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  • We’ll likely be wearing masks until Easter, medical officer says

    08/14/2020 12:54:59 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 49 replies
    mlive ^ | Updated 2:15 PM; Today 1:51 PM | Kayla Miller
    Michiganders will likely be wearing masks until Easter, the chief medical officer of Metro Health says. The comment came Friday, Aug. 14, during a virtual press conference about the Kent County: Back to Work Safely program, a public health surveillance tool being used in Kent County to screen employees for COVID-19. Dr. Ron Grifka is the chief medical officer for Metro Health, an affiliate of University of Michigan Health based near Grand Rapids. Grifka was one of many health experts and Kent County officials who met virtually Friday morning to discuss the infection rate in Kent County and beyond. “As...
  • Rainier Close to Death

    03/28/2005 6:47:16 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 10 replies · 789+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | March 28, 2005
    Rainier close to death March 28, 2005 PRINCE Rainier of Monaco was reported close to death last night and is being kept breathing by a life-support machine. He has been in intensive care for three weeks with an acute lung infection. As talk grew that Prince Rainier died on Saturday, French President Jacques Chirac was preparing to dash back from an official trip to Japan. Although Monaco is an independent principality, it forms an enclave in the south of France and its relationship with its larger neighbour is a crucial one.
  • Female Muslim Convert Who Plotted to Blow up St Paul’s Cathedral Smiles and Salutes ISIS as She Is Jailed

    07/03/2020 6:17:17 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/03/20
    A Muslim convert who is believed to be the UK’s first female suicide bomb plotter has been jailed for planning to “blow St Paul’s Cathedral to the ground” and “kill as many people as possible”. Safiyya Amira Shaikh, 37, who professed support for Islamic State, was sentenced at the Old Bailey on Friday to life imprisonment with a minimum incarceration term of 14 years. Born Michelle Ramsden, the single mother from Hayes was seen leaving court in a black hijab, smiling at the press while raising her finger in a salute associated with the Islamic State terror group, according to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 05-31-20, SOL, The Day of Pentecost

    05/31/2020 2:07:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 28 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-31-20 | Revised New American Bible
    May 31 2020 Mass during the Day of Pentecost Reading 1 Acts 2:1-11 When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.Now there were devout Jews from...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-31-20, Vigil of Pentecost

    05/31/2020 1:49:09 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-31-10 | Revised New American Bible
    May 31 2020 Pentecost Sunday At the Vigil Mass Reading 1 Gn 11:1-9 The whole world spoke the same language, using the same words. While the people were migrating in the east, they came upon a valley in the land of Shinar and settled there. They said to one another, “Come, let us mold bricks and harden them with fire.” They used bricks for stone, and bitumen for mortar. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the sky, and so make a name for ourselves; otherwise we shall be...
  • PENTECOST Sunday! Reversing the Curse of Babel

    05/30/2020 12:15:29 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    Christ's Faithful Witness ^ | 2017 | Fr. Joseph Mungai
    Today we reach the high point of our Easter celebration, the Feast of Pentecost. Pentecost -- meaning 50 days after the Passover — was the feast day in which the Jewish people celebrated the Giving of the Law on Mount Sinai. This is where the different tribes of Israel entered into covenant with God and with one another and so became the people of God. Being a people of God means relating to God and to one another in a way that God Himself has mapped out...Whenever human beings try to take the initiative in our dealings with God, what...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-29-20, OM, St. Paul VI, Pope

    05/28/2020 10:48:31 PM PDT · by Salvation · 27 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-29-20 | Revised New American Bible
    May 29 2020 Friday of the Seventh Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 25:13b-21 King Agrippa and Bernice arrived in Caesarea on a visit to Festus. Since they spent several days there, Festus referred Paul’s case to the king, saying, “There is a man here left in custody by Felix. When I was in Jerusalem the chief priests and the elders of the Jews brought charges against him and demanded his condemnation. I answered them that it was not Roman practice to hand over an accused person before he has faced his accusers and had the opportunity to defend...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-28-20

    05/27/2020 11:09:50 PM PDT · by Salvation · 28 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-28-20 | Revised New American Bible
    May 28 2020 Thursday of the Seventh Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 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 dead.” When he said this, a dispute...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-27-20, OM, St. Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop

    05/26/2020 11:14:12 PM PDT · by Salvation · 28 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-27-20 | Revised New American Bible
    May 27 2020 Wednesday of the Seventh Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 20:28-38 At Miletus, Paul spoke to the presbyters of the Church of Ephesus: “Keep watch over yourselves and over the whole flock of which the Holy Spirit has appointed you overseers, in which you tend the Church of God that he acquired with his own Blood. I know that after my departure savage wolves will come among you, and they will not spare the flock. And from your own group, men will come forward perverting the truth to draw the disciples away after them. So be...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-26-20, M, St. Philip Neri, Priest

    05/25/2020 10:43:33 PM PDT · by Salvation · 27 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-26-20 | Revised New American Bible
    May 26 2020 Memorial of Saint Philip Neri, priest Reading 1 Acts 20:17-27 From Miletus Paul had the presbyters of the Church at Ephesus summoned. When they came to him, he addressed them, “You know how I lived among you the whole time from the day I first came to the province of Asia. I served the Lord with all humility and with the tears and trials that came to me because of the plots of the Jews, and I did not at all shrink from telling you what was for your benefit, or from teaching you in public...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-25-20, OM, St. Bede the Venerable-Docttor of the Church, St. Gregory VII, Pope, St. Mary Magdalen de'Pazzi, Virgin

    05/24/2020 10:21:27 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-25-20 | Revised New American Bible
    May 25 2020 Monday of the Seventh Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 19:1-8 While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul traveled through the interior of the country and down to Ephesus where he found some disciples. He said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?” They answered him, “We have never even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” He said, “How were you baptized?” They replied, “With the baptism of John.” Paul then said, “John baptized with a baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 05-24-20, SOL, The Ascension of the Lord

    05/23/2020 11:20:36 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-24-20 | Revised New American Bible
    May 24 2020 The Ascension of the Lord Reading 1 Acts 1:1-11 In the first book, Theophilus, I dealt with all that Jesus did and taught until the day he was taken up, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. He presented himself alive to them by many proofs after he had suffered, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God. While meeting with them, he enjoined them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for “the promise of the Father about which you have heard...
  • "Casting All Your Anxieties on Him" (Sermon for the Seventh Sunday of Easter; on 1 Peter 4:12-19; 5:6-11)

    05/23/2020 8:08:14 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 7 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | May 24, 2020 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Casting All Your Anxieties on Him” (1 Peter 4:12-19; 5:6-11) It came as a shock this past Monday morning. I got an email telling me that the son of a pastor friend of mine--that over the weekend this pastor’s son had taken his own life. Fifteen years old. A good kid. A bright kid. A faithful, church-going young man. I had gotten to know this boy a little bit at various conferences over the years, when his parents had brought him along. So that made it all the more shocking and sad. Just fifteen years old. And in a sudden...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-23-20

    05/22/2020 11:48:08 PM PDT · by Salvation · 29 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-23-20 | Revised New American Bible
    May 23 2020 Saturday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 18:23-28 After staying in Antioch some time, Paul left and traveled in orderly sequence through the Galatian country and Phrygia, bringing strength to all the disciples.A Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, an eloquent speaker, arrived in Ephesus. He was an authority on the Scriptures. He had been instructed in the Way of the Lord and, with ardent spirit, spoke and taught accurately about Jesus, although he knew only the baptism of John. He began to speak boldly in the synagogue; but when Priscilla and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-22-20; OM, St. Rita of Cascia, Religious

    05/21/2020 11:01:58 PM PDT · by Salvation · 28 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-22-20 | Revised New American Bible
    May 22 2020 Friday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 18:9-18 One night while Paul was in Corinth, the Lord said to him in a vision, “Do not be afraid. Go on speaking, and do not be silent, for I am with you. No one will attack and harm you, for I have many people in this city.” He settled there for a year and a half and taught the word of God among them.But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews rose up together against Paul and brought him to the tribunal, saying, “This...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-21-20, OM, St. Christopher Magallanes, Priest and Companions, Martyrs

    05/20/2020 10:47:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-21-20 | Revised New American Bible
    May 21 2020 - Day Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 18:1-8 Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla because Claudius had ordered all the Jews to leave Rome. He went to visit them and, because he practiced the same trade, stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade. Every sabbath, he entered into discussions in the synagogue, attempting to convince both Jews and Greeks.When Silas and Timothy came down from...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-20-20, OM, St. Bernadine of Siena, Priest

    05/19/2020 10:29:23 PM PDT · by Salvation · 28 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-20-20 | Revised New American Bible
    May 20 2020 Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 17:15, 22—18:1 After Paul’s escorts had taken him to Athens, they came away with instructions for Silas and Timothy to join him as soon as possible.Then Paul stood up at the Areopagus and said: “You Athenians, I see that in every respect you are very religious. For as I walked around looking carefully at your shrines, I even discovered an altar inscribed, ‘To an Unknown God.’ What therefore you unknowingly worship, I proclaim to you. The God who made the world and all that is in...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-19-20

    05/18/2020 10:08:46 PM PDT · by Salvation · 26 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-19-20 | Revised New American Bible
    May 19 2020 Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 16:22-34 The crowd in Philippi joined in the attack on Paul and Silas, and the magistrates had them stripped and ordered them to be beaten with rods. After inflicting many blows on them, they threw them into prison and instructed the jailer to guard them securely. When he received these instructions, he put them in the innermost cell and secured their feet to a stake.About midnight, while Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God as the prisoners listened, there was suddenly such a...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-12-20, OM, St. John I, Pope and Martyr

    05/17/2020 9:27:22 PM PDT · by Salvation · 25 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-18-20 | Revised New American Bible
    May 18 2020 Monday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 16:11-15 We set sail from Troas, making a straight run for Samothrace, and on the next day to Neapolis, and from there to Philippi, a leading city in that district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. We spent some time in that city. On the sabbath we went outside the city gate along the river where we thought there would be a place of prayer. We sat and spoke with the women who had gathered there. One of them, a woman named Lydia, a dealer in...
  • "Making Known the Unknown God" (Sermon for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, on Acts 17:16-31)

    05/16/2020 9:18:07 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 7 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | May 17, 2020 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Making Known the Unknown God” (Acts 17:16-31) The reading today from the Book of Acts is the story of Paul preaching at the Areopagus in Athens. There Paul was preaching not in a Jewish synagogue where he could assume some biblical literacy. Rather, he was speaking in a Gentile, pluralistic marketplace of ideas. And so this text has great relevance for us today, for this is the world we live in. Thus our theme this morning: “Making Known the Unknown God.” So Paul is in Athens, the great intellectual center from Greece’s glorious past. This was the city of the...