Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03
Posted on 01/28/2003 12:59:51 AM PST by Bella_Bru
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of word for the day. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the word of the day; in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-) Practice makes perfect.....post on....
obdurate\OB-du-rit; OB-dyu-rit\, adjective:
1. Hardened in feelings, especially against moral or mollifying influences; unyielding; hard-hearted; stubbornly wicked.
2. Hard; harsh; rugged; rough; intractable.
Etymology: Obdurate is from Latin obduratus, past participle of obduro, obdurare, to be hard against, from ob-, intensive prefix + durus, hard.
Synonyms: Hard; firm; unbending; inflexible; unyielding; stubborn; obstinate; impenitent; callous; unfeeling; insensible; unsusceptible.
Usage: Obdurate, Callous, Hardened. Callous denotes a deadening of the sensibilities; as, "a callous conscience." Hardened implies a general and settled disregard for the claims of interest, duty, and sympathy; as, "hardened in vice." Obdurate implies an active resistance of the heart and will against the pleadings of compassion and humanity.
Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!
52 degrees right now, heading for about 70 today. I bet maybe even warmer than that?...
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Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)
LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)
Bishop Weigand counseled Davis and any abortion advocate to "abstain from receiving Holy Communion until he has a change of heart." Stung by the bishop's directive, the governor's office fired back: "There are a lot of Catholics who are pro-choice. Does the bishop want all Catholics to stop receiving Holy Communion? Who's going to be left in church?"
The answer, governor, to the first question is, yes if you are no longer in communion with the teachings of the Church, stay in your seat. Receiving Holy Communion is serious business. St. Paul taught that those who receive communion unworthily drink judgment upon themselves (I Corinthians 11). A Catholic receiving communion signifies his union with Christ and the Church.
Gov. Davis and other "Catholic" politicians like Nancy Pelosi or John Kerry who trumpet their support for abortion are not in union with the Church. Their reception of communion is like reciting your wedding vows while having an affair. Such politicians seek respectability by claiming a religious affiliation, but they have sanctioned the legal killing of millions of children. Let them attend a partial-birth abortion on Saturday afternoon and see, then, if they can approach the altar on Sunday.
The answer to second question "Who's going to be left in church?" is: faithful Catholics. The governor has confused political power and the Church, worrying about how many people (votes? dollars?) would be left in the pews if abortion proponents who attend Catholic parishes staged an exodus.
Those who obdurately refuse to accept the tenets of the Catholic church need to LEAVE IT!
No bull. The TV show "Wings" was based on a real air service.
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