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Back in the good ol' days (centuries ago), the numerous feasts of the Church would be celebrated by the whole village.  Our infrequent secular "holidays" like Independence Day and Memorial Day do not function as well as a mass followed by village feast and merriment.

The Protestants / Evangelicals / Mormons / JW attract many people by supplying the community that is essentially dead in our modern "enlightened" times.  We've enlightened and modernized ourselves into isolation and tedium without the relief of frequent communal religious feasts.

I am new to my parish, hardly active in it, but hope to do more with time.
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The Coffee Pot / Re: go to bed
« Last post by Carleendiane on Today at 10:13:35 PM »
Bump. Really, it is quite important to tuck in the go to bed-ers!!!!
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The Coffee Pot / Re: A beret to remember
« Last post by Carleendiane on Today at 10:12:24 PM »
Well Jacob, I say hurray, for you and your beret!!!! Thank you for posting. Looks good on you. Suits you, of course, not taking into account what is in your mouth!!???
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Nor is this a normal time in the Church... Do you normally assume that all priests are invalid? If you knew Father Ward at all or anything about him you would know that he would never allow seminarians in his care to be ordained invalidly. But I think the point here is that things are being assumed and rumors are being spread by people who donít even know these priests.

God knows the Truth, so go ahead and believe whatever you want.
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If it is so easy to find why can't anyone find the information??? The Church does not work this way in that Ordinations aren't to be in the category of "Only God knows". They are supposed yto be in the public domain. This is starting to sound more like a cult.
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Lol, nice, except that anyone can find the information if they want to.
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I can't find it so why don't you just post it or give me the link and that will settle my point?????

Otherwise I have to assume that you don't know
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The Coffee Pot / Re: go to bed
« Last post by Carleendiane on Today at 10:03:59 PM »
Yes, 9:56 is certainly bed thinking time. If you are not "bed thinkin", you are probably a night hawk. But the problem with night hawks is that they may be eaten by night owls, which certainly may be eaten by.....eagles? Well, they are all over Michigan and it is not a stretch to think the night hawks, eaten by the night owls, eaten by the eagles, are in danger. Are you in danger? Maybe you should think about turning in so as not to be a victim of the eagle. Just sayin.....
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The Coffee Pot / Re: go to bed
« Last post by Carleendiane on Today at 09:57:25 PM »
Ok. So. Hopefully when I get up, and get ready for Mass, I will be able to recycle the animal on my head. Tame the beast and not have to spend valuable time in front of my bathroom mirror. I can hope  :-\

Ah, yes, the phenomenon known as "bed head".  This phenomenon should really be high upon the list of desired things for our bodies.  Like white teeth and clear skin.  "Bed Head" is proof from God that we have slept the night before.  What could be better than that?!  Glorify the Bed Head!  Be proud to have one!  Those who haven't slept yet will envy you even more when you walk by, proudly sporting your Bed Head upon your shoulders!  Thank you God, today for my Bed Head!

Oh Dymph, leave it to you to understand my inane comments. This is only part of the reason I LOVE you.
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The Coffee Pot / Re: YouTube You're watching
« Last post by mikemac on Today at 09:32:01 PM »
Very good history of New England using maps.

Interesting.  I've never heard of Father Le Loutre's War.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Father_Le_Loutre%27s_War

Reading about it it also refers to the earlier Father Rale's War.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dummer%27s_War
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Are they in full communion with Rome and approved by their Bishop?

I buy my scapulars from them

Nope and nope.

Interesting, what makes you so sure of this? What have they done to not be in union with Rome?
I have a better question. Where are their Holy Orders coming from these days? I've known about these guys for a while, and can't find that answer to this day.

I do not remember the name of the bishop who ordained the priests, but it was legit and has been made public. They would tell you if you asked.

If found this about Father Wardís ordination on the web: Fr. Anthony D. Ward, was ordained by Archbishop Lefebvre on April 14, 1973 and was incardinated to a diocese in northern Spain and subsequently given permission by the-then local bishop to travel abroad since Spanish was not his native language.

Not questioning Father Wards Ordination just the rest of them? Everything I can find says they will not devulge the Bishops name because they don't want to and the Bishops doesn't want anyone to know who he is. There is something not kosher about that.

I have personally heard the name before and it has been put out there--nothing not kosher about it---they had a good reason for not publishing the name to the world. Rome has the name and all is well.

 I'm sure it's not too hard in this day and age in the Church to imagine that there could be a reason for it. If you knew their story I think you would understand.

 It still baffles me how they are not at least given the benefit of the doubt until people find out for sure.
It is not normal to give benefit of the doubt when it comes to validity of Ordinations. This is not normal behavior.

Nor is this a normal time in the Church... Do you normally assume that all priests are invalid? If you knew Father Ward at all or anything about him you would know that he would never allow seminarians in his care to be ordained invalidly. But I think the point here is that things are being assumed and rumors are being spread by people who donít even know these priests.

God knows the Truth, so go ahead and believe whatever you want.

If it is so easy to find why can't anyone find the information??? The Church does not work this way in that Ordinations aren't to be in the category of "Only God knows". They are supposed yto be in the public domain. This is starting to sound more like a cult.

Lol, nice, except that anyone can find the information if they want to.
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Coffee and Donuts / Re: I am back for a bit
« Last post by St. Columba on Today at 09:00:09 PM »
David Hume: "No testimony is sufficient to establish a miracle unless the testimony be of such a kind, that its falsehood would be more miraculous than the fact which it endeavors to establish"

Given QMR's stated and myriad evidences/difficulties against Catholicism over the years, I find it truly remarkable that his mystical experience(s) furnishes him with 100% certainty.  Its falsehood, that is, of the claimed mystical experience, in the face of all of the difficulties he has enunciated about the faith, actually seems more miraculous than the fact it endeavors to prove, namely, the truth of Catholicism.

Put more simply:  It is so far-fetched that QMR would be lying about his mystical experience at this stage, knowing what he knows, that it would be more miraculous that he be lying so thoroughly and systematically than the notion that Catholicism is true.

Ergo, by the principles put forward by David Hume, Catholicism is probably true.

{I hope you get a chuckle out of that QMR!!!}  ;)

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Are they in full communion with Rome and approved by their Bishop?

I buy my scapulars from them

Nope and nope.

Interesting, what makes you so sure of this? What have they done to not be in union with Rome?
I have a better question. Where are their Holy Orders coming from these days? I've known about these guys for a while, and can't find that answer to this day.

I do not remember the name of the bishop who ordained the priests, but it was legit and has been made public. They would tell you if you asked.

If found this about Father Wardís ordination on the web: Fr. Anthony D. Ward, was ordained by Archbishop Lefebvre on April 14, 1973 and was incardinated to a diocese in northern Spain and subsequently given permission by the-then local bishop to travel abroad since Spanish was not his native language.

Not questioning Father Wards Ordination just the rest of them? Everything I can find says they will not devulge the Bishops name because they don't want to and the Bishops doesn't want anyone to know who he is. There is something not kosher about that.

I have personally heard the name before and it has been put out there--nothing not kosher about it---they had a good reason for not publishing the name to the world. Rome has the name and all is well.

 I'm sure it's not too hard in this day and age in the Church to imagine that there could be a reason for it. If you knew their story I think you would understand.

 It still baffles me how they are not at least given the benefit of the doubt until people find out for sure.
It is not normal to give benefit of the doubt when it comes to validity of Ordinations. This is not normal behavior.

Nor is this a normal time in the Church... Do you normally assume that all priests are invalid? If you knew Father Ward at all or anything about him you would know that he would never allow seminarians in his care to be ordained invalidly. But I think the point here is that things are being assumed and rumors are being spread by people who donít even know these priests.

God knows the Truth, so go ahead and believe whatever you want.

If it is so easy to find why can't anyone find the information??? The Church does not work this way in that Ordinations aren't to be in the category of "Only God knows". They are supposed yto be in the public domain. This is starting to sound more like a cult.
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