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General Catholic Discussion / Re: How different NOers are
« Last post by Josephine87 on Today at 11:29:41 AM »
You're right, and I was being unnecessarily uncharitable in my first post. I had a bee in my bonnet after reading a Facebook page I'm on for Catholic homeschooling moms regarding a separate issue where the majority of NOers were supporting something so inane. Then I saw this and fired off an angry post.

I apologize.
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Greetings and welcome.

I'll first comment that I went through a quasi-goth phase in high school quite some time ago.

I think the general goth sentiments include a distaste for the lack of spiritual meaning in the modern world and a disgust towards the utilitarianism which swamps our lives.  But it, excluding perhaps yourself as the singular outlier, is wrapped up intimately with sexual vices and some manner of anti-Christian spirituality.  I do not think it can be separated.  Hippies had some similar good sentiments, but they too were intimiately connected to sexual vice and libertarianism.  There was no way to make hippy culture ok by steeping it in Catholicism.  But perhaps that's what the N.O. is....

Goth is heavily involved with darkness, whereas Catholicism rejoices in the light Jesus brings to our dark world.  Religious whom wear black do so as to decrease their attachment to the world, but other than religious I'm unaware of anywhere else in Catholicism that Catholics wore black.  It seems appropriate for the religious orders, but not so for the laity.

As for horror, it does not seem that the genre has much of anything to do with Catholic culture.  It seems more Protestant or pagan.  E. Michael Jones has given good talks on his theory on horror, you can find them on youtube.  tl;dr the monster is the consequences of the sexual revolution coming to kill the immoral.  Anyways, I don't suspect the saints were telling kids horror stories.  It seems like they were all extremely busy doing the corporal and spiritual acts of mercy.  And the laity were busy being familymen (raising large families and providing for them) and celebrating the feasts in their community.  None of this seems to have anything to do with horror or the gothic subculture.

Are you married?  If not is this on the radar?
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Coffee and Donuts / Re: Things have changed a bit...
« Last post by Michael Wilson on Today at 06:57:14 AM »
Oh, and have any threads been started talking about the recent accusation of heresy?
The man says so many heresies, that we have started a betting pool to see which of our members will be the first to catch him saying something Catholic! (No winners so far).
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Ask a Traditionalist / Re: Box O' Catholic
« Last post by Traditionallyruralmom on Today at 05:19:27 AM »
our chapel has an address for a SSPX prison apostoate in Texas, I believe, which will take many items.
Does anyone have an address for this?  I think it was in the last Regina Coeli?
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General Catholic Discussion / Re: How different NOers are
« Last post by Traditionallyruralmom on Today at 05:16:43 AM »
it is probably a sincere desire to offer something non demonic and"Catholic" to replace yoga, since so many Catholics (and all of western civilization it seems) are jumping on the Yoga bandwagon....Im guessing this person had a real desire to keep others from the dangers of yoga. 
But yes, its pretty silly.
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There are some great opportunities and it wouldn't cost an arm and a leg to do it.  I am looking to Poland which would be a good country to go to, Catholic and not so left wing like all the other third level colleges. I think it would cost about a quarter of what it would here and it would make a man out of my son being out from under our roof and be independent.

If sending your son to Poland is actually that cheaper than I see no reason why you shouldn't.

But I would really prioritize the subject he's going to study over the location.

Oh absolutely.  No sissy courses allowed for our family.  You study humanities or gender studies and your dead to mle  >:(

Looking at physiotherapy/radiotherapy or a complete opposite field of engineering.
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Coffee and Donuts / Re: Things have changed a bit...
« Last post by ImperialGuardsman on Today at 02:18:10 AM »
Oh, and have any threads been started talking about the recent accusation of heresy?
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General Catholic Discussion / Re: How different NOers are
« Last post by ImperialGuardsman on Today at 02:10:49 AM »
It sounds very gimicky.  One should promote the Rosary in and of itself, not because you think it will be fun to bolt it onto some goofy exercise routine.
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Coffee and Donuts / Things have changed a bit...
« Last post by ImperialGuardsman on Today at 02:06:37 AM »
Well, I can't remember where we left off, but here it goes!

I visited the FSSP seminary a number of times, and even applied.  They said "no," at least at the time.  I really wasn't in a good spot at the time either way.

After leaving my position as the Director of Religious Education at my NO parish, I eventually got into banking and that has been going fine.

I started driving every Sunday over the mountain to an SSPX parish and happened to meet a lovely lady there, so not single any more!

I do feel like my theology is getting rusty, so here I am.  I'll admit I liked the Te Deum forum when it was around.  Not sure why it is gone, or when it died.

I'm sure no one remembers me though!  ;D
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General Catholic Discussion / Re: meditation app
« Last post by Gerard on Today at 01:29:11 AM »
How about listening to some kind of music that will calm your nerves?  The first things that came to my mind were recordings of chant  or Palestrina and the music of J.S. Bach.  Bach and other Baroque music is believed to be therapeutic due to its harmony, rhythm and structure and I personally think it's reparative in many ways. 

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