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  • Daily Mass Gospel Reflection- Ordered by Prayer

    10/05/2022 11:34:31 AM PDT · by MurphsLaw · 1 replies
    Word on Fire Ministry ^ | 10.5.22 | Bishop Robert Barron
    Friends, our Gospel for today gives us an opportunity to reflect on the great prayer that Jesus taught us. Think how this prayer links us to all of the great figures in Christian history, from Peter and Paul to Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Francis of Assisi, John Henry Newman, G.K. Chesterton, John Paul II, and right up to the present day.A desire to pray is planted deep within us. This just means the desire to speak to God and to listen to him. Keep in mind that prayer is not designed to change God’s mind or to tell God something he...
  • Governmental overreach in Hasidic Jewish education must stop

    10/05/2022 9:48:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/05/2022 | By Yitzchok Adlerstein and Michael Broyde
    The Regents of the State of New York have voted to impose specific curricular demands upon religious and private schools. The move is redolent with paternalistic hubris, and a dangerous usurpation of both religious and parental rights. Even worse, it is precisely the wrong way to go about assuring the quality of education that the State desires, especially since a better way is readily available. Governments ought to use carrots in place of sticks. Even where sticks might seem necessary, the best sticks are withholding carrots. The Regents are concerned or frustrated with the reluctance of some (but hardly all...
  • Yeshua Returns to Israel/ The Fullfillment of Yom Kppur - Song and Music Video!

    10/05/2022 8:18:16 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 5 replies
    U nto the Chief Musician Music! ^ | 10/4/22 | Unto the Chief Musician Music!
    Yeshua Returns to Israel/ The Fullfillment of Yom Kppur - Song and Music Video! Coming one Day very soon!
  • The Bible In Paintings: THE BIRTH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

    10/05/2022 5:55:16 AM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 40 replies
    The Bible In Paintings 2 ENCOURAGEMENT FOR APPRECIATING AND APPLYING GOD'S WORD THE BIRTH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST L U K E CHAPTER 1 When it was time for Elizabeth to have her baby, she gave birth to a son. Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they shared her joy. 1 TINTORETTO "The Birth of John the Baptist" 2 TINTORETTO "Birth of St John the Baptist" 3 HUBERT or JAN VAN EYCK "Birth of Saint John the Baptist" 4 DETAIL Source 5 JEAN FOUQUET "The Birth of St John the Baptist"...
  • October 5 - True Worship - Devotional

    10/05/2022 5:44:22 AM PDT · by metmom · 4 replies ^ | 2008 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped in this mountain, and you people say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.” Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, an hour is coming when neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the...
  • DAY 539: WHAT THE CROSS TEACHES US - Devotional

    10/05/2022 5:42:37 AM PDT · by metmom · 6 replies
    The Return ^ | September 28, 2022
    Jesus is not in the drafting business; his army is all volunteer. You can be a believer without carrying a cross, but you cannot be a disciple. I see many believers have opted for the good life with its prosperity, material gain, popularity and success. I’m sure that many of them will make it to heaven. They will have saved their skins, but they will not have learned Christ. Having rejected the suffering and sorrow of true discipleship, they will not have the capacity to know and enjoy him in eternity. This is opposed to all the saints who have...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 5-October-2022

    10/05/2022 4:09:44 AM PDT · by annalex · 9 replies
    5 October 2022 Wednesday of week 27 in Ordinary Time National Shrine of The Divine Mercy, Stockbridge, MA Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: Green. Year: C(II).First readingGalatians 2:1-2,7-14 ©They recognised the grace that God had given meIt was not till fourteen years had passed that I went up to Jerusalem again. I went with Barnabas and took Titus with me. I went there as the result of a revelation, and privately I laid before the leading men the Good News as I proclaim it among the pagans; I did so for fear the course I was adopting or had already adopted...
  • Pray For The Peace of Jerusalem(10/5/22)[Prayer]

    10/05/2022 4:08:27 AM PDT · by left that other site · 10 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 10/5/22 | left that other site
    Pray For The Peace of JerusalemMatthew 6 Prayer 5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL (October 5, 2022) *PRAYER*

    10/04/2022 8:43:06 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 21 replies
    Free Republic ^ | October 4, 2022 | Free Republic Intercessors
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for AMERICA: For those in Authority in Government, Family, Military, Business, Healthcare, 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)Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 JOHN 5:14Religion Forum Threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Synod Art Depicts Woman in Priestly Vestments, Person in ‘PRIDE’ T-Shirt

    10/04/2022 6:51:15 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | 9/27/22
    CV NEWS FEED // As a select group of Church representatives gather in Frascati, Italy this week, the Catholic Church’s “Synod on Synodality” enters its “continental phase.” Designated “experts” from five continents will meet until October 1 near Rome to review pages of summaries from the 2021- 2022 regional episcopal synods and produce from them one global synthesis document. Included in the items for review are pieces of artwork, which are highlighted on the Synod’s official social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter. One image, published on the official Synod Facebook page, includes a depiction of a woman dressed in...
  • Catholic [Jesuit] Group Honors Fauci, Wife for Their Life’s Work in Health Care

    10/04/2022 6:44:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Crux ^ | 9/27/22 | Mark Zimmermann
    NORTH BETHESDA, Maryland — For the past two and one-half years as he helped lead the nation’s efforts to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci has become became a familiar face to Americans. He’s usually speaking at White House press briefings or in TV appearances to urge people to take safety measures like wearing face masks when appropriate and to get the COVID-19 vaccination and booster shot to protect themselves and others against the spread of the virus. On Sept. 18, Fauci appeared in a different setting, the Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel at Georgetown Preparatory School in the...
  • Defense of Family Values Is a Matter of National Security - Russian Church

    10/04/2022 6:37:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Global Orthodox ^ | 9/28/22 | Fr. Fyodor Lukyanov
    Few in the West realize that the official Russian Orthodox Church has a significant administrative and policy-making bureaucracy which resembles a kind of ecclesiastical mini shadow government. The only thing resembling it in the West is the bureaucracy at the Vatican. There are departments (committees) for foreign affairs, book publishing, seminaries, charity, family, children's welfare, anti-abortion, media relations, culture, monasteries, youth, manufacturing of church supplies, and several more. The chairmen of these committees are appointed by the Patriarch and sometimes become quite prominent, often interacting at a high level with their corresponding government equivalents.This article is a presentation given at...
  • Dutch Cardinal Condemns Belgian Bishops’ Same-Sex ‘Blessings’, Calls for Vatican Correction

    10/04/2022 6:31:17 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/28/22 | Louis Knuffke
    'Situations that are objectively wrong from a moral point of view cannot be blessed. God's grace does not shine on the path of sin,' said Cardinal Willem Eijk of Utrecht.UTRECHT, Netherlands (LifeSiteNews) – The Cardinal Archbishop of Utrecht, Willem Eijk, has called for the Flemish bishops of Belgium to be corrected by ecclesiastical authorities for their departure from the Church’s moral and sacramental discipline with their publication of a “rite of blessing” for same-sex couples. The Flemish bishops’ document, with its proposed liturgical “blessing” for same-sex couples, was issued on September 20, shortly after the German bishops approved documents of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Novus Ordo Bishop Inaugurates Masonic Lodge

    10/04/2022 5:18:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | October 4, 2022 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Novus Ordo Bishop Inaugurates Masonic LodgeTerni Bishop Francesco Soddu, 62, Italy, attended the September 27 inauguration of a Terni Masonic lodge and even participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony (pictured).Masonry is incompatible with Catholicism because it follows a deity called "Supreme Architect of the Universe" which is cut off from the earth. Therefore, Freemasons deny Revelation, the Incarnation and published the inauguration’s pictures. Soddu justified himself on the diocesan website by attacking his critics and claiming that the evidence was "misunderstood" and "misinterpreted."He thinks that his words were not taken into account, that he didn't identify with a...
  • Why are witchcraft, Ouija boards, tarot cards and the occult raging? Experts deliver convicting reality

    10/04/2022 4:29:13 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 43 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/03/22 | Billy Hallowell
    Jareb and Petra Knott, coauthors of the book The Science of Deliverance: How Spiritual Freedom Brings Physical Healing, operate a deliverance ministry to help set people free from demonic influence. Petra explained why she believes so many people today are turning to the occult. “The fascination with evil in society right now — we have a huge interest in the supernatural and people don’t know where to turn to learn about that,” she said. “So, they’re turning to the wrong side.” Petra said fear is another factor that leads people toward these practices. “Witchcraft gives people the illusion of control...
  • Bishop Schneider: Pope’s ‘persecution’ of the Latin Mass an ‘abuse of power’ which must be resisted

    10/04/2022 3:48:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 4, 2022 | Michael Haynes
    Bishop Schneider: Pope’s ‘persecution’ of the Latin Mass an ‘abuse of power’ which must be resisted‘The current persecution’ against the traditional liturgy resembles the Arian persecution of the Catholic faith, said Bishop Schneider.PITTSBURGH (LifeSiteNews) – Bishop Athanasius Schneider has described Pope Francis’ restrictions on the traditional Mass as a “gross abuse of the papal office” which “violate the 2,000 year tradition” of the Catholic Church.His Excellency made the comments in his prepared address to participants of the Catholic Identity Conference, organized by The Remnant in Pittsburgh over the weekend. The full recording of his talk, along with that of...
  • Gospel of Matthew Ch. 5 and 1 Corinthians Ch. 10

    10/04/2022 3:32:35 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 2 replies
    "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God." "Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." "Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God: Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved." Matthew, Chapter 5 1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set,...
  • No Human Was Created For Hell

    10/04/2022 11:05:30 AM PDT · by OneVike · 168 replies
    The Reason For My Faith ^ | 10/2/22 | Chuck Ness
    Calvinists like to use Paul's reference in Romans 9:13, which refers to the story of Jacob and Esau, to support their Calvinist doctrine of predestination. Yet when we read Genesis 25:27-34, we know that Esau willingly, on his own, forfeited his birthright by selling it to Jacob. Thus it should be obvious that it was not by God’s election, but rather by Esau’s own free will choice. It's a misinterpretation of the Scriptures to claim this text teaches predestination? To properly understand the text in question, one must understand the main reason Paul wrote his letter to the Jewish and...
  • October 4 - What Is Living Water? - Devotional

    10/04/2022 11:03:49 AM PDT · by metmom · 8 replies ^ | 2008 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Jesus answered and said to her, ‘If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, “Give Me a drink,” you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.’ She said to Him, ‘Sir, You have nothing to draw with and the well is deep; where then do You get that living water?’ . . . Jesus answered and said to her, ‘Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will...

    10/04/2022 11:01:59 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    The Return ^ | September 27, 2022
    “Jesus said to his disciples, ‘If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.’” (Matthew 16:24, NKJV). However, Jesus could not carry his cross all alone, and neither can you! It may sound almost sacrilegious to suggest Jesus did not carry his own cross, but that is the truth. As Jesus bore his cross to Golgotha, he was too weak and frail to carry it the whole way. When he had reached the end of his endurance, his cross was laid on another’s shoulder. Simon the Cyrene was compelled to...