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  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 01/24

    01/24/2016 2:29:25 PM PST · 297 of 373
    fortitude to DoughtyOne

    Vote Trump

  • Question for Pro-Lifers (What Would you do in this case ?)

    01/26/2006 5:03:59 AM PST · 192 of 218
    fortitude to American Quilter

    Have her baptised ASAP and pray for the grace to accept God's will.

  • Sen. John Kerry “Excommunicated,” According To Vatican Response

    10/19/2004 6:47:01 AM PDT · 11 of 35
    fortitude to isthisnickcool

    Since the "Catholic Church" denies the established doctrine that outside the Faith there is no salvation, the church itself is in heresy. Since both John Kerry and the "Catholic Church" are both in heresy due to their actions, neither one can be considered Catholic.

  • POLL: Pro-Life OR Pro-Abortion

    02/02/2002 4:46:08 PM PST · 158 of 305
    fortitude to FreedomFriend
    When we, as a country, deliberately murder the most defenseless of God's creations, we have no right to ask for His protection. I am vehemently pro-life.
  • If you could UN-INVENT one thing, what would it be? (vanity)

    01/19/2002 4:34:58 PM PST · 18 of 153
    fortitude to Lizavetta
    If I could uninvent one thing?

    No question, Abortion.

  • Sr. Lucy Receives New Message

    10/08/2001 6:11:23 PM PDT · 258 of 357
    fortitude to MarineMomJ
    Thank you, MarineMom, It is so hard to explain to others what we as Catholics know and feel as sacred from the bottom of our hearts. I applaud you, as a MarineMom. My prayers are with you and your family. God Bless! Fortitude
  • Sr. Lucy Receives New Message

    10/08/2001 5:35:46 PM PDT · 251 of 357
    fortitude to Uff Da
    Why do you Catholics have to pray to those 'intercessories'??? Why don't you direct your prayers to the LORD, JESUS, THE CHRIST???????????

    We believe that Our Lord Jesus Christ founded the One True Catholic Faith. We also believe that Mary, His mother, humbled herself to God's will, and became the mother of God. The two are thus bound inexplicably to one another. She stood silently by as the enemies of Christ, her son, cruelly tortured and crucified him on the cross. She kept her peace knowing that she was all part of God's plan to redeem the world which was hopelessly lost to Original Sin.

    Our Lord, Jesus, so loved his Mother that he proclaimed that if we ask anything in his Holy Mother's name it will be granted to us, as he cannot deny His Mother anything. This is a part of our Faith that is embedded into our very souls. Mary is our recourse. She is our Mother. And just as our earthly mothers cannot deny our most urgent needs, our Heavenly Mother will look after us until we see her enthroned along side of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

  • Sr. Lucy Receives New Message

    10/07/2001 11:11:58 PM PDT · 216 of 357
    fortitude to John Locke
    Actually, in 1884. The Prayer was published on 25 September 1888:

    Thanks for posting the correct date! Satan has had his hundred years and then some. It is clearly evident in the "goings on" of Cardinals and Bishops.

    One consolation, we know that Mary's Immaculate Heart will win out. Pray the Rosary.

  • Sr. Lucy Receives New Message

    10/07/2001 7:44:00 PM PDT · 142 of 357
    fortitude to dubyaismypresident
    John Paul II is a good man with a lot of grace.

    I'm sure Pope John Paul ll is a good man, however I think that there are evil forces at work in the Vatican and there is a battle going on there as well.

    After saying Mass, Pope Leo XIII was privy to a conversation between the devil and God. The devil said he could destroy the church and he could do it in 100 years. God gave him permission to try. After hearing this conversation, the Pope went to his apartment and wrote the St. Michael prayer. This prayer used to be said after every Mass, but no more. By the way, this all took place around the year 1900.

  • Sr. Lucy Receives New Message

    10/07/2001 7:12:44 PM PDT · 118 of 357
    fortitude to RobbyS
    Thanks, Robbie S. Chesterton is the greatest! I am a big fan.

    This all seems so prophetic that here we are on the seventh of October fighting these same forces. Please, if you are a believer, pray the Rosary.

  • Sr. Lucy Receives New Message

    10/07/2001 7:04:47 PM PDT · 109 of 357
    fortitude to dubyaismypresident
    Denying papal infallibilty, sounds like an excommunication to me.

    I beg to differ. The Pope is only infallable when he speaks ex cathedra on matters of faith and morals. Many popes have been in error. St. Athenasius was "excommunicated" while fighting against Arianism. His famous statement was:"They have the Churches, but we have the Faith." How true this is in today's world.

  • Sr. Lucy Receives New Message

    10/07/2001 6:48:14 PM PDT · 93 of 357
    fortitude to katnip
    Dear Katnip,

    You've got mail!


  • Sr. Lucy Receives New Message

    10/07/2001 6:40:14 PM PDT · 85 of 357
    fortitude to ImaGraftedBranch
    I can't relay the story of the Battle of Laponto any better than Father Moderator of He states:

    Today is October 7. It is the day on which Christians commemorate the military victory that saved Europe from being overrun by the Mohammedans (otherwise known as Muslims or Islamics). The historic sea battle of October 7, 1571, took place off Lepanto in the Gulf of Corinth in southern Greece.

    Some background. Islam arose in the eighth century at Mecca in Arabia after one Mohammed had a mystical vision, allegedly of the Archangel Gabriel. His new sect advanced westward by terrorism through the Christian lands of Egypt, Libya, and what is today called Algeria and Morocco. Today, hardly a single Christian has survived in these countries. While we (including the pope at the Vatican) allow Muslims to build mosques, the Muslims do not allow Christians to build churches.

    That is why it is said that Islam is not so much a religion of the word as a religion of the sword. The practice of the militant Muslims was to cut off the heads of their victims. Ask the people of Mindinao in the Philippines whether they do this. Or the people of Kosovo after the "ethnic Albanian" invasion.

    A hundred years after Mohammed's vision, the followers of Islam had conquered Spain and were pouring into France. Their advance was repelled at the Battle of Poitiers in year 732 by French Christian forces led by Charles Martel, father of the Holy Roman Emperor, Charlemagne. The Spanish tried again and again to be rid of this scourge. But they did not manage to drive them out for eight hundred long years. Back in the east, the crescent swept northwards, consuming in blood, fire and sword the Holy Land, Syria, and Persia. Once fertile lands were turned into deserts by these uncivilized nomads and their constant fighting.

    With the Turko-Mongol invasions of the 13th century, the inhabitants of the Middle East became subject to a new people. The Turks adopted Islam. Nearly all Muslims of the Middle East today are either of Turkish descent or descendants of the original Christian inhabitants who renounced their faith when confronted with the persuasive power of the sword. The political center of the Muslim Empire had shifted from Arabia to Turkey.

    Under Ozman, the Turks took up the Arab's holy war against Christianity, advancing on Byzantium, or Constantinople, capital of the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire. By the time of Murad I, the Byzantine Empire had been reduced to the lonely city of Constantinople. Millions of Christians were dead, and millions of others had been compelled to convert to Islam. In 1453 Constantinople finally fell to the Muslims.

    Pope Pius V called on the monarchs of Europe to join in the urgent defence of Christendom. The action that was to follow was the biggest naval engagement anywhere on the globe since Octavian defeated Marc Antony in the Battle of Actium in 30 B.C. Propelled by a favourable wind, the Muslim ships advanced in crescent moon formation in the Bay of Lepanto. The Christian admiral, Don Juan, knelt in prayer. Suddenly the wind changed. The two fleets charged, firing their cannon, and, coming alongside, the men met in hand-to-hand combat. The Muslim admiral, Ali Pasha, was killed. The Crusaders had won. 8,000 Europeans had been killed and 25,000 Turks. 15,000 Christian slaves who had been rowing in the Turkish galleys were liberated.

    At that moment Pope Pius V had a vision. He suddenly got up and went to the window, peered at the sky, and then turning to those present, announced, "This is not the time for doing business. Let us return thanks to God. Our armada has even now defeated the Turkish fleet." The people of Rome had prayed the prayer of the Rosary in vigil throughout the eve of the battle and into the day.

    The feastday of 7 October is honored as a victory accomplished by the prayerful intercession of Our Lady on behalf of her children, Mary Help of Christians, Our Lady of Victories. Catholics now call this day the feastday of Our Lady Of the Most Holy Rosary. It was a sad and ominous day, January 29, 1965, when Pope Paul VI handed the glorious standard of Lepanto, snatched in a daring attack from the Turkish flagship, back to the Turks. This is not scripture, it is history.

    Please, if you can remember from your Catholic schooling how to recite the Rosary, do so this month, the month of the Holy Rosary. I firmly beleive that it will be through the intercession of the Blessed Mother that peace will ultimately come to this world. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- An Easy Answer From

  • Sr. Lucy Receives New Message

    10/07/2001 6:23:00 PM PDT · 74 of 357
    fortitude to redhead
    did the Society of St. Pius X leave the Church, or did the CHURCH leave the Church???

    Answer: The Church left the Church.

    The Society and other Traditional parishes are saying the same Mass and observing the same ordinances that have survived for two thousand years. Knowing that the True Latin Mass was the Mass of Saints and Martyrs for centuries is good enough for me. Pope St. Pius V said the Traditional Latin Mass was to be celebrated until the end of time. For those who are so conditioned by the Novus Ordo, please do yourself a favor and find a Traditional Mass (not indult) near you and attend. I guarantee you, you will never look back.

  • Sr. Lucy Receives New Message

    10/07/2001 5:18:36 PM PDT · 27 of 357
    fortitude to HapaxLegamenon
    I am sorry if I don't understand the scorn I am getting. What have I missed?

    You have missed nothing. I hope and pray that our Dear Sr. Lucy, Lucia of Fatima, has heard from Our Blessed Mother. Today is not only the feastday of the Most Holy Rosary, but also the anniverary of the Battle of Laponto.

    Don't pay any attention to those who mock and scorn the most sacred beliefs of our Catholic faith. Just pray for them. There is no doubt in my mind that we are living the final days and that the battle between our Lady and Satan is upon us. Pray the Rosary daily for this world and for the defeat of the evil one who has indeed penetrated the very seat of Rome.

  • The Battle of Lepanto

    10/07/2001 10:41:19 AM PDT · 3 of 34
    fortitude to Cicero
    Beautiful, Cicero. But don't forget that it was through the the recitation of the Most Holy Rosary and the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary that this battle was won against all possible odds.

    By the way, today (Oct.7) is the Feastday of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary. I'm urging all Catholics to please pray the Rosary for the defeat of the infidals and the safe return of our armed forces.

  • Pope in dramatic appeal to avert war

    09/24/2001 6:10:09 PM PDT · 216 of 326
    fortitude to Iowegian
    "With all my heart I beg God to keep the world in peace," the Pope said

    You asked Catholics what they think. I know what I, a Traditional Catholic, thinks. It is simply this: The Pope never consecrated Russia to the Blessed Mother's Immaculate Heart, as per her request. This is not being done because it might "offend" Russia. Instead this Pope consecrated "the world." Even Sr. Lucy, one of the Fatima visionaries, says that Our Lady's specific request was not carried out.

    I would beg this Pope to obey this simple request, in union with all the Bishops of the world, if he truly wishes to see an end to these horrendous attacks.

  • Brit Hume Focuses on Evil as Some'one,' not Some'thing'

    09/15/2001 6:00:00 PM PDT · 39 of 65
    fortitude to pax_et_bonum
    . This is the first time I recall any major media discussing the existence of Satan as a real possibility, or probability. Has anyone else noticed this?

    Not only have I noticed this, I have done nothing but talk about how wonderful Brit was in his interview with Tony Snow this afternoon after the Barbara Olson memorial service. It is time we give voice to the reality we know is present in this world. Catholics should always and everywhere be reminded of the St. Michael Prayer:

    St. Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the malice and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, cast into Hell satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

    If everyone would recite this prayer at least once a day, we could defeat the evil one.

    America has denied the existance of this evil force for much too long.

  • First Lady's Table Attracts A - List

    09/06/2001 5:26:55 PM PDT · 62 of 69
    fortitude to Utah Girl
    In step with Bush's courtship of Catholic voters, Cardinal Roger Mahony, the archbishop of Los Angeles, was at the president's table.

    If Bush wants to court Catholic voters, he would be well advised to forget about Cardinal Mahoney. This man has become the poster boy for all things anti-Traditional Catholic. He has desecrated the Cathedral in his diocese, ignoring the pleas and directives from authorities in Rome. He has initiated and participated in "Masses" that slap at the face of "Holy Mother Church" and her magnificent Sacrament of the Eucharist.

    I would love to know just who it was who advised President Bush on inviting this most controversial spokesman to represent the Roman Catholic Church.