Party goers, having no idea they were looking at discount staples from the mall scene, said they’d pay hundreds of dollars for the stylish shoes, praising the look, materials and workmanship. Top offer: $640, which translates to an 1,800 percent markup, and Palessi sold about $3,000 worth of product in the first few hours of the stunt.. MORE
Though largely stalled on some fronts the Vatican’s financial reform continues full steam ahead on others, as the Vatican announced Friday it’s joining the Single Euro Payments Area, which allows European consumers, businesses and governments to make financial transactions within Europe as easily as domestic payments. MORE
Vol 11 Issue 48 ~ Editor: Rev. Fr. Courtney Edward Krier
December 1, 2018 ~ Our Lady on Saturday
1. What is the Sacrament of Confirmation
2. First Sunday in Advent
3. Saint Bibiana
4. Family and Marriage
5. Articles and notices
The feast of the Immaculate Conception brings us back to the creation and fall of man. God created this perfect paradise for man.Continue reading
A dynamic Pacific storm is delivering heavy to excessive rainfall, mountain snow, gusty winds and high surf to California. This system will evolve into a major multi-faceted storm Friday through the weekend, with severe weather in the South and heavy snow in parts of the Midwest. MORE
Since 1984, the Vatican’s new status with the U.S. has allowed the Holy See to enjoy “sovereign immunity” under international law. That’s the main reason why sex abuse lawsuits have never been able to touch Vatican property. (Think of St. Peter’s Basilica and the vast Vatican museums.) You can’t sue a foreign government for actions taken over which it doesn’t exercise direct control. However, recent events threaten to weaken that protection. Maybe even dissolve it. MORE
“The Church should not see “with anxiety” that “many churches, until a few years ago needed, are now no longer necessary, for lack of faithful and clergy, or for a different distribution of the population in cities and rural areas”, but welcome this change “as a sign of the times that invites us to reflect and requires us to adapt”. MORE
The oath taken by Freemasons entering the 7th degree, where they take a blood oath to at all times “protect his brother masons, whether they be right or wrong, murder and treason excepted, and even they be at my election.”Continue reading
They have two children together; a 20-year-old son, Elliott, and 6-year-old daughter, Helen Grace.
The pair have previously parted ways before, with De Niro, 75, filing for Divorce in 1999 and engaging in a custody battle over their son. MORE
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA — Large swaths of northeast Australia endured unprecedented fire danger on Wednesday with 138 wildfires across Queensland state forcing schools to be closed and thousands of homes to be evacuated, officials said. MORE
White liberals present themselves as less competent when addressing minorities, while conservatives use the same vocabulary no matter what the race of their audience, according to a newly released study. MORE
That doesn’t even make sense! To ignore ‘national security’ is an oxymoron.
National Security is regarded as a duty of government.
Catholic Catechism: 1899 The authority required by the moral order derives from God: “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore he who resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.”17
His challenge to politicians, made in a comprehensive position paper… MORE