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  • When the Man Who Played Jesus in “The Passion of the Christ” Met John Paul II

    03/29/2016 2:34:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Aletelial ^ | March 29, 2016 | Esteban Pittaro
    When Jim Caviezel was young, he had to stay home to study Spanish while his family went to see John Paul II during his visit to Vancouver, British Colombia. He missed out on that chance to see the pope. But 20 years later, having a well-established career in the cinema and having earned the right to play the role of Jesus of Nazareth in Mel GibsonÂ’s The Passion of the Christ, he got a second chance.There are two parts to his meeting with John Paul II, which Caviezel recounted on separate occasions. One is serious; the other hilarious. Together...
  • The Passion now on Fox

    03/20/2016 5:32:56 PM PDT · by mrpotatohead · 119 replies
    Anyone watching "The Passion" right now on Fox? Amazing that anything Christian is found on TV today. I am pleasantly surprised with the show so far. I'm sure it will have it's critics, but at least the Good News of Jesus is being spread.
  • The Passion of Christ [Last Supper; garden agony; betrayal; questioned; trial; crucifixion]

    04/02/2015 3:10:15 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 2 replies ^ | Sept. 18, 2009
    IntroductionStatue of Christ on the cross Christ on the cross © The Passion of Christ is the story of Jesus Christ's arrest, trial and suffering. It ends with his execution by crucifixion. The Passion is an episode in a longer story and cannot be properly understood without the story of the Resurrection. The word Passion comes from the Latin word for suffering. The crucifixion of Jesus is accepted by many scholars as an actual historical event. It is recorded in the writings of Paul, the Gospels, Josephus, and the Roman historian Tacitus. Scholars differ about the historical accuracy of the...
  • Mr. Grey To Beat ‘Christ’ February Opening Day; Industry Projects $91M Bow

    02/14/2015 9:40:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | February 14, 2015 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    Update, Saturday 3:30 AM: In Friday late night grosses, Universal Focus’ Fifty Shades of Grey is poised to hit a February opening day record with industry estimates predicting a first day of $31M for the feature adaptation of E.L. James’ fan femme novel and revised weekend projections standing at $83M for FSS and a potential four-day of $91M. Should Fifty Shades final at its current weekend projections, it is bound to find a place among the top R-rated weekend openings of all-time. 2003’s Matrix Reloaded currently owns the top FSS for an R-Rated film with $91.77M while 2004’s Passion of...
  • Will 'Son of God' Dethrone 'Passion of the Christ' as Top-Grossing Christian Film of All Time?

    02/27/2014 7:37:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/27/2014 | BY NICOLA MENZIE
    While "Noah" may or may not be having a hard time winning over Christian audiences, "Son of God," in theaters this weekend, appears to be enjoying the favor of the faithful nationwide. But can the new PG-13 Jesus film unseat 2004's "The Passion of the Christ" as the top-grossing Christian film of all time? Christian producers Mark Burnett ("Survivor," "The Voice") and Roma Downey ("Touched by an Angel") have rallied the same network of powerful and influential Christian leaders that in 2013 got behind their History Channel miniseries, "The Bible," for a "Theater Take-Over" campaign in anticipation of the nationwide...
  • What Happened to Obama’s Passion

    08/06/2011 8:54:39 PM PDT · by rdb3 · 64 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6 AUGUST 2011 | DREW WESTEN
    August 6, 2011 What Happened to Obama? By DREW WESTEN Drew Westen is a professor of psychology at Emory University and the author of “The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation.” Atlanta IT was a blustery day in Washington on Jan. 20, 2009, as it often seems to be on the day of a presidential inauguration. As I stood with my 8-year-old daughter, watching the president deliver his inaugural address, I had a feeling of unease. It wasn’t just that the man who could be so eloquent had seemingly chosen not to be...
  • 'Passion' star Jim Caviezel talks about Mel Gibson's troubles, and his own, at Orlando church

    05/03/2011 12:27:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 4/30/2011 | Roger Moore
    Actor Jim Caviezel, his voice sometimes cracking with emotion, spoke of being "rejected in my own industry," the problems of his friend Mel Gibson and his son's cancer in an appearance Saturday night at First Baptist Church of Orlando. The star of "The Passion of the Christ," whom First Baptist pastor David Uth described as "more passionate about God" than anyone he's ever met, was in town to give witness to his faith, to urge others to share it and to sell a new all-star audio production of the Bible that he has produced. During a 20-minute talk, Caviezel spoke...
  • At Orlando church, 'Passion' star Jim Caviezel talks about Mel Gibson's troubles -- and his own

    04/30/2011 7:18:03 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 66 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 4/30/11 | Roger Moore
    Actor Jim Caviezel, his voice sometimes cracking with emotion, spoke of being "rejected in my own industry," the problems of his friend Mel Gibson and his son's cancer in an appearance Saturday night at First Baptist Church of Orlando. The star of "The Passion of the Christ," whom First Baptist pastor David Uth described as "more passionate about God" than anyone he's ever met, was in town to give witness to his faith, to urge others to share it and to sell a new all-star audio production of the Bible that he has produced. During a 20-minute talk, Caviezel spoke...
  • Preparing for the Good Friday Liturgy [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    04/22/2011 12:30:12 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    OnlineMinistries.Creighton ^ | not given | OnlineMinistires.Creighton
    Reflecting on the Celebration of Our Lord's Passion Opening Prayer: Let us pray.Father, look with love on your people,the love which our Lord Jesus Christ showed uswhen he delivered himself upand suffered the agony of the cross,for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, for ever and ever.  Amen. We enter the liturgy on Good Friday in silence.  We don't need a "gathering rite."  It is as though we have been "gathered" since the night before.  The first act of the liturgy is for the Presider and ministers to lay face down before the cross, in silence. ...
  • The Canticle of the Passion (Prayer/Chant) [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    04/14/2011 5:53:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | not given | St. Catherine de' Ricci
    The Canticle of the Passion The Canticle is chanted in some Dominican monasteries on the Fridays of Lent. My friends and My neighbors * have drawn near and stood against Me. I was delivered up and came not forth; * My eyes languished through poverty. And my sweat became as drops of blood, * trickling down and upon the ground. For many dogs have encompassed Me * the council of the malignant hath besieged Me. I have given My body to the strikers * and My cheeks to them that plucked them. I have not turned away My face from...
  • A Man Who Took Life's Business Lemons and Made His Own Business Lemonade

    07/16/2010 11:40:03 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 4 replies
    Associated Content ^ | Published July 16, 2010 by: | Alice Winters
    After getting frustrated out of the lemons his problems gave him, David Miller made his own corporate lemonade. Due to the frustration of always having to call technical support to solve his own frequent hardware problems, he started taking the initiative to educate himself.
  • The Passion/Resurection Of The Christ: THE GREATEST CHAMPIONSHIP

    04/03/2010 5:33:41 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 152+ views ^ | April 3, 2010 | annem040359
    As a fan of women’s college basketball in general and in a special way, of the University of Connecticut or UConn’s women’s basketball team, I am awaiting the start of the women’s final four in San Antonio, TX. What is witnessed here is not only the hope of a repeat to a national championship, but also with history on the line as well as a team to have two years, back to back, of NCAA national championships and two years of perfect seasons.
  • Palms signal Holy Week: Ritual reminder of Jesus's entry into Jerusalem uses fronds that greeted

    03/27/2010 11:35:19 PM PDT · by delacoert · 14 replies · 397+ views
    Times Colonist ^ | March 26, 2010 | Katherine Dedyna
    This Sunday is Palm Sunday, one of the most sacred days in the Christian calendar — marking the beginning of Hoiy Week and thes sacrifice of Good Friday and the celebration of Easter. Wearing red to symbolize the blood of Christ, Father Dean Henderson will celebrate Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Gordon Head. "It's the ritual, reminder and replication of the day Jesus came into Jerusalem, riding in a kingly way and was received with a king's welcome," he says. A donkey was a king's peacetime mode of transportation; in war...
  • Passion Twenty-Ten Opens To 22,000 University Students From 37 Countries

    01/04/2010 6:25:02 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 3 replies · 252+ views ^ | 01/04/2010 | Staff
    University Students 'Do Something Now' to Impact 12 Global Causes ATLANTA - Nearly 22,000 university students from 37 countries embarked on a journey to Atlanta, Ga., to join others like them at Passion Twenty Ten, the first 4-day domestic gathering Passion has held since 2007....
  • Public says 'Nuts!' to ACORN

    09/18/2009 4:32:57 PM PDT · by Scanian · 16 replies · 829+ views
    TheAmerican Thinker ^ | September 18, 2009 | Rosslyn Smith
    Voters are saying nuts to ACORN, A Rasmussen poll on voter attitudes towards ACORN today shows that 51% of voters want the government to stop funding ACORN. "A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 17% favor continued taxpayer support of the Association for Community Organizations for Reform Now. Thirty-two percent (32%) are not sure." Not only do a majority of voters want to cut off funding for ACORN, the details show a negative "passion index" deeper than the Grand Canyon. Only 15% of voters now have even a somewhat favorable opinion of ACORN, while 67% have an...
  • ‘The Passion’ producer speaks about faith and the art of entertainment

    07/23/2009 1:32:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 398+ views
    cna ^ | July 23, 2009
    Steve McEveety CNA STAFF, Jul 23, 2009 / 01:28 pm (CNA).- In a Wednesday evening conference call Steve McEveety, producer of movies such as "The Passion of the Christ" and "Bella," spoke about his Hollywood career, his faith, and how aspiring filmmakers can advance in the entertainment industry. He also discussed the production of movies such as "Braveheart," "The Passion" and "The Stoning of Soraya M."McEveety, a founder of Mpower Pictures, was interviewed by Sean Wolfington, founder of Positive Media and co-owner of Metanoia Films. Members of the media, aspiring young moviemakers and interested laymen listened in and then...
  • The President Who Hates His Country

    05/04/2009 4:40:17 AM PDT · by Scanian · 26 replies · 1,481+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 3, 2009 | Joan Swirsky
    In the last century, the impassioned words and actions of patriots like Winston Churchill – along with America’s heroic help and sacrifice – saved Europe. The eloquence and actions of “I’ve been to the mountaintop” Martin Luther King Jr. brought America to an unprecedented level of social justice. The peerless oratory and tireless diplomacy of the man who would become Israel’s Foreign Minister, Abba Eban convinced the entire world that after the wanton murder of six-million Jews in the Holocaust its straggling survivors deserved their own state of Israel. The inspiring words and decisive actions of President Ronald Reagan ended...
  • On the Physical Death of Jesus Christ

    04/11/2009 11:55:27 PM PDT · by Choose Ye This Day · 12 replies · 802+ views
    Journal of the American Medical Association ^ | March 21, 1986 | William Edwards, M.D.
    Reprinted from JAMA - The Journal of the American Medical Association March 21, 1986, Volume 256 Copyright 1986, American Medical Association By Permission of Mayo Foundation ON THE PHYSICAL DEATH OF JESUS CHRIST William D. Edwards, MD; Wesley J. Gabel, MDiv; Floyd E Hosmer, MS, AMI From the Departments of Pathology (Dr. Edwards) and Medical Graphics (Mr. Hoamer), Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.; and the Homestead United Methodist Church, Rochester, Minn., and the West Bethel United Methodist Church, Bethel, Minn. (Pastor Gabel). Reprint requests to Department of Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905 (Dr. Edwards) * Jesus of Nazareth underwent Jewish...
  • Why we call it 'Good' Friday

    04/10/2009 9:54:57 AM PDT · by tcg · 17 replies · 816+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 4/10/09 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    I served as Deacon at the solemn “Celebration of the Lords Passion”. I had just carried the Cross into the waiting assembly chanting three times: “This is the wood of the Cross, on which hung the Savior of the world,” at which the assembly responded, “Come Let us worship.” This frail couple approached. The wife could barely walk without her husband’s loving firm support. As they drew closer, I could see that the husband’s face was filled with deep wrinkles, the kind of love lines etched in the face from suffering borne with grace. His head was covered with unkempt...
  • Now it begins… Now it all Begins: Holy Week

    04/05/2009 2:41:15 PM PDT · by tcg · 6 replies · 431+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 4/5/09 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Good Liturgy is not a reenactment of something that happened over 2000 years ago but an actual participation in the events themselves. They are timeless and made present in our Liturgical celebrations and our reception of the Sacraments. Every Liturgy is an invitation to enter into the sacrifice of Calvary which occurred once and for all. It is re-presented at every Altar in every Holy Mass. Our Holy Week invites us to participate in the timeless Paschal Mystery, the saving life, suffering, passion, death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Over the course of this Holy Week we attend the Last...
  • "The Word of the Day: 'Hosanna!'" (Sermon for Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion)

    04/04/2009 2:28:30 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies · 1,128+ views
    April 5, 2009 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Word of the Day: ‘Hosanna!’” (John 12:11-19; Psalm 118:19-29)Today is Palm Sunday, and if there is a “word of the day” for this day, I think it’s the word, “Hosanna!” How often do we see that word show up in our service today! We started the service by saying, “Hosanna to the Son of David.” Then we heard the Gospel reading where the crowd cries out, “Hosanna!” As we processed in, we sang about how “the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring.” And we concluded the procession by saying, “Hosanna in the highest.” So before we even sat...
  • "Passion Prediction, Passion Production" (Sermon for the Second Sunday in Lent)

    03/07/2009 5:07:45 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies · 774+ views
    March 8, 2009 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Passion Prediction, Passion Production” (Mark 8:27-38; Romans 5:1-11)One of the themes of Lent, as we head toward Holy Week, is the approaching Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Does that word jump out at you a little bit, “Passion”? It should. Usually when we use the word “passion” in our culture, we’re talking about strong emotion. For example, “The artist went about his work with great passion, painting through the night,” or “The young woman was overcome with passion and fell head over heels in love.” “Passion,” as we most often use the term, is associated with either zeal or...
  • "In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb" (Sermon for Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion)

    03/15/2008 6:27:32 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 14 replies · 1,739+ views
    March 16, 2008 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb” (Matthew 21:1-11; 26:1 – 27:66)“In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb.” Have you heard that saying before? It’s used in reference to the month of March. The idea is that usually March comes in “like a lion”--the weather to begin the month is harsh and cold--and then at the other end, March goes out “like a lamb”--the weather is fair and mild. This year March started out with a few days of lamb-like weather, then the lion roared into our area, and now we’re sort of in-between. What’s in between a...
  • Clinton touts her 'passion' for results

    11/12/2007 1:57:48 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies · 156+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/12/07 | Mike Glover - ap
    DUBUQUE, Iowa - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton says she's "driven by my passions" to get things done and suggests her image as a calculating politician comes from her pragmatic focus on results. "It's a passion that I carry with me every single day," Clinton said Monday in an interview with The Associated Press. "I also know that I live in the real world and I have to figure out how we're going to get these changes done." The price she pays for pragmatism is to sometimes be viewed as calculating, the New York senator said. "I see it as harnessing...
  • Mosque Stirs Racial Passion In Germany

    07/15/2007 2:48:03 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies · 969+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 7-15-2007 | Jason Burke
    Mosque stirs racial passion in Germany While Muslims see a £20m building for Cologne as test of a nation's tolerance, critics fear the rise of a parallel, repressive society Jason Burke in Cologne Sunday July 15, 2007 The Observer (UK) Anti-mosque protest in Cologne. Photograph: Henning Kaiser/AFP/Getty This weekend the mosque is overcrowded, the cafe grubby, the social centre and offices scruffy and uncomfortable. Not for long, hopes Kilic Iqbal, 27, who works for the Turkish religious and cultural association that runs the complex. 'It will be beautiful, but much more too,' said Iqbal. 'The Muslims of Germany have been...
  • 'The Passion: Facts, Fictions and Faith' on FNC Easter Sunday

    04/06/2007 11:29:15 PM PDT · by nutmeg · 13 replies · 855+ views
    Fox News Channel - - "Fox Fan" page ^ | Friday, April 06, 2007 | Fox News Channel
    How much do we really know about the Easter story and the week that led up to it? Tune in this weekend as FOX News' religion correspondent Lauren Green takes you inside the mysteries and controversies of the Passion story.Sunday, April 8 at 4pm, 9pm and Midnight, ET
  • Catholic Caucus: Readings/Liturgy, 04-06-07, Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion

    04/06/2007 12:05:52 AM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies · 999+ views American Bible ^ | 04-06-07 | New American Bible
    April 6, 2007                                Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion Psalm: Friday 12     Reading 1Responsorial PsalmReading 2Gospel Reading 1Is 52:13—53:12 See, my servant shall prosper,he shall be raised high and greatly exalted.Even as many were amazed at him(so marred was his look beyond human semblanceand his appearance beyond that of the sons of man(so shall he startle many nations,because of him kings shall stand speechless;for those who have not been told shall see,those who have not heard shall ponder it. Who would believe what we have heard?To whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?He grew up...
  • "Three Words from the Cross" (Sermon for Good Friday noon)

    04/05/2007 8:36:13 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 6 replies · 509+ views
    April 6, 2007 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Three Words from the Cross” (Luke 23:33-49)Our Lord Jesus Christ spoke seven words from the cross. We get that number by piecing together the accounts from all four evangelists, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. But no single evangelist records all seven words. Matthew and Mark report only one: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” St. John reports three: “Woman, behold, your son” and “Behold, your mother” count as one word; “I thirst” and “It is finished” are the other two in John. That leaves three words from the cross that are recorded only by St. Luke. Those...
  • First Sermon on the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ

    04/05/2007 3:52:16 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 7 replies · 388+ views
    Sola Deo Gloria ^ | John Calvin
    First Sermon on the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ John Calvin Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me. And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup...
  • "The Meal, Christ's Suffering, and the Coming of the Kingdom" (Sermon for Holy Thursday)

    04/04/2007 3:36:53 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 7 replies · 375+ views
    April 5, 2007 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Meal, Christ’s Suffering, and the Coming of the Kingdom” (Luke 22:7-20)Our text is the Holy Gospel, from Luke 22, the account of our Lord’s institution of his Holy Supper. Specifically we want to look at these words from our Lord which Luke records, where Jesus says to his disciples: “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” Likewise Jesus says to them, “For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the...
  • Good Friday

    03/26/2007 9:24:01 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies · 778+ views
    Good Friday O, My people! What have I done to thee that thou shouldst testify against me? - from The Reproaches ReadingsVeneration of the Cross - The ReproachesGood Friday ideas for familiesThe Cross - The Sign of the Cross - The Crucifix, Crosses and Symbols of ChristOn Good Friday, the entire Church fixes her gaze on the Cross at Calvary. Each member of the Church tries to understand at what cost Christ has won our redemption. In the solemn ceremonies of Good Friday, in the Adoration of the Cross, in the chanting of the 'Reproaches', in the reading of the...
  • Passiontide and Holy Week

    03/26/2007 5:07:35 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies · 1,083+ views
    Women of Faith and Family ^ | not given |
    Passiontide and Holy Week PassiontideChrist became, for our sake, obedient unto death, even the death of the Cross.Philippians 2:8Contents:The Celebration of PassiontidePassion Sunday - Blessed palms and Palm procession Holy Week - Confession and Easter Duty The Triduum - TenebraeSee also Paschale Solemnitatis - Vatican Letter on Preparations for Holy Week and Easter - Congregation for Divine Worship--------- Confession - Penance--------- Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday PASSIONTIDE is the last two weeks of Lent, when the readings and prayers of the liturgy focus on the Passion of Our Lord. The word "passion", in the Christian sense, does not...
  • When Reading the Passion (proper liturgical format for Mass on Palm Sunday & Good Friday)

    03/22/2007 12:20:10 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 1,771+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | March 20, 2007 | Father Edward McNamara
    ROME, MARCH 20, 2007 ( Answered by Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: The music director of our parish has some rather liberal ideas of how he uses music during Mass. Once, the reading of the Passion was stopped at the moment when we were kneeling in remembrance of Christ's dying moment. The music director then had the assembly sing three verses of "Were You There." After the music, the Passion was completed. I find this more than a bit bizarre. Is this sort of practice considered something that is allowed during a Mass?...
  • Angels of the Passion: A Meditation on Jesus' Last Hours (also video link)

    03/13/2007 6:56:21 AM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 331+ views
    The Meaning of the Bridge of Angels The Bridge of Angels (in Italian, Ponte Sant'Angelo) spans the Tiber River in Rome. Only a few steps away from St. Peter's Basilica, the bridge reflects the psychological shift from secular to sacred the occurs when pilgrims crossed from the busy streets of Rome over to the churches of the Vatican. Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the famed Italian sculptor, originally designed the bridge's angel sculptures in the seventeenth century. Though few of the angels standing today were done by his hand, Bernini's vision for the bridge lives on. Five angel sculptures flank each...
  • Volunteer Blazes New Path With Passion for Troops

    02/20/2007 5:09:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 212+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2007 – When it comes to connecting troops and their families with services they deserve, Pat Kerr is in a league of her own -- literally. Missouri State Veterans Ombudsman Pat Kerr shows off a photo of her daughter, Army Reserve Capt. Kate Numerick, who is serving her second tour in Iraq. Photo by Fred W. Baker III  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. As the only paid state veterans ombudsman in the nation, Kerr spends her time battling bureaucracies, raising money and advocating for servicemembers, their families and veterans in Missouri. But folks shouldn’t let...
  • Passion for helping children

    09/19/2006 7:59:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 549+ views
    Edmay Mayers’ heart was touched by the children and the teachers at Al Diwaniyah Kindergarten. For Edmay Mayers the desire to volunteer for service in Iraq was the same as it was for many Americans - she wanted to do her part to support her country in the Global War on Terrorism. Once in Iraq however, she felt her heart open to the victims of war, especially those too young to have been anything but pawns of the previous regime. Mayers has been in Iraq for more than nine months of her one-year tour. She has traveled all over the...
  • Reiner: Gibson Must Come Clean on 'Passion' (Meathead Now Speaking for Jews Everywhere)

    08/27/2006 12:50:32 PM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 99 replies · 2,291+ views
    Reiner: Gibson, Come Clean on `Passion' LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mel Gibson's apology for making drunken anti-Semitic remarks isn't enough to redeem him, actor-producer Rob Reiner said. The actor also must acknowledge that "his work reflects anti-Semitism," particularly the 2004 hit movie "The Passion of the Christ," Reiner told Associated Press Radio. "When he comes to the understanding that he has done that, and can come out and say, you know, 'My views have been reflected in my work and I feel bad that I've done that,' then that will be the beginning of some reconciliation for him," Reiner said....
  • Mel Gibson link to Aussie anti-Semitic group

    08/05/2006 3:42:51 PM PDT · by familyop · 32 replies · 1,200+ views
    Melbourne Herald Sun (Australia) ^ | 06AUG06 | LINCOLN WRIGHT
    MEL Gibson once had close links to the Australian League of Rights, a Far Right group notorious for its anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and Holocaust denial. The league claims the world is run by a secret society of Jews. The Hollywood star's foray into Far Right activist politics in Australia occurred in 1987 when he campaigned for a friend, Rob Taylor, who stood unsuccessfully for the northern Victorian federal seat of Indi. Charles Pinwill, a former Queensland state director of the League of Rights, said he knew Gibson's father, Hutton, and said Gibson was interested in the league's ideas. "They were...
  • Many Hollywood Jewish leaders silent on Gibson

    08/03/2006 2:22:06 AM PDT · by familyop · 26 replies · 827+ views
    Reuters ^ | 02AUG06 | Arthur Spiegelman
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Superstar Mel Gibson goes on a drunken anti-Semitic tirade and Hollywood's powerful Jewish community finds itself under attack for not speaking up strongly enough in protest. In the days since Gibson's arrest on suspicion of drunk driving after a wild ride down a Malibu highway, few of the leading Jewish figures in the film industry have publicly commented on Gibson's barrage of anti-Semitic comments. The actor was formally charged with drunk driving on Wednesday, six days after his arrest and subsequent rant to a police officer about Jews causing all the wars. On Tuesday, Gibson issued...
  • Mel Gibson's Apology OK With Catholic League

    07/31/2006 9:45:46 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 62 replies · 1,252+ views
    NewsMax ^ | July 31, 2006 | the Staff
    Mel Gibson's Apology OK With Catholic League Monday, July 31, 2006 3:51 p.m. EDT Catholic League President Bill Donohue commented today on the furor over the comments Mel Gibson allegedly made after his arrest for drunk driving Friday morning: "What Mel Gibson apparently said is indefensible. The remark attributed to him, ‘The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world,’ is anti-Semitic and irresponsible. Fortunately, he has apologized for his bigoted outburst. "Unfortunately, his apology is being rejected by some who should know better. To wit: Abraham Foxman, head of the Anti-Defamation League, has branded Gibson’s apology ‘unremorseful...
  • Mel culpa: Gibson sorry after tirade [including "anti-Semitic remarks"]

    07/30/2006 5:13:24 PM PDT · by familyop · 199 replies · 5,817+ views
    The Age (AU) ^ | 31JUL06 | Gerard Wright
    MEL Gibson was speeding, drunk and absolutely certain of how this episode would end when he was pulled over and arrested by a police officer in Malibu. Gibson, 50, told Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy James Mee he "owned" Malibu as he was driven, handcuffed, to the Los Hills sheriff's station early on Friday morning, and he would "get even" with him. "I'm going to f--- you," Gibson reportedly said. "You're going to regret you ever did this to me." What followed will cast a shadow over the remainder of the American-born, Australian-raised Gibson's career as one of Hollywood's most...
  • Polish hilltop shrine centuries old center of devotion to Passion, Mary

    05/19/2006 9:41:36 AM PDT · by lizol · 4 replies · 189+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 5/17/2006 | Jonathan Luxmoore
    Polish hilltop shrine centuries old center of devotion to Passion, Mary By Jonathan Luxmoore 5/17/2006 Catholic News Service ( WARSAW, Poland – The hilltop Marian shrine of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska has been a center of devotion to the Passion and to Mary for four centuries. When Pope John Paul II prayed at the shrine in 2002 during his last homecoming, he said he had found strength at Kalwaria Zebrzydowska and counted on Polish Catholics to continue coming to the shrine "to ask Mary to obtain for us unity of faith, unity of mind and spirit, unity in families and unity in...
  • Self-Destruction is a Choice

    05/02/2006 11:32:56 AM PDT · by Baconian · 10 replies · 832+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | May 2, 2006 | Mychal Massie
    Self-Destruction is a Choice by Mychal Massie America is in a downward spiral, plummeting toward destruction – not because of depleted ozone, global warming, over population, mineral-resource depletion or any other silly pluripotent argument that is wheeled out daily. We are self destructing because of our choices. And while there was a time our choices appeared to be slowing down the inevitable, it now appears that all that is possible is being done to hasten same. America is collapsing because, as a people, we have chosen to embrace lies over the truth. We have cursed that which is good and...
  • Jewish group slams Polish religious rite as anti-Semitic

    04/27/2006 11:21:15 AM PDT · by lizol · 116 replies · 1,717+ views
    Middle East Times ^ | April 27, 2006
    Jewish group slams Polish religious rite as anti-Semitic April 27, 2006 WARSAW -- A Jewish rights group on Wednesday protested to the Polish government over an Easter ritual held at a famous Roman Catholic sanctuary in southern Poland, claiming that the ceremony was tainted by anti-Semitism. The Simon Wiesenthal Center urged Polish foreign minister Stefan Meller to discipline organizers of the Stations of the Cross ceremony at Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, a site to be visited by Pope Benedict XVI during his trip to Poland in May. Shimon Samuels, director for International Relations at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, which tracks down Nazi...
  • The Holiday Hallmark Can't Handle

    04/14/2006 10:56:32 AM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies · 1,054+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | April 14, 2006 | David Rensberger
    Every year on Good Friday, I notice a peculiar feeling. When I’m out and about, riding the bus or walking past a store, I feel a strange disconnect between myself and the world around me. Outside, it’s an ordinary day. The streets are busy, people are buying and selling, there are families in the parks and planes in the air. It’s springtime in Atlanta, and already the earth’s beauty is beginning to be seen. Inside, things are different. I feel a sense of loss, a sense of a great drama taking place. This is the day on which we commemorate...
  • Good Friday Reproaches

    04/14/2006 6:58:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies · 2,511+ views
    My people, what have I done to you How have I offended you? Answer me! I led you out of Egypt, from slavery to freedom, but you led your Savior to the cross. My people, what have I done to you? How have I offended you? Answer me! For forty years I led you safely through the desert. I fed you with manna from heaven,ù and brought you to a land of plenty; but you led your Savior to the cross. Holy is God! Holy and strong! Holy immortal One, have mercy on us! What more could I have done...

    04/13/2006 12:38:32 PM PDT · by MILESJESU · 5 replies · 396+ views
    "Way of the Cross" at Colosseum (Part 1) Text Prepared by Archbishop Comastri VATICAN CITY, APRIL 12, 2006 ( Here is the first part of the translation of the meditations prepared for Good Friday's Stations of the Cross at the Roman Colosseum. Benedict XVI will preside over the event. The Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff released the translation. Part 2 will appear in the dispatch on Holy Thursday. * * * Way of the Cross at the Colosseum Led by Benedict XVI Good Friday 2006 Meditations and Prayers Composed by Archbishop Angelo Comastri, Vicar General of...
  • We Will Relive the Passion, Death and Resurrection

    04/12/2006 8:15:45 PM PDT · by ELS · 5 replies · 544+ views
    ZENIT News Agency ^ | April 12, 2006 | Benedict XVI
    On the Easter Triduum "We Will Relive the Passion, Death and Resurrection" VATICAN CITY, APRIL 12, 2006 ( Here is a translation of Benedict XVI's address at today's general audience, which he dedicated to explain the meaning of the Easter triduum. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters: Tomorrow the Easter triduum begins, which is the fulcrum of the whole liturgical year. Aided by the sacred rites of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the solemn Easter Vigil, we will relive the passion, death and resurrection of the Lord. They are propitious days to reawaken in us a more intense desire...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 04-09-06, Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

    04/08/2006 10:30:11 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies · 2,409+ views American Bible ^ | 04-09-06 | New American Bible
    April 9, 2006 Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord At the Procession with Palms Psalm: Sunday 17 Gospel 1Mk 11:1-10 When Jesus and his disciples drew near to Jerusalem,to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the village opposite you,and immediately on entering it, you will find a colt tethered on which no one has ever sat.Untie it and bring it here.If anyone should say to you,‘Why are you doing this?’ reply,‘The Master has need of itand will send it back here at once.’”So they...
  • Prayer and Meditation: Meditation on the Passion

    04/07/2006 10:14:45 AM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 10 replies · 155+ views
    KAC | 4/7/06 | Knitting a Conundrum
    Our loving Redeemer  came into the world for no other reason but to save sinners.  Seeing  that sentence of condemnation which was already recorded against us for our sins, what did He do?By His own death, He paid the penalty that we owed; and with His own blood canceled the sentence of condemnation for those who follow him. He nailed that sentence of death to the same Cross on which He died.   (Adapted from St. Alphonsus Liguori) We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee, for by Thy holy cross thou hast redeemed the world. Come join us...