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  • Quadragesima Sunday—the First Sunday of Lent (Gueranger)

    02/17/2018 9:05:57 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Violet Semidouble (Privilege of the First Class) THIS SUNDAY, the first of the six which come during Lent, is one of the most solemn throughout the year. It has the same privilege as Passion and Palm Sundays—that is, it never gives place to any Feast, not even to that of the Patron, Titular Saint, or Dedication of the Church. In the ancient Calendars, it is called Invocabit, from the first word of the Introit of the Mass. In the Middle Ages (more especially in France), it was called Brand Sunday, because the young people, who had misconducted themselves during...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Simeon, Bishop and Martyr (Gueranger)

    02/17/2018 9:04:37 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Red Simple HOW VENERABLE OUR SAINT of today, with his hundred and twenty years, and his episcopal dignity, and his Martyr crown! He succeeded the Apostle St. James in the See of Jerusalem; he had known Jesus, and had been his disciple; he was related to Jesus, for he was of the House of David; his father was Cleophas, and his Mother that Mary whom the tie of kindred united so closely to the Blessed Mother of God that she has been called her Sister. What grand titles these of Simeon, who comes with all our other Martyrs of...
  • Are you allowed guns in Russia?

    02/17/2018 8:52:12 PM PST · by hapnHal · 8 replies
    16 Feb 18 | hapnHal
    Are you allowed guns in Russia? Found this information. Individuals are not allowed to carry guns acquired for self-defense; a license only serves as a carrying permit for hunting and sport firearms when these guns need to be transported. Russian citizens may not own guns that shoot in bursts or have magazines with more than a ten-cartridge capacity.
  • Teacher pens FB post about Florida school shooting. It’s gone mega-viral for all the right reasons.

    02/17/2018 8:45:37 PM PST · by TBP · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 17, 2017 | Chris Enloe
    Kelly Guthrie Raley was named “Teacher of the Year” at her Florida school, Eustis Middle School, for the 2017-2018 school year last month, according to Fox News. But now she’s being recognized for her cultural commentary following the tragic Florida school shooting. In a Facebook post that’s gone mega-viral, Ms. Raley analyzes American culture at-large and how it contributed to Wednesday’s shootings and other previous mass shootings. What did she say? Raley did not hold anything back. She wrote: Until we, as a country, are willing to get serious and talk about mental health issues, lack of available care for...
  • Maxine Waters Attended Nation Of Islam Convention Where Farrakhan Defended Suicide Bombers

    02/17/2018 8:41:42 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02-17-2018 | Peter Hasson
    Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters attended a Nation of Islam convention where the hate group’s leader, Louis Farrakhan, defended Palestinian suicide bombers. The convention, which took place in California in 2002, is just the latest tie to emerge between Democrats and the Nation of Islam, a black nationalist group known for being viciously anti-Semitic.
  • Report: Modern Culture Is Not Just Revealing Transgenders, ‘It Is Creating Them’

    02/17/2018 8:17:51 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 17, 2018 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D.
    All scientific evidence indicates that gender identity disorders result principally from cultural causes and moreover, modern society is facilitating them, according to an analysis published Friday. Writing for the Catholic World Report, Anne Hendershott chronicles an exploding “transgender industry” illustrated by a massive surge in the number of referrals for gender-identity treatment, in some cases increasing by as much as 2800 percent in less than ten years. Western societies such as the UK, Sweden, Australia, and the USA have seen a spectacular rise in the number of persons, especially young people, seeking treatment for gender identity issues, paralleling the attention...
  • Video school shooter Nikolas Cruz backyard target practice

    02/17/2018 8:16:19 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 15, 2018 | US Daily
    Valentine's Day killer Nikolas Cruz is revealed doing target practice while shirtless in a backyard. In a clip, taken by a neighbor of Cruz's and obtained by CNN, he is sporting a Make America Great Again cap, in his socks while pumping off rounds in a yard.
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 02-18-18, First Sunday of Lent

    02/17/2018 8:08:31 PM PST · by Salvation · 23 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-18-18 | Revised New American Bible
    February 18, 2018 First Sunday of Lent Reading 1 Gn 9:8-15 God said to Noah and to his sons with him: "See, I am now establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you and with every living creature that was with you: all the birds, and the various tame and wild animals that were with you and came out of the ark.I will establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all bodily creatures be destroyedby the waters of a flood; there shall not be another flood to devastate the earth."God added:"This is the sign that...
  • Father pretends to be 11-year-old daughter to find and attack sexual harasser

    02/17/2018 8:08:24 PM PST · by Enterprise · 16 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | 2-17-2018 | Kathleen Joyce
    Walter Rodriguez said his daughter told him a 29-year-old man named German Acosta, who she met through WhatsApp, was sending inappropriate messages and demanding to meet her, El Pais reported. The girl also said he was trying to convince her to lie to her parents and kept asking for pictures of her in undergarments.
  • Twin Peaks haze hangs over DA's race (Waco)

    02/17/2018 8:04:52 PM PST · by Elderberry · 8 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 2/17/2018 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    Abel Reyna and Barry Johnson both have deep roots in McLennan County. Both men like to talk about their fathers and grandfathers. Reyna's father, Felipe Reyna, is a former McLennan County district attorney and a former justice on the 10th Court of Appeals. His grandfather was the janitor at the McLennan County Courthouse and was loved by county employees. Johnson's father, Joe N. Johnson, was a McLennan County justice of the peace for 24 years and was judge in 170th State District Court for 16 years. His grandfather owned and operated the first service station in Waco at South Fifth...
  • Behind The Sanctimonious Tweets James Comey Has a Very Serious Book Problem…

    02/17/2018 8:01:05 PM PST · by TheConservator · 14 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 02/17/2018 | Sundance
    For over three months there’s been an 800lb gorilla in the corner of the discussion desperately being avoided by an incurious corporate media. In the fall of 2017 Fusion-GPS founder Glenn Simpson and Clinton-Steele Dossier author Christopher Steele were in frequent media stories. However, on December 2nd 2017 the first outline of previously invisible FBI Agent Peter Strzok and FBI Attorney Lisa Page hit the headlines. Pete and Lisa were soon joined by other previous DOJ/FBI invisibles like Bruce Ohr, Nellie Ohr, Jim Rybicki, James Baker and ‘he-who-shall-not-be-named’. Eventually the ripple effect expanded to include David Laufman (DOJ) and Mike...
  • Couple wants to void adoption of ‘mentally ill’ Russian orphans

    02/17/2018 7:57:14 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    New ^ | October 26, 2014 | 6:24am | Tina Traster
    A Long Island couple has asked a judge to vacate the adoption of two Russian-born children who suffer from serious mental disorders and are now living in state institutions. In a rare move, Nassau County Surrogate’s Judge Edward McCarty III will keep his courtroom open for the case, which starts this month, citing public ­interest in the “disturbing facts” surrounding the adoption, including the allegation that adoption agencies pulled a “bait and switch.” Russian adoptions have made headlines in recent years, with several adopted children dying in the custody of their new American parents, and a Tennessee mother returning her...
  • Sadece Sen - Outstanding Turkish Movie

    02/17/2018 7:52:43 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 2 replies
    Netflix | 2014
    Sadece Sen is an outstanding movie. A young man with a violent and hidden past falls in love with a blind woman. Can't tell you any more - you have to watch this one. It will not be a waste of time.
  • Trump: Dems could have passed gun control under Obama

    02/17/2018 7:47:17 PM PST · by McGruff · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/17/18 | Max Greenwood
    President Trump on Saturday blamed Democrats for failing to act to strengthen gun restrictions under the Obama administration, accusing them of using the issue as a political talking point. "Just like they don’t want to solve the DACA problem, why didn’t the Democrats pass gun control legislation when they had both the House & Senate during the Obama Administration. Because they didn’t want to, and now they just talk!" Trump tweeted.
  • Major Irish media forced to retract ‘fake’ poll claiming most doctors support abortion

    02/17/2018 7:37:43 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 8 replies
    Lifesite news ^ | February 13th 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    An Irish newspaper was forced to retract an article after it admitted that it had published a fake poll about abortion, misleading its readers into believing a majority of Irish doctors support the abortion of pre-born babies in the first trimester. The Irish Examiner splashed the headline "75% of doctors support 12-week access to abortion" over its front page on February 8. The sub-heading read: "Poll of 400 medics shows support for liberalising abortion regime", and claimed that "three out of every four GPs and hospital consultants are in favour of allowing unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks...
  • Fart attack: Plane makes emergency landing after passenger refuses to stop breaking wind on flight

    02/17/2018 7:36:42 PM PST · by sockmonkey · 33 replies
    International Business Times ^ | February 17, 2018 | Staff Reporter
    A low-cost Dutch airliner flying from Dubai to Amsterdam had to be diverted and was forced to make an emergency landing in Vienna after a fight between passengers broke out in mid-air. The reason for the altercation: one of the passengers refused to stop farting. The pilot of the Transavia Airlines flight decided to make the unscheduled stop in Austria after things got a little out of hand during the journey. The Daily Mail, quoting Dutch news outlet De Telegraaf, reported that two Dutchmen objected when a flatulent co-passenger seated next to them kept
  • Before three years, it is best not to expose children to the TV

    02/17/2018 7:29:23 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 8 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb 17 2018 - 10:25pm | Lena Kirakosyan
    Even in France, known for its liberal approach to many things related to children and upbringing a new campaign calls to restrict children's screen time. Smartphone, TV, computer: a new campaign calls for more restricted use to preserve health The total time we spend online is more than 5 hours per day. Whether it's our smartphones, our computers, our televisions, we are surrounded by screens. This is not without presenting a danger to our health. Too much time spent in front of screens can cause an increase in sedentary lifestyle, the risk of musculoskeletal disorders, or endanger vision. Before three...
  • Florida student Emma Gonzalez to lawmakers and gun advocates: 'We call BS'

    02/17/2018 7:22:38 PM PST · by Innovative · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. 17, 2018 | CNN
    Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, addressed a gun control rally on Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, days after a gunman entered her school in nearby Parkland and killed 17 people. Below is a full transcript of her speech: We haven't already had a moment of silence in the House of Representatives, so I would like to have another one. Thank you. Every single person up here today, all these people should be home grieving. But instead we are up here standing together because if all our government and President can do is send thoughts and...
  • Sarah Palin was mocked in '08 for saying Putin invade Ukraine if Obama elected

    02/17/2018 7:08:11 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Tony Lee
    Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin warned that if Senator Barack Obama were elected president, his “indecision” and “moral equivalence” may encourage Russia’s Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine. Palin said then: After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama’s reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia’s Putin to invade Ukraine next. For those comments, she was mocked by the high-brow Foreign Policy magazine and its editor Blake Hounshell, who now is one of the editors of Politico magazine. Hounshell wrote then that Palin’s comments were “strange” and...
  • MAKE DATING GREAT AGAIN: Dating Site For Trump Supporters Officially Launches

    02/17/2018 7:05:59 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    Trump.Dating is a new, full-service online dating site aimed specifically at draining the dating swamp by providing out-and-proud Trump supporters with a place to connect with like-minded people. It officially its virtual doors this week to all America-first individuals looking for love. Based on the overwhelming empirical evidence that like-minded people have a far better chance at success in a relationship today, Trump.Dating was made by patriots, for patriots, passionate about putting America first in their future. “Political leanings are part of each and every person’s foundation,” said Sean McGrossier, founder and owner of Trump.Dating. “Every Trump supporter in America...