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  • Bbillboard reading 'Islam Bloody Islam' sparks worldwide outrage and a petition to have it removed

    04/13/2016 9:45:27 AM PDT · by kevcol · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 11, 2016 | Kalhan Rosenblatt
    A billboard in St. Augustine, Florida, that criticizes Islam is causing international outrage. The words 'Islam Bloody Islam' are written in a red, tattered font on a black background across the 14-foot high sign. Written in in white below the red words the billboard reads: 'Doomed by its doctrine'. . . . 'This is horrifying because this tells me that they want everyone in our whole city to read this,' she said. A petition, started by a woman named Becky Williams, hopes to bring the sign down. 'We should always stand up for those in our community who are shown...
  • Man 'taken aback' by message on Starbucks cup label

    04/09/2016 9:02:54 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 99 replies
    WFTV ^ | 4/9/16
    <p>One customer received an unexpected comment on their Starbucks coffee cup label.</p> <p>When an order for a a grande cup of white chocolate mocha came with the message, “Diabetes here I come,” one customer said he was taken aback.</p> <p>“That first word just automatically brought the picture of both sisters in my head,” said the Starbucks customer.</p>
  • Centuries Old Bone Fragments Unearthed During Utility Dig in St. Augustine

    01/18/2016 7:51:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Jan 18, 2016
    Bone fragments found during a utility dig in a section of historic downtown St. Augustine are linked to a Catholic church cemetery that served the city from 1572 to 1702. "The bones that we recovered were associated with people who were buried in the Los Remedios cemetery," said Carl Halbirt, archaeologist for St. Augustine. "Based on the bones that we have, we know we have both adult as well as possible children." The bones were found along Charlotte street as city crews prepared the area for utility work. More digging is planned. Those buried at Los Remedios included Spaniards, Native...
  • Augustine and Calvin?

    01/02/2016 8:32:06 AM PST · by Salvation · 24 replies ^ | 12-30-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Msgr. Charles Pope 12/30/2015 Augustine and Calvin? Q. I know that St. Augustine wrote about predestination, and that John Calvin wrote about double predestination. Can you explain what they both taught and what the Church says about it? What are some things to think about as we reconcile free will with God’s omniscience? Graham, via e-mail A. Predestination is a proper biblical concept which indicates that God chose us and called us before we were ever made to be His own. It does not deny that we freely chose Him, but it does insist that He first chose us,...
  • How Progressives Stole Christian History

    12/17/2015 6:59:36 PM PST · by DavidThomas · 10 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 12/16/1015 | David Byrne
    The Greeks invented philosophy. They gave us Herodotus, the father of history, too. Their philosophy of history was cyclical, meaning they believed history had highs and lows, but lacked purpose. The Christian intellectual tradition first proposed that history moves in a linear fashion, corresponds with progress, and culminates with a utopian end point. Modern day “progressives” have inherited this Christian philosophy, and merely substituted their values. It was the great St. Augustine who initially posited a comprehensive teleological (with an end) philosophy of history. Drawing upon Old Testament conceptions of history, Augustine divided the past into epochs, one following the...
  • The Greatness of Little Things: A Reflection on a Quote From St. Augustine

    04/16/2015 6:46:44 AM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-15-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Greatness of Little Things: A Reflection on a Quote From St. Augustine By: Msgr. Charles PopeI have found that one of my favorite quotes from St. Augustine  is not all that well known. Here it is in Latin, followed by my own translation: Quod minimum, minimum est, Sed in minimo fidelem esse,magnum est.What is a little thing,  is (just) a little thing.But to be faithful in a little thingis a great thing. (from St. Augustine’s De Doctrina Christiana, IV,35)I first saw this quote on the frontispiece of a book by Adrian Fortescue. Fortescue applied it to the intricate details of celebrating...
  • Two Gunshots On a Summer Night

    12/02/2013 9:55:51 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 23, 2013 | Walt Bogdanich and Glenn Silber
    ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA. — Michelle O’Connell, 24, the doting mother of a 4-year-old girl, was dying from a gunshot in the mouth. Next to her was a semiautomatic pistol that belonged to her boyfriend, Jeremy Banks, a deputy sheriff for St. Johns County. A second bullet had burrowed into the carpet by her right arm. Ms. Maynard quickly escorted Mr. Banks, who had been drinking, out of the house. “All of a sudden he started growling like an animal,” she said. With his fists, Mr. Banks pounded dents in a police car.... Within minutes of the shooting on Sept. 2,...
  • Family of cop's girlfriend who 'shot herself dead with his pistol' claim she was murdered ...

    11/28/2013 7:14:28 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 49 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | November 25, 2013 | Helen Pow
    and his colleagues covered up the crimeA Florida family who claim their daughter was shot dead by her sheriff's deputy boyfriend in a domestic violence dispute are demanding justice. Young mother Michelle O'Connell, 24, from St Augustine, was found dead of a gunshot wound to the mouth in September 2010 with her boyfriend, Jeremy Banks' duty weapon by her side. He claimed to have been in another room and that she took her own life. But Miss O'Connell's family are convinced she was murdered and that Mr Banks' police colleagues helped him cover up his involvement. Their demands for a...
  • Southern Turfgrass Choices, Installation, and Care

    05/23/2012 6:33:10 AM PDT · by orsonwb · 17 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | May 23, 2012 | Rick Bickling
    Just as important as choosing the right plants for your yard, is choosing the right type of turfgrass. The main choices available to homeowners in the southern U.S. area are St Augustine, Bermuda, Buffalo, and Zoysia grasses...
  • Message from the St. Johns County Tea Party

    10/28/2011 11:29:25 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 25 replies
    October 29, 2011 | swampsniper
    On Tuesday, the BOCC will take up consideration of a resolution brought forth by Ed Slavin. Mr. Slavin, a long time liberal activist in this county and a disbarred attorney from the State of Tennessee has for the last several years been pushing the idea for a National Mega Park for the St. Johns County Area. His plan would be for the county to turn over to the Federal Government over 120,000 acres of public lands, including all the land owned by the Water Management District for this Mega Park. Now he is pushing for concrete action. He claims many...
  • Local GOP, Tea Party 'at war'

    07/30/2011 11:01:17 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 50 replies
    THE RECORD ^ | Jult 31, 2011 | swampsniper
    A cadre of conservative Republicans in St. Johns County believes that their conservative brothers and sisters in the St. Augustine Tea Party are attempting to split the party into two competing ideological wings. Yet both sides believe that the other is already in control. Tea Party leaders deny they want to split the party and say Republicans haven't been listening to their constituents, who want lower taxes and less government. Randy Covington, Republican state committeeman and Tea Party member who is secretary of the Republican Executive Committee, said the establishment is angry that change is coming.

    11/10/2010 8:57:06 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 20 replies
    SELF | NOV10, 2010 | swampsniper
    My grandson just woke me up loading the pumpgun, the sheriff's dept has road blocks up and bloodhounds working the area. I don't have a trunking scanner so we're just sitting here loaded for bear.
  • Did Mary retain her virginal integrity while giving birth to Jesus?

    10/06/2010 7:56:37 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 354 replies
    Catholic Bridge ^ | David MacDonald
    Overall, Catholics liked the movie "The Nativity" but had several problems with it. For one thing they changed Scripture during the closing of the movie. On the screen they flashed the Bible passage from Luke 1:46-54. But they left out the words "for me" from middle of the sentence "The Lord has done great things for me, and Holy is his name." I don't think they should have taken that out of the Word of God, without using any elypses to show they skipped it. Another issue with the movie is they showed Mary screaming and pushing in pain as...

    09/18/2010 1:30:03 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 5 replies
    self | Sept. 18, 2010 | swampsniper
    i'm just back from the rally, not going to make an estimate but it looked to be bigger than last time by 50%. I'll work on some pictures later this evening.
  • Forward to the Constitution (FL 9-18 Rally)

    09/14/2010 9:36:07 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 6 replies · 1+ views
    UATP | Sept. 15, 2010 | swampsniper
    JUST A REMINDER! ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA RALLY Forward to the Constitution September 18, 2010 from 11am to 3pm – Francis Field Big Rally with Tea Party/9-12 groups from at least 10 different counties. Marco Rubio as keynote speaker, plus much more. Organized by Tea Party Network.Francis field is right next to the municipal parking garage, North edge of downtown and just West of the old fort.
  • St. Augustine getting major redo

    04/19/2010 7:04:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 169+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Patty Machelor
    Nearly gone is the mottled white paint, and deteriorating pews are being replaced with pews replicating designs from at least as far back as 1911. St. Augustine Cathedral, a downtown Tucson centerpiece, is being changed from having an austere, outdated interior to one of warmth and light. The $1 million renovation has "totally changed the feeling of the cathedral," said Fred Allison, spokesman for the Catholic Diocese of Tucson. The cathedral, at 192 S. Stone Ave., will soon have a cream-colored interior and a design scheme meant to draw the eyes of visitors and parishioners toward the sanctuary. The white...
  • More From St Augustine

    04/17/2010 3:59:37 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 19 replies · 844+ views
    self | April 17, 2010 | swampniper
    A few more, I'm beat, gonna take a nap!
  • St Augustine Tea Party Preliminary Report

    04/17/2010 2:54:23 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 18 replies · 1,219+ views
    self | April 17, 2010 | swampsniper
    Just got home. The crowd was massive, formal count not in. One guy was asked to leave early, he had an inflammatory sign. Later on a couple of college age kids came up to me and handed me the piece of commie crap pictured here. I tried to start a constructive discussion but they moved on. They handed one of the flyers to a really big pstriot and he started loudly pointing them out to the crowd. I asked him to chill out and went looking for BreeLee. She politely showed them the exit gate.I'll have more pics later, I...

    04/11/2010 5:53:19 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 18 replies · 676+ views
    self | April11 2010 | swampsniper
    ST. AUGUSTINE TEA PARTY, APRIL 17, 11 AM TO 5PM FRANCIS FIELD {CITY EVENTS FIELD}, CASTILLO DRIVE THIS IS JUST OFF PONCE DE LEON BLVD {us1} NEXT TO THE CITY PARKING GARAGEDIRECTLY WEST OF FORT CASTILLO DE SAN MARCOS We have firmed up Joe the Plumber,Ken Hoagland, Director of Communications with Fair Tax and his early release book, (we'll be the first place to get it, even before Amazon!! "The Fair Tax Solution", in addition to Renowned Author Lou Pritchet (he wrote the viral letter 'Obama you scare me' ) and his book, "Stop Paddling and Start Rocking the Boat"...

    10/30/2009 12:11:14 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 21 replies · 929+ views
    SWAMPSNIPER PRESS | October 30, 2009 | swampsniper
    Vilano Beach begins North of St. Augustine Inlet and runs to South Ponte Vedra. There are large deposits of Coquina clam shells, the main ingredient in Coquina rock, the material used for the Spanish forts here. On the white sand areas there are black streaks of Titanium ore. Ponte Vedra was once home to a Titanium mining operation. The "red shell" has been a traditional place to test beach buggies and 4WD vehicles, it is easy to bury your wheels up to the hubs if you get off the hard pack.
  • Pope Benedict points to St. Augustine as source of unity with Orthodox

    09/04/2009 9:48:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies · 1,047+ views
    cna ^ | September 4, 2009
    St. Augustine of Hippo Rome, Italy, Sep 4, 2009 / 10:08 am (CNA).- In a letter he sent Thursday to Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity,  Pope Benedict XVI has underscored that the teachings of St. Augustine are a path seeking unity with the Orthodox. The message from the Pope was sent to Cardinal Kasper as the 11th Inter-Christian Symposium gathered in Rome. The meeting was organized by the Franciscan Institute of Spirituality of the Pontifical University Antonianum and the Aristotle Orthodox Theological Faculty of Thessalonica.In his message, the Holy Father expressed his gratitude...
  • Pope Benedict points to St. Monica as example of 'holy parent'

    08/30/2009 9:43:51 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 577+ views
    cna ^ | August 30, 2009
    Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Aug 30, 2009 / 11:14 am (CNA).- At Sunday’s Angelus prayer in the courtyard of Castel Gandolfo’s apostolic palace, Pope Benedict XVI recalled the previous week’s liturgical memorial of St. Monica, mother of St. Augustine of Hippo and model and patron of Christian mothers. “Much is recounted about her in her son’s autobiography ‘The Confessions,’ a masterpiece among the most read works of all time,” Pope Benedict said. “There, we understand that St. Augustine imbibed the name of Jesus with maternal milk and was educated in the Christian religion by his mother, the principles of which...

    07/05/2009 4:23:11 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 11 replies · 1,093+ views
    SWAMPSNIPERPRESS ^ | July 5, 2009 | swampsniper
    We had a nice turnout, I don't have a count yet, but it has to be over 1000, if most signed in. I left at about 4 PM, too hot for an old man, LOL. I got to meet a couple of other Freepers, there may have been more of us there. Maybe we need some Freeper hats or Tee shirts! Click on the SWAMPSNIPERPRESS link for pics!

    06/01/2009 9:52:07 AM PDT · by Psion · 5 replies · 471+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | May 30th, 2009 | Dr. Paul L. Williams
    TAKE UP YOUR SWORD AND FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT Dr. Paul L. Williams SUNDAY MEDITATION: “For this people’s heart has grown dull, and their ears are heavy of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should perceive with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and turn for me to heal them.’ But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. Truly, I say to you, many prophets and righteous men longed to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear,...
  • St. Augustine Tea Party, July 5th News, Marco Rubio

    05/29/2009 3:06:45 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 20 replies · 1,487+ views
    SELF | May 29,2009 | swampsniper
    Marco Rubio will appear and speak at the St. Augustine Tea Party on July 5th. We are looking forward to a huge turnout, with patriots from a wide surrounding area. The event will be on the green of the old Spanish fort, Castillo De San Marcos, just North of downtown St. Augustine. Y'ALL COME!

    04/15/2009 5:09:31 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 14 replies · 1,112+ views
    SWAMPSNIPERPRESS ^ | April 15, 2009 | swampsniper
    Great turnout, I estimate 1000, some folks had to go back to work, people coming and going all afternoon. We will have accurate figures later. The press, with the exception of the local radio station, came late. I don't know what they will do with whatever they collected. I got to make a very short pro 2nd amendment statement, I just said that Mexico and the ghettos aren't my fault, and I won't register or surrender diddly squat! The crowd agreed! Let's plan a big Fourth of July, all over America, the ball is rolling, let's keep it going! Pictures...
  • On St. Augustine's Conversion

    02/27/2008 9:03:29 PM PST · by ELS · 8 replies · 966+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | February 27, 2008 | Benedict XVI
    On St. Augustine's Conversion "A Journey That Remains a True Example for Each One of Us" VATICAN CITY, FEB. 26, 2008 ( Here is a translation of the greetings Benedict XVI gave today at St. Peter's Basilica to those who could not be accommodated in Paul VI Hall for the general audience, and a translation of the catechesis he delivered in the Vatican auditorium. This is the fifth and final address the Pope has dedicated to the figure of St. Augustine. * * * [Greetings at St. Peter's Basilica in English] Dear Brothers and Sisters, I am pleased to welcome...
  • On the Writings of St. Augustine

    02/20/2008 6:58:25 PM PST · by ELS · 10 replies · 175+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | February 20, 2008 | Benedict XVI
    On the Writings of St. Augustine "He Truly Lives in His Works, He Is Present With Us" VATICAN CITY, FEB. 20, 2008 ( Here is a translation of the greetings Benedict XVI gave today at St. Peter's Basilica to those who could not be accommodated in Paul VI Hall for the general audience, and a translation of the catechesis he delivered in the Vatican auditorium. This is the fourth address the Pope has dedicated to the figure of St. Augustine. * * * [Greetings at St. Peter's Basilica in English] I am pleased to greet all the English-speaking pilgrims gathered...
  • On St. Augustine's Search for Truth

    01/30/2008 7:05:59 PM PST · by ELS · 5 replies · 328+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | January 30, 2008 | Benedict XVI
    On St. Augustine's Search for Truth "Faith and Reason Are the Two Forces That Lead Us to Knowledge " VATICAN CITY, JAN. 30, 2008 ( Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI delivered today at the general audience in Paul VI Hall. The reflection is the third in a series on St. Augustine, bishop of Hippo. * * * Dear friends, After the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, we return today to the great figure of St. Augustine. In 1986, on the 1,600th anniversary of his conversion, my beloved predecessor John Paul II dedicated a long and...
  • St. Augustine's Last Days

    01/16/2008 6:46:59 PM PST · by ELS · 30 replies · 364+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | January 16, 2008 | Benedict XVI
    St. Augustine's Last Days "Though the World Grows Old, Christ Is Forever Young" VATICAN CITY, JAN. 16, 2007 JAN. 16, 2007 ( Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI delivered today at the general audience in Paul VI Hall. The reflection is the second in a series on St. Augustine, bishop of Hippo. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, Today, as I did last Wednesday, I would like to discuss the great bishop of Hippo, St. Augustine. Four years before he died, he wanted to nominate his successor. To this end, on Sept. 26, 426, he gathered...
  • On St. Augustine

    01/09/2008 7:00:23 PM PST · by ELS · 31 replies · 182+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | January 9, 2008 | Benedict XVI
    On St. Augustine "All the Roads of Christian Latin Literature Lead to Hippo" VATICAN CITY, JAN. 9, 2007 ( Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI delivered today at the general audience in Paul VI Hall. The reflection is the first in a series on St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, After the Christmas holidays I would like to turn to the meditations on the Fathers of the Church and speak today of the greatest Father of the Latin Church, St. Augustine: a man of passion and faith, of high intelligence and...
  • Shark Attacks Surfing 9-Year-Old Girl

    06/18/2007 2:20:50 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 97 replies · 1,593+ views
    local6 ^ | 18-june-2007
    VILANO BEACH, Fla. -- A 9-year-old St. Johns County girl is recovering after being attacked by a shark on Sunday. It's not yet known where she was bitten, but authorities said the girl was taken to the hospital after the attack. Her condition has not been released. Fire rescue officials said the girl had been surfing off Vilano Beach.
  • Sympathy For The Devil (Catholic Establishment's PC Anti-DP Crusade Exposed Alert)

    11/20/2006 4:25:28 AM PST · by goldstategop · 79 replies · 1,450+ views ^ | 11/20/2006 | Joseph D'Hippolito
    If today’s Catholic bishops lived during the Nuremberg trials, they would have condemned the execution of nine of the defendants – including Ernst Kaltenbrunner and Hans Frank. Kaltenbrunner was responsible for mass executions of civilians and prisoners of war as Heinrich Himmler’s chief SS lieutenant; Frank oversaw the Nazis’ numerous atrocities as the governor of occupied Poland. Such a presumptuous proposition seems plausible given two Vatican officials’ opposition to Saddam Hussein’s death sentence – and the Catholic Church’s moral revisionism concerning capital punishment. Iraq’s High Tribunal convicted Saddam of committing crimes against humanity and sentenced him to death on Nov....
  • Believing All of the Gospel

    08/19/2006 6:48:20 AM PDT · by Rampolla · 7 replies · 259+ views
    If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don't like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself. St. Augustine of Hippo Sermons?
  • The Disposition of Priests [Valid Mass, Valid Holy Eucharist?]

    07/23/2005 9:57:35 AM PDT · by Salvation · 21 replies · 811+ views
    Catholic, ^ | Fr. William Saunders
    by Fr. William Saunders Other Articles by Fr. William Saunders The Disposition of Priests 07/15/05 If an ordained priest does not believe in transubstantiation, do the communicants receive the Body and Blood of Christ? In answering this question, one has to wonder, "How could a priest not believe in transubstantiation?" Of course, the point here is not simply the word "transubstantiation," which the Fourth Lateran Council of 1215 officially used in its Creed and which the Council of Trent repeated in its Decree on the Most Holy Eucharist in 1551. Rather, the important point is believing what the word transubstantiation signifies:...
  • St. Augustine Zhao Rong and 119 companions, martyrs in China

    07/09/2005 5:06:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies · 382+ views ^ | October 1, 2000 | Vatican
     AGOSTINO ZHAO RONG (+ 1815)AND 119 COMPANIONS, MARTYRS IN CHINA (+ 1648 – 1930)1st. October 2000From the earliest beginnings of the Chinese people (sometime about the middle of the third millennium before Christ)  religious sentiment towards the Supreme Being and diligent filial piety towards ancestors were the most conspicuous characteristics of their culture, which had existed for thousands of years. This note of distinct religiousness is found to a greater or lesser extent in the Chinese people of all centuries up to our own time, when, under the influence of western atheism, some intellectuals, especially those educated in foreign...
  • Judge orders St. Augustine to fly gay pride flags

    06/08/2005 9:52:25 AM PDT · by mlc9852 · 269 replies · 5,714+ views ^ | June 8, 2005 | Associated Press
    ST. AUGUSTINE -- For the next six days, 49 rainbow flags will flutter on the Bridge of Lions after a three-year battle by gay rights organizations. U.S. District Judge Henry Lee Adams Jr. ruled Tuesday against the city in a suit filed by the Rev. Ruth Jensen and Vicki Waldon of the St. Augustine Pride Committee, Equality Florida and the National Center for Lesbian Rights. The city rejected a request last month to fly the flags for a week of gay-pride events.
  • In U.S. history, Florida beats New England, says retired professor

    06/03/2005 8:13:15 AM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 84 replies · 1,524+ views
    CNS ^ | June 2, 2005 | staff
    When speaking of firsts in U.S. history, the place should be Florida's St. Augustine, not Plymouth, Mass; the first settlers should be Spanish, not British; and the religion should be Catholicism, not Puritanism. "It's about time that we corrected our brethren in the northern climes," Michael Gannon told an audience of Catholic journalists during a May 27 workshop at the Catholic Press Association's annual convention in Orlando. "By the time the pilgrims came to Plymouth, St. Augustine was up for urban renewal."
  • America’s Decision: God Or Militant Atheism? - (interesting arguments vs secular humanism)

    05/29/2005 4:48:25 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 33 replies · 944+ views
    Once upon a time, not too awfully long ago, America was known as the ‘shining city on the hill.’ America, the most radical experiment in the history of the world, was the only nation to which people oppressed and repressed by old world systems of social classes and castes could be free of the stifling bindings engendered by those man created constraints. She was a Judao-Christian nation where God of the bible, and not an elite ruling class, was sovereign over all. America was the land of hope, promise and opportunity, where not only all men were equal before God’s...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-27-05, Opt. St. Augustine of Canterbury

    05/27/2005 7:43:00 AM PDT · by Salvation · 29 replies · 1,117+ views American Bible ^ | 05-27-05 | New American Bible
    May 27, 2005Friday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time Psalm: Friday 24 Reading ISir 44:1, 9-13 Now will I praise those godly men,our ancestors, each in his own time.But of others there is no memory,for when they ceased, they ceased.And they are as though they had not lived,they and their children after them.Yet these also were godly menwhose virtues have not been forgotten;Their wealth remains in their families,their heritage with their descendants;Through God's covenant with them their family endures,their posterity, for their sake. And for all time their progeny will endure,their glory will never be blotted out. Responsorial PsalmPs...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-28-04, Memorial, St. Augustine, Bishop & Doctor/Church

    08/28/2004 7:45:26 AM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies · 269+ views American Bible ^ | 08-28-04 | New American Bible
    August 28, 2004 Memorial of Saint Augustine, bishop and doctor of the Church Psalm: Saturday 37 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Gospel Reading I1 Cor 1:26-31 Consider your own calling, brothers and sisters. Not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. Rather, God chose the foolish of the world to shame the wise, and God chose the weak of the world to shame the strong, and God chose the lowly and despised of the world, those who count for nothing, to reduce to nothing those who are something, so...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-27-04, Opt. St. Augustine of Cantnerbury

    05/27/2004 7:29:56 AM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies · 155+ views American Bible ^ | 05-27-04 | New American Bible
    May 27, 2004 Thursday of Seventh Week of Easter Psalm: Thursday 24 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Gospel Reading IActs 22:30; 23:6-11 Wishing to determine the truth about why Paul was being accused by the Jews, the commander freed him and ordered the chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin to convene. Then he brought Paul down and made him stand before them. Paul was aware that some were Sadducees and some Pharisees, so he called out before the Sanhedrin, "My brothers, I am a Pharisee, the son of Pharisees; I am on trial for hope in the resurrection of the...
  • A Time For War? [oldie but goldie]

    02/28/2004 2:58:46 PM PST · by MegaSilver · 209+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | 21 September 2001 | Robert L. Holmes
    Augustine's "just war" theory continues to guide the West.The fall of Rome in 410 was a calamity of staggering proportions to the citizens of the Roman Empire. Civilization itself had been shaken to its foundations. So it was viewed by Augustine, from his vantage point on the North African coast. But he worried not so much about the empire as about the threat of a backlash to Christianity. Hadn't critics warned for years that Christians' pacifism would weaken the empire? Didn't this confirm the fears that Christianity was too other-worldly for its followers to be responsible citizens of the state?...
  • A Few Of FR's Finest....Every Day....09-17-03....Florida~The Sunshine State

    09/17/2003 1:29:11 AM PDT · by dansangel · 347 replies · 2,487+ views
    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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 8-28-03, Memorial, St. Augustine, Bishop & Doctor of the Ch

    08/28/2003 7:58:19 AM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies · 152+ views American Bible ^ | 8-28-03 | New American Bible
    August 28, 2003Memorial of Saint Augustine, bishop and doctor of the Church Psalm: Thursday 37 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Gospel Reading I1 Thes 3:7-13 We have been reassured about you, brothers and sisters,in our every distress and affliction, through your faith.For we now live, if you stand firm in the Lord.What thanksgiving, then, can we render to God for you,for all the joy we feel on your account before our God?Night and day we pray beyond measure to see you in personand to remedy the deficiencies of your faith.Now may God himself, our Father, and our Lord Jesusdirect our way...
  • Baldwin: Civil Disobedience Is Consistent With Christian Conduct And American History

    08/25/2003 4:58:49 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 4 replies · 302+ views
    Chuck Baldwin Ministries ^ | 08-25-03 | Baldwin, Chuck
    Civil Disobedience Is Consistent With Christian Conduct And With American History By Chuck Baldwin Food For Thought From The Chuck Wagon August 26, 2003 While Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore's refusal to remove a Ten Commandments display from the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery is not, in strict terms, civil disobedience, many people see it that way. Actually, the federal judge who ordered the monument's removal, Myron Thompson, and those who support him are guilty of breaking the law! The U.S. Constitution prohibits the federal government from interfering with the state's or the individual's right to express or...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 5-27-03, Optional, St. Augustine/Canterbury

    05/27/2003 7:31:28 AM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies · 97+ views American Bible ^ | 5-27-03 | New American Bible
    May 27, 2003Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter Psalm: Tuesday Week 24 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Gospel Reading IActs 16:22-34 The crowd in Philippi joined in the attack on Paul and Silas,and the magistrates had them strippedand ordered them to be beaten with rods.After inflicting many blows on them,they threw them into prisonand instructed the jailer to guard them securely.When he received these instructions, he put them in the innermost celland secured their feet to a stake. About midnight, while Paul and Silas were prayingand singing hymns to God as the prisoners listened,there was suddenly such a severe earthquakethat...
  • Identity Crisis

    04/24/2003 8:57:24 AM PDT · by ultima ratio · 1 replies · 57+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | April 4, 2003 | John R. Dunlap
    Identity Crisis By John R. Dunlap Published 4/18/2003 12:05:00 AM Near the end of the past winter quarter, one of the courses I'd been teaching for the classics department was taking its usual, peculiar toll. The course is titled "The World of Augustine." It's about St. Augustine of Hippo (A.D. 354-430), the most influential and prolific of the Church Fathers, who wrote during a tumultuous era broadly similar to our own: the dissolute century issuing in the collapse of the western Roman Empire. In some ways, it's my favorite course. It draws above-average students who don't flake out under a...
  • [Justice Scalia's Son] Proof and Promise

    04/19/2003 12:56:32 PM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 1 replies · 221+ views
    e3mil ^ | 4-19-2003 | Paul Scalia
    Already in the fifth century St. Augustine observed, "On no point does the Christian faith encounter more opposition than on the resurrection of the body." Indeed, the world may permit us our belief in His resurrection as a curious opinion about a man 2,000 years ago. But the belief in our own resurrection strikes the world as absurd. Yet this is precisely what we believe...
  • Haunting Thoughts After a Battle

    03/28/2003 10:22:37 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 8 replies · 140+ views
    New York Times ^ | Saturday, March 29, 2003 | By STEVEN LEE MYERS
    March 29, 2003 Haunting Thoughts After a BattleBy STEVEN LEE MYERS ITH THE THIRD INFANTRY DIVISION, in central Iraq, March 28 — It troubles him, now that the battle is over. Sgt. Mark N. Redmond remembers shouting "qiff," Arabic for halt, but they did not halt. The Iraqi fighters just kept coming. Sergeant Redmond's unit spent three days and nights fighting for the bridge at Kifl, a village on the Euphrates River about 75 miles south of Baghdad. By any military definition — the territory seized, the number of enemy killed, the mission accomplished — the unit's fight ended in...