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  • On the Physical Death of Jesus Christ

    03/29/2018 4:08:15 PM PDT · by Oakleaf · 12 replies
    The Journal of the American Medical Association ^ | March 21, 1986 | William D. Edwards, MD; Wesley J. Gabel, MDiv; Floyd E. Hosmer, MS, AMI
    ABSTRACT: Jesus of Nazareth underwent Jewish and Roman trials, was flogged, and was sentenced to death by crucifixion. The scourging produced deep stripelike lacerations and appreciable blood loss, and it probably set the stage for hypovolemic shock as evidenced by the fact that Jesus was too weakened to carry the crossbar (patibulum) to Golgotha. At the site of crucifixion his wrists were nailed to the patibulum, and after the patibulum was lifted onto the upright post, (stipes) his feet were nailed to the stipes. The major pathophysiologic effect of crucifixion was an interference with normal respirations. Accordingly, death resulted primarily...
  • Advice needed on how to make a good general confession.

    07/08/2017 4:12:04 PM PDT · by Catmom · 127 replies
    Have been attending a Latin Rite parish for about four months now. The last time I went to confession the priest suggested I make an appointment to make a general confession because I admitted to feeling overwhelmed by all the sins of my past life since I had returned to the faith later in life and didn't feel like the priest at my previous, Novus Ordo parish took such matters seriously enough. All such suggestions will be much appreciated. I'm going through an unpleasant time but I know it's because taking my faith more seriously has served to show me...
  • "On the Physical Death of Jesus Christ" JAMA Article

    04/14/2017 1:05:57 PM PDT · by Oakleaf · 16 replies
    Journal of the American Medical Association ^ | March 21, 1986 | William D. Edwards, MD; Wesley J. Gabel, MDiv; Floyd E. Hosmer, MS, AMI
    ABSTRACT: Jesus of Nazareth underwent Jewish and Roman trials, was flogged, and was sentenced to death by crucifixion. The scourging produced deep stripelike lacerations and appreciable blood loss, and it probably set the stage for hypovolemic shock as evidenced by the fact that Jesus was too weakened to carry the crossbar (patibulum) to Golgotha. At the site of crucifixion his wrists were nailed to the patibulum, and after the patibulum was lifted onto the upright post, (stipes) his feet were nailed to the stipes. The major pathophysiologic effect of crucifixion was an interference with normal respirations. Accordingly, death resulted primarily...
  • Refuting Papal Myths — "Peter Was Not a Pope"

    09/23/2015 2:52:37 AM PDT · by ADSUM · 32 replies
    Catholic Answers ^ | 9/23/2015 | Trent Horn
    Myth #3: Peter was important, but he had no special authority that could be passed on to a successor like the pope. Peter’s role as “chief apostle” is evident in the fact that he is mentioned more than any other apostle, often speaks for the whole group, and is placed first in every list of the apostles. Since Judas is always listed last, we can deduce that these lists were made in order of importance. Moreover, Christ made Peter alone the shepherd over his whole flock (see John 21:15-17), and the book of Acts describes Peter’s unparalleled leadership in the...
  • Millions of people wear the brown scapular thanks to this English mystic (Catholic Caucus)

    05/08/2015 2:13:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | May 8, 2015 | Fr Damian Cassidy
    This year marks the 750th anniversary of the death of St Simon Stock I wonder what you were thinking when you dressed this morning. Had you already laid out your clothes for the day? Did certain expectations dictate your choices? The simple fact is that how we dress can say a lot about who we are, what we do, how seriously we take life and its tasks. I have clear memories of one Christmas, when a child, having received a soldier’s outfit as a present and I can remember to this day the sense of pride and purpose that...
  • Forget the Money, ask St Anthony! (Catholic Caucus)

    05/08/2015 2:19:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 8, 2015 | LAWRENCE BRAZIER
    Let’s face it, there is one route the finance guys have yet to try. You have to pray to a saint! Am I right?We had a problem. A BIG problem! Exactly, it was all about money. We were staring two mortgages in the face. Changing houses is easy if your bank goes along with the idea. We had found our new dream residence. Signed on the dotted line and then our bank refused us a bridging loan. We needed badly to sell our old house.I mused, stared at the sky. My wife was more practical.“We will ask St Anthony,”...
  • Religion stoush as questions are raised over communion wine hygiene (Catholic Caucus)

    11/01/2013 9:51:32 AM PDT · by RBStealth · 37 replies
    The Standard ^ | Nov 1, 2013 | Alex Sinnot
    Australia: AN unholy headache is developing for major churches, with questions raised over whether sacramental wine passes hygiene standards. Former Warrnambool mayor Frank McCarthy, a devout Catholic, is calling for the time-honoured tradition of drinking from a shared goblet during services to be scrapped. Mr McCarthy said wholesale consumption of wine from the same chalice would not be allowed in any pub or restaurant and queried why churches were given an exemption. The former businessman said the risk of spreading disease was heightened with a shared cup. “The rules and regulations surrounding beverages are pretty clear and no pub or...
  • Catholic Caucus: Catholics urge more focus on social justice

    11/12/2012 7:29:12 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 51 replies
    The Catholic Review (Baltimore) ^ | October 30, 2012 | Patricia Zapor
    WASHINGTON - A large national study on faith and political views released Oct. 23 highlighted Catholics' interest in having social justice take a bigger role in the church's policy priorities. The American Values Survey by Public Religion Research Institute queried a cross section of all Americans but zeroed in on the opinions of Catholics, in particular, on topics including contraceptive coverage in insurance and the death penalty as well as on the pending presidential election. In interviews during September, a majority of Catholics told pollsters that they would prefer it if the church would focus its public policy statements "more...
  • Priest warns Obama: Better knock the Catholic Church out now - you’ve awakened the giant

    03/04/2012 7:20:50 PM PST · by Domestic Church · 92 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 03/02/2012 | John-Henry Westen
    Fr. John Hollowell’s truly amazing monologue needs to be spread far and wide. It’s a wake up call, and one of the most encouraging statements I’ve heard in a long time. It’s a Divine battle cry! The talk heats up after minute 2 where he notes in this talk addressed to Planned Parenthood Pres. Cecile Richards that “we have not doubt” that in the future Planned Parenthood will be seen as the “slave traders, the Nazis, the Communists and all those groups that seek to oppress people.” He then warns PP and President Obama: “You better knock us out now....
  • Irony - Bar Boots Denver Bishop giving private talk on threats to religious liberty

    03/04/2012 7:08:02 PM PST · by Domestic Church · 16 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3/2/2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    DENVER, March 2, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Just after speaking about society’s slow descent into adversity against religious freedom, the bishop administering the Catholic Archdiocese of Denver found himself in a closer encounter with the subject than he’d anticipated. Bishop James Conley was speaking to a Theology on Tap group on Jan. 26 about how America is turning into an “atheocracy” at Stoney’s Bar and Grill of Denver when trouble began brewing. “America today is becoming what I would call an atheocracy—a society that is actively hostile to religious faith and religious believers. And I might add, the faith that our...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] Obedience as a Conduit of Grace

    08/16/2010 6:34:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | 8/16/2010 | Mary Anne Moresco
    Have you ever attended a Mass where people who seemed unaware of what the Mass was about walked up to receive Communion?  A while ago my husband Tom and I attended a Mass for a wedding like that.  One couldn’t help but notice, by the lack of responses and the chatting away, that most of the folks at the Mass were either not Catholic or had fallen away from regularly going to Mass.  They seemed to have no way of knowing when to pray, to sit, to stand or to kneel.I was thus flabbergasted at this wedding Mass when many of...
  • Milwaukee priests lament more accurate Roman Missal translation; ‘salt in the wounds’ (Catholic Cau)

    08/05/2010 12:09:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | August 5, 2010
    Milwaukee priests quoted in a local newspaper article on the third edition of the Roman Missal are lamenting the revised translations, which more closely reflect the content and majesty of the original Latin. “The bottom line for me is why,” said Father Alan Jurkus. “Why, with everything else that's going on in the Church, do we have to rub salt in the wounds?” “For some people this will be very unsettling,” added Father Ken Smits. “The real concern is among the parish priests, who will have to explain something many of them are not in favor of.” “You can call...
  • [CATHOLIC / ORTHODOX CAUCUS] Why Catholics Should Build Beautiful Churches

    08/05/2010 8:17:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Standing on my head ^ | 8/5/2010 | Fr Dwight Longenecker
    I used to wonder why the church, in her venerable wisdom, had a memorial feast day for the dedication of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. What's the big deal? It's just a church building right? OK, it's bigger and older and more beautiful than most churches, but so what. The church is really the people right? Well, yes and no. Certainly St Paul talks about us being 'living stones' being built up into the 'temple', but that image only makes sense if there is such a thing as a physical temple made up of real stones. So why should Catholics build...
  • Vatican ‘Astonished’ Over Belgian Raid (Catholic Caucus)

    06/29/2010 1:46:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    NC Register ^ | June 29, 2010 | EDWARD PENTIN
    Police officers stand outside the residence of the archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels in Mechelen, Belgium, June 24. Belgian investigators searched Church headquarters in Belgium, the archbishop's residence as well as the home of Cardinal Godfried Danneels as part of an investigation into alleged priestly sexual abuse. VATICAN CITY — The Holy Father was quick to deplore it, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone described it as something even communist regimes wouldn’t do, and Belgium’s bishops denounced it as violating their constitutional rights. The police raid of Church offices in Belgium June 24 to search for evidence of clerical sex abuse has caused such an...
  • Near death experiance of a catholic priest

    06/15/2010 11:43:07 PM PDT · by johngrace · 25 replies · 683+ views
    Christ of the world ^ | 8-6-2009 | Father Joe Maniyangat
    THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2009 Near Death Experience of a Catholic Priest Brief Background of Fr Jose I was born on July 16, 1949 in Kerala, India to my parents, Joseph and Theresa Maniyangat. I am the eldest of seven children: Jose, Mary, Theresa, Lissama, Zachariah, Valsa and Tom. At the age of fourteen, I entered St. Mary’s minor seminary in Thiruvalla to begin my studies for the priesthood. Four years later I went to St. Joseph’s Pontifical Major Seminary in Alwaye, Kerala to continue my priestly formation. After completing the seven years of Philosophy and Theology I was ordained a...
  • I was upset with a substitute priest at Mass

    05/30/2010 10:12:21 AM PDT · by Sun · 191 replies · 2,517+ views
    When my husband and I went to Mass last evening, unfortunately our parish priest was ill, so a guest priest said Mass. When he read the Gospel, he changed He to she. Later the substitute priest said we really don't know if the Holy Spirit is a he or a she. Later he said, wouldn't the altar girl make a good priest some day, even though the Vatican said women priests is a closed issue. It won't happen. There were a few other things, but those were the things that bothered me the most. Here is the gospel, where he...
  • CHURCH MUST HEAD BACK TO EARLY SPIRITUALITY IN WAGING WAR AGAINST 'RULER OF THIS WORLD'

    05/18/2010 1:17:26 PM PDT · by johngrace · 10 replies · 342+ views
    Spirit Daily ^ | 5-18-2010 | Michael Brown
    CHURCH MUST HEAD BACK TO EARLY SPIRITUALITY IN WAGING WAR AGAINST 'RULER OF THIS WORLD' On the way to Fatima last week, Pope Benedict XVI boldly clarified that the crisis in Catholicism is not so much a persecution from the outside (although certainly our enemies have lavished in the scandals) but due to evil from within. Moreover, he said it was "truly terrifying." Finally, we can say -- with the Pope's words as our backdrop -- that the crisis was caused more than anything by the demonic. It is evil -- not a personality quirk -- that terrifies. At the...
  • Pope John Paul II 'whipped himself in remorse for sins' (CATHOLIC CAUCUS)

    11/23/2009 5:32:37 AM PST · by markomalley · 102 replies · 1,879+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/23/2009 | Nick Pisa
    Pope John Paul II regularly whipped himself in a sign of "remorse for his sins", a nun has claimed. The Pope, who died five years ago, is being considered for sainthood by the Catholic Church. As part of the Vatican's investigation thousands of documents have been collected and examined by officials from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. Among them is the testimony of Tobiana Sobodka, a Polish nun of the Sacred Heart of Jesus order, who worked for Pope John Paul in his private Vatican apartments and at his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo near Rome. Sister Sobodka...
  • Survey Finds 96 Catholic Universities Have Pro-Homosexual Clubs

    04/01/2008 1:43:58 PM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 25 replies · 441+ views
    TFP ^ | 04-01-08 | TFP Student Action
    Scandal: 96 Catholic Universities Have Pro-Homosexual ClubsHelp stop this scandal by signing the TFP’s urgent appeal to the presidents of Catholic universities Here is a list Catholic universities with pro-homosexual clubs Historically, Catholic universities have been beacons of truth. They have set a standard of intellectual progress and moral excellence. They have elevated culture, formed the minds of great men, and paved the way for abundant scientific breakthroughs. However, these beacons of truth are now failing. Moral values are being undermined on many Catholic campuses and the principles that once guided souls in the noble task of higher learning are...
  • TRANSUBSTANTIATION FOR BEGINNERS

    02/20/2008 4:47:37 PM PST · by NYer · 573 replies · 1,117+ views
    On This Rock ^ | CANON FRANCIS J. RIPLEY
    The earliest text concerning the Real Presence is found in Paul's first epistle to the Corinthians, written probably about A.D. 57, or 27 years after Christ's death. Modern scholars believe Jesus died in the year 30 and that Saul was converted early in 37. Some are convinced his conversion was as early as 34. It seems certain that 1 Corinthians was written after the Passover of 57. This means the newly converted Saul, now Paul, was plunged into the infant Church as early as four and not later than seven years after the death of Christ. He was an...