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  • A Bloody 100th Birthday for the Russian Revolution

    10/19/2017 9:57:06 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 12 replies
    The Stream ^ | 10-19-17 | John Zmirak
    On November 7 the world will mark a grim anniversary: One hundred years since the small but devout faction of Marxists called the Bolsheviks lost a popular election. It was the last one Russia would see for 70 years. Instead of accepting the people’s will, the Bolsheviks overthrew that country’s fledgling provisional government. That revolution unleashed a nightmare: a vicious civil war, the mass killing of clergy and religious believers, the slaughter of businessmen and landlords, and the building of concentration camps, 20 years before Hitler. In a single day, the Bolsheviks were known to boast, they killed more dissidents...
  • Bush's Super Bowl Socks to Be Auctioned by Catholic Diocese

    10/18/2017 3:53:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    KOB4 ^ | October 18, 2017
    The New England Patriots may have left Super Bowl LI with the Lombardi Trophy, but someone else is going home with presidential socks. Former Republican President George H.W. Bush is giving a pair of socks he wore to the Super Bowl to a Roman Catholic Diocese in Maine so they can be auctioned off. Bush wore the red, white and blue socks while performing the ceremonial coin toss with his wife Barbara Bush at Super Bowl LI in February.
  • The Uses and Abuses of HateThose who despise what America stands for willingly embrace moral chaos

    10/16/2017 2:01:51 PM PDT · by tjd1454 · 6 replies
    Project Real News ^ | October 16, 2017 | ProjectRealNews - Staff
    Given its prominence in current public discourse, one would think that hate, not love, is a many-splendored thing. The perfectly good word, which oozes out of every media pore, is now so overused that it means next to nothing. Every time you turn around, someone is accused of hate merely for expressing disagreement. This is not just a matter of semantics. Its serious. When you cheapen a word, it discourages honest discussion and leads to more confusion and conflict, which is how the devil likes it. We have it on good authority that the underworld thrives on mayhem. One large...
  • Dublin locals complain about mosques call to prayer noise pollution [Ireland]

    10/16/2017 11:23:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Irish Central ^ | October 16, 2017 04:48 AM | Irish Central Staff
    Locals in west Dublin have filed an appeal against plans for a large-scale mosque in the area, citing concerns the call to prayer would cause noise pollution. The Fingal County Council granted planning permission for a mosque to the Shuhada Foundation of Ireland last month. The mosque, including a 95-foot-tall minaret, a community center, and a primary school is to be built on the site of Warrenstown House, in Blanchardstown. Dr. Taufiq al-Sattar, a neurosurgeon in Dublin, pledged to build the mosque in memory of his late wife and three children who died in an arson attack in Leicester, England,...
  • Peter Jenkins Set Out to Walk Across America and Ended Up Finding Himself a New

    10/15/2017 4:32:22 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 28 replies ^ | March 19, 1979 | Patricia Newman
    Peter Jenkins was of the Watergate generation, a cynic who picked up his college diploma and a 75-pound backpack and set off, as he puts it, to give this country one last chance. Now more than five years and 4,750 miles later, he is a believer. I have America in every cell of my body, he exults, and I could feel God everywhere... By the time Jenkins reached the Mississippi he was no longer a vegetarian. A poor mountain man in Virginia, who offered Jenkins a lamb chop, had made him feel foolish about his no-meat diet. Once a hyper...
  • 'Superpope' Francis T-shirts to help poor, needy

    10/15/2017 12:43:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies ^ | 14 October 2017 10:28 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    A work of street art that turned Pope Francis into superpope will now support Vatican charitable projects through the sale of t-shirts bearing the flying pontiff, artist MauPal said on Friday. In 2014, graffiti artist MauPal whose real name is Mauro Pallotta depicted Francis as a superman on a wall in the Eternal City, flying through the air with his right fist outstretched and white cassock billowing behind him. The pope clutched his trademark black bag in his left hand, from which a blue-and-red striped scarf peeked out. When it appeared in Rome in January 2014, it captured...
  • SW Ohio boy, 13, dies of suspected heroin overdose; dad jailed

    10/14/2017 10:58:00 PM PDT · by Djl3668 · 30 replies
    AP ^ | 0410 | Associated Press
    heroin, Heroin At Home - SW Ohio boy, 13, dies of suspected heroin overdose; dad jailed - WBNS-10TV Columbus, Ohio | Columbus News, Weather & Sports - heroin, Heroin At Home SW Ohio boy, 13, dies of suspected heroin overdose; dad jailed SW Ohio boy, 13, dies of suspected heroin overdose; dad jailed NEWS ASSOCIATED PRESS PUBLISHED: 04/04/17 08:46 AM EDTUPDATED: 04/21/17 05:27 PM EDT DAYTON, Ohio Authorities say a 13-year-old Ohio boy died of a suspected heroin overdose, and his father has been jailed in a previous drug-related case. Nathan Wylie's father and another man brought the unresponsive...
  • 481,000 Irish have no religion as Catholic numbers dive

    10/14/2017 8:09:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Irish Central ^ | October 13, 2017 04:41 AM | James Wilson
    The number of atheists in Ireland has shot up by nearly three quarters whilst the number of Catholics has dived, according to the latest census figures. In 2011, a total of 277,237 ticked the no religion box on the census form, but five years later, 481,388 did so. That means that atheism is now the second largest belief system in the Irish Republic, accounting for 10.1% of the population. The news was welcomed by the pressure group Atheist Ireland, which said, We are increasingly optimistic that a secular Ireland is inevitable, free of religious privilege and religious discrimination against any...
  • 100th anniversary of the "Miracle of Ftima" is TODAY

    10/13/2017 11:26:02 AM PDT · by GraceG · 16 replies
    October 13, 2017 marks the passage of 100 years to the day since Our Lady of Fatima worked the great Miracle of the Sun to confirm the truth of Her apparitions and Message.
  • Family of Minnesota Native Shot in Las Vegas Says He Had Divine Help

    10/12/2017 5:05:27 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 5 replies ^ | 10/12/17 | Jessica Miles
    The Aurich's are a family of faith. And they have no doubt there was divine intervention in play to help get their son Phil to the people he needed to see and the places he needed to be. Phil Aurich, 36, was hit by a bullet during the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Concert in Las Vegas on Oct. 1. And the 12 days since have been unlike any other for his family. But he made it out, thanks to his girlfriend's insistence on keeping running. And thanks to apolice officer, who was supposed to be setting up...
  • Syria: Peace Is About To Break Out And Kill More People

    10/12/2017 11:12:58 AM PDT · by fella · 6 replies
    Strategy Page ^ | 9 Oct. 2017
    The rebels are falling apart. Russia, Iran, Turkey and the Assads have used their de-escalation zones into slaughterhouses by resuming attacks on pro-rebel civilians and any rebels they can catch. ISIL is rapidly losing it personnel and territory because of constant attacks by just about everyone (Turks, Kurds, Assad and his Iranian and Russian allies as well as the Americans and sundry other minor players). As ISIL is being put down everyone is thinking about the next phase of the civil war. The winners want to get rewarded for their service. The Syrian Kurds want autonomy in the northeast (mainly...
  • Market trader, 56, is BANNED from town centre after selling Knights Templar coffee mugs [tr]

    10/12/2017 9:13:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 12, 2017 | Thomas Burrows
    A market stall holder has been banned from having a stand in a town centre because she was selling 'offensive' Knights Templar coffee mugs. Tina Gayle has been prohibited from having a stall in Loughborough Market after someone complained about the mugs. She said the complainant had told the council the 6 Knights Templar mugs were offensive to Muslims and so she was asked to remove them from her stall. When she refused to do so she was sent a letter and informed she had been given an outright ban.
  • Kirkin' of the Tartan will celebrate Scottish heritage

    10/12/2017 8:49:33 AM PDT · by SandRat · 26 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Covenant Presbyterian Church
    BISBEE On Sunday, Oct. 29, Covenant Presbyterian Church will hold a special "Kirkin of the Tartan" worship service to celebrate the Scottish heritage of the Presbyterian Church. The plaintive sound of the bagpipes, played by Pete Criscuolo, will herald the Kirkin of the Tartan worship service at 12:30 p.m. He will be playing outside in front of the main entrance to the church and then lead a procession into the church for the 1 p.m. Kirkin Worship Service. Wear whatever attire you are comfortable worshipping in, all the better if you wear a kilt and sash. The church...

    10/12/2017 7:56:27 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/12/2017 | Christopher Wyrick
    Here is a Father that has had enough and is addressing his unified school district in San Diego.
  • Iraqi Catholic Church Boken Into and Targeted in Apparent Arson

    10/09/2017 10:37:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    kntv ^ | Oct 9, 2017 | David Schuman
    Members of a local Catholic church are in shock because of a crime over the weekend that has also left them hurt and confused. St. Barbara Chaldean Catholic Church was broken into, burglarized, and apparently the target of an attempted arson. "We were shocked," Father Ray Sarkees, the church pastor said. "We're all shocked about it." Several heavy-duty fans cover the floor of the building. They're drying things out after the sprinklers went off. A black scorch mark covers a large area around the altar. Sarkees says a church safe and a sound system were stolen, along with donation boxes....
  • Any good resources for supporting potential Korean Refugees ~ Vanity

    10/09/2017 10:12:00 AM PDT · by GraceG · 26 replies
    I was thinking with all the craziness surrounding North Korea and the possibility of Nuclear War on the Korean Peninsula are there any Korean Freepers out there than know if are any good organizations that are working ahead of time to setup possible shelters and housing for South Koreans that may have to evacuate the country should the proverbial fat boys hit the fan. I know some of the local Korean Christian Churches in the area where I live have been making some plans and some have always had plans should the Korean War go hot again ( the war...
  • Lessons Learned From the Las Vegas Murders and a Path Forward

    10/06/2017 7:47:51 PM PDT · by MPB · 23 replies
    Active Self Protection ^ | 2017-10-06 | John Correia
    From the Active Self Protection channel on Youtube - John's excellent response to the Las Vegas shooting, addressing the societal aspects, how an aware self-defender could/should react, etc. Lessons Learned From the Las Vegas Murders and a Path Forward - Active Self Protection
  • Confusing the Evolution Debate (Most Americans would not object to all sides being taught)

    10/04/2017 7:06:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/04/2017 | Mike Konrad
    Of all the Western nations, Americans are the least likely to believe in evolution, according to a recent survey. Still, some applauded when even more recent statistics apparently showed that support for creationism had dropped below 40% in America. Still, at 38%, one has to wonder how precise those numbers are. America has had a history of fundamentalist Protestantism. The Puritans were not like the wavering Anglicans whom they fled. Nor would they take suggestions from the Pope. This streak has informed our country from its inception. And, contrary to present disdain, that influence was often for the good....
  • Tomb Of Real Santa Claus, St. Nicholas, May Have Found By Archaeologists

    10/04/2017 11:31:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 10/04/17 | ELANA GLOWATZ
    Archaeologists may have found proof that Santa Claus died hundreds of years ago and is not the one delivering gifts to children on Christmas. At St. Nicholas church in the Turkish province Antalya, scientists have reportedly discovered a temple and burial area below the current church. The Guardian said the experts surveyed the area with ground-penetrating radar and found the subsurface temple. While largely intact, delicate and historic artwork like mosaics and stone reliefs are blocking off access to the old structure. However, careful excavation will reveal the temple and possible the body of St. Nicholas. The church is in...
  • Malaysia Opens Muslim-Only Laundromat to Ensure Purity of Clothing

    10/03/2017 5:25:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Breibart ^ | October 2, 2017 | Ben Kew
    A Muslim-only laundromat operating in Malaysia designed to maintain purity of Islamic clothing is causing controversy among the countrys various religious groups. A photograph of a signboard advertising the Muslim-friendly laundrette in the state of Johor first caused a stir on social media last week.