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  • 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


    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


    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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  • [2] August 16, 2014 at 7:20am

    It is not necessarily unforgivable, because, of course, the God of Divine Mercy is aware of all circumstances surrounding a person’s deep depression. He knows intimately and judges uniquely each individual soul He created.

    But God demands repentance for sin; and true repentance means you don’t want to continue that sin.

    It is a SIN to want to take the life that God gave you. And many people could avoid taking their lives if they would just take what God has freely given us —- the hope and the teaching of Jesus Christ!!!

    This hope is what gets many people through circumstances that are typically thought of as “unliveable hell.”

    I think many suicides are also brought on by a lifestyle that excludes Christ. They instead worship and make idols out of drugs, sex and of course, money. When the deep hole inside them is never filled with these things, they give up. That chasm is meant to be filled with a life lived for God.

  • [44] August 16, 2014 at 6:54am

    The adult men (15 and older) do the heavy farm and construction work. The adult women and older girls do the lighter farm chores, mind toddlers and infants, and the work of running the household.

    The “responsible adults” probably work from dawn until dusk every day of the year.

    In these kinds of communities, children don’t spend all day in front of a screen telling their parent to “wait a minute” every time they are asked to do a chore. Their “chores” help support their family. It has been a satisfying and productive way of life for centuries!

    It is a shame that such a great way of life has to be hampered by the sick individuals of the world.

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  • August 15, 2014 at 5:57am

    Now Blink, let’s not get ridiculous. As I have said before, it weakens any good arguments you may make.

  • [1] August 14, 2014 at 7:36am

    Walmart has good customer service.

    I have purchased large things (like game systems, etc.) that failed shortly after purchase. When you bring it back to Walmart, they look in the box to make sure all the parts are there, then give you your money back.

    You don’t get an 800 number to call a manufacturer, and you don’t have fill any form out. You don’t get your refund on a Walmart credit card, unless you lost your receipt..

    And it must be said: I buy most groceries elsewhere — at grocery stores that actually have real sale promotions, rather than just an “everyday low price.” So Walmart is not my Go-to store for all things.

    And I can’t stand the Comcast company in my town. Terrible service even to sign up! I didn’t bother after one phone call to inquire about hook up.

  • [1] August 13, 2014 at 7:47am

    I think we should take all the people who acknowledge ONLY the molestation that happened in the Church, but refuse to acknowledge that it has been condemned by the Church.

    And let’s gather all those who will NOT acknowledge that the church now has a worldwide action plan in place to help prevent such things from happening. Plus all those who refuse to acknowledge statistics on molestation in settings OTHER than the Church..

    Let’s just give all those people whips and allow them to lash the Pope, or a bishop, or a priest …30 times each.

    Will that help?????

    After that, however, these people must be forced — and I mean FORCED — to look at molestation statistics from public schools, protestant denominations, and other organizations, so that they can get a better perspective on the percentages.

    They then will get a realistic perspective on the problem AND have had an outlet for all their hate!!!

    Whaddya think? Haters? This is your chance.

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  • [1] August 13, 2014 at 7:32am


    I think he has already done it. As a leader whose every move is covered by media, he has brought credible attention to something the media is hardly covering!

    He is a leader. Now other world leaders should follow his lead with support of their own!

    …..and its not forthcoming.

    While Pope Francis is considered a head of state recognized by the U.N., the Vatican City-State is not comparable to a country. It has a small standing “army” called the Swiss Guard. Even if it was the function of the Swiss Guard (it is not!!) to wage war on Muslims, they are ceremonial in nature and are an elite security force only.

    We all need to pray.

  • August 13, 2014 at 6:59am

    God Bless you too.

    I too have seen on youttube the conversion story testimonials about Muslims turning to Christianity.

    But, the Muslims in power have always taken “evangelization” to the extreme. It is mandated to be done by any means necessary, and force is a blessed act because it saves “infidels” from themselves.

    There is no “living in peace” with other religions. No other paths to God. World domination has always been the plan. What is happening worldwide is not new.

  • [13] August 13, 2014 at 6:40am

    My sympathies, Jeninfl

    I lost a good friend to suicide a few years ago. Sadly, he battled years and years of deep depression and finally couldn’t hack it. He was smart, funny, talented, and had a great job, and friends who loved him.

    There wasn’t a medication or therapy he did not try. None helped. And none was ever going to help. It wasn’t just a brain chemical problem, otherwise he would have been cured.

    He had no belief in God or an afterlife. He had no perspective on suffering, nor could accept an alternative to his own dark worldview. He could never find his purpose here on earth.

    In my opinion, this was the primary reason he finally died. He had no hope.

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  • [4] August 13, 2014 at 6:26am

    On Youtube, you can watch people recounting their near death experiences, and some are of people who committed suicide, but regretted and repented immediately as they were “dying.”

    It is an eye opening experience to hear people who formerly thought there was no afterlife talk about how they were given the gift to live to tell about their experience!! Some were in the morgue when they revived, so yes they were well and truly dead for hours.

  • [16] August 12, 2014 at 12:49pm

    This caliphate we are experiencing is just a renewal of one which began in the 7th century A.D.
    It is just the same **** but a different day:

    In 632 AD, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Asia Minor, North Africa, Spain, France, Italy, and the islands of Sicily, Sardinia, and Corsica were all Christian territories. And had been for centuries before the birth of Islam

    By 732 AD, a century later, Christians had LOST Egypt, Palestine, Syria, North Africa, Spain, most of Asia Minor, and southern France and Italy to Muslim aggression. Italy’s islands came under Muslim rule in the next century.

    Christian Arabia was entirely destroyed after 633, when Jews and Christians alike were expelled from the peninsula. Those in Persia (Iran today) were under persecution.

    Two-thirds of the formerly Christian world was conquered in violent aggression by Muslims. This quest for world domination continued until the sixteenth century.
    Many, many churches and Christian sacred sites were destroyed.

    The Crusades were a response to this aggression. A response.

    And yes there were some who went on crusades who were not noble and not disciplined soldiers. But the people of these dominated lands sent pleas for help to Christian leaders of their time, begging for relief.

    Most who responded did so for noble and justified reasons.
    This is all documented in many credible sources.

    At some point, the Christian world will have to defend.

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