Category Archives: Religion

Go home Frank, go home!

“Pope Francis added fuel to rumors about the future of his pontificate by announcing he would visit the central Italian city of L’Aquila in August for a feast initiated by Pope Celestine V, one of the few pontiffs who resigned before … Continue reading

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“… a Choice Between Lesser Evils…” 

“Mr. Macron and Ms. Le Pen are now fighting over the 7.7 million voters who backed Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the leftist leader who earned a strong third-place finish in the first round of the election. Were they to break strongly for one of the … Continue reading

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He is risen…

A happy and joyous Easter to all. TTG

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A return to the cathedral – TTG

Note: I posted this last year and find Easter weekend to be an appropriate time to revisit even though blooming season is a little later this year. Lithuanians have a deep reverence for the forest that predates Christianity. Even today, … Continue reading

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Today is Friday by Ernest Hemingway

Three Roman soldiers are in a drinking-place at eleven o’clock at night. There are barrels around the wall. Behind the wooden counter is a Hebrew wine-seller. The three Roman soldiers are a little cock-eyed. 1st Roman Soldier—You tried the red? … Continue reading

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The Huron Carol

  “When we’ve been there ten thousand years, Bright shining as the sun, We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise, Than when we first begun.” Amazing Grace http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhc7MEYY-Ho&feature=fvwrel ————– “Twas in the moon of wintertime, when all the birds … Continue reading

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Shia orphan chorus singing “Silent Night in a Beirut church

“La chorale des orphelines de la Fondation de l’Imam Moussa al-Sadr venue chanter Noel à l’église Saint-Elie de Beyrouth en est la parfaite illustration. Ce spectacle, a priori anodin, peut représenter un exemple à suivre pour les autres pays, notamment … Continue reading

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Posted in Christmas, Lebanon, Middle East, Religion | 23 Comments

“Biden slammed by Catholic priests for meeting with Pope Francis, taking communion”

“Several U.S. bishops expressed dismay about the pope’s reported words to Biden. Bishop Joseph Strickland, of Tyler, Texas, retweeted a blistering blog post by conservative Cardinal Raymond Burke that strongly reaffirmed that Catholic politicians who support abortion rights cannot receive … Continue reading

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Francis is the pope of the abortionists.

JD Vance, author of “Hillbilly Elegy,” presently running for the US Senate in Ohio, was on the TeeVee today talking to Rachel Campos-Duffy, mother of nine, wife of former congressman Sean Duffy. Vance is a convert to Catholicism. She asked … Continue reading

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“Inside every —— there is an American trying to get out …”

I wrote the other day about the responsible job that I thought Austin, Milley and McCkenzie did in their testimony before Congress.  I stand by that judgment but would like to expand my thought in that post. Several times during … Continue reading

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