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  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Nicholas of Tolentino, Confessor (Gueranger)

    09/09/2017 10:08:50 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    White Double TODAY the Infant Mary smiles upon the lily offered her in the cradle by the representative of a great Order. The Hermits of St. Augustine were being grouped and organized by the Vicar of Christ when Nicholas was admitted into their family, of which he was soon to become the thaumaturgus. When he died, in 1305, the Roman Pontiffs were beginning their exile at Avignon; and his canonization, deferred for nearly a century and a half through the troubles of the period, marked the close of the lamentable dissensions which followed that exile. Peace so long lost;...
  • the lynching and injustice against Nicholas Minucci (NYPD Defends Criminals from victims)

    04/15/2017 10:34:01 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 4 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    I want you all to imagine the following scenario: A group of white hoodlums decide to start trouble in the predominantly black middle class neighborhood of Uniondale and decide to go there to beat up black people and steal cars. While there they come across three black teenagers, attack them and try to rob them. One of the teens fights back and uses the word cracker. The hoodlums are beaten back and scatter like quail away from Uniondale.One of them is seriously injured. Shortly afterwards, they are picked up by police who take them in and interrogate them. They admit...
  • The Cult of Nicholas II

    01/19/2016 10:16:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    National Interest ^ | January 19, 2016 | Matthew Dal Santo
    Ever since the USSR collapsed, tourist stalls in Moscow and St. Petersburg have heaved with Soviet knickknacks: Red Army caps and badges, prints of Stalin’s propaganda posters. Today, while much of this is still available, they also tempt visitors to Russia with an increasingly elaborate array of Putin kitsch. On T-shirts, mugs and key rings, Vladimir Putin strikes his signature sunglasses-wearing pose, the image of Russia’s latest strongman ruler. Taking its cue, much Western reporting increasingly assumes that, in time-honored fashion, the Russians have made a personality cult of their leader, with Putin its subject as Stalin was before him.
  • Father & Son Shot Dead Execution-Style by Black Teens in New Orleans (VIDEO)

    04/27/2015 8:33:42 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 47 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 26, 2915 | Jim Hoft
    Two teen car burglars were arrested this weekend after shooting David Pence and his son Nicholas at their home. The two black teens invaded the Pence home after a dinner party on Wednesday night.The father and son were shot dead in an execution-style murder moments after party guests left their home.
  • The Speech of His Eminence Joseph at His Enthronement [shortened per FR posting limits]

    12/09/2014 2:22:15 PM PST · by lightman · 2 replies
    Anttiochian Christian Orthodox Archdiocese ^ | 9 December A.D. 2014 | His Eminence Joseph
    Today we commemorate our great father among the saints, Nicholas the Wonderworker of Myra, the patron of this holy Cathedral. Howgreatly loved he is throughout the Christian world! He is even honored in popular culture, a fact well known to you all. Let us focus for a moment on the Troparion for St. Nicholas: Thy works of justice did reveal Thee to Thy community as a canon of faith, the likeness of humility and the teacher of abstinence. O, Thou Father and great Bishop Nicholas. Wherefore by humility thou didst achieve exaltation, and by Thy meekness wealth, Intercede therefore, intercede...
  • Turkey requests Santa Claus bones from Pope

    12/25/2013 10:30:44 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 69 replies
    The Turkey-based Santa Claus Peace Council has said it has written a letter to Pope Francis, requesting the return of the bones of Saint Nicholas. Council Chairman Muammer Karabulut said they were expecting Pope Francis to give a positive response to their request to have a meeting on the bones, which are currently in Bari, Italy. We have been struggling for the return of the bones since 1995. State institutions have also been involved in this struggle, Karabulut said. So far, we have not reached a conclusion. Saint Nicholas, a historic Christian saint, died in 343 at the age of...
  • Pope greets Jesuit superior general: He insisted I treat him like any other Jesuit

    03/21/2013 8:03:18 AM PDT · by haffast · 22 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | March 19, 2013 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    A statement from Jesuit Superior General Father Adolfo Nicholas, following yesterdays meeting with his fellow Jesuit, Pope Francis: At the personal invitation of the Pope Francis, I went to the Santa Marta House, which had been used for the Cardinals present at the Conclave, at 5:30 p.m. He was at the entrance and received me with the usual Jesuit embrace. We had a few pictures taken, at his request, and at my apologies for not keeping protocol he insisted that I treat him like any other Jesuit at the Tulevel, so I did not have to worry about treatments, Holiness...
  • The Real St. Nicholas Not Fat and Not Very Jolly Either

    12/06/2012 3:35:21 PM PST · by NYer · 25 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | December 5, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Today (Dec 6) is the Feast of St. Nicholas. The real St. Nicholas was nothing close to the St. Nick (Santa Claus) of the modern age. He was a thin curmudgeonly man with a zeal for the Lord that caused flairs of anger. Compromise was unknown to him. The slow transformation of him into “Jolly ole’ Saint Nicholas is a remarkable recasting of him centuries in the making. Some years ago the Washington Post featured an article entitled Poles Apart: Nicholas of Myra; How a 4th-Century Bishop Achieved Fame 1,500 Years Later, With a Whole New Attitude.On this feast of...
  • Better than Santa Claus, Meet St. Nicholas the Wonder-Worker [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    12/06/2010 4:10:40 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | December 2010 | Louise Perrotta
    Better than Santa Claus Meet St. Nicholas the Wonder-Worker. By: Louise Perrotta A friend was struggling. You could see it in his eyes and in his growing estrangement from his family and from church. I prayed for him, sensing he was headed for deep trouble. And since the need was so great and the crisis so near, I entrusted my friend to the care of St. Nicholas of Myra. This bishop of the early churchthe real person behind the figure of Jolly Old Saint Nickmight not strike you as an obvious choice when it comes to interceding for a...
  • The "Claus" Clause [in honor of St. Nick's feast day]

    12/06/2010 11:13:33 AM PST · by mlizzy · 22 replies
    Fighting Irish Thomas ^ | 12-5-06 | Tom O'Toole
    Having just turned five years old, I was a little young (at least back then) to question the holiday law-of-the-land. Of course five-year-olds believed in Santa Claus! But it was back in the day when several ages of neighborhood kids used to hang around together, and I was running with some seven- and eight-year-olds who were feeding me some pretty good reasons not to believe in that benign big man. Most of you are at least vaguely familiar with the various Protestant Reformation (and later secular) traditions that transformed Saint Nicholas into Santa Claus, so it is not necessary to...
  • Churchs Troubles Typify Ground Zero Delays (2008 NYT - south tower fell on St. Nicholas)

    08/17/2010 7:01:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/03/08 | CHARLES V. BAGLI
    Churchs Troubles Typify Ground Zero DelaysBy CHARLES V. BAGLI Published: July 3, 2008 The story of the tiny St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and its efforts to rebuild after the collapse of the World Trade Center is one of well-intentioned promises that led to endless negotiations, design disputes, delays and mounting costs. It is, in other words, a microcosm of the seven-year, $16 billion, problem-plagued effort to reconstruct the entire trade center site. Within a month of the attack on the trade center, Archbishop Demetrios, primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, pledged that the four-story church would rise...
  • Celebrating Nikolaus in Germany

    12/06/2009 6:17:16 AM PST · by GonzoII · 7 replies · 711+ views
    The ^ | 4 Dec 09
    The LowdownCelebrating Nikolaus in Germany Published: 4 Dec 09 10:13 CETOnline: Each December 6, German children celebrate Nikolaus. Why does the Santa look-alike come so early and why do all the children place their shoes outside their front doors on the evening before? The Local has the lowdown. Is Nikolaus the same as Santa Claus? Though they have similar outfits, Nikolaus is not to be confused with Santa Claus, who Germans call the Weihnachtsmann, or Father Christmas. They are two different people. In fact, many religious families try to focus more on Nikolaus earlier in December to insure that...
  • Church celebrates feast of St. Nicholas, the 'original' Santa Claus

    12/06/2009 5:48:31 AM PST · by NYer · 86 replies · 1,533+ views
    cna ^ | December 6, 2009
    CNA STAFF, Dec 6, 2009 / 04:47 am (CNA).- Today, December 6, the faithful commemorate a Turkish bishop in the early church who was known for generosity and love of children. Born in Lycia in Asia Minor around the late third or fourth century, St. Nicholas of Myra is more than just the inspiration for the modern day Santa. As a young man he is said to have made a pilgrimage to Palestine and Egypt in order to study in the school of the Desert Fathers. On returning some years later he was almost immediately ordained Bishop of Myra, which...
  • Democrats Work On Multibillion-Dollar Jobs Package

    11/26/2009 10:45:59 AM PST · by Steelfish · 32 replies · 940+ views
    LATimes ^ | November 26th 2009
    Democrats Work On Multibillion-Dollar Jobs Package Lawmakers say they're moving fast to get a job-creation bill to Obama by January. It's unclear how much of the effort would be funded with deficit spending. Peter Nicholas November 26, 2009 Reporting from Washington - Troubled by the rising jobless rate, President Obama and the Democratic majority in Congress are assembling a new jobs package that would devote billions of dollars to projects meant to put people back on payrolls in 2010 and keep them working. Discussions over the scale of the bill are fluid, but lawmakers said the intent was to move...
  • Is Stalin or Nicholas the greatest? The answer is obvious

    07/18/2008 3:18:55 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 15 replies · 148+ views ^ | July 18, 2008 | Simon Sebag Montefiore
    As the Russians vote in a poll on a national television station to choose the greatest Russian, Stalin and Nicholas II jostle for the crown. This seems strange. Stalin killed 25 million and sent 28 million through his Gulag camps while, during his own disastrous reign, Nicholas II displayed brutal insensitivity and political ineptitude, faced two revolutions, lost two wars, his throne and his life. In the BBC Great Britons poll, this game was won by Churchill. Charles I, our equivalent of Nicholas II, didn't appear; Henry VIII, the English Stalin, was No 40; Cromwell, our Lenin, was tenth but...
  • Finally a mass in the church of Saint Nicholas in Myra (+ life of St. Nicholas)

    12/06/2007 8:03:07 AM PST · by NYer · 26 replies · 257+ views
    Asia News ^ | December 5, 2007 | Mavi Zambak
    The ecumenical patriarch Bartholomew I, after years of insistence, was finally given the possibility to celebrate mass inside of what is, according to the State, only a museum. A saint which is unknown in Turkey, but is origin of Santa Claus. Istanbul (AsiaNews) – Since 99 % of Turkey is Muslim, Christmas is not an official holiday, though it is not prohibited. For the few Christians, December 25th is a regular day in which they go to school or to work and are then left with no choice but to celebrate either in private or in the few available churches....
  • Saint Nicholas of Myra, By Ilya Repin

    12/06/2006 6:05:19 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 22 replies · 535+ views
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    From Myra
  • WBZ-TV Video: Prosecutor Says Kamps Threatened to Kill Daughter, Boyfriend, Boyfriend's family

    09/19/2006 12:23:45 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 22 replies · 1,303+ views
    CBS4 Boston ^ | 09/18/06 | CBS4Boston
    A Maine couple was ordered held Monday on $100,000 bond each after police said they became so infuriated their 19-year-old daughter was pregnant, they tied her up, loaded her into their Lexus and headed to New York to force her to get an abortion. Real estate developer Nicholas Kampf, 54, and his wife, Lola, 53, of North Yarmouth, Maine, were arrested at a shopping center in Salem on Friday after their daughter, Katelyn, escaped by persuading her parents she needed to use the restroom and called police. They were arraigned Monday on kidnapping charges. The alleged abduction began with an...
  • Mayor Arrested in Corruption Probe

    06/09/2006 9:10:21 AM PDT · by FlyVet · 19 replies · 1,028+ views
    ABC News (AP) ^ | Jun 8, 2006 | By MIKE ROBINSON
    (AP) A longtime suburban mayor was arrested Thursday on federal charges of steering business to a friend's insurance agency in return for bribes over almost two decades. Nicholas Blase, mayor of Niles for 45 years, was arrested as he left his house on his 78th birthday. According to court documents, Blase threatened to withhold liquor licenses and business licenses from restaurant owners unless they bought insurance from the agency once owned by his late friend Ralph Weiner and now run by Weiner's sons. The fraud began at least 17 years ago, an FBI affidavit said. "Businesses were being pushed to...
  • Another Bad Slip for 'NY Times': Katrina Victim Unmasked

    03/23/2006 8:14:51 AM PST · by LM_Guy · 74 replies · 2,941+ views
    E&P ^ | 03/23/2006 | By E&P Staff
    NEW YORK For the second time in less than a week, The New York Times today admitted to a serious error in a story. On Saturday it said it had misidentified a man featured in the iconic "hooded inmate" photograph from Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Today it discloses that a woman it profiled on March 8 is not, in fact, a victim of Hurricane Katrina--and was arrested for fraud and grand larceny yesterday. As it did in the Abu Ghraib mistake, the Times ran an editors' note on page 2 of its front section, along with a lengthy news...