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  • Russian Orthodox Church Lends Weight To Putin patriotism

    08/21/2015 12:59:10 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 21 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8/20/2015 | Vitaly Shevchenko
    A raid by Russian Orthodox vigilantes on "blasphemous" artworks in central Moscow has highlighted the influence of traditional, ultra-conservative values in President Vladimir Putin's Russia. The Orthodox Church has long had close links to the Kremlin. And during Russia's stand-off with the West over Ukraine that relationship has only grown stronger. On 14 August a radical group called God's Will raided an exhibition of Soviet-era underground art at the Manezh hall, near the Kremlin. They especially objected to avant-garde depictions of Jesus Christ and Orthodox saints - a video posted online showed them throwing exhibits onto the floor and shouting...
  • Pope Francis: Regina caeli

    05/12/2013 6:16:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Radio Vaticana ^ | 5/12/2013
    Pope Francis on Sunday prayed the Regina coeli prayer with the tens of thousands of faithful who had gathered in Saint Peter’s Square for a Mass of Canonization for more than 800 saints. Before the Regina coeli, the Holy Father prayed especially for the countries of Italy, Colombia and Mexico, which had given so many new saints to the Church. Pope Francis also called to mind the beatification on Saturday of the Italian priest Father Luigi Novarese, who, he said, was “able to renew the pastoral care of the sick by making them active participants in the Church.” The Holy...
  • Otranto Martyrs: exceptional witness of fidelity to Christ

    05/12/2013 5:23:27 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | May 12, 2013
    (Vatican Radio) On Sunday 12 May, Pope Francis will preside at a Mass for the Canonization of Blessed Antonio Primaldo and Companions; Blessed Laura di Santa Caterina da Siena Montoya y Upegui, virgin and foundress of the Congregation of the Missionaries of Mary Immaculate and St Catherine of Siena; Blessed Maria Guadalupe Garcia Zavala, co-foundress of the Congregation of the Handmaids of St Margaret Mary (Alacoque) and the Poor. The announcement of the canonization was made at a consistory on 11 February – a consistory made historic by Benedict XVI’s announcement that he would resign the papacy. Among those being...
  • Pope Francis celebrates Mass, proclaims new saints (full text)

    05/12/2013 5:08:58 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | May 12, 2013
    Pope Francis canonized over 800 new saints on Sunday, during Mass in St Peter's Square: Antonio Primaldo and his companions, martyrs of Otranto in Italy; Laura di Santa Caterina da Siena Montoya y Upegui, virgin and foundress; and Maria Guadalupe García Zavala, co-foundress. Below is a Vatican Radio translation of his homily which he delivered partly in Italian and partly in Spanish. ******************************** Dear brothers and sisters!In this seventh Sunday of Easter we are gathered to celebrate with joy a feast of holiness. Thanks be to God who has made His glory – the glory of Love – to shine...
  • Martyred for Christ: 800 Victims of Islamic Violence will Become Saints this Month

    05/12/2013 4:46:13 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 24 replies
    The 800 men of Otranto – whose names are lost, except for that of Antonio Primaldo, an old tailor – were rounded up and killed because they refused to convert to Islam. In 2007, Pope Benedict recognised them as martyrs “killed out of hatred for the faith”. That is no exaggeration. Earlier, the Archbishop of Otranto had been cut to pieces with a scimitar. Some accounts of the martyrdoms will raise a sceptical eyebrow: Primaldo reportedly remained standing after he was decapitated, a Pythonesque miracle that stretches credulity. But the murders really happened, and their significance is immense. The Turks...
  • A look at new saints canonized by Pope Francis (martyrs of Otranto)

    05/12/2013 3:42:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    AP ^ | 5/12/2013
    (snip) ANTONIO PEZZULLA AND 812 FELLOW MARTYRS In 1480, some 20,000 Turkish troops overran the citadel of Otranto in what is now the southeastern Puglia region of Italy, in the "heel" of the boot-shaped peninsula. The invaders demanded that the locals, including many who took refuge in the city's cathedral, convert to Islam. The Turks took 813 men from among those refusing to convert.. Pezzulla, also known as Primaldo, was the group's leader, and the first among the martyrs to be beheaded. They are referred to as `'The martyrs of Otranto."
  • Pope Francis Set to Canonize 800 Christians Slaughtered By Muslims in Otranto

    05/02/2013 7:55:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 2, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    The Otranto Cathedral was consecrated in 1088. In August 1480, clergy and survivors of the Ottoman siege of Otranto took refuge in the cathedral – the Ottoman force eventually broke in and killed those inside, turning the church into a stable or a mosque and destroying its 13th century frescoes. After Otranto was retaken in 1481 by a force under Alfonso V of Aragon it was turned back into a church and heavily rebuilt to house the relics of the Martyrs of Otranto, who had been executed after the 1480 siege. Behind the chapel’s altar is the ‘stone of martyrdom’,...
  • Pope Francis to Canonise 800 Italians Slain During Historic Siege [by Muslims]

    04/30/2013 3:02:52 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 4/30/13 | Carol Glatz
    Pope Francis is preparing to canonise an estimated 800 Italian laymen killed by Ottoman soldiers in the 15th century. The canonisation service will be on May 12 in St Peter’s Square and it will be the first carried out by the Pontiff since he was elected in early March. The killing of the martyrs by Ottoman troops, who launched a weeks-long siege of Otranto, a small port town at the most eastern tip of southern Italy, took place in 1480. When Otranto residents refused to surrender to the Ottoman army, the soldiers were ordered to massacre all males over the...
  • Pope Francis to visit Rome's basilicas before Pentecost (canonize artist who refused Islam)

    04/03/2013 1:53:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    cna ^ | April 3, 2013 | Estefania Aguirre
    ope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday Mass on March 24, 2013 in St. Peter's Square. Credit: Sabrina Fusco/CNA. Vatican City, Apr 3, 2013 / 10:45 am (CNA).- Pope Francis will be praying or celebrating Mass at all four of Rome’s major basilicas between now and Pentecost, as well as holding four public Masses in St. Peter’s Square. The Holy See’s press office released on April 3 the places and times the pontiff will be presiding over the seven public Masses that will be held between now and May 19. After he was elected Pope in 2005, Benedict XVI ordained priests...
  • As he abdicated,Pope announced canonisation of 800 martyrs slaughtered by Muslim troops

    02/27/2013 1:28:39 PM PST · by Gillibrand · 35 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 27/2/2013 | Chris Gillibrand
    On Monday, 11 February in Rome the canonization was announced of 800 Christians took place who suffered martyrdom in the 15th Century in Otranto. The elevation to the altars is to be made in the context of an ordinary consistory of the College of Cardinals which was convened by Pope Benedict XVI. The canonization concerned Antonio Primaldo and his 800 companions. The Christian inhabitants of the town of Otranto in Apulia, in southern Italy were victims of a bloodbath by Ottoman troops during a raid on 29 July 1480. They killed more than 800 fishermen, craftsmen, farmers, merchants, peasants simply...
  • Pope will announce on Monday date for canonization for over 800 saints

    02/09/2013 1:44:37 PM PST · by NYer · 75 replies
    Rome Reports ^ | February 9, 2013
    February 9, 2013. ( Benedict XVI will announce on Monday the date for the canonization of over 800 new saints for the Catholic Church, during a consistory with cardinals. Among the soon to be saints are Mother Laura, the first Colombian saint, and Mother Lupita, the second female Mexican saint.    Mother Lupita co-founded the religious congregation of the Handmaids of Saint Margaret Mary and of the Poor in Jalisco, Mexico. Mother Laura Montoya founded the Missionaries of St. Mary Immaculate and St. Catherine of Siena to help local indigenous people.  The rest of the large group are the 813...
  • The Real History of the Crusades

    03/19/2011 1:49:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    Inside Catholic ^ | March 19, 2011 | Thomas F. Madden
    Many historians had been trying for some time to set the record straight on the Crusades -- misconceptions are all too common. These historians are not revisionists, but mainstream scholars offering the fruit of several decades of very careful, very serious scholarship. For them, current interest is a "teaching moment," an opportunity to explain the Crusades while people are actually listening. It won't last long, so here goes. With the possible exception of Umberto Eco, medieval scholars are not used to getting much media attention. We tend to be a quiet lot (except during the annual bacchanalia we call...
  • Martyrs of Otranto

    11/02/2007 6:14:01 AM PDT · by Publius64 · 1 replies · 119+ views
    The Forum ^ | November 2, 2007 | James Maldonado Berry
    "I give thanks to Muhammad who has given us this splendid victory; but I pray that he will permit me to live long enough to capture and subjugate Old Rome as I have New Rome." - Sultan Mehmet II after conquering Constantinople
  • Crusades: Truth and Black Legend

    06/17/2002 11:53:30 AM PDT · by robowombat · 21 replies · 1,113+ views
    ZENIT ^ | 27 JUL 1999 | Vittorio Messori
    Crusades: Truth and Black Legend Italian Writer Vittorio Messori Joins Debate ROME, 27 JUL 1999 (ZENIT). Debate over the nature of the Crusades has not abated in this 900th anniversary year of the first Crusade. At the end of the millennium it might well be exacerbated by lack of understanding between the West and Islam. According to Italian Catholic writer Vittorio Messori, the Enlightenment cast a "black legend" shadow on the Crusades, and used it as a weapon in its psychological war against the Roman Catholic Church. In an article in "Corriere della Sera," Italy's most important newspaper, Messori wrote,...
  • Mayor's Mom Says She 'Hates' Alamo

    05/13/2010 6:39:52 AM PDT · by laotzu · 151 replies · 3,017+ views
    KSAT ^ | 5/12/10 | Charles Gonzales
    SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro was recently profiled in the New York Times, which referenced him as the next national Hispanic leader and perhaps president. "It's been a very promising response," said Castro. "It's a very flattering article." But comments he didn't make could draw some strong opinions. His mother, Rosie Castro, had strong words when asked about her memories of the Alamo, a symbol of Texas independence. "They used to take us there when we were school children," Perez told the Times. "They told us how glorious that battle was. When I grew up, I learned...
  • China tells Obama and Clinton to shut up and they say “Yes sir!”

    08/11/2012 8:11:45 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | August 11th, 2012 | Jim Emerson
    Last week during an East Asia Summit meeting in Phnom Penh, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tried to stand fast and use diplomacy to resolve claims over territorial waters in the South China Sea. China has insisted that it had “’indisputable sovereignty’ over Islands that are claimed by Vietnam to the Scarborough Shoal near the Philippines. They include Islands near Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan. Secretary Clinton urged the nations to collectively negotiate with the Chinese regarding territorial waters. China wanted bilateral talks with each country where they felt they can intimate the nations into surrounding territorial claims without much...
  • China media tell U.S. to "shut up" over South China Sea tensions

    08/05/2012 10:12:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Aug 6, 2012 12:25am EDT | (Reporting by Chris Buckley; Editing by Michael Perry)
    China's state-run media ramped up condemnation of the United States on Monday over tensions in the South China Sea, with the Communist Party's top newspaper telling Washington to "Shut up" and charging it with "fanning flames" of division in the region. The Chinese Foreign Ministry's over the weekend condemned a U.S. State Department statement that said Washington was closely monitoring territorial disputes in the South China Sea, and that China's establishment of a military garrison for the area risks "further escalating tensions in the region". The mosaic of rival territorial claims in the South China Sea has become Asia's worst...
  • Growing Ties with Hanoi May Draw U.S. Deeper into South China Sea Dispute

    07/29/2012 12:51:30 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 27 replies
    During his visit to Vietnam in early June, U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta displayed eagerness to have the U.S. military return to the bases it once occupied at Cam Ranh Bay. The Pentagon lost its foothold there when South Vietnam fell to communist forces in the mid-1970s, and military officials have longed to regain access. Once Washington established diplomatic relations with Hanoi in 1995, that objective seemed to be an attainable goal rather than a hopeless wish. The Vietnamese government, worried about China’s growing power in the region, may now be receptive to a renewed U.S. military presence at...
  • US, China square off over South China Sea

    07/12/2012 2:17:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 12, 2012 | BRADLEY KLAPPER
    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The Obama administration pressed Beijing on Thursday to accept a code of conduct for resolving territorial disputes in the resource-rich South China Sea, a difficult U.S. mediation effort that has faced resistance from the communist government. It has endeared the U.S., however, to once-hostile countries in Southeast Asia. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' annual conference. Sitting across from each other at a long table in a grand hall with chandeliers, Clinton stressed the different ways Washington...
  • Can't We All Just Obey China?

    08/07/2012 7:37:14 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 52 replies
    Strategy Page ^ | August 7, 2012 | Strategy Page
    China recently declared that most of the 3.5 million square kilometers South China Sea had become Sansha, the latest Chinese city. The area China claims is within the city limits comprises over two million square kilometers of largely open ocean and a few hundred tiny islands and reefs, many of which are only above water during low tide. Sansha is administered from one of the Paracel islands (Woody Island). The U.S. government responded by asking that China obey international law. China currently claims South China Sea areas close to neighboring nations, except for areas about 22 kilometers from the coast....
  • China: HK, Taiwan, mainland activists plan to land on Diaoyu islands

    08/13/2012 7:25:18 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    HK, Taiwan, mainland activists plan to land on Diaoyu islands A Hong Kong activist group set sail on Sunday for the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea, known as the Senkaku in Japan, in an attempt to join forces with counterparts from the mainland China and Taiwan to assert China's sovereignty over the islands. The official Global Times reported that the Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands set sail at noon from the Tsim Sha Tsui pier in Hong Kong with four crewmembers and 11 activists aboard, including one Macanese and one mainland Chinese. Chan Miu-tak, chairman of...
  • Beijing Proves Its Aggressive Intentions

    07/27/2012 6:34:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 26, 2012 | Michael Auslin
    ........This week, Beijing set up a new provincial-level city government to administer all its island claims in the South China Sea, as well as administer all the waters in the Sea, and “elected” a mayor for its insta-city of Sansha. The new governing council will represent approximately 1,100 Chinese residents of three island groups, all of which are claimed by multiple countries, including Taiwan, the Philippines, and Vietnam, in addition to China. The real news, however, is that Beijing is also setting up a military garrison on Yongxing Island, which is also claimed by Vietnam. The garrison will serve “self-defense”...
  • Beijing tells US to 'shut up' over South China Sea tensions

    08/06/2012 2:09:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    The Telegraph - UK ^ | August 6, 2012
    The Chinese Foreign Ministry's over the weekend condemned a U.S. State Department statement that said Washington was closely monitoring territorial disputes in the South China Sea, and that China's establishment of a military garrison for the area risks "further escalating tensions in the region". The mosaic of rival territorial claims in the South China Sea has become Asia's worst potential military flashpoint. Beijing has said its disputes with Vietnam, the Philippines and other southeast Asian claimants should be settled one-on-one, and it has bristled at U.S. backing for a multilateral approach to solving the overlapping claims. "We are entirely entitled...
  • TURKEY: Erdogan 'cat' cartoon row rekindled (No freedom, No liberty, No justice in Turkey)

    04/04/2006 12:34:33 AM PDT · by Wiz · 1 replies · 259+ views
    AKI ^ | 2006 Apr 3
    Istanbul, 3 April (AKI) - A row between Turkey's cartoonists and the prime minister Recep Tayyip was reignited after a lawyer representing the Turkish leader on Monday appealed against a February ruling that dismissed the premier's complaint against a magazine which had published satirical drawings of him. Early last year, Turkish magazine Penguen, published a set of sketches featured the prime minister's face on the bodies of various animals. The cartoons were published to protest against the successful suing by Erdogan of Musa Kart, a cartoonist working on the newspaper Cumhuriyet. An Ankara court ordered Kart to pay a 5,000...
  • american imperialists deserve eminent domain (zot, troll goes sparko)

    07/05/2005 8:45:02 AM PDT · by 1eyedkitty · 62 replies · 1,816+ views
    jogier H.
    I think you stupud amerikans deserved this for a long time. Ever since you settled down in other peoples property you have been commiting ethnic cleansing and genocide against people just because they weren't white or as savy as you are. What ever to private property rights for the original inhabitants of the land? In Sweeden we don't do things like that. You forced them out at gunpoint and now you whine about Walmart taking away your homes for it's own benefit the same way. I hope you lose your land and live in the streets and die you fat...
  • Human Starvation Experiments by UNIT 731 of the Japanese Imperial Army (Scientific Results)

    03/30/2005 7:30:24 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 86 replies · 2,480+ views
    Unit 731 of the Imperial Japanese Army; Human Experimentation ^ | 30 March 2005 | AmericanInTokyo (w/references)
    IMPERIAL JAPANESE CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY: Witness Account "C" Test How Long a Human Being Could Survive With Just Water and Biscuits Imperial Japanese Medical Orderly Ishibashi witnessed: (Translation) "I saw the malnutrition experiments. They were conducted by the project team under the technician Yoshimura. He was a civilian project team under the technician Yoshimura. He was a civilian member of Unit 731. The purpose of the experiments, I believe, was to find out how long a human being could survive just with water and biscuits. Two individuals were used for this experiment. They continuously circled a prescribed course within...