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  • Rangers win AL West on final day; Angels' loss puts Astros in playoffs

    10/04/2015 3:40:26 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 39 replies
    AP ^ | 10/4/15
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Cole Hamels and the Texas Rangers finally clinched the AL West title on the last day of the regular season. Hamels pitched a three-hitter, Adrian Beltre hit a go-ahead homer and the Rangers beat the Angels 9-2 Sunday, eliminating Los Angeles from playoff contention. A year after their 95 losses were the most in the American League, two months after they were still eight games out of first place and three days after ensuring themselves a postseason spot, the Rangers wrapped up their sixth division title. Texas plays its first AL division series game since 2011 on...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-02-15, M, The Holy Guardian Angels

    10/01/2015 8:01:51 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies ^ | 10-02-15 | Revised New American Bible
    October 2, 2015   Memorial of the Holy Guardian Angels Reading 1 Bar 1:15-22 During the Babylonian captivity, the exiles prayed:“Justice is with the Lord, our God;and we today are flushed with shame,we men of Judah and citizens of Jerusalem,that we, with our kings and rulersand priests and prophets, and with our ancestors,have sinned in the Lord’s sight and disobeyed him.We have neither heeded the voice of the Lord, our God,nor followed the precepts which the Lord set before us.From the time the Lord led our ancestors out of the land of Egyptuntil the present day,we have been disobedient...
  • How Can the (Catholic) Church Teach Angels?

    05/20/2015 2:41:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 317 replies
    Catholic Answers ^ | March 15, 2015 | Tim Staples
    In John 5:43, Jesus declared:I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not receive me; if another comes in his own name, him you will receive.With the advent of Protestantism and the confusion that followed, and that continues to this day, Christians, outside of the Catholic Church, have, at best, an incomplete understanding of the power of these words. When Jesus says, “I come in my father’s name,” he reveals the nature of the authority he possesses from God, the Father.We use this phrase—at least, the “in the name of” part—similarly in modern parlance in law enforcement when a police...
  • 5 Facts You Need to Know About Your Guardian Angel (Catholic Caucus)

    05/20/2015 3:57:47 AM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies
    PhilipKosloski ^ | May 19, 2015 | Philip Kosloski
    We all have guardian angels. Jesus told His disciples, “See that you despise not one of these little ones: for I say to you, that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father who is in heaven” (Mt 18:10, emphasis added). However, very few of us realize this or would even dare to converse with them on a daily basis. For most of us guardian angels are “cute” stories we tell children so that they are not afraid of the dark.What we don’t realize is that our guardians angels are there right beside us, ready to help...
  • Ex-major league and Snohomish star Earl Averill Jr. dies

    05/15/2015 2:30:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | May 14, 2015 | Adam Jude
    Earl Averill Jr., a Snohomish High School graduate and a seven-year major league veteran, died Wednesday in Tacoma. He was 83. The Mariners scheduled a moment of silence in Averill’s honor just before the start of Thursday’s game against the Red Sox. Averill is the son of Baseball Hall of Famer Earl Averill.
  • ‘Everything Is Ready Now’: A Near-Death Experience

    04/04/2015 10:01:56 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 28 replies
    ‘Everything Is Ready Now’: A Near-Death Experience by RICHARD JOHN NEUHAUS April 4, 2015 [America's Pre-Eminent Lutheran Theologian And Convert To Catholicism Writes...] NOTE: The following piece is excerpted from an essay, “Born Toward Dying,” that originally appeared in the February 2000 issue of First Things and became the basis for the book As I Lay Dying: Meditations upon Returning. The operation took several hours and was an unspeakable mess. The tumor had expanded to rupture the intestine; blood, fecal matter, and guts all over the place. My stomach was sliced open from the rib cage down to the pubic...
  • Josh Hamilton case no Mickey Mouse affair for Angels' Arte Moreno

    04/03/2015 1:38:01 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 3, 2015 | Bill Shaikin
    Michael Eisner did not care for the rules. He would look out for his kingdom, in a way that would seem perfectly logical to Arte Moreno, and to a good many fans too. If a player on your team was involved with cocaine, how could the team be forbidden from taking disciplinary action? In Baseball Land, the employees have a powerful union to protect their interests. And so, on Friday, the commissioner of baseball was reduced to issuing a statement that essentially said, "Yes, I would have suspended Josh Hamilton, but I had no authority to do so." In 1997,...
  • An Explanation of the Traditional Russian Orthodox Three-bar Cross

    03/14/2015 9:25:14 PM PDT · by NRx · 7 replies
    An Explanation of the Traditional Russian Orthodox Three-bar Cross (also called the Eight-pointed Cross) The symbolism of the "complete" Cross (much of which is contained in the Old Rite Russian prosphora seal and on metal and wood icons) is quite complex. Since the OId Rite tradition of the Russian Orthodox Church is much richer than the New Rite Church in its use of symbolism to teach the faithful, this article should be of benefit to those unfamiliar with this tradition.Through the Cross came our Salvation. We are constantly reminded that Christ died for us when we see the Image of...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: THRONES, 02-12-15

    02/12/2015 9:04:15 AM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 02-12-15 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term selected at random:THRONES Those angels who compose the lowest choir of the highest angelic order. Along with the Seraphim and Cherubim, they form the court of the Heavenly King. Hence they are rarely sent as messengers to humanity. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Come Lord Jesus! A Meditation on the Stunning Glory of Being Gathered to Christ on the Last Day

    12/10/2014 8:12:57 AM PST · by Salvation · 39 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-09-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Come Lord Jesus! A Meditation on the Stunning Glory of Being Gathered to Christ on the Last Day By: Msgr. Charles PopeIn Advent, as we continue to meditate on the Parousia (the magnificent Second Coming of the Lord), we do well to allow our imaginations to be engaged in contemplating the glory that awaits those who are faithful, to meditate on the joy and ecstasy of the culmination of all things!Though we have soberly meditated on the need to be ready and on the great danger that many who are not serious may be lost, for those who ARE ready, what glories...
  • I Hear Music in the Air! A Homily for Christmas

    12/24/2014 7:08:28 PM PST · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-24-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I Hear Music in the Air! – A Homily for Christmas By: Msgr. Charles PopeThe mysteries of Christmas are many. Among them is the mystery of the music heard that night. The angels shouted the great declaration, “Glory to God in the Highest,” and creation takes it up as a song. But why this music? Is it merely window dressing, or does it disclose a mystery to us? Is it merely for us, or do the angels also have need of the declaration?As always with the things of God, there are realities far deeper than most of us imagine. But tonight’s...
  • Why God Used Angels to Announce Christ's Birth

    12/24/2014 8:25:27 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 9 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 12/23/2014 | Steve Berman
    The left’s Christmas tradition is to minimize the holiday, because they have no understanding of Christmas or the Person being celebrated.  They even go so far as to claim Jesus never existed.  It’s easy to come to the conclusion that Jesus is not God when you start with the position that there is no God at all.  And I think God might want it that way. The deniers see a vengeful, capricious deity, whose rapacity for our affection and devotion causes him to become our ultimate stalker—watching every move we make, ready to pounce in judgment.  This god has no...
  • Too bad MVP doesn't stand for Most Victories in the Postseason (Clayton Kershaw, Mike Trout)

    11/14/2014 7:35:13 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | November 13, 2014 | Jeff Miller
    It was a milestone day around here, perhaps the greatest doubleheader sweep in Southland hardball history. Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw. American League and National League Most Valuable Players. The Angels and the Dodgers sitting alone atop the baseball world. In the middle of November. Too bad this isn’t the end of October.
  • Mike Trout wins AL MVP (Finally)

    11/13/2014 3:16:59 PM PST · by Veggie Todd · 34 replies
    MLB Network | 11/13/2014 | Me
    Trout wins his first MVP.
  • Faith Brings Comfort, But Not at First – A Reflection on a Teaching by Peter Kreeft

    11/07/2014 7:27:43 AM PST · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-06-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Faith Brings Comfort, But Not at First – A Reflection on a Teaching by Peter Kreeft By: Msgr. Charles Pope For ongoing education and spiritual growth, I am always reading. One of the books I am currently reading is Peter Kreeft’s Angels and Demons. As most of you know, I have often expressed concern that angels have been sentimentalized and even trivialized. Most people’s conception of angels is far from what the Bible describes! If you have read Peter Kreeft, you know that very few people can express things as well as he does. Thus I would like to give you...
  • Huntington Beach man beaten in Angel Stadium parking lot, in critical condition

    10/06/2014 12:06:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | October 6, 2014 | Alejandra Molina
    A 43-year-old Huntington Beach man was in critical condition Sunday after he was attacked Friday night by three men in the Angel Stadium parking lot. The Anaheim Police Department is searching for the three unknown assailants. The incident doesn’t appear to be related to fan rivalry, police said.
  • 8 things to know and share about the Guardian Angels

    10/02/2014 3:15:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies
    Jimmy Akin ^ | October 2, 2014 | Jimmy Akin
    October 2 is the memorial of the Guardian Angels in the liturgy.Here are 8 things to know and share about the angels it celebrates . . . 1) What is a guardian angel?A guardian angel is an angel (a created, non-human, non-corporeal being) that has been assigned to guard a particular person, especially with respect to helping that person avoid spiritual dangers and achieve salvation.The angel may also help the person avoid physical dangers, particularly if this will help the person achieve salvation. 2) Where do we read about guardian angels in Scripture?We see angels helping people on various occasions in...
  • 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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-02-14, M, The Holy Guardian Angels

    10/01/2014 9:48:25 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies ^ | 10-02-14 | Revised New American Bible
    October 2, 2014Memorial of the Holy Guardian Angels    Reading 1 Jb 19:21-27 Job said: Pity me, pity me, O you my friends,for the hand of God has struck me!Why do you hound me as though you were divine,and insatiably prey upon me? Oh, would that my words were written down!Would that they were inscribed in a record:That with an iron chisel and with leadthey were cut in the rock forever!But as for me, I know that my Vindicator lives,and that he will at last stand forth upon the dust;Whom I myself shall see:my own eyes, not another’s, shall...
  • The Necessary Angel

    09/30/2014 12:04:28 PM PDT · by mojito
    Essays In Idleness ^ | 9/29/2014 | David Warren
    It has been the Feast of Saint Michael and all Angels today, with all that we associate with that, in Christendom, both Western and Eastern. One cannot be Christian and deny that angels exist: the most literal will find several actually named in the Bible (Old Testament and New), and their messages received, and their presences acknowledged, page after page. Their choirs ascend, in greater and greater proximity to God in the highest: Angels, Archangels, Principalities; Powers, Virtues, Dominations; Thrones, Cherubim, Seraphim. There was a post on this topic one year ago. I tried to supply a suitable affront to...
  • The Mighty Archangels

    09/29/2014 8:55:58 PM PDT · by Salvation · 50 replies ^ | 09914 | Kathleen Beckman
    The Mighty Archangels Kathleen Beckman The Office of Readings for the feast of the Archangels, St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael, offers a reflection by Saint Gregory, pope, “
Those who deliver messages of lesser importance are called angels; and those who proclaim messages of supreme importance are called archangels. Personal names are assigned to some to denote their ministry when they come among us. Thus, Michael means, “Who is like God?”; Gabriel is “The Strength of God”; Raphael is “God’s Remedy.”We are beloved of God, and He provides us with angelic companions and protectors as the Catechism states, “The...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-29-14, FEAST, Sts. Michael, Gabriel, & Raphael, Archangels

    09/28/2014 8:25:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 43 replies ^ | 09-29-14 | Revised New American Bible
    September 29, 2014Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and 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 the clouds of...
  • Choirs of Angels

    09/18/2014 6:20:46 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies ^ | September 18, 2014 | Fr. William Saunders
    Choirs of Angels Fr. William Saunders Q: With all of the talk about angels, the multitude of pictures and books about them, and even the television shows with angels, why don’t we ever hear more about them? Some of these shows make angels seem like fantasy spirits. Too many people have a superficial view of angels. Do we still believe in them?The Catechism of the Catholic Church clearly affirms, “The existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal beings that sacred Scripture usually calls ‘angels’ is a truth of faith. The witness of Scripture is as clear as the unanimity of Tradition” (no....
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 JimĂ©nez/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 ^ | 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 adiutĂłrium meum intĂ©nde. O God, come to my assistance R. DĂłmine, ad adiuvĂĄndum me festĂ­na. O Lord, make haste to help me. V. GlĂłria Patri, et FĂ­lio, et SpirĂ­tui Sancto. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. R. Sicut erat in princĂ­pio, et nunc, et semper, et in sÇœcula sĂŠculĂłrum. 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 ^ | 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.