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  • Revealed: Names of Seven American Muslim Leaders at White House ‘Anti-Muslim Bigotry’ Meeting

    02/05/2015 10:22:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/5/15 | Jordan Schachtel
    The White House has still refused to name the “American Muslim leaders” with whom President Obama met to “discuss a range of domestic and foreign policy issues.” According to a White House statement on the President’s meeting, the domestic issues discussed were the “Affordable Care Act, anti-Muslim violence and discrimination, the 21st Century Policing Task Force, and the upcoming White House Summit on Countering Violence Extremism.” On the foreign policy front, “the President discussed the need to continue countering ISIL and other groups that commit horrific acts of violence, purportedly in the name of Islam,” while also congratulating Muslims on...
  • This Year's Pilgrimage to Mecca May Come with Extra Dose of Ebola

    10/16/2014 8:03:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/16/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    In Islam, making a ritual pilgrimage to Mecca is almost as sacred as beheading a screaming infidel. These pilgrimages often come with their own death tolls as Muslims throw rocks at a pillar representing satan and generally trample each other and have a good time.In the past, African Muslims would be tricked into making the pilgrimage only to be left with nothing and then sold as slaves. Today there’s a different sort of threat for them on the horizon. Anxious to safeguard Islam’s haj pilgrimage from the threat of Ebola, Saudi authorities are screening pilgrims arriving from West Africa...
  • Virus Hangs Over Islamic Pilgrimage To Mecca

    10/09/2013 9:22:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    LATimes ^ | October 09, 2013 | Eryn Brown
    Virus Hangs Over Islamic Pilgrimage To Mecca Health officials in the U.S. will be on the alert for anyone returning from the Middle East with symptoms of MERS, a mysterious and potentially deadly illness. Laila Shifa, left, helps her daughter, Homaira Hamid, center, and husband Jahan pack in their Northridge apartment for their hajj pilgrimage. The couple are bringing face masks to help guard against the MERS virus, which has been detected in the Middle East. By Eryn Brown October 9 After they got married last year, Homaira and Jahan Hamid decided they would embark on the hajj pilgrimage to...
  • Daniel Pipes: Terror's apologists go mute

    08/12/2003 1:16:30 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies · 185+ views
    National Post ^ | August 12 2003 | Daniel Pipes
    Howls of rage went up after the Joint Terrorism Task Force, guns drawn, arrested Maher Hawash in the parking lot of an Intel Corporation facility in March, 2003, and placed him in solitary confinement. The protests intensified as prosecutors detained him without charges for more than a month in an Oregon jail while they pored over the evidence. Given Maher Mofeid "Mike" Hawash's biography, this all came as a particular shock, for he personified the American success story. A Palestinian born in Nablus in 1964 and reared in Kuwait, he arrived in the United States in 1984, earning degrees in...
  • 'Providence' at Hand During Movie Filming, Says Writer-Director Estevez

    02/24/2011 7:19:30 AM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | 2/23/11 | Mark Pattison
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- "I've stopped using the word coincidence" to describe how the upcoming film "The Way" got made, said its writer-director-producer, Emilio Estevez. "It was providence. ... It was the divine." "The Way," which stars Estevez's father, Martin Sheen, tells the story of four Westerners walking the 500-mile pilgrimage route from the French Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Sheen, who joked during a Feb. 18 interview with Catholic News Service that "I did my own walking" in the movie without a stunt double's help, recalled the first time he tried to make the pilgrimage himself. "It was in...
  • Eric Holder sues school for Muslim who was refused Muslim pilgrimage leave

    12/15/2010 4:23:43 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 25 replies · 2+ views
    Examiner ^ | December 15, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Eric Holder sues school for Muslim who was refused Muslim pilgrimage leave. Attorney General Eric Holder, who refused to prosecute Black Panthers for voter intimidation and was actually connected to a company that was tied to a terrorist group, is using the might of the federal government to sue the Berkeley school district in the state of Illinois. The Chicago-area school district is a party in a lawsuit filed in Chicago federal court just this past Monday, and it’s all on behalf of a Muslim woman by the name of Safoorah Khan. It seems that Khan thought that McArthur Middle...
  • Thieves Try to Rob Padre Pio's Tomb

    08/09/2010 11:27:25 PM PDT · by 0beron · 1 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 08/10/2010 | Tancred
    Intruders attempted to steal relics of the Italian National Hero Padre Pio (1887-1968) in the dead of night. Rome (kath.net/KAP) Intruders attempted to steal relics of the Italian National Hero Padre Pio (1887-1968) in the dead of night. The thieves broke into the chapel crypt of the south Italian city of Saint Giovanni Rotundo, according to the Roman daily 'La Republica' (Monday-Edition) which was reported to the local police. There the perpetrators broke through the bulletproof glass, behind which the reliquary of the Capuccin Monk is located.
  • British government removes online petition (on own site) protesting pope's visit

    07/20/2010 5:50:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    USC ^ | July 19, 2010 | Simon Caldwell
    LONDON (CNS) -- The British government has removed from its website a petition protesting Pope Benedict XVI's Sept. 16-19 visit to England and Scotland. The petition had urged the British prime minister to dissociate the government from the pope's "intolerant views" and not to support the state visit financially. The secularist coalition Protest the Pope sponsored the petition, which had attracted more than 12,300 signatures. Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, who drafted the petition, said July 16 that the government had removed the petition three months before it was due to close, and that it had not allowed signatures since...
  • Mike Tyson goes on Mecca pilgrimage

    07/03/2010 1:31:29 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 29 replies · 1+ views
    FORMER boxing champion Mike Tyson, who converted to Islam while in jail in the 1990s, is visiting the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina on pilgrimage.Tyson, who was world heavyweight champion from 1986 to 1990, arrived on Friday in Medina with the Canadian Dawa Association for the umrah, or minor pilgrimage, the newspaper Okaz said. From Medina he will travel on to Mecca and plans to visit other Saudi cities, it reported. Tyson, 44, converted to Islam while serving a 10-year prison sentence, later commuted to three years, for raping a US beauty queen in 1991.
  • US seminarians begin Lenten pilgrimage to Rome's ancient churches

    02/17/2010 11:11:16 AM PST · by NYer · 2 replies · 177+ views
    cns ^ | February 17, 2010 | Father Matthew Gamber
    Deacon Greg Ihm, a seminarian from the Diocese of Madison, Wis., prays during an early morning Ash Wednesday Mass at the Basilica of Santa Sabina in Rome Feb. 17. (CNS/Paul Haring) By Father Matthew GamberCatholic News Service ROME (CNS) -- For seminarians at the Pontifical North American College, Lent did not begin with receiving ashes in the warmth of the seminary chapel; it began with a long, cold walk in morning darkness down one hill and up another to the Church of Santa Sabina. Once inside the fifth-century basilica, they received their ashes Feb. 17 and began the college's...
  • US, Iraqi troops prepare route for pilgrimage

    02/03/2010 3:43:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 189+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | 1st Lt. Meghan E. Keefe, USA
    SALAH AD DIN – Shi'a Muslims here will soon begin their pilgrimage to religious shrines in observance of Arba'een. Meaning “40” in Arabic, Arba'een is the 40th day after Ashura, or the death and martyrdom of Iman Husain ibn Ali, the 3rd Imam and grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. The religious observance is known to some as the Muharram ritual and has many variations around the world. During this time, observers make their pilgrimage to the Husyan and Abbas shrines in Karbala, Iraq, by traveling on roadways that, in the past, have had threats imposed on them from improvised explosive...
  • Storms stall pilgrims at Islam's annual hajj (Bad Weather In Mecca!)

    11/25/2009 2:44:50 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 16 replies · 814+ views
    The heaviest rain to hit Islam's annual hajj pilgrimage in years soaked the faithful and flooded the road to Mecca, snarling traffic as millions of Muslims headed for the holy sites. The downpours add an extra hazard on top of intense concerns about the spread of swine flu. Pilgrims in white robes holding umbrellas, some wearing face masks for fear of the flu, circled the black cube-shaped Kaaba in the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca, the opening rite for the hajj. But the shrine — Islam's holiest site — and the nearby rain-soaked streets did not see the usual massive,...
  • Saudi Arabia: Obama's grandmother in Mecca for 'Hajj' ceremony

    11/25/2009 1:49:09 PM PST · by T. Buzzard Trueblood · 36 replies · 2,262+ views
    Adnkronos ^ | 11/25/09 | Adnkronos
    Mecca, 25 Nov. (AKI) - The grandmother of US president Barack Obama has arrived in Saudi Arabia for the 'Hajj' or Islamic pilgrimage to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, a Saudi daily said on Wednesday. Sarah Obama, 87, is being accompanied by a nephew and Obama's cousin, Omran. On Wednesday Sarah Obama was in the valley of Mina with an African delegation, according to the Saudi daily Okaz. Obama, the mother of the American president's father, lives in a village in Kenya and is one of the many guests of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud....
  • Day 1 of Pope's Pilgrimage Seen as Success

    05/09/2009 2:55:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 403+ views
    EWTN ^ | May 9, 2009 | Mercedes de la Torre
    AMMAN, Jordan, MAY 8, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI is in the Holy Land as a self-defined "pilgrim of peace," but he hopes to bring the region more than an absence of conflict, says a Vatican aide following the weeklong pilgrimage.Father Caesar Atuire, the delegate administrator of Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi, spoke with ZENIT about the Pope's trip, which began today in Jordan.The Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi is the Vatican institution whose mission is to evangelize through pastoral tourism and the ministry of pilgrimage.This trip is important, Father Atuire said, "because he is arriving in a moment in which this land is trying...
  • Benedict XVI to give First Communion to 40 Iraqi children in Jordan

    05/09/2009 7:03:28 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies · 482+ views
    EWTN ^ | May 9, 2009
    Rome, Italy, May 9, 2009 / 12:33 am (CNA).- During the Papal Mass on May 10 in Amman, Jordan, Pope Benedict XVI will give First Communion to 40 Iraqi children, according to the Secretary of the Chaldean Diocese of Jordan, Msgr. Raymond Moussalli. The SIR news agency reports that Msgr. Moussalli, who is in charge of welcoming Iraqi refugees in Amman, said Jordan children would be among the group as well. "Their desire is to pray with the Pope for reconciliation and peace in Iraq. It will be an important moment for us faithful not only in Jordan but also...
  • Israel's Hebrew Catholics keep the faith

    05/06/2009 2:05:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 762+ views
    AFP ^ | May 5, 2009
    JERUSALEM — With just 400 faithful, the Hebrew-speaking Vicariate is dwarfed by the much larger Palestinian Christian community, estimated at some 180,000 in Israel and the Palestinian territories, which will be the main focus of the pope's eight-day visit starting Friday.Established in 1955 by a small group which included several converted Jews, some of them Holocaust survivors, the vicariate largely keeps to itself in a country founded as a Jewish state in which Christians are often suspected of being missionaries.Hebrew prayers reverberate through the humble Catholic chapel in Jerusalem where whitewashed walls are adorned with a metal cross and pictures...
  • Pope says he goes to the Holy Land ‘as a pilgrim of peace’

    05/04/2009 9:57:05 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 314+ views
    CNA ^ | May 4, 2009
    Vatican City, May 4, 2009 / 10:27 am (CNA).- Members of the Papal Foundation met with Pope Benedict on Saturday and heard him speak about his trip to the Holy Land later this week. He told the foundation that he will go as "a pilgrim of peace" to a land that has been marred by violence and injustice for 60 years.Pope Benedict began the audience by greeting Cardinal William Keeler, the other cardinals and bishops present and the lay members of the foundation with St. Paul’s words-- "Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus...
  • Egyptian MPs: Stop Israeli pilgrimages

    12/11/2008 3:43:01 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 6 replies · 409+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Dec 10, 2008 | Staff
    Egyptian members of parliament and activists are campaigning to prevent thousands of Israeli Jews from flocking to Egypt every year to visit the grave of a famous rabbi. Thousands of Israelis make annual trips to neighboring Egypt to celebrate the birthday of Rabbi Ya'aqov Abu Ha'seira, a 19th-century Moroccan Jew who was considered a holy man and is buried in Egypt about 156 kilometers north of Cairo. Locals say Israeli visitors behave in a way they find offensive. Campaigners say the visitors dance and wear provocative clothing and that the locals suffer from the tight security measures applied throughout the...
  • Pope to Pray for World at Feet of Our Lady (of Lourdes) [Catholic Caucus]

    09/10/2008 4:47:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 197+ views
    ZNA ^ | September 10, 2008
    VATICAN CITY, SEPT. 10, 2008 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI will pray at the feet of Our Lady of Lourdes for the Church, the sick and for peace in the world when he visits the Marian shrine this weekend. The Pope said this at the end of today's general audience in a message directed to the people of France. The Pope will travel Friday-Monday to Paris and Lourdes. His visit to the Marian shrine takes place in the context of the 150th anniversary of apparitions of Our Lady to Bernadette Soubirous."I go as a messenger of peace and fraternity," he said in...
  • The Pilgrim's Progressiveness: Does going to Mecca make Muslims more moderate?

    04/29/2008 3:37:06 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 3 replies · 129+ views
    Slate ^ | April 25, 2008 | Ray Fisman
    Last December, more than 2 million Muslims from around the world converged on Saudi Arabia to participate in the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to the holy site of Mecca. The Hajjis spent a month performing religious rituals, mingling with Muslims from all walks of life, and, in some cases, taking part in communal chants of "Death to America" led by Islamic extremists. This was understandably unnerving to the 10,000 or so Americans who made the pilgrimage, not to mention those who didn't. Such behavior raised concerns that the Hajj is a breeding ground for anti-Western sentiment—or worse. Then again, the...
  • Vatican launches charter airline

    08/28/2007 10:17:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies · 656+ views
    UPI ^ | August 28, 2007 | Marta Falconi
    VATICAN CITY, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The Vatican's new airline got off the ground Monday with plans to fly 150,000 pilgrims a year to shrines in Europe and the Middle East. Mistral Air officials said they plan to fly Roman Catholic pilgrims to shrines in France, Poland, Spain and the Middle East and later add Mexico to the schedule, BBC News reported. Mistral Air officially opened Monday with the first flight planned from Rome to Lourdes in France with a senior Vatican cardinal aboard to inaugurate the low-cost charter service, the BBC said. Mistral Air has signed a five-year agreement...
  • Vatican plans airways to heaven

    08/15/2007 7:45:37 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 316+ views
    Guardian ^ | August 15, 2007 | Tom Kington
    The Vatican may have territorial limits, its own post office and even a football tournament, but it has hitherto lacked what all real states offer: an airline.That will be put right this month as the Vatican launches its first charter flights for pilgrims from Rome to Lourdes, with some of the world's top religious destinations to follow, including the shrine of Fatima in Portugal and the shrine of the Madonna of Guadalupe in Mexico."The spirit of this new initiative is to meet the growing demand by pilgrims to visit the most important sites for the faith," Father Cesare Atuire at...
  • Shiite pilgrimage ends mostly peacefully

    08/10/2007 8:14:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 182+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/10/07 | Sally Buzbee - ap
    BAGHDAD - A car bomb killed at least eight people in a northern Kurdish area Friday, but Baghdad remained largely calm with a driving ban still in effect and thousands of Shiite pilgrims headed home. U.S. military officials praised the performance of Iraqi security forces during the pilgrimage Thursday, which saw hundreds of thousands of Shiites march to a northern Baghdad shrine, undisturbed by any major violence. The driving ban and curfew imposed on Baghdad for three days was to lift at dawn Saturday. "They have done an absolutely amazing job," said Col. John Castles, commander of the 2nd Brigade...
  • Poland's pilgrims (see large picture gallery of military pilgrims - US GI's too :-)

    08/08/2007 2:52:29 PM PDT · by lizol · 18 replies · 570+ views
    Polish Radio ^ | 06.08.2007 | Joanna Najfeld
    Poland's pilgrims 06.08.2007 In a run up to the August 15 Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, hundreds of thousands of people from all over Poland set off on walking pilgrimages, marching hundreds of kilometers across the country to the Black Madonna of Czestochowa, Poland's major Marian Shrine. Report by Joanna Najfeld Every year at the beginning of August, hundreds of thousands of people in Poland set off on an exhausting march, lasting even two weeks to pay homage to Our Lady of Czestochowa at Poland's most revered religious and national pilgrimage destination - Jasna Góra. Days...
  • Muslim hub of Russia wants to become second Mecca

    08/03/2007 1:54:28 AM PDT · by Webby_surfer · 35 replies · 708+ views
    Russia-IC ^ | 03.08.07 | Natalya L.
    Administration of the city Kazan, which is considered the Muslim hub of Russia, has extensive plans of turning the city into an influential centre of business and religious tourism and to attract pilgrims from around the world, like Mecca.
  • (Daniel Pipes' Weblog) Hilton Hotel's "Pilgrimage to Makkah"

    02/19/2007 3:25:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 491+ views
    danielpipes.org ^ | February 15, 2007 | Daniel Pipes
    As a silver member of "Hilton HHonors," I receive the odd discount from the hotel chain but today's offer really caught my eye. It was not to swing in Las Vegas or spend April in Paris, but to go on pilgrimage to Mecca. I've posted the webpage here. Some salient excerpts: Between February 1 and March 31, 2007, GCC nationals who stay a minimum of two consecutive nights at the Makkah Hilton & Towers earn double Hilton HHonors® Base points. Please note: During this period, Makkah is accessible only to Muslims and visas are issued to nationals of Bahrain, Oman,...
  • Itinerary of Benedict XVI's Trip to Turkey Published

    11/12/2006 5:46:52 PM PST · by NYer · 14 replies · 872+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | November 12, 2006
    VATICAN CITY, NOV. 12, 2006 (Zenit.org).- The Vatican press office has published a general outline of the itinerary and agenda for Benedict XVI's upcoming apostolic trip to Turkey. Vatican Radio, directed by Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, who also heads the press office, completed details of the program for the Nov. 28-Dec. 1 trip. The Pope will leave from Rome's Fiumicino airport at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28. He will arrive at the Esenboga airport at Ankara, the Turkish capital, at 1 p.m., local time. The Holy Father will first visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, "Father of the Turks," who...
  • US Soldiers march in Polish pilgrimage

    08/15/2006 11:58:17 AM PDT · by lizol · 14 replies · 889+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Aug. 14, 2006 | Spc. Matthis Chiroux
    USAREUR Soldiers march in Polish pilgrimage By Spc. Matthis Chiroux U.S. Army, Europe, Public Affairs Soldiers from six NATO countries form together, signaling the end of a 10-day, 180-mile march in Poland. Spc. Matthis Chiroux POLAND (Army News Service, Aug. 14, 2006) – Every year, hundreds of thousands of Polish pilgrims – including members of the armed forces – trudge along rolling roads and muddy pathways to pay tribute to the Black Madonna of Czestochowa. This year, they asked some of their closest neighbors and allies to tag along. Polish Land Forces invited 50 U.S. Southern European Task Force Soldiers...
  • What a glorious trip! – Pilgrimage to Czestochowa (they have just arrived!)

    08/14/2006 11:10:43 AM PDT · by lizol · 6 replies · 249+ views
    What a glorious trip! – Pilgrimage to Czestochowa Who? 5 thousand young people. What? Catholic pedestrian pilgrimage. When? August the 5th-14th, each year, tradition since AD. 1712. Where? Poland, 160 miles (300 km) between Warsaw and Czestochowa, Black Madonna Shrine. Why? Love of God and Blessed Mother Mary; prayer, community, expiation. Praise the Lord!! Amazing! Incredible! And unbelievable! What a glorious trip! This had to be one of the most awesome times I have ever experienced in carrying the cross around the world! In August 2005, with God's help, I had the great joy of traveling with two of my...
  • One third of French believe in miracles : poll

    08/09/2006 10:35:43 AM PDT · by Republicain · 23 replies · 417+ views
    PARIS, Aug 8, 2006 (AFP) - More than a third of French people believe in miracles, according to a poll to appear on Thursday, just days before a major annual pilgrimage to the Lourdes sanctuary in southwestern France. Thirty-five percent of respondents to the poll, carried out by TNS-Sofres for the French Roman Catholic magazine The Pilgrim, said they believed in miracles, though they used different definitions for the word. One third of believers defined a miracle as "a phenomenon for which there is no explanation", another third said it was "a happy and unexpected event" while only eight percent...
  • Twelve killed in Polish school bus crash

    09/30/2005 12:28:10 PM PDT · by lizol · 13 replies · 1,439+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri 30 Sep 2005
    Twelve killed in Polish school bus crash Fri 30 Sep 2005 1:41 PM ET (Updates death toll, adds local media on cause) WARSAW, Sept 30 (Reuters) - A bus carrying schoolchildren on a pilgrimage collided with a truck in eastern Poland on Friday, killing 12 people and injuring dozens, the fire brigade said. The bus, carrying high-school students to Czestochowa shrine, span across the road and caught fire after the collision, said Jacek Dobrzynski, a spokesman for the fire brigade in the eastern city of Bialystok. "The bus was completely burned and people were running away in flames," he said...
  • 294th Warsaw Academic Metropolitan Pilgrimage has set out on the way to Jasna Gora (pictures)

    08/06/2005 2:48:02 PM PDT · by lizol · 3 replies · 204+ views
    August 6, 2005 | lizol
    What? Catholic pedestrian pilgrimage. Who? 5 thousand young people. When? 5th-14th August each year Where? 300 km in Poland, between Warsaw and Czestochowa, Black Madonna Shrine. Why? Love of God and Blessed Mother Mary; prayer, community, expiation. The route of the pilgrimage is more or less 300 km (daily walk of 30-35 km), regardless of the rain or the sun. Piglrimage bypasess big cities; our way leads through some villages, forests, open fields. Night's lodging is your own tent. Our bags and tents during the day are transported by the tracks. No smoking, no alcohol, no co-education, no drugs, no...
  • Not to Forget, but to Forgive (Christian in Israel)

    06/17/2005 6:46:21 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 4 replies · 270+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | June 17, 2005 | Patricia Golan
    In Israel, Father Emile Shoufani is probably best known for having organized an extraordinary four-day Arab-Jewish pilgrimage to Auschwitz in 2003. Abroad, where he is known as "Le Cure' de Nazareth" (The Parish Priest of Nazareth)... Shoufani is director of one of the most prestigious schools in the country, St. Joseph's Seminary and High School in Nazareth. Muslim and Druse pupils make up 40% of the student body; the rest are Christians. "This is a Catholic school, but not in the sense of the Jewish religious schools," he explains. "It's a place for students of all backgrounds to be together."...
  • Record number of people converge on Fatima

    05/14/2005 5:56:33 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 288+ views
    Bangkok Post ^ | May 14, 2005
    Fatima, Portugal _ A record number of Christian pilgrims walked to the shrine of Fatima yesterday to mark the anniversary of the alleged apparition of the Virgin Mary before three children in 1917. An estimated 30,000 people walked several days to the Fatima sanctuary, about 150km north of the capital Lisbon, from all over the country. Several thousand others drove there to attend the annual ceremony at the Fatima shrine. ``We think there are more pilgrims who walked to the sanctuary, which we consider to be a record,'' said Father Manuel Antunes. Lucia de Jesus dos Santos, who claimed she...
  • EXCLUSIVE -‘QAEDA' TIES TO PILGRIM GIS

    10/02/2003 2:33:55 AM PDT · by kattracks · 16 replies · 747+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/02/03 | NILES LATHEM
    <p>WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is investigating a trip by 100 Muslim members of the U.S. armed forces for a pilgrimage to Mecca that was paid for by a Saudi charity accused of financing al Qaeda, The Post has learned.</p> <p>The so-called "Hajj Tour" in March 2001 for Muslim servicemen and chaplains was organized by the Muslim World League, a major charity group financed in part by the Saudi royal family and which is dedicated to the spread of Wahhabism, the extreme form of Islam embraced by Osama bin Laden.</p>
  • PENTAGON EYES CHAPLAIN PILGRIMAGE

    10/15/2003 1:36:21 AM PDT · by kattracks · 8 replies · 439+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/15/03 | NILES LATHEM
    <p>October 15, 2003 -- WASHINGTON - Pentagon investigators will question a Muslim chaplain who arranged a trip to Mecca for Islamic U.S. servicemen that was paid for by a Saudi charity linked to al Qaeda, a top Defense Department official said yesterday. In March 2001, Capt. Rasheed Muhammad led a "Haj tour" for about 60 Muslim service people that was paid for by the Muslim World League, which is dedicated to the spread of an extreme form of Islam embraced by Osama bin Laden.</p>
  • A Lent Pilgrimage; Valentine's Legacy Station Churches Are Home to Tradition

    02/10/2005 8:03:46 PM PST · by AncientAirs · 141+ views
    Zenit.org ^ | February 10, 2005 | Catherine Smibert
    ROME, FEB. 10, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Lent is when Rome offers its international community the chance to grow in holiness through the traditional "station church" pilgrimage in their own languages. I am not a keen early riser, but during the Lenten season in Rome, I find myself actually pleading with colleagues to change shifts so that I can have more time to attend the 7 a.m. Masses in a different Roman church every day. That amounts to around 46 churches over seven weeks. And I am not alone. In fact, due to the large crowds, it's recommended that pilgrims get to...
  • Christians from every denomination meet where Jesus was baptised

    01/28/2005 1:48:53 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies · 483+ views
    Asia News ^ | January 28, 2005
    Amman (AsiaNews) – About 15,000 Christians from Jordan and the Holy Land came today to the shores of the Jordan River to the spot where, according to tradition, Jesus was baptised. They travelled to the holy site, which is just a few kilometres south-west of the Jordanian capital of Amman, to celebrate the Feat of the Theophany.The high point of the event was a holy mass celebrated at 10 am by Mgr Michel Sabbah, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, with seven leaders of other Churches with a presence in the Holy Land such as the Melkite, Armenian, Maronite, Chaldean, Coptic...
  • Shilling for the new Castro

    01/17/2005 9:32:10 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 3 replies · 183+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan. 17, 2005 | Richard A. Baehr
    Last week, three US Senators, Florida's Bill Nelson, Connecticut's Thomas Dodd, and Rhode Island's Lincoln Chafee visited with Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez in Caracas, to try to assess the deteriorating state of US-Venezuelan relations. The three Senators left their meeting, reciting the need for improved relations, and describing how central was Venezuela's role in supplying oil to America. The identical statements could have been uttered had the three Senators visited the sheikhs and princes in Saudi Arabia, of course. However, other than the many paid shills for Saudi Arabia in the think tanks and Middle East studies institutes in this...
  • A Religious Pilgrimage to England

    09/22/2004 8:47:46 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 35 replies · 1,058+ views
    myself | 9/22/2004 | Pyro7480
    A Religious Pilgrimage to England During the first full week of September, I visited England. I flew over there the night of September 3, and I arrived at Heathrow Airport on the morning of the 4th. The purpose of my visit was twofold: to visit a good friend of mine who got married on August 20, and to visit go on pilgrimage to Walsingham, England. Walsingham was one of the major places of pilgrimage for Catholics in medieval times. Thousands of devout pilgrims traveled there after the Virgin Mary appeared there to a widow in 1061. A "Holy House," based...
  • Pilgrimage to PA, National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, honoring Holy Mother inspires scores

    08/26/2004 10:03:43 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies · 640+ views
    Herald News ^ | 08.22.04
    Polish pilgrims' trek shows faith Pilgrimage honoring Holy Mother inspires scores to set example Photo GalleryA line of footsteps, extending through history from the villages of rural Poland to the immigrant neighborhoods of urban America, continued unbroken for the 17th year with this month's pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa.Instead of traveling to the original church in Czestochowa, Poland, to pay homage to the Holy Mother, those living in the United States have adapted the ancient tradition of pilgrimage by walking each year from New Jersey to Pennsylvania.From Aug. 12-15, the four-day, 56-mile trek from Great Meadows...
  • Pilgrimage to Québec and Canadian Shrines

    08/21/2004 7:06:06 PM PDT · by tridentine · 2 replies · 284+ views
    A Pilgrimage to Québec and Canadian Shrines Sponsored by St. Joseph Association and Una Voce Albany was held August 17-19, 2004. Destinations included Ste. Anne du Beaupre, Québec; Notre Dame du Cap, Trois Rivieres; and St. Joseph Oratory, Montreal.
  • A Traditional Pilgrimage Right Here in America

    08/21/2004 8:35:58 AM PDT · by Maximilian · 54 replies · 1,008+ views
    Seattle Catholic ^ | 8/14/2004 | John Galvin
    A Traditional Pilgrimage Right Here in America What: Ninth Annual Pilgrimage for Restoration When: September 15-18, 2004 Where: Lake George, NY to Shrine of the North American Martyrs in Auriesville, NY How: 75-miles of hiking on foot (modified pilgrimage available for young & old) Who: Sponsored by National Coalition of Clergy & Laity, with pilgrimage support by the Company of St. Rene Goupil. Up to 150 pilgrims expected for full march plus up to 600 on final day (Saturday) for 7-mile pilgrimage from Blessed Kateri Tekawitha Shrine to North American Martyrs Shrine Why: Restoration of True Devotion to Mary, Queen...
  • Catholic trek turns secular

    07/24/2004 7:14:03 AM PDT · by ELS · 4 replies · 428+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 23, 2004 | Geoff Pingree and Lisa Abend
    SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – For centuries, Catholic pilgrims made this sacred journey across Spain for heavenly rewards. This summer, the throngs arriving in Santiago de Compostela have found more-immediate gratification: concerts by Lou Reed, The Cure, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Welcome to Xacobeo, the festival honoring the famed Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, which finishes here in the rolling green hills of northwestern Spain. Once the domain of devout Catholics, the 420-mile trek across the country to honor the Apostle James has been transformed into a pop-culture spectacle. Jenna Bush did it. So did the Queen of Spain. Even...
  • Jenna Bush on Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage

    06/02/2004 10:20:43 AM PDT · by churchillbuff · 84 replies · 416+ views
    Yahoo ^ | June 2, 04 | Yahoo
    President Bush (news - web sites)'s daughter, Jenna, right, walks with unidentified friends on a pilgrimage to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, northwestern Spain, Wednesday June 2, 2004. Jenna and her friends started the estimated 112 mile (180 kilometer) pilgrimage last Saturday and are expected to arrive in Santiago Thursday after completing 19 miles (30 kilometers) a day. (AP Photo/EFE, Lavandeira jr)
  • The Remnant to Return to Chartres for 13th Consecutive Year

    05/25/2004 8:29:07 AM PDT · by tridentine · 16 replies · 156+ views
    The Remnant ^ | May 31, 2004 | Michael J. Matt
    A few hours from now I will board an airplane bound for France. On Pentecost weekend, we will be walking the grand Pilgrimage of Notre Dame de Chretiente from Paris to Chartres, France. I ask readers to please keep Gerry Matatics, Chris Ferrara, Fr. McDonald, myself and 50 fellow Americans in your prayers as we undertake this journey and the difficult 3-day, 70-mile walking Pilgrimage across France. I will certainly remember all the readers and friends of this apostolate in my prayers during this time. I also ask readers to be patient as our next issue may be delayed by...
  • Thailand's Muslim youths become radicalised

    05/02/2004 10:31:01 PM PDT · by ambrose · 6 replies · 255+ views
    Thailand's Muslim youths become radicalised By Amy Kazmin Published: May 3 2004 5:00 | Last Updated: May 3 2004 5:00 Just a week ago, the 19 youthful members of Baan Su So's football team were the pride of their lush, seemingly tranquil southern Thai village, winning a top prize in a league championship. But today, villagers in Baan Su So are reluctant to talk about the religious Muslim athletes, who were killed on Wednesday in a hail of police gunfire after they attacked a Thai security checkpoint 26km from home. The teammates, who ranged in age from 19 to 32,...
  • Going Back to Viet Nam: 2

    09/07/2003 5:22:59 AM PDT · by ThanhPhero · 4 replies · 553+ views
    080903 | self
    Many Catholics reach a point in their lives when a pilgrimage is appropriate. Most Americans go to Guadelupe or the European sites- Rome, Fatima, Lourdes, even Medjugorge, and, of course, the Holy land. My conversion to Christianity came at the hands of an old Vietnamese priest I met by happenstance in Florida and I became a member of a Vietnamese language parish so when I started to feel the pull of pilgrimage, the focus was the site of Asia’s Apparition, i.e. La Vang, a place formerly in the forest near what is now the city of Quang Tri up by...
  • Police suspend non-Muslim visits to Temple Mount

    07/30/2003 5:32:51 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies · 200+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7-30-03 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS
    Jerusalem police on Wednesday abruptly suspended the limited visits of non-Muslims to Jerusalem's Temple Mount, just weeks after the site was partially reopened to Jewish and Christian visitors for the first time in nearly three years, police said. Jerusalem police spokeswoman Sigal Toledano said Wednesday that the decision to again close off Judaism's holiest site was made because of "operational considerations," and declined to say when the visits would be renewed. Last month, police announced that they had begun permitting some small groups of Jewish and Christian tourists as well as Israelis to reenter the site, nearly three years after...
  • 500 Christian Teenagers Make Annual Pilgrimage to Cheyenne

    06/24/2003 12:31:21 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 279+ views
    Cheyenne, WY, Tribune-Eagle ^ | 06-24-03 | Olson, Ilene
    World Changers at work By Ilene Olson Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE – Thanks to nearly 500 teenagers who came to change this part of the world, things are looking up for homeowners like Dana Grant. “I’m going to have almost a brand new house, at least on the outside,” a jubilant Grant said Monday after watching a group of young people work on her home. World Changers is making its annual pilgrimage here this week and next. “They’re replacing the siding, doors, new windows, and they’re going to put in some kind of a new step for me,”...