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  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Timothy, Bishop and Martyr (Gueranger)

    01/23/2018 9:01:48 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Red Double BEFORE GIVING THANKS to God for the miraculous Conversion of the Apostle of the Gentiles, the Church assembles us together for the Feast of his favorite Disciple. Timothy—the indefatigable companion of St. Paul—the friend to whom the great Apostle, a few days before shedding his blood for Christ, wrote his last Epistle—comes now to await his master’s arrival at the Crib of the Emmanuel. He there meets John the Beloved Disciple, together with whom he bore the anxieties attendant on the government of the Church of Ephesus; Stephen, too, and the other Martyrs, welcome him for he...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Novena in Honor of Our Lady's Purification

    01/23/2018 9:00:40 PM PST · by CMRosary
    NOVENA IN HONOR OF OUR LADY’S PURIFICATION (Beginning January 24)from the 1910 Raccolta. i. 300 Days each day.ii. Plenary on the Feast or during the Octave. I, II, IV.(See Instructions, p. 1) Veni Sancte Spiritus, reple tuorum corda didelium, et tui amoris in eis ignem accende. Come, O Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of thy faithful and kindle in them the fire of thy love. ℣. Emitte Spiritum Tuum, et creabuntur. ℣. Send forth thy spirit and they shall be created; ℟. Et removabis faciem terræ. ℟. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth. Oremus. Let us...
  • America Prayer Vigil - January 24, 2018 [Prayer]

    01/23/2018 8:53:49 PM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 6 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 1/23/2018 | Free Republic Intercessors
    AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL ping! To be added or dropped from this ping list, post or freepmail stars & stripes forever. 2 Chronicles 7:14 If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-24-18, M, St. Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor/Church

    01/23/2018 8:36:34 PM PST · by Salvation · 19 replies ^ | 01-24-18 | Revised New American Bible
    January 24, 2018 Memorial of Saint Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 2 Sm 7:4-17 That night the LORD spoke to Nathan and said:"Go, tell my servant David, 'Thus says the LORD:Should you build me a house to dwell in?I have not dwelt in a house from the day on which I led the children of Israel 319out of Egypt to the present, but I have been going about in a tent under cloth.In all my wanderings everywhere among the children of Israel, did I ever utter a word to any one of the...
  • Trump Declares Monday National Sanctity of Human Life Day

    01/23/2018 6:58:01 PM PST · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 1/22/18 | Alexander Slavsky
    WASHINGTON ( - President Donald Trump proclaimed January 22 the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade National Sanctity of Human Life Day. On Friday, Trump released an official statement setting aside January 22 as a special day to reaffirm that "all life is sacred, that every person has inherent dignity and worth, and that no class of people should ever be discarded as 'non-human.'" Acknowledging the victims of abortion, Trump also shared his reaction that scientific research "continues to support and build the case for life. Medical technologies allow us to see images of the...
  • OMalleys Rebuke of Pope on Sex Abuse Stirs Wide Reaction

    01/23/2018 6:54:06 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Crux ^ | 1/21/18 | Ins San Martn
    LIMA, Peru - Its not every day that a close ally and adviser to a pope, not to mention a cardinal of the Catholic Church, distances himself from that pope. So when Cardinal Sean OMalley of Boston said Saturday night it was understandable that Franciss language in Chile about abuse victims accusing a bishop of a cover-up had caused great pain, it was bound to stir reaction. Peter Saunders, a survivor of clerical sexual abuse and a former member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors - an advisory body created by Pope Francis in 2014, with OMalley...
  • Pope on Comments on Chilean Bishop: Word Proof Was Not the Best

    01/23/2018 6:50:40 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 1/22/18 | Hannah Brockhaus
    Francis said that comments made to Chilean journalists Jan. 18 were not intended to cause pain for victims of clerical sexual abuse.ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE Aboard the papal plane from Lima, Peru, to Rome Sunday, Pope Francis said that comments made to Chilean journalists Jan. 18 were not intended to cause pain for victims of clerical sexual abuse. Francis said that he had meant to explain to Chileans that because he has not seen evidence that Chilean Bishop Juan Barros helped to cover up acts of sexual abuse, it would be unjust to condemn him. The pontiff said that...
  • [US Bishops' Committee] Chairmen Applaud New HHS Initiatives on Conscience and Religious Freedom

    01/23/2018 6:45:56 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    USCCB ^ | 1/19/18
    WASHINGTONCardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, chair of the USCCB's Committee for Religious Liberty, offered the following joint statement in response to the creation of a new Division on Conscience and Religious Freedom within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights and other related administrative actions: "We applaud HHS for its significant actions to protect conscience rights and religious freedom. For more than forty yearsdating back to the Church amendment of 1973Congress has...
  • Comprehending What You Have

    01/23/2018 5:50:52 PM PST · by metmom · 3 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "[I pray] that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him" (Eph. 1:17). Your inheritance in Christ is so vast and profound that you cannot comprehend it apart from Gods enabling. The late newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst invested a fortune in collecting great works of art. One day he read of an extremely valuable work that he determined to add to his collection. His agent searched the galleries of the world but to no avail. Finally, after many months of effort...
  • The Effect of Patience

    01/23/2018 5:50:27 PM PST · by metmom · 3 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    Walk . . . with patience (Ephesians 4:1-2). Patience is crucial to our testimony. The virtues of Ephesians 4:2-3 enable the church of Jesus Christ to have a powerful witness. Many think the key to evangelism is following a specific course or method, but according to Jesus, the greatest way to get people to believe the gospel is through our love and unity (John 17:21). Though evangelistic methods are important, often they arent as effective as they could be because of the churchs poor reputation among unbelievers. If the church were full of people who had genuine humility, gentleness, and...
  • AntiChrist Would Spiritualize Christ...war on the Saints pt 10

    Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater...
  • Vatican asks underground Chinese bishops to stand aside for government-backed ones

    01/23/2018 2:00:11 PM PST · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | January 23, 2018 | Staff Reporter
    Chinese Catholic worshippers wait to receive Communion at the Palm Sunday Mass during the Easter Holy Week at an 'underground' church near Shijiazhuang, Hebei province A Vatican delegation reportedly asked two bishops to stand down as part of a deal with Chinese authoritiesThe Holy See has reportedly asked two Chinese bishops to stand aside to make way for illicitly ordained, Chinese government-backed counterparts.A Vatican delegation asked Bishop Peter Zhuang of Shantou and Bishop Jospeh Guo Xijin of Mindong to retire or accept demotion in order to smooth relations with the Chinese government.Asia News, the outlet of the Pontifical Institute for...
  • Earthquakes? Luke 21:11

    01/23/2018 12:02:16 PM PST · by JohnThree3to16 · 17 replies
    Luke 21:11 Luke 21:11New International Version (NIV) 11 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven. New International Version (NIV) Holy Bible, New International Version, NIV Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

    01/23/2018 11:10:21 AM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    One Peter Five via Abyssus Abyssum ^ | January 22, 2018 | Bishop Henry Rene Cracida
    The Diocese of Poitiers, France has published a pro-LGBT article in the latest issue of its diocesan journal. The article, entitled Parents of Children who are Different, Homosexual was written by parents of homosexual children. They write: We are trying to love our children, by not judging them, by trying to understand them and accept them as they are. Thanks to them, we have changed our attitude. They have taught us tolerance {of what? of sin?}, how to come out of our conformism, to be in the truth. They have opened us to the Spirit of the Word of Christ,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Forcing bishops to comply with Ireland's Equality Law

    01/23/2018 10:54:15 AM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 22, 2018 | Alexander Slavsky
    The government in Ireland is mounting pressure on Catholic counselorsto serve gay couples or else lose funding of client services. On Monday, the U.K. daily newspaperThe Timesreported that Catholic marriage counselors could be closed for "discriminating" against same-sex couples unless they change theirpolicyrefusing to serve LGBT individuals on religious grounds. Fintan Warfield, Sinn Fin senator, supported the measure, saying, "It is wrong for public monies to be channelled at organizations who fail to serve all sections of our society." "Why would the state identify an organization and task them with resolving relationship difficulties when that organization fails to embrace the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Ploumen Case: Does the Vatican Have a Pro-Abortion Lobby?

    01/23/2018 8:30:50 AM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | January 23, 2018 | Riccardo Cascioli
    The story of the award of the Pontifical Order of St. Gregory the Great being given to the Dutch pro-abortion activist Lilian Ploumen has reached such levels of absurdity that it is difficult to avoid talking about a real pro-abortion lobby within the Holy See. Also, as has already been said in the last few days, this is only the latest of a series of ever more embarrassing incidents on which it would have been more than opportune for the Holy See to make a definitive clarification.Now we have the Ploumen case, uncovered in recent days by Michael Hichborn of...
  • What Attachments Are and What They Are Not

    01/23/2018 8:12:53 AM PST · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-22-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Attachments Are and What They Are Not Msgr. Charles Pope • January 22, 2018 • This past Sunday, we read St. Paul’s almost ominous words about our need to break free from attachments to this world:I tell you, brothers, the time is running out. From now on, let those having wives act as not having them, those weeping as not weeping, those rejoicing as not rejoicing, those buying as not owning, those using the world as not using it fully. For the world in its present form is passing away (1 Cor 7:29-31).In this passage St. Paul speaks...
  • Cath Cauc: Why Francis Married Two Unknowns, But Refuses To Listen To Inconvenient Witnesses

    01/23/2018 7:55:40 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | January 22, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    Like clockwork, Pope Franciss words spoken at high altitude, this time during his flight back from Peru to Rome on the night between January 21 and 22, have produced the umpteenth great confusion: > Video of the press conference with Pope FrancisThere were two explosive subjects of the press conference, both localized in Chile: the fate of the bishop of Osorno, Juan de la Cruz Barros Madrid, and the lightning wedding celebrated by the pope between a hostess and a steward, during the flight from Santiago to Iquique.In this second case, Francis said that he had judged at once that...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 23 [Prayer and Meditation]

    01/23/2018 7:38:35 AM PST · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Key words: Proverb 23 (NKJV) Listen to Your Father 01 When you sit down to eat with a ruler, 00 Consider carefully what is before you; 02 And put a knife to your throat 00 If you are a man given to appetite. 03 Do not desire his delicacies, 00 For they are deceptive food. 04 Do not overwork to be rich; 00 Because of your own understanding, cease! 05 Will you set your eyes on that which is not? 00 For riches certainly make themselves wings; 00 They fly away like an eagle toward heaven. 06 Do not eat...
  • Kenneth Copeland Acquires New Gulfstream V Jet, Seeks $19.5M for Upgrades and Maintenance

    01/23/2018 7:11:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/23/2018 | Leonardo Blair
    Thanks to the support of his deep-pocketed partners, Texas-based televangelist Kenneth Copeland of Kenneth Copeland Ministries has acquired a new multimillion dollar Gulfstream V jet that he says will help him do the Lord's work and help him avoid having to contend with "demons" that travel on commercial airlines. Copeland's ministry announced last Friday the acquisition of the "debt free" jet, which hit the market with a $36 million price tag in 1998. The ultra-long-range business jet can accommodate up to four crew members and 14 passengers in an executive configuration, according to Gulfstream. It is unclear how much Copeland's...