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  • At first he sits calmly. As he stands up, chills run down my spine.

    04/05/2015 8:15:20 AM PDT · by null and void · 27 replies
    Hefty.co ^ | Unknown | Brandon Sloan (?)
    What he says is correct. We can’t continue on this way. His message concerns us all. Share this message with others so that it spreads.
  • Will Ted Cruz Make A Good President? [ZOT Magnet---ZAPPED!]

    03/24/2015 4:47:25 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 219 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | March 24, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    I want to like Ted Cruz. He has all the right views from Obamacare to taxes to amnesty to Federal spending. He’s a gifted speaker, his speech yesterday was given without a teleprompter. He appeared genuine, frankly it appeared as though he had written the speech himself. The left hates Cruz, which of course makes him all the more likable. John McCain has called him a wacko bird, which again makes Cruz more likable. Anyone who annoys McCain must be good. Lost in the euphoria conservatives are having over Cruz is an objective look at whether Cruz will actually make...
  • Too Many Conservatives Running In 2016 Primary

    03/23/2015 5:02:01 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 104 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | March 23, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    Ted Cruz is set to announce is candidacy for President of the United States. Rand Paul is apparently going to announce early next month before going on a campaign tour. Until today technically the only candidate was Jeb Bush, who announced late last year his intentions. At the time everyone thought that Bush was going to force everyone else to declare their candidacy early. It doesn’t appear that has happened, Cruz and Paul have appeared in no rush to make a formal announcement. Scott Walker, perhaps the front runner in the race, still hasn’t formally announced his candidacy and there’s...
  • Netanyahu’s Victory Changes Nothing

    03/18/2015 5:21:07 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 25 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | March 18, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    Benjamin Netanyahu won yesterday’s election in Israel. Polling last week seemed to indicate that the election was a dead heat. In reality, Netanyahu’s party won handily. There have been some allegations made that President Obama has been helping to fund Netanyahu’s opposition. Whether that is true remains to be seen. Congress should investigate whether tax money was used to fund the Netanyahu opposition. Ultimately even if Obama did send money to Israel’s leftists it didn’t change the result. If anything it may have riled some Israelis enough to get them to vote for Netanyahu’s party. It’s clear at this point...
  • White House Out To Destroy Hillary

    03/16/2015 5:42:33 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 63 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | March 16, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    The Hillary Clinton email scandal is now heading into its third week. Hillary has obviously been up to no good throughout this scandal. She admittedly had 30,000 emails deleted without anyone having read them. When you consider that President Nixon was chased from office for 18 minutes of missing tape, you would think that deleting 30,000 emails might at least be viewed with extreme suspicion. Especially so when the former Secretary of State and presumed Presidential candidate won’t let anyone near her email server. The question all along is who leaked the email scandal to the press. This is something...
  • Two Ferguson Cops Shot Over Holder’s Disparate Impact Report

    03/13/2015 5:16:43 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 15 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | March 13, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    Ferguson, Missouri is back in the news again. Last week the Justice Department released two reports about the Ferguson police department. In one report they completely exonerated Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown. Wilson did not shoot Brown in the back, Brown did not have his hands up and Wilson had no racial motivation. In other words, the entire cause for protest in Ferguson was inaccurate, fabricated or an outright lie. The Grand Jury got it right when they didn’t indict Wilson, even Eric Holder’s Justice Department had to acknowledge there were no facts indicating any crime was...
  • Hillary Bought By Foreign Governments

    03/10/2015 4:29:55 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 25 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | March 10, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    As with every other scandal in his administration, President Obama learned about Hillary Clinton’s private stash of emails via the newspaper. You have to give Valarie Jarrett credit, she does a bang up job keeping bad news from Obama until it’s already in the hands of the press. You would think the President would have been aware that Hillary was using a private email address considering he emailed her at it. Nevertheless, the President knows nothing. No doubt he’s disappointed and outraged over the lack of transparency. No one could be more upset than the President. In reality he had...
  • Should Congress Be Lectured By Foreign Leaders Like Netanyahu?

    03/02/2015 5:03:00 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 56 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | March 2, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to speak before Congress this week about the situation in Iran. The Obama administration has loudly opposed the speech, believing it undermines their position in Iran. On some level the Obama administration has an argument. Foreign policy is the domain of the executive branch under the Constitution. It is not a matter that really involves Congress, particularly the House which does not vote on treaties or foreign appointments. Those on the right are more than willing to watch the Obama administration fall apart over this issue. The larger question, which will go unanswered,...
  • Democrats Push Government Internet Takeover

    02/24/2015 5:32:37 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 17 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | February 24, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    The FCC is preparing to take the internet down the pathway of Europe. The Europeans have been treating the internet like a public utility for quite some time. The end result has been slower service, less broadband reach and significantly less broadband investment. The Democrats on the FCC are prepared to regulate the internet like a utility, largely under the cover of darkness. They’re preparing to vote on 322 pages of regulations, none of which have been seen by the general public. This massive takeover of the internet will be done without public comment, despite the Democrats claims that the...
  • The Problem Of Money In Politics Is Completely Overblown

    02/12/2015 5:51:55 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 11 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | February 12, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    The Democrats on the FCC are working towards the creation of massive regulations on the internet. Preparing them in secrecy, they apparently have 322 pages worth of regulations that they’re prepared to vote on later this month. Meanwhile at the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Democrats want to create massive regulations for speech on the internet. Apparently the Democrats aren’t happy with recent Supreme Court decisions which limit the government’s ability to prohibit people from donating money to campaigns and PAC’s. Their solution is to have government regulate internet speech. Some of the rules they’re talking about would regulate blogs, even...
  • Jeb Bush’s “shocking” Position On Illegal Immigration

    02/05/2015 5:26:37 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 9 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | February 5, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    Jeb Bush supports amnesty for illegal immigrants. According to CNN this comes as a shock to conservatives. Which conservatives are shocked by Bush’s desire to provide amnesty to illegals isn’t exactly clear. Is anyone surprised that Jeb Bush supports giving the children of illegals citizenship? Surely no one is surprised that Bush doesn’t believe we can control the border. Admittedly it’s a little odd that he wants to repopulate Detroit with illegals. It’s telling that not even illegals will move to Detroit, despite the abundance of abandoned free housing. CNN obviously wants to create a sensational story by alleging that...
  • Global Warming Religion Manipulates Temperature Data

    02/09/2015 4:49:58 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 10 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | February 9, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    The global warming religion is not above manipulating data to create converts. Just a few weeks ago they were declaring 2014 the hottest year on record, this despite the fact that most of the world actually cooled a touch. Now it has come to light that climate scientists have been manipulating temperature data by adjusting the actual data collected at weather stations across the world. Conveniently these “scientists” always adjust the temperature up. They’ve been doing this throughout South America and the Arctic. They’re even doing it here in the United States. The fraud at this point is undeniable. Which...
  • MICHAEL MOORE COMPARES AMERICAN SNIPERS TO MARTIN LUTHER KING ASSASSIN

    01/20/2015 3:34:36 PM PST · by LizHarrison · 20 replies
    Radix News ^ | 1-20-15 | Liz Harrison
    When Michael Moore and Seth Rogen decided to hit social media with their flippant remarks about “American Sniper,” the outrage was quick and thick. Moore said snipers were cowards, and Rogen compared the film to Nazi propaganda. Of course, both decided to dial back their 140 character commentaries by claiming that they weren’t really directed at the movie (or weren’t really saying that the movie was bad). But these comments were made over the weekend, before the box office take for the movie’s premiere weekend had been tabulated, or all the people who intended to watch the film managed to...
  • Peru to press charges over Greenpeace Nazca lines stunt

    12/11/2014 6:52:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | December 10, 2014 | Emily Gosden
    Peru has vowed to prosecute Greenpeace activists after they allegedly damaged the world-famous Nazca lines during an environmental publicity stunt. Activists from the group unfurled cloth letters spelling out a green energy slogan at the millennia-old site on Monday, adjacent to where the figure of a hummingbird is etched into the ground. Peru has said the activists damaged the ground by leaving footprints, which could last for thousands of years. “It’s a true slap in the face at everything Peruvians consider sacred,” Luis Jaime Castillo, the deputy culture minister, said. In a statement, the Peruvian culture ministry said: "After the...
  • How a Greenpeace stunt in Peru drives home the global climate divide

    12/11/2014 6:40:06 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12-10-2014 | Nick Miroff
    When the stunt-planners at Greenpeace sent teams of activists to trespass this week at Peru's Nazca archeological site, they must have thought their bumper-sticker messaging would look good on a Facebook page next to the 2,000-year-old geodesic drawings. After all, the group is known for stringing banners from bridges and skyscrapers to draw attention to its environmental campaigns, and with U.N. climate talks taking place in Lima this week, the activists clearly wanted to make an impact. And so they have. The impact of their footprints on the fragile desert site, in fact, will last "hundreds or thousands of years,"...
  • INVESTIGATION: LENA DUNHAM ‘RAPED BY A REPUBLICAN’ STORY IN BESTSELLER COLLAPSES UNDER SCRUTINY

    12/04/2014 6:00:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | December 4, 2014 | John Nolte
    In her just-released memoir, Not That Kind of Girl, Lena Dunham describes her alma mater, Oberlin College, as "a liberal arts haven in the cornfields of Ohio." After a month-long investigation that included more than a dozen interviews, a trip to the Oberlin campus, and hours spent poring through the Oberlin College archives, her description of the campus remains the only detail Breitbart News was able to verify in Dunham's story of being raped by a campus Republican named Barry.
  • 'This is wrong!' Mother of Michael Brown collapses outside Ferguson police station...

    11/24/2014 7:48:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | November 24, 2014 | Jill Reilly and Louise Boyle and Ashley Collman and Dan Bates In Ferguson, Missouri
    * At an 8:30pm CT press conference in Missouri on Monday night it was announced that Wilson will not face trial over the teen's death* Ferguson officer Darren Wilson shot dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown on August 9 * Brown's family issued a statement saying they were 'profoundly disappointed' with the decisions, while calling for peaceful protests * Local police are currently attempting to make peace in the streets of Ferguson where some angry protesters have grown violent, throwing bottles and rocks and smashing car windows * The U.S. Attorney General and president have both urged police to show...
  • Brittany Maynard, Death With Dignity Advocate, Dies At 29

    11/02/2014 10:07:46 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 137 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 11/02/2014 | Alana Horowitz
    Brittany Maynard, the Oregon woman who had become an outspoken advocate for patients' rights following her terminal cancer diagnosis, died on Saturday, the Oregonian reported. She was 29. "Goodbye to all my dear friends and family that I love," she wrote in a Facebook post, according to People. "Today is the day I have chosen to pass away with dignity in the face of my terminal illness... the world is a beautiful place, travel has been my greatest teacher, my close friends and folks are the greatest givers... goodbye world. Spread good energy. Pay it forward!" Earlier this year, Maynard...
  • I'm amazed at the ignorance of FReepers [the stupid, it BURNS]

    10/02/2014 3:48:47 PM PDT · by StraysDaddy · 388 replies
    self
    We have been seeing America go to the "dogs" for 6 years now and still some "brain dead" fools cling to the idea that they will stay home rather than vote for a "Pubbie" that they deem a RINO.
  • Lena Dunham Warns Women GOP Could Affect Your Sex Life: Steps into toss-up Senate races

    10/01/2014 7:22:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/01/2014 | Rod Kackley
    Women have been warned in a Planned Parenthood Action Fund email [1] that Alaska Republican Dan Sullivan, who is running for the U.S. Senate, and three other GOPs could “affect their sex lives.”The warning came from Lena Dunham, the creator and start of the HBO series Girls. In the email Dunham urged women to remember Thom Tillis, who’s challenging Sen. Kay Hagan (D) in North Carolina, “stuck a bunch of abortion restrictions into a bill that was supposed to be about motorcycle safety.”She also wrote that Joni Ernst, a Republican from Iowa running for the Senate who made hog...
  • 5 myths surrounding adopting a Greyhound

    09/24/2014 7:09:39 PM PDT · by LAGreyhound · 32 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 9/10/213 | Linda Weber
    When you think of a Greyhound, what comes to mind? Possibly a fast dog racing around a track? Greyhounds make great companions although this is probably not the first breed that comes to mind when thinking of adopting a dog. Perhaps it is because there are some erroneous myths surrounding greyhounds that keep people from considering adoption. Examiner.com must be excerpted per their complaint.
  • Greyhounds versus the Dos Equis Man

    09/24/2014 2:54:11 PM PDT · by LAGreyhound · 14 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 07/07/14 | Linda Weber
    Dos Equis Beer created a promotional character touted as “The Most Interesting Man in the World.” While he certainly has some fascinating attributes, Greyhound owners might be able to give him a run for his money.
  • Tithing and Excommunication

    09/19/2014 3:24:30 AM PDT · by Weiss White · 4 replies
    Canon Law Made Easy ^ | September 18, 2014 | Cathy Caridi, J.C.L.
    Q: I am a graduate theology student, and in class we covered the reforms of the Council of Trent. I came across this passage from Chapter 12 of the Decree on Reformation of Session 25: “The holy synod therefore enjoins on all, of what rank and condition soever they be, to whom the payment of tithes belongs, that they henceforth pay in full the tithes, to which they are bound in law, to the cathedral church, or to what other churches… they are lawfully due. And they who either withhold them, or hinder them [from being paid], shall be excommunicated…”...
  • Wendy Davis reveals her late-term “quieting of the heart” abortion

    09/08/2014 7:59:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    One of the plot lines in a movie I watched over the weekend involved a pregnant mother. The film was set in the 1940s, and I thought how blissfully ignorant were the days before ultrasounds and prenatal diagnoses gave mothers carrying ill or handicapped children the choice to bear them when nature decided or kill them beforehand. Had Texas state senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis been pregnant back then she would not have imagined the late-term baby girl doing flips inside her was “suffering.” Rather, Davis would have put her hand on her belly and smiled. Instead, quoting from...
  • The Taser Photoshoot: Portraits of People's Faces When Hit With A Stun Gun

    08/26/2014 7:57:52 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    Fstoppers ^ | August 25, 2014 | Patrick Hall
    As a portrait photographer, I am always trying to make people feel comfortable in front of my camera so I can capture a real emotion from them. But what if I was able to make people feel so uncomfortable in front of the camera that I could guarantee an interesting portrait every time? This is the idea behind my latest series: The Taser Photoshoot. I've edited two different videos as well as a behind the scenes in the full post below.
  • Sign of peace at Mass: Vatican says it stays put, but urges education

    08/04/2014 8:22:12 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 28 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 8/4/14 | Cindy Wooden
    The sign of peace at Mass has not always led to serenity among liturgists or within the congregations gathered each Sunday in Catholic churches around the world. After nine years of study and consultation, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments has told Latin-rite bishops around the world that the sign of peace will stay where it is in the Mass. However, the congregation said, “if it is foreseen that it will not take place properly,” it can be omitted. But when it is used, it must be done with dignity and awareness that it is not a liturgical...
  • Fashion industry, retailers and the gender binary

    07/28/2014 10:40:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 28, 2014 8:59 PM EDT | Leanne Italie
    As a transgender woman who began her transition about a year ago, Kylie Jack is still figuring out her fashion style, but she wanted one thing right away: well-fitting bras. Friends recommended Petticoat Fair in Austin, Texas, where she lives. The lingerie shop is known for one-on-one fittings, but Jack was denied access to the area where professionals work privately with customers after being asked if she was an anatomical female. […] A gender binary exists in fashion, and that’s a challenge for those who don’t conform. Masculine-presenting women are often destined for boys’ departments or bad fits, while people...
  • Why Does Political Correctness Mean the Transgender Person Is Always Right?

    07/19/2014 1:44:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    mynorthwest ^ | 7/17/14 | Dori Monson
    I saw a story on KIRO TV about a person on Capitol Hill named Dylan Paul. Dylan Paul is 24 years old and transgender. Dylan was a man and now has breasts. But she still looks very much like a man if you watch the piece. The story reports on what happened when Dylan was working at Pagliacci up on Capitol Hill. She says that a customer mis-gendered her. According to Dylan, she was working at the salad station there and the customer said, 'Thanks man.' And she said, 'Well I'm not a man, I'm a ma'am.' "When he heard...
  • Transgender Pizza Employee Said She Quit Over Discrimination

    07/19/2014 1:04:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 102 replies
    KIRO-TV ^ | Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | David Ham
    Dylan Paul, 24, said she was more than hurt when she complained that a customer mis-gendered her while she was working last Monday. “I was working the salad station near the entrance to the restaurant of Broadway Paggliacci’s. Working there, your function is greeting customers, taking and making salad orders, and bidding customers farewell. It was in the evening on a shift I’d picked up from a coworker when I was saying goodbye to one of our regular customers. He returned the gesture, misgendering me as “man,” which isn’t something too unusual in my life. I corrected him, “It’s ma’am...
  • What Does It Mean To Have Your Marriage Blessed? (Part 3)

    07/18/2014 3:13:41 AM PDT · by Weiss White · 3 replies
    Canon Law Made Easy ^ | July 17, 2014 | Cathy Caridi, J.C.L.
    Q: Please help me with a matter weighing on my conscience. My husband and I married in our parish church 16 years ago, but I agreed to get married there only because that’s what my parents wanted. Unlike my husband, I wasn’t really practicing my faith, I just went through the motions… gradually I had a reawakening of faith, and now am fully committed to the Catholic Church. But I’m afraid our marriage isn’t valid because I didn’t embrace concepts like indissolubility at the time of our wedding, nor did I want children, although I later changed my mind…. What...
  • The church in the home

    07/17/2014 7:32:17 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 7 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/17/14 | Archbishop Lori
    Growing up in New Albany, Ind., during the 1950s, I never heard the term “domestic church,” but I knew what it meant. I knew it because my parents and my friends’ parents made their homes domestic churches, even before that phrase from our Catholic tradition was retrieved during the Second Vatican Council. I guess you could say that my childhood friends and neighbors were at home in church and in church at home. But what did it mean in practical terms that we experienced the family as a domestic church? For one thing, it meant that nearly every Catholic family...
  • Supreme Court: Closely held companies can’t be required to cover contraceptives

    06/30/2014 3:21:29 PM PDT · by Welchie25 · 28 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 6/30/14 | Patricia Zapor
    In a narrowly tailored 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court June 30 said closely held companies may be exempted from a government requirement to include contraceptives in employee health insurance coverage under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The court said that Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods, the two family-run companies that objected to the government mandate that employees be covered for a range of contraceptives, including drugs considered to be abortifacients, are protected from the requirement of the Affordable Care Act. The opinion essentially held that for-profit companies may hold protected religious views. But the court also said that government requirements...
  • Pope phones rabbi, offers condolences over murder Israeli teens’ murder

    07/02/2014 1:11:43 PM PDT · by Welchie25 · 14 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/2/14 | Cindy Wooden
    Pope Francis telephoned Rome’s chief rabbi to personally express his sadness over the murder of three kidnapped Israeli teens whose bodies were found June 30 in Hebron, West Bank. Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni said the pope phoned him at home late in the afternoon July 1 and said: “Good evening. This is Pope Francis. I wanted to personally express my sadness for the death of the three youths.” The rabbi told Rome’s Il Messaggero newspaper he was surprised since the Vatican press office had already published a strong statement condemning the murders of the boys who were kidnapped in mid-June...
  • Archdiocese of Philadelphia sells nursing homes for $145 million

    07/03/2014 8:46:09 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 27 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/3/14 | Lou Baldwin
    The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced July 1 that it is selling six nursing homes and one assisted living facility operated by archdiocesan Catholic Health Care Services to a Flushing, New York, health care management company for $145 million. The company, Center Management Group, owns and operates 15 nursing homes in New York and New Jersey. Under the agreement, the company has pledged to maintain the Catholic character of the nursing homes. The date for the sale has not been set. The $145 million sale price for the nursing homes will be decreased by certain obligations under the terms of the...
  • Pope meets sex abuse victims, says clergy actions cloaked in complicity

    07/07/2014 10:16:41 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 74 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/7/14 | Carol Glatz
    Asking for forgiveness, Pope Francis told abuse survivors that “despicable actions” caused by clergy have been hidden for too long and had been “camouflaged with a complicity that cannot be explained.” “There is no place in the church’s ministry for those who commit these abuses, and I commit myself not to tolerate harm done to a minor by any individual, whether a cleric or not,” and to hold all bishops accountable for protecting young people, the pope said during a special early morning Mass for six survivors of abuse by clergy. The Mass and private meetings held later with each...
  • Minors at border should be thought of as refugees, speakers say

    07/09/2014 6:53:17 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 41 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/9/14 | Patricia Zapor
    From the head of the U.S. agency in charge of the welfare of more than 50,000 Central American children who have been apprehended at the Mexican border, to the Honduran cardinal who heads the international Catholic relief agency, Caritas, the message was clear, those minors are as much refugees as the people fleeing upheaval in Syria or South Sudan. “How are these children different from refugees from Sudan” or other war-torn countries, asked Eskinder Negash, director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, known as ORR, in the Department of Health and Human Services. “Regardless of whether they have family here,...
  • Archbishop Lori fights bill opposed to religious liberty

    07/15/2014 10:52:11 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 3 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/15/14 | Staff
    Archbishop William E. Lori joined with Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston July 14 to urge all U.S. senators to reject legislation aiming to compel all employers to provide insurance coverage for contraception, sterilization and abortifacients. In a letter sent to all senators, the archbishops outlined how the “misnamed” “Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act of 2014” (S. 2578) would violate federal religious freedom and conscience protections. The bill, introduced by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wa.), is a response to the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, which exempts closely held for-profit companies from providing insurance coverage...
  • Bishop Madden among Catholics who dialogue with Iran’s religious leaders

    07/11/2014 11:17:14 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 4 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/11/14 | Elizabeth Lowe
    Baltimore Auxiliary Bishop Denis J. Madden is enthused by the fruit that came from recent discussions between U.S. bishops and Iran’s religious leaders. “When you build a certain sense of trust and respect, then you can move forward and deal with the issues,” he said. The faith leaders announced June 14 that they oppose actions that endanger the life, health, dignity and welfare of others, including the creation of weapons of mass destruction. That declaration was the result of a March dialogue between a delegation from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Supreme Council of the Seminary Teachers...
  • Man commits suicide by leaping into giant bonfire at Burning Man-style festival in Utah

    07/14/2014 7:25:02 AM PDT · by redreno · 105 replies
    http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | 07/14/2014 | BY Philip Caulfield
    A man killed himself at Burning Man-style arts festival by leaping into a towering burning art structure in front of hundreds of horrified onlookers, authorities and witnesses said. On Monday, scores of "burners" - who commune in the Nevada desert every August for Burning Man -were mourning the doomed festivalgoer after he dove into the flames during a moonlit bonfire ritual at the Element 11 fest near Salt Lake City late Saturday.
  • What Does it Mean to Have Your Marriage Blessed? Part II

    07/04/2014 4:20:41 AM PDT · by Weiss White · 2 replies
    Canon Law Made Easy ^ | July 3, 2014 | Cathy Caridi, J.C.L.
    Q: My family is doing genealogical research, and we’ve discovered discrepancies in the birth-dates of a couple of our great-grandparents…. They married very young, and depending on which birth-dates are correct, we’re thinking it’s possible they may really have been too young to marry validly in the Church. If a marriage is invalid due to the age of the spouses, does it automatically become valid when they’re old enough? Or do they need to have another wedding ceremony once they’ve reached the minimum age? –Frank
  • 'I Wouldn't Smoke or Drink if it Was a Girl' Josie Cunningham Risks Unborn Boy's Health

    06/29/2014 6:21:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 29th June 2014 | Nicole Morley
    SHAMELESS sponger Josie Cunningham has admitted she smoked through her pregnancy because her unborn baby isn't the gender that she'd prefer.The glamour model, who had her boob op funded by the taxpayer, said she lit up a ciggie after learning her child was a boy. Despite being fully aware of the harmful side effects that nicotine can have on a vulnerable foetus, Josie has been puffing on 20 fags a day. Ms Cunningham became notorious after publicly announcing she'd have an abortion if it granted her access to the Big Brother house. After an angry outcry from critics, the 23-year-old...
  • MCC pushes for immigrant driver’s licenses, textbook funding

    04/02/2013 8:37:06 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 10 replies
    The Catholic Review ^ | 4/2/2013 | Maria Wiering
    The 2013 Maryland General Assembly session ends midnight April 8, and the Maryland Catholic Conference expects to work up to the legislature’s final hours on policy issues ranging from stem-cell research funding transparency to nonpublic school textbook funding. Among the legislation getting a final push from the MCC is the Maryland Highway Safety Act, which would allow the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration to issue driver’s licenses or identification cards to people without a Social Security number. “Expanding the eligibility for a driver’s license would protect all drivers in the state and make our roads and highways safer,” the MCC said...
  • Archbishop Lori at Fortnight opener: Catholics should be free to serve with ‘eucharistic heart’

    06/23/2014 10:29:13 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 4 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 6/23/14 | Maria Wiering
    The Eucharist conforms Catholics to “the pattern of Christ’s self-giving love” and compels them to see the dignity of the poor and perform acts of mercy, Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori said at the June 21 opening Mass for this year’s Fortnight for Freedom. The Mass coincided with the feast of Corpus Christi. “By entering the dynamic of Christ’s self-giving eucharistic love, we are impelled ... to work for a loving and just society where the dignity of human life is respected from conception until natural death and all the stages in between,” he said in his homily. More than...
  • What Does it Mean to Have Your Marriage Blessed?

    06/20/2014 6:23:47 AM PDT · by Weiss White · 282 replies
    Q: My daughter stopped practicing her faith and was married to a protestant in his church. Now she has come back, and her protestant husband is preparing to become a Catholic too, next Easter. They understand that their marriage isn’t valid in the eyes of the Catholic Church, but the parish priest told them he can just “bless their marriage” and it will be all right. Can that possibly be true? –Eamon
  • Billionaire Chen Guangbiao invites 1,000 poor Americans to dinner in Central Park

    06/18/2014 9:11:36 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 20 replies
    The South China Morning Post ^ | Wednesday, 18 June, 2014 | Mimi Lau
    Controversial billionaire Chen Guangbiao placed a full-page advertisement in Monday’s New York Times and a half-page advertisement in Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal, inviting 1,000 underprivileged Americans to dine with him. “I want to spread the message in the US that there are good philanthropists in China and not all are crazy spenders on luxury goods”. Chen said he was “teaming up with a famous American charity to host a charity luncheon for 1,000 poor and destitute Americans, who each will receive 300 dollars”. The underprivileged will be invited to the Boat House restaurant in New York’s Central Park, where Chen...
  • (Houston) Council passes equal-rights ordinance

    05/28/2014 9:06:09 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 42 replies
    Chronicle. ^ | 5/28/14 | Mike Morris
    After nearly nine hours of chanting and tears from seas of opponents and supporters in color-coded T-shirts, Houston City Council passed an ordinance on Wednesday extending equal rights protections to gay and transgender residents.
  • Pamela Anderson recalls gang-rape during high school: ‘I just wanted off this earth’

    05/20/2014 8:22:05 AM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 115 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 19, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Former “Baywatch” beauty Pamela Anderson said she was gang-raped by seven boys in high school — including her then-boyfriend — and was also subjected to sexual molestation by a babysitter between the ages of 6 and 10. Ms. Anderson, speaking during the launch of her Pamela Anderson Foundation, said she was raped, too, at the age of 12 by a 25-year-old, NBC News reported. “My first boyfriend in grade nine decided it would be funny to gang-rape me, with six of his friends,” she said, NBC reported, citing a transcript of her speech that was posted on her foundation’s website....
  • When Are The Laity Permitted To Preach?

    05/09/2014 1:21:13 PM PDT · by Weiss White · 6 replies
    Canon Law Made Easy ^ | May 8, 2014 | Cathy Caridi, J.C.L.
    Q: I have a question about preaching: what happens in times and places where there is no priest or deacon available to hold Mass, and a communion service or another form of liturgical prayer is held? –Mark A: While the scenario that Mark describes is not the norm, there’s no denying that in some parts of the world it’s unfortunately becoming increasingly common. Let’s see first what the code says about preaching in general, and then look at what the Church has to say about preaching in those particular situations where, due to a shortage of clergy, no priest or...
  • BURNING MAN IS MOVING IN DIRECTLY NEXT DOOR TO BUNDY RANCH. MEET 'BUNDYFEST.'

    04/23/2014 7:40:21 AM PDT · by bkopto · 68 replies
    Politix ^ | 4/23/2014 | Dain Fitzgerald
    Some folks involved with the annual Burning Man festival plan on staging a counter-standoff to the one currently taken up by Bundy in his ongoing challenge to the feds over grazing rights. The video below posted by progressive activist Sean Shealy details the plan for a month-long shindig to be held after the official Burning Man proceedings that will take place directly across from Bundy Ranch. The "anything goes" action promises hundreds of bands, as many as 50,000 revelers, "total freedom," and of course full nudity. "You're free to let it all hang out right there, just like Bundy's cattle,"...
  • BREAKING - American Spring Insider: "Bloodbath" Coming to DC in May - Resigns in Disgust!

    04/14/2014 3:55:07 AM PDT · by iontheball · 35 replies
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