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Ministry/Outreach (Religion)

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  • Tucson Bishop Scuttles Public Mass Revival

    07/14/2020 6:28:32 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7/9/20 | Martina Moyski
    'Let the Church come to you in your homes'TUCSON, Ariz. (ChurchMilitant.com) - An Arizona prelate is announcing a new ban on public Masses and sacraments, suspending "public worship" for up to four months — and perhaps longer. Bishop Edward J. Weisenburger of Tucson announced last week that "our parishes will no longer be open to the public." "At this time we're returning to the protocols we were following just prior to the reopening of our parishes," he elaborated. The bishop said Tucson Catholics "should anticipate a suspension of approximately four weeks but the matter will be reviewed daily and the...
  • PROFITING FROM PROVERBS - 7/14/2020

    07/14/2020 6:15:38 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 3 replies
    King James Bible | 7/14/2020 | pilgrimsprogress
    “Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness” (Proverbs 14:13).
  • White Population Should Not Bear Responsibility for Distant Ancestors' Actions - Russian Orthodox Church

    07/13/2020 5:38:28 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Interfax ^ | 7/13/20
    Moscow, July 13, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church condemns racism, but believes that modern people should not bear responsibility for what their ancestors once did. "Those white people who live on earth now cannot bear responsibility for what their ancestors did a long time ago. Nevertheless, when the state authorities of countries apologize for mistakes made in the past, there's not only nothing bad in that, but it's sometimes even necessary, primarily to achieve public accord and reconciliation," Metropolitan Hilarion, the head of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations, said on the program Church and the World on...
  • PROFITING FROM PROVERBS - 7/13/2020

    07/13/2020 6:22:49 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 1 replies
    King James Bible | 7/13/2020 | pilgrimsprogress
    “A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just” (Proverbs 13:22).
  • PROFITING FROM PROVERBS - 7/12/2020

    07/12/2020 6:24:04 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 6 replies
    King James Bible | 7/12/2020 | pilgrimsprogress
    “A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones” (Proverbs 12:4).
  • PROFITING FROM PROVERBS - 7/11/2020

    07/11/2020 6:25:39 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 2 replies
    King James Bible | 7/11/2020 | pilgrimsprogress
    “When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom” (Proverbs 11:2 KJV).
  • JD Farag: The Laborer’s Time is Now!

    07/11/2020 6:16:32 AM PDT · by Old Yeller · 3 replies
    Harbingers Daily ^ | J.D. Farag
    I want to talk with you about how this coronavirus emergency pandemic crisis, as bad as it is, is actually a revelation to the world of how good God is. I want to explain what I mean by that. As bad as this is, it is a catalyst for the good. Such that this may be meant for evil, as some believe and suggest, but God as only He can, is bringing about good. Namely, the salvation of many who would not have otherwise come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ had this not happened. There are people that...
  • El Paso’s Catholic Bishop Rolls Back Church Re-Openings, Bans Wedding and Funeral Masses

    07/10/2020 6:10:51 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    EL PASO, Texas -- Citing a "steep rise" in Covid-19 cases in the El Paso community, Bishop Mark Seitz is rolling back some of the provisions in Phase II of the El Paso Catholic Diocese's reopening plan. Phase II allows for private visits to churches, the offering of regular times for confession and the celebration of daily masses, Monday through Saturday, at 25 percent capacity or less, among other religious ceremonies and events. But as of Thursday, he will prohibit weddings, funeral masses and word services or rosaries held at funeral homes. Seitz made the announcement in a pastoral letter...
  • Pope: Cooperatives for Clean Energy Against Climate Change

    07/10/2020 6:02:00 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Vatican News ^ | 7/4/20 | Robin Gomes
    In a tweet to mark the International Day of Cooperatives, Saturday, Pope Francis notes that cooperatives across the globe are making a real difference in the fight against climate change.For the past 97 years, the International Day of Cooperatives has been celebrated each year on the first Saturday of July. Since 1995, the United Nations and the International Cooperative Alliance have chosen the theme of the annual day. The focus for this year is on climate action for sustainable development for a healthier, fairer and more united economy. In a tweet for Saturday’s observance, Pope Francis also focused on the...
  • PROFITING FROM PROVERBS - 7/10/2020

    07/10/2020 6:36:31 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 1 replies
    King James Bible | 7/10/2020 | pilgrimsprogress
    “The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom. The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it” (Proverbs 10:21-22 KJV).
  • Are Catholic Flame Wars Evangelizing Online? Bishop Barron Says ‘No’

    07/09/2020 1:46:59 PM PDT · by Marchmain · 17 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | July 9, 2020 | Catholic News Agency
    A California bishop challenged Catholics online to “cut it out” and better represent their Christian faith through their social media engagement. On Tuesday, Bishop Robert Barron, an auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles, issued a “pastoral cry of the heart” to encourage Catholics to stop tearing each other apart online and instead provide well structured and charitable arguments. “I understand that people are passionate, especially about religious matters, but when it comes to this commentary we always must keep truth and love in the forefront,” he said. Speaking of social media, Bishop Barron said that “I must admit the vitriol, negativity,...
  • PROFITING FROM PROVERBS - 7/9/2020

    07/09/2020 6:05:36 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 2 replies
    King James Bible | 7/9/2020 | pilgrimsprogress
    “Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled. Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding” (Proverbs 9:4-6).
  • A Miracle in [Republic of] Georgia: We Did Not Have an Epidemic Although Churches Never Closed, Says Georgian Hierarch

    07/08/2020 6:16:52 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 7/6/20
    A nation that is faithful to God and its fatherland will be miraculously blessed by God, His Eminence Metropolitan Daniel of Chiatura and Sachkhere of the Georgian Orthodox Church said during his Sunday sermon at the Holy Trinity Cathedral. A miracle was seen in Georgia, where there was no eruption of the coronavirus epidemic despite the fact that the churches were never closed, as in many other countries, Met. Daniel emphasized, reports 1tv.ge. “The Georgian ethos is one of the first,” Met. Daniel said. “Someone may ask how it survived. It survived for two reasons: it was dedicated to the...
  • PROFITING FROM PROVERBS - 7/8/2020

    07/08/2020 6:21:38 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 1 replies
    King James Bible | 7/8/2020 | pilgrimsprogress
    “I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment: That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures” (Proverbs 8:20-21 KJV).
  • Discarded Seminarian Fighting Back

    07/07/2020 6:30:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 6/30/20 | William Mahoney
    Open letter exposes seminary cover-upAfter being forced out of the Pontifical North American College (NAC) in Rome, former seminarian Anthony Gorgia has launched a GoFundMe account to finance legal action against "culpable Church leaders who will listen ... when faced with a lawsuit." Gorgia, once an exemplary seminarian, was forced to leave the NAC during the 2018–2019 school year after witnessing the seminary's vice-rector inappropriately touching a seminarian in his care. Gorgia's impeccable record of service, coupled with love and admiration of professionals and people who know him, were no deterrent to his bishop, Cdl. Timothy Dolan of New York....
  • PROFITING FROM PROVERBS - 7/7/2020

    07/07/2020 6:43:01 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 5 replies
    King James Bible | 7/7/2020 | pilgrimsprogress
    “Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house, In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night" (Proverbs 7:8-9).
  • Visions Becoming Reality

    07/06/2020 8:09:06 PM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 1 replies
    My utmost for His highest ^ | Oswald Chambers
    Wisdom From Oswald Chambers Is He going to help Himself to your life, or are you taken up with your conception of what you are going to do? God is responsible for our lives, and the one great keynote is reckless reliance upon Him. Visions Becoming Reality ____________________________________________________ The parched ground shall become a pool… —Isaiah 35:7 ____________________________________________________ We always have a vision of something before it actually becomes real to us. When we realize that the vision is real, but is not yet real in us, Satan comes to us with his temptations, and we are inclined to say...
  • Ideologies Clash at Carmel Church Amid Protests Over Statements Made by Suspended Pastor

    07/06/2020 6:37:34 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Indianapolis Star | 7/5/20 | Justin L.Mack
    Article cannot be posted due to copyright issues but click HERE to read.
  • PROFITING FROM PROVERBS - 7/6/2020

    07/06/2020 4:32:40 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 2 replies
    King James Bible | 7/6/2020 | pilgrimsprogress
    “An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren” (Proverbs 6:18-19 KJV).
  • PROFITING FROM PROVERBS - 7/5/2020

    07/05/2020 5:45:38 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 5 replies
    King James Bible | 7/5/2020 | pilgrimsprogress
    “I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly” (Proverbs 5:14 KJV).