"It seems to me that you're confused about what you believe because you already have decided what to believe before understanding it. By all means, remove yourself from a crowd full of destructive life habits, but that doesn't…"
"Kenneth, get to a parish. You need to go to Confession, go to Mass, and get into your faith. Get connected with your parish priest. Confession is gonna be your best friend.
"Do it yourself" is not only the absolute worse advice for a…"
"Go to Confession... and make it a habit. Receive the Eucharist as often as possible. Keep praying.
Also, check to see if a nearby parish has a good Bible study group or something... something that will get you socializing with other…"
"As a fellow Catholic I want to point out that our faith has many powerful tools to help you; not the least of which is the Sacrament of Reconciliation. As others have said, get back into the habit of going to Mass.
I'd also recommend finding a…"
"You've already done enough. You've made it known to him, and her, that he's not being very civil. Admittedly, not in the most civil way, yourself, probably would have been better to leave it alone. Still, you did…"
I know what it's like to have to leave friends to follow Christ and be whole. I had to sever ties with my closest friend, who was on a downward spiral... but the payoff for me was huge! I also know what it's like to…"
I found myself in a similar situation last year. For years I was part of the "New Age" movement- manifest your destiny, everything has a reason, spiritualism and relativism, humanistic ideas- basically a theology based on the…"
Ever since our wedding my wife and I have always celebrated our "every month" birthday. This past Sunday we celebrated 533 months of marriage. I would consider this a "long-term" relationship.
I know this must sound like…"
"Charles, I'm given to understand that you'll find a brother running the site, too. :)
Shawn, some lodges really struggle with getting the people they need all at the same time due to personal commitments. The Master's degree is a lot…"
Guys, I’ve been weight training for almost 4 years now. In this time I have experimented a lot. I’ve tried different workout plans, exercises, diets, meal plans and training/rest patterns.I’ve sampled everything from Mike Mentzer’s Heavy Duty workouts, to Mike Rashid’s overtraining and found that neither actually works for me. Mentzer’s regime was too slow and lacking in intensity and I actually found myself getting weaker. As for Rashid’s overtraining ideas, I found myself with a nasty…See More
"Very simple in rems of what's in my pockets:
1-Saddleback Leather ID wallet with ID, debit card, credit card, amex, travel card and emergency cash
2- heads or tails elephant coin (call it a memento, charm, whatever)
"While the Church's words are vague--in my opinion this is to allow governments leeway in deciding how to apply this philosophy and to avoid the Church becoming too political--the spirit is quite clear throughout Doctrine: we must establish…"