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  • Brothers and Sisters?

    05/13/2017 6:28:38 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1,072 replies ^ | 05-01-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Brothers and Sisters? Q. I know that the Church believes in Mary’s perpetual virginity, but what are we to make of the passages in the Gospel that refer to Jesus’ brothers and sisters?Rose, via email A. There are a number of places in the New Testament (see Mk 3:31-34; 6:3; Mt 12:46; 13:55; Lk 8:19-20; Jn 2:12; 7:3-10; Acts 1:14; and 1 Cor 9:5) where Jesus’ kinsfolk are mentioned using terms such as “brother” (adelphos), “sister” (adelphe) or “brethren” (adelphoi). But “brother” has a wider meaning both in the Scriptures and at the time they were written. It is not...
  • Donald Trump Mocks Chuck Schumers Tears; Vows to Make America Safe Again

    01/30/2017 6:32:57 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/29/17 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Donald Trump answered critics of his immigration restrictions from seven high-risk countries in the Middle East, sending a message out on Twitter. Only 109 people out of 325,000 were detained and held for questioning, he wrote. Big problems at airports were caused by Delta computer outage, protesters and the tears of Senator Schumer. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer teared up during a press conference on Sunday, calling Trumps executive order mean spirited and un-American. On Monday, he stated his intent to ask for a vote in the Senate to repeal Trumps order. Trump did not signal any intention of...
  • Sports Media Mocks Tebow Over Abstinence Pledge Break Up

    11/30/2015 11:38:48 AM PST · by xzins · 67 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | November 30, 2015 | Michael Cantrell
    Tim Tebow recently split with girlfriend Olivia Culpo — a former Miss USA model — and the reason is said to be the former Broncos quarterback’s abstinence pledge. Yes, that’s right, folks. You now live in a culture where a girl doesn’t want a man who respects her enough to wait until he is ready to commit to her, faithfully for life, and not just use her body for his own personal pleasure. Sports media, as you might expect, had a field day mocking Tebow and his desire to please God with his sexuality. From NewsBusters: Tim Tebow’s relationship with...
  • Obama vows he's 'standing up to Russian aggression' at G-7 meeting

    06/07/2015 5:15:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/7/15 | Sean Higgins
    President Obama and other world leaders said Sunday there would be no lifting on the economic sanctions against Russia until it reaches a formal peace agreement with the Ukraine. Obama said they were "standing up to Russian aggression." The leaders were meeting in the small German town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen for the annual conference of the "Group of Seven" leading democratic industrial powers, also known as the G-7. World leaders from the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, and Canada, were present. It was the second year in a row Russia was barred from attending. In a joint press conference with...
  • US Vows to 'Work With' Palestinian Arab 'Unity' Government

    06/02/2014 1:22:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    arutz 7 ^ | 6/2/14 | ova Dvorin and AFP
    Washington said Monday it will work with the Palestinian Arab unity government and maintain aid, while "watching closely" to ensure it respects the principle of non-violence, AFP reports. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Washington believes Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has "formed an interim technocratic government... that does not include members affiliated with Hamas." "With what we know now, we will work with this government," Psaki said. Abbas has insisted that a 'unity' government would be based on what he called"the four Palestinian principles": recognizing Israel, recognizing the terms of international agreements, and the explicit rejection of violence...
  • Netanyahu vows tough line for White House talks

    03/02/2014 11:11:04 PM PST · by kingattax · 14 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 3-2-14 | JOSEF FEDERMAN
    JERUSALEM (AP) Israel's prime minister headed to Washington on Sunday for a high-stakes meeting with President Barack Obama about U.S.-led Mideast peace efforts, vowing to maintain a tough line in the face of heavy international pressure to begin making concessions to the Palestinians. Benjamin Netanyahu's defiant tone set the stage for what could be a difficult meeting Monday with Obama. But with the clock ticking toward an April target date for a preliminary agreement, the Israeli leader could soon be forced to begin laying out a clearer vision for a future peace deal with the Palestinians. Shortly before takeoff,...
  • Libya attack: Obama vows justice for killed US envoy

    09/12/2012 3:02:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 105 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9/12/12 | BBC
    US President Barack Obama has vowed to bring to justice those who killed the US ambassador to Libya during protests against a film that mocks Islam. But he told reporters that the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi would not break the bonds between the US and the new Libyan government. His election rival Mitt Romney criticised his handling of the crisis. Ambassador J Christopher Stevens reportedly died of smoke inhalation after a crowd stormed the consulate. Three other Americans were also killed and the consulate set ablaze, in what the White House described as a "complex" attack. Unconfirmed...
  • Boston mayor vows to keep Chick-fil-A out of city

    07/20/2012 1:56:33 PM PDT · by Mind Freed · 44 replies
    The mayor of Boston is vowing to block Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant in the city after the company's president spoke out publicly against gay marriage. Mayor Thomas Menino told the Boston Herald on Thursday that he doesn't want a business in the city "that discriminates against a population." Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press this week that his privately owned company is "guilty as charged" in support of what he called the biblical definition of the family. The fast-food chicken sandwich chain later said that it strives to "treat every person with honor, dignity and respect --...
  • Email, Faith, and Patriotism

    03/20/2011 10:01:20 AM PDT · by Truelove · 9 replies
    Vanity - Personal | 110320 | Truelove
    Okay, so today I got another of those emails. You know the kind, the If-you-don't-forward-this-you're-unpatriotic type of chain mails. This one involved the fact that, according to the email, many US Courts are taking the so help me God out of the swearing in statement for witnesses. Also, according to the email, NBC News took a poll and had an overwhelming show of support for leaving it in. The implication here is that good Christians everywhere should be outraged. I'm not. That's the problem. I have no intention of forwarding this to anyone and I won't even turn a hair...
  • Obama vows to shift economy into overdrive

    01/21/2011 12:09:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    yahoo ^ | 1/21/11 | afp
    SCHENECTADY, New York (AFP) President Barack Obama claimed the role of champion of US businesses Friday, vowing to slip the economy into "overdrive" and enlisting corporate America in his crusade to create jobs. Obama named General Electric CEO and Chairman Jeffrey Immelt to head a new Council on Jobs and Competitiveness in his latest conciliatory gesture to the business sector following a Republican mid-term election rout. "The past two years were about pulling our economy back from the brink," Obama said after touring a GE plant in upstate New York, which manufactures hardware for solar, steam and wind power...
  • New Speaker Vows to Share Power - a Tricky Proposition (with the RATS? Uh, oh.)

    01/04/2011 6:19:02 AM PST · by Libloather · 362 replies
    New Speaker Vows to Share Powera Tricky PropositionJANUARY 4, 2011 By NAFTALI BENDAVID And PATRICK O'CONNOR When John Boehner takes over one of the most powerful jobs in Washington this week, he says his first order of business is to make himself less powerful. On Wednesday the new speaker of the House of Representatives plans to offer a package of rule changes that, he says, will give minority-party members more of a say and decentralize power. In short, Ohio Republican Mr. Boehner is promising he'll be a different figure from many speakers throughout historyfrom Republican Joseph Cannon a century ago...
  • Geithner vows U.S. will not devalue dollar

    10/18/2010 7:19:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    reuters ^ | 10/18/10 | Jim Christie and David Lawder
    (Reuters) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner vowed on Monday that the United States would not devalue the dollar for export advantage, saying no country could weaken its currency to gain economic health. "It is not going to happen in this country." Geithner told Silicon Valley business leaders of devaluing the dollar. Geithner broke his silence on the dollar's protracted slide ahead of this weekend's meeting of finance leaders from the Group of 20 wealthy and emerging nations in South Korea, where rising tensions over Chinese and U.S. currency valuations are expected to take center stage. "It is very important for...
  • Holder Vows Equal Enforcement, Calls Allegations To Contrary "Simply False"

    10/04/2010 7:16:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10/4/10 | Mike Levine
    Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday pushed backed against those who accuse the Justice Department of enforcing civil rights laws based on race, saying people need to just "look at the facts." "The notion that we are enforcing any civil rights laws -- voting or others -- on the basis of race, ethnicity or gender is simply false," Holder said. For more than a year, Republicans and others have been questioning why the Obama administration reversed course on a federal lawsuit against two members of the New Black Panther Party, who were videotaped outside a
  • Janet Napolitano vows to keep up fight (Janet Incompetano PC Style Of Course)

    09/10/2010 9:00:03 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/10/10 9:43 AM EDT | MIKE ALLEN
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will mark the ninth anniversary of 9/11 with a speech Friday in New York vowing to keep up the fight against terrorists and to to enlist the nation in its own collective security. [W]e cant guarantee there wont be another successful terrorist attack, Napolitano will tell first responders and emergency workers. The threats we face are evolving, and enemies like al Qaeda and its affiliates are determined. Today, on the eve of the ninth anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in our nations history, I can pledge to you this: we will do everything...
  • WikiLeaks: Group vows to put more documents online

    07/26/2010 1:04:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 1+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/26/10 | Raphael G. Satter - ap
    LONDON It has no headquarters and its public face a wiry, silver-haired Australian with a physics Ph.D. carries his desktop computer in a backpack as he moves from place to place. WikiLeaks is a bare-bones organization on a mission to root out the secrets of the high and mighty, from Sarah Palin to the Church of Scientology. Its founder, Julian Assange, said his group's biggest coup so far the publication of tens of thousands of classified U.S. military reports on Afghanistan will likely unleash a new wave of leaks. "It is our experience that courage...
  • Obama vows country will fight oil spill disaster

    06/15/2010 2:16:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 368+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/15/10 | Erica Werner - ap
    PENSACOLA, Fla. Laying the groundwork for an evening speech to the nation, President Barack Obama walked a pristine stretch of sand on Florida's shoreline Tuesday and pledged to "fight back with everything we've got" against the spreading oil lurking offshore. In a speech at Pensacola's Naval Air Station, Obama took note of the painful contrasts around him: "The sand is white. The water's blue," he said. And yet, he added, "those plumes of oil are off the coast." Obama's challenge was spelled out clearly in a sign held up by one of the passersby who watched the president's motorcade...
  • The Validity of Homosexual Vows of Chastity in Religious Life

    04/14/2010 2:22:26 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 21 replies · 642+ views
    New Oxford Review via Pertinacious Papist Blog ^ | April 09, 2010 | Fr. Regis Scanlon
    Friday, April 09, 2010 The Validity of Homosexual Vows of Chastity in Religious Life By Regis Scanlon We are all too painfully aware of the problems that homosexuality in the priesthood has caused the Catholic Church. When the John Jay College of Criminal Justice conducted its research into clerical sex abuse for the U.S. bishops in 2004, it found not a pedophilia crisis but what Dr. Paul McHugh, former psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital, described as a pattern of "homosexual predation on American Catholic youth." The first question that comes to mind is: Should the Church accept homosexuals into diocesan...
  • Israel Minister Vows To 'Liquidate' Gaza Hamas Rulers

    03/28/2010 3:16:18 AM PDT · by Strategy · 25 replies · 1,554+ views
    AFP ^ | March 28, 2010
    AFP - A senior minister on Sunday warned that Israel would "liquidate" the Islamist Hamas-run government in Gaza following deadly weekend clashes that killed two Israeli soldiers. "Sooner or later we will liquidate the military regime of the pro-Iranian Hamas which controls the Gaza Strip," Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz, from the governing rightwing Likud party, told public radio. "I am not setting a timetable, but we will not tolerate this regime continuing to strengthen itself militarily and providing itself with an arsenal of rockets that threaten our territory," he added.
  • Obama vows to beat 'blizzard' of opposition on health care(vows crusade on GoP-held StoneWallistan)

    02/06/2010 3:26:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 615+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/6/10 | Stephen Collinson
    WASHINGTON (AFP) President Barack Obama vowed Saturday to salvage his health reform drive and crusade for change despite a "blizzard" of opposition, as he left a snow-buried White House to rally wavering Democrats. Obama motorcaded through deserted Washington streets during a historic winter storm to fire up a party rocked by panic and disaffection after the president's reform drive hit a roadblock ahead of mid-term polls in November. "(It's) good to be among friends. So committed to the future of this party and this country ... a blizzard ... Snowmageddon here in DC!" Obama told Democratic National Committee members...
  • Social forum ends with vows to fight capitalism

    01/29/2010 7:33:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 957+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/29/10 | Alan Clendenning - ap
    PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil Leftists who converged in Brazil to protest what they view as uncontrolled capitalism ended the World Social Forum on Friday with vows to take advantage of the financial crisis to promote a global socialist agenda. Activists at the annual countercultural gathering against the World Economic Forum under way at the Swiss ski resort of Davos said the meltdown proves the business titans attending the economic forum shouldn't be permitted to help reshape the global economy. About 30,000 people attended the 10th annual social forum .. They railed against unfettered capitalism they claimed is responsible for corporate...