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  • Pope’s Right-Hand Man Opposes Public Display of Crucifixes

    07/31/2018 4:36:43 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 5/27/18 | David Nussman
    Fr. Antonio Spadaro slams proposed bill as anti-Muslim political stuntROME (ChurchMilitant.com) - A close advisor to the Holy Father is opposing a move in Italy to put crucifixes in public buildings. Italian Jesuit Fr. Antonio Spadaro is a writer and journalist, currently the editor-in-chief of the Jesuit-affiliated journal La Civiltŕ Cattolica. In the Vatican, he is a consultor to the Pontifical Council for Culture and the Secretariat for Communications. Father Spadaro has stated his opposition to a bill in Italy that would require public institutions such as ports, hospitals and universities to display a crucifix on their premises. In a...
  • Man Claims He Was Asked to Leave Restaurant for Wearing Large Cross

    06/11/2018 6:19:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/10/2018 | Katherine Rodriguez
    A restaurant based in Indianapolis, Indiana, allegedly asked one of its customers to leave for wearing a necklace containing a large cross. Jerry Bond, who patronized Kilroy’s Bar N’ Grill with his minister and a few friends, claims a bouncer asked him to remove his cross necklace or leave the restaurant. “The bouncer comes back over, really bad attitude, [and says] ‘We’re going to ask you to either tuck your necklace, remove it or you have to leave,” Bond told WRAL. “I’m not going to tuck my cross in because of my beliefs. I believe in wearing this cross and...
  • How Jesus Died: Rare Evidence of Roman Crucifixion Found

    06/05/2018 12:28:31 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    www.livescience.com ^ | | June 4, 2018 08:08am ET | By Tom Metcalfe, Live Science Contributor
    The body of a man buried in northern Italy 2,000 years ago shows signs that he died after being nailed to a wooden cross, the method used for the execution of Jesus described in the Christian Bible. Although crucifixion was a common form of capital punishment for criminals and slaves in ancient Roman times, the new finding is only the second time that direct archaeological evidence of it has been found. A new study of the skeletal remains of the man, found near Venice in 2007, reveals a lesion and unhealed fracture on one of the heel bones that suggests...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Finding of the Holy Cross (Gueranger)

    05/02/2018 9:01:55 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 2 replies
    Red Double of the Second Class IT WAS MOST JUST that our Divine King should show himself to us with the scepter of his power, to the end that nothing might be wanting to the majesty of his empire. This scepter is the Cross; and Paschal Time was to be the Season for its being offered to him in glad homage. A few weeks back, and the Cross was shown to us as the instrument of our Emmanuel’s humiliation, and as the bed of suffering whereon he died; but has he not, since then, conquered Death? and what is...
  • Germany: Catholic cardinal rebukes Bavaria for ordering crosses in state buildings

    04/30/2018 8:46:03 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    DW.com ^ | April 30, 2018 | unknown
    Cardinal Reinhard Marx has said directing all state buildings to hang crosses amounts to "expropriating the cross in the name of the state." Bavarian Premier Markus Söder sparked nationwide criticism for the move. The head of the German Bishops' Conference has sharply criticized the premier of the southern German state of Bavaria for ordering Christian crosses to be hung in all state buildings.Cardinal Reinhard Marx told German daily newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung on Monday that Premier Markus Söder's order had sparked public "division, unrest and animosity."Söder issued the directive — set to enter into force on June 1 — on Wednesday. On...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Paul of the Cross, Confessor (Gueranger)

    04/27/2018 9:03:31 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    White Double SPLENDIDLY ADORNED with the sacred sign of the Passion, Paul of the Cross comes today to pay homage to the Conqueror of Death. It behooved Christ to suffer and so enter into his glory. It behooves the Christian, the member of Christ, to follow his Head in suffering that he may share his triumph. Even as a child Paul penetrated deeply into the ineffable mystery of the suffering of a God. He was filled with an ardent love for the cross, and ran with giant strides along this royal road. He passed through the torrent, following his...
  • Bavaria orders Christian crosses to be hung at the entrance of ALL government buildings

    04/25/2018 8:09:10 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 26 replies
    Bavaria has ordered Christian crosses to be hung at the entrance of all of its regional government buildings, it has emerged. The German state's government said the crosses should not be seen as religious symbols, but are meant to reflect the southern state's 'cultural identity and Christian-western influence'.
  • Obama Judges Rule Cross Monument Must Go, Showing Elections Do Have Consequences

    03/28/2018 6:58:00 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 29 replies
    dailysignal ^ | Peter Parisi / March 26, 2018 / | Peter Parisi / March 26, 2018 /
    The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Peace Cross, a monument dedicated to local residents killed in World War I, must be torn down. (Photo: The Washington Times/Zuma Press /Newscom) COMMENTARY BY Peter Parisi Peter Parisi is an editor and writer for The Daily Signal. When Republican congressional leaders went to the White House on Jan. 23, 2009—just three days into Barack Obama’s presidency—to discuss legislation, he helpfully reminded them that his policy preferences necessarily had to prevail because “elections have consequences, and at the end of the day, I won.” Obama is out of office now,...
  • Court Ruling Could Banish Memorial Crosses from Arlington Cemetery

    03/05/2018 10:45:28 PM PST · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Todd Starnes.com ^ | March 4, 2018 | Todd Starnes
    There is a very real possibility that war memorial crosses at Arlington National Cemetery could be in jeopardy, a federal judge warned in a chilling dissent to a court case involving the fate of a 90-year-old monument honoring soldiers in Bladensburg, Maryland. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday refused to revisit an October decision that declared the 90-year-old "Peace Cross" was unconstitutional because it rests on public property. The monument is a memorial to the 49 men from Prince George's County, Maryland who died fighting for liberty in World War I. The memorial, paid for by the...
  • Cross Survives Fire While Surrounding Area Burns – Update On California Fires.

    12/15/2017 12:00:01 PM PST · by davikkm · 14 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    A cross at Ventura Park is still standing after the Thomas Fire devoured all around it.  Many in California see this as a sign of hope while all else around them is lost.  There was little time to gather belongings and flee.  Firefighters died as they fought to save homes, as innocent horses perished in fires that defied anything we have ever seen. The Serra Cross had stood since World War II, but rumors of the cross burning down had broken on social media. As power lines and everything else around the cross were destroyed, many reported the cross was...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint John of the Cross, Confessor (Gueranger)

    11/24/2017 1:42:00 AM PST · by CMRosary · 2 replies
    White Double LET US go with the Church to Mount Carmel, and offer our grateful homage to John of the Cross, who, following in the footsteps of Teresa of Jesus, opened a safe way to souls seeking God. The growing disinclination of the people for social prayer was threatening the irreparable destruction of piety, when in the sixteenth century the divine goodness raised up Saints, whose teaching and holiness responded to the needs of the new times. Doctrine does not change: the asceticism and mysticism of that age transmitted to the succeeding centuries the echo of those that had...
  • Why is the Bladensburg Peace Cross case important? The New York Times spells it out

    11/02/2017 12:04:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Get Religion ^ | 11/2/17 | Julia Duin
    When I lived in Maryland and commuted a few miles to my Washington Times job, I often drove by a huge World War I memorial known as the “Peace Cross.” Every so often I thought: I wonder if someone is going to file a lawsuit against the monument, claiming to be offended by it.It’s true that the Supreme Court has said there’s no legal basis in removing a monument simply because one person is offended by it – but these are strange times. Look at what the new iconoclasm is doing to some Civil War monuments and could do to...
  • French Monument to Polish Pope May be Moved to Poland – PM Tells PAP

    11/01/2017 5:49:41 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The government will endeavor to "save from censorship" a statue of Pope John Paul II in France.” We will offer to transfer it to Poland, provided that we receive the consent of the French authorities and the local community, " said Prime Minister Beata Szydlo. The reference is to a monument to Polish-born Pope John Paul II in the municipality of Ploermel in Brittany. By a decision of the Council of State, the supreme administrative judicial body in France, a cross must be removed from the statue. “John Paul II said the lesson from history is that democracy without values...
  • Unholy row breaks out in France after Breton town told to pull down cross

    10/31/2017 10:04:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 31 October 2017 12:34 CET+01:00
    France’s highest court has demanded that a cross overhanging a statue of former Pope John Paul II be removed from a a square in a Breton town, provoking anger among those who believe France’s Catholic heritage is being destroyed. The Conseil d’État (State Council) says that the presence of the cross goes against the 1905 French law which officially separates church and state. The town of Ploërmel in the northwestern region of Brittany now has six months to remove the cross. However the statue of the former pope can remain because, according to the council, the effigy of the pontiff...
  • Bill O'Reilly: SCOTUS Will Let 'Peace Cross' Stand in Maryland

    10/20/2017 1:07:24 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 14 replies
    NewsMax ^ | October 19, 2017 | Todd Beamon
    Bill O'Reilly expressed hope Thursday the Supreme Court will ultimately decide a 40-foot "Peace Cross" honoring World War I soldiers on public land in Maryland can stand, telling Newsmax TV "there's no doubt in my mind that it would." "What makes it really disturbing is that everybody acknowledges that the World War I memorial is basically directing people, Americans and others who are visiting, to honor those who lost their lives in that conflict," O'Reilly told "Newsmax Now" host John Bachman in an interview. "That's all."
  • Court: Cross-shaped WWI memorial is unconstitutional

    10/19/2017 12:55:53 PM PDT · by detective · 45 replies
    MSN News ^ | 10/19/2017 | Hannah Lang
    A federal appeals court has ruled that a 40-foot cross-shaped Maryland monument honoring soldiers who died in World War I is unconstitutional, saying it violates the separation between church and state. The 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that the 92-year-old structure was in violation of the First Amendment because it is on public land at a busy intersection in Prince George's County and is maintained with government funds. The court's decision does not address whether the monument should be removed or modified.
  • A Teaching from the Lord on the Nature of Suffering and the Cross

    12/08/2016 7:41:47 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-07-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Teaching from the Lord on the Nature of Suffering and the Cross Msgr. Charles Pope • December 7, 2016 • A familiar Gospel passage read recently in daily Mass gives us a short theological teaching on suffering and the cross:Jesus said to the crowds: “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light” (Matt 11:28-30).On reading a passage...
  • Federal judge tells Pennsylvania county to drop the Christian cross from its seal

    09/30/2017 9:46:53 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/29/2017 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A federal judge has ordered a Pennsylvania county to remove the cross from its seal, saying it violated the Constitution. Lehigh Valley County, which is about 40 miles north of Philadelphia, will have to redesign its seal after U.S. District Judge Edward Smith ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), an organization that promotes separation of church and state and which filed the lawsuit against the county, according to The Morning Call. Smith made it known in his ruling that he was not happy about the decision he had to make but was following the...
  • Judge Rules That This Historic Cross Must Come Down — but Officials in Pensacola Won’t Back Down

    09/28/2017 9:30:09 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 63 replies
    Faithwire ^ | 09/28/2017 | Billy Hallowell
    Officials in Pensacola, Florida, are pushing back after a judge mandated this past summer that a large cross that has been on display in a public park for the past 76 years be taken down. As Faithwire previously reported, the decision to remove the 34-foot cross inside Bayview Park came after Senior U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson ruled that its presence on public property is unconstitutional. “The Bayview Cross can no longer stand as a permanent fixture on city-owned property,” the judge proclaimed, noting that he was well aware of the broad local support for keeping the cross in place....
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Gueranger)

    09/13/2017 9:22:25 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Red Greater Double “THROUGH thee the precious Cross is honored and worshiped throughout the world.” Thus did St. Cyril of Alexandria apostrophize our Lady on the morrow of that great day, which saw her divine maternity vindicated at Ephesus. Eternal Wisdom has willed that the Octave of Mary’s birth should be honored by the celebration of this Feast of the triumph of the holy Cross. The Cross indeed is the standard of God’s armies, whereof Mary is the Queen; it is by the Cross that she crushes the serpent’s head, and wins so many victories over error, and over...