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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 27-May-2024

    05/27/2024 7:18:59 AM PDT · by annalex · 15 replies
    27 May 2024 Monday of week 8 in Ordinary Time St. Augustine of Canterbury Parish, Toronto Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: Green. Year: B(II).First reading1 Peter 1:3-9 ©You did not see Christ, yet you love himBlessed be God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who in his great mercy has given us a new birth as his sons, by raising Jesus Christ from the dead, so that we have a sure hope and the promise of an inheritance that can never be spoilt or soiled and never fade away, because it is being kept for you in the heavens....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 26-May-2024

    05/26/2024 10:51:45 AM PDT · by annalex · 16 replies
    Sunday 26 May 2024 The Most Holy Trinity Solemnity An altar dedicated to St Philip Neri at Brompton Oratory in London, containing a wax effigy of the saintReadings at MassLiturgical Colour: White. Year: B(II).First readingDeuteronomy 4:32-34,39-40 ©The Lord is God indeed: he and no otherMoses said to the people: ‘Put this question to the ages that are past, that went before you, from the time God created man on earth: Was there ever a word so majestic, from one end of heaven to the other? Was anything ever heard? Did ever a people hear the voice of the living...
  • Willing Ignorance in Government

    05/26/2024 5:34:41 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 7 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 5/25/24 | Daymond Duck
    Concerning the death of too many Palestinians in Gaza, on May 15, 2024, Israel released video (taken by an Israeli drone) of a Hamas terrorist at a United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) humanitarian aid warehouse in Rafah shooting at Palestinian civilians. In addition to the video of the Hamas terrorist shooting at Palestinians, other armed Hamas terrorists were videoed inside the UNRWA compound. Israel Katz (Israel’s Foreign Minister) said no lie from António Guterres, UN secretary-general, and Philippe Lazzarini, commissioner general of UNRWA, will hide the truth: “UNRWA is an arm of the terrorist organization Hamas. Lazzarini must...
  • Mob attack on Christians leaves man in critical condition, spurs calls to end ‘vigilante justice’ in Pakistan

    05/25/2024 1:53:03 PM PDT · by Cronos · 7 replies
    Arab news ^ | 25th May 2024 | Aamir Saeed
    ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: Police in Pakistan’s eastern Punjab province dispersed a furious mob that targeted members of the Christian community on Saturday, leaving one man in critical condition following allegations of desecration of the Muslim scripture, as civil society activists called for an end to “vigilante justice” in the country. The incident occurred in Sargodha district after some people accused their Christian neighbor of defiling the pages of the Holy Qur’an. The house and a small shoemaking factory owned and operated by the man were burned down in the ensuing rampage, which was followed by police action that led to clashes with...
  • Revelation Ch. 1 and 1 Corinthians Ch. 13

    05/25/2024 1:41:23 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 3 replies
    "I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death." "For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. "For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 25-May-2024

    05/25/2024 11:30:50 AM PDT · by annalex · 15 replies
    25 May 2024 Saturday of week 7 in Ordinary Time St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church, Montgomery, ALReadings at MassLiturgical Colour: Green. Year: B(II).First readingJames 5:13-20 ©A good man's heartfelt prayer has great powerIf any one of you is in trouble, he should pray; if anyone is feeling happy, he should sing a psalm. If one of you is ill, he should send for the elders of the church, and they must anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord and pray over him. The prayer of faith will save the sick man and the Lord will...
  • Pope Rebuked For Claiming The Heart Is Inherently Good: ‘Jesus Taught To The Contrary’

    05/25/2024 9:48:21 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 78 replies
    Harbingers Daily ^ | 5/24/24 | Decision Magazine
    Pope Francis is under fire after claiming that human beings are “fundamentally good” in a recent interview with 60 Minutes host Norah O’ Donnell. “We are all fundamentally good,” he said. “Yes, there are some rogues and sinners, but the heart itself is good.” Evangelical leaders have pointed out that the pontiff’s statements are contrary to the teaching of original sin, one of Christianity’s basic doctrines. “If this is true, we don’t need a Savior to die on the Cross,” wrote Eric Metaxas, best-selling author and national radio host. Alluding to the pope’s statements in light of the 24/7 news...
  • Conversations With The Dead Through AI?: Technology Is Taking Deception To A Whole New Level

    05/25/2024 9:46:48 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 26 replies
    Harbingers Daily ^ | 5/24/24 | David Bowen
    If you could, would you want to talk with someone who has died? What if that person was someone you deeply loved and cared for? I asked if you could because we now have technology that promises to make that scenario possible. Here’s a technology issue: it doesn’t go backward once it reaches a certain level. It only advances. Our world is now promoting it has the technology to have a conversation with the dead. Dadbot and HereAfter AI How do these conversations take place? Through a chatbot called Dadbot. Dadbot is on an interactive app called HereAfter AI. This...
  • Gospel of John Ch. 21 and 1 Corinthians Ch. 12

    05/24/2024 2:34:08 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 3 replies
    "He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep." "For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ." "But now are they many members, yet but one body. And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need...
  • MyChurchFinder is an online directory to Christian nationalist congregations

    05/24/2024 12:25:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | May 24, 2024 | Tess Owen
    (RNS) — Since taking the pulpit at Legacy Baptist Church in Coolidge, Arizona, Pastor Rob Hudelson has not shied away from hot-button political issues, including disputing the results of the 2020 election. His taste for politicking has expressed itself in his two campaigns for state representative. Recently on X, formerly Twitter, Hudelson responded to a post from the conspiracy minded journalist Lara Logan about recent arrests of Jan. 6 rioters with a post that read: “Marxism will not be something that is debated… only taken by force. It cannot win in the battlefield of ideas.” That kind of rhetoric has...
  • Justin Martyr: First Apology (155 AD): Early Christian baptism

    05/24/2024 6:27:35 AM PDT · by Cronos · 8 replies ^ | 155 Anno Domini | Justin Martyr
    I will also relate the manner in which we dedicated ourselves to God when we had been made new through Christ; lest, if we omit this, we seem to be unfair in the explanation we are making. As many as are persuaded and believe that what we teach and say is true, and undertake to be able to live accordingly, are instructed to pray and to entreat God with fasting, for the remission of their sins that are past, we praying and fasting with them. =================== In his Dialogue with Trypho, Justin mades an additional reference - here is...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 24-May-2024

    05/24/2024 4:35:46 AM PDT · by annalex · 15 replies
    24 May 2024 Friday of week 7 in Ordinary TimeSts. Volodymyr and Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church, ChicagoReadings at MassLiturgical Colour: Green. Year: B(II).First readingJames 5:9-12 ©Do not ask for judgement, or you may receive itDo not make complaints against one another, brothers, so as not to be brought to judgement yourselves; the Judge is already to be seen waiting at the gates. For your example, brothers, in submitting with patience, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord; remember it is those who had endurance that we say are the blessed ones. You have heard of...
  • Emerald Ash Borer in Wisconsin

    05/23/2024 8:40:26 PM PDT · by kawhill · 14 replies
    Extension University of Wisconsin-Madison ^ | (May 2024) | Extension University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Trees can decline for a number of reasons: insects, disease, soil compaction, winter injury, drought stress, and many other factors.
  • What More Does The Church Need To See Before They Conclude We Are Nearing Christ’s Return?

    05/23/2024 3:49:40 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 95 replies
    Harbingers Daily ^ | 5/21/24 | Jonathan Brentner
    This sounds so much like today! I couldn’t get that thought out of my head as I read the John 6 account of Jesus’ interaction with the Jews the day after His feeding of the five thousand. How did those in the crowd on that day respond to Jesus’ plea that they believe in Him? They asked, “Then what sign do you do, that we may see and believe you? What work do you perform?” (John 6:30). What more did they need to see? Jesus had just fed a multitude with “five barley loaves” and “two fish.” The total number...
  • Gospel of John Ch. 20 and 1 Corinthians Ch. 11

    05/23/2024 3:19:16 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 3 replies
    "And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord. "Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: "And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son...
  • LGBT-CRU: Leaked Cru Training Materials Prove CRU is Teaching “Gay Christianity”

    05/23/2024 11:08:53 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Protestia ^ | May 23, 2024 | David Morrill
    CRU (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) has been subjecting its staff to nearly seven hours of video materials promoting SSA (Same-sex attraction) “Side B Christianity” – promoting patently unbiblical and damaging views on gender, sex, sin, and marriage – as evidenced by CRU curriculum that recently leaked online. CRU’s LGBTQ-accepting training materials feature Revoice heretic Preston Sprinkle and “mixed-orientation marriage” Rachel Gilson telling CRU staffers that God is powerless over homosexual attraction, comparisons between the church’s supposed bad treatment of the LGBTQ “community” and Nazi treatment of gays, and full acceptance of “homosexual” and “transgender” as cultures needing gospel contextualization...
  • TX Pastor Fired Over Child Pornography Charges

    05/23/2024 11:01:23 AM PDT · by Morgana · 45 replies
    Ministry Watch ^ | May 20, 2024 | Theresa Abell Haynes
    A Houston-area church has fired its longtime pastor after local police arrested him on child pornography charges. In a public statement, Calvary Chapel of The Woodlands announced its board had unanimously stripped 63-year-old Bruce Hollen of his lead pastor role on May 8, the same day that Montgomery County authorities arrested him. “The board hereby has determined that Bruce Hollen no longer has authority, authorization, or permission to conduct any business on behalf of Calvary Chapel of the Woodlands,” the church website said. “He may not hold himself out as a leader in any capacity for the church, and he...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 23-May-2024

    05/23/2024 3:44:22 AM PDT · by annalex · 15 replies
    23 May 2024 Thursday of week 7 in Ordinary Time Shrine of Saint William of Perth — Rochester CathedralReadings at MassLiturgical Colour: Green. Year: B(II).First readingJames 5:1-6 ©The Lord hears the cries of those you have cheatedAn answer for the rich. Start crying, weep for the miseries that are coming to you. Your wealth is all rotting, your clothes are all eaten up by moths. All your gold and your silver are corroding away, and the same corrosion will be your own sentence, and eat into your body. It was a burning fire that you stored up as your...
  • Did God Create Evil: Part 2: An Awkward Truce of Disparate Truths

    05/22/2024 7:07:42 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 16 replies ^ | 5/8/24 | Steve Schmutzer
    In the first part of this article, we noted that God has created everything. Nothing exists without Him. This position is clearly supported in the Scriptures just as the case for His omnibenevolent, omniscient, and omnipotent nature is also supported. These are matters which are beyond question if one studies and accepts the Scriptures responsibly. All that being so, it’s tempting to feel that if an omnipotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent God really exists, then evil should not. If God is who the Bible claims He is, then how does evil fit in? This awkward truce of disparate truths is not...
  • Did God Create Evil?

    05/22/2024 7:07:39 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 34 replies ^ | 5/7/24 | Steve Schmutzer
    Part 1: An Apparent Contradiction of Logic An unsettling question may arise when one ponders the implications of John 1:3 which states, “All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.” That unsettling question is, “Did God create evil?” Let’s step back a few paces to get a big-picture view. After each sequence of bringing the heavens and earth into existence in Genesis chapter 1, God considered His creative work to be good. Over and over, it is repeated, “And God saw that it was good.” The point is...