The celebrity couple were among the thousands ordered to evacuate the upscale Montecito neighbourhood near Santa Barbara that was worst hit by massive mudslides that were triggered by this week’s rainstorms. MORE
Saint John the Baptist, Last of the Prophets
And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of Eliseus the Prophet; and not one of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian. St. Lk. 4:23-30
Our Lord was demonstrating why those who lack faith seldom see signs and miracles, as He continues, an evil and adulterous generation seeketh a sign: and a sign shall not be given it, but the sign of Jonas the Prophet. St. Matt. 12:39. A prelude to our times as this generation, too, demands signs from God’s witnesses preceding the Second Coming of Christ. Continue reading
Democracy dies in darkness: Lebanon announced earlier this week that it will not permit public screenings of Steven Spielberg’s The Post, because the director had filmed scenes of Schindler’s List in Jerusalem, thereby violating The Censorship Committee of the General Security Directorate’s “boycott Israel” policy. MORE
“He has always been my soulmate in every sense of the word and we felt mutually that Vegas was the place to finalize our commitment to partnership,” Brown explained on Instagram. “Peter and I are not romantically involved — in fact we are still dating others and will continue to seek love in all forms — we are just each other’s hearts and wish to begin our journey towards evolution, because the more we face reality, the more we can see that there is no right or wrong.” MORE
In a Japan first, a small, agrarian community in Yamagata Prefecture will start using specially trained dogs this month to screen its residents for cancer. MORE
your email was followed by an avalanche of statements. Most of them seem to forget that the MCG is of the domain of private revelation, and thus in no way binding as to faith and morals. Comparative studies of private revelations about the life of Mary(Bridget, Emmerick, Valtorta) show that there exist discrepancies. MCD has the status of an apocryphal document, a narrative or picture book to illustrate the foundational text of our faith, i.e. Holy Scripture. The Church never included these documents, f.ex. the Pseudo-Gospel of James(from around 150), in the official Canon. Quite frequently, private Continue reading
MOSCOW — Even thermometers can’t keep up with the plunging temperatures in Russia’s remote Yakutia region, which hit minus 88.6 degrees in some areas Tuesday. MORE
A false alert warning of an inbound missile was broadcast in Hawaii on Saturday.
- Since then, people have discovered that a photo taken in Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency for a news article in July includes a sticky note with a password.
- Hawaii says the alert was sent was because “an employee pushed the wrong button,” not because of a hack, but the photo has sparked criticism about the agency’s level of security. MORE
“After years of over taxation, regulation, and mono-party politics the State of California and many of it’s 58 Counties have become ungovernable,” the group said in a statement, citing a “decline in essential basic services” including education, law enforcement, infrastructure and health care. MORE
Consider this cold comfort: A quick study of the brutal American cold snap found that the Arctic blast really wasn’t global warming but a freak of nature.
Frigid weather like the two-week cold spell that began around Christmas is 15 times rarer than it was a century ago, according to a team of international scientists who does real-time analyses to see if extreme weather events are natural or more likely to happen because of climate change. MORE
Jim Caviezel has a pretty good Catholic track record. Unfortunately Mel Gibson failed to expose the prophetic truths Jim needed to see the whole PICTURE. Below is my commentary on his lecture he gave to Catholic University Students.
MONTECITO, Calif. — Family and friends are mourning the tragic death of Roy Rohter, 84, co-founder of St. Augustine Academy in Ventura, California, and a generous benefactor to Catholic education, who was swept from his Montecito home in a mudslide along with wife, Theresa, early in the morning of Jan. 9 as the result of heavy rains. MORE