Saturday Show 02-17-18
Ash Wednesday is one of the most popular and important holy days in the liturgical calendar. Ash Wednesday opens Lent, a season of fasting and prayer. Ash Wednesday takes place 46 days before Easter Sunday, and is chiefly observed by Catholics, although many other Christians observe it too.
Vatican-Produced Pope Francis Documentary Hits Theaters in May
Written and directed by three-time Academy Award nominee Wender, the documentary is a rare co-production with the Vatican itself. It features behind-the-scenes footage and the Pope addresses his audience directly while answering questions about life, death, social justice and immigration, among other topics.
Iran believes the US spied on it with special lizards
Lizards with the ability to “attract atomic waves” were reportedly used by Western spies to gain intelligence on Iran’s nuclear program, a high-ranking Tehran official has claimed.
Chinese Catholics Call on Bishops Worldwide: Stop the Vatican Deal With Chinese Gov’t
In an open letter to Catholic bishops throughout the world, a group of Chinese Catholic scholars, lawyers, and activists plead with the bishops to contact the Vatican and urge Pope Francis to not go forward with his plan to try to unite the underground Chinese church with the Communist-run Catholic Patriotic Association (CPA), which is schismatic and rejects some of the basic teachings of Catholicism.
Trump plans’you’re fired’ for federal workers
President Trump plans to take the huge federal Civil Service off cruise control, ending automatic pay increases that go to 99.7 percent of the workforce, trimming fat benefit packages, and for the “worst,” rolling out his trademark phrase from The Apprentice, “You’re fired!”
FISA court responds to Republican leaders’ requests for info on Trump aide surveillance
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court sent response letters to Republican leaders who requested certain documents related to investigations into surveillance of a Trump campaign aide, saying the court is analyzing the unusual requests.
Wisconsin Democrat Runs for Office, Then Gets Arrested and Extradited to New York City
The word Democrat is synonymous with crime. There’s a reason members of the liberal party are referred to as ‘corruptocrats.’ Case in point: Julie Germanotta, a transgender Democrat Congressional candidate who was busted for grand larceny.
Leaping elk crashes low-flying helicopter
Researchers in a low-flying helicopter were trying to net an elk to fit it with a tracking collar when the large animal leapt at the chopper’s tail rotor, bringing the aircraft crashing to the ground.
Ants care for wounded comrades by licking their wounds clean
A species of ant has become the first known non-human animal to tend the wounds of its fellows. “Nurse” ants lick the wounds of fallen comrades, and this helps them survive.
The true source of evil
My son, Christopher, has been in Heaven for almost 10 years, and as I think about the parents and family members of those who were murdered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, my heart breaks.