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  • The Gift of Sorrow for Sin – A Meditation on the “Mass for the Gift of Tears” in the Missal

    02/20/2015 6:33:40 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-19-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Gift of Sorrow for Sin – A Meditation on the “Mass for the Gift of Tears” in the Missal By: Msgr. Charles PopeMost pastors and confessors are aware that in any parish there are going to be a few who are scrupulous, even in times like these. Some have a kind of scrupulosity that is mild and almost admirable.  A sensitive conscience is a beautiful thing and bespeaks a kind of innocence that is rare today.Some others have a more unhealthy form of scrupulosity, rooted too much in cringing fear of a God who is seen more as a...
  • Why is this Week Called Holy? Take This Cup

    03/26/2010 4:46:21 PM PDT · by tcg · 2 replies · 160+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 3/26/10 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    "Then going out he went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed him. When he arrived at the place he said to them, "Pray that you may not undergo the test." After withdrawing about a stone's throw from them and kneeling, he prayed, saying, "Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from me; still, not my will but yours be done."... During this week we are invited to enter into His pattern of surrendered love; to walk this way with Jesus, who, in His Sacred humanity, teaches us the path to our...
  • Is This Haunting Picture Proof That Chimps Really DO Grieve?

    10/26/2009 11:01:33 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 53 replies · 3,494+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | October 27th 2009
    Is This Haunting Picture Proof That Chimps Really DO Grieve? MICHAEL HANLON 27th October 2009 [Pic in URL] United in what appears to be deep and profound grief, a phalanx of more than a dozen chimpanzees stood in silence watching from behind the wire of their enclosure as the body of one of their own was wheeled past. This extraordinary scene took place recently at the Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center in Cameroon, West Africa. When a chimp called Dorothy, who was in her late 40s, died of heart failure, her fellow apes seemed to be stricken by sorrow. Enlarge Chimpanzees...
  • Lost

    09/21/2009 4:22:29 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 6 replies · 779+ views ^ | 09/21/2009 | Chrissy Siggee
    This poem is dedicated to those who suffer from Dementia or Alzheimer's and for family members who find themselves - forgotten. Mum has suffered from Alzheimer's for years and often doesn't not know who I am. If she does, she has no idea when I spoke to her or saw her last. For each week she declines, it's that little bit harder for us all who love her. Medication helps, and she has some good days... Dad lives in the same wing of a nursing home. It's a beautiful place and I'm so glad that Dad can be close by....
  • Gates Expresses Horror, Regret Over Base Slayings

    05/11/2009 4:48:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies · 795+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 11, 2009 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said the Defense Department will devote its “highest-priority attention” to the slaying today of five U.S. servicemembers in Baghdad. “I would like to express my horror and deep regret over today's shooting incident at Camp Liberty in Iraq,” Gates said at a Pentagon news briefing. “I offer my sympathy and condolences to the families of those who were killed.” As details about the incident continue to emerge, the U.S. military is holding in custody an American soldier suspected of involvement in the shooting deaths that occurred around 2 p.m....
  • Insight for Leaders - A.W. Tozer, December 22

    12/22/2006 6:41:55 AM PST · by Sopater · 8 replies · 170+ views
    Literature Ministries International ^ | December 22 | A.W. Tozer
    December 22 Trials and Pain: Heartache or Happiness My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. --James 1:2-4 From the trials and triumphs of Paul, we gather, too, that happiness is really not indispensable to a Christian. There are many ills worse than heartaches. It is scarcely too much to say that prolonged happiness may actually weaken us, especially if we insist upon being happy as the Jews insisted upon...
  • Witnesses tell of freak death of Steve Irwin

    09/04/2006 4:51:22 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 207 replies · 9,651+ views via Drudge ^ | September 4, 2006 | By staff writers and wires
    <p>A DOCTOR and witnesses have told of the desperate efforts to save Australian icon Steve Irwin after the Crocodile Hunter was struck in the chest by a stingray barb today.</p> <p>Irwin, 44, died this morning after being fatally injured while filming a nature documentary off Queensland.</p>
  • A struggle of sorrow; Mother wins fight for family recognition after 20 years

    06/15/2006 5:48:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 544+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sgt. Clinton Firstbrook
    WASHINGTON (June 15, 2006) -- Immeasurable heartache seared into Linda Lorenz as she experienced an act no parent wants to endure; burying an only child. Her son, Pfc. Hans J.R. Lorenz, died in 1966 as a result of an accident near Da Nang, Vietnam, making Linda one of the thousands of grieving parents who lost children during the Vietnam War. However, when the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in 1982, her son’s name wasn’t inscribed on the monument. For 20 years, she fought to have her son’s sacrifice recognized and was denied at every attempt. Her struggle ended happily when...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day...08-31 thru 09-01-05 ~ Katrina ~ A Nation in Prayer and Sorrow

    08/31/2005 1:11:00 AM PDT · by DollyCali · 247 replies · 2,595+ views
    DollyCali; Billie; Aquamarine; Mama_bear; Dutchess; Just Amy | August 31 - Sept 1, 2005 | Dolly Howard
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • Schiavo case hits too close

    03/27/2005 2:17:48 PM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies · 1,214+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | March 27, 2005 | Gordon Dillow
    Just over a year ago, when my wife, Tule, died after a short, terrible battle with advanced breast cancer, everyone said it was a mercy, and probably for the best. Gently, with kindness and compassion, they assured me that this beautiful, talented, spirited woman would not have wanted to go on living that way, lying helpless in bed, the cancer that had so rapidly spread to her brain robbing her of the ability to speak or to move, her body wasting, the light in her lovely eyes fading, fading, fading away. And in my mind I knew that they probably...

    02/10/2005 6:27:02 PM PST · by Quix · 6 replies · 1,381+ views
    A Glimpse Ahead Timothy Snodgrass The Impossible Will Come Alive In 2005 01/28/05 In January of 2004, as we began to intercede for the New Year the Holy Spirit gave us the prophetic slogan, "The Seas will Roar in 2004". This year we were given a new slogan, "The Impossible will come Alive in 2005". As the veil of darkness begins to come down over nations and regions, along with great shakings will come great breakthroughs; signs, wonders, healings and a spectacular release of miracles in impossible circumstances. This year, although we are ultimately poised to gain much ground, there...
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • PRAYER THREAD for Dr. Steve J.

    07/11/2003 5:53:43 AM PDT · by NYer · 60 replies · 139+ views
    July 11, 2003
    Dr. Steve's brother in law, suddenly passed away yesterday. Please post a prayer to this thread for Dr. Steve, his wife, brother in law and his family. Thanks and may God bless you.
  • Senator Santorum and the CSPAN Miracle

    06/04/2003 7:08:48 AM PDT · by hardhead · 20 replies · 898+ views
    National Review | June 3, 2003 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Senator Santorum and the CSPAN Miracle by Kathryn Jean Lopez [Pro-Life Infonet Note: Kathryn Jean Lopez is the executive editor of National Review Online.] On Friday night, Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum (R.) and his wife, Karen Garver Santorum, received an award from the Sisters of Life, the order of religious sisters founded by the late John Cardinal O'Connor in 1991. The Sisters were established, according to the late cardinal archbishop of New York, to "restore to all society a sense of the sacredness of human life." The John Cardinal O'Connor Award was given to the Santorums in recognition of "the...
  • Catholic Caucus: The Holy Rosary

    05/04/2003 1:10:58 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies · 1,264+ views ^ | 5-04-03 |
    In Sacred ScriptureHow To PrayThe Mysteries:JoyfulLuminousSorrowfulGloriousHome  The Holy Rosary The rosary probably began as a practice by the laity to imitate the monastic Divine Office (Breviary or Liturgy of the Hours), during the course of which the monks daily prayed the 150 Psalms. The laity, many of whom could not read, substituted 50, or even 150, Ave Marias (Hail Marys) for the Psalms. This prayer, at least the first half of it so directly biblically, seems to date from as early as the 2nd century, as ancient graffiti at Christian sites has suggested. Sometimes a cord with knots on it...

    02/01/2003 2:45:20 PM PST · by Old Professer · 341 replies · 745+ views
    02/01/03 | Ken Roberts
    Nothing left to say.
  • New Trend Shows Increase in Infanticide Rate

    12/10/2002 11:40:33 AM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 26 replies · 372+ views
    Focus on the Family ^ | 5 Dec 02 | Unlisted
    Washington, DC -- For years, the killing of teenagers made the headlines. Yet, research shows babies under one year are being murdered just as often. There's a troubling new trend developing in infant deaths: Infants are being murdered at a rate nearly equal to teenagers. A new study shows that in 2000, for every 100,000 babies born in the United States, roughly nine of them were murdered -- up from 8.4 per 100,000 in 1990 and 4.3 in 1970. Rosemary Chalk, a child abuse researcher for Child Trends -- the nonprofit group that produced the study -- said the infant...
  • A Resigned Priest On His Deathbed

    07/07/2002 8:22:53 PM PDT · by Lady In Blue · 38 replies · 570+ views
    Homiletic & Pastoral Review ^ | May, 2002 | Frederick Heuser
    I think of all the parishes closing because of a lack of priests and I have been part of the cause, part of the problem.A resigned priest on his deathbed By Frederick Heuser The doctor has just left my hospital room. I saw the sadness in his eyes as he tells me the bad news. The cancer had spread through most of my body and further treatment would be useless. He said he would put my wife in contact with the hospice program to make the time I had left as comfortable as possible. “As comfortable as possible”—that phrase...
  • Chinook yields five GIs bodies

    03/30/2002 10:54:56 AM PST · by wretchard · 227+ views
    The Philippine Star ^ | 03/31/2002 | Roel PareŃo
    Chinook yields five GIs’ bodies By Roel PareŃo The Philippine Star 03/31/2002 ZAMBOANGA CITY — A salvage crew has recovered from 1,200-foot-deep waters the bodies of five of the 10 American soldiers whose MH-47E "Chinook" helicopter crashed off Negros Oriental in February, a US military spokesman said yesterday. US army Maj. Cynthia Teramae, spokeswoman for the US Pacific Command Task Force 510, confirmed that the bodies of the five crewmen were recovered during ongoing salvage and recovery operations but declined to identify them. She said the Americans’ remains will be processed by the US military at the Gen. Benito Ebuen...