Archive | October 28, 2013

I Wearing My Canadian ‘Remembrance Day’ Red Poppy, For Poppy Day 2013, In New Hampshire, U.S.A., Today, October 28.

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‘Nancy’, from Canada, who has provided me with much of the Poppy material published on this blog sent me, very kindly, two poppies and some other related mementoes earlier this year.

Today I wore one of them for the first time. We had to attend two meeting at Alton Central School (ACS) today — and I thought it would be a good time to wear my poppy with pride.

It felt good, very good, to wear a Red Poppy.

I realized I haven’t worn one in about 25 years.

I also lucked out. My timing, as an e-mail from Nancy later in the day confirmed, was spot on.

It is acceptable to wear a poppy after the last Friday of October. So, yes, I got it right.

I will be wearing this now till November 11.

I am giving two presentations, on Comet ISON, next week. I will be wearing my poppy. It would be just like the ol’ days. Novembers used to be a busy month for my seminars. I always wore a poppy.

So this is good. I reminded Deanna that I wanted the ruby poppy, from the U.K. Legion, for Christmas. I need to get them to agree on some realistic shipping. Right now they want MORE for the shipping than for the pin! 

Thank YOU, Nancy. I really appreciate the Poppy.

North Dakota Bishop POTENTIALLY Exposing Catholics To Hepatitis: Where Does “Free Will” Come Into This?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Though my ongoing work on papal history is now widely followed and accepted, I, never having been a Christian (adopted by a prominent Sri Lankan Buddhist family and then giving up on anything spiritual altogether), am often all at sea when it comes to Christian theology — despite having a number of scholars, including Fr. Anthony Churchill of the U.K., a Licentiate of Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) from Rome no less, at hand to answer my questions and TRY to steer me in the right direction (which is never an easy task).

I saw this story on CNN yesterday. It has been widely reported all over the place since. That he supposedly caught it from contaminated food in good ol’ (and ol’ indeed) Italy has me raising my eyebrows. Of course, possible. You would normally associate hepatitis from food from a Third World country — but then again, I know that there will be folks in Europe who will gleefully claim that Italy is now a Third World country. Shame.

But, this is where I get so confused and befuddled. What did these poor folks in N.D. do to deserve this? They go to Mass and now they have all this anguish. I haven’t pinged any of my theology experts as yet BUT I have a fairly good idea of the two themes that I will get back from them: ‘no micro-management’ and ‘free will’. I can understand the ‘no micro-management’ part — just look at Obama and ObamaCare (and yes, I do appreciate that Obama thinks he is God too — which is a problem). But, the ‘free will’. Don’t get it. These are the dilemmas that occupy my mind most of the day — precluding me from getting anything productive done or earning any money.

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