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  • Tony Shalhoub Revives His ‘Monk’ Character; Reveals He Had COVID-19

    05/12/2020 10:04:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 12, 2020 | Denise Petski
    It was a Monk revival of sorts in the first episode of Peacock’s At-Home Variety Show, hosted by Seth MacFarlane. In the episode titled “Mr. Monk Shelters In Place”, Tony Shalhoub reprised his memorable titular germophobic character Adrian Monk, whom you might guess is having a tough time during the coronavirus quarantine. At the end of the video, Shalhoub appears as himself, revealing that he and his wife, Brooke, had both tested positive for coronavirus and have since recovered. “It was a pretty rough few weeks, but we realize that so many other people have and had it a lot...
  • Obama Goes to the Mattresses

    11/23/2009 11:17:43 PM PST · by STARWISE · 17 replies · 1,417+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 11-16-09 | The Prowler
    The ugliness surrounding the pushing out of White House Counsel Gregory Craig was months in the making, but culminated on the day on which the White House announced that the Justice Department would be prosecuting Guantanamo prisoners on U.S. soil, the very project Craig was supposedly brought into the administration to bring about. *snip* Rumors -- some generated by current Hillary Clinton allies at the State Department -- swirled that Craig had failed to gain the proper security clearances for his job, or that he had run afoul of the First Lady's staff in not moving quickly enough to clear...
  • Finding Christ in the Desert

    06/13/2018 6:31:59 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Our Sunday Visitor ^ | 5/30/18 | Jim Graves
    Benedictine monks in Chama Canyon, New Mexico, encounter God through work, prayer and silence in the wildernessIn 1964, Father Aelred Wall, OSB (1917-84), and two other monks left Mount Saviour Monastery in New York to scout out remote locations to establish a new “daughter,” or off-shoot monastery. After visiting Maine and Minnesota, the monks came to northern New Mexico and laid eyes on a rancho in the wilderness of Chama Canyon, 75 miles north of Santa Fe. They declared, “This is it!” and established the Monastery of Christ in the Desert of Abiquiu (www.christdesert.org). At a time when religious communities...
  • Washington Redskins Art Monk's Hall of Fame Enshrinement Speech (Inspiring)

    02/04/2018 3:29:07 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 5 replies
    Pro Football Hall of Fame ^ | 2008 | Arthur Monk
    Getting here did not come without controversy--But in all due respect, as great as this honor is, it's not what really defines who I am or the things that I've been able to accomplish in my life. I'll always be known as a Redskin... And even now as a Hall of Famer, the one thing I want to make very clear is that my identity and my security is found in the Lord. And what defines me and my validation comes in having accepted his son Jesus Christ as my personal savior. And what defines me is the word of...
  • Chinese Authorities Shut Down Nursery Run by (Buddhist) Monk Who Saves Babies From Abortion

    08/18/2017 9:09:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Life News ^ | August 17, 2017 | spuc
    The Chinese news outlet Global Times is reporting that a monk who saves babies from abortion and then brings them up has come into conflict with authorities. Master Daolu, a former businessman turned monk, believes, like many Buddhists, that the baby has a soul fm conception, and that abortion is murder. However, he doesn’t just persuade women not to have abortions – he provides shelter and care for them and their babies. Lifelong care According to an earlier Global Times article, when he began his ministry, Master Daolu converted his own villa in Nantong, in East China’s Jiangsu Province into...
  • The 15th-Century Monk Who Crowdsourced a Map of the World

    04/04/2017 9:10:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | April 3, 2017 | Adam Kessler
    Detail from Fra Mauro's map, a work of unprecedented thoroughness and accuracy. PUBLIC DOMAIN If you had landed in Venice during the mid-15th century, you might have been accosted by a monk with a prominent nose and baggy, smurf-like hat. Ignoring your exhaustion and atrocious body odor after a long sea journey, he would have dragged you to a nearby tavern and cross-examined you about your travels. What was the weather like? What kind of precious gems were mined? What animals did you encounter, and how many heads did they have?The monk was Fra Mauro, a 15th-century version of Google...
  • Buddhist monk imprisoned for gambling $263,000 in temple cash

    07/26/2016 11:59:43 AM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/26/16 | Kim Chatelain, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A Buddhist monk living in Lafayette was sentenced Monday (July 25) to 30 months in prison for taking more than $263,463 from his own temple to gamble at a casino. U.S. District Judge Donald Walter handed down the penalty on Khang Nguyen Le, 36, a Vietnamese citizen who had pleaded guilty to wire fraud. Walter, whom President Ronald Reagan appointed to the Western District court, also ordered Le to pay full restitution. Le might also face deportation to Vietnam after release from prison, authorities said. From 2010 to October 2014, Le was president, presiding monk and resident of the temple...
  • Good Man. Good Monk. Good Beer.

    02/04/2016 2:47:08 PM PST · by NYer · 31 replies
    Aletelia ^ | February 4, 2016 | FR DWIGHT LONGENECKER
    I first met Brother Augustine Wilmeth when he was one of the students where I served as chaplain. As a convert, he was intensely interested not only in his new Catholic faith but in the more traditional expressions of life and worship.I followed his progress through the years and had the chance last summer to visit him a few months before he took his first vows as a monk at the Benedictine monastery that has been reestablished at Norcia in Italy.Brother Augustine spoke to me for Aleteia about his vocation, his life in the monastery and his work brewing...
  • Buddhist monk fights back after getting robbed buying lottery tickets

    01/12/2016 12:10:17 PM PST · by RummyChick · 21 replies
    Lotterypost via youtube ^ | 1/12/16 | Lotterypost
    Published on Jan 12, 2016 Police are searching for a man who was caught on video robbing a Buddhist monk as he bought lottery tickets in a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, convenience store. https://www.lotterypost.com/news/298269
  • The Ladder of Heavenly Unity: St Catherine’s Monastery of Sinai

    12/07/2015 6:23:34 AM PST · by NRx · 1 replies
    Greek American Girl ^ | 11-02-2015 | Greek American Girl
    The Ladder of Heavenly UnityMoses approached the divine fire of the Burning Bush with the footsteps of his mind bare, completely free from any human trains of thought, wrote Saint Maximos the Confessor. Continuing Orthodox monasticism’s oldest unbroken tradition, Sinai monks still liturgize, shoeless, over the roots of the Burning Bush. On the holy ground where Moses was commanded to remove his sandals – together with all earthly logic – monks turn diversity’s polarizing forces to unity – some of the ways St. Catherine’s Monastery of Sinai brings Byzantium’s patristic spirit into the modern era as living tradition.One need look...
  • Bay Area monk accused of stabbing fellow monk

    06/23/2015 7:51:23 PM PDT · by rey · 16 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 23 June 2015
    OAKLAND — Authorities say a Buddhist monk has been arrested and charged with attempted murder following a recent stabbing of another monk in a San Francisco Bay Area monastery. The Oakland Tribune reports (http://bayareane.ws/1Hd73fg) Tuesday that authorities say 30-year-old Sokphanna Phen admitted stabbing 66-year-old Mahamonirath Pinn multiple times in the face and head with two kitchen knives at an East Oakland monastery last Tuesday. Pinn was being treated at an Oakland hospital. Officer Bradley Miller says Phen told police he was angry with the head monk for his disciplinary tactics. Police say Phen, who was arrested last Thursday at the...
  • Mystic, monk and poet – meet the newest Doctor of the Church (Catholic/Armenian Caucus)

    02/24/2015 10:27:51 AM PST · by NYer · 33 replies
    cna ^ | February 24, 2015 | Kevin Jones and Ann Schneible
    St Gregory of Narek. Credit: Public Domain/Wikimedia Commons. Vatican City, Feb 23, 2015 / 04:37 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- St. Gregory of Narek – a tenth century priest, monk, mystic, and poet beloved among Armenian Christians – has become the first Armenian to be named a Doctor of the Church. “It is a great honor for the Armenian Church to contribute to this very important rank of saints who have enriched the Catholic Church with their teachings,” Armenian Catholic priest Father Thomas Garabedian told CNA Feb. 23. “Certainly this is a big honor for us Armenian-Americans,” said Fr. Garabedian, who is...
  • Pope Francis declares a new doctor of the Church (Catholic Caucus)

    02/23/2015 2:27:51 PM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | February 23, 2015 | Deacon Greg Kendra
    From Vatican Radio:  Pope Francis has declared Armenian poet and monk, Saint Gregory of Narek, a Doctor of the Universal Church.  Meeting with Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Cause of Saints on Saturday ahead of his departure for Aricca on Lenten retreat, the Pope confirmed the proposal put forward by the Plenary Session of the Congregation to confer the title of Doctor of the Universal Church on the 10th century saint.St. Gregory of Narek is widely revered as one of the greatest figures of medieval Armenian religious thought and literature. Born in the city of Narek in...
  • Mummified monk in Mongolia 'not dead', say Buddhists

    02/05/2015 3:05:02 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 30 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 4 February 2015 | bbc
    A mummified monk found preserved in Mongolia last week has been baffling and astounding those who uncovered him. Senior Buddhists say the monk, found sitting in the lotus position, is in a deep meditative trance and not dead. Forensic examinations are under way on the remains, found wrapped in cattle skins in north-central Mongolia. ... The monk was discovered after being stolen by a man hoping to sell him on the black market.
  • 800-year-old monk found poking out of cliff face

    03/11/2014 1:11:46 PM PDT · by Sawdring · 64 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10 Mar 2014 | Sarah Knapton
    The legs of an 800-year-old medieval monk have been discovered, poking out of a cliff face in Wales. Although badly damaged and missing their knees, shins and feet, the thigh bones were found after the fierce recent storms caused severe coastal erosion.
  • Thousands Meditate With Zen Buddhist Monk

    09/17/2013 1:07:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | SEPTEMBER 16, 2013 | Billy Baker
    Renowned activist’s message of nonviolence, mindfulness suffuses Copley SquareWhen the 86-year-old Thich Nhat Hanh was introduced to his audience in Copley Square on Sunday afternoon, he began by saying nothing for 25 minutes. Hanh, a Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk who is an internationally respected peace activist and author, was in Boston as part of a US tour. And as he sat in meditation in front of the crowd of about 2,000, he managed to do something seemingly impossible: He made the city center quiet along with him, to the point where any noise — a skateboard, a car horn, a...
  • Christian Air Force Veteran Relieved of Duties for Refusing to Affirm Homosexual ‘Marriage’

    08/20/2013 6:35:57 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 46 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | August 19, 2013 | Heather Clark
    SAN ANTONIO – A Christian Air Force Veteran has been relieved of his duties after declining to affirm homosexual marriage.Senior Master Sergeant Phillip Monk has served in the Air Force for 19 years, and has been stationed at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. When he recently returned from deployment, he found that he had a new commander, who was a lesbian.Monk says that in his early communication with the commander, he knew there would be concerns.“She said she wanted a chaplain but objected to one particular chaplain that she called a ‘bigot’ because he preached that homosexuality is...
  • Airman Punished for Opposing Gay Marriage Files Complaint

    08/20/2013 6:42:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 20, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    An airman who was relieved of his duties after he told his commanding officer that he could not support gay marriage has filed a formal complaint with the military alleging he is the victim of religious discrimination. Senior Master Sgt. Monk, a 19-year veteran of the Air Force was punished after he disagreed with his commander when she wanted to severely reprimand an instructor who had expressed religious objections to homosexuality. “I was relieved of my position because I don’t agree with my commander’s position on gay marriage,” Monk told Fox News. “We’ve been told that if you publicly say...
  • Ex-banker turned Hindu monk urges Wall Street to meditate

    11/18/2011 9:24:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/18/2011 | Eduardo Munoz
    Rasanath Das, a former New York investment banker who gave it all up to become a Hindu monk, was recently spending his Sunday afternoons leading Occupy Wall Street protesters in meditation until police cleared their camp at Zuccotti Park this week. The 32-year-old monk isn’t sure now where his next session will be. He’ll keep following the protesters to offer meditation sessions, though, convinced they will only roll back the inequality they see around them if they find equanimity deep inside. “Anger won’t solve anything,” he told Reuters. “We have to work from the heart… there is so much distrust...
  • A real white knuckle ride: 'Headless monk' seen by workmen ...

    02/07/2011 12:43:43 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7 Feb 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A headless monk, a sudden chill, objects moving of own accord. A new ride at an amusement park? No, the strange, seemingly paranormal, behaviour was experienced by workmen building a water ride at Thorpe Park, one of the country's biggest theme parks. There were reports of workers feeling like someone was watching over their shoulder and sudden cold feelings being experienced. As a result of the ghostly sightings, and fears that an ancient burial ground has been disturbed, the project was moved to another site. ... The ride's foundations would have been over an area of the park where stone...