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1  Forums / Everything Else / Re: Axing the Smilies on: October 05, 2010, 08:19:42 PM
We will need more jury members here to speak up on his behalf.
So far there's 2 votes against him and 1 in his favor.

                                      confused

 confused is a harmless guy. My vote is to keep him. On the other hand  angry red and the redundant little angel might take a hike.
boxing doesn't seem to fit Jesus' "turn the other cheek". Just my 2¢.
2  Forums / Pro-Life News & Talk / Re: Pro-Life News Policies -- Good News on: August 25, 2010, 07:03:01 AM
Its getting more noticible that the enimies of morality or finding it increasingly difficult to get it all their own way.
The good work of those who never get a voice on the media is having an unstopable effect.  cheers

Amen, I do agree. Prayer and sacrifice does and will make a difference.

I agree about the policy here too. I generally do not post news stories at all, for one they are too long for the most part. For another, they usually follow the maxim of the press, "If it bleeds, it leads", meaning bad news gets the major headlines.

Being a group of edification and encouragement is what makes this forum an oasis in a blistering desert of internet sarcasm, bitterness, hatred, and viciousness. Good on you, Shin.
3  Forums / Pro-Life News & Talk / Re: Pro-Life Leader: Treating Unborn as Non-Persons Key to Planned Parenthood Agenda on: August 25, 2010, 06:56:21 AM
The politicians who support abortion see it as a means of balancing the budget, thus the support of abortion clinics in poor neighborhoods: they value it for reducing the dole, another de-personalization attitude.

These are the same politicians who support "euthanasia" as a means of removing the burden off of Social Security. None of them care about the poor, they only see elections to win and budgets to balance. They are not worried about being "offed" because most are independently wealthy and can pay for private care.

Then there are the wives of Presidents who take very expensive trips to Spain while another half a million people lose their jobs and have families to feed. In spite of the spin put out that she paid for her personal expenses, the American taxpayer had to shell out $73,781.50 just for Michelle Obama to take Air Force Two to Spain. Then there is the cost of lodging, food, salaries, and transpo for the Secret Service contingent that had to go with her and for which the taxpayer had to pay.  brick wall

Right, off the soapbox, back to the pidgies.  littlepigeons
4  Forums / Pro-Life News & Talk / Re: U.S. Court Halts Obama Admin Stem-Cell Research Guidelines on: August 25, 2010, 06:44:59 AM
We give God the glory and pray this judge's actions will not be overturned.
5  Forums / Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion / Re: Feastday of St. Bernard of Clairvaux on: August 21, 2010, 02:50:10 PM
Stellar, Shin. These are marvelous.

Did you know that St. Bernard is considered the last of the ancient Church fathers?
6  Forums / Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion / Feastday of St. Bernard of Clairvaux on: August 21, 2010, 01:48:33 AM
was yesterday, August 20. Happy belated feastday! crucifix
7  Forums / Prayer Requests / Re: For My Calling to the Religious Life on: August 21, 2010, 01:38:18 AM
Praying for your vocation, Shin. I understand from several monastic friends that they do train you to either sing or simply intone. God will provide. crucifix  cross prayer
8  Forums / Prayer Requests / Re: prayers for my neice on: August 15, 2010, 06:25:58 PM
God is good and rightly to be praised. teaparty  thumbs up
9  Forums / Archive / Re: Do You Have a Blessed Crucifix on your Door? on: August 14, 2010, 07:42:46 PM
Do you know of any affordable place to buy images and crucifixes?

Try Autom Catholic supply. You can get wooden crucifixes for as little as $4 USD if you buy them 6 at a time (enough for every room in the house including the wc). Just type in Autom dot com and it should come up. Look under devotional items and they have a lot to offer. Hope this is of use.

Duck!
cherubim  littlewings  Seraphim  angel yellow  angel blue  angel bell
The old pidgie feeder signing off.
 littlepigeons



10  Forums / Submissions / Re: St Louis De Montfort Prayer for the Latter Times on: August 12, 2010, 11:20:09 AM

I'll try and locate the source. I know it's not in the True Devotion.

I did not think it was, it did not seem familiar from my reading of it;  but then I always allow for that old timer's memory lapse in me. faint

I shall be one of those older folks who sit and feed the pidgies and cannot find my way back home one day:littlepigeons:
11  Forums / Submissions / Re: St Louis De Montfort Prayer for the Latter Times on: August 11, 2010, 02:39:24 PM
This is grand. I should very much like to have a resource biblio for it. Is this in his Total Consecration or other writings?
12  Forums / Archive / Re: Do You Have a Blessed Crucifix on your Door? on: August 10, 2010, 05:47:36 AM
I try to have one over every door in the house, except the bathrooms. Cheesy
13  Forums / Catholic General Discussion / Re: Real Douay Rheims on: August 10, 2010, 05:42:54 AM
I have the D-R with the modern spelling: the old spelling makes me want to get out my red pen. It is highly distracting when my purpose is to pray the Scriptures in Lectio Divina.

The translation used by the Vatican is the RSV-CE (original language, not the inclusive) and the Navarre Bible.  I like both of these as well.

At the end of the day, if stranded somewhere with only three books I would want to have
The Holy Bible
The Catechism of the Catholic Church
The Rule of St. Benedict

These are the three that contain the summation of all Catholic wisdom and scholarship, in my own opine.
14  Forums / Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion / Re: The Interior Life - A Beginning on: August 10, 2010, 05:32:19 AM
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St. Benedict, an expert in human behaviors and psychology as well as the Scriptures made note of the fact that the exterior man reflects the interior man and vice versa. In short, we become that which we focus upon... integration if you will. He makes mention of the behaviors and postures of the various attitudes (he understood body language). He also notes that we can become the behaviors we use: if we follow the monastic disciplines faithfully and consistently, eventually these habits are interiorised, made part and parcel of our personality. Slow and steady wins the race.

wow, which St. Benedict was this?  He is a cognitive-behavioral therapist ta-boot!  Although I know he came first.  CBT is just a secular version of Saintly wisdom (and ancient Greek wisdom also).

St. Benedict of Nursia, the author of the Rule of St. Benedict which is based upon the Scriptures. His is God Wisdom; as one who read and prayed the Scriptures everyday, he absorbed the wisdom therein and it is in Scripture we find these insights to our behaviors and our options for growth in maturity and holiness.

Take it from an old former developmental psychologist: The psychology field is merely a secular effort to quantify/qualify human behaviors, it does not even imitate wisdom. It is a scientific method based upon empirical data. The Bible as St. Benedict knew, is a source guide for becoming a holy and mature person, a true disciple of Jesus.

By the by, not all mature people are holy. Those who are mature and holy do not have any bitterness or anger...they have joy.
15  Forums / Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion / Re: The Interior Life - A Beginning on: August 09, 2010, 05:12:52 PM
St. Benedict, an expert in human behaviors and psychology as well as the Scriptures made note of the fact that the exterior man reflects the interior man and vice versa. In short, we become that which we focus upon... integration if you will. He makes mention of the behaviors and postures of the various attitudes (he understood body language). He also notes that we can become the behaviors we use: if we follow the monastic disciplines faithfully and consistently, eventually these habits are interiorised, made part and parcel of our personality. Slow and steady wins the race.
16  Forums / Saints' & Spiritual Life General Discussion / Re: Pray without ceasing on: August 05, 2010, 09:51:18 AM
Another gooder is The Practice of the Presence of God by Br. Lawrence, a Carmelite monk of the 17th century. If you do a Googly, you can find a free pdf to download and read it from the computer.
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