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  • The Only Approved parables pt 14

    And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his...
  • The Growing German Schism: Warnings, Personal Attacks, and a “Liturgical Dance”

    05/22/2018 9:08:32 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | May 22, 2018 | Maike Hickson
    As the we reported a few days ago, it seems that the progressivist German bishops under the leadership of Cardinal Reinhard Marx – who are facing resistance from seven fellow bishops concerning their new intercommunion handout – are leaning now toward a decentralized solution to the conflict whereby each bishop would set his own rules for his particular diocese. However, this very idea has now also met with resistance in Germany. There are to be seen now many rebukes, attacks, and yet another scandalous “liturgical dance.” For example, for Regina Einig, writing an article for the conservative Catholic newspaper Die...
  • A Traitor Turns to Christ (Matthew)

    05/22/2018 8:58:12 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    The twelve apostles included "Matthew the tax-gatherer" (Matt. 10:3). God can use you despite your sinful past. I remember reading a notice in a local newspaper announcing the opening of a new evangelical church in our community. It gave the date and time of the first services, then added, "our special guest star will be . . ." and named a popular Christian celebrity. In its attempt to appeal to unbelievers or simply draw a large crowd, the church today commonly uses that kind of approach. Jesus, however, used a different approach. None of His disciples were famous at all....
  • Entrusting All to God

    05/22/2018 8:57:43 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Therefore, let those also who suffer according to the will of God entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right” (1 Peter 4:19). The final attitude we should have in facing trials and sufferings is that of entrusting ourselves to God. Geoffrey Bull epitomizes the modern-day believer who entrusts his entire soul to God’s will in the middle of terrible suffering. Bull was punished with solitary confinement, brainwashing, many kinds of intimidation, and starvation during more than three years of imprisonment by the Communist Chinese forty years ago. During his affliction he prayed that God would...
  • Five Images of the Holy Spirit from Scripture

    05/22/2018 8:07:12 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-21-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Five Images of the Holy Spirit from Scripture Msgr. Charles Pope • May 21, 2018 • One of the quirks of the post-conciliar liturgy is that the octave of Pentecost was dropped. Generally, the post-conciliar age has tried to emphasize the gifts and works of the Holy Spirit, so eliminating the octave of Pentecost is quite paradoxical. The Feast of Pentecost ranks right up there with Easter and the Nativity, both of which have an octave, yet the octave of Pentecost fell away. So it is that on the Monday after Pentecost we are back to ordinary time and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis: it is not a sin to criticise the Pope

    05/22/2018 6:51:18 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | May 22, 2018 | Staff Reporter
    The Pope told Italy's bishops to speak openly about their concernsPope Francis has told the Italian bishops that it is “not a sin to criticise the Pope here” as he opened their General Assembly.The Pope revealed three “worries” during his speech: the decline in vocations, financial scandals, and the reduction and merging of dioceses.He urged the bishops to “speak openly”, urging them to tell him “all the words, your concerns, criticisms – it is not a sin to criticise the Pope here, yes, not a sin – and inspirations that you carry in your hearts.”Pope Francis said he was especially...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 22 [Prayer and Meditation]

    05/22/2018 6:48:50 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 22 (NKJV) The Value of a Good Name 01 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, 00 Loving favor rather than silver and gold. 02 The rich and the poor have this in common, 00 The LORD is the maker of them all. 03 A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, 00 But the simple pass on and are punished. 04 By humility and the fear of the LORD 00 Are riches and honor and life. 05 Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse; 00 He who guards his soul...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(5/22/18)[Prayer]

    05/22/2018 5:50:09 AM PDT · by left that other site · 7 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/22/18 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Shared Meal 
 (Old Testament) Esther 7 Haman Impaled 7 So the king and Haman went to Queen Esther’s banquet, 2 and as they were drinking wine on the second day, the king again asked, “Queen Esther, what is your petition? It will be given you. What is your request? Even up to half the kingdom, it will be granted.” 3 Then Queen Esther answered, “If I have found favor with you, Your Majesty, and if it pleases you, grant me my life—this is my petition. And spare my people—this is my request. 4 For I...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil - May 22, 2018 (prayer)

    05/22/2018 3:00:19 AM PDT · by Jeanbl · 14 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 5/22/18 | Jeanbl
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. 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 Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. For freedom, Messiah set us free—You were running a great race! Who blocked you from following the truth? . . . Brothers and sisters, you were called to freedom—only do not let your freedom become an opportunity for...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-22-18, OM, St. Rita of Cascia, Religious

    05/21/2018 10:06:59 PM PDT · by Salvation · 23 replies ^ | 05-22-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 22, 2018 Tuesday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jas 4:1-10 Beloved:Where do the wars and where do the conflicts among you come from?Is it not from your passions that make war within your members?You covet but do not possess.You kill and envy but you cannot obtain;you fight and wage war.You do not possess because you do not ask.You ask but do not receive, because you ask wrongly,to spend it on your passions.Adulterers!Do you not know that to be a lover of the world means enmity with God?Therefore, whoever wants to be a lover of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Tuesday in Whitsun Week (Gueranger)

    05/21/2018 9:17:34 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Double of the First Class Veni, sancte Spiritus, reple tuorum corda fidelium, et tui amoris in eis ignem accende. Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of thy faithful, and enkindle within the fire of thy love. YESTERDAY, WE WERE ADMIRING the work of the Holy Ghost, whereby he drew mankind to the faith and name of Jesus, to whom all power was given in heaven and in earth. The instruments used for this conquest were the Apostles and their immediate successors. The Tongue of Fire was victorious, and the Prince of this world was defeated. Let us...
  • Bp. Schneider: Out of Fear, Some Prelates Did Not Sign Kazakh Marriage Statement

    05/21/2018 9:09:21 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | May 21, 2018 | Maike Hickson
    These days, Bishop Schneider is again very active. Next to issuing, together with some other prelates from Kazakhstan, a statement on the relevance of Humanae Vitae, he gave Onepeterfive an interview; then he gave an important talk at the Rome Life Forum. Additionally, a new interview has just been published in the Homiletic & Pastoral Review which he had given already in February of 2018. Bishop Schneider responds in this new interview to the then-new initiative of the German bishops with regard to Holy Communion for some Protestant spouses of Catholics. He also comments on the ongoing loss of reverence...
  • 1 Corinthians Ch. 12

    05/21/2018 8:58:21 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 3 replies
    1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. 2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led. 3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. 4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. 6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God...
  • 2018 05 21 John Haller Prophecy Update: That Jerusalem Thing, Again!

    05/21/2018 7:43:18 PM PDT · by Lera · 1 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 5/21/18 | John Haller
    Jerusalem dominates the prophecy related news this week. Some significant developments with Turkey as well.
  • Cardinal Burke Warns Upcoming Youth Synod May Release ‘New Storm in the Church’

    05/21/2018 6:58:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 5/18/18 | Claire Chretien
    ROME, May 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – There is a risk that the upcoming synod on youth will bring “more difficulties” for the Church, Cardinal Raymond Burke said at the Rome Life Forum today, noting there have already been allegations of manipulation. “What can we expect about and after the new synod in October?” he was asked. “A new storm in the Church? A new ambiguous exhortation? More dubia?” “I think simply from a point of human reason, and also from the point of view of Christian morality, if those who organized the synod in 2014 and 2015 have not had...
  • British MEP: “I’m Convinced We Are Seeing The Great Replacement”

    05/21/2018 6:55:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 52 replies
    Shy Society ^ | 5/20/18
    Independent MEP Janice Atkinson has become the latest high-profile public figure to speak out about “The Great Replacement” which argues that native Brits and Europeans are being systematically replaced through mass, uncontrolled immigration.Writing in the Voice of Europe following an exclusive by Shy Society over an English Heritage training programme excluding white people, the South East England MEP says that when she first read about the theory she thought it was an “over reaction”. But the former UKIP politician has recently changed her mind and is now “absolutely convinced” that The Great Replacement is a concerted effort by globalist elites...
  • Pope: No to a Church of Old Bachelors

    05/21/2018 6:50:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 52 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 5/21/18
    Marks the new memorial he established earlier this year: Mary, Mother of the ChurchThe Church is a Mother, is “feminine,” Pope Francis said today as he celebrated Mass for the now obligatory Memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church. And if this trait is forgotten, the Church resembles merely “a charitable organization, or a football team”; when it is “a masculine Church,” it sadly becomes “a church of old bachelors,” “incapable of love, incapable of fruitfulness.” Pope Francis himself decided the feast should be celebrated on the Monday immediately following Pentecost, in order “to encourage the growth of the maternal...
  • 3 Killed in Muslim Terrorist Attack on Chechen Church

    05/21/2018 6:46:59 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 5/21/18
    Church of the Archangel Michael in Grozny. Photo: “He departed to the Lord with the name of Christ on his lips,” Fr. Sergei said of the murdered parishioner.Three innocent people, including two Internal Affairs officers, were killed when Muslim terrorists attempted to capture the Church of the Archangel Michael in Grozny, the capital city of the Russian Chechen Republic, during the Saturday evening service. The four militants were also killed by Special Ops forces: “The militants infiltrated the Church of the Archangel Michael to capture the parishioners. As a result of the quickly executed special operation, all four of...
  • ‘God made you gay’: Did Pope Francis just tell the lie of the century?

    05/21/2018 12:04:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 05/20/2018 | Doug Mainwaring
    ROME, May 21, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis’ alleged infelicitous counsel to a gay man, if not retracted, risks slowly killing the same-sex attracted by affirming them to death.   According to multiple reports, a gay man who visited Pope Francis at the Vatican last week is alleging the Pope told him, “God made you gay.” The allegation comes from Juan Carlos Cruz, one of the child victims of sexual abuse by Chilean clergy. The comment has quickly coiled around the world. Such a strong remark, from such a seat of moral and spiritual authority, would surely tighten the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Sarah: Ordination of Viri Probati is a “Breach with Apostolic Tradition”

    05/21/2018 8:43:10 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | Maike Hickson | Maike Hickson
    These days, we are seeing some of the conservative cardinals getting stronger in their resistance against the progressivist agenda as it is being promoted within the Catholic Church. Just a few days ago, Cardinal Gerhard Müller called the concept of “homophobia” an “instrument of totalitarian dominance”; Cardinal Walter Brandmüller just called those who insist upon female priests “heretics” who are “excommunicated.” (We will have a report on this statement later today.) And now comes Cardinal Robert Sarah, the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. In his homily yesterday, Pentecost Sunday, he discussed the...