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  • Olympic figure skating star hailed as example for Catholics

    02/17/2014 5:12:51 AM PST · by NYer · 24 replies
    cna ^ | February 16, 2014 | Addie Mena
    Kim Yuna waves to crowds while wearing her rosary ring in New York City, May 4, 2010. Credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images for Time Inc. Washington D.C., Feb 16, 2014 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic Olympian and international skating superstar Kim Yuna is a role model not only of dedication and athleticism but also an example of how to live the faith publicly, a fan says.   Seminarian for the Archdiocese of Detroit and blog writer Evan Pham told CNA on Feb. 11 that he was struck by Kim's simple act of praying on ice during the 2010...
  • Obama absolves Thanksgiving turkey with the Sign of the Cross

    11/21/2012 11:54:53 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 167 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/21/2012 | Charlie Spiering
    While pardoning the Thanksgiving turkey today, President Obama absolved it with what he called a "special dispensation," making the Sign of the Cross over the gobbling turkey. It appears that Obama made a left handed, backward sign of the cross.
  • The Sign of the Cross [Catholic and Orthodox Caucus]

    11/14/2012 8:55:35 PM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies ^ | not given |
    The Sign of the Cross   "Let us not then be ashamed to confess the Crucified. Be the Cross our seal made with boldness by our fingers on our brow and in everything; over the bread we eat, and the cups we drink; in our comings in, and goings out; before our sleep, when we lie down and when we awake; when we are in the way and when we are still. Great is that preservative; it is without price, for the poor's sake; without toil, for the sick, since also its grace is from God. It is the Sign...
  • Blinded Prison Guard: Don't House Terror Suspects in NYC

    11/14/2009 7:57:29 AM PST · by HD1200 · 15 replies · 837+ views
    Ten months before Al Qaeda in 2001 struck a deathblow in the heart lower Manhattan, one of the terrorist group's founding members plunged a sharpened comb through Pepe's left eye and into his brain, blinding the 42-year-old prison guard and causing severe brain injuries that plague him to this day. Pepe told he worries that sending Mohammed and four of his alleged fellow 9/11 conspirators to New York could compromise the safety of the guards at the MCC prison. Keeping the prisoners in one location, he said, was especially dangerous. Teaming up against Pepe, they beat and blinded him,...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Genuflection/Sign of the Cross

    11/15/2009 8:48:37 PM PST · by GonzoII · 10 replies · 435+ views ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Genuflection 1341. Why do Catholics genuflect before entering the seats? They do so to Christ personally present in the Holy Eucharist. When Christ allowed St. Thomas the Apostle to touch the wounds in His hands and feet, St. Thomas said, "My Lord and my God." The same Christ left Himself present in the Eucharist when He said, "This is My Body," and when Catholics come into His presence they offer Him the tribute of their deep reverence and worship by genuflection. You, too, would kneel before Christ, if you believed as Catholics do. Sign of the Cross 1342. I was...
  • SMPs (Members of the Scottish Parliament) Seek Clarification Over Sign of the Cross

    12/04/2006 8:23:30 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 36 replies · 794+ views
    The Universe ^ | 12/5/2006 | n/a
    SMPs Seek Clarification Over Sign of the CrossBy The Universe: Members of the Scottish Parliament have agreed to write to the Crown Office to clarify whether it can be an offence for Catholics to cross themselves in public. The move came after a Scottish Catholic newspaper brought a petition before parliament urging ministers to ensure making the sign of the cross does not lead to prosecution under any circumstances. The petition was promoted by the case of Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc, who was cautioned for a breach of the peace after crossing himself during an Old Firm match at Ibrox...
  • The sign of the cross capable of killing microbes

    03/21/2006 9:13:53 AM PST · by x5452 · 16 replies · 1,193+ views
    Interfax Religion ^ | 17 March 2006, 14:40
    17 March 2006, 14:40 The sign of the cross and Orthodox prayer are capable of killing microbes and change the optical properties of water - a study Moscow, March 17, Interfax - Scientists have proved experimentally the miracle-working properties of the sign of the cross and prayer. ‘We have ascertained that the old custom to make a sign of the cross over food and drink before a meal has a profound mystical meaning. Standing behind it is the practical use: the food is purified literally in an instant. This is a great miracle, which happens literally every day,’ physicist Angelina...