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1 posted on 04/13/2004 12:59:48 PM PDT by CatherineSiena
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To: Polycarp IV; Pyro7480; Canticle_of_Deborah; Maximilian; NYer; Unam Sanctam; sinkspur; Aquinasfan; ..
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While I think the author is a bit off in his implications of which side of the culture war most bishops are on, I've always liked Bork and am happy he's converted.

There's a rumor circulating among those with Republican political ties that George W. Bush has taken strides towards conversion but confided to his brother Jeb (a Catholic) that he would not do so while in office due to the political implications. Probably just a story, but if not - it's hard to comprehend a genuine conversion put off on the advice of Karl Rove.

After the death of his first wife in 1980, Bork married Mary Ellen, who had taught religion for fifteen years as a nun of the Sacred Heart and remained actively Catholic even after her departure from that order.

I don't quite know what to think of this, however. Good for her for helping bring about conversion, but what is her (and his) attitude toward the consecrated life? Or towards taking solemn vows?

I've always wondered how someone could believe the wedding vows at a second marriage (or to an ex-priest or religious). Similar words were spoken and broken once, why not again?

2 posted on 04/13/2004 1:11:20 PM PDT by CatherineSiena
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To: CatherineSiena
Good for Bork. It's great when one consecrates one's life to God in grace and for goodness.
17 posted on 04/13/2004 3:01:28 PM PDT by onedoug
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"We may be witnessing a religious revival, another awakening," he writes. Evangelical Protestants and orthodox Jews are gaining strength as never before, and struggling to hold the ramparts against the decadent tide.

The US Catholic Church just welcomed 150,000 converts at the Easter Vigil. I have read some of their stories, which brought me to tears. There are many more on the same journey, who have not completed the final lap across the Tiber. So many of these individuals have discovered the truths of catholicism, right here, on the Internet.

Last night on EWTN's program The Journey Home, Marcus Grodi's guest was a former Nazarene minister named, Doug Gonzales. Each week, I think this is the 'best' conversion story that I have ever heard and the following week, Grodi provides an even better one. Gonzalez' story is worth every last second of its 60 minute time slot! Like many converts, he is amazed at how catholics are drawn away from their 'treasure' and attributes it to poor catechesis. Perhaps, with time, these 'evangelical' catholics will be just the 'shot in the arm' needed to awaken the cradle catholics. I strongly urge all catholics to visit the Journey Home link and listen to the testimonies of these converts.

Doug Gonzalez, was raised on Jack Chick comics and viewed catholics as potential candidates for conversion; most were totally lost, however. His conversion came about through a most unlikely source! It may take a few days before his testimony is posted at the link provided. It is worth the wait!

Marcus Grodi also maintains a website for those who are somewhere along the journey. Coming Home Network is where many who are still exploring the Catholic faith can come for information and fellowship. This particular post, from one of the 150,000 just welcomed into the church, truly moved me. I hope it resonates with you as well.

I Am Home!

Never underestimate the power of prayer! Please continue to pray for those catholics who have wandered. April 18 is Divine Mercy Sunday - a golden opportunity to welcome back those who have strayed.

19 posted on 04/13/2004 3:51:44 PM PDT by NYer (O Promise of God from age to age. O Flower of the Gospel!)
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Homosexual Agenda Ping - Bork fans should read this.

I love Bork. I love Slouching Towards Gomorrah, and I should read his more recent book.

He came to the same conclusion I came to. The only real solution to the imminent breakdown of society is religious renewal, of enough people that the culture as a whole is influenced.

I don't see it as a sectarian thing either, as moral absolutes are essentially the same in Christianity, Judaism, Islam (not my fave at present, but the Koran is in line with the Bible on moral essentials), Hinduism, and even philosophies such as Buddhism and Taoism.

Many "New Age" supposedly practioners of some of the above (or liberal Protestants) are FINO - followers in name only. They pick and choose what they "like".

I have a good friend, who has been active in defending the family and marriage for a good many years, who went to Taiwan to talk to Buddhist leaders about the dangers of promoting homosexuality. They didn't get it, until he gave them copies of "Heather Has Two Mommies" and "Daddy's Roommate". They were horror-struck and supported his efforts totally.
21 posted on 04/13/2004 7:13:41 PM PDT by little jeremiah (...men of intemperate minds can not be free. Their passions forge their fetters.)
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To: CatherineSiena
"Bork's embracement of the Catholic Faith provides ample cause for celebration"

Welcome Robert Bork

23 posted on 04/13/2004 8:25:54 PM PDT by TYVets ("An armed society is a polite society." - Robert A. Heinlein & me)
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28 posted on 04/14/2004 1:07:14 AM PDT by .45MAN (this page written on recyclable media)
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Judge Robert Bork BUMP

Roe v Wade may have been overturned in 1992 if Bork had got the confirmation. INjustice Kennedy was Reagan's second pick.

See:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1090533/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1093519/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1090640/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1090363/posts
32 posted on 04/16/2004 10:06:54 AM PDT by cpforlife.org (The Missing Key of the Pro-Life Movement is at www.CpForLife.org)
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