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  • Macy’s Fires Catholic Over Transgender Bathroom Incident

    07/25/2016 5:15:15 PM PDT · 19 of 40
    Mrs. Don-o to NoLibZone
    LOL.

    I get your pint, but I seriously doubt a Tranny has an Intelligent Design.

  • Pope Scraps Official Discourse to Polish Bishops in Favour of Private Meeting

    07/25/2016 4:57:13 PM PDT · 13 of 16
    Mrs. Don-o to CdMGuy; Kolokotronis

    Please ping me to your answer to Kolokotronis, Thank you.

  • Spin Of The Year (Possibly the most heretical seminary in the US is going out of business)

    07/25/2016 4:55:53 PM PDT · 92 of 94
    Mrs. Don-o to ealgeone
    Just a quick kite his time, because I'm still working on the corn and beans.

    • Revelation 12 is about the Mother of the Messiah. Are you really quite sure you want to claim that the Mother of the Messiah is not Mary?

      Rather than try to defend such a rash assertion, I think it would be better to acknowledge that many Biblical prophecies and images, and especially in Revelation, are polysemous. In Revelation 12, the Great Sign of the Mother in the sky, is referring the Mary the Mother of the Messiah (primary meaning, since her motherhood, and the identity of her newborn Infant as Messiah, are both clearly referenced)) AND Israel/Daughter Zion, AND the Church founded by Christ (secondary or derivative, dependent upon the primary.) These three meanings frequently overlap, and never more profoundly than here at Rev. 12.

    • Re the writings of saints and mystics: the Catholic Church does not even teach the infallibility of the Pope in terms of all his utterances and published remarks being supposedly free from error, which they are not. Still less do we offer the writings of saints and mystics as infallible.

      "Free of error" in this case --- the mystical writings --- means only that the parts that touch on doctrine, can be interpreted in a sound and orthodox way, RARELY as literal doctrinal formula (VERY RARE in mystical writings!)--- or as an illustration by analogy, or by allegory, or by imagery, or by way of a conditional truth (e.g. IF 'this' happens, then 'that' will happen.)

      There are some outright errors in the writings of some mystics. These are not endorsed by the Church. Even if the mystic in question is a canonized saint, that does not mean all their writings are perfect in all respects! Some of them are too ambiguous to yield a judgment of their accuracy. (Ambiguity is a characteristic of any Bible passages too, as we have seen.

      (E.g. how many people were at the foot of the Cross?)

      (E.g. "And what the LORD doth require of thee: Only to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God." What does "only" mean in this passage? You don't have to believe in Christ?")

      E.g. "See how a person is justified by works and not by faith alone." (James 2:24) What???)

      "Free of error" does not mean that that it is part of the Deposit of Faith, comprising the truths that were handed on to us by he Apostles. No "new truths" of this sort have emerged "de novo," nor could they emerge, after the Apostolic Age, which closed at about the end of the First Century AD.

    • As for the image of the woman at the oldest House Church ever excavated by archaeologists, the Church at Dura Europos in Syria: this is properly a question for art historians, not for theologians. Since none of the pictures on the walls at Dura Europos are labeled, we are reliant on art historians for the probable subject.

      The picture is of a woman at a well. Sort of off toward the corner there is a raised and very faded figure of (probably)_ an angel ---"probably" an angel, since the figure is raised as if in mid-air; and there's a faded line showing something like starburst occurring in or on the woman.

      The art experts say it *could* be the Samaritan woman at the well, but not likely, since such pictures usually center on Christ talking to her, which is not shown at all.

      Since the faded figure is probably an angel, and since something is happening within the woman (starburst) another view --- and this is only a point of view --- is that it is the Annunciation, the angel is Gabriel, and the woman is Mary showing he (symbolically) conceiving Christ within her.

      Scripture says the angel came "in" to speak to Mary, while some interpret to mean she must have been inside her house. Others translate this is "came INTO her presence." Of the 24 variant translations listed at Bible Hub, they are about equally divided between coming "in" and not mentioning "in" at all.

      So I don't think it can be determined whether this passage is saying the angel came into her house or just into her presence. Not only that, bu Jewish law considers your courtyard to be part of your house --- this is important for hakachic regulations which say you can take only so many steps outside of your "house" on the Sabbath. So if Mary had a well in her courtyard, she would still be considered (by Jewish law) to be in her house, and the angel could come in to her (at the well) without implying that the well was located in the middle of her living-room :o) ..

      All this is secondary. Whether or not Mary was portrayed on the mural at Dura Europos, she was certainly addressed as well as pictured on the underground tufa walls at, e.g. the Catacomb of Priscilla in Rome. Being pictured is a form of dulia-- simple honor, neither more nor less.


    This WAS going to be a short kite!


    • The Catholic Church does not teach a doctrine that Mary is the "only advocate" of sinners. If St. Ephrem (I presume that's Ephrem the Syrian, the great 4th Christian poet and hymnodist) says that, it is necessary to take that in an orthodox way, i.e. as a point of poetic hyperbole, perhaps.

      or As when a suit, courting his beloved, says "You are my ONLY love," he manifestly does not mean that he doesn't love his father and mother, or that he doesn't love God. He's just trying to express an exalted view of this beloved woman. No reasonable person would think otherwise.

      Similarly, no Christian--- and no scholar, looking over the whole corpus of Ephrem's work --- could reasonably conclude that Ephrem thought Mary was the literal, sole advocate of sinners. That would take him clear out of Christianity; whereas his poetic work is, in fact, highly Christocentric.

      I myself am, in fact, an advocate for sinners. I pray for sinners daily. And this is the ONLY way that Mary, as a human persona d as a disciple of Christ, can "advocate" for sinners: by commending them to Christ.


    Back to the beans. Adieu.

  • Pope Scraps Official Discourse to Polish Bishops in Favour of Private Meeting

    07/25/2016 11:58:15 AM PDT · 10 of 16
    Mrs. Don-o to dsrtsage

    You’re really into losing money, I guess.

  • Spin Of The Year (Possibly the most heretical seminary in the US is going out of business)

    07/24/2016 5:09:59 PM PDT · 89 of 94
    Mrs. Don-o to ealgeone
    I didn't reference the post about Luther because I didn't read it.

    "Me senses"? That doesn't even mean anything. I'm through. I'm going out to put some 10-10-5 on my sweet corn.

  • Spin Of The Year (Possibly the most heretical seminary in the US is going out of business)

    07/24/2016 5:06:48 PM PDT · 88 of 94
    Mrs. Don-o to ealgeone
    • You seem entirely unaware of the Analogy of Faith and the Development of Doctrine;
    • you remain obstinately ignorant of the difference between Dulia and Latria;
    • you minimize, or have never even thought of, the relationship between Mary and the Mystical Body of Christ;
    • you block out the significance of Revelation 12 identifying Mary as the Mother of all believers;
    • your understanding of the Incarnation is so shallow, it makes out Mary to be some kind of robo-gestational unit, and not the true maternal genetrix of Christ's sacred humanity;
    • you turn your face from the profound significance of Mary's heart and soul being pierced, participation in Christ's Passion by empathy, prophesied by Simeon;
    • you ignore the difference between doctrinal language and poetic/analogous language;
    • you don't have a clue about synechdoche in either the religious or literary sense;
    • you don't grasp the variations of devotional genres through the centuries;
    • you ignore archaeological evidence (inscibed over the bones of martyrs in the catacomb walls, lovingly embellishing ancient sites like the House Church at Dura Europos) showing devotion to Mary from the earliest centuries of Chrstianity;
    • you don't have a clue about courtly and royal imagery, extending from Genesis through Revelation;
    • your sense of "context" is so thin, it's "like water for chocolate";
    • you're completely in the dark about the difference between a dogma, a speculation and a theologoumenon (a mere theological opinion);
    • you make zero reference the wealth of foreshadowings and types of Mary in the Old Covenant, Virgin Daughter of Zion and so many, many others;
    • you can pack so much dubious misinterpretation into one paragraph, it would take a book to straighten it out---

    And yet you have the chutzpah to say, "You cannot refute what I've noted regarding the rcc on mary. If you could you would have posted the corrections."

    Like I and others haven't done this about a hundred times for over a decade right here on the FR Religion Forum, and a good sample of it addressed or pinged directly to you??

    You can google almost any phrase in the above list with my username Mrs Don-o, and read what I've written on this very Religion Forum since 2004, and before that back to about 1998 when I was putting my own signed comments on my husband's account (don-o).

    And most of it has links to more in-depth treatment and primary sources.

    Do it. Google me.

    Once again, it profits you nothing to "tell" me what *I* believe. How tiresome, and how puerile. Tell me what *you* believe; ASK me what I believe.

    And then read to understand, not to jump in with a half-baked refutation, when your own understanding of the vastness of Catholicism is a mile wide and a centimeter deep. /end rant mode/

    Peace to you.

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  • Spin Of The Year (Possibly the most heretical seminary in the US is going out of business)

    07/24/2016 4:15:27 PM PDT · 86 of 94
    Mrs. Don-o to ealgeone

    That was nothing about Mary; just your cue, I guess, to grab the bogus Mariolatry tape and run it through the infinite loop a couple more times.

  • Thousands Hit Philadelphia's Steamy Streets to Protest DNC

    07/24/2016 3:19:57 PM PDT · 3 of 42
    Mrs. Don-o to aquila48
    "Hell No, DNC, we won't vote for Hillary" Gotta hand it to the Left, they've got that chanting thing down pat.
  • Spin Of The Year (Possibly the most heretical seminary in the US is going out of business)

    07/24/2016 3:15:54 PM PDT · 81 of 94
    Mrs. Don-o to ealgeone
    Your method here, ealgeone, is twisty-tailed around from the git-go, because you persist in telling FReeper Catholics what they believe, rather than asking what they believe. That, by the way, is why your method always fails, That is why Catholics never respond by saying, "Oh, yeah, what an insight! I see the light!" Because you keep selecting, arranging, shading and framing your own picture of the Catholic Faith, rather than patiently *inquiring* about the Catholic Faith as it is.

    It's as if one were to issue a critique of Shakespeare called, "Othello the Prince of Denmark, Indiana, at the Asylum at Charenton-om-Avon," --- and refuse any correction because there were *some* elements of you the Bard there (quoted verbatim) (verbatim!)so this must be real, authentic Shakespeareanism.

    So you jump into a thread about an entirely different topic (the shuttering of a heretical Episcopalian seminary--- nothing to do with devotion to Mary) and you do your routine Mary-baiting which we've read here so often we could write it ourselves.

    It's beyond tedious.

  • Spin Of The Year (Possibly the most heretical seminary in the US is going out of business)

    07/24/2016 2:17:00 PM PDT · 76 of 94
    Mrs. Don-o to ealgeone; jafojeffsurf
    Ealgeone, you set this up as if Mary is a rival or alternative to Christ. This is not the case. Mary brings people to Christ. She bears Christ to them, because she is the Mother of the Incarnation. She manifests Him to them as the did to the shepherds and kings. She urges people, "Do whatever He tells you." She bears witness to her Son at the foot of the Cross. ---- in other words, she is an evangelizer.

    The Rosary, for example, is a series of meditations on the Life of Christ.

    Once you realize this, the whole bogus thesis which pits Mary against Christ, collapses.

  • Syrian ‘Refugee’ Machetes Pregnant Woman To Death, Injures Two More In German

    07/24/2016 11:43:21 AM PDT · 7 of 98
    Mrs. Don-o to Kozak
    The literal translation of Allahu Akhbar is

    This has nothing to do with Islam.

    ...or so I'm told...

  • Spin Of The Year (Possibly the most heretical seminary in the US is going out of business)

    07/24/2016 11:40:57 AM PDT · 66 of 94
    Mrs. Don-o to jafojeffsurf; ealgeone
    Logically, this is the kind of direct contradiction (A/ non-A) where one is right and one is wrong. We can't both be wrong, because it can't be both oligatory, and non-obligatory, to believe private revelation: not at the same time, and not in the same manner.

    The Catholic Catechism, para 67 (LINK) says private revelation "does not belong to the deposit of faith."

  • City’s public schools join fight against ‘white power’

    07/24/2016 7:10:38 AM PDT · 53 of 66
    Mrs. Don-o to IrishBrigade

    I don’t think this is a woman problem. I think it’s a fool problem.

  • Spin Of The Year (Possibly the most heretical seminary in the US is going out of business)

    07/24/2016 6:47:55 AM PDT · 61 of 94
    Mrs. Don-o to ealgeone

    Exactly.

  • Spin Of The Year (Possibly the most heretical seminary in the US is going out of business)

    07/24/2016 4:32:51 AM PDT · 58 of 94
    Mrs. Don-o to ealgeone
    Yes, Fatima is a "private revelation" --- by definition, All "public revelation" ceased with the death of the last Apostle.

    Nothing "new" is revealed in "private revelation" that is necessary for salvation.

    Of the thousands of reported Maran visions/messages over the centuries, for instance, only about eleven have received approval from the relevant Vatican offices, and that is simply the outcome of investigation which has, to the best of anybody's ability, ruled out fraud, psychosis, or other natural causes.

    Nobody --- not even the personal recipient of a reputed "private revelation" --- is obliged de fide to believe in a private revelation.

    And it's considered "private" even if it was seen by 70,000 people, as at the "Miracle of the Sun" at Fatima, Portugal in 1917

    You're welcome.

  • Spin Of The Year (Possibly the most heretical seminary in the US is going out of business)

    07/23/2016 7:11:10 PM PDT · 40 of 94
    Mrs. Don-o to ealgeone

    You have consistently ignored the doctrines of the Catholic Church as summarized in the Catechism and rejected the true interpretation of mystical, devotional, and “private revelation” literature which do not constitute doctrine. I and others have offered explanations of what *does* constitute doctrine in the FR Religion Forum over a period of years, now—— but you manifest an odd uninterest in what Catholicism actually is, preferring to run your own unbalanced, verbally “photoshopped” narrative over and over.

    Discussion of your “Funhouse Mirror” picture has proven futile and tiresome.

    Why don’t you spend your bandwidth explaining your own religion, rather than misrepresenting mine?

    The first sentence of your post is a falsehood, since nowhere does the Church teach that Mary us to be worshipped.

  • Munich shooting linked to neo-Nazi mass murderer Anders Breivik (Liberals changing reality again)

    07/23/2016 5:34:43 PM PDT · 15 of 57
    Mrs. Don-o to Cubs Fan
    The literal translation of Allahu Akhbar is

    This has nothing to do with Islam.

    ...or so I'm told...

  • Spin Of The Year (Possibly the most heretical seminary in the US is going out of business)

    07/23/2016 5:31:53 PM PDT · 17 of 94
    Mrs. Don-o to ealgeone
    Oh ealgeone, for the 279th time, lay off your chronic misrepresentation of Catholics' veneration of the Blessed Mother, OK?

    Thank you.

  • Munich gunman fixated on mass killing, had no Islamist ties

    07/23/2016 1:46:40 PM PDT · 21 of 91
    Mrs. Don-o to chris37
    The literal translation of Allahu Akhbar is

    This has nothing to do with Islam.

    ...or so I'm told...

  • Munich gunman fixated on mass killing, had no Islamist ties

    07/23/2016 1:46:32 PM PDT · 20 of 91
    Mrs. Don-o to chris37
    The literal translation of Allahu Akhbar is

    This has nothing to do with Islam.

    ...or so I'm told...

  • Man holds gun to girlfriend's head while breastfeeding, deputies say

    07/23/2016 1:38:35 PM PDT · 55 of 59
    Mrs. Don-o to cyn
    Woman without her man is a beast

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    Woman --- without her man --- is a beast.

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    Woman! Without her, man is a beast!

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  • Man holds gun to girlfriend's head while breastfeeding, deputies say

    07/23/2016 11:16:15 AM PDT · 44 of 59
    Mrs. Don-o to Tax-chick

    I think the gun was breastfeeding.

  • Man holds gun to girlfriend's head while breastfeeding, deputies say

    07/23/2016 11:10:47 AM PDT · 41 of 59
    Mrs. Don-o to Tax-chick
    Thankew veddymuch. Always willing to argle about bargle.

    I mean (ahem) "dialogue".

  • Man holds gun to girlfriend's head while breastfeeding, deputies say

    07/23/2016 11:06:49 AM PDT · 39 of 59
    Mrs. Don-o to Tax-chick

    I guess “side whacked” is more applicable to argle-bargle.

  • Will Most Baptized Christians Go To Heaven?

    07/23/2016 11:05:21 AM PDT · 54 of 154
    Mrs. Don-o to pinochet

    Tagline

  • Man holds gun to girlfriend's head while breastfeeding, deputies say

    07/23/2016 11:01:17 AM PDT · 37 of 59
    Mrs. Don-o to Tax-chick

    “Upwhacked”

    Not side-whacked?

  • Protestant Theologian: ‘Radical Bible Groups’ A Bigger Threat To Teens Than Islamism

    07/23/2016 10:53:22 AM PDT · 50 of 80
    Mrs. Don-o to Dilbert San Diego

    Sites of major Islam offensive battles


    Sites of major Crusader offensive battles

    Source

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  • 45 Catholic academics urge cardinals to ask Pope Francis to fix exhortation’s errors

    07/23/2016 10:33:07 AM PDT · 20 of 22
    Mrs. Don-o to kalee
    Here, so you can read the list without having to click on the source, the National Catholic (Fishwrap) Reporter

    Following are the signatories of the letter to the cardinals, as listed in the document:

    Dr. Jose Tomas Alvarado
    Associate Professor
    Institute of Philosophy
    Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

    Rev. Fr. Scott Anthony Armstrong PhD
    Brisbane Oratory in formation

    Rev. Claude Barthe

    Rev. Ray Blake
    Parish priest of the diocese of Arundel and Brighton

    Fr. Louis-Marie de Blignieres FSVF
    Doctor of Philosophy

    Dr. Philip Blosser
    Professor of Philosophy
    Sacred Heart Major Seminary
    Archdiocese of Detroit

    Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro Carambula, STD, JD
    Chaplain and Faculty Member of the Roman Forum

    Rev. Fr. Thomas Crean OP, STD
    Holy Cross parish, Leicester

    Fr. Albert-Marie Crignion FSVF
    Doctor designatus of Theology

    Robert de Mattei
    Professor of History of Christianity
    European University of Rome

    Cyrille Dounot JCL
    Professor of Law, the University of Auvergne
    Ecclesiastical advocate, Archdiocese of Lyon

    Fr. Neil Feguson OP, MA, BD
    Lecturer in Sacred Scripture
    Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford

    Dr. Alan Fimister STL, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Theology
    St. John Vianney Seminary, Archdiocese of Denver

    Luke Gormally
    Director Emeritus, The Linacre Centre for Healthcare Ethics
    Sometime Research Professor
    Ave Maria School of Law, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Member, The Pontifical Academy for Life

    Carlos A. Casanova Guerra
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Full Professor of Universidad Santo Tomas de Chile

    Rev. Brian W. Harrison OS, MA, STD
    Associate Professor of Theology (retired)
    Pontifical University of Puerto Rico
    Scholar-in-Residence
    Oblates of Wisdom Study Center
    Chaplain, St. Mary of Victories Chapel
    St. Louis, Missouri

    Rev. Simon Henry BA (Hons), MA
    Parish priest of the archdiocese of Liverpool

    Rev. John Hunwicke
    Former Senior Research Fellow
    Pusey House, Oxford
    Priest of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham

    Peter A. Kwasniewski PhD, Philosophy
    Professor, Wyoming Catholic College

    Dr. John R.T. Lamont STL, D.Phil

    Fr. Serafino M. Lanzetta, PhD
    Lecturer in Dogmatic Theology
    Theological Faculty of Lugano, Switzerland
    Priest in charge of St. Mary's, Gosport
    in the diocese of Portsmouth

    Dr. Anthony McCarthy
    Visiting Lecturer in Moral Philosophy
    International Theological Institute, Austria

    Rev. Stephen Morgan D.Phil (Oxon)
    Lecturer & Tutor in Theology
    Maryvale Higher Institute of Religious Sciences

    Don Alfredo Morselli STL
    Parish priest of the archdiocese of Bologna

    Rev. Richard A. Munkelt PhD
    Chaplain and Faculty Member, Roman Forum

    Fr. Aidan Nichols OP, PhD
    Formerly John Paul II Lecturer in Roman Catholic Theology
    University of Oxford
    Prior of the Convent of St. Michael, Cambridge

    Fr. Robert Nortz MMA, STL
    Director of Studies
    Monastery of the Most Holy Trinity, Massachusetts (Maronite)

    Rev. John Osman MA, STL
    Parish priest in the archdiocese of Birmingham
    former Catholic chaplain to the University of Cambridge

    Christopher D. Owens STL (Cand.)
    Adjunct Instructor, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
    St. John's University (NYC)
    Director, St. Albert the Great Center for Scholastic Studies

    Rev. David Palmer MA
    Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham
    Chair of Marriage and Family Life Commission
    Diocese of Nottingham

    Dr. Paolo Pasqualucci
    Professor of Philosophy (retired)
    University of Perugia

    Dr. Claudio Pierantoni
    Professor of Medieval Philosophy
    University of Chile
    Former Professor of Church History and Patrology
    Faculty of Theology of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
    Member of the International Association of Patristic Studies

    Fr. Anthony Pillari JCL (Cand.)
    Priest of the Archdiocese of San Antonio, TX
    chaplain to Carmelite nuns

    Prof. Enrico Maria Radaelli
    International Science and Commonsense Association (ISCA)
    Research Director
    Department of Metaphysics of Beauty and Philosophy of Arts

    Dr. John C. Rao D.Phil (Oxford)
    Associate Professor of History St. John's University (NYC)
    Chairman, Roman Forum

    Fr. Reginald-Marie Rivoire FSVF
    Doctor designatus of canon law

    Rt. Rev. Giovanni Scalese CRSP, SThL, DPhil
    Ordinary of Afghanistan

    Dr. Joseph Shaw
    Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy
    St. Benet's Hall, Oxford University

    Dr. Anna M. Silvas FAHA
    Adjunct research fellow
    University of New England, NSW, Australia

    Michael G. Sirilla, PhD
    Professor of Systematic and Dogmatic Theology
    Franciscan University of Steubenville
    Professor Dr. Thomas Stark
    Phil.-Theol. Hochschule Benedikt XVI, Heiligenkreuz

    Rev. Glen Tattersall
    Parish priest, Parish of Bl. John Henry Newman
    Archdiocese of Melbourne
    Rector, St. Aloysius' Church

    Giovanni Turco
    Professor of the Philosophy of Public Law
    University of Udine


    Fr. Edmund Waldstein OCist. Vice-Rector of the Leopoldinum seminary
    lecturer in moral theology at the Phil.-Theol.
    Hochschule Benedikt XVI, Heiligenkreuz

    Nicholas Warembourg
    Professeur agrege des facultes de droit
    Ecole de Droit de la Sorbonne
    Universite Paris 1

  • No motive yet for Munich attack

    07/22/2016 8:06:27 PM PDT · 52 of 112
    Mrs. Don-o to madprof98
    The literal translation of Allahu Akhbar is

    This has nothing to do with Islam.

    ...or so I'm told...

  • 45 Catholic academics urge cardinals to ask Pope Francis to fix exhortation’s errors

    07/22/2016 8:04:27 PM PDT · 14 of 22
    Mrs. Don-o to ebb tide; annalex
    It's good to see some familiar names: John Hunwicke of course, also Joseph Shaw of the Latin Mass group in UK, Luke Gormally (son-in-law of Elizabeth Anscombe), Dr. Rao from St. John's in NYC, Philip Blosser at Sacred Heart Seminary (Detroit), Mike Sirilla at Franciscan (Steubenville).

    I think it's fair to say each of them represents dozens or hundreds of similar stature: teachers, colleagues, former students, the many whose intellectual and spiritual formation they have guided over the years.

    This, finally, is good.

  • Vermont doctors push back against assisted-suicide requirement

    07/22/2016 7:42:10 PM PDT · 12 of 12
    Mrs. Don-o to Ace's Dad
    People kill themselves because of, nostly, three things: pain, depression, and abandonment. And fear of the same.

    Pain can be controlled. That's why God made opiates. Depression can be ameliorated. If the tricyclics don't work, bring in the tambourines. And if we don't ABANDON our suffering friends and kin, we can help them break through fear into meaning, acceptance, and peace.

    That is what I have seen in my life.

    There was a time when medicine was pitifully primitive and there were very few *cures*, but still the simple human obligation to *care*. If it were ethically OK, or humanly acceptable, to choose death in difficult cases, then THERE WOULD BE NO CURE FOR ANYTHING, EVER: because killing a guy is always available, often quick and always cost-effective.

    There would be no cure, AND no care. That's good for nobody but the undertaker and the devil in hell.

  • Vermont doctors push back against assisted-suicide requirement

    07/22/2016 3:23:30 PM PDT · 4 of 12
    Mrs. Don-o to Steely Tom
    It's considered a violation of the patient's rights to fail to present all available "treatments" including suicide. If the doctor opposes the program of killing patients, this is "imposing his ethics" on a patient who needs to know he has a right to be killed by his doctor.

    It's always about these new rights: the right to kill your baby, the right to destroy your bodily sexuality, the right to die.

    I prefer the old-fashioned ones, which strike me as being more robust: the right to "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness."

  • Vermont doctors push back against assisted-suicide requirement

    07/22/2016 2:51:26 PM PDT · 1 of 12
    Mrs. Don-o
    Vermont doctors being required to promote - refer for patient suicide. State officials are calling suicide a "care and treatment option" when in fact it is the abandonment of care and treatment.

    Conscientious doctors want to promote good palliative care, including effective treatment for depression and pain.

    That costs more than just having the patient off himself.

    And there's the rub, my friends.

  • The appalling truth is that Trump IS as stupid and ignorant as he seems (Brit barf alert)

    07/22/2016 10:49:13 AM PDT · 50 of 58
    Mrs. Don-o to pabianice

    That’s always a possibility.

  • Why is Original Sin Called the “Sin of Adam”?"

    07/22/2016 7:55:10 AM PDT · 8 of 16
    Mrs. Don-o to Salvation

    For later

  • Liberal Catholicism’s unexpected crisis [Catholic Caucus]

    07/21/2016 6:21:26 PM PDT · 6 of 8
    Mrs. Don-o to fieldmarshaldj; BlackElk
    It's not clear whom Matthew Schmitz is quoting here. It seems to be Kierkegaard; and if that's the case, it's from almost 200 years ao. But it's so true it could be datelined Rome 2016:

    In other ages, action gives way to reflection. The aspiring revolutionary does not make a mad bid for bliss. Instead, he “leaves everything standing but empties it of significance”. Rather than deny old truths outright, he “makes the whole of life ambiguous”.

    A principle of gradualism is introduced, so that “the distinction between good and evil is enervated by a superficial, superior and theoretical knowledge of evil, by a supercilious cleverness which is aware that goodness is neither appreciated nor right in this world.” Rather than boast in the stark colour of the bonnet rouge, the revolutionary cloaks himself in shades of grey

  • Liberal Catholicism’s unexpected crisis [Catholic Caucus]

    07/21/2016 6:10:21 PM PDT · 5 of 8
    Mrs. Don-o to ebb tide

    Is that supposed to be their own sunset they’re facing? I presume it’s not the Liturgical East!

  • COULD THE TIME BE RIPE FOR THE GREAT MONARCH? IS HE HERE AMONG US NOW?

    07/21/2016 3:24:49 PM PDT · 40 of 60
    Mrs. Don-o to Just a little eagle

    You yourself know what your key ideas are. Since not 5 people are going to read all this text on their screens, why don’t you try posting again with a 500 - 600 word summary?

  • England had 5,700 recorded cases of FGM in 2015-16, figures show

    07/21/2016 3:13:49 PM PDT · 7 of 7
    Mrs. Don-o to Mr. Mojo

    The “5,700 cases of recorded FGM” presumably does not include sex-change (gender reassignment) surgery, which is also genital mutilation.

    In fact this “transition” surgery is even more radically destructive than your typical North African FGM, because its not only deforming, but also maiming. FGM significantly impairs sexual/reproductive function; sexual “reassignment” surgery destroys it.

  • US Cardinal [Burke] Says ‘Christian Nations’ in West Must Counter Islamic Influx

    07/21/2016 3:02:56 PM PDT · 5 of 6
    Mrs. Don-o to marshmallow

    Bttt

  • Buttiglione backs Amoris Laetitia in L'Osservatore Romano article [Catholic Caucus]

    07/20/2016 6:42:52 PM PDT · 2 of 6
    Mrs. Don-o to ebb tide

    The confessor can’t absolve the supposed penitents -—*any* penitents -— if they openly intend to persist in their sin.

    So it’s back to Square One.

  • EWTN To Air Comprehensive ‘World Youth Day’ Coverage Live From Kraków, Poland

    07/20/2016 4:14:21 PM PDT · 18 of 20
    Mrs. Don-o to LouieFisk
    Louie, thanks for this discussion, I can see your good intentions.

    I just wanted to add that there's a dozen Protestant churches within a 5 mile radius of my house with names like "Munsey Memorial Methodist Church," "Burbank Freewill Baptist," "Asbury Evangelistic Associates," "Nelson Chapel," "Magill Memorial Presbyterian Church," etc. They can be compared to shrines established in honor of the Virgin Mother Mary, the Archangel Gabriel, or St. Pope John Paul II. These Protestant were not built to worship Munsey, Burbank, Asbury, Nelson, and Magill. They were built at their behest and/or named in their honor, to worship God and for the glory of God.

    I think most everybody understands this. If not, I wouldn't know where to begin.

  • EWTN To Air Comprehensive ‘World Youth Day’ Coverage Live From Kraków, Poland

    07/20/2016 2:39:05 PM PDT · 16 of 20
    Mrs. Don-o to LouieFisk
    Almost all Catholic Churches / parishes could be considered "shrines" for some holy person, human or angelic, in the sense that they are named and dedicated to, e.g. St. John the Baptist, St. Michael the Archangel, St. Mary, etc. And Pope John Paul II *is* a canonized saint.

    All this honor of saints is to the greater glory of God.

  • Parent of Minnesota student who committed suicide files lawsuit against school district

    07/20/2016 12:42:37 PM PDT · 15 of 24
    Mrs. Don-o to mn-bush-man

    Tristan Seehus. Rest in Peace.

  • Parent of Minnesota student who committed suicide files lawsuit against school district

    07/20/2016 12:42:24 PM PDT · 14 of 24
    Mrs. Don-o to mn-bush-man

    Tristan Seehus. Rest in Peace.

  • WATCH: Breitbart Confronts ‘The Daily Show’ at Milo’s ‘Gays for Trump’ Party

    07/20/2016 12:35:08 PM PDT · 10 of 16
    Mrs. Don-o to lafroste

    Did you notice the eroticized posters of young adolescent boys? Wonder why they made the decision to push the pedo theme in our faces?

  • Venezuelans cried at the sight of fully-stocked supermarket shelves in Colombia.

    07/20/2016 11:59:21 AM PDT · 48 of 63
    Mrs. Don-o to pgyanke

    Oooh! Another one!
    “Socialism’s inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”
    — Winston Churchill

  • Venezuelans cried at the sight of fully-stocked supermarket shelves in Colombia.

    07/20/2016 11:57:24 AM PDT · 46 of 63
    Mrs. Don-o to pgyanke

    Thanks. Stole me a new tagline.

  • USA: Wilders rails against Islam and endorses Trump at LGBT Republican event

    07/20/2016 11:46:49 AM PDT · 11 of 19
    Mrs. Don-o to Arthur McGowan; orchestra
    Fabulous pedo-erotic gay Republicans, with an eye out for the Young Stuff.

    It's the Next Big Thing.

  • Milo and the Log Cabin Republicans' Program for America's Young People

    07/20/2016 7:39:36 AM PDT · 2 of 31
    Mrs. Don-o to CharlesOConnell

    Appallnig.