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  • Steinem, Quinn, Fields to be 'Charlie's Angels' at Rangel Fund-Raiser (all ladies please wear white)

    06/10/2010 10:10:21 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 99+ views
    NY Observer ^ | 6/10/10 | Reid Pillifant
    Steinem, Quinn, Fields to be 'Charlie's Angels' at Rangel Fund-RaiserBy Reid Pillifant June 10, 2010 | 12:28 p.m A group of women billing themselves as "Charlie's Angels" is hosting a fund-raiser later this month for Charlie Rangel's re-election. The invite for the June 21 event includes a long list of "Angels," which leads with some of Harlem's elite--Alma Rangel, Joyce Dinkins, Portia Paterson and Leatrice Sutton. Also on the list: Council Speaker Christine Quinn; Councilwomen Inez Dickens and Jessica Lappin; former Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields; Suzy Ballantyne of AFL-CIO; Bill Thompson's wife, Elsi McCabe Thompson; and longtime feminist...
  • Blue Angels in High Def - Great Video - Click To Be Amazed!

    04/06/2010 7:53:08 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 47 replies · 2,229+ views
    USN ^ | USN
    They Be Squids, but They Be Good!

    04/01/2010 5:01:42 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 15 replies · 337+ views
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | scribed by Jedediah beside Enoch
    My diocese ( House )( Spirit ~ Water ~ Blood ) is within you , My kingdom expands around you , But do you notice or is this all for naught ?!, Are you aware of your surroundings as Ezekiel was taught ? , Can you imagine ? Can you envision the four living creatures surrounding Me ?! , That all this is yours if only you see , It is no longer you or your matter (existence) but mine , And it is upon my table and cup you dine , That the image in your mirror is no...
  • Is There A Spiritual World?

    03/01/2010 8:51:29 PM PST · by Korah · 127 replies · 1,643+ views
    enterprise Record Post Scripts ^ | 6/14/09 | Chuck Ness
    In today's technological age, it might seem silly for intelligent people to consider a spiritual world where beings we cannot see might exist. Oh it's fine to read books and watch Hollywood movies about the afterlife and spirits that roam the netherworld but that's all make believe, not the real world. In the real world we are taught that reality consists of what we can touch, taste, see, hear, smell, and that the spirit world is for those weak minded individuals who use religion as a crutch to get through the day.  However, what if I told you that...
  • Officer purchases food for man caught stealing

    02/05/2010 9:24:24 PM PST · by ellery · 51 replies · 1,832+ views
    Bozeman Daily Chronicle ^ | February 4, 2010 | AMANDA RICKER
    Bozeman Police Officer Marek Ziegler was called to Van’s IGA last Friday night to check on a shoplifting report. The 33-year-old officer has been on the Bozeman force for three years. He is a K-9 handler and works nights, from about 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. When he got to the grocery store on North Seventh Avenue, employees told Ziegler that a 32-year-old man had stuffed food and “pens, pencils, maybe markers, things for his kids” into his coat. The officer arrested the man, cited him for theft and then released him. But the story didn’t end there. Ziegler had...
  • Scientist: Angels can't fly

    12/22/2009 6:30:54 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 97 replies · 2,709+ views
    upi ^ | Dec. 22, 2009
    LONDON, A London scientist has authored a paper arguing angels as classically depicted, mostly-human forms with wings, would be unable to fly. Professor Roger Wotton of University College London wrote in his paper, which was published by the school's Opticon magazine, that human-appearing angels with feathered bird-like wings would not be able to use the wings for flight, The Daily Telegraph reported Tuesday. "Even a cursory examination of the evidence in representational arts shows that angels and cherubs cannot take off and cannot use powered flight," Wotton wrote. "And even if they used gliding flight, they would need to be...
  • From Michael to Moroni - most faiths touched by angels

    12/17/2009 8:25:41 PM PST · by delacoert · 283 replies · 2,513+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 12/17/2009 | Kristen Moulton
    Angels, those winged creatures atop Christmas trees and a perennial subject for movies, long have captured the human imagination. But for most religious people, angels are far from imaginary. They are not merely cultural conceptions, symbols or myths. Indeed, angels play a vital role in the relationship between humans and the divine, according to teachings of the world's dominant religions. Judaism, Christianity and Islam all believe in angels and share a common notion -- that angels do God's work, including communication with humans. The very word "angel" is from the Greek translation of the Hebrew word for messenger, "mal'ach." Many...
  • Food for Thought (Percentage of Americans who believe in Angels, Evolution, AGW, Ghosts, UFO, etc.)

    12/08/2009 7:50:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies · 813+ views
    FP Passport ^ | 12/8/2009
    Percentage of Americans who believe in angels: 55 Percentage of Americans who believe in evolution: 39 Percentage of Americans who believe in anthropogenic global warming: 36 Percentage of Americans who believe in ghosts: 34 Percentage of Americans who believe in UFOs: 34
  • God and the particles of doom

    10/25/2009 6:25:32 PM PDT · by delacoert · 44 replies · 1,110+ views
    Get Religion ^ | October 24, 2009
    As we all know, as as numerous stacks of research have shown, only really stupid, illogical, fact-challenged people believe that God played some meaningful role in the creation of heaven and earth. Right?I mean, facts are facts and journalism is all about the facts. Still, I am happy to report that the New York Times ran an essay the other day that opened the currents of science just a bit and showed us the kind of things that linear, logical scientists think about when things go bump in the dark, or when they go bump in the light. This is...
  • Could Aliens Actually be Fallen Angels?

    10/25/2009 5:37:25 AM PDT · by Ancient Drive · 726 replies · 8,690+ views
    I think that to completely dismiss the "alien" abductions and UFO sightings is just not very intelligent. The truth is that SOME THING is doing these things. People have their unborne babies taken with no trace. People awake with peices of symetrical metal under their skin with no visible mark. People have thousands of hours of UFO videos, of which SOME are quite legitimate. There have been millions who have said they've been abducted. I highly doubt that every single one is lying. Even if just 5 people are telling the truth then there IS somthing "out there". As a...
  • Rain Out Helps Angels

    10/24/2009 6:36:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies · 341+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 24, 2009 | Steve Bisheff
    It was bad news if you were a fan looking forward to Game 6 tonight. But when the official announcement of a rainout was made in New York, it was good news for the Angels. Now Mike Scioscia will have all sorts of options with his starting rotation, including the strong possibility that he could come back with John Lackey, on three days' rest, in a potential Game 7 on Monday. It also means he not only will have Joe Saunders starting Game 6, but he could have Jered Weaver, who had been scheduled to start Game 7, available in...
  • Game 6 of ALCS postponed by rain

    10/24/2009 4:37:45 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 44 replies · 1,172+ views
    yahoo sports ^ | 10/24/09 | MIke Fitzpatrick
    Game 6 of the AL championship series between the Los Angeles Angels and New York Yankees was postponed because of rain Saturday. The game was rescheduled for 8:20 p.m. Sunday at Yankee Stadium. New York leads the best-of-seven series 3-2 and needs one victory to clinch its 40th pennant and reach the World Series for the first time since 2003. Game 7, if necessary, will be Monday in New York at 7:57 p.m. “The one thing is, you don’t want to stop and start, and we don’t know when the rain is going to get out of here,” Yankees manager...
  • ALCS and NLCS 2009 live thread

    10/20/2009 10:06:32 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 95 replies · 2,407+ views
    10/20/09 | raccoonradio
    A thread for the remainder of the 2009 ALCS (Angels, Yankees) and NLCS (Phillies, Dodgers)
  • Mariano Rivera Spitball: Video Evidence?

    10/20/2009 8:42:42 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 23 replies · 1,885+ views
    Halos Heaven ^ | 10/20/09 | Rev Halofan
    Personally, the video you are about to watch is pretty amazing: I would say this is pretty conclusive evidence of why Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera is able to throw only one pitch that has unpredictable, yet precise movement. He has mastered the Angels so far in the ALCS but has Major League Baseball gotten a look at how he "warms up" for his appearance on the mound? You be the judge... * With a tie game in the bottom of the 10th, the Yankees bring in Rivera. * After warming up, he has his back to home plate so the...
  • (Video)Weekly Torah Portion Video: Breishit

    10/18/2009 10:13:02 PM PDT · by bogusname · 20 replies · 592+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/18/09 | Rabbi Chaim Richman
    The Rabbi talks about who Adam was and just what sort of creature he was purposed to be. He also talks about how the angels reacted to the creation of Adam. (From
  • ALCS & NLCS live thread for the weekend

    10/17/2009 5:06:31 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 167 replies · 2,628+ views
    10/17/09 | raccoonradio
    ALCS Yankees-Angels Sat night, NLCS Phillies-Dodgers Sat night. Talk about 'em here. Going in: Yankees lead Angels 1 game to none, Phils and Dodgers are tied at a game apiece. From 40 degree (wind chill 25) NYC to 93 degree LA, it's baseball's league championship series.
  • How Sweep It Is: Angels Exorcise Demons, Defeat Boston in Playoffs

    10/11/2009 6:25:12 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 27 replies · 818+ views
    bleacher report dot com ^ | 10-11-09 | Kroncke
    How Sweep It Is: Angels Exorcise Demons, Defeat Boston in Playoffs by Johnathan Kroncke Scribe Written on October 11, 2009 BOSTON - OCTOBER 11: The Angels were beaten. They had to be. Down 5-2 in the eighth inning and facing two stellar relievers lined up to close the game, they could only look to tomorrow and a Game Four match-up between Joe Saunders and Jon Lester. Or at least, that's what it looked like. But appearances can be deceiving. Once again, I must defer to the great linguist Yogi Berra who famously declared, “It ain't over 'till it's over.” Unbelievably,...
  • LA Angels 7, Boston 6 (VLAD IMPALES THE RED SOX IN THE 9TH)

    10/11/2009 1:05:57 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 36 replies · 1,764+ views
    Top 9th: LA Angels - B. Abreu doubled to left, E. Aybar scored, C. Figgins to third - V. Guerrero singled to shallow center, C. Figgins and B. Abreu scored, T. Hunter to second
  • Vlad's 2-out, 2-run single off Papelbon rallies Angels to sweep

    10/11/2009 2:06:08 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 10 replies · 648+ views
    ESPN ^ | 10/11/2009 | AP
    Vladimir Guerrero and the Los Angeles Angels shrugged off their postseason failures and swept the Boston Red Sox out of the playoffs.
  • Sox Angels ALDSGame 3

    10/11/2009 11:01:11 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 18 replies · 611+ views
    na ^ | 101109 | self
    Sox prolonging the inevitable embarassment. Good for TBS, I guess.
  • Sox Angels ALDS Game 2

    10/09/2009 7:48:51 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 33 replies · 760+ views
    self ^ | 100909 | self
    OK, I'll start this one, too, just in case it gets interesting.Josh Becket vs. Jered Weaver.
  • Angels Sox Game 1

    10/08/2009 8:44:23 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 30 replies · 803+ views
    First of all, the first base umpire is smoking crack. Or he's really desperate about his gambling debts.Second, Angels Stadium. Not only is that fake rock sculpture out past center field tacky, not only does it make the place look like a scene from the Flintstones, but those little fireworks that go off when a home run is hit out there are a really juvenile touch. Otherwise, it's a pretty good game.
  • A real Freeway Series would get local juices flowing (Angels-Dodgers)

    10/08/2009 12:13:21 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies · 999+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 6, 2009 | Bill Shaikin
    ... We're longing for a Freeway Series, when blue flags and red flags would jostle for supremacy in the carpool lane, when neighbors and friends would have to declare their loyalty. Dodgers or Angels? ...
  • Question for old Timers: Re Movie Trivia

    09/29/2009 12:59:15 AM PDT · by DGHoodini · 34 replies · 1,082+ views
    'Angels in the Outfield' | DGHodini
    I recently rewatched 'Angels in the Outfield', the original one, the *good* one, with Paul Muni. And the same question that comes to me each time I watch it, once agin came to mind, and I thought i'd asik here, to see if maybe someone knew the answer. In the movie, there is at least one scene where the Manager(Munii) sits down to dinner, and puts Ketchup on it.... My question is...Was there a time where this was a common practice that some people did, or was this just a writers ploy to show how curmudgeonly the character was? I...
  • The 12 most important things to know about angels

    09/28/2009 3:38:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 136 replies · 4,029+ views
    Ignatius Insight ^ | September 28, 2009 | Carl Olson
    As tomorrow is the Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, archangels, here 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 these words with you. 3. They’re not cute, cuddly, comfortable, chummy, or “cool”. They are fearsome...
  • The True Role of Guardian Angels

    08/16/2009 5:44:51 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 10 replies · 940+ views
    Tradition Family and Property ^ | Last Updated on Friday, August 14, 2009 | Plinio Correa de Oliveira
    The True Role of Guardian Angels Written by Plinio Correa de Oliveira    Thursday, August 13, 2009 While the role of Guardian Angels is to guard men, institutions, cities and nations, we often have a distorted image of the functions of these angels. Many see them as beings that are good just to obtain advantages for us. However, this is not their only role. They exist above all to help us in spiritual difficulties. God accompanies us through the action of the angels and they participate in our struggles to help us fulfill our vocation.  Indeed, Guardian Angels run contrary...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Devils

    07/28/2009 11:34:17 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 13 replies · 630+ views ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Devils 670. Is the devil a supernatural being? No. He is a natural angelic being, in a state deprived of supernatural grace. 671. Satan is a mythical being. He is quite content to seem a mythical being. He has no desire to be detected in his operations, and is not likely to inform you that evil suggestions are from him. 672. Who is Satan? The word Satan in Hebrew means one who is adverse, and it can refer to any adversary. In that sense Christ said on one occasion to Peter, "Go behind me, Satan, thou art a scandal unto...
  • Touched by Padre Pio's guardian angels [Catholic Caucus]

    07/28/2009 9:42:48 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies · 935+ views
    PhilStar ^ | July 26, 2009 | Letty Jacinto-Lopez
    The main altar at the church where Padre Pio used to say Mass It was 1965.  My brother and sister-in-law (“sis” for short) had wanted to have a baby in the first five years of their married life but all attempts failed. Anxious and getting desperate, my sis agreed to travel to a then-sleepy town called San Giovanni Rotondo — about a four-hour drive from Rome, Italy — to meet Padre Pio, the Capuchin friar who bore the nail wounds of Jesus on the cross. She said, “I waited for three hours at the confessional room.  Finally, I saw Padre Pio motioning...
  • Wilhite's Recovery Continues To Amaze

    07/21/2009 4:59:59 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 2 replies · 331+ views
    Angels MLB ^ | 7-19-09 | Lyle Spencer
    Wilhite's recovery continues to amaze Determined Adenhart accident survivor honored by A's By Lyle Spencer / 07/19/09 12:00 AM ET OAKLAND -- Tony and Betsy Wilhite believe in miracles. Evidence -- their son, Jon -- was standing nearby, in the flesh. He was getting ready to toss the ceremonial first pitch on Saturday afternoon at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum to Athletics catcher Kurt Suzuki, his good buddy and benefactor. "It's a miracle," Tony Wilhite said. "It's a medical miracle -- and continues to be one, every day." "I can't explain it," Betsy Wilhite added. "It's amazing. He's a miracle. We...
  • Don Bosco and the Gray Dog

    07/20/2009 11:06:09 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies · 413+ views via Vivificat ^ | Monday, July 20, 2009 | Posted by Teófilo de Jesús
    Folks, as long as we are on the subject of dogs, I believe you will find this story from St. John Bosco’s life very endearing: Although Don Bosco had no lack of resourcefulness, he often received much-needed help from an unexpected source. Don Bosco entitled the last chapter of his Memoirs "A Mysterious Dog: Grigio." There he relates how a strange gray dog protected him from time to time. The dog came to be known as Grigio, from the Italian word for ‘gray.’ All sorts of attempts have been made to account for this animal, which always seemed to be...
  • C-17 Globmaster III flyover last night

    07/05/2009 10:53:08 AM PDT · by SideoutFred · 9 replies · 847+ views
    Youtube ^ | July 5, 2009 | Me
    At the Angels - Orioles game last night, I caught this C17 Globemaster III flyover. Sorry about the wobbly camera as my kids were pulling on my shirt as they were looking at the plane.
  • Raw Video: Inside a Blue Angel Cockpit (Air Show From the Pilot's View)

    06/13/2009 9:07:58 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 34 replies · 2,168+ views | 06/12/09 | Noah Shachtman
    I think I need a barf bag. My head is spinning after watching this footage of the Blue Angels, the Navy’s ridiculously precise stunt pilot team. No, I’m not talking about another home movie of the fliers, shot from an air show. This raw video is taken from inside a Blue Angel cockpit, as the jets scream through the air. Personally, it’s as close as I ever want to get from stepping inside one of those planes. Closer, actually.Video
  • Man Pleas Not Guilty in Death of Los Angeles Angels Pitcher Nick Adenhart

    06/08/2009 11:59:24 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 8 replies · 631+ views
    AP via FoxNews ^ | June 8, 2009 | Staff
    SANTA ANA, Calif. — The man charged with killing Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others in a drunken driving crash pleaded not guilty Monday to three counts of murder as relatives of the dead and one survivor looked on. Andrew Thomas Gallo, 22, also pleaded not guilty through his attorney to three other felony charges and one misdemeanor in the April 9 collision that occurred just hours after Adenhart pitched six scoreless innings in his season debut. Gallo watched from inside a security enclosure as defense attorney Randall Longwith entered the pleas before an Orange County Superior...
  • 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. ...
  • Opie vs. the Vatican

    05/10/2009 3:24:54 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 25 replies · 1,051+ views ^ | May 10, 2009 | Jim Slotek
    ROME -- The buffer zone can be wafer thin in this Eternal City between two warring parties, the Vatican and (to use Hollywood-speak) "the people who brought you The Da Vinci Code." ----- [snip] ----- In Angels & Demons -- which opens Friday in theatres nationwide -- Hanks once again plays symbologist Robert Langdon, who's once again solving a secret-society mystery that strikes to the core of the Roman Catholic church. A sample of anti-matter from the CERN physics lab in Switzerland has been smuggled into the Vatican, and an assassin has promised to kill each of the four cardinals...
  • Cop: Driver of Van in Adenhart Crash Drank (Angels' Pitcher)

    04/09/2009 12:20:32 PM PDT · by Big_Monkey · 94 replies · 2,318+ views ^ | 04/09/09 | TMZ Staff
    During the Nick Adenhart press conference, a Fullerton PD spokesman said the man who caused the accident that killed Nick and two others was under the influence of alcohol at the time. The spokesman also said he believes the man, 22-year-old Andrew Gallo, was also driving on a suspended license because of a prior DUI. The cop said Gallo will probably be booked on felony hit-and-run, felony DUI, vehicular manslaughter and possibly murder. Also -- the Angels game tonight has been canceled
  • Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart killed morning after start

    04/09/2009 8:48:13 AM PDT · by jpl · 50 replies · 6,347+ views
    The Sporting News ^ | Thursday April 9, 2009 | The Sporting News
    Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart, who started in a home game against the A's Wednesday night, was killed in a felony hit-and-run car accident in Fullerton, California, early Thursday morning, according to multiple reports. The accident was cause by the driver of a minivan who ran a red light, which caused the Mitsubishi that Adenhart was riding in to hit a light pole, police said. In addition to the 22-year-old Adenhart, two other people died in the crash. One of the other people killed was also affiliated with the Angels organization, TMZ reports. The driver of the minivan fled...
  • Angels Starting Pitcher Killed After Ball Game

    04/09/2009 8:20:06 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 119 replies · 7,980+ views
    tmz ^ | 4-9-09
    Angels Starting Pitcher Killed After Ball Game Posted Apr 9th 2009 10:49AM by TMZ Staff TMZ has learned Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Nick Adenhart was killed in a felony hit-and-run car accident in Fullerton, California early this morning -- hours after he pitched in a game last night. Cops say someone driving a minivan blew through a red light, causing the Mitsubishi that Adenhart was riding in to hit a light pole. Three people were killed in the crash, including Nick. Cops say the person driving the van fled the scene -- but was later caught and charged with...
  • A Saint Patrick’s Day pamphlet on Angels from the Irish

    03/17/2009 2:06:10 PM PDT · by Brian_Baldwin · 9 replies · 446+ views
    The Irish | 3-17-2009 | brianbaldwin
    I am not Irish nor even Christian but this is probably a good day to share a short pamphlet on Angels from the Kelts of which I am no authority. But there is probably no better authority than fourth Century Irishmen, though the Book of Kells is probably ca. 800 A.D. after the death of Jesus Christ, and being I believe the old school is closer to the real times that they would know better than me. First off, of course, we mush wish everyone a Happy Saint Patrick’s Day, a brave Roman he was being captured by a bunch...
  • Petraeus Praises Medics, Corpsmen at ‘Angels of Battlefield’ Gala

    03/12/2009 5:49:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 585+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 12, 2009 – The commander of U.S. Central Command last night praised the Army medics and Navy corpsmen whose courage on the battlefield protects the lives of fellow servicemembers. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Stephanie Cates receives the Angels of the Battlefield Award from U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, commander, U.S. Central Command, and U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, during a dinner in honor of military medics and corpsman at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C., March 11, 2009. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Suzanne M. Day  (Click photo for...
  • Holy Father recalls importance of angels in the life of Christ

    03/01/2009 10:23:22 AM PST · by GonzoII · 44 replies · 609+ views
    CatholicNewsAgency ^ | Vatican City, Mar 1, 2009
    Holy Father recalls importance of angels in the life of Christ Pope Benedict XVI Vatican City, Mar 1, 2009 / 10:04 am (CNA).- Pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday to pray the Angelus prayer at noon with Pope Benedict XVI. In his remarks, the Pontiff spoke of the importance of angels and also prayed for those struggling in uncertain financial times.The topic of discussion was prompted by the Pope's commentary on the Gospel of today, the First Sunday of Lent. The Gospel of Mark notes that angels "ministered to" Jesus in the desert. "The angels are the counterpoint...
  • Operation Healing Angel Gears Up for New Year

    01/12/2009 3:22:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 161+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2009 – A troop-support organization is gearing up for the early part of the new year, collecting Valentine, Easter and St. Patrick Day cards and gifts for servicemembers and the health professionals who take care of them. “The response is tremendous during [the Christmas holiday] for sending cards and gifts, but the need is just as great when this holiday ends,” said Alessandra Kellermann, founder of Homefront Hugs USA, the group that manages the Operation Healing Angel program. “We run 365 days of the year. It’s important for us to keep in contact with the troops...
  • Translated Beings (LDS OPEN THREAD)

    01/10/2009 5:22:10 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 33 replies · 687+ views
    Meridian Magazine ^ | By John A. Tvedtnes
    Translated BeingsBy John A. Tvedtnes concept of bodily translation is well known to Latter-day Saints. Among the ancient prophets whom we acknowledge to have been changed in such a way that they could remain alive for an indefinite period of time are Enoch, Elijah, the apostle John, Melchizedek, the three Nephite disciples, and likely Moses, Alma2, and Nephi the son of Helaman.In our day, the term “translate” generally denotes the rendering of a text written or spoken in one language to another language, but this is only part of its wide range of meaning. Earlier generations of English speakers...
  • ANGELS: Their Meaning for Our World

    12/29/2008 4:27:47 AM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies · 778+ views
    Catholic Information Network ^ | Brother John M. Samaha, S.M.
    ANGELS: Their Meaning for Our World by Brother John M. Samaha, S.M. 1- Introduction Are angels a fad, a trend, or are they real? Angels seem to populate so many aspects of our lives today -- jewelry, postage stamps, stories, television shows, literature, historical anecdotes, art, religious practice, biblical studies. Attention to angels seems ubiquitous. So absorbed in angels is the general population that this current interest borders on angel-mania. Like the commercialization of Christmas, angel-mania can serve to draw our attention to the reality and importance of angels in God's creation. Angels are no myth. They are a very...
  • UK: Mother takes photo of 'angel' in hospital as daughter on life-support (photo)

    12/25/2008 5:43:33 AM PST · by yankeedame · 38 replies · 3,015+ views ^ | 24th December 2008 | staff writer
    Mother takes photo of 'angel' in hospital as daughter on life- support makes miraculous recovery A mother, whose daughter was fighting for her life, believes that a photograph taken in a hospital ward shows an angel. Colleen Banton, from Charlotte, North Carolina, was facing the agonising decision of taking her daughter off a life-support machine when the 'miracle' occurred. 14-year-old Chelsea had been admitted to the hospital with pneumonia, but a series of subsequent infections and a collapsed lung left the teenager breathing with the help of a ventilator. Colleen Banton's photograph of an 'angel'. The unusual light appeared while...
  • Do Angels Exist? (A miracle and a picture have many asking this question)

    12/20/2008 8:30:10 PM PST · by Between the Lines · 144 replies · 7,771+ views
    WBTV ^ | Dec 20, 2008
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A "miracle" at one local hospital has a lot of people talking. This picture was taken in the hallway leading into Presbyterian's Pediatric Cancer center. A little girl there was taken off life support, her mother in her room praying. At the same time, a nurse noticed a man standing in the hallway. When she pushed the security button to let him in, no one was there. According to a nurse, this happened several times -- seeing him behind the doors, then he would vanish. Someone thought he had wings, so they took the picture (on...
  • Angels clearly Lack-ing (Red Sox Lead Series 1 - 0 )

    10/02/2008 11:34:16 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 9 replies · 632+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | October 2, 2008 08:20 AM | Eric Wilbur
    In simplistic terms, it is but four letters, two syllables that allow vowels to do all the work. Yet when the Los Angeles Times’ Bill Shaikin summons them in his lede today, following last night’s Game 1 win by the Red Sox, they carry with them such deep significance that there can be no better way to sum up what has to be classified as an overall feeling of impending doom ... “Uh oh.” Uh oh, indeed. Also acceptable would have been any expletive form of “^%$#,” “**$#,” or “*&^%$# -snip- After last night’s 10th straight playoff loss to the...
  • Angels bring us great help and consolation, Pope Benedict reminds

    09/29/2008 4:35:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 58 replies · 712+ views
    CNA ^ | September 29, 2008
    Vatican City, Sep 29, 2008 / 10:29 am (CNA).- Pope Benedict XVI will complete his stay at the papal summer residence tomorrow, and as final preparations are being made for his return to Rome, he addressed the local bishop, religious, local civil authorities and security personnel on the topic of angels. Today marks the Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, the Pope pointed out to Bishop Marcello Semeraro of Albano (the diocese in which Castelgandolfo is located) and the assembled crowd. With this Feast in mind, he prayed, "let us trustingly invoke their help, and the protection of...
  • Half of Americans believe in angels

    09/19/2008 12:04:30 PM PDT · by WaveMan · 50 replies · 292+ views
    Half of all Americans believe they are protected by guardian angels, one-fifth say they've heard God speak to them, one-quarter say they have witnessed miraculous healings, 16 percent say they've received one and 8 percent say they pray in tongues, according to a survey released Thursday by Baylor University. The wide-ranging survey of 1,648 adults, who were asked 350 questions on their religious practices last fall, reveals a significant majority who are comfortable with the supernatural.
  • MLB: Two weeks left, push to the playoffs

    09/15/2008 10:36:40 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 30 replies · 226+ views
    yahoo sports | 09/15/08 | raccoonradio
    Let's hear a little baseball chatter here! AL EAST Tampa Bay leads division by a game over Boston with the two teams squaring off in a three game series starting tonight. Yankees are in fourth, a half game behind the Blue Jays--and the last game at Yankee Stadium is set for Sunday night on ESPN. AL CENTRAL/WEST White Sox lead Twins by 1.5 games. Angels clinched the west and lead Texas by a mere 19.5 games. Curse of Hillary? The Obama campaign reminds me of the Yanks' fortune this year. Down down down Another close race in the NL EAST...