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  • Worcester Cathedral blessing for asparagus crop criticised as 'absurd' by Anglicans

    04/25/2017 7:47:40 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 19 replies
    U.K. Telegraph ^ | 25 APRIL 2017 | Olivia Rudgard
    Asparagus is so venerated in Worcester that it has been blessed in a special ceremony in the city's cathedral. But the thanksgiving service celebrating the local crop has been criticised by other Anglicans who have called it "absurd". The bizarre Sunday evensong service was defended by the cathedral's Precentor, who said the vegetable was "a sign of the abundant provision and generosity of God".
  • It's time we all stopped saying 'God Bless You' (when people sneeze)

    03/16/2017 2:35:20 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 115 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 16, 2017 | Ariel Scotti
    Please stop acknowledging my bodily functions. "Bless you" is a phrase so reflexively spoken upon hearing a sneeze that many of us forgot or don't even know where it came from. It has obvious religious connotations but they're archaic and no longer make any sense in our modern-day world. You don't protect your friend from the devil when she coughs so please, let her sneeze in peace. Here are five reasons why "bless you" has to go. [Snip] 2. Religious political correctness. You never know who you're trying to bless and not everyone's going to be receptive of your random...
  • Silent Night

    12/24/2016 9:06:04 PM PST · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski's Youtube Ministry ^ | 12/25/2016 | Revski
    Instrumental video of Christmas, the real reason for the season, is Jesus Christ who died for our sins and rose from the dead on the third day and the all mighty, the Father of creation gave all power to His son Jesus, our Lord and Savior. The mandolin is played be me, o7jimmy.
  • A Prayer for the Internet from the 1946 Roman Ritual? Sure, and It’s Wonderful!

    11/29/2016 7:50:03 AM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-28-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Prayer for the Internet from the 1946 Roman Ritual? Sure, and It’s Wonderful! Msgr. Charles Pope • November 28, 2016 • The old Roman Ritual (published in 1946) is a magnificent collection of blessings and prayers. It has some of the most amazing little blessings of things it would never occur to you to find in such a collection. Along with the blessings of expected objects (e.g., statues, religious medals) are blessings, often elaborately laid out, for things such as seismographs, typewriters, printing presses, fishing boats, fire engines, stables, medicine, wells, bridges, archives, lime kilns, automobiles, mountain-climbing equipment,...
  • Psalm 1 and 2 ...pt 1

    Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the...
  • Wish Ba 'Av;Israel's National Day of Sorrow

    How hath the LORD covered the daughter of Zion with a cloud in his anger, and cast down from heaven unto the earth the beauty of Israel, and remembered not his footstool in the day of his anger! The LORD hath swallowed up all the habitations of Jacob, and hath not pitied: he hath thrown down in his wrath the strong holds of the daughter of Judah; he hath brought them down to the ground: he hath polluted the kingdom and the princes thereof. He hath cut off in his fierce anger all the horn of Israel: he hath drawn...
  • By Faith Isaac Blessed Jacob and Esau...miracle nation pt 9

    By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau in regard to their future.(Hebrews 11:20)The next part of the story of Jacob concerns the time when Isaac passed on the Patriarchal blessing. Isaac fully intended to pass it on to his favorite son, Esau, the outdoorsman,hunter, and profane bigamist who broke his parents heart by marrying two pagans! And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite: Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.(Genesis 26:34-35)Isaac was old, infirm and blind, when...
  • Ted Cruz Raises about $45 Million for Campaign

    01/01/2016 8:03:38 AM PST · by Isara · 57 replies
    Barb Wire ^ | 1 January, 2016 | Steve Deace
    Ted Cruz is the first candidate to announce fourth quarter fundraising numbers.Raised a whopping $20 million and now has about $45 million to win the nomination with. Cruz has now received more than 670,000 donations from more than 320,000 donors, with the average donation only $67. Which means his donors are a renewable resource.We have never seen a principled conservative receive this kind of support. This is providential blessing kind of stuff. Unprecedented even for this cynic. We have a real shot to win this thing. To get a real conservative in the White House for the first time in...
  • Behold, the Official Catholic Blessing for Beer

    12/19/2015 10:37:52 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 7 replies
    ChurchPop ^ | Unknown | Editor
    Did you know the Catholic Church has an official blessing for beer?In the 1964 edition of the Rituale Romanum, one of the Church’s official books of rituals, there is a section with “Blessings of things designated for ordinary use.”Among the many rituals listed, you can find special blessings for pastries, medicine, cheese, fire, seeds, airplanes, and more – including beer.Why bless beer? Because it is a part of God’s good creation and a wonderful gift for human enjoyment! Ever since Jesus turned water into wine at the marriage at Cana (John 2), the Catholic Church has supported the enjoyment of alcohol...
  • Bristol Palin is pregnant again and doesn’t want a lecture about it

    06/26/2015 1:31:20 PM PDT · by grundle · 145 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 25, 2015 | Helena Andrews
    Bristol Palin is pregnant and this is news. The 24-year-old daughter of former vice presidential candidate and “SNL” punching bag Sarah Palin has spent the last seven years since her mom’s failed bid for the White House making abstinence (and holiness in general) her personal and very profitable cause celeb. In 2008, 17-year-old Palin’s unplanned teen pregnancy threatened to derail her mom’s White House hopes. But her potentially embarrassing narrative quickly turned to one of resilience and the reality shows followed. Palin appeared on season 11 of “Dancing with the Stars” and in her own Lifetime docu-series, “Bristol Palin: Life’s...
  • Jesus Fulfills the Beatitudes

    03/19/2015 3:23:32 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 2 replies
    Place For Truth ^ | July 14, 2014 | David Hall
    Toward the very end of Jesus’ earthly ministry, he enters Jerusalem—knowingly headed to the Lamb’s slaughter. With less than a week of his mortal life remaining, would-be kings or rulers would not have spent their time with the least influential in society.For example, what does a presidential candidate do in his final days before an election? He seeks to rally the troops. He presents his case and seeks to explain why he would be a better leader than the other candidate. He barnstorms and campaigns. He sprints to associate himself with the most powerful persons, teams, and symbols he...
  • When a Curse Becomes a Blessing – Only God Can Do That (Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)

    04/19/2011 5:00:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 4/18/2011 | Msgr Charles Pope
    Here in Holy Week we ponder the events that led to Jesus’ death and resurrection. Among the things to ponder is a dramatic moment in the trial before Pilate when the people who were present  utter a curse upon themselves. We read of it in Matthew’s Gospel: When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. “I am innocent of this man’s blood,” he said. “It is your responsibility!” And all the people answered, “His blood be on us and on our...
  • Anne Arundel infant center of attention at Pope Francis audience

    12/02/2013 9:41:27 AM PST · by Welchie25 · 6 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 12/2/13 | Paul McMullen
    Katie Scrivener worried that her infant son, Fulton, would cry when he encountered a very important man in Rome. She was the one who wound up weeping, albeit tears of joy. One of the enduring images that came out of the weekly general audience Pope Francis gave in St. Peter’s Square Nov. 20 has the pontiff trading gazes with Fulton Scrivener, who will celebrate his first birthday Dec. 19. In a photo that ran the next day on Page 1 of L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican newspaper, the Holy Father shows unabashed joy as he places his right hand on the...
  • Medicine Is In Your Mouth

    10/12/2012 12:03:36 AM PDT · by Frank Broom · 7 replies
    10-12-12 | Frank Broom
    One of the most important things people overlook in dealing with sickness is what they speak out of their mouth. You can't just speak anything because your words have an effect on your body. In the book of James he says, if you offend not in word, you are able to bridle your whole body. He also goes on to say your tongue is like the rudder of a ship, so if you want to go from sickness to healing then you are going to have to set your tongue to healing and not sickness. In 1Peter 3:10 he says,...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: APOLYSIS, 07-02-12

    07/02/2012 7:37:04 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 07-02-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):APOLYSIS The blessing by the Greek priest at the end of Mass, Matins, or Vespers. Called a Great Apolysis after the liturgy, baptisms, and marriages; a Little Apolysis at other times. (Etym. Greek apolysis, dismissal.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Balaam; The Uniqueness Of Israel...Balaam pt 5

    . And he went to an high place. And God met Balaam: and he said unto him, I have prepared seven altars, and I have offered upon every altar a bullock and a ram. And the Lord put a word in Balaam’s mouth, and said, Return unto Balak, and thus thou shalt speak. And he returned unto him … And he took up his parable, and said,Balak the king of Moab hath brought me from Aram,out of the mountains of the east, saying, Come, curse me Jacob, and come, defy Israel. How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed?...
  • Are You Blessing Or Cursing Youself

    06/10/2012 7:59:18 PM PDT · by Frank Broom · 25 replies
    06-10-12 | Frank Broom
    What are you saying about yourself and circumstances, because what you say determines whether you are blessing or cursing yourself. When God blessed Adam and Eve He blessed them saying, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that creepeth upon the earth." When Jesus cursed the fig tree he said unto it, "No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever." And that's the same way you bless and curse, they both come out of...
  • Blessing of a Child in the Womb Ready for Use

    05/10/2012 6:34:00 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Considered an Effective Witness to the Sanctity of Human LifeWASHINGTON, D.C., MAY 9, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Following Vatican approval, the “Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb” is now available for use by dioceses in the United States. The text of the blessing in English and Spanish is posted online and is being published as a booklet addendum to the Book of Blessings/Bendicional. The blessing will be included in future editions of those liturgical volumes. “We hope the use of this blessing will provide not only support and God’s blessing for expectant parents and their child in the...
  • Vatican Gives the Green Light [Rite for the Blessing of Child in the Womb]

    03/27/2012 7:02:04 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    California Catholic Daily ^ | 3/27/12 | USCCB
    ‘Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb’ approved by RomeWASHINGTON (March 26, 2012) -- The Vatican has approved the publication of the "Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb," which will be printed in English and Spanish in a combined booklet and should be available for parishes by Mothers' Day. The U.S. bishops who collaborated on the development of the blessing welcomed the announcement of the recognitio, or approval, by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments in Rome. "I'm impressed with the beauty of this blessing for human life...
  • Parishes encouraged to use new blessing for unborn children

    03/27/2012 11:53:03 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    cna ^ | March 27, 2012
    Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond. Washington D.C., Mar 27, 2012 / 06:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. bishops are encouraging parishes to incorporate into their communities a new blessing for a child in the womb, which the Vatican approved on March 25. “I'm impressed with the beauty of this blessing for human life in the womb,” said Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Houston, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities. “I can think of no better day to announce this news than on the feast of the Annunciation, when we remember Mary’s ‘yes’ to God and the incarnation of...