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  • America Prayer Vigil - July 22, 2018 [Prayer]

    07/21/2018 9:57:04 PM PDT · by SisterK · 3 replies
    Free Republic ^ | July 22, 2018 | Free Republic Intercessors
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. 1 John 5:14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. Religion Forum threads labeled Prayer are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pro-LGBT Catholic priest blasts brother priest for opposing Gay Pride

    07/21/2018 8:31:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 20, 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    A priest who made headlines for supporting the introduction of gender theory to Catholic schools has now attacked a faithful priest who refuses to burn incense before Emperor LGBT. Father Paul Morton, long-time pastor of St. Bride’s Roman Catholic Church in Motherwell, published an “open letter” to Glasgow’s Father Mark Morris on the “St. Bride’s RC” Facebook page, rebuking him for his attitude towards Glasgow’s LGBT Pride celebrations. Morris had just been dismissed as Catholic chaplain at Glasgow Caledonian University after holding a rosary service in reparation for what his parish advertisement called “the gross offence to God that...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 07-22-18, Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    07/21/2018 8:02:18 PM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-22-18 | Revised New American Bible
    July 22, 2018 Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jer 23:1-6 Woe to the shepherdswho mislead and scatter the flock of my pasture,says the LORD. Therefore, thus says the LORD, the God of Israel,against the shepherds who shepherd my people:You have scattered my sheep and driven them away. You have not cared for them,but I will take care to punish your evil deeds. I myself will gather the remnant of my flockfrom all the lands to which I have driven themand bring them back to their meadow;there they shall increase and multiply. I will appoint shepherds for them...
  • Bishops have been on a losing streak in U.S. political arena

    07/21/2018 8:01:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 20, 2018 | Christopher Manion
    America’s politicized Catholic bishops – and unfortunately, that means most of them – have had a pretty bad year. Their campaign demanding amnesty for illegal aliens and a wide-open border policy has been a flop. Consider: They opposed two immigration bills in Congress for not going far enough, but both failed for going too far. Some bishops are so frustrated that they lash out at politicians, even strong-pro-lifers who oppose Obama’s unconstitutional “Dreamers” amnesty. Amnesty is still the bishops’ prime mandate. But they have also suffered setbacks at the Supreme Court. First, the justices ruled that President Trump’s temporary ban...
  • Former Muslim: Dreams of Jesus, Miracle Healings Leading Millions to Christ Despite Persecution

    07/21/2018 7:47:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/21/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A pastor who has started hundreds of churches in Pakistan, where he suffered persecution for his faith, has chronicled his extraordinary journey in a new book where he says that divine healings and prophetic dreams are leading many Muslims to Jesus Christ.Pastor M El Masih, who started Cry of the Persecuted Church and now lives with his family in the United States, shared in an interview with The Christian Post some of his most difficult challenges growing up in Pakistan, where he studied and followed Islam and the Quran for years.In his book, From Persecution to the Promised Land, Masih,...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, 07-21-18

    07/21/2018 3:34:00 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | FranciscanMedia.org
    Franciscan Media Image: Statue of Saint Lawrence of Brindisi on the church at the Capuchin Friary and Seminary | photo by threecharlie Saint Lawrence of Brindisi Saint of the Day for July 21 (July 22, 1559 – July 22, 1619)  Saint Lawrence of Brindisi’s Story At first glance, perhaps the most remarkable quality of Lawrence of Brindisi is his outstanding gift of languages. In addition to a thorough knowledge of his native Italian, he had complete reading and speaking ability in Latin, Hebrew, Greek, German, Bohemian, Spanish, and French.Lawrence was born on July 22, 1559, and died exactly 60...
  • Straining Out Gnats but Swallowing Camels, as Seen in a Commercial

    07/21/2018 8:43:37 AM PDT · by Salvation · 22 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-20-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Straining Out Gnats but Swallowing Camels, as Seen in a Commercial Msgr. Charles Pope • July 20, 2018 • In the Gospel of Matthew (Mat 12:1-8), Jesus is rebuked for violating the Sabbath. This reminded me of the video below, which illustrates how we sometimes follow smaller rules while overlooking more important ones in the process.The Lord Jesus was often scorned by the people of His day, who claimed that He overlooked certain details of the law (often Sabbath observances). But those who rebuked Him for this were guilty of far greater violations. For example, [Jesus] went into the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Radical Vatican About to Take Vengeance on Father Stefano Manelli

    07/21/2018 7:45:44 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | July 21, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Radical Vatican About to Take Vengeance on Father Stefano Manelli Sanctions against Father Stefano Manelli, 85, the founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, are imminent, writes Marco Tosatti (July 21). Manelli’s order languishes under a Vatican commissioner since July 2013. The reasons for this crack down, never explained by the Vatican, are evident: for the present Vatican nomenclature, the Friars are “too Catholic”. According to Tosatti, a document containing sanctions against Manelli, authored by the Congregation for the Religious, is currently on Francis' table. After the sanctions are imposed, the Vatican will push for a General Chapter. The...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(7/21/18)[Prayer]

    07/21/2018 6:40:11 AM PDT · by left that other site · 14 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 7/21/18 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Shared Meal 
 (New Testament) Acts 6 The Choosing of the Seven 6 In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews[a] among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. 2 So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, “It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. 3 Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 21 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/21/2018 6:04:16 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 21 (NKJV) The LORD Considers the Heart 01 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, 00 Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes. 02 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, 00 But the LORD weighs the hearts. 03 To do righteousness and justice 00 Is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. 04 A haughty look, a proud heart, 00 And the plowing of the wicked are sin. 05 The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, 00 But those of everyone who is hasty,...
  • Judge Says Philadelphia Can Cut Contracts with Catholic Groups for Refusing Same-Sex Adoption

    07/21/2018 5:54:33 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 35 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/17/18 | Calvin Freiburger
    HILADELPHIA, July 17, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The city of Philadelphia has the power to suspend contracts with religious adoption agencies who refuse to place children in same-sex homes, a federal judge ruled Friday. Last year, a story about Bethany Christian Services turning away a same-sex couple raised public awareness of both it and Catholic Social Services (CSS) having a policy of placing children only in homes with a mother and/or a father. Despite both being expressly-religious organizations and the stance aligning with traditional Christian teaching, the city claimed to have been surprised by the revelation, and suspended its contracts with...
  • Forcing Priests to Report Abuse not a Breach of Human Rights: Watchirs [Australia]

    07/21/2018 5:48:40 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The Canberra Times ^ | 7/16/18 | Katie Burgess
    New laws that will force priests to break the seal of confession to report child abuse are not in breach of the ACT's human right laws, despite concerns about the impact on religious freedoms, the ACT's Human Rights Commissioner says. Under the territory's expanded reportable conduct scheme, priests in Canberra will be required to report allegations, offences or convictions related to children to the ACT Ombudsman within 30 days from March 31, 2019 - even if the information was gleaned in the confessional. But the Australian Catholics Bishops Conference wrote to ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr to say mandatory reporting...
  • Chinese Newspaper Alludes to Possible Visit by Pope Francis

    07/21/2018 5:44:09 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 7/17/18 | John Burger
    Government-approved periodical quotes expert comparing possible papal visit to Nixon's historic opening to China.News images of President Richard M. Nixon and the first lady, Patricia Nixon, walking along the Great Wall of China in 1972 stunned millions of television viewers because China and the United States had not had diplomatic relations since Mao Zedong’s victory in 1949. America was still fighting the Vietnam War, and the “Red Chinese” were still aiding the communist North Vietnamese. An equally stunning image could be broadcast on screens around the world in the near future: the white-clad pope of the Catholic Church being welcomed...
  • [Irish] Archbishop Says Youth Alienated by Catholic Church

    07/21/2018 5:37:33 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | 7/16/18 | Patsy McGarry
    ‘Catholics must learn new ways in which they can win young hearts,’ says Diarmuid MartinIrish Catholicism today is “foreign” to young people and needs to wake up to the situation, according to Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin. “Change is painful; there is, however, no alternative,” he said. “Irish religious culture is changing. The main body of the membership of Irish Catholicism and its leadership belong to an age and cultural group that is in many ways foreign to the culture of young people. The Irish church needs to waken itself to the urgency of this situation,” he said. “This will...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL 7/21/2018 [PRAYER]

    07/21/2018 1:59:43 AM PDT · by Maudeen · 21 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 7/21/2018
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA:All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems, the News, Media and Social Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (1 John 5:14) Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. PRAYER IS THE ULTIMATE WIRELESS CONNECTION
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-21-18, OM, St. Lawrence Brindisi, Priest and Doctor/Church

    07/20/2018 10:29:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-21-18 | Revised New American Bible
    July 21, 2018 Saturday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Mi 2:1-5 Woe to those who plan iniquity,and work out evil on their couches;In the morning light they accomplish itwhen it lies within their power.They covet fields, and seize them;houses, and they take them;They cheat an owner of his house,a man of his inheritance.Therefore thus says the LORD:Behold, I am planning against this race an evilfrom which you shall not withdraw your necks;Nor shall you walk with head high,for it will be a time of evil. On that day a satire shall be sung over you,and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Praxedes, Virgin (Gueranger)

    07/20/2018 9:24:54 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Simple ON THIS DAY Pudentiana’s angelic sister at length obtained from her Spouse release from bondage, and from the burden of exile that weighed so heavily on this last scion of a holy and illustrious stock. New races, unknown to her fathers when they laid the world at the feet of Rome, now governed the Eternal City. Nero and Domitian had been actuated by a tyrannical spirit; but the philosophical Cæsars showed how absolutely they misconceived the estinies of the great city. The salvation of Rome lay in the hands of a different dynasty: a century back, Praxedes’...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Apollinaris, 07-20-18

    07/20/2018 8:03:48 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 07-20-18 | FranciscanMedia.org
    Franciscan Media Image: Statue of Saint Apollinaris in Santa Maria del Suffragio, Ravenna | José Luiz Bernardes Ribeiro Saint Apollinaris Saint of the Day for July 20 (d. c. 79)  Saint Apollinaris’ Story According to tradition, Saint Peter sent Apollinaris to Ravenna, Italy, as its first bishop. His preaching of the Good News was so successful that the pagans there beat him and drove him from the city. He returned, however, and was exiled a second time. After preaching in the area surrounding Ravenna, he entered the city again. After being cruelly tortured, he was put on a ship...
  • [Catholic Caucus] A book about the McCarrick scandal? It’s already written

    07/20/2018 5:19:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | July 20, 2018 | Phil Lawler
    “Why don’t you write a book about the McCarrick scandal?” my friend asked me. I answered: “Because I already did!” True, The Faithful Departed doesn’t focus specifically on Cardinal McCarrick. But what this latest scandal has shown—the failure of the American bishops to hold each other accountable—was a major theme of that book, which was published ten years ago. Here’s a sample of what I wrote a decade ago. Again it wasn’t written with the McCarrick case in mind. But it applies nicely, don’t you think? The same corruption that produced the sex-abuse scandal, the greatest crisis in the history...
  • [Catholic Caucus] De Mattei: The Birth of Humanae Vitae in light of the Vatican Archives

    07/20/2018 5:02:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | July 18, 2018 | Roberto de Mattei
    De Mattei: The Birth of Humanae Vitae in light of the Vatican Archives Roberto de Mattei Corrispondenza Romana July 18, 2018 At the beginning of 2017, Pope Francis set up “a study committee” to prepare for the 50th anniversary of the encyclical Humanae Vitae (July 25th 2018). The existence of this “secret” committee was brought to light some months later by two Catholic publications Stilum Curiae* and Corrispondenza Romana** The committee coordinated by Monsignor Gilfedo Marengo, has the task of finding the documentation in the Vatican Archives, related to the preparatory work for Humanae Vitae, which occurred during and after...