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  • Brazil’s Prince: Amazon Synod Final Doc a ‘Pantheist’ Conspiracy

    12/09/2019 1:31:29 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | Jules Gomes
    Brazil’s Prince: Amazon Synod Final Doc a ‘Pantheist’ Conspiracy Dom Bertrand of Orleans and Braganza offers blistering critique Brazil's Catholic royalty is condemning the Amazon Synod's final document as an "enormous conspiracy" of emergent pantheism against Catholic tradition, Western civilization and the conservative government of President Jair Bolsonaro.    Cardinals gathered in synod hall during Amazon Synod In a scathing attack, His Imperial Highness Prince Dom Bertrand said that the end product of the synod was not Catholicism, but pantheism seeking "a complete change of the Roman Catholic apostolic Church and the Christian civilization that had existed through the Church's history." "They want...
  • December 9 - Parable of the Sower: Unresponsive Hearers

    12/09/2019 5:42:07 AM PST · by metmom · 1 replies ^ | 2008 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “‘When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is the one on whom seed was sown beside the road’” (Matthew 13:19). The hard-packed soil beside the road represents the unresponsive hearer who “does not understand” the gospel, solely because of his or her own hardheartedness. The person has continually resisted the gospel or anything else related to true spirituality because of an insensitive, impervious heart. The Word lies on the surface of the unresponsive heart, exposed to attack by Satan....
  • America Prayer Vigil - 12/9/2019 [Prayer]

    12/08/2019 10:44:56 PM PST · by · 28 replies
    Free Republic Intercessors ^ | 12/9/2019 |
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Religion Forum threads labeled "Prayer" are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-09-19, SOL, The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    12/08/2019 9:49:48 PM PST · by Salvation · 11 replies ^ | 12-09-19 | Revised New American Bible
    December 9 2019 Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reading 1 Gn 3:9-15, 20 After the man, Adam, had eaten of the tree,the LORD God called to the man and asked him, “Where are you?”He answered, “I heard you in the garden;but I was afraid, because I was naked,so I hid myself.”Then he asked, “Who told you that you were naked?You have eaten, then,from the tree of which I had forbidden you to eat!”The man replied, “The woman whom you put here with me—she gave me fruit from the tree, and so I ate it.”The...
  • Three Jesuits, Two Eras, One Enduring Faith

    12/08/2019 3:23:32 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Church Militant ^ | December 8, 2019 | Luke O'Hara
    Three Jesuits, Two Eras, One Enduring Faith On Martyrs Hill in Nagasaki Given the whirlwind of troubles afflicting the Church today — the worship of pagan idols at the Amazon Synod, the ongoing cover-up of clerical sex crimes, the theft of half a billion dollars from Peter's Pence — some of the faithful might be tempted to throw up their hands, drop all pretense of being truly Catholic, and join the gulled masses on their merry ride to Hell. Thank God we have the witness of the martyrs. Nishi-Zaka Martyrs Monument In the last week of November 2019, Pope Francis trod...
  • Patriarchs of Jerusalem and Moscow Concelebrate Hierarchical Divine Liturgy

    12/08/2019 10:15:55 AM PST · by NRx · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11-21-2019 | Orthodox Church
    His Holiness Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem and all Palestine Theophilios III and His Holiness Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Cyril celebrated Solemn Divine Liturgy. (appx 2hrs)
  • December 8 - Parable of the Sower: Main Elements

    12/08/2019 5:09:44 AM PST · by metmom · 1 replies ^ | 2008 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “‘Hear then the parable of the sower . . .’” (Matthew 13:18). The Bible is God’s written Word, but His Son is the Living Word who gives Scripture life. Christ told the Jewish leaders, “You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me” (John 5:39). This parable centers on proclaiming the gospel and, perhaps more important, concerns the “heart soils” on which that truth, in seed form, falls as the sower preaches. Our Lord goes on to describe four such soils, representing four different hearts that hear the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 12-08-19 Second Sunday of Advent

    12/07/2019 9:38:25 PM PST · by Salvation · 15 replies ^ | 12-08-19 | Revised New American Bible
    December 8 2019 Second Sunday of Advent Reading 1 Is 11:1-10 On that day, a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse,and from his roots a bud shall blossom.The spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him:a spirit of wisdom and of understanding,a spirit of counsel and of strength,a spirit of knowledge and of fear of the LORD,and his delight shall be the fear of the LORD.Not by appearance shall he judge,nor by hearsay shall he decide,but he shall judge the poor with justice,and decide aright for the land's afflicted.He shall strike the ruthless with the rod of...
  • Joseph's Doubts...Mathew nativity pt 2

    Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Apostolic Visitation Against Bishop, One Month After He Rejected Altar Girls

    12/07/2019 3:53:37 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | December 7, 2019 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Apostolic Visitation Against Bishop, One Month After He Rejected Altar Girls Francis will slam San Luis Diocese, Argentina, with his "mercy."On December 5, San Luis Bishop Pedro Daniel Martínez, 63, was informed that Francis ordered an Apostolic Visitation to his diocese from December 10 to 13 (announcement below). It will be carried out by Maldonado-Punta del Este Bishop Milton Luis Tróccolli Cebedio, 55, Uruguay.In July 2014, as a Montevideo auxiliary bishop, Tróccolli was closely involved in the Apostolic Visitation in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, which ended with the removal of the excellent Bishop Rogelio Livieres in September 2014.Martínez...
  • December 7 - Parables Reveal

    12/07/2019 5:35:45 AM PST · by metmom · 4 replies ^ | 2008 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “‘But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear. For truly I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it’” (Matthew 13:16–17). As believers, we can understand God’s profoundest revelation, whether parables or other teachings, because biblical writers have recorded them and the Spirit has illumined them for us (cf. 1 Cor. 2:9–10). When Christ finished explaining some parables to the apostles and asked if they understood them, they could honestly answer...
  • Catholic Cqucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-07-19, M, St. Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

    12/06/2019 9:30:02 PM PST · by Salvation · 9 replies ^ | 12-07-19 | Revised New American Bible
    December 7 2019 Memorial of Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 Is 30:19-21, 23-26 Thus says the Lord GOD,the Holy One of Israel:O people of Zion, who dwell in Jerusalem,no more will you weep;He will be gracious to you when you cry out,as soon as he hears he will answer you.The Lord will give you the bread you needand the water for which you thirst.No longer will your Teacher hide himself,but with your own eyes you shall see your Teacher,While from behind, a voice shall sound in your ears:"This is the way; walk in it,"when...
  • December 6 - Parables Conceal

    12/06/2019 7:59:28 AM PST · by metmom · 13 replies ^ | 2008 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “‘Therefore I speak to them in parables; because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. In their case the prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled, which says, “You will keep on hearing, but will not understand; you will keep on seeing, but will not perceive; for the heart of this people has become dull, with their ears they scarcely hear, and they have closed their eyes, otherwise they would see with their eyes, hear with their ears, and understand with their heart and return, and I would heal them”’” (Matthew...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-06-19, OM, St. Nicholas, Bishop

    12/05/2019 8:01:35 PM PST · by Salvation · 12 replies ^ | 12-06-19 | Revised New American Bible
    December 6 2019 Friday of the First Week of Advent Reading 1 Is 29:17-24 Thus says the Lord GOD:But a very little while,and Lebanon shall be changed into an orchard,and the orchard be regarded as a forest!On that day the deaf shall hearthe words of a book;And out of gloom and darkness,the eyes of the blind shall see.The lowly will ever find joy in the LORD,and the poor rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.For the tyrant will be no moreand the arrogant will have gone;All who are alert to do evil will be cut off,those whose mere word...
  • Anna's Hope - A Song of Testimony of Biblical Anna, Who was Waiting to See Her Salvation!

    12/05/2019 2:47:18 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman
    Unto the Chief Musician Music ^ | 12/5/19 | Unto the Chief Musician Music
    This song is the personal testimony of Anna the prophetess, the daughter of Penhanuel, of the tribe of Aser, of the people of Israel (Luke 2:36-38)! It is in the time of great Roman oppression and Anna has experienced and observed the despair of her people and the mighty oppressive power of Rome and her armies for many years. Notice in the lyrics of this song that Almighty God; her Lord and Savior; is ALWAYS observing her and taking care of her! She is ALWAYS in His ETERNAL presence and watchful eye. He always is hearing her prayers and sees...
  • December 5 - Measuring Progress: Revealing and Concealing

    12/05/2019 8:56:05 AM PST · by metmom · 2 replies ^ | 2008 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “‘For whoever has, to him more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him’” (Matthew 13:12). Just prior to this statement, Jesus told the disciples the twofold reason for His using parables: “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted” (Matt. 13:11). To believers, parables reveal kingdom truth; to unbelievers, they conceal it. Those to whom God has sovereignly given eternal life through Christ are the true citizens of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-05-19

    12/04/2019 7:56:01 PM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies ^ | 12-05-19 | Revised New American Bible
    December 5 2019 Thursday of the First Week of Advent Reading 1 Is 26:1-6 On that day they will sing this song in the land of Judah: "A strong city have we;he sets up walls and ramparts to protect us.Open up the gatesto let in a nation that is just,one that keeps faith.A nation of firm purpose you keep in peace;in peace, for its trust in you." Trust in the LORD forever!For the LORD is an eternal Rock.He humbles those in high places,and the lofty city he brings down;He tumbles it to the ground,levels it with the dust.It is...
  • How and Wen God Loved The World...John 3:16

    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. ( John 3:16)There is nothing so important as that we get the Gospel right. Distortions of the gospel are heresies and rightfully rejected. This is why religious arguments are extremely necessary. We have to hash out the truth and challenge any deviations, because what we are dealing with is of eternal significance. Recently I preached a message on Psalm 85 called < a HREF="">Mercy and Truth are Met Together The teaching has come under intense...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-04-19

    12/04/2019 5:55:47 AM PST · by annalex · 12 replies
    December 4 2019 « December 3 | December 5 » Wednesday of the First Week of AdventLectionary: 177 Reading 1 Is 25:6-10a On this mountain the LORD of hostswill provide for all peoplesA feast of rich food and choice wines,juicy, rich food and pure, choice wines.On this mountain he will destroythe veil that veils all peoples,The web that is woven over all nations;he will destroy death forever.The Lord GOD will wipe awaythe tears from all faces;The reproach of his people he will removefrom the whole earth; for the LORD has spoken. On that day it will be said:"Behold our God,...
  • December 4 - The Kingdom of Heaven

    12/04/2019 4:17:45 AM PST · by metmom · 4 replies ^ | 2008 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “‘To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven’” (Matthew 13:11). In the Lord’s Prayer (Matt. 6:10) we see two aspects of the kingdom of heaven. “On earth” refers to the present kingdom, mediated through God’s servants, and “in heaven” refers to God’s universal, direct reign. Through the centuries the present kingdom has attracted both true and false citizens. Only God can infallibly distinguish true citizens (the redeemed) from false ones. Jesus shows that many branches that seem to belong to the vine actually do not. The spurious ones will be pruned away and...