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  • The Promise of Jesus For Difficult Times

    02/12/2016 5:15:01 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 4 replies
    ArmenHareyan.com ^ | Jan. 23, 2016 | Armen Hareyan
    Living our lives as dedicated Christians seems difficult in the 21st century, but Jesus promised that the necessary help will be provided through the Holy Spirit and that standing firm is necessary to win your life. Here is what the Lord Says in Luke 21-19 while speaking of difficulties and persecutions of true Christians: “not a hair of your head will perish. Stand firm, and you will win life.” Indeed. Stand firm, and you will win life. Stand firm and keep the commandments. Stand firm and do not follow the popular culture. Stand firm and do not be afraid to...
  • When People Heard This Young Man, They Said, We Want To Do Good Works Too

    02/12/2016 1:01:24 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 5 replies
    ArmenHareyan.com ^ | Feb. 12, 2016 | Armen Hareyan
    True love is a sacrifice. Sometimes you have to give up winning so others can win. Making a sacrifice allows your brother to get ahead. When you let others to get ahead, God will ensure there is someone there to help you get ahead. Doing good works unselfishly, is infectious and dispels unfounded fear. Today I was listening to a story by a Russian priest who told us how contagious good works are. How do you do good works? See how this young man not only changed the lives of several families by serving them, but also infecting others to...
  • Look What Happened To This Man When He Run Away From God

    02/11/2016 7:13:28 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 40 replies
    ArmenHareyan.com ^ | Jan. 22, 2016 | Armen Hareyan
    There was a man in the Old Testament whose name was Jonah. God told him to do something, but he run away and thought he could hide from the presence of God. Then God commanded a big fish to swallow him. Miraculously, he survived in the belly of the fish for three days. During these three days he did three things: He realized he was wrong.He repented for his disobedience to God.He believed that God can still help him and prayed to God with faith. The Scripture says “And the Lord commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry...
  • How Does One Walk By The Spirit?

    02/11/2016 7:02:10 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 11 replies
    ArmenHareyan.com ^ | Jan. 22, 2016 | Armen Hareyan
    If you from various kinds of bad thoughts and you lost your peace, this is a sign that "you live according to the flesh." Do you know that when you think of the Spirit of God there is neither ‪sadness nor ‪‎disappointments? Have you ever seen a disappointing saint? That's why the Apostle Paul taught to walk "by the spirit." (Romans 8: 5; Gal. 5:16). This is the only real way to overcome worldly difficulties and bad habits because when your mind is governed by the Spirit the result is peace and real life. If you want peace, walk by...
  • Do Not Waste Your Time Remaining In The Past Because Your Best Days Are Still Up Ahead

    02/11/2016 6:54:26 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 25 replies
    ArmenHareyan.com ^ | Jan. 21, 2016 | Armen Hareyan
    We need to live this life not looking through the rear-view mirror. If someone has hurt you, forgive and move on. Leave it for God and he will care for it. Every time you have been disappointed, God has already set a new beginning for you. This is why you are still in this world. Every morning, every instance is a new beginning and a new opportunity for your salvation, which is life with God in His Kingdom. Your best days are still up ahead. The Scripture says in Ecclesiastes... Continue Reading here.
  • N.Y. Bishops Won’t Oppose Gov. Cuomo’s Rule To Stop Health Coverage for Gay Conversion Therapy

    02/11/2016 12:58:16 PM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Michael W. Chapman
    Although the Catholic Church teaches that homosexual acts are "intrinsically disordered," constitute "grave depravity," and can never "be approved," the Catholic bishops of New York State "have not taken a position" on past bills and "do not foresee taking a position" on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's new order banning private and public health insurers from covering gay conversion therapy for minors. Cuomo, a Catholic who supports homosexual marriage and abortion, made his announcement about prohibiting health care coverage for conversion (or reparative) therapy on Saturday, Feb. 6. In a press release, Cuomo's office said, "Multi-agency regulations announced today ban public and...
  • Did You Know? God Has Given You Enough Strength Sufficient for The Day. Here How

    02/11/2016 8:26:45 AM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 10 replies
    ArmenHareyan.com ^ | Feb. 11, 2016 | Armen Hareyan
    Do not be upset when things don't happen in your timetable. It takes strong will to move forward and our Lord gives you the necessary strength for it daily. “My grace is sufficient for you,” he said to St. Paul in 2 Corinth. 12:9. If today you are weak, that's where His power works: in weakness. But in weakness do not lose your hope. Instead, increase your hope because the power of God is working in your if you put your hope only on Him. Yes in weakness. That's what St. Paul says in that very verse quoted above....
  • How To Patiently Wait For God’s Timing in Prayer

    02/10/2016 7:42:59 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 7 replies
    ArmenHareyan.com ^ | Feb. 10, 2016 | Armen Hareyan
    http://www.armenhareyan.com/2016/02/11/how-to-patiently-wait-for-gods-timing-in-prayer/When you pray with faith and without doubt, God schedules the answer in His own time. He has a set time for it in the sense that “there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1). The Lord sends the answer in His own time and it’s always on time. We need to learn to trust God’s timing because he knows what’s the best time for us to receive or not to receive what we are asking for. We don’t give everything, which our children ask from us, do we? We don’t...
  • A Great Deprivation

    02/10/2016 6:49:48 PM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    AKA Catholic ^ | February 10, 2016 | Fr. Robert Mann, SCJ
    There can be no disguising the fact that for Catholics serious about their faith the almost daily stream of ambiguous and dangerous words and actions emanating from this Papacy give good cause for alarm. Not that there was no cause for concern with previous post-Conciliar Popes. However, in these times, the revolution has moved up a gear with almost no pretence of disguising the ultimate goal of bringing "irreversible changes" to the Catholic Church in terms of attitudes to doctrine and universal disciplines intrinsically bound up with that doctrine. Perhaps one of the greatest tragedies in all of this is...
  • 40 Days for Life: It all starts today! Prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil -- Ending March 20

    02/10/2016 5:27:38 PM PST · by Salvation · 11 replies
    40 Days for Life.com ^ | 02-10-16 | 40 Days for Life
    DAY 1: CLOSED! Abortion centers out of business February 10, 2016 https://40daysforlife.com/updates/It all starts today! Prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil are powerful … and needed now more than ever in our culture.Right now, there are babies scheduled to be aborted close to where you live — and your peaceful presence could be the difference. Find your nearest vigil here:https://40daysforlife.com/browse-campaigns/Moms do turn around at the last moment. For the abortion industry, that means one thing — lost income.We start this 40 Days for Life campaign with good news … as we’re now aware of TWO more abortion facilities that have CLOSED...
  • Pope Francis despatches 1,000 'super-confessor' priests

    02/10/2016 5:20:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10 February 2016
    Pope Francis has sent more than 1,000 priests on a global mission to forgive grave sins that normally only he, or a top Church official, may pardon. The Missionaries of Mercy, nicknamed the super-confessors, were given the special license for the Vatican's Jubilee year, which ends in November. Grave sins include defiling consecrated bread and wine, violating confessional secrecy, and plotting to kill a pope. ...
  • One Practical Advice For Those Who Don't Have The Will Power During Lent To Fast

    02/10/2016 3:53:11 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 1 replies
    ArmenHareyan.com ^ | Feb. 10, 2016 | Armen Hareyan
    In this society following the Lenten requirements of our faith and fasting are not in fashion and are not encouraged. Neither the TV, nor the newspapers will encourage you to to fast during this season. The most they may do, is to report on the Ash Wednesday, and the Holy Week, culminating with Easter (i.e. the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ). What can you do, if you don't have the strong will to fast during the 40 days of Lent. There are various levels of fasting. The earliest Church fasts severely restricted all foods, but this gradually eased. Pope...
  • Urges Are Temporary Thoughts, How You Can Change Bad Habits

    02/10/2016 3:21:34 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 20 replies
    Armen Hareyan ^ | Feb. 10, 2016 | Armen Hareyan
    Change your bad habits by not giving in to urges. You think your urge is strong and has power. It is strong, but it doesn't have inherent power because the urge is armless and legless desire that, for example, forces you to run the red light. Do not focus on the strength of the urge because if you consider yourself as a child of God and call Him "Our Father," then know, that "the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world." (1 John. 4:4) These are just common ways the devil attacks you, especially...
  • Dan Walker to become the new face of BBC Breakfast - but he won't work on Sundays

    02/10/2016 3:10:41 PM PST · by NRx · 4 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 02-10-2016 | Lexi Finnigan
    Sports presenter Dan Walker has been announced as the new co-presenter of BBC Breakfast. He will replace Bill Turnbull who announced in September that, after 15 years, he was leaving the programme. The 38-year-old, who is the son of a Baptist preacher, has reportedly planned his career around his commitments as a Christian - including not working on Sundays. When he was younger, Walker dreamed of being a professional footballer, but turned down invitations from youth teams of major clubs because they played their matches on Sundays. And when he became a TV presenter, fronting various sporting events and hosting...
  • Christians “Should be Eradicated”: Researchers Document Anti-Christian Agenda Among Elite

    02/10/2016 6:53:33 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 27 replies
    The New American ^ | 2/4/2016 | Selwyn Duke
    A student is punished for refusing to "stomp on Jesus," a Christian baker faces a year in jail for refusing to cater faux marriages, two men are arrested for reading the Bible aloud near a government building, a school "purges" Christian works from its library. Critics asserting the existence of an institutional anti-Christian bias, and a resultant war on the faith, have often been labeled paranoid. But now two University of North Texas sociologists have produced research showing that just such an agenda exists — among America’s most powerful people. Professors George Yancey and David Williamson shared their findings in...
  • A Christian Investigation of David Bowie's "Blackstar"

    02/09/2016 5:35:48 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 26 replies
    Secular Humanism Examined ^ | 1/24/16 | Faith Presses On
    What's in "Blackstar" (To make it easier to follow the song/video description below, I've given numbers to different areas of the song/video. ) 1. The video begins by showing close-ups of an unmoving human being apparently in an astronaut suit, which is patched up here and there with duct tape. Then from a greater distance, the astronaut is shown, lying motionless against a rock. He is in a world which resembles an alien planet or a moon. It's very rocky, barren and cold looking, and a large "black sun" or "blackstar" is in an equally black, star-filled sky. Just as...
  • PCUSA on Track to Lose Over 400K Members by 2020

    02/09/2016 8:15:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/08/2016 | Michael Gryboski
    Presbyterian Church (USA) is expecting to see a loss of over 400,000 members between 2015 and 2020, according to a reported internal document. PCUSA's Office of the General Assembly and Presbyterian Mission Agency Board Executive Committee held a meeting last Wednesday when projected losses were discussed, according to a recent account by the conservative Presbyterian publication The Layman. "The slide [from the meeting] also showed that COGA is predicting membership losses of 100,000 for both 2015 and 2016," reported The Layman. "Membership losses for 2017-2020 are projected to be 75,000 each year. That is more than the membership losses in...
  • The Pope's Traditional Masterstroke to bring Crowds to the Jubilee

    02/08/2016 11:43:54 AM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 2/07/16 | New Catholic
    Rorate Caeli + Tempus Septuagesimæ + The Pope's Traditional Masterstroke to bring Crowds to the Jubilee So...the 2016 Mercy Jubilee was not the popular success that had been foreseen. What was the solution? The Pope had the Capuchins bring to Rome from different points of Italy two of the most popular and traditional saints of the 20th Century, great Apostles of Penance and Confession: Sts. Padre Pio and Leopold Mandic. And the crowds suddenly appeared for the venerable Relics! Hail Tradition!
  • Princeton's Robert George: Are You Ready to Pay the Price? The Days of Socially Acceptable....

    02/07/2016 6:50:59 PM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 2/4/16 | John-Henry Westen
    ORLANDO, February 4, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- "It is no longer easy to be a faithful Christian, a good Catholic, an authentic witness to the truths of the Gospel," said Princeton Professor Robert George to a large crowd at the Legatus Summit in Orlando, Florida last weekend. Professor George added that people can still safely identify as "Catholic" as long as they don't believe, or will at least be completely silent about, "what the Church teaches on issues such as marriage and sexual morality and the sanctity of human life." He said "the guardians of those norms of cultural orthodoxy that...
  • ASK FATHER: Why is a baptismal certificate so important for annulment process? (Catholic Caucus)

    02/07/2016 4:03:49 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | January 22, 2016 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    From a reader… QUAERITUR: Trying to get an annulment. Can’t find his baptismal record. Why is it so important? Well! That was pithy.There is a Latin adage from ancient Rome: Verba volant, scripta manent… Words merely spoken fly away, but words written down remain.Baptismal records are wonderful things. When they are properly tended, they record all of the sacraments we receive in life. These written records are to be kept at the parish of our baptism. When a baptismal record is issued, it will have notations on the back listing the dates and places of all the sacraments we received....
  • Our Christian Daughters Potentially Subject to Selective Service Registration

    02/06/2016 4:36:00 PM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 65 replies
    Bible-Literalist Writings ^ | February 3, 2016 | Robert E. Patenaude, Th.D.
    An Open Letter to Independent Baptist Pastors in the Indiana 9th Congressional District. February 3, 2016 (Revised) Our Christian Daughters Potentially Subject to Selective Service Registration Dear Pastors: At some point you will have to develop a genuine conviction from the Scriptures on issues related to (1) Christian women serving in the Armed Forces; (2) Christian women serving in combat roles; (3) Christian women being required by federal law to register for Selective Service (register for the draft). American women have pushed their “rights” to serve in military functions alongside men, including in combat roles, to the point that now...
  • The Mystery of Iniquity -- A Meditation on the Mystery of Rebelliousness

    02/05/2016 8:06:10 AM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-04-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Mystery of Iniquity -- A Meditation on the Mystery of Rebelliousness Msgr. Charles Pope February 4, 2016 Man who found exitThere is a phrase in the Scriptures that, while speaking of mystery, is itself a bit mysterious and is debated among scholars: the "mystery of iniquity." St. Paul mentions it in Second Thessalonians and ties it to an equally mysterious "man of iniquity" who will appear before the Second Coming of Jesus. Many modern translations (accurately) render it as the "mystery of lawlessness" but that has less of a ring to it.The Latin root of the English word...
  • BOMBAY CARDINAL PUSHES GAY RIGHTS IN INDIA

    02/05/2016 9:26:25 AM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Church Militant ^ | February 3, 2016 | Joseph Pelletier
    The top court of India is re-evaluating a law deeming homosexual acts punishable with prison time-- and the Catholic archbishop of Bombay is encouraging the move. Cardinal Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Bombay, and known to be gay-friendly, has come out "in favor of decriminalization of Section 377" of the Indian Penal Code, which declares homosexual acts as "against the order of nature." The supreme court in New Delhi is setting up a panel to re-examine a 2013 ruling that declared only the Indian parliament could repeal the colonial-era law prohibiting the country's citizens from openly engaging in a homosexual lifestyle....
  • Catholic high school: Archdiocese 'does not permit' same-sex wedding announcement

    02/04/2016 7:33:23 PM PST · by steve86 · 26 replies
    The Seattle PI ^ | Thursday, February 4, 2016 | JOEL CONNELLY
    Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain: Catholic Church can in no way associate itself with same-sex marriage. Bishop Blanchet High School in Seattle has refused to run an announcement in its alumni magazine for the same-sex marriage of an alumna who once served as student body vice president and homecoming queen. In response to the submission by the 1997 graduate, the school sent her a letter saying, in part, "... the Archdiocese does not permit this type of information to be published in our Catholic school magazine." The reaction has been a much-circulated Facebook post by James Nau, who was student...
  • (Red) China, Vatican negotiate further on bishop appointments

    02/03/2016 2:45:53 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    UCA News ^ | February 3, 2016 | ucanews.com reporter
    The meeting in Rome was the third round of negotiations on bishop appointments in China. The first was held in June, 2014 and the second in October, 2015.
  • Obama Administration Ignores Federal Law, Allows California to Force Churches to Fund Abortions

    02/02/2016 9:46:22 AM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | February 1, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    It has been more than a year since the Obama Administration promised to investigate a California order that forces churches to fund abortions through health insurance plans. Despite the repeated urging of pro-life lawmakers and religious groups in California to act on that promise, the administration appears to be doing nothing. The troubling situation began in 2014 when the California Department of Managed Health Care reclassified abortion as a “basic health service” under the Affordable Care Act and ordered all insurance plans in the state to begin covering surgical abortions immediately. Even churches are not exempt from funding abortions. The...
  • “The Devil Has Retired”

    02/01/2016 7:28:42 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Chisea Express online ^ | February 1, 2016 | Sandro Magister
    Q: Let's start the fun right now: who is responsible? A: I realize that what I say will seem paradoxical to the reader who is poorly informed or sensitive to these problems, but I'll try. What is responsible is the gnostic, neo-Malthusian and environmentalist culture that now presumes to ask the pope to get involved. By environmentalist culture I mean that which, with a naturalist and pantheist vision, considers man the cancer of nature who damages it with his unrestrained consumption and his indifference to the pollution that he himself produces, above all if gets married (to a woman) and...
  • Georgetown Students Drive Pro-Life Efforts Without University Support

    Georgetown University students who attended last week's March for Life in Washington, D.C., recently told The Cardinal Newman Society that student groups at the University are finding success in driving pro-life outreach and discussion on campus despite the University's lack of support for their events and activities, or for Church teaching on life issues."I think that given a campus culture that's often hostile to pro-life views, it's extremely helpful that there exists organizations like Georgetown Right to Life," Michael Khan, president of the student-run Right to Life group, told the Newman Society. "With contraceptives allowed in dorms and faculty...
  • Why didn't Pope Francis endorse Family Day 2016? [Catholic Caucus]

    02/01/2016 3:53:36 PM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | February 1, 2016 | David Martin
    On January 30 hundreds of thousands of demonstrators participated in the Family Day 2016 in Rome to protest the controversial "Cirinna" bill to legalize same-sex unions, which the Italian Parliament is expected to vote on shortly. Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco who heads the Italian Bishops' Conference has been leading a handful of good bishops in openly supporting these faithful Catholics who defend traditional family values. This beautifully fulfills the Church's mission to go into the world and uphold the light of Christ so that everyone might be compelled in the right direction for the common good. This fight for family values...
  • BISHOP ATHANASIUS SCHNEIDER INTERVIEW WITH RORATE CAELI

    02/01/2016 9:46:46 AM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 2/01/2016 | His Excellency Bishop Athanasius Schneider
    The very crisis of the Church in our days consists in the ever growing phenomenon that those who don't fully believe and profess the integrity of the Catholic faith frequently occupy strategic positions in the life of the Church, such as professors of theology, educators in seminaries, religious superiors, parish priests and even bishops and cardinals. And these people with their defective faith profess themselves as being submitted to the Pope. The height of confusion and absurdity manifests itself when such semi-heretical clerics accuse those who defend the purity and integrity of the Catholic faith as being against the Pope...
  • The Fate of the Religious Right May Be Foretold in Iowa

    01/31/2016 11:25:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Slate ^ | January 31, 2016 | Michelle Goldberg
    Evangelical power brokers are losing their influence. Donald Trump is the proof.Last Wednesday evening, a few hundred Christian conservatives gathered at Noah's Event Venue in suburban Des Moines for a rally with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. It featured leading figures from both the local and national religious right, there to make the case that the movement must unite behind Cruz. "Ted Cruz is one of us," said Bob Vander Plaats, head of the FAMiLY Leader, Iowa's most influential evangelical organization. "He's trustworthy. He hates dishonest gain." Vander Plaats was both referencing Exodus 18:21 ("But...
  • I’m gay and I’m a priest, period.’

    01/31/2016 10:01:53 PM PST · by detective · 100 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 31, 2016 | Michelle Boorstein
    God, what are you calling me to do here, prayed the priest. Come out, or stay in the closet ? After 23 years in Chicago parishes, the question had pushed its way to the surface. He weighed his options. He thought about his parishioners. Many, he knew, were accepting of gay people, even of same-sex marriage, but others - less so. He had grown up in a large Catholic family; he understood what people's faith meant to them. He didn't want to harm his flock, or the Catholic Church.
  • Interview with the only Bishop to take part at Rome's "Family Day"

    01/31/2016 9:34:44 PM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | January 31, 2016 | Serena Sartini
    He is one of the few bishops present at Family Day, perhaps the only one. Without fear of exposing himself or of being criticized by the other bishops, alongside the families, saying no to the Cirinna Bill on civil unions and with an appeal to the President of the Republic, [he says]: "I hope that the Bill will be examined by the Head of State, Sergio Mattarella and that he doesn't sign the decree: it is in conflict with article 29 of the Constitution which states that the family is based on matrimony."
  • Defiant Catholic Laity against "same-sex unions", despite little support from the Vatican

    01/31/2016 9:23:32 AM PST · by ebb tide · 68 replies
    Rotate Caeli ^ | 1/30/16 | New Catholic
    The "Cirinna Bill" being debated in the Italian Parliament to allow "same-sex unions" in that central nation of Catholicism managed to bring Catholics from all over Italy to Rome this Saturday. The image from the Circo Massimo is unmistakable: on this "Family Day", a huge multitude of Italian families (including many friends of this blog) gathered to protest the government's support of the counternatural bill. Cardinal Bagnasco, the President of the Italian Bishops' Conference, despite the clear lack of support from Pope Francis, kept his support for the event. Some Cardinals, including Cardinal Sarah, showed their support. But the Pope...
  • Eucharistic Congress Speaker Claims Catholics Too Focused on What Homosexuals are 'Doing in Bed'

    01/30/2016 10:51:50 AM PST · by marshmallow · 35 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1/28/16 | Pete Baklinski
    PHILIPPINES January 28, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- A Dominican priest and recent Vatican appointee who believes homosexual activity can "be expressive of Christ’s self gift" has criticized Catholics who, he says, spend too much time focusing on what homosexuals are "doing in bed." I think people always want to know what they're doing in bed. What's in it for me to go around asking everybody what they're doing in bed? I don't do that," said Dominican Father Timothy Radcliffe in an interview yesterday with Philippines social news network Rappler. Fr. Radcliffe, who was in the Philippines as a guest speaker at...
  • Order of Dependency for the Bible-believing Christian

    01/30/2016 7:34:43 AM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 27 replies
    January 30, 2016 | Robert E. Patenaude, Th.D.
    Whether anyone in Washington, DC believes that the United States of America is the product of a Christian Heritage, whether anyone has the courage to continue to call the United States a Christian Nation, or not, . . . . our elected representatives must be aware that there are remaining throughout the country millions of Bible-believing Christians who are determined to live-out traditional, Biblical, Christian ideals in our homes and in our public life. We reject the federal government taking the place or honor of God Almighty in our existances. ORDER OF DEPENDENCY FOR THE BIBLE-BELIEVING CHRISTIAN CONTRASTED WITH THE...
  • Pope Invites Evil Dominican Head of "Gay Lobby" to Secret Meeting

    01/29/2016 9:25:18 PM PST · by ebb tide · 38 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | Friday, January 29, 2016 | Giuseppe Nardi
    (Rome) Bishop Jose Raul Vera Lopez, Dominican and Diocesan Bishop of Saltillo in Mexico, is held to be the "bishop of the gay lobby" in the Catholic Church. The Liberation Theology "inspired" chief shepherd has been known in recent years primarily for his vociferous defense of homosexuality. On the day before the opening of the Synod of Bishops in 2015 on the family, Raul Vera was a "special guest" at a meeting of a "Catholic Gay Network" in Rome. Next February, he will be one of a small circle of selected persons with whom Pope Francis meets during his Mexico...
  • A comparison of Mohammad with one of Jesus’ key disciples, Peter:-h

    01/29/2016 7:22:18 PM PST · by ekeni · 9 replies
    How does Mohammad rate as a “prophet” or “messenger” of God A comparison of Mohammad with one of Jesus’ key disciples, Peter:-how does he rate as a “prophet” or “messenger” of God Whilst many in the West focus by the violence of Islamists it provides an opportunity to reflect upon the relative status of Mohammad, the role model of Muslims according to the Quran( Suras 33:6,33:21 & 68:4). What about the disciples of Jesus? Does Mohammad measure up to say Peter? Peter was a self-proclaimed Christian, and Mohammad a Muslim. Since Mohammad claimed Jesus was a “Muslim” prophet then it...
  • Could this be Donald Trump?

    01/29/2016 12:08:02 PM PST · by bestiq · 89 replies
    NKJV ^ | BC | GOD
    Pro 28:2 Because of the transgression of a land, many are its princes; But by a man of understanding and knowledge Right will be prolonged.
  • It’s Time for Christians to Go to Jail over Marriage

    01/29/2016 10:54:29 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 30 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 1/29/16 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    As Churchill inspires us, we must fight the tyrannical menace that is the modern homosexual agenda, if necessary for years, if necessary alone. We must fight strong to the end, we must fight for the churches, we must fight for the chapels, and we must fight for the children. We shall fight in the media, we shall fight in the legislatures, and we shall fight in the courts. And if necessary, as Dr. Martin Luther King inspires us, we must go to jail.
  • Mixed Signals from Italy's Bishops as Vote Approaches on Civil Partnership Bill?

    01/28/2016 6:08:24 AM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 1/26/16 | Alessandra Nucci
    Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco insists the bishops are united, but questions exist about how supportive Pope Francis is of open opposition to controversial legislation supporting same-sex partnerships The pressure to subvert traditional ethics on issues pertaining to life, the family and education, which has been sweeping through the European Union from West to East, is currently being halted by the former "Iron Curtain" countries, and in Italy, where the struggle has been pitting grassroots movements against the European Establishment for at least a dozen years now. As befits the country that has hosted the papacy for almost all of the twenty...
  • Terrifying: Post-Synod document written by Pope's friend, ... [Catholic Caucus]

    01/27/2016 4:41:35 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 1/28/16 | New Catholic
    The president of the Pontifical Council for the Family [Abp. Paglia] has confirmed that Pope Francis' post-synodal apostolic exhortation devoted to the family will be published by the end of March. ... [Abp. Paglia] said the much-anticipated document, which summarizes the Pope's conclusions of the two synods dedicated to the family, will be "a hymn to love, a love that wants to take care of the welfare of the young, to be close to wounded families to give them strength, a love that wants to be close to children as well as to all mankind in need. " Well informed...
  • Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand

    01/27/2016 1:58:58 PM PST · by NRx · 7 replies
    OCA Diocese of the South ^ | 01-12-2016 | Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen)
    Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee; and leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, the land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles; the people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up. From that time...
  • Dear Christians, If You Vote For A Godless Man, You Are Asking For Tyranny

    01/27/2016 11:27:33 AM PST · by paladinan · 92 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1-19-2016 | Matt Walsh
    It's very simple. If a man has no moral center, if he has ambition but no faith, if he does not demonstrate humility or integrity, I will never vote for him for president. I don't care who he is, what he's done, what he says, or what positions he holds. None of that will matter when we are living under his tyranny, and tyranny is sure to follow when you give unspeakable power to a man who believes he is God. I'll put this another way: if you vote for a man who worships himself over God, you deserve the...
  • Francis and "Civil Unions" for "Gays": Not to Say NO Is to Say YES.

    01/26/2016 1:43:43 PM PST · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | January 25, 2015 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    As the Italian parliament prepares to vote on whether to legalize "civil unions" for "couples" who engage in sodomy, Pope Francis has told the judges of the Roman Rota (the Vatican's matrimonial tribunal) that "there can be no confusion between the family God wants and any other type of union. ... The family, founded on indissoluble matrimony that unites and allows procreation, is part of the 'dream' of God and that of his Church for the salvation of humanity." That sounds fine, putting aside the peculiar notion that God has a "dream" about "the family that God wants" as opposed...
  • Don’t confuse traditional marriage with other kinds of unions, says Pope

    01/25/2016 3:30:34 PM PST · by NYer · 71 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | January 25, 2016
    Francis met with members of the Roman Rota on FridayPope Francis said there can be no confusion between God's plan for marriage as an indissoluble bond between one man and woman who are open to life, and other sorts of unions."The Church, in fact, can demonstrate God's unwavering merciful love toward families, especially those wounded by sin and life's trials, and at the same time proclaim the essential truth of marriage according to God's plan," the Pope said on Friday, in a meeting with members of the Roman Rota. Francis holds the annual meeting to inaugurate the Vatican court's judicial...
  • The End Prayer Shaming

    East Catholic High is down the road a bit. Check out the video and pass it around https://www.facebook.com/EastCatholicHighSchool/videos/1031698306852693/
  • UPDATE: Busloads of pro-life marchers stranded on Penn Turnpike since 9 p.m. Friday: (PHOTOS)

    01/24/2016 9:04:40 AM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | January 23, 2016 | Lisa Bourne
    * See above slide show of 22 photos sent to LifeSiteNews from pro-lifer marchers at the scene. Click on blue arrows to advance photos.* Update 9:10 p.m. Sat: This just now from Mandie DeVries who has two middle school girls and a four month old baby. She said baby is sleeping peacefully. Dubuque County RTL bus started moving at 7 pm. Iowans for LIFE bus about 40 min later. The backup was said then to be 32 miles long and some won't get out tonight. No idea about any of the many others PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE, January 23, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) –...
  • March for Life Group Stranded in Storm, Prays Mass on Altar Made of Snow

    01/24/2016 5:20:10 AM PST · by NYer · 25 replies
    Aletelia ^ | January 23, 2016 | DEACON GREG KANDRA
    A post on Facebook describes the scene: Amazing site from Pennsylvania. Dowling Catholic [High School, in Iowa] students stuck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike meet kids on the bus from Missouri. They have a priest. And create a snow altar for mass in the middle of this stand still. Very proud of all you Dowling Catholic students.WBAY from Green Bay reports on another stranded band of marchers: A group of 150 people from the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, mostly students, is stranded in their buses by the East Coast blizzard.The group was in Washington, DC, for the "March for...
  • The Miracle of Life

    01/22/2016 7:41:16 AM PST · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-21-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Miracle of Life Msgr. Charles Pope • January 21, 2016 • We March today with cold weather and possible snow bearing down on the area. The coldest march I ever endured was back in the mid 1980s when the temperature was 4 degrees, and there were 15 inches of snow. It was so cold that year that Regan's Second Inaugural outside was cancelled the day before and moved inside. The next day when it was even colder we marched!But the Sacrifice is worth it, for he magnificence of life is really too wonderful too describe. I found this...