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Posts by Krista33

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  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali advocates social reform in Muslim countries ( seventh anniversary of 9/11 )

    09/10/2008 11:33:10 AM PDT · 3 of 7
    Krista33 to george76

    I read her book, “Infidel”. Courageous woman. She will always lead a tough life.

  • CNBC says it's PALIN!!!!!

    08/29/2008 7:38:13 AM PDT · 147 of 183
    Krista33 to Red_Devil 232

    Fox news is definitely calling it official now. It is Sarah Palin.

  • Pelosiís spokesman responds with more gobbledygook, quotes Augustine again

    08/26/2008 8:12:34 PM PDT · 14 of 27
    Krista33 to Pyro7480

    Where’s Laura Ingraham? She can’t stand it when Pelosi goes off on her mother/grandmother rants... “I’m a mother and a grandmother”... How many times are we going to hear that?

  • Pelosi, Abortion & St. Augustine - UPDATED

    08/25/2008 3:07:06 PM PDT · 13 of 29
    Krista33 to doug from upland

    I heard this whole thing on the radio Sunday and I wanted to scream!!! With all due respect madam speaker, the Roman Catholic Church is very clear and very sure where life begins. It’s conception! And she said, quite clearly, that she considers herself “an ardent Catholic”....Lest I be the first to cast a stone, but I think she might be a little blind on this one issue...

  • McCotter: Stop Pelosi Now!

    08/20/2008 7:22:23 PM PDT · 8 of 10
    Krista33 to Free ThinkerNY

    Go McCotter! I’m still praying the GOP is watching him!!!

  • Doctors Worry Organ Donors Not Dead ( Pro-Life Alert! )

    08/16/2008 7:55:25 AM PDT · 5 of 17
    Krista33 to DieHard the Hunter

    For this very reason, I have NOT signed up as an organ donor. But I have made it very clear to my husband that I do want to be a donor. But I want HIM to make that decision. I do not want any doctors being too quick with the knife! I figure with modern technology he can be by my bedside within hours no matter where he is... I’ve read to many stories where bad things happen.

  • Yep, Global Warming is Here Fer Shurr...

    08/15/2008 8:02:14 AM PDT · 25 of 35
    Krista33 to dirtboy

    Same thing over here in Idaho. Last weekend highs in the low 80s...all next week highs will be in the low 80s. Our normal August weather is usually around 105!!! It’s been our local joke “What Global Warming???”

  • Murderess Mary Winkler Gets Her Kids Back

    08/04/2008 3:14:29 PM PDT · 13 of 35
    Krista33 to PercivalWalks

    Whether or not he abused her, she’s unstable and should not be raising her daughters. What is she going to do when they make her made when they are teenagers? Put a gun to their heads too?

  • "I have become a symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions."

    07/30/2008 8:01:00 AM PDT · 14 of 46
    Krista33 to imintrouble

    Yeah, I just looked it up at the library and I am number 25 in the multi-library queue! Must be popular....

  • What Are You Reading Now? - My Quarterly Inquiry

    07/03/2008 8:48:00 AM PDT · 18 of 258
    Krista33 to MplsSteve

    Just finished “Snowflower and the Secret Fan” by Lisa See about womens’ life in 18th century China. (which was excellent) Am reading “She’s Come Undone”, which is a little racy for this traditional Catholic girl... I am not a Wally Lamb fan.

  • China Slams US [Republican] Lawmakers for Olympics Criticism

    07/02/2008 11:03:11 AM PDT · 12 of 19
    Krista33 to Krista33

    excuse me, Rep. McCotter.

  • China Slams US [Republican] Lawmakers for Olympics Criticism

    07/02/2008 11:00:58 AM PDT · 11 of 19
    Krista33 to Mr. Mojo

    Have you heard Sen. McCotter’s speech on youtube about this? Kind of long, but he’s spot on! I certainly hope the GOP has their eye on McCotter... I do.

    I don’t know how to do links to youtube, but I”ll try... the end of the speech is wonderful.

  • Deputies Find Missing 3-Year-Old Protected By Family's Pet Dogs

    06/28/2008 8:15:45 AM PDT · 7 of 45
    Krista33 to DannyTN


    I have three boys. I made the mistake of letting them watch wholesome Little House on the Prairie. I went to do a load of laundry and found them chopping a tree down in our backyard! They said that Pa Ingalls had built his home so they could build one too. They were 7, 5, and 3 at the time. Mind you, they had to climb on each other’s shoulders to get to the ax in the garage.

  • St. Anthony Residents Shocked after 10-Year-Old Gives Birth

    06/10/2008 4:21:30 PM PDT · 18 of 25
    Krista33 to EggsAckley

    That would be St. Anthony, Idaho, unfortunately...

  • Pope Ground Zero prayer seeks terrorists' redemption

    04/10/2008 8:14:30 AM PDT · 14 of 33
    Krista33 to Emperor Palpatine

    I guess I’ll pray for you too! ;)

    (And before you start lambasting me, I’m teasing, okay!)

  • Pope Ground Zero prayer seeks terrorists' redemption

    04/10/2008 7:44:48 AM PDT · 9 of 33
    Krista33 to NYer

    Brilliant man!

    I was just talking about this with my boys (ages 10, 8, and 6) on the way to Catholic School this morning! I told them how I even pray for Osama Bin Laden.

    I am going to print this article out for them. I knew there was a reason we were talking about this today.

  • The "dirt" on Fred!! (and every other 2008 candidate)

    01/15/2008 8:25:13 AM PST · 8 of 34
    Krista33 to Joann37

    Huckabee is missing too...

  • Unlocking the Convert's Heart

    11/10/2007 8:51:43 AM PST · 27 of 141
    Krista33 to WileyPink

    Oh my... this again?

    Next time someone asks you to pray for them, tell them you can’t because apparently there are no intercessors according to this viewpoint.

    Catholics do not pray TO saints they ask them to pray for us...just like people ask you to pray for them. We believe in the “communion of all holy people”, whether dead or alive.

    “...pray for me to the Lord our God”

  • Mark Brumley on what unites and divides Catholics and Evangelicals

    11/06/2007 3:36:12 PM PST · 4 of 10
    Krista33 to NYer

    Well, as a cradle Catholic married to a Southern Baptist who has faithfully attended the Catholic church for 13 years now, but whose family remains strong Southern Baptists.... all I can say is— I personally have been trying to bridge this gap for a long time!

    —It took the first four years to prove that I didn’t worship the devil and that I was not an alcoholic. Then it took four more years to get them to attend a Mass with us. And now that they have grandchildren going through First Holy Communion (which they have flown across the country to attend!)-—I can say, we are making progress!!!

  • How do you reconcile your faith and Halloween?

    10/31/2007 8:44:29 AM PDT · 25 of 50
    Krista33 to Alex Murphy

    Celebrating Halloween is as much worshipping the Devil as Santa Claus and opening gifts at Christmas is worshipping Jesus.

  • Idaho nudists leave their clothing at the gate

    07/05/2007 6:51:36 AM PDT · 1 of 80
  • Woman sues US prison over son's 86-minute execution

    07/03/2007 8:23:24 AM PDT · 1 of 83
  • Do You Call Mary "Blessed"?

    04/10/2007 11:43:04 AM PDT · 68 of 157
    Krista33 to fatboynic

    “You are NOW able to pray for yourself...directly to the throne.”

    Well, there goes all those prayer chains in the protestant churches! We don’t need to pray for each other anymore! :)

  • Do You Call Mary "Blessed"?

    04/10/2007 10:31:28 AM PDT · 64 of 157
    Krista33 to visually_augmented

    Yes, we revere the old testament saints as well:

    Catholic Prayers
    Litany to Old Testament Saints
    Lord, have mercy on us.
    Christ, have mercy on us.
    Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us.
    Christ, graciously hear us.
    God the Father of Heaven,
    Have mercy on us.
    God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
    Have mercy on us.
    God the Holy Spirit,
    Have mercy on us.
    Holy Trinity, One God,
    Have mercy on us.
    God of Abraham,
    Have mercy on us.
    God of Bethel, (El Bethel)
    Have mercy on us.
    Mighty One of Jacob,
    Have mercy on us.
    God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,
    Have mercy on us.
    God Almighty, (El Shaddai)
    Have mercy on us.
    God the Most High, (El-Elyon)
    Have mercy on us.
    Have mercy on us.

    Archangel Michael,
    Pray for us.
    Archangel Gabriel,
    Pray for us.
    Archangel Raphael,
    Pray for us.
    All you holy angels and archangels,
    Pray for us.
    Pray for us.
    All you holy people before the flood,
    Pray for us.
    Pray for us.
    Pray for us.
    Pray for us.
    Pray for us.
    All you holy patriarchs,
    Pray for us.
    Pray for us.
    All you holy priests,
    Pray for us.
    Pray for us.
    Pray for us.
    All you holy leaders,
    Pray for us.
    Pray for us.
    All you holy kings,
    Pray for us.
    Pray for us.
    Pray for us.
    All you holy men,
    Pray for us.
    Pray for us.
    Pray for us.
    Pray for us.
    Pray for us.
    Pray for us.
    Pray for us.
    Pray for us.
    Pray for us.
    Pray for us.
    All you holy women,
    Pray for us.
    Pray for us.
    Pray for us.
    Pray for us.
    Pray for us.
    Pray for us.
    Pray for us.
    Pray for us.
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    All you holy prophets,
    Pray for us.
    Pray for us.
    Pray for us.
    Pray for us.
    Pray for us.
    Pray for us.
    All you holy martyrs and heroic witnesses,
    Pray for us.

    All you holy men and women, Old Testament saints of God,
    Make intercession for us.
    Be merciful,
    Spare us, O Lord.
    Be merciful,
    Graciously hear us, O Lord.

    From all evil,
    O Lord, deliver us.
    From all sin,
    O Lord, deliver us.
    From breaking Your Commandments,
    O Lord, deliver us.
    From falling away from the Faith,
    From doubting Your Word,
    O Lord, deliver us.
    From denying Your Name,
    O Lord, deliver us.
    From fear of proclaiming Your Name,
    O Lord, deliver us.
    From lack of sincere repentance,
    O Lord, deliver us.
    From losing hope,
    O Lord, deliver us.
    From fear of fraternal correction,
    O Lord, deliver us.
    From doubt of Your Power,
    O Lord, deliver us.
    From all false desires,
    O Lord, deliver us.
    From lack of zeal in Your service,
    O Lord, deliver us.

    We sinners,
    We implore You, hear us.
    That we continue to walk by faith,
    We implore You, hear us.
    That we witness to You regardless of human respect,
    We implore You, hear us.
    That we grow in love for Your Holy Word,
    We implore You, hear us.
    That we appreciate the blessing of having children,
    We implore You, hear us.
    That we overcome evil by the power of good,
    We implore You, hear us.
    That we who have more respond more,
    We implore You, hear us.
    That the Jewish nation will recognize You,
    We implore You, hear us.
    That all non-Christians will come to the Light,
    We implore You, hear us.
    That You would give eternal rest to the faithful departed,
    We implore You, hear us.
    That You would grant my special intention,
    We implore You, hear us.

    Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,
    Spare us, O Lord.
    Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,
    Graciously hear us, O Lord.
    Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,
    Have mercy on us. Amen.

  • Do You Call Mary "Blessed"?

    04/10/2007 10:14:15 AM PDT · 63 of 157
    Krista33 to Always Right

    This is really an endless argument. Non-Catholics rarely understand the reverence given to Mary. Basically because there is a clear division in what we call ‘community’. Catholic Christian community consists of those living AND dead. We worship together... so for us to ask her to pray for us is no different than me asking you to pray for me, other than she probably has a better ‘in’ with God. :)

    I was born and raised a Catholic, I never once thought for even a moment that I was worshipping Mary, or that she was anywhere near what God is. It seems to me only non-Catholics have that problem. And I have lots of personal experience since I married a Southern Baptist! He had all the same issues, it’s been about 17 years since he started going to Mass with me and he now does not have those issues, because he sees it for what it is and understands it.

  • CA: No love lost on ferrets, poll finds

    03/31/2007 3:24:49 PM PDT · 12 of 15
    Krista33 to CounterCounterCulture

    As a loving ferret owner, I think California needs to wake up. But then, it's California, so I guess I understand the lunacy.

  • Al Gore the Favorite for Nobel Peace Prize

    03/30/2007 7:31:44 AM PDT · 7 of 57
    Krista33 to yankeedame

    And yet he's done nothing about his energy sucking mansion... did they not get the memo?

  • Group protests GOP club's flyer

    03/26/2007 7:26:38 AM PDT · 1 of 11
  • Leave nursing mothers alone!

    11/28/2006 10:37:15 AM PST · 23 of 38
    Krista33 to smpb

    Not always easily done. I absolutely could not cover up and nurse at the same time. I actually had to hold myself like a bottle to nurse my boys. I tried many times to do this covered up, all it did was make for a very unhappy baby. I had to nurse on airplanes. I did my best to keep my shirt down as far as it would go and I tried to sit in a window seat away from everyone. But I am sure that someone could see something from some angle. None of my boys could take a bottle either. So I didn't have any choice, other than to starve my babies while flying across the country. I get really tired of hearing people say "Oh, it's just easy to throw a towel or a blanket over you"... unless you've walked in the shoes of a nursing mom, you can't say that.

    Just another viewpoint....

  • Ritalin is Poison

    10/28/2006 9:32:17 AM PDT · 32 of 86
    Krista33 to ukie55

    I think kids need to have plenty of exercise... However, my son plays private club soccer.. 2 hour practices three times a week, he is in taekwondo, and sings in the choir. If we didn't medicate him he still would never sleep. He requires no sleep. Even as a four month old infant he took TWO 20 MINUTE naps a day!!!! It was crazy.

    And to the person who thought I called him/her a liar. I apologize. It was not my intention. I just think until people have walked a mile in our shoes, you can't judge.

  • Ritalin is Poison

    10/27/2006 3:10:29 PM PDT · 17 of 86
    Krista33 to TN4Bush

    Amen. My oldest son has never been near a government school. I ask the critics to live a day in our lives and then say there is no such thing... Unfortunately, he does not tolerate any stimulants, so we are fumbling along with other meds as best we can. And we never fail to tell our son about all the incredibly intelligent, successful people who have it. It can be an asset.

    I'm sick to death of hearing people try to discount it. And there isn't any form of discipline that will resolve the issues, believe me, I've tried. You could beat him to death, it simply isn't an issue of wills.

  • The Catholic Church is here to stay

    09/02/2006 10:43:42 AM PDT · 73 of 73
    Krista33 to NoFoxholeAthiests

    Not to be picky here, but the Rev. Samuel Parris who put to death many innocent people accused of witchcraft in the Salem witch days, was a Protestant Christian. Oh, and the Ku Klux Klan also claims to be Protestant Christian. And what about the thousands and thousands of people put to death in Protestant Germany after the Reformation because of 'witchcraft'?

    Somehow the Catholic Church is always judged by the actions of a few of its so-called members, but no other church is... I don't understand that.

    Do I believe those 'Protestants' who commited horrible crimes like that to be christian? If I am permitted to judge for a moment... no way. Would protestants claim them in their 'church'? I doubt it. I am intelligent enough to understand that even if someone claims to be a Christian, their actions might not mesh with that. I do not condemn all of Protestantism for this... Why are Catholics persecuted this way?

  • The 'Baptist Pope'

    08/25/2006 9:53:02 AM PDT · 4 of 9
    Krista33 to Claud

    One of my best friends, a strong faithful Bible Christian (she has been a wonderful faith teacher for me!) will go to Mass once in awhile. One of her comments that she says about Protestant churches is that they have lost the 'reverence'. She loves the reverence that is observed at a Catholic Mass. We learn a lot from eachother. I've learned tons of scripture and she's learned how to fall on her knees and humble yourself before God.

  • Take Back the Church? (dissenting catholic organizations)

    08/21/2006 9:35:23 AM PDT · 18 of 45
    Krista33 to VidMihi

    With all due respect. I don't believe you can compare marriage and the doctrine of the church. It's apples and oranges. I happen to agree with this priest. I don't think the church should compromise. Some of the issues that dissenting catholics want changed are things like accepting homosexuality. Should the church change even when it goes against scripture? No way.

  • Take Back the Church? (dissenting catholic organizations)

    08/21/2006 9:03:52 AM PDT · 11 of 45
    Krista33 to NYer

    The priest at a local parish here said in one of his homilies a while ago that "it used to be that when people had a problem with the Catholic church....they left. We call them Protestants. Now, they stay, and they complain and they want the Church to change. If you don't like the doctrine of the Catholic church, you shouldn't campaign to have it changed."

  • I Had a Dream: The Music of Palestrina and Gregory the Great Had Come Back

    08/17/2006 4:24:33 PM PDT · 2 of 4
    Krista33 to Krista33

    I just saw this and thought it was interesting. Not sure if it's already been posted though! Sorry if it has!

  • I Had a Dream: The Music of Palestrina and Gregory the Great Had Come Back

    08/17/2006 4:23:41 PM PDT · 1 of 4
  • Biblical Dispute Questions Meaning of 'Evangelical'

    08/17/2006 10:45:10 AM PDT · 13 of 21
    Krista33 to Frumanchu

    I'm up to my eyeballs right now studying all the millennialstic views. Actually I think the biggest problem with postmillennialism is that it requires all the people of earth to be christianized before the second coming. I don't see anything scripturally or apostolically that supports that.

    Of course I think I have bigger problems with being dispensational. Christ's church IS the new Israel. The support for two different outcomes at the end times (one for the people of Isreal and one for the Gentile church) is weak. I am now reading where the move is from this view to 'progressive dispensationalism". That makes me wonder if even its own proponents see issues with it.

    I defnitely lean toward amillennialism. Probably because of my Catholic viewpoint, but I did try to remain very open minded, as does the Catholic Church in this area, they seem to support amillennialism. However, no formal doctrinal decrees have been made.

  • Can traditions contradict God's completed Word?

    08/15/2006 10:45:15 AM PDT · 111 of 298
    Krista33 to dangus

    All the books of the Bible, all bibles, are there because the Catholic church weeded through all the written works that were floating out there during those times and made cross references to what did not concur with Apostalic Tradition. If what was written did not agree with Apostalic Tradition it wasn't put in the Bible. So I would have to say that, like it or not, Sola Scriptura is based on Catholic Tradition.

  • Can traditions contradict God's completed Word?

    08/15/2006 10:25:52 AM PDT · 106 of 298
    Krista33 to WriteOn

    very powerful! Thank you for that outline!

    I think a lot of this argument stems from the misunderstanding of Tradition. There's a difference between Tradition and tradition. Tradition being the oral word of God passed down through the apostles. The only scripture the apostles had to go on was Old Testament. This is only logical. Which is why as much as I study I see no way that sola scriptura works. The bible did just appear the day after Jesus was resurrected... what were the apostles doing after that? Preaching...the ORAL word of God. That is what the Catholic church teaches of Sacred Tradition. They were only forced to write things down when heretics decided to not believe in those Tradition teachings. That's why there is such a strong belief among Protestants that things were 'made-up'. Nope, they were always there, they just weren't in contention until someone decided to start a new line of thinking and the church was forced to write it down.

    I have done many bible studies, all protestant bible studies. All made my Catholic faith stronger. For me, and I am speaking for me here... for me, Sola Scriptura = Anarchy. "if I don't like the way you interpret something, I'll just start my own church"... and 500 years later we have how many thousands of denominations? To interpret scripture without Tradition scares the daylights out of me. It's how we end up with 'christian denominations' saying homosexuality is okay... because they decide that the holy spirit gave them the authority to interpret scripture themselves. How scary it would be if the the American public were allowed to take the Constitution and interpret any way they want...they could start all different kinds of local governments... surely it would weaken us.

    However, as logical as that all seems to me. I really don't think God wants us fighting over it. I love C.S. Lewis' "Mere Christianity". His analogy to the "Hall" of Christians. Our goal as Christians should be, by our actions, to guide people to that hall. The doors from the hall should not be argued over lest we scare any nonbelievers completely away.

    I continue to have strong relationships with my Protestant friends. We learn from each other.

  • Friday, August 11, 2006 Music ministers urged to emphasize unity, not agendas

    08/14/2006 11:10:15 AM PDT · 30 of 31
    Krista33 to AnAmericanMother

    Let's see, yes on the Didemata, Palestrina and Beethoven's 9th with the religious words. Ubi Caritas is Rosania. Taste and See is Hurd (1950)

    And it is the word change for "Jesu, Joy of OUR desiring" We do seem to use the 'alternate' text for those pieces that have it (like in the Prayer of St. Francis) The rest are pieces from Haugen, Haas, Farrell...

    again, it's a mix, at least in our church. Of course, that is just for our choir. We are the traditional 4-part choir. There is also a gospel choir, a more contemporary choir, and a Life teen mass with it's own music. Just depends on what time you go!

    Our choir also does some gospel too, some of my favorite music is from that genre (Deep River, Don't Be Worried).

    ...and *gasp* I personally have used the tamborine! Sending song "Soon and Very Soon"....

    I guess I just love music and as I have said in other threads... the Lord knows what is in your heart. If you sing the music, whatever the music is, with your eyes set on God, He will know.

    Also I have never seen anyone waving their hands around frantically when they were cantoring. Just a gentle hand raise.

  • Friday, August 11, 2006 Music ministers urged to emphasize unity, not agendas

    08/14/2006 8:52:26 AM PDT · 28 of 31
    Krista33 to AnAmericanMother

    I guess I see "Gather Us In" as a calling for us to come together as the body of Christ. The Catholic Church teaches that we are a communion of people, called together to give worship and praise to God. We use this only as an entrance hymn. The song calls all the broken people (lost and forsaken, rich, proud, haughty, blind, lame)-is that giving us praise or admitting we are sinners? The song asks for teaching in how to make our hearts meek and humble, to bring our fears to God. Only he has the peace that we need (I'm thinking of Phil. 4)

    What do we sing? Well, here is a sample schedule from May.

    Gath: Jesus is Risen
    Gifts: Come Taste and See
    Comm: (1) Ubi Caritas (2) Christians Let us Love
    Sending: Allelua! Alleluia! Let the Holy Anthem Rise

    Gather: The Strife is O'er.
    Gifts: We have been Told
    Comm: (1) Taste and See (2) Jese, Joy of Our Desiring
    Sending: Rain Down (I have to say, I can't stand this one!) :)

    Gather: Crown him with Many Crowns
    Gifts: Now is the Time
    Comm: (1) All that is Hidden (2) We Remember
    Sending: Alleluia! Alleluia! (hymn to Joy)

    For Pentecost our gathering was the chant "Veni Sancte Spiritus"

    That's what I mean by a mix...

    I guess my point is that both types of music have a time and place. I do agree that there is too much emphasis on 'me, me, me' in our society today, and it seems to have infiltrated our churches. Too many 'feel good' churches out there, I think it is used as a ploy to get people in the building.

  • Friday, August 11, 2006 Music ministers urged to emphasize unity, not agendas

    08/14/2006 7:18:18 AM PDT · 23 of 31
    Krista33 to AnAmericanMother

    We sing a combination of both the old and the new. Our music liturgy tries to align itself with whatever the scripture readings are for that day. As my choir director was telling me last night, it can be difficult to find old music that aligns itself with the scriptures for the day. Maybe the move is more toward an emphasis on the scriptures rather than the mass parts? Or am I wrong to assume that the old music did not do this? I don't profess to be an expert in that area. I am trying to think how "Panis Angelicus" fits into scripture (I'm sure it must) but I think you can definitely see scripture in the newer music, it's almost word for word. I have sung my whole life. I have a great love for the great old hymns, the great latin pieces. I love that they magnify God. I would be fine with just singing that. However, I am not sure that everyone would feel that way. You aren't going to please everyone all of the time. I will say though, that when I see things like "Paroties of the new hymns". I do not find it funny. I find it very unchristian and judgmental. (And forgive me Lord, because that statement is probably just as judgemental). I think there is a better way to make a point. When people start lowering themselves to that kind of mockery it makes me want to shut my ears. If there is a want, a need, to go back to the original music of the church. Let's find a mature path there. When we make fun and change lyrics in that music, it is no different than mocking scripture itself. And my body would tremble in fear of God doing that.

    I'm sure I'll get ripped a new seam for stating these things. And I am not trying to cause problems. I'm just not sure that it is the message that you want to convey. If I were a non-christian and I saw that kind of thing in the church, I would run. As Christians, our actions speak very loudly.

    I too, am a big believe that choirs are not performers. I cringe every time someone claps at the end of mass! The glory and praise go to God alone. But if the music can bring people closer to God, if the music causes someone to study more, to go home and pray more.. then I see that only as a good thing in God's eyes.

    Okay, so that's the other side of the story. Please don't think that I don't understand the push for a return to the old music. I'm just not sure the way to do it is through bashing the new.

    This message is a general one and not targeted to any one person! I'm not trying to offend anybody!!! :)

  • Friday, August 11, 2006 Music ministers urged to emphasize unity, not agendas

    08/13/2006 2:34:14 PM PDT · 14 of 31
    Krista33 to Carolina

    I have sung in my church choir for 11 years. I never knew there was such disdain for what we are singing! I have to say that our director does a good mix of the old and the new. We sing a lot of "Panis Agelicus", "Ave Verum", and "Veni Jesu". Not to mention during Lent, much of the Mass itself is done in latin. We use chants during Holy Saturday mass. But everything is mixed with the new as well. I will have to keep my ears open, to see if anyone is complaining at our church!

  • Believing the Unbelievable (the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist)

    08/12/2006 7:21:22 AM PDT · 3 of 54
    Krista33 to NYer

    Amen, Amen! As a cradle catholic, I have always believed this but I didn't have a deep understanding of it until recently. I have done a few protestant bible studies (Beth Moore studies). My Catholic friends were worried that I would be 'swayed', it did nothing except deepen my Catholic faith. Especially when we were studying old testament and the manna that came down from heaven. The light bulb went off.. God did NOT send SYMBOLIC manna, he sent real food, true food to them. That is what Jesus was trying to tell us about himself! It's exciting and so peaceful at the same time...

  • A brief survey of anti-Trinitarianism

    08/11/2006 8:12:41 AM PDT · 12 of 103
    Krista33 to Eagle Eye

    Jesus says I am the great I Am. He says he is the Lord of the Sabbath. It is why the Jews wanted him stoned. To them, it was blasphemy.

    I am not one to get into lengthy debates. I do not doubt that you believe what you believe. In my 'theology according to me' thinking ;) I believe the Lord knows your heart. He knows what dwells there. He knows if I seek truth. He knows if you seek truth. Does it make you a better person, a more Christ-like person to deny the Trinity? If you feel it does, than you are seeking what you think is truth. But ultimately if we go to bed at night with anger in our hearts because there are people out there that do not agree with a certain interpretation of Scripture, then we might reexamine if we are seeking truth. Is this an academic search or a spiritual one? Ultimately anything that causes hate, anything that causes us to pass judgement, leads us farther from truth.

    Love one another.

  • A brief survey of anti-Trinitarianism

    08/11/2006 7:00:23 AM PDT · 10 of 103
    Krista33 to Eagle Eye

    Omits the bible? I'm sure scripture was involved in all of the councils...

  • Long Journey to Rome (Former Southern Baptist Pastor Now a Traveling Crusader for Catholic Church)

    08/09/2006 7:01:05 AM PDT · 43 of 114
    Krista33 to Saveaplant_Eatavegan

    You took the words right out of my mouth!

    I'm Catholic and married to a Southern Baptist (although he has gone to the Catholic church since before we were married)... I've learned a lot in the years we've been married, from his family. What they don't see is the whole 'communion' of people. Catholics don't differentiate between God's people on earth and God's people in heaven. Therefore if I ask you today to pray for me, and tomorrow you die, I can still ask you to pray for me. We are one community on earth and in heaven.

  • The Rise of a Counterfeit Christianity

    07/09/2006 8:04:15 AM PDT · 46 of 166
    Krista33 to DouglasKC

    Not quite. It's threefold:. Scripture, Sacred Tradition, and the Magesterium. Like a checks and balances system. Any one of these three on their own is insufficient. One area cannot be in conflict with another. So a pope can't decree that homosexuality is now 'okay', this would be against scripture. Scripture cannot be interpreted without the light of Sacred Tradition. It's about as oderly as it can get... Sola scriptura scares the daylights out of me... one, because the bible does not teach Sola scriptura and two, because I believe it is what causes anarchy!!! If someone doesn't like the way scripture is interpreted they go start their own church, and then another, and another, and another...etc. It's how we ended up with certain denominations okaying homosexual leaders... this is clearly their own interpretation of scripture. Homosexuality is just one example.

    Personally, I don't think it really matters to argue these points. I don't believe that this is what Jesus intended us to be doing. And I don't think it does anything for spreading the Good Word. People on the fence, who hear this kind of thing, will run for their lives! :)

  • The war on boys

    04/19/2006 7:17:19 AM PDT · 19 of 30
    Krista33 to az_illini

    Thank you. Because I'm a therapist, I was able to recognize early on that something was not right. He had multiple evaluations and was seen by an excellent specialist, developmental pediatrician. The school knows something is not quite 'right', but haven't been able to put their finger on it. :) I don't want him labeled, because there are so many people out there that think like others here do.. judgemental.

    ADHD is herediatary. My husband suspected for years he had it. They tested him as well as my son. And guess what? My husand also did well, thankfully. But he still wishes it hadn't been so hard.