Bits & Bytes

1A: Two California federal courts have ruled that forcing churches to pay for elective abortions would violate their First Amendment rights. California officials have agreed to pay the defendants $1.4 million in legal fees. The defendants in the two cases are four churches in San Diego and San Francisco.

BLM: The 2022 Black Lives Matter tax filing show the Marxist organization is on the verge of bankruptcy. At their height, they raked in millions and millions of dollars. Only a small amount was distributed to a few local organizations. Mostly the founders spent their big bucks on themselves.

EDUCATION: [1:45] – The school board refused to allow a mom to read aloud the pornographic piece her 15-year-old daughter was required to memorize and recite for her class.

END TIMES: The countdown to the rebuilding of the Third Jewish Temple continues. They have everything they need to perform the purification ceremony and build, except an unblemished heifer at least 3 years of age and a site. The five red heifers they are raising are now between 1 ½ and 2 years old (Numbers 19:1-5); the ceremony could happen between Passover and Shavuot in 2024. My guess is the site will be made apparent and available in God’s good time.

FAUXTUS: CLICK [:19] to hear him praise Nancy Pelosi for rescuing the economy during the Great Depression.

INCORRUPTIBLE: Four years after the death of Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster, the Benedictine Sisters of Mary, Queen of the Apostles, decided to move her remains to a new site inside their monastery chapel in rural Missouri. But when they opened the simple wooden coffin, they found the unembalmed body of their African American foundress had not decayed.

Even more astonishing, the coffin had a crack down the middle that had been letting moisture and dirt in for an unknown length of time during those four years and the body was covered in a layer of mold that had grown due to the high levels of condensation within the cracked coffin. The lining of the coffin had completely deteriorated, but Sister Wilhelmina’s habit is still intact, as are the flowers (dried, but not disintegrated), candle, crucifix, and rosary with which she was buried.

According to Catholic tradition, the bodies of incorruptible saints are a sign of holiness and of the truth of our hope of the resurrection of the body and eternal life to come.


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2 responses to “Bits & Bytes

  1. Hi. Couple of things I ran across I thought might interest you, if you haven’t seen them already…

    A poster for “PrideMonth.”
    (Related refresher-reminder: The Great Sin by C. S. Lewis)
    Syriac translation of a bit of Matthew found by x-ray on frequently-written-over parchment. NotTheBee

    “Syriac” was new to me. “This is not the original New Testament Hebrew or Greek, but it’s in Syriac, a form of Aramaic – one of the first languages the Bible was translated into during the 5th century.”

    …while the original Greek of Matthew chapter 12, verse 1 says, “At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath; and his disciples became hungry and began to pick the heads of grain and eat,” the Syriac translation says, “[…] began to pick the heads of grain, rub them in their hands, and eat them.”

    I thought I remembered the reference to rubbing (goes to Bible Gateway) — yes, but that’s in Luke 6:1. Funny how it got in the Syriac Matthew. Was it in earlier copies of Matthew? Or maybe the Syriac scribe had a copy of Luke to borrow from?

    And most of all, can you imagine erasing a copy of the Gospels because there’s a parchment shortage?!?

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    • chrissythehyphenated


      “can you imagine erasing a copy of the Gospels because there’s a parchment shortage?!?” … mind boggling!


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