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  • How Real Are Your Ashes? Five Meanings of the Ashes We Receive Today

    02/10/2016 7:39:44 AM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-09-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    How Real Are Your Ashes? Five Meanings of the Ashes We Receive Today Msgr. Charles Pope • February 9, 2016 • Photo Credit: Jaclyn Lippelmann for the Catholic Standard.As a boy, I remember wondering why so many people liked to rush to Church to get ashes smudged on their foreheads. Frankly, I had some revulsion at the idea of having dirty ashes smeared on my forehead. I didn't like it at all and would secretly rub them off when no one was looking. Today, though I'll admit I still don't like it too much, I behave myself and don't...
  • Japanese man flushes his dead wife's ashes down the loo at a supermarket saying that 'life was..."

    05/25/2015 5:18:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/25/15
    Japanese man flushes his dead wife's ashes down the loo at a supermarket saying that 'life was such a pain before she died' A Japanese man who hated his dead wife tried to flush her ashes down a toilet in a supermarket, local police said yesterday. Officers were baffled after ashes and human bone fragments, including a chin, were discovered in the toilet bowl at the store in Tokyo. But the 68-year-old man turned himself in to police and revealed he dumped his spouses remains there immediately after she was cremated last month.
  • Why I Don't Observe Lent

    02/18/2015 5:44:53 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 117 replies
    The Aquaila Report ^ | March 3, 2014 | Roland Barnes
    Why I Dont Observe Lent The practice of self-denial is to be the daily experience of the believer. Written by Roland Barnes | Monday, March 3, 2014 79 What merit or benefit is there in abstaining from something which God Himself has given us to enjoy and to bless our lives? If something is sinful, we ought to abstain from it, fast from it, every hour of the day, every day of the week, and every week of the year. If something is not sinful and not forbidden to us by God in His Word, then we are free to...
  • Evangelical Angst About Ash Wednesday

    02/18/2015 3:24:56 PM PST · by NYer · 380 replies
    Aleteia ^ | February 17, 2015 | DAVID MILLS
    You wouldnt think that anyone would fight about Ash Wednesday and Lent. For Catholics its part of what we do. For others its something they can use or not as they find it helpful, and increasing numbers do. Down-the-line Evangelical churches have started to hold special services for Ash Wednesday complete with ashes and to treat the Sundays after it as Sundays in Lent. Rather severely anti-sacramental Evangelicals now speak of giving things up and fasting on Fridays. I find this cheering, but my friend Carl Trueman doesnt. Carl teaches Church history at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, the...
  • Remember That Thou Art Dust (Ash Wednesday)

    02/17/2015 8:54:33 PM PST · by Salvation · 19 replies ^ | 02-17-15 | David Mills
    Remember That Thou Art Dust David Mills Ash Wednesday is the holy day on which you are asked to face the facts about yourself. Letting someone smear ashes on your forehead while telling you that you are dirt is a statement that you have seen and accepted the facts about yourself, and know they’re not in your favor. And, though this isn’t as obvious, it is also a declaration of the good news.The Church doesn’t give official explanations of what her rites mean, but here’s what I think what is being said through the imposition of ashes. Even if this...
  • 9 things to know and share about Ash Wednesday

    02/17/2015 9:12:10 PM PST · by iowamark · 16 replies ^ | 2/17/2015 | Jimmy Akin
    Ash Wednesday is upon us again! Here are 9 things you need to know and share . . . 1. What is Ash Wednesday? Ash Wednesday is the day that Lent begins (see: 9 things you need to know about Lent). The name comes from the fact that a particular rite is always celebrated on this Wednesday in which the faithful have ashes put on their foreheads. According to the Roman Missal: In the course of todays Mass, ashes are blessed and distributed. These are made from the olive branches or branches of other trees that were blessed the previous...
  • Jonestown Massacre Victim Remains Found in Delaware

    08/07/2014 1:18:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Aug 7, 2014
    The cremated remains of nine people who died in the 1978 American cult mass suicide and murder in a South American town have turned up in a defunct Delaware funeral home. The Delaware Division of Forensic Science visited the former Minus Funeral Home along the 200 block of Queen Street in Dover last week after receiving a request to check out the site, officials said Thursday. Once inside, officials say they found 38 containers filled with cremated remains from 1970 through the 1990s. Nine of those remains were identified as victims of the Jonestown, Guyana, massacre.
  • Police: Mall Locked Down After Man Spreads Fiance's Ashes at LensCrafters

    10/17/2013 2:40:15 PM PDT · by FeliciaCat · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/17/2013 | Jon David Kahn
    ARASOTA - Police said a man triggered a hazardous materials investigation on Tuesday when he attempted to spread his fiance's ashes at the Westfield Southgate Shopping Center. Police Lt. Pat Ledwith said the man was still mourning the loss of his fiance who died several months ago. She reportedly had some connection to LensCrafters which is where the grieving man spread part of her ashes at 11:20 a.m., triggering the emergency respons
  • Calgary police seeking car prowlers who desecrated womans ashes

    08/13/2013 11:00:03 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 1 replies
    CALGARY Calgary police are looking for a group of car prowlers who desecrated the ashes of a 19-year-old crash victim. Among several cars hit during a break-in spree on Aug. 2., was a white truck, where the thieves found a green velvet pouch containing the ashes of a 19-year-old woman killed in a crash four years ago, and a green jacket that once belonged to her, police said. The heartless criminals dumped the ashes, and tossed the pouch on the ground and made off with the jacket among their ill-gotten gains. Police say some ashes were recovered, but rain...
  • Ancient city of Iasos rises out of the ashes

    09/30/2013 6:11:28 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    Hrriyet Daily News ^ | Tuesday, September 13 2011 | Dogan News Agency
    Archaeologists working on Iasos on Turkeys Aegean coast have recently discovered that the ancient city was buried under a mountain of ash caused by the explosion of Mt. Thera on Santorini 3,600 years ago. Excavation works have also revealed a sewage system that was in place in the 4,000-year-old city and tunnels to the citys theater... Spanu said columns that were found one meter underground provided vital information about the history of the city. Following the explosion of the volcano Thera, which also caused the destruction of the Minoan civilization on the islands of Crete and Santorini, the ancient city...
  • Margaret Thatchers ashes buried in London

    09/28/2013 11:39:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 28, 2013 1:43 PM EDT
    Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatchers ashes have been laid to rest in London at a service attended by her family and closest friends. Thatcher, who led Britain from 1979 to 1990, died aged 87 in April.
  • England win the Ashes

    08/12/2013 1:10:37 PM PDT · by Maurya · 30 replies
    BBC ^ | 12th August 2013 | Sam Sheringham
    An inspired spell of fast bowling from Stuart Broad catapulted England to a 74-run win over Australia in the fourth Test and sealed victory in the Ashes series. Chasing 299 for victory, Australia were well placed on 168-2 but lost their next eight wickets for 56 runs as they collapsed to 224 all out. Tim Bresnan turned the tide when he had opener David Warner caught behind for 71 and Broad followed up with a devastating burst of 6-20 in 45 balls to finish with 11 wickets in the match. A breathless and barely believable evening session, in which nine...
  • What Is It About Ash Wednesday?

    02/08/2013 3:24:39 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | February 8, 2013 | RUSSELL SHAW
    Why is it that Ash Wednesday and Lent remain relatively popular even in highly secularized times like these? It’s a serious question that touches on matters deeper than might at first be supposed.The popularity I speak of can be seen year after year on Ash Wednesday, when people–some of them perhaps not all that often in church–stream up the aisle to get their ashes. Not a few then return for Mass or Stations of the Cross on weekdays during Lent. How come?The answer can found in Blessed John Henry Newman’s insistence on the supremacy of the “real” over the...
  • Man accused of stealing and snorting ashes gets 8 years

    12/08/2012 11:49:52 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Ocala (FL) Star- Banner ^ | December 7, 2012 | Vishal Persaud
    One of the three men accused of stealing human and canine ashes from a house in Silver Springs Shores in late 2010 and snorting them was sentenced Friday to more than eight years in prison. Authorities believe Jose David Diaz-Marrero, 20, was involved in a string of burglaries in the Shores between December 2010 and January 2011. He and Waldo Soroa, 21, and Matrix Andaluz, 19, allegedly burglarized a home in the area on Dec. 15, 2010, and took urns that contained the cremated remains of Holli Tenczas father and her two beloved Great Danes, Samson and Epic. They also...
  • Neil Armstrong's ashes buried at sea

    09/15/2012 8:15:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9/14/12 | Alan Boyle
    Neil Armstrong's ashes buried at seaBy Alan Boyle 18 hours ago The cremated remains of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, were committed to the Atlantic Ocean today, in accordance with the Navy flier's final wish. **SNIP** The setting for today's burial-at-sea ceremony on the Navy missile cruiser Philippine Sea, operating out of its Florida homeport, was much more intimate. Armstrong's widow, Carol, played a key role in the proceedings: Assisted by Navy Lt. Cmdr. Paul Nagy, she passed the remains overboard, then accepted the folded-up U.S. flag from from the ship's...
  • Ash (or Clean) Monday - Lent Begins (for some Catholics) - February 20, 2012

    02/20/2012 9:54:00 AM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    Various ^ | February 20, 2012
    < Miracle of Cana in Galilee SUNDAY of Entrance to Great LentRomans 14:14-23 I know and am convinced in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself; still, it is unclean for someone who thinks it unclean. If your brother is being hurt by what you eat, your conduct is no longer in accord with love. Do not because of your food destroy him for whom Christ died. So do not let your good be reviled. For the kingdom of God is not a matter of food and drink, but of righteousness, peace, and joy in the holy Spirit;...
  • Air Force dumped ashes of more troops remains in Va. landfill than acknowledged

    12/07/2011 6:39:00 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 93 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 12-7-2011 | Craig Whitlock and Mary Pat Flaherty
    The Air Force dumped the incinerated partial remains of at least 274 American troops in a Virginia landfill, far more than the military had acknowledged, before halting the secretive practice three years ago, records show. The landfill dumping was concealed from families who had authorized the military to dispose of the remains in a dignified and respectful manner, Air Force officials said. There are no plans, they said, to alert those families now. The Air Force had maintained that it could not estimate how many troops might have had their remains sent to a landfill. The practice was revealed last...
  • Company will load loved ones' ashes into ammunition

    09/29/2011 6:28:12 PM PDT · by americanophile · 35 replies
    USA Today | 9/29/2011 | Marty Roney, USA TODAY Linked due to copyright.
  • Rising from the Ashes! Technology Bringing Faithful Home on Ash Wednesday

    03/07/2011 1:30:10 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    Catholics Come Home ^ | March 3, 2011 | Tom Peterson
    (March 3, 2011) Atlanta, GA—Boston is no stranger to the challenges facing the world today: the fragile economy, high unemployment, rising cost of food and gas, and turmoil around the globe. In an effort to offer hope and peace to families during these troubled times in the world, the Archdiocese of Boston is turning to television, the Internet, and the power of God for the answers, by calling inactive Catholics home to the Church for Ash Wednesday, the start of the Lenten season.“This Lent, we’ve made an outreach to inactive Catholics … launching several television commercials to invite our brothers...
  • Ask Dr. Denton: It's Lent. Can You Explain the Effects of Fasting?

    03/07/2011 8:27:50 AM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | March 7, 2011 | Dr. Denton D. Weiss
    PORTSMOUTH, VA. (Catholic Online) - Dear Dr Denton: As the Lenten season unfolds, can you tell me the effects of fasting on my body?Lent ismy favorite spiritual time of the year. For me, it is a time of great joy. It cleanses my mind, body, and most importantly my soul. I have spent the past year building up toxins from the world I live in. Largely, it is the result of my own choices. I came off the holiday season and .presto, I was not quite as spry as I was in October when I was enjoying those little red...
  • Deputies: Burglars tasted, snorted human and canine ashes

    01/19/2011 7:44:53 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Ocala Star-Banner (Florida) ^ | January 18, 2011 | Austin L. Miller
    Three young men have been arrested in connection with a Silver Springs Shores burglary last month in which the remains of a woman's father and the ashes of her two pet great Danes were stolen.
  • Widow takes ashes on world tour

    03/26/2010 3:46:10 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 11 replies · 558+ views
    upi ^ | March. 26, 2010
    A British widow said she took her husband's ashes on the 60,000-mile world tour he always wanted in life but never had because of his fear of flying. Rita Munns, 63, of Exning, England, said her husband, Richard, had regretted not traveling more during his life but was prevented from flying more than twice in his lifetime because of his fear, the Daily Mail reported Friday. Munns said Richard died from cancer in 2007 and she set out to take his ashes on a three-year vacation to countries including China, Italy, Turkey, France, New Zealand and Israel. She said she...
  • "When you fast. . .": An Ash Wednesday Post

    02/18/2010 6:40:13 PM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies · 255+ views ^ | Wednesday, February 17, 2010 | Michael Barber
    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 "When you fast. . .": An Ash Wednesday Post   Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the traditional period of "Lent". "Lent" is an old English word for "Spring", but of course for Christians it is more than a recognition of the changing of seasons, it is a call for a change of heart. I recently did an hour-long radio interview on the practice of Lent on Catholic Answers radio, the podcast of which can be heard here. I'm not going to try to reproduce all I said there in this post. In addition, to...
  • Questions About Keeping the Ashes on Out in Public

    02/18/2010 5:56:52 AM PST · by marshmallow · 54 replies · 1,198+ views
    What Does the Prayer Really Say ^ | 2/17/10 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Questions questions From The Catholic League: JOE BIDEN RIDICULED FOR WEARING ASHES Fox News analyst Bob Beckel today criticized Vice President Joe Biden for wearing ashes on TV; today is Ash Wednesday and Biden is Catholic. In the middle of a discussion on President Obamas stimulus plan, Beckel gratuitously said, Sorry about laughing, but I looked at Joe Bidens forehead, and I know it is Ash Wednesday, but Im not sure I would wear that ash on the air. Anyway. Catholic League president Bill Donohue wasnt amused:Bob Beckels admonishing remark, Im not sure I would wear that ash on the...
  • Ashes found in Tampa trash laid to rest in Chesapeake

    02/07/2010 6:16:49 PM PST · by csvset · 7 replies · 827+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | February 7, 2010 | Kristin Davis
    CHESAPEAKE "We couldn't be there when she died. But we can be there for her now." The priest's robes flutter in the frigid breeze as he moves quickly toward the Blessed Sacrament Chapel with the square-shaped urn. He holds the gold-colored box like a treasure he must protect, because for so long, no one did. Monsignor Michael McCarron calls her "Barbara." He knows only the sparest details of her life, mostly dates and addresses: She was born in Germany in 1897. She moved to the United States in 1955. She died in Tampa a decade ago at 103. They had...
  • Senators try to raise climate bill from ashes (dropping cap-and-trade system being considered)

    01/28/2010 3:16:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 476+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1 | Richard Cowan and Timothy Gardner
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) Senators are examining ways to fashion a climate control bill to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, which might not include a cap-and-trade system, key senators said on Thursday. President Barack Obama called for a "comprehensive" bill during Wednesday's State of the Union address. In his speech, Obama did not specifically mention the need for a market-based emissions cap. Some interpreted the omission as signaling that he would not actively pursue wide-ranging climate control legislation this year. "Comprehensive climate change (legislation) means pricing carbon and setting a target for reduction," Senator John Kerry, a Democrat and one of three...
  • Anthrax alert after man posts his wife's ashes to U.S. embassy

    07/17/2009 2:00:36 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 6 replies · 912+ views
    dailymail. ^ | 16th July 2009 | Nick Pisa
    A powder sent to the American embassy in Rome during last week's G8 in Italy was the ashes of the sender's wife, it emerged today. Officials at the embassy went into overdrive when the envelope arrived last Wednesday, just hours before President Barack Obama arrived in the Italian capital for the summit. The post room of the building was sealed off and staff evacuated as police scientists in protective overalls arrived to take the powder away amid fears it could be an anthrax terror attack.
  • Homily for February 25, 2009 - Ash Wednesday - We just cant live without ashes!

    02/25/2009 11:40:21 AM PST · by NYer · 5 replies · 464+ views
    Deacon's Bench ^ | February 25, 2009 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    A true story: a few years ago, I was serving as a Eucharistic Minister on Ash Wednesday, and I stood over there during communion, holding the chalice filled with the Precious Blood. A man came up to me, and I was about to offer him the cup when he waved it away. “I just have a question,” he whispered. “Will you give out ashes after mass?” I looked at him, a little bewildered, and I nodded. “Uh, yeah,” I said. “But -- ?” “Okay,” he replied. “Great. Thanks.” And he went back to his seat. Further proof, if any were...
  • Other Christians embrace Lent: "We are reclaiming a sense of history"

    02/25/2009 11:27:24 AM PST · by NYer · 24 replies · 5,070+ views
    Deacon's Bench ^ | February 24, 2009 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    As we get ready for another Ash Wednesday, and another 40-day sojourn into the desert, the Arkansas Catholic has this intriguing item reminding us that Lent is not just a Catholic thing anymore: Beginning Ash Wednesday, Catholics enter the 40-day penitential season of Lent, but they are not the only Christians to do so. In fact, a growing number of Christian denominations are incorporating Lenten observances into their Christian experience. "In some denominations we are reclaiming a sense of history," Dr. Jane Harris, professor of American religion at Hendrix College in Conway, said. "We can still be Protestant yet claim...
  • Getting Serious About Lent

    02/23/2009 6:22:52 AM PST · by NYer · 11 replies · 919+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | February 23, 2009 | Fr. James Farfaglia
    Every car or truck carries in the glove compartment a maintenance schedule. Having your oil changed, your tires rotated and balanced, and the rest of the engine checked keeps your vehicle in excellent shape. This Wednesday, we begin one of the most practical times of the Catholic liturgical year. Lent provides us an opportunity to open our personal maintenance schedule and take a close look at ourselves as we journey towards eternal life. The spiritual life is not an easy endeavor because of our wounded human nature. True, Baptism washes away original sin, but we do not have complete control...
  • Future President Obama commits a crime [ Grandmother's Ashes Are Pollution Alert! ]

    12/26/2008 9:56:55 PM PST · by melt · 30 replies · 1,645+ views
    english ^ | 12/26/08i |
    A ceremony arranged for his grandmother, whom he lost during the election process, may end up causing quite a headache for Barack Obama. In a ceremony held in Hawaii, Obama, teary-eyed, poured his grandmother's ashes into the sea from the sand-lined shore. Environmentalists were quick to stand up against the move. The reason behind the contention was the state's Department of Land and Natural Resources Protection Law, which prohibits ashes from being dropped into the ocean. According to the regulation in place, ashes must be poured at a distance of at least three nautical miles.
  • Fans long to have their ashes scattered on sporting sites

    05/09/2008 11:06:54 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 94+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/9/08 | Mary Foster - ap
    NEW ORLEANS - Even though he's only 37 and in good health, Nathan Davis has already made out his will. In it, he bequeaths money to the University of Alabama athletic department and his ashes to Bryant-Denny Stadium. Davis, whose heavily tattooed body is a living tribute to his beloved school, wants his remains to become an actual part of it. "I spell it out in my will," Davis said. "My first choice is to spread my ashes at the stadium, second is on the Walk of Champions, and third is on Bear Bryant's statue." Davis is one of an...
  • Telling the Pope He Is Dust: Cardinal Shares Experience

    02/07/2008 6:26:25 AM PST · by NYer · 18 replies · 608+ views
    ZNS ^ | February 6, 2008 | Marta Lago
    VATICAN CITY, FEB. 6, 2008 ( The cardinal who administered ashes to Benedict XVI today says the exhortations that accompany the rite are not easy to say to a Pope.Cardinal Jozef Tomko, cardinal-priest of the Basilica of Santa Sabina where the Bishop of Rome celebrated this evening's Ash Wednesday Mass, has been the prelate who administers ashes to the Pontiff for the last 12 years. He receives this task because he was assigned the cardinal titular church where the Pontiff traditionally celebrates Mass for the beginning of Lent. Like all Catholics, the Holy Father receives the ashes while the one...
  • More Protestants turn to Ash Wednesday

    02/06/2008 6:07:23 AM PST · by NYer · 49 replies · 570+ views
    Chron ^ | February 6, 2008 | RICHARD VARA
    Roman Catholics grow up hearing the words on Ash Wednesday as they receive a sign of the cross in ashes on their foreheads:"For dust you are and to dust you will return."But Christians at many Protestant churches around the city will be hearing those words from Genesis 3:19 today as they, too, are marked by ashes on the first day of Lent, the 40-day somber season leading to Easter.Protestant churches in recent years have increasingly turned to the rite to increase spirituality and devotional preparation for Easter Sunday among their members."There is a trend ... toward more sacramental forms and...
  • Keith Richards: 'I DID snort my dad's ashes'

    08/07/2007 8:53:19 AM PDT · by Bladerunnuh · 4 replies · 232+ views
    NME ^ | 08-07-07
    Richards originally claimed he was misquoted, after his publicists attempted to quash the story. Richards, who last weekend claimed he would live to the age of 150, revealed that although he did snort his father, he did not mix his ashes with cocaine, as his previous NME.COM quote implied. "The cocaine bit was rubbish," he said. "I said I chopped him up like cocaine, not with. "I pulled the lid off [my father's urn] and out comes a bit of dad on the dining room table," Richards continued. "I'm going, 'I can't use the brush and dustpan for this'. "What...
  • Wife inadvertently sells ashes of husband's ex at garage sale

    08/07/2007 4:28:04 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 9 replies · 260+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | August 7, 2007
    ELMIRA, N.Y. A New York state woman who was quick with the bargains at her rummage sale mistakenly accepted 50 cents for a ceramic turtle with the ashes of her husband's previous wife inside. Now, Anita Lewis is desperately searching for the buyer who said she planned to use the urn as a cookie jar. Ms. Lewis said she hauled items into her yard early Saturday while her husband slept.
  • Star Trek Scotty's ashes go missing [But Captain... I dun-no if she can take it!]

    05/11/2007 6:27:13 AM PDT · by bedolido · 56 replies · 643+ views ^ | 5-11-2007 | Staff Writer
    Beaming him up was the easy part - the problem was transporting him back to Earth. A search team continues to look for a rocket carrying ashes of the actor James Doohan, who played Scotty on Star Trek, almost two weeks after it hurtled to the edge of space from New Mexico. Remains of the Canadian-born actor, who died two years ago at the age of 85, blasted off from a remote launch site on April 29 carrying a payload that included the ashes of astronaut Gordon Cooper and several experiments. A spokeswoman for Houston-based Space Services Inc, which organised...
  • Ashes of Star Trek's Scotty fly to space

    04/28/2007 2:01:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 264+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/28/07 | AP
    UPHAM, N.M. - The cremated remains of actor James Doohan, who portrayed engineer "Scotty" on "Star Trek," and of Mercury astronaut Gordon Cooper soared into suborbital space Saturday aboard a rocket. It was the first successful launch from Spaceport America, a commercial spaceport being developed in the southern New Mexico desert. Suzan Cooper and Wende Doohan fired the rocket carrying small amounts of their husbands' ashes, and those of about 200 others, at 8:56 a.m. local time. "Go baby, go baby," said Eric Knight of the commercial launch company, UP Aerospace Inc. of Farmington, Conn. Since it was a suborbital...
  • 'Star Trek' actor's ashes ready for launch [Scotty is Beemed Up!]

    04/26/2007 7:50:03 AM PDT · by bedolido · 3 replies · 242+ views ^ | 4-26-2007 | staff writer
    The ashes of Star Trek star James Doohan will be blasted into space this weekend when a rocket carrying a symbolic portion of the late actor's cremated remains is launched in New Mexico.
  • "The Sign of the Ashes" (Sermon for Ash Wednesday)

    02/20/2007 7:53:23 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 5 replies · 427+ views
    February 21, 2007 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    The Sign of the Ashes (Gen. 3:19)Today we begin the season of Lent, forty days, not counting the Sundays--forty days of preparation leading up to Easter. The word Lent is related to our word, length. This is a time of year when the days are getting longer; the length of daylight is increasing day by day. Just as nature moves from the deadness of winter to the new life of spring, so in the church we mirror that movement from death to life. The solemn season of Lent leads to the joy and vitality of Easter. Lent is the time...
  • Florida burglar answer's parents plea, returns urn with ashes of their late son

    01/11/2007 8:13:25 AM PST · by presidio9 · 23 replies · 871+ views
    Eve and Steven Greene made a simple plea to the burglar who broke into their house: keep the valuables but return the cremated remains of their four-year-old son. "Just drop it off somewhere with a note on it," Steven Greene said. "And that'll be that." It worked. Someone left the urn containing the ashes of Zachary Greene at the end of the Greenes' driveway Wednesday morning, two days after it was taken in a burglary. Police said a burglar broke into the home, snacked on Cheerios and tracked mud all over the house as he filled pillowcases with about US$10,000...
  • Australia's Ashes whitewash

    01/05/2007 1:32:06 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 16 replies · 457+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 5 January 2006
    AUSTRALIA has won the fifth Test in Sydney by 10 wickets after crushing England today, completing the first Ashes series whitewash in 86 years. The win closes the careers of Glenn McGrath, Shane Warne and Justin Langer. Set 46 to win, Langer and Matthew Hayden reached the total without fuss. Langer finished not out 20 and Hayden, who smashed a six to level the scores and then hit the winning run, was unbeaten on 23. The two players spent several moments hugging delighted teammates, who walked on to the ground after the match was won. England's team walked over to...
  • Pope will preside at Ash Wednesday Mass, procession; act will renew ancient tradition

    02/24/2006 10:55:01 AM PST · by NYer · 14 replies · 986+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | February 24, 2006
    Vatican City, Feb. 24, 2006 (CNA) - The Vatican announced today that next week, Pope Benedict himself will mark the beginning of lent with an Ash Wednesday Mass at Romes Basilica of Santa Sabina, an act which will serve to renew an ancient Lenten tradition long held by the Diocese of Rome.The late Pope John Paul II was forced to abandon the practice as his health deteriorated late in life.Prior to Mass, the Holy Father will preside at brief prayer in the nearby Church of St. Anselm on Romes Aventine Hill.Following that, he will lead a penitential procession to the...
  • Space date set for Scotty's ashes

    10/15/2005 10:08:03 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 23 replies · 628+ views
    BBC ^ | 10/15/05
    Saturday, 15 October 2005, 08:48 GMT 09:48 UK Space date set for Scotty's ashes Star Trek actor James Doohan, who played Scotty in the series, will have his final wish granted when his ashes are sent into space on 6 December. Doohan died of Alzheimer's disease and pneumonia in July, aged 85. His ashes will be accompanied by thousands of tributes from fans of the sci-fi show. "James spent so much time with fans and many want to come to his space blast," a Space Services Inc spokeswoman said. The firm will fire the ashes into orbit from a California...
  • FR Ashes thread - c'mon you Brit and Aussie Freepers

    09/12/2005 3:28:38 AM PDT · by Killing Time · 21 replies · 595+ views
    npower Test Match Series: England v Australia 08-09-2005 at The Brit Oval In Play England won the toss and decided to bat England 1st Innings 373 all out (105.3 overs) England 2nd Innings 73 for 3 (25.0 overs) Australia 1st Innings 367 all out (107.1 overs)
  • Boy who "divorced" dad still denied mother's ashes, belongings

    08/23/2005 1:58:09 PM PDT · by Panerai · 4 replies · 539+ views ^ | 08/23/2005 | Katharine Webster
    CANTON, Mass. --A year after Patrick Holland won a groundbreaking legal battle to "divorce" his father for murdering his mother, the 15-year-old still doesn't have his mother's cremated remains, jewelry, photos or money -- thanks to wrangling over her estate. Liz Holland's father, Robert McCrocklin of Quicksburg, Va., was appointed administrator of the estate shortly after Daniel Holland shot her in 1998. Daniel Holland was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole. The case is still on appeal. McCrocklin has not filed an accounting of what he did with his daughter's possessions or $15,646 from the...
  • Hunter Thompson Ashes Set to Blast Off

    08/20/2005 5:16:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 753+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/20/05 | Robert Weller - AP
    WOODY CREEK, Colo. - Iconoclastic journalist Hunter S. Thompson would have loved the 153-foot tower built to blast his ashes into the sky, said one of his many friends and admirers gathered for an unsolemn farewell. "It's a beautiful structure. Of course, he would not have been able to resist putting a few holes into it," said Michael Cleverly, referring to his former neighbor's love of shooting guns. "But it weighs several tons, so it could handle a few holes." The counterculture author killed himself six months ago at his home near Aspen. His ashes, intermingled with fireworks, were to...
  • Man's ashes found among items donated to Salvation Army

    06/02/2005 7:05:17 PM PDT · by kingattax · 11 replies · 519+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 2, 2005
    WAUKEGAN, Ill. Officials at a Salvation Army center in northern Illinois are hoping someone will come forward to reclaim an unusual donation. It seems someone dropped off a box containing the cremated remains of a man named Homer Oglesby at the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center in Waukegan. Center administrator Pamela Church says the ashes were found when workers were sorting through a larger donation made several weeks ago. She says it's obviously a mistake and she's hoping his family comes forward to claim them. Oglesby was almost 90 when he died in Waukegan in November of 2003. Church says...
  • Parents' plea to Michael Schiavo: 'Tell us where Terri's ashes are

    05/07/2005 11:22:02 PM PDT · by kingattax · 83 replies · 2,402+ views
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-8-2005 | Philip Sherwell
    The family of Terri Schiavo, the severely brain-damaged woman who died in March after her feeding tube was removed, say that they have no idea where her ashes have been laid to rest. Giving their first interview since the tube was removed at the request of Mrs Schiavo's husband, the family claimed on American television that he was keeping her remains from them. Bob and Mary Schindler, and their surviving children, Bobby Jr and Suzanne, claimed that Michael Schiavo had ignored a court order that he should keep them informed about her ashes and plans for a memorial service. Mr...
  • Schiavos Don't Know Where Terri's Ashes Are (Schindlers Don't Know Where Terri's Ashes Are)

    05/07/2005 7:03:09 AM PDT · by veronica · 548 replies · 9,685+ views
    AP ^ | 05-07-05
    MIAMI - The family of a severely brain-damaged woman who died after her feeding tube was removed in March said Friday they still have not been told where her remains will be laid to rest. Terri Schiavo's parents and siblings, who waged a lengthy court battle over her end-of-life wishes, said on Fox's "Hannity & Colmes" show that her husband is keeping her remains from them. "They were supposed to tell us, and we still have not heard from ... Michael Schiavo where Terri's been laid," said Terri Schiavo's brother, Bobby Schindler. "Our family expected this. Michael has disobeyed court...