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  1. dominicansoul

    Praise the Lord majority wins 6 to 3

    Praise be Jesus Christ!!! I never thought I would live to see this day!!! Thank God for President Trump! Every person who castigated him and questioned his Prolife efforts needs to apologize. Greatest Prolife president ever!!!
    4 points
  2. little2add

    Praise the Lord majority wins 6 to 3

    Praise the Lord majority wins 6 to 3😃
    3 points
  3. fides' Jack

    Gender Ideology

    3 points
  4. ardillacid

    Praise the Lord majority wins 6 to 3

    Might be time to leave sodom and Gomorrah behind.
    3 points
  5. fides' Jack

    Praise the Lord majority wins 6 to 3

    Sadly it changes nothing in my state, except that we're now allowed to fight. The battle is just beginning. Onward, Christian soldiers!
    3 points
  6. little2add

    Gender Ideology

    3 points
  7. Norseman82

    Gender Ideology

    Something the pastor of my parish wrote: http://www.imcatholic.net/articles/Gender-Another-Contemporary-Challenge-for-the-Church Also, please remember that in one of the gospels, when Christ was asked about divorce, He prefaced it with a reference to Genesis and said "Did you not read that in the beginning God created them male and female?" - none of this ze/za/zim/zu/zo nonsense.
    3 points
  8. Anastasia13

    Gender Ideology

    Yes! Let’s draw the line at sex. You have a sex. How you express that is up to you and doesn’t change your sex.
    3 points
  9. JHFamily

    Sundry bad feels about being a Catholic woman

    I have the impression that maybe you have been taught an incorrect view of womanhood in the Church. St. Teresa of Avila wrote more than once that she wished the nuns to be "men", not in the biological sense, but strong, practical women. She eschewed effeminacy in her sisters, a trait which would not make a good sister or nun. Maybe you could find some solace in reading her books. "The World's First Love" by Fulton Sheen and "The Mother" by Cardinal Mindzenty are both beautiful reflections on the importance of womanhood in the Church. Lest we forget, that there is only one place that God continues creating in this world -- the womb of a woman. Everything else He allows to naturally occur. Lastly, on behalf of the thousands of women who have consecrated themselves as our prayer warriors, teachers, nurses, social workers, and on and on... I take issue with this statement most vehemently. Many a bishop would find himself hog-tied were it not for his laywomen, active sisters, and most importantly, his cloistered nuns, and he would never, ever consider them a burden or a drain on resources.
    3 points
  10. Norseman82

    Texas shooter and gender dysphoria?

    3 points
  11. little2add

    The culture barrier is real

    actually there is a stark contrast between subjects. Gay marriage involves consenting adults. No unborn child consents to his or her own destruction. They are as different as night and day
    2 points
  12. Luigi

    New Role for Sr. Mary Catharine, OP

    Very interesting - thanks for posting. The Bronx monastery had perhaps 12 or 15 nuns (based on what I could see in their newsletters), but recently the monastery in Lancaster, PA closed, and those nuns (maybe 6 or 7?) chose to transfer to Corpus Christi monastery in the Bronx. And they have a novice, too! May Sr. Mary Catharine go in peace to love and serve the Lord by serving the Corpus Christi community.
    2 points
  13. Archaeology cat

    surgery tomorrow

    I would appreciate prayers, as I'm having surgery for endometriosis tomorrow. I've been in a crazy amount of pain, so I'm kinda looking forward to it, but also nervous because I always get really nauseated with anesthesia. For half of my surgeries I've gotten super sick afterwards, but not the most recent ones. Thanks for the prayers. Also pray for my kids, as they're nervous.
    2 points
  14. Jaime

    The culture barrier is real

    I just want to go on record to say racism smells of elderberries and dUSt's wife is incredibly good looking
    2 points
  15. fides' Jack

    Praise the Lord majority wins 6 to 3

    Of course it's a victory! I just led my family in a rosary of thanksgiving for the good it will do throughout the nation. But in my state, any real change will require more effort.
    2 points
  16. fides' Jack

    Gender Ideology

    Does anyone remember when "transgenders" were called "transsexuals"? The term "transgender" is extremely new. The left deliberately changed the language used in order to make it more acceptable and palatable, and to further ruin society and degrade true morality - as they do with other things. It's a tactic that's been used throughout history to tear down society and civilizations.
    2 points
  17. JHFamily

    Sundry bad feels about being a Catholic woman

    None of us is worth it. Yet, all of us are worth it because we're all made in the image and likeness of God. We are all called to holiness. We are all called to "be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect." God has made every single one of us for heaven. Your perceptions of worth seem, well, in my opinion, reprehensible. (I know that seems rather strong, but I have the perception that you are very adamant about women's worthlessness.) God has work for each and every one of us, and if we just thumb our nose at it and say, "Well, not that's not important enough to do," than we are contributing to the destruction of the Church.
    2 points
  18. Feankie

    Sundry bad feels about being a Catholic woman

    Trendy?! I've been a certified SD since 1999 and have a very active list of directees. If I had more time (and energy) I would probably take on new directees. May I ask.....why do you feel you would not receive any benefit/s from seeing a SD and would be reluctant to see one? What I'm hearing you say is that you've pretty much already made up your mind SD is useless for you. Why not give it a try? You might be surprised. SD's are here to serve....not to judge. To suggest...not to demand. And we're not therapists. Many of us consider this a ministry and don't charge a fee. No one or nothing is a waste of time, The worst things are (if you can call them that) is you're uncomfortable with either a particular SD or you're uncomfortable with what you've discovered about yourself and simply stop attending sessions. Yes, that does happen. SD has to be a 2-way street. I've had directees from across the board.....those wanting to deepen their spiritual life, confused, mad at God, angry at being told they have no vocation to a certain Order/Monastery/priesthood/etc., feeling stuck "in a rut", you name it and I've probably dealt with it. SD's pretty much hear it all and refer out to competent therapists when appropriate, It's not a quick fix or an easy process by any means. It takes time, work, commitment, and a letting go of one's ego in the process to let God work in and through you. And SD is never wasted. There is always something to be learned about yourself in the process.
    2 points
  19. Antigonos

    Sundry bad feels about being a Catholic woman

    As a nurse-midwife, I have myself baptized several newborns, born in imminent danger of dying, when there was no time to have a priest summoned. We were instructed in the correct procedure by a priest when we were student nurses, and on those occasions when I performed a baptism, a priest was later consulted and was told no further baptism was needed.
    2 points
  20. Credo in Deum

    Gender Ideology

    You're more than welcome to blindly follow institutions which have ideological leanings but you don't get to pass this stuff off as science. Not one part of the article you shared points to any scientific study for the claims being made. The pioneers of this current quackery, Alfred Kinsey and John Money, are pretty sordid characters. Kinsey who's famous report having taken his date from prisoners' and prostitutes (only later to have his "data" re-evaluated and scrubbed by his successor) also had charts of orgasms from children and infants. He claims he never conducted the experiments but only received the data from others, but his credibility is pretty shot. As for John Money, well, that guy was particularly disgusting testing his "gender identity" theory on David Reimer when he was a child. David later killed himself because of the trauma he experienced. You can read about that here: https://www.simplypsychology.org/David-Reimer.html I don't expect someone as "learned" as yourself to change your views. Others are more than welcome though to research these two ghoul's.
    2 points
  21. dUSt

    Gender Ideology

    Make sense to me.
    2 points
  22. DameAgnes

    2022 Entrances, Vows and Ordinations

    New Novice for the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary https://www.facebook.com/SistersMICM/posts/pfbid0h12EhBB6XXYaVe3QEK8e4UzxJ4jTzLzzH7SGXkcZ8RbDsdC33GvojfGua773gzPAl
    2 points
  23. little2add

    Gender Ideology

    if a man needs to dress up like a woman then by all means use the ladies room when your out in public. Nobody needs to (or wants) know. A little discretion and comon courtesy goes along way.
    2 points
  24. What could be wrong with your seeing God in a 'teacher/student' relationship? Jesus of Nazareth had women amongst his disciples, whom we revere. There is no one image anyone has of God. God is transcendent - beyond our real understanding.
    2 points
  25. Sponsa-Christi

    Sundry bad feels about being a Catholic woman

    Well, you don't actually need a priest to baptize, either! In a case of necessity, anyone (Catholic or not, ordained or not, woman or man) can baptize as long as they use water and the correct formula. A monastery of priests who occasionally kidnap random women and force them to bear children is *not* a bare-bones model of the Church! A better model would be what happened with the early Christians in Japan: after some initial missionary activity by Jesuit priests, all Catholic clergy were driven out of the country. But lay catechists kept the faith alive for the next few hundred years, until clergy could come back. And as Pope Francis is fond of saying, the Church herself is feminine (in Italian it's literally the grammatical feminine la Chiesa; same with other Romance languages). Theologically, the Church is the bride of Christ, which is an intrinsically feminine identity.
    2 points
  26. Tessa

    Sundry bad feels about being a Catholic woman

    Maybe spiritual motherhood has been 'shoved down your throat' in a way unattractive to you. Maybe look at it more as service or love of neighbour or leading by example. That's what mothers often/(should) do- show the way to follow and encourage others to go that way, they serve the weak, look for solutions, help find problems and give love where it's needed. That's the call of Christians in a broad way too... so for some motherhood is a beautiful way to embody that image, for others it's just simply service, love and giving example. Our Lady and the female Saints weren't ordained. We are all a drain on the Church's resources but without us, there would be no Church. There are a million ways to serve without being ordained. What would the Church be if it were only made up of ordained people? It wouldn't be a Church. It wouldn't be anything much. Men show many virtuous traits that we as women can imitate. Jesus was a man and we are called to take on his virtues; to become Christlike. Women are called to that. We have to be conformed to Christ. So if we see the virtues of holiness in men and imitate that, we are not being masculine- we're being Christlike. Just the same, some virtues come more naturally to some women and men are called to imitate us there too- gentility, nurturing, caregiving... In creating Our Lady as a woman, was God saying she wasn't capable? Women are no less capable, no less able to stand on their own two feet. The Church doesn't say that. The Lord doesn't say that. Stand on your own feet. Noone else is going to let you stand atop theirs. Grow into the full stature of Christ and embrace your femininity in Him and in the example of Catherine of Siena, Teresa of Avila, Julian of Norwich.
    2 points
  27. Luigi

    Siblings and vocations

    It used to be extremely common. I have three aunts (from a family of 4 boys and 9 girls) who entered religious life, two in one order and the third in another. Within both of those congregations, there are multiple family connections - one pair of twins, seven sets of sisters, two sisters + a cousin, an aunt + a niece, etc. In my diocese (over the course of decades) I can think of half a dozen pair of brothers ordained for the diocese, although at the moment there is only one pair - as I say, it used to be common. From my parish, two sisters entered religious life (one cloistered Carmelite, one active School Sisters of Notre Dame). Or local Carmel had a pair of twins, too. Families used to be bigger, and if multiple children entered religious life, there were still plenty of others who married & had children, who took care of Mom & Dad in their old age, etc. I think the important thing is that each sibling has a true vocation and is not entering religious life or the priesthood simply to make Mom & Dad happy (which I have seen happen - it didn't turn out well), or B follows A into religious life simply because he doesn't know what else to do with himself. It's not as common as it once was, but it still happens.
    2 points
  28. “The Church teaches that every spiritual soul is created immediately by God - it is not ‘produced’ by the parents - and also that it is immortal: it does not perish when it separates from the body at death, and it will be reunited with the body at the final Resurrection.” —Catechism of the Catholic Church, 366
    2 points
  29. It actually encourages it. Fifty years later, president LBJ’s Great Society plan has left our country in which fewer workers enjoy employer pensions and health care, 31 percent of children live in single-parent families (up from 12 percent in 1960), household wages have long been stagnant, and inequality has reverted to levels we have not seen since the eve of the Great Depression. Unfortunately, the legacy of the Great Society is one of hubris, and of more destructive creativity than creative destruction. Welfare programs designed to provide for those who were poor dis-incentivized hard work. Tax rates meant to redistribute wealth starved investment in starting and expanding businesses that would have employed more people at higher rates of pay. Indiscriminate programs to provide for single mothers and their children discouraged marriage and the propagation and maintenance of nuclear families, and rewarded promiscuity and the rearing of children born out of wedlock. All of these together damned generations of poor Americans to a vicious cycle of higher crime, substance-abuse, poor education, and low economic opportunity.
    2 points
  30. little2add

    Roe v Wade may be overturned?

    The democrats are fighting the overturning of R v W, tooth and nail Even Threatening to pack the Supreme Court if they don’t get their way. it was reported today that there is a 70% shortage of baby formula. The government has its priorities and clearly human reproduction is not one of them There is absolutely no excuse for not having babies formula available in the land of milk and honey. It’s unconscionable that this could happen in America.
    2 points
  31. little2add

    Roe v. Wade - Bad Law (from a Legal Perspective)

    2 points
  32. Credo in Deum

    Roe v. Wade - Cases of Rape and Incest?

    Whenever a pro-choice person brings up abortion for rape and incest, I ask them if they would consent to abortions only for rape and incest? They say no. I say neither would I (clearly for a different reason). I then congratulate them on us agreeing with each other and watch them have a meltdown.
    2 points
  33. tinytherese

    Roe v. Wade - Cases of Rape and Incest?

    I hope you don't mean the morning after pill or anything similar to that. They're the same as abortions. This is the story of a woman who became pregnant through rape. Rebecca Kiessling was conceived in rape and argues that abortion is never acceptable in cases like hers and incest. She has a website which includes a blog posts where she, others conceived in rape, mothers through rape or incest, and those who aborted after rape share their stories. https://www.savethe1.com/ Rebecca is a family lawyer who advocates and attempts to help mothers terminate the parental rights of rapists. It's horrifying that there are places where these women can be legally forced to co-parent with their rapists. https://www.ncsl.org/research/human-services/parental-rights-and-sexual-assault.aspx?fbclid=IwAR32wQvfcVcmdRay3ti0nzOvNxZAH9JzXQsBY0KfYl75xvAklroNJrJd1I https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/in-alabama--where-lawmakers-banned-abortion-for-rape-victims--rapists-parental-rights-are-protected/2019/06/09/6d2aa5de-831b-11e9-933d-7501070ee669_story.html The solution is The Rape Survivor Child Custody Act, which would terminate rapists' parental rights. Rebecca works to get approved throughout the U.S. https://www.savethe1.com/2019/10/02/terminatingparentalrightsofrapists/
    2 points
  34. little2add

    Roe v. Wade - Bad Law (from a Legal Perspective)

    2 points
  35. There is nothing self-righteous about it, nor is there anything unloving about it. No one is saying we shouldn't help those in need, but there is a difference between helping those in need and supporting social aid programs which incentivize a way of life contrary to the gospel just so you can score human respect points. Did an all loving God spare us from the consequences of our first parents' sin? No. Did he still show us mercy while not condoning such actions which lead to our fall. Yes. Democrat social programs create safety nets for sinful behavior! You support this sinful behavior when you support their social programs.
    2 points
  36. MaryMagdalene

    Just started discerning

    I'll just throw out that I filled out the contact form for the Nashville Dominicans, and they sent me a huge packet of flyers and such about their community. I'm pretty sure I'm called elsewhere, but if you're at all interested in them, I'd at least fill out the form and then you'll have a bit more to work with. Even if you decide that's not the community for you, they included and bunch of stuff like sisters' vocation stories that may help you with your discernment. Also definitely get a spiritual director! Doesn't have to be anything fancy. I was able to start meeting with one of the staff members at the Catholic center for my university, and she's been super helpful!
    2 points
  37. Isabella

    Just started discerning

    I agree with the other posters but would add something else - as someone noted, there are a lot of communities; some are very new. While you want to do the will of God, this is your life. Be sure the communities you consider are established and sound and on a firm financial footing. Obviously this isn't the first question you ask, but it's important.
    2 points
  38. Nunsuch

    Thoughts on the Times article?

    You are absolutely right. Reporters who write about religion are often woefully uninformed. Imagine such ignorance of the subject in one writing about government--or sports! They'd be fired in a day. It is very frustrating indeed.
    2 points
  39. DisplayNameBlock

    Thoughts on the Times article?

    Yes, she's Episcopalian. I'm cutting and pasting the first two grafs: Before she entered the Community of St. John Baptist in 2012, Claudette Monica Powell performed in an acoustic rock duo and an improv comedy troupe in Los Angeles. Now she goes by Sister Monica Clare, sings in a church choir in Mendham Township, N.J., and posts matter-of-fact videos about convent life on TikTok. “Most people have no idea that there are Episcopal nuns,” she said. On @nunsenseforthepeople, she answers questions about religious rituals (“What’s up with the ashes?”), posts animal videos and teaches her sizable audience about Episcopalian values like gender equality and inclusion. (Offline, she has marched in Black Lives Matter protests and showed her support for women’s rights.) *** Dumb question, though: in the dek (subheader), it says "Sisters are joining TikTok to offer a window into their cloistered experiences. “We’re not all grim old ladies reading the Bible,” one nun said." But the three main nuns who are profiled are this woman Powell, a sister from the Media Nuns, and someone founding a new order in what appears to be remote Arizona, who has a TikTok about driving around the area. So this is an incorrect use of "cloistered" on behalf of the Times, right? Because none of these nuns are actually cloistered? I'm a writer, people mess things all up the time, not trying to shame, just trying to make sure I use the word correctly myself!
    2 points
  40. debc

    Nice video on Arkansas Catholic priest.

    2 points
  41. Sponsa-Christi

    Consecrated Virgin Requirements

    The short answer is yes. Hidden sins against chastity (i.e., sins only an individual and her confessor would know about) are not a canonical impediment to receiving the consecration of virgins. However, on a level of personal discernment, I would say that a woman who continually struggles with these particular sins might want to seriously discern with her spiritual director whether or not she is in fact called to a vocation with a strong spirituality of virginity---as in, would that particular spirituality be a healthy one for her? The question of whether someone meets the canonical criteria for becoming a consecrated virgin is distinct from the question of whether or not this is where God is actually calling her.
    2 points
  42. fides' Jack

    Gender Ideology

    Absolutely. I've been saying for years that the only reason pedophilia wasn't normalized years ago, as it was in other past civilizations as they started to crumble, was because satan needed to use it to attack the Church. Now that the public is seeing that it's not just a problem in the Church, but really everywhere, that normalization process is going to really ramp up. God help us and have mercy on us!
    1 point
  43. little2add

    Define “COOL”

    Although there are no single concepts of cool, its definitions fall into a few broad categories. Cool has been used to describe a general state of well-being, a transcendent, internal peace and serenity... It can also refer to absence of conflict, the state of harmony and balance as in a “cool (spiritual) heart”. Cool can similarly be used to describe composure and absence of excitement in a person - especially in time to stress - as expressed in the idiom to keep your cool. There was no single concept of cool. One of the essential characteristics of cool is its mutability – what is considered cool changes of time and among cultures and generations. EVERYONE IN THE PHATMASS COMMUNITY IS COOL!!!
    1 point
  44. JHFamily

    TLM Active Orders

    Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Still River, Massachusetts, not to be confused with the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in NH.
    1 point
  45. Didacus

    Roe v Wade may be overturned?

    Love this!
    1 point
  46. little2add

    Texas shooter and gender dysphoria?

    Kind of a unfortunate use of a Metaphor, you said
    1 point
  47. Credo in Deum

    Roe v. Wade - Anti-Abortion Folks Don't Do Enough to Support Single Mothers

    Democrats are more willing to support social programs which are basically social safety nets for reckless behavior; behavior which is contrary to the commandments and therefore contrary to true charity. It would be unwise for a pro-life person to support such programs which incentives single parenthood, fatherlessness, and the abortion culture. Those who do not care about safeguarding the family likewise don't care about killing a baby. Clearly, there are those who are single parents through no fault of their own. However, current social programs do not care about such distinctions, so until these programs are reformed, no one should be funding them. Are Catholics called to support single parenthood? This we know to be true. People would think twice about what they do if abortion is no longer legal. People would think twice about what they do if we limited aid programs to single parents who met certain criteria.
    1 point
  48. dUSt

    Texas shooter and gender dysphoria?

    Agreed, that's why I edited the post and removed it. I remember Peter West from Catholic Answers so I trusted his post just out of association.
    1 point
  49. fides' Jack

    fides' Jack's Mega Anti-Vax Thread

    Over 17,000 doctors and medical scientists now stand firmly in opposition to everything the government has done regarding covid: https://globalcovidsummit.org/news/declaration-iv-restore-scientific-integrity
    1 point
  50. fides' Jack

    fides' Jack's Mega Anti-Vax Thread

    The shots weren't there to help you. Nor are they vaccines. They are there for a number of reasons, not the least of which is to make people more willing to submit themselves to the medical government. The reason they want submission is because the Antichrist will soon be here (he's already working behind the scenes), and he wants everyone to take the Mark. As a precursor to the Mark (as is face masks), all those who willingly took the jab or willingly wore face masks will be more susceptible to believing the lies that will come about when the identity of the Antichrist is revealed. They are more likely to fall prey to the Mark themselves unless they convert their lives very, very soon. That is one of many reasons for the jabs. A lesser reason, but I think the one that lower echelons of puppets like Bill Gates believe, is the reason of human population control. It's not a conspiracy. It's a full-fledged attack by satan on creation. We believe because we want to believe. He has so much control over the world due to our sins that he has entered into all of our minds, and only God can decide who satan is able to intellectually influence. It is justice for our embrace of sin. Covid-19 and vaccines are only a tiny part of that.
    1 point
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