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  • Hillary Clinton Christmas Tree Ornament.

    05/06/2018 5:34:52 AM PDT · by vannrox · 54 replies
    Woman to look up to ^ | 5/6/2018 | Via Messy Nessie
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  • Israel Thwarts ISIS-Inspired Terrorist Attack Planned for Temple Mount in Jerusalem

    02/27/2018 4:27:34 AM PST · by judeasamaria · 3 replies
    Lev Haolam ^ | Feb 27, 2018 | Lev Haolam
    The Israel Security Agency (also known as Shin Bet or Shabak for short) and the Israeli Police arrested 3 Arab Israelis, supporters of ISIS, who planned a shooting attack on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The terrorists were also considering attacking synagogues and churches – some of which were to take place on Christmas – but were arrested before purchasing weapons. According to the recently released report, the terrorists who were apprehended between January and February were all Arab-Israeli residents of the Arab city of Umm al-Fahm. The terrorists named in the report include Muhammad Mas’ud Muhammad Jabarin, 20, Imad...
  • 'All we need is Jesus', A Belated Christmas Story

    01/14/2018 12:04:39 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/14/18 | Dave Merrick
    If we can just get a hold of Jesus (and not another list of man-made rules and regulations), He will personally make sure everything else is just as it needs to be. All we need is Jesus This holiday season I was especially looking forward to Christmas, much due to the yearly reminder of the unconditional love and blessings that I need so badly and that I’ve been given in Jesus - coupled with the reunion of my beloved family members. It had been an extremely rough year for me. And I was looking to hide from some of my...
  • Why Muslim Influencers Are ‘Celebrating Christmas Too’

    01/14/2018 9:14:39 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Sabrine Shaw
    Growing up with an English father and Tunisian mother, my family knows a fair amount about embracing more than one culture. Despite my father being a Muslim since marrying my mother, my family still celebrates Christmas every year. As a child, this was often met with either confusion or understanding depending on who I spoke to. I’d like to think that I got the best of both worlds with my parents being from different cultures. My childhood is full of memories of putting up the tree with my brothers, leaving out cookies and milk for Santa and opening presents on...
  • Identity of the Magi

    01/13/2018 7:46:55 AM PST · by Salvation · 16 replies ^ | 01-03-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Identity of the Magi Question: Who were the Magi? What does the term mean? — Carol Clarke, Towson, Maryland Answer: Exactly what “Magi” are is debated. The Greeks of antiquity (c. 450 B.C.) used the term to refer to a priestly class of men among the Medes and later the Persians, but in later centuries it was used in a wider sense; it came to be applied to men skilled in hidden knowledge and magic. By 200 B.C., its meaning would include men skilled in astronomy and those given to visions and the interpretation of dreams. This expanded definition continued into...
  • Ancient Egyptian Monastery Closed and Christmas Canceled

    01/11/2018 5:56:57 PM PST · by marshmallow
    Jihad Watch ^ | 1/8/18 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Local authorities decided to close down the Saint Catherine Monastery in the Sinai Peninsula, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on January 5 and January 6, when Christmas church services are held according to the Coptic Orthodox calendar. The general directorate of tourist police further ordered all tourist companies not to lead tours to the historic monastery. Although the official reason for temporarily closing down the building and canceling Christmas is due to the establishment of a plan for the development of the surrounding area as befits a World Heritage Site, it is believed that the order came as a precautionary...
  • NATIVITY OF CHRIST. Divine Liturgy in English (Orthodox Christmas)

    01/07/2018 7:07:38 AM PST · by NRx · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 6 2018 / Dec 25 2017 (Old Calendar) | Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St John the Baptist
    Merry Christmas everyone. Christ is born! Glorify Him!
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 01-07-17, The Epiphany of the Lord

    01/06/2018 7:27:52 PM PST · by Salvation · 47 replies ^ | 01-07-18 | Revised New American Bible
    January 7, 2018 The Epiphany of the Lord Reading 1 Is 60:1-6 Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem! Your light has come,the glory of the Lord shines upon you.See, darkness covers the earth,and thick clouds cover the peoples;but upon you the LORD shines,and over you appears his glory.Nations shall walk by your light,and kings by your shining radiance.Raise your eyes and look about;they all gather and come to you:your sons come from afar,and your daughters in the arms of their nurses. Then you shall be radiant at what you see,your heart shall throb and overflow,for the riches of the sea...
  • The Three Kings Epiphany a forgotten holiday

    01/06/2018 12:35:59 PM PST · by mosesdapoet · 12 replies
    reflecting on seasonal topics as observed in a southside Chicago neighborhood during WWII
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-06-18, OM, St. Andre Bessette, Religious

    01/05/2018 8:21:07 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies ^ | 01-06-17 | Revised New American Bible
    January 6, 2018 Christmas Weekday Reading 1 1 Jn 5:5-13 Beloved:Who indeed is the victor over the worldbut the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? This is the one who came through water and Blood, Jesus Christ,not by water alone, but by water and Blood. The Spirit is the one who testifies,and the Spirit is truth. So there are three that testify,the Spirit, the water, and the Blood, and the three are of one accord. If we accept human testimony,the testimony of God is surely greater. Now the testimony of God is this,that he has...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-05-18, M, St. John Neumann, Bishop

    01/04/2018 8:39:49 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies ^ | 01-05-18 | Revised New American Bible
    January 5, 2018 Memorial of Saint John Neumann, Bishop Reading 1 1 Jn 3:11-21 Beloved:This is the message you have heard from the beginning:we should love one another,unlike Cain who belonged to the Evil Oneand slaughtered his brother. Why did he slaughter him? Because his own works were evil,and those of his brother righteous. Do not be amazed, then, brothers and sisters, if the world hates you. We know that we have passed from death to lifebecause we love our brothers.Whoever does not love remains in death. Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer,and you know that no...
  • Liberal Law Center Ranks ‘#merrychristmas’ as Top Twitter ‘Hate’ Speech on Christmas Day

    01/03/2018 5:24:44 PM PST · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1/3/18 | Lisa Bourne
    MONTGOMERY, Alabama, January 3, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The hashtag “#merrychristmas” topped the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) list of trending hashtags on Twitter that it considers to be promoting “hate.” On December 24, the #merrychristmas hashtag had the # 2 ranking on SPLC’s “Hate Tracker” list. Then on Christmas Day, #merrychristmas was ranked # 1, and on December 26, it ranked # 3. Along with “Merry Christmas” the SPLC Hate Tracker website recently listed #christmas, #merrychristmaseve and #jesus in its top trends used by what it terms “far-right Twitter users.” According to SPLC, the Twitter accounts they monitor for...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-04-17, M, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious

    01/03/2018 9:46:10 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies ^ | 01-04-17 | Revised New American Bible
    January 4, 2018 Memorial of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious Reading 1 1 Jn 3:7-10 Children, let no one deceive you. The person who acts in righteousness is righteous,just as he is righteous. Whoever sins belongs to the Devil,because the Devil has sinned from the beginning. Indeed, the Son of God was revealed to destroy the works of the Devil. No one who is begotten by God commits sin,because God's seed remains in him;he cannot sin because he is begotten by God. In this way,the children of God and the children of the Devil are made plain;no one who...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-03-18, OM, The Most Holy Name of Jesus

    01/02/2018 9:27:35 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies ^ | 01-03-18 | Revised New American Bible
    January 3, 2018 Christmas Weekday Reading 1 1 Jn 2:29–3:6 If you consider that God is righteous,you also know that everyone who acts in righteousnessis begotten by him. See what love the Father has bestowed on usthat we may be called the children of God. Yet so we are.The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.Beloved, we are God's children now;what we shall be has not yet been revealed. We do know that when it is revealed we shall be like him,for we shall see him as he is.Everyone who has this...
  • Catholic Caucus:Daily Mass Readings,01-02-18, M,Sts. Basil/Great,Gregory Nazianzen,Bishops/Docs/Chu

    01/01/2018 9:41:07 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies ^ | 01-02-17 | Revised New American Bible
    January 2, 2018 Memorial of Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops and Doctors of the Church Reading 1 1 Jn 2:22-28 Beloved:Who is the liar? Whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Whoever denies the Father and the Son, this is the antichrist. Anyone who denies the Son does not have the Father,but whoever confesses the Son has the Father as well. Let what you heard from the beginning remain in you. If what you heard from the beginning remains in you,then you will remain in the Son and in the Father. And this is the promise...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Circumcision of Our Lord, and Octave of Christmas Day (Gueranger)

    01/01/2018 4:56:29 AM PST · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    White Double of the Second Class OUR NEWBORN KING and Savior is eight days old today; the Star that guides the Magi is advancing towards Bethlehem and, five days hence, will be standing over the Stable where our Jesus is being nursed by his Mother. Today, the Son of Man is to be circumcised; this first sacrifice of his innocent Flesh must honor the eighth day of his mortal life. Mysteries abound on this day: let us not pass one of them over, but honor them with all possible devotion and love. But this Day is not exclusively devoted...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-01-18, SOL, The Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God

    12/31/2017 8:59:50 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies ^ | 01-01-18 | Revised New American Bible
    January 1, 2018 The Octave Day of ChristmasSolemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God Reading 1 Nm 6:22-27 The LORD said to Moses: "Speak to Aaron and his sons and tell them: This is how you shall bless the Israelites.Say to them:The LORD bless you and keep you!The LORD let his face shine uponyou, and be gracious to you!The LORD look upon you kindly andgive you peace!So shall they invoke my name upon the Israelites, and I will bless them." Responsorial Psalm Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8. R. (2a) May God bless us in his mercy.May...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Sunday Within the Octave of Christmas (Gueranger)

    12/30/2017 9:25:21 PM PST · by CMRosary
    White Semidouble (When the 30th of December does not fall on a Sunday, it is called “the Sixth Day within the Octave,” and the 3rd Mass of Christmas Day is repeated; excepting only the Epistle and Gospel, which are taken from the 2nd Mass.) This is the only day within the Christmas Octave which is not a Saint’s Feast. During the Octaves of the Epiphany, Easter, and Pentecost, the Church is so absorbed in the respective mysteries that she puts off everything that could share her attention; whereas during this of Christmas, there is only one day which does...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 12-31-17, The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

    12/30/2017 7:31:27 PM PST · by Salvation · 50 replies ^ | 12-31-17 | Revised New American Bible
    December 31, 2017 The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Reading 1 Sir 3:2-6, 12-14 God sets a father in honor over his children;a mother's authority he confirms over her sons.Whoever honors his father atones for sins,and preserves himself from them.When he prays, he is heard;he stores up riches who reveres his mother.Whoever honors his father is gladdened by children,and, when he prays, is heard.Whoever reveres his father will live a long life;he who obeys his father brings comfort to his mother. My son, take care of your father when he is old;grieve him not as long as...
  • Who Were the Magi?

    12/30/2017 10:09:18 AM PST · by Salvation · 23 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-29-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Who Were the Magi? Msgr. Charles Pope • December 28, 2017 • The Gospel of Matthew says, After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem (Mat 2:1). Matthew uses the Greek term μάγοι, (magoi) and notes simply that they came from the east.Exactly what “Magi” are is debated. The Greeks of antiquity (ca. 450 B.C.) used the term to refer to a priestly class of men among the Medes and later the Persians, but in later centuries it was used in a wider sense; it came...