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  2. SicutColumba

    More Carmelite Monasteries closing

    What was the point of instating Cor Orans? Did they not see this coming? I just don't see the point of instituting this in the first place.
  3. Jaime

    Thankfulness

    That was going to be mine I’m thankful my wife made a practice pie, a non practice pie and both turned out. I got to eat a piece a day early
  4. Today
  5. Jaime

    In this time of Pandemic

    I have a nine year old ukulele student who is quite talented and totally adorable not an essential worker. Doesn’t even have a job!
  6. Anastasia

    More Carmelite Monasteries closing

    I thought five. The new rule says that if a monastery has less than five nuns with perpetual vows they lose the right to elect their prioress. Another change is that formation time increased to nine years now. That may be responsible for the lack of vocations; it is harder to commit to such a lengthy period of "preliminary" time when one can be sent back. Here is more info, with references https://voicesoffaith.org/conversations-1/2019/10/13/why-isnt-there-an-extinction-rebellion-of-female-contemplative-monasteries-against-the-vaticans-instruction-cor-orans And also here, for
  7. BarbaraTherese

    Thankfulness

    Phatmass I am grateful to have reached 75 years in Jan 2021 Our welfare system in Australia Our weather in South Australia To be living in Australia during the COVID epidemic President-elect Joe Biden won the USA election Not a Liberal voter, but grateful for Prime Minister Morrison (Scommo) who has done an outstanding job leading us through the epidemic (still unfolding), as have our state Premiers. Really truly thankful I now know how to post images BETTER STOP!
  8. BarbaraTherese

    Catholic Answers Forum to Close

    I don't think it was as bad as now back over 5 years ago, perhaps longer. But I agree with your comments about how CAF is now. I think it has grown far too big and moderators probably can't keep up as before. It is a really weird place now to have the name "Catholic" in the title at all, because the forums were not necessarily Catholic at all, as you have highlighted. It was not the place for those seeking reliable information about Catholicism to peruse/join. I joined Catholic Community Forum before joining Pham, but I found moderation back then on CCF much too strict for the likes of me
  9. truthfinder

    More Carmelite Monasteries closing

    It has a lot of rules that changed things (which was covered pretty extensively in a thread when it first came out), but the most pertinent thing here is that a monastery must have 6 finally professed nuns to continue as a community. IIRC, if it has 5 then it is up to the bishop, and 4 or less they have to dissolve the monastery.
  10. picchick

    In this time of Pandemic

    Can you explain what you mean by this? Can you explain how you mean every living person is an essential worker?
  11. picchick

    Thankfulness

    In honor of thanksgiving and procrastination, I'd like to start a thankfulness thread. One that is unique. It is somewhat common that people are thankful for family and food and a place to live. But let's name what unique things we are thankfully for! I'm thankful for IV pumps that can calculate drip rates and convert micrograms/kilograms/min to a rate.
  12. picchick

    Ardill Update

    He is so cute!!
  13. Lilllabettt

    More Carmelite Monasteries closing

    Could you give a thumbnail sketch of Cor Orans? How it is having this effect?
  14. Lilllabettt

    Catholic Answers Forum to Close

    I saw that. In all honesty I get where management is coming from as far as questionable value. The culture was always a bit weird over there. If you asked a question you would not necessarily get a solid "Catholic" answer. Lots of well meaning but poorly catechized folks and then a large contingent of the truly rigid rule bound anxious crazy- eyed trad type. Idk why... maybe was just too big a community.
  15. Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving from the IHM Sisters of Monroe, Michigan!
  16. Graciela

    More Carmelite Monasteries closing

    So sorry that I floofed the links. Here's another attempt: Concord NH https://www.pressherald.com/2020/11/18/carmelite-monastery-in-new-hampshire-closing-after-74-years/ Loughrea, Ireland https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-40084055.html The latter is a different link and does not require subscriber access (at least for me it did not).
  17. Anastasia

    More Carmelite Monasteries closing

    Graciela Thank you for the update. It is very sad and seems to be a logical outcome of Cor Orans (I read the discourse of a Carmelite Sister about the document some months ago and the events confirm she was correct). Two links in your message are identical. Also, unfortunately I could not read about the Carmel that was around for 340 years though because it is by subscription but I will try to find the info online. If you have some other links about that monastery please share them. I found another article about the closure of 340 y.o. monastery https://www.irishexaminer.com/
  18. homeschoolmom

    dUSt, Delete my account

    Just sitting at home avoiding riots and germs.
  19. Yesterday
  20. It seems that the effects of Cor Orans are being seen more frequently. I had recently posted about the Barrington RI Carmel and the San Rafael, CA Carmels closing. Now 2 more in the USA and 1 in Ireland have announced closure. The closure of three more monasteries of Discalced Carmelite nuns have recently been announced: Erie, PA Carmel https://www.yourerie.com/news/local-news/diocese-of-erie-confirms-the-closure-of-the-erie-based-holy-family-monastery/ Concord, NH Carmel https://www.yourerie.com/news/local-news/diocese-of-erie-confirms-the-closure-of-the-erie-based-holy-famil
  21. BarbaraTherese

    Catholic Answers Forum to Close

    A message from the President of Catholic Answers Dear Members and Patrons of the Catholic Answers Forums, On Thursday December 31 at 5pm PT, Catholic Answers will close the Catholic Answers Forums (CAF). I have made the decision to close the CAF after lengthy consultation with the Catholic Answers executive committee and board of trustees. Read more HERE
  22. fides' Jack

    In this time of Pandemic

    As is the case with every single skill, there's only one way to learn.
  23. fides' Jack

    In this time of Pandemic

    Every living person. And if you do live in a blue state, the cost of living is so enormously high that the increased "minimum wage" doesn't do a beaver dam thing to help you. I could see private schooling can be better for some children. But public school is worse for all children, 100% of the time. And, imo, unless there's extreme necessity, sending your kids to public school now constitutes grave matter. I no longer believe stories like this. What other comorbidities did this teacher have? Did she have terminal cancer at the same time, or something similar? If so
  24. elizabeth09

    In this time of Pandemic

    I think it is up to the school district to make the call. If I was one of the people, I might have school online.
  25. elizabeth09

    Ban The Person Above You

    Banned for not getting my avatar right.
  26. Didacus

    In this time of Pandemic

    The challenge and effort in becoming a doctor is more so than becomong a teacher as well. Don't teachers choose to work in public as well? Although not medical...
  27. Didacus

    Ban The Person Above You

    Banned for having a confusing StarWars avatar!
  28. Jaime

    Ardill Update

    I wonder how he managed that? Perhaps he donated a kidney to her father.
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