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  • [Catholic Caucus] Exclusive: Inside the election of Pope Francis

    03/23/2019 1:53:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    America Magazine ^ | March 22, 2019 | Gerard O’Connell
    [Catholic Caucus] Exclusive: Inside the election of Pope Francis he following excerpts are drawn from The Election of Pope Francis: An Inside Account of the Conclave That Changed History (Orbis Books, 2019), by Gerard O’Connell, America’s Vatican correspondent. We join O’Connell’s tale on March 13, after the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI on Feb. 28, 2013, and the calling of a conclave to elect his successor. Those 115 cardinals eligible to vote in a papal conclave have gathered in Rome and have been sequestered under heavy security in the Sistine Chapel inside the Vatican, where they will conduct secret votes...
  • Why Were Non-Catholic 'Observers' Influencing Vatican II's Documents?

    03/23/2019 10:34:47 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | March 22, 2019 | Stephen Kokx
    Mar 22 Why Were Non-Catholic 'Observers' Influencing Vatican II's Documents? Editor’s Note: In this new article, CFN contributor Stephen Kokx quotes testimony from several sources which demonstrate that a variety of non-Catholics (mostly Protestants) who were invited to the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) as “observers” clearly influenced the discussions—and even the documents—of the Council. As one quoted source reveals, “[A]lthough we had no direct ‘voice’ on the council floor, we did indeed have an indirect voice through the many contacts that were possible with the Fathers and their indispensable strong arms, the periti.”A little less than 100 years prior to...
  • March 23 - Reasons for Gladness

    03/23/2019 9:54:28 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies ^ | 2008 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “‘Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you’” (Matthew 5:12). Jesus provides us with two reasons for our rejoicing and being glad when we are persecuted for His sake. First, He says, “Your reward in heaven is great.” Whatever we do for the Lord now, including suffering for Him—especially suffering for Him—reaps eternal divi-dends. But God’s dividends aren’t ordinary dividends. They are not only “eternal” but also “great.” We often hear, and perhaps are tempted to think, that it is unspiritual and crass to...
  • [Catholic/Islam Caucus] Bishop criticises ‘faith-filled’ Catholics who spread fear of Muslims

    03/23/2019 9:37:46 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | March 22, 2019
    Latest News Bishop criticises ‘faith-filled’ Catholics who spread fear of Muslims The bishop criticised Catholics who identify as 'traditional' and say Muslims pose a threat to Western civilisation An Irish bishop has criticized Catholics who identify as “faith-filled” while spreading fear and mistrust of immigrants, particularly those who are Muslims.Bishop Kevin Doran of Elphin, chairman of the Council for Life of the Irish bishops’ conference, told The Irish Catholic newspaper: “I’ve found that people who would classify themselves in some cases as traditional Catholics and faith-filled people seem to, in relation to migration and care of asylum-seekers and stuff,...
  • The Map of Salvation

    03/23/2019 8:28:32 AM PDT · by savedbygrace · 30 replies
    03/23/2019 | savedbygrace
    The Map of Salvation Did you ever have an idea come to you out of the blue? Of course you have. I had one some time ago that was so deep yet so simple, that you just sit and stare at it. I am a Bible believing Christian, but this idea is for anyone, Christian or non-Christian. You see, some Christians believe the Bible teaches that if you are saved, you are always saved. Others believe the Bible teaches that you have to live and act righteously to continue to be saved. And non-Christians believe salvation is not real, that...
  • Is universal basic income a biblical solution to poverty?

    03/23/2019 7:41:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/23/2019 | Chuck Bentley
    Hey Chuck,I read more and more people pushing for Universal Basic Income (UBI)? This sounds cool but so does a free condo on the beach. First, what is it? More importantly, is it really a good thing?Interested in UBIThanks for your important and timely question. UBI is being talked about heavily among Silicon Valley tech titans like Mark Zuckerberg. Recently, new presidential candidate Andrew Yang has even made it his central campaign promise.What Is UBI?On the surface, UBI does sound intriguing: everyone gets guaranteed monthly income; cash in the bank, no strings attached. This idea has been around for a...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(3/23/19)[Prayer]

    03/23/2019 7:28:19 AM PDT · by left that other site · 10 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 3/23/19 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (Old Testament) 1 Samuel 21 David at Nob 21 [a]David went to Nob, to Ahimelek the priest. Ahimelek trembled when he met him, and asked, “Why are you alone? Why is no one with you?” 2 David answered Ahimelek the priest, “The king sent me on a mission and said to me, ‘No one is to know anything about the mission I am sending you on.’ As for my men, I have told them to meet me at a certain place. 3 Now then, what do you have on hand? Give me five loaves of bread,...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, March 23, 2019 [prayer]

    03/23/2019 6:22:43 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 24 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 3/23/2019 | Free Republic Intercessors
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems 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 Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer for mercy and healing for our nation, and gratitude to our great God for blessings received.

    03/23/2019 6:00:53 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 3 replies
    KING JAMES BIBLE | 3/23/2019 | PilgrimsProgress
    “Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell” (Proverbs 23:13-14 KJV).
  • 10 Ironclad Proofs That Jesus Was A Socialist [Humor]

    03/22/2019 9:44:29 PM PDT · by OddLane · 15 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 3/22/19 | Babylon Bee
    We all know that Jesus was a socialist. It's pretty obvious, because we heard a college professor say so one time. Nonetheless, there are many neanderthals who still don't know this beautiful truth. To help you convince them that Jesus was a passionate supporter of a centralized economy, totalitarian state, and redistribution of wealth, look no further than these 10 indisputable proofs..
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-23-19, OM, St. Turibius of Mogrovejo

    03/22/2019 9:32:30 PM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies ^ | 03-23-19 | Revised New American Bible
    March 23 2019 Saturday of the Second Week of Lent Reading 1 Mi 7:14-15, 18-20 Shepherd your people with your staff,the flock of your inheritance,That dwells apart in a woodland,in the midst of Carmel.Let them feed in Bashan and Gilead,as in the days of old;As in the days when you came from the land of Egypt,show us wonderful signs. Who is there like you, the God who removes guiltand pardons sin for the remnant of his inheritance;Who does not persist in anger forever,but delights rather in clemency,And will again have compassion on us,treading underfoot our guilt?You will cast into...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-22-19

    03/22/2019 9:12:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies ^ | 03-22-19 | Revised New American Bible
    March 22 2019 Friday of the Second Week of Lent Reading 1 Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a Israel loved Joseph best of all his sons,for he was the child of his old age;and he had made him a long tunic.When his brothers saw that their father loved him best of all his sons,they hated him so much that they would not even greet him. One day, when his brothers had goneto pasture their father's flocks at Shechem,Israel said to Joseph, "Your brothers, you know, are tending our flocks at Shechem.Get ready; I will send you to them." So Joseph went...
  • Video surfaces of Beto O’Rourke berating Catholic priest for defending male/female marriage

    03/22/2019 7:57:27 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 51 replies ^ | March 22, 2019 | Stephen Kokx
    EL PASO, Texas, March 22, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — A video of pro-abortion congressman Beto O’Rourke, who is running for president, has surfaced showing him berating a Catholic priest for defending male/female marriage at an El Paso City Council meeting in 2011. The incident took place in June 2011 when El Paso priest Fr. Michael Rodriguez spoke against extending marriage benefits to same-sex couples during the public comment part of the meeting. O’Rourke, who had been serving as city councilman since 2005, called Fr. Rodriguez back to the podium after his remarks, seemingly to do nothing more than lecture him so...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-21-19

    03/22/2019 7:31:34 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies ^ | 03-21-19 | Revised New American Bible
    March 21 2019 Thursday of the Second Week of Lent Reading 1 Jer 17:5-10 Thus says the LORD:Cursed is the man who trusts in human beings,who seeks his strength in flesh,whose heart turns away from the LORD.He is like a barren bush in the desertthat enjoys no change of season,But stands in a lava waste,a salt and empty earth.Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD,whose hope is the LORD.He is like a tree planted beside the watersthat stretches out its roots to the stream:It fears not the heat when it comes,its leaves stay green;In the year of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-20-19

    03/22/2019 7:06:21 PM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies ^ | 03-20-19 | Revised New American Bible
    March 20 2019 Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent Reading 1 Jer 18:18-20 The people of Judah and the citizens of Jerusalem said,“Come, let us contrive a plot against Jeremiah.It will not mean the loss of instruction from the priests,nor of counsel from the wise, nor of messages from the prophets.And so, let us destroy him by his own tongue;let us carefully note his every word.” Heed me, O LORD,and listen to what my adversaries say.Must good be repaid with evilthat they should dig a pit to take my life?Remember that I stood before youto speak in their...
  • Pakistani Churches on High Alert After New Zealand Attacks

    03/22/2019 6:41:10 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 3/19/19 | Kamran Chaudhry
    Church organises interfaith prayer vigils for Muslim victims across the country. Bishops and lay people strongly condemn terrorism, which “has no religion". Security measures around Christian places of worship have been tightened as Christians mark Lent and prepare for Easter.Lahore (AsiaNews) – Pakistan's Catholic Church is on high alert after the attacks against two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in which 50 Muslims were killed at Friday prayers. The sectarian nature of the attack by a white supremacist has enraged Pakistan’s most radical Islamic groups and newspapers who blame New Zealand Christians. The man who killed Muslims, "Branton Tarrant, is...
  • Archdiocese of Milwaukee Removes Names of Cousins, Weakland From Headquarters and Cathedral

    03/22/2019 6:36:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 3/19/19 | Annysa Johnson
    Bowing to pressure from Catholic church sex abuse victims and the faithful, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee announced Tuesday that it was removing the names of former Archbishops William E. Cousins and Rembert G. Weakland — both of whom took part in the coverup of sex crimes against children — from its headquarters complex and cathedral center. The archdiocese removed the sign outside the Archbishop Cousins Catholic Center, its headquarters complex in St. Francis on Tuesday. A new name will be announced and a temporary sign installed at 10 a.m. Friday. Weakland's name was quietly removed in recent days from the...
  • Church ‘Blinded by the Mystery of Iniquity,’ Cardinal Sarah Says in New Book

    03/22/2019 6:32:47 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/19/19 | Jeanne Smits
    March 19, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — In his latest book, Le soir approche et déjà le soir baisse (“It is nearly evening, and the day is almost over,” a quotation from the episode of the Emmaus pilgrims in Gospel of St. Luke), Cardinal Robert Sarah decided to “speak out” for the “disorientated Catholics” hurting from the deep crisis the Church is going through. “I can no longer remain silent. I may no longer remain silent,” Cardinal Sarah wrote in his opening paragraph. He has taken full measure of the “dark night” of the Church and “She is wrapped and blinded by...
  • Vatican Participates for First Time at UN Women’s Leadership Event

    03/22/2019 6:27:38 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Crux ^ | 3/15/19 | Claire Giangrave
    ROME - Amidst some objections, the Vatican participated for the first time at a United Nations session on the role of women on Tuesday, sending one of its most prominent examples of female leadership to say that “the Holy See is clearly adapting to the times.” “It’s the first time that the Holy See sends a representative to this assembly,” said Barbara Jatta, the first-ever female president of the Vatican Museums who represented the Vatican at the UN gathering, in an interview with Vatican News. “I’m personally honored, but I think it’s an important symbol that the Holy See wished...
  • Former Roman Catholic priest Daniel Genovesi consecrated as Anglican Bishop of Uruguay

    03/22/2019 5:18:07 PM PDT · by Gamecock
    A former Roman Catholic priest, Daniel Genovesi, has been consecrated to serve as interim Bishop of Uruguay “after considerable prayer and discernment”. The Bishop-elect was consecrated in Buenos Aires Cathedral on Saturday (16 March). He and his wife Mercedes will start their new ministry in Uruguay – described as the most secular country in South America – on Monday 1 April. The missionary diocese of Uruguay was created by the Anglican Church of South America more than 30 years ago. Prior to that, the mainly English chapels at Montevideo, Fray Bentos and Salto were part of the Diocese of Argentina....