Among all of creation, the human person holds a prized and unique position. Learning to see the role, purpose, and meaning behind our existence in this world involves a vision that is able to recognize the incredible beauty of the human person while acknowledging the great tragedies that accompany the human endeavor. Such a vision must properly account for the end towards which humans exist while simultaneously providing tangible insights which can guide actions in the present.
“Twitter, which allowed dissemination of the Russian/Hillary Clinton fake Steele dossier and other anti-Trump stories, claims unconvincingly that the unclear provenance of the documents was why it was blocking the story on its platform. This authentication should put to rest Twitter chief Jack Dorsey’s concerns. It’s certainly more authentication than the fake Steele dossier ever got from the American media.”
(Victoria Taft – PJ Media) The Daily CallerNews Foundationreports that a cybersecurity expert has authenticated the email that implicates then-Vice President Joe Biden in his son’s shady business dealings in Ukraine.
Rudy Giuliani, a former New York mayor and former federal prosecutor, gave the DCNF a copy of the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop. The news website then gave the founder of Errata Security, Robert Graham, a copy of the so-called “smoking gun” email and all the metadata associated with it. Errata is the same company used by
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The recent arrest of Father Travis John Clark of Saints Peter and Paul Church in Pearl River, Louisiana, opened up a rather lurid story. Apparently, the cleric in question had hired two self-described dominatrices to engage in sex with him. On the altar. On camera. One of the… ah, ladies in question had posted on …
Some thinkers have argued that forgiveness is a duty (Rashdall 1907) while others have maintained that, like a gift with no strings attached, forgiveness is utterly gratuitous. It might also be thought that, similar to the duty of charity in Kant’s moral system, forgiveness is properly regarded as an imperfect duty. Unlike perfect duties such as the obligation to justice or honesty, imperfect duties allow for agential discretion over when and with respect to whom to discharge the duty. In this way, forgiveness may be located in a system of moral duties that allows for no supererogatory deeds at all.
In contrast to duty-based approaches to forgiveness, virtue-based perspectives suggest that the overcoming or forswearing of angry reactive attitudes characteristic of forgiveness must be grounded in or expressive of relatively stable and durable dispositions or character traits. On such views, forgiveness is a virtue, or is at least closely aligned with one or more of the traditional virtues such as magnanimity or sympathy. Within ancient Greek thought the views of Plato and Aristotle on the relationship between anger and living virtuously are noteworthy, as is the Christian traditions’ understanding of forgiveness as love or compassion.
1485 – Henry Tudor crowned king of England. Henry Tudor, who was crowned Henry VII on this day in 1485, founded the Tudor dynasty, ended the Wars of the Roses, used his children’s marriages to build alliances, and signed treaties that increased England‘s power.
“You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.”
- GALILEO GALILEI
God, in His infinite power, created multitudes of angels, an impressive, incalculable number. Psalm 146 says that God knows the stars one by one and calls them by name. The same thing can be said of the angels: God knows them one by one. One day during an exorcism Father Candido Amantini — a Passionist priest and my great teacher — asked a demon: “How many are you?” The demon responded: “We are so many that if we were visible we would obscure the sun.” The demon on that occasion gave information that we have no reason to disbelieve because it is confirmed in the Bible.
God created the angels as extremely intelligent beings, with knowledge immensely superior to man’s; and He predestined them to paradise, to eternal beatitude. Paradise, then, is not a passive and static contemplation of God. God Himself created everything in movement, both visible things — for example, the stars — and invisible things.
A great number of the angels fell because they rebelled against God. We recall that before admitting the angels to paradise, God subjected them to a trial of obedience and humility, of which we know the nature but not the specifics. The sin of the fallen angels was one of pride and disobedience. Satan, the most beautiful of all the angels, being aware of his extreme intelligence, rebelled at the idea of being subjected to someone. He forgot that he was a creature made by God. Many angels followed him in his folly of omnipotence and never turned back from their choice.
I note, incidentally, that this also happens with man, particularly in our day, when many appear to have forgotten God. The frenzy of omnipotence, of which men are often the victim in our times, seems to me precisely to reenter into this dramatic perspective of autonomy and complete self-referentiality.
Returning to our discourse: the original sins of the angels are the same as those who implicitly or explicitly adhere to Satanism. Angels and men who follow Satan base their existence on three principles and practical rules of life: you can do what you wish, that is, without subjugation to God’s laws; you obey no one; and you are the god of yourself.
Exorcist Diary #1: “Stop Saying that Name!”
In the middle of our exorcism session, out of the mouth of the possessed person came the cry, “Stop saying that name!” We had been saying the holy name of Jesus and it was really getting to the demons. They hated to hear it. So, realizing they hated it, we said it all the more, again and again. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus.
The name of Jesus is holy. It should never be used in vain or as a cuss word. This would be like throwing something holy in the mud. “At the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth” (Phil 2:10). I often quote this passage in the midst of a session, and emphasize the phrase, “under the earth.” Even in hell, the name of Jesus is all-powerful and every knee must bend.
On earth, the name of Jesus has power to cast out demons. As the Rite of Exorcism says, “In nomine Domini nostri Iesu Christi eradicare et effugare ab hoc plasmate Dei” which is, “In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ: be uprooted and be put to flight from this creature of God.”
How many saints have died with the name of Jesus on their lips! But to the demons, his name is torture or, truly, pure hell.
We can, of course, cooperate with a China that is a partner or a friend. We can even cooperate with a China that is a competitor; all nations to some degree compete. The question is this: Is China merely just a competitor? Can we, for instance, cooperate
Blogs seems to be the next big thing to hit the online world. An innovative product of the Web 2.0 revolution blogs has become an integral part of the online community today. We have seen the ordinary men and women become highly successful blogger and raking in thousands of dollars in profit from this blogging activity. If you are new to blogging, you may wonder how blogs can be used to enhance your own life and your career, no matter what industry you may be currently in.
Blogs can be used to promote any type of product or service online. It is a free way of getting attention to your stuff and get the word out there. Someone is bound to look for those things you offer and blogs can do a great job getting the message out to the masses. Let’s take a look at how blogs can enhance or more accurately explode the potential within these five major industries.
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Affiliate programs seem to be the latest craze that has produced millionaires in the last few years. This is the easiest way to earn money by selling other people’s products and services. By being affiliates, you don’t have to worry about the headaches of caring for the development, maintenance or customer support at all-those are done for you. Blogs can be a great way to spread the affiliate link on each post so that you can get a nice commission on every sale made.
All professionals in any field can use blogs as a way to differentiate themselves from others in their industry. For instance, a lawyer can use a personal blogs to post about his expertise and adventures in the many legal cases that he is responsible for. This would create a new level of connection with the readers and build a certain level of authority for him.
Students can use personal blogs to communicate with fellow peers and exchange ideas and notes on mutually interesting topics. In fact, if they are having issues completing a particular assignment or homework, the blogs visitor can be invited to post comments that would help solve the problem at hand.
Don’t underestimate the power of the stay at home mum! These are the new breed of super homemakers who are able to generate huge incomes from the comfort of their homes. Blogs can be a very good way to start tapping into the online resources. One can exchange ideas and notes and learn new tips and tricks of the trade with fellow blogger. Additionally, it is a great way to earn some extra money by placing Google ads or affiliate links on those blog posts.