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  • America Prayer Vigil(3/29/17)[Prayer]

    03/28/2017 2:30:37 PM PDT · by left that other site
    The Holy Scriptures | 3/29/17 | left that other site
    America Prayer Vigil Stand Firm The “Donald Trump/Mike Pence Prayer Vigil” and “Heroes and Nation Prayer Thread” have combined to form the AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL prayer thread! 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. Today's Scripture: “The Lord is near to all who call on him,...
  • The Church and Asmodeus - Part 2 [Catholic Caucus]

    03/28/2017 1:13:28 PM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 1 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | March 26, 2017 | Don Pietro Leone
    A spiritu fornicationis libera nos, Domine (invocation from the Litany of the Saints) II RECENT CHURCH MARITAL DOCTRINE UNTIL POPE FRANCIS From the beginning of Her history, the Church had taught and practiced the ascetic life. In fact this is one of the features which distinguished Her from the World, and which indeed corroborates the very authenticity of Her Faith[1]. For how could She live, and convert such multitudes to, a mortified and chaste life so at variance with Fallen Nature, if the Faith which She preached were untrue? Until the XXth century, this spirit of asceticism had prevailed in...
  • 5 Christian Clichés that Need to Die

    03/28/2017 12:29:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 03/28/2017 | Matt Smethurst
    “Books don’t change people,” John Piper observes. “Paragraphs do. Sometimes even sentences.” A good sentence is a gift. We love finding complex truth shrinkwrapped in clear, simple, memorable form. It’s why Charles Spurgeon and C. S. Lewis are dominating a newsfeed near you. Even God likes pithy statements—at least enough to breathe out a whole book of them. But one-liners aren’t always helpful. Sometimes, in our desire to simplify truth, we can trivialize and even obscure it. And to obscure the truth is to tell a lie. Here are five popular Christian clichés that are not biblical, and therefore need a memorial service....
  • Pope To Canonize Jacinta and Francisco. But What about Sister Lucia? [Catholic Caucus]

    03/28/2017 12:27:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | March 24, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    The Vatican has announced that the Fatima seers Jacinta and Francisco, already beatified by John Paul II, will be canonized by Pope Bergoglio, following the recent approval of a second miracle attributed to their intercession. The ceremony will probably take place in May, during the Pope’s pilgrimage to Fatima. Good news indeed. And long overdue. But there is something else that is long overdue respecting the Fatima event: the canonization of Sister Lucia. She is clearly the primary visionary who was accorded a long life on this earth for the purpose of recording and making known what the Blessed Virgin...
  • The Servant; The Embodiment of Israel...servant songs pt 7

    Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me; And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified. Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet...
  • Cardinal Burke: Vatican hosting pro-abort population control activist was ‘simply a scandal’

    03/28/2017 9:12:35 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 27, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    Cardinal Raymond Burke said it's "simply a scandal" that pro-abortion and pro-contraception population control activist Paul Ehrlich was given a platform at a recent Vatican conference. Burke was speaking on Friday to a standing room only crowd at St. Raymond of Peńafort Catholic Church as part of its distinguished speaker series. He fielded questions at the end of his talk. He was asked about how "Paul Ehrlich, a great defender of abortion and a sworn enemy of the Church, was recently given a platform at a Vatican conference." Ehrlich's speech has caused confusion and has Catholics wondering what's going on...
  • What Were Villages Like in Jesus’ Day?

    03/28/2017 8:09:18 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-27-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Were Villages Like in Jesus’ Day? Msgr. Charles Pope • March 27, 2017 • N.B.: I am in the Holy Land at this time. As my travel schedule is heavy, I am republishing some articles about life in Jesus’ day. I hope you will enjoy reading (or re-reading) them as much as I did.The Jews of Galilee, where Jesus grew up, were essentially a rural people. The great majority lived in the many small towns and villages scattered throughout the countryside. They worked the land, tended their flocks, and plied their trades, seldom venturing more than a day’s...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(3/28/17)[Prayer]

    03/28/2017 7:49:44 AM PDT · by left that other site · 14 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 3/28/17 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Book of Psalms Psalm 131 Psalm 131 A song of ascents. Of David. 1 My heart is not proud, Lord,     my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters     or things too wonderful for me. 2 But I have calmed and quieted myself,     I am like a weaned child with its mother;     like a weaned child I am content. 3 Israel, put your hope in the Lord     both now and forevermore. > New International Version (NIV) Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.®...
  • Enemies of Humility: Partisanship

    03/28/2017 6:45:58 AM PDT · by metmom · 4 replies
    Grace to ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “. . . That no one of you might become arrogant in behalf of one against the other” (1 Corinthians 4:6). Genuine humility among Christians will leave no room for arrogant partisanship. The Corinthian church was a notorious illustration of the sin of partisanship among believers. Its partisanship—some members claimed allegiance to Paul, some to Apollos, and some to Cephas (Peter)—was essentially caused by pride. Paul, as author of 1 Corinthians, vigorously opposed such pride of divisions, as Apollos and Peter would have. The Corinthian believers did have reason to be thankful to God for sending them such quality leaders....
  • Forgiving As You Are Forgiven

    03/28/2017 6:45:28 AM PDT · by metmom · 11 replies
    Grace to ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. . . . For if you forgive men for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions" (Matt. 6:12, 14-15). An unforgiving Christian is a contradiction in terms. It's possible to confess your sins and still not know the joy of forgiveness. How? Failure to forgive others! Christian educator J. Oswald Sanders observed that Jesus measures us by the yardstick we use on others. He didn't say, "Forgive us because we forgive others,"...
  • Hypocrisy - [King James Bible Discussion]

    03/28/2017 5:18:29 AM PDT · by WhatNot · 89 replies
    A few days ago, after witnessing blatant hypocrisy by certain members of a particular Caucus in Washington D.C, I decided to start my own Caucus here on Freerepublic. (Please note: This is a "King James Bible Believers Caucus" thread, if you disagree that the KJB is the preserved word of God, this is not the thread for you.) FREE REPUBLIC'S CAUCUS RULES: Who can post? Members of the caucus and those specifically invited. What can be posted? Anything but the beliefs of those who are not members of the caucus. What will be pulled? Reply posts mentioning the beliefs...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, March 28, 2017 (prayer)

    03/28/2017 3:08:30 AM PDT · by Jeanbl · 25 replies
    Free Repbulic ^ | 3/28/2017 | 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. Live as citizens who reflect the Good News of Christ. . .firmly united in Spirit, united in fighting for the faith that the Gospel brings. Don’t let your opponents intimidate you in any way. This is God’s way...
  • Mother Angelica: A Female Powerhouse in a ‘Supposedly Sexist’ Church [Catholic Caucus]

    03/28/2017 1:09:19 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 6 replies
    Crux ^ | March 27, 2017 | Mary Rezac
    On the one year anniversary of her death Mother Angelica, EWTN foundress and a pioneer of the New Evangelization, offers a lasting example of strong female leadership not only when it comes to breaking barriers in secular media but also in the widely patriarchal Catholic Church. BIRMINGHAM, AL –– Mother Angelica, EWTN foundress and a pioneer of the New Evangelization, offers an example of female leadership in the Catholic Church that has left a lasting legacy on the one year anniversary of her death.It was September 1987, and Pope John Paul II had just arrived in Los Angeles after traveling around the United...
  • Pope Francis Is Playing with Fire. Hell Fire. [Catholic Caucus]

    03/28/2017 12:59:31 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | March 27, 2017 | John-Henry Westen
    March 27, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – For months the Vatican has been sending Catholics a steady stream of indications that Pope Francis agrees with the modernists’ view allowing Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics. We had his signature on a letter supporting the Buenos Aires bishops’ interpretation of Amoris Laetitia. We had testimony to the Pope’s view by Germany’s Cardinal Marx, one of the Pope’s Council of 9 Cardinals. We had the Maltese bishops say so. We had the chief interpreter of legislative texts at the Vatican say so. And we’ve seen numerous articles published in the Vatican newspaper advocating this...
  • What You Need to Know About 9 of the Most Important Religious Orders {Catholic Caucus]

    03/28/2017 12:48:50 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 11 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | March 25, 2017 | ChurchPOP Editor
    Religious orders and traditions are an important part of the Church. Here is what you need to know about 9 of the most important ones!
  • Pope Francis’s Achilles Heel [Catholic Caucus]

    03/28/2017 12:36:42 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 5 replies
    First Things ^ | March 27, 2017 | William Doino Jr.
    In a recent interview with the German paper Die Zeit, Pope Francis declared, “I am a sinner and am fallible.” This followed a conversation with Spain’s El País, in which Francis had underscored the point: “I am not a saint. I am not making any revolution. I am just trying to push the Gospel forward. In an imperfect way, because I make my blunders from time to time.”Francis was drawing an important distinction between the doctrine of papal infallibility and his personal life and prudential decisions. He even insisted—much to his credit—that concerned Catholics “have the right to think that...
  • Russian Church Will Include Some More Western Saints in Its Calendar

    03/28/2017 12:11:42 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod
    Interfax ^ | March 27, 2017 | Unknown
    Moscow, March 27, Interfax - The Moscow Patriarchate will continue including names of the saints worshipped in the West in its calendar. "This process is not completed, it has only started," head of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk said on the Church and the World program on the Rossiya-24 TV channel. As was reported, in early March the Moscow Patriarchate included in its calendar St. Patrick and 15 ancient saints glorified in the countries of Europe before the church schism of 1054. St. Patrick the Enlightener of Ireland was among them. It was decided...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-28-17

    03/27/2017 8:35:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies ^ | 03-28-17 | Revised New American Bible
    March 28, 2017 Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent Reading 1 Ez 47:1-9, 12The angel brought me, Ezekiel,back to the entrance of the temple of the LORD,and I saw water flowing outfrom beneath the threshold of the temple toward the east,for the façade of the temple was toward the east;the water flowed down from the right side of the temple,south of the altar.He led me outside by the north gate,and around to the outer gate facing the east,where I saw water trickling from the right side.Then when he had walked off to the eastwith a measuring cord in...
  • Solving Man's Greatest Problem

    03/27/2017 7:40:43 PM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Forgive us our debts" (Matt. 6:12). Forgiveness removes the guilt and penalty of sin and restores intimacy with God. Man's greatest problem is sin. It renders him spiritually dead, alienates him from God and his fellow man, plagues him with guilt and fear, and can eventually damn him to eternal hell. The only solution is forgiveness—and the only source of forgiveness is Jesus Christ. All sin is punishable by death (Rom. 6:23) but Christ bore the sins of the world, thereby making it possible to be forgiven and have eternal life through faith in Him (John 3:16). What a glorious...
  • Enemies of Humility: Selfish Ambition

    03/27/2017 7:40:09 PM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “But Jesus answered and said, ‘You do not know what you are asking for. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?’ They said to Him, ‘We are able’” (Matthew 20:22). Selfish ambition in spiritual things shows that we are ignorant of the real path to God’s glory. Yesterday we saw that James and John, with their mother, posed a bold power-play question to the Lord Jesus. Now, as He answers them, they display another attitude at odds with the humble spirit: selfish ambition. If the brothers’ power-play request was brazen, it was also very...
  • 'Religious left' emerging as U.S. political force in Trump era

    03/27/2017 6:40:44 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/27/17 | Scott Malone
    Since President Donald Trump's election, monthly lectures on social justice at the 600-seat Gothic chapel of New York's Union Theological Seminary have been filled to capacity with crowds three times what they usually draw. In January, the 181-year-old Upper Manhattan graduate school, whose architecture evokes London's Westminster Abbey, turned away about 1,000 people from a lecture on mass incarceration. In the nine years that Reverend Serene Jones has served as its president, she has never seen such crowds. "The election of Trump has been a clarion call to progressives in the Protestant and Catholic churches in America to move out...
  • German Cardinal Marx Suggests Lay-Run Parishes

    03/27/2017 6:35:06 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Instead of closing parishes because of a shortage of priests, Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich has proposed to appoint lay people to administer parishes. Cardinal Marx said that lay-run parishes would provide the German archdiocese with a way of “remaining visible locally” despite the clergy shortage. “The local Church is most significant,” he said. “We would waste a great many opportunities if we were to withdraw from our territorial roots.” Cardinal Marx—who is president of the German bishops’ conference, and a member of the Council of Cardinals advising Pope Francis—said that the Church should explore new ways to involve lay...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo, 03-23-17

    03/27/2017 6:24:30 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 03-23-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Santo Toribio Alfonso de Mogrovejo, Arzobispo de Lima | photo by MNBAArgentina Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo Saint of the Day for March 23 (November 16, 1538 – March 23, 1606)  Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo’s Story Together with Rose of Lima, Turibius is the first known saint of the New World, serving the Lord in Peru, South America, for 26 years.Born in Spain and educated for the law, he became so brilliant a scholar that he was made professor of law at the University of Salamanca and eventually became chief judge of the Inquisition at...
  • The Vatican and China Reach a Promising Accord

    03/27/2017 6:15:14 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Foreign Affairs ^ | 3/27/17 | Victor Gaetan
    Compared in terms of state territory, economic power, or nuclear might, no two places differ more than China and Vatican City, the world’s largest and smallest countries. But measured as two empires with indelible historical presence, communal identity, and cultural wealth, China and the Holy See share a lot—including a sense of time in which decades are a standard planning unit rather than weeks or months. That is why Chinese President Xi Jinping and Pope Francis’ apparent resolution of a 70-year-old power struggle over who has the right to select Catholic bishops is so noteworthy. As part of its effort...
  • Pro-Life Speaker Westen Receives Standing Ovation For Vatican Critique

    03/27/2017 4:25:31 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | March 27, 2017 | Maike Hickson
    From 10-11 March 2017, the Bringing America Back to Life Convention was held in Cleveland, Ohio. The convention was a gathering of nearly 1,500 defenders of life from different religious backgrounds and from all parts of the United States. This gathering, which included the courageous former Planned Parenthood nurse Abby Johnson, also featured many Catholic speakers such as Michael Hichborn (Lepanto Institute), John Smeaton (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children), Gabriele Kuby (Catholic German author), as well as John-Henry Westen (LifeSiteNews). It was John-Henry Westen who proposed a larger topic that would have an impact on all pro-life work....
  • Fundamental Christian Attitudes: Love [vs. abortion, etc.]

    03/27/2017 1:13:05 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 9 replies
    Grace To You ^ | 3-20-2017 | John MacArthur
    ..let me talk about abortion for a moment. The abortion battle is not over babies. The abortion battle is not a battle about whether we ought to kill babies just for the sake of killing babies...Nobody would legalize the murder of those babies if storks brought babies.... Willing to do that – follow this one – willing to do that in the face of the strongest instinct to protect, which is motherhood.... We were worried all the time about Russia, we were worried all the time about the Iron Curtain world, And we were having a revolution here that has...
  • Intro To Servant Songs of Isaiah

    Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men: So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider…(Isaiah 52:13-15)Before we look closely at the Evangelical jewel climaxing in the 4th Servant Song of Isaiah, consisting of the above three verses in chapter 52,...
  • Anticipating Heaven (Protestant/evangelical Caucus and Devotional)

    03/27/2017 10:04:47 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 5 replies
    Do I as a living, breathing, conscious person have a concrete hope for my future? What do I have to look forward to? At times, when I discover that my own spirit is sagging and a sense of heaviness intrudes on me, I sometimes wonder why the gloomy cloud is perched above my head. Biblical eschatology gives us solid reasons for expecting a personal continuity of life. Eternal life for the individual is not an empty human aspiration built on myth, but an assurance promised us by Christ Himself. His own triumph over the grave is the church’s hope for...
  • VANITY: An American's Man Statement

    03/27/2017 8:59:47 AM PDT · by Cletus.D.Yokel · 17 replies
    Cletus ^ | 27MAR2017 | Cletus
    An American Man’s Statement I am, by God’s designation, a chromosomal established male; XY. I do not challenge my biology according to what has been allotted me by birth nor what might be questioned by the current culture. I am both physically and emotionally attracted to the female gender, yet...I am both physically and emotionally attracted to my wife of 36 years and do not have any outside desires. I do not wish to compromise my understanding of the male/female relationship – as established both by God and the “consensus” of scientific research. As husband and wife, we have naturally...
  • Two Dangers to Avoid...

    03/27/2017 8:51:13 AM PDT · by truthxchange ^ | 3/27/2017 | Dr. Peter Jones
    Worship and Service of Creation It is easy to read what Paul says in Romans 1:25—“they exchanged the truth about God for the lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen,” in a purely negative light as describing the very basis of paganism and the worst form of idolatrous narcissism. However, we cannot deny the seductive beauty and power of such a creation. A new study has found that merely watching nature documentaries boosts people’s emotions of awe, contentedness, joy and amusement. By the same token, such activity reduces “feelings of nervousness,...
  • Marriage and Family at the Time of Jesus

    03/27/2017 8:13:33 AM PDT · by Salvation · 18 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-26-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Marriage and Family at the Time of Jesus Msgr. Charles Pope • March 26, 2017 • N.B.: I am in the Holy Land at this time. As my travel schedule is heavy, I am republishing some articles about life in Jesus’ day. I hope you will enjoy reading (or re-reading) them as much as I did.The word family had a wider meaning both in Aramaic and in Hebrew than it does in English. The Hebrew, ah, and the Aramaic, aha, could be used to refer to brothers, sisters, half-brothers, half-sisters, cousins, and even other near relations. Extended family networks...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(3/27/17)[Prayer]

    03/27/2017 7:32:26 AM PDT · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 3/27/17 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Book of Psalms Psalm 130 Psalm 130 A song of ascents. 1 Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord; 2     Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive     to my cry for mercy. 3 If you, Lord, kept a record of sins,     Lord, who could stand? 4 But with you there is forgiveness,     so that we can, with reverence, serve you. 5 I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,     and in his word I put my hope. 6 I wait for the Lord     more than watchmen wait for the morning,     more than watchmen...
  • Passing the Torch: Ministry Transfer from the Church to the Two Witnesses

    03/27/2017 7:16:20 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 2 replies
    Unsealed World News ^ | 3/26/17 | Jeff E.
    To my brother or sister in Christ who is gearing up to go into the Tribulation, guns blazing, ready to light up the night with your biblical insight and off-the-grid survival skills...let's reason together, please. While I appreciate your enthusiasm and commitment to spreading the gospel as the wrath of the Lamb rains down on the earth through the seal, trumpet, and bowl judgments, you need to get all your work in for Christ now, before the start of Daniel's 70th week. Is that all right with you? Am I now just one of those escapist Pre-tribbers who doesn't have...
  • 2017 03 26 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Time of the Signs"(video)

    03/27/2017 6:18:22 AM PDT · by Lera · 5 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Mar 26, 2017 | John Haller
    In this week's update entitled "Times of the Signs" John explores several pertinent topics, including the question of the Mark of the Beast, the terror attack in England (and the subsequent left-leaning commentary which gets destroyed by a free-thinking commentator in a video John shows) as well as the issues facing Israel. The situation in Israel, the proposed two-state solution and the constant battering of her people on the issue of human rights has finally reached a pinnacle at the UN. Watch and smile as a speaker takes to task several countries and addresses the UN President, asking "Where are...
  • Thanks to Pope Francis I'm No Longer a 'Neo-Catholic'

    03/27/2017 1:58:09 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 30 replies
    The Remnant ^ | March 22, 2017 | Petra Perkov
    Three months is not such a long period of time, but it was more than enough for me to turn my life around. All I knew and all I was came tumbling down like a house of cards one late evening in the fall of 2016. And it started with Pope Francis. I was born in the 80s, raised a Catholic in a 'modern, ecumenical' Catholic faith. However, it would be unfair for me to blame the post-Vatican II period for my sinful ways. I hold myself accountable, more than anyone or anything else, for not taking the Faith seriously....
  • Pope Francis: Will June Be the Turning Point?

    03/27/2017 1:41:29 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 6 replies
    Monday Vatican ^ | March 27, 2017 | Andrea Gagliarducci
    A series of clues points to June as a possible turning point in Pope Francis’s pontificate. After four years the Pope might finally give definitive shape to his Church, and this coming June might be the right month. That the Pope wanted June to be a free month can be noticed by the fact that the trip to Egypt was – according to sources – initially scheduled June 11-12. Then suddenly, the Pope moved it up to April 28-29. He will leave right after the 18th meeting of the Council of Cardinals, scheduled for April 24-26, and before the trip...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL 3-27-17 {Prayer}

    03/26/2017 11:10:47 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 32 replies
    3-27-17 | Kitty Mittens
    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. Revelation 1:5-7 Glory and Strength to Christ Who Loves us, Who Blood-Washed our Sins from our Lives, Who Made us a Kingdom; Priests for His Father, Forever, and Yes, He's On His Way! Riding the Clouds, He'll be...
  • Mexicans Who Help Build Donald Trump’s Wall Are ‘Traitors,’ Top Archdiocese Says

    03/26/2017 9:49:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | March 26, 2017 | Reuters
    Mexicans who help build President Donald Trump’s planned border wall would be acting immorally and should be deemed traitors, the Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico said on Sunday, turning up the heat on a simmering dispute over the project. In a provocative editorial, the country’s biggest Archdiocese sought to increase pressure on the government to take a tougher line on companies aiming to profit from the wall, which has strained relations between Trump and the Mexican government. “Any company intending to invest in the wall of the fanatic Trump would be immoral, but above all, its shareholders and owners should be...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-27-17

    03/26/2017 8:51:20 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies ^ | 03-27-17 | Revised New American Bible
    March 27, 2017 Monday of the Fourth Week of Lent Reading 1 Is 65:17-21Thus says the LORD:Lo, I am about to create new heavensand a new earth;The things of the past shall not be rememberedor come to mind.Instead, there shall always be rejoicing and happinessin what I create;For I create Jerusalem to be a joyand its people to be a delight;I will rejoice in Jerusalemand exult in my people.No longer shall the sound of weeping be heard there,or the sound of crying;No longer shall there be in itan infant who lives but a few days,or an old man who...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Nicholas Owen, 03-22-17

    03/26/2017 8:36:37 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 03-22-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Edward Oldcorne; Nicholas Owen | Gaspar Bouttats Saint Nicholas Owen Saint of the Day for March 22 (? – 1606)  Saint Nicholas Owen’s Story Nicholas, familiarly known as “Little John,” was small in stature but big in the esteem of his fellow Jesuits.Born at Oxford, this humble artisan saved the lives of many priests and laypersons in England during the penal times (1559-1829), when a series of statutes punished Catholics for the practice of their faith. Over a period of about 20 years, Nicholas used his skills to build secret hiding places for priests...
  • SUNDAY SERMON: From Luther to Bugnini

    03/26/2017 7:24:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | March 26, 2017 | Michael Matt
    Laetare Sunday's sermon gets right to the heart of the matter of Mass -- the sacrifice. Beginning with the miracle of the loaves and fishes, Father illustrates how this prefigures the Last Supper, the Sacrifice of Calvary and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Then Father shows how from Luther to Bugnini the idea has been to destroy the sacrifice and wreck the Church. Father's powerful conclusion will make you want to become a saint today!
  • Gay Activists Target IBM Over Christian Senior Executive

    03/26/2017 6:51:53 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 3/23/17 | Trey Elmore
    The same person was forced to step down from a Christian organization last year at his previous employerSYDNEY ( - Tech company IBM is coming under fire from gay rights extremists over their employment of a managing partner associated with a conservative Christian group. Mark Allaby sits on the board of a Christian internship program called Lachlan Macquarie Institute, and was asked last year to step down from Pricewaterhouse Coopers owing to his affiliation with the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL). In a tweet on Monday, gay activist Michael Barnett criticized IBM in Australia for employing "anti-LGBT" people, while pointing out...
  • Things I’ve Heard Pastors Say about Eschatology

    03/26/2017 6:05:10 PM PDT · by grumpa · 43 replies
    Facebook ^ | March 26, 2017 | Charles Meek
    I have heard smart pastors say some pretty dumb things about Bible prophecy. It is amazing to me how blinded otherwise intelligent men can be about this subject. Here are just three examples. 1. I remember being in a Bible class with a very bright young pastor as he began a study of Hebrews. The writer of Hebrews clearly declared that HE AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES were living in the “last days” (Hebrews 1:2). But this pastor just could not accept it. I shook my head listening to the violence he did to this text and the hoops he went through...
  • Trusting in God

    03/26/2017 3:52:39 PM PDT · by WillOTerry · 14 replies
    FishEaters ^ | FishEaters
    A must-read article about really trusting in God. I can't post a good excerpt from it because it relies on a few pictures to make its point, but it's well worth reading. Click on the URL to check it out. I think you'll be glad you did!
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Blessed John of Parma, 03-21-17

    03/26/2017 2:52:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 03-21-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: St Bonaventure Enters the Franciscan Order | Francisco de Herrera the Elder Blessed John of Parma Saint of the Day for March 21 (1209–1289)  Blessed John of Parma’s Story The seventh general minister of the Franciscan Order, John was known for his attempts to bring back the earlier spirit of the Order after the death of Saint Francis of Assisi.He was born in Parma, Italy, in 1209. It was when he was a young philosophy professor known for his piety and learning that God called him to bid good-bye to the world he was...
  • POTUS Prayer During #BindTrump Witchery

    03/26/2017 1:53:28 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 22 replies
    Free Republic ^ | March 26, 2017 | Sontagged
    Lord Jesus, Satan's plans for America have somehow been derailed by the election of President Trump and witches, pagans, Luciferians and other NWO Unipartiers are reacting with Satanic prayers. Lord, You sit in the heavens and laugh in derision at these created beings who attempt to conjure up supernatural evil as they claim Satan's power is equal to Yours. Expose this lie, thwart this evil movement against our President and may Your glory be revealed for all who dare to practice occultism against our President and Christians in this nation. Lord please reveal the delusions for all Americans to see....
  • The Church and Asmodeus - Part 1 [Catholic Caucus]

    03/26/2017 10:57:41 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 3 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | March 26, 2017 | Don Pietro Leone
    Sister Lucia of Fatima wrote to Cardinal Caffara that the final clash between the Devil and the Church would be in the area of the family and marriage. A dispassionate survey of recent Church history serves to assure us that the clash has already begun, that is to say with the entry into the Church of the Demon Asmodeus: the spirit of fornication. The question that we wish to address in this essay is how Holy Mother Church, Who has for 2,000 years resisted, been able to overcome, and indeed been purged and exalted by, all the cruel and...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(3/26/17)[Prayer]

    03/26/2017 8:38:08 AM PDT · by left that other site · 23 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 3/26/17 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Book of Psalms Psalm 129 Psalm 129 A song of ascents. 1 “They have greatly oppressed me from my youth,”     let Israel say; 2 “they have greatly oppressed me from my youth,     but they have not gained the victory over me. 3 Plowmen have plowed my back     and made their furrows long. 4 But the Lord is righteous;     he has cut me free from the cords of the wicked.” 5 May all who hate Zion     be turned back in shame. 6 May they be like grass on the roof,     which withers before it can grow; 7 a reaper cannot...
  • I Went, I Washed, and Now I Can See - A Homily for the 4th Sunday of Lent

    03/26/2017 8:23:42 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-25-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I Went, I Washed, and Now I Can See - A Homily for the 4th Sunday of Lent Msgr. Charles Pope • March 25, 2017 • In today’s Gospel, Jesus, the Light of the World, brings light to a man born blind. If you are prepared to accept it, you are the man born blind, for all of us were born blind and in darkness. It was our baptism and the faith it gave that rendered us able to see and to come gradually more fully into the light. The man in today’s Gospel shows forth the stages of...
  • The Servant's Discipleship...servant song pt

    “The Lord God has given Me The tongue of the learned, That I should know how to speak A word in season to him who is weary. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear To hear as the learned. The Lord God has opened My ear; And I was not rebellious, Nor did I turn away. I gave My back to those who struck Me, And My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard; I did not hide My face from shame and spitting.“For the Lord God will help Me;Therefore I will not be disgraced; Therefore...