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  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint John of the Cross, Confessor (Gueranger)

    11/24/2017 1:42:00 AM PST · by CMRosary · 2 replies
    White Double LET US go with the Church to Mount Carmel, and offer our grateful homage to John of the Cross, who, following in the footsteps of Teresa of Jesus, opened a safe way to souls seeking God. The growing disinclination of the people for social prayer was threatening the irreparable destruction of piety, when in the sixteenth century the divine goodness raised up Saints, whose teaching and holiness responded to the needs of the new times. Doctrine does not change: the asceticism and mysticism of that age transmitted to the succeeding centuries the echo of those that had...
  • Why is the Bladensburg Peace Cross case important? The New York Times spells it out

    11/02/2017 12:04:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Get Religion ^ | 11/2/17 | Julia Duin
    When I lived in Maryland and commuted a few miles to my Washington Times job, I often drove by a huge World War I memorial known as the “Peace Cross.” Every so often I thought: I wonder if someone is going to file a lawsuit against the monument, claiming to be offended by it.It’s true that the Supreme Court has said there’s no legal basis in removing a monument simply because one person is offended by it – but these are strange times. Look at what the new iconoclasm is doing to some Civil War monuments and could do to...
  • French Monument to Polish Pope May be Moved to Poland – PM Tells PAP

    11/01/2017 5:49:41 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The government will endeavor to "save from censorship" a statue of Pope John Paul II in France.” We will offer to transfer it to Poland, provided that we receive the consent of the French authorities and the local community, " said Prime Minister Beata Szydlo. The reference is to a monument to Polish-born Pope John Paul II in the municipality of Ploermel in Brittany. By a decision of the Council of State, the supreme administrative judicial body in France, a cross must be removed from the statue. “John Paul II said the lesson from history is that democracy without values...
  • Unholy row breaks out in France after Breton town told to pull down cross

    10/31/2017 10:04:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 31 October 2017 12:34 CET+01:00
    France’s highest court has demanded that a cross overhanging a statue of former Pope John Paul II be removed from a a square in a Breton town, provoking anger among those who believe France’s Catholic heritage is being destroyed. The Conseil d’État (State Council) says that the presence of the cross goes against the 1905 French law which officially separates church and state. The town of Ploërmel in the northwestern region of Brittany now has six months to remove the cross. However the statue of the former pope can remain because, according to the council, the effigy of the pontiff...
  • Bill O'Reilly: SCOTUS Will Let 'Peace Cross' Stand in Maryland

    10/20/2017 1:07:24 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 14 replies
    NewsMax ^ | October 19, 2017 | Todd Beamon
    Bill O'Reilly expressed hope Thursday the Supreme Court will ultimately decide a 40-foot "Peace Cross" honoring World War I soldiers on public land in Maryland can stand, telling Newsmax TV "there's no doubt in my mind that it would." "What makes it really disturbing is that everybody acknowledges that the World War I memorial is basically directing people, Americans and others who are visiting, to honor those who lost their lives in that conflict," O'Reilly told "Newsmax Now" host John Bachman in an interview. "That's all."
  • Court: Cross-shaped WWI memorial is unconstitutional

    10/19/2017 12:55:53 PM PDT · by detective · 45 replies
    MSN News ^ | 10/19/2017 | Hannah Lang
    A federal appeals court has ruled that a 40-foot cross-shaped Maryland monument honoring soldiers who died in World War I is unconstitutional, saying it violates the separation between church and state. The 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that the 92-year-old structure was in violation of the First Amendment because it is on public land at a busy intersection in Prince George's County and is maintained with government funds. The court's decision does not address whether the monument should be removed or modified.
  • A Teaching from the Lord on the Nature of Suffering and the Cross

    12/08/2016 7:41:47 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-07-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Teaching from the Lord on the Nature of Suffering and the Cross Msgr. Charles Pope • December 7, 2016 • A familiar Gospel passage read recently in daily Mass gives us a short theological teaching on suffering and the cross:Jesus said to the crowds: “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light” (Matt 11:28-30).On reading a passage...
  • Federal judge tells Pennsylvania county to drop the Christian cross from its seal

    09/30/2017 9:46:53 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/29/2017 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A federal judge has ordered a Pennsylvania county to remove the cross from its seal, saying it violated the Constitution. Lehigh Valley County, which is about 40 miles north of Philadelphia, will have to redesign its seal after U.S. District Judge Edward Smith ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), an organization that promotes separation of church and state and which filed the lawsuit against the county, according to The Morning Call. Smith made it known in his ruling that he was not happy about the decision he had to make but was following the...
  • Judge Rules That This Historic Cross Must Come Down — but Officials in Pensacola Won’t Back Down

    09/28/2017 9:30:09 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 63 replies
    Faithwire ^ | 09/28/2017 | Billy Hallowell
    Officials in Pensacola, Florida, are pushing back after a judge mandated this past summer that a large cross that has been on display in a public park for the past 76 years be taken down. As Faithwire previously reported, the decision to remove the 34-foot cross inside Bayview Park came after Senior U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson ruled that its presence on public property is unconstitutional. “The Bayview Cross can no longer stand as a permanent fixture on city-owned property,” the judge proclaimed, noting that he was well aware of the broad local support for keeping the cross in place....
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Gueranger)

    09/13/2017 9:22:25 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Red Greater Double “THROUGH thee the precious Cross is honored and worshiped throughout the world.” Thus did St. Cyril of Alexandria apostrophize our Lady on the morrow of that great day, which saw her divine maternity vindicated at Ephesus. Eternal Wisdom has willed that the Octave of Mary’s birth should be honored by the celebration of this Feast of the triumph of the holy Cross. The Cross indeed is the standard of God’s armies, whereof Mary is the Queen; it is by the Cross that she crushes the serpent’s head, and wins so many victories over error, and over...
  • The Wisdom and Power of the Cross

    09/14/2016 6:57:41 AM PDT · by Salvation · 23 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-13-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Wisdom and Power of the Cross Msgr. Charles Pope • September 13, 2016 • The readings for Wednesday’s Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross provide rich teachings. Let’s look at five themes, each in turn. I. The Pattern of the Cross – One of the stranger passages in the Old Testamentis the one describing a command Moses received from God to mount a bronze snake on a pole.The people had grumbled against God and Moses because of the “wretched” manna they had to consume (Numbers 21:5). Even though it was the miracle food, the bread from...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Cowardly Red Cross Pulls Out of Mar-a-Lago

    08/18/2017 12:51:15 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 94 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Friday, August 18, 2017 | AABEST
    After being held at Mar-a-Lago for 60 years, and Donald J. Trump being gracious to in hosting them for the better part of those years the Red Cross has decided to move this year's ball to another venue. My wife and I (who have met the president there) got the email a little while ago, which read in part: We originally decided to keep the International Ball at Mar-a-Lago because it was the lower-cost venue in the area, and because we have held numerous successful fundraisers there over the past 60 years. However, our decision to hold the event at...
  • Painting of Jesus on a Cross at an Islamic Center Investigated as a ‘Hate Crime’

    07/10/2017 10:34:28 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 29 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 07/10/2017 | Jack Heretik
    A painting of Jesus on a cross left outside an Islamic Center in New York is being investigated as a "hate crime." An employee at the Hillside Islamic Center in Nassau County on Long Island discovered the painting hanging from a fence on the property on Friday, NBC New York reports. Authorities are still looking for the individual who put the painting there and police in Nassau County are investigating the incident as a hate crime.
  • University to Remove Crosses, Bibles & Altar from Campus Chapel

    07/01/2017 4:54:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    East Central University said they will remove crosses, Bibles and other religious symbols from a campus chapel to appease a bunch of out-of-town agitators. It’s unclear when the Oklahoma school will commence with the Christian cleansing of the Kathryn P. Boswell Memorial Chapel. The chapel opened in 1957. “We will continue to use the building as we always have, for all faiths,” ECU President Katricia Pierson said in a statement to the Ada News. “We do not want to presume to embrace one faith over another. We support all cultures and attempt to make them comfortable when they are here.”...
  • The Cross is a Fruit-Bearing Tree -- A Homily for the Second Sunday of Lent

    02/21/2016 7:09:12 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-20-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Cross is a Fruit-Bearing Tree -- A Homily for the Second Sunday of Lent Msgr. Charles Pope * February 20, 2016 * The second Sunday of Lent always features the Transfiguration. The first reason for this is that the trek up Mt. Tabor was one of the stops Jesus Himself made with Peter, James, and John on His final journey to Jerusalem. It is commonly held that Jesus did this to prepare His apostles for the difficult days ahead. There's a line from an old spiritual that says, "Sometimes I'm up, sometimes I'm down, sometimes I'm almost to...
  • Federal Judge Rules Cross Violates Law and Must Be Removed

    06/20/2017 6:43:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 90 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    Atheists across the fruited plain are rejoicing after a federal judge declared that a cross erected in a Florida park violated the law and must come down. “I am aware that there is a lot of support in Pensacola to keep the cross as is, and I understand and I understand and respect that point of view,” U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson wrote in his ruling. “But, the law is the law.” The lawsuit was filed in 2016 by the notorious Freedom From Religion Foundation and the American Humanist Association on behalf of four Pensacola citizens The judge pointed out...
  • Florida High School Students Forced to Remove Cross Jewelry and Participate in LGBT Activities

    04/21/2017 9:26:18 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 167 replies
    The Stream ^ | 04/21/2017 | Nancy Flory
    Students in a math class at Riverview High School in Florida are being persecuted for their faith. They are punished for not removing their cross jewelry. They are harassed for not embracing the LGBT agenda pushed on them by their lesbian teacher. But one ninth-grade student is pushing back. Her attorneys filed a demand letter requiring the teacher to cease and desist by close of business Thursday.Cross.jpg - 500 Parents told Liberty Counsel that at least three students were not allowed to wear their cross necklaces. Math teacher Lora Jane Riedas claimed they were “gang symbols.” When one student asked...
  • BC Cartoon on Good Friday

    04/15/2017 5:39:58 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 32 replies
    Johnny Hart RIP
    I KNOW I KNOW... Its Saturday now. But I just found this today and I almost spilled my coffee. And its still Easter Weekend so have at it! Enjoy!
  • Australian Wearing Cross Beaten By Muslim Gang Shouting ‘F*** Jesus!’

    04/10/2017 10:11:41 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 59 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 04/10/2017 | Jack Montgomery
    Christians in Sydney, Australia, are being advised to hide their crosses after an Arabic-speaking gang shouting “F*** Jesus!” attacked a couple on a train while transport officers looked on from a “safe space” and did nothing. The Sydney-based Daily Telegraph – a News Corp outlet unrelated to the Telegraph Media Group newspaper of the same name – reports the couple were attacked while riding the train through “Muslim enclaves” in south-west Sydney. {..snip..}
  • Cross and star are dark, for now

    03/31/2017 8:05:16 AM PDT · by RBW in PA · 7 replies
    Pike County Courier ^ | MAR 29, 2017 | Anya Tikka
    Park service invokes separation of church and state: The shining symbols on the Knob will stay muted unless NPS and Lions Club come to agreement. MILFORD — The cross and star that shone for year over Milford, from high on the hill known as "The Knob," may have to go. The Knob used to be private land. But in October 2015 it was transferred to Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area under the National Park Service (NPS), which comes under federal regulations. Displays of religious symbols on government property are not allowed, although special use permits can be granted. Up...