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  • DTers and TCers let's forgive and love each other as Christians

    03/05/2016 7:06:44 PM PST · by Bellflower · 76 replies
    self | March 5, 2016 | self
    The enemy has gotten his hold in Freeper land. Let's cast him out. I am not sold out on either Donald T. nor Ted C. They both have their great strength and their great weaknesses. I think I understand both camps pretty well though. The problem is that both camps seem to be acting pretty nasty towards each other. I think this comes out of insecurity. If someone really in their heart believes that their candidate is everything that they could ever hope for they come from a position of strength. With a position of strength there isn't a need...
  • Forgive All Injuries Ė A Meditation on the Sixth Spiritual Work of Mercy

    06/10/2015 7:24:04 AM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-09-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Forgive All Injuries ‚Äď A Meditation on the Sixth Spiritual Work of Mercy By: Msgr. Charles PopeOf all the things about which I preach,¬†very few (if any)¬†provoke¬†as strong (and usually negative) a reaction as the call to forgive. I get more angry pushback after a Mass¬†at which¬†I preach on forgiveness than when I speak¬†about chastity, greed, or any other challenging moral topic.It would seem that the anger is rooted in two things: first, that the call to forgive implies some dishonoring or diminishing of the pain or injustice someone has experienced, and¬†second, that it seems to imply that there...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Lenten Series 2015: Spiritual Works of Mercy, Forgive Offenses Willingly

    03/26/2015 5:37:33 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies ^ | 2012 | Mark P. Shea
    Forgive Offenses Willingly Mark P. SheaThe forgiveness of sins, said the Fathers of the Church, is a greater miracle than the creation of the universe. That seems exaggerated, when considered from our perspective. A Catholic does something he feels ashamed of, hies himself to Confession, goes in the little room with the priest, and comes out a few minutes later. Sometimes he stops for a quick penance prayer in the pew. Sometimes he’s off like a shot to his next Saturday afternoon appointment. To the naked eye, it’s hard to see something akin to God hurling the Andromeda Galaxy...
  • Japanese PM: We Will Never Forgive Terrorists

    01/31/2015 3:59:26 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 72 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/2/15
    A visibly upset Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has vowed to "never forgive terrorists" after the Islamic State (ISIS) released a video purportedly showing the beheading of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto. "I am extremely angry about these heinous and despicable terrorist acts. We will never forgive terrorists," Abe told reporters in Tokyo on Sunday morning (local time), according to the AFP news agency. "We will cooperate with the international community to make them atone for their crimes," he declared. The ISIS claim was made in a video released online that included no mention of a Jordanian pilot also being held...
  • Pope Francis: God will forgive atheists who obey their conscience

    09/13/2013 7:29:54 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 65 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | September 13, 2013 | Paul Melanson
    Pope Francis, referring to atheists who refuse to believe in God, His Commandments and His Church, recently said, "God forgives those who obey their conscience." See here. Pope John Paul II, in his Encyclical Letter Veritatis Splendor, explains that: "Conscience, as the judgment of an act, is not exempt from the possibility of error. As the Council [Vatican II] puts it, 'not infrequently conscience can be mistaken as a result of invincible ignorance, although it does not on that account forfeit its dignity; but this cannot be said when a man shows little concern for seeking what is true and...
  • Should College Loans Be Forgiven? This Dinosaur Says No!

    10/28/2011 9:41:28 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 25 replies
    Yahoo/AC ^ | Oct. 28th, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Maybe the problem is that kids are not taught personal pride and responsibility. Nowhere does the constitution say that your college loan must be paid for by the government. The pursuit of happiness means that you have the opportunity to succeed, not a guarantee that you will. The country and the world are in upheaval. You think if you make noise and cause havoc you can get your way. Good luck with that, you are adults now, take a shot at being one.

    01/02/2010 6:33:28 AM PST · by freedomyes · 3 replies · 214+ views
    TruthInConviction ^ | Jan 2 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    This is in conjunction with prior post that reads FORGIVING ENEMIES SETS YOU FREE
  • Orlando mom forgives pharmacist who shot her son

    04/25/2009 8:14:31 AM PDT · by inflorida · 62 replies · 2,060+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | 04/25/2009 | Willoughby Mariano
    Her son lay dead in his casket. Marija Vukomanovic held fast to her faith. The pastor told mourners about Lazarus, who rose from the dead. The mother knelt and reached for her boy. "I believed in the miracle, so I touched his heart," Vukomanovic said. Nothing happened. Mario Vukomanovic, 23, war refugee, star student and drug addict, was gone, shot dead as he tried to rob a south Orange County pharmacy April 1 at gunpoint. Orange County deputies said the shooting was self-defense. "But now I have another miracle," the mother said in an interview this week. She forgave the...
  • Will God Forgive Me?

    01/09/2007 9:43:44 AM PST · by bremenboy · 73 replies · 1,089+ views
    This is a question that is asked by many. And it is one that is quite easily answered, Yes, He will. Psalm 86:5 states "For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee." The scriptures also teach us that God would have all men come to repentance, 2 Peter 3:9 "The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." We see by these two verses that the...
  • Report: Muslim Clerics Forgive Pope

    10/14/2006 7:01:46 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 25 replies · 555+ views
    YNet ^ | 09:53 , 10.14.06
    Report: Muslim clerics forgive pope Dozens of Muslim scholars and chief muftis from numerous countries sign open letter to be delivered to Vatican envoy in hopes of engaging pope in dialogue to counter prejudice against Islam, Jordan magazine says Dozens of Muslim scholars and chief muftis from numerous countries have accepted Pope Benedict XVI's statement of regret for hisremarks on Islam and violence, the editor of a Muslim journal said Friday. The scholars have signed an open letter that will be delivered to a Vatican envoy in the hopes of engaging the pope in a dialogue to counter prejudice against...
  • Question for Economics Experts re: Iraqi Debt and Iraqi Dinar

    12/17/2004 7:17:23 AM PST · by Deo et Patria · 8 replies · 802+ views
    AFP ^ | 12-17-04 | Deo Et Patria
    US to forgive $5.4bn Iraq debt From correspondents in Washington December 17, 2004 THE administration of US President George W Bush will agree to write off the $US4.1 billion ($5.4 billion) worth of debt Iraq racked up during the regime of Saddam Hussein. The debt write-off accord will be signed in Washington tomorrow by US Secretary of State Colin Powell, Treasury Secretary John Snow and Iraq's Finance Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi, according to a State Department statement today. "The signing of the debt cancellation agreement is the bilateral agreement that implements the United States' part of the Paris Club debt-reduction...
  • Last Seven Words of Christ Are Full of "Spirit and Life"

    11/05/2004 7:58:00 PM PST · by Salvation · 23 replies · 1,334+ views ^ | 11-05-04 | Gloria Crucis Chair
    Code: ZE04110520Date: 2004-11-05Last Seven Words of Christ Are Full of "Spirit and Life"Gloria Crucis Chair Inagurates a New Year at Lateran UniversityROME, NOV. 4, 2004 ( The last words of Christ, more than the rest, are full of "spirit and life because in some way they contain and express the truth of all the others" and "put a seal on them," explained Msgr. Piero Coda. The professor of Trinitarian theology spoke at the inaugural session of the Gloria Crucis Chair at the Pontifical Lateran University on the last seven words of Christ from the cross. Established in 2003 in collaboration...
  • Forgive the Terrorists? (It's not our decision to make)

    09/11/2002 6:58:50 AM PDT · by July 4th · 37 replies · 969+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | September 11th, 2002 | Rabbi Benjamin Blech
    G-d, I need your guidance. I grieve for all the victims of September 11th. My heart is filled with pain, and with anger at the terrorists responsible for the horrible crimes committed on that day. But I know that you teach us to forgive those who sin. In the Bible you often tell us that you are a G-d who is slow to anger, merciful and forgiving. We are supposed to imitate you and adopt Your behavior as guidelines for our own personal conduct. Does that really mean that no matter how difficult it is, I have to tell myself...