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  1. DisplayNameBlock

    Could I be aromantic and if so, does this mean I should have a celibate life

    You might be overthinking this? I can't speak to the vocational aspect, but it's normal to worry about boundaries when in a relationship. Plenty of people maintain friendships/concern over their other loved one's wellbeing when in a relationship? I've been with my husband for almost eleven years, and I'm not sure I'd describe it as "giving myself entirely to one person." Again, I don't have a vocation (I'm not Catholic), but from reading here and elsewhere about the matter, it sounds like it's more a positive commandment––i.e. I feel a call to religious life––rather than a negative one/process of elimination––I don't feel a call to romance, so ergo I must be religious. Someone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
    4 points
  2. fides' Jack

    For those who defend Trump

    This is something that I brought up before his election. I thought he was the wrong man for the job. But even with his faults he ended up doing better than any other single president during my lifetime. And infinitely better than the current buffoon in the white house who has just about brought us to destruction. I don't see how the country as-is can survive another year of him.
    3 points
  3. I was very struck by this line. Maybe it's the online nature of the post, but this seems like 'people-pleasing,' where one finds self-worth in making the people around them 'happy.' If that's indeed what this desire is, it will not make you or anyone around you happy. My apologies if I have misread the context here.
    2 points
  4. benedictaaugustine

    Could I be aromantic and if so, does this mean I should have a celibate life

    @DisplayNameBlock is correct. A call to religious life should come from the Lord as an invitation, not be considered as an escape or “well if I don’t have x then I should do religious life”. Also almost every sister I’ve spoken to says that it’s important to have a healthy desire for marriage and love, because religious sisters are called to spiritual motherhood and spousal love with Christ. Now does that mean that you can’t join RL if you’re aro? No, not at all. But that shouldn’t be the main prompter. As for your wanting to spend time with this guy and your friends, I don’t see how entering into a relationship with this guy should be a blocker to you loving your friends! Relationships are exactly what we make them, and you can make sure you have boundaries and are still spending time with friends and loving them well. Loving one person does not “deplete” our love tank. It increases. Now, if you feel strongly called to universal love vs love of one person in marriage, there’s something to look into. But for most vocations, which is marriage, eventually you will be called to prioritize the love of your spouse and children above the time you spend with friends/family etc
    2 points
  5. Vernon

    Women's Retreat

    A retreat is a great idea but I don't think there is such a thing as a silent women's retreat.
    2 points
  6. little2add

    Banned from Facebook

    You should apologize for your hateful vicious nasty comments. I’ve never advocated for someone to be banned but after what you have said maybe you should be banned good day
    1 point
  7. BarbaraTherese

    Banned from Facebook

    Whatever!
    1 point
  8. little2add

    Banned from Facebook

    Now your talking… Now your talking…
    1 point
  9. Vernon

    Banned from Facebook

    I can't make any sense out of her posts, except that she stupidly thinks that Donald Trump is stupid. Sorry for saying "stupidly." I meant to edit that out but apparently you only get 10 seconds or so. But please don't pray against Trump. He was the best we've had in a very long time, so much better than our phony Catholic abortion-loving president.
    1 point
  10. little2add

    Banned from Facebook

    Now you and President Trump have something in common!
    1 point
  11. little2add

    For those who defend Trump

    are you referring to pro-life, anti-abortion, pro-family zealots? At least, he didn't make his money like most of the (multi-millionaire) politicians in Congress, using insider trading.
    1 point
  12. styxpiealamode

    fides' Jack's Mega Anti-Vax Thread

    How long have people been talking about vaccines? It is obviously not helping us as they told us. I was vaccinated, but in the past 3 months I was twice positive and very ill.
    1 point
  13. profer_lumen_cæcis

    Women's Retreat

    +JMJ+ Well, not quite the direction I saw this thread going...but the humor is appreciated all the same "A joyful mind maketh age flourishing: a sorrowful spirit drieth up bones." Proverbs 17,22
    1 point
  14. little2add

    Final Solution for 'AntiVaxxers'?

    just saying...
    1 point
  15. Credo in Deum

    Final Solution for 'AntiVaxxers'?

    True but we don’t have to make it easy for them. https://rumble.com/vsf51r-planet-lockdown-trailer-where-is-this-headed.html
    1 point
  16. I think most of us have, at one time or another. Nothing wrong with that. You don't relate to every person in the same way.
    1 point
  17. fides' Jack

    Judging others

    Judging others constitutes making a determination regarding where someone stands morally in God's eyes. That, we can never know. It is not "judging others" to condemn their sinful actions or to offer fraternal correction. And, in fact, it can often be a sin of omission not to. We're likely all guilty of that...
    1 point
  18. fides' Jack

    fides' Jack's Mega Anti-Vax Thread

    Studies are now showing that the Pfizer "vaccine" did more harm than good. And we STILL don't know the long-term effects of this. ----------------------------- Would you jump off a cliff if the government asked you to? What if most everyone else was jumping off the cliff? What if everyone you know tells you that you have a moral obligation to jump off the cliff? What if you risked your job, your livelihood, if you chose not to jump off the cliff? The next step will be, what if you were threatened with jail time if you choose not to jump? Worse than that, what if the bishops of the world again deny you the sacraments if you choose not to jump off the cliff? The answer is yes, you will and have already taken a dive from the precipice, like literal sheep who jump without looking or thinking. On the way down you've patted yourself on the back, proud of sacrificing yourself in the name of "medical science". Most still do not see that the end times have arrived. Many have argued from a biblical standpoint that it can't be because there isn't a one-world government. They need to open their eyes: the nations' governments have all surrendered quietly to a new order, and our new government officials are called "medical scientists". Totalitarianism is already world-wide. It will only get worse. If you aren't allowed to believe what you want to believe, if you aren't even allowed to be skeptical without being put down or made fun of (or as many have done, lose your career), then it is the opposite of true science, which is the search for truth. Government-mandated "science" is ALWAYS bad.
    1 point
  19. fides' Jack

    Women's Retreat

    It's not that bad. It was a funny joke. And not terribly rude.
    1 point
  20. Vernon

    Women's Retreat

    Thank you for your rebuke. I will be sure to discuss this with my pastor. As a penance, I will be reading more articles like the following so I can understand why women talk so much. https://gladieuxconsulting.com/why-do-women-talk-so-much/
    1 point
  21. Didacus

    Final Solution for 'AntiVaxxers'?

    No surprises; the Canadien 'Macron', Justin 'POS' Trudeau followed suut saying that unvaxxed are racists and other stuff. All this is really getting out of hand. All for the sake of a common cold... Lord help us.
    1 point
  22. little2add

    Would a Basic Minimum Income dramatically reduce abortions?

    Look at you go
    1 point
  23. benedictaaugustine

    Women's Retreat

    Was this supposed to be some type of sexist joke, or do you genuinely not have any knowledge of that? I want to give you the benefit of the doubt, because surely you wouldn’t have purposefully made such an unchristian remark. yes there are plenty of silent ignatian retreats for women. Do I know of any near or sponsored by Latin mass communities? No sorry. You should reach out to your local parish to get some info or contact local women’s communities to see if they host any!
    1 point
  24. little2add

    Would a Basic Minimum Income dramatically reduce abortions?

    Nice Why beesh about the mega wealthy? You don’t have anything to complain about as far as finances are concerned.
    1 point
  25. Credo in Deum

    On whether the idiocy of atheism speaks for itself

    It’s not silly at all because I recognize my opinion doesn’t constitute a fact about beauty, since I could be wrong; which is why I can’t force this opinion on others since I have no authority to do so. Yet this doesn’t change the logical conclusions that “A” is either in fact beautiful or that “A” is in fact ugly. It can’t be both since that would make it meaningless. A complication emerges with a purely subjective account of beauty, because the idea of beauty becomes meaningless if everything is merely a matter of taste or personal preference. If beauty is purely in the eye of the beholder, the idea of beauty has no value as an ideal comparable to truth or goodness. Controversies arise over matters of taste; people can have strong opinions regarding whether or not beauty is present, suggesting that perhaps there are some standards. https://courses.lumenlearning.com/atd-pima-philosophy/chapter/8-1-what-is-beauty-what-is-art/ I guess my logic isn’t that silly. Subjective morality is silly and still very meaningless.
    1 point
  26. Credo in Deum

    On whether the idiocy of atheism speaks for itself

    According to the definition, Nazi’s we’re moral. According to the definition the USSR was moral. According to the definition the CCP is moral. My argument isn’t circular it’s pretty logical. If good and evil exists then there must be an authoritative source for it that applies to all mankind. Does Good and Evil exist, Peace?
    1 point
  27. ArciMoto

    For those who defend Trump

    since its the anniversary of the storming of congress, thought I'd point out if one seriously looked at TRUMPS business history it is basically a "yuge" red flag warning since the red flag warning was ignored by zealots who have perverted religious beliefs, it is actually not too surprised why there is a mass mob delusion that TRUMP is a "messiah figure" it's been many, many years since high school but back then read that according to St Thomas Aquinas "temptation which comes from the enemy takes the form of a suggestion" http://www.newadvent.org/summa/4041.htm since the devil acts through the power of suggestion I wonder is this what is actually happening?! also seems the parable of the vineyard owner, is a theological way to view the topic of “climate change” ...a landowner set forth a vineyard with great care and lavish attention he then entrusted it to tenant farmers at harvest time, he sought his share of the produce yet instead of giving the owner what was due him, the tenant farmers refused, ridiculing, beating, and even killing the servants sent to collect his share they end by killing the owner’s own son when jesus asks his audience what they thought the owner would do in response, they replied that he would put the men to a wretched death and lease his vineyard to other tenants who would give him the produce at the proper time obviously, they did not realize that in the parable the landlord was actually describing them,... and that such a judgment would be upon them unless they repented http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+21%3A33-46&version=NCB
    1 point
  28. Credo in Deum

    Final Solution for 'AntiVaxxers'?

    People need to be serious about opposing the World Economic Forum. Those globalist asshats are trying to bring about total slave state.
    1 point
  29. gloriana35

    Could I be aromantic and if so, does this mean I should have a celibate life

    If you are worried, fear not - you aren't called to a life you fear will be forced upon you. I don't think it is unusual for certain people to be without romantic attractions, perhaps periodically, if not permanently. (Most of us celibates still have attractions - not that we do anything with them.) There can be many reasons that influence not wanting to be in a relationship - perhaps being devoted to a work goal, or education, and being immersed in this. You're only 23. Don't worry that you'll be forced into permanent celibacy, or that you must marry. Lots of unmarried people have rich, full lives, but you may still find that you are going to marry late.
    1 point
  30. Didacus

    "Let's Go Brandon!"

    Long live democracy!
    1 point
  31. nikita92

    St. Mary Sisters

    Well..would someone please pray, that Washington State became more populated with religious communities..Benedictine for one..that is not located in the Eastern part, such as "Spokane"; or on one of our San Juan islands such as "Our lady of the rock monastery"! More Convents here please!! ;-)
    1 point
  32. Credo in Deum

    fides' Jack's Mega Anti-Vax Thread

    Whenever someone talks about covid-19 death numbers I always think of this from November #FOLLowThEScIEncE
    1 point
  33. Credo in Deum

    Judging others

    It’s false to say we can never be aware of other peoples mental life or the circumstances they are in at any particular time. People can reveal these things themselves about themselves and evidence can be gathered. From the Haydock Commentary on Matthew 7:1-2 Ver. 1. Judge not,[1] or condemn not others rashly, that you may not be judged or condemned. Wi. — S. Jerom observes, Christ does not altogether forbid judging, but directs us how to judge. Where the thing does not regard us, we should not undertake to judge. Where it will bear a favourable interpretation, we should not condemn. Magistrates and superiors, whose office and duty require them to judge faults, and for their prevention to condemn and punish them, must be guided by evidence, and always lean towards the side of mercy, where there are mitigating circumstances. Barefaced vice and notorious sinners should be condemned and reprobated by all. A. — In this place, nothing more is meant than that we should always interpret our neighbor's actions in the most favourable light. God permits us to judge of such actions as cannot be done with a right intention, as murder. As to indifferent actions, we must always judge in the most favourable sense. There are two things in which we must be particularly on our guard: 1. With what intention such an action was done. 2. Whether the person who appears wicked will not become good. S. Jerom. Ver. 2. This rule, which God will infallibly follow, should put a check to the freedom with which we so frequently condemn our neighbour. A. — As we behave towards our neighbours, interpreting their actions with charitableness, and excusing their intentions with mildness; or, on the contrary, judging them with severity, and condemning them without pity; so shall we receive our judgment. M. — As the pardon of our sins is proportioned to the pardon we afford to others, so also will our judgment be proportioned to the judgment we pass on others. If our neighbour be surprised by sin, we must not reproach or confound him for it, but mildly admonish him. Correct your brother, not as an enemy, taking revenge, but as a physician, administering appropriate remedies, assisting him with prudent counsels, and strengthening him in the love of God. Chry. hom. xxiii.
    1 point
  34. BarbaraTherese

    Banned from Facebook

    Look, I have had a REALLY ROUGH TIME! This is my third admission in a very short period to hospital not due to bipolar but good old fashioned breakdowns. My beautiful garden is dead and Bethany is a disaster area because I can't get help I need with right hand useless due to two broken bones from second fall. My whole body is bruised and painful due to two falls on to cement at 76 with spinal stenosis and osteoarthritis. Now PTSD is suspected. I can't get to Mass and HC because it costs me over $50,well over. I can't even get someone to bring me HC. I don't want sympathy, nothing. Just don't kick me when I am down. FED UP WITH IT ALL! The BS! Please forgive me for not being what I am supposed to be whatever that is.
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