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  • America's African President [Donald Trump]

    10/03/2015 6:18:04 PM PDT · by sitetest · 14 replies
    Comedy Central ^ | 10-1-2015 | Trevor Noah
    Video at link.
  • Prayers for sitetest - update at 116, 121

    07/13/2015 6:46:55 AM PDT · by sitetest · 124 replies
    sitetest | sitetest
    I am very sick and would appreciate prayers.
  • Mike Lee’s Plan To Fix Congress

    11/06/2014 8:50:54 AM PST · by sitetest · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 6, 2014 | Sen. Mike Lee
    Five Steps To Restore Trust, Transparency, And Empowerment After years of frustration and months of feverish work, the Republican Party has finally won back the U.S. Senate, and with it, undivided control of Congress. But no sooner had Tuesday night’s balloon drops hit the floor than Republicans around the country—and especially in certain offices in Washington, DC—faced that timeless question of election-night winners: Now what? This is never an easy question to answer, given the requisite balancing act between expectations and realities, politics and substance. And answering it could be especially difficult for the leaders of the new Republican Congress,...
  • My Plea “I’m a Divorced and Remarried Mother. Please, Don’t Change Church Practice.”

    11/04/2014 10:45:38 AM PST · by sitetest · 144 replies
    First Things ^ | November 3, 2014 | Luma Simms
    The day my soul became Catholic was the day I found out that as a divorced and remarried woman I could not receive Communion. Tears of sorrow and joy flowed. Sorrow because I had by then grasped the truth of transubstantiation, only to find I couldn’t consume, and joy because at last we found the ground of real authority—his Church, the one he founded, the one tasked to keep all he taught her Apostles. I came to Catholicism from Calvinism. That’s a tough row to hoe if there ever was one. It was that prescient and beautiful encyclical Humanae Vitae...
  • Black Mass Relocated Off Campus Amid Uproar [Harvard]

    05/12/2014 2:52:36 PM PDT · by sitetest · 57 replies
    The Harvard Crimson ^ | May 12, 2014 | Theodore R. Delwiche and Alexander H. Patel
    The Harvard Extension School Cultural Studies Club said it will relocate its reenactment of a Satanic black mass ritual, scheduled for Monday night, to an off-campus site, citing in an email that “misinterpretations about the nature of the event were harming perceptions about Harvard and adversely impacting the student community.” The club emphasized that Harvard had not asked them to move the event from its previous location, the Cambridge Queen’s Head Pub in the basement of Memorial Hall, and commended the University for affirming its members’ rights to free speech and assembly. “Harvard always demonstrated that it understood its responsibility...
  • Priest sees deluge of support against Harvard ‘black mass’

    05/09/2014 5:31:05 AM PDT · by sitetest · 36 replies
    Boston, Mass., May 8, 2014 / 05:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Harvard chaplain says a student group's plans to re-enact a satanic black mass on campus has elicited a strong response, and he is encouraging the Catholic community to engage in prayer and witness. Fr. Michael Drea, senior chaplain at the Harvard Catholic Student Association, told CNA on May 8 that he has seen “a huge groundswell from Catholics on campus, as well as alumni” protesting the black mass re-enactment, which the priest characterized as “absolutely ludicrous” and extremely offensive. ~ snip ~ With this aim in mind, the Catholic...
  • CARSON: When government looks more like foe than friend [The Continuing Education of Ben Carson, MD]

    04/23/2014 5:43:11 AM PDT · by sitetest · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2014 | Ben S. Carson
    <p>The Bundy case in Nevada provides many insights into the state of our nation with respect to the relationship between the people and the government.</p> <p>The Bundys appear to be honorable American citizens without adequate legal counsel to help resolve a federal land issue about which they disagree with the Bureau of Land Management. Without question, they violated some of the innumerable laws and regulations that continue to entangle every aspect of American life.</p>
  • Against Heterosexuality

    03/03/2014 6:30:00 AM PST · by sitetest · 68 replies
    First Things ^ | March 2014 | Michael W. Hannon
    Alasdair MacIntyre once quipped that “facts, like telescopes and wigs for gentlemen, were a seventeenth-century invention.” Something similar can be said about sexual orientation: Heterosexuals, like typewriters and urinals (also, obviously, for gentlemen), were an invention of the 1860s. Contrary to our cultural preconceptions and the lies of what has come to be called “orientation essentialism,” “straight” and “gay” are not ageless absolutes. Sexual orientation is a conceptual scheme with a history, and a dark one at that. It is a history that began far more recently than most people know, and it is one that will likely end much...
  • [catholic-hierarchy] Consistory to Create New Cardinals, 2014 (now with Names!) [Catholic Caucus]

    01/12/2014 5:31:19 AM PST · by sitetest · 17 replies
    E-mail from David Chaney's Catholic Hierarchy e-mail list | January 12, 2014 | David Chaney
    Howdy, The consistory had been announced on 31 Oct 2013 to be held on 22 Feb 2014. This will be the first consistory to create new cardinals by Pope Francis. The following will be added to the College of Cardinals at that time: 16 Cardinal Electors: * Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State; Age: 59.1 * Lorenzo Baldisseri, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops; Age: 73.4 * Gerhard Ludwig Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith; Age: 66.1 * Beniamino Stella, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy; Age: 72.5 * Vincent Gerard Nichols, Archbishop of...
  • [Fr.] Edward T. Oakes, S.J.: An Appreciation [Ecumenical]

    12/07/2013 12:09:45 PM PST · by sitetest
    First Things ^ | December 7, 2013 | Thomas G. Guarino
    Father Edward T. Oakes, S.J., professor of dogmatic theology at Mundelein Seminary and University of St. Mary of the Lake, has gone to God, dying on December 6, 2013. Readers of First Things know Fr. Oakes well. Over the course of two decades he has been intimately linked with the journal, publishing essay after essay on subjects that extended from Shakespeare to original sin, from the latest movie, to the nature of evolution. Oakes wrote well on many themes, but he will surely be remembered as one of the earliest and most insightful interpreters of the extraordinary thinker, Hans Urs...
  • Edward T. Oakes, R.I.P. [Ecumenical]

    12/07/2013 6:37:44 AM PST · by sitetest · 5 replies
    First Things ^ | December 6, 2013 | David Mills
    Father Edward Oakes, S.J., distinguished theologian, gifted writer and teacher, generous ecumenist, and our friend, has died, of pancreatic cancer, at 8:00 this morning. The announcement from the Academy of Catholic Theology, of which Father Oakes was president, reports: Father Oakes entered the Society of Jesus in 1966, and was ordained a priest in 1979. He received his doctorate in theology from Union Theological Seminary in 1987. He taught at New York University, Regis University, and Mundelein Seminary, where he was deeply loved and valued by his colleagues, students, and indeed everyone on the staff as well.
  • Bloomberg Pledge $80,000 to Ubuntu Edge Campaign

    08/08/2013 5:46:49 PM PDT · by sitetest · 17 replies
    Techweek Europe ^ | August 8, 2013 | Steve McCaskill
    Bloomberg has become the first major corporate backer of the Ubuntu Edge, pledging $80,000 towards the project to build a crowdfunded smartphone, but this is unlikely to be enough to help Canonical reach its ambitious funding goal of $32 million (£20.8m). Canonical says the pledge is a huge boost for the company and other backers who want to get their hands on the world’s first “truly converged computing device”, but at the time of writing, the Ubuntu Edge has achieved just $8,544,097 of its target with just 14 days of fund raising left. Bloomberg has signed up for the ‘Enterprise...
  • [catholic-hierarchy] Brazil, Ireland, and a Request [Catholic Caucus]

    07/17/2013 2:35:20 PM PDT · by sitetest · 14 replies
    Catholic Hierarchy | July 17, 2013 | David Cheney
    P.S. Thomas Peters (aka American Papist and son of Edward Peters, Canonist) suffered a serious accident yesterday. He and his family could use our prayers. Thanks.
  • Puzzlin' Evidence

    06/06/2013 6:42:53 PM PDT · by sitetest · 4 replies
    From the movie "True Stories." Apologies for the forced commercial at the beginning of this YouTube excerpt.
  • The Obama Defectors

    11/02/2012 12:42:11 PM PDT · by sitetest · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Nov 2, 2012 | Scott Clement and Aaron Blake
    Barring some kind of last-minute surge, President Obama is going to fall well shy of the 52.9 percent he won in the 2008 election. It might still be good enough to win, but it won’t be resounding. But just who exactly has deserted Obama over the last four years? Two weeks of Washington Post-ABC News tracking poll interviews find 84 percent of likely voters who supported Obama in 2008 support him this year, while 13 percent say they are switching to Romney and 3 percent are backing others or haven’t made up their mind yet. The chart below shows the...
  • Romney and Obama ads in Boston? [Vanity]

    10/28/2012 8:25:23 PM PDT · by sitetest · 36 replies
    sitetest ^ | October 28, 2012 | sitetest
    So, I was sitting in a restaurant at Logan in Boston eating an over-priced, over-cooked burger with my wife and son, a little sad to be leaving to go back home after a pleasant weekend visit with my other son at college. I'm absent-mindedly looking at the boob tube when I see images of Mitt Romney. Initially I figure, oh, it's probably news covering the campaign. Then I realize, no, they're saying nice things about the governor, so it can't be news coverage. Then I see, "This ad approved by Mitt Romney," or something like that. I remark to my...
  • [Romney] Takes lead in Ohio... [ARG Poll D+9]

    10/09/2012 8:52:15 AM PDT · by sitetest · 48 replies
    American Research Group (link currently on Drudge's homepage) ^ | 10-9-12 | American Research Group via Drudge
    American Research Group Ohio Obama Romney Other Undecided LVs 47% 48% 1% 4% Dem (42%) 88% 7% 1% 4% Rep (33%) 3% 92% - 5% Ind (25%) 37% 57% 2% 4%
  • Loughner to Plead Guilty in Giffords Shooting, Official Says

    08/04/2012 6:54:33 PM PDT · by sitetest · 22 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 4, 2012 | Evan Perez
    Jared Loughner, the young Tucson man accused of shooting Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killing six people, is set to plead guilty Tuesday, an official familiar with the case said Saturday. A psychologist appointed by the court is expected to say at the hearing that he is competent to plead guilty, the official said. A previously scheduled status hearing has been changed to a change-of-plea hearing. In February, the psychologist said Mr. Loughner, a diagnosed schizophrenic, remained incompetent to stand trial. But she said at the time that the defendant was making progress toward competency, according to federal Judge Larry A....
  • Harry Entwistle appointed Ordinary of Our Lady of the Southern Cross [Catholic/Angl/CoE Caucus]

    06/15/2012 8:40:47 PM PDT · by sitetest · 9 replies
    Catholic-Hierarchy ^ | June 15, 2012 | David Chaney
    Henry Entwistle appointed Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate for Australia, Our Lady of the Southern Cross. The Ordinariate was erected June 15, 2012.
  • B A C K L A S HPOLL: OBAMA TRAILS ROMNEY 7%

    05/11/2012 6:14:49 AM PDT · by sitetest · 32 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | May 11, 2012 | Drudge
    Just a headline with a link back to www.drudgereport.com. I imagine there will be more to come.