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  • Politics and Religion Pt. 1

    10/25/2014 10:53:35 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 1 replies
    Tim Staples' Blog ^ | September 29, 2014 | Tim Staples
    Politics and Religion Pt. 1 Catholic Answers published its now-famous “Voter’s Guide for Serious Catholics” back in 2004 (updated in 2006) that has now sold millions of copies with millions more having been distributed for free. In that document, for which Catholic Answers has taken a lot of flack by the way, we give guidance to Catholics in voting so that, quite frankly, Catholics will “vote like Catholics,” yet, we do much more than just that. We give instruction, in complete harmony with the teaching authority of the Church, as to the most important moral issues of our day that are politically in play....
  • Which Versus Did the NIV Delete

    Which Bible verses did the NIV delete? WHOLE Bible verses deleted in the NIV The following WHOLE verses have been removed in the NIV--whether in the text or footnotes.. here is but an example but there is over 40 IN ALL!!! The NIV also is a collaberator with the JWB or Jehovah's Witness "Bible". Matthew 12:47 -- removed in the footnotes Matthew 17:21 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the Jehovah's Witness "Bible"]. What are you NIV readers missing? KJV: "Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting." Matthew 18:11 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the...
  • Pope Francis clarifies Archbishop Chaputs confusion

    10/25/2014 8:25:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | October 24, 2014 | Mark Silk
    Yesterday, Pope Francis came out against the death penalty about as strongly as a pope can come out against anything. In a meeting with representatives of the International Association of Penal Law, he pretty much declared a crusade: All Christians and people of good will are thus called today to struggle not only for abolition of the death penalty, whether it be legal or illegal and in all its forms, but also to improve prison conditions, out of respect for the human dignity of persons deprived of their liberty. And this, I connect with life imprisonment, he said. Life imprisonment...
  • Requesting Prayers For My Brother Michael

    10/25/2014 8:24:11 PM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 40 replies
    I'm asking for prayers for my younger brother Michael. He is in very ill health - the specific diagnosis unknown at this time. Michael has had health issues his entire life. Born in November 1952 over two months premature, he had a series of seizures shortly after birth. He was diagnosed at Hopkins as having Hypoglycemia - on of the first half-dozen children so diagnosed in the Free World. I have to admit, he drove me - along with many others - absolutely nuts. Perseveration, don't ya know. For reasons that I would rather not delve into in this thread,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 10-26-14, Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    10/25/2014 7:54:34 PM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-26-14 | Revised New American Bible
    October 26, 2014Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ex 22:20-26 Thus says the LORD:"You shall not molest or oppress an alien,for you were once aliens yourselves in the land of Egypt. You shall not wrong any widow or orphan. If ever you wrong them and they cry out to me,I will surely hear their cry. My wrath will flare up, and I will kill you with the sword;then your own wives will be widows, and your children orphans. "If you lend money to one of your poor neighbors among my people,you shall not act like an extortioner...
  • Pope Francis to Schoenstatt movement: Marriage never been attacked so much as now

    10/25/2014 4:22:33 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 20 replies
    http://en.radiovaticana.va ^ | October 25, 2014 | Vatican Radio
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis said the institution of Christian marriage has never been attacked so much as nowadays where a temporary or throw-away culture has become widespread. He said marriage should not be seen just a social rite and urged priests to stay close to couples and especially children experiencing the trauma of a family break-up. The Pope was replying to questions put to him on a range of topics during an audience with more than 7000 pilgrims belonging to the Schoenstatt movement, an international Marian and apostolic organization that is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding in Germany....
  • Francis God Of Surprises Is A God Of Blasphemy And Heresy

    10/25/2014 4:12:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 34 replies
    Mundabor's Blog ^ | October 25, 2014 | Munabor
    The way in which this heretical nonsense of the god of surprises has been swallowed by the obedient Pollyannas is a very good indication of the decay of Christian thinking among people who tell themselves Catholics, and of the inability to even understand that this disgraceful Pope is indicating to them the perfect path to hell. As so very much that Francis keeps saying, these words contain some emotional appeal meant to please the stupid; as if Gods Law were a vegetable, for which freshness is a quality attribute. The contrary is the case. Our God is a God of...
  • The Bad Breath of Corruption

    10/25/2014 4:09:34 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 6 replies
    Fr Ray Blake's Blog ^ | 10/25/14 | Fr. Ray Blake
    So tightly did things appear to be controlled, so lacking in clarity during the Synod, I had a dream that chained and dressed in their blue-grey habits emaciated and pale from their months in prison would be brought into the Synod Hall singing Nebucco a coffle of Franciscan Friars and Sisters of the Immaculate. They were an example of justice in the Church to anyone who might have the temerity to go against the predetermined plan. Their crime after all these months has not been disclosed, either to the the Church at large or to them themselves. Their suffering appear...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [October 25, 2014]

    10/25/2014 3:34:43 PM PDT · by Vision · 4 replies
    Submitting to God’s Purpose " I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some —1 Corinthians 9:22 " A Christian worker has to learn how to be God’s man or woman of great worth and excellence in the midst of a multitude of meager and worthless things. Never protest by saying, “If only I were somewhere else!” All of God’s people are ordinary people who have been made extraordinary by the purpose He has given them. Unless we have the right purpose intellectually in our minds and lovingly in our hearts, we...
  • 88 [Catholic] Church Abuse Victims to Split $8M

    10/25/2014 12:57:30 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 129 replies
    The Ledger (Pittsburgh) ^ | 10/21/2014 | Joe Mandak
    PITTSBURGH Eighty-eight former students who were sexually molested by a Franciscan friar who worked as an athletic trainer at a Catholic high school have settled their legal claims for $8 million, according to two attorneys who represent more than half the victims.
  • Cardinals Blocking Pope Francis Move on Gay and Divorced Catholics 'Unaware' of Real Life Bishop

    10/25/2014 11:33:56 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10/24/14 | John Bingham
    Cardinals based in Rome showed lack of awareness of what life is really like over homosexuality and divorce, says Anglican delegate at the Catholic Synod of Bishops Cardinals closeted in the Vatican are holding out against Pope Franciss drive to make the Roman Catholic Church more welcoming to gay people and divorcees because of a lack of awareness of real life, a leading Anglican bishop has suggested. The Bishop of Durham, the Rt Rev Paul Butler, one of a handful of non-Roman Catholics invited to take part in a global gathering of bishops in Rome to discuss family issues, said...
  • 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...
  • Pope Francis: 'Corruption Is a Greater Evil than Sin'

    10/25/2014 10:07:01 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/23/2014 | Thomas D. Williams
    Corruption is like bad breath, says Pope Francis, it is hard for the one who has it to realize it; others realize it and have to tell him. In an address to a delegation of the International Association of Penal Law this morning, Francis commented on a variety of troubling international legal issues, including the widespread problem of corruption, which he called a greater evil than sin.
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    10/25/2014 9:50:35 AM PDT · by Irish Rose · 10 replies
    October 25, 2014 | Irish Rose
    And the name of the city from that time on will be: THE LORD IS THERE. (Ezekiel 48:35)
  • I Knew a Priest Who Could See the Dead

    10/25/2014 9:19:13 AM PDT · by millegan · 292 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    Ill call him Fr. John. He was a charismatic Anglo Catholic priest. A friend of my brother Daryls well 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 privacys sake. Another priest well 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...
  • Kaspers Apparently Intentional Ambiguities

    10/25/2014 8:51:56 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 13 replies
    David Mills/Patheos ^ | October 2, 2014 | David Mills
    In his writings and talk on marriage, Cardinal Walter Kasper remains ambiguous but, or rather therefore, untrustworthy. He writes like a man trying to pull a fast one. Steven J. Kovacs notes in a New Oxford Review review of Kaspers book The Gospel of the Family (the emphasis is mine): Cardinal Kasper correctly notes that someone in such a situation requires the sacrament of penance before receiving Holy Communion. Our Lord Himself said, Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her; and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery (Mk. 10:11-12). The Church...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: HEORTOLOGY, 10-25-14

    10/25/2014 6:56:52 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CCDictionaary ^ | 10-25-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:HEORTOLOGYThe study of religious calendars. More specifically, the science of the history and meaning of the seasons and festivals of the Christian Church year. (Etym. Greek heorte, feast + logia, science, knowledge.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(10/25/14)[Prayer]

    10/25/2014 5:07:10 AM PDT · by left that other site · 13 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 10/25/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Jobs In The Bible Magician (New International Version (NIV) In the second year of his reign, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; his mind was troubled and he could not sleep. 2So the king summoned the magicians, enchanters, sorcerers and astrologers[a] to tell him what he had dreamed. When they came in and stood before the king, 3he said to them, I have had a dream that troubles me and I want to know what it means. Daniel 2)
  • Defending the Trinity

    10/24/2014 10:29:32 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 17 replies
    Tim Staples Blog ^ | Tim Staples
    Defending the Trinity The Catechism of the Catholic Church, in paragraph 261, declares:The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of the Christian faith and of Christian life.Belief in the Trinity is essential for salvation and should be at the top of the list when it comes to priorities in defending the faith. Yet, many Christians—many Catholics—find themselves in over their heads when the topic of the Trinity is broached by members of various quasi-Christian sects who deny it, e.g., Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Iglesia Ni Cristo, The Way International, etc.Beginning with Sacred Scripture as a common...
  • Ebola survivor Nina Pham: I believe in the power of prayer

    10/24/2014 9:38:53 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 49 replies
    CNA ^ | Washington D.C., Oct 24, 2014 / 12:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).
    Nina Pham after her release from care. Screenshot. Washington D.C., Oct 24, 2014 / 12:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Nina Pham, a Dallas nurse who has been battling Ebola after treating a patient in Texas, has now been declared free of the disease, and gave thanks to God and all those who have prayed for her in recent weeks. “I feel fortunate and blessed to be standing here today,” Pham said in a press conference Oct. 24. “I would first and foremost like to thank God, my family and friends. Throughout this ordeal, I have put my trust in God and...
  • Bishop Lynch optimistic after Vatican meeting on divorced and gay Catholics

    10/24/2014 9:04:42 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 39 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 10/23/14 | Waveney Ann Moore
    ST. PETERSBURG For more than a year, Susan Portal and her husband, Paul, attended Sunday Mass, but were not allowed to receive communion, the central sacrament of the Catholic Church. The couple had been waiting for his marriage to be annulled by a church tribunal and they married in a civil ceremony so they could bring his son, Luke, then 9, into their home. But marrying outside the church after a divorce barred them from the sacrament. "It was hard," she recalled. "That is such an important part of the Mass for us and here we had a son...
  • Abp Kurtz Synod was Characterized by Discernment and Unanimity

    10/24/2014 8:37:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    The Catholic World Report ^ | October 24, 2014 | Jim Graves
    Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, was an active participant in this months Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the theme The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization. The synods purpose was to examine challenges to the family today, and ultimately to develop a more effective pastoral approach for the Church in addressing those challenges. In addition to speaking out in defense of the unborn, Archbishop Kurtz has been a vocal supporter of the traditional family against legal recognition of same-sex marriage. During the two-week-long...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-25-14

    10/24/2014 8:20:37 PM PDT · by Salvation · 30 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-25-14 | Revised New American Bible
    October 25, 2014Saturday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Eph 4:7-16 Brothers and sisters:Grace was given to each of usaccording to the measure of Christ’s gift.Therefore, it says: He ascended on high and took prisoners captive;he gave gifts to men. What does “he ascended” mean except that he also descendedinto the lower regions of the earth?The one who descended is also the one who ascendedfar above all the heavens,that he might fill all things. And he gave some as Apostles, others as prophets,others as evangelists, others as pastors and teachers,to equip the holy ones for...
  • A Hegelian Papacy?

    10/24/2014 7:35:14 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 12 replies
    http://www.onepeterfive.com ^ | October 23, 2014 | Brian Miles
    Thus I make it known to you that from the end of the 19th century and shortly after the middle of the 20th centurythe passions will erupt and there will be a total corruption of morals As for the Sacrament of Matrimony, which symbolizes the union of Christ with His Church, it will be attacked and deeply profaned. Freemasonry, which will then be in power, will enact iniquitous laws with the aim of doing away with this Sacrament, making it easy for everyone to live in sin and encouraging procreation of illegitimate children born without the blessing of the Church...
  • Religious Sanctimony in Ferguson: Nice of 'em to offer forgiveness to cops they've already convicted

    10/24/2014 5:02:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 24, 2014 | Mark Tooley
    Testimony emerging from the grand jury investigating the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri seems to confirm the police officers claims of self-defense. The official coroners report reputedly points to a struggle over the police officers gun. But more facts need to be known over the controversial encounter that inflamed protests in the majority black town against the majority white police force. Lack of hard facts did not deter Religious Left activists Jim Wallis and Cornel West from demonstrating and seeking their own arrests in Ferguson last week as part of a weekend of resistance ending with a carefully...
  • Cardinal: see the goodness in lives of people who cohabit

    10/24/2014 3:58:51 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 49 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | October 24, 2014 | Madeleine Teahan
    Cardinal Vincent Nichols has said that the lives of Catholics who cohabitate outside of marriage are marked by real goodness. In a pastoral letter to the Diocese of Westminster reflecting on the family synod, Cardinal Nichols said: A central principle for this pastoral care emerged clearly: that in trying to walk alongside people in difficult or exceptional situations, it is important to see clearly and with humility all the good aspects of their lives. That is what comes first. From this point, we learn to move together towards conversion and towards the goodness of life that God has for us...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - October 24, 2014 [Devotional]

    10/24/2014 2:52:22 PM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies
    Email ^ | 10/24/14 | Joel Osteen
    With Your Whole Heart Today's Scripture Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might... (Ecclesiastes 9:10, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria When you do something to the best of your ability because you want to honor God, it opens the door to His blessing. That means it will be easier, it will go better, and you will accomplish more. Thats why no matter what we do, we should give it our best. This is especially true even in the little things. For example, when youre doing the dishes or mowing the lawn, dont...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [October 24, 2014]

    10/24/2014 2:50:02 PM PDT · by Vision · 5 replies
    The Proper Perspective " Thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ . . . —2 Corinthians 2:14 " The proper perspective of a servant of God must not simply be as near to the highest as he can get, but it must be the highest. Be careful that you vigorously maintain God’s perspective, and remember that it must be done every day, little by little. Don’t think on a finite level. No outside power can touch the proper perspective.The proper perspective to maintain is that we are here for only one purpose— to be...
  • From Bishop Tobin: Random Thoughts About the Synod on the Family

    10/24/2014 2:26:22 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 4 replies
    Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence ^ | October 21, 2014 | Bishop Thomas Tobin
    Its an enormous challenge to maintain pristine doctrinal purity while at the same time respond to the experiential, personal, and difficult needs of married couples and families. Behind every arcane discussion of gradualism and natural law there are parents and children awaiting Gods grace. In trying to accommodate the needs of the age, as Pope Francis suggests, the Church risks the danger of losing its courageous, counter-cultural, prophetic voice, a voice that the world needs to hear. The concept of having a representative body of the Church voting on doctrinal applications and pastoral solutions strikes me as...
  • West Chester priest arrested on child pornography charges

    10/24/2014 2:05:45 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 11 replies
    CatholicPhilly.com ^ | 10/24/2014 | Matthew Gambino
    Father Mark J. Haynes, 55, an archdiocesan priest and parochial vicar at SS. Simon and Jude Parish in West Chester, was arrested late Wednesday evening, Oct. 22, by Chester County police and charged with six counts of possessing and disseminating child pornography. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia called the charges serious and disturbing in a statement Oct. 24. It said Father Haynes has been placed on administrative leave immediately and he no longer resides at SS. Simon and Jude rectory.
  • Puerto Rico Gay Marriage Ruling Sets up a Potential Federal Conflict

    10/24/2014 1:03:21 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Crux ^ | 10/23/14 | Richard Wolf
    Gay marriage may be sweeping the nation, but in Puerto Rico it remains against the law. A federal district judge late Tuesday rejected the reasoning used in at least 14 other decisions and said his hands were tied by a 1972 Supreme Court ruling that upheld a Minnesota same-sex marriage ban for want of a substantial federal question. This court is bound by decisions of the Supreme Court that are directly on point, District Court Judge Juan Perez-Gimenez ruled. Only the Supreme Court may exercise the prerogative of overruling its own decisions. The ruling marks only the second time that...
  • Professor Roberto de Mattei and Papal Authority

    10/24/2014 12:44:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Father Hunwicke's Mutual Enrichment ^ | 10/24/14 | Fr. John Hunwicke
    Writing in the aftermath of "the Synod", Professor Roberto de Mattei, perhaps the greatest Church historian of our time, wrote "Judgement, with its resulting definition of truths and condemnation of errors, is the jurisdiction par excellence of the Vicar of Christ, supreme guardian and judge of faith and morality". These wise observations instantly put me in mind of some words of a man who had soaked himself in the history of the first Christian centuries, our own Blessed John Henry Newman: "[I]t is one of the reproaches urged against the Church of Rome, that it has originated nothing, and has...
  • Francis Patient Revolution

    10/24/2014 12:25:52 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Chiesa Online ^ | 10/24/14 | Sandro Magister
    There was no agreement at the synod on homosexuality and divorce, but in the end it will be the pope who decides. And he already has in mind the changes he wants to introduce, or rather is already putting them into practice. A commentary by Paul Anthony McGavin ROME, October 24, 2014 It is not true that Francis was silent during the two weeks of the synod. In the morning homilies at Saint Marthas, he hammered away every day at the zealots of tradition, those who load unbearable burdens onto men, those who have only certainties and no doubts,...
  • Ordinary: The New Radical

    10/24/2014 11:20:02 AM PDT · by Idaho_Cowboy · 6 replies
    Key Life ^ | October 24, 2014 | Michael Horton
    Radical. Epic. Revolutionary. Transformative. Ultimate. Extreme. Emergent. Alternative. Next. Impactful. On The Edge. Beyond. Awesome. Legendary. Innovative. Breakthrough. Everything has to have an exclamation point to catch our attention these days. For many of us, the worst word in our vocabulary is ordinary. Who wants a bumper sticker that announces to the neighborhood, My child is an ordinary student at Bubbling Brook Elementary? Who wants to be an ordinary person in an ordinary town, a member of an ordinary church with ordinary friends and callings? Our life has to count. We have to leave our mark, a legacy, make a...
  • Americas Spiritual Founding Father

    10/24/2014 11:13:58 AM PDT · by xzins · 3 replies
    Patheos - Evangelical ^ | October 23, 2014 | johnturner
    In time for the three hundredth anniversary of the birth of George Whitefield (pronounced Whit-field), my co-blogger Thomas Kidd has just published a biography of the man he terms Americas Spiritual Founding Father. [Yale University Press identifies October 28 as the book's release date, but it is already shipping].portrait-of-george-whitefield.jpg!Blog Kidds George Whitefield is an eminently readable and informative book. It begins with a simple yet critical argument: George Whitefield was the key figure in the first generation of Anglo-American evangelical Christianity. Wesley started what became a major denomination. Edwards made far more serious and sustained theological contributions. Whitefield, though, tied...
  • TheLutheranSatire presents: Donall and Conall Meet the Mormon Missionaries (YouTube video)

    10/24/2014 11:11:33 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 3, 2013 | TheLutheranSatire
    Hilarious video from the point of view of a Lutheran Pastor. Among the highlights is this exchange: "You can know the Mormon church is the One True Church, because we always have twelve living Apostles!" "Let me get this straight...according to the Mormon church, the Apostle John never died and is fact still roaming this Earth?" "According to Section 7 of Doctrines and Covenants, that is correct." "Patrick - is St. John the Evangelist currently an Apostle in the Mormon church? You're telling me that, after eighteen hundred years with no church to worship in, no fellow believers to gather...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: QUEEN OF VIRTUES, 10-24-14

    10/24/2014 9:43:44 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 10-24-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:QUEEN OF VIRTUESThe virtue of prudence. It gently controls all other virtues and guides all human actions, since it considers not merely generalities--for these do not really move us to achieve--but also the singular and particular things that are the objects of action. Prudence is practical, that is to say, it is the principle of acting. Because they are more experienced, some people who lack a scientific theory can be more successful with practical issues than those who possess a large fund of speculative knowledge; thus a doctor who knows what is in fact the...
  • Luther In Rome

    10/24/2014 8:52:18 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 41 replies
    AFTER many a weary league, Luther's feet stand at last within the gates of Rome. What now are his feelings? Is it a Paradise or a Pandemonium in which he is arrived? The enchantment continued for some little while. Luther tried hard to realise the dreams which had lightened his toilsome journey. Here, thought Luther, the martyrs had died; on the floor of this stupendous ruin, the Coliseum, had they contended with the lions; on this spot, where now stands the sumptuous temple of St. Peter, and where the Vicar of Christ has erected his throne, were they used "as...
  • Love Makes All the Difference

    10/24/2014 8:47:07 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 9 replies
    http://the-american-catholic.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Donald R. McClarey
    Approximately 92% of mothers who learn they are carrying children with Downs Syndrome abort their child. The Daily Mail has an article by a deeply evil woman who bemoans the fact that she didnt have that option: Questions I couldnt answer raced through my mind: Had I caused his disability? How terrible would his life be? What impact would it have on his brother Andrew, then only two? How on earth would Roy and I cope? That was the day normal life ended for Roy, Andrew and me. Perhaps youd expect me to say that, over time, I grew to...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(10/24/14)[Prayer]

    10/24/2014 6:00:52 AM PDT · by left that other site · 15 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 10/24/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Jobs In The Bible Lawyer (New International Version (NIV) 19"You shall not distort justice; you shall not be partial, and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous. 20"Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue, that you may live and possess the land which the LORD your God is giving you. (Deuteronomy 16)
  • Pat Buchanans Dishonesty

    10/24/2014 5:08:18 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 33 replies
    David Mills at Patheos ^ | October 21, 2014 | David Mills
    Not unsurprisingly, Pat Buchanan has teed off on Pope Francis, and he has done so dishonestly. His latest column will stand for many others of the same sort that mix distortion, assertion, misleading rhetorical questions, dishonest extrapolations, and selective quotation to attack the pope. These writers want to hit him and they don’t seem concerned to hit fairly. People who complained of how the media misrepresented Pope John Paul II and Benedict XVI have no problem using the same methods on Francis. And sadly, many conservative Catholics revel in watching the Holy Father get hit. I’ll give two examples from...
  • Marriage Amendment Needed Now

    10/23/2014 9:14:56 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 17 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | October 23, 2014 | William Donohue
    Bill Donohue calls for a constitutional marriage amendment: In 2004, Barack Obama said, I am not a supporter of gay marriage as it has been thrown aboutI think that marriage, in the minds of a lot of voters, has a religious connotation. Four years later he commented, I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Now, for me as a Christian, it is also a sacred union. Gods in the mix. God got thrown from the mix in 2012. Thats when President Obama, running for reelection, endorsed gay marriage. But even as late as last...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (10/24/2014) [Prayer]

    10/23/2014 9:12:46 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 20 replies
    24 October 2014 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer. Psalm 102:17 (KJV) ----
  • For Every Zach Wahls...

    10/23/2014 8:42:20 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 2 replies
    I am reprinting this article I ran in 2011, after reading this article; (This Lesbians Daughter Has Had Enough) written by the daughter of a lesbian Marriage which attempts to get behind the propaganda picture of pertfctly normal and Happy gay families.We live in the day of the Bibg Lie so we must speak the truth!Gay marriage has been rejected by every vote or referendum in every state of the union in which it has been proposed, including Iowa But it was foisted upon the state by Judicial fiat, over the objections of voters. Three of the Justices who imposed...
  • John-Roger Dies At 80; Founder of Controversial New-Age Church

    10/23/2014 8:36:23 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 22, 2014 | DAVID COLKER
    John-Roger Dies At 80; Founder of Controversial New-Age Church By DAVID COLKER John-Roger's church had thousands of followers, multimillion-dollar enterprises and celebrity endorsements John-Roger, a coal miner's son who founded the controversial new-age Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness church in the 1970s that had thousands of followers, multimillion-dollar enterprises and celebrity endorsements, died Wednesday at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica. He was 80. He had been in frail health for several years and died of pneumonia, said MSIA board member Mark Lurie. To awaken, keep going back inside of you The greatest challenge is not outer space; it's...
  • Turin Shroud Was Made For Medieval Easter Ritual, Historian Says

    10/23/2014 8:22:07 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 68 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | October 23, 2014 | Charlotte Higgins
    Turin Shroud Was Made For Medieval Easter Ritual, Historian Says Charles Freeman believes relic venerated as Jesus Christs burial cloth dates from 14th century and was used as a prop Charlotte Higgins 23 October 2014. The Turin shroud, revered by some as the burial cloth of Jesus, dates from the middle ages, historian says. Photograph: Antonio Calanni/AP When it is exhibited next year in Turin, for the first time in five years, 2 million people are expected to pour into the city to venerate a four-metre length of woven cloth as the shroud in which Jesus Christ was wrapped after...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-24-14, OM, St. Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop

    10/23/2014 8:13:44 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-24-14 | Revised New American Bible
    October 24, 2014Friday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Eph 4:1-6 Brothers and sisters:I, a prisoner for the Lord,urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received,with all humility and gentleness, with patience,bearing with one another through love,striving to preserve the unity of the spiritthrough the bond of peace; one Body and one Spirit, as you were also called to the one hope of your call;one Lord, one faith, one baptism;one God and Father of all,who is over all and through all and in all. Responsorial Psalm Ps 24:1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6...
  • Some Temptations to Avoid in the Wake of the Synod

    10/23/2014 7:52:08 PM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | October 21, 2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Some Temptations to Avoid in the Wake of the Synod By: Msgr. Charles PopeDeep concerns remain in the hearts of many Catholics regarding the just-closed Extraordinary Synod on the Family. I have written much in the past two weeks and you know my own concerns, especially the need for clarity on Catholic doctrine in those teachings most disputed by the western world: marriage, family, sexuality, and the dignity of human life. We need to keep praying, a lot!I must say, there are words in the Pope’s concluding address that I take to heart and hope will guide us going forward....
  • The Color of Vestments [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    10/23/2014 7:08:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | not given | Fr. William Saunders
    The Color of Vestments Fr. William Saunders Q: Would you please explain the different colors used at Mass and the vestments? In my travels, I have even seen blue and black vestments which I have never seen before.The Church’s liturgical norms do prescribe specific vestment colors for various celebrations. The purpose of utilizing different colors for vestments is twofold: first, the colors highlight the particular liturgical season and the faithful’s journey through these seasons. Second, the colors punctuate the liturgical season by highlighting a particular event or particular mystery of faith. The following explanation is based on the norms of...
  • The Crisis That Changed Pope Francis

    10/23/2014 6:54:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    Newsweek ^ | October23, 2014 | Paul Vallely
    He was not what she was expecting, in several ways. The man who would one day be Pope Francis had come to hold a service far from the grandeur of the great cathedral of Buenos Aires