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Posts by Diva

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  • Christians Attacked by Gays in Castro District, San Francisco

    11/18/2008 1:39:51 AM PST · 100 of 103
    Diva to Lurker
    The miscreant who assaulted her never asked for it, didn't repent of his evil ways, and shows every indication that the behavior will continue.

    As I recall some of Christ's last words from the cross were, "Father forgive them for they know not what they do."

  • SC priest: No communion for Obama supporters

    11/15/2008 2:58:18 AM PST · 117 of 194
    Diva to Secret Agent Man
    Well, an important thing to consider about all of this, is that if the priests and bishops do not do this, and they knowingly give these unrepentant people communion, they are also guilty of allowing them to partake in communion, and taking damnation upon themselves.

    Except for two things.

    1 How does a priest know if someone voted for Obama unless the person tells him and

    2 Even if he knows they did he may not know if they have been to Confession or what they Confessed.

    All a priest can do about this is teach, preach and warn. If a Catholic wants to take Communion with grave sin on his soul the priest cannot stop them.

    High profile politicians who support abortion are a different matter. The priest is reasonably assured that this individual is using religion and has not stopped supporting a grave evil.

  • SC priest: No communion for Obama supporters

    11/15/2008 2:46:53 AM PST · 116 of 194
    Diva to Balding_Eagle
    Call me stunned. Finally.

    I suspect it is happening all over. I say this because I have heard several priests in this diocese (Detroit) say basically the same thing.

  • Effort to Steal Consecrated Hosts Thwarted by Priest

    11/13/2008 4:23:47 AM PST · 27 of 63
    Diva to Guyin4Os
    How can one “steal” a wafer that is given to one?

    At my Church we receive by intinction and so on the tongue during a Novus Ordo Mass. One Sunday a parishioner noticed a woman letting fall the Eucharist she had just received from the priest onto her hand and then proceed to the exit. The parishioner followed her and told her she would have to consume the Host before leaving the Church.

    Receiving in the hand IMHO makes this a lot easier to do and one reason it shouldn't be allowed but... I don't want to get into an argument about something that is allowed. All of us Catholics need to be watchful as there are people out there who want to get their hands on Consecrated Hosts.

  • What America Has Done (Was the election about racial equality or the right to life?)

    11/09/2008 4:42:22 AM PST · 38 of 68
    Diva to thesetruths
    This election was NOT about healing, triumph, or a promise etched in gold. This election was not “a great thing.”

    Her point is that for many it was. You can call them stupid but at least I can understand a black Protestant in Detroit voting for Obama but I definitely cannot understand a white Catholic in the suburbs.

  • Priests Say it in Plain English: "Catholics Cannot Vote for Obama"

    11/02/2008 1:39:22 PM PST · 50 of 57
    Diva to sneakers

    The problem has been that too many Catholics convince themselves (often with the help of misguided priests), that abortion is just one of many equal issues. In point of fact it is the most important issue because without the right to life there is no right to anything else. Many many more Catholic bishops have been stepping up to say this very thing and I am glad to hear it. But, I hope it isn’t too late for the average Catholic who has been left to his own devices when it comes to proper catechesis since and probably even before Vatican II. It is going to take many years to un-do the damage done since the 1960s.

  • For McCain supporters, it can be a rough town - Ann Arbor

    11/02/2008 10:50:48 AM PST · 33 of 35
    Diva to Rummyfan
    Ann Arbor is right up there alongside Berkeley as far as lefty looney-tune communities go.

    Don't forget Royal Oak, holy cow about every sign in my neighborhood is Obama more than in the Detroit neighborhood where I teach!!

    Guy at my parish today told me to be careful as he worries there will be a riot (in Royal Oak) if McCain pulls off a slim victory. I told him not to worry as the lefties here are too lazy.

  • The Obama Bubble Could Cost the Democrats

    11/02/2008 3:09:06 AM PST · 43 of 50
    Diva to chuckles
    "How is it Christians would vote for an abortionist?"

    How is it that anyone would vote for a pro-death candidate? Without the right to life there are no rights at all.

    Unfortunately, I think a number of these people believe he is pro-life. I was listening to a radio program a few weeks ago, wish I could remember the hosts name, but he played a rather interesting clip from a Howard Stern program which demonstrates the blind allegiance to Obama. The deal was an interviewer went out to the streets in a very pro-Obama area, I think it was Harlem, and engaged the folks in talk about Obama and McCains policies only flipping them. One of those issues was abortion and McCain was painted as the abortionist and Obama pro-life. None of these people had a clue they were being set up. But they sure were convinced Obama was the guy for them and being pro-life was correct because Obama was "for it."

    It's rather sad to say the least. And believe me I dislike Stern but he got them good with this one, I wonder why. I doubt seriously he is for McCain, I suspect if he supports anyone it is Obama but perhaps neither.

  • [Rush] Limbaugh Predicts McCain Victory

    10/31/2008 5:51:53 PM PDT · 20 of 63
    Diva to Lady GOP

    Very good.

  • The MSM loses its mind over undocumented plumbers(MSM Lies Joe's boss does have license)

    10/17/2008 4:10:17 AM PDT · 72 of 78
    Diva to HerrBlucher
    Is it even possible for democrats to find a more repulsive candidate?

    But he doesn't come across as repulsive to those who want to believe the lie. He comes across as an educated caring individual. If he was repulsive no one would vote for him.

  • Hammer JohnMcCain.Com Comment Section! DEMAND MCCAIN STOP THE SISSY TALK!

    10/10/2008 6:43:53 PM PDT · 87 of 106
    Diva to Onerom99

    Never was a big McCain fan but you sir are an ass. If nothing else the man served his country and deserves some respect...who the hell are you!?

  • Judge sentences rap fan to Bach, Beethoven

    10/10/2008 4:20:44 AM PDT · 45 of 45
    Diva to TrueKnightGalahad


  • Good News for the [Catholic] Liturgy

    10/09/2008 4:28:00 AM PDT · 7 of 19
    Diva to Salvation

    I hear yesterday that the Eucharistic Prayers for children are out.

  • Michigan Republicans oppose McCain pullout

    10/05/2008 3:32:45 AM PDT · 6 of 35
    Diva to jerry557

    Well if it’s off the list for McCain then why are there so many Obama adds on TV? Why is Obama spending so much in the state?

  • Palin's Small Town Snobbery

    10/02/2008 7:24:54 AM PDT · 67 of 87
    Diva to A Strict Constructionist
    I would bet on the SEC particularly in football.

    Living in Michigan I guess I should be a big ten fan but darn... I lived my youth in New Orleans and went to LSU so I am in total agreement with you!

  • Abandoned Saginaw home sells for $1.75 on eBay

    10/02/2008 7:19:33 AM PDT · 34 of 41
    Diva to Dudoight
    About 6 weeks ago I attended a deaconate ordination at the Cathedral in Saginaw. The Cathedral is not in the best of neighborhoods but neither is it a ghetto or at least it didn't look like a ghetto. As I had never been to Saginaw before and had to go secondary roads the map inside my head was not clear. When the ordination was over and I set out for my return trip I got turned around and wound up in some neighborhoods that were tough shall we say. Abandoned homes, businesses shut down and more importantly for me I was just lost. Now the area I was lost in wasn't tough like some of the areas in Detroit where children are no where to be seen and houses are falling down after years of multiple fires and decay, but definitely worrisome. I had to go back to the Cathedral and get new instructions, I was okay after that.

    If you are planning on living in or visiting a city you need to find out information about where things are located that might cause you some trouble. Areas where the current gang is in control and there are many break ins and people are being shot. This isn't racism. There are dangerous places in any city, and unfortunately many places in some cities. Places that decent people to not go into...white or black.

  • Abandoned Saginaw home sells for $1.75 on eBay

    10/02/2008 5:35:30 AM PDT · 22 of 41
    Diva to itsthejourney

    Up here in Michigan I have been watching an interesting trend...well perhaps not a trend, say a minor social miracle. People in the suburbs of Detroit who have been hit hard by job and home loss have been moving back into the city. It seems they need some sort of anchor, in this case a Catholic church that has weathered the great flight out of the city, but they are now willing to give Detroit a chance. Yes, they give it a chance out of desperation but then that is sometimes how real change happens, tentatively. Most of the homes, well built for cold winters, can be had for the price of the taxes or for under $10,000. Homes that would sell anywhere else in suburban Detroit for 100,000 to 150,000 dollars, (not now perhaps but less than a year ago), are being purchased and fixed up. I hope this phenomena continues. Detroit gets slammed all the time but there are still great people in this beleaguered city who work hard and try to improve their neighborhoods.

  • Palin's Small Town Snobbery

    10/02/2008 5:13:22 AM PDT · 23 of 87
    Diva to Kaslin

    Sounds like this guy is searching for an excuse to complain about Palin.

  • Bill Clinton Defends John McCain’s Debate Decision– Blames Dems For Meltdown!

    09/29/2008 2:44:56 AM PDT · 20 of 30
    Diva to Lorianne

    They don’t want Obama to win because Hilary wants to run in four years.

  • Clinging to Her Religion: The faith journey of Sarah Palin, 'Bible-believing Christian.'

    09/20/2008 3:33:28 AM PDT · 21 of 73
    Diva to Salvation
    Catholic Ping. Now we know why she is so strong on pro-life issues. She was brought up this way until her teen years!

    Being a Catholic myself I would like to think so but I know too many "Catholics" who are not. Also, I have known many Evangelicals, Baptists, Pentecostals who are pro-life. I am just glad she has remained a Christian and is anti-death, not easy to be sometimes.