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  • Nancy Pelosi Won’t Say Aborting a Baby With Beating Heart “Dishonors God”

    06/24/2017 12:52:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Life News ^ | June 23, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    CNS News put pro-abortion House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on the spot this week, asking her if aborting an unborn baby with a beating heart dishonors God. Pelosi, a Democrat who claims to be a practicing Catholic, strongly supports abortion. Going against her faith, Pelosi repeatedly has voted to support the abortion chain Planned Parenthood and oppose regulations and limits to abortion. Interestingly, Pelosi often brings up her faith to explain her support for other issues, such as the environment and welfare. Last week, she mentioned honoring God when she opposed a decision by the U.S. to pull out of...
  • Rules for Receiving Holy Communion [Orthodox/Catholic Caucus]

    06/24/2017 12:22:40 PM PDT · by NRx · 2 replies
    Notes on Arab Orthodoxy ^ | 06-24-2017 | al-Karma
    Rules for Receiving Holy Communion This was published in this week's issue of al-Karma, the newsletter of the Archdiocese of Tripoli, without attribution. Arabic original here. Rules for Coming Forward to Receive Holy Communion "Behold I come to the holy communion. Do not burn me, O my Maker, as I receive it, for You are a fire burning the unworthy." Those who desire to come forward to receive the Mystical Sacrifice must prepare themselves according to the rules established by the Church so that they may receive grace instead of judgment. There is no compromise when we come forward to...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 24 [Prayer and Meditation]

    06/24/2017 9:35:01 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Peter tells us that we should always be ready with a response to any question about the reason for our faith. 1 Peter 3:15. Thus the reason Paul told Timothy to be diligent in his studies to rightly divide the truth, 2 Timothy 2:15, because many will come and give false answers just to satisfy the itchy ears of the lost. 2 Timothy 4:1-5. So it is up to us to be prepared to help the lost find the way. If you desire to share the Gospel, and you should, then be sure you are prepared to answer the...
  • The curious Vatican diplomacy in Venezuela [Catholic Caucus]

    06/24/2017 8:08:55 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Crux ^ | June 24, 2017 | Fr. Raymond J. de Souza
    Venezuela, one of the most curious recent cases in Vatican diplomacy, continues to grow more curious still. The visit two weeks ago to Rome of the leading bishops of Venezuela may well have been unprecedented, a highly public visit aimed at, apparently, clarifying that the pope was on their side, and not that of Venezuela’s dictator, Nicolás Maduro.The address of Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Holy See’s representative at the United Nations, on Tuesday at a meeting of the Organization of American States in Mexico, reiterated the need for free elections in Venezuela, presumably so that the people can throw out...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(6/24/17)[Prayer]

    06/24/2017 7:31:40 AM PDT · by left that other site · 5 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 6/24/17 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Isaiah Isaiah 64 1 [a]Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down,     that the mountains would tremble before you! 2 As when fire sets twigs ablaze     and causes water to boil, come down to make your name known to your enemies     and cause the nations to quake before you! 3 For when you did awesome things that we did not expect,     you came down, and the mountains trembled before you. 4 Since ancient times no one has heard,     no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you,     who acts on behalf of...
  • If You Know The End Of The Story, There’s A Lot You Can Disregard - As Seen On TV

    06/24/2017 5:40:55 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-23-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    If You Know The End Of The Story, There’s A Lot You Can Disregard - As Seen On TV Msgr. Charles Pope • June 23, 2017 • Usually we don’t like to know the end of the story. When someone blurts out the ending it’s called a “spoiler.” What fun is it to read a whodunit when you already know who done it?When it comes to the faith, though, not only should we know the end of the story, but we must never forget it and must base our very lives upon it. As we look about the world,...
  • Transgressing the Royal Law

    06/24/2017 5:11:43 AM PDT · by metmom · 4 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "If you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all. For He who said, 'Do not commit adultery,' also said, 'Do not commit murder.' Now if you do not commit adultery, but do commit murder, you have become a transgressor of the law" (James 2:9-11). You sin when you fall short of God’s holy standard or go beyond the limits of His law. Many people attempt to justify their sinfulness by categorizing sins according to their...
  • Integrity Triumphs over Deception

    06/24/2017 5:11:09 AM PDT · by metmom · 3 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Then these commissioners and satraps came by agreement to the king and spoke to him as follows: ‘King Darius, live forever! All the commissioners of the kingdom, the prefects and the satraps, the high officials and the governors have consulted together that the king should establish a statute and enforce an injunction that anyone who makes a petition to any god or man besides you, O king, for thirty days, shall be cast into the lions’ den. Now, O king, establish the injunction and sign the document so that it may not be changed, according to the law of the...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil - (6/24/2017) [Prayer]

    06/23/2017 10:48:56 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 21 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 6/24/2017 | Free Republic Intercessors
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for our President and Vice President and for 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 Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-24-17, SOL, Nativity of St. John the Baptist

    06/23/2017 8:37:32 PM PDT · by Salvation · 27 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-24-17 | Revised New American Bible
    June 24, 2017 Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist Reading 1 Is 49:1-6Hear me, O coastlands,listen, O distant peoples.The LORD called me from birth,from my mother's womb he gave me my name.He made of me a sharp-edged swordand concealed me in the shadow of his arm.He made me a polished arrow,in his quiver he hid me.You are my servant, he said to me,Israel, through whom I show my glory. Though I thought I had toiled in vain,and for nothing, uselessly, spent my strength,yet my reward is with the LORD,my recompense is with my God.For now the...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Venerable Pierre Toussaint, 05-28-17

    06/23/2017 7:37:01 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 05-28-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Venerable Pierre Toussaint | Anthony Meucci Venerable Pierre Toussaint Saint of the Day for May 28 June 27, 1766 – June 30, 1853)  Venerable Pierre Toussaint’s Story Born in modern-day Haiti and brought to New York City as a slave, Pierre died a free man, a renowned hairdresser, and one of New York City’s most well-known Catholics.Plantation owner Pierre Bérard made Toussaint a house slave and allowed his grandmother to teach her grandson how to read and write. In his early 20s, Pierre, his younger sister, his aunt, and two other house slaves accompanied...
  • The Problem of Catholic Pretenders

    06/23/2017 6:21:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 52 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 23, 2017 | K. E. COLOMBINI
    Catholics always have been taught that the word “catholic” means “universal,” and arguably one of the hallmarks of the Catholic faith is that it recognizes no borders; while there are many rites, of which the Latin is the predominant one, there is one truth, one set of dogma.As I consider this from St. Louis, Missouri, where my family and I have lived since 2000, I realize something must be askew with Catholic pretenders who crave independence over universality.Several years ago, to greatly simplify a convoluted local history, a St. Louis parish operated for the benefit of the local Polish...
  • The World’s Youngest Catholic Bishop Ordained in Lviv [Ukraine]

    06/23/2017 6:15:34 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    On June 21, In the Latin Metropolitan Basilica in Lviv, the nominee bishop Edward Kava was ordained as a bishop, on May 13 he was appointed by Pope Francis as Assistant Bishop of the Lviv Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine. The 39-year-old Edward Kava became the youngest Catholic bishop in the world. During the solemn Mass, Archbishop Mecislaw Mokszycki, Metropolitan of Lviv, and Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti, Apostolic Nuncio in Ukraine, and Bishop Stanislav Shirokoradyuk, Ordinary of the Diocese of Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhya of the RCC, became the chief consecrating hierarch. The Head of the UGCC Patriarch Sviatoslav...
  • Leading Exorcist Appeals for Improved Seminary Formation

    06/23/2017 6:08:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    In an address to members of the Congregation for the Clergy, the chairman of the International Association of Exorcists appealed for an improved formation of seminarians. “Those in charge of training seminarians, in light of the Gospel and of the Church teachings, should instruct them about the real existence, substance and nature of the demonic world,” said Father Francesco Bamonte. “The scant attention paid by seminaries and theological faculties to the demonic world today, and even its denial by some professors,” he continued, “is an extremely worrying factor.” Poor seminary formation, said Father Bamonte, leaves priests unable to guarantee a...
  • U.S. Bishop: No Funerals, Communion for People in Same-Sex ‘Marriages’

    06/23/2017 6:04:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 42 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/23/17 | Claire Chretien
    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, June 23, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Those in same-sex "marriages" shouldn't present themselves to or be admitted to Holy Communion, nor may they receive a Catholic funeral if they died without showing signs of repentence, Illinois Bishop Thomas Paprocki says. Paprocki is the Catholic bishop of Springfield, Illinois and well-known to the pro-life and pro-family movements for his defense of Catholic orthodoxy and morality. On June 12, Paprocki signed a "Decree Regarding Same-Sex 'Marriage' and Related Pastoral Issues." It was sent to priests and diocesan staff last week and subsequently leaked to media sympathetic with the homosexual cause. "The...
  • 'Without Putin, Syria Would Have Ceased to Exist'

    06/23/2017 5:58:05 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | 6/23/17
    The 79-year-old Flemish Norbertine Father Daniel Maes lives since 2010 in a Syrian monastery. He confirms that - quote - "it is partly thanks to Hezbollah that so many Christians and other Syrians are still alive. They came to our rescue in our darkest hours. And the same goes for the Syrian army and the Russians. If Putin hadn't come in 2015, Syria certainly would have ceased to exist." Father Maes confirms, that the coverage of the Syrian war is based on lies. He explains that President Bashar al-Assad is not the problem, but rather - quote - "our own...
  • Pope Francis’ silence is a bold denial of objective truth: former Vatican Bank chief [Cath Cauc]

    06/23/2017 5:14:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 23, 2017 | Ettore Gotti Tedeschi
    Pope Francis’ silence is a bold denial of objective truth: former Vatican Bank chief Ettore Gotti Tedeschi amoris laetitia , catechism , dubia , four cardinals letter , magisterium , pope francis , vatican bank , veritatis splendor Why doesn’t the Pope respond to the Dubia? The former director of the Vatican Bank thinks he knows why. In a biting essay in Italy’s La Veritŕ, translated below, Ettore Gotti Tedeschi suggests that Francis is sending two messages through his silence: that he can contradict himself if he likes and that he wishes to impose a “New Catholic Morality” on the...
  • N Pelosi says homosexuality is ‘consistent’ with Catholicism. Are Church leaders taking her lead?

    06/23/2017 2:50:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 76 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 22, 2017 | DOUG MAINWARING
    Bishop-elect John Dolan of San Diego is an LGBT supporter. WARNING: This article begins with a graphic clinical statement because all Catholics need to know the truth and not remain oblivious to it. June 22, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — When a man and a woman make love, the miracles of conception and birth are possible. When two men attempt the same, the most glorious result possible is an anal discharge of semen mixed with fecal matter.   Despite the striking contrast, high-profile Catholics in positions of power and influence in North America are no longer able to detect any important difference...
  • Why Cash Remains Sacred in American Churches

    06/23/2017 1:06:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Real Clear Religion ^ | June 23, 2017 | James Hudnut-Beumler
    On Tuesday, June 27, it will be 50 years since the first automated cash dispenser – which came to be known as an automated teller machine (ATM) – was inaugurated in London. Just thinking about it brings a smile to my face. I belong to the generation who stood 45 minutes to an hour to deposit or cash checks in the pre-ATM era. I remember getting yelled at for taking my bicycle through the drive-up line at the National Bank of Detroit to avoid the much longer line inside. It did not take me very long to become an early...
  • Vatican reportedly working on “Ecumenical Rite of Mass” for joint worship with Protestants

    06/23/2017 9:12:09 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 131 replies
    Veritas Vincint: "The Truth Shall Prevail" ^ | June 20, 2017 | Paul Simeon / John Supplers
    June 20, 2017 by paulsimeon2014 Vatican reportedly working on “Ecumenical Rite of Mass” for joint worship with Protestants Pope Francis meets with Rev. Jens-Martin Kruse at Rome’s Evangelical Lutheran Church on Nov. 15 2016Italian journalist and Vatican expert Marco Tosatti has reported that Pope Francis has formed a top-secret commission tasked with implementing a new kind of “mass” that is acceptable to Catholics, Lutherans and Anglicans. The commission consists of representatives from all three denominations, all bound to secrecy.The journalist, who is well known in Italy for his accurate reporting of all things happening in the Vatican, has said that...