Friday, December 01, 2006
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Moviegoers zap cellphone abusers
Regal is giving theatergoers free popcorn and a gadget that lets them bust annoying cellphone users in the theater.
Regal is testing devices at 25 of its theater locations, handing them out to frequent customers and may roll it out nationwide in the next year if it proves successful, Campbell said. Regal operates 6,400 screens nationwide.
About the size of a pager, the gadget has four buttons. One alerts theater managers about a disruption in the audience, such as a fight over a cellphone.
A second button gives notice of faulty movie projection, a third button can be pressed if the room temperature is off and a fourth button, marked "Other" covers any other problem.
The device is part of Regal's efforts to keep fans coming back to the box office by making sure they still enjoy the experience, even as the movie industry faces greater competition from other media such as the Internet or video games.
As one of the Twelve, Andrew was admitted to the closest familiarity with Our Lord during His public life; he was present at the Last Supper; beheld the risen Lord; witnessed the Ascension; shared in the graces and gifts of the first Pentecost, and helped, amid threats and persecution, to establish the Faith in Palestine.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
The Ordination of Roman Catholic Womenpriests and Womendeacons
July 31, 2006 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Presiding bishops: Gisela Forster, Patricia Fresen, Ida Raming of Germany
"Ordination of Womenpriests in the Roman Catholic Church"(7-31-06)
"Womenpriests Press Conference and Ordination"
I hate to even post this as it is advertisement for these heretic women.
Jesus died for their redemption - may they accept that awesome gift of redemption.
"Rise Up People of God" CTA Conference-
On Nov. 5th, 2006, Roman Catholic Womenpriests Celebrate Eucharist at the Call to Action 30th Anniversary National Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin U.S.A.
While they still can, House Republicans are looking at scheduling a vote next week on a fetal pain abortion bill in a parting shot at incoming majority Democrats and a last bid for loyalty from the GOP's base of social conservatives.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
An appeal to Jihadist hackers was sent out through Web forums linked to al-Qaida and was posted on two of the Web sites that publish messages from the terrorist organization.
"The leadership of the electronic Jihad has decided to undertake a grand attack against the official Vatican site following the insults by the Pope against our Prophet," the statement read in Arabic, referring to remarks the Pope made in a September 12 speech.
I don't understand this...what changed?
"The Holy See has neither the power nor the specific political task of intervening on the exact point regarding the entry of Turkey into the European Union. It's not in its scope. However, it views positively and encourages the road of dialogue and of moving toward integration in Europe on the basis of common values and principles."
Ratzinger asserts Vatican stand against Turkey EU membership (this is dated 2004) & Sandro Magister's -Europe Is Christian, but Turkey's Crescent Moon Shines in its Skies
One source of opposition is a highly authoritative Vatican official: Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Ratzinger has recently voiced his opposition on two occasions: in an August 13 interview with "Le Figaro Magazine," and in a speech on September 18 to the pastoral workers of his titular diocese, Velletri, which was published in the Catholic newspaper of the Swiss town of Lugano, "Il Giornale del Popolo." In both cases, he specified that he was expressing his own opinion, not that of the Holy See.
I highly recommend Spero News and the above mentioned page! Pass the word-don't forget your children as they can benefit from the geography and history lessons presented on the site.
Anglicans in Rome- Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams attends a mass celebrating the feast of Christ the King and marking the Fortieth Anniversary of the Anglican Centre in Rome, at S.Sabina Basilica, Rome, Nov.26, 2006. Btw...these pictures are posted on Catholic Press Photo.
Looking at the pictures of the Pope's meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury and reading the info. provided with these pictures...I don't think we are in "complete communion" -"Serious obstacles impede closer ties between Roman Catholics and Anglicans, Pope Benedict XVI and Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams said Thursday, reflecting strains over issues such as women and gays in the priesthood."
So after seeing the above pictures and looking at these pictures of another event-Evening Prayers and here...the questions continue.
"Veil tips" to "Curt Jester"-Jeff Miller and Shawn Tribe at The New Liturgical Movement
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A public Christmas festival is no place for the Christmas story, the city says (Chicago). Officials have asked organizers of a downtown Christmas festival, the German Christkindlmarket, to reconsider using a movie studio as a sponsor because it is worried ads for its film "The Nativity Story" might offend non-Christians.
The city does not want to appear to endorse one religion over another, said Cindy Gatziolis, a spokeswoman for the Mayor's Office of Special Events. She acknowledged there is a nativity scene, but also said there will be representations of other faiths, including a Jewish menorah, all put up by private groups. She stressed that the city did not order organizers to drop the studio as a sponsor.
It seems we make strides ("Naughty or Nice List") and then fall again. The battle continues. That's ok we know the outcome! Our job is to make sure there are few casualities.
Monday, November 27, 2006
Heavenly Father, from Whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name,we humbly ask that You sustain, inspire, and protect Your servant, Pope Benedict XVI, as he goes on pilgrimage to Turkey a land to which St. Paul brought the Gospel of Your Son; a land where once the Mother of Your Son, the Seat of Wisdom, dwelt; a land where faith in Your Son's true divinity was definitively professed.
Bless our Holy Father, who comes as a messenger of truth and love to all people of faith and good will dwelling in this land so rich in history. In the power of the Holy Spirit, may this visit of the Holy Father bring about deeper ties of understanding, cooperation, and peace among Roman Catholics, the Orthodox, and those who profess Islam. May the prayers and events of these historic days greatly contribute both to greater accord among those who worship You, the living and true God, and also to peace in our world so often torn apart by war and sectarian violence.
We also ask, O Heavenly Father, that You watch over and protect Pope Benedict and entrust him to the loving care of Mary, under the title of Our Lady of Fatima, a title cherished both by Catholics and Muslims.Through her prayers and maternal love, may Pope Benedict be kept safe from all harm as he prays, bears witness to the Gospel, and invites all peoples to a dialogue of faith, reason, and love. We make our prayer through Christ, our Lord. Amen.