User Profile: Merrymix

Merrymix

Member Since: June 23, 2011

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  • 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.

  • [22] 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.

  • [7] 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.

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  • February 23, 2014 at 1:07am

    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.

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  • 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.”

  • November 25, 2013 at 2:19am

    Oh, Charles, get off it. Women my age remember what it was like to be a pregnant teen in the 30′s, 40′s, and even the 50′s. We all had friends who “disappeared” from society for many months and the nuns weren’t the reason. Parents didn’t want the shame and, in those days, they didn’t take on the roles of caretaker of their children and grandchildren either. The nuns were the most compassionate route those girls could take. They didn’t wallow in emotionalism but gave concrete solutions that worked for both the mothers and their babies and provided a good life for each. The girls that I knew in that situation were, and still are, eternally grateful for those nuns’ guidance and the haven they provided for them in their time of distress. They didn’t get rid of their problem by killing their babies and then grieving over it for the rest of their lives. It was a win/win for all.

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  • October 26, 2013 at 1:45am

    “Don’t ask, don’t tell” was the only fair way to handle these things. It was a “win/win” for those who are gay and for those who just wanted to respect the person without getting into their personal business.

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  • October 17, 2013 at 11:36pm

    It would be nice if this encourages some women who are worried about losing their figures for having children to go ahead and give it a try.

  • October 11, 2013 at 3:02pm

    Bravo to Marco Rubio for standing up and proclaiming Christ when it is so unpopular to do so. Those who jeer should be so humble and brave. We should applaud instead of criticize that someone has this courage. I don’t know why he supported the immigration thing, but there’s no doubt that he felt, for some reason — maybe his heritage and struggles — that it was the right thing to do. One who loves Jesus Christ will not fail to be a good leader for his people.

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  • September 14, 2013 at 3:57pm

    Oh, dear. Priests have no “subjects”, and the only “priest” who rewrote the Bible was Martin Luther who conveniently left out 7 books that didn’t fit his philosophy. When the Bible was given to the world, it just so happened that there were no printing presses — 13th century invention — and the common people couldn’t read anyway. In fact, the common people couldn’t read even after that for some centuries. Did you know that Bibles were the work of centuries and were hand-written treasured manuscripts that were the work of monasteries? It’s quite true and understandable that they weren’t passed out freely. Nuns choose to be nuns — no one forces that on them. And remember Mother Teresa’s answer when asked by a reporter why her nuns only owned a sari (their dress) and a toothbrush. She replied that “It is only in owning nothing that one is entirely free.” Good thought.

  • September 8, 2013 at 5:38pm

    I love the recent comment from one homeschooling Catholic father who said of his children: “I care more whether they get to Heaven than whether they get to Harvard.”

  • August 25, 2013 at 1:56am

    Did I miss something? At what point did the boy drink from the cup?

  • August 10, 2013 at 1:08am

    This poem sounds so much like what Our Lord is saying about living with Him in the New Paradise now prepared for those who love Him at the time of His Second Coming. Much havoc will come first, but the time is now short for it all to end. You can read these messages — the last that will be given to the world to prepare us for the great tribulation and translation into the New Heaven and the New Earth as spoken of in the Bible. http://www.thewarningsecondcoming.com

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  • February 20, 2013 at 10:51am

    Those comments totally disgust me. Some teens are mature enough to be able to make good decisions about their goals in life. Parents should do all they can to help their kids transition from their home to their lives after leaving the home of their childhood. Why not? I admire these teens for taking responsibility and wanting to do the right thing for their child. A child is a gift from God. Their child is fortunate to have two parents who understand that and want to provide a good life for it. If you look around you will notice that many, many marriages that have passed the test of time were between two people who loved each other from an early age. There’s just something about that first love that you can never forget. Good parents should encourage and help their children to marry young instead of leading a promiscuous life and getting abortions to cover it up.

  • February 19, 2013 at 3:13am

    I’m not even understanding this. Sometimes when I arrive late for a movie, I stay and watch what I missed in the second showing. I’ve never, never, never been asked to leave. Even if a person wanted to watch the movie through twice to get a better understanding, so what???? HE ALREADY PAID TO SEE THE MOVIE. Movies already cost too much. What exactly is the theater out if he sits through another showing???

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  • November 15, 2012 at 5:51pm

    In AD 382 Pope St. Damasus commissioned St. Jerome (Hieronymous), the leading biblical scholar of his day, to produce a translation of the Bible to replace the Old Latin Bible, which had become corrupted through copyists’ errors.
    St. Jerome applying himself to the task by papal warrant had access to the best extant manuscripts — which were much closer to the original manuscripts in Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic than anything still existing today. In many cases the New Testament scriptural texts were within a few generations of the original manuscripts penned by the Apostles.

    The Latin Vulgate
    Finally completing his work in AD 405, St. Jerome gave the Catholic Church the Latin Vulgate. The Vulgate was solemnly proclaimed the Church’s official Bible by the Council of Trent ; which also declared that St. Jerome’s Vulgate was the only authentic Latin text of the Scriptures.

    Douay-Rheims — taken from the original Latin Vulgate Version of the Bible
    “I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel.” — Genesis 3:15

    It must be noted that the Douay-Rheims is NOT a typical translation where the translator rearranges the words and meanings, but a “slavish”, i.e., an exact translation without liberties from the Latin into English. The reader thereby has an exact understanding of what the original Latin says, rather than interpretations

  • November 15, 2012 at 1:54pm

    In 1917, Our Lady appeared in FATIMA, Portugal (coincidence?? — name of Mohammad’s revered daughter) to ask that the Holy Father and all the world’s bishops together consecrate RUSSIA by name to her Immaculate Heart. She said that when that was done, RUSSIA would be converted and there would be worldwide peace. Remember that this was just BEFORE the Bolshevik Revolution and she predicted that Russia would “spread her errors” throughout the world causing wars and the persecution of the Church. She said the Holy Father would have much to suffer. Nearly 100 years have passed and this has not been done. There have been millions and millions of people killed because of the wars in communist countries. She said “various nations would be annihilated”. The whole world should be crying out to the Holy Father NOW to get this consecration done. He is under intense pressure from sources within the Church not to do it. When it is done, Muslims will rapidly convert as they also revere the Mother of Jesus in her title “Our Lady of Fatima.” In Genesis, she was given the final power over evil when God told Lucifer: “She shall CRUSH your head (by bringing forth her son, Jesus) and you shall lie in wait for her HEEL.” (The Triumph of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the end of our period of time).

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