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Religious The sexual abuse crisis has had a heavy impact on Catholic church finances. From 2004 to 2020, dioceses and religious orders in the U.S. spent $4.3 billion on costs related to abuse allegations, mostly in payments to victims and attorneys’ fees. Thirty-one (31) dioceses and religious orders in the U.S. have sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to Pennsylvania State University. Pew Research found that 26% of U.S. Catholics have reduced the amount of money they donate to their parish in []

Today In Prophecy

The Demise of Communism “Let every soul be in subjection to the higher authorities: for there is no power but of God; and theauthorities that be are ordained of God (Romans 13:1, all scriptures are from the Revised VersionImproved and Corrected) At midnight on December 31, 1991, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) officially ended, amidst fireworks over the Kremlin. Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev’s policy of glasnost (openness) failed as a last-ditch alternative to save the government following revolution and rejection []

Unlocking Humility

A Vital Christian Grace “Serving the LORD with all humility of mind” (Acts 20:19). By Stephen Jeuck Humility is regarded by God as an indispensable quality of character required of every footstep follower of Christ, if they are to prove faithful to their vow of consecration. The Apostle Peter wrote, “Be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time” []

The Tragedy of “Not Quite”

Struggle of the Mind “That righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day” (2 Peter 2:8). By Rick Suraci We live in an age of compromise and rationalization. It is one thing to make compromises that serve both sides of an issue, while not compromising Christian principles. It is entirely another thing to rationalize our stand on things. Compromising occurs between disagreeing sides. Rationalizing takes place in the mind. To rationalize is to []

Present Yourself Approved to God

Earnest Effort “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15). By Dan Wesol This scripture can be divided into five primary parts to better understand and apply it. (1) Study — Study the Word of God, the Holy Scriptures, and our own conduct. Does our conduct match what we study in the Scriptures? If not, why not? Our conduct must change to match what the Scriptures []