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Offline Smedley Butler

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Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2018, 03:49:00 PM »
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  • Just wondering. 

    The Marines view clean-shaven as a virtue.

    And tactical.

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    « Reply #16 on: September 04, 2018, 04:14:13 PM »
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  • Just wondering.

    The Marines view clean-shaven as a virtue.

    And tactical.
    Societal views on beards change constantly, but our Lord had a beard so you can't go too far wrong with one. 


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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #17 on: September 04, 2018, 04:20:39 PM »
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  • That is a very manly beard, Matthew!

    My husband, a Veteran, also wears a beard.
    Lord have mercy.

    Offline Nadir

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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #18 on: September 04, 2018, 05:03:12 PM »
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  • Question: why the beard?
    :popcorn:
    Umm. He's a man.
    (I'm not surprised that your downvotes are more numerous than your posts.)

    Offline Matthew

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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #19 on: September 04, 2018, 05:23:31 PM »
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  • Bp. Williamson confirmed you in a firehouse hall a few years ago, right?

    Nope.

    I guess we're just smashing rumors and misinformation left and right, aren't we now? hahaha
    Do I have a doppelganger?

    I was confirmed in the Indult (via Institute of Christ the King, done by the local bishop) in the late 90's, and then during my Seminary years I was conditionally confirmed by Bp. Williamson in Our Lady's chapel in a small private ceremony. It was probably around 2001. When the question of confirmation validity came up, I completely left it up to them.
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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #20 on: September 04, 2018, 05:32:53 PM »
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  • I heard Matthew prefers margarine to real butter.  Say it ain’t so!!

    No blankety-blank way!

    We don't even stock margarine in this house. Butter all the way. We also drink only whole milk (wish it was fresh from the cow, but we're not that fortunate). Why pay the dairy to take out part of the milkfat? The milk is usually the same price. I can't stand lowfat milk.
    The adults in this house are on an Atkins-style diet. Lots of fats, meat, and veggies -- not much in the way of carbs or sugar.
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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #21 on: September 04, 2018, 06:04:23 PM »
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  •  :applause: :ready-to-eat:

    That response elicited my very first smile of the day. Thank you. I apprentice this thread, it's a timely reminder. God bless you and yours !

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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #22 on: September 04, 2018, 06:25:59 PM »
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  • Thank you for the read.   :)


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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #23 on: September 04, 2018, 07:21:58 PM »
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  • Quote from: Matthew
    So to me the whole thing is academic, like arguing about how many angels can fit on the head of a pin.

    Well, it should not even depend on whether the head of the pin is flat or spherical, given the answer for the tip of the pin.
    It is absurd to imagine that he who is outside can command in the Church — Leo XIII., Satis Cognitum, 1896

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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #24 on: September 04, 2018, 08:58:26 PM »
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  • I enjoyed reading your interview.   
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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #25 on: September 04, 2018, 09:53:16 PM »
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  • Question: why the beard?
    :popcorn:
    A man has a beard by nature and therefore needs a reason to shave. One cannot question why a man has a beard, you can only question why he shaves.
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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #26 on: September 05, 2018, 05:34:36 AM »
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  • I'm not going to get into the BoD question per se, but no, no, no ... EENS, implicit faith, and membership in the Church are NOT "wastes of time".  As Bishop Williamson tried to hammer into us, ideas matter.  Those ideas regarding implicit faith and looser criteria for membership in the Church are the theological foundations for all the Vatican II errors.  If we don't understand those points and come to a Catholic understanding of them, we cannot and do not justify our Resistance to Vatican II.  I've never spent five minutes of my time arguing BoD with someone UNLESS they also happened to inject these modern/modernist ecclesiological errors along with them.
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    I thought it was an interesting interview, even if done facing a mirror, but that one paragraph on "Feeneyism" is a real blemish.
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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #27 on: September 05, 2018, 06:20:15 AM »
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  • Thank you for the informative selfie interview. It has been archived.
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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #28 on: September 05, 2018, 09:25:51 AM »
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  • .
    I thought it was an interesting interview, even if done facing a mirror, but that one paragraph on "Feeneyism" is a real blemish.


    Neil, I took most of your post and moved it to the proper subforum, along with a detailed response from me:

    https://www.cathinfo.com/baptism-of-desire-and-feeneyism/response-to-neil-obstat/

    I have been around the block a few times; I know this is the kind of discussion that can completely derail a thread. Not gonna happen.
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    Re: Interview with Matthew, the Moderator
    « Reply #29 on: September 05, 2018, 10:47:11 AM »
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  • Very nice "interview" with a great deal of practical wisdom. Should be stickied. I agree almost 100%. Catholics should be firmly united in faith and love with each other, resolved to grow deeper in union with God each day, and advance in grace and holiness; all the while firmly focused on working for restoration in Rome and the Church. I mostly agree with the mainstream SSPX and firmly believe that exorcism where it was said, "After a long struggle, Econe will triumph". But lately I've been thinking the "Feeneyite" (that's a misnomer, it's really the Augustinian position - St. Augustine said, "Perish the thought that one predestined to eternal life could be allowed to end this life without the Sacrament of the Mediator" [Absit enim, ut praedestinatus ad vitam sine Sacramento Mediatoris finire permittatur hanc vitam](Aug. c. Julianum. 5, 4, 14) - at the same time, not denying, that Cornelius had received Baptism of Desire, as a catechumen, and then also Baptism in Water, in Acts in the Bible - the Church has also said St. Augustine's teaching on grace and predestination is absolutely safe and may be freely held and taught) issue is misunderstood and the Augustinian position is legitimate. The Thomistic teaching is great as well (all men predestined for salvation will receive the grace to become Christians before the end of their lives) and both of these can and should be openly preached for the Church to be restored. If Church authorities were not teaching that not only Jews and Muslims and pagans, but also atheists and agnostics and secularists could be saved without converting, much of the current crisis would not have happened. But I wholly agree with "For my purposes, every non-Catholic needs to be converted to the Traditional Catholic Faith and water baptized, period. That will be my recommendation for 100% of potential converts I come across." Also really like, "I'd like to remind everyone that we are all Catholics trying to do our best to please God and get ourselves and our families to heaven."
    "And as to yourself, tell them that because you are imperfect, weak and infirm, you stand in need of Communion." (Introduction to the Devout Life)

     

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