Thursday, June 30, 2011

If Anything is Marriage, Nothing is Marriage

Great sermon on the impact of the breakdown of the legal institution of marriage.

Harvard Study Says Fourth of July Celebrations Turn Children Into Republicans

If you are a Democrat, send your children to the local Gay Pride Parade and keep them away from the Fourth of July Celebration. A new study from Harvard University says that celebrating the Fourth of July turns children into Republicans. Read the whole thing here.

The Death of Catholic Conscience

Great post by Thomas Peters on New York Governor Cuomo and the legalization of Gay marriage.

California Parish "Set Up"

A California parish was "set up" regarding the funeral of the owner of a Gay bar. Read the full story here.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Meeting of Theologically Liberal Group Draws Fire From Archbishop

The American Catholic Council, a liberal Catholic group, met in Detroit and a retired priest said mass, despite a warning from the Archbishop that no clergy should participate. Read more at The Deacon's Bench.

Muslim Leader Murdered by Extremists

A moderate Muslim leader in Dagestan (former Soviet Union) has been murdered by Islamic extremists. Full story from Asia News. (Thanks to The Western Confucian).

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Episcopal Bishop "Enhances" Resume

The blog Cranmer reports that the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Katharine Jefferts Schori, has "embellished" her past accomplishments in her resume.


From The Acts of the Apostles:

"When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly, a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance."

Acts of the Apostles 2:1-4 (RSV)

From a sermon by a 6th century author:

"The disciples spoke in the language of every nation. At Pentecost God chose this means to indicate the presence of the Holy Spirit: whoever had received the Spirit spoke in every kind of tongue. We must realize, dear brothers, that this is the same Holy Spirit by whom love is poured out in our hearts. It was love that was to bring the Church of God together all over the world. And as individual men who received the Holy Spirit in those days could speak in all kinds of tongues, so today the Church, united by the Holy Spirit, speaks in the language of every people.

Therefore if somebody should say to one of us, "You have received the Holy Spirit, why do you not speak in tongues?" his reply should be, "I do indeed speak in the tongues of all men, because I belong to the body of Christ, that is, the Church, and she speaks all languages. What else did the presence of the Holy Spirit indicate at Pentecost, except that God's Church was to speak in the language of every people?"

Prayer: Come Holy Spirit. Fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in us the fire of your love. O God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy his consolations, through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Southern Baptists Face Declining Membership

According to an article in U.S. Today, the largest Protestant Denomination in the United States, Southern Baptists, are facing a serious decline in new baptisms.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Kuwati Political Activist Calls for the Legalization of Sex Slavery

A female Kuwati Political Activist is calling for the legalization of sex slavery so men can avoid adultery and since it is not forbidden under Islamic law. Read the full story here.