This is normally the time Chrissy would post some significant thoughts on Catholicism and the church. Unfortunately being an alleged member of the Church of the Nazarene we don’t observe Lent. We mostly do the biggies like Easter and Christmas. The only reason for my membership is as a shining example that God has a twisted sense of humor.
Ashes to Ashes
If there ever is a day of the year when you can spot Catholics at a glance, Ash Wednesday is it. It is the one time when Catholics literally wear their faith on their foreheads. In fact, Masses on Ash Wednesday are better attended than Masses on most holy days, except Christmas.
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent for Catholics. The ashes we receive on our forehead in the shape of a cross serve as an outward sign of our sinfulness and need for penance. The ashes also symbolize our mortality, a reminder that one day we will die and our bodies will return to dust. Hence the traditional words, “Remember that thou art dust and unto dust thou shalt return.”
The tradition of receiving ashes has its origins in the Old Testament, where sinners performed acts of public penance. It was Pope Urban II who in the 11th century recommended that all Catholics take part in the practice of receiving ashes on Ash Wednesday. In the 12th century it became customary that the ashes used on Ash Wednesday were made by burning the previous year’s palm branches.
Ash Wednesday is also a day of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. According to Church law, Catholics older than the age of 14 are supposed to abstain from meat. In addition, those between the ages of 18 and 59, not including pregnant or nursing mothers, should eat only one full meal. Smaller amounts of food, not as much as a full meal, may be eaten in the morning and either at lunchtime or dinner, depending on when you eat your full meal.
The only thing that rankles me is seeing a flaming hypocrite like Nazi Pelousy walking around showing off the ashes on her botox-swollen forehead.
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HuffPo Launches Vicious Attack on Donald Trump After NH Primary Win
Well, here’s how the left is going to try to brand Trump for the next 9 months, get ready.
‘Dawn of the Brain Dead!’ – New York Daily cover mocks ‘clown’ Trump’s NH victories!
El Trumpo is not going to enjoy the cover of the New York Daily News that is commemorating his victory in the New Hampshire primary yesterday.
Unless he likes clowns. Maybe not even then.
When Maine Required Childless Adults to Work to Get Food Stamps, Guess What Happened
The number of food stamp recipients has risen dramatically, from 17.2 million in 2000 to 45.8 million in 2015. Costs have soared over the same period, from $20.7 billion in 2000 to $83.1 billion in 2014.
The most rapid growth in the food stamp caseload in recent years has been among able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs). These are work-capable adult recipients between the ages of 18 and 49 who do not have children or other dependents to support.
Hillary Delivers Concession Speech After Getting Crushed By Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire
Not sure what she’s celebrating here. Hillary’s smiling. Bill looks happier than being in a room full of overweight interns and the crowd is screaming
I think this is a sure sign that she’s already signed the contract for the hitman for Bernie. Only question now is, natural causes? Sudden pancreatic cancer? Sudden fall under bus?
House Democrat: U.S. Muslims Are Being Radicalized by Politicians Calling for Border Control
OUR STATE IS OVERRUN WITH SOCIALIST PUKES LIKE HER.HER CLAIM TO FAME IS THAT SHE LOST HER LEGS IN IRAQ.THIS HAS BEEN HER ‘GET INTO POLITICS FREE’ CARD,JUST LIKE McCAIN AND KERRY.THE PROBLEM IS THAT IF SHE BEATS KIRK IT’S JUST ONE LESS RINO SELLOUT.
Duckworth singled out her Republican opponent, Sen. Mark Kirk, and presidential candidate Donald Trump, as two politicians who are allegedly “play[ing] right into ISIS’s hands” and aiding the radicalization of Muslims in the United States during an interview with the Chicago Tribune editorial board.
Duckworth made the comments while discussing two Iraqi refugees in Texas and California who were recently arrested on terror related charges.
The Washington Free Beacon just reported that Nation of Islam kook Louis Eugene Wolcott (AKA Calypso Louie Farrakhan) will be traveling to Iran to speak at a rally marking the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.
Well, goodie. If we’re really lucky, maybe they’ll keep him.
Farrakhan, as well as other leaders of the global Islamic movement, will travel to Iran to participate in festivities surrounding the 1979 revolution, in which Iranian hardliners deposed the former government, according to Iran’s state-controlled Fars News Agency.
Supreme Court Power Plant Stay A ‘Monumental Victory’ for the Rule of Law
THE VOTE FOR THE STAY WAS 5-4. YOU KNOW FULL WELL HOW EVERY JUSTICE VOTED. THE ONLY SURPRISE WAS JOHN ROBERTS GOING AGAINST HIS MASTER…FOR NOW.
Nowhere in the Clean Air Act, the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, or the United States Code of Statutes can one find the language the EPA uses to claim it has statutory authority to regulate carbon dioxide emissions in general, or carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants specifically.
Simply put, the EPA has placed the livelihood of far too many people on the line when it attempted to impose these misguided rules on the country,” Paxton added.
The EPA’s coal power plant regulations requiring the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions have been controversial from their inception, for two reasons—lack of statutory authority and manipulation of the administrative law procedures.
Virginia Parents Outraged After School Children Indoctrinated on White Privilege
The children were shown a short film by the African American Policy Forum, showing metaphors for obstacles to equality in America today which affirmative action tries to alleviate
Of course, the video includes references to slavery which impedes the black students on their road to success today.
CNN shows just how BAD the NH loss was for Clinton
But the votes don’t tell the whole story. CNN’s Carol Costello said that new exit polls are “painting just how painful the picture is for Clinton”, and they explain below:
Hillary SUPER PAC Releases New Ad Going After Donald Trump
Priorities USA: “Trump’s America”
Hoping (unsuccessfully) to minimize Bernie Sanders’ landslide win over Hillary in the New Hampshire primary, former president and occasional rapist Bill Clinton recently went on the attack to accuse the Bernie Sanders campaign of sexism. No, really.
Wow, Pete. Thank you for doing this post for Chrissy! I know that she appreciates it, and I appreciate it. And that picture of Nancy the hypocrite is always good for a laugh.
Any word on Chrissy, BTW? I still have not got a call back from my message on DH’s phone. I DID try again on another number I found that had his name on the voicemail message! So that’s good. Hopefully, he’ll call back soon.
thank you for trying.
I sent her an e-mail,which she always answered straightaway.Haven’t heard a thing.I’m really starting to worry.
Good news! I just got in from shoveling snow and had 2 messages from Chrissy’s DH. No indication of any crisis, but hard to say until I get to ask the questions. I’ll keep calling back…
Ok, final update: Just got off the phone with DH and Chrissy. All is good and she’s at home (not in hospital), but she’s particularly weak and hasn’t been able to write at all. It sounds like she’s been recovering, though, and I think she’s moving around some today. They both ask for us to continue prayers for her health! So, let’s keep that up, please! I also heard her say in the background: “Thank you all” for the prayers and concern.
Hopefully, we’ll see some more posts from her shortly!
Good news! Thank you.
Oh thank God! I’m was getting so concerned! Will continue to pray for her strength. *phew!*
I thought you did an admirable job on this post, Pete. Thank you!