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tradcatholicgirl

Member Since: June 08, 2012

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  • February 8, 2016 at 5:33pm

    Hi Frost,

    Absolutely. the women of conquered territory have always been spoils of war. That is why it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to think about why women in combat against all male armies . . .might require a little critical thinking.

  • [11] February 8, 2016 at 5:25pm

    The thing is . . .if you actually read Malcolm X’s biography, he is, at the end of his life, a peaceful man who has given up his hate, his desire to separate by race, his anger.

    I am really offended if she is using Malcolm X as a propaganda tool to further hate against policemen . . or anybody else. It is obvious she has never read the mature Malcolm’s own words, or she is an out and out liar.

    It is just like the moron’s who try to use Martin Luther King as a propaganda tool for racist hate.

    They do not understand these men at all, even though these two men left copious autobiographical evidence of where there heads were during the end of their lives, when they were most effective.

  • [4] February 7, 2016 at 6:35am

    Blink,

    Tell you what . . when you actually have some substance to your answers, then get back to us.

    Did you google ANYTHING? Did you do one minute of reading before you decided to reply?

    No.

    Did you bother to read up on what they have been doing for decades? Do you even understand what VIRTUS is?

    No.

    Do you have a master list somewhere of cases that were completed and those that aren’t?

    No.

    And did you ever bother to listen to ANYONE else on this site who has posted to you regarding common sexual abuse in public schools, protestant denoms, and other organizations – that is NEVER publicized? Which would put the Church’s massive response in perspective.

    No.

    I’ve tried to be patient and kind with you over time — hoping you would grow up, learn to read, and get some critical thinking skills.

    I am losing hope for you.

  • [1] February 6, 2016 at 2:53pm

    Then I guess we would have to ask every single person in any kind of position of authority to answer that question. That is not how the world works.

    I will say this: One of my kids attends Catholic school. I am required to have two different background checks AND go through a course called VIRTUS — just to accompany my children on a field trip!

    Don’t tell me the Catholic Church hasn’t taken massive action to safeguard kids.

  • February 6, 2016 at 2:37pm

    blink,

    As usual, your comments come to us without the benefit of you actually doing any real research on it.
    How would you even know what the strategy has been — since you don’t bother to really educate yourself.

    It doesn’t matter what the story or topic is, you comment to be controversial — but never have any citations to back up your commentary.

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  • February 6, 2016 at 2:31pm

    First of all, the doctrine of infallibility is not what you imply.

    and secondly, there has been universal and massive work done on the abuse scandal issue.

    It has not been ineffective — nor truly “slow.”

    To suggest that any real justice can be accomplished without due process is a dangerous idea.

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  • [3] February 6, 2016 at 2:23pm

    If someone is falsely accused — and that does happen –wouldn’t it better to have people on the panel whose desire to investigate and help is not impaired by a bitter and unhealed woundedness?

    It could be that the guy could not be trusted to look at each case individually, but painted all the accused with the same brush.

    That would not help the effectiveness of the panel.

  • [4] February 6, 2016 at 2:14pm

    Heisendude,

    I don’t think they are “defending” the church. They are trying to tell you that the church is made of human beings, some of whom operate out of sin, fear, temptation, or poor judgment.

    But you can’t paint the entire Church from the actions of some few people.

    Their actions do not make the entire structure evil.

    That is like saying the entire structure of the Boy Scouts is evil due to the actions of a few hundred scout leaders who touched little boys over the years. Horrible, terrible thing — but it does not mean the Boy Scout organization itself is evil.

    USE your critical thinking skills.

  • [3] February 6, 2016 at 2:08pm

    eCharleen,

    Mary was indeed human. But the Angel Gabriel called her “blessed among women” and “full of grace.”

    Don’t forget Luke1:48 . . “that henceforth ALL generations SHALL call me blessed.”

    Those not familiar with Scripture say Mary could have been any one of many girls consecrated to the temple. That she was just a vessel, and God’s choice of her was not significant.

    ….But scripture does not bear that theory out. Read Luke in the KJV. She was “highly favored of God.”

    There was no room for sin in her — because as Gabriel says, she was “filled with grace.”
    God created her that way because He intended her to be the mother of Jesus and the spouse of The Holy Spirit.

    She was free to say no. But she gave her consent.
    She wasn’t “just” some random mortal God chose as an afterthought.

  • [2] February 6, 2016 at 1:07pm

    Robin,

    Sexism has nothing to do with this issue. This discussion is not about a woman’s ability to be courageous, loyal, intelligent, physically fit, and highly skilled as a soldier.

    A draft presupposes that a choice will not be given. So arguing that women who CHOOSE to be soldiers would be better than men who don’t . . .is not an effective debating point.

    The point is that there are realities of war that will never be overcome by the assertion of “equal rights.” No matter how many push ups someone can do.

  • [4] February 6, 2016 at 12:25pm

    Jackie,

    I am sure if your daughter wanted to be, she would be an excellent soldier!
    She should have the option of choosing to fight.

    The optimal word here is “choosing.”
    Versus no choice.

    Maybe we SHOULD question how a draft of women might affect battle? Isn’t it worth discussing?

    In combat, when a woman is captured, the enemy will use her physiology against her — in ways to which a man would never be vulnerable. Can we — at least — ASK how that changes the combat unit?

    Your daughter will be seen as a “spoil of war.” Even if she is willing to take that risk — this will be used as psychological warfare against the men in her unit. You cannot drive out the instinct good men have to protect women from that – just like you cannot stop other soldiers from committing that kind of abuse!

    It is a sad fact of history. The enemy will never be as enlightened as you are.

    Secondly — Her courage may never fail her, and her fortitude and natural intelligence may allow her to outlast many other soldiers….. but under times of extreme physical duress, her muscle mass and physiology WILL eventually be an issue. No matter how many guns she has.

    In Matt’s defense: Good parents are protective of all their kids, but men are usually going to be more protective of a daughter.

    Maybe Matt has a valid perspective simply because he is the father of a daughter?
    Don’t take it personally.

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  • [26] February 6, 2016 at 11:30am

    Both sexes are capable of great courage, fortitude, and sacrifice. But they are built differently, even their brains are created differently.

    FACT: I raised to two boys and one girl. All three played with our “Playschool” kitchen and food. They all played with puzzles and blocks and collected stuff. They all are good at sports.

    But my boys wanted Nerf swords and play guns. If they never, ever got any as gifts, they would have played the same as if they got them.

    How do I know? When outside, my boys would use sticks and tree branches as play weapons. They — constantly — made tools and weapons! They played at “battle” all the time. They would turn my broom handles into light sabers — with pocket knives.

    FACT: In 14 years, I have been at the emergency room eight times so far with my boys . . and in 22 years, just once with my girl.

    …..Even though my girl is a risk taker and an athlete — and she was a “tomboy” until she was 14.

    FACT: I will always have less muscle mass no matter how much I work at it than my 14 year old does ALREADY — without working at it. This says a lot about how we are not the same.

    Women have more brain mass dedicated to verbal/emotional tasks — because they spend more time with less verbal, emotionally vulnerable toddlers. Look it up.

    Why is that a shameful thing? To say that men are more suited to battle? I am NOT opposed to women in the military, but FORCING women into combat via a draft is ridiculous.

  • [8] January 29, 2016 at 10:23pm

    Of course, our First Amendment rights allow for it…..
    But those attending this event, should, when satan’s followers begin the invocation . . . just turn their backs on the person speaking.

    Then both the audience and the speaker get to express their First Amendment rights.
    A win-win.

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  • [1] January 28, 2016 at 5:51am

    Barber2

    Amen to that!
    John Paul, The Great, pray for us!

  • January 27, 2016 at 6:15am

    I, too, am blessed enough to work in a place where above my desk in my office is a picture of Jesus (and an image of The Divine Mercy), a Catholic calendar, and a picture of Padre Pio. I can use holy water to bless those in my care. I can pray any time of the day.

    I enjoy the support of Christian volunteers from almost every denomination you can name. They are all there to support us in the Name of Jesus Christ. Rarely do I encounter “haters.”

    Some people posting here should take their cue from that!

    – My company is entirely secular and a regular corporate enterprise existing in several states.

  • [23] January 27, 2016 at 5:59am

    Well-placed use of the verb “Fostered.”

    Ain’t it great how the English language keeps evolving?

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  • January 27, 2016 at 5:41am

    Deliverer,

    1. Your point about capital punishment is an interesting one to debate elsewhere, but is entirely irrelevant to the issue written about in this article.

    You don’t compare an innocent life to a fully realized one which has had the opportunity to be defended in a court of law.

    Apples and oranges.

    2. But to address your concern regarding capital punishment: YES. The Catholic Church (our cult) has been against capital punishment for the sole reason that it takes away the opportunity for a sinful person to come to his or her own redemption before the time of their “natural death.”

    So, YES, that is consistent with finding ALL human life sacred.

    3. That being said . . the murderer on death row has taken the life of someone before THEIR “natural death.” Therefore, they have robbed their victim of the time they may have needed to reconcile with God, or to find their own redemption before death.

    It is a tough question that requires CRITICAL THINKING and a STRONG MORAL COMPASS.

    4. On the other hand, you don’t need much thinking time to see the complete injustice that is occurring in our country — where a journalist is not free to investigate without fear of indictment!!!!

    Freedom of the Press is a basic freedom of your country. Wake up. We are heading toward tyranny of the worst sort – and you can’t be a pansy-ass hater posting irrelevant nonsense in response to an article about PURE EVIL.

  • [3] January 26, 2016 at 6:11pm

    yea! pro-abortion, adulterer Trump. Man who will sell his soul or bankrupt his own company to come out on top.

  • [2] January 23, 2016 at 6:18pm

    I needed that laugh. thanks!

    I’ve been shoveling snow all day…..

  • [49] January 23, 2016 at 6:23am

    Crazy Travis,

    Isn’t it wonderful they can give such joy to others and have good lives?

    Too bad most Down Syndrome babies are aborted because health care professionals suggest it after early prenatal testing.

    They overwhelm couples with stats on how bad their problems could be, etc. etc. They offer pre-abortion counseling — but only from couples who DID abort their Down kids. It is a stacked deck.

    And you know why? Because it is cheaper to pay for an abortion than to treat a child with complications from Down’s.

    When does life become sacred and worthy?

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