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Offline Faustina

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« on: December 24, 2010, 03:49:08 PM »
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  • Hello and a very merry and holy Christmas to all of you.
    As a new member to this forum it may seem presumptious of me to attempt to start a new topic but as someone who often puts their foot in it I am going to try anyway.
    For Catholics Christmas is an especially holy time of year as we are taught the religious significance I would suggest more than other religions but along with this we are taught the absolute importance of striving to live a good life and the great importance of compassion and forgiveness.
    With toxic media influence and political opportunists
    Ii believe we have become a vengeful society and in many circumstances compassion and forgiveness are seen as signs of weakness and those who dare exhibit these fine qualities are often subject to ridicule or hate.
    God has a way of telling us at Christmas the importance of love for our fellow man regardless of whether they are a drug addict, ,criminal, hobo or just somebody who has fallen on hard times and maybe become homeless,it doesn't matter whether that person has religion or is an atheist or just a person who is beligerant and rejects help I believe it is our duty as Catholics to offer help and at least try, whenever we do good deeds we are blessed and it is my belief that a good deed or charitable work is worth a thousand prayers.
    I am sure there are a great many on this forum who already contribute and do great work to help the less fortunate at Christmas and for the rest of the year no doubt and these are the kind of people I believe represent Catholicism in its purest form.
    If we can help others,even those many would consider unlovable then we are truly blessed.
       


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    « Reply #1 on: December 24, 2010, 04:11:22 PM »
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  • There will be a ton of people already judging you based by your forum name, and your avatar.

    Myself included.

    Regardless, Merry Christmas and may God guide you this year toward growth in virtue and truth.


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    « Reply #2 on: December 24, 2010, 05:12:58 PM »
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  • Quote from: PartyIsOver221
    There will be a ton of people already judging you based by your forum name, and your avatar.

    Myself included.

    Regardless, Merry Christmas and may God guide you this year toward growth in virtue and truth.


    Faustina, let me decipher what PIO221 is saying. He is saying "judge" in the sense of simply discerning that you are still connected with Vatican II. That is what it appears to be, judging from your avatar photo.

    As for your name "Faustina", there are some among traditionalists who mistakenly think Sr. Faustina's writings were banned, though I know Pope Pius XII refused to ban them when suggested he do so, and as soon as he died in 1958, John XXIII put a ban on her writings almost in the same breath with announcing the scheduling of Vatican II. Unfortunately, there is some fear that Sr. Faustina's writings have been tampered with since the 1960's.

    Merry Christmas!

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    « Reply #3 on: December 24, 2010, 06:03:25 PM »
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  • Hello Bazz, thankyou for your explanation, sorry to have created controversy,I am proud to have chosen an avatar of the Holy Father but if this upsets or annoys some people it certainly wasn't my intention.
    I didn't realise that I would be judged on my avatar and name although my country of origin might give some indication as to why I particularly chose my id name although I didn't give it much thought when creating it, having read some of the other posts on these boards it seems likely that my knowledge of the full political history and  upheavals within the Catholic church heirachy is inferior by comparison, perhaps my own interpretation of my faith could be deemed simplistic  so I suppose I will have to remain an enigma, Best Wishes

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    « Reply #4 on: December 24, 2010, 06:51:43 PM »
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  • I didn't recognize the person in the photo, but since cathinfo is largely an SSPX forum, and the SSPX call him "The Holy Father", I would think it would fit right in here.


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    « Reply #5 on: December 24, 2010, 06:58:31 PM »
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  • Catholics call him The Holy Father.

    Offline Bazz

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    « Reply #6 on: December 25, 2010, 05:01:30 AM »
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  • Some Catholics do, some Catholics don't. Mistaken Catholics do....and, what a doozy!

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    « Reply #7 on: December 25, 2010, 10:50:02 AM »
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  • Ihave left off calling him "the Holy Father,"  for what I consider a very obvious reason.  I call him merely the pope.  Faustina sounds like a very nice women, but she may pick up her marbles soon and go home.  I hope not, but she may.


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    « Reply #8 on: December 26, 2010, 08:03:38 AM »
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  • Quote from: hollingsworth
    Ihave left off calling him "the Holy Father,"  for what I consider a very obvious reason.  I call him merely the pope.


    I have never heard of depriving a man (whom one considers a true pope) of the title "Holy Father".

    What do you infer by that? That he doesn't have the divine virtue of charity and therefore is in mortal sin?

    Or, do you infer that he does not have the divine virtue of faith and therefore is neither a Catholic nor a true pope?

    Or, that he is in the state of sanctifying grace and the Holy Ghost is allowing him to make mistakes harmful to the faith or morals of the Universal Church?

     

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