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  • More Idiot Selfies...

    04/15/2014 2:42:15 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 15 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • BREAKING - American Spring Insider: "Bloodbath" Coming to DC in May - Resigns in Disgust!

    04/14/2014 3:55:07 AM PDT · by iontheball · 28 replies
    PPSimmons ^ | April 13, 2004 | PPSimmons
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  • The reform that no one wanted: Communion in the hand

    04/10/2014 11:34:40 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 59 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 4/10/14 | Dr. Bianchi
    Over the winter break, I spent several days shifting through the survey results in the diocese’s archive, located in St. Mary’s Seminary. The survey results could provide evidence for many articles, even books, but I was initially only interested in questions dealing with the liturgy. The simple answer to the laity’s reception of the liturgical changes can be found in question 19: “Changes in the Mass have harmed rather than helped me to worship” and 27% agreed and 68% disagreed. These results confirm the standard narrative that the majority of Catholics preferred the new Mass with its use of English...
  • Abolish The IRS

    04/10/2014 5:13:13 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil
    Wind Shield radar to be carried into enemy territory, track the sources of incoming rocket, missile and mortar fire.
  • 18-29 years old? Participate in a religious liberty video!

    04/09/2014 7:31:54 PM PDT · by counterculturedusa · 2 replies
    Counter Cultured ^ | 4/9/2014 | Anna Maria Hoffman
    Are you 18-29 years old? Do you care about the constant attacks on religious liberty in America? Then, participate in our new video project about religious liberty. To receive instructions, you must fill out everything present in the below submission form. Submission forms that contain false and inaccurate information or don't fulfill our requirements will not be considered. To fill out a submission form, please go to this link: http://www.counterculturedusa.com/23/post/2014/04/speak-out-about-religious-liberty-video-project.html This was originally posted on Counter Cultured's "Video Projects" tab.
  • Catholic Priests Who Become Non-Catholic Ministers

    04/04/2014 3:49:02 AM PDT · by Weiss White · 40 replies
    Canon Law Made Easy ^ | April 3, 2014 | Cathy Caridi, J.C.L.
    Q: Recently, a Catholic priest in our area left to become “pastor” of an Episcopal church. If we assume for a moment that the Episcopal liturgy contains the valid words of Institution, and if we assume that valid matter was used, does he confect the Eucharist? –Patrick A: Sad to say, the case cited by Patrick is far from unique. In certain countries with a sizeable Episcopal community, one far too frequently encounters priests who have left the Catholic Church to join the Church of England—often in order to get married while still remaining in some sort of ministry—and who...
  • Is This the Future of Same-Sex Marriage for Evangelicals?

    03/25/2014 1:59:06 PM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 36 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 25 March 2014 | Brantly Millegan
    The U.S. branch of the evangelical humanitarian aid organization World Vision announced this week that it will no longer bar its employees from being in same-sex marriages. Employees are still barred from having sex outside of marriage, but “marriage” will now include marriages between people of the same sex. World Vision U.S. president Richard Stearns tells Christianity Today the change is “not an endorsement of same-sex marriage,” but it’s hard to read it any other way. It’s certainly a disappointing loss for supporters of traditional marriage, but I’m not surprised, and here’s why. "I think you have to be neutral...
  • Crying Racism: Is A Photo ID Required For An Abortion?

    The left loves to cry racism whenever someone disagrees with them. They love to cry racism even more when conservatives dare to attempt to speak to minorities or try to fix problems that disproportionately affect minorities. Crying racism deters conservatives from trying to work with minorities or fix problems, thus perpetuating the leftist lie that conservatives don’t care about minorities. In fact conservatives care a great deal about minorities and are troubled by the problems facing them. Our solutions are obviously different from the left’s. We’re nearly fifty years into President Johnson’s Great Society welfare program and poverty isn’t down...
  • Canon Law and Fraudulent Marriages

    03/21/2014 3:58:59 AM PDT · by Weiss White · 10 replies
    Canon Law Made Easy ^ | March 20, 2014 | Cathy Caridi, J.C.L.
    Q: My fiancée and I attended a marriage-prep class in our diocese, and one of the speakers said something we didn’t fully understand. First he urged us to be open and honest with each other about our past lives, not hiding anything from one another, which made basic sense to us. But then he mentioned that we need to do this because otherwise our marriage could be null. We’ve known each other since childhood anyway, so it’s a moot point for us. Later on, though, we were wondering if telling your future spouse every single little thing about you is...
  • Panelists at The Francis Factor: Pope’s celebrity should turn eyes to Jesus

    03/19/2014 11:33:55 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 3 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 3/19/14 | Maria Wiering
    “Like Pope Francis? You’ll love Jesus.” It was a well-circulated Washington Post headline in December, but it could have been the tagline for the March 18 Francis Factor event held at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore. As a cardinal, archbishop and four Catholic expert panelists shared insights from Pope Francis’ first year, they repeatedly shifted the attention away from the pope and onto the Son of God. Pope Francis would have done no less. “The pope is a true companion of Jesus,” said Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, a Capuchin Franciscan and archbishop of Boston, in the evening’s keynote address. Speaking...
  • A long history in America of portraying Catholic priests as predators

    03/14/2014 8:08:54 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 27 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 14, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    In an article which may be found here, Dr. William Oddie notes that, "Pope Francis has now once again (though to judge by the so far sparse coverage, you’d think he’d never said or done anything before) expressed his abhorrence of clerical sex abuse. Previous popes—indeed most senior clergy—are normally too reticent, however, to do what he has now done as well, that is to say, he has defended the Catholic Church’s record on tackling the sexual abuse of children by priests, by declaring what is now the simple truth: that “no one else has done more” than the Church...
  • 14 Year old PG County Republican Surprises Democrat Door Knocker

    03/11/2014 7:11:10 PM PDT · by Towsoncrs · 43 replies
    Fourteen year old Leonard Robinson, III, a GOP precinct canvass leader, recently surprised a Democratic Party door knocker in Prince George’s County. Leonard tells the story:
  • Romeo Marquis promotes a heretic

    03/11/2014 8:46:59 AM PDT · by cleghornboy
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 11, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Tuesday, March 11, 2014Romeo Marquis promotes heretic Dr. Thomas Groome At a website run by Mr. Romeo Marquis, Associate Dean for Academic Technology and Distance Education at Framingham State University and Executive Director at The Learning Curve, are a series of Lenten meditations beginning with a Lenten video series with former priest and heretic Doctor Thomas Groome. The program begins with a piece entitled "What Keeps us Catholic" with Dr. Groome. What keeps us Catholic? Mr. Groome's theology is anything but Catholic. See here and here for example. The history of the Church testifies to the truth that men have...
  • The Son of God

    03/11/2014 7:22:07 AM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 3 replies
    When the disciples returned after Jesus had sent them out to heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead and the cast out devils. He asked them two significant questions. One was, “Who do men say that I the Son of man am?” The other, “Who do you say that I Am?” The first they immediately answered, that the people thought that Jesus was a prophet like Jeremiah, John the Baptist or even Elijah. This showed how folks viewed of Jesus. Their knowledge of Him was limited to that of Old Testament prophetic ministry, and of course Jesus Christ...
  • Poll: Who has the most potential as the 2016 GOP Presidential candidate?

    03/10/2014 12:45:11 PM PDT · by politisite · 105 replies
    Latest Political Polls ^ | 3/10/2014 | 1World Online
    Rand Paul won the recent straw poll at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference followed by Ted Cruz in second place. 1World Online is wondering who you think has the most potential as the 2016 Republican Presidential candidate
  • church_me

    03/07/2014 10:14:06 AM PST · by matthewrobertolson · 334 replies
    Answering Protestants ^ | 7 March 2014 | Matthew Olson
    Only trusting the Bible without the Church would be like loving "Romeo & Juliet" and hating Shakespeare's explanation of it. "Follow" me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/crucifixwearer"Like" Answering Protestants on Facebook: http://facebook.com/AnsweringProtestantsAdd Answering Protestants to your Circles on Google+: http://plus.google.com/106938988929282894016"Subscribe" to my YouTube videos: http://youtube.com/user/crucifixwearer
  • Can We Have a Priest and a Non-Catholic Minister at Our Wedding?

    03/07/2014 2:59:34 AM PST · by Weiss White · 20 replies
    Canon Law Made Easy ^ | March 6, 2014 | Cathy Caridi, J.C.L.
    Q1: I’m Catholic and my fiancé is from a devout Lutheran family. They weren’t too pleased when I told them our wedding has to take place in a Catholic church…. Is it permissible for us under canon law to have a wedding ceremony in my parish church, and have his Lutheran minister “co-marry” us there, alongside the Catholic priest? I asked my pastor and he said no, but I couldn’t tell if he refused because that’s actually the law, or if he just didn’t like the idea. –Christina Q2: My Jewish girlfriend and I want to get married, and both...
  • Icky Theology Doesn't Hack It

    03/06/2014 8:51:03 AM PST · by truthxchange · 7 replies
    truthxchange ^ | 03/04/2014 | Dr. Peter Jones
    These cases exhibit the lack of clear, convincing reasoning about sexuality—reasoning that respects the interlocutor as a person made in God’s image, while grounding the discussion in sound biblical theology.
  • The Conservative Persecution Complex

    03/04/2014 9:45:23 AM PST · by Drew McKissick · 23 replies
    DrewMcKissick.com ^ | 3/4/14 | Drew McKissick
    Ronald Reagan once said that Americans spend too much of their time second guessing themselves and their values. Of course he was absolutely right, and a cursory look at the state of our culture underlines that fact. Most of the “second guessing” and criticism of traditional American values comes courtesy of the modern progressive (read “liberal”) movement, its politicians and its cheerleaders in the mainstream media. But does this give conservatives the right to wallow in negativity and act defeated? And just what exactly does it accomplish when they do? Whether it’s talk radio, Fox News or online, you don’t...
  • The Salt of the Earth

    02/25/2014 9:26:55 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/25/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus calls his disciples “the salt of the earth.” While the meaning of this expression is clear, its derivation may not be. Roman scholar Pliny the Elder would say: Nil utilius sole et sale–There’s nothing more useful than sunlight and salt. The habitual use of salt is intimately connected with the advance from nomadic to agricultural life. Traditionally, salt is identified with three special qualities… Purity–The Romans believed it to be the purest of substances, since its origin lay in the purity of the sun and sea Preservation–Until the recent advent of refrigeration, salt...
  • Why is it?

    02/24/2014 9:00:37 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/24/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    November will be here sooner than the Democrat and the Republican establishments would like to think. We must prepare for a battle to save America and the enemies of freedom know it. To focus ourselves and prepare we have to hold a number of their assaults on our freedoms up to the light and ask why they have been allowed to continue. Here are just a few questions we must ask and demand an answer to. Why are our children’s futures being drained away by elected officials of both parties? Why has it become acceptable to be forced to pay...
  • The Divine Office: Christ is our head, and the wise man keeps his eyes upon him

    02/24/2014 6:14:43 AM PST · by Catholic Examiner · 1 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 2/24/14 | Joseph Speranzella
    A sermon on Ecclesiastes by St Gregory of Nyssa We shall be blessed with clear vision if we keep our eyes fixed on Christ, for he, as Paul teaches, is our head, and there is in him no shadow of evil. Saint Paul himself and all who have reached the same heights of sanctity had their eyes fixed on Christ, and so have all who live and move and have their being in him. As no darkness can be seen by anyone surrounded by light, so no trivialities can capture the attention of anyone who has his eyes on Christ....
  • Can a Catholic Ever Elope?

    02/21/2014 6:25:32 AM PST · by Weiss White · 45 replies
    Canon Law Made Easy ^ | February 20, 2014 | Cathy Caridi, J.C.L.
    Q: What does canon law say about Catholics eloping? I understand the issue from the perspective of the sacramental theology of the Church, but was wondering if canon law had anything to say about it. –David A: When we speak of “elopement” today, we usually envision a young couple running away in the middle of the night to be married in secret, and without the consent of their parents—usually by a justice of the peace in a civil wedding ceremony. Is it ever possible for a Catholic couple (or a couple including only one Catholic) to marry under such circumstances?...
  • The Divine Office: The Wisdom of God has mixed wine for us and set up a feast

    02/19/2014 6:07:00 AM PST · by Catholic Examiner · 1 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 2/19/14 | Joseph Speranzella
    The commentary on Proverbs by Procopius of Gaza Wisdom has built herself a house. God the Father’s Power, himself a person, has fashioned as his dwelling-place the whole world, in which he lives by his activity; and has fashioned man also, who was created to resemble God’s own image and likeness and has a nature which is partly seen and partly hidden from our eyes. And she has set up seven pillars. To man, who was made in the image of Christ when the rest of creation was completed, Wisdom gave the seven gifts of the Spirit to enable him...
  • The Divine Office: On the search for wisdom

    02/17/2014 8:36:25 AM PST · by Catholic Examiner · 1 replies
    the Examiner ^ | 2/17/14 | Joseph Speranzella
    From a sermon by Saint Bernard, abbot Let us work for the food which does not perish – our salvation. Let us work in the vineyard of the Lord to earn our daily wage in the wisdom which says: Those who work in me will not sin. Christ tells us: The field is the world. Let us work in it and dig up wisdom, its hidden treasure, a treasure we all look for and want to obtain. If you are looking for it, really look. Be converted and come. Converted from what? From your own wilfulness. “But,” you may say,...
  • The Divine Office: The pre-eminence of love

    02/15/2014 8:22:30 AM PST · by Catholic Examiner · 1 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 2/15/14 | Joseph Speranzella
    From a sermon by Blessed Isaac of Stella, abbot Why, my brethren, are we so little concerned with finding opportunities to advance each other’s salvation, responding to greater need with greater help and bearing each other’s burdens? This is what St Paul advised: Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfil the law of Christ – or, again, forbearing each other in love. For that is most definitely the law of Christ. When I notice something wrong in my brother that cannot be corrected – either because it is inevitable or because it comes from some weakness of his in body...
  • Let Go and Let God?

    02/15/2014 9:08:02 AM PST · by EscondidoSurfer · 33 replies
    Overcoming-Lust.com ^ | February 14, 2014 | Jim Vander Spek
    Many groups—including Christians—take the phrase “Let go and let God” to heart. The idea of getting out of the way and letting God take over is appealing and has a spiritual sound to it. Those who seek to overcome compulsive behavior are often exposed to this thinking. For example, imbedded in the 12 steps in the form that most recovery groups follow are the powerful assertions that one who is overcome by sin is “powerless” and needs to “turn their will and lives” over to God. This letting go allows God to “restore their sanity” and “remove their defects in...
  • The Divine Office: St. Cyril

    02/14/2014 6:26:23 AM PST · by Catholic Examiner · 1 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 2/14/14 | Joseph Speranzella
    From an Old Slavonic Life of Constantine Constantine, already burdened by many hardships, became ill. At one point during his extended illness, he experienced a vision of God and began to sing this verse: “My spirit rejoiced and my heart exulted because they told me we shall go into the house of the Lord.” Afterward he remained dressed in the vestments that were to be venerated later, and rejoiced for an entire day, saying: “From now on, I am not the servant of the emperor or of any man on earth, but of almighty God alone. Before, I was dead,...
  • The Divine Office: Let Christ take shape within you

    02/13/2014 5:41:02 AM PST · by Catholic Examiner · 2 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 2/13/14 | Joseph Speranzella
    St Augustine's Exposition on Galatians St Paul says, Be like me – who, though I was born a Jew, have learnt through spiritual insight to look down on things of the body – as I have become like you – that is, I am a man. Next he very properly reminds them of his love for them, so that they should not think that he is their enemy. My brethren, hear me: you have never done me harm – implying, ‘do not therefore think that I mean to do you any harm’. My children, he adds – so that they...
  • The Divine Office: Abraham's Sacrifice

    02/11/2014 5:48:33 AM PST · by Catholic Examiner · 3 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 2/11/14 | Joseph Speranzella
    Origen's homilies on Genesis Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering, loaded it on Isaac, and carried in his own hands the fire and the knife. Then the two of them set out together. Isaac himself carries the wood for his own holocaust: this is a figure of Christ. For Christ carried the burden of the cross himself, and yet to carry the wood for the holocaust is really the duty of the priest. So Christ is then both victim and priest. This is the meaning of the expression: they set out together. For when Abraham, who was to...
  • Dr. David Jeremiah's historical revisionism

    02/10/2014 8:17:44 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 24 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | February 10, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Dr. David Jeremiah, senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, California, in his book entitled "I Never Thought I'd See The Day," which is listed as a "# 1 New York Times Bestseller," engages in historical revisionism as he attempts to portray William Tyndale as a "martyr" for the Bible. On page 161 of his book, Dr. Jeremiah asserts that, "..because TYndale believed that every English-speaking person deserved to have access to the Bible in English, he labored to produce the first complete New Testament (and part of the Old Testament) in English translated directly from the...
  • The Divine Office: Saint Scholastica

    02/10/2014 7:58:05 AM PST · by Catholic Examiner · 4 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 2/10/14 | Joseph Speranzella
    From the books of Dialogues by Saint Gregory the Great, pope Scholastica, the sister of Saint Benedict, had been consecrated to God from her earliest years. She was accustomed to visiting her brother once a year. He would come down to meet her at a place on the monastery property, not far outside the gate. One day she came as usual and her saintly brother went with some of his disciples; they spent the whole day praising God and talking of sacred things. As night fell they had supper together. Their spiritual conversation went on and the hour grew late....
  • The Divine Office: Without the Creator the creature would disappear.

    02/08/2014 9:20:24 AM PST · by Catholic Examiner · 1 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 2/8/14 | Joseph Speranzella
    Vatican II, 'Gaudium et Spes' Just as it proceeds from man, so human activity is ordered toward man. For when a man works, he not only alters things and society, he develops himself as well. He learns much, he cultivates his resources, he goes outside himself and beyond himself. Rightly understood, this kind of growth is of greater value than any external riches which can be obtained. A man is more precious for what he is than for what he has. Similarly, all that men do to obtain greater justice, wider brotherhood, a more humane disposition of social relationships has...
  • Could Women Ever be Ordained Deaconesses?

    02/06/2014 11:52:23 AM PST · by Weiss White · 9 replies
    Canon Law Made Easy ^ | February 6, 2014 | Cathy Caridi, J.C.L.
    Q: A coworker was talking loudly at work about an article she’d read, endorsing the ordination of women as deacons, and she was all for it. It didn’t sound right to me, though, but I couldn’t put my finger on why not. Would it be possible for the Church to ordain female deacons? If not, what’s the argument against it? –Katie
  • A Christian useful idiot gushes Muhammad was a George Washington and supporter of human rights

    02/06/2014 10:48:16 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/6/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Some people are educated beyond their intelligence and others are educated way beyond their intelligence. Craig Considine a Ph.D candidate from Dublin, who describes himself as a Catholic, has written an essay about how wonderful the teachings of Muhammad are and thus proved himself part of the latter group. This dimwit gushes over what he has “learned” about how wonderful Mohammad was. He makes no mention of Mohammad’s “marriage” to Aisha who was 6 years old at the time, or that ole Mo told the little girl’s father Allah had come to him in a dream saying he should be...
  • The Divine Office: You shall be my witnesses

    From an account of the martyrdom of Saint Paul Miki and his companions, by a contemporary writer The crosses were set in place. Father Pasio and Father Rodriguez took turns encouraging the victims. Their steadfast behaviour was wonderful to see. The Father Bursar stood motionless, his eyes turned heavenward. Brother Martin gave thanks to God’s goodness by singing psalms. Again and again he repeated: “Into your hands, Lord, I entrust my life.” Brother Francis Branco also thanked God in a loud voice. Brother Gonsalvo in a very loud voice kept saying the Our Father and Hail Mary. Our brother, Paul...
  • The Divine Office: The gift of God, the source of all goodness

    From a homily on Saint Agatha by Saint Methodius of Sicily, bishop My fellow Christians, our annual celebration of a martyr’s feast has brought us together. She achieved renown in the early Church for her noble victory; she is well known now as well, for she continues to triumph through her divine miracles, which occur daily and continue to bring glory to her name. She is indeed a virgin, for she was born of the divine Word, God’s only Son, who also experienced death for our sake. John, a master of God’s word, speaks of this: He gave the power...
  • The Divine Office: In Christ are the first-fruits of the Resurrection

    02/04/2014 6:19:09 AM PST · by Catholic Examiner · 1 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 2/4/14 | Joseph Speranzella
    From the treatise Against Heresies by Saint Irenaeus, bishop The Word of God became man, the Son of God became the Son of Man, in order to unite man with himself and make him, by adoption, a son of God. Only by being united to one who is himself immune could we be preserved from corruption and death, and how else could this union have been achieved if he had not first become what we are? How else could what is corruptible and mortal in us have been swallowed up in his incorruptibility and immortality, to enable us to receive...
  • The Belarusian Connection; Obamacare network vulnerable to cyber attack

    02/04/2014 3:31:09 AM PST · by Pharmer1 · 37 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/4/2014 | pharmer1
    Did Belarusian programmers supply some of the Obamacare network software? Inquiring minds want to know..... Programmers linked to the government of Belarus claim to have supplied some of the code used in the Obamacare website. Valery Tsepkalo, of the Belarus government backed High Technology Park in Minsk, claimed (on Voice of Russia radio) that the HHS "is one of our clients" and that "we are helping Obama complete his insurance reform..... Our programmers wrote the program that appears on the monitors in all hospitals and all insurance companies- they will see the full profile of the given patient". MORE at...
  • The Divine Office: The hearts and minds of all believers were one

    02/03/2014 7:54:02 AM PST · by Catholic Examiner · 7 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 2/3/14 | Joseph Speranzella
    From a treatise on the psalms by Saint Hilary of Poitiers Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brothers to dwell in unity! It is good and pleasant for brothers to dwell in unity, because when they do so their association creates the assembly of the Church. The term “brothers” describes the bond of affection arising from their singleness of purpose. We read that when the apostles first preached, the chief instruction they gave lay in this saying: The hearts and minds of all believers were one. So it is fitting for the people of God to be brothers...
  • HOBOKEN HOAX: What Hoboken Mayor Zimmer and the NY Times DON'T Want You to Know

    02/03/2014 6:57:10 AM PST · by W.A.R.room · 5 replies
    The New York Times reported last week on a May 2013 meeting between Hoboken Mayor, Dawn Zimmer and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. The Times article cites email obtained from meeting attendees and states that the first item on the meeting agenda was a “‘review of concepts for flood control measures at Rockefeller property’”. The NY Times article suggests that Mayor Zimmer’s pleas were going unheard and is claiming that the email quote from the May 9th meeting shows a preference for the Rockefeller Group. But, does it? It certainly appears as though Zimmer was getting everything that...
  • The Two Kinds of Faith

    01/31/2014 2:06:06 PM PST · by James R. Aist · 76 replies
    The Christian Post iPost ^ | January 31, 2014 | James R. Aist
    Several years ago I heard someone make the statement that "To help someone accept Christ, just show them that they already use faith in their everyday life, and explain to them that all they have to do is use the same faith to believe in Jesus." Well, I didn't know why at first, but that statement just didn't seem to ring true, especially in light of what the Bible actually says about faith. So, I began to search it out more carefully, and that's how I came to realize that there are actually two kinds of faith, and that they...
  • The Catholic Battle: Do you believe in the supernatural?

    01/30/2014 1:41:16 PM PST · by Catholic Examiner · 18 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 1/30/14 | Joseph Speranzella
    “OMG! Call Sam and Dean Winchester!”, was the comment on a YouTube video about the Illuminati and the music business. I thought this was funny! I watch the CW show “Supernatural”, where the Winchester brothers fight evil monsters and demons with the help of sometimes flawed angels. But we all know that demons (and the Illuminati) are not real, don't we? Many news services are beginning to rethink that. A story is circulating through the news outlets about a haunting and possession in Gary Indiana. The report tells of an single mother and two of her children who have been...
  • Live Chat with Shaun McAfee

    01/30/2014 4:06:46 PM PST · by matthewrobertolson · 10 replies
    Answering Protestants ^ | 30 January 2014 | Matthew Olson
    Please join me for a Live Chat with Shaun McAfee TONIGHT (30 January 2014) @ 8 PM Eastern time / 7 PM Central time.
  • The Bible: A Fresh New Perspective

    01/30/2014 9:56:45 AM PST · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 15 replies
    PODBEAN ^ | January 30, 2014 | Rob W. Case
    The Bible is the most popular and most important book in the world. It has also led to the changing of many lives, cultures, and influences both on a very broad scale and on a small one as well. Find out how and why, as some of these reasons may enable you to give it another look, and thus help change your life in a unique and dynamic way on this edition of “Making Sense with Rob Case.”
  • The Divine Office: Love the Lord and walk in his ways

    01/30/2014 7:06:04 AM PST · by Catholic Examiner · 1 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 1/30/14 | Joseph Speranzella
    From a sermon by John the Serene, bishop The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? How great was that servant who knew how he was given light, whence it came, and what sort of man he was when he was favoured by that light. The light he saw was not that which fades at dusk, but the light which no eye has seen. Souls brightened by this light do not fall into sin or stumble on vice. Our Lord said: Walk while you have the light in you. What other light did he mean but...
  • Had The Grammys Gone God

    01/29/2014 1:17:28 PM PST · by Catholic Examiner · 6 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 1/29/14 | Joseph Speranzella
    It is often pleasant to wish ourselves to a magical world where all is good. It's our "happy place" and I'm sure we all have one. Mine used to include music and I would anticipate "music's biggest night" as a high point in the year. At one time the Grammys was about music. But like MTV, it is not about music anymore, but rather theatrics and agenda. There is a controversy over this year's broadcast about whether it was offensive to Christians. Not that anyone in the Academy of Recording Arts or the industry cares about offending anyone. Christians were...
  • Fake Catholic Douglas Kmiec wants to play “Judas Goat” for Hillary in 2016

    01/29/2014 11:09:21 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/29/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Douglas Kniec has always been a man who thinks a whole hell of a lot about himself. He has an ego a big as the sky. In 2008 he sold his Catholic faith out as a prominent supporter of Barack Obama a man he knew had sponsored a bill in the Illinois State Senate to murder miracle abortion survivors by leaving them on a stainless steel table to die of hunger and thirst. In his insulting rhetoric arguing for the election of Obama he maintained that, “Obama’s desire to “alleviate social conditions that correlate with abortion”, such as poverty, was...
  • The Divine Office: Where sin abounded grace has overflowed

    01/29/2014 8:45:07 AM PST · by Catholic Examiner
    The Examiner ^ | 1/29/14 | Joseph Speranzella
    From a sermon on the Song of Songs by Saint Bernard, abbot Where can the weak find a place of firm security and peace, except in the wounds of the Saviour? Indeed, the more secure is my place there, the more he can do to help me. The world rages, the flesh is heavy, and the devil lays his snares, but I do not fall, for my feet are planted on firm rock. I may have sinned gravely. My conscience would be distressed, but it would not be in turmoil, for I would recall the wounds of the Lord: he...
  • The Divine Office: The Cross exemplifies every virtue

    01/28/2014 7:56:33 AM PST · by Catholic Examiner · 1 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 1/28/14 | Joseph Speranzella
    From a conference by Saint Thomas Aquinas, priest Why did the Son of God have to suffer for us? There was a great need, and it can be considered in a twofold way: in the first place, as a remedy for sin, and secondly, as an example of how to act. It is a remedy, for, in the face of all the evils which we incur on account of our sins, we have found relief through the passion of Christ. Yet, it is no less an example, for the passion of Christ completely suffices to fashion our lives. Whoever wishes...