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  • Lowes Goes Woke: Resist White Christmas, Black Santa Next to Gay Christmas Tree

    10/08/2019 2:29:42 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies ^ | 10/07/2019 | Posted by Jeff Maples
    Woke is all the rage these days. Who would’ve known that in the day of intersectionality, Critical Race Theory, and LGBTQ activism that a black Santa would team up with a gay Christmas tree to oppose “white Christmas.” Disclaimer, this is mildly satirical, but the photo is real. Of course, that’s just a mockery of what happened in one Lowes store whose picture is floating around on social media. Of course, we’re not going to make an issue out of a black Santa — despite the fact that the historical St. Nicholas was a Greek in Asia Minor. The “white...
  • Hallmark Christmas Movies 2019: Full List, Schedule and Other Details

    09/04/2019 9:15:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Entertaiment Weekly ^ | September 4, 2019 | Philiana Ng‍
    Summer is (effectively) over, which means it's time to skip over fall and start getting into the Yuletide spirit! A few weeks after Lifetime unveiled its Christmas slate, Hallmark is officially revealing the premiere dates for a record 40 films this holiday season for the 10th anniversary of its signature programming event, Countdown to Christmas, which kicks off Friday, Oct. 25 on Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Headlining this year's crop of original movies are network favorites Candace Cameron Bure, Lacey Chabert, Rachael Leigh Cook, Jodie Sweetin, Erin Krakow, Tamera Mowry-Housley and Danica McKellar, as well as Kristin...
  • Trump Admin Allows Veterans’ Hospitals to Have Bibles, Christmas Trees Again

    08/27/2019 6:15:04 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 8/27/19 | Fred Lucas
    August 27, 2019 (Daily Signal) — As a kid, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie recalls, he visited a VA hospital at Christmastime. "One of my fondest memories growing up, we used to sing Christmas carols at the VA hospital in Fayetteville, North Carolina," Wilkie told The Daily Signal, sitting in a 10th-floor office at VA headquarters on Vermont Avenue Northwest, overlooking the White House. "Something as simple and as decent as that was being stopped," he said. "With the support of the president, we just said enough is enough." Wilkie grew up at Fort Bragg, the son of an Army...
  • "Trump says he delayed tariffs because of concerns over Christmas shopping season"

    "Trump says he delayed tariffs because of concerns over Christmas shopping season" “We’re doing this for the Christmas season,” Trump told reporters on an airport tarmac around noon Tuesday. “Just in case some of the tariffs would have an impact on U.S. customers.” “So far they’ve had virtually none,” the president added. “But just in case they might have an impact on people, what we’ve done is we’ve delayed it, so that they won’t be relevant to the Christmas shopping season.”
  • Artesia Trucking Company Picked To Deliver White House Christmas Tree (NM)

    08/09/2019 10:54:40 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 10 replies
    The Pecos Valley Newsroom ^ | August 9, 2019 | Newsroom
    A trucking company out of Artesia has been chosen to deliver this year’s White House Christmas tree. Wilbanks Trucking Services owner Lance Wilbanks says his company normally handles transport of large oil rigs. With the oil and gas boom, the company has grown to more than 250 employees. The Current Argus reports that Wilbanks Trucking will pick up the tree from the Carson National Forest near Taos and deliver it more than 18-hundred miles to Washington DC in November.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-12-19

    01/11/2019 9:10:33 PM PST · by Salvation · 40 replies ^ | 01-12-19 | Revised New American Bible
    January 12 2019 Saturday after Epiphany Reading 1 1 Jn 5:14-21Beloved: We have this confidence in him that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in regard to whatever we ask, we know that what we have asked him for is ours. If anyone sees his brother sinning, if the sin is not deadly, he should pray to God and he will give him life. This is only for those whose sin is not deadly. There is such a thing as deadly sin, about which I do not...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-11-19

    01/10/2019 10:05:10 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies ^ | 01-11-19 | Revised New American Bible
    January 11 2019 Friday after Epiphany Reading 1 1 Jn 5:5-13 Beloved:Who indeed is the victor over the worldbut the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? This is the one who came through water and Blood, Jesus Christ,not by water alone, but by water and Blood. The Spirit is the one who testifies,and the Spirit is truth. So there are three who testify,the Spirit, the water, and the Blood, and the three are of one accord. If we accept human testimony,the testimony of God is surely greater. Now the testimony of God is this,that he...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-10-19

    01/09/2019 10:50:40 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies ^ | 01-10-19 | Revised New American Bible
    January 10 2019 Thursday after Epiphany Reading 1 1 Jn 4:19–5:4 Beloved, we love God becausehe first loved us. If anyone says, "I love God,"but hates his brother, he is a liar;for whoever does not love a brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. This is the commandment we have from him:Whoever loves God must also love his brother. Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is begotten by God,and everyone who loves the Fatherloves also the one begotten by him. In this way we know that we love the children of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-09-19

    01/08/2019 10:10:57 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies ^ | 01-09-19 | Revised New American Bible
    January 9 2019 Wednesday after Epiphany Reading 1 1 Jn 4:11-18 Beloved, if God so loved us,we also must love one another. No one has ever seen God. Yet, if we love one another, God remains in us,and his love is brought to perfection in us. This is how we know that we remain in him and he in us,that he has given us of his Spirit. Moreover, we have seen and testifythat the Father sent his Son as savior of the world. Whoever acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God,God remains in him and he in God....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-08-19

    01/07/2019 11:38:05 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies ^ | 01-08-19 | Revised New American Bible
    January 8 2019 Tuesday after Epiphany Reading 1 1 Jn 4:7-10 Beloved, let us love one another,because love is of God;everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God.Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love.In this way the love of God was revealed to us:God sent his only-begotten Son into the worldso that we might have life through him.In this is love:not that we have loved God, but that he loved usand sent his Son as expiation for our sins. Responsorial Psalm Ps 72:1-2, 3-4, 7-8 R. (see 11) Lord, every nation on...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-07-19, OM, St. Raymond Penyafort, Priest

    01/06/2019 8:04:37 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies ^ | 01-07-19 | Revised New American Bible
    January 7 2019 Monday after Epiphany Reading 1 1 Jn 3:22–4:6 Beloved:We receive from him whatever we ask,because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.And his commandment is this:we should believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ,and love one another just as he commanded us.Those who keep his commandments remain in him, and he in them,and the way we know that he remains in usis from the Spirit whom he gave us. Beloved, do not trust every spiritbut test the spirits to see whether they belong to God,because many false prophets have gone out into...
  • "Finding Jesus: A Joyous Epiphany" (Sermon for the Epiphany of Our Lord, on Matthew 2:1-12)

    01/05/2019 8:49:15 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 7 replies ^ | January 6, 2019 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Finding Jesus: A Joyous Epiphany” (Matthew 2:1-12) Today is January 6, and that means today is Epiphany. The Epiphany of Our Lord is a major festival in the church year, a big one, almost on a par with Christmas. And, like Christmas, Epiphany is a fixed-date festival, meaning it always falls on the same date, regardless of the day of the week. So most years we celebrate Epiphany with a special service on a day other than Sunday, and we have to make a special effort to get here. But this year January 6 happens to fall on a Sunday,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 01-06-19, The Epiphany of the Lord

    01/05/2019 7:40:05 PM PST · by Salvation · 47 replies ^ | 01-06-19 | Revised New American Bible
    January 6 2019 The Epiphany of the Lord Reading 1 Is 60:1-6 Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem! Your light has come,the glory of the Lord shines upon you.See, darkness covers the earth,and thick clouds cover the peoples;but upon you the LORD shines,and over you appears his glory.Nations shall walk by your light,and kings by your shining radiance.Raise your eyes and look about;they all gather and come to you:your sons come from afar,and your daughters in the arms of their nurses. Then you shall be radiant at what you see,your heart shall throb and overflow,for the riches of the sea...
  • 12th Day of Christmas: Wise Men from the East

    01/05/2019 5:38:10 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Catholic Report ^ | Jan 2017 | Sandra Miesel
    We Three Kings of Orient are, Bearing gifts we traverse afar. . . . Who were these gift-bearing kings, these Wise Men of the East? What has their mission meant to Christians across the ages? The Wise Men—not yet called kings—make only a single appearance in Holy Scripture. St. Matthew’s Gospel (Mt 2:1-12) tells of their arrival in Jerusalem shortly after the birth of Jesus. In ancient texts of Scripture the Wise Men are Magoi in Greek and Magi in Latin. The singular form, Magos/Magus, is the source of our English word “magician” but had multiple meanings in Biblical times....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-05-19, M, St. John Neumann, Bishop

    01/04/2019 9:08:02 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies ^ | 01-05-19 | Revised New American Bible
    January 5 2019 Memorial of Saint John Neumann, Bishop Reading 1 1 Jn 3:11-21 Beloved:This is the message you have heard from the beginning:we should love one another,unlike Cain who belonged to the Evil Oneand slaughtered his brother. Why did he slaughter him? Because his own works were evil,and those of his brother righteous. Do not be amazed, then, brothers and sisters, if the world hates you. We know that we have passed from death to lifebecause we love our brothers.Whoever does not love remains in death. Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer,and you know that no...
  • My Christmas Eve

    01/04/2019 11:31:07 AM PST · by Baynative · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/14/18 | California Highway Patrol
    California Highway Patrol Premiered Dec 14, 2018 There are some stories that truly speak to the heart and retired Ohio State Trooper Bob Welsh’s touching poem, “My Christmas Eve”, is certainly one of them. With his permission, we had the honor of recreating his poem (original can be found here- Mr. Welsh’s poem represents our mission to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security to those we serve. This is something which is truly shared by every member of public service, no matter the patch, badge, uniform, or job description. The opportunity to serve the people of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-04-19, M, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious

    01/03/2019 11:23:36 PM PST · by Salvation · 39 replies ^ | 01-04-19 | Revised New American Bible
    January 4 2019 Memorial of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious Reading 1 1 Jn 3:7-10 Children, let no one deceive you. The person who acts in righteousness is righteous,just as he is righteous. Whoever sins belongs to the Devil,because the Devil has sinned from the beginning. Indeed, the Son of God was revealed to destroy the works of the Devil. No one who is begotten by God commits sin,because God's seed remains in him;he cannot sin because he is begotten by God. In this way,the children of God and the children of the Devil are made plain;no one who...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-03-19, OM, The Most Holy Name of Jesus

    01/02/2019 9:38:50 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies ^ | 01-03-19 | Revised New American Bible
    January 3 2019 Christmas Weekday Reading 1 1 Jn 2:29–3:6 If you consider that God is righteous,you also know that everyone who acts in righteousnessis begotten by him. See what love the Father has bestowed on usthat we may be called the children of God. Yet so we are.The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.Beloved, we are God's children now;what we shall be has not yet been revealed. We do know that when it is revealed we shall be like him,for we shall see him as he is.Everyone who has this...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-02-19, M, Sts. Basil/Great & Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops &

    01/01/2019 7:37:53 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies ^ | 01-02-19 | Revised New American Bible
    January 2 2019 Memorial of Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops and Doctors of the Church Reading 1 1 Jn 2:22-28 Beloved:Who is the liar? Whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Whoever denies the Father and the Son, this is the antichrist. Anyone who denies the Son does not have the Father,but whoever confesses the Son has the Father as well. Let what you heard from the beginning remain in you. If what you heard from the beginning remains in you,then you will remain in the Son and in the Father. And this is the promise...
  • The History of 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'

    01/01/2019 2:19:46 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    CNA ^ | Fr. Calvin Goodwin
    The song, "The Twelve Days of Christmas" is an English Christmas carol. From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics. It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to members of the Church. Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality which the children could remember. To fit the number scheme, when you reach number 9, representing the Fruits of the Holy Ghost, the originator combined...