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  • Latest military officer under investigation: Are we looking at necessary housecleaning or a purge?

    04/24/2014 12:15:17 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 34 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 4-24-2014 | Bookworm
    Conservatives have noticed that the Pentagon is firing officers left and right, with many leaving under an embarrassing cloud. The question they ask — and I don't know that anyone has an answer — is whether these firings are the legitimate and appropriate housecleaning that a sclerotic bureaucracy needs or whether they're a purge, with Obama's New Age, gender flexible, fighting optional military getting rid of people in command positions who actually think that the military's job is to wage war in America's defense.All I know is that the latest person being investigated as a predicate to an inevitable firing...
  • Jim Fregosi dies at 71; first star player in Angels history

    02/14/2014 6:55:55 AM PST · by Pelham · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 14, 2014 | Mike DiGiovanna
    Jim Fregosi, the first star player in Angels franchise history and the manager who guided them to their first American League West championship in 1979, died Friday in a Miami hospital after suffering a stroke in the Cayman Islands. He was 71. His death was announced by the Angels, who retired his No. 11 jersey in 1988..... .....Fregosi was born in San Francisco on April 4, 1942, and was a three-sport star at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, where he was all-league in football, basketball and baseball. Originally signed by the Boston Red Sox in 1960, he was...
  • 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...
  • Angels are Awesome. But Please, Let’s Have a More Biblical Understanding of the Them

    09/29/2010 11:23:26 AM PDT · by markomalley · 60 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 9/28/2010 | Msgr Charles Pope
    Scripture consistently affirms the existence of the Angels. Today is the feast of the Archangels. We know of three of them and their names mean something: Michael (Who is Like God?!), Gabriel (God is Strong) and Raphael (God Heals).   The Catechism of the Catholic Church has much to say on angels. Here are just a few verses: The whole life of the Church benefits from the mysterious and powerful help of angels….In her liturgy, the Church joins with the angels to adore the thrice-holy God….From infancy to death human life is surrounded by their watchful care and intercession. “Beside each believer...
  • The Day of Small Things: A Guest Post from Laurel Moffatt God has a heartbeat!

    12/24/2013 9:27:26 PM PST · by Colofornian · 2 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | Dec. 24, 2013 | Ed Stetzer
    ...When an angel shows up at your door all unexpected, with a sword at his side and your name on his lips, it means that something is about to change for good. And, whether you like it or not, you're involved... How the knees of your heart must have knocked that day the angel of the Lord showed up at your house...saying words like 'hail' and calling you 'blessed'—things you say to kings and princes, not to girls in Galilee. ...the countdown of days to his coming begins...Your growing belly testifies to it. The countdown to God's rescue for his...
  • The Angels in Bethlehem

    12/23/2013 6:20:18 PM PST · by Salvation · 13 replies
    TheRealPresence.org ^ | 1996 | Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.
    The Angels in Bethlehemby Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.Surely, the most dramatic appearance of the angels in Sacred Scripture occurred on Christmas morning. St. Luke, at once the evangelist of Mary, the evangelist of the Holy Spirit, and the evangelist of the angels, had just finished describing the birth of the Savior. Christ was born in silence, but Christ’s birth was to be known to the whole world. We are told by St. Luke, “Mary brought forth her first born son, wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger, for there was no room for them...
  • The Hazards of Psychic Backlash

    12/06/2013 9:24:59 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 69 replies
    mysteriousuniverse.org ^ | December 6, 2013 | Nick Redfern
    ... Moving on to the 1990s, there is the very unsettling saga of Ray Boeche, an Anglican priest and a former state-director for MUFON, the Mutual UFO Network. In 1991, Boeche met (at Lincoln, Nebraska) with two US Department of Defense physicists working on a project to try and contact what were termed “Non-Human Entities,” or NHEs. While the initial assumption on the part of the DoD team-members was that the NHEs were extraterrestrial, that view soon changed. And radically so, too. Eventually, the project personnel concluded that far from being the aliens they purported to be, the NHEs were...
  • Pope thanks boy for entrusting him to guardian angel

    11/16/2013 4:52:24 AM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    cna ^ | November 13, 2013
    Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square before the Wednesday general audience October 30, 2013. Credit: Marta Jiménez/CNA. Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov 13, 2013 / 02:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A 16 year-old Argentine boy who suffers from chronic encephalopathy – a brain disorder – was moved by a letter from Pope Francis responding to a note that he had sent the pontiff a few days earlier. The boy, Nicolas Marasco, is unable to speak, but was able to send a letter to Pope Francis, with the help of his parents, saying that he asks his guardian angel every night...
  • The Doctrine and Covenants [132:17: Non-abiding 'angels' remain with Mormon god, said Smith]

    10/29/2013 2:38:26 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 3 replies
    The (Lds) Doctrine & Covenants ^ | 1852 | Joseph Smith
    17 For these angels did not abide my law; therefore, they cannot be enlarged, but remain separately and singly, without exaltation, in their saved condition, to all eternity; and from henceforth are not gods, but are angels of God forever and ever.
  • "St. Michael and All Angels: Messengers, Worshipers, Warriors" (Sermon on Revelation 12:7-12)

    09/28/2013 10:04:13 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | September 29, 2013 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “St. Michael and All Angels: Messengers, Worshipers, Warriors” (Revelation 12:7-12)Today in the Christian church year is the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels. It always falls on September 29, and since this year that date falls on a Sunday, that’s why we’re celebrating this festival today. Angels, thus, will be topic of this sermon: who they are and what they do and why we thank God for them. And we’ll even get into who this mysterious figure St. Michael is a little bit. So with that by way of introduction, we begin our theme today, “St. Michael and All...
  • ‘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...
  • The riddle of the 'angel priest': Holy man appeared from nowhere to pray with trapped girl...

    08/08/2013 9:15:34 AM PDT · by jodster36 · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/8/13 | James Nye
    Pinned inside her mangled Mercedes, seriously injured and fading fast, Katie Lentz turned to her rescuers on the lonely open stretch of Missouri highway and asked them to pray. Struck head-on by a drunk driver on Sunday morning, emergency workers had been battling for an hour and a half to free Lentz, but to no avail. But as they joined hands a Catholic priest appeared, even though there were no bystanders and the road was blocked, who offered a prayer and an instruction to the rescuers that they would now be able to free her. Suddenly, heavy equipment needed to...
  • Real Americans Don't Trust the Government

    07/06/2013 5:29:43 AM PDT · by Moseley · 22 replies
    The AMERICAN THINKER ^ | July 6, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    "Question Authority" was a dominant political theme in the '60s and 70s We're talking about the 1760s and the 1770s, of course -- the American Revolution. Well, sure, the 1960s and the 1970s, too. But our country was founded on the idea "Question Authority" while opposing the King of England in the 1760s and 1770s. Over this July 4th long weekend, we are called to remember how good cheeseburgers and hot dogs taste when grilled outdoors in the backyard. Oh, wait. That's not it. Don't tell me; it will come to me! Hearty cheers to the family Grill Master, always....
  • The Chaplet of St. Michael the Archangel in Latin (Catholic Caucus)

    04/20/2013 5:00:05 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 21 replies
    Fisheaters ^ | 2005 | Fisheaters...and a little from GonzoII
    The Chaplet of St. Michael the Archangel In Latin V. Deus, in adiutórium meum inténde. O God, come to my assistance R. Dómine, ad adiuvándum me festína. O Lord, make haste to help me. V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, et Spirítui Sancto. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. [Say one Our Father and three Hail Marys after each of the following...
  • Beautiful Music Sung By Nuns

    04/05/2013 12:29:38 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 8 replies
    Benedictines of Mary, Queen of ApostlesLatest album, Angels and Saints at Ephesus,will be released in stores on May 7, 2013.
  • Angel In Sky Photos: South Florida Sees A Message From Above

    03/14/2013 9:17:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 45 replies
    http://www.wptv.com/ ^ | 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.
  • Mighty Men Of Old...Genesis 6 pt 6

    And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and...
  • Report: Sen. Mark Kirk recalls seeing angels

    01/03/2013 5:10:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/03/2013 | KEVIN CIRILLI
    Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) said he saw three angels in the hospital when he awoke from a stroke-induced coma in an interview published Wednesday. Kirk — who had a stroke almost a year ago — is set to walk up the U.S. Capitol building’s steps Thursday without any assistance. Kirk told suburban-Chicago’s The Daily Herald the angels asked him, “You want to come with us?” “No,” Kirk responded. “I’ll hold off.” Doctors sent Kirk into a coma after he had a stroke Jan. 21, 2012 and they temporarily removed a 4-by-8 inch piece of his skull to help his brain...
  • A moment of kindness (vanity)

    11/21/2012 3:52:07 PM PST · by Marie · 24 replies
    Vanity ^ | 21NOV12 | Self
    Right now, I'm in a lot of pain. I'm hurting. Everyone I love is hurting. Things just keep going from bad to worse. Today I received a call, a woman soliciting donations for a charity. I blew up. I told her that I'd just spent my entire morning canceling all of my monthly charitable donations. I'd given all I could give and I had nothing left. I'm bled dry. I almost hung up on her. She asked me what was wrong. I sighed and couldn't speak and she told me it was alright. I started to choke up and I...
  • On Angels and Demons

    11/04/2012 6:35:36 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 4, 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    When actor and director Mel Gibson was asked some years ago about certain difficulties he had when making his film The Passion of the Christ, he registered a countenance of unease and said (I'm paraphrasing), "Something doesn't want this to happen." Being just a couple of seconds of his interview, it was perhaps hardly noticed by many. But it might have made the ears of people of faith, particularly Christians, perk up. And they would have known precisely to what he was alluding. Of course, any talk of spirits not confined to the local liquor store is now often considered...
  • Feast of the Guardian Angels

    10/02/2012 12:25:36 PM PDT · by koinonia · 11 replies
    The Absolute Primacy of Christ website ^ | October 2, 2012 | Fr. Maximilian M. Dean
    Excellent read from Fr. Dean's website: "Beside each believer stands an angel as protector and shepherd leading him to life." St. Basil the Great Today the Church celebrates the feast of the Guardian Angels. Angels, as we know, are creatures endowed with intellect and will; they can, therefore, as personal creatures, know and love God. They already possess the Beatific Vision of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in glory and are faithful, humble servants of Christ the King and Mary the Queen. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Jesus Christ is the center of the entire...
  • "Twelve things to know about angels"

    09/29/2012 1:56:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | September 29, 2012 | Peter Kreeft
    As today is the Feast of of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, archangels, here is a popular post years I am "recycling" for those who missed it before. It is an excerpt from Angels (and Demons): What Do We Really About Them? (Ignatius Press; 2004, sixth printing) by Peter Kreeft:The Twelve Most Important Things to Know About Them 1. They really exist. Not just in our minds, or our myths, or our symbols, or our culture. They are as real as your dog, or your sister, or electricity. 2. They’re present, right here, right now, right next to you, reading...
  • Angels: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly! Part III

    08/11/2012 10:55:08 AM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 38 replies
    Email Subscription From Dr. Boys | August 11, 2012 | Don Boys, Ph.D.
    No subject on angels would be complete (and this treatise is far from complete), without dealing with the passage in Gen. 6, one of the most controversial, confusing, and convoluted Bible passages. The incident happened just before the global Flood, and whatever position one may take as to the identity of the culprits, their sin was a partial reason (along with the violence) for the world disaster (Gen. 6:5; 11). Moses tells about the “sons of God” cohabitating with the “daughters of men” resulting in the production of nephilim translated “giants” and/or “fallen ones.” Some scholars contend that the “sons...
  • Angels: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly! Part II

    08/05/2012 11:20:31 AM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 8 replies
    Dr. Boys' Email Subscription to Me | August 4, 2012 | Don Boys, Ph.D.
    When bad angels allegedly speak to humans (who almost invariably write books about their experiences and do the talk show circuit), the bad angel (demon) almost always conveys the false message of reincarnation and that any religion is good and acceptable. With both teachings, you are wading into the deep, dark, dank, and dirty backwaters of heresy. Such teachings are not found between the covers of the Bible, and that’s our only reliable guide, not the self-serving ranting of disturbed or lying individuals. New Agers even teach gullible people how to contact their angels and tell them to meditate on...
  • Angels: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly! Part I

    07/28/2012 8:52:47 AM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 12 replies
    Email Subscription | July 28, 2012 | Don Boys, Ph.D.
    Angels: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly! Part I Don Boys, Ph.D. In this first of three columns on angels, I will discuss Good Angels with the following two columns dealing with Bad Angels and Ugly Angels. It is obvious that good angels are messengers of God who are ministering spirits, “sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation” (Heb. 1:14). In fact, “angel” means “messenger” and they are often seen in the Bible as delivering messages from God. They are seen throughout the Bible and are mentioned 297 times in the entire KJV. They...
  • Former FBI employee 'saw angels guarding Flight 93 site after deadly crash on 9/11'

    07/03/2012 9:41:50 PM PDT · by prisoner6 · 46 replies
    MAIL online ^ | 07/04/2012 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    Former FBI employee 'saw angels guarding Flight 93 site after deadly crash on 9/11' A former FBI employee sent to the Flight 93 crash site on September 11, 2001 has claimed she saw a legion of angels guarding the scene when she arrived. Lillie Leonardi has made the bizarre claims in a book written after she retired from the FBI due to post-traumatic stress disorder which began after the terror attacks. In the book, she explained she arrived at the still-smouldering scene three hours after terrorists hijacked the passenger jet and it crashed into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
  • Ex-FBI employee claims she saw angels at Flight 93

    07/03/2012 9:03:20 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 3, 2012 | JOE MANDAK
    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A former FBI employee who retired due to post-traumatic stress disorder linked to time spent as a liaison between law enforcement and families of United Airlines Flight 93 victims has written a book about seeing legions of angels guarding the site after the hijacked airliner crashed on Sept. 11, 2001. Lillie Leonardi was a Pittsburgh-area police officer before working for the FBI.
  • The Lowest Point in my Life, and Surprise

    06/26/2012 5:41:10 PM PDT · by destinedforheaven · 34 replies
    DestinedForHeaven.com ^ | June 26, 2012 | DestinedforHeaven.com
    In a very difficult time in my life I was suffering from grief. I knew that with grieving you have to go through it, not over nor under it. I had lost a beloved pet after a long ordeal trying to prolong his life. His end was very unpleasant and traumatic. Jack was before my children and I doted on him for 8 years. My attachment to him was extremely close that it truly felt like a family member had passed away. A lot of people had no idea of the utter despair and helplessness I felt at losing my...
  • Course on Grace: Grace Considered Extensively, Grace to the Angels [Catholic and Open]

    06/09/2012 10:52:20 AM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies
    TheRealPresence.org ^ | 1998 | Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.
    Course on Grace by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.CONTENTS INTRODUCTION PART ONE: GRACE CONSIDERED EXTENSIVELY I.  Why Grace? II.  What Is Grace? III.  Grace to the Angels IV.  Grace to Adam V.  Grace in the Old Testament VI.  Grace to Christ VII.  Justification in the New Testament Chapter III. Grace to the Angels We might ask many questions about the angels. Did all angels have grace? Did they have these “big” graces we have mentioned? Which graces do the angels in heaven have now? This last question is perhaps most easily answered. For if they have the Beatific Vision it...
  • What is the 2nd and 3rd Heaven? Probably not what you think.

    05/09/2012 2:29:23 PM PDT · by destinedforheaven · 7 replies
    DestinedForHeaven.com ^ | May 3, 2012 | DestinedforHeaven.com
    Both Christian theologians Pseudo Dionysius and Thomas Aquinas broke down the order of angels and the hierarchy system making it an easy concept to grasp. Understanding how these spiritual beings all have important roles and jobs to do is truly a fascinating finding. It helps us to understand this very misunderstood subject of angelic activity. These ministering beings created by God are serving the Lord within three tier classifications. 9 different roles altogether making it 3 in each rank. There are more than 300 accounts alone that help shed light on the very real fact that angels are among us....
  • Weaver's historic night a family affair

    05/03/2012 7:01:21 AM PDT · by doug from upland
    mlb ^ | 5-2012 | lyle spencer
    Weaver's historic night a family affair ANAHEIM -- This is why Jered Weaver elected to stay with the Angels, turning his back on the prospect of a free-agency windfall next winter. With Dave and Gail Weaver, his parents, and Kristin, his wife, in attendance and cheering every delivery, Weaver unleashed his first no-hitter on Wednesday night at Angel Stadium, silencing the Twins, 9-0, by facing two over the minimum. "That was a major part of it, to stay at home, to have the comfort of my family and friends," Weaver said, referring to his decision to sign a five-year, $85...
  • The Orange County Register will send 70 reporters to the Angels opener

    04/06/2012 6:07:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/06/12 | Kevin Kaduk
    The Orange County Register will send 70 reporters to the Angels opener >br>By Kevin Kaduk | Big League Stew – 10 hours ago This just in: There's been a run on notepads and digital recorders in southern California. That's because the Orange County Register plans to have 70 of its 100 reporters — yes, that's a seven followed by a zero — covering Friday night's opener between the Los Angeles Angels and Kansas City Royals at Angel Stadium. A "news mob," the paper calls it. As a point of comparison, Wikipedia lists 48 regular members of the White House press...
  • Angels Flight fares double to 50 cents

    03/13/2012 8:30:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies · 1+ views
    abcgo ^ | Monday, March 12, 2012
    Starting on Monday, the fare is going up from 25 cents to 50 cents. But Metro pass holders and those who purchase commuter books will receive discounts. The fare increase is needed to help cover the line's operating costs. Until now, Angels Flight has relied on donations to make up the difference.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: ANGELS (symbols), 03-01-12

    03/01/2012 8:58:26 AM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies · 2+ views
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 03-01-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):ANGELS (symbols) Depicted in various forms to express the will of God, of which they are the mediators. Shown as messengers, in worship, and in executing justice, they appeared in Western art before A.D. 600. Before Constantine their appearance without wings was mainly with a staff indicative of their office as messengers. The nine choirs are distinctively represented. Angels in art are represented with a variety of articles, musical instruments, thuribles, shields, scrolls, and in a few instances emblems of the Passion, though they are usually represented in worship before the Blessed Sacrament on earth and...
  • Sons of God - "Angel Food for Thought"

    02/08/2012 6:53:37 AM PST · by hawkins · 7 replies
    Church of Christ Articles ^ | 2/08/2012 | Travis Main
    Oh the joy of being called sons of God! Man has this special title given by believing in Christ and being born by the will of God (John 1:12-13). The Bible uses different terms both in the Hebrew and Greek for the word “son” or “sons”. One particular Hebrew word, “bane”, designated by Strong’s Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries “H1121” appears 4924 times in the Old Testament. It is translated in many ways, the majority of which are not “son or sons”. Consider these few: children (Genesis 3:16), old (Genesis 5:32), one born (Genesis 15:3), people (Genesis 29:1), colts (Genesis 32:15),...
  • Padre Pio's Love for the Holy Angels (Catholic Caucus

    01/29/2012 11:09:32 AM PST · by NYer · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Padre Pio Devotions ^ | October 2011
    The word angel is derived from the ancient Greek word aggelos which means messenger. The angels are God's instruments or messengers whom he uses to communicate his will. References to the celestial or non-corporal beings better known as angels, are mentioned more than 100 times in the Old Testament and more than 150 times in the New Testament. From the first book of Genesis to the last book of Revelation, scriptures speak of the existence of angels. In the book of Genesis, the three men who appear to Abraham are angels who have taken human form (Genesis 18:2). An...
  • How did God test the angels?

    01/25/2012 10:45:09 AM PST · by Teófilo · 95 replies
    Brethren, Peace and Good to all of you in Jesus our Lord and Savior. I’m about to tackle the issue of the testing of the angels by God mentioned by Fr. Fortea a few posts ago, and to search for Scriptural clues about it, and reflect on the consequences of the failure by some of the angels to rise to the test. Why does God test his creatures? Speaking about this test is difficult because the Scriptural data is sparse and can only be surmised by what’s explicitly stated in Scripture by secondary reasoning. We know from Scripture that God...
  • Thinking through “angel time” (the aeon) in an orderly fashion

    01/15/2012 11:26:49 PM PST · by Teófilo · 8 replies
    Brethren, Peace and Good to you in Jesus Christ!In my recent blogpost titled, What is a demon?, Fr. Fortea spoke about the manner in which angels (and demons) experience time, calling it “the aeon”. Today I wanted to share with you his definition, but then I thought that we should first reflect about what is “time” for us before we jump into how angels may experience time, so that we could all relate to it via what St. Thomas Aquinas called "the analogy of faith".Yet, our definition of time may be as slippery as a flopping fish. Philosophers, theologians, and...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PHYSICAL MIRACLE, 12-21-11`

    12/21/2011 11:13:26 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 12-21-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):PHYSICAL MIRACLE An event produced by God which surpasses the powers of physical or bodily nature. Tow kinds of physical miracles are known to Catholic theology: 1. Those essentially supernatural, such as raising the dead, which only divine power can perform (major miracles); and 2. those relatively supernatural, such as sudden healing, which the angels can perform under divine providence (minor miracles). All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Sources: Sources: Albert Pujols, Angels agree

    12/08/2011 7:45:40 AM PST · by jpl · 102 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | Thursday December 8, 2011 | ESPN
    DALLAS -- Albert Pujols has agreed to a 10-year, $250 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels, sources told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney on Thursday. The deal includes a full no-trade clause, which Pujols had been seeking and may have been a sticking point in his negotiations with the Miami Marlins.
  • TV Girls I Had a Crush On When I Was 15: Jaclyn Smith on 'Charlie's Angels'~

    10/21/2011 11:30:58 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 112 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 21, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    When monster smash hit Charlie's Angels first hit the tube in Fall of '76, I sure didn't have to think long when anybody asked who my favorite was: Jaclyn Smith - the young actress that played "Kelly Garrett" on the show- was to me always the  most heavenly Angel, hands down... This was for reasons I was largely unable to convey to those with Farrah posters in their bedrooms, back in the days when that one with the red bathing suit was all but ubiquitious.  But the somehow Jaclyn Smith just had a sexy vibe, bit more real/natural-look than Farrah (smile/hair), imho- plus I guess I...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-29-11, Feast, Sts. Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Archangels

    09/28/2011 10:04:31 PM PDT · by Salvation · 48 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 09-29-11 | New American Bible
    September 29, 2011   Feast of Saint Michael, Saint Gabriel and Saint Raphael, archangels   Reading 1 Dn 7:9-10, 13-14 As I watched: Thrones were set upand the Ancient One took his throne.His clothing was bright as snow,and the hair on his head as white as wool;His throne was flames of fire,with wheels of burning fire.A surging stream of fireflowed out from where he sat;Thousands upon thousands were ministering to him,and myriads upon myriads attended him. The court was convened, and the books were opened.As the visions during the night continued, I saw One like a son of man coming,on...
  • Vanity: Of Hurricanes and Angels

    08/26/2011 7:27:01 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 15 replies
    Former Fetus
    Reading about hurricane Irene reminds me of a night, almost 22 years ago. My eldest daughter was exactly 3 weeks old and hurricane Hugo was supposed to "brush past" the South Carolina coast. We lived inland, so we were not concerned at all. My husband had farmed all his life and said that probably we would get some nice rain. I didn't know what to expect, this was my first hurricane, besides I was too busy with my newborn baby. So we went to bed. Just before midnight, the wind was getting very strong and the rain was hitting the...
  • Plane With LA Angels Aboard Makes Emergency Landing At LAX

    06/01/2011 9:46:40 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 21 replies
    kcal ^ | 6-1-11
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A Delta charter flight carrying members of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim has made a safe emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport. Victor Rojas, the team’s announcer, reportedly tweeted that the team was aboard the 737-800 Delta Charter Flight that flew in from Kansas City. The plane was expected to land at John Wayne Airport, but was diverted to Los Angeles due to hydraulic problems. It had 51 people aboard . No other information is immediately available.
  • Dodgers Fans, Including Pregnant Woman, Beaten at Angels Stadium After Exhibition Game

    04/11/2011 2:02:50 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 28 replies
    LA Weekly ^ | April 11, 2011 | Dennis Romero
    Looks like Dodgers fans aren't just dishing out the hooliganism these days. A pregnant woman and her brother, both apparently Dodgers fans, were hospitalized after they were beaten, allegedly by Angels fans, following an exhibition game between L.A. and the Angels at Angels Stadium. A blogger's account of the dust-up described it as a fan-based outbreak of violence that put the woman and her brother in the hospital. The game was March 29. Both victims were released from the hospital within 24 hours, police said. Sgt. Rick Martinez of the Anaheim Police Department downplayed the clash, saying ... ... both...
  • My sufferings are growing through you ~ ~ ~

    04/01/2011 7:18:17 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 19 replies
    My sufferings are growing through you , All that I AM growing anew , The blood , the stripes , the words you know , Persecution that just seems to grow and grow , My very essence speaking and flowing through you , Oh ! but as you suffer I become new , For it is heaven in you I desire to prolong , For as you suffer your flesh falls behind , And all your words now become mine , A beautiful tapestry sung just for me , Each stitch woven in perfect harmony , My kingdom then comes...
  • [Ecumenical] Lent through Eastertide - Divine Mercy Diary Exerpts: Angels

    03/09/2011 3:52:37 PM PST · by Salvation · 25 replies
    Catholic=Forum.com ^ | 1987 | Saint Faustina
    Divine Mercy Diary Exerpts   Jesus's words are in italics.  St. Faustina's words are in regular print.   "Your task is to write down everything that I make known to you about My mercy, for the benefit of those who by reading these things will be comforted in their souls and will have the courage to approach Me." (1693)     "Mankind will not have peace until it turns with trust to My mercy." (300)     
  • Boy, 4, says angels sang to him while lifeless

    02/19/2011 9:01:23 PM PST · by bogusname · 203 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | February 19, 2011 | WND
    It was the kind of nightmare every parent fears. A wrongly diagnosed illness. Another wrongly diagnosed illness. Then a lifeless 4-year-old boy rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery for a an appendix that had ruptured five days earlier. When it was all over, Colton survived and recovered. But that was just the beginning of the amazing saga. Four months later, Colton began telling his parents things he could not have known. "Mom, I have two sisters," he said. "You had a baby die in your tummy didn't you?"
  • The Blue Angels - Then and Now

    02/18/2011 12:32:50 PM PST · by paterfamilias · 28 replies · 1+ views
    neptunuslex.com ^ | December, 2010 | Neptunus Lex
    A great video featuring the first Blue Angels (F8F Bearcats) flying with the current Blue Angels (F/A-18D Hornets). http://www.neptunuslex.com/2010/12/10/good-day-at-the-patch/
  • Funeral pickets to be met by 'angels' (8-by-10-foot 'wings' to block leftist loons in Tucson)

    01/11/2011 5:36:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/11/11
    Funeral pickets to be met by 'angels'By the CNN Wire Staff January 11, 2011 2:25 a.m. EST Tucson, Arizona (CNN) -- Tucson just isn't that kind of town, says Christin Gilmer. Gilmer is talking about Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas, that has made its name picketing the funerals of people who died of AIDS, gay people, soldiers and even Coretta Scott King. **SNIP** They're planning an "angel action" -- with 8-by-10-foot "angel wings" worn by participants and used to shield mourners from pickets. The actions were created by Coloradan Romaine Patterson, who was shocked to find the Topeka church...