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  • Spiciest/Hottest Thai Food or any for that matter.

    01/06/2015 2:57:56 PM PST · by Vendome · 36 replies
    Vanity | 1/6/2015 | Vendome
    Okay. Doesn't fall under "Breaking News" but, I don't post articles very often. So, I drop off my Alki friend so he can do some walk in/walk out bail thing at the Sheriffs Department. I'm bored and spy a Thai restaurant across the street. At first my thoughts were just about some delish lemongrass soup. So I walk in and order their lemongrass soup. But, they offered a twist I hadn't been offered at othe Thai restaurants "You want regular or spicy?". "Huh? Why I'll take spicy. I love spicy anything" I responded Well, they tried to talk me out...
  • Sons of Anarchy (WTH?) LOL!

    11/05/2014 8:44:09 PM PST · by Vendome · 79 replies
    Vanity | 10/4/2014 | Vendome
    So, I'm flipping through channels on the 80" tele and I see these bikers roll up on a house and unload their .45's into a house. Looking like they are merely sauntering as the homies in the house come chasing after them in Impala's. I yell at the TV "Thatz juzt stoopit. You go any slower and a blacktop machine is gonna speed past you. So they let the homies crawl after them, into a modern valley and death trap, using industrial buildings to box them in and a cavalry of other bikers suddenly surround the Impala ridin Homies. Short...
  • HOLY

    05/06/2014 5:13:45 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    My substance is eternal yet Holy in that its consistency changes everything it touches into eternal life that receives my promise and it is then the blessings of Melchizedek are released and "all " matter is then transfigured into Me ( Jesus) Acts 17:28-29 28 For in Him we live and move and have our being; as even some of your [own] poets have said, For we are also His offspring. 29 Since then we are God’s offspring, we ought not to suppose that Deity (the Godhead) is like gold or silver or stone, [of the nature of] a representation...
  • Colourful Holy Week carpet made entirely of sawdust and flowers declared a World Record..

    04/18/2014 6:15:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 18, 2014 | Sarah Gordon
    They are the colourful carpets used to coat the streets of Guatemala's cities during their iconic Easter Holy Week processions. And this year the strongly Catholic country has a new reason to celebrate - it has been recognised by Guinness World Records for producing the longest sawdust carpet in the world. Using 5,000 volunteers to create it, as well as 54 tonnes of sawdust, the record-breaking carpet measure a whopping 6,600ft - more than 2,000ft longer than the previous record holder.
  • The Perils of the Pious: How the Devil Can Hijack Holy Practices

    09/03/2010 1:28:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 9/2/2010 | Msgr Charles Pope
    Many years ago I heard a Protestant Minister say that Satan wasn’t all that concerned when a person went to church because he could drag a soul to Hell from a church pew just as soon as from a gutter or brothel. Now preachers are given to hyperbole and perhaps some distinctions are in order here, especially for a Catholic. We do in fact believe that the Sacraments, if received fruitfully, do strengthen us and provide a sure help against the incursions of the evil. That said, we ought to also acknowledge that there are certain temptations common to believers...
  • Holiness is more than being “Nice.”

    10/16/2013 3:10:43 AM PDT · by markomalley
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10/15/2013 | Msgr Charles Pope
    We live in a time that has tended to reduce holiness to merely being nice and agreeable. In this manner of thinking holiness tends to be variously thought of as: getting along well with everyone, being kind, agreeable, helpful, likable, generous, pleasant, mild mannered, amiable, good humored, middle of the road, even tempered, placid, benevolent, friendly, forbearing, tolerant, thoughtful, and the like. It can all be summed up by saying that “so-and-so” is “basically a nice person.” And thus the goal seems more to be nice than holy.If you think this isn’t so, listen to how people talk at funerals....
  • Theology in colors: Icon of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross [Ecumenical]

    10/05/2013 1:06:11 PM PDT · by annalex · 6 replies
    Theology in colors: Icon of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross In the Middle Ages there was no audio and video recordings, photographs, Internet. Historians worked on the basis of tradition and written documents, the lives of the saints were written according to the "literary decorum." Visual imprinting of historical events occurred sometimes many years later, and sometimes centuries, and was conducted in accordance with the canon. Studying the works of art, you can learn a lot about the events themselves, and on the attitudes of people in different eras. Illuminated gospel [Urbin. gr. 2] page 21. AD 1122. Apostolic...
  • Houston Planned Parenthood Abortion Center Called "Holy and Sacred Ground"

    06/02/2013 7:42:31 AM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 33 replies
    http://www.lifenews.com/2010/06/02/state-5149/ ^ | June 1, 2013 | Stephen Ertelt
    Houston, TX (LifeNews.com) – The gigantic abortion facility planned Parenthood now runs in Houston is a seven story, 78,000 square foot center that will eventually do abortions later in pregnancy. But, one Planned Parenthood official recently offered up a blasphemous prayer using religious terms for it. As Jim Sedlak of STOPP International noticed in a news report, the pro-abortion official referred to the place built for the purpose of killing unborn children in abortion as “sacred and holy ground.” “Planned Parenthood is so much more than people think, and it is all of our job to tell everyone that it...
  • Canada starts the day with Holy Crap

    05/09/2013 3:35:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Orange ^ | 4/16/13
    A Canadian couple are coining it in after changing the name of their breakfast cereal to 'Holy Crap'. Brian and Corin Mullins developed their gluten-free, vegan, organic cereal to address Mr Mullins' allergies. It was originally called 'Hapi Food' cereal and sold only at the Sechelt Farmers Market on the Sunshine Coast, British Columbia. But after one of their very first customers said: "Holy Crap... this is amazing!", they changed the name to Holy Crap. Sales increased 1000% - from ten bags a day to over one hundred.
  • Are the Biblical Holy Days Christian?

    04/19/2013 9:44:14 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 93 replies
    Bible Study Guide ^ | Unknown | United Church of God
    Are the Biblical Holy Days Christian Festivals? Why do most people keep holidays that are different from the festivals listed and described in the pages of the Bible? Why do most people keep holidays that are different from the festivals listed and described in the pages of the Bible? When were the biblical feasts abandoned, and why? How can we be sure which sacred days Christians should observe? Here are the answers! Jesus Himself set an example for us (1 John 2:6) in observing the sacred festivals commanded in the Holy Scriptures (Matthew 26:17; Mark 1:21; Luke 4:16, 31; John...
  • Unequally Yoked

    12/24/2012 6:24:09 AM PST · by DouglasKC · 16 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 12/24/2012 | Self
    Nearly everyone in American likes Christmas. For many children and many adults it's all about the presents. For others it's an opportunity to see family and extended family. For some it's much needed time off from work. Some view it as a way to share with others. And for some it's a religious celebration. However there are some that stop celebrating Christmas when they become Christians. This sounds strange and indeed it is strange in today's society where Christmas seems to be so tightly ingrained in both America and Christianity. But this has not always been so. A little bit...
  • To the President of Anna Maria College: Not all distractions are unholy

    05/07/2012 11:40:15 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 3 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | May 7, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    By now you've probably heard of how Bishop Robert McManus of the Diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts, asked Anna Maria College to rescind its invitation to atheistic humanist Victoria Kennedy to speak at its 2012 Commencement. Now the Catholic Free Press is reporting that Sister Yvette Bellerose, chairwoman of the Board of Trustees, and Jack P. Calareso, president of Anna Maria College, have asked Bishop McManus not to attend the Commencement either. It has been asserted that the Bishop would be a distraction. What of it? No doubt Victoria Kennedy would have been a distraction for students who actually accept the...
  • Essays for Lent: The Church

    02/25/2012 8:44:34 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies · 1+ views
    StayCatholic.com ^ | 2001 | Sebastian R. Fama
     The Churchby Sebastian R. FamaThere are those who contend that the Church is not a visible institution but merely the body of believers. However, Jesus compares His Church only to visible things, such as a flock, a body, a house, a city set on a hill, and a kingdom. 1 Timothy 3:15 tells us that the Church is "the pillar and foundation of truth." The words pillar and foundation indicate assurance and stability, not division and confusion, as one finds among the thousands of denominations that have sprung up since the Reformation. It is important to note that it is...
  • "BE" HOLY !

    10/07/2011 1:32:48 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    "MY Children" ARE " My Obedient Ones"! Do you see my children? Why Enoch was taken up to "BE" with Me ? It was not by his works but through his "TRUE" and "Fatihful" obedience to BE one with Me for as My Word "BE HOLY" "TRULY" this is Christ like to be a Michael( "AS GOD" ) for I AM "HOLY" for this IS My NAME ! Jude 1 1JUDE, A servant of Jesus Christ (the Messiah), and brother of James, [writes this letter] to those who are called (chosen), dearly loved by God the Father and separated (set...
  • The Baptism in the Holy Spirit

    06/12/2011 7:24:12 AM PDT · by Amerisrael · 12 replies
    Introduction It is now time in our series of foundational studies to consider the Holy Spirit, and especially, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, also referred to be some as "the Baptism of the Holy Spirit" although this is not technically correct. This subject forms part of the foundational doctrine of baptisms (see Hebrews 6:2). Heb 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Heb 6:2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands,...
  • The Light Overcomes Darkness…(I John)

    And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. (John 1:5)This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. ( 1 John 1:5)We have been looking at the theological proposition, God is Light and in Him is no darkness at all. The apostle John, in his ministry to those whose faith had been ravaged by false teachers, and gnostic spirituality, would restore to them the original faith, by presenting to them again the doctrine of the “only true God”in...
  • The Super Abundance of My Kingdom [Charismatic Caucus]

    06/02/2011 5:26:58 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Super Abundance of My Kingdom Supernatural things are about to happen to you , The Super Abundance of My Kingdom flowing through ! All that I have promised is about to happen to you This very day , You do not have to wait it is on it's way ! Not just in one area but all across the board , My Loving kindness given to you as a (( ( Living Sword ) )) , The Tapestry of My Kingdom open and spread out to view , My Loving Kindness flowing down upon you \o/ , Just as...
  • The Wrath Of God

    03/22/2011 12:58:11 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 27 replies
    pbministries ^ | 03/22/2011 | A.W. Pink
    It is sad to find so many professing Christians who appear to regard the wrath of God as something for which they need to make an apology, or at least they wish there were no such thing. While some would not go so far as to openly admit that they consider it a blemish on the Divine character, yet they are far from regarding it with delight, they like not to think about it, and they rarely hear it mentioned without a secret resentment rising up in their hearts against it. Even with those who are more sober in their...
  • Holy Place, Sacred Space (REAL Mormon / LDS)

    03/09/2011 2:58:23 PM PST · by Paragon Defender · 45 replies
    LDS.org ^ | Dennis B. Neuenschwander
    Holy Place, Sacred Space    Elder Dennis B. NeuenschwanderOf the Presidency of the SeventyDennis B. Neuenschwander, "Holy Place, Sacred Space", Ensign, May 2003, 71–72  Our ability to seek, recognize, and reverence the holy above the profane, and the sacred above the secular, defines our spirituality.   In answer to Pilate’s question “Art thou the King of the Jews?” the Savior answered, “My kingdom is not of this world” (John 18:33, 36). With these few words, Jesus declares His kingdom independent and distinct from this world. The Savior’s teachings, doctrine, and personal example lift all who truly believe in Him to a divine standard...
  • How Can a Holy God Ordain Evil to Exist? (Reformed Caucus )

    03/07/2011 11:20:48 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 65 replies
    BENEATH THE CROSS ^ | )3/07/2011 | James Pruch
    In the first part of this series, we discussed GodÂ’s sovereignty over death, disease, and disaster. I wrote how that no matter what happens in the world we have a glorious, all-knowing, all-powerful God who is in charge of these events. That is not something to be afraid of, rather it is something to be embraced, loved, and rested in. I argued that God is not a frustrated God, but that he is the only Sovereign in the universe and is never surprised by what occurs on earth, either done by Satan, humans, or anything else. This week, I want...
  • The Old Song...Revelation 4

    03/03/2011 1:56:50 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles
    And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.(Revelation 4:9-11)The Apostle John has been ushered into the very center of reality, the throne room of Almighty God. God is there,...
  • Jews have no right to Western Wall, PA 'study' says

    11/22/2010 3:15:47 PM PST · by HearMe · 42 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/22/2010 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    ‘Muslim tolerance allowed the Jews to stand in front of it and weep,’ says Information Ministry official. The Western Wall belongs to Muslims and is an integral part of Al-Aksa Mosque and Haram al-Sharif (the Islamic term for the Temple Mount complex, meaning the Noble Sanctuary), according to an official paper published on Monday by the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Information in Ramallah. The paper, which has been presented as a “study,” was prepared by Al-Mutawakel Taha, a senior official with the ministry, to “refute” Jews’ claims to the Western Wall. In the past, PA leaders and officials have also...
  • Lists Every Catholic Should be Familiar With: The 4 Marks of the Church

    08/13/2010 7:52:16 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Fisheaters.com ^ | not given | Fisheaters.com
    Lists Every Catholic Should be Familiar With Jump to: The 7 Sacraments (The Holy Mysteries)The 7 Corporal Works of MercyThe 7 Spiritual Works of MercyThe 3 Eminent Good WorksThe 7 Gifts of the Holy Ghost (& the Charismata)The 12 Fruits of the Holy GhostThe 3 Theological VirtuesThe 4 Cardinal VirtuesThe 7 Capital Sins & Their Contrary VirtuesThe 6 Sins Against the Holy GhostThe 4 Sins That Cry Out to HeavenThe 3 Conditions of Mortal SinThe 9 Ways We Participate in Others' SinsThe 10 CommandmentsThe 2 Greatest CommandmentsThe 3 Evangelical CounselsThe 6 Precepts of the ChurchThe Holy Days of Obligation (English)The...
  • 'Holy Grail' cancer vaccine that blasts tumours in weeks hailed as huge leap in fighting disease

    05/17/2010 11:36:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 1,176+ views
    Mail online ^ | 5/17/10 | Daniel Martin
    Scientists have developed a new jab which they hope will be a 'holy grail' cancer cure. The treatment, which will be tested on British patients over the next few months, can reverse and even cure malignant melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. If it proves successful in large- scale trials, there are hopes that new forms could be developed to fight other forms of cancer, such as breast and prostate. Experts say it may even stop people getting cancer in the first place.
  • A PENTECOST WORD ... I AM STRUMMING MY HEART FOR YOU " OBEDIENT ONE "

    04/20/2010 8:37:30 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies · 324+ views
    Overtures of My love are coming your way , This day I have set it before you and in my will you obey , So prepare for your blessings are about to shower down , Much more in obedience shall be required of you but now you wear my crown , For my fullness you now walk in and I AM completed in you , My desires now are yours for you have broken through , So watch as I complete all your dreams and requests , For just as Joshua I have dressed you in my very best ,...
  • Pope John Paul II 'whipped himself to feel closer to God'

    01/27/2010 11:35:46 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 43 replies · 1,410+ views
    timesonline ^ | January 27, 2010
    The late Pope John Paul II, who has been put on the fast track to sainthood by the Vatican, regularly whipped himself as an act of penance to feel closer to God, and signed a secret document saying that would step down as pontiff if he became incurably ill, according to a new book. Why a Saint? by Monsignor Slawomir Oder, the Vatican "postulator" in charge of the canonisation process, says the Polish-born Pope performed self flagellation as a bishop in Krakow and continued to do so in the Vatican after being elected Pope in 1978. "In his wardrobe, among...
  • Swine Flu Forces Changes In Church Traditions (Italian invents anti-flu holy water dispenser)

    11/12/2009 4:40:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies · 458+ views
    CBS 4 ^ | 11/11/09
    Swine Flu Forces Changes In Church TraditionsNov 11, 2009 11:26 pm US/Eastern SACRAMENTO (CBS) - The swine flu outbreak has forced local Catholic churches to revamp some rituals in hopes of slowing the spread of the disease, CBS station KOVR-TV reported. The bishop of Sacramento ordered Catholic churches to make changes during mass, so parishioners will no longer drink from the cup, hold hands during the Lord's Prayer or shake hands as a sign of peace. The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament is also changing the holy water regularly and wiping down the bowl, and is asking sick church members...
  • A GREAT EXPLOSION OF PURITY IS ABOUT TO COME \O/ HALLELUJAH

    09/14/2009 4:51:57 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 24 replies · 1,581+ views
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Jesus the author and finisher
    A great explosion of purity is about to come , But "not" as before(as Katrina) ,something straight from my kingdom , The heavenlies are about to applaud , I AM The Lord behold I alone am God ! Yet for my children of my rod and staff , They shall rest in my bossom of Zion and laugh , For the Joy of The Lord is their strength , And these are my children of victiory that have gone the full length , Obedience to me has become their rod , My staff is their com(fort) for I AM their...
  • Pope Benedict points to St. Monica as example of 'holy parent'

    08/30/2009 9:43:51 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 577+ views
    cna ^ | August 30, 2009
    Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Aug 30, 2009 / 11:14 am (CNA).- At Sunday’s Angelus prayer in the courtyard of Castel Gandolfo’s apostolic palace, Pope Benedict XVI recalled the previous week’s liturgical memorial of St. Monica, mother of St. Augustine of Hippo and model and patron of Christian mothers. “Much is recounted about her in her son’s autobiography ‘The Confessions,’ a masterpiece among the most read works of all time,” Pope Benedict said. “There, we understand that St. Augustine imbibed the name of Jesus with maternal milk and was educated in the Christian religion by his mother, the principles of which...
  • Is Halloween Harmless?

    10/25/2008 7:00:34 AM PDT · by DouglasKC · 267 replies · 2,354+ views
    Good News Magazine ^ | Fall 2008 | Jerold Aust
    Is Halloween Harmless? Every year at Halloween, well-meaning parents dress their children in grotesque and ghoulish costumes. Is Halloween really harmless? Who and what's behind this bizarre holiday? by Jerold Aust It all looks like so much fun and seems so harmless: jack-o'-lanterns, grotesque grinning masks, long black witch attire with pointed black hats, costumes painted like skeletons, outfits that represent demons and goblins, and children going door to door, soliciting treats from compliant neighbors. But when Halloween comes around, do you find yourself yearning for the hours to pass until the whole trick-or-treat farce is over? If you don't,...
  • Why Should Christians Keep the Passover?

    04/11/2008 5:52:15 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 44 replies · 709+ views
    Good News Magazine ^ | April 1998 | Allen Stout
    Why Should Christians Keep the Passover? Do you really know why Jesus had to suffer and die? What should the Passover mean for Christians today? by Allen Stout Only 3 1/2 years after He began His ministry, Jesus of Nazareth was apprehended by the religious authorities at the time of the Passover feast (Matthew 26:2; Mark 14:1). After a brief trial-while mocking Him, spitting on Him and beating Him-they took Him before the Roman authorities and accused Him of "perverting the nation, . . . saying that He Himself is Christ, a King" (Luke 23:2; Matthew 26:59-68).Pontius Pilate, the Roman...
  • 'Deception': Christians war over worship day

    03/16/2008 10:00:56 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 172 replies · 1,422+ views
    WorldNet Daily ^ | March 16, 2008 | Joe Kovacs
    SABBATH VS. SUNDAY: THE REST OF THE STORY'Deception': Christians war over worship day Two thousand years after Jesus walked the Earth, Christians are at war with each other concerning – as strange as it may sound – a day of the week mentioned in the Ten Commandments. The issue boils down to: "When is God's Sabbath?" In other words, what is His holy day of rest? Most Christians today think it's Sunday, when the majority of churches hold services. But others confidently say it's Saturday, calling Sunday worship "the most flagrant error of mainstream Christianity," believing Sunday-keepers are victims of...
  • Would Jesus Christ Celebrate Easter?

    03/16/2008 9:30:40 AM PDT · by DouglasKC · 243 replies · 1,974+ views
    Good News Magazine ^ | Spring 2008 | Jerold Aust
    Would Jesus Christ Celebrate Easter?For millions of people Easter Sunday is the most important religious holiday of the year. But if Jesus walked the dusty roads of Galilee today, would He observe Easter? by Jerold Aust Each spring the excitement of Easter fills the air. Many churches prepare special Easter programs about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. At home mothers color eggs, and parents hide the brightly colored symbols of Easter around the house and lawn so that, come Easter morning, their children can excitedly hunt for them. Stuffed Easter bunnies and chocolate rabbits are seen everywhere in...
  • Some Christian Churches Don't Embrace Christmas

    12/16/2007 10:01:33 PM PST · by DouglasKC · 66 replies · 101+ views
    AP ^ | 12/15/2007 | Tom Breen
    Some Christian churches don't embrace Christmas   Holiday has a complex history   By TOM BREEN Associated Press Article Last Updated: 12/15/2007 01:46:49 AM PST CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As Christmas draws near, Pastor John Foster won't be decorating a tree, shopping for last-minute gifts or working on a holiday sermon for his flock. After all, it's been 50 years since Christmas was anything more than a day of the week to him. He's one of very few American Christians who follow what used to be the norm in many Protestant denominations — rejecting the celebration of Christmas on religious grounds. "People...
  • The Biblical Map to Jesus Christ's Return

    09/09/2007 5:07:34 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 70 replies · 988+ views
    Good News Magazine ^ | August 2007 | Jerold Aust
    The Biblical Map to Jesus Christs Return Maps show the way from where you are to your final destination. The Bible provides the only spiritual map to our ultimate destiny. Doesn’t it make good sense to plan your life's journey by learning how to read the genuine biblical map? by Jerold Aust You and I may take ordinary road maps for granted, but the history of mapmaking shows that ancient peoples carefully relied on their relatively primitive maps. Noted author and professor John Noble Wilford wrote: "Before Europeans reached the Pacific, the Marshall Islanders were making stick charts. Sticks were...
  • Hindus Upset Over Ban On Holy Dot

    09/08/2007 12:24:58 PM PDT · by blam · 43 replies · 1,156+ views
    BBC ^ | 9-8-2007 | Amarnath Tewary
    Hindus upset over ban on holy dot By Amarnath Tewary BBC News, Bihar Mr Mishra has worn the tilak throughout his career A senior official in India's Bihar state faces suspension for wearing the Hindu red mark on his forehead at work. Lakshman Mishra, deputy director of the agriculture department, is accused of breaching a new government dress code. He says he has worn the mark, or tilak, on his forehead at work for 30 years and it is his religious right to do so. His colleagues support him - nearly all of them arrived at work on Friday wearing...
  • Priest Sprinkles Bridge-Killer with Holy Water

    08/06/2007 4:19:54 AM PDT · by Webby_surfer · 4 replies · 340+ views
    Russia-IC ^ | 06.08.07 | Natalya L.
    Kharlamovsky Bridge near the Russian city Kirov has a wicked reputation amongst the locals: for nearly two years of its exploitation a number of serious accidents, including crashes with losses of life, have taken place here.
  • Priest Sprinkles Bridge-Killer with Holy Water

    08/06/2007 4:17:46 AM PDT · by Webby_surfer · 328+ views
    Russia-IC ^ | 06.08.07 | Natalya L.
    Kharlamovsky Bridge near the Russian city Kirov has a wicked reputation amongst the locals: for nearly two years of its exploitation a number of serious accidents, including crashes with losses of life, have taken place here.
  • Archaeologist Sparks Hunt For Holy Grail

    06/20/2007 3:54:57 PM PDT · by blam · 103 replies · 2,449+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-20-2007 | Nick Pisa
    Archaeologist sparks hunt for Holy Grail By Nick Pisa in Rome Last Updated: 8:47pm BST 20/06/2007 An archaeologist has sparked a Da Vinci Code-style hunt for the Holy Grail after claiming ancient records show it is buried under a 6th century church in Rome. The cup - said to have been used by Christ at the Last Supper - is the focus of countless legends and has been sought for centuries. Alfredo Barbagallo, an Italian archaeologist, claims that it is buried in a chapel-like room underneath the Basilica of San Lorenzo Fuori le Mura, one of the seven churches which...
  • The Jewish Central Council of Germany accuses Catholic bishops of anti-semitism

    03/06/2007 3:36:00 PM PST · by Gillibrand · 3 replies · 274+ views
    Stern ^ | 6 March 07 | Gillibrand
    Translation of original article in German. The President of the Jewish Central Council of Germany Charlotte Knobloch- "insinuations which were right at the border of anti-semitism. " German Bishops have caused frictions on their visit to the Near East, Charlotte Knobloch says that the statements made by them were “at the border of anti-semitism”. The Bishops had compared Palestinian towns with the Warsaw Ghetto.
  • Ship Excavation Sheds Light On Napoleon's Attack On Holy Land

    03/05/2007 3:26:18 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 626+ views
    Newswise ^ | 3-5-2007 | University Of Haifa
    Source: University of Haifa Released: Mon 05-Mar-2007, 08:45 ET Ship Excavation Sheds Light on Napoleon's Attack on the Holy Land A ship that sunk off the coast of Acre during the battles between Napoleon and the British Royal navy is still shrouded in mystery. Marine archaeologists from the University of Haifa are analyzing the hull and the finds in an effort to solve the mystery. Steve Breitstein Marine archaeology excavations off the coast of Acre Newswise — Which navy commissioned the boat that sunk off the coast of Acre 200 years ago, which battles was it involved in and how...
  • Just because Muhammad envied & revered the Jews & their sites doesn't make a place "islamic"

    02/10/2007 8:41:46 PM PST · by PRePublic · 4 replies · 328+ views
    Just because Muhammad envied & revered the Jews & their sites doesn't make a place "islamic"   I really resent the MSM language, terms & references to the surroundings of the wailing wall, Jews' only surviving piece of it's rich historic temple.   The Islamo Arabs (that basically have a fascist-genocide agenda, there is no secret that they simply want all non Arabs, all non Muslims out or dead), has recently come up with another "religious" theme (in an attempt to galvanize more Muslims around it "religiously"), the excavation by Israeli scientists to repair the Jewish holy site.   "Islamic...
  • 4,000 Years of Christmas

    12/25/2006 6:31:44 AM PST · by DouglasKC · 469 replies · 3,384+ views
    Good News Magazine ^ | December 2003 | Gary Petty
    4,000 Years of Christmas 'Tis the season for mistletoe and decorating the tree. But the origins of Christmas may surprise you. Did you know one of the American colonies outlawed observance of this holiday in 1659? by Gary Petty It's called the spirit of Christmas—the ringing of sleigh bells on a snowy night, Tiny Tim turning the heart of Scrooge in Charles Dickens' famous novel A Christmas Carol, Santa Claus and flying reindeer. For many, it seems, the birth of Jesus takes a backseat to mythology, packed shopping malls and greed. Every year, signs in front of neighborhood churches remind...
  • Porn-Torn Home Called to Holiness

    10/11/2006 7:48:33 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 38 replies · 1,654+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 10-11-06 | Rebecca Grace
    (AgapePress) - He saw them for the first time when he was in the fourth grade, and couldn't believe his eyes. Years later, he saw them again, and by the time he was in high school, he had a few tucked away in his bedroom. "No one ever told me those images would burn themselves into my mind and come back to haunt me," wrote Christian music artist Clay Crosse in I Surrender All: Rebuilding a Marriage Broken by Pornography. Clay co-authored the book with his wife Renee and author Mark Tabb. Little did he know that his boyhood fascination...
  • The Day of Atonement: Removal of Sin's Cause and Reconciliation to God

    09/25/2006 7:51:56 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 7 replies · 409+ views
    God's Holy Days ^ | 1998? | Various
    The Day of Atonement: Removal of Sin's Cause and Reconciliation to GodWe have already seen-through the symbolism involved in the Passover-that Christ's shed blood atones for our past sins. In fact, atonement means reconciliation. The Day of Atonement symbolizes the reconciliation of God and all humanity. If we are reconciled to God through Christ's sacrifice, why do we need another Holy Day to teach us about reconciliation? If we are already reconciled, why do we need to fast, as commanded on the Day of Atonement? (Leviticus 23:27; Acts 27:9). What is this day's specific significance in God's master plan...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-14-06, Feast, Exaltation [Triumph] of the Holy Cross

    09/14/2006 6:11:35 AM PDT · by Salvation · 28 replies · 488+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 09-14-06 | New American Bible
    September 14, 2006 Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Psalm: Thursday 38 Reading 1Nm 21:4b-9 With their patience worn out by the journey,the people complained against God and Moses,“Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in this desert,where there is no food or water?We are disgusted with this wretched food!” In punishment the LORD sent among the people saraph serpents,which bit the people so that many of them died.Then the people came to Moses and said,“We have sinned in complaining against the LORD and you.Pray the LORD to take the serpents from us.”So Moses prayed...
  • Catholic Devotional: Feast of the Holy Name of Mary

    09/12/2006 6:16:47 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 13 replies · 438+ views
    Dignare Me Laudare Te, Virgo Sacrata ^ | 19th century | Dom Prosper Guéranger
    The Nativity of Our Lady, by Andrea di Bartolo (in honor of the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, September 8) (The below following is taken from Dom Guéranger's entry in The Liturgical Year for the Fifth Day Within the Octave of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, September 12, in Volume XIV of the 1983 Marian House edition of the English translation by the Benedictines of Stanbrook, as are all previous excerpts from The Liturgical Year on this blog.) 'Who is she that cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as...
  • Etruscan Holy City Discovered

    09/08/2006 7:56:21 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 1,701+ views
    ANSA ^ | 9-8-2006
    Etruscan holy city discovered Fledgling Rome 'trembled' when leaders of 12 cities met (ANSA) - Rome, September 7 - Italian archaeologists believe they have found the mysterious sanctuary which was the religious and political centre of the Etruscan civilisation. The Etruscans were an ancient people known to have lived in the area of Italy between Rome and Florence from the 8th century BC until they were absorbed by Rome about 600 years later. For centuries they dominated the fledgling city on the Tiber and even supplied its first kings. But most traces of the Etruscan civilisation, which produced sophisticated art,...
  • Women Paid to Carry Baby to 12 Weeks before “Harvesting” for Beauty Treatments

    08/08/2006 7:57:04 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 78 replies · 2,504+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9 August 2006 | Hilary White
    LONDON, August 8, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The ancient quest of fashionable women to stave off the effects of age has always left them open to the claims of swindlers. The latest edition of the snake oil chronicles, according to the UK’s Daily Mail, has a more “scientific” cachet and involves injecting stem cells gleaned from aborted babies as well as umbilical cord blood directly into the skin. Scores of British women are opting for a procedure that stem cell experts are condemning as charlatanry. A private British clinic makes arrangements for well-to-do English women to travel to Rotterdam in the...
  • Extremists Use Holy Sites For Attacks, Hit Civilian Targets

    07/19/2006 3:58:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 372+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Combined Forces Command Afghanistan
    WASHINGTON, July 19, 2006 – Extremists in Afghanistan attacked coalition forces from a religious site yesterday, and targeted several civilian areas this week, including a bridge, a school and a wedding party, military officials in Afghanistan reported. Extremists began firing on coalition forces in the village of Nowzad in Helmand province yesterday. The sniper fire came from the direction of a religious shrine. There were no reported injuries to coalition forces or damage to equipment. In a separate incident in Kandahar province, a supply convoy received small-arms fire from a nearby mosque. While there were no casualties in this incident,...