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  • NY Governor Receives Backlash for Sacking a Catholic Charity

    04/13/2018 6:02:43 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 4/10/18 | Alexander Slavsky
    Andrew Cuomo forces Fidelis Care "into 'voluntarily' writing billion-dollar checks"ALBANY, N.Y. (ChurchMilitant.com) - The governor of New York is going after a Catholic charitable organization, forcing it to foot the bill for the state. In an op-ed published Monday in the Wall Street Journal, Bill Hammond, director of health policy at the Empire Center, criticizes the deal orchestrated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Good Friday between Fidelis Care, a Catholic nonprofit healthcare plan, and Centene Corporation, a leading government-sponsored healthcare company. "Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a disturbing new way to raise revenue: using government muscle to squeeze private organizations into...
  • Gerry Adams says violence and armed actions "can be justified to reach political aims"

    04/09/2018 9:46:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Irish Central ^ | April 08, 2018 09:56 PM | Freya Drohan
    Gerry Adams has stated that he still believes violence and the use of “armed actions” can still be justified to reach political aims — in certain circumstances. The former Sinn Féin president gave an interview to Hamburg-based newspaper Der Spiegel (The Mirror) reflecting on The Troubles, strife in Northern Ireland, and his stance on an array of issues including the use of violence. In the interview, which was conducted in the run up to the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement — April 10th — Adams vehemently denied every shooting anyone during The Troubles or being a member of...
  • On Good Friday, an NPR report mangles the definition of Easter

    04/01/2018 4:59:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 30, 2018 | Callum Borchers
    An NPR report on Good Friday described Easter inaccurately and, in doing so, practically begged Christians to renew charges that the media is biased against them. “Easter — the day celebrating the idea that Jesus did not die and go to hell or purgatory or anywhere like that, but rather arose into heaven — is on Sunday,” read an article on NPR’s website.
  • Film "The Day Christ Died" available on YouTube

    03/30/2018 5:45:20 PM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1980
    On this Good Friday, the day Christ died, you may view the movie by that name. Made for CBS in 1980, it's become "lost" and is never rebroadcast, despite being a fine film. However, it's readily available on YouTube.
  • A Good Friday thought from Boris Pasternak's "Doctor Zhivago"

    03/30/2018 5:25:23 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 10 replies
    Wikiquote ^ | 1957 | Boris Pasternak
    "I think that if the beast who sleeps in man could be held down by threats — any kind of threat, whether of jail or of retribution after death — then the highest emblem of humanity would be the lion tamer in the circus with his whip, not the prophet who sacrificed himself. But don’t you see, this is just the point — what has for centuries raised man above the beast is not the cudgel but an inward music: the irresistible power of unarmed truth."
  • "It Is Finished" (Sermon for Good Friday, on John 19:17-30)

    03/30/2018 12:27:28 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 4 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | March 30, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “It Is Finished” (John 19:17-30) “Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), ‘I thirst.’ A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth. When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, ‘It is finished,’ and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” This is our text. “It is finished”: one of the last words of Jesus on the cross. But just what kind of a statement was it, this “It is finished”? What...
  • Passiontide Chronology: Good Friday

    03/30/2018 9:43:42 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-29-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Passiontide Chronology: Good Friday Msgr. Charles Pope • March 29, 2018 • Trial of Jesus, Duccio (1308-11)Jesus was arrested late Thursday evening. The Scriptures recount,They took Jesus to the high priest, and all the chief priests, the elders and the teachers of the law came together (Mark 14:53).According to Mark’s chronology there was a sham of a trial, based on false evidence and distortions of Jesus’ teachings.Now the chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were seeking testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, but they did not find any. For many bore false witness against Jesus, but their...
  • It is Finished. And Bowing His Head He Handed Over The Spirit.

    03/30/2018 5:01:07 AM PDT · by blueyon · 9 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | 3/29/18 | Menagerie
    JN 18:1—19:42 Jesus went out with his disciples across the Kidron valley to where there was a garden, into which he and his disciples entered. Judas his betrayer also knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples. So Judas got a band of soldiers and guards from the chief priests and the Pharisees and went there with lanterns, torches, and weapons. Jesus, knowing everything that was going to happen to him, went out and said to them, “Whom are you looking for?” They answered him, “Jesus the Nazorean.” He said to them, “I AM.” Judas his...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Readings, 03-30-18, Good Friday of the Lord's Passion

    03/29/2018 9:40:29 PM PDT · by Salvation · 43 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-30-18 | Revised New American Bible
    March 30, 2018 Good Friday of the Lord's Passion Reading 1 Is 52:13—53:12 See, my servant shall prosper,he shall be raised high and greatly exalted.Even as many were amazed at himCso marred was his look beyond human semblanceand his appearance beyond that of the sons of manCso shall he startle many nations,because of him kings shall stand speechless;for those who have not been told shall see,those who have not heard shall ponder it. Who would believe what we have heard?To whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?He grew up like a sapling before him,like a shoot from...
  • MUSIC for Holy Week: The Passion of the Christ Complete Soundtrack

    03/29/2018 6:32:58 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2004 | John Debney
    He was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; by His wounds we are healed. - Isaiah 53; 700 B.C.
  • On the Physical Death of Jesus Christ

    03/29/2018 4:08:15 PM PDT · by Oakleaf · 12 replies
    The Journal of the American Medical Association ^ | March 21, 1986 | William D. Edwards, MD; Wesley J. Gabel, MDiv; Floyd E. Hosmer, MS, AMI
    ABSTRACT: Jesus of Nazareth underwent Jewish and Roman trials, was flogged, and was sentenced to death by crucifixion. The scourging produced deep stripelike lacerations and appreciable blood loss, and it probably set the stage for hypovolemic shock as evidenced by the fact that Jesus was too weakened to carry the crossbar (patibulum) to Golgotha. At the site of crucifixion his wrists were nailed to the patibulum, and after the patibulum was lifted onto the upright post, (stipes) his feet were nailed to the stipes. The major pathophysiologic effect of crucifixion was an interference with normal respirations. Accordingly, death resulted primarily...
  • Good Wednesday and the Sign of the Prophet Jonah!

    03/28/2018 3:00:58 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 28 replies
    IFB ^ | 3/28/18
    Dear friend, maybe you were raised to believe - as I was and as many evangelical Christian denominations teach - that Jesus (our Lamb and Savior) was crucified on Good Friday. If one does the math... Friday can never work (see charts below). The "Sign of the prophet Jonah" states it all; The ONLY sign that the Lord would give to the Messiah rejecting leadership of Israel and nation was the sign of the most rejected event and individual of the Bible, Jonah and the whale (Jonah 1:17). "Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master,...
  • Was There an Eclipse on Good Friday?

    08/22/2017 8:09:39 AM PDT · by Salvation · 83 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-21-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Was There an Eclipse on Good Friday? Msgr. Charles Pope • August 21, 2017 • With the solar eclipse that occurred Monday, it occurred to me to consider the darkening of the sun that occurred when Jesus was on the Cross. Though some wish to explain it scientifically (as an eclipse), there may have been more at work than mere astronomy.In Luke 23:44, we read, It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour (i.e., from noon until 3:00 PM).Although this seems to describe a solar eclipse, it isn’t...
  • Jesus and Mary on Good Friday, Through the Lens of a Paul Simon Song

    04/15/2017 9:02:52 AM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-14-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Jesus and Mary on Good Friday, Through the Lens of a Paul Simon Song Msgr. Charles Pope • April 14, 2017 • Some years ago I was listening to an old Paul Simon song, “Mother and Child Reunion.” My mind went to Good Friday, applying the lyrics to Jesus and Mary on that “strange and mournful day,” as the song puts it.Last year I put pictures to the song to make the video below. Some who have seen it laugh and call it a stretch, but others tell me that they will never hear the song the same way...
  • 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!
  • Good Friday processions move through ruins of Syria's civil war

    04/14/2017 11:41:06 PM PDT · by blueplum · 6 replies
    LA Times ^ | 14 April 2017 | Patrick J. McDonnell Contact Reporter
    They marched past bullet-riddled storefronts, bombed-out apartment blocks and makeshift shrines to pro-government “martyrs” lost in the war. Clergymen hoisted on their shoulders a miniature coffin filled with flowers, a symbol of the death of Christ on this most solemn day of Holy Week. Soldiers and black-clad militiamen toting AK-47s provided a measure of security in a pulverized city where rebel car bombs and suicide attackers remain a constant threat. The Good Friday evening procession through the narrow streets of this war-traumatized city highlighted how a reeling but resilient Christian community is gradually coming back to their roots in Homs’...
  • "The Suffering, Sacrificing, Saving Servant" (Sermon for Good Friday, on Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12)

    04/14/2017 9:04:41 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 14, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Suffering, Sacrificing, Saving Servant” (Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12) “Behold, my servant,” says the Lord. Yes, behold him today. Behold the servant of the Lord serving in a most unexpected way: serving by suffering. Today on this Good Friday we behold Jesus Christ, the Lord’s faithful, righteous servant, suffering a death he doesn’t deserve. But because he does, you will receive what you don’t deserve. And that is good news on this Good Friday. So now behold Jesus Christ, “The Suffering, Sacrificing, Saving Servant.” “Behold, my servant shall act wisely; he shall be high and lifted up, and shall be...
  • MAN OF SORROW: THE SEVEN LAST WORDS

    04/14/2017 7:57:17 PM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Catholic Tradition.org ^ | 1927 | Catholic Tradition.org
    The Seven Words Spoken by Jesus Christ on the Cross by St. Alphonsus Liguori Taken from THE PASSION AND DEATH OF JESUS CHRIST, Redemptorist Fathers, 1927 with Nihil Obstat and ImprimaturFIRST WORD"Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do." [Luke 23: 34] O loving tenderness of Jesus towards men! Saint Augustine says that when the Savior was injured by His enemies, He besought pardon for them; for He thought not so much of the injuries He received from them, and the death they inflicted upon Him, as upon the love which brought Him to die for them....
  • "On the Physical Death of Jesus Christ" JAMA Article

    04/14/2017 1:05:57 PM PDT · by Oakleaf · 16 replies
    Journal of the American Medical Association ^ | March 21, 1986 | William D. Edwards, MD; Wesley J. Gabel, MDiv; Floyd E. Hosmer, MS, AMI
    ABSTRACT: Jesus of Nazareth underwent Jewish and Roman trials, was flogged, and was sentenced to death by crucifixion. The scourging produced deep stripelike lacerations and appreciable blood loss, and it probably set the stage for hypovolemic shock as evidenced by the fact that Jesus was too weakened to carry the crossbar (patibulum) to Golgotha. At the site of crucifixion his wrists were nailed to the patibulum, and after the patibulum was lifted onto the upright post, (stipes) his feet were nailed to the stipes. The major pathophysiologic effect of crucifixion was an interference with normal respirations. Accordingly, death resulted primarily...
  • A Special Good Friday Thread: The names and Titles of Christ (Devotional)

    04/14/2017 9:05:02 AM PDT · by left that other site · 64 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/14/17 | left that other site
    This year, the Jewish Holiday of Passover and the Christian Observance of Holy Week coincided. This does not happen all the time, because the Jewish Calendar is based on the phases of the Moon rather than the earth's orbit around the Sun. Since I observe both holy days in my own way, I enjoy it immensely when they "line up". Anyway, some time ago on FR, somebody posted this awesome list of the Bible's Names and Titles of Christ. Here it is again, to pause and meditate upon the meaning of each Title. It is, for me at least, a...