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  • Anyone out there fans of Downton Abbey? New Season 4 episodes available legally online(vanity)

    11/09/2013 6:34:59 AM PST · by mkleesma · 27 replies
    no one ^ | yoday | me
    I'm guessing there are at least a few Downton Abbey fans out there, and you're probably eagerly waiting for Season 4 to start in January on PBS. Well, in the UK they are already well into Season 4, currently up to episode 7, and you can LEGALLY view the new season (as well as catch up on any of the old episodes) at . Here's the direct link to "Downtown Abbey" (as my son calls it): Enjoy!
  • St. Joseph Abbey monks can legally sell caskets (SCOTUS rejects LA funeral dir board rq for hearing

    10/19/2013 1:45:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    nola ^ | October 15, 2013 | Heather Nolan
    The St. Joseph Abbey monks will be able to legally sell handcrafted caskets from their St. Tammany Parish monastery near Covington after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a request by Louisiana's board of funeral directors to overturn an appeals court ruling that allowed the monks to sell caskets without a funeral director's license."We're just happy to know that our economic liberty has been protected, and we're also happy to know that maybe we've helped secure the rights of others," Abbot Justin Brown said of the Supreme Court's decision. "It's a good feeling. It does...hopefully put this issue to rest."The Louisiana...
  • Iconic Hollywood Hotspot Sued Over Alleged Rapes

    04/04/2013 5:57:40 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 11 replies ^ | Thursday, April 4, 2013 | TMZ
    Two women have filed a lawsuit, claiming they were drugged and raped by employees of one of the hottest restaurant/bars in Hollywood -- The Abbey. The club has been a fixture in West Hollywood for more than 15 years. According to the lawsuit ... a gay woman who says she had never had sexual relations with a man was at The Abbey with her girlfriend in November, 2011. She says she and her GF had a fight, which upset the alleged victim. She ordered a drink at the bar and claims it was laced with a date rape drug. The...
  • This Side of Eden: A True Feast for the Senses (Westminster Abbey, Hamilton BC)

    03/30/2013 7:14:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies
    Salt and Light ^ | March 29, 2013 | Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB
    On a hill overlooking the Fraser Valley in Mission, British Columbia is a remarkable center of life, prayer, work, hope, and peace known as Westminster Abbey. Considered to be Mission's most famous landmark, with its striking bell tower and austere yet modern church, this renowned Benedictine monastery attracts thousands of visitors annually. Why do so many people make the journey up the hill in such great numbers? What are they seeking? Whom are they seeking?Monasticism, though still a curiosity, is more and more an attractive curiosity. Monasticism sinks its roots into the real world of God by seeking an...
  • Storming Heilegenkreuz: Austrian Monastery's Vocations Explode

    08/27/2010 11:04:20 AM PDT · by 0beron · 4 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 08/26/2010 | Tancred
    88 Monks, average age 47: "It is above all the Liturgy in the Gregorian Choir as well as our loyalty to the Pope and the Church's teachings", said P Karl Wallner. Vienna ( Press) IN the Cistercian Monastery of Heiligenkreuz in the Vienna Wood, the number of Monks has risen to 88, which means a doubling in the last year, and the highest manpower in its almost 900 year history. The average age of the Monks is 47 years. "Such a wave of young people who want to participate in our life hasn't happened since the Middle Ages,' exclaimed P....
  • FINALLY - a Catholic College With Courage

    11/06/2009 2:17:58 PM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 6 replies · 417+ views
    TFP Student Action ^ | 11/06/09 | TFP Student Action
    Tell Belmont Abbey College: "I'm proud of you!" Help this faithful college resist the culture of death by signing an instant e-card:"I’m proud of you!" Notre Dame betrayed its Catholic identity, but Belmont Abbey College stayed faithful and now needs our urgent prayers and encouragement. Please let me explain:  This small liberal arts college in North Carolina with 1,600 students is holding firm to its Catholic identity by refusing to pay for abortion, contraception and sterilization in its healthcare plan. As a result, this brave college is now facing persecution.  In fact, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)...
  • The EcoTerrorist Anthrax Connection

    10/23/2001 4:49:01 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 56 replies · 1,641+ views ^ | October 23, 2001 | Tom DeWeese
    While the remains of the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York and Washington, DC's Pentagon are "ground zero" for the horrible destruction wrought by foreign terrorists, the nation's forests, research labs, resorts and housing developments have long been "ground zero" for domestic environmentally-driven "ecoterrorists." There may be diabolical links between the two forces. There is a strong possibility that Animal Liberation Front (ALF) terrorists have come into possession of Anthrax as the result of having invaded laboratories that have been researching the disease. This certainly merits investigation as a source for the Anthrax attacks. The fact ...
  • The Cistercian monks being groomed for music stardom

    05/18/2008 5:59:29 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies · 276+ views
    Times Online ^ | May 17, 2008 | Emma Pomfret
    A choir of Cistercian monks is being groomed for chart stardom. Our correspondent discovers how they are coping Within minutes of arriving at the monastery in the Vienna Forest, I see a clutch of men wearing lederhosen, while an oompah band tunes up for the May Day fair. I’m starting to suspect the record company of doing a deal with the Austrian tourist board. As first reported in The Times in March, the Stift Heiligenkreuz monastery is the home of Universal Classics’ latest unlikely stars: the Cistercian monks of the Holy Cross. Already favourites of Pope Benedict, the brothers...
  • 'Lost' Coronation Abbey Unearthed (Robert The Bruce)

    07/20/2007 2:39:43 PM PDT · by blam · 45 replies · 1,350+ views
    BBC ^ | 7-20-2007
    'Lost' coronation abbey unearthed Experts have found the abbey where Robert the Bruce was crowned Archaeologists have unearthed the site where Robert the Bruce was crowned king of Scotland. The location of the abbey at Moot Hill, the original home of the Stone of Destiny, was forgotten centuries ago. But it has now been identified by experts from Glasgow University who have been surveying the grounds of Scone Palace for the first time. They used scanners to detect buried structures and found part of the abbey church and a bell tower. The coronation of Pictish and Scottish kings took place...
  • No island is an island? (French island defying global warming - tide levels dropping)

    11/16/2005 6:02:48 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 14 replies · 999+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Wednesday, November 16, 2005 | ANGELA DOLAND
    With its Gothic abbey soaring 170 metres above a mostly flat, nondescript Normandy landscape, Mont-Saint-Michel is both a feat of human will and a quirk of nature, planted in a tidal system that each day brings the sea surging in as fast as a trotting horse. But Mont-Saint-Michel is no longer much of an island. Since the 19th century, a causeway from the mainland has been disrupting the currents that flush away silt, and about 25 hectares of salt marsh are gaining on the islet annually. Now, as much of the world worries how to stop sea levels from rising,...
  • Edward Abbey: "Immigration and Liberal Taboos"

    05/19/2003 6:41:49 PM PDT · by JackelopeBreeder · 48 replies · 434+ views
    One Life at a Time, Please | 1988 | Edward Abbey
    Mondays really suck. Even if theyre busy, they still manage to be boring. Liberals and government goofs tend to lie low on Mondays, as if they know that conservatives are particularly testy on that day and dangerous to provoke. I hate being bored. Ive tried most of the more popular sins at least once, so tonight Im taking a shot at what quite a few Freepers would call Heresy. Introduced for your perusal is a short essay from 1988 by the erstwhile patron saint of environmental extremists, Edward Abbey, author of The Monkey Wrench Gang. I say erstwhile as he...
  • Divorce Trouble Among Details Emerging About Man Who Shot Two Monks, Self at Abbey

    06/12/2002 11:17:35 AM PDT · by Kennesaw · 8 replies · 252+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 06-12-02 | Kennesaw
    Divorce Trouble Among Details Emerging About Man Who Shot Two Monks, Self at Abbey CONCEPTION, Mo. (AP) - The man who killed two monks and wounded two others at a Roman Catholic abbey before killing himself had been upset with the church over his divorce, The Associated Press learned Wednesday. Investigators had been struggling to find information about 71-year-old Lloyd Robert Jeffress as they searched for a motive in his attack on Conception Abbey, a rural monastery in northwest Missouri. Jeffress' first victim, Brother Damian Larson, pleaded for his life before Jeffress shot him, Abbot Gregory Polan said Wednesday. "He...