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    Turkish Parliament to Consider Turning Hagia Sophia into a Mosque

    Turkish Parliament considers converting Hagia Sophia to mosque http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/looking-luke/2013/feb/5/turkish-parliament-considers-converting-hagia-soph/ DALLAS February 5, 2013 – In a surpise move, a commission of the Turkish Parliament last week accepted...
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    MP Kyrill consecrates new cathedral in Magadan. Stunning!

    Consecration of a New Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Magadan BY SHAWN TRIBE New Liturgical Movement http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2011/09/consecration-of-new-russian-orthodox.html From the blog, Byzantine, TX, I learned of the recent consecration of a new Russian Orthodox cathedral in the...
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    Tuscan friars ask God to deliver diarrhoea for basilica bible thief

    Proudly Italian! Good thing the thief didn't steal from Sicilian friars lol Tuscan friars ask God to deliver diarrhoea for basilica bible thief Franciscans of San Salvatore al Monte pin up prayer hoping unknown villain succumbs to 'a bout of the shits' A group of Franciscan friars furious at...
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    Bulgarian Orthodox craftsmen make new tiara for Pope Benedict XVI

    At today's weekly general audience the Holy Father received a new tiara made for him and presented by Catholic and Orthodox Christians. The tiara was commissioned by Dieter Philippi (http://www.dieter-philippi.de/), a German Catholic businessman who has a great devotion to the papacy as well as...
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    Polish missionary priest found stabbed and throat slit in Tunisia

    Report: Polish priest killed, his throat slit, in Tunisia By The Associated Press | The Canadian Press – Fri, 18 Feb, 2011 2:59 PM EST TUNIS, Tunisia - Tunisia's official TAP news agency says a Catholic priest from Poland has been killed and his body had multiple stab wounds and his throat was...
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    Father John Harvey, founder of pioneering ministry to homosexuals, dies

    Fr. John Harvey, OSFS, and his collaborators, Terence Cardinal Cooke of New York and Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR, stepped up to care for these vulnerable and abandoned of their flock (truly the lepers of modern Christianity) at a time when nobody else dared. Fr. Harvey began his public ministry...
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    Great Greek Diners

    Does anyone have any favorite Greek diners? I was in New York over Christmas weekend, and on my way out to Astoria in Queens to check out the Bohemian Beer Hall, I discovered that it was closed (yes, it was Christmas Day, but they say on their website they're open 365 days a year). So what was...
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    LIGHT OF THE WORLD, Pope Benedict XVI

    My copy came in the mail yesterday, and I read about 40 pages last night. So far it is great! The questions range from personal (like what went through his mind when he was elected pope, what he does in his private time, what TV programs he likes, how he prays) to topics about the challenges in...
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    Papal reform of the liturgy

    Ialmisry: Your attempt to mock the Catholic Church would be more effective if you were better informed. The reform called for by the Council (in 1963) was not the Pauline reform of 1970.  SC was in harmony with tradition but the 1970 creation of a new rite was not. They are not the same...
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    New more dignified Mass in English approved for 2011

    Fresh embrace of everlasting salvation By Tess Livingstone  The Australian    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/fresh-embrace-of-everlasting-salvation/story-e6frg6z6-1225869540589 After nine years of work, Catholic authorities have rewritten the mass IN praying to the omnipotent...
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    For the safety of Pope Benedict XVI

    Assassination plot by radical Muslims against Pope prevented http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/assassination-plot-by-radical-muslims-against-pope-prevented/ Two Moroccan students who attended a university in the central Italian city of Perugia were expelled from the country last month...
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    Bulgarian Orthodox Leader Affirms Desire for Unity

    GLOBAL ZENIT NEWS Rome's Zenit News Bulgarian Orthodox Leader Affirms Desire for Unity VATICAN CITY, OCT. 22, 2009 (Zenit.org).- A Bulgarian Orthodox prelate told Benedict XVI of his desire for unity, and his commitment to accelerate communion with the Catholic Church. At the end of...
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    The great Ernie Harwell, "Voice of the Tigers," has inoperable cancer

    Looks like this is going to be it for the legendary Harwell. I am going to miss that homespun velvet voice. Thanks be to God that he faces the end of his earthly life with Jesus on his lips. After him, the only one of the old Greats left will be Vin Scully (who is in his final season calling...
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    Evangelical Lutheran Church in America votes to allow sodomite ministers

    ....as long as they are in monogamous relationships.  :-\ Clearly, the ELCA has a death wish. Watch as those congregations which still have any respect for the Bible start to leave. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090822/ap_on_re/us_lutherans_gays This part of the article says it all: The Rev...
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    Scientist confirms inexplicable nature of Our Lady of Guadalupe image

    Our Lady of Guadalupe ‘completely beyond' scientific explanation, says researcher http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=16789 Phoenix, Ariz., Aug 7, 2009 / 04:10 pm (CNA).- Researcher and physicist Dr. Aldofo Orozco told participants at the International Marian Congress on Our Lady of...
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    For an 8-month-old baby and his 17-year-old rapist-killer

    I saw this in the news. I found it just indescribably awful. Prayers for the baby and for the killer---I can't imagine what sort of evil possessed him to do what he did. West Bank teen arrested in rape and murder of 8-month-old by C.J. Lin, The Times-Picayune Sunday June 07, 2009, 9:50 AM...
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    The Scapular

    LOL. It would probably do the trick! I've heard of having scapulars blessed with the intention of the conversion or healing of someone and then putting them underneath the person's mattress or bed.
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    BREAKING: Pope Benedict to lift SSPX excommunications

    Several journalists have credibly reported that Pope Benedict XVI has issued a decree lifting the excommunications of the bishops of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Pius X. The decree is to be made public imminently. This is huge news if born out. Regularization could soon follow---we're...
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    Differences in Orthodox and Catholic Approaches to the Christian Life

    This topic has been moved from the Convert Issues forum.  Pravoslavbob Many EO never fail to catch my breath with their very malformed and caricatured understandings of real Catholic spirituality and practice.
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    Anarchist Homosexuals Storm Michigan Church During Services

    Homosexualist Anarchists Storm Michigan Church During Sunday Service By John Jalsevac LANSING, MI, November 11, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - On Sunday, November 9, a band of about 30 homosexuals stormed a church in Lansing, Michigan. Some were well dressed and were stationed inside Mount Hope...