Intuitive Machines, Aerospace Company, calling all artists and Embry-Riddle. One of my former students, Anthony, graduated with an M.S. in Safety Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. I messaged him today. LUNR (NASDAQ) $9.59 +1.31 (+15.82%)
Are you as surprised as I am by what has happened? I didn't know the company existed.
About Anthony, we tutored him in high school English and math. I did the English part. He challenged us for three years. Just kidding. Look at what he accomplished!
I checked the FSSP website. Notwithstanding Robles Ortega's decree of September 2021, the FSSP parish is still there in Guadalajara, MX, and its YT page has 17,000 subscribers.
“When several members of the parish attempted to approach the cardinal on Sunday to respectfully ask for an audience with him about the matter, he refused, claiming he was speaking to their priests – a claim that CWR [The Catholic World Report] is told is untrue – and quickly withdrew, appearing to be discombobulated by the encounter.
“Robles is known for his aloofness, and is believed to rarely grant audiences to laity in the archdiocese, in marked contrast to his predecessor, Cardinal Juan Sandoval Íñiguez, whose doors were open several days of the week to any who sought an appointment with him.”
The FSSP is in only four places in Central/South America and turns down requests from around the world for more priests, because there is no one left to send. Pray for an increase.
Marco Rubio with his parents at his marriage to Jeanette Dousdebes at Church of the Little Flower in Coral Gables, FL, Oct. 17, 1998. (photo from politico.com)
Rubio was born in Miami. His parents left Cuba in 1956, applied for US citizenship, and were naturalized in 1975. Now 52, he is a practicing Catholic.
Did Mary and Joseph ever smack Jesus when He was a boy? Well, I could look that one up, but the answer is obvious. No, because He was perfect. Did He ever cry? Of course, maybe upon finding a dead bird outside His house in Nazareth, and there is Lazarus.
We know He experienced hematohidrosis, a rare phenomenon identified by the National Institutes of Health. It is a condition in which capillary blood vessels that feed the sweat glands rupture, causing them to exude blood, and occurs under conditions of extreme physical or emotional stress.
43 And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony, he prayed the longer. 44 And his sweat became as drops of blood, trickling down upon the ground. 45 And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow.
He sweat blood the night He was arrested.
O farmers, more than happy if they’ve realised their blessings,
for whom Earth unprompted, supreme in justice, pours out
a rich livelihood from her soil, far from the clash of armies!
If no tall mansion with proud entrance disgorges a tide of guests
at dawn, if they don’t gaze at doors inlaid with tortoiseshell,
clothes threaded with gold, or bronzes from Ephyra,
if their white wool’s not dipped in Assyrian dyes,
nor the clear oil they use spoiled by rosemary,
still there’s no lack of tranquil peace, life without deceit,
rich in many things, the quiet of broad estates
(caves, and natural lakes, and cool valleys,
the cattle lowing, and sweet sleep under the trees):
they have glades in the woods, and haunts of game,
a youth of patient effort, accustomed to hardship,
worship of the gods, and respect for old age: Justice,
as she left the Earth, planted her last steps among them.
As for me, may the sweet Muses, supreme above all,
O fortunatos nimium, sua si bona norint,
agricolas! quibus ipsa procul discordibus armis
fundit humo facilem victum iustissima tellus.
si non ingentem foribus domus alta superbis
mane salutantum totis vomit aedibus undam,
nec varios inhiant pulchra testudine postis
inlusasque auro uestis Ephyreiaque aera,
alba neque Assyrio fucatur lana veneno,
nec casia liquidi corrumpitur usus olivi;
at secura quies et nescia fallere vita,
diues opum uariarum, at latis otia fundis,
speluncae vivique lacus, at frigida tempe
mugitusque boum mollesque sub arbore somni
non absunt; illic saltus ac lustra ferarum
et patiens operum exiguoque adsueta iuventus,
sacra deum sanctique patres; extrema per illos
Iustitia excedens terris vestigia fecit,
BKII: 458-542 The Joys of True Life
Publius Vergilius Maro, b. Cisalpine Gaul 70 BC, d. Brindisi, Italy 19 BC
a message from Marc, Tom, and me every day
Artist Philippe de Champaigne (1602–1674)
Title The Dream of Saint Joseph
Object type painting
Genre religious art
Date between 1642 and 1643
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions height 82.4 in, width: 61.3 in
Collection National Gallery
Accession number NG6276 (National Gallery)
long for my father of the same name every day
Only in classical Russian ballet do you get magnetic costuming, here Egyptian. Modern American movies could learn something from Russian ballet when dressing women.
I found ballet through music, then St. Petersburg's Vaganova Ballet School, a comprehensive school for boys and girls ages 10-18, where they get all their academics plus training, and learn to address their teachers respectfully. I've seen it. When ballet arrived in Russia from France, the Russians soared, making ballet the second most popular pursuit after soccer. Enlarge screen for full effect.
Kokoreva is a rave; Stepanova has the soft and light Vaganova touch; and research on the name Krys reveals that it is a variant of Chris in English and Greek and Christian in English, French, and German, and means carrier of Christ. Voila!
Armed with your torches and your serpents,
from your dark foul realm,
ye companions of cruel frenzy,
O Furies, come to us.
With your whips, with death and slaughter,
lead us and teach
our enraged breasts
to avenge the death of so great a general.
Armatae face et anguibus
a caeco regno squallido
furoris sociae barbari,
furiae, venite ad nos.
Morte, flagello, stragibus
vindictam tanti funeris
irata nostra pectora
duces docete vos.
Fr. Vivaldi is pleased with his students, and if you tell me poetry doesn't matter, I'm going to send this woman after you.
CBS fired and seized the files of anchor Catherine Herridge because she was following the Hunter Biden story. The news station is owned by Paramount Global, the communications conglomerate/film company.
Disney began its second, largest job cuts in April 2023, affecting ESPN, Disney Parks, Disney Entertainment, and the Experiences and Product division. Its largest institutional investors: the Vanguard Group, BlackRock, and State Street.
Pretty much everything is copyrighted except Steamboat Willie, the original mouse.
Three months in the making, July, August, and September 1928, the film portrays Mom, the disciplinarian.
Trump is a man of incredible mental and physical strength, able to sustain an immense amount of criticism most could not. A self-made businessman, he has the ability to govern the most powerful nation on earth and will be even better in a second term.
Jorge is a man of the Saint Gallen group, an immoral gaggle of geese, a list and description of them in the Faith category. Before he became pope, he was criticized by his former superior, Kolvenbach, a modernist, charging Jorge with no ability to govern 1.38 billion.
Joe is a man with some form of dementia, perhaps episodic, which worsens over time. A man with no moral compass but ambition and no ability to govern, he is a figurehead of the left and always has been, and how indecorous that he chose to be called, Joe.
Sistine Chapel, May 2017, courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, Last Judgment behind
soprano highest female register
Cum dederit dilectis suis somnum
Ecce hereditas Domini filii merces fructus ventris.
For he brings rest to those he has chosen
Behold, they are a legacy and a testament of the Son of God.
The photos contain water, light, and firmament, aspects of Catholic theology.
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If true, this is the funniest story I’ve ever heard about mail-in ballots.
“Daphne Lee, a Republican from Las Vegas, stated that her family’s mail-in ballots were tallied for the primary despite none of them voting, as reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
“Lee also mentioned encountering difficulties when attempting to opt out of receiving future mail-in ballots, as the system indicated she was not registered and had no voting history.”
ALABAMA SUPREME COURT
DESTROYED EMBRYOS ARE WRONGFUL DEATHS
photo from newscientist.com - womb milk
Ironic it is that the part of the country that was once reviled and had the fewest Catholics has Catholic morality, and the bishops had nothing to do with it.
EWTN still televises their installations, and they look like a muster of peacocks. Let's hope the irony shames them out of their stately plumage.
The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved allowing women's volleyball players to contact the ball more than once with any part of the body in a single attempt on a team's second contact when the ball is played to a teammate.
Confused? I was, so I asked a former student's mom to explain. When you contact the ball with your finger tips using both hands, both hands need to come in contact at the same time. If one hand (fingers) touches the ball first, before the other one, even for a split second, the ball spins in a way it wouldn't if it were a single contact. Like in basketball, once you pick up your dribble, you cannot dribble again and must pass the ball to a teammate.
That rule was overturned, but it did not apply to a double contact on a block.
Appeals Court Upholds Ruling Striking Down NYC Voting Rights for Foreigners
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Trump Must Pay Half a Billion Dollars Before He Can Appeal New York Decision
courtesy of The Morning Call
Not Vatican and not one royal family know how to govern like kings. The whole lot of them are spoiled leadership fails and completely irrelevant, unable to inspire loyalty because they have none.
When you are in trouble, you close ranks and cut off those who are hurting the family. There is no other choice. There is no common man. He wants to be caught up in a glorious cause. That’s the whole point of school.
Cut the pope out for treason!
The Fall of the Rebel Angels
1562 Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Concerto in C for Seven Trumpets
1770 Johann Ernst Altenburg, taught by his father to trumpet
Did He wear a loin cloth on the cross?
The answer is complex. As is typical for me, I scanned a very long explanation. It comes from Catholic Answers, and the question is looked at from an artistic point of view.
I excerpted what seemed to be most relevant. I numbered the direct quotes, which appeared sequentially in the research, to make them easier to read. Very slight editing was done to fix spelling.
The author is Herbert Thurston.
“Catholic Answers is pleased to provide this unabridged entry from the original Catholic Encyclopedia, published between 1907 and 1912. It is a valuable resource for subjects related to theology, philosophy, history, culture, and more. Like most works that are more than a century old, though, it may occasionally use anachronistic language or present outdated scientific information. Accordingly, in offering this resource Catholic Answers does not thereby endorse every assertion or phrase in it.”
“Michelangelo sculpted the piece at 18, when he was living with the Augustine monks at Santo Spirito following the death of his first patron, Lorenzo de Medici. The monks let him do anatomical studies of the corpses from the church’s attached hospital. As a thank you, Michelangelo carved this crucifix for their high altar around 1492.”
“Specialists and art historians are still in disagreement as to its authenticity.”
Who controls the British crown?
Who keeps the metric system down?
We do, we do
Who leaves Atlantis off the maps?
Who keeps the Martians under wraps?
We do, we do
Who holds back the electric car?
Who makes Steve Guttenberg a star?
We do, we do
Who robs cave-fish of their sight
Who rigs every Oscar night?
We do, we do!
Co-written by John Swartzwelder, writer for SNL and The simpsons and of detective novels, he is described as a libertarian conservative, gun-rights advocate, and recluse. Others like labeling. It is a very fine way of pushing someone off a cliff. We Do (The Stonecutters’ Song) lyrics © Tcf Music Publishing Inc 1997