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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-14-18, M, St. John of the Cross, Priest & Doctor/Church

    12/15/2018 10:40:02 AM PST · 37 of 37
    GBA to GBA

    For reference

  • Science Confirms: Angels Took the House of Our Lady of Nazareth to Loreto

    12/15/2018 9:21:26 AM PST · 1,105 of 1,105
    GBA to Mrs. Don-o
    I am just starting reading these posts, but this post is quite eloquent. Thank you!

    I am learning to not make a false idol of my own rational understanding.

    It is easy to do!

    Satan knows how to get us to fill ourselves with our own stuff, so that there is no room for the Holy Spirit's Truth.

    Mother Mary is the Spouse of the Holy Spirit and the Mother of God.

    People should be careful regarding Mother Mary, lest their mouths condemn them.

  • Science Confirms: Angels Took the House of Our Lady of Nazareth to Loreto

    12/15/2018 9:05:49 AM PST · 1,104 of 1,105
    GBA to NYer
    Thanks for posting this! First I've ever heard of it. Very cool!!

    I am already a believer and these things just add greater depth to my belief, faith and understanding.

    I especially love the opposing voices, both to make me think and to verify its authenticity.

    I've come to accept how those voices have to appear and attack miraculous things now, in these times, just the same as they did when He walked as a man.

  • The Psychological Composition of a Leftist

    12/13/2018 8:31:09 AM PST · 29 of 29
    GBA to huckfillary

    Great find! I finally had a chance to read it and I’m happy I saved it. Thanks for posting it here!

  • Feminist Theologians Draft ‘A Women's Bible,’ Challenging Male Interpretations of Biblical Women

    12/08/2018 9:26:02 AM PST · 53 of 58
    GBA to GBA
    Typos. That should have been: "He created us in Their Image and we have returned the favor."
  • Feminist Theologians Draft ‘A Women's Bible,’ Challenging Male Interpretations of Biblical Women

    12/08/2018 9:17:34 AM PST · 52 of 58
    GBA to marshmallow

    He created us in their image and we have returned the favor.

  • A Shocking Loss of Faith: Reflecting on the Closing of So Many Churches

    12/07/2018 9:49:55 AM PST · 20 of 76
    GBA to Salvation
  • Search underway off Japanese coast after Marine C-130 and F/A-18 crash

    12/06/2018 9:15:32 AM PST · 13 of 16
    GBA to Yo-Yo
    Encountering a C130's wingtip and prop vortices up close and personal might be wicked ride for an F/A-18 at low speed.

    Add turbulence or whatever and s-it happens fast.

  • Military warns EMP attack could wipe out America, 'democracy, world order'

    12/02/2018 8:07:46 AM PST · 193 of 204
    GBA to BenLurkin
    "The more they overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain."
    Montgomery "Scotty" Scott

    We are very dependent upon technology, so much so we have happily and smugly forgotten to learn basic skills and will be lost if the tech quits working.

  • Megyn Kelly looks glum in New York and more star snaps

    11/30/2018 10:45:54 AM PST · 55 of 61
    GBA to conservative98
    She's okay. She broke the rules, but she has been given another 2nd chance.
    3 Steps to Destruction:

    1 Willful self-determination
    2. Wicked self-deception
    3. Woeful self-destruction

    All things considered, she got off with just a warning...

    Repent and sin no more.

  • Life Expectancy Decline: Have Young Americans Lost Hope Amid Plenty?

    11/30/2018 9:23:57 AM PST · 32 of 40
    GBA to SeekAndFind
    Well, maybe we are getting a few things wrong? Could it be that politically correct ain't all that correct after all?

    Life is the same now as it ever was. The rules that govern us and this earth have not changed, so this is all predictable.

    We prodigals just think we know best, so we go our own way, as though things would be as they really should be if only we remade the world in our own image.

    However, we would do much better if only we would compare our understanding to the OEM's standards and re-calibrate where necessary.

    Sadly, that isn't likely to happen without an Intervention or before more destructive corrections, because of what we are in these times.

    An unspiritual person is one who does not accept anything of the Spirit of God: he sees it all as nonsense; it is beyond his understanding because it can only be understood by means of the Spirit; 1 Cor 2:14

  • Barack Obama: Trump’s Nationalism ‘Not Pride in Country, but Hatred for Somebody(T)

    11/28/2018 8:56:39 AM PST · 27 of 72
    GBA to rktman
    Pray for that poor soul.

    Every time he opens his mouth and says things like that, and with knowledge and intent, I cringe, thinking of how many ways he condemns himself before The Judge.

    What a fool, but like ol' Obi-wan said: "Who's the more foolish...the fool or the fool who follows him?"

  • Tennessee driver killed by concrete chunk tossed from highway overpass, police say

    11/21/2018 1:13:26 PM PST · 42 of 63
    GBA to Mr. Blond

    Inspectors with the Tennessee Department of Transportation determined that the concrete was not a part of the bridge structure, but more closely resembled a roadside curb, according to the statement.

  • Why the Social Engineers of the Sixties Failed to Make a "Great Society"

    11/21/2018 9:32:37 AM PST · 57 of 72
    GBA to daniel1212
    Why? Mostly because they (purposefully?) forgot to include God and went their own way.

    3 steps to human destruction:

    1. Willful Self-determination
    2. Wicked Self-deception
    3 Woeful Self-destruction

    Always self-check and re-calibrate to Source.

    They didn't do that and, naturally, they took US down the wrong road where we crashed and burned.

    Those fires are still burning, too.

  • Justice Sotomayor on Kavanaugh Coming to the Supreme Court: 'The Nine of Us Are Now a Family'

    11/17/2018 7:39:39 PM PST · 52 of 190
    GBA to Cassius Flavia Agrippa
    How? Yeah, you know, I’ve always quietly wondered about that myself.

    But over the last few years? I’m slowly beginning to see how it’s really just basic Jesus 101, per John 13:35

    “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”
    Fwiw? My dad was a fairly hard core, practical conservative, but he was not at all religious and he strongly disliked preachers.

    You had to earn his respect, his friendship, his love and pretty much any other positive he might feel about someone, so it’s kinda strange that he was the one who demonstrated that concept to me.

    When and where he and mom retired, he was best friends and poker buddies with several life long, hard-core libs, one very high level NE D party.

    His and mom’s daughters and grand daughters are all equally just as liberal, but no more arguing.

    I asked him about it once before he passed. Said that family and friendship were more important to him than politics.

    For someone who hated libs, bums and preachers back in the day, I’m amazed by how much he loved everyone in retirement.

    I pray he rests in His Peace now.

  • Romney signals anti-warming push

    11/17/2018 6:32:07 PM PST · 70 of 108
    GBA to House Atreides
    Depending on one’s point of view, he’s right. Humans do contribute to “global warming” because of our behavior.

    Truth is, we believe and act in ways that are contrary to and are an affront to the One who created the world and all that inhabits it.

    It is He who controls the weather, not us.

    We are the idiots who tell ourselves that CO2, something He made essential to life, is actually a pollutant that the EPA should regulate!

    Whew...that is some breath-taking human stupidity right there, man...

    As it is now? We are in serious need of an attitude adjustment and we are getting one now.

    More coming, too, no doubt about that.

  • Tattooed trenchcoat-wearing ex-Marine, 28, is identified as gunman who massacred 12 (T)

    11/08/2018 10:24:01 AM PST · 51 of 72
    GBA to blueplum
    Absolutely right. I hope and pray what you said is made SOP from here on.

    He wasn’t home, yet. He needed help coming home and we failed him.

    Now everyone has to pay a much higher price.

    Instead of healing one, now how many need to be healed?

    This was stupid on our part, but stupid can be fixed.

    But doing nothing now, after we know we have a problem, that would be ignorant ... and evil.

  • Does purgatory deny the sufficiency of Christ's sacrifice?

    11/06/2018 12:01:26 PM PST · 116 of 160
    GBA to GBA
    Maybe posting this to myself is a good place to leave it for later reference.

    I read this from Jesus earlier and am still thinking about it.

    I have called and am still calling everyone to surrender to My Will and repent so that they enter into My Divine Light that will reveal to them the Kingdom of My Father and His Will; malice must be banished from every heart for evil brings death;

    in your days, Vassula, when people still ask you how are they to know whether they are in conformity with My Will, tell them: "if your spirit is not resting in God, but feels worried, crushed and distressed over everything in this world, this is a sign that you have not fully abandoned yourself to God, nor to His Will;

    for he who lives in the Will of God, trusts God; if hardships may come on his way, and his life is threatened these will not affect his peace, no, but if you fear for your life, this too, is a sign that you are far from having surrendered your will to God's;

    a soul who has no fear, at all, is a soul that has given his will to God; if a soul prays asking God to obtain something, yet does not receive it and is worried for not having received it, that soul is still far from God's Will;

    a soul that has surrendered his will to God's Will does not worry, does not fear, and does not live in anxiety for come what may, that soul remains unworried and in tranquillity, accepting God's decision, never losing his peace;

    but a person who is only concerned about his life and all material things of this earth, this soul will be continuously living in distress, fear, and worries and not until he gives himself to God's Will, will he be able to live in peace and know God's Will;"

    then, only then, will they see straight and acknowledge Me; Scriptures say: "yes, naturally stupid are all men who have not known God and who, from the good things that are seen, have not been able to discover Him-who-is" (Wisdom 13:1);

    some will say: "the Lord inflicts on me sufferings and afflictions that are beyond my bearing"; "whatever comes out of My Will, if you are in My grace, you will be able to bear them with a light heart and with fortitude, for love bears with love and grace"; this is what you can tell them;

    and if they ask: "but why does the Lord not give me this grace, and the gift of fortitude to bear all that afflicts my soul?"

    My answer is: "I want you to give up your will to Mine! You have not surrendered your will to My Will but you are still walking on your own; and worse still, have you not wondered why it is every time you say, 'God made me understand, or told me, to do so and so,' yet these things have gone wrong and not come true?

    this too is a sign that you have not completely surrendered to My Will; humble yourself; ask Me to grant you a contrite spirit, and you will rest in Me; then I will reveal to you the Kingdom of My Father;" despair not, for I am always with you; Love loves you;

    Lots to think about, but it helps me to understand why I’m “not there yet” in my life and in my thinking.

    Life is not unlike Purgatory in this way, apparently for the same reasons.

  • Does purgatory deny the sufficiency of Christ's sacrifice?

    11/06/2018 11:34:32 AM PST · 115 of 160
    GBA to Gamecock
    No. Purgatory is what it is. Same as Heaven. Same as hell.

    From what I’ve learned so far, souls in hell are lost, but souls in Purgatory are saved.

    Conceptually, maybe it’s like density, where, like shaking a soil sample in a closed jar full of water, each object seeks its own level.

    The greater an object’s density, the lower its level, with the least dense objects floating on top.

    I think “love” determines density in this Holy/Divine system the Creator built. Love is what saves a soul and thus gives it boyancy, the love the soul has for Jesus.

    After the body dies, that’s what remains, the love, for the Father, Son and Spirit, and for our neighbors, per His Commandments.

    The greater the love the soul has, the higher in Heaven, and perhaps in Purgatory, too, the soul rises after the body, the soul’s anchor to earth, dies and returns to dust.

    I didn’t set it up, didn’t design it or build it, not at all sure how it works, but conceptually, that’s how I’m trying to understand it. Still learning...

    The hardest part of learning? I’m still learning how to not be so full of myself and my own understanding that I have no room or desire for what the Holy Spirit is trying to teach me.

    So, learning from the Holy Spirit is very counter to my stubborn nature, and I am very slow learning how to humble and empty myself to Him in this way.

  • Tetzel on 7 Years in Purgatory for Every Sin

    11/06/2018 9:52:57 AM PST · 20 of 29
    GBA to Gamecock
    Thanks for posting this. I don’t have time to read it now, but it looks very interesting.

    I”m still getting my head around what Purgatory is. From what I’ve studied so far, I know that, just like Heaven, Purgatory is real and so is hell.

    Souls in Purgatory are saved, but not ready to enter Heaven.

    Purgatory seems to be like a smelting pot, where their suffering, their longing for Jesus, purifies their soul, burning away the sins that prevent their soul from entering heaven.

    Souls in hell, on the other hand, are lost. Many, even though offered salvation, don’t want it, preferring Satan in death, the same as in life.