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  • 8 Things You Didn’t Know About the Feast of Christ the King

    11/23/2014 9:31:46 AM PST · by millegan · 2 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    On the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar, today is the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, more commonly known as the Feast of Christ the King. The last Sunday of the liturgical year (next week is Advent!), this feast reminds us that whatever earth powers may do or ask of us, Christ is the true king that should reign in our hearts. Here are 8 things about this awesome feast you may not have known:
  • Will Pope Francis deal with The National Catholic Reporter?

    11/21/2014 9:48:52 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 8 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | November 21, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    The National "Catholic" Reporter assures us that, "The priesthood of the future will include married and celibate, male and female, gay and straight." See here. In his book "Called to Communion: Understanding the Church Today," then Cardinal Ratzinger and now Pope Benedict XVI, writing about futile reform and the "naive arrogance of the self-appointed enlightener who is convinced that previous generations did not get it right, or else were too fearful and unilluminated," explains the thinking of such deluded souls: "It thus appears [for these adolescent Catholics] as the most normal thing in the world to make up for lost...
  • TGIF Toons

    11/21/2014 3:23:52 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 November 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Michael Brown is in unmarked grave while his parents have been living la dolce vita

    11/20/2014 9:44:08 AM PST · by Adam Taxin · 173 replies
    Adam Taxin ^ | 11/20/14 | Adam Taxin
    "F--- The Police" postercorpse Michael Brown's grave remains unmarked, while his parents prioritized going on stage at BET Hip-Hop Awards, addressing the U.N. (LOL) in Switzerland “Credit to CNN for not using the word ‘murder’ …” “So let me guess, that ‘stop killing us’ t-shirt is directed at blacks, the primary killers of blacks by a vast margin, right?"
  • 37 Signs You Were a Youth Group Kid

    11/09/2014 11:31:35 AM PST · by millegan · 4 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    1) You learned how to spell with this song: [video] 2) You survived a Fear Factor inspired eating game. 3) You’ve been to Mexico for a mission/service trip. 4) You’ve given your “testimony” to a large group before. 5) Your public prayers are filled with “Father God” and “just…” 6) You learned just enough on the guitar to lead worship songs with 4 chords.
  • 5 Reasons Abp. Cupich is a Great Choice for Chicago (or Anywhere)

    11/19/2014 8:50:17 AM PST · by millegan · 11 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Mattew Sewell
    Yesterday, Archbishop Blase Cupich began his tenure as the Archdiocese of Chicago’s 9th prelate. My wife and I were blessed a few weeks ago to attend one final young adult “Pub Night” with the archbishop before he vacated his seat as Bishop of the Diocese of Spokane, where he spoke on the Pope’s encyclical “Joy of the Gospel” and took questions from the audience on anything and everything. Lots of people have been saying lots of things about Pope Francis’ recent selection – good and bad, Christian and un-Christian, smart and dumb – but at the end of the day,...
  • Protest Against Anti-Semitism in Turkey

    11/17/2014 6:53:04 AM PST · by Adam Taxin · 17 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 11/17/14 | Michael Rubin
    Turkey was once one of the most religiously tolerant majority Muslim societies in its attitude toward Jews. The reason wasn’t so much tolerant political culture, but rather a belief that the Jews were a tranquil, loyal minority. After all, Turkish school books taught that while Greeks, Armenians, and Arabs all rose up against the Ottomans, the Jews did not. Hence, Turkey boasted along with Iran either the second or third largest Jewish community in the Middle East after Israel itself. In recent years, of course, this has changed. Just as...
  • Where Fundamentalists Are Right: 5 Things Catholics Need to Take Seriously Again

    11/14/2014 1:01:10 PM PST · by millegan · 238 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Brantly Millegan
    The term “fundamentalist” is a pejorative term today, used to label someone the speaker believes is an irrational religious extremist of some kind. But a hundred years ago, the term was taken as a badge of honor by theologically conservative Protestants to distinguish themselves from liberal Protestantism. While liberal Protestants in mainline denominations were denying basic Christian teachings like the authority of the Bible and the bodily resurrection of Jesus, conservative Protestants called for going back to the “fundamentals” of the faith – hence the term. There are obviously a lot of issues on which Catholics and fundamentalists disagree, but...
  • One-in-five share faith online, opening door to face-to-face evangelism

    11/12/2014 12:32:14 PM PST · by DNewsNatl · 34 replies
    One out of every five Americans shares something about their faith online, the Pew Research Center reported this week, and 46 percent of Americans saw a faith-related posting online. While sharing a Bible verse or religious image isn't the same as walking up to a stranger and offering a religious tract, several evangelical observers point out that the more common sharing of faith online can lead to more serious conversations.
  • Catholic bishops prefer the collection of money to the teaching of religion

    11/12/2014 9:01:56 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/12/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Don’t expect to see any breakout sessions on the bumper sticker “You Can’t Be Both Catholic and Pro-Choice” at the meeting this week of the U.S. Roman Catholic bishops in Baltimore. And you probably won’t be allowed to take part in any discussions about clarity from the bishops regarding how Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Patrick Murphy can be both Catholic and pro-abortion. The demoted Cardinal Raymond Burke, former St. Louis archbishop, is saying the church “is like a ship without a rudder” under Pope Francis. (1) The Illinois Catholic Conference of state church leaders called abortion and related issues...
  • 16 Memes that Explain What Christians REALLY Do

    11/11/2014 8:39:41 AM PST · by millegan · 8 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    The “What People Think I Do / What I Really Do” meme is a clever way of poking fun at stereotypes vs. reality. We’ve assembled some of the best related to Christianity from around the web. Enjoy!
  • QUIZ: Modernist Church or Communist Building?

    11/10/2014 1:44:59 PM PST · by millegan · 21 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    Test and fine-tune your modernist-church-detection abilities against your communist-architecture-detection skills! It's harder than you think...
  • The World’s Best Living Catholic Author of Fiction

    11/08/2014 1:51:50 PM PST · by millegan · 23 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Michael Saltis
    Are you looking for a spellbinding novel with deeply Catholic themes, compelling characters, and exquisite prose? Well, if you’ve been confining your search to Barnes and Noble’s family-friendly Christian fiction shelf, I’m here to tell you that you’re missing out. As a reader, you have probably heard of Dean Koontz. He has sold 450 million copies of his books in 38 languages, making him one of the most successful writers in the world. And while his stories have been categorized as science fiction, fantasy, thriller, and horror, he’s also considered by many readers to be the world’s best Catholic author...
  • Why Americans want more religion in their politics

    11/04/2014 1:54:07 PM PST · by DNewsNatl · 73 replies
    Deseret News National Edition ^ | 11/3/2014 | Chad Connelly, Religion News Service
    Among Republicans, the numbers are even more dramatic: 59 percent said that they believe that churches should speak out on the political issues of the day; 53 percent don’t believe that political leaders spend enough time talking about their faith; and 72 percent believe that it is important that members of Congress have strong religious beliefs. Clearly, they want to get a better sense of the faith that animates a politician’s values and how grounded they are in their faith. Many Americans have come to understand that if you know about a candidate’s faith then you can get a pretty...
  • Last Chance

    11/02/2014 1:59:43 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/02/14 | Michael Oberndorf
    The lies and lawlessness, the usurpation of government by totalitarian criminals must end. We can do this. We must do this. Period. VOTE! On Tuesday, every one of We the People who is old enough needs to get out and vote. Period. No excuses. The Democrats have nearly destroyed free, capitalist, constitutional America, and if they are not soundly, roundly, and decisively defeated, they will do so. Period. Repeat, PERIOD. Misleadership of the party – McConnell, Boehner, and their lackeys and toadies – have made it painfully clear that they are not conservatives
  • What the Media Got Wrong about Pope Francis and Evolution

    11/02/2014 12:25:39 PM PST · by millegan · 2 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Joe Heschmeyer
    Have you heard about Pope Francis’ recent comments about God, evolution, and Creation? If so, chances are you’ve heard wrong. Here are four things you should know:
  • Want Something Creepy? Step Inside Europe’s “Bone Churches”

    10/28/2014 8:34:22 AM PDT · by millegan · 29 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    The Sedlec Ossuary in the Czech Republic looks very normal on the outside... (see pics at the link)
  • How I Lost Faith in the Pro-Choice Movement

    10/26/2014 11:01:56 AM PDT · by millegan · 24 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Jennifer Fulwiler
    I was sitting on a bean bag in my dorm room when I got the call. It was a friend of mine — let’s call her “Sara” — and she was sobbing so hard it took me a moment to know who it was. Finally, she pulled herself together enough to speak. With a voice that sounded as weary as if she had aged 100 years since the last time we talked, she said, “I’m pregnant.” My heart sunk on her behalf. I was completely pro-choice and didn’t find the idea of abortion to be troubling, but I knew that...
  • Will Blacks ever “get it?”

    10/26/2014 10:07:21 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 25 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/26/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    We live in dangerous and stressful times. The margin for error in our fight for the survival of America is very small. The number of people willing to surrender their genuine freedoms for a little faux security is growing. We are a strong and resilient people but even the strongest die eventually. We who pull the American wagon and recognize that nothing worth anything is free, especially our precious liberty, can only go on just so long. The whiney and the greedy are not our friends regardless of who they are or claim to be. It is, therefore, an unfortunate...
  • I Knew a Priest Who Could See the Dead

    10/25/2014 9:19:13 AM PDT · by millegan · 425 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    I’ll call him Fr. John. He was a charismatic Anglo Catholic priest. A friend of my brother Daryl’s we’ll call Henry died suddenly in a plane crash and he was upset because although Henry was a believer he was away from God when he died. So Fr. John said, “We have to have a requiem Mass for Henry.” They went into church and locked the door for privacy’s sake. Another priest we’ll call Fr. George celebrated the Mass. Henry was about twenty years old. He was just over five foot tall with a shock of blonde hair and a wide...
  • Amazing Story: The Beard That Lost This Cardinal The Papacy

    10/25/2014 10:52:19 AM PDT · by millegan · 5 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    If only he had shaved that morning. Basilios Bessarion grew up in an Eastern Orthodox community in present-day Turkey in the early 15th century. He become a monk, then an abbot, and was eventually appointed to be a metropolitan bishop by the Byzantine Emperor John VIII Palaeologus, with whom he attended the ecumenical Council of Florence with hopes to reunite eastern and western Christianity. Though Bessarion was originally against reunion with Rome, he quickly changed his mind and became the most important Eastern Orthodox advocate for reunion at the council. Pope Eugene IV was so impressed by him that he...
  • St. John Paul II Was a Marvel Comic Book Hero In the ’80s

    10/24/2014 9:31:52 AM PDT · by millegan
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    <p>New York City’s subways had five days of record ridership last month, and those in charge of the public transportation system have seized on the increased usage to push their multi-billion dollar capital plan.</p> <p>The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Wednesday that the subway system broke its single-day ridership record on five days last month.</p>
  • The Beard That Lost This Cardinal The Papacy

    10/23/2014 11:29:26 AM PDT · by millegan · 15 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    If only he had shaved that morning. Basilios Bessarion grew up in an Eastern Orthodox community in present-day Turkey in the early 15th century. He become a monk, then an abbot, and was eventually appointed to be a metropolitan bishop by the Byzantine Emperor John VIII Palaeologus, with whom he attended the ecumenical Council of Florence with hopes to reunite eastern and western Christianity. Though Bessarion was originally against reunion with Rome, he quickly changed his mind and became the most important Eastern Orthodox advocate for reunion at the council. Pope Eugene IV was so impressed by him that he...
  • There's a Real Sword in the Stone, & It Belonged to the RCC’s First Official Saint

    10/22/2014 9:09:45 AM PDT · by millegan · 23 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    You saw the Disney movie as a kid. You may have read the book. But did you know some of it was based on real history? While the story of King Arthur, Merlin, and all the rest may not be true, there really is a centuries-old sword stuck in a stone. In the small Italian town of Chiusdino, there’s a small chapel near Saint Galgano Abbey known as Montesiepi chapel. And inside you’ll find a big slab of stone in the floor with the handle of a sword sticking out of it.
  • Pope Francis, Barack Obama & The Rise of the Beta Male

    10/21/2014 6:55:08 PM PDT · by yosephdaviyd · 9 replies
    DavidLGray.INFO ^ | 10/21/2014 | David L. Gray
    After Pope Francis published his Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, which, in part, attempted to highlight the concern that the rich should have for the poor and the marginalized, he became known in conservative circles as the Pope of the Redistribution of Wealth; to which, liberals would have preferred a more fun title – Pope of Economic Justice. Nevertheless, due to the Pope’s interest in governments and corporations sharing their booty he was compared to President Barack Obama. Perhaps, to a very limited degree, Pope Francis and Barack Obama do have a common interest in economic justice, but what everyone has...
  • The Liberal Environmentalist Nobody Knew Was Catholic

    10/21/2014 9:39:56 AM PDT · by millegan · 3 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | Joseph Pearce
    Few realized when Small is Beautiful was published that E.F. Schumacher’s economic theories were underpinned by solid religious and philosophical foundations, the fruits of a lifetime of searching. In 1971, two years before the book’s publication, Schumacher had become a Roman Catholic, the final destination of his philosophical journey.
  • 17 Intriguing Facts You Didn’t Know About Religion in the U.S.

    10/20/2014 8:29:26 AM PDT · by millegan · 7 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    People say America is one of the most religious countries in the world. But is it religious in the way that you think it is? You’re bound to learn something new in this list:
  • 6 Reasons This Evangelical Was Convinced ‘Humanae Vitae’ Is Right

    10/19/2014 10:58:58 AM PDT · by millegan · 31 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 10-19-2014 | Brantly Millegan
    Today, Pope Francis beatified Pope Paul VI, who served the Catholic Church as the bishop of Rome 1963-1978. (“Beatification” is one step below being canonized a saint.) Paul VI had a jam-packed papacy, including finishing the Second Vatican Council, traveling to all six inhabited continents (a first for popes), and historic ecumenical break-throughs. But today he’s probably most remembered for his 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae, which confirmed the Catholic Church’s long-standing teaching against contraception, abortion, and sterilization. Outside of the Catholic Church (and, unfortunately, by a large number of people within the Church as well), the teaching of Humanae Vitae...
  • 11 of the Best #ThingsJesusNeverSaid

    10/18/2014 2:12:09 PM PDT · by millegan · 24 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    All of these are from the Things Jesus Never Said Facebook Page.
  • Before the Ebola Czar launches vaccine production, remember how bad Obama Screwed up H1N1

    10/17/2014 6:09:50 PM PDT · by 4yourcountry · 18 replies
    4 your Country ^ | 10/17/2014 | 4YourCountry
    We have known about the H1N1 (Swine Flu), risk for many months now. We knew that last spring's outbreak would turn into a more virulent strain by this fall. That is all basic science. Concerned for our citizens, the government recognized the need to produce substantial volumes of vaccine. We have spent more than $2.2B for H1N1 Swine flu. To date, only a minor amount of this vaccine has been delivered, but concern seems muted. Despite new vaccine manufacturing technologies, we persist in using outdated methods and to spend huge sums of money in a wasteful manner. Why? ..... ....So,...
  • 7 More Words You Didn’t Know Had Christian Origins

    10/13/2014 8:58:52 AM PDT · by millegan · 20 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | Oct 13th, 2014 | ChurchPOP
    Previously, we brought you “7 Words You Didn’t Know Had Christian Origins.” But, of course, Christians have contributed far more than just seven words to our language! So here are seven more words you didn’t know had Christian origins. 1) Goodbye “Goodbye” (also “goodby,” “good bye,” or “good-bye”), comes from the older English term “godbwye,” which is a contraction of “God be with ye.” (“God be with ye” = “godbwye”) The French (adieu) and Spanish (adios) words for parting ways are also related to commending the person to God. [There are 6 more at the link]
  • 13 Warnings from Pope Francis on the Devil

    10/07/2014 6:26:01 PM PDT · by millegan · 15 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | Oct 7th, 2014 | ChurchPOP
    So the greatest trick of the Devil is convincing people he doesn’t exist? Pope Francis is not impressed. Starting with his very first homily as the bishop of Rome, Pope Francis has regularly reminded believers that the Devil is real, that we must be on guard, and that our only hope against him is in Jesus Christ. Here are are 13 of Pope Francis’ most direct quotes on the matter. Read all the quotes here: http://www.churchpop.com/2014/10/07/13-pope-francis-quotes-oldest-foe-devil/
  • 5 myths surrounding adopting a Greyhound

    09/24/2014 7:09:39 PM PDT · by LAGreyhound · 32 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 9/10/213 | Linda Weber
    When you think of a Greyhound, what comes to mind? Possibly a fast dog racing around a track? Greyhounds make great companions although this is probably not the first breed that comes to mind when thinking of adopting a dog. Perhaps it is because there are some erroneous myths surrounding greyhounds that keep people from considering adoption. Examiner.com must be excerpted per their complaint.
  • Greyhounds versus the Dos Equis Man

    09/24/2014 2:54:11 PM PDT · by LAGreyhound · 14 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 07/07/14 | Linda Weber
    Dos Equis Beer created a promotional character touted as “The Most Interesting Man in the World.” While he certainly has some fascinating attributes, Greyhound owners might be able to give him a run for his money.
  • Bishop Cupich: A View from Spokane

    09/24/2014 12:33:35 PM PDT · by veritas2002 · 13 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | 9/24/14 | Douglas Kries
    Now that he has been named archbishop of Chicago, many people have expressed interest in Bishop Blase Cupich’s time as bishop of the Diocese of Spokane. I should make clear that I barely know Bishop Cupich on a personal level. I am only a Catholic layman in the diocese of Spokane. I do, however, hold an endowed chair in “Christian Philosophy” at Gonzaga University, serve as academic advisor to Bishop White Seminary (an undergraduate college seminary at Gonzaga), and am a former director of Gonzaga’s small Catholic Studies Program. Gonzaga University is, primarily, a school of approximately 4800 undergraduates that...
  • Tithing and Excommunication

    09/19/2014 3:24:30 AM PDT · by Weiss White · 4 replies
    Canon Law Made Easy ^ | September 18, 2014 | Cathy Caridi, J.C.L.
    Q: I am a graduate theology student, and in class we covered the reforms of the Council of Trent. I came across this passage from Chapter 12 of the Decree on Reformation of Session 25: “The holy synod therefore enjoins on all, of what rank and condition soever they be, to whom the payment of tithes belongs, that they henceforth pay in full the tithes, to which they are bound in law, to the cathedral church, or to what other churches… they are lawfully due. And they who either withhold them, or hinder them [from being paid], shall be excommunicated…”...
  • Where will Obama's presidential library be?

    09/16/2014 1:47:27 PM PDT · by Smashing_Pundit · 77 replies
    Smashing Pundit ^ | 09/15/2014 | Smashing Pundit
    Six years into his presidency, the debate is heating up as to where President Barack Obama's presidential library will be located, with four sites reportedly under consideration. These are: (1) At the bottom of an abandoned West Virginia coal mine. This one is considered appropriate given how Obama's regulatory push against "global warming" has caused and continues to cause losses in the U.S. coal industry, with all the associated unemployment and human suffering. It is related to Barack Obama's campaign pledge to stop the rise of the seas (which, by the way, he succeeded in doing even long before he...
  • Pope Francis: The Destroyer prophesied by Saint Francis?

    09/15/2014 11:04:46 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 87 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | September 15, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Irish Central reports: "Pope Francis continues to amaze. He married 20 couples on Sunday in Rome several of them “living in sin” having had children outside marriage. 'The people getting married on Sunday are couples like many others,' the diocese of Rome said in a statement. 'Some already live together, some already have children.' The Pope said marriage was 'real life, not some TV show.' In marrying them he he kicked away one of the bulwark beliefs of the sex-obsessed hierarchy in the old church, the belief that sex outside marriage was a heinous and immoral act. All of us...
  • Coexist with Islam? Is Cardinal Koch Smoking Crack?

    09/03/2014 8:15:37 PM PDT · by yosephdaviyd · 14 replies
    DavidLGray.INFO ^ | 09/03/14 | David L. Gray
    I came across a story on PewSitter today that linked to a translated interview that Kurt Cardinal Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, gave to Swiss Television (SRF). In his interview the Cardinal said a number of hopeful things about Islam versus the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria/and the Levant (ISIS/ISIL). He stated that “ISIS is a cruel perversion of religion,” and despite that fact that Christians are being persecuted more today than they were in the first two centuries, he believes that that day will come when the fundamental right of religious freedom will...
  • Catholics and the "Men's Rights Movement"

    08/25/2014 6:15:44 AM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 19 replies
    Catholic Analysis ^ | 25 August 2014 | Matthew Olson
    In this show, I discuss the central concerns of the "Men's Rights Movement", how the social doctrine of the Church matches up with it, and what simply must be done in this area in order to prevent societal collapse. LISTEN ON YOUTUBE (Alternative link, via Vimeo.) Summary: I start off with a note to women and I complain about the modern media's terrible influence in these matters. I make note of what I call "practical polygamy" (80-90% of women chasing after 10-20% of men). Perhaps most controversially, I tackle the issue of the advanced education of women and their "right"...
  • Archbishop Coakley drops lawsuit after black Mass organizers return stolen consecrated host

    08/25/2014 5:27:57 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 5 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 8/25/14 | Catholic News Service
    A stolen consecrated host that was at the center of a lawsuit filed by Archbishop Paul S. Coakley and intended for use at a planned Satanic “black mass” in Oklahoma City has been returned. According to the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, an attorney representing the head of the satanic group presented the host to a Catholic priest the afternoon of Aug. 21. With the return of the host and an accompanying signed statement from the satanic group leader that the group no longer possesses a consecrated host, nor will they use a consecrated host in their rituals, the Oklahoma City...
  • Catholic school superintendent takes part in ALS ice bucket challenge

    08/22/2014 1:33:28 PM PDT · by Welchie25 · 9 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 8/22/14 | John Stegeman
    Showing his support for those suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease, the superintendent of Catholic schools for the Cincinnati Archdiocese took part in the ice bucket challenge Aug. 21. Superintendent Jim Rigg was joined by Tom Otten, principal of Elder Catholic High School, on the school’s campus. The challenge has taken the nation by storm to raise money in support of research into the disease, which is formally known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease for which there is no cure and no proven treatments. In the challenge, people are asked to share videos through...
  • The Priesthood of All Believers?

    08/13/2014 6:50:52 PM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 105 replies
    Answering Protestants ^ | 12 August 2014 | Matthew Olson
    1 Timothy 5:17, James 5:14-15, and other verses refer to the (ordained) ministerial priesthood. 1 Peter 2:9 refers to the "priesthood" of the laity. The ministers handle preaching and the Sacraments. The laity simply participate. Scripture makes a strong distinction.ierateuma/hierateuma (lay priesthood, Greek, Strong's #2406) [1 Peter 2:9, Lexicon] sacerdotium (lay priesthood, Latin) [1 Peter 2:9] presbuteroi/presbyteros (ministerial priesthood, Greek, Strong's #4245) [1 Timothy 5:17, James 5:14-15, Lexicon] presbyteri/presbyteros (ministerial priesthood, Latin) [1 Timothy 5:17, James 5:14-15] —Follow me, Answering Protestants, and Catholic Analysis on Twitter, Like Answering Protestants and Catholic Analysis on Facebook, Add Answering Protestants and Catholic Analysis...
  • Pope to U.N.: Act to end the tragedy in Iraq

    08/13/2014 9:43:24 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 6 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 8/13/14 | Cindy Wooden
    Pope Francis formally asked U.N. agencies and the entire international community “to take action to end the humanitarian tragedy now underway” in northeastern Iraq. In a letter signed Aug. 9, but released by the Vatican only after it had been delivered, Pope Francis told U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon immediate action was needed “to stop and to prevent further systematic violence against ethnic and religious minorities.” The papal letter was sent after militants of the Islamic State terrorist organization had captured Mosul in late July and Qaraqosh in early August, killing hundreds of people and forcing tens of thousands of Christians,...
  • CNN is wrong about the archbishop’s residence

    08/11/2014 6:04:35 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 2 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 8/11/14 | Dr. Bianchi
    I have a brilliant idea. Let’s sell the White House to help pay off the debt. It’s valued at more than $300 million and that would make a significant contribution. The Obamas could move into a nice townhouse, probably in the $300,000 range, within commuting distance of Washington, D.C. I suppose some complications would arise from this plan. For security purposes, they would probably have to buy the surrounding houses or even the whole block. The president’s entourage would likely back up traffic as he is commuting downtown every day. They would also have to purchase new office space for...
  • Pelosi adviser admits college students too dumb to have free speech but not to vote Democrat

    08/08/2014 10:04:23 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 25 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/8/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Michael Yaki, a Democrat who has worked for Nancy Pelosi and is now a United States Civil Rights Commissioner, believes that college students are too stupid to be allowed to exercise freedom of speech. His remarks were made in regard to whether there should be campus speech codes. In fact he thinks these codes should be tightened. With breathtaking hubris and not even a single ounce of self-consciousness, this classic Democrat saboteur said, “Certain factors in how the juvenile or adolescent or young adult brain processes information is vastly different from the way that we adults do.” Yaki went on...
  • Sign of peace at Mass: Vatican says it stays put, but urges education

    08/04/2014 8:22:12 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 28 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 8/4/14 | Cindy Wooden
    The sign of peace at Mass has not always led to serenity among liturgists or within the congregations gathered each Sunday in Catholic churches around the world. After nine years of study and consultation, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments has told Latin-rite bishops around the world that the sign of peace will stay where it is in the Mass. However, the congregation said, “if it is foreseen that it will not take place properly,” it can be omitted. But when it is used, it must be done with dignity and awareness that it is not a liturgical...
  • Another D.C. gun law declared unconstitutional

    07/31/2014 10:01:02 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/31/14 | Doug Book
    According to District of Columbia, City Council member Phil Mendelson, gun ownership and the carrying of firearms “must be more heavily restricted [in D.C.] than any place else in the nation.” After all, says Mendelson, “four U.S. presidents have been assassinated by gunfire” “and there are frequent threats on the foreign diplomatic corps.” (1) But Mendelson and the rest of D.C.’s gun grabbing, Democrat gentry were finally stripped of their ability to ignore the Constitution when the District’s longstanding ban on carrying a firearm for self-defense was declared illegal. On July 26th, U.S. District Court Judge Frederick Scullin provided gun...
  • Call it what it is! Giving away what you don’t own is theft and arrogance

    07/31/2014 9:03:54 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/31/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    As per its common dictionary definition, theft is described as “..the taking of another person’s property without that person’s permission or consent with the intent to deprive the rightful owner of it.” To commit a theft a person or entity must act in a state of mens rea or guilty mind and with full intent to deprive the victim of property rightfully belonging to him or her. For thousands of years those in power have taken what does not belong to them and given it to others with no claim to such property in order to boost their own ego...
  • Two stories showing socialists and Democrats are cheaters

    07/30/2014 10:07:03 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/30/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Two published studies coming from locations as diverse as Montana and Duke University have reinforced conservatives’ intuitive understanding that socialists and Democrats–being members of a Party dedicated to socialism–are likely to be cheaters. With its disdain for rules, honesty and ethics, socialism finds a home in the Democrat Party. Many of its most prominent members are regularly elected and re-elected by voter fraud and have been tried and convicted of serious crimes. It is not uncommon for those who have worked in political campaigns at any level of government to experience some form of Democrat cheating. It will start with...