Here are the Blogs in the John M. Joyce
Saturday, 6 January 2018
Now and again a cartoonist hits the nail on the head and draws something that touches on many levels of meaning.
This one from Yaakov Kirschen, whom you can find at http://drybones.com/, is absolutely excellent.
You will recall that a brave Iranian woman protested against the sexist, ...Read More...
Posted on 01/06/2018 5:37 PM by John M. Joyce
Friday, 5 January 2018
I set forty-two questions for you to ponder over. I chose to set forty-two questions so that I could remind you of an interesting Christmas fact about the number forty-two: to wit, there are forty-two generations given in the Gospel of Matthew's version of the genealogy of Jesus. That is to say, ...Read More...
Posted on 01/05/2018 7:23 PM by John M. Joyce
Thursday, 4 January 2018
...before I give you the answers here’s a final question. A sort of Twelfth Night bonus question, as it were.
Q. Illuminatingly, who did what with a tree at Christmas in New York City in AD1882?
I’ll post all the answers in a few hours time.
All together now: ‘Enjoy’.
Posted on 01/04/2018 8:55 PM by John M. Joyce
Sunday, 31 December 2017
Today is Christmas Sunday and the Feast of the Holy Family, as well as New Year’s Eve. So, as you raise glass in celebration of having survived another turbulent year I thought you might all enjoy another five questions in my seasonal quiz. Answers, as usual, will be on Twelfth Night.
You can ...Read More...
Posted on 12/31/2017 10:49 AM by John M. Joyce
Monday, 25 December 2017
Merry Christmas to all of you who read at NER.
If you have an idle moment or two you may care to try to answer some, or all, of my quiz questions. As usual, all the answers have something to do with Christmas. The answers to the ten questions I ask below all have something in particular to do ...Read More...
Posted on 12/25/2017 7:23 AM by John M. Joyce
Sunday, 24 December 2017
Just a little something extra for the fourth Sunday in Advent, also Christmas Eve.
You can find the first twenty-one questions in this quiz here at NER.
Remember, it's all about Christmas.
(1) When were carols first sung in churches and who introduced them?
(2) Traditionally, when ...Read More...
Posted on 12/24/2017 1:05 PM by John M. Joyce
Sunday, 17 December 2017
The answers to all the questions asked below are related to Christmas, or Christmas carols or songs, in some way.
(1) What would cost you around eighty thousand pounds (around one hundred and seven thousand US dollars)?
(2) What was the name of the first song ever broadcast, and who broadcast ...Read More...
Posted on 12/17/2017 11:43 PM by John M. Joyce
Thursday, 7 December 2017
God’s message of love is for everyone, and there is no more appropriate a time to celebrate that fact than on the day we Christians have set aside to remember that Jesus Christ was born from a woman as a mortal man in order to give us that message and to be the full, perfect and complete sacrifice to ...Read More...
Posted on 12/07/2017 10:52 PM by John M Joyce
Tuesday, 13 December 2016
HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Yes, we’re well into Advent and I’m a little behind with that greeting, but better late than not at all.
Let’s move on. I have a question for all of you. I mean this question very, very seriously and I really would like all of you to answer it and, if you have the time, give me ...Read More...
Posted on 12/13/2016 5:41 PM by John M. Joyce
Monday, 12 December 2016
Have you ever wondered exactly how those so-called progressives really act? How they exercise their sense of entitlement? How they spend our money? How they look after one another using our money?
Well here are two examples from the hundreds of thousands, the millions, out there.
First, let’s ...Read More...
Posted on 12/12/2016 4:57 PM by John M. Joyce
Sunday, 14 August 2016
"...the most decorated woman gymnast in Rio is an adopted, home-educated, Roman Catholic who prays the rosary and relies on God and His blessed Mother to help make her the best person and athlete she can be." (The Remnant)
That’s true. Yep, it’s true.
She ...Read More...
Posted on 08/14/2016 11:33 AM by John M. Joyce
Friday, 15 July 2016
Given the events happening in Mohammedan occupied Anatolia and Thrace tonight one must ask the question “Have the Turkish military left it too late?”
Posted on 07/15/2016 5:39 PM by John M. Joyce
Wednesday, 22 June 2016
It’s Independence Day – Will Britain Vote For It?
Independence Day, Thursday 23rd June, 2016.
Should get the boot in favour of this:
Since the year 2000 British businesses have stopped investing in the sclerotic EU economies.
Since 2008 ...Read More...
Posted on 06/22/2016 8:06 PM by John M. Joyce
Thursday, 21 January 2016
Over at forbes.com George Soros is, once again (sigh), reported as having said something spectacularly stupid. Here it is:
“The rise of ISIS and the crumbling of the Middle East has created a crisis for Europe, and Soros said German Chancellor Angela Merkel may have erred in opening the country to ...Read More...
Posted on 01/21/2016 9:40 PM by John M. Joyce
Sunday, 13 December 2015
Over at www.care2.com Mindy Townsend, in my opinion, tells a lie – a great big whopper of a lie – but she slips it into her text so deftly that it will settle into the consciousness of many of her readers like a subliminal message in a movie or a TV programme is supposed to do. She lied by tacking an ...Read More...
Posted on 12/13/2015 8:22 PM by John M. Joyce