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  1. 7 points
    DeoOptimoMaximo

    Why is the Phorum Mostly Dead?

    I first discovered Phatmass about 12 years ago when I first started seriously discerning a religious/priestly vocation. My faith and knowledge of vocations was really deepened by being on PM and it connected me with those of similar interests. I stuck mainly with Vocation Station for that reason. At the time there were many young women entering convents on here and a number of young men entering seminaries. As the years went on, I visited PM less and less, for various reasons, including my own entrance into seminary, but especially because I noticed that the Vocation Station was almost exclusively female in its members, and it became difficult to find any men on here to discuss seminary and the priestly vocation, so I stopped contributing. Nevertheless, PM will always have a special place in my heart, as it helped start me on the path to the priesthood. By the grace of God, I've been a priest now for a little over six months.
  2. 4 points
    Pax17

    Abbess Retires

    From Mt. Saint Mary's Abbey: https://msmabbey.org/news/mother-maureen-retires-as-abbess
  3. 4 points
    Kayte Postle

    Kayte Discerns (An Ongoing Journey)

    Hey pham, My visit with community B went very well, and a bit not like what I expected. I'm not going to go into huge details, but I have concluded that community B is not where I am called. It's really hard because I felt a tremendous about of peace the first day I was there, but after talking with the VD I know for sure that it's just not the right place for me. One of the things I was, and still am, processing from the retreat is the ability to let go of my family. I'm very close with them, and this retreat for some reason really brought that particular fear to the surface and I felt it's effects very much over the weekend. On the bright side, praises be to God that I was healthy the whole weekend, no migraines at all! I'm still in contact with community C, and have pushed back my visit with them to a tentative date in April. I've got a lot to process before I finalize those plans though. I'm honestly at a point where I'm ready to make a hard decision one way or the other; to enter or give up on religious life for good. I'm going to start aging out of communities soon, and it's just time to stop being a "sister of perpetual discernment". I need to stop trying to have my cake and eat it too, (a huge explanation behind this I'll keep to myself for now). I ask for your prayers, that I may have clarity of God's will, and that I may accept His loving will whatever it may be. Know that I'm praying for you all!
  4. 3 points
    little2add

    Pray to end abortion

    The time is always right to do what is right. -Dr. Martin Luther King
  5. 3 points
    Maximilianus

    Bad RTL student, not

    seriously, watch it. Warning language is rough in some spots.
  6. 3 points
    Ziggamafu

    Why is the Phorum Mostly Dead?

    I just resurrected a couple of my old threads for fun. I do miss the intellectual stimulation provided by some of the 2010 characters. I hope everyone is well. So much has changed.
  7. 2 points
    Nihil Obstat

    How Would A Brain Transplant Work?

    I am touched. Since I stopped posting I have completed my philosophy degree, started to get pretty deeply into photography, and have been listening very intently to Fr. Ripperger's sermons and conferences.
  8. 2 points
    dominicansoul

    Trump And The Republican Party Are So Pro-Life

    Trump has done some good work for the prolife movement: https://www.sba-list.org/trump-pro-life-wins defunding planned parenthood needs all republicans voting YES, and I think McCain was the vote that stopped that from happening... which is why he was worshipped by Democrats and liberals when he died...
  9. 2 points
    Anomaly

    Being mean on the internet

    “When you’re about to make a comment, ask yourself a very simple question: “Am I doing this out of love, out of a sincere wish for the good of the person or persons I’m addressing?” If not, shut up. If it becomes clear that your comment is simply spleen-venting, scapegoating, or virtue-signalling, shut up. The internet can be a marvelous tool, and it can be a weapon used for Satanic purposes. Applying the test of love can very effectively undermine the scapegoating mechanism and drive the devil out.”
  10. 2 points
    Anomaly

    Bad RTL student, not

    I don’t approve of the kid who painted his face black. I never said Trayvon had it coming. You don’t know me, know what color I am, my family, loved ones, or friends are. You are a nasty little git who looks to hate on others so you can pat yourself on the back for being better. You are the hate that just keeps hating. FYI, I know I’m a nicer person as an atheist than you are as a Catholic. You are just one of the many hypocrite Catholic embarrassments that gives the religion a bad name and ugly face. Your ignorance and stupidity lets you believe your self righteous hatred is really indignation. You’re really an unfortunate and ill mannered joke.
  11. 2 points
    Maximilianus

    Bad RTL student, not

    Josh, I know you are sensitive to these issues, but how about watching the full video before jumping on the slander bandwagon. Black Hebrew Israelite harass a bunch of kids, then the Indian activists get up in the face of the same kids that were already getting taunted. That Indian guy is lucky it was just a kid who wasn't sure how to react in an awkward situation in which a grown man gets all up in his personal space and beats a drum incessantly. And if you call me racist you are a racist against eyeglass wearing Puerto Ricans, I can play the racial one-up game too. And posting a old pic as a response is cowardly and intellectually dishonest.
  12. 2 points
    Nunsuch

    IHM Sister professes final vows

    Sister Barbara O'Neill made final profession as a Monroe, Michigan, Sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary last Sunday. Congratulations, Barbara! https://ihmsisters.org/2019/01/congratulations-sister-barbara/
  13. 2 points
    ardillacid

    Trump Votes-Gullible Rubes?

    Did Winchester get fat(ter)?
  14. 2 points
    Ash Wednesday

    Trump Votes-Gullible Rubes?

    I prefer not to generalize about voters. People vote for different reasons. I think some people voted for Trump simply because they were angry and wanted to throw a hand grenade protest vote. Same with Brexit. A lot of people I know also weren't really fans of him and weren't really voting FOR Trump as much as they were holding their nose and voting against establishment politics. I have concerns that the general public are all turning into gullible rubes, where we aren't actually electing capable politicians anymore on either side -- we are going for the "rock stars" with the strong cult of personality regardless of what their credentials are. The only people I consider to be gullible rubes are the ones that follow everything Trump does or says and never criticizes or questions anything he does or says at all. I have this same problem here in the UK with people that want a hard Brexit but don't seem to acknowledge or understand what that actually entails. I suppose this goes for how people treat any politician or party. People need to form a correct conscience and use critical thinking when it comes to secular politics instead of toeing a certain political line at all costs.
  15. 2 points
    Maximilianus

    Trump Votes-Gullible Rubes?

    my guess is Hassan forgot his log in and y'all took the bait. But I could be wrong, it happens.
  16. 1 point
    Julie de Sales

    Daughters Of The Heart Of Jesus

    I know that some of you heard about this wonderful religious congregation and in January these sisters will reopen a convent in Rome!! I just love their spirituality.   Even if it’s in Italian, maybe you will enjoy this video http://gloria.tv/?media=189850 and if you have some questions about them I could answer. 
  17. 1 point
    Ash Wednesday

    Trump And The Republican Party Are So Pro-Life

    A lot of times I do feel like a lot of Republicans just use the Christians to get votes and pay a lot of lip service. That said... Does the fact that Democrat Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo just signed in a bill that allows babies to be aborted up until birth not warrant a thread? The Republicans really aren't great. That said, Democrats not pretending to be pro-life doesn't warrant voting for most of them, because they generally support legislation like this. I fail to see how some crappy Republicans justify sinning against my conscience by ticking the blue box on my ballot for the guy or gal that's even worse and supports legislation that is so horrific and out in the open for everyone to see, I even heard non-religious people over here in secular England questioning it. (On the record I'm American born, dual US-UK citizen living in England for those that don't know my story.) No "seamless garment" argument is enough for me to support the idea that a baby could be aborted at 12:04 PM but is suddenly a viable human being if born at 12:05. I have no problem with criticism from Seamless Garment Catholics rolled out at Republicans but it seems these same critics are reluctant to speak out about the Democrats. Why? Literally we go through this stuff every year and I'm not sure what kind of response there is supposed to be. Acknowledge Republicans don't always uphold what they claim to? Okay. Happy to do this. They do not do enough. Then what? Are we supposed to vote Democrat instead because they don't pretend to care but we should overlook their horrific legislation anyway? Independent? Don't mean to go off on a rant here but I'm pretty beside myself about not only that disgusting law being signed in, but them even lighting up One World Trade Center to celebrate it. And probably worst of all are the church leaders in New York that wont have the spine to excommunicate him. Honestly perhaps they're the worst culprits in all of this, not just them but every quiet "Church of Nice" leader that has stood by for almost 50 years now and done nothing while Catholic politicians from both parties just let these things happen.
  18. 1 point
    CatherineM

    Masturbation and Prostate Cancer

    Actually the science is sound. Doesn’t mean we are going along with it. There are good reasons to abort a child when the Mom has cancer. Doesn’t mean we’re doing that either.
  19. 1 point
    KnightofChrist

    This is HOT

    Tuesday it was bleak multilayered clothing winter, today, Wednesday, it was spring.
  20. 1 point
    Nihil Obstat

    How Would A Brain Transplant Work?

    Hi, Jack. I signed in on a whim this evening and happened to see this notification. Funny coincidence.
  21. 1 point
    Jennifer

    Perpetual Profession at St Joseph Monastery

    Sr Cecilia Maria of the Body of Christ is professing her perpetual vows at St Joseph Monastery Whitesville today. Pleas pray for her.
  22. 1 point
    Josh

    Bad RTL student, not

    I know you approve of Catholic students in blackface. No surprise there. You also went on and on here how Trayvon had it coming. I know where you stand. I've known for a long time. And your an atheist. Ugly combination. Never respond or address me on here again. Have a nice life.
  23. 1 point
    Peace

    Pope Francis: Former popes ignored mercy in using ‘inhuman’ death penalty

    The OT permitted divorce. Our Lord forbids it in the NT. I suppose by your simplistic thinking you also think that God also contradicted himself. Under what conditions can we not be pro-life?
  24. 1 point
    Angel Clear

    Franciscan Sisters Invite You to ‘Design Your Own Discernment Retreat’

    Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity invite young adult Catholic women discerning a calling to consecrated life to ‘design your own retreat’ in Winter or Spring 2019 Women who are discerning or even just beginning to explore Catholic religious life can arrange a visit to the Sisters N.E. Wisconsin Motherhouse at their convenience – for a few hours, a day or a weekend. Contact the Sisters with your questions, hopes, preferences, and expectations for your own ‘Vocation Visit’ or a Discernment Experience Designed for You (and your friends if they’re interested). You can informally tour their historic Motherhouse; witness daily community life; see firsthand how Sisters serve in education, music, health care and parish ministries and/or shadow a Sister in her daily ministry. Or just contact a sister nearby you for a vocation conversation Other Upcoming Retreats include February 22-24 “Come and See Our Lives, Our Home” with St. Albert Focus Missionaries and college students from Michigan’s U.P. This Wisconsin Motherhouse weekend includes visits to ministry locations, and the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. March 22 or 29 or April 19 or 26 Young Catholic Professional Women’s Friday Lenten Retreats. Arrive in time for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Evening Prayer or be at our Wisconsin Motherhouse at 5:30 p.m. for dinner with postulant and novice Sisters. A talk on Discernment of Spirits follows, with Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. You’ll have the option to stay overnight or the weekend until Sunday. “ A young professional is at a different point in her life, than someone in the first years of college. We respect your experience.” Observes Sr. Julie Ann Sheahan, OSF Vocation Directress May 24-26 Introducing Meditation and Contemplation: Franciscan Sister Jacqueline Spaniola, OSF guides single, young adult women through prayer times with insights about how to meditate and how to grow in contemplative prayer - essential guides for discernment. “At the end of our lives, all that matters is how we served our God and others, faithful to our call, and how well we respond generously to the inheritance that has been given to us.” Sr. Leonette Kochan, OSF All Retreats and Visits are free but require registration. Call or text Sister Julie Ann 920-323-9632 for more information. Or visit https://fscc-calledtobe.org God Calls You. We Invite You. Catholic Vocations. sjulieann@fscc-calledtobe.org
  25. 1 point
    chasmi

    IHM Sister professes final vows

    I was thrilled to be able to be there and share this beautiful and joyous profession.
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