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Martin Schulz puts federal EU at centre of election campaign

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:10:08 GMT ---Quote--- *Martin Schulz puts federal EU at centre of election campaign Angela Merkel’s main rival for the German leadership has put the creation of a United States of Europe at the heart of his election campaign. Martin Schulz, the Social Democratic Party (SPD) candidate for chancellor, is a former president of the European parliament and a strong supporter of EU federalism.

Benefits of Going to Daily Mass

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:36:42 GMT

My friend just started going to daily Mass once a week and I plan on going with her tomorrow. Who here goes? How often do you go? What benefits have you noticed since you started going?

Jesus apparitions?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:05:55 GMT

I know we have Marian apparitions in the church but do we have any Jesus apparitions? Has he ever appeared to you? Does he wear clothing from the Bible times or today's time. I know it sounds kinda silly but I do like to think about such things ;) The Bible says some entertain angels makes me wonder if Jesus ever visited me and I didn't know it? Or an angel.

consecrated virgins

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:52:27 GMT

I heard about consecrated virgins and I thought that is exactly what I want to do, marry God!!! But, im not a virgin, bummer. Are there any consecrated people who are not virgins or nuns? People who have gone through a lot in life and have just decided their greatest love was God all along. That is me in a nutshell. I don't feel called to be a nun but I would like to marry God. I know it sounds crazy, but it's how I feel.

Supreme Court Turns Down Case on Carrying Guns in Public

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:44:57 GMT WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a Second Amendment challenge to a California law that places strict limits on carrying guns in public. As is their custom, the justices gave no reasons for deciding not to hear the case. The court has turned away numerous Second Amendment cases in recent years, to the frustration of gun-rights groups and some conservative justices. Justice Clarence Thomas, joined by Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, dissented. The court’s refusal to hear the case, Justice Thomas wrote, “reflects a distressing trend: the treatment of the Second Amendment as a disfavored right.” “For those of us who work in marbled halls, guarded constantly by a vigilant and dedicated police force,” Justice Thomas wrote, “the guarantees of the Second Amendment might seem antiquated and superfluous. But the framers made a clear choice: They reserved to all Americans the...

Job 7:9-10

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:26:27 GMT

Does Job 7:9-10 state that ghosts don't exist?

HELP! I received confession many times before I became Catholic

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:18:25 GMT

I heard via Catholic Answers that a Protestant, before becoming baptized cannot receive confession, I've done this multiple times before I was baptized. should I confess this?

Historical Note: I came up with the new evangelization in 1961

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:09:10 GMT

The NE is really big now, on EWTN TV and radio, etc. But, I figured out the new evangelization when I was 12, in 1961. The problem since then is that I have been turned down from applying for the seminary about five times, just like that. We don't want you. At this time, I feel somewhat guilty for not having done my part, but my way has been blocked my whole life. No one in my immediate family took catholicism seriously, other than going to church on Sundays. The message now is we ALL have a role to play. At 68 years of age and poor health, my role can't be much, I'm afraid. The trajectory of my life has been to the sidelines, my whole life. "you're not good enough." The only sense I can make of this is that it is a form of suffering I have had to endure, when I KNEW better. If anybody jumps in on this thread, I'm not looking for pity. I guess, I'm asking a question, wasn't it obvious to anyone else back then that evangelization should have been our highest...

How can you tell the voice of God from a voice in your head?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:08:47 GMT

Do you listen to any voices while communicating with God, how do you differ between your inner voice and conscience and God's voice.

Franklin Graham Rips Proposed LGBTQ "Indoctrination" of Texas School Kids

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:59:13 GMT

see 'Houston Superintendent Richard Carranza said in recent remarks that he would support teaching about the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people... in the city's schools, the Houston Chronicle reports." "Though he does not appear to have put out any specific plan to advance LGBT studies, Carranza's move came as a notable stake to put down in a city that has recently been roiled by controversy over transgender rights." (from "Education Week")

Does this trend mark the beginning of the 2017 real estate market collapse?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:43:59 GMT

New York’s “Billionaires Row” Suffers Biggest Foreclosure In History

Canadian Bubbles – Home Capital Group Is On The Verge Of Collapse, Will Receive A Large Bail Out From The Canadian Taxpayers Very Soon.

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:38:51 GMT

But the chances of the Canadian housing bubble just quietly dissipating seem to be very, very low.

Italy is pouring billions more into its troubled banks

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:26:04 GMT

Italy is putting up €17 billion ($19 billion) to avert a fresh crisis in its beleaguered banking system.

Governor Walker’s Statement on Negative Watch of State Credit Ratings

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:22:08 GMT

JUNEAU— Governor Bill Walker reacted to Standard & Poor’s (S&P) announcement today that Alaska’s credit ratings are being placed on negative CreditWatch.

"We Must Become Small to Hear the Lord’s Voice" -- Pope Francis

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:11:39 GMT

---Quote--- The Sacred Heart of Christ is not a ‘holy card’ for the devout, but is “the heart of revelation, the heart of our faith, because He made Himself small,” choosing this way “of humbling Himself, of emptying Himself even to death on the Cross.” According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis stressed this during his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, as the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus... “He was enamored of our smallness, and for this reason He has chosen us. And He chooses the small: not the great, the small. And He is revealed to the small: ‘you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to little ones.’ “And He not only chooses and reveals Himself to the little ones; He calls the little ones: ‘Come to me, all you who labour and are burdened, and I will give you rest.’”... Full text can be read HERE...

Liturgy of the hours - Week Numbers

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:07:53 GMT

I have a nice daily prayer book based upon the LOTH but it is spread over 4 weeks and I have no idea how to determine the current week. Please can somebody provide a simple reference to enable me to do this? Thanks!

South Dakota, Rapid City Native Finds Her Way Back to the Catholic Church

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:47:08 GMT

see She felt herself fade out of the Catholic Church when she was a teenager. Then suddenly, years later, “I was lying in bed, thinking, ‘I’m going to die,’” said Horton. “I declared to the Universe, ‘What do you want from me?’”

The Benedict Option & Barbarians at the Gate

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:36:00 GMT

Great article: If you agree with the author, how do we go about combining Benedict and Boniface? If not, what should Christians do in the face of unrelenting efforts to undermine all that we hold dear?

Mass is boring

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:45:36 GMT

So I've been going to church pretty much weekly (except when my work schedule prevents it) for 30+ years. It's become more of a chore/hassle (though, admittedly, it was never something that I actively looked forward to): *We usually go on Saturdays, because I usually work on Sunday mornings. Of course, I usually work on Saturday mornings as well. So I come home in the afternoon, get to take off my work clothes for around an hour, and then have to put on my church clothes (which I wear only once per week) and go out there for an hour, then come back home and take them off again. *We often hear the some old hymns over and over again, rarely anything new. *The church has fake bell sounds that play out the melodies of these same hymns before and after mass. I'll get out of the car and think "Oh, it's this song again." *They have a perfectly good piano sitting there, but I've never once seen anyone use it. The music director sure loves the organ (and letting one of the choir...

Supreme Court upholds same-sex parents' birth certificate rights

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:37:18 GMT

From USA Today: ---Quote--- WASHINGTON —*The Supreme Court on Monday struck down an Arkansas law that treated*same-sex couples differently than*opposite-sex couples on their children's birth certificates, over the dissent of three conservative justices. The ruling came from the court without one justice's authorship. But Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch dissented. The practice is rare following the high court's 2015 decision striking down state bans on same-sex marriage, but some states put the husbands of new*mothers on birth certificates even if they are not the biological*fathers, while making no provision for same-sex spouses.

Absolute morality question

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:27:20 GMT

So I was listening to the argument for absolute morality. This is how I understand it went: A1 All people are conscious of an objective moral law. A2 Moral law requires a moral lawgiver. C There must be a moral lawgiver. The argument was addressed to the first assumption, "All people are conscious of an objective moral law." If someone does not acknowledge that there are objective moral truths, then anything is possible as a choice and there is no right or wrong. Isn't that becoming a defense for, "This is not how I would like the world to be, so therefore there must be absolute morality because I would not want it otherwise." ? How we would want the world to be has no bearing on how the world actually is. Many people believe that all morals are subjective to a point. They give the example of using the numerical value of pi. To solve the problem, group A uses pi to the 15th decimal place while group B uses pi to the 8th decimal place. Both have a result that is...

"Charity in Truth" - (encyclical continued)

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:14:17 GMT

Remember, this was written in 2009 -- 8 years ago! Consider how technology has excelerated, globalization become so accepted, and civil strife has _increased! _ ---Quote--- CHAPTER TWO - HUMAN DEVELOPMENT IN OUR TIME 21. Paul VI had an articulated vision of development. He understood the term to indicate the goal of rescuing peoples, first and foremost, from hunger, deprivation, endemic diseases and illiteracy. From the economic point of view, this meant their active participation, on equal terms, in the international economic process; from the social point of view, it meant their evolution into educated societies marked by solidarity; from the political point of view, it meant the consolidation of democratic regimes capable of ensuring freedom and peace. After so many years, as we observe with concern the developments and perspectives of the succession of crises that afflict the world today, we ask to what extent Paul VI's expectations have been fulfilled by the model of...

Seasonal Hymns

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:08:34 GMT

I first heard the hymn "All Glory, Laud, and Honor" on Palm Sunday of last year. It has since become a personal favorite for me. I think it's sad that a lot the hymns I like the most are reserved for certain Sundays during the Liturgical year, and then you don't hear them again in Mass until a year later. I had made these same remarks to a fellow cantor and one the deacons at the Parish where I attend Masses. I happened to cantor on Gaudete Sunday (the third Sunday of Advent) each of the past two years now. I sang the exact same set of hymns each year, interestingly. The music director had selected "Rejoice, the Lord is King," which I think is listed as a Christ the King hymn, as the opening hymn. I had earlier come across a hymnal lyrics site, and the person who wrote the comments for "All Glory Laud and Honor" thought that the first and fourth verses of it make it appropriate for the Advent and Easter seasons, too. Is "All Glory, Laud, and Honor" an acceptable hymn for...

the 700 club -on -tv- what do u think ?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:51:41 GMT

What do you think about the 700 club on TV? And when they pray for people The give answers to prayer

Question about LDS Teaching on Eternal Elements

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:19:47 GMT

Hello all: A regular LDS poster stated, in responding to a different thread question, that one must remember in LDS theology God did not create the "eternal" elements, but instead formed them into the Earth. My question is: "Where did these eternal elements come from?" To me, it seems that the existence of created eternal material (a Universe with elements) that pre-existed the Creator God is a contradiction. Perhaps I am missing an important aspect of LDS theology. I would like to know the LDS explanation. Peace, Robert

What should we Catholics say about this atheist meme?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:13:02 GMT

I found this meme surfing on Internet. I don t know what to say about this irreligious meme. It sounds very provocating .What should we Catholics say about this atheist meme?

Not being notified of posts to subscribed threads

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:04:34 GMT

This has been an ongoing problem for me at least once a week the last 4 weeks or so. It is annoying to have to contact CAF about this problem and I never get a PM or reply as to why this happens. Eventually, the notifications start again, but I don't know if it is from CAF doing something on their end or what happens.

The Didache

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:01:03 GMT

Has anyone here read The Didache and if so, where is a good pdf copy?

The Thomas Merton Prayer

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:32:07 GMT

This prayer has been an inspiration to many of all faiths . . .

Does your parish have a welcoming committee?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:44:49 GMT

I'm just curious about this as my husband and I recently joined a new parish. A few years ago, we bought rural acreage and built a new home near a small town. For a couple of years, we drove to our old parish, which was in a suburb outside a large city. That parish had a committee of members who made a point of formally welcoming new members into the parish family with a luncheon and a home visit or call from the parish priest and deacon. That was a very large parish but yet the priest and some of the long-time members made welcoming new parishioners a priority. Everyone was made to feel welcome and connected. I think that's very important to the lifeblood of any parish. My new parish is very close-knit because it is very rural and most of the members are from farm families who have been parishioners for generations. They all seem to have known each other for years, and they do not seem to take any interest in getting to know any newcomers. They are certainly polite, but...

Please pray for my brother Ronnie

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:43:11 GMT

who has shortness of breath. Thanks and God bless! Rocket

being catholic is easy go to church go to confession

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:55:07 GMT

Its easy to be catholic There are 3 rules 1. Go to church on Sunday 2. And go to confession . 3. Be nice

Support for gay marriage surges, even among groups once wary

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:29:48 GMT

---Quote--- NEW YORK (AP) — In the two years since same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide, support for it has surged even among groups that recently were broadly opposed, according to a new national survey. The Pew Research Center survey found that for the first time, a majority of blacks and baby boomers support allowing gays and lesbians to wed. It said Republicans are now split almost evenly, a marked shift from 2013, when 61 percent opposed gay marriage. ---End Quote---

Catholic Jim Gaffigan brings children to NYC gay pride parade

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:09:03 GMT

Catholic Jim Gaiffigan posted this photo on Facebook with the caption "I'm so proud of my gay kids. Happy #pride2017 #pridenyc" You can imagine all the comments... I think it trended on Twitter too. Thoughts? Image:

Need prayers and advice

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:08:34 GMT

I have failed again with the sin of adultery and I find it very hard to stop. I need your prayers and advice. I feel so disgusted in my heart and soul. I want to stop I just don't know how. Please help and pray for me.