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  • Royal Wedding Bishop to Lead Anti-Trump Protest

    05/24/2018 10:30:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Bishop Michael Curry is using the attention he received while presiding over the Royal Wedding to lead a new anti-Trump protest. According to sources, Curry and other Chrisitan leaders will host a candlelight vigil to protest the “dangerous crisis of moral and political leadership at the highest levels of our government and in our churches” — crises that put “the soul of the nation and the integrity of faith” at stake. The event will kick off with a church service beforehand right in front of Lafayette Square, which is across the street from the White House. Who’s going?
  • 'They are our brothers': Rohingya refugees find rare welcome in Aceh {Indonesia province}

    05/24/2018 10:27:28 PM PDT · by Cronos
    The Guardian ^ | 25 May 2018 | Krithika Varaguer
    ...They had set off for Malaysia where families and jobs were waiting. Instead they arrived in Indonesia’s Aceh province, on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra. The deeply conservative Islamic province is home to Sharia law and remembered worldwide as the epicentre of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami. But it is also one of the only places in the world to openly welcome Rohingya refugees, whom many Acehnese regard as their Muslim brothers and sisters. Refugee boats have been turned away from Thailand and Malaysia, but in Aceh arrivals have been met with generous donations and fellowship ever...
  • Who betrayed Anne Frank? Book claims to shed new light {Nazis alerted by Jewish collaborator}

    05/24/2018 10:23:39 PM PDT · by Cronos
    The Guardian ^ | 25 May 2018 | Daniel Boffey
    A new book has provided what it claims is fresh evidence that Anne Frank and her family were betrayed by a Jewish woman who was executed after the second world war for collaborating with Nazis. The mystery of how the Franks were found in a secret annex in a building on Amsterdam’s Prinsengracht in August 1944 has thwarted formal investigations and troubled academics ever since. The involvement of Ans van Dijk, who was executed in 1948 after admitting to collaborating in the capture of 145 people, including her own brother and his family, had been previously claimed. But, the Anne...
  • Are Angels Slaves

    05/24/2018 10:23:29 PM PDT · by Hoosier-Daddy · 2 replies
    A thought that came to me. Vanity.
  • Brexit: UK official warns EU over talks 'insult'

    05/24/2018 9:48:28 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies
    bbc.com ^ | May, 25, 2018 | BBC
    UK officials have warned the EU that its approach to Brexit negotiations risks damaging its security and economic relationship. It comes as a senior EU official said the UK was living in a "let's just keep everything we have now... fantasy". A UK official described those remarks as "laughable" and warned against "trying to insult us". Meanwhile the UK says the EU should repay £1bn if it is excluded from the Galileo satellite navigation system. In a briefing on Thursday, following three days of Brexit talks, a senior EU official told journalists the UK was in a fantasy that everything...
  • Gaza ministry removes baby from list of people killed by Israeli army

    05/24/2018 9:47:10 PM PDT · by Cronos · 2 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 24 May 2018 | Hazem Balousha, Oliver holmes
    Gaza’s Hamas-run health ministry has said it has removed an eight-month-old baby from a list of people killed by Israeli troops while authorities investigate to determine the cause of death. The ministry announced last week that Leila al-Ghandour died from teargas inhalation during a 14 May demonstration along the frontier, where it said Israeli fire killed more than 60 people. A doctor was later anonymously cited by the Associated Press as saying the infant had a pre-existing medical condition and that he did not believe teargas caused her death. Ministry spokesperson Dr Ashraf al-Qidra said an investigation was now being...
  • Needles, drug baggies and blood all over the walls after Starbucks opens its bathrooms to everyone

    05/24/2018 9:26:21 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 24, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    You’re gonna love the new Starbucks! Starbucks recently enacted their “Third Place Policy” which means employees should consider anyone who enters the establishment a customer regardless whether they make a purchase. “We are committed to creating a culture of warmth and belonging where everyone is welcome,” Starbucks said. Because customers who pay north of $5.00 for a fancy latte want to have a side of syringes. Starbucks enacted this policy after they faced a huge backlash when two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia location. This new policy is not only upsetting Starbucks employees, but paying customers as well,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-25-18, OM, St. Bede/Ven., St. George VII, St. MM dePazzi

    05/24/2018 9:23:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 18 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-25-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 25, 2018 Friday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jas 5:9-12 Do not complain, brothers and sisters, about one another,that you may not be judged.Behold, the Judge is standing before the gates.Take as an example of hardship and patience, brothers and sisters,the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.Indeed we call blessed those who have persevered.You have heard of the perseverance of Job,and you have seen the purpose of the Lord,because the Lord is compassionate and merciful. But above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear,either by heaven or by earth or...
  • Pelosi: ‘When There’s a Democratic President, the Deficit Goes Down’

    05/24/2018 9:16:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 24, 2018 | 12:51 PM EDT | CNSNews.com Staff
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said during a “town hall meeting” on CNN on Wednesday night that when there is a Democratic president the federal deficit goes down. “It’s counterintuitive in people’s minds that the Democrats are the deficit reduction folks,” said Pelosi. “But the fact is, you look, when there’s a Democratic president, that the deficit goes down, when the Republicans are in power, they give tax cuts at the high end, all kinds of other things, and the deficit, the debt, the national debt goes up.” The historical data published by the White House Office of Management and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal: Greater access to Communion challenges church teaching

    05/24/2018 9:10:47 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    BUCKFASTLEIGH, England — Holy Communion is exclusively for Catholics in a state of grace and not something to be shared between friends like beer or cake, said a former senior adviser to two popes. Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze said any moves to give greater access to Communion to divorced and remarried Catholics and to non-Catholic spouses of Catholics represented "serious" challenges to the teaching of the church on the Eucharist. In a May 23 interview with Catholic News Service, he implicitly objected to interpretations of Pope Francis' 2016 apostolic exhortation "Amoris Laetitia" that would permit divorced and remarried Catholics who...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Gregory the Seventh, Pope and Confessor (Gueranger)

    05/24/2018 9:05:55 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double OUR EASTER CALENDAR has already given us the two great Popes, Leo the Great and Pius the Fifth; it bids us, today, pay honor to the glorious memory of Gregory the Seventh. These three names represent the action of the Papacy, dating from the period of the Persecutions. The mission divinely put upon the successors of St. Peter is this: the maintaining intact the truths of Faith, and the defending the Liberty of the Church. St. Leo courageously and eloquently asserted the ancient Faith, which was called in question by the heretics of those days; St. Pius...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Urban, Pope and Martyr (Gueranger)

    05/24/2018 9:05:50 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Commemoration THIS DAY IS BEAUTIFIED by the triumph of two sainted Popes; and the Seventh Gregory, when he quitted this earth, was introduced into the court of Heaven by one of the predecessors. Urban was a Martyr by the shedding of his blood; Gregory was a Martyr by the sufferings he had to endure during his whole pontificate. Both fought for the same glorious cause. Urban laid down his life, rather than obey an earthly potentate, who bade him degrade himself by adoring an idol; Gregory preferred to endure every temporal suffering, rather than allow the Church to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Friday in Whitsun Week (Gueranger)

    05/24/2018 9:05:46 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Semidouble Veni, sancte Spiritus, reple tuorum corda fidelium, et tui amoris in eis ignem accende. Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of thy faithful, and enkindle within them the fire of thy love. SO FAR, we have considered the action of the Holy Ghost in the Church; we must now study its workings in the soul of the Christian. Here, also, we shall find fresh motives for admiration and gratitude towards this Divine Paraclete, who so graciously condescends to minister to us in all our necessities, and lead us to the glorious end for which we were...
  • NTSB Report On Fatal Uber Crash In Tempe Arizona

    05/24/2018 9:05:03 PM PDT · by Moonman62 · 27 replies
    NTSB ^ | 05/24/2018 | NTSB
    About 9:58 p.m., on Sunday, March 18, 2018, an Uber Technologies, Inc. test vehicle, based on a modified 2017 Volvo XC90 and operating with a self-driving system in computer control mode, struck a pedestrian on northbound Mill Avenue, in Tempe, Maricopa County, Arizona. The Uber test vehicle was occupied by one vehicle operator, a 44-year-old female. No passengers were in the vehicle. In the area of the crash, northbound Mill Avenue consists of two left-turn lanes, two through lanes, and one bike lane. The crash occurred before the formation of a right-turn lane. Roadway lighting was present. The posted speed...
  • 1 Corinthians Ch. 15

    05/24/2018 8:56:34 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 1 replies
    1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: 5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil - (5/25/2018) [Prayer]

    05/24/2018 8:53:00 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 6 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 25 May 2018 | NEWwoman
    The “Donald Trump/Mike Pence Prayer Vigil” and “Heroes and Nation Prayer Thread” have combined to form the AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL prayer thread! Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for our President and Vice President and for AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 JOHN 5:14 Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. In memory of soldiers killed in action Good Luck Everyone - Blackadder – BBC (Going over the...
  • Norway registers lowest quarterly birth rate since 1985

    05/24/2018 8:52:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 22 May 2018 16:53 CEST+02:00
    Fewer births and more deaths have resulted in the lowest birth rate in 33 years being registered in Norway for the first three months of 2018. But the population of the country is growing overall as a result of immigration, news agency NTB reports. Net migration to Norway during the first quarter of this year was 5,500, but the net population change caused by births and deaths was just 1,700, according to figures from Statistics Norway (SSB). That compares with 2,400 in 2017 and 3,500 in 2016. The figure for net migration was a result of a total number of...
  • Russia quietly conducted the world's longest surface-to-air missile test

    05/24/2018 8:49:23 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 9 replies
    Russia quietly conducted the world's longest surface-to-air missile test, according to sources with direct knowledge of U.S. intelligence concerning the weapons program. The S-500 surface-to-air missile system successfully struck a target 299 miles away, which the U.S. assessed is 50 miles further than any known test, said the sources, who spoke to CNBC on the condition of anonymity. Russia claims that the ground-based missile system is capable of intercepting hypersonic missiles, drones and aircraft as well as stealth warplanes like the F-22 and the F-35. The S-500 system would expand the Kremlin's capabilities to engage multiple targets with precision strikes.
  • Dog attacks its family of four in Florissant, sending three to hospital (Missouri)

    05/24/2018 8:41:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | May 23, 2018 | Christine Byers
    A pit bull-bulldog mix... attacked its own family of four Monday, sending three people to the hospital to be treated for their wounds. One adult and two teens, ages 16 and 13, were taken to the hospital to be treated ... Family identified the animal to police as a pit bull. Animal control called it a pit bull-American bulldog mix. ... Another adult in the home also was attacked, but was not taken to a hospital, he said. The dog is now in the custody of the St. Louis County Health Department... Florissant had an ordinance banning pit bulls, but...
  • Hateful John McCain to Trump Supporters in New Book: “Go To Hell”

    05/24/2018 8:35:27 PM PDT · by MNDude · 53 replies
    The “great” (sarcasm intended) Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has personally penned a message to Trump supporters who are furious over his hatred for Donald Trump - in which he passed along a fraudulent Fusion GPS Dossier to the FBI - and that message is: “Go to hell.” It's amazing that Senator McCain can claim he's ill and unable to appear for his taxpayer-financed career in Congress, but simultaneously send out tweets daily, and also write and publish a book which attacks both President Trump and the American people. McCain confesses in the new book that the information from Fusion GPS,...