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  • [CatholicCaucus] Austrian Bishop Allows ‘Jesus Clock’ Made from Upside Down Corpus with Broken Arms

    03/21/2019 11:52:36 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 22 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 20, 2019 | Martin M. Barillas
    Bishop Hermann Glettler of Austria gave permission for an artist to install a salvaged corpus from a crucifix that serves as a clock within the sanctuary of the historic Spitalskirche in downtown Innsbruck [Austria]. From the hands of artist Manfred Erjautz, 53, and dubbed “Your Jesus,” the upside-down wooden corpus projects from a mechanism on a shaft that is embedded in the torso. The severed arms of the sculpted icon of the Crucified mark the minutes and seconds on the timepiece… A professed fan of modern art and supporter of religious art, Bishop Glettler is allowing similar artwork to be...
  • March 21 - Promise for the Persecuted

    03/21/2019 5:12:16 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 2008 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “‘Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. . . . Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you’” (Matthew 5:10, 12). Jesus pronounces a double blessing on those who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, which is for His own sake. The specific blessing promised is that “theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Jesus said, “Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or...
  • March 20 - Foreseeing False Accusations

    03/20/2019 4:50:32 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 2008 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “‘Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me’” (Matthew 5:11). Faithfulness to Christ will bring enemies of the gospel who will “falsely say all kinds of evil against” us. Whereas “insults” are abusive words said to our faces, these “evil” things are primarily abusive words said behind our backs. Jesus’ critics said of Him, “Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!” (Matt. 11:19). If the world said that of the sinless Christ, what things can His followers expect to...
  • March 19 - Expecting Verbal Insults

    03/19/2019 6:25:42 AM PDT · by metmom · 3 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 2008 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “‘Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me’” (Matthew 5:11). Beyond physical persecution, Jesus encouraged believers with blessing for having insults cast against them. The Greek word for “insult” carries the idea of reviling, upbraiding, or serious insulting. To insult someone is to throw abusive words in the face of an opponent, to mock viciously. To be an obedient citizen of the kingdom is to court verbal abuse and reviling. As He stood before the Sanhedrin after His arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus was...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-19-19, SOL, Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    03/18/2019 9:54:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-19-19 | Revised New American Bible
    March 19 2019 Solemnity of Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reading 1 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16 The LORD spoke to Nathan and said:"Go, tell my servant David,'When your time comes and you rest with your ancestors,I will raise up your heir after you, sprung from your loins,and I will make his kingdom firm.It is he who shall build a house for my name.And I will make his royal throne firm forever.I will be a father to him,and he shall be a son to me.Your house and your kingdom shall endure forever before me;your throne shall...
  • March 18 - Anticipating Physical Persecution

    03/18/2019 4:40:00 PM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 2008 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “‘Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven’” (Matthew 5:10). The Greek word that is translated “persecuted” and “persecute” in Matthew 5:10–12 has the basic meaning of chasing, driving away, or pursuing. From that meaning developed the connotations of physical persecution, harassment, abuse, and other unjust treatment. The believer who possesses the qualities described in the first seven beatitudes will be willing to face persecution “for the sake of righteousness.” He will have an attitude of self-sacrifice for the sake of Christ. He is exemplified by a lack of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-18-19, OM, St. Cyril of Jerusalem

    03/17/2019 10:40:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-18-19 | Revised New American Bible
    March 18 2019 Monday of the Second Week in Lent Reading 1 Dn 9:4b-10 "Lord, great and awesome God,you who keep your merciful covenant toward those who love youand observe your commandments!We have sinned, been wicked and done evil;we have rebelled and departed from your commandments and your laws.We have not obeyed your servants the prophets,who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes,our fathers, and all the people of the land.Justice, O Lord, is on your side;we are shamefaced even to this day:we, the men of Judah, the residents of Jerusalem,and all Israel, near and far,in all...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil - 3/18/2019 [Prayer]

    03/17/2019 10:35:10 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 25 replies
    Free Republic Intercessors ^ | 3/18/2019 | UMCRevMom
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for our President and Vice President 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.
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 03-17-19, Second Sunday of Lent

    03/16/2019 10:09:55 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-17-19 | Revised New American Bible
    March 17 2019 Second Sunday of Lent Reading 1 Gn 15:5-12, 17-18 The Lord God took Abram outside and said, "Look up at the sky and count the stars, if you can.Just so," he added, "shall your descendants be."Abram put his faith in the LORD, who credited it to him as an act of righteousness. He then said to him, "I am the LORD who brought you from Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land as a possession.""O Lord GOD," he asked, "how am I to know that I shall possess it?"He answered him, "Bring me a...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-16-17

    03/16/2019 1:57:27 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-16-19 | Revised New American Bible
    March 16 2019 Saturday of the First Week of Lent Reading 1 Dt 26:16-19 Moses spoke to the people, saying:"This day the LORD, your God,commands you to observe these statutes and decrees.Be careful, then,to observe them with all your heart and with all your soul.Today you are making this agreement with the LORD:he is to be your God and you are to walk in his waysand observe his statutes, commandments and decrees,and to hearken to his voice.And today the LORD is making this agreement with you:you are to be a people peculiarly his own, as he promised you;and provided you...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Communion Rail and Complementarity

    03/16/2019 8:25:03 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | March 16, 2019 | Rev. Jerry J. Pokorsky
    [Catholic Caucus] The Communion Rail and Complementarity The traditional Communion rail has functional and sacramental purposes.  It distinguishes the sanctuary from the nave and the priest from the people.  The architectural logic of the Communion rail symbolizes the sacred (“set apart”) and ministerial priesthood with the priest offering Mass as a mediator in Christ the Head. The priest, as male, images Jesus as the Divine Bridegroom in union with His beloved Church.  And he feeds the Bride of Christ at the Communion rail, from the “table of the Lord.” Bride and Bridegroom are distinct but never divorced.
  • #MAGA Church: The Doomsday Prophet Who Says the Bible Predicted Trump

    03/15/2019 11:52:41 AM PDT · by firebrand · 55 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 15, 2019 Internet only | Sam Kestenbaum
    On a Sunday morning at Beth Israel Worship Center in Wayne, N.J., a bearded pastor named Jonathan Cahn stood on an elevated platform, gazing over a full house. Stage lights shifted from blue to white as the backing band played a drifting melody. Two men hoisted curled rams’ horns and let out long blasts. Sitting at the end of a sleepy drive an hour from Manhattan, Beth Israel may look like any common suburban church. But the center has a highly unusual draw. Every weekend, some 1,000 congregants gather for the idiosyncratic teachings of the church’s celebrity pastor, an entrepreneurial...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-15-19

    03/14/2019 11:52:54 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-15-19 | Revised New American Bible
    March 15 2019 Friday of the First Week of Lent Reading 1 Ez 18:21-28 Thus says the Lord GOD:If the wicked man turns away from all the sins he committed, if he keeps all my statutes and does what is right and just,he shall surely live, he shall not die. None of the crimes he committed shall be remembered against him;he shall live because of the virtue he has practiced. Do I indeed derive any pleasure from the death of the wicked?says the Lord GOD. Do I not rather rejoice when he turns from his evil waythat he may...
  • Purim and the MEMORY of Amalek

    03/14/2019 12:14:37 PM PDT · by Ezekiel · 22 replies
    Bible, misc. | March 14th, 2009 (Pi Day) | Ezekiel
    Purim and the MEMORY of Amalek Parshat ZachorThis being the Shabbat before Purim, on which we celebrate the foiling of Haman the Amalekite's plot to destroy the Jewish people, the weekly Parshah is supplemented with the Zachor reading (Deuteronomy 25:17-19) in which we are commanded to remember the evil of Amalek and to eradicate it from the face of the earth.https://www.chabad.org/calendar/view/day.asp?tdate=3/16/2019 Deu 25 17. Remember [zachor! זכור] what Amalek did to you by the way, when you came forth out of Egypt: 18. How he met you by the way, and struck at your rear, all who were feeble behind...
  • Serbian Church maintains communion with Constantinople for now out of economia

    03/14/2019 8:46:33 AM PDT · by NRx · 4 replies
    Orthodox Christianity ^ | 03-14-2019 | staff
    An official statement of the Serbian ChurchÂ’s position on the Patriarchate of ConstantinopleÂ’s actions in Ukraine and the schismatic Ukrainian Church it created there was sent to Patriarch Bartholomew and published on the site of the Russian PatriarchateÂ’s Synodal Department for External Church Relations in late February and subsequently on the site of the Serbian Orthodox Church. And, as the Serbian site Politika reported on Tuesday, the Serbian hierarchs subsequently sent their position statement to all the Local Churches, informing them that they consider ConstantinopleÂ’s actions non-canonical, and that the only Church they recognize in Ukraine is that headed by...
  • Matins, Hours, Typica and Vespers (Thursday the 4th day of Lent)

    03/14/2019 8:25:02 AM PDT · by NRx · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 03-14-2019 | Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
    Matins, Hours, Typica and Vespers for Clean Thursday the fourth day of Lent (English & Slavonic- appx 3:13 hrs)
  • March 14 - Characteristics of Peacemakers, Part 2

    03/14/2019 5:54:33 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 2008 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God’” (Matthew 5:9). Continuing from yesterday, let’s look at two more characteristics of peacemakers. First, a peacemaker helps others make peace with others. Once you see your duty as a peacemaker in the world, you’ll be looking for ways to build bridges between people and God and then to build them between persons. By definition, a bridge can’t be one-sided. It must extend between two sides or it can never function. And once built, it continues to need support on both sides or it will collapse. In any relationship...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings,03-14-19

    03/14/2019 12:13:24 AM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-14-19 | Revised New American Bible
    March 14 2019 Thursday of the First Week in Lent Reading 1 Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25 Queen Esther, seized with mortal anguish,had recourse to the LORD.She lay prostrate upon the ground, together with her handmaids, from morning until evening, and said:"God of Abraham, God of Isaac, and God of Jacob, blessed are you. Help me, who am alone and have no help but you,for I am taking my life in my hand.As a child I used to hear from the books of my forefathersthat you, O LORD, always free those who are pleasing to you.Now help me, who am...
  • March 13 - Characteristics of Peacemakers, Part 1

    03/13/2019 12:26:10 PM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 2008 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God’” (Matthew 5:9). The apostle tells us that “God has called us to peace” (1 Cor. 7:15), that He “reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation” (2 Cor. 5:18). The ministry of reconciliation is peacemaking. Those whom God has called to peace He also calls to make peace. Today and tomorrow we’re going to look at four things that characterize a peacemaker. First, he is one who has made peace with God. Before we came to Christ, God was at war with us....
  • Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete (Wednesday)

    03/13/2019 12:14:27 PM PDT · by NRx · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 03-05-2012 | St. George Orthodox Church
    The Great Canon of Repentance for the third day of Lent.