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Pray for healing of Eye pain

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 06:21:57 GMT

Hey y'all, I am having a bit of a pain in my right eye, which is not exactly my good eye to begin with it's probably something minor but it does hurt a little bit and it is kind of annoying so please pray for me

What should Catholics think of a certain list?

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 05:45:52 GMT

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Police: Car ploughs into parade crowd in New Orleans; 28 hurt

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 05:45:45 GMT Too early to say why, who or what but this is news breaking I notice as I type away here on another post.

Jackie Chan calls America 'most corrupt country in the world'

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 05:37:57 GMT

Against impurity

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 05:09:33 GMT

Please pray for me as I fall back into sins of impurity without practicing true repentance. Thank you.

Barbara Pierce Bush, daughter of President W. Bush, set to speak at Planned Parenthood event

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 04:46:56 GMT

Calling someone impatient

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 04:41:43 GMT

I was talking with my mom about how it seems one of my teachers is impatient. Now, would this be considered detraction, or is detraction telling about someone's actions?

WDTRPS – Quinquagesima Sunday: PREPARE FOR BATTLE!

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 03:27:51 GMT ---Quote--- The Sacrament of Penance is a great gift. It frees us from our self-inflicted chains. We must strive to live without mortal sin. But we fall. In mortal sin we divest ourselves, as it were, of our spiritual armor. We make ourselves prisoners. We pray to God to protect us from the dire consequences of sin, including the attacks of the Enemy, which on our own without God’s help we cannot resist. Among the benefits of the Sacrament of Penance, along with being freed from the chains of sins, is a strengthening to resist sin in the future. ---End Quote---

GOP senator Murkowski won't vote to defund Planned Parenthood

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 03:07:59 GMT Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) says she will not vote for an ObamaCare repeal bill that defunds Planned Parenthood. In her address to Alaska's state legislature Wednesday, the moderate Republican offered her firmest commitment yet that she will not support defunding Planned Parenthood. "I, for one, do not believe that Planned Parenthood has any place in our deliberations on the Affordable Care Act," she said. "Taxpayer dollars should not be used to pay for abortions, but I will not vote to deny Alaskans access to the health services that Planned Parenthood provides."

Me playing Hail Mary/Gentle Woman on the piano.

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 03:04:43 GMT

Religion and Ethics Newsweekly Going off the Air

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 03:04:34 GMT

This weekend marks the end of a 20-year run of the PBS show, "Religion and Ethics Newsweekly," which I watched religiously (pun intended). The show presented political stories dealing with ethical and religious issues, portraits of religious and spiritual leaders, some of whom are not well known, religious customs and practices, and sundry other items dealing with religion and ethical values. It covered a whole host of religious traditions and provided equal time for various viewpoints on hot-button issues. It was hosted by Bob Abernathy, who was also its executive editor, as well as featuring several excellent journalists. I will miss the show. Has anyone else been a viewer?

What to do when your pastor is unholy

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 02:21:00 GMT

Hi, all, I am a cradle Catholic, love my faith but I know that my pastor is involved sexually with a woman who is my friend and we will all be going on a pilgrimage soon. Should I take the attitude, well we are all sinners - who I am I to judge? I will probably go to another parish when I return from the pilgrimage....but I am searching for answers to this dilemma. He is a decent priest but is only human and deserves my non-judgmental attitude. What do you think? Pax Christi, Italocat

Did I desecrate the sacrament of Confession?

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 02:02:39 GMT

I went to confession this day and originally I was planning on confessing all my venial sins in preparation of for Lent. But this week I ended up committing several mortal sins and sins that I thought might be mortal, some of these sins were not as serious I as originally assumed and other I worded poorly and I had difficulty explaining what I meant by them. So when I asked the priest to hear my venial sins (looking back on it, I realized that I asked the question oddly I actually gave him the option to say no rather then ask it in a way where he would have to object to it. I don't know why I did that, I just felt uncomfortable) He told me that he was worried about me being scrupulous, I do have some problems with scrupulosity, but here I really just wanted to get rid of my venial sins and strive hard to free myself from sin in general. I decided I would just confess venial sins related to my sexual addiction but I only confessed the overly obvious venial sins related to my...


Sun, 26 Feb 2017 01:29:04 GMT

what are examples of some things you guys eat when you are fasting on ash Wednesday? I never really know if I am eating too much or not enough. and I am the type of person who gets hungry really easily. and I did faint once during a choir concert and I think it was from not eating enough that day, among other things. I wasn't trying to fast, it just happened accidentally. but now I know, I have to be careful with things like that this year is different though. I just started training with my new guide dog so I wil have to be walking around a lot, which, normally I am at school or at home so not doing anything too strenuous. so can you give me some examples of what your big meal and smaller meals consist of?

Logic vs Experience

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:53:01 GMT

There are philosophies out there that believe that *T*ruth can only be known by one experiencing it. This is argument made by those who's beliefs can't be backed by logic. They will say "You won't understand it until you experience it. You can't know it by using logic." These beliefs are common in religions who rely on mystical experience over dogmas. This is usually done through meditation and other things. These people *experience* reality and how it is outside the "matrix of illusion we live in with our flawed logic." In Christianity and most Western philosophy in general, if something isn't logical or contradicts logic...than it's false. So my question is, how do we rebuke a religious assertion that is based off a mystical experience? How can we show that "experience" is not the end-all-be all of discovering what is True?

Sin of Omission-Venial or Mortal?

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:46:28 GMT

How does one determine whether a sin of omission is mortal or venial? For example, if I see an injured person who is at risk of dying due to their injuries and I do not dial 911 or provide first aid (depending on my capabilities and knowledge), that would be a mortal sin of omission. But what if I see a dangerous object and do not warn others about it, resulting in an injury should they come in close contact with it or I notice that a person's shoelaces are untied and I do not notify them, would these be considered mortal sins? My problem is that I tend to keep my mouth shut and think "it's not my job to do that" or sometimes I am indifferent towards others.

Brick By Brick: Terrific News! NEW Benedictine Monastery Established in IRELAND – ACTION ITEM!

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:40:01 GMT ---Quote--- Bishop Michael Smith signed a Decree on 25 February “erecting the Benedictine Monks of Perpetual Adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar as a monastic Institute of Consecrated Life of diocesan right in the Diocese of Meath”. ---End Quote---

Was Zipporah a Midianite or a Cushite?

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:37:12 GMT

Exodus 2:16-21 indicates Moses's wife, Zipporah, was a Midianite, and that her father, Jethro, was even the priest of Midian. But in Numbers 12:1, when Aaron and Miriam spoke against Moses, they criticized him for having a "Cushite" wife. The Cushites were from Ethiopia, but the Midanites were from a small strip of land across Sinai on the Arabian peninsula. Is this a biblical contradiction or can this be reconciled? I know this may seem petty, but I am debating an atheist who pointed this out as proof of the fallibility of the Bible.

Desserts for Lenten Fish Frys

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:18:17 GMT

Our Fundraiser Fish Frys will begin on Friday Mar 3. Desserts are sold separately. What is a good seller at your church? I am at a loss as to what to make. Would be grateful for any suggestions.

Muhammad Ali Jr detained at Florida airport, questioned on name and religion

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:56:38 GMT

ABC: "Muhammad Ali's son, who bears the boxing great's name, was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport and questioned about his ancestry and religion in what amounted to profiling, a family friend has said. Returning from a Black History Month event in Jamaica, Muhammad Ali Jr and his mother, Khalilah Camacho Ali, were pulled aside and separated from each other while going through the immigration checkpoint on February 7 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, said Chris Mancini, a family friend and attorney. Ms Ali was released a short time later after showing a photo of herself with her ex-husband, the former heavyweight boxing champion, Mr Mancini said. Mr Ali Jr, 44, who confirmed his Muslim faith, was detained for about two hours, despite telling officials that he is Ali's son and a native-born US citizen, Mr Mancini said. It was the first time Mr Ali Jr and his mother have ever been asked if they are Muslim when re-entering the US, Mr...

Dowd: Trump vs. Press: Crazy, Stupid Love

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:56:36 GMT

WASHINGTON — Much has been made of Melania Trump’s absence from the capital. But our new president’s most intense, primal, torrid relationship is in full “The War of the Roses” bloom here. And it is not with his beautiful, reserved wife. It’s with the press, the mirror for the First Narcissus. President Trump thinks that the mirror is cracked and the coverage is “fake.” And many in the press, spanning the ideological spectrum, think that he is cracked and that a lot of his pronouncements are fake. Can this strange, symbiotic relationship be saved? Probably not. It is too inflamed and enmeshed, too full of passionate accusations. It’s going to end like all those plays and movies — from “Othello” to “Endless Love” — where the mutual attraction is so powerful, it’s toxic. Trump could not live without the press. It is his crack. He would be adrift and bereft without his sparring partners, lightning rods, scapegoats and amplifiers.

Try a Fatima-Focused Lent

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:51:57 GMT ---Quote--- As penances and sacrifices go, Father Scanlon said we should be mindful that while we might give up steak, there’s always shrimp, advising more meaningful penances. “At Fatima, she didn’t call for us to ‘recycle,’” he said. ---End Quote---

Turning the other cheek

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:51:52 GMT

Last Sunday, the gospel spoke of turning the other cheek, loving your enemies, etc. I tried to ask this question of a priest who had gotten his doctorate after Mass today. He kept asking me what the logical conclusion was. I'm still lost. Can someone help me know how "turning the other cheek" stops when Nazis are killing jews, or the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, or the muslims bomb innocent citizens. I know this sounds like a trite question, but is there a verse or Catholic axiom that explains that a line has to be drawn and the innocent need to be protected? Thank you. God bless you!

Protesters Clash With Police in Anti-Le Pen Demonstration in Nantes

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:49:27 GMT Maybe violent left wing criminals can help Marine Le Pen win in April. And tomorrow could even be worse !

Exclusive: United States could become an 'associate member' of the Commonwealth

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:35:58 GMT

What would the Founding Fathers have to say about our Twittering President seeking to modify the goals and ideals of the American Revolution? 1776, the year we declared independence from Britain. And 2017, the year we un-declared it. *The Royal Commonwealth Society is making plans to open a branch in the United States, with a view to one day bringing America into the fold as an "associate member". The project, which is said to be backed by the Queen, has come about in part as a result of Donald Trump's fondness for Britain and the Royal Family. *

Prayer for harmony in my family

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:29:42 GMT

Dear Friends in Christ, I ask only for your prayers and not for advice and questions. *Prayers for a Family in Conflict* Lord Jesus, be with my family. Grant us Your peace and harmony, an end to conflict, and division. Give us the compassion to better understand one another,

Best hymns for the tambourine

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:26:28 GMT

I recently started playing the tambourine as an accompaniment during Mass with two guitars. What are some hymns that have a beat that is conducive to the tambourine? I am looking for new hymns to introduce to our Parish. Thanks in advance.

"Get out of my country!"

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:18:28 GMT

WASHINGTON POST: "According to witness accounts, the gunman reportedly told two of the people who were shot — both Indian men who work for Garmin, the technology firm — to “get out of my country” before opening fire and had also used racial slurs during the Wednesday evening shooting. Multiple law enforcement agents launched an investigation into the deadly shooting inside Austin’s Bar and Grill in Olathe, a city about 20 miles southwest of Kansas City. Even as authorities said they had not yet identified a motive for the attack, relatives of the Indian men said they feared the shooting was connected to a climate of fear and xenophobia in America. The father of one of the people injured pointed to the election of President Trump, who has routinely described a threat posed to Americans from people outside the country’s borders, and pleaded with parents in India “not to send their children to the United States.” The White House responded by calling the link to Trump’s rhetoric...


Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:14:30 GMT

Although the CCC1013 states that 'there is no reincarnation after death' I am interested in the views of other's re: one obviously non catholic explanation supporting reincarnation for people who are born genius's /child prodigys or at the other extreme born with intellectual disability.

Article: "The Power of the Mass" --What Catholics Believe About This.

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:43:04 GMT

An account of the great spiritual power of the mass permeated by the author's experiences of the mass. see

Trust in the Vatican!

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:42:00 GMT

I know there are plenty of people who have doubts about the choices Pope Francis has been making and I want everyone to know that the Vatican knows a lot more than we do! The Vatican may not make choices that are popular with everyone, but we need to be humble and know that there is a good reason for each and every action the Vatican makes. Be joyful that we have the Church! Without the Church, we would all be damned to eternity in hell.

Article: "Ask a Priest: What If I'm Starting to Question Jesus' Divinity?" and the Response the Priest Gave.

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:32:01 GMT

This faces a common sort of problem people of faith have at some time in their lives. see

Trump: I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year.

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:08:05 GMT

I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!

"Why Does God Allow Some Couples to Suffer Infertility?" The Response a Priest Gave in His Answer Column.

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:07:52 GMT

Advice from a Priest on a Subject Where It is Rare. see

CPAC Straw Poll: 86 Percent Approve of Job Trump Is Doing So Far as President

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:44:06 GMT

CPAC Straw Poll: 86 Percent Approve of Job Trump Is Doing So Far as President