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Barbra Streisand: Sexism Cost Me Multiple Oscar Nominations

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 02:45:24 GMT

Tridentine Mass( Extraordinary Mass) or Ordinary Mass?

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 01:39:03 GMT

I am just curious. I am sure there's plenty of people on here who are old enough to remember Mass before the new Missal was introduced in 1970. I believe the last Missal which is considered the legal Tridentine Mass Missal is the 1962 Roman Missal. My question is to those who have lived to see both. ( I am only 33, so I never experienced the Extraordinary form of Mass) which was just the ordinary form prior to 1970, so I am just curious, which do you prefer? Are there any parts you prefer in both sides? I.E. you may like a particular part of the Tridentine Mass but prefer the Ordinary Mass on other parts? Just curious how older Catholics view this; for me the Mass has been the same my whole life, but I assume it was a real shock when it first was made the ordinary form in 1970; how did people react to it? I mean I remember people getting all upset over the third edition of the newer Missal with different wording; I can only assume people were completely lost with such a drastic...

Scam targets pro-lifers

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:32:25 GMT

I just recieved a call from "pro-life committee" It claims to be a charity promoting life. It rips off pro-lifers. *Is this shadowy network of PACs ripping off pro-life voters around the country?* ---Quote--- Since 2014, National Campaign has reported raising more than $5.75 million from donors, FEC records show. While it has contributed only $12,500 to pro-life political candidates, it has also reported spending more than $4.4 million on phone banks, direct mail, and website design at two companies: “RFP Services, LLC” and “Political Issue Advocacy, LLC.”

Can anyone tell me the name of this picture, or the artist?

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:02:12 GMT

I would really like to buy a print and put it in my new house! Thank you!

How Divine Mercy Saved a Satanist

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:55:06 GMT

see "During their first conversation, 'Michael' revealed he loved the Psalms and got to read them when someone gave him a Bible when he was incarcerated in the county jail but was unwilling to give up his Satanic 'gift of healing'." This story is provided by the news service of the Catholic bishops' conference of the Philippines.

Story: When Armed Solders Told a Woman on her Way to Adore the Eucharist to Say What She Was Doing, in a City Full of Murder

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:30:40 GMT "So she invited them to accompany her. When they arrived to the chapel, the soldiers were surprised to see six other women in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at 3 in the morning. Their wonder only grew when one of the women said to them, 'Do you think that you are the ones protecting us? We are praying for you 24 hours a day.'" Then...

For James

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:28:01 GMT

For my friend's son James, a young man with Crohn's disease. He's having a particularly difficult time these days and his meds aren't working. Please keep him in your prayers.

Masoretic Text, LXX, and Dead Sea Scrolls

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:03:20 GMT

Which is closer to the Dead Sea Scroll's Biblical texts, the LXX's translation or the Masoretic Text? It is rough trying to ask the question, when considering the New Testament quotes of the Old Testament, which is closer, the LXX or the Masoretic text? THANKS!

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in packed Cairo stadium

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 22:17:28 GMT

From BBC News. Ed

Anticipated Mass for Sunday

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:38:12 GMT

In an out of state Roman Catholic church bulletin, the Vigil Mass on Saturday declared Anticipated Mass for Sunday. Please define Anticipated Mass for Sunday.

“Do not be more Papist than the Pope"

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:38:10 GMT

---Quote--- “Do not be border police. You cannot be more restrictive than the Church herself, nor more Papist than the Pope...” ---End Quote---

21 drinking age in USA

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:12:55 GMT

I am sure this has been discussed to death...but I am honestly curious. As a non-American, could someone help me understand the 21 drinking age in place in the US? For the life of me, I don't understand why an 18 year old is mature enough to choose his/her country leaders, kill and die for their country in the military, buy and sell property, choose a spouse and commit to them for life, have children and start to raise a family... yet is too immature to know when its appropriate to have a glass of wine. What is the rational behind it? Even here in BC the drinking age is arbitrarily 19, as opposed to the general age of majority which is 18...that doesn't make sense to me either (you're either an adult or you aren't), but as the gap is so small its virtually moot. I'm a 30 year old husband / father / professional and am not used to being "carded" when ordering a beer or a glass of wine...never ever at home...but when I visit the US it happens all the time and to me its just the...

Italian woman 'returns mixed-race surrogate baby'

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 19:08:52 GMT

---Quote--- An Italian woman is accused of faking a pregnancy and then giving back the baby she bought, after finding out the child was mixed race. The 35-year-old is accused of paying 20,000 euros ($21,800; £16,800) for the baby girl. She has been arrested along with the child's biological mother and a Moroccan man who allegedly helped broker the deal. ---End Quote---

Regarding the Seal of Confession

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:34:24 GMT

Hi! So quick question to any of you priests or policemen out there; I'm trying to write a murder-mystery, and one of the key plot points hinges on another priest finding the diary of a deceased priest, who had written down something he learned in confession. To clarify, this diary was well-hidden, and the deceased priest clearly never thought anyone else would ever read it. So, three questions: 1.) Would any priest ever actually do this? Or would this be considered breaking the seal, even if they never thought anyone would actually read it? 2.) Would the second priest who found the diary (or any other Catholic) be put under the seal by proxy upon reading what was in the diary? 3.) Would the police be able to confiscate the diary? (Or would this fall under priest-penitent privilege?)

For my mother

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:11:03 GMT

I was originally going to post this closer to mother's day, but in today's readings for the 33 Day Marian Consecration includes: "For is you will forgive men their offences, your heavenly Father will forgive you also you offences." So I've decided to post this now, for my Total Consecration to Mary. I haven't had a good relation with my mother and it led to a lot of issues in my life. In fact the reason I now have such a close relationship to Our Lady, is because I needed her motherly love to heal my wounds. I still haven't healed completely, but I'm much better now than I was in the past. I would like prayers that Our Lady and her God may complete what is lacking in my forgiveness of my mother, and that I pray for and desire her conversion. Pray me O my Queen and Mother, who are both strong and brave, and also merciful and forgiving! Saint Monica, pray for me! Glory to God and Hail Mary!

A question on Coptic Baptism

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:07:53 GMT

Most of you have probably seen an article like this within the last few days: which is probably in reference to this section of their joint declaration: ---Quote--- 11. In obedience to the work of the Holy Spirit, who sanctifies the Church, keeps her throughout the ages, and leads her to full unity — that unity for which Jesus Christ prayed: Today, we, Pope Francis and Pope Tawadros II, in order to please the heart of the Lord Jesus, as well as that of our sons and daughters in the faith, mutually declare that we, with one mind and heart, *will seek sincerely not to repeat the baptism that has been administered in either of our Churches for any person who wishes to join the other*. This we confess in obedience to the Holy Scriptures and the faith of the three Ecumenical Councils assembled in Nicaea, Constantinople and Ephesus. We ask God our Father to guide us, in the times and by the...

what other catholic forums u visit

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:52:37 GMT

What forums do you visit ? And why? Gbu

The New English Bible

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:59:23 GMT

Does anyone use this version of the bible? I recently came across a like new Oxford Study Version of this bible with the Apocrypha. It also appears to have been given an imprimatur by the Most Reverend Bernard J Flanagan, Bishop of Worcester, Massachusetts. I'm not very familiar with this translation, I've googled some info about it and was surprised to hear that Bishop Fulton Sheen preferred this translation for his devotional reading and I even watched an old video where it shows him reading a verse from this bible while giving a talk. I've yet to read through it completely, but it appears to be a decent translation. However, there are a few passages that gave me pause. Such as John 10:33, where it says "...claim to a god" instead of the traditional God. Thoughts on this translation???

Latin transl. Needed. Mary – at Resurrection

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:11:22 GMT

Latin transl. Needed. Mary – at Resurrection Saint Pope John Paul II spoke how the Blessed Virgin Mary was probably the first to see our resurrected Lord. Eadmer supported this position. Will someone be so kind as to give me an English translation of the relevant text in chapter 5 of his work where he states the same ? Eadmer (c. 1060 – c. 1126, disciple of Saint Anselm), “De Excellentia Virginis Mariae” *(Excellence of the Virgin Mary) chapter 5* (,_Eadmerus_Monachus_Cantuariensis,_De_Excellentia_Virginis_Mariae_Liber,_MLT.pdf)

Two Intentions for Two Strangers

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 14:23:25 GMT

Please pray for these two souls I encountered this week: The first I met at Barns & Nobel while looking for books by Chesterton. The religious/christian books are notoriously set up directly next to the Occult/Demonology/Witch Craft section. This women walked right up to this hideous looking book about demonology or wicca or something and started reading. I immediately got a bad feeling about it... The other is a man who is going through a divorce and is really down on his luck and suffering. He's been kicked out his house and now is sleeping on a mattress in a basement of a friends house... Both of these people could really use some prayers. Please join me in offering our prayers today for them.

Prayers and Free Will.

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 14:22:59 GMT

Hypothetically if my wife was thinking about leaving me and moving on with the children and I decide to pray many prayer that this would not happen how do my prayers effect her free will? I understand that her free will won't be taken from her so how do the prayers work in this scenario? Surely it cannot be a waste of time I was thinking maybe it worked in the manner of giving her the grace to consider her options? Thanks. :confused:

Stoning a new bride ??

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:32:28 GMT

In Deuteronomy/22-21 we find the command that if a new husband find, on his wedding night, that his new bride is not a virgin, he, “ … must bring the young woman to the door of her father's house and stone her to death.” If he did so today, he would no doubt be arrested. But in the eyes of the Church would he be committing a mortal sin, venial sin, or no sin? How can the act have not been a sin in biblical times, and be a sin today?

Vocations prayer

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 12:58:29 GMT

Vocations to the Catholic priesthood continue to decline. Please offer sincere, daily prayer that more young men consider and follow their vocations to the Priesthood. A suggested prayer, #16, can be found at: Awareness of this critical need is URGENT !

How to Burn Palm Leaves?

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:53:44 GMT

I still had last years palms so I decided to burn them today to dispose of them. We don't have a leaf burner or anything so I just dug a hole and tried to burn them to no avail. I even poured some lighter fluid on them and nothing happened. I was using matches. Please help! I have no idea what to do now. The leaves are semi burned but the whole leaves are pretty much intact. I don't want a whole ordeal. I wish I could just crush them or throw them in the garbage.

In Trump's first 100 days, Catholics find a mixed bag [CNA]

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:40:01 GMT

Image: Washington D.C., Apr 29, 2017 / 05:27 am (CNA/EWTN News ( Catholic leaders have found cause for both praise and concern after the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency. “Catholics have reason for optimism. But like the first 100 days, the road ahead remains difficult,” Brian Burch, president of, said on the organization’s scorecard for the first 100 days of the Trump presidency. *Abortion* Pro-life leaders have found a lot to like from the Trump administration so far. “President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have been game changers for the pro-life movement,” Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser stated. “Not only have there been several pro-life victories within the first 100 days of their administration, we are...

Pledge Drive

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:33:27 GMT

I was wondering if anyone knew when the next on-air pledge drive would be? Thanks so much!

A charter flight left the U.S. carrying 8 Iraqis. A community wonders who will be next.

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:18:30 GMT

*A charter flight left the U.S. carrying 8 Iraqis. A community wonders who will be next.* ( WashintonPost STERLING HEIGHTS, MICH. — The charter flight left on a Wednesday with eight Iraqis on board. By the following evening, the large Iraqi immigrant community in this Detroit suburb was roiled with rumors about why, with news of the departure morphing as phone calls spun into horror. Some people were talking again about whether they should go into hiding. The flight on April 19, it turns out, was the result of a Trump administration policy that could lead to the deportation of thousands of Iraqis back to a war-torn country many haven’t seen in decades. In Detroit’s large Iraqi community, the policy shift has sown panic and confusion. In the suburb of Sterling Heights, home to *tens of thousands...

Question for SAINT BERNADETTE experts

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:41:03 GMT

Hi everyone! I have a question for anyone who has read extensively about St. Bernadette's life as a Nun. She has always been one of my favourite saints, and I've been to Lourdes twice. However, last weekend, I watched the 1989 film 'The Passion of Bernadette', which claims to follow the historical record - there are a couple of frankly disgusting scenes in the middle of the film which show her being tempted after attending to a bare-bodied young wounded soldier!! So my question is, is there really any record in the written accounts of St. Bernadette that she ever found herself tempted thus after seeing a young soldier, while performing her hospital duties as a Nun?? This goes against everything I have believed about St. Bernadette for at least one and a half decades. Please only respond if you can confirm whether or not those temptation scenes are based on recorded fact - I am not interested in hearing about whether she MIGHT PLAUSIBLY have been tempted; only in actual...

Ontario making abortion pill Mifegymiso free for all who need it

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 05:35:43 GMT

---Quote--- The Ontario government is promising to soon make an abortion pill free for all women in the province. Mifegymiso, known as RU-486 outside of Canada, is a combination of two drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol. After years of study, Health Canada approved its use as a non-surgical option for abortion up to seven weeks. It became available to the Canadian public in January and costs $300 to $450. ---End Quote--- ---Quote--- New Brunswick and Alberta also recently announced the drug would be available in those provinces for free. ---End Quote---

Alcohol and Children

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 05:24:48 GMT

According to Oregon law (ORS 471.410(2): "A parent or legal guardian may provide alcohol to their minor child in a private residence as long as the parent is with the minor child." I am NOT talking about furnishing alcohol to minors in a situation where it is illegal or in an amount that would cause any amount of intoxication. In other words, I'm not talking about a violation of civil or moral law, but ONLY those situations where moral and civil law permit it. Question One: If you live in a jurisdiction that permits the consumption of alcohol by minors, do you allow your child to consume alcohol in moderate (that is moral) amounts? We allow our children a small amount of wine with some special meals. It is not habitual and it is well below an intoxicating amount for a person of their age and weight. Keep in mind that vanilla extract is 35% alcohol (70 proof), and it is routinely added at the end of recipes when it is not cooked. Few people really give their children zero...

A "bad seed"

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 04:05:25 GMT

Our Catholic faith says that we are all called to be saints. Does this mean that all created, and I mean all of us, were given, even deeply inside of us, the root of being a saint? I ask, because I've often wondered if there really is such a thing as a "bad seed." Look at Hitler. Herod the Great (not so Great) Queen Herodias. Our Catholic faith also says that God predestines no one, but what of those who truly delight in the darkest evil and seem to have no conscience or desire in the slightest to turn from their ways, or even recognize their ways as wrong? The argument might be that we are shaped by our upbringing, that values were or weren't instilled into us from early childhood. We may also be shaped by our life circumstances. To me, I see a difference between a "broken soul" and that of someone who seems deeply rooted in evil. A "broken soul" is someone who has, in some way or another, been hurt, and it has made them turn to bad things. Yet there are those who may have been...

Advice, prayers, encouragement, please

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 03:41:58 GMT

I need prayers. and guidance. I'm not sure what else I met this guy at work and we;ve been talking a bit. He has an interest in me, but he has a couple of issues. I started liking him, but told him that I wanted to be just friends right now he was Catholic, but stopped believing somepoint within the past 2 years. i don't know when it happened, but his mom died sometime before being confirmed I think but has stopped believing because of her death I dont know how or who he was previously, but his grades in school aren't well, he doesn't sleep, he thinks he needs a girlfriend, and he is very much depressed. All of these and him not being Catholic has really made me want to not be around him. this isn't coming out how it is in my head right. he isn't a bad guy, and I know he is really hurting. I don't know why God chose me to be put in his life and him in mine. I know what He is calling me for, but part of me does not want to bother.

For two souls

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 03:21:41 GMT

Two souls who are dear to me passed away this past week. One was my cousins grandmother, and the other was the mother of a friend of mine from high school. Eternal rest grant to them oh lord.

For a boy I met today

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 02:49:59 GMT

Lives a troubled life, he's only 19 and has been forsaken by his parents. They didn't even encourage him to get back in school when he dropped out because he was depressed. Please remember Mike in your prayers.

Praying alone vs with others

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 02:01:55 GMT

I read now and again about the power of two or more praying together. I have no one to pray with. Does this somehow limit the power of my prayers? I would like to think that God hears our prayers even if we are alone and don't have that close a relationship with someone with whom we can pray together and out loud. Yet I read this so often, sometimes I wonder if, if I had someone praying with me, I would begin to see miracles for things I've been praying for, for a long time.