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I have been a member of CM for a long time and know quite a few folks that left and were married. Brings me joy when I remember them! So, so happy they found each other!
This is my first time to actually read a post in quite a while. What a hoot! I loved the responses! Looks like I need to be spending some time on here! When I first joined CM it took a year for me to figure out there were rooms like this! LOL! Now that this is set up differently, it will take me a while to navigage! LOL!
Hey Valerie, nice to see you again Yup the forums have definitely changed over the years - maybe you can help bring back some of that Southern hospitality and humour
Can't even get people to get from behind the screen and meet in a fellowship, they rather wait for the "one" to be dropped in their lap
Valerie and I have had the pleasure of meeting at a CM event run through our beloved Tracy. Who organized it from Ireland and came into Chicago for it. Now that is what you call CM Spirit. We can tell you the advantages of the CM events.
With any religious based forum and dating site people try to impose beliefs they've found and held true and not always in context. Even owners, priests etc do this. When two peoples experience based perceptions clash thats where they have a choice to be honest and straightforward, quiet, or uncharitable. I've felt a little degrigated for having opinions by people who seem more than angry at me. It is what it is but things have been well for me on this site so I have no complaints! It is what you make it.
Yup and that is why we should lighten up and enjoy each other and maybe people would actually meet then Instead of solving the problems of the Church and other topics as well. God is in control, He is in the boat.
David, this comments was not meant for you but rather a comment for the topic. You have made many valid points
A few years ago in a book study at my parish someone made the remark that as Catholics we are all called to be kind and just get along with each other.. Our priest pointed out that everyone, even Catholics, bring their own agenda's to the table. That historically the Catholic Church is full of conflict and disagreements and even fighting.. He also said that even religious orders see their own kind of power struggles and discord among the members.. He said the Catholic Church is a family and as such, has the same issues to confront that every family does..
I find it 'interesting' that someone will come in here acting as the 'parent' telling all the 'children' that they need to stop fighting.. I think that most people start out here at least superficially looking for a mate.. Some of us find the Forums and make friends in here. So we might stay because of the friendships.. Once a while back I asked the question. "Would what happens in the Forums (fighting etc) make you leave CM? and 'Doesn't leaving because of others Forum behavior mean you lost sight of why you came to CM in the first place?' What is happening with the chat room malfunction the last week or so is another example.. Members are threatening to leave because they can't get into the chat rooms.. 'Really??? You paid for a membership on CM only for the chat room??'
Yup and as a wise priest taught me many years ago "you'll be as successful as establishing a religous community as Christ was and He was crucified, do you expect to do better?' Mesage, accept people where they are at and pray for them.
Anyway, I digressed from the topic after reading your posts but there is definitely a time not to be "civil" the definition of which would be either agree with me or you are not civil...either be liberal and politicall correct or you are not "civil". Christians need to be more like Jesus in the temple too or we will be loss the way Europe is already becoming loss.
I am newly back on CM and thought it would be fun to see who was active and engage in a few forums. I am shocked and very saddened to see what I am finding. There is a lot of unkindness and very heated conversations. It used to be fun, a great way to interact and meet people, something I looked forward to checking out. Have people lost sight of why they are here? Sigh....
It can be quite painful. Eight days back when you started your thread I was not posting much but yesterday I had some of the bad experiences here that you have observed. It is not lighthearted as it has been in the past. Some have been hurt and come on just to post bitterly.
But yes it used to be fun.