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11/07/2012 new
As a newcomer to posting in these forums I ask forgiveness for any protocol violations in advance

Yes, I am greatly disappointed with yesterday's election results on all levels. I place my hope for a brighter future on the OT books of Kings and Chronicles. My understanding is over the history of Israel when the people strayed away from god they ran into severe problems and when they truly repented God forgave them and they prospered. This happened many times over. Knowing that God will forgive if we repent eases the pain of current events. We, Catholics, are supposed to be the light for the world. What we need to do is look inward to ourselves and correct our own misdeeds. Then add more fuel to the lamp so that our light shines even brighter. By our own actions and examples we can overcome the current problems and restore right and might to oue country.
11/07/2012 new

(Quote) Colette-902447 said: Rm. 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for the good to those who love God......
(Quote) Colette-902447 said:

Rm. 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for the good to those who love God....

'Remember, no matter what in life befalls you God knows about it! He knew about it from all eternity and how He can and will bring Good out of it! God will care for you in this trying time!
God has an Ordaining Will and a Permitting Will. No matter what happens to us God knows about it. Nothing in life that happens to us occurs except by God's Order and Permission. We may not know the why or hows of our reality but it affords one great peace when you attribute everything to the Will of God!

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Colette,
This sentence in your opening post:


“'Remember, no matter what in life befalls you God knows about it!”


Is the very same thing that I held on to when going through a grim period I wrote about in the ‘miracle thread’. It came back to me again after I heard the election results.

We have to trust that it’s all for a greater good.

Thought a song of hope might be fitting:
(Don’t Dream It’s Over)
www.youtube.com

11/07/2012 new
That's a good question Cheryl and living here it's one I've pondered myself. Does God make the storm? Does the devil make the storm? Is it all weather patterns? The timing seems too coincidental. That's a bigger question than my brain can figure out. I know one thing, and I said it before in another thread the night after: When my sister's family and I prayed the rosary, the wind died down. When we prayed the Chaplet, the wind died down. It was obvious to us.
11/07/2012 new

(Quote) Mary-486033 said: Welcome to the forums, Eloise! Unsure the youth will grow to understand where we are coming from ...
(Quote) Mary-486033 said: Welcome to the forums, Eloise!

Unsure the youth will grow to understand where we are coming from without experiencing it themselves. They can't without a solid foundation in authentic American history and real religion. I say if you can home-school your kids, do so! And find older copyrighted American history text from Catholic home-schooling networks. Youth have been indoctrinated by politically-correct, progressive, historical propaganda via professors, curricula, textbooks, social media, mainstream media, friends, etc., etc., etc.

Couple that with the fact that they aren't taught "real religion" in a vast majority of schools and this is what you get....a Socialist for our president. "Social justice", under the guise of religion, is all the rage in Catholic schools. Simply a buzz word for indoctrinating socialism. Look at the "resources" which include CAIR listed on a Jesuit Catholic University's Campus Ministry web page for Muslims prayer services in the interfaith chapel. www.xavier.edu

Lord, have mercy!

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The Jebbies are a joke. 25 years from now maybe they can shut down the entire Jesuit operation in this country, which would be a blessing. Most of the orders are worthless. Look at St. John's Abbey in Collegeville - a source of sexual abuse and liturgical aberrations. I'd say it's bad to have Muslims listed on a Jesuit ministry page, but the Muslims might be closer to Christianity than the Jesuits.

I was reading a letter to the editor of America in which a parent wrote that his son had left the Catholic Church. The son left the Church after learning in his Catholic high school that all the Bible stories he had learned in grade school were a myth. The priests I know are so fed up with the direction of the Church. Throw that ridiculous Council, John XXIII, Paul VI and all that crap out the window.

11/07/2012 new
Thank you Ed, beautifully said:-)
11/07/2012 new

(Quote) Colette-902447 said: ...Through the suffering that awaits the Church it will shine as never before IN THIS Country a...
(Quote) Colette-902447 said:

...Through the suffering that awaits the Church it will shine as never before IN THIS Country and will bring Converts to Her in time...

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I used to wonder why the early Church had so much more love and dedication than we do. Then one day the answer quietly bubbled up within me: because of the suffering. The outright persecution at that time separated the men from the boys, the women from the girls. Nobody claimed to be a Christian unless actually, really committed. The threat of persecution stopped the luke warm from claiming to be Christian. The thing that would help the Church more than anything today would be real honest to goodness persecution. Devotion (among those who stayed) would go through the roof. So I think you are onto something.

I count myself among those who are less than completely devoted and would be motivated by such persecution.

Eric, a sinner.

11/07/2012 new

(Quote) Sean-851370 said: The priests I know are so fed up with the direction of the Church. Throw that ridiculous Council, ...
(Quote) Sean-851370 said:

The priests I know are so fed up with the direction of the Church. Throw that ridiculous Council, John XXIII, Paul VI and all that crap out the window.

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Regular parish priests or Pius X folks? Just curious.

11/07/2012 new

Sean,

I know we are really feeling the disappointment of this election. But discoragement is from the evil one. That's why I want post NOT from your feelings other sites for that please, post there.

This site is Exclusively to post from you faith. What do you feel on a faith level? Is God in Charge or not? We can blame clergy or anyone else, as someone posted here but is that helpful?! Everyone is accountable to God for himself. HOW ARE WE doing in that department of ACCOUNTABILITY? LIVING OUR FAITH? Believing "everything" OUR HOLY MOTHER THE CHURCH TEACHES?!

Let your faith speak in this forum.... We all need uplifted! God Bless! He may be our President But God is our Father. He knows what He is doing (even if we don't), TRUST HIM!

Recall the story of King David's life and another throwing stones at him David accepts it as coming from the hand of God can we do less?!

11/07/2012 new
Another Colette from Newark used to tell me, "We can choose to either get better or bitter." It's our choice. I want to make it better. God bless all. Have a good night.
11/07/2012 new
(Quote) John-746882 said: Another Colette from Newark used to tell me, "We can choose to either get better or bitter." It's ou...
(Quote) John-746882 said: Another Colette from Newark used to tell me, "We can choose to either get better or bitter." It's our choice. I want to make it better. God bless all. Have a good night.
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Praying rosary Praying Perhaps now would be a good time to pray for the conversion of Our President & Vice President.... rosary
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