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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-28-18, FEAST, The Holy Innocents, Martyrs

    12/27/2018 10:09:42 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-28-18 | Revised New American Bible
    December 28, 2018 Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs Reading 1 1 Jn 1:5—2:2 Beloved:This is the message that we have heard from Jesus Christand proclaim to you:God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all.If we say, “We have fellowship with him,” while we continue to walk in darkness,we lie and do not act in truth.But if we walk in the light as he is in the light,then we have fellowship with one another,and the Blood of his Son Jesus cleanses us from all sin.If we say, “We are without sin,”we deceive ourselves, and the...
  • ‘The Thrust of this Article Is No Longer Correct’: NBC News Backs Down from Fake News Hit(TR)

    12/27/2018 6:41:06 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 December 2018 | Matthew Boyle
    NBC News has finally, a full day after being called out for printing the fake news, admitted that its article published on Christmas alleging President Donald Trump snubbed the troops during the holidays this year is incorrect. NBC has altered its headline and story, changing their meaning to remove the original anti-Trump thrust, and added an extended editor’s note beyond the original editor’s note appended when it was first discovered to be an inaccurate piece. The new editor’s note admits in no uncertain terms that NBC News printed fake news, and that it was only leaving the article up in...
  • Rep. Jackson Lee: Christmas ‘Is a Holy Time’ When ‘We Must Ensure Our Government Is Provided For’

    12/27/2018 6:01:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 27, 2018 | 5:02 PM EST | CNSNews.com Staff
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D.-Texas) took to the House floor on Dec. 12 to explain why, especially in the Christmas season, a shutdown of the federal government should be avoided. “This is a season where many in our Nation draw together with families and worship and celebrate,” Jackson Lee said. “It is a very honored time,” she said. “People of the Christian faith are engaged in the recognition and acknowledgment of the birth of baby Jesus. It is a holy time. It is a time when families need resources. Government workers need to ensure that their families are provided for,...
  • Christmas in the Aftermath of Loss

    12/27/2018 5:22:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2018 | Larry Elder
    Christmas is a glorious time of year for most families. It is a time of visits and reconnecting with relatives from afar. We all take time to rest, to relax in the joy of the season and the comforts of home. Seeking refuge from the winter chill, we converge around our collective hearth and enjoy the warmth of the yule log, the scents of festive candles, a mug of hot chocolate and the familiar songs and traditions we hold so dear. But sometimes, those who've recently lost a loved one find themselves out in the cold. And they are often...
  • Trump in Iraq: Seals, secrets, selfies, squabbles (barf alert)

    12/27/2018 11:34:40 AM PST · by Ennis85 · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 27th Decemember 2018 | BBC News
    Donald Trump's unannounced Christmas visit to US troops in Iraq succeeded as a morale-boosting exercise, judging from the standing ovation the president got. Equally, and perhaps predictably, the trip had its controversial moments - and his legendary attachment to social media had something to do with it. Mr Trump travelled to al-Asad airbase, west of Baghdad, to thank armed forces personnel for what they had achieved in Iraq against Islamic State (IS), the Sunni Muslim militant group, during his tenure as commander-in-chief: "Two years ago when I became president they were a very dominant group, today they're not so dominant...
  • America at Christmas

    12/27/2018 10:03:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2018 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    What if Christmas is a core value of belief in a personal God who lived among us and His freely given promise of eternal salvation that no believer should reject or apologize for? What if Christmas is the rebirth of Christ in the hearts of all believers? What if Christmas is the potential rebirth of Christ in every heart that will have Him, whether a believer or not? What if Jesus Christ was born about 2,000 years ago in Bethlehem? What if He is true God and true man? What if this is a mystery and a miracle? What if...
  • Paradoxes of Christmas

    12/27/2018 9:19:41 AM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-26-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Paradoxes of Christmas Msgr. Charles Pope • December 26, 2018 • In the ancient Church and up until rather recently, one genuflected at the two references to the Incarnation during the Mass: during the Creed and in the Last Gospel (John 1). Why was this done? It was explained to me that the mystery of the Incarnation is so deep, one can only fall in silent reverence.There are many paradoxes and seeming impossibilities in the Incarnation. They cannot be fully solved, so they claim our reverence. We genuflected in the past, and today we bow at the mention of...
  • Kwanzaa: A Fraud Holiday, With A Racist Goal, Created By A Criminal Madman

    12/27/2018 8:56:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    The Lid ^ | December 25, 2018 | Jeff Dunetz
    hose who are around my age woke up one December and discovered that the “holiday season” of Christmas and New Year’s became a trio, with the addition of something called Kwanzaa. Oh, sure there were rumblings of a new holiday. But strangely in this country where political correctness is on overload, a day invented in 1966 by a rapist who ran a Black separatist group is considered by some as a holiday on par with Christmas, or New Year’s. Kwanzaa is exclusively an American holiday and is not celebrated in any other part of the world (including Africa). The name...
  • President and First Lady make SECOND stop to visit U.S. troops in Germany ....

    12/26/2018 11:08:19 PM PST · by caww · 105 replies
    dailymail. ^ | 12/27/2018 | dailymail.
    President Trump and Melania made their second unannounced visit to US troops abroad around 8pm ET as they visited troops on the German base of Ramstein. The First Couple were on their way back from meeting troops in Iraq when Air Force One stopped to refuel and meet service members 'carrying MAGA hats' who had waited up until around 4am local time.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-27-18, FEAST, St. John, Apostle and Evangelist

    12/26/2018 8:46:37 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-27-18 | Revised New American Bible
    December 27, 2018 Feast of Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist Reading 1 1 Jn 1:1-4 Beloved:What was from the beginning,what we have heard,what we have seen with our eyes,what we looked uponand touched with our handsconcerns the Word of life —for the life was made visible;we have seen it and testify to itand proclaim to you the eternal lifethat was with the Father and was made visible to us— what we have seen and heardwe proclaim now to you,so that you too may have fellowship with us;for our fellowship is with the Fatherand with his Son, Jesus Christ.We are...
  • Cannabis for Christmas: Pot Dispensaries Report Record-High Holiday Sales

    12/26/2018 8:05:06 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 December 2018 | Kathrine Rodriguez
    California marijuana dispensaries reported record-high holiday sales this Christmas as pot products became popular stocking stuffers this holiday season. Pot sales in the state soared in the first holiday season where recreational marijuana is legal in California, as many stores reported seeing five times the amount of customers they normally see. One Sacramento-area store, All About Wellness, reported seeing more than 150 customers per day during the 2018 holiday shopping season. On average, the store sees 20 to 25 customers per day. The increase in pot-hungry customers has also led to lines going out the door at stores. Kysa Butler,...
  • After Fake News Reports, Media Now Claim Trump’s Christmas Visit to U.S. Troops Was Obvious

    12/26/2018 7:41:10 PM PST · by bitt · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/26/2017 | joel pollak
    On Wednesday morning, media outlets were running the story that President Donald Trump had failed to visit U.S. troops at Christmastime. By Wednesday afternoon, the media claimed Trump had made his visit to a war zone obvious in advance. In between, media outlets that had earlier trumpeted Trump’s supposed non-visit to the troops were spinning the news that he had, in fact, visited by noting that it was his first visit to a war zone since taking office. Left-wing Salon.com, for example, reported initially that Trump had failed to visit the troops during Christmastime, then changed its story and headline,...
  • Girl in Trump call still believes in Santa

    12/26/2018 4:49:19 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 32 replies
    BBC News ^ | 26h December 2018 | BBC News
    The seven-year-old girl whose phone call with President Donald Trump on Christmas Eve went viral has said she still believes in Santa Claus. Mr Trump threw doubt on the existence of Santa when he asked Collman Lloyd if she still believed in Father Christmas. After learning the girl's age, the president asked: "At seven, it's marginal, right?" "Yes, sir," the girl replied. She later admitted she did not know the word's meaning, the Post and Courier reports. Collman, from Lexington in South Carolina, also told the newspaper that she was glad to be able to talk with the US president....
  • Trump makes surprise visit to U.S. troops in Iraq, his first to a combat zone

    12/26/2018 11:27:49 AM PST · by bitt · 102 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | 12/26/2018 | David K. Li
    President Donald Trump made a surprise visit to American troops in Iraq on Wednesday, his first journey to an active combat zone since he took office. The president landed on Wednesday. Trump visited wounded U.S. troops last Christmas season, on Dec. 21, 2017, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland. He also that month invited Coast Guard members to play golf at his course in West Palm Beach, Florida. But before Wednesday's trip to Iraq, Trump had taken some heat from critics for being the first president since 2002 not to make a Christmastime visit to troops in...
  • A Regulatory State Christmas Miracle

    12/26/2018 2:27:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 26, 2018 | Bob Barr
    Assets at the National Security Agency have intercepted extensive email and internet chatter from sources within the United States and abroad regarding an alleged birth of a special child in a rural farm just yesterday, December 25th, almost certainly a small town known as “Bethlehem” in Pennsylvania. Due to the apparently unique circumstances of the birth, and the potential security threat of a child rumored to be the start of a social movement undermining the role of government as the people’s exclusive moral compass, we request permission to place federal and state security assets on high alert. Federal officials were...
  • Transmogrifier Boxing Day

    12/26/2018 4:58:33 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-26-18 | MOTUS
    Don’t get me wrong, Christmas was wonderful: from the Nutcracker performance on the 23rd right through the turkey dinner with all the trimmings + five late yesterday. And now it’s Boxing Day, and that’s where I’d like to be: nestled down in a box to sleep for about 48 hours. As my batteries grow older it seems to take longer to recharge them once they’ve been run down.And I feel I need a full charge to deal with people who told us in 2016/17 that PDJT was a warmonger who would entangle us in conflicts all over the globe and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-26-18, FEAST, St. Stephen, First Martyr

    12/25/2018 9:14:38 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-26-18 | Revised New American Bible
    December 26, 2018 Feast of Saint Stephen, First Martyr Reading 1 Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59 Stephen, filled with grace and power,was working great wonders and signs among the people.Certain members of the so-called Synagogue of Freedmen,Cyrenians, and Alexandrians,and people from Cilicia and Asia,came forward and debated with Stephen,but they could not withstand the wisdom and the spirit with which he spoke. When they heard this, they were infuriated,and they ground their teeth at him.But he, filled with the Holy Spirit,looked up intently to heavenand saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God,and he said,"Behold,...
  • Christmas Presents from the Devil (composed on Friday)

    12/25/2018 8:09:33 PM PST · by vannrox · 24 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 21DEC18 | Editorial Staff
    With Christmas on a Tuesday, I'm not anticipating doing much on Monday, so this is the start of a really long weekend. What are your plans for the holiday? Are you expecting any big gifts?
  • Trump: I hope everyone, even the Fake News Media, is having a great Christmas!

    12/25/2018 7:38:32 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 14 replies
    Twitter ^ | December 25, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    I hope everyone, even the Fake News Media, is having a great Christmas! Our Country is doing very well. We are securing our Borders, making great new Trade Deals, and bringing our Troops Back Home. We are finally putting America First. MERRY CHRISTMAS! #MAGA
  • Ocasio-Cortez says Jesus was a 'refugee' in Christmas tweet

    12/25/2018 4:45:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 25, 2018 | Samuel Champerlain
    U.S. Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. wished her Twitter followers a Merry Christmas Tuesday by referring to the newborn Jesus as a "refugee." "Joy to the World!" Ocasio-Cortez wrote. "Merry Christmas everyone - here’s to a holiday filled with happiness, family, and love for all people. (Including refugee babies in mangers + their parents.)" Mary and Joseph are not depicted as refugees in the Nativity story. According to the Gospel of Luke, Joseph brings the pregnant Mary to Bethlehem so that he may enroll in a census ordered by the Roman emperor Agustus. The couple are forced to take shelter in...