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  • Hundreds of Thousands Rally in Rome Against Gay Unions

    06/21/2015 6:17:32 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | 6/20/15 | Philippine Robert
    Rome (AFP) - Hundreds of thousands of Italians gathered in Rome Saturday to demonstrate against gay unions and the teaching of gender theories in schools, as Prime Minister Matteo Renzi tries to push a civil union bill through parliament. Holding aloft banners reading "The family will save the world" and "Let's defend our children", a sea of people crammed into the San Giovanni square near the Italian capital's historic centre to support family values. The square, which can hold an estimated 300,000 people, was overflowing with the young, elderly and parents with toddlers, an AFP photographer said, with many more...
  • Gladiator Fights Revealed in Ancient Graffiti

    06/20/2015 5:58:55 PM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 19,2015 | Owen Jarus
    <p>Hundreds of graffiti messages engraved into stone in the ancient city of Aphrodisias, in modern-day Turkey, have been discovered and deciphered, revealing what life was like there over 1,500 years ago, researchers say.</p> <p>The graffiti touches on many aspects of the city's life, including gladiator combat, chariot racing, religious fighting and sex. The markings date to a time when the Roman and Byzantine empires ruled over the city.</p>
  • Vatican makes history: Pope allows Islamic prayers, Koran readings [June 9, 2014]

    06/09/2015 11:30:50 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 298 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | June 9, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    For the first time in Vatican history, the pope allowed for the reading of Islamic prayers and Koran readings from the Catholic facility. The readings and prayer came as Pope Francis met with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Vatican City, a gathering designed to pray for Middle Eastern peace. A Holy See spokesman said the prayers were supposed to be a “pause in politics,” Breitbart reported. The pope said, too, that he hoped the interfaith prayers would foster peace specifically between Israelis and Palestinians, the news outlet said.
  • The Republic For Which It Stands

    06/08/2015 3:42:11 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 9 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 06/08/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    “At issue in the Hiss case”, wrote Whittaker Chambers in his autobiography Witness, “was the question whether this sick society, which we call Western civilization, could in its extremity still cast up a man whose faith in it was so great the he would voluntarily abandon those things which men hold good, including life, to defend it.” In August 1948, Chambers, an editor at Time, identified Alger Hiss, a former assistant to the Secretary of State and former General Secretary of the United Nations, as a fellow member of his underground Communist cell in the 1930s. Hiss was ultimately convicted...
  • The Republic For Which It Stands

    06/07/2015 3:18:46 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 19 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 06/07/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    “At issue in the Hiss case”, wrote Whittaker Chambers in his autobiography Witness, “was the question whether this sick society, which we call Western civilization, could in its extremity still cast up a man whose faith in it was so great the he would voluntarily abandon those things which men hold good, including life, to defend it.” In August 1948, Chambers, an editor at Time, identified Alger Hiss, a former assistant to the Secretary of State and former General Secretary of the United Nations, as a fellow member of his underground Communist cell in the 1930s. Hiss was ultimately convicted...
  • How to resolve an historical paradox

    06/03/2015 8:54:19 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 103 replies
    White Horse Inn ^ | FEBRUARY 25, 2014 | TIMOTHY F. KAUFFMAN
    M. C. Escher’s Drawing Hands shows two drawn hands drawing each other, each hand getting its power to draw from the other. True to Escher’s style, a paradox is presented to the eye of the beholder, and the paradox is never resolved—the eye must continually move from one object to the other. Each time the eye settles on an apparently solid 3-dimensional object that can make sense of the rest of the picture, the paradox reappears. The search for the original, “authoritative” hand never ends. We believe this is a good illustration of Roman Catholicism’s view of Tradition because Tradition...
  • Medicine's Hidden Roots in an Ancient Manuscript

    06/02/2015 10:45:22 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 1, 2015 | Mark Schrope
    A Syriac scholar at Philipps University in Marburg, Germany, Dr. Kessel was sitting in the library of the manuscript's owner, a wealthy collector of rare scientific material in Baltimore. At that moment, Dr. Kessel realized that just three weeks earlier, in a library at Harvard University, he had seen a single orphaned page that was too similar to these pages to be coincidence. The manuscript he held contained a hidden translation of an ancient, influential medical text by Galen of Pergamon, a Greco-Roman physician and philosopher who died in 200 A.D. It was missing pages and Dr. Kessel was suddenly...
  • Rome, Her Saints, & the Gospel

    05/28/2015 8:12:00 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 177 replies
    The Cripplegate ^ | May 20, 2015 | Eric Davis
    This past weekend pope Francis canonized four new saints in a ceremony which received extra attention as two of the four were of Palestinian origin. One of the new Palestinian saints, Sister Mariam Baouardy (1846-1878), was a mystic and stigmatic also known as “Mary Jesus Crucified.” She was a Palestinian and foundress of the Discalced Carmelites of Bethlehem in the late 1800’s. The other new Palestinian saint, Sister Marie Alphonsine Danil Ghattas (1843-1927), was a co-founder of the Congregation of the Rosary Sisters, who spent much of her life in Bethlehem founding schools and orphanages.Despite the interesting politics of the situation, we...
  • Hijacker "Given Anthrax Flask By Iraqi Agent"

    10/27/2001 10:27:09 PM PDT · by Fulbright · 30 replies · 821+ views
    London Times ^ | 10/27/01 | Daniel McGrory
    INTELLIGENCE agents from Prague to Swansea are uncovering a trail of clues that point to President Saddam Hussein of Iraq having a hand in al-Qaeda’s terrorist missions. Iraqi ministers have spent the week protesting Baghdad’s innocence to the United Nations, but will not say why some of its diplomats who met Mohammed Atta, one of the suspected September 11 hijackers, disappeared from their European posts after that date. Nor will Baghdad explain why Saddam’s agents were spotted at various times this year with Atta in Germany, Spain, Italy and the Czech Republic. Many in the Pentagon are sure Saddam ...
  • Dacian Gold’s Heavy Price

    05/08/2015 7:53:39 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/08/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Historians agree that some of the Roman military campaigns were motivated by the need to find and control ore reserves required for coinage. Monetary payments were made for a while using un-coined bronze called aes rude and cast bronze ingots called aes signatum. Rome eventually built its own mint and coined silver denarii and smaller coins of bronze. During Emperor Augustus’ reign, a gold coin called aureus was minted, which could be exchanged into silver denarii. Because the Greeks kept their silver drahms as a basis for their monetary system, money exchangers of various currencies were found in large cities....
  • Newman’s historical concession

    05/05/2015 8:10:20 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 18 replies
    Reformation500 ^ | February 12, 2010 | John Bugay
    A commenter wrote: I was not aware that Newman concedes the point that there was no bishop in Rome during that period and I am surprised to hear that! Could you possibly reference that for me? I’m working with the 1989 edition, published by the University of Notre Dame Press. Newman (p. 12) in discussing the Rule of Vincent of Lerins (what was believed always, everywhere, by all — which he single-handedly dismissed) is quoting an imaginary Anglican interlocutor on the discrepancies in teaching from the time of the early church to his time in the 19th century: I shall...
  • Pope Francis celebrates Junipero Serra at Rome's North American College [Catholic Caucus]

    05/04/2015 2:00:39 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    News.va ^ | 05-02-15 | Pope Francis
    Pope Francis celebrates Junipero Serra at Rome's North American College 2015-05-02 Vatican Radio(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Saturday made the short trip to Rome’s Janiculum Hill to the Pontifical North American College, the national seminary for the United States.The College was hosting a day of reflection on Blessed Junipero Serra, the Franciscan missionary to California who will canonized by Pope Francis during his trip to Washington, DC, in September.Pope Francis said during his homily he wanted to discuss three aspect of the life of Blessed Serra – his missionary zeal, his Marian devotion, and his witness of holiness.Pope Francis said...
  • ISIS Supporters Claim Terror Group Has Spread to Rome

    04/30/2015 8:23:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Apr 29, 2015 2:28 pm
    ISIS supporters are claiming on social media that the group is now in Rome. Catherine Herridge reported on “Happening Now” that social media accounts with known ties to ISIS are posting threatening images, alleging that the group has spread to Rome and is poised to attack. […] One tweet reads, “Now we act with photos in your street… soon we will act with our sharp knives…the future is not far away.” …
  • Are you infallible?

    04/28/2015 8:36:56 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 1,573 replies
    One Fold ^ | December 10, 2013 | Brian Culliton
    It’s a question that requires little thought to answer; are you infallible? It ranks right up there with, “Are you God?” But to Catholic apologists the question is quite serious; that’s because they believe that there is a man on earth who, on the subject of faith and morals, is infallible; they call him, “holy father.” See, it does rank right up there with, “Are you God,” at least when coming from people who think their leader is equal with God on deciding issues of faith and morals. According to Catholic apologist, John Martignoni, this question should cause Protestants to...
  • The Pope and Rome – Synonymous, Right? Hmm … Let’s “See”

    02/12/2015 8:00:05 AM PST · by Salvation · 24 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-11-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Pope and Rome – Synonymous, Right? Hmm … Let’s “See” By: Msgr. Charles PopeMost Catholics understandably link the Church, the Papacy, and Rome. We are “Roman” Catholics. The Pope lives in Rome. He is the Bishop of Rome and of the universal Church. Rome, the Papacy, and the Church are solidly linked terms and almost interchangeable. To say, “Rome has spoken … ” is to say the Pope has spoken, the Church has ruled.But this connection has not always held and the popes, for various reasons, have chosen or been “forced” to live outside of Rome.Among the lesser...
  • Dear Churches in America: Prepare to Be Treated Like 1st Century Christians in Rome

    04/24/2015 7:07:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 106 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/24/2015 | Wallace Henley
    The United States Supreme Court may soon liberate the biblically conservative church from old "prejudices" that should have long ago been "jettisoned," forcing it into "rightly bowing to the enlightenments of modernity," in the words of a recent writer in The New York Times. Homosexuality must be removed from the "sin list" and, according to an MSNBC commentator, traditional marriage proponents must be forced "to do things they don't want to do." Sadly, this crusade will be like the Marxist "liberation" movements that promised to "free" people, but really were about control and suppression. The culmination may come as the...
  • Pope Francis performs half-MIRACLE after having lunch with gay and transgender inmates!

    03/23/2015 9:43:50 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 23 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 03/22/2015 | soopermexican
    Here’s a post for our Catholic friends. Apparently the Popester has super miraculous turn-dried-blood-fresh powers in his lips because that’s the unnatural act he committed after chowing down with the gays and the transgenders.Watch below: More on his lunch date: While on a visit to Naples, Italy, Pope Francis visited the Giuseppe Salvia Detention Center in Poggiorale, outside of Naples. According to the Religion News Service, the pope insisted on the visit including lunch with inmates, though it was not on his original schedule. Around 90 inmates, randomly chosen by lottery, attended the lunch, and that group included 10 inmates...
  • 6 myths about the Ides of March and killing Caesar

    03/15/2015 9:55:04 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    Vox ^ | March 15, 2015 | Phil Edwards
    This is what most of us know about the death of Julius Caesar, half-remembered from movies and plays: Some soothsayer said, "Beware the Ides of March." A few idealistic Romans decided to win back Rome for the people.Caesar got stabbed by Brutus with a big sword, said "Et tu, Brute?" and died nobly. All of that is wrong.
  • Pope says Koran is a book of peace and Islam is a peaceful religion

    03/13/2015 6:41:54 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 162 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/13/15 | The Pope himself
    People need to examine whether the faith they claim is really Biblical.
  • 2 American tourists charged over names carved into Colosseum, in latest act of vandalism

    03/12/2015 9:50:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    Carabinieri Captain Lorenzo Iacobone said Monday two tourists from California, ages 21 and 25, were picked up Saturday for carving their names eight centimeters (three inches) high into an upper level of the Colosseum. They were freed later but will face trial for aggravated damage to a monument. Iacobone said the young women apologized for the vandalism, but he said such acts "are extremely serious, and no one considers the damage they are creating."
  • A Roman Pilgrim at the Station Churches 2015 (Catholic Cacs)

    03/11/2015 1:48:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    New Liturgical Movement ^ | March 11, 2015 | GREGORY DIPIPPO
    I apologize for the delay in posting these, but I thought it was important to give Dom Alcuin’s recent piece some extra time as our top story. We’ll get caught up with Agnese’s visits to the Station Churches by the end of this week. It is edifying to see how much more effort has generally been put into these celebrations in recent years, but the church of San Vitale (Friday of the Second Week of Lent) deserves special notice this year, as you can see by clicking the “Continue reading...” link ans scrolling down. Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent -...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Pigeon That Took Rome"(1962)

    03/08/2015 11:14:14 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1962 | Melville Shavelson
  • The Church Fathers, A Door to Rome!

    03/07/2015 2:48:45 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 121 replies
    Way of Life ^ | David Cloud
    The Church Fathers, A Door to Rome Nov/14/12 07:15 Many people have walked into the Roman Catholic Church through the broad door of the “church fathers,” and this is a loud warning today when there is a widespread attraction to the “church fathers” within evangelicalism. The Catholic apologetic ministries use the “church fathers” to prove that Rome’s doctrines go back to the earliest centuries. In the book Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic, David Currie continually uses the church fathers to support his position. He says, “The other group of authors whom Evangelicals should read ... is the early Fathers of...
  • Vatican on alert amid threat of Islamist attacks

    03/02/2015 1:10:17 PM PST · by mojito · 7 replies
    JPost/Reuters ^ | 3/2/2015 | Unattributed
    ROME - The Vatican is on alert in case of an attack by Islamist militants against the city-state or Pope Francis, but officials are not aware of any specific plot, the head of Vatican security said in a rare interview. "The threat exists. This is what has emerged from conversations with Italian and foreign colleagues," Domenico Giani told Polizia Moderna, the magazine published by Italian police, when asked if threats from Islamic State militants were credible. "(But) at the moment I can say that we are not aware of any plan to attack the Vatican or the Holy Father," he...
  • James Bond Spectre filming brings Rome to a standstill

    02/28/2015 5:31:15 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 25 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 2-27-2015 | MailOnline Reporter
    It's as famous for its flash cars as it if for its action scenes. So James Bond fans will delighted to learn that its impressive auto-mobiles were seen getting a serious spin on the set of the franchise's latest film, this week. Two vehicles - including Bond's Aston Martin - brought the Italian city of Rome to a standstill on Friday morning as filming continued to gather pace on Spectre. Film-makers shut part of Rome's historic city centre to create an iconic car chase scenes for the upcoming release. Fans looked on as stunt doubles raced 007's Aston Martin DB10...
  • The secrets of the Santa Priscilla catacombs

    02/25/2015 6:49:58 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 25 February 2015 | Amanda Ruggeri
    The frescoes of the Santa Priscilla catacombs in Rome call our knowledge of the past into question and challenge the teachings of the Church. Amanda Ruggeri investigates. When archaeologists in Rome at the end of the 19th Century began to excavate the Catacombs of Santa Priscilla, they hoped to find treasure: intricately carved monuments and vibrant frescoes of the type found in other ancient, underground cemeteries. Instead, they found devastation.
  • ISIS Calls for Terror Alliance with Radical Leftists to Conquer Rome

    02/25/2015 3:00:39 PM PST · by PROCON · 29 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Feb. 25, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    The Islamist terrorist group ISIS is instructing Muslim sympathizers in Europe (and presumably the United States) to seek out leftist activists to form an “armed combat” alliance. The armed alliance against European governments will further ISIS’s goal to conquer Rome by 2020.The call to recruit leftists is in an eBook entitled Black Flags from Rome. The eBook is the subject of a two part report by Bridget Johnson at PJ Media. (Excellent reporting in both part one and part two.) While Western leftist groups like Obama funder group Code Pink , ANSWER , and ISM have given political support and...
  • How ISIS Plans to Sack Rome: E-Book Outlines Their Plans

    02/25/2015 7:08:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/25/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    An ISIS e-book on how to accomplish their caliphate goal of sacking Rome stresses enlisting “the Islamic State’s secret weapon = secret white converts” to take on Italy.Much of the book, “Black Flags from Rome,” is dedicated to laying out a case for why Muslims in Europe should rise up and assist ISIS from within, citing justifications for discontent from modern-day anti-immigration protests back to post-Ottoman creation of Muslim “ghettos.”The Rome title is one of a series disseminated online that includes Khorasan, Syria, Arabia and Persia, with a forthcoming “Black Flags from Palestine” title promised.It uses graphics from Pew...
  • ISIS and Nathan Bedford Forrest

    02/19/2015 8:50:35 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 19 replies
    History - Our Great Teacher | 19 February 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    ISIS is using a lot of strategies that they must have learned from Nathan Bedford Forrest. Upon reading history, the main tactics employed by Forrest were raw determination, speed, and deceit. ISIS does not have nearly the manpower the media here (which obviously delights in the killing) portrays. They don't have anything they claim to have. It's all a lie. Were we to have proper leadership (A general Sherman, for example) who could be turned loose on ISIS, it would all be over in a matter of weeks. As someone famously said, "You to have to kill enough of the...
  • Gay Catholic group gets VIP treatment at Vatican for first time

    02/18/2015 7:40:25 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | 02/18/2015 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A prominent American Catholic gay rights group was given VIP treatment for the first time at an audience with Pope Francis on Wednesday, a move members saw as a sign of change in the Roman Catholic Church. "This is a sign of movement that's due to the Francis effect," said Sister Jeannine Gramick, co-founder of New Ways Ministry, which ministers to homosexual Catholics and promotes gay rights in the 1.2 billion-member Church. Gramick and executive director Francis DeBernardo led a pilgrimage of 50 homosexual Catholics to the audience in St. Peter's Square. They told Reuters in...
  • ITALY MOBILIZES 5,000-STRONG MILITARY FORCE TO FIGHT ISIS IN LIBYA

    02/17/2015 1:18:59 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 42 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 17, 2015 | Jordan Shachtel
    The government of Italy appears to be taking seriously the threats posed by the Islamic State (ISIS) to its nation. Italian officials said on Monday that they are considering sending 5,000 troops into Libya to combat the country’s burgeoning jihadist presence. In a recent video purportedly produced by the Islamic State’s Libya affiliate, the group slaughtered twenty-one Christians and vowed to seek out Rome as its next target. “And we will conquer Rome, by Allah’s permission, the promise of our prophet, peace be upon him,” a North American English-accented militant leader said after his comrades slaughtered the Christian hostages. Italian...
  • President Obama, America's Nero

    02/17/2015 4:45:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17. 2015 | Cal Thomas
    President Theodore Roosevelt said, "Speak softly, and carry a big stick." More than a century later, President Barack Obama speaks loudly (and incessantly) and carries a twig. Like Nero of ancient Rome, Obama fiddles, takes selfies and does Internet interviews while the world burns. Is he trying to distract himself, or us? To use a sports analogy, is he trying to "run out the clock" and leave office before terrorist fires consume us? We have a president who is mismatched to the times in which we live. He is unserious when seriousness is required. The tyrants of the world...
  • "What ISIS Really Wants"

    02/16/2015 10:22:09 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 84 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 2015 | Graeme Wood
    "What is the Islamic State? Where did it come from, and what are its intentions? The simplicity of these questions can be deceiving, and few Western leaders seem to know the answers. In December, The New York Times published confidential comments by Major General Michael K. Nagata, the Special Operations commander for the United States in the Middle East, admitting that he had hardly begun figuring out the Islamic State’s appeal. “We have not defeated the idea,” he said. “We do not even understand the idea.” In the past year, President Obama has referred to the Islamic State, variously, as...
  • From Rome to Philadelphia: Protecting a Nation from the Fate of Lucretia

    02/16/2015 6:05:28 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 16 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 16, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the United States’ Commander-In-Chief, on Presidents’ Day… During the summer of 1787, the member states of the United States of America sent delegates to Philadelphia, hoping that in this new convention, they could right the errors made in the construction of the Articles of Confederation. The nation was in an economic depression that had not ended with the peace signed in 1783, as many had expected. On the contrary, our currency was worthless, our borders were porous, our cargo was in jeopardy on the high seas, and our veterans were destitute at home. The delegates to the Constitutional...
  • The Late Development of the Bishop of Rome

    02/16/2015 8:49:55 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 61 replies
    Beggars All ^ | October 08, 2010 | Matthew Schultz
    Friday, October 08, 2010 The Late Development of the Bishop of Rome John Bugay has posted on Hermas and the structure of the early Roman church before. I don't have anything original to add to that discussion. However, I'd like to provide some corroboration by Roman Catholic scholars Raymond Brown and John Meier, whose book received both the Nihil Obstat and the Imprimatur (bold mine): There is no doubt that it [The Shepherd of Hermas] was written at Rome (Vis. 1.1.1.; 2.1.1; 4.1.2); and the suggestion that Clement would send it abroad (Vis. 2.4.3) may mean that Hermas' revelations had...
  • Ancient Romans ate meals most Americans would recognize.

    02/10/2015 1:07:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Inside Science ^ | February 3, 2015 | Joel N. Shurkin
    Let's pretend it is 56 B.C. and you have been fortunate enough to be invited to a party at the home of Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus, a great social coup. Piso, after all, was Julius Caesar's father-in-law and a consul of Rome. What's for dinner? You need to prepare for pig. Archaeologists studying the eating habits of ancient Etruscans and Romans have found that pork was the staple of Italian cuisine before and during the Roman Empire. Both the poor and the rich ate pig as the meat of choice, although the rich, like Piso, got better cuts, ate meat...
  • Dinner At Piso's: Ancient Romans ate meals most Americans would recognize

    02/07/2015 9:01:27 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 62 replies
    Inside Science ^ | Tuesday, February 3, 2015 | Joel N. Shurkin, Contributor
    Let's pretend it is 56 B.C. and you have been fortunate enough to be invited to a party at the home of Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus, a great social coup. Piso, after all, was Julius Caesar's father-in-law and a consul of Rome... You need to prepare for pig. Archaeologists studying the eating habits of ancient Etruscans and Romans have found that pork was the staple of Italian cuisine before and during the Roman Empire. Both the poor and the rich ate pig as the meat of choice, although the rich, like Piso, got better cuts, ate meat more often and...
  • Gladiator Fights Stopped in Rome 1611 Years Ago Today Because of This Saint

    01/01/2015 6:21:34 PM PST · by millegan · 35 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    Gladiator games obviously are no longer going on in Rome. So when did they stop? We actually know the exact day: January 1st, A.D. 404. That’s 1611 years ago today. And it was because of a saint.
  • Back to future with Roman architectural concrete

    12/19/2014 2:10:42 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies
    Eurekalert! ^ | December 15, 2014 | Lynn Yarris
    No visit to Rome is complete without a visit to the Pantheon, Trajan's Markets, the Colosseum, or the other spectacular examples of ancient Roman concrete monuments that have stood the test of time and the elements for nearly two thousand years... Working at ALS beamline 12.3.2, a superconducting bending magnet X-ray micro-diffraction beamline, the research team studied a reproduction of Roman volcanic ash-lime mortar that had been previously subjected to fracture testing experiments at Cornell University. In the concrete walls of Trajan's Markets, constructed around 110 CE, this mortar binds cobble-sized fragments of tuff and brick. Through observing the mineralogical...
  • The World Was made Ready For The Messiah...A Nativity Sermon pt 2

    But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.(Galatians 4:4-5)Five centuries before the birth of Jesus, the prophet Daniel had a vision which showed him all of the Gentile rulers who would dominate the Jews until the end of the “Times of the Gentiles”. Daniel saw that the Babylonians, would be followed by the Persians, then the Greeks and finally, the Roman empire would prevail over Israel until the time of...
  • 13 people fall ill on US Airways flight from Tel Aviv, make emergency landing in Rome

    12/06/2014 10:23:34 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Eleven crew members and two passengers fell ill on a US Airways flight from Tel Aviv to Philadelphia on Saturday, causing it to make an emergency landing in Rome, AFP reported, quoting Italian media. According to the report, the crew members and passengers were suffering from red eyes and vomiting. A malfunction in the ventilation system of the plane could be to blame but no further information was available.
  • Pestilences Produce Plenty of Painful Problems

    11/03/2014 5:05:16 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/03/14 | Dr. Don Boys
    History of the British Isles in all its subsequent developments of race, customs, architecture, and so forth, was in large part determined by an epidemic disease Pestilences have a horrific record in mankind’s history having produced massive problems of civil disorder, disruption of labor, economic disaster, insurrection, and demise of whole populations. Maybe we can learn from the plague of Saint Cyprian and not make the same mistakes people of that day made. In A.D. 250, the Roman Empire was in turbulence. The Goths had just won a major victory and the barbarians were at the gates of Rome. Barbarians...
  • Priest from Wisconsin dances his way into Internet fame in video

    10/23/2014 11:11:07 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10-23-14 | Joan Lewis
    A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keyes-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract. The Rev. David Rider, 29, of Hyde Park, New York, and the Rev. John Gibson, 28, of Milwaukee, first shot to Internet fame when they were filmed in April during a fundraiser at the North American College, the elite American seminary up the hill from the Vatican. Rider warmed up the crowd with a lively tap-dance routine, only to be pushed aside...
  • Rome mayor defiantly registers 16 gay marriages (Italy)

    10/18/2014 7:24:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 18, 2014 8:31 AM EDT | Nicole Winfield
    The gay marriage debate arrived within walking distance of the Vatican on Saturday as Rome’s mayor registered 16 gay marriages celebrated abroad in open defiance of Italy’s government. Gay marriage is illegal in Italy. […] Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino received thunderous applause as he arrived in the city hall reception room where the couples, their friends and family gathered to make their marriages official in Rome’s city ledger. One by one, the couples—gay and lesbian, some with children—were called up to witness Marino transcribe the date and locations of their weddings, including in Spain, Portugal and the U.S. …
  • Gibbon, the Muses, and the Decline of Rome: The great historian still has much to teach us

    10/15/2014 7:55:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/15/2014 | Michael Auslin
    Rome — I am sitting on the steps of the Capitoline Hill, as close as I can approximate the spot where, exactly 250 years ago today, on October 15, 1764, the 27-year old Edward Gibbon was struck by the muses, leading to perhaps the greatest work of historical scholarship in the English language. Though the anecdote in his biography recalling the moment has been called into question, it is both sufficiently famous and sufficiently inspiring to anyone with a historical bent to warrant retelling. Gibbon’s recollects the moment: It was at Rome, on the fifteenth of October, 1764, as...
  • Jihadist magazine shows black flag flying from St. Peter’s Obelisk

    10/13/2014 3:47:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | October 13, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Meanwhile, even as – as some people claim – there are within the Church those who wish to bring her down. There are – as is patently clear to anyone with a brain – there are outside the Church those who wish to bring her down.Rather, chop off her head.I saw this at Tempi (Italian HERE): La bandiera nera sventola sull’Obelisco di San Pietro: la rivista dello Stato islamico festeggia la “crociata fallita”The black flag waves over the Obelisk of St. Peter: the magazine of the Islamic State celebrates the “failed crusade” The “crociata” in this case refers to the...
  • Professor at Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome-Islamic State not un-Islamic model is..

    10/07/2014 7:55:34 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 13 replies
    JihadWatch.org ^ | Oct. 6, 2014 | Nicolai Sennels
    (Martin Rhonheimer, a brave Christian. More of them, please!) Translation via 10news. For more translation, newsletter and support: 10news.dk. Where is the border between Islam and Islamism? The media says that the two are different as night and day; Islam is a religion of peace, and the Islamists have stolen the name. Others believe that Islamism represents the traditional, pure Islam, true to the Koran. This latter view is advanced, remarkably enough, by a theologian Martin Rhonheimer from a university endorsed by the Pope. He is a professor at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome and wrote...
  • Did You Know That the Emperor Nero Engaged in Two Public Same Sex Marriages?

    09/22/2014 8:39:03 AM PDT · by ComtedeMaistre · 58 replies
    This article has an interesting account from the Roman Empire, that will enable you to understand what will happen to America when the gay agenda seizes 100 control: http://www.fgfbooks.com/Turner-Craig/2013/Turner130323.html ".....But our most detailed images of homosexual marriages come from the descriptions of Roman emperors. Nero, a depraved first-century emperor, married at least two men. He wed Pythagoras in a formal same-sex wedding by first putting on a bridal veil that made Nero the "bride" and Pythagoras the "groom." Every symbol of a classical marriage was present at this ceremony: a dowry, marriage bed, torches, and witnesses. Tacitus, the great Roman...
  • Rome's Chief Exorcist Reveals the Secrets of Hell

    08/09/2014 1:52:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 52 replies
    Aleteia ^ | August 8, 2014
    Don Gabriele Amorth recounts his mentor's advice on how to talk to the Devil. In 2012, the cause of beatification and canonization for Fr. Candido Amantini, a Passionist priest who served as the exorcist for the diocese of Rome for 36 years at the Scala Santa, was taken up in Rome. His most famous disciple (who is considered to be his successor) is 87 year old Don Gabriele Amorth, who wanted to participate in the opening ceremony of the process. The Pauline priest, who recently published the book, The Last Exorcist, wished to remember the Passionist Father and told us about the time when...
  • Militant Islam wants to conquer Rome but for Bishop McManus, we are reaping respect

    08/19/2014 7:48:24 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 9 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | August 19, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Writing for The Telegraph, Damien McElroy notes that: "Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed leader of the 'Islamic State' stretching across Iraq and Syria, has vowed to lead the conquest of Rome as he called on Muslims to immigrate to his new land to fight under its banner around the globe. Baghdadi, who holds a PhD in Islamic studies, said Muslims were being targetted and killed from China to Indonesia. Speaking as the first Caliph, or commander of the Islamic faithful since the dissolution of the Ottoman empire, he called on Muslims to rally to his pan-Islamic state. 'Those who can...