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  • Grace & Mercy: The Preludes to a Thankful Heart

    11/26/2014 10:49:57 PM PST · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case]
    MSMB ^ | November 27, 2014 | Rob W. Case
    What do you think of when you hear the words Grace and mercy? It is common in this day and age to think of the concept of grace as something of a prayer someone might say before they eat a meal, and mercy, as something of an act of restraint in wreaking loss, devastation, or retribution towards someone who committed an act against another person, or perhaps the inability to pay a debt owed to a certain person within a particular time frame. Without God’s grace and mercy, we could never truly experience a heart of thankfulness if we never...
  • How an 8-year-old's first touchdown resulted in a $500 fine, coach suspension

    10/26/2014 9:03:23 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 125 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | October 26, 2014 at 11:02 AM | By Allie Healy
    Elijah Burrell did what he was taught to do if he intercepted the football -- score a touchdown. But the 8-year-old's pick-six play wasn't much to celebrate after the team was fined $500 for violating the Gwinnett Football League's mercy rule... the Lawrenceville Black Knights were winning against their opponents, 32-0, in the fourth quarter. Burrell then intercepted a pass and went through with the touchdown, failing to comply with the league's mercy rule. That six-point score caused the Georgia-based team to surpass the 33-point rule, which earned the coach a week-long suspension and the team a $500 fine.
  • Refreshing: Consider Reviving the Traditional Use of the Word "Shame"

    09/29/2014 9:34:02 AM PDT · by Repent and Believe · 2 replies
    Ann Barnhardt's Blog ^ | 9/27/2014 anno Domini | Ann Barnhardt
    More Notes on Shame: John the Baptist, Salome and Mrs. Beryl Muspratt - snip - 2. There are a few more points on the subject of shame that I would like to expand upon. The first comes from the novel “Brideshead Revisited”, which demonstrates, completely contrary to the Modernist, post-Christian, “church of Nice” heresy, how shame is a medicinal mercy. If we can self-generate shame without having to have it applied from the exterior, then so much the better. But for many people, the shaming must be generated, at least initially, externally. This is a function of charity – true...
  • The hard truth about marriage, mercy and Eastern “oikonomia”

    09/16/2014 2:20:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | September 11, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Click to PRE-ORDER I have been posting about the soon-to-be-released book by five cardinala and four scholars called Remaining In The Truth Of Christ. This book is a defense of the Catholic doctrine marriage. It is an important book, some of it may be hard for all readers to read, but it is worth the effort.It is still available for 25% off as a pre-order. HEREThus, I was please to find an EXCELLENT comment in the other entry, so good that I reproduce it here as a separate post.I want to thank PaterAugustinus for his honest evaluation of Orthodox oikonomia....
  • My Daughter Amanda - update #218

    08/14/2014 5:55:53 AM PDT · by PigRigger · 325 replies
    My heart breaks as I write this....as I have posted before....my daughter has been fighting Heroin addiction. Yesterday....after entering sober living....she relapsed and OD'd. The medics brought her back....but we have no idea as to what to expect when we get to her....we are flying to her side as we speak... Please pray for our daughter...pray for us...to allow for God's will and grace to find and cover her in His healing.
  • A Reflection on the Modern Error of Preaching Mercy without Repentance

    11/14/2013 1:27:11 AM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11/14/2013 | Msgr Charles Pope
    There are of course many ways of describing the pastoral, liturgical and theological struggles of our day. But one very simple way of describing current problems that touches on all these areas is simply this:  that a presumptive attitude of mercy without repentance is both taught and widely held by far too many modern Catholics, and other Christians.There is much talk of how God loves us, is rich in mercy, is kind and forgiving. And all of these things are true. But another essential truth is that these gifts, these essential attributes of God, are accessed by repentance. It is...
  • Hell Has to Be

    09/26/2010 2:35:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 82 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | July 16, 2010 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    If God is Love, why is there Hell? And why is it eternal? In a word there is Hell because of respect. God has made us free and respects that freedom. Our freedom is absolutely necessary if we are to love. Now suppose a young man wanted a young lady to love him. Suppose again he found a magic potion with which to lace her drink. So she drinks and suddenly, presto., she “loves” him! Is it love? No, it’s chemicals. Love, to be love, has to be free. The yes of love is only meaningful if we were free...
  • Mercy and Confession: 10 Tips on How to Confess Well [Catholic Caucus]

    11/02/2013 10:24:18 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    CE.com ^ | July 23, 2013 • | Fr. Ed Broom
     Mercy and Confession: 10 Tips on How to Confess Well by Fr. Ed Broom on July 23, 2013 ·  In the context of an Ignatian retreat it is always beneficial to prepare oneself to make an excellent Confession. To make a good confession demands prior preparation!  The better the prior preparation, the more abundant the graces and the more overflowing the river of peace in your soul! Following are ten short helps to make the best confession in your life!1.    IMPROVEMENT/UPGRADING THE RECEPTION.  As Catholics two of the most important actions we can accomplish are to go to Confession and to receive...
  • How far we’ve fallen: An official stamp of approval for sexual perversion

    10/17/2013 4:27:59 PM PDT · by xzins · 51 replies
    One News Now ^ | October 17, 2013 | Charlie Butts
    The U.S. Postal Service is putting its stamp of approval on homosexual activism in announcing plans to issue a stamp honoring Harvey Milk....man known for his promiscuous lifestyle and his relationships with underage boys. Barber, Matt (Liberty Counsel)“Well, like so much of ‘progressive’ – that's liberal – propaganda, this is rooted in a whitewashing of reality. It's rooted in historical revisionism,” states Barber. Activists sympathetic to the homosexual agenda have elevated Milk to the status of martyr, notes Barber, but explains that's a false notion. “Harvey Milk was known as a pederast,” he says. “That's a man who in his...
  • The Limits of Mercy

    10/16/2013 6:14:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Fr Ray Blake's Blog ^ | October 18, 2013 | Fr Ray Blake
    One of the things I am beginning to like about Francis is that he challenges me, he makes me ask questions, especially about mercy. "Am I merciful? How far mercy should be extended? Is there a limit to it? Where does it end?" The test came with the celebration of a Requiem Mass for the murderer and war criminal Erich Priebke, who was responsible for the deaths 335 Italian civilians and who himself admitted to personally shooting two people. Pope Francis' Vicar for Rome, Cardinal Agostino Vallini, had forbidden every priest in the diocese to offer a Requiem for him....
  • How To Pray For The Man Who Kills Babies

    04/27/2013 9:36:08 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 4-27-13 | Stephen Altrogge
    When confronted with extravagant, Gosnell-like, Boston-like evil, we should pray that the perpetrators of evil would feel the sword of God’s justice. We should also pray that the wicked men and women involved would experience the incredible, life-changing, sin-forgiving mercy of God.
  • Holy Hour: The Power of Three O’Clock [Catholic Caucus]

    03/29/2013 5:33:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | March 29, 2013 | JUDY KEANE
    Amid our busy workdays and weekends, it is not unusual for most of us to let the 3 pm hour pass by as any other hour in the day. Yet after reading the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, Divine Mercy in My Soul, the 3 pm hour has become a deeply significant time for me. We know 3 pm is significant for us on Good Friday as the hour when Christ breathed his last and died on the cross for our sins and those of the whole world. We also know it is the hour when his side was...
  • Meekness and Mercy

    12/30/2012 5:25:38 PM PST · by HarleyD · 3 replies
    The Highway ^ | 1595?? | John Calvin
    Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst on account of righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for mercy will be shown them (Matt. 5:5-7). Then lifting up his eyes upon his disciples, he said, Blessed are you who are poor, for the kingdom of God is yours. Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be filled (Luke 6:20-21a). If we would only heed what nature teaches us we would enjoy the happiest state that humans could desire. For God has created all of us...
  • 3 hospitals wipe out, limit medical bills for Colorado movie theater shooting victims

    07/27/2012 1:05:51 PM PDT · by grundle · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 23, 2012
    three of the five hospitals treating victims said Wednesday they will limit or completely wipe out medical bills. Children’s Hospital Colorado announced it would use donations and its charity care fund to cover the medical expenses of the uninsured. For those who do have insurance, the hospital says it will waive all co-pays. “We are committed to supporting these families as they heal,” according to a statement from the hospital, which treated six shooting victims. HealthOne, which owns the Medical Center of Aurora and Swedish Medical Center, also says it will limit or eliminate charges based on the individual circumstances...
  • White House 'Congratulates' Morsi on Winning Egyptian Presidential Election

    06/24/2012 11:31:47 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 61 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | June 24, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    White House spokesman Jay Carney issued the following statement in response to the Egyptian presidential election: "The United States congratulates Dr. Mohamed Morsi on his victory in Egypt’s Presidential election, and we congratulate the Egyptian people for this milestone in their transition to democracy. "We look forward to working together with President-elect Morsi and the government he forms, on the basis of mutual respect, to advance the many shared interests between Egypt and the United States. We believe that it is important for President-elect Morsi to take steps at this historic time to advance national unity by reaching out to...
  • Muslim Brotherhood's Mursi declared Egypt president

    06/24/2012 7:39:16 AM PDT · by John W · 103 replies
    BBC ^ | June 24, 2012 | BBC
    The Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Mursi has been declared the winner of Egypt's presidential election run-off. He won 51.73% of the vote, beating former PM Ahmed Shafiq, the Higher Presidential Election Commission said. The head of the panel of judges, Farouq Sultan, said it had upheld some of the 466 complaints by the candidates, but that the election result still stood.
  • The Corporal Works of Mercy [Catholic Caucus]

    05/20/2012 9:44:50 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    CatholicMessage.blogspot.com ^ | Tuesday, March 20, 2007 | John
    The Corporal Works of Mercy "And the crowds asked him, "What then should we do?" He said to them in reply, "Whoever has two cloaks should share with the person who has none. And whoever has food should do likewise." - Luke 3:10-11 The 7 Corporal Works of Mercy are:-To feed the hungry;-To give drink to the thirsty;-To clothe the naked;-To harbor the harborless;-To visit the sick;-To ransom the captive;-To bury the dead. Faith calls us to follow the 10 Commandment, to receive the Sacraments, and to pray, but it also calls us to practice charity for our neighbors...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: CHRISTE ELEISON, 02-02-12

    02/02/2012 9:21:22 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 02-02-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):CHRISTE ELEISON "Christ, have mercy." The Greek invocation for divine mercy in the Eucharistic liturgy of the Latin Mass, said or sung alternately with Kyrie Eleison, "Lord, have mercy." All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • May we never forget GOD! HE knows and watches all!

    12/24/2011 11:47:07 AM PST · by jesus4life · 3 replies
    Bible | GOD inspired
    May we never forget GOD! His wisdom, love, grace, mercy, peace, forgiveness, honesty, and humility. As well as HIS rebuking, reproofing, and correction through HIS WORD! LOVE TO ALL!
  • The Quality Of Mercy (The Righteous Gentiles who risked their lives to rescue Jews in the Holocaust)

    07/22/2011 1:06:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 07/20/2011 | Susan de la Fuente
    What was the moral motivation of gentiles who rescued Jews during the Holocaust? During a recent conference at Yad Vashem, Prof. Wolfgang Bialas of the Hannah Arendt Institute in Dresden, Germany presented some research findings on the mindset of non-Jewish Berliners who sheltered Jews and helped them survive. Apart from "the usual mix of motives," some common factors distinguish the psychological profile of the rescuers. First of all, they were independent people who set their own rules and priorities and were not easily influenced by propaganda. In addition, they were righteous, empathic individuals, guided by an innate sense of morality...
  • "Witness, Mercy, Life Together: Our Life as Church" (Sermon for Seventh Sunday of Easter, on Acts)

    06/04/2011 9:12:43 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | June 5, 2011 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Witness, Mercy, Life Together: Our Life as Church” (Acts)“Witness, Mercy, Life Together”: This is the threefold emphasis now being used for our national church body, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. “Witness, Mercy, Life Together” has also served well as the basis for our sermon series here at St. Matthew’s this Easter season. We have seen these themes emerge in our readings from the Book of Acts, for “Witness, Mercy, Life Together” can be said to characterize the life of the early church. But not only so, these aspects of the early church’s life are true for us as well. And so...
  • "Witness, Mercy, Life Together: The Case of Stephen" (Sermon for Fifth Sunday of Easter, Acts 6-7)

    05/21/2011 11:53:11 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | May 22, 2011 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Witness, Mercy, Life Together: The Case of Stephen” (Acts 6:1-9; 7:2a, 51-60)“Witness, Mercy, Life Together”: This is an emphasis right now for our Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, since the work of our national church body can be gathered under these three headings. In connection with this, our synod is using the New Testament Greek words associated with these aspects of the church’s life: Martyria, “Witness,” the bold testimony that Christians give to their Savior, often in the face of hostility and persecution. Diakonia, literally “Service,” but especially, service in the form of works of “Mercy.” And third, Koinonia, “Fellowship,” or to...
  • "Witnesses Worthy of the Name" (Sermon for the Second Sunday of Easter. on Acts 5:29-42)

    04/30/2011 10:49:24 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies · 1+ views
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | May 1, 2011 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Witnesses Worthy of the Name” (Acts 5:29-42)Today we begin a series of sermons based on readings from the Book of Acts. Recently many of you went through a several-month-long Bible study on the Book of Acts, and hopefully that will still be somewhat fresh in your mind. In any case, I think it will be timely and helpful for us to reflect on these glimpses of life in the early church, for in many ways the time of the early church, the conditions they faced, parallels the situation of the church in our day. They lived in a world that...
  • i-Confess Video Contest

    04/21/2011 5:41:44 AM PDT · by Jubilate
  • He HAD To Do It!

    03/15/2011 6:17:20 PM PDT · by RGrizzle · 1 replies
    I've Been There Ministries ^ | 3/15/2011 | I've Been There
    Do you ever run across a familiar scripture only to be stunned by the immense beauty of the treasure that has always been there at the surface, but somehow was hidden during your previous journeys? When your eyes finally catch glimpse of it, you stand and stare astounded by the discovery that had just been opened to you. How could I have missed this gem? “Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the...
  • 16 Years of Kindness

    03/15/2011 5:03:26 PM PDT · by Piranha · 8 replies
    A Soldier's Mother ^ | March 15, 2011 | Blogger
    Here is how one Israeli reacted to the massacre of the Fogel family in Itamar, Israel. This is an excerpt from a blog. The full note is below: Every day, Rami Levi comes by the shiva house to the Fogel family and fills the cupboards and refrigerator himself with food for the family and guests. Today, one of the relatives thanked him for this incredible kindness and his response brought me to tears,"You will get used to my face," he told this family in mourning, "I have committed myself that every week I will deliver food and stock your home...
  • [Ecumenical] Lent through Eastertide - Divine Mercy Diary Exerpts: Apostles of Mercy

    03/10/2011 5:36:22 PM PST · by Salvation · 9 replies
    Catholic-Forum.com ^ | 1987 | Saint Faustina
    Apostles of Mercy  {Regarding all those who will proclaim God's Mercy} I shall protect them Myself at the hour of death, as My own glory. (378) With souls that have recourse to My mercy and with those that glorify and proclaim My great mercy to others, I will deal according to My infinite mercy at the hour of their death. (379) When I entered the chapel to say goodnight to the Lord before retiring, and apologised for having talked so little to Him when I was at home, I heard a voice within my soul, I am very pleased...
  • Defending My Father's Wrath

    03/01/2011 10:10:59 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 5 replies
    Desiring God ^ | 03/01/2011 | John Piper
    There are cultural forces at work inside and outside the church that make me eager to defend my Father’s wrath against me before I was adopted. He does not need my defense. But I believe he would be honored by it. And he commanded us, “Honor your father” (Exodus 20:12). I write this from Cambridge, England, and my indignation about the assault on my Father is British-born. The calumny I have in mind is the following paragraph from a popular British writer: The fact is that the cross isn’t a form of cosmic child abuse—a vengeful Father, punishing his Son...
  • The Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Merciful

    01/25/2011 10:54:26 PM PST · by Salvation · 12 replies
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | May 12th, 2010 | Mark Shea
    Blessed Are the Merciful May 12th, 2010 by Mark Shea“Whereto serves mercy, but to confront the visage of offence?” asks Portia in The Merchant of Venice. It’s a good question and one which most of us don’t really think about these days. That’s because, increasingly, we are a culture that only has “mercy” on people who “couldn’t help it” or “didn’t know any better.” The problem is, that’s not mercy because allowing for weakness, ignorance, or some other excuse is not mercy. It’s excusing. Now, it’s a fine thing, in any conflict, to search first for reasons why somebody who...
  • 108-3 girls basketball rout raises questions

    01/24/2011 12:42:55 PM PST · by greatdefender · 104 replies
    Rivals-Yahoo! ^ | Janurary 24, 2011 | Caermon Smith
    It's been called unsportsmanlike. It's been called ugly. The question now is whether Christian Heritage (Utah) High, which routed West Ridge (Utah) Academy, 108-3, in a girls basketball game last week, actually did anything wrong by blowing out an overwhelmed opponent. The stunning scoreline -- from a varsity game in which Christian Heritage reportedly never used a full-court press -- nearly defies belief. As reported in the Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune, Christian Heritage scored 28 points per quarter for the first three periods and 24 in the fourth, providing a consistent average of nearly two baskets per minute...
  • The President's Nun: Obamacare Scranton Scandal Explodes

    10/11/2010 7:18:48 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 65 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10.11.10 @ 6:09AM | By Jeffrey Lord
    A mushrooming political battle over ObamaCare involving the White House, two incumbent Pennsylvania congressmen, three Catholic hospitals and a nun has just exploded in, of all places, Scranton, Pennsylvania. Charges from the Scranton medical community of intimidation by the Obama White House and its allies are filling the air. All of this just as Vice President Joe Biden arrives in Scranton today to raise money for one of the participants.
  • Lists Every Catholic Should be Familiar With: The 7 Spiritual Works of Mercy

    07/14/2010 9:05:47 AM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies
    Fisheaters.com ^ | not given | Fisheaters.com
    Lists Every Catholic Should be Familiar With Jump to: The 7 Sacraments (The Holy Mysteries)The 7 Corporal Works of MercyThe 7 Spiritual Works of MercyThe 3 Eminent Good WorksThe 7 Gifts of the Holy Ghost (& the Charismata)The 12 Fruits of the Holy GhostThe 3 Theological VirtuesThe 4 Cardinal VirtuesThe 7 Capital Sins & Their Contrary VirtuesThe 6 Sins Against the Holy GhostThe 4 Sins That Cry Out to HeavenThe 3 Conditions of Mortal SinThe 9 Ways We Participate in Others' SinsThe 10 CommandmentsThe 2 Greatest CommandmentsThe 3 Evangelical CounselsThe 6 Precepts of the ChurchThe Holy Days of Obligation (English)The...
  • Lists Every Catholic Should be Familiar With: The 7 Corporal Works of Mercy

    07/13/2010 8:11:00 AM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies
    Fisheaters.com ^ | not given | Fisheaters.com
    Lists Every Catholic Should be Familiar With Jump to: The 7 Sacraments (The Holy Mysteries)The 7 Corporal Works of MercyThe 7 Spiritual Works of MercyThe 3 Eminent Good WorksThe 7 Gifts of the Holy Ghost (& the Charismata)The 12 Fruits of the Holy GhostThe 3 Theological VirtuesThe 4 Cardinal VirtuesThe 7 Capital Sins & Their Contrary VirtuesThe 6 Sins Against the Holy GhostThe 4 Sins That Cry Out to HeavenThe 3 Conditions of Mortal SinThe 9 Ways We Participate in Others' SinsThe 10 CommandmentsThe 2 Greatest CommandmentsThe 3 Evangelical CounselsThe 6 Precepts of the ChurchThe Holy Days of Obligation (English)The...
  • The Divine Mercy Novena

    03/31/2010 8:55:13 AM PDT · by notaliberal · 3 replies · 212+ views
    EWTN ^ | unknown | Jesus
    Jesus asked that the Feast of the Divine Mercy be preceded by a Novena to the Divine Mercy which would begin on Good Friday. He gave St. Faustina an intention to pray for on each day of the Novena, saving for the last day the most difficult intention of all, the lukewarm and indifferent of whom He said: "These souls cause Me more suffering than any others; it was from such souls that My soul felt the most revulsion in the Garden of Olives. It was on their account that I said: 'My Father, if it is possible, let this...
  • The Spiritual Works of Mercy

    03/06/2010 10:54:35 AM PST · by Salvation · 18 replies · 395+ views
    DailyCatholic.org ^ | March 1, 2006 | Gabriel Garnica
    The Spiritual Works of Mercy Part Three of Virtue & Vice:The Outward Expression of Interior Charity The Spiritual Works of Mercy must be front and center as we begin Lent. As soldiers of Christ and bearers of the Truth, if we fail to observe and practice the Seven Spiritual Works of Mercy then we are, as St. Paul says in this past Sunday's Epistle - "a sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal" and have lost the true meaning of charity which must come from the heart beating as one with the Sacred Heart.   "Our own salvation may very well...
  • The Corporal Works of Mercy

    03/06/2010 10:41:06 AM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies · 389+ views
    DailyCatholic.org ^ | February 22, 2006 | Gabriel Garnica
    The Corporal Works of Mercy Part Two of Virtue & Vice:A New Angle on Social Justice The Corporal Works of Mercy are intended for helping man get through this vale of tears within the structure of Social Justice as upheld and taught by the Apostolic Roman Catholic Church from Peter through Pius XII. To extend humanistic help means nothing if God is not front and center the reason for our extending help to others out of love for Him. All else is in vain and often performed out of vanity rather than sincerity. Those extending works of mercy with the...
  • Abortion scandal at Catholic University of Detroit Mercy

    03/04/2010 7:41:46 AM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 10 replies · 692+ views
    TFP Student Action ^ | 03-04-10 | TFP Student Action
    "The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it." -- Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood Sign here to get Planned Parenthood removedIt is highly scandalous for a Catholic university to have any ties with Planned Parenthood or to present the largest abortion provider in America as a “career” resource.  However, Planned Parenthood and the National Organization for Women (NOW) are currently listed on the web site of the University of Detroit Mercy – a Catholic institution.For example: Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the National Organization for Women (NOW) appear...
  • BRIT HUME TO TIGER WOODS: CHRISTIANITY

    01/03/2010 11:51:23 AM PST · by freedomyes · 104 replies · 2,968+ views
    Allvoices Blog ^ | Jan 3 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Brit HumeBrit Hume stated that he does not believe that Tiger WoodsTiger Woods’ Buddhist beliefs have the resources by which to find full recovery from his wayward lifestyle.
  • PEARL HARBOR: FORGIVENESS

    12/07/2009 8:37:59 AM PST · by freedomyes · 16 replies · 495+ views
    TruthInConviction ^ | Dec 7 09 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Some time after the conflict, Fuchida came upon the testimony of a young Christian woman. Her mother and father had been killed by the Japanese. That war had swept away her parents’ lives.
  • An abortionist turns to Divine Mercy

    10/14/2009 1:40:31 PM PDT · by Patrick Madrid · 5 replies · 383+ views
    Fathers of Mercy ^ | October 14, 2009 | DivineMercy.org
    He used to perform abortions. Then he returned to his Catholic faith. Now, Dr. John Bruchalski's mission is to help spread the message of Divine Mercy through his medical practice. His powerful conversion story is why planners for the upcoming North American Congress on Mercy have invited him to give his witness for the historic Nov. 14-15 event. First, he founded the Tepeyac Family Center in 1994. The obstetrical and gynecological facility in Fairfax, Va., combines the best of modern medicine with the healing presence of Jesus Christ. Then, in 2000, he founded Divine Mercy Care, a non-profit organization performing...
  • OBEDIENCE " Greater than Sacrifice "

    07/03/2009 11:06:57 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies · 293+ views
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | The Spirit that goes out from the Father
    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow my obedient ones yet undoing and harrasment shall be the spoils of the rebellious and defiant , therefore be my Watchmen of unity and delight in my ways .Become Peacekeepers and the Pavilions of my love canopied in my ways for I AM The Stalwart , bridge and guide to all you find in me " For I AM The Kingdom and The Glory forever " and a day in My courts is eternal as you find your way to Zion . Therefore be of Me and walk in My fullness you shall find...
  • PRAY for Revival & Conversion,for Obama, our Nation, Media, Government,& Judiciary Day 116

    03/11/2009 10:48:48 PM PDT · by Blogger · 15 replies · 553+ views
    3-12-09 | Blogger
    1 Peter 1:3-9 (King James Version) 3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 5Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: 7That the trial of your...
  • PRAY for Revival & Conversion,for Obama, our Nation, Media, Government,& Judiciary Day 115

    03/10/2009 10:54:44 PM PDT · by Blogger · 11 replies · 371+ views
    3/11/09 | Blogger
    Daniel 3 14Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up? 15Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made; well: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that God that shall deliver...
  • Washington state to allow `dignity' deaths

    03/01/2009 12:21:37 PM PST · by greatdefender · 323 replies · 8,074+ views
    Yahoo-AP ^ | 03/01/2009 | RACHEL LA CORTE
    OLYMPIA, Wash. – Terminally ill patients with less than six months to live will soon be able to ask their doctors to prescribe them lethal medication in Washington state. But even though the "Death with Dignity" law takes effect Thursday, people who might seek the life-ending prescriptions could find their doctors conflicted or not willing to write them. Many doctors are hesitant to talk publicly about where they stand on the issue, said Dr. Tom Preston, a retired cardiologist and board member of Compassion & Choices, the group that campaigned for and supports the law.
  • 'Taliban shoot at us one minute, we fly them to hospital the next' ...

    08/10/2008 9:59:09 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 24 replies · 140+ views
    The dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | 09th August 2008 | Alex Gardiner
    'So, let me get this straight,' Graham the co-pilot says over the intercom. 'We're up here getting shot at. We have some guy on board who has spent a morning trying to kill US soldiers, whose very desire is to die in battle. We are spending $4,000 per hour per bird. We're shipping his ass to Bagram to give him the best medical care available in Afghanistan.' He pauses for effect. 'Just so he can get better and come after us all over again.' Another pause. 'Everyone OK with that?'
  • "Follow Me, the Doctor of Mercy" (Sermon on Matthew 9:9-13)

    06/07/2008 6:31:01 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 4 replies · 544+ views
    June 8, 2008 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Follow Me, the Doctor of Mercy” (Matthew 9:9-13)As many of you know, this is the “Year of St. Matthew” in our lectionary series. Matthew’s Gospel is the one that we’re following this year. But in our text this morning, we see Matthew himself doing the following. St. Matthew hears the call to follow, and we, the people of St. Matthew Lutheran Church--we hear it also, the call of Jesus, “Follow me.” St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist, had something in common with quite a few pastors today (including this one): He was a “second-career man” in the ministry. The only thing...
  • A Dying Wish

    03/22/2008 10:01:06 PM PDT · by Orlando · 52 replies · 1,189+ views
    KOLN KGIN.com ^ | 3-17-08 | David Jespersen
    A little girl fights for her life, and her last wish is to see her father. But that wish may not come true. "They didn't expect her to still be here. She's fighting, day by day, minute by minute," said Vonda Yaeger, mother. 10/11 has followed the story of 10-year-old Jayci Yaeger as she battled brain tumors. Now doctors say she is about to lose that fight. Her last wish is to spend what time she has left with her father, but he is in a federal prison for drug charges. Less than six months ago, Jayci was energetic, fun...
  • Who are you thanking today?

    11/22/2007 6:51:04 AM PST · by BigAlPro · 13 replies · 46+ views
    Helvitorial.com ^ | Thanksgiving, 2007 | Alan Helvig
    Gratitude should be expressed every day of every year Sometimes with a hug and sometimes with a cheer Come the month of November, at the start of the holiday season We all come together with thanksgiving as the reason We share a blessed dinner; enjoy a day of fun and peace We watch the game on TV; listen to stories which never cease Thanksgiving is a day where we express our thanks to others We thank our friends and our neighbors, our sisters and our brothers We thank them for loving us and for always being there We thank them...
  • Did I Really Leave the Holy Catholic Church?

    09/28/2007 6:20:54 AM PDT · by Ottofire · 835 replies · 2,122+ views
    Christian Truth ^ | 1994 | William Webster
    DID I REALLY LEAVE THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH? The Journey into Evangelical Faith and Church Experience William Webster This article was first published by Moody Press in the book titled, Roman Catholicism: Evangelical Protestants Analyze What Divides and Unites Us in 1994. In light of the recent reversion of Francis Beckwith to Roman Catholicism I felt that perhaps the testimony of one who was Roman Catholic and is now a convinced evangelical Protestant might prove helpful to some. The arguments presented here as to why I could never become a Roman Catholic, based on the truth of Scripture and the...
  • The language of death (Mercy Killing and Suicide Are Forbidden Words But Not Forbidden Acts)

    02/13/2007 6:03:07 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 10 replies · 397+ views
    LA Times ^ | 12 February 2007 | Geoffrey Nunberg, GEOFFREY NUNBERG, a linguist at UC Berkeley's School of Information
    THIS WEEK, California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuńez and a group of Democratic legislators will reintroduce the California Compassionate Choices Act, which would allow terminally ill patients found to be of sound mind to request medication from doctors "to provide comfort with an assurance of peaceful dying if suffering becomes unbearable." Like the 1994 Oregon Death with Dignity law it is based on, the California bill nowhere mentions suicide, except to say that "actions taken in accordance with this bill shall not constitute suicide or homicide." That clause was framed to address concerns about legal liability, but the avoidance of "suicide"...