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  • [Catholic Caucus] "This Is All I Can Do Now" - Applying a Our Current Crisis

    09/25/2018 9:50:41 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-24-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    “This Is All I Can Do Now” - Applying a Practice of St. Catherine of Siena to Our Current Crisis Msgr. Charles Pope • September 24, 2018 • St Catherine before the Pope at Avignon, Giovanni di Paulo (1460)Many Catholics have struggled to find a voice that has been nearly washed out of us by our training. We remember a time when it was unthinkable to criticize a priest; those who did were quickly rebuked, with little opportunity for explanation. Bishops and especially the Pope were not to be questioned let alone criticized. We have now seen the sometimes-horrifying...
  • October 4th: Generation NEXT This Is For You: Bring Your Bible To School Day

    09/25/2018 8:47:16 AM PDT · by Virginia Christian Alliance · 2 replies
    Virginia Christian Alliance ^ | September 25, 2018 | Linda Wall
    Linda Wall "Bring Your Bible To School Day" October 4th (hashtag #BringYourBible).Being a Christian is more than going to a building on Sundays. Its about becoming Christ-like and sharing the message of Jesus to others. During the next two weeks, the Virginia Christian Alliance will send out helpful ideas to assist you in participating in Bring Your Bible To School Day. On October 4th, you have an opportunity to introduce your classmates to the Bible, Gods Word. The spokesperson for this years Bring Your Bible To School Day is Sadie Robertson. Here is her message to you. CLICK HERE [embed][/embed]...
  • [Cath Cauc] Ignatius Press founder to Pope Francis: Be a man. Stand up and answer...

    09/25/2018 8:40:17 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 24, 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    SAN FRANCISCO, September 24, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) The founder of U.S. Catholic publishing house Ignatius Press has called for Pope Francis to answer Archbishop Vigans allegations that he knowingly promoted an American cardinal accused of abusing seminarians and priests. Father Joseph Fessio, SJ, told CNN that he finds the pontiffs refusal to give an answer deplorable. In recent weeks, commentators have interpreted Pope Francis homilies about the Great Accuser and Christs silence as coded commentary on the Vatican whistleblowers testimony and the pontiffs own reluctance to answer it. Hes attacking Vigan and everyone who is asking for answers, Fessio told...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(9/25/18)[Prayer]

    09/25/2018 7:22:38 AM PDT · by left that other site · 8 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 9/25/18 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Gospel of John 
 (New Testament) John 14 Jesus Comforts His Disciples 14 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God[a]; believe also in me. 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4 You know the way to the place where I...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Cupich Must Go

    09/25/2018 7:13:00 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    According to a manwho thinks he's a so-called transgenderwoman, the archbishop of Chicago is listening to him instead of hisfaithful priest, Fr. Paul Kalchik, the pastor of Resurrection Parish. The biological man, who goes by the name Alexandra Whitney, started a Twitter storm over the weekend claiming to have the cardinal's ear in having Fr. Kalchik ousted: "I called and spoke to Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of the Diocese of Chicago. I shared my concerns with Cardinal Cupich about Fr. Kalchik's attacks on LGBTQ Catholics and how this priest is harming the Body of Christ." Whitney added, "Cardinal Cupich shared...
  • Butterfly, Botanist, or Bee?

    09/25/2018 6:53:33 AM PDT · by metmom · 3 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Take . . . the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God" (Eph. 6:17). Your attitude toward Scripture will determine your effectiveness in spiritual battle. I remember enjoying the observations of a perceptive man who was gazing at a beautiful garden. First he saw a butterfly flitting from flower to flower. It spent a few seconds on the edge of each, but derived no particular benefit from any of them. Next he saw a botanist with large notebook and microscope in hand. As the botanist carefully observed each flower and plant, he made copious entries in his...
  • The Need for Understanding

    09/25/2018 6:53:10 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    These things I have spoken to you in figurative language; an hour is coming when I will speak no more to you in figurative language, but will tell you plainly of the Father (John 16:25). Jesus teaching in figurative language revealed the need for further enlightenment by the Holy Spirit. Jesus left His disciples a storehouse of valuable information that would require additional teaching from the Holy Spirit to make it understandable. The figurative language our Lord sovereignly used was made up of many veiled but pointed statements, filled with rich meaning. Even Christs closest followers, when they first heard...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Fr Paul Kalchik: A Kind Of Martyr

    09/25/2018 6:36:53 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 24, 2018 | Rod Dreher
    Last week, when I heard news that Father Paul Kalchik and some fellow parishioners from his Chicago parish had burned a rainbow flag he found in the churchs storage, I knew things werent going to go well for him in Cardinal Bernardins old archdiocese, now administered by Cardinal Cupich. The Chicago Tribune provides context: Kalchik said he twice was a victim of sexual abuse, the first time by a neighbor, when he was 11, and the second time by a Chicago-area priest when he was a teenager. The priest Kalchik names as the one who abused him died in the...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 25 [Prayer and Meditation]

    09/25/2018 6:27:37 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 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...
  • Listening to Your Conscience (Protestant/Evangelical Devotional)

    09/25/2018 5:08:11 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 2 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 9/25/2018
    My conscience is held captive by the Word of God. And to act against conscience is neither right nor safe. These words formed a crucial part of Martin Luthers fateful response to authorities of church and state when he was ordered to recant of his teachings at the Diet of Worms in 1521. He was pleading that his intention was to be neither rebellious nor obstreperous, but to be faithful to Scripture. What Luther was declaring was not so much that he would not recant but that he could not recant. Luther used the metaphor of the prisoner. He was...
  • Vatican II Church Meltdown Days 26-31 The Latest on the Vigan Letter Drama [Catholic Caucus]

    09/25/2018 2:40:05 AM PDT · by Repent and Believe
    Novus Ordo Watch ^ | September 25, A.D. 2018 | Editor
    Developments & Reactions This post continues our coverage of the ongoing ecclesiastical Chernobyl unleashed by the accusations of the former Vatican nuncio to the United States, Abp. Carlo Vigan, which were first published on Aug. 25 and have the potential not only to bring an end to the Francis pontificate but even to throw the entire Vatican II Sect into unprecedented chaos: Wednesday, Sep. 19, 2018 Developments USCCB Administrative Committee issues a statement supporting a full investigation into the situation surrounding Archbishop McCarrick It appears that Francis has DENIED the American Novus Ordo bishops request for a Vatican visitation on...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil ~ September 25, 2018 (Prayer)

    09/25/2018 2:05:34 AM PDT · by Jeanbl · 20 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 9/25/18 | 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. Many there are that say: 'Oh that we could see some good!' LORD, lift up the light of your countenance upon us. Ps. 4:6
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-25-18

    09/24/2018 10:04:34 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies ^ | 09-25-18 | Revised New American Bible
    September 25, 2018 Tuesday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Prv 21:1-6, 10-13 Like a stream is the king's heart in the hand of the LORD;wherever it pleases him, he directs it. All the ways of a man may be right in his own eyes,but it is the LORD who proves hearts. To do what is right and justis more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. Haughty eyes and a proud heartthe tillage of the wicked is sin. The plans of the diligent are sure of profit,but all rash haste leads certainly to poverty. Whoever makes...
  • What Is Truth?

    09/24/2018 10:01:04 PM PDT · by OddLane · 5 replies
    Sermon Audio ^ | September 19, 2018 | Bob Bollman
    Bob Bollman delivers a message about the nature of truth, how to seek it, and how the Church can transmit it to the world.
  • Critics of the China-Vatican Deal Merely the Loud Minority: Bishop [Sorondo]

    09/24/2018 6:47:56 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Global Times ^ | 9/22/18 | Li Ruohan
    Critics of the long-waited agreement between China and the Vatican on the appointment of bishop are merely a loud minority, a Vatican bishop said Friday. They are very strong in their position. They are loud, but there are not very many of them. They are a loud minority, said Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, also chancellor of the Vaticans Pontifical Academy of Sciences. He made the remarks when asked to comment on a reported deal between China and the Vatican on the appointment of bishops, which critics say is a deal that sells out the Holy See. In our interpretation, the...
  • The Chinese Church 'Remains Independent and Loyal to the Party'

    09/24/2018 6:44:50 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 9/24/18
    A note from the Patriotic Association of Chinese Catholics and the Council of Bishops of the Church of China (bodies not recognized by the Holy See) comments on the "historic agreement" on episcopal appointments: "We remain on the path that leads to socialism". "Heartfelt" appreciation for the signature between the Vatican and Beijing.Beijing (AsiaNews) - The Chinese Catholic Church "will continue to operate independently. We love the country and the Church, we will carry forward the principle of independence and the concept of the sinicization of religion while remaining on the path that leads to socialist society ". This was...
  • Learning from Christ's Example

    09/24/2018 6:34:20 PM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Take . . . the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God" (Eph. 6:17). To wield the sword of the Spirit is to apply specific Biblical principles to specific situations. Jesus gave us the perfect example of skillful and precise use of the sword of the Spirit. Following His baptism, "Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He then became hungry. And the tempter came and said to Him, 'If You are the Son of God, command that...
  • The Spirit's Intercession

    09/24/2018 6:33:56 PM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    But the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words (Romans 8:26). Because He understands our struggles in this life, the Holy Spirit continually prays for us before the Fathers throne. In the midst of lifes many difficulties and stressful times, there is hardly anything more comforting than knowing you have a friendsomeone on your side. In the legal realm, an attorney formally argues your case when you need to settle a judicial or financial dispute. This concept of friend and advocate is right at the heart of the Holy Spirits role as our Paraclete, one called...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Blessed John Henry Newman, 09-24-18

    09/24/2018 5:42:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 09-24-18 | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: John Henry Newman | Sir John Everett Millais Blessed John Henry Newman Saint of the Day for September 24 (February 21, 1801 – August 11, 1890) Blessed John Henry Newman’s Story John Henry Newman, the 19th-century’s most important English-speaking Roman Catholic theologian, spent the first half of his life as an Anglican and the second half as a Roman Catholic. He was a priest, popular preacher, writer, and eminent theologian in both Churches.Born in London, England, he studied at Oxford’s Trinity College, was a tutor at Oriel College, and for 17 years was vicar of the...
  • Wisdom Cries Out...Judge kavanaugh

    This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. ( 2 Timothy 3:1-5)I believe that at all times Gods Wisdom is crying out in the streets to every generation, both through Scripture, as well as through ordained witnesses of Gods...