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  • Moslem infiltration

    07/30/2015 9:25:16 AM PDT · by ravenwolf · 3 replies
    securefreedom ^ | Ann Corcoran
    Refuge camps for Moslems started in America 35 years ago https://youtu.be/6PzT8vEvYPg
  • Pondering and Praying the Prefaces of the Sundays of the Year; [Catholic Caucus]

    07/30/2015 7:24:54 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-29-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Pondering and Praying the Prefaces of the Sundays of the Year Msgr. Charles Pope • July 29, 2015 • CS PHOTO BY JACLYN LIPPELMANNI wrote yesterday in a general way about the part of the Mass that is called the “preface.” It is called this because it introduces the Eucharistic Prayer by stating a theme or reason for our gratitude. The text of the preface has a standard opening and closing which surround a varying text that speaks to the time of year, the feast, or the theme of the votive Mass.As I remarked in yesterday’s post, I consider the...
  • Ten Signs Something Big Is About to Happen

    07/30/2015 6:14:45 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 71 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 7/30/2015 | Gene Lawley
    The impending crisis that the swirling vortex of signs and events is pressing upon this world brings to mind that song of Johnny Cash titled, Five Feet and Rising, where he progresses through the songs narrative of flood waters overwhelming his familys farm. [1] Not only does it identify with all the turbulent storms and flooding in recent months, but it resonates with the flooding of crime, murders, rioting, sexual assaults and social immorality. Not a pretty sight, for sure! One of the prophecies proves my point, however, according to 2 Timothy 3:1-5: But know this, that in the last...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (7/30/15)[Prayer]

    07/30/2015 6:04:14 AM PDT · by left that other site · 1 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 7/30/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Elijah 19Now this was Johns testimony when the Jewish leaders[a] in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was. 20He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, I am not the Messiah. 21They asked him, Then who are you? Are you Elijah? He said, I am not. Are you the Prophet? He answered, No. 22Finally they said, Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself? 23John replied in the words of...
  • The Future of Evangelicalism: Stronger, Smaller, and Stranger (Ecumenical)

    07/30/2015 5:49:30 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 12 replies
    For one brief moment last May evangelicals and atheists celebrated the same thing. What had these disparate groups clapping in unison? The Pew Research Center's report on "America's Changing Religious Landscape." Atheists trumpeted the continuing rise of the "nones," those who affiliate with no religion. The study showed that, in the space of seven years, the number of unaffiliated had jumped from 16.1 to 22.8 percent of the population. Evangelicals celebrated a less obvious victory. Though the number of Christians in the U.S. fell precipitously (from 78.4 percent to 70.6 percent), evangelicals held steady, slipping only slightly, from 26.3 percent...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(7/30/15)[Prayer]

    07/30/2015 5:39:11 AM PDT · by left that other site · 1 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 7/30/15 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm Psalms 73:26 My flesh and my heart may fail,but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
  • Morning Devotional: Gods Lovely Dwelling Place(Protestant Caucus)

    07/30/2015 5:34:04 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 7 replies
    How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts! My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God (vv. 12). - Psalm 84:17 You can tell a lot about a person if you know where he aims to spend his time. A self-professed family man who spends every free weekend out with his buddies and away from his wife and children has demonstrated the emptiness of his claim. On the other hand, the man who must put in a few extra hours off the clock shows...
  • China's Christians Protest 'Evil' Communist Campaign to Tear Down Crosses

    07/30/2015 4:53:16 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 7/27/15 | Tom Phillips
    More than 1200 crosses have been torn down by authorities in the past two years sparking anger and street protestsChristian leaders including an 89-year-old bishop have taken to the streets of eastern China to protest against an evil campaign to remove crosses that many see as a coordinated Communist party attack on their faith. Activists say more than 1,200 crosses have been stripped from churches in Zhejiang province since the government initiative began in late 2013. There has been a spike in such actions in recent weeks. On Friday, around 20 Catholic clergy staged a rare public demonstration...
  • LGBT Grant-Maker Wants to Win Religious Liberty Fight Within Three Years

    07/30/2015 4:47:17 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 7/29/15 | Kevin J. Jones
    Washington D.C., Jul 29, 2015 / 12:31 am (CNA).- A leader in LGBT grant-making has told business leaders that he wants to shut down the political fight for religious freedom exemptions in the U.S. within three years. And these words are not empty rhetoric. A CNA investigation has found that millions of dollars have been poured into efforts to combat religious freedom exemptions in the United States. We are at a crossroads where the choices we make will mean we will fight religious exemptions for two to three years or have a protracted twenty year struggle on our hands, Tim...
  • African Bishop Points Out Hypocrisy of Obamas Pro-Homosexual Agenda

    07/30/2015 4:42:35 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 7/29/15 | Diane Montagna
    US leader stands accused of the same bullying he himself denounced on eve of African tripPresident Barack Obamas cajoling of Kenyan leaders to accept LGBT rights has met with a notable backlash from African bishops and other state and religious leaders, with one African bishop drawing attention to the hypocrisy of Obama's LGBT agenda. Obama arrived in Kenya for a two-day visit on Friday, his first visit to his fathers homeland as US president, before heading to Ethiopia on Sunday for a one-day visit. At a joint press conference held with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday, Obama advocated for...
  • NJ Church Group to Sleep at Philly Zoo in Order to See Pope

    07/30/2015 3:22:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    NBCPhiladelphia.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | Jen Maxfield, David Chang
    While some people are spending as much as $600 a night at hotels for Pope Francis highly anticipated visit to Philadelphia, a North Jersey church group is spending less money on a far less luxurious place to stay: the Philadelphia Zoo.
  • Last Catholic Church Closes in Antarctica [by order of the US Government]

    07/30/2015 3:00:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    MCMURDO STATION, Antarctica, July 29, 2015 (ChurchMilitant.com) - After nearly 60 years, the Catholic Church is gone from Antarctica. The numbers of Mass attendees at the Chapel of the Snows at McMurdo Station have so dwindled that the presence of a Catholic priest is no longer needed. The parish church belongs to the New Zealand diocese, and is located on the grounds of the U.S. Antarctic Program, run by the National Science Foundation. The NSF has asked the diocese to sever ties with the program. A military chaplaincy will offer interdenominational services and pastoral care, but it's unclear whether these...
  • The Climax Of World History...Zechariah 12

    I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn. (Zechariah 12:10 NASB)One of the climactic scenes in the book of Genesis was when Joseph, as Pharoahs regent, revealed himself to his brothers. They had thought that he, Joseph, was an Egyptian prince. When they realized that this was the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-30-15. OM, St. John Chrysologus, Bishop & Doctor/Church

    07/29/2015 8:52:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 23 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-30-15 | Revised New American Bible
    July 30, 2015 Thursday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ex 40:16-21, 34-38 Moses did exactly as the LORD had commanded him.On the first day of the first month of the second yearthe Dwelling was erected.It was Moses who erected the Dwelling.He placed its pedestals, set up its boards, put in its bars,and set up its columns.He spread the tent over the Dwellingand put the covering on top of the tent,as the LORD had commanded him.He took the commandments and put them in the ark;he placed poles alongside the ark and set the propitiatory upon...
  • Peculiar Preachers [vanity]

    07/29/2015 8:07:20 PM PDT · by Heart-Rest · 29 replies
    PECULIAR PREACHERS These preachers are definitely not modern-day "Billy Grahams". These preachers all claim to be guided by the Bible and the Holy Spirit (as do all Christians). "Knocking 'Em Down" Preacher (Deodorant problem?) "Oi-oi-oi-oi..." Preacher- Video Clip 1- Video Clip 2 (2nd clip is just expanded version of 1st clip) "Jovial" Preacher (of happy memory) (Holy laughter???) "Tattooed" Preacher- Video Clip One- Video Clip Two (Theology of tattoo-ology.) "Screaching" Preacher (Please turn down the volume a tad.) "Laughing" Preacher- Video Clip One- Video Clip Two (More holy laughter???) "Drunken Glory" Preacher- Video - Article "Pro-Queer-Pervert" Deacon / Sunday...
  • 'Shadow Council' Pushes Acceptance of Contraception, Homosexual Unions [Catholic Caucus]

    07/29/2015 5:13:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 7/29/2015 | ANDREA GAGLIARDUCCI
    A Catholic priest who participated in Mays closed-door meeting with the aim of urging pastoral innovations at the upcoming synod on the family in October suggested that acts the Church considers intrinsically evil contraception and homosexual activity cannot be considered so, given the individuals experience.
  • Bishop Roger Foys: Stop Holding Hands! (during Our Father)

    07/29/2015 5:08:22 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 41 replies
    http://www.praytellblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/2011-Pastoral-Letter-with-Decree-Bulletin-Ins ^ | 11/18/11 | Most Reverend Roger J. Foys, D. D. Bishop of Covington
    Special note should also be made concerning the gesture for the Our Father. Only the priest is given the instruction to extend his hands. Neither the deacon nor the lay faithful are instructed to do this. No gesture is prescribed for the lay faithful in the Roman Missal; nor the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, therefore the extending or holding of hands by the faithful should not be performed.
  • Prayer Request for Freeper Goodwithagun

    07/29/2015 4:37:36 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 67 replies
    July 29, 2015 | Prayer Request
    Please join us in prayer for Goodwithagun. She has been diagnosed with endometrial sarcoma and is waiting for the results of a PET scan. Please pray for a clean PET scan and complete and total healing. Here is some more information from Goodwithagun's posts: POSTED BY GOODWITHAGUN yesterday: May I ask everyone a favor? Pray for me. I had a lymph node excised 6/22 and was told 7/9 that it was endometrial sarcoma. My PET was today. I have absolutely no symptoms - I feel fantastic - and we're now attempting to nail down the primary and see if/where it's...
  • Knights of Columbus Unveil New Campaign to Aid Middle-East Christians

    07/29/2015 2:40:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    NC Register ^ | July 29, 2015
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. — As Christians continue to face unprecedented persecution — especially in the Middle East — the Knights of Columbus have announced a new campaign to send humanitarian aid and raise awareness about their plight. “Pope Francis has urged the international community to take action to help Christians in the Middle East, and as an organization that has long supported victims of religious persecution, the Knights of Columbus is responding by asking our own members, and the public at large, to help us save the lives of people who are being persecuted simply because of their Christian faith,”...
  • Evening Preaching Sermon .. ALL WELCOME

    07/29/2015 2:36:07 PM PDT · by knarf · 2 replies
    Faithful Word Baptist Church ^ | June 21, 2015 | Pastor Steve Anderson
    The Trinity
  • Truth and Tolerance: Why the Church Cant Change Her Teaching

    07/29/2015 2:31:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | July 28, 2015 | SAM GUZMAN
    The Catholic Church is intolerant. That simple thought, like a yellow-fever sign, is supposed to be the one solid reason which should frighten away any one who might be contemplating knocking at the portals of the Church for entrance, or for a crumb of the Bread of Life. When proof for this statement is asked, it is retorted that the Church is intolerant because of its self-complacency and smug satisfaction as the unique interpreter of the thoughts of Christ. Its narrow-mindedness is supposed to be revealed in its unwillingness to cooperate effectively with other Christian bodies that are working...
  • Peaceful pro-life prisoner Mary Wagner freed after seven months in jail

    07/29/2015 2:23:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | Jul 28, 2015 | Lianne Laurence
    MILTON, ON, July 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) Canadian pro-life prisoner of conscience Mary Wagner was released from Vanier Centre for Women Saturday, July 25 after seven months in jail. Of course, Im pleased to be out, the 41-year-old told LifeSiteNews in a telephone interview, taking time from sorting through all the gifts and cards from supporters that were forbidden to her while in jail. Im thankful for the prayers and support. Wagner says she plans to visit her parents in BC, and to write an open letter to supporters to express her thanks and her thoughts, similar to one she...
  • Evening Devotional: The Last Enemy (Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    07/29/2015 1:15:13 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 34 replies
    The Orthodox Presbyterian Church ^ | July 29, 2015 | Peter G. Feenstra
    The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. 1 Corinthians 15:26 Bible Reading 1 Corinthians 15:2429 Devotional At every funeral we experience concretely that death remains an enemy. Once a person breathes his last he is out of our reach. Death is so final. But why do believers need to die if Christ has gained the victory over death? In 1 Corinthians 15 Paul addresses this issue and confirms the glorious gospel of Christs victory over death. Death came into the world because of sin. Since Christ conquered sin He has conquered death, too. Death is not a natural...
  • A Skeleton, a Catholic Relic, and a Mystery About American Origins

    07/29/2015 12:31:45 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 23 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 7/28/15 | Adrienne LaFrance
    After 400 years in the Virginia dirt, the box came out of the ground looking like it had been plucked from the ocean. A tiny silver brick, now encrusted with a green patina and rough as sandpaper. Buried beneath it was a human skeleton. The remains would later be identified as those of Captain Gabriel Archer, one of the most prominent leaders at Jamestown, the first permanent English colony in America. But it was the box, which appeared to be an ancient Catholic reliquary, that had archaeologists bewildered and astonished... ...Its the kind of discovery that makes historians, anthropologists, archaeologists,...
  • What Makes a Priest Rejoice at Confession

    07/29/2015 11:24:20 AM PDT · by NRx · 4 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 07-27-2014 | Igumen Nektary (Morozov)
    What gives you joy when one person after another lines up to take confession? Not when you hear the confession that many call, on duty, but when you become a witness to change thats happened (perhaps even before your very eyes) in a person; when you have become the witness of his struggle, the result of his work on himself and the action of Gods grace that goes with it. This is always experienced as a marvelous miraclethe most important and most necessary of all miracles, the most unbelievable and most saving. However, its not only the miracle that makes...
  • The Christian Life is Monastic Life

    07/29/2015 10:39:05 AM PDT · by NRx · 7 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 09-18-2013 | Fr. Natham Duffy
    To a culture whose core values are self-fulfillment, self-satisfaction, and self-sovereignty, Orthodox monastic life appears as an affront and a scandal. What could be more contrary to our individualistic society which prizes comfort, ease, and freedom above all other concerns than a life of utter self-abasement, strict obedience, and striving after Holy suffering for Christs sake? The monastic life is a call to prophetic, apostolic, martyric, Christian witness, but is it a completely distinct call from the general Christian calling? Do the commandments to pray unceasingly (1 Thess. 5:17) or to sell all we have, give to the...
  • The Wisdom of God - Chapter 11 (Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    07/29/2015 10:29:18 AM PDT · by metmom · 3 replies
    Thou, O Christ, who wert tempted in all points like as we are, yet without sin, make us strong to overcome the desire to be wise and to be reputed wise by others as ignorant as ourselves. We turn from our wisdom as well as from our folly and flee to Thee, the wisdom of God and the power of God. Amen. In this brief study of the divine wisdom we begin with faith in God. Following our usual pattern, we shall not seek to understand in order that we may believe, but to believe in order that we may...
  • Three Faithful Wounds - Chapter 25 (Ecumenical)

    07/29/2015 10:16:01 AM PDT · by metmom · 6 replies
    FAITHFUL ARE THE WOUNDS OF A FRIEND, says the Holy Spirit in Proverbs 27:6. And lest we imagine that the preacher is the one who does the wounding, I want to read Job 5:17 and 18: "Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: for he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole." You see, the one who does the wounding here is not the servant, but the Master Himself. So with that in our minds I want to talk to you about three faithful wounds...
  • Encyclical of Greek Archbishop Stylianos of Australia Concerning Same-Sex Marriage

    07/29/2015 9:02:59 AM PDT · by NRx
    Pravoslavie ^ | 07-17-2015 | Archbishop Stylianos
    To the Reverend Clergy and the honourable Administrative Committees of the Parish-Communities of our Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Dearly Beloved, Further to our Encyclical of 28th May 2013, in relation to a law which the State proposes to vote upon with regard to Marriage between persons of the same gender, we write to you once again because the Federal Parliament is expected very soon to deal with the redefinition of the concept of Marriage. You might appreciate, then, should such an Act be legalized, what destructive consequences this will have on the institution of Marriage, but also on the institution of...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    07/29/2015 8:38:00 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 9 replies
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  • Hidden Jewels: Appreciating the Prefaces of the Eucharistic Prayer [Catholic Caucus]

    07/29/2015 6:27:44 AM PDT · by Salvation · 23 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-28-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Hidden Jewels: Appreciating the Prefaces of the Eucharistic Prayer Msgr. Charles Pope • July 28, 2015 • In tomorrow’s blog I will be looking at a few of the “prefaces” we use at Mass (these occur just before the Holy, Holy, Holy (Sanctus)). As a preface to speaking about those prefaces tomorrow, today I would like to consider the purpose of the preface and the dialogue that precedes it.For, indeed, a short dialogue happens in the Mass just after the prayer over the gifts and before the singing of the Sanctus. It is called the “preface dialogue” and it is...
  • Spanish Bishop: Transgendered Person May Not Serve as Godparent

    07/29/2015 6:22:32 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    A Spanish bishop has determined that a 21-year-old woman who identifies herself as a man may not serve as a godparent at the baptism of her nephew. Bishop Rafael Zornoza Boy of Cdiz and Ceuta said that the parish priest was "kind and understanding" in conveying to Alex Salinas, a woman who plans to undergo a sex-change operation, that while she cannot serve as a baptismal sponsor because of canonical requirements that a sponsor live in accordance with the faith, she could spiritually encourage and help the child in living the faith. "No one should be surprised if someone cannot...
  • Dying for Christianity: Millions at Risk Amid Rise in Persecution Across the Globe

    07/29/2015 6:18:30 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 7/27/15 | Harriet Sherwood
    Increase in murder, as well as rape, torture and discrimination, has led the pope to warn of a form of genocide Christians are facing growing persecution around the world, fuelled mainly by Islamic extremism and repressive governments, leading the pope to warn of a form of genocide and for campaigners to speak of religio-ethnic cleansing. The scale of attacks on Christians in the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America has alarmed organisations that monitor religious persecution, with most reporting a significant deterioration in recent years. On his recent trip to Latin America, Pope Francis said he was dismayed...
  • Patriarch Urges Pope to Visit Iraq

    07/29/2015 6:09:09 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    ANSA ^ | 7/28/15
    Papal visit to Baghdad would be welcomed by all, he says- A visit by Pope Francis to the people of Iraq would give them desperately needed encouragement and strength, Chaldean Patriarch of Baghdad Louis Raphael I Sako said. In an interview published on the Vatican Radio website, he urged Pope Francis to make a pastoral visit to Iraq to give the Arab world's embattled Christians hope and the strength "to persevere and not to leave". Iraqi Christians feel close to the pontiff, "but they are awaiting his pastoral visit," the patriarch said. "We need his presence among us, so that...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(7/29/15)[Prayer]

    07/29/2015 5:59:02 AM PDT · by left that other site · 11 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 7/29/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Elijah 24And He said, "Truly I say to you, no prophet is welcome in his hometown. 25"But I say to you in truth, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the sky was shut up for three years and six months, when a great famine came over all the land; 26and yet Elijah was sent to none of them, but only to Zarephath, in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow. (Luke 4) New International Version (NIV) Holy Bible,...
  • President of Planned Parenthood Did Her Cause No Favors (Protestant Caucus)

    07/29/2015 5:49:05 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 23 replies
    The Aquilla Report ^ | July 29, 2015 | Denny Burk
    (Denny Burk is Associate Professor of New Testament and Dean of Boyce College, the undergraduate arm of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.) The President of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards did her cause no favors in her appearance this morning on This Week with George Stephanopoulos (see above). Stephanopoulos was not a hostile interviewer, yet Richards failed to answer the simplest of questions put to her. It was clear that she had a set of talking points that she was determined to repeat no matter what Stephanopoulos asked. Instead of actually answering the questions, she kept repeating the talking points ad...
  • Morning Devotional: The Things People Say (Protestant/Evangelical Devotional)

    07/29/2015 5:41:23 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 12 replies
    Do not take to heart all the things that people say, lest you hear your servant cursing you. Your heart knows that many times you yourself have cursed others. - Ecclesiastes 7:2122 Spend just a few minutes listening to kids as they play on the playground or in the park, and there are a couple of phrases you will almost certainly hear spoken. If a younger girl catches her sister doing something that she is not supposed to do, the little sister will soon exclaim, Im telling mommy and daddy! Find a little boy who is being teased by another...
  • Spiritual Amnesia (from the book Strength for Today) (Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    07/29/2015 4:51:31 AM PDT · by metmom · 3 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his purification from his former sins (2 Peter 1:9). If you dont practice spiritual virtues now, youll forget their significance later. Physical nearsightedness and mental amnesia both are unwanted conditions. Nearsightedness (myopia) causes peoples eyes to focus the parallel rays of light in front of the retina. They can clearly see things right in front of them, but the farther out they look, the more out of focus objects become. Amnesia, of course, is memory loss. Sometimes its selective, but usually its totaleverything prior to a certain time...
  • The Joy of Anticipated Reward (from the book "Drawing Near") (Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    07/29/2015 4:48:27 AM PDT · by metmom · 5 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "That the proof of your faith . . . may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ" (1 Pet. 1:7). Your future reward is directly related to your present service. The joy you experience after your faith has been tested and proven genuine is largely due to your present blessings and assurance of salvation. But there's a future aspect as well: the joy of anticipating the reward you'll receive from Jesus when you see Him face to face and hear "Well done, good and faithful servant! . . . Come and...
  • Gathering for Mass around altar on Jeep's hood (Catholic Caucus)

    07/29/2015 4:21:41 AM PDT · by rwa265 · 13 replies
    Catholic Standard ^ | May 23, 2013 | Mark Zimmermann
    One month after Father Emil Kapaun, a heroic Korean War chaplain, received the Medal of Honor posthumously during a White House ceremony, he was remembered at a special outdoor Mass celebrated at St. Jude Regional Catholic School in Rockville. Father Paul Lee - the pastor of the Shrine of St. Jude Parish whose own family had escaped Communist North Korea as refugees - celebrated the Mass on May 9 with a makeshift altar set up on the hood of an olive-colored Jeep, just as Father Kapaun had done when ministering to soldiers on the front line more than six decades...
  • I Have Fallen And I CAN Get Up (Protestant Caucus .. all welcome)

    07/29/2015 3:09:41 AM PDT · by knarf · 13 replies
    God's Holy Word ^ | Preached March 5, 2014 | Dr Bob Gray Sr.
    I go to church because I love to hear preaching
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-29-15, M, St. Martha

    07/28/2015 9:01:58 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-29-15 | Revised New American Bible
    July 29, 2015 Memorial of Saint Martha Reading 1 Ex 34:29-35 As Moses came down from Mount Sinaiwith the two tablets of the commandments in his hands,he did not know that the skin of his face had become radiantwhile he conversed with the LORD.When Aaron, then, and the other children of Israel saw Mosesand noticed how radiant the skin of his face had become,they were afraid to come near him.Only after Moses called to them did Aaronand all the rulers of the community come back to him.Moses then spoke to them.Later on, all the children of Israel came...
  • Google Autocomplete Won't Suggest "Racist" or "KKK" for Margaret Sanger Search

    07/28/2015 7:02:41 PM PDT · by Diago · 11 replies
    Margaret Sanger Blog ^ | July 28, 2015 | Brother Declan
    The power of suggestion. When you type "Margaret Sanger" into any search engine (besides Google) the Autocomplete suggestions for Yahoo, Bing, Aol and DuckDuckGo include terms like "racist," "Negro Project," "eugenics," "KKK," and "colored people," among others. The Google Autocomplete, however, will suggest none of those terms to finish a Margaret Sanger search. Instead, the Google search engine suggests "apush," "speech," "award," and "books." Of the mere four words suggested by Google, only the term "award" is suggested by any of the other search engines. We just find this strange. What is the purpose of Autocomplete? To help users...
  • Kandhamal tells the whole story of anti-Christian persecution

    07/28/2015 6:23:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Crux ^ | 7/28/15 | John L. Allen Jr.
    Because of the dramatic events that unfolded there, certain places have come to symbolize entire movements or chapters of history. Gettysburg, for instance, immediately evokes the American Civil War, just as Tiananmen Square is now universal shorthand for non-violent protest. In similar fashion, in terms of contemporary anti-Christian persecution, Kandhamal may be the single word that best captures the whole story.Kandhamal is a district of the eastern Indian state of Odisha, formerly known as Orissa, where an orgy of violence descended upon the impoverished Christian minority in August, 2008. A series of riots led by radical Hindus left roughly 100...
  • Dr Law and Dr Grace .... (Protestant Caucus)

    07/28/2015 5:34:50 PM PDT · by knarf · 12 replies
    The Word Of God ^ | July 28, 2015 | Lester Rolloff
    PREACHING is the heart of the Gospel
  • Evening Devotional Life in the War Zone (Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    07/28/2015 5:26:27 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 5 replies
    The Orthodox Presbyterian Church ^ | 7/28/2015 | Peter G. Feenstra
    The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. 1 Corinthians 15:26 Reading 1 Corinthians 15:2028 Our children are born into a war. The labour room of every hospital is a war zone. Enemies surround us! Satan and a godless society are not our friends and will do us no favours. It could not get worse! There is an enemy within our own ranks. We are frequently our own worst enemies! Every day we battle the desires of our own sinful nature. If it were not for the saving work of Christ and the powerful message of victory in the...
  • Obama DOJ to Investigatethe Center for Medical Progress

    07/28/2015 4:45:51 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 20 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 7/27/15 | Matthew Archbold
    Videos by the Center for Medical Progress clearly shows top officials from Planned Parenthood discussing selling human body parts for profit, performing partial birth abortions, and discussing the destruction of the unborn in the most reprehensible and inhumane ways. So, of course, the Obama administration has decided to investigate...the Center for Medical Progress. Politico reports: While congressional committees investigate Planned Parenthoods practices, the Justice Department agreed to look into whether the group that released the sting videos obtained the footage legally. In response to a request by House Democrats, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Wednesday afternoon that Justice would review...
  • Gay Catholics Push for Church Weddings

    07/28/2015 3:06:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 117 replies
    Aletelia ^ | July 29, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    When the Supreme Court ruling came down in late June, extending the right to marriage to members of the same sex in all 50 states, some observers felt that the Catholic Church was fairly immune to any requirements that it would have to allow same-sex weddings before her altars. Now, though, calls for the Church to allow such nuptials are bubbling up. How far they will get is another question. The issue was raised Tuesday by a report in the New York Times that featured gay and transgender Catholics who are making noises with the approaching visit to these shores...
  • Satanic Temple Requires Attendees of Event to Sign Over Soul to Devil

    07/28/2015 2:48:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 104 replies
    Aletelia ^ | July 28, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    The Satanic Temple of Detroit threw off protesters of their unveiling of a demonic statue by leaking word that the event would take place in one place but holding it in another. In addition, in an apparent attempt to weed out Christian moles who might disrupt the presentation of the statue, the Satanic Temple required everyone who had a ticket (for which they paid $25 and up) to sign a quasi-legal document in which they agreed to “transfer” their soul to Satan.​ “I agree that by signing this document under any name, given or adopted, actual or pseudonymous, I am...
  • Poland then. Britain now. (defending Church teachings poses new risks in Western countries today)

    07/28/2015 2:21:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | July 27, 2015 | Joanna Bogle
    Thirty years ago, bringing Catholic literature into Communist Poland could get you into trouble. Strangely—scarily—defending Church teachings can pose new risks in Western countries today. People place candles in Pilsudski Square to mark the fourth anniversary of the death of Pope John Paul II April 2, 2009 in Warsaw, Poland. (CNS photo/Peter Andrews, Reuters) “You will be frightened,” Alex warned, “and you will sweat. So wrap the paper in a bit of plastic, cut from a plastic bag, before rolling it up and pinning it inside your clothes.” This was useful advice, because when we stood at Warsaw Airport with...