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  • John 8:53-59 AS IF THERE WERE ANY DOUBT—JESUS IS GOD!

    11/18/2018 4:03:31 AM PST · by Pilgrim's Progress · 11 replies
    SELF | 11/18/2018 | PilgrimsProgress
    “Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself? Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God: Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying. Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. Then said the Jews unto...
  • Al Kresta, Prof Janet Smith & Dr Greg Popcak--Insist on Secular Professional Abuse Reporting

    11/18/2018 4:02:01 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 4 replies
    Free Republic | 11-18-2018 | Charles O'Connell
    Just apply the regulations we already have, against the barbarians now in control of the Vatican. I'm addressing you-all, Al Kresta, Prof Janet Smith & Dr Greg Popcak, as a group because you three, prominent Catholic figures are involved in the effort to recover from institutional sexual abuse; you are mentioned in Rod Dreher's American Conservative" article "Where To Now, Bishops? And Laity? wrapping up the recent US Catholic Bishops' conference; and you are at least peripherally involved in the No More Victims support group.This is to question, whether significant traction in the slippery, post-MacCarrick abuse situation can't be gained...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 11-18-18, Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

    11/17/2018 8:59:57 PM PST · by Salvation · 21 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-18-18 | Revised New American Bible
    November 18, 2018 Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Dn 12:1-3 In those days, I Daniel, heard this word of the Lord:"At that time there shall ariseMichael, the great prince,guardian of your people;it shall be a time unsurpassed in distresssince nations began until that time.At that time your people shall escape,everyone who is found written in the book. "Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake;some shall live forever,others shall be an everlasting horror and disgrace. "But the wise shall shine brightlylike the splendor of the firmament,and those who lead the many to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, 11-17-18

    11/17/2018 7:40:01 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: Detail | Saint Elizabeth of Hungary | Series of frescoes with scenes from the life of St. Martin of tours in the Lower Church of Saint Francis of Assisi | Simone Martini Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Saint of the Day for November 17 (1207 – November 17, 1231)  Saint Elizabeth of Hungary’s Story In her short life, Elizabeth manifested such great love for the poor and suffering that she has become the patroness of Catholic charities and of the Secular Franciscan Order. The daughter of the King of Hungary, Elizabeth chose a life of penance and...
  • 'God's Voice' Conference to Respond to Revoice, 'Queering' of Churches

    11/17/2018 6:36:21 PM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 11/11/18 | Brandon Showalter
    An upcoming conference is set to occur in February to respond to the "queering" of evangelical Churches, particularly the Revoice conference that took place earlier this year. Such an effort is necessary, organizers say, because of the confusion being brought into evangelical congregations with terms like "LGBTQ+ Christian" and "mixed-orientation marriages" that are now being mainstreamed. What is being called "God's Voice" will take place at First Moore Baptist Church in Moore, Oklahoma on February 22 and 23. "We are living in a day when Bible-believing churches are being hit with a tsunami of an 'LGBTQ+ Christian' narrative," said Stephen...
  • At Least 42 Dead in Cathedral Attack in Central African Republic

    11/17/2018 6:28:58 PM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    At least one priest was among those killed At least 42 people have died in an attack Thursday on the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Alindao, in the Central African Republic, according to local reports. At least one priest was among those killed in the Nov. 15 attack. Some unofficial estimates have said the death toll could reach as high as 100. Many of the people killed were refugees sheltering at the Church. The CAR has suffered violence since December 2012, when several bands of mainly Muslim rebel groups formed an alliance, taking the name Seleka, and seized power....
  • Russia's Next Weapon: A Military Church

    11/17/2018 6:21:20 PM PST · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    Russian Faith ^ | 11/11/18 | Michael Peck
    The walls of the military church are made in the color of the standard Russian missile system and armored vehicle. From the inside, the walls are decorated with paintings of battle scenes from military history and texts from the Holy Scriptures. The projected height is 311 feet tall, and it is designed to hold 6,000 people. "The modern Russian serviceman cannot be shaped without shaping lofty spirituality in him,”Meet Vladimir Putin's newest weapon: a church. The Russian military plans to build a military church to bolster the spiritual values of its armed forces. Construction will soon begin of the Main...
  • Vatican, US Bishops Face Class-Action Lawsuit From Victims of Clergy Sex Abuse

    11/17/2018 6:15:17 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Washington D.C., Nov 15, 2018 / 02:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. bishops' conference and the Holy See face a class action lawsuit filed by six men who claim they were sexually abused by Catholic clergy during their childhoods. They are seeking financial damages as well as public contrition and reparation from the Church. The 80-page suit filed Nov. 13 claims that the Vatican and the bishops knew about - and covered up for - the “endemic, systemic, rampant, and pervasive rape and sexual abuse” of the plaintiffs and others at the hands of active members of the clergy, religious...
  • The Generation Gap...Gender pt 1

    And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea,...
  • The Persecution Letters

    11/17/2018 4:28:48 PM PST · by pcottraux · 12 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | November 17, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    The Persecution Letters By Philip Cottraux When we think of Christianity in ancient Rome, one of the first images that comes to mind is Christians being fed to lions in the Coliseum. But this wasn’t the norm throughout most of Roman history. Persecutions came in phases and were often short-lived, according to which emperor ordered it. The Romans didn’t always force their subjects to bow to their gods. Judaism was legal and since Christianity was considered a branch of Judaism, it too enjoyed certain rights and protections. At first. But as it grew, some started to view them with distrust....
  • Italian Bishops Take Aim at Summorum Pontificum, Want Traditional Mass Abrogated

    11/17/2018 4:20:34 PM PST · by NRx · 9 replies
    1P5 ^ | 11-17-2018 | Steve Skojec
    ...Archbishop Redaelli, Bishop of Gorizia (whom we know received a degree in Canon Law at the Pontifical Gregorian University) has asserted that the [1962] Missal of John XXIII was abrogated by Paul VI (contrary to what Benedict XVI said in the motu proprio), and thus, because the juridical premises on which Summorum Pontificum is based are in error, is without efficacy in the part in which it affirms the continuing validity of the [1962] Missal and its unchanged vigor today. For this reason, the motu proprio is a “nonsense” law and the “Tridentine” liturgy was not legitimately re-established by the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Some Good Guys, But Not Enough

    11/17/2018 3:47:56 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | November 16, 2018 | Michael Voris
    Some Good Guys, But Not Enough And one really bad one. I'm Michael Voris wrapping up our coverage of the bishops' sex abuse meeting here in Baltimore, or rather what was supposed to be a meeting about clerical sex abuse — which is mostly homosexual clergy sex abuse. But it didn't exactly turn out that way once the gay mob in Rome abruptly ordered the U.S. bishops to cancel their planned vote on trying to get to the bottom of things. After that happened, not much else did.   There were speeches and grandstanding and controlling of events by Rome's waterboy,...
  • Hebrews Chapt. 10

    11/17/2018 1:29:19 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 1 replies
    1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. 2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins. 3 But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year. 4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. 5 Wherefore when he cometh...
  • Where To Now, Bishops? And Laity?

    11/17/2018 12:19:17 PM PST · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | November 16, 2018 | Rod Dreher
    Where To Now, Bishops? And Laity? #google_ads_iframe_\/339474670\/ADN_Native\/TAC_Native_1__container__ {padding: 10px 0; margin-bottom: 20px; border-top: solid 1px #000; border-bottom: solid 1px #000} #related_content ul {float: right; border: solid 1px #1b3346; width: 200px; padding: 15px; font: normal 80% sans-serif; color: #1b3346; margin-left: 8px;} #related_content > ul::before { content: "Related Articles"; font: bold 16pt sans-serif; } #related_content > ul li{ margin:0px 0px 0px 6px } From the Catholic News AgencyÂ’s report on the final day of the US Conference of Catholic BishopsÂ’ meeting this week. Here, the bishops were debating a resolution that would have put the US bishops on record urging the Vatican...
  • Is Islam the Fastest Growing Religion?

    11/17/2018 11:16:10 AM PST · by Stepan12 · 33 replies
    The Geller Report ^ | November 17, 2018 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    This triumphalist statement is a staple of Islamic propaganda. If Islam is the “world’s fastest-growing religion,” then this must surely reflect, its adherents believe, its innate superiority to other faiths. And it suggests that this rise is inexorable and irreversible. But the picture is not quite so clear. Look at the figures being given for the world’s Muslim population. There still seems to be no agreement. The numbers range enormously, from a low of 1.4 billion to a high of 1.8 billion.In Muslim countries, the way Muslims are counted is to take the total population, subtract those who have definitely...
  • Communion of Saints

    11/17/2018 10:08:09 AM PST · by Salvation · 9 replies
    OSV.com ^ | 11-07-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Communion of Saints United with Christ, the saints probably look upon earthly events from a more eternal perspective Msgr. Charles Pope Do the saints in heaven see and know all that we are doing? If so, do they have disappointment or sorrow when they see us sinning? — William Duncan, via email We are in the realm of speculative theology, and thus, precise answers to such questions are not possible. However, reasoning from Scripture, it does seem that the saints have some general awareness of the situation on earth and pray. Revelation 8:4 speaks of the prayers of the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Roots and Fruit of Ecclesial Idolatry

    11/17/2018 8:30:23 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | November 16, 2018 | Jonathan B. Cole
    The Roots and Fruit of Ecclesial Idolatry In this present crisis in the Church, with more and more revelations of a “sodomitic filth that insinuates itself like a cancer in the ecclesiastical order” (St. Peter Damian), and the subsequent cover-ups and payoffs, the Body of Christ is pierced again with new thorns and nails, and the Mother of God is pierced again in seeing her Son’s sufferings. In bringing some good out of all the depravity, the thoughts of the hearts of many are being revealed (Lk. 2:35).The apostle Paul certainly saw the redemptive side of scandal and division: “For...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis the Problem

    11/17/2018 8:17:33 AM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | November 16, 2018 | Kenneth J. Wolfe
    Pope Francis the Problem In the print edition of today's USA Today, online here, is a sad commentary by Melinda Henneberger, a former Vatican correspondent for the New York Times, where she announces her apostasy. Henneberger, who is known to be center-left (dissident on, for instance, Humanae Vitae, but sympathetic toward limited pro-life causes) via her many years of writings, blamed her apostasy decision on "these men" and "the men who run the church" while avoiding any blame toward the man who runs the Church. Who runs the Church?  Who is the Supreme Pontiff?  Who blocked the U.S. Conference of...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL (November 17, 2018) (prayer)

    11/17/2018 7:57:32 AM PST · by OneVike · 38 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 11/17/18 | OneVike
    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. 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. Job 1:21 Then Job arose, tore his robe, and shaved his head; and he fell to the ground and worshiped. And he said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, And naked shall I return there. The LORD gave, and...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(11/17/18)[Prayer]

    11/17/2018 7:42:33 AM PST · by left that other site · 15 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 11/17/18 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Acts of the Apostles 
 (New Testament) Acts 10 Cornelius Calls for Peter 10 At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment. 2 He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly. 3 One day at about three in the afternoon he had a vision. He distinctly saw an angel of God, who came to him and said, “Cornelius!” 4 Cornelius stared at him in fear. “What is it, Lord?” he asked. The angel...