Saturday, November 28, 2020

Amazing Bread --super simple

 Ingredients:

Makes: 1 loaf
Prep: 5 min.
Rest: 6-12 hours
Hands on: 5 min.
Preheating the oven / rising: 15 minutes
Bake: at 500F (260 °C) 25 min. with lid, 8-10 min. without the lid

2 1⁄2 cups (350 g) all purpose flour (plus plenty for the pastry board)
1 1⁄2 cups (210 g) rye flour
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons caraway seeds (plus more for topping)
3 teaspoons active dry yeast
2 cups (470 ml) water or whey




Sunday, November 22, 2020

Term "Catholic" in the Bible

 Acts 9:31 (Greek Bible), “ai men oun ekklēsiai kath olēs tēs ioudaias kai galilaias kai samareias eichon eirēnēn oikodomoumenai kai poreuomenai tō phobō tou kuriou kai tē paraklēsei tou agiou pneumatos eplēthunonto” EKKLESIA KATH’OLES.

This not the way it is translated, or used as we do now but it implies a usage of the term.

Church Fathers: St. Ignatius of Antioch


By Thomas V. Mirus ( bio - articles - email ) | Dec 06, 2014 | In Fathers of the Church

Tradition has it that the church at Antioch was founded by St. Peter himself, who served as its bishop for seven years before moving on to found the church at Rome. (Robert Spencer writes that “Gregory III Laham, the Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch, has joked that if the Apostle Peter had just stayed put, he himself would be the earthly head of the Catholic Church today.”)

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Only decades later, during the reign of Trajan (98-117), another bishop of Antioch would also make the journey to Rome. This was St. Ignatius, who had succeeded St. Evodius as Antioch’s third bishop. Sometime around 107 or 110, by order of Trajan, ten soldiers brought Ignatius to Rome, where he was exposed to wild beasts.

The Epistles of Ignatius of Antioch

There were multiple stops on the journey to Rome. At Smyrna, Ignatius met with the bishop there, St. Polycarp, and with representatives of several Christian communities of Asia Minor. He gave those representatives letters to bring to Ephesus, Magnesia and Tralles. Also sent from Smyrna was his letter to the Church in Rome, in which he reflected at length on his impending martyrdom.

Later, stopping at Troas, Ignatius sent letters to Philadelphia and Smyrna, as well as a personal letter to Polycarp. There seems to have been a persecution in Antioch which ended during Ignatius’s journey, for in the letters from Troas, he asked the recipients to send envoys to congratulate and rejoice with the Christians in Antioch.

These seven Epistles of Ignatius of Antioch are rich in theological and mystical content, and are significant for their consistent depiction of a monarchical episcopate. Their authenticity is attested by Eusebius, who lists them in the above order and describes the content of each, and by Origen and St. Irenaeus, who quote from them. St. Polycarp, the recipient of the seventh letter, mentions them in his own letter to the Philippians:

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

How Feminism Fails Boys


John Stossel tv Feminists say their movement is about equality, yet they often ignore inequalities where women do better than men.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020


THE HEALING OF GEMMA DI GIORGI



THE HEALING OF GEMMA DI GIORGI Among the many miracles of healing attributed to Padre Pio, some are so unusual and unique that they have been the subject of much discussion and controversy in medical circles. In these particular cases, the person who has been healed lives a completely normal life afterward, even though they continue to have all the physical symptoms of their illness. From a scientific viewpoint, they are still sick.

One such person is Gemma di Giorgi.Gemma di Giorgi was born on Christmas day in 1939, in the Sicilian town of Ribera. Almost immediately, her mother realized that her eyes were different from other children's eyes. The truth was, Gemma was blind. Her mother took her to a doctor who was unable to determine the gravity of her condition. She was referred to two specialists in Palermo. They determined that Gemma had no pupils in her eyes; that nothing could be done for her blindness; that her condition was inoperable. Gemma's family was desperate, but there was nothing they could do.

Her parents often took her to Mary's altar in the church to pray because they felt it would take a miracle to heal her eyes. A relative who was a nun, advised the family to seek out Padre Pio. Her advice gave the family a ray of hope. Gemma's grandmother asked the nun to write a letter to Padre Pio on Gemma's behalf. When the nun returned to her convent, she wrote to Padre Pio asking him to pray for Gemma.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

How The Economic Machine Works by Ray Dalio

Created by Ray Dalio this simple but not simplistic and easy to follow 30 minute, animated video answers the question, "How does the economy really work?" Based on Dalio's practical template for understanding the economy, which he developed over the course of his career, the video breaks down economic concepts like credit, deficits and interest rates, allowing viewers to learn the basic driving forces behind the economy, how economic policies work and why economic cycles occur.