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  1. 4 points
    truthfinder

    Fund the police

    Why does it have to be police? You mention potholes and cats in trees. Those are not jobs for police. Instead, money should be put into a civic (non emergency) line. Many places have them.
  2. 3 points
    Anastasia

    Missionary Sisters of St. Francis of Assis

    Yes, it is quite easy to begin looking for a fault in oneself, especially if one (quite naturally) looks "up" to the community in advance, simply because they are religious. I find it helpful to reverse the situation: I am a sister who manages vocation enquirers, someone sent me that (mine) letter. Usually it is enough. Also, even if a letter is "rude" (although cannot imagine that one who thinks about a possibility to enter who write a rude letter) why not to answer "here is the info however you should correct your rudeness, here and here". Such silences can be very discouraging and dampen the spirit. Yet it is them, not you.
  3. 2 points
    rnflower

    Nice video

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHjG73p3ey4 Nice video of some young ladies entering the convent
  4. 1 point
    dUSt

    Fund the police

    I agree with Era Might. haha I think he’s basically arguing against "colorblindness". Being "colorblind" doesn't mean we are not racist, it just means we are blind. America is a diverse set of people and cultures. When we take vacations to other countries, like Ireland, Greece, Japan, Africa, etc, we go to these places to enjoy the beauty and diversity of these different cultures. Let's not pretend to be colorblind here in our own country and lose that. We should be recognizing our different colors, embracing them, and experiencing the beauty and uniqueness in each of them. White people would be so comfortable if black people would just "integrate" into their worldview so they can pretend differences don't exist--instead of embracing, learning about, and loving everything beautiful about being black.
  5. 1 point
    Ice_nine

    Fund the police

    well, if you don't believe that some of our important institutions (academia, hollywood, news media) are drifting farther and farther left I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree. I am aware of COINTELPRO and the efforts of the US government against black civil rights and black power groups. In truth the Panthers were socialist AND there were a lot of racist policies in place. It's pretty hard for me to tease out how much of the resistance to MLK and Malcom X was due to racism vs how much was due to socialism/Marxism. So you may say "see the government attacked Black people under the guise of resisting socialism and they're doing it again," as they say, history repeats itself. However, it doesn't appear to me to be a guise at all. America was much more institutionally racist, and there were groups and people actually pushing socialist ideology as a remedy to our social ills. Both can be true at the same time. The FBI came in and murdered Fred Hampton, probably because of both racism and anti-socialism. Neither justifies murder. Just like an anti-racist motivation does not justify murder. However, I think at the core, resisting Marxist ideology is a good thing that gets messy due to its association with various Black political movements. I don't think you're treating the topic with the nuance it deserves. Maybe because you see racism and anti-Marxism as both contemptible things? Or you don't find Marxist ideology an actual threat? Again, maybe I am just super daft, but I do think there are Marxist actors trying to transform our society. Call me a wild conspiracy theorist or say I've fallen to the propaganda, but there is a BLM leader on record saying she and her comrade are "trained Marxists." And their statement of faith on their website IS far-left ideology. Now to be fair, I think that they genuinely believe tearing down our society and replacing it with a Marxist, godless, and classless religion will remedy our social problems. In other words, I think they mean well. But I also think there's enough dead bodies stacked up in communist countries that might make you want to pump the brakes a bit.
  6. 1 point
    little2add

    Laughter is good medicine.....

  7. 1 point
    Seven77

    American Solidarity Party

    Can't believe my eyes… Era Might posted.
  8. 1 point
    Hna.Caridad

    singing and chanting banned in houses of worship

    Sadly, singing inside an enclosed area with only a 6 foot distance seems to be more likely to spread the virus than being in a crowd outside with (or without) a mask. The church that you pictured above is way more crowded than one in which I would feel comfortable these days—particularly if the church has air conditioning. There was a time when people insisted that 3 feet was enough distance to keep people “safe” from airborne/droplet infections. It’s only since the COVID outbreak that we’ve been hearing about the magical 6 feet, and…science is finding that 6 feet isn’t really enough, either. I’ve taking a clip out of an article—to see the whole article, please go to: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/coronavirus-covid-19-why-6-feet-may-not-be-enough-social-distance Aerosol particles released when people sing may have led the coronavirus to spread to 45 members of the Skagit Valley Chorale in Washington. Two died. Some choir members met for practice on March 3 and 10 before Washington state issued a stay-home order and before Skagit County had any known COVID-19 cases. Choir members reportedly kept six-foot distance from each other. But in belting out tunes, whistling and talking to one another, infected choir members may have propelled the virus into each others’ safety zones. “A good singer knows how to use all the air in their lungs,” says Donald Milton, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Maryland School of Public Health in College Park. That may lead to exhaling lots of coronavirus, or breathing it deep into the lungs during breaths between refrains. Regarding the protests: you seem to be more fixated on protecting property than on protecting lives. I find it odd that you’re suddenly concerned about the possibility of outdoor protesters (many of whom are wearing masks) spreading COVID now that they’re protesting racism and police brutality than you were in March and April when (mostly) unmasked people were gathering outside of state capitols to protest the economic shut-downs. I'm not saying that you are more concerned about property than about lives: I'm just saying that that's how it's coming across in your posts. And yes, I miss singing.
  9. 1 point
    Era Might

    Fund the police

    The point is that if, after 50 years, the War on Drugs has the noble distinction of 67k fatal overdoses every year, then it's a failed war. If you're hiring coroners, you're not solving the problem of coronavirus. If you're hiring police because you have unprecedented rates of drug overdose and youth violence, you're putting a lot of faith in government and state violence, and that's never a good reflection on society. Anyway, the image of lawless streets and leftist revolution is Trumpist propaganda. He's gotta play to all the scared white ppl who vote for him.
  10. 1 point
    Era Might

    Fund the police

    Americans have big appetites for everything, for drugs above all else, for fruit and produce, for tobacco, now for cannabis. Police come from the same society everyone else does. They're the bureaucrats of power, like the middle class professionals who make up middle America. When we talk about increasing the police, already we've lost any kind of national discussion and the racism comes through. Police and prison are national institutions, they are the primary means America deals with its underclass, especially its black underclass but increasingly the white underclass as well, with white ppl killing themselves off through drugs and suicide. So this is a long way of saying no, we don't need more police, as if a policeman has any authority over a grown man. Police are supposed to be part of the community, not the solvers of society's social inequalities. As it is now, police are local military. In California, the same black and brown ppl who would have been imprisoned for selling marijuana, can now legally sell it to white ppl, with the state seal. The War on Drugs is over and it's time for the police to be demilitarized and sent home. They're just citizens like everyone else.
  11. 1 point
    Luigi

    singing and chanting banned in houses of worship

    And there have also been - to the best of my knowledge (but I don't live in California) - any legal challenges to these executive orders. We have all lost all of our civil rights, as far as I can tell.
  12. 1 point
    Francis Coffee

    "God's Gifts Never Stop" - A Sister's First Profession of Vows

    https://fscc-calledtobe.org/2020/07/05/celebrating-franciscan-sister-concepcions-first-profession-of-vows/
  13. 1 point
    Seven77

    Serious almost imperceptible infection…

    In society. There is a serious deception happening. People are being infected by it. It seems to me that some people really think that you have to be a so-called liberal, theologically speaking, to be against racism. And there are those who think that the orthodox are all universally somehow for it. That's a lie from the pit Of hell. There is no dichotomy between truth and love. We need to be on guard. Watch and pray. What do you all think?
  14. 1 point
    gloriana35

    Parents have other plans for me....

    I was deeply moved by the post from Incoming Trinity. However, those particular ideas would make many people shudder - indeed, seem morbid. (My own parents would have reacted in that manner, I'm sure. ) I believe you would need to be prudent in repeating such ideas. It could make your parents all the more opposed. (My parents were Italian - believers, indeed, and my mother quite devout, though not of an ethnic group which hopes for children to become religious. They did not oppose me, but I already had my MA - in 'my day,' those in their late 20s were 'late vocations.' Some of my friends entered very young, and had exceedingly devout parents who praised their sacrifice.) You're an adult - you not only need to make your own decisions, but may be worn to a frazzle if you try to speak of the points Incoming made, excellent though they are in themselves, and much as they show great spiritual maturity. There was a very simple, sweet Sister in the convent where I lived - she always told people "I hope you become a saint." When my father met her on a visiting day, he commented to us afterwards, "Who wants to become a saint? They are all dead!" Perspectives can be very different between individuals.
  15. 1 point
    ardillacid

    Biden Is KKK

    It looks like this topic has strayed a bit, so let's refocus. Basement Biden doesn't know where or when he is, or what office he's running for. How could he possibly be a member of the kkk?
  16. 1 point
    ardillacid

    American Solidarity Party

    If Trump can manage to avoid any additional wars or expanding current ones, hes got my vote. Hillary and joe are both war mongers, so they are right out. If voting 3rd party eases anyone's conscience, go for it. I've voted 3rd party (08, 12) and probably will revert to that once Republicans start putting up shiitake mushroom bushes again. Your vote is meaningless so please dont let it keep you up at night
  17. 1 point
    JHFamily

    Missionary Sisters of St. Francis of Assis

    That also reminds me of Filiae Laboris Mariae located at the FSSP parish in Minneapolis, Church of All Saints. They attend the TLM and recite the Office in Latin. From the Facebook page of the parish: "We are very pleased to be able to welcome Sisters to our ever-growing Fraternity of St. Peter parish! The traditional order, 'Filiae Laboris Mariae' (Daughters of the Works of Mary) just arrived one week ago today after much work was done to renovate our convent building. (Thank you to all who helped with this effort!) A relatively new, semi-contemplative, semi-active order based on the Augustinian rule, the Sisters daily pray the entirety of the traditional Divine Office in common and will be devoted towards working in our successful homeschool co-op and helping teach Catechism and First Communion classes to our young people, amongst other tasks yet to be determined. We are so blessed by their joyful presence and look forward to many wonderful years ahead. Deo gratias!" It appears they have five sisters.
  18. 1 point
    Nunsuch

    Missionary Sisters of St. Francis of Assis

    Too many red flags, in my opinion. I'm sorry, but I think it's time to move on.
  19. 1 point
    Nunsuch

    Missionary Sisters of St. Francis of Assis

    The delay in recent months may also have to do with Covid-19. But I think the other issues are of greater (and more persistent) concern.
  20. 1 point
    Kateri89

    Missionary Sisters of St. Francis of Assis

    So let me give a little update on this community since this thread was resurrected. I’m going to try not to delve into any sort of speculation or detraction but just explain the situation I encountered with them. I wrote that informative post shortly after meeting them in person last summer. I alluded to this in the post, but the reason I met them in person was because I wasn’t receiving very many replies to my inquiries. I have no new information about the details of the community but all I can say is that I attempted many times over a period of about a year to arrange a visit with them. This included emails, calls to Mother, calls to the parish office, contacting them through the website, and two in-person attempts. I’m not sure what the issue is, but I would reach out several times over the months and get no reply, forcing me to make the hour and a half drive to the parish they’re affiliated with. On occasion, Mother would answer me but then I would reply right away and get no further communication. As I said, I don’t know what the issue is, but if anyone else has the same experiences as me, the Order won’t really come into fruition because they’re not doing anything on their end to make come and see visits happen. If the Lord wills that community to flourish, He’ll make it happen but I gave up on them.
  21. 1 point
    GraceUk

    Missionary Sisters of St. Francis of Assis

    I think you should have a look at more established communities. 34 applicants does seem a lot for a community with only 2 members. I would also wonder at the very mixed charisma. Still I suppose it could work.
  22. 1 point
    Nunsuch

    Missionary Sisters of St. Francis of Assis

    Canonically, a "community" needs to have at least 3 vowed members. So this group (or pair) is a long way from being a real comunity. It also sounds like there might be a bit of a lack of clarity, with the Franciscan/Carmelite/Benedictine thing (ask yourself, or ask them, would any of these orders welcome affiliation by such a community with a lack of clear charism?). I'm not sure how they have "actual classrooms" if they are not certified teachers; most states require teachers, including those in private or religious schools, to have certification. Do you have reasons why you are not looking at communities that are more established and have canonical recognition? I just think there are a lot of concerns here.
  23. 1 point
    Lea

    #Big5 - favorite saints!

    Cool to hear the reasons as well - cats are best^^
  24. 0 points
    Indwelling Trinity

    Parents have other plans for me....

    Perhaps you might ask you parents if they have prayed and asked God what he wants for you and do they have the love to put his wishes above their own as much as they love you. These are dire times calling for much prayer and penance. Our world has wandered away from God. Even in many of the young vocations they want to give themselves. to God, but only within certain peramaters. I is. almost like a premarital contract with some. We must be ready to sacrifice everything in order to gain. the union we long for with Christ. Yes, disceern carefully. But when you jump, let go... Frree fall into. God's arms. You will. Be so much happier. Laughing aas time goes on your vision will become keener and you will. See that. What you thought was. You most. Magnanimous gift to God of a clean. Break with everything. For love of him was not. quite so. Clean.... You still need to become free of. Self. And there. Lies. The rest oof your religious. Life. Becoming. More. Free of. Self. So as too. Love. God more. And. Alelse more purely in him including a healthy love of oneself. So here I lie with this stupid Advanced MS ripping my body in every way imaginable, paralysis, vision, ergo. All my typos some days I can n longer recognize the simplest words mostly bedridden gone from Hermit in habit to Hermit in diapers being fed fluids in tubes feeling my intestines beingyanked out, deaf longing for my mothers face staring at. The TV tears in abundance begging God's Mercy on all who suffer seeing not racism as the problem but Satan and demonsfightiing together for the soul of this world. Fatima fulfilled Rosary.. DIVINE MERCY. I DON'T A. REALLY KNOW IF I AM FULFIIIILLING MY VOCATION OR I HAVE FAILED. IIAM A CHILD HALF MISSIONARY OF CHARITY HALF CARMELITE HERMIT, I am a sinner for sure but I deeply believe he dwells within the very core of my being. And it is there that I find my joy! Please I ask all of your prayers. Tenderly in Jesus, Indwelling Trinity
  25. 0 points
    Totally Franciscan

    Missionary Sisters of St. Francis of Assis

    I agree, Grace. I contacted by snail mail two Poor Clare communities expressing interest and perhaps entrance into their communities. I never heard back from either of them. When someone pours their heart and soul out to them, I think it lacks charity to not at least acknowledge the letter and confirm or deny based on its content. It leaves one wondering what did I say that was so offensive that they would not even reply.

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