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pgJyZcSsg9 pgJyZcSsg9
on 14/2/16
Yes, I can see why you were drawn to it. This could be any mother with her child, the love is so edinevt. Most pictures of Mary and Jesus are very sterile and do not show even a fraction of the love she must have felt.
rnivRLriz rnivRLriz
on 14/2/16
Sounds like you are having the most azanimg time, can't wait to see the pictures and hear all about it! Have fun in Nairobi, the animal orphanage sounds exciting x
YLfN24mmFg YLfN24mmFg
on 14/2/16
Hi Julie,You're welcome to asenwr me questions if you wants, I'll try to asenwr to the best of myability and knowledge of the issue on Catholics who are gays.I've attended 3 Catholic schools, I've talked with a lots of priests, I've also got spiritual counseling from the vicar general, a Jesuit, a Bishop, so I'm sure I could tell you a lots.Joe will forward you my email address, thanks Joe! Mike
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on 14/2/16
There is no hope for Europe until the competitiveness gap with Germany is mndeed, and that cannot happen until the euro is broken up - preferably through Germany leaving.Spanish exports are picking up because internal demand has been wiped out. Italy on the other hand after a positive trade balance in 2012 is going negative again - the deindustrialization of the country (the second largest economy by manufacturing output after Germany, and 5th largest in the world) is picking up pace, and the businesses that could export are simply going broke due to lack of credit, lack of internal demand, and the State not paying its bills.There is no upside to Europe until either Germany reflates or the euro is abandoned.
CmOWamUl CmOWamUl
on 14/2/16
Peter: It's not petty to stand up for the Truth. If the Church didn't, it would be as much about principle as a soiacl club where people just hang out just to hang out. The Church would then have about as much relevance. The Church is about love and accepts anyone who holds to the Faith. Your prescription would lead to NO Church and NO Faith, which, I wouldn't be surprised, may be your aim. Brother Stephen
YkG24ticb1k YkG24ticb1k
on 14/2/16
14316Octcd26Chris 1074Tommy, your comparison with drugs and ahoclol addiction is ridiculous. Drugs and ahoclol addiction hurts other people around you, sometimes killing others, i.e. drunk driving. Hannah has every single right to believe as she does. It hurts no one and being proud of who you are and growing as a person leads to a healthier and more fulfilling life. One thing I feel that is always left out and something I struggle with conservative Christians and also why it took me so long to grow as a person is being faced with judgement from family and friends. Doesn't matter to you or anyone else how I live my life, GOD is my only Judge. I am also a gay Christian. I've read just about every post on this page. Lots of opinions and some are hard to deal with. I grew up a chrurch going Christian. I went to the same high school Bryan did and graduated the same year. I've always wondered about Bryan and I have to be honest, his post leaves me worried and concerned for his happiness and quality of life. It's clear that he has a love for Christ which is amazing and unquestionable. It's awesome that he's outspoken about his beliefs. I do question though if he's really happy because he's clearly struggling with his identity. His words, not mine, a Christian struggling with same-sex attraction. If God meant for him to choose a life of celibacy I don't think he would have a desire to be with someone else other than God.I believe in Christ's love and I believe in the gift God gave me to love my partner. I believe my partner is a gift from God. I don't believe anyone, not anyone, has the right to tell me that this gift is wrong. Not my family, not a pastor or elder, not my state or my government. God willing, I will be able to marry my partner and live a normal happy life raising a family and teaching my kids to love and respect others as they should love and respect themselves. Beliefs are personal so I'll give Bryan the benefit of doubt that he is living a happy life and not suppressing God's gift to find and share a life with someone else. I pray this is the case.I personally grew up knowing i wasn't meant to be alone and also know that I have feelings for the same sex not the opposite sex. I grew up struggling and trying to suppress my feelings for the same sex, having a girlfriend but never connecting as I should have on the level of that kind of a relationship. I grew up being told not to be gay because I would never be happy and I would die of aids. I'm here to tell you I've never been happier being myself, growing as a person, growing in my relationship with my partner and growing in my relationship with God and I do not of aids! I pray my family can one day understand this. I pray one day I can marry my boyfriend and take benefit of the legal aspects that the word, marriage, provides to all those straight couples out there. Did you know marriage provides over a 1,000 benefits to straight couples that gay couples do not have access to? I'm not talking of the Biblical term I'm speaking of the legal term. Though I guess that's a different blog.VA:F [1.9.20_1166](from 0 votes) 155
3GxSwB4a 3GxSwB4a
on 14/2/16
rest in the Lord means that we need to have down time. It could be the time we spent on a hobby. it could be the quiet time we spent with the Lord or even some time with the family.Our boedis and our minds need this time to rest .Even God had down time , that is why we have the sabath. and if He needed a rest, how much more do we need it.
poXgSPP5AM poXgSPP5AM
on 14/2/16
Thanks for this...I've saved it to post later on my blog.And thanks for renndiimg me it's Friday. Unfortunately I am already eating chicken fried rice...so I'll have to think up another penance. Lately I've been forgetting what day it is...must be getting old :)
XaqPnGxf XaqPnGxf
on 14/2/16
comment #57:Not knowing ayhnnitg about your and your classmates' schools, ayhnnitg I might say about them would be speculation. Some Catholic schools did better with addressing the signs of the times. Others isolated themselves and created school cultures to fill the loss of ethnic Catholic enclaves, which I think were one of the main factors in reinforcing cultural Catholicism in the US until the second half of the 20th century.My grammar school, on the other hand, admitted non-Catholics in 1969. That led to my own baptism in 1970. Back in the 50 s when my parents wanted to adopt their baptized-Catholic foster child, the pledge to send her to Catholic school was deemed inadequate. The priest in charge of Catholic Charities insisted they convert to Catholicism, an impossibility because of their previous marriages. While some might say I would be a bad fruit of Vatican II, I stand in comparison to my parents' would-be daughter, who ended up bouncing from Catholic home to Catholic home and the last time I chatted with her in 1983, was a born-again evangelical.In my experience, Vatican II opened the door to me to become a Catholic, enabled me to get a theological degree, and has allowed me to serve as a lay minister for a quarter-century. As a parish liturgist, I see the fruits of those who have engaged the Council and taken advantage of its opportunities. Clearly, people are alienated from post-conciliar Catholicism for a host of reasons, Humanae Vitae probably being the first of them. But sociological surveys in the 70 s did not show that people left in droves because of liturgy.As for today, I have a conservative priest friend who adopts George Weigel as his mentor for Sunday preaching. Not even the document his own bishops produced last year. Go figure.I woud love to sit down with other liturgists and clergy and even Pope Francis/Cardinal O'Malley to get to the bottom of why Catholicism isn't doing as well as we could be in the US. I probably have more questions than ideas. But from the trenches, I've seen a lot in the past 25-40 years. I'm inclined to think we've been too timid rather than too rash.
gUAiYOzT3OV gUAiYOzT3OV
on 14/2/16
Saturday Nov 10tha05k and Fun Run, 9am All students, staff, famleiis and friends are invited to join Mrs Bucklin for our “Cardinals On The Move” 5k and Fun Run, taking place on the Cardinal Way nature trail. There will be healthy snacks and fun prizes. More Info Here
JDMj8bWncl1 JDMj8bWncl1
on 14/2/16
Pretty crap song with amateurish lyicrs imho, that would never get a 2nd listen if by someone unknown. The celebrity cult power is a force of nature though, like people paying fortunes for a childlike scribble from that Tracey Emin creature. Astonishing what crap humans can persuade themselves to like.
umuqKGXA umuqKGXA
on 14/2/16
Yes, but they dissented from the pope hielmsf, as well as papal teaching since then. You'd think that I what you were saying is true, they may not be traditionalists, but would at least be strong promoters of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the papal encyclicals since Paul VI, but they are the leading dissenters even from those things.But, more importantly, why do you have a picture of the mural at Jesuit High School in New Orleans, Louisiana? I was at the school when they unveiled it (though I graduated from somewhere else). After being liberal like many Catholic high schools for a while, they are one of the leading schools in the area thy is returning to orthodoxy - they have 14-year-olds reading Aquinas!
ycgv0uchpPf ycgv0uchpPf
on 14/2/16
Hi Neda, Could you please chgnae your XML output to have the entire posts. I don't get the chance to browse websites and I only rely on my rssreader and want to be able to read your blog too.thanks.
67czHtKIl 67czHtKIl
on 14/2/16
Michael Phelps gained world rooignctien and swimming history fame by winning 8 gold medals. That was a testimony to his skill, training and talent. It had nothing to do with whether or not he smoked, or smokes marijuana. And, for anyone who smokes marijuana, they would know that he was responsible because he was able to reach that extraordinary level of success. Marijuana relaxes the body and mind. It is doubtful that if he was a chronic user, he would have been able to have trained physically as hard, or been as physically ready for the challenge. And if he did use it while in his many years of swimming, it is possible that with all that training, the individual needed some down time, to recoup his 'energy'. Training should not be all about exerting yourself to your limits and imposing significant and massive stress on your body and mind. I would think some down time to recoup your energy would bring more focus when you get back to training, possibly see things in new perspectives. I want anyone and everyone who reads this, to boycott any corporation that pulls their endorsement for Michael Phelps. I am providing two suggesting schedules for the boycott.
Whj788Lft Whj788Lft
on 14/2/16
I enjoy history and read fact, ficoitn and everything in between.I've just finished Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall and was bitterly disappointed.I thought that having won the Booker Prize and being about one of my favourite periods, I would find it a real page-turner.Not at all. I found many of the descriptive passages unnecessary and a little contrived as if her ultimate aim was an award, rather than just telling a story and entertaining the readers. And, I didn't care about any of the characters which is a major flaw where you're looking with fresh eyes at a specific person, such as Cromwell. And most irritatingly, I hated the way she wrote speech. I could rarely tell who was speaking and had to spend time looking back and trying to ascribe certain passages to particular people. I found it longer than warranted and found her excessive use of punctuation annoying splitting sentences repeatedly which caused me to stumble rather than read fluently.
XvRAXdEa XvRAXdEa
on 14/2/16
Yes, I have links to 3 different comapnies on my site. It might be slighltly tricky since you are a citizen and are here currently. So, it'll depend on how long you're staying here and/or you may have to do separate plans.