"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…"
"Thank you Rebekah for your and your husbands perspective.
I have just came out of a long-term marriage. Neither of us had cheated, it was just a mutual understanding of disconnect. Our children are adults and are succeeding in life. I on the…"
"Nice capture.I love night photography although I don't get out as much as I would like. I do like light painting but also like capturing the natural night.
If you leave the shutter open long enough you can capture the stars streaking as the…"
"Thanks Luxinator! Good, Strong words. Certainly worth considering on my part.
I'll be the first to admit that my control mechanism has deteriorated since my divorce. My mindset has regressed from being an aspiring Gentleman to embracing my…"