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  • [Catholic Caucus] Learning to Name Sins Is to Have More Power Over Them

    09/24/2018 8:23:44 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-23-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Learning to Name Sins Is to Have More Power Over Them Msgr. Charles Pope • September 23, 2018 • Over the years we have steadily been losing the vocabulary of sin. Saying “I have sinned” is often replaced by “I made a mistake,” or “I made a poor decision,” or “I’m sorry if my behavior was hurtful in some way.”Not only are we slow to say we have sinned, we are also ignorant of the subtleties of sin, in part because our vocabulary about sin is so limited. In this state we lose a certain advantage over sin because...
  • Plutonian craters to be named after Star Trek characters

    08/31/2018 11:33:46 PM PDT · by vannrox · 29 replies
    astrobites ^ | Apr 2, 2015 | Ruth Angus
    n July of this year (2015), NASAs New Horizons mission will fly past Pluto and its moons. It will map the surface of the Plutonian system in unprecedented detail, revealing craters and other surface features for the first time. In preparation for the deluge of newly discovered craters, mountains, crevasses and other surface features, Mamajek et al. discuss a naming system for Pluto and its moons. Pluto is one of the last large planetesimals in the Solar system to have its surface imaged in detail. Plutos surface features will reveal the history of its life in the alien conditions at...
  • Group plans black-led boycott for inaction on renaming Faneuil Hall

    07/26/2018 8:03:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Brooks Sutherland
    A group pushing to change the name of iconic marketplace Faneuil Hall is now calling for a national black-led boycott of the tourist site after being avoided and rebuffed by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, according to its founder. Kevin Peterson said the New Democracy Coalition has been reaching out to the mayor for more than a year and a half about a name change through letters, press conferences and office visits.
  • Hipster parents admit they regret their babies cool names

    06/15/2018 5:05:19 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 133 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 06/13/18 | Rachelle Bergstein
    Naomi Tomky was still laid out on the operating table after an emergency C-section when the earliest pangs of regret kicked in. The baby was being lifted over my head, the 34-year-old freelance writer remembers, and the anesthesiologist was like, whats her name? I started explaining and was like, oh God, what have I done? Tomkys now 8-month-old daughter is Tove (pronounced TOH-vah), a Swedish moniker thats typically said like TOO-vah, but in this case, the expectant parents from Seattle changed the pronunciation for a twist. My husband has Swedish heritage and then Tova, or Tovah, is a common Hebrew...
  • Yawkey T stop could be renamed if street changes (Boston)

    09/06/2017 8:11:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Sept. 6, 2017 | Matt Stout
    The state Department of Transportation will follow the lead of the city and rename the Yawkey commuter rail station as some lawmakers have advocated if Boston officials ultimately rebrand nearby Yawkey Way, a MassDOT spokeswoman said. State transportation officials say they arent actively exploring or considering renaming Yawkey Station amid a debate over its controversial namesake, former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey.
  • Man calls for the town of Amherst, MA, to be renamed

    09/05/2017 9:05:15 AM PDT · by pabianice · 55 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 9/5/17 | Charpentier
    On Aug. 16, William Bowen of Belchertown emailed town and state officials asking them to no longer recognize Lord Jeffery Amherst and rename the town of Amherst. The issue of Lord Amherst and his violent crimes against Native Americans has been on Bowens mind since he first started driving through Amherst nearly 39 years ago. Bowen sent his petition to his town officials, Amhersts town officials and state officials, sharing his views and stance on the town of Amherst being named after a glorified butcher of Native Americans, according to Bowen. Its like naming a town after Adolf Hitler, Bowen...
  • Purdue researcher verifies the existence of 53 people mentioned in Hebrew Bible

    06/17/2017 3:19:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    Greensburg Daily News ^ | June 17, 2017
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Lawrence Mykytiuk cannot document that everything in the Bible took place. What the Purdue University Libraries professor can do is show you that many of the people written about did, in fact, exist.While some would put their hand on the Bible and really mean it when they take an oath, a few revisionist academics would throw it out and say, Thats creative writing. I was looking for concrete, objective evidence outside of the Bible that would help build the case, said Mykytiuk, an associate professor of library science.Mykytiuk (pronounced MICK-ee-took) has added three names to the...
  • Beijing 'bans Muslim baby names with religious meanings'

    04/25/2017 8:01:58 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 24 replies
    UCANews ^ | April 24, 2017 | Staff
    Muslims in Xinjiang region can no longer use names such as Mecca, Imam and Saddam. Chinese authorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang have banned dozens of baby names with religious meanings that are widely used by Muslims elsewhere in the world. Sources in Hotan, in the southern part of the region, had previously detailed a list of banned names in 2015, but the ban now appears to have been rolled out region-wide, Radio Free Asia reported. Islam, Quran, Mecca, Jihad, Imam, Saddam, Hajj, and Medina are among dozens of baby names banned under ruling Chinese Communist Party's "Naming Rules...
  • Why do exorcists ask demons to reveal their names?

    04/06/2017 2:33:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 76 replies
    Aletelia ^ | April 5, 2017 | Chiara Santomiero
    In this interview with an exorcist from Switzerland, we're told the devil isn't everywhere—but don't go looking for him either, just in case. With our modern mentality, the subjects of exorcism and demonic possession generally inspire a reaction somewhere between fascination and open incredulity. This is the stuff of movies, but it also makes you think.For the Catholic Church, though, exorcism is something governed with a book of ritual, De exorcismis et supplicationibus quibusdam (Rite of exorcism and prayers for particular circumstances, adopted in 1998 to replace the previous, older version, which may still be used), and it is subject to certain conditions and prescriptions.The motivations...
  • Illegal alien Mexicans and taxes

    02/04/2016 5:31:53 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 26 replies
    Information directly from the Illegal Alien community in the U.S. | 4 February 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    This is to inform folks. In Mexico, a man (Juan Gomez) and a woman (Maria Torres) marry. They go to the municipal office and register to marry. They are told, "Okay, you are now Juan Gomez and Maria Torres de Gomez." She is not required to change her Social Security name to show her legal married name because neither he nor she have Social Security numbers. No where are they required on documents to show their legal married names. So, whenever she chooses, she can just give her name as Maria Torres. Flash forward to the United States. Now, it's...
  • Chinese Authorities Ban Muslim Names Among Uyghurs in Hoten

    09/27/2015 1:05:02 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 25 replies
    Radio Free Asia ^ | 2015-09-24 | Eset Sulaiman
    Chinese authorities have issued a ban on 22 Muslim names in Hoten prefecture in northwestern Chinas troubled Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in an apparent bid to discourage extremism among the region's Uyghur residents, threatening to forbid children with such names from attending school unless their parents change them, according to local police and residents. A Uyghur woman named Turakhan who lives in a suburban village of Niya (in Chinese, Minfeng) county in Hoten (Hetian) prefecture told RFAs Uyghur Service on Wednesday that the village chief and police had informed all residents about the list of forbidden Muslim names. My daughters...
  • Kenya names its babies 'Air Force One Obama'

    07/25/2015 8:15:32 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 40 replies
    AFP ^ | Jul 25, 2015
    Now, a batch of Kenyan newborn babies will be called 'Air Force One Obama' in honour of US President Barack Obama's visit to the country -- with some mothers evidently hoping their offspring will be future high-flyers. Already there are numerous young Barack Obamas living in Kogelo, the president's ancestral village, but soon after Obama touched down on Friday night two mothers in the western city of Kisumu took the unusual decision to name their sons after the president's jet, Air Force One. "I have decided to call my baby Air Force One Barack Obama so that we can all...
  • Gender-neutral baby names are all the rage for 2015

    06/23/2015 10:11:08 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 50 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 23, 2015 | Kristin Toussaint
    Last years most popular baby names were Benjamin and Emma, but this year the top boy and girl names could actually be the same. 2015 is looking like the year of the gender-neutral baby names, according to a midyear report by BabyCenter.com. Currently, names like Amari, Karter, Phoenix, Quinn and Reese have been making the largest leaps in popularity. As usual, baby names are reflecting a larger cultural shift, says BabyCenters Global Editor in Chief Linda Murray. Millennials are an open-minded and accepting group, and they dont want their children to feel pressured to conform to stereotypes that might be...
  • Dear Mona, Whats The Most Common Name In America?

    03/09/2015 7:42:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    FIVETHIRTYEIGHT ^ | 03/09/2015 | By MONA CHALABI and ANDREW FLOWERS
    Well, this is a real head-scratcher not least because if you want a list of the first and last names of Americans, you'd better have either a lot of time and money or work for the NSA. Unfortunately, I dont fit either description, so Im going to try to piece together two separate databases one for first names and one for surnames. But as Ill explain, those data sets cant be stitched together so easily. If they could, wed be able to say that John Smith is the third most common full name in America, but in reality...
  • America Loves Catholicism: As Seen in Place Names Everywhere

    11/22/2014 4:39:13 PM PST · by Salvation · 158 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | Nov, 21, 2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    America Loves Catholicism: As Seen in Place Names Everywhere By: Msgr. Charles PopeThe video below boasts, “America loves Italy” and features a Fiat car driving through American towns with Italian names.If that is the case then America loves Catholicism even more, since thousands of towns and places are named for Catholic saints, themes, and objects. Consider the following:In California: San Diego, San Miguel, San Francisco, San Bernadino, San Clemente, San Luis Obispo, San Jose, San Rafael, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Los Angeles (aka Nuestra Senora de los Angeles de la Porciuncula), Santa Cruz, Santa Clarita, Sacramento, San...
  • Never mind Mohammed, the main naming trend of 2014 is one of de-Christianisation

    12/02/2014 3:16:08 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | December 2, 2014 | Ed West
    William and George both appear in the top twenty of most popular boys names in the UK in 2014 (PA) European-wide Christian names were a product of ChristendomsIt seems to be a solid British tradition now: the annual debate about whether Mohammed is now the most popular boy’s name in Britain, or whether it’s Oliver.The issue comes down to whether one counts all spelling variations as one name, in which case Mohammed/Mohammad/Muhammed etc would be number one; or, as others argue, Oliver and Ollie would therefore be added together to take first place.The difference, however, is that Mohammed/Mohammad are variations...
  • SURVEY: WOMEN DON'T NEED TO TAKE THEIR HUSBANDS' LAST NAME

    10/21/2014 5:01:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    YOUGOV ^ | 10/21/2014 | by Peter Moore
    Most people believe that it is up to the woman getting married whether she takes her husband's last name or not - but that kids should generally get their father's name The wedding of Amal Alamuddin to George Clooney in Venice has been one of the most talked about events of 2014. Amal, who is a prominent human rights lawyer in the UK, caused a certain amount of controversy due to her decision to take Clooney's last name as her own. Furthermore, unlike many women with professional careers, she will also professionally be known as 'Amal Clooney' instead of 'Amal...
  • Here Are The Most Conservative And Liberal Names In America

    10/17/2014 8:48:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 10/17/2014 | Katherine Miller
    The most conservative and liberal names in America are Doyle and Natasha. Crowdpac, a nonpartisan group, focuses on how money and policy work in politics. The group scores all donors who have made two or more campaign contributions since 1980. Using that algorithm — and a cut-off of names with at least 1,000 donations made to avoid unusual names and outliers — Crowdpac built a tool to show how conservative or liberal first names are. You can enter your name in this tool here. (For example, “Katherine” is moderately liberal and people with this name are “less likely to contribute...
  • Why so many Koreans are called Kim

    10/13/2014 7:15:13 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 49 replies
    economist ^ | 9-8-2014
    A SOUTH KOREAN saying claims that a stone thrown from the top of Mount Namsan, in the centre of the capital Seoul, is bound to hit a person with the surname Kim or Lee. One in every five South Koreans is a Kimin a population of just over 50m. And from the current president, Park Geun-hye, to rapper PSY (born Park Jae-sang), almost one in ten is a Park. Taken together, these three surnames account for almost half of those in use in South Korea today. Neighbouring China has around 100 surnames in common usage; Japan may have as many...
  • The Politics of Giving Your Child a Black Name

    09/15/2014 3:34:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 132 replies
    Politic365 ^ | December 30, 2011 | Jeneba Ghatt
    Yesterday, New York City Department of Health revealed that the number one name Black parents applied to their baby girls was Madison, a name historically and traditionally given by White parents. By contrast, the number one boy name was Jayden, often considered a typical Black name. The juxtaposition of the contrast is striking. It is no hidden secret that many Blacks in America for decades have struggled with the decision of whether to name their children a traditional African or African American name. The decision is based on how much they want to give away the race of their children...