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ANOTHER WAY TO BEAUTIFY THE CHURCH or 10 REASONS NUNS SHOULD WEAR HABITS (Warning-graphic images)
EsposedApostasy.blogspot.com ^ | 2012 | Keyser Soze

Posted on 05/17/2012 5:49:22 PM PDT by Salvation

ANOTHER WAY TO BEAUTIFY THE CHURCH
or
10 REASONS NUNS SHOULD WEAR HABITS



Behold the Dominican nuns pictured above.   We cannot see their faces, but we are instantly attracted to and fascinated by them.  And we all know why.  IT'S THE HABITS.

Nuns wearing habits are beautiful, enchanting and wonderful.  They are a bold rebuke to a corrupt society hypnotized by its own vanity.  They are a mystery.  Those habits are an invitation to God.  They preach to us.  They say, "I have something deeper that gives my life meaning and I don't need or want all that other stuff."

And nuns in habits almost always look happy.  Very happy. 


If you've ever moved to a new parish and been surprised to find that the older woman in the polyester pants suit sitting near the front every week was really Sister Pat, welcome to the club.

Why do nuns need to see hair stylists?  Why must they suffer the indignities of scanning the selections at Lane Bryant and Woman's World?  Does it bespeak their vows of poverty when they have to find just the right earrings or necklaces?  Do nuns really need makeup?  Does it show fidelity to the Church when their clothing is a product of the same modern world that has given us bikinis, breast implants and birth control pills?  

Does it convince the laity that a woman has renounced all personal vanity when she has to look "smart"?  Can the average layperson believe this is a woman "set apart" for God when she looks like everyone else?

Oh, we've all heard the arguments against habits:  

Many of these nuns work in the world, and habits just won't fit in.  Nuns in habits are not "approachable".  We need to make sure that the laity can see that nuns are real people just like you and me.

BULLCOOKIES!

Of course nuns are real people!  Do you think those are martians in those habits?  There is no more approachable person you will find than a Catholic nun.  And, for the record, nuns are not "just like you and me."  They are ladies set apart, spouses to Our Savior, immersed in love and service.


Are you still not convinced?

All right then.  Here are 10 reasons why nuns should wear habits:

REASON ONE

Sister Joan Chittester

REASON TWO

Sister Jeanine Gramick

REASON THREE

Sister Patricia Cruise

REASON FOUR 

Sister Margaret Mary McBride
(Excommunicated)

REASON FIVE

Sister Donna Quinn, OP

REASON SIX

Sister Camille D'Arienzo

REASON SEVEN

Sister Elizabeth Johnson

REASON EIGHT

Sister Carol Keehan

REASON NINE

Sister Barbara Reid, OP

REASON TEN

Sister Mary Ann Hinsdale

And for all you "But what about Vatican II?" folks:

"The religious habit, an outward mark of consecration to God, should be simple and modest, poor and at the same becoming. In addition it must meet the requirements of health and be suited to the circumstances of time and place and to the needs of the ministry involved. The habits of both men and women religious which do not conform to these norms must be changed."

-Perfectae Caritatis 
 Vatican II Decree on the Adaptation and Renewal of Religious Life 
The key word here is "changed".  It doesn't say "eliminated".

Do you know of any religious orders without habits that are "renewed"?  

Finally, just in case you've missed the obvious, there's an eleventh reason nuns should wear habits:  They look more feminine.  Definitely.





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To: Salvation

I seem to be missing the posts invoking the scriptural directive for this.


51 posted on 05/17/2012 7:35:59 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Cloud storage? Dropbox rocks! Sign up at http://db.tt/nQqWGd3 for 2GB free (and I get more too).)
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To: Flycatcher

“Despicable. How is this evil monster not excommunicated?”

The $64,000 Question.


52 posted on 05/17/2012 7:51:55 PM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: Steelfish
Should be made mandatory in all public appearance for nuns and priests and bishops.

Yes, it's about time our priests started dressing the part again as well.


53 posted on 05/17/2012 8:09:30 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Salvation

for the love of God, please....nobody ping laz to this thread


54 posted on 05/17/2012 8:37:50 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance)
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To: savagesusie
I am for the habits. It gives much more dignity to the body. It is also hard to be immodest.

Baby Sockmonkey agrees:


55 posted on 05/17/2012 8:55:50 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: ctdonath2

At the Last Supper, Christ washes the feet of the apostles, correct. He is the servant.

Jesus sets the example for all nuns, brothers, priests, deacons and bishops — right there at the Last Supper.

Is that in your Bible?

Be a servant, always.

“Lovoe one another as I have loved you.”


56 posted on 05/17/2012 9:06:59 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Oops

“Love one another as I have loved you.”


57 posted on 05/17/2012 9:12:48 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
Communist Goals (1963)

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a "religious crutch."

I'm not Catholic and not a religious person, but I vote for Nuns with habits.

58 posted on 05/17/2012 9:24:17 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

Thanks for that additional info too. Not only a communist goal, but a goal of the masons too.


59 posted on 05/17/2012 9:29:29 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

I like habits, but wish that some were more practical. The long white dress an religious acquaintance wears to teach school in is impractical for the task. If they had some form of religious themed ‘scrubs’ or something, with a wimple, they’d be a lot more comfortable, and still conspicuous.

(This is why nobody in religious life has ever sought out my opinion on the subject.)


60 posted on 05/17/2012 9:52:43 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Salvation
I realize the desire of many Catholics for nuns to go back to habits; it's good for women who have consecrated their lives to the Lord to be 'set apart' from others so that they can be continual witnesses to the love they have for Him. But the habits in that last picture are just too over the top even for me. I'm afraid the wimple is way too Middle Ages for my taste. I always felt sorry for the nuns who had to wear them; they always looked so uncomfortable.

The Dominican sisters have a modified habit that looks both appropriate and comfortable.

61 posted on 05/17/2012 10:47:06 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Salvation

All orders should go back to the old habits. Sisters and
nuns are set apart and people recognize the fact.

The sisters I knew growing up were the Presentation Sisters.
I remember before the awful downgrade, I was driving through
a little town in Iowa, the Church was on the main street and
driving past it, there stood a thin and fairly tall sister talking to a child, she was in the full habit, she was so beautiful.

Same for the priests, a young priest told me he wears his
cassock when he travels, in airports, etc. He felt people
were more at ease, drawn to speak him because of seeing him in the traditional cassock. The cassock is wonderful. And, no one likes when you see a priest without his collar.


62 posted on 05/17/2012 11:16:13 PM PDT by stpio
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To: Salvation

Sorry but they look too much like burkas and hijabs. There’s a reason this kind of dress is banned in France! I don’t want to be reminded of Muslimes all the time!


63 posted on 05/18/2012 1:16:55 AM PDT by ObsamaOdumbo
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To: Salvation

What does washing men’s feet have to do with women wearing habits?


64 posted on 05/18/2012 3:18:51 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (Cloud storage? Dropbox rocks! Sign up at http://db.tt/nQqWGd3 for 2GB free (and I get more too).)
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To: montag813
Wow...those Nuns for Choice are ALL DYKES!

Dykes tend to prefer environments where they are only around other women. A lesbian nun is not necessarily really Catholic, which is all the more reason to exclude them from being nuns.

65 posted on 05/18/2012 4:05:54 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can’t be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: savagesusie
Patriarchy is a Great thing, by the way-—most effective way to organize societies.

I tend to note that, if you want to see a social order where patriarchy has been eliminated, just look at any underclass neighborhood. Stripped of their patriarchal ("rule by fathers") roles and duties, men tend to fall apart and lose interest in holding society together.

66 posted on 05/18/2012 4:13:19 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can’t be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: netmilsmom

Hello, The Trinitarians of Lowell are just 4 miles from our house and their chapel is my choice for daily Mass. God bless their new vocation.


67 posted on 05/18/2012 4:45:53 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: Salvation

The arguments for habits pretty much disappeared after Vatican II which unfortunately coincided with the feminist movement and ERA-pursuit in this country. The “awakening” of women not only ruined or eliminated the traditional habit, it also killed all the reasons for wearing it: Dying to the world, burial of self, humility, pursuit of grace, subordination to a rule, community of God, modesty, and the list could go on. It was the symbol of lifetime service to God and it affected nearly every aspect of their personalities. It changed their movements, guarded their speech, dictated their behavior. There was no “I” in nun—no fond memories of former lives related to each other or to students, no last names, no degree-letter appendages or the replacement of Sister with Doctor.

The habit’s loss is just the sign of greater losses.


68 posted on 05/18/2012 5:35:02 AM PDT by Mach9
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To: Salvation

We have a cloistered convent down the street, a retreat center next to our church, and a group of Mother Theresa’s nuns around the block. All of them wear habits; I love it when they are in church. Sometimes we see them, two by two (not the cloistered ones, of course) walking in the neighborhood. I think they are beautiful.


69 posted on 05/18/2012 6:41:52 AM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Very well said.

I remember well the Franciscan sisters who taught me through 12 years of Catholic school. Dedicated, holy women. Sadly, their order these days seems to have gone the way of the Dominican “pro-choice” harpy pictured here.


70 posted on 05/18/2012 7:04:46 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Salvation

Thank-you!


71 posted on 05/18/2012 7:33:02 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: PapaBear3625

That is why the patriarchy has been attacked by all communist radicals—the feminist “movement” and the homosexual “movement”—to destroy the civil society. Without strong, intelligent, moral, independent thinking men—there would be no USA—no fortitude—no risk-takers. Women alone are pretty pathetic and hormonal. Extremely few are like Margaret Thatcher and those few need support from men-—just as men always needed strong moral women behind them to free them up, so they could do great things.

There would not have been a brilliant John Adams free to devote much of his life to the intellectual formation of this greatest nation, if his wife hadn’t taken charge of the kids and farm when he was absent for years. Great countries need women and men working together for a moral good. There is no moral good when women do not raise their own children....their traditions and morals do not get passed down and men have to worry about their kids when they can not trust their wives.


72 posted on 05/18/2012 8:49:50 AM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: DaveTesla

I saw that too! IMHO, being pro-choice does not necessarily mean pro-abortion. Maybe Ms. Quinn was pro-Catholic.


73 posted on 05/18/2012 9:32:00 AM PDT by tob2 (November can't come soon enough for me.)
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To: Salvation

Is there a place for both habits and dressing like the rest of the world? Just a thought.


74 posted on 05/18/2012 9:35:07 AM PDT by tob2 (November can't come soon enough for me.)
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To: ctdonath2
Do you pose that same question about many other topics that aren't mentioned explicitly in Scripture?

"But every woman praying or prophesying with her head not covered, disgraceth her head: for it is all one as if she were shaven." 1 Corinthians 11:5

75 posted on 05/18/2012 10:50:20 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Yes. I question rules which are mis-attributed to scripture. If human extrapolations of scriptural rules are followed, fine, just acknowledge they’re human extrapolations.


76 posted on 05/18/2012 11:21:22 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (Cloud storage? Dropbox rocks! Sign up at http://db.tt/nQqWGd3 for 2GB free (and I get more too).)
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To: Salvation

I’ve never considered a lady outside of a habit a nun...my vote is for habits.


77 posted on 05/18/2012 11:37:01 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: BlackVeil

The cornette may have vanished in France but it was still seen aplenty at St. Catherine Hospital, Montgomery, AL in 1963.

It disappeared not much later, courtesy of Vatican II.


78 posted on 05/18/2012 12:39:23 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: ctdonath2
How do you feel about abortion since it isn't explicitly mentioned in Scripture?

You do realize that Scripture teaches us that Scripture isn't comprehensive don't you?

79 posted on 05/18/2012 12:45:34 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

1. Well yeah it is, it’s murder.
2. Sola Scriptura. ‘nuf said.


80 posted on 05/18/2012 2:07:38 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Cloud storage? Dropbox rocks! Sign up at http://db.tt/nQqWGd3 for 2GB free (and I get more too).)
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To: Salvation

Don’t kick the habit!


81 posted on 05/18/2012 2:11:46 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: ctdonath2
2. Sola Scriptura. ‘nuf said.

Therein lies the dichotomy. You question a nun's habit because you're unable to find it's basis in Scripture and then in attempting to justify the question profess a belief in a man made doctrine that isn't found in Scripture.

That's quite the corner you've painted yourself into.

82 posted on 05/18/2012 2:47:44 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: ObsamaOdumbo

Good grief, their faces are showing! A burqa covers up a woman’s identity. Habits don’t.


83 posted on 05/18/2012 5:01:42 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: ctdonath2

It was the first example of Christ from Scripture that spoke to service.

I suppose I could have used the story of Martha and Mary having Jesus as their guest, if that would have made you happier. LOL!


84 posted on 05/18/2012 5:02:51 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Chuckling.


85 posted on 05/18/2012 5:07:37 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
REASON ONE: GUILTY, BLEACHES MUSTACHE HAIR

REASON TWO: GUILTY, APPARENTLY ADDICTED TO THE SOUND OF HER OWN VOICE

REASON THREE: GUILTY, MIGHT AS WELL BE DATING REASON ONE

REASON FOUR: GUILTY, AND I'LL BE SOBER IN THE MORNING

REASON FIVE: GUILTY, RESEMBLES MAGNETO FROM THE X-MEN AFTER GENDER REASSIGNMENT SURGERY

REASON SIX: GUILTY, TOO UGLY FOR CODE PINK

REASON SEVEN: GUILTY, ATTEMPTING TO LOOK LIKE BAWNEY FWANK

REASON EIGHT: GUILTY, PRINCE CHARLES MEETS REGIS PHILBIN

REASON NINE: GUILTY, BUT LAZ WOULD HIT IT DUE TO TRACTS OF LAND

REASON TEN: GUILTY, HAS HAIR STYLED BY BEAVERS

Cheers!

86 posted on 05/18/2012 6:48:01 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Salvation
Washing feet?

Wouldn't that make it

"Lave one another as I have laved you." ??

Cheers!

87 posted on 05/18/2012 6:51:44 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Salvation

I have no idea how that relates to my posts or to the thread subject.


88 posted on 05/18/2012 8:12:12 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Cloud storage? Dropbox rocks! Sign up at http://db.tt/nQqWGd3 for 2GB free (and I get more too).)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Love your post Vince. The habit is the outward affirmation of her commitment to Christ. Wearing the habit eschews the trappings of the material world and it’s influences. A nun in habit represents and communicates to the world the wonderful vocation, work and mission of her order. I recall as a young girl those who chose Holy Orders were proud to wear the clothing, that habit that so defined them.


89 posted on 05/18/2012 10:36:36 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Salvation
I'm not a Catholic but I strongly support idea of nuns wearing habits, pastors wearing robes, etc. I am reminded of when God instructed Moses to make the tunic and robes for Aaron. God told Moses the following:

Exd 28:2 Make sacred garments for your brother Aaron, to give him dignity and honor.

We lose the idea of the dignity and honor of the office when everyone dresses like everyone else.

90 posted on 05/19/2012 6:47:15 AM PDT by HarleyD
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To: netmilsmom

I actually figured it out right after I posted my comment. I just love that picture, its so .....heavenly.


91 posted on 05/19/2012 9:32:11 PM PDT by diamond6 (Check out: http://www.biblechristiansociety.com/home.php and learn about the faith.)
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To: netmilsmom

May I ask what order that is?


92 posted on 05/19/2012 9:36:00 PM PDT by diamond6 (Check out: http://www.biblechristiansociety.com/home.php and learn about the faith.)
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To: tob2
“Maybe Ms. Quinn was pro-Catholic.”

I checked first.

Google ‘Ms. Quinn pro choice’

http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/religion_theseeker/2009/12/prochoice-nun-still-fighting-for-womens-care.html

93 posted on 05/19/2012 10:18:02 PM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: DaveTesla

The Pope will be more than angry about that.


94 posted on 05/20/2012 8:20:19 AM PDT by tob2 (November can't come soon enough for me.)
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To: tob2
I can't understand why these nuns are not excommunicated.
95 posted on 05/20/2012 8:40:59 AM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: HarleyD
I'm not a Catholic but I strongly support idea of nuns wearing habits, pastors wearing robes, etc. I am reminded of when God instructed Moses to make the tunic and robes for Aaron. God told Moses the following:

Exd 28:2 Make sacred garments for your brother Aaron, to give him dignity and honor.

We lose the idea of the dignity and honor of the office when everyone dresses like everyone else.

This is wisdom. Thank you.

96 posted on 05/20/2012 8:58:27 AM PDT by MarkBsnr (I would not believe in the Gospel, if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so.)
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To: Salvation

I’m for habits! >>

me too, our nuns still do wear habits.


97 posted on 05/14/2014 4:18:48 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: Salvation

-— There is no more approachable person you will find than a Catholic nun. -—

Yes. One more vote for habits.

The sixties are over, thank God.


98 posted on 05/14/2014 4:27:37 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: ctdonath2

-— I seem to be missing the posts invoking the scriptural directive for this. -—

And I seem to be missing the scriptural teaching that says that religious dress and all religious practices must be stated explicitly in scripture.


99 posted on 05/14/2014 5:00:26 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Dude, that was posted two years ago. Try to keep up.


100 posted on 05/14/2014 7:30:04 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun" - Obama, setting RoE with his opposition)
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