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  • Citing Abortion Views, DC Restaurant Boots Pro-Life Group

    01/13/2022 7:16:19 PM PST · by marshmallow · 39 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 1/13/22 | Katie Yoder
    Saying it “stands firmly” in support of legalized abortion, a Washington, D.C. restaurant has canceled a pro-life group’s booking for its annual “March for Life Breakfast.”The group, Democrats for Life of America, scheduled the event at the K Street location of Busboys and Poets, a restaurant-bookstore chain, to coincide with the 49th annual March for Life on Jan. 21. “When our team learned the fundraising nature of the event in question, the decision was made to cancel it and refund all deposits to the event organizer,” a spokeswoman for Busboys and Poets told CNA. The chain “stands firmly on the...
  • NASA has hired a Catholic priest to help humans prepare for alien encounters

    12/26/2021 6:49:57 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 98 replies
    rifnote ^ | 12/26/2021 | DAVID SIDMAN
    In a rather bizarre move, NASA has recruited a British priest to prepare the religious for the discovery of alien life as space agencies claim to be getting closer to discovering evidence that life exists outside of planet earth reports The Times. Reverend Dr. Andrew Davison, a priest and theology professor at the University of Cambridge, is among 24 theologians who participated in a program sponsored by NASA at the space agency’s Center for Theological Inquiry (CTI) at Princeton University. The theologians attempted to assess how major religions would react to news of alien life being found. A NASA expert...
  • NASA 'looks to the heavens' for help: Agency enlists 24 theologians to assess how the world would react to the discovery of alien life on distant planets and how it might change our perception of gods and creation

    12/24/2021 2:23:46 PM PST · by aimhigh · 121 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 12/24/2021 | By STACY LIBERATORE
    NASA is looking to the heavens for help with assessing how humans will react if alien life is found on other planets and how the discovery could impact our ideas of gods and creation. The agency is hiring 24 theologians to take part in its program at the Center for Theological Inquiry (CTI) at Princeton University in New Jersey, which NASA gave a $1.1 million grant to in 2014.CTI is described as building 'bridges of under understanding by convening theologians, scientists, scholars, and policymakers to think together - and inform public thinking - on global concerns.'
  • Neanderthals May Have Taught Humans to Join a "Cult" 130,000 Years Ago

    12/20/2021 12:48:47 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    Inverse ^ | April 29, 2019 | Sarah Sloat
    Another sort of human once lived in the Altai Mountains as well... the Neanderthals. In a study titled “Neanderthals and the cult of the Sun Bird,” published this month in Quaternary Science Reviews, a team of anthropologists reveals that Neanderthals trapped and hunted golden eagles at least 130,000 years ago. Arguably, this means that Neanderthals were the first humans to practice catching these eagles with seven-foot wingspans, a behavior that the researchers think modern humans later learned from Neanderthals.After combing through previous research on sites where Neanderthals lived, the four-person team — three of which are a family of scientists...
  • Major Kabalistic Leader Predicts Star of Jacob as early as Adar (Feb 12-March 13)

    02/11/2021 10:10:03 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 21 replies
    Israel365News ^ | 2/10/21 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    A recent video claimed that a major Hasidic leader in Jerusalem stated that the prophesied Star of Jacob, referred to in some circles as Nibiru, will begin to affect the Earth as of this week. REBBE OF LELOV: NIBIRU WILL BEGIN IN THE MONTH OF ADAR A video published on Tuesday presented a Hebrew-language audio of an anonymous man who claimed to have heard directly from Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchak Biderman, the current Grand Rabbi of the Lelov sect of Hasidic Judaism based in Jerusalem, confirming the predictions made by Yuval Ovadia, an Israeli filmmaker who has made several award-winning films...
  • What Today’s Brands Can Learn From Mythological Stories

    11/22/2021 5:28:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | Nov 19, 2021 | Jeff Bradford
    Western culture is built on foundational myths, many from the ancient Greeks, who built an amazing collection of stories to explain who we are and why we think and feel the way we do. That is, they contain the seeds of modern psychology, which may be why two of the founders of psychology — Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung — often used Greek myths to illustrate the concepts about the mind they were exploring. Creating a brand is fundamentally about understanding what makes consumers tick — knowing where the buttons are that tap into our unconscious so that we identify...
  • Catholic University of America Removes Abortion from Health Plan

    11/15/2021 7:07:41 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 3/12/21 | Matt Lamb
    Contacted Aetna only after College Fix reportThe Catholic University of America apologized for including abortion in its health coverage plan for students for three years. It said it has contacted provider Aetna to make the change. The change came after The College Fix published a story about the D.C. university’s inclusion of abortion coverage for the past three years. The university told The Fix after publication of the first article that it did not “provide abortion in [the] health plan.” “The Catholic University of America is committed to defending life at every stage, and we work hard to live out...
  • Sanhedrin Begins To Prepare Oil To Anoint King Messiah/kohen Gadol

    11/09/2021 4:38:39 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 9 replies
    Israel365News ^ | 11/8/21 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    After an exhaustive study into the details surrounding the oil used to anoint the Kohen Gadol (High Priest) and kings of Israel, the Sanhedrin is moving forward to prepare enough to anoint the Messiah from the House of David who, when he returns, will rule over Israel in the Messianic era. The anointing oil was described in the Bible to be used in the consecration of the Tabernacle: Make of this a sacred anointing oil, a compound of ingredients expertly blended, to serve as sacred anointing oil. Exodus 30:25 (snip) Rabbi Hillel Weiss, the spokesman for the Sanhedrin, announced the...
  • Miami-Dade lawmakers slam Pope, Catholic Church for weak response to Cuba protes

    11/02/2021 7:15:51 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | November 1, 2021 | Jesse Scheckner
    Miami-Dade lawmakers slam Pope, Catholic Church for weak response to Cuba protestsThe Cuban people 'have been met with apathy from the highest levels of the Church hierarchy.'Three members of Congress from Miami-Dade have called out leadership within the Roman Catholic Church for its weak response to human rights protests in Cuba.In a joint letter Friday to Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the Vatican’s apostolic nuncio to the United States, Republican Reps. Mario Díaz-Balart, Carlos Giménez and María Elvira Salazar expressed “profound disappointment” that Pope Francis has not condemned the Cuban regime’s “egregious abuses of the Cuban people” or expressed solidarity with the...
  • Did a ‘mafia’ of liberal cardinals pressure Benedict to resign?

    10/29/2021 10:14:00 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    The Spectator ^ | October 29, 2021 | Damian Thompson
    Did a ‘mafia’ of liberal cardinals pressure Benedict to resign?In this episode of Holy Smoke, I interview Julia Meloni, author of The St Gallen Mafia: Exposing the Secret Reformist Group Within the Church. It's the first detailed study of the self-described 'mafia' of liberal cardinals who worked tirelessly to prevent and then undermine the pontificate of Benedict XVI. The book contains many disconcerting revelations, and also well-sourced speculation that the group's founder, the Jesuit scholar Cardinal Martini of Milan, may have visited Benedict shortly before his own death in order to pressure him to resign. By 2013, when that happened,...
  • New book suggests St. Gallen Mafia agreement may have led to Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation

    10/25/2021 9:53:34 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 25, 2021 | Maike Hickson
    New book suggests St. Gallen Mafia agreement may have led to Pope Benedict XVI’s resignationAuthor Julia Meloni tells us that Martini's own confessor claimed that Benedict's resignation had been “scripted since his pontificate's beginning – because Martini had shifted his votes to Ratzinger at the 2005 Conclave."(LifeSiteNews) — The American scholar and columnist Julia Meloni has just published her long-awaited, excellent, and deeply researched history of the Sankt Gallen Mafia, a group of progressive bishops regularly meeting in Switzerland and plotting to further revolutionize the Catholic Church. The Sankt Gallen Mafia: Exposing the Secret Reformist Group Within the Church tells...
  • Jamaican preacher Kevin O. Smith, parishioners arrested for alleged human sacrifices

    10/23/2021 7:11:15 PM PDT · by Trillian · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 23, 2021 | Paula Froelich
    A Jamaican preacher and 41 of his congregants were arrested last week after two people were killed during an alleged “human sacrifice.” Kevin O. Smith, a self-proclaimed “prophet,” and the church members were arrested for slitting the throats of 39-year-old office worker Tanecka Gardner and an unidentified man. Friends told the Jamaica Observer Gardner had been buying “essentials” in the weeks before her death, as Smith told his congregants that a flood was about to sweep in. “Even recently, she has been stocking up on kerosene oil and cooking oil,” a friend told the Observer. “She told me that the...
  • GOP congressman ends floor speech with 'Let's go, Brandon' Florida Rep. Bill Posey signed off with fist pump

    10/23/2021 9:02:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 70 replies ^ | 10/22/2021 | WND new service
    A Republican congressman ended a floor speech on Thursday by saying, "Let's go, Brandon!" – elevating a clean version of a popular anti-Biden chant. Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., took to the House floor on Thursday and blasted President Biden’s Build Back Better economic agenda as being unable to "pass a straight-face test." "Based on the false promise that he would unify America, President Biden got into the Oval Office," the congressman said. "And my friends on the other side of the aisle gained a razor-thin majority in the House and Senate." ("But you know, we know, we all know, everybody...
  • Peter Hitchens quotes UK politician suggesting an amendment ensuring that Catholics should be able to receive the sacrament, whether at a crime scene or in a care home

    10/18/2021 11:31:17 AM PDT · by RandFan · 6 replies
    twitter ^ | Oct 18 | Peter Hitchens
    @ClarkeMicah Dignified and strong from Labour MP Mike Kane.'Catholics believe that extreme unction helps guide the soul to God after death' . Suggests an Amess amendment ensuring that Catholics should be able to receive the sacrament, whether at a crime scene or in a care home. Clip...
  • Swiss documentary on Afghanistan: Pakistani, Saudi engineers helped destroy Buddhas

    03/19/2006 7:39:19 AM PST · by ncountylee · 14 replies · 623+ views
    dailytimes ^ | March 19, 2006 | Khalid Hasan
    WASHINGTON: The Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan were destroyed by the Taliban with the help of Pakistani and Saudi engineers. According to an account published here on Saturday, a local Afghan told the makers of a Swiss documentary on the giant statues which had stood there, carved in the side of a mountain for hundreds of years, had been destroyed by engineers from Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. The dynamiting of the statues took place in March 2001. Swiss documentary filmmaker Christian Frei, who has made several documentaries that have won praise at various international film festivals, shot ‘The Giant Buddhas’ in...
  • Ancient Greek Buddhists

    10/15/2021 10:59:18 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 15, 2021 | toldinstone
    For more than two centuries, much of northern India was ruled by Greek kings. Eventually, these kings and many of their Greek subjects converted to Buddhism, with far-reaching historical consequences.Chapters:0:00 Introduction1:16 Alexander in India2:00 The Indo-Greek Kingdom3:28 Buddhism in Mauryan India4:18 Greek converts to Buddhism5:41 Contacts between India and the Roman Empire6:46 Buddhism in classical texts7:32 Buddhism and Greek Skepticism8:27 The Greek influence on Buddhist art9:54 Conclusion
  • 13 October 1917: the Day the Sun Danced

    10/13/2021 9:53:07 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 13th October
    13th October 1917 Fatima, Portugal Estimates of the number of people present range from 30,000 and 40,000, by Avelino de Almeida writing for the Portuguese newspaper O Século,[15] to 100,000, estimated by lawyer Dr. José Almeida Garrett, the son of a professor of natural sciences at the University of Coimbra.[16][17] Various claims have been made as to what actually happened during the event. According to many witnesses, after a period of rain, the dark clouds broke and the Sun appeared as an opaque, spinning disc in the sky. It was said to be significantly duller than normal, and to cast...
  • Jessie Duplantis says the reason Jesus hasn’t returned yet, is because people aren’t giving money as they should

    09/26/2021 2:36:46 PM PDT · by DFG · 90 replies
    End Time Headlines ^ | 09/26/2021 | Ricky Scaparo
    An Evangelical pastor in the US has said people can “speed up” the process of Jesus returning to earth by donating more money to congregations. Speaking during a live TV program Victorython, right-wing evangelical pastor, Jesse Duplantis, said: “I honestly believe this – the reason why Jesus hasn’t come is because people are not giving the way God told them to give.” “When you understand this, you can speed up the time,” he continued. Pastor Duplantis leads Covenant Church in Louisiana and is the founder of Jesse Duplantis Ministries.
  • Thousands of High School Students across America Bow Heads to Pray in Unison

    09/24/2021 7:26:17 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 14 replies
    NN ^ | 09-24-21 | Jack Murphy
    Earlier this week, America's students began praying at the annual "See You at the Pole" event. The event marked the 21st year of the student-led event, which took place at school flagpoles before class. The 2021 theme came from the New Testament:
  • Prominent Christian Author Josh McDowell steps back from ministry after controversial remarks on black families

    09/23/2021 6:20:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/23/2021 | Michael Gryboski
    Josh McDowell speaks at Talbot Chapel at Biola University in CaliforniaProminent Christian author and apologist Josh McDowell announced that he will step away from his ministry work and speaking events for the time being after making controversial remarks about minorities and education.In a statement posted Wednesday afternoon to his Twitter account, the 82-year-old said that the backlash from his recent comments at the American Association of Christian Counselors conference on Saturday led him to conclude that he had to step away from his ministry efforts for a time."It has become clear to me, along with Cru leadership, that I need...