The story

May 28, 2013 Day 129 of the Fifth Year - History

May 28, 2013 Day 129 of the Fifth Year - History



We are searching data for your request:

Forums and discussions:
Manuals and reference books:
Data from registers:
Wait the end of the search in all databases.
Upon completion, a link will appear to access the found materials.

10:05AM THE PRESIDENT departs the White House
South Lawn

10:20AM THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews

11:05AM THE PRESIDENT arrives New Jersey
Joint Base McGuire-Dix

1:30PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks
Asbury Park Convention Hall, Asbury Park, New Jersey

2:50PM THE PRESIDENT departs New Jersey
Joint Base McGuire-Dix

3:40PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Joint Base Andrews

3:55PM THE PRESIDENT arrives the White House
South Lawn

4:30PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Secretary of Defense Hagel
Oval Office

5:30PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks
The East Room


The Lasting Power of Dr. King’s Dream Speech

It was late in the day and hot, and after a long march and an afternoon of speeches about federal legislation, unemployment and racial and social justice, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. finally stepped to the lectern, in front of the Lincoln Memorial, to address the crowd of 250,000 gathered on the National Mall.

He began slowly, with magisterial gravity, talking about what it was to be black in America in 1963 and the “shameful condition” of race relations a hundred years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Unlike many of the day’s previous speakers, he did not talk about particular bills before Congress or the marchers’ demands. Instead, he situated the civil rights movement within the broader landscape of history — time past, present and future — and within the timeless vistas of Scripture.

Dr. King was about halfway through his prepared speech when Mahalia Jackson — who earlier that day had delivered a stirring rendition of the spiritual “I Been ’Buked and I Been Scorned” — shouted out to him from the speakers’ stand: “Tell ’em about the ‘Dream,’ Martin, tell ’em about the ‘Dream’!” She was referring to a riff he had delivered on earlier occasions, and Dr. King pushed the text of his remarks to the side and began an extraordinary improvisation on the dream theme that would become one of the most recognizable refrains in the world.

With his improvised riff, Dr. King took a leap into history, jumping from prose to poetry, from the podium to the pulpit. His voice arced into an emotional crescendo as he turned from a sobering assessment of current social injustices to a radiant vision of hope — of what America could be. “I have a dream,” he declared, “my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today!”

Many in the crowd that afternoon, 50 years ago on Wednesday, had taken buses and trains from around the country. Many wore hats and their Sunday best — “People then,” the civil rights leader John Lewis would recall, “when they went out for a protest, they dressed up” — and the Red Cross was passing out ice cubes to help alleviate the sweltering August heat. But if people were tired after a long day, they were absolutely electrified by Dr. King. There was reverent silence when he began speaking, and when he started to talk about his dream, they called out, “Amen,” and, “Preach, Dr. King, preach,” offering, in the words of his adviser Clarence B. Jones, “every version of the encouragements you would hear in a Baptist church multiplied by tens of thousands.”

You could feel “the passion of the people flowing up to him,” James Baldwin, a skeptic of that day’s March on Washington, later wrote, and in that moment, “it almost seemed that we stood on a height, and could see our inheritance perhaps we could make the kingdom real.”

Image

Dr. King’s speech was not only the heart and emotional cornerstone of the March on Washington, but also a testament to the transformative powers of one man and the magic of his words. Fifty years later, it is a speech that can still move people to tears. Fifty years later, its most famous lines are recited by schoolchildren and sampled by musicians. Fifty years later, the four words “I have a dream” have become shorthand for Dr. King’s commitment to freedom, social justice and nonviolence, inspiring activists from Tiananmen Square to Soweto, Eastern Europe to the West Bank.

Why does Dr. King’s “Dream” speech exert such a potent hold on people around the world and across the generations? Part of its resonance resides in Dr. King’s moral imagination. Part of it resides in his masterly oratory and gift for connecting with his audience — be they on the Mall that day in the sun or watching the speech on television or, decades later, viewing it online. And part of it resides in his ability, developed over a lifetime, to convey the urgency of his arguments through language richly layered with biblical and historical meanings.

The son, grandson and great-grandson of Baptist ministers, Dr. King was comfortable with the black church’s oral tradition, and he knew how to read his audience and react to it he would often work jazzlike improvisations around favorite sermonic riffs — like the “dream” sequence — cutting and pasting his own words and those of others. At the same time, the sonorous cadences and ringing, metaphor-rich language of the King James Bible came instinctively to him. Quotations from the Bible, along with its vivid imagery, suffused his writings, and he used them to put the sufferings of African-Americans in the context of Scripture — to give black audience members encouragement and hope, and white ones a visceral sense of identification.

In his “Dream” speech, Dr. King alludes to a famous passage from Galatians, when he speaks of “that day when all of God’s children — black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics — will be able to join hands.” As he did in many of his sermons, he also drew parallels between “the Negro” still an “exile in his own land” and the plight of the Israelites in Exodus, who, with God on their side, found deliverance from hardship and oppression, escaping slavery in Egypt to journey toward the Promised Land.

The entire March on Washington speech reverberates with biblical rhythms and parallels, and bristles with a panoply of references to other historical and literary texts that would have resonated with his listeners. In addition to allusions to the prophets Isaiah (“I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low”) and Amos (“We will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream”), there are echoes of the Declaration of Independence (“the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”) Shakespeare (“this sweltering summer of the Negro’s legitimate discontent”) and popular songs like Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” (“Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York,” “Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California”).

Such references added amplification and depth of field to the speech, much the way T. S. Eliot’s myriad allusions in “The Waste Land” add layered meaning to that poem. Dr. King, who had a doctorate in theology and once contemplated a career in academia, was shaped by both his childhood in his father’s church and his later studies of disparate thinkers like Reinhold Niebuhr, Gandhi and Hegel. Along the way, he developed a gift for synthesizing assorted ideas and motifs and making them his own — a gift that enabled him to address many different audiences at once, while making ideas that some might find radical somehow familiar and accessible. It was a gift that in some ways mirrored his abilities as the leader of the civil rights movement, tasked with holding together often contentious factions (from more militant figures like Stokely Carmichael to more conservative ones like Roy Wilkins), while finding a way to balance the concerns of grass-roots activists with the need to forge a working alliance with the federal government.

At the same time, Dr. King was also able to nestle his arguments within a historical continuum, lending them the authority of tradition and the weight of association. For some, in his audience, the articulation of his dream for America would have evoked conscious or unconscious memories of Langston Hughes’s call in a 1935 poem to “let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed” and W. E. B. Du Bois’s description of the “wonderful America, which the founding fathers dreamed.” His final lines in the March on Washington speech come from a Negro spiritual reminding listeners of slaves’ sustaining faith in the possibility of liberation: “Free at last, free at last thank God Almighty, we are free at last.”

For those less familiar with African-American music and literature, there were allusions with immediate, patriotic connotations. Much the way Lincoln redefined the founders’ vision of America in his Gettysburg Address by invoking the Declaration of Independence, so Dr. King in his “Dream” speech makes references to both the Gettysburg Address and the Declaration of Independence. These deliberate echoes helped universalize the moral underpinnings of the civil rights movement and emphasized that its goals were only as revolutionary as the founding fathers’ original vision of the United States. Dr. King’s dream for America’s “citizens of color” was no more, no less than the American Dream of a country where “all men are created equal.”

As for Dr. King’s quotation of “My Country, ’Tis of Thee” — an almost de facto national anthem, familiar even to children — it underscored civil rights workers’ patriotic belief in the project of reinventing America. For Dr. King, it might have elicited personal memories, too. The night his home was bombed during the bus boycott in Montgomery, Ala., endangering the lives of his wife, Coretta, and their infant daughter, he calmed the crowd gathered in front of their house, saying, “I want you to love our enemies.” Some of his supporters reportedly broke into song, including hymns and “My Country, ’Tis of Thee.”

The March on Washington and Dr. King’s “Dream” speech would play an important role in helping pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and the pivotal Selma to Montgomery march that he led in 1965 would provide momentum for the passage later that year of the Voting Rights Act. Though Dr. King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, his exhausting schedule (he had been giving hundreds of speeches a year) and his frustration with schisms in the civil rights movement and increasing violence in the country led to growing weariness and depression before his assassination in 1968.

The knowledge that Dr. King gave his life to the cause lends an added poignancy to the experience of hearing his speeches today. And so does being reminded now — in the second term of Barack Obama’s presidency — of the dire state of race relations in the early 1960s, when towns in the South still had separate schools, restaurants, hotels and bathrooms for blacks and whites, and discrimination in housing and employment was prevalent across the country. Only two and a half months before the “Dream” speech, Gov. George Wallace had stood in a doorway at the University of Alabama in an attempt to block two black students from trying to register the next day the civil rights activist Medgar Evers was assassinated in front of his home in Jackson, Miss.

President Obama, who once wrote about his mother’s coming home “with books on the civil rights movement, the recordings of Mahalia Jackson, the speeches of Dr. King,” has described the leaders of the movement as “giants whose shoulders we stand on.” Some of his own speeches owe a clear debt to Dr. King’s ideas and words.

In his 2004 Democratic National Convention keynote address, which brought him to national attention, Mr. Obama channeled Dr. King’s vision of hope, speaking of coming “together as one American family.” In his 2008 speech about race, he talked, much as Dr. King had, of continuing “on the path of a more perfect union.” And in his 2007 speech commemorating the 1965 Selma march, he echoed Dr. King’s remarks about Exodus, describing Dr. King and the other civil rights leaders as members of the Moses generation who “pointed the way” and “took us 90 percent of the way there.” He and his contemporaries were their heirs, Mr. Obama said — they were members of the Joshua generation with the responsibility of finishing “the journey Moses had begun.”

Dr. King knew it would not be easy to “transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood” — difficulties that persist today with new debates over voter registration laws and the Trayvon Martin shooting. Dr. King probably did not foresee a black president celebrating the 50th anniversary of his speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial, and surely did not foresee a monument to himself just a short walk away. But he did dream of a future in which the country embarked on “the sunlit path of racial justice,” and he foresaw, with bittersweet prescience, that 1963, as he put it, was “not an end, but a beginning.”


The Early Life of Herodotus

Herodotus was born in about 485 B.C. in the Greek city of Halicarnassus, a lively commercial center on the southwestern coast of Asia Minor. He came from a wealthy and cosmopolitan Greek-Carian merchant family. (The Carians, of Minoan descent, had arrived in that part of Asia Minor before the Greeks had.) In the middle of the 6th century B.C., Halicarnassus became a satrapy, or province, of the Persian Empire and was ruled by the tyrant Lygdamis. Herodotus’ family opposed Lygdamis’ rule and was sent into exile on the island of Samos. When he was a young man, Herodotus returned briefly to Halicarnassus to take part in an abortive anti-Persian rebellion. After that, however, the writer never returned to his home city again.

Did you know? In 443 B.C., Herodotus joined a group of Athenians who set out to colonize a city, Thurii, in southern Italy. He died there in around 425 B.C.


I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker

Alert: The current edition date for Form I-129 is 03/10/21. Starting July 1, 2021, we will only accept the 03/10/21 edition. Until then, you can also use the 09/30/20 and 01/27/20 editions.

Alert: On Nov. 2, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois vacated the Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule (84 Fed. Reg. 41,292 (Aug. 14, 2019), as amended by Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds Correction, 84 Fed. Reg. 52,357 (Oct. 2, 2019)) (Public Charge Final Rule) nationwide. That decision was stayed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. On March 9, 2021, the Seventh Circuit lifted its stay, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois’ order vacating the Public Charge Final Rule went into effect.

We immediately stopped applying the Public Charge Final Rule to all pending applications and petitions that would have been subject to the rule. USCIS continues to apply the public charge inadmissibility statute, including consideration of the statutory minimum factors in the totality of the circumstances, in accordance with the 1999 Interim Field Guidance, which was in place before the Public Charge Final Rule was implemented on Feb. 24, 2020, to the adjudication of any application for adjustment of status. In addition, USCIS will no longer apply the separate, but related, “public benefits condition” to applications or petitions for extension of nonimmigrant stay and change of nonimmigrant status.

On or after March 9, 2021, applicants and petitioners should not provide information required solely by the Public Charge Final Rule. That means that applicants for adjustment of status should not provide the Form I-944, Declaration of Self-Sufficiency, or any evidence or documentation required on that form with their Form I-485. Applicants and petitioners for extension of nonimmigrant stay and change of nonimmigrant status should not provide information related to the receipt of public benefits on prior editions of Form I-129 (Part 6), Form I-129CW (Part 6), Form I-539 (Part 5), and Form I-539A (Part 3).

If an applicant or petitioner has already provided such information, and USCIS adjudicates the application or petition on or after March 9, 2021, we will not consider any information provided that relates solely to the Public Charge Final Rule, including, for example, information provided on the Form I-944, evidence or documentation submitted with Form I-944, and information on the receipt of public benefits on prior editions of Form I-129 (Part 6), Form I-129CW (Part 6), Form I-539 (Part 5), and Form I-539A (Part 3).

If you received a Request for Evidence (RFE) or Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) requesting information that is solely required by the Public Charge Final Rule, including but not limited to Form I-944, and your response is due on or after March 9, 2021, you do not need to provide the information solely required by the Public Charge Final Rule. However, you need to respond to the aspects of the RFE or NOID that otherwise pertain to the eligibility for the immigration benefit you are seeking. If USCIS requires additional information or evidence to make a public charge inadmissibility determination under the statute and consistent with the 1999 Interim Field Guidance, we will send you another RFE or NOID. For information about the relevant court decisions, please see the litigation summary.

Alert: Effective Oct. 19, 2020, Pub. L. No. 116-159 increases the fee for Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing, from $1,440 to $2,500, for all filings except those from petitioners filing Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, requesting H-2B or R-1 nonimmigrant status. The premium processing fee for petitioners filing Form I-129 requesting H-2B or R-1 nonimmigrant status is increasing from $1,440 to $1,500. Any Form I-907 postmarked on or after Oct. 19 must include the new fee amounts. Read more here: Premium Processing Fee Increase Effective Oct. 19, 2020.

Alert: On Sept. 29, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in Immigration Legal Resource Center et al., v. Wolf, et al., 20-cv-05883-JWS, preliminarily enjoined DHS from implementing or enforcing any part of the USCIS Fee Schedule and Changes to Certain Other Immigration Benefit Request Requirements rule.

While the rule is preliminarily enjoined, we will continue to:

  • Accept USCIS forms with the current editions and current fees and
  • Use the regulations and guidance currently in place to adjudicate applications and petitions. This includes accepting and adjudicating fee waiver requests as provided under Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) Chapters 10.9 (PDF, 2.86 MB) and 10.10 (PDF, 2.86 MB) .

For more information, please refer to the Federal Register Notice, dated Jan. 29, 2021.

Petitioners use this form to file on behalf of a nonimmigrant worker to come to the United States temporarily to perform services or labor, or to receive training, as an H-1B, H-2A, H-2B, H-3, L-1, O-1, O-2, P-1, P-1S, P-2, P-2S, P-3, P-3S, Q-1 or R-1 nonimmigrant worker. Petitioners may also use this form to request an extension of stay in or change of status to E-1, E-2, E-3, H-1B1 or TN, or one of the above classifications for an alien.


Breaking the Habit

They say it takes as long to break a habit as you spent forming it, with that in mind you could be fighting a long time, but at a certain point it will become much easier, and the cravings will subside faster and be much weaker.

After the first two weeks, your constant cravings will probably start to subside. You may still get some occasional strong cravings, but the worst of it is likely over. By the four week mark, if you have managed to stay mostly smoke-free that long, then your chances of conquering the habit are extremely good. Congratulations, you earned it.

I love the written word, and in my career as a journalist, I strive to provide the facts about everything I write about. There are too many false and alarmist stories out there about life and vaping mainly. My mission is to make e-cigarettes less scary to people with informative articles and extensive research on not only the possible evils of cigarettes and Big Tobacco, but the objective side of e-cigs.


Timeline

President Trump declared emergencies in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. On September 6, Florida's governor ordered residents of the Keys to evacuate.

  • September 6, 2017: Irma hit the Leeward Islands with winds over 180 miles per hour. The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda described Barbuda as "barely habitable."
  • September 7: Irma left hundreds in Puerto Rico without power. It hit the northern part of Haiti and the Dominican Republic with 15 inches of rain.
  • September 8: Irma remained a Category 5 hurricane with a wind of 175 miles per hour. It affected the Turks and Caicos Islands and the eastern Bahamas. The storm passed over waters warmer than 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Barbuda's government issued a watch for Hurricane Jose.
  • September 9: Irma affected the north coast of Cuba, flooding Havana. Winds hit approximately 150 miles per hour and waves reached up to 36 feet. Wind gusts of 55 miles per hour hit southeast Florida. The storm was downgraded to a Category 3 but was projected to regain strength before hitting Florida.
  • September 10: Irma was upgraded to a Category 4. It hit Cudjoe Key, 20 miles north of Key West, and then Naples. Miami didn't get the core of Irma but still received life-threatening conditions. The Florida Keys received approximately 12 inches of rain and a 10-foot storm surge. Rainfall averaged 10 to 15 inches.
  • September 11: Irma was downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane as it headed to Tampa, where it left 12 million people without power. Irma was then downgraded to a tropical storm as it hit Georgia, where 1.5 million lost power. The state had ordered people to begin evacuating on September 9.    

Shows, Schedules & Info Featured Show

Conversation with Cardinal Dolan

Each week, New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan will answer you e-mails, discuss a variety of topics related and address what is happening in the Archdiocese of New York and other significant issues in the Church.

Catholic Guy with Lino Rulli

Lino Rulli is described by his friends as "The Catholic Guy" because that is exactly what he is. an everyday Catholic guy with a fresh, fun, and often off-beat take on living out the faith in the world today. Join Lino, "The Catholic Guy," for a look at the world unlike any you've heard before. Email The Catholic Guy at [email protected]

Busted Halo Show with Father Dave Dwyer

Nobody's perfect, but we're all on a journey toward God - so we all have "busted halos!" Paulist Father Dave Dwyer, who had a career in television (MTV, Comedy Central) and radio before being ordained a priest, invites young adult Catholics to make the connection between faith and everyday life. Email Busted Halo at [email protected]

Conversation with Cardinal Dolan

Each week, New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan will answer you e-mails, discuss a variety of topics related and address what is happening in the Archdiocese of New York and other significant issues in the Church.

Mass from St. Patrick's Cathedral

The Daily Mass from St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, NY.

Seize the Day with Gus Lloyd

Gus Lloyd gets your day started with a prayer and a smile. "Seize the Day" and live in the joy of the Lord! Gus chats with newsmakers, personalities and callers to discuss what's on their minds and in their hearts. Email Seize the Day at [email protected]

Katie McGrady Show

Award winning author and speaker, Katie Prejean McGrady, shares fun stories from family life, offers hopeful encouragement about living a faithful Catholic life, and provides honest, practical perspective on the news and pop culture and current events of the day. With wit and humor and a smattering of brutal honesty, Katie explores how to live life as a Catholic, navigating everything from how to handle the car pickup line at pre-school to making time for date night with her husband to understanding how to strive for holiness day by day, and everything in between.

Sounds from the Spires

Explore the world of the arts, especially music, as seen through the eyes of the Church. Hosted by Dr. Jennifer Pascual, music director of St. Patrick's Cathedral.

Word to Life

Father John Maria Devaney, a Dominican Friar, helps us to understand God's Word, and how to live it out in our daily lives, with a contemporary and insightful look at our Sunday readings.

Just Love

Just Love is about more than just loving others. It's about feeding the hungry and sheltering the homeless. It's about advocating for a just and compassionate society in which everyone -- young and old, citizen and newcomer, Catholic and non-Catholic -- can live and thrive in peace and safety. JustLove is about the work Catholic Charities do nationwide to rebuild after disasters, to touch almost every human need, and to provide help and create hope where they're needed. It's about doing rather than JustLiving.

Pathways of Learning

What can life teach you? And how can your faith teach you about life and the world you live in. Join Sister Marie Pappas on Pathways of Learning every Saturday and Sunday to learn about "life's larger lessons" and the classroom that is as big the whole world around you. It's all about living, learning and believing.

Crux of The Matter

“The Crux of the Matter” is a fast-paced, one-stop-shopping destination for the latest on the Vatican, global Catholicism, and the Church in the U.S., delivered with a nose for news and a sense of humor. Each week, John Allen and co-host Inés San Martín run down the most important Catholic developments of the week, with a special focus on Pope Francis and the Vatican. Allen and San Martín also welcome a wide range of guests each week, including bishops and other Catholic newsmakers, pundits and commentators, theologians and activists, and just ordinary folks, to unpack the stories behind the news. If you give the “Crux of the Matter” an hour each week, it will bring you the Catholic world!

Salt + Light Hour with Deacon Pedro

Every week, Deacon Pedro brings you the best of Salt + Light: inspiring messages, insightful interviews, interesting commentary and music, plus news updates, a Saint of the Week and event updates from around the Catholic world.

Religion and Rock

Religion and Rock has been a staple of Long Island radio since 1975 - now hosted by Msgr. Jim Vlaun of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

Christopher Closeup

Christopher Closeup encourages people of all ages and from all walks of life to use their God-given talents to make a positive difference in the world. The weekly half-hour series regularly introduces viewers to individuals - some famous, some not so famous - who are using their gifts, talents, and abilities to create a better world.

Personally Speaking

Personally Speaking features prominent people from the worlds of entertainment, religion, politics, sports, journalism, and literature in conversation with Msgr. Jim Lisante about some of the most personal aspects of life, including their faith.

Rosary

Follow along with the Rosary

Mass from Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in LA

Sunday Mass from the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in LA.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan

Cardinal Timothy Dolan is the oldest of five children born to Robert and Shirley Dolan in St. Louis in 1950. Ordained a priest of the archdiocese of St. Louis in 1976, he served as parish priest for eight years, as secretary to the Apostolic Nuncio in DC, as a professor at Kenrick Seminary and St. Louis University, and as rector of the North American College in Rome. In 2001, he was appointed auxiliary bishop of his home diocese by Pope St. John Paul II, who, a year later, made him archbishop of Milwaukee. Pope Benedict XVI transferred him to the archdiocese of New York in 2009, and named him a cardinal in 2012. He has served as president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic Relief Services chairman, and co-chair of the National Jewish-Catholic Dialogue. It was his honor as well to enter the conclave which elected Pope Francis in 2013, and to welcome Pope Francis to New York in 2015.

Conversation with Cardinal Dolan

Dr. Jennifer Pascual

Dr. Jennifer Pascual is the first woman to hold the position of director of music at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in New York City, one of the most prestigious sacred music appointments in the United States. Pascual earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, and she holds a Master of Music degree in piano performance from the Mannes College of Music in New York City. She received Bachelor of Music degrees in piano and organ performance, magna cum laude, and music education from Jacksonville University in Florida. She has served as an organist and choir director in the dioceses of St. Augustine, FL, and Rochester, NY, and the archdioceses of Newark, NJ, and New York City, NY, and has served at three Roman Catholic Cathedrals. She is also the conductor for the New York Archdiocesan Festival Chorale.

Sounds from the Spires

John L. Allen, Jr.

John L. Allen Jr. is the editor of Crux, an independent Catholic news platform operated in partnership with the Knights of Columbus. For 16 years he was a senior correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter, covering the Vatican and the global church from Rome and for two years he was an associate editor at the Boston Globe. Allen is also the senior Vatican analyst for CNN, a popular speaker in the United States and around the world, and the author of eleven books on the Vatican and church affairs. He and his wife Shannon, along with their pug Ellis, live in Denver, and Allen now spends roughly a third of each year in Rome.

Crux of The Matter

Father John Maria Devaney

Father John Maria Devaney, OP, hosts the weekly program Word to Life. Ordained to the priesthood in 2015, Fr. John entered the Order of Preachers (commonly known as The Dominican Friars) in 2008. A member of the Province of St. Joseph, USA, he is currently assigned to the priory of St. Vincent Ferrer in New York City where he is a staff chaplain and ethicist for the Dominican Friars Health Care Ministry of New York, serving at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NYP/Weil Cornell Medical Center, and the Hospital for Special Surgery. During his years of theological study, Fr. John earned degrees from the pontifical faculty of The Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC. Prior to answering the call to priesthood and religious life, he earned a BA from Emerson College and worked for 15 years as a disc jockey in New Jersey, Boston, and Los Angeles in addition to his work in concert and music festival producing as well as artist management and promotion. On a special note, for the current Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, Fr. John Maria was selected by Pope Francis and the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization to be a Missionary of Mercy. Along with more than 1,000 priests from around the world, The Missionaries of Mercy are to be in special service to the Holy Father and the local bishops as a &ldquoliving sign of the Father&rsquos welcome to all those in search of his forgiveness&hellip&rdquo (Misericordiae Vultus #18)

Word to Life

Reverend Monsignor James C. Vlaun

Monsignor Jim Vlaun is the President and CEO of Telecare Television (TelecareTV.org), the Catholic Television station of the diocese of Rockville Centre which broadcasts to more than seven million homes nationally. Msgr. Jim has hosted Religion and Rock on terrestrial radio for 25 years. In addition to his work on television and radio, he serves as the Catholic chaplain for the New York Jets. He has authored two books, Life, Love, and Laughter: The Spirituality of the Consciousness Examen and Feasts of Life. Proceeds from Msgr. Jim&rsquos books go to the Life Love and Laughter Foundation, which helps provide Catholic educations for young people. Visit Religion and Rock on the web at ReligionandRock.com.

Religion and Rock

Sister Marie Pappas

Sister Marie Pappas, CR, a Sister of the Resurrection of the New York Province, is the former associate superintendent for the Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of New York. She has an MA in religious education from Angelicum in Rome and a PD in religious education from Fordham University. She is also a certified spiritual director. Sister Marie has taught and lectured at St. Joseph&rsquos Seminary in the Archdiocese of New York, the Notre Dame Pontifical Institute in Virginia, and the Catechetical Conference of Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, as well as elementary and secondary schools in the dioceses of Albany, Newark, and New York. Currently, she serves as Director of Religious Education at St. Columba Parish in Hopewell Junction, New York. She describes her show, Pathways of Learning, as weekly exchanges that go beyond nursery school and graduate school&mdashdiscussions and lessons about how the Catholic way of life has shaped history and culture, and continues to inform and shape our personal lives, as well as inspire new leadership for the ongoing renewal of the Church and our society.

Pathways of Learning

Gus Lloyd

Gus was raised Catholic but fell away from his faith in his teen years. After attending international broadcasting school, Lloyd began a career in radio, and met and married his wife Michelle. They are the parents of four children and have two grandchildren. After a near-drowning incident with their daughter in 1984, Gus and Michelle realized they needed God in their lives. Their journey led them back to the Catholic Church. Lloyd became active in the Catholic charismatic movement and attended the Catholic School of Lay Evangelization. In 1992, he joined the staff of WBVM, the Catholic radio station in Tampa, FL, and hosted a popular morning show there for nearly 13 years. In 2006, the archdiocese of New York contacted Lloyd to host the morning show for The Catholic Channel, a new venture on Sirius Satellite Radio. He&rsquos been the host of Seize the Day ever since. In addition to hosting his daily radio show, Gus is a popular speaker at conferences, retreats, and parish missions.

Seize the Day with Gus Lloyd

Lino Rulli

The New York Times described Lino Rulli as &ldquoa radio host like Howard Stern, only guilt-ridden and confession-going.&rdquo Rulli has been part of The Catholic Channel since it began in 2006, offering a funny and often irreverent look at living the Catholic faith in today&rsquos modern world. He is also Personal Media Advisor to Cardinal Timothy Dolan. Rulli began his media career in television. He was host and executive producer of Generation Cross, a nationally syndicated Catholic comedy show for which he won back-to-back Emmy Awards. He was also co-executive producer on The Last Flagraiser, a World War II documentary airing on CBS that won several awards, including an Emmy and the RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award. Rulli has a bachelor&rsquos degree in communications and a master&rsquos degree in theology. He has travelled the world, both for personal enjoyment as well as to lead thousands of people on pilgrimages.

Catholic Guy with Lino Rulli

Father Dave Dwyer

Father Dave Dwyer, CSP, is a Paulist priest and Executive Director of Busted Halo Ministries, a media outreach that aims to help people grow in and share their Catholic faith. He is the publisher of BustedHalo.com, which has been honored with top awards from the Catholic Press Association and the Associated Church Press. He is also the co-host of the TV show, Conversation with Cardinal Dolan, along with New York Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan. Fr. Dave has been the recipient of The Catholic University of America&rsquos Alumni Achievement Award for innovation in Catholic media, a Telly Award for television host, and The Daughters of St. Paul&rsquos Cordero Award for uplifting the human spirit. Fr. Dave is popular with audiences young and old because of his dynamic, relevant preaching and enthusiasm for the faith (not to mention his infectious laugh). Every evening on The Busted Halo Show, he answers questions of faith and gives fresh, modern takes on the Church&rsquos teachings. Father Dave has served in campus ministry at the University of Colorado and the University of Texas. Prior to his ordination to the priesthood, he produced and directed television programs for MTV, HBO, and Comedy Central, and as an on-air personality for a hit music radio station, he was known to listeners as &ldquoHappy Dave.&rdquo He holds a Master of Divinity from the Catholic University of America and a BS in communication from Syracuse University.

Busted Halo Show with Father Dave Dwyer

Katie Prejean McGrady

Katie Prejean McGrady is an international Catholic speaker and award-winning author of four books with Ave Maria Press. McGrady has traveled extensively since 2012 speaking on evangelization, youth and young adult ministry, education, family life, and discipleship. A former high school theology teacher and youth minister, she writes regularly for Blessed is She, Catholic News Service, and Our Sunday Visitor. She also hosts two podcasts for Ave Maria Press: Ave Explores and Ave Spotlight. McGrady lives in Louisiana with her husband, Tommy, and daughters Rose and Clare.


May 28, 2013 Day 129 of the Fifth Year - History

Perseus News and Updates

  • Please visit the Perseus Updates blog for news on project activities, research, and initiatives. We invite you to contact us via email to the Perseus webmaster if you have any comments, questions, or concerns.

  • Work continues on the Scaife Viewer, our first new reading environment in nearly 15 years. For more, please read About the Scaife Viewer and send us your comments.
  • The Perseus Digital Library is a partner and supporter of Open Greek and Latin, an international collaboration committed to creating an open educational resource featuring a corpus of digital texts, deep-reading tools, and open-source software. Look for new OGL materials in the Scaife Viewer.
  • News, help and support-related content for this site ("Perseus 4.0") will be updated periodically, but the site collections and infrastructure are no longer under active development as we begin the transition to the next phase of Perseus.

Release Announcements

New texts: the English Bohn and Greek Kaibel editions of Athenaeus' Deipnosophists and Harpocration.

Corrections to Greek and Latin lexicons, Oppian, Smith's Geography, Pausanias, Cassius Dio.

CIDOC RDF download links added for Art and Architecture data.

The navigation bar and text sidebars now include links to the Perseus Catalog.

We have released fixes to typos and other errors in various texts.

We have addressed some performance issues with the site and fixed a crash in the vocabulary tool. Although some performance problems may persist, we hope that the overall experience is improved. As always, feedback is welcome. Feel free to send detailed error reports to the webmaster.

Perseus contact and support information.

Perseus is a non-profit enterprise, located in the Department of the Classics, Tufts University.

The Perseus Project has been supported by various funders throughout its history:


Every athlete has a story. . Read More

Bromell back to his best while Felix and Winkler make history in Eugene

Bromell won the 100m in 9.80 (0.8m/s), and Felix made her fifth Olympic team during the USA Olympic Trials on Sunday night (20) in Eugene, Oregon.

World Athletics commits an extra US$1million prize money for athletes at World Athletics Championships

World Athletics today announced it was substantially increasing the prize money for athletes at its flagship world championships, starting with the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 next year.

Tsegay and Dobek cruise to lifetime bests in Chorzow

World indoor record-holder Gudaf Tsegay and European indoor champion Patryk Dobek claimed middle-distance victories at the Orlen Janusz Kusocinski Memorial – a World Athletics Continental Tour Silver meeting – in Chorzow on Sunday (20).

Kazmirek and Ellenwood victorious in Ratingen

Germany’s Kai Kazmirek and Canada’s Georgia Ellenwood emerged the winners at the Stadtwerke Mehrkampf-Meeting, thanks to strong second-day performances at the World Athletics Challenge – Combined Events meeting in Ratingen on Sunday (20).

Richardson and Allman live up to expectations in Eugene

Sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson and discus thrower Valarie Allman won their respective events on the second day of action at the US Olympic Trials in Eugene on Saturday (19), booking their spots at what will be their first Olympic Games.

Crouser smashes world shot put record with 23.37m in Eugene

Olympic champion Ryan Crouser broke the long-standing world record in the shot put at the US Olympic Trials, throwing 23.37m* in Eugene on Friday (18).

Indian athletics legend Singh dies

World Athletics is deeply saddened to hear that India’s three-time Asian Games champion Milkha Singh died on Friday (18) at the age of 91 due to Covid-19 complications.

Rojas and Zango shine in Madrid

The triple jump provided the main highlights of the Meeting Madrid, a World Athletics Continental Tour Silver meeting, in the Spanish capital on Saturday (19).

Obiri and Kamworor break Kenyan 10,000m all-comers' records in Nairobi

Geoffrey Kamworor ran the quickest 10,000m time ever recorded in Kenya on Friday (18), clocking an all-comers' record of 27:01.06 at the Kenyan Championships in Nairobi to secure his Olympic team place for Tokyo.

Stefanidi and Bradshaw in world-class Gateshead pole vault field

Some of the world’s best pole vaulters will be looking to test themselves on the eve of the Tokyo Olympics when they compete at the Muller British Grand Prix – a Wanda Diamond League meeting – in Gateshead International Stadium on 13 July.

Okagbare runs wind-assisted 10.63 100m in Lagos

Blessing Okagbare added another impressive result to what has become a superb sprint season, clocking 10.63 for 100m at the Nigerian Championships in Lagos on Thursday (17).

Celebrating brilliant Brumel's six high jump world records

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the first of six high jump world records set by Siberian Valeriy Brumel during a remarkable career which was sadly cut short at 23 years of age due to a motorbike accident.


May 28, 2013 Day 129 of the Fifth Year - History

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 2.64. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 2.65. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 2.66. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 3. Elements from v2 That Have Been Deprecated . . . . . . . . . 74 3.1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 3.2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 3.3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 3.4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 3.5.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 3.7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 3.8.

    , and
      . o Deprecate replace it with , , and . o Deprecate because the major use for it, creating pseudo- paragraph-breaks in lists, is now handled properly. o Deprecate

in favor of simply using before or after the figure. This also deprecates the "align" attribute in . Hoffman Expires December 24, 2016 [Page 8] Internet-Draft The "xml2rfc" version 3 Vocabulary June 2016 o Deprecate the "title" attribute in , , , , and

, allow the sub-elements to be in any order. Also allow the inclusion of the new

element (Section 2.37) 2. One optional

(Section 2.37). Content model: only text content. 2.13.1. "ascii" Attribute The ASCII equivalent of the city name. 2.14. Gives the postal region code. This element appears as a child element of

(Section 2.37). Content model: only text content. 2.14.1. "ascii" Attribute The ASCII equivalent of the postal code. 2.15. Gives the country name or code in a postal address. This element appears as a child element of

(Section 3.5), Hoffman Expires December 24, 2016 [Page 22] Internet-Draft The "xml2rfc" version 3 Vocabulary June 2016

Represents a phone number. The value is expected to be the scheme-specific part of a "tel" URI (so does not include the prefix "tel:"), using the "global-number- digits" syntax. See Section 3 of [RFC3966] for details. This element appears as a child element of (Section 2.2). Content model: only text content. Hoffman Expires December 24, 2016 [Page 41] Internet-Draft The "xml2rfc" version 3 Vocabulary June 2016 2.37.

Contains optional child elements providing postal information. These elements will be displayed in an order that is specific to formatters. A postal address can contain only a set of , , , , and elements, or only an ordered set of

Represents one line of a postal address. When more than one

is given, the prep tool emits them in the order given. This element appears as a child element of

    for list/@style "empty" or "symbols" and
      for list/@style "letters", "numbers", "counter", or "format". This element appears as a child element of: (Section 2.53). Content model: One or more elements (Section 2.53) 3.4.1. 'counter' attribute Deprecated. The functionality of this attribute has been replaced with
        /@start. 3.4.2. 'hangIndent' attribute Deprecated. Use instead. 3.4.3. 'style' attribute Deprecated. 3.5.

Deprecated. Instead, use a regular paragraph after the figure or table. This element appears as a child element of: (Section 2.25), and

(Section 3.8). Content model: Hoffman Expires December 24, 2016 [Page 76] Internet-Draft The "xml2rfc" version 3 Vocabulary June 2016 In any order: o Text o elements (Section 2.9) o elements (Section 2.16) o elements (Section 2.22) o elements (Section 2.24) o elements (Section 2.27) o elements (Section 3.7) o elements (Section 2.50) o elements (Section 2.51) o elements (Section 2.52) o elements (Section 2.62) o elements (Section 2.66) 3.6.

Deprecated. Instead, use a regular paragraph before the figure or table. This element appears as a child element of: (Section 2.25), and

(Section 3.8). Content model: In any order: o Text o elements (Section 2.9) o elements (Section 2.16) o elements (Section 2.22) o elements (Section 2.24) Hoffman Expires December 24, 2016 [Page 77] Internet-Draft The "xml2rfc" version 3 Vocabulary June 2016 o elements (Section 2.27) o elements (Section 3.7) o elements (Section 2.50) o elements (Section 2.51) o elements (Section 2.52) o elements (Section 2.62) o elements (Section 2.66) 3.7. Deprecated. This element appears as a child element of: (Section 2.3), (Section 3.1),

(Section 3.6), and (Section 2.53). Content model: only text content. 3.7.1. 'style' attribute Deprecated. Instead of , use instead of , use instead of , use . 3.7.2. 'xml:space' attribute Deprecated. Allowed values: o "default" o "preserve" (default) 3.8.

element (Section 3.6) 3. One or more elements (Section 3.9) 4. Optional elements (Section 3.1) 5. One optional


Watch the video: This Day in History on September 28th (August 2022).