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  • [Catholic Caucus] The Sacred Page 2: Gathering the Human Family: The Readings for the Vigil of Pentecost

    05/18/2024 4:46:35 PM PDT · by fidelis · 5 replies
    The Sacred Page Blog ^ | May 21, 2015 | Dr. John Bergsma
    Pentecost is a very important feast in the liturgical life of the Church, and it has its own vigil. Not only so, but the Readings for the Vigil are particularly rich. I cannot think of another that has such a wide variety of options, for example, for the First Reading. Even though only one First Reading will be proclaimed in any given Mass, it is well worth pondering them all, in order to come to understand the significance of Pentecost more deeply: The First Reading Options for the Vigil: 1. Genesis 11:1-9, the Tower of Babel: The whole world spoke...
  • Reassurance in the Midst of Trials - Protestant Caucus/Devotional

    05/18/2024 4:14:30 PM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Gracetoyou.org ^ | 1997 | John McArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you” (1 Peter 4:12). We can be certain of God’s love for us, no matter how unexpected or difficult any trial might be. Reassuring words are vital as we strive to deal in a godly fashion with trials and sufferings in our Christian lives. In today’s verse, Peter opens with a pastoral term (“beloved”) that conveys tenderness, love, and concern for his audience. It reinforces in a single word the concepts of fervent love...
  • Pentecost: A Time of Renewal

    05/18/2024 2:40:40 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 5 replies
    Norwich Diocese ^ | May 15, 2024 | Andrea DePaola
    Pentecost, a radiant jewel in the liturgical crown of the Catholic Church, illuminates our faith with the fiery descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles and disciples gathered in Jerusalem. Celebrated fifty days after Easter, Pentecost ignites our hearts with the timeless message of Divine empowerment, unity, and evangelization. The Acts of the Apostles transports us to that momentous day when the apostles, previously cloistered in fear, were filled with heavenly courage as tongues of fire settled upon them. The Holy Spirit, in His boundless wisdom and grace, bestowed upon them the gift of tongues, enabling them to proclaim...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Sacred Page: The Feast of Pentecost! (Mass Readings during the Day)

    05/18/2024 12:02:05 PM PDT · by fidelis · 7 replies
    The Sacred Page Blog ^ | May 16, 2018 | Dr. John Bergsma
    Let's discuss the Readings for Pentecost Sunday Mass during the Day.First Reading: Acts 2:1-111When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. 2And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. 3Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. 4And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim. 5Now there were devout Jews from...
  • What is pure and undefiled religion?

    05/18/2024 9:52:08 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 19 replies
    In James 1:27, the apostle James gives us insight into what pleases God: “Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world” (NASB). The word for “undefiled” is translated “faultless” in the NIV. When interpreting any verse in the Bible, including James 1:27, we should always look at its context to get an idea of what the verse means within the surrounding verses. In this case, we can look at what comes immediately before James 1:27 and get some...
  • The Great Reset: Global Government & Digital Currency by 2030? | Kwak Brothers | Watchman Newscast (VIDEO)

    05/18/2024 4:27:24 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 13 replies
    Erick Stakelbeck on TBN YouTube Channel ^ | May 19, 2023 | Erick Stakelbeck on TBN
    On today’s Watchman Newscast, host Erick Stakelbeck is joined by the Kwak brothers to break down why the year 2030 is so pivotal for the Great Reset agenda—and how the push for global government and a digital currency is growing at an alarming rate. Does this sinister movement have prophetic implications? Watch now!
  • Satan's Role in Our Trials - Evangelical Caucus/Devotional

    05/17/2024 10:33:52 AM PDT · by metmom · 13 replies
    Gracetoyou.org ^ | 1997 | John McArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world” (1 Peter 5:8-9). All of Satan’s involvement in our sufferings and trials is under God’s control, which means our success against him is also in God’s sovereign hands. During the past twenty-five years, there has been a tremendous upsurge of interest in the occult, Satan worship, and evil supernatural influences. Such unwise fascination has had an impact on the church and...
  • ‘The View’ hosts unload on Chiefs kicker for 'cult-like' Catholic faith, say he needs therapy

    05/16/2024 1:32:03 PM PDT · by NYCCatholic · 48 replies
    Fox News (foxnews.com) ^ | 5/16/24 | Gabriel Hays
    "The View" co-hosts criticized Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker’s Catholic faith on Thursday, saying the athlete's religious outlook is being compared to "cult-like and extremist religions in the Middle East" and recommending he go to therapy. The panelists added to the backlash Butker has received for his recent commencement speech at a private Catholic college in Kansas in which he promoted his traditional Catholic values, criticized the LGBTQ community and President Biden, and championed his wife’s vocation as a "homemaker." "If you’re using this to oppress people or hold them down,
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Whisky Priest and Jairus’ Daughters

    05/16/2024 8:16:59 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 16, 2024 | Kevin Wells
    [Catholic Caucus] The Whisky Priest and Jairus’ DaughtersBefore the start of Mass in a Mexican town last week, a wounded American bishop looked into a sea of teenage girls who had, he’d been told, been hurt in inhumane ways. Three thousand or so girls stood before him at Villa de Las Niñas in blue skirts, white blouses, bobby socks, and black saddle shoes. These were Mexico’s bullied ones from Guerrero, Oaxaca, Durango, Veracruz, Puebla, Jalisco, and numberless other poor villages. In the silence of the mammoth gymnasium, the wounded looked into the eyes of the wounded. Sorrow wrung the bishop’s...
  • The False Security of the Born-Again Sect

    05/16/2024 7:11:27 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 179 replies
    The Daily Knight ^ | May 14, 2024 | David Martin
    The False Security of the Born-Again SectBorn-Again zealots always make sure that Jesus Crucified is not on the CrossIn Holy Scripture, St. Paul says, “There shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears.” (2 Timothy 4:3) The sound doctrine of Christ is to embrace and live the Cross of Christ and to do penance for our sins, but instead we have false teachers today who run about luring millions into the deception of presuming on God’s mercy. This heresy has especially taken...
  • Confidence in God's Providence - Evangelical Caucus/Devotional

    05/16/2024 4:18:53 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Gracetoyou.org ^ | 1997 | John McArthur, Grace Community Church
    “We know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28). We will be better prepared for what God teaches us through trials if we have a basic understanding of His providence. I believe it is vital that all Christians have an essential awareness of God’s providence if they want to be fully prepared to cope with life’s adversity. Providence is how He orchestrates, through natural means and processes, all things necessary to accomplish His purposes in the world. It is the most...
  • The Necessity of Grateful Prayer - Evangelical Caucus/Devotional

    05/15/2024 1:18:18 AM PDT · by metmom · 7 replies
    Gracetoyou.org ^ | 1997 | John McArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6). Genuine believers will react thankfully to trials and suffering. Preventive spiritual maintenance is very important. If we are disciplined believers, we’ll practice it and prepare ourselves for any kind of trials and hardships. Then when the unexpected happens, we’ll be able to respond in a godly manner and truly appreciate what the Lord is teaching us. The attitude expressed in today’s verse is basic and is one of the strongest antidotes to fear and lack of preparation...
  • [Catholic Caucus] She Confronted the Pope About the Latin Mass

    05/14/2024 4:43:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | May 14, 2024 | T.S. Flanders
    [Catholic Caucus] She Confronted the Pope About the Latin MassWas she the cause of the 1984 Indult?At OnePeterFive we promote what we term the “godfathers of Tradition” – those men and women who fought for the ancient Roman Rite and the Faith since the Iconoclastic revolution of the 1960s. As younger generations provide fresh energy to the Trad movement, it is not only an obligation of justice and piety to give our Trad godparents their due, but it is also a spiritual necessity in the new period of iconoclasm which was inaugurated by Traditionis Custodes.The figures of Dietrich and Alice...
  • Being Prepared for the Worst of Trials - Evangelical Caucus/Devotional

    05/14/2024 4:22:43 AM PDT · by metmom · 4 replies
    Gracetoyou.org ^ | 1997 | John McArthur, Grace Community Church
    “‘And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and burst against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded upon the rock’” (Matthew 7:25). Faithfulness in discipleship will mean we are prepared for the worst possible adversity and trial. People are often unprepared for life’s unexpected upheavals. This was vividly illustrated by the once-in-500-year floods that struck the Northern Plains of the United States in the spring of 1997. One community on the Red River in North Dakota was especially devastated by the surprising events. After working diligently for days to...
  • Signs of the End Times are 'Intensifying' as Anti-Semitism Soars (VIDEO)

    05/14/2024 4:12:06 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 12 replies
    CBN News YouTube ^ | Feb 22, 2024 | CBN News
    Hat tip to Maudeen for finding this video Video is 19:24 in length
  • [Catholic Caucus] Catholic priest: Dignitas Infinita a ‘faithless’ document with little to say about salvation

    05/13/2024 8:00:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 13, 2024 | Fr. Joachim Heimerl
    [Catholic Caucus] Catholic priest: Dignitas Infinita a ‘faithless’ document with little to say about salvationIf hell is empty, there is no need for a cross and redemption, no Church and no grace. Even human dignity is then just a man-made vehicle, and despite its beautiful title, 'Dignitas infinita' is a faithless text for a faithless world.This essay by Fr. Joachim Heimerl was originally written in German. It has been translated and published with the permission of Fr. Heimerl.(LifeSiteNews) — Cardinal Robert Sarah recently caused a stir when he spoke of the “atheism” that is spreading in the Church. He was...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Fiducia Supplicans: Another Homosex-Blasphemy in a Church

    05/13/2024 7:19:12 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | May 13, 2024 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Fiducia Supplicans: Another Homosex-Blasphemy in a Church"Triggered by Francis' homosexual propaganda piece 'Fiducia supplicans', a homosexual [pseudo] blessing was staged in the Nuestra Señora de Belén Church in Miajadas, Diocese of Plasencia, Spain.One of the two homosexual concubines admitted on a social network that their complicity in sin was hardened and had lasted for 30 years."We were very happy to be able to do it in the Church, to be the first homosexual couple of many to come," he announced.It seems that the initiative for the sacrilege came from Don Enrique Gómez Rodríguez, the parish priest, as can...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis’s “Creative Fidelity to Tradition” and the Complete Impotence of the Vatican II

    05/13/2024 6:23:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Remant Newspaper ^ | May 13, 2024 | Robert Morrison
    [Catholic Caucus] Francis’s “Creative Fidelity to Tradition” and the Complete Impotence of the Vatican IIFor you know, venerable brothers, that these bitter enemies of the Christian name, are carried wretchedly along by some blind momentum of their mad impiety; they go so far in their rash imagining as to teach without blushing, openly and publicly, daring and unheard-of doctrines, thereby uttering blasphemies against God. They teach that the most holy mysteries of our religion are fictions of human invention, and that the teaching of the Catholic Church is opposed to the good and the prerogatives of human society.” (Blessed Pope...
  • Mark of the Beast & Christ's Return in Revelation - Dr. David Jeremiah (VIDEO)

    05/13/2024 8:44:16 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 37 replies
    100Huntley YouTube Channel ^ | Nov 11, 2021 | 100Huntley
    David Jeremiah is interviewed by someone from 100 Huntley Street Video is 11:36 in length
  • Fearless Preparation for Trials - Evangelical Caucus/Devotional

    05/13/2024 4:49:23 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Gracetoyou.org ^ | 1997 | John McArthur, Grace Community Church
    “God has not given us a spirit of timidity [fear], but of power and love and discipline” (2 Timothy 1:7). The true follower of Christ has no reason to fear potential sufferings and trials. Concerning frustration and fear at the 1992 Winter Olympics, speed skater Dan Jansen said, “What happened was I skated a race that I can only describe as tentative. I looked good. I didn’t slip. Yet something kept me from going flat out.” The favored Jansen, haunted by well-publicized failures to win medals in 1988 or 1992, finally overcame his fear and triumphed in 1994 in the...