"Agreed. While Europe has given the Church some fine popes, I do think it is time for a pope from a different continent, and it seems the Holy Spirit and the cardinals would agree. Lets pray for the Church and the Holy Father."
"I think going back to "traditional" dueling (with swords or firearms) would be a step backward in human progress. The risk of severe, permanent injury or death just seems too great to justify the practice.
At the same time, I am fine with…"
"Well said, StaggerLee. I was about to suggest the same thing. There's a Knights of Columbus group here on AoM, and the Knights have a web site at: http://www.kofc.org.
Disclosure: I am a third-degree in the K of C Order."
"I live just a few blocks from the dog beach. I never tire of watching the dogs playing on the sand and in the water. They seem to be having a lot of fun. It's easy to get caught up in the excitement."
"I do not wish to run and hide from this discussion. By contrast, I want to dive in. Nevertheless, since prayer has not yet been mentioned on this thread, let me mention it.
In the cacophony of political discussions--the debates seem…"
"Anthony, I am glad you enjoyed the First Degree experience. For me, too, the impression the ceremony made upon me has permeated my being and the more I think about it, the more profound it seems. I told the officers of our council and the man who…"
"I'm nowhere near a mechanic's ability and still feel completely stupid when it comes to working on cars. BUT, I do know general maintenance and can figure out most problems/repair what needs to be repaired. It helps finding people that…"
"Be very very careful doing electrical work in your house. Have a test meter ready and ensure all power is off for the circuit you're working on. It would suck to need a kick-start with no one around."
"Whatever photo I upload to this site will rip you apart and you know it. You obviously cannot do the things I can because you are either lazy or incompetent. If you want to truly bash me then post a photo of you working out but of course you…"