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  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(1/22/17)[Prayer]

    01/22/2017 6:19:47 AM PST · by left that other site · 10 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/22/17 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Book of Psalms (Psalm 87) Psalm 87 Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. A song. 1 He has founded his city on the holy mountain. 2 The Lord loves the gates of Zion     more than all the other dwellings of Jacob. 3 Glorious things are said of you,     city of God:[a] 4 “I will record Rahab[b] and Babylon     among those who acknowledge me— Philistia too, and Tyre, along with Cush[c]—     and will say, ‘This one was born in Zion.’”[d] 5 Indeed, of Zion it will be said,     “This one and that one were born in her,...
  • Dubia Cardinal: It Would be ‘Suicidal’ if Pope Taught that Conscience Trumps Revelation

    01/22/2017 6:04:50 AM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1/18/17 | Jan Bentz and Pete Baklinski
    ROME, January 17, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — It would be equivalent to a “suicidal act” and “cutting the ground from under his feet” if the pope were to teach that conscience is the ultimate guide in moral matters, trumping even Catholic teaching as well as Divine Revelation, Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, one of the dubia signers, said in an explosive new interview. “That is why among the five dubia, dubium number five is the most important,” Caffarra said in a January 14 wide-ranging interview with Il Foglio. The cardinal discussed the reasons he, along with three other Cardinals, asked Francis in September...
  • The Puzzling Backstory to Controversial Maltese Directive

    01/22/2017 5:53:28 AM PST · by marshmallow
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 1/21/17 | Edward Pentin
    Sudden changes in approach to doctrine, episcopal rivalries, and a swift drafting process are some of the factors that led to the contentious document.Malta’s two bishops were in Rome this week, just days after the Jan. 13 publication of their controversial “criteria” on interpreting Chapter 8 of Amoris Laetitia, but they declined to answer any questions about the document while here. Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta and Bishop Mario Grech of Gozo, co-signatories of the directive, assert the primacy of conscience over the objective moral truth in the document, stating that remarried divorcees can receive Holy Communion after a period...
  • Pope Francis Takes ‘Wait and See’ Attitude Towards President Trump

    01/22/2017 5:43:59 AM PST · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    In a new interview, the Pope warns that populism in a time of crisis is what led to the rise of Hitler and urges dialogue. On the heels of the presidential inauguration, Pope Francis has said he is taking a “wait and see” attitude about President Donald Trump and wants to deal with “specifics” before making a judgment on the new leader of the free world. The Holy Father also warned that the political phenomenon taking place in both the U.S. and Europe has led to a form of populism where people look to a charismatic leader to be a...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil 1/22/2017 [Prayer]

    01/22/2017 5:36:43 AM PST · by SisterK · 20 replies
    Free Republic ^ | January 22, 2017 | APV prayer team
    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.
  • DAILY DEVOTIONAL: He Can Lead A Horse, And Us, To Water

    01/22/2017 1:42:47 AM PST · by Resettozero
    sarahpalin.com ^ | January 21, 2017 | Sarah Palin
    He leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. Psalm 23:2-3 Sometimes it feels like something’s wrong with you if you aren’t eternally optimistic. We have so many blessings here that you feel guilty if pessimism overcomes you. But even David, described as a “man after [God’s] own heart” (1 Sam. 13:14), had a soul that needed God’s attention. You’ve probably heard the Twenty-Third Psalm countless times. But really hear for the first time this amazing truth: God led David’s tired, thirsty soul to the water to refresh it! The Bible is full of people who struggle with being...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(1/20/17)[Prayer]

    01/20/2017 6:18:06 AM PST · by left that other site · 9 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/20/17 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Book of Psalms (Psalm 86) Psalm 86 A prayer of David. 1 Hear me, Lord, and answer me,     for I am poor and needy. 2 Guard my life, for I am faithful to you;     save your servant who trusts in you. You are my God; 3 have mercy on me, Lord,     for I call to you all day long. 4 Bring joy to your servant, Lord,     for I put my trust in you. 5 You, Lord, are forgiving and good,     abounding in love to all who call to you. 6 Hear my prayer, Lord;     listen to my cry...
  • Very Interesting Old Testament Reading from the Daily Office--January 20, 2017, Inauguration Day

    01/20/2017 6:14:19 AM PST · by sonrise57 · 13 replies
    I read the daily office for my morning devotions. Today's Old Testament reading is Isaiah 45:18-45. The reason it struck me is that the whole chapter begins with these words-- "Thus says the LORD to His anointed, to CYRUS, whose right hand I have grasped, to subdue nations before him and to loose the belts of kings, to open doors before him that gates may not be closed" The actual text of the reading, addressed to Cyrus is: 18For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens (he is God!), who formed the earth and made it (he established it;...
  • Starting at the Beginning (Protestant/Evangelical Caucus and Devotional)

    01/20/2017 5:34:52 AM PST · by Gamecock · 1 replies
    Ligonier.Org ^ | 1/20/2016
    The word philosophy derives from a combination of two Greek words: phileo (“to love”) and sophia (“wisdom”). Literally, philosophy means “love of wisdom.” The ancient Greeks, who are usually credited with developing the science of philosophy, were also concerned with abstract metaphysics and epistemology. However, the question of ethics was of paramount importance to Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Socrates sought to reduce virtue or ethics to “right knowledge.” Plato sought the ultimate standard of the good. The Jewish thinkers of the Old Testament did little in the area of metaphysical speculation. The Scriptures begin with the affirmation of God, known...
  • A Surprising German Editorial: A De Facto Schism in the Church [Catholic Caucus]

    01/20/2017 5:07:54 AM PST · by Petrosius · 6 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | January 18, 2017 | Maike Hickson
    Out of Germany there now come to us some newly unexpected and surprisingly strong words. For, the candid source is that same national Catholic newspaper, Die Tagespost, and that same Rome Correspondent – Guido Horst himself – whom we had just a few days ago politely criticized for his claim that the debate about Amoris Laetitia is – and should be – now over and closed. To do justice to this new important 16 January editorial statement from Germany, I shall therefore present a translation in full of Horst’s somewhat short but incisive statement concerning the current situation in the...
  • Kim Clement prophesying about Donald Trump 2007

    01/20/2017 3:49:44 AM PST · by jacknhoo · 10 replies
    Kim Clement Center ^ | April 4, 2007 | Kim Clement
    From Redding, CA April 4th, 2007 - Redding, CA April 4, 2007 - Redding, CA The Spirit of God says, I will move in a very unusual manner. For this Nation is being mocked. Third world countries are mocking you. Ungodly nations are mocking you. But God said, not the forces of hell, for they are hearing sounds of fire and resurrection that are emerging from the four corners of this Nation. Some would say, you are forgotten, but I have told you there will be an invasion of the news media. Instruments that once mocked Me will be instruments...
  • DAILY DEVOTIONAL: America’s Waiting On You, Church

    01/19/2017 10:39:54 PM PST · by Resettozero
    sarahpalin.com ^ | January 19, 2017 | Sarah Palin
    …or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. 1 Peter 2:14 Do you know where the phrase “separation of church and state” comes from? If you guessed the Constitution or the Declaration of Independence, you’d be wrong. Thomas Jefferson referred to it in a letter to the Danbury Baptist Association, which had written to him seeking his help. Connecticut had an established state Congregational Church, which meant that the Baptists’ religious freedom in Connecticut was not an inherent right, but a favor granted by the state. Jefferson...
  • Four Books to Read during the Coming Year

    01/19/2017 9:22:19 PM PST · by iowamark · 10 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | January 18, 2017 | Msgr. M. Francis Mannion
    Here are four books (in no particular order) that I recommend for 2017. All are excellent and none requires specialized knowledge or expertise. Bearing False Witness: Debunking Centuries of Anti-Catholic History by Rodney Stark Any mainstream textbook will tell you that the Inquisition was one of the most frightening and bloody chapters in Western history; that Pope Pius XII was anti-Semitic and is rightly called “Hitler’s Pope”; that the Dark Ages were stunted by Catholicism towards the progress of knowledge and science; and that the Crusades were an early example of the greed for power and riches on the part...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil - (1/20/2017) [Prayer]

    01/19/2017 9:18:25 PM PST · by NEWwoman · 32 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 20 January 2017 | NEWwoman
    The “Donald Trump/Mike Pence Prayer Vigil” and “Heroes and Nation Prayer Thread” have combined to form the AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL prayer thread! Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for our President and Vice President-Elect and for 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. George Washington's First Inaugural Address Fear the LORD your God and serve Him. Hold fast to Him and...
  • Outrage as Islamic Call to Prayer Held Inside Historic British Cathedral

    01/19/2017 8:31:39 PM PST · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    A ROW has broken out after an Islamic call to prayer was held inside one of Britain's most historic cathedrals. The traditional Muslim invocation to worship was performed in front of 1,000 people at the launch of a multi-cultural Faith Exhibition at Gloucester Cathedral. Imam Hassan of the local Masjid-e-Noor mosque was invited by church leaders to carry it out in the cathedral's 11th century Chapter House. Many worshippers welcomed the "inclusive" act but some traditionalists questioned why a "different God" should be worshipped in such an iconic Christian house. A clip of the call to prayer was initially shared...
  • Polish Parliament Recognizes Coronation of Mary as Nation's Queen

    01/19/2017 8:17:47 PM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 1/18/17 | Hannah Brockhaus
    Warsaw, Poland, Jan 18, 2017 / 06:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Poland's government has adopted multiple resolutions establishing 2017 as a Jubilee Year for the country, celebrating the 300th anniversary of the first canonical coronation of the image of Our Lady of Czestochowa. “Polish Sejm, convinced of the special importance of Marian devotion for our homeland – not only in the religious aspect, but also social, cultural and patriotic – establishes 2017 the Year of the 300th anniversary of the Coronation of the image of Our Lady of Czestochowa,” the resolution of the lower house of parliament stated. More than 94...
  • Italian Cardinal: ‘Populism Does Not Solve Problems’

    01/19/2017 8:09:01 PM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    In a recent meeting with journalists, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco of Genoa said that populism is not the answer to the problems facing Europe. The prelate is president of the Italian Episcopal Conference and the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences. Populism “is not an answer to the problems and challenges of our time,” he said. “It takes advantage of and feeds on discontent, but cannot control it. Instead, we need a new synthesis, a global vision to look to the future with hope.” Cardinal Bagnasco: visit to Brussels. “Populism does not solve problems, it feeds on them. A new global vision...
  • Contradictions Between Maltese Directive and CDF’s 1994 Letter on Divorced-Remarried

    01/19/2017 7:51:48 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 1/18/17 | Edward Pentin
    Striking differences between the two documents, as well as other papal teachings.Critics of the controversial so-called “Maltese directive” on Chapter Eight of Amoris Laetitia, published Jan. 13, say that it very obviously contradicts previous papal teaching and instruction from the Vatican — not to mention, some add, Sacred Scripture and two millennia of Church teaching. To see just how much this is true, it’s perhaps helpful to put the controversial passages of the directive by Malta's bishops beside these documents. The most striking contrast is with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s 1994 Letter to bishops “Concerning the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-20-17, OM, St. Fabian, Pope & Martyr, St. Sebastian, Martyr

    01/19/2017 7:39:24 PM PST · by Salvation · 26 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-20-17 | Revised New American Bible
    January 20, 2017 Friday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Heb 8:6-13Brothers and sisters:Now our high priest has obtained so much more excellent a ministryas he is mediator of a better covenant, enacted on better promises. For if that first covenant had been faultless, no place would have been sought for a second one.But he finds fault with them and says:Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord,when I will conclude a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah.It will not be like the covenant I made with their fathersthe day...
  • US Bishop attacks “ad orientem” worship, overrides Summorum Pontificum

    01/19/2017 6:53:59 PM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Fr Z's Blog ^ | January 19, 2017 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    I received a copy of a letter sent by the Bishop of Rockford, Most Rev. David J. Malloy, to the priests of that diocese. In this letter, a follow up to their diocesan “Presbytery Day” (where he spoke to them about “challenges”), the bishop writes: Following that talk, I write now to ask for your cooperation on several matters that have since been referred to me in connection with my comments last September: First, as I noted at that time, we are all aware of the on-going discussion surrounding the celebration of the Mass “ad orientem“. However, for the reasons...
  • Pope: Luther’s intention was to renew the Church, not divide her

    01/19/2017 5:23:10 PM PST · by piusv · 17 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 1/19/2017
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday said that “the intention of Martin Luther five hundred years ago was to renew the Church, not divide her”. Speaking to members of an Ecumenical Delegation from Finland who are in the Vatican to take part in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the Pope recalled his visit to Sweden last October and said that the “gathering there gave us the courage and strength, in our Lord Jesus Christ, to look ahead to the ecumenical journey that we are called to walk together.” The Pope ended his speech with off-the-cuff remarks thanking the...
  • Maltese bishop threatens priests will be suspended a divinis for refusing communion to remarried.

    01/19/2017 4:48:12 PM PST · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    EWTN ^ | January 19, 2017 | Deacon Nick Donnelly
    Bishop Mario Grech of Gozo, a Maltese island, has allegedly threatened priests that he will suspend them a divinis if they refuse Holy Communion to the divorced and civilly "remarried". The German website Katholisches reports that Bishop Mario Grech announced his decision to impose this canonical punishment immediately on returning from Rome. Bishop Mario Grech is the co-signatory with Archbishop Charles Scicluna of the document, "Criteria for the Application of Chapter VIII of Amoris Laetitia". Archbishop Charles Scicluna and Bishop Mario Grech have instructed priests to allow the divorced and civilly "remarried", who are sexually active despite the existence of...
  • A Rare Voice of Episcopal Sanity (Retired, of Course)

    01/19/2017 2:06:52 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | January 18, 2017 | Christopehr A. Ferrara
    Monsignor Carlo Liberati, Archbishop Emeritus of Pompeii, has received considerable publicity for his frank remarks on the condition of the Church and its relation to the threat of Islam. In an interview with La Fede Quotidiana (Faith Daily), the Archbishop stated what “radical traditionalists” and “Fatimists” have been stating for decades: the obvious. “Italy and Europe live in a pagan and atheistic way, they pass laws that go against God and they have morals that correspond to their paganism. All of this moral and religious decadence, as well as that of the Faith, favors Islam,” the Monsignor told the Catholic...
  • I Rather Have Jesus; Will you accept Him today?

    01/19/2017 1:27:29 PM PST · by Revski · 7 replies
    Revski's Youtube Ministry ^ | 1/19/17 | Revski
    Have faith and live life eternal-Forever and if you do have faith, seek it daily, we need faith in the one and only true Savior Jesus Christ.
  • Order of Malta, Holy See Remain at Odds Over Inquiry Commission [Catholic Caucus]

    01/19/2017 9:52:40 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | January 18, 2017 | Edward Pentin
    In the latest developments in the dispute between the Holy See and the Knights of Malta, the head of the 900-year-old order has written to its members emphasizing that his refusal to recognize a Holy See commission of inquiry is because he is trying to protect the order’s sovereignty and to safeguard the Church and the Knights from “any potential scandal.”
  • A Helpful Reminder on the Problem of Suffering

    01/19/2017 8:29:33 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-18-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Helpful Reminder on the Problem of Suffering Msgr. Charles Pope • January 18, 2017 • There are many questions related to the problem of suffering and of evil: Why does God permit evil? Why does He not intervene? Why does He delay? Is God really good if He permits such things? Is He really omnipotent?I have covered some of them in the past (e.g., HERE and HERE).The answers we can propose address some but not all aspects of the problem of evil. Suffering and evil are not meaningless, as the cross of our Lord shows, but we must...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(1/19/17)[Prayer]

    01/19/2017 7:54:07 AM PST · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/19/17 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Book of Psalms (Psalm 85) Psalm 85[a] For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. 1 You, Lord, showed favor to your land;     you restored the fortunes of Jacob. 2 You forgave the iniquity of your people     and covered all their sins.[b] 3 You set aside all your wrath     and turned from your fierce anger. 4 Restore us again, God our Savior,     and put away your displeasure toward us. 5 Will you be angry with us forever?     Will you prolong your anger through all generations? 6 Will you not revive us again,     that your...
  • The Vatican-UN Alliance: Architects of Death and Doom

    01/19/2017 7:42:04 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | January 17, 2017 | Elizabeth Yore
    I told you so. The jaw dropping invitation by Pope Francis’ Pontifical Academy of Social Science and Sciences, to Paul Ehrlich, the author of the bestseller, The Population Bomb should finally wake up Catholics. As shocking as the announcement is, it’s not surprising to Vatican observers. From the moment Bergoglio stepped out onto the loggia, this B ishop of Rome has opened wide the bronze doors of St. Peter’s to the globalists and their population control agenda. Not surprisingly, Peter Raven, Ehrlich’s collaborator on the Population Bomb, serves as an official member of the Pontifical Academy of Science. Paul Ehrlich...
  • DAILY DEVOTIONAL: Politics “R” Us

    01/19/2017 7:15:16 AM PST · by Resettozero · 1 replies
    sarahpalin.com ^ | January 18, 2017 | Sarah Palin
    When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan. Proverbs 29:2 On Facebook, I saw this great quote: “If you are an honest, intelligent, living citizen and think politics have nothing to do with you…you are part of the problem!” This seems to be obvious, but I sometimes hear well-meaning Christians say, “Oh, I just don’t get involved in politics. The only real answer to people’s problems is Jesus.” This is, of course, true. But government matters, and as rotten as it is, politics matters, because “when the wicked rule, the people groan.” Under good...
  • The Trinity and Christian Unity (Protestant/Evangelical Caucus & Devotional)

    01/19/2017 6:06:27 AM PST · by Gamecock · 2 replies
    Ligonier.Org ^ | 1/19/2017
    “Through [Christ] we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.” - Ephesians 2:18 Father, Son, and Holy Spirit worked inseparably in creation, making the universe out of nothing. The three persons also worked inseparably in bringing about atonement for our sin, offering up Christ to satisfy divine justice in the face of our sin. They work inseparably in all aspects of redemption, in fact, including our sanctification. In Ephesians 2:18, the Apostle Paul tells us that the three persons also work as one in bringing unity between Christians. The context of this text is God’s purpose to dissolve...
  • Christ's Gentle Example

    01/19/2017 5:57:42 AM PST · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Walk . . . with all . . . gentleness” (Ephesians 4:1-2). Jesus is the greatest example of gentleness: He became angry when God the Father was dishonored, but not when He, the Son, was. Jesus Christ is our supreme example of gentleness. Paul refers specifically to this in 2 Corinthians 10:1. Jesus Himself said, “I am gentle and humble in heart” (Matt. 11:29). Jesus showed righteous indignation when it was proper. When He found the Temple filled with people selling exorbitantly priced sacrificial animals, He drove them out, pouring out their money and overturning tables (Matt. 21:12). He told...
  • Embracing the Truth

    01/19/2017 5:57:15 AM PST · by metmom · 4 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed" (Eph. 1:13). The gospel is true because Jesus is true, not simply because Christians believe in Him. After stating salvation from God's perspective in verse 12, Paul here states it from man's perspective. Faith in Christ is your response to God's elective purpose in your life. Those two truths—God's initiative and man's response—co-exist throughout Scripture. Paul rightly called the gospel "the message of truth" because truth is its predominant characteristic. Salvation was conceived by the God of truth (Ps. 31:5); purchased by...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL, January 19, 2017 [prayer]

    01/19/2017 5:56:51 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 33 replies
    FReeRepublic.com ^ | January 19, 2017 | APV prayer team
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT 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, 01-19-17

    01/18/2017 8:57:57 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-19-17 | Revised New American Bible
    January 19, 2017 Thursday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Heb 7:25—8:6Jesus is always able to save those who approach God through him,since he lives forever to make intercession for them. It was fitting that we should have such a high priest: holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners, higher than the heavens.He has no need, as did the high priests, to offer sacrifice day after day,first for his own sins and then for those of the people; he did that once for all when he offered himself.For the law appoints men subject to weakness to be...
  • FR. DARIUSZ OKO ON THE HOMOHERESY [Catholic Caucus]

    01/18/2017 8:20:44 PM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 17, 2017 | Christine Niles
    Polish priest Fr. Dariusz Oko sat down with Michael Voris in December 2016 to discuss the crisis of homosexual clergy, a problem that continues to afflict the Catholic Church. Best known for his 2012 blockbuster exposé "With the Pope Against the Homoheresy," which offered frank discussion of the homosexual infiltration of the clergy, Fr. Oko continued the theme in his interview with Church Militant. "There is a gay mafia inside the Catholic Church," he said. "They create these informal unions and they infiltrate the Church." He also confirmed that this infiltration reaches the highest ranks. "There is most definitely a...
  • Vatican doubles down on commission members as Order of Malta controversy continues

    01/18/2017 6:26:49 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 18, 2017 | Jan Bentz
    In a press release yesterday, the Vatican said it "reaffirms its confidence in the five Members" of the Pope Francis appointed commission and "rejects, based on the documentation in its possession, any attempt to discredit these Members of the Group and their work." The statement comes in the wake of revelations of bias concerning three of the five members of the group set up to investigate the dismissal of one of the high ranking members of the high profile Catholic order for having knowingly permitted distribution of contraception. The Sovereign Order of Malta has decided not to “cooperate” with the...
  • Welby on the Reformation: Past Violence Must Not be Forgotten

    01/18/2017 5:59:45 PM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    La Stampa-Vatican Insider ^ | 1/18/17 | Giorgio Bernardelli
    The Archbishops of Canterbury and York in Britain, have sent a message to Anglican communities on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Luther’s “Theses”The 500th anniversary of the Reformation is an event to be celebrated but also a memory that requires purification and a request for forgiveness. This is the spirit in which the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby – together with John Sentamu the Archbishop of York, the Church of England’s second most important see – invite Anglican communities to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Luther’s Reformation, in a letter sent on the occasion of the Week of...
  • A couple of answers for Betsy DeVoss

    01/18/2017 5:47:04 PM PST · by ganeemead · 20 replies
    Betsy DeVoss will be harassed by two questions involving religion and the supposed conflict between religion and science: Question 1: Are you some sort of a knuckle-dragging, illegal alcohol drinking, hick rube who doesn´t believe in evolution? and Question 2: Are you some sort of a knuckle-dragging, illegal alcohol drinking, hick rube who does not believe that our Earth is four billion years old? The following are the two best answers to all of that which I´ve come across; somebody would be doing Ms. DeVoss a favor if they could get this to her. The answer to question 1:: A...
  • Arc Containing Relics of Saints Who Died for Faith Under Soviets to be Carried across Russia to..

    01/18/2017 5:25:23 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Interfax ^ | 1/18/17
    St. Petersburg, January 18, Interfax - The relics of new martyrs who died for faith after the revolution in Russia will be brought to the dioceses of the Moscow Patriarchate in a special arc. "The arc will be brought to all dioceses of the Russian Orthodox Church," Metropolitan Varsonofy of St. Petersburg and Ladoga was quoted as saying by the local metropolia. The arc is now being made, the metropolitan said. It will contain the relics of all new martyrs whose remains have been obtained. The event will be held to mark the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution. The...
  • Mike Pence Will Take the Oath With His Hand on 2 Chronicles in Reagan's Bible

    01/18/2017 4:13:23 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 44 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 1/18/2017 | Bob Eschliman
    Vice President-elect Mike Pence intends to send a message when he takes the oath of office on Friday afternoon, there can be no doubt about that. When he is sworn in, his hand will be on a Bible that hasn't been used in 32 years—the Reagan family Bible used by President Ronald Reagan for all of his swearing-in ceremonies as president and governor. Not only that, but the Bible will be turned to an important piece of scripture, 2 Chronicles 7:14: "If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and...
  • Catholic Vote video for Inauguration Day

    01/18/2017 3:45:42 PM PST · by Shark24 · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 18, 2016 | Catholic Vote
    Positive video by Catholic Vote for Inaugural Day
  • RIP, Deacon Alex C. Jones—UPDATED (video)

    01/18/2017 2:53:48 PM PST · by NYer · 11 replies
    Aletelia ^ | January 15, 2017 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    Word has been circulating on social media this afternoon that a giant in evangelization, Deacon Alex C. Jones, has died. I haven’t heard additional details.He is something of a legend: a popular public speaker and congregational minister from Detroit who underwent a remarkable conversion experience that culminated with his entering into full communion with the Catholic Church—in the process, bringing along many members of his congregation.From his bio, in his own words: I am in my early seventies, born in 1941, and married to Donna Camille. Donna and I have three grown sons: Joseph, Benjamin, and Marc, twelve lovely...
  • Accept Jesus Today

    01/18/2017 12:27:21 PM PST · by Revski · 10 replies
    Revski's Youtube Ministry ^ | 1/18/2017 | Revski
    Have faith and live life eternal-Forever.
  • A list of the most insane things uttered by the abortion activist speaking at the Vatican next month

    01/18/2017 8:34:15 AM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 17, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    The leading population control activist speaking at the Vatican next month has compared human babies to garbage, said every sexually active woman needs "free access" to abortion and contraception, and said the Catholic Church's moral teachings are "just as unethical" as a "terrorist act." Dr. Paul Ehrlich is the undisputed father of the modern, pro-abortion population control movement. He has defended mass forced sterilization and even forced abortion. Ehrlich has made inflammatory statements about the hierarchy of the Catholic Church being a force of "evil." He has criticized Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si' for not endorsing population control and said...
  • To Teach as Jesus Taught – A Reflection on the Qualities of Jesus as Preacher and Teacher

    01/18/2017 8:27:22 AM PST · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-17-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    To Teach as Jesus Taught – A Reflection on the Qualities of Jesus as Preacher and Teacher Msgr. Charles Pope • January 17, 2017 • As a priest, I am called to preach and teach. As such, I must look to Jesus Christ as my model. In this, I refer to the real Jesus of Scripture. Too many people today have refashioned Jesus into a sort of “harmless hippie,” an affable affirmer, a pleasant sort of fellow who healed the sick, blessed the poor, and talked about love, but in a very fuzzy, “anything goes” manner. But absent from...
  • 3 prelates appeal to prayer: [Catholic Caucus

    01/18/2017 7:07:45 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | January 18, 2017 | Peta / Lenga / Schneider
    3 prelates appeal to prayer: "That Pope Francis may confirm the unchanging praxis of the Church with regard to the truth of the indissolubility of marriage" Note: We were asked to promote the following text and prayer with you, our readers, and ask you and other media to please share it far and wide. It was written by Tomash Peta, Metropolitan Archbishop of the archdiocese of Saint Mary in Astana; Jan Pawel Lenga, Archbishop-Bishop emeritus of Karaganda; and Athanasius Schneider, Auxiliary Bishop of the archdiocese of Saint Mary in Astana: Following the publication of the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia, in...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(1/18/17)[Prayer]

    01/18/2017 6:33:10 AM PST · by left that other site · 13 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/18/17 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Book of Psalms (Psalm 85) Psalm 84[a] For the director of music. According to gittith.[b] Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. 1 How lovely is your dwelling place,     Lord Almighty! 2 My soul yearns, even faints,     for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out     for the living God. 3 Even the sparrow has found a home,     and the swallow a nest for herself,     where she may have her young— a place near your altar,     Lord Almighty, my King and my God. 4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house;...
  • America Prayer Vigil(1/18/17)[Prayer]

    01/18/2017 6:10:27 AM PST · by left that other site · 45 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/18/17 | left that other site
    America Prayer Vigil Stand Firm The “Donald Trump/Mike Pence Prayer Vigil” and “Heroes and Nation Prayer Thread” have combined to form the AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL prayer thread! Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT 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. Today's Scripture: Proverbs 21:1 “The king's heart is in the hand of...
  • Embracing the Truth (Protestant/Evangelical Caucus and Devotional)

    01/18/2017 5:00:11 AM PST · by Gamecock · 1 replies
    Ligonier.Org ^ | 1/18/2016
    Openness to truth where truth may be found is a long-standing virtue that worked on the assumption that there is such a thing as objective truth, to which we should be open. Students of higher education now taught one overarching virtue: to be “open.” The purpose of their education is not to make them scholars but to provide them with a moral virtue—an openness, a relativism that eschews any form of fixed objective values or truth. Its simplistic creed is that there are no absolutes. Without objective standards of truth, we are left with feelings, impressions, and intuitions that can...
  • DAILY DEVOTIONAL: “This, Then, Is How You Should Pray”

    01/18/2017 3:51:48 AM PST · by Resettozero · 4 replies
    sarahpalin.com ^ | January 17, 2017 | Sarah Palin
    Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request. 1 Chronicles 4:10 When the bestselling book The Prayer of Jabez came out, people began praying the age-old prayer that Jabez uttered long ago. Immediately, as sometimes we do over anything that is popular, some Christians didn’t like the fad or trend. They said it’s not best to simply repeat the words that someone else prayed, and some...