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  • 1968 - A Year When Many in the Church Drank the Poison of the World

    06/20/2018 9:18:51 AM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-19-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    1968 - A Year When Many in the Church Drank the Poison of the World Msgr. Charles Pope • June 19, 2018 • Corner of 7th & N Street NW, Washington D.C., April 8, 1968There was something awful about the year 1968. Fifty years later we are still reeling from its effects. Perhaps we do well to ponder the deep wounds that still fester today.I was a young lad at the time, and almost everything I saw on the television news terrified me. Harrowing nightly reports from Vietnam (where my father was stationed) detailed that day’s casualties; I always...
  • Church: Cardinal McCarrick Is A Molester [Catholic Caucus]

    06/20/2018 9:14:33 AM PDT · by NRx · 6 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 06-20-2018 | Rod Dreher
    This has been a very long time coming: Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, D.C., has been removed from public ministry after a credible allegation he abused a teen 50 years ago while serving as a priest in New York Archdiocese. More:Innocence? I believe McCarrick is lying, and that he knows he is lying. I have been waiting for this story to break since 2002.Back then, I received a tip from a priest who had gone on his own dime to Rome, along with a group of prominent US Catholic laymen, to meet with an official for the...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 20 [Prayer and Meditation]

    06/20/2018 6:44:22 AM PDT · by OneVike · 1 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 20 (NKJV) Wine Is a Mocker 01 Wine is a mocker, 00 Strong drink is a brawler, 00 And whoever is led astray by it is not wise. 02 The wrath of a king is like the roaring of a lion; 00 Whoever provokes him to anger sins against his own life. 03 It is honorable for a man to stop striving, 00 Since any fool can start a quarrel. 04 The lazy man will not plow because of winter; 00 He will beg during harvest and have nothing. 05 Counsel in the heart of man is like...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 19 [Prayer and Meditation]

    06/20/2018 6:29:15 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 19 (NKJV) The Fear of the Lord Leads to Life 01 Better is the poor who walks in his integrity 00 Than one who is perverse in his lips, and is a fool. 02 Also it is not good for a soul to be without knowledge, 00 And he sins who hastens with his feet. 03 The foolishness of a man twists his way, 00 And his heart frets against the LORD. 04 Wealth makes many friends, 00 But the poor is separated from his friend. 05 A false witness will not go unpunished, 00 And he who...
  • Ephesians Ch. 4

    06/20/2018 6:26:55 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 2 replies
    1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, 2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; 3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. 7 But unto every one of us is...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(6/20/18)[Prayer]

    06/20/2018 4:52:59 AM PDT · by left that other site · 5 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 6/20/18 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Shared Meal 
 (New Testament) Mark 1 John the Baptist Prepares the Way 1 The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah,[a] the Son of God,[b] 2 as it is written in Isaiah the prophet: “I will send my messenger ahead of you,     who will prepare your way”[c]— 3 “a voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord,     make straight paths for him.’”[d] 4 And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5 The whole Judean countryside and all...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-20-18

    06/19/2018 11:05:44 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies ^ | 06-20-18 | Revised New American Bible
    June 20, 2018 Wednesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Kgs 2:1, 6-14 When the LORD was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind,he and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal.Elijah said to Elisha, Please stay here;the LORD has sent me on to the Jordan.As the LORD lives, and as you yourself live,I will not leave you, Elisha replied.And so the two went on together.Fifty of the guild prophets followed andwhen the two stopped at the Jordan,they stood facing them at a distance.Elijah took his mantle, rolled it upand struck the...
  • Amir on new developments in Syria, Trump peace plan, June 19

    06/19/2018 9:48:29 PM PDT · by firebrand · 1 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | June 19, 2018 | Amir Tsarfati
    After a brief description of Amir's trip to Romania, where he was at the time of the broadcast, we are given some common sense on the Rapture (a question that many had asked him).Then comes an update on new threats to Israel around Daraa, where the original uprising in Syria started. Hezbollah forcing Syrian soldiers to go south to fight and shooting those who disobey. Although Israel promised Russia they would keep everything as quite as possible during the World Cup, "the next 24 to 48 hours will be very interesting," as Israel cannot allow such long-range capability so close...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Silverius, Pope and Martyr (Gueranger)

    06/19/2018 9:34:33 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Simple PAPAL SUCCESSION is one of the principal facts wherein is demonstrated the working of the Holy Ghost, from the very first day of his descent upon our earth. The legitimacy of the popes as successors of Peter is indeed closely linked with the legitimacy of the Church herself, in her character of Bride of the Man-God; and therefore, his mission being to lead the Bride to the Spouse, the Holy Ghost cannot suffer her to wander in the footprints of intruders. The inevitable play of human passions, interfering in the election of the Vicar of Christ, may...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL ~ JUNE 20, 2017 (prayer)

    06/19/2018 9:25:05 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 14 replies ^ | 6/20/18 | Free Republic Intercessors
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and 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.
  • chuck missler funeral service

    06/19/2018 8:37:15 PM PDT · by the_daug · 14 replies
    Koinonia House ^ | Jun 18, 2018 | Koinonia House
    Charles "Chuck" W. Missler went to be with the Lord May 1, 2018. This is the funeral service celebrating the earthly ministry of an incredible man. 00:00:15 Chuck's Body Carried In 0:01:10 ♫ Aotearoa | God Defend New Zealand 0:07:18 ♫ Amazing Grace 0:10:00 Ron Matsen's Introduction 0:11:27 Ron Introduces Hal Short 0:11:58 Hal Short's Tribute to Chuck 0:16:59 Ron Introduces Ian Worby 0:17:54 Ian Worby's Tribute to Chuck 0:28:22 Ron Introduces Graham Preston 0:29:38 Graham Preston 0:42:46 Ron introduces Kathy Packwood 0:45:21 Kathy Packwood 0:50:33 Ron Matsen's Tribute 1:17:27 Ron introduces Brian Hughes 1:17:41 Brian Hughes' Eulogy 1:43:55 Brian's...
  • Jesus Took Your Sicknesses And Diseases

    06/19/2018 7:37:29 PM PDT · by Frank Broom · 17 replies
    06-19-18 | Frank Broom
    When you are trying to receive your healing it is important that you start off on the right foundation. And a lot of times people approach healing from the place of thinking it's a matter of trying to get God to do something when in reality it's a matter of you receiving what Jesus has already done for you. Well, what did Jesus do for you? Isaiah 53:4,5 Surely he hath borne(carried away) our griefs(diseases and sicknesses) and carried(bear, carry) our sorrows(anquish, afflictions). Notice, it says Jesus carried our sicknesses and diseases. And in verse 5 it says, "And with...
  • Church Forced to Remove Anger Provoking Billboards Declaring America is a Christian Nation

    06/19/2018 7:04:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 53 replies
    The Stream ^ | 6/19/18 | Todd Starnes
    Billboards promoting a celebration of faith and freedom at the First Baptist Church in Dallas were removed after complaints from Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and the Dallas Morning News. The patriotic billboard campaign included the title of the sermon Dr. Robert Jeffress planned to deliver on June 24 America is a Christian Nation.We were told by the billboard company that the message was divisive, Jeffress told the Todd Starnes Radio Show. The sermon title was inspired by a comments made by Supreme Court Justices John Jay and David Josiah Brewer both of whom described America as a Christian...
  • Why is Rome Sidelining the Ukrainian Catholics?

    06/19/2018 6:59:43 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 6/19/18 | Fr. Raymond de Souza
    Recent events show growing resentment within the Ukrainian Greek Catholic ChurchRelations between the largest of the eastern Catholic Churches, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC), and the Holy See have been frayed in recent years, as the former has found the latters support lacking in the face of Russian aggression against Ukraine in general and the UGCC in particular. Ukrainian Catholics believe that the Holy See wants to maintain good relations with the Russian Orthodox Church, which is strongly allied with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The consequence is that the Holy See does not protest too strongly against Putins aggression...
  • Pilgrimage Route in Honor of Victims of Persecution to Open in Russian North

    06/19/2018 6:56:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow
    Pravoslavie ^ | 6/15/18
    A new pilgrimage route, Arkhangelsk North of Special Purpose, in honor of the victims of Russias bloody 20th century, will soon open, reports the Arkhangelsk Diocese. The project won $7,950 (500,000 rubles) in the international grant competition Orthodox Initiative 2017-2018. The pilgrimage route will cover Arkhangelsk, Solovki, Letnyaya Zolotitsa, Yarenga, Cape Hare, Petrominsk, and Luda. The project is aimed at spreading knowledge about the feat of the Arkhangelsk New Martyrs of the 20th century and at preserving the memory of these tragic pages of the history of the Russian North. The authors of the project explain the sad history behind...
  • Canadas Top Court Obliterated Religious Rights in Ruling Against Christian University: Critics

    06/19/2018 6:51:53 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/15/18 | Lianne Laurence
    OTTAWA, June 15, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) The Supreme Court decision favoring LGBTQ rights over a Christian colleges freedom to uphold Christian moral standards is an outright attack on religious freedom, said a number of critics. In a pair of 7-2 decisions (here and here), the top court ruled it was proportionate and reasonable for the law societies of British Columbia and Ontario to refuse accreditation to graduates of Trinity Western University (TWU) proposed law school because the Christian colleges Community Covenant discriminates against and reportedly harms LGBTQ people. TWU, a Langley, British Columbia-based private Christian college associated with the Evangelical...
  • Is Pope Francis the Last Hope for Life and Family in Argentina? [Cath Cauc]

    06/19/2018 4:26:56 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 15 replies ^ | June 18, 2018 | Laurence England
    Laurence England at "The Bones" blog writes: A source in Argentina has provided me with some perceptive observations on the recent intervention from Pope Francis timed - to many commentator's bewilderment - after the recent vote in Ireland and the more recent parliamentary vote in Argentina on liberalising abortion laws in these respective countries. Perhaps unsurprisingly, 'our man in Argentina' places the sudden papal defence of the unborn in the light of politics surrounding the bill approved at the Deputies House and is about to be voted in the Argentinian Senate. A Little History of Argentinian Politics Firstly, a brief...
  • Ministering to the Poor

    06/19/2018 4:01:00 PM PDT · by metmom · 8 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "If a man comes into your assembly with a gold ring and dressed in fine clothes, and there also comes in a poor man in dirty clothes, and you pay special attention to the one who is wearing the fine clothes, and say, 'You sit here in a good place,' and you say to the poor man, 'You stand over there, or sit down by my footstool,' have you not made distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil motives?" (James 2:2-4). You must show equal respect to poor and rich alike. Partiality is an age-old problem that exists in...
  • Integrity Never Stands Alone

    06/19/2018 4:00:27 PM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astounded and stood up in haste; he responded and said to his high officials, Was it not three men we cast bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said to the king, Certainly, O king. He answered and said, Look! I see four men loosed and walking about in the midst of the fire without harm, and the appearance of the fourth is like a son of the gods! (Daniel 3:24-25). God will never leave His children alone. King Nebuchadnezzar was livid with rage when he had Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego bound...
  • Response to Proposals for Inter-communion with non-Chalcedonian Churches (long)

    06/19/2018 10:22:08 AM PDT · by NRx · 1 replies
    Orthodox Ethos ^ | 06-07-2018 | Hieromonk Luke of Grigoriou
    Introduction For approximately the last 20 years* our sacred Monastery has been theologically involved with the issue of the Dialogue held between the Orthodox and the Anti-Chalcedonians. During this period, it participated in the lengthy inter-Orthodox dialogue with a number of books and articles written for the sake of the truth of the Orthodox Faith and the unity of the Church. Our desire was to make known the divergence of the conclusions of the Dialogue from the Conciliar and Patristic Tradition. During our involvement with this subject, the contents of the book “Restoring the Unity in Faith: The Orthodox-Oriental Orthodox...