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  • Why We Need the Second Amendment

    04/17/2014 10:55:55 AM PDT · by Vinylly · 14 replies
    A few weeks ago we got a post from the Ukraine on how badly the citizens wanted arms to defend themselves. These past few days we, ourselves, also found out why arms are so necessary at the Bundy Ranch. So, I looked up the second Amendment of the Constitution: 'A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right to the people to bear arms shall not be infringed upon'. No wonder all the socialists and liberals want the second amendment abolished. According to the constitution guns were not just to shoot ducks and pheasants....
  • Web Mail Providers and Encryption

    04/16/2014 11:10:43 AM PDT · by This Just In · 26 replies
    April 16, 2014 | This Just In
    Good day, My family and I are currently searching for another email provider. We are seeking a service which uses SMTP-TLS in order to protect their clients privacy. Any suggestions/recommendations? Does anyone use FastMail? Thanks, TJI
  • RIP, Windows XP. Dell Inspiron 7000, Anyone?

    04/11/2014 9:31:26 PM PDT · by This Just In · 61 replies
    April 11, 2014 | This Just In
    Good evening, Freepers... Our PC ran on Win XP, and although we continue to use our Dell, I'm in the market for yet another laptop to replace this XP. There's one particular laptop that's caught my eye today. The Dell Inspiron 17 7000 looks like a decent buy. Would any of you happen to own this model? If so, would you care to share your advice/suggestions? If any of you have some information that would be helpful, I'd appreciate it. Thank you for your time and assistance. TJI
  • Personal computer HELP request

    04/10/2014 6:07:40 AM PDT · by BobNative · 27 replies
    Personal question | April 10, 2014 | Self
    Recently I could not get my copy of Adobe FlashPlayer to work. I have tried to reload it a couple of times, with NO success. I am on a Windows based system. Any suggestions??? Many, many THANKS for your help!
  • What's really happening in the Ukraine.

    04/07/2014 1:02:54 PM PDT · by dangus · 87 replies
    many | 4-7-14 | Dangus
    I don't claim to be able to peer into Putin's soul. I don't even claim to be an expert on Russia or the Ukraine. But if we're to have a chance of dealing intelligently in Eastern Europe, we should at least have a mastery of the basic facts. And that's where media sources, left, right and center have made complete fools of themselves. So without wanting to in any way defend the indefensible Yanukovich: If the Russians hadn't been in Crimea, there's no way the Crimeans would've voted to join Russia. Crimea has pretty much always been Russia since its...
  • Freep this Mozilla Feedback page

    Let them know you've made you sad.
  • Vanity- Now that Obama is such a huge success, States need to immediately stop free ER services.

    04/01/2014 5:27:12 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 18 replies
    4-1-14 | NLZ
    Now that Obama is such a huge success, every state needs to immediately stop Free ER services. One of the Obama-DNC cares selling points was the states costs of offering free Emergency Room Services. No doubt the DNC will be fine with now removing those free services. Right?
  • Nostalgia, The Good Old Days – Who Needs Them?

    04/01/2014 8:51:27 AM PDT · by jxb7076 · 79 replies
    jxb7076
    Nostalgia, The Good Old Days – Who Needs Them? America needs a visionary for the future! During the past, and recent presidential election we hear the all too familiar suggestion of “returning to the good old days.” Every candidate talk about returning America to a sense of values. I don’t know about you but each time I hear, or heard that suggestion I get a little queasy in the stomach accompanied by a little bewilderment, confusion, and absolute disgust! Whenever I hear the suggestion I often wonder exactly what period in time they want to take us back to! Could...
  • NO APRIL FOOLS DAY THREAD TODAY!

    04/01/2014 8:21:28 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 103 replies
    Original | April 1, 2014 | By Laz A. Mataz
    I have, for the last two or three years, done an April Fools Day thread. One, for example, said I would no longer post "I'd hit it". Another time, I posted that Google apologized for a Socialist doodle. Another time, I opused.But this year, I will not be posting an April Fools day thread. It's time to get serious in America. We need to stop screwing around and joking.These are tough, bitter times, and there is no room for humor or petty little 'April Fools Day' threads. Let's get over this stupid tradition, shall we?
  • Advice for an enlisted kid buying a first car

    04/01/2014 7:14:21 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 97 replies
    me | 4-1-14 | TZ
    I'm trying to steer him away from financing a new car.(Trying to get him to buy used and pay cash) I know my chances are weak, but maybe reading advice from people other than dad my have better odds. He banks at USAA, FWIW.
  • "BOOTMGR is missing" "press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"...now what?

    03/28/2014 12:10:27 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 83 replies
    me ^ | 3-28-14 | TZ
    I get this now. just happened after downloading Hitman Pro after my free trial expired and then attempting reboot. Not sure if this is related to that. When I try CTRL+ALT+DEL , I just get the same message. so how do I reboot?(no, I no longer have the boot disk or program CD) Toshiba Satellite L505-S6946 and Vista Home Premium...
  • I am offline (in case no one's noticed)

    03/28/2014 11:02:24 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 39 replies
    Self | 3/28/'14 | Zionist Conspirator
    Remember how my computer would no longer play videos very well? Well, nothing worked, so I took it to the shop on Monday, and when I went back today even though it had been wiped and had new hardware installed it still wasn't working. Apparently it's kicked the bucket. G-d willing I will get another one some time next week and be back with you. It's been rough with no FR and no net for a solid week, though I suppose a little vacation from the Internet isn't a bad thing. I can't tell you exactly when I'll be back...
  • (Vanity) People - The Search Function Is There For A Reason!

    03/26/2014 11:06:11 PM PDT · by shibumi · 40 replies
    FreeRepublic.com | 3/27/14 | Concerned FReepers Everywhere
    I know this bugs the heck out of everyone when duplicate threads show up. Please be considerate and SEARCH before posting!
  • [Vanity] Does Anyone Search Before Posting Anymore?

    03/26/2014 10:53:56 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 110 replies
    minds of FReepers everywhere | Thursday, March 27, 2014 | SunkenCiv
    The search engine gives unpredictable results, but we also have "Latest Topics" which list from newest to oldest and has "Next page" at the bottom of each page; there are keywords and topics; and as a last resort there is Google and Bing.
  • College Football and Capitalism

    03/27/2014 7:43:27 AM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 86 replies
    College football players should not be paid. Plain and simple. But there is no reason why any player should not be given carte blanche to capitalize on his chosen sport. Capitalism 101 rides to the rescue once again. In addition to the free education players get, any player, on scholarship or not, should be allowed to sell and hawk his personal merchandise from t-shirt to jockstrap. He or she should be allowed to put his name and school name/logo on his jersey or helmet or whatever - just like the pros do. A player could sell and trade cards with...
  • Flight 370 Theory: An Act of Anti-Terrorism

    03/21/2014 1:51:02 PM PDT · by GLDNGUN · 54 replies
    03/20/2014 | GLDNGUN
    As more and more details emerge from the strange events on Flight 370, the more clear it becomes that the entire operation from the flight path re-programming, cloaking and changes in altitude to the lack of communication of distress from passengers or crew members, the vanishing of the plane and passengers and continued invisibility was done by a highly sophisticated organization. It’s something out of a “Mission: Impossible” or similar movie. Who would be capable of pulling off such a flawlessly planned and executed “clean” operation? Any why?
  • VANITY: Christians Need To Place Floats or March in Every gay Parade. When Denied entry, sue, etc

    03/17/2014 2:16:40 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 44 replies
    3-17-14 | NLZ
    I am so old I recall the gay movement starting off with it's no one's business what occurs in the bedroom. And they did not want to be an in your face movement. Well , we now see that what occurs in the bedroom is now demanding to occur in public and they are very much an in everyone's face movement. Time for push back. Christians need to enter all gay parades to represent Christ's views. Have a prayer float. And IF denied entry use the same tactics gays use : pressure corporations and use the courts.
  • Vanity: Has CNN's Wolf Blitzer gone totally hysterical about the Malaysia Air situation?

    03/13/2014 5:28:02 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 47 replies
    SELF
    Been watching coverage on CNN about the Malaysia Airlines matter and Wolf Blitzer is starting to sound as hysterical as Nancy Grace. Hypothesizing more than other network anchors and very repetitious. What gives? He's usually as cool as a cucumber... Anderson Cooper seems more calm and collected these days...
  • Anyone else have issues with Windowsupdate for Windows? (Vanity)

    I upgraded to Windows 8 about 4 months ago, and about a month ago, I started having issues with windowsupdate where the windowsupdate screen would open but everything in the screen was white, where there it normally tells you what patches you need. I tried several routes, including the Windows Update Troubleshooter found at the link above. The Windows Update Troubleshooter seems to be running, but it never comes to an end.....the blue bar just keeps rolling.....for hours if I let it. It says "Resolving problems" but nothing gets resolved. Nothing I tried worked, and so I rolled back the...
  • Introducing the Freeper Novel Ping List.

    03/09/2014 2:59:24 PM PDT · by Gen.Blather · 28 replies
    Self | 3/9/2014 | Bern Pearson
    Freepers wanting to use this list to announce their latest book or a book giveaway, etc. Freepmail me. You got on this list by being intemperate enough to let me know you downloaded one of my novels. If you want off, mail me. If you want on, likewise. BTW, I’m new at this so your suggestions (other than the one about what I should do with my head) are appreciated.
  • Vanity: CPAC pumping money into Prince George's Co., Maryland...

    03/09/2014 11:58:44 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 42 replies
    SELF | SELF
    Personal Observation: For the second consecutive year, CPAC has held its annual conference at the National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, about 5-7 miles away from the U.S. Capitol. Oxon Hill is in Prince George's County, Maryland -- which is heavily Democrat and majority black in residents. CPAC attendees, legislators, staff, radio & TV personalities & their staff have been at National Harbor spending their money there for the past few days at restaurants, bars, pharmacies, gift shops, etc. Is the mainstream media going to report on how "mean, racist, bigot & homophobe Republicans and conservatives" are spending money in...
  • Miss Israel 2014 - Fat Girl Loses 65 Lbs, Wins Pageant (Vanity)

    03/09/2014 8:38:07 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 25 replies
  • Hitler's Super Gauge Train

    03/08/2014 9:28:41 AM PST · by varmintman · 66 replies
    On the off chance you might encounter people who don't understand why George Soros and Monsanto might want the Ukraine.... The official title of the tsars was "Tsar of all the Russias", meaning primarily 'Great Russia' (Russia), 'White Russia' (Belorus), and 'Little Russia' (Ukraine). That is the heart of the Slavic Orthodox world and Ukraine is the breadbasket of that world. The Ukraine could feed everybody from the Volga to the Atlantic and that in fact was Hitler's plan; the idea was to build a super-gauge train to haul foodstuffs from Ukraine to Europe and, as I read it at...
  • easiest way to get pics off a galaxy 3 android to print

    03/06/2014 12:54:53 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    myself ^ | 3-6-14 | TZ
    does someone make an adapter/cable to go from the phone port to a thumbdrive I can take to it to a photo kiosk to print?
  • Bee For Jesus

    03/05/2014 7:40:37 AM PST · by Revski · 2 replies
    Jimmy K. / Revski ^ | 3-5-2014 | Revski
    Singing of the song, Now I'm On The Way To Heaven, is by Church Family. Pray for me.
  • I got a donation request in the mail from "Americans For Responsible Solutions" PAC

    03/05/2014 5:25:20 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 27 replies
    me | 3-5-14 | TZ
    She's asking for money to fight the NRA and blah blah blah. I'm pretty sure a co-worker signed me up for their propaganda to be mailed to me. It came with a pre-paid return envelope. What should I send back? (it sure won't be money)
  • OBAMA JUST NOW On CNN: "Putin Will Realize He Is On The Wrong Side Of History!"

    03/03/2014 11:52:32 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 145 replies
    TCRLAF | 3-3-2014 | TCRLAF
    Christ, they must just be laughing hysterically at the Kremlin right now. They know he isn't going to do anything of any consequence. History is written by THE VICTORS, not ideological, rhetorical idiots. This is all for US Domestic consumption, to counter the appearance of being weak. The problem is, it's tough to walk back this kind of rhetoric.
  • Am I the only person who noticed this word has disappear from media narrative?

    03/02/2014 4:30:26 PM PST · by Trueblackman · 39 replies
    Vanity | 2 March 2014 | Trueblackman
    Has anyone else notice that since Putin called Obama's bluff on the Ukraine that the word, "invasion," which Obama warned Putin against has disappeared from the media's narrative and been replace by the word, "occupation?"
  • Recording youtube clips to DVD

    03/01/2014 9:33:05 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 22 replies
    muhself | 3-1-14 | TZ
    Wanting to record some "how-to" videos to a DVD disk for future use in a portable , battery-operated DVD play-only device. is there a way to do this and do so without signing up for a youtube account?
  • best high efficiency natural gas furnace ?

    02/28/2014 12:53:02 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 48 replies
    me | 2-28-14 | TZ
    I've never seen brands rated in Consumer Reports. Time for a new one and this winter only made it more apparent.
  • How far is Heaven ? There is a WAY ! Joyful worship and praise which confuses the enemy !

    02/27/2014 6:13:23 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    My kingdom is Joy construsted( trustfully constructed) in you, As you rejoice and praise me for all the things that I do! My joy "is" your strength but even more ! For literally it is Heaven's door, The very structure of of my kingdom's expanse, Taste it,then drink it :o===~~~ don't just take a glance, For truly it is my Spring rising up in you \o/ \8/ ( ( ( \8/ ) ) ), As you praise me in worship I shall renew \o/ , Every cell and essence of your body and soul, My spirit in you shall cause...
  • Satan Spoke Through Margaret Sanger

    02/27/2014 9:56:37 AM PST · by franky8 · 26 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3117950/posts
    Founder of Planned Parenthood Margaret Sanger, the alcoholic and Demerol addict, who spawned the International Planned Parenthood Federation, was a proponent of forced eugenics, segregation, abortion, birth control and sexual immorality. Here are some of her quotes. "The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it." Margaret Sanger, Founder of Planned Parenthood "Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race." Margaret Sanger, Founder of Planned Parenthood "We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro...
  • It’s NOT just the 2nd (second) Amendment for dummies time.

    02/25/2014 11:02:56 AM PST · by Stanwood_Dave · 34 replies
    2/25/14 | David Peter Guadalupe
    My Clif-Notes version first: 2nd (second) Amendment & See Article I, Section 8, paragraph 11 and the founders had both weapons of MASS DESTRUCTION (canons) and equal to today 2014, A-K 47’s FULLY AUTO in their personal possession, i.e., their superior hunting rifle’s. Although not FULLY AUTO, they did have in their possession the MOST ADVANCE[D] RIFLE’S of the time 1775-6. Oh, and those ADVANCE[D] RIFLE’S were used for hunting, both duck’s & British.
  • The Divine Office: Christ is our head, and the wise man keeps his eyes upon him

    02/24/2014 6:14:43 AM PST · by Catholic Examiner · 1 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 2/24/14 | Joseph Speranzella
    A sermon on Ecclesiastes by St Gregory of Nyssa We shall be blessed with clear vision if we keep our eyes fixed on Christ, for he, as Paul teaches, is our head, and there is in him no shadow of evil. Saint Paul himself and all who have reached the same heights of sanctity had their eyes fixed on Christ, and so have all who live and move and have their being in him. As no darkness can be seen by anyone surrounded by light, so no trivialities can capture the attention of anyone who has his eyes on Christ....
  • Any freepers have had an appendectomy?

    02/22/2014 11:23:26 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 54 replies
    me ^ | 2-22-14 | TurboZamboni
    What were your symptoms? What kind of surgery did you have? What kind of recovery time did you have?
  • Vanity: NRO Changes Posting Policy to Hide Negative Reactions to Establishment Columnists & Posters

    02/21/2014 9:08:20 PM PST · by Sideshow Bob · 150 replies
    Disqus ^ | February 21, 2014 | Sideshow Bob
    Well, the elitist establishment (dare I say RINO) editors over at National Review and National Review Online (NRO) have sunk to another new low in their continued attacks on conservatives. It's been bad enough that the NRO stable of writers have been cranking out multiple hit pieces (including 3 in a row from the normally lucid Dr. Thomas Sowell) attacking Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and the House/Senate Tea Party caucus, but NRO is now moving towards silencing conservative criticism of NRO's writers, columns and seminar RINO and libertarian posters. Don't get me wrong, I like posting and/or commenting on NRO...
  • LEGISLATION INTRODUCED TO CHANGE GPO'S NAME TO GOVERNMENT PUBLISHING OFFICE

    02/20/2014 6:13:48 AM PST · by Rodamala · 21 replies
    WASHINGTON –– Senators Amy Klobuchar and Saxby Chambliss introduced legislation to change the U.S. Government Printing Office’s (GPO) name to the Government Publishing Office. Link to legislation, Government Publishing Act of 2014, S. 1947: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-113s1947is/pdf/BILLS-113s1947is.pdf Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks has advocated for changing GPO's name in Congressional testimony and other public statements. The word "publishing" better reflects the current role that GPO plays in providing access to Government information in digital format through the agency's Federal Digital System, apps, and eBooks. Throughout GPO's 153-year history, the information needs of Congress, Federal agencies, and the public have evolved beyond only print...
  • The Divine Office: The Wisdom of God has mixed wine for us and set up a feast

    02/19/2014 6:07:00 AM PST · by Catholic Examiner · 1 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 2/19/14 | Joseph Speranzella
    The commentary on Proverbs by Procopius of Gaza Wisdom has built herself a house. God the Father’s Power, himself a person, has fashioned as his dwelling-place the whole world, in which he lives by his activity; and has fashioned man also, who was created to resemble God’s own image and likeness and has a nature which is partly seen and partly hidden from our eyes. And she has set up seven pillars. To man, who was made in the image of Christ when the rest of creation was completed, Wisdom gave the seven gifts of the Spirit to enable him...
  • The Divine Office: On the search for wisdom

    02/17/2014 8:36:25 AM PST · by Catholic Examiner · 1 replies
    the Examiner ^ | 2/17/14 | Joseph Speranzella
    From a sermon by Saint Bernard, abbot Let us work for the food which does not perish – our salvation. Let us work in the vineyard of the Lord to earn our daily wage in the wisdom which says: Those who work in me will not sin. Christ tells us: The field is the world. Let us work in it and dig up wisdom, its hidden treasure, a treasure we all look for and want to obtain. If you are looking for it, really look. Be converted and come. Converted from what? From your own wilfulness. “But,” you may say,...
  • Ten years after Oswald assasinated Kennedy Democrats became Marxist party.

    02/16/2014 3:44:15 PM PST · by cradle of freedom · 34 replies
    This just struck me like a bolt of lightning--if Oswald had more patience and was willing to wait about ten years he would have seen his dream come true of a Marxists state in the United States. The assasination was not even necessary to bring about the Marxist government that Oswald wanted. If Oswald were living today he would be holding pro-Obama signs and quite pleased with the direction this country is going in. The Marxists took over the Democrat Party in the seventies and today most Democrat voters don't even seem to be the wiser. They wept at Kennedy's...
  • "A Worthy Burden" - My Apologetic Story

    02/16/2014 3:48:45 PM PST · by matthewrobertolson · 16 replies
    Answering Protestants ^ | 16 February 2014 | Matthew Olson
    The Church is my greatest weight. Of course, the weight of over a billion souls would likely be rather large, especially post-McDonald's, so I suppose that nothing else is really comparable.What does this mean? In an age of moral relativism, instability, and self-gratification, much like the age of the Roman Empire prior to its Christian conversion, I found myself alone and empty after a scarring experience. So, I sought the counsel of philosophy and history – surely, men had answered my questions before! – and I was, after seemingly endless struggles with myself and others, eventually comforted. The Church became...
  • The Divine Office: The pre-eminence of love

    02/15/2014 8:22:30 AM PST · by Catholic Examiner · 1 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 2/15/14 | Joseph Speranzella
    From a sermon by Blessed Isaac of Stella, abbot Why, my brethren, are we so little concerned with finding opportunities to advance each other’s salvation, responding to greater need with greater help and bearing each other’s burdens? This is what St Paul advised: Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfil the law of Christ – or, again, forbearing each other in love. For that is most definitely the law of Christ. When I notice something wrong in my brother that cannot be corrected – either because it is inevitable or because it comes from some weakness of his in body...
  • The Divine Office: St. Cyril

    02/14/2014 6:26:23 AM PST · by Catholic Examiner · 1 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 2/14/14 | Joseph Speranzella
    From an Old Slavonic Life of Constantine Constantine, already burdened by many hardships, became ill. At one point during his extended illness, he experienced a vision of God and began to sing this verse: “My spirit rejoiced and my heart exulted because they told me we shall go into the house of the Lord.” Afterward he remained dressed in the vestments that were to be venerated later, and rejoiced for an entire day, saying: “From now on, I am not the servant of the emperor or of any man on earth, but of almighty God alone. Before, I was dead,...
  • More New Music - Get out of the oldies rut!!

    02/13/2014 8:29:59 AM PST · by Notary Sojac · 86 replies
    vanity | 13 Feb 2014 | Notary Sojac
    Snowbound today, so it's time for a new "new music" thread. As before, I'll kick it off with three bands primarily active in the 21st century, and welcome any and all feedback (except as mentioned below).This will be a continuing series of posts, every month or so. If you want to be pinged, please freepmail me.If you think all this sucks and would rather listen to Zep or the Stones, I've already heard from you - please feel to start your own thread!!Dropkick Murphys - They've been described as the love child of the Pogues and AC/DC, I think that's...
  • The Divine Office: Let Christ take shape within you

    02/13/2014 5:41:02 AM PST · by Catholic Examiner · 2 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 2/13/14 | Joseph Speranzella
    St Augustine's Exposition on Galatians St Paul says, Be like me – who, though I was born a Jew, have learnt through spiritual insight to look down on things of the body – as I have become like you – that is, I am a man. Next he very properly reminds them of his love for them, so that they should not think that he is their enemy. My brethren, hear me: you have never done me harm – implying, ‘do not therefore think that I mean to do you any harm’. My children, he adds – so that they...
  • The Common Denominator in American Politics Today

    02/12/2014 10:56:44 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 1 replies
    IFB ^ | 2/12/14
    What is REAL and REALITY today in American politics and in Washington D.C.? Well... that a good question, but in all honesty who will "really" hear the ETERNAL REALITY?? The constant bickering, lying, slandering, lawlessness and politics of the Left is now become dominate and has overtaken the American people. The dominate Left with their media has greatly intimidated and cowered those in the Moderate run Republican party. What about conservatives? Well... they are fighting with a great passion but it is not enough to turn the tide and are losing the battle as did those of the Alamo. Oh...
  • The Divine Office: Abraham's Sacrifice

    02/11/2014 5:48:33 AM PST · by Catholic Examiner · 3 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 2/11/14 | Joseph Speranzella
    Origen's homilies on Genesis Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering, loaded it on Isaac, and carried in his own hands the fire and the knife. Then the two of them set out together. Isaac himself carries the wood for his own holocaust: this is a figure of Christ. For Christ carried the burden of the cross himself, and yet to carry the wood for the holocaust is really the duty of the priest. So Christ is then both victim and priest. This is the meaning of the expression: they set out together. For when Abraham, who was to...
  • The Divine Office: Saint Scholastica

    02/10/2014 7:58:05 AM PST · by Catholic Examiner · 4 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 2/10/14 | Joseph Speranzella
    From the books of Dialogues by Saint Gregory the Great, pope Scholastica, the sister of Saint Benedict, had been consecrated to God from her earliest years. She was accustomed to visiting her brother once a year. He would come down to meet her at a place on the monastery property, not far outside the gate. One day she came as usual and her saintly brother went with some of his disciples; they spent the whole day praising God and talking of sacred things. As night fell they had supper together. Their spiritual conversation went on and the hour grew late....
  • The Divine Office: Without the Creator the creature would disappear.

    02/08/2014 9:20:24 AM PST · by Catholic Examiner · 1 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 2/8/14 | Joseph Speranzella
    Vatican II, 'Gaudium et Spes' Just as it proceeds from man, so human activity is ordered toward man. For when a man works, he not only alters things and society, he develops himself as well. He learns much, he cultivates his resources, he goes outside himself and beyond himself. Rightly understood, this kind of growth is of greater value than any external riches which can be obtained. A man is more precious for what he is than for what he has. Similarly, all that men do to obtain greater justice, wider brotherhood, a more humane disposition of social relationships has...
  • *Vanity* I have a safe deposit box key, now what? *Vanity*

    02/07/2014 12:33:10 PM PST · by null and void · 62 replies
    nully | 7 Feb 14 | nully
    Since FReepers know everything... Amongst my late father's effects we found a safe deposit box key. Little blue envelope, a box number hand written on the flap, nothing to identify which bank or branch. Is there some way short of going to each of the thousands of banks in a hundred mile radius to determine where the box might be?