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LestWeForget

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  • April 22, 2014 at 9:50am

    You know the Church is extremely careful about accepting miracles, right, jules? Independent studies, proof from secular docs (or whatever) that there is no natural explanation. The Church cannot accept a false miracle – that would be blasphemous, horrific. Look at Padre Pio and how he was scrutinized, studied and so on, for years.

  • April 22, 2014 at 9:46am

    Precisely what the Catholic Church teaches. All works come from God.
    You’d make a good Catholic if you are consistent in that line of thinking!

  • April 22, 2014 at 9:44am

    Overseas, when people say “I was raised Catholic” they usually mean they were cultural Catholics, not catechized. I can’t say if that is true for you but I can’t see how on earth (pun) a person who was “raised Catholic” would ever mistake the communion of Saints for worship, unless they never learned what the Church actually teaches. In heaven, the saints are not dead. They are alive. They are our brothers and sisters, in the Body of Christ. Just as we have photos of loved ones on earth, we have reminders of people who walked hand-in-hand with the Lord while on earth that we may learn from their example.

    To think the Church is limited to the earth is to fail to understand Christ’s entire mission.

    Now, take down all the photos of your loved ones and throw out your photo albums lest the people in those pictures think you love the photos more than you love them. :)

    Oh, and when you say we can’t talk to Saints, you criticize our Lord, who spoke to Moses and Elijah.
    Read Tobit – Raphael interceded, carrying prayers to the Lord. Oops the book of Tobit was removed.
    Read Daniel 3:58,59,65,86. Humans asking angels and saints to praise God. Oops, that whole section was removed.

    I’d go on but…it’s easier if you just read this. http://www.catholic.com/tracts/praying-to-the-saints

  • April 22, 2014 at 8:28am

    The Pharisees, to use modern terms, were Bible-only literalists. Jesus taught the spirit of the law. Yes, Dogma and faith are different.

    Faith is a gift. Dogma is REVEALED TRUTH. Both come from God and both are important. Without Truth revealed from God, in what would man have faith? Statues. Trees. False Gods.

  • April 22, 2014 at 8:25am

    Yes, Mystery, day after day people give you reasoned replies and you return with what seems to us like anger and more twisting of scripture and Tradition. I doubt it’s your fault. Unless you are a pastor. I understand your fear. The real teachings of the Catholic Church would shatter that exterior shell someone has constructed around your heart, mind and soul. Let truth in and you would have to question the motives of those who had lied to you all this time. That sounds scary and lonely. But, one is never lonely in the Eucharist and communion of Saints.

    See, there is not a single attack you can hurl against the Church that hasn’t already been defeated. Very smart people, for centuries, have tried, yet the gates of hell shall not prevail against the Church, as Jesus promised.

    We don’t know you, and while it seems in vain, people’s reasoned and intelligent replies, if any one reader sees them, whose heart is a tiny bit open to something more, then seeds are being planted for love of the Church Christ founded by the unexpected conduit of your errors (or deceits if you are a pastor). For that, instead of being frustrated by your unwillingness to apply reason and faith to these discussions, I thank you. You give Catholics a chance to share the fullness of faith with thousands of nonCatholics on this forum! Praise God!

  • April 20, 2014 at 5:30pm

    CARM is sad. So wrong it’s embarrassing for them. Not worth anyone’s click when the true teachings are available, not the anti-Catholic spin.

    Did you think this was a great way to spend your Easter afternoon?

  • April 20, 2014 at 5:25pm

    a) Nicodemus misunderstood what type of rebirth but baptismal rebirth is NOT symbolic. We are made new, regenerated.
    b) Just because there are parables and paradoxes doesn’t mean everything is symbolic or 100% literal. That is why the Church holds the keys to loose and bind doctrine. Jesus’ Church (headed by the Pope, beginning with Peter) is that authority. Without divinely-appointed authority you get new fandangled ideas like, say, rapture, and tens of thousands of other religions invented by individuals.
    c) If John 6 were “symbolic” then why would it be such a hard saying that disciples left Jesus, not able to accept his teaching? Symbolic flesh and blood is bread and wine, where is the difficulty in that.

    Thinking it through requires just a little courage.
    c)

  • April 20, 2014 at 4:55pm

    Rapture said: Are you so ignorant of truth that you refuse to hear it? It is the CC that says “if you do not partake in the Eucharist / Mass that you are not saved.”

    Get it yet?????

    Rapture, actually, no, CHRIST said that. THREE TIMES IN A ROW. It was too hard for some to take so they left. He never backed down from what he was saying, which is to literally eat my flesh and drink my blood or you SHALL DIE. John 6.

    Of all days, on Easter to assault the Church our Lord and Savior founded! There is no word but: Sad. May God have mercy on your soul for your blind (literally) hatred of His Church and may He forgive me for taking my focus off of His great conquering of Hell and opening Heaven to little old sinners like me, on this the Holiest of days in the Church’s Liturgical calendar.

  • April 20, 2014 at 4:49pm

    Think, blink, think!
    The Creator has always had a plan. When He CREATED THE SEASONS, He planned to redeem us in this way. He implanted in our hearts the desire to know Him, seek Him, and we do this, in part, through appreciating the seasons, beauty, and gazing at the stars and clouds. As God’s plan of salvation unwound, doesn’t it make sense that He would make sure significant events and feasts coincided with His (nature) Creation????

    Seriously, why do you think man made religions (like paganism) place such importance on the seasons? They are searching for something. Someone! They are looking for meaning because they know the seasons mean “something”.
    They tried to figure it out on their own, stubbornly refusing what was being revealed to them from God Himself. That which pagans seek in vain is right in front of them, more perfect, reasonable, logical, mysterious, and beautiful than their wee minds can handle. Only by the additional power of faith can someone even begin to get it. The human brain is too limited.

    You are not seeing the forest for the trees, for you have to expand your thinking to be able to see it, as well as be moved by the Holy Spirit. I sure can’t convince you. But I can pray for you.

  • April 20, 2014 at 4:41pm

    BBucky, Is there any scientific evidence to prove that your mother loves you?

    How many of her children were willing to be crucified sideways, upside down, set on fire, skinned alive, stoned to death, and so forth, to assert your mother’s love existed?

  • April 20, 2014 at 4:34pm

    Those questions, if you think them through to their logical conclusions, will demonstrate exactly why God is the one and only God. No man would think to invent a god like that. Christians know that our Father, God, is so loving he would sacrifice His only Son (who is in the Father, and in whom the Father is) in the most painful and degrading way to break the chains of death and enjoin us to Him for eternity. Feels pretty humbling but also pretty indescribable to know I’m loved like that, though I don’t deserve it for my sinfulness. Christ is Risen! Alleluia!

    It’s worth considering that the problem is not in God’s perfect plan of salvation but in your level of comprehension that YOU BBucky2 are loved, by name, by God Almighty. He knows your inmost thoughts and yearns for you. Ask Him for understanding, not just commenters on The Blaze.

  • April 16, 2014 at 9:07am

    Edit – I was very rash to type what I did. I haven’t read Hagee’s description of the Inquisition, only the above and probably jumped to conclusions that he, like so many others, tells a distorted tale and do not tell that the Spanish monarchy’s Inquisition was primarily about CONVERTS to Catholicism. In other words, people who said they were Catholic.

    Hagee’s quote that the Inquisition was started “to get rid of the Jews and Muslims” is oversimplified at best. Had the monarchy wanted to do simply that, there would not have been a need for an inquisition. The King and Queen could have issued the edit to leave or convert at the outset. Nonetheless, I shouldn’t have said what I did.

    http://www.catholic.com/magazine/articles/secrets-of-the-spanish-inquisition-revealed

  • April 16, 2014 at 8:50am

    Right-o, frgough!
    It is 70 AD and end times.
    It is Catholic Liturgy & Eucharistic celebration.

  • April 16, 2014 at 8:13am

    He’s a good man but he completely lied about the reason the Spanish Inquisition began. How can we trust a thing he says in this money-maker book?

  • April 14, 2014 at 1:38pm

    p sad ie,
    Warning, your drive by headline-only-reading-and-commenting is showing.

    Too bad you can’t go back and erase that, once you realize the story has nothing to do with a Catholic priest or the Catholic priesthood. When I do dumb things like that I try to learn from it rather than be embarrassed, so don’t worry.
    Lest

  • April 14, 2014 at 1:30pm

    Game. Set. Match.

  • April 14, 2014 at 1:28pm

    Well said, Caleb. The only thing Satan is talented as is deceit. The more we ask God’s help to resist temptation, and the less we sin, the less we fall for the enemy’s lies. Be strong, take cover, in Christ.

  • April 14, 2014 at 1:21pm

    Here’s “a few” Anglican & Episcopalian church abuse scandals. http://www.reformation.com/CSA/episcopalianabuse.html

    Here are a few more nonCatholic ones:
    http://www.reformation.com/CSA/variousabuse.html

    Now, I don’t know a single thing about the veracity of this but someone spent alot of time compiling this list.

  • April 14, 2014 at 1:16pm

    The problem with your comparison is there is no instance in which a priest who molested teenage boys asked the Church to bless it.

  • April 13, 2014 at 7:43am

    Katie, re: Intercessory Prayer
    - Christians ask other Christians to pray for them. Simple as that. We are one in the Body of Christ. That Body isn’t limited to earthly life and there no to different Body of Christ in in which heavenly souls reside. We are all ONE. Those in heaven are purified and holy now and closer to God than any of us here.

    Maybe the people who limit prayer requests to impure, sinful humans don’t understand that the holy saints in heaven see us and offer prayers (as bowls of incense) for us.

    Or maybe the read into the word “prayer” the word “worship” where they shouldn’t. It’s always ignorant and often anti-Catholic when people accuse Catholics of worshiping anyone but the Triune God because they want to define Catholic terms instead of learning Catholic meaning (which has been taught through the last 19 centuries, no secret).
    We affirm 100% Christ is the only mediator between God and man. Having friends add their prayers to ours does zero.zero to change that. Repeat, zero.

    True Vat II was ecumenical and more so than many would have liked. St. Augustine said that there are those outside the Church that appear to be inside it and those inside the Church who appear to be outside. In other words, they are saved through the Church Christ founded even if outside. WAAAAY too much to answer. Again, Catholic sources. Baptism of blood and Baptism of desire go to the beginning. They were “outside the Church” officially.

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