Laity Organize Novena for Synod on Family

monstrance with angelsOne of the most important Synods in our lifetime will be taking place in Rome next October to discuss issues close to the hearts of all – marriage and family – and the faithful are planning to bathe the event in prayer with a nine-month novena of Eucharistic adoration to take place around the world.

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Are The Seven Great Prayers a Gimmick?

seven great prayersDG writes: “I saw a book called the Seven Great Prayers and I cannot find anything verifying if it is Christian or not. They have the prayers available in audio as well so that you can listen to them anywhere. The authors are Paul and Tracy McManus. One tip-off is that one of the prayers says something about “attracting” blessings or something like that. This leads me to believe it is another New Age gimmick masquerading as Christian just to trap unsuspecting individuals. Can you shed some light on this?”

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Atlanta Fire Chief Files Discrimination Complaint

Kelvin CochranCommentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, who was fired for writing a book in which he expresses the biblical belief about homosexuality, has filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claiming that he was discriminated against because of his religion.

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“Jesus Calling” Book Purged of Occult References

Jesus CallingDue to complaints about the New Age/occult content in the wildly successful book, Jesus Calling, which claims to have been inspired by God Calling, a book written by two “automatic writers” who were supposedly channeling God, publisher Thomas Nelson has purged all references to this source from new editions of the book. Read the rest…

Missionaries of Divine Mercy Buy Gay Bar

texas barThe Texas Bar, located on the seafront in the French Mediterranean town of Toulon and right next door to a Catholic church, was long known as a gathering place for homosexuals – but that all changed when the establishment went up for sale and the Missionaries of Divine Mercy decided to buy it.

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