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  • Peace! Peace! (PSUSA and Abortion)

    05/05/2016 7:41:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    SLO Abolish Human Abortion ^ | Published on Aug 18, 2014 | SLO Abolish Human Abortion
    A few months ago while standing in front of the abortion clinic pleading with folks not to kill there children I looked up and down the street trying to see what those who were entering the clinic could see. To my surprise just above the trees was a red steeple with a white cross on the top. How sad I thought, you can actually see a church from the front of the abortion clinic. Trying not to be cynical and deciding to put the best construction on things I thought, Maybe they don't know there are children being killed here,...
  • A Response to Adam Hamilton’s Recent Post on the Bible and Homosexuality

    05/05/2016 7:35:24 AM PDT · by xzins · 7 replies
    Patheos ^ | April 28, 2016 | Ben Witherington
    Adam Hamilton has once more entered into the fray of making pronouncements about what the Bible does and does not advocate when it comes to same sex sexual activity and same sex marriage, and you can read his post here, http://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/6876/the-bible-homosexuality-and-the-umc-part-one only the first of four such posts leading up to the General Conference in a couple of weeks. My concern is with the misinterpretation of the Bible in this post as well as the misrepresentation of Methodist cultural trends at various points and so once you’ve read what Adam says, then consider the following response. In the first place,...
  • Is It Ever Right to Bend the Law?"

    05/05/2016 7:06:19 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-04-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Is It Ever Right to Bend the Law? Msgr. Charles Pope • May 4, 2016 • Our relationship with God’s law is complex and we don’t often get it right. When it comes to God’s law we cannot forget that it is personal. That is, it is given to us by a loving God who wants to save us. Therefore, it is important to know both the law and the lawgiver, who is God.In the Deuteronomic code, each law is often followed by the phrase “I am the Lord.” It is as if the Lord is saying, “This is...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    05/05/2016 6:35:52 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 3 replies
    5/5/16 | Hiskid
  • Cardinal Müller: Amoris Laetitia is in Line with Previous Teaching on Communion

    05/05/2016 6:31:57 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 5/4/16 | Staff Reporter
    The cardinal said that if the Pope had wanted to change the discipline, he would have given a full explanationCardinal Gerhard Müller, the head of the Vatican’s doctrinal authority, has said that Pope Francis’s recent document is consistent with previous Church teaching. In a talk to seminarians in Oviedo, Spain, reported by the German newspaper Die Tagespost, Cardinal Müller, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), said that Amoris Laetitia does not say the divorced and remarried can take communion. John Paul II, Benedict XVI and the CDF have all said in the last 35...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(5/5/16)[Prayer]

    05/05/2016 6:29:43 AM PDT · by left that other site · 1 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/5/16 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Peter (The Gospel according to Matthew ) 69 Now Peter was sitting out in the courtyard, and a servant girl came to him. “You also were with Jesus of Galilee,” she said. 70 But he denied it before them all. “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” he said. 71 Then he went out to the gateway, where another servant girl saw him and said to the people there, “This fellow was with Jesus of Nazareth.” 72 He denied it again, with an oath: “I don’t know the man!” 73 After a little...
  • Examining the Clues (Evangelical & Protestant Caucus+Devotional)

    05/05/2016 5:34:59 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 2 replies
    Ligonier.Org ^ | 5/5/2016
    John’s vision in Revelation gives us some clues about what heaven is like. Heaven is charged with the absence of things that are conspicuously present in our earthly environment. What is absent? Some of the missing things include tears, death, sorrow, and pain: “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away” (Rev. 21:4, NIV). Certain types of people will also be absent. No unbelievers, abominable and sexually immoral people, murderers, sorcerers, idolaters, or liars will live in that place....
  • The Priority of Spiritual Unity

    05/05/2016 5:18:35 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "The names of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; and James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax-gatherer; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed Him" (Matt. 10:2-4). Unity in the Spirit is the key to a church’s overall effectiveness. Unity is a crucial element in the life of the church—especially among its leadership. A unified church can accomplish great things for Christ, but disunity can cripple or destroy it. Even...
  • Trials' Lessons: Humility

    05/05/2016 5:17:20 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “To keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to buffet me” (2 Corinthians 12:7). God sometimes uses trials to humble believers. Professional athletics, as a whole, makes up one of the least humble sectors in modern American society. Players with multi-million dollar salaries and extravagant benefits have replaced those who played because they loved their sport and had great community loyalty. One such noble model from the past was Lou Gehrig, the Hall of Fame first baseman with the New York Yankees, whose career ended in 1939 after he...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-05-16, SOL, Ascension of the Lord

    05/04/2016 8:35:23 PM PDT · by Salvation · 26 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-05-16 | Revised New American Bible
    May 5, 2016 Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord Reading 1 Acts 1:1-11 In the first book, Theophilus,I dealt with all that Jesus did and taughtuntil the day he was taken up,after giving instructions through the Holy Spiritto the apostles whom he had chosen.He presented himself alive to themby many proofs after he had suffered,appearing to them during forty daysand speaking about the kingdom of God.While meeting with them,he enjoined them not to depart from Jerusalem,but to wait for “the promise of the Fatherabout which you have heard me speak;for John baptized with water,but in a few days...
  • Scenes from the Orthodox Easter Services (Christ is risen!)

    05/04/2016 6:06:00 PM PDT · by NRx · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 05-03-2016 | Saint Petersburg Theological Academy
    On the night of April 30 to May 1, 2016 the rector, students, staff of the St. Petersburg Theological Academy and the congregation gathered in the academic church of St. John the Evangelist, that together with the entire Orthodox Church to share the greatest joy and jubilation encounter with the Risen Savior.
  • AHA on the phone with LifeChurch.TV

    05/04/2016 6:01:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Abolish Human Abortion ^ | Published on Jun 24, 2013 | Abolish Human Abortion
    Director of the Abolitionist Society of Oklahoma talk with LifeChurch.tv staff LifeGroups staff member about their ministry opportunities regarding abortion and crisis pregnancy situations. Abolitionist discusses LifeChurch.tv's position on abortion, whether they preach against it as Sin, whether they bring the Gospel into conflict with it, or practice any kind of local church discipline regarding those who abort their children, or those who believe that people ought to have a right to murder their children, image bearers of God, and the neighbors we have been commanded to love as ourselves. We didn't actually expect the phone call to be anything...
  • WHAT KIND OF DISCIPLES IS LIFECHURCH.TV MAKING? WATCH AND SEE

    05/04/2016 5:40:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Abolish Human Abortion ^ | Published on Sep 9, 2014 | Abolish Human Abortion
    WHAT KIND OF DISCIPLES IS LIFECHURCH.TV MAKING? WATCH AND SEE Yet again a member of LifeChurch.TV shows up to the abortion clinic because of sin and in justification of their sin appeal to all kinds of un-Christian reasoning. LifeChurch.TV, this is your fruit. VIDEO ONLY ON LINK
  • Trials' Lessons: Faith

    05/04/2016 4:47:19 PM PDT · by metmom
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac; and he who had received the promises was offering up his only begotten son” (Hebrews 11:17). The main reason God allows trials in the lives of Christians is to test the strength of their faith. The memorable example in Genesis 22 of Abraham’s testing is perhaps the severest trial any human being has ever faced. When God told Abraham to offer his only son Isaac as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of Moriah (Gen. 22:1-2), Abraham no doubt was stunned. In terms of God’s nature, His plan...
  • Chosen to be Sent

    05/04/2016 4:46:16 PM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Having summoned His twelve disciples, [Jesus] gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every kind of disease and every kind of sickness. Now the names of the twelve apostles were these" (Matt. 10:1-2). Every disciple must also be a discipler. Have you ever met someone who constantly absorbs what the church has to offer, yet never seems to plug into a ministry where he can give to others? I've met many people like that. Some have attended church for many years, and have even taken evangelism and other special training classes. But they never...
  • Pope Francis to Muslims: "We Are Brothers"

    05/04/2016 4:33:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 84 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | May 4, 2016 | Giuseppe Nardi
    The Catholic Church leader called for "building" the Christian-Islamic dialogue with patience: "The work that they do, is a work of building." The Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies, was the initiator of the letter of 138 Muslim representatives in 2007. It was written in response to the famous Regensburg speech of Benedict XVI. Pope Francis: "In a meeting like this dialogue is the operative word. And dialogue means to come out - with the word and with yourself. To say his word and hear the word of the other. Two words come together there, two thoughts. This is the first...
  • Trans Sexuality is Gnostic to the core...Gender 4

    For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;(Romans 1:25-27)We live in baffling times. The very...
  • Televangelist Paula White Hawks Resurrection Life for $1144 "Seed"

    05/04/2016 2:22:04 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 56 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Leonardo Blair | April 19 2016
    Longtime televangelist and senior Pastor of New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Florida, Paula White offered her followers an Easter Sunday deliverance from a spiritual death sentence for a $1,144 "resurrection seed" she says was set by God. Preaching the story of Lazarus who Jesus resurrected from the dead in John 11:38-44, White promised believers in a video appeal that if they would sow the seed and have faith, she believed deliverance would come. "I don't know what is dead. I don't know what the enemy sent a death to. I don't know what decision that caused death to come...
  • Cardinal Müller: Communion Remains Off-Limits for “Remarried” [Catholic Caucus]

    05/04/2016 2:18:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | May 4, 2016 | Maike Hickson
    News is now spreading about Cardinal Gerhard Müller’s varied remarks on marriage, as well as on the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia itself, during his trip to Spain at the beginning of May. As the Spanish website Infocatolica.com now reports, Cardinal Müller spoke at a presentation of his new book on hope at the Francisco de Vitoria University in Madrid, Spain, where he affirmed and confirmed the traditional view of marriage and the “impossibility” of changing that clear doctrine. “It is not possible to live in God’s grace while living in a sinful situation,” he said, and continued by saying that...
  • How should I talk about Religion with my Jehovah Witness sister? Vanity.

    05/04/2016 12:46:01 PM PDT · by Zeneta · 92 replies
    Me | 5/04/2016 | Vanity
    How should I talk about Religion with my Jehovah Witness sister? I love my slightly older sister but I think/know she's gone nuts with her adherence to the Jehovah's Witnesses. While I rarely talk or see her, we are deeply connected, most objective people would say we are estranged. I can't go that far. Regardless of circumstance, we have always been able to connect. She has always been an "All or nothing" person, believing virtually anything and everything. While in school she excelled in math and computer programing but ran off to the Colorado Mountains to be a Ski Bunny...
  • Popular Megachurch Pastors to Host Faith-Based Talk Show 'The Preachers' on Fox This Summer

    05/04/2016 12:38:03 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 12 replies
    Chriatian Post ^ | May 3, 2016| | LEONARDO BLAIR
    Four popular megachurch pastors are promising to bring an interesting combination of hope, comedy and honesty in a new faith-based talk show to be tested on FOX this summer called "The Preachers." "The Preachers" will be hosted by John Gray, an associate pastor at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas; E. Dewey Smith Jr., senior pastor at The House of Hope Atlanta and The House of Hope Macon; Orrick Quick, pastor and founder of God Seekers Church in High Point, North Carolina, and Jamal Bryant, pastor and founder of Empowerment Temple AME Church in Baltimore, Maryland. Asked in an interview with...
  • Unraveling the Mystery (Protestant&Evangelical Devotional and Caucus)

    05/04/2016 12:31:57 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 1 replies
    Ligonier.Org ^ | 5/4/2016
    The place we will occupy in the future will be similar to places we occupy now, but there will also be differences. The heavenly place will be a place of manifest glory. Our bodies will have continuity with our present bodies. There will also be discontinuity. Our new bodies are shrouded in mystery—we see through the glass darkly. Yet we receive hints about our glorified bodies by comparisons with Jesus, as well as by His words that we will be “like the angels” (Matt. 22:30). Paul gives further hints: After discussing various kinds of bodies we experience on this planet,...
  • 4 Reasons Why Every Christian Should be Pro-Life on Abortion

    05/04/2016 12:20:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | May 3 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Lately, a number of abortion activists have been claiming that their faith is the reason they support abortion. Abortionist Willie Parker calls his deadly practice a “ministry,” saying Christianity inspires him to help pregnant women who are struggling. Abortionist-in-training Carolyn Payne says Christianity led her to believe that doing abortions “is one of the most meaningful ways I feel I can contribute to making the world a more fair and equal place for women.” Equality and compassion toward the suffering are key aspects of Christianity, but abortion supporters who call themselves Christians limit these values, refusing to extend them to...
  • 2 Investigators: Pastor Says Chicago Cops Beat Her During Road Rage Incident

    05/04/2016 11:03:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | April 28, 2016 | By Dave Savini
    CBS) — A woman with two small children in her car tried to pull into her driveway. That simple task ended with Chicago police officers pointing a gun to her head and charging her with attempted murder. CBS 2’s Dave Savini has police video, the 9-1-1 calls and complaints against these officers. In 2013, Rev. Catherine Brown found herself in a violent struggle with Chicago police, which was caught on squad car cameras. It began when Brown was driving down her alley heading to her driveway. Around a bend she says she saw a squad car speeding towards her without...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(5/4/16)[Prayer]

    05/04/2016 8:35:49 AM PDT · by left that other site · 9 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/4/16 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm 22 David sang to the Lord the words of this song when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. 2 He said: “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; 3     my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,     my shield[a] and the horn[b] of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior—     from violent people you save me. 4 “I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise,     and have been saved from my...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(5/4/16)[Prayer]

    05/04/2016 8:20:58 AM PDT · by left that other site · 13 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/4/16 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Peter (The Gospel according to Mark ) 66 While Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant girls of the high priest came by. 67 When she saw Peter warming himself, she looked closely at him. “You also were with that Nazarene, Jesus,” she said. 68 But he denied it. “I don’t know or understand what you’re talking about,” he said, and went out into the entryway.[a] 69 When the servant girl saw him there, she said again to those standing around, “This fellow is one of them.” 70 Again he...
  • Does the Bible Really Predict an Antichrist Who Will Wreak Worldwide Havoc During the End Times?

    05/04/2016 8:15:57 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 54 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Billy Hallowell
    I found it curious that THIS is what the Blaze has on its front page the day after Indiana. If anyone was wondering Glenn Beck's next move... Link only.
  • Some Things You May Not Know About Vivaldi

    05/04/2016 7:51:39 AM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-04-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Some Things You May Not Know About Vivaldi Msgr. Charles Pope • May 3, 2016 • One of my favorite composers is Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741). While I love his secular pieces (such as The Four Seasons), I am especially fond of his Church music. It is so light, bright, and tuneful! Vivaldi loved to go up and down the musical scale, varying the theme a half step at a time.Ah, Vivaldi, he’s right up there with Handel, Bach, and Mozart! I consider him to be an especially Catholic treasure given his large body of sacred Latin liturgical music.Here are...
  • New Vatican Magazine Criticises Church for 'Ignoring Role of Women'

    05/04/2016 5:46:45 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The Tablet (UK) ^ | 5/3/16 | Christopher Lamb
    The magazine, which launched today, started as a monthly section in the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore RomanoThe Church has ignored the female contribution to Catholic culture in recent years, according to an editorial in a new women’s magazine published by the Vatican’s semi-official newspaper. Lucetta Scaraffia, the co-ordinator of Women-Church-World, the new monthly magazine published by L’Osservatore Romano, said that a “hidden revolution” had taken place during the last century with women making an increasingly important contribution to the intellectual life of Catholicism. But this, she explained, had been “almost ignored” by the Church even though it had intensified in the...
  • Police Charge Bishop was Kidnapped, Beaten by His Own Priests

    05/04/2016 5:42:13 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Crux ^ | 5/3/16 | Nirmala Carvalho
    MUMBAI – Police in India on Monday arrested 14 people for the kidnapping and beating of a Catholic bishop on April 25, including three of the bishop’s own priests, at least one of whom is believed to have been upset that he was recently denied a requested position in the diocese. The main culprit charged in the arrest is Father Raja Reddy from Jammalamadugu, located in the diocese of Cuddapah in southern India, which is led by Bishop Prasad Gallela, 54, who is currently recovering from injuries sustained in the kidnapping. Sources told Crux that Raja Reddy had requested the...
  • Europe's Bishops Call Unified Line on Refugee Crisis 'Impossible'

    05/04/2016 5:38:00 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Crux ^ | 5/3/16 | Ines San Martin
    ROME— Despite Pope Francis’ repeated calls for a comprehensive Catholic response to the European refugee crisis, Europe’s bishops declared Tuesday they don’t have a common line, arguing that the differing realities of each country makes a uniform response impossible. “We have talked long about migration, but the problem can’t be explained in a three-line statement,” said Hungarian Cardinal Péter Erdő of Budapest, Hungary, President of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences. When asked about walls being built around several countries, including Hungary, Erdő didn’t give a resounding “no,” saying that those who are doing so are building “wire fences” with...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-04-16

    05/03/2016 9:00:18 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-04-16 | Revised New American Bible
    May 4, 2016 Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 17:15, 22—18:1 After Paul’s escorts had taken him to Athens,they came away with instructions for Silas and Timothyto join him as soon as possible. Then Paul stood up at the Areopagus and said:“You Athenians, I see that in every respectyou are very religious.For as I walked around looking carefully at your shrines,I even discovered an altar inscribed, ‘To an Unknown God.’What therefore you unknowingly worship, I proclaim to you.The God who made the world and all that is in it,the Lord of heaven and earth,does not...
  • The Real Sexual Revolution...gender pt 3

    And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.(Genesis 2:23-25)For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman,...
  • Strong Warnings from the Founders and Early American Leaders for America

    05/03/2016 8:03:03 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 4 replies
    Dear Friends, One of the most remarkable observations in the study of history is the caution and warnings that are always given by Founders of great civilizations. It seems that those who lay foundations for great civilizations are quite aware of the seeds of pride, selfishness, and contention in human nature which over time usually begin to manifest themselves in society--even good societies. These Founders, realizing the tendency of human nature to degenerate, have always closed their public ministries with solemn warnings of the dire consequences of departing from the lofty ideals they established. Moses gave the children of Israel...
  • Catholic College Employee Investigated By Police For Saying There Are Only Two Genders

    05/03/2016 7:14:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | April 28, 2016 | Amanda Prestigiacomo
    Blasphemy was committed on a Catholic university campus: An employee at the "Catholic" school stated her belief, rooted in Catholicism, that there are only two genders. An unnamed employee at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles has been suspended and is currently being investigated for a “hate crime” by the university’s Bias Incident Response Team and the LAPD for “denying transgenderism” when she stated that there are only two genders, reports The College Fix. On April 14, the employee engaged in a “dialogue” with three students who were hanging up posters for “Rainbow Week” on campus. Cosette Carleo, who identifies...
  • BRING BACK THE LOWLY ALTAR BOY (Catholic Caucus)

    05/03/2016 5:22:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    reginamag.com ^ | May 2 2016 | Beverly Stevens, REGINA Editor
    With all the hullabaloo on this topic, I have tried valiantly to avoid having a knee-jerk opinion on altar girls. Now, however, I have actually spent some time thinking about it. And I do have an opinion, based on my personal experience both as a Catholic mother and REGINA’s Editor. I raised a son and a daughter in the Catholic Church in Connecticut in the 1990’s and 2000’s. My daughter had zero interest in being an altar ‘server’ and I was somewhat dubious about then-popular claims that serving the altar would somehow prepare her to have a successful career. In...
  • Pope Francis targeted with sickening abuse by Twitter trolls after posting about Jesus

    05/03/2016 3:10:59 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 29 replies
    Mirror (UK) ^ | 3 May 2016 | Anthony Bond
    WARNING - UPSETTING CONTENT: The Pope was subjected to violent sexual imagery after writing of Jesus' "love for us" on Twitter Reuters Pope Francis arrives at the weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican Pope Francis has been subjected to abusive tweets after writing about Jesus' love on Twitter The Pope has been targeted by Twitter trolls with sickening abuse after he posted a message about Jesus on the social networking site. Pope Francis was subjected to the vile abuse just seconds after writing on his Twitter page. He wrote: "Jesus Christ, the incarnation of God’s mercy, out...
  • PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON NAMED COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER Catholic Caucus

    05/03/2016 12:09:07 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 40 replies
    President Bill Clinton will deliver the keynote address at Loyola Marymount University’s undergraduate commencement ceremony, LMU President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D., has announced. President Clinton’s nephew, an undergraduate student, is participating in the commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 7, 2016. “President Clinton is one of the great statesmen of our time, and he will address our students as they embark on the next stage of their lives,” Snyder said. “His commitment to improving the lives of other people, during and beyond his career in U.S. politics, embodies the ethos of becoming women and men with and for others. President Clinton...
  • The Latter glory of this house will be greater[charismatic CAUCUS]

    05/03/2016 11:06:38 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    the Joshua Chronicles ^ | 5-3-16 | bible,HolySpirit
    My train of Glory is about to shine, All over my children for through my blood they are divine, Now I shall come down and rest, Upon my treasure chest, For this is where ever they are gathered in My Name, Shouting out My Fame, "To the ones that have overcome and pushed through", " I AM Chasing after you ", MY Glory is about to reveal, The Fullness of My Kingdom's Seal, The Father's Heart now fully revealed, Not just a sector but as a whole, Not just a faith or trust "now you shall know", The Fullness of...
  • Pulling up Roots from Reality - A Review of a Cogent Analysis of the Post-Cartesian West

    05/03/2016 7:22:04 AM PDT · by Salvation · 22 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-02-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Pulling up Roots from Reality - A Review of a Cogent Analysis of the Post-Cartesian West Msgr. Charles Pope • May 2, 2016 • René DescartesOver the years I have attempted to trace the philosophical disaster of our modern world. Certainly the fundamental roots can be traced back to the breakdown of the medieval synthesis, the rise of nominalism, and the doubts of Descartes. These introduced a disconnect from reality. Descartes introduced a radical doubt in anything seen or experienced, and this disconnects us from reality. If we pull up roots from reality and the revelation of creation, we...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(5/3/16)[Prayer]

    05/03/2016 6:09:35 AM PDT · by left that other site · 16 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/3/16 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Peter (The Gospels ) 51 With that, one of Jesus’ companions reached for his sword, drew it out and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear. 52 “Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword. (Matthew 26) 47 Then one of those standing near drew his sword and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear. (Mark 14) 49 When Jesus’ followers saw what was going to happen, they said, “Lord,...
  • Catholic University Fires Employee for ‘Denying Transgenderism’

    05/03/2016 6:04:59 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    Church Militant TV ^ | 5/2/16 | Rodney Pelletier
    Police and school investigating incident as a hate crimeLOS ANGELES (ChurchMilitant.com) - A Los Angeles Jesuit university has fired an employee for telling students there are only two genders — male and female. In April, Catholic Loyola Marymount University (LMU) allowed LGBT Student Services (LGBTSS) to hold LGBTQ+ Awareness Week, also known as Rainbow Week. Posters were put up throughout campus, but on April 14 three members of the club noted some were taken down and placed behind a garbage can. They retrieved the posters and put them back up, claiming an unnamed employee of the Alumni Relations office approached...
  • Understanding the Future (Protestant/Evangelical Devotional & Caucus)

    05/03/2016 5:12:13 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 6 replies
    Ligonier.Org ^ | 5/3/2015
    When we ask questions about matters that elude our full understanding, we tend to look for models or patterns that are similar to what we do understand. We seek for clues to a new and different paradigm. The shift from earthbound thinking to conceiving of heaven is a massive paradigm shift. To speak of our mysterious future is to search for analogies that will give us a hint about what to expect. We cannot say what heaven is, but the Bible does give us hints as to what it is like. We try to imagine the unknown in the light...
  • Prayer for our American Heroes and Our Nation

    05/03/2016 3:12:50 AM PDT · by Jeanbl · 7 replies
    May 3, 2016 | Jeanbl
    God arises, and His enemies are scattered. . .Sing to God! Sing praise to his name! Exalt the One who rides on the clouds. The LORD is His name. . .The chariots of God are innumerable; there are thousands upon thousands of them. The Lord is in their midst . . .Blessed be the Lord who daily carries us. God is our deliverer. Come, let us gather to bless the True God and to praise the LORD, He who is the fountain of Israel, the source of our life! . . . Your God is the One who has...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-03-16, FEAST, Sts. Philip and James, Apostles

    05/02/2016 9:46:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-03-16 | Revised New American Bible
    May 3, 2016 Feast of Saints Philip and James, Apostles Reading 1 1 Cor 15:1-8 I am reminding you, brothers and sisters,of the Gospel I preached to you,which you indeed received and in which you also stand.Through it you are also being saved,if you hold fast to the word I preached to you,unless you believed in vain.For I handed on to you as of first importance what I also received:that Christ died for our sinsin accordance with the Scriptures;that he was buried;that he was raised on the third dayin accordance with the Scriptures;that he appeared to Cephas, then to...
  • “Church” of Scientology Accused of Forcing Woman to Have Abortion

    05/02/2016 9:16:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | May 2 2016 | Emily Derois
    After decades of coercion, former Scientologist Laura DeCrescenzo is suing the Church of Scientology for allegedly forcing her to have an abortion. It was 1991 when 12-year-old DeCrescenzo said she signed a contract promising “eternal devotion to a religious order – not just for this lifetime, but for all future lifetimes,” according to ABC7. As her parents were devout scientologists, they supported her decision to move to the Scientology’s Pacific Area Command Base, despite her young age. Yet when she became pregnant at 17, DeCrescenzo’s new home would become her prison. She said she was immediately pressured into aborting the...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    05/02/2016 7:11:38 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 7 replies
    5-2-16 | Kitty Mittens
    Psalm 104:1 My Soul, Praise thou the Lord; O Lord my God, thou art Exceedingly Great; Thou art Clothed with Glory and Honor.
  • The Sexual Revolution; Particularly cruel to Women...Gender pt 2

    A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are truel.(Proverbs 12:10)For more than 70 years there has been an out of control forest-fire raging in the former Judeo/Christian world, which has wreaked seismic levels of misery and even death to literally millions of people. Ironically the scope of the evil it has inflicted, is little appreciated, in fact there are many who believe this out of control cultural fire represents “progress”. I speak of the Sexual revolution. This raging and destructive fire was sparked by a confluence of historical events, such as...
  • Ancient Christian Artifacts at the Louvre

    05/02/2016 3:59:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    New Liturgical Movement ^ | April 19, 2016 | GREGORY DIPIPPO
    Our Ambrosian correspondent Nicola de’ Grandi was recently in Paris, and took these photographs of some of the ancient Christian artworks kept at the Louvre Museum. A gilded piece of glass of the type frequent used as grave markers in ancient Christian burial sites; this was a fairly precious object both for its gold, but also because glass was difficult to make in antiquity, and considered a kind of jewel. The image is of the Prophet Jonah being thrown out of the boat, and swallowed by the “whale”, here a large sea monster. (The Hebrew word “bechamah” can also mean either. Jonah...
  • A Reason for Lukewarm Catholics

    05/02/2016 11:50:24 AM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    Catholic Stand ^ | May 1, 2016 | David Roney
    It is all too common to hear stories about fallen away Catholics, and how fewer are attending Mass and following their faith. Many blame theirs or others’ lukewarm faith or lack of catechesis on priests, their schools, bishops, Vatican II, popes, liturgical abuses, scandals, or any number of things. The problem of being lukewarm is mentioned in Revelation 3:16, where it states, rather indelicately but deliberately, “But because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold, not hot, I will begin to vomit thee out of my mouth.”We hear regular criticism that the Church is failing Catholics and thus the world,...