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Russia/Putin DOOM! 82-foot Christmas Tree Burns Down As Putin Gives New Year Address 2018

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Russia's New Year's Eve celebrations go up in flames as giant Christmas tree catches fire in town square  New Year's Eve celebrations went badly wrong in Russia tonight when a giant Christmas tree caught fire in front of thousands of revellers. The 80ft illuminated tree in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk turned into a blazing inferno and was destroyed in minutes. Onlookers watched in horror as the devastating fire took hold in Lenin Square, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin Island, Russia. New Year revellers were warned to keep clear while Soviet-era music continued to blare from the festive concert. There were no reports of injuries. Source
Christmas Tree Burns Down As Putin Gives New Year Address 2018:

Texas Drunkard Russell Lawrence Ziemba Caught With Small Cache Of Weapons On Top Floor Of Houston Hyatt

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HOUSTON - A man has been arrested on multiple charges after police located a small arsenal of guns on the top floor of the Hyatt Regency on Louisiana Street downtown, Houston police said. He has been identified as 49-year-old Russell Lawrence Ziemba. Police at the hotel called for backup around 1:30 a.m. Sunday after they attempted to arrest the man for being intoxicated and trespassing. When help arrived, police noticed ammunition laying around the man's hotel room, Lt. Gordon Macintosh with Houston police said. The man was arrested for unlawfully carrying a weapon and trespassing. When investigators looked into his room further, they located an AR-15, a shotgun, a handgun and lots of ammunition, Macintosh said. The Hyatt is preparing its own New Years Eve celebration at the hotel with a 50,000 balloon drop at the stroke of midnight, its website said. Source



Meditation On The Passion: The Second Accusation Before Pilate I

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MAZZOLINO, Ludovico  Christ before Pilate  c. 1525
The 21. Meditation of the second accusation before Pilate
. Pilate went forth again unto the Jews, saying: I find no cause in this man: But the high Priests accused him in many things; and Jesus answered nothing: Then Pilate asked him, saying to him: Dost thou not hear how great testimonies they speak against thee? Dost thou not answer anything? Behold in how great things they accuse thee? But Jesus answered not him to any word, so as the President wondered greatly. 
Consider first, that Pilate expecting no answer to this question (what is the truth) went forth, either because he thought that question appertained not to him, or else that it was not convenient at the time. To whome thou maiest know thyself to be like, so oft as thou shalt passest over lightly heavenly things; or as oft as thou shalt think, that those things which are spoken of everlasting life, of perfection, or as Christian life, appertain not unto thee; or as often as …

De Monarchia By Dante Alighieri Book II Chapter XIII: Christ In Dying Confirmed the Jurisdiction of the Roman Empire Over All Humanity.

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CHRISTUS, Petrus Nativity 1452

And it came to pass, that in those days there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that the whole world should be enrolled. This enrolling was first made by Cyrinus, the governor of Syria. And all went to be enrolled, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: because he was of the house and family of David, To be enrolled with Mary his espoused wife, who was with child. And it came to pass, that when they were there, her days were accomplished, that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him up in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. Lk

CHAPTER XIII

Christ in dying confirmed the jurisdiction of the Roman Empire over all humanity.
1. And if the Roman Empire did not exist by Right, the sin of Adam was not punished in Christ. This, however, is false; so…

MEDITATION ON The Nativity Of Our Savior Christ: Of The Circumcision Of Our Savior, On The Eighth Day. POINT II ~ Luis de la Puente

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RUBENS, Peter Paul  The Circumcision  1605
THE XX. MEDITATION
Of the Circumcision of our Savior, on the eighth day.
THE II POINT.
1. Secondly, I will consider the heroical acts of virtue, which our Savior Christ exercised in his circumcision: which in him was not alone an exercise of suffering as in other children, which want the use of reason; but it was a work of most excellent virtue. First, it was obedience to the law: for albeit that as he was God, and the supreme law over, he might have dispensed with himself herein, and had sufficient cause therefore, being not obliged by the rigour of the law, for that he was not conceived by the work of man, nor with the debt of contracting original sin: yet for all this, he would of his own will obey they painful, and rigorous precept, protesting therewithal that he would observe all the old law: for (as St. Paul sayeth) every man circumcising himself is a debtor, obliged to accomplish the whole law how burdensome soever it be: and therefor…

Novena To The Magi In Anticipation Of The Epiphany ~ 31 December 2017

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MULTSCHER, Hans The Adoration of the Magi 1437

31 December:
O holy Magi, who, when deserted by the star in the city of Jerusalem, sought humbly, and without human respect, from the rulers of the Church, the place where you might discover the object of your journey; obtain for us grace to have recourse, in faith and humility, in all our doubts and perplexities to the counsel of our superiors, who hold the place of God on earth.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen

Videos: Iran Riots!

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Police in Tehran hit back with tear gas at stone throwing students who took part in a third day of of nationwide protests against government. At least 50 people have arrested since the protests began on Thursday in Mashhad, the country's second-largest city, in what has been the most serious challenge to the Islamic Republic since demonstrations following the disputed 2009 presidential election. There was chaos around the University of Tehran on Saturday as several hundred people scuffled with police and shouted slogans against the regime for several hours, bringing traffic to a standstill.Source



De Monarchia By Dante Alighieri Book II Chapter XII: Christ In Being Born Proved That the Authority of the Roman Empire Was Just.

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CAVALLINI, Pietro 
Apse: 3. Nativity of Christ 
1296-1300

And it came to pass, that in those days there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that the whole world should be enrolled. This enrolling was first made by Cyrinus, the governor of Syria. And all went to be enrolled, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: because he was of the house and family of David, To be enrolled with Mary his espoused wife, who was with child. And it came to pass, that when they were there, her days were accomplished, that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him up in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. Lk

CHAPTER XII

Christ in being born proved that the authority of the Roman Empire was just.
1. And especially those who call themselves zealots for the Christian faith1 have “raged” and “imagin…

Meditation On The Passion: Pilate's First Interrogation Of Christ III

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DUCCIO di Buoninsegna  Pilate's First Interrogation of Christ (scene 13)  1308-11

I was born in this, and to this I came into the world, that I may give testimony unto the truth: And every one which is of the truth, heareth my voice: Pilate saith unto him, what is the truth?
Consider first for what cause Christ came into the world, to wit first that he might free the world from the falseness of Idolatry, and of divers errors, and of sin. Secondly that he might declare the vanity and folly of those things which the world admireth, & set before our eyes those things as they are indeed, and not as they seem to be. Thirdly that by this truth he might rule the minds of men. Thou maist learn hereby, First, what thou oughtest chiefly to seek for in the kingdom of Christ, to wit to be delivered & made free from all vanity, falsehood, and sin. 2. That they are the chief servants & enlargers of the Kingdom of Christ, which labor in teaching the truth. 3. That appertaineth especia…

Meditation On The Nativity Of Our Savior Christ: Of The Circumcision Of Our Savior, On The Eighth Day. POINT I ~ Luis de la Puente

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ALBERTINELLI, Mariotto  Circumcision  1503

THE XX. MEDITATION

Of the Circumcision of our Savior, on the eighth day.

THE I POINT.
1. First, is to be considered how on the eight day after the nativity, the blessed Virgin, and St. Joseph determined to circumcised the child in accomplishment of the law, which imposed upon the parents a precept thereof: upon which I am to ponder. First, the obedience of the Virgin, and of St. Joseph, which was very punctual, and prompt to accomplish this precept, though they knew that the execution thereof would be very dolours, and painful to the child, whom they so much loved: yet the will of almighty God was to be preferred before all: which the blessed Virgin esteemed so much, that if needed had been, she herself like another Sephora, would have taken the knife, and would have circumcised the child: some say that she herself did circumcised him: some others that St. Joseph did it: but howsoever, certain it is, they were prepared to put in execution, …

Novena To The Magi In Anticipation Of The Epiphany ~ 30 December 2017

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MOSTAERT, Jan Adoration of the Magi 1515-20
30 December:
O holy Magi! who regarded neither the severity of the season, nor the inconveniences of the journey that you might find the newborn Messiah; obtain for us the grace not to allow ourselves to be discouraged by any of the difficulties which may meet us on the way of salvation.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen

Seven Hard Ways Of Jesus Christ Crucified & Seven Gifts Of The Holy Ghost To Combat The Seven Deadly Sins

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And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him: the spirit of wisdom, and of understanding, the spirit of counsel, and of fortitude, the spirit of knowledge, and of godliness. And he shall be filled with the spirit of the fear of the Lord. Is.11.2-3.


Remember thou the seven hard ways, which thy Lord walked for thee in this his Passion, that he might stop up the seven ways of the seven deadly sins, which lead thee unto Hell, & might open the way to everlasting life, by the seven gifts of the holy Ghost.
For he went:
First, from the house where he supped, to the Garden.
Secondly from thence to Annas.
Thirdly to Caiphas his house.
Fourthly to Pilate.
Fifthly to Herod.
Sixthly again to Pilate.
Seventh to the Cross.
Do thou in all thy travails meditate upon these ways, and for the love of thy Lord run in the way of his Commandments.
Isaia names the gifts of the holy Ghost from the highest down, and in combination, so as to show at one and the same time their difference, interrelationship, ori…

De Monarchia By Dante Alighieri Book II Chapter XI: The Single Combats of the Roman People.

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CARAVAGGIO 
Nativity with St Francis and St Lawrence 
1609 And it came to pass, that in those days there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that the whole world should be enrolled. This enrolling was first made by Cyrinus, the governor of Syria. And all went to be enrolled, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: because he was of the house and family of David, To be enrolled with Mary his espoused wife, who was with child. And it came to pass, that when they were there, her days were accomplished, that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him up in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. Lk CHAPTER XI

The single combats of the Roman people.
1. That the Roman people acquired Empire by single combat is confirmed by witnesses worthy of belief. In citing witnesses, not only shall w…

Meditation On The Passion: Pilate's First Interrogation Of Christ II

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DUCCIO di Buoninsegna  Pilate's First Interrogation of Christ (scene 13)  1308-11

Jesus answered, my Kingdom is not of this world: If my Kingdom were of this world, my Soldiers would fight for me, that I should not be delivered up to the Jews; but now my Kingdom is not from hence. Pilate said unto him; then art thou a King? Jesus answered, thou sayest, that I am a King.
Consider first that Christ answered Pilate plainly, who dealt sincerely with him; but to the Jews, who went about to entrap him, he would not answer but adjured. For our Lord detesteth fiction, and with the simple in his speech. 
Consider secondly that he applied himself to this Ethic, deriving his argument from the use and custom of men. You may understand (saith he) by this, that I seek not a Kingdom of this world, because I have no Soldiers, nor Champions for my defense. But with the Jews, that knew the Law, he used the Scriptures. Thou maist learn hereby that God useth always & reasons to convert thee and othe…

Meditation On The Nativity Of Our Savior Christ: Of The Going Of The Shepherds To Bethlehem: And What There Happened Unto Them, And All The Rest Unto The Circumcision. POINT III ~ Luis de la Puente

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THE XIX. MEDITATION.

Of the going of the Shepherds to Bethlehem: and what there happened unto them, and all the rest unto the Circumcision.

III. POINT.
And the Shepherd returned glorifying, and praising God in all that they had seen, and heard, and they published it to all that they meet, causing great admiration in all: but Marie kept all those words, conferring them in her heart.
Concerning this verity, it shall not be amiss to consider for our own profit. four sort of persons that were in Bethlehem, and the confines thereof: and the manner how they behaved themselves about this nativity of the Son of almighty God, applying it to myself for mine own profit.
1. Some came not at all to the inn in Bethlehem: for albeit they hear what the Shepherds said, and admired to hear it: yet notwithstanding we read not, that they went to see it, being drunk in their own affaires, and businesses, as there are many now who come not to contemplate these mysteries through sloth, and through busying…

Novena To The Magi In Anticipation Of The Epiphany ~ 29 December 2017

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GIOTTO di Bondone  The Epiphany  1320-2 

29 December:

O holy Magi! who at the first appearance of the wondrous star left your native country to go and seek the newborn King of the Jews; obtain for us the grace of corresponding with alacrity to every divine inspiration.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen



dxv515 Predictions For 1 January 2018!

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Happy New Year....
On 1 January 2018:
Pope Francis is still the Pope.Cardinal Maradiaga is still a Cardinal.Gaytivity is still standing.Dubia still unanswered.We still have TWO POPES. What happens after 1 January - I haven't a clue - but I'm sure it will be scary.......
"I didn't see, I don't see any Great Pope or Great Monarch before an extremely great tribulation, horrifying, terrible and general for all Christendom. But before that time, twice there will be a short lived peace; two shaky, servile, doubtful popes" Mélanie
MARIA OF THE CROSS, Victim of Jesus nee MELANIE CALVAT, Shepherdess of La Salette
"I protest highly against a different text, which people may dare publish after my death. I protest once more against the very false statements of all those who dare say and write First that I embroidered the Secret; second, against those who state that the Queen Mother did not say to transmit the Secret to all her people." Mélanie

De Monarchia By Dante Alighieri Book II Chapter X: That Which Is Acquired By Single Combat Is Acquired With Right.

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CARAVAGGIO 
Adoration of the Shepherds 
1609

And it came to pass, that in those days there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that the whole world should be enrolled. This enrolling was first made by Cyrinus, the governor of Syria. And all went to be enrolled, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: because he was of the house and family of David, To be enrolled with Mary his espoused wife, who was with child. And it came to pass, that when they were there, her days were accomplished, that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him up in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. Lk

CHAPTER X

That which is acquired by single combat is acquired with Right.
1. Whatever is acquired by single combat is acquired with Right. For when human judgment fails, either because it is wrapped in th…

Meditation On The Passion: Pilate's First Interrogation Of Christ I

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DUCCIO di Buoninsegna  Christ Accused by the Pharisees  1308-11
The 19. Meditation of the first accusation of Our Lord before Pilate

Then they brought Jesus from Caiphas into the Palace, and it was morning, and they entered not into the Palace, because they would not be defiled, but that they might eat the Pasch.

Consider 1. That they made hast betimes in the morning to procure the death of our Lord, least perhaps if it should be deferred, it might be hindered through the favor of the people: for it is the subtlety of the devil, to carry men headlong into mischief, least by delay they might alter their purpose. Be that on the contrary part quick to good (for the grace of holy Ghost admitteth no delay) and show unto evil, for the feet of wicked men are swift to do mischief. Take heed therefore that thou ommittest no occasion to do good, and in temptation resist, expecting, that the Devil being driven away, Christ may come and help.
Consider secondly, that Christ thy Lord being the lover …

Meditation On The Nativity Of Our Savior Christ: Of The Going Of The Shepherds To Bethlehem: And What There Happened Unto Them, And All The Rest Unto The Circumcision. POINT II ~ Luis de la Puente

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ALTOBELLO, Francesco Antonio  Adoration of the Shepherds
THE XIX. MEDITATION.
Of the going of the Shepherds to Bethlehem: and what there happened unto them, and all the rest unto the Circumcision.

THE II. POINT.
1. Here is to be considered what these devote Shepherd did, when they found what they sought. The first is, to believe that in entering into the Stable, there did shine from the face of the most blessed Babe such a light, and splendor, as penetrated their understandings, and discovered unto them by a lively faith, how he that was there was God & man, the Savior of the world, and the Messias promised in the law: and with this light inflamed in his love, with great reverence prostrating themselves on the ground, they adored him, were thankful for his coming into the world, beseeching him to go forward with this work, & to be compassionate to his people of Israel: and likewise they offered themselves to serve him with words very full of devotion.
2. It is likewise credib…

Novena To The Magi In Anticipation Of The Epiphany ~ 28 December 2017

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ANGELICO, Fra
Adoration of the Magi (detail)
c. 1445

28 December:
O holy Magi! You were living in continual expectation of the rising of the Star of Jacob, which would announce the birth of the true Sun of justice; obtain for us an increase of faith and charity, and the grace to live in continual hope of beholding one day the light of heavenly glory and eternal joy.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen


RAGING RAD TRADS DEMAND: WHERE ARE THE SWADDLING CLOTHES? HERE THEY ARE!

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The Start Of Morocco DOOM? Thousands Protest King Mohammed's Mines Of Death!

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Who has a share in the mines?
Thousands protest after two brothers die in Morocco's 'mines of death'
They call them "the mines of death". In the neglected northern Moroccan mining city of Jerada, hundreds of people risk their lives every day to scrape a meagre living from perilous abandoned coal pits. Last week, two brothers died in a tunnel accident, 85 metres (90 yards) below ground, sparking days of mass protests in the impoverished city. Abderrazak Daioui, who was with the brothers, narrowly escaped the same fate. "Houcine and Jedouane were just below me," the 22-year-old said. "One of them dug horizontally and hit a water well. We were flooded. I hung on my rope and managed to get back up. They weren't so lucky." Living in a modest, unfinished house, Abderrazak works to support his wife and daughter, his six brothers and his 80-year-old father -- himself a former miner. "There is no alternative, no work. That's why I risk…

De Monarchia By Dante Alighieri Book II Chapter IX: The Romans Were Victorious Over All Contestants For Empire.

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BRONZINO, Agnolo 
Adoration of the Shepherds 
1539-40

And it came to pass, that in those days there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that the whole world should be enrolled. This enrolling was first made by Cyrinus, the governor of Syria. And all went to be enrolled, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: because he was of the house and family of David, To be enrolled with Mary his espoused wife, who was with child. And it came to pass, that when they were there, her days were accomplished, that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him up in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. Lk

CHAPTER IX
The Romans were victorious over all contestants for Empire.
1. That people, then, which was victorious over all the contestants for Empire gained its victory by the decree of God. For…