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Catholic Caucus: Joys and Inspiration
3 April A.D. 2002 | father_elijah

Posted on 04/02/2002 4:35:58 PM PST by father_elijah

I have received the joyful news that two of our Freeper family entered the Church at Vigil this last weekend. ventana and roachie received the sacraments, and this is an occasion for great rejoicing by all of the faithful.

I thought it would be good for us to congratulate those who have just entered the Church by posting a welcome, a favorite Catholic quote, a favorite Catholic link, a favorite Scripture, or even a favorite holy card image. Please join me in welcoming ventana and roachie. If there are any others, please let us know so we may all rejoice.


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Welcome dear friends in Christ!

My favorite quote from Mother Teresa:

"Very often throughout the day,
we should say,
'Jesus, alive in my heart, I love you'."

1 posted on 04/02/2002 4:35:59 PM PST by father_elijah
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To: roachie, ventana, redhead, Lady In Blue, Cap'n_Crunch; notwithstanding; wideawake; fatima...
Bump

And please flag other Catholic FReepers to this thread. My ping list is not complete. God bless and thanks!

2 posted on 04/02/2002 4:38:53 PM PST by father_elijah
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To: Catholic_list; saradippity; afraidfortherepublic; ELS; Antoninus; Aquinasfan; Aposiopetic...
(((((((bells ringing)))))))
3 posted on 04/02/2002 4:45:28 PM PST by father_elijah
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To: american_colleen; LadyDoc; al_c; Petronski
((((((((((((sanctus bells ringing))))))))))))
4 posted on 04/02/2002 4:49:19 PM PST by father_elijah
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To: father_elijah
"Always remember that there is one God, that there is one salvation which is eternal and that you have one life to live, which must be lived by you alone. If you do this, there will be many things in this world, about which, you care nothing."

St. Teresa of Avila

5 posted on 04/02/2002 4:54:17 PM PST by marshmallow
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To: ventana; roachie

Congratulations!

6 posted on 04/02/2002 4:54:36 PM PST by MozartLover
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To: father_elijah
And please flag other Catholic FReepers to this thread. My ping list is not complete. God bless and thanks!

father, I am not RC, but I rejoice with you whenever a brother or sister finds forgiveness and redemption in Christ our saviour. Blessings

7 posted on 04/02/2002 5:06:30 PM PST by Revelation 911
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To: roachie; ventana
Halleluia! Congratulations! Christ is Risen! I am so happy for you both!

My favorite Catholic devotion is called the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy. You can go to this LINK to learn about the Divine Mercy devotion and about St. Faustina.

Also, there is a Catholic television network that is wonderful. It is called Eternal Word Television Network.

8 posted on 04/02/2002 5:15:20 PM PST by history_matters
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To: roachie; ventana
Here is one of the Divine Mercy images of Our Lord Jesus Christ:

Another Divine Mercy Link

JEZU UFAM TOBIE!

9 posted on 04/02/2002 5:25:49 PM PST by father_elijah
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To: father_elijah; ventana; roachie.
Congratulations! It has been 2 years for me and I feel as strong as ever that I found the home for my faith.

Come, Holy Spirit,
fill the hearts of Your faithful
and kindle in them the fire of Your love.
Send forth Your Spirit,
and they shall be created;
And You will renew the face of the earth.

This is a short version of a longer prayer but I really think it is so beautiful and so full of meaning.

10 posted on 04/02/2002 5:33:16 PM PST by tiki
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To: tiki
God bless and keep you. Congratulations! I'm a convert,too. Praise God for His mercy and love. I'm always thrilled when I see how his loving kindness draws souls in unlikely ways from unlikely places.
11 posted on 04/02/2002 5:42:35 PM PST by redhead
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To: ventana; roachie
Four of my Catechism classmates were baptized at Easter Vigil and one (a man in his sixties) took Communion for for the first time ... it was so exciting. I'm thrilled for both of you.

While you can find all sorts of good Catholic references tucked away at St. Patrick's, I'll leave you with some Catholic words to live by instilled in me by my folks: Offer it up!

=)

12 posted on 04/02/2002 5:48:07 PM PST by Askel5
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To: father_elijah
Thanks for the "heads up". I'll remember all of you in my prayers.
13 posted on 04/02/2002 5:56:34 PM PST by LadyDoc
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To: redhead; : father_elijah; ventana; roachie; tiki
Congratulations! I encourage you all to order and listen to this free tape from Catholicity.com:

John Corapi's Amazing Story

14 posted on 04/02/2002 6:04:18 PM PST by Diago
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To: father_elijah; ventana; roachie
Thank You for posting this, Father! God Be Praised!

Congradulations ventana and roachie.

May the Peace of Christ remain forever in your soul, and the Love of the Blessed Trinity reign supreme in your minds and hearts!

Here are some of my favorite links:

Biblical Evidence for Catholicism

"Catholic Information Center on the Internet" (LOTS of Catholic magazines/newspapers available online here!)

Petersnet

PetersNet Site List (lists and rates for fidelity to the Church almost 800 Catholic internet sites--Click the "View All Active Reviews" button on the left hand column)

Traditional Catholic Reflections and Reports

EWTN (Mother Angelica's online web site)

The Diocese Report (run by a good friend of mine, but he occasionally links to schismatic traditionalist stuff)

The Catholic Exchange

The Catholic Educators Resource Guide (Excellent resource)

By the way, Petersnet is a search engine for all those Catholic web sites. Type any subject in the top left corner search box and you'll find something about it. It is an excellent resource both for apologetics and Catholic research in general.

Also, the Document Library Search engine at EWTN online is a good place to search for any Catholic subject or issue. Use the "keyword" search.

Finally, one I forgot... New Advent has the ENTIRE Catholic Encyclopedia online, as well these great links:

FEATURES
-- Catholic Encyclopedia
-- Summa Theologica
-- Church Fathers -- Bookshop
Catholic FAQ
--> Councils
-- Sacraments -->

THE BIG NINE
1. The Holy See
2. PetersNet
3. EWTN
4. Catholic Exchange
5. CatholiCity
6. Catholic Info Net
7. Catholic.net
8. Internet Padre
9. Catholic Pages

TWO BOOKS THAT YOU SHOULD READ
Triumph. Subtitled "The Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church."
Goodbye! Good Men. A blockbuster of plainspoken prophecy, due for release on April 15 -- and not a moment too soon.

NEWS
Zenit. Excellent Catholic news service from Rome.
Catholic World News. Also excellent, but most services are members-only.
Diocese Report. The Catholic answer to the Drudge Report.
Fides. The Church's best official news source.
Vatican Information Service. A service of the Holy See Press Office.
Yahoo! News. General world news, hot off the wire.

PERIODICALS
Crisis Magazine. The best Catholic magazine in the English language.
Inside the Vatican. Top-notch journalism in a beautiful package.

LIBRARY
The Holy Bible. The New American Bible, from the USCC.
The Holy Bible. The old Douay-Rheims version.
The Divine Office. The Liturgy of the Hours, from Universalis.
Universal Catechism. Searchable by word or paragraph number.
Code of Canon Law. The 1983 version.
Baltimore Catechism. The all-time Q&A classic.
Catholic Almanac. OSV's all-purpose Church resource.
Doctrinal Concordance. Answers the question, "Where is that in the Bible?"
Church Documents. Encyclicals, pastoral letters, and so on.
EWTN Library. Thousands of articles and documents.
CERC. Catholic Educator's Resource Center

FREE STUFF
Catholic Freebies. Free catalogs, magazines, product samples, and lots of other free stuff for Catholics, all in one place.

APOLOGETICS
Catholic Answers. The pioneer of the new apologetics movement.
Envoy Magazine. The journal of Catholic apologetics and evangelization.
Nazareth Resources. James Akin's resource page.
Mark Shea's Website. Scripture study and other "sheavings."

ESPAÑOL
ACI-Prensa. El portal católico.
Enciclopedia Católica. El mejor recurso para fortalecer tu fe.
BEC. Biblioteca Electrónica Cristiana. How to Pray the Rosary. Download our sheet, print out as many copies as you can, and hand them out.--> OTHER GOOD LINKS

Adoremus
Biblical Evidence...
Catholic Page for Lovers
Catholics United for the Faith
Coming Home Network
Human Life International
Liturgical Library
Returning Home
St. Joseph Communications
Single Catholics Online
The University Concourse
Ultimate Pro-Life List
Word of God-->


15 posted on 04/02/2002 6:05:00 PM PST by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: father_elijah
Welcome from one who came back home this Easter..It was a moving experience on Ash Weds. when I went to purchase a newspaper at the local quick check; there across the street was our church. As I emerged from the car, somehow I felt as if two hands were on my shoulders directing me into the church. Participating at the Mass and listening to the homily just gave me an overwhelming feeling of what I have been missing all these years. God does work in mysterious ways and I am very grateful that He has given me that second chance.
16 posted on 04/02/2002 6:41:41 PM PST by ejo
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To: ventana; roachie
Welcome to our family!

An Irish Prayer

May those who love us, love us;
and those who don't love us,
may God turn their hearts;
and if He doesn't turn their hearts,
may he turn their ankles
so we'll know them by their limping.


17 posted on 04/02/2002 6:44:25 PM PST by american colleen
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To: ventana;roachie
It has been a little over one year since I returned to the Catholic faith. Shortly after my return, my pastor strongly recommended (in fact, he gave me a copy) An Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales. It is a wonderful, beautiful book full of excellent advice for the lay Catholic. I will be reading it again because there is too much great advice to absorb in one reading. You can order the book from Tan Books. St. Francis de Sales is one of the Doctors of the Church.
18 posted on 04/02/2002 6:49:00 PM PST by ELS
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To: ejo
Welcome home. How wonderful! I'll keep you in my prayers.
19 posted on 04/02/2002 6:59:52 PM PST by tiki
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To: Fury; Homer_J_Simpson
Ping!
20 posted on 04/02/2002 7:03:41 PM PST by malakhi
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To: father_elijah
Add "Fury" to your list!
21 posted on 04/02/2002 7:05:03 PM PST by american colleen
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To: ejo
Dear ejo, Your story moves me very deeply. Thank you for telling us of how God brought you back to the Church.

Welcome home. Yes indeed, welcome home, dear ejo.

22 posted on 04/02/2002 7:11:24 PM PST by father_elijah
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To: roachie; ventana; Fury; Homer_J_Simpson; ejo; father_elijah; Antoninus; aposiopetic; Salvation...
Congratulations to all who found faith this year, what a difference He makes!

patent

(Bumping. Let me know if you want on or off the list. Click my screen name for a description.)

23 posted on 04/02/2002 7:17:39 PM PST by patent
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To: Father_elijah; patent; JMJ333; Aunt Polgara; AgThorn; IM2Phat4U; toenail; MHGinTN...
Hmmm, I forgot to bump my own list, but this is well worth it!

Sorry for any redundancy with patent's list, or if you've already have present and accounted for. And, as usual, if you would like on or off my little bump list, let me know.

--Proud2bRC

24 posted on 04/02/2002 7:24:12 PM PST by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: roachie; ventana
To paraphrase Flannery O'Connor: Now that we eat the same actual food, you will know that your being where you are increases the rest of us, and the other way round.
25 posted on 04/02/2002 7:38:25 PM PST by Romulus
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To: roachie;ventana;father elijah
Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ in breadth,
Christ in length,
Christ in height,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

I arise today through a mighty strength,
the invocation of the Trinity,
through belief in the Threeness,
through confession of the Oneness of the Creator of creation.
Salvation is of the Lord.
Salvation is of the Lord. Salvation is of Christ.
May Thy Salvation, O Lord, be ever with us. Amen.

From St. Patricks Breastplate

A Hundred Thousand Welcomes to you both.
26 posted on 04/02/2002 8:01:02 PM PST by katnip
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To: ventana; roachie
"Who shall grant me to rest in Thee? By whose gift wilt Thou come into my life, and fill it so compellingly that I shall turn no more to my sins, but embrace Thee, my only Good? What art Thou to me? What, rather am I to Thee, that Thou shouldst demand my love, and if I do not love Thee, threaten such great woe? Surely, not to love Thee is already a great woe..."

--St. Augustine of Hippo

I can't express why these particular words from St. Augustine to Christ are so moving to me, I only know that they were...I wouldn't be surprised if they bored anyone else, nor would I be offended...hope you like them....You are so blessed...this is a wonderfully spiritually acute time for you...I pray you walk always in His Light and Love.

27 posted on 04/02/2002 8:03:31 PM PST by Judith Anne
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To: Judith Anne
I thought it was beautiful. Thanks for posting it. I've never read it before.
28 posted on 04/02/2002 8:07:03 PM PST by katnip
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To: katnip
I'm glad you thought so...You're very welcome. ;-D
29 posted on 04/02/2002 8:19:18 PM PST by Judith Anne
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To: father_elijah;ventana;roachie
Hi Father:)

ventana and roachie, I have all these great quotes stored away, then when the time comes to use them I can't find them! If at some point in the future you find yourself in difficult times, perhaps these Scripture quotes may be of help to you. They are a couple of my favorites.

My son, when you come to serve the Lord, prepare yourself for trials. Be sincere of heart and steadfast, undisturbed in times of adversity. Cling to him, forsake him not; thus will your future be great. Accept whatever befalls you, in crushing misfortune be patient; For in fire gold is tested, and worthy men in the crucible of humiliation. Trust God and he will help you; make straight your ways and hope in him. (Sirach 2:1-6)

And another...

Wisdom instructs her children and admonishes those who seek her. He who loves her loves life; those who seek her out win her favor. He who holds her fast inherits glory; wherever he dwells the Lord bestows blessings. Those who serve her serve the Holy One; those who love her the Lord loves. He who obeys her judges nations; he who hearkens to her dwells in her inmost chambers. If one trusts her, he will possess her; his descendants too will inherit her. She walks with him as a stranger, and at first she puts him to the test; Fear and dread she brings upon him and tries him with her discipline; With her precepts she puts him to the proof, until his heart is fully with her. Then she comes back to bring him happiness and reveal her secrets to him. (Sirach 4:11-18)

The path is not always easy, but the benefits are many (and eternal!) Congratulations!

30 posted on 04/02/2002 8:27:55 PM PST by Canticle_of_Deborah
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To: Diago
The name on this link immediately caught my eye. I had never heard of this man until last week. I was feeling a little down and flipping through the channels. I think I landed on EWTN, I don't know, but "he" was speaking. It was incredible! I felt jolted and riveted, he is a VERY powerful speaker! I was so impressed and felt spiritually nourished in a strange way after listening to him. I will definitely check this link out in more detail.
31 posted on 04/02/2002 8:32:59 PM PST by Canticle_of_Deborah
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To: father_elijah
Geni and Paulette,away for 20 years each
32 posted on 04/02/2002 9:10:59 PM PST by fatima
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To: father_elijah ; ventana ; roachie

Greetings in Christ. Warm and sincerest congratulations!
May His many blessings continue to bring faith, love, and
joy in your lives.
God Bless

33 posted on 04/02/2002 9:20:08 PM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: father_elijah
ventana and roachie,Stay close to Our Lady and pray the rosary every day,She will lead you close to Her Son,congarts brats of God for He does spoil us
34 posted on 04/02/2002 9:37:02 PM PST by fatima
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To: father_elijah;roachie;Fury;ventana
Welcome home from another member of the family.I'm going to give you some practical advice given to me years ago by a nun in 4th or 5th grade. Sister said it was all the PALE GAS we carried with us that was gonna snuff out life.She said before we went to confession we had to check out how much we had with us because it caused most of our sins.To this day I use it as part of my examination of conscience and find after all these years I have just about rid myself of the PALE part but still have plenty of GAS.

P for pride

A for avarice

L for lust

E for envy

G for gluttony

A for anger,and

S for sloth.

I'm so glad you found us,its a wonderful place to be as we journey Home to our Father,who waits for us.

35 posted on 04/02/2002 10:30:50 PM PST by saradippity
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp;dansangel
Thanks for all the sites.....
36 posted on 04/03/2002 12:10:44 AM PST by .45MAN
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To: father_elijah
Thanks for the heads up. My wife did the same thing last year.
37 posted on 04/03/2002 2:24:28 AM PST by johniegrad
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To: ventana;ejo;roachie
Welcome home! from one who entered the Church 9 years ago.

Too late have I loved you,
O Beauty so ancient, O Beauty so new,
too late have I loved you!
You were within me but I was outside myself,
and there I sought you!
In my weakness
I ran after the beauty
of the things you have made.
You were with me,
and I was not with you.
The things you have made kept me from you -
the things which would have no being
unless they existed in you!

You have called,
you have cried out,
and you have pierced my deafness.
You have radiated forth,
you have shined out brightly,You have sent fort your fragrance,
and I haved breathed it in,
and I long for you.
I have tasted you,
and I hunger and thirst for you.
You have touched me,
and I ardently desire your peace.

St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430)
Bishop, Writer, Doctor

Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine
There's always laughter and good red wine;
At least I've always found it so
Benedicamus Domino.

Hillaire Belloc

I highly recommend 'Triumph; The Power and Glory of the Catholic Church', by H.W. Crocker III.

38 posted on 04/03/2002 3:04:09 AM PST by Nubbin
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To: ejo;Fury;Homer_J_Simpson;roachie; ventana; father_elijah
Welcome Home!

“The difficulty of explaining "why I am a Catholic" is that there are ten thousand reasons all amounting to one reason: that Catholicism is true. “ G. K. Chesterton, Twelve Modern Apostles and Their Creeds (1926)

39 posted on 04/03/2002 3:48:47 AM PST by pegleg
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To: Askel5; ventana, roachie
I'll leave you with some Catholic words to live by instilled in me by my folks: Offer it up!

"Cloned" in our upbringing again, Askel5 ... from a scraped knee, to the throes of childbirth, to the mental pain of human betrayal, those words rang through my mind and I did try to "offer it up".

These are some of the too little used and often forgotten words of this selfish world.

Offer it up simply rounds out the wholeness of life and glorifies Him in their union with HIM ... even though we might want to take them back with each new wave of mental or physical "pain". They cannot make us refrain from asking "why me, Lord?" -- but they are memorable in retrospect to the event.

The Morning Offering and the Rosary are vital and living prayers for daily coping.

God Bless those who were received this last weekend fully into His Fold and His Flock ... please send your purest prayers on my behalf and on behalf of those who take charge over all of us ... as a shining offering of His Grace which fills you to those of us whose grace might be less "FRESH".
40 posted on 04/03/2002 4:34:02 AM PST by AKA Elena
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To: AKA Elena; redhead; father_elijah; ventana; roachie; tiki; ejo; els; goldenstategirl; Nubbin
Joe Sobran: My Two Conversions [Great for Easter!]
41 posted on 04/03/2002 4:46:29 AM PST by Diago
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To: father_elijah ; roachie ; ventana ; all

Douay-Rheims Bible

Douay-Rheims Bible Online: http://www.scriptours.com/bible/

42 posted on 04/03/2002 4:51:50 AM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: father_elijah; roachie; ventana; Fury; Homer_J_Simpson
Thanks for the ping, father_elijah.

Welcome to all new FReeper Catholics. May God continue to bless you and your families.

I can think of only a couple of links at this time that y'all might enjoy. If I can think of others, I'll post them here.

The Word Among Us - Web site for a monthly that has daily Mass readings and meditations. I start every morning with this.

Dads.org - Online resource site for St. Joseph's Covenant Keepers (founded by Steve Wood) ... basically a Catholic version of Promise Keepers.

Welcome home!
AC

43 posted on 04/03/2002 4:52:33 AM PST by al_c
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To: roachie; ventana; Fury; Homer_J_Simpson
One more .... Peter and Paul Ministries

AC

44 posted on 04/03/2002 4:56:47 AM PST by al_c
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To: ventana; roachie
Congratulations, guys!!!

Now start remembering me in your prayers, because the prayer of a righteous man availeth much, and I need some availin'!

45 posted on 04/03/2002 5:05:40 AM PST by wideawake
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To: father_elijah ; ventana ; roachie ; All
Also...

The Catholic Truth Society

CLICK HERE: http://www.CTS-online.org.uk/CTS.htm

46 posted on 04/03/2002 5:24:56 AM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: patent; father_elijah; ventana; roachie
Thanks for the pings.
Welcome to the fulness of the Faith. Father_Elijah asked for favourite Scripture quotes, so here are some of mine, all from the Holy Gospel according to St. John:

John 1:1-37
1:1. In the beginning was the Word: and the Word was with God: and the Word was God.
1:2. The same was in the beginning with God.
1:3. All things were made by him: and without him was made nothing that was made.
1:4. In him was life: and the life was the light of men.
1:5. And the light shineth in darkness: and the darkness did not comprehend it.
1:6. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
1:7. This man came for a witness, to give testimony of the light, that all men might believe through him.
1:8. He was not the light, but was to give testimony of the light.
1:9. That was the true light, which enlighteneth every man that cometh into this world.
1:10. He was in the world: and the world was made by him: and the world knew him not.
1:11. He came unto his own: and his own received him not.
1:12. But as many as received him, he gave them power to be made the sons of God, to them that believe in his name.
1:13. Who are born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
1:14. And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us (and we saw his glory, the glory as it were of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth.
1:15. John beareth witness of him and crieth out, saying: This was he of whom I spoke: He that shall come after me is preferred before me: because he was before me.
1:16. And of his fulness we all have received: and grace for grace.
1:17. For the law was given by Moses: grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
1:18. No man hath seen God at any time: the only begotten Son who is in the Bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
1:19. And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent from Jerusalem priests and Levites to him, to ask him: Who art thou?
1:20. And he confessed and did not deny: and he confessed: I am not the Christ.
1:21. And they asked him: What then? Art thou Elias? And he said: I am not. Art thou the prophet? And he answered: No.
1:22. They said therefore unto him: Who art thou, that we may give an answer to them that sent us? What sayest thou of thyself?
1:23. He said: I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Isaias.
1:24. And they that were sent were of the Pharisees.
1:25. And they asked him and said to him: Why then dost thou baptize, if thou be not Christ, nor Elias, nor the prophet?
1:26. John answered them, saying: I baptize with water: but there hath stood one in the midst of you, whom you know not.
1:27. The same is he that shall come after me, who is preferred before me: the latchet of whose shoe I am not worthy to loose.
1:28. These things were done in Bethania, beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
1:29. The next day, John saw Jesus coming to him; and he saith: Behold the Lamb of God. Behold him who taketh away the sin of the world.
1:30. This is he of whom I said: After me there cometh a man, who is preferred before me: because he was before me.
1:31. And I knew him not: but that he may be made manifest in Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.
1:32. And John gave testimony, saying: I saw the Spirit coming down, as a dove from heaven; and he remained upon him.
1:33. And I knew him not: but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me: He upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending and remaining upon him, he it is that baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.
1:34. And I saw: and I gave testimony that this is the Son of God.
1:35. The next day again John stood and two of his disciples.
1:36. And beholding Jesus walking, he saith: Behold the Lamb of God.
1:37. And the two disciples heard him speak: and they followed Jesus.

John 8:31-32
8:31. Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed him: If you continue in my word, you shall be my disciples indeed.
8:32. And you shall know the truth: and the truth shall make you free.

John 14:1-6
14:1. Let not your heart be troubled. You believe in God: believe also in me.
14:2. In my Father's house there are many mansions. If not, I would have told you: because I go to prepare a place for you.
14:3. And if I shall go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself: that where I am, you also may be.
14:4. And whither I go you know: and the way you know.
14:5. Thomas saith to him: Lord, we know not whither thou goest. And how can we know the way?
14:6. Jesus saith to him: I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No man cometh to the Father, but by me.

47 posted on 04/03/2002 5:42:42 AM PST by ArrogantBustard
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To: roachie; ventana ;father_elijah; all

Welcome home!

I love the Early Fathers of the Church.  St. Augustine being one of my favorites.

"Late have I loved Thee, O Beauty ever ancient, O Beauty ever new, Late have I loved Thee."

I highly recommend reading the writings of the early Fathers.  A good place to start is with William A. Jurgens, "Faith of the Early Fathers".  This is a three volume set that contains excerpts from the writings of all the Fathers.  It has a great cross reference index for apologetics and scripture quotes.  One cannot help but see how Catholic the early Church was.

 

My favorite site is:

Christ's Faithful People - Click Here to Enter

 

There are links to other great Catholic sites from this site too!

Catholic SuperSites

Click here to follow link to PetersNet

Click here to follow link to Biblical Evidence For Catholic

Click here to follow link to Arlington Catholic Herald

Click here to follow link to Catholic Answers

Click here to follow link to Catholic Apologetics on the Internet

Click here to follow link to The Catholic Goldmine
Click here to follow link to Catholicity Click here to follow link to The Catholic League

Click here to follow link to Catholic Information Network

Click here to follow link to EWTN On-Line

Click here to follow link to Human Life International

Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute.

Click here to follow link to Ichthus

Click here to follow link to Nazarethl Resource Library

Click here to follow link to New Advent Catholic Website

Cick here to follow link to St Joseph Communications.

American Life League

Apostolate for Family Consecration.

Corunum Apologetic WEB Site

The Catholic Pages
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and Father Ray's Corner has a lot of excellent homilies.

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God Bless you all!!

TM

48 posted on 04/03/2002 5:52:12 AM PST by ThomasMore
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To: father_elijah;Dr. Brian Kopp;Aquinasfan
Count me in...a cradle Catholic who was (finally) Confirmed Saturday. Thanks to Dr. Brian (proud2bRC) and Aquinasfan for the thoughtful posts that answered many questions and showed me the way home.

God Bless.
49 posted on 04/03/2002 5:53:01 AM PST by constitutiongirl
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To: Nubbin; katnip; patent
I love the St. Augustine quotes. They are stunning in their beauty and truth!

patent, thanks for the ping, as always.

-your non-Catholic FRiend :)

50 posted on 04/03/2002 5:57:05 AM PST by LibertyGirl77
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