Greenwood Acres Full Gospel Baptist Church will pay white people to attend services during August to increase the diversity of its congregation. Bishop Fred Caldwell said he will pay $5 per hour for Sunday services and $10 an hour for the Thursday service. The idea came to him during his sermon Sunday.
Going to pick up a priest friend in New Orleans today who will be staying with me for a few days and we'll be heading to the River Road Plantations. It is expected to be hotter than the surface of the sun and humid today.
St. Leopold was much like Padre Pio in that he heard confessions for nearly 15 hours a day. In fact, his confessional was in his friary cell. I've been to the friary in Padua and to his cell. His relics are entombed but his right arm is exposed for veneration. The place is filld with ex votos and pictures commemorating miracles he has worked after his death.
An affidavit recently obtained by INA Today attributes the Catholic Church's present state of collapse to a calculated attack beginning decades ago, with initial successes appearing in the 1960s.
The affidavit affirms that Communist Party organizer and high Party official, Bella Dodd, made public statements during the decade of the 1960s declaring that the Catholic priesthood was infiltrated by numerous Communist agents, whose mission was "to destroy the Catholic Church from within."
The three nuns who broke into and defaced a missile silo a few months ago will be going to prison for their crimes according to Fox News. My question is, what are these nuns wearing on their heads in this picture here? Has it been so long since they have worn a veil that they forgot how to put them on? I prefer the picture of them in their space suits.
St. Christina is truly one of my favorite saints (I try to make sure that each year one girl takes her as her confirmation saint). The internet seems filled with interesting items on this interesting saint. Check out this painting and a nice hagiography.You can order the medieval hagiography here. Nick Cave has a song about her. Some Puritans have a guild named after her. Astonishing.
I like to cook occasionally (pasta dishes mainly) and being at the new parish and in the new rectory has presented me with a new experience - cooking on an electric stove. I used to boil Ramen noodles in college on an electric stove, but I had never used it to cook anything even remotely complicated. I was a bit hesitant at first, but I find it cooks extremely well. And plus does not have to worry about gas leaks. Just in case any of you out there have bever cooked with gas, here is what you should do to keep safe if you should ever smell gas.
Maybe so, but it still doesn't make it right. Studies like thisone which reduces masturbation to a purely physical or biological act, (along with all of the other reductionism that our culture levels on human sexuality) reveals the true problem with our society's view of sexuality - the a priori denial that sex is sacred. The roots of this error run deep, but for a fine understanding of it I suggest reading Christopher Derrick's "The Desacralization of Venus." I firlmly believe anyone involved in the New Evangelization and the attempt to renew the culture's attitudes and views on sexuality must read this article.
"Scientists rather quickly desist (from their careers) after their marriage, while unmarried scientists continue to make great scientific contributions later in their lives," says Dr Kanazawa.
I think Nietzsche already said it, "The philosopher shudders mortally at marriage... as a fatal hindrance on the way to the optimum. Up to the present what great philosophers have been married? A married philosopher belongs to comedy, that is my rule."
Do you suffer from incurable Body Odor and Persisten Bad Breath? Then InnerMint was meant for you. InnerMint works from the inside of your body to make you quit smelling like a sweaty horse and making all those around you gag or removes that three-day-old-fish-sitting-in-the-hot-sun smell from your putrid mouth.
Today (in the United States) is the Memorial of St. Camillus de Lellis
St. Camillus was a behemoth of a man, especially for his time, standing at 6’6” with a wide muscular frame and a violent temper. Camillus grew up wanting to be like his father – a soldier of fortune, a gambler, and a fighter. The saint got his wished and spent a good part of his youth traveling as a vagrant making their living as warriors and gamblers. His father eventually died but Camillus vices were to powerful and he spent the next several years wandering through Europe feeding his terrible gambling addiction and getting into numerous fights. His rough lifestyle, the religion his mother instilled in him as a child and a running would he incurred in battle led him to eventually change his life and to give up gambling and mercenary work and take up a job building a new Franciscan monastery. It was from this point in his life that grace really began to transform our saint into the great man of charity and compassion he would become.
At the funeral for former Chama councilman Ben Martinez, a priest said "clearly, loudly and without hesitation that the Lord vomited people like Ben out of his mouth to hell," according to a lawsuit filed by Martinez's family against the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.
Some friends and I were looking to head to the Napa Valley in late October to do a wine tour. We were planning on renting a car and just driving through the Valley stopping here and there. Has anyone out there ever done this? Can anyone make recommendations of places to see or things do do, or how to best go about planning this?
It is a sweltering summer and the tourists in Rome dressed in shorts and sleeveless shirts are being denied entrance into St. Peter's until they can dress more appropriately. I remeber during my time in Rome, we would occasionally sit by the entrance to the basilica and watch the antics transpire as the Vatican Security turned away German and American tourists by the boatload because they wanted to enter the basilica dressed like they were headed to the beach.
For my anniversary lunch my mom made a tropical shrimp salad. It was quite tasty - grilled shrimp on a bed of baby spinach leaves, with mandarins and pineapple and sprinkled with sunflower seeds. I know that shrimp (or as some say it down south "shrimps") as an edible food might be quite foreign to some of you out there. The trouble it takes to remove the head and the shell might make some of you shy away from eating a delicious shrimp dish like the one my mother prepared. If this is the case, this tutorial might help - How to Peel and Eat Shrimp.
St. Bonaventure is the patron saint of bowel disorders. It seems he acquired this patronage from the events surrounding his early death. Bonaventure was assisting at the Second Council of Lyons at the time, and it appears that he was so involved in a lecture he was giving, surely expounding on the virtues and triumphs of the faith, that he refuse to take a break to relieve himself. As a result he died, rather painfully one would suppose, from a ruptured bladder. Back in the day, the whole abdominal region and all it contained was considered the bowels, hence the patronage.
Pixies frontman Frank Black (formerly known as Black Francis, for those who may have needed to ask) recently said in an interview with London radio station XFM that the group has been getting together every once in a while to play informally.
With the recent Supreme Court Decision I will be willing to bet we will be sing more items such as this one adorning wedding cakes. This and other such trinkets and goodies brought to you by TwoBrides.com.
Title of the first place presentation at the 2001 Fellowship Baptist Creation Science.
Cassidy Turnbull (grade 5) presented her uncle, Steve. She also showed photographs of monkeys and invited fairgoers to note the differences between her uncle and the monkeys. She tried to feed her uncle bananas, but he declined to eat them. Cassidy has conclusively shown that her uncle is no monkey.
Your friends at PETA are pushing a vegetarian starter kit. How hard can this be? Why do I need PETA to help me out with this? I would imagine a vegetarian starter kit would consist of some vegetables and fruits and no meat. Do potential vegetarians have lower IQs than the rest of people around? Are people trying to eat gravel and cardboard thinking they are part of the vegetarian diet? Vegatarian starter kit - the fruit and vegetables aisle at your local supermarket.
I finished the new Harry Potter book today. It started off a bit slow and was a bit too detailed and verbose (who is Rowling's editor?) but almost right in the middle it picked up and I found it near impossible to put down. Another fine installment. And thank goodness I have not begin practicing Wicca or worshipping Satan. If you end up having to worry about something in the harry Potter universe, worry about this - Erotic Harry Potter Fan Fiction (note that the article is from The Boston Globe).
From Emperor Gratian's Edict in 380 defining Christianity as "the religion which was taught by St. Peter to the Romans, which faithful tradition has preserved, and which is now professed by the pontiff Damascus, and by Peter, bishop of Alexandria, a man of apostolic holiness. According to the dicipline of the apostles, and the doctrine of the Gospel, let us believe the sole deity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, under equal majesty and a pious Trinity.
We authorize the followers of this doctrine to assume the title Catholic Christians; and as we judge that all others are extravagant madmen, we brand them with the infamous name of Heretics, and declare that all their conventicles shall no longer usurp the respectible appellation of churches."
Once again this year, in order to celebrate today's feast of St. Thomas the Apostle, I would like to give to all of you visiting my weblog today - the finger.
Yes, the relic of the finger of the Apostle that probed Our Lord's pierced side. The relic is kept with the other relics of Jesus' most dolorous passion in a chapel at the Basilica of Santa Croce in Rome. Happy feast of St. Thomas, or as they call it in India, the Feast of Continuous Rain."
Had the enemy of mankind been permitted to become incarnate and to set up a visible court on earth, the Jesuits would have supplied him with suitable ministers, bodyguard, and officers for all his objects.
They seemed spirits of darkness who had got possession of human bodies, so thoroughly were they divested of all the better attributes of man, and so thoroughly the temples of iniquity.
They seemed to have been pupils of the Prince of Darkness himself, while so successfully had their studies been conducted that each was fitted to have misled a world of innocents, or to have acted as Premier to Pan demonium!
The weapons of the Jesuits are falsehoods, yours are truth; with these march forth in the name and the love of God, and drive them from your borders! Drive them not only from the English Church, but from the English nation.
It appears that in 1749 A mosquito bite Serra received early in his trip to the New World left one leg swollen; this and his asthma made walking a painful process for the rest of his life. Can anyone who knows about Bl. Juniperro Serra give me more details about this?