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  • Alice von Hildebrand, Catholic Philosopher and Author, Dies at 98

    01/20/2022 2:51:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Nature ^ | January 14, 2022 | Kate Olivera
    The legacy of Alice von Hildebrand, a close friend and frequent guest on EWTN, lives on in the lives she touched and in the hearts and minds of those she continues to inspire.Catholic philosopher and longtime professor Alice von Hildebrand died Jan. 14 at the age of 98. “With sadness suffused by joy, I write to share that our beloved friend and sister Alice von Hildebrand went home to the Lord at 12:25am this morning. She died peacefully at home after a brief illness,” wrote Hildebrand Project Founder and President John Henry Crosby in a Jan. 14 death announcement. “Those...
  • Voodoo Worshippers Gather in Benin to Pay Their Respects

    01/18/2022 11:22:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    In Benin, worshippers of Voodoo, a religion that worships gods and natural spirits, have gathered to pay their respects to the deities. The meeting takes place on the beach in Ouidah, a former slave trading hub, by the Atlantic Ocean. Mami Wata is the most revered deity. Lydia Bourgade is a tourist and followed the ceremony from a distance. "It's interesting for me since it's the first time I've seen this, so it's my first festival. I hope I will learn a lot about what Voodoo is and the different branches it can have", sha said. Mami Wata represents the...
  • Physicists Discover “Secret Sauce” Behind Unusual Exotic Properties of New Quantum Material

    01/18/2022 8:16:00 AM PST · by Red Badger · 43 replies ^ | JANUARY 18, 2022 | By ELIZABETH A. THOMSON, MIT MATERIALS RESEARCH LABORATORY
    A visualization of the zero-energy electronic states – also known as a ‘Fermi surface’ – from the kagome material studied by MIT’s Riccardo Comin and colleagues. Credit: Comin Laboratory, MIT ************************************************************************** Work will aid design of other unusual quantum materials with many potential applications. MIT physicists and colleagues have discovered the “secret sauce” behind some of the exotic properties of a new quantum material that has transfixed physicists due to those properties, which include superconductivity. Although theorists had predicted the reason for the unusual properties of the material, known as a kagome metal, this is the first time that the...
  • Cold Case Team Shines New Light on Betrayal of Anne Frank

    01/17/2022 2:42:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 17, 2022 | Mike Corder
    A cold case team that combed through evidence for five years in a bid to unravel one of World War II’s enduring mysteries has reached what it calls the “most likely scenario” of who betrayed Jewish teenage diarist Anne Frank and her familyA cold case team that combed through evidence for five years in a bid to unravel one of World War II's enduring mysteries has reached what it calls the “most likely scenario” of who betrayed Jewish teenage diarist Anne Frank and her family. Their answer, outlined in a new book called “The Betrayal of Anne Frank A Cold...
  • Rabbi who was held hostage in Texas synagogue says he’s ‘grateful to be alive’

    01/16/2022 11:00:49 PM PST · by EinNYC · 4 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 16, 2022 | Patrick Reilly
    The Texas rabbi who was held hostage with three of his congregants for hours at his synagogue Saturday said he’s “grateful to be alive” following the tense standoff.Cytron-Walker and the others were held captive around 11 a.m. on Sunday during a Shabbat morning service by Malik Faisal Akram — who was shot dead in the ordeal.
  • [Covid-19] Case Fatality Rates per age classes

    01/16/2022 4:10:35 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 23 replies ^ | Sun, 01/16/22 | daniel1212
    As of Jan. 14, 2021, the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) — which is the percentage of Covid-19 deaths in the U.S. out of the total number of cases — is 1.33%, and which includes all people of all ages and conditions. Based on CDC statistics from between the beginning of January 2020 until Jan. 14, 2021,the CFR for those aged 0-17 calculates (Y is what % of X) to 0.01%; and for those aged 18-29 the CFR is 0.05%; for ages 30-39 it is 0.15%; for ages 40-49 it is 0.4%; for ages 50-64 it is 1.37%; but for the...
  • ‘Gay cake’ complaint ruled inadmissible by European court

    01/14/2022 11:29:16 AM PST · by Pontiac · 6 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 1/6/22 | Freya McClements
    A legal challenge by a Northern Ireland gay rights activist who claimed he was discriminated against when a bakery refused to make a cake with a slogan supporting same-sex marriage has been dismissed by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). The court declared the action inadmissible and said the applicant, Gareth Lee, had “failed to exhaust domestic remedies” available through the UK courts. In the ruling, published yesterday, a majority of seven judges said Mr Lee had not invoked his rights under the ECHR “expressly at any point in the domestic proceedings”.By relying solely on domestic law, they said,...
  • The Dominion of Providence Over the Passions of Men - John Witherspoon Sermon

    01/14/2022 7:46:46 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 1 replies
    "The wrath of man praises God. It is an example of divine truth, and clearly points out the corruption of our nature, the foundation stone of the doctrine of redemption." The Dominion of Providence Over the Passions of Men - John Witherspoon Sermon Psalm 76:10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise you; the remnant of wrath you will put on like a belt.

    01/11/2022 6:03:21 AM PST · by Red Badger · 39 replies ^ | January 11, 2022 | by TREY WALLACE
    INDIANAPOLIS — Sometimes in life you see a story that is almost too hard to believe, and you wonder what kind of dedication it would take to lead someone to that reality. Well, look no further than Georgia starting quarterback Stetson Bennett, who wrote the final chapter of his own story on Monday night. In college football, a walk-on rarely touches the field during the regular season, much less become the starting quarterback of his team. He’s normally situated somewhere on the scout team, preparing his scholarship teammates for their next opponent. This was the case for Bennett, who played...
  • Meditating Each Day Activates Genes That Fight Off Cancer and Viruses Like COVID-19

    01/10/2022 2:38:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Extreme meditation retreat, where participants practice for 10 hours daily, leads to significant changes to 220 genes linked to immune system.Meditating for a few minutes each day may be the first step in helping the body fight off cancer and viruses like COVID-19, a new study reveals. A team from the University of Florida found that meditation and yoga programs, or Inner Engineering practices, dramatically boost the body’s immune system. Their worked focused on patients practicing these techniques intensely — meditating for over 10 hours a day — for over a week. Meditation retreats have become increasingly popular over the...
  • BTK serial killer Dennis Rader who murdered 10 people in 20-year killing spree describes himself as 'a good person who did some bad things' to forensic psychologist who exchanged letters with him 'in code', new docuseries reveals

    01/09/2022 2:54:12 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Christina Coulter
    New insights on Dennis Rader, the BTK killer who lived in plain sight in Wichita when he killed ten residents in 20 years, are revealed in a new docuseries Rader is sometimes remorseful, 'depending on the day,' says forensic psychologist Kathryn Ramsland, who spoke to him from jail for nearly a decade Ramsland said that Rader simultaneously views himself as a 'monster' and a 'good person who did some bad things' Exclusive conversations between Ramsland and Rader were aired on the A&E docuseries 'BTK: Confession of a Serial Killer,' which aired on January 8 SNIP
  • Helen Mirren: is the Israeli icon Golda Meir a role too far for the dame who does it all?

    01/09/2022 2:14:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sun 9 Jan 2022 07.00 EST
    She has played the Queen and a gangster’s moll but her latest casting has sparked controversyNobody is quite what they seem. And actors? Well, for actors that’s the job. Dame Helen Mirren, as well as being herself for 76 years, has by now notably been Lady Macbeth, a London gangster’s moll, a thief’s wife, an alcoholic cop, an action hero, Prospero and also a British monarch at least four times. Now she takes on Golda Meir, the late prime minister of Israel, in a new biopic, and the casting has caused controversy. The choice of a non-Jewish actor to star...
  • A Shelter in the Storm.

    01/09/2022 5:37:57 AM PST · by Mrs. Warrior · 5 replies
    A Shelter in the Storm. We have made preparations for our family to have a safe place to live together in case the world becomes so violent and the storms of man or climate become more severe. As we watch the unfolding of events we know that as parents and grandparents that we have made sure our family can have a shelter, a haven, to come to if needed. We have a hope in God that He will protect His family and cause them to dwell in safety. If it turns out that our home base is needed that that...
  • What to do about liberal neighbors?

    01/07/2022 9:33:09 PM PST · by Qilin · 89 replies
    I see quite a lot of anger, resentment, and even talk of violence here on FR and it saddens my heart. And I am aware that there are other places on the internet (that I would not venture) that are a good deal worse. While reflecting on this, these words of Jesus came to my mind: Matthew 22:36-40 36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and...
  • A Christian Perspective on Antidepressants

    01/06/2022 11:27:34 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 21 replies
    Christian Medical & Dental Associations® ^ | September 10, 2020 | Jennifer Huang Harris, MD
    The brain is one of the mysteries of creation that we are only just starting to understand through science and medicine. As more knowledge about the mechanisms of the brain is uncovered, researchers are also constantly revising their theories about how it works. As we discussed in Chapter 3, an early theory was that depression was caused by a neurotransmitter deficiency in the brain. But science has moved ahead to understanding the brain as functioning primarily through connections between neurons, through how the brain gets wired and rewired, in a process called neuroplasticity. The brain is constantly changing and adapting,...
  • CAIR fake "hate ctime" tweet still up: Arab-Muslim drawing swastika and anti-Arab graffiti

    01/04/2022 9:56:30 AM PST · by Conservat1 · 13 replies
    Imraan Siddiqi - Executive Director - CAIR Washington [] Imraan Siddiqi @imraansiddiqi Tweeted: "F*** Arabs" - Ohio Muslim Family's Home Vandalized With Swastika… via @hatehurts_ Jan 11, 2017 ____ Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) Tweeted: Another incident blamed on Trump’s America at the time: In Jan 2017 in Ohio, a Muslim family’s home was painted w/a swastika & message that read “F— Arabs.” Man who did it was Osama Nazzal, an Arab. Feb 20, 2019 #HateHoax
  • Healing One Hurt at a Time.

    01/02/2022 6:38:05 AM PST · by Mrs. Warrior · 2 replies
    Healing One Hurt at a Time. This past year we saw a breakout of the devils plans to destroy peoples hopes for peace and enjoyment of their rights. From the shadows came plots and plans for forcibly taking the security that people who knew how to find it in the right way have. What I cannot promise in the new year is that those plots will get any better. We do not know where we are in God's timeline and of His justice for the evil that mankind does. What I can offer from my own personnel experience is that...
  • Anti-Semitism is getting sneaky

    01/02/2022 5:20:20 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2 Jan, 2022 | Pandra Selivanov
    Ilhan Omar and Jan Schakowsky managed to get through the House a bill that promises to criticize speech with which Omar disagrees. In his 1925 autobiography, Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler spewed page after page of hatred for the Jewish people, proclaiming what he would do if he rose to power. When the Holocaust ensued, only the most uninformed or disingenuous could claim not to have realized that Hitler meant to eliminate Jews off the face of the earth. Since the end of World War II, anti-Semitism has become more indirect, with attacks upon Jews being blamed on other factors than...

    12/30/2021 7:30:41 PM PST · by Jonty30 · 4 replies ^ | March 30, 2021 | Bevans Welder
    Pascha Translated Easter One of the supposed “errors” in the King James Bible is the word “Easter” in Acts 12:4. The problem stems from the translation of a Greek word. The word in Greek is “pascha.” This word is translated every time as “Passover” except in this one location. Therefore, the critics of the KJV say that translating “pascha” as Easter is a translation error. The truth of the matter is that the critics are wrong and the King James Bible is right. And you don’t even have to know Greek to see this. If you will check your concordance,...
  • A Good Place to Keep Your Prayers? In a Jar!

    12/30/2021 10:10:56 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 5 replies
    Guideposts Blog ^ | October, 2022 | Bob Hostleter
    There are a thousand ways to pray—at least. Some people kneel at their bedside to pray; some pray as they walk. Others pray with beads. Some even pray by texting on their cellphones. One more way to pray is with a “prayer jar.” And it can be especially meaningful during a significant season such as Advent. Any jar can be turned into a prayer jar. A mason jar, for example, or an old coffee canister. Some people decorate their prayer jar, an exercise that can itself be turned into an act of prayer. But whatever you use, there are numerous...