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  • "Denton County Man Held in Torture that Killed Puppy" (dragged, doused with gasoline, set on fire)

    04/27/2006 8:37:17 AM PDT · by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL · 67 replies · 1,942+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | Thu, Apr. 27, 2006 | BILL MILLER
    A man suspected of burning and stabbing a pit bull puppy that later died was arrested early Thursday, according to reports. Deshann Brown, 21, was arrested shortly after midnight in Corinth, a community in Denton County, and charged with animal cruelty, according to a report from NBC 5. The 10-month-old puppy, named Mercy, died Sunday despite efforts to save her from extensive injuries. She had been cut, stabbed, doused with gasoline and set afire. At one point last week, her caretakers said she had experienced a comfortable night and was eating. Mercy was found about two weeks ago in a...
  • Mercy Humanitarian Mission to Begin (USNS Mercy (T-AH 19))

    04/19/2006 5:37:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 274+ views
    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (NNS) -- The U.S. Naval hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) is scheduled to depart its San Diego homeport April 24, in support of a five-month humanitarian assistance mission to the Western Pacific and Southeast Asia. Following logistics stops along the way, Mercy should arrive in the Philippines in mid- to late May. The ship’s mission is being coordinated with host nations in the region and is being carried out in conjunction with non-governmental relief organizations to provide medical, dental and other humanitarian assistance programs ashore and afloat. “The deployment of USNS Mercy to Southeast Asia and...
  • Coalition mercy missions: Bringing heroes home

    02/23/2006 9:46:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 281+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Feb 23, 2006 | Staff Sgt. Melissa Koskovich
    SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- The thunder of the C-130 Hercules engine vibrates through the cabin as the aircraft lifts off of the runway. Today’s mission is different than most. Today, Australians and Americans leave pallets and passengers behind, making room to gather the wounded and bring them back home. Affectionately called “the mercy channel,” this weekly mission pairs a Royal Australian Air Force C-130J and aircrew with a U.S. Air Force medical team. Moving more than 1,883 patients since August, these missions travel throughout Iraq and Kuwait, gathering injured servicemembers and delivering them to higher care facilities. “The patients we...
  • The Case of Mercy Versus Justice

    01/28/2006 8:49:33 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 4 replies · 339+ views
    The Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 1/28/2006 | Paul Prather
    case of mercy versus justiceBy Paul PratherHERALD-LEADER CONTRIBUTING COLUMNIST The Jewish prophet Micah said this: "And what does the lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." That statement seems as pertinent today, and as complicated, as it must have sounded several thousand years ago. We're at war with terrorists who intend to destroy us. We deal daily with less dangerous, but infuriating, annoyances: self- serving politicians, crooked business partners, drug users, crabby spouses. Meanwhile, God requires us to demonstrate justice, mercy and humility -- all at the same time....
  • Reporter's mom asks for mercy

    01/20/2006 1:17:27 AM PST · by familyop · 30 replies · 680+ views
    Washington Post by way of Seattle Times ^ | 20JAN06 | Ellen Knickmeyer
    BAGHDAD, Iraq — The mother of an American journalist kidnapped in Iraq appealed for her daughter's life on Thursday, the eve of a deadline set by her captors for the release of all women in U.S. custody in the country. "Taking vengeance on my innocent daughter, who loves Iraq and its people, will not create justice," Mary Beth Carroll said in a message aimed at the gunmen holding Jill Carroll, 28. Sunni Muslim leaders in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East joined intensifying calls for mercy. But as new video images emerged Thursday of the pale, dark-haired woman surrounded...
  • 'We Will Cut Them Until Iran Asks For Mercy'

    01/14/2006 5:46:28 PM PST · by blam · 66 replies · 1,910+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-15-2006 | Massoud Ansari
    'We will cut them until Iran asks for mercy' By Massoud Ansari (Filed: 15/01/2006) Deep in the lawless triangle connecting Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan, eight terrified Iranian soldiers are being held hostage by a Sunni group that is vowing to "slaughter" them if Teheran does not bow to its demands. "We will chop their heads once our deadline is over," Abdul Hameed Reeki, chief spokesman of the Jundallah or Brigade of God group, told the Sunday Telegraph, slowly drawing an index finger across his neck to demonstrate the seriousness of his intent. The deadline for the men is tomorrow. The...
  • (U.S.) Army's mercy mission to save baby

    01/02/2006 9:11:04 AM PST · by xzins · 48 replies · 857+ views
    The Australian ^ | 2 Jan 06 | Reuters, AFP
    Army's mercy mission to save baby January 02, 2006 ATLANTA: An Iraqi baby with a life-threatening birth defect has arrived in the US for medical treatment after being sent by American soldiers who found her during a raid on her family's home. Three-month-old Baby Noor, as she is called in the US media, was taken by ambulance to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia, a pediatric hospital that is donating surgery and other care for the infant. Noor al-Zahra was born with spina bifida, a birth defect in which the spinal column fails to completely close, leaving part of the spinal...
  • Under Three Trees

    12/05/2005 7:42:40 AM PST · by GAB-1955 · 11 replies · 393+ views
    Original | 12/05/2005 | Greg Baker
    Elijah, mighty man of God, Sat under a broom tree, Feeling sorry for himself. He was all alone, Fleeing from Jezebel, Despite the fire from heaven on Mount Carmel. But God spoke to him, saying “Eat and drink, and keep moving, Seven thousand have not bent the knee to Baal.” Jonah, preacher to Nineveh, Sat under a gourd, Feeling sorry for himself For Nineveh would not be destroyed Which was his heart’s desire But God spoke to him, Saying, “And should I not feel sorry for them? They do not know Me.” Jesus, son of Joseph, Knelt in a garden,...
  • No Fault Forgiveness Is Fatal (Ilana Mercer On Why Justice Must Precede Mercy Alert)

    11/25/2005 1:34:08 AM PST · by goldstategop · 7 replies · 838+ views ^ | 11/25/05 | Ilana Mercer
    Shortly after Michael and Cathryn Borden of Lititz, Pa., were slain by their daughter's boyfriend (David Ludwig), family and clergy – at least those who presented themselves to the media – indicated their readiness to forgive little Lizzie, I mean Kara Borden. Forgiveness at least implies some acknowledgment of wrongdoing. The media, for the most, wouldn't even impugn the girl. After the shootings, Borden hopped into her beau's get-away car. She told him she wanted to "get as far away as possible, get married and start a new life." Only after Borden was confronted with surveillance cameras did she confess...
  • Lawyers want Mercy sanctioned (malpractice case against hospital)

    09/14/2005 5:21:52 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 18 replies · 551+ views
    Times Leader ^ | 9/14/2005 | DAVID WEISS
    Attorneys for the parents of a deceased 4-year-old boy say hospital intimidated witness. WILKES-BARRE (PA) – Officials from Mercy Hospital used “threats and intimidation” toward a former employee expected to offer testimony criticizing the hospital’s treatment of a 4-year-old boy who later died, attorneys said. The attorneys, from the law firm of Hourigan, Kluger and Quinn, called the hospital’s acts “scare tactics” used to intimidate the witness, former nurse Andrea Shaw, as part of the its ongoing effort to hide the improper care the hospital staff provided to the boy, leading to his death. The claim came from attorney Michelle...
  • Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy

    09/03/2005 10:33:19 AM PDT · by Teófilo · 12 replies · 634+ views
    Folks, in view of our recent national tragedy, I want to reproduce for you the Catholic Encyclopedia's article on the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy and remind all of us that this teaching has never, ever has gone out of style. It remains a divine mandate that we pursue these works of mercy every way we can: Mercy as it is here contemplated is said to be a virtue influencing one's will to have compassion for, and, if possible, to alleviate another's misfortune. It is the teaching of St. Thomas Aquinas that although mercy is as it were the...
  • New Orleans Residents: God's Mercy Evident in Katrina's Wake

    09/02/2005 4:48:45 PM PDT · by MikeJ75 · 38 replies · 829+ views
    Agape Press ^ | September 2, 2005 | Jody Brown and Allie Martin
    (AgapePress) - Two Christian leaders in New Orleans are testifying to God's mercy in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. One suggests that the death toll could have been much higher had it not been for God's mercy -- and the other that God may have used the hurricane to purge wickedness from the city. Chuck Kelley is president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, with facilities located near the southern banks of Lake Pontchartrain and in Chalmette, east of the city. Baptist Press reports that Kelley now finds himself homeless and with only a few personal belongings following Hurricane Katrina's...

    07/29/2005 6:03:09 PM PDT · by servant675 · 40 replies · 1,624+ views
    Catholic Messages USA - Resources/News/Directory ^ | To be published on my website | Vincent Bemowski
    WILL SUICIDE BOMBERS OBTAIN HEAVEN? Those who seek to terrorize others by killing themselves along with innocent people can never be assured of reaching Heaven. Among those in the Sacred Scriptures who committed suicide is Judas. And through the Word of God we know he lost his soul: “And Satan entered into Judas, who was surnamed Iscariot, one of the twelve” (Luke 22:3). “And he indeed hath possessed a field of the reward of iniquity, and being hanged (Judas hung himself), burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out....So that the field is called....’The field of blood‘”...
  • Senior Police Commander On Film – Calls to Beat Disengagement Opponents Without Mercy

    07/24/2005 9:04:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 685+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Jul 22, '05 | staff
    ( Channel 10 TV on Friday night will air its video footage depicting Negev police commander Brigadier-General Miso Shacham. Speaking to the area border police commander, Shacham is recorded instructing his forces to beat anyone who breaks away from the Kfar Maimon group, seeking to enter Gush Katif. He called for the indiscriminate use of the water cannon, giving him authority to do so without hesitation or approval, as well as telling him to use batons and “hit them hard, blows to the lower extremities to teach them a lesson”. The documented footage includes a fair share of vulgarities and...
  • God Names Me His Beneficiary! (Tozer)

    05/13/2005 9:13:11 PM PDT · by Choose Ye This Day · 7 replies · 117+ views
    I Call It Heresy! ^ | A. W. Tozer
    God Names Me His Beneficiary! Into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. (1 Peter 1:4) I'M A RICH MAN - God Himself has named me His beneficiary! I came to the conclusion long ago that a Christian who places a proper value upon the true riches of eternity will have little inclination to fret and worry about being remembered here in some relative's last will and testament. Peter deals with this matter of the reality of the divine benefits, describing our future inheritance with the words "that can never perish, spoil or fade." He indicates that those...
  • Pray for President Bush - Day 1658

    04/02/2005 11:59:21 AM PST · by Faith · 13 replies · 317+ views ^ | April 2, 2005 | Faith
    Isaiah 55:7-9 Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts, and let him return unto the Lord, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God; for He will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
  • Terri and Divine Mercy Novena Day 7

    03/31/2005 7:16:29 PM PST · by Siobhan · 31 replies · 525+ views
    EWTN ^ | JMJ 31 March A.D. 2005/1 April A.D. 2005 | Siobhan
    Seventh Day Today bring to Me the Souls who especially venerate and glorify My Mercy*, and immerse them in My mercy. These souls sorrowed most over my Passion and entered most deeply into My spirit. They are living images of My Compassionate Heart. These souls will shine with a special brightness in the next life. Not one of them will go into the fire of hell. I shall particularly defend each one of them at the hour of death. Most Merciful Jesus, whose Heart is Love Itself, receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those...
  • Terri Schiavo, Martyr

    03/31/2005 3:39:17 PM PST · by tcg · 60 replies · 1,582+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | March 31, 2005 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Terri Schiavo, Martyr, By: Deacon Keith Fournier © Third Millennium, LLC The news out of Pinellas Park, Florida breaks the hearts of all decent people. It should shake us to the core. Terri Schiavo is dead, intentionally deprived of food and water, with the force of the raw power of government holding the hands of the executioners. She was killed deliberately, by starvation and dehydration. No Court, Legislative body or Chief Executive had the courage to stop this killing. She was deprived of her substantive due process rights by every branch of government. Terri was not dying. She was not...
  • American Hero Hung Out To Dry (Bob Lonsberry)

    03/29/2005 5:32:00 AM PST · by jigsaw · 20 replies · 1,211+ views ^ | March 29, 2005 | Bob Lonsberry
    He was the commander of the Aggressors. An ass-kicking group of tankers out of the 1st Armored Division. He got the bullet hole in his flak vest the old fashioned way – in the dark of the night on some Iraqi back street. And when Najaf fell he was the one who told the world about the 40 insurgents they had to take out to make it so. He’s on trial this week. For something just short of murder. His name is Capt. Roger Maynulet. A 30-year-old out of the ROTC program at Champaign-Urbana. By all accounts he is a...
  • Pray for President Bush - Day 1652 - Resurrection Sunday

    03/27/2005 11:31:12 AM PST · by Faith · 19 replies · 508+ views ^ | March 27, 2005 | Faith
    John 20: 1-16 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb and we don’t know where they have put him!”So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent over and looked in at the...
  • The Politics of the Schiavo Case

    03/26/2005 7:11:57 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 8 replies · 556+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 4 April 2005 | Jeffrey Bell & Frank Cannon
    IN HER 1993 NOVEL The Children of Men, P.D. James depicts the world of 2021. A mysterious infection has rendered humanity infertile--the last baby is believed to have been born in 1995--yet British authorities move forward with their program of "voluntary" euthanasia for the elderly and others who cannot meet society's standards for "quality of life." The euthanasia program, called the Quietus, involves an inspirational, music-accompanied mass march into the sea, and is depicted by the authorities as pleasant, gentle, even euphoric. But a single old woman changes her mind at the last minute, and has to be clubbed to...
  • (Vanity)President Bush Could Pardon Schiavo !

    03/25/2005 10:00:29 AM PST · by SENTINEL · 103 replies · 1,466+ views
    25 Mar 05 | SENTINEL
    I see no reason whatsoever that President Bush could not use his Presidential Pardon power to pardon Terri Schiavo. Our founding fathers granted the presidnet this power to protect the individual against evil in the judiciary. No mention is made between civil or criminal cases, and the only recourse from those opposed is the ballot box or impeachment.President Bush could pardon Terri Shiavo, pick her up in the presidential helicopter, and keep her in the Lincoln bedroom to guarantee her safety during rehabilitation. Terri's mother could file for divorce on her behalf. With access to Terri, the news media and...
  • Not a Mercy But a Sin

    03/25/2005 3:32:05 AM PST · by xzins · 3 replies · 171+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | Chris Armstrong
    p> The matter is admittedly not simple. But the Christian church has, at least until recent decades, spoken on it with a fairly unified voice. Here as in other issues related to human life and sexuality, the Roman Catholic Church has done a good job of defining and sticking by its official position. On the other hand, at the grassroots, more conservative Protestants than Catholics or any other group of Christians have taken an uncompromising position against euthanasia—to put it in the language of the Catholic Catechism, "an act or omission which, of itself or by intention, causes death in...

    03/22/2005 3:15:15 PM PST · by gentlestrength · 83 replies · 1,284+ views
    3/22/05 | gentlestrength
    WHAT BETTER WAY TO SPEND EASTER WEEK??? Everyone GO and try to give Terri water in person. They've already arrested one Catholic worker. Four other Saturday or Sunday. Are there only five trying? Imagine if by tonight tens and hundreds of THOUSANDS are showing up being arrested as they try to give this innocent woman water. And tomorrow. And the next day.
  • Prayers For Terri

    03/21/2005 7:04:27 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 11 replies · 210+ views
    Knitting A Conundrum
    Prayer for Terri Schiavo and the Schindlers In to your hands, O Lord, we commit our dear sister Terri and her loving family. Strengthen them, O Lord, for the days and tasks ahead, open the doors that the dark one has tried to shutter close and have mercy on this family. Bring mercy and wisdom to the minds of those who deal with her. May the judges who wrestle with these issues be gifted with respect for mercy and life. Terri and her family are such a symbol of life, of it's preciousness, and of the evil that men do...
  • Prayer request for a friend's mom who died today

    03/06/2005 5:09:19 PM PST · by AAABEST · 8 replies · 187+ views
    Please pray for a friend's mom who has died. She was very dear to him and raised him to be a good Christian. He is a FReeper (sock). There is also a thread on Angelqueen where he frequents if you would like to post there.
  • Trial set for captain accused of killing badly-injured Iraqi - Capt. Maynulet (murder vs mercy)

    02/26/2005 5:36:37 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 31 replies · 1,099+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Stars and Stripes | Kevin Dougherty
    The court-martial of a 1st Armored Division captain accused of murdering an Iraqi man last year is set to begin March 28, according to Army officials. If coverage of the preliminary hearings last fall is any indication, the trial of Capt. Rogelio M. Maynulet should generate great interest among servicemembers and the media. Some view the case as “an act of mercy” to a dead or dying man, while Army prosecutors maintain it was murder. Maynulet is charged with premeditated murder and dereliction of duty relating to the May 21 death of a man believed to be associated with the...
  • The Terrors of the Damned: A Tour of Hell

    01/18/2005 1:28:14 AM PST · by Gamecock · 18 replies · 937+ views
    A Putitan's Mind ^ | Dr. C. Matthew McMahon
    The Terrors of the Damned: A Tour of Hell, Luke 12:1-5 by Dr. C. Matthew McMahon 1 In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. 2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. 3 Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear...
  • 1st AD captain to face court-martial in shooting death (mercy killing?) of wounded Iraqi man

    12/08/2004 6:38:37 PM PST · by xzins · 26 replies · 880+ views
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 8 Dec 04 | Jason Chudy and Kent Harris and The Associated Press
    1st AD captain to face court-martial in shooting death of wounded Iraqi man Stars and Stripes European edition, Wednesday, December 8, 2004 A 1st Armored Division officer will stand trial on a charge that he fatally shot an unarmed, wounded Iraqi man while his unit was deployed downrange. Capt. Rogelio M. Maynulet, 29, of Chicago, now assigned to the division’s Headquarters and Headquarters Company, will be court-martialed on charges of assault with intent to commit murder and dereliction of duty, according to a 1st AD news release. He faces a maximum combined sentence of 20½ years in prison, said Maj....
  • Pray for President Bush - Day 1487 (Election Countdown - 20 days)

    10/13/2004 3:34:52 PM PDT · by kayak · 22 replies · 452+ views
    Pray for President Bush ^ | 10/13/04 | kayak
    Ephesians 5: 8-13 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.
  • Woman who had five abortions says Project Rachel saved her

    09/28/2004 3:54:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies · 1,369+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | September 28, 2004 | Amy Guckeen
    MILWAUKEE (CNS) -- When she was 20, at a time when most young people are on the cusp of life, Yvonne Florczak-Seeman wanted nothing more than to end her life. That was until she found out about Project Rachel, founded in Milwaukee in 1984 by Vicki Thorn to offer post-abortion reconciliation and healing. Florczak-Seeman was in her second trimester of pregnancy and had decided to have an abortion; it would be her fifth abortion since her 16th birthday. "To me they were just fetuses," she said. "I was in total denial. ... I knew the routine, (I) lined up on...
  • Archbishop Sheen Today! -- Fountain of mercy

    09/23/2004 8:46:42 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 10 replies · 357+ views
    Catholic Online (Renew America web site) ^ | September 21, 2004 | Barbara Kralis
    Archbishop Sheen Today! -- Fountain of mercy Barbara Kralis Barbara Kralis September 21, 2004 © Catholic Online 2004 What does the Church mean when she uses this theological phrase, 'Fons Misericordiae' or 'Fountain of Mercy? Let us first look at the Church's definition of mercy: "A moral virtue that prompts its owner to have compassion for and to succour those in spiritual or temporal want." Mercy is the one distinctive virtue of being a Christian — to be a Christian is to be merciful. Furthermore, Clemency (mercy) together with charity is a requirement to perform the necessary Spiritual and Corporal...
  • Is There Any Value in Being a Calvinist?

    07/01/2004 1:16:43 PM PDT · by Frapster · 65 replies · 383+ views
    07/01/2004 | Frapster
    Why I Am Not a Calvinist I debated several different titles in regards to this particular subject and too many of them failed to convey the true gist of what I wanted to communicate. However, I recognize that this title creates an air of controversy that the careless reader might stumble over - but I have decided that any injury they might receive is more a product of their unrelenting agenda than it is a result of reading the following few paragraphs. I am not a Calvinist first and foremost for one reason – I find no value in saying...
  • Return of Sovereignty Means 'Hopeful Day' for Iraq

    06/28/2004 9:07:30 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 14 replies · 2,177+ views
    DoD-AFPS ^ | June 28, 2004 | Jim Garamone
    Return of Sovereignty Means 'Hopeful Day' for Iraq By Jim GaramoneAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, June 28, 2004 – The dedication and sacrifice of the U.S. military "has brought us to this hopeful day" of post-Saddam Hussein Iraq becoming a sovereign nation, President Bush said today during a short speech in Istanbul, Turkey, where he is attending the NATO Summit. Sovereignty transferred to the interim Iraqi government from the Coalition Provisional Authority, which has run the country for 14 months, two days ahead of schedule in a brief ceremony today. Bush said this is a day "of great hope...
  • Urgent Prayer Request

    05/07/2004 8:32:09 AM PDT · by cielo · 42 replies · 349+ views
    Katherine Onstad is in MD Anderson in Houston, after being diagnosed with brain tumors 2 days ago. Katherine is a 27 year old mother of one son. If you all could please stop what you are doing at 3PM each day and call on our heavenly father to beg for mercy through the blood of Jesus, for Kate and her family. Just a minute or two of your time would mean the world to her family. If you could recite "Eternal Father I offer you the body, blood, soul and divinity of your dearly beloved Son our Lord Jesus Christ...
  • A Gay Savior?

    04/08/2004 7:31:57 PM PDT · by JAFid79 · 2 replies · 123+ views
    Fidler On The Roof ^ | 4/8/04 | Julie Anne Fidler
    It seems we serve a multi-purpose Jesus. Anyone can take the texts of Scripture and form it into any mold they choose. Jesus flipped over tables in the temple. Maybe Jesus had anger management issues? If it sounds ridiculous, that's because it is.

    03/20/2004 1:27:08 PM PST · by roughrider · 120+ views
    The self-righteous man, like the Pharisee, gains nothing. He merely reinforces his own opinions and is left alone inside his own thoughts. He tells God, "I give you thanks that I am not like the rest of men." He himself has said it; nobody is his brother. The Publican, on the other hand, is a true man. He lives life at its depths and understands his own poverty. In front of the Almighty, he can only ask for mercy. The Publican teaches us that it is precisely mercy, not man's conduct, that characterizes his relationship with the Infinite. There is...
  • Do you have questions about 'The Passion of The Christ'?

    03/02/2004 7:19:12 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 5 replies · 265+ views
    There is one supremely urgent question in life which every person must answer. It was asked by Jesus Himself: "But who do you say that I am?" (Matthew 16:15). It is finally not "What do others say?" but "What do you say?" That alone really counts.On the surface it is admittedly a strange question. Indeed, coming from the lips of anyone but Jesus of Nazareth it would seem absurd. "Who am I?" asked by someone else could not even be taken seriously. "Why, of course, you are a man, a human being, just like all other human beings—who do you...
  • Divine Mercy in the Lord of the Rings (article by Joseph Pearce)

    11/06/2003 7:47:49 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 100 replies · 864+ views
    Friends of Mercy Newsletter - Vol. 15, No. 7 | November/December 2003 | Joseph Perace
    Divine Mercy in the Lord of the Ringsby Joseph Pearce The Return of the King, the final part of Peter Jackson's blockbuster film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, will be let loose on an expectant nation this December. During the coming months, it will be watched by millions of movie-goers throughout the world, most of whom will be unaware that they are watching a film version of a fundamentally religious and Catholic work. The work's author, J.R.R. Tolkien, was a lifelong devout Catholic who poured his Catholic heart into the writing of the myth that is now...
  • Medical Experts Contend Schiavo Won't `Feel A Thing

    10/16/2003 5:36:57 AM PDT · by Don Joe · 172 replies · 400+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | Oct 16, 2003 | DAVID SOMMER
    Medical Experts Contend Schiavo Won't `Feel A Thing' By DAVID SOMMER Published: Oct 16, 2003 PINELLAS PARK - Even if Terri Schiavo does experience hunger, medical protocol calls for pain medication to keep her comfortable during her last days, experts said Wednesday. As with every other issue surrounding the more than 5- year-old legal fight over the 39- year-old woman's fate, the two sides disagree on what will happen now that her feeding tube has been removed. Bob and Mary Schindler contend their daughter is in for a protracted and agonizing death. Their attorney, Pat Anderson, has repeatedly referred...
  • Justice Kennedy's New Move Left: Soft on Crime

    08/17/2003 12:41:26 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 22 replies · 202+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 08-15-03 | Sowell, Thomas
    Justice Kennedy's New Move Left: Soft on Crime by Thomas Sowell Posted Aug 15, 2003 Justice Anthony Kennedy won an outburst of applause at a recent meeting of the American Bar Association in San Francisco when he criticized mandatory sentencing laws. "Every day in prison is much longer than any day you’ve ever spent," Justice Kennedy said. "A country which is secure in its institutions and confident in its laws should not be ashamed of the concept of mercy." Two centuries ago, Adam Smith had something to say about mercy as well: "Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the...
  • Showing Elvis Presley Grace: A response to Charles Colson's BreakPoint Commentary

    11/19/2002 10:29:30 AM PST · by xzins · 29 replies · 480+ views
    Showing Elvis grace: A response to Charles Colson's BreakPoint CommentaryBy Steve Beard When Elvis Presley and his crew rolled into Jacksonville, Florida, on August 10, 1956, Judge Marion Gooding had prepared an arrest warrant for Presley charging him with impairing the morals of minors in the event that Elvis swiveled his hips. Young people at the Murray Hill Methodist Church heard Elvis denounced in a sermon entitled, "Hotrods, Reefers, and Rock and Roll." Elsewhere in town, the Rev. Robert Gray, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, offered up prayers for Presley's salvation after declaring that the singer had "achieved a...
  • Miracle Cure Brings Sainthood to Polish Nun (Divine Mercy)

    09/03/2002 12:16:14 PM PDT · by Aliska · 356 replies · 802+ views
    Detroit News via the Washington Post ^ | April 26, 2000 | Carlyle Murphy
    Miracle Cure: Priest's recovery brings sainthood to Polish nun By Caryle Murphy/The Washington Post In 1995, the Rev. Ronald P. Pytel, just 48, had resigned himself to an idle life and early death. His heart was so damaged that simply walking made him winded. His complexion was pallid, his weight a gaunt 140 pounds. His quality of life, he recalls one doctor saying, "wasn't worth a plug nickel." But the pastor of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Baltimore, like many of his parishioners, had long been devoted to Faustina Kowalska, a Polish nun and mystic who died in 1938. At...
  • Arab Christian Clergymen Against Western Christians, Jews, and Israel (Translated Article)

    06/12/2002 1:38:19 PM PDT · by vannrox · 27 replies · 446+ views
    MEMRI Translated from A selection of articles Listed below. | May 1, 2002 | MEMRI Editorial Translation Staff May 31, 2002
    Arab Christian Clergymen Against Western Christians, Jews, and Israel Against the backdrop of the standoff at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, several Arab Christian clergymen - including some heads of various churches - condemned Christians in the West, particularly those in the U.S., as well as Jews and Israel. The following is a review of recent statements made by Arab Christian clergy:Attacks on Christians in the WestFather Manuel Musalam, head of the Latin Church in Gaza, told Palestinian Authority television, "Had we lived in the days when the Church was a [real] Church that controls the world -...