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  2. The Journalist and the Lawyer who are "living the dream" as nuns. https://aleteia.org/blogs/deacon-greg-kandra/meet-the-journalist-and-the-lawyer-who-are-living-the-dream-as-nuns/
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  4. Private Vows in The Laity/Spirituality

  5. Drop a word, keep a word

    plentiful marshmallows
  6. Private Vows in The Laity/Spirituality

    https://www.catholic.com/qa/marys-dna-in-the-eucharist Cattholic Answers Q & A
  7. Drop a word, keep a word

    plentiful food
  8. Reading 1 2 Mc 6:18-31 Eleazar, one of the foremost scribes, a man of advanced age and noble appearance, was being forced to open his mouth to eat pork. But preferring a glorious death to a life of defilement, he spat out the meat, and went forward of his own accord to the instrument of torture, as people ought to do who have the courage to reject the food which it is unlawful to taste even for love of life. Those in charge of that unlawful ritual meal took the man aside privately, because of their long acquaintance with him, and urged him to bring meat of his own providing, such as he could legitimately eat, and to pretend to be eating some of the meat of the sacrifice prescribed by the king; in this way he would escape the death penalty, and be treated kindly because of their old friendship with him. But Eleazar made up his mind in a noble manner, worthy of his years, the dignity of his advanced age, the merited distinction of his gray hair, and of the admirable life he had lived from childhood; and so he declared that above all he would be loyal to the holy laws given by God. He told them to send him at once to the abode of the dead, explaining: "At our age it would be unbecoming to make such a pretense; many young people would think the ninety-year-old Eleazar had gone over to an alien religion. Should I thus pretend for the sake of a brief moment of life, they would be led astray by me, while I would bring shame and dishonor on my old age. Even if, for the time being, I avoid the punishment of men, I shall never, whether alive or dead, escape the hands of the Almighty. Therefore, by manfully giving up my life now, I will prove myself worthy of my old age, and I will leave to the young a noble example of how to die willingly and generously for the revered and holy laws." Eleazar spoke thus, and went immediately to the instrument of torture. Those who shortly before had been kindly disposed, now became hostile toward him because what he had said seemed to them utter madness. When he was about to die under the blows, he groaned and said: "The Lord in his holy knowledge knows full well that, although I could have escaped death, I am not only enduring terrible pain in my body from this scourging, but also suffering it with joy in my soul because of my devotion to him." This is how he died, leaving in his death a model of courage and an unforgettable example of virtue not only for the young but for the whole nation. Responsorial Psalm PS 3:2-3, 4-5, 6-7 R. (6b) The Lord upholds me. O LORD, how many are my adversaries! Many rise up against me! Many are saying of me, "There is no salvation for him in God." R. The Lord upholds me. But you, O LORD, are my shield; my glory, you lift up my head! When I call out to the LORD, he answers me from his holy mountain. R. The Lord upholds me. When I lie down in sleep, I wake again, for the LORD sustains me. I fear not the myriads of people arrayed against me on every side. R. The Lord upholds me. Alleluia 1 Jn 4:10b R. Alleluia, alleluia. God loved us, and sent his Son as expiation for our sins. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Lk 19:1-10 At that time Jesus came to Jericho and intended to pass through the town. Now a man there named Zacchaeus, who was a chief tax collector and also a wealthy man, was seeking to see who Jesus was; but he could not see him because of the crowd, for he was short in stature. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree in order to see Jesus, who was about to pass that way. When he reached the place, Jesus looked up and said, "Zacchaeus, come down quickly, for today I must stay at your house." And he came down quickly and received him with joy. When they saw this, they began to grumble, saying, "He has gone to stay at the house of a sinner." But Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, "Behold, half of my possessions, Lord, I shall give to the poor, and if I have extorted anything from anyone I shall repay it four times over." And Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house because this man too is a descendant of Abraham. For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost." - - - Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner. source
  9. Daughters of St. Paul profile

    I always thought they had a great apostolate. https://aleteia.org/2017/11/21/how-these-medianuns-are-evangelizing-through-snapchat/
  10. name your favorite Thanksgiving side dish

    Cranberry sauce as a side dish. Mince pie as dessert.
  11. Ban The Person Above You

    Banned for stying (I don't know what that means, but it rhymes)
  12. Drop a word, keep a word

    Real food
  13. name your favorite Thanksgiving side dish

    My mother-in-law’s “Hamburger Stuffing”was always my kids favorite thanksgiving side dish. It really is delicious
  14. name your favorite Thanksgiving side dish

    Mashed Potato, because you can`t have Thanksgiving without it.
  15. Ban The Person Above You

    Banned for spying
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    Real Science
  17. Internet Might Get Ruined

    There are other ways that the Internet has been controlled. Think about who gets funding. Basically, companies like Facebook, Twitter, Amazon get corporate welfare (i.e., investment) based on their potential, not on their actual worth. They are funded in order to grow. IOW, banks and big money pretty much control what gets funded and what doesn't...there is no abstract "free market" where everything competes evenly. From what I know about net neutrality, it seems an important principle to uphold, but let's not imagine the Internet is this pure zone of democracy. I mean, Congress just pulled in the execs of the big social media companies to testify because Russians were paying for advertising to influence content during the presidential election. I can see the argument from the cable side: yes, they want to control the Internet, but so do Facebook, Amazon, etc. It's all about how they go about it, but they're all after the same thing.
  18. name your favorite Thanksgiving side dish

    It's all about the cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes. Everything else is just dressing.
  19. name your favorite Thanksgiving side dish

    I didn’t eat sweet potatoes for more than twenty five years because of the horror of them being baked with marshmallows. Nobody I know really likes that except my mom. But gravy on boiled cabbage is the bomb, followed by my mother in law’s sausage stuffing. My mom’s forte are the pies for dessert.
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  21. Internet Might Get Ruined

    "The FCC is about to announce a vote to slash net neutrality rules, allowing ISPs like Verizon to block apps, slow websites, and charge fees to control what you see & do online. Once they announce the vote, it's hard to stop. But if we flood them with calls now, *Congress* can stop the vote. Cable companies are famous for high prices and poor service. Several rank as the most hated companies in America. Now, they're lobbying the FCC and Congress to end net neutrality. Why? It's simple: if they win the power to slow sites down, they can bully any site into paying millions to escape the "slow lane." This would amount to a tax on every sector of the American economy. Every site would cost more, since they'd all have to pay big cable. Worse, it would extinguish the startups and independent voices who can't afford to pay. If we lose net neutrality, the Internet will never be the same." https://www.battleforthenet.com To sign the Petition https://cms.fightforthefuture.org/tellfcc/
  22. mine is # 6: Green bean casserole
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    Junk science
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    Science Experiment
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    Lab experiment
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    lab accident
  27. Thoughts from a Franciscan Sister

    This afternoon, I got back from spending a long weekend with Sr. Jean Louise, Sr. Mary Ruth, fellow travelers, and about 25,000 others gathered in Indianapolis for the bi-annual National Catholic Youth Conference...https://ourfranciscanfiat.wordpress.com/2017/11/19/called-llamados/
  28. Private Vows in The Laity/Spirituality

    Catechism in a Year Subscribe: http://flocknote.com/catechism
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