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  • Peter in Jail - Five Facts of Faith We Learn from His Story

    06/30/2016 6:35:18 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-29-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Peter in Jail - Five Facts of Faith We Learn from His Story Msgr. Charles Pope • June 29, 2016 • Today’s Feast of Saints Peter and Paul honors two pillars of the early Church. While all the Apostles form the foundation, Peter and Paul stand out profoundly in terms of their influence and their work. And while some suggest a division between them, the Church insists that they must been seen together; hence their feast is set forth in this way.Indeed, those who see division between them base it on only one text (Galatians 2:11), in which St....
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(6/30/16)[Prayer]

    06/30/2016 5:57:44 AM PDT · by left that other site · 1 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 6/30/16 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible John The Gospels) (John 1) 35The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. 36When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, Look, the Lamb of God! 37When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. 38Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, What do you want? They said, Rabbi (which means Teacher), where are you staying? 39Come, he replied, and you will see. So they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him. It was...
  • Pakistani Muslim Clerics Allow Transgender Marriage

    06/29/2016 10:01:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Rodney Pelletier
    LAHORE, Pakistan (ChurchMilitant.com) - A group of Muslim clerics in Pakistan issued a religious decree on Sunday declaring that transgender people can marry. So-called transgenderism exists in the majority-Muslim country and is more widespread than Westerners might expect. In 2009, Pakistan added "third gender" to national identity cards, allowing them to vote in 2011, and in 2012 allowed them the ability to inherit property and assets. According to a 2009 census, up to 300,000 Pakistanis identified themselves as transgender. The religious decree known as "fatwa" declares, "The hijras are human beings and they have rights given by Islam....
  • Trump Gains with Highly Religious White Protestant Republicans

    06/29/2016 9:11:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KTIC-AM/FM ^ | June 29, 2016 | ABC News Radio
    Donald Trump has maintained and even increased his favorability numbers among white Protestant Republican voters in the past few weeks, a recent Gallup poll shows. The numbers stand in stark contrast to the latest ABC News-Washington Post poll showing his loss of support in the past few weeks among several other key voting blocs, including Hispanics and African-Americans. The Gallup poll found that Trumps favorability among highly religious white Protestant Republicans increased to 66 percent this month from 57 percent in the window between February and the end of May. The 9-point gain is reflective of attitudes among evangelical Republicans,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-30-16, OM, First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church

    06/29/2016 8:57:51 PM PDT · by Salvation · 26 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-30-16 | Revised New American Bible
    June 30, 2016 Thursday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Am 7:10-17 Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, sent word to Jeroboam,king of Israel:Amos has conspired against you here within Israel;the country cannot endure all his words.For this is what Amos says:Jeroboam shall die by the sword,and Israel shall surely be exiled from its land. To Amos, Amaziah said:Off with you, visionary, flee to the land of Judah!There earn your bread by prophesying,but never again prophesy in Bethel;for it is the kings sanctuary and a royal temple.Amos answered Amaziah, I was no prophet,nor have I belonged to...
  • EWTN Panel: Popes Comments on Marriage Unacceptable, Reckless

    06/29/2016 7:38:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 28 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | June 29, 2016 | Steve Skojec
    On the June 23rd episode of The World Over With Raymond Arroyo, we witnessed one of the best (if not the best) discussions of papal impropriety in mainstream Catholic news. Again and again, Arroyo shows us that he gets it. And his guests (even with Robert Royals tendency to softpedal things) are right there with him. If the video doesnt take you there directly, go to 27:46. Even if youre not a regular viewer of the show (or not a fan) this is definitely worth your time:
  • Who smiles like this near the moment of death?

    06/29/2016 7:08:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    altetia.org ^ | June 25, 2016
    Death is a tragedy for mortal man, and yet with faith in eternity and anticipation of the embrace of our heavenly Father, death becomes radiant. We share today the news of the death of Sister Cecilia, a Carmelite of Santa Fe in Argentina, who suffered from lung cancer. She astonished those who surrounded her in her agony, [smiling as she approached her culmination.] The Carmel of Santa Fe announced the death of Sister Cecilia to their brothers and sisters and friends of the Carmel, with a brief but profound note. Dear brothers, sisters and friends: Jesus! Just a few lines...
  • Brexit? Old Testament Salvation? Evidence of ETs? QA 29 June 2016 (video)

    06/29/2016 5:26:18 PM PDT · by Lera · 15 replies
    Koinonia House ^ | Jun 29, 2016 | Chuck Missler and Ron Matsen
    This week, Chuck and Ron discuss some more of your questions. If you would like to skip to a particular question, please use the times below: 04:30 - 7 Lampstands = the Church? 07:46 - What about the New Jerusalem? 14:17 - Brexit? 27:21 - Evidence of ETs? 35:45 - Anointing with Oil? 36:05 - Kingdom of Heaven? 42:45 - Where did Cain get his Wife? 46:15 - Gender of Angels? 47:31 - Love Vs. Fear? 49:20 - Source of Old Testament Salvation? 54:14 - Abandonment Wrath?
  • Is This Cave in Turkey the Place Where Saint Peter Celebrated Mass?

    06/29/2016 4:03:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies
    Aletelial ^ | June 22, 2016 | Daniel Esparza
    Chapter 11of the Acts of the Apostlessays that Antioch was the city in which, for the first time, the disciples of Jesus were called Christians. Tradition has enthroned Peter as the founder of the Church of Antioch, following the narration of the very same Book of Acts, which tells not only of the arrival of Peter and Barnabas to the Turkish city, but also of their preaching.Moreover, this very same tradition claims that it was in the Knisset Mar Semaan Kefa (Grotto of St. Peter in Aramaic) where Peter would celebrate the Eucharist for this community. That is to...
  • 3 saints who probably had learning disabilities (Catholic Caucus)

    06/29/2016 3:43:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Aletelial ^ | June 28, 2016 | Philip Kosloski
    In her book, The Shepherd Who Didn’t Run, on the life of Fr. Stanley Rother, America’s first declared martyr, María Ruiz Scaperlanda details how poor scholarship, possibly stemming from a learning disability, almost derailed Rother’s ordination. Recently Aleteia featured a prayer for struggling students to Saint Joseph Cupertino, another famously weak theologian, and it got us thinking about how God uses the sublimely brilliant, like Aquinas and Augustine, as well as everyday folks who do not feel called to be scholars, for his divine purposes.For instance, look at these three saints who failed numerous academic examinations, but continue to...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(6/29/16)[Prayer]

    06/29/2016 2:52:48 PM PDT · by left that other site · 11 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 6/29/16 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm Psalm 116:5-6 The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. The Lord protects the unwary; when I was brought low, he saved me.
  • The Final Form of The Roman Empire...Europe pt 6

    And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise. And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly...
  • Bishop Fellay: SSPX Does Not Seek Primarily a Canonical Recognition

    06/29/2016 2:05:40 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    The superior general of the Society of St. Pius X said in a June 29 statement that the Society does not seek primarily a canonical recognition. In the great and painful confusion that currently reigns in the Church, the proclamation of Catholic doctrine requires the denunciation of errors that have made their way into it and are unfortunately encouraged by a large number of pastors, including the Pope himself, said Bishop Bernard Fellay. The prelates new statement comes one month after he expressed optimism about an accord between the Vatican and the Society, which was founded by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre....
  • Brussels Archbishop Deals Potentially Fatal Blow to Rising Vocation Numbers

    06/29/2016 1:58:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/28/16 | Jan Bentz
    BRUSSELS, June 28, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) The Primate of Belgium, who has been in office less than a year, has closed down, for dubious reasons, a priestly fraternity that had been blessed with many vocations. At the end of last year, Jozef De Kesel was named the archbishop of Belgium's main See, Mechelen-Brussels, the successor of the traditionally-minded Archbishop Andr Lonard. While his predecessor was outspoken concerning pro-life issues and attacks on human sexuality, De Kesel promotes a church "not closed within herself" and that gives "reverence to homosexual people." Now De Kesel has taken yet another step towards the...
  • Supreme Court Justice Alito: 'Those Who Value Religious Freedom Have Cause for Great Concern'

    06/29/2016 1:50:27 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    The Stream ^ | 6/29/16 | Kelsey Harkness
    The Supreme Courts decision not to hear a case challenging a Washington state law that forces a family-owned pharmacy to dispense emergency contraceptives is an ominous sign for those who value religious freedom, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. said. If this is a sign of how religious liberty claims will be treated in the years ahead, those who value religious freedom have cause for great concern, Alito said Tuesday in a critical dissent. Alito was joined in his dissent by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Clarence Thomas, falling one justice short of the four needed for the...
  • Breakaway Catholic group accuses pope of spreading errors [SSPX]

    06/29/2016 11:02:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 29, 2016 1:27 PM EDT | Nicole Winfield
    A breakaway traditionalist Catholic group accused Pope Francis on Wednesday of spreading confusion and errors about the faith, joining a chorus of conservative criticism over his perceived lax doctrine and emphasis on mercy at the expense of morals. A statement from the schismatic Society of St. Pius X suggested that a new attempt at reconciliation with Rome had stalled, or that the society itself was divided over next steps and decided at least to take a hard line against Francis. The statement, issued after a meeting of the societys superiors, said its members werent primarily looking for a legal resolution...
  • Who May Speak, After Orlando?

    06/29/2016 9:37:44 AM PDT · by truthxchange · 23 replies
    www.truthXchange.com ^ | 6/28/2016 | Dr. Peter Jones
    Who has a right to speak out about homosexuality after the Orlando Gay Bar massacre, and what should be said? It is tempting for Christians who hold to the biblical condemnation of homosexuality to go silent, but is that right? One group that does not hesitate is ISIS, which from the beginning has openly claimed responsibility, describing the gunman as one of its heroic fighters. Various Islamic spokesmen, like Fahad Qureshi, admitted in 2013 that the desire to see homosexuals killed was a belief held even by “moderate” Muslims. Just weeks before Orlando, Muslim cleric Sheikh Farrokh Sekaleshfar, during a...
  • African cardinal rebukes Cardinal Marxs call for apology to homosexuals

    06/29/2016 8:28:40 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 28, 2016 | Claire Chretien
    In a pithy tweet on Saturday, a prominent South African cardinal rebuked German Cardinal Reinhard Marxs claim that the Church should apologize to homosexuals. God help us! Next well have to apologise for teaching that adultery is a sin! Political Correctness (PC) is todays major heresy! Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier tweeted. Napier posted his tweet in response to African pro-life and pro-family activist Obianuju Ekeocha, the founder of Culture of Life Africa, who tweeted an Irish Times article about Marxs comments. Marx, the Archbishop of Munich and Freising, said that up until very recently the Catholic Church had been very...
  • A Warning from Amos - What Do We Face?

    06/29/2016 6:32:09 AM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-28-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Warning from Amos - What Do We Face? Msgr. Charles Pope • June 28, 2016 • Though he lived in the Southern Kingdom of Judah, the prophet Amos was sent north by God to preach to the Northern Kingdom of Israel. Perhaps no other prophet was as searing in his condemnation and as demanding in his call as was Amos. His prophecies of doom largely came true in the form of a huge earthquake that struck the region in 760 B.C. (two years after his death) and forty years later in the utter conquest and destruction of Israel...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(6/29/16)[Prayer]

    06/29/2016 6:23:09 AM PDT · by left that other site · 14 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 6/29/16 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible John The Gospels) (John 1) 19Now this was Johns testimony when the Jewish leaders[c] 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...
  • Mainline Christian Denomination Praying to Allah?

    06/29/2016 6:04:50 AM PDT · by Lera · 124 replies
    CBN ^ | 6/28/16
    The Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. is raising eyebrows after lifting up prayers to Allah at its General Assembly meeting last week. "Allah bless us and bless our families and bless our Lord. Lead us on the straight path - the path of all prophets: Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad." These were the words that rang out over the congregation at The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, USA meeting in Portland, Oregon. Wajidi Said, co-founder of the Muslim Education Trust, led the attendees in the prayer to the Islamic deity - a move arranged by the Ecumenical and Interfaith...
  • Enjoying Friendship with God

    06/29/2016 6:01:59 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar? You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected; and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, 'And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness,' and he was called the friend of God. You see that a man is justified by works, and not by faith alone" (James 2:21-24). You are a friend of God if you love Him and obey His Word. Can you imagine life without friendsthose...
  • Integrity Draws Men to God

    06/29/2016 6:01:25 AM PDT · by metmom · 6 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    Then Darius the king wrote to all the peoples, nations, and men of every language who were living in all the land: May your peace abound! I make a decree that in all the dominion of my kingdom men are to fear and tremble before the God of Daniel; for He is the living God and enduring forever, and His kingdom is one which will not be destroyed, and His dominion will be forever. He delivers and rescues and performs signs and wonders in heaven and on earth, who has also delivered Daniel from the power of the lions (Daniel...
  • Polands history is a story of resilient Catholic faith

    06/29/2016 2:06:27 AM PDT · by Cronos · 4 replies
    Catholic world report ^ | 28 June 2016 | Filip Mazurczak
    With World Youth Day in Krakow just around the corner—a look at how the Catholic Church guarded Polish identity and culture throughout the centuries.This year is doubly important for the Catholic Church in Poland. In addition to hosting this year’s World Youth Day, Poland also celebrates the 1,050th anniversary of its Christian heritage in 2016. Since 966, Poland has often been Antemurale Christianitatis, the bulwark of Christianity against invasion, and has time and again defended our civilization. Now is the perfect opportunity to revisit the always dramatic, constantly inspiring, and often tragic history of the faith in this land that...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-29-16, SOL, Sts. Peter and Paul

    06/28/2016 10:20:32 PM PDT · by Salvation · 46 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-29-16 | Revised New American Bible
    June 29, 2016 Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul - Mass during the Day Reading 1 Acts 12:1-11 In those days, King Herod laid hands upon some members of the Church to harm them.He had James, the brother of John, killed by the sword,and when he saw that this was pleasing to the Jewshe proceeded to arrest Peter also.It was the feast of Unleavened Bread.He had him taken into custody and put in prisonunder the guard of four squads of four soldiers each.He intended to bring him before the people after Passover.Peter thus was being kept in prison,but prayer...
  • Who May Speak, After Orlando?

    06/28/2016 2:49:28 PM PDT · by truthxchange · 10 replies
    www.truthXchange.com ^ | 06/28/2016 | Dr. Peter Jones
    Who May Speak, after Orlando? Who has a right to speak out about homosexuality after the Orlando Gay Bar massacre, and what should be said? It is tempting for Christians who hold to the biblical condemnation of homosexuality to go silent, but is that right? One group that does not hesitate is ISIS, which from the beginning has openly claimed responsibility, describing the gunman as one of its heroic fighters. Various Islamic spokesmen, like Fahad Qureshi, admitted in 2013 that the desire to see homosexuals killed was a belief held even by “moderate” Muslims. Just weeks before Orlando, Muslim cleric...
  • Key #NeverTrump Leader Announces He's Now #MaybeTrump

    06/28/2016 11:42:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Charisma News' Chaisma Caucus ^ | June 28, 2016 | Bob Eschliman
    Matt Barber, one of the founding members of the #NeverTrump faction, has said he's glad he attended the gathering of evangelical leaders in New York City last week to meet with Donald Trump. The founder and editor of BarbWire.com was an early and enthusiastic supporter of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in the Republican presidential primary. But he recently wrote about his experience in The Big Apple for his website, noting the experience has moved him away from #NeverTrump to #MaybeTrump: For better or worse, this election has come down to two people: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Anyone who...
  • Benedict Endorses Pope Francis in Unprecedented Vatican Ceremony

    06/28/2016 10:24:02 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8/28/16 | AP
    Backing from retired pope at event to mark his 65th year as a priest may help Francis gain favour among church conservativesBenedict XVI has endorsed Pope Franciss ministry in an unprecedented Vatican ceremony featuring a reigning pontiff honouring a retired one on the 65th anniversary of his ordination as a priest. The ceremony in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace served in part to show continuity from Benedict to Francis amid continued nostalgia from some conservatives for the formers tradition-minded papacy. Francis had invited the entire Vatican Curia, or bureaucracy, to celebrate Benedicts anniversary, and prelates turned out in...
  • Vatican Disputes Report of 'Takeover' at Joseph Ratzinger Foundation

    06/28/2016 10:15:05 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The Vatican has issued a statement denying an Italian media report that Pope Francis has taken control of a foundation established by Pope Benedict XVI to promote theological studies. The Joseph Ratzinger- Benedict XVI Foundation was set up in 2010, and organize conferences and provide scholarships for theologians. The foundation was endowed by the funds generated by royalties from the many published works of Benedict XVI. However, the Vatican press office pointed out, from its inception the foundation was designed to be controlled by the Roman Pontiff, so that when Benedict XVI resigned and Pope Francis succeeded him, the control...
  • Moscow Patriarchate Tells Constantinople Democracy is Irrelevant in Church Life

    06/28/2016 10:08:48 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Interfax ^ | 6/27/16
    Moscow, June 27, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church reminds the Constantinople Patriarchate about incomparability of democracy traditions with taking decisions at the Council. The discussion started with the words of the Constantinople archbishop who made it clear that all decisions taken by the inter-Orthodox Council on Crete would be compulsory for all Orthodox Churches, including those who did not participate in it. "You come from a democracy. Everyone can vote. Now some people choose not to vote. Does that mean you don't live in a democracy?" Archbishop Job of Telmessos said resuming the results of the session on Friday...
  • Integrity Will Be Vindicated

    06/28/2016 8:20:12 AM PDT · by metmom · 4 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    Then Daniel spoke to the king, O king, live forever! My God sent His angel and shut the lions mouths, and they have not harmed me, inasmuch as I was found innocent before Him; and also toward you, O king, I have committed no crime. Then the king was very pleased and gave orders for Daniel to be taken up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no injury whatever was found on him, because he had trusted in his God. The king then gave orders, and they brought those men who had...
  • Dead Faith Versus Demonic Faith

    06/28/2016 8:19:39 AM PDT · by metmom · 30 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Someone may well say, 'You have faith, and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works.' You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder. But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless?" (James 2:18-20). Even demonic faith is better than dead faith! In recent years there has been an alarming rise in the number of professing Christians who believe that there's no necessary relationship between what they believe and what they do. They say...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(6/28/16)[Prayer]

    06/28/2016 7:20:10 AM PDT · by left that other site · 21 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 6/28/16 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible John The Gospels) (John 1) 1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning. 3Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it. 6There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7He came as a witness to testify...
  • What Does It Mean When Scripture Says That God Hardens Certain Human Hearts?

    06/28/2016 6:44:48 AM PDT · by Salvation · 21 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-27-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Does It Mean When Scripture Says That God Hardens Certain Human Hearts? Msgr. Charles Pope • June 27, 2016 • One of the more difficult biblical concepts to understand is that of God hardening the hearts and minds of certain people. The most memorable case is that of Pharaoh: before sending Moses to him, God said that He would “harden Pharaoh’s heart” (Ex 4:21). And there are other instances in which biblical texts speak of God hardening the hearts of sinners, even from among his own people.What are we to make of texts like these, which explicitly or...
  • Fooling the Nazis: How a Roman hospital invented K Disease to save dozens of Jewish lives

    06/28/2016 3:56:33 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Aletelial ^ | June 23, 2016 | Jess Colina
    The name was terrible, but the “K Disease” was not a lethal virus. It was actually the clever invention of Professor Giovanni Borromeo and a religious of the Hospital of the Brothers Hospitallers of Saint John of God, to save the lives of dozens of Jews persecuted by the Nazis during World War II.When the SS entered the Fatebenefratelli hospital located on the Tiber Island in Rome, medical personnel and religious explained to the Germans that behind the doors of two special wards, there were patients suffering from this terrible K Disease, some of whom were terminally ill. The...
  • Prayer for our American Heroes and our Nation

    06/28/2016 1:42:09 AM PDT · by Jeanbl · 6 replies
    June 28, 2016 | Jeanbl
    The hands of those who should know better are good at doing evil: the ruler and the judge ask for bribes; The people in power merely mention their deepest desires, and the ruler and judge make sure they happen. The best of them is as painful to deal with as a briar, the most honest of them like a hedge heavy with thorns. . . . Therefore, ~ look to the LORD ~ hope is in the True God who will save ~ God will hear. (Micah 7:3-4; 7)
  • Pope Says Gays and Others Marginalized by Church Deserve Apology

    06/27/2016 9:47:02 PM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 26, 2016 | Nicole Winfield
    Pope Francis says gays and all the other people the church has marginalized, such as the poor and the exploited deserve an apology. Francis was asked Sunday en route home from Armenia if he agreed with one of his top advisers, German Cardinal Reinhard Marx, who told a conference in Dublin in the days after the deadly Orlando gay club attack that the church owes an apology to gays for having marginalized them. Francis responded with a variation of his famous "Who am I to judge?" comment and a repetition of church teaching that gays must not be...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-28-16, M, St. Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr

    06/27/2016 9:01:19 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-28-16 | Revised New American Bible
    June 28, 2016 Memorial of Saint Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr Reading 1 Am 3:1-8; 4:11-12 Hear this word, O children of Israel, that the LORD pronounces over you,over the whole family that I brought up from the land of Egypt: You alone have I favored, more than all the families of the earth;Therefore I will punish youfor all your crimes. Do two walk togetherunless they have agreed?Does a lion roar in the forestwhen it has no prey?Does a young lion cry out from its denunless it has seized something?Is a bird brought to earth by a snarewhen there is no...
  • Does Whoopi Goldberg Understand What 'Pro-Life' Actually Means?

    06/27/2016 8:36:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | June 27, 2016 | Kristine Marsh
    Mondays The View opened by discussing this mornings Supreme Court decision to rule against Texas abortion clinic safety regulations. The panel praised the decision as a victory for womens rights to privacy while co-host Joy Behar said that the pro-lifers were just chipping away at Roe V. Wade. Whoopi Goldberg said she was thrilled about the ruling before strangely claiming she was pro-life; even claiming that all of the ladies on the show were pro-life, they just happened to be for a womans right to choose. Say what? The Supreme Courts decision was celebrated by most of the panelists on...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    06/27/2016 8:06:47 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 6 replies
    6-27-16 | Kitty Mittens
    Job 5:9 He Doeth Great Things, and Unsearchable, And Marvelous Things Without Number.
  • Exposing Dead Faith

    06/27/2016 7:14:45 PM PDT · by metmom · 9 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "What use is it, my brethren, if a man says he has faith, but he has no works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them, 'Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,' and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself" (James 2:14-17). Dead faith is hypocritical, shallow, and useless. Jesus said, "Let your light shine before men in...
  • Integrity Accepts God's Will

    06/27/2016 7:14:09 PM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    Then the king went off to his palace and spent the night fasting, and no entertainment was brought before him; and his sleep fled from him. Then the king arose with the dawn, at the break of day, and went in haste to the lions den. And when he had come near the den to Daniel, he cried out with a troubled voice. The king spoke and said to Daniel, Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you constantly serve, been able to deliver you from the lions? Then Daniel spoke to the king, O king, live...
  • A Lutheran Cannot be Pope

    06/27/2016 7:09:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 35 replies
    non veni pacem ^ | June 27, 2016 | non veni pacem
    Kleinjung: Too much beer Holy Father, I wanted to ask you a question. Today you spoke of the gifts of the shared Churches, of the gifts shared by the Churches together. Seeing that you will go in I believe four months to Lund for the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the reformation, I think perhaps this is also the right moment for us not only to remember the wounds on both sides but also to recognize the gifts of the reformation. Perhaps also this is a heretical question perhaps to annul or withdraw the excommunication of...
  • Gay Catholic Groups Want the Vatican to Do More Than Apologize

    06/27/2016 5:51:08 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 41 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 6/27/16 | Jim Yardley
    ROME Leaders of gay Catholic groups on Monday praised Pope Francis for saying that all Christians and the Roman Catholic Church owed an apology to gays for previous mistreatment, even as the groups called on the church to take more concrete steps to repudiate past teachings and condemn anti-gay violence. Streaking across the sky on Sunday night in his papal airliner, returning from a visit to Armenia, Francis also visibly winced, momentarily overcome with emotion, when a journalist, Cindy Wooden, mentioned the recent attack at an Orlando gay nightclub and noted that Christians are sometimes blamed for stigmatizing homosexuals....
  • Encyclical of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church

    06/27/2016 5:09:09 PM PDT · by NRx · 1 replies
    The Council of Crete ^ | 06-27-2016 | The Great & Holy Council of Crete
    Official Documents of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church Back Encyclical of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church ΕλληνικάEnglishрусскийfrançais ENCYCLICAL OF THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH Crete 2016 In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit With a hymn of thanksgiving, we praise and worship God in Trinity, who has enabled us to gather together during the days of the feast of Pentecost here on the island of Crete, which has been sanctified by St. Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles, and his...
  • Vatican Selling out Egyptian Christians to Buy Good Relations with Islam, Claim Copts

    06/27/2016 3:40:05 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    Anglican Ink ^ | 6/25/16 | Ashraf Ramelah
    Pope Francis, who is building bridges to build peace around the world, has naturally reached out to embrace Sunni Muslims. Last month, for the first time after years of Vatican silence, Pope Francis summoned to his private library in Rome grand imam Ahmed El-Tayeb of Cairos Al-Ahzar Mosque Institute. Absent a press release before this event, the Pope was quoted as saying, this meeting is the message leading all to dwell on the meaning and purpose of their 25 minutes together. Christians, especially Egyptian Coptic Christians, have observed the Catholic pope give the sign of peace to the grand...
  • Pope to Armenian Orthodox: Let Us Race Towards Full Communion!'

    06/27/2016 3:35:46 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    With great joy, we are walking together on a journey that has already taken us far, the Holy Father declared today at an ecumenical meeting in Yerevan, Armenia.YEREVAN, Armenia Working toward full communion is a project of love, humility and peace, Pope Francis told Armenian Orthodox leaders gathered at an ecumenical meeting on Saturday. With great joy, we are walking together on a journey that has already taken us far, and we look confidently towards the day when by Gods help we shall be united around the altar of Christs sacrifice in the fullness of Eucharistic communion, he said....
  • The Ecumenical Consequences of the Peace

    06/27/2016 9:35:58 AM PDT · by NRx · 47 replies
    First Things ^ | 06-24-2016 | Carl R. Trueman
    Many readers of this blog will be blissfully unaware of a storm that erupted recently among conservative Protestants over the doctrine of the Trinity. For those interested in the details, Christianity Today offers a good account of the issues here. As the dust now settles, it is clear that a number of influential evangelical theologians have for decades been advocating a view of the Trinity that radically subordinates the Son to the Father in eternity and often rejects the idea of eternal generation. They have used this revised doctrine of God to argue for the subordination of women to men...
  • Globalists Get Punched In The Face: Brexit Wins

    06/27/2016 8:35:49 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 9 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 6/24/16 | Gary
    In an amazing and unexpected turn of events the Brexit vote actually passed despite a massive and coordinated effort by the powers that be, EU bureaucrats, Obama, and major corporations to prevent it. Yesterday the betting odds favored Remain with an astonishing 84%, yet they were all wrong. Leave won 52 to 48. I can't begin to tell you the significance of this, suffice to say I think things may speed up substantially in the realm of Bible prophecy for the following reasons: 1. The EU is seemingly coming apart with other minority parties in other countries calling for...
  • In the Presence of a True Prophet, No One Escapes

    06/27/2016 6:37:04 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-26-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In the Presence of a True Prophet, No One Escapes Msgr. Charles Pope • June 26, 2016 • In daily Mass, we have begun reading from the prophet Amos. Amos was perhaps among the sternest of the prophets of old. But if you’ve ever met a real prophet, you know that being in the presence of one can be very disturbing. Prophets love God’s people, but they love them too much to withhold the truth.Prophets were famous for goring everyone’s ox. No one left the presence of a prophet untouched. Prophets didn’t choose sides; they didn’t excoriate only popular...