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  • [Catholic Caucus] New Zealand: Transalpine Redemptorists Kicked Out

    07/15/2024 12:06:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | July 15, 2024 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] New Zealand: Transalpine Redemptorists Kicked OutBishop Michael Gielen of Christchurch, New Zealand, has forced the Transalpine Redemptorists, who celebrate the Mass in the Roman Rite (the TLM), to leave the diocese.The decree of 14 July also removes their priestly faculties within the diocese. It is effective immediately: "Any ministry [...] will be unauthorised and liturgical celebrations will be illicit - that is, outside the rules of the Church."There are wishy-washy accusations of "spiritual and psychological abuse" and "unauthorised" exorcisms against the Redemptorists.Former Bishop Robert McGuckin of Toowoomba, Australia, carried out an Apostolic Visitation in November 2023. Subsequently, the...
  • United Methodist Church elects third openly gay bishop; first since UMC changed rules

    07/15/2024 10:20:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/15/2024 | Michael Gryboski
    A regional body of The United Methodist Church has its third openly gay bishop, the first since the mainline Protestant denomination changed its rules to allow noncelibate homosexuals to be ordained. The Rev. Kristin Stoneking, a United Methodist studies professor at the Pacific School of Religion, was elected a bishop by the UMC Western Jurisdiction at their meeting held last week in Spokane, Washington.Stoneking was elected on the 11th ballot, receiving 65 votes out of 94 valid ballots cast. For that ballot, she needed to receive at least 63 votes, according to UM News. Her term of service begins on...
  • Catholic Caucus] My Catholic Life! Authentic Love - Monday, July 15, 2024 - Catholic Caucus/Devotional

    07/15/2024 9:36:23 AM PDT · by fidelis · 7 replies
    My Catholic Life (YouTube) ^ | July 15, 2024 | My Catholic Life
    Daily Readings from the USCCB“Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever does not take up his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me.” Matthew 10:37–38At first read, this appears to be a difficult teaching of our Lord. But when properly understood, it is clear that it helps us keep our relationships with God and with our family properly ordered in charity and truth. Following this command will never result in a lack of love for...
  • 1948 Message

    07/15/2024 8:02:30 AM PDT · by MosesKnows · 7 replies
    7/15/24 | MosesKnows
    Family Theater Before television, we listened to the radio for news, weather, sports, and entertainment. What we heard influenced us just as television influences us today. One of the weekly programs was “Family Theater” which repeated the theme; the family that prays together stays together. A January 1, 1948 episode titled “Another Year” in which J. Edgar Hoover's New Year’s address gave me pause because we did not heed his message, which is applicable today, July 15, 2024.J. Edgar Hoover
  • Pray For The Peace of Jerusalem (7/15/24)[Prayer]

    07/15/2024 5:24:59 AM PDT · by left that other site · 13 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 7/15/24 | left that other site
    Pray For The Peace of Jerusalem (7/15/24)[Prayer]Names and Titles of God (The Head of All Principalities and Power) Colossians 2:1010 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:King James Version________________________God Bless America.ML/LTOS
  • Donnie Swaggart Addresses the President Trump Assassination Attempt (VIDEO)

    07/15/2024 5:16:34 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 14 replies
    SonLife Broadcasting Network YouTube Channel ^ | Jul 14, 2024 | SonLife Broadcasting Network
    During the Sunday morning service at Family Worship Center, Pastor Donnie Swaggart addresses the Donald Trump assassination attempt.
  • A Decreasing Frequency of Sin - Evangelical Caucus/Devotional

    07/15/2024 5:00:03 AM PDT · by metmom · 5 replies ^ | 1997 | John McArthur, Grace Community Church
    “No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God” (1 John 3:9). A decreasing pattern of sin in a believer’s life means his faith is genuine. A sinful life pattern is incompatible with salvation. If you could continue in the same sinful pattern after being saved from sin, that would mean salvation is ineffective. Therefore, 1 John 3 deals with the saving work of Christ and reveals just how effective it is. Verse 5 says Christ “appeared in order to take away sins.” If...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 15-July-2024

    07/15/2024 3:49:59 AM PDT · by annalex · 11 replies
    15 July 2024 Saint Bonaventure, Bishop, Doctor on Monday of week 15 in Ordinary Time St. Bonaventure Parish, Plymouth, MAReadings at MassLiturgical Colour: White. Year: B(II).Readings for the feriaReadings for the memorialThese are the readings for the feriaFirst readingIsaiah 1:10-17Take your wrongdoing out of my sightHear the word of the Lord,you rulers of Sodom;listen to the command of our God,you people of Gomorrah.‘What are your endless sacrifices to me?says the Lord.I am sick of holocausts of ramsand the fat of calves.The blood of bulls and of goats revolts me.When you come to present yourselves before me,who asked you to...
  • we need to start dressing more appropriately for church

    07/14/2024 9:39:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 101 replies
    Simmo Bless youtube ^ | July 11, 2024 | Simmo Bless
    this is not to embarrass anyone just the opposite to inform us and people of the most high God to enter his gate looking like people of God
  • Metaxas's Counterfeit Bonhoeffer: An Evangelical Critique

    07/14/2024 8:55:25 PM PDT · by fishtank · 12 replies
    Stanislaus State webpage ^ | Richard Weikart
    Metaxas's Counterfeit Bonhoeffer: An Evangelical Critique Review of Eric Metaxas, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile Vs. the Third Reich (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2010) by Richard Weikart Eric Metaxas's Bonhoeffer biography has won many accolades from evangelicals, not only because Metaxas is an excellent writer, but also because he serves up a Bonhoeffer suited to the evangelical taste. Many evangelicals admire Bonhoeffer and consider him a fellow evangelical. Metaxas's book confirms this image. In an interview with Christianity Today Metaxas even made the astonishing statement that Bonhoeffer was as orthodox theologically as the apostle Paul. As orthodox as...
  • Lutheran pastor assaulted for preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ

    07/14/2024 8:42:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Tyrel Bramwell youtube ^ | July 3, 2024 | Tyrel Bramwell
    Those who celebrate sexual immorality and defying God claim that I am the reason they're in Ferndale, CA. Okay, well then I'll go preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to them... for about a minute and a half. At that point, I was assaulted and my microphone was broken. So how about reasoning with those I brought to town? Yes! Let's do that. video is 36 minutes long
  • America Prayer Vigil - July 15,2024

    07/14/2024 6:25:13 PM PDT · by metmom · 31 replies
    Free Republic ^ | July 15, 2024 | Free Republic Intercessors
    Please join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for AMERICA: For those in Authority in Government, Family, Military, Business, Healthcare, Education, Churches, and the Media.1 Timothy 2:1-2 I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone: for kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.Religion Forum threads labeled “Prayer” are closed to debate of any kind.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope hopes for ‘faithful’ and ‘creative’ interpretation of Lord’s intentions for women and ministry

    07/14/2024 5:50:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | July 12, 2024 | Catholic World News
    [Catholic Caucus] Pope hopes for ‘faithful’ and ‘creative’ interpretation of Lord’s intentions for women and ministryJuly 12, 2024» Continue to this story on L'Osservatore Romano (Italian) CWN Editor's Note: Pope Francis has written the preface to Donne e ministeri nella Chiesa sinodale [Women and Ministries in the Synodal Church], an anthology written by Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich of Luxembourg, Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston, and the three women who addressed the Pope’s advisory Council of Cardinals on the topic in February. “Christian thought, in its theological, juridical, magisterial and cultural dimension, in its legitimate effort to transcend the contingency of the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Wheat and Tares

    07/14/2024 3:30:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | July 13, 2024 | Greg Maresca
    [Catholic Caucus] Wheat and TaresDuring your life, you have resided under the Muhammad Ali of American presidents “the greatest of all time,” and as luck would have it, you are now living under the second greatest president, ever. What are the odds? Provided that is not enough, over in Rome on the chair of Peter sits the grandest pope in the history of the Church. Every day is like having the largest Powerball winning lottery ticket sitting on your dresser waiting to be cashed. Halcyon days, indeed.And then you wake up.As the American nation endures a cold civil war, its...
  • Cardinal Hollerich: ‘If women do not feel comfortable in the church, we have failed.’

    07/14/2024 3:05:23 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    America Magazine ^ | July 12, 2024 | Gerard O'Connell
    Cardinal Hollerich: ‘If women do not feel comfortable in the church, we have failed.’The working document, or instrumentum laboris, for next October’s meeting of the Synod of Bishops is “taking up again” the teaching of the Second Vatican Council on the church by focusing on the missionary responsibility of all the baptized in the synodal church. That is what Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, the relator general for next October’s synod, said in this exclusive interview with America’s Vatican correspondent.He emphasized the importance of the working document’s attention to affirming and promoting the role of women in the church in the 21st...
  • IFA Prayer Leader’s Statement on the Assassination Attempt

    07/14/2024 2:09:20 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    Intercessors for America ^ | July 14, 2024 | Dave Kubal
    Yesterday afternoon in Butler, Pennsylvania, everything changed in our nation, not only with the unthinkable assassination attempt on President Donald J. Trump but also with the nation witnessing God’s undeniable hand of protection on this man’s life. It is truly a spiritual battle for our nation that is being played out before our eyes. The battle is not just against one man; it opposes the very plans God has laid out at the foundations of our nation. Our unwavering commitment to fervent and effective prayer for our nation is of utmost importance. A miracle occurred on that stage — divine...
  • Christian Prophesied in Precise Detail 3 MONTHS AGO Trump Would Get Shot in Ear (VIDEO)

    07/14/2024 1:11:30 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 14, 2024 | Staff
    A new video going viral on X shows a Christian prophet precisely describing the assassination attempt against Trump. The video that surfaced on X was originally uploaded on YouTube three months ago and was titled “3 PROPHETS Explain 3 American SOLAR ECLIPSES.” In the video, a Christian prophet named Brandon Biggs described a vision he was given by God that there would be an assassination attempt on Trump’s life. Biggs, at the 11-minute mark of the video, shared, ” I saw Trump rising up, and then I saw an attempt on his life. This bullet flew by his ear and...

    07/14/2024 9:52:52 AM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 5 replies
  • Catholic Caucus] My Catholic Life! Trusting in Providence - Sunday, July 14, 2024 - Catholic Caucus/Devotional

    07/14/2024 9:11:12 AM PDT · by fidelis · 7 replies
    My Catholic Life (YouTube) ^ | July 14. 2024 | My Catholic Life
    Daily Readings from the USCCB Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over unclean spirits. He instructed them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick—no food, no sack, no money in their belts. They were, however, to wear sandals but not a second tunic. Mark 6:7–9If you felt called by God to go forth to another land to spread the Gospel message, you most likely would plan ahead and pack all that you needed for the journey. You would bring extra clothing, money, and various other provisions....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 14-July-2024

    07/14/2024 8:45:09 AM PDT · by annalex · 14 replies
    14 July 2024 15th Sunday in Ordinary TimeBasilica di San Camillo de Lellis, RomeReadings at MassLiturgical Colour: Green. Year: B(II).First readingAmos 7:12-15'Go, shepherd, and prophesy to my people Israel'Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, said to Amos, ‘Go away, seer;’ get back to the land of Judah; earn your bread there, do your prophesying there. We want no more prophesying in Bethel; this is the royal sanctuary, the national temple.’ ‘I was no prophet, neither did I belong to any of the brotherhoods of prophets,’ Amos replied to Amaziah ‘I was a shepherd, and looked after sycamores: but it was...