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Is there anything we as Catholic Christian's can do to help someone possibly demon possessed

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 02:11:29 GMT

Obviously most of the time, people with issue's usually turn out to have mental issues that should be treated via medication but what if they are possessed by evil spirit's?

Stressful Time

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 02:02:10 GMT

Having a very stressful time right now, both my mom and myself. It's too long to go into, I just ask if you can spare an extra prayer for us right now, that would be most appreciated. :gopray: Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Help for my grandson and son

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 01:54:49 GMT

Please pray for my grandson, Owen, my son, Brady and all of us tomorrow. Tomorrow is the last day of a very long, difficult and important proceeding. Then we will wait for a decision. Thank you very much and God bless you.

Issue with Inclusive language?

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 01:45:01 GMT

One of the criteria of bible selection is whether something have "inclusive language", and if so, how many. Would someone please explain to me the issue? As much as I hate to admit it, even though my Catechism is in english and more familiar of the English proper nouns, I still somewhat process it in terms of Chinese, so unless it was so explicit that is obvious in both language (Scotus version of course), the issue of inclusive language still confuse me except it is consider "bad".

Ligamen moot by death?

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 01:37:50 GMT

A non-Catholic friend wants a "free to marry" declaration so she can marry a Catholic man within the Catholic Church. She (petitioner) had a prior marriage to a baptized non-Catholic man (respondent). He had a prior marriage to a baptized non-Catholic woman (co-respondent). The respondent and co-respondent were divorced and respondent married the petitioner several years later. Petitioner and respondent divorced about 25 years ago after about 12 years of marriage. On first look, this would seem to be a ligamen case. But, in gathering documentation it was discovered that co-respondent passed away during the course of petitioner and respondent's marriage. Co-respondent was alive at the time of petitioner and respondents marriage but died before they were divorced. My understanding of annulments is that the state of the relationship at the time vows are exchanged is the only consideration for determination of validity. On the other hand, my reading in this forum indicates that...

SeaWorld’s last killer whale calf dies at San Antonio park

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 01:37:35 GMT

How can Protestants be forgiven for sins? (Please, any adivce appreciated)

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 01:03:57 GMT

**** I'm posting this in the "Non-Catholic Religions" forum because I'm currently an Episcopalian, but I went to a Catholic high school and primarily follow Catholic moral teachings. I will probably convert to Catholicism at some point in the future after I've graduated from college.* While riding the train home from work today, I suddenly remembered a bad (but not sexual or obviously blasphemous) thought I'd had several months ago. At the time I had this thought, I knew that I shouldn't be thinking that, but at the time it didn't seem like a "big deal". (It definitely felt like a venial sin). So I lived the next several months without feeling much guilt over this particular thought. In hindsight, however, I realize having this particular thought was probably a grave matter (it was a pretty aweful thought),and I did consent to having the thought, so I'm pretty sure it was a mortal sin. Since realizing this was a mortal sin about five hours ago, I've had this incessant...

Burial practices of the jews

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:53:23 GMT

Hey guys talking with some Muslim He recons that the burial of Christ was not in accordance with jewish practices. Apparently the jews used 1 whole lines cloth. And no spices were used I showed him this:- Josephus records that forty pounds of spices were used at the funeral of the highly respected elder R. Gamaliel (Antiquities of the Jews, Book 17c.8, s.3) He says they were "Used but not wrapped with the linen"

Can I be forgiven?

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:03:12 GMT

I'm a bad sinner. I view pornography, lust, am interested in other weird false gods, cuss, and probably a lot of other bad things I don't even know about. I understand recoursing these sins once or twice but this happens on a regular basis, sometimes as often as 3 times per day. The problem is that I can't break free from these influences because I'm a teenager with bad judgement and everyone around me is sinful because I live in a trash neighbourhood. It's almost impossible for me to keep my faith up because my parents barely go to mass, and mock me when I pray saying "what do you plan on doing changing the world with your prayers?", and I feel like sometimes because I am so bad Jesus declines to hear my prayers. I have done these sins so many times without stopping despite my many tries. Is there even an amount of prayers that can earn my forgiveness? Because I don't feel like there is. Thank you.

Cardinal Pell arrives at court.

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:57:37 GMT

The hearing is expected to be quite short. Huge media scrum is there already. I will update as soon as there is more news.

Why Osama bin Laden Is Dead and Jesus Is Risen

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:52:37 GMT

see This, actually, isn't about a terrorist leader, but says something fundamental about the resurrection of Jesus.

The Colorful Story of Saint Christopher, Patron of Travelers, Whose Traditional Feast Day Is July 25 (This Tuesday in 2017)

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:31:28 GMT

see Saint Christopher is one of the most popular Catholic saints. Many Catholics wear St. Christopher medals, or have St. Christopher visor clips or medallions in their automobiles, since he is the patron of travelers. And statues of this saint are found in Catholic churches. Saint Christopher is not on the general Catholic calendar, but he he honored in local calendars, and honored of course by Catholics. Some of the legends about Saint Christopher may or may not be true; they have deeply entered the consciousness of Catholics.

These Nuns Offer Their Blindness for the Salvation of the World

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:12:46 GMT

see This community of sisters sisters are all blind. They devote themselves to perpetual adoration of the eucharist. "Before the Blessed Sacrament I often tell the Lord: 'this is my means of helping you save souls,' and I'm happy.'" one of these sisters says.

Pope Francis Acknowledges the courage of governments that have legislated against the culture of death!!!

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:04:49 GMT (http://Africae Munus) ---Quote--- 70. Among the initiatives aimed at protecting human life on the African continent, the Synod members took into consideration the efforts expended by international institutions to promote certain aspects of development.[109] Yet they noted with concern a lack of ethical clarity at international meetings, and specifically the use of confusing language conveying values at odds with Catholic moral teaching. The Church is perennially concerned for the integral development of “every man and the whole man”, as Pope Paul VI put it.[110] That is why the Synod Fathers took pains to emphasize the questionable elements found in certain international documents, especially those concerned with women’s reproductive health. The Church’s position on the matter of abortion is unambiguous. The child in his or her...

The Vatican says it is shutting off all its fountains, including those in St. Peter's Square, because of Italy's drought.

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:00:13 GMT

---Quote--- VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican says it is shutting off all its fountains, including those in St. Peter's Square, because of Italy's drought. Vatican Radio on Monday said the decision is linked with Pope Francis' teachings on the environment. The pope has decried wasteful practices and praised clean drinking water as vital for both people and the environment. Meteorologists say spring 2017 was Italy's third-driest in some 60 years. The drought has put Rome at risk for drastic water rationing, a measure being considered later this week by authorities. Vatican Radio said all of Vatican City's fountains will go dry, including those in its gardens, to help save water.

St. Benedict Medal

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 21:42:16 GMT

Ok, so I just had the strangest thing ever happen to me...I was out walking my dog and I look down on the ground and there is this shiny medal, it had strange letters on it and symbols. I had no idea if it was good or evil?! So, I had to go home get my magnifying glass and google the info. Come to find out I think it's a medal of St. Benedict. Its about an 1 1/2 inches wide. The only difference I see about my medal and the one on wikipedia is my medal doesnt seem to have the cup of st benedict to his side at the bottom, it looks like a serpent? two heads? i cant even tell. Anyways, im a bit spooked as it says this medal is often used for laymen to ward off evil, or personal exorcisms, the medal says something about having a happy death...soo umm, if anyone understands what this medal means please do share. Im a bit spooked that I found it and im still not sure if I should keep it in the house. I said last night during my rosary that God gives us little signs along the way...

Does anyone here work in advertising?

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 21:33:47 GMT

That is, do you work for an ad agency – copywriting, designing, etc.? (I’m mostly concerned with the writing aspect, as that’s what I’m most interested in, but all insight is welcome.) If you do, could you give me some insight as to what the work is like? What’re the deadlines like; do you have to work nights? I’d also like to know if you’ve ever come into conflict with your Catholic faith if you’ve worked in advertising long. Have you ever had to work on an ad that had scantily-clad women in it, appealed heavily to materialism, or had to do anything else that went against Church teaching? How’d you deal with it? Are their types of advertising that would be good for a Catholic to work in? In other words, ad agencies and advertising for industries that wouldn’t put you in danger of having to go against your morals?

Did Freedom of Religion mess up Christianity?

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 21:31:23 GMT

I've been studying the history of Christianity for a few months now. It is clear that a major culture shift occurred, starting around the time of the reformation and continuing even to today.. The desire for self determination and personal freedom became paramount in many European countries. This was carried over to the New World and ultimately emerged in the Constitution of the United States where separation of Church and State and Freedom of Religion became the law of the land. While some religious freedoms had occurred in parts of Europe generally each nation had a national church but in the more liberal states granted some freedom to those who didn't participate in the state religion. The result was that in the 18th Century you basically had (among non-Catholics) Lutherans, Presbyterian, Baptist, Quakers, Moravian and Anabaptist. You also had the State Churches of England and Scotland. Methodist was still part of the Anglican church until after the Revolutionary war. ...

Miracles and Demonic Activity

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 21:27:31 GMT

Hi, I was just interested if anybody had any miracles or experiences with the diabolical they would like to share. I am just curious about people's personal experiences with the supernatural, and would be very interested in hearing.

"...a human demand..."

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 21:03:29 GMT

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Time and time again, in his encyclical "Caritas in veritate" (Charity in Truth) (, Pope Benedict XVI points us to the responsibility we have towards one another in the human family. His final sentence in this except says it so well: ---Quote--- 36. _Economic activity cannot solve all social problems through the simple application of commercial logic. This needs to be directed towards the pursuit of the common good, _for which the political community in particular must also take responsibility. Therefore, it must be borne in mind that grave imbalances are produced when economic action, conceived merely as an engine for wealth creation, is detached from political action, conceived as a means for pursuing justice through redistribution. _The Church has always held that economic action is not to be regarded as something opposed to...

My wife's uncle is dying; please pray for him.

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 21:01:46 GMT

*He has only weeks left, a few months if he is very lucky.* *To you Saint Martin de Porres we prayerfully lift up our hearts filled with serene confidence and devotion. Mindful of your unbounded and helpful charity to all levels of society and also of your meekness and humility of heart, we offer our petitions to you. Pour out upon our families the precious gifts of your solicitous and generous intercession; show to the people of every race and every color the paths of unity and of justice; implore from our Father in heaven the coming of his kingdom, so that through mu tual benevolence in God men may increase the fruits of grace and merit the rewards of eternal life. Amen. * :highprayer:

Anthros in video games.

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:21:45 GMT

I know Skyrim has the Khajiit and the Argonians.

Grandma Enthusiasm

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:19:58 GMT

I'm going to have a baby in about 6 weeks! So far, the pregnancy has been awesome - no medical problems, no real discomfort, no maternity clothes, no stereotypical bouts of crying or rage, just excitement and overwhelming support from friends and family. The plan is this: when I come home from the hospital, hubby is going to take a week off from work to help me recover and bond with the baby. Because we're moving across the country in a few months, we just upgraded to a tiny one bedroom from an even tinier shoebox studio. We live a plane ride (or a stupid-long drive) away from both of our families. Hubby's parents are very well off, and mine are on the brink of losing their home thanks to my stepdad's long-term, degenerative illness and my mom's disability. From the beginning, my husband and I planned on the hospital and first week home being just us and the baby. I'm not going to feel great, our apartment is extremely small, and I'm a naturally anxious person who really...

Christianity not working for me

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:53:43 GMT

I've been struggling with this for years. I was once heavily into the occult and I still am despite calling myself a Christian. I've tried everything from praying the rosary to the Jesus prayer going to church reading the Bible everyday and nothing seems to pull me away from the grip of the occult. I'm scared and I don't know what to do! Please help. God bless.

San Francisco Withholds Video of Teen Crimes to Avoid Racial Stereotyping

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:49:13 GMT

Transit authorities in the San Francisco area are withholding video of crimes by black teens, claiming that it would promote unfair racial stereotypes. The videos show the youths stealing purses, wallets, and phones. Between 40 and 60 teens boarded a train on April 22 and robbed seven passengers. "The individuals they saw on video were repeat offenders. They knew who these people were," said one of the victims, Rusty Stapp, who is suing to get the video released.

Boyfriend needs an annulment

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:42:52 GMT

My boyfriend is seeking an annulment. He was married in a Protestant church. His ex had and still has untreated mental illness, of which he was unaware at the time. She was violent, abusive, and unfaithful. I'm not sure if they were open to life, but in their short marriage they had no kids. She has a child previously but I can't recall if she was married before. Without realizing it I've found myself in love with this the "life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans" sense. I feel in over my head so pray for me too. I personally don't see how their marriage could be valid, but I can't control the process. Also I fear his ex would try to mess up the annulment process ONLY to keep him from being with someone else, as she's very angry and vindictive. I'm asking prayers for God's will in this, the age sends the right priests and canon lawyers, that there can be full honesty in the process, that God's will be done, that the ex causes no...

Beautiful All-Inclusive Cancun Vacation left us feeling Guilty

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:42:48 GMT

My wife and I have had very few date nights, and we had some milestones to celebrate (5 yr anniversary and a cancer battle), and we were excited to head back to the beautiful region of where we had our honeymoon, in Cancun Mexico. After researching, we found an all-inclusive destination where many reviews cited how relaxing the resort was, how good the food was etc. My wife and I went last week, and the resort was everything the reviews said it would be -- amazing food, amazing view, and tons of service. The all-inclusive resort said if we felt we received above and beyond exceptional service, we could tip. When I began researching how much to tip, in addition to seeing other guests give a dollar, $2, $5, $10 and $20 to employees at the hotel, I came across a thread citing that many of these workers only get $8-12 per day. I shared that with my wife, and the last couple days of our vacation, and especially since we got home, we've begun feeling guilty for partaking in what felt...

Scaramucci: I'm Going to Fire Everybody

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:34:34 GMT

Asked how he planned to stop a tsunami of leaks that have plagued the new administration in its first six months, Scaramucci told reporters Tuesday at the White House: 'I'm going to fire everybody! That’s how I’m going to do it!' 'You're either going to stop leaking or you're going to get fired.' I took exception to this quote: 'Let's say I'm firing Michael Short today. The fact that you guys know about it before he does really upsets me as a human being and as a Roman Catholic. You got that?' 'So I should have the opportunity if I have to let somebody go to let the person go in a very humane, dignified way, and then the next thing is help the person get a job somewhere, ok? Because he probably has a family, right?' When you are talking about what a great ethical person you are, just be ethical. Don't crow about being a Roman Catholic. Do not imply that...

Saturday Mass

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:58:07 GMT

Should the theme / readings on Saturday be based on the previous Sunday or the upcoming Sunday (the next day)?

How to have strong faith in a world of Carbon dating, Dinosaurs, Science, Atheist Debaters

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:53:10 GMT

It's the media, the education, the science, the large community of athiests with tons of video's all over youtube putting doubt in our mind's. Surely it was easier to have faith in the past compared to now, is our generation therefore going to get a greater reward given that all these things go against us? People say it's wrong to ask for a sign, but i'm struggling to have faith after learning the things i did at school and on youtube via documentaries. I admit that my frame of mind upon asking this question is fustrated and angry.

Can candles, rosaries be blessed by layperson and become sacramentals?

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:36:55 GMT

Someone just told me layperson can transfer St Padre Pio relic to candles and rosaries and the items are blessed and turn out the saint relic. This contradicts to my traditional understanding as the following: Sacramentals derive from the baptismal priesthood: every baptized person is called to be a "blessing" and to bless. Hence, lay people may preside at certain blessings; the more a blessing concerns ecclesial and sacramental life, the more is its administration reserved to the ordained ministry like bishop, priest and deacons. The Order for the Blessing of Rosaries stipulates that a priest or deacon may bless rosaries. Thanks for answers.

Hidden biblical message in this animated film

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:32:13 GMT

Hidden biblical theme in this animated movie: So this, Walle, is a kids movie by far nowwithstanding, but it has received awards and is one of those films that adults can enjoy. My old priest kept on saying we think too much about "me, me, me..." in our selfish modern world. It criticises consumerism, human impact on environment and nostalgia for a "regular" life on planet Earth. The plant searching probe, Eve is an analogy to the dove sent from Noah's arc that finds an olive leaf.

Fertility Has Plummeted Among Western Men, Scientists Confirm

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:30:07 GMT

Edited the title to make it a little less on the nose. ---Quote--- Something weird is going on with human sperm production. For decades, scientists have warned that sperm counts are dropping among Western men, but no one has really been able to prove it. In what is now the largest and most comprehensive study of its kind, scientists have presented compelling evidence in support of this rather alarming assertion, showing that sperm counts have dropped more than 50 percent in just four decades. ---End Quote---

Should I keep doing Protestant Bible studies?

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:14:57 GMT

Hey everyone! I'm a 30-year-old mum of two children who are my whole world! My daughter is 5 (almost 6!) and my son just turned two. My husband is my best friend and while not Catholic (or professing any religion, just a belief that there is a God and that he tries his best to be a good person -- I pray about this but do not push it on him!) he comes to Mass with us every Sunday that he does not work, he reads the Bible to the kids and prays with us, and is just totally supportive and open to my faith and totally on board with my desire to raise the kids Catholic. I was a cradle Catholic who was away from the church from my teenage years to just about two or so years ago when I fully came back -- went to confession, had my marriage convalidated, and now I am fully practicing. The Holy Spirit kept calling me back that whole time and now I am on a journey of adventure, learning about my faith by reading books and listening to podcasts, and seeing how I can serve my church --...

Grape Juice

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:53:42 GMT

I was talking with a baby boomer a little while ago in regards to why gluten-free bread couldn't be used in the Eucharist. (It was much more natural than this post suggests.) Anyways, after I mentioned that it was because they didn't have gluten-free bread at the time of the Last Supper, she mentioned that in college they'd used grape juice a couple times (possibly a mishearing on my part) and that wine was present most of the time when she was growing up. So I'm just wondering if there was a time when grape juice was allowed. I'm guessing that with the no wine, the priest still had some but it just wasn't distributed to the communicants.