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  • 'Jagannath returned favor to Donald Trump by saving his life': ISKCON official recalls ex-President's big help for New York Ratha Yatra

    07/18/2024 3:10:26 PM PDT · by libh8er · 57 replies
    India Times ^ | 7.15.2024 | Staff
    After narrowly surviving an assassination attempt, former US President Donald Trump attributed his survival to divine intervention, urging Americans to stay resilient. The frontrunner in the US presidential race was struck in the ear by a gunman during a campaign rally in Pennsylvania. The attack on Trump and his survival, coinciding with the Jagannath Ratha Yatra celebrations, has led many in ISKCON to see this as an instance of divine intervention, bringing back memories of Trump’s connection with the festival nearly fifty years ago. A top official of ISKCON, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, recalled Trump’s involvement with the...
  • Zen Buddhism

    07/02/2024 7:07:09 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 40 replies ^ | none given | Britannica
    Zen, important school of East Asian Buddhism that constitutes the mainstream monastic form of Mahayana Buddhism in China, Korea, and Vietnam and accounts for approximately 20 percent of the Buddhist temples in Japan. The word derives from the Sanskrit dhyana, meaning “meditation.” Central to Zen teaching is the belief that awakening can be achieved by anyone but requires instruction in the proper forms of spiritual cultivation by a master. In modern times, Zen has been identified especially with the secular arts of medieval Japan (such as the tea ceremony, ink painting, and gardening) and with any spontaneous expression of artistic...
  • Sejanus

    06/30/2024 11:04:02 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    World History Encyclopedia ^ | April 20, 2017 | Giacomo Presciuttini
    Sejanus' Fall...Tiberius soon grew suspicious of his minister's ambitions... he acted slyly: he began promising Sejanus even greater honours, and probably also allowed him to marry Livilla; in the meantime, he began showing indirectly that the praefect had lost his favour. For example, he left the consulship in May and forced Sejanus to do the same; he began criticizing some of Sejanus' friends while praising others; and in his letters to the Senate, he stopped including Sejanus' titles. He began showing affection for his nephews Gaius (better known as Caligula), the last surviving son of Germanicus, and Tiberius Gemellus, Drusus'...
  • 1,600-year-old papyrus fragment contains earliest account of Jesus’ childhood

    06/27/2024 4:19:51 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 47 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 25 June 2024 | Gavriel Fiske
    A small, 1,600-year-old papyrus fragment discovered in a German archive has been revealed to contain the earliest known copy of the Infancy Gospel of Thomas, an early Christian text describing the childhood of Jesus that once enjoyed enormous popularity but was not canonized into the New Testament.
  • Newly deciphered manuscript is oldest written record of Jesus’ childhood: ‘Extraordinary’

    06/13/2024 4:02:54 PM PDT · by Twotone · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 11, 2024 | Andrew Court
    A newly deciphered manuscript dating back more than 1,600 years has been identified as the earliest known account of Jesus Christ’s childhood. The manuscript, written on papyrus in either the 4th or 5th century, had been stored at a library in Hamburg, Germany, for decades and was long believed to be an insignificant document. However, two experts have now decoded the text and say it is the earliest surviving copy of the Infancy Gospel of Thomas. “The papyrus fragment is of extraordinary interest for research,” Lajos Berkes, a theology lecturer and one of the two men who deciphered the document,...
  • UNBELIEVABLE: Experts Discover Oldest Written Record of Jesus Christ’s Childhood, Revealing an Amazing Miracle Not in the Bible

    06/12/2024 9:41:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 94 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jun. 12, 2024 | Cullen Linebarger
    Experts in Germany have uncovered a deciphered manuscript that has been determined to be the oldest record of Jesus Christ’s childhood. As CBS News reported, the 1,600-year-old document had been stored in a university library in Hamburg, Germany, for decades. It was ignored until Dr. Lajos Berkes, from Germany’s Institute for Christianity and Antiquity at Humboldt University in Berlin, and professor Gabriel Nocchi Macedo from Belgium’s University of Liège looked it over and revealed it as the earliest surviving copy of the “Infancy Gospel of Thomas,” a document detailing Jesus Christ’s childhood. The two experts said in a news release...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Gays in the seminary, pope eats his words

    06/04/2024 6:28:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Daily Compass ^ | June 4, 2024 | Riccardo Cascioli
    [Catholic Caucus] Gays in the seminary, pope eats his wordsAfter the remark on ‘faggotry’ in the priesthood, a sensational turn by Pope Francis: he encourages an aspiring gay seminarian not to give up. An inconceivable contradiction, which turns into a victory for the LGBT lobby.By now it can't even be called a surprise. After the uproar caused by the remark about the ‘atmosphere of faggotry’ in seminaries and among priests, obviously, the gay lobby could not sit idly by. So first a BBC report broke on a young Sicilian gay man who claims he was subjected to reparative therapies resembling...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis reportedly tells homosexual man thrown out of seminary: ‘Go forward with your vocation’

    06/04/2024 1:14:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 4, 2024 | Andreas Wailzer
    [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis reportedly tells homosexual man thrown out of seminary: ‘Go forward with your vocation’According to Italian media reports, Pope Francis wrote a letter to a young man dismissed from a seminary for homosexuality, telling him to ‘go ahead with your vocation’ in contradiction to Catholic teaching.Pope Francis reportedly told a man who was dismissed from a seminary for being a practicing homosexual to “go forward with your vocation.”According to the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero, 22-year-old Lorenzo Michele Noè Caruso received a letter from Francis in response to an email that Caruso sent the pontiff about the pope’s...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Gay man writes letter after Pope's statement – and gets a reply

    06/04/2024 8:53:03 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies ^ | June 3, 2024 |
    [Catholic Caucus] Gay man writes letter after Pope's statement – and gets a reply22-year-old had been expelled from seminaryGay man writes letter after Pope's statement – and gets a replyRome - The Pope's stance on social diversity was once again a topic of public debate following recent patronising statements. Now a young homosexual has published a letter in response from Francis.Published on 03.06.2024 at 11:51 – A homosexual man who was expelled from a seminary for this reason and turned to Pope Francis has received a response from the pontiff: "The Church must be open to all. Go ahead with...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Uses the “F word”: Tells Italian Bishops Not to Admit Gay Seminarians, because “there’s already too much faggotry” in the Church (Updated)

    05/28/2024 10:18:50 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 39 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | May 27, 2024 | New Catholic
    [Catholic Caucus] Pope Uses the “F word”: Tells Italian Bishops Not to Admit Gay Seminarians, because “there’s already too much faggotry” in the Church(Updated) “There's already too much 'faggotry'.” Pope Francis thus invites Italian bishops not to admit gay seminariansBy Iacopo ScaramuzziLa Repubblica May 27, 2024[Full article in Italian here] -From the Il Giornale/MSN version:Very harsh attack by Pope Francis against the presence of homosexuals in seminaries. In the closed-door meeting with the more than 200 Italian bishops that opened the General Assembly of the Italian Bishops' Conference on Monday in the Synod Hall, the Pontiff on this topic launched...
  • Pope Francis’s problem goes beyond vulgar language: The Catholic faithful would benefit from a spiritual leader who provided a little more light and less heat

    05/29/2024 8:33:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 05/29/2024 | Freddy Gray
    The Pope is only infallible when he speaks “ex cathedra” — i.e. when pronouncing on doctrinal matters of faith as Pontifex Maximus. So, last week, when Francis privately told a gathering of bishops that he opposed the ordination of homosexual priests because there was too much “frociaggine” — or faggotry — in the priesthood already, he was not speaking formally as the Vicar of Christ. Francis’s remarks inevitably caused anger within the LGBQT communities. Fabrizio Marrazzo, leader of the Italian Gay Party, accused the Pope of “backsliding on gay rights.” The Vatican has duly apologized in a statement. It said:...
  • Pope used vulgar Italian word to refer to LGBT people, Italian newspapers report

    05/27/2024 3:42:47 PM PDT · by nwrep · 101 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 27, 2024 | Reuters
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis used a highly derogatory term towards the LGBT community as he reiterated in a closed-door meeting with Italian bishops that gay people should not be allowed to become priests, Italian media reported on Monday. La Repubblica and Corriere della Sera, Italy's largest circulation dailies, both quoted the pope as saying seminaries, or priesthood colleges, are already too full of "frociaggine", a vulgar Italian term roughly translating as "faggottness". The Vatican did not respond to a request for comment. La Repubblica attributed its story to several unspecified sources, while Corriere said it was backed up...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis Appoints Homosexualists to Shape Doctrine

    06/05/2024 9:00:41 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | June 5, 2024 | Julia Meloni
    [Catholic Caucus] Francis Appoints Homosexualists to Shape DoctrineRecently, Pope Francis appointed three new members of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith. Notably—according to the reporting of Vatican expert Edward Pentin—all three can be linked to concerning statements, actions, or alliances regarding the topic of homosexuality. The three prelates are Archbishop Bruno Forte, Cardinal Jose Tolentino de Mendonca, and Cardinal Marcello Semeraro.Archbishop Bruno ForteForte is well-known to those who followed the 2014-2015 Synods on the Family. In 2014, as the synod’s special secretary, Forte wrote a manipulated report on, among other things, the “precious support” found in same-sex relationships....
  • The Discovery Of ‘Mass Graves’ Of Indigenous Canadian Children Was Actually A Massive Hoax

    05/10/2024 9:32:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/10/2024 | John Daniel Davidson
    Three years after reports of indigenous mass graves triggered the torching or vandalism of 85-plus churches, no graves have been found.Three years ago, a major story broke in Canada that seemed to confirm every left-wing prejudice against Christians imaginable: A mass grave containing the remains of indigenous children was supposedly discovered on the grounds of what had once been a government boarding school run by the Catholic Church.It turns out the whole thing was a hoax, a modern-day blood libel against Christians that ended with at least 85 Catholic churches across Canada destroyed by arson, vandalized, or desecrated. Canadian political...
  • ‘Deeply Honored’: Jesuit Priests Praise Biden After Brunch at White House

    03/19/2024 9:41:34 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 28 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | March 18, 2024 | CV News Feed
    ‘Deeply Honored’: Jesuit Priests Praise Biden After Brunch at White HouseA pair of controversial liberal priests visited President Joe Biden’s White House Sunday as part of an event billed as a “St. Patrick’s Day Brunch with Catholic Leaders.”Frs. James Martin and Thomas Reese, SJ, were among the brunch’s attendees. Three days earlier, Biden running mate Vice President Kamala Harris became the highest-ranking incumbent official in American history to visit an abortion facility, where she praised Planned Parenthood and attacked the work of pro-life elected officials.Addressing Martin, Reese, and the other attendees on Sunday, Biden said:The Catholic Church has always stepped...
  • Developers are set to raze stunning 19th Century Seattle mansion bought for $6M which can't be preserved because it's last owners were the MOONIES

    03/17/2024 11:22:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | March 16, 2024 | Dolores Chang
    A stunning 19th-century Seattle mansion, sold for $6 million, is set to be torn down because its last owners were the Moonies - members of the Unification Church. Nestled on the shores of Lake Washington, the three-story Spanish Mission revival mansion was once home to the family of early pioneers of Seattle, including Rolland Denny, the son of the city's founder, Arthur Denny. Later in the 1970s, it was purchased by the Unification Church when the religion was still in its infancy and served as a domicile for founders Sun Myung Moon, his wife, and their followers. Leonard Garfield, the...
  • Francis: “We Must Obey The United Nations”

    09/11/2019 3:06:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 207 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | September 11, 2019 | Gloria TV
    Francis: “We Must Obey The United Nations” “If we consider ourselves humanity, then our duty is to obey when international organizations make statements,” Pope Francis insisted during his September 10 press conference on board from Madagascar to Rome. He gave as examples the the United Nations (UN) and the International Crime Court (ICC) in The Hague. Francis added, that “we must obey international institutions.” And, “That is why the United Nations were created.” However, many UN policies are deeply immoral. They punish countries and institutions which do not bow to the demands of the abortion and gay tyranny. The ICC...
  • Waldorf schools and Rudolph Steiner questions (vanity)

    03/12/2024 7:10:08 PM PDT · by rey · 27 replies
    12 March 2024
    What does anyone here know about the Waldorf education system and the person upon who it is based, Rudolph Steiner? The school near us flies a flag with an image of the earth on it; no US flag. I know they are into biodynamics. Most of the folks I know who are really into biodynamics are usually pretty out there. I also know that many of the people who pioneered various education systems that came out of Germany during the era of John Dewey were socialists or strongly leaned that way. What constructive information can you provide other than nut...
  • Evidence that Pontius Pilate Converted to Christianity

    03/08/2024 9:48:35 PM PST · by Jonty30 · 37 replies ^ | March 1, 2022 | Global Orthodox
    While Pontius Pilate's wife, Claudia, has been glorified as a saint, what happened to Pontius Pilate himself? There are three writers from the Early Church who say he became a Christian. There is a similar tradition in Ethiopia, and sometimes there one can find icons of Pontius Pilate, together with his wife Claudia. The fate of Pontius Pilate after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is disputed among historians. According to some, Pilate killed himself while in exile to Gallia. Others suggest that he was executed during the reign of Emperor Nero. According to legend, the bad omens accompanying...
  • Archaeologists Discover Fragment of Medieval Inscription of Church in Melnik

    03/05/2024 9:27:40 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Arkeonews ^ | March 1, 2024 | Leman Altuntaş
    124 artifacts made of stone, ceramics, and metal were discovered during archaeological excavations in the Church of the Holy Mother in the town of Melnik in the Blagoevgrad province of southwestern Bulgaria.Recent archaeological excavations have unearthed treasures that connect fragments of history, providing a glimpse into the medieval and early modern lives of this Bulgarian town.Two in particular stand out among the findings. A second fragment of a medieval inscription from the 13th-14th centuries hints at the church’s initial construction period, while a fragment of a marble relief plate from the 18th or early 19th century, depicting seraphim, showcases the...