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  • [Catholic Caucus] Socci: Do the hierarchies in the Church still have the Catholic Faith?

    03/19/2018 3:58:21 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | March 10, 2018 | Antonio Socci
    Socci: Do the hierarchies in the Church still have the Catholic Faith? Antonio Socci "Libero"       March 10, 2018 The parish priest of Cisterna in Latina,  Don Livio Fabiani caused a bit of sensation with his words at the funeral of the two children killed by their father. Yet perhaps – for Catholics – the homily of Cardinal Giuseppe Betori, Archbishop of Florence, at the funeral of the Fiorentina’s Captain, Davide Astori, who died two Sundays ago of a heart attack, ought to be a source of more amazement. These two tragedies have made us face sudden death, the...
  • Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson commits suicide on bridge in Mt. Washington

    12/13/2017 6:01:15 PM PST · by gop4lyf · 181 replies
    wdrb.com ^ | 12/13/17 | unknown
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson, who was under investigation for alleged sexual molestation, has committed suicide. Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell said Johnson shot himself on a bridge on Greenwell Ford Road in Mt. Washington, and the gun was recovered.
  • Funeral home under fire for refusing coffin to deceased veteran

    05/13/2017 3:00:48 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 46 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | May 12, 2017 | RNN staff
    CATOOSA COUNTY, GEORGIA (RNN) - A dispute between a funeral home and the family of a deceased veteran went viral after Heritage Funeral Home refused to provide a coffin for the visitation. The Georgia funeral home initially declined the family of George Taylor, a deceased Vietnam War veteran, a coffin due to finances. During the visitation, he was placed on a gurney with a flag draped over him. James Taylor, the son of the deceased George Taylor, told WTVC that his family agreed to the arrangement, but it was a "disgrace" to his father. Ella Moss took to social media...
  • Connecticut to Cut Funding for 21 Gun Salutes at Veteran Funerals – Too Costly

    01/23/2017 6:06:02 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Jan 23rd, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    Veterans are furious over a proposed state budget cut that will eliminate the firing detail at veteran funerals. The Connecticut state military said funding for the gun salutes will run out around April. Meanwhile Connecticut state university and colleges, along with Hartford and New Haven, have declared themselves sanctuary cities. And state employees were given fat raises at the end of December. ... they have money to give to illegals but not to give to soldiers to have a proper and decent burial and celebration of their service. ... At a press conference earlier this month, Malloy said of the...
  • Funeral Foibles – Problems in the Celebration of Catholic Funerals

    11/15/2016 7:14:03 AM PST · by Salvation · 40 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-14-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Funeral Foibles – Problems in the Celebration of Catholic Funerals Msgr. Charles Pope • November 14, 2016 • In this month of All Souls, it is good to reflect on funerals. It concerns me that very few people today seem to understand the real purpose of a funeral. The way in which we conduct ourselves at funerals, the manner of preaching at funerals, and other visible attitudes expressed at funerals not only teach poorly, but are often a countersign of biblical and Church teaching on death, judgment, Heaven, and Hell.There are many problems, both sociological, and liturgical, that combine...
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    03/25/2016 12:23:50 PM PDT · by TMSuchman · 12 replies
    Myself | March 25,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Blessed Good Friday & Easter weekend Everyone; With this being one of the holiest weekends of the year, it got me thinking. We have been discussing a total grid down situation/s where basically everything would have gone to heck in a hand basket. We know that we're not going to live forever. So after the world has totally fallen apart, what are going to do with those who has "passed on before us". There are a lot of different ideas & methods available to us. Everything from building very elaborate concrete & rock tombs, to being cremated, to just leaving...
  • Here’s Six Funerals The Obamas DID Attend

    02/17/2016 9:48:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/17/16 | Peter Hasson
      U.S. President Barack Obama pulls up his collar as he arrives in the rain with first lady Michelle Obama to attend the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Bourg The White House announced on Wednesday that neither President Barack Obama or first lady Michelle Obama will be attending the funeral of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. While Justice Scalia’s funeral apparently doesn’t warrant Obama’s presence, here are six funerals that did. Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) Less than two months before the 2012 election, both Obamas took time out of their schedule to attend the...
  • The Air Force will no longer fire three volley salutes at veteran funerals

    12/25/2015 1:37:09 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 24, 2015 | Fox News
    When a veteran or member of the armed forces dies, he or she is entitled to a ceremony that includes the presentation of a U.S. flag to a family member and a bugler blowing Taps. Most of the time, there is a three-volley rifle salute if requested by family members. But now, if the deceased served in the Air Force, the three-volley salute is not an option because the Air Force can no longer support riflemen for funeral services for veteran retirees. [....] “To me, without the 21-gun salute, it just does not make it complete a proper military burial,”...
  • Obama Not Scheduled to Attend San Bernardino Funerals

    12/11/2015 7:27:58 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 77 replies
    President Barack Obama is not scheduled to attend any of the funerals for the victims of the San Bernardino terror attack nine days ago, Breitbart News has learned. He has yet to visit the town in the wake of the deadliest terror attack since 9/11. The White House did not return a request for comment about the president’s schedule. It is unknown to the public whether he will attend any funerals, the first of which took place on Thursday for victim Yvette Velasco. Two were scheduled for Friday morning, which Obama appears to be missing as well.
  • High school students volunteer as pallbearers for homeless veterans

    11/01/2015 7:31:33 PM PST · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    fox6now.com ^ | october 31, 2015
    Some Michigan high school students are redefining the term "extracurricular activity." In addition to club meetings, band practices and football games, University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy teens are also signing up to serve as pallbearers for homeless veterans. Six students recently volunteered to be pallbearers for three dead homeless veterans. Senior Joshua Gonzales is one of the student leaders who helped develop the program. He said this new opportunity for students is "meant to help dignify and respect the human being." The students' initial plan was to carry the caskets for homeless individuals, said the Rev. Karl...
  • Concerns about Cremation: Some Very Strange Practices Are Emerging

    03/18/2015 7:30:19 AM PDT · by Salvation · 118 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-17-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Concerns about Cremation: Some Very Strange Practices Are Emerging By: Msgr. Charles PopeSome years ago, the Church gave wider permission for cremation and also lifted traditional restrictions on having cremated remains present in the church for funeral Masses. All of this is pastorally understandable. Very few if any people these days choose cremation for the reasons it had traditionally been forbidden, namely as a denial of the resurrection of the body. Generally the reasons chosen are economic, due to the increasingly high cost of traditional burial and the difficulty, especially in urban areas, of finding room for large cemeteries. The basic norms from the church...
  • Buffalo police now coming to homes after funerals to look for guns

    11/13/2014 6:37:56 AM PST · by george76 · 117 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 13, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    I was close to beginning this article by saying only in New York. Sadly, that’s not true. There are a number of states today with some truly horrible gun laws and attitudes toward Second Amendment rights. But the Empire State is still right up near the top of that list and this story won’t do much to improve our reputation. Buffalo, New York police are now visiting the homes of those recently departed in search of firearms as part of a new plan to help keep tabs on local guns. The move, put into effect by Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda,...
  • Islamic Burial Rituals Blamed for Spread of Ebola Virus in Africa

    10/17/2014 4:56:45 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 10-17-14 | Paul Sperry
    Islam isn't just at the heart of the terror threat posed by the Islamic State. The religion is also contributing to the other major crisis plaguing the globe: the spread of Ebola. Washington and its media stenographers won't tell you this, lest they look intolerant, but Islamic burial rituals are a key reason why health officials can't contain the spread of the deadly disease in West Africa. Many of the victims of Ebola in the three hot-spot nations there — Sierra Leone and Guinea, as well as neighboring Liberia — are Muslim. Roughly 73% of Sierra Leone's and about 85%...
  • Federal Funding for Honor Guards at Minnesota Veterans' Funerals Cut

    10/09/2014 10:51:59 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 10/9/14 | Megan Matthews
    Federal funding for honor guards at military funerals in Minnesota has been cut. KSTP sister station WDIO-TV reports instead of supporting 5,000 military funerals each year, only 3,000 funerals will be supported. Funerals held at Camp Ripley, Fort Snelling and a new veterans cemetery in Preston will get priority. John Marshall, captain of the Duluth Honor Guard, says that means some veterans in the Duluth area will likely miss out on having the two active duty military personnel at their funeral. “The federal government reneged on its promise to supplement two active military soldiers at all military funerals,” Marshall told...
  • Gov. Scott Walker: It’s ‘Unfathomable’ That Nat’l Guard Member Posted These Photos Online

    02/19/2014 7:50:55 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb 19, 2014 | Dave Urbanski
    Gov. Scott Walker: It’s ‘Unfathomable’ That Nat’l Guard Member Posted These Photos Online Feb. 19, 2014 10:25am Dave Urbanski Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said it’s an “outrage” that a now-suspended National Guard member posted photos making light of military funerals online. Spc. Terry Harrison was suspended after posting photos making light of military funerals. (Image source: WISN-TV) “To me, it’s just completely unacceptable,’ the Republican governor told WISN-TV in Milwaukee. “It’s an outrage. It’s unfathomable to me that people who are not just service members, but who were picked to be in this highly specialized area, wouldn’t be sensitive enough...
  • Funeral Foibles. How many Catholic funerals lack balance and do not teach clearly on the Last Things

    11/11/2013 2:26:04 AM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11/10/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I was recently asked by the Archdiocese of Washington to lead a workshop for catechists that focused on the catechetical teachings implicit in the funeral rites of the Church. At first, I was somewhat surprised at the request. It didn’t strike me as the first sort of topic that one might speak about when speaking to catechists.But quickly, I warmed to the topic. I have long held that the way in which we conduct ourselves at funerals, in the manner of preaching and other visible attitudes, not only teaches poorly, but is often a countersign of biblical and Church teaching...
  • Where are they buried?

    11/01/2013 9:10:05 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 2 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 10/31/13 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    Founders of religious communities, prominent lay Catholics, philanthropists and church leaders are among the many Catholics whose final resting places are located within the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Many know that Archbishop John Carroll, the first Catholic bishop in the United States, is entombed beside other bishops in the crypt at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore. The Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland is the final resting place for spiritual shepherds including Cardinal Lawrence Shehan and Archbishop William D. Borders. There are also lesser-known Catholics who have made an...
  • Assembly leader dated figure in funeral scandal

    10/10/2013 7:38:32 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 21 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 10/9/13 | Lance Williams
    For more than a year, Assembly Speaker John Pérez dated a Hollywood funeral director who faces fraud allegations in one of the biggest financial scandals to rock the U.S. funeral industry. During their relationship, Pérez, a Los Angeles Democrat, mixed political business with his personal life in ways that showed poor judgment, ethics experts say. A Pérez spokesman said the lawmaker conducted himself appropriately during a casual dating relationship. Tyler Cassity, proprietor of a boutique cemetery called Hollywood Forever as well as a Mill Valley cemetery, and defendant in a $600 million fraud lawsuit in his native Missouri, accompanied Pérez...
  • Luckiest Person on Earth

    08/15/2013 5:07:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    This past Saturday, Dr. Steve Davis gave the message at my mother's funeral. As pastor of First Baptist Church of Carrollton, Ga., he recounted that, during a recent visit, she told him that she was the luckiest person on earth. Take her circumstances into account: She had endured and beaten both uterine cancer (in the 1970s) and colon cancer (she was given a clean bill of health last month). She had entered a nursing home in 2006, where many thought she would stay (including my sister and me), but returned home to live on her own in 2007. She suffered...
  • 'Rent a Mourner' fills your funeral with fake friends

    04/02/2013 2:16:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    CBC News ^ | March 27, 2013 | Lauren O'Neil
    It's a niggling question familiar to anyone who has ever thrown a party; What if nobody shows up? A new company in the U.K. is addressing - and capitalizing upon - that fear by promising to ensure your last gathering on earth is a very well attended one. Rent-a-mourner, based in Essex, hires out actors at a rate of $70 Cdn per hour to attend funerals as "professional grievers." Their goal is help the deceased appear sufficiently popular and beloved, going so far as to cry openly and behave as if they knew the person in front of their friends...