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  • How Does Pride Accumulate in Our Life? A Reflection on a Teaching by St. Bernard of Clairvaux

    02/25/2015 6:27:05 AM PST · by Salvation · 20 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-24-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    How Does Pride Accumulate in Our Life? A Reflection on a Teaching by St. Bernard of Clairvaux By: Msgr. Charles PopeSo you think the idea of the “Twelve Steps” is new? Well, if you think you’ve got a new idea, go back and see how the Greeks put it, or in this case how the Medieval Latins put it. St. Bernard of Clairvaux identified twelve steps up the mountain of pride in his work Steps of Humility and Pride.In today’s post, we focus on the Twelve Steps of Pride. Tomorrow, we’ll tackle the Twelve Steps of Humility (from St. Benedict’s rule). ...
  • Catalog of Sin All Items are in Stock, Free Shipping and Handling from the Supplier

    11/18/2014 7:50:17 AM PST · by Salvation · 99 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-17-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Catalog of Sin – All Items are in Stock, Free Shipping and Handling from the Supplier By: Msgr. Charles PopeThe video at the bottom of the page is something of a spoof on drug commercials, treating sin like a drug. Wait till you hear the side-effects disclaimer at the end. I also thought today of doing a little post on the sins that cry to heaven for vengeance since I was talking to a parishioner today, who is suffering because his employer has not paid him for three weeks. The employer, a shipping agency says this is  due to “administrative...
  • Review: Wolf of Wall Street

    12/25/2013 9:37:42 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 96 replies
    vanity | 12-25-13 | self
    My husband and I and 2 friends walked out of "Wolf of Wall Stret", the new DiCaprio flic, about 10 minutes into the movie. We absolutely could not stand the constant barrage of obscene language and visuals. I have never seen anything so obnoxious in my life and refused to ruin Christmas Day with such garbage. We complained at the box office and got our money back. Now, I'm about ready to write to the movie theatre and newspaper to warn others about this offensive movie. The interesting thing is that I'd seen a trailer for this movie last week,...
  • On Sloth and the Noonday Devil

    06/10/2013 3:52:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 6/9/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    One of the more misunderstood of the deadly sins is sloth. In the wider culture sloth is often equated simply with laziness.But sloth has a lot more subtleties than simple laziness. In fact, sloth can sometimes manifest as workaholism and other frantic worldly activities and busyness.This is because sloth is most fundamentally defined as a sorrow or aversion to the good things that God offers such as a moral life, and deeper spiritual fruitfulness etc. There are some who find such things unappealing, and instead of joyfully accepting these gifts, they are sorrowful toward them or averse. One way to...
  • Irvine Mother Covers Home In Rainbow Lights After Gay Pride Flag Sparks Neighbor Complaints

    12/24/2013 7:20:05 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | December 23, 2013 11:19 PM
    IRVINE (CBSLA.com) — An Irvine woman who adorned her home with rainbow bulbs has sparked a controversy in her neighborhood. Dr. Mary Pham had no intention of covering her Irvine home with rainbow Christmas lights. But she says when the rainbow flag she displays on her home sparked hate mail and neighbors’ complaints, she decided it was time to make a statement. “Pride,” said Pham. “Pride for my home, pride for all my friends.” Pham, a straight woman and single mother, said her gay friends inspired her to display the rainbow flag and lights with pride. “Since it’s Christmas, let’s...
  • Worlds 100 richest earned enough in 2012 to end global poverty 4 times over

    01/20/2013 9:50:34 AM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 91 replies
    RT.com ^ | 20 January, 2013, 15:46
    The world's 100 richest people earned a stunning total of $240 billion in 2012 enough money to end extreme poverty worldwide four times over, Oxfam has revealed, adding that the global economic crisis is further enriching the super-rich. The richest 1 percent has increased its income by 60 percent in the last 20 years with the financial crisis accelerating rather than slowing the process, while the income of the top 0.01 percent has seen even greater growth, a new Oxfam report said. For example, the luxury goods market has seen double-digit growth every year since the crisis hit, the...
  • Cory Booker: Raising taxes on the rich is about patriotism, not class warfare.

    09/05/2012 11:53:59 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/4/2012 | Holly Bailey
    CHARLOTTE, N.C.Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker delivered a passionate defense of Democratic efforts to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans, insisting it's about love of country. "Being asked to pay your fair share isn't class warfare. It's patriotism," Booker said, disputing an attack line often mentioned by Mitt Romney and his GOP allies. Everyone, Booker argued, must pay their "fair share" at a time when the country is facing the enormous burden of paying down debts incurred by two wars.
  • Gilligan's Island And The 7 Deadly Sins

    06/30/2010 11:35:52 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 66 replies · 1+ views
    If I described to you a hit television show with deep Christian underpinnings and hidden meanings about a bunch of people being stranded on a strange island which had some audience speculating that the characters were in "Hell," what show would you say we were discussing? Gilligan's Island, of course. Sherwood Schwartz, the creator of Gilligan's Island, said he patterned the seven stranded castaways after the seven deadly sins but he didn't admit it until years later in his book about the show. I'm sure you can attribute the sins to the proper characters but here they are: The Professor...
  • Move over Meredith(Seven deadly sins of banking)

    04/07/2009 12:15:13 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 513+ views
    FT Alphaville ^ | Neil Hume | 04/06/09
    Move over Meredith Posted by Neil Hume on Apr 06 16:19. theres another bank slayer in town, and his name is Mike Mayo. The former Deutsche Bank analyst has re-launched his coverage of the sector at his new employer, CLSA, with a note titled the Seven deadly sins of banking. And Mayo, who was a virulent critic of ex-Merrill boss John Thain and anathema to Chuck Prince, can barely find a positive thing to say about the sector. Of the 11 banks he is now following all are rated either sell or underperform and his forecasts are also mostly below...
  • Vatican Announces Seven New Deadly Sins

    03/10/2008 10:55:06 AM PDT · by Reeses · 174 replies · 3,680+ views
    All Headline News ^ | March 10, 2008 | Isabelle Duerme - AHN News Writer
    Vatican City (AHN) - In an attempt to give moral and ethical behavior more significance to current times, the Vatican has recently announced seven new deadly sins, published in an issue of the L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican's official newspaper. The revision of the list comes after 1,500 years, with Vatican officials explaining that the new items address a global "secular" society bent on the concerns in the age of globalization. The sins are said to be an address to the "decreasing sense of sin" in the modern world. "The sins of today have a social resonance as well as an...
  • BILL CLINTON - 42nd PRESIDENT, 1993-2001

    06/23/2006 4:23:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 151 replies · 4,892+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 23, 2006 | JASMIN K. WILLIAMS
    WILLIAM Jefferson Blythe III was born on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Ark. After his mother remarried, he took the family surname, Clinton. Clinton was a good student. He enjoyed playing the saxophone and even considered a professional musical career. While in high school, a fortuitous meeting with President John Kennedy led him to choose a life of public service.