The DIFFERENCE, Ms. Voss, is that we elected someone who did not love our country as opposed to someone who truly does love our country and wants it to be as good as it was when Americans were happy and content. We elected someone who never had a job. Aren’t we all community “organizers”? Looking at Trump, I can’t think of ANYONE who could come forward that is better suited to getting something done for this country than a successful entrepreneur who has dealt with all the dragons in the real estate world and “trumped” them.
 December 27, 2015 at 2:14am
If it’s the birthday of Christ that you are celebrating, it should stay up through the 12 days of Christmas which BEGIN on Christmas Day. Actually, the Presentation in the Temple occurs on February 2 and that is the time when the Mother of God presented God to God — the Son to the Father. Many choose to celebrate through that day. Can you imagine the sentiments that His mother must have felt at that moment? It’s a subject for deep meditation and reflexion.
OK after DECADES on earth..........what the hell is the 12 days of Christmas....?
As for my tree....whenever I want to take it down....do I have to "set a date" to do it?
December 27, 2015 at 2:03am
Congratulations, Bristol, on this lovely child born on the eve of Our Dear Lord’s birthday. May she always be a grace to you and your family. Pay no attention to those without love in their hearts who comment here with negative words and hateful slurs. They only show the misery in their souls.
Not always so, Merrymix,
Bristol does have lovely children, but that is for the grace of God only. She has yet to realize the consequences that her actions unleash. “I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me, And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.”
That Merrymix is an unfailing law, it is eternal !
Why do you think our country is awash in the results of dissolute, and sinful behavior? Bristol is unwittingly contributing to it and this does not end here in the birthing bed. It has only begun for her.
How is it that Bristol may enjoin anyone to repent and come to Christ, if she herself is unwilling to be true to Him?
Perhaps next time, she will be more discerning in her choice of male interests, and each of them rather than being disobediant, will serve God in pureness of heart, and not themselves in the selfish pleasures of the flesh?
 December 27, 2015 at 1:55am
What disgusting comments! Does it make you feel proud to call yourself “christian” and someone else a “whore”? Do you realize that this in itself is a sin — that of detraction? Would you feel better if the baby had been murdered through abortion for the sake of the mother not wanting the humiliation and discomfort of her situation in front of people as judgmental as you are? Neither of us knows Bristol’s story except that she was in an extremely uncomfortable situation and she made the most of it by giving life to this child. Praise God!
 December 6, 2015 at 2:04am
AND if a registered car owner with a legal license to drive decides to wipe out a large group of people standing in a crowd, how did his registration make a difference to those who died or to their families?
 November 1, 2015 at 2:00pm
In my Catholic highschool in the 60′s, we wouldn’t have been allowed in the front door wearing a skirt of that length.
But times have changed, and along with the missing nuns who kept us on the straight and narrow, skirt lengths are shorter. So is respect for rules and authority. Along with that, now we have free sex, drugs, public nudity, children on antidepressants, more suicides, and misery all over the world. Pity the poor child who thinks he or she is the center of the universe and no rules shall dominate their lives. Until we put love of Christ back into public life, there can be no end to the upheaval in society.
You have a much different memory of the 60's than I. I graduated high school in 1962 and have many fond memories of "knee skirts" and "knee high sox". By the late 60's I was in the Navy and Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) was my favorite airline. Yah they gave a good discount for "military travel" but their mini skirt and "Hot Pants" uniforms didn't hurt their business either. As for drugs, we lost 5 shipmates off our ship after they spent a weekend in the Haight Ashbury district in San Francisco and brought a little "wacky tabacky" back aboard. The road to today's society and the actions of the current generation was well paved by our Baby Boomer generation and our actions of the 60's and 70's.
Totally agree with your last sentence but after what our generation has done to this country it is going to be a hard row to hoe getting back.
 October 27, 2015 at 12:30am
And just what is so implausible about carrying your own child to term no matter how it got there?
The child is not a rapist — the innocent baby is the child of the mother. Who wants to kill their own
flesh? No one ever brings that fact to light in the discussion of abortion. It is as if a woman is being
encouraged to destroy foreign matter. But this child is a beautiful replica of her own self with all the
traits of her ancestors present from conception.
 October 18, 2015 at 12:44am
You are SO completely correct!!. Until the Rights of Christ The King are respected, honored, and loved, there cannot be goodness, peace, or true happiness on this earth. Today, every evil is presented to our youth and there is no virtue inspired. Pornography is enslavement. Drugs are enslavement. Free sex without marriage is anything but free. Hatred for God abounds. It is only Christ Who can conquer the evil on this earth, dispel the level of insanity we now live under and bring back the light to this darkened world.
September 13, 2015 at 5:13am
Look up the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary to two children in LaSalette, France in the 1800′s. She foretold this phenomen saying that good people would die and appear to return to life but it would be demons that would inhabit their body. This would be apparently for the reason to bring back a message that, at death, we all go to Heaven quickly and lo and behold, all the people we knew are already there too.
Trump is making a huge mistake by not boldly bringing out the fact that he is the ONLY candidate who cannot
be influenced by donors. All of the others are collecting corruption money but HE WILL NOT BE INFLUENCED OR CONTROLLED BY ANYONE. That’s what is driving the Left as well as the Republicans crazy! How are they going to “guide” this guy as President to aid in the destruction of our country?????? I hope he uses a lot of the talent on the stage tonight as his cabinet members.
OMG, he readily admitted he donated to both parties so he could call those politicians up and get special treatment as a businessman....that cronyism is what has led us to the point that we are in this country..It is merely a different type of 'aristocracy' whether you are a liberal or conservative...and what the Revolutionary War soldiers fought against long ago...WE THE PEOPLE, means all of us not just those with a large enough pocketbook to buy influence in Congress and government agencies.
 November 3, 2014 at 2:31am
Luther MADE himself right about works when he took the 7 books out of the Bible.
In the Book of James, “Faith without works is USELESS.” Check it out.
 November 3, 2014 at 2:24am
Maybe you forgot that it was GOD Who gave to His priests the power to forgive sins and GOD Who taught us in the Scriptures that this was the way HE wanted us to be forgiven. And He said to Peter “Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven in Heaven. And whose sins you shall retain, they are retained in Heaven.” Were it not for the Sacrament of Confession, we would not know with certainty that our sins have been properly confessed and forgiven. Confession is a great relief — not a burden on us. When Confession was frequent among the faithful, Psychiatrists often used to say it was the reason they saw very few devout Catholics. Today sin rules the world and wouldn’t you agree that the world is full of insanity?
That's total bull. Jesus did not give priests the power to forgive sins. He gave peter that power and his disciples because they were his apostles. They were very special people who saw and were with Christ. That does not translate to some European priest 1500 years later. You don't need any other human to forgive sins anyway when Jesus taught us the most important way to have your sins forgiven which is direct communication with the father aka prayer. That's what the Catholics have so wrong praying to the saints needing a priestly confessional it's all nonsense and man made. Nowhere in the bible does it endorse saint prayer and priest confessionals. It endorses prayer to the father only. Thank God Martin Luther got us back to sola scriptura or else we would still be in this stupid mess
That whole thing is immediately preceded by "Receive the Holy Spirit." Receiving the Holy Spirit is not limited to "priests" as defined by Catholicism. We are all called to be priests and receive the Holy Spirit which would mean we all have the ability to forgive or retain sin. What's funny is that Catholics believe a pedophile priest can receive the Holy Spirit but the rest of must rely on those same priests to benefit from the Holy Spirit though His Word tells us this isn't true and that God gives the Holy Spirit to those He chooses (not "the Church" chooses).
“Thank God M. L. got us back to sola scirputra”
At what point in history was there ever sola scriptura?
(Other than in heresy.)
“still be in this stupid mess”
Do you think being One as Jesus prayed in John 17 is stupid?
You think the 30,000+ denominations who can’t agree is not stupid? Every preacher is a little pope. Don’t like your preacher? Hey, switch churches and denominations —after all, the next guy (or girl) is close enough and at least the band and the coffee are good. Paul said we'd no longer be like children tossed to and fro
Also, the authority of the Bishops (and later priests) to forgive sins is in the Bible. Unless you hate the Church and choose not to see it. Your hero Luther went to confession until he died.
merrymix - No human can forgive sin, only +Jesus who is God+ can forgive sin, before +Jesus God+ was born, Aaron was the High Priest, now +Jesus God+ is High Priest and sinners place their sin in the Tabernacle where +Jesus God+ forgives sins, until probation is over.
 November 3, 2014 at 2:19am
If we can ask our friends to pray for us, why wouldn’t we ask God’s friends to pray to Him for us? Who would He be more likely to listen to — our weak and sinful friends on this earth who many times offend Him or those who have overcome their frail and tainted nature, made amends for their sins, and now live a perfect life close to Him in heaven?
 October 30, 2014 at 1:00am
Hospice was started by the Hemlock Society. Check it out. Morphine is used to kill people under the guise of “keeping them comfortable.” Years ago I had Morphine after surgery.
I was never so scared in my life. Morphine paralyzes your chest muscles so that you can’t breathe but you know you want to and have to and you know you can’t but you are so wiped out from the Morphine that you can’t stay awake. I couldn’t reach a button for the nurse, no one came to check on me during the night and my lungs were filling up with crud . It was like slowly drowning and it was terrifying. During the night — around 2 a.m., a friend came by who was on her way home from work. She helped me sit up and got a nurse in who helped me expel the junk in my throat and chest as well. She stayed the entire night with me. I’ll never forget how thankful I felt for this compassionate friend. Don’t let anyone ever tell you that Morphine is a lovely death. Outside you are sleeping; inside you are petrified and you’re definitely not unconscious.
 October 30, 2014 at 12:40am
Pain and misery is nothing compared to the suffering of making your last act on this earth a mortal sin.
 October 26, 2014 at 10:01pm
That is exactly the plan. He’s being put up to run in order to keep more effective candidates from getting in. Nothing is happening by coincidence. The powers that be are running scared when they see the likes of Rand Paul and Dr. Ben Carson. Most likely, they haven’t been able to dig up any scandal on either of them that would kill their opportunity to win, so they are trotting out someone they can push who will kill it for them by diluting the vote.
June 12, 2014 at 3:06am
By the late 1950′s certain methods of “sensitivity training” were being used to change the thinking of the clergy on moral issues. I’m not surprised that this archbishop was confused. The seminaries were emptied, convents turned on their ear, priests left their vocations, and some who remained lost their way.
 May 30, 2014 at 5:39pm
People are not born to kill, divorce, become alcoholics, seduce priests, have sexual relations outside marriage, or be involved in homosexual acts.
These are all tendencies that have grown within them after mental and emotional acceptance of the possibility. The devil knows our weaknesses and when he sees a door that is not closed, he always walks in and takes over.
 May 20, 2014 at 10:50pm
I have a statue that looks very similar to this and it’s St. Joseph. It’s white plastic with the same design. Someone probably hid a statue of St. Joseph inside a non-religious image so that they wouldn’t be criticized for being “superstitious” about asking him to help in selling their house.