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  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Margaret, Queen of Scotland (Gueranger)

    06/10/2018 3:57:00 AM PDT · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Semidouble ONE WEEK HAS ELAPSED since the day on which we beheld Clotilde arise, and from yonder land of France won over to Christ by her, make known to the whole world, what is the special role of woman beside the cradle of a nation. Until Christianity came, man altogether lowered in his own person and in the social order, by the consequences of sin, was wholly ignorant of the grandeur of the divine intention, in this respect; philosophy and history never dreamed it possible that maternity could be raised to such heights. But since the Holy Ghost...
  • Meghan Merkle Is Descended From Robert The Bruce

    06/04/2018 7:55:29 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 79 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 04/01/2018 | Tim Stickings
    Meghan Markle is descended from Scottish hero Robert the Bruce, it has emerged. The royal bride-to-be can trace her family back to the Scottish king who won independence from England at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. The link between royal families seven centuries apart is revealed in Andrew Morton's new book Hollywood Princess, according to The Sun. Mr Morton said: 'It is ­possible to trace a direct line through 25 generations to Robert I of Scotland, perhaps the most colourful of all Scottish kings.
  • A PRECIOUS TOOL[Charismatic Caucus]

    05/28/2018 12:40:00 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    A precious tool in my hand is the one I am able to wield to build and construct My Temple in each and every child I have given life to. So be the trowel of My hand laying the mortar of Unity my children for I AM building My Temple in others as I have built My temple in you . . . 1 Peter 2:1-10 2 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. 2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in...
  • The Carved Stone Balls of Scotland

    05/07/2018 8:36:02 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 51 replies ^ | BY JEFF NISBET
    Only about 400 of Scotland’s 4,000-year-old carved stone balls have been found. They are of fairly uniform size, with the diameters of most measuring around 2.75 inches. Fitting nicely within the cupped hand, they are made from a variety of stone -- from soft sandstones to hard granitics. The numbers of projections or knobs range from between three and 160, with six knobs being by far the most common. They display varying degrees of workmanship. A few, like the remarkable Towie Stone, display beautifully intricate carvings, while others are unadorned. All but five of the stones have been found in...
  • Ancient island settlement rebuilt

    07/04/2007 4:28:14 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies · 201+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, June 29, 2007 | unattributed
    An ancient Shetland settlement at risk of crumbling into the sea has been rebuilt - despite fears that it will soon be eroded. The work on the burial site in Sandwick Bay, Unst, follows an excavation led by the Scottish Coastal Archaeology and the Problems of Erosion Trust (Scape). It teamed up with the Council for Scottish Archaeology's Adopt-a-Monument scheme for the rebuild project. The new structures will allow visitors to see the excavation findings. It is thought that the structures may only last a couple of years, due to coastal erosion. Local groups, working with archaeologists and ancient building...
  • A Lost World? Atlantis-Like Landscape Discovered

    07/12/2011 7:24:39 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 52 replies
    LiveScience ^ | Sunday, July 10, 2011 | Wynne Parry
    Buried deep beneath the sediment of the North Atlantic Ocean lies an ancient, lost landscape with furrows cut by rivers and peaks that once belonged to mountains. Geologists recently discovered this roughly 56-million-year-old landscape using data gathered for oil companies. "It looks for all the world like a map of a bit of a country onshore," said Nicky White, the senior researcher. "It is like an ancient fossil landscape preserved 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) beneath the seabed." So far, the data have revealed a landscape about 3,861 square miles (10,000 square km) west of the Orkney-Shetland Islands that stretched above...
  • The Scottish island that buried America's dead

    05/04/2018 5:14:19 AM PDT · by Winniesboy · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | May 1st 1018 | Glenn Campbell
    It is the whisky-making Scottish island, world famous for its peaty single malts and warm hospitality. But the isle of Islay, in the Inner Hebrides, is now being recognised for an almost forgotten example of huge courage and humanity. A hundred years ago, Islay was on the frontline in the battle at sea during World War One. The island coped with mass casualties from two major troopship disasters just eight months apart. ... Between them, the sinkings of the SS Tuscania in February and HMS Otranto in October, claimed the lives of about 700 men in the last year of...
  • Warships pay respect over Islay war dead site

    05/04/2018 1:47:57 AM PDT · by MadMitch · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 4 May 2018 | bbc
    Warships from Britain, America, France and Germany have gathered over the wreck of a World War One troopship to pay respect to the 700 men who died in two disasters off Islay. More than 200 US soldiers died when the Tuscania was torpedoed by a German U-boat off Islay in February in 1918.
  • Scotland becomes first country to enforce a minimum alcohol price

    05/01/2018 11:21:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | May 1, 2018 | Meera Senthilingam
    Alcohol in Scotland just became more expensive as the country today introduced a minimum price per unit of alcohol. It is the first country in the world to implement such a law, with the Scottish government believing its introduction will save lives. The new legislation sets a 50 pence (approximately 70 cents) minimum price per unit of alcohol. Anyone licensed to serve alcohol in the country -- in shops as well as bars and restaurants -- will need to follow the new pricing laws.
  • US Ambassador: Donald Trump rubs some people the wrong way because he is so Scottish

    04/27/2018 7:52:09 AM PDT · by ethom · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10:09 EDT, 27 April 2018 | By James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline
    US ambassador said Donald Trump's abrasive style came from Scottish heritage Woody Johnson said Trump 'speaks in very clear and unusual way' for a politician The US president is due to come to Britain for talks with Theresa May on July 13 Critics have vowed a 'carnival of protests' on the streets when he visits the UK Donald Trump rubs people up the wrong way because he is so Scottish, the US ambassador suggested today. Woody Johnson said the US president's 'tough and argumentative' streak came from his heritage in Scotland. The claim came as Mr Johnson shrugged off the...
  • Scottish First Minster Sturgeon: Rejecting Brexit deal 'in national interest'

    04/27/2018 1:20:13 AM PDT · by Cronos · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 April 2018 | BBC
    Nicola Sturgeon has insisted that rejecting a deal with the UK government over post-Brexit powers was "in the national interest". The first minister was speaking as Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson accused her of putting the "nationalist interest" first...The first minister said that no "self-respecting member of this parliament should give those proposals the time of day and this government will not do that". And she added: "This deal is not in the national interest, that is why I won't sign up to it. "If that means we are the only party prepared to stand up for the rights and...
  • Is the SNP reviving the idea of another Scottish independence referendum?

    04/26/2018 6:13:51 AM PDT · by Cronos · 5 replies
    The New statesman ^ | 7 April 2018 | Chris Deerin
    One SNP MP predicted another referendum “in the next two years”.what, then, to make of this week’s utterance from her normally gung-ho Westminster colleague Pete Wishart? The latter is neither a surgeon nor, it feels uncontroversial to say, particularly smart or savvy, but he somehow seems to have detected a change in the wind. In an article for iScot, one of those odd little pro-independence newsletters consumed only by diehards and MI5, he struck a cautious tone in relation to a new vote. “There is only one thing that determines my approach to a second independence referendum and that is...
  • Top secret flights carrying nuclear waste from Scotland to USA to continue until late 2019

    04/16/2018 9:09:31 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 37 replies
    Scottish Express ^ | 04/16/2018 | JIM LAWSON
    So far there have been four US Air Force flights carrying highly enriched uranium bound for South Carolina, taking off from Wick John O’Groats Airport, in Caithness, at weekends as the base is closed to civilian aircrafts on Saturdays. Dounreay, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, Police Scotland, the Civil Nuclear Constabulary and the airport have all refused to comment. The deal was trumpeted by former prime minister David Cameron and ex-US president Barack Obama, arranging for highly enriched uranium – the basic building block for a nuclear bomb – to be flown from Wick to the US in return for “medical...
  • BBC Scotland Video Says Holy Communion ‘Smells Like Hate’

    04/13/2018 6:17:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 4/13/18 | Nick Hallett
    Bishop John Keenan of Paisley criticised the video for encouraging anti-Catholic prejudiceThe Bishop of Paisley has criticised BBC Scotland after a video said Holy Communion “tastes like cardboard and smells like hate”. The video was posted on the Facebook page of BBC The Social, a project aimed at young adults and managed by BBC Scotland, under the title “This is how homophobia feels in 2018”. At one point it depicts a priest holding a Mini Cheddar in a parody of the Host, and giving it to a woman who makes the sign of the cross. The narrator says Jesus “saved...
  • In Footprints on Scotland’s Isle of Skye, Signs of a Dinosaur Playground

    04/04/2018 8:15:38 PM PDT · by BBell · 20 replies ^ | 4/4/18 | NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR
    Gigantic dinosaurs frolicked and splashed some 170 million years ago in the lagoons of what is now Scotland. That’s what a team of paleontologists has determined after discovering dozens of jumbo-sized footprints belonging to long-necked sauropods on the Isle of Skye. Mixed with the herbivores’ tracks were a few clawed impressions left behind by two-legged meat-eaters known as theropods. The footprints present a snapshot of life during an important period in dinosaur history that has yielded relatively few fossil remains. In the mid-Jurassic, sauropods necks grew longer and the first birds were figuring out flight.Identifying two types of footprints in...
  • John Bolton Is Good for the U.S. and Bad for Iran

    04/02/2018 1:28:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | April 2, 2018 | Adam Ereli
    Judging by the rhetoric coming out of Tehran, John Bolton’s appointment as America’s National Security Advisor is the worst thing that ever happened. The Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council labeled Bolton’s appointment “a matter of shame.”  The Chairman of the Iranian Parliament's Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy declared,  "The use of hardline elements against the Islamic Republic of Iran shows that the Americans seek to exert more pressure on Iran.”First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri opined, “They (US officials) are wrong to assume that the Iranian nation will give in to their threats against the Islamic Republic.”  ...
  • The hidden history of the UK's highest peak

    03/27/2018 8:28:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    BBC "News" ^ | March 26, 2018 | By David Cox
    Each year, 150,000 people hike Scotland’s Ben Nevis – a former volcano and Britain’s highest mountain, at 4,400ft above sea level. Many opt to take the so-called tourist trail, the rocky path which winds and zigzags its way to the summit. Few realise that this path was initially carved out in 1883 for a very unique scientific expedition. Even fewer know that now, more than a century later, this site is providing UK scientists with insights into climate change. Today, we have advanced weather forecast models – which are capable of using the kind of data taken at Ben Nevis...
  • Archaeologists return to site of 'lost Pictish monastery'

    03/22/2018 4:35:49 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    The Scotsman, tall and handsome built ^ | Monday 19 March 2018 | Alison Campsie
    Archaeologists are to return to the potential site of a lost Pictish monastery where Scottish Gaelic was written down for the first time. Archaeologist Alison Cameron and her team could be on the brink of making a discovery of national importance at land close to Old Deer in Aberdeenshire... For 10 years, a search has been made for the monastery that dates from the sixth century but disappeared around 1,000 years ago. Some believe the Book of Deer, a richly decorated pocket-sized book of gospels was created here with Gaelic notes on local life later written in the margins by...
  • Literacy in the Time of Jesus - Could His Words Have Been Recorded in His Lifetime?

    02/07/2006 10:41:13 AM PST · by Between the Lines · 27 replies · 1,140+ views
    Biblical Archaeology Society ^ | Jul/Aug 2003 | Alan Millard
    Literacy in the Time of Jesus Could His Words Have Been Recorded in His Lifetime? Sidebar: Writing Tablets Sidebar: Priceless Garbage How likely is it that someone would have written down and collected Jesus’ sayings into a book in Jesus’ lifetime? Several lines of evidence converge to suggest it is quite probable. The first factor to consider is how prevalent literacy was in Jesus’ time. Full literacy means being able to read and write proficiently, but degrees of literacy vary; people who can read, for example, may not be able to write. A common view is that of W.H....
  • Ancient footprint discovery leaves lasting impression at Vindolanda

    07/01/2015 4:25:50 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Vindolanda Trust ^ | Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | Sonya Galloway
    Nowhere gets you closer to the Romans on Hadrian's Wall than the fort and settlement of Vindolanda, the extraordinary hoard of personal artefacts gives you a unique insight into the lives of people living here 2000 years ago. The latest addition to the collection of artefacts from the current excavation has certainly made an impression on everyone. Someone 2000 years ago quite literally put their foot in it and as a result a volunteer digging at the site has unearthed a tile with a clear imprint of a human foot that accidentally, or perhaps mischievously stood on the freshly made...