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  1. Long overdue. I think the church should adapt to the world not being so regional anymore. Like, there should be a bishop of the internet, a bishop of Facebook, a bishop of the media, etc.
    3 points
  2. Hannie_f

    Writing to a monastery

    They do, I just really do dislike emailing about such personal things. That might just be a thing I need to get over myself about though. Though as you say after waiting for an extended period of time, emailing would be a good thing to think about for making a second attempt at contact again. And the six week thing makes sense now, thank you!
    3 points
  3. dUSt

    The culture barrier is real

    No. Democratic abortion policies targeting black and minority neighborhoods are totally racist. I don’t see much difference between the people that make up each party when it comes to racism. I lean more that way every day. It’s two parties who are only interested in power, and will change policies at the drop of a hat if they think it will win more votes. Of course not. That’s why your premise of “find an anti-black” politician is a bit absurd. Nobody will say they are anti-black. Racism isn’t that bold anymore. Now it’s subtle and disguised. Democratic policies of “more abortion access in lower income communities” is anti-black, but it’s disguised. Republican policies that consistently oppose laws that attempt to create equity (healthcare, student loans, etc) are anti-black, but disguised. This is an absurd question. Lol. No. I usually avoid watching films with a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes.
    2 points
  4. dUSt

    Not a small number

    That website looks kinda sketchy. No contact information. No sources. Be careful what you trust on the internet. Also, that main video looks like it was produced by a cult. Those people look like they are being controlled by a mind altering robot.
    2 points
  5. dUSt

    Roe v Wade may be overturned?

    It just shows a fundamental misunderstanding of the pro-life stance. Pro-life is not anti-rights, it's PRO-rights for every human life.
    2 points
  6. Didacus

    Roe v Wade may be overturned?

    I detesy the way pro-choice zelots paint pro-life as being anti-woman, wanting to control, just being pro-birth for the sake of being pro-birth. They simply throw red-herring arguments all over building us into straw-men and then claim themselves victor of the 'argument'. There is not a single claim from the pro-choice crowd that cannot be awsered, and not a single fundamental affirmation from pro-life that can be genuinely, honestly and logically refuted. The only way pro-choicers can make anything stand is be demonizing their opposition onto exhaustion. That is their sole strategy
    2 points
  7. little2add

    What different 'types' of Catholic are there?

    so you are "old school catholic" (unofficially)
    2 points
  8. dUSt

    The culture barrier is real

    Totally agree, but how can we internet troll if we have to limit their usage?
    1 point
  9. Ice_nine

    The culture barrier is real

    Guy in the video is wrong. I know everything. In all seriousness though I knew about most of the stuff he mentioned. It really bothers people when they learn my knowledge of black history/culture is fairly broad, and that I've still come to a different conclusion. No expert but I am a casual consumer and studier. One giant, gaping problem is that Racism is a word that doesn't mean anything anymore. You need to consider that maybe folk are tired of playing these dumb word games. Like years ago it was a really witty retort to say "black people can't be racist per say, because they don't have institutional power," and for the most part people didn't understand the entire ideological framework behind a claim like that and just dumbly nodded along. I, for one, swallowed it whole without much question. I was a total keyboard warrior and SJW bleeding heart back in the day. Not sure how far back the history on this site goes but you can scroll through my old posts and see for yourself if you are really curious. Yeah, I've changed. I'm racist, homophobic, transphobic, all the phobias and also have internalized-misogyny. These words don't mean anything anymore. They are just slurs for people you disagree with nowadays. Maybe if we flung them around a little less they would actually regain some meaning.
    1 point
  10. little2add

    Catholic Jokes

    1 point
  11. Luigi

    Roe v Wade may be overturned?

    I've typed up 10 points regarding abortion, Roe v. Wade, and so forth. These aren't necessarily philosophical points, or in any real logical order. Rather, they're what I would say in response to statements that are commonly thrown around by pro-abortion folks. It's three pages long so I don't want to post it here - or I don't think I should. But I also think maybe I should post them so that the rest of the Pham can add their own statements and rebuttals, so we can all prep ourselves to refute these canards in the coming days. But maybe there's a better way to do that? Dust - what do you think? Is there some way to post a Word document for everyone to read, add to, respond to? I see that I can attach a file, but I don't think folks would be able to add to that, would they? Maybe we should start a thread for "What would you say in response to the claim that...?" I haven't studied Aquinas, but apparently he structured a lot of his writing in Q & A format - that's kind of what this is.
    1 point
  12. Lilllabettt

    The culture barrier is real

    Idk... don't go looking too hard at the house of representatives. There are some real kooky people in that legislative body
    1 point
  13. Nihil Obstat

    The culture barrier is real

    @dUStnot to blow my own horn or anything, but I am now an officially certified anti-racist.
    1 point
  14. Nunsuch

    2022 Entrances, Vows and Ordinations

    Two Sinsinawa Dominicans, Nicole Reich and Christin Tomy, will make their perpetual vows on Sunday, May 29. This story gives accounts of their vocations, has pictures of the two, and provides a link to watch the livestream of the profession. https://www.sinsinawa.org/news-events/profession.html
    1 point
  15. fides' Jack

    Roe v Wade may be overturned?

    Wow - so the US and Canada are in a very, very short list of countries that allows post 20-week abortions, which includes China, North Korea, and Vietnam. That's one of the saddest things I've ever heard.
    1 point
  16. fides' Jack

    Not a small number

    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
  17. Pooooma

    How is the Covid situation are your parish?

    Well, the parish I attend dropped social distancing and all that probably 22 months ago or so. Things have been fine since. The parish I work at, however, tends to be quite a bit older; as yet, we're also effectively back-to-normal. If we host a funeral or wedding and the guests themselves wear masks, we'll wear masks too. If not, we won't. I've seen perhaps 5% of parishioners mask themselves this year, and perhaps 4 students out of ~325 do so as well. As for how homebound ministry works, I simply don't know. Our priests are human, though, and I'm sure they make whatever judgment call seems most fitting. We haven't had anybody who's high-risk ask for accommodation (as far as I'm aware) but I'm sure we'd take whatever reasonable steps they wanted.
    1 point
  18. dUSt

    The culture barrier is real

    @fides' Jack I grew up listening to Rush Limbaugh--I rarely missed an episode during my high school days. Ben Shapiro and Candace Owens constantly come up in my social feeds, as well as many other conservative voices. Most of my family are staunch Trump supporters. I also have a black wife and black kids. I guess you can say I have a personal interest in understanding other viewpoints. I don't agree or support the BLM organization either, but I recognize that most people who are using the phrase "black lives matter" are not part of the organization. They are just people who want to bring awareness to an issue that is important to them. I'm drawn to people who show a willingness to think outside of the liberal/conservative boxes one would assume they are supposed to fit in. Anti-racism republicans are amazing. Pro-life democrats are amazing. The only thing I try to make sure I do is look at things through a Catholic lens, first and foremost. All the political stuff, I couldn't care less about. I used to. A lot. Not any more.
    1 point
  19. fides' Jack

    Not a small number

    Of course, any reason at all to go with the narrative... Let's ignore legitimate scientific concerns because you don't like the production quality of the presentation. I'm already familiar with 3 of the doctors in the video. One is Dr. Robert Malone, who invented mRNA technology, and has been speaking out against the vaccines for over a year now. These are legitimate doctors and scientists with legitimate concerns. I agree it looks like it was put together by scientologists, but that's not a logical argument against them. This is the declaration here: https://doctorsandscientistsdeclaration.org/ It has been signed by over 17,000 doctors and medical scientists. Somewhere (I believe in my mega-anti-vax thread), I brought up the fact that hundreds, if not thousands, of doctors are against masks, shutdowns, and covid vaccines. Someone challenged me, and I could only point them to limited resources or googling for themselves as evidence. Well, this is evidence. It's not thousands, it's tens of thousands. That's certainly enough to give anyone with even an ounce of prudence pause before trusting the government on this. And here's a link from their website to supporting evidence (dozens of peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals): https://doctorsandscientistsdeclaration.org/home/supporting-evidence/
    1 point
  20. dUSt

    they say the words, but they don't know what they mean

    Here's a few documentaries to add to your watchlist: 13th LA 92 I am not your negro "If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector."
    1 point
  21. Pax17

    Thoughts on the Times article?

    I have to admit that my first reaction was "ugh!" But then again, Tik Tok is just another communications tool--one that can be used wisely or abused like FB. Personally, I have no interest in watching sisters dancing around, taking the "ice bucket challenge" or similar stuff. However, I can understand how some would see Tik Tok use as a way to share their lives and show that sisters are regular people.
    1 point
  22. Tessa

    Writing to a monastery

    I think calling would definitely depend on the community- I should have said that! Yes, waiting or writing again after some time would probably be better than calling! Do they use email? waiting 6 weeks to test... I think sometimes Vocation Directors get some enquiries from people writing just on a whim or who haven't thought it through properly or who are a little 'stuck' in their lives and looking for a way out. Not suggesting that they're being disingenuous by writing, they probably do it in good faith, but their idea of having a vocation might wear thin after a couple weeks or after they find something more fulfilling for them. So if it takes a VD a long time to write back, it may because she wants to see if you're still keen on the idea after a while. I don't think it's the norm though! It's probably more because she didn't receive the letter, she's busy or there's a Lenten backup!
    1 point
  23. little2add

    What different 'types' of Catholic are there?

    1 point
  24. benedictaaugustine

    What different 'types' of Catholic are there?

    I love this article in particular about this topic: https://emilystimpsonchapman.substack.com/p/debranding-catholicism?s=r
    1 point
  25. Anastasia13

    A Mother’s prayer

    Pet mom-woman who takes care of pet(s). stepmoms-giving birth is not a requirement for doing mothering-see also adoptive moms, unless adoption doesn’t matter.
    1 point
  26. gloriana35

    Writing to a monastery

    They not only would be backed up from Easter - some monasteries do not distribute mail (or write to anyone) during Lent.
    1 point
  27. Seven77

    My Sacred Artwork - Thoughts?

    Brilliant. Your art is beautiful, and I believe, very important and necessary. I definitely plan on purchasing some of your images. Thank you and please keep it up.
    1 point
  28. JHFamily

    Writing to a monastery

    Some communities do not write during Easter. Therefore, the letters could be backed up. I also know from first hand experience that some communities take about 6 weeks (maybe to test a vocation, but that's just conjecture). Agreeing with Tessa, I would say that after two months, write again. Calling depends on the community; I would not suggest it.
    1 point
  29. servio legi Dei

    Thoughts on the Times article?

    This article is behind a paywall, which is a pity - I'd like to read it
    1 point
  30. Didacus

    What different 'types' of Catholic are there?

    There are only catholics amonvst catholics. Travelling to grace at their own pace, in different places along the path to salvation. Via salutis, via dolorosa est.
    1 point
  31. Luigi

    What different 'types' of Catholic are there?

    The terms are almost meaningless. To start with, these are unofficial labels. The Church recognizes Roman Catholics, Copts, and so forth, but not these labels you're talking about. These are political labels, not religious labels. All of the people, under all of the these labels, hold the same religious tenets (I believe in God, the Father Almighty, etc.) - they are Catholics. The labels really refer to how people do things (wear veils, kneel for communion, speak in tongues, play guitars, ad infinitum). A group may coin its own label - We are the Group A's - intending for it to have Definition A. But their views may change (progress, develop, evolve - again, pick your own word) to include Definitions B + C, X for a year or two, Y (as long as I like the sitting pope), and Z (but only during Lent). Outsiders may label the same group, intending for their outsider label to mean D + E - F / G-squared. And that label may remain the same even though the meaning changes, either because the insiders' (who labeled themselves incorrectly in the first place) views have changed, or the outsiders' (who labeled the group incorrectly in the first place) views have changed. For instance, someone who would have called herself a liberal Catholic in 1965 - and may still call herself that - may now be labeled an Old School Catholic by today's liberal Catholics - they consider that she's "not keeping up" with the latest definitions of liberal. Or conservative. Or Not Traditional ENOUGH. The best way to think of it is Middle School. The girls don't like the boys; the older kids don't like the younger kids; the rich kids don't like the poor kids; the immigrated-a-while-ago's don't like the recently-immigrated's - and they all wish the nuns would make their enemy group go sit in the cloak room. And I don't want ANY of 'em to sit at my lunch table... Everything I learned about the Catholic Church, I learned in Catholic grade school.
    1 point
  32. dUSt

    they say the words, but they don't know what they mean

    Most every day people who say the phrase "black lives matter" have nothing to do with the BLM organization, so saying "all lives matter" to them is a deflection. A way to ignore the real issue, which is racism. Same with saying "women's rights" to pro-life people. It's a deflection. A way to ignore the real issue, which is pre-born human rights. Let's stop with the left/right rhetoric and just call things like they are.
    1 point
  33. little2add

    Roe v Wade may be overturned?

    Only 7 of the 59 countries allow elective abortions after 20 weeks, the group found: Canada, China, Netherlands, North Korea, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam.
    0 points
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