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  • Cdl. Sarah: Bishops Silent on Church Crisis

    04/28/2017 7:26:27 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 4/27/17 | Bradley Eli
    "Many refuse to face up to the Church's work of self-destruction"ROME (ChurchMilitant.com) - Prelates may fearlessly speak out on social justice issues like immigration and poverty only to fall silent on the real crisis of faith overwhelming the Church. During an April 18 interview with Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), an international Catholic charity, Cdl. Robert Sarah made this point. "The Church is gravely mistaken as to the nature of the real crisis if she thinks that her essential mission is to offer solutions to all the political problems relating to justice, peace, poverty, the reception of migrants,...
  • Pope Francis: Don’t Be ‘More Papist Than The Pope’

    04/28/2017 6:58:49 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Lisa Bourne
    ROME, Italy, April 28, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis spoke critically again of the faithful who have a strong embrace of Catholic doctrine, resorting to pejorative terms he has often used such as hypocritical and phariseeism. “You cannot be more restrictive than the Church herself,” he told, a lay association gathered Thursday morning at the Vatican, “nor more Papist than the Pope.” Addressing the Congress of the International Forum of Catholic Action in the Synod Hall, the pope told participants he wanted them to be out among the people and that there is a need for “active mercy.” The theme...
  • DAILY LIGHT ON THE DAILY PATH [PM][BIBLE THEME **DEVOTIONAL]

    04/28/2017 5:52:42 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 2 replies
    THE HOLY BIBLE | KING JAMES
    APRIL 28 EVENINGI will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more. Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect. Leaving the principles of the doctrine of Jesus, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God. The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. I love the Lord, because He hath heard my voice and my supplications. Because He hath inclined His ear unto me, therefore will I call upon Him...
  • Leaked Report of Cardinal Burke Audience Reveals Background on Malta Crisis [Cath Cauc]

    04/28/2017 2:57:35 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    One Peter Five ^ | April 28, 2017 | Maike HIckson
    Podcast ArchiveOn iTunesOn StitcherPodcast RSS Feed Church NewsFeatured Leaked Report of Cardinal Burke Audience Reveals Background on Malta Crisis Maike Hickson April 28, 2017 0 Comments 83Shares Today, 28 April, the Austrian Catholic website Kath.net has published an important report written by a Maltese Knight about a recent audience with Cardinal Raymond Burke in which the (“de facto suspended“) Cardinal Patron revealed much of the background of the current crisis in the Order. Burke, who has not spoken publicly on the matter himself, revealed in this audience information pertinent to tomorrow’s scheduled election of a new Grand Master of the Order...
  • What Is Repentance?

    04/28/2017 2:16:51 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 5 replies
    Unsealed World News ^ | 9/12/16 | Gary
    What is repentance?  Is it turning from sin?  Is it not sinning?   Is it reforming one's life?  Is it getting cleaned up first, before coming to Christ? No word causes greater trepidation and uncertainty among those considering a decision of faith and no word causes greater fear and confusion among those already in the Church. This word has caused me some of the greatest angst in my life, largely because of how I've understood it: turning from sin, reforming my ways, being perfect.  Yet I continue to fail.  Daily.  This incredible dichotomy exists in my mind between the biblical...
  • NY Parish Hosting Celebration at Notorious Gay Club [Catholclic Caucus]

    04/28/2017 10:02:06 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Church Militant ^ | April 27, 2017 | Anita Carey
    A New York parish is hosting a celebration at a notorious gay bar.The LGBT ministry at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Parish in the archdiocese of New York is sponsoring a Cinco de Mayo celebration at Therapy, a gay hot spot in Hell's Kitchen known for anonymous sex in its restrooms. One reviewer on Yelp is warning: "avoid the bathrooms if you can. They're unisex (which isn't the issue) but they're disgusting; they really should have an attendant, which I'm sure would cut down on the things we all know happen in unattended club bathrooms, but never say out loud (online at least)."Therapy...
  • Guest-Post: George Weigel and the SSPX

    04/28/2017 9:33:04 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | April 28, 2017 | P.J. Smith
    George Weigel, in his most recent column, has decided that the Holy See should not offer the Society of St. Pius X a personal prelature. It appears from statements by Archbishop Guido Pozzo, secretary of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, and Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior general of the Society, that a personal prelature is the current offer. More than that, it seems that the Holy See is not insisting on the Society’s submission to every jot and tittle of every document of the Second Vatican Council. This is wonderful news. Many informed commentators noted that the 2012 negotiations between Rome...
  • Ten Questions To Ask Yourself About Revelation 12

    04/28/2017 9:23:51 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 12 replies
    Unsealed World News ^ | 4/28/17 | Gary
    As I've studied Revelation 12 and whether or not the astronomical alignment on September 23rd, 2017 fulfills the heavenly sign that the Apostle John saw, I've tried to poke as many holes in it as I can.  An argument is only strong if it can withstand continual scrutiny.  I've heard dozens of supposed rebuttals and arguments against it and I've even prayed that if this isn't the sign for God to show me where we went wrong in identifying it as such.  Yet after dozens of objections falling flat I find my confidence in this theory only growing.  More...
  • Amoris Rumblings in the Archdiocese of Atlanta? [Catholic Caucus]

    04/28/2017 9:01:53 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Roma Locuta Est ^ | April 28, 2017 | Steven O'Reill
    April 28, 2017  (Steven O’Reilly) –  Since the publication of Amoris Laetitia (AL), I do not recall ever seeing an official statement by the Archdiocese of Atlanta regarding its understanding of the eighth chapter of this apostolic exhortation. To my knowledge, Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory has never issued any specific communion guidelines or statements in the wake of AL, as have some other US bishops—such as Archbishop Chaput (Philadelphia) and Bishop McElroy (San Diego) — or as have other bishops around the world have done (e.g., see Poland, Kazakhstan, Malta, Germany.   All has been quiet in Atlanta—until now.  There appear to be some...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 28 [Prayer and Meditation]

    04/28/2017 8:36:42 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon - Copied by Hezekia's Men
    Proverb 28 (NKJV) The Righteous Are Bold as a Lion 01 The wicked flee when no one pursues, 00But the righteous are bold as a lion. 02 Because of the transgression of a land, many are its princes; 00But by a man of understanding and knowledge 00Right will be prolonged. 03 A poor man who oppresses the poor 00Is like a driving rain which leaves no food. 04 Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, 00But such as keep the law contend with them. 05 Evil men do not understand justice, 00But those who seek the LORD understand...
  • What Is the Wrath of God?

    04/28/2017 8:13:58 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-27-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Is the Wrath of God? Msgr. Charles Pope • April 27, 2017 • In yesterday’s Mass (Thursday of the Second Week of Easter) there was a reference to the wrath of God and the fact that only Jesus can save us from it. The Gospel warns, whoever disobeys the Son, will not see life, but the wrath of God remains upon him (John 3:36).But what is God’s wrath? It is spoken of often in Scripture but it is a concept with which we must be careful. On the one hand we cannot simply dismiss it as contradictory to...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(4/28/17)[Prayer]

    04/28/2017 7:32:30 AM PDT · by left that other site · 11 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/28/17 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Isaiah Isaiah 11 The Branch From Jesse 11 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;     from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. 2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—     the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,     the Spirit of counsel and of might,     the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord— 3 and he will delight in the fear of the Lord. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes,     or decide by what he hears with his ears; 4 but with righteousness he will...
  • Ottoman Empire...Turkey pt 6

    From the years 1299AD to 1922 AD,the Holy Land of the Bible, Egypt, Libya,Tunisia, the entire Arab world, and the former Christian Middle East was ruled alternately by the Mameluke dynasty of Egypt, end eventually came under the rule of the Turkish Pashas of the Ottoman Empire.By the late 15th century the remains of the once Christian Byzantine Empire also fell into the hands of the Ottoman empire. Constantinople became Istanbul, and the renown Hagia Sophia Church became the great Mosque and the city of Constantine and the Christian emperors of Byzantium became the seat of the Caliphate. The Caliphate...
  • IRS Agents Raid The Offices Of Posh-Living Televangelist Benny Hinn

    04/28/2017 6:39:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 68 replies
    daily caller ^ | April 27, 2017 | Eric Owens
    Criminal investigators from the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Postal Service raided the Grapevine, Texas offices of televangelist Benny Hinn on Wednesday afternoon. Hinn is famous for his stadium-filling “Miracle Crusades.” At these revival-style events, held worldwide, Hinn claims to use special, supernatural power to heal people suffering from terminal diseases and various handicaps. Several IRS and Postal Service agents participated in the Wednesday raid. The investigators entered Hinn’s offices, then left with boxes — and boxes, and boxes — of documents. The investigators then placed the boxes on trucks at the scene.
  • Entering into Mystical Union (Protestant/Evangelical Caucus and Devotional)

    04/28/2017 5:22:49 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 1 replies
    The Christian life is lived in the context of mystical union with Christ. This union finds its initial origin in eternity. Our salvation is from the foundation of the world, resting in the grace of God’s sovereign election. Paul indicates this in Ephesians 1:3–6. It is in the Beloved that our redemption is found. From eternity, God considers the elect to be in Christ. Before our mystical union is effected with us in time, it is already a present reality in the mind of God. Just as Christ invaded time from eternity two thousand years ago, so our eternal union...
  • Thirteen Hands

    04/28/2017 4:59:08 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 6 replies
    word press ^ | 3/5/2011 | James Bradley
    So that’s the story about six nice young boys.. Three died on Iwo Jima , and three came back as national heroes. Overall, 7,000 boys died on Iwo Jima in the worst battle in the history of the Marine Corps. My voice is giving out, so I will end here. Thank you for your time.’ Suddenly, the monument wasn’t just a big old piece of metal with a flag sticking out of the top. It came to life before our eyes with the heartfelt words of a son who did indeed have a father who was a hero. Maybe not...
  • Three Kinds of Persecution

    04/28/2017 3:31:11 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when men cast insults at you, and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, on account of Me" (Matt. 5:10-11). When you speak out for Christ, you can expect harassment, insults, and slander. Jesus mentioned three broad categories of suffering that Christians will experience. The first is persecution. "Persecuted" (Matt. 5:10) and "persecute" (v. 11) both come from the same Greek root meaning "to pursue" or "chase away." Over time it came to mean...
  • The Resurrection: Motive for Sanctification

    04/28/2017 3:30:39 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Do not be deceived: ‘Bad company corrupts good morals.’ Become sober-minded as you ought, and stop sinning; for some have no knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame” (1 Corinthians 15:33-34). Trusting in the fact of Christ’s resurrection and looking forward to our own rising from the dead ought to stimulate us toward sanctification. Like any essential teaching of Scripture, the doctrine of the Resurrection can be studied and discussed from an academic standpoint only. When that happens, we usually acquire a factual understanding of the topic and perhaps some appreciation of how the doctrine supports our faith—but...
  • DAILY LIGHT ON THE DAILY PATH APRIL 28[AM][BIBLE DEVOTIONAL*]

    04/27/2017 10:53:03 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 4 replies
    THE HOLY BIBLE | KING JAMES
    APRIL 28 MORNING Behold the Lamb of God. It is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. Wherefore when He cometh into the world, He saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: in burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me) to do thy will, O God. He was oppressed, and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth; He is brought as a lamb...
  • America Prayer Vigil - 4/28/17

    04/27/2017 10:00:18 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 31 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 4/28/2017 | by FREEPER INTERCESSORS
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 JOHN 5:14