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  • Incurable tumor disappears from Texas girl’s brain after community lifts her in prayers

    12/19/2018 1:11:53 AM PST · by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide · 4 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 2018-12-18 | Leonardo Blair
    Nearly six months after an 11-year-old old Texas girl was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, doctors can no longer find a trace of it after her family and friends prayed for a miracle. “And we got it,” said Gena Doss, the mother of Roxli Doss, in an interview with KVUE. And now everyone is thanking God for His blessing. “Praise God we did,” her husband, Scott, said. Dr. Virginia Harrod with Dell Children’s Medical Center told KVUE that DIPG is a rare and devastating disease. "It is very rare, but when we...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL ~ Dec. 19, 2018 (prayer)

    12/18/2018 11:02:25 PM PST · by V K Lee · 3 replies
    http://freerepublic.com ^ | 12/19/18 | Free Republic Intercessors
    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.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-19-18

    12/18/2018 9:37:16 PM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies
    USCCB.org./RNAB ^ | 12-19-18 | Revised New American Bible
    December 19, 2018 Wednesday of the Third Week of Advent Reading 1 Jgs 13:2-7, 24-25a There was a certain man from Zorah, of the clan of the Danites,whose name was Manoah. His wife was barren and had borne no children. An angel of the LORD appeared to the woman and said to her,"Though you are barren and have had no children,yet you will conceive and bear a son. Now, then, be careful to take no wine or strong drinkand to eat nothing unclean.As for the son you will conceive and bear,no razor shall touch his head,for this boy is...
  • Gospel of John Chapt. 9

    12/18/2018 7:30:52 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 5 replies
    1 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. 2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? 3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. 4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. 6...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Blessed Anthony Grassi, 12-18-18

    12/18/2018 5:57:30 PM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 12-18-18 | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: House of Loreto | J L Buchner | photo by unknown Blessed Anthony Grassi Saint of the Day for December 18 (November 13, 1592 – December 13, 1671)  Blessed Anthony Grassi’s Story Anthony’s father died when his son was only 10 years old, but the young lad inherited his father’s devotion to Our Lady of Loreto. As a schoolboy, he frequented the local church of the Oratorian Fathers, joining the religious order when he was 17.Already a fine student, Anthony soon gained a reputation in his religious community as a “walking dictionary,” who quickly grasped Scripture...
  • The Case Against Pell: New Details Emerge

    12/18/2018 5:23:44 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 12/17/18 | Ed Condon
    Washington D.C., Dec 17, 2018 / 06:05 pm (CNA).- Following the conviction of Cardinal George Pell in the Australian state of Victoria last week, new details have emerged about the nature of the crimes for which he has been found guilty. Pell was found guilty Dec. 11 on five charges of sexual abuse of minors, following accusations that he sexually assaulted two former members of the Melbourne cathedral choir. A sweeping court injunction prevents the nature of the accusations, the progress of the case, or the even the result of the trial from being discussed by the media in Australia....
  • Asia Bibi’s Christmas Will Be in a ‘Closed Room’: British Spokesman

    12/18/2018 5:17:28 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 12/18/18 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    December 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Asia Bibi will still be in protective custody in Pakistan over Christmas, her British spokesman has said. Asia Bibi, 53, is the Catholic Pakistani woman who was acquitted of blasphemy by Pakistan’s supreme court on October 31. Following her acquittal, there was mass unrest in Muslim-majority Pakistan, led by an Islamist political party. Dashing hopes that the woman and her family would soon find refuge abroad, the Pakistani government signed an agreement with the extremists, preventing Asia Bibi from leaving the country. The extremists hope to overturn Bibi’s acquittal and ensure her execution. Meanwhile, she,...
  • Belgian Priest Convicted for Not Revealing Suicidal Man’s Confession

    12/18/2018 5:11:12 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 12/17/18 | Zelda Caldwell
    The court ruled that the secret of confession could not be used as a defenseA Belgian court convicted a Catholic priest of failing to seek help for a man who confessed to him that he was contemplating suicide, reported Reuters. The court issued Fr. Alexander Stroobandt a suspended one-month jail sentence, after ruling that he could not use the secrecy of confession as a defense in the case. Stroobandt had counseled a man, who was an acquaintance, about his struggles with depression. The man went on to commit suicide by inhaling car exhaust fumes. When the victim’s wife discovered that...
  • Major Evangelical Groups Back So-Called ‘Compromise’ on Gay Discrimination, Religious Liberty

    12/18/2018 5:04:52 PM PST · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 12/17/18 | Calvin Freiburger
    December 17, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Two prominent evangelical organizations have formally endorsed federal legislation that would ostensibly protect homosexual Americans from discrimination without infringing on religious exercise, but social conservative leaders warn that the stated principles could still be exploited by pro-LGBT activists. The boards of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) have passed motions endorsing the addition of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) language to federal nondiscrimination law, WORLD reported. In October, the NAE Executive Council unanimously passed a motion that affirms “God created human beings in his image as...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Viganò and Bux: A coordinated effort?

    12/18/2018 3:19:34 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    aka Catholic ^ | December 17, 2018 | Louie Verrecchio
    Viganò and Bux: A coordinated effort? On September 27, 2018, Archbishop Viganò issued the second in his series of three testimonies (thus far) that featured a “special appeal” to Cardinal Marc Ouellet; calling on the Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops to “bear witness to the truth” by releasing “key documents incriminating McCarrick and many in the curia for their cover-ups.”On October 7, Cardinal Ouellet responded with an open letter of his own; disparaging Viganò while also (perhaps inadvertently) confirming that documents do in fact exist relative to the restrictions that were placed against McCarrick.Six days later, on October 13, well-known Italian...
  • [Catholic Caucus] ARCHBISHOP VIGANÒ: TEMPUS ADEST! THE TIME HAS COME!

    12/18/2018 3:01:26 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | December 18, 2018 | Father Richard Gennaro Cipolla
    A Letter to Archbishop Viganò: TEMPUS ADEST -- The Time has Come ARCHBISHOP VIGANÒ:  TEMPUS ADEST!  THE TIME HAS COME! Dear Archbishop Viganò: I, as a priest of the Roman Catholic Church. write this letter to you during the season of Advent, this time of waiting, of expectation, this time of violet that asks us to ponder the meaning of the coming of Jesus Christ into this world of sin and death, to ponder these things in the darkest part of the year when the darkness seems to overwhelm the light.  This is the liturgical season in which John...
  • Almighty God's Christmas Song Witness!

    12/18/2018 2:56:10 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 10 replies
    IFB ^ | 12/18/18
    Where ever you go now during this "holiday" season, Christmas music is playing and many of the Christmas songs have a sound Biblical message of salvation. What Child is This?, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, O Holy Night, O Come Emanuel, Go Tell it on the Mountain, O Come All Ye Faithful, The First Noel, Angels We Have Heard on High, O Come Let Us Adore Him, Joy to the World etc.. are all screaming the wondrous TRUTH that a Savior is born! However... as these songs play with their saving message they sail far...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Defending “True Devotion to the Chair of St. Peter”

    12/18/2018 2:53:10 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | December 17, 2018 | Professor Roberto de Mattei
    Defending “True Devotion to the Chair of St. Peter”: A Response to Professor Douglas Farrow This article appears in the current issue (Dec. 2018) of Catholic Family News (click HERE to subscribe; current subscribers can access the E-Edition HERE).*****On Nov. 10, 2018, Professor Douglas Farrow published a long article on the website of the Catholic World Report entitled, “The Conversion of the Papacy and the Current Church Crisis,” in which in a friendly manner he criticizes several theses which I proposed on the occasion of the Catholic Family News Conference in Deerfield, Illinois, on April 8, 2018, speaking on the theme, Tu es Petrus:...
  • Though a Defeated Foe, Satan is More Powerful Than Ever!

    12/18/2018 2:47:03 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 14 replies
    IFB ^ | 1218/18
    With the EXPONENTIAL growth in technology and media Satan is more powerful than ever in peddling his godless demonic kool-aid (John 8:44, Eph. 2:1, 6:12, 1 Peter 5:18) and mankind is more sold out today than ever to do lawlessness and to hear his voice. Thank God that there are some websites and bloggers out there who give great political insight and news commentary of the day, and they also always include Almighty God's ETERNAL gospel message of hope in our nation's darkened hour such as World Net Daily and the American Clarion and their writers. There was a time...
  • If the song isn't about Jesus, it's not a Christmas song! (We Three Kings - DC Talk)

    12/18/2018 11:26:42 AM PST · by fishtank · 28 replies
    DC Talk ^ | 12-18-18 | fishtank
    If the song isn't about Jesus, it's not a Christmas song!
  • Bearing with an Exhortation

    12/18/2018 9:57:04 AM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace To You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "I urge you, brethren, bear with this word of exhortation" (Heb. 13:22). Invitations to salvation must provide both exhortation and warning. Hell is undoubtedly full of people who did not actively oppose Jesus Christ, but simply drifted into damnation by neglecting to respond to the gospel. These are the kinds of people the writer challenges in Hebrews 2:1-4. They were aware of the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ, but weren't willing to commit their lives to Him. As a result, they were drifting past the call of God into eternal disaster. The Word of God always demands a...
  • The Privileges of Christ's Exaltation

    12/18/2018 9:56:37 AM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace To You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name” (Philippians 2:9). Christ is exalted as Prophet, Priest, and King. Jesus’ exaltation was the reversal of His humble incarnation. He who was poor became rich; He who was rejected became accepted; He who had learned obedience returned to a position of power that calls all others to obey Him. Commentator William Hendricksen wrote, “As king, having by his death, resurrection, and ascension achieved and displayed his triumph over his enemies, he now holds in his hands the reins of the universe, and rules all things...
  • [Catholic Caucus] On the Necessity of Prayer

    12/18/2018 8:29:49 AM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-17-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On the Necessity of Prayer Msgr. Charles Pope • December 17, 2018 • To say that something is “necessary” is to declare that it is so essential that to be without it causes grave if not deadly harm. The word comes from Latin: ne– (not) + cedere (to withdraw, go away, yield). The root sense is that what is necessary is something from which we cannot stray, something from which there is no withdrawal, something we cannot evade. There is an expression in Latin, sine qua non, which literally means “without which not.” Its fuller meaning expresses something so...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Experts question Francis attack on popes over death penalty

    12/18/2018 8:15:47 AM PST · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | December 17, 2018 | Diane Montagna
    Sawing off the branch on which he sits: Experts question Francis attack on popes over death penalty ROME, December 17, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis has incited further controversy in a recent address expounding on his reasons for changing the Catechism of the Catholic Church on the death penalty. As LifeSite reported earlier, Pope Francis told a delegation from the International Commission against the Death Penalty in a Dec. 17 address that popes “in centuries past” ignored “the primacy of mercy over justice” in using the death penalty, which he called an “inhuman form of punishment” that is now “always inadmissible.”  Insisting that the change to n. 2267 of the Catechism is...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(12/18/18)[Prayer]

    12/18/2018 7:50:04 AM PST · by left that other site · 12 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/18/18 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Acts of the Apostles 
 (New Testament) Acts 21 Paul’s Farewell to the Ephesian Elders 13 We went on ahead to the ship and sailed for Assos, where we were going to take Paul aboard. He had made this arrangement because he was going there on foot. 14 When he met us at Assos, we took him aboard and went on to Mitylene. 15 The next day we set sail from there and arrived off Chios. The day after that we crossed over to Samos, and on the following day arrived at Miletus. 16 Paul had...