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Offline jman123

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« on: May 02, 2016, 09:35:52 AM »
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  • In the modern world there is a large movement called gender ideology. In our country, gay marriage is the law of the land, while our own church either is silent or aids and abets this behavior. Pope Francis condones divorce but calls it Annulments. He blasts large Catholic families.

    Our society is going down into more utter depravity and decadence. It is Trad Catholics Contra Mundum.

       

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    « Reply #1 on: May 02, 2016, 10:33:26 AM »
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  • Yesterday, our Pastor Fr. Casimir gave the most passionate sermon I have ever heard him speak with such authority.  Of course, he mentioned St. Joseph the worker and the history of the feast day, to weaken Communism.  His entire solution to the problem was St. Joseph and the why of his feast day, May 1st.

    He spoke of abortion, gay marriage, living together in sin, divorce, and now the new laws of same-sex bathrooms in public places and what that alone will lead to. He also mentioned how the youth of today is all about "Me" and what I want, I, I, and Me, Myself and I. He urged us all to, in some way get involved in Catholic Action, and to vote whenever possible for initiatives  that are wholesome. "Evil prospers because good people do nothing".


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    « Reply #2 on: May 02, 2016, 12:43:34 PM »
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  • Quote from: jman123
    In the modern world there is a large movement called gender ideology. In our country, gay marriage is the law of the land, while our own church either is silent or aids and abets this behavior. Pope Francis condones divorce but calls it Annulments. He blasts large Catholic families.

    Our society is going down into more utter depravity and decadence. It is Trad Catholics Contra Mundum.

       

    You are not alone.  I understand only too well how you feel.  

    Not sure how old or young you are, but Catholics like Myrna and me are old enough to remember when morality was the norm and depravity was punishable by prison and when the mentally ill weren't allowed to roam the streets but were confined to institutions.  

    It is hard for some of us to keep our head above the cesspool level.  It is easy if you have easy access to a traditional chapel, but many of us do not and are isolated.

    On top of all of the decadence and depravity, I live in an area whose only redeeming feature had been at one time that it was peaceful and blessedly quiet.  Now, even that is gone.  Often I find myself grasping for spiritual oxygen.

    We should pray for one another during these very evil times - evil times both in the Church and in our country.

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    « Reply #3 on: May 02, 2016, 01:17:47 PM »
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  • So true, Alexandria, I was just telling my granddaughter back in the late 40's when I was  8-10 years old living in Chicago.  As a child divorce was just a word, I remember there was a woman living in my neighborhood, and when I saw here walking down the streets, the kids would all gather and whisper, "there see, she is divorced"... that was such a bad word that I would hurry and run inside the house, true story!  It wasn't just me either.  

    Another thing I remember about my childhood living in Chicago, when I was a bit older, about 12 - 14 something like that.  There was a Lutheran Church a 1/2 mile or so away from my home, and whenever I had to pass it, I would walk across the street for fear of my soul.  Now look at the world!  N.O. breaks the First Commandment and thinks nothing of it, nor do most of the mainstream "Catholics".  

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    « Reply #4 on: May 02, 2016, 01:33:10 PM »
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  • Myrna, same for me where I grew up.  No one ever got divorced.  We had one woman who lived down the block who was divorced.  She looked the part back then too - wore tights pants, smoked, teased hair etc.   She was known back then as "the divorcee."

    I thought everyone in the world was Catholic when I was young.  We grew up in a Catholic neighborhood and our parish school was thriving - each grade had three classes with sixty or more children in each.  We had about 27 Dominican Sisters living in the convent most of whom taught in the school.  The school was closed down about ten years ago.  The convent is empty.

    We grew up in a different world - a girl's reputation was sacred - it was unheard of that anyone should have a baby out of wedlock.

    The Church was our haven.  Open 24/7.  Never passed by with my mother without stopping in to "make a visit."  

    Do you find it difficult coping with the evil that surrounds you today?  What do you do to help yourself deal with the situation in our country today?





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    « Reply #5 on: May 02, 2016, 03:36:57 PM »
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  • Right on! "the divorcee." That is what they called this woman, there are many things about my childhood that I do not remember, fun times but that woman "the divorcee" as she was called is a memory I still have.  

    One of the things I do each day,  in my morning offering of which I composed myself, I pray for each of my granddaughters (3) of them who are married in the Church, I pray that God will continue to bless their marriage and that they will bring each other to God in the end. I pray they will never be influenced by the world's attitude of "taking marriage lightly, just separate"; I also feel bad that even our priests at CMRI do not know what it feels like to go outside your door, prior to Vatican II and able to walk less than a mile in either direction and you will come to a Catholic school and church.  Every Mass ended with Benediction if I remember correctly, and the St. Michael defend us in the battle prayer, also the consecration of the Human race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus prayer.

    It is often said that prior to Vatican II, the faithful lost grace which is why God allowed Vatican II, but frankly my memory in Chicago prior to Vatican II, we were very fervent.  Wasn't till I moved to California with my husband in 1963 did I notice the changes in the church.   But then I was raised in one of the poorest neighborhoods, maybe that is why.  

    BTW... I also thought everyone was Catholic as a child.  

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    « Reply #6 on: May 06, 2016, 09:23:23 PM »
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    Right on! "the divorcee." That is what they called this woman, there are many things about my childhood that I do not remember, fun times but that woman "the divorcee" as she was called is a memory I still have.  

    One of the things I do each day,  in my morning offering of which I composed myself, I pray for each of my granddaughters (3) of them who are married in the Church, I pray that God will continue to bless their marriage and that they will bring each other to God in the end. I pray they will never be influenced by the world's attitude of "taking marriage lightly, just separate"; I also feel bad that even our priests at CMRI do not know what it feels like to go outside your door, prior to Vatican II and able to walk less than a mile in either direction and you will come to a Catholic school and church.  Every Mass ended with Benediction if I remember correctly, and the St. Michael defend us in the battle prayer, also the consecration of the Human race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus prayer.

    It is often said that prior to Vatican II, the faithful lost grace which is why God allowed Vatican II, but frankly my memory in Chicago prior to Vatican II, we were very fervent.  Wasn't till I moved to California with my husband in 1963 did I notice the changes in the church.   But then I was raised in one of the poorest neighborhoods, maybe that is why.  

    BTW... I also thought everyone was Catholic as a child.  


    well the baltimore Catechism written in 1891 says that people of that time had turned away from God and so the church had to make penance easier. It was much more elaborate in earlier times. The writer justifies this by saying that the church had to change the penance requirements in order to save souls, because otherwise people simply wouldn't do penance. You can read this for yourself and draw your own conclusions about history's  trend.

     

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