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  • Pope praises entrepreneurs, but blasts speculation, competition

    05/29/2017 7:22:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | May 29, 2017
    Pope Francis saluted the role of entrepreneurs in spurring economic development, but said that business decisions must be based on the workers’ welfare, in a meeting with workers and management in Genoa on May 27. Speaking at the Ilva factory during his Saturday visit to Genoa, the Pope acknowledged that “there is no good economy without a good entrepreneur.” He spoke of the ability of entrepreneurs “to create: to create jobs, to create products.” However, the Pope went on to draw a sharp distinction between entrepreneurs and speculators. “The speculator does not love his company, he does not love his...
  • President Trump and Pope Francis Really Understand Their Markets

    05/29/2017 10:50:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | May 29, 2017 | Portia M.E. Mills
    “President Trump and Pope Francis have little in common,” Time observed in anticipation of the first meeting between the two leaders last week. While this may be true superficially, the president and the pope have something very important in common: They understand their markets. From an economic perspective, these two men are both supplying something — call it a message — based on real demand. Love them or hate them, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church and the leader of the Free World are men of their time in ways that, say, Pope Emeritus Benedict and former presidential hopeful...
  • FSSP to gain major apostolate (Catholic Caucus)

    05/28/2017 8:17:44 PM PDT · by scouter · 4 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 5/28/17 | Kenneth J. Wolfe
    Saint Alphonsus church in Baltimore is one of the gems of the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. A magnificent shrine where Saint John Neumann and Blessed Francis Seelos were once pastors, it has been home to the revived traditional Latin Mass since 1992. Today it has been announced that the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter will administer the parish, with Father Joel Kiefer, FSSP, to be installed as pastor. Monsignor Arthur Bastress, the most recent pastor of the church, has retired at the age of 90, ordained a priest in 1951. He worked tirelessly to keep the TLM going,...
  • Manchester Bomber ‘Slips Down the Pecking Order’ With Citizenry Left On Their Own

    05/28/2017 10:51:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/28/17 | Judi McLeod
    The FBI and MI5 would be more honest if they admitted to American and British populations: When it comes to the horrors of Islamist terrorism, you’re on your own FBI ‘warned MI5 in January that the Manchester bomber was planning an attack on Britain’. So claim the mainstream media. The take-down-Trump-obsessed FBI flagged Britain’s MI5 that Manchester bomber Salman Abedi was planning a terrorist attack on Britain.
  • "Our Anxieties and God's Care" (Sermon for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, on 1 Peter 4-5 and John 17)

    05/27/2017 10:09:00 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies ^ | May 28, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Our Anxieties and God’s Care” (1 Peter 4:12-19; 5:6-11; John 17:1-11) What are your anxieties? What are you worried about? Anxiety is really another way to say worry. They pretty much mean the same thing. To be anxious, to be worried, means that something is weighing on your mind that you’re thinking about, almost obsessing about. You’re worried about what might happen in the future. It’s the negative prospect of what might happen that keep hanging around in your head. That’s anxiety, that’s worry. So what are your anxieties? We all have them. From time to time, some negative possibility...
  • Manchester: Where Terrorism Dashed Fantasies

    05/27/2017 3:39:05 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 8 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | May 27, 2017 | Philip Cottraux
    By Philip Cottraux The arena filled with young people as a cloud of anticipation grew thick in the air. A pop star emerged on stage before an adoring crowd. The cheers mingled with acoustics thundered into the night sky. Some were close enough to see their idol, but most could only faintly see her in the distance. Her image played on a giant telescreen, singing to the backdrop of glittery music. Then a terrible explosion shook the ground, and screams of adoration were drowned by shrieks of bloody horror. Pop music concerts are exercises of pure fantasy. A famous young...
  • European Leaders Say Islamic Attacks “Not a Major Threat” [semi-satire]

    05/27/2017 12:24:12 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 May 2017 | John Semmens
    Murderous attacks by Islamic fanatics in the United Kingdom, Egypt, Indonesia, and the Philippines this week moved US President Donald Trump to make an impassioned plea for the civilized world to unite to fight against this terrorism. As obvious as such a call to action would appear to rational individuals, it inspired push back from several European leaders. French President Emmanuel Macron challenged Trump’s priorities saying that “the murder of concert goers or nightclub patrons by ‘lone wolf’ terrorists does not pose the same existential threat that global climate change does. As heart breaking as the mass slaying of Ariana...
  • Trump wishes world's Muslims 'joyful Ramadan'

    05/27/2017 12:01:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Yeni Şafak ^ | May 27, 2017 | Anadolu Agency
    President Donald Trump wished the world's 1.6 billion Muslims a "joyful Ramadan" on Friday as they prepare to embrace the holy month. "At its core, the spirit of Ramadan strengthens awareness of our shared obligation to reject violence, to pursue peace, and to give to those in need who are suffering from poverty or conflict," Trump said in a statement. "I extend my best wishes to Muslims everywhere for a blessed month as you observe the Ramadan traditions of charity, fasting, and prayer. May God bless you and your families," he said. In emphasizing the fight against terrorist groups, Trump...
  • Can You Actually Afford To Be A Polygamist? Here's What It Takes.

    05/26/2017 6:07:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Huffington Post - South Africa ^ | May 26, 2017 | Zongile Nhlapo
    Vusumuzi Mthembu, writing on polygamy in the Nguni culture, said: "Bathi asiganwe umfazi ngamunye. Lezi zintombi ezingangotshani zizophelelaphi? Ziyogana izinyamazane? Phinde!" Translated, it says "They say we must be married to one wife. What will then happen to these many women? Who will they marry? Deers? Never!" Perhaps the question Vusumuzi would have to answer today is: "If we want to marry many wives, can we afford to?" And this is what the University of KwaZulu-Natal's cultural expert, Gugu Mkhize says all polygamists-to-be must consider -- the financial implications of the practice. "Polygamy seems not viable in the 21st century...
  • Libby church targets jobs creation with ammo business

    05/26/2017 5:33:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Western News ^ | May 26, 2017 | John Blodgett
    In 2015, after seeing too many people reluctantly leave Lincoln County to find work elsewhere, Minister Phil Alspaw and 15 or so other members of Libby Christian Church sat around a conference room table. “We started kicking around what the church might do to change that dynamic and bring jobs to Lincoln County,” Alspaw said. Several hours of economic development talk followed. The group’s aim was to establish a manufacturing ministry. Alspaw said they started with caskets — and ended with bullets. With a laugh Alspaw declined to say what other ideas they tossed around in between, but he said...
  • Channel 4 UK Censors Own Documentary on Intolerant Muslims

    05/26/2017 11:06:21 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 6 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 5/26/17 | Black & Blonde Media
    The media can constantly repeat the whole Donald Trump-colluded-with-the-Russians thing hour after hour, despite not one drop of evidence, but when a documentary is produced that these same people don't like; a documentary based on a survey conducted by a reputable company, the channel that produced it caves to the predictable, name-calling, social media hysteria.
  • Ariana Grande and Salman Abedi – Both Deeply Deceived

    05/26/2017 8:16:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/17 | Rev. Michael Bresciani
    Two great evils that collided in the course of human events to create what both the dumb parents and the deeply deceived Muslim fanatics can only call a tragedy or a great, but damnable victory, respectively. It goes without saying that the loss of the young lives in Manchester England is a tragedy of the highest order. Even though they were chasing a pop-culture pipe dream they were subject to the kind of treatment that no one should ever have to endure. What is hard to escape is the picture the media paints of kids just having fun as a...
  • Progressives and Jihadists: A Multicultural Matrimony of Cultural Genocide Wedded in Bliss

    05/26/2017 8:15:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/17 | Megan Barth
    If you want to coexist with Islamic savages, ISIS is looking for new recruits Assimilation is a crime against humanity…There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam, and that’s it…The mosques are our barracks, the minarets our bayonets, the cupolas our helmets, and the faithful our soldiers. -- Tyyip Erdogan, President of Turkey, 2008 The progressive altar of multiculturalism and diversity was bloodied yet again with the lives of the innocent. Many young girls, one as young as eight, were savagely murdered by a 22-year-old Islamic suicide-bombing loser who detonat
  • “Good, Moderate” Muslims Did NOT March, Or Disavow The Manchester Massacre.

    05/25/2017 8:06:44 PM PDT · by RArtfulogerDodger · 41 replies
    Right Wing Conservative News Blog ^ | May 25, 2017 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    It’s been said, “The ‘good, moderate Muslim,’ is the one who holds you down, while the other, ones cut your head off.” It seems that the “moderate Muslim” is the one who quietly hopes or cheers for you die. He or she seems to never disavow even the bloodiest murders, or shouts of, “Death To America.” This Silence Of The Muslims is drowning them…like a boiling sea collapsing down and all around them. You pointy-headed, “Western,” elite morons: “terrorism is not Islam,” as you often whine. But the terrorists often seem to all be Muslims.
  • "Ascension Day, the Forgotten Festival" (Sermon for the Ascension of Our Lord, on Luke 24, Acts 1)

    05/25/2017 3:27:13 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 4 replies ^ | May 25, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Ascension Day, the Forgotten Festival” (Luke 24:44-53; Acts 1:1-11) Welcome to the Forgotten Festival! Today is Ascension Day, or, as it’s more properly called, the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord. But there is reason to call it, as I say, the “Forgotten” Festival. Because even though Ascension Day is classed in the church year as a major festival, which means it’s a day for all churches to hold the Divine Service of Word and Sacrament, the sad fact is that in recent decades many congregations and many Christians have forgotten all about celebrating this important festival. It used...
  • Bloody Hands in Manchester

    05/25/2017 11:37:29 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/25/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    It may even be possible that in their final dying moments, the victims of the Manchester Arena attack were afraid of Islam. If only they could be prosecuted after death. In the months before weeping little girls with nails in their faces were carried out of the Manchester Arena, the authorities of that city were hard at work fighting the dreaded threat of Islamophobia. While Salman Abedi, the second-generation Muslim refugee terrorist who maimed and killed dozens in a brutal terrorist attack, stalked the streets wailing, “There is no god but Allah and Mohammed is the messenger of Allah”, Manchester...
  • Response to Terror: 'Go About As Normal' Say Protected Politicians

    05/25/2017 9:28:20 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 12 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 5/25/17 | Black & Blonde Media
    After every horrific terror incident, politicians attempt to calm their populace by telling us to go about our daily business; we can't let the terrorist win. It's so easy for multi-million dollar politicians with round-the-clock, world class personal security for themselves and their families to calmly tell us all to just "go about as normal" in a more dangerous world they carelessly created for the general public to endure in the name of one-way multiculturalism.
  • The deal Trump is cooking

    05/25/2017 9:18:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/25/17 | Ted Belman
    Although Abbas has yet to publicly responded to Trump’s demand that financing of terrorism stop, I believe Trump will force him to do so Secretary Tillerson said yesterday that Trump put enormous pressure on Abbas and Netanyahu. So where is Trump going? For the answer, look at the concessions he got from them. Abbas agreed that Israel could keep Maaleh Adumin, Ariel and Gush Etzion. The Israel Cabinet agreed to allow some Arab building in area C and to not demolish illegal Arab construction. The Gulf states said they would normalize with Israel if Israel froze construction outside of the...
  • Trump signals Abbas must end indiscriminate slaughter of Jews

    05/25/2017 8:50:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/25/17 | David Singer
    Abbas will end up in the diplomatic wilderness if he ignores the messages delivered by both Trump and Netanyahu The horrific carnage perpetrated in Manchester on 22 May presented an emotion-charged backdrop to two meetings the next day between President Trump and President Abbas in Bethlehem and President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu in Jerusalem. Trump pointedly told Abbas: “Peace can never take root in an environment where violence is tolerated, funded and even rewarded. We must be resolute in condemning such acts in a single, unified voice. Peace is a choice we must make each day—and the United States...
  • The Bible Scoops Science?

    05/25/2017 8:18:26 AM PDT · by Thistooshallpass9 · 13 replies
    In the mid 1800s, a major medical breakthrough happened that has saved countless lives since then. But could it be that this life-saving knowledge was actually available to mankind for millennia before that breakthrough? Find out, on this new episode: