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  2. Josh

    New video from Paradox (I did it)

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  4. Ash Wednesday

    Abuse Crisis Prayer

    S1- 10 Hail Mary, full of Grace, The Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.
  5. BarbaraTherese

    Abuse Crisis Prayer

    S1- 9 Hail Mary, full of Grace, The Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen
  6. BarbaraTherese

    Being Wise in Evil Days - Jimmy Akin

    My comment: This is not about passivity, for in all and any circumstance(s) we/I am called to do what I can, but then to leave the rest to God. Sometimes out of that, a new opportunity may arise and then again I am called to do what I can leaving the rest to Him. A very real part of doing what I can might be to discuss, even ask advice - to take some action. Our Faith, Hope and our Charity are invested in The Lord and His Divine Providence. To Him and Out of Him arises our praise and thanksgiving, our Peace and our Joy - and our investment in the Doctrine of Divine Providence. CCC Divine Providence: http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p1s2c1p4.htm Scroll down to: "V. GOD CARRIES OUT HIS PLAN: DIVINE PROVIDENCE"
  7. BarbaraTherese

    Abuse Crisis Prayer

    S1-8 Hail Mary, full of Grace, The Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen
  8. Jennifer

    News from Benedictines of Mary

    Tank you for sharing this wonderful news.................I am sure that Mother Abbess Cecilia and the Community are looking forward the dedication of the Abbey and her Abbatial Blessing . Many prayers.
  9. dominicansoul

    Donald Trump and Racism

    Stupid racist!
  10. dominicansoul

    Abortion themed ice cream. You just can't make this stuff up.

    Utterly disgusting.
  11. dominicansoul

    Daughters of St. Paul

    I wish I was, but I had to give up religious life for serious responsibilities at home. I am the sole care giver for my mentally ill brother. Its been a sacrifice. My vocation story is kind of backwards. I didn’t give up much when I entered the convent....I gave up everything when I left it...
  12. dominicansoul

    Feeling unworthy

    Be really really really honest with yourself... are u feeling unworthy because you are attached to a sin? Are you able to stop habitual sinning as is demanded in religious life? These are good things to figure out before trying religious life. If u find yourself addicted to a sin, you need a spiritual director to help you overcome it. Also a spiritual director will help you discern if you are fit for religious life . We are all unworthy as we struggle to stop committing venial sins throughout the day...but if you can’t stop mortal sinning...that’s a serious problem and one that needs to be taken care of before you enter. It’s not impossible. Also those holy nuns you meet, I guarantee they aren’t so holy! We are all humans and carry weaknesses. I was in religious life for a few years and I saw firsthand how human we all are! I used to wear a habit and people would come up to me and treat me like I was something special, and it always made me self-aware of just how sinful a person I was! It kept me very humble, as I knew the full truth about myself. Prayers for your discernment!
  13. dominicansoul

    What is it like to be a Dominican Sister in Ann Arbor, Michigan???

    THEY.ARE.AWE.SOME but what beatitude said..nothing I can say or share will help because it’s unique to my experience. You need to contact them and begin ur own experience with them and see if it’s where God is calling you... prayers!
  14. Sohrab Ahmari, the writer, sounds very angry and should be. He is a recent convert to Catholicism. I pray he and others like him, don’t lose their faith...
  15. At the same time, let’s not forget the thousands of priests over the 70 year period that were good, holy and faithful. I’m thinking mainly of the ratio. 300 to the vast # of thousands of holy priests ... ...But if only one priest is guilty of such crimes... well even one is too much... so... i also think this is much bigger than Boston, seeing how many more in authority have been complicit to these crimes. I’m even wondering if the church should revoke the sainthood of Pope John Paul II, seeing he raised some of these guilty men to the cardinalship... its ugly, but I have no doubt the Church will fix this...maybe we won’t see that in our lifetimes, because the world has become such a place as sexual deviancy = good while being against sexual deviancy = bad. Bishop Merlino of Wisconsin had a lot to say about this in his response to the abuse. http://m.ncregister.com/daily-news/bishop-morlino-homosexual-subculture-is-a-source-of-devastation-in-the-chur#.W3pO1qROmaM It was just a few years ago “Catholics” were demanding his resignation just because he continued to preach against homosexual acts. You see...there are a lot of catholics complicit with this behavior... some didn’t even think allowing gay marriage was a big deal... all must be weeded out and our church needs to be cleansed.
  16. That's correct and that is only in one state in this country. Only two are being prosecuted due to the statue of limitations and the fact that I believe over 100 of them are dead. We know that the Boston sexual abuse crisis was the watershed moment in the Church or at least I thought it was until this past week. Imagine how many more accused priests will be uncovered around the country if each one has it's own Grand Jury investigation? I know that there is an abuse crisis in Chile and of course the McCarrick fiasco which has been playing out for weeks. I've read reports of his inappropriate sexual conduct in Newark as well as other priests there. If 300 priests in one state isn't a lot, I don't know what number will suffice as "a lot". Not to mention that though there were 300 priests, over 1,000 children were abused. That's massive if you ask me.
  17. 300 priests over a span of 70 years... only two are being prosecuted... or did I miss something? aren’t most of the perps dead? How old were some of these cases? Didn’t it also come to light that most of what the church has put into place to fix this mess, is actually working? I’ll be making some changes in my day to day. I’m going to try to go to mass and make a holy hour everyday to pray for protection against the evil that has infiltrated the church, pray to restore faith to the doubting, for all the victims and to spiritually help our innocent priests. In light of all that has happened the innocent priests are taking a lot of the backlash...
  18. To be fair it's not the sins of a few men but sins of hundreds of identified men and likely many more as investigations begin in dioceses all over. This is precisely why I find myself in such a quandary. I'm not sure about everyone else. I feel like there is absolutely nowhere to turn to at this point. Who can we trust? I'm sure that there are good, holy priests but how can we tell the good from the bad? You're right that there is sin and sexual deviancy everywhere. That is why I'm struggling with feeling stranded without any lifeline. If there has been any silver lining in this horrible mess, it's that I've realized that God is quite literally the only one I can cling to. By His grace, so many verses from Scripture have been rushing back to me. Most especially the end of chapter 6 of the Gospel of John. John 6:64-71 "But there are some of you who do not believe." Jesus knew from the beginning the ones who would not believe and the one who would betray Him. And he said, "For this reason I have told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by my Father." As a result of this, many of His disciples returned to their former way of life and no longer accompanied Him. Jesus then said to the Twelve, "Do you also want to leave?" Simon Peter answered Him, "Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and are convinced that You are the Holy One of God." Jesus answered them, "Did I not choose you twelve? Yet is not one of you a devil?" He was referring to Judas, son of Simon the Iscariot; it was he who would betray Him, one of the Twelve.
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  20. Not A Mallard

    Why so many zero views?

  21. dominicansoul

    Why so many zero views?

  22. People leaving over the sins of a few men and the failure of other men in authority... Where will they go? Sexual deviancy pervades every single institution in our society. Other churchs have this problem. Will they give up church altogether? And when something horrible happens then, is their shaky faith going to make them agnostics and atheists? The Church has nothing to apologize for. The GUILTY are the ones who need to apologize, step down, get the hell out and put into prison for their sexual crimes. Punish them!!! The prison system will take care of them. Defrock and strip from positions those who were compliant with these crimes... My coworkers act like I’m guilty of these crimes. I don’t have to apologize I didn’t do anything wrong. I’ve been a devout Catholic and continue to be one. The Church remains unblemished and holy. The church has always been filled with sinners... Ironically, people who are leaving might wind up in the same place in the afterlife as these sexual deviants... the net of scandal always catches tons of souls along with it... Stay strong, pray, sacrifice and offer up hardships for priests and for the Church. Satan never sleeps...
  23. https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/bishops-blistering-letter-time-to-root-out-homosexual-subculture-in-church
  24. dUSt

    Why so many zero views?

    Good catch. I'll investigate!
  25. BarbaraTherese

    Private Vows in The Laity/Spirituality

  26. BarbaraTherese

    Private Vows in The Laity/Spirituality

    St Vincent de Paul Society Daily Reflection – August 19 “The poor cannot be judged by their outward appearance, not by their show of wit, for very often they do not look nor seem like intelligent beings, so rough, and homely are they.” – St. Vincent de Paul
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