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  • Moses In The Twelfth Dynasty Egyptian Literature, A Reconstruction

    04/22/2014 6:04:40 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies
    Aris M. Hobeth ^ | 2010 | Aris M. Hobeth
    Conventional biblical scholars tentatively position Moses during the Ancient Egyptian New Kingdom reign of Ramses II. Not much evidence supports this view. However, the Egyptian Twelfth Dynasty stories provide so many details which match the Exodus details, that these coincidences strongly suggest that both sources are describing the same events... Amenemhet I - Sehetepibre (1991-1962) First king of the 12th Dynasty... The Story of Sinuhe tells of the events concerning his murder... This is 'the Egyptian' killed by Moses (as Sinuhe) for 'abusing a Hebrew'. He is Moses' half-brother and adoptive step-father. His mother is Nubian. Senusret I - Kheperkare...
  • St. Joseph, Model of Sanctity in Family Life (Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)

    03/19/2014 8:40:41 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 4 replies
    Dignare Me Laudare Te, Virgo Sacrata ^ | n/a | Dom Bernard Maréchaux
    Painting of St. Joseph and the Christ Child from an exhibit of art in the Cusco School style in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC, August 2008 [The following reflection by Dom Bernard Maréchaux is taken from "The Glories of St. Joseph," compiled by the Monks of St. Joseph's Abbey in Flavigny, France.] "Families who wish to be Christian should resort to the patronage of St. Joseph. In this they will receive very special help in order to realize their noble ideal." "'Joseph leads us directly to Mary, and Mary leads us to the source of all holiness,...
  • The Latest Challenge to the Bible's Accuracy: Abraham's Anachronistic Camels?

    02/16/2014 3:48:28 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 33 replies
    christianitytoday.com ^ | February 14, 2014 | Gordon Govier
    Two researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) studied the bones of camels found in an area of ancient copper mines in the Aravah Valley, south of the Dead Sea. Using radiocarbon dating and other techniques, they determined that camels were first used in the mining operations near the end of the 10th century BC. They state that this is the first evidence of domesticated camels in ancient Israel. This would be almost 1,000 years later than the time of the patriarchs, when camels first appear in the Bible. Their study was quickly used to claim that the Bible was written...
  • Camel bones suggest error in Bible, archaeologists say

    02/05/2014 5:24:50 PM PST · by workerbee · 84 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/5/14
    Archaeologists from Israel’s top university have used radiocarbon dating to pinpoint the arrival of domestic camels in the Middle East -- and they say the science directly contradicts the Bible’s version of events. Camels are mentioned as pack animals in the biblical stories of Abraham, Joseph and Jacob, Old Testament stories that historians peg to between 2000 and 1500 BC. But Erez Ben-Yosef and Lidar Sapir-Hen of Tel Aviv University's Department of Archaeology and Near Eastern Cultures say camels weren’t domesticated in Israel until centuries later, more like 900 BC. “In addition to challenging the Bible's historicity, this anachronism is...
  • What we can learn about suffering in the story of Joseph, the Patriarch.

    01/14/2014 2:56:21 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 1/13/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    One of the greatest and most painful of mysteries is the problem of suffering and the broader problem of evil in the world. I was meditating with my Sunday School parents this past weekend on the Old Testament Patriarch Joseph. That story is rich with lessons about family struggles, envy, jealousy, pride, mercy and forgiveness. But the story also has a lot to say about suffering and the way that God can use it to bring blessings.Lets take a moment and consider the problem of suffering and see what Joseph’s life has to teach us. But first we ought to...
  • The Scandal of Jesus’ Birth

    12/26/2012 12:21:18 PM PST · by HarleyD · 34 replies
    Gutenberg College ^ | Dec 22, 2006 | Jack Crabtree
    At Christmas we celebrate Jesus’ birth because no more important human being has ever been born. Jesus is the first-born of all creation, the one individual for whom everything else exists. Jesus is King of kings and Lord of lords, who will rule the coming age as our sovereign ruler. Jesus is more than just a man; he is the translation of the very nature and sovereignty of God Himself into human form—the image of the invisible God, the fullness of God dwelling in human form. Jesus is the supreme prophet, the one whom God sent into the world to...
  • The road to Egypt: job creators in the Ancient World

    12/19/2012 7:30:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 12/19/2012 | DANIEL KAGANOVICH and JEREMY ENGLAND
    In a recent commentary on the Torah portion Parshat Miketz posted in The Times of Israel, Shawn Ruby presents the biblical story of Joseph in Egypt as evidence that having a government-managed economy works. Specifically, he casts Joseph as the first “Keynesian” economist, that is, the first person to realize that a powerful executive with the authority to make economic decisions on behalf of the people can plan consumption patterns more wisely than a group of disorganized individuals, and thereby become the salvation of everyone.Mr. Ruby writes:Whether the famine was supply-side or demand-side in origin, Joseph’s example teaches us...
  • Russian Chief Rabbi, Top Officials Visit Joseph's Tomb

    07/01/2012 2:39:30 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/7/12 | Chana Yaar
    In the late hours of Saturday night, the Chief Rabbi and other high-ranking officials from Russia visited Joseph's Tomb in Samaria. Chief Rabbi of Russia Rabbi Berel Lazar and close associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin made a special trip late Saturday night to visit the Tomb of Joseph in the Samaria city of Shechem, in Shomron. The delegation was hosted at the tomb by Shomron Regional Council head Gershon Mesika, regional Rabbi Eliyakim Levanon, and IDF Chief Rabbi Brigadier-General Rabbi Rafi Peretz. The small group did not hide their joy at having the privilege to be present at the...
  • Father Joseph Bachand: Will you now accuse Pope Benedict XVI of "evil"?

    04/05/2012 6:56:14 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 4 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 5, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Writing for the Associated Press, Nicole Winfield is reporting that, "Pope Benedict XVI issued a blistering denunciation Thursday of priests who have questioned church teaching on celibacy and ordaining women, saying they were being selfish in disobeying his authority. Benedict made the rare and explicit criticism from the altar of St. Peter's Basilica in his homily on Holy Thursday, when priests recall the promises they made when ordained...In his homily, Benedict said the dissidents claim to be motivated by concern for the church. But he suggested that in reality they were just making 'a desperate push to do something to...
  • Joseph's letter home

    12/25/2011 11:40:47 AM PST · by knarf · 11 replies
    This was read today in church
  • PA Hit over Joseph's Tomb Visit

    06/16/2011 11:32:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/6/11
    A Shechem-area coordinating committee criticized the Palestinian Authority Friday for this week's daytime visit to the Tomb of Joseph by members of the Knesset Land of Israel lobby and Samarian leaders, according to the Bethlehem-based Ma'an news agency. An announcement by the committee also expressed anger at the PA for providing security for the visit, calling it an affront to the PA population. Among the groups signing the committee's statement were the Popular Front terror group...
  • Why The Devil Hates Joseph's Tomb...

    By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.(Hebrews 11:22)And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence. So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in...
  • Family Appealing Hospital's Decision on Baby Joseph's Life

    02/28/2011 4:07:00 PM PST · by julieee · 19 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | February 28, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Family Appealing Hospital's Decision on Baby Joseph's Life London, Ontario -- The family of a 13-month-old baby boy says they are appealing the decision by a Canadian hospital to not allow him to have a tracheotomy so they can bring him home as they did eight years ago with their baby daughter Zina. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/02/28/family-appealing-hospitals-decision-on-baby-josephs-life/
  • Canadian Hospital May Still Remove Baby Joseph's Life Support

    02/22/2011 1:45:09 PM PST · by julieee · 4 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | February 22, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Canadian Hospital May Still Remove Baby Joseph's Life Support Windsor, Canada -- A Canadian hospital is still threatening to remove the life support for Baby Joseph Maraachli, a one-year-old boy from Windsor, Ontario, has been at Victoria Hospital in London since October with a rare deteriorating condition that is not improving. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/02/22/canadian-hospital-may-still-remove-baby-josephs-life-support/
  • Remembering the Wives of Joseph Smith: FANNY ALGER ( Joseph Smith Does a Woody Allen? )

    02/16/2011 11:17:28 AM PST · by dragonblustar · 47 replies
    Benjamin Johnson, a close friend of Joseph Smith, described Fanny as, “varry nice and comly, [to whom] everyone Seemed partial for the ameability of her character.” She is generally considered the first plural wife of Joseph Smith. Although undocumented, the marriage of Fanny and Joseph most likely took place in Kirtland, Ohio sometime in 1833. She would have been sixteen years old. At the time, Fanny was living in the Smith home, perhaps helping Emma with house work and the children. Ann Eliza Webb recalls, “Mrs. Smith had an adopted daughter, a very pretty, pleasing young girl, about seventeen years...
  • The missionary who said he would die for China ‘a thousand times over’ (Catholic Caucus)

    01/28/2011 11:28:22 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 3 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | 01/27/2011 | n/a
    Joseph Freinademetz (1852-1908) was a missionary in China. Though often working in acutely hostile conditions – not least during the Boxer Rebellion (1899-1901) – he found himself powerfully drawn to the native population. “Missionary work is useless,” he believed, “if one does not love and is not loved. The greatest scourge for us, as well as for the Chinese, are the crowds of morally inferior Europeans without any religion who swarm all over China. There is no doubt that our heathen Chinese are a hundred times better than these dregs of mankind. “I have come to love my Chinese. I...
  • Was Joseph Really Suspicious of Mary's Pregnancy?

    12/06/2010 11:14:40 AM PST · by Mighty_Quinn · 56 replies · 2+ views
    TheSacredPage.com ^ | 12-6-10 | Michael Barber
    During this Advent/Christmas season we will turn again and again to introductory chapters of Matthew and Luke. Here I'd like to look at one passage in particular. “Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit; 19 and her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to send her away quietly. 20 But as he considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in...
  • Joe Sobran, R.I.P. [Joseph Sobran, 1946 - 2010]

    09/30/2010 7:54:18 PM PDT · by Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo · 155 replies
    Our former NR colleague, Joe Sobran, passed away today after a long battle with a variety of ailments. He was relatively young, just 64, and while physically beaten at the end, he also departed spiritually triumphant.   Surely, in short order, there will be ample reflection — much of it critical — on the hyper-talented, hyper-controversial writer. There will be a recounting of his history at NR, the break, the following years, and Joe’s soured relationship with WFB (happily, they rekindled their friendship before Bill passed away). Good, let’s discuss all that, and more. But later. Right now, let us,...
  • Congressman Anh "Joseph" Cao shies away from partisan debate

    09/02/2010 6:01:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Times-Picayune [New Orleans] ^ | 9/2/10 | Stephanie Grace
    Most Republicans are probably thrilled that their party is in striking distance of regaining its majority in the U.S. House this fall. Yet for Anh "Joseph" Cao, the unlikely first-term GOP congressman from the overwhelmingly Democratic 2nd District, the battle for control could make his already uphill re-election run still more steep. (snip) On a personal level, Cao said, "I love the president, and I believe he truly likes me." Cao said he's visited the White House about 10 times -- not counting the Superbowl party that he missed...
  • Jesus was son of an architect, book claims

    04/07/2010 7:19:43 AM PDT · by Palter · 109 replies · 1,677+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 02 April 2010 | Telegraph
    Jesus was the son of a middle-class, highly educated architect, according to a new book, which claims the previous belief that Joseph worked as a carpenter has distorted the Bible's meaning. The book- The Jesus Discovery- claims that Jesus rose to become the most senior Rabbi of his time, thus explaining how he was able to exert such influence and why his teachings became such a concern to the authorities. Author Dr Adam Bradford, who works as a GP, drew his conclusions after studying and comparing the original Greek and Hebrew scriptures, as well as using human psychology to analyse...
  • Joseph's Song-Michael Card

    12/25/2009 4:03:50 PM PST · by Biggirl · 7 replies · 424+ views
    YouTube ^ | December 25,2009 | Biggirl
    Michael Card's original version of "Joseph's Song".
  • Joseph: The Earthly Father

    12/17/2009 8:52:58 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 229+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 12/17/2009 | Candy Arrington
    Scripture gives just enough information about Joseph to leave us wondering about this behind-the-scenes character in the grand drama of the nativity story. We know Joseph was of the lineage of King David, a devout Jew, a man of integrity, a carpenter, and that he was obedient to God’s instruction. But what were his fears, frustrations, and fulfillments as the adoptive father of God’s only son?
  • Leading Egyptian Daily 'Al-Ahram' Reports: Coins from Era of Biblical Joseph Found in Egypt

    09/25/2009 9:29:35 AM PDT · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 38 replies · 1,662+ views
    MEMRI ^ | September 24, 2009 | Unsigned
    According to a report in the Egyptian daily Al-Ahram, by Wajih Al-Saqqar, archeologists have discovered ancient Egyptian coins bearing the name and image of the Biblical Joseph. Following are excerpts from the article: [1] "Koranic Verses Indicate Clearly That Coins Were Used in Egypt in the Time of Joseph" "In an unprecedented find, a group of Egyptian researchers and archeologists has discovered a cache of coins from the time of the Pharaohs. Its importance lies in the fact that it provides decisive scientific evidence disproving the claim by some historians that the ancient Egyptians were unfamiliar with coins and conducted...
  • Egyptians Say They Found Proof of Biblical Joseph

    09/24/2009 10:05:53 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 34 replies · 2,117+ views
    MEMRI/The Lid ^ | 9/25/09 | The Lid
    Whether you believe that the biblical account of Joseph did happen (or something close to the biblical account), or if you didn't, this account of an Egyptian archeological find in a leading Egyptian Newspaper translated by MEMRI is very cool According to a report in the Egyptian daily Al-Ahram, by Wajih Al-Saqqar, archeologists have discovered ancient Egyptian coins bearing the name and image of the Biblical Joseph.
  • Where's the birth certificate? An interview with Joseph Farah

    07/06/2009 12:55:52 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 90 replies · 1,931+ views
    Orlando Republican Examiner ^ | July 6, 2009 | Blas Padrino
    Joseph Farah is founder, editor and CEO of WorldNetDaily and a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate. He is the author of Taking America Back: A Radical Plan to Revive Freedom, Morality and Justice. He is also the editor of the online intelligence newsletter Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin. He has been at the forefront of the campaign to compel President Obama to release more detailed evidence of the circumstances surrounding his birth and citizenship status. Various other well-known figures, including Alan Keyes and Jerome Corsi have questioned the sufficiency of the evidence released so far. Last week, Mr. Farah was...
  • Swastikas painted on Joseph's Tomb

    04/23/2009 11:10:59 AM PDT · by kellynla · 39 replies · 1,092+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | April 23, 2009 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – Jews who arrived last night to pray at Joseph's Tomb – Judaism's third holiest site – were stunned to learn the structure had been vandalized, with the headstone smashed in and swastikas painted on the walls. "Only barbarians could do such things. People who pathologically disgrace such a holy place don't deserve to be called human beings," said Gershon Mesika, head of the Jewish regional council in the West Bank. Joseph's Tomb is the believed burial place of the biblical patriarch Joseph, the son of Jacob who was sold by his brothers into slavery and later became viceroy...
  • Struggling Through Faith To Faith

    04/12/2009 1:28:02 PM PDT · by Michael Eden · 6 replies · 474+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | April 12, 2009 | Michael Eden
    Faith has disparagingly been characterized as a "crutch" for "weak minds." And on one real level, that is true: every Christian, for example, in exercising faith, has realized that he or she is a spiritually helpless sinner facing a just, holy and morally perfect God. Christianity has been called the only religion in which one must first claim personally helplessness in order to join. If someone wants to trivialize the faith of the Christian as a "crutch," I cannot help but ultimate affirm the characterization. But, for "weak minds"? There I would profoundly disagree. Faith is not a sign of...
  • Saint Joseph: Complete submission to the will of God (Pope Benedict XVI) (Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)

    03/19/2009 6:43:10 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 6 replies · 3,346+ views
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 3/18/2009 | Pope Benedict XVI
    "I ... encourage you to look to Saint Joseph. When Mary received the visit of the angel at the Annunciation, she was already betrothed to Joseph. In addressing Mary personally, the Lord already closely associates Joseph to the mystery of the Incarnation. Joseph agreed to be part of the great events which God was beginning to bring about in the womb of his spouse. He took Mary into his home. He welcomed the mystery that was in Mary and the mystery that was Mary herself. He loved her with great respect, which is the mark of all authentic love. Joseph...
  • St. Joseph as Head of the Holy Family (Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)

    03/04/2009 12:14:29 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 7 replies · 626+ views
    Dignare Me Laudare Te, Virgo Sacrata ^ | 19th century? | Pere Binet, S.J
    Painting of the Holy Family from an exhibit of art in the Cusco School style in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC, August 2008. [The following is excerpted from the book "The Divine Favors Granted to St. Joseph," by Pere Binet, S.J., reprinted by TAN Books, pgs. 59-60, 86-87.] "Let us consider...how, as father and spouse, this incomparable Saint [Joseph] has a right to be honoured by Jesus and Mary, since it is a precept, both natural and divine, that every son must honour his father, every wife her husband. Here Gerson expresses a sweet and loving thought;...
  • BBC has got a Muslim trying to rewrite historic Jewish Jesus from Judea

    12/17/2008 8:56:28 AM PST · by PRePublic · 6 replies · 744+ views
    BBC has got a Muslim trying to rewrite historic Jewish Jesus from Judea (attempting -- to no avail -- to "Arabize"& confuse JUDEA with Arabia...). Accompanied with a typical Islamic-bigotry's bombarding propaganda of the "bad" Israelis that dare to try fight the Arab Muslim (invaders) that terrorize the Jews (with security checkpoints). http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7784227.stm BBC's Aleem Maqbool: The road to Bethlehem
  • Pilgrimage to Roots of Faith and Strife [Jews return to Joseph's Tomb]

    10/24/2008 7:40:43 AM PDT · by Alouette · 3 replies · 316+ views
    NY Times ^ | Oct. 24, 2008 | Isabel Kershner
    NABLUS, West Bank — They came in waves, ardent Jewish settlers, religious women from central Israel, black-clad followers of Hasidic courts and groups of teenage boys and girls, almost a thousand of them in all. Crammed into a dozen buses and escorted by the Israeli military, the Jewish pilgrims slid quietly along deserted streets throughout the early hours of a recent morning while the residents of this Palestinian city, a militant stronghold ruled until recently by armed gangs, slept in their beds. The destination was the holy place known as Joseph’s Tomb, a tiny half-derelict stone compound in the heart...
  • St. Teresa de Avila's Devotion to St. Joseph (Catholic Caucus)

    10/15/2008 12:27:41 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 5 replies · 820+ views
    Dignare Me Laudare Te, Virgo Sacrata ^ | n/a | St. Teresa of Avila
    St. Teresa de Avila (courtesy of Treasures of Grace) [The following quotes from St. Teresa de Avila about her devotion to St. Joseph are taken from her autobiography, and were quoted on St. Teresa of Avila's devotion to St. Joseph.] "I took for my advocate and lord the glorious Saint Joseph and commended myself earnestly to him; and I found that this my father and lord delivered me both from this trouble [a temporary paralysis] and also from other and greater troubles concerning my honor and the loss of my soul, and that he gave me greater blessings than I...
  • Biblical hero Joseph 'was really a Muslim'-Palestinians make astonishing claim

    02/15/2008 4:58:53 AM PST · by SJackson · 265 replies · 276+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | February 14, 2008 | Aaron Klein
    Biblical hero Joseph 'was really a Muslim' Palestinians make astonishing claim, deny they'll help restore burned tomb -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Building at Joseph's Tomb site after Palestinian Authority took control in 2000 . In the wake of an attempt by Palestinians to burn down Joseph's Tomb – Judaism's third holiest site – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah faction issued a statement denying it will help restore the shrine, referring to both the shrine and the biblical patriarch as "Muslim." "Pay no attention to the rumors that we will work with Israel to restore the burial site of the holy Muslim Joseph,"...
  • A little church controversy...what do you think?

    12/26/2007 5:32:03 AM PST · by day10 · 40 replies · 78+ views
    me ^ | 12/26/2007 | day10
    We have a bit of controversy at my church and I thought I'd throw it out there for FReepers to discuss. We had a guest preacher who was trying to make the point that we should not exclude people based on appearance, background, past history, etc., and as an illustration stated that, after all, Joseph and Mary were only living together and were not actually married - would we have excluded them?
  • "You Shall Call His Name Jesus" (Sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Advent)

    12/22/2007 12:03:16 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 6 replies · 408+ views
    December 23, 2007 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “You Shall Call His Name Jesus” (Matthew 1:18-25)“Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”The ancient Romans had a saying, Nomen est omen. Nomen est omen, which means, “The name,” nomen, “is a sign,” an omen. In other words, a person’s name sometimes, mysteriously, is a sign or omen of what is to come for that person. For example, if a little...
  • PA Terror Again Controls Jewish Access to Joseph's Tomb

    05/11/2007 3:13:52 PM PDT · by Alouette · 7 replies · 653+ views
    Israel National News ^ | May 11, 2007 | Hana Levi Julian
    (IsraelNN.com) Several groups of Jewish worshippers are planning to visit the site of the tomb of the biblical Joseph in Shechem this Sunday, despite plans by the IDF to block the pilgrimage. IDF officials said Thursday they are barring Jews from visiting the site next Sunday due to concrete security warnings of terrorist attacks in the area. They also promised they would allow the worshippers to visit the site if and when the security situation changed. Several months ago, 35 MKs signed a letter to the IDF Central Command demanding the army re-open the site and provide proper security for...
  • Sensing Shift in Bush Policy, Another Hawk Leaves (N. Korea fallout)

    03/21/2007 4:21:09 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 779+ views
    NYT ^ | 03/21/07 | DAVID E. SANGER
    Sensing Shift in Bush Policy, Another Hawk Leaves By DAVID E. SANGER Published: March 21, 2007 WASHINGTON, March 20 — Among the hawks in the Bush administration, Robert Joseph long occupied a special perch. Robert Joseph, an arms control expert, is the latest hawk to leave an administration that many conservatives say has lost its clarity of mission. As the architect of much of the administration’s strategy for countering nuclear proliferation, he helped engineer the decision to exit the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, worked secretly to squeeze Libya to give up its nuclear weapons program, and created a loose consortium of...
  • Catholic Prayers for the Modern(ist) Age (Catholic Caucus)

    02/28/2007 8:12:39 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 24 replies · 2,605+ views
    Besides those prayers which every Catholic should know by heart (the Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Apostle's Creed, Salve Regina, Memorare, St. Michael the Archangel prayer, etc.), I highly recommend the following prayers. They are truly prayers for the times. Prayer of Recognition of Christ's Sovereignty O Christ Jesus, I acknowledge Thee as King of the world. All that exists has been created for Thee. Exercise Thy rights upon me. I renew my baptismal vows and renounce Satan with all his works and pomps, and I promise to lead a good Christian life. I particularly promise to do...
  • N. Korea: Something May be Wrong with Kim Jong-il... in Power Struggle or Detained?

    01/25/2007 3:30:04 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 250 replies · 13,039+ views
    JoongAng Ilbo ^ | 01/26/07
    /begin my translation Something’s Wrong with Kim Jong-il... in Power Struggle or Detained? [Newsis[ Quoting a reliable source in S. Korea, Jiji Press of Japan reported on Jan. 26 that there is an intelligence that something may be wrong with Kim Jong-il recently. In its dispatch from Seoul, it reported that Kim Jong-il is not in Pyongyang, and intense power struggle could be going on between factions inside his inner circle. Intelligence outfits of U.S. and S. Korea are now trying to verify this now, according to the report. The source suggests the possibility that something might have happened to...
  • Live With Death; Die With Life

    01/04/2007 4:24:24 PM PST · by APRPEH · 1 replies · 261+ views
    Chabad.org ^ | relevant to the Parsha | Rabbi Shimon Posner
    If you want to know what a bureaucracy does, suggests PJ O'Rourke, watch it when it does nothing. If you want to know what people think about life, watch them when death sticks out his calling card. Many act like it ain't happening. They dress the dead in tuxes and ballroom dresses and do the dead's hair and apply them with make-up. We're here to celebrate a life, they chirp, while the elephant in the room swishes his large head. They exchange stories of (I'm not making this up) the deceased's delicious flanken and chicken soup (we called them Godzilla...
  • “Joseph the Dreamer”

    12/16/2006 7:04:53 PM PST · by xzins · 15 replies · 2,969+ views
    Princeton.edu ^ | Dec 2004 | Tom Breidenthal
    “Joseph the Dreamer” A sermon preached by Dean Tom Breidenthal in the University Chapel, on The Fourth Sunday of Advent. Text: Matthew 1: 18-25 December 19, 2004 We have just heard the beginning of Matthew’s account of the birth of Jesus. But it is not the entire beginning. The absolute beginning is the recitation of a long genealogy that links Abraham to King David, and David to Jesus. Here is how it begins: “An account of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father...
  • St. Joseph - Foster Father of Jesus

    12/12/2006 1:16:04 PM PST · by stfassisi · 32 replies · 2,100+ views
    St. Joseph - Foster Father of Jesus by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. It is remarkable, how little the Holy Spirit says about famous people in the Bible. The classic example of this is Saint Joseph. He is the most prominent saint in the Catholic liturgy after the Blessed Virgin Mary. Yet there is not a single word in the Scriptures quoting Saint Joseph. Our plan here is to identify just five qualities of Saint Joseph. Each quality will be briefly described and then applied to ourselves. Of the twenty five invocations in the Litany of Saint Joseph, the ones...
  • What happened to Joseph the father of Jesus

    12/11/2006 6:29:15 AM PST · by xzins · 758 replies · 14,543+ views
    What happened to Joseph the father of Jesus We know very little about the years of Jesus prior to His public ministry. The gospels are without notation of any childhood events beyond Christ's birth except one reference that is found in Luke. It is the very last time that Joseph, the adoptive father of Jesus, is ever mentioned. Luke 2:41 reads: "Every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover. When he was twelve years old, they went up to the Feast, according to the custom. After the Feast was over, while his parents were returning...
  • SUSPECT KILLS HIMSELF (person of interest in shootings of sex offenders)

    04/16/2006 10:44:58 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 8 replies · 718+ views
    WGME-TV ^ | 06/17/06 | WGME-TV 13 Portland ME
    A spokesman for the Suffolk district attorney says 20-year-old Stephen Marshall shot himself in the head when Boston authorities, acting on a tip from Maine police, climbed on the bus he was riding at about 7:25 PM Sunday night. A spokeswoman at Boston Medical Center says Marshall died at 11:24 PM No passengers were hurt. Five were taken to hospitals to be examined. Maine authorities say Marshall was a person of interest in the deaths of 57-year-old Joseph Gray of Milo and 24-year-old William Elliott of Corinth. Both men are registered sex offenders in Maine. Police say they do not...
  • Study Backs Tradition of Loreto House - Stones in Altar Match Those in Nazareth, It Says

    03/30/2006 5:01:26 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies · 573+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | March 30, 2006
    LORETO, Italy, MARCH 30, 2006 (Zenit.org).- The stones in the Grotto of the Annunciation in Nazareth have the same origin as those of an altar at the Holy House of Loreto, says an archaeological study. Architect Nanni Monelli and Father Giuseppe Santarelli, director of the General Congregation of the Holy House of Loreto, led the study. Their finding has reopened discussion of the historicity of the mysterious transfer of the Holy House of Nazareth to Loreto. According to tradition, the house was translated miraculously from Nazareth to Tersatto (in present-day Croatia) in 1291 and then to Loreto. Giorgio Nicolini, author...
  • Nothing Will Be Denied Him (St. Joseph)

    03/20/2006 8:06:43 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 19 replies · 867+ views
    HLI Newsletter "Spirit and Life" ^ | 3/17/2006 | Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer
    Nothing Will Be Denied HimRev. Thomas J. Euteneuer, President Human Life International When the Lord Jesus ascended to the right hand of the Father accompanied by the mightiest angels in all their glory, a simple, humble man emerged from the multitude of redeemed souls to greet his Lord with deepest joy. As he approached the throne of grace all the angels and souls reverently formed a passage for the man to come into the Lord’s presence. “My son,” said the man, “how is your mother?” “My dear father!” replied the Lord of heaven and earth, “How long I have waited...
  • Quemadmodum Deus - Decree Under Blessed Pius IX, Making St. Joseph Patron of the Church

    03/20/2006 6:04:33 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 9 replies · 870+ views
    Oblates of St. Joseph ^ | December 8, 1870 | n/a
    (On December 8, 1870, The Sacred Congregation of Rites promulgated the following decree, which communicated the decision of Pope Pius IX to declare St. Joseph Patron of the Universal Church, and which also raised St. Joseph’s feast of March 19 to the rank of double of the first class.) QUEMADMODUM DEUS Pope Pius IX As almighty God appointed Joseph, son of the patriarch Jacob, over all the land of Egypt to save grain for the people, so when the fullness of time was come and He was about to send to earth His only-begotten Son, the Savior of the world,...
  • My Liberal Friends

    03/13/2006 7:48:52 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 22 replies · 1,556+ views
    Marietta Daily Journal ^ | 3/13/2006 | Dick Yarborough
    OK, I am going to give most of you the day off. The rest of you need to pay close attention. You have some work to do. A lot of you I know like a book. That comes from almost a decade of responding to your letters and emails on a variety of subjects. You've told me in no uncertain terms that you don't like watching cowboys kiss each other. In fact, watching the media gush over boys marrying boys and girls marrying girls makes you want to upchuck your biscuits and gravy. You don't have much tolerance for those...
  • Grandson Wants Stalin’s Death Probed (But You Know The New York Slimes...)

    03/13/2006 11:50:54 PM PST · by Bender2 · 20 replies · 1,008+ views
    www.einnews.com ^ | 3/2/06 and 3/14/06 | www.einnews.com & Bender2
    Site requires membership to pull up story but here is excerpt... Grandson Wants Russian Authorities to Investigate Stalin’s Death Joseph Stalin’s great-grandson has appealed to the Russian authorities with a request to investigate the circumstances of his great-grandfather’s death, news agencies reported Thursday. “When Stalin was disposed of, Khrushchev, who imagined himself to be a statesman, was able to come to power. His so called activities were nothing but a betrayal of the interests of the state that he headed,” Jacob Jugashvili said in a statement. The betrayal committed in the Kremlin should be judged in the Kremlin, too, he...
  • Clooney film faces censorship (But You Know The New York Slimes...)

    03/09/2006 3:38:57 PM PST · by Bender2 · 45 replies · 1,773+ views
    BBC World Service ^ | 3-8-06 | Julia Wheeler & Bender2
    Clooney film faces censorship (But You Know The New York Slimes...) by Julia Wheeler The film which won George Clooney an Oscar may be banned in one of the countries where it was shot because of political sensitivities. Syriana was partly filmed in the United Arab Emirates. The authorities there are still deciding whether the film, which is a political thriller, will be shown.