SAUDI OFFERS “CASTRATED AFRICAN SLAVE” FOR SALE ON FACEBOOK
Saudi Arabia had an estimated 300,000 slaves in 1960. Slavery was then officially abolished, but unofficially continues to exist. MORE
A relatively unknown map of the Middle East, NATO-garrisoned Afghanistan, and Pakistan has been circulating around strategic, governmental, NATO, policy and military circles since mid-2006. MORE
For the first time in more than a decade, all categories of crime rose across Los Angeles in 2015 as police struggled to get control of the problem, according toLAPD data.
Violent crime in L.A. climbed 19.9% and property crime increased 10.3% through Dec. 26 compared with the same period last year, according to the police data. It marked the second year in a row that violent crime rose, but the first time since 2003 that both violent and property crime rose. MORE
Gun control legislation going into effect in California next week will allow authorities to seize a person’s weapons for 21 days if a judge determines there is potential for violence. MORE
A priest in the Philippines was suspended on Tuesday for riding a hoverboard up an aisle during Christmas Eve Mass. MORE
It is always prudent to examine our past as we start off the New Year.
Were we judgmental before knowing all of the facts?
Were you aware that foolishness is sinful?
How much gossip were we involved in?
Were we honest with ourselves in 2015?
How much charity did we express among the Brethren.
Did we show our love for the truth?
Did we put private revelations above the deposit of Faith?
What did we do to help the Faithful foster Unity last year?
Did we check the reliability of a story before forwarding it to others?
As 2015 ends remember we are one year closer to Our Death and one year closer to Christ’s return on that last Pentecost Sunday or Saturday depending what part of the world that your in at the time. One must remember that the Lord cannot return until those 4 prophecies that I recently sent out come to a conclusion.
Grace be with you, In Christ, Joseph
Invited by Europe 1 on Monday morning, the Rector of the Paris Mosque and President of the French Council of the Muslim Faith Dalil Boubaker was quizzed by veteran journalist Jean-Pierre Elkabach about hisproposal to recover “empty churches” to serve the Muslim faith. Boubaker smiled coyly, but Elkabach bluntly called on him to be as candid as possible since this is why he was there anyway. He had been invited to discuss his suggestion made in a soon-to-be released “Open Letter to the French.”
Boubakeur relented: “This is a delicate issue, but why not,” he said. MORE
BEKAA VALLEY, Lebanon — They joined to fight Israel in Lebanon, but after multiple combat tours in the Syrian cities of Aleppo, Idlib, Latakia and around Damascus, Hezbollah reservists tell The Daily Beast that they are no longer willing to die in Syria’s unending, bloody civil war. MORE
LOS ANGELES — The first women-only mosque in the United States opened its doors in Los Angeles on Friday with an inaugural jummah, or prayer, by Edina Lekovic of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. The mosque is housed in a century-old multifaith worship space near downtown. Originally built as a synagogue, Pico-Union is now the home of the nonprofit Women’s Mosque as well as several Jewish and Christian groups. MORE
December 31, 2015 – St. Silvester, Pope & Confessor – Seventh Day of Christmas Double Feast
A Reader Asks: “Have the ‘Gates of Hell’ Prevailed Over the Catholic Church?”
Gates of Hell
La Porte d’Enfer (“The Gate of Hell”) As Sculpted by the French Artist Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
Christ said that the “Gates of Hell” would not prevail over His Church – But Christ never said that His Church would be large – In fact He suggested just the opposite. There Remain Many (Traditional) Catholic Priests and Bishops sll around the world
Dear TRADITIO Fathers: Continue reading
Baghdad, Iraq – An ISIS commander was killed in Salahuddin province and his body was searched. A cell phone retrieved from the corpse revealed messages from Turkish intelligence services proving the NATO country was providing security for ISIS militants when they traveled between Turkey and Iraq. This is the second NATO country implicated in assisting ISIS troops. The first was Canada. MORE
Fire and Rescue Services spokesman Theo Layne said Monday that about 1,500 people were left homeless over the holiday weekend from five separate fires in the coastal city. Layne said two girls were among the dead.
Layne said the first fire began on the evening of Dec. 25, while three other fires were reported in the early hours of Dec. 26. A fifth fire was reported on Sunday, Dec. 27. MORE
A rare winter flood pushed swollen rivers and streams to virtually unheard-of heights Tuesday, sparking widespread evacuations and the transfer of inmates from an Illinois state prison as Missouri’s governor activated the National Guard to help divert traffic away from submerged roads.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said water from the rising Mississippi River and its tributaries threatened to spill over 19 federal levees, putting hundreds of homes in jeopardy. MORE