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  2. Officially blocked by Patrick Madrid on social media. I'm good with that. KKK sympathizers who defend confederate monuments I want nothing to do with. Especially when they're on a radio station that broadcasts acround the world and claims to be the voice of Catholicism. Hopefully Raymond blocks me next. There's a reason God had me fall in love with hip-hop in the second grade when I got Warren G's album G Funk Era. So from a young age I would love black people and not grow up a racist. So I would be able to make sense of why there was a KKK rally in my hometown when I was 8 years old. So I could recognize how wrong self appointed apologist's were when they were on global Catholic radio defending confederate monuments all in the name of Jesus Christ and Catholic Evangelism.
  3. Josh

    Trump Is KKK

    Klan Leader in Chief
  4. Come to think of it he would fit in perfect with some of the trads I've met on Facebook. The one's who post racist s h I t. Actually call black people the n word in their post's and say white people shouldn't marry or have kids with black people. All while having some religious photos as their profile and cover pictures.
  5. Josh

    Trump Is KKK

    666 666 666 https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/17/opinion/donald-trump-racist.html America’s history is a tapestry of innumerable threads, many of them triumphant and inspiring that we should be deeply proud of, but Trump goes out of his way to weave together two of the most shameful strands. One is the racism and nativism that go back to the 18th century, to the Philadelphia speaker who in 1844 denounced Irish immigrants as “scum unloaded on American wharves” and helped provoke anti-Catholic riots, to the waves of hysteria against African-Americans, Italians, Chinese, Jews, Japanese-Americans, Latinos and other immigrants. There is another strain of American hospitality highlighted by the Statue of Liberty and the admission of hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese refugees beginning in the 1970s, but the nativism is real — it’s why Trump’s family, alarmed by anti-German bigotry, pretended to be Swedish.
  6. BarbaraTherese

    Unusual Error Message

    Seem to be able to post ok now, Boss
  7. BarbaraTherese

    Laughter is good medicine.....

  8. Sister Leticia

    Sisters of Our Lady of Reconciliation/UK Sisters

    Hi Nunsuch has already provided the link to a website from the England-Wales National Office of Vocation which contains lists of all the religious orders with at least one community in England and Wales. So you can browse to your heart's content! As for the Sisters of Our Lady of Reconciliation... I don't think they still exist - and it's a sad story. They were two ex-Anglican religious who left the CofE and their order to join the Ordinariate. Then one of them died of cancer, still only in her 60s, I think in about 2016. The other one, Sr Jane Louise, is listed on the Ordinariate's website as "continuing the work of" a different community - but please don't ask me what that means, officially, as I have no idea! http://www.ordinariate.org.uk/organisation/religious.php
  9. Looks like the inside of a refrigerator. All the stoneworks, look cold. Blank but not blank, minimalistic. Although with all the glass it's likely very hard and expensive to keep cool in summer. So many clashes of design. The crucifix, clashes with the tabernacle. The bottom of the tabernacle clashes with the top. The top of the tabernacle clashes with e v e r y t h i n g. The stations of the Cross clash with the crucifix and tabernacle. It's not ugly over all but it's not beautiful. I wonder if Mass here feels like a indoor outdoor Mass. Would I need my Ray-Ban's®?
  10. https://www.ocregister.com/2015/05/13/christ-cathedral-acquires-prestigious-tabernacle/
  11. It does look like the budget ran out when it came to the tabernacle doesn't it?
  12. BarbaraTherese

    Quotations that Motivate & Inspire

    Diadochus of Photike (c.400-?) Bishop On spiritual knowledge, nos. 2, 35, 94 (The Philokalia; trans. G.E.H. Palmer, Philip Sherrard, Kallistos Ware; alt.)
  13. Herbys

    Lady of Guadalupe miracle debunked

    Why would he have to disprove those claims? It was a very rudimentary, low-power blast, which barely damaged the altar and a crucifix which were closer. You don't need a miracle to explain that the painting which was further away wasn't severely damaged. And the floods didn't reach the level of the painting, so why would it have been damaged? Your faith is not made stronger by looking for miracles whenever there's any ordinary phenomenon, that just diminishes the real miracles. Amen! I agree with this completely. The Church does not accept things as miracles straight away, things are tested, tested, and tested again and then tested some more lol They put these things through rigorous tests before they make a comment on anything. The Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Science 1. The image to this date, cannot be explained by science. This is an empty claim. What part can't be explained? 2. The image shows no sign of deterioration after 450 years! The tilma or cloak of Saint Juan Diego on which the image of Our Lady has been imprinted, is a coarse fabric made from the threads of the maguey cactus. This fiber disintegrates within 20-60 years! I've seen it in person. It is quite deteriorated. It is actually in much worse shape than most paintings by medieval artists (e.g. any Leonardo is in far better shape than this painting). It is still outstanding that it is in good shape, but does not require a miracle. And no, Maguey fiber doesn't disintegrate in 20-60 years. Not at all. 3. There is no under sketch, no sizing and no protective over-varnish on the image. Like a lot of other paintings. 4. Microscopic examination revealed that there were no brush strokes. This is simply not true. Most examiners could identify coarse brush strokes. 5. The image seems to increase in size and change colors due to an unknown property of the surface and substance of which it is made. Do you have a citation for that? I have never seen that claim. 6. According to Kodak of Mexico, the image is smooth and feels like a modern day photograph. (Produced 300 years before the invention of photography.) That claim is false. There's no Kodak of Mexico, there was a representative of Kodak in Mexico (was a Mexican company) and they never made such assessment in public. This claim is just made up. 7. The image has consistently defied exact reproduction, whether by brush or camera. Absolutely and patently false. You've seen pictures, and I've seen pictures, and they are quite consistent with the real painting which I have also seen. 8. Several images can be seen reflected in the eyes of the Virgin. It is believed to be the images of Juan Diego, Bishop Juan de Zummaraga, Juan Gonzales, the interpreter and others. Here are the eyes: Feel free to zoom in and please tell me where you see those things. 9. The distortion and place of the images are identical to what is produced in the normal eye which is impossible to obtain on a flat surface. That is a bizarre and false claim. Of course you can match the distortions produced in the normal eye. It's called projection, and not only was a well known technique by the time the painting was made but also knowing it was unnecessary if you had a human model and just copied what you saw. 10. The stars on Our Lady's Mantle coincide with the constellations in the sky on December 12, 1531. All who have scientifically examined the image of Our Lady over the centuries confess that its properties are absolutely unique and so inexplicable in human terms that the image can only be supernatural! You are kidding, right? Constellations do not change over a few centuries. They look exactly the same today. And even if they were talking about something else that has changes since, it would not require a miracle, it would only require that the painter had the ability to look outside during that night!!!! Seriously, do people here forget that LYING IS A SIN????
  14. little2add

    Drop a word, keep a word

    can do
  15. http://www.ukreligiouslife.org/
  16. That’s a lot of windex.
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  18. I'm not Catholic myself but many of my family are and they always joke about me becoming a nun as I'm not married yet at age 36. This got me to thinking: just how many orders/communities are there in the UK? I've been able to find a lot of the more well known online but often websites are not up to date and the links are broken. Sisters of Our Lady of Reconciliation are a case in point. There is a lot of info about them in 2014 or so but then nothing. Did they disband or were they suppressed? I have no idea how to find out. Also, does anyone know of any lesser known communities/orders that might easily be overlooked? Thanks so much, guys!
  19. https://www.ocregister.com/2019/07/09/christ-cathedral-a-jewel-box-of-artwork-and-hidden-treasures-ready-for-grand-opening/ I don't hate it. I do question why the tabernacle looks like some kids painted it. Do I prefer this to a traditional style cathedral? No way. But, I do try to see the beauty in all things--including modern design and architecture. I also see the ecumenical beauty in taking over a former Protestant church. Update: Found an old thread discussing this way back in 2011 before the diocese bought it:
  20. graciandelamadrededios

    Question about Carmelites

    1990 CONSTITUTIONS JURIDICAL STATUS OF THE MONASTERIES ERECTION AND SUPPRESSION OF THE SAME 133. The Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel constitutes in the Church a spiritual family which belongs equally the Carmelite Fathers and the Discalced Carmelite Nuns. Between them there ought to exist a unity of spirit and of doctrine, but not necessarily a dependence of government and jurisdiction. As regards their juridical condition, our monasteries, preserving spiritual unity with the entire Order, have no other major superior above the Prioress, except the Holy See, nor they are associated with the Discalced Brothers in such wise that the Superior General should have any power over them whatsoever. Consequently, they are entrusted to the vigilance of the diocesan Bishop according to the norm of law. (Cf. can. 615) 134. These monasteries, erected by a formal decree of the Apostolic See, are of Pontifical Right and depend immediately on the same in regard to internal governance and discipline (Cf. cans. 589, 593, and 609). ====================================================================== 1991 CONSTITUTIONS THE CANONICAL STATUS OF THE MONASTERIES AND THEIR ERECTION AND SUPRESSION The canonical status of the monasteries 199. The Discalced Carmelite Nuns of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel and the Discalced Carmelite Friars together constitute a single religious family in the Church. 200. The Discalced Carmelite Nuns, who are governed by these Constitutions, profess an entirely contemplative life. They observe papal enclosure in monasteries sui juris which are governed by and subject to a Prioress, who is a major superior, according to the norm of law. The Superior General of the Order is the head of this family. To him pertains, in his service to the nuns, the task of promoting their unity in fidelity to the contemplative-ecclesial ideal begun by St. Teresa of Jesus, and of fostering union among all the monasteries and with the rest of the Order as well as with the Apostolic See, without detriment to the autonomy which universal law and these Constitutions grant to the monasteries. 201. Since they are of pontifical right, every monastery depends on the Apostolic See in what pertains to internal government and discipline. For the exercise of immediate responsibility over the monasteries, Apostolic See entrusts them to the regular superior of the Order, according to the Constitutions, or to the diocesan bishop, according to the norm of law. For that reason, as far as the canonical condition of the monasteries is concerned: a) Some remain, according to the age-old norm, under the jurisdiction of our Order, and have as their regular superior the Superior General or their respective provincial, who have over the monastery the jurisdiction determined by these Constitutions. b) Others, by the Apostolic See's special decision, are entrusted to the special vigilance of the diocesan bishop, according to the norm of law. 202. The canonical condition of the individual monasteries, to which reference is made in the preceding number, must be determined in the act of foundation. For a monastery entrusted to the special vigilance of the bishop according to the norm 615 to pass under the jurisdiction of our Order, the following are necessary: a) The deliberative vote of the monastery. b) The approval of the diocesan bishop. c) The Superior General's acceptance with the consent of the Definitory. d) The authorization of the Apostolic See. For a monastery placed under the authority of our Order to be entrusted to the special vigilance of the diocesan bishop, the following is required: a) The deliberative vote of the monastery. b) The approval of the Superior General with the consent of the Definitory. c) The diocesan bishop's acceptance. d) The authorization of the Apostolic See. 203. The juridical autonomy mentioned in the foregoing numbers, must be accompanied by autonomy of life. Therefore a monastery must have everything it needs to lead an autonomous life, including enough resources and personnel for a faithful Teresian Carmelite observance and formation and government, so as to give assurances for the vitality of the monastery, its development, and its future needs, according to the norm of the present Constitutions. This must be kept in mind especially when new foundations are being planned.
  21. dUSt

    CS Lewis' Space Trilogy Book Discussion

    I'll be on a couple flights tomorrow so will probably have read through Chapter 10, at least, by this weekend.
  22. Seven77

    Stranger Things

    And, minor spoiler, if you haven't finished episode six… she so happens to be a nerd.
  23. Seven77

    CS Lewis' Space Trilogy Book Discussion

    Yeah, glad you mentioned that Anomaly… Weston has that whole, the end justifies the means thing going on. We can use a mentally challenged kid as a guinea pig, we can kidnap some random professor, in the name of progress and furthering humanity, etc. And when Ransom says that it was wrong of them to kidnap him, Weston is like, "you're thinking too much about yourself!"
  24. Anomaly

    CS Lewis' Space Trilogy Book Discussion

    I’m not sure it was a common attitude, but it is part of the whole “class” system that society struggles to evolve from. I notice it often in older period novels. I’ve read ahead a bit and I want to talk more about this issue in the context of later events.
  25. dUSt

    CS Lewis' Space Trilogy Book Discussion

    Yeah I did notice that but didn't think much about it. I guess I just assumed it was because he was a villain so that's how a bad guy would think. Didn't ponder the thought of that just being the common attitude for everyone in 1938. It was interesting to me to read about the spaceship being like a mini planet where the center of gravity was the center of the ship. One thing I didn't understand is how you are able to be in the day on one side of the ship and in the night on the other side. Oh wait. I think I just figured it out. The side facing the sun is the day side. Duh. lol
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