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  • Windows 10 build 14342: No more friendly Wi-Fi sharing (But more Linux-friendly)

    05/11/2016 7:30:35 AM PDT · 17 of 36
    ADSUM to topspinr

    Thanks. I did download it. I previously went through the control panel. Any suggestions on specifics that may need to be turned off.

    After a period of time (seems long?) the full screen comes back or I can reboot it. I did go back to the update process twice and no new updates.

  • Windows 10 build 14342: No more friendly Wi-Fi sharing (But more Linux-friendly)

    05/11/2016 7:12:52 AM PDT · 16 of 36
    ADSUM to catnipman

    Thanks. I am considering it.

  • My Interview with Megyn Kelly on NC’s HB2 Was No Softball

    05/11/2016 6:27:22 AM PDT · 6 of 17
    ADSUM to Kaslin

    Why doesn’t Montel address the main issue? Why is this a big issue now and why is it dividing the US?

    It is not about use of bathrooms for a small minority. It is an attempt to control our thoughts and actions by a liberal minority. Government control does not work.

    So Montel feels that the comfort of a few is better than rational logic to provide comfort (and avoid problems) to the majority. Does Montel not see the potential problems that could affect society? Just more bullying in the bathrooms?

    May God have Mercy on our out of control society!

  • Windows 10 build 14342: No more friendly Wi-Fi sharing (But more Linux-friendly)

    05/11/2016 6:08:16 AM PDT · 4 of 36
    ADSUM to dayglored

    I just had my computer guy install Windows 10 from 7.

    I have issues that it frequently goes to just the 4 blue windows with no icons (although they show at bottom of screen) and nothing works - not the mouse or clicking on the bottom icons. If I leave it alone it comes back to the regular screen. Also I can reboot and it works.

    Any thoughts. I have checked all the connections. Is there any issues with the computer sleeping?

    Thanks

  • Harvard Law Professor Says Pro-Life Christians Should be Treated Like Nazis

    05/09/2016 8:58:51 PM PDT · 47 of 52
    ADSUM to NYer

    Just another liberal lawyer like Obama:

    Professor Tushnet, who graduated from Harvard College and Yale Law School and served as a law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall, specializes in constitutional law and theory, including comparative constitutional law.

  • Pray for Kate

    05/09/2016 8:39:03 PM PDT · 133 of 147
    ADSUM to annalex

    Trust in the Lord.

    May the Peace of Jesus be with you.

    Our Father who art in Heaven ...

  • Harvard Law Professor Says Pro-Life Christians Should be Treated Like Nazis

    05/09/2016 4:48:53 PM PDT · 30 of 52
    ADSUM to NYer

    We know that Jesus died for this person because He loved him.

    I hope someone will enlighten him that his salvation might be in jeopardy.

    May God find a way like he did with St Paul.

  • What the Bathroom Wars are Really All About

    05/09/2016 3:28:09 PM PDT · 54 of 97
    ADSUM to carriage_hill

    Must have been the 57 states that he visited during the presidential campaign plus 1.

  • What Does the Ascension Accomplish for Us? A Homily for the Feast of the Ascension

    05/08/2016 8:50:24 AM PDT · 6 of 8
    ADSUM to Salvation

    From today Gospel:

    They did him homage
    and then returned to Jerusalem with great joy,
    and they were continually in the temple praising God.

    The Apostles were joyful and were waiting for the Holy Spirit in order to share the Good News.

    Jesus Ascended into Heaven, but left us Himself in the Eucharist so that He would always be with us.

  • Vanity - Prayers Needed Desperately

    05/08/2016 5:08:05 AM PDT · 83 of 96
    ADSUM to MarineMom613

    Trust in God.

    Our Father who art in Heaven...

  • Planned Parenthood CEO: My Proudest Moment is Forcing Christians to Pay for Abortion Drugs

    05/04/2016 5:14:45 AM PDT · 38 of 39
    ADSUM to NYer

    She supports economic slavery so that she can continue to collect her $350,000+ salary.

    Do we need any further example of the immoral values that corrupt leaders provide to others? Satan get behind us.

    When one sells their soul to the devil they may not find eternal life with the Father.

  • (VANITY) Please pray for me - cancer?

    05/02/2016 7:13:21 PM PDT · 151 of 172
    ADSUM to the OlLine Rebel

    You will be fine. Chin up.

    Our prayers are with you.

    I am a cancer survivor, if it is cancer you can survive.

    God be with you.

  • A Reason for Lukewarm Catholics

    05/02/2016 6:55:02 PM PDT · 33 of 40
    ADSUM to 353FMG

    We all have our crosses to bear.

    My suggestion is to go help someone in your field. Solve a problem. Be around people that can make connections for you.

    Go look for opportunities that you could serve others, you may find a way to make some money and to get noticed.

    Consider starting your own company. Start small. Find some customers and provide a service or product. Be competitive in pricing, pricing can always increase as your demand and volume increases. Many business begin by offering a lower price and great service in the beginning.

    Visit the Holy Eucharist and ask for God’s help.

  • A Look at the Early Catholic Church from the Acts of the Apostles

    04/28/2016 11:05:31 AM PDT · 161 of 466
    ADSUM to MHGinTN

    As you have indicated that you do not accept all of the teachings of Jesus Christ and His Catholic Church, I accept His teachings.

    Just as Judas was replaced by another apostle, Matthias.

    “Then they gave lots to them, and the lot fell upon Matthias, and he was counted with the eleven apostles.” Acts1

    The Church continued through the successors to the Apostles who were ordained and continued the mission of Jesus to Preach and Baptize all nations.

    During his public life Jesus not only forgave sins, but also made plain the effect of this forgiveness: he reintegrated forgiven sinners into the community of the People of God from which sin had alienated or even excluded them. A remarkable sign of this is the fact that Jesus receives sinners at his table, a gesture that expresses in an astonishing way both God’s forgiveness and the return to the bosom of the People of God. (CCC 1443)
    In imparting to his apostles his own power to forgive sins, the Lord also gives them the authority to reconcile sinners with the Church. This ecclesial dimension of their task is expressed most notably in Christ’s solemn words to Simon Peter: “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” The office of binding and loosing which was given to Peter was also assigned to the college of the apostles united to its head. (CCC 1444)
    The words bind and loose mean: Whomever you exclude from your communion, will be excluded from communion with God; whomever you receive anew into your communion, God will welcome back into his. Reconciliation with the Church is inseparable from reconciliation with God. (CCC 1445)

  • A Look at the Early Catholic Church from the Acts of the Apostles

    04/28/2016 7:49:20 AM PDT · 145 of 466
    ADSUM to aMorePerfectUnion; daniel1212

    Calling Catholic Answers deceitful liars tells us a lot about your intentions and your willingness to accept the Truth.

    Specifically, we’ll examine the words of Christ to Peter and the apostles: “Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” As CCC 553 says, Christ here communicated not only authority “to pronounce doctrinal judgments, and to make disciplinary decisions in the Church,” but also “the authority to absolve sins” to the apostles.

    These words are unsettling, even disturbing, to many. And understandably so. How could God give such authority to men? And yet he does. Jesus Christ, who alone has the power to open and shut heaven to men, clearly communicated this authority to the apostles and their successors. This is what the forgiveness of sins is all about: to reconcile men and women with their heavenly Father. CCC 1445 puts it succinctly:

    The words bind and loose mean: whomever you exclude from your communion, will be excluded from communion with God; whomever you receive anew into your communion, God will welcome back into his. Reconciliation with the Church is inseparable from reconciliation with God.

    Can you explain why the Holy Spirit did not include the word “Trinity” in the Old or New Testament?

    May the Holy Spirit help you understand His Truth.

  • A Look at the Early Catholic Church from the Acts of the Apostles

    04/28/2016 7:14:04 AM PDT · 143 of 466
    ADSUM to Elsie

    Then the angel took the censer, filled it with burning coals from the altar, and hurled it down to the earth. There were peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning, and an earthquake. rev 8:5

    When he took it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each of the elders held a harp and gold bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of the holy ones. Revelation 5:8

    The intercession of fellow Christians—which is what the saints in heaven are—also clearly does not interfere with Christ’s unique mediatorship because in the four verses immediately preceding 1 Timothy 2:5, Paul says that Christians should interceed: “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all men, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, godly and respectful in every way. This is good, and pleasing to God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Tim. 2:1–4). Clearly, then, intercessory prayers offered by Christians on behalf of others is something “good and pleasing to God,” not something infringing on Christ’s role as mediator.

  • A Look at the Early Catholic Church from the Acts of the Apostles

    04/27/2016 7:59:03 PM PDT · 78 of 466
    ADSUM to MHGinTN

    At least you know about the Anointing of the Sick.

    Yes Jesus commanded the Catholic church to Preach and Baptize all nations. As the Church grew it would be natural to provide help to the Bishops for individual parishes and the practice was followed from early Catholic times and mentioned by early Church Fathers.

    So exact wording is important to you, but you still do not accept the words of Our Lord in the Eucharist.

  • A Look at the Early Catholic Church from the Acts of the Apostles

    04/27/2016 7:21:49 PM PDT · 68 of 466
    ADSUM to aMorePerfectUnion

    Your comment: “No. The Scriptures referring to the Church record the actions of bishops and elders and deacons and apostles. Not priests - except Jewish and pagan.”

    In other passages it’s clear that although men called presbuteroi ruled over individual congregations (parishes), the apostles ordained certain men, giving them authority over multiple congregations (dioceses), each with its own presbyters. These were endowed with the power to ordain additional presbyters as needed to shepherd the flock and carry on the work of the gospel. Titus and Timothy were two of those early episcopoi and clearly were above the office of presbuteros. They had the authority to select, ordain, and govern other presbyters, as is evidenced by Paul’s instructions: “This is why I left you in Crete . . . that you might appoint elders in every town as I directed you” (Ti 1:5; cf. 1 Tm 5:17-22).

    Priests (presbuteroi) are also known as “presbyters” or “elders.” In fact, the English term “priest” is simply a contraction of the Greek word presbuteros. They have the responsibility of teaching, governing, and providing the sacraments in a given congregation (1 Tim. 5:17; Jas. 5:14–15

    As the following quotations illustrate, the early Church Fathers recognized all three offices and regarded them as essential to the Church’s structure. Especially significant are the letters of Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, who traveled from his home city to Rome, where he was executed around A.D. 110. On the way he wrote letters to the churches he passed. Each of these churches possessed the same threefold ministry. Without this threefold ministry, Ignatius said, a group cannot be called a church.

    Ignatius of Antioch

    “Now, therefore, it has been my privilege to see you in the person of your God-inspired bishop, Damas; and in the persons of your worthy presbyters, Bassus and Apollonius; and my fellow-servant, the deacon, Zotion. What a delight is his company! For he is subject to the bishop as to the grace of God, and to the presbytery as to the law of Jesus Christ” (Letter to the Magnesians 2 [A.D. 110]).

  • A Look at the Early Catholic Church from the Acts of the Apostles

    04/27/2016 4:19:18 PM PDT · 37 of 466
    ADSUM to ealgeone

    Your comment: “There is no room for veneration/adoration of Mary, the saints, etc in the Word.”

    Praying for each other is simply part of what Christians do. As we saw, in 1 Timothy 2:1–4, Paul strongly encouraged Christians to intercede for many different things, and that passage is by no means unique in his writings. Elsewhere Paul directly asks others to pray for him (Rom. 15:30–32, Eph. 6:18–20, Col. 4:3, 1 Thess. 5:25, 2 Thess. 3:1), and he assured them that he was praying for them as well (2 Thess. 1:11). Most fundamentally, Jesus himself required us to pray for others, and not only for those who asked us to do so (Matt. 5:44).

    Since the practice of asking others to pray for us is so highly recommended in Scripture, it cannot be regarded as superfluous on the grounds that one can go directly to Jesus. The New Testament would not recommend it if there were not benefits coming from it. One such benefit is that the faith and devotion of the saints can support our own weaknesses and supply what is lacking in our own faith and devotion. Jesus regularly supplied for one person based on another person’s faith (e.g., Matt. 8:13, 15:28, 17:15–18, Mark 9:17–29, Luke 8:49–55). And it goes without saying that those in heaven, being free of the body and the distractions of this life, have even greater confidence and devotion to God than anyone on earth.

    Also, God answers in particular the prayers of the righteous. James declares: “The prayer of a righteous man has great power in its effects. Elijah was a man of like nature with ourselves and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. Then he prayed again and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth its fruit” (Jas. 5:16–18). Yet those Christians in heaven are more righteous, since they have been made perfect to stand in God’s presence (Heb. 12:22-23), than anyone on earth, meaning their prayers would be even more efficacious.

    The Bible directs us to invoke those in heaven and ask them to pray with us. Thus in Psalms 103, we pray, “Bless the Lord, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do his word, hearkening to the voice of his word! Bless the Lord, all his hosts, his ministers that do his will!” (Ps. 103:20-21). And in Psalms 148 we pray, “Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise him in the heights! Praise him, all his angels, praise him, all his host!” (Ps. 148:1-2).

    Not only do those in heaven pray with us, they also pray for us. In the book of Revelation, we read: “[An] angel came and stood at the altar [in heaven] with a golden censer; and he was given much incense to mingle with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar before the throne; and the smoke of the incense rose with the prayers of the saints from the hand of the angel before God” (Rev. 8:3-4).

    http://www.catholic.com/tracts/praying-to-the-saints

  • A Look at the Early Catholic Church from the Acts of the Apostles

    04/27/2016 10:09:44 AM PDT · 12 of 466
    ADSUM to aMorePerfectUnion

    Ah the protestors again! Perhaps they only accept the Bad news!

    Did everyone accept this as good news? No. Some, indeed many, were offended and sought to convict Christians as “disturbers of the peace.” Some don’t like to have their sin and bondage called out as such. They prefer bondage, sin, and darkness to light, holiness, and freedom.

    Question http://www.catholic.com/quickquestions/where-in-the-new-testament-are-priests-mentioned

    The New Testament mentions three categories of Church leaders: bishops, presbyters, and deacons. So how can the Catholic Church justify its office of “priest”? The New Testament writers seem to understand “bishop” and “presbyter” to be synonymous terms for the same office (Acts 20:17-38).

    Answer
    The English word “priest” is derived from the Greek word presbuteros, which is commonly rendered into Bible English as “elder” or “presbyter.” The ministry of Catholic priests is that of the presbyters mentioned in the New Testament (Acts 15:6, 23). The Bible says little about the duties of presbyters, but it does reveal they functioned in a priestly capacity.

    They were ordained by the laying on of hands (1 Tm 4:14, 5:22), they preached and taught the flock (1 Tm 5:17), and they administered sacraments (Jas 5:13-15). These are the essential functions of the priestly office, so wherever the various forms of presbuteros appear—except, of course, in instances which pertain to the Jewish elders (Mt 21:23, Acts 4:23)—the word may rightly be translated as “priest” instead of “elder” or “presbyter.”

    There is more if you care to read it.

  • State Department Hid Key Clinton Benghazi Email from Judicial Watch

    04/27/2016 4:20:20 AM PDT · 29 of 30
    ADSUM to topspinr

    You bought Trump hook line and sinker.

    Enjoy your disappointment.

  • State Department Hid Key Clinton Benghazi Email from Judicial Watch

    04/26/2016 9:33:37 AM PDT · 19 of 30
    ADSUM to scooby321

    You and many others have been duped by Liberal trump - all mouth and no follow thru.

    He is full of promises and insults, but God help us if he is elected.

  • Quite possibly the Killary quote of the year (or ever -utter Hillary nonsense)

    04/25/2016 3:12:39 PM PDT · 13 of 30
    ADSUM to doug from upland

    Did you ever hear of governmentease? (sp?)

    It is the government speak so that you say nothing, mean nothing and of course no one understands.

    Typical mental gymnastics for liberal progressives.

  • Peter King: I Hate Ted Cruz and I’ll Take Cyanide if He’s the Republican Nominee

    04/19/2016 11:33:52 AM PDT · 60 of 72
    ADSUM to maddog55

    HE WOULD NEVER DO IT. HE COULDN’T FIND THE ANTIDOTE.

    JUST LEAVE. IT WOULD BE BETTER TO HAVE SOMEONE THAT STOOD FOR REPUBLICAN PRINCIPLES.

  • Donald Trump’s image in Scotland is ‘dreadful, sub-zero’ after golf course fiasco

    04/18/2016 5:49:35 PM PDT · 70 of 151
    ADSUM to Cats Pajamas

    I sure that you will regret not understanding the warning if Trump is actually elected.

    All mouth, no substance.

  • Incorruptibles?

    04/16/2016 9:08:22 PM PDT · 67 of 193
    ADSUM to ealgeone

    Why do I care about catholics? Because they are blind but do not see they are.

    I could say the same about some posters here as deaf, dumb and blind, but I am not sure they want to open there eyes, ears or their minds to seek the Truth.

    They seem to make comments, some totally ridiculous and don’t respond to the issues or questions asked in a rational manner. They may say the same about Catholics. But it is not leading to a mutual understanding or agreement.

    I don’t think they have proved any error in Catholic Doctrine, and I don’t believe that we are going to change their thinking or their faith. We strongly believe in the Catholic Faith, will defend it to the best of our ability (while it is open to all), and many believe in some other faith. Name calling may just show anger or even worse and if we are discussing the Bible we should not be leading each other into sin.

    May God Bless you and that you find everlasting life with God.

  • Incorruptibles?

    04/16/2016 8:06:43 PM PDT · 58 of 193
    ADSUM to ealgeone

    So the anti-Catholic is mimicking Satan.

    Why are you so concerned about the Catholic Faith? Are you offended that Catholics and non Catholics pray the rosary? So are you against prayer?

    Do you know that centuries before St Dominic, that monks recite all 150 psalms and called the rosary beads “paternosters” (Our Fathers) for use by lay brothers (who could not read the psalms).

    You should realize that Rosary is for meditation. When Catholics recite the twelve prayers that form a decade of the rosary,they meditate on the mystery associated with that decade. Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and Luminous.

    Each decade is devoted to a mystery regarding the life of Jesus or his mother. Here the word mystery refers to a truth of the faith.

    With the exception of the two glorious mysteries, each mystery is explicitly scriptural. True, the Assumption and Coronation of Mary are not explicitly stated in the Bible, but they are not contrary to it, so there is no reason to reject them out of hand.

    For more information: http://www.catholic.com/tracts/the-rosary

    You should be familiar with prayers of the Rosary; Apostles Creed, our Father, Hail Mary and the Glory Be.

    Many Protestants now say the rosary, recognizing it as a truly biblical form of prayer—after all, the prayers that comprise it come mainly from the Bible.

  • Incorruptibles?

    04/16/2016 6:05:47 PM PDT · 50 of 193
    ADSUM to vladimir998

    Your posts are well stated.

    Thanks for standing up for the Truth and Catholic doctrine.

  • Incorruptibles?

    04/16/2016 5:36:20 PM PDT · 48 of 193
    ADSUM to heterosupremacist

    You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make the horse drink.

    Same with some posters here, their mind is made up and the Truth can’t enter and they don’t want to understand. They are here to win arguments even when their logic and Truth is missing. There are some that are reasonable and one can have a good discussion with, but I don’t recall anyone proving Catholic doctrine wrong. They are entitled to their opinion and practicing their faith as they want.

    While it may be frustrating to deal with, it just makes our understanding and faith stronger.

    Just keep Spreading the Good News and the Truth. Others may learn and seek the Truth.

  • The Whole Gospel, Please – A Reflection on a Popular Gospel Verse

    04/16/2016 3:46:38 AM PDT · 665 of 734
    ADSUM to rwa265

    I had a chance to view the video and was impressed and moved.

    It showed a very humble Jesus explaining the prophecies that foretold his suffering and His love for us by His sacrifice.

    The Kingdom of God is not by conquest but by our free will acceptance of God and our avoidance of sin.

    I hope that everyone has the opportunity to view this and spread the GOOD NEWS!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vepBqHvZ0Xs

  • The Whole Gospel, Please – A Reflection on a Popular Gospel Verse

    04/15/2016 7:42:19 PM PDT · 662 of 734
    ADSUM to imardmd1

    Thank you.

    I believe my Dad is at peace with the Lord.

    Peace be with you.

  • The Whole Gospel, Please – A Reflection on a Popular Gospel Verse

    04/15/2016 7:40:55 PM PDT · 661 of 734
    ADSUM to kosciusko51

    Thank you.

    Peace be with you.

  • The Whole Gospel, Please – A Reflection on a Popular Gospel Verse

    04/15/2016 4:31:07 PM PDT · 654 of 734
    ADSUM to Mercat

    Thank you.

    Peace be with you.

  • The Whole Gospel, Please – A Reflection on a Popular Gospel Verse

    04/15/2016 4:30:14 PM PDT · 653 of 734
    ADSUM to Legatus

    Thank you.

    Peace be with you.

  • The Whole Gospel, Please – A Reflection on a Popular Gospel Verse

    04/15/2016 4:29:29 PM PDT · 652 of 734
    ADSUM to verga

    Thank you.

    Peace be with you.

  • The Whole Gospel, Please – A Reflection on a Popular Gospel Verse

    04/15/2016 4:28:38 PM PDT · 651 of 734
    ADSUM to Mark17

    Thank you.

    Peace be with you.

  • The Whole Gospel, Please – A Reflection on a Popular Gospel Verse

    04/15/2016 4:28:05 PM PDT · 650 of 734
    ADSUM to verga

    Thank you.

    Peace be with you.

  • The Whole Gospel, Please – A Reflection on a Popular Gospel Verse

    04/15/2016 4:27:29 PM PDT · 649 of 734
    ADSUM to rwa265

    Thank you.

    Peace be with you.

  • The Whole Gospel, Please – A Reflection on a Popular Gospel Verse

    04/15/2016 12:44:50 PM PDT · 633 of 734
    ADSUM to ealgeone; Mark17; Rwa; Salvation; Mercat; verga; Legatus

    Have you ever prayed the “Our Father”?

    What do the words mean when you say this prayer to the Father?

    Our Father

    Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

    ST Jerome translated “daily bread” as “super substantial bread”.

    It is translated as supersubstantialem in the Vulgate (Matthew 6:11) and accordingly as supersubstantial in the Douay-Rheims Bible (Matthew 6:11). Early writers connected this to Eucharistic transubstantiation.

    Say an Our Father for my Dad as he died this morning.

  • The Whole Gospel, Please – A Reflection on a Popular Gospel Verse

    04/14/2016 4:27:42 PM PDT · 578 of 734
    ADSUM to metmom; EagleOne

    Your comments stretch beyond reason and credulity!

    “Then Jesus lied while on the cross and said that it was finished.,P> If He’s still being sacrificed, He never died and therefore forgiveness of sins is not given.”

    What are you trying to say? As I said before, Jesus is not dying over and over again. It is our offering to God that he completes and changes the offering of the Bread and Wine into His Body and Blood through the actions of the priest.

    _______________________________________________________

    Your comment: “the sacrifice of the mass MUST result in the shedding of blood of the sacrifice and the DEATH of the sacrifice.”

    Why? your comment is not logical.

    ________________________________________

    Your comment: “Because without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness of sins.”

    Do you understand this Bible passage (and it was repeated)?
    Or do you not accept that Christ gave the Apostles and their successors the power to forgive sins (or not to forgive sins)?

    21* [Jesus] said to them again,l “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” 22* And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them,m “Receive the holy Spirit. 23* n Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.” John 20:21-23

    Perhaps if you read the footnote you would better understand Hebres10:18

    [10:11–18] Whereas the levitical priesthood offered daily sacrifices that were ineffectual in remitting sin (Heb 10:11), Jesus offered a single sacrifice that won him a permanent place at God’s right hand. There he has only to await the final outcome of his work (Heb 10:12–13; cf. Ps 110:1). Thus he has brought into being in his own person the new covenant prophesied by Jeremiah (Jer 31:33–34) that has rendered meaningless all other offerings for sin (Heb 10:14–18).

    So the sacrifice of the Mass is the new covenant or new testament as stated in Luke 22:19-20 and Corinthians 1:23-27. Corinthians 3:16-17. indicates that the Church is a Temple of God where there are priestly ministery and sacrifice.

    Jesus told the Apostles “Do this (the Eucharist)in memory of me” He did not tell them to write this. The Last Supper was the first sacrifice of the Mass (the new Passover) and completed with the death of Jesus on Friday.

    Did you know that St Jerome translates the Our Father prayer in the Vulgate “our daily bread” as “super substantial bread” (or the Eucharist).

    So the Mass and the Eucharist have been with us since the Last Supper.

  • The Whole Gospel, Please – A Reflection on a Popular Gospel Verse

    04/14/2016 11:40:59 AM PDT · 560 of 734
    ADSUM to Mark17

    Sounds like a warped sense of humor. Do you use the female bathrooms too?

  • The Whole Gospel, Please – A Reflection on a Popular Gospel Verse

    04/14/2016 11:37:31 AM PDT · 559 of 734
    ADSUM to ealgeone

    Again, your post may list your beliefs , but proves nothing about the Mass.

    You have not responded to questions about the forgiveness of sins.

    Please explain why Jesus told the Apostles:
    John 20:21-23

    21* [Jesus] said to them again,l “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” 22* And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them,m “Receive the holy Spirit. 23* n Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.”

    If all sins are forgiven, then why did Jesus give the ability to the Apostles and their successors to forgive sins and to retain sins (some sins that are not forgiven)?

    Explain why only one of the thieves on the cross was saved.?

    If all sins were forgiven on the cross, then why does Jesus and Catholic Church require Baptism and protestants/evangelicals require “being Born again” to forgive sins?

  • The Whole Gospel, Please – A Reflection on a Popular Gospel Verse

    04/14/2016 10:33:47 AM PDT · 551 of 734
    ADSUM to ealgeone

    You are right you didn’t say anything that indicates that “the Mass is against the New testament”.

  • The Whole Gospel, Please – A Reflection on a Popular Gospel Verse

    04/14/2016 10:18:12 AM PDT · 550 of 734
    ADSUM to MHGinTN

    I have accepted the Truth as Jesus said (“Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. 54Whoever eats* my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. 55For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. 56Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him.”)

    How am I blaspheming (the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for God) by accepting the Truth.

    Perhaps you have been drinking the protestant kool-aid to back up your accusations. She called me Satan, so I good naturally stated perhaps she was the betrayer!

  • The Whole Gospel, Please – A Reflection on a Popular Gospel Verse

    04/14/2016 9:21:08 AM PDT · 545 of 734
    ADSUM to Elsie

    Are you sure that you are not one who betrayed Jesus?

  • The Whole Gospel, Please – A Reflection on a Popular Gospel Verse

    04/14/2016 9:14:27 AM PDT · 543 of 734
    ADSUM to ealgeone

    Your comment: “And we see catholics still do not understand the Mass is against the New Testament”

    How so?

  • The Whole Gospel, Please – A Reflection on a Popular Gospel Verse

    04/14/2016 9:03:07 AM PDT · 540 of 734
    ADSUM to ealgeone; metmom

    Your comment: “ Just understand this:

    but He, having offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, SAT DOWN AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD, Hebrews 10:11 “

    Please explain why Jesus told the Apostles:
    John 20:21-23

    21* [Jesus] said to them again,l “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” 22* And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them,m “Receive the holy Spirit. 23* n Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.”

    If all sins are forgiven, then why did Jesus give the ability to the Apostles and their successors to forgive sins and to retain sins (some sins that are not forgiven)?

    Explain why only one of the thieves on the cross was saved.?

    If all sins were forgiven on the cross, then why does Jesus and Catholic Church require Baptism and protestants/evangelicals require “being Born again” to forgive sins?

    For your information, The Mass is a sacrifice, an offering to God as He told us to do in His memory. Obviously Jesus does not die over and over again, but our offering to God is an unbloody sacrifice where their is a change into the Body and Blood of Christ.

    A definition, By sacrifice in the real sense is universally understood the offering of a sense-perceptible gift to the Deity as an outward manifestation of our veneration for Him and with the object of attaining communion with Him. Strictly speaking, however, this offering does not become a sacrifice until a real change has been effected in the visible gift (e.g. by slaying it, shedding its blood, burning it, or pouring it out). So Jesus completes the sacrifice through the ordained priest when the real change of Bread and Wine becomes His Body and Blood.

    Your comment: “The whole catholic position on this is utter blasphemy and shows a lack of understanding of the New Testament on this issue.”

    I disagree and your (and other) comments have not convinced me.

    I challenge you to truly understand the “whole” teaching of Jesus and not just the parts that you (or the protestants) feel are important. I want you to fully understand the Truth of Jesus. It is not about my opinion, but the Truth of Jesus.

  • Ted Cruz Could Be President—No, Seriously

    04/14/2016 5:22:55 AM PDT · 96 of 160
    ADSUM to tired&retired

    You assume rumors are true.

  • The Whole Gospel, Please – A Reflection on a Popular Gospel Verse

    04/14/2016 5:18:08 AM PDT · 527 of 734
    ADSUM to ealgeone; metmom

    I see that many still do not understand that Jesus and the Eucharist are the same and they do not have faith in the words of Jesus.

    So you do not believe or accept the words of Jesus? 57Just as the living Father sent me and I have life because of the Father, so also the one who feeds on me will have life because of me.b 58This is the bread that came down from heaven. Unlike your ancestors who ate and still died, whoever eats this bread will live forever.”

    Instead they have faith in their interpretation or opinion that may not be real faith in Jesus. Just because one states that they have faith in Jesus but reject his teachings might conclude for the Lord to question if it is true faith.

    Yes Nicodemus was told truly, truly that Baptism of water and the Holy Spirit was necessary to see the kingdom of God.
    Just as Christ was baptized and stated that it was essential for life with God.

    Yes the Apostles believed in the Eucharist and accepted the ability to change Bread and Wine into the Body and Blood of our Lord during Mass. So you make statements that Catholics skip verses of Chapter 6. Be specific as that doesn’t make sense. I could say that Protestants ignore many teachings that they disagree with (such as the Real Presence) because Catholic teachings follow what Jesus taught us.

    I am not trying to win an argument, but to share the Truth of Jesus that is important for faith in Jesus.

    God’s Peace be with you.

  • Ted Cruz Could Be President—No, Seriously

    04/13/2016 11:34:25 PM PDT · 40 of 160
    ADSUM to 2ndDivisionVet

    I want a leader that will make the right decisions to reduce the size of the federal government, cut spending, follow the constitution, etc.

    I don’t want a yes man that says what is politically correct to gain favor with the spenders of big government.

    Go Ted. We Trust you.