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  • The President Meets the Pope

    05/27/2017 4:33:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | May 25, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    The President Meets the Pope by Christopher A. Ferrara May 25, 2017 So Pope Bergoglio has met with the President he publicly declared "not Christian" because he pledges to build a border wall. The meeting was cordial, and the First Lady and Trump's daughter Ivanka had the decency to dress modestly for the occasion, including chapel veils routinely eschewed by the Pope's more "liberated" female dignitary guests. There was, by all reports, no discussion between the Pope and the President regarding "climate change," the quasi-religious liberal dogma masquerading as science. But Trump was not allowed to escape the apostolic palace...
  • Gay Man Announces His Same-Sex Wedding in Radical LGBT-Affirmative Parish Bulletin [Cath Cauc]

    05/27/2017 3:00:15 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Joseph Sciambra ^ | May 27, 2017 | Joseph Sciambra
    Gay Man Announces His Same-Sex Wedding in Radical LGBT-Affirmative Parish Bulletin A man who is a nominee for the Pastoral Council at St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Baltimore announced in the Church bulletin that he is going to marry his same-sex partner. Within the May 28, 2017, bulletin is a “Pastoral Council Election Ballot.” This includes a short biography of each nominee. According to this one particular biography: “My fiancée and I are attending marriage counseling in preparation for our upcoming wedding.”St. Matthew in Baltimore is home to the dissident gay-affirmative ministry LEAD – Lesbian, gay,...
  • Pope Francis Appoints LGBT-Positive Priest as Auxiliary Bishop in San Diego

    05/27/2017 2:28:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    New Ways Ministry ^ | May 27, 2017 | Robert Shine
    Pope Francis Appoints LGBT-Positive Priest as Auxiliary Bishop in San Diego May 27, 2017May 18, 2017Robert Shine, Associate Editor Fr. John Dolan, a priest with an LGBT-positive record, has been appointed by the Vatican to be an auxiliary bishop in the Diocese of San Diego.Fr. John Dolan Announcements about Dolan’s appointment repeatedly noted his pastoral work with marginalized people. In the past few years, this work has included ministry with LGBT Catholics and their families.Dolan has been the diocesan vicar for clergy and pastored two churches, including the welcoming St. John the Evangelist parish in the Hillcrest neighborhood where many of San Diego’s...
  • Amir Tsarfati from Toulouse on May 22

    05/27/2017 11:27:49 AM PDT · by firebrand · 10 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | May 22, 2017 | Amir Tsarfati
    Here is the latest from Amir. I posted this link on that last Tsarfati thread, but here it is for those who missed that. The main part begins at about the 10-minute mark. Hope you enjoy and are blessed by this video.
  • What is the doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture?

    05/27/2017 9:15:17 AM PDT · by ealgeone · 109 replies
    gotquestions.org ^ | unknown | Got Questions Ministries
    Question: "What is the doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture? What does it mean that the Bible is sufficient?"Answer: The doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture is a fundamental tenet of the Christian faith. To say the Scriptures are sufficient means that the Bible is all we need to equip us for a life of faith and service. It provides a clear demonstration of God’s intention to restore the broken relationship between Himself and humanity through His Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior through the gift of faith. No other writings are necessary for this good news to be understood, nor...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 27 [Prayer and Meditation]

    05/27/2017 7:02:12 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon - Copied by Hezekia's Men
    Proverb 27 (NKJV) My Son, Be Wise 01 Do not boast about tomorrow, 00 For you do not know what a day may bring forth. 02 Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; 00 A stranger, and not your own lips. 03 A stone is heavy and sand is weighty, 00 But a fool's wrath is heavier than both of them. 04 Wrath is cruel and anger a torrent, 00 But who is able to stand before jealousy? 05 Open rebuke is better 00 Than love carefully concealed. 06 Faithful are the wounds of a friend,...
  • From Terrorism to Discipleship (Simon the Zealot)

    05/27/2017 6:57:08 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    The twelve apostles included "Simon the Zealot" (Matt. 10:4). Even people of vastly different backgrounds can minister together for Christ. During the time between the Old and New Testaments, a fiery revolutionary named Judas Maccabaeus led the Jewish people in a revolt against Greek influences on their nation and religion. The spirit of that movement was captured in this statement from the apocryphal book of 1 Maccabees: "Be ye zealous for the law and give your lives for the covenant" (1 Maccabees 2:50). That group of politically-oriented, self-appointed guardians of Judaism later became known as the Zealots. During the New...
  • Confidence in the Face of Death

    05/27/2017 6:56:27 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21). We can count on Scripture to give us confidence in the face of death. A few years ago my radio ministry heard from a listener who was exhibiting exactly the right attitude in the face of a terminal illness. A teenager from the Midwest sent a prayer request concerning her recently diagnosed Lou Gehrig’s disease. That Christian young woman, who by now is probably with the Lord, accepted her condition with grace and optimism. Here is part of what she wrote to us: “I love the...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(5/27/17)[Prayer]

    05/27/2017 6:44:09 AM PDT · by left that other site · 8 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/27/17 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Isaiah Isaiah 36 Sennacherib Threatens Jerusalem 36 In the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah’s reign, Sennacherib king of Assyria attacked all the fortified cities of Judah and captured them. 2 Then the king of Assyria sent his field commander with a large army from Lachish to King Hezekiah at Jerusalem. When the commander stopped at the aqueduct of the Upper Pool, on the road to the Launderer’s Field, 3 Eliakim son of Hilkiah the palace administrator, Shebna the secretary, and Joah son of Asaph the recorder went out to him. 4 The field commander said to them,...
  • On the Paradoxical Connection Between Love, Law, and Joy[Catholic Caucus]

    05/27/2017 6:11:02 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-18-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On the Paradoxical Connection Between Love, Law, and Joy Msgr. Charles Pope • May 18, 2017 • In the Gospel today (Thursday of the 5th Week of Easter), Jesus cuts right through the modern Western tendency to set law in opposition to both love and joy. He joins all three concepts and summons us to a new attitude.Jesus says, As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. I have...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL ~ MAY 27, 2017

    05/26/2017 11:45:57 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 23 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 5/27/2917 | 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. 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 Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-27-17, OM, St. Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop

    05/26/2017 8:38:12 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-27-17 | Revised New American Bible
    May 27, 2017 Saturday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 18:23-28After staying in Antioch some time,Paul left and traveled in orderly sequencethrough the Galatian country and Phrygia,bringing strength to all the disciples. A Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria,an eloquent speaker, arrived in Ephesus.He was an authority on the Scriptures.He had been instructed in the Way of the Lord and,with ardent spirit, spoke and taught accurately about Jesus,although he knew only the baptism of John.He began to speak boldly in the synagogue;but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him,they took him asideand explained to him the...
  • [Church of Scotland] Assembly Agrees Apology to Gay People and Accepts Same Sex Marriage Report

    05/26/2017 6:48:42 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 37 replies
    The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has approved an apology to gay people for the history of discrimination they have faced in the Church. Commissioners also approved a report which could pave the way to allow some ministers to conduct same sex marriages in the future. The Assembly voted in favour of instructing the Legal Questions Committee to conduct new research into the availability of legal protection for any Minister or Deacon who refuse to officiate ceremonies as a matter of conscience.A report of the committee’s findings will be presented to the General Assembly next year for further...
  • Church of England Faces Calls to Condemn Gay Cure and Hold Transgender Renaming Services

    05/26/2017 6:42:53 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 5/26/17 | Harry Farley
    The Church of England will be asked to denounce gay conversion, consider special services for transgender people and re-examine its teaching on marriage as between one man and one women in a raft of measures to be debated at its forthcoming General Synod meeting in July. In its first meeting since the surprise rejection of a bishops’ report recommending keeping the status quo on marriage, the CofE’s parliament will debate whether to join medical experts and condemn so-called ‘gay cures’ as ‘unethical, harmful’ and having ‘no place in the modern world’. Tabled by senior synod member Jayne Ozanne, the private...
  • Vatican-Approved Bishop Seized for a Fourth Time in China

    05/26/2017 6:34:44 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    La Croix ^ | 5/25/17 | ucanews.com reporter
    Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin of Wenzhou was summoned to the religious bureau and has not returned.A Vatican-approved bishop has been detained by Chinese officials for the fourth time since he was confirmed Bishop of Wenzhou last September. Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin of Wenzhou in Zhejiang province was detained May 18, a month after he was briefly locked up during Holy Week. Bishop Shao has been placed under detention or removed from the diocese four times since he automatically succeeded Bishop Vincent Zhu Weifang, his predecessor, who died in September 2016. On this occasion, Bishop Shao, who is not recognized by...
  • Keep On, Keeping On. (King James Bible Discussion)

    05/26/2017 5:08:35 PM PDT · by WhatNot · 27 replies
    Welcome! To The King James Bible Discussion Thread Where we don't change God's word, His word changes us.
  • Missouri Archbishop Defies City Ordinance Criminalizing ‘Discrimination’ Against Abortion Advocates

    05/26/2017 4:40:31 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 14 replies
    gospelherald.com ^ | May 25, 2017 | Suzette Gutierrez-Cachila
    The archbishop of the Archdiocese of St. Louis in Missouri is putting his foot down in defiance of a city ordinance that criminalizes “discrimination” against advocates of abortion. Archbishop Carlson said the Archdiocese of St. Louis and its affiliated agencies will not comply with Ordinance 70459. Facebook/Archdiocese of St. Louis The archbishop of the Archdiocese of St. Louis in Missouri is putting his foot down in defiance of a city ordinance that criminalizes "discrimination" against advocates of abortion. The Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson stated the church and other entities affiliated with it will not abide by the ordinance. "Let...
  • U.S. House of Representatives Jesuit Chaplain: Catholic Teaching on Homosexuality a “Dead End

    05/26/2017 12:42:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Joseph Sciambra ^ | May 26, 2017 | Joseph Sciambra
    http://josephsciambra.com/u-s-house-of-representatives-jesuit-chaplain-catholic-teaching-on-homosexuality-a-dead-end/
  • Defining Our Relationship (Protestant/Evangelical Caucus & Devotional)

    05/26/2017 9:45:29 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 3 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 5/26/2017
    At the heart of Christianity is the doctrine of the mystical union of the believer with Christ. The New Testament does not only call us to believe in Christ, but to believe into Christ. Faith links us directly into Christ. We become in Him and He in us. This mysterious union is carried over into the relationship between Christ and the church. The church is His bride, whom He has brought into a real, profound, and powerful union. We normally assume that the image of the church as the bride of Christ is a metaphor borrowed from the institution of...
  • ‘Comfortable’ Catholics are ‘unwilling’ to see dangers facing Church: Scholar [Catholic Caucus]

    05/26/2017 9:18:05 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 24, 2017 | LifeSite News staff
    Too many Catholics are caught up in a “comfortable” Catholicism that makes them unwilling, and even unable, to see the “grave problems” currently besetting the Church, said a renowned theologian and one of the world’s top Catholic experts on the Church Fathers. “Most Catholics seem to live their life on a sort of comfortable zone, just the way that a lot of bishops live in a sort of safety-first sort of zone,” Australian patristics and classics scholar Anna Silvas said. “It is too disturbing” for those living in such a zone to “pry any more deeply,” because what they might...