Latvia is better than McCarrick

Episode 270 · November 20th, 2020 · 1 hr 45 mins

About this Episode

We start the show celebrating the Latvian people because THEY LOVE CATCHING FOXES AND CATCHING FOXES LOVES LATVIA. Then, McCarrick.... We don't analyze the report, but instead, we answer your questions about it. This isn't a series of hot takes, but a call to holiness.

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  • 'Rule of thumb' - meaning and origin. — Even if people mistakenly supposed the law to exist, there's no reason to believe that anyone ever called it the 'rule of thumb'. Despite the phrase being in common use since the 17th century and appearing many thousands of times in print, there are no printed records that associate it with domestic violence until the 1970s, when the notion was castigated by feminists.
  • Vatican investigating racy Instagram like by Pope Francis account to Natalia Garibotto — Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 17, 2020 / 06:00 pm MT (CNA).- The Vatican is investigating usage of the papal Instagram account after Pope Francis’ official page liked a racy picture of a scantily-clad model.  The picture “liked” by Pope Francis’ verified account, Franciscus, features Brazilian model and Twitch streamer Natalia Garibotto wearing a lingerie outfit that resembles a school uniform. Garibotto’s mostly-uncovered posterior is visible in the picture. The exact time of the “like” is unclear, but it was visible and reported by news outlets on November 13.
  • National anthem of Latvia (Latvian/English translation) - YouTube — "God, Bless Latvia!" - Dievs, svētī Latviju! Latvijas valsts Himna --- Dievs, svētī Latviju! is the national anthem of Latvia. The words and music were written by Kārlis Baumanis (Baumaņu Kārlis, 1834–1904). The music and lyrics were written in 1873 by Kārlis Baumanis, a teacher, who was part of the Young Latvian nationalist movement. It has been speculated that Baumanis may have borrowed part of the lyrics from a popular song which was sung to tune of God Save the Queen, modified them and set them to music of his own. Baumanis's lyrics were different from the modern ones: he used the term "Baltics" synonymously and interchangeably with "Latvia" and "Latvians", so "Latvia" was actually mentioned only at the beginning of the first verse. Later the term "Latvia" was removed and replaced with "Baltics" to avoid a ban on the song. This has led to the misapprehension that the term "Latvia" was not part of the song until 1920, when it was chosen as national anthem and the word "Baltics" was replaced with "Latvia". After Latvia was annexed by the Soviet Union in 1940, the singing of "Dievs, svētī Latviju!" was banned. In its place, the anthem of the Soviet republic of Latvia was used. By the time Latvia restored its independence in 1990, the anthem was once again restored as the national anthem of Latvia.