They do point out that President Bill Clinton wasn't in much better shape at the 100 day mark.
Here is paragraph 26 out of 27 - very buried.
The new survey finds 46 percent saying they voted for Clinton and 43 percent for Trump, similar to her two-point national vote margin. Asked how they would vote if the election were held today, 43 say they would support Trump and 40 percent say Clinton.
Pope John Paul II re-emphasized its message in the resurrection context of Easter:
Jesus said to St. Faustina one day: "Humanity will never find peace until it turns with trust to Divine Mercy". Divine Mercy! This is the Easter gift that the Church receives from the risen Christ and offers to humanity.
The devotion to Divine Mercy Sunday grew rapidly after its designation by Pope John Paul II and is now widely celebrated by Catholics. The Divine Mercy image is often carried in processions on Divine Mercy Sunday, and is placed in a location in the church so that it can be venerated by those who attended the Mass.
As President Trump approaches the end of his first 100 days in office, he has received by far the most hostile press treatment of any incoming American president, with the broadcast networks punishing him with coverage that has been 89% negative. The networks largely ignored important national priorities such as jobs and the fight against ISIS, in favor of a news agenda that has been dominated by anti-Trump controversies and which closely matches what would be expected from an opposition party.
For example, President Trump’s push to invigorate the economy and bring back American jobs received a mere 18 minutes of coverage (less than one percent of all airtime devoted to the administration), while his moves to renegotiate various international trade deals resulted in less than 10 minutes of TV news airtime.
Eight years ago, in contrast, the broadcast networks rewarded new President Barack Obama with mainly positive spin, and spent hundreds of stories discussing the economic agenda of the incoming liberal administration.
Love this, since Brigid and I - long ago - while living in the Cayman Islands and diving with three other people at 95 feet near "Chisholm's Trail" met a rather large hammerhead.... this 1 minute video from over two years ago has almost 6 million views.
Courtesy of Mike and Karen Riner for getting the tickets. We had a bird's eye view.
The Gang of four - here's two
and two more
In the Yankee Museum before the game - who wore #42? Or #2?
Yogi got this right -
As I said, Bird's Eye seats
Meanwhile despite Luis Severino throwing a three hitter the Yanks lost 4-1, breaking their eight game winning streak. Here's Aaron Judge striking out. We realized he can't handle stuff on the outside corner ...
But a great time had by all (What's with the STAFF hat?)!
Britain doesn't have to hold an election for another three years, but her Party (the Conservative Party) is way ahead in the polls, so why not strengthen their hold on parliament? That's got to be what they're thinking.
A quick - 1:20 - video. But I'm not sure how they calculate the pay gap. Do they compare exact or similar jobs, or simply tote up what women get paid v. what men get without a valid comparison? It's not explained but still interesting.
I love this. No banner; instead a lily. And check out the women.
Here's the sermon:
The Easter Sermon of St. John Chrysostom Bishop of Constantinople (c. A.D. 400)
Is there anyone who is a devout lover of God? Let them enjoy this beautiful bright festival! Is there anyone who is a grateful servant? Let them rejoice and enter into the joy of their Lord!
Are there any weary with fasting? Let them now receive their wages! If any have toiled from the first hour, let them receive their due reward; if any have come after the third hour, let him with gratitude join in the Feast! And he that arrived after the sixth hour, let him not doubt; for he too shall sustain no loss. And if any delayed until the ninth hour, let him not hesitate; but let him come too. And he who arrived only at the eleventh hour, let him not be afraid by reason of his delay.
For the Lord is gracious and receives the last even as the first. He gives rest to him that comes at the eleventh hour, as well as to him that toiled from the first. To this one He gives, and upon another He bestows. He accepts the works as He greets the endeavor. The deed He honors and the intention He commends.
Let us all enter into the joy of the Lord! First and last alike receive your reward; rich and poor, rejoice together! Sober and slothful, celebrate the day!
You that have kept the fast, and you that have not, rejoice today for the Table is richly laden! Feast royally on it, the calf is a fatted one. Let no one go away hungry. Partake, all, of the cup of faith. Enjoy all the riches of His goodness!
Let no one grieve at his poverty, for the universal kingdom has been revealed. Let no one mourn that he has fallen again and again; for forgiveness has risen from the grave. Let no one fear death, for the Death of Our Saviour has set us free. He has destroyed it by enduring it. He destroyed Hades when He descended into it. He put it into an uproar even as it tasted of His flesh. Isaiah foretold this when he said, “You, O Hell, have been troubled by encountering Him below.”
Hell was in an uproar because it was done away with. It was in an uproar because it is mocked. It was in an uproar, for it is destroyed. It is in an uproar, for it is annihilated. It is in an uproar, for it is now made captive. Hell took a body, and discovered God. It took earth, and encountered Heaven. It took what it saw, and was overcome by what it did not see.
O death, where is thy sting? O Hades, where is thy victory?
Christ is Risen, and you, O death, are annihilated! Christ is Risen, and the evil ones are cast down! Christ is Risen, and the angels rejoice! Christ is Risen, and life is liberated! Christ is Risen, and the tomb is emptied of its dead; for Christ having risen from the dead, is become the first-fruits of those who have fallen asleep.
The 14 stations of the Cross a Catholic devotion (not completely biblical) that retraces Jesus' steps from his condemnation to his crucifixion and death. Pax Christi is the (or one of the) Catholic peace organizations. When Brigid and I started doing the Stations in the early 90's it would draw 800-900 people and get coverage from local news and television media. It was while doing them that we first met Dan Berrigan as well as Martin Sheen (a year or two before Sheen became President in The West Wing).
Unfortunately the event has really shrunk in recent years; there were only about 200 people and no media coverage which we saw.
I went with my friend Mary and arrived at the sixth station, which was sponsored and presented by Fordham Prep right outside of Grand Central (The Stations begin near the U.N. and go across 42nd. street). Since that's where Joe went to school I videoed part of it and will post it in a day or two.
Meanwhile here are a few pictures.
The Sixth Station outside of Grand Central. The Stations are presented with a scripture reading, commentary on sponsor's theme (Fordham Prep, in this case homelessness - appropriate since NYC has a record # of homeless right now) and some music/hymns.
The Cross is carried by various people at the front. The great thing about this event - prayerful people in the middle of the city and seen by thousands of other NY'ers.
Across from Bryant Park - the theme was a very good one - clean water and it's shortage in many places in the world
From the other side of the street - Grace Building in the background. That unfortunately is the entire length of the participants.
As is sometimes the custom a 15th Station is added - the Resurrection. This was done by Cristo Rey NY High School. Nice job by the students.
Tom and Mary (Cross is growing out of her head - very Holy, Mary!) with the sun in their faces - definitely a Good Event to do on Good Friday. About 15 years ago a group of us from our Parish did one of the Stations - the theme was opposition to cloning and embryonic stem cell research. Maybe we'll do one next year on another topic.
A day early. Chinese art and an ancient short sermon tomorrow.
Last Easter I received this image from a group called Daily Theology and liked it.
"Noli me Tangere" or "Touch me not" as Mary Magdelene recognizes Jesus as she is leaving the empty tomb.
The school of art is the Cretan School of Byzantine icon painting, which flourished in Crete in the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries. This icon is dated the mid-16th century.
"The "Cretan" version of the Mi mou aptou, or Noli me tangere icon- The influence of this school (the Cretan School of iconography) is evident in the bright colors chosen for the image and the long flowing hair of St Mary Magdalene."
Good Friday - the somberest day on the Christian calendar.
Today I'm going to the Pax Christi Stations of the Cross, across Manhattan. I like the Pax Christi Stations - ANY public display of prayer and penance through a big city is a good thing - and I've done it pretty much every year for almost 30 years. The exception being after I was getting over my chemotherapy way back when.
This is very important: stronger people live longer, no matter what the other variables might be. In studies of all-cause mortality, stronger people have a lower mortality rate at any age. Any profound loss of LBM (lean body mass) is highly correlated with mortality. Heavier people tend to be stronger. Heavier people carry more muscle mass, and more muscle mass correlates positively with strength, even if they are fatter.