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  • <font color=blue> AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL September 26, 2017 (Prayer)

    09/26/2017 2:30:54 AM PDT · by Jeanbl · 5 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 9/26/17 | 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. PSALM 2
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Cyprian, Martyr; and Saint Justina, Virgin and Martyr (Gueranger)

    09/25/2017 11:15:23 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Red Simple CYPRIAN’S Confessio begins: “Whosoever ye be that are seduced by the mysteries of the demons, none of you can equal the zeal I once had for these false gods, nor my researches into their secrets, nor the vain power they had communicated to me, to me Cyprian, who from my infancy was given up to the service of the dragon in the citadel of Minerva. Learn from me the deceitfulness of their illusions. A virgin has proved to me that their power is but smoke. The king of the demons was arrested at the door of a...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-26-17, OM, Sts. Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs

    09/25/2017 8:48:00 PM PDT · by Salvation · 19 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-26-17 | Revised New American Bible
    September 26, 2017 Tuesday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ezr 6:7-8, 12b, 14-20King Darius issued an order to the officialsof West-of-Euphrates:"Let the governor and the elders of the Jewscontinue the work on that house of God;they are to rebuild it on its former site.I also issue this decreeconcerning your dealing with these elders of the Jewsin the rebuilding of that house of God:From the royal revenue, the taxes of West-of-Euphrates,let these men be repaid for their expenses, in full and without delay.I, Darius, have issued this decree;let it be carefully executed." The elders of the...
  • The Pope: Catholics Are Often Scandalized by Mercy

    09/25/2017 8:27:52 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    La Stampa-Vatican Insider ^ | 9/21/17 | Domenico Agasso Jr
    Francis in Santa Marta: beware of That how come?, which weve heard so many times from Catholics when they saw works of mercy. The door to meet Jesus is recognizing that we are sinnersThe problem arises from That how come? which weve heard so many times from Catholics when they saw works of mercy. How come? Jesus is clear, He is very clear: Go and learn. In todays mass at Casa Santa Marta, day of the Feats of Saint Matthew, the Pope, in a very powerful homily, warns against the scandal aroused by actions and thoughts of mercy, all too...
  • Hilarion: Russia and European Christians for the Salvation of the Continent

    09/25/2017 8:21:54 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 9/25/17 | Vladimir Rozanskij
    The "Foreign Minister" of the Moscow Patriarchate points to the religious crisis of the old continent. With migrations and secularism, Europe is heading towards the total suicide of its identity. The responsibilities of intellectuals. "The present weakening of Christianity in the Western world recalls the situation of the Russian Empire before 1917." In Russia, only 13% declare themselves atheist and non-believers. Unite church efforts.Moscow (AsiaNews) - On 22 September, Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeev), the "Foreign Minister" of the Moscow Patriarchate, delivered an important speech at a conference organized by the Russian Embassy in London in front of diplomats, politicians, entrepreneurs and...
  • Saintly Statue: Lebanons Humble St. Charbel Now a Towering Presence

    09/25/2017 8:16:58 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 9/21/17 | Doreen Abi Raad
    Family donates monument to Maronite hermit in thanksgiving for miraculous healing.BEIRUT Lebanons beloved St. Charbel now towers high on a mountain in the land of the cedars in the form of the worlds largest statue of the humble hermit. Located in Faraya, a touristic area popular for skiing 27 miles north of Beirut, the monumental statue is 88.6 feet tall, 30 feet wide and weighs nearly 60 tons. Lebanese Cardinal Bechara Rai, patriarch of Maronite Catholics, consecrated the statue on the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Sept. 14. St. Charbel was born Joseph Antoun Makhlouf in...
  • UN Pushes for International Law to Make Abortion a Human Right

    09/25/2017 8:09:51 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/21/17 | Stefano Gennarini
    September 21, 2017 (Public Discourse) Imagine a day in the not-too-distant future when we finally have the coveted fifth vote necessary to strike down Roe v. Wade. Recall the many years of sweat and tears, ups and downs, wrangling about judicial nominations, and arguing about presidential elections. Then imagine that fifth vote no longer even matters because abortion has been declared a human right by international law. The issue is not just out of the hands of the Supreme Court it is out of the hands of the American people. This nightmare is now unfolding before our very...
  • Scholars say correction of Francis for heresy marked by hypocrisy, lack of signatories

    09/25/2017 6:47:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    La Stampa ^ | JOSHUA J. MCELWEE (a Vatican NCR correspondent
    A few dozen Catholics have publicly accused Pope Francis of committing heresy, claiming in a 25-page letter issued Sept. 24 that the pontiffs 2016 apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia contradicts previous church teaching. The signatories also claim that Francis has been swayed by false understandings of divine revelation and has shown an unprecedented sympathy for Martin Luther, the German priest and theologian whose criticisms of the Catholic church in 1517 launched the Protestant reformation. But several prominent theologians and scholars said the accusations are marked by hypocrisy and represent a marginal fringe view among academics. They noted that the 62 signatories...
  • With Vatican on the Defensive, Now is the Time for Formal Correction

    09/25/2017 4:24:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | September 25, 2017 | Steve Skojec
    TheGreat Firewall of China, says Wikipedia, is the combination of legislative actions and technologies enforced by thePeoples Republic of Chinato regulate theInternetdomestically. Its role in theInternet censorship in Chinais to block access to selected foreign websites and to slow down cross-border internet traffic.Information is power, and in a totalitarian communist regime like Chinas, one must be very careful about allowing the proletariat a chance to have too much to think. Among the common websites blocked by Chinas nationwide internet filter are Facebook, Google, and Twitter.Among the websites not blocked by the Great Firewall is correctiofilialis.org the website erected by...
  • Catholic Caucus: Heres why no Cardinals signed the filial correction to Pope Francis

    09/25/2017 4:14:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 25, 2017 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    After the release of the historic 'filial correction' to the Pope on the weekend, many concerned Catholics have wondered why no Cardinals attached their name. Cardinal Raymond Burke in particular has been very public about a coming formal correction from cardinals after Pope Francis failed to respond to their call to clarify Amoris Laetitia. So why didnt he or others sign this filial correction? The basic answer is that the scholars and pastors behind the initiative chose not to ask any cardinals to join them. We wanted this to be an independent initiative, spokesman Dr. Joseph Shaw told LifeSiteNews. We...
  • The Angels At The Euphrates; a different look...Euphrates pt 1

    And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.(Revelation 9:13-16)The Euphrates river is a place deeply embedded in Salvation history, and indeed holds a prominent place in the history of human civilization. The name Euphrates is a...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The two responses to the Correction: Belittle,..., and the Popes silence

    09/25/2017 1:52:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | September 25, 2017 | Marco Tosatti
    Tosatti - The two responses to the Correction: Belittle, label, marginalize and the Popes unacceptable silence Marco Tosatti Stilum Curiae September 25, 2017 Primum, denigrate. Saddle the adversary with a label, which will in any case place him in difficulty regarding public opinion as well as put him on the defensive. It is a rhetoric device as old as the world itself and with which the Church is well-acquainted. Thus, faced with an undoubtedly exceptional and exceptionally agonizing event, such as Correctio filialis, signed at the present moment - by 62 personalities in the Catholic world, both laity and...
  • North Koreas folly[charismatic Caucus]

    09/25/2017 10:29:31 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
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    A nation has come before my courts attention, Its leader creating his own ascension, The cries of the innocent brought before me, Torture and murder with blasphemy, Turning his back to My very Throne(Jeremiah 17:13), Creating a temporal one of his own, Causing his subjects through fear to give him fame, Trying his best to erase My Name("Jesus Christ"), No fear of The Creator has he, So now he shall meet the angel of death and catastrophe, A boy attempting to become a man, But very soon will lose his land, The hand "is" writing on the wall, This man's...
  • Denying Dualism (Protestant/Evangelical Caucus and Devotional)

    09/25/2017 10:13:20 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 5 replies
    The Devil-as-myth view is Satans right-hand punch. If that one doesnt get you, then watch out for his left hook. The left-hand attack moves the disinformation to the opposite extreme. If Satan cant get you to ignore him by denying his very existence, he will cunningly lead you to attribute power to him far beyond what he actually possesses. He will seek to persuade you that he is virtually equal to God. Dualism, as a philosophy and a religion, has vied with Christianity from the beginning. Dualism affirms that the universe is the staging area, the combat zone, for two...
  • Patriarch Ilia celebrates 50th mass Baptism

    09/25/2017 9:27:15 AM PDT · by NRx · 2 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 09-22-2017 | Staff
    Photo: patriarchate.ge On September 21, the feast of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos, His Holiness Patriarch-Catholics Ilia II of Georgia celebrated his 50th mass Baptism, reports the site of the Georgian Orthodox Church. His Holiness again became Godfather to more than 600 newly-baptized children during the service held at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi. The patriarch now has more than 33,000 Godchildren. Photo: patriarchate.ge The 49th mass Baptism Patriarch Ilia of Georgia to baptize another 600 childrenThe 49th mass Baptism to be celebrated by His Holiness Patriarch-Catholicos Ilia II of Georgia will take place today. was celebrated...
  • Pope Francis, Fr. Martin, and Faith without Reason

    09/25/2017 9:20:34 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | September 25, 2017 | Robert Royal
    These good and faithful figures have been courageous in making their views and their names public. Its unfortunate that as with the dubia presented to the pope by four cardinals theres little to no chance he will respond. Because these questions cannot be avoided forever. And theres an even deeper problem, of which the seven false teachings are examples, thats beginning to characterize wide swaths of the Church.Were witnessing a period in which the Church is trying to have Faith without the full benefits of Reason. This is odd, in a way, because its usually thought...
  • The Punishment of Complete Loss and What It Says to Us

    09/25/2017 7:58:34 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-24-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Punishment of Complete Loss and What It Says to Us Msgr. Charles Pope • September 24, 2017 • The Burning of Jerusalem, Circle of Juan de la CorteIn the Office of Readings, we are currently reading from the prophet Ezekiel. Sunday’s reading warns of the possibility that moral conditions in the world can get so awful, even among the people of God, that He must take the strongest and most severe of measures.Ezekiel experienced the coming disaster upon Israel very personally as a last warning to the people.Thus the word of the Lord came to me: Son of...
  • Luthers Revenge: The Neo-Catholic Surrender to Protestantism

    09/25/2017 7:48:09 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | September 24, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Third, Akins argument that a commemoration of the Reformation is not a celebration of it borders on deliberate deception. Akin cites favorably From Conflict to Communion: The Lutheran-Catholic Common Commemoration of the Reformation in 2017. This deplorable piece of trash, which portrays the destroyer of Christendom and his fellow reformers as laudable Christians who had no desire to found a new church, was produced jointly by the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity, which would more aptly be named the Pontifical Council for the Prevention of Christian Unity. The LWFs member sects...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 25 [Prayer and Meditation]

    09/25/2017 7:46:07 AM PDT · by OneVike · 1 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 25 (NKJV) Rule Your Spirit 01 These also are proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah king of 00 Judah copied: 02 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, 00 But the glory of kings is to search out a matter. 03 As the heavens for height and the earth for depth, 00 So the heart of kings is unsearchable. 04 Take away the dross from silver, 00 And it will go to the silversmith for jewelry. 05 Take away the wicked from before the king, 00 And his throne will be established in...
  • Catholic Caucus: The Synod Gang Prepares Another Mugging of the Church

    09/25/2017 7:33:55 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | September 23, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    The Synod Gang Prepares Another Mugging of the Church Phony Synod III Update: Let's ask "young people" what Jesus wants! by Christopher A. Ferrara September 23, 2017 Cardinal Lorenzo (the book thief) Baldisseri There was never any doubt, of course, that the next Phony Synod, entitled Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment,would be another attack on Catholic moral teaching. Phony Synod 2018 will follow up on the last Phony Synods carefully stage-managed dog-and-pony show concealing a preconceived intent to accommodate divorce and remarriage in the Church, overthrowing in practice the Churchs bimillenial prohibition on Holy Communion for public adulterers...