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  • Pope Francis: Sacrament of the Eucharist is not a 'magic rite'

    09/26/2013 11:52:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    cna ^ | September 24, 2013 | Elise Harris
    Pope Francis rides through St. Peter's Square after Mass on April 28, 2013. Credit: Stephen Driscoll/CNA. Vatican City, Sep 24, 2013 / 08:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his daily homily, Pope Francis gave special emphasis to the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, saying that it is not magical act, but an encounter with the living God. Pope Francis delivered his Sept. 24 homily to those who gathered in the Vatican’s guest house, Santa Marta, for a private liturgy. The Holy Father drew his reflections from the morning’s reading from the passage in psalms, “We will go with joy to the...
  • Dr. James Hansens growing financial scandal, now over a million dollars of outside income

    11/21/2011 2:50:25 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | November 18, 2011 | Anthony Watts
    It seems esteemed NASA astronomer turned climatologist turned paid activist Dr. James Hansen of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) has not been reporting some income that he is required by law to do. How long will NASA continue to look the other way? Chris Horner explains. – AnthonyA Summary of James E. Hansen’s NASA Ethics FileBy Christopher HornerNASA records released to resolve litigation filed by the American Tradition Institute reveal that Dr. James E. Hansen, an astronomer, received approximately $1.6 million in outside, direct cash income in the past five years for work related to — and, according...
  • VIDEO: Arnold's Last Stand

    10/18/2010 1:06:04 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Cap Con | 10/18/2010 | Reason TV

    02/21/2010 2:13:15 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies · 249+ views
    Zna ^ | February 19, 2010 | Father Juan Jos Silvestre Valr
    ZE10021909 - 2010-02-19Permalink: Priest in the Offertory of the Mass Reflection by Father Juan Jos Silvestre Valr ROME, FEB. 19, 2010 ( This article by Juan Jos Silvestre Valr, professor of liturgy at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross and consultor to the Office of the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff, describes the priest's role in the Offertory of the Holy Mass. The commentary only takes the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite into consideration, which, in comparison to the Extraordinary Form, has been simplified with regard both to the gestures and the prayers. The article shows...
  • The insanity, the wonder, the insanity that was FOCUS (Hocus Pocus)

    01/25/2010 12:03:36 AM PST · by freedumb2003 · 14 replies · 562+ views
    YouTube ^ | 6/1/1973 | Focus
    This was so wonderful, so insane, so... insane You boomers will remember it -- you youngsters will probably dig it! Here is it again:
  • The Ouija Board: A Game, or a gamble?

    06/17/2006 4:15:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 135 replies · 3,510+ views
    Envoy Magazine ^ | By Father Robert Allgaier
    ne day, after speaking to a group of high school students about the dangers of dabbling with occultic activities, such as Ouija boards, I asked if they had any questions or comments. In a subdued voice and without a hint of sarcasm or levity one boy raised his hand and said, I had something . . . happen . . . to my friend and me when we used a Ouija board. The room of teenagers was hushed as he explained what happened. They had used the board just for fun and didnt expect anything to happen....
  • Remarks of Harvey Rosenfield to California Nurses (Dec. 1)

    12/03/2004 9:34:45 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 357+ views ^ | 12/3/04 | Harvey Rosenfield
    It's become painfully clear that the "super-hero Action Figure" we elected to clean up Sacramento -- the guy who said "I will clean house" -- was just acting all along. The Action Figure told us, "Any of those powerful special interests, if you take money from them, you owe them something.." "I don't have to take money from anybody. I have plenty of money," went on to raise more than $30 million from the special interests, a hoard of loot funneled through a convoluted, secret and loophole-ridden realm of campaign committees and non-profit organizations. He took in $72,000 a day....
  • Feds Delay Airliner Flight After Psychic's Vision

    03/30/2004 5:13:02 AM PST · by Puppage · 17 replies · 125+ views
    WNBC Television ^ | 3/30/2004 | Puppage
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A flight from Fort Myers, Fla., to Dallas was canceled after officials were told by a psychic that a bomb might be on board. Nothing was found. A Transportation Security Administration official said the warning was unusual, but "in these times, we can't ignore anything." American Airlines Flight 1304 was searched Friday crews using bomb-sniffing dogs. By the time they were finished, the airline crew had exceeded its work hours and the flight was canceled. Officials would not say where the tip came from, or to whom it was made.
  • Blaine cage attack (Hocus Pocus, The Nut-Bags are Bogus)

    09/16/2003 10:44:15 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 41 replies · 516+ views
    London Evening Standard ^ | 16 September 2003 | By Alexis Akwagyiram and Graham Culliford
    In a dramatic raid just before 5am a man scaled a scaffold support tower which is connected to Blaine's perspex cage. Two accomplices had diverted security guards. The protester then tried to cut through the cable supplying water to the illusionist who is in the 10th day of his 44-day endurance challenge. He also grabbed at other supporting cables and shouted abuse at the shocked magician who was woken by the disturbance. During the security breach the protester shouted: "Go home David, go back to America. We don't want you here, I'm going to rock you." On the ground, the...