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  • Obama Inauguration "Reverend" Fails To Mention Jesus At Benediction, Credits MLK For Jesus' Words

    01/21/2013 4:38:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/21/13 | Greg Hengler
    Making it up as they go.
  • Bullied on the President’s Stage

    01/11/2013 11:31:56 AM PST · by cblue55 · 5 replies
    Q Ideas ^ | Gabe Lyons
    January 21, 2013 may go down in history, as the day Americans lost their most important freedom—their freedom of conscience. I’m no fear monger and realize in the middle of the current gun restriction debate, Americans can hardly stand another story on lost liberties. But pay attention, lest you become distracted by deliberations over the Second Amendment, and lose sight of the First ...
  • Dems get slapped again: Dem Rabbi benediction mentions 'golden capital of Jerusalem'

    09/06/2012 4:09:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 9/6/12 | Carl in Jerusalem
    How's this for a slap in the face? At the Democratic National Convention, Rabbi David Wolpe slips the 'golden capital of Jerusalem' into the benediction. Let's go to the videotape. Listen closely around the 2:25 mark (Hat Tip: Gary P).
  • DNC Rabbi's Closing Benediction: No Israel Mention

    09/06/2012 9:23:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/5/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Tonight, Rabbi David Wolpe gave the closing benediction. And he missed two key references: Jerusalem, and the State of Israel. He focused instead on the false leftist definition of tikkun olam, fixing the world. Tikkun olam is actually a kabbalistic concept that suggests that Jews have a responsibility to fulfill the commandments in order to rectify the cosmic cataclysm that occurred with creation. But leftists like to equate tikkun olam with the entire leftist program, no matter how many Jewish commandments that leftist program violates. Here’s Wolpe's transcript: Dear God, we are grateful that our nation is founded on the...
  • THIS IS A BENEDICTION? PART TWO - ANSWERING JUDI

    01/20/2009 9:19:02 PM PST · by andrew roman · 11 replies · 573+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 21 January 2009 | Andrew Roman
    Yesterday's inaugural ceremony benediction by the Reverend Dr. Joseph Lowery certainly has caused a bit of a stir - at least among those of us who pay attention. My short little harmless commentary on yesterday's closing prayer called "This Is A Benediction?" has received a host of responses on Free Republic.com and at Roman Around.Indeed, I do very much enjoy engaging in debate. When I receive opposing viewpoints that are not riddled with expletives and personal attacks, I like to take them on. Occassionally I'll even post them.This is just such an occassion.Someone called "Judi" took issue with my...
  • THIS IS A BENEDICTION?

    01/20/2009 10:51:35 AM PST · by andrew roman · 48 replies · 2,661+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 20 January 2009 | Andrew Roman
    The Reverend Dr. Joseph Lowery gave the benediction at today's inauguration of Barack Obama. It could more accurately be called a political ramble. It was, in no uncertain terms, an embarrassment. And as loathe as I am to have to use a word that has long been at the heart and soul of liberal thought, I will break out my liberal/english dictionary and say it ... It was offensive. Said Mr. Lowery: "We ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get in back ... when brown can stick around ... when...
  • Cleveland nun to close one night of Democratic convention with prayer (Tonight)

    08/27/2008 4:48:31 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 31 replies · 308+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | Aug 21, 2008 | By Dennis Sadowski
    Cleveland nun to close one night of Democratic convention with prayer By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service WASHINGTON – St. Joseph Sister Catherine Pinkerton of Cleveland is not usually one to seek the spotlight, but she will take center stage at the Democratic National Convention Aug. 27 when she gives the benediction to close the party’s third day of business. Sister Catherine, 86, a lobbyist for Network, a national Catholic social justice lobby, will close the convention on the night that Sen. Barack Obama is expected to formally become the party’s nominee for president. The invitation to lead the prayer...
  • Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

    02/19/2005 10:59:55 AM PST · by Salvation · 15 replies · 1,952+ views
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | 02-18-05 | Fr. William Saunders
    by Fr. William Saunders Other Articles by Fr. William Saunders Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament 02/18/05 For the Year of the Eucharist, my parish is having all-day adoration and benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. I just recently moved here and I am not familiar with this practice at all. Can you explain it? Unfortunately, the lack of familiarity with exposition and benediction of the Blessed Sacrament is not uncommon these days. I remember when I was growing up in the '60s, that on special occasions my home parish, St. Bernadette Church in Springfield, had exposition and benediction. Then, for whatever reason,...
  • Straights Answers: Why Do Priests Use Incense?

    07/21/2004 7:51:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies · 4,363+ views
    Catholic Herald ^ | Fr. William Saunders
    Why do priests use incense at Mass? — A reader in AlexandriaIncense is an aromatic substance which is the resin from certain trees. When burned over charcoal, the incense produces a sweet smelling aroma. To make the smoke thicker and to enhance the fragrance, sometimes other perfumes are blended with the incense.The use of incense in the ancient world was common, especially in religious rites where it was used to keep demons away. Herodotus, the Greek historian, recorded that it was popular among the Assyrians, Babylonians and Egyptians. In Judaism, incense was included in the thanksgiving offerings of oil, grain,...
  • Dem Convention Minister: 9/11 Attacks Caused by 'Hopeless Degradation'

    07/28/2004 7:17:57 PM PDT · by Carl/NewsMax · 11 replies · 516+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | July 28, 2004 | Carl Limbacher
    The minister chosen by the Kerry-Edwards campaign to deliver Monday night's closing benediction at the Democratic convention blames the Sept. 11 attacks on the "hopeless degradation" suffered by Muslims. Speaking at a religious convention in Canada less than two months after the 9/11 attacks, the Rev. Roberta Hestenes, Minister-at-Large with World Vision International, contended, "With so many people living in hopeless degradation, how can we wonder why things like that would happen?" It's not clear why the Kerry-Edwards campaign selected Hestenes to give the convention benediction. A transcript of her Monday night remarks was not immediately available. For Tuesday's benediction,...
  • In The Presence Of The Lord

    01/01/2004 1:25:48 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies · 1,027+ views
    Real Presence Org. ^ | January 1, 2004
    "Could you not watch one hour with Me?" It all began at the Last Supper on Holy Thursday... 1st Century: Evangelists and St. Paul made it plain to the apostolic Church that the Eucharistic Elements were literally Jesus Christ continuing His saving mission among men (according to "the tradition which I handed on to you that came to me from "The Lord Himself""(1 Cor. II: 23-26)). Ignatius of Antioch warned people to not be taken in by the Gnostics who denied the Real Presence and thus abstained from The Eucharist. 2nd Century: The Rite of Fermentum was practiced. This...
  • In Awe Before the Lord (By Archbishop O' Brien of the Military Archdiocese)

    04/13/2003 4:31:04 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 20 replies · 506+ views
    Columbia Magazine (Knights of Columbus) ^ | April 2003 | Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien
    (PAUL HENRY WOOD (AMERICAN, 1871-92), “ABSOLUTION UNDER FIRE,” 1891 OIL ON CANVAS, 72 X 102 IN. UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME COLLECTION OF THE SNITE MUSEUM OF ART, UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME, AA.76.57)Editor’s Note: The following address was given at the first Knights of Columbus Eucharistic Congress in Washington, D.C., June 22, 2002. In the beautiful rolling hills of western Maryland lies the historic battlefield of Antietam. There on Sept. 17, 1862 (“the Glorious 17th”) was fought the bloodiest battle of any American war. More than 20,000 soldiers from both sides of the Civil War lay dead or wounded. The battle...