“Forgive our trespasses [sins] as we forgive those who trespass [sin] against us.”

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After the Amish School mass killings the victim’s families went to the killers home that very evening to forgive the killer’s family. [ The Amish, like all true Christians, believe the Lord’s words: “Forgive our trespasses [sins] as we forgive those who trespass [sin] against us.”

We all must forgive in order for God to forgive us. The Amish felt they had to forgive before the sun went down on their anger, the day of the killings.

The race baiters and their media minions are fanning the flames of race warfare. Zimmerman, a Hispanic is running for his life and black gang members are being encouraged to feel that they need to get even with any Hispanics they meet.

The revenge acts of violence, all over the country should be laid at the feet of these politicians and their co-conspirators in the media, who promote racial hatred and are responsible for every revenge act stemming from this case.

Written and Submitted by Ed S. – Arlington Hts, IL

There are a handful of Americans for whom the protections of political correctness or common decency still don’t apply: fat people, smokers, and Catholics.

In 21st Century America, it’s perfectly acceptable to relentlessly mock all three groups without fear of being labeled a bigot. This cultural double standard was on its fullest, most egregious display during the media’s coverage of the Papal Conclave.

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Note to media: The Church exists to make the world more like the Kingdom of God. It has nothing to learn from you.

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You’re offended because in every one of the instances you cite, the Church behaved like the world instead of the Church.  You’re absolutely right to be offended too, because it’s the Church’s job to look as little like the world as possible so that we can tweak your conscience, make you think twice, get under your skin.

We MUST be different because we, quite literally, are called to irritate the hell out of the world.

The more the Church does any of the things you want it to do, the less it functions as Church and the more it becomes some benign social club.  But be honest.  You’d love that wouldn’t you?  Because you’re tired of the Church making you think twice about questions you can barely stand to think once about.

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What Journalists Should Ask Liberals and “Enlightened” Conservatives About Marriage

In case no one has noticed, journalists never ask Democrats the hard questions regarding homosexuality—and I mean never.  Perhaps our news show hosts should ask their guests and panelists these questions:

1.  Many compare same-sex marriage to interracial marriage. In what specific ways is homosexuality like race?

2. If the institution of marriage has nothing inherently to do with sexual complementarity and procreative potential, then why should it be limited to two people or to people who are not close blood relatives?

3. If marriage is—as the Left claims it is–solely the institutional recognition of deeply felt, intense loving feelings between people, why should the government prohibit two brothers who are in love from marrying? If people should be allowed to marry whomever they love—as the Left claims they should be–then why shouldn’t two brothers and their mutual boyfriend be permitted to marry?

4. Does marriage have an inherent nature that government merely recognizes, or does society create it out of whole cloth?

5. Are rights granted to couples or to individuals?

6. Are rights accorded to people based on their objective characteristics or on their subjective feelings and volitional acts?

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Media happily supporting idealized image of Catholic sisters that hasn’t existed for a generation

“This spin,” she said, “is omnipresent, always interesting, and often unintentionally comic. But however maliciously intended, I think it contains an element of nostalgia. It proves the irresistible attraction of goodness. Not even the liberal mainstream media can fail to see its beauty.”

Dressed in a flowing habit and devoting her life to educating children and building hospitals, or gliding serenely down spotless convent hallways and singing Gregorian chant in Latin: the classic image of the nun is less stereotype than it is archetype, a cultural icon of everything good and holy and true, and it is as much beloved by media as it is by Catholics.

Steichen told LSN that the only trouble with this picture is that the “good sisters” made in the image of this archetype are mostly an artifact of U.S. history and are now nearly extinct. LCWR represents about 80 percent of the 57,000 religious sisters in the U.S., with an average age of 74 and climbing. With the exception of a handful of young, deliberately faithful, countercultural, and largely recently-founded communities, the LCWR nuns and sisters have abandoned not only the habit that symbolized their devotion, but the faith that defined it, she said.

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54 of 67 epidemiological studies now demonstrate a link between abortion and breast cancer.

We must constantly remind the public that abortion hurts women, and that we have the studies to back up that claim. The more the general public knows about the inherent harms of abortion, the harder it will be for abortion advocates to classify abortion as “health care.”

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The real story of World Youth Day

Let us take our eyes away from the news for a moment, in order to look at the news. That is to say, let us ignore for a moment how it is being reported, and look instead at what is happening.

A very large public Mass is taking place, today, in Madrid, the capital of a once very great, and once very Catholic country. It is held outdoors, because there is no building in the world that can accommodate (way) more than a million people.

This Mass is to be sung by a gentleman who is in his 85th year. There are few progressive intellectuals (including nominal Catholics) who will not assure us that he is totally out of touch with our times.

According to official estimates, some 1,500,000 young persons – most, I should think, of the Roman persuasion – had checked into the Madrid area at the outset of “World Youth Day.” If you have ever been to a hockey game in Ottawa, you may know what roughly 20,000 people looks like. Assuming, of course, a full house. Now multiply that by 75 to get some idea. Then add those who did not need to find a bed, in the Madrid area.

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Corapi’s religious order had been trying to get him to come back and “live in community”

CORAPI AND COMMUNITY LIFE

The bigger focus for many now, surrounds his life within the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity. There were changes to the constitution in 1994 and they wanted him back in community. In the first interview you will hear Joan Frawley Desmond, who interviewed Corapi’s superior explain that in the beginning, when the founder permitted him to live in solitude and to preach, the arrangement was not for him to live in his own home. I am not entirely clear on how long SOLT has been trying to get him to live back in community, so if someone catches that, please drop it into the combox, and cite the source. Watch that interview to hear it explained by Desmond. This move to live in a home was a later development that he apparently took on himself, and may not necessarily have been what his community desired.

In the end, we learn that attempts to bring him back into community life did not get anywhere. This would not have meant giving up preaching as seems to be the assumption in some writings online. We see members of other communities like the Fathers of Mercy traveling all the time to speak, as well as members of the Dominicans, among others. What it would have meant was giving up the assets: the money, the ranch, the sports car, the business, personal possessions, and perhaps the most difficult of all, the power to do what he wanted, when he wanted, and how he wanted. I suspect media produced would have been more in line with what we see out of other religious orders.

This goes directly to the vow of obedience and I offer this most especially for those who are discerning a vocation. If a founder or religious superior makes a promise to a member, a future superior is not bound to honor that agreement. Rather, it is the other way around.

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Pat Boone to Charlie Sheen: Charlie, my young friend, you can’t beat those odds. Nobody can.

Yesterday, out of curiosity, I Googled “Rock Star deaths” and came up with 14 pages of names! Poor Charlie keeps referring to himself as a “rock star,” which in truth he’s become. Is he going to join all the others who also knew they could defy the odds and nature itself, and survive drugs, alcohol and sexual perversion? Famous, lamented stars like Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, Sid Vicious … Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson, among scores of others on every level of popular entertainment?

“They DIE in youth, and their life is among the unclean.” Job 36: 5, 6, 14

“As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own DEATH.” Proverbs 11:19

“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of DEATH.” Proverbs 14:12

“For the wages of sin is DEATH: but the gift of God is eternal LIFE through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23

Charlie, my young friend, you can’t beat those odds. Nobody can. You might continue to twitter and tweet and rant and rave for a little while longer – but the catastrophe ahead is absolutely unavoidable.

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Home schooling mom claims her world is more real than yours

People sometimes (with a straight face, mind you) accuse my husband and I of “depriving” or even “abusing” our children by homeschooling them in a rural setting. How, they wonder, will our girls ever adapt to the (cough) “real” world if they don’t have the socialization opportunities of school? What do you mean we don’t have television reception in our home? How will our kids ever learn what kind of behavior is expected of them unless they watch such intellectually lofty programs as “Glee” and “Gossip Girl”?

The implication is because our children are growing up valuing modesty, self-control, honor and self-respect, they are maladjusted little twits who will end up as drooling misguided troglodytes with the collective social skills of, say, wood lice.

Then I see a television program and realize why some people think our parental methods are destructive. We’re raising our girls far, far away from the “real” world.

In the “real” world of modern America, girls are raunchy sexual creatures whose sole purpose from toddler-hood on up is to dress provocatively, adorn their bodies with tattoos, piercings and make-up, and whose sole goal in life, apparently, is to find out how many boys they can bed.

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Fr. Robert Barron comments on anti-Catholicism in the media

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Liberal or Conservative ??????


Liberal or Conservative ??????

If a conservative doesn’t like guns, he doesn’t buy one.

If a liberal doesn’t like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn’t eat meat.

If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.

If a liberal is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.

If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.

A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.

If a conservative doesn’t like a talk show host, he switches channels.

Liberals demand that those they don’t like be shut down.

If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn’t go to church.

A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.  Unless it’s a foreign religion, of course !!!!!!

If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.

A liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his.

If a conservative reads this, he’ll forward it so his friends !!!!!!

A liberal will delete it because he’s “offended”.

Submitted by Bob S.

Enough of the homosexual nonsense, already!

Promoters of homosexual rights now claim that the Catholic priest/child-abuse scandal has totally discredited both the Catholic priesthood and the Church, but at the same time, they (falsely) deny that the majority of the priests involved in the scandal were themselves, homosexual.

All this is just more proof that homosexuality is and has always been extremely corrosive to the fabric of society. ANY society!

When the late ‘60’s, post-Vatican II Catholic Church relaxed the standards for seminarians (and permitted homosexuals to run those seminaries) the seeds of destruction were sown.

The result was a virtual collapse of traditional Catholic orthodoxy, chaos in catechesis, widespread birth control, abortion, divorce and other forms of sexual immorality.

If you liked watching all the psychological and financial pain that was part and parcel of the priest/child-abuse scandal, just wait and see what happens to the U.S. military, if the homosexuals get their way!

Anyone who understands the homosexual mindset knows that everything must always be all about them and about what they so desperately want, no matter the consequences … and if prompt and total public approval of their perverted lifestyle choices is not immediately forthcoming, there’s no end to the tantrums.

Politicians, artists, Hollywood types, writers and teachers are particularly afflicted with the homosexual disorder, and even if “straight”, they remain extraordinarily amenable, sensitive and vulnerable to homosexual demands, so it’s up to the rest of us to stand up for the truth.

If history proves one thing, it’s that no society whose fabric has been torn apart by homosexual lies, perversions and outright fabrications, can properly function for very long.

Any expansion of homosexual rights is a slippery slope that can only lead to Hell. And you won’t necessarily have to die to go there, since if the homosexuals have their way, we will soon have our very own version of Hell, right here on earth.

That’s the type of misery active homosexuals choose to deal with every single day, and that’s precisely what they want for you and your children.

In their eyes, it’s only fair!

For a comprehensive report on this matter, including all the authentic facts and figures, as opposed to the fanciful exaggerations and lies that have been spread so often and for so long by homosexuals and their allies in the homosexual-friendly media, go here.

Oprah Nominated For Sainthood – New Age … that is!

Oprah Nominated For Sainthood – New Age … that is! 

Things are getting stranger and stranger at the various Oprah dominated media outlets.

There’s no doubt that Oprah has a decided preference for “trendy” new age types that specialize in packaging custom tailored belief systems that are designed to appeal to today’s “Give me what I want … and give it to me now!” generation.

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