Michael Bloomberg his longtime girlfriend “de facto first lady.”

Amazing the press’ choice of words. ‘Significant other’ ‘highly accomplished’ ‘ highly respected’, highly admired.’

“I want to get to a couple personal issues. Because you would be the first modern-day single president. But we all know in New York, you are not an eligible bachelor. Your significant other, Diana Taylor, is a very accomplished, highly respected, highly admired woman. Would she be our de facto first lady? Is she playing a role in your campaign?” Ms. King asked. MORE

United flight from San Francisco is one of 8 planes put on lockdown at London Heathrow after passengers are suspected of having coronavirus

So far, the US has confirmed 15 cases of the deadly coronavirus, including the latest patient, a quarantined individual in San Antonio, Texas, diagnosed Thursday. Eight of the patients are in California, where San Francisco International Airport is one of 11 through which all flights to the US from China are being funneled to screen passengers. MORE

St. Valentine ~ February 14

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Pope Valentine 827 ~ Father Valentine  269 2-14 ~ Bishop Valentine of Terni 269  2-14.

There’s a lot of confusion, actually, about St. Valentine, whose feast we celebrate today. The most popular legend places Valentine near Rome in the third century, during the reign of the Emperor Claudius III (nicknamed Claudius the Cruel). 

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Pray for China & Hong Kong. Church suspends all the public Masses on Sundays and weekdays

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

Peace be with you! The next two weeks will be a crucial time to suppress the epidemic. To avoid gatherings, the Diocese has decided to suspend all the public Masses on Sundays and weekdays for two weeks, including the Liturgy of Ash Wednesday, from the fifteenth to the twenty-eighth of February. Some Church members may be disappointed. However, I hope that everyone can understand this is not an easy decision.

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