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  • St. Louis woman hits cop with her own baton after being told to wear mask

    01/26/2021 6:04:27 PM PST · by simpson96 · 46 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/30/2020 | Yaron Steinbuch
    A woman struck a sheriff’s deputy in St. Louis in the head with her own baton, leaving her with a concussion, after being told she could not enter a gas station without wearing a mask, according to a report. After walking into the Shell station with her mask in hand late Christmas Day, the woman appeared to exchange words with the 59-year-old deputy, who was working security at the business, KSDK-TV reported. Dramatic footage posted by a Twitter user shows the officer returning the favor — using the baton to pummel the woman in her car before she manages...
  • With Land Mines Gone, Mass to be Celebrated at West Bank Baptismal Site [for First Time in 54 Years]

    01/07/2021 5:16:52 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The Boston Pilot ^ | 1/5/21 | Judith Sudilovsky
    QASR AL-YAHUD, West Bank (CNS) -- For the first time in 54 years, a Mass will be celebrated Jan. 10, the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, at St. John the Baptist Chapel on the banks of the Jordan River. "It will be a very special day," said Franciscan Father Ibrahim Faltas, chancellor of the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land, which cares for holy sites. "After all this time, we have come back. This gives us hope for peace. For us, this is a sign not to lose hope, not to lose hope for peace." The almost 100-year-old...
  • TLM strength yet again recognized by New York Times

    12/10/2020 8:55:13 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | December 11, 2020 | Kenneth J. Wolfe
    TLM strength yet again recognized by New York Times It is always encouraging to see mainstream media observe the beauty and vibrancy of the traditional Latin Mass and its communities. The New York Times, which has previously cited the strength of the traditional Latin Mass in France, has done so again, this time within an observation that churches there are the only places to hear live music during coronavirus shutdowns:Every Sunday, St.-Roch, known as the “church of artists,” celebrates a Tridentine Mass, the traditional Latin Mass that was standard until the introduction of services in vernacular languages in the...
  • The total number and mass of SARS-CoV-2 virions in an infected person (and in the entire world)

    12/10/2020 11:59:08 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 6 replies
    medRxiv ^ | November 17, 2020 | Ron Sender, Yinon M. Bar-On, Avi Flamholz, Shmuel Gleizer, Biana Bernsthein, Rob Phillips, Ron Milo
    Quantitatively describing the time course of the SARS-CoV-2 infection within an infected individual is important for understanding the current global pandemic and possible ways to combat it. Here we integrate the best current knowledge about the abundance of potential SARS-CoV-2 host cells and typical concentrations of virions in bodily fluids to estimate the total number and mass of SARS-CoV-2 virions in an infected person. We estimate that each infected person carries 109-1011 virions during peak infection, with a total mass of about 1 - 100 μg, which curiously implies that all SARS-CoV-2 virions currently in the world have a mass...
  • Italy Bans Midnight Mass at Christmas, Bishops Support Stricter Measures

    12/05/2020 5:50:13 PM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/4/20 | Peter Aiken
    The Mass will be restricted by a mandatory 10 pm curfew in place over the holiday seasonItalians will not be able to attend midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, with top health officials cracking down on any conditions that could lead to a potential resurgence in coronavirus cases -- a step that Catholic clergy has supported. Italy managed to reduce a fall resurgence of cases but is currently suffering record fatalities from COVID-19, reporting 993 deaths on Thursday alone. Premier Giuseppe Conte announced, then, that the country will enforce strong restrictions over the holiday season, which normally sees extended families gathering...
  • Archbishop Rejects State Governor’s COVID Request, Will Continue Masses

    11/26/2020 5:23:43 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/24/20 | Emily Mangiarcina
    Gov. Andy Beshear has had his COVID restrictions on religion rebuffed by a judge once already.November 24, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky is standing firm along with other Kentucky bishops in keeping Catholic churches open in the face of Governor Andy Beshear’s non-binding request that houses of worship close during a tightening of gathering restrictions lasting through Dec. 13. Kurtz, who likewise rejected the governor’s request to close houses of worship for two weeks in August, told WDRB News that he and other state bishops “will not be suspending public liturgies, but encourage all to act...
  • Joe Biden heads to mass with family on Election Day

    11/03/2020 6:16:43 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 77 replies
    nypost ^ | 11/03/2020 | Lia Eustachewich
    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden kicked off Election Day by heading to morning mass at his family’s church in Delaware. Biden, his wife Jill and their granddaughters Finnegan and Natalie were spotted by reporters entering St. Joseph on the Brandywine in Wilmington just after 7 a.m. Afterward, the former vice president will travel to Pennsylvania in a last-ditch effort to sway undecided voters in Scranton and Philadelphia in the crucial swing state.
  • Catholics in Britain launch campaign against using the English Standard Version (ESV) Bible at mass: Objections to the "gender-exclusive" translation

    10/12/2020 9:24:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/12/2020 | Anugrah Kumar
    Some Catholic women in Britain are backing an online petition that urges the Church’s leadership in England and Wales to reverse their decision to use the “gender-exclusive” English Standard Version of the Bible (Catholic edition), instead of the Jerusalem Bible translation, at mass. “In choosing this translation over the inclusive Catholic version of the New Jerusalem Bible, the Bishops have chosen to exclude at least 50% of the ecclesial community,” reads the petition to Cardinal Vincent Nichols (Archbishop of Westminster and president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. “Their choice of Bible translation can but speak of...
  • The liturgy should move the faithful away from the world, not secularize the Church

    09/22/2020 3:55:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Spetember 22, 3030 | Peter Kwasniewski
    The liturgy should move the faithful away from the world, not secularize the Church If the Church is supposed to withdraw from the world, then her liturgy must do the same, pointing us to heavenly realities that abide forever. September 22, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — I once said in an interview: In every aspect, the usus antiquior is like a perpetual exorcism of the devil, pointing over and over again to the incarnate God’s triumph over the ancient enemy of human nature. The very fact that the new liturgy abolished or abbreviated exorcisms wherever they were found — in the rite...
  • The Church's Ultimate Trial (CCC 675-677)

    09/22/2020 3:23:31 AM PDT · by JosephJames
    Spiritual Food Blogspot ^ | September 21, 2020 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    Dear friends, Perhaps there is a real possibility that the elite of the world, on their way toward their World Dictatorship, will succeed in causing the second Civil War in America after the elections in November 2020. Also there is a real possibility that the president will be assassinated. We have given this power to the forces of evil because today there is less prayer and more sin than ever before! (Note: When pasting this document into Free Republic, it seems that most of the special formatting is lost, such as bold, italics, underlined words and embedded links. To read...
  • One by one, bishops slowly insisting Catholics go back to Mass. How many will listen?

    09/16/2020 12:09:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 33 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 16, 2020 | Phil Lawler
    One by one, bishops slowly insisting Catholics go back to Mass. How many will listen? Having used their authority to stop lay Catholics from attending Mass, can bishops now invoke their authority to bring them back? Will this genie go back in the bottle? September 16, 2020 ( — Starting this coming Sunday, it will be a serious sin for a Catholic in the Milwaukee archdiocese to miss Sunday Mass without a serious reason. Last week it was OK. It’s still OK in most other American dioceses and archdioceses. Can we expect ordinary Catholics to understand this situation? Can we...
  • Military Coup? Trump Overrules Top Navy Brass Who Canceled Catholic Mass: Why There is Tension Between The President and Some Top Brass In the Military

    09/10/2020 7:30:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/09/2020 | Megan Fox
    Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead Proving once again that Donald Trump is a friend to America’s religious communities, the president reversed a Navy cost-cutting decision that would result in not renewing the contracts of priests serving Catholic naval personnel. Trump tweeted, “The United States Navy, or the Department of Defense, will NOT be canceling its contract with Catholic Priests who serve our men and women in the Armed Forces so well, and with such great compassion & skill. This will no longer be even a point of conversation @CardinalDolan.” The United States Navy, or the Department of Defense,...
  • Navy reportedly cancels Catholic Masses at area bases...

    09/08/2020 12:35:49 AM PDT · by Choppo · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/7/2020 | Peter Aitken
    The Navy has declined to renew contracts with Catholic priests in a supposed “cost-cutting” move, leaving bases without enough chaplains to keep services going, according to a report by the San Diego Union-Tribune. The Navy boasts an active duty component of clergy, the Chaplain Corps, but the number of Catholic priests among them is small. The Navy had contracted priests to lead services on U.S. bases, but those contracts have now been cancelled. Services will continue on overseas bases and on Navy ships, the Union-Tribune reported.
  • New York parish anti-racism pledge prompts controversy

    09/04/2020 6:22:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | Sep 3, 2020 | by JD Flynn
    A New York priest said his parish added a “pledge for racial justice” to Masses as part of its anti-racism initiatives, and that no one at the parish is required to participate in it. While video of the pledge has been the subject of criticism in the media and from some Catholics, the Archdiocese of New York has not commented on the matter. “Under the sponsorship of the Pastoral Council, we held a prayer service for the victims of racism and commissioned our Sacred Space ministry to produce a display so that there would be heightened awareness. In that context,...
  • Barcelona Cardinal Holds Mass in Defiance of Government Order

    07/27/2020 6:36:16 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Crux ^ | 7/27/20 | Ines San Martin
    Ignoring a warning from the government of Catalonia, a Spanish cardinal on Sunday led a funeral Mass for the victims of the COVID-19 coronavirus, hours after threatening to take “legal action” against civil authorities for the “arbitrariness” with which the right of religious freedom and worship is being treated. Up until Friday, the archdiocese hoped the government of Spain’s northeastern Catalonia region would raise the 10-person cap for religious events that was announced July 17 after a second wave of cases hit the region. This announcement came after the invitations for the funeral Mass had already been sent. However, Cardinal...
  • Some Michigan Public Catholic Masses To Resume, But This Church Will Require Reservations & Tickets To Attend!   (vanity)

    05/28/2020 7:52:59 PM PDT · by Songcraft · 19 replies
    All Saints Catholic Parish Church Bulletin ^ | May 24, 2020 | Rev. Joe Muszkiewicz
    St. Anne Catholic Church (All Saints Parish)Alpena, Michigan Some relatives of ours received a letter from their priest at St. Anne Catholic Church (All Saints Parish) in Alpena, Michigan, saying that public Masses there will resume this coming weekend (5/30 - 5/31), and explaining to them how those Masses will be conducted.   It is a very long, wordy letter (which I'll include below for any interested and patient people), and it is also included in their online church bulletin, under the section in the bulletin titled "From Fr. Joe". Some of the strange points that jumped out at...
  • The Ascension of the Lord Mass in Ft Walton Beach

    05/24/2020 7:39:09 AM PDT · by Shark24 · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 24 2018 | St Mary's Chruch
    Live streamed Mass from St Mary's in Ft Walton Beach. God bless!
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis Calls During Eucharist - And Phone Comes First (Video)

    05/23/2020 10:04:34 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | May 22, 2020 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Francis Calls During Eucharist - And Phone Comes First (Video) Jalostotitlán Father Miguel Domínguez, Jalisco, Mexico, was reading the gospel during a Eucharist when his mobile phone rang.Instead of switching it off, he accepted the call immediately, nodded to the congregation, disappeared into the sacristy, and transmitted the phone-call via the microphone to everybody.It turned out that he was talking to "Francis," reports (May 21). The incident was recorded.Shortly after, he returned, asked for applause for Francis, and continued reading the Gospel. Mexican media call Domínguez a friend of Francis.In a serious Catholic Mass, a priest would...
  • US bishops' guidelines for reopening Mass: groups of 10, sanitizer during Communion

    05/08/2020 8:46:47 PM PDT · by one guy in new jersey · 10 replies ^ | May 4, 2020 | Joshua J. McElwee
    The U.S. bishops' conference has forwarded a set of recommendations to Catholic prelates across the country, proposing various paths forward for how they might restart the public celebration of the Mass in their dioceses despite the continued fear of the spread of the coronavirus. In an April 30 memorandum obtained by NCR, Archbishop Leonard Blair, head of the bishops' Committee on Divine Worship, suggests the prelates consider a series of guidelines prepared by the Thomistic Institute at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington. Taking their cue from the Trump administration's "Opening Up America Again" plan, which says the country...
  • Video -- Archbishop Alexander K. Sample of Western Oregon/Portland

    05/06/2020 4:53:33 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 05-05-20 | Archbishop Sample
    Encouraging message about reopening Catholic Churches in Oregon/Archdiocese of Portland. Recommendation as well as some restrictions are still in place. Possibility of more Masses with 25 parishioners at each Mass.