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  • Never Give Up: St. Augustine’s Stirring Call to Pastors

    10/03/2016 8:08:23 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-02-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Never Give Up: St. Augustine’s Stirring Call to Pastors Msgr. Charles Pope • October 2, 2016 • Today I would like to present excerpts from a stirring sermon that St. Augustine delivered to the priests and people of Hippo. In times like these we must all be reminded of the need to preach the Word of God even if the recipients of that word revile us, labeling our very proclamation of love “hate speech.” This is not new; St. Augustine calls us to be resolute and to preach the Word of God in season and out of season. This...
  • America’s First Thanksgiving Was in Florida —— Seriously. It Was!

    11/23/2016 2:35:45 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 9 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | November 23, 2016 | Thomas J. Craughwell
    St. Augustine, Florida, is a small city with a lot of “firsts” to its credit. It was the first permanent European settlement in what is now the United States. It was the site of the first Mass in the U.S. It is the place where the first shrine to Our Lady was erected (it stands on the grounds of the Mission Nombre de Dios). It was from here that the first Catholic mission to American Indians was launched. And, now, here comes the surprise — St. Augustine was the site of the first Thanksgiving celebration in America. As you’d...
  • LIVE:Two Trump Rallies 10/24/2016 St. Augustine, FL @ 3pm and Tampa, FL @ 7pm ET.

    10/24/2016 1:41:47 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 879 replies
    Monday, August 24, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in St. Augustine, FL at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. St. Augustine Amphitheatre Monday, October 24, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Tampa, FL at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater. Live coverage begins at 7:00 PM ET. MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater
  • 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!