Monday, April 12, 2021
[Tyler Durden] Going to the grocery store in Massachusetts in 2020 guaranteed you would breathe heaps of sanitizer. A full-time employee scrubbed down shopping carts between customers. Conveyor belts at the checkout counter were blasted and wiped between every sale. Glass surfaces were sprayed as often as possible. The plastic keypads on credit machines were not only covered in plastic – why putting plastic on plastic stopped Covid was never clear – but also sprayed between uses.
Employees would carefully watch your hands to see what you touched, and as you exited the space would cover the area with cleaning spray.
Saturday, April 10, 2021
[RT] Google has updated its YouTube ad targeting terms after a media report revealed that people could search for phrases allegedly associated with white supremacy.
An investigation by the Markup found that advertisers could find relevant videos for their ads by using terms like “white lives matter,” “all lives matter” and “white power.” Citing the Southern Poverty Law Center, the outlet noted that some of these phrases are popular with white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups. Anyone interested in using the term “white power” to place an ad would be able to choose among 100 million YouTube videos and channels linked to the phrase, the Markup discovered.
At the same time, social justice terms such as “Black Lives Matter” and “black power” returned no results.
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
A Canadian pastor went viral after a video was posted of him confronting a group of police officers who had disrupted a church gathering.
Pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Street Church in Alberta was holding a service on Saturday when at least six officers entered the building.
Pawlowski yelled at them to “Get out” and not come back unless they have a warrant. “Please get out, get out of this property, immediately get out,” Pawlowski told the officers at the entrance of the church. “Get out of this property immediately.
Edit: he never abjured his heresy.
[America ] Hans Küng (b. 1928), who died on April 6 at the age of 93, was the youngest and third most influential Catholic theologian of the second half of the 20th century, after Karl Rahner, S.J., (1904-84) and Edward Schillebeeckx, O.P., (1914-2009); but he was first in flair and media savvy.
Sunday, April 4, 2021
He was born in Sicily, the son of African slaves. He became a Franciscan. Although he was only a lay brother and could neither read nor write, his holiness was so outstanding that he was made superior of his monastery, which he governed wisely and well.
Saturday, April 3, 2021
CNA Staff, Apr 3, 2021 / 07:35 am MT (CNA ).- A Polish Catholic parish in London, England, said Saturday that it believed that police “grossly exceeded their powers” when they halted a Good Friday service and ordered parishioners to go home.
Police officers interrupted the Good Friday liturgy at Christ the King Church in Balham, south London, on April 2, ordering worshipers to leave or face a fine or possible arrest.
A video posted on YouTube showed a police officer addressing the congregation from a pulpit in the sanctuary of the church, informing them that the gathering was “unlawful” under current coronavirus restrictions.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
The three churches at the Capuchin Monastery of San Giovanni Rotondo. In the middle church, the Archbishop of Manfredonia expressed his "dangerous considerations".
The Manfredonia case
Don Bux: “Communion in the mouth is documented in the Gospel. No bishop can counter this"
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Edit: why not report more about Liddy’s service in Korea? Update: Liddy was unable to serve in Korea for medical reasons.
Liddy was right about Nixon too. He should have been a lot more ruthless.
Liddy was an erector set style atheist later in his life. We can only hope he found his way back to the Church. His lapse is pretty understandable considering how a fruity institution like the American Catholic Church vilifies men with Liddy’s courage and patriotism.
The Catholic Church wasn’t built by people like Robert Barron, but men like G. Gordon.
I’ll light a candle for you, Agent Liddy! Thank you for your selfless service to our great country. You will be missed![CBS Snooze] G. Gordon Liddy, a mastermind of the Watergate burglary and a radio talk show host after emerging from prison, died Tuesday at age 90.
His son, Thomas Liddy, confirmed the death but did reveal the cause, other than to say it was not related to COVID-19.
Liddy, a former FBI agent and Army veteran, was convicted of conspiracy, burglary and illegal wiretapping for his role in the Watergate burglary, which led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. He spent four years and four months in prison, including more than 100 days in solitary confinement.
Monday, March 29, 2021
Update: Now they want to see the faces of those who aren't vaccinated...
Friday, March 26, 2021
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
[Local Yokel News] Dougherty said the person in custody was the shooter, who was identified Tuesday morning as Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21.
CBS Denver helicopter footage captured authorities escorting a shirtless man in handcuffs who appeared to have a bleeding leg from the scene, but authorities would not confirm if that man is the person in custody.
[Prod News] With some Americans feeling hesitant about getting a COVID-19 shot, evangelist Franklin Graham is urging pastors to encourage their congregations to trust in the vaccines.
Graham, the president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) and Samaritan's Purse, told ABC News that there could be harmful consequences if pastors discourage church members from receiving the shot.
"I would hope that the pastors in the pulpit would tell people how they can be saved from God's judgment," Graham said. "I think for a pastor to tell someone not to take the vaccine is problematic because what would happen if that person got coronavirus and died?"
Saturday, March 20, 2021
The Vatican State Secretariat has established a hierarchy in St. Peter's Basilica: Novus Ordo above, Traditional Rite below?
Traditional Rite to the catacombs?
A connection with the celebration in the Traditional Rite is not evident, which is why the only recognizable consequence remains to visibly downgrade the Holy Mass in the extraordinary form of the Roman rite compared to the Novus Ordo. St. Peter's Basilica is reserved exclusively for the novel liturgy, while the Traditional Rite is banished to the catacombs. It is also used physically, intentionally or unintentionally, to express who is “up” and who is “down” or who is above whom.