The Gospel reading this Sunday is from Mark, about the paralytic who was lowered through the roof and healed by Christ. Here's a 14th century Armenian Gospel showing the scene:
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Not too long ago, the mayor seemed untroubled by attacks on federal law enforcement... Acting Secretary Chad Wolf: These comments are from the Mayor of Portland… yesterday. After more than 60+ days of violence, the truth is impossible to ignore. twitter.com/ByronYork/status/1

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If you are illegally entering from a safe country, you are not a refugee. May Bulman: This is simply not true. Just because someone doesn’t claim asylum in the first ‘safe’ country they arrive in does not mean they aren’t eligible for refugee status. twitter.com/migrationwatch/sta twitter.com/MigrationWatch/sta

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And people say you never read any good news these days. Quite Interesting: When eaten by a frog, 93% of Regimbartia attenuata aquatic beetles emerge alive out of the frog's anus within 4 hours. twitter.com/JohnOSullivanNR/st

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Portland's self-described "antifa mayor" candidate @sarahforpdx would not condemn the attempts by antifa to burn down police buildings. Her campaign is being managed by @GregoryMcKelvey, himself an open communist & antifa supporter. Props to @LauralPorter. youtu.be/igUmEiRHeDo twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1

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"activists spoke about what went wrong with the occupation. One young woman on a bullhorn argued...that the police left too quickly & that a sustainable police-free region would have to be built more slowly." nytimes.com/2020/08/07/us/defu twitter.com/MarkSKrikorian/sta

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Who knew? Rich Lowry: Unsurprisingly, when the police don’t show up, it empowers thugs and harms the law-abiding Abolish the Police? Those Who Survived the Chaos in Seattle Aren’t So Sure nytimes.com/2020/08/07/us/defu twitter.com/MarkSKrikorian/sta

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A perfect emblem of what the Never Republicans have signed up for Kasich and Sanders to join forces for a night of unity at Democratic convention politi.co/33vMBIu twitter.com/RichLowry/status/1

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Sarah Jeong equates the arrests in Portland to China’s crackdowns on mass groups. Well done, Berkeley and Harvard professors (who educated her)! The US declared war on TikTok because it can’t handle the truth theverge.com/21355465/tiktok-u twitter.com/mark_bauerlein/sta

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Re @WilliamConn61 Lots of people, even Democrats, think that way. That's why I'm going out on a limb & predicting he'll pick Tammy Duckworth. twitter.com/MarkSKrikorian/sta

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Re @tedperl Not his views, but his conduct:"The case of a 'Catholic politician' who is 'consistently campaigning and voting for permissive abortion and euthanasia laws' would constitute 'formal cooperation' in grave sin that is 'manifest,' the letter continued." catholicnewsagency.com/news/jo twitter.com/MarkSKrikorian/sta

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Apostate ex-Muslims' "efforts have substantially contributed to the trend of Arabic-speaking Muslims who appear, according to the Economist, 'to be giving up on Islam.' The ex-Muslims' role has only just begun." wsj.com/articles/when-muslims- twitter.com/MarkSKrikorian/sta

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Re @ZaidJilani @PrajCK Humanity's default setting, I'm afraid. I grew up on tales of defeat at the Battle of Avarayr—in 451. Heck, some Dravidians still pissed about the Aryan invasions 3,000 years ago. Moving past it requires nurturing a sense of common identity, the exact opposite of what US is doing twitter.com/MarkSKrikorian/sta

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Shot = NYT “correcting” @SenTomCotton’s op-ed by alleging he has no proof of Antifa’s presence in Portland. Chaser = NYT’s own reporting confirms Antifa indeed present in Portland.Will NYT’s correct their “correction” or is this just part & parcel of professional activism? twitter.com/politicalelle/stat

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