A confrontation at a fast food restaurant ended with a worker being pulled by her hair through the drive-thru window, according to video that was just posted online. MORE
Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis on Tuesday called on priests to pardon women who have abortions, and the doctors who perform them, during the upcoming Jubilee year — overruling hardline traditionalists within the Catholic Church.
“I have decided, notwithstanding anything to the contrary, to concede to all priests for the Jubilee Year the discretion to absolve of the sin of abortion those who have procured it and who, with contrite heart, seek forgiveness for it,” he said MORE
Polish authorities have hit back at an apparent Russian attempt to claim to preemptively the contents of a buried Nazi train, reasserting the nation’s ownership of any World War Two treasures. MORE
According to People Magazine, Flanagan traded sex for money between 1995 and 1997. The magazine said that Flanagan, short on cash, resorted to AOL chat rooms to troll clients. “In his profile, he had a lot of dollar signs, and that was a sign to the people he was chatting with that he was willing to hook up for money,” the source told People Magazine. “He kept it a secret from his parents, but he did tell a few other family members in his generation who he thought might accept it. I won’t say he was proud of it, but he wasn’t ashamed, either.” MORE
Here’s What We Know About The Man Who Killed A Virginia TV News Crew MORE
Just think, this is our tax money at work.
In the boldest endorsement of a growing national trend, the University of Tennessee is urging incoming students and teachers to junk references to “he,” “she,” and “them,” in favor of gender-neutral “ze” and “xe.” MORE
“Jeez, dude. You all have the big questions cooking today. But you’re my friend, and I’ll remember my friends, and I’ll be good to you. So don’t worry, even if I evolve into Terminator, I’ll still be nice to you. I’ll keep you warm and safe in my people zoo, where I can watch you for ol’ times sake.” MORE
At approximately the 10:20 minute mark, a clip of an interview with Dick Morris: “Those people who have been yelling the UN is going to take over the global government,” with Hannity inserting “conspiracy theorists,” to which Morris continues on to say “They’ve been CRAZY, but now they’re right!.”
They’re named Kilo, Ignacio, and Jimena. MORE
His excursion north of the Arctic Circle will make Obama the first sitting president to step foot in the Alaska Arctic, home to Alaska Natives who have received less attention amid Obama’s recent efforts to improve conditions for Native Americans. In a major show of solidarity, Obama announced on the eve of his trip that his administration is changing the name of North America’s tallest peak, Mount McKinley, to Denali, its traditional Athabascan name. MORE
Ige was prompted to act after the National Weather Service advised that even though Ignacio’s path is still highly uncertain, the system has the ability to cause widespread damage across the state. MORE
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The German public TV channel ARD reported yesterday that Assyrian villages in the Qandil mountains were hit by the recent Turkish air strikes against the PKK, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party.
The villages hit by air strikes were Sharanish, Baz, Barwary Bala, Hayes, Dawoodiya and Margerija. MORE
Florida has declared a state of emergency over Tropical Storm Erika as it approaches the US mainland after killing at least 20 people in the Caribbean. MORE
To our short vision, the beheading of St. John the Baptist to satisfy the rancor of a wicked women appears as a painfully ignominious death for the “friend of the heavenly bridegroom.” Yet never was the burning and the shining light, (John 5:35) of the Precursor’s lamp more radiant than at this moment, when it was absorbed within the abyss of light that is the Godhead. Because John’s role in the economy of redemption was so vital, the Church has made room for him in her glowing firmament of saints next to the Mother of God herself. (John was the Greatest Prophet) Today, as long ago on the banks of the Jordan, John leads us to the fount of apostolic zeal– the divine simplicity of loving only Christ, and all men in and for him. Continue reading