How to Increase your Patience:

How to Increase your Patience:

1. Recognize that we are all different and unique. That can make it hard for us to understand each other but it also makes life more interesting. Choose to value that uniqueness in others.

2. Learn to accept your weaknesses and don’t expect yourself and others to be perfect. We’re all on a journey and, usually, change is a slow process.

3. Know your triggers. Try to be aware of what annoys and upsets you – then prepare in advance so that you act, and don’t react.

4. Slowly count to ten, and take some slow deep breaths, before you open your mouth and say something you’ll regret.

5. Try to broaden your perspective, and see things from different angles. It makes you more understanding, and more compassionate.

6. Decide to laugh a lot more and to take life less seriously. That way, you’ll feel less frustrated and you’ll feel much happier.

President Trump’s Administration Moves to Stop Climate Change Lawsuit Filed by Children:

President Trump’s Administration Moves to Stop Climate Change Lawsuit Filed by Children:

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Trump administration has gone to the U.S. Supreme Court in its effort to stop a lawsuit filed by young activists who say the government is failing to protect them from climate change.

Solicitor General Noel Francisco asked the court Tuesday to block further legal proceedings until the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rules on the government’s latest request to have the lawsuit dismissed.

The lawsuit brought by 21 children and young adults asserts the government has known for decades that carbon pollution causes climate change but has failed to curb greenhouse gas emissions. They are seeking various environmental remedies.

A non-jury trial is scheduled to begin Oct. 29 in Eugene, Oregon.



A Method of Hearing Mass in Union with the Passion of Christ:

A Method of Hearing Mass in Union with the Passion of Christ:

  1. At the Prayers at the Foot of the Altar – Jesus enters the Garden
  2. At the Beginning of Mass – Prayer of Jesus in the Garden
  3. At the Confiteor – Jesus prostrated in the Garden, laden with the sins of mankind
  4. The Priest kisses the Altar – Judas betrays Jesus with a kiss
  5. The priest goes to the Epistle side – Jesus is dragged to prison
  6. At the Introit – Jesus is struck on the Face
  7. At the Kyrie Eleison – Jesus is thrice denied by Peter
  8. At the Dominus Vobiscum – Jesus looks at Peter and converts him
  9. At the Epistle – Jesus is conducted to the house of Pilate
  10. At the Munda Cor Meum – Jesus is led to Herod
  11. At the Gospel – Jesus is mocked as a fool and sent back to Pilate
  12. The Priest unveils the Chalice – Jesus is stripped of His garments
  13. At the Offertory – Jesus is scourged and offers up His sufferings to the Father
  14. The Priest covers the Chalice – Jesus is crowned with thorns
  15. The priest washes his fingers – Pilate washes his hands
  16. At the Orate Fratres – Pilate says to the Jews, “Behold the Man”
  17. At the Preface – Jesus is condemned to death
  18. At the Memento for the Living – Jesus carries His Cross
  19. The Priest extends his hands over the Chalice – Veronica wipes with a linen cloth the Face of Jesus
  20. The Priest makes the Sign of the Cross over Bread and Wine five times – Jesus is nailed to the Cross
  21. At the Elevation of the Host – The Cross of Jesus is elevated between Heaven and earth.
  22. At the Elevation of the Chalice – The Blood of Jesus flows from His wounds.
  23. At the Momento for the dead – Jesus prays for all men
  24. At the Nobis Quoque Peccatoribus – The conversion of the Good Thief (St. Dismas)
  25. At the Pater Noster – The Seven Last Words of Christ
  26. At the division of the Host – Jesus expires on the Cross; The veil of the Temple is rent in two.
  27. The Priest puts a particle of the Host into the Chalice – The Soul of Jesus descends into Limbo.
  28. At the Agnus Dei – The centurion and those around him strike their breasts and say “Indeed this was the Son of God!”
  29. At the Communion – Jesus is buried
  30. At the Ablution – Jesus’ Body is is embalmed
  31. After the Communion – The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
  32. At the Dominus Vobiscum – Jesus appears to His disciples and says “Peace be to you”
  33. At the Post Communion – Jesus converses for forty days with His disciples
  34. The last Dominus Vobiscum – Jesus ascends to Heaven
  35. At the Priest’s blessing – The descent of the Holy Ghost
Wall Street Bull Decorated Overnight With Shirtless Putin and Rainbow Dildos:

Wall Street Bull Decorated Overnight With Shirtless Putin and Rainbow Dildos:


Sometime last night, some pranksters put a shirtless mannequin that is obviously Vladimir Putin on top of Arturo Di Modica’s Charging Bull sculpture, along with dozens of rainbow dildos suctioned onto the animal. There’s a political/economic/social statement in here somewhere, but I’m just not sure what it is…