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  • The Root Cause of Islamic Violence

    05/24/2017 1:45:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies
    1P5 ^ | May 24, 2017 | Andrew Bieszad
    Pope Francis’ most recent comments attempting to separate Islamic religious beliefs from Islamic violence are deeply misleading. They are not just slightly or partially incorrect, but dangerously wrong.  They stand in direct contradiction to the Church and her saints’ long history of experience and understanding of the Islamic world.In the context of yet another airplane interview — this time returning from World Youth Day in Poland, Francis was asked to discuss the threat posed by Islamic violence — now occurring with alarming frequency throughout the world — against the backdrop of the murder of French priest Fr. Jacques Hamel at the hands of...
  • Pope Francis and Donald Trump meet at Vatican

    05/24/2017 6:42:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | May 24, 2017
    The US president said it was a 'very great honour' to meet the Pope Pope Francis and US President Donald Trump spent 30 minutes speaking privately in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 24, and as the president left, he told the Pope, “I won’t forget what you said.”The atmosphere at the beginning was initially formal, however, the mood lightened when Pope Francis met the first lady, Melania Trump, and asked if she fed her husband “potica”, a traditional cake in Slovenia, her homeland. There were smiles all around.Pope Francis gave Trump a split medallion held together by...
  • Confidential contacts and phone calls: how the Trump-Pope meeting was born

    05/23/2017 2:21:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | May 23, 2017 | ANDREA TORNIELL
    On Wednesday, the US president will land in Rome from Israel. Appointed Callista Gingrich Ambassador to the Holy See At 8.30 am on Wednesday, May 24, two Americans will be shaking hands for the first time. President Donald Trump’s audience with the Argentinian Pope has been a big maybe for a few months as, up until three weeks ago, no request was made by the White House. Indeed, rumors had that Trump had actually decided to defer. Rumors that hit the spot. What changed things was the patient work of some of the President’s advisors along with some precise signals...
  • Seminarian who once saved the Eucharist from ISIS returns as a priest

    05/23/2017 2:11:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    cna ^ | May 23, 2017
    Karamlesh, Iraq, May 23, 2017 / 12:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Martin Baani was just 24 years old when he risked his life as a seminarian to rescue the Blessed Sacrament from the imminent invasion of Islamic State terrorists in his hometown.Now, he is returning to his native village as a priest, ready to serve the people through the Eucharist.On August 6, 2014, Baani received a call from a friend who warned that a nearby village had fallen into the hands of ISIS, and that his hometown of Karamlesh would be next. Baani promptly headed to the San Addai church...
  • President Trump gives masterful speech (msm does not carry it)

    05/22/2017 4:09:11 AM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 22, 2017 | . Marsolo
    It was refreshing to see President Trump speak to the leaders of the Muslim countries in Riyadh honestly and directly about the problems of Islamist terrorism. He told them in plain words that they have to drive out the terrorists from their mosques and countries. He reminded them that terrorists, such as ISIS, kill more Muslims than others. President Trump spoke bluntly. The Muslim countries must take care of the terrorists: It is a choice between two futures -- and it is a choice America CANNOT make for you. A better future is only possible if your nations drive out...
  • Trump nominates Callista Gingrich as US ambassador to Vatican

    05/21/2017 3:18:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 62 replies
    Aletelia ^ | May 20, 2017 | ohn Burger
    President makes pick as he leaves for first foreign trip, including Rome. Before leaving on his first international trip as president, which will include a visit to Pope Francis at the Vatican, Donald J. Trump announced the appointment of Callista Gingrich as U.S. ambassador to the Holy See.The announcement was made as one of several other appointments to the Trump Administration. The choice has long been rumored. Gingrich’s husband, Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the House of Representatives, confirmed early on in the new administration that his wife was being considered.The actual title of the position, according to the...
  • Judge throws out clock boy 'discrimination' lawsuit

    05/21/2017 6:39:50 AM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 20, 2017 | Rick Moran
    Mohamed was arrested and charged with bringing a hoax bomb to school. Those charges were later dropped, but the resulting furor from the incident became a litmus test for "Islamophobia" in America. Those who supported the "innocent" teen were tolerant, broad-minded, and welcoming of diversity. Those who think the student wrong werehaters. Ahmed ended up being invited to NASA headquarters and an event that featured President Obama as the left rallied to his cause. Meanwhile, his father moved the family to Qatar but stayed only nine months. When the family moved back to Irving, they demanded $15 million not to...
  • Saudi royals signal the real magnitude of the deal they made with Trump

    05/21/2017 4:29:52 AM PDT · by NYer · 54 replies
    American Thinkekr ^ | May 20, 2017 | Thomas Lifson
    Perhaps even more important in terms of Saudi daily life, the women in attendance at functions did not wear head coverings and abayas. The entire nation saw this on television and understands that the fracking-created global oil glut changes everything, that the infidels no longer cower in fear of a cutoff of the oil Allah granted to the protectors of the holy cities of Mecca and Medina. The old arguments of the fanatics hold less water. Change is coming. The king signaled that the restrictions declared by the Wahhabi clergy are no longer the ultimate arbiter of personal behavior,...
  • Falling Off the Demographic Cliff

    05/20/2017 2:24:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 15, 2017 | WILLIAM KILPATRICK
    Friends who visit Europe with large families in tow tell me they soon become “tourist attractions” themselves.Europeans are used to Muslims with large families. But Americans? People from a prosperous developed nation? How odd. Don’t they know that children get in the way of self-fulfillment? That population growth is bad for the environment?The visiting Americans with large families are almost invariably Christians—another segment of European society that, along with children, seems to be on the way out. In 2016 more than 90,000 people dropped out of the Church of Sweden, and Norway’s State Church lost more than 25,000 members...
  • This is the miracle that led to the Fatima children's canonization (Catholic Caucus)

    05/12/2017 3:56:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    cna ^ | May 12, 2017 | Alvaro de Juana
    Monument of the Guardian Angel of Portugal apparition to the three little shepherd children of Fatima. Credit: Daniel Ibanez / CNA. Fatima, Portugal, May 12, 2017 / 07:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Tomorrow, on the 100th anniversary of Marys first appearance at Fatima, Pope Francis will canonize Jacinta and Francisco Marto, two of the three shepherd children who witnessed the Marian apparitions.A press conference preceding the Popes arrival highlighted the miracle that paved the way for their canonization. The miracle involved a Brazilian boy named Lucas, who was miraculously healed through the intercession of the shepherd children.Jacinta and Francisco both died...
  • France's new president is a 'zombie Catholic'

    05/10/2017 3:50:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    cna ^ | May 10, 2017
    Emmanuel Macron. Credit: Frederic Legrand COMEO / Shutterstock. Paris, France, May 10, 2017 / 04:44 pm (CNA).- Newly-elected President Emmanuel Macron, according to one of his biographers, embodies a new phenomenon in France known as zombie Catholicism.Once among the most Catholic countries in the world, sometimes called the eldest daughter of the Church, France has seen serious decline in churchgoing numbers in modern times. While more than 50 percent of people still identify as Catholic, only 5 percent regularly attend Mass. Still, in Frances recent presidential election, a latent Catholic identity in many of Frances citizens proved to be a...
  • You actually would die without your coffee, research says

    05/10/2017 3:22:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 76 replies
    Aletelia ^ | May 5, 2017 | Calah Alexander |
    But you have to drink it like you really mean it. For years doctors have looked askance at us coffee drinkers, warning us about the dangers caffeine poses to our hearts, brains, and bowels. They implored us to quit coffee entirely or at least keep it to one cup a day. But did we listen? No. And what do we have to show for it?Really, really good health.Listen up, coffee drinkers. This is the day of our vindication. It turns out we were right all along — we actually would die without our coffee. Read more: Natural skincare: 5...
  • Archaeologists keep making discoveries in Mary Magdalenes hometown

    05/10/2017 2:36:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Aletelia ^ | May 10, 2017 | Daniel Esparza |
    For archaeologists, Mary Magdalenes hometown is the gift that keeps on giving. About a year ago, archaeologists announced the discovery of what was called the Magdala Stone: a stone bench that was part of a first century synagogue, one of the only seven that existed during the Second Temple period, and the first one ever found in Galilee. Considering some local coins dated from the year 29 were also found in that very same synagogue, it is likely that Jesus might have walked in and taught there as part of his ministry. As Zoe Romanowsky explained in this article,...
  • Found: Pages From One of the First Books Ever Printed in England (for Catholic priests)

    05/10/2017 1:41:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | May8, 2017 | ERIC GRUNDHAUSER
    You never know what you’ll find in an old book. Tom Murphy VII/CC BY-SA 3.0Pages from one of the first books ever printed in England have been discovered after being hidden away for decades in the pages of a different text.According to The Independent, librarians at the University of Reading recently found two pages from a priest’s handbook called Sarum Ordinal or Sarum Pye, which had been pasted inside of another book to reinforce its spine. A librarian working to restore that book noticed and pulled out the pages from the priest’s handbook; they date to between 1476 and 1477.The...
  • American media hiding socialisms devastation of Venezuela

    05/08/2017 3:28:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 8, 2017 | Thomas Lifson
    The fate of Venezuela, which has the largest oil reserves in the world, ought to be the final lesson conclusively proving that socialism is a delusion that impoverishes those it purports to help. An entire nation is starving, unable to feed itself, generate enough electricity, or produce toilet paper. In the midst of boundless opportunity, its economy is grinding to a halt because of socialism. The fate of Venezuela, which has the largest oil reserves in the world, ought to be the final lesson conclusively proving that socialism is a delusion that impoverishes those it purports to help. An entire...

    05/08/2017 3:03:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    First Things ^ | May 8, 2017 | William Doino Jr.
    In 2012, a year before his retirement, the University of Notre Dame had already published a commemorative volume of essays on Ratzinger’s impressive theology and writings. Two years before that, following his successful visit to the United Kingdom, new Catholic youth movements began springing up, followed by an unexpected increase in men and women pursuing religious vocations. After his retirement, an online initiative titled “Generation Benedict” emerged, inviting young people to describe how Joseph Ratzinger had changed their lives. And this year, the Vatican’s publishing house, in cooperation with the Benedict XVI Foundation, released a new tribute, titled Cooperatores Veritatis...
  • Church Disasters and Resurrections

    05/08/2017 2:31:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | May 8, 2017 | Randall Smith
    It is always heartbreaking when a natural disaster hits a glorious old church building, whether a fire, a flood, or an earthquake. To see a structure that has been so much a part of your life, so much a part of the communitys life, damaged in this way is like having sure foundations pulled out from under you. What you imagined would stand grandly for centuries now sits badly stooped and broken; something eternal has shown its mortality. And yet often in such circumstances, communities find ways of rebuilding and restoring beautiful buildings that have been loved and at the...
  • Solanus Casey, Cardinal Van Thuan among those advanced toward sainthood (Cath Caucus)

    05/06/2017 10:56:24 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    cna ^ | May 4, 2017 | Hannah Brockhaus
    Venerable Solanus Casey. (CC 3.0). Servant of God Nguyen Van Thuan. Credit: Thuy Ho (CC 3.0). Vatican City, May 4, 2017 / 10:47 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Thursday approved decrees of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints advancing the causes for canonization of 12 individuals, including the American-born Capuchin Solanus Casey and the Vietnamese cardinal Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan.In his May 4 meeting with Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the congregation, Pope Francis recognized a miracle attributed to the intercession of Venerable Solanus Casey, which allows for his beatification.Venerable Casey was known for his great faith,...
  • Embryo Ash Becomes Jewelry

    05/05/2017 3:14:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Women of Grace ^ | May 5, 2017 | SBrinkmann
    The dwindling respect for human life reached a new low this week with the announcement that a jewelry company is now fashioning pendants out of the ashes of “leftover” embryos from in vitro fertilization (IVF) clinics.Newsbusters broke this appalling story about an Australian company named Baby Bee Hummingbirds that produces keepsakes for new mothers that contain breastmilk, placentas, teeth, cord stumps, hair, and the ashes of loved ones. The company has now added a new category to the list – “embryo ash.”“It’s special because the embryos often signifying the end of a journey, and we are providing a beautiful...
  • The Christian phrase behind the Star Wars greeting #maythe4thbewithyou

    05/04/2017 3:18:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Aletelia ^ | May 4, 2017 | Philip Kosloski
    On #StarWarsDay, discover the original inspiration of "May the Force be with you." According to author Alan Arnold, in 1979 “Margaret Thatcher … won the election and became Britain’s first woman prime minister. To celebrate their victory her party took a half page of advertising space in the London Evening News. This message, referring to the day of victory, was ‘May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations.'”This resulted in a yearly fan tradition of calling May 4 “Star Wars Day” or “May the Fourth be With You Day,” in reference to the Jedi phrase used in the movies,...