the bottom of this post) to listen to our special Holy Saturday podcast.Listen on iTunesor right click the link below.On Holy Saturday we meditate on one of the most obscure lines in the Apostles' Creed: "he descended into hell." What does this part of the Creed refer to? Is it biblical? Moreover, what does it mean to say Christ "descended into hell"? Did he experience the torments of wicked? Christ and the "Spirits in Prison"In 1 Peter we read that Christ continued to save souls--even after his death. For Christ also died for sins once for...
  • Where is Jesus Between His Death and Resurrection?

    04/23/2011 1:27:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 211 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | April 22, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Where is Christ after he dies on Friday afternoon and before he rises on Easter Sunday? Both Scripture and Tradition answer this question. Consider the following from a Second Century Sermon and also a mediation from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.An Ancient Sermon: Today a great silence reigns on earth, a great silence and a great stillness. A great silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and he has raised up all who have slept ever since the world began. . . He has gone...
  • When did the Resurrection become truly the Faith, and the official teaching of the Church?

    04/13/2012 3:05:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | April 12, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In the early hours of the resurrection appearances on the first Easter Sunday news began to be circulated that Jesus was alive and had been seen. These reports were, at first disbelieved or at least doubted by the apostles. Various reports from both women and men were dismissed by the apostles. But suddenly in the evening of that first Easter Sunday there is a change, and a declaration by the apostles that the Lord “has truly risen!” What effected this change? We will see in a moment. But first note the early reports of the resurrection and how they were...
  • The Resurrection Appearances Chronologically Arranged

    04/10/2012 9:57:09 AM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-09-12 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Resurrection Appearances Chronologically ArrangedBy: Msgr. Charles Pope This blog post is a follow-up from yesterdays blog. You can read yesterdays post by clicking HEREWhen we encounter the resurrection accounts in the New Testament we face a challenge in putting all the pieces together in a way that the sequence of the events flow in logical order. This is due to the fact that no one Gospel presents all, or even most of the data. Some of the data also seems to conflict. I tried to show in yesterdays blog that these apparent conflicts are not, usually, true conflicts....
  • Total Loss File: Prominent Episcopal Leader Denies Need for Bodily Resurrection of Jesus

    04/04/2013 10:02:05 AM PDT · by NYer · 43 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | April 3, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    It was sad to read the public comments of the Episcopal Bishop of Washington denying the importance, or need for the Bodily Resurrection of Jesus from the dead, going so far as to imply this teaching was “outlandish. ” More on that in a moment, but first some background.Some time ago I brought a former Episcopalian into the Catholic Church who, after the Rite of Reception gave a great sigh of relief and said, “I know the Catholic Church is not without problems, but at least I know the Bishops actually hold the Christian faith. It is such a relief...
  • A Chronological Sequence of the Resurrection Events [Ecumenical]

    04/29/2011 11:19:20 PM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | April 27, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Chronological Sequence of the Resurrection EventsBy: Msgr. Charles Pope This blog post is a follow-up from yesterdays blog. You can read yesterdays post by clicking HERE.When we encounter the resurrection accounts in the New Testament we face a challenge in putting all the pieces together in a way that the sequence of the events flow in logical order. This is due to the fact that no one Gospel presents all, or even most of the data. Some of the data also seems to conflict. I tried to show in yesterdays blog that these apparent conflicts are not, usually,...
  • Making Sense of the Resurrection Accounts Are there Discrepancies? [Ecumenical]

    04/29/2011 8:32:25 AM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | April 26, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Making Sense of the Resurrection Accounts Are there Discrepancies?By: Msgr. Charles Pope When we read the various accounts of the Resurrection in the four Gospels, Acts and Pauline Epistles we can easily be puzzled by some apparent discrepancies in the details.The Pope in his recent book, Jesus of Nazareth (Vol II) says, We have to acknowledge that this testimony [of Scripture] considered from an historical point of view, is presented to us in a particularly complex form and gives rise to many questions. (P. 242)The Pope goes on to explain what he considers to be the reason for...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: RESURRECTION OF CHRIST, 06-18-13

    06/18/2013 9:44:56 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 06-18-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):RESURRECTION OF CHRIST The rising from the dead of Christ on the third day after his death and burial. Christ's Resurrection is a basice truth of Christianity, which is expressed in all the Creeds and in all rules of faith of the ancient Church. He rose through his own power. The source of his Resurrection was the hypostatic union. The principal cause was the Word of God, together with the Father and the Holy Spirit; the intrumental cause was the parts of Christ's humanity, soul, and body, which were hypostatically united with the God-head. Whe Scripute...
  • Former IRS Chief Asked Why He Visited White House 118 Times: 'I Went To The Easter Egg Roll'

    05/22/2013 12:28:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    redflagnews.com ^ | 5/22/13 | staff
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  • New law bans 'Christmas' for Asturias kids [ Spain ]

    05/21/2013 3:21:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    The Local - Spain ^ | 20 May 2013 | Alex Dunham
    Schoolchildren in the northern Spanish region of Asturias will no longer be able to call Christmas by its name now that a new law passed by the local education ministry prohibits the use of religious terms in the classroom when referring to the December and spring holidays. Teachers and pupils in Asturias classrooms will now have to refer to Christmas as winter holidays and Easter as second term holidays. The regions socialist-led government
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 05-19-13, SOL, Pentecost Sunday, Mass during the Day

    05/18/2013 9:25:30 PM PDT · by Salvation · 56 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-19-13 | Revised New American Bible
    May 19, 2013 Pentecost Sunday - Mass during the Day Reading 1 Acts 2:1-11 When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled,they were all in one place together.And suddenly there came from the skya noise like a strong driving wind,and it filled the entire house in which they were.Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire,which parted and came to rest on each one of them.And they were all filled with the Holy Spiritand began to speak in different tongues,as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim. Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heavenstaying in Jerusalem.At...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 05-19-13, SOL, Pentecost Sunday At the Vigil Mass

    05/18/2013 9:12:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 44 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-19-13 | Revised New American Bible
    May 19, 2013 Pentecost Sunday - At the Vigil Mass Reading 1 Gn 11:1-9 The whole world spoke the same language, using the same words.While the people were migrating in the east,they came upon a valley in the land of Shinar and settled there.They said to one another,Come, let us mold bricks and harden them with fire.They used bricks for stone, and bitumen for mortar.Then they said, Come, let us build ourselves a cityand a tower with its top in the sky,and so make a name for ourselves;otherwise we shall be scattered all over the earth. The LORD...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-18-13

    05/17/2013 9:20:33 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-18-13 | Revised New American Bible
    May 18, 2013 Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 28:16-20, 30-31 When he entered Rome, Paul was allowed to live by himself,with the soldier who was guarding him. Three days later he called together the leaders of the Jews.When they had gathered he said to them, My brothers,although I had done nothing against our peopleor our ancestral customs,I was handed over to the Romans as a prisoner from Jerusalem.After trying my case the Romans wanted to release me,because they found nothing against me deserving the death penalty.But when the Jews objected, I was...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-17-13

    05/16/2013 7:27:01 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-17-13 | Revised New American Bible
    May 17, 2013 Friday of the Seventh Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 25:13b-21 King Agrippa and Bernice arrived in Caesareaon a visit to Festus.Since they spent several days there,Festus referred Pauls case to the king, saying,There is a man here left in custody by Felix.When I was in Jerusalem the chief priests and the elders of the Jewsbrought charges against him and demanded his condemnation.I answered them that it was not Roman practiceto hand over an accused person before he has faced his accusersand had the opportunity to defend himself against their charge.So when they came together...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-16-13

    05/15/2013 8:04:37 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-16-13 | Revised New American Bible
    May 16, 2013 Thursday of the Seventh Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 22:30; 23:6-11 Wishing to determine the truthabout why Paul was being accused by the Jews,the commander freed himand ordered the chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin to convene.Then he brought Paul down and made him stand before them. Paul was aware that some were Sadducees and some Pharisees,so he called out before the Sanhedrin,My brothers, I am a Pharisee, the son of Pharisees;I am on trial for hope in the resurrection of the dead.When he said this,a dispute broke out between the Pharisees and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-15-13, OM, St. Isidore the Farmer

    05/14/2013 7:14:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-15-13 | Revised New American Bible
    May 15, 2013 Wednesday of the Seventh Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 20:28-38 At Miletus, Paul spoke to the presbyters of the Church of Ephesus:Keep watch over yourselves and over the whole flockof which the Holy Spirit has appointed you overseers,in which you tend the Church of Godthat he acquired with his own Blood.I know that after my departure savage wolves will come among you,and they will not spare the flock.And from your own group, men will come forward perverting the truthto draw the disciples away after them.So be vigilant and remember that for three years, night...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-14-13, Feast, St. Matthias, Apostle

    05/13/2013 8:39:15 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-14-13 | Revised New American Bible
    May 14, 2013 Feast of Saint Matthias, Apostle Reading 1 Acts 1:15-17, 20-26 Peter stood up in the midst of the brothers and sisters(there was a group of about one hundred and twenty personsin the one place).He said, My brothers and sisters,the Scripture had to be fulfilledwhich the Holy Spirit spoke beforehandthrough the mouth of David, concerning Judas,who was the guide for those who arrested Jesus.Judas was numbered among usand was allotted a share in this ministry.For it is written in the Book of Psalms: Let his encampment become desolate,and may no one dwell in it.and:May another take...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 05-12-13, Seventh Sunday of Easter, Ascension of the Lord

    05/11/2013 11:00:59 PM PDT · by Salvation · 65 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-12-13 | Revised New American Bible
    May 12, 2013 Seventh Sunday of Easter Reading 1 Acts 7:55-60 Stephen, filled with the Holy Spirit,looked up intently to heaven and saw the glory of Godand Jesus standing at the right hand of God,and Stephen said, Behold, I see the heavens openedand the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.But they cried out in a loud voice,covered their ears, and rushed upon him together.They threw him out of the city, and began to stone him.The witnesses laid down their cloaksat the feet of a young man named Saul.As they were stoning Stephen, he called...
  • "Jesus Prays for Us" (Sermon for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, on John 17:20-26)

    05/11/2013 8:28:50 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | May 12, 2013 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    Jesus Prays for Us (John 17:20-26)Did you know you are mentioned in the Gospel reading for today? You are. Jesus is talking about you--in fact, he is praying for you--in the passage known as his High Priestly Prayer in John 17. In the first part of that chapter, Jesus has been praying for his disciples, the ones he would be sending out soon as his apostles. You know, Peter, James, John, Andrew, Matthew--those guys. But then at verse 20 of John 17, Jesus shifts his prayer to include others, as well. He says: I do not ask for these only,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-11-13

    05/11/2013 1:37:34 AM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-11-13 | Revised New American Bible
    May 11, 2013 Saturday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 18:23-28 After staying in Antioch some time,Paul left and traveled in orderly sequencethrough the Galatian country and Phrygia,bringing strength to all the disciples. A Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria,an eloquent speaker, arrived in Ephesus.He was an authority on the Scriptures.He had been instructed in the Way of the Lord and,with ardent spirit, spoke and taught accurately about Jesus,although he knew only the baptism of John.He began to speak boldly in the synagogue;but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him,they took him asideand explained...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-10-13, OM St. Damien deVeuster, St. John-Avila, Doctor/Chu

    05/09/2013 9:02:25 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-10-13 | Revised New American Bible
    May 10, 2013 Friday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 18:9-18 One night while Paul was in Corinth, the Lord said to him in a vision,Do not be afraid.Go on speaking, and do not be silent, for I am with you.No one will attack and harm you,for I have many people in this city.He settled there for a year and a halfand taught the word of God among them. But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia,the Jews rose up together against Pauland brought him to the tribunal, saying,This man is inducing people to worship...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-09-13, SOL, Ascension of the Lord

    05/08/2013 8:00:28 PM PDT · by Salvation · 47 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-09-13 | New American Bible
    May 9, 2013 Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord Reading 1 Acts 1:1-11 In the first book, Theophilus,I dealt with all that Jesus did and taughtuntil the day he was taken up,after giving instructions through the Holy Spiritto the apostles whom he had chosen.He presented himself alive to themby many proofs after he had suffered,appearing to them during forty daysand speaking about the kingdom of God.While meeting with them,he enjoined them not to depart from Jerusalem,but to wait for the promise of the Fatherabout which you have heard me speak;for John baptized with water,but in a...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-08-13

    05/07/2013 9:06:35 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-08-13 | Revised New American Bible
    May 8, 2013 Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 17:15, 2218:1 After Pauls escorts had taken him to Athens,they came away with instructions for Silas and Timothyto join him as soon as possible. Then Paul stood up at the Areopagus and said:You Athenians, I see that in every respectyou are very religious.For as I walked around looking carefully at your shrines,I even discovered an altar inscribed, To an Unknown God.What therefore you unknowingly worship, I proclaim to you.The God who made the world and all that is in it,the Lord of heaven and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-07-13

    05/06/2013 10:24:29 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-07-13 | Revised New American Bible
    May 7, 2013 Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 16:22-34 The crowd in Philippi joined in the attack on Paul and Silas,and the magistrates had them strippedand ordered them to be beaten with rods.After inflicting many blows on them,they threw them into prisonand instructed the jailer to guard them securely.When he received these instructions, he put them in the innermost celland secured their feet to a stake. About midnight, while Paul and Silas were prayingand singing hymns to God as the prisoners listened,there was suddenly such a severe earthquakethat the foundations of the jail...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-06-13

    05/05/2013 6:51:12 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-06-13 | Revised New American Bible
    May 6, 2013 Monday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 16:11-15 We set sail from Troas, making a straight run for Samothrace,and on the next day to Neapolis, and from there to Philippi,a leading city in that district of Macedonia and a Roman colony.We spent some time in that city.On the sabbath we went outside the city gate along the riverwhere we thought there would be a place of prayer.We sat and spoke with the women who had gathered there.One of them, a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth,from the city of...
  • Christ is Risen! Christos Anesti! Kristos Vokrese!

    05/05/2013 1:59:10 PM PDT · by newberger · 7 replies
    Pascha Greetings to all my FRiends! Please enjoy this wonderful video. Christ is Risen!! Translation: People rejoice, nations hear: Christ is risen, and brings the joy! Stars dance, mountains sing: Christ is risen, and brings the joy! Forests murmur, winds hum: Christ is risen, and brings the joy! Seas bow, animals roar: Christ is risen, and brings the joy! Bees swarm, and the birds sing: Christ is risen, and brings the joy! Angels stand, triple the song: Christ is risen, and brings the joy! Sky humble yourself, and elevate the earth: Christ is risen, and brings the joy! Bells chime,...
  • Obama Cites Jesus' Sacrifice, Promise of Eternal Life in Orthodox Easter Greetings

    05/05/2013 8:48:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/05/2013 | Anugrah Kumar
    As Orthodox Christians held Easter masses Saturday in the Middle East, North Africa and around the world, President Obama greeted the faithful saying Jesus' sacrifice "so that we might have eternal life" is an apt reminder this year with the region facing violent persecution. "For millions of Orthodox Christians, this is a joyful time," Obama said in a statement issued by the White House on Saturday. "But it's also a reminder of the sacrifice Christ made so that we might have eternal life. His decision to choose love in the face of hate; hope in the face of despair is...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 05-05-13, Sixth Sunday of Easter

    05/04/2013 8:00:37 PM PDT · by Salvation · 48 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-05-13 | Revised New American Bible
    May 5, 2013 Sixth Sunday of Easter Reading 1 Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 Some who had come down from Judea were instructing the brothers,Unless you are circumcised according to the Mosaic practice,you cannot be saved.Because there arose no little dissension and debateby Paul and Barnabas with them,it was decided that Paul, Barnabas, and some of the othersshould go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and eldersabout this question. The apostles and elders, in agreement with the whole church,decided to choose representativesand to send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas.The ones chosen were Judas, who was called Barsabbas,and...
  • "In Jesus, Peace; In the World, Tribulation" (Sermon for the Sixth Sunday of Easter; John 16:23-33)

    05/04/2013 5:06:32 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 6 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | May 5, 2013 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    In Jesus, Peace; In the World, Tribulation (John 16:23-33)Hear again the words of Jesus at the end of John 16, verse 33: I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. This is our text. In Jesus, Peace; In the World, Tribulation. This is what our Lord says his followers can expect. It was that way for his disciples back then. It is that way for his disciples still now. On the one hand, peace; on the other hand, tribulation....
  • Orthodox Christian EASTER SERVICE IN DACHAU Concentration Camp

    05/04/2013 3:47:55 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 7 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | May 4, 2013 | Douglas Cramer
    Christ opening the gates of Dachau In 1945, a Paschal Liturgy like no other was performed. Just days after their liberation by the US military on April 29, 1945, hundreds of Orthodox Christian prisoners at the Dachau concentration camp gathered to celebrate the Resurrection service and to give thanks. The Dachau concentration camp was opened in 1933 in a former gunpowder factory. The first prisoners interred there were political opponents of Adolf Hitler, who had become German chancellor that same year. During the twelve years of the camp's existence, over 200,000 prisoners were brought there. The majority of prisoners at...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-04-13

    05/03/2013 7:22:42 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-14-13 | Revised New American Bible
    May 4, 2013 Saturday of the Fifth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 16:1-10 Paul reached also Derbe and Lystrawhere there was a disciple named Timothy,the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer,but his father was a Greek.The brothers in Lystra and Iconium spoke highly of him,and Paul wanted him to come along with him.On account of the Jews of that region, Paul had him circumcised,for they all knew that his father was a Greek.As they traveled from city to city,they handed on to the people for observance the decisionsreached by the Apostles and presbyters in...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-03-13, Feast, Sts. Philip and James, Apostles

    05/03/2013 2:23:33 AM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-03-13 | Revised New American Bible
    May 3, 2013 Feast of Saints Philip and James, Apostles Reading 1 1 Cor 15:1-8 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 sinsin accordance with the Scriptures;that he was buried;that he was raised on the third dayin accordance with the Scriptures;that he appeared to Cephas,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-02-13, M, St. Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor/Church

    05/01/2013 8:56:47 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCb.org/RNAB ^ | 05-02-13 | Revised New American Bible
    May 2, 2013 Memorial of Saint Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 Acts 15:7-21 After much debate had taken place,Peter got up and said to the Apostles and the presbyters,My brothers, you are well aware that from early daysGod made his choice among you that through my mouththe Gentiles would hear the word of the Gospel and believe.And God, who knows the heart,bore witness by granting them the Holy Spiritjust as he did us.He made no distinction between us and them,for by faith he purified their hearts.Why, then, are you now putting God to the...