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  • The Great Danger of Triumphalism

    04/22/2018 3:44:11 AM PDT · by JosephJames · 4 replies
    Spiritual Food Blogspot ^ | April 16, 2018 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    On April 16, 2018, the administrators of the Facebook group ‘One Million Connected Catholics’ did not publish my post: “How many Catholics today could answer simple questions such as the following? … “Who Decides The Truth?” (http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2014/06/who-decides-truth.html). (See below for the complete post.) In the Description for the group ‘One Million Connected Catholics’, we find: “Dan Burke established One Million Connected Catholics. … You can ALWAYS post things from the National Catholic Register and any EWTN News outlet…” “EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo: ‘Good Catholics’ can’t ignore controversy over Pope Francis” https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/ewtns-raymond-arroyo-good-catholics-cannot-ignore-the-controversy-surroundi (Note: When pasting this document into Free Republic, it seems...
  • How To Relate With the Present ‘Bishop of Rome’

    06/09/2017 3:42:27 AM PDT · by JosephJames · 54 replies
    Spiritual Food Blogspot ^ | June 7, 2017 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    The Great Hidden Attack Against Christ Truth There is a great battle going on for the Truth! Jesus Christ is the Truth (Jn 14:6)! The Truth of God “will make you free!” (Jn 8:32; Jer 6:16), now and for all eternity! The false truth of Satan, “the father of lies” (Jn 8:44) will offer us some pleasure now, without the cross of Christ, but there will be slavery afterwards and for all eternity. There is great pressure on everyone today to be “politically correct”, even, and especially, in the Catholic Church. No group or ecclesial movement will be exempt from...
  • Pondering Prudence and Its “Parts” – A Reflection on the Sometimes-Misunderstood Virtue of Prudence

    05/07/2015 7:21:48 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-06-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Pondering Prudence and Its “Parts” – A Reflection on the Sometimes-Misunderstood Virtue of Prudence By: Msgr. Charles PopeAs a follow-on to yesterday’s post on the spiritual work of counseling  the doubtful, I would like to say a little more about prudence.Prudence is often misunderstood by those who reduce it to mere caution or reluctance to act. It is true that sometimes prudence indicates caution and that hasty action is seldom prudent. However, sometimes it is prudent to act quickly. Having long discussions about the best way to put out a house fire before acting is not prudent. Quick, expedient action is the...
  • Who Decides The Truth?

    07/28/2014 7:57:57 AM PDT · by JosephJames · 7 replies
    Spiritual Food Blog ^ | June 12, 2014 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    WHO DECIDES THE TRUTH? THE FUNDAMENTAL BATTLE OF ALL TIMES is who establishes the truth, God or the world, God or Satan, God or each person? This battle will increase even more in the next few years before the second coming or Jesus Christ. Lucifer said, I am God, I decide the Truth, and Saint Michael the Archangel replied with his name: “WHO IS LIKE UNTO GOD?” Original Sin was the same deception: “But the serpent said to the woman, "You will not die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you...
  • John Paul II, Family Size, and Christian Prudence [Catholic caucus]

    03/31/2011 1:19:29 PM PDT · by Mary Kochan · 14 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | 3/30/11 | Kathleen Woodman
    Years ago, after attending a natural family planning class my husband and I had taught, one of the students called me to tell me why she wasn’t coming to the next class. After a brief span of conversation that let me know she felt very intimate with God, she proceeded to inform me that the Lord had told her she could use artificial contraception. Inwardly, my jaw dropped. She had certainly learned the correct church teaching in our class. There was not much I could say, as she had already heard the truth, and had chosen to disregard it. Months...
  • The year of living frugally: how 10 friends survived without shopping

    01/07/2007 4:48:05 PM PST · by fishhound · 152 replies · 3,585+ views
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 05/01/2007 | Catherine Elsworth
    It started as a pledge over dinner between friends worried about the impact of mass consumerism and today's disposable society. "Let's see if we can give up shopping for a year," they said. advertisement Now, at the close of the "12-month flight from the consumer grid" — in which the 10 friends were egged on by thousands of supporters inspired by their idea — some have declared the experiment so revelatory and life-changing that they plan to continue the boycott indefinitely. The 10 middle-class professionals living in San Francisco dubbed themselves the "Compact" after the Mayflower Compact, drafted by Puritan...
  • I just volunteered to become a member of my local draft board (vanity)

    09/26/2004 1:09:53 PM PDT · by Archangelsk · 40 replies · 763+ views
    It's time to face cold, hard reality. Since I qualify to be a member of the board, I've registered to receive an application. The WOT demands that responsible and sober citizens make decisions over - as the site explains - who receives deferments, postponements, or exemptions from military service.I highly recommend registering for the sake of our country and way of life.
  • Catholic Caucus: "Guidelines" re: discussions of Liturgy, other prudential decisions?

    07/30/2002 10:54:47 AM PDT · by Polycarp · 76 replies · 287+ views
    Can I suggest "Guidelines" for our Catholic Caucus regarding Liturgy and ask for imput?1) Popes have authority over discipline. The Liturgy is a matter of discipline. As such, changes in discipline are prudential judgements, and not necessarily protected by the Holy Spirit from error. However, since Liturgy is the primary means of catechesis in Faith and Morals, such changes are grave matters. And criticism of these prudential decisions is valid BUT can only be undertaken knowing that such criticism itself is a grave matter and should only be undertaken by those with a deep enough understanding of these issues that...