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tradcatholicgirl

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  • September 1, 2014 at 6:19am

    TheDude,

    You cannot compare the dignity with which African Americans peacefully protested in the mid-20th century to the situation specific to this story.

    There is a difference between a black person having the right to buy lunch at a restaurant and a business entering into a contractual agreement with a lesbian couple to provide an expensive service that affirms their marriage.

    Forcing someone to sign a contract and provide a service is not “having the same rights as everyone else.”

    Your comments do a disservice to both gays and black Americans.

    By the way, I have a sibling who is gay, and she would never sully her own marriage vows with such nonsense. Nor would she ever force a business owner into taking her money for a service he is not willing to provide.

    That is the difference between “militant” gay and just gay.

  • August 31, 2014 at 6:17am

    Forcing a business owner to sign a contract with you is not “having the same rights as everyone else.”

    My sister is a lesbian. She and her partner would ntver force someone to do business with them.

    The “ugly” people in this story are the militant gay couple who are using their own wedding to make a political statement!!

    They deliberately set out to destroy the right of another couple to make a living as they see fit.

    The gay couple in this story have the right to get married, have children and live as everyone else. They don’t have the right to have a tantrum just because a wedding venue owner won’t sign a contract to host their wedding,

    They have the right to “shop around,” just like very other couple getting married.

  • [5] August 31, 2014 at 6:02am

    Your brother is free to have any biological response he wants. He can legally get married in any number of states to the man of his dreams.

    But his personal choice of a spouse should not be reason to force vendors who don’t want to sign a contract with him. If a baker, dress maker, or wedding venue owner does not want to begin a contractual agreement with him because he is entering into a gay marriage, then he needs to respect their right to do so.

    This story is about militant gays taking away people’s rights and deliberately hurting their ability to make a living.

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  • [1] August 29, 2014 at 5:41am

    Basic science question: What is the difference between a theory, an hypothesis, and a proven scientific fact?

    Until those who are proponents of evolution understand that “basic science,” no real debate can occur.

  • [1] August 29, 2014 at 5:33am

    Blink,

    List one species that has been proven to evolve from another. Not theorized or hypothesized to have evolved.

    But proven.

    List one. And, please do not cite examples of mutations WITHIN a species. That is a common occurrence and can happen in one generation.

  • August 29, 2014 at 5:21am

    …………………What are you saying, Charles? That ethnic cleansing and genocide did not take place in Europe in the mid 20th century?

    I suppose no genocide took place in the Ukraine earlier in that century either?

  • [3] August 26, 2014 at 6:57am

    Agreed. I have an ex-husband who was drunk out of his mind and belligerent, resisting police attempts to get him to calm down and cooperate. The first time he did that, he got a beating and THEN two days in jail — until I got bail money.

    He is white — but born into poverty and dysfunction. He even had a history of counseling for his problems and a good job.

    There was no outcry from anyone over this police “mistreatment.” There were no cellphones with cameras then anyway. There weren’t any activists taking a stand calling him “poor misunderstood white boy.”

    But I now understand how many times the cops saw this type of behavior before they met my husband, and how many times they realized there was no one “behind the eyes” of the guy they were trying to reason with. I don’t think that their force was unnecessary.

    The only tragedy is that there are so many people out there with the same problems who will never be able to take responsibility for their behavior.

  • August 25, 2014 at 6:55am

    A legal way to make their lives uncomfortable is the way to go. I don’t know how you could disrupt the power going to the house safely and without being seen. But it certainly would be fun to watch them wait for the power company to come each time it was done.

  • [4] August 23, 2014 at 7:19am

    God Bless You, Roscoe.

    Start from the premise that God is not Santa Claus who fulfills your wish list. But His grace and mercy are always given for the benefit of your eternal soul.

    Don’t believe the “prosperity gospel,” which says that if you are a faithful Christian, ONLY good things will happen to you. Read the New Testament. Jesus did not promise there would be no suffering! Then read the rest of that book. Your Creator never said there would be no steep learning curve, no tests.

    Once you completely surrender to God’s Will, your life will always have HOPE, no matter what the circumstance. Pray, that as God’s child, you come to understand your purpose for being here. Peace comes from that.

  • [5] August 23, 2014 at 6:52am

    In large cities, and especially in communities within them that have “at-risk” populations, the Catholic school system historically saved lives. Literally.

    The parents who sent their kids to Catholic School, especially their boys, were doing so to give them a chance. No matter how bad the neighborhood, there are always parents who want something better.

    It is not that that the education was better, but the expectations within the institution that were better! Kids attending were expected — both at home and at school — to be thinking, feeling, praying human beings! This opportunity provided HOPE. Opportunities for real hope attract good people.

    I think the study done by these professors is just an academic exercise to prove what inner city people have always known.

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  • [1] August 22, 2014 at 7:38am

    It is common sense. OF COURSE, a diocese that accepts Common Core is doing so to get the funding that comes with accepting it.

    Then they lose some of their freedom because accepting the money means you accept terms of use! Our states are in that same position. Billions of dollars promised to states who adopted Common Core was the reason it was adopted so early and so quickly!

    For Catholic Schools, the decisions are made by at the diocesan level!

    My local diocese (very liberal) is using Common Core since last year. I think it was a poor decision made too early and without enough information. It was also made without the support or knowledge of the Catholic School population in our diocese.

  • August 22, 2014 at 7:24am

    oops! edit:

    the responsibility will NOT fall on just one person….

  • August 22, 2014 at 7:22am

    Crazy,

    The test you refer to is called the Chorionic Villus Sampling test). Parents are often pressured to get it if the mother is over 30. Then, if an abnormal result occurs, It puts pressure on couples to make a decision that does not reflect reality.

    Not only has the test been proven to be inaccurate over time, but couples who believe it is 100% accurate are told their baby will suffer horribly and be a vegetable. Which also does not reflect reality.

    When you actually meet people with Down’s working in society and so very loved and so very loving, it puts a whole different spin on the situation!

    And those families open to life usually have more than one child. The responsibility of caring for a special needs person will fall on just one person, or just the parents.

    In a loving family, that honor and privilege would be for all to share.

  • [2] August 18, 2014 at 6:46am

    Remember what Pope John Paul II did when he visited Poland in June 1979? Poland was then run by communist Russia.

    JPII went there as a religious leader, and did not speak about politics — he was not ALLOWED.
    In, fact, the communist-run television crew cut the sound when millions of people cheered as he preached the gospel of Love and “HAVE NO FEAR!”

    John Paul’s very presence in Poland inspired the entire country to throw the yoke of their communist oppressors off their backs.

    The comments on this story so far are just filled with hate and disrespect.
    Maybe Francis will get more respect if he golfed 300 times per year and ruled with a pen and phone?

    Oh, that’s right. Francis leads people by example.
    Francis is there to inspire change in people’s HEARTS.
    He is there to acknowledge people’s pain and to tell them they are loved by Christ.

  • August 17, 2014 at 1:29pm

    Disagree.

    Porn has been proven to be addictive and will change brain chemistry, just like gambling does with many gamblers, and of course, the drug addicts and alcoholics. It is a temptation that turns the tempted into a slave.

    Jesus came to set us free from that kind of slavery. But we have to want it bad enough.

  • [14] August 17, 2014 at 1:26pm

    No mystery: He wasn’t a good Catholic man. And if he is trying to be, the temptation of the evil one is getting the best of him!!!

    Porn is an addiction.

  • [2] August 17, 2014 at 6:46am

    I pray that these girls can be healed and go on to have a healthy attitude to sex.

    And that they and their family can forgive completely and live in the peace of Christ.

  • [3] August 16, 2014 at 9:25pm

    Thank God for their faithful commitment to life!

  • [5] August 16, 2014 at 3:15pm

    Even in the published original version you read as a kid, there are still many daily events that are filled with hardship and dark reality. If you read the books again as an adult and pay attention to the details, you will notice the life they lived seems hard, very hard.

    The fact that the Laura and her family also saw the dysfunctional families and alcoholism and other real life is no surprise. I’d be interested in reading it.

    It doesn’t spoil the series, which…quite frankly… plays like a sappy soap opera most of the time. I don’t enjoy it.

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  • [25] August 16, 2014 at 7:36am

    All Christians must embrace the Culture of Life in a world drowning in the blood of the Culture of Death.

    Culture of Death: Your life is not worth living if……..

    You are a baby conceived “accidentally”
    You have Alzheimers or Dementia
    You are severely disabled
    You are a fetus that test show will be disabled
    You have a disease that will cause you to actually suffer; better to die fast
    Your “carbon footprint” will take resources from others
    You are the third child in ANY family, or the fourth, the fifth, etc.
    You are born in a country with a birth rate more than 2.1 per couple

    The Catholic Church is the only major denomination that has steadfastly kept the doctrine of LIFE.
    I pray that Papa Francis will stop worrying that we have heard it all before. Preach it, Papa.

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