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  • Unto What Shall We Liken the Roman Hermeneutic?

    02/19/2012 7:10:38 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 84 replies · 1+ views
    Thoughts of Francis Turretin ^ | 2/19/12 | "TurretinFan"
    Unto What Shall We Liken the Roman Hermeneutic? Rome insists that she is an authentic interpreter of Scripture. We can easily provide an example, within a document defining a dogma, of Rome making a clear blunder. But let's leave that aside for a second, and consider the effect of Rome's claims on a conversation. Christian: We should reject Marian devotion because the Bible teaches us to trust in God alone. Roman apologist: You have wrongly interpreted the Bible. Only Rome can authentically interpret the Bible. Christian: That's not true, the Bible was written to be understood. Anyone can authentically interpret...
  • Rome notebook: Dolan's the rock star of this consistory

    02/17/2012 11:31:11 AM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    NCR ^ | February 17, 2012 | John L Allen Jr
    ROME -- Theologically all cardinals may be equal, but in terms of celebrity appeal, some are obviously more equal than others. Each consistory, when a pope inducts new members into the church’s most exclusive club, tends to have its own “rock star” – that one new cardinal who is head and shoulders above everyone else on the buzz meter.In February 2001, when John Paul II created a whopping 42 new cardinals, that rock star was Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga of Honduras, a handsome, young polyglot who seemed the new face of the church in Latin America. In March 2006, Benedict’s first...
  • Agnes: “Shining with the fire of divine love” (Catholic Caucus)

    01/21/2012 1:46:56 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | January 21, 2012 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Let us invoke St. Agnes, virgin and martyr. O glorious Agnes, chosen by God, though weak, to make His own might manifest in your martyrdom, together with the Apostles intercede before the throne of our Our Father in heaven and beg strength for the bishops of the Church in the United States so that they will in a timely manner, and with no uncertain words and actions, stand up for religious freedom in the face of attacks by the Obama Administration. I have posted this in times past, but it bears repetition:Here is something I have posted in the past…...
  • Pope: Other Christian Denominations Not True Churches

    01/02/2012 3:13:39 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 331 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 10, 2007 | associated press
    LORENZAGO DI CADORE, Italy — For the second time in a week, Pope Benedict XVI has corrected what he says are erroneous interpretations of the Second Vatican Council, reasserting the primacy of the Roman Catholic Church and saying other Christian communities were either defective or not true churches.
  • EU diplomats: 'Jewish state' is becoming too Jewish(!!)

    12/16/2011 10:48:19 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 16.12.2011 @ 18:07 | Andrew Rettman
    EU countries have raised a red flag over Israel's treatment of its Arab minority in a complaint that touches the heart of its identity as a "Jewish state." The deputy heads of EU embassies in Tel Aviv put forward their concerns in a 27-page-long internal report sent to the European Exernal Action Service (EEAS) earlier this month. The contents were first revealed by Israeli daily Haaretz on Friday (16 December) morning. EUobserver has also seen the "Conclusions" and the "Recommendations" parts of the paper. The Conclusions were endorsed by all 27 member states. The Recommendations were cut from the final...
  • Roman Catholic Church and Islam really do worship the same God

    12/12/2011 7:10:39 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 130 replies
    Apprising Ministries ^ | June 27, 2009 | Ken Silva pastor-teacher
    The Roman Catholic Church Preaches A Different Gospel, No Gospel At All Men and women please believe me; I am not trying to be an alarmist as it is my firm conviction in Christ that I have only saying what needs to be said. And truthfully, I am even doing so reluctantly. As Apprising Ministries covers the slide into apostasy within mainstream evangelcialism we can observe Purpose Driven Pope Rick Warren, a most prominent “Protestant” Southern Baptist minister, Double-Minded On The Reformation And Roman Catholicism. Or take the egregiously ecumenical Emerging Church aka Emergent Church, now morphing into Emergence Christianity,...
  • A curse on you Plotius

    12/12/2011 4:59:13 AM PST · by Renfield · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Past Horizons ^ | 12-09-2911
    The Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum curates fragments related to five lead curse tablets from ancient Rome. One of these tablets (JHUAM 2011.01) was recently conserved and placed on view, along with the original iron nail (JHUAM 2011.06) associated with it. Objects such as this one are evidence of a common practice in Greek and Roman antiquity to scratch curses onto tablets which were then deposited in wells or graves. While the earliest tablets only contained the name of the person to be cursed, later examples grew more elaborate, such as this example. Curses could be inscribed on basically anything, ranging...
  • Queen's Role as Head of Church of England 'May No Longer Be Appropriate'

    12/10/2011 12:36:57 PM PST · by marshmallow · 47 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12/6/11 | Rowena Mason
    The Queen’s role as head of the Church of England may no longer be “appropriate” following changes to the law of succession, a group of MPs has suggested.Reforms agreed earlier this year by Commonwealth countries would create a potential conflict of interest because they allow a monarch to marry a Roman Catholic, said a parliamentary committee. It said that if a future heir to the throne were raised as a Catholic, there would be an “obvious difficulty” in that person becoming head of the Anglican Church on their succession. Under current laws, the Queen is required to “join in communion”...
  • EU: Latin showdown with Germany over ECB

    11/16/2011 1:51:18 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/16/2011 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Germany is facing a moment of strategic truth. The sacred union with France that has held together through thick and thin for half a century is in growing danger as contagion spreads North, engulfing the French bond market. For EU veterans, the drama has has echoes of 1993 when the Bundesbank ditched orthodoxy to rescue France, after first cutting Britain and Italy adrift in the Exchange Rate Mechanism. But this time the stakes are much higher. On that occasion, Chancellor Helmut Kohl pulled rank, more of less ordering his bankers to obey. "We must always bow three times before the...
  • Publisher Owned by Catholic Church Reportedly Selling Porn Novels

    11/07/2011 12:57:50 AM PST · by ME-262 · 28 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 11/06/2011 | Tony Paterson
    <p>Germany's biggest Catholic-owned publishing house has been rocked by disclosures that it has been selling thousands of pornographic novels with titles such as Sluts Boarding School and Lawyer's Whore with the full assent of the country's leading bishops.</p>
  • Rome, Sweet Rome: Could a Single Marine Unit Destroy the Roman Empire?

    11/02/2011 8:30:47 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 176 replies · 1+ views
    Popular Mechanics ^ | October 31, 2011 | Alyson Sheppard
    Rome, Sweet Rome: Could a Single Marine Unit Destroy the Roman Empire? It was a hypothetical question that became a long online discussion and now a movie in development: Could a small group of heavily armed modern-day Marines take down the Roman Empire at its height? We talked about the debate with James Erwin, the man who scored a movie writing contract based on his online response, and ran the ideas by Roman history expert Adrian Goldsworthy. James Erwin was browsing on his lunch break when a thread piqued his interest. A user called The_Quiet_Earth had posed the question:...
  • Italy cracks down on anarchists after riot (emphasis on "cracks")

    10/17/2011 7:49:24 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 6 replies
    ROME (AP) -- Italian police conducted raids Monday throughout the country against suspected anarchists and their sympathizers following riots in Rome that marred a march against Wall Street greed, a top security official said. Interior Ministry Undersecretary Alfredo Mantovano told Sky TG24 TV that the crackdown targeted far-left suspects. He gave no details because the operation, which included house searches, was still being carried out.
  • Virgin Mary Statue destroyed in Rome - 15.10.2011 (VIDEO!!) [Ecumenical]

    10/17/2011 1:30:26 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 33 replies ^ | 10/16/2011 | n/a
    (Video of the anarchists "occupying" a church in Rome, taking a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary out, and smashing it in the street)
  • Protests go global, rampage, tear gas in Rome (Big Government Anarchist take over)

    10/15/2011 1:35:02 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 27 replies
    msnbc ^ | 10/15/2011 | msnbc
    Hundreds of hooded, masked protesters rampaged through Rome in some of the worst violence in the Italian capital for years Saturday, torching cars and breaking windows during a larger peaceful protest against elites blamed for economic downturn. Police repeatedly fired tear gas and water cannon in attempts to disperse them but the clashes with a minority of violent demonstrators stretched into the evening, hours after tens of thousands of people in Rome joined a global "day of rage" against bankers and politicians. Smoke rose over many parts of the neighborhood between the Colosseum and St John's Basilica, forcing many residents...
  • Meanwhile In Rome, Protests Get Violent [defence ministry annex set on fire]

    10/15/2011 8:46:58 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 19 replies
    BusinessInsider ^ | Oct. 15, 2011, 10:59 AM | Adam Taylor
    Reports of smashed shop windows, torched cars in Italy, where "the indignants" or "Occupy Rome" appear to have taken on the extra vitriol after Silvio Berlusconi narrowly remained in power Friday. Police expected about 100,000 people to protest, including a number of "black bloc" anarchists. has live streaming video.
  • The People Imagine A Vain Thing

    Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.(Psalm 2:1-3)The Psalmist looks ahead to a tumultuous time when “Nations are in an uproar and the people imagine a vain thing”. Indeed we are living in a time when the nations are in turmoil, raging like the sea, even as Jesus warned us that they would in the last days, And there shall be...
  • Amanda Knox: A Cautionary Tale

    10/06/2011 5:41:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies ^ | October 6, 2011 | Michael Reagan
    From now on, parents who plan to send their children abroad to study in a foreign nation should sit them down in front of the TV set and watch replays of the Amanda Knox saga. It has all the elements of a true-to-life lesson in the dangers of turning young men and women barely out of their teens into innocents abroad. Youngsters -- and many parents -- are clueless when it comes to the customs and laws in other countries that lack many of the safeguards which we Americans take for granted. They should study the Amanda Knox case. It...
  • Vatican Attacks 'Foolish' BBC for Ditching BC and AD to be PC

    10/05/2011 3:32:18 PM PDT · by VU4G10 · 13 replies ^ | 10.05.11 | Simon Caldwell
    The Vatican has accused the BBC of an ‘act of enormous foolishness’ for dumping the terms BC and AD in case they cause offence to non-Christians. The Roman Catholic Church also severely criticised the ‘senseless hypocrisy’ of Britain’s public service broadcaster for using a false respect for other religions to purge Christianity from Western culture. ‘It is by now very clear that respect for other religions is only an excuse, because those who wish to erase every trace of Christianity from Western culture are only a few secular westerners,’ said a front page editorial in L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s official...
  • The Mystery Of The Ron Paul Freakshow

    10/02/2011 11:07:18 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 70 replies
    Absolutely NonPaul ^ | 10/3/11 | Alan Levy
    Here's a trillion dollar deficit question: Where did Iran's Favorite Congress Critter, Ron Paul, get his army of followers ? It's an important question to ask. Bloggers can't criticize Paul without having a cross burned on their blog by the RuPaulista SS. (Erick Erickson's RedState has had to ban anyone who wasn't a member for more than six months for mentioning Paul in a post.) Conservative radio show hosts can't utter a peep about Mahmoud AmendinePaul without having his lines jammed up for the rest of the show.
  • Richard Nixon Tapes: Archie Bunker & homosexuality

    09/30/2011 8:34:26 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 13, 1971 | Richard M. Nixon
  • In 30 months, St. Peter’s Square to resemble the 1600s (Restoration project begins)

    08/13/2011 1:31:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies
    L'Osservatore Romano ^ | August 13, 2011
    In thirty months, St. Peters Square will return to looking like that which was conceived and built in the second half of the 1600s. Work has already begun on the Bernini columns and soon they will be restored in all of their original color and brilliance; as one of the most important Baroque symbols, famous not only in architecture and urban planning – as a space dedicated to public religious ceremonies – but also as highly allegorical artistic representation of an ecumenical embrace of the universal Church to all people. The immense construction site aims to restore all of the...
  • Barack Obama feasts while Rome burns. Do America’s ruling liberal elites

    08/03/2011 7:09:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 8/3/11 | Nile Gardiner
    I don’t think anyone will begrudge the president for celebrating his 50th birthday. It’s a big milestone in life that deserves to be marked. But does he need to do it in such an extravagant and insensitive style at a time of tremendous economic turmoil when tens of millions of Americans are hurting financially and nearly one in ten are out of work? Barack Obama is not a Hollywood celebrity or corporate mogul. He is a public official, paid for by the American people, and is expected to lead the country by example.
  • Ireland denounces Vatican role in abuse cover-ups

    07/20/2011 7:01:13 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 4 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 20th 2011 | SHAWN POGATCHNIK
    DUBLIN -- The Vatican encouraged Catholic bishops not to tell police about suspected pedophile priests and flouted Irish law, Ireland's lawmakers declared Wednesday in an unprecedented denunciation of the Holy See's influence in this predominantly Catholic country. The government and all opposition parties unanimously backed a motion accusing the Vatican of sabotaging the Irish bishops' 1996 decision to begin reporting suspected cases of child abuse to police. "This is not Rome. This is the Republic of Ireland 2011, a republic of laws," Prime Minister Enda Kenny told lawmakers. In a direct challenge to the Vatican, Kenny denounced what he called...
  • Urban Survival Skills To Keep Your Ass Alive

    07/14/2011 9:06:55 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 246 replies ^ | 7/14/11 | Steve
    Even if you are fortunate enough to have a retreat out in the country getting to your safe haven maybe impossible during upheaval. Roads blocked by wrecked and fuelless vehicles will stop most bugouters in their tracks. Maybe you were born lucky and can make it out safely before the balloon bursts, then what? People in rural areas, will start shooting if threatened by mobs of refugees fleeing the city. Don’t expect to be welcomed with arms outstretched. Most country folks don’t trust outsiders; you will likely be greeted with a load of buckshot and not the cup of fresh...
  • Italy and Spain must pray for a miracle

    07/10/2011 8:26:21 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 28 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/10/2011 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Once again Europe's debt crisis has metastasized, and once again the financial authorities face systemic contagion unless they take immediate and dramatic action. If the ECB's Jean-Claude Trichet is right in claiming that Europe was on the brink of a 1930s financial cataclysm a year ago - and I think he is - it is hard see how the threat is any less serious right now. Fall-out from Greece flattened Portugal and Ireland last week. It is engulfing Spain and Italy, countries with €6.3 trillion of public and private debt between them. Yields on Italian 10-year bonds hit a post-EMU...
  • Greece Releases 'Audacity of Hope' Captain

    07/05/2011 2:24:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/7/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    The captain of the US 'Audacity of Hope' arrested for violating a Greek ban on sailing to Gaza from its ports was freed on Tuesday, Reuters reports. Greek authorities last week banned ships destined for Gaza from leaving Greek ports "for their safety". American John Klusmire, 60, was charged during a hearing on Tuesday with breaching the ban and putting lives at risk after being intercepted last week at sea by the Hellenic Coast Guard. When ordered to return to port Klusmire, ferrying mostly American passengers, refused, leading to a two-hour stand off that ended when Greek commandos boarded his...
  • Moody's cuts Portugal to junk, warns on 2nd bailout

    07/05/2011 2:22:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/5/11
    Moody's on Tuesday cut Portugal's credit standing to junk in the first such move by a ratings agency and warned the country may well need a second round of rescue funds before it can return to capital markets. Moody's Investors Service slashed Portugal's credit rating by four levels to Ba2, making it follow Greece into junk territory below investment grade. It cited heightened concerns that Portugal will not be able to fully achieve the deficit reduction and debt stabilization targets set out in its loan agreement with the European Union and International Monetary Fund. There also is an increasing probability...
  • Poll: Majority of Jewish Americans still solidly support President Obama

    07/05/2011 2:53:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/05/2011 | Tina Korbe
    After President Barack Obama revealed the suspect status of his support for Israel — and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wowed crowds with a sternly-worded address to a special joint session of Congress — some speculated Jewish American support for Obama would wane. But a new Gallup poll out yesterday shows a large majority still approve of the president. Jewish Americans gave President Barack Obama a 60% job approval rating in June, down from 68% in May, but statistically unchanged from 64% in April. Thirty-two percent of U.S. Jews now disapprove of the job Obama is doing, similar to their...
  • Hillary: State Dept. ‘Instrumental in Sealing Deal’ For Lady Gaga’s Gay Pride Gig

    06/27/2011 1:42:07 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies
    Hillary: State Dept. ‘Instrumental in Sealing Deal’ For Lady Gaga’s Gay Pride Gig Monday, June 27, 2011 By Penny Starr ( - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Monday that the State Department played an instrumental role in “sealing the deal” for pop-rock star Lady Gaga to perform at a gay pride rally in Rome, Italy. Clinton specifically pointed to a letter that David Thorne, the U.S. ambassador to Italy, sent to Lady Gaga urging her to participate in the event. “And then there is the work that our embassy team in Rome has been doing,” Clinton said. “Two...
  • U.S. Warns Israelis on Tourist Visa Work Scam

    06/23/2011 12:20:00 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 7 replies · 1+ views
    [Still looking for that scary youtube video of State Dept. official warning illegal aliens from south of the border seeking "work", that they could be banned from the U.S. for life if caught working here illegally.] [So far, not having any luck finding that video. Mabye they just made one for the benefit of young Israelis thinking about coming here to work illegally.] From INN: "The U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv released a video warning young Israelis not to be tempted by illegal offers of work in the United States. The YouTube video features testimony by young Israelis who were...
  • The Only thing we Learn from History

    06/12/2011 9:10:23 PM PDT · by publius321 · 5 replies
    "The only thing we learn from history is that we never learn from history. If you read Augustine’s City of God and how consumed the people of Rome were with entertainment, luxury and sexual deviance - and then compare it to the immoral state of this nation, the United States overlaps perfectly with the state of Rome before it was sacked by the Visigoths. Another thing we are going to see repeated is the evil that follows the lust for power by people of a sinful nature when tolerated by a society of narcissistic degenerates. Polls show that over 60%...
  • 12 year old could become America's youngest to spend life in prison

    06/05/2011 10:10:27 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 32 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 6, 2011 | Paul Thompson
    Prosecutors want to lock a 12 year old boy up for the rest of his life - to stop him from killing again. Cristian Fernandez could become America's youngest ever 'lifer' after being charged as an adult in the murder of his two year old brother. Prosecutor Angela Corey said: 'We have to protect the public from this young man'. She recommended he face trial as an adult. Ms Corey said the public had a 'right to be protected' from him. If Fernandez were charged as a juvenile and convicted he would be free by the time he is 21...
  • Will America Suffer the Fate of Rome?

    05/30/2011 7:21:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/30/2011 | Robert Klein Engler
    Many people with whom I talk these days say they sense something is happening to their familiar world.  They are not sure how to put this feeling into words.  For them, the river of time seems to have altered its course.  You hear this uncertainty expressed not only at cocktail parties but at barbecues, too. We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America." These words by Barack Obama echo through time. Have they been heard before, in another language, in another age? I sense those who walk by the banks of the Potomac nowadays...
  • Rome hosts Islamic Culture Week festival

    05/29/2011 2:10:00 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 11 replies
    PressTV ^ | May 28th 2011 | Christine Legault
    Western Europe's largest mosque opened its doors to the grand public on Saturday - It was an occasion for Muslims and non-muslims alike to discover and even appreciate Islam. As a growing community with approximately 1.6 million members throughout the country, the goal was to share its customs and culture with fellow Italians. Inaugurated in 1995, the mosque is spread out over 30 thousand square meters of land and can hold 12 thousand worshippers at any given time. It's also quite pleasing to the eye, with its marble steps, lots of greenery and intricately designed columns. While the beauty of...
  • There’s No Place Like Rome (Part Two)

    05/28/2011 7:13:51 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 7 replies
    Weekend Libertarian ^ | May 29, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    Many factors led to ancient Rome’s fall, say politically-correct experts. True. At the same time, there were many reasons to explain her rise too. Also forgotten: some stand out more than others. Thus, to ignore history’s greatest forces is to ignore her most important lessons. Standing on the work of the late historian Will Durant, Rabbi Daniel Lapin turns to big-picture ethics. “Excessive regulation, excessive government size and intrusion, and excessive and abusive taxation policies were only the tip of the iceberg. The essential causes of Rome’s decline lay in her people, her morals, her bureaucratic despotism, her stifling taxes,...
  • As the family goes, so goes the economy

    05/27/2011 3:15:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | May 27, 2011 | Carolyn Moynihan
    According to a New York Times editorial this week, “As Housing Goes, So Goes the Economy”. It is a call to the United States government to intervene in the housing market which, nearly two years after the housing bubble burst, is still in trouble and will not, says the Times, fix itself. That may be so in the short term, but a report published today by the Family Research Council suggests that the long-term fix for the economy must come from another quarter. Tweaking foreclosure rules may make it possible for more people to keep their homes, but it...
  • The Apostle to Rome: [Saint] Philip Neri, [Catholic Caucus]

    05/26/2011 6:12:11 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies · 1+ views ^ | May, 2011 | Patricia Mitchell
    The Apostle to Rome Philip Neri By: Patricia Mitchell “Ecco Filippone! Here comes the great Philip!” This was not an unfamiliar cry in the streets of sixteenth-century Rome as the local youth spotted Philip Neri strolling down the street with his friends in the late afternoon. Philip was hard to miss, with his large white shoes, rough coat and comical hat. This was the priest who made them laugh, the one carrying a bunch of weeds and smelling them as if they were roses, the one wearing his clothes inside out. This priest—who brought the joy of the Lord...
  • Italians evacuate Rome over 'big one' fears (1915 seismologist predictions of a giant earthquake)

    05/10/2011 2:05:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 05/10/2011 | Nick Pisa in Rome
    Businesses have reported requests from one in five people to have time off work and many are also keeping children away from school and heading to the beach or country for the day. Romans are taking it so seriously that local newspapers have even been publishing survival guides with tips of what to do – if – the ground starts to tremble. The panic has been fanned by Facebook, Twitter and text messages around a prediction by Raffaele Bendani, a seismologist who forecast in 1915 that a "big one" would hit Rome on Wednesday. He is also said to have...
  • After busy day of diplomacy, Clinton relaxes in Rome Restaurant

    05/06/2011 5:51:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 1+ views
    New York Post ^ | 5/6/11 | Staff
    ROME -- US secretary of state Hillary Clinton wound down after a packed day of international diplomacy in Rome by enjoying an outdoor dinner on a balmy evening at one of the Eternal City's famed eateries, ANSA news agency reported Friday. Clinton was joined by David Thorne, the US ambassador to Italy and brother-in-law of Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), at the unnamed restaurant near the Campo de' Fiori in the center of the Italian capital Thursday evening after walking along the Via Condotti, a major shopping street, the report said.

    04/21/2011 10:47:17 AM PDT · by Wuli · 30 replies
    55 B.C. | CICERO
    QUESTION : WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED IN 2,066 YEARS? "The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance." - CICERO - 55 BC ANSWER : APPARENTLY NOTHING
  • Program For The Beatification Of John Paul II

    04/09/2011 6:41:21 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    EWTN ^ | April 5, 2011
    VATICAN CITY, 5 APR 2011 (VIS) - This morning, a conference was held at the Holy See Press Office to present the preparations and the program for the beatification of John Paul II. The speakers were Cardinal Agostino Vallini, vicar general for the diocese of Rome; Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J., director of Vatican Radio, the Vatican Television Centre (CTV) and the Holy See Press Office; Fr. Cesare Atuire, director general of Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi; Msgr. Marco Frisina, director of the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Vicariate of Rome; and Fr. Walter Insero, director of the Office of Social Communications...
  • Strategic Lessons From Hannibal’s War

    04/05/2011 6:11:27 PM PDT · by neverdem · 42 replies
    The American Interest ^ | March 21, 2011 | Walter Russell Mead
    With the world melting down and the Bard semester heating up, I’ve fallen behind in my grand strategy posts; apologies to all and I hope to catch up with a post next week (during Bard’s spring break) on Machiavelli. But today’s business is still the Second Punic War, the conflict between Carthage and Rome that engulfed most of the Mediterranean world in what would prove to be the most important war in the history of what would, thanks to Rome’s victory, one day become western civilization. In the last post I wrote about how Rome had a grand strategy that...
  • Pope May Offer the Society a Personal Ordinariate

    04/03/2011 12:49:43 AM PDT · by 0beron · 1 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 04/02/11 | Tancred
    Pope May Offer the Society a Personal Ordinariat Msgr Galarreta leads Rome Talks for SSPX Editor: More speculation arising, surrounding Bishop Williamson's statement last year about the possibility of a Motu Propio. The Holy see is ascertaining the possibility of the unifying of the Society of St. Pius X by erecting a Personal Ordinariat.As far as concerns the question of a form in church law for the Society founded by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, the Vatican appears to be considering the erection of a Personal Ordinariat. since Autumn 2010 Canon lawyers have been studying this idea. One such canonical solution for...
  • Surge in Satanism sparks rise in demand for exorcists, says Catholic Church

    03/30/2011 3:55:43 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 14 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3/30/11 | Nick Squires
    A surge in Satanism fuelled by the internet has led to a sharp rise in the demand for exorcists, the Roman Catholic Church has warned. The web has made it easier than ever before to access information on Devil-worshipping and the occult, experts said. Exorcism is the subject of a six-day conference being held this week at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University in Rome, which is under the Vatican's authority. "The internet makes it much easier than in the past to find information about Satanism," said Carlo Climati, a member of the university who specialises in the dangers posed to...
  • Lenten Station Churches: 3rd Sunday of Lent - San Lorenzo fuori le Mura

    03/27/2011 1:34:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Various ^ | March 27, 2011
    Aerial view of San Lorenzo fuori le Mura. Image © Google Earth. West facade and portico. View from southwest as a funeral comes to a close. Many funerals are held at San Lorenzo due to the adjacent municipal cemetery. Statue of St. Lawrence with his gridiron. West narthex with 13th-century frescoes and ancient tombs. Chancel and crypt with tomb of St. Lawrence. Tomb of St. Lawrence. West end of the Byzantine church, now in the chancel. Detail of 6th-century mosaic on the triumphal arch. Colonnade with Roman spoils in the Byzantine church. East wall of the Byzantine church, now...
  • Lenten Station Churches of Rome - Wednesday Week 3 - Basilica of Saint Cecilia in Trastevere

    03/23/2011 1:16:33 PM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Various ^ | March 23, 2011
    Aerial view of the Church of Santa Cecilia. Image © Google Earth. For all views, see our Santa Cecilia Photo Gallery. Glimpse of the 9th-century west apse of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere. Valerian and Cecilia in the apse mosaic of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere. East facade (1725) and tower of Santa Cecilia from the courtyard. Portico detail with capital and border mosaic. Interior, looking west in the nave to the choir. 19th-century piers of the south aisle, covering the ancient columns. Statue of St. Cecilia's incorrupt body by Stefano Maderno (1610). Inscribed statement of Maderno that he sculpted Cecilia...
  • Lenten Station Churches - Week 2 - Monday - San Clemente [Catholic Caucus]

    03/21/2011 1:18:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    Various ^ | March 21, 2011
    Basilica of San Clemente From the Pontifical North American College Today finds us in a jewel box of a church, one whose embellishment over the last 1400 years comes harmoniously together in the glory of the God Who has been worshiped on this site since the early days of the Church of Rome. St. Clement, from whom this church takes its name, is believed to have been the fourth pope. While certain details are scantly, it seems likely that he was either a freed slave or son of a freed slave who had been a member of the Imperial household....
  • Japan live blog – day seven

    03/17/2011 12:32:51 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 9 replies
    Financial Times ^ | March 16, 2011 | Gideon Rachman
    0547 – A radiation perspective check. The Italian Embassy in Tokyo carried out a radiation level reading from the Embassy roof on March 16. The radiation levels typically recorded in Rome are three times higher that recorded in Tokyo on Wednesday.
  • Roman child's footprints found

    02/17/2011 7:26:28 AM PST · by Silentgypsy · 34 replies
    Sky News ^ | 02/15/2011 | Gerard Tubb Exclusive: Roman Child’s Footprints Found 4:38pm UK, Tuesday February 15, 2011 Gerard Tubb, north of England correspondent Two thousand-year-old footprints left by a Roman child playing by the side of a road have been found in North Yorkshire.
  • President Tells Pope How to Reform Church (No, not that president)

    06/16/2010 10:00:21 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 2 replies · 230+ views
    TFP ^ | 6/10/2010 | Luiz Sérgio Solimeo
    A rather unexpected voice just joined the chorus of the liberal media outcry over sex scandals among some Catholic clergymen: none other than Evo Morales, Bolivia’s socialist and neopagan president. A Neopagan Socialist... Indeed, Mr. Morales, leader of the Movement to Socialism, figured he should teach the Pope how things in the Church ought to be run. For those who may not know, he was inaugurated President of Bolivia in 2006 using indigenous pagan rituals.1 The Bolivian newspaper Los Tiempos, of Cochabamba (6/20/2006), described the ceremony: “Evo Morales assumed political power with a spectacular display of religious rituals alluding to...