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  • When Rome Fell, the Chief Culprits Were Climate and Disease. Sound Familiar?

    03/19/2018 5:36:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Undark ^ | March 16, 2018 | Madeline Ostrander
    ‘ARE WE ROME?” asked the author Cullen Murphy a decade ago, in a provocatively titled book that compared the 21st-century United States with the final days of the Roman Empire. Lately there’s been no shortage of Cassandras who emphatically answer yes. “The speed with which we’re recapitulating the decline and fall of Rome is impressive,” opined the conservative commentator Bill Kristol, in a tweet this past July, taking issue with President Trump’s treatment of the press. “What took Rome centuries we’re achieving in months.” And the Cornell historian Barry Strauss bemoaned the parallels between alleged American failings and those of...
  • WATCH — Tommy Robinson Knocks Out Migrant Trying to Attack His Cameraman in Rome

    03/09/2018 4:55:53 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Mar 2018 | Breitbart London
    Citizen journalist and former leader of the English Defence League Tommy Robinson has released a video of himself defending his camera crew against an attempted attack by a migrant in Italy. Robinson — who was in the country covering the Italian elections — explains in his video that he wanted to document the area in which journalist Francesca Parisella of Matrix Channel 5 was attacked live on air in early 2017. “I tried to start digging deeper into Italy’s spate of high-profile, migrant attacks,” he tells the camera, before sharing the footage of what happened to him in the neighbourhood...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Frances of Rome, Widow (Gueranger)

    03/08/2018 9:00:44 PM PST · by CMRosary
    White Double THE PERIOD INTERVENING between the Purification of our blessed Lady and Ash Wednesday (when it occurs at its latest date) gives us thirty-six days; and these offer us feasts of every order of saint. The apostles have given us St. Mathias, and St. Peter’s Chair at Antioch; the martyrs have sent us, from their countless choir, Simeon, Blase, Valentine, Faustinus and Jovita, Perpetua and Felicitas, and the forty soldiers of Sebaste, whose feast is kept tomorrow; the holy pontiffs have been represented by Andrew Corsini, and Peter Damnian, who, like Thomas of Aquin, is one of the...
  • 5 Troubling Lessons For America From Ancient Rome

    03/03/2018 4:43:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 3, 2018 | John Hawkins
    The Romans spent almost 500 years as a republic before Julius Caesar’s adopted son Augustus became the first Roman emperor. The Romans moved on from having kings to becoming the first republic, to sliding backward into monarchy and tyranny and it’s not impossible that America will follow a similar trajectory.  In fact, if you study Roman history, it’s not hard to see the parallels. 1) It’s Extremely Dangerous To Introduce Violence Into The Political Process:  Tiberius Gracchus was an arrogant Roman Populist who cared little for the niceties of tradition and even less for the opinions of his opponents. He proposed...
  • Erdogan to discuss Jerusalem, terrorism, Islamophobia with Pope Francis on Vatican visit

    02/04/2018 9:50:04 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will travel to Vatican City on Sunday evening to meet with Pope Francis. During a news conference at Istanbul's Atatürk Airport State Guest House, Erdoğan called the visit a "significant opportunity" to convey messages of peace. "I see this visit as a significant opportunity in terms of drawing attention to common human values, friendship and peace messages," the president told reporters. "We will discuss Palestine, Jerusalem, Syria, Iraq, the fight against terrorism, the problems of refugees, humanitarian aid and the fight against rising Islamophobia and cultural racism in the West," he said, referring to his...
  • The Martyrdom of Saints Perpetua and Felicitas

    01/28/2018 2:42:59 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 2 replies
    We arrived at the forum, and straight away the story went about the neighbourhood near the forum and a huge crowd gathered. We walked up to the prisoner's dock. All the others when questioned admitted their guilt. Then, when it came my turn, my father appeared with my son, dragged me from the step, and said: Perform the sacrifice--have pity on your baby!' Hilarianus the governor, who had received his judicial powers as the successor of the late proconsul Minucius Timinianus, said to me: 'Have pity on your father's grey head; have pity on your infant son. Offer the sacrifice...
  • Cuomo announces East Coast states will sue feds in new bid to thwart tax law

    01/26/2018 12:39:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 75 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/26/18 | Adam Shaw
    New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that a coalition of East Coast states will sue the federal government over the Trump-signed tax overhaul, in the latest bid to undermine the law that Republicans have cheered. The states -- New York, New Jersey and Connecticut -- appear to be taking aim at a provision that limits residents' state and local tax deduction (SALT) to $10,000. While the law contains sweeping tax rate cuts for businesses and individuals, taxpayers in high-tax states like those in the Northeast are expected to take a hit from the SALT change. Cuomo called it...
  • My occupations for you are endless

    01/22/2018 1:07:10 PM PST · by Jedediah · 12 replies
    My occupations for you are endless so don't box yourself in, just allow my spirit to lead you into each pasture of revelation knowledge with out fear of reprisal or resistance for as I AM in and through you nothing can ever harm your life in Me . Allow me to flow freely as you saturate yourself in My word daily so that you understand completely just what it is I plan to accomplish through you . There is no need to confide in the Ephod for I AM your complete armor and eyes for now as you trust me...
  • Fusion GPS Founder: FBI May Have Paid Expenses for Anti-Trump Dossier Author

    01/19/2018 9:36:41 AM PST · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 01/19/2018 | by Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV — Glenn R. Simpson, the co-founder of the controversial opposition research firm Fusion GPS, stated in testimony it “makes sense” to him that the FBI paid for a trip to Rome by the former British spy who was contracted by Simpson’s company to produce the largely discredited 35-page anti-Trump dossier. Fusion GPS hired Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence agent, to do the work cited in the anti-Trump dossier. Last July, Steele reportedly traveled to Rome, where he met with an FBI contact to supply the agency with the anti-Trump dossier and other information he found during the...
  • Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

    01/18/2018 5:58:35 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 53 replies
    https://www.apnews.com ^ | 18 Jan 2017 | AP
    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis accused victims of Chile’s most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country. Francis said that until he sees proof that Bishop Juan Barros was complicit in covering up the sex crimes of the Rev. Fernando Karadimas, such accusations against Barros are “all calumny.”
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Peter's Chair at Rome (Gueranger)

    01/17/2018 9:13:33 PM PST · by CMRosary · 3 replies
    White Greater Double THE ARCHANGEL GABRIEL told Mary, in the Annunciation, that the Son who was to be born of her should be a King, and that of his Kingdom there should be no end. Hence, when the Magi were led from the East to the Crib of Jesus, they proclaimed it in Jerusalem, that they came to seek a King. But this new Empire needed a Capital; and whereas the King, who was to fix his throne in it was, according to the eternal decrees, to re-ascend into heaven, it was necessary that the visible character of his...
  • ‘Britannia’: British Historical Drama Gets Amazon Premiere Date & Trailer

    01/16/2018 6:29:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | January 15, 2018 | Denise Petski
    All nine episodes of original drama series Britannia will premiere Friday, January 26 on Amazon Prime Video. Amazon also has released the trailer for the series which charts the Roman invasion of what would become Great Britain in 43 A.D.
  • Fusion GPS Founder Retracts Claim of FBI Source Inside Trump Campaign

    01/14/2018 3:00:23 PM PST · by Strac6 · 48 replies
    During his testimony before Congress in August, Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson said that the FBI had a source inside the Trump campaign who gave credence to the infamous dossier the company created for the Democrats. He repeated the claim in a New York Times op-ed on January 2. But today, Fusion GPS is retracting that statement, saying that Simpson "mischaracterized" the source. Washington Times: Then suddenly, as quick as the headlines went up, some one close to Fusion was waving off reporters. Mr. Simpsonhad “mischaracterized” the source. It was not some one on the Trump inside, but apparently an...
  • Like Caesar, America has crossed the Rubicon

    01/10/2018 6:33:12 PM PST · by pboyington · 36 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 10, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    On January 10, 49 B.C., Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon River in Northern Italy, with his legions to march on Rome. While crossing the narrow river, Caesar is said to have remarked, ‘Iacta alea esto’, ‘The die is cast’, in reference to his defiance of Roman law, which forbade any general from crossing the Rubicon and entering Italy with an army. To do so was tantamount to high treason. Caesar’s action made his intentions crystal clear to those in Rome. He intended to join the struggle for power, as civil war loomed. Since that day, the term, ‘Crossing the Rubicon’...
  • The Gay-Friendly Pontificate of Pope Francis

    12/27/2017 7:13:38 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 14 replies
    https://remnantnewspaper.com ^ | December 20, 2017 | Michael Matt
    The Vatican invites you all to its coming-out party. Or, if you prefer, here's the latest from Vox Cantoris and LifeSiteNews: Vox Cantoris reports: Archdiocese of Bombay states that Pope Francis has opened "communion to divorced and remarried Catholics."The little-known homosexualist Cardinal Archbishop of Bombay, Oswald Gracias,has authorized a poster stating that Pope Francis has opened the door to "communion to divorced and remarried Catholics," -- those living and committing adultery. What can you expect from a homosexualist such as Gracias? See the original. This from the cardinal who also wants to see homosexuality decriminalized in India.
  • Islamic State orders Muslims to commit jihad massacres in Rome...

    11/25/2017 11:39:52 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 13 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 11/25/2017 | Robert Spencer
    Full title: Islamic State orders Muslims to commit jihad massacres in Rome as jihadis posing as refugees stream into Europe. DEPRAVED Islamic State (ISIS) militants have ordered their brainwashed followers to attack the Italian capital which attracts millions of tourists a year, as fears grow lone wolves are moving across the continent while posing as refugees. With the Christmas period fast approaching, the barbaric terrorists have urged jihadis to target “young people, women and the elderly” in lone wolf attacks at tourist hotspots in Rome. In a chilling propaganda video, jihadis “call for arms for lone wolves” to attack Rome...
  • Pro-life advocates cover Rome with thousands of posters exposing abortion

    11/20/2017 4:58:20 PM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 20, 2017 | Diane Montagna
    The Eternal City was covered with thousands of posters on Saturday, as an unknown group of pro-life activists sought to reawaken Romans to the evil of abortion, nearly 40 years after it was legalized in Italy. “One child killed every five minutes. Since 1978 more than six million killed by abortion. Let us also remember these dead,” the posters stated. Pictured with these solemn words was the image of a baby in the womb pursued by an instrument commonly used to dismember an unborn child during an abortion. According to Italian media, it is unknown who printed the posters...
  • Bronze Arm Found in Famous Shipwreck Points to More Treasure Below

    10/06/2017 7:05:39 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    NYT ^ | OCT. 5, 2017 | NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR
    A bronze statue’s orphaned arm. A corroded disc adorned with a bull. Preserved wooden planks. These are among the latest treasures that date back to the dawn of the Roman Empire, discovered amid the ruins of the Antikythera shipwreck, a sunken bounty off the coast of a tiny island in Greece. Marine archaeologists working on a project called Return to Antikythera announced these findings on Wednesday from their most recent excavation of the roughly 2,000-year-old wreck, which was first discovered 115 years ago. They said the haul hints at the existence of at least seven more bronze sculptures still buried...
  • Bones attributed to St Peter found by chance in 1,000-year-old church in Rome

    09/13/2017 4:29:01 PM PDT · by rwa265 · 18 replies
    The Telegraph/MSN News ^ | 9/11/2017 | Nick Squires
    Bones attributed to St. Peter have been found by chance in a church in Rome during routine restoration work, 2,000 years after the apostle’s death. The relics of the saint, who is regarded as the first Pope, were found in clay pots in the 1,000-year-old Church of Santa Maria in Cappella in the district of Trastevere, a medieval warren of cobbled lanes on the banks of the Tiber River. The bones were discovered when a worker lifted up a large marble slab near the medieval altar of the church, which has been closed to the public for 35 years because...
  • Rome, September 1st, Islamic gathering at the Colosseum: “We want it as a place to pray”

    08/26/2017 8:07:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 34 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | August 25, 2017 | Libero Quotidiano
    Rome, September 1st, Islamic gathering at the Colosseum: “We want it as a place to pray” Libero Quotidiano August 25, 2017 Disturbing image of the October 2016 Muslim gathering The appointment is for September 1st. On that day Muslims will invade the Colosseum  transforming it into an open-air mosque. “Il Tempo” reports that the Islamic community of Rome will gather under the Flavian Amphitheatre, as they did last October. For the Muslims the occasion is a prime feast: 'Eid Al Adha, the  Sacrifice of Abraham.  The  Bengalese Association Dhuumcatu  organizing it, has decided to transform Via San Gregorio, under the...