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  • newt gingrich full explosive interview with martha raddatz (10/16/2016)

    10/17/2016 8:32:22 AM PDT · 56 of 56
    SpirituTuo to FreedomPoster

    Wow! Somebody admits they are wrong, then apologizes, and gets flamed? Good grief. Is that how we treat each other?

  • newt gingrich full explosive interview with martha raddatz (10/16/2016)

    10/16/2016 12:55:10 PM PDT · 12 of 56
    SpirituTuo to GilGil

    I misread the title, and jumped to a conclusion.

    I made a mistake, and apologize.

    Newt wiped the floor with her.

  • newt gingrich full explosive interview with martha raddatz (10/16/2016)

    10/16/2016 12:45:21 PM PDT · 2 of 56
    SpirituTuo to GilGil

    Can you ease up on the click-bait hyperbole?

    Speaker Gingrich doesn’t need to be hyped.

  • Pope says Jesus won't kick gays out of heaven

    10/02/2016 7:36:31 PM PDT · 42 of 130
    SpirituTuo to aimhigh

    The article is dreck. A person can be a homosexual (having homosexual tendencies) and possess heroic virtue, namely not engaging in homosexual acts. Such a person can enter Heaven, as any other sinner.

    As a general rule, the “press” is utterly clueless about Catholic teaching, and even more lazy when it comes to writing about religion. Yet people lap it up, while they are quick to point out bias against conservatives by these same writers.

    For those who have a bone to pick with Catholics, this type of article is all about bias confirmation and not the transmission of fact.

  • Prayer Request for my Neighbor

    08/29/2016 8:44:13 PM PDT · 18 of 28
    SpirituTuo to dsc

    God’s mercy endures forever.

  • Is There Such a Thing as Pure Evil? Here's What St. Thomas Says

    08/29/2016 8:43:08 PM PDT · 24 of 32
    SpirituTuo to maxwellsmart_agent

    I think the answer is every person has the free the will to choose good over evil. God’s law is written in the heart of every man. At any particular moment, a person can choose to respond to God’s law and calling, and do good.

    If man is not free to commit the greatest sins, then there would be no need for God’s infinite mercy.

  • Mongolia’s First Catholic Priest to be Ordained in Ulaanbaatar

    08/28/2016 6:42:33 PM PDT · 3 of 5
    SpirituTuo to marshmallow

    Talk about spreading the Gospel to every corner of the Earth!!

    Congratulations and God Bless you!!!!

  • (VANITY) Please pray for me - cancer?

    04/27/2016 7:15:17 AM PDT · 66 of 181
    SpirituTuo to the OlLine Rebel

    Praying for you.

  • Here Is The GOP Ballot VS. The Democratic Ballot In Pennsylvania--Notice Anything Strange?

    04/26/2016 8:41:25 PM PDT · 33 of 34
    SpirituTuo to Hugin

    Knowing who’s on the ballot is too difficult? Good grief.

    Perhaps the Electoral College is too difficult also.

    If it requires a modicum of effort, let’s just get rid of it.

    Either a person takes the process seriously or they don’t.

  • Here Is The GOP Ballot VS. The Democratic Ballot In Pennsylvania--Notice Anything Strange?

    04/26/2016 7:26:36 PM PDT · 31 of 34
    SpirituTuo to Hugin

    Again, if a person takes the right to vote seriously, they should find out who is on the ballot, and why they should vote for them. Personally, if I don’t know who the candidates for local dogcatcher are, I don’t vote for either. However, when it comes to members of legislative, judicial, and executive branches, I look them up. And I am a single dad, working 2 jobs.

    Now, if a person doesn’t like how the ballot is written, or the method of delegate selection, participate in the party. If a person isn’t part of the solution, sitting back and griping doesn’t solve anything. While I agree that I am tired of the national GOP, each state is different.

    Frankly, I am kind of tired of hearing the canards of “no vote” primaries, and the like. Each state party has their own rules. Candidates should know those rules, as should those voting.

    Finally, for this election, it is all about beating Hillary.

  • Here Is The GOP Ballot VS. The Democratic Ballot In Pennsylvania--Notice Anything Strange?

    04/26/2016 6:19:44 PM PDT · 27 of 34
    SpirituTuo to Hugin

    Doesn’t a person have a responsibility to know for whom they are voting?

  • Incorruptibles?

    04/19/2016 1:51:20 PM PDT · 156 of 193
    SpirituTuo to HossB86

    I fully believe what is written in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, whether you think it’s blasphemy or not.

    The Catholic Church was instituted by Christ, led by Peter and then succeeded directly to the current day. It holds the fullness of truth, and has been preaching the Gospel since the Apostles.

    You may not believe as I do, that’s your business. I know I can trust the teachings of the Church Christ founded, because he told Peter the gates of hell would not prevail against it. 2000 years on, the Catholic Church remains the visible witness of the Gospel. It lives the Beatitudes, and the Grand Commission.

    Have people done horrible things in the name of the Church and God? Yep. However, the teachings of the Church remain, free of error, continually preaching the Gospel by word and deed.

  • Incorruptibles?

    04/19/2016 1:40:39 PM PDT · 152 of 193
    SpirituTuo to Elsie

    Logic says you can’t prove a negative. Now, put up or shut up on your claim.

    While everyone is at it, I have the same questions about authority and interpretation, yet no one cares to answer. I have asked it different ways,still no answer.

    I will ask it again. If we all have our own interpretation of Scripture, who’s right? Baptists? Southern Baptists? ELCA Lutherans? Missouri Synod Lutherans? PCUSA Presbyterians? Free Presbyterians? I would love to hear the answer.

  • Incorruptibles?

    04/19/2016 1:28:17 PM PDT · 147 of 193
    SpirituTuo to Elsie

    It makes no such claim, and I challenge you to prove your claim.

    Besides, what do care what the Catholic Church teaches? It doesn’t apply to you, so why do you care?

  • Incorruptibles?

    04/19/2016 1:21:49 PM PDT · 144 of 193
    SpirituTuo to HossB86

    Slow your roll Hoss. If your interpretation of Scripture is right and true, what does that say about someone, say a Baptist, who also believes their interpretation is right and true, but they disagree on the meaning of the passage?

    This is the problem Luther had with Calvin, then Wesley had with others, and you end up with any number of denominations. Back to the question, how do YOU know you are right, and someone else isn’t?

    That’s a huge problem with those who believe in there own personal interpretation of Scripture. With no single authority, who’s to know who’s right and who isn’t?

    Another question, who has taught you all you “know “ about Catholicism? What reason do you have to believe them? Finally, you’re able to quote selected passages that support your beliefs. Are you intellectually willing to go deeper, understanding you may be wrong?

    I can appreciate your sincerity, and the time spent studying your beliefs. However, many of the conclusions you have come to are wrong. If you are open to further study, but not through the lens of your current beliefs, but rather as a dispassionate observer, you may come to different conclusions. For example, I have no interest in becoming a Mormon, but I have spent time reading what they have written about themselves. I still don’t agree with their theology, but at least I have a better understanding of where they are coming from.

    Just some things to think about.

  • Incorruptibles?

    04/19/2016 10:37:52 AM PDT · 134 of 193
    SpirituTuo to ealgeone

    Again, you are disputing the translation. Seems interesting the translation was fine for about an 1000 years, then people started having their own personal interpretation of Scripture.

    Others proposed an alternate translation to fit their doctrinal needs. Multiply that by each non-Catholic denomination, and what does that get you?

    Funny, nobody answers the question I asked about what non-Catholic group has the fullness of truth.

  • Incorruptibles?

    04/19/2016 10:02:03 AM PDT · 132 of 193
    SpirituTuo to ealgeone

    Perhaps your interpretation of the Greek is wrong. Jerome was the most respected linguist of the day, fluent in the languages he translated from.

    Additionally, English doesn’t do such a hot job with many Greek or Hebrew or Aramaic words.

  • Incorruptibles?

    04/19/2016 9:39:03 AM PDT · 129 of 193
    SpirituTuo to HossB86

    Here’s the difference, I don’t run around telling everyone they’re wrong, blasphemers, etc. I respect the person’s right to believe as they choose. I will preach the Gospel without words, setting the example (imperfectly).

    You certainly claim, indirectly, yours is the only church. If it weren’t, why would you be a member? Are all non-Catholics the same in their beliefs? Is there a reason to be Baptist, etc, and not Methodist? If they aren’t the same, then who is telling the truth? How do you know? Who says so,and by what authority?

  • Incorruptibles?

    04/19/2016 9:00:19 AM PDT · 127 of 193
    SpirituTuo to MHGinTN

    That you believe yourself suitable to slap another is the epitome of arrogance.

    You, and you alone, have decided what 1.2 billion ought to believe, based on YOUR interpretation of Scripture.

    Perhaps 1500 years of studying the Gospel message from the Apostles pales in comparison to your weighty intellect. Maybe the Church father’s who studied at the feet of the Apostles are less astute than you. Perhaps St. Jerome is less studied in ancient languages than you. Perhaps Augustine and Aquinas lack the depth of your theological and philosophical education.

    You see where I’m going, right? Who appointed you the final authority on anybody else’s religious beliefs?

    Nobody likes a know it all, especially when what they claim to know is only so much error.

  • Incorruptibles?

    04/19/2016 7:51:37 AM PDT · 124 of 193
    SpirituTuo to MHGinTN

    Just because we don’t hold the same belief doesn’t necessarily mean the other’s is false. It may be false, but not necessarily.

    Regarding any thank yous you have received, I would expect that from those who share your point of view.

    Speaking for myself, your arguments are a waste of time. I also find them rude and intellectually dishonest.

    On religious topics, I have no interest in reading your opinions and mindless repetition of anti-Catholic screeds.

    You may have meaningful insights on other topics, and we may agree on many things. However, when it comes to my religious beliefs, your opinion is of no account.

  • Incorruptibles?

    04/19/2016 7:34:10 AM PDT · 121 of 193
    SpirituTuo to MHGinTN

    Just because we don’t hold the same belief doesn’t necessarily mean the other’s is false. It may be false, but not necessarily.

    Regarding any thank yous you have received, I would expect that from those who share your point of view.

    Speaking for myself, your arguments are a waste of time. I also find them rude and intellectually dishonest.

    On religious topics, I have no interest in reading your opinions and mindless repetition of anti-Catholic screeds.

    You may have meaningful insights on other topics, and we may agree on many things. However, when it comes to my religious beliefs, your opinion is of no account.

  • Obamacare Exodus Accelerates: After Georgia And Arkansas, Biggest Health Insurer Exits MI and OK

    04/19/2016 6:24:29 AM PDT · 10 of 19
    SpirituTuo to Gamecock

    You are right. That was the plan all along.

  • Incorruptibles?

    04/19/2016 6:21:22 AM PDT · 118 of 193
    SpirituTuo to ealgeone

    You confuse disagreement with falsehood. You may disagree, but that doesn’t mean there is an attempt at deception.

    I suggest you read a secular history of the construction of the Canon of Scripture. You will find the only Christian Church assembled the Bible as a two volume anthology, completed by the mid fifth century.

  • Incorruptibles?

    04/19/2016 6:17:21 AM PDT · 117 of 193
    SpirituTuo to ealgeone

    I recommend you read the whole of John 6. It should be clear the distinction Jesus makes between physical bread, and His body.

    To presume my use of an excerpt is an artifice is really insulting. We may not agree but disagreement doesn’t make me a liar.

  • Incorruptibles?

    04/19/2016 4:54:50 AM PDT · 102 of 193
    SpirituTuo to daniel1212

    This is where everything goes off the rails.

    We agree Jesus said what he said in John 6. However, we don’t agree on the interpretation. The disciples didn’t agree on what Jesus meant, so many left.

    Like so many things, non-Catholics disagree with the Catholic interpretation of Scripture. Side note: it was the Catholic Church who assembled the Canon of Scripture, and preserved its integrity.

    Since the Catholics on this thread are sincere and tested in their beliefs, they will not be swayed by arguments, especially those which are weak.

    Non-Catholics on this thread are equally sincere. To persist in this bickering, why not accept neither side is going to change? Why not accept that participation in Catholic-themed threads will not win converts? In other words, your effort is both wasted and unappreciated.

  • Incorruptibles?

    04/18/2016 8:26:07 PM PDT · 98 of 193
    SpirituTuo to MHGinTN

    I think you mean body, blood, soul, and divinity. Yes, we commune with our physically present Lord, Jesus Christ, present under the accidents of bread and wine. He commanded us to take and eat. We do. From John 6

    Then the Jews began to argue sharply among themselves, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?”

    53 Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day. 55 For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. 56 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them. 57 Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me. 58 This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your ancestors ate manna and died, but whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.” 59 He said this while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.

    And further:

    60 On hearing it, many of his disciples said, “This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?”

    61 Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, “Does this offend you? 62 Then what if you see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before! 63 The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit[e] and life. 64 Yet there are some of you who do not believe.” For Jesus had known from the beginning which of them did not believe and who would betray him. 65 He went on to say, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled them.”

    Non-Catholics may have a different interpretation of the scriptures, but that doesn’t, by definition, make Catholics wrong. Rather, it indicates honest people can disagree.

  • We lost our son today (vanity - prayer request)

    04/15/2016 7:36:33 AM PDT · 370 of 442
    SpirituTuo to Salvation

    Such sad news. In my prayers.

  • Pope Francis calls to accept gays

    04/08/2016 6:07:20 PM PDT · 184 of 268
    SpirituTuo to b4its2late

    If people are leaving in droves, it is because they trust the news media to tell them what to believe instead of actually reading the text.

  • Pope Francis offers hope to divorced Catholics, says no to gay marriage

    04/08/2016 1:30:37 PM PDT · 13 of 14
    SpirituTuo to Arthur McGowan

    I read it. All of it.

    In my opinion, the key themes are to reinforce the value and need for marriage.

    It also speaks to those who minister to those in irregular marriages, divorced, and divorced/remarried.

    In cases outside of the norm, he reaffirms the need to teach the truth, as well as encourage those to come closer to God through discernment, examination of conscience, etc.

    The goal is to recognize people don’t fit neatly into niches, but rather, many people have problems that are very difficult to solve.

    It is the Church’s role to reach all people, especially the lost sheep, and through love, mercy, and gentle teaching, return them to the fold.

    Jesus told the Samaritan woman of her 5 marriages, not humiliate her, or turn her away, but to be open to her and encourage her to right living.

    The same goes to the woman caught in adultery. He didn’t come to condemn her, rather, he told her to go and sin no more.

    In both cases, the women were away from God by their actions. However, He drew close to them, and with mercy, and proper instruction, put them on the right path.

  • Pope Francis offers hope to divorced Catholics, says no to gay marriage

    04/08/2016 1:23:30 PM PDT · 12 of 14
    SpirituTuo to Jim from C-Town

    Did you read the document or just WaPo and NYT?

    In case you haven’t, I recommend you do, as it doesn’t reflect what you appear to believe.

  • Please pray for Mark

    03/28/2016 6:28:47 PM PDT · 56 of 81
    SpirituTuo to Salvation

    Mark, may God’s consolation fill your life, remove your fear, and allow you to live your best life in service to Him. Amen.

  • A More Awful Thing – Jesus’ Lament on the Culture of Death as He Is on His Way to the Cross

    03/24/2016 10:51:16 AM PDT · 11 of 12
    SpirituTuo to onedoug

    Either it did happen as the Bible records or it didn’t.

  • A More Awful Thing – Jesus’ Lament on the Culture of Death as He Is on His Way to the Cross

    03/24/2016 8:02:36 AM PDT · 9 of 12
    SpirituTuo to onedoug

    What are you suggesting?

  • A More Awful Thing – Jesus’ Lament on the Culture of Death as He Is on His Way to the Cross

    03/24/2016 8:02:03 AM PDT · 8 of 12
    SpirituTuo to mrobisr

    The physical structure wasn’t rebuilt after the Romans destroyed it in 70 AD.

    Obviously, Jesus rose and later ascended into Heaven, but that is not the context of the passage. Rather, Jesus foretells the destruction. Imagine if somebody told you 40 years before the statue of Liberty was going to be destroyed? And then it happened. The Temple, like the Statue of Liberty, bear cultural significance. It would be shocking.

    In other words, really bad things are going to happen.

  • Foreign governments dump U.S. debt at record rate

    03/16/2016 4:34:32 PM PDT · 7 of 19
    SpirituTuo to SkyPilot

    Your point highlights the profligate spending and budget insanity. However, I think it is something to pay attention to, but not worry. Since they sold the instruments, that means there is a willing buyer. There are always institutions, states, etc., whose portfolios have US debt.

    While US debt isn’t returning the highest rate, it is a very known quantity, and quality. US insurance companies hold US bonds until maturity (10, 20, 30 years). Few other institutions hold bonds to maturity for various reasons.

  • Prayers for Elizabeth

    03/13/2016 5:18:09 PM PDT · 38 of 46
    SpirituTuo to infool7

    Prayers for Elizabeth and her baby, and there family.

  • Have we truly arrived to a SCHISM?

    03/12/2016 2:03:25 PM PST · 34 of 35
    SpirituTuo to JosephJames

    I appreciate the time you took to write the response.

    I mis-read the section about meeting with the Auxiliary Bishop. I thought he wrote a letter to the Cardinal, instead of meeting with the Auxiliary.

    That said, I return to my primary point, which is about communicating the truth. I am in agreement with just about everything that was written. However, due to the writing style, the message is obscured.

    Communication requires not only transmission, but also reception. The post transmitted an enormous amount of data, but again, due to its style and arrangement, make it difficult to read thoroughly. Sadly, a very important message was drowned out by a flood of other data, including the whole Jews-Mason thing.

  • Have we truly arrived to a SCHISM?

    03/11/2016 2:24:23 PM PST · 28 of 35
    SpirituTuo to JosephJames

    Read it. Sadly, I think the priest needs some help. His letter to the Cardinal was all over the place and “sounded” to me a bit manic.

    I don’t know whether a pastor can or can not prevent a priest in his parish from preaching a certain way. It appears as though the priest was spoken to many times about his homilies and chose not to make adjustments.

    Additionally, he should have met the Auxiliary Bishop. To refuse the meeting was bad form.

    Finally, the devil has been with us since the beginning. He will be with us until the second coming.

  • Have we truly arrived to a SCHISM?

    03/11/2016 11:39:14 AM PST · 22 of 35
    SpirituTuo to JosephJames

    I hear what you are saying, and agree whole-heartedly. At the same time, much of the message can be corrupted by the delivery. In this case, a very powerful message about the power of deception and the devil was diminished by tail end about Jews and Masons.

    Also, when a priest begins to speak out against his bishop, there is likely a detailed story. It is possible for a well-meaning priest to run afoul of a not-as-well-meaning bishop. It is also possible for a well-meaning priest to do a lousy job. I don’t know the details in this case.

    Consider this possibility: 10 people from Spain are visiting the US and want to see a baseball game. They know very little, but are interested to learn. Would they want somebody to give a detailed history of the balk, followed by any number of statistics? Or, would somebody who explains the basics of game, allowing a curiosity to develop into a love? While both are important, they are more appropriate to different audiences.

    In this case, I was overwhelmed by the ERA of 1987 Toledo Mud Hens’ relief pitcher.

  • Have we truly arrived to a SCHISM?

    03/11/2016 7:37:06 AM PST · 10 of 35
    SpirituTuo to JosephJames

    There is a lot to read in the post, and truth.

    However, I was concerned when I read the mention of the parish being “taken away,” from the priest. Usually, there is more to the story.

    Finally, I think the whole thing goes off the rails with the Jews and Masonry thing.

    Unfortunately, much of this reads like the fevered musings of a well-intentioned, genuine, person who is slightly off track.

  • We’ve entered the calm before the Vatican storm

    03/01/2016 7:00:44 PM PST · 4 of 8
    SpirituTuo to Jedidah

    Perhaps more accurately, among Vatican gossipers and tea leaf readers.

  • Cruz has yet to release promised tax returns

    02/27/2016 11:22:59 AM PST · 6 of 60
    SpirituTuo to M. Thatcher

    I don’t think any candidate should have to publicize their tax returns. However, it is always the Republicans who end up doing it, to the great pleasure of the MSM.

  • Prayers Request

    02/25/2016 11:24:25 AM PST · 27 of 43
    SpirituTuo to PJBankard

    Prayers for you, your uncle, his wife and his children.

  • Mercy Heals Fear to Trust

    02/23/2016 11:50:20 AM PST · 53 of 60
    SpirituTuo to Religion Moderator

    Of course a person is free to comment on any non-caucus thread, but that wasn’t my point. Instead, a person can choose whether or not to post, and I was asking the logic in that person’s decision to do so, as well as asking for some restraint.

  • Mercy Heals Fear to Trust

    02/22/2016 7:37:05 AM PST · 46 of 60
    SpirituTuo to metmom

    I understand your point of view, but to my question, you are aware of the nature of Msgr. Pope posts, and the nature of those who enjoy them. How about letting people just enjoy them?

    There are plenty of threads where vigorous theological debates are had, and point-counter point is expected. However, the Msgr. Pope threads are not that kind.

  • Mercy Heals Fear to Trust

    02/21/2016 6:32:16 PM PST · 37 of 60
    SpirituTuo to metmom

    Why do you feel the need to come on this thread? Anyone is free to read and comment, but do you need to agitate?

    Anyone who has read Catholic posts for any period of time know you often appear and agitate. It is unpleasant. Nobody on this thread is going to be swayed by you or your version of argument. The same is true for just about any other thread.

    Perhaps from another point of view, please don’t feel the need to cast your pearls amongst us Catholic swine. Thanks!

  • "Church-speak" – Strange Things Church People Say"

    02/05/2016 2:11:39 PM PST · 43 of 43
    SpirituTuo to Salvation

    In my current parish, they have gone the other way. A meeting room is referred to as Our Lady’s Gathering Space. The recessional hymn is called the Going Forth song. The lobby is called the Commons.

    Aye carumba!

  • Chicago Priest Comes Out As Gay

    02/02/2016 7:05:56 AM PST · 17 of 34
    SpirituTuo to Claud

    Well put.

  • Poll: 25 percent of federal employees would quit under Trump presidency

    02/01/2016 2:33:47 PM PST · 165 of 267
    SpirituTuo to Rockitz

    Let it be so!!! The loss of 25% would be a great thing. It would likely be the dead weight anyway.

  • State of the Union Drinking Game

    01/11/2016 6:16:38 PM PST · 22 of 45
    SpirituTuo to DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

    They forgot “investment.”