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  • How Different Christian Denominations See Each Other

    09/27/2011 5:27:09 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 48 replies
    The Journeyman's File ^ | 20 Sep 11 | Barry Simmons
  • A Cute Message About Rosh Hashana

    09/25/2011 9:17:46 PM PDT · by Phinneous · 3 replies
    Chabad.org ^ | 9/25/2011 | Dovid Taub & Jonathan Goorvich
    http://www.chabad.org/multimedia/media_cdo/aid/1616434/jewish/Hap-bee-New-Year.htm
  • Of things astronomic and thanks to readers on the Autumnal Equinox

    09/23/2011 1:56:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | September 23, 2011 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Firstly, as I reported before there is a huge piece of flaming hurtling death-inflicting space junk falling to earth even as I write. I calmly explained the facts here in my post entitled “RUN! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES! FALLING BURNING SPACE BUS! AAAAH!“. Go to confession, do your penance, make some Mystic Monk Coffee just wait for it to happen.Second, I understand from a friend in Rome who sent a story from ANSA that the flaming hurtling space junk may hit Northern Italy. If that is the case, to all my Italian friends in the north I issue a blanket...
  • Reminds Me of FR Religion Caucuses

    08/22/2011 8:06:54 AM PDT · by marbren · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | marbren
    These cats know the caucus rules
  • The "How To" Show: How To Be Controversial Finished Version (Ep. 5)

    08/21/2011 3:31:52 PM PDT · by ReformationFan
    Youtube ^ | 8-7-2011 | The Lutheran Satire
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87vo2jkmJUg
  • VIDEO REPORT: Colbert Report chaplain says God wants us to laugh

    07/30/2011 3:33:54 PM PDT · by MDJohnPaul · 15 replies
    The Narthex ^ | July 30, 2011 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    Being a faithful Catholic doesnt mean you have to be a joyless one. New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan knows that. When Archbishop Dolan was installed to his post in the Big Apple, an enterprising reporter asked the newcomer if there was anything he would like to condemn. Archbishop Dolan responded in the affirmative. I condemn instant mashed potatoes and light beer, he deadpanned. A few years ago, when Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl visited a Catholic bookstore, the owner approached him and said, Oh! Youre looking for a book, Father. You must be a Jesuit! No, Cardinal Wuerl replied, but Im...
  • And God Created North Dakota .

    07/29/2011 3:59:44 PM PDT · by Young Werther · 8 replies
    bible ^ | 1/1/1 | Archangel Michael
    God was missing for six days. Eventually, Michael, the archangel, found him, resting on the seventh day. He inquired, "Where have you been?" God smiled deeply and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds, "Look, Michael. Look what I've made." Archangel Michael looked puzzled, and said, "What is it?" "It's a planet," replied God, and I've put life on it. I'm going to call it Earth and it's going to be a place to test Balance." "Balance?" inquired Michael, "I'm still confused." God explained, pointing to different parts of Earth. "For example, northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity...
  • Truth in Advertising

    07/25/2011 9:00:06 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Standing on My Head ^ | 7/23/11 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    I notice as I toot around Greenville how the local Protestant churches are shifting away from honest self description. It used to be that they put out a sign stating just exactly who they were so you knew what you were getting when you went church shopping. The old way was often friendly and inviting so churches were called: Friendship Baptist Church, Fellowship Baptist Church, Welcome to All Bible Church. Other church names were linked with a locality making it homey and easy: Pebble Creek Baptist or Pumpkintown Presbyterian or Silver Falls Church of God or Reedy Fork Methodist or...
  • Exorcists meet in Poland; Tackle vampires.

    07/16/2011 5:01:54 PM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 53 replies
    AFP ^ | 07/15/11
    Vampires, the devil's deceit and mental illness are among the hot topics for some 300 exorcists who flocked to Poland this week from as far away as Africa and India for a week-long congress. Held at Poland's Roman Catholic Jasna Gora monastery, home to the venerated Black Madonna icon, this year's congress "examines the current fashion for vampirism in Europe and the world-over, schizophrenia and other mental disorders as well as the devil's deceit during exorcism," according to the monastery's radio station.
  • Hilarious Church Bulletin Bloopers

    06/30/2011 7:08:32 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 6/28/11 | Matthew Archbold
    OK. Theres a lot of serious stuff going on in the Church and in the world right now and I was prepared to write on them but then I received an email from a friend of mine about Church bulletin bloopers and I laughed so hard I nearly choked to death. (Im actually not kidding. My wife came running into the room to see if I was OK.) I have no idea of the veracity of these or their original source but they struck me as funny so Im thinking youll probably get a laugh or two out of it...
  • An Open Letter To Mr. Grace-Loving Antinomian

    06/24/2011 6:17:53 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 23 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 21 June, 2011 | Tullian Tchividjian
    An Open Letter To Mr. Grace-Loving Antinomian There seems to be a fear out there that the preaching of radical grace produces serial killers. Or, to put it in more theological terms, too much emphasis on the indicatives of the gospel leads to antinomianism (a lawless version of Christianity that believes the directives and commands of God dont matter). My problem with this fear is that Ive never actually met anyone who has been truly gripped by Gods amazing grace in the gospel who then doesnt care about obeying him. As I have said before: antinomianism happens not when we...
  • The Habit of Witness: "God Is Coming . . . God Is Coming . . . "

    06/20/2011 12:54:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Patheos ^ | June 17, 2011 | Sr. Jeannine Marie, O.C.D
    Patheos' "The Habit of Witness" series features essays written by consecrated Catholic women and men sharing their experiences while dressed in the habit. In this eighth installment, a Carmelite sister shares encounter with children who instinctively seemed to connect the habit with God.An interesting thing happened on a recent trip to Tennessee. My sister and I had planned to visit the Great Smokey Mountains. We decided to go to Cades Cove, an eleven-mile loop road for viewing well-groomed valleys, mountain vistas, wildlife, floral, and historic structures. Cades Cove is one of the earliest settlements, dating back to the 1850s. It...
  • "I lost my inheritance to the doomsday prophet" (Harold Camping makes money!)

    06/14/2011 6:57:28 AM PDT · by Cronos · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 1 Jun 2011 | Blake Ellis
    When the world didn't end on May 21, many people who had given up their earthly possessions were left with nothing. But one believer never lived to see the day. She left nearly her entire estate - around $300,000 - to the group behind the failed prediction, leaving some family members out in the cold. Eileen Heuwetter was shocked to find out that her aunt left the majority of her estate to Family Radio, the group responsible for the doomsday warnings that the world would end on May 21. She and her sister were each left $25,000 from their aunt's...
  • You Might Just Be A Calvinist If.

    06/13/2011 6:54:18 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 98 replies
    Disciple Man ^ | February 12, 2011
    You Might Just Be A Calvinist If. If you have a Martin Luther Jell-O mold you just might be a Calvinist. If your DVR has over 25 episodes of Wretched With Todd Friel recorded on it you just might be a Calvinist. If your childs first word was Westminster you just might be a Calvinist. If your 4 year old can explain what the word propitiation means you might just be a Calvinist. If you send your mother tulips on Mothers Day you might be a Calvinist. If your passion for evangelism blows away your Arminian friends you might just...
  • God and golf: Where every shot, shank and duff are His will

    06/09/2011 7:41:46 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 27 replies
    Los Altos Town Crier ^ | 07 June 2011 | Rev. Mark S. Bollwinkel
    Dont let anyone tell you that they play the game of golf because they love it. This is a game that even the most proficient find exasperating. Only a few among the millions of its advocates consistently meet the standard of basic expectation par. The vast majority will spend hours upon hours, dollar upon dollar, swinging away at a 1.680-inch diameter ball, in some of the most beautiful settings on earth. Their motivations may be varied, but it cant be because they love the game. This game wasnt designed to be loved but endured! Dont confuse my rant with...
  • BIG LIST: World's greatest hoaxes [Idaho, Aliens, Nessie, Pope Joan, MS Catholic Church 1.0]

    06/03/2011 6:55:33 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 23 replies
    The Phuket News ^ | 2nd Jun 2011
    Surgical precision: In 1934, Colonel Robert Wilson, a respected British surgeon, said he noticed something moving in the waters of Lock Ness and took a picture of it. The resulting image showed the slender neck of a serpent rising out of the Loch. The photo came to be known simply as The Surgeons photo, and for decades it was considered to be the best evidence of the monster. It wasnt until 1994, when Christian Spurling, before his death at the age of 90, confessed his involvement in a plot, which included Colonel Wilson and big game hunter Duke Wetherell, to...
  • A Bath & That River

    06/02/2011 6:13:32 AM PDT · by Revski
    Revski youtubes ^ | 6-2-2011 | Revski
    Inspired animation to promote Christian living!
  • The Light In The Morning

    05/26/2011 3:09:50 PM PDT · by Revski · 5 replies
    Youtube Ministry ^ | 5-26-2011 | Revski
    Inspirational Christian animation! The instrumental in this video is, Ill Fly Away, by Black Pond Baptist Church and ending song is, In The Morning, sung by Grandpa Jones & The Browns Ferry Four. Thanks for viewing my unpopular videos and maybe someday we can say Hello face to face. :)
  • Audio: Methodist Methodology

    05/25/2011 2:57:13 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/5/11 | Eve Harow
    Chana Shapiro Stillman is appalled at what she discovered while doing research for the JCPA. Some UK church authorities, significantly the Methodists, are substituting a political agenda for Christianity. They have disavowed the Bible because it's too "Jewish " and associate with anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian groups under the guise of religion.
  • Unitarians to discuss 'Ministry'

    05/24/2011 11:24:15 AM PDT · by Cronos · 18 replies · 1+ views
    South Coast Today ^ | 28 April 2011 | SCT
    Reflections On Ministry is the topic for the morning to be presented by Interim Minister Rev. Tracey Robinson-Harris at The First Unitarian Universalist Society of Middleborough, 25 South Main Street, on Sunday, May 1. The service begins at 10:30 a.m. Joining Robinson-Harris for this service is the Rev. Judy Campbell, Ministerial Settlement Representative for the Ballou Channing District. The shared sermon will offer reflections on ministry and what it means to be settled. The service will also include New Member Recognition honoring five new members of FUUSM: Sophia Rose, Barbara Bancroft, Louisa Place, Jeremy Place and Jeff Giddings. Following the...
  • Staten Island Man Pours Life Savings Into Doomsday Ads

    05/22/2011 12:05:18 PM PDT · by trumandogz · 16 replies
    wpix ^ | 5.19.11
    Robert Fitzpatrick was near the World Trade Center when the towers fell. Flipping through a photo album filled with pictures he took of that devastating day, he told PIX 11 News during an interview at his Port Richmond home that the 9/11 attacks will pale in comparison to what he insists will happen this Saturday. There will be a great earthquake and life will be over pretty much as we understand it on May 21st just before 6pm, he said.
  • What's up with the Vatican being empty?

    05/21/2011 8:39:22 AM PDT · by dangus · 42 replies
    Vanity from Rome ^ | 2011-05-21 | Dangus
    Boy, I wish I spoke more Italian. So I got an unexpected business stopover in Rome for two days, and I figured, great I'll check out the Vatican, etc. I checked into a nice little hotel right next to the Vatican, and took a nap before sight-seeing this afternoon. At first I thought, "this is great." Must be some sort of holiday I didn't know about. No lines, no tickets needed. But no curators? No security? I always heard about how they even made sure you were dressed moderately. The art was fantastically beautiful, but I expected guides? I wandered...
  • Your Local Time When Kiritimati reaches 6 pm - "when the world is to end"

    05/19/2011 11:20:17 PM PDT · by pka54 · 39 replies
    Geographic Travels ^ | 5-20-2011 | catholicgauze
    Family Radio says the rapture will start at 6 pm local time. Kiritimati is 16 hours ahead of UTC which gives the rest of the world plenty of time (and the U.S. by midnight Friday into Saturday) to figure out if this supposed rapture is to take place. Check out what time it will be at your home when Kiritimati reaches 6 pm.
  • Static on the airwaves ("the rapture"?)

    05/14/2011 7:03:25 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 129 replies
    World Magazine ^ | Chu/Glader
    Christian radio tycoon says the world will end May 21and surprising numbers believe him. Ralph Workman believes what he hears on Christian radio. He believes preacher and Family Radio chief Harold Camping is right about Judgment Day. He believes the world is coming to an end May 21, 2011. An engineer at Boeing's avionics lab, Workman helps manage an RV caravan winding its way around the United Statesfrom Indianapolis to Pittsburgh to Virginiasharing the belief that biblical numbers point to the specific expiration date for the world. He also runs a website called eBible Fellowship, which distributes Camping's teachings. "I...
  • CANNES REVIEW: Habemus Papam and the Perils of Popehood

    05/13/2011 3:25:29 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 2 replies
    Movieline ^ | 05/13/2011 | Stephanie Zacharek
    In the 70s New York Magazine ran occasional contests, in one case asking readers to submit greeting cards for unlikely occasions. Nanni Morettis Habemus Papam or We Have a Pope screening in competition here at the festival, could use one of those entries as its tagline: Saw your smoke, now youre Pope, congrats! Actually, its kind of a bummer to be Pope, which is the idea behind this way-too-gentle but still potentially incendiary comedy by Nanni Moretti (director of the 2001 Palme dOr winner The Sons Room). Michel Piccoli stars as a sad old cardinal whos surprised to...
  • Virus repair cost a man $6 million - malware linked to Opus Dei plot

    05/04/2011 7:59:43 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 32 replies
    TechEye ^ | 10 Nov 2010 | Nick Farrell
    A US court has heard how it cost a great-grandson of an oil industry tycoon at least $ 6 million after he took his computer in to the workshop to repair it after it was infected with a virus. The victim was probably jazz pianist and composer Roger Davidson, an heir of oil tycoon Conrad Schlumberger, although the authorities have refused to name him. The victim took his computer to 36-year-old Vickram Bedi and his girlfriend Helga Invarsdottir after it developed a virus. According to prosecutors, the pair cooked up a scheme which convinced Davidson that his life was in...
  • Amazing Guilt (The Liberal's Hymn)

    05/04/2011 4:38:31 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 6 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 05-04-2011 | grey_whiskers
    Amazing Guilt! How Sweet The Sound That made you a Wretch, not me I once was lost, until I found You're blind, but I can see 'Twas Guilt that taught my heart to fear. Your Guilt, my fears relieved How precious did your Guilt appear The hour 'twas first conceived Though many dangers, toils, and snares You've caused, you worthless bum Your Guilt makes me superior Your Guilt, that's it, in sum Liberalism sounds good to me My hope is insecure I've no-one I must answer to As long as life endures Yes when my flesh and heart shall fail...
  • Bald Jewish Man to Play Catholic Nun in New Three Stooges Movie

    05/03/2011 1:29:52 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 22 replies
    UGO ^ | May 3, 2011 | Aubrey Sitterson
    The thusfar somewhat questionable cast of the new Three Stooges movie just got a sizable comedic boost with the addition of Larry David. The Curb Your Enthusiasm star and Seinfeld co-creator will be playing a nun by the name of Mother Mengele. This is funny for at least three reasons: 1) David is a man, and nuns are women. 2) David is Jewish and nuns are Catholic. 3) His character has the same last name as Josef Mengele, the Nazi physician responsible for some of the regime's most cruel, grisly and depraved "experiments." Classic Farrelly brothers. Totally classic. No word...
  • Urban Legends: The Preachers Edition (how many have you heard?)

    04/30/2011 5:21:53 PM PDT · by Lee N. Field · 20 replies
    Kingdom People Blog ^ | 2011apr27 | Trevin Was
    Those of us who are entrusted with the task of expositing the Scriptures in a local church must take care to verify our sources, illustrations, and stories. No matter how helpful an illustration may be, it is dishonoring to God if it is untrue. Here are a number of urban legends that get repeated in sermons. Some are more pervasive than others, even appearing in commentaries and scholarly works. 1. The eye of the needle refers to a gate outside Jerusalem. ...
  • Easter greeting from Israel

    04/25/2011 10:33:16 AM PDT · by RJR_fan · 134 replies
    Toffee VeHa-Gorillah ^ | September 25, 2010 | Toffee
    So many American Christians support Israel and all things Jewish. HERE is a peek at how these objects of our tender solicitude regard us.
  • Batman Tried to Save Jesus

    04/25/2011 9:09:09 AM PDT · by marcbold · 10 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 4-25-11 | Matt Archbold
    My 3-year-old daughter is a Batman nut. She kinda thinks she is Batman. Not Batgirl, mind you. Batman. Most days, she pretends to be caped crusader leaping from cushion to cushion saving us all from evil of some sort or another. She has an assortment of Batman shirts she wears when she changes out of her Batman pajamas. When we go to the beach she wears her bathing suit and a batman mask. Ive got pictures. Im not proud of that you see, Im just explaining. When Im forced to peel her Batman shirt off and wash it she stands...
  • Hippies - Crying Over Dead Trees

    04/24/2011 1:39:43 PM PDT · by streetpreacher · 86 replies
    Youtube ^ | October 30, 2008 | Stupid Hippies
    Stupid Hippies crying over dead trees...
  • How Easter Killed My Faith in Atheism

    04/20/2011 6:17:23 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 15 replies · 1+ views
    WSJ ^ | 04-20-2011 | Lee Strobel
    Earlier this week, humorist Ricky Gervais presented his arguments for atheism and why he thought he was a better Christian than many Christians. In this follow-up essay, writer Lee Strobel offers his defense of Easter. It was the worst news I could get as an atheist: my agnostic wife had decided to become a Christian. Two words shot through my mind. The first was an expletive; the second was divorce. I thought she was going to turn into a self-righteous holy roller. But over the following months, I was intrigued by the positive changes in her character and values. Finally,...
  • The Wackiest Holy Week Evah?

    04/20/2011 10:56:01 AM PDT · by marcbold · 18 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 4-20-11 | Matt Archbold
    We all know about the War on Christmas. Yawn. If you want to be where the action is, its the wackiness that takes place every Holy Week and Easter. Every Holy Week we witness a cavalcade of lunacy and I believe this year we might be enjoying the wackiest Holy Week ever. My evidence is as follows: Time Magazine picks this week to run the headline, Is Hell Dead? This is, presumably, a knock off of their infamous Is God Dead? cover in the 60s. Well in another few years Im sure well be running the headline Time Magazine IS...
  • Religious Faux Pas? Most Catholics Use Contraception

    04/14/2011 8:18:23 AM PDT · by Grunthor · 174 replies
    LiveScience.com ^ | 4/14/11 | Stephanie Pappas
    Catholic women overwhelmingly use birth control, despite an official ban by the church, a new study finds......
  • SAME-SEX BAPTISMS CONTINUE AT ST. CHARLES [and Diocese Says Lead in Baptismal Water "Not a Problem"]

    04/01/2011 8:31:24 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 19 replies
    St Charles Church ^ | April 1, 2004
    St. Charles priests regularly conduct same-sex baptisms it was revealed this week, as Christening Season gets under way and there is renewed concern about the lead content in water used to perform the rite. Following a surge of infants competing for prime Saturday morning baptism time slots this spring, the frequency of same-sex baptisms has not gone unnoticed. "Last weekend, I baptized Chris, Pat and Sandy, who were all the same sex," said associate pastor Father Mendez. Although the Vatican has taken a strong position opposing same-sex marriage, it has not made a formal determination on the potentially explosive issue...
  • Can Catholics Participate in April Fools?

    04/01/2011 7:01:19 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 39 replies
    Catholicism for Everyone ^ | 4/1/2010 | Phil Lynch
    Today is April 1, 2011, and therefore April Fool's Day. The question is can Catholics legitimately participate in it without sinning? This is a question which deserves to be addressed because most Catholics do participate, but we must always follow our moral compass, no matter the time of year. The main moral issues brought up in April Fools include lying, and causing harm to others. "Harm" of course can be accomplished in a multitude of ways, and therefore most sins could come under this categorization. First, let's address lying. Often, April Fools jokes involve convincing someone that something which is...
  • Honest, bishop, the screwdriver was the barmaid's error [March Madness-Real Lds in Real Casino]

    03/28/2011 1:51:29 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 17 replies
    Ogden Standard-Examiner ^ | March 27, 2011 | Mark Saal
    If I ever do decide to write a book about last weekend, they'll probably call it something like, "Fall From Grace: How a Good Mormon Boy Just Wanted to Watch a Little Basketball, But Ended Up Drinkin', Smokin' and Gamblin' the Weekend Away." I blame March Madness. The annual NCAA basketball tournament opened last weekend, and let's face it, some of us go a little crazy this time of year. Opening weekend alone features 48 games. Forty-eight. I did the math, and that many 40-minute games works out to 1,920 minutes -- a whopping 32 hours -- of basketball. And...
  • Christian Churches to Celebrate 'Feast of The Enunciation'

    03/27/2011 9:49:12 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 11 replies
    WWN, by way of The Waffling Anglican ^ | November 28, 2006 | Mondi Greene
    GENEVA, Switzerland--Rediscovered last spring on the antiquities 'grey market,' the apocryphal Gospel of Stephen is rewriting Christian tradition in hundreds of churches around the world. "It gives us a whole new picture of how the angel Gabriel told Mary she'd one day give birth to Jesus Christ," said Father Peter Emmel. Now thousands of faithful, in nearly all Christian denominations, will celebrate the feast of the Biblical 'Enunciation,' in which the Virgin Mother asked Gabriel if he could please repeat his announcement. Christians usually celebrate the angel's declaration on March 25th of each year. The new Enunciation feast will also...
  • Dear Doomed Christian,

    03/26/2011 1:59:59 PM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 7 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | Friday, March 25, 2011 | Matt Archbold
    Rome Circa 66 AD Dear Christian Recruit, Thank you so much for your interest in joining the Church. Your letter was forwarded to me by the former head of the evangelization and recruiting department. Unfortunately, he met a similarly grisly fate as his predecessor. They were both beheaded and stoned (though not in that order ;) You asked about the benefits of being a Christian; well things have been a bit dodgy for this young Church. Im sure that in the future things will get a lot better for Christians throughout the world but for now As you might already...
  • Dear Doomed Christian,

    03/26/2011 7:43:21 AM PDT · by marcbold · 6 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 3-26-11 | Matt Archbold
    Rome Circa 66 AD Dear Christian Recruit, Thank you so much for your interest in joining the Church. Your letter was forwarded to me by the former head of the evangelization and recruiting department. Unfortunately, he met a similarly grisly fate as his predecessor. They were both beheaded and stoned (though not in that order ;) You asked about the benefits of being a Christian; well things have been a bit dodgy for this young Church. Im sure that in the future things will get a lot better for Christians throughout the world but for now As you might already...
  • Why Going to Church Can Make You Fat

    03/25/2011 4:01:44 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 53 replies
    Time ^ | 3/24/11 | By ALICE PARK
    Maybe it's all the church socials, but a new study finds that those who attend religious activities are more likely to gain weight than those who don't go to church as often. Religious involvement is linked to many positive health outcomes, such as happiness, lower rates of smoking and alcohol use, and even a longer life. But research has also suggested that middle-aged adults who are more religious are more likely to be obese. Past data have noted only a correlation between religiosity and weight gain, however; they did not show whether participating in religious activities leads to weight gain,...
  • Welcome to "I've Been There Ministries"

    03/08/2011 12:54:09 PM PST · by RGrizzle · 5 replies
    It's been a long day. My boss is upset. My customers are upset. My spouse is upset. My kids are upset. I'm sure if he could speak, my dog would say he's upset, too. I want to run. I want to hide. I want to give that dog something to be upset about! Why am I not a joyful Christian? I go to church on . . . most Sundays. I can even remember at least one of the three points in the pastor's sermon. . . or was that Oprah? I read my Bible every. . . now where...
  • Oh My Gosh I AM Hardly Sorry for Having Upended Thee

    03/04/2011 9:07:18 AM PST · by marcbold · 9 replies · 1+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | 3-4-11 | Matt Archbold
    I offered my five year old son a banana this morning when he came downstairs to get ready for school. It was the last one. And there was a reason it was the last one. It looked like every other bananas great grandfather. Id tried giving it to the three year old a few minutes earlier and she backed away all wide eyed with her hands up to fend me off like I was brandishing a weapon. I didnt want the banana to go to waste so when my five year old came down the stairs I practically jumped on...
  • Cardinal Keeler and the Psychic Reader

    03/03/2011 1:06:15 PM PST · by MDJohnPaul · 1 replies
    The Narthex at The Catholic Review ^ | March 3, 2011 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    During a March 2 testimonial at a special celebration of Cardinal William H. Keeler’s upcoming 80th birthday, Richard Berndt told a story that demonstrated why friends know the retired archbishop as a master of the one-liner. Speaking at the Center Club in Baltimore, Berndt recalled how he and the cardinal were walking back to the Catholic Center after a meeting with The Baltimore Sun in the late 1990s. Berndt, who was an attorney for the archdiocese, was discussing some difficult personnel matters with the cardinal as the two strolled by the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of...
  • Liturgical Vigilantes

    02/28/2011 6:09:38 AM PST · by marcbold · 6 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 2-28-11 | Patrick Archbold
    When one thinks of notorious vigilantes, several names and personality types come to mind. Perhaps Charles Bronson or Dirty Harry, or maybe even the Dark Knight, Batman. But personally, I have yet to run into tragic costumed figure or a rogue cop who has just had enough. But I have met a person who has had enough and cant take it anymore, a person who has seen too much lawbreaking simply ignored by the competent authorities, a person who has finally decided to do something about itto become a vigilanteMrs. McGillicuddy. She sits in the third pew on the left....
  • The Prince of Screw Ups.

    02/24/2011 9:22:02 AM PST · by alleyesonCHRIST · 3 replies
    All Eyes on CHRIST ^ | 2/24/2011 | Charles C. Matthews
    Man have I screwed up in my life. In fact, I have screwed up a lot. I continually do no matter how hard I try to do better. I certainly do not deserve to be a Prince, but yet that is exactly what I am. In fact, the kingdom to which I am an heir is the wealthiest in the entire world. The streets are made of gold. My Father, well, He is the King of Kings. All will one day bow to Him. How bout you? Are you a Prince or Princess? Well, you can be. In fact, my...
  • JESSE DUPLANTIS CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE GOD KIND (Jesse goes to heaven and comes back)

    02/24/2011 5:30:47 AM PST · by Cronos · 90 replies · 1+ views
    youtube ^ | 1988 | Jesse Dupe lantis
    JESSE DUPLANTIS CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE GOD KIND: PART 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kp1UMwZEUHk&playnext=1&list=PL816708F436BC1426PART 2http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2igwF4NTR8Q&playnext=1&list=PL816708F436BC1426PART 3http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOKfC5JoB14&playnext=1&list=PL816708F436BC1426PART 4http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5todV21iDvU&feature=related
  • Was John Paul II Cheeky?

    02/23/2011 8:55:39 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    John Paul II had ups and downs to his pontificate. However, I do admire the fact that he had a sense of fun. I read that when he came to England in the 80s he was travelling along in the Popemobile. At the side of the road were some Paisley supporters holding banners saying "Everyone blessed by the Pope is condemned to hell." John Paul, seeing their banner, began to bless them as he went by.
  • Austria 10 Richard the Lionheart Silver Coins Issued [Redhead Caucus]

    02/22/2011 5:27:33 PM PST · by WPaCon · 41 replies
    CoinNews.net ^ | October 8, 2009 | Austrian Mint
    The Austrian Mint in Vienna is issuing the second coin in its 10 silver commemorative series "Tales and Legends in Austria". The theme of the new coin is the captivity of the English king, Richard I, on his homeward journey from the Third Crusade in 1192 and the legend of his loyal friend and troubadour who is said to have discovered in which castle the king was being held. Austria 10 Richard the Lionheart Silver Coin The first part of the story is indeed history. Richard, called the "Lionhearted" even in his lifetime, mortally offended Duke Leopold V of Austria...