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Fr. Corapi Filed Defamation Suit On Advice of Fr. Flanagan, Founder of SOLT and Bishop Rene Gracida.

“I filed the civil defamation suit against the accuser on the advice of Fr. James Flanagan, Founder of the Society of Our Lady; and Bishop Rene Gracida, former Bishop of Corpus Christi. They felt it was the only way I could receive justice.” – Fr. Corapi via Facebook

And at BlackSheepDog.com:

“Many have asked, or criticized, me concerning the reason I filed a civil defamation suit against the accuser in this case. It is because the two men I respect most in the Catholic Church advised me to do so.  Fr. James Flanagan, Founder and most respected member of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity, and Bishop Rene Gracida, the former Bishop of Corpus Christi, had a meeting on this matter.

The result was that they advised me strongly to file a civil defamation suit. Why would they do this? Because they felt it was the only way I could receive a fair and just hearing. This advice was conveyed to me through Fr. Tony Anderson of the Society of Our Lady.

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Advice to politicians from former U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican

“What we have to hope for are states-persons and other decision-makers who have practical wisdom, but also well grounded in theory, and then it doesn’t hurt to get down on your benders and say a few prayers.”

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Fr. Z’s advice to seminarian: Smile a lot and keep your mouth shut.

From a seminarian:

I was wondering if you could offer some advice. I am what people in today’s church would call ‘ultra-conservative’ I love the Old Mass, Old Breviary etc. etc. I’m at a very [minor] seminary right now …. The problem is that in a year I’m going to end up being sent by my bishop to a warm and fuzzy pastorally correct seminary for theology.  I’ve seen many people who have a ‘traddy tendencies’ go there and come out very warm and fuzzyish, and most certainly do not want this to happen to me, however, the chances of me being somewhere solid for theology are extremely poor.

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Good advice . . .

. . . from an Angel?

An Angel says, ‘Never borrow from the future. If you worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn’t happen, you have worried in vain.. Even if it does happen, you have to worry twice..’

1. Pray

2. Go to bed on time.

3. Get up on time so you can start the day un rushed.

4. Say No to projects that won’t fit into your time schedule, or that will compromise your mental health.

5. Delegate tasks to capable others.

6. Simplify and unclutter your life.

7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)

8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.

9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don’t lump the hard things all together.

10. Take one day at a time.

11. Separate worries from concerns . If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety . If you can’t do anything about a situation, forget it..

12. Live within your budget; don’t use credit cards for ordinary purchases.

13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.

14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.

15. Do something for the Kid in You everyday.

16. Carry a Bible with you to read while waiting in line.

17. Get enough rest

18. Eat right.

19 Get organized so everything has its place.

20. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.

21. Write down thoughts and inspirations.

22. Every day, find time to be alone.

23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don’t wait until it’s time to go to bed to try and pray.

24. Make friends with Godly people.

25. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.

26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good ‘Thank you Jesus .’

27. Laugh.

28. Laugh some more!

29. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.

30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).

31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).

32. Sit on your ego

33 Talk less; listen more.

34. Slow down.

35.. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe..

36 Every night before bed, think of one thing you’re grateful for that you’ve never been grateful for before. GOD HAS A WAYOF TURNING THINGS AROUND FOR YOU.

‘If God is for us, who can be against us?’ (Romans8:31)

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Advice From An Old Michigan Backwoodsman

Advice From An Old Michigan Backwoodsman

 

Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.

 

Keep skunks and bankers and lawyers at a distance.

 

Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

 

A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor. 

 

Words that soak into your ears are whispered…not yelled. 

 

Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight.

  

Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads. 

 

Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.

 

It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.  

 

You cannot unsay a cruel, or unkind word.

  

Every path has a few puddles. 

 

When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.  

 

The best sermons are lived, not preached.  

 

Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen anyway. 

 

Don’t judge folks by their relatives. 

 

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer. 

 

Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time. 

 

Don’t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t botherin’ you none.

  

Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance. 

 

If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’. 

 

Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got. 

 

The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin’.  

 

Always drink upstream from the herd. 

 

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.  

 

Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in. 

 

If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around.  

 

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.

 

– Leave the rest up to God. –

 

Submitted by Ken K.