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  • Meet the police officer who was murdered just before Christmas – right after the American Civil War

    03/07/2022 4:12:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Law Enforcement Today ^ | March 7, 2022 | Sheriff Scott Rose
    Mathew Hamilton, a native of Ireland, had immigrated to Winona Minnesota and was serving as the Night Watch, a special policeman at the depot of the Winona and St. Peter Railroad just north of Lake Winona on East Mark Street. It was December 2nd, 1874. The beginning of the 4th coldest December Minnesotan’s had ever experienced. The country was in the last few years of the Reconstruction Era following the American Civil War, and Republican President Ulysses S. Grant was fighting for the protection of African Americans in the South through the use of the Enforcement Act passed by Congress....
  • Dear Fellow Priests – Holy Christmas 2021

    01/23/2022 5:02:48 AM PST · by JosephJames · 1 replies
    Spiritual Food Blogspot ^ | January 7, 2022 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    The following email was sent to the more than 150 priests of the diocese of Perugia, Italy, on December 24, 2021. Dear fellow priest, With the coronavirus, we see each other seldom, and with the social distancing, we speak with each other very little! Thus we share very little of our thoughts as priests in the same diocese! I would like to, at least in this occasion of Christmas, to share with you some of my thoughts that are very much on my heart. (Note: When pasting this document into Free Republic, it seems that most of the special formatting...
  • Bidenflation Stole Christmas: December Retail Sales Crash as High Prices and Shortages Weigh on Consumers

    01/14/2022 9:20:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    https://www.breitbart.com ^ | 14 JANUARY 2022 | JOHN CARNEY
    Retail sales in the U.S. declined sharply in December, indicating that the worst inflation in decades is hitting consumers harder than analysts expected. Total retail sales dropped 1.9 percent in December, typically a month of robust holiday shopping, Commerce Department data showed Friday. The figures are not adjusted for inflation, suggesting that price-adjusted purchases were even weaker. The Consumer Price Index rose 0.5 percent in December. The results were far worse than analysts expected. The median estimate by analysts was for sales to be flat to down just one-tenth of a percentage point. Retail sales were better than expected in...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 10-Jan-2022

    01/10/2022 4:27:22 AM PST · by annalex · 12 replies
    January 10, 2022 Monday of week 1 in Ordinary Time Pala d'Oro (Italian, "Golden Pall" or "Golden Cloth") high altar retable of the Basilica di San Marco in Venice Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: Green.First reading1 Samuel 1:1-8 ©Hannah's rival taunts her for being barrenThere was a man of Ramathaim, a Zuphite from the highlands of Ephraim whose name was Elkanah son of Jeroham, son of Elihu, son of Tohu, son of Zuph, an Ephraimite. He had two wives, one called Hannah, the other Peninnah; Peninnah had children but Hannah had none. Every year this man used to go up from...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 9-Jan-2022; The Baptism of the Lord

    01/09/2022 7:52:20 AM PST · by annalex · 12 replies
    Sunday 9 January 2022 The Baptism of the Lord Hidden Catholic Church Our Lord in the Attic Museum, Amsterdam Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: White.First readingIsaiah 40:1-5,9-11 ©The glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all mankind shall see it‘Console my people, console them’says your God.‘Speak to the heart of Jerusalemand call to herthat her time of service is ended,that her sin is atoned for,that she has received from the hand of the Lorddouble punishment for all her crimes.’A voice cries, ‘Prepare in the wildernessa way for the Lord.Make a straight highway for our Godacross the desert.Let every valley be...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 8-Jan-2022

    01/08/2022 8:56:32 AM PST · by annalex · 10 replies
    Saturday 8 January 2022 Cathedral of Saint Michael and Saint Gudula, Brussels Readings at MassThe readings shown here are for places where the Epiphany is celebrated on Thursday 6 January.If you are celebrating the Epiphany on Sunday 2 January this year then these are not the right readings. To see the right readings, you need to set this web site to use your own local calendar. On this web page, find the list of dates. After the last date there is a heading which says “Calendar Used”. Click on the calendar name below this heading, and choose your local calendar...
  • Orthodox Christian Christmas: Russia, Ukraine, Serbia among countries celebrating on January 7

    01/07/2022 8:54:49 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 21 replies
    Greek City Times ^ | Jan 7, 2022
    In some Eastern European and Middle Eastern countries, Christmas is officially celebrated on January 7. That is because numerous Orthodox Christian churches follow the Julian calendar for religious celebrations. The Julian calendar runs 13 days behind the Gregorian calendar, the standard international calendar in use today. The Julian calendar took effect under the reign of Julius Caesar in 45BC. In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII created a new calendar to correct the discrepancy between calendar time and calculated astronomical time. It became known as the Gregorian calendar. But to begin with, only Catholic countries adopted the changes and Orthodox Christian countries...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 7-Jan-2022

    01/07/2022 8:05:15 AM PST · by annalex · 13 replies
    Friday 7 January 2022 St. Raymond of Peñafort Catholic Church Springfield, VA Readings at MassThe readings shown here are for places where the Epiphany is celebrated on Thursday 6 January.If you are celebrating the Epiphany on Sunday 2 January this year then these are not the right readings. To see the right readings, you need to set this web site to use your own local calendar. On this web page, find the list of dates. After the last date there is a heading which says “Calendar Used”. Click on the calendar name below this heading, and choose your local...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 6-Jan-2022;

    01/06/2022 2:21:09 AM PST · by Cronos · 15 replies
    Universalis/Jerusalem Bible ^ | 6 January 2022 | God inspired
    January 6th, 2021 St. Mary's Cathedral and Basilica, seat of the Syro-Malabar diocese in Kochi, Kerala. Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: White The readings shown here are for places where the Epiphany is celebrated on Sunday 2 January. First reading1 John 4:19-5:4 ©Anyone who loves God must also love his brotherWe are to love,because God loved us first.Anyone who says, ‘I love God’,and hates his brother,is a liar,since a man who does not love the brother that he can seecannot love God, whom he has never seen.So this is the commandment that he has given us,that anyone who loves God must...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 5-Jan-2022; Memorial of St. John Neuman

    01/05/2022 12:31:36 AM PST · by Cronos · 12 replies
    January 5th, 2021 Memorial of St. John Neuman St. John Neumann Church, Sunbury, Ohio Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: White The readings shown here are for places where the Epiphany is celebrated on Sunday 2 January.Readings for the feriaReadings for the memorialThese are the readings for the feriaFirst reading1 John 4:11-18 ©As long as we love one another God's love will be complete in usMy dear people,since God has loved us so much,we too should love one another.No one has ever seen God;but as long as we love one anotherGod will live in usand his love will be complete in us.We...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 4-Jan-2022; Memorial of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

    01/04/2022 1:15:56 AM PST · by Cronos · 13 replies
    January 4th, 2021 Memorial of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Houston, TX Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: White The readings shown here are for places where the Epiphany is celebrated on Sunday 2 January.Readings for the feriaReadings for the memorialThese are the readings for the feriaFirst reading1 John 4:7-10 ©Let us love one another, since love comes from GodMy dear people,let us love one anothersince love comes from Godand everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God.Anyone who fails to love can never have known God,because God is love.God’s love for us was revealedwhen God...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 3-Jan-2022;

    01/03/2022 12:33:59 AM PST · by Cronos · 13 replies
    Universalis/Jerusalem Bible ^ | 3 January 2021 | God inspired
    January 3rd, 2021 The Most Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral of the Most Holy Name, Mumbai, India Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: White The readings shown here are for places where the Epiphany is celebrated on Sunday 2 January.First reading1 John 3:22-4:6 ©The Son of God has come and given us the power to know the true GodWhatever we ask God,we shall receive,because we keep his commandmentsand live the kind of life that he wants.His commandments are these:that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christand that we love one anotheras he told us to.Whoever keeps his commandmentslives in...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 2-Jan-2022;

    01/02/2022 1:53:40 AM PST · by Cronos · 17 replies
    Universalis/Jerusalem Bible ^ | 2 January 2022 | God inspired
    January 2nd, 2021 2nd Sunday of Christmas St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Jacksonville, Florida Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: White First readingEcclesiasticus 24:1-2,8-12 ©From eternity, in the beginning, God created wisdomWisdom speaks her own praises, in the midst of her people she glories in herself.She opens her mouth in the assembly of the Most High, she glories in herself in the presence of the Mighty One;‘Then the creator of all things instructed me, and he who created me fixed a place for my tent.He said, “Pitch your tent in Jacob, make Israel your inheritance.”From eternity, in the beginning, he created me, and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 1-Jan-2022;

    01/01/2022 3:36:36 AM PST · by Cronos · 10 replies
    Universalis/Jerusalem Bible ^ | 1 January 2022 | God inspired
    January 1st, 2021 St. Florian's chapel, Sanok, Poland Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: White First readingNumbers 6:22-27 ©They are to call down my name on the sons of Israel, and I will bless themThe Lord spoke to Moses and said, ‘Say this to Aaron and his sons: “This is how you are to bless the sons of Israel. You shall say to them: May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord let his face shine on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord uncover his face to you and bring you peace.”This is how they are...
  • Lets Go Brandon. Do you agree? Joe Biden does.

    12/31/2021 4:54:18 PM PST · by know.your.why · 9 replies
    self | 12/31/2021 | Self
    Had to say it. On Christmas Eve, Brandon gave me the most memorable Christmas present of 2021. Thanks Joe.
  • "Mary and Joseph, Did You Know?" (Sermon for the Second Sunday after Christmas, on Luke 2:40-52)

    12/31/2021 3:07:35 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 14 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | January 2, 2022 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Mary and Joseph, Did You Know?” (Luke 2:40-52) Every year when the radio stations start playing Christmas music--like, when, around November 1? And then they stop playing Christmas music right on Christmas Day, when the Christmas season is just beginning, when there are eleven more days of Christmas still to go. But I digress. So, when the radio stations start playing Christmas music, there’s a song you will hear--oh, about 157 times--called “Mary, Did You Know?” And every time I hear it, I want to shout back at the radio, “Yes, of course she knew! The angel Gabriel told her!”...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 31-Dec-2021;

    12/31/2021 2:17:46 PM PST · by annalex · 14 replies
    Friday 31 December 2021 7th day within the octave of Christmas St. Sylvester - Gulf Breeze, FL Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: White.First reading1 John 2:18-21 ©You have been anointed by the Holy OneChildren, these are the last days;you were told that an Antichrist must come,and now several antichrists have already appeared;we know from this that these are the last days.Those rivals of Christ came out of our own number, but they had never really belonged;if they had belonged, they would have stayed with us;but they left us, to prove that not one of themever belonged to us.But you have...
  • Walking in a Fauci Wonderland

    12/31/2021 2:47:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 31, 2021 | Brian C. Joondeph, M.D.
    Leading up to the Christmas holidays, we were treated to incessant Christmas songs, one of which is Winter Wonderland. This year, instead of Santa Claus handing out presents in a winter wonderland, we had Dr Anthony Fauci handing out threats of another year of bah and humbug. The above song lyrics can be modified this year in honor of Dr Fauci, “He’ll say, are you vaxxed? We’ll say no man. So you can stay at home all alone.” Dr Fauci said just that, telling Americans to disinvite unvaccinated family and friends from gathering, instead staying home, all to avoid the...
  • Trying to Banish Christ at Christmastime

    12/30/2021 7:29:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 30, 2021 | Jerry Newcombe
    For almost 30 years, a group called Wreaths Across America has honored America’s military dead by voluntarily placing wreaths at their graves. But just in time for Christmas this year, a secularist legal group raised a stink about this attempt to honor the memory of America’s fallen. And they’ve also (temporarily) shut down Bible verses on military dog-tags. They did this because of their false, but popular, misreading of the First Amendment. In an interview with Fox News(12/14/21) Mikey Weinstein, founder and president of the Military Religious Freedom foundation, said that placing the wreaths is “like carpet-bombing…That looks like it's...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 30-Dec-2021;

    12/30/2021 5:43:05 AM PST · by annalex · 13 replies
    Thursday 30 December 2021 6th day within the octave of Christmas St Mary and St Egwin Evesham, Worcestershire, UK Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: White.First reading1 John 2:12-17 ©Observance of the will of GodI am writing to you, my own children,whose sins have already been forgiven through his name;I am writing to you, fathers,who have come to know the onewho has existed since the beginning;I am writing to you, young men,who have already overcome the Evil One;I have written to you, children,because you already know the Father;I have written to you, fathers,because you have come to know the onewho has existed...