Street’s biggest Apple bull: here’s how stock will hit $202
Apple‘s stock continues to hit new highs — and on Monday, investors pushed Apple’s total market value to over $800 billion.
Apple shares briefly surpassed a price of $153.44 a share, and with Apple’s 5.214 billion shares outstanding, according to its latest quarterly report, that makes its total market capitalization just over $800 billion. MORE
Hear, Father Noel Barbara’s dynamic lecture, given originally in French by Fr. Barbara in the 1980’s. The author (who was probably the first European priest to come to the conclusion of the vacancy in the papal chair), “after recalling the Catholic doctrine on the Church and its Magisterium, shows why the popes of Vatican II cannot be popes.”
To understand the seriousness of the situation in the Church as a result of the Vatican II council you need to understand theology. Catholics are bound by the deposit of faith, not by private revelations, private opinions of prelates or doctors of the church.
As I have said many times before is that again, never in the history of the Catholic Church have we ever been without a true Pope besides the period of interregnum, and these periods have lasted only days, months or years from when a Pope has died or resigned and the next elected. Continue reading →
Five pro-family people who came to testify – including two from Colorado MassResistance, a constitutional attorney, and representatives of Colorado Citizens Commission on Human Rights and Lutheran Family Services.
They warned the Senators that the bill allowed for a dangerous overreach by mental health staff at schools. It virtually removed accountability for therapists (to parents or anyone else) and would lead to inappropriate testing, misdiagnoses, and bad treatment plans. It would certainly prompt lawsuits because of the bill’s dubious constitutionality, given the history of Supreme Court decisions favoring parental rights. MORE
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Parents seeking to adopt children in Texas could soon be rejected by public or private agencies with religious objections to them being Jewish, Muslim, gay, single, or interfaith couples, under a proposal advancing in the Republican-controlled Legislature.
Five other states have passed similar laws protecting faith-based adoption organizations that refuse to place children with gay parents or other households on religious grounds — but Texas’ rule extends to state-funded agencies. Only South Dakota’s is similarly sweepingly. MORE
I’ve seen about five of these cases in the last 4 years or so. One statue at Joplin? MO. was Our Lady of Sorrows. It was the only thing standing in the whole city, or at least in that block.
The video here, from CNN, is remarkable for a number of reasons—including the dignity the newscaster shows the church and its parishioners. (It’s also one of the few times I’ve heard a reporter use the verb “celebrate” with Mass; usually reporters talk about how people “attend” Mass or “hear” Mass.) MORE
These people need some kind of incentive to retire so others can take their place. More Americans age 65 and over are still punching the clock, and the last time the percentage was this high was when John F. Kennedy was in the White House.
Last month, 19 percent of Americans age 65 and over were still working, according to government data released Friday. That’s the highest rate since 1962, and it caps a long trend higher since the figure bottomed out at 10 percent in 1985. MORE
This is the second state to do so…N or S Dakota is the other
A new bill has passed the NC House that would allow North Carolina drivers to drive through protesters who are blocking the road without being sued, as long as they “exercise due care.”
The North Carolina House passed HB 330 with a 67-48 vote.
It was introduced by Republican Justin Burr and “provides that a person driving an automobile while exercising due care is immune for civil liability for any injury to another if the injured person was participating in a demonstration or protest and blocking traffic.” MORE
Women rest after casting their votes at a polling station during municipal elections, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia December 12, 2015. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser
Jeddah- Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz on Thursday issued a directive relieving women from the prerequisite of obtaining the consent of guardians in order to receive public services, “unless there is a legal basis for this request in accordance with the provisions of Islamic law.”
King Salman bin Abdulaziz had passed the notice over to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, who is also Interior Minister. MORE
The United Nations says it needs $4.4 billion by July to prevent famine in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and northeastern Nigeria.
U.N. humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien, who just returned from field missions to the affected countries, told Security Council members Friday that the United Nations is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since the organization’s creation. He said that without the necessary funding and full, safe and unimpeded access for aid workers, people will die. MORE
President Donald Trump proclaimed May Jewish American Heritage Month, continuing a tradition maintained by every president since 2006.
“During Jewish American Heritage Month, we celebrate our nation’s strong American Jewish heritage, rooted in the ancient faith and traditions of the Jewish people. The small band of Dutch Jews who first immigrated in 1654, seeking refuge and religious liberty, brought with them their families, their religion, and their cherished customs, which they have passed on from generation to generation,” read the proclamation issued late Friday by the White House. MORE