"Whatever good we have or perform belongs to God and comes from his hands. This truth the humble man keeps continually before his eyes; he therefore appropriates to himself worthy of all sorts of contempt and cannot bear to hear others attribute to him what he does not deserve"
Today [1 August] we celebrate “the most zealous Doctor” of the church, Saint Alphonsus Liguori. Learn more about his life with Paulist Press. http://ow.ly/zQkR2
This is exactly why Israel monitors what is entering Gaza:
A shipment of “humanitarian aid” for the Gaza Strip that arrived from Turkey to the Ashdod Port yesterday (Wednesday) included hundreds of small metal marbles that could be added to an explosive device to increase the range of its blast and make it much deadlier.
THIS CROW UNDERSTANDS WATER DISPLACEMENT. WHY THE HECK DO I HAVE TO BE TOLD EVERY YEAR BY A TEACHER HOW WATER DISPLACEMENT WORKS. DO THEY THINK I’M LESS INTELLIGENT THAN A CROW? DONE.
Crows discovered the principle of displacement in the third century BC, when the philosopher Awkimedes, upon noticing the level of his bird bath rose in proportion with the amount of his body that was submerged, reportedly exclaimed “EURECAW!” and flew through the streets of Athens shouting his discovery.
World War One — “The Great War” — began 100 years ago: 28 July 1914.
—George, Wilhelm, and Nicholas were inbred monarch cousins of some sort, so really it was a family spat. Too bad they got so many people involved. (via usaian)