Pope Meets Priest Routinely Attacked By Conservatives For LGBTQ Outreach

The Vatican listed the audience with the Rev. James Martin among the pope’s daily activities, in a sign that Francis wanted it publicized. Since only some of Francis’ private meetings are announced, the implicit message was a public vote of confidence in Martin’s ministry. In a tweet, Martin said during the 30-minute meeting, he shared with Francis “the joys and hopes, and the griefs and anxieties, of LGBT Catholics and LGBT people worldwide.”  In a telephone interview, Martin said Francis listened intently to his presentation, delivered in Spanish, about the struggles of LGBT Catholics “and how many of them still feel marginalized” by the church. Official church teaching calls for gay men and lesbians to be respected and loved, but …

50 Life Changing Truths Worth Reminding Yourself Of Each Day

Brianna Wiest Updated September 29, 2019 By Jack Antal 1. You only lose what you cling to. 2. You cannot lose what is not yours. 3. You have everything you need to be happy. 4. A happy life does not require much at all. 5. If you carry the bricks of your past with you, you will build the same house. 6. The things that are in your life you have created and attracted. To change your life, choose to change. 7. You do not have forever to be who you are right now. 8. Not getting what you want is sometimes the best thing that could happen. 9. There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind. …

Former Infowars Editor Says Staff Laughed When He Asked Not To Lie About Sandy Hook

Infowars said in a recent court deposition that he repeatedly attempted to warn staff not to spread obvious lies about the parents of “I must have been in that room four to five times, at least, and only to be received with laughter and jokes,” The deposition, which took place in March but was filed into a Travis County court in Texas on Monday, is part of a lawsuit Sandy Hook parent Scarlett Lewis has levied against Infowars and its host, Alex Jones. Jones is being family members of loved ones who died in the 2012 shooting after he and his staff spent years falsely claiming that the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut ― Jacobson testified that Jones and his …

Richard Thompson at 70: on love, loss and being a Muslim in Trump’s US

The master of British folk music has weathered a second divorce and lives in the US where Trump has ramped up bigotry considerably. At least ex-wife Linda has forgiven him Richard Thompson is drinking mint tea in a Hampstead coffee shop he doesnt touch coffee or alcohol and between Islam and cricket, hes discussing the remarkable guest list for his upcoming David Gilmour, who has featured alongside Richard in a Rolling Stone magazine best ever guitarist list, and who, as a soloist, covered Martin and Eliza Carthy to Harry Shearer, the American actor and comedian, reviving his role as Derek Smalls from Judith Owen who joined Richard in 2006 for the Tear-Stained Letter or the pounding, edgy and emotional stories …

You Can Get Wednesday’s Web-Cakes From IHOP’s New Addams Family Menu

Courtesy of IHOP IHOP’s Addams Family Menu For 2019 Offers Spooky Breakfast Items By Daffany Chan Sept 23, 2019 With the countdown to Halloween growing shorter by the day, it’s time to get in the proper mood for something spooky. Sometimes it just takes some festive food and decor to invoke your true holiday spirit, so head on over over to IHOP, which kicked off the Halloween celebration on Sept. 16. Their limited-edition menu inspired by The Addams Family is the best way for fans to experience the kooky family at the breakfast table. IHOP’s Addams Family Menu for 2019 offers spooky breakfast items that are both sweet and savory treats. In a Sept. 16 press release, IHOP unveiled the …

I ‘stormed’ Area 51 and it was even weirder than I imagined

No one had any idea what to expect of a plan for people to meet in Rachel, Nevada, to see for themselves if the government was hiding aliens In the middle of the Nevadan desert, outside a secretive US military airstrip, I found the worlds strangest social media convention. Dozens of young, good-looking, often costumed people were running around filming each other with semi-professional video rigs. They were YouTube and Instagram stars or, more often, aspiring stars here to Storm Area 51, They Cant Stop All of Us. According to the plan, people would meet in Rachel, Nevada the closest town to Area 51 in the early morning of 20 September, then swarm the defenses and see for themselves if …

‘He’s one of our family now’: Everton fans show solidarity with racism victim Moise Kean

(CNN)With his arms outstretched and defiance in his eyes, Moise Kean’s celebration in front of the Cagliari fans that had been racially abusing him became one of the defining images of European football last season. Ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash against Manchester City at its Goodison Park home, Everton fan group the County Road Bobblers have arranged for a banner emblazoned with Kean’s face to be held aloft, with the words “no to racism” in his native Italian. READ: Raheem Sterling & Stormzy criticize Leonardo Bonucci racism comments READ: Leonardo Bonucci says he was ‘too hasty’ with Moise Kean racial abuse comments “When we were linked with Moise Kean, we obviously saw the Cagliari the game where he was …

Emmys 2019: Here Are All The Award Winners

losing an award to James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke” set the tone for a particularly unpredictable Down a host and swimming in nominations for “ Heading into the night with a record-breaking 32 nods and 10 wins from the Creative Arts Emmys earlier this month, HBO’s fantasy juggernaut was the one to beat. But besides Still, the network managed to best its competitor Netflix, with a total of 34 wins compared to the streaming service’s 27. That was thanks to particularly strong showings from the limited series “Chernobyl,” as well as “Succession,” “Barry” and late-night series “Last Week Tonight.” all-night battle with BBC’s “Fleabag,” which walked away with the Outstanding Comedy Series prize and honors for star and creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge. making …

Trump’s History Of Asking Foreign Governments To Do His Dirty Work

President Donald Trump asking Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate 2020 candidate Joe Biden is the bizarre conspiracy theory ‘Russia, If You’re Listening…’ Trump drew widespread criticism during the 2016 presidential race when he called during a July news conference for Russia to hack Clinton’s emails. The request drew even more scrutiny when special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation that Russian hackers attempted to breach Clinton’s personal office servers that same day.   “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” Trump said. “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.” After WikiLeaks released a trove of Clinton’s emails weeks before the 2016 election, Trump loudly applauded the organization for publishing …

Google celebrates the start of Oktoberfest with a pretzel doodle

(CNN)A salty, mouthwatering pretzel doodle is how Google is welcoming Oktoberfest, a 16-day celebration known as the Bavarian fall festival. Oktoberfest, which runs from Sep. 21 to Oct. 6, began as a German festival before turning into a worldwide holiday celebrating traditional German culture, food (including pretzels), and lots and lots of beer. Around 6 million people will attend the annual festival in the German capital of Munich while other cities around the world will hold their own Oktoberfest festivities. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Cracking the code on podcast advertising for customer acquisition

Krystina Rubino & Lindsay Piper Shaw Podcast advertising is used very successfully as a direct-response channel with CAC on par with other consideration-stage activities. It is not just for awareness. Ads read by hosts outperform canned “programmatic” ads. Even though the term ‘podcast’ was coined in 2004, advertising in the medium has exploded in the last ~5 years. The IAB has been tracking podcast ad revenue since 2015, when the entire medium generated #105.7 million in ad sales. It recently released its third study of podcast ad revenue, which estimated the US market at $479 million in 2018, with growth accelerating to a projected  $1 billion+ by 2021. Create the team (and time!) needed to execute a campaign, whether in-house …

This WWII veteran wants 100 birthday cards for his 100th birthday

(CNN)James South is about to hit a big milestone in his life and he’s hoping others can help him celebrate by mailing him a birthday card. South grew up in northeast Texas in a large family of sharecroppers, his son, Jim South, told CNN. He joined the Army in 1940 and was deployed to Normandy seven days after D-Day. During his service, his girlfriend Sophie wrote him a letter every day. “They were married for 55 years until she passed in 2001,” said Jim South, who is the couple’s only child. Since retiring at the age of 65, South has stayed active by woodworking, growing his garden, playing golf, and attending church, his son said. It was only last year …

Smoke ’em, pass ’em, Week 4: The anniversary bowl

Start em, sit em, and other fantasy football advice. Last night my wife and I went to Chicago to celebrate our anniversary. We ate at Caf Cancale, a Wicker Park restaurant meant to emulate a seaside French caf. I had the black truffle corn ravioli with pecorino. It was one of the best meals Ive ever had. Of course, the day began at Best Intentions, a bar up in our old neighborhood, Logan Square. We hit Broken Shaker in the Freeland Hotel. Then we regrouped and went to Cancale and finished at the Charleston. It was fun and were truly lucky to have the privilege to enjoy such a day. Also, Im hungover. And I told my wife I wanted …

Champagne smash for Attenborough polar ship

Just before his wife pressed a big yellow button to unleash the bottle against the paintwork, the Duke of Cambridge paid his own tribute to the naturalist and also referenced the growing concern about the pace of climate change. “There has never been a more important moment for this ship to get to work, and there is no person more fitting for this beacon of scientific research to be named after than you, David,” he said. Image copyright EPA The Royal Research Ship (RRS) was commissioned to replace the James Clark Ross and the Ernest Shackleton, which between them gave almost 50 years’ service in support of UK polar science. The RRS Sir David Attenborough will now carry the union …

DHS Warns Against Growing Threat Of White Supremacist Extremism Online

Department of Homeland Security is sounding the alarm on the growing danger of In a 37-page report called the  “Similar to how ISIS inspired and connected with potential radical Islamist terrorists, white supremacist violent extremists connect with like-minded individuals online,” the report read. The report comes less than two months after a gunman shared on 8chan minutes before his rampage began. The currently de-platformed site ― which was Gab ― another site where white supremacy runs free ― entered the news in 2018 following the Pittsburgh Tree of Life posted anti-Semitic messages on the site, accusing a Jewish charity helping refugees of bringing “invaders in that kill our people.” In a speech Friday at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., …