"Agreed, Daniel! There are a surprising number of places on this globe we know little to nothing about, never mind many regions on the other planets in our solar system. It's funny you mention Congo -- I am planning to visit the area (Cameroon,…"
"I have always had the same question, I wonder what is "next". I recently heard that the Congo is about as inhospitable as a place can be, and that it has not been fully explored. I also think that our knowledge of the oceans and our diving…"
"Your argument is flawed. First, generally speaking, most people believe that theirs is the one true faith; otherwise, why would they follow it? Clearly based on your own arguments and comments, you believe that your interpretation to be more correct…"
""Nothing but your words themselves betray your white knight syndrome: Am I alone in these sentiments? Are there other young men in this age who yearn to defend that which so easily goes defenseless?
And you obviously feel the need to prepare…"
"Wow, I'm blown away by your passion. While I can't call myself a young man by any stretch of the word, I too am passionate about defending our precious faith and helping to spread it "to the ends of the earth."
There is no need…"
"Well I have one more option that can might be able to help - a very good friend who is currently a firefighter, but by education is an architect.
His specialty happens to have been the history and design of churches. Let me reach out to him and see…"
"The Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (Fssp) performs the TLM in Rome at:
Ss. Trinità dei Pellegrini ~
Piazza della Trinità dei Pellegrini
I-00186 Roma, Italia
Sun. 9:00 & 10:30 am (High Mass), 6:30 PM
Mon - Sat: at 7:30…"
"While I haven't heard about this particular publication before and therefore cannot comment directly about it, I love to see the growth in interest in the TLM. Many of our bishops dislike the TLM because they see it as an unnecessary return to…"
You're right, and that fact clearly demonstrates the lack of proper instruction that John is referring to. For too long, the progressive leaders in the Church have placed too much emphasis in so-called "social justice"…"
I can totally understand why you would feel the way you expressed. It is easy to feel morally disconnected, if you will, from all the hoopla and events going on around us in the political arena and question just how much of an impact any…"
Thanks for the links. I already know that they will be very helpful. Regarding my quote ("God in His infinite wisdom and mercy denies us knowledge of the joys of heaven so we can endure life here on earth."), after reading the…"
"I'm stunned by the timing of your question because just yesterday I was reading the cover story of the Oct 15th Newsweek magazine about a neurosurgeon who had a near deat experience and allegedly saw heaven. It's a very interesting article…"
"Thanks much - I've had many excellent discussions with people of many faiths, but this gentleman had no clue how disrespectful he was being of Catholic teachings. Or perhaps he did have a clue....
In any event, thanks again."
"Odd, I was talking about this today twice, two different venues and instances. Sorry man, it sucks. Sometimes it doesn't matter how polite you are. It's what happens when someone gets too wrapped up in identity politics, which isn't…"
"I doubt you'll find a reliable answer on that: it's too politically sensitive, so you'll get this:
* Transgender suicide rates are high
* Transgender persons have been know to suffer from [cause we would like the reader to blame…"
I don't have absolutely hard info on the first story, but it seems pretty strong.Maybe 5 years back I answered an FB post by a favorite niece who's a huge PP fan. It was a polite and moderate answer, not directly opposed to her view but s leaning, but... niece exploded, saying I obviously hated all women and children. My response was that we're family, you know me better than that, and we shouldn't let politics destroy such bonds. She took down the post, thinking (I believed), wow, that got…See More
"I think it's a good idea to care about your comrades at arms, especially those aspects of their lives they hold most dear.
I don't like this change. Yes, transgender is a severe disability, but what if Trump instead banned the military…"
"This isn't about surgeries or showers, to my mind. That's an argument for school locker rooms and healthcare bills. Frankly, we ought to be screening out the severely mentally ill from military service, across the board. …"