"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."
"I third that motion. I've been in the same situation. The romanticism of the past and the heartache is amplified due to the fact you haven't seen anyone else since.
time x lonliness squared = nostalgia
time x new relationship(s) squared =…"
This year we went into the mountains and cut down our own Christmas tree. This has been a fun tradition, everything from getting up @3:00am to go get the permit to getting stuck in the snow and have to rely on shovels, sweat, ingenuity, and kind strangers to get unstuck. What are some of the other Christmas traditions y'all enjoy?
"Here's what I imagine to be true.
You have a lazy part that your diligent part is pretty sick of. Because that lazy part can sabotage Mr. Diligent's finest plans of to "pick my life up, work out a lot, and change into a better…"
"Jimmy:Don't expect overnight miracles - building a body takes time, focus and consistency. The good news is that the first 6-12 months is the time when you will probably make the most dramatic gains. However, it is important to learn proper…"
This is something we all face in this life. We get lonely. We are disappointed. We fail. Sometimes others fail us. What do you do when you are truly depressed? What if it goes on a long time? Ever considered suicide? It happens all the time.