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  • The Love We Have to Give

    08/31/2022 8:38:19 AM PDT · by pgyanke · 2 replies
    Yanke Academy ^ | 8/9/2022 | Patrick Yanke
    The Love We Have to Giveby Patrick Yanke While hiking with my son, I met a new friend. I met him in a tough circumstance… he was stuck high on a hiking trail. He was a senior citizen with a bucket list who had bitten off more than he could chew. My son and I felt privileged to be able to help him down the mountain. It was an act of love. It was what he needed in that moment.What is love? It is a giving of ourselves to another as a sacrificial offering. We deny something of ourselves so...
  • Biden Demands More Gas [semi-satire]

    06/18/2022 11:18:54 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 June 2022 | John Semmens
    Though he has promised to end fossil fuels, President Biden now threatens to use emergency war powers to commandeer the assets of oil producers located in the US. Brushing aside the steps he's already taken to reduce the supply of energy in this country by cancelling the Keystone Pipeline and numerous new drilling leases, Biden asserted that "I'm giving oil producers one last chance to do the right thing." ExxonMobil CEO Darren Woods pointed out that "our company has invested $118 billion on new oil and gas supplies over the past five years. We have made the necessary expenditures and...
  • Matthew McConaughey Pushes for Gun Control as an ‘Acceptable Sacrifice’

    06/06/2022 12:02:24 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/06/2022 | Awr Hawkins
    Actor Matthew McConaughey used an Austin American-Stateman op-ed to push for more gun control as an “acceptable sacrfice” in the wake of high-profile, firearm-based shootings the U.S. His first recommended gun control is an expansion of background checks. The Magic Mike star wrote, “All gun purchases should require a background check.”
  • The Sacrifice of Worship

    05/18/2022 12:47:26 PM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 4 replies
    Ancient Faith Ministries ^ | May 16, 2022 | Fr. Stephen Freeman
    When God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac (Genesis 22), there was no questioning on Abraham’s part about what was intended. He understood precisely what was involved in such a thing. There was wood to be gathered, an altar of stones to be constructed, the victim to be bound, and then the slitting of its throat with the gushing forth of blood, all consummated in the burning fires of the now-completed offering. What Abraham did was repeated in a variety of forms throughout the ancient world. Homer writes about Poseidon being absent from the Hellenic scene in order to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] THE FORTY MARTYRS OF SEBASTE: Killed for Noncompliance in Great Reset of Their Time

    03/10/2022 3:54:03 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | March 9, 2022 | Robert Morrison
    [Catholic Caucus] THE FORTY MARTYRS OF SEBASTE: Killed for Noncompliance in Great Reset of Their Time “Under Licinius, forty soldiers of the garrison of Sebaste (Armenia) were exposed on a frozen pond for refusing to sacrifice to idols. All persevered but one, whose courage failed him, and he perished in a bath of tepid water prepared for him. But their guard, inspired by grace, took his place and died with them, so there were forty martyrs still. They suffered A.D. 320.” (Roman Missal) March 10th marks the feast day of the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste, who died in the...
  • Biden reacts to NYPD officer shootings: 'Extraordinary sacrifice'

    01/22/2022 12:30:41 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    Fox news ^ | 01/22/2022 | Audrey Conklin
    President Biden on Friday reacted to news of two New York Police Department officers shot on Friday evening while responding to a domestic dispute. Suspect Lashawn McNeil, 47, is accused of shooting NYPD officers Jason Rivera, 22, and Wilbert Mora, 27, in Harlem on Friday. Rivera succumbed to his wounds while Mora was gravely injured and hospitalized. "Jill and I are saddened to hear two NYPD officers were shot last night — one fatally," Biden said in a Saturday afternoon tweet. "We’re keeping them and their families in our prayers. Officers put on the badge and head into harm’s way...
  • The Scarred Woman

    01/10/2022 1:45:21 PM PST · by OneVike · 10 replies
    The Reason For My Faith ^ | 1/10/22 | Chuck Ness
    One day two women who lost contact 15 years earlier met on social media. This reunion would forever change the life of a teenage girl. One woman was a missionary, the other a single mother raising a teen daughter. The mother of the teen invited her long lost friend to come and visit. Knowing she had a few weeks before she would embark upon another missionary journey, the woman accepted friend's offer.Indianapolis is a long way from San Diego, but the trip would be good for both women to visit and go over old times. When the missionary arrived, she...
  • "The Firstborn Son Is Presented in the Temple" (Sermon for the First Sunday after Christmas, on Luke 2:22-40)

    12/25/2021 10:11:59 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | December 26, 2021 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Firstborn Son Is Presented in the Temple” (Luke 2:22-40) Yesterday was Christmas, and now we’re into the days after Christmas. For us, these days mean eating leftovers, returning gifts that don’t fit, and taking down the decorations. But what about for Jesus? What did the days after his birth mean for him? Our text is one the few places we have an account of what happened during that time. It’s the story of what happened forty days after his birth, when “The Firstborn Son Is Presented in the Temple.” Actually, the first event after Christmas we have is found...
  • What if JESUS Was One of US?

    12/07/2021 6:39:46 AM PST · by rebuildus · 30 replies
    Old School ^ | 12/7/21 | Patrick Rooney
    I must confess that I have often doubted that Jesus could somehow relate to us. I mean–with my “descent into Hell” as I’ve described–how could he relate to THAT? …Of course, he did descend into Hell, didn’t he? So he certainly knows what Hell is like! But more to the point, Jesus did not sin, so how could he relate to the sinner? All this has been on my mind for some time. A few days ago, I was reading the Bible and saw the passage where–on the night of his betrayal–Jesus took his disciples to the garden so that...
  • The Real Reason Americans Do Not Have Friends

    12/01/2021 6:47:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    “Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 Would you lay down your life for your friends? Would they do so for you? If the answer to either of these questions is no, perhaps a better understanding of real friendship would make such meaningful relationships possible. Sadly, many Americans have been deformed by a Hollywood idea of friendship as portrayed in movies. In addition, the Internet and social media also depict friendship as a casual acquaintance with others. The expression Facebook friend denotes a superficial friendship activated by a...
  • Unworthy Of The Sacrifice

    09/01/2021 5:11:11 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 8-31-2021 | Grayson Quay
    In the past week, I've learned that our soldiers were put in harm's way by a group of politicians, generals, and bureaucrats whose quality as leaders and human beings it is difficult to understate. They are so fantastically corrupt that they spent two decades funneling trillions of dollars in aid they knew wasn't helping to a puppet government which had its greatest achievements in the areas of fraud, child rape, and heroin production. They are so pants-sh-ttingly incompetent that somehow it didn't occur to any of them that it might be a bad idea to have the Americans with guns...
  • The Sacrifice of Worship

    06/30/2021 8:02:24 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 2 replies
    Ancient Faith Ministries ^ | June 29, 2021 | Fr. Stephen Freeman
    When God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac (Genesis 22), there was no questioning on Abraham’s part about what was intended. He understood precisely what was involved in such a thing. There was wood to be gathered, an altar of stones to be constructed, the victim to be bound, and then the slitting of its throat with the gushing forth of blood, all consummated in the burning fires of the now-completed offering. What Abraham did was repeated in a variety of forms throughout the ancient world. Homer writes about Poseidon being absent from the Hellenic scene in order to...
  • Biden COVID czar: Americans should be ready to 'sacrifice a little bit' more in next pandemic

    06/19/2021 8:01:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 95 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/17/2021 | Samantha Chang
    President Joe Biden's former coronavirus czar scolded Americans for not sacrificing enough during the past year to stem the pandemic. Andy Slavitt, who resigned as a senior adviser to the White House pandemic response team last week, suggested that Americans were selfish and have only themselves to blame for the tragedies of the past year. He made the snide comments Monday on "CBS This Morning" while shilling his new book “Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response."
  • Twelve Legions Went To The Rim.

    06/11/2021 1:04:15 PM PDT · by JAG 5000 · 8 replies
    Twelve Legions Went To The Rim. By JAG June 10,2021 "Do you think I cannot call on My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels?" Raphael and Ariel heard it first and told the Archangel Uriel and it was Uriel that gave the order that called up the legions to The Rim, twelve in number. The Twelfth and Ninth Legions had been fighting continuously for days and their Commander Raziel stood on a hill and watched as his Warrior Angels again slaughtered thousands of Satan's finest who now lay dying on...
  • MS-13 gang member sentenced for murdering 15-year-old girl in satanic sacrifice

    05/26/2021 5:37:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    KHOU 11 via MSN ^ | 5/26/21 | Michelle Homer
    It was a crime that sent shockwaves through Houston in 2017: a 15-year-old girl murdered by gang members in a satanic sacrifice. On Wednesday, one of those killers was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the shooting death of Genesis Cornejo-Alvarado. The sentence was part of a plea bargain after Diego Hernandez-Rivera, 22, agreed to plead guilty just before jury selection was set to begin on Monday. “This is a tragic case of a runaway girl falling into the clutches of a dangerous and violent gang,” District Attorney Kim Ogg said. “We will not stop in our pursuit of...
  • Biden Insists Bishops Are Wrong About Abortion [semi-satire]

    05/06/2021 10:42:35 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 May 2021 | John Semmens
    President Biden says the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is wrong about condemning the use of aborted babies for research. The statement from the bishops noted it is possible to do research without using harvested tissue from aborted babies and added that "It is also deeply offensive to millions of Americans for our tax dollars to be used for research that collaborates with an industry built on the taking of innocent lives." "From the very beginning, Christianity was founded on the sacrifice of the innocent for the benefit of humanity," Biden contended. "Jesus, the perfectly blameless innocent, was nailed...
  • Black Lives Matter Condemns Pelosi’s George Floyd ‘Sacrifice’ Comment: ‘So Disrespectful’

    04/22/2021 4:35:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    National Review via Yahoo ^ | 4/22/21 | Caroline Downey
    Black Lives Matter on Wednesday condemned the comments Speaker Nancy Pelosi made about George Floyd in the immediate aftermath of the Chauvin verdict. Speaking at the Congressional Black Caucus news conference on Capitol Hill after the trial, Pelosi said, “Thank you George Floyd for sacrificing your life for justice.” “For being there to call out to your mom, how heartbreaking was that,” Pelosi continued. “And because of you … your name will always be synonymous with justice.” The House speaker’s remarks drew backlash and questions on social media, including from the Black Lives Matter organization. The Black Lives Matter Twitter...
  • What is worth dying for? (A Personal Post)

    04/07/2021 6:36:06 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 14 replies
    What are we willing to die for? Should American soldiers die in the Middle East or risk their lives in the South China Sea or should they take on drug pushers and people smuggling criminals on the Mexican border?
  • Vietnam Memorial Wall

    02/12/2021 8:19:13 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 21 replies
    email from friend | 02/12/2021 | unknown
    The Wall A little history most people will never know. Interesting, and very moving, Veterans Statistics off the Vietnam Memorial Wall There are 58,267 names now listed on that polished black wall, including those added in 2010. The names are arranged in the order in which they were taken from us by date and within each date the names are alphabetized. It is hard to believe it is 36 years since the last casualties. The first known casualty was Richard B. Fitzgibbon, of North Weymouth , Mass. Listed by the U.S. Department of Defense as having been killed on June...
  • Humans now being legally composted in Washington

    01/18/2021 3:47:24 PM PST · by devane617 · 67 replies
    mypanhandle ^ | 01/18/2021 | Hannah Ray Lambert
    KLICKITAT COUNTY, Wash. (KOIN) — Walt Patrick slowly rolls a giant wooden spool-shaped cradle back and forth. Inside, a human body is gradually being turned into compost, one of the first licensed “natural organic reductions” to be performed in the entire country. “This is simply another option at a time when people feel they have no options,” Patrick said. “You know, death has intervened and changed your life forever. How can you do something at least to make it the way you want?” Patrick is the senior steward at Herland Forest, a natural burial cemetery and nonprofit research center located...