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The Six Precepts of the Catholic Church

August 18th, 2012 - Comments Off

In addition to the Decalogue, or Ten Commandments, the Catholic Church has six precepts, or rules, for membership. They include the following:

  1. Go to Mass on Sundays and attend the other established holy days of obligation; i.e. Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter Sunday, Divine Mercy Sunday, and Ascension.
  2. Observe the days of fasting as established by the Church.
  3. Go to confession at least one time a year.
  4. Communion

    Holy Eucharist

  5. Receive the Holy Eucharist, or Communion, the round Tostito-tortilla-chip-looking thing, at least one time a year especially during Easter season.

Eucharist—More than a round-shaped tortilla chip

August 18th, 2012 - Comments Off

The Catholic Church uses the term Eucharist in two ways:

  1. to describe the celebration of the mass, and
  2. to define the sacrament of the Eucharist, also known as the Holy Communion….the round-shaped tortilla-looking chip.

The Holy Communion is simply a repetition or a re-enactment of Jesus’ Last Supper. It is during the Last Supper that Jesus H. Christ reminded his disciples that He will live forever long after His earthly form dies. During their final meal together, Jesus says, “Take this bread and eat it. This is my body which will be given up to you. Take this wine and drink it. This is my blood which will course through your vessels. Do this in memory of me.” The priest who conducts Mass repeats these same words as he blesses the communion and wine. Think of the Last Supper as Jesus’ farewell party where He served chips and wine to His twelve guests.

In multiple school bus accident with Burke Co. students aboards 4 drivers cited in multiple

June 21st, 2012 - Comments Off

The crash on Interstate 20 in Newton County injured 61 people, most of whom were treated and released the same day.

NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. — The Georgia State Patrol has cited four drivers who were involved in the crash involving multiple school buses last month.

The buses were carrying students and chaperones from Burke County Middle School to Six Flags Over Georgia.

The crash on Interstate 20 in Newton County injured 61 people, most of whom were treated and released the same day.

Recreate the road trip with ‘Big Green Bus’ by the Students

June 21st, 2012 - Comments Off

A group of college students has recreated the summer road trip by making it a mission.  The “Big Green Bus” stopped in downtown Staunton Wednesday on a 12,000-mile journey around the nation.

The converted Greyhound bus is powered by used vegetable oil.  Solar panels on the roof power lights, electronic gear and a small fridge.

Students from Dartmouth College use the bus as a model of sustainability.  “There’s kind of this shared spark of enthusiasm and encouragement,” said Kelly McGlinchey from Dartmouth College.  So you know, as 11 young college students, we’re still pretty enthusiastic and excited about what we’re doing.  And it’s great to kind of share that with other people.”

To avoid tomorrow’s london bus strike, they do negotiation

June 21st, 2012 - Comments Off

By: Rachel Holdsworth

Union Unite and bus companies are currently round the table at conciliation service Acas, trying to find a solution to avoid tomorrow’s planned strike.

If you hadn’t heard about this, we wouldn’t blame you – we’ve scrabbled around Transport for London‘s website and can’t find any warnings. It’s basically all about the Olympics: other transport workers have negotiated extra payments for the Games of at least £500, and bus staff are asking for the same. The strike is scheduled to start at 3am on Friday and run for 24 hours.

For a healthier environment a touring bus promoted

June 21st, 2012 - Comments Off

By: Bob Stuart

STAUNTON, Va. –A group of environmentally conscious Dartmouth College students spent much of the day in Staunton on Wednesday showing off a large green bus fueled by used vegetable oil.

The students, who are touring 24 states over a three-month period, are continuing a seven-year-old tradition at the Ivy League school.

Dartmouth rising senior Rob Collier said the students on the traveling bus seek to educate the community about a cleaner environment and sustainable living.

Collier showed off a bus interior that features floors with recycled wood, counter tops made from renewable bamboo and fluorescent lights.

Providing of rural bus service only by the Galt elementary school district

June 21st, 2012 - Comments Off

By: Jennifer Bonnett

Only students living outside city limits will receive bus service to and from school, under a plan approved by the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District board on Wednesday.

Approximately 250 of the 572 students served this year will have to find other transportation. Additionally, half of the district’s six full-time bus drivers will likely be laid off.

The district has been discussing bus cuts for months as it anticipates only $211,462 in transportation funding from the state. Current routes cost $498,053.

Outside London, Bus passenger numbers have halved’ in English metropolitan areas

June 21st, 2012 - Comments Off

By: Peter Woodman

Bus passenger numbers have halved in English metropolitan areas outside London since services were deregulated in 1986, according to provisional Government figures.

But bus patronage in London, where services are run privately but are still regulated, has more than doubled in the last 25 years.

There were 1.03 billion passenger journeys on local bus services in English metropolitan areas (excluding London) in 2011/12.

This represented a 2.3% drop on the 2010/11 figure and compared with a figure of more than 2.06 billion in 1985/86, the time deregulation was introduced.

Autistic teenager assaulted by a bus driver that is guilty

June 21st, 2012 - Comments Off

A BUS driver responsible for taxiing disabled children has escaped jail after being found guilty of assaulting an autistic teenager.

Allan Ketley, 63, was charged with driving five disabled children to and from their homes to a special school in Braintree.

On March 2 this year, Ketley was driving the children home when he claims that one of the children, a 14-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was behaving in a disruptive way.

Ketley said that the boy was reading out a poem that disturbed the other children, making them jump, and was also calling one of the severely disabled children names.

About the bus aide video people angry and sad

June 21st, 2012 - Comments Off

By: Nalina Shapiro

GREECE, N.Y. (WIVB) – Shock, horror and disgust, those are the overwhelming feelings after a group of middle schoolers brutalized a bus aide. The entire thing was caught on camera.

The YouTube video from the Rochester area has been seen all around the world, people are angry and saddened. Thursday morning hundreds of thousands of people continue to leave heartfelt comments for the retired school bus driver, who went through something no one should ever have to experience.

Karen Klein, a 68-year-old grandmother of eight and school bus aid, took off her glasses to wipe away tears while enduring 10 terrible minutes of a verbal beating from Rochester area middle schoolers.