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  • Reconsidering Communion in the hand

    07/06/2014 6:38:47 PM PDT · by walkinginthedesert · 15 replies
    Why We Should Go Back To the Traditional Reception of Holy CommunionThe Traditional Reception of Holy CommunionThroughout the history of the Catholic Faith specifically in the Roman Rite of the Mass, the reception of Holy Communion kneeling and on the tongue is the established tradition. This has been true for various centuries dating as far back as the Early Church. This is itself the tradition of the Church and is still the norm in the Extra-Ordinary form of the Mass. It was not until the ecclesiastical revolts and dissent during the 1960s and 1970s in which this tradition started falling...
  • Scripture and Tradition

    06/09/2014 9:26:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 140 replies
    Catholic.com ^ | August 10, 2004 | CatholicAnswers
    Scripture and TraditionProtestants claim the Bible is the only rule of faith, meaning that it contains all of the material one needs for theology and that this material is sufficiently clear that one does not need apostolic tradition or the Church’s magisterium (teaching authority) to help one understand it. In the Protestant view, the whole of Christian truth is found within the Bible’s pages. Anything extraneous to the Bible is simply non-authoritative, unnecessary, or wrong—and may well hinder one in coming to God. Catholics, on the other hand, recognize that the Bible does not endorse this view and that, in...
  • Old Churches...

    06/03/2014 9:21:29 AM PDT · by statestreet · 21 replies
    The Society of St. Hugh of Cluny ^ | June 2, 2014 | Stuart Chessman
    Yes, there is a unique quality, difficult to capture, that the sensitive visitor experiences in the silent old churches of New York or Brooklyn. A feeling of remoteness from the surrounding city, a somewhat musty atmosphere of a past that here somehow has not disappeared and a mysterious sense of solidarity with the tens, even hundreds, of thousands who have passed through these doors. This is especially so in the old Victorian churches of New York. The few neoclassical buildings, like St. Peters, are stark witnesses to us of an earlier age that has vanished. The later magnificent structures of...
  • ...Bobby Jindals wife rappels down a building with Robertsons from Duck Dynasty

    05/12/2014 11:53:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
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  • New Book by Rabbi Moshe Meiselman on Torah, Chazal, and Science

    04/09/2014 11:04:21 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 5 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | 11/27/'13 | Rabbi Raphael Fuchs
    Toras Hashem temimah The Torah, in all aspects, is perfect and complete. It need not bend or comply with any other system. In fact, since the Torah is the blueprint according to which the universe was created, other systems should be judged by their agreement with the Torah. In recent years, however, Rabbi Moshe Meiselman notes that many unqualified authors have taken the liberty of challenging the classic mesorah of the Torah to accommodate the views of modern science. The authors are accused of relegating Chazal to a back seat in relation to modern-day scientific theories. Many of these...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: ECCLESIASTICAL TRADITION, 02-08-14

    02/08/2014 9:28:44 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 02-08-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:ECCLESIASTICAL TRADITIONThe revealed word of God as entrusted to the Church to be faithfully preserved, resolutely defended, authentically interpreted, validly developed, and effectively applied in the lives of the People of God. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • The Holy Trinity: Sound Doctrine or a Man-Made Tradition?

    01/12/2014 7:49:32 PM PST · by restornu · 772 replies
    ArticleSeen.com ^ | Aug-28-2011 | Steve-O
    The Holy Trinity: Sound Doctrine or a Man-Made Tradition? Author: Steve-0 The Apostle Paul admonished young Timothy, "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;" (1 Timothy 4:1) The Greek word that was translated into English as "depart from" is aphistemi (Strong's G868) pronounced -fe'-sta-me meaning ... 1) to make stand off, cause to withdraw, to remove a) to excite to revolt 2) to stand off, to stand aloof a) to go away, to depart from anyone b) to desert, withdraw from...
  • Without our traditions our lives would be as shaky as a Fiddler on the Roof.

    01/04/2013 1:55:43 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | January 3, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    When I was a young man, a teenager really, I did the usual crazy stuff of the early, 70s, long hair, bell bottoms, wide ties, crazy plaids, shirt open at least least three buttons, and of course, rock-n-roll.But, through it all I had this love for older things. I think it had something to do with my Grandmother, Nana, whom I loved with great affection. Often she lamented the loss of the old things and old ways. She missed the Latin Mass, she missed when manners were better, when people remembered how to dress well, when things were more certain,...
  • I Miss Women Wearing Hats and Veils in Church. A brief reminiscence of days gone by

    04/11/2012 5:08:39 PM PDT · by Salvation · 146 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | april 10th, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I Miss Women Wearing Hats and Veils in Church. A brief reminiscence of days gone by.By: Msgr. Charles Pope I know, I know, I am so hopelessly old fashioned. But I want to say, I miss women wearing hats. I have written before (HERE) of how I miss them wearing the veil in Church. But even before the veil, the hat was more commonly worn by women in 1940s and before (See photo below left, of my parish taken in the early 1950s, click photo for a larger view). Veils became popular in the later 1950s and 1960s before...
  • Bride, Kosovo

    12/14/2013 1:43:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    National Geographic ^ | DECEMBER 14, 2013 | Photograph by Nita Zeqiri
    A tradition a thousand years old, passed on to generations in today's remote Donje Ljubinje in the Zhupa area in south Kosovo. Today, this tradition is at the verge of extinction, as only a 65-year-old lady continues preparing young brides according to their traditions. The bride's face is painted in many beautiful layers of color. Three golden circles symbolizing the cycles of life are tied to one another by the golden roads that one crosses over their lifetime. The inner red circles are symbols of fertility, where red and blue dots are born from, and the whole face is covered...
  • Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade: An American Tradition Built by Thankful Immigrants

    11/27/2013 5:45:13 AM PST · by Conservative Beacon · 11 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | November 27, 2013 | Josh Price
    Like most American households tomorrow morning, the Prices television will be tuned to the 85th annual Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade has been a part of my Thanksgiving celebrations for as long as I can remember. Growing up, my parents and I would be the beneficiaries of two (count em, two) Thanksgiving meals each year, one with my fathers side of the family and another with my mothers family. Thanksgiving, and the holiday season for that matter, would kick off for us by watching the beginning of the parade coverage at 9AM while we were all getting ready for...
  • For Thanksgiving Turkeys, Presidential Pardon Gig Takes Practice

    11/25/2013 5:37:29 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-25-13 | Pervaiz Shallwani
    BADGER, Minn.The last thing President Barack Obama needs this Thanksgiving is a frantic turkey fouling up Wednesday's White House pardon ceremony. It is John Burkel's job to make sure that doesn't happen. The problem is that turkeys aren't used to being paraded in front of a crowd of noisy schoolchildren, posing for flash photography or encountering the Secret Service. In past years, the stress has led the ceremonial bird to flap about and try to escape after being spooked by everything from a shiny belt buckle to First Family pets. Mr. Burkel, the fourth-generation farmer selected to supply this year's...
  • Organ Music and Tradition at St. Gertrude the Great (Keeping the faith)

    11/15/2013 4:26:25 AM PST · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    Quidlibet: ^ | 11/12/2013 | Rev. Anthony Cekeda
    EVEN AT AGE 13 in 1964, the Vatican II liturgical changes that were just being introduced left me a bit uneasy, in particular, the near-immediate decline of good Catholic church music. I resolved to do something about it, so at age 14, with no keyboard training at all, I began to study organ and aspired to compose good liturgical music. To make a long story short, in a mere year or two my enthusiasm (it sure wasnt my keyboard technique!) landed me a little scholarship at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. The head of the Conservatory was Michael P. Hammond...
  • 1950s etiquette tips win teen $300K book deal

    10/30/2013 10:13:14 AM PDT · by Stoat · 85 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 30, 2013 | Kate Sheehy
    So much for Womens Lib. An eighth-grader took cues from a 1950s etiquette book touting white gloves and girdles in a quirky bid to be popular at school a couple years ago and now, shes laughing all the way to the bank. Teenager Maya Van Wagenen cleverly chronicled how she used tips from the decades-old Betty Cornells Teen-age Popularity Guide to gain an edge as a student new to Brownsville, Texas. She followed some of Cornells sage advice, which included the gloves, white pearls and girdles, as well as how to properly squeeze pimples, shave ones legs for summer...
  • According to Scripture (Where is sola scriptura itself taught in the Bible?)

    06/22/2013 1:01:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 488 replies
    Catholic Answers ^ | Tim Staples
    "If a teaching isnt explicit in the Bible, then we dont accept it as doctrine!" That belief, commonly known as sola scriptura, was a central component of all I believed as a Protestant. This bedrock Protestant teaching claims that Scripture alone is the sole rule of faith and morals for Christians. Diving deeper into its meaning to defend my Protestant faith against Catholicism about twenty years ago, I found that there was no uniform understanding of this teaching among Protestant pastors and no book I could read to get a better understanding of it.What role does tradition play? How...
  • Pope: The Unbreakable Unity between Scripture and Tradition

    04/22/2013 8:27:35 PM PDT · by Salvation · 97 replies
    O'Meara Ferguson News ^ | April 12, 2013 | O'Meara Ferguson
    Pope: The Unbreakable Unity between Scripture and Tradition April 12, 2013 by O'Meara Ferguson Filed under O'Meara Ferguson News Vatican Radio April 12, 2013 (Vatican Radio) On Friday Pope Francis received members of the Pontifical Biblical Commission at the end of their plenary assembly here at the Vatican on inspiration and truth in the Bible.Listen to the report from Emer McCarthyPope Francis told them the Holy Scriptures are the testimony in written form of Gods Word, the canonical memorial that attests to the event of Revelation. The Word of God, therefore, precedes and exceeds the Bible. It is...
  • Regardless Of How SCOTUS Rules On "Marriage Equality" Marriage Can Never Actually Be Redefined

    03/26/2013 2:51:22 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-26-13 | The Looking Spoon
    It can only be replaced by something else that's different entirely. That's what's happening now.I've acknowledged that this is a losing fightso long as the Christian church continues to allow the culture to be ceded a totally godless element...note that it's not the wrong side of the fight.Found at Super Conservative.
  • Is Pope Francis a Liturgical Liberal?

    03/18/2013 3:31:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Standing on my head ^ | March 17, 2013 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    >There have been some rumblings amongst traditionalist Catholics that Pope Francis is going to turn out to be a liturgical liberal. Apparently a few extremists are worried that Pope Benedict’s encouragement of the Latin Mass and his bringing back some of the older styles of clerical dress and papal customs are going to be thrown out in favor of happy clappy masses, clowns, balloons and big puppets.Everyone should stop and take a deep breath and get a sense of priorities. I am myself, on the more traditionalist side of the liturgy wars. I dislike anodyne, sentimental church music, a game...
  • Obama's Budget Abdication Breaks 92 Year Tradition

    03/12/2013 11:00:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Bretibart ^ | 3/12/13 | Mike Flynn
    Barack Obama certainly enjoys the trappings and perks of the Office of President. The actual job of being President, however, doesn't seem to interest him. His desire to avoid being tied to any specifics of any proposal have caused him to do what no modern President has done. He is the first President since 1921 to abdicate the task of drafting a federal budget to Congress. Congress established the modern budget process in 1921. Under the terms of the law, the President is required to submit a budget for the federal government no later than the first Monday in February....
  • State of the State of the Union

    02/11/2013 1:59:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2013 | Rich Galen
    I am in Paris for one afternoon and overnight because the non-stop service from Oujda, Morocco to Dulles International Airport just outside Washington, DC hasn't yet begun. We flew into Orly Airport which is the Newark Airport of Europe. If you can arrange a trip that doesn't include Orly, I recommend you do that. But, any story that ends with, "and then we had dinner in Paris" is a pretty good story. Washington, DC is awash in activity surrounding the President's State of the Union address tomorrow night at nine Eastern time. As we have discussed before, every association, DC-based...
  • U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer initiation ill-advisedly abolished

    01/17/2013 12:20:18 PM PST · by Kenika · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, January 15, 2013 | Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - Lower 9th Ward Conservative by Bill Randall Read more: http://communiti
    What has the U.S. Navy done? Will it prove harmful, or will it even matter in the grand scheme of things? My prediction is that this will exponentially increase the number of glorified managers in the Navys senior enlisted ranks. In the aftermath of the Tailhook incident at the Las Vegas Hilton Read more: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/lower-9th-ward-conservative/2013/jan/15/us-navy-chief-petty-officer-initiation-ill-advised/#comment-771142230#ixzz2IGXItfa1 Follow us: @wtcommunities on Twitter
  • Is Christmas Pagan? No! It's time to learn some real history....

    12/23/2012 1:28:36 PM PST · by Salvation · 91 replies
    CatholicKnight.blogspot.com ^ | December 2012 | CatholicKnight
    Is Christmas Pagan? A Jewish Star of David Tops This Christmas Tree THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: About this time every year we hear the usual misnomer that Christmas is a Pagan celebration whitewashed by the medieval Catholic Church. We hear this from all corners. Secularists just accept it as fact. Catholics, rather embarrassingly, often try to gloss over it. While Protestant Fundamentalists frequently rail against it, usually calling for either a boycott of the holiday, or else a return to the Jewish festival of Hanukkah. (For some ridiculous reason, some Fundamentalists subscribe to the notion that if a certain...
  • Rome's New and Novel Concept of Tradition Living Tradition (Viva Voce - Whatever We Say)

    12/17/2012 1:19:04 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 413 replies
    Monergism.com ^ | 12/17/2012 | William Webster
    In the history of Roman Catholic dogma, one can trace an evolution in the theory of tradition. There were two fundamental patristic principles which governed the early Church's approach to dogma. The first was sola Scriptura in which the fathers viewed Scripture as both materially and formally sufficient. It was materially sufficient in that it was the only source of doctrine and truth and the ultimate authority in all doctrinal controversies. It was necessary that every teaching of the Church as it related to doctrine be proven from Scripture. Thomas Aquinas articulated this patristic view when he stated that canonical...
  • Press fear Obama private swearing in

    12/07/2012 3:17:23 PM PST · by thouworm · 164 replies
    Politico ^ | December 7, 2012 | Dylan Byers
    The White House Correspondents Association is strongly urging the Obama administration to allow press access to the presidents official swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 20, following indications from inauguration committee officials that the event could potentially be closed to the press. Mindful of the historic nature of this occasion, we expect the White House will continue the long tradition of opening the Presidents official swearing-in to full press access, and we as an organization are looking forward to working with the administration to make that happen, Ed Henry, the Fox News correspondent and president of the White House Correspondents Association, said...
  • At West Point, 'Goats' Are an Exclusive Bunch

    11/27/2012 7:47:16 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    Wall Street journal ^ | 11-27-12 | Ben Fox Rubin
    When cadet Roberto Becerra Jr. walked onstage to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2007, the entire ceremony ground to a halt as he, before a crowd of thousands, transformed into a goat. For this achievement, Mr. Becerra received a rousing ovation and was handed an envelope stuffed with cash. In a 210-year-old military academy bristling with traditions, "the goat" is a curious custom that one might not expect to find at a school better known for its selectivity and high standards. Yet every year, the last-ranking cadet to make it through to graduation is...
  • "Tradition! Tradition!" (Sermon on Mark 7:1-13)

    08/25/2012 6:45:49 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 18 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | August 26, 2012 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    Tradition! Tradition! (Mark 7:1-13)In the musical Fiddler on the Roof, the lead character, Tevye, sings out, Tradition! Tradition! And then he explains: Because of our traditions, weve kept our balance for many, many years. Here in Anatevka we have traditions for everything: how to sleep, how to eat, how to work, how to wear clothes. For instance, we always keep our heads covered and always wear a little prayer shawl. This shows our constant devotion to God. You may ask: How did this tradition get started? Ill tell you: I dont know. But its a tradition. And because of our...
  • Does Jesus Condemn Tradition?

    08/30/2012 2:39:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | August 30, 2012 | MARCELLINO D'AMBROSIO, PH.D.
    One of the great battle cries of the Protestant Reformation was sola scriptura! Many thought that the Catholic Church had cluttered up the simple Christian faith by adding all sorts of practices, customs and doctrines over the centuries. They thought the Church in their day was guilty of exactly the same Pharisaical obsession with traditions condemned by Jesus in this Sundays gospel (Mark 7:1-23). The solution, it seemed, was simple. Lets purify the Church by ditching all these traditions and keeping the Bible alone. But if we read this portion of the Bible closely, the Lord is not telling us...
  • "Tradition" Is Not a Dirty Word

    08/05/2012 5:11:06 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 44 replies
    Biblical Evidence for Catholicism ^ | Tuesday, October 31, 2006 | Dave Armstrong
    "Tradition" Is Not a Dirty Word Evangelical Protestantism holds, by and large, the view that Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition are somehow unalterably opposed to each other and, for all practical purposes, mutually exclusive. This is yet another example of a false dichotomy which Protestantism often (unfortunately) tends to create (e.g., Faith vs. Works, Matter vs. Spirit). The Bible, however, presupposes Tradition as an entity prior to and larger than itself, from which it is derived, not as some sort of "dirty word." It is one thing to wrongly assert that Catholic Tradition (the beliefs and dogmas which the Church...
  • Don't you go dissing our Diamond Jubilee

    06/06/2012 6:41:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Ricochet ^ | June 6, 2012 | James Delingpole
    This post comes to you from the burning hell of a poolside in Puglia, Italy. If you want a better idea of the kind of ordeal I am currently experiencing, just check out this site. (And it doesn't do it justice, either. Seriously, I think Borgo Egnazia may be the most perfect resort hotel I've ever stayed at. If you can scrape together enough bucks make it your life mission to come here....) But enough of my glamorous life. I wanted to talk - once more - about the Queen's Diamond Jubilee since I think it's jolly important that not...
  • Uni Watch: Baseball's throwback bonanza!

    06/01/2012 9:16:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | May 31, 2012 | Paul Lukas
    On Friday, the Houston Astros will take the field wearing a throwback version of their (in)famous 1970s "tequila sunrise" uniform. This will be the third different retro design the Astros have worn so far this season. They previously wore Colt .45s and shooting star throwbacks, with more to come, all as part of the team's 50th-anniversary celebration. The Astros aren't the only club that's been bitten by the throwback bug this season. All across MLB, teams are turning back the clock, making this the throwbackiest, retro-est, back to basics-est year in memory -- and the season is only one-third over....
  • Obama Salutes Traditional Marriage

    05/10/2012 9:15:39 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-10-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Romney: Women should be allowed to join Augusta

    04/05/2012 1:27:47 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 83 replies
    cnn.com ^ | April 5, 2012 | CNN Political Unit
    (CNN) Mitt Romney added his voice to the chorus calling for women to be allowed to join Augusta National Golf Club. When asked if women should be admitted, the Republican presidential frontrunner responded: "Of course." "I am not a member of Augusta. I don't know if I would qualify. My golf game is not that good," Romney told reporters after an energy-themed event in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania. "Certainly if I were a member, if I could run Augusta, which isn't likely to happen, of course I'd have women into Augusta." Earlier Thursday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said President...
  • Native American Oral traditions tell of tsunami's destruction hundreds of years ago

    03/16/2012 2:06:22 PM PDT · by Theoria · 25 replies
    Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries ^ | Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries
    At 9PM on January 26, 1700 one of the world's largest earthquakes occurred along the west coast of North America. The undersea Cascadia thrust fault ruptured along a 680 mile length, from mid Vancouver Island to northern California in a great earthquake, producing tremendous shaking and a huge tsunami that swept across the Pacific. The Cascadia fault is the boundary between two of the Earth's tectonic plates: the smaller offshore Juan de Fuca plate that is sliding under the much larger North American plate. The earthquake also left unmistakable signatures in the geological record as the outer coastal regions subsided...
  • Presidents Day: A Meaningless Day Off

    02/19/2012 7:43:27 PM PST · by stolinsky · 34 replies · 1+ views
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 02-20-12 | stolinsky
      Presidents Day: A Meaningless Day Off David C. Stolinsky Feb. 20, 2012 Today is Presidents Day. It isn’t Lincoln’s Birthday, which was Feb. 12. It isn’t Washington’s Birthday, which will be Feb. 22. It is just the last day of a three-day weekend. Instead of a day to honor our great leaders of the past, it became merely a day not to work and to enjoy sales at stores. The meaning was removed. Presidents Day? Which president? Millard Fillmore? He was an anti-Catholic bigot who signed the Fugitive Slave Law, which forced slaves who escaped to free states...
  • An Open Letter on the Sins of Simony

    02/01/2012 1:19:25 PM PST · by Bpscholarios · 4 replies
    cumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide ^ | January 31, 2012 | Scholarios-Gennadius
    Official Declaration of the COCW Office of Morals, Doctrine and Spirituality January 30, 2012 The Concerned Catholic, Orthodox and Anglican Bishops Coalition Dear Brothers in Christ: It is with mixed anguish and heartfelt affection that we, The Concerned Catholic, Orthodox and Anglican Bishops Coalition, have convened an ad hoc coalition with the express intention to offer fraternal counsel regarding reported wayward behavior in some of your jurisdictions. It is to such as have committed simony (giving or receiving money for that which is holy and cannot be purchased) that we address this open letter. It has been bought to our...
  • Starbucks Endorses Gay Marriage (An official memo!)

    01/26/2012 11:21:31 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 31 replies · 2+ views
    dailymeal.com ^ | 1/25/12 | by Jessica Chou, Editor
    Starbucks has joined the fight for gay marriage, as Washington state edges closer to becoming the seventh state to approve marriage equality. Executive vice president of Partner Resources at Starbucks sent an email to business partners yesterday afternoon with the subject, "RE: A Message From Kalen Holmes: Starbucks Supports Marriage Equality." "Starbucks is proud to join other leading Northwest employers in support of Washington State legislation recognizing marriage equality for same-sex couples," Holmes wrote.
  • "Never on Sunday" tradition pushes 2012 Rose Parade to January 2nd

    01/01/2012 6:51:38 AM PST · by PapaNew · 12 replies
    Marching.com ^ | 12/27/2012 | Ken Martinson
    PASADENA, Calif. (Dec. 27, 2011) The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade is widely known as "America's New Year Celebration." So there is naturally some confusion every few years when the Rose Parade is scheduled not on January 1st, but on January 2nd. The tradition dates back to 1893 and it all started because of ... the horses. Pasadena Tournament of Roses Marching.com received a question this week about why this year's parade is a day later than usual, so we asked the Tournament of Roses for more information. Here's a look at the history and origins of the tradition....
  • Mora: So-called tradition stops here

    12/23/2011 12:39:50 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    BruinBlitz.com ^ | December 22, 2011 | Rick Kimbrel
    Jim L. Mora found out about the first one at UCLA - where seniors "go over the wall" to skip a day of practice - and he's not happy about it. In fact, he made it very clear it's one tradition that will stop the day he starts.
  • A CHRISTMAS JAR

    12/13/2011 3:59:22 AM PST · by Conservative Vermont Vet · 5 replies
    Self | December 13, 2011 | Conservative Vermont Vet
    A Christmas Jar is a pickle jar, peanut butter jar, Mason jar or whatever else you have around to collect your spare change each day. All coins are dedicated to the jar, and during the week before Christmas you carefully select someone to give it to anonymously. Was a neighbor laid off? Is a coworker struggling with health problems? Has a friend lost a loved one? Simply put your jar on their porch, in their car, on their desk--wherever--and you could change their life for good!
  • Same-sex Marriage: Accept it or Resign!

    09/27/2011 11:59:59 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 50 replies
    TFP ^ | 9/21/2011 | John Horvat II
    When the New York state legislature rammed through a law legalizing same-sex marriage this last summer, countless New Yorkers disagreed with the decision. Among them were Christian town clerks who could not in good conscience sign marriage licenses for a union they consider sinful. Clauses were written in the law that supposedly protect clergy from being forced to act against their faith. However, such clauses do not apply to town clerks or any other government official. Clerks are told point blank, either accept the law, or resign. Town clerk Rose Marie Belforti of Ledyard, New York found out the hard...
  • Homosexuals seek to cut off PayPal accounts of pro-family organizations

    09/15/2011 3:56:21 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 58 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 09/15/2011 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Homosexual activists are pressuring PayPal to cut off the accounts of pro-family Christian organizations that oppose the homosexual political agenda and uphold sexual morality, and PayPal is showing signs that it may capitulate to their demands. The homosexual organization behind the effort, All Out, claims that such organizations as Tradition, Family, and Property, and Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), as well as pro-family Christian activist Julio Severo, promote hate, violence, and intolerance and are extremist. The two organizations are mainstream pro-family, Christian groups that reject hatred of homosexuals but uphold traditional sexual morality and oppose legal privileges for homosexuals....
  • Washington Institution Defies Hurricane

    08/27/2011 5:35:00 PM PDT · by r-q-tek86 · 14 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 8-26-2011 | Laura Colarusso
    Neither rain nor sleet nor Hurricane Irene will prevent soldiers from standing sentry at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery. Though most businesses, shops, and government offices will be closed, not even the hurricane expected to hit the Washington area this weekendand its roughly 85-miles-per-hour windswill keep the guards from their duty. The tomb has been guarded continuously since 1948, said Maj. John Miller, a spokesman for the Old Guard, the Army unit that patrols the place. Theres been severe in the past. There will be severe weather in the future. We have contingency plans. -snip- Tradition...
  • My Commentary: My Visit to the Iowa State Fair

    08/15/2011 8:07:26 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 5 replies
    15 Aug 2011 | US Navy Vet
    I visited the Iowa State Fair this weekend and was IMPRESSED at the demeaner of my fellow visitors. The "Butter Cow" display was VERY well attended. The Livestock and Plant displays were well attended as well. It looked like EVERYONE was having a good time. OH and no I did not eat anything on "a stick(had an OUTSTANDING Pork Tenderloin though YUMM)". I have seen a good cross-section of the people who are going to pull this country out of this(RR # 1 and corner of 5th and Main St People). If more people would do things like going to...
  • A Land Without History

    08/01/2011 4:39:52 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 6 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Sunday, July 31, 2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tell me who you are and I can tell you how you see the past. That vanishing country falling away behind us. Are we on the way up or the way down? Are we better off than we were four years ago, or forty or four hundred? Is this the best of times or the worst of times? The answer lies inside you. It is defined by your values. For some capacitive touchscreens and infinite channels mean a brighter future. For others, the values of home and family, dignity and country, that were lost matter more than the swipe pass...
  • Priest beaten up in front of his mother for celebrating the Traditional [ Latin ] Mass

    08/01/2011 7:21:27 PM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 18 replies
    KOLBE 16670 ^ | A.D. 26 jULY 2011 | Editors
    Priest attacked, guilty of celebrating the Latin Mass ... Tue, 26/07/2011 - 15:24 "You have been tough, but we will smash your head. Signed, Your friend Satan". That was one of several threatening messages sent to Father Hernn Garca Pardo, parish priest of San Michele, in Ronta [Mugello region of the Province of Florence, Tuscany]. His fault [was] that of celebrating the Latin Mass.... The warnings, which had been recurrent for some time, had not made the priest, who despite everything has continued to say Mass according to the ancient rite, give up. The last chapter [took place] last Wednesday,...
  • Forget History? Chris Berg On Marriage Equality

    06/16/2011 5:33:24 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 5 replies
    Weekend Libertarian ^ | June 16, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    Its interesting how the Left and adults-first libertarians have tried to shift our attention away from marriage responsibilities toward marriage rights. Chris Berg of the Institute of Public Affairs is a perfect example. Today Id like to revisit and cut down more of his made-for-Hollywood arguments. Says Berg: Yet there is a strong conservative argument for legalising gay marriage. Conservatives who decry the decline of marriage as an institution are right. Straight people have been undermining the sanctity of marriage for decades. This is a bad thing. Really? Perhaps adults-first libertarians, who decry the decline of free-markets, should adopt socialism...
  • Faith Groups Campaign to Block Gay Marriage

    05/06/2011 6:32:43 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 5, 2011 | Paul Vitello
    Evangelical, Roman Catholic and Orthodox Jewish leaders, determined to head off momentum for same-sex marriage in Albany, say they are mobilizing an extensive campaign to block legislation that would make New York the sixth state to allow gay men and lesbians to wed. Our pastors are fired up by the governors assault on marriage, said the Rev. Jason J. McGuire, executive director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, a lobbying group that represents evangelical churches in the state. Were already in gear. Opponents of same-sex marriage have already financed a wave of 500,000 automated calls urging voters to contact undecided...
  • Obama: Al-Qaida head bin Laden dead (BURIED HEADLINE: OBL REMAINS RESPECTED--IN ISLAMIC TRADITION)

    05/01/2011 10:22:16 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 82 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo News ^ | 5/1/2011 | JULIE PACE and MATT APUZZO
    10 minutes ago WASHINGTON Osama bin Laden, the glowering mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that murdered thousands of Americans, was killed in an operation led by the United States, President Barack Obama said Sunday. "Justice has been done," said the president in a dramatic late-night announcement at the White House. A small team of Americans killed bin Laden in a firefight Sunday at a compound in Pakistan, the president said, and took custody of his remains. American officials said they were being handled in accordance with Islamic tradition.
  • Vanity - were did these people come from?

    05/01/2011 2:00:59 PM PDT · by DManA · 36 replies
    Vanity | May 1, 2011 | Self
    I was just channel surfing and came across a show where a bunch of 25-35 somethings were talking about the royal wedding. They were particularly laughing at the part where everyone sang Guide Me Oh Thou Great Jehovah - maybe one of the most recognizable hymn tunes I can think of. http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/g/u/guideme.htm To them it was some mysterious "obscure" ritual song. And they projected this attitude on the audience saying nobody knows the words, look at Elton John trying to sing this thing. I watched the same scene and thought how nice all these diverse people were enjoying something they...
  • Pater Noster

    03/11/2011 9:31:34 AM PST · by TheConservativeCitizen · 4 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 03-10-11 | Aquinas Shrugged
    Oedipus problem is our problem. Oedipus did not know who he was. Neither do we. The essence of any culture is contained in its religion. But what happens when a country turns its back on God. What happens when they kill their Father? Generally, those who stop worshipping at the altar of God, start worshipping at the altar of State. It is no accident that the totalitarian regimes of the past century were the most atheistic. As we aggressively remove God from the public square, the State looms aggressively ever larger. And in forsaking Heaven we marry Mother Earth and...