All the news I wish to print

There are all kinds of stories out there. Some will make you laugh, some will make you cry. Some will make you shrug, some will make you scream. Read any daily paper or listen to any newscast and your emotions can go from happy to sad to disbelief to fear to incredulity to horror to anger in very short order.
As we go along, there will be stories, as Paul Harvey used to say, to "wash your ears out with." There will be others that will make you feel like you need to be deloused simply by virtue of have in heard or read them. Some posts will be religious, some secular and for some I expect will defy easy classification in either category. I hope you will join me in this journey and pleas feel free to comment along the way.
For my part I pledge not to remove any posts unless they are vulgar, libelous, threatening or otherwise in violation of the standards of civil discussion. I will not remove any post simply because I disagree with it but I will reserve the right to respond to any challenges that come my way.
God bless you and welome to my blog.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Hershey School Turns Away Boy With HIV | NBC Philadelphia

Hershey School Turns Away Boy With HIV | NBC Philadelphia:

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Bank van accidentally dumps cash on Pa. highway - CBS News

This kind of stuff just never happens to me!

Bank van accidentally dumps cash on Pa. highway - CBS News:

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Upper West Side Traffic Snarled By Muslim Cabbies Stopping To Pray - WPIX

Pope John Paul II remarked once in an interview that one thing we could learn from Islam was their fidelity to prayer. Imagine the uproar from the cultural thought police if this story were to have been written about Christians blocking the streets with their cars while stopping to pray the Divine Office at Evening Prayer.

Upper West Side Traffic Snarled By Muslim Cabbies Stopping To Pray - WPIX:

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Divine Office - Liturgy of the Hours - Breviary - Free Audio - Bible - Prayer

Divine Office - Liturgy of the Hours - Breviary - Free Audio - Bible - Prayer Nov 30, Evening Prayer – Feast for Andrew, Apostle:

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Children in Pope's prayers this December :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Vatican City, Nov 30, 2011 / 05:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI will be praying in December for world peace and that children might be able to share the Gospel and be protected from violence.

Children in Pope's prayers this December :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

New York bishops encouraged and challenged by Rome visit :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Rome, Italy, Nov 30, 2011 / 07:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As they prepare to head back to the United States, the bishops of New York are calling their visit to Rome and time with Pope Benedict a positive, encouraging and challenging experience.

The bishops wrapped up their trip by celebrating Mass Nov. 30 at the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the Pope’s cathedral.

New York bishops encouraged and challenged by Rome visit :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

John Paul II film premiers at the Vatican

EWTN.com - Critic Points Out Media Bias Against Adult Stem Cells

EWTN.com - Critic Points Out Media Bias Against Adult Stem Cells

Lefebvrians reject Vatican Proposal

Kidnapper Sues Former Hostages, Says They Broke Promise | Fox News

Kidnapper Sues Former Hostages, Says They Broke Promise | Fox News: "Can there be no trust between a kidnapper and his hostages?

A man who held a Kansas couple hostage in their home while fleeing from authorities is suing them, claiming that they broke an oral contract made when he promised them money in exchange for hiding him from police. The couple has asked a judge to dismiss the suit."

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Divine Office - Liturgy of the Hours - Breviary - Free Audio - Bible - Prayer

Nov 29, Evening Prayer for Tuesday of the 1st week of Advent
Divine Office - Liturgy of the Hours - Breviary - Free Audio - Bible - Prayer:

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EWTN.com - Papal Address to New York Bishops

VATICAN CITY, NOV. 28, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is the text of the address Benedict XVI gave Saturday to a group of U.S. bishops who are in Rome for their five-yearly "ad limina" visits.


EWTN.com - Papal Address to New York Bishops

EWTN.com - Senior Bishops Predict Great Results From New Mass Translation

ROME, ITALY, November 26 (CNA/EWTN News) .- As English-speaking Catholic parishes begin using the new translation of the Mass on the first Sunday of Advent, leading members of the hierarchy are predicting great gains for the Church.

"I have a feeling that this will be a great moment for deepening people's liturgical piety and liturgical spirituality," said Cardinal Raymond Burke, a member of the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship, in comments to CNA.

"The prayers are much more beautiful and they carry with them a staying power," observed Cardinal Burke.

EWTN.com - Senior Bishops Predict Great Results From New Mass Translation

Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog: Mother Teresa's work with the poor: "She did it for Jesus."

Mother Teresa's work with the poor: "She did it for Jesus."

The following is from Chapter 5, "The Poor Are Wonderful People", from the book, Mother Teresa of Calcutta—A Personal Portrait: 50 Inspiring Stories Never Before Told, by Monsignor Leo Maasburg:

Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog: Mother Teresa's work with the poor: "She did it for Jesus."

Immaculate Conception Novena Day 1

Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog: What would Jesus Occupy?

What would Jesus Occupy?

The temptation to turn Jesus Christ into the poster child for one's political agenda and ideological dreamscape is an ancient and perennial one. Recall that Jesus, on several occasions, had to correct misunderstandings among both his disciples and the crowds that followed about the nature of his Kingdom and the means by which he was bringing into being. After feeding the five thousand, for example, Jesus had to depart from the scene of that great miracle in order to avoid coercive attempts to make him a political figurehead: "Perceiving then that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, Jesus withdrew again to the mountain by himself" (Jn 6:15).

Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog: What would Jesus Occupy?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Good habits: sisters and the silent testimony of clothing « The Deacon's Bench

From The Deacon's Bench:
The always-interesting Msgr. Charles Pope found the video below, and posted it yesterday, along with some intriguing information about the importance of sisters wearing the habit.




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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Coffee and Canticles - The Divine Office in Your Life: First Sunday/Share Your Advent Wreath

Coffee and Canticles - The Divine Office in Your Life: First Sunday/Share Your Advent Wreath: Ground pine from our woods, rose and violet  balls from Walmart Stir up Your might, we beg You, O Lord, and come, so that we may escape...

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Cost of Being a Black Conservative

The Cost of Being a Black Conservative:

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You really need to read this.

Crystal Cathedral: Was the Holy Spirit the Highest Bidder?

Crystal Cathedral: Was the Holy Spirit the Highest Bidder?:

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I've always wanted to visit the Crystal Cathedral. I look forward to the day when we can attend Mass there.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

These Nuns Didn’t Occupy Wall Street…They Bought It

For all the nonsense that has marked the OWS movement-the unsanitary conditions, the open drug use, violence among themselves, total disregard for other citizens rights-they accomplished nothing in the end in terms of actual constructive dialog or change. Perhaps they could use a primer on how its done.

These Nuns Didn’t Occupy Wall Street…They Bought It

'Occupy Wall Street' Protesters Chant 'Follow Those Kids!' As Small Children Try To Go To School On Wall Street « CBS New York

These idiots must be so proud of themselves. this from CBS News:
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — They were caught in the middle of madness.

Some grade school students were forced to walk a gauntlet of screaming “Occupy Wall Street” protesters just to get to school on Thursday.

'Occupy Wall Street' Protesters Chant 'Follow Those Kids!' As Small Children Try To Go To School On Wall Street « CBS New York