Posted: 2017-12-07 11:48
“God wishes to test you like gold in the furnace. The dross is consumed by the fire, but the pure gold remains and its value increases. It is in this manner than God acts with his good servant, who puts his hope in him and remains unshaken in times of distress. God raises him up and, in return for the things he has left out of love for God, he repays him a hundredfold in this life and with eternal life hereafter.”
St. Jerome Emiliani
“Do you ask how to resist anger? As soon as you feel the slightest resentment, gather together your powers, not hastily or impetuously, but gently and seriously. For as in some law courts, the criers make more noise in their efforts to preserve quiet than those they seek to still, so, if we are impetuous in our attempts to restrain our anger, we cause greater discomposure in our hearts than before and once thrown off its balance, the heart is no longer its own master.”
St. Francis de Sales
Yes, and it begins with the bishops who in far too many cases are shills for the Dems and then the slime oozes downhill into Catholic Relief Services, The Catholic Campaign for Human Development and Catholic Charities USA. The the slime, in as much an unadulterated form, seeps into the crevices of our women religious orders that espouse the sodomite, social justice, women as priest, and Obama for President BS. Then it enters our parishes through half-baked DRE 8767 s and Kumbaya music ministers. The slime is all around us. Careful not to step in it.
“I feel in me the vocation of the Priest. I have the vocation of the Apostle. Martyrdom was the dream of my youth and this dream has grown with me. Considering the mystical body of the Church, I desired to see myself in them all. Charity gave me the key to my vocation. I understood that the Church had a Heart and that this Heart was burning with love. I understood that Love comprised all vocations, that Love was everything, that it embraced all times and a word, that it was eternal! Then in the excess of my delirious joy, I cried out: O Jesus, my vocation, at last I have found vocation is Love!”
St. Therese of Lisieux
8775 Now I (St. Peter - THE ROCK) have something to tell your ELDERS: I am an Elder (as in 8766 Patriarch 8767 , as in 8766 Bishop 8767 , etc.) myself, and a witness to the sufferings of Christ, and with you I have a share in the Glory that is to be revealed. BE THE SHEPHERDS OF THE FLOCK OF GOD that is entrusted to you: WATCH OVER IT, not simply as a duty but gladly, BECAUSE GOD WANTS IT when the CHIEF SHEPHERD appears, you will be given the Crown of Unfading Glory. 8776 - 6 Peter 5:6-9
What nonsense! You would, with your crude tendency to stereotype, consider me a 8775 liberal Catholic. 8776 My family is wealthy. We envy nobody. We simply want everyone to have some of the advantages we enjoy particularly health insurance, which is a basic human right. We 8767 ve been in the position of almost losing a child to a health crisis. We would not wish that on anybody not on the poor, not on the rich, not on the middle class. I would gladly pay higher taxes to ensure quality health care for all Americans (and I would like to see some of my tax payer dollars swung over from military spending to health care spending, but that 8767 s another matter.)
Wonderful website!!! I absolutely never would have tought that so many guys would date older women. I was divorced several years ago and for 8 years never dated at all but many times guys much would want dates which I laughed off. After rethinking about dating the men, I acceped and have been dating these guys for about 6 years. I am 56 but everyone says I dont look past 95. I will never remarry but I am having such a fun time dating! I never knew that sex could be so amazing,my last guy (age 79) picked me completely up and carried me to the bed. My heart was beating so fast I thought I would explode! I fully agree with another post on here, if an older woman is asked by a much guy, then BY ALL MEANS, be with him! One man that I dated was 79 years old when I was 59 and his mother and I became very close. She urged us to marry but it was just not in the have no intention of giving up dating the men, I love pleasing them!!
On the other hand, if your 8766 ideal 8767 woman is someone from your culture who is Muslim, then it might be the best idea. But I would suggest arranging for her to visit you here in the US (a few times) before you pursue anything serious. And you should make the effort to go there to meet her family, get an idea of the family expectations, etc. You never know, you might meet one, fall in love, and find out her family isn 8767 t about to let her leave the country.
“Stay very close to the crib of this most beautiful Child, especially during these days of His birth. If you love riches, here you will find the gold the Kings left Him. If you love the smoke of honors, here you will find that of incense. And if you love the delicacy of the senses, you will smell the perfumed myrrh which perfumes the entire holy stable.”
St. Pio of Pietrelcino
“Our Holy Mother Church calls this Season before Easter a ''penitential season.'' One of the main messages of Our Lady of Lourdes was: ''Penance, penance, penance.'' This means: we must try to make up for our sins. With every sin there is a punishment as part of justice (break a window, fix it sin, do penance) and not everyone has fulfilled this (including possibly ourselves!). So: it is a heroic act of mercy love and wisdom to help the world to help atone for its sins.”
Fr. John Lombardi
As for lost Jewish people in 8766 high 8767 places and otherwise, they need the Gospel! Pray for those that curse you, pray for your enemies! Make sure we don 8767 t have hate in our hearts, Christ said it 8767 s the equivalent of murder. WE ALL FALL SHORT, and we all were unrepentant hellbound rebels before turning to Him. They are no different then we were, white sepulchres filled with dead man 8767 s bones.
“From my perspective. I will accomplish in death what I could not in life because as priests we are most fully alive when we die. If we don’t feel that way, we certainly have not served the cause of Christ as we were meant to. In the final spiritual analysis, to fulfill the will of God, a priest must die in life as did his own Son. And when that time comes, with the grace of God, I am ready.”
Marriage: From the time my husband was a teenager I think his family almost expected him to marry a Westerner. It seems he relates more to my culture than he does to his own. But, by the time he surpassed the average marrying age, his family did start pushing the issue more. Not in a demanding way, but an encouraging way. Not too long after that he walked in the door with me. They had prepared a huge lunch and I ate in the room with the women (obviously) while my husband went into the room for lunch with the men. Though I was very familiar with the culture I was still nervous. However, they made me feel as though I was one of the family from the first time we met.
“When we arrive late for Mass, we forfeit almost any opportunity to put ourselves into a good frame of mind and heart for the Eucharist. We miss the chance to speak to the Lord in private prayer before Mass begins. We pass up the chance to recollect ourselves and to ask forgiveness for our sins that hinder us from opening our hearts to the redeeming love Jesus wants to share with us in and through the Eucharist.”
Archbishop William E. Lori
I suspect most small 8775 l 8776 libertarians think of themselves as such because they are looking for an alternative to the metastatic superstate, and resent the petty intrusions of government into every facet of life and the consequent erosion of the individual to order their life without some bureaucrat demanding forms or money. Like most reactive movements, it 8767 s an attempt to build a coherent philosophy around rightfully perceived injustices and indignities. Many are benign and decent people, who should be evangelized, not marginalized. The capital L libertarian is far more likely to be dogmatic about abortion, SSM or such things because they are largely writers and academics making a living through the development of intellectual novelty.
A final thought. It is interesting that the activist capital 8775 L 8776 libertrarian has at least one area of confluence with the Catholic left- they are rabidly open borders.
“I would like the angels of Heaven to be among us. I would like an abundance of peace. I would like full vessels of charity. I would like rich treasures of mercy. I would like cheerfulness to preside over all. I would like Jesus to be present. I would like the three Marys of illustrious renown to be with us. I would like the friends of Heaven to be gathered around us from all parts. I would like myself to be a rent payer to the Lord that I should suffer distress, that he would bestow a good blessing upon me. I would like a great lake of beer for the King of Kings. I would like to be watching Heaven''s family drinking it through all eternity.”
St. Brigid of Kildare
“Although I have lived through much darkness,.I have seen enough evidence to be unshakably convinced that no difficulty, no fear is so great that it can completely suffocate the hope that springs eternal in the hearts of the not let that hope die! Stake your lives on it! We are not the sum of our weaknesses and failures we are the sum of the Father’s love for us and our real capacity to become the image of His Son.”
Blessed Pope John Paul II
The other thing I need to comment on as there is a lot of misunderstanding there, is the issue of control. What most Westerners perceive as control of a husband over his wife it 8767 s actually c a r e. Women in Islam are perceived as diamonds that need to be always kept safe. My husband is the most respectful and caring man I have met in my life, and when he needs to know where I am, it 8767 s not because he is controlling it 8767 s because he is caring.
Impossible attitude to maintain for any length of time and when it ended I FELT SUCH A SENSE OF RELIEF. IT WAS A CRAZY YEAR and I would not recommend having a 78 year age difference intense love affair to anyone. It was very hard for us to stop seeing each other but it had to end. We had to be realistic..there was no future for us as a couple. Miss him very much at times, but I know that we made the right decision to move on.
8775 We must understand St. Vincent in terms of a larger consensus, a kind of existential universality that encompasses the whole spiritual voice of the Church. 8775 Universal consent, 8776 a Protestant idea, can easily be derived from a misunderstanding of St. Vincent’s famous words therefore, Father Florovsky and others rightly points out that we Orthodox (and St. Vincent) accept the teachings of the Fathers, for example, not by subjection to the external authority of some 8775 democratic 8776 consensus, but because of their inner catholicity, the inner evidence of their catholic [sobornost] truth.