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  • Pope Joan: The Female Pope whose Real Gender was Revealed after she Gave Birth in a Procession

    05/28/2015 7:47:55 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 63 replies
    Ancient Origins ^ | 28 May, 2015 | Ḏḥwty
    The origins of the Papacy can be traced to St. Peter, one of the original disciples of Jesus. The current pope, Francis I, is the 265th successor of St. Peter. Needless to say, all 266 popes are male. Yet, during the middle ages, there existed a story about a pope who was actually a female in disguise. The name of this supposed female pope was Joan. Who was this mysterious Pope Joan, and did she really exist? The statue that still stands in Rome is Joanna with a papal crown.(ericcostanzo.com)The first written account of Pope Joan can be traced to...
  • 'Mystic' rabbi issues ominous warning on eve of blood moon [44th President]

    04/04/2015 12:17:45 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 46 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/3/2015 | LEO HOHMANN
    Christians are not the only ones looking for meaning in the plethora of signs aligning in the heavens. A rare alignment of four blood moons and a total solar eclipse unfolding during a Shemitah year and on biblical feast days, has a Jewish rabbi in Israel asking for special prayer. Rabbi Amram Vaknin, described as a “mystic rabbi living in southern Israel,” is urging all Jews to pray and repent as the third Blood Moon of a tetrad cycle approaches, according to a report in Breaking Israel News. Vaknin is not easily dismissed because he reportedly predicted the events of...
  • Was Jesus Married with Children? Here We Go Again

    11/14/2014 7:00:26 AM PST · by Gamecock · 38 replies
    The Aquilla Report ^ | November 14, 2014 | Michael J. Kruger
    Was Jesus Married with Children? Here We Go Again Responding to claims made in the new book, The Lost Gospel: Decoding the Sacred Text that Reveals Jesus’ Marriage to Mary Magdalene There is absolutely zero evidence from early Christianity that Jesus was married. Not a single historical source anywhere tells us such a thing. The closest any source comes to doing so is a fragmented portion of the third-century Gospel of Philip where we are told that Jesus kissed Mary “on the…”, but the text is missing at precisely this point. But, aside from being a late gospel, the context...
  • A Faded Piece of Papyrus Refers to Jesus’ Wife (Written in Coptic in the fourth century)

    09/18/2012 5:05:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 118 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/18/2012 | Laurie Goodstein
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A historian of early Christianity at Harvard Divinity School has identified a scrap of papyrus that she says was written in Coptic in the fourth century and contains a phrase never seen in any piece of Scripture: “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife ...’ ” The faded papyrus fragment is smaller than a business card, with eight lines on one side, in black ink legible under a magnifying glass. Just below the line about Jesus having a wife, the papyrus includes a second provocative clause that purportedly says, “she will be able to be my disciple.” The...
  • Man Loses $20 Million After Taking Laptop for Repair

    11/10/2010 9:03:46 PM PST · by iowamark · 27 replies
    PC World ^ | Nov 10, 2010 | John E Dunn
    A New York couple have been charged with defrauding a wealthy musician to the tune of $20 million (£12.3 million) after he innocently visited their computer servicing company to have a virus removed from his laptop. The hard-to-believe story started started in 2004 when moneyed pianist Roger Davidson asked Mount Kisco computer store owners Vickram Bedi, 36, and his Icelandic girlfriend Helga Invarsdottir, 39, to rid his computer of a virus. On learning of Davidson's wealth, the pair are alleged to have concocted an elaborate social engineering scam that defrauded him of somewhere between the $6 million the police have...
  • Pope's 'Revenge' As LA Gets Opus Dei Bishop [Pope's "Revenge" on Hollywood Sodomites!]

    04/06/2010 9:32:34 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 60 replies · 1,296+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | April 06th 2010 | Simon Caldwell
    Pope's 'Revenge' As LA Gets Opus Dei Bishop A member of the radically-orthodox Catholic group Opus Dei has been appointed as the new Archbishop of Los Angeles. By Simon Caldwell 06 Apr 2010 Archbishop Jose Gomez of San Antonio takes questions from the media at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Jose Gomez has been parachuted into the archdiocese of five million to try to lure the increasingly lapsing faithful of southern California back to Church. The appointment was described as the Pope's revenge on Hollywood for filming The Da Vinci Code. Benedict XVI's choice comes after Colombia...
  • Nail from the time of Christ's crucifixion found in a dig

    03/02/2010 9:53:59 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies · 1,337+ views
    mirror.co.uk ^ | March 2, 2010 | Euan Stretch
    A nail from the time of Christ's crucifixion which was hidden by the same knights who featured in The Da Vinci Code has been found in a dig. The four-inch Roman relic, stored in an ornate box, was uncovered by archaeologists working at a fort thought to have been a former Knights Templar stronghold. It was buried with three skeletons and three swords, including one with the religious order's cross on its blade, on the tiny island of Ilheu de Pontinha, off Madeira. The iron nail is of the type used in thousands of crucifixions - but it is special....
  • Life After 'The Da Vinci Code' (Mega-selling author Dan Brown Discusses Loss of Faith as a Child)

    09/28/2009 7:51:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies · 999+ views
    Parade ^ | 9/28/2009 | James Kaplan
    Author Dan Brown is a friendly, normal guy--not the type you'd expect to have created the dark world of The Da Vinci Code. The book, published in 2003, has sold more than 80 million copies worldwide, and the 2006 movie starring Tom Hanks grossed over $758 million. It also generated enormous controversy: Catholic Church leaders denounced its heretical slant and negative portrayal of Opus Dei, a conservative Roman Catholic group. Now, after six-and-a-half years, Brown's newest novel, The Lost Symbol, comes out on Tuesday. Brown, 45, still seems surprised that his book started such a frenzy. He grew up on...
  • Sandra Miesel explains why Catholics can't be Masons

    09/20/2009 10:37:51 AM PDT · by NYer · 142 replies · 3,077+ views
    Insight Scoop ^ | September 17, 2009
    From a September 2006 article featured on the Our Sunday Visitor website:No pope has ever been a Mason. The Catholic Church has warily monitored Freemasonry from the time it penetrated Europe. In 1738, Pope Clement XII condemned the Craft for its dependence on mere natural virtue while ignoring Christ's unique role as Savior. He also denounced the rash oaths it demanded of members to protect trivial Lodge secrets. Catholics who joined the Masons were excommunicated, with reconciliation reserved to the pope. This decree had little effect, however, because it wasn't published in every land, nor was it always taken seriously...
  • Record: Brown's new book sells over 1m copies in a day

    09/17/2009 12:52:19 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 23 replies · 766+ views
    news ^ | 18 September 2009,
    SAN FRANCISCO: The latest novel from “Da Vinci Code” author Dan Brown, “The Lost Symbol,” broke one-day sales records, its publisher and booksellers said. Readers snapped up over one million hardcover copies across the US, Canada and the UK after it was released on Tuesday, said publisher Knopf Doubleday, a division of Random House. “We are seeing historic, record-breaking sales across all types of our accounts in North America for ‘The Lost Symbol,” said Sonny Mehta, editor-in-chief of Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Random House. Amazon.com, the world’s largest online retailer, called the book its bestselling first-day adult...
  • "Angels and Demons: More Demonic than Angelic" Catholic Leader Critical of DaVinci Code Myth

    06/09/2009 12:21:16 PM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 6 replies · 578+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | June 9, 2009 | Arlene Sawicki
    Editor's Note: The movie "Angels and Demons" is considered a financial flop in the United States. It must be noted 70% of revenue generated by Hollywood films derives from foreign viewership. See: http://www.imdb.com/boxoffice/ -- JMZ Disparaging the Catholic Church is the real purpose of the latest Dan Brown/Ron "Opie" Howard movie “Angels and Demons.” Bill Donohue, President of the anti-defamation Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights www.catholicleague.org is demanding a disclaimer as the team who produced "The DaVinci Code" uses the same confusing mix of "fact and fiction" to spin a suspenseful conspiracy tale revolving around a secret ...
  • Angels And Demons - Another Slap At Christianity? (Edited)

    05/17/2009 9:58:49 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 13 replies · 674+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 05/17/2009 | JoeClarke.Net
    [Caution the ending of the movie Angels and Demons is revealed below]Angels and Demons director, Opie, explains quite innocently with his Mayberry accent how his latest Dan Brown flick merely, 'presents the conflict between religion and science, and no one comes out the winner.' Wrong, Richie Cunningham Breath, as the end of the movie has a Catholic Cardinal stating that "Christianity is a very flawed religion." It could have been more balanced if Ron Howard (Big Barack supporter See YouTube) had one of Al Gore's many Global Warming opponents telling the truth about the Environmentally ill, but no, Dan Brown...
  • Hanks: Angels & Demons 'loose with the truth'

    05/05/2009 10:46:53 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 37 replies · 1,425+ views
    Christian Today ^ | May 5, 2009 | Jenna Lyle
    Tom Hanks, who plays the character Robert Langdon in the controversial new film Angels & Demons, has described the plot as “playing fast and loose with the truth”. The plot of the film sees a secret society known as the Illuminati try to destroy the Vatican in order to take revenge for a massacre against its members by the Catholic Church. The film is the prequel to The Da Vinci Code, which claimed that the Church covered up Jesus’ secret marriage to Mary Magdalene. Leaders within the Catholic Church have already condemned the film as offensive to Catholics. The Catholic...
  • "Angels & Demons" Director Sees Vatican Meddling ( Another Liberal Idiot! )

    05/03/2009 4:05:32 PM PDT · by kellynla · 20 replies · 850+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 3, 2009 | Phil Stewart
    ROME (Reuters) - Director Ron Howard accused the Vatican on Sunday of trying to hamper the filming and the Rome roll-out of his new movie "Angels & Demons," and challenged Catholic critics to see the film before condemning it. The movie sequel to author Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" will premiere in Rome on Monday, with fictional symbologist Robert Langdon returning to the big screen to help the Vatican rescue kidnapped cardinals and find a ticking time-bomb. The Vatican was outraged by "The Da Vinci Code" and the Rome archdiocese made no secret about denying Howard authorization to film...
  • Director Ron Howard defends "Angels & Demons"

    04/22/2009 12:56:02 PM PDT · by steve-b · 100 replies · 2,101+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 4/22/09
    Director Ron Howard on Tuesday defended his film adaptation of "The Da Vinci Code" author Dan Brown 's "Angels & Demons" from criticism that it smears the Roman Catholic Church, heightening an ongoing battle over fictional depictions of the Vatican. Howard, who also directed the 2006 movie adaptation of "The Da Vinci Code," posted a blog at The Huffington Post website saying that neither he nor his new movie "Angels & Demons," which debuts in May and stars Tom Hanks, are anti-Catholic. "And let me be a little controversial: I believe Catholics, including most in the hierarchy of the Church...
  • Vatican plots battle with Dan Brown over Da Vinci Code sequel

    04/08/2009 7:54:05 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 115 replies · 3,006+ views
    The Times ^ | March 24, 2009 | Richard Owen
    It was described as a “phantasmagorical cocktail of inventions”, a “masonic plot” and a “pot pourri of lies”. Now a nervous Vatican is braced for the sequel to The Da Vinci Code and the return of its nemesis, Dan Brown. Angels & Demonsis the latest Brown thriller to be turned into a film, and already the Catholic Church is agonising over how best to respond: to urge the faithful to boycott the film, or to ignore it? The Vatican and the Italian Catholic Church condemned The Da Vinci Codein its book and film version, but some church officials argued that...
  • Real-Life 'DaVinci Code' Found on Back of Masterpiece

    12/18/2008 11:51:10 AM PST · by TaraP · 27 replies · 1,796+ views
    Fox News ^ | Dec 18th, 2008
    It is the discovery of three almost invisible drawings on the back of Leonardo da Vinci's Virgin and Child With Saint Anne in the Louvre museum in Paris that has the French art world screaming "Sacre bleu!" Reminiscent of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code, the mysterious sketches were found by experts looking into restoring the sixteenth-century masterpiece. They were detected when a curator noticed that some of the gray marks behind Virgin and Child With Saint Anne resembled a horse's head. An infrared photo confirmed his suspicion and revealed two other sketches: a human skull and the infant Jesus with...
  • Da Vinci Code Director Says Vatican Thwarted Work on New Film

    10/20/2008 8:30:52 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies · 734+ views
    Ron Howard, the director of the film version of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code, reports that Vatican officials made it difficult to complete work on a 'prequel,' Angels and Demons, discouraging cooperation by churches and public officials in Rome. A Vatican spokesman does not deny the charge. "Usually we read the script," says Father Marco Fibbi, "but in this case it wasn't necessary. Just the name Dan Brown was enough."
  • Man in frenzied attack on priest after watching The Da Vinci Code (Ecumenical)

    09/24/2008 1:40:33 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 33 replies · 871+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 9/24/2008 | Richard Owen
    A Rome priest is fighting for his life after being stabbed in the neck and stomach by a deranged man who had just watched the film The Da Vinci Code... Eyewitnesses said that Marco Luzi, 25, asked to see Father Canio Canistri, 68, parish priest at the church of Santa Marcella in the San Saba district on the Aventine Hill, and then attacked him with a knife hidden in a cloth. An elderly parishioner who came to the priest's aid is also in serious condition. A Peruvian childminder and a policeman were also injured as the assailant fled through a...
  • Wisconsin woman, 20, arrested for two overdue library volumes

    08/21/2008 6:09:08 PM PDT · by RDTF · 79 replies · 391+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | Aug 21, 2008 | not specified
    AUGUST 21--The next time you forget to return a couple of library books (and ignore those annoying letters about the overdue status of said volumes), think of Heidi Dalibor. The Wisconsin woman, 20, was arrested earlier this month in connection with a pair of books overdue for several months. Dalibor, who made the mistake of ignoring a court citation issued after she failed to respond to letters and phone calls from the Grafton library, was busted August 6 for failing to return copies of Janet Fitch's best-seller "White Oleander" (a 1999 Oprah Book Club selection) and "Angels & Demons," author...