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  2. Amazon has a documentary on Mireille Negre (you can rent it): https://www.amazon.com/Mireille-Negre-Devoted-Dancer/dp/B018IW4JVM/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1506291364&sr=1-1-spell&keywords=mirielle+negre Mireille entered the Paris Opera Ballet at nine, joined the Corps at seventeen, and became a prima ballerina by 22. She left the world of ballet at age 27, to join the Carmelites (in 1973) as Sr. Mirielle of the Heart of Jesus. After ten years as a Carmelite, she found out about the vocation to live as a consecrated virgin in the world. Only then did she feel as if she'd found her full vocation. She was a born dancer & artist, to the bottom of her soul, yet also longed to consecrate her life to God. Seeing no way to reconcile the two, she set dance aside and entered religious life. After obtaining permission to leave her order, she was consecrated by Cardinal Lustiger, and founded her own dance studio in Paris. Photo 1: Photo 2: Photo 3 (she is on the right): Photo 4:
  3. FILIAL CORRECTION of Pope Francis

    are you saying you believe against the church doctrine that its mortally sinful to divorce and remarry someone? maybe i misinterpreted what you wrote above but that is how i am reading it. i am confused by what your saying.
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    To Truthfinder: Thank you. Actually I see the significance between receiving a list signatories versus a list of authors differently than you do. While you are correct that we don't receive a published list of those Staffers who worked with Pope Francis on the text of Amoris Laetitia, or Laudato Si, or Evangelii Gaudium, we don't need such a list because Pope Francis publicly proclaims himself the author. (It is also easily possible to get a list of the Staffers who work on a particular document.) This text of "Filial Correction" does not proclaim any author (that I can see). You might be correct that the Signatories are themselves the authors but: 1) It is really hard to write a group text; 2) If the Signatories are intending to claim authorship, then it does not make sense they are now asking others to sign on, after the authoring is complete. So, for me, the text reads as anonymous. And I never think I am obligated to read--never mind take seriously-- the words of a person or group of persons who won't stand up and take credit for his/her/their text. To Knight of Christ: I did read the text however. And, naturally, like any reader with an active intellect, I take in what I read while engaging what I read. So--perhaps in error--I conclude this author, or these authors, is/are unduly invested in counteracting "modernism" and any appreciation whatsoever for Martin Luther (in this 500th year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. I have no idea why he/she/they decided this "Elucidation" belongs in a criticism of Amoris Laetitia. I know you want "discussion" of the text, but since I am not able to follow the logic of including this elucidation, my "discussion" is limited to acknowledging that. Perhaps the unknown author(s) think they made the links clear in the text. As for the claims made in the text before the "Elucidation," I already said I find the passages quoted from Amoris Laetitia sing out the Gospel. The passages the author(s) want me to find so troubling actually lift up my heart. I believe Jesus, in the Gospel, sets before us the ideal of faithful and indissoluble marriage. I also believe God is Love and Mercy, while all of us are sinners. So I do not believe that God excludes from Mercy and Communion those who falter in the ideal. When Jesus in the Gospel proclaims that what God has joined together no human being should put asunder (Matt 19:6), he is "protecting" a couple from those who would interfere, including parents, or religion teachers, or those with class or property or race or national interests at heart or one spouse who bewails infertility. . . etc. And that's critically important. But I do not think it follows that those who enter into a marriage and then fail at it are thereby "unforgivable" and excluded from the Sacraments. Nor do I think that one when spouse abandons the other, the abandoned one must live in solitary misery in order to remain a full communicant in the Church. Think of all the priests who were ordained "forever" in the Order of Melchisidek who left their priesthood. They are not excluded from the Eucharist or the Church. Think of all the women and men Religious who leave after Perpetual Profession. They are not excluded from Eucharist or the Church. Why is it that celibate Priests lay this heavy burden on young marrieds who often do not know what they are getting into. Why not, as Pope Francis, says in AL, accompany those young persons as they make sense of what happened in their lives and how they are to move forward in life and in love and in commitment. Why would "pastors" be all too willing to lay on them the cross of living without family? And when a new love and new life comes into the wounded sinner's story, why not begin by assuming God has been at work in this blessing? And finally I believe that the Spirit of God acts in all times and all places. "Lo, I am doing something new? Can you not perceive it?" Isaiah 43. So I, at least, perceive the Spirit acting in the Synod and in Amoris Laetitia. You don't? The anonymous author or authors of this text disagree with me. I do not accept, however, that I am thereby a "heretic," because I do not accept their dictat of what a Catholic trying to follow Jesus Christ must believe about revelation being closed and complete in the way they think that must be understood. Fyi, I am not anonymous on this website. Those are my initials and my Religious Order.
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    as it pertains to the letter, i don't understand where the pope has said "In particular, the pope has directly or indirectly countenanced the beliefs that obedience to God’s Law can be impossible or undesirable, and that the Church should sometimes accept adultery as compatible with being a practising Catholic" in the article. Maybe I am missing something but I am not seeing it. also are they trying to say Pope Francis is a supporter of Martin Luther's ideas and follows his views? I'm confused. also who are these priests, bishops and/or cardinals who have rebuked marital law and natural law and been favored by Francis as the letter states?
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    Now I'm the one asking for documentation. The understanding I've seen from Rorate is that Bp Fellay only signed this document after it was initially submitted to Rome, and therefor is one of the last signers and it would be difficult to construe as one of the main 'pushers' of the document. Although, I don't think the SSPX have been shy in their criticism of AL or recent other happenings.
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    i am not attacking anyone else who signed on the the letter. i am just talking about those who belong to the SSPX. Those priests and bishops are not in full communion with rome and are leading people astray. So I take anything they say with a grain of salt.
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    As much shock that I have seeing that people here and elsewhere on the internet can only attack the persons of those that signed the document. SSPX is not is schism, are Catholics within the Catholic Church. Anyone want to actually discuss the context of the document or nah?
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    so how much stock should we put into what this bishop and priest says since they themselves are not in line with the one holy and true catholic church?
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    An SSPX bishop and a priest, yes.
  14. Poor Friar Charism interview...

    Click here to watch a brief (4 min.) interview of the founder of our community during his recent visit to the United States regarding the poor friar charism: www.poorfriars.net poorfriarsvocations@gmail.com
  15. FILIAL CORRECTION of Pope Francis

    am i correct in understanding one of the main or the main person leading this writing is an SSPX priest?
  16. FILIAL CORRECTION of Pope Francis

    My apologies, sister. I misread what you wrote. Indeed I don't know who the authors are. However, what I do know, is that with the exception of Bp. Fellay, all the signers were on the document when it when to Rome in July. As with other open letters, they may all feel to be equally authors (I mean do we really know the Pope's ghostwriters for some of his documents?)
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    The names of the signers are published. But I cannot find the names of the authors. Truthfinder, if you have seen the names of the authors, may I ask if you could post the link?
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    I'm just going to ignore the personal attacks on the signers and hope for constructive discussion on the context of the document. It may be that I die waiting for that.
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    Their names are publicized. It's on the website as well as elsewhere.
  21. FILIAL CORRECTION of Pope Francis

    I think it unfortunate, at best, the authors, whoever they are, do not publicize their names--and do not even offer text that explains why. Other adjectives that come to my mind are "cowardly" and "deceptive." One press contact is given, the email for a Dr. Joseph Shaw who serves as a tutor in Moral Philosophy in St. Benet's Hall where their website claims fifty students. Are the authors hoping that hundreds now are going to find their words and sign on? So I find myself concluding (unless I learn otherwise from a more forthcoming publication) that some small group somewhere decided it is up to them to "set straight" Pope Francis and the overwhelming majority of the Bishops in Synod. (Perhaps, Knight of Christ, you know whose these folks are? Perhaps you are an author or a signatory?) I read the document to become informed. To be surprise, I found ample citation from Amoris Laetitia --so I was able to reread passages that continue to lift my spirit and enlarge my heart by offering a vision of the Gospel and a Christ of Mercy and forgiveness. (I guess the authors believe I should find those passages disturbing and heretical? I don't.) But the rest of the text (presumably their own words) I find odd, dictatorial, unconvincing, and mean-spirited. I am sorry the authors find themselves (their lives? their energies?) trapped in past theoretical battles over "Modernism" and Counter-Reformation vestiges concerning Martin Luther. For the harvest is plentiful and laborers are few, so the Gospel imperatives, to look to the horizons, roll up sleeves, be sent into today's fields and plunge right in is stronger than ever. I also do not know any Catholics caught up in the "confusion" these anonymous authors insist is the result Amoris Laetitia. On the contrary, I have heard of priests who find it a tremendous gift and pastoral resource in working with young persons considering marriage. The whole enterprise (including the Dubia) strikes me as a small tempest in a very small theological teapot.
  22. FILIAL CORRECTION of Pope Francis

    The Inquisition is back.
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    I was about to post this aticle on it that has a summary of the issues. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.lifesitenews.com/mobile/news/breaking-62-scholars-correct-pope-francis-for-propagating-heresies Does this matter to the average lay people? Do you think anything will happen (other than a few media presuming the Church gives the OK for very liberal actions)?
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    paper view (hehe) (also, can't believe how long "aerial" went on for)
  25. Private Vows in The Laity/Spirituality

    Let None Despair
  26. Reading 1 Is 55:6-9 Seek the LORD while he may be found, call him while he is near. Let the scoundrel forsake his way, and the wicked his thoughts; let him turn to the LORD for mercy; to our God, who is generous in forgiving. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the LORD. As high as the heavens are above the earth, so high are my ways above your ways and my thoughts above your thoughts. Responsorial Psalm Ps 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18 R. (18a) The Lord is near to all who call upon him. Every day will I bless you, and I will praise your name forever and ever. Great is the LORD and highly to be praised; his greatness is unsearchable. R. The Lord is near to all who call upon him. The LORD is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and of great kindness. The LORD is good to all and compassionate toward all his works. R. The Lord is near to all who call upon him. The LORD is just in all his ways and holy in all his works. The LORD is near to all who call upon him, to all who call upon him in truth. R. The Lord is near to all who call upon him. Reading 2 Phil 1:20c-24, 27a Brothers and sisters: Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me life is Christ, and death is gain. If I go on living in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. And I do not know which I shall choose. I am caught between the two. I long to depart this life and be with Christ, for that is far better. Yet that I remain in the flesh is more necessary for your benefit. Only, conduct yourselves in a way worthy of the gospel of Christ. Alleluia Cf. Acts 16:14b R. Alleluia, alleluia. Open our hearts, O Lord, to listen to the words of your Son. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Mt 20:1-16a Jesus told his disciples this parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with them for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. Going out about nine o'clock, the landowner saw others standing idle in the marketplace, and he said to them, 'You too go into my vineyard, and I will give you what is just.' So they went off. And he went out again around noon, and around three o'clock, and did likewise. Going out about five o'clock, the landowner found others standing around, and said to them, 'Why do you stand here idle all day?' They answered, 'Because no one has hired us.' He said to them, 'You too go into my vineyard.' When it was evening the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, 'Summon the laborers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and ending with the first.' When those who had started about five o'clock came, each received the usual daily wage. So when the first came, they thought that they would receive more, but each of them also got the usual wage. And on receiving it they grumbled against the landowner, saying, 'These last ones worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us, who bore the day's burden and the heat.' He said to one of them in reply, 'My friend, I am not cheating you. Did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage? Take what is yours and go. What if I wish to give this last one the same as you? Or am I not free to do as I wish with my own money? Are you envious because I am generous?' Thus, the last will be first, and the first will be last." - - - 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
  27. Online Rosary for Peace in the world and for conversion of the unrepentant

    7 - Hail Mary, full of Grace, The Lord is with Thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen
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