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August 08, 2018, 02:38:10 am suzytr says: Hello, any good churches in the Sacto, CA area, also looking in Reno NV, thanks in advance and God Bless you Smiley
January 29, 2018, 01:21:57 am Christian40 says: It will be interesting to see what happens this year Israel being 70 years as a modern nation may 14 2018
October 17, 2017, 01:25:20 am Christian40 says: It is good to type Mark is here again!  Smiley
October 16, 2017, 03:28:18 am Christian40 says: anyone else thinking that time is accelerating now? it seems im doing days in shorter time now is time being affected in some way?
September 24, 2017, 10:45:16 pm Psalm 51:17 says: The specific rule pertaining to the national anthem is found on pages A62-63 of the league rulebook. It states: “The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem. “During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.”
September 20, 2017, 04:32:32 am Christian40 says: "The most popular Hepatitis B vaccine is nothing short of a witch’s brew including aluminum, formaldehyde, yeast, amino acids, and soy. Aluminum is a known neurotoxin that destroys cellular metabolism and function. Hundreds of studies link to the ravaging effects of aluminum. The other proteins and formaldehyde serve to activate the immune system and open up the blood-brain barrier. This is NOT a good thing."
September 19, 2017, 03:59:21 am Christian40 says: bbc international did a video about there street preaching they are good witnesses
September 14, 2017, 08:06:04 am Psalm 51:17 says: bro Mark Hunter on YT has some good, edifying stuff too.
September 14, 2017, 04:31:26 am Christian40 says: i have thought that i'm reaping from past sins then my life has been impacted in ways from having non believers in my ancestry.
September 11, 2017, 06:59:33 am Psalm 51:17 says: The law of reaping and sowing. It's amazing how God's mercy and longsuffering has hovered over America so long. (ie, the infrastructure is very bad here b/c for many years, they were grossly underspent on. 1st Tim 6:10, the god of materialism has its roots firmly in the West) And remember once upon a time ago when shacking up b/w straight couples drew shock awe?

Exodus 20:5  Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
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« Reply #30 on: September 23, 2015, 02:27:59 pm »

Obama, Pope Francis praise each other on climate change

WASHINGTON — Amid the pageantry of Pope Francis' visit to the White House,  President Obama received a rare papal endorsement Wednesday of his action to stem climate and tackle other global challenges.

"Your Holiness, in your words and deeds, you set a profound moral example," Obama said during a welcome ceremony that drew thousands of people to the South Lawn. "And in these gentle but firm reminders of our obligations to God and to one another, you are shaking us out of complacency."

In thanking the president, Francis offered a forceful endorsement of his host's proposals "for reducing air pollution" and described climate change as "a problem which can no longer be left to our future generation."

Referring to the planet Earth, Francis said that "when it comes to the care of our 'common home,' we are living at a critical moment of history."

The pope, who has criticized as aspects of capitalism, also urged a serious examination "not only of the kind of world we may be leaving to our children, but also to the millions of people living under a system which has overlooked them."

Citing U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., Francis claimed that "we can say that we have defaulted on a promissory note, and now is the time to honor it." Making his first extended speech in English, the pontiff said that American Catholics "are committed to building a society which is truly tolerant and inclusive, to safeguarding the rights of individuals and communities, and to rejecting every form of unjust discrimination."

As he prepares to address a joint session of Congress on Thursday, Francis said he will speak to lawmakers "as a brother of this country, to offer words of encouragement to those called to guide the nation's political future in fidelity to its founding principles."

After the 40-minute ceremony, the president and the pope walked into the White House residence and then along the Rose Garden colonnade to the Oval Office, where they held a private meeting.

Afterward, the White House issued a list of "shared values and commitments" discussed by Obama and Francis. It included calls to help refugees from war-torn Syria, protect religious minorities in the Middle East, improve U.S-Cuban relations, provide opportunities for at-risk youth, promote sustainable development, and end poverty.

Obama also gave the pontiff a pair of gifts: A metal sculpture of an ascending dove, the international symbol of peace; and a key from the Maryland home of Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first native-born American to be declared a saint. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Mother Seton's canonization. The key dates from 1809.

In his remarks on the South Lawn, Obama praised the pope while referencing his calls to help immigrants and refugees, protect religious liberty, and improve U.S. relations with Cuba (site of the pope's first stop on his trip).

The president told Francis that "we support your call to all world leaders to support the communities most vulnerable to changing climate, and to come together to preserve our precious world for future generations."

More than 11,000 people swarmed the South Lawn to welcome the pontiff. Many guests had lined up at checkpoints around the White House complex well before 3 a.m. The crowd packed the entire South Lawn, with another large group across the street on the Ellipse.

As the crowd awaited the pope, a red-jacketed Marine Band played martial music, a color guard carried the U.S. and Vatican flags, and military trumpeters positioned themselves on the portico of the White House.

Vice President Biden, wife Jill Biden, and Cabinet members streamed toward a seating section close to a small stage .

Among the guests: Ethel Kennedy, widow of assassinated Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, the former U.S. attorney general and brother of the late president John F. Kennedy.

Light blue-and-white Argentine flags and soccer jerseys dotted the south lawn as people celebrated the arrival of the Argentine pope with rosaries, crosses and U.S. and Vatican flags. A few had seats on bleachers erected for the occasion, but most stood for hours waiting for the pope.

Jeffrey Richardson, who lined up outside the White House at 2 a.m. in order to get a front-row standing position, wore an Argentinian soccer jersey that belonged to his gay partner before he died of cancer in 2005.

"He was Argentine, and he was born and raised Catholic, but he drifted away from the church — I think he'd be encouraged by the pope's message," said Richardson, 37, of Washington.

That message includes  an attention to issues of poverty, he said, but also making the church more open. "We have a long way to go, clearly," he said.

Richardson, who is not Catholic, said Francis's visit was "more personal, more spiritual, than political" to him.

Amid heavy security in a long motorcade, the small Fiat that served as the Popemobile rolled up to the south entrance to the White House shortly after 9:20 a.m.

As the crowd cheered and screamed Francis' name, Obama attributed the frenzy to both the pope's stature and his "unique qualities" as a person.

"In your humility, your embrace of simplicity, in the gentleness of your words and the generosity of your spirit, we see a living example of Jesus' teachings, a leader whose moral authority comes not just through words but also through deeds," Obama said.

In his remarks on the South Lawn, Obama reminded Francis he is the first pope from the Americas, making his first visit to the United States, as well as "the first pontiff to share an Encyclical through a Twitter account." (Francis is also the third pope to visit the White House.)

The ceremony resembled the White House welcomes for other world leaders, complete with both national anthems and military marching to fife-and-drum music. One departure at this particular event: The leaders did not do a troop review, seeing as how the Pope controls no armed forces.

"Our backyard is not typically this crowded," Obama said in his remarks. "But the size and spirit of today's gathering is just a small reflection of the deep devotion of some 70 million American Catholics."
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