Introduction

Started by Fursey, January 14, 2024, 09:45:30 AM

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Fursey

I just wanted to introduce myself, I'm a convert and currently set to take confirmation this easter. My path here has taken me around 3 years. I started by studying religion in general, and overtime came to see Catholicism as the righteous way. It was not, and is still not easy. I actually think this process has been one of the more difficult things I've done. But I suppose that's expected when you have to face years of your own hedonistic behavior, and try to change it for the better.

I'm still a newbie, But RCIA has been a big help. As a history buff, I've enjoyed a lot of it too.

What I didn't expect was the sort of in-fighting that's going on, no offense of course. For some reason, prior to, I just thought all Catholics were trads. But after listening to different perspectives and some debates, I don't see the upside in trying get away from the more traditional concepts of the church. I figure that would be a strong point for conversion actually, especially for young men. It certainly helped me along

Well anyways, Its nice to meet you all and I look forward to expanding my knowledge base
Domine Deus,
amo te super omnia
et proximum meum propter te,
quia tu es summum, infinitum,
et perfectissimum bonum,
omni dilectione dignum.
In hac caritate
vivere et mori statuo.
Amen.

Michael Wilson

Fursey,
welcome to the forum!
Also welcome to the Catholic Church, the one true faith.
Thirdly, yes, traditional Catholicism aka "the real deal" is and always has been attractive to not only non-Catholics who converted to the faith by the hundreds of thousands every year, but also to Catholics themselves; up until somebody got the not so bright idea of modifying the faith in order to make it "more attractive to the modern man"; thereby causing a massive defection among regular Catholics and stopped the incoming of converts almost to a trickle.
"The World Must Conform to Our Lord and not He to it." Rev. Dennis Fahey CSSP

"My brothers, all of you, if you are condemned to see the triumph of evil, never applaud it. Never say to evil: you are good; to decadence: you are progess; to death: you are life. Sanctify yourselves in the times wherein God has placed you; bewail the evils and the disorders which God tolerates; oppose them with the energy of your works and your efforts, your life uncontaminated by error, free from being led astray, in such a way that having lived here below, united with the Spirit of the Lord, you will be admitted to be made but one with Him forever and ever: But he who is joined to the Lord is one in spirit." Cardinal Pie of Potiers

clau clau

#2
Until a few weeks ago, I would have though that Fursey was an unusual name; but then I noticed it, St Fursey,
as the headline at the top of the SSPX UK calendar for January. That seems to be this years theme - Saints with
ancient names (mostly Celtic or Saxon I guess).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Fursey
(Irish Monk apparently)
Father time has an undefeated record.

But when he's dumb and no more here,
Nineteen hundred years or near,
Clau-Clau-Claudius shall speak clear.
(https://completeandunabridged.blogspot.com/2009/06/i-claudius.html)

Mushroom

Welcome! I didn't know about "traditional Catholicism" until after I started educating myself on Catholicism (watching YouTube videos, joining forums like this one). I hope you can find a community on this forum.

Joseph_3

Hello. You made the right choice. Catholicism is the most healthy community of Christians. The Protestants hardly believe in sin and are very prone to reckless interpretation of scripture. The Orthodox seem to be reactionary toward Rome which I think clouds their doctrine. Of course Catholicism is dealing with "issues" currently but I suspect that there will be a popular arch-traditionalist revolt in the Vatican within the next 15 years.

drummerboy

There's a saying with a lot of truth to it: "When it's easy to be a Catholic, then it's hard; but when it's hard to be Catholic, that's when it's easy."  I don't, and I doubt any other practicing Catholic, sticks around because being Catholic is easy, but because it is the Way Christ established for mankind's salvation and passed on to His Apostles. 
"My hope is the Father, my refuge is the Son, my protection is the Holy Spirit.  Holy Trinity, glory to You." 
"All my hope I place in you, O Mother of God; guard me under your protection."

ChairmanJoeAintMyPrez

Quote from: Joseph_3 on January 14, 2024, 08:53:12 PMThe Orthodox seem to be reactionary toward Rome which I think clouds their doctrine.

It doesn't merely cloud it.  It's made them heretics.  Obstinate denial of things that are obviously true, like the Marian dogmas.
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LausTibiChriste

Quote from: ChairmanJoeAintMyPrez on January 15, 2024, 12:57:25 PM
Quote from: Joseph_3 on January 14, 2024, 08:53:12 PMThe Orthodox seem to be reactionary toward Rome which I think clouds their doctrine.

It doesn't merely cloud it.  It's made them heretics.  Obstinate denial of things that are obviously true, like the Marian dogmas.

And to think they used to accept the Immaculate Conception at one point, lol.


Welcome Fursey!
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diaduit

Fursey, an Irish saint and a name more popular in West of Ireland, I know two Furseys in real life.

Welcome.

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