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  • What Is the Wrath of God?

    10/17/2019 8:24:14 AM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-16-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on October 16, 2019October 16, 2019 by Msgr. Charles Pope What Is the Wrath of God? In Tuesday’s Mass there was a reference to the wrath of God: The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness (Romans 1:18).What is God’s wrath? It is spoken of often in Scripture but is a concept with which we must be careful. On the one hand, we cannot simply dismiss it as contrary to the fact that God is love, but on the other, we cannot...
  • A Prophetic Interpretation of Reality for Our Times?

    10/16/2019 9:15:11 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-15-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on October 15, 2019October 15, 2019 by Msgr. Charles Pope A Prophetic Interpretation of Reality for Our Times? The first reading from Mass for Tuesday of the 28th week of the year is rich in meaning for us today. Scripture is a prophetic interpretation of reality, showing us what is really going on from the perspective of the Lord of History. It describes not only the current of the times but the end to which it is tending. It is important for us to read Scripture carefully with the Church and to submit our understanding to the rule...
  • Miraculous 17th-Century Icon of Christ, Lost 90 Years Ago, ..Returns to St. Basils on Red Square

    10/15/2019 6:07:04 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 10/15/19
    A miraculous 17th-century icon of Christ has finally returned home after being lost during communist times. The revered Savior of Moskvoretesky (Pantocrator) Icon was believed lost after 1927, but returned to the Holy Protection Cathedral on Red Square, commonly known as St. Basils, yesterday, reports TASS. Lost more than 90 years ago, the miraculous icon was discovered in an antique market and bought by collector Stanislav Nikolaev last year, and was restored over the summer. The icon has found its place, I hope for many years, and perhaps, forever. The icon came to me, as I said, quite by accident,...
  • A Solemn Warning from St. Paul

    10/15/2019 8:41:46 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocoese of Washington ^ | 10-14-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on October 14, 2019October 14, 2019 by Msgr. Charles Pope A Solemn Warning from St. Paul Within his many letters, St. Paul occasionally gives us a glimpse of early Christian hymns and sayings. While he may have been their author, it is more likely that he is quoting or summarizing others. Here are some of the hymns he includes in his letters: Hymn of Christ and Creation (Colossians 1:15-20)Hymn of the Humbled and Exalted Christ (Philippians 2:5-11)Hymn of Redemption in Christ (Ephesians 1:3-12) St. Paul also refers to “sayings” in some of his letters (e.g., Titus 3:8, 1...
  • The Remarkable Beauty of Fog

    10/14/2019 9:14:47 AM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-13-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on October 13, 2019October 13, 2019 by Msgr. Charles Pope The Remarkable Beauty of Fog The time-lapse video below does a wonderful job of recording the beauty of fog. Most of us dont remark on it in real time; it just seems to sit there and brood. Like clouds, fog is dynamic and undulating, moving so slowly that it rarely catches our attention. If time is collapsed, as is done in this video, the fog seems to flow like a river over the landscape, sometimes cascading like a waterfall. It is a beautiful sight. Put this in your...
  • John Henry Cardinal Alfred E Newman

    10/14/2019 7:58:38 AM PDT · by fishtank · 11 replies
    Triablogue ^ | 10-14-19 | John Bugay
    John Henry Cardinal Alfred E Newman First published September 4, 2011; republished in honor of Newmans canonization as a Roman Catholic saint. Monday, October 14, 2019 John Henry Cardinal Alfred E Newman Alister McGraths Iustitia Dei: A History of the Christian Doctrine of Justification, Third Edition (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005), doesnt end at the Reformation. He continues to review developments in the various doctrines of justification as they proceeded through the Lutheran, Reformed, and Anglican schools of thought. McGrath writes about the seriously and irredeemably inaccurate historical and theological analyses that John Henry Cardinal Newman did of Luthers doctrine...
  • 10 Things People Get Wrong About Columbus

    10/13/2019 10:16:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 92 replies ^ | 10-02-19 | Ben Broussard
    10 Things People Get Wrong About Columbus By Ben Broussard Every Columbus Day is the same:  Christopher Columbus is attacked.  His statues are desecrated.  Public monuments in his honor are threatened or removed.  Every year, more states and cities change Columbus Day to “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” or “Native Americans’ Day.” And left-wing professors smear the once-revered hero who discovered America in 1492. Should Columbus be vilified instead of honored? Was he really a villain? Should we believe these attacks on his good name and character?This post will debunk the most common lies about Columbus.Myth #1: Columbus was sailing to prove...
  • How to Give God Perfect Thanks A Homily for the 28th Sunday of the Year

    10/13/2019 8:52:49 AM PDT · by Salvation · 43 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-12-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on October 12, 2019October 11, 2019 by Msgr. Charles Pope How to Give God Perfect Thanks – A Homily for the 28th Sunday of the Year One of the great human inadequacies is our inability to give proper and adequate thanks to God. Perhaps the biggest problem is that we don’t even realize the vast majority of what He does for us; it is hidden from our eyes.A further problem is that in our fallen condition we seem to be wired to magnify our problems and minimize or discount the enormous blessings of each moment. God sustains every...
  • Wooden Masterpiece Cathedral Consecrated After Extensive Restorations in Kazakhstan

    10/13/2019 7:29:32 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 10/10/19
    An amazing example of Russian wooden architecture and beautifully-painted cathedral was officially reopened after extensive restoration and consecrated on Tuesday, October 8. The small consecration and festive Divine Liturgy in Almaty, Kazakhstans Ascension Cathedral were celebrated by His Eminence Metropolitan Alexander of Astana and Kazakhstan. The beautiful wooden cathedral is considered a spiritual, historical, and cultural pearl of Kazakhstan, and was consecrated as part of the ongoing celebrations of the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Synaxis of New Martyrs and Confessors of Kazakhstan and the creation of the Astan and Almaty Dioceses, reports the press service of the...
  • Spains Valley of the Fallen Closed as Franco Exhumation Looms

    10/13/2019 7:16:33 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Crux ^ | 10/12/19 | Elise Harris
    ROME - After more than a year-long legal battle over the burial location of Spanish dictator Francisco Francos remains, on Friday the nations famed Valley of the Fallen was officially closed ahead of the exhumation of the former generals body. The Oct. 11 closure of the Valley took place a day ahead of Spains national day, Da de la Hispanidad, and the feast of Our Lady of the Pillar, Spains national patroness, both of which are celebrated on Oct. 12. Built upon Francos orders in the mid-20th century, the Valley of the Fallen is now a monument to some 34,000...
  • Amir Tsarfati: Middle East Update, October 11, 2019

    10/12/2019 12:19:08 AM PDT · by AzNASCARfan
    Youtube - Behold Israel channel ^ | October 11, 2019 | Amir Tsarfati
    Amir did a really good middle east update as usual...I have been waiting for his explanation to understand what is going on between Turkey and the Kurds from his point of view and he did not disappoint... The first half is the middle east update and then gets into Brazil, amazon etc... Amir Tsarfati: Middle East Update, October 11, 2019
  • The Divinity of Jesus Christ

    10/11/2019 9:02:24 AM PDT · by Salvation · 64 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-10-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on October 10, 2019October 10, 2019 by Msgr. Charles Pope The Divinity of Jesus Christ The biblical evidence of Jesus divinity is remarkably rich and consistent throughout the New Testament. Although I present many Scripture passages below, I cannot include most of them because doing so would dwarf the rest of the post. Perhaps at some point in the future I will publish a version containing all of the detailed citations. For now, though, let these examples suffice to demonstrate scriptural affirmation of the divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ.To begin, recall that the divinity of Christ is...
  • Two Pictures from Different Ages Compare and Contrast!

    10/10/2019 8:19:08 AM PDT · by Salvation · 18 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-09-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on October 9, 2019October 9, 2019 by Msgr. Charles Pope Two Pictures from Different Ages – Compare and Contrast! I was recently in Burgos, Spain and saw the splendid cathedral there. My first view of it came at night and I took the photo above. What a magnificent building; such proportion and symmetry! It reminds me of tall trees in a forest, majestically reaching up to the heavens. The flying buttresses supporting the soaring walls and towers showcase a great advance in building technique.These were the skyscrapers of the Middle Ages. Such angular, geometric, and vertical beauty; a...
  • Death and Funeral Rites of Pius XII

    10/09/2019 11:38:02 AM PDT · by NRx · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 06-21-2012 | Istituto Luce Cinecitt
    Today is the anniversary of the death of Pope Pius XII. The film footage is from one of the Italian newsreel firms.
  • Do You See this Woman?

    10/09/2019 10:42:25 AM PDT · by Salvation · 27 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-08-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on October 8, 2019October 8, 2019 by Msgr. Charles Pope Do You See this Woman? As we read Scripture, we should be very attentive when Jesus asks a question. In particular, we should understand that Jesus is posing the question to us as well. It is easy to treat the Gospels like a spectator sport and wait to see what the response is, but that is not the only way we should engage with the text. Not just the Gospels but the entire biblical narrative is our story, too. We are in the story, and the story is...
  • Reluctant Prophet The Story of Jonah

    10/08/2019 9:35:49 AM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-07-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on October 7, 2019October 7, 2019 by Msgr. Charles Pope Reluctant Prophet – The Story of Jonah Of all the prophets, Jonah is perhaps the most reluctant; his struggle with sin is not hidden. We are currently reading Jonah’s story in daily Mass. In the story we see a portrait of sin and of God’s love for sinners. Psalm 139 says, beautifully,Whither shall I go from thy spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy face? If I ascend into heaven, thou art there; if I descend into hell, thou art present. If I take my wings early...
  • Biblical Edom unearthed: Not a myth, a historical reality

    10/08/2019 7:56:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/07/2019 | By John Stonestreet and Roberto Rivera
    In Psalm 60, the Psalmist describes the totality of Gods victory over Israels foes, proclaiming Moab is my wash basin; upon Edom I cast my sandal. This is only one of more than 100 mentions of Edom in the Old Testament. The Edomites were descendants from Esau, Jacobs older brother. The Genesis account of the troubled twins describes Esau as red all over when he was born. Esau, you might remember, sold his birthright to Jacob for a bowl of red stew. Edom means red in Hebrew; thus, Esaus descendants came to be known as Edomites. Over the years, many...
  • The Oath Against Modernism

    10/07/2019 4:31:11 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 16 replies
    EWTN Library ^ | September 1, 1910 | Pope Pius X
    To be sworn to by all clergy, pastors, confessors, preachers, religious superiors, and professors in philosophical-theological seminaries. I firmly embrace and accept each and every definition that has been set forth and declared by the unerring teaching authority of the Church, especially those principal truths which are directly opposed to the errors of this day. And first of all, I profess that God, the origin and end of all things, can be known with certainty by the natural light of reason from the created world (see Rom. 1:90), that is, from the visible works of creation, as a cause from...
  • St Boniface Appears at the Amazonian Synod

    10/07/2019 11:35:47 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 6 replies
    Fr. Longnecker's Blog ^ | October 7, 2019 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    Famed eighth century missionary Saint Boniface appeared at the Vatican yesterday for the kickoff of the Amazonian Synod. Reading from the working document, the moderator was saying, For the indigenous peoples of the Amazon Basin, the good life comes from living in communion with other people, with the world, with the creatures of their environment, and with the Creator. Indigenous peoples, in fact, live within the home that God created and gave them as a gift: the Earth. Their diverse spiritualities and beliefs motivate them to live in communion with the soil, water, trees, animals, and with day and...
  • "Don John of Austria is going to the war." ~ October 7, feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

    10/07/2019 8:50:00 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 6 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | October 7, 2019 | Florentius
    October 7 is the Feast of our Lady of the Rosary, formerly the feast of Our Lady of Victory. The date marks the 448th anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto in AD 1571. The Battle of Lepanto was a miraculous victory in which the combined ships of the Christian Holy League under Don John of Austria, defeated the fleet of the Ottoman Empire in a decisive battle that blocked Turkish imperial aggression from the western Mediterranean. Six years before in AD 1565, the Knights of Saint John had gained a similarly miraculous victory over the Turks at the Siege...