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  • Fr. Altman: Liberal Catholics are Wolves in Sheep's Clothing

    09/20/2020 9:44:42 AM PDT · by Shark24 · 15 replies
    Alpha News MN ^ | Sept 20, 2020 | Fr. Altman
    Fr. James Altman doubles down in his widely anticipated follow up to the viral video "You Cannot Be Catholic & a Democrat" - which he maintains is the simple truth and a no-brainer statement. Altman discusses the "great tragedy" of the Church, and left-wing cancel culture - the bullying and socialist tactics used in opposition to him and other faithful Catholics.
  • Leading Cardinal Supports Biden

    09/20/2020 9:38:07 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 28 replies
    American Spectator ^ | September 20, 2020 | George Neumayr
    Leading Cardinal Supports Biden Tobin lets the cat out of the bag. Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark, New Jersey, is considered one of the most powerful prelates in the United States. His power derives from his status as a member of the inner circle of Pope Francis. Where he stands on the presidential election, consequently, is a large window on FrancisChurch, and last week he gave the public a glimpse into it. “I think that a person in good conscience could vote for Mr. Biden,” said Tobin. “I, frankly, in my own way of thinking have a more difficult time...
  • How much you believe in God could be wired to your brain, study by neuroscientists suggests

    09/20/2020 8:04:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/20/2020 | Leonardo Blair
    In Hebrews 11:1 in the Bible, faith is described as the “substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Now, according to a new study by Georgetown University neuroscientists, the strength of one's faith in God is likely linked to the brain.In their study, Implicit pattern learning predicts individual differences in belief in God in the United States and Afghanistan, published this month in the journal Nature Communications, the neuroscientists found that an individual’s ability to unconsciously predict complex patterns, through an ability known as implicit pattern learning, had a strong correlation with the strength of their...
  • California pastor moves worship outdoors after county fines church $112K for indoor services: County Says It Has No Plans To Forgive Fines

    09/20/2020 7:59:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/20/2020 | Anugrah Kumar
    The pastor of a 3,000-seat California church said he will stop fighting Santa Clara County and hold services in the church parking lot as per local COVID-19 guidelines after fines rose to over $112,000. The county said it will not forgive the fines. Jack Trieber, the pastor of North Valley Baptist Church in Santa Clara, has chosen to obey the county’s directives banning indoor services, according to ABC7News. The church was being fined $5,000 for every service it held as well as fines for other violations such as singing. ABC7News reports that Trieber told his congregation in an outdoor meeting...
  • From Eagle's Wings - Song and Music Video!

    Beloved, Almighty God cares and His ETERNAL strength will empower us to rise and do His mighty will for His glory; even in the hardest situations of this life! May this song be a great blessing and encouragement to you in the Lord! Have FAITH in Almighty God! "Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the...
  • Is it possible that Jesus was born Today?

    09/20/2020 6:51:07 AM PDT · by MAAG · 41 replies
    Grace thru faith ^ | September 16th, 2020 | Jack Kelley
    According to Luke 1:36 Mary conceived in the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy. That means that our Lord was conceived in late December and born in September. Are we inadvertently celebrating His conception at Christmas instead of His birth?
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(9/20/20)[Prayer]

    09/20/2020 6:26:13 AM PDT · by left that other site · 13 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 9/20/20 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Lambs, Sheep, and Shepherds. Genesis 27 Jacob Arrives in Paddan Aram 29 Then Jacob continued on his journey and came to the land of the eastern peoples. 2 There he saw a well in the open country, with three flocks of sheep lying near it because the flocks were watered from that well. The stone over the mouth of the well was large. 3 When all the flocks were gathered there, the shepherds would roll the stone away from the well’s mouth and water the sheep. Then they would return the stone to its place over...

    09/20/2020 6:19:45 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 2 replies
    King James Bible | 9/20/2020 | pilgrimsprogress
    “He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips” (Proverbs 20:19).
  • Do Your Part as Christ's Soldier!

    09/20/2020 6:14:08 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 1 replies
    IFB ^ | 9/20/20
    Beloved, do your part today as Christ's solider for America in these last days without compromising our TRUE ETERNAL calling to outlive and proclaim the ETERNAL Gospel of Jesus Christ. Pray for Almighty God's grace for America, pray for revival and a coming back to Almighty God in RIGHTEOUSNESS, pray for healing, pray for Israel and Almighty God's providential hand on our nation for good, but ALWAYS be looking for the Blessed Hope and Rapture of our RIGHTEOUS Savior (1 Cor. 2:2, Gal. 2:20, 2 Tim. 2:1-4)! For that indeed my beloved is our TRUE HOPE in such days and...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #80: MISCELLANY 3

    09/20/2020 6:10:02 AM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 6 replies
    c. 2200 BC -- c. 95 AD | by the Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    . FILLING GAPS .ART-WORKS CONTINUALLY SURFACE after-the-fact, pieces not seen earlier when gathering up everything on a given Bible passage. Frequently now I’m finding new sites to explore—well, “finding” should read “being led to”—and often they contain new pearls. So, here are these fresh findings, unrelated to one another and presented chronologically. Viewing them will be rather like walking through a Biblical art museum with dozens of uncategorized offerings: no overarching theme except Christ as Savior and Lord. This is the third of such “retrospectives” in our long journey through Scripture. It seems almost inevitable that there will be more....
  • Repelling Discouragement and Doubt - Devotional

    09/20/2020 4:52:25 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Take the helmet of salvation" (Eph. 6:17). Discouragement and doubt are deflected when you know you’re secure in Christ. The Roman soldier's helmet was a crucial piece of armor designed to deflect blows to the head—especially the potentially lethal blow of a broadsword. Soldiers of that day carried a swift and precise dagger designed for close- quarter hand-to-hand combat. But they also carried a giant broadsword, which was a two-edged, three to four-foot long sword. It had a massive handle that, similar to a baseball bat, was held with both hands. With it they could take broad swipes from side...
  • The first Korean martyrs - Saints Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang, and Companions

    09/19/2020 10:52:08 PM PDT · by Cronos · 1 replies
    Franciscan media ^ | 20 September | Franciscan media
    Saint of the Day - Saint Andrew Kim TaegonThe first native Korean priest, Andrew Kim Taegon was the son of Christian converts. Following his baptism at the age of 15, Andrew traveled 1,300 miles to the seminary in Macao, China. After six years, he managed to return to his country through Manchuria. That same year he crossed the Yellow Sea to Shanghai and was ordained a priest. Back home again, he was assigned to arrange for more missionaries to enter by a water route that would elude the border patrol. He was arrested, tortured, and finally beheaded at the Han...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-20-2020

    09/19/2020 10:34:55 PM PDT · by Cronos · 10 replies
    USCCB/RNAB ^ | 20 September 2020 | USCCB/RNAB
    September 20 2020 Sunday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 133 Reading 1 IS 55:6-9 Seek the LORD while he may be found, call him while he is near. Let the scoundrel forsake his way, and the wicked his thoughts; let him turn to the LORD for mercy; to our God, who is generous in forgiving. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the LORD. As high as the heavens are above the earth, so high are my ways above your ways and my thoughts above...
  • [Barf Alert] Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Paragon of Justice -- Catholic Bishop

    09/19/2020 8:11:58 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | September 19, 2020 | New Catholic
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Paragon of Justice -- Catholic Bishop From the Bishop of Lexington, Kentucky:  The late Justice Ginsburg's own words:   Q: If you were a lawyer again, what would you want to accomplish as a future feminist legal agenda?  JUSTICE GINSBURG: Reproductive choice has to be straightened out. There will never be a woman of means without choice anymore. That just seems to me so obvious. The states that had changed their abortion laws before Roe [to make abortion legal] are not going to change back. So we have a policy that affects only poor women, and...
  • [Barf Alert] Black sisters urge US Catholics, church leaders to do more to end racism

    09/19/2020 6:37:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | September 18, 2020 | Carol Zimmerman
    [Barf Alert] Black sisters urge US Catholics, church leaders to do more to end racism Sr. Beulah Martin, a member of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, center right, of Powhatan, Va., waves in Baltimore's historic St. Francis Xavier Church July 22, 2019, at a Mass honoring jubilarians during a joint conference of black priests, women religious, deacons and seminarians. (CNS/Catholic Review/Kevin J. Parks) Washington — The National Black Sisters' Conference issued a "clarion warning" to U.S. Catholics saying church members and leaders have not done enough to speak out against the sin of racism. "In this moment of dual...
  • Catholic Schools Stay Open in WI; Court Date Set Over COVID Closure Order

    09/19/2020 5:54:19 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Wisconsin Supreme Court sets oral arguments for December 8th, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.MADISON, Wisconsin — Students returned to the classrooms of St. Ambrose Academy this week under a Wisconsin Supreme Court temporary injunction that prevents the Dane County health agency from enforcing a COVID-19 school-closure order, just as the court scheduled oral arguments in the case for December 8th, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The court this week held in abeyance a new motion from Public Health Madison & Dane County seeking to vacate the court’s September 10 injunction that allows all...
  • Bishop Paprocki: Catholic Church Can Provide a Clear Path for COVID-19 Response

    09/19/2020 5:46:14 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 9/18/20 | Judy Roberts
    Catholic principles of ordinary and extraordinary means of preserving life can aid society’s approach to pandemic, the Illinois bishop says in a recent essay.As the coronavirus shutdowns stretched into months, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois, realized he was witnessing something extraordinary. “I had never seen anything like this in my life,” he told Register correspondent Judy Roberts in an interview in mid-September. What he observed caused the vice president of the Illinois Catholic Health Association to draw on his background in medical ethics and apply the standard of ordinary and extraordinary means of preserving life to evaluate the response...
  • PA Bill Bans Governors From Shutting Down Churches

    09/19/2020 5:39:44 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 9/18/20 | William Mahoney
    House approves, on way to SenateHARRISBURG, Pa. ( - The Pennsylvania House is sending a bill to the state Senate after a large majority voted to ban governors from using disease-control powers to shut down churches and houses of worship. In a 149–53 vote, all House Republicans and nearly half of the House Democrats passed a bill on Tuesday to amend the state's Religious Freedom Protection Act, stopping governors from using disaster response and disease prevention powers to forbid assembling for worship. The House's approval of the bill comes one day after a federal judge ruled Wuhan virus lockdown orders...
  • Day 81: Led By Truth In A Deceitful Age - Devotional

    09/19/2020 5:34:26 PM PDT · by metmom
    The Return ^ | Sept 19, 2020
    In this hour, when a myriad of voices and false prophets are emerging, we must recognize how imperative it is to have a sound mind, clearly discerning God’s voice and allowing ourselves to be directed by truth. If you choose to turn to God with all your heart, he will begin revealing his Word and his voice to you. “Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it,’ whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left” (Isaiah 30:21). God will give you a sound mind if that...
  • Russian Church Creating Digital Archive of Ruined Monuments of Church Architecture

    09/19/2020 5:34:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow
    Pravoslavie ^ | 9/18/20
    On Sunday, September 13, a moleben was held after the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Holy Martyr Clement of Rome in Moscow on the occasion of the launch of significant new Church-wide project devoted to the many ruined churches and monasteries throughout Russia. Following the decision of the Supreme Russian Church Council on April 17, 2019, and with the approval of the Russian Ministry of Culture, the Church has launched a program to digitally scan monuments of Church architecture in a state of disrepair and the creation of an all-Russian registry of such monuments, reports The moleben...