How Israelis put Trump over the top on Election Day

103downloadAt a post-election celebration in Israel, members of the Republican Party branch in that country gathered to discuss how their efforts contributed to Donald Trump’s victory on November 8. On hand were the president of the Republican group, Marc Zell, Tzvika Brot, Ariel Sander, and others. Zell said that despite the important contribution of Israeli-American voters to Trump’s victory, there were too few absentee ballots cast from Israel to alter the outcome of the election. But Trump’s popularity in Israel did persuade non-Jewish voters in the U.S. to pull the lever for the New Yorker, said Zell. MORE

Inside the ‘cultish’ world of the Oakland inferno warehouse

oaklandDetails of the sinister and sometimes cult-like atmosphere around the ‘artist’ who ran the Oakland warehouse can be revealed.

Derick Ion Almena was in charge of the illegal enclave, described variously as a collective or a commune, where 36 died in Friday night’s devastating fire.

He is facing a criminal investigation into the lead-up to the fire, which happened in a warehouse filled with junk and where Almena was raising his three children with his wife, Micah Allison. MORE

 

Christians once banned Christmas

christmas-deco-broken-02It may seem like Christmas has always been celebrated in the United States, but that’s not the case. In fact, the joyous religious holiday was actually banned in America for several decades by Christians themselves.

The original war on Christmas was waged during the sixteenth and seventeenth century by Puritans, or Protestant Christians who believed that people needed strict rules to be religious and that any kind of merrymaking was sinful. MORE

Italy’s political and economic crisis threatens Europe’s stability

rubensIs Babylon the Great Falling?

Italy is on the cusp of tearing Europe apart but the economic and political crisis brewing in the nation is largely going unnoticed.

All eyes have turned to Britain’s vote to leave the European Union as having the most drastic political and economic impact onto the 28-nation state but if you look at the country’s economic data, bank issues, and the impending constitutional referendum coming up, Italy is like a bomb waiting to explode. MORE

#DumpKelloggs: Breakfast Brand Blacklists Breitbart, Declares Hate for 45,000,000 Readers

bb-kelloggs-war-featuredimage-640x480-1-640x480Kellogg Co. announced on Tuesday its decision to pull ads from conservative media giant Breitbart.com because its 45,000,000 monthly conservative readers are not “aligned with our values as a company.” In response, Breitbart News, one of the world’s top news publishers, has launched a #DumpKelloggs petition and called for a boycott of the ubiquitous food manufacturer. MORE VIDEO PETITION

Insight into the Catholic Faith presents ~ Catholic Tradition Newsletter

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Vol 9 Issue 51 ~ Editor: Rev. Fr. Courtney Edward Krier
December 3, 2016 ~ Saint Francis Xavier, opn!

1. Baptism: Means of Salvation (96)
2. Second Sunday in Advent
3. Saint Peter Chrysologus
4. Family and Marriage
5. Articles and notices

Dear Reader:
This week Catholics throughout the world celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, but for us in the United States of America it is all the more to be celebrated as the patron chosen for our country. Continue reading

IAmElemental Female Action Figures – Courage and Wisdom

courage-toty3-e1479749950429“Every single figure practically radiates with evidence of the care and enjoyment put into them… They call back to a time when toys really were designed with kids in mind.” – The Figure in Question

“In the interest of creating strong women, the creators did not make them more masculine. They look like normal, fit, healthy, strong women.  These figures’ strongest visual point is, first and foremost, their strength.  After  you take in their strength and power – then you realize, ‘oh, they also happen to be female, awesome.’  It’s so progressive, I am crying tears of joy.” – CC MORE

 

Immaculate Conception Jeremias & St. John Baptist

rubens_immaculate-conceptionWhat most Catholics are not aware,  that it is generally held, Jeremias and St. John Baptist were both born without sin. They were sanctified in their mother’s womb before birth.

Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Benedict Baur, O.S.B.

“Blessed art thou, O Mary!”

1. “The Lord possessed me in the beginning of His ways, before He made anything, from the beginning” (Epistle). Continue reading

Francis, “No burning hell of torment”

pope-francis-hellPope Francis said: “Through humility, soul searching, and prayerful contemplation we have gained a new understanding of certain dogmas. The church no longer believes in a literal hell where people suffer as this doctrine is incompatible with the infinite love of God.

“God is not a judge but a friend and a lover of humanity and God seeks not to condemn but only to embrace. Like the fable of Adam and Eve, we see hell as a literary device and hell is merely a metaphor for the isolated soul, which like all souls ultimately will be united in love with God.” MORE

 

Castro said he was going to Hell.

101download” . . . if there is an afterlife . . . I will unreservedly choose to go to hell . . . . Hell would be heaven for me. All my life I’ve been with the have-nots. Over here, if you’re a have-not, you’re short of dough. If you’re a have-not in hell, you’re short of virtue. Once I get into hell, I’ll start organizing the have-nots over there. They’re my kind of people.MORE and VIDEO