ROME — Pope Francis met a group of transsexuals in the Vatican this week, the fourth such encounter just in 2022, the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano reports. “The pope’s attention to people who live this fragility with great suffering is opening up unimaginable hopes,” said Sister Geneviève Jeanningros and Father Andrea Conocchia, a priest and religious sister that offer pastoral care for the group. According to L’Osservatore Romano , the nun and the parish priest summarize the meeting, which took place after the pontiff’s weekly general audience Wednesday, as “revolution and hope,” words that express the meaning of the encounter for its participants. “If this is not a revolution, what is?!” said Father Conocchia. “The pope who grants an audience to transsexuals, addressing them with love, paternity, and simplicity is not a foregone conclusion.” “The Gospel relaunches us, tells us to welcome everyone, especially those who are most in need and who are … [Read more...] about Pope Francis Meets with Group of Transsexuals at the Vatican
0 Community Corner "We are excited to expand the REV brand into Fishers," said Tony Birkla, owner of Birkla Investment Group. Press Release Desk , News Partner Posted Reply Press release from the City of Fishers: August 5, 2022 Alboher Development Company, Inc. and Birkla Investment Group, LLC announced today their proposal to build a five-story, mixed-use building at 8603 E. 116th Street, located at the intersection of Municipal Drive and 116th Street near the newly opened downtown hub of the Fishers Nickel Plate Trail. The REV development will feature 36 for-sale condominiums, a parking garage, and 23,000 square feet of commercial and office space. The luxury condos, ranging from $600,000 to $1,000,000, will be the first of their kind as Fishers' first for-sale condominiums. "The REV development provides us with a unique opportunity to diversify the housing market in Fishers," said Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness. "These … [Read more...] about City Of Fishers: Alboher Development & Birkla Investment Group Propose REV Development For 116th St. & Municipal Drive
Garfield County Sheriff’s deputies decided to let neighbors of U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert settle a dispute between themselves and the congresswoman’s husband after he reportedly threatened them and destroyed their mailbox. But 911 calls from the incident, obtained by The Denver Post, show just how upset and nervous the neighbors were over their run-in with Boebert’s husband, Jayson Boebert. The calls also provide additional context into what the neighbors, in Silt, said amounted to excessive speeding, property damage, possible drunken driving and threats made from a man whose family openly and regularly carries flaunts their firearms. “I’m sure he’s loaded to the hilt. Do you know who his wife is? Lauren Boebert. She’s loaded. They all have guns,” one neighbor told a 911 dispatcher. “He just got chest to chest, face to face, looking to fight.” That additional context from the calls appears to match the limited information available in reports from Garfield County deputies. … [Read more...] about Listen: Lauren Boebert’s neighbors’ 911 calls describe threats, husband running over mailbox
As more details emerge about the criminal history of Muhammad Syed , 51, charged in the murders of two Muslim men in Albuquerque , and a prime suspect in the killing of two more, the family of one of the victims blames police for not intervening sooner. Sharief Ahmadi Hadi, the brother of murder victim Mohammad “Zahir” Ahmadi, says that prime suspect, Muhammad Syed, regularly harassed his family and slashed the tires of his wife’s car in the years prior to his brother’s murder. Hadi says he believes Syed targeted his family because they are Shiite Muslims. Hadi’s brother, Muhammad Zahir Ahmadi, 62, was the first victim in a string of recent murders that have rocked the Muslim community of Albuquerque. Ahmadi was found gunned down in the rear parking lot of the market he ran with his brother on Nov. 7, 2021. Syed has not been charged with his murder but police say he is their main suspect. Hadi, who owns a Halal grocery store and cafe on San Mateo Boulevard in Albuquerque, … [Read more...] about How Domestic Violence Spilled Over Into Albuquerque Terror
BEIJING (AP) — Latvia and Estonia say they have left a Chinese-backed forum aimed at boosting relations with Eastern European countries, in what appears to be a new setback for China's increasingly assertive diplomacy. The move follows China’s boosting of its relations with Russia, whose invasion of Ukraine is seen as a possible first step in a series of moves against countries that were once part of the Soviet Union. China has refused to criticize Russia and has condemned punishing economic sanctions imposed on Moscow by the West. Weeks before the invasion, Chinese President and Communist Party leader Xi Jinping hosted Russian President Vladimir Putin in Beijing and declared their bilateral relations had “no limits" in a joint statement. The move also comes after Beijing launched economic and diplomatic retaliation against another Baltic state, Lithuania, in retaliation for its expanded ties with the self-governing island democracy of Taiwan, which China claims as its own … [Read more...] about Latvia, Estonia leave China-backed East Europe forum
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 8 NEW YORK - Even when you know what to expect, the results are disconcerting: 17 richly painted reproductions of ancient sculpture interspersed among Greek and Roman originals, creating a riot of color amid the more subtle hues of marble and bronze. The colorized works are part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition "Chroma: Ancient Sculpture in Color," displaying reconstructions of what ancient sculpture may have looked like, based on scientific analysis of pigment fragments from many surviving antiquities. Scholars have long known that the ancients painted and gilded their statues and embedded metals, precious stones and other materials to make them seem more lifelike. But the belief that ancient sculpture was monochrome - white as marble or uniformly patinated bronze - remains more durable and persistent than the scholarship. In its new … [Read more...] about What if the ancient Greeks and Romans actually had terrible taste?