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  • Vatican Culture Czar Says Church Needn’t Fear Fashion, Even its Ridicule

    03/08/2018 6:05:50 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Crux ^ | 3/5/18 | Claire Giangravč
    ROME - When Pope Francis encourages the Church to reach out to the peripheries, he probably doesn’t have in mind the sparkling, fleeting and tailored world of fashion. Yet haute couture and religion will marry this spring in New York, with a major exhibit aimed at celebrating the Catholic imagination in the world of fashion. More than 40 religious masterworks from the Sistine Chapel sacristy, some of which have never before left the walls of Vatican City, will be presented at the Metropolitan Museum of Art May 10 through October 8. These historic artifacts, including towering papal tiaras, hand-sewn vestments...
  • “Underhanded Tactics” [Voris Speaking Engagement Forced to Relocate]

    03/08/2018 6:02:32 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    California Catholic Daily ^ | 3/4/18 | Eric Francis
    Was Bishop Kevin Vann behind cancellation of Michael Voris speaking engagement that forced last minute change of venue?Despite a last minute change in venue following the cancellation of a planned speaking engagement at a Maronite Catholic Church in the city of Orange, Michael Voris of Church Militant says there was “great turnout” at the re-scheduled event. Voris spoke at the Business Expo Center in Anaheim on Sunday, February 11. It was his second stop in Orange County after speaking at St. Therese Roman Catholic Church in Alhambra the day before. Voris published an article on February 8 explaining that there...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 9 March 2018

    03/08/2018 6:00:35 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 81 replies
    March 8, 2018 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup or a glass, and start a conversation.You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you...
  • Trump (2014) Dennis Rodman said I want to go to N. Korea, last place on Earth I want to go (tr)

    03/08/2018 5:47:41 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 8, 2018 | Mandy Mayfield
    President Trump, who has accepted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's invite to meet, sent out a flurry of tweets in 2014 calling former NBA star and friend of Kim, Dennis Rodman, crazy for saying Trump would ever be willing to go to North Korea. "Crazy Dennis Rodman is saying I wanted to go to North Korea with him. Never discussed, no interest, last place on Earth I want to go to," Trump tweeted. Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Crazy Dennis Rodman is saying I wanted to go to North Korea with him. Never discussed, no interest, last place on Earth...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Divorced and remarried, indications on how to discern case by case

    03/08/2018 5:46:10 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    La Stampa / Vatican Insider ^ | March 8, 2018 | andrea tornielli
    It is a pastoral instruction entitled “Rejoice with me” dedicated to “Welcoming, discerning, accompanying and integrating into the ecclesial community the faithful who have divorced and civilly remarried”. The Bishop of Albano Marcello Semeraro, secretary of the C9, the council of cardinals who helps the Pope in the reform of the Curia and in the governance of the universal Church, is distributing it these days. The peculiarities of the document are two: it is a well-defined application instruction about the topic - described in the subtitle - and at the same time it is a generous document, which, although it...
  • Elon Musk sides with Trump on trade with China, citing 25% import duty on American cars

    03/08/2018 5:41:29 PM PST · by cba123 · 7 replies
    CNBC ^ | 3/9/2018
    Tesla's Elon Musk is complaining to President Donald Trump about China's car tariffs on Twitter. "Do you think the US & China should have equal & fair rules for cars? Meaning, same import duties, ownership constraints & other factors," Musk said in response to a Trump tweet about trade with China. "I am against import duties in general, but the current rules make things very difficult. It's like competing in an Olympic race wearing lead shoes." (please see full article at link)
  • American Standoff

    03/08/2018 5:40:56 PM PST · by Auslander154 · 6 replies
    I just watched the TV documentary (American Standoff) about the Oregon Standoff and occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Burns, Oregon, and I am still sick to my stomach. Not living out west, I did not realize that Dwight Hammond and his son Steve were still in jail for this travesty of justice. A good man named LaVoy Finicum was killed by the feds in the standoff. The Ruby Ridge feds were at it again. As i understand it, Trump talked about this situation during his campaign. I am incensed that he still has not pardoned the Hammonds. The...
  • A Decade on, Banks Still Haven’t Learnt From the Kerviel fraud Case

    03/08/2018 5:35:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    City A.M ^ | Wednesday 7 March 2018
    This year marks a decade since Jerome Kerviel was taken into custody accused of perpetrating the biggest financial fraud case in history. As a trader at Societe Generale, Kerviel carried out unauthorised trades to a reported value of €49.9bn. Just five days after the bank released details of Kerviel’s illicit activity, the market had experienced losses of around €5bn. Kerviel was sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay back the €5bn that he lost. The months that followed saw blame shift around: some thought it was the work of one greedy trader, others maintained that the company,...
  • Texas, US Bishops See Threat to Tax Exempt Status in Wake of Texas Right to Life Gaffe

    03/08/2018 5:35:27 PM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics ^ | March 8, 2018 | Lawrencinium Tiberius Rochenhoffenstauffengreensteinberg-Jones
    There are several players in the articles below from Church Militant, all increasingly isolated and bereft of public support from their colleagues and peers.  There’s Bishop Michael Olson of Fort Worth, the man who decided against all good reason to attack the state’s largest and most effective pro-life group (Texas Right to Life – TRL), demanding even that a statement from him to all the Catholics of his diocese refusing them “permission” – on a matter of prudential judgment, as if it were even within his purview – to support TRL and desiring souls from each parish report to him...
  • West Virginia Moves to Extend Second Amendment Rights to Parking Lots

    03/08/2018 5:33:31 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In the trend to restore Second Amendment rights across the United States, 22 states have created statutes to protect the right to have arms inside personal means of transportation.  On 27 February, a bill in West Virginia passed the House by an overwhelming majority of 85-14. Here is the Summary From HB 4187: The purpose of this bill is to create the “Business Liability Protection Act”. The bill includes the right to limit possession of firearms on certain premises and definitions. It also provides for misdemeanor criminal offense and penalty. It prohibits employers from certain specific actions against a person...
  • Border Patrol says viral video shows agents nabbing smuggling ‘organizer’

    03/08/2018 5:30:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 8, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Facebook videos showing Border Patrol agents arresting a woman in San Diego went viral Thursday, with immigrant-rights activists saying they show a woman being torn from her children — but the agency said she was actually an “organizer” for a major smuggling operation. Activists seized on the videos as evidence of overbearing enforcement. But the Border Patrol said the woman was a justified target, given her involvement with a smuggling operation and her unauthorized status here in the U.S. ~snip~ The videos, both just less than two minutes long,...
  • Trump Holds Happy Cabinet Meeting, Media Despondent

    03/08/2018 5:08:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 8, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Well, I’m thinking right about right now the Drive-By Media is once again depressed and angry, combination of the two. Because every day they get up, as you know, and they think they’re gonna find the silver bullet that’s gonna send Trump packing that day, not six months from now. They think they’re gonna wind up with something that’s gonna send Trump packing, resigning, being frog-marched out of the White House, whatever, that day. And yet every day they look at Trump, and they see a guy having fun, they see a guy enjoying the job, they see a...
  • Advice on buying a economy Camcorder (novice on specs etc.)

    03/08/2018 5:06:21 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 93 replies
    Amazon ^ | Thu, 03/08/18 | daniel1212
    I am at the point where I am somewhat prayerfully looking a getting should have a camcorder (though I am still without a cell phone which some can be controlled by). But while I have narrowed down the candidates to 5 (plus a Action Camera in case that would be viable). I am looking for one with the best sharp resolution (color quality is not that important) which would be used outsides as well as in, but I have little idea what the specs mean. I see specs such as 720p, or 1920 x 1080P, or 1920x1080 FHD @15fps, 1280x720...
  • K-12: The Other Child Abuse

    03/08/2018 5:00:11 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 11 replies
    Republicstandard.com ^ | January 23, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Phil Saviano, starting before he was 12, was repeatedly molested by a Catholic priest in Boston. Decades later, believing he was dying of AIDS, Saviano passed up hush money from the Church so he could expose the pedophilia problem in the Church. Saviano approached the Boston Globe in 1998. They weren’t interested. Then they wrote about individual priests but not the broader problem. In 2001 the Globe published increasingly aggressive articles about the Church’s dirty— and widespread— secret. There were scores of abusers, and hundreds of victims, in Boston alone. But Bishops were protected, and individual priests were moved around...
  • Prayer Requests For Friends Who Dad is About to Die

    03/08/2018 4:57:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 45 replies
    Prayer Request | March 8, 2018 | vanity
    Freepers, My Friends LeeAnn and Scott are driving to South Carolina right now because LeeAnn's father has entered a Hospice today. He is on morphine and is not expected to make it. He has been sick for a very long time and it was known this day might come. Just spoke to LeeAnn and she is all tore up and trying to drive from West Virginia to South Carolina to see him one last time. Please pray for all involved. Thank you.
  • WATCH Roy Moore Accuser Learn That She Can’t Run For Office

    03/08/2018 4:48:11 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 32 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Mar 8, 2018 | Luke Rohlfing
    Deborah Gibson, who claimed she dated Roy Moore when she was a teenager just announced her intention to run for Florida House of Representatives. There’s only one problem; she is not legally allowed to run for Congress. Before choosing to run, she changed her party affiliation from Republican to Democrat, and in doing so disqualified herself from running for office because of Florida state law. She had to be informed by the local news of this fact. Watch the video of her being informed that she can’t run for Congress after announcing her candidacy
  • Trump agrees to meet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, South Korea says

    03/08/2018 4:45:59 PM PST · by Mariner · 237 replies
    ABC and GMA via Yahoo ^ | March 8th, 2018 | JONATHAN KARL and JORDYN PHELPS,
    President Donald Trump has agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by this May, South Korea's national adviser announced at the White House Thursday evening. He had briefed the president on a message from Kim earlier in the day. The South Korean envoy said that in his recent talks with Kim, the North Korean leader had expressed an eagerness to meet with Trump as soon as possible. He said that Kim had said he was committed to denuclearization, suspending more missile tests, and had agreed that U.S.-South Korean joint military exercises the North objects to must continue....
  • DA field looks to November after incumbent's primary ouster(Waco)

    03/08/2018 4:38:52 PM PST · by Elderberry · 5 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 3/7/2018 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    While Barry Johnson remains surprised that he vanquished two-term incumbent Abel Reyna by 20 percentage points, he is turning his attention to the general election for McLennan County district attorney and wondering if he will have one opponent or two. Johnson, 61, easily defeated Reyna, 45, by 59.9 percent to 40.1 percent in the Republican primary Tuesday, lining him up for a November showdown with independent candidate Daniel Hare. Seth Sutton entered the race as a Democrat but suspended his campaign last month, citing personal and professional responsibilities as reasons for the move. His name remained on Tuesday’s Democratic ballot....
  • Swing State Polls Look Good for Trump in 2020

    03/08/2018 4:33:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I mentioned the polls earlier about swing states and the reelection in 2020. Now, I’m gonna say again that polls to me are irrelevant this far out. They don’t really mean anything. They do, however, impact the way people feel. They can impact people’s moods, attitudes, and in some cases can cause certain people to act in certain ways. But terms having any real meaning, they don’t. A presidential poll today of Donald Trump and any of the other potential Democrats doesn’t mean anything, and let me prove it to you. Here we are on the 8th of March...
  • Florida Teacher Suspended For 10 Days For Using Racial Slur, Other Offenses

    03/08/2018 4:19:25 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 18 replies
    https://talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 03/08/2018 | By Matt Shuham
    A Florida middle school teacher was suspended for 10 days for “using the ‘n’ word” and other offenses, according to an investigation by Duval County Public Schools obtained by WJAX.