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  • Pope Francis warns against 'false wisdom' that distracts from God [Catholic Caucus]

    05/07/2017 11:08:20 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    EWTN ^ | May 7, 2017 | Elise Harris
    Reflecting on the image of the Good Shepherd, Pope Francis said his is the only voice that leads us to safety and friendship with God, and cautioned against the false wisdom of those who confuse and deter us from this path. “It is not always easy to distinguish the voice of the Good Shepherd. There is always the danger of the thief, the robber and the false shepherd,” the Pope said May 7. “There is always the risk of being distracted by the clamor of many other voices,” he said, and invited faithful “to not allow ourselves to be diverted...
  • To Understand Jesus’ Life, Death, and Resurrection, We Must Understand Sin

    04/24/2017 5:19:38 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 10 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 4/23/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    One of the most important questions in the history of the universe is “Why did Jesus have to die?” (After beginning this piece, I discovered that The Christian Post recently published “Why Did Jesus Die?”) This is especially the case as we are in the throes of what many are referring to as the “post-truth” era, where “Everybody Wants to Rule Their World.”... The facts of Jesus’ birth, life, death, and resurrection all are, of course, central to Christianity. For millennia, each of these events has been celebrated, studied, and sermonized. Most everyone—from the fervently faithful to the lukewarm to...
  • The Anatomy of a Sin

    04/04/2017 7:47:43 AM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-03-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Anatomy of a Sin Msgr. Charles Pope • April 3, 2017 • The first reading from Monday’s Mass (Monday of the 5th Week of Lent) is the story of Susanna, an extraordinary moral tale from the Book of Daniel. The full passage (which is quite lengthy) can be found here: Daniel 13:1-62. Interestingly, it is missing from Protestant bibles, which use a truncated version of the Book of Daniel. It is not well-known among Catholics, either, because it is only read once each year, at a weekday Mass.The story is of a beautiful young woman, Susanna, who is...
  • Archdiocese website suggests ‘do not commit adultery’ doesn’t ban sexual sin [Catholic Caucus]

    03/20/2017 4:48:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Is the Catholic Church’s traditional sexual morality too rigid? Cardinal Christoph Schönborn’s flock is certainly being led to think so. In December, the website of the Archdiocese of Vienna led by Schönborn published a new presentation of the Ten Commandments. It included a commentary on the Sixth Commandment, “Thou shalt not commit adultery,” that could be interpreted to justify everything from masturbation to pornography and prostitution. The article concludes — openly invoking Pope Francis’ solicitude for sinners — that refusing communion to the divorced and remarried “seems very questionable from a theological point of view.” Says the article on the...
  • The False and Dangerous Coccopalmerio Gambit [Catholic Caucus]

    03/18/2017 2:20:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | March 18, 2017 | Fr. Gerald E. Murray
    Ready for some casuistry? Should the Catholic Church allow a man and a woman to receive the sacraments in the following case? A woman living with a married but divorced man tells him that she no longer wants to live in sin; the man threatens to kill himself, and she, following her confessor’s advice, stays with him? In an interview with Edward Pentin, Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio offers this example and says: yes. He refers to his recent book on Chapter 8 of Amoris Laetitia in which he speaks of this case: Think of a woman who lives with a married...
  • Pope warns of 'very grave sin' when jobs are cut unjustly

    03/15/2017 6:29:30 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 15, 2017 | Associated Press
    Pope warns of 'very grave sin' when jobs are cut unjustly
  • What Does Jesus Mean by Calling Us Evil?"

    03/10/2017 8:18:07 AM PST · by Salvation · 28 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-09-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Does Jesus Mean by Calling Us Evil? Msgr. Charles Pope • March 9, 2017 • In the Gospel for today’s Mass (Thursday of the First Week of Lent) Jesus says,If you then, who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him? (Mt 7:11)A similar verse occurs in the Gospel of Luke: If you then, though you are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit...
  • Cardinal Coccopalmerio Explains His Positions on Catholics in Irregular Unions [Catholic Caucus]

    03/02/2017 9:07:48 AM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | March 1, 2017 | Edward Pentin
    Think of a woman who lives with a married man. She has three little children. She has already been with this man for 10 years. Now the children think of her as a mother. He, the partner, is very much anchored to this woman, as a lover, as a woman. If this woman were to say: “I am leaving this mistaken union because I want to correct my life, but if I did this, I would harm the children and the partner,” then she might say: “I would like to, but I cannot.” In precisely these cases, based on one’s...
  • Francis urges priests to ‘welcome’ cohabitating couples in the ‘style of the Gospel’ [Cath Cauc]

    02/27/2017 3:45:40 PM PST · by ebb tide · 81 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 27, 2017 | Jan Bentz
    Pope Francis urged parish priests participating in a Vatican-run course titled the “New Marriage Procedure” to “welcome” cohabitating couples living in fornication who “prefer to live together without getting married.” The pope did not ask priests to admonish such couples for living in grave sin nor did he ask them to work for their conversion and repentance. “At the same time, make yourselves close with the style of the Gospel itself, in the encounter and welcome of those young people that prefer living together without getting married,” he told priests at the Saturday, February 25 event organized by the Roma...
  • The Flying Scroll....Zechariah pt 6

    Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a flying roll. And he said unto me, What seest thou? And I answered, I see a flying roll; the length thereof is twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof ten cubits. Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth shall be cut off as on this side according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off as on that side according to it. I will bring it forth, saith...
  • How Is Adam’s Sin Different from Eve’s?

    02/14/2017 7:36:56 AM PST · by Salvation · 60 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-13-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    How Is Adam’s Sin Different from Eve’s? Msgr. Charles Pope • February 13, 2017 • In yesterday’s post, we explored the details of original sin and learned that there are subtleties and stages to it that can teach us something. Original sin was more than eating a piece of fruit; there were things that led up to it, both externally and internally.I also mentioned that it was worth exploring how the sacred text speaks of the “Sin of Adam” and differentiates it to some extent from the sin that Eve commits. Biblically, original sin is properly denoted as the...
  • The Anatomy of Original Sin

    02/13/2017 8:16:00 AM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-12-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Anatomy of Original Sin Msgr. Charles Pope • February 12, 2017 • Last week we explored the creation accounts of Genesis, finishing with the account of original sin, that committed by Adam and Eve. Today and tomorrow I’d like to examine original sin more closely. Today, I’ll present the stages of sin that are manifested in Adam’s and Eve’s struggle.Many tend to describe original sin merely as the eating of a forbidden fruit. While this accurate, it is incomplete and leads many to wonder why all this trouble came just from eating a piece of fruit. I believe...
  • Pope Francis at Mass (2-06-17): be open, receptive to God's gifts

    02/06/2017 2:03:22 PM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | February 6, 2017 | Pope Francis
    “How do I receive the redemption, the forgiveness that God has given me, the making of me a son with His Son? Lovingly, tenderly, with freedom? Or do I hide in the rigidity of the closed Commandments, that are more and more “safe” – with emphasis on the scare-quotes – but that do not give joy, because they does not make you free." (Pope Francis in his homily today at Casa Santa Marta)
  • Firestorm Coming: Draft Of Trump Executive Order May Deny Services To Gay, Transgender People (BARF)

    02/02/2017 5:06:33 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 23 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2-2-2017 | Tyler Durden
    In what may be the biggest firestorm set off by a Trump executive order to date, surpassing even the widespread angry response to the Trump immigration order, a draft of an executive order circulating in the Trump administration would dramatically expand the legal protections for individuals, organizations and employers on the grounds of their religious beliefs, and as the WSJ reports, would potentially allow the denial of services to gay and transgender people, and contraception coverage for employees. The draft is titled “Establishing a Government-Wide Initiative to Respect Religious Freedom.” While it hasn't been signed and may never make it...
  • Pope in Santa Marta explains the sins that paralyze Christians

    01/30/2017 8:17:06 PM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Rome Reports ^ | January 27, 2017
    "‘Not taking risks, please, no… prudence…’ All the commandments, all of them… Yes, it’s true, but this paralyzes you too, it makes you forget so many graces received, it takes away memory, it takes away hope, because it doesn’t allow you to go forward. And the present of a Christian, of such a Christian, is how when one goes along the street and an unexpected rain comes, and the garment is not so good and the fabric shrinks… Confined souls…
  • Sarasota deputy shoved pills down elderly victim’s throat; charged with attempted murder

    01/25/2017 2:44:10 PM PST · by alicewonders · 17 replies
    WFLA.com News Channel Eight ^ | January 23, 2017, 1:00 pm Updated: January 24, 2017, 9:56 am | WFLA Web Staff
    SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – An 18-year veteran of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has been arrested on numerous charges, including attempted murder. Sheriff Knight said allegations that Frankie Eugene Bybee, 46, was harassing a 79-year-old woman led to an investigation into the deputy’s actions. Sheriff Knight asserted Bybee took care of the elderly woman’s dog, visited her in the hospital and introduced her to his family – all in an effort to gain her trust. “His actions are a disgrace not only to this agency, but to the law enforcement profession,” said Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight. The initial...
  • Instructions on “Amoris Laetitia” from Malta’s Bishops Can Inform LGBT Issues, Too

    01/23/2017 9:45:49 AM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    New Ways Ministry ^ | January 22, 2017 | Robert Shine
    Bishops in Malta have published a document on applying Amoris Laetitia, the apostolic exhortation on family released by Pope Francis last year. The bishops’ document reflects the pope’s call for more mercy and inclusion in the church, all of which is applicable to LGBT issues. In the document, “Criteria for the Application of Chapter VIII of Amoris Laetitia,” Maltese Bishops Charles Scicluna and Mario Grech primarily addressed the situation of Catholics who are divorced and civilly remarried. Yet the principles they laid out are transferable to LGBT Catholics and their loved ones, too. Released on the Feast of the Epiphany,...
  • The Hardening of Hearts Caused by the Deceit of Sin

    01/16/2017 8:27:17 AM PST · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-15-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Hardening of Hearts Caused by the Deceit of Sin Msgr. Charles Pope • January 15, 2017 • Last week at daily Mass (Thursday of the First Week of the Year) we read from the Letter to the Hebrews. In it was an important admonition, especially appropriate for our times:Encourage yourselves daily while it is still today, so that none of you may grow hardened by the deceit of sin (Heb 3:12).Collectively speaking, we been hardened by the deceit of sin. Many of us who are older remember times when sins that are openly practiced (and even celebrated) today...
  • The Chicago Kidnappers;How They Lost Their Soul

    These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren. (Proverbs 6:16-20)In a world where it is increasingly difficult to truly be shocked by displays of depravity, we have to hand it to the four young African Americans in Chicago, they have pulled it off. I have to say, I am truly stunned by what they have...
  • OUR SINFUL NATURE

    01/02/2017 6:01:26 PM PST · by grumpa · 6 replies
    http://www.faithfacts.org ^ | January 2, 2017 | Charles Meek
    Our Sinful Nature by Charles Meek The Bible makes it abundantly clear that man is sinful at our core. This does not mean that we can do no good at all, but it does mean that every aspect of our lives is touched by sin in some way. This is a fundamental understanding unique to Christianity, because it points to the absolute need of a Savior. All other religions and worldviews hold that man is basically good, and thus perfectible by law and education. An apologetic for the faith should include this instruction. Here are some examples of what the...