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Posts by cloudmountain

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  • Two More Victims Of The Retail Apocalypse: Family Dollar And Coldwater Creek

    04/20/2014 7:02:16 AM PDT · 2 of 25
    cloudmountain to SeekAndFind
    This country is famous for OVER-building, OVER-buying, OVER-speculation and OVER-the-top consumption.
    This can't come as a surprise to anyone.

    We can't spell FRUGALITY let alone practice it on any level.

  • Perilous times for the church in America (vanity)

    04/20/2014 6:52:53 AM PDT · 64 of 64
    cloudmountain to Elsie
    Sure a lot of stuff we don’t know; ain’t there!

    Darn tootin' there is.

  • Easter Conversion ‘Boom’?

    04/20/2014 6:52:14 AM PDT · 32 of 32
    cloudmountain to LurkingSince'98
    That sounds beautiful!
    HAPPY, BLESSED EASTER to you and yours.
  • Foreign doctors should face tougher exams, study says

    04/20/2014 6:51:20 AM PDT · 27 of 30
    cloudmountain to Captain Compassion
    The USA has high standards. It is that simple.
    There will be a shortage of primary care doctors who are willing to take O-Care or Medicade patients so these standards will erode. Cuban doctors make around $25 a month. HHS should ne able to rent some from Cuba cheap.
    CC

    So true.

    Thank goodness Obama falls under the two-term rule.

    It's really up to the GOP to bring forth a candidate OTHER than a Mormon. They believe that Jesus and Lucifer were brothers.
    Where, o where is there another RR?

  • Foreign doctors should face tougher exams, study says

    04/20/2014 6:46:56 AM PDT · 26 of 30
    cloudmountain to entropy12
    My kid just took the MCAT exam. It is required to get admission in a US medical school. It was quite tough and comprehensive exam. So I am confident doctors trained in US must be quit competent.

    Me too.
    My husband and I lived in Saudi Arabia for five years and the company brought in doctors from many countries OTHER than the U.S. American doctors wouldn't come near the KSA with a 10-foot pole. It was very interesting.

    When I had to see a doctor and it wasn't an emergency, I would fly home to California. I only had one emergency. I stepped on a NASTY little nail once and it got caught in my big toe.

    ========================================

    Did y’all hear about the doctor in UK who was operating on a woman with diagnosed appendicitis and removed her ovary instead? Of course the infected appendix brought her back to hospital in 2 days with severe pain, and she died in the hospital during or after another surgery. That doctor had a Muslim name and was a foreign doctor.

    Not surprising. If you think the U.K. is bad, with its Muslim doctors, you should try India where their doctors are trained there. India has a superiority complex and think that everything they are, do and make is superior to anything else in the rest of the world.
    SCARY.

  • Russia writes off 90 per cent of North Korean debt, expected to build gas pipeline (To South Korea)

    04/20/2014 6:38:47 AM PDT · 32 of 32
    cloudmountain to 353FMG
    I can't match that, but I can see that you learned VERY LITTLE about the culture. You also managed to come away with a totally negative attitude.
    Well, maybe your negativism is just who you are.

    I feel sorry for you, especially for those who have to live with you. May our good Lord bless you with a much, much better attitude in life.

  • Foreign doctors should face tougher exams, study says

    04/19/2014 8:13:35 PM PDT · 4 of 30
    cloudmountain to steve86

    The USA has high standards. It is that simple.

  • Russia writes off 90 per cent of North Korean debt, expected to build gas pipeline (To South Korea)

    04/19/2014 8:12:21 PM PDT · 30 of 32
    cloudmountain to 353FMG
    And what do you think of the “enlightened, democratically inclined” president that we replaced Saddam with? I guess you’re not reading up on the mass slaughter of Christians taking place in Iraq. The few Christians living under Saddam were not persecuted by his regime. You must be of the opinion that things in Iraq are better today except for the few car and suicide bombs going off here and there. You know nothing.

    I guess YOU are believing everything you read from the media. With that, your credibility is absolute zero.

    Mass slaughter in Iraq? You know nothing of the middle east if you believe that. There is no MASS slaughter of anything over there.

    Our media in this country are hopelessly caught up with reporting ANYTHING evil in the middle east. It is WHAT THEY DO.

    They have NEVER known anything about the middle east that wasn't put in their heads by those that hate Arabs and Muslims.

  • Willie Nelson about to become fifth degree black belt

    04/19/2014 8:05:49 PM PDT · 28 of 36
    cloudmountain to GrandJediMasterYoda
    HarHarhar.

    I can just picture it: OLD Willie floppin' around on the mat, trying to keep his belt from choking him. :o)

  • Michelle Obama Should Not Be Paid As First Lady, Says Laura Bush

    04/19/2014 5:45:24 PM PDT · 10 of 30
    cloudmountain to 2ndDivisionVet
    Hitlery Clinton (husband of the former commander-in-BRIEFS) and Michelle (you smell) Obama as president and vice-president?
    What a SICKENING thought.

    I hope the Democrats are proud of themselves.

  • Russia writes off 90 per cent of North Korean debt, expected to build gas pipeline (To South Korea)

    04/19/2014 5:41:52 PM PDT · 17 of 32
    cloudmountain to driftdiver
    True enough.
    I STILL miss Dick Cheney.

    We were overseas (Saudi Arabia) when he was vice president and I heard one of his speeches on Sadaam Hussein.

    Hussein said that the "war" was going to be the "mother of all wars." Cheney's remark referring to that statement? It seemed more like the "mother of all retreats."
    I chuckled over that for WEEKS. It was SO on the money. Hussein was a blithering idiot...the "mother of all jackasses."

    Do you remember where they found him? He was in a hidey-hole hiding from the Americans.
    All his SONS went out in a blaze of gunfire, dying in their boots with more courage than their cowardly a-hole father.

    I remember the Saudi television where they showed Hussein watching television with his family. There were all his children and grandchildren. They were watching the TORTURE of Iranian prisoners and LAUGHING. It was probably the most sickening thing I ever saw on the tube.

    Everyone in the middle east HATED him. Even my mild-mannered, gentle boss, Mohammed (of course) called him a "bad man." That was strong language for him.

  • Easter Conversion ‘Boom’?

    04/19/2014 5:31:46 PM PDT · 30 of 32
    cloudmountain to annalex
    In my observation, converts know what they are doing and very often have to overcome a significant anti-Catholic prejudice. The result is that those who complete the RCIA (the adult conversion process) have a strong faith and not likely to become tepid in their faith.

    I was in RCIA over 20 years ago and the drop rate was significant. Many would come to inquire, stay for couple of months and would not come back. I remember several “seeker” types, who had tried everything else, from Baha’i to Presbyterianism that soon were on their way again. One guy was struggling with a drug addiction and was not interested in anything but his condition. Some had a serious problem with one doctrine or another and seemed to expect that someone would tell them that the Church did not really mean it. So the weaker types have many chances to drop off.

    WELL PUT.

    They seem to be choosing God the way they would choose a car, a shirt or an entree at a restaurant.
    It's pretty sad, isn't it? They were probably brought up by their mother and father was AWOL, just absent.
    There are a million excuses, aren't there? I would NOT want to be in their shoes. I am SO GLAD that I had a father who insisted on Mass for his two daughters. We never missed.
    When I went away to college (across the bay) I would still come home on the weekends...and go to Mass. It was inculcated into me at a young enough age to "take." God bless him. I miss him still very, very much.

  • Russia writes off 90 per cent of North Korean debt, expected to build gas pipeline (To South Korea)

    04/19/2014 5:19:45 PM PDT · 12 of 32
    cloudmountain to driftdiver
    Sorry, I simply cannot stand to say or write his majestys, piss be upon him, name.

    Lol. I don't blame you.
    I ONLY do it out of respect for the OFFICE not the moron who is in it these days.

    Opps, did I just call our president a moron? :o) I DID!

  • 12 things you need to know about Holy Saturday

    04/19/2014 5:17:32 PM PDT · 8 of 8
    cloudmountain to Biggirl
    Also for those who practice it, having Easter food blessed. But also this is a day to prepare for Easter.

    For YEARS we used to go to a friend's home--former co-worker of my mother--for Easter dinner.
    His wife was of Russian descent and her mother lived up in northern California where there was a settlement a long time ago of Russians who came to northern California through the fishing industry. The Russians came so far east with their fishing boats that they settled for just a short while up north. The estuary is still called RUSSIAN RIVER.

    Anyway this Russian-descendant always served a purely Russian FEAST. I don't recall most of the dishes, though LAMB was served because it was EASTER.
    I do remember the Blini (Russian Pancakes). They WERE tasty!! YUMMERS.

    ======================

    I always go to daily Mass at our parish but there are no Masses during the Triduum and it has felt VERY strange NOT going to Mass because there AREN'T any. Very strange.

  • Russia writes off 90 per cent of North Korean debt, expected to build gas pipeline (To South Korea)

    04/19/2014 5:05:19 PM PDT · 8 of 32
    cloudmountain to driftdiver
    Its not Putins fault. Its Bam bams.

    "Bam bam"???
    Lol. Got me again!

  • Easter Conversion ‘Boom’?

    04/19/2014 4:54:08 PM PDT · 29 of 32
    cloudmountain to LurkingSince'98
    Checked the number and our little Diocese most of which is in the middle of nowhere had 500 catechumens definitely up from last year but don’t know by how much
    AMDG

    I do think God hears all 500 voices, every whisper, every soprano, mezzo soprano, tenor, bass, baritone alto, contralto and BASSO PROFUNDO!!
    EVEN the trebles: young male/female voices in the soprano range.
    EVERY single one of them!
    I go to the opera and LOVE the voices, every one of them!

  • Russia writes off 90 per cent of North Korean debt, expected to build gas pipeline (To South Korea)

    04/19/2014 4:47:00 PM PDT · 2 of 32
    cloudmountain to kronos77
    The Cold War resurfaces, thanks to the thug Putin.

    Nastrovya!

  • Easter Conversion ‘Boom’?

    04/19/2014 11:09:34 AM PDT · 13 of 32
    cloudmountain to LurkingSince'98
    Almost everyone of the catechumens that I know of are outstanding Catholics no C&Es that I know of.

    Let's hope they stay that way. I'm sure they will.

    They DID choose the "difficult" faith to follow--so many things we have to do!! :o)

  • Is Confession Biblical?

    04/19/2014 11:07:38 AM PDT · 39 of 54
    cloudmountain to NKP_Vet
    Your real beef with Tim Staples is he used to a Catholic-hating pentacostal and he converted to Catholicism, now being one of the best Catholic apologists around.

    Isn't it interesting how some of these male converts have become SUCH vocal preachers in our faith? Besides Tim Staples there are:
    SCOTT HAHN
    STEVE RAY
    They are TRULY a gift from God. THANK YOU, LORD!

    I went on one of Steve and Janet Ray's FOOTPRINTS OF GOD pilgrimages to Israel. It was THE most fabulous tour I have ever been on.
    [My husband and I lived and worked in the middle east for five years and went, oh, everywhere. WHAT a lucky woman I was!]

    Steve, being a former evangelical Baptist minister, knew his Bible backwards and forwards. He could quote chapter and verse of every place we visited. The story of his conversion was most interesting and heart rending.

    It WAS a hoot to watch him deal with the Israelis (Jewish ones) who were NOT thrilled at so many Christians, especially CATHOLICS, visiting the Holy Land.
    It was HOMERIC! There was MUCH hand-waving, much movement, turning, looking up and down and much head shaking, as in NO.
    My money was on Steve--HOMERIC!!!
    Steve always got that "extra" that he wanted us to see and visit.
    And NO, he never had to bribe. The Israelis (Jewish ones) don't take bribes and would probably would have been rather annoyed at the offer. Just a guess.

    ==================================

    Every Christian who can OUGHT to save his pennies and visit the place where our Savior lived, taught, suffered and died. That is what our plastic cards are for!
    I still get choked up when thinking of our Lord's tomb on Calvary. I kissed His tomb and placed my rosary on it.

    Side note: There is no more HILL of Calvary. The Romans took it down in the 3rd or 4th century because it had become a NUISANCE with all the Christian pilgrims.

  • Is Confession Biblical?

    04/19/2014 10:45:15 AM PDT · 35 of 54
    cloudmountain to GonzoII
    ◄ Matthew 18:18 ►

    "Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.

  • Cuban government makes Good Friday official holiday

    04/19/2014 10:38:43 AM PDT · 13 of 13
    cloudmountain to BuffaloJack
    How’s this going to look.
    An oppressive communist government makes Good Friday an official holiday and the US government does everything it can to destroy Christian holidays.

    Ironic. That is how it will look.

    It's up to the GOP and American Republicans to come up with a candidate that I will vote for.
    How COULD I vote for a Mormon? They STILL believe that Jesus and Lucifer were BROTHERS. How wrong can they be?

  • Cuban government makes Good Friday official holiday

    04/19/2014 10:35:25 AM PDT · 12 of 13
    cloudmountain to NYer
    Cubans are INCHING their way out of communism.
    GOOD for them and thank you, Holy Spirit!
  • 12 things you need to know about Holy Saturday

    04/19/2014 10:33:55 AM PDT · 4 of 8
    cloudmountain to Salvation
    A quiet time for prayer and reflection.

    I go to daily Mass and it feels VERY, very strange NOT to be going these three days. VERY strange.

  • Texas church creates 17,000-square-foot Jesus visible by planes

    04/19/2014 10:31:17 AM PDT · 61 of 92
    cloudmountain to johngrace
    If it makes people think of Jesus from picture then while thinking say a pray with meaning. It is a good thing. I asked when I was young for God if he is really there could he show me where I will know that I know for sure he exists. The things that preceded after that were miraculous. Just amazing. The littlest pray with conviction can lead to Heaven . Amen. Praise be to Jesus.

    I understand your thinking and agree with it.

    When I lived in Saudi Arabia I saw that the Muslims DID know about Jesus, ISSA.
    They showed their "respect" by having stores named after him--Issa's market. I saw "Issa cookies" too. There were no blasphemous use of His name but...c'mon.

    I would be leery of that kind of cavalier use of Jesus' name and image: too casual.
    The giant Cross? That IS inspiring because it is a THING, NOT a chalk drawing of God to be washed away, erased and/or misused. We have enough of that already from the Jesus-haters.

    Am I picking just too many nits? If so, I apologize.

    A blessed Easter to you and yours.

  • Texas church creates 17,000-square-foot Jesus visible by planes

    04/19/2014 10:24:24 AM PDT · 59 of 92
    cloudmountain to ErnBatavia
    I think it’s non-denominational, but it looks to me, also, to have a Catholic tilt............

    It has a Catholic tilt now because it is being renovated to become an Orange County cathedral. It's due to re-open as a Catholic cathedral in 2016.

    The Catholic Church in Orange County bought it in 2012 when the former owners (Protestant ministry) went bankrupt.

    Google it for more details.

  • Texas church creates 17,000-square-foot Jesus visible by planes

    04/19/2014 10:20:44 AM PDT · 57 of 92
    cloudmountain to Syncro
    A bunch of us stopped there when on a bus tour years ago.
    That place is amazing and very inspiring.

    It sure is!

    Have you been to St. Peter's at Vatican City? Impressive also, in a different way.
    It is the exact location where St. Peter died--crucified upside down. His bones are inside, one story down.

  • Texas church creates 17,000-square-foot Jesus visible by planes

    04/19/2014 10:15:53 AM PDT · 56 of 92
    cloudmountain to Maudeen

    Drunks don’t usually make much sense, do they?

  • Texas church creates 17,000-square-foot Jesus visible by planes

    04/19/2014 10:14:20 AM PDT · 55 of 92
    cloudmountain to mountn man
    You have CAPTURED his essence... Dude.
  • Texas church creates 17,000-square-foot Jesus visible by planes

    04/19/2014 10:13:10 AM PDT · 54 of 92
    cloudmountain to alancarp
    COMPLETELY unclear on the concept.
    Thank you, Mr. Boffo.
  • Easter Conversion ‘Boom’?

    04/19/2014 10:11:27 AM PDT · 11 of 32
    cloudmountain to Cicero
    God bless them. And I pray that those who have left the Church, or turned lukewarm, will see the light and return.

    Laodicean Catholics.
    YOU should know THAT one, Cicero.

  • Easter Conversion ‘Boom’?

    04/19/2014 10:08:31 AM PDT · 10 of 32
    cloudmountain to Mercat
    I’m an RCIA team member for the second year and we have twice as many including I am proud to say. my granddaughter. And now they are not catechumens but the elect. She’ll be Baptized, confirmed and receive her first communion tonight. I get chills just thinking of it.

    Congratulations to your entire family. You brought a child into the faith of our fathers. What a blessing for you.

  • Easter Conversion ‘Boom’?

    04/19/2014 10:06:40 AM PDT · 9 of 32
    cloudmountain to Salvation
    We hope these new Catholics don't end up being "C and E" Catholics, that is, those who end up going to Mass only on Christmas and Easter.

    That's an old term and I always wonder about those Catholics. WHY bother to go at all if they only go twice a year? Doesn't the 3rd commandment say "Keep holy the Lord's Day"?
    They DO know all about sins and confession. It seems pathetic to me.

    I GUESS that people decide that keeping the Sabbath holy can mean ANYTHING they want. Sigh. So sad for them.

    They usually regret it. Also, towards the end of their lives they start THINKING about eternity. We all hope that it's not "too little too late."

  • Perilous times for the church in America (vanity)

    04/19/2014 9:59:35 AM PDT · 62 of 64
    cloudmountain to Elsie
    Satan does a pretty good job with Scripture...

    Of course he does. He was an archangel, the Light Bearer.
    Imagine his arrogance, envy, hatred for God, the essence of love. For his sins, he is now the Prince of Darkness, of Evil.
    What a price he paid: his soul for eternity.

    I always wondered if God would, someday, put Satan out of his misery and do away with his existence. God created him; God can eliminate him--POOF.

  • Did the Exodus happen?

    04/19/2014 9:53:46 AM PDT · 41 of 43
    cloudmountain to SeekAndFind
    If Exodus is a story of the Israelites being the “winners” over Egypt, then I find it strange that it would record the FAILURES of her people in great detail.
    AS Prager observes in the article:
    Every other people in the world made up a grand and powerful history for themselves. They were all mighty and courageous. Jews, on the other hand, were slaves, idol worshippers, rebels and ingrates.
    In fact, Exodus is the story not only of the defeat of the Egyptian Pharoah but also of the FAILURE and DISOBEDIENCE of the people who left Egypt.
    Also, the historicity of Exodus is important to Christians because Christ IS the ultimate passover lamb who was sacrificed to satisfy the wrath of God.

    In the end, it's ALL about Jesus. At least, it is to Christians.
    SOME people do, however, focus on the history of Christianity, the Old Testament. It is important but only marginally so (my opinion only, of course) since Christianity is ALL about our savior, our Christ, Messiah--Jesus. Prager knows that too.

    To some folks the past is more important than anything. I always think that is rather sad. Our history is part of us, but our present, what we do NOW is who we are. We are products of our upbringing and we CAN always change for the better. That is part of being human.
    For some folks, however, the past is WAY too important. I think it always shows a lacuna in their life. That is a part of their personality--what happened in the past:
    when they were children
    in their school life, especially high school,
    last Christmas,
    with other folks.

    I tend NOT to be that way. I don't even think of the future much, because WHO knows...
    I TRY to focus on NOW. That, really, is all I have, isn't it?

    Thanks for the thoughtful Prager-post, SeekAndFind.
    A blessed Easter to you and yours.

  • A New Muslim Renaissance is Here

    04/19/2014 9:35:43 AM PDT · 53 of 86
    cloudmountain to House Atreides
    There are differences between Christianity and Islam that are too profound for me to swallow.
    1. Allah is alone. God is the Father, Son, Holy Spirit.

    2. Allah is merciful and compassionate, as our Father is, but our Father is also a loving father. In fact God IS love. Allah is NOT love.

    3. Allah and people have a master-slave relationship. "Abdullah" is a VERY common Arab name. It means "slave of Allah." Christians have a father-child relationship, with a most loving Father.

    4. Heaven, for Islam, is full of "houris," that is, for men and their lust. Christian heaven is unity with God.

    5. Islam has no purgatory. Catholicism does. Thank you, Lord!

    6. Islam has no savior, no communion, confession, penance whereas in Christianity we can know our savior and pray to Him. We can confess our sins, get absolution, do penance and consume the Body and Blood our our Savior.

    7. Christians have a plethora of prayers and especially the one Jesus gave us: OUR FATHER...
    Muslims have the "There is no God but Allah..." and that's it.

    8. The Muslims have the Koran which is a KNOCK-OFF of the Bible. Miriam is Mary and Issa is Jesus.
    *My husband got a Koran as a gift from one of the ARAMCO Saudis. It was the ONLY gift contractors could give ARAMCONS. It cut off ALL bribery.

    I could go one but I think I've made my point.

    ============================
    **In Saudi Arabia the name Issa is used a lot, stores, cookie brands, etc. VERY weird. It's not viewed as derogatory at all but just plain weird. Muslims consider Jesus a VERY special man who did nothing but good things...NOT the Son of God, however.

    ***My husband and I worked and lived in the Kingdom, working with Saudis, for five years. They really are just plain, ordinary Joe Schomoes from Kokomo, however, as my husband pointed out "They think differently. Their logic is middle eastern and different from ours." An understatement.

    ****My boss was the nicest, kindest, most humble man I had ever met. He had never learned to read or write as the Saudis had always 99% illiteracy. (There were no trees, thus no paper.) But as boss he had to have much information at hand...so he memorized. He could remember 15 tasks that he had to do that day. He made up for what he didn't get as a child.

    =============================

    Thanks for posting, MuaaaDIB!

  • Perilous times for the church in America (vanity)

    04/19/2014 8:58:35 AM PDT · 61 of 64
    cloudmountain to Elsie
    I see someone who wants the record of the LONGEST existing religious organization by using a narrow definition.

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2280714/posts

    The longest existing religions are probably Hinduism and Judaism. Of course, Christianity came from Judaism. And, by the way, you are right it IS a narrow definition. It has to be.

  • Perilous times for the church in America (vanity)

    04/19/2014 8:55:30 AM PDT · 60 of 64
    cloudmountain to Salvation
    I have seen that before. Did you sent that to me.
    Whichever, THANK YOU.
  • Orthodox Corruption?

    04/18/2014 7:16:33 PM PDT · 17 of 25
    cloudmountain to HiTech RedNeck
    Kremlin gremlins eh?

    Groan....

  • 'Complete lie': Pro-Russian official denies role in mysterious leaflets to Ukrainian Jews

    04/18/2014 6:17:06 PM PDT · 8 of 26
    cloudmountain to ClearCase_guy
    The flier seems about as realistic as Obama’s birth certificate.

    Good point.

  • Museum of U.S.-Nato Aggression Opens in Vladikavkaz

    04/18/2014 6:15:12 PM PDT · 7 of 27
    cloudmountain to tumblindice
    HAHAHA!

    Ya got me!!! Heeheehee, I LOVE it! The tickle and the toe twiddle.

    You are TERRIBLE!

    Heeheehee Heeheehee Heeheehee

  • Museum of U.S.-Nato Aggression Opens in Vladikavkaz

    04/18/2014 6:13:02 PM PDT · 4 of 27
    cloudmountain to Zhang Fei
    I had to look Vladikavkaz up on the map as I had never heard of it before.
    Just for curiosity, why is this of concern to you?
  • Museum of U.S.-Nato Aggression Opens in Vladikavkaz

    04/18/2014 6:11:41 PM PDT · 2 of 27
    cloudmountain to Zhang Fei

    Well! I’ll just go down to my local travel agent and book a tour there!

  • How the Pope Is Remaking the GOP

    04/18/2014 6:10:04 PM PDT · 27 of 29
    cloudmountain to ebb tide

    Good.

  • How the Pope Is Remaking the GOP

    04/18/2014 6:09:44 PM PDT · 26 of 29
    cloudmountain to ansel12
    I stand by my remarks about the Red Cross.

    My father remembered them in even a worse light during WWII and right after.

  • How the Pope Is Remaking the GOP

    04/18/2014 6:07:06 PM PDT · 24 of 29
    cloudmountain to ansel12

    And, I did go to that link.

  • How the Pope Is Remaking the GOP

    04/18/2014 6:04:55 PM PDT · 23 of 29
    cloudmountain to ansel12
    You should go to the link I posted, and then apologize for discrediting charities are not part of the Catholic church, with false claims.

    This makes no sense.

  • How the Pope Is Remaking the GOP

    04/18/2014 6:00:39 PM PDT · 21 of 29
    cloudmountain to ebb tide
    Have you given money to the USCCB’s Catholic Campaign for Human Development? It’s an annual collection in all U.S. Catholic churches.

    I didn't know what it was because I didn't know what "human development" was. I don't give for everything.
    But, maybe I did. I won't again.

    Did you?

  • Catholic Word of the Day: HEROD ANTIPAS, 04-18-14

    04/18/2014 5:57:48 PM PDT · 3 of 3
    cloudmountain to Salvation
    In A.D. 39 Herod Antipas was banished to Gaul (Luke 23:7-11).

    Gaul (Latin: Gallia) was a region of Western Europe during the Iron Age and Roman era, encompassing present day France, Luxembourg and Belgium, most of Switzerland, Northern Italy, as well as the parts of the Netherlands and Germany on the west bank of the Rhine.

    ==========================================

    I wouldn't be surprised if Herod ended up dying from a nasty disease or two from all his decades of debauchery. All his years for Rome and he ends up in the outremer of the first century. Fitting.

  • Nevada Republicans Drop Pro-life, Pro-Marriage Stand

    04/18/2014 5:49:48 PM PDT · 30 of 35
    cloudmountain to marshmallow
    Nevada Republicans Drop Pro-life, Pro-Marriage Stand Catholic News Agency 04/18/14

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    Well, that fits in with Nevada's whole image, doesn't it?

    Gambling and prostitution. How absolutely charming.
    Wouldn't YOU want your daughter and/or son involved in those?

    What a wonderful, fruitful, Christian and worthwhile way Nevada plans for the future of their children, innit?

  • Nevada Republicans Drop Pro-life, Pro-Marriage Stand

    04/18/2014 5:44:52 PM PDT · 29 of 35
    cloudmountain to Salvation

    VERY disappointing.