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  • Lessons Learned

    05/08/2019 3:27:21 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 5 replies
    email from friend | 5/8/2019 | unknown
    1. In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth and populated the Earth with broccoli, cauliflower and spinach, green and yellow and red vegetables of all kinds, so Man and Woman would live long and healthy lives. 2. Then using God's great gifts, Satan created Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream and Krispy Creme Donuts. And Satan said, "You want chocolate with that?" And Man said, "Yes!" and Woman said, "and as long as you're at it, add some sprinkles." And they gained 10 pounds. And Satan smiled. 3. And God created the healthful yogurt that Woman might keep...
  • Catholic Caucus: St. Francis Of Assisi And Great Pardon Known As The Portiuncula Indulgence

    08/02/2016 1:05:19 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies
    Spirit Daily ^ | Susan Tassone
    The Portiuncula (small portion) refers to the land in Assisi, Italy, that belonged to the Benedictines. On this land  was an old church dedicated to the Virgin Mother of God but abandoned. The great St. Francis had great devotion to the queen of the world and when he saw that the church was deserted, he began to live there constantly and repair it.  He heard that the angels often visited it, so that it was called St. Mary of the Angels. The Benedictines wanted to give Francis the church but in order to remain faithful to Lady Poverty, Francis rented it from them...
  • Plenary indulgence reminder: Fridays in Lent

    02/18/2015 1:09:04 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 11 replies
    8 §1. A plenary indulgence is granted to the Christian faithful who: ... 2° in any Friday in the season of Lent piously recite the prayer En ego, o bone et dulcissime Iesu, before an image of the Crucified Jesus Christ after communion; ... (Reference: Enchiridion Indulgentiarum, 4th edition, al. concessiones.) . . . The En ego is quite well known - it is published in Breviaries and Missals, as well as in all missals for the use of the lay faithful, usually in the section dedicated to thanksgiving after Mass: En ego, o bone et dulcissime Iesu, ante...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 11-02-14, Commemoration of the Faithful Departed

    11/01/2014 8:50:49 PM PDT · by Salvation · 51 replies ^ | 11-02-14 | Revised New American Bible
    November 2, 2014The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls) The following are a selection of the readings that may be chosen for this day. Reading 1 Wis 3:1-9 The souls of the just are in the hand of God,and no torment shall touch them.They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead;and their passing away was thought an afflictionand their going forth from us, utter destruction.But they are in peace.For if before men, indeed, they be punished,yet is their hope full of immortality;chastised a little, they shall be greatly blessed,because God tried themand found them...
  • Could Obama's Privileged and Pot-filled Adolescence Explain his Presidential Lassitude?

    09/05/2014 6:32:31 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 9-5-14 | James W. Lucas
    Barack Obama stands apart from other modern American Presidents in many ways. In addition to the obvious bi-racial background, he is the only President to win the Nobel Peace Prize in his first term, and the only one ever designated Advertising Age’s Marketer of the Year. Beyond such specific achievements is his ineffable appeal, the widespread view that he is the coolest President ever. This supernal coolness is not new. In his autobiography, Dreams From My Father, the President wrote that in his teenage years “I tried my best to be cool at all times” (p. 82). However, leaving aside...
  • Dialing it in: The Obama post-presidency has already begun

    06/06/2014 11:05:48 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 6-6-14 | Matthew Continetti
    One evening in March, during a visit to Italy, President Obama asked the U.S. ambassador to round up a bunch of—and I quote—“interesting Italians” for a dinner at the ambassadorial residence. The history of the property, the Villa Taverna, goes as far back as the tenth century. Its art collection includes Roman sarcophagi and centuries-old imperial busts. The menu that evening included a variety of pastas, and wines from Tuscany and the regions around Venice. Dinner lasted four hours. In this sumptuous and Baroque setting, amid these beautiful artifacts of long-gone civilizations, enjoying the finest foods and most delicate wines,...
  • Our Bored President

    12/16/2013 3:32:59 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 44 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 12-16-13 | Ed Lasky
    Valerie Jarrett, Obama's Rasputin, unwittingly provided us an answer to the question of why the Obama Presidency is such a man-caused disaster. There are few people who are close to the notoriously insular Barack Obama (a former aide, Neera Tanden, said that "Obama doesn't call anyone, and he's not close to almost anyone. It's stunning that he's in politics, because he really doesn't like people") but Valerie Jarrett is among the select few. They have been friends for decades; she introduced Barack to Michelle; she is a constant presence in the White House, and highly unusual for a White House...
  • Sorry, retweeting the pope won't get you out of hell

    07/18/2013 4:39:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/17/2013 | Rev. James Martin, SJ
    Here were the tantalizingly weird headlines: “Follow pope online, get to heaven sooner - Facebook likes don't count.” “Cut your time in purgatory by following pope on Twitter.” And, worst of all, from Slate: “Pope now offering indulgences in exchange for Twitter followers.” Similar headlines popped up on more than 190 news sources on Wednesday. Ha ha. Is the Catholic Church offering time off in hell– or purgatory, depending on the website - just for checking your Twitter feed every few hours? Is the church really that dumb? And here I thought Pope Francis was cool, or as Esquire recently...
  • New Plenary Indulgence to Mark Year of the Eucharist

    01/15/2005 8:41:14 AM PST · by marshmallow · 13 replies · 1,178+ views
    Established to Help Faithful Grow in "Mystery of Faith"VATICAN CITY, JAN. 14, 2005 ( John Paul II has approved a special plenary indulgence to mark the Year of the Eucharist. According to a decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary, during the Year of the Eucharist a plenary indulgence may be gained by participating in acts of worship and veneration of the Most Holy Sacrament, as well as by praying vespers and compline of the Divine Office before the tabernacle. The decree, dated Dec. 25 and published today by the Vatican press office, is signed by Cardinal James Francis Stafford and Father...

    01/16/2005 1:21:22 AM PST · by heyheyhey · 10 replies · 706+ views
    VIS (Vatican) ^ | Jan. 14, 2005
    VATICAN CITY, JAN 14, 2005 (VIS) - A Decree from the Apostolic Penitentiary, dated December 25, 2004 and published today, states that during an audience granted on December 17, 2004 to Cardinal James Francis Stafford and Fr. John Francis Girotti, OFM.Conv., respectively penitentiary major and regent of the Apostolic Penitentiary, "the Holy Father wished to enrich with indulgences several determined acts of worship and devotion to the Most Holy Sacrament, which are indicated below. ... The Decree will be in force during the Eucharistic Year, starting with the day of its publication in the L'Osservatore Romano. Notwithstanding any disposition to...
  • Pope OKs plenary indulgence for Lourdes' 150th anniversary [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus}

    02/09/2008 9:38:47 PM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies · 223+ views ^ | 12-05-07 | Carol Glatz
    INDULGENCE-LOURDES Dec-5-2007 (500 words) With photo posted Nov. 28. xxxi Pope OKs plenary indulgence for Lourdes' 150th anniversary By Carol GlatzCatholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- To mark the 150th anniversary of Mary's appearance to St. Bernadette Soubirous near Lourdes, France, Pope Benedict XVI authorized a special indulgence to encourage renewed holiness. Catholics can receive a plenary indulgence for taking part in any public or private devotion to Our Lady of Lourdes, said U.S. Cardinal J. Francis Stafford, head of the Apostolic Penitentiary, a Vatican court dealing with indulgences and matters of conscience. As Christians strive to become more...
  • Paying to absolve the sin of emissions

    04/15/2007 9:08:18 AM PDT · by SmithL · 31 replies · 759+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/15/7 | Jane Kay
    Consumers snapping up carbon credits to allay their guilt over greenhouse gases -- When Cal Broomhead drove to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone last summer on vacation, he felt pretty bad about the carbon dioxide emissions from his Volvo station wagon. [[Podcast: How Earth Day became the "most popular secular holiday"]] So he paid $100 to a company that then subsidized a wind energy project that generates electricity without producing greenhouses gases. Broomhead was told his contribution made up for a year of driving about 12,000 miles as well as his household's annual use of electricity and natural gas. In...
  • Global Warming: The Cold, Hard Facts? (The AlGore, Eco-Indulgence, CarbonCredit Neener Thread)

    03/02/2007 11:04:03 AM PST · by xzins · 87 replies · 808+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Timothy Ball
    Global Warming, as we think we know it, doesn't exist. And I am not the only one trying to make people open up their eyes and see the truth. But few listen, despite the fact that I was one of the first Canadian Ph.Ds. in Climatology and I have an extensive background in climatology, especially the reconstruction of past climates and the impact of climate change on human history and the human condition. Go to link for remainder of article: "Algore" Tetzel came to town selling eco-indulgence, carbon credits. (When a coin in the carbon pot rings, out of...
  • Vatican says Catholics can get indulgence for sick-day activities (Devotional Announcement)

    02/06/2007 7:24:05 AM PST · by Rutles4Ever · 15 replies · 357+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | 2/5/2007 | Cindy Wooden
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Catholics who participate in events connected with the Feb. 11 celebration of the World Day of the Sick can receive a special indulgence, the Vatican announced. Pope Benedict XVI authorized the indulgences in order "to enrich" the World Day of the Sick and to highlight Christian teaching on "the value and function of suffering" accepted as a way to express sorrow for one's sins and trust in the fact that Christ's suffering is a source of salvation, said the Vatican statement released Feb. 5. The statement was signed by U.S. Cardinal J. Francis Stafford, head of...
  • Portiuncula Indulgence can be obtained this Sunday

    08/05/2006 2:58:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 56 replies · 1,276+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | August 4, 2006
    Assisi, Aug. 04, 2006 (CNA) - This Sunday Catholics can obtain the Portiuncula Indulgence by visiting any Franciscan parish or chapel around the world. In the summer of 1216 while praying in the Portiuncula chapel outside of Assisi, St. Francis was inspired to travel to Rome and ask the Pope for an unheard-of privilege: the granting of a plenary indulgence. Pope Honorius III granted the indulgence as a sign of the greatness of God’s love for humanity.  August 2nd was established as the date to receive the “Great Pardon of Assisi.”  Eventually, the Church modified the conditions and said the...
  • He who holds the keys to the kingdom - the Catholic practice of granting indulgences

    02/17/2006 9:35:32 AM PST · by NYer · 293 replies · 2,500+ views
    The Tablet ^ | February 18, 2006 | Robert Mickens
    For many modern Catholics, the practice of granting indulgences to hasten the path through purgatory to heaven is thought to have been ended by Vatican II. Under Benedict XVI there has been a revival – and it is one which tells us much about papal authority “When a coin in the coffer clings, a soul from purgatory heavenward springs.” Every good Protestant who is old enough to have grandchildren will recognise these words. They are attributed to a sixteenth-century German friar, Johann Tetzel OP, who actually sold indulgences to help finance the construction of St Peter’s Basilica in Rome. It...
  • (Vanity) An Analogy to Taxes

    08/21/2005 9:01:00 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 5 replies · 1,264+ views
    grey_whiskers | 8-21-2005 | grey_whiskers
    Congressman Dick Gephardt of Missouri has often spoken of "the winners in life's lottery" and feels that they should do more to help those less fortunate than themselves. He was speaking, of course, of the economic arena. But why not extend this idea to other aspects of life? One of the areas of our society in which there are great inequities between the "haves" and the "have nots" is in the area of academics. And these inequities are not merely found in the chasm between failing inner city schools, with their poor facilities, drugs, violence, and overwhelmed faculty and administrators,...
  • Liberals and Other Juvenile Delinquents - (study of libs by noted criminalogist!)

    04/26/2005 4:10:01 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 506+ views
    As a Criminology Professor, I take every opportunity to attempt to attach one theory of crime causation or another to current events. There are numerous, and often repetitive, theoretical models intended to help us understand and explain criminality. Some of these focus on personality and upbringing. Others look at social conditions and neighbourhood deterioration. Still, others attempt to link criminality to the evils of capitalism (the dinosaurs may be extinct but there’s a whole breed of belly-dragging Criminologist that refuses to make its way to the tar pits). That’s what living in your mom’s basement till you’re thirty-five will do...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 744 replies · 30,137+ views
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