Payless Opened a Fake Luxury Store, ‘Palessi,’ to See How Much People Would Pay for $20 Shoes The answer? A hell of a lot

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

Catholic Tradition Newsletter 487: Confirmation, First Sunday in Advent, Saint Bibiana

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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

Dear Reader:

The feast of the Immaculate Conception brings us back to the creation and fall of man. God created this perfect paradise for man.

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Will Sex Abuse Claims Bankrupt the Vatican?

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

Pope says migrants’ rights should override national security concerns

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