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  • [Catholic Caucus] Friday in Passion Week: the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin (Gueranger)

    03/22/2018 9:12:26 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Violet Simple THE STATION AT ROME is in the Church of Saint Stephen, on Monte Celio. By a sort of prophetic presentiment, this Church of the great Proto-Martyr was chosen as the place where the Faithful were to assemble on the Friday of Passion Week, which was to be, at a future time, the Feast consecrated to the Queen of Martyrs. COLLECT Cordibus nostris, quæsumus, Domine, gratiam tuam benignus infunde: ut peccata nostra castigatione voluntaria cohibentes, temporaliter potius maceremur, quam suppliciis deputemur æternis. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen. Mercifully, O Lord, we beseech thee, pour forth thy grace into...
  • Acts of the Apostles, Ch. 5

    03/22/2018 8:59:06 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On
    1 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, 2 And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet. 3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? 4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-23-18, OM, St. Turibius of Mogrovejo, Bishop

    03/22/2018 8:03:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 20 replies ^ | 03-23-18 | Revised New American Bible
    March 23, 2018 Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent Reading 1 Jer 20:10-13 I hear the whisperings of many:"Terror on every side!Denounce! let us denounce him!"All those who were my friendsare on the watch for any misstep of mine."Perhaps he will be trapped; then we can prevail,and take our vengeance on him."But the LORD is with me, like a mighty champion:my persecutors will stumble, they will not triumph.In their failure they will be put to utter shame,to lasting, unforgettable confusion.O LORD of hosts, you who test the just,who probe mind and heart,Let me witness the vengeance you take...
  • Praying with Commitment

    03/22/2018 7:45:18 PM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven" (Matt. 6:10). Your prayers make a difference! Matthew 6:10 literally says, "Whatever you wish to have happen, let it happen immediately. As your will is done in heaven, so let it be done on earth." That's a prayer of active commitment to God's will. Many people don't pray like that because they don't understand God's character. They think their prayers don't matter and that God will impose His will on them no matter what they do. They tend to pray with passive resignation, indifference, or resentment. I remember praying...
  • The Humility of Jesus' Servanthood

    03/22/2018 7:44:52 PM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    Who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men" (Philippians 2:6-7). Jesus is the role model of the suffering servant. Jesus not only gave up His divine privileges when He emptied Himself, but He also became a servant. For us, this is the next phase in His supreme example of humility. Pauls phrase the form of a bond-servant can also be translated the essence of a slave. Christs servanthood was not just...
  • Irish Political Party Suspends Member of Parliament After She Votes Against Legalizing Abortion

    03/22/2018 6:51:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    Life News ^ | March 22, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    Irish Political Party Suspends Member of Parliament After She Votes Against Legalizing Abortion International Micaiah Bilger Mar 22, 2018 | 10:25AM Dublin, Ireland Share this story: For voting to protect unborn babies lives, an Irish member of parliament has been suspended from her party. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The Irish News reports TD Carol Nolan, a member of Sinn Fin, voted against her party Wednesday on the referendum of the Eighth Amendment, which protects unborn babies right to life.A referendum vote on the amendment is slated for May.Though her party supports legalizing abortion in Ireland, Nolan does...
  • A Christian-Islamic Celebration of Annunciation for the First Time in Jordan

    03/22/2018 5:21:34 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    La Stampa-Vatican Insider ^ | 3/22/18 | Fr. Rif'at Bader
    The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan, in cooperation with the heads of the Churches in Jordan, has decided to hold an annual celebration marking the Annunciation to Blessed Virgin MaryHis Majesty King Abdullah II addressed the 71st United Nations General Assembly on September 20, 2016. He said: Jesus, whom we call Christ Messiah, is named 25 times in the Quran. His mother Mary, called the best of all women in creation, is named 35 times. And there is a chapter in the Quran called Maryam. The khawarej deliberately hide these truths about Islam in order to...
  • Priest Sues Church Over Gay Conspiracy

    03/22/2018 5:13:53 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 3/20/18 | Anita Carey
    Fr. John Harrington targeted after reporting sexual harassment in the seminaryFALL RIVER, Mass. ( - While abusive priests are kept in positions of authority, modernist clergy and prelates defame and use public outcry to sanction orthodox priests. Father John (Jack) Harrington wants to return to his priestly ministry in the diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts, but is being blacklisted by a group of clergy linked to an abusive priest inside the local seminary. Harrington believes he is being punished by a "cabal of homosexual bishops and priests" and stripped of his ministry and clerical garb for reporting sexual harassment he...
  • Christian Teacher Dismissed for Saying 'God Loves You' to Lesbian Student [UK]

    03/22/2018 5:09:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 33 replies
    CBN News ^ | 3/21/18 | Peter Wooding
    A UK Employment Tribunal has dismissed the discrimination claim by a Christian teacher dismissed by a UK government-funded pre-apprenticeship academy for answering students' questions about her beliefs. Svetlana Powell, a teacher of some 17 years' experience, was dismissed by the T2 Apprenticeship Academy in Bristol, England in July 2016 after being asked by students about her views on homosexuality. She was also reported as a "radicalization threat" to the government's anti-terrorist watchdog, Prevent. In reply to a question by a 17-year-old student, Mrs. Powell said that her personal belief was that homosexuality was against God's will, but that He loved...
  • Judge Blocks Mississippis 15-Week Abortion Ban

    03/22/2018 5:05:50 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    The bill would give the state the most restrictive abortion law in AmericaMississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed into law on March 19 the most restrictive state abortion bill in the nation because it bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The owner of the states only abortion clinic, Jackson Womens Health Organization, filed suit immediately after Bryant signed the bill, claiming it is unconstitutional. At a morning hearing March 20, a federal judge blocked the law with a temporary restraining order, in effect for 10 days. The state and the clinic must now provide expedited briefings to the court while...
  • What Will The Texas Bishops Do?

    03/22/2018 3:27:53 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    The Wanderer Press ^ | March 18, 2018 | CHRISTOPHER MANION
    On March 7, Cong. Beto ORourke (D., El Paso) won the Democrat primary to run against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz. ORourkes victory puts Texas bishops in a bind. Their legislative agenda and their political priorities put them on the same page as ORourke, the USCCB, and the Democrat left on gun control, welfare, health care, the travel ban, refugee policy, Cuba policy, the Paris agreement, the death penalty, global warming, the environment, immigration, foreign aid, deportations, and border security. Their only differences with Democrats lie in areas that magisterial teaching requires them to disagree: the anti-life, anti-family, anti-religious-freedom agenda...
  • [Cath Caucus] New definition of pro-life? Pope tweets to safeguard water is to protect life

    03/22/2018 3:00:32 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 22, 2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    ROME, March 22, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) Pro-life eyebrows were raised Thursday morning by a tweet from Pope Francis that seemingly added two environmental issues to the pro-life mission. To defend the earth and to safeguard water is to protect life, the pontiff said on Twitter. The March 22 tweet came on World Water Day, and highlights an issue Francis has stressed multiple times in the past. In his papal encyclical Laudato Si' (On Care for Our Common Home), he declares the availability of safe drinking water a basic and universal human right, since it is essential to human survival and,...
  • The Film, Paul, Apostle of Christ is a moving examination of faith and courage

    03/22/2018 1:07:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 03/22/2018 | BY ANN HORNADAY (From Washington Post)
    Paul, Apostle of Christ comes from the Affirm label, which has produced such Christian-themed dramas as Heaven Is for Real. Less interested in blunt proselytizing than more open-ended explorations of faith and its challenges, Affirm films have gratifyingly avoided the kind of Sunday-school pageantry that characterizes so many movies of the genre. Paul, Apostle of Christ is no exception. A portrait of the titular Christian convert and leader of the early church as he faces imprisonment and martyrdom at the hands of Roman oppressors, this absorbing drama benefits from lush production values and first-rate performances from a cast of seasoned...
  • (LDS) Church Statement About Alleged Sexual Assault by Former Mission President

    03/22/2018 10:07:16 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 12 replies
    Mormon Newsroom ^ | 3/20/2018
    These allegations are very serious and deeply disturbing. If the allegations of sexual assault are true, it would be a tragic betrayal of our standards and would result in action by the Church to formally discipline any member who was guilty of such behavior, especially someone in a position of trust. This matter was brought to the attention of the Church in 2010, when this former Church member, who served briefly as a missionary in 1984, told leaders of the Pleasant Grove Utah West Stake that she had been sexually assaulted by the president of the Provo Missionary Training Center,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Dictator Pope author Henry Sire suspended from Order of Malta

    03/22/2018 9:04:13 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | March 22, 2018 | Staff Reporter
    Dictator Pope author Henry Sire suspended from Order of Malta by Staff Reporter posted Thursday, 22 Mar 2018 Sire, a longstanding member of the Order of Malta, was revealed as the author earlier this weekThe Order of Malta has suspended Dictator Pope author Henry Sire for allegedly breaching its constitution.The Catholic Herald understands that the Order notified Sire yesterday of his suspension, days after he was revealed to be the mysterious author.Sires identity was confirmedon Monday when Regnery Publishing posted his name in an online description of the book. He had originally self-published the book under the penname Marcantonio Colonna,...
  • Former Abortionist: I Murdered More People Than Ted Bundy

    03/22/2018 8:34:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | march 19, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    Dr. Kathi Aultman spent years aborting unwanted fetuses and delivering wanted babies into their parents arms. But when she performed an abortion on a mother whose husband pressured her to abort the child, Aultman felt troubled. In a recent interview with CBN News, Aultman described how the experience and several others eventually convinced her to leave the abortion industry and become a pro-life advocate. Aultman began her OB-GYN career in Florida with a strong desire to help women. It was no question in my mind that a woman should have the right to choose whether she wanted to be pregnant...
  • The Grumblings in the Wilderness Have Much to Teach Us (Lesson Four)

    03/22/2018 8:32:43 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-21-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Grumblings in the Wilderness Have Much to Teach Us (Lesson Four) Msgr. Charles Pope • March 21, 2018 • We continue today in our discussion of the ancient Jewish people’s grumbling against Moses and God.Lesson 4: Grumbling Can Greatly Harm OthersGrumbling affects more than the one who grumbles. Through it, infectious negativity is set loose. Even if only a small number grumble, it can still incite fear, negativity, and anger in others.One of the sadder effects the grumblings in the desert was the heavy toll it took on Moses. The people nearly wore him out. At a particularly...
  • IN GOD WE TRUST[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/22/2018 7:53:33 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Word of God ^ | 3-22-18 | bible
    I am about to teach the unteachable, in order to reach the unreachable . A dark cloud of my presence is about to descend upon the nation of "Trust in Me" and I shall take the coin from the fishes mouth in order to reveal to all mankind that my providence is true and faithful. Many nations are about to enter into the valley of The Reverential Fear of The Lord and discover I AM THEIR TRUE PROVIDER ! Catacombs of my glory shall rise up in the midst of my children of light and they shall manifest The fullness...
  • Husband Left His Catholic Wife Because She Murdered Their Baby in an Abortion

    03/22/2018 7:51:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Mar 21, 2018 | Indya Rennie
    Despite her friends and familys pleadings, a Catholic Irish mother recently trekked to England to abort her unborn baby. According to a report Tuesday, her baby was diagnosed with a fatal fetal disability after only a few weeks gestation. She chose to have an abortion in England, because abortion is illegal in Ireland. She made the journey with the help of Mara Clarke, the Abortion Support Network founder (pictured above). The mother overcame several obstacles in her decision. Traveling to England from Ireland can cost more than 2,000 euros, according to the report. The mother already had children but...
  • Having Once Tasted of a Life Without Sin A Homily for Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent

    03/22/2018 7:37:34 AM PDT · by NRx · 1 replies
    Orthodox Christianity ^ | 03-22-2018 | Archpriest Alexander Shargunov
    This week of Great Lent is a week of profound repentance. At the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, at Vespers we heard twenty-four repentant verses: O Lord, before I perish utterly, do Thou save me. In the evening we have the Great Canon with the life of St. Mary of Egypt, and on Thursday, for the sake of this repentant service, we celebrate the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts. The following Sunday is also dedicated to her memory. The Church speaks to us about the power of repentance and gives us an image of how a man can rise up...