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Vivaldi Gloria RV 589 ‘Et in terra pax’
Thursday, December 24, 2015, 10:00 AM

And on Earth Peace to All Men



On Our Lord’s Departure From the Temple
Friday, November 27, 2015, 12:04 PM

bosch 150x150 On Our Lords Departure From the TempleFrom the Roman Catholic blog, Rorate Caeli, a brilliant homily stating the cause of all the troubles that currently besiege us:

If, then, we are all temples of the living God, it is God who should dwell in us, not idols or the devils who stand behind them. Depending on how we choose to live our lives, God will either dwell within us or He will depart from us. If we strive to love self even to the contempt of God; if we exchange the living God for an idol, making it the lord of our lives; if we conform ourselves to this world rather than conform ourselves to Christ, let us not be surprised to discover that God will have departed from us. For why should the God who made us for Himself co-exist with the idols we have chosen for our gods? He doesn’t. God, who is Goodness and Holiness itself, cannot co-exist with deliberate, freely and knowingly chosen mortal sin. He will depart and leave that defiled temple desolate. To be sure, as long as we live, repentance and conversion are always possible. His mercy always remains available. He will never refuse to return to the temple of a contrite heart. But if we should die unrepentant, our desolate temple shall likewise suffer God’s judgment.

This idea, incidentally, best expresses the original reason Christianity considers homosexuality a sin: fornication. heterosexual or homosexual, is the victory of self over God’s will—self-idolatry. A good argument to bring up when you’re discussing the issue with non-believers.



Have a Blessed Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 26, 2015, 10:09 AM

last supper 3 Have a Blessed Thanksgiving

O, give thanks unto the Lord for He is good. Alleluiah!



What would St Thomas Aquinas do?
Friday, November 20, 2015, 12:57 PM

aquinas What would St Thomas Aquinas do?The answer is from another age, and may seem a bit hard to our modern sensibilities, but it is, nevertheless, true. In his article, Islamic Refugee Crisis: Good Samaritan or Maccabean Response? Or both? Dr. Taylor Marshall explains Aquinas’ idea of the common good and why it means that Christian charity does not extend to committing suicide. In Marshall’s words:

We Christians should be generous with humanitarian aid toward Muslims and all people. We should send money and resources to those who have been dispossessed. We should be loving and generous with Muslims. Kindness brings about conversion and understanding. We should also try to topple the Islamic State and eradicate terrorism in our lands and in the Islamic lands.

“We are not required by Christ to take victims that oppose our faith and our way of life and make them into our political heirs.”



An Interview with Christian Journalist Ted Byfield
Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 11:42 AM

Ted Byfield is a Canadian journalist, an Orthodox Christian, and the editor of a well-regarded popular history of Christianity, Christians, their First 2000 Years. Here, he discusses the importance of Christian history in the formation of western culture. Notwithstanding the somewhat sensational and misleading title of the talk, it is well worth watching.



Why So Few Christians?
Monday, November 2, 2015, 2:35 PM

The State Department Turns Its Back on Syrian Christians and Other Non-Muslim Refugees

Why are there so few Christian refugees arriving to be welcomed by western churches? In an article posted November 2 at the National Review Nina Shea, former commissioner of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, writes:

Over the past five years of Syria’s civil war, the United States has admitted a grand total of 53 Syrian Christian refugees, a lone Yazidi, and fewer than ten Druze, Bahá’ís, and Zoroastrians combined. That so few of the Syrian refugees coming here are non-Muslim minorities is due to American reliance on a United Nations refugee-resettlement program that disproportionately excludes them. 

Unfortunately, the UN processes refugees only at its refugee camp sites, which are too dangerous for Christians—at which Islamic militants harass, kill, rape, kidnap, traffic and extort them and where they are under constant pressure to convert to Islam, pay protection (jizya), or forfeit their lives.

As Jerry Gordon of the New English Review states (Emphasis, mine.):

It is clear … that without Congress amending the Refugee Act of 1980 the State Department is fostering the extinction of Middle East Christians by adhering to UNHCR allotment criteria. If they cannot be provided sanctuary and asylum in the US, under the current UNHCR definitions, then special waivers should be granted lifting those restrictions to utilize the special P2/P3 Family Reunification Visa program.

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In Memoriam – 9/11/2015
Friday, September 11, 2015, 2:04 PM

1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High,
who abides in the shadow of the Almighty,

2 will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress;
my God, in whom I trust.”

3 For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler
and from the deadly pestilence;

4 he will cover you with his pinions,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.

5 You will not fear the terror of the night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.

7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand;
but it will not come near you.

8 You will only look with your eyes
and see the recompense of the wicked.

9 Because you have made the Lord your refuge,
the Most High your habitation,

10 no evil shall befall you,
no scourge come near your tent.

11 For he will give his angels charge of you
to guard you in all your ways.

12 On their hands they will bear you up,
lest you dash your foot against a stone.

13 You will tread on the lion and the adder,
the young lion and the serpent you will trample under foot.

14 Because he cleaves to me in love, I will deliver him;
I will protect him, because he knows my name.

15 When he calls to me, I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will rescue him and honor him.

16 With long life I will satisfy him,
and show him my salvation.

~ Psalm 91



In Honor of ‘Independence’ Day: Rally ’round the Klein family
Friday, July 3, 2015, 9:35 AM

Aaron and melissa klein In Honor of Independence Day: Rally round the Klein family

The family have lost the bakery they built, the building they rehabbed and outfitted to house the bakery, are struggling financially now raising their five children to pay Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer for hurt feelings over a cake… It should be noted that same sex marriage wasn’t even legal in the state when the request was made. (Family Of Seven Impoverished By Activist Oregon Gov’t Over Wedding Cake)

The Kleins are also now subject to a gag order.

Support the Klein family here.



Psalm 119
Sunday, June 28, 2015, 8:43 AM



Christ is Risen!
Sunday, April 12, 2015, 7:00 AM

He is risen indeed!


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