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  • Actress-turned-nun Dolores Hart back at Oscars on the red carpet

    02/27/2012 7:11:31 AM PST · by NYer · 18 replies · 2+ views
    NWTimes ^ | February 27, 2012 | By Philip Potempa
    Actress-turned-nun Mother Dolores Hart I wrote in April about the new play "Nunset Boulevard" by Dan Goggin opening at Theatre at the Center in Munster. In this stage comedy, a group of nuns trying to raise money to save its convent dares to risk a cross-country trip to face the evils of today's Hollywood and audition for a new movie based on the life of Dolores Hart. Although the play was pure silly imagination, Hart, now 73, is the very real actress who had a successful film career in 1950s Hollywood opposite famous leading men such as Elvis Presley, Montgomery...
  • Failed Vatican Hack Attack Sheds Light on Anonymous' Methods

    02/27/2012 7:06:15 AM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    MCNBC ^ | 2/27/12 | Nicole Perlroth and John Markoff
    Hackers apparently aimed to draw attention to child sexual abuse by priestsSAN FRANCISCO — The elusive hacker movement known as Anonymous has carried out Internet attacks on well-known organizations like Sony and PBS. In August, the group went after its most prominent target yet: the Vatican. The campaign against the Vatican, which did not receive wide attention at the time, involved hundreds of people, some with hacking skills and some without. A core group of participants openly drummed up support for the attack using YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. Others searched for vulnerabilities on a Vatican Web site and, when that...
  • Clerical Narcissism and Lent

    02/27/2012 6:57:50 AM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies · 1+ views
    George Weigel ^ | 2/22/12 | George Weigel
    Since the introduction of the new liturgical texts this past November, I’ve attended Mass in Australia, California, New York, Rome, Washington, and Phoenix, and in none of these venues have I detected any of the calamities confidently predicted by opponents of the new texts. Not only has there been no visible distress over “consubstantial”; the People of God seem to have rather quickly and painlessly adjusted to the changes, so that, three months into the process, it’s a rare “And also with you” that escapes the lips of an unthinking congregant. In fact, most of the people who’ve spoken to...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes

    02/27/2012 4:54:30 AM PST · by jackv · 25 replies · 1+ views
    4-27-12 | jackv
    "Yea, Tho I Walk Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Will Fear No Evil... For Thou Art With Me."Psalm 23:4 "Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare of the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; He is my God, and I am trusting Him." (Psalm 91:1-2)
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/27/12)[Prayer]

    02/27/2012 4:32:36 AM PST · by left that other site · 28 replies · 1+ views
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/27/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Book Of Ruth Chapter 1 Naomi Widowed 1. Now it came about in the days when the judges governed, that there was a famine in the land And a certain man of Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn in the land of Moab with his wife and his two sons. 2. The name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife, Naomi; and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Bethlehem in Judah. Now they entered the land of Moab and remained there. 3....
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update - February 26th, 2012 (Dispensational Caucus)

    02/27/2012 12:08:54 AM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 3 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | February 26, 2012 | Uploaded by alohabibleprophecy
    Mid-East Prophecy Update - February 26, 2012 This week's topic: Pastor JD talks about the perilous problem in Syria and the far reaching implications for the United States.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-27-12

    02/26/2012 7:46:51 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies · 2+ views ^ | 02-27-12 | Revised New American Bible
    February 27, 2012   Monday of the First Week of Lent   Reading 1 Lv 19:1-2, 11-18 The LORD said to Moses,"Speak to the whole assembly of the children of Israel and tell them:Be holy, for I, the LORD, your God, am holy. "You shall not steal.You shall not lie or speak falsely to one another.You shall not swear falsely by my name,thus profaning the name of your God.I am the LORD. "You shall not defraud or rob your neighbor.You shall not withhold overnight the wages of your day laborer.You shall not curse the deaf,or put a stumbling block in...
  • Cheesefare Sunday Forgiveness Vespers (Orthodox)

    02/26/2012 7:44:23 PM PST · by The_Reader_David · 3 replies · 1+ views
    As no one has yet done so, it seemed right to post a thread for the virtual version of the exchange of forgiveness at the end of Forgiveness Vespers. If anyone who has the Orthodox ping list ventures onto the thread, ping the others. Wishing all a blessed and holy Great Lent. Struggle well!
  • The Mystery of the Cherubs

    02/26/2012 5:19:27 PM PST · by Phinneous · 23 replies · 2+ views ^ | 2/1/2011 | Rabbi Shmuel Braun
    Unbelievable class on the inner meanind of the Cherubs, the angelic statues above the Holy Ark. It's an intermediate level...he translates most of the Hebrew he quotes so don't be scared. JEWS--Learn your heritage!
  • The Temptations of Jesus Christ

    02/26/2012 4:36:22 PM PST · by Salvation · 22 replies · 1+ views ^ | not available | Jeff Cavins
     The Temptations of Jesus Christ by Jeff Cavins Some people give in when confronted with temptation in their lives. Some just do the best they can. In this week’s Gospel reading [the first Sunday in Lent] we have an inside look at how Jesus overcame temptation with God’s word.  When Jesus came on the scene in Israel 2,000 years ago, the Romans were occupying the land and Israel was feeling the weight of that oppressive government. The Jews were expecting the Messiah to come at anytime to liberate them. After all, great kings of Israel’s past had all demonstrated their leadership by confronting...
  • † Traditional True Mass Propers : Dominica Prima in Quadragesima ~ First Sunday In Lent †

    02/26/2012 3:09:02 PM PST · by Robert Drobot · 57 replies
    Robert Drobot | Anno Dómini 26 February 2012 | Most Holy Trinity
    Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus Traditional True Holy Mass Propers † Dominica Prima in Quadragesima ~ First Sunday In Lent † Anno Dómini 26 February 2012 † Statio ad Sanctum Joannem in Laterano ~ Station at Saint John Lateran † Commemorating† The Feast of Saint Alexander, Doctor of the Church, Patriarch of Alexandria † Color: Violaceus ~ Violet Vestments II Classis ~ Second Class Observance Invocábit me, et ego exáudiam eum; erípiam eum, et glorificábo eum.... ( He shall call upon Me, and I will hear him; I will deliver him, and glorify him.... ) "....Scriptum est enim : Dominum...
  • Pope says arrogance drives infertility field, tells couples to shun artificial procreation

    02/26/2012 1:22:06 PM PST · by NYer · 86 replies · 1+ views
    Brandon Sun ^ | February 25, 2012
    In this picture made available by the Vatican newspaper Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI greets the faithful of the Pontifical Academy for Life during a private audience at the Vatican, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano, Handout)VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday urged infertile couples to shun artificial procreation, decrying such methods as a form of arrogance.Speaking at the end of a three-day Vatican conference on diagnosing and treating infertility, Benedict also reiterated church teaching that marriage is the only permissible place to conceive children. Matrimony "constitutes the only 'place' worthy of the call to existence of...
  • Lenten Station Churches of Rome - - Week 1 SUNDAY: SAN GIOVANNI IN LATERANO

    02/26/2012 1:01:02 PM PST · by NYer · 2 replies · 2+ views
    pnac ^ | February 26, 2012
    On the first Sunday of Lent, the stational cycle brings us to the Cathedral Archbasilica of the Holy Savior and St. John the Evangelist and St. John the Baptist in the Lateran, the formal title of this church whose significance in the history of the Roman Church can hardly be exaggerated. It is here that the Holy Father has his cathedra as Bishop of Rome, on a site given by the Emperor Constantine to Pope Miltiades soon after the Battle of the Milvian Bridge. While there are only a few structural segments of that first basilica remaining within the...
  • Israel the End Times Prophecies (Dispensational Caucus)

    02/26/2012 1:00:17 PM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 9 replies · 1+ views
    The Omega Letter ^ | February 23, 2012 | J.L. Robb
    ''Israel is the very embodiment of Jewish continuity: It is the only nation on earth that inhabits the same land, bears the same name, speaks the same language, and worships the same God that it did 3,000 years ago. You dig the soil and you find pottery from Davidic times, coins from Bar Kokhba, and 2,000-year-old scrolls written in a script remarkably like the one that today advertises ice cream at the corner candy store.'' Charles Krauthammer - The Weekly Standard, May 11, 1998 The Children of Israel settled in the Land of Canaan in 1200 BC with the conquests...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    02/26/2012 12:31:39 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 20 replies
    2-26-11 | Kitty Mittens
    1Timothy 1:17 Glory and Honor to God Forever and Ever. He is the King of the Ages, The Unseen One Who Never Dies; He Alone is God, And Full of Wisdom, amen.
  • How Lent Can Make a Difference in Your Relationship with God (Ecumenical Thread)

    02/26/2012 11:20:08 AM PST · by narses · 5 replies
    Patheos ^ | Rev. Dr. Mark D. Roberts
    Note: You may download this resource at no cost, for personal use or for use in a Christian ministry, as long as you are not publishing it for sale. All I ask is that you acknowledge the source of this material: For all other uses, please contact me at Thank you.  Introduction to Lent Growing up as an evangelical Christian, I experienced Lent as little more than a joke. “What are you giving up for Lent?” my friends would ask. “Homework,” I’d say with a smirk, or “Obeying my parents.” Lent was one of those peculiar practices demanded...
  • Boys Town founder to be named Servant of God

    02/26/2012 10:19:53 AM PST · by NYer · 24 replies · 1+ views
    cna ^ | February 25, 2012 | Kevin J. Jones
    Portrait of Father Flanagan created by Boys Town alum Paul Otera, courtesy of the Archdiocese of Omaha Omaha, Neb., Feb 25, 2012 / 04:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Father Edward Flanagan, the founder of the famous Boys Town orphanage, will be declared a “Servant of God” next month as the Archdiocese of Omaha opens his cause for beatification.“For years many in the Omaha community and beyond have venerated the memory of Fr. Edward Flanagan,” Archbishop George Lucas said Feb. 21. “I am happy that we can begin the process of examining the holiness that was apparent in his life and...
  • REMAIN in ME "Show Me"I truly am your First Love [charismatic caucus]

    02/26/2012 9:42:28 AM PST · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 2-26-12 | Jedediah
    Remain in Me ! "Show Me" I truly am your first love ! Have I taken you to the river to where you all belong ?! Have I placed in your hearts the beauty of song ?! Have I changed a visitation into an abide ?! Then why is it you forsake me and run and hide ? Is it that in my presence you do not know how to be , Quiet tranquil and just wait upon me ?! For if I am your Shepherd and truly pastor you in "your" ways , Then would it not behoove you...
  • 'Beauty and Belief' - Acclaimed Islamic art exhibit at BYU [Mormon]

    02/26/2012 7:34:23 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 55 replies
    LDS Church News ^ | February 25, 2012 | Jason Swensen
    'Beauty and Belief' - Acclaimed Islamic art exhibit at BYU Curators hope collection helps bridge Islam and Western culture By Jason SwensenChurch News staff writer Published: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 PROVO, UTAH Why would Brigham Young University — a Church-owned institution found in the heart of Mormon culture and heritage — play host to a massive exhibit of Islamic art grounded in the day-to-day culture of the Muslim world?It's a fair question. One that exhibit and museum directors are eager to answer and engage. Dr. Sabiha Al Khemir, project director of the new Islamic-themed "Beauty and Belief," said she is...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/26/12)[Prayer]

    02/26/2012 5:08:07 AM PST · by left that other site · 39 replies · 1+ views
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/26/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Book Of Zehariah Chapter 14 1. Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. 2. For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. 3. Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day...