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  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil - August 14, 2018 (Prayer)

    08/14/2018 1:41:24 AM PDT · by Jeanbl · 2 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 8/14/18 | 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. The wicked are so far from Salvation, for they do not care about Your message of Truth. . . I grieve when I see how the faithless ones live, for they just walk away from Your Promises. ....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-14-18, M, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr

    08/13/2018 10:48:11 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-14-18 | Revised New American Bible
    August 14, 2018 Memorial of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr Reading 1 Ez 2:8—3:4 The Lord GOD said to me:As for you, son of man, obey me when I speak to you:be not rebellious like this house of rebellion,but open your mouth and eat what I shall give you. It was then I saw a hand stretched out to me,in which was a written scroll which he unrolled before me.It was covered with writing front and back,and written on it was: Lamentation and wailing and woe! He said to me: Son of man, eat what is before you;eat...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vigil of the Assumption (Gueranger)

    08/13/2018 9:01:21 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Violet   WHAT IS THIS AURORA before which the brightest constellations pale? Laurence, who has been shining in the August heavens as an incomparable star, is well nigh eclipsed, and becomes but the humble satellite of the Queen of Saints, whose triumph is preparing beyond the clouds. Mary stayed on earth after her Son’s Ascension, in order to give birth to his Church; but she could not remain forever in exile. Yet she was not to take her flight to heaven until this new fruit of her maternity had acquired the growth and strength which it belongs to a...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saints Pontian and Hippolytus, 08-13-18

    08/13/2018 8:38:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 08-13-18 | FranciscanMedia.org
    Franciscan Media Image: Photo of Il Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata | photo by Giovanni Novara Saints Pontian and Hippolytus Saint of the Day for August 13 (d. 235)  Saints Pontian and Hippolytus’ Story Two men died for the faith after harsh treatment and exhaustion in the mines of Sardinia. One had been pope for five years, the other an antipope for 18. They died reconciled.Pontian. Pontian was a Roman who served as pope from 230 to 235. During his reign he held a synod in Alexandria which confirmed the excommunication of the great theologian Origen. Pontian was...
  • Winning Through Non-Retaliation

    08/13/2018 11:57:53 AM PDT · by metmom · 10 replies
    Grace To You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Love is patient" (1 Cor. 13:4). Love does not retaliate. We usually think of patience as the ability to wait or endure without complaint—whether it's with people or circumstances. But the Greek word translated "patience" in 1 Corinthians 13:4 refers specifically to patience with people. It literally means "to be long tempered," and speaks of one who could easily retaliate when wronged but chooses not to. That kind of patience is a spiritual virtue reflective of God Himself (cf. Gal 5:22). It can't be duplicated on a purely human level. But for Christians, it's to be a way of life....
  • Giving Generously to the Lord

    08/13/2018 11:57:24 AM PDT · by metmom · 5 replies
    Grace To You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “‘Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven’” (Matthew 6:20). The believer is to be generous in his giving. The early church was not interested in accumulating great wealth for itself. In Acts 2, for example, thousands of pilgrims gathered in Jerusalem on the Day of Pentecost. When Peter preached the gospel on that day, 3,000 persons became believers, and soon afterward thousands more were added to the church. The pilgrims who became believers didn’t want to return to their former homes since they were now part of the church. So the believers in Jerusalem had to absorb them. Since many...
  • Catholic LGBT group rejected by event pope will attend in Dublin (World Meeting of Families)

    08/13/2018 11:44:06 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 6 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Mon 13 Aug 2018 | Harriet Sherwood
    An organisation representing LGBT Catholics around the world has been denied permission for a stall at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, which Pope Francis is attending on 25 August. The Global Network of Rainbow Catholics, which represents 60 organisations, has been told that due to “logistical considerations” it has not been allocated a booth in the gathering’s exhibition hall. The WMF, an international event held by the Roman Catholic church every three years, opens in Dublin next Monday. Pope Francis will spend 36 hours in Ireland attending events. The GNRC was told only in the past few days...
  • Women in France with Down syndrome find community in religious order

    08/13/2018 11:03:46 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 10 replies
    LiveAction ^ | August 12, 2018 | Cassy Fiano-Chesser
    People with Down syndrome are not often valued in society; they are often discriminated against and targeted for death. But one religious order in France, the Little Sisters Disciples of the Lamb, aims to give women with Down syndrome a community, where their sense of worth is acknowledged and celebrated. Down syndrome Little Sisters Disciples of the Lamb The order was founded when Mother Prioress Line met a girl named Veronique, who has Down syndrome, but also felt a calling to religious life. Mother Prioress Line knew it would be difficult — if not impossible — for Veronique to...
  • The Black Man's ONLY TRUE Friend in America - The Lord Jesus Christ!

    08/13/2018 10:13:53 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 7 replies
    IFB ^ | 8/13/18
    The white and black oppressors of the lawless Left Democratic Party, who abhor Almighty God the Creator and His RIGHTEOUSNESS (Rom. 1:18-32) only seek to agitate, control, use, enrage and scare their black Democratic voters and to keep them on their state plantation. The very ones who are their lawless oppressors are usually put back in power each time by Black America; making heavier their chains of social ills. The Left is horrified of losing their political strangle hold and power and truly care nothing about black America. The black population are only a vessel to be used and oppressed...
  • How Justice and Mercy are Alike with God

    08/13/2018 8:45:55 AM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-12-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    How Justice and Mercy are Alike with God Msgr. Charles Pope • August 12, 2018 • Many people today set mercy and justice in opposition to each other, but where is mercy if justice is absent? Could the victims of genocide really be said to experience mercy if their unrepentant killers were ushered past them into the Kingdom of Heaven? Could Heaven even be Heaven if unrepentant sinners dwelled there? At some point, mercy demands that justice rightly separate what is stubbornly evil from what is good. For now, there is a time of mercy and access to the...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(8/13/18)[Prayer]

    08/13/2018 8:20:42 AM PDT · by left that other site · 19 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/13/18 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Gospel of John 
 (New Testament) John 1 John Testifies About Jesus 29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is the one I meant when I said, ‘A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’ 31 I myself did not know him, but the reason I came baptizing with water was that he might be revealed to Israel.” 32 Then John gave this testimony: “I saw the Spirit come down...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 13 [Prayer and Meditation]

    08/13/2018 6:55:41 AM PDT · by OneVike · 8 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 13 (NKJV) Wisdom Loves Righteousness 01 A wise son heeds his father's instruction, 00 But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke. 02 A man shall eat well by the fruit of his mouth, 00 But the soul of the unfaithful feeds on violence. 03 He who guards his mouth preserves his life, 00 But he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction. 04 The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; 00 But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich. 05 A righteous man hates lying, 00 But a wicked man is...
  • Pursuing the Quest for Purpose (Protestant/Evangelical Devotional)

    08/13/2018 4:55:31 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 1 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 8/13/2018
    Pursuing the Quest for Purpose In the quest for purpose, we must distinguish between proximate and remote purposes. The proximate refers to that which is close at hand. The remote refers to the distant, far-off, ultimate purpose. The football player’s proximate goal is to make a first down. The more remote goal is a touchdown. The even more remote goal is to win the game. The ultimate goal is to win a championship. We remember the poignant meeting between Joseph and his brothers, when the brothers feared recriminations from their powerful brother for the treachery they had committed against him....
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saints Hippolytus and Cassian, Martyrs (Gueranger)

    08/13/2018 4:31:36 AM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Simple NOT FAR FROM THE SEPULCHER of St. Laurence, on the opposite side of the Tiburtian Way, lies the tomb of St. Hippolytus, one of the sanctuaries most dear to the Christians in the days of triumph. Prudentius has described the magnificence of the crypt, and the immense concourse attracted to it each year on the Ides of August. Who was this Saint? Of what rank and manner of life? What facts of his history are there to be told, beyond that of his having given his blood for Christ? All these questions have in modern times become...
  • [Catholic Caucus] THE LETTER: Sign. Seal. Deliver TWO copies.

    08/13/2018 3:48:37 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | August 13, 2018
    What can the laity do about the evil that has swamped the holy priesthood? A number of things actually. First, prayer — absolutely, no doubt about it. A couple of days from now on the feast of the Assumption of Our Blessed Mother, a reminder first that ultimate victory belongs to Almighty God and His Holy Church, however small it may be at His Second Coming, a 54-day Rosary novena begins, initiated by the Holy League. There is much wrong in the country and certainly much more wrong in the Church these days, and faithful Catholics should be pleading for...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil 8-13-18 {Prayer}

    08/13/2018 12:41:48 AM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 23 replies
    8-13-18 | Kitty Mittens
    The “Donald Trump/Mike Pence Prayer Vigil” and “Pray for our American Heroes" Prayer Thread have Combined to Form the AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL Prayer Thread! Join with Fellow FREEPERS to Pray for our PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. 'And this is the Confidence that we have in Him, that, if we Ask Anything According to His Will, He Heareth us.' 1 John 5:14 Religion Forum Threads Labeled [Prayer] are Closed to Debate of Any Kind. Isaiah 56:1 Be Just and Fair to All, the Lord God Says. Do what's...
  • When You Want to Trust but Life Won’t Let You

    08/12/2018 11:59:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Bible Gateway ^ | August 6, 2018 | Craig Groeschel
    “I want to believe God cares about me; I really do,” she told me, wiping tears from under her darkened, bloodshot eyes. Under the harsh fluorescent lights of the hospital corridor, Marci barely resembled the vibrant girl I remembered, that kid I’d watched grow up in our youth group at church. When she was a teenager, Marci was outgoing, fun-loving, and full of life, even as she was growing more and more serious about her faith, coming early to youth group and staying late. No one loved to worship and talk about God more than Marci.Then, in her early 20s,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-13-18, OM,Sts. Pontian, Pope and Hippolytus, Priest,Martyrs

    08/12/2018 10:33:48 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-13-18 | Revised New American Bible
    August 13, 2018 Monday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ez 1:2-5, 24-28c On the fifth day of the fourth month of the fifth year,that is, of King Jehoiachin's exile,The word of the LORD came to the priest Ezekiel,the son of Buzi,in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar.—There the hand of the LORD came upon me. As I looked, a stormwind came from the North,a huge cloud with flashing fire enveloped in brightness,from the midst of which (the midst of the fire)something gleamed like electrum.Within it were figures resembling four living creaturesthat looked...
  • [Cath Cauc] A NACIÓN Editorial: Pope Promotes a Political-Ideological Beatification

    08/12/2018 8:38:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | August 13, 2018 | New Catholic
    Satanelli Beatification - LA NACIÓN Editorial: Pope Promotes a Political-Ideological Beatification There were many radical bishops in the wild years following the Second Vatican Council. But Enrique Angelelli, bishop of La Rioja, Argentina, was probably the most radical. He was a Communist in all but name and stridently supported the terrorist organization "Montoneros", the leftist terrorist branch of the Peronist movement. It can be undoubtedly said that the horrid military dictatorship that governed Argentina from 1976 until the Falklands War was brought about as a brutal overreaction to the terrorist attacks coordinated by Montoneros in favor of a Socialist-Peronist revolution....
  • [Catholic Caucus] Patron “Saint” of the Catholic Homo-clerical Crisis

    08/12/2018 7:46:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    aka Catholic ^ | April 10, 2018 | Louie Verrecchio
    In preparation for that glorious day in October when the Conciliar Lifetime Achievement Award for Service to the Revolution will be bestowed upon Pope Paul the Pathetic, the Vatican PR machine recently spit out a puff piece extolling his… ahem… heroic virtues. The Roman spin masters are obviously attempting to gin up excitement for the event among the undernourished masses, but in so doing they inadvertently managed to provide the faithful (those with a handful of Catholic brain cells left, that is) with precisely the reason why Montini is deserving of nothing short of the severest condemnation.The headline to the...