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  • The Bible In Paintings: "RIGHTEOUS" NOAH? DRUNK!

    01/23/2022 5:56:21 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 13 replies
    The Bible In Paintings 2 Engravings•Facades•Frescoes•Illuminations•Miniatures•Mosaics•Photographs•Reliefs•Sculptures•Tapestries•Windows THERE ARE VERY FEW PEOPLE IN THE BIBLE WHOSE RIGHTEOUSNESS IS AS HIGHLY-TOUTED AS IS NOAH'S: "Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God." Genesis 6:9 "The Lord said to Noah, "I have found you righteous in this generation."" Genesis 7:1 "…if these three men—Noah, Daniel and Job—were in it, they could save only themselves by their righteousness, declares the Sovereign Lord." Ezekiel 14:14 "By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his...
  • On The Wonder of the Word of God – A Homily for the Third Sunday of the Year - Nehemiah 8

    01/23/2022 1:29:37 AM PST · by Cronos · 1 replies
    ADW.org ^ | 23 Jan 2022 | Msgr Pope
    The gospel for this Sunday is continued next week, so I will postpone the analysis of it until then. Instead, I will focus on the first reading, from Nehemiah 8. It is a wonderful meditation on the glory and wonder of the Word of God and it deserves our attention.The background of the text is that in 587 BC, Israel had been conquered by the Babylonians and the survivors of the war were led into exile in Babylon. After 80 years the Persians conquered the Babylonians. Cyrus, King of Persia, permitted the Jews to return to the Promised Land. Sadly,...
  • Vatican II in Light of Tradition?

    01/22/2022 2:49:54 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | January 21, 2022 | Dean Barker
    Vatican II in Light of Tradition? Traditional Catholics are often told that we ought not to reject the Second Vatican Council, but merely reject the “Spirit of Vatican II,” which is showcased by clown masses, communion in the hand, Fr. James Martin, SJ, etc. In other words, reject the implementation of the council, but don’t reject the council itself. People will quote bits and pieces from the council that can sound more conservative, and try giving the impression that Vatican II isn’t so bad after all. This is known as reading Vatican II in light of tradition, or using...
  • “A permanent parliament in which Jesus Christ is no longer preached, conversion to Truth and Grace no longer called for”: Bishop Aguer on the Synod on Synodality

    01/22/2022 1:44:21 PM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | Most Rev. Héctor Aguer Archbishop Emeritus of La Plata, Argentina
    “A permanent parliament in which Jesus Christ is no longer preached, conversion to Truth and Grace no longer called for”: Bishop Aguer on the Synod on Synodality The Synodality of the Churchby Most Rev. Héctor AguerArchbishop Emeritus of La Plata, ArgentinaJanuary 21, 2022(original Spanish)The [preparatory phase of the] XVI session of the Synod of Bishops was recently inaugurated with a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica [October 10, 2021].Since its creation by Paul VI, over the years the Synod of Bishops has practically become an institution of ecclesial government. In reality, it is a resource that has been exercised in...
  • January 22 - Satan Revealed as a Liar - Devotional

    01/22/2022 12:17:28 PM PST · by metmom · 3 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 2008 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “[The devil] said to Him, ‘All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me’” (Matthew 4:9). Satan’s promises for better things, obtained more quickly and in a “preferred” manner to God’s plan, are actually counterfeit offers. He always wraps them in claims that seem easier, less expensive, and far less burdensome. After all, that’s the savvy way to success, he reasons. Our adversary’s argument is essentially just a form of the old “end justifies the means” concept. But Satan has been a liar from the beginning of redemptive history. With his third temptation of Jesus...
  • It is Time to End the So-Called “Irreversible” Ecumenical Damage

    01/22/2022 10:23:56 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | January 18, 2022 | Robert Morrison
    It is Time to End the So-Called “Irreversible” Ecumenical Damage Common Ecumenical Prayer (Lund, Sweden, 2016) (Vatican Media)Among many other disturbing statements in the Roche/Francis Responsa ad Dubia, we find a reference to the so-called “irreversible” nature of liturgical reform:“When Pope Francis (Address to the participants in the 68th National Liturgical Week, Rome, 24 August 2017) reminds us that ‘after this magisterium, after this long journey, We can affirm with certainty and with magisterial authority that the liturgical reform is irreversible’ he wants to point us to the only direction in which we are joyfully called to turn our...
  • Lucifer's War on Women!

    01/22/2022 9:40:22 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 37 replies
    IFB ^ | 1/22/22
    My dear friend, Satan is no dope or buffoon. He is a diabolical genius who fully comprehends the inner workings of Adam’s fallen race and knows how to perfectly play humanity like a fiddle to fulfill all of his demonic anti-God agenda (Isa. 14:12-15, Matt. 4:9, Eph. 2:2-3, Rev. 13:4). He is a human hunter and a destroyer and knows exactly what bait to use to bring down a culture and society which has had the Bible and Almighty God in its beginnings and founding (John 8:44). As one reads through the biblical account of Adam’s fallen race one satanic...
  • Great Reset Covid Chaos: Conspiracy or Reality? (Part 2) Rumble Video

    01/22/2022 9:02:36 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 9 replies
    Olive Tree Ministries ^ | 1/22/22 | Jan Markell
    Rumble Video link Jan Markell welcomes back health expert Twila Brase and attorney Marjorie Holsten in part 2. We are not being told the truth as it concerns Covid-19. The truth-tellers are called conspiratorial. Evangelical Christians are blamed for vaccine hesitancy even though great injury is being reported from these vaccines. Hear our attorney relate another story of hospital recklessness. What can we do to protect ourselves and those we love? Part 1
  • "The Battle for the Mass is Won" - Interview with Fr. Philippe Laguérie

    01/22/2022 6:35:49 AM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | Fr. Philippe Laguérie
    "The Battle for the Mass is Won" - Interview with Fr. Philippe Laguérie THE BATTLE FOR THE MASS IS WONFr. Philippe LaguérieInterview granted to Anne Le Pape for the daily Présent, on January 18, 2022. [Translation by Jerome Stridon.]Father Philippe Laguérie needs no introduction. He was ordained by Archbishop Lefebvre, named pastor of Saint Nicolas du Chardonnet (the SPPX’s flagship church in Paris) in 1984, where he served until 1998. He left the SSPX in 2004 and was one of the cofounders of the Institute of the Good Shepherd (Institut du Bon Pasteur, “IBP”) in 2006. He was its...
  • The Bible In Paintings: GOD'S COVENANT AND ITS SIGN

    01/22/2022 6:01:53 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 14 replies
    The Bible In Paintings 2 Engravings•Facades•Frescoes•Illuminations•Miniatures•Mosaics•Photographs•Reliefs•Sculptures•Tapestries•WindowsG E N E S I SCHAPTER 8, VERSES 20-22 Then Noah built an altar to the LORD and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it. The LORD smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground because of man, even though every inclination of his heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done. “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Outrageous Propaganda of Archbishop Roche

    01/22/2022 5:54:50 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | January 22, 2022 | Peter Kwasniewski
    [Catholic Caucus] The Outrageous Propaganda of Archbishop Roche “Where do you get your stuff?” “Oh, in the wild blue yonder.”As I was reading the other day the page proofs of Fr. Bryan Houghton’s autobiography Unwanted Priest—long believed lost but recently rediscovered and forthcoming from Angelico Press—I was struck by the following passage (among many others). He is talking about anti-religious posters he came by on a trip to Russia:I had picked up the first group [of posters] in 1931 from an upper school in Moscow. They are forcefully designed but the content is rather naive. They are anti-clerical rather...
  • The Limits of Dialogue

    01/21/2022 6:40:48 PM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Commonweal ^ | January 20, 2022 | Austen Ivereigh
    The Limits of DialogueWhy Francis has been so tough on traditionalistsIn December Rome’s Congregation for Divine Worship responded to queries from bishops about Pope Francis’s new restrictions on the pre-Vatican II liturgy. The fury and contempt that greeted this response were to be expected—more of the same that followed Traditionis custodes, the motu proprio in which those restrictions were announced last July. But this time the familiar objections from traditionalists found an echo of sorts among some more liberal-minded Catholics.The Thomas Merton scholar and Bellarmine University theologian Greg Hillis, for example, wrote in America about the apparent contradiction between the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Back to the 70’s: What if All Traditional Priests are Suspended? (Part I)

    01/21/2022 5:09:21 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | January 20, 2022 | Chris Jackson
    [Catholic Caucus] Back to the 70’s: What if All Traditional Priests are Suspended? (Part I) Bad news is brewing as to the future of Ecclesia Dei communities in light of Pope Francis’ promulgation of Traditionis Custodes, which attempts to severely restrict the celebration of the Traditional Mass in dioceses as well as eliminates the use of all other Traditional sacraments with the goal of the eventual abolition of all 1962 Rites. On December 3, 2021, Lifesite News reported the following:A German Catholic website reported that, according to its sources, the Vatican is planning a crackdown soon on the traditional...
  • January 21 - Satan’s Promises—Corrupt Strings Attached - Devotional

    01/21/2022 11:25:54 AM PST · by metmom · 7 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 2008 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “The devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory” (Matthew 4:8). Satan offered the world’s kingdoms to Jesus on his own corrupt terms. God allowed this test to prove that Christ was and is a worthy Son, fit to one day inherit the world and rule from His throne. The devil, on the other hand, wanted to prove the Son’s unworthiness by getting Him to prematurely grab the kingdoms God had already promised Him. The enemy approaches Christians also with corrupt bargaining chips. Whatever they might want in...
  • [Catholic Caucus] “He is damaging the entire series of his predecessors…and thus himself and the papacy”: The insoluble contradiction between Francis and Paul VI

    01/21/2022 8:31:09 AM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | January 20, 2022 | Michael Charlier
    [Catholic Caucus] “He is damaging the entire series of his predecessors…and thus himself and the papacy”: The insoluble contradiction between Francis and Paul VI The following analysis was written by Michael Charlier, moderator of the German blog Summorum-Pontificum.de. Part of the brilliance of the piece is that it shows how massive a problem there is whether Paul VI or Francis is correct: “damned if you do, damned if you don’t...” Translated for Rorate Caeli.—PAKFrancis Against PaulMichael Charlier, Summorum-Pontificum.deJanuary 20, 2022At the center of the efforts pursued by Pope Francis and his supporters to expel the traditional liturgy from the Roman...
  • The Bible In Paintings: THE FLOOD RECEDES

    01/21/2022 5:59:24 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 17 replies
    The Bible In Paintings 2 Engravings•Facades•Frescoes•Illuminations•Miniatures•Mosaics•Photographs•Reliefs•Sculptures•Tapestries•WindowsG E N E S I SCHAPTER 8, VERSES 1-14 But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded. Now the springs of the deep and the floodgates of the heavens had been closed, and the rain had stopped falling from the sky. The water receded steadily from the earth. At the end of the hundred and fifty days the water had gone down, and the ark came to rest on the...
  • Faithful lay group forms in response to Synodal Path: Church in Germany is ‘on the wrong track’

    01/20/2022 7:01:57 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 19, 2022 | Maike Hickson
    Faithful lay group forms in response to Synodal Path: Church in Germany is ‘on the wrong track’Maria 1.0 is a group of Catholic women working “for the unity of the universal Church and fidelity to the Catholic Magisterium.” (LifeSiteNews) — In light of the very troubling developments in the Catholic Church in Germany and her “Synodal Path,” which is out to question and reform the Church’s long-standing teachings on different topics such as homosexuality, contraception, female ordination and celibacy, a counter-group called Maria 1.0 has been founded.LifeSite reached out to this group in order to get to know them better...
  • [Catholic Caucus] An edifying message in the aftermath of Traditionis Custodes and the other orders from Rome on December 18th 2021:

    01/20/2022 4:41:35 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | January 20, 2022 | Francesca Romana
    [Catholic Caucus] An edifying message in the aftermath of Traditionis Custodes and the other orders from Rome on December 18th 2021: I received the following reflection from a religious who wishes to remain anonymous. It was penned after scripture reading, prayer and meditation – it is meant to lift up our hearts during this period of great adversity when Holy Mother Church is being beaten on all sides – both externally and internally. F.R.Viriliter agite‘Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous, be strong(1 Corinthians : 16:13)With regard to the December 18th document from Rome clamping...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Msgr. Stefan Heid: “A sacred rite, in a sacred space, on a sacred table, and facing east: This is how the early Christians celebrated Mass”

    01/20/2022 2:11:06 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | January 2022 | Luisella Scrosati
    [Catholic Caucus] Msgr. Stefan Heid: “A sacred rite, in a sacred space, on a sacred table, and facing east: This is how the early Christians celebrated Mass” Translated from the blog Messeinlatino, which in turn credits Il Timone for excerpts from a recent and very interesting interview with Msgr. Stefan Heid, Rector of the Pontifical Institute of Christian Archaeology, on how the early Christians celebrated. Note that all of our information now definitively undermines the assumptions of the liturgical reformers.—PAKHow the First Christians Celebrated the MassLuisella ScrosatiIl Timone, January 2022There are those who try to deny it, but the...
  • January 20 - Satan Tests Jesus’ Ultimate Allegiance - Devotional

    01/20/2022 7:47:48 AM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 2008 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain” (Matthew 4:8). Satan’s final temptation was a last-ditch effort to corrupt and derail Christ and His saving mission. The greatest of all adversaries sought to complete a sinister bargain in which extremely attractive and enticing possessions were offered to Jesus in exchange for His subservience to Satan. The location (“a very high mountain”) where Satan took Jesus no doubt allowed them to have a comprehensive view of the earth for hundreds of miles in every direction. But their vantage point was clearly spiritual and supernatural as well. They would have...