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  • Veni Veni Emmanuel

    12/21/2014 8:12:02 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 1 replies ^ | November 30, 2008 | Zoltán Kodály
    Veni, Veni Emmanuel is a synthesis of the great "O Antiphons" that are used for Vespers during the octave before Christmas (Dec. 17-23). These antiphons are of ancient origin and date back to at least the ninth century.
  • Guess What Happened The Last Time The Price Of Oil Crashed Like This?

    12/20/2014 8:06:02 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 64 replies ^ | December 6, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    There has only been one other time in history when the price of oil has crashed by more than 40 dollars in less than 6 months. The last time this happened was during the second half of 2008, and the beginning of that oil price crash preceded the great financial collapse that happened later that year by several months. Well, now it is happening again, but this time the stakes are even higher. When the price of oil falls dramatically, that is a sign that economic activity is slowing down. It can also have a tremendously destabilizing affect on financial...
  • Funeral for [A] Dog

    12/20/2014 1:37:04 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 24 replies
    December 20, 2014
    Man walks into a Catholic church and asks the priest if he will do a funeral for his dog. Looking dazed the priest says "sir absolutely not, this is a Catholic church, we don't do funerals for animals. Go down to the protestant church, I'm sure they do a lovely funeral for your dog". The man said "thank your Father, do you think $10,000 is enough to offer for my dog's funeral". "$10,000 the priest exclaimed, why didn't you tell me your dog was Catholic"!!
  • U.S. Supreme Court allows gay marriage to proceed in Florida next month (7-2)

    12/20/2014 9:37:19 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 25 replies ^ | December 20, 2014 | Bill Cotterell
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to extend a stay sought by Florida officials defending the state's ban on same-sex marriages, allowing gay marriages to proceed in Florida next month. Some weddings would be allowed to start when a stay expires after Jan. 5 following an order by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta earlier this month. "The Supreme Court once again has spoken, opening the door for marriage equality here," said Nadine Smith, chief executive officer of Equality Florida, an advocacy group. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who asked the high...
  • World War I in Photos: A Century Later

    12/20/2014 8:40:23 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 37 replies ^ | June 29, 2014 | Alan Taylor
    Yesterday, June 28, 2014, marked the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Assassin Gavrilo Princip fired the first shot in what was to become a horrific years-long bloodbath. However, after the sound of gunfire was silenced on Armistice Day, the deaths continued to mount. Revolutions spawned in Russia and Germany, arbitrary redrawing of national borders set the stage for decades of conflict, harsh reparation demands inspired the rise of Nazi Germany and the onset of World War II. The first World War continues to kill to this day - just this past March, two Belgian construction workers...
  • Cardinal Timothy Dolan cuts ties with anti-abortion crusader Frank Pavone

    12/19/2014 8:17:59 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 16 replies ^ | December 15, 2014 | David Gibson
    NEW YORK (RNS) In the latest clash between the Catholic hierarchy and one of the church’s leading anti-abortion crusaders, New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan accused the Rev. Frank Pavone of continuing to stonewall on financial reforms, and Dolan said he is cutting ties with his group, Priests for Life. In a Nov. 20 letter to other U.S. bishops, Dolan said he did not know if the Vatican would now step in to take action against the New York-based priest, who for years has angered various bishops by rejecting oversight of the organization by church authorities and for refusing to sort...
  • Patton on Prayer

    12/19/2014 6:49:54 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 26 replies ^ | December 18, 2014 | Donald R. McClarey
    Almighty and most merciful Father, we humbly beseech Thee, of Thy great goodness, to restrain these immoderate rains with which we have had to contend. Grant us fair weather for Battle. Graciously hearken to us as soldiers who call upon Thee that, armed with Thy power, we may advance from victory to victory, and crush the oppression and wickedness of our enemies and establish Thy justice among men and nations.” The famous “weather prayer” of General Patton was written by a Catholic Chaplain, Colonel James H. O’Neill, Chief Chaplain of the Third Army. Here is his article on the incident...
  • PopeWatch: Cuba

    12/19/2014 6:21:19 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 3 replies ^ | December 18, 2014 | Donald R. McClarey
    The Babalu Blog, the go to site for news on Cuba, predicted the papal involvement in the “normalization” of relations with Cuba announced yesterday by Obama: We’re not clairvoyants or prophets. We just deal with the facts. Eleven months ago, when Secretary of State John Kerry visited the Vatican, a Babalu post asked: “Will Pope Francis Bring About the Release of Alan Gross?” Here’s a quote from that post: How’s this for a scenario?: Pope Francis gets Alan Gross freed in exchange for the four Castro spies, and, on top of that, orchestrates the restoration of US/Castro diplomatic ties, along...
  • "The Experience After The Council Was So Strong And In Some Cases Violent…" {CATHOLIC CAUCUS}

    12/18/2014 6:59:13 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 2 replies ^ | December 13, 2014 | Jeff Ostrowski
    Q. Your Eminence, you grew up before the Second Vatican Council. How do you remember those times? A. I grew up in a very beautiful time in the Church, in which we were carefully instructed in the faith, both at home and in the Catholic school, especially with the Baltimore Catechism. I remember the great beauty of the Sacred Liturgy, even in our little farming town, with beautiful Masses. And then, I’m of course most grateful for my parents who gave me a very sound up-bringing in how to live as a Catholic. So they were beautiful years. Q. A...
  • Prisoners of 'Ingenious' 1962 Alcatraz Escape Could Have Survived

    12/16/2014 4:21:28 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 8 replies ^ | December 16, 2014 | Yahoo News
    If they had timed their escape just right, three prisoners who slipped out of Alcatraz more than 50 years ago on a raft made from raincoats would have had a chance of survival, new research shows. Scientists who were studying the San Francisco Bay's strong tides reconstructed the possible routes of the audacious 1962 escape. The men might have been able to find shelter on an outcrop near the Golden Gate Bridge — that is, if they weren't swept out to sea first, according to the study. From 1934 to 1963, during its time as a maximum high-security federal prison,...
  • Christmas, time, and eternity

    12/14/2014 8:15:52 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 5 replies ^ | December 14, 2014 | Russell Shaw
    I need to begin with a confession: I’m one of those people who gets his Christmas cards done way ahead of time. This year I started a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving, which is more or less what I always do. Why so early? Because this is how people with a compulsive streak do everything. Granted, our obsession with punctuality makes us pains in the neck, but remember – we compulsives are the ones who arrive on time for appointments, meet our deadlines, and make the trains run on time. Time. That was what I was thinking about during one...
  • Vince Lombardi: How the Catholic Church Formed One of the Greatest Coaches of all Time

    12/13/2014 9:54:00 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 17 replies ^ | November 7, 2014 | Derek Leaberry
    Vince Lombardi’s brilliance as a football coach was a direct result of his dedication to Catholicism In the middle of winter, between Epiphany and Ash Wednesday, a secular ritual of nearly fifty years has become part of the American cultural scene. It is called the Super Bowl, the championship game of the interminably long National Football League season. Two weeks of incessant television extravaganza lead up to the game itself, which ends with the winner being awarded the Lombardi Trophy named for a man now 44 years dead but still considered by many to be the greatest football coach in...
  • How the First Christians Changed the World (and What We Can Learn from Them)

    12/12/2014 9:41:27 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 153 replies ^ | Fr. Michael Giesler
    A small group of men and women once set its principles of charity and temperance against the prevailing values of the age—and in so doing altered the course of civilization. Because the early Christians’ belief had a specific content of truth and morality based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, they could not simply go with the flow. Jesus was both God and man. They could not worship, or pretend to worship, a mere human being who claimed to be God because he was Caesar. And this seemed to non-Christians to be an unpardonable stubbornness and perversity. Marriage...
  • PopeWatch: Synod Chicanery

    12/12/2014 6:12:03 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 2 replies ^ | December 12, 2014 | Donald R. McClarey
    Chicanery, to be polite, is afoot in regard to the Synod next year. Father Z gives us the details. The outline of features for the next Synod of Bishops in October 2015, or Lineamenta, has been released. The Lineamenta is based on the last Synod’s final document, the Relatio Synodi. For the Relatio, the members of the Synod voted on each paragraph. According to the Synod’s own rules, established and approved by those appointed by Pope Francis to run the Synod, in order to be included in the Relatio each paragraph had to receive a 2/3’s majority of voting members....
  • Review: 'Exodus' Is God-Awful

    12/10/2014 9:35:14 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 70 replies ^ | December 5, 2014 | Scott Mendelson
    Exodus: Gods and Kings comes to us courtesy of 20th Century Fox, which is distributing Ridley Scott’s $140 million would-be epic. The producers this time around are Chernin Entertainment, Scott Free Productions, Babieka, and Volcano Films. The film opens wide in America on December 12th, 2014, and it has already opened in some overseas markets as of December 3rd. Over the next few months, it will of course attempt to play a two-sided game. On on hand, the film will be targeting the overtly religious moviegoers that have made quite a bit of noise this year. On the other hand,...
  • Young America's Foundation - Top Conservative College List

    12/07/2014 6:59:09 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 20 replies ^ | December 6, 2014 | Young America's Foundation
    A wide variety of rankings exist for the market of American colleges and universities. Each year, U.S. News & World Report releases its “America’s Best Colleges” edition. The magazine grades each institution based on factors including peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, and student selectivity. Yet, U.S. News does not rank the overall experience that colleges offer. That is why Young America’s Foundation presents the following list of institutions that offer a conservative experience for students. Young America’s Foundation deemed these institutions the best, and they are listed in alphabetical order. Many conservative students seek alternatives in higher...
  • Author, Cardinals Differ Over Claim of Conclave Campaigning

    12/06/2014 7:44:41 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 1 replies ^ | December 5, 2014 | Catholic News Agency
    VATICAN CITY — The 2013 papal conclave that elected Pope Francis is news again now that four cardinals have denied a new book’s claim that they campaigned for Pope Francis to be elected — though the book’s author has clarified the Pope himself was not a part of their supposed campaign. The London-based Catholic journalist Austen Ivereigh, in his new book The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope, contends that a group of cardinals on what he bills as “Team Bergoglio” worked during the last conclave to promote the election of Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio of...
  • Pope tells theologians to listen to ordinary Catholics before pronouncing

    12/05/2014 10:02:26 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 74 replies ^ | Decewmber 5, 2014
    VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has urged the Catholic Church's top theologians to listen to what ordinary Catholics have to say rather than just making their own pronouncements on hot-button issues. Francis, whose near-disdain for theologians is well-known, told the International Theological Commission on Friday that they must "humbly listen" to what God tells the church by paying attention to how ordinary Catholics live out their faith. The Vatican's orthodoxy and theology watchdog, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has long been assailed for issuing critiques of Catholic academics without even consulting them or advising them that they...
  • The Last Southern Democrat (Mary Landrieu's imminent political demise)

    12/05/2014 7:18:24 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 47 replies ^ | December 4, 2014 | Molly Ball
    HAMMOND, La.—Mary Landrieu is dead, and everyone knows it but Mary Landrieu. The senior senator from Louisiana, a diminutive blond woman with a round, youthful face, is standing under a green canopy in the middle of an airfield. The canopy reads, "City of Hammond, Too Lovely to Litter." There is frustration in her voice as she repeats, yet again, the message nobody seems to be hearing. "The national race is over," she says. "This race is clearly now about what's in Louisiana's best interest." Landrieu's death was foretold on November 4, when any remaining hope Democrats might have had that...
  • Lawmakers agree to $100 million reduction in commissary funding

    12/04/2014 8:29:17 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 22 replies ^ | May 5, 2014 | Karen James
    Lawmakers have agreed to cut commissary funding by $100 million next year. (Photo: Defense Commissary Agency) CONNECT 19 TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Lawmakers have agreed to cut commissary funding by $100 million next year compared with this year, according to a new agreement on a compromise defense authorization bill. Defense officials had proposed cutting $200 million from the Defense Commissary Agency budget that funds about 245 stores on military installations around the world, part of a three-year plan that would bring the annual commissary budget down from about $1.3 billion to $400 million. They acknowledged that the plan would...
  • Actor Joe Mantegna to produce film on the life of Saint Padre Pio

    12/04/2014 6:56:20 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 52 replies ^ | December 2, 2014 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    A biographical film on the life of Saint Padre Pio is in the works. The film will be produced by the American Actor Joe Mantegna and his long time producing Partner Danny Ramm through their company Acquaviva Productions, for theatrical release. Shot in English, filmed on location in Italy, and distributed worldwide, the film will highlight Padre Pio’s impact on the Catholic Church and the building of his hospital, Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza in San Giovanni Rotondo, Puglia, Italy. Schedule permitting, Joe Mantegna will star in the title role. A percentage of the proceeds from the film will benefit the...
  • Rick Warren’s Call for Christians to Unite With Catholics, ‘Holy Father’ Raising Concerns

    12/03/2014 10:23:22 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 578 replies ^ | December 2, 2014 | Heather Clark
    In a new video, megachurch leader and author Rick Warren is calling for Christians to unite with Roman Catholics and “Pope Francis,” who Warren recently referred to as the “Holy Father”—a move that is raising concerns among Christians nationwide and is resulting in calls for Warren to repent. Warren made the comments following his visit to the Vatican last month, where he spoke at an interfaith conference on the “Complementarity of Man and Woman.” “We have far more in common than what divides us,” he said in the two-minute video released by the Catholic News Service on Wednesday, described as...
  • The Pope Didn't Exile Cardinal Burke. He Gave Him An Army

    12/03/2014 10:00:31 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 3 replies ^ | December 3, 2014 | Thomas Peters
    I wish someone would exile me the way Pope Francis exiled Cardinal Burke. When I think of exile or banishment, I think of tiny islands. Where friends are few and far between. The Associated Press described Cardinal Burke’s new position as “largely ceremonial” and said the Knights of Malta are a “charity” who provide “residences for the elderly.” Oh, really? Because last time I checked, the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta (their full name) was the world’s oldest surviving order of chivalry boasting over 13,000 members (knights and dames), 80,000 permanent...
  • Patriots left peeved and proud after loss

    12/01/2014 6:22:47 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 34 replies ^ | December 1, 2014 | Tom E. Curran
    GREEN BAY – Tom Brady sat in front of his locker staring silently at the floor. To his left sat Vince Wilfork, leaning in close, speaking quietly into Brady’s ear. Eventually, Wilfork stood, patted Brady’s shoulder, sighed and walked to the shower. Brady still sat. Nobody else ventured near and Brady gave the vibe that was exactly what he wanted. About 20 minutes later Brady had traded his towel for a gray suit and stood at a podium. He was just as sullen. “You live your whole life for moments like this and we just came up short,” he said....
  • Empire Strikes Back: How Nick Saban adapted to help Alabama get Iron Bowl revenge

    11/30/2014 9:51:45 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 42 replies ^ | November 30, 2014 | Pat Forte
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – If you could tap into Nick Saban’s fondest football dreams, you’d probably find the Alabama football coach fantasizing about shutouts and cartilage-rattling tackles and a relentless pass rush. Touchdowns would be down the wish list. But on a surreal November night when the Iron Bowl scoreboard read 55-44 – an abomination to the Pat Dye generation – Saban could deal with it. Because his team had the 55, and Auburn had the 44. His team has the Southeastern Conference Western Division title, and the Tigers don’t. His 11-1 team should still be No. 1 in the College...
  • Black Sheriff on Holder and Groups That Infiltrated Ferguson, ‘Like Vultures on a Roadside Carcass’

    11/30/2014 8:06:38 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 26 replies ^ | November 30, 2014 | Matthew Burke
    Milwaukee Country Sheriff David Clarke, who happens to be black, lambasted Obama Attorney General Eric Holder, the first sitting attorney general in U.S. history to be held in contempt of Congress, and professional race hustler and racial grievance profiteer, Al Sharpton, for their exploitation of the unfortunate situation in Ferguson, MO.
  • Rick Santorum Vindicated (galloping toward Gomorrah)

    11/28/2014 7:19:37 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 13 replies ^ | November 26, 2014
    Shortly after the odious Lawrence v. Texas decision in which the US Supreme Court, in a grim foreshadowing of the short shrift it has given the desecration of the concept of marriage, decided to toss a couple of millenia of Western Civilization so no one’s libido would be restrained by law, Rick Santorum gave an interview with Associated Press: And if the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to...
  • Marc Lamont Hill on Ferguson Riots: "This Is What Democracy Looks Like"

    11/27/2014 7:14:23 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 60 replies
    DON LEMON, CNN: First With Marc Lamont Hill, let's talk. You are in New York City. The gentleman there, he said he is up in Harlem. He's marching. He said listen, this generation, we have a voice and they don't want police brutality. He's got to get back to Staten Island. That's another issue. But we're looking, you know, at the protesters there. Is this a generational thing? Is this a young people's movement, Marc Lamont Hill? MARC LAMONT HILL, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: It absolutely is. You know, Dr. King used to say when dogs bite us in Birmingham, we...
  • Pope Francis to General Audience: "We will all meet in Heaven"

    11/26/2014 11:10:19 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 74 replies ^ | November 26, 2014 | RomeReports
    It was a damp, cold morning in Rome. Many umbrellas and brightly colored ponchos could be seen as the popemobile circled around St. Peter's Square. Before beginning his catechesis, the Pope gave an encouraging word to the pilgrims. POPE FRANCIS "It's kind of an ugly day, huh? But you are courageous. Congratulations!” Pope Francis explained that the Church is on a path towards the Kingdom of Heaven, a seed that has been in the Earth. He also said that after death, Christians will come face to face with God. POPE FRANCIS "It is beautiful to think of this, to think...
  • Our Nation’s Thanksgiving A Time to Thank Almighty God

    11/26/2014 7:08:02 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 6 replies ^ | November 26, 2014 | TMLC
    Our Nation’s Thanksgiving A Time to Thank Almighty God Our Nation’s first Thanksgiving Day took place on November 26, 1789. It was a religious event. To the chagrin of the anti-religionists among us today, on September 25, 1789, the first act of Congress after framing the Bill of Rights, which prohibited an establishment of religion, was to pass a resolution requesting that the President of the United States recommend to the people a “Day of Public Thanksgiving and Prayer.” This Resolution is clear evidence that our Founding Fathers never imagined that the language of the Establishment Clause they had just...
  • In case you missed it, Michelle Malkin NAILED Obama on his outrageous and enraging Ferguson response

    11/25/2014 10:25:58 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 6 replies
    It truly is a wonder that President Obama could say what he said in response to the Ferguson rioting mob with what we assume to be a straight face. Michelle Malkin utterly nailed him on it and it was beautiful. Take a look: Michelle Malkin âś” @michellemalkin Mr. Executive Order, imperial ruler-in-chief, just told America: "We are a nation built on the rule of law." #FergusonDecision @michellemalkin maybe he's doing his stand-up comedy routine tonight?
  • Ted Nugent’s Blunt Response To Ferguson Madness Has Liberals TICKED

    11/25/2014 9:50:26 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 45 replies ^ | November 25, 2014 | Robert Rich
    Although many in the public spotlight weigh their words carefully while evaluating the ramifications, Ted Nugent has never been one to mince words and simply says what often goes unsaid, resulting in a few ruffled feathers. Well, he’s done it again – this time regarding Ferguson and Liberals are not happy with what he had to say. There is no legitimate way to justify the actions being taken by Ferguson residents and protesters as they demonstrate their outrage over the Darren Wilson Grand Jury ruling. By ignoring the facts and believing whatever lies have been told for dramatic effect, it...
  • Sicko Gay Leader Gets Media Pass

    11/25/2014 9:11:40 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 14 replies ^ | November 25, 2014 | William Dohonue
    Bill Donohue comments on a media cover-up of a gay leader's behavior: He likes to hide his camera in the smoke-alarm over his bed, videoing kinky sex with his boyfriends. He is one of the biggest porn kings in American history, making a fortune off of "barebacking" videos—the kind of unprotected sex that led directly to AIDS. And when he is not bundling hundreds of thousands of dollars for President Obama, he is riding with him on Air Force One. He was arrested last week in his Portland, Oregon home for rape. Charged with a felony, he is accused of...
  • Anger at family who dressed their transgender daughter Jennifer Gable as a man in open casket

    11/24/2014 3:56:16 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 74 replies ^ | November 24, 2014 | James Gordon
    Friends of a transgender woman from Idaho who died suddenly have reacted with shock after her family dressed her for an open casket funeral as a man. 32-year-old Jennifer Gable died suddenly of an aneurysm last month. Her friends who attended the service were disgusted to find that she had been prepared like a man with her long hair cut off and dressed in a suit.
  • Really interesting pictures of WW2 at Iwo Jima

    11/22/2014 10:31:10 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 94 replies
    Really interesting pictures of WW2 at Iwo Jima.
  • Harris Teeter to Moms Demand Action: We Will Not Change Gun Policy

    11/20/2014 5:26:57 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 11 replies ^ | November 20, 2014 | Awr Hawkins
    On November 20, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America delivered a petition to the Harris Teeter grocers asking them to bar law-abiding citizens from carrying guns in their stores. Harris Teeter responded by saying they have no plans to change their policy, which allows the carrying of guns in states and municipalities where doing so is legal. According to The Charlotte Observer, North Carolina-based Harris Teeter issued a statement expressing its position: "We have and will continue to adhere to the firearms and concealed handgun laws as outlined by states in which we do business. We believe this...
  • Eva Shockey responds to critics of bear hunt

    11/19/2014 7:16:48 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 15 replies ^ | Novmeber 18, 2014 | Pete Thomas
    Eva Shockey knew she was placing herself in the crosshairs of anti-hunters before she posted a photo of herself posing with a 510-pound bear she killed last week to her Facebook page. The famous co-host of “Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures” told Field and Stream: “My dad warned me before I even got involved with the show that I was going to have to deal with anti-hunters. I’m a huge target for them because I’m a smiley young woman, and I’m different than who they’re used to dealing with.” But Shockey, 26, had no idea the flood of venomous comments would...
  • Pope Francis's defense of doctrine sends the Associated Press spinning

    11/18/2014 2:54:50 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 74 replies ^ | November 18, 2014 | Dawn Eden
    A colleague offers the following capsule summary of Associated Press reporter Nicole Winfield's latest report on Pope Francis, in which the pontiff's defense of traditional church teaching seems to baffle the Vatican correspondent: Francis is a RADICAL – no, no, sorry about that–he is now a conservative who sounds just like Benedict -- NO, WAIT -- he really is a liberal at heart, but he is being FORCED by those evil, evil right-wing conservatives to cave--he is at WAR with his own CDF chief (you know, the one he re-confirmed -- but never mind) -- AT WAR, I TELL YOU!...
  • Pope Francis: Children Have Right to a Mother and Father

    11/18/2014 2:45:44 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 14 replies ^ | November 18, 2014 | ANN SCHNEIBLE/CNA/EWTN NEWS
    VATICAN CITY — Children have the right to be raised by a mother and a father, Pope Francis said, emphasizing that “the family is the foundation of coexistence and a remedy against social fragmentation.” The Pope made these remarks on Nov. 17, at the opening of the three-day international, interfaith colloquium entitled “The Complementarity of Man and Woman,” currently under way in the Vatican.
  • Hitler Finds Out About Field Marshal Gruber's Loose Lips (Video)

    11/17/2014 9:03:30 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 14 replies ^ | November 15, 2014 | Debra Heine
    If ever an occasion called for a Hitler downfall parody, GruberGate is it. Courtesy of Michelle Obama's Mirror, Der Fuhrer is not pleased to find out Field Marshal Gruber has spilled the beans on the ObamaCare deceptions and called the American people stupid. "That pointy headed twit! I knew he couldn't keep his mouth shut!" Hitler roars. Enjoy:
  • How Eisenhower solved illegal border crossings from Mexico

    11/17/2014 8:55:29 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 22 replies ^ | July 6, 2006 | John Dillin
    WASHINGTON — George W. Bush isn't the first Republican president to face a full-blown immigration crisis on the US-Mexican border. Fifty-three years ago, when newly elected Dwight Eisenhower moved into the White House, America's southern frontier was as porous as a spaghetti sieve. As many as 3 million illegal migrants had walked and waded northward over a period of several years for jobs in California, Arizona, Texas, and points beyond. President Eisenhower cut off this illegal traffic. He did it quickly and decisively with only 1,075 United States Border Patrol agents – less than one-tenth of today's force. The operation...
  • What ‘America’s Ratzinger’ would like to ask Pope Francis

    11/16/2014 11:43:54 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 17 replies ^ | November 16, 2014 | John L. Allen Jr.
    Cardinal Francis George of Chicago will turn over the reins to his successor, Archbishop Blase Cupich, on Tuesday. George has long been seen as a leading intellectual light among America’s Catholic bishops, and even now, as he fights for his life, his mind remains remarkably nimble. As it turns out, one thing occupying his mind these days is Pope Francis. Now 77, George is currently undergoing experimental treatment intended to stimulate his immune system to fight off the cancer spreading from his bladder, liver, and kidneys through the rest of his body. If it fails, he’ll likely be looking at...
  • O'Malley's bold talk is about him, not the Pope

    11/15/2014 10:24:24 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 7 replies ^ | November 14, 2014 | John L. Allen, Jr.
    Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston has come out swinging on both the Catholic sex abuse scandals and a Vatican crackdown on American nuns, showing remarkable candor in an interview that will enhance his profile as a leading voice of the Pope Francis era in American Catholicism. In provocative comments to air Sunday night on “60 Minutes,” O’Malley said that controversial Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City, Mo., wouldn’t even be allowed to teach Sunday school in O’Malley’s archdiocese. Two years ago, Finn became the lone US bishop to be criminally convicted for failing to report a suspected abuser to...
  • Pope Francis selects Patti Smith to perform at the Vatican Christmas Concert

    11/14/2014 5:52:29 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 195 replies ^ | November 14, 2014 | Luke Morgan Britton
    Patti Smith is to play this year's Vatican Christmas Concert in Rome next month. The punk singer will perform live at the Italian city's Auditorium Conciliazione on December 13 following a personal invitation from Pope Francis, according to The International Business Times. The entire event is set to be broadcast live on TV. Smith's booking has evoked a mixed response from Christian groups, with Catholic organisation Portosalvo apparently describing the decision as "blasphemous", following the singer's 1975 song 'Gloria', which famously featured the lines: "Jesus died for somebody's sins, but not mine". The singer met Pope Francis at St. Peter's...
  • Church Militant Field Manual (Special Forces Training for the Life in Christ)

    11/14/2014 4:34:48 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 9 replies ^ | June 11, 2014 | Richard Heilman
    God wants you, but He wants you "strong" in His supernatural power. From the very first days of our membership in the Mystical Body of Christ, we are, in essence, commissioned officers in the Church Militant. This Church Militant Field Manual will test you in your resolve to become strong in the Lord and His mighty power. You will also learn the special operations (special ops) techniques and procedures for search and rescue missions of fallen comrades (family and friends whose faith has grown weak). Discover what it means to be "God strong."
  • ‘A Bishop’s Bishop’: Cardinal George of Chicago Retires

    11/13/2014 7:33:30 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 9 replies ^ | November 11, 2014 | JOAN FRAWLEY DESMOND
    CHICAGO — Back in November 2008, when many Catholics called for the U.S. bishops to find “common ground” with a new administration that embraced abortion rights, Cardinal Francis George, the then-president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, welcomed the historic election of the nation’s first black president. But in an official address that was reflective of the cardinal’s approach of seeking constructive dialogue without compromising on foundational truths, he expressed strong support for racial equality and social programs aiding the poor while also affirming that the bishops would continue to uphold Catholic teaching rejecting abortion. “Common ground cannot be...
  • Loretta Lynch Attacks Voter ID Laws in Video (The female version of Eric Holder)

    11/12/2014 6:28:53 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 25 replies ^ | November 10, 2014 | Drew MacKenzie
    A video has surfaced showing President Barack Obama’s attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch is just "as radical" as outgoing AG Eric Holder, according to Top Right News. On the video filmed in Long Beach, California, earlier this year, Lynch lashed out at voter identification laws passed in the South, saying that they deprive blacks and Hispanics of the right to vote. "Fifty years after the march on Washington, 50 years after the Civil Rights Movement, we stand in this country at a time when we see people trying to take back so much of what Dr. King fought for," she...

    11/11/2014 9:02:11 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 13 replies ^ | November 10, 2014 | VFW Commander-in-Chief
    A VETERANS DAY GREETING FROM THE VFW NATIONAL COMMANDER ‘Our veterans deserve our lasting gratitude and respect’ November 10, 2014 Our great country produces a lot of things. But the standout, the strongest, most resilient, honorable, dedicated, committed and true American product will always be the American veteran. Veterans exist to protect our way of life and on Nov. 11, Veterans Day, we join with the hundreds of thousands of patriotic Americans across the nation in paying tribute to America’s most selfless citizens. On Veterans Day we honor those who are dedicated to something bigger than themselves. We honor every...
  • THE CRUSADES: A Direct Response To Islam’s Bloodlust

    11/10/2014 12:56:44 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 33 replies ^ | November 9, 2014 | Audrey Russo
    Most of us infidels in the West have been lied to. Trusting the education system, foolishly, we believed all the bunk bundled into our textbooks concerning the period in history (1096 AD -1272 AD) when the Crusades took place…they left out an itty bitty piece of info…This will be great for all your “enlightened” friends… The real reason WHY the Crusades took place…and here’s the shocker: It was a response to Islam’s aggression! That’s right…it all began with Muhammed’s implicit threat more than 450 years before the Crusaders entered Jerusalem. He said: “embrace Islam and you will be safe.” (Muhammed’s...
  • Walgreens Donates $100,000 to Promote “Homo-Sex” (Warning:Disturbing images at link)

    11/09/2014 12:44:13 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 38 replies ^ | November 6, 2014 | Jodi Swan
    Though it hasn’t been well-publicized, Walgreens has been donating a substantial amount of money to the LGBT movement. In 2006, the drugstore was a Platinum-Level sponsor of the Chicago “Gay Games,” which are also know as the “Gay Olympics.” The event touts itself as the “world’s largest sporting and cultural event organized by, and specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT). The Wikipedia description of the “Gay Games” reveals that they were started in 1982 in San Francisco, CA, and are held every four years. Unlike the real Olympics, there are no qualifying requirements to compete, so literally anyone...