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  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 23 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/23/2017 9:52:14 AM PDT · by OneVike · 1 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Here is some good advice I found years ago and saved in a file. Not sure where I gathered it from, but it's good advice on finances on how to survive during good, bad, and especially uncertain times by preparing for the future. It is never too late to change one's ways, since you know not when God will bring you home. So if you are nearing retirement with the understanding that none of your ancestors lived past 85, beware, you could be the one who lives to be 110. that would be 25 years longer than you believe...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 22 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/22/2017 8:51:12 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 22 (NKJV) The Value of a Good Name 01 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, 00 Loving favor rather than silver and gold. 02 The rich and the poor have this in common, 00 The LORD is the maker of them all. 03 A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, 00 But the simple pass on and are punished. 04 By humility and the fear of the LORD 00 Are riches and honor and life. 05 Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse; 00 He who guards his soul...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 21 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/21/2017 7:54:31 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 21 (NKJV) The LORD Considers the Heart 01 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, 00 Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes. 02 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, 00 But the LORD weighs the hearts. 03 To do righteousness and justice 00 Is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. 04 A haughty look, a proud heart, 00 And the plowing of the wicked are sin. 05 The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, 00 But those of everyone who is hasty,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Dissident Fr James Martin To Address DC Priest Symposium This September

    07/20/2017 8:48:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Restore DC Catholicism ^ | July 20, 2017 | restore dc catholicism
    Dissident Fr James Martin To Address DC Priest Symposium This September From Canon212, we have learned that the Washington Theological College, located at 401 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington DC 20017 will be conducting an "Alumni Days 2017" gathering.  As you can see from this flyer, (and by the way, dear chancery moles, I downloaded it so if it "disappears", I can make it "reappear)" dissident Father James Martin, will be the keynote symposium speaker.   His topic is strangely called "Encountering Jesus: Meeting The Jesus Of History And The Christ Of Faith".  Why are "Jesus" and "Christ" separated in that...
  • Apostate Church of England has mutated into a Gnostic "Sex" Sect

    07/20/2017 8:20:23 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 17 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 7-20-17 | Jules Gomes
    A queer thing happened to the Church of England. In the 500th year of the Reformation it crossed the thin red line from apostolic to apostate. Future seminary students will be grateful for this mnemonic device when mugging up important dates for a Church History exam. Easy peasy! How can one forget? In 1517, the Reformers decided to yank a recalcitrant Church of Rome back to the Bible. In 2017, the Reformers booed the Bible and booted it out of the Church of England. The flashpoint for the Reformation of 1517 was indulgences. The flashpoint for the Reformation of 2017...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 20 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/20/2017 6:50:56 PM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    A Sordid Affair & The Levirate Law Of Proverbs 20:16 There are many sordid story's with many shocking facts shared in the Scriptures about God's people. One such story is the twisted account of Judah and his daughter-in-law Tamar? (Genesis 38:7-26) The story of Judah and Tamar is certainly not the most pleasant story in the Bible. In fact, most commentaries on the book of Genesis don’t spend much time on this chapter. After all, the story of Joseph (Genesis chapters 37-38), has a lot more preaching material and great spiritual lessons! Customs at the time of the Patriarchs...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Is Etiquette More Important Than the Good of Souls?

    07/20/2017 12:14:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | July 20, 2017 | Fr. Gerald E. Murray
    Are the three remaining “dubia” cardinals – Cardinals Burke, Caffara, and Brandmüller – at fault for publicizing the five questions they posed to Pope Francis, and for publicizing the fact that the pope did not respond either to those questions or to a later request for an audience? Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna thinks they have done a disservice to the Church and to the Holy Father. Speaking in Limerick, Ireland on July 13th he said: “The question of these dubia is for me mainly a question of procedure. That cardinals, who should be the closest collaborators of the pope,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] What's Going on in Bergoglio's Pontifical Academy for Life Anyway?

    07/20/2017 9:28:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | July 19, 2017 | Randy Engel
    What's Going on in Bergoglio's Pontifical Academy for Life Anyway? Edit: Randy Engel sent this to our e-mail. Hope we can help expose this manifest evil. Dear Friends – Is there no end to the anti-life scandals at Pontifical Academy for Life?  Or is it Death? Karolinska Institute is NOT a “Medical University.” It’s a Big Auschwitz  for unborn children.   In the selection of its members, the Vatican must also consider the institution that the member represents. In the case of Katarina Le Blanc that institution is the Karolinska Institute – one of the world’s foremost promoters of abortion and abortifacients. The Institute...
  • Charlie Gard Hospital Slams ‘World Where Only Parents Decide for Children’

    07/19/2017 7:32:10 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 38 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/19/17 | Claire Chretien
    LONDON, England, July 19, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – A July 13 document from the hospital refusing to release baby Charlie Gard reveals it doesn't think parents should be the only ones who have a say in what happens to their kids. Dominican Father Thomas Petri shared a portion of the document on Twitter. The paragraphs he highlighted are deeply troubling to those who think parents rather than hospital and government bureaucrats should decide the fate of their children. The full document can be accessed here. Charlie's case has captured the world's attention. Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is arguing in court...
  • Ultra-Rich Gay Activist On Targeting Christians: It’s Time To ‘Punish The Wicked’

    07/19/2017 7:25:12 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 76 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7/19/17 | Bre Payton
    In a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine, tech millionaire turned LGBTQ activist Tim Gill said he’s aiming to punish Christians who don’t want to participate in same-sex weddings. For more than two decades, the software programmer has poured an estimated $422 million into various gay rights causes. After the Supreme Court ruled gay marriage legal in all 50 states in 2015, Gill turned his attention and resources to targeting Christians. The election of Donald Trump, who claims to support gay rights but stocked his administration with anti-LGBTQ extremists, has only emboldened those looking to erase the gains of the...
  • Cardinal Marx: Homosexuals Deserve an Apology from the Church

    07/19/2017 7:20:59 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/19/17 | Lisa Bourne
    AUGSBURG, Germany, July 19, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Reinhard Marx is more concerned about the Catholic Church apologizing for its inaction against previous German law prohibiting homosexuality than the country’s recent legalization of gay “marriage.” The Munich cardinal, who is head of the German bishops’ conference and a member of Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinals, was decisive in saying he firmly upholds the Church’s teaching on marriage in a recent interview with Augsberger Algemeine. But he criticized the Church for not being at the forefront on homosexual rights in Germany and said the Church must express regret for not acting...
  • Notorious abortionist lauded by Pope Francis to speak at Catholic church in Italy

    07/19/2017 6:11:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 19, 2017 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    Emma Bonino, a former abortionist once praised by Pope Francis as “a great Italian,” will appear in a Catholic church to present the pro-migrant campaign “ERO STRANIERO: La humanità che fa bene” (“I was a stranger: Humanity that does good”) As an abortion rights activist and an abortionist herself, Bonino is directly or indirectly responsible for the deaths of approximately six million Italian babies between 1968 and today. Bonino’s appearance in the Church of San Defendente, Ronco di Cassato, on July 26 will be one of several events celebrating World Refugee Day 2017. The moderator of Bonino’s talk will be...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Archbishop Paglia explains new direction for Pontifical Academy for Life

    07/19/2017 3:53:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | July 19, 2017 | Catholic Culture
    Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia explained the new strategic vision of the Pontifical Academy for Life in an interview with Austen Ivereigh for Crux. The Italian prelate brushed aside criticism that the Pontifical Academy has downgraded its commitment to the pro-life struggle, explaining that the institution will now pursue a more diverse agenda. He spoke about a commitment to the environment, observing that in the Book of Genesis, God gives Adam and Eve a mandate to care for his Creation. Archbishop Paglia criticized groups that oppose abortion without also devoting attention to issues such as the environment and the death penalty, and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The myth of the Hermeneutic of Continuity

    07/19/2017 12:51:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 7/18/2017 | Javier Navascués
    The myth of the Hermeneutic of Continuity The following Rorate translation was first published by our Spanish-language partners "Adelante la Fe."  Interview of José María Permuy, conducted by Javier Navascués Papolatry is a widespread phenomenon in the Catholic Church. Many Catholics take as infallible everything the Pope says, failing to realize that the successor of Peter is only infallible under very specific and limited conditions and when he speaks ex cathedra, which in practice occurs only rarely. Conservative groups, together with many members of the Church, cherish an especial veneration for the Second Vatican Council and its documents. In effect,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Song Remains the Same

    07/19/2017 10:04:33 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    New Oxford Review ^ | July-August 2017 | New Oxford Review
    Remember when the Catholic priesthood was supposedly “becoming a gay profession”? That was the claim of Fr. Donald Cozzens, a former rector of St. Mary Seminary in Cleveland, who estimated in his book The Changing Face of the Priesthood (2000) that the percentage of homosexuals in the priesthood ranged somewhere between 23 and 58 percent — way out of proportion to their percentage in the general male population. Not two years later, the explosive revelations of a decades-long cover-up of sexual impropriety and abuse by Catholic clerics appeared to prove Fr. Cozzens correct. Though much of the scandal centered on...
  • Protect the Pope? Francis is “destroying the Catholic nature of the Church”

    07/19/2017 9:22:40 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Archbishop Cranmer ^ | June 19, 2017 | Archbishop Cranmer
    Roman Catholic Church Protect the Pope? Francis is “destroying the Catholic nature of the Church” July 19, 2017Archbishop Cranmer231 Comments ‘Protect the Pope’ was a blog established in 2010 by the Rev’d Nick Donnelly, a kindly, humble and intelligent deacon in the Roman Catholic Church (and the second-nicest Catholic in the Twittersphere). His blog soon became one of the most important go-to Romish blogs in the UK (if not the world), with a million hits a year from people eager to read his incisive commentary and robust defence of Roman Catholic orthodoxy against the “lies, half-truths and misrepresentations of...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 19 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/19/2017 8:03:37 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 19 (NKJV) The Fear of the Lord Leads to Life 01 Better is the poor who walks in his integrity 00 Than one who is perverse in his lips, and is a fool. 02 Also it is not good for a soul to be without knowledge, 00 And he sins who hastens with his feet. 03 The foolishness of a man twists his way, 00 And his heart frets against the LORD. 04 Wealth makes many friends, 00 But the poor is separated from his friend. 05 A false witness will not go unpunished, 00 And he who...
  • The Church of England’s Nietzschean Proposal

    07/18/2017 7:59:29 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    First Things ^ | 7/17/17 | Carl R. Trueman
    In a world of change and flux, it is reassuring to know that some things remain the same. Take, for example, the motion passed by the Church of England General Synod, calling for a liturgy to help transgender people celebrate their transitions. This motion is consistent with liberal Protestantism’s age-old calling, that of baptizing the moral norms du jour of the respectable chattering classes, presumably in hopes of enhancing the appeal of religion to its cultured despisers. Transgenderism was bound for liturgical acceptance. By now, experience should have taught even the moderately self-aware that, where religion is concerned, cultural relevance...
  • Priest rebukes Vatican archbishop: No, Christian values don’t ‘defend themselves’

    07/18/2017 6:49:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    LifeSIte News ^ | July 18, 2017 | Pete Baklinski
    An American canon lawyer and Catholic priest has criticized a Vatican archbishop for saying that Christian values do not need to be defended because “they defend themselves.” "I am puzzled that Archbishop Paglia would say 'I am so certain of the power of Christian values that I don’t feel a need to defend them, they defend themselves.' This is a remarkable statement, especially coming from a shepherd of the Church whose duties include proclaiming the Church's teaching ‘in season and out of season,’” Fr. Gerald Murray, pastor of the Church of the Holy Family in New York City, told LifeSiteNews....
  • Did the Pope Intervene to Give CDF Apartment to “Gay Orgy” Monsignor?

    07/18/2017 5:09:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | July 18, 2017 | Maike HIckson
    Image: the Palazzo del Sant’Uffizio as it appears on Google Street View. This is the building where the offices of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith are housed. Last week, we received a text sent to us from reliable Italian sources. It offers new details on a recent scandal which has made international headlines. In June, the story broke of a Vatican police raid which interrupted a drug-fueled homosexual orgy in an apartment within Vatican City. The setting for this sordid tale was not just any Vatican apartment, but one located in the same building in which...