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  • Cardinal Burke Outlines Formal Correction of Pope Francis’ Teaching

    08/17/2017 12:10:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 08/17/2017 | Edward Pentin
    The former prefect of the Apostolic Signatura explains in a new interview how a correction of parts of the Holy Father’s magisterium would be enacted, pays tribute to the recently deceased Cardinal Meisner, and stresses the importance of true mercy. In a new interview, Cardinal Raymond Burke has said it is “now necessary” that a declaration be issued on key areas of Church doctrine that are “not clear” in Pope Francis’ teachings. The Holy Father will then be “obliged to respond” in order to bring clarification to those teachings, he said. The cardinal told The Wanderer newspaper Aug. 14 that...
  • The Knights of Columbus want to silence and discriminate Catholic Converts [Catholic Caucus]

    08/17/2017 10:31:50 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | August 17, 2017 | New Catholic
    ...actually, "in service to some" - just "cradle Catholics": Converts need not apply, or buy insurance *** The Knights of Columbus made a clear choice when the organization decided to sponsor the faltering "Crux" -- founded by the Boston Globe for liberal journalist John Allen Jr (when the Globe thought it could cash in on Francis' supposed "popularity") and then, when it came into trouble, propped up by the Knights. The Knights' choice was to uphold the liberal and Modernist version of Catholicism in reporting news. For a few weeks now, Knights-Crux has been on a crusade to crush...
  • [Catholic Caucus] FOUR TRAITORS: Guard your souls and the souls of your loved ones.

    08/17/2017 9:39:57 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | August 17, 2017 | Michael Voris
    With so many leaders in the Church in open rebellion to Her and Her divinely revealed teachings, it's worth alerting people to the treachery. Currently, in the English-speaking world at any given moment, you will find some combination of the following four priests, spreading error and sowing confusion anywhere they can gain an audience. And because of their influence in Church circles, they gain entrance to many many audiences. First, the big four are Fr. James Martin, Fr. Thomas Rosica, Fr. Bryan Massingale and Fr. Timothy Radcliffe. Combined, they form the leading edge of a public relations campaign to introduce...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 17 [Prayer and Meditation]

    08/17/2017 9:16:49 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 17 (NKJV) The LORD Tests Hearts 01 Better is a dry morsel with quietness, 00 Than a house full of feasting with strife. 02 A wise servant will rule over a son who causes shame, 00 And will share an inheritance among the brothers. 03 The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, 00 But the LORD tests the hearts. 04 An evildoer gives heed to false lips; 00 A liar listens eagerly to a spiteful tongue. 05 He who mocks the poor reproaches his Maker; 00 He who is glad at calamity will not...
  • Why and How Does Satan Roam the Earth?

    08/17/2017 7:58:20 AM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-16-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Why and How Does Satan Roam the Earth? Msgr. Charles Pope • August 16, 2017 • One of the more puzzling aspects of demonology is the freedom that Satan and demons appear to have in roaming the earth, causing trouble. If the condemned are consigned to Hell for all eternity, why is Satan allowed to wander about outside of Hell? Isn’t he supposed to be suffering in Hell along with his minions and the other condemned? Further, it doesn’t seem that he is suffering one bit, but rather having a grand time wreaking havoc on the earth. How do...
  • America Prayer Vigil

    08/17/2017 6:57:28 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 13 replies
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  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(8/18/17)[Prayer]

    08/17/2017 6:19:39 AM PDT · by left that other site · 9 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/18/17 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Ark of the Covenant, The Tabernacle, and The Temple 1 Kings 6 Solomon Builds the Temple 6 In the four hundred and eightieth[a] year after the Israelites came out of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv, the second month, he began to build the temple of the Lord. 2 The temple that King Solomon built for the Lord was sixty cubits long, twenty wide and thirty high.[b] 3 The portico at the front of the main hall of the temple extended the width of the temple,...
  • Becoming an Effective Minister

    08/17/2017 5:41:29 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Love . . . is not arrogant" (1 Cor. 13:4). Love is the key to effective ministry. In 1 Corinthians 13:4 Paul says, "Love does not brag and is not arrogant." We often equate bragging and arrogance, but in this passage there is a subtle difference. The Greek word translated "brag" emphasizes prideful speech or actions; "arrogant" emphasizes the attitude of pride motivating those actions. The prideful attitudes of the Corinthians were evident in several areas. In 1 Corinthians 4:18-21 Paul says, "Some have become arrogant, as though I were not coming to you. But I will come to you...
  • Finding True Contentment

    08/17/2017 5:40:57 AM PDT · by metmom · 3 replies
    Grace to ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “To me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21). True contentment is found only in Christ. There has never been a society in the history of the world that has had as many commodities as Americans have. We are living in affluence that is unheard of in the world’s history. The key philosophy behind it all is this: only as you accumulate enough assets to satisfy your particular lifestyle can you really be happy. Sad to say, Christians have bought into that philosophy. Now, there’s nothing intrinsically wrong with commodities, but it is wrong to think...
  • Awaiting the City of God (Protestant/Evangelical Caucus and Devotional)

    08/17/2017 5:25:21 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 4 replies
    Evangelical Christians love America. Some see in her the last hope of creating a Christian nation. But it is not a Christian nation. It is pagan to the core. It is in danger of becoming, if it is not already, the new “Evil Empire.” The Mayflower Compact is a museum piece, a relic of a forgotten era. “In God We Trust” is now a lie. Yes, we must always work for social reform. Yes, we must be “profane” in Martin Luther’s sense of going out of the temple and into the world. We do not despise the country of our...
  • Syriac Patriarch Says West has ‘Betrayed’ Middle East Christians

    08/16/2017 8:41:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    "We've been not only abandoned by the Western countries, we have been betrayed"The West has failed to do enough to protect Christian minorities in the Middle East, the Syriac Catholic Patriarch has said. “I can tell you, we’ve been not only abandoned by the Western countries, but even we have been betrayed,” Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan told The Southern Cross, newspaper of the Diocese of San Diego. He made the comments in a recent interview at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Syriac Catholic Parish in El Cajon. While the Christian minority in Syria and Iraq is composed of “peaceful...
  • US Men’s Religious Orders Commit to Working for Papal Encyclical on Nonviolence

    08/16/2017 8:34:47 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    La Stampa-Vatican Insider ^ | Joshua J. McElwee
    The umbrella group of the leaders of U.S. Catholic men’s religious orders has committed to working to persuade Pope Francis to write a new encyclical letter focused on shifting church teaching away from just war theory towards Gospel nonviolence.The umbrella group of the leaders of U.S. Catholic men’s religious orders has committed to working to persuade Pope Francis to write a new encyclical letter focused on shifting church teaching away from just war theory towards Gospel nonviolence. In a resolution adopted Aug. 3 at its annual assembly, The Conference of Major Superiors of Men declared it would “use both our...
  • Modern Catholics ‘Too Wishy-Washy’, Says Scottish Archbishop

    08/16/2017 8:28:18 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 8/16/17 | Nick Hallett
    We accommodate. We compromise. We avoid conflict — even when conflict is the only proper course,' Archbishop Tartaglia wroteScottish Catholics have become too “wishy-washy” in standing up for their faith, the Archbishop of Glasgow has warned. In an essay for Crux, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia said “too many believers” have submitted to secular values and failed to stress their faith. When challenged by secularism, the archbishop said, many Catholics avoid saying they “really believe in anything supernatural; in anything they can’t see or touch or experience; or in anything beyond modelling and encouraging decent behaviour”. “Too many believers no longer talk...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-17-17

    08/16/2017 8:27:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 23 replies ^ | 08-17-17 | Revised New American Bible
    August 17, 2017 Thursday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jos 3:7-10a, 11, 13-17The LORD said to Joshua,"Today I will begin to exalt you in the sight of all Israel,that they may know I am with you, as I was with Moses.Now command the priests carrying the ark of the covenantto come to a halt in the Jordanwhen you reach the edge of the waters." So Joshua said to the children of Israel,"Come here and listen to the words of the LORD, your God.This is how you will know that there is a living God in...
  • Nigerian Cardinal Criticises Attempts to Relax Communion Rules

    08/16/2017 8:24:54 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Amoris Laetitia clearly reaffirms the traditional doctrine of the church, Cardinal Onaiyekan saidPope Francis did not change church teaching on the rules for receiving Communion, but rather assured people who are in difficult situations that the church cares for them and the mercy of God extends to them, a Nigerian cardinal said. Nigerian Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan of Abuja, speaking at Ghana’s National Eucharistic Congress in Jasikan August 11, said it was unfortunate that pressure has mounted on the Catholic Church in some places to relax the rules about the reception of holy Communion. Such pressure, he said, can be...
  • Cardinal Sarah: The new revolutionaries are trying to destroy the Christian family

    08/16/2017 8:05:31 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | August 16, 2017 | Nick Hallett
    People once again need to rise up like the Vendée Catholics and Royalists, the cardinal addedModern Western advocates of abortion and population control in Africa are like the French revolutionaries who massacred the people of Vendée, Cardinal Robert Sarah has said.In a homily honouring the Vendée martyrs, published online by Famille Chrétienne, Cardinal Sarah praised the region and its inhabitants for resisting atheistic republicanism during the Revolution, but said that the Church and the traditional family still faced persecution.“Who will rise today for God?” the cardinal asked. “Who will dare to confront the modern persecutors of the Church? Who will...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for all, Venerable Matt Talbot, 06-18-17

    08/16/2017 7:52:08 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies ^ | 06-18-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Statue of Venerable Matt Talbot | flickrVenerable Matt Talbot Saint of the Day for June 18 (May 2, 1856 – June 7, 1925)  Venerable Matt Talbot’s story Matt can be considered the patron of men and women struggling with alcoholism. He was born in Dublin, where his father worked on the docks and had a difficult time supporting his family. After a few years of schooling, Matt obtained work as a messenger for some liquor merchants; there he began to drink excessively. For 15 years—until he was almost 30—Matt was an active alcoholic.One day...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Priest Protests Against "Male-Only" Deacons

    08/16/2017 6:28:43 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | August 16, 2017 | Gloria TV
    Father Roy Donovan, parish priest of Caheronlish, Limerick, has objected to the decision by his Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly of Cashel & Emly to introduce the permanent diaconate in his archdiocese. Donovan called on the archbishop to wait until the completion of a report by the papal commission on women deacons. He further believes that “a woman could celebrate the Eucharist even better than a man being more familiar with the shedding of blood. A woman saying ‘this is my body, this is my blood’ can give more meaning to the Eucharist than any male celibate.” The leadership of the radical...
  • North Korea and Bible Prophecy

    08/16/2017 1:18:55 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 17 replies
    Omega Letter ^ | 8/14/17 | Pete Garcia
    With things heating up in the Pacific northeast, people are wondering what a potential war with North Korea means’ in the prophetic picture. Let me be upfront and state that I believe a war with North Korea will transpire, and that they are about to experience fundamental regime change. Let me be clear in saying that the North Korean regime under Kim Jong Un (KJU) will collapse through divine action. Now God may use the military, diplomatic, or economic means, but it will happen because He allows it. As a result, the Gospel will go into North Korea even if...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cdl. Burke Calls Out Apostasy Among Church Leaders

    08/16/2017 12:25:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Trey Elmore ^ | August 15, 2017 | Trey Elmore
    His Eminence Cdl. Raymond Burke is admitting there is apostasy in the Church, and is laying blame squarely at the feet of Church leaders. He also makes a direct call for Pope Francis to restore unity to a divided and fractured Church. In a recent interview with The Wanderer, the former prefect of the Apostolic Signatura commented on topics like Amoris Laetitia and the dubia, the passing of Cdl. Joachim Meisner and the propagation of false mercy, among others. When asked if the Church faces the danger of schism, Cdl. Burke spoke to the reality of the current apostasy within the Church...