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  • A Warning From The Prophet Amos Explains a Lot of Our Current Decline

    07/06/2020 11:04:46 AM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-02-20 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on July 2, 2020July 2, 2020 by Msgr. Charles Pope A Warning From The Prophet Amos Explains a Lot of Our Current Decline Continuing this small series on the decline of culture, a word from the Prophet Amos in today’s reading (Thursday of the 13th week of the year) paints a brief picture of what happens when we a nation demand that the Word of God be banished from it hearing. The picture is not complete and may need a bit of adjustment to fit our times but the basic parameters are clear. Let’s look at an excerpt...
  • Stop Yoking Around - A Homily for the 14th Sunday of the Year

    07/05/2020 3:07:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-04-20 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on July 4, 2020 Stop Yoking Around – A Homily for the 14th Sunday of the Year We in the West live in a place and at a time in which almost every burden of manual labor has been eliminated. Not only that, but creature comforts abound. Everything from air conditioning to hair conditioning, from fast food to high speed internet, from to indoor plumbing to outdoor grilling, from instant computer downloads to instant coffee machines. You don’t even have write letters anymore, just press send and a text or email is delivered nearly instantaneously. Yet despite all...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #16: JACOB & ESAU, Part 1

    07/04/2020 10:08:50 PM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 4 replies
    Bing Images ^ | c. 2000 BC -- c. 90 AD | Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    GOD GIVES ISAAC AND REBEKAH TWIN BOYS GENESIS 25 (NIV, excerpted, emphases added) 21 Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was childless. The Lord answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant. 22 The babies jostled each other within her, and she said, “Why is this happening to me?” So she went to inquire of the Lord. 23 The Lord said to her, “Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you will be separated; one people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the...
  • America’s Catholic Colony

    07/04/2020 11:54:13 AM PDT · by ADSUM · 23 replies
    Catholic Answers ^ | 9/1/2009 | MATTHEW BUNSON
    The history of Colonial England in America is one of great irony: The same Protestant groups who fled England in pursuit of toleration and religious liberty brought with them an utter hatred for the Church. They installed laws and customs that excluded Catholics from all aspects of public life for over a century and a half. This reality makes the story of Catholics in the first days of Maryland all the more remarkable. From its founding, Maryland was intended to be a place where Catholics were welcomed and permitted to share in the dream of a new life which brought...
  • Right Fear, Wrong Fear

    07/04/2020 7:56:09 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-01-20 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on July 1, 2020July 2, 2020 Right Fear, Wrong Fear The readings from Tuesday (13th week of the year speak about the right and wrong kinds of fear. The wrong kind of fear is illustrated in the Gospel reading:As Jesus got into a boat, his disciples followed him. Suddenly a violent storm came up on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by waves; but he was asleep. They came and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!” He said to them, “Why are you terrified, O you of little faith?” Then he got up,...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #15: ABRAHAM FINDS ISAAC A WIFE!

    07/03/2020 10:07:16 AM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 7 replies
    Bing Images ^ | c. 2000 BC -- c. 90 AD | Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    ABRAHAM COMMISSIONS HIS SERVANT ELIEZER GENESIS 24 (NIV, emphases added) 1 Abraham was now very old, and the Lord had blessed him in every way. 2 He said to the senior servant in his household, the one in charge of all that he had, “Put your hand under my thigh. 3 I want you to swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and the God of earth, that you will not get a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I am living, 4 but will go to my country and my own relatives...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #14: GOD TESTS ABRAHAM

    07/02/2020 7:49:08 AM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 3 replies
    Bing Images ^ | c. 2000 BC -- c. 90 AD | Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    GENESIS 22 (NIV, emphases added) 1 Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. 2 Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.”3 Early the next morning Abraham got up and loaded his donkey. He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac. When he had cut enough wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place God had told him about. 4...
  • Christianity - Good for past, present and future societies!

    07/02/2020 7:29:50 AM PDT · by Teleios Research · 1 replies
    Teleios ^ | Teleios
    Christianity is the foundation of Western Society. However, many in political and academic arenas deny the historical and current benefits of Christianity. We recently examined the histories of European tribes in the early Middle Ages, from 300 years before to 300 years after conversion to Christianity. Our analysis discovered marked statistical improvements in tribal society measures following conversion to Christianity. Following Christianization, tribal-based populations developed more organized, peaceful, compassionate, and just societies. These early medieval countries, while underdeveloped by today’s standards, laid the groundwork for the constitutional democracies that many enjoy today which provide for economic advancement and judicial fairness...
  • Of Hunger and Hallucinations – How the Stages of Starvation Describe the Decaying West

    07/01/2020 10:40:34 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-29-20 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on June 30, 2020 by Msgr. Charles Pope Of Hunger and Hallucinations – How the Stages of Starvation Describe the Decaying West This is the third in a series of articles on the decline of the West. Given the exceptionally poor condition of whatever is left of Western Culture and Christendom, it may help us in this article to gain some perspective of what is going on from the stages of starvation.Physical hunger is a serious problem; We are obliged to assist the starving and malnourished. But even more prevalent these days is spiritual hunger, if not outright...
  • July 1 Feast day of Saint Junipero Serra

    07/01/2020 10:11:28 AM PDT · by AZJeep · 3 replies
    CNA Catholic news agency ^ | June 20 | CNA Staff
    Remember. July 1 is the feast of Saint Junipero Serra, patron saint of Hispanics Americans and the State of California. Congratulations for all American Hispanics and Californians! Saint junipero Serra founded many California missions which became seeds of great California Cities like San Francisco and San Diego. Attacks on Saint Junipero Serra statues are attacks on California and all US Hispanics!
  • The Bible In Paintings, #13

    07/01/2020 9:47:56 AM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 7 replies
    “Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.”Satchel Paige GOD INFORMS ABRAHAM GENESIS 18(NIV, emphases added) 1 The LORD appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day. 2 Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby. By JAMES TISSOT”Abraham and the Three Angels” (To view twenty images of the angels, please see this series' prior post #12, Abraham's Three Visitors #1.) 16 When the men got up to leave, they looked down toward Sodom, and Abraham walked along with them to...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #12: ABRAHAM'S THREE VISITORS, #1: ISAAC, THE SON OF THE PROMISE

    06/30/2020 9:49:48 AM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 11 replies
    Bing Images ^ | c. 2000 BC -- c. 90 AD | Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    GOD APPEARS TO ABRAHAM GENESIS 18 (NIV, emphases added) 1 The LORD appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day. 2 Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby…… by JAMES TISSOT”Abraham and the Three Angels” by GUSTAV DORÉ “Three Angels Appear to Abraham and Inform Him of God’s Intentions” “Abraham’s Celestial Visitors” “Abraham’s Three Visitors” Icon for a large iconostasis, a screen separating the altar sanctuary from the nave in Orthodox churches at Monreale Cathedral? by REMBRANDT VAN RIJN”Abraham Serving the...
  • How Civilizations Rise and Fall in Eight Stages

    06/30/2020 8:57:18 AM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-29-20 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posts Posted on June 29, 2020June 29, 2020 How Civilizations Rise and Fall in Eight Stages In yesterday’s post we examined the danger of marginalizing God and how the Lord warns that such a thing is a civilization killer. In today’s post we ponder a more sociological examination of how cultures and civilizations go through cycles. Over time, many civilizations and cultures have risen and then fallen. We who live in painful times like these do well to recall these truths. Cultures and civilizations come and go; only the Church (though often in need of reform) and true biblical...
  • Catholic Priest Attempts to Defend St. Louis Statue from Further Leftist Vandalism — Leftist Mob Threatens to Take Cathedral Next! (Video)

    06/29/2020 7:23:42 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/27/20 | Jim Hoft
    Earlier this week the Gateway Pundit announced a prayer rally on Saturday at the iconic St. Louis Statue on Art Hill in Forest Park. We planned the rally because there is currently a petition by local leftist and radical Umar Lee to remove this beautiful landmark in St. Louis City. There is also a movement to rename the city because St. Louis was “Islamophobic.” And like clockwork local Islamist Umar Lee and the left smeared TGP and Christians who planned on attending the prayer rally as “white nationalists.” On Friday, in the most egregious attack on this rally yet, St....
  • A Question and a Warning from the Lord.

    06/29/2020 1:22:19 PM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-28-20 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posts Posted on June 28, 2020 A Question and a Warning from the Lord. In the 4th Century, St. Augustine lamented the decline of Rome and Roman culture. Like any good citizen, he loved his country and culture. But things were falling to pieces, decadence was everywhere. He struggled to understand this and accept it. In his sorrow he wrote The City of God which contains his own observations and explanations of a time much like our own wherein a civilization was collapsing.There is something of a cycle that empires, nations, cultures and civilizations go through. They rise, sometimes...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #11: SARAI, HAGAR & ISHMAEL

    06/29/2020 8:46:24 AM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 7 replies
    SARAI GIVES HAGAR TO ABRAM GENESIS 16:1-4 (NIV, emphasis added) Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian slave named Hagar; so she said to Abram, “The LORD has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her.”Abram agreed to what Sarai said. So after Abram had been living in Canaan ten years, Sarai his wife took her Egyptian slave Hagar and gave her to her husband to be his wife. He slept with Hagar, and she conceived. Here is the Bing page “SARAI, HAGAR...
  • Four Disciplines of Worthy Disciples - A Homily for the 13th Sunday of the Year

    06/28/2020 11:40:10 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-27-20 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on June 27, 2020June 27, 2020 by Msgr. Charles Pope Four Disciplines of Worthy Disciples – A Homily for the 13th Sunday of the Year In the Gospel this Sunday, the Lord gives four important principles for a disciple. He also teaches on the concept of being worthy of Him. We tend think of being worthy as acting in a way that meets a certain standard, but the Greek word for “worthy” involves more than merely external behavior, important though that is. To be worthy of the Lord is to ascribe worth and give proper weight to who...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #10: ABRAM RESCUES LOT & TITHES TO MELCHIZIDEK

    06/28/2020 9:51:04 AM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 16 replies
    Bing Images ^ | c. 2000 BC -- c. 90 AD | Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    GENESIS 14:11-16, 18-20 (NIV--emphasis added) The four kings seized all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah and all their food; then they went away. 12 They also carried off Abram’s nephew Lot and his possessions, since he was living in Sodom. When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he called out the 318 trained men born in his household and went in pursuit as far as Dan. 15 During the night Abram divided his men to attack them and he routed them, pursuing them as far as Hobah, north of Damascus. 16 He recovered all the goods...
  • [Russian Orthodox] Church Hopes to Hold Annual Royal Martyrs’ Procession in Ekaterinburg Despite Coronavirus

    06/27/2020 7:28:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 6/24/20
    Preparations are underway in the Ekaterinburg Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church for the annual Royal Days celebrations in honor of the holy Royal Martyrs, who were brutally murdered in Ekaterinburg on the night of July 16-17, 1918. Tens of thousands of Orthodox faithful flock to Ekaterinburg every year to show their love and devotion to the Royal Martyrs, with celebrations culminating with the nighttime Liturgy in the Church on the Blood, built on the site of the Ipatiev House where Tsar Nicholas and his family were murdered, followed by a cross procession to the Monastery of the Royal Passion-Bearers,...
  • The truth about white Jesus statues; What did Jesus Look Like?

    06/27/2020 8:26:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/27/2020 | Michael Brown
    What, exactly, did Jesus look like? Was he black? Brown? White? Red? Yellow? We know that he was a first-century, Galilean Jew. But, beyond that, no reliable description of his appearance has been left for us. There is a statement recorded in the Mishnah, the earliest code of Jewish law (compiled roughly 220 A.D.) attributed to Rabbi Ishmael, who lived from 90-135 AD. He said, “The children of Israel . . . are like boxwood, neither black nor white but of an intermediate shade” (m. Negaim 2:1). So, according to a rabbi who lived within one century of Jesus, the...