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  • A Journey To Bethlehem

    12/24/2023 8:13:13 AM PST · by OneVike · 6 replies
    The Reason For My Faith ^ | 11/30/22 | Chuck Ness
    (Disclaimer) This is just embellished story, so please do not take it as inspired by GOD. I wrote this for entertainment, and thus it is but a figment of my active imagination mixed with some facts surrounding the times, the places and the characters.I ask that you allow yourself to truly see what it must have been like for a husband and her 16 year old pregnant wife as they traveled from Nazareth to Bethlehem in the week leading up to the birth of their first child. They were two humans with thoughts, feelings, and faith in the One and...
  • Merry Christmas FREEPERS!

    12/18/2023 7:45:03 PM PST · by freepersup · 38 replies
    THEE GOD ALMIGHTY ^ | 12-25-0000 (12/18/23) | freepersup (Actually, The BIG Guy Upstairs)
    Tiny human here on one-of-a-kind earth, seeking comment on the birth of Jesus, and goodwill towards men. Fah la la la la, la la, la la...
  • A Journey To Bethlehem

    12/18/2023 10:36:26 AM PST · by OneVike · 15 replies
    the reason For my Faith ^ | 11/30/22 | Chuck Ness
    When you think of the first story of Christmas, it’s usually about Mary and Joseph looking down at their new born son in a manger, surrounded by barn animals and maybe a shepherd or two looking on. Angels singing praises of joy to the Lord Most High, and maybe even the star that is guiding the wise men from Babylon to the destination of the Jews Messiah. Some Facts About Mary and Joseph's Journey to Bethlehem We live at a time when children are born in sanitized hospital rooms with the best of care, before and after the mother gives...
  • Mary Had A Little LAMB

    09/24/2023 9:27:47 PM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    The Reason For My Faith ^ | 9/24,23 | Chuck Ness
    In the beginning GOD created the heavens and the earth, then on the sixth day HE created man. Yet man was lonely for there was no mate to be found for him.So GOD put his crowning creation, Adam, in a deep sleep and created for him a helpmeet from his side. Thus the Lion of man was separated from the Lamb of man. Not that man was a god, but the Lion/lamb in him was the nature of how he would be. So when GOD took woman from his side, man’s nature was in essence split in two. The man...
  • Focussing On Human Needs

    05/14/2023 3:12:33 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 ^ | 14th May, 2023 | Ozguy1945
    This week, the week of The Ascension, I turn my attention down from the fatherly sky to the motherly earthly foundation of what we are. Men, women and children need to live with love. This love is an indispensable foundation of human society. The modern western demonisation of men and disempowerment of mothers are two sides of the same coin. The cradle of human culture is maternal love. When family life ceases to be a nation’s foundation, the nation’s death is inevitable. In that spirit, I hope the above articulation of gender principles can evolve to become incantations of value...
  • A Great American - Mother Angelica - A Good News Woman

    04/20/2023 8:46:08 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 2 replies ^ | 20th April, 2023, American time | Ozguy1945
    IMHO deep respect for motherhood (and fatherhood) is at the very heart of what makes Catholicism special. Leonardo's Uffizi image of The Virgin Mary is wonderful, beautiful innocence. Female beauty is an irreplaceable element of the overall power of motherhood in the human realm. Mother Mary Angelica Of The Annunciation rose from poverty to build a massive television empire to protect and extend the reach of her faith. She maintained long standing Western values which the modern world destroys. For instance : “The woman is a gentle, loving bond who encourages, consoles, builds, reconciles, and makes all things new and...
  • Mary Trump on Donald Indictment: ‘Absolutely Understandable’ People Feeling ‘Celebratory’

    03/31/2023 6:13:14 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/31/2023 | Pam Key
    Donald Trump’s niece Mary Trump said Thursday on MSNBC’s “The Last Word” that she found it “absolutely understandable” that some people would be feeling “celebratory” over reports former President Donald Trump will be indicted in the Manhattan district attorney’s criminal probe into a 2016 hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels. Host Lawrence O’Donnell said, “I have a feeling that there are millions of people watching this right now in a celebratory mood.” Trump said, “Lawrence, that’s fair. I absolutely think it’s fair because we can feel both things at the same time. It is a dark day. This...
  • The Solemnity of Mary: Humble Greatness

    01/01/2023 7:23:15 AM PST · by pgyanke · 7 replies
    The Personal Rosary | 12/30/2022 | Patrick Yanke
    Mary, you are great because of your relationship with your Son and fidelity to the will of God. May I seek no other greatness. If we encountered the mother of our Lord in the street as a young woman of Nazareth, would we recognize her greatness? She who was set apart by God (made holy) for the accomplishment of His will wasn’t accompanied by retinues nor carried on litters. We would simply see a young mother going about her daily duties in service to her family—shopping in the market, collecting water, washing garments, et al. Just as our Lord was...
  • Do Catholics Really Worship the Virgin Mary?

    12/30/2022 4:55:49 PM PST · by ebb tide · 754 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | May 1894 | Hugo Klapproth
    Do Catholics Really Worship the Virgin Mary?Editor’s Note: It is my pleasure to reintroduce my great-grandfather Hugo Klapproth and his “new” book, Letters to a Protestant Friend (Available Here). Full disclosure: The book is new only to English-speaking readers living 130 years after it was published in the original German here in St. Paul, Minnesota. Apart from being a thoughtful historical sketch, this little book also makes a considerable contribution to Catholic apologetics. As a convert from Lutheranism and a professional newspaper editor, Hugo Klapproth’s apologetical arguments to his Lutheran friend are some of the most effective I have ever...
  • There's Something about Mary...

    12/16/2022 11:09:23 AM PST · by pgyanke · 59 replies
    The Personal Rosary ^ | 12/16/2022 | Patrick Yanke
    Mary’s relationship with Joseph was briefly complicated by her blessing. May I not abandon my blessings due to worldly considerations. When we think of the Holy Family, we think of the perfect family. We see God Himself in the form of a child. We see the mother of Jesus who accepted her role in perfect faithfulness to God at the word of the angel. We see Joseph who stepped up to be their protector and provider. We pray our families can be as perfect and holy as this one. It’s easy to forget that the situation wasn’t without controversy.When his...
  • Journey To Bethlehem

    11/26/2022 12:14:39 PM PST · by OneVike · 9 replies
    The Reason For My Faith ^ | 11/25/22 | Chuck Ness
    I wrote a book that will be published next week. All but one of the chapters will be on various theological topics except for one. This story is an embellished story I wrote about the trip Mary and Joseph took to Bethlehem, over 2000 years ago to be counted and pay their Roman tax. When you think of the first story of Christmas, it’s usually about Mary and Joseph looking down at their new born son in a manger, surrounded by barn animals and maybe a shepherd or two looking on. Angels singing praises of joy to the Lord Most...
  • Catholic Caucus: Our Lady of Częstochowa

    08/27/2022 4:40:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies
    Polish Parishes Renew Consecration on Today Feast of Our Lady of CzestochowaThe Stories of Our Lady of Czestochowa [Catholic Caucus]Our Lady of Czestochowa [Catholic Caucus]Catholic Word of the Day: CZESTOCHOWA, 06-02-103,000 Priests Pilgrimage in Czestochowa (Recall Clergy Killed During Wars, Communist Regime)The Siege of CzestochowaWhat a glorious trip! – Pilgrimage to Czestochowa (they have just arrived!)
  • The Atlantic Magazine MUST Apologize… bigoted against Rosary.

    08/27/2022 2:23:04 PM PDT · by Angelino97 · 67 replies
    America Needs Fatima ^ | August 26, 2022 | Robert Ritchie
    On August 14, The Atlantic published a blasphemous article by Daniel Panneton titled, “How Extremist Gun Culture Is Trying to Co-Opt the Rosary.” In it, he tries to portray the sacramental, first promoted by Saint Dominic, as an extremist far-right symbol that poses a violent threat to society. Here are some of the things the author said in his article: * Attacking those who faithfully recite the Rosary in reparation for sin, he stated that “armed radical traditionalists have taken up a spiritual notion that the rosary can be a weapon in the fight against evil and turned it into...
  • The Vindication of the Mother of God

    05/10/2022 8:51:22 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 36 replies
    Ancient Faith Ministries ^ | May 10, 2022 | Fr. Stephen Freeman
    At Christmas time, the Virgin Mary gets a bit of attention in the wider culture. A woman gives birth in difficult circumstances: Mother, baby, ox and ass, the manger. It’s a very touching scene. She quickly fades from the scene however, with some five centuries of culture desperately afraid that she will get too much attention. In that vein, she is pretty much absent from Easter. We have eggs, chocolate, bunny rabbits, and the resurrection of Christ (along with new dresses and such), but Mary has no place in our culture’s Easter imagination. Some of this is undoubtedly the result...
  • Does Pope Benedict XVI need to Consecrate Russia by Our Lady of Fatima's "Explicit Instruction”?

    03/08/2022 12:00:58 PM PST · by one guy in new jersey · 16 replies
    The Catholic Monitor ^ | January 15, 2022 | Fred Martinez
    THE CATHOLIC MONITOR Roaming Catholics - ROSARY POWER On October 12/13/1960 another major intercession by Mary is believed to have possibly prevented the world from nuclear destruction. Well, here is what happened. On the night between October 12 and 13, right after his shoe-pounding episode, Khrushchev suddenly pulled up stakes and enplaned in all haste for Moscow, cancelling all subsequent engagements, Why? Marshall Nedelin, the best minds in Russia on nuclear energy and several government officials were present for the final testing of the missile that was going to be presented to Khrushchev. When countdown was completed, the missile, for...
  • Beth Moore Takes The Road To Rome!

    01/21/2022 6:21:52 AM PST · by Old Yeller · 91 replies
    YouTube ^ | Spencer Smith
    More prophesy being fulfilled with one world religion.
  • Mary Trump: Donald Has No Idea ‘What It Feels Like to Love Somebody or to Be Loved’

    12/19/2021 12:57:10 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/19/2021 | Pam Key
    Former President Donald Trump’s niece Mary Trump said Sunday on MSNBC’s “Alex Witt Reports” that her uncle has no idea “what it feels like to love somebody or to be loved.” Referencing remarks the former president made at a rally, Witt asked, “So what did you make of listening to your uncle say that if he could, he would have done more to make sure that National Guard troops were deployed on January 6. What was your reaction to that?”
  • Mary: The Blessing of All Generations

    12/15/2021 8:13:22 AM PST · by Carpe Cerevisi · 2 replies
    Ancient Faith Ministries ^ | December 14, 2021 | Fr. Stephen Freeman
    In my childhood, it was not unusual to hear someone ask, “Who are your people?” It was a semi-polite, Southernism designed to elicit essential information about a person’s social background. The assumption was that you, at best, could only be an example of your “people.” It ignored the common individualism of the wider culture, preferring the more family or clan-centered existence of an older time. It was possible to be “good people” who had fallen on hard times, just as it was possible to be “bad people” who were flourishing. Good people were always to be preferred. I am aware...
  • Mary & Joseph's Journey to Bethlehem (An Embellished Story For My Fellow Freepers)

    12/12/2021 8:13:12 AM PST · by OneVike · 16 replies
    The Reason For My Faith ^ | 12/12/21 | Chuck Ness
    Some Facts About Mary & Joseph's Journey to BethlehemWe do not know every detail of Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem. We do know some of the facts as recorded in the New Testament. We know that Mary and Joseph were human beings with thoughts and feelings. We can also glean from ancient Jewish Mishnah's, and secular historical sources some information to help us understand some pertinent information not included in Scriptures about the time. Here are some of the particulars involved that may have been a factor in the events leading up to the birth of our Savior.When Caesar...
  • Jesus Humbled Himself to Mary for Our Example - Satan Said "I Will Not Serve"

    12/05/2021 2:03:14 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 45 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | February 11, 2020 | Timothy Flanders
    How Protestants’ Assault on Mary Dismantled Society Timothy Flanders | February 11, 2020 Since the Fall of Man, men and women have been locked in a contest of power. Instead of the order of humility and charity created by God, Adam and Eve chose pride and rebellion against God and each other. Pride produces a contest of power because pride cannot be satisfied unless it obtains more power by the accomplishment of its own will. This is Satan’s non serviam. Thus, during the period before Christ, the Prophet cries out, O Lord set a Lawgiver over them, that the heathen...