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Pope wants better translation of phrase on temptation in ‘Our Father’ prayer

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has said the Roman Catholic Church should adopt a better translation of the phrase “lead us not into temptation” in the “Our Father,” the best known prayer in Christianity.   Source link link: Pope wants better translation of phrase on temptation in ‘Our Father’ prayer.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerDec 7th, 2017

Gushing over Chopin in the key of C-ecile Licad

Your mantra for the week: "When I hear music, it is God speaking to me." A few years back, I made a comparison of the two versions of the Lord's Prayer---one directly translated from Aramaic to English and began with "O cosmic Birther of all radiance and vibration"; and the other a well-known version often referred to as "Our Father," translated from Aramaic to Greek to Latin to English and, in the process, ending up lost in translation. In IAMISM, the difference between a Cosmic Birther (CB) and a Father is that the word "father" gives the impression that God is likened to a human being with the supreme power and sits in judgment over humanity, deciding who will be saved or wh...Keep on reading: Gushing over Chopin in the key of C-ecile Licad.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 4th, 2017

Pope renews call for wisdom and prudence over Jerusalem

VATICAN CITY, Holy See – Pope Francis on Sunday, December 10, renewed a call for "wisdom and prudence" over US President Donald Trump's controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, which has sparked protests and clashes . "The Holy Father renews his appeal for the wisdom and prudence of everyone, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2017

Duterte ‘jokes’ about Pope’s rosary gift to De Lima

President Rodrigo Duterte poked fun on Tuesday at Pope Francis' giving of a rosary to detained Senator Leila De Lima. Without mentioning De Lima, Duterte joked about the Pontiff, who gave a "beautiful rosary" to the senator after receiving her letter asking for prayer. "Hanapan mo nga ako ng video ng ano, pakita ko kay Pope....baka maalis pa sa pagka-Pope yan. P******** sobra na to. I am just human," Duterte said in a speech before the Volunteers against Crime and Corruption (VACC) Anti-Corruption Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City. (Could you find me the video, let the Pope see it. He might be removed from his papacy. Son of a ****...Keep on reading: Duterte ‘jokes’ about Pope’s rosary gift to De Lima.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2017

Jesuit priest leads pray over for Noynoy on Ninoy’s 85th birth anniversary

Jesuit priest Fr. Manoling Francisco, who's also a liturgical composer,on Mondayminced no words at a Mass to mark the 85th birth anniversary of martyred opposition leader Sen. Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr., describing these times as "turbulent and dangerous." Francisco also led the small congregation at the Mass in praying over former President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, likening him to his father. In the prayer joined by the former President's sisters -- Ballsy, Pinky, and Viel -- Francisco asked for "protection, courage and strength" for Aquino. "Lord, we surrender to you our beloved Noy. Lord protect him from all harm. Lord give him courage and strength to face the trials ...Keep on reading: Jesuit priest leads pray over for Noynoy on Ninoy’s 85th birth anniversary.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 27th, 2017

‘Faithful’ Detroit priest beatified by Catholic church

DETROIT (AP) --- A priest who wasn't allowed to preach instead turned his ears and heart to the needy. Now, decades after his death, Solanus Casey is on a path to sainthood, celebrated as an incredibly humble man who brought people to God. Father Solanus, as he was known, was beatified Saturday at a Mass attended by more than 60,000 people at a stadium in Detroit where he spent much of his ministry. Pope Francis said he met the requirements to earn the title of "blessed," especially after a woman from Panama was instantly cured of a chronic skin disease while she prayed at his tomb in 2012. The woman, Paula Medina Zarate, had a formal role at the Mass, placing a cross in front ...Keep on reading: ‘Faithful’ Detroit priest beatified by Catholic church.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 19th, 2017

Contraceptive practice a grave moral evil — priest

Father Roberto A. Latorre, former executive secretary of the Episcopal Commission for the Doctrine of the Faith of the CBCP, said this recalling an important point of Pope Francis’ visit here in the country in 2015. #BeFullyInformed Contraceptive practice a grave moral evil — priest Contraceptive practice a “grave moral evil,” said a Catholic priest.… link: Contraceptive practice a grave moral evil — priest.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

Wall’s 23, Beal’s 22 help Wiz beat Lonzo Ball, Lakers 111-95

By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall’s Wizards managed to make a double-digit edge hold up against the Lakers this time, with the All-Star point guard scoring 23 points and Bradley Beal 22 as Washington beat Los Angeles and cold-shooting Lonzo Ball 111-95 on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time). Ball had 10 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. But the No. 2 overall draft pick out of UCLA came in making just 29.5 percent of his field-goal attempts for the Lakers and he was worse against the Wizards, going 3-for-12 — 25 percent. Washington’s Otto Porter Jr. finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds, while Markieff Morris scored 16 points on 6-of-7 shooting, including a pair of three's to open the third quarter. Coming off a home loss in which they never held a lead against the NBA-worst Dallas Mavericks, the Wizards went up by as many as 21 against the Lakers, at 91-70 on Porter’s turnaround fadeaway jumper with about 75 seconds remaining in the third quarter. The Lakers pulled to 93-84 on Julius Randle’s two-handed slam with about 8 minutes left in the game. But a triple by Beal soon built the hosts’ advantage back up to 15 and the outcome was never in doubt the rest of the way. That’s not always been the case for Washington this season, when its defense has seemed to be optional at times. But Washington held the Lakers to 36 percent Thursday (Friday, PHL time). When these teams played each other in Los Angeles last month in the fourth game of the season for each, the Wizards led by 10 points entering the fourth quarter before the Lakers wound up winning 102-99 in overtime. There was plenty of Wall vs. Ball hype leading into that one — initially fueled, not surprisingly, by Ball’s father, LaVar — although their matchup never become the game’s focus. TIP-INS Lakers: Seven players scored at least 10 points apiece, including Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle and Brook Lopez. ... Came in averaging an NBA-high 56 points in the paint and 16 of their first 20 points came that way Thursday (Friday, PHL time). L.A. finished with 48. Wizards: Wall had eight rebounds, four assists, three blocks and two steals. ... Centers Marcin Gortat and Ian Mahinmi combined for 10 points and 11 personal fouls in 44 minutes. UP NEXT Lakers: At the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time) for the third stop in a four-game trip. Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo is the NBA’s leading scorer at 31.9 ppg. Wizards: Host the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time). The Hawks’ 2-9 record is the worst in the Eastern Conference......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 10th, 2017

Holy smoke! Pope Francis bans selling of cigarettes in Vatican

VATICAN CITY, Holy See – Pope Francis has outlawed the sale of cigarettes at the Vatican in a bid to lead by example on healthy living. "The Holy Father has decided that the Vatican will cease to sell cigarettes to employees as of 2018," the Vatican said in a statement on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2017

Put down those smartphones! Pope Francis tells bishops

VATICAN CITY, Holy See – Pope Francis took snap-happy bishops, priests and pilgrims to task on Wednesday, November 8, telling them mass was a time for prayer, not an opportunity to whip out camera phones. "At a certain point the priest leading the ceremony says 'lift up our hearts'. He doesn't ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

Is Pope Francis spreading heresy in the Church?

Last week, our Lord did one last kindness for His loyal servant, Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal. God let His Eminence die. Besides sparing the 86-year-old prelate from days, months, or years of deteriorating mind, body and faculties, our loving Father took him to his eternal reward before an avalanche of disturbing questions, debates, [...] The post Is Pope Francis spreading heresy in the Church? appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 21st, 2017

The will of the father in prayer

George MacDonald wrote, “Man finds it hard to get what he wants, because he does not want the best......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 14th, 2017

Girl hit by foul ball at Yankees game gets game's attention

em>By Larry Neumeister, Associated Press /em> NEW YORK (AP) — It might be the shot heard around the baseball world: the rocket-like foul ball that hit a young girl at a New York Yankees game. In the hours after the girl was struck in the face by the 105-mph screamer, the game's commissioner vowed to push harder for all teams to extend protective netting to the end of the dugouts and the Cincinnati Reds committed to do just that by next year. Several legal observers of baseball, which has long been shielded from lawsuits over fan injuries, saw it as a potential game changer. 'America's pastime is breaking America's heart. That little girl, that's everyone's daughter,' said lawyer Bob Hilliard, who represents fans in a California lawsuit that seeks class action status to sue on behalf of 1,750 fans hit by balls and bats at games each year. The line drive off the bat of Yankees slugger Todd Frazier on Wednesday hit the girl in the face in less than a second, and the game came to a halt as she was treated in the stands. Frazier and other players from the Yankees and Minnesota Twins kneeled in prayer, and many fans were in stunned silence or in tears. The toddler remained hospitalized Thursday. Her father said soon after she was hit, 'She's doing all right. Just keep her in your thoughts.' In a statement Thursday, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred called the events 'extremely upsetting.' 'Over the past few seasons MLB has worked with our clubs to expand the amount of netting in our ballparks,' Manfred said. 'In light of yesterday's event, we will redouble our efforts on this important issue.' About a third of the 30 major league teams, the Yankees not among them, have at the commissioner's urging extended the netting to at least the far end of the dugout. The Reds have promised to do it by next season's Opening Day. Hilliard's lawsuit seeks to go further, to force clubs to extend protective netting from foul pole to foul pole. But like other lawsuits over decades, it was tossed out. An appeal is set to be heard in San Francisco in December. 'A day at the ballpark should not be a game of Russian Roulette, especially for children injured by projectiles in disturbingly disproportionate numbers,' lawyers wrote in court papers seeking the lawsuit's reinstatement. Most of the fans struck by balls and bats at games each year suffer minor injuries, but a few have been critically injured or killed. The more tragic results include a 14-year-old boy who died four days after he was hit on the left side of his head at Dodger Stadium in May 1970 and a 39-year-old woman who died a day after she was struck in the temple by a foul ball at a San Angelo Colts game in 2010. But fans may be unaware of the stark legal reality of baseball: Successfully suing teams over such cases is nearly impossible. The fine print on every baseball ticket comes with a disclaimer that the bearer 'assumes all risk and danger incidental to the game.' For the last century or so, baseball has been virtually immune from such lawsuits because of what has become known as the Baseball Rule. Ed Edmonds, a retired professor of law at Notre Dame Law School who co-authored 'Baseball Meets the Law,' said at least two states, Idaho and Indiana, have turned away from automatic application of the Baseball Rule. But four other states, Arizona, Colorado, Illinois and New Jersey, passed legislation protecting teams from lawsuits. New York real estate executive Andy Zlotnick, who unsuccessfully sued the Yankees after he was hit in the face by a ball at a game six years ago, said he required major reconstructive surgery and still has throbbing pain in his cheek, numbness in his lips and gums, double vision and retina damage. He said he has not gone to a game since. 'Nobody should go to a ballpark and come out without an eye or disabled,' he said. 'Enough is enough.' ___ em>Associated Press writers Fred Lief, Ben Walker, Ron Blum and Howie Rumberg contributed to this story. /em> .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 21st, 2017

Pope leads prayer for Portugal fire victims

LISBON, Portugal  — The Latest on the Portugal forest fires (all times local): 11:30 a.m......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 18th, 2017

Pope leads prayer for Portugal fire victims

LISBON, Portugal  — The Latest on the Portugal forest fires (all times local): 11:30 a.m......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 18th, 2017

Pope prays in silence for all mothers in heaven and on earth

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has invited faithful in St. Peter's Square to join him in silent prayer for each one's own mother, including those in Heaven......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 15th, 2017

Pope condemns migrants’ suffering in Easter prayer

Pope condemns migrants’ suffering in Easter prayer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 15th, 2017

Pope blasts migrant suffering in Easter prayer

Pope blasts migrant suffering in Easter prayer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 15th, 2017

Pope Francis attends Good Friday service recalling Jesus suffering

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has prostrated himself in prayer during a solemn Good Friday service in St. Peter's Basilica.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 14th, 2017

ISIS claims responsibility for Palm Sunday church bombings in Egypt – CNN News

Egypt's President says he will declare a state of emergency after two deadly bombings targeted Coptic Christian churches on Palm Sunday. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks, which were aimed at a vulnerable religious minority on one of the most important days on the Christian calendar. The death toll rose to at least 49 Monday, state media reported. At least 27 people died in a blast inside a church in the northern city of Tanta, and 78 people were injured, according to Egypt's state-run news agency Al-Ahram. In Alexandria, 18 civilians and four police officers were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a Coptic church, Al-Ahram said. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi declared three days of nationwide mourning following the bombings and said a three-month state of emergency would come into force once legal and constitutional measures have been completed. In response to the attacks, the country will also form a supreme council to counter terrorism and extremism, Sisi said on state television Sunday after an emergency meeting of the country's National Defense Council. &'8220;We have to pay attention because of Egypt and Egypt's future. We know this is a big sacrifice but we are capable of facing it,&'8221; he said. &'8220;The attack will not undermine the resolve and true will of the Egyptian people to counter the forces of evil, but will only harden their determination to move forward on their trajectory to realize security, stability and comprehensive development,&'8221; the President said in a statement. In a statement issued on the Telegram messaging platform and circulated by several ISIS supporters, the militant group identified the bombers as Egyptian nationals. Egyptian authorities have not confirmed the bombers' nationalities. ISIS warned of more attacks in its statement. &'8220;The Crusaders and their apostate followers must be aware that the bill between us and them is very large, and they will be paying it like a river of blood from their sons, if God is willing,&'8221; the group said in Arabic. The bombings came on the Sunday before Easter, the day that marks the start of Holy Week for Christians. The first blast ripped through a Palm Sunday service at St. George's Church in Tanta, killing at least 27 and wounding 78 others, state TV reported. An explosive device had been planted under a seat in the main prayer hall, it said. News footage from Tanta showed people gathering at the church, singing hymns. The video then quickly switched to bars as harrowing screams and cries echo in the background. &'8220;Everything is destroyed inside the church,&'8221; said Peter Kamel, who saw the aftermath of the bombing. Its marble pillars were covered with blood, he said. Kamel said that most of the injured appeared to be priests and members of the choir. Not long afterward, a suicide bomber attacked outside St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria, according to state news outlets. &'8220;Everything is destroyed inside the church,&'8221; said Peter Kamel, who saw the aftermath of the bombing. Its marble pillars were covered with blood, he said. Kamel said that most of the injured appeared to be priests and members of the choir. Not long afterward, a suicide bomber attacked outside St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria, according to state news outlets. Police officers who had been posted outside the church stopped a man wearing an explosive belt from entering the church, the Interior Ministry said. Two of those officers, a man and a woman, were killed, along with civilians and other police staff. Egyptian blogger Maged Butter said he saw five or six ambulances and bloodstains 100 meters away from the site of the explosion, which happened near the church gate. He said women were crying and looking for their loved ones and were yelling at police for &'8220;not protecting&'8221; them. &'8220;Every now and then, I see a person crying &'8212; I think they are Christian &'8212; and they keep saying: 'have you seen my family? Have you seen my family?'&'8221; Butter said. Nile and Masriya TV, Egyptian state outlets, aired black banners in the upper left of their newscasts to signify mourning for the victims of both explosions. Fadi Sami heard about the Tanta bombing as he sat in the Alexandria cathedral on Sunday. The head of Egypt's Coptic Church, Pope Tawadros II, was leading Palm Sunday prayers. Though no one announced the Tanta news, Sami said he could hear the sadness in the pope's voice. He left as the pope finished the sermon. Twenty minutes later, a suicide bomber blew himself up at the gate of the church. &'8220;I came back and the area was covered in smoke. The stores around the church were all destroyed,&'8221; he said. &'8220;There were bodies and body parts everywhere, outside and inside the gate. I saw a man put together what was left of his son in a bag.&'8221; Alexandria sits on the Mediterranean and has a large Christian population. Downtown is usually busy but was relatively quiet on Sunday because of the holiday. &'8220;Thank God it is a Sunday, and many shops are closed,&'8221; Butter said. David Saeed said he was sitting in the last row in the church when the bomb went off. &'8220;We were just singing and suddenly in a blink of (an) eye, smoke, fire everywhere. I didn't realize what's happening until I saw blood and organs of our friends scattered over the ground,&'8221; Saeed told CNN. [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2017

Pope at canonization Mass: Prayer isn’t always easy, pray anyway

ROME, Italy &'8212; On Sunday, Pope Francis canonized seven new saints in the Catholic Church, saying that prayer isn’t always a smooth path, but that like the saints, Christ supports us even when it is difficult. “The saints are men and wome.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolmailRelated NewsOct 20th, 2016