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Wednesday, January 21 :::
 
Theology on Tap ---> Theology and a Pint

Theology on Tap is a "college ministry" of the Catholic Church that was formally reffered to as the Neumann Society. The group brings in folks that are intersted in Catholicism and those already Catholics to discuss theology and some common misconceptions about the Cahtholic Church altogether while drinking, smoking and eating. This is a great way ( I believe) to stimulate good conversation in maybe, what was thought of before as an unlikely atmosphere. The Pub. This is why I have totally ripped off the idea and created Theology and a Pint. Shameless I know, but maybe we can intoduce some of the students and pubbies to a true christian atmosphere. So this Monday @7:30 we will start off with a short introduction from Jon Amos on "The Church of Monroe, LA does it exist? How?" Come eat, drink and talk theology.


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Monday, December 8 :::
 
St. Lucia's Day

St. Lucia was a young woman who lived in first century Rome. She was a Christian who would not give up her faith to marry an unbeliever. She was tortured and killed by order of the Roman Emperor, Diocletian.
Stories of her courage were brought to Sweden by missionaries where she became known as the Lucia Bride. Old people said the Lucia Bride would go out early in the morning to bring food and drink to the poor. She wore white robes and a crown of light. There are many stories about her. Not all of them may be true, but they are exciting to read about.

In one story, Lucia showed great courage. She was to marry a man who was not a Christian. Women were supposed to bring a dowry with them when they wed - money, livestock or expensive gifts. But Lucia gave away her dowry to poor Christians.

The man she was supposed to marry informed the Romans of this and they came round to kill her. First they tried to drown her, but failed. Then they tried to burn her to death, then ran her through with a sword. The blood soaked her white gown. This is why present-day Lucias have a red ribbon round their waists. Another story tells how Lucia's Christian friends hid from the Romans in underground passages. It was very dark down there, and when Lucia went down to see them she had food in both hands. So she fastened a candle in her hair in order to see better. This is why the Swedish Lucia has a crown of candles. She often arrives with coffee and saffron rolls (lussekatter) as well.

According to a third story, Lucia was a Christian girl with wondrously beautiful eyes. A prince fell in love with her. He was not a Christian, though, so Lucia turned him down. To show her faith in God, she poked out her own eyes and gave them to the prince. He immediately converted to Christianity. Lucia was given beautiful new eyes by God. This is why Lucia is said to be the patron saint of vision.

St. Lucia Day is celebrated in Sweden, Norway and the Netherlands. The family's oldest daughter wears a crown of candles set on a wreath. She wears a white dress with a red sash. On the morning of St. Lucia Day, she wakes up with the family just before dawn and serves them special yellow buns and coffee. They sing an Italian song about St. Lucia, a martyr was killed for her beliefs in 304 BC.

We are going to substitute the coffee for mulled wine and celebrate the event on the 13th before sunrise.

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Thursday, October 9 :::
 
Celebrate Leif Eriksson Day

October 9, 1000 A.D. Lucky Leif discovered Vinland (USA/Canada) and became the first European to come to the Americas. Not until October 9, 1997 was this day officially recognized as Leif Eiksson Day. I would like to celebrate Leif Eriksson Day with many pints and plenty of food this weekend, who is up for? Meet at my place.
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Tuesday, October 7 :::
 
Arnold or Grey?
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Thursday, October 2 :::
 
Penalty on the Opposing Commentator, Ten Yards Back on Racism!

"I think what we've had here is a little social concern in the NFL. The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well," Limbaugh said on "Sunday NFL Countdown." "There is a little hope invested in McNabb, and he got a lot of credit for the performance of this team that he didn't deserve. The defense carried this team," he said.

Limbaugh's comments, given on an ESPN sports show which aired on Sunday, are starting to be pushed into a media brush fire now on Thursday causing Limbaugh serious liberal burns . Wednesday started the call for resignations from the presidential hopefuls, Wesley Clark, Howard Dean and the Rev. Al Sharpton. Clark, a retired Army general, called the remarks "hateful and ignorant speech." And Dean, a former Vermont governor, labeled them "absurd and offensive."

"My comments this past Sunday were directed at the media and were not racially motivated," Limbaugh said in a statement Wednesday night. "I offered an opinion. This opinion has caused discomfort to the crew, which I regret. "Therefore, I have decided to resign. I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of the show and wish all the best to those who make it happen."

George Bodenheimer, president of ABC Sports and ESPN, accepted Limbaugh's resignation. "We regret the circumstances surrounding this," he said in a statement. "We believe that he took the appropriate action to resolve this matter expeditiously."

Chris Berman, who anchors the ESPN show, said he did not believe Limbaugh's tone or intent was malicious. "As cut and dry as it seems in print, I didn't think so when it went by my ears," he said. "I probably should have looked to soften it. We're sorry we upset a guy who got off to a rough start."

That "guy" obviously being McNabb who agrees that he has had a difficult start and takes no "offense" to the comments on his talent only to the comment of special treatment.

McNabb said someone on the show should have taken on Limbaugh. "I'm not pointing at anyone but someone should have said it," McNabb said of the panelists, who include former players Michael Irvin and Tom Jackson, both of whom are black and former quarterback Steve Young. "I wouldn't have cared if it was the cameraman."

Now allegations are brought forth from a former maid of Limbaugh's about an alledged pill addiction to painkillers. The liberal media and politicians will probably try and dethrown Limbaugh high atop his EIB chair some way or another. It should be interesting to watch. I will leave this post with a comment from an Eagles defensive end, N.D. Kalu when asked about Limbaugh, "He speaks well, he's well-read, but he's an idiot."
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Wednesday, October 1 :::
 
Wal-Mart adds reptiles to its pet department but forgets about the cages.




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Monday, September 29 :::
 
The Do Not Call List

The list seems to be having some problems passing due to whether or not it is violating free speech. People who say that its violating free speech do so apparently because the List doesn't stop charities or politicians from calling but only telemarketers. I don't know about whether its violating free speech (I tend to think of it as a public disturbance) but If they are only going to prohibit telemarketers from calling then I want a seperate list for politicans and charities. If I want to contribute or buy something then I will find you, don't call my house and make me listen while you try and read the computer screen in front of you. So, do ya'll think they should include or exclude charities and politicans from the List.
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