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  • An app to follow and learn more about the Mass

    09/21/2014 5:54:08 AM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Rome Reports ^ | September 20, 2014
    This educational app offers the Mass from a different point of view. It's called "Mass Explained” and it is the perfect way to understand and learn more about the meaning of the actions, words, signs and rites of the Mass. It explains the Roman Rite, the Mass the majority of Catholics are familiar with. Additionally, it explores each section of the liturgy with prayers and unique gestures.  The app is interactive and includes 3D videos and panoramic photos. It also contains biblical references, quotes from the Fathers of the Church, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and encyclicals.  "Mass Explained” is...
  • HEINOUS NEW LOW: Syrian rebels sabotage vaccinations, killing 50 babies

    09/21/2014 5:07:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | September 19, 2014
    As proof of their bravery, rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are suspected of sabotaging a batch of measles vaccinations, leading to the deaths of up to 50 young children. If true, it's a new low in an especially discouraging chapter of modern history.LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Dozens of infants in the rebel-held cities of Jarjanaz and Sinjar in Idlib province fell ill and died after being given the drugs. The causes of death has not yet been established. Officials reportedly suspect the vaccines may have been tampered with while left unguarded in a storage facility in...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(9/21/14)[Prayer]

    09/21/2014 4:26:10 AM PDT · by left that other site · 3 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 9/21/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Jobs In The Bible Cook (New International Version (NIV) 10Samuel told all the words of the Lord to the people who were asking him for a king. 11He said, This is what the king who will reign over you will claim as his rights: He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots. 12Some he will assign to be commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and others to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and still others...
  • Dimensions of Discipleship A Homily for the 25th Sunday of the Year

    09/21/2014 3:20:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 9/20/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    This is one of those parables that rock our world and our worldly way of thinking. And frankly, that is one of its purposes. We are tempted to side with the laborers who were hired first and who worked the longest. When we find out that they got paid the same as the men who only worked an hour the thought occurs to us that somehow this is unfair.But, think very carefully before asking God to be fair. What we really should ask of God is that he be merciful. For if he were fair, wed all be in Hell...
  • Who Do You Worship ?

    09/21/2014 2:36:39 AM PDT · by knarf · 12 replies
    youtube ^ | October 13, 2012 | unknown
    Published on Oct 13, 2012 FAIR USE NOTICE: This video may contain copyrighted material. Such material is made available for educational purposes only. This constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 U.S.C. section 107 of the US Copyright Law.
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 09-21-14, Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    09/20/2014 7:49:34 PM PDT · by Salvation · 30 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-21-14 | Revised New American Bible
    September 21, 2014Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Is 55:6-9 Seek the LORD while he may be found,call him while he is near.Let the scoundrel forsake his way,and the wicked his thoughts;let him turn to the LORD for mercy;to our God, who is generous in forgiving.For my thoughts are not your thoughts,nor are your ways my ways, says the LORD.As high as the heavens are above the earth,so high are my ways above your waysand my thoughts above your thoughts. Responsorial Psalm Ps 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18 R/ (18a) The Lord is near to all who call upon...
  • 'God's Not Dead' Actor Kevin Sorbo Says Hollywood Is 'Waking Up' to Christian Films

    09/20/2014 7:44:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/20/2014 | BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    One of the lead actors in the hit Christian film "God's Not Dead" recently shared his opinion on why Hollywood tends to make relatively few Christian-themed films. Kevin Sorbo, an actor who played the skeptical professor in the blockbuster film, recently talked with Peter Heck on his radio program about "God's Not Dead" and Hollywood movies. Observing the huge success of "God's Not Dead," Heck noted that there "is a market" for Christian films and asked Sorbo when he thinks Hollywood will "get it." "I don't think it's an 'us vs. them' sort of mentality. But I live in this...
  • Did Jacob Cheat Esau?...The Bible and ISlam pt 6

    And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents. And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob. And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint: And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom. And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright. And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what...
  • Archbishop of Canterbury questions God's existence

    09/20/2014 6:22:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Week UK ^ | 09/20/2014
    Justin Welby admits he sometimes doubts the existence of God, but he is certain about Jesus. The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby last weekend gave a powerful statement about his recent doubts over the existence of God. Welby disclosed that recently, while he was jogging with his dog near his London home, he asked why God does not intervene to stop injustice in the world. Welbys statement appeared in a personal interview he gave in front of hundreds of people at Bristol Cathedral last weekend, The Guardian reports. When the interviewer, BBC Bristols Lucy Tegg, asked Welby Do you ever...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [September 20, 2014]

    09/20/2014 6:19:09 PM PDT · by Vision · 4 replies
    The Divine Commandment of Life " . . . be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect —Matthew 5:48 " Our Lord’s exhortation to us in Matthew 5:38-48 is to be generous in our behavior toward everyone. Beware of living according to your natural affections in your spiritual life. Everyone has natural affections— some people we like and others we don’t like. Yet we must never let those likes and dislikes rule our Christian life. “If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another” (1 John 1:7), even...
  • Ex-La Jolla Synagogue Executive Gets 18 Months In Embezzlement

    09/20/2014 5:01:27 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 2 replies
    LATimes ^ | September 20, 2014
    Ex-La Jolla Synagogue Executive Gets 18 Months In Embezzlement The former executive director of Congregation Beth El synagogue in La Jolla has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $540,000 from the synagogue over five years, federal prosecutors said Monday. Eric Levine, 37, had control of the synagogue's bank account and credit card from 2008 to 2013, overseeing the synagogue's annual budget of nearly $2 million. Eric Levine, former executive director of the Beth El Synagogue in La Jolla, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for embezzling more than $500,000. (Eric Levine)...
  • 3 Ways to Pray for Our Enemies

    09/20/2014 4:05:24 PM PDT · by HarleyD · 11 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | Aug 14, 2014 | Joe Carter
    You have heard that it was said, You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy, said Jesus in his famous Sermon on the Mount. But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven (Matthew 5:43). If youve ever wondered why many people refused to follow Jesus during his earthly ministry, you have to look no further than that verse. In our day, we have watered down the term enemy so much that this command has lost much of its shock...
  • MAny Warned Of TB Joshua

    And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.(Matthew 24:11-13)In view of the recent collapse of the Synagogue of all Nations church, led by the (False) prophet TB Joshua, which led to the deaths of at least 70 South Africans, I thought I would reprint this 2001 letter I sent to a major newspaper in Johannesburg South Africa, printed in March 2001, after they printed a positive review of the dangerous false prophet.Unfortunately thousands...
  • Albania prepares for papal Mass

    09/20/2014 2:15:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    cna ^ | September 20, 2014 | Andrea Gagliarducci
    Papal and Albanian banners line Albania's streets. Credit Daniel Ibáñez / CNA. Tirana, Albania, Sep 20, 2014 / 01:34 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Franciscan involved in the preparations for Pope Francis’ trip to Albania said that he hopes for a surprise from a Pope who has made a habit of breaking his routine to visit the sick. “We set the area with young people and sick people in the front, at the right and the left of the altar. Pope Francis will address young people at the beginning of the Mass, but he is not expected to go and spend...
  • In Albania, Pope Francis Will Find a Church That is "Rising"

    09/20/2014 1:19:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Aleteia ^ | September 20, 2014
    When Pope Francis lands at Mother Teresa Airport outside Tirana, Albania, Sunday, he will find a country still getting used to the concept of democracyand learning again what it means to believe in God. The Church is "rising," in the words of FatherCarlo Lorenzo Rossetti, who has been based in Albania since 2003. But several generations grew up in a society that had tried to erase God from public and private consciousness. Father Rossetti, a Fidei donum priest from the Diocese of Rome,directs the Redemptoris Mater missionary seminary and teaches theology at the interdiocesan seminary in Shkoder. He spoke...
  • Escaping ISIS, With Help from a Muslim

    09/20/2014 1:04:22 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Aleteia ^ | September 19, 2014 | JOHN BURGER
    >Stories are emerging from Christian communities in Iraq that are vaguely reminiscent of the plight of Jews in Nazi Germany. AINA, the Assyrian International News Agency, reported this week on a dozen Christians helped by a Muslim man in the north of Iraq who has helped Christians escape areas controlled by the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL. Those familiar with the history of the Holocaust may be reminded of anti-Nazi Christians who hid Jews and helped them escape persecution. The AINA story details the plight of 12 Assyrian Christians who failed to leave their town of...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    09/20/2014 11:07:20 AM PDT · by Irish Rose · 7 replies
    September 20, 2014 | Irish Rose
    The LORD is exalted, for he dwells on high; he will fill Zion with justice and righteousness. He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure. (Isaiah 33:5-6)
  • Catholic Word of the Day: INDEFECTIBILITY, 09-20-14

    09/20/2014 10:39:58 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/dictionary/ ^ | 09-20-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:INDEFECTIBILITYImperishable duration of the Church and her immutability until the end of time. The First Vatican Council declared that the Church possesses "an unconquered stability" and that, "built on a rock, she will continue to stand until the end of time" (Denzinger 3013, 3056). The Church's indefectibility, therefore, means that she now is and will always remain the institution of salvation, founded by Christ. This affirms that the Church is essentially unchangeable in her teaching, her constitution, and her liturgy. It does not exclude modifications that do not affect her substance, nor does it exclude...
  • The Franciscan Revolution The winds of change blow across the US Church...

    09/20/2014 10:33:36 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 14 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 9/20/14 | Augustinus
    As reported by the Associated Press and a growing number of secular media outlets, the appointment of the Bishop of Spokane, Blase Cupich, 65, as the next Archbishop of Chicago is set to be formally announced by Rome. It is worth noting that the "National Catholic Reporter" is celebrating the appointment of this "good model for how bishops should conduct themselves in the public square" with an article (to which we will not link here) based on the very real actions and tone that he set as Bishop of Spokane -- on the issues of homosexual "marriage", on evangelization, on...
  • The Kraken Unleashed: Are We Ready to Fight the Beast?

    09/20/2014 10:20:10 AM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    onepeterfive ^ | September 18, 2014 | FATHER RICHARD HEILMAN
    And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads; and on its horns were ten diadems, and on its heads were blasphemous names. And the beast that I saw was like a leopard, its feet were like a bear’s, and its mouth was like a lion’s mouth. And the dragon gave it his power and his throne and great authority. One of its heads seemed to have received a death-blow, but its mortal wound had been healed. In amazement the whole earth followed the beast. They worshiped the dragon, for he had...
  • Vatican sources deny that Pope is upset over cardinals' marriage book [Fessio! Speaks!]

    09/20/2014 10:11:00 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 12 replies
    CNA ^ | Sep 19, 2014 | CNA staff
    Catholic Church sources have dismissed rumors that Pope Francis is annoyed by an Ignatius Press book critical of Cardinal Walter Kaspers position on Holy Communion for the divorced and remarried. The French Catholic newspaper La Croix said Sept. 17 that a senior source close to the Argentine Pope claimed that Pope Francis would be annoyed by the publication of this collective work. However, sources close to the Pope denied this claim, telling CNA that the Pope is not even aware of the book. The book, from Ignatius Press, is titled Remaining in the Truth of Christ: Marriage and Communion in...
  • Holy Matrimony is Forever

    09/20/2014 8:41:16 AM PDT · by Tefilo · 32 replies
    Vivificat - From Contemplation to Action ^ | 20 September 2014 | TDJ (@Vivificat)
    Brethren, Peace be with all of you in Jesus Christ our Lord, the Church's faithful spouse whom we are called to emulate. There has been some discussion inside and outside the Church about changing the discipline surrounding the Sacrament of Marriage in the name of "mercy," by allowing some Catholics living in irregular unions to receive Holy Communion. Some of the cheer-leading is mere spin by the mainstream media. Other such hand-wringing comes from a senior churchmanwho then cried "foul" at public criticism of his public stance. My position is with the Church's historical Tradition and teaching regarding the institution...
  • Jehovahs Witness Convert

    09/20/2014 8:16:26 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 155 replies
    http://www.abouttherosary.com ^ | September 20, 2014 | Robbe Lyn Sebesta
    Lou Everett was one of Jehovahs Witnesses for more than 14 years. During that time, he served as a full-time minister as well as other major roles within the congregation. Lous journey to the Catholic Church was truly a rough road traveled. From Jehovahs Witnesses to Catholicism: My Journey In 2005, I find myself inside a Catholic church for midnight mass. My future wife, born and raised in the Catholic Church, by my side; silently showing me something that I never thought Id see or feel. At the age of 31, a realization set in that I never would have...
  • Let Your Fountain be Blessed

    09/20/2014 6:20:35 AM PDT · by EscondidoSurfer · 1 replies
    Overcoming-Lust.com ^ | September 19, 2014 | Jim Vander Spek
    Drink water from your own cistern, flowing water from your own well. (Proverbs 5:15) At first reading, the meaning of this verse seems clear enough. Using images of a cistern and a well to describe your wife, the point is that you are to draw pleasure (water) only from her. Frankly, this interpretation is flawed. It does not sound like something a wise man would say: 1.Only a fool would compare his wife to a cistern. 2.Your wife is not merely there to give you what you want....
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(9/20/14)[Prayer]

    09/20/2014 5:08:06 AM PDT · by left that other site · 15 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 9/20/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Jobs In The Bible Chariot Driver (New International Version (NIV) But someone drew his bow at random and hit the king of Israel between the sections of his armor. The king told his chariot driver, "Wheel around and get me out of the fighting. I've been wounded." (1 Kings 22:34)
  • Be Thou King of all those who are still involved in the darkness of idolatry or of Islamism.

    09/20/2014 5:04:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 9/20/2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    At First Things George Weigel has a short piece about how Benedict XVI was right in his memorable, controversial Regensburg Lecture in 2006. He has prompted me to go back to review what Benedict said. Weigel gives a prcis: Eight years later, the Regensburg Lecture looks a lot different [i.e., it doesn't look like Benedict committed a "gaffe"]. Indeed, those who actually read it in 2006 understood that, far from making a gaffe, Benedict XVI was exploring with scholarly precision two key questions, the answers to which would profoundly influence the civil war raging within Islama war whose outcome will...
  • How to Fight the Prosperity Gospel

    09/20/2014 4:37:51 AM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    Catholic Stand ^ | September 17, 2014 | Leticia Adams
    This morning I woke up and read an article about the Olsteen Predicament. It was kind of weird because the issue of the prosperity gospel has been coming up a lot lately. I watched the video of Victoria Olsteens sermon and wondered why anyone would believe that crap. It is so easy to see that her preaching that our happiness is the ultimate goal of following Christ is completely opposite of what Jesus Himself says in the Gospel. My problems with the Olsteens and people like them such as TD Jakes, Joyce Meyer and so many mega church pastors are...
  • Pope gives Chicago a Pastor committed to the culture of encounter and the poor

    09/20/2014 3:51:38 AM PDT · by NYer · 42 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | September 20, 2014 | GERARD OCONNELL
    In his most important decision to-date in the United States, Pope Francis has chosen Bishop Blase Cupich, a talented leader with vision, who is committed to the culture of encounter and to the poor, as the new archbishop of Chicago. Pope Francis has given a new direction to the American Church by appointing the bishop of Spokane, Blase Joseph Cupich, 65, as the ninth archbishop of Chicago.The archbishop-elect is a highly-talented leader, a pastor with vision, together with long, varied and successful pastoral and administrative experience in two dioceses and a college. He is totally committed to the culture of...
  • Spokane's Cupich to Be Next Chicago Archbishop

    09/20/2014 2:32:47 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 12 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | Rachel Zoll
    Bishop Blase Cupich, a moderate who has called for civility in the culture wars and has embraced Pope Francis' focus on fighting poverty, will be named the next archbishop of Chicago, The Associated Press has learned. Cupich will succeed Cardinal Francis George... The pope's choice for Chicago has been closely watched as his first major appointment in the U.S., and the clearest indication yet of the direction he will steer American church leaders. Cupich is a moderate and is not among U.S. Roman Catholic bishops who have taken a harder line on hot-button issues. Francis has called for a greater...
  • Security upped at Vatican over attack fears: report

    09/20/2014 2:23:12 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 13 replies
    ROME, Italy Security has been tightened in Saint Peter's Square after intelligence services intercepted a possible plan to attack the Vatican, Italian media reported on Saturday, September 20, increasing fears that Pope Francis could be in danger. A foreign security service alerted Italy this week after intercepting a conversation between two Arab speakers which referred to "a demonstrative act, Wednesday, at the Vatican," Il Messaggero daily reported. Wednesday is the day the pope holds his weekly general audience in the square in front of Saint Peter's Basilica. Checks by Italy's anti-terrorism unit revealed that one of the speakers passed...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings,09-20-14, M,Sts. Andrew Kim Taegon,Paul Chong Hasang, Martyrs

    09/19/2014 8:22:20 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-20-14 | Revised New American Bible
    September 20, 2014Memorial of Saint Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn, Priest, and Paul Chŏng Ha-sang, and Companions, Martyrs    Reading 1 1 Cor 15:35-37, 42-49 Brothers and sisters:Someone may say, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come back?” You fool!What you sow is not brought to life unless it dies.And what you sow is not the body that is to bebut a bare kernel of wheat, perhaps, or of some other kind. So also is the resurrection of the dead.It is sown corruptible; it is raised incorruptible.It is sown dishonorable; it is raised glorious.It is...
  • Regensburg Vindicated

    09/19/2014 8:01:27 PM PDT · by AncientAirs · 23 replies
    First Things ^ | 9/17/2014 | George Weigel
    On the evening of Sept. 12, 2006, my wife and I were dining in Cracow with Polish friends when an agitated Italian Vaticanista (pardon the redundancy in adjectives) called, demanding to know what I thought of Zees crazee speech of zee pope about zee Muslims. That was my first hint that the herd of independent minds in the world press was about to go ballistic on the subject of Benedict XVIs Regensburg Lecture: a gaffe-bone on which the media continued to gnaw until the end of Benedicts pontificate. Eight years later, the Regensburg Lecture looks a lot different. Indeed, those...
  • Pope Francis Adviser Hints at Rethink on Contraception Ban

    09/19/2014 6:37:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 59 replies
    Tha Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7/19/14 | John Bingham
    Cardinal Walter Kasper, a close influence on Pope Francis, says it is up to parents to decide how many children to have ahead of global gathering of Roman Catholic bishops to discuss the family A leading reformist Cardinal close to Pope Francis has hinted at the possibility of a reinterpretation of the Roman Catholic Churchs blanket ban on artificial contraception. Cardinal Walter Kasper said it was the responsibility of the parents to decide how many children they should have. He also said that so-called natural family planning, which is promoted by the Church as an alternative to contraception, also...
  • Montana Gay Couple Denied Communion After Roman Catholic Priest Learns of Marriage

    09/19/2014 6:12:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/19/14 | AP
    BILLINGS, Mont. A gay couple has been told they can no longer receive Communion or participate in church ministry after the new priest at a Roman Catholic church in central Montana learned they had been married in a civil ceremony more than a year ago. The decision set off a split that has cut attendance at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Lewistown, population 5,900. It has prompted an upcoming visit from the bishop of the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings.
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [September 19, 2014]

    09/19/2014 5:01:38 PM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Are You Going on With Jesus? " You are those who have continued with Me in My trials Luke 22:28 " It is true that Jesus Christ is with us through our temptations, but are we going on with Him through His temptations? Many of us turn back from going on with Jesus from the very moment we have an experience of what He can do. Watch when God changes your circumstances to see whether you are going on with Jesus, or siding with the world, the flesh, and the devil. We wear His name, but are we going...
  • The Biblical Model of A Family-Loving Feminist

    09/19/2014 3:54:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Aleteia ^ | September 19, 2014 | DEVANIE COOPER
    As a student of business and an entrepreneur, I was intrigued that this holy woman spends her time training herself, producing, selling, investing and trading. She even embarks on several new business ventures in the twenty verses that describe her! Shesurpasses them all, were told in Proverbs 31:29. She has real estate projects, engages in the operations of crop cultivation, which she trades at market. Shes woven clothing and produced belts for sale, all the while having an apostolate to the poor and needy. What are we supposed to learn from this multi-tasking phenom? This passage is telling us...
  • The Struggle Against the Black Mass, From Oklahoma Archbishop's Perspective

    09/19/2014 3:36:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 45 replies
    Aleteia ^ | September 19, 2014 | JOHN BURGER
    Archdiocese of Boston Ever since he first learned of a local satanic group's plans to use a public theater to perform a "black mass," Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City has been urging public officials to cancel the event and asking Catholics to pray for that intention. He has been unsuccessful, and this Sunday, the Dakhma of Angra Mainyu will take to the stage in an 88-seat theater within the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall to reenact a ritual that is an inversion of the Catholic Mass. Though they were forced to hand over what they claimed was...
  • Exorcists Warn of Danger from Oklahoma City Black Mass

    09/19/2014 12:00:09 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 35 replies
    Breitbart Big-Government/ ^ | 18 Sep 2014 | Kate O'Hare
    < [It] may be that the Oklahoma City satanists, who call themselves the Dakhma Angra Mainyu, believe that the black mass they're holding on Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Oklahoma City Civic Center, is harmless fun, or a deliberate insult to Catholics (since the "black mass" is a perverted parody of the Catholic Mass), or even a serious attempt to call upon dark forces. But according to the beliefs of a priest from the neighboring Diocese of Tulsa, both those putting on the event and those attending--this year's event has sold out all 88 tickets--may be in spiritual peril. Monsignor...
  • Blood of San Gennaro Liquefies -- VIDEO

    09/19/2014 11:22:35 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 149 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | September 18, 2014 | Fr. Zuhlsdorg
    The Blood of Saint Januarius liquefied this year.
  • The 2nd Esau Prophecy in Genesis...The Bible and Islam pt5

    And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept. And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above; And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck. And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his...
  • THE HOUR HAS COME (Oklahoma Archbishop Coakley on impending Black Mass)

    09/19/2014 9:54:40 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    archokc ^ | September 19, 2014 | Archbishop Paul S. Coakley
    On Sunday, Sept. 21, a local satanic sect apparently will be allowed to conduct a public act of blasphemy in the form of a so-called black mass at the Civic Center in Oklahoma City. In spite of an overwhelming outcry of alarm from around the world, our city leaders will allow this outrage to take place in a publicly supported facility. They will not accede to the reasonable requests of local citizens to stop this outright mockery of the Catholic Mass nor the reasonable concerns of so many that this satanic ritual invokes powers of evil and invites them into...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: ZEALOT, 09-19-14

    09/19/2014 8:49:50 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 09-19-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:ZEALOT1. a Jewish member of a radical, violent group bitterly opposed to Roman domination of Palestine. The group was especially active during the century in which Christ lived on earth. The present-day use of the word "zealot," to mean a fanatical enthusiast, derives from this group's name; 2. Simon was one of the Twelve Apostles. He was referred to in the New Testament as Simon the Zealot (Luke 6:15) to distinguish him from Simon Peter. He had probably been a member of the Jewish group until his conversion to Christianity. (Etym. Latin zelotes; from Greek...
  • Explaining My Decision to Serve as Grand Marshal

    09/19/2014 6:29:50 AM PDT · by fatima · 36 replies
    Archdiocese of New York Cardinal Dolan's Column ^ | September 17, 2014 | Cardinal Dolan
    September 17, 2014 Explaining My Decision to Serve as Grand Marshal I havent been in this much hot water since I made the comment, right after I arrived as your archbishop five-and-a-half years ago, that Stan Musialmy boyhood hero of my hometown St. Louis Cardinalswas a much better ballplayer than Joe DiMaggio! Now Im getting as much fiery mail and public criticism over my decision to accept the honor of Grand Marshal of this years St. Patricks Day Parade. According to the critics, I should have refused, due to the Parade Committees decision to allow a group of self-identified Gays...
  • Biden, a Catholic School Kid, Praises Nuns Under Fire From the Vatican

    09/19/2014 6:12:08 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 9/17/14 | Jason Horowitz
    DES MOINES At a Vatican meeting a few years ago, Pope Benedict XVI unexpectedly asked Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. for some advice. You are being entirely too hard on the American nuns, Mr. Biden offered. Lighten up. Last year, Mr. Biden seized on an audience with Pope Francis as another opportunity to praise the sisters who remained the target of a Vatican crackdown for their activism on issues like poverty and health care. And on a visit to Iowa on Wednesday, Mr. Biden literally, as he might put it, got on board with the nuns. Youre looking...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(9/19/14)[Prayer]

    09/19/2014 5:13:32 AM PDT · by left that other site · 18 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 9/19/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Jobs In The Bible Carpenter (New International Version (NIV) 3Isnt this the carpenter? Isnt this Marys son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Arent his sisters here with us? And they took offense at him. (Mark 6:3)
  • Tithing and Excommunication

    09/19/2014 3:24:30 AM PDT · by Weiss White · 3 replies
    Canon Law Made Easy ^ | September 18, 2014 | Cathy Caridi, J.C.L.
    Q: I am a graduate theology student, and in class we covered the reforms of the Council of Trent. I came across this passage from Chapter 12 of the Decree on Reformation of Session 25: The holy synod therefore enjoins on all, of what rank and condition soever they be, to whom the payment of tithes belongs, that they henceforth pay in full the tithes, to which they are bound in law, to the cathedral church, or to what other churches they are lawfully due. And they who either withhold them, or hinder them [from being paid], shall be excommunicated...
  • What is Honor? Today, I Felt its Weight

    09/19/2014 2:06:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 9/18/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    This morning, I celebrated one of the most remarkable funerals of my 25 years as a priest. With the body present, I sang a Requiem Mass for a man who died ten years before I was born.On January 1, 1951, Private First Class Arthur Richardson of A Company, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division went north with his platoon into what is now North Korea. The platoon was overtaken by a much larger group of North Korean soldiers and he was taken prisoner. This was the last that was heard of Pfc. Arthur Richardson. It was reported to...
  • Viral Video of Marines Singing "These Are the Days of Elijah"

    09/18/2014 10:23:07 PM PDT · by firebrand · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 14, 2014 | The Blaze
    These are the days of Elijah.
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (9/19/2014) [Prayer]

    09/18/2014 9:05:02 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 24 replies
    19 September 2014 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day. Psalm 7:11 (KJV) ----
  • Doctrinal Wars? Both Sides Fire Over Communion for Divorced, Remarried

    09/18/2014 8:04:08 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | 9/18/14 | Francis X. Rocca
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family will not open until Oct. 5, but some of its most prominent members are already publicly debating what is bound to be one of its most controversial topics: the eligibility of divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to receive Communion. In an interview published Sept. 18, a proponent of changing church practice to allow such Catholics to receive Communion answered criticism from some of his fellow cardinals, suggesting they are seeking a "doctrinal war" whose ultimate target is Pope Francis. "They claim to know on their own what truth...