Claims are being made that a biblical storm cloud of dust and rain was ‘sent by God’ to act as a barrier between Israel and ISIS .
The huge storm allegedly stopped on the border of Syria, and was ‘unable’ to enter Israel’s Golan Heights region. MORE
At 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
The Japanese sex problem has become so desperate that its young population has given up on dating and is just marrying friends.
A government survey found 69% of Japanese men and 59% of Japanese women do not have a romantic partner.
One Japanese aggregator website has since been awash with stories of how people have simply married lifelong friends. MORE
Details 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
It 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
Mushrooms, though classified as vegetables in the food world, are not technically plants. They belong to the fungi kingdom and although they are not vegetables, mushrooms provide several important nutrients. MORE
A man fired a rifle on Sunday inside a Washington pizza restaurant that has been subjected to harassment based on false stories tying it to child abuse, the police said. No one was hurt, and the man was arrested. MORE
Is 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
Kellogg 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
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
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
What 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
“As soon as I got down on the ground, I noticed it was a Bible verse, and I was like holy crap,” McCord said in a phone interview on Tuesday night. “It was in a puddle of water. I said, ‘I want to take care of this the best way I can,’ so I gently scooped it up and carried it out the best I could.” MORE
Pope 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
” . . . 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