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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-10-18

    12/09/2018 9:46:46 PM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-10-18 | Revised New American Bible
    December 10, 2018 Monday of the Second Week of Advent Reading 1 Is 35:1-10 The desert and the parched land will exult;the steppe will rejoice and bloom.They will bloom with abundant flowers,and rejoice with joyful song.The glory of Lebanon will be given to them,the splendor of Carmel and Sharon;They will see the glory of the LORD,the splendor of our God.Strengthen the hands that are feeble,make firm the knees that are weak,Say to those whose hearts are frightened:Be strong, fear not!Here is your God,he comes with vindication;With divine recompensehe comes to save you.Then will the eyes of the blind be...
  • Corsi sues Mueller over alleged grand jury leaks, seeks $350M in damages: report

    12/09/2018 9:40:48 PM PST · by conservative98 · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/9/2018 53 minutes ago | Edmund DeMarche | Fox News
    Jerome Corsi, the conservative author accused of lying under oath to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators, filed a federal lawsuit late Sunday accusing Mueller of leaking grand jury items and various constitutional violations, including illegal surveillance, reports said. Politico reported that the newly filed suit claims that Mueller tried to get Corsi to give testimony that Corsi said is false. He is reportedly seeking $100 million in actual damages and $250 million in damages due to injury to his reputation. The author has theorized that investigators hoped that he would admit to a connection with WikiLeaks' Julian Assange. The connection...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Battle of wills: Tiny order of French nuns takes on Vatican

    12/09/2018 9:37:47 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Crux ^ | December 8, 2018 | unknown
    Battle of wills: Tiny order of French nuns takes on Vatican VATICAN CITY - The Vatican has an unusual dilemma on its hands after nearly all the nuns in a tiny French religious order threatened to renounce their vows rather than accept the Holy See’s decision to remove their superior.The sisters argue that the Vatican commissioners sent to replace their superior general, who is also the niece of the order’s founder, have no understanding of their way of life or spirituality. The Church’s conclusion - contained in a summary of its investigation provided this week to The Associated Press -...
  • There's a new App in Town (Apologies to the Eagles) Parler News

    12/09/2018 9:36:41 PM PST · by Oscar in Batangas · 8 replies
    none | unpublished | OscarinBatangas
    Who gives a twit about twitter anymore anyhow? Conservative pundits are starting to gather at a new platform called Parler News. Wanna give it a whirl???
  • Good luck getting ahold of NYC’s parking summons advocate

    12/09/2018 9:30:29 PM PST · by EinNYC · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 9, 2018 | Kevin Sheehan and Max Jaeger
    The city pays him $120,000 a year to help New Yorkers fight unfair parking tickets — but he’s proven harder to find than a Midtown parking spot. Parking Summons Advocate Jean Wesh of Queens was hired by the Department of Finance in April to “[assist] members of the public, who do not already have their own representation, with parking-summons complaints and issues,’’ with the agency adding that it would set up a toll-free number to connect motorists to the taxpayer-funded fixer’s office.
  • Key Takeaways From James Comey’s Testimony Before Congress

    12/09/2018 9:29:00 PM PST · by bitt · 4 replies
    theepochtimes.com ^ | 12/9/2018 | sharyl attkisson
    On Saturday, Congress released the 234-page transcript of closed-door testimony from ex-FBI Director James Comey before the House Judiciary and Oversight Committee the day prior. This is a summary of notable moments with page number citations so you can read for yourself. Hillary Clinton probe Comey confirmed that controversial FBI lovers Peter Strzok and Lisa Page served both on the team investigating Hillary Clinton’s email practices and the team investigating Trump-Russia connections (p. 18). Context: Strzok and Page were pulled from the Special Counsel Robert Mueller probe in summer 2017 after the DOJ Inspector General discovered they had exchanged many,...
  • Nuns Stole $500k And Spent It On Gambling And Vacations

    12/09/2018 9:12:30 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 12/8/2018 | Brendan Cole
    Two nuns in California allegedly stole more than $500,000 from the school they had been at for years, which they spent in casinos and on vacations. Bank records show Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper and Sister Lana Lang had been embezzling funds from St. James Catholic School in Torrence for at least a decade, the Press-Telegram reported. But officials from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles told parents and alumni of the school that auditors have not been able to trace all of the money trail. Kreuper had retired as the school's principal earlier this year and she dealt with the school...
  • Hedge Fund CIO: "327 Million Americans Now See China As Our Rival, Our Adversary, An Enemy"

    12/09/2018 9:10:42 PM PST · by cba123 · 5 replies
    Newsfeedgo ^ | 12/09/2018 | Tyler Durden/Eric Peters
    Submitted by Eric Peters, CIO of One River Asset Management by Eric Peters. -- Anecdote "What really matters?" he wondered, the Pacific Ocean far below, magnificent, the flawless symmetry of its swell. "Brexit doesn't really matter," he thought, which is not to say it won't create waves if it ever happens. "Italy matters more," he thought, delicate ice crystals creeping in from the edges of his oval widow, nature's order, grace. Europe's political project has been fraught from the start and will remain so till the end. But it remains superior to what came before. An Italian exit would spark...
  • Eiffel Tower, Louvre shut down as France braces for new riots

    12/09/2018 8:59:52 PM PST · by 867V309 · 19 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | 12-07-18 | Samuel Petrequin and Sylvie Corbet
    Nationwide, about 89,000 police will fan out in the streets, an increase from 65,000 last weekend, when more than 130 people were injured and over 400 arrested as the protests degenerated into the worst street violence to hit the French capital in decades. In addition to the closure of the Eiffel Tower, many shops and museums across Paris, including the Louvre, the Orsay Museum and the Grand Palais, will be shut on Saturday for safety reasons. Music festivals, operas and other cultural events in the capital were canceled.
  • Evers not optimistic Wisconsin Gov. Walker will veto bills

    12/09/2018 8:28:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 9, 2018
    Wisconsin’s Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers said Sunday he’s not optimistic that outgoing governor Scott Walker will veto bills approved by the Republican-dominated Legislature that would limit the new governor’s power. Speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Evers said he talked by telephone with Walker recently and appealed to him to veto the legislation, but that Walker was noncommittal. Evers, who will be sworn in Jan. 7 after narrowly defeating the two-term Republican last month, said Wisconsin voters did not elect him to fight over administrative powers with the GOP legislative majority. He said the lame-duck legislation approved by lawmakers after...
  • Anti-Semitic pamphlets distributed in Pittsburgh

    12/09/2018 8:12:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 12/10/18 05:12 | Elad Benari
    The Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety and the Pittsburgh police are investigating the distribution of anti-Semitic pamphlets in the city’s neighborhoods, The Hill reported on Sunday. “The Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police are aware of and are investigating the dissemination of anti-Semitic pamphlets in Pittsburgh neighborhoods, including Squirrel Hill,” the department said on Twitter. “Such hate-filled material will not be tolerated in Pittsburgh — not by residents, city officials nor Law enforcement,” the statement added. “The Department of Public Safety assures the community that we are taking this matter very seriously and will follow...
  • Bible Prophecy for Everyone: An Interview with Todd Hampson

    12/09/2018 8:05:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    Bible Gateway ^ | December 6, 2018 | Jonathan Petersen
    Do you tend to avoid studying books of the Bible like Revelation and Ezekiel? Does it feel like words such as rapture and apocalypse fly right over your head? It’s common to dismiss these and other topics related to Bible prophecy as irrelevant or too complicated.Bible Gateway interviewed Todd Hampson (@thampson) about his book, The Non-Prophet’s Guide™ to the End Times: Bible Prophecy for Everyone (Harvest House Publishers, 2018).Explain the title of the book and its format.Todd Hampson: The Non-Prophet’s Guide™ to the End Times features a comical character known as the Non-Prophet. He always gets prophecy wrong and doesn’t...
  • Comey: Trump 'certainly close' to being unindicted co-conspirator

    12/09/2018 7:47:30 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/09/18 | Justin Wise
    Former FBI Director James Comey said Sunday that President Trump is "certainly close" to being an unindicted co-conspirator in an ongoing investigation into campaign finance violations. Comey said during a discussion with MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace during an event that Trump does not fit the description in the "formal sense" because he hasn't been named in an indictment. "But if he’s not there, he’s certainly close given the language in the filing that the crimes were committed at his direction," Comey said, referring to a filing from federal prosecutors last Friday that said Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, "acted in...
  • Google Approves App For Muslims To Report People Who Commit Blasphemy

    12/09/2018 7:40:07 PM PST · by MNDude · 43 replies
    A new Android app has launched with the focus of allowing Muslims to report individuals who commit blasphemy, or insult Islam. No, this is not a joke. The app, “Smart Pakem”, which launched in Indonesia last month at the request of the Indonesian government, will allow users and government officials to uphold Sharia law and target and report people who hold “misguided” beliefs in violation of Islamic law, which forbids insults of Islam, insults against the Prophet Mohammed, or the recognition of any other religion besides Islam.
  • Ray Liotta- Chantix commercials

    12/09/2018 7:36:14 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 63 replies
    12-09-2018 | Me
    Just saw that Liotta-Chantix commercial again. Is it me or does Liotta's face have that Botax/plastic look to it? IMO, the guy is kinda creepy. Wasn't it him who played that creepy cop chasing after Kurt Russel's wife? Don't remember the name of the movie but he played the perfect part.
  • Khashoggi's final words: I can't breathe [per CNN source]

    12/09/2018 7:33:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    INN ^ | 12/10/18 04:33 | Ben Ariel
    “I can’t breathe” were the final words uttered by Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi after he was set upon by a Saudi hit squad at the country’s consulate in Istanbul, a source briefed on the investigation into his killing told CNN on Sunday. The source, who has read a translated transcript of an audio recording of Khashoggi’s painful last moments, said it was clear that the killing on October 2 was no botched rendition attempt, but the execution of a premeditated plan to murder the journalist. During the course of the gruesome scene, the source describes Khashoggi struggling against a group...
  • Slovakia won't send anyone to Marrakesh [U.N. Migration Compact]

    12/09/2018 7:00:44 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    Slovakia Spectator ^ | December 5, 2018 | Spectator staff
    Slovakia will not have a representative at the December 10 UN meeting in Marrakesh where the Migration Compact will be signed. Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini stated this as a final decision, given that the cabinet approved the parliamentary resolution about the Marrakesh Pact on December 5. At the same time, the prime minister indicated he will send a letter with Slovakia's comments on the document. The Migration Compact has been at the centre of the conflict between the ruling coalition Smer and Slovak National Party (SNS) and the Smer-nominated Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajăák. The minister defended the compact and insisted...
  • The Latest: More candidates emerge for Trump chief of staff

    12/09/2018 6:59:35 PM PST · by conservative98 · 32 replies
    CBS Cleaveland 19 ^ | | December 9, 2018 | ZEKE MILLER
    people being considered are the White House budget chief, Mick Mulvaney, and a Republican congressman from North Carolina, Mark Meadows. Other names in the mix include Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and Trump's former deputy campaign manager, David Bossie.
  • Dog reunited with family after guarding home burned in Camp Fire for weeks

    12/09/2018 6:57:40 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/09/18 02:10 PM EST | AVERY ANAPOL
    A California woman and her dog have been reunited after more than a month, when they were separated by the deadly Camp Fire. Andrea Gaylord was evacuated and unable to access her Paradise, Calif., home after the fire broke out on Nov. 8. But Gaylord’s Anatolian shepherd, Madison, waited at home, apparently guarding the burned property for weeks. "Imagine the loyalty of hanging in through the worst of circumstances and being here waiting," Gaylord told local news station ABC10. “You could never ask for better animals.” Gaylord learned of Madison’s survival with the help of animal rescuer Shayla Sullivan, who...
  • USA Today Faces Backlash After Shaming Heisman Winner for Tweets Posted When He Was a Teen

    12/09/2018 6:56:01 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 45 replies
    IJR.com ^ | 09 DEC 2018 | Madison Dibble
    Kyler Murray won one of college football’s highest honors on Saturday as he was awarded the Heisman Trophy for his excellence as quarterback for Oklahoma, but USA Today wasn’t focused on his football accomplishments. In a report published late Saturday night, USA Today dug up several tweets and claimed that Murray had made homophobic statements on Twitter. According to the report, Murray called one of his friends a “queer” in 2012. He was 15 years old at the time of the tweet. In response to this hit from USA Today, Murray humbly apologized for the comments he had made when...