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  • Trump leaves note for Biden in Oval Office, in keeping with tradition

    01/20/2021 10:34:33 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    nypost ^ | 01/20/2021 | Ebony Bowden
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump left a note for successor Joe Biden in the Oval Office on Wednesday, following one tradition while skipping the traditional Inauguration Day transfer of power ceremonies. Trump did not enter the Oval Office but instead left the message with an aide before departing the executive residence around 8 a.m. Wednesday, a source familiar with the matter told The Post.
  • Wagon Train: The Real Meaning of Christmas (1959)

    12/25/2020 6:58:47 PM PST · by Deo volente · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | December 22, 2015
    video excerpt, 2 minutes 39 seconds.
  • Congress May End Long Tradition of Not Convening on Sunday

    12/23/2020 7:52:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | December 23, 2020 | Terry Jeffrey
    Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the president pro tempore of the Senate and the longest-serving Republican in that body, sent out a tweet last week lamenting the imminent demise of an ancient and admirable Senate tradition. "US Senate has NEVER convened a Congress on Sunday out of respect," said Grassley. "Not once in 231 yrs," he said. Grassley went on to note that the Constitution calls for Congress to convene its new sessions on Jan. 3 each year but also allows Congress to enact a law changing that date. Historically, in those years when Jan. 3 fell on a Sunday,...
  • How My Jewish Dad Taught Me To Decorate A Christmas Tree

    12/21/2020 9:06:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 21, 2020 | David Marcus
    Nobody has ever loved Christmas as much as my Jewish dad did.I have known few people in my life who loved Christmas as much as my Jewish father did. I would never suggest that he married my Catholic mother just to get Christmas — she was very beautiful and they loved each other very much — but look, it was certainly a bonus. Once this Bar Mitzvah boy got his hooks into the yule log, he went wild. Nowhere was this more pronounced than in our small family’s Christmas tree. His thing was to buy the tree the morning of...
  • Joe Biden Urges Nation To ‘Forgo Family Traditions’

    11/25/2020 8:56:05 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 120 replies ^ | Nov 26, 2020
    President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday called on Americans not to gather with extended families for Thanksgiving, saying it was a “patriotic duty” to limit the spread of COVID-19. “This year we are asking Americans to forgo so many of the traditions that we’ve long made this holiday,” Biden said.
  • Rod Blagojevich: Dems Stealing Elections a ‘Time-Honored Tradition’

    11/06/2020 1:35:06 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/06/2020 | Trent Baker
    In the wake of President Donald Trump sounding the alarm on potential voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election, former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) on Friday accused Democrats of stealing elections for a long time. Blagojevich told Newsmax TV’s “John Bachman Now” that Democratic stronghold cities changing vote counts overnight, and controlling polling places is a “time-honored tradition.” He went on to say that Democrats “stealing the presidency” is “incredibly dangerous to our democracy.”
  • Baseball Rules Changes Will Harm The National Pastime’s Comeback

    07/11/2020 8:00:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 97 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 11, 2020 | Christopher Jacobs
    Extending the designated hitter to the National League and controversial extra-inning rules threaten to complicate an already bizarre 60-game MLB season.At a moment when much of the nation remains in turmoil, so too is America’s National Pastime. After a long hiatus brought on by the coronavirus, baseball is finally returning, but with some significant changes.Major League Baseball is set to implement a shortened, 60-game season scheduled to begin the week of July 20. The move comes after months of negotiations between MLB owners and the players association, during which each side attempted to wrangle more financial concessions from the other...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Importance of Kneeling and Prostrations

    06/15/2020 7:26:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | June 15, 2020 | Matthew Plese
    [Catholic Caucus] The Importance of Kneeling and Prostrations (Read Reverence for the Most Blessed Sacrament)There are four postures for prayers: prostration, kneeling, standing, and sitting. While God will of course hear our prayers no matter our posture, the Church rightfully prescribes in Her rubrics for the public liturgy the postures for Her sacred ministers. Therefore, the priest’s actions are regulated at Mass, and this is also why the rubrics during the Divine Office prescribe certain postures.  Prostrations Prostrations – the full placement of our entire body on the ground – is the most humbling of prayer positions. Prostrations, sometimes involving...
  • No, Easter Is Not Derived From an Ancient Pagan Holiday

    04/10/2020 3:01:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 135 replies ^ | April 10, 2020 | Ashley Herzog
    Maybe you’ve seen the eyebrow-raising claims on the Internet or elsewhere in the media: rather than celebrating Jesus’ resurrection from the dead and triumph over crucifixion, Easter is really derived from a pagan holiday. Proponents of this theory point to symbols of rebirth and fertility, like eggs and bunnies, that we see at Easter as proof. But the foundation of the claim that Easter is a pagan tradition is the similarity in names: Easter, they say, is the English translation of Eostre, a Germanic goddess of fertility. (Others claim Easter got its name from the Mesopotamian goddess Ishtar, or the...
  • Achieving Christendom Is America’s Best Chance at Overthrowing Abortion, LGBT Reign of Terror

    01/28/2020 8:28:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Christendom Is the Solution for the Emptiness of our Nihilistic Society Grave moral problems are tearing the country apart. For many, this is apparent in the form of broken homes, procured abortion, shattered communities and lost Faith. Many people get it right when pointing out the problems. However, they get it wrong when looking for solutions. Some get it wrong because they look for solutions that address symptoms, not causes. Others search for a way out that involves the least possible effort. In these politically correct times, people are told not to offend anyone by their proposals. Thus, they automatically...
  • Catholic Traditionalism Booming in Latin America

    12/27/2019 4:31:57 PM PST · by ebb tide · 176 replies
    Church Militant ^ | December 25, 2019 | Jules Gomes
    Catholic Traditionalism Booming in Latin America Pachamama triggers liturgical backlash ROME (ChurchMilitant) - The rise of Catholic traditionalism in Latin America, rooted in the Latin Mass, is rapidly reversing the long march of progressivism and Protestantism. "We see that traditionally oriented churches and seminaries are increasingly full, especially with young people, while those of progressive orientation, increasingly empty," Juan Migel Montes, director of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP), Rome, told Church Militant.  "Catholic traditionalism is back in fashion," an upbeat Montes said. "This explains the defeat the Left is suffering in ballot boxes everywhere as the social, political and cultural realities linked...
  • When the House First Tried to Impeach a President, It Failed

    11/27/2019 8:31:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 26, 2019 | Fred Lucas
    The president’s critics thought his presidency was illegitimate to begin with. His Cabinet members changed frequently. Mainly based on policy disagreements, members of Congress demanded his ouster. Some lawmakers were willing to toss out constitutional norms based on what they said was the president’s “ignorance of the interest and true policy of this Government, and want of qualification for the discharge of the important duties” of his office. But we’re talking 1843, not 2019. In the midst of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry targeting President Donald Trump, many pundits make comparisons to the impeachments of Presidents Andrew Johnson in 1868 and...
  • Payment to Elijah Cummings’ wife continues long-standing tradition ($174k)

    11/25/2019 12:34:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 11/18/19 | Katherine Tully-McManus
    Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, the widow of the late Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, will receive an $174,000 payment as part of a continuing resolution that is expected to keep the government open through Dec. 20. The personal payment in this latest spending bill continues a long-standing practice of providing a death gratuity for a departed member’s survivors. The gratuity is usually included in the next appropriations bill following a lawmakers's death and is paid to the “next of kin” in the amount of one year’s compensation - $174,000. The House is expected to vote on the stopgap spending measure Tuesday and...
  • The Landlady’s Tale, a FR tradition, a Halloween Ghost Store by Swordmaker

    10/16/2019 8:42:27 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 17 replies
    Vanity | 2000 | Swordmaker
    The Landlady's Tale By SWORDMAKER copyright 2000 Preface The following story was told to me by the woman who rented my parents their first home in California when they moved to Sacramento in 1939. A devout Catholic (so much so that although she had been divorced by her husband, she did not consider the divorce valid and did not remarry until her husband died many years later) the landlady swore on her Bible, in front of my sister and me after she told us the story, that it was absolutely true. She was quite serious about it. In the 1970s,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Latin Mass, Church traditions bring boom in vocations for US order of nuns

    08/14/2019 6:23:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 13, 2019 | Drew Belsky
    [Catholic Caucus] Latin Mass, Church traditions bring boom in vocations for US order of nuns FAIRFIELD, Pennsylvania, August 13, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – In an age where religious professions are in decline, especially in the United States, one order is looking back in time to buck the trend. The Discalced Carmelites have turned from the modern Church’s reforms of the 1960s and embraced ancient traditions – particularly the traditional Latin Mass. Now their order is booming, with multiple at-capacity monasteries dotting the eastern U.S. Since 2000, the Carmelites have been faced with the sort of challenge many religious orders pine...
  • Priestly Celibacy: Apostolic Tradition, not a ‘Mere Discipline’

    07/25/2019 1:43:44 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 116 replies ^ | July 24, 2019 | Brother André Marie
    Priestly Celibacy: Apostolic Tradition, not a ‘Mere Discipline’ There are numerous indicators that the October 6-27 Synod on the Amazon will have as one of its effects the dismantling or mitigating of the Latin Church’s ancient discipline of priestly celibacy. At least that is what is being claimed in numerous quarters. Proposed as an ad hoc remedy to the pastoral situation in the Amazon — so the thinking goes — the camel’s nose of a married priesthood will securely place itself under the tent and eventually undo the bi-millennial tradition of priestly celibacy in the Church.Exceptions, whatever their reasons, have...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis Destroys Familia Christi: All But Priests Have To Leave The Order

    07/08/2019 9:27:20 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | July 8, 2019 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Francis Destroys Familia Christi: All But Priests Have To Leave The Order Auxiliary Bishop Daniele Libanori, 66 - the Francis’ appointed commissioner of the excellent Italian Catholic fraternity "Familia Christi" – published his verdict on the order in a June 30 decree, reports commissioner ordered all postulants and novices to leave the group. The order is not allowed to welcome new vocations. The decree does not give reasons for the draconic measure amounting to the ruin of the order.Familia Christi was founded in 2014 by the now retired Ferrara Archbishop Luigi Negri.His anti-Catholic successor Giancarlo Perego immediately...
  • Will bishops look at why millennials are fleeing the church?

    06/23/2019 11:44:16 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 21, 2019 | Lisa Bourne
    <p>June 21, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The US Bishops are wrestling with the mass exodus of a half of a generation from the U.S. Church, one of their Committee heads has said, but while the Bishops appear to be concerned and eager to address the issue, the question remains as to whether they will take an honest and comprehensive look at why this is happening.</p>
  • A Proper Catholic Understanding of Sacred Tradition and Ecclesiastical Customs

    06/12/2019 6:34:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | June 12, 2019 | Matthew Plese
    A Proper Catholic Understanding of Sacred Tradition and Ecclesiastical Customs by Matthew Plese On May 23rd, Pope Francis told the participants who had gathered for the 21st general assembly of Caritas Internationalis: “It is a mistake for the Church to try to hold onto old traditions or to have clear answers for everything.”[i] Such a statement is contrary to the very foundation of the Church which is built on the two pillars of Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition. On the contrary, as expressed by Gustav Mahler, the famous Austrian composer, “Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Does Pope Francis see Latin, Gregorian chant,... as ‘return to the ashes’?

    06/09/2019 3:38:33 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 5, 2019 | Joseph Shaw
    [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis see Latin, Gregorian chant, Church’s ancient customs as ‘return to the ashes’? June 5, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – On the plane back from Romania, Pope Francis responded to a question about Pope Benedict, who, he said, he thought of as a wise old grandfather. He then spoke about the nature of tradition: Speaking of tradition, [the composer Mahler] said that tradition is the guarantee of the future and not the keeper of ashes. It is not a museum. Tradition does not preserve ashes; the nostalgia of fundamentalists [is] to return to the ashes. No, tradition is the...