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  • Is there a doctor in the house? [Brian] Blessed's heart scare on stage

    01/21/2015 9:44:31 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 10 replies
    The UK Daily Mail ^ | January 20, 2015 | QUENTIN LETTS
    Veteran actor Brian Blessed collapsed on stage with an apparent heart problem while playing King Lear. The 78-year-old had just started delivering his lines at the start of the Shakespearean tragedy when he fainted, toppled off a raised platform and fell heavily, his crown rolling to a halt at the front of the stage. Fellow actor Noel White, playing the Earl of Kent, announced quietly: ‘Ladies and gentlemen, this is not part of the play. Is there a doctor in the house?’ Indeed there was. A barely conscious Mr Blessed, flat on his back and surrounded by worried cast members...
  • Dogmatic Constitution on the Church / Lumen Gentium / Chapter VIII

    01/15/2015 9:49:36 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 1 replies
    Vatican Website ^ | 21 Nov 1964 | Second Vatican Council
    CHAPTER VIIITHE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, MOTHER OF GOD IN THE MYSTERY OF CHRIST AND THE CHURCH I. Introduction 52. Wishing in His supreme goodness and wisdom to effect the redemption of the world, "when the fullness of time came, God sent His Son, born of a woman...that we might receive the adoption of sons".(283) "He for us men, and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit from the Virgin Mary."(1*) This divine mystery of salvation is revealed to us and continued in the Church, which the Lord established as His body. Joined...
  • Venerable Fulton J Sheen -The Blessed Virgin Mary- The Woman I Love

    12/22/2014 9:17:00 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 7 replies
    Retreat by Archbishop Fulton Sheen ^ | Ca. 1975 | Archbishop Fulton Sheen
    Archbishop Sheen preaches about the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  • For I am the Blessed Karl & the End of Christendom (Ecumenical)

    10/21/2014 9:21:00 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 11 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | 10/21/2014 | Stephen Masty
    Today, 21st October, is the Feast Day of the Blessed Charles (or Karl) of Austria, beatified in 2004 by the pope Saint John Paul the Great....While devout to be sure, the young Archduke Karl von Habsburg (1887-1922) was also endearingly earnest as he studied his every sequentially-bestowed dynastic honour as though he was a medieval knight-errant preparing to seek the Sacred Grail....Over fewer than two years in power, he outlawed brutal army punishments and stopped submarines from attacking civilian shipping. Inspired by Pope Leo XIII’s encyclical Rerum Novarum, he established sweeping domestic reforms including the world’s first governmental department of...
  • Poem by Judge Roy Moore (Been Awhile, But It Needs To Be Posted Again)

    10/03/2013 11:02:48 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Many Places | ???????? | Judge Roy Moore
    America the Beautiful, or so you used to be. Land of the Pilgrims' pride; I'm glad they'll never see. Babies piled in dumpsters, Abortion on demand, Oh, sweet land of liberty; your house is on the sand. Our children wander aimlessly poisoned by cocaine, Choosing to indulge their lusts, when God has said abstain. From sea to shining sea, our Nation turns away From the teaching of God's love and a need to always pray. We've kept God in our temples, how callous we have grown. When earth is but His footstool, and Heaven is His throne. We've voted...
  • Disability, Service, and Stewardship

    08/13/2013 5:37:45 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper
    Acton Institute ^ | 8/7/13 | Jordan Ballor
    There’s a dangerous tendency in America today to view disabilities of various kinds as insuperable barriers to productive and loving service. There is often an implicit, and sometimes explicit, disrespect of a basic feature of human dignity in the treatment of those with disabilities as merely passive recipients of government aid, the objects of public pity. The reality is that each one of us, created in the image of God, has the capacity to be a productive steward of some kind, and this reality has the potential to reshape... But what about those who cannot work? Perhaps it is because...
  • The Santorum forum pt X: 'Rick Rocks' the 'Heights' but where's the 'Hail Mary'?

    03/27/2012 5:21:18 PM PDT · by jacknhoo · 8 replies
    RenewAmerica.com ^ | March 27th, 2012 | By Tom O'Toole
    A liberal, a moderate and a conservative walk into a bar, and the bartender says, "Hello, Mitt!" — a joke from a Santorum campaign ad Romney is running to win the White House. Rick is running to win back the country. — Foster Friess, Santorum's biggest Super Pac supporter, on why he still contributes to Rick's cause Whether it's winning big in Louisiana or losing to the GOP bigwigs in Illinois, Rick Santorum continues to grab the headlines (and sound bites) if not always for the right reasons. As Mr. Friess (himself not a stranger to a controversial headline or...
  • THE BLESSED HOPE IN RELATION TO PROPHETIC STUDY (DISPENSATIONAL)

    01/12/2012 9:52:36 PM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 1 replies
    THINGS TO COME, A Journal of Biblical Literature | December, 1894 | Editors
    IT is an interesting and important question in connection with the study of Prophetic Scriptures, to settle how much of the non-prophetic portions of God's word a Christian ought to know and believe before he can rightly divide the prophetic writings, and before he can hope to attain to any clear view of Scripture eschatology. That the solemn warnings of prophecy, or the gracious invitations found therein may be, and often have been, used for the conversion of souls no one doubts ; that saints of God have been and are continually strengthened and comforted by these Scriptures we all...
  • Are You More Blessed Than the Virgin Mary?

    12/15/2010 5:09:09 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 914 replies · 3+ views
    Desiring God ^ | 12/15/2010 | Jonathan Parnell
    In the sermon descriptively entitled, “That Hearing and Keeping the Word of God Renders a Person More Blessed Than Any Other Privilege That Ever God Bestowed on Any of the Children of Men,” Jonathan Edwards writes: The hearing and keeping the word of God brings the happiness of a spiritual union and communion with God. ‘Tis a greater blessedness to have spiritual communion with God and to have a saving intercourse with him by the instances of his Spirit and by the exercise of true devotion than it is to converse with God externally, to see the visible representation and...
  • The Beatitudes

    11/14/2010 10:08:55 PM PST · by Salvation · 9 replies
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | April 7th, 2010 | MarkShea
    The Beatitudes April 7th, 2010 by Mark SheaOver Lent, we took a good long look at one of the legs of Catholic moral teaching: the Ten Commandments. Some people have the notion that the Ten Commandments are pretty much all you need for Catholic moral teaching. Hew to them and you’ll be a moral person—and being a moral person is what it’s all about, right?Actually, wrong. Morality is a good thing, but the Catholic faith does not call us to be merely moral. It demands something much greater: For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes...
  • Ricky Martin Announces: "I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man" (BARF ALERT!)

    03/29/2010 1:33:43 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 137 replies · 14,383+ views
    Ricky Martin Music ^ | March 29, 2010 | Ricky Martin
    A few months ago I decided to write my memoirs, a project I knew was going to bring me closer to an amazing turning point in my life. From the moment I wrote the first phrase I was sure the book was the tool that was going to help me free myself from things I was carrying within me for a long time. Things that were too heavy for me to keep inside. Writing this account of my life, I got very close to my truth. And thisis something worth celebrating. For many years, there has been only one place...
  • Kitten & Little Bird

    12/20/2008 2:27:15 AM PST · by Revski · 282+ views
    YouTube ^ | 12/20/08 | Revski
    This video’s song is; Come and Dine, sung by my wife Cheryl! Jesus wants us to dine with Him through His Word the Holy Bible and Holy Spirit. Have Love for one another and always pray to our Heavenly Father through Jesus Christ His Son!
  • A Call To Prayer: This Lepanto Moment [Repost]

    10/07/2008 3:02:28 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies · 354+ views
    EWTN.com ^ | not available | Bowie Kuhn
    A Call To Prayer: This Lepanto Moment Politics/Elections Announcement Keywords: PRAYSource: EWTNAuthor: Bowie KuhnPosted on 11/16/2000 17:00:02 PST by big'ol_freeper This Lepanto Moment   A Call To Prayer:This Lepanto Moment  Let me take you back over 400 years ago.  The Ottoman Turks were off the coast of Greece. A powerful Ottoman armada advanced on a badly out manned and out gunned Christian navy. All that stood between the Ottomans and Western Civilization were a relatively few ships, a small number of valiant men and one Rosary. So the men knelt in prayer and invoked the intercession of their Heavenly...
  • The Early Church Fathers on the Assumption [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    08/15/2008 8:16:23 PM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies · 558+ views
    StayCatholic.com ^ | 2004 | StayCatholic.com/Early Church Fathers
     The Early Church Fathers onThe Assumption The doctrine of the Assumption was one that developed over time. It was not something new but rather the logical result of what was already known (Mary’s Immaculate Conception). Pseudo – MelitoIf therefore it might come to pass by the power of your grace, it has appeared right to us your servants that, as you, having overcome death, do reign in glory, so you should raise up the body of your Mother and take her with you, rejoicing, into heaven. Then said the Savior [Jesus]: "Be it done according to your will" (The Passing...
  • Spoiled rotten

    08/07/2008 9:21:42 AM PDT · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 1 replies · 100+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | August 07, 2008
    Spoiled rotten It's a meme we've hit before. Americans have it so good, we don't even know how good we have it anymore.We hit the topic hard in What a bunch of whiners we are! and What a bunch of whiners we are, Part 2. We also hit a related theme in a thorough essay on the perils of jealousy in I really don't care if someone has more money than I do.These themes cannot be stressed enough. If you're sick of 'em . . . if you already "get it," then forward them on to someone who still needs...
  • Making Friends for Our Lady {Catholic/Orthodox Caucus}

    05/29/2007 5:56:30 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies · 612+ views
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | May 26, 2007 | Susan Brinkmann
      Susan Brinkmann  Other Articles by Susan BrinkmannPrinter Friendly Version   Making Friends for Our Lady May 28, 2007 In the middle of World War II, a young factory worker named Karol Wojtyla picked up a copy of a book by St. Louis Marie de Montfort titled, True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. He couldn't put it down. In fact, he read the book so often he memorized entire pages. That book would have a profound impact on the rest of his life, and especially on his papacy as Pope John Paul II. The late, beloved pope was...
  • N.J. Governor [Corzine] Says He's 'Blessed'

    04/26/2007 3:53:43 PM PDT · by jdm · 17 replies · 556+ views
    AP via The Guardian (U.K.) ^ | April 26, 2007 | MEL C. EVANS
    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Jon S. Corzine, speaking publicly for the first time since he was seriously injured in an automobile crash two weeks ago, said Thursday that he feels blessed. Sitting in a chair next to his bed, Corzine appeared in good spirits as he posed for his first public photographs since the April 12 crash on the Garden State Parkway. ``I'm the most blessed person who ever lived,'' Corzine told an Associated Press photographer in his hospital room. Corzine did not allow a reporter to interview him. His only comment was made during a five-minute session with...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-21-06, Mem. Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    11/20/2006 8:53:17 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies · 437+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 11-21-06 | New American Bible
    November 21, 2006 Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Psalm: Tuesday 46 Reading 1Rev 3:1-6, 14-22 I, John, heard the Lord saying to me:“To the angel of the Church in Sardis, write this: “‘The one who has the seven spirits of Godand the seven stars says this: “I know your works,that you have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead.Be watchful and strengthen what is left, which is going to die,for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God.Remember then how you accepted and heard; keep it, and repent.If you...
  • Made in the USA: Spoiled brats (Why the most blessed people in the world do nothing but complain)

    11/20/2006 8:56:18 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 59 replies · 3,294+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 11/20/2006 | Craig Smith
    Made in the USA: Spoiled brats -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: November 20, 2006 The other day I was reading Newsweek magazine and came across some poll data I found rather hard to believe. It must be true given the source, right? The same magazine that employs Michael (Qurans in the toilets at Gitmo) Isikoff. Here I promised myself this week I would be nice and I start off in this way. Oh what a mean man I am. The Newsweek poll alleges that 67 percent of Americans are unhappy with the direction the country is headed and 69 percent of the country...
  • Mystery of a Pontificate: Saintly Pope Reigned During 'Release' of Dark Spirits (Pius IX)

    11/17/2006 7:12:25 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 25 replies · 455+ views
    Spirit Daily ^ | n/a | n/a
    ...It was the conclusion of one famous exorcist in Germany that "since the pontificate of Pius IX, the Church has entered into a period of severe persecutions. "The militant Church has to suffer a twofold evil: externally, through the persecution of her enemies, and interiorly, through the corruption of her members," he said, basing his ideas on what spirits were commanded to reveal. "And since Pius IX ascended the throne, this twofold tendency is constantly increasing. The cause of this heavy burden laid upon the Church is due, according to the confessions of the demons, to the unusually strong and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-07-06, Memorial, Our Lady of the Rosary

    10/06/2006 4:19:11 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies · 978+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 10-07-06 | New American Bible
    October 7, 2006 Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary Psalm: Saturday 41 Reading 1Jb 42:1-3, 5-6, 12-17 Job answered the LORD and said: I know that you can do all things,and that no purpose of yours can be hindered.I have dealt with great things that I do not understand;things too wonderful for me, which I cannot know.I had heard of you by word of mouth,but now my eye has seen you.Therefore I disown what I have said,and repent in dust and ashes. Thus the LORD blessed the latter days of Jobmore than his earlier ones.For he had fourteen thousand...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-15-06, Solemnity, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    08/15/2006 8:08:09 AM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies · 2,812+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 08-15-06 | New American Bible
    August 15, 2006 Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin MaryMass during the Day Psalm: Monday 34 Reading 1Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab God’s temple in heaven was opened,and the ark of his covenant could be seen in the temple. A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun,with the moon under her feet,and on her head a crown of twelve stars.She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give birth.Then another sign appeared in the sky;it was a huge red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns,and on its heads...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-14-06, Mem., Blsd. Kateri Tekakwitha, virgin

    07/14/2006 7:18:26 AM PDT · by Salvation · 26 replies · 297+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 07-14-06 | New American Bible
    July 14, 2006 Memorial of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, virgin Psalm: Friday 29 Reading 1Hos 14:2-10 Thus says the LORD:Return, O Israel, to the LORD, your God;you have collapsed through your guilt.Take with you words,and return to the LORD;Say to him, “Forgive all iniquity,and receive what is good, that we may renderas offerings the bullocks from our stalls.Assyria will not save us,nor shall we have horses to mount;We shall say no more, ‘Our god,’to the work of our hands;for in you the orphan finds compassion.”I will heal their defection, says the LORD,I will love them freely;for my wrath is turned away...
  • The Origin of the Sacred Heart Badge

    06/23/2006 3:07:09 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 14 replies · 2,836+ views
    America Needs Fatima pamphlet | 2006 | n/a
    Origin of the Sacred Heart Badge Our Lord revealed to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque "His wish for her to order a picture of the image of that Sacred Heart for people specifically to venerate and have in their homes and also small pictures to carry with them." She wrote this to her Superior, Mother Saumaise, on March 2, 1686. Thus was born the devotion of wearing the little Badges. St. Margaret Mary Alacoque always kept a badge with her and inspired her novices to do the same. She made many badges and often said this practice was very pleasing to...
  • Bld. Damien Joseph de Veuster of Molokai

    05/10/2006 8:36:19 AM PDT · by Salvation · 28 replies · 964+ views
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | 05-10-06 | CatholicCulture.org
    Collect:Father, help us to seek the values that will bring us eternal joy in this changing world. In our desire for what you promise make us one in mind and heart. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Recipes: » Haupia » Potato-Mac Salad» Slow Cooker Kalua Pig Activities: » Ave Maria Dear» Beautiful, Glorious» Mary Garden» May, the Month of Marymore » Salve Regina» Stella Matutina» 'Tis Said of Our Dear Ladyless Prayers: » Regina Coeli (Queen of Heaven)» May...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-10-06, Bld. Damien de Veuster of Molokai

    05/10/2006 8:16:33 AM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies · 249+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 05-10-06 | New American Bible
    May 10, 2006 Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Easter Psalm: Wednesday 20 Reading 1Acts 12:24—13:5a The word of God continued to spread and grow. After Barnabas and Saul completed their relief mission,they returned to Jerusalem,taking with them John, who is called Mark. Now there were in the Church at Antioch prophets and teachers:Barnabas, Symeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene,Manaen who was a close friend of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said,“Set apart for me Barnabas and Saulfor the work to which I have called them.”Then, completing...
  • May Devotion: Blessed Virgin Mary

    05/08/2006 9:05:47 AM PDT · by Salvation · 99 replies · 2,293+ views
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | n/a | CatholicCulture.org
      Prayer Categories: » Devotion Feasts: » Joseph the Worker» Beatified Martyrs of England and Wales (Eng) (Wal, Mem)» Friday of the Third Week of Easter» Monday of the Fourth Week of Eastermore » Bl. Damien Joseph de Veuster, priest» Thursday of the Fourth Week of Easter» Nereus and Achilleus; Pancras» Our Lady of Fatima» Isidore the Farmer (USA)» Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Easter» Friday of the Fifth Week of Easter» Bernardine of Siena» Christopher Magallanes and companions; Eugene de Mazenod (Canada)» Rita of Cascia» Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter» Solemnity of Mary Help of Christians...
  • St. Joseph the Worker, Memorial, May 1

    05/01/2006 8:16:35 AM PDT · by Salvation · 27 replies · 504+ views
    Women for Faith and Family.org ^ | n/a | Women for Faith and Family
    Saint Joseph the WorkerMemorialMay 1stSaint JosephWhat we know about the life of Saint Joseph is contained in the gospels of Saint Matthew and Saint Luke. He has become known as the "Just man".The name foster-father of Our Lord appears in local martyrologies of the ninth and tenth centuries. The first church dedicated in his honor was in 1129 in Bologna. Pope Sixtus IV(1471-84) added the feast of Saint Joseph to the Roman Calendar. Pope Pius IX placed the whole Church under the Patronage of Saint Joseph in 1870.In 1989, Pope John Paul II reflected deeply on the life and witness...
  • The Story of Our Lady of Genazzano {Our Lady of Good Counsel]

    04/21/2006 5:24:29 PM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies · 2,474+ views
    TraditionFamilyProperty.org ^ | RaditionFamilyProperty
    The Story of Our Lady of Genazzano A view of the town of Genazzano, resting place of the miraculous painting of Our Lady. A few miles from the city of Rome, lies Genazzano—a city rich in history and blessed with the presence of a miraculous painting of the Blessed Virgin that has an amazing story.The origins of Genazzano date back to the times of the Roman emperors. Because of its proximity to Rome, the city was chosen by many patricians and imperial courtiers as a site for their country villas. The vast gardens surrounding these villas often served as the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-25-06, Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

    03/25/2006 11:16:49 AM PST · by Salvation · 28 replies · 349+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 03-25-06 | New American Bible
    March 25, 2006 Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord Psalm: Saturday 15 Reading IIs 7:10-14; 8:10 The LORD spoke to Ahaz, saying:Ask for a sign from the LORD, your God;let it be deep as the nether world, or high as the sky!But Ahaz answered,“I will not ask! I will not tempt the LORD!”Then Isaiah said: Listen, O house of David!Is it not enough for you to weary people,must you also weary my God?Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign:the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son,and shall name him Emmanuel,which means “God is with us!’...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-20-06, Solemnity, St. Joseph, husband/Blessed Virgin Mary

    03/20/2006 7:52:14 AM PST · by Salvation · 30 replies · 641+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 03-20-06 | New American Bible
    March 20, 2006 Solemnity of Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary Psalm: Monday 15 Reading I2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16 The LORD spoke to Nathan and said:“Go, tell my servant David,‘When your time comes and you rest with your ancestors,I will raise up your heir after you, sprung from your loins,and I will make his kingdom firm.It is he who shall build a house for my name.And I will make his royal throne firm forever.I will be a father to him,and he shall be a son to me.Your house and your kingdom shall endure forever before me;your throne...
  • Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes

    02/04/2006 9:59:26 AM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies · 907+ views
    EWTN.com ^ | 02-03-06 | unknown
    Novena toOur Lady of Lourdes PrayerBe blessed, O most pure Virgin, for having vouchsafed to manifest your shining with life, sweetness and beauty, in the Grotto of Lourdes, saying to the child, St. Bernadette: "I am the Immaculate Conception." A thousand times we congratulate you upon your Immaculate Conception. And now, O ever Immaculate Virgin, Mother of mercy, Health of the sick, Refuge of sinners, Comforter of the afflicted, you know our wants, our troubles, our sufferings deign to cast upon us a look of mercy. By appearing in the Grotto of Lourdes, you were pleased to make it...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 01-01-06, Solemnity,Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother Of God

    12/31/2005 7:54:37 PM PST · by Salvation · 29 replies · 1,232+ views
    SCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 01-01-06 | New American Bible
    January 1, 2006 Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, The Mother Of God Psalm: Sunday 4 Reading INm 6:22-27 The LORD said to Moses: “Speak to Aaron and his sons and tell them: This is how you shall bless the Israelites.Say to them:The LORD bless you and keep you!The LORD let his face shine uponyou, and be gracious to you!The LORD look upon you kindly andgive you peace!So shall they invoke my name upon the Israelites, and I will bless them.” Responsorial PsalmPs 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8 R. (2a) May God bless us in his mercy.May God have pity on...
  • Whatever Happened To Christmas? Have a joyous and blessed 'winter holiday'

    12/23/2005 9:50:39 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 421+ views
    CaliforniaRepublic.org ^ | 12/23/05 | Dennis Mountjoy
    Christmas is a wonderful, joyous day. For Christians it is uniquely important. It is the day that Christ the Lord was born. Many others who do not share our faith still rejoice in its message of peace on earth and goodwill toward men. The beauty of this day is so powerful that more than 90 percent of Americans celebrate Christmas. So it’s hard to understand why the word “Christmas” is being abandoned. Are people so ashamed of this holy day that they don’t want the word “Christmas” spoken in public – not in shopping malls or offices or classrooms, not...
  • Merkel to visit Israel next month

    12/19/2005 7:57:47 AM PST · by wolf78 · 5 replies · 271+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Dec. 18, 2005 | Associated Press (AP)
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to visit Israel next month on a trip meant in part to signal solidarity following recent anti-Israel remarks by the president of Iran, the German government said Sunday. Merkel will travel to Israel in late January, a government spokeswoman said on the customary condition of anonymity. The visit will underline "Germany's unconditional defense of Israel's right to exist," she added, confirming a report by the weekly Der Spiegel that one of the trip's aims is to send a signal of opposition to recent comments by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Ahmadinejad aggravated tensions last week by...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-08-05, Solemnity, Immaculate Conception/Bld Virgin Mary

    12/08/2005 8:27:21 AM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies · 557+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 12-08-05 | New American Bible
    December 8, 2005Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Psalm: Thursday 52 Reading IGn 3:9-15, 20 After the man, Adam, had eaten of the tree,the LORD God called to the man and asked him, “Where are you?”He answered, “I heard you in the garden;but I was afraid, because I was naked,so I hid myself.”Then he asked, “Who told you that you were naked?You have eaten, then,from the tree of which I had forbidden you to eat!”The man replied, “The woman whom you put here with me—she gave me fruit from the tree, and so I ate it.”The...
  • My mother died today(vanity)

    12/01/2005 1:38:20 PM PST · by Celtic Conservative · 204 replies · 3,331+ views
    my breaking heart | 12/01/05 | ME
    At approximately 0757 EST My mother, a dear, sweet woman good christian and avowed patriot, Left this realm to be with the Lord. Some of you may know me as an intermittent poster/lurker here. You are in some ways My closest and dearest buddies both on the web and elsewhere. She leaves behind 3 daughters, a son ,7 grandchildren and far too many friends to count. She was a leader in her church, a dedicated conservative and one woman dynamo. I will just remember my dear sweet mother and know that as long as God sends women such as these,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-21-05, Memorial, Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    11/21/2005 7:44:59 AM PST · by Salvation · 22 replies · 376+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 11-21-05 | New American Bible
    November 21, 2005Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Psalm: Monday 50 Reading IDn 1:1-6, 8-20 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim, king of Judah,King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon cameand laid siege to Jerusalem.The Lord handed over to him Jehoiakim, king of Judah,and some of the vessels of the temple of God;he carried them off to the land of Shinar,and placed the vessels in the temple treasury of his god. The king told Ashpenaz, his chief chamberlain,to bring in some of the children of Israel of royal bloodand of the nobility, young men without any defect,handsome,...
  • Blessed Marie Rose Durocher, Foundress of the Siters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary

    10/06/2005 6:33:59 PM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies · 2,114+ views
    Siters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary ^ | 2005 | Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary
    (Eulalie Durocher) 1811-1849Foundress of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary       Rectory of Beloeil Watercolor by Émérence Valcourt-Verrrier Eulalie Durocher was born in Saint Antoine-sur-Richelieu on October 6, 1811. Housekeeper at the rectory in Beloeil and facilitator of pastoral activities from 1831 to 1843, she saw the great need for instruction of youth. Girls especially received little schooling. Marie-Rose Centre ~~~~~~~~ Milestones ~~~~~~~~On May 1, 2004, the tomb of Marie-Rose Durocher was transferred to a new location called Chapelle Marie-Rose ~~~~~~~~ Her Portrayal in Art At the request of Bishop Ignace Bourget, she went to Longueuil...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-06-05, Opt. St. Bruno, Blsd. Marie-Rose Durocher

    10/06/2005 9:14:10 AM PDT · by Salvation · 26 replies · 397+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 10-06-05 | New American Bible
    October 6, 2005Thursday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time Psalm: Thursday 43 Reading IMal 3:13-20b You have defied me in word, says the LORD,yet you ask, “What have we spoken against you?”You have said, “It is vain to serve God,and what do we profit by keeping his command,And going about in penitential dressin awe of the LORD of hosts?Rather must we call the proud blessed;for indeed evildoers prosper,and even tempt God with impunity.”Then they who fear the LORD spoke with one another,and the LORD listened attentively;And a record book was written before himof those who fear the LORD and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Mary, The Power of Her Name [The Most Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary]

    09/12/2005 9:23:36 AM PDT · by Salvation · 405 replies · 2,812+ views
    Holy Wounds Apostolate ^ | unknown | Holy Wounds Apostolate
          The Holy Name of       Mary The Power of Her Name By St. Alphonsus de Liguori                     Richard of St. Laurence states "there is not such powerful help in any name, nor is there any other name given to men, after that of Jesus, from which so much salvation is poured forth upon men as from the name of Mary." He continues, "that the devout invocation of this sweet and holy name leads to the acquisition of superabundant graces in this life, and a very high...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-12-05, Opt. Most Holy Name/Blessed Virgin Mary

    09/12/2005 8:13:03 AM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies · 484+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 09-12-05 | New American Bible
    September 12, 2005Monday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time Psalm: Monday 40 Reading I1 Tm 2:1-8 Beloved:First of all, I ask that supplications, prayers,petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone,for kings and for all in authority,that we may lead a quiet and tranquil lifein all devotion and dignity. This is good and pleasing to God our savior,who wills everyone to be savedand to come to knowledge of the truth. For there is one God.There is also one mediator between God and men,the man Christ Jesus,who gave himself as ransom for all. This was the testimony at the proper time....
  • Catholic Caucus: Anniversary of 9/11 and Renewing the Solemn Act of Consecration

    09/10/2005 3:34:22 PM PDT · by Maeve · 32 replies · 505+ views
    A Solemn Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of MaryMost Holy Virgin Mary, tender Mother of men, to fulfill the desires of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the request of the Vicar of Your Son on earth, we consecrate ourselves and our families to your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, O Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and we recommend to You, all the people of our country and all the world.Please accept our consecration, dearest Mother, and use us as You wish to accomplish Your designs in the world.O Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-08-05, Feast, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    09/08/2005 9:03:18 AM PDT · by Salvation · 29 replies · 398+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 09-08-05 | New American Bible
    September 8, 2005Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Psalm: Thursday 39 Reading IMi 5:1-4a The LORD says:You, Bethlehem-Ephrathah,too small to be among the clans of Judah,From you shall come forth for meone who is to be ruler in Israel;Whose origin is from of old,from ancient times.(Therefore the Lord will give them up, until the timewhen she who is to give birth has borne,And the rest of his brethren shall returnto the children of Israel.)He shall stand firm and shepherd his flockby the strength of the LORD,in the majestic name of the LORD, his God;And they shall remain,...
  • Why Catholics Believe in the Assumption of Mary

    08/15/2005 9:01:28 AM PDT · by Salvation · 224 replies · 3,135+ views
    Catholic Exchange.com ^ | 08-15-05 | Heidi Hess Saxton
    by Heidi Hess Saxton Other Articles by Heidi Hess Saxton Why Catholics Believe in the Assumption of Mary 08/15/05 My friend Margie, who teaches two- to three-year-olds in our parish religious education program, says that the secret to teaching this age group is a healthy prayer life. The week she taught her class about the Assumption of Mary, Margie spent a long time on her knees. She was stumped. “How is it possible to explain this to a two-year-old?” Fortunately, our Lord always answers the prayers of those who want to honor His Mother. “As I prayed, the idea came to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-15-05, Solemnity, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    08/15/2005 8:15:09 AM PDT · by Salvation · 26 replies · 492+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 08-15-05 | New American Bible
    August 15, 2005Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin MaryMass during the Day Psalm: Monday 36 Reading IRev 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab God's temple in heaven was opened,and the ark of his covenant could be seen in the temple. A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun,with the moon under her feet,and on her head a crown of twelve stars.She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give birth.Then another sign appeared in the sky;it was a huge red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns,and on its heads were...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 08-14-05, Solemnity, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    08/13/2005 9:38:18 PM PDT · by Salvation · 21 replies · 323+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 08-14-05 | New American Bible
    August 14, 2005Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Psalm: Sunday 36 Reading I1 Chr 15:3-4, 15-16; 16:1-2 David assembled all Israel in Jerusalem to bring the ark of the LORDto the place which he had prepared for it.David also called together the sons of Aaron and the Levites. The Levites bore the ark of God on their shoulders with poles,as Moses had ordained according to the word of the LORD. David commanded the chiefs of the Levitesto appoint their kinsmen as chanters,to play on musical instruments, harps, lyres, and cymbals,to make a loud sound of rejoicing. They...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-01-05, Opt. Blsd. Junipero Serra

    07/01/2005 7:13:41 AM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies · 352+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 07-01-05 | New American Bible
    July 1, 2005Friday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Psalm: Friday 29 Reading IGn 23:1-4, 19; 24:1-8, 62-67 The span of Sarah's life was one hundred and twenty-seven years.She died in Kiriatharba (that is, Hebron)in the land of Canaan,and Abraham performed the customary mourning rites for her.Then he left the side of his dead one and addressed the Hittites:"Although I am a resident alien among you,sell me from your holdings a piece of property for a burial ground,that I may bury my dead wife." After the transaction, Abraham buried his wife Sarahin the cave of the field of Machpelah,facing...
  • Medjugorje: Case Closed?

    05/20/2005 7:53:09 PM PDT · by Teófilo · 42 replies · 1,848+ views
    Folks, I watched Dateline NBC's report on "The Mystery of Miracles" earlier this week and I have the following thoughts. The program touched on the Medjugorje events which started to manifest itself in that Bosnia-Herzegovina town back in the late 1970's. The basic details are these: Our Lady supposedly appeared to four young adults and a boy and began a dialogue with her that for some of them continues to this day. I've read some early books about the Medjugorje events and for a while, there was much agreement between them. But as the record grew and the alleged apparitions...
  • FBI: Grenade at Bush Rally Was Live

    05/18/2005 5:58:09 AM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 119 replies · 4,775+ views
    Washington Times ^ | May 18, 8:40 AM EDT | AP
    TBILISI, Georgia (AP) -- The FBI said Wednesday that a grenade thrown in the crowd during last week's speech by President Bush in the Georgian capital was capable of exploding and was considered a threat against the president. The statement by agent Bryan Paarmann contradicted initial reports by Georgian officials that the grenade was not capable of exploding and had been found on the ground. The grenade, wrapped in a dark handkerchief, fell about 100 feet from the podium where Bush was speaking May 10 and "simply failed to function," he said. "We consider this act to be a threat...