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.
Yes, I think they had 10 in all. One thing missing from this article is the fact that Maria was in the convent when she was sent by the Mother Abbess to become a temporary governess for the 7 children of a widowed navy captain. It’s just a lovely story and shows the beauty and goodness that prevailed in the Catholic Church and faith before the modernizing that occurred in the 60′s.
Wrong Maria! The sound of music had changed the names of the children the Maria they are talking about was the 3rd child and second oldest daughter, she is Louisa in the show
January 21, 2014 at 10:50pm
Funny — There’s no statute of limitations on the priests who were accused even though some of them died 40 years ago.
January 20, 2014 at 1:21am
In Los Cabo, Mexico I was not permitted to go into the hotel pool wearing a shirt over my bathing suit after suffering a severe sunburn the day before. I think that’s ridiculous.
January 16, 2014 at 2:35am
Anti-women?? THREE women were saved in this story — two from DEATH and one from a lifetime of regret and sorrow. This story made my day! God was surely holding the hand of this mother as her soul cried out to Him. If you open the door to Him, He will surely come in to aid you in every way and His love provides.
December 3, 2013 at 12:30am
To get every beautiful detail of the birth of Our Lord, one has only to read “The Mystical City of God” dictated to the Blessed Mary of Agreda in the 1700′s by the Holy Mother of God, the Virgin Mary. Pope Pius XII said that he read a bit from these four volumes (which he called “Second only to Holy Scripture”) every day and that until one has read it, he cannot say that he truly knows Jesus and Mary. This gives great detail from the beginning of the creation of the world until the beginning of the Church following the Resurrection of Jesus. And yes, Jesus was born in the midst of ice and snow in Bethlehem at the hour of midnight on December 25th in the year five thousand one hundred ninety-nine of the creation of the world. He was conceived on March 25th of that year and He died on March 25th at the age of 33. Skeptics can argue all they like, but his mother was there. She tells us: “With the Most High, everything is PERFECT and COMPLETE.”