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  • Great-grandmother beaten, burned in her home dies weeks after attack (Georgia)

    09/01/2016 9:45:21 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 101 replies
    WSB TV ^ | August 29, 2016 | Nicole Carr
    MERIWETHER COUNTY, Ga. - An elderly woman who was beaten and burned inside her Meriwether County home has died weeks after the attack, the county's coroner confirmed to Channel 2 Action News. Dorothy Dow, 83, was lying in her bed when three men and a woman kicked in her back door and attacked her in early August, according to police. "These suspects began to demand money from Miss Dow. She pleaded with them that she didn't have any money. They began to brutally beat her,” Sheriff Chuck Smith said. The family said Dow’s right and left arms were broken, and...
  • Man gives shelter dogs free makeovers to boost chances for adoption

    03/03/2016 5:49:11 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 22 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 3 March 2016 | ABC Radio
    (NEW YORK) — A New York City man is traveling to nearby animal shelters to primp pups that are need of forever homes — for free. Mark Imhof, 45, who started his grooming business in October, estimates he’s given on-the-house haircuts to about 50 dogs — many of whom have found adoptive families. “These are dogs,” Imhof told ABC News Thursday. “They want to love someone and I think when they have a crusty shell on them and things like that, it makes them unable to do so. When I can clean them up, you can see [their] eyes...
  • A Word of Encouragement for The Bride [Charismatic Caucus]

    11/13/2015 1:38:43 PM PST · by Jedediah
    Your days are not ending they are merely flowing into Me.So don't worry in trying to catch up for you have already arrived, Just be seated in my righteousness and dwell in my glory with the understanding that the fullness of my spirit is with you as I AM your heartbeat and breathe so I own you for you have given your life to me. So now just rest in me as I complete my agenda for I AM your daily bread, counselor and King . . . Matthew 11:27-30 27 All things have been entrusted and delivered to Me...
  • The Angel of the North

    06/05/2015 3:39:20 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 8 replies
    The Angel of the North is a contemporary sculpture, designed by Antony Gormley, which is located in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England. Completed in 1998, it is a steel sculpture of an angel, 20 metres (66 ft) tall, with wings measuring 54 metres (177 ft) across.[1] The wings do not stand straight sideways, but are angled 3.5 degrees forward; Gormley did this to create "a sense of embrace". It stands on a hill on the southern edge of Low Fell English Lake District , overlooking the A1 and A167 roads into Tyneside, and the East Coast Main Line rail route,...
  • Baby who survived car crash in Utah river is getting better

    03/09/2015 4:54:48 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/9/15 | Ben Brunfield
    A mystery arose from the rescue: The police officers who entered the water say they heard a voice calling for help. The mother was dead, but the officers said that they heard an adult's voice calling to them. "The four of us heard a distinct voice coming from the car," Warner told CNN. "To me, it didn't sound like a child's voice." The voice gave the rescuers a surge of adrenaline needed to push the vehicle upright, he said. The mother was dead. The child was unconscious, but her eyelids were fluttering, and the rescuers knew she was alive, Warner...
  • From whom demons withdraw in terror and pain

    10/02/2014 3:29:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 10/2/2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    The world’s quicksand is shifting under our feet.More than ever we need the help that God sends us through the loving help of our Guardian Angels.Yes, there are angels. Open your Bible and, within a few pages, you’ll find angels.From the Martyrologium Romanum (which you readers can put into perfect yet smooth and elegant English): Memoria sanctorum Angelorum Custodum, qui, primum ad contemplandam in splendore faciem Dei vocati, a Domino etiam apud homines commissi sunt, ut iis invisibili sua, sed sollicita, praesentia adessent ac consulerent. There are three types of persons, divine, angelic and human. Of the three types, divine...
  • The Catechism Explained - Pt. I Faith – THE ANGELS

    02/07/2014 4:30:54 AM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    Archive .Org ^ | 1899 | Rev. Francis Spirago Professor of Theology
    PART I - FAITH. THE APOSTLES' CREED. FIRST ARTICLE OF THE CREED: "I BELIEVE IN GOD, THE FATHER ALMIGHTY." 8. THE ANGELS. 1. The angels are pure spirits. They can, however, take a visible form. The angels are pure spirits without bodies, whereas men have both body and spirit. Yet the angels can take to themselves a bodily form, as did St. Raphael (Tob. v. 18), when he undertook to accompany the young Tobias on his journey. At the sepulchre of Our Lord, after the resurrection, the angels appeared in the form of young men, and the same was...
  • Catholic Caucus: Artist creates sketch of mysterious 'angel priest' ... at MO. crash scene

    08/10/2013 11:55:27 AM PDT · by topher · 41 replies ^ | August 10, 2013 |
    n artist has created a sketch of the mysterious "angel priest" who witnesses say appeared at the scene of a Missouri car accident Sunday, anointed and prayed with the teenage victim and then vanished without a trace. Fox4KC reports Tucson-based artist Randall Sands created the sketch using online face sketch software at based on media reports, hoping someone would be able to identify the cleric. Officials are still scratching their heads over the priest, who they say appeared out of nowhere. Perhaps more mysteriously, the local fire chief said he does not appear in any of 80 photos from...
  • Sheriff's deputy describes mysterious priest

    08/09/2013 10:33:30 AM PDT · by bronxville · 12 replies
    youtube ^ | 8/9/2013 | bronxville
    Youtube comment - "Merci Cure of Ars Saint John Marie Vianney, feast Day 8/4. Deo Gratias." Paraphrasing: The diocese of the city of Missouri has not located the priest involved, and out of repect for any priest who may have been involved who does not wish to come forward, the diocese has decided it will not investigate this incident. The diocese would like to say it's grateful that a priest was able to excercise his ministry in this manner and requests prayers for the healing of the victim and prayers of thanks.
  • ‘Mystery Priest’ Vanishes After Anointing Crash Victim

    08/09/2013 6:59:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    ABC ^ | 8/9/13 | Eliza Murphy
    A small Missouri town is looking for a man not suspected of a crime but, rather, a miracle. “I think that this time I’ve actually witnessed a guardian angel at work,” Jeremiah See of the New London Fire Department told ABC News. An unidentified allegedly drunken driver hit Katie Lentz, of Quincy, Mo., head on Aug. 4 while traveling on Route 19 near Center, Mo., pinning the 19-year-old in the front seat of her convertible. With her vital signs failing fast, she asked rescue crews to pray with her. That’s when first responders say a man who looked like a...
  • God’s Country? Mystery priest performs miracle at Missouri crash - then disappears!

    08/08/2013 12:02:47 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 95 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/8/13 | Joe Kemp
    Katie Lentz, 19, was trapped in her mangled car for nearly an hour before a priest suddenly arrived when she asked to pray. The holy man vanished once emergency workers pulled the teen to safety.
  • Was the angel of Highway 19 the saint Padre Pio?.......

    08/09/2013 7:43:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies
    mail online ^ | James Nye
    FULL TITLE: Was the angel of Highway 19 the saint Padre Pio? Catholics suggest that the priest who's been dead for 45 years appeared at crash scene to bless and save life of teen victim Five days on, the identity of the guardian angel priest of Missouri's Highway 19 remains as mysterious as his appearance on the roadside was miraculous. Friends and family of Katie Lentz, along with rescue workers still want to thank the unidentified man whose prayers they credit with bestowing a supernatural calm as EMT's battled to cut the Illinois teen from her mangled car wreck. But...
  • Missouri Miracle? Mystery Priest Appears, Disappears (Update - car photos, injuries sustained)

    08/09/2013 2:08:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    rft ^ | August 9, 2013 | Sam Levin
    via YouTube A traffic accident and subsequent rescue mission in Missouri is getting international attention this week, not because the emergency crew was successful in saving a woman's life -- but because a mysterious priest allegedly appeared seemingly out of nowhere to calmly offer a prayer. And then he disappeared. The New London Fire Department is calling it the "Highway 19 Miracle." The case of this "mysterious priest" is already going viral, with USA Today referencing the appearance of an "angel" and the Daily Mail referring to the "riddle of the angel priest." "God's Country?" says the New York...
  • Oakland A’s robbed of homer by umpire incompetence (Angel Hernandez)

    05/09/2013 12:31:20 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 31 replies ^ | 5-9-2013 | Stuart Dezenhall
    In last night’s Athletics-Indians game, the A’s trailed by one run with two outs in the ninth inning. Up came shortstop Adam Rosales to face Indians closer Chris Perez. On a 1-1 pitch, Rosales blasted a 93 mile per hour fastball to left center field for a game tying home run. Only the umps didn’t see it that way. They ruled the ball had hit the outfield wall, giving Rosales a double. After a brief protest from A’s manager Bob Melvin, the umpire crew headed for the replay room to make sure of their call. Replays definitively showed the ball...
  • Mildred Dalton Manning, Army nurse and World War II prisoner, dies at 98

    04/07/2013 7:26:45 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    wa po ^ | Matt Schudel
    In 1943, two Hollywood movies were made about the heroic nurses of the Philippines, “Cry ‘Havoc’ ” and “So Proudly We Hail,” but the real-life Angels of Bataan and Corregidor were almost forgotten after they were interned. The letters they wrote to their families in America never arrived and were found after the war in a Manila warehouse. Mrs. Manning later said that the prison camp had no showers, beds or kitchens. A single toilet was used by hundreds of people. Yet somehow she and the nurses persevered. They maintained strict military order among themselves, always wearing their uniforms and...
  • Angel In Sky Photos: South Florida Sees A Message From Above

    03/14/2013 9:17:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 45 replies ^ | March 14, 2013 | Laura Santos
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A message from above? That’s what several South Florida residents thought after looking toward the sky on the day a new pope was named. Most saw an angel in the clouds and grabbed their cameras to document the vision.
  • The golden retriever called 'Angel' who took on a mountain lion and saved his 11-year-old owner

    01/04/2010 7:12:50 PM PST · by traumer · 41 replies · 1,986+ views
    A golden retriever called Angel is being hailed a hero after it stopped a mountain lion from attacking an 11-year-old boy. The 18-month-old dog stepped between the big cat and the youngster during a dramatic encounter in western Canada. Police, who later shot the cougar dead, credited Angel for saving Austin Forman's life. He had gone to retrieve some firewood outside his family's home in Boston Bar, about 150 miles north-east of Vancouver. That's when the mountain lion charged across the yard at the boy. 'I was really scared. At first, I didn't know it was a cougar. I thought...
  • What Are Angels

    08/14/2012 7:14:46 PM PDT · by Phinneous · 79 replies ^ | 6/24/08 | Baruch Davidson
    The Jewish belief in angels goes as far back as the Book of Genesis, where we read about angels calling out to Abraham at the binding of Isaac, angels appearing in Jacob's dream, Jacob fighting with an angel, and many more accounts of angelic activity.
  • Santorum And Sandusky (MEGA BARF - be on the lookout for this one)

    01/02/2012 6:20:12 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 25 replies
    Another audience member questioned the candidate about Santorum awarding former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky with the Angels in Adoption Award. Santorum explained that he lacked knowledge of the situation at the time and noted that the award has since been withdrawn. In response to his explanation, the audience member asked, "So we shouldn't trust Obama with our kids, but we can trust you?"
  • (Goddess) Belgian Nurse Who Saved American Soldiers During Battle of Bulge Honored 67 Years Later

    12/12/2011 7:06:39 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    AP ^ | December 12, 2011 | SLOBODAN LEKIC
    <p>BRUSSELS (AP) -- A Belgian nurse who saved the lives of hundreds of American soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge at the end of World War II was given a U.S. award for valor Monday - 67 years late.</p>
  • Anita Perry, Rick's wife, now also organizing an Iowa Strike Force for him

    11/21/2011 10:17:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 122 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | November 19, 2011 | Andrew Malcolm
    Anita Perry, the 59-year-old wife of Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, has been very actively campaigning for him on her own all fall. Now, she's taken on a new assignment. Mrs. Perry has launched an online drive to recruit hundreds of volunteers for what she calls the Perry Strike Force. This would consist of Perry fans who would travel to Iowa and work across the state Jan. 2-4, getting out Perry caucus-goers to the hundreds of meeting sites on the evening of Jan. 3. (Don't worry, the BCS Championship Game is not until Jan. 9 this time.) "With over 1,700...
  • 135-Meter Statue of Angel to be Erected on Cyprus on Russia's Initiative

    09/12/2011 6:38:27 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Interfax ^ | 9/12/11
    *** The monument will be higher than the Statue of Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, the Statue of Liberty in USA and the Buddha Statue in ChinaMoscow, September 12, Interfax - 135-meter monument representing an angel with a dove will appear in southern shore of Cyprus near "fruit" capital of the island - town of Limassol. The idea of the project Good Angels of Peace symbolizing peace and charity has appeared in Russia five years ago. The monument will be higher than the Statue of Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, the Statue of Liberty in the USA and Statue of...
  • Netflix 'Instant' heads up: 'Angel' now streamimg!

    06/08/2011 11:14:50 AM PDT · by DGHoodini · 32 replies
    Netflix galleries ^ | 6/8/11 | DGHoodini
    I've read here on FR, that there are fans of this show, so I thought I'd give a heads up that Netflix now has seasons 1 through 5 up for streaming. Any opinions of the show would be of interest to me..should I bother or does 5the show ctash and burn at some point?
  • Angel sculpture a memorial to baseball-loving girl shot dead in Tucson

    05/18/2011 5:55:57 AM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 12 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | May 17, 2011 | Andrew W. Griffin
    ORO VALLEY, Ariz. – It is here, in a picturesque park in this suburb of Tucson, in the shadow of the Santa Catalina Mountains, where bits and pieces of a tragic chapter of American history – the 9/11 attacks – have been incorporated into a memorial for a baseball-crazy young girl who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Nine-year-old Christina-Taylor Green, born on Sept. 11, 2001, was one of six people shot and killed on Jan. 8, 2011 during a townhall-type meeting put on by U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., held at the La Toscana Village shopping...
  • Tampa woman saves man's life, then finishes triathlon

    05/01/2011 2:54:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | May 1, 2011 | Kameel Stanley
    ST. PETERSBURG — A Tampa woman saved the life of a man who had a heart attack during a triathlon Saturday morning, race officials said. Teresa McCoy, 37, was just about to finish the bike portion of the Meek and Mighty Triathlon, part of the annual St. Anthony's Triathlon events, when she saw two police officers huddled over a fellow rider along Bayshore Drive. McCoy recognized the middle-aged man as runner No. 100. The two had chatted briefly before the start of the race. McCoy, a nurse at Tampa General Hospital's cardiac lab, was No. 96. With other riders speeding...
  • Young AZ victim's dad: Boston girl received organs.

    01/16/2011 10:57:45 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 10 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | Jan 16, 2011 | AP via Yahoo News
    BOSTON – The father of the youngest victim of the Arizona massacre says some of her organs have been donated to a young girl in the Boston area. John Green tells The Boston Globe in Sunday's edition that he received a phone call about the transplant, but says he doesn't know any other details about the donation. He says the call "really lifted" his spirit and says he and his wife are proud parents once again of their daughter, "who has done another amazing thing." Nine-year-old Christina Taylor Green was born Sept. 11, 2001. She had just been elected to...
  • Levin pie-chucker charged (Ahlam Mohsen will probably get more jail time than tax-cheat Charlie)

    12/31/2010 11:50:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/31/10 | Bridget Johnson
    Levin pie-chucker chargedBy Bridget Johnson - 12/31/10 04:47 PM ET An anti-war demonstrator who hurled a pie at the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee in August was charged Thursday in the attack. Ahlam Mohsen, 23, of Coldwater, Mich., faces a count of assault for hitting Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) in the face with an apple pie, and another count of assault on a federal officer. Her friend Max Kantar of Big Rapids, Mich., was also charged with the same counts. According to the Associated Press, U.S. Attorney Don Davis in Grand Rapids says elected leaders should be able...
  • Sharron Angle "One Nation Under God Not Under Govt" (VIDEO)

    07/31/2010 10:51:21 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 10 replies · 5+ views
  • U.S. Senate Race: Poll: Reid, Angle neck and neck (Sharron recovers ground!)

    07/30/2010 9:54:44 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 31 replies · 4+ views ^ | Jul 30, 2010 | By LAURA MYERS
    Sen. Harry Reid and Sharron Angle are locked in a dead heat, says a new poll for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and KLAS-TV, Channel 8 that shows the GOP challenger regaining ground after going on the offensive with a TV ad blaming Reid for Nevada's deep economic troubles. The high-profile contest with implications for President Barack Obama's agenda promises to be a bare-knuckled fight to the finish as voters decide between Reid's promise that the recovery is coming under Democrats and Angle's call for a new conservative fiscal direction, analysts said. "This race is always going to be close," said...
  • Reid does NOT have the Lead in NV

    07/16/2010 3:06:14 PM PDT · by goods · 40 replies ^ | July/16/2010 | Yossi Gestetner
    The political world today is up-in-arms with poll results from Mason-Dixon out of Nevada that placed Harry Reid with 44% of the vote, vs. only 37% that the Republican Angle gets in the poll. If you bother looking here, you will see that the Poll surveyed 43% Dems, 40% Repubs, and 17% Indies, in a state that Dems indeed have an 8-percantge point advantage in total voter registration, yet this advantage gets cut by more than half if you count only the so-called active voters as of June 2010. In addition, we are now in an election year that Republicans...
  • Dodd's Attack on Angel Financing

    04/19/2010 8:18:59 AM PDT · by ReleaseTheHounds · 14 replies · 528+ views
    TechFlash ^ | March 15, 2010 | Bill Carleton and Joe Wallin
    Senator Christopher Dodd's massive financial regulatory reform bill is back and it's even uglier than before for startup companies trying to raise seed capital. Ugly for startups? A bill that means to address "too big to fail" and systemic risk to the financial system? Yes. And we're not talking about some indirect, attenuated, downstream effect from new regulation of big banks or Wall Street investment firms. The bill directly targets the way startups raise capital. This "reform" occupies only a few pages in Sen. Dodd's massive bill, at Section 926, entitled "Authority of State Regulators Over Regulation D Offerings" (pages...
  • California Official Orders Removal of Christmas Angel After Complaint

    12/23/2009 8:26:45 AM PST · by SmartInsight · 50 replies · 1,498+ views
    Fox News ^ | Dec 23, 2009 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    There's no place for angels atop Christmas trees, according to one California man who successfully lobbied for the removal of religious symbols at county buildings after spotting a yuletide decoration last week. Stars and other religious emblems were ordered removed from Christmas trees in all government buildings in Sonoma County on Monday following a complaint by Irv Sutley, a disabled 65-year-old Marine veteran who said the symbols were "extremely offensive" and part of the "cult" of Christianity. Sutley said he filed the complaint with acting County Administrator Chris Thomas on Dec. 18 after noticing an angel atop a six-foot tree...
  • Susan Boyle Sticks to Natural Look for New Album Cover

    10/15/2009 10:11:23 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies · 1,742+ views
    Musictoob ^ | 10-15-09 | Andy Pemberton
    Susan Boyle's new album cover features the global superstar as you have seen her before--down-to-earth and natural..
  • The Mystery of Survival

    10/10/2009 8:17:48 AM PDT · by Saije · 20 replies · 1,024+ views
    Mens Journal ^ | 10/9/2009 | John Geiger
    Ron DiFrancesco was at his desk at Euro Brokers…on the 84th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center…when the plane struck the North Tower...It was 8:46 am on September 11, 2001… A few minutes later...the second plane struck… DiFrancesco is normally unflappable. He is a broker in a high-stakes business that demands steel nerves. But he is also slightly claustrophobic, and with the intensifying smoke, he began to panic…Then, something remarkable happened: “Someone told me to get up.” Someone, he says, “called me.” The voice, which was male but did not belong to anyone in the stairwell,...
  • Long-lost Mosaic Seraphim Uncovered at Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia

    07/25/2009 3:41:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies · 880+ views
    BlackCordelias ^ | July 24, 2009
    Note: Below image is the Archangel Gabriel, not one of the newly uncovered images.Official: Long-lost mosaic seraphim uncovered at Istanbul’s Haghia SophiaSUZAN FRASER, Star Tribune ANKARA, Turkey – Restoration workers have uncovered a well-preserved, long-hidden mosaic face of an angel at the former Byzantine cathedral of Haghia Sophia in Istanbul, an official said Friday.The seraphim figure — one of two located on the side of a dome — had been covered up along with the building’s other Christian mosaics shortly after Constantinople — the former name for Istanbul — fell to the Ottomans in 1453 and the cathedral was...
  • Drop Kick Me Todd (Todd Bentley Will Soon Be Back "Ministering"?

    05/25/2009 2:38:08 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 42 replies · 2,622+ views
    Sola Dei Gloria ^ | 5/23/2009 | Pjmiller
    You Tube's Local Pstor is back at it. His newest clip had me laughing out loud at the song choice... Thanks to Morningstar madness we will soon see Todd and his new, young wife on a platform near you. ...
  • Favorite Angel Song,Tell us your favorite in title or lyrice~Freeper Canteen~4-2-09

    04/01/2009 5:02:53 PM PDT · by fatima · 310 replies · 11,537+ views
    ~Favorite Angel Song~ Amy Grant - Angels 1984 "Take this man to prison," the man heard Herod say,And then four squads of soldiers came and carried him away.Chained up between two watchmen, Peter tried to sleep,But beyond the walls an endless prayer was lifting for his keep.Then a light cut through the darkness of a lonely prison cell,And the chains that bound the man of God just opened up and fell,And running to his people before the break of day,There was only one thing on his mind, only one thing to say: Angels watching over me, every move I...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, Jan. 4-10, 2009: One of the Seven Wonder nominees

    01/08/2009 9:18:44 PM PST · by cogitator · 3 replies · 752+ views
    I guess I heard about this before, but I just read that voting reopened. Go to the linked site for more information, and you can vote if you want to. With all deference to all of the wonders of South America, is there anything that can beat this: An even more spectacular shot is at the site below; can't use a shared link. Find Angel Falls and click to see the big pic. Waterfalls of the World One more:
  • Stunning Angel Island fire seen for miles

    10/12/2008 11:52:19 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 42 replies · 2,229+ views
    SFGate ^ | 10/12/08 | Tanya Schevitz
    (10-12) 23:25 PDT Angel Island -- A fast-moving brush fire atop Angel Island shot flames high in to the air and glowed so brightly Sunday night that it could be seen for miles around the San Francisco Bay by residents in several counties. "We are seeing a silhouette of the island in flames," said Jacqueline McCrath, who was watching the fire from Telegraph Hill in San Francisco. "It's been spreading really fast -- we saw a vigorous blaze at the top of the hill at first, and now it has spread across a lot of the island. It appeared very...
  • Holy Michael the Archangel (Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)

    09/29/2008 2:26:17 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 15 replies · 1,294+ views
    Dignare Me Laudare Te, Virgo Sacrata ^ | 9/29/2008 | Dom Prosper Guéranger
    Holy Michael the Archangel statue in Kiev, courtesy of The Roving Medievalist blog (The following is excerpted from Dom Prosper Guéranger's entry in The Liturgical Year for May 8, The Apparition of Saint Michael, in Volume VIII of the 1983 Marian House edition of the English translation by the Benedictines of Stanbrook.) "The very name of Michael urges us to honour this glorious spirit; it is a cry of enthusiasm and fidelity, for it signifies: 'Who is like unto God?' Satan trembles at hearing this name, for it reminds him of the noble protest wherewith the bright Archangel answered the...
  • Helicopter unit members meet earthbound angel

    07/20/2008 4:45:01 AM PDT · by Tennessee_Bob · 9 replies · 205+ views
    The Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 20JUL08 | Katie Collins
    Girl inspired soldiers in Kosovo while she fought brain tumor ALCOA - After battling a brain tumor and starting a support group for Army National Guard soldiers overseas, 8-year-old Hannah Lawson was able to meet soldiers whom she's inspired through her strength, resilience and bravery at the air base in Alcoa on Saturday. Hannah was surrounded by her family and friends as they awaited the arrival of Black Hawk pilot David Creech and the Southern Comfort medical helicopter unit that recently returned home to East Tennessee from their station in Kosovo. A crowd of about 100 people gathered in support...
  • Radio commentator Paul Harvey's wife Lynne Cooper Harvey dies at age 92

    05/05/2008 10:59:40 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 30 replies · 878+ views
    RIVER FOREST, Ill. — The wife of radio legend Paul Harvey, Lynne Cooper Harvey died at her Illinois home Saturday morning after a year-long battle with leukemia, according to a statement from Harvey's office. The woman he called "Angel" was 92. Lynne developed and edited her husband's best-known feature "The Rest of the Story." A director, writer and editor, and the producer of her husband's radio program, she was the first producer ever inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame. Among her brainchilds were including news features within hard-news broadcasts, and the humorous "kicker," which became a Paul Harvey trademark....
  • Seized Laptop Shows Chavez-Rebel Ties

    03/05/2008 1:24:41 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 24 replies · 578+ views
    AP via brietbart ^ | Mar 5, 2008 | FRANK BAJAK
    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - A single laptop can reveal much, and so it is with the digital treasure chest that Colombian commandos found in the jungle quarters of slain rebel leader Raul Reyes. Files in the computer seized in Saturday's raid into Ecuador that claimed the lives of Reyes and 23 of his comrades offer an intimate portrait of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's desire to undermine Colombia's U.S.-allied government. If authentic, the documents show that sympathies Chavez first aired publicly in January grew out of a relationship that dates back more than a decade. But Chavez is not one of...
  • Threat Matrix: February 2008

    02/01/2008 6:55:58 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,614 replies · 19,265+ views
    Is the U.S. Failing in Afghanistan? It was malice in wonderland at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday as Bush Administration envoys insisted things are getting better in Afghanistan, while angry lawmakers from both parties cited facts and figures showing just the opposite. Even the senior Republican on the panel, Senator Richard Lugar, found the Administration's claims wanting. "I'm not sure that we have a plan for Afghanistan," he said. Long seen as the "forgotten war" eclipsed by Iraq in U.S. priorities, Afghanistan is in the Washington spotlight this week with the release of three independent reports concluding...
  • Oil For Terror

    03/04/2008 9:13:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 136+ views
    IBD ^ | March 4, 2008
    Terrorism: Did Hugo Chavez hand terrorists access to Venezuela's huge state oil earnings? A FARC computer captured by Colombian forces shows just that — and it amounts to state support of terror.Colombian officials on Tuesday reported yet another hideous finding from the laptop computer of dead FARC terrorist Raul Reyes, who was blown away in a Colombian military raid last Saturday. Turns out the FARC had a friend called "Angel" who was none other than Chavez, the oil-rich Venezuelan dictator whose ties to the FARC go back at least 15 years. The new revelations showed that he was using state...
  • "Angel"--(My Gift to Free Republic for Christmas)

    12/23/2007 9:38:29 PM PST · by redrock · 44 replies · 105+ views
    12/20/06 | redrock-some old guy in Utah
    As I sat on the bus watching the end of the train platform I noticed a couple of things. One…Lloyd was there with Angel in his arms(as always)…many multicolored balloons attached to her body (it was Angel’s Birthday…one of many throughout the year). …and he was standing on the end of the platform alone. All of the other people had fled to the other end….somewhat frightened by Lloyd…his face twisted into a perpetual scowl with all of the burn and scar tissue (and a result of the medication to prevent the seizures)…forever holding in his arms…. a toy 2 foot...
  • Byzantine Chant of the Marching Angelic Hosts

    10/07/2007 8:42:32 PM PDT · by Terirem · 7 replies · 289+ views ^ | July 01, 2007 | Basileus Choir - Jassy , Romania
    Byzantine chant of the marching angelic hosts - Basileus Choir - Jassy - Romania Click link to hear:
  • 'Angel investors' keep space tourism afloat

    07/02/2007 2:37:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 317+ views
    ap on Contra Costa Times ^ | 7/2/07 | Alicia Chang - ap
    LOS ANGELES -- Just a few years ago, the idea of bankrolling starry-eyed ventures to fly ordinary people into space was laughed off as science fiction. Now some investors are betting on space tourism as the next big thing. The infant industry got a boost in June when a Boston-area investment group backed a private rocket company developing a spaceship that will take off and land like an airplane. The deal between Boston Harbor Angels and XCOR Aerospace, believed to be the first investment by a group of angel investors in a commercial launch company, raised hopes that others will...
  • Mystery of angelic apparition (at Vatican)

    03/30/2007 11:57:47 AM PDT · by NYer · 103 replies · 2,735+ views
    Cambs Times ^ | March 30, 2007
    The Vatican picture with the ‘angel’ clearly visible FORMER policeman Andy Key has his very own guardian angel. He also has the photograph to prove it. During a visit to the Vatican City he snapped some pictures as the Pope spoke to the crowds. It was only when he returned home to March and processed the pictures on his laptop that he saw what looked like an angel in one of them. "I just snapped away because it was heaving with people," he said. "I didn't see anything but when I looked at the picture it looks just like...
  • Angels singing caught on tape

    02/18/2007 7:30:33 PM PST · by freedomdefender · 133 replies · 4,993+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | February 18, 2007 | Joe Kovacs, WND
    A retired Air Force officer who now spends his days authoring books on Christianity has posted an online collection of recordings he believes captures voices and music of God's angels in heaven. Angelic statue in Lommel, Belgium (photo: Jan Schiphorst, used with permission) "I have four specific recordings of angels singing in church settings," Jim Bramlett of Lake Mary, Fla., told WND. "It happened supernaturally. There's no other explanation. It's either from God or from the devil, and I don't think the devil is in the business of worshipping Jesus. That is not in his job description." Bramlett, 76, collected...