Pope Francis’ Homily for Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017 — “We must carry our own cross, not refuse it or set it aside, but rather, in looking to him, to take it up and to carry it daily.”

Peace and Freedom

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Today’s celebration can be said to be bittersweet.  It is joyful and sorrowful at the same time.  We celebrate the Lord’s entrance into Jerusalem to the cries of his disciples who acclaim him as king.  Yet we also solemnly proclaim the Gospel account of his Passion.  In this poignant contrast, our hearts experience in some small measure what Jesus himself must have felt in his own heart that day, as he rejoiced with his friends and wept over Jerusalem.

For thirty-two years now, the joyful aspect of this Sunday has been enriched by the enthusiasm of young people, thanks to the celebration of World Youth Day.  This year, it is being celebrated at the diocesan level, but here in Saint Peter’s Square it will be marked by the deeply moving and evocative moment when the WYD cross is passed from the young people of Kraków to those of…

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London’s Garden Bridge Too Expensive to be Built?

Moss and Fog

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Thomas Heatherwick’s studio had a fantastic plan for a pedestrian garden bridge over the River Thames in London. For years, it was going through approvals and funding complications, but seemed destined to be built. Indeed, over £45 million has already been spent on the preparation for the project. Recently, however, the city of London has balked at the idea of a non-vehicle bridge being built at a cost of £200 million.  It’s a shame, since the design is stunning, and it would be a beautifully green contrast to London’s recent skyscraper binge.  The idea was simple:  to connect north and south London with a garden. Now that it’s future is in jeopardy, what might replace it? Let’s hope for something good. Via Dezeen:

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LONDON:MET Report: #Police in north London are appealing for witnesses and information following an acid attack on a family Copenhagen Street, N1 on Saturday Apr.08: – #AceNewsDesk reports – @AceNewsServices

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#AceNewsReport – Apr.09: On Saturday, 8 April #police were called by the London Ambulance Service (LAS) shortly after 13:05 hours to reports of an assault in Copenhagen Street junction with Caledonian Road, N1 – #AceNewsDesk reports

MET #police have an Appeal for witnesses to acid attack in Islington officers attended along with the LAS and London Fire Brigade.

The victims – a 40-year-old father, a 36-year-old mother and there two-year-old boy – were found with injuries consistent with a noxious substance, believed to be an acid, being thrown at them.

They were initially taken to a north London hospital, and were subsequently transferred to another hospital.

The man’s injuries, whilst not believed to be life threatening, are being treated as life-changing.

The woman and child suffered minor injuries and have since been discharged from hospital.

Detectives from Central North Borough Command Unit CID are investigating.

Enquiries to establish the full…

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Theme for the Week – Quirky Dorset Part 6

The Dorset Rambler

– – – Exploring The Countryside and Lanes of Dorset – – –

For our theme this week, I thought we would come back to ‘Quirky Dorset’ and feature a few more things in my lovely county that are perhaps a little bit ‘off the wall’ 🙂 ! And this is one of my favourites – it is The Smugglers’ Path.

The Smugglers’ Path, White Nothe

I love walking this path…..if you can call it a path! It runs from the top of the White Nothe  (aka White Nose) headland down to the rocky seashore some 170 meters (550 feet) below. The path is steep, very steep, and it zig zags its way down the cliff face with amazing views all across Ringstead Bay to the west. Below, there are just rocks which may be covered if the tide is high.

The Smugglers Path The Smugglers’ Path, White Nothe

This is a breathtaking walk in more ways than one!…

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LONDON: MET Report: Detectives investigating the murder of 21-year-old Dean Pascal-Modeste in Mottingham on Friday, 24 February have charged a third man – #AceNewsDesk reports – @AceNewsServices

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#AceNewsReport – Apr.09: A man has charged with the #murder of 21-year-old Dean Pascal-Modeste in Mottingham on Friday and will appear in custody at Bromley court on Apr.10: #AceNewsDesk reports

[Victim: Dean Pascal-Modeste]
MET police report a third man charged with Mottingham murder [F] Devone Pusey, 19 (1.08.97) of Sedgehill Road, SE6 was charged on Saturday, 8 April with #murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

He will appear in custody at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 10 April.

Two 17-year-old boys [E and G] have previously been charged with murder; ‘E’ was also charged with possession of an offensive weapon.

A trial has been set for Tuesday, 29 August at the Old Bailey.

Four other males – aged 19 [A], 18 [B], 16 [C] and 20 [D] – were arrested close to the scene on suspicion of #murder. They were taken to a south London #police station and have…

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BIRMINGHAM: WMP Report: Homeless man has died after taking a drug called Black Mamba and #police are warning drug users against its use #AceNewsDesk reports – @AceNewsServices

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#AceNewsReport – Apr.09: #Police are warning drug users in Birmingham against the use of Black Mamba after a man has died and two people became ill overnight #AceNewsDesk reports

West Midlands police reported that a man dies after taking Black Mamba on Saturday night.

The homeless man, believed to be in his 30s, was pronounced dead just before 6am this morning (Sunday 9 April) after paramedics were called to Fletchers Walk in the city centre.

Mamba has recently been reclassified as a Class B controlled drug, meaning that possession of the substance is now a crime and anyone using it can be prosecuted.

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BALTIMORE: #Police say three people were injured in a Saturday morning #shooting near North Avenue – @AceNewsServices

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#AceNewsReport – Apr.09: At about 9:45 a.m., officers were called to the intersection of North Avenue and Homewood Avenue and found two men suffering from gunshot wounds and had them transported to the hospital.

CBS local reported that Baltimore Police Investigate Broad Daylight Triple Shooting

A short time later, officers were called to the same hospital for a walk-in #shooting victim, who they believe was #shot with the other two men on North Avenue.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup.

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