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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 05-11-2021, Tuesday of the Sixth week of Eastertide; Memorial of St. Ignatius of Laconi

    05/11/2021 2:19:04 AM PDT · by Cronos · 3 replies
    Universalis/Jerusalem Bible ^ | 11 May 2021 | God
    May 11, 2021Tuesday of the Sixth week of Eastertide; Memorial of St. Ignatius of Laconi Cathedral of Cagliari, Italy Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: White. First readingActs 16:22-34 ©Become a believer and you will be saved, and your household tooThe crowd joined in and showed their hostility to Paul and Silas, so the magistrates had them stripped and ordered them to be flogged. They were given many lashes and then thrown into prison, and the gaoler was told to keep a close watch on them. So, following his instructions, he threw them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in...

    05/11/2021 12:28:19 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 2 replies
    King James Bible | 5/11/2021 | pilgrimsprogress
    “A gracious woman retaineth honour: and strong men retain riches. The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh” (Proverbs 11:16 KJV).

    05/10/2021 9:25:34 PM PDT · by John4.11 · 7 replies ^ | 5/11/2021 | Free Republic Intercessors
    Join together with fellow FREEPERS to pray for AMERICA: For those in Au-thority in Government, Family, Military, Business, Healthcare, Education, Churches, and the Media.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. ~ 1 Timothy 2:1-2Religion Forum Threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Jerusalem is a Cup of Trembling...

    05/10/2021 8:29:19 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 2 replies
    The burden of the word of the Lord for Israel, saith the Lord, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him. Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.( Zechariah 12:1-3)Once...
  • Don Pietro Leone: The Council and the Eclipse of God – PART VIII: THE CHURCH: Holy, Catholic, Apostolic

    05/10/2021 8:07:30 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | Ray 10, 2021 | Don Pietro Leone
    Don Pietro Leone: The Council and the Eclipse of God – PART VIII: THE CHURCH: Holy, Catholic, Apostolic In this installment we see how the Modernists attack the supernatural dimension of the Church, treating Her as a purely natural society prone to sin, being no more than the sum of its parts, having no claim to possess more truth than any other human society and no claim moreover to possess truth which is immutable, let alone a Divine Mandate to proclaim it to the whole world, so that the whole world might be saved. F.R. 2. THE CHURCH IS...
  • Canadian Pastor Arrested in Highway Takedown After Holding Service Defying Lockdowns

    05/10/2021 6:54:00 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 5/10/21 | Anthony Murdoch
    During his arrest, Pawlowski screamed multiple times to police to ‘do it the Nazi style,’ with police then proceeding to drag him across the road to the police car.Pastor Artur Pawlowski arrested for defying lockdowns on May 8, 2021 CALGARY, Alberta, May 10, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — A Canadian pastor was arrested in dramatic fashion during a highway takedown on his way home after holding a Saturday service in defiance of COVID-19 health rules. The pastor had earlier made headlines for calling police and health inspectors coming to his church for two unannounced health visits “Gestapo Nazis.” Members of the Calgary...
  • Christ Statue at Massachusetts Church Vandalized

    05/10/2021 6:48:21 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 5/7/21 | Joe Bukuras
    A statue of Christ at St. Charles Borromeo parish in Waltham, Mass., that was vandalized May 2-3, 2021.During the night of May 2-3 a statue of Christ at a Massachusetts parish was decapitated. The destruction at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Waltham, about 10 miles west of Boston, was discovered the morning of May 3. Fr. Michael Nolan, the parish’s pastor, told CNA: “It's possible that it's an attack on the faith, a more direct attack on the faith, and a more serious act of sacrilege as opposed to … vandalism.” Mary Darcy, 75, a parishioner of St. Charles...
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church of America Elects First Transgender Person as Bishop

    05/10/2021 6:41:19 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    Chritian Headlines ^ | 5/10/21 | Milton Quintanilla
    The Sierra Pacific Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) has elected its first transgender person to serve as bishop in the denomination. On Saturday, Rev. Megan Rohrer, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in San Francisco and community chaplain coordinator for the San Francisco Police Department, was officially selected as bishop. According to Religion News Service, Rohrer is the first openly transgender person to serve as bishop in the ELCA or any other major Christian denominations in the U.S. Rohrer was also the first transgender person to be ordained in the ELCA in 2006 and the first to...
  • German cardinal: Ecumenism of return to Catholicism ‘is completely impossible’

    05/10/2021 6:09:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 10, 2021 | Jeanne Smits
    German cardinal: Ecumenism of return to Catholicism ‘is completely impossible’‘If someone goes to the Eucharist or the Lord’s Supper of the other denomination after a decision of conscience, I will have to accept that.’May 10, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — In a recent interview with far-left German magazine Publik-Forum, Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich revealed more of his revolutionary agenda for the Church, showing openness to intercommunion with non-Catholic denominations, promoting “synodality,” “moving forward” and a “learning process” within the Church. He also demonstrated his annoyance with the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith’s recent responsum recalling that the Church cannot...
  • Daily Mass Gospel Reflection - Holy Guidance

    05/10/2021 9:53:36 AM PDT · by MurphsLaw · 4 replies
    Word on Fire Ministry ^ | 5-10-2021 | Aux. Bishop R. Barron
    SIXTH WEEK OF EASTER JOHN 15:26–16:4A Friends, today’s Gospel focuses on the Holy Spirit’s role as witness to Jesus: “When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, he will testify to me.” All Christian preaching is ultimately about the Paschal Mystery—the suffering, dying, and rising of Jesus—and the sending of the Holy Spirit. But this last element is especially important for today, because it signals the way that we are able to participate in the life that Jesus opens up to us. One of the chief marks...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 05-10-2021, Monday of the 6th week of Eastertide

    05/10/2021 6:35:29 AM PDT · by annalex · 9 replies
    May 10, 2021 Monday of the 6th week of EastertideStar of the Sea Painted Church, Big Island, HawaiiReadings at MassLiturgical Colour: White.First readingActs 16:11-15 ©The Lord opened Lydia's heart to accept what Paul was sayingSailing from Troas we made a straight run for Samothrace; the next day for Neapolis, and from there for Philippi, a Roman colony and the principal city of that particular district of Macedonia. After a few days in this city we went along the river outside the gates as it was the sabbath and this was a customary place for prayer. We sat down and preached...
  • The Bible In Paintings 31: "LOOK, THE LAMB OF GOD!"

    05/10/2021 6:02:12 AM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 15 replies
    c.2,200 BC - c.95 AD | by the Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    .. J O H N : " L O O K , T H E . L A M B O F .. G O D ! ". 2 6 A. D. Bible Timeline J O H N .. 1 New International Version, emphases added Abrdgd: the complete text is in your Bible . Resources to CLICK: To read JOHN 1 in full To hear MAX McLEAN reading it To hear a DRAMATIZATION of it To see an ANIMATION of Matthew, Mark, Luke, or JohnHarmony of the Gospels JOHN, Chapter 1 29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(5/10/21)[Prayer]

    05/10/2021 5:58:34 AM PDT · by left that other site · 13 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/10/21 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Psalm 60Psalm 60[a] For the director of music. To the tune of “The Lily of the Covenant.” A miktam[b] of David. For teaching. When he fought Aram Naharaim[c] and Aram Zobah,[d] and when Joab returned and struck down twelve thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt. 1 You have rejected us, God, and burst upon us; you have been angry—now restore us! 2 You have shaken the land and torn it open; mend its fractures, for it is quaking. 3 You have shown your people desperate times; you have given us wine that makes...
  • Trials' Lessons: True Comfort - Devotional

    05/10/2021 5:29:47 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort; who comforts us in all our affliction so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4). God entrusts comfort to us, often through trials, so that we may comfort others. The nation of Ireland is nicknamed the “Emerald Isle” for good reason—it contains some of the greenest countryside of any location on earth. In visiting there I have noticed that abundant...

    05/10/2021 12:03:09 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 3 replies
    King James Bible | 5/10/2021 | pilgrimsprogress
    “The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked” (Proverbs 10:11).
  • America Prayer Vigil - 5/10/21 [Prayer}

    05/09/2021 8:05:27 PM PDT · by Hiskid · 24 replies
    5/10/21 | Hiskid
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for AMERICA: For those in Authority in Government, Family, Military, Business, Healthcare, Education, Churches, and the Media. 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. ~ 1 Timothy 2:1-2 Religion 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 5:14
  • The Pleasure of Domes: Russia’s Towering Wooden Shrines

    05/09/2021 7:43:51 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Russia Beyond ^ | 5/7/21 | William Brumfield
    Historian and architecture expert William Brumfield discovers the soaring beauty of the Russian north’s remarkable churches. Kizhi Island, church ensemble (pogost). West view from Lake Onega. From left: Church of the Transfiguration, bell tower, Church of the Intercession. July 13, 1993The forests of northern Russia between Lake Ladoga and the White Sea were once dotted with ensembles of log churches. In the summer of 1909, Russian photographer and chemist Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky conducted an expedition along the Mariinsky Waterway System, linking St. Petersburg with the Volga River basin. The first major component of the system was the Mariinsky Canal, which connected...
  • Muslim Call to Prayer from Tower Bridge [London] Weeks After Christian Preacher Cuffed in Capital

    05/09/2021 7:27:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    35-year-old Kazi Shafiqur Rahman has performed the Islamic adhan into a microphone at Tower Bridge to mark the end of Ramadan, just weeks after a Christian preacher in Uxbridge was manhandled by police and arrested for preaching the Bible. Website Arab News reports that the performance “marked the end of an iftar hosted by Tower Hamlets Homes, the East London Mosque & London Muslim Center and Tower Hamlets Interfaith Forum”, and follows Rahman’s performance of the adhan at Canary Wharf last year. “After delivering the adhan in Canary Wharf last year, I realized that the call to prayer is such...
  • Pope Envisions World and Church That’s Open, Inclusive, All About ‘We’

    05/09/2021 7:20:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 5/6/21 | Jeanne Smits
    A message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees in September emphasized universality and 'human fraternity' rather than salvation of souls.May 6, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) -- Pope Francis published his message for the 107th World Day of Migrants and Refugees to be celebrated September 26, inviting the world to move “towards an ever greater we.” He presented his thoughts as a program in response to the “health crisis,” calling on Catholics and people of good will to reject the temptation to “plunge even more deeply into feverish consumerism and new forms of egotistic self-preservation.” However, this appeal for a life that...
  • ‘Security Consultant’ Says Cardinal Becciu Asked Her to Compile [Incrimminating] ‘Files’ on Vatican Personnel

    05/09/2021 7:15:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 5/6/21 | Hannah Brockhaus
    Cecilia Marogna, a self-styled security consultant under investigation by the Vatican for embezzlement, has claimed that Cardinal Angelo Becciu asked her to create dossiers of incriminating information on Vatican personnel. In an interview aired on the Italian investigative news program “Report” May 3, Marogna alleged that she was asked to create “dossieraggio,” an Italian neologism meaning a file or dossier of confidential information on a person, especially for the purpose of blackmail. Marogna claimed that the request came from Cardinal Becciu, then the number two at the Secretariat of State. Asked if these files were to be compiled also on...