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  • Franklin Graham: Pray for Boldness Amid Opposition in Blackpool, England

    09/11/2018 3:25:22 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    billygraham.org ^ | August 6, 2018 | Franklin Graham
    Dear Friend, Blackpool, a city in Lancashire on England’s northwest coast, desperately needs a message of hope. But some in Blackpool are determined to prevent that. For a large portion of the city’s population today, hopelessness is part of everyday life. A number of churches in Blackpool and the surrounding Lancashire area have been praying for their community for several years and extended an invitation to me to come hold evangelistic meetings in September. I’m going to share the Gospel—a message that is the only hope for the world—that God sent His Son to take our sins, that Jesus Christ...
  • Scientists Propose An Asteroid Nuke Mission To Save Earth From Potential Destruction

    03/21/2018 10:47:49 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 37 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 3/13/18 | Evan Gough
    Some might say it’s paranoid to think about an asteroid hitting Earth and wiping us out. But the history of life on Earth shows at least 5 major extinctions. And at least one of them, about 65 million years ago, was caused by an asteroid. Preparing for an asteroid strike, or rather preparing to prevent one, is rational thinking at its finest. Especially now that we can see all the Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) out there. The chances of any single asteroid striking Earth may be small, but collectively, with over 15,000 NEAs catalogued by NASA, it may be only...
  • Three Green Berets Killed, Two Wounded on Mission in Niger

    10/04/2017 7:05:13 PM PDT · by LUV W · 55 replies
    Fox News Network ^ | Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | Fox News
    Three U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers were killed and two others were wounded Wednesday in an ambush in the west African country of Niger. U.S. Africa Command confirmed that a joint patrol of Green Berets and Nigerien soldiers was attacked in the southwestern part of Niger, near the border with Mali. Officials told Fox News that between eight and 10 troops were part of the patrol. Officials told the Associated Press that the commandos were likely attacked by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. The officials added that the two wounded U.S. soldiers were taken to Niamey, the capital, and...
  • NOTICE: You Have More Tools Than Time

    08/07/2017 5:44:40 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-7-17 | MOTUS
    Life is a wandering stream…and while a bend in the stream is not the end of the stream we never know for sure what is ahead.Sometimes we simply must stop and listen to our inner voice, hoping for a revelationbut settling instead for a moment of claritythat will guide us on the rest of our journey“The days are stacked against what we think we are.” ― Jim Harrison, The Road Homewherever that may take us. MOTI notes: Creeper is taking a sabbatical from the crazy world of politics so she won’t be around much until she regains her perspective.  And...
  • SpaceX Dragon Capsule Returns to Earth with Ocean Splashdown

    03/19/2017 9:34:12 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 16 replies
    Space.com ^ | March 19, 2017 | Tariq Malik
    A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean Sunday (March 19), returning to Earth with more than 2 tons of science experiments and other gear from the International Space Station.
  • American Missionary Accused of Having Sex with Minors in His Haitian Orphanage

    03/02/2017 4:28:43 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 28 replies
    Caribbean360.com ^ | Thursday, March 2, 2017 | Caribbean360
    ACCORDING TO PROSECUTORS, DANIEL PYE TRAVELED FROM FLORIDA TO HAITI ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS BETWEEN 2008 AND 2011 FOR THE PURPOSE OF SEXUALLY ABUSING MINORS. WASHINGTON, United States, Thursday March 2, 2017 -- An American man who ran a missionary orphanage in Haiti has been charged for allegedly having sex with girls who resided there. Prosecutors say 35-year-old Daniel John Pye traveled from Florida to Haiti on multiple occasions between 2008 and 2011 for the purpose of sexually abusing minors. Over the period, they say, he sexually assaulted at least four victims between the ages of six and 14. He has...
  • POLL: Is it wrong for Trump to criticize McCain?

    02/09/2017 9:24:08 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 90 replies
    Is it wrong for Trump to criticize McCain? Yes, Senator McCain is a hero and should be respected No, McCain deserves criticism
  • At Alamo, it’s time to honor sacrifice with sacrifice

    01/07/2017 9:09:12 AM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 20 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | Saturday, January 7, 2017 | Gary Foreman
    "Commandancy of the Alamo Bejar, Feby. 24, 1836 To the People of Texas & All Americans in the World Fellow citizens & compatriots" There’s a sincere reason to feel optimistic about what the future might hold for Alamo Plaza. But red flags are also up. This is a critical juncture where broad strokes become all-important details. Texans know the world is watching intently. We sense the waning of that boldness as one enters Alamo Plaza and embarks on the historic footprint. It feels as though 1836 is about to become a mere portal and not the primary focus of the...
  • Out with a bang: Rosetta crashes into comet

    10/02/2016 1:22:49 PM PDT · by ETL · 17 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | September 30, 2016 | Rob Verger
    After a journey of billions of miles and a historic cosmic rendezvous, the Rosetta spacecraft met its end after a “controlled impact” with the comet it had been studying. The European Space Agency (ESA) confirmed a loss of signal from the probe on Friday at 1:19 pm, Central European Summer Time. The maneuver to slowly crash the craft was deliberate— a way to study the comet up close at the tail end of the mission. “Thanks to a huge international, decades-long endeavour, we have achieved our mission to take a world-class science laboratory to a comet to study its evolution...
  • Live coverage: Juno spacecraft hours away from arriving at Jupiter

    07/04/2016 7:41:30 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 74 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 4JUL2016 | Stephen Clark
    18:19 Juno should now be starting a slow maneuver from its power-generating sun-pointing attitude toward the orientation required for tonight's Jupiter Orbit Insertion burn. This slow precession maneuver should take about 21 minutes, then Juno will hold its position before starting a faster precession to the burn attitude. 17:56 Last pre-JOI image from JunoCam Here is the official caption from NASA: "This is the final view taken by the JunoCam instrument on NASA's Juno spacecraft before Juno's instruments were powered down in preparation for orbit insertion. Juno obtained this color view on June 29, 2016, at a distance of 3.3...
  • Our overriding conservative mission on Free Republic is to defend God, family, country!

    05/11/2016 1:10:59 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 194 replies
    Our overriding mission on Free Republic is to preserve, protect and defend (conserve) God, family, country--and all that that entails (refer to the Declaration, Constitution, and our Judeo-Christian American heritage for details). Our most immediate task we must undertake at this time is keep corrupt, godless, treasonous, America-hating communists like Hillary Clinton out of power. Our very survival as a free nation depends upon it. That means FR is going all in to defeat Hillary/Bernie, et al, by supporting our America-first nominee Donald Trump to the hilt. Very sorry if your favorite candidate did not win the nomination and sorry...
  • Evangelize the poor: that is your mission, Pope says

    01/24/2016 4:36:40 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 98 replies
    CNA/EWTN News ^ | Jan 24, 2016 | Ann Schneible
    Pope Francis centered his Angelus address this Sunday on what it means to evangelize the poor, and how this is the mission of the Church. "Evangelize the poor: this is the mission of Jesus; this is also the mission of the Church, and of all the baptized in the Church," the Pope said Jan. 24 to the crowds in Saint Peter's Square. "To be a Christian and to be a missionary is the same thing." "What does it mean to evangelize the poor? It means to be close to them, to serve them, to free them from oppression, and all...
  • That New York Times headline about Catholics witnessing to Jews? Look again ...

    12/16/2015 12:50:41 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 104 replies
    GetReligion ^ | December 16, 2015 | Terry Mattingly
    Trust me, I know that it is hard to write accurate, easy-to-read articles about complicated Vatican theological documents. This is especially true when dealing with materials focusing on very nuanced issues that continue to cause behind-the-scenes debates among Catholics. It's even harder to write informative, catchy and, yes, accurate headlines for these kinds of stories. This brings me to a recent New York Times report that ran with this headline: "Vatican Says Catholics Should Not Try to Convert Jews." The problem with that headline is that it is simplistic to the point of being inaccurate -- that is, if the...
  • Serra canonization: Mission vandalism mars sainthood celebration

    09/27/2015 5:21:19 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    Monterey Herald ^ | 09/27/15, | Tom Leyde
    Carmel >> A special Mass celebrating the canonization of Saint Junipero Serra was marred on Sunday by vandalism at Carmel Mission Basilica. A 6-foot tall bronze statue of Serra in the mission courtyard was pushed over and the staff in the statue’s hand was broken. A fountain next to the statue was splattered with paint, as were the doors of the cathedral.
  • This is Free Republic. We're on a mission from God.

    07/23/2015 6:10:35 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 150 replies
    Jim Robinson
    This is Free Republic. Our mission here is to fight against the America-hating, God-hating, capitalism-hating, abortionist/homosexualist leftist revolutionaries and marxist/fascist totalitarians who are hellbent on destroying our constitution, our religious freedom, our economic freedom, our Judeo-Christian way of life and the America we love. Pro-life, pro-family, conservative Catholics, Protestants and Jews are not the enemy. All pro-life, pro-family pro-America believers in our one true Judeo-Christian God are our guests, friends and allies in this effort, so please quit attacking your allies! Your attacks are not going to convert anyone. Please save your ammunition for the enemy. We’re on a mission...
  • This is Free Republic. We're on a mission from God.

    07/23/2015 5:36:24 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 79 replies
    Jim Robinson
    This is Free Republic. Our mission here is to fight against the America-hating, God-hating, capitalism-hating, abortionist/homosexualist leftist revolutionaries and marxist/fascist totalitarians who are hellbent on destroying our constitution, our religious freedom, our economic freedom, our Judeo-Christian way of life and the America we love. Pro-life, pro-family, conservative Catholics, Protestants and Jews are not the enemy. All pro-life, pro-family pro-America believers in our one true Judeo-Christian God are our guests, friends and allies in this effort, so please quit attacking your allies! Your attacks are not going to convert anyone. Please save your ammunition for the enemy. We’re on a mission...
  • Poll: Is it time to retire Junipero Serra's statue?

    04/19/2015 5:06:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 68 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 14, 2015 | Jon Healey
    ... Statues of ... historical figures stand in the U.S. Capitol's National Statuary Hall, where each state has two representatives cast in bronze or marble ... [Father Junipero] Serra could be the first and only actual saint in Statuary Hall -- Pope Francis recently announced plans to canonize him -- yet he's also a polarizing figure. Is it time to send Serra to the sidelines (or more accurately, move his statue to the California Capitol grounds)? ... Take our pointedly unreliable poll, leave a comment or do both! ...
  • History, Truth, and Politics: the record on Father Junipero Serra

    03/30/2015 6:02:39 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 27 replies
    CNA/EWTN News ^ | March 29, 2015 | Catholic News Agency
    Left: Monument of Junípero Serra on plaza de San Francisco de Asis in Havana; right: Mission church of Jalpan de Serra, Querétaro, Mexico, built by Junípero Serra between 1751 and 1758 (Images: Wikipedia) Los Angeles, Calif.- California missionary Father Junipero Serra’s canonization is “long overdue,” says a university professor concerned that the priest’s history has been politicized and misrepresented. “When he died, many native peoples came to the mission for his burial. They openly wept. Others of his colleagues and even colonists, believed that he would be made a saint, because of the way he had lived his life,...
  • "Mandate to Evangelize Non-Christians": Pope Francis Blesses Neo-Chatechumenal Way

    03/07/2015 11:03:00 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 22 replies
    Vatican Information Service ^ | March 6, 2015 | VIS staff
    The Pope to members of the Neocatechumenal Way on the “missio ad gentes”: take to the peripheries of the world the message the God loves humanity and that love is possible Vatican City, 6 March 2015 (VIS) – This morning in the Paul VI Hall Pope Francis received in audience seven thousand members of the Neocatechumenal Way, including two hundred families who will shortly depart on the “missio ad gentes”. “The task of the Pope is to confirm brothers in the faith”, said the Holy Father. “You too, with this gesture, have asked Peter's Successor to confirm your calling, to...
  • Top U.S. Commander in Afghanistan Says Mission Could Be Extended

    01/20/2015 10:46:46 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1/20/20 | Staff
    The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says he could recommend extending the mission and maintaining U.S. troops in the country, Army Times reports. “I’m taking a look and assessing every day based on the enemy situation, based on how much we’re getting done with the Afghans, how they’re progressing on their lines of effort, how the [Train, Advise and Assist mission] is going, how the government’s coming along, [and] if we can really get after the objectives that we set,” said Gen. John Campbell, commander of the Resolute Support mission, during an interview Jan. 15 with Army Times. There are...