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  • The whole truth, and nothing but...

    03/25/2005 11:17:54 AM PST · 7 of 8
    corpus to Clint N. Suhks; little jeremiah

    "We have Georgetown University in my neck of the woods...I would ask them the same thing. They are as liberal a college as the rest, what happened to them?"

    It's called the "New Springtime" - the "Civilization of Love". I am just finishing up at Seattle University ("Jesuit") where there are TWO homosexual-type clubs - the Triangle Club and the Gay-Straight Alliance. They even have a ministry and RETREATS for queers now!!! Oh, and don't forget "National Coming Out Day" and "V-Day" (Va---- Monologues). And they wonder why there is a queer problem in the seminaries when they openly promote it in "Catholic" universities! My kids won't ever get near a "Catholic" school. What did our Lord say about "dens of iniquity"? What happened to the temple? I just hope His justice does not strike while I am on campus.

  • Pope Appeals to Priests to Respect Liturgy

    03/22/2005 4:13:58 PM PST · 5 of 24
    corpus to nickcarraway

    "The cardinal said that his Vatican congregation receives complaints because "at times the rite is celebrated perhaps in a rather indelicate manner. It depends on people's sensibility, but the Holy Father reminds us priests that it is the most sacred action we can carry out." "

    "In a rather indelicate manner"?! LOL! Bring out the liturgical dancers, rock bands, and "Eucharistic Ministresses"!

  • Those in Mortal Sin Can't Go to Communion, Says Pope

    03/17/2005 2:31:07 PM PST · 176 of 182
    corpus to sinkspur

    "Catholics are discouraged from be onging to the Masons due to their anti-Catholic stance. Being a member is problematic, and could be sinful."

    COULD be sinful??? Membership is problematic??? The 1917 code states membership in a Lodge is explicitly penalized by excommunication (canon 2335. Excommunication is implicit in the 1983 code (canon 1374). Shortly before the 1983 code was promulgated, the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued a statement indicating that the penalty was still in force. This statement was dated November 26, 1983 and may be found in Origins 13/27 (Nov. 15, 1983), 450.

    How many times does the church have to teach it is a mortal sin and an incurrs automatic excommunication for you to get it? See the other posts for quotes from popes. Not "could be problematic or sinful", but IMPOSSIBLE to be a Catholic and a Mason. What part of the word "impossible" don't you get?

  • A Call For Change

    03/15/2005 4:18:08 PM PST · 70 of 81
    corpus to NYer

    "The younger catholics, who still practice their faith, feel robbed of their ancient traditions and roots."

    Look at the so-called "conservative" "Catholic" universities like Stubenville. How about those youth that attend World Youth Day. Lakeland was at my "Catholic" university (Seattle U) about a month ago, and this is how the majority my fellow students think and act. I did not attend his conference at SU, but his attitude/"theology" of ordaining women, allowing married men to become priests, democratizing the church, etc reigns supreme at SU. Just check out a "Catholic" campus student newspaper. Unfortunately, virtually nothing is known of their roots beyond VII.

    Fairfield University (which claims to be among the nation's foremost Jesuit universities) is a typical "Catholic" school. Here is how they describe themselves: "Fairfield University is a comprehensive Jesuit higher education institution that prepares undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students for leadership and service in a constantly changing world." Seattle U's Mission Statement reads as follows: "Seattle University is dedicated to educating the whole person, to professional formation, and to empowering leaders for a just and humane world." What about preparing students for eternity?

    Thankfully, it sounds like you have brought up your daughter to know the difference, no doubt with good catechism, good literature, and a proper liberal arts education. You should be thankful she is one of the few, because I simply cannot find it at SU.

  • A Call For Change

    03/15/2005 3:34:56 PM PST · 63 of 81
    corpus to ComplexUnion182

    "Have you ever read the bible? That was just the most asinine question yet."

    Which question were your refering to? I asked two questions in my last post. Please cite where in Scripture it says the "[B]ible comes from the inspired word of [G]od"? I will save you the time, because the Holy Bible does not say it because the word "Bible" is not in the Holy Bible! It is the Catholic Church that claims the Holy Bible comes from the inspired word of God.

    Did you not know the apostles and evangalists wrote many other books that are not in the Holy Bible? How come they are not in there? Who decided which writings were to be part of the Holy Bible? I will save you some time again - the Catholic Church decided in the 4th century which books were inspired and should be included in the Holy Bible. Look it up for yourself.

    Christ said "Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I shall build my church." How come he did not say the Bible was what He would build His church on? (Why did He not say Wesley for that matter)? After all, St. Paul has many more writings in the Holy Bible than St. Peter.

  • A Call For Change

    03/15/2005 1:32:17 PM PST · 35 of 81
    corpus to ComplexUnion182

    "The bible comes from the inspired word of god through "HIS CHOSEN" disciples."

    Where does it say this in the Holy Bible? "HIS CHOSEN" did not have the Holy Bible. Nor did Christians for centuries until the Holy Bible was completed as a single book - how did they know they were following Christ's or the Holy Bible's teachings?

  • A Call For Change

    03/15/2005 1:13:44 PM PST · 27 of 81
    corpus to ComplexUnion182

    "Where's the need to be a Bibleist, and seek truth through the only form of TRUTH."

    So much error in your post, but I'll start here: Where do you think the Bible comes from? Who decided it was truth? What on earth is a "Bibleist"?

  • A Call For Change

    03/15/2005 1:00:29 PM PST · 23 of 81
    corpus to jrny

    I, for one, am never comfortable with such men preaching their "theology". St. Pius X said the most dangerous Modernists are those that are in the church: (Pascendi)

    "Through pride the Modernists overestimate themselves. . . . We are not like other men . . . they reject all submission to authority . . . they pose as reformers."

    3. "...Hence, the danger is present almost in the very veins and heart of the Church, whose injury is the more certain from the very fact that their [the Modernists] knowledge of her is more intimate. Moreover, they lay the ax not to the branches and shoots, but to the very root, that is, to the faith and its deepest fibers. And once having struck at this root of immortality, they proceed to diffuse poison through the whole tree..."

    50. "It is also the duty of the Bishops to prevent writings of Modernists, or whatever savors of Modernism or promotes it, from being read when they have been published, and to hinder their publication when they have not. No books or papers or periodicals whatever of this kind are to be permitted to seminarists or university students. The injury to them would be not less than that which is caused by immoral reading-- nay, it would be greater, for such writings poison Christian life at its very fount. The same decision is to be taken concerning the writings of some Catholics, who, though not evilly disposed themselves, are ill-instructed in theological studies and imbued with modern philosophy, and strive to make this harmonize with the faith, and, as they say, to turn it to the profit of the faith. The name and reputation of these authors cause them to read without suspicion, and they are, therefore, all the more dangerous in gradually preparing the way for Modernism."

  • A Call For Change

    03/15/2005 12:19:56 PM PST · 11 of 81
    corpus to jrny

    "So, I'm not concerned that another liberal mouthpiece is making noise."

    I would be concerned. According to the article: "Paul F. Lakeland, who was interviewed by phone from Fairfield University in Connecticut, where he is professor of Catholic Studies." He is teaching young Catholics and his books receive awards.

  • A Call For Change

    03/15/2005 11:57:32 AM PST · 6 of 81
    corpus to te lucis

    "What's central to the church isn't the structure - it's that the church should be a community of equals." - Lakewood.

    Is he thinking he is equal to the pope? The papacy is not central to the Church? Priests aren't central to the church? Schism, te lucis? This quote makes him sound more like a heretic. Take your pick.

  • A Call For Change

    03/15/2005 11:27:37 AM PST · 1 of 81
  • A Very Busy Bishop!

    03/11/2005 9:37:36 AM PST · 24 of 25
    corpus to murphE; Tantumergo; Blzbba; Piers-the-Ploughman

    "For the record I am also a Catholic who is totally opposed to the ideology of macro-evolution."

    I don't have the reference, but the Church has placed an anathema on anyone who claims that Adam and Eve were not the first parents of the human race. The religion of evolution flies in the face of this, and honest scientists are debunking evolution as utter nonsense. As one scientist has written, the odds of evolution happening and humans coming as a result are about the same as a tornado going through a junkyard and assembling a 747.

    If there was no Adam and Eve, there was no Original Sin. If there was no Original Sin, there was no need for a Redeemer. No Redeemer, no crucifixion, no Mass.

  • A Very Busy Bishop!

    03/11/2005 9:24:57 AM PST · 23 of 25
    corpus to Deo volente

    Be careful what you pray for.

  • Muslims Pray in Catholic Centre

    03/02/2005 5:51:41 PM PST · 11 of 35
    corpus to Ann Archy

    See post 4 or read the article more closely. It would appear they were using the church's community centre, not the church building itself.

  • Muslims Pray in Catholic Centre

    03/02/2005 4:44:37 PM PST · 4 of 35
    corpus to Canticle_of_Deborah

    "It is my understanding once Muslims pray in a certain place (someone else's church?) that building becomes Muslim property according to their thinking. Am I right or wrong?"

    I am not sure. But they were not praying in the actual church but the community center that belongs to the church. At any rate, it is bloody ecuminism gone amuck.

  • Muslims Pray in Catholic Centre

    03/02/2005 3:53:04 PM PST · 1 of 35
  • SSPX-US District Superior's Letter to the Faithful

    02/25/2005 4:52:17 PM PST · 18 of 26
    corpus to Mershon

    I remember my wife telling me Fr. John Fullerton (SSPX) did have a brother (Daniel) who is also a priest who left SSPX to join the Society of St. John. Not 100% sure on that, but I can confirm it if you like.

  • Buddhist peace prize for Swiss theologian

    02/25/2005 11:42:40 AM PST · 8 of 17
    corpus to Land of the Irish

    "He became the first major Catholic theologian to reject papal infallibility..."

    A "Catholic" theologian would not reject dogma. Correct report should read: "He is just another heretic in a long list of former Catholics who rejected the teachings of the Catholic church." I can't believe this man is STILL being called Catholic!

  • SSPX-US District Superior's Letter to the Faithful

    02/22/2005 12:05:04 PM PST · 12 of 26
    corpus to Canticle_of_Deborah

    Thank you for the great post. It is so refreshing to hear a Catholic bishop speak. Contrast your post with my local ordinarys' Lenten message at:

    I also posted it below. It starts out ok, but goes quickly downhill. What about prayers and fasting, your excellency???

    Our Lenten call: Trust in God, reach out to others
    Archbishop Alex J. Brunett

    Lent reminds us that hope for our world rests in our obedient response to God. After his baptism Jesus did not hesitate when, as Scripture tells us, he “was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.” (Mt 4:1) In this week’s reading “Abram went as the Lord directed him…” (Gen 12:4).

    In a region of the country that places a premium on rugged individualism, we are often tempted to center our attention and put our trust in ourselves. A successful Lenten journey with Jesus, however, is not self-centered or self-sufficient. It depends instead on trust in God and our own obedient response to Jesus, who asks us to follow him into the desert.

    As we obey this Lenten call, our steps inevitably lead us away from selfish concerns and the illusion of self-sufficiency toward a greater concern for the needs of others and deepening reliance on God.

    This weeks Progress includes numerous stories about those in our faith community whose obedient response has led them to action and advocacy for others. National St. Vincent de Paul President Eugene B. Smith discusses the need for funding to meet the needs of the poor. Smith tells the story of how Vincentians meet face-to-face with those in need of food, clothing or housing assistance.

    This ministry is very active in the Archdiocese of Seattle with more than 1,000 Vincentians growing in their own spirituality by offering person-to-person service to the needy and suffering. Another active local ministry supported by the Archdiocese is the Archdiocesan Housing Authority (AHA).

    This week we hear about efforts that seek increased legislative assistance for local nonprofits like AHA. These efforts are designed to raise $100 million for more housing units to serve low-income families that need a roof over their head.

    Boosting the housing fund will be one of the legislative issues targeted at Catholic Advocacy Day on Thursday, Feb. 24 in Olympia. Catholic Advocacy Day is an opportunity for people of faith to be part of solution that is “Providing Help – Creating Hope,” the theme of this year’s event. The day starts at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Church, 1021 Boundary St. S.E, with a briefing on legislative issues.

    One of the most visible witnesses of our Catholic faith community’s values has been our outreach and hospitality to the homeless. Two parish communities have welcomed Tent City 4 to their parish campuses recently and now Seattle University is hosting Tent City 3 through the end of February.

    Hosting tent city has been a learning experience and an opportunity for deeper conversion for all involved. In addition to the parishes hosting tent city, many Catholic faith communities have organized to provide meals, transportation and other forms of support for residents. One of those groups includes students of St. Monica’s School.

    You can read about the innovative method Eighth-grade teacher Pat Briardy used to get the student body at the Mercer Island elementary school to collect toiletries, tents, sleeping bags, tarps, blankets and other items for the residents. Their story is an important reminder of the energy and enthusiasm young people bring to our charitable efforts when they are invited.

    It was my privilege to offer a healing Mass on the World Day of the Sick, Feb. 11, at Providence Mount St. Vincent in West Seattle. It was a special privilege to know that I celebrated this Mass and met with those in need of healing in communion with our Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, who blessed the sick after a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on the same day. The Pope’s active ministry despite his recent illness and physical frailty provide a powerful witness for all of us to follow this Lent. As we journey with Jesus in this season, the pope’s continued ministry reveals his complete trust in God and his deep concern for others.

    These stories and many, many more untold acts of charity and advocacy for the poor and marginalized are our story as a people of faith. They are the result of our decision to act on our encounter with Christ in the desert, and they are bringing light and life to our world.

  • Dance Expresses Religion

    02/11/2005 12:36:56 PM PST · 1 of 6