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  • The Blessed Virgin's Guide to Catholic Modesty

    10/18/2014 8:43:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 320 replies
    Chastity.com ^ | No Date supplied. | Michelle Arnold
    You want to see a ruckus in Catholic cyberspace? All you have to do is link together the words Catholic and modesty or, better, Blessed Virgin and pants. Simcha Fisher, who writes for the National Catholic Register, rode on the skirt-tails of "Pants!" to Catholic blogging superstardom a few years back with a couple of hysterical posts on the subject (here and here). The administrator at the Catholic Answers Forums tells me that she sometimes fantasizes about banning the subject of women's clothing as a topic of conversation on the forums because there are few topics more likely to start...
  • Haley Barbour: Ideological purity is the ‘enemy of victory’

    05/30/2014 3:13:15 PM PDT · by INVAR · 61 replies
    The swashington Times ^ | 5-30-2014 | Seth McLaughlin
    NEW ORLEANS — Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour warned Friday that ideological purity is the “enemy of victory” and that the GOP must broaden the Republican coalition to win elections and to enact conservative policies that will change the direction of the nation. Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/30/haley-barbour-ideological-purity-enemy-victory/#ixzz33Ev66fxo Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • Evidence of the Spirit's Filling

    05/25/2014 1:37:53 AM PDT · by imardmd1 · 46 replies
    `ICR ^ | May 24, 2014 | Henry M. Morris
    “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit.” (Ephesians 5:18) This classic verse on the filling of the Holy Spirit can be rendered as follows: “And don’t begin to be drunk with wine, which involves profligacy, but be continually being filled with the Spirit.” That is, one cannot be filled with the Holy Spirit (which implies complete control by the Holy Spirit) if he has come to even the slightest degree under the control of wine (or anything else, for that matter). Being fully controlled and guided by the Spirit is not just...
  • Valuable Musings from My Wife....

    04/12/2014 8:36:47 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 6 replies
    04-13-14 | Bill Randles
    I thought this comment by my wife on facebook, was a valuable contribution to the "Sexual Atheism" article posted yesterday.She was attacking false views of the Love of God,,, HEY! God LOVES you, man .... Of course He does!!! It's His duty to love me. Why, isn't that His job? Many young people today, who call themselves christians, believe this and even act as if He owes them something. Too often, the thinking is 'God revolves around us''...This is such a wrong view of God; He is God ~ He is the center. The truth is we must revolve around...
  • Bishop issues letter on the ‘epidemic plague’ of porn, calls on men to recommit to purity

    03/09/2014 11:34:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life site news ^ | Hilary White
    “I call on every man in the Diocese of Arlington to search his heart and renew his commitment to purity. I call on every husband and father to renew his sacred commitment to his wife and children.” - Arlington Bishop Paul Loverde ARLINGTON, VA, March 7, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The growth of pornography use, particularly on the internet, is “a matter of utmost urgency for every son and father today,” Bishop Paul Loverde of the Catholic diocese of Arlington, Virginia said in a letter to his flock released this week. Titled “Bought with a Price: Every Man’s Duty to Protect...
  • Sex-obsessed lefty horrified by 'toxic purity culture'

    02/24/2014 7:19:00 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 71 replies
    Renew America ^ | 2-23-14 | J. Matt Barber
    Hey, gals, want to avoid being raped? Put away that Lady Smith 38. No need for pepper spray. Self-defense classes? Not necessary. The solution is simple. The best defense against rape is to just cast away your "deeply troubling" Christianity and become a secularist slut. So goes the advice of one Katie McDonough, Salon.com assistant editor, fertile fount of millennial wisdom and – well – and whatever else. In an article published at Salon Feb. 20 titled, "The right's warped 'purity' culture: 4 ways evangelical views of sex took over America," Ms. McDonough provides an unvarnished glimpse into the profligate...
  • RNC ELDERS DETERMINE CONSERVATIVE 'PURITY' COSTS GOP ELECTIONS

    03/18/2013 9:42:03 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 96 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 18 Mar 2013 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    The Republican National Committee’s internal evaluators argued that true conservatism loses the Republican Party elections in a new report released Monday. The evaluators were charged by chairman Reince Priebus with helping the GOP reach a larger voter base. A copy of their report was obtained by Breitbart News. On page 54 of the report, authors Henry Barbour, Sally Bradshaw, Ari Fleischer, Zori Fonalledas and Glenn McCall argue that true conservatism hurts the Republican Party in elections. “Third-party groups that promote purity are hurting our electoral prospects,” they wrote. That entire section was based on quotes from MSNBC host Joe Scarborough...
  • Are Republicans Already Blowing the Next Election?

    12/03/2012 4:56:26 AM PST · by teflon9 · 38 replies
    The New Republic ^ | December 3, 2012 | John B. Judis
    In the beginning, [Club for Growth] targeted liberal Republicans ..., but it now extends to politicians like Lugar, Capito, Saxby Chambliss and even ... Speaker Boehner, who [normally] would be considered conservative. The Club and its allies see themselves as “insurgents” against a Republican “establishment” ... Republicans, Ramesh Ponnuru wrote in National Review, have to [be] “the party of middle-class economic interests.” “It won’t kill the country if we raise taxes on millionaires a little bit,”... Bill Kristol opined. But the Club and its network blame the Republicans’ and Romney’s defeat on their not being conservative enough. “The first lesson”...
  • Mark Levin’s No More Gotchas Interview with Newt Gingrich

    This is a similar interview to the one with Rick Santorum, with similar questions but different answers, of course. But given the template that Mark used, it’ll be interesting to compare and contrast. I will note that as a response to Romney’s comment that he’s “severely conservative”, Newt says that Romney is “severely non-factual”. Nice. Here’s the full interview:
  • Why Is Newt’s Biggest Donor So Opposed to Santorum? (Santorum's views on gambling)

    02/16/2012 7:51:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 88 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 16, 2012 | Jim Geraghty
    ....Asked about the legalization of online gambling, Santorum responds: "I’m someone who takes the opinion that gaming is not something that is beneficial, particularly having that access on the Internet. Just as we’ve seen from a lot of other things that are vices on the Internet, they end to grow exponentially as a result of that. It’s one thing to come to Las Vegas and do gaming and participate in the shows and that kind of thing as entertainment, it’s another thing to sit in your home and have access to that it. I think it would be dangerous to...
  • Santorum mega-backer on contraception: Girls, just put aspirin between the legs (VIDEO)

    02/16/2012 3:25:01 PM PST · by SmithL · 57 replies · 1+ views
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 2/16/12 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s big mega-donor kicked up a controversy over the issue of contraception today when he urged a return to the good old days when gals had a simple solution for it: aspirin between the knees. We’re not kidding. Wealthy entreprenuer Foster Freiss, who’s backed Santorum’s Super-PAC, made the statements to MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell today, after being asked if his candidate has expressed some extremist views on contraception. He appeared to express wonder that women even have to worry about the issue of paying for contraception these days, Politico reports. “On this contraceptive thing, my Gosh it’s...
  • Santorum Backer: In His Day Used Aspirin Between Their Knees for Birth Control

    02/16/2012 3:06:57 PM PST · by AnTiw1 · 90 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Liz Goodwin
    In an interview with Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC Thursday, billionaire Santorum backer Foster Friess said that debates over the candidate's personal objections to contraception are overblown, adding that, in his day, "gals" used aspirin as birth control.
  • Bachmann Supporters Praise Image, Backbone, Purity

    12/03/2011 11:49:02 AM PST · by Son House · 62 replies
    Augusta Chronicle ^ | Dec. 3, 2011 | By Sarita Chourey
    Gail Harville supports GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann because she wants a candidate who can debate President Obama “and beat him.” Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., talks during the book-signing event for her book "Core of Conviction" Saturday in Aiken, S.C. Advertisement No, that’s not enough, said her husband, Bill, adding, “someone who will shred him!” The North Augusta couple were among about four dozen fans, activists and skeptics who turned out for the Minnesota congresswoman’s book signing at Books-A-Million in Aiken on Saturday morning. A handful hoped to see a ticket that combines Bachmann and former House...
  • Immigration and GOP orthodoxy (Über liberal couple pans Perry, except for immigration)

    10/01/2011 7:19:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Milford Daily News ^ | October 1, 2011 | Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts
    Rick Perry says a lot of things that don't make sense. Calling Social Security a failure defies the experience of countless elderly Americans. Deriding climate change and evolution contradicts overwhelming scientific evidence. Flubbing a question about nuclear weapons in "the Pakistani country" evokes painful memories of Sarah Palin. He's just lucky Tina Fey cannot play him on TV. (Alec Baldwin can, however.) But on at least one issue, Perry gets it right: immigration. He's justifiably proud of signing a Texas law that grants in-state college tuition to the children of undocumented immigrants attending state schools. As the governor argued recently...
  • The Myth of Conservative Purity (The Founding Fathers and Reagan Practiced the Art of Compromise)

    09/11/2011 1:17:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 09/08/2011 | PETER BERKOWITZ
    With the opening of the fall political season and tonight's Republican candidate debate, expect influential conservative voices to clamor for fellow conservatives to set aside half-measures, eschew conciliation, and adhere to conservative principle in its pristine purity. But what does fidelity to conservatism's core convictions mean? Superstar radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh has, with characteristic bravado, championed a take-no-prisoners approach. In late July, as the debt-ceiling debate built to its climax, he understandably exhorted House Speaker John Boehner to stand strong and rightly praised the tea party for "putting country before party." But then Mr. Limbaugh went further. "Winners do...
  • A Pet No More

    06/13/2011 5:16:20 PM PDT · by RGrizzle · 12 replies
    I've Been There Ministries ^ | 6/13/2011 | I've Been There
    He sat alone waiting anxiously from word from his lawyer. Releasing a nervous sigh he glanced at his watch. Time seemed to be at a stand-still as he fretted about the decision that would determine his fate. He leaned forward in his chair wringing his hands pondering the horrific events that led to here. How could he have been such a fool? Often he had been warned about the dangers of the pet he loved. He ignored those warnings, and now it was too late. He was forced live through the nightmare he helped create. “That thing is dangerous”, they...
  • Haley Barbour: 'Purity' will lose 2012 race

    06/04/2011 12:02:48 AM PDT · by UniqueViews · 143 replies
    Politico ^ | June 3, 2011 | DAN HIRSCHHORN
    Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour issued a stern warning to conservatives Friday: relent on ideological purity in the primaries or risk losing the general election. "We're going to nominate someone for president who doesn't agree with you on everything and who you don’t agree with on everything," Barbour said. "But I'll tell you what. You're going to agree with them a whole lot more than you agree with Barack Obama."
  • My Joshuas

    04/07/2011 5:28:56 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    My Joshua's are those I entrust Wholeheartedly with My kingdom for truly they are postured both in heart and in spirit for they know and love Me as Samuel did when he met Me as a child and so they walk in My Shalom and feed on My meat which is The Father's will eternally sustaining My children divinely For they are one with Me . Joshua 24:15 15 But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods...
  • [Chapter 3] Restoring the Soul: Breaking Soul-Ties

    01/31/2011 4:05:31 PM PST · by wmfights · 7 replies
    The Moody Church ^ | Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer
    Through a chat room on the internet, a woman met a man with whom she was convinced would “meet her needs.” After agreeing to meet in a hotel in a specified city, she decided to leave her husband and three children for this exciting stranger. Her decision was made six hours after that first meeting. People can have a powerful influence over us; they can either bless us or curse us; they can help us in our quest for good, or they can compel us to do evil. Some are masters of manipulation and have mastered the art of controlling...
  • Deluge of FOIA requests forced HHS to make public new study lauding abstinence-based sex ed

    08/27/2010 3:25:17 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/26/10 2:45 PM EDT | Mark Tapscott
    Officials at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families were keeping the lid on the results of a new study they funded until they received a flood of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests sparked by the National Abstinence Education Association (NAEA), according to LifeNews.com. The tax-funded study found that 70 percent of parents believe sexual intercourse should be delayed until marriage and that parental attitudes on such issues are the most important determinant of how adolescents view them as well. according to LifeNews.com. The study was discussed at a recent meeting of the...
  • RNC poised to reject candidate purity test in favor of platform fealty pledge

    01/28/2010 8:19:33 PM PST · by thecodont · 7 replies · 363+ views
    Los Angeles Times / latimes.com ^ | January 28, 2010 | 7:02 pm | Mark Z. Barabak
    It looks like the Republican Party won’t be taking names or testing blood samples. Meeting behind closed doors in Honolulu this afternoon the resolutions committee of the Republican National Committee adopted a watered-down version of the so-called “purity” test advocated by insiders who wanted candidates to complete a check list—8 of 10 needed to pass—to receive financial or organizational help from the party's national controlling body. The precise wording remains to be worked out. But the gist is that candidates would have to pledge their fealty to the party platform—which is a lot less stringent than the original resolution sponsored...
  • The Specter Over Health Care

    12/22/2009 8:32:20 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 1 replies · 377+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 12/22/2009 | Ed Carson
    Amid the furor over how Sens. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., and Ben Nelson, D-Neb., would vote on the health bill, there was little talk regarding Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter. Since switching from Republican to Democrat in April, Specter has been a reliable vote for his new party’s health plans. His main objections to the final Senate health bill were its lack of a public option and its restrictions on abortion funding. Now maybe he would have voted yes even if he were still a Republican. But party-switchers tend to shift their voting patterns significantly. After all of the left-liberal gnashing of...
  • A GREAT EXPLOSION OF PURITY IS ABOUT TO COME \O/ HALLELUJAH

    09/14/2009 4:51:57 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 24 replies · 1,581+ views
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Jesus the author and finisher
    A great explosion of purity is about to come , But "not" as before(as Katrina) ,something straight from my kingdom , The heavenlies are about to applaud , I AM The Lord behold I alone am God ! Yet for my children of my rod and staff , They shall rest in my bossom of Zion and laugh , For the Joy of The Lord is their strength , And these are my children of victiory that have gone the full length , Obedience to me has become their rod , My staff is their com(fort) for I AM their...
  • BE HOLY FOR I AM HOLY

    08/11/2009 12:59:08 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 17 replies · 1,122+ views
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Jesus the author and finisher
    Ordinary measures will not do any more , For I have swung wide the door , Warfare that is behind shall stay there , I am raising you to new levels of warfare , An understanding beyond my heavenly hosts , What I am about to release to you not even my arch angel Michael can boast , But a depth , a knowing farther than you now see \o/ , You shall go behind enemy lines and their encampments you shall see , Their plots and schemes , their strategy from a god's eye view , And even their...
  • Modesty En Vogue [Another one of the virtues]

    07/14/2009 2:30:00 PM PDT · by Salvation · 23 replies · 765+ views
    Author: Barb Ernster | Source: National Catholic Register Modesty En Vogue   At a time when exposed midriffs, pierced navels and tattooed backsides are all the rage, "Pure Fashion" shows hope to offer an antidote. At a time when exposed midriffs, pierced navels and attooed backsides are all the rage, the pressure is on young girls to grin and "bare" it. Everywhere you turn, Catholic parents - their influence challenged by the onslaught of writhing pop idols on TV and the prevalence of racy attire at the shopping mall - are lamenting the loss of their daughters´ modesty. "It used to...
  • Modest Cajun Rocker

    05/10/2009 5:25:45 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 459+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | Sunday, May 10, 2009 | Tom Hoopes
    Celeste Behe’s Register story “Modesty in Motion” quotes Power Ranger actress/model Jessica Rey and Paige Reese of the Cajun band L’Angelus (shown above) about modesty. Paige, says: “I keep in mind that external appearance is a reflection of an interior attitude,” she says. “St. Peter tells us that our adornment ‘should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in God’s sight’”(1 Peter 3:4). “Many times, mothers have thanked us for dressing in a way that is attractive and modest. They tell us that their daughters want to dress the...
  • "In 1968, something terrible happened in the Church" (how dissenters tore Church apart)

    03/01/2009 3:12:28 PM PST · by NYer · 25 replies · 1,173+ views
    CERC ^ | JAMES FRANCIS CARDINAL STAFFORD
    Cardinal James Stafford reflects on how dissenters to Humane Vitae tore the Church apart -- and how that rift left scars that remain to this day. "Lead us not into temptation" is the sixth petition of the Our Father. Peirasmňs, the Greek word used in this passage for 'temptation,' means a trial or test. Disciples petition God to be protected against the supreme test of ungodly powers. The trial is related to Jesus's cup in Gethsemane, the same cup which his disciples would also taste (Mk 10: 35-45). The dark side of the interior of the cup is an abyss....
  • Staying 'Pure' in a Sex-Crazed Culture

    02/02/2009 11:04:41 AM PST · by GonzoII · 20 replies · 934+ views
    CBN.COM ^ | Belinda Elliott
    CBN.com – True Love Waits. You’ve heard it before, and maybe you even signed a pledge card promising that you would “wait” until you were married to have sex. Sounds simple enough, right? But in today’s culture it’s not always as easy as it sounds. Christian recording artist Rebecca St. James understands your struggle. As a single woman herself, she is familiar with both the Christian dating scene and the longing to keep oneself pure until marriage. She hopes her new book, Pure, will encourage Christians who are striving to live a life of purity. In the book, written in...
  • What is the Best Type of Bottled Water?

    01/16/2009 10:28:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies · 1,182+ views
    Buzzle ^ | 11/22/2008 | Jason Matthews
    What Are the Types of Bottled Water? There are several types of bottled water on the market today and each kind has a different level of quality and method of production. Spring water and purified water represent the main options available to the consumer. There seems to be a belief among many consumers that spring water represents the best option for those looking for the purest water. However, in reality this is a misconception brought on by clever marketing from spring water companies. Upon closer inspection it becomes clear that the for the purity concerned water drinker, purified bottled water...
  • From Immodesty to Contraception to Abortion

    12/30/2008 1:00:55 PM PST · by magdalen · 1 replies · 387+ views
    www.AirMaria.com ^ | December 30, 2008 | Magdalene
    http://airmaria.com/?sn=51&vp=2443&prefx=face&plyrnb=1&ttl=Face%20of%20Pro-Life This is 29 minutes and well worth the time. I hope this is one of the brothers that will go on to the priesthood; he is well spoken. Face of Pro-Life #51 - Fra Anthony on Modesty Ave Maria! Fra Anthony Servium, FI relates to host Corinn Dahm about modesty of dress, how it has changed and how it effects our morals. Video - Face of Pro-Life #51: Modesty of Dress Monday, December 29th, 2008
  • Policeman makes NY woman remove religious wig

    06/21/2008 8:11:23 PM PDT · by Coleus · 37 replies · 419+ views
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  • Pharisaic Purity (First in a Series)

    11/26/2007 1:56:26 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies · 86+ views
    NCR ^ | November 25, 2007 | Mark Shea
    We tend to be hard on the Pharisees without seeing the difficulty they faced. They were not cartoons. They were men who, like us sometimes, learned the right lesson but drew the wrong conclusion from the Law of Moses. Under the Law, ritual defilement was intended as a kind of sign or shadow: to show us in our pride that we could not, by our own strength and power, keep ourselves clean from sin. The intended lesson: We need God to cleanse us through Christ.But the Pharisees took away something very different. They concluded they could find sanctity in only...
  • Will America Be Turned into a Beacon of Purity? Some see Great Hope in "Our Lady of America"

    08/14/2007 3:52:51 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 166+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | August 13, 2007 | John-Henry Westen
    Will America Be Turned into a Beacon of Purity? Some see Great Hope in "Our Lady of America" By John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, DC, August 13, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Some say it will take a miracle to turn America around to purity. America is known throughout the world, especially in developing nations, as a beacon of impurity. Since the 1960s Hollywood has produced and exported pornography, both subtle and explicit, around the globe. However, just prior to America's descent into the sexually quagmire of the 1960's, a nun in Ohio began receiving messages from Heaven; messages from "Our Lady of America." From...
  • How to Guard Holy Purity - Antonio Cardinal Bacci

    07/27/2007 10:21:42 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 11 replies · 313+ views
    Dignare Me Laudare Te, Virgo Sacrata ^ | A.D. 20th century | Antonio Cardinal Bacci
    The following, which is reproduced in full from the blog Antonio Cardinal Bacci: Meditations For Each Day, should be spread far and wide. William Bouguereau's L'Innocence How to Guard Holy Purity 1. Purity of heart is a quality which attracts everybody, even those who are evil themselves. It makes a man seem like an angel in human form, for it shines from his countenance. Unfortunately, the virtue of purity is as difficult as it is beautiful. It is fatal for anyone to cast himself into the mire. The first sin of impurity is a disaster, because it is often the...
  • School rules against Christian "purity ring" in schools - but Muslims can still wear hijabs

    07/16/2007 4:00:40 PM PDT · by van_erwin · 90 replies · 5,879+ views
    Reuters India ^ | July 16, 2007 | Reuters
    A British teenager whose teachers had stopped her wearing a "purity ring" at school to symbolise her commitment to virginity lost a High Court fight against the ban on Monday. Lydia Playfoot, 16, says her silver ring is an expression of her faith and had argued in court that it should be exempt from school regulations banning the wearing of jewellery. "I am very disappointed by the decision this morning by the High Court not to allow me to wear my purity ring to school as an expression of my Christian faith not to have sex outside marriage," Playfoot said...
  • Libertarian Purity Test

    11/08/2006 12:48:58 PM PST · by hoppity · 99 replies · 1,722+ views
    This is the Libertarian Purity Test, which is intended to measure how libertarian you are. It isn't intended to be any sort of McCarthyite purging device -- just a form of entertainment, hopefully thought-provoking. I like it a lot better than the more famous "World's Shortest Political Quiz" because I haven't stated the questions with any intent to give an upward bias to a test-taker's score, and because it gives a clearer breakdown between hard and soft-core libertarians. Enjoy, suggest your friends try it out, and see how you compare to other test-takers... A note on meaning: The word privatized...
  • The Battle for Purity

    08/11/2006 8:04:51 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies · 364+ views
    CERC ^ | March/April 2006 | EDWARD P. SRI
    The battle for purity is ultimately fought deep in the recesses of the human heart. Our hearts were made to love, but since the Fall, they have been tainted by a desire to use others. This effect of original sin is seen perhaps most dramatically in our encounters with the opposite sex, wherein our hearts often are drawn to the other person more for the emotional or sensual pleasure we may derive from them than for any true commitment to what is best for them and their true value as a person. In this reflection, we will see that chastity...
  • A Saint to Emulate [St. Maria Goretti]

    07/06/2006 9:17:28 AM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies · 660+ views
    EWTN. om ^ | 1994 | Margaret M. Breiling
    A SAINT TO EMULATE Margaret M. Breiling St. Maria Goretti"By the loving providence of God, we have assisted this evening at the supreme exaltation of a humble daughter of the people, in a ceremony whose solemnity and dignity are unique in the history of the Church.For tonight's canonization has been held in this vast and inviting place of mystery, made for the occasion into a sacred temple whose vault is the open heaven that proclaims the glories of Almighty God—a choice for which you first expressed the desire before We had decided to make the disposition.The concourse of the...
  • Sikh bracelets, but no Christian rings at school bans pupils from wearing 'purity rings'

    06/17/2006 6:25:09 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 85 replies · 4,795+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 06/18/06 | Elizabeth Day
    Sikh bracelets, but no Christian rings at school bans pupils from wearing 'purity rings' A group of teenage Christians have been banned by a secondary school from wearing "purity rings" as a symbol of their religious belief in chastity until marriage. At least one of the dozen pupils, who all attend the same girls' comprehensive in Horsham, West Sussex, is considering legal action against the Millais School for "a breach of human rights". Although the school allows Muslim and Sikh pupils to wear headscarves or kara bracelets as a means of religious expression, the purity ring - a small band...
  • Teens fight for a chaste Valentine's

    02/15/2006 6:18:36 AM PST · by klossg · 31 replies · 795+ views
    The Diluth News Tribune ^ | Tue, Feb. 14, 2006 | STEPHANIE SIMON
    Teens fight for a chaste Valentine's ABSTINENCE: Some high school students suggest honoring Feb. 14 as a "Day of Purity. BY STEPHANIE SIMON LOS ANGELES TIMES High school sophomore Ally Hall plans to exchange valentine cards with her friends today. But her true tribute to the romance of the season was Monday, in the principal's office at Lebanon High School in the small town of Lebanon, Ohio. Hall wrote a brief script to be read over the public-address system. Her message: The most romantic way to celebrate Feb. 14 is to honor it as a "Day of Purity," by pledging...
  • Terrible Scandal Hits 21 Catholic Colleges Again

    01/27/2006 1:02:30 PM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 32 replies · 1,057+ views
    TFP Student Action ^ | 01-27-06 | TFP Student Action
    TFP Student Action launches effort to restore modesty on Catholic campuses Feminist groups on twenty-one American Catholic Universities are planning a new assault against the Church’s traditional moral teaching, by organizing showings of the lewd play, “The V***** Monologues” in the weeks surrounding St. Valentine’s Day. (Asterisks added for modesty). TO SIGN YOUR E-CARD AND JOIN THE GROWING PROTEST, visit: http://tfp.org/student_action/php/monologues_2006.php The choice of St. Valentine’s Day is particularly offensive, since it is a feast day the Church instituted to honor three martyrs who died to defend the Faith. According to the Cardinal Newman Society1, the play is a conglomeration...
  • Marketing Effluent

    11/26/2005 4:38:18 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 5 replies · 2,865+ views
    grey_whiskers | 11-26-2005 | grey_whiskers
    INTRODUCTION: This article is written in response to the knee-jerk reactions of many liberals, and what might be considered a “stealth” hypocrisy. On the other hand, it might not be hypocrisy at all—it might be that the liberals really do like to have different standards in different areas of their lives. Read on and maybe things will make more sense… It is interesting to watch the behaviour of liberals when they are considering the impact of human activity on the environment. Words and catch-phrases such as “sustainable development,” “eco-friendly,” or “environmentally sound” come to one’s mind without even having to...
  • Moral Chaos at the University of Notre Dame

    10/17/2005 3:08:02 PM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 100 replies · 2,625+ views
    TFP Student Action ^ | 10-17-05 | TFP Student Action
    "The sins which lead most souls to hell are sins of the flesh!" ~ Blessed Jacinta Marto During the week of October 10-14, students at the prominent Catholic University of Notre Dame faced another assault against traditional Catholic morality on campus: "National Coming Out Day." The weeklong event included shocking pro-homosexual activities under titles such as: * Speak Out! Sex and Gender at Notre Dame Rally * Come Out of Your Closet! * Library Exhibit: Famous LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trasgender] Individuals * The Process of Coming Out: A Panel Discussion * Gay? Fine by Me, T-shirt Day An email...
  • Sermon for Trinity 14 from the Rev. William Klock, Christ REC, Portland

    09/03/2005 8:40:41 PM PDT · by evangelium · 1 replies · 154+ views
    Prydain ^ | 9/3/2005 | The Rev. William Klock
    The Rev. William Klock: "The Godly Virtue of Purity" Last week, the Rev. William Klock of Christ Church REC in Oregon preached a sermon on "The Godly Virtue of Love" and now this week's sermon is The Godly Virtue of Purity, based on Galatians 5:16-24 and Luke 17:11-19. I thought this sermon was excellent:Our hearts are spiritual battlefields. On one side the sinful desires of the flesh, of our natural fallen selves, of what should be the ?old man? battles against the ?new man? created by God?s grace in each of us. The ?old man? has no concept of...
  • America Needs Fatima Says: Free Kids from On-line Porn

    12/22/2004 1:02:09 PM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 44 replies · 1,634+ views
    www.tfp.org/anf ^ | 12-22-04 | America Needs Fatima
    When the Supreme Court extended an injunction against the enforcement of the Child Online Protection Act (COPA), it also guaranteed the access by innocent children to on-line porn. Internet pornographers were handed a victory and the opportunity to corrupt American youth with no fines or consequences. In answer to the decision, America Needs Fatima is launching a new emergency campaign called Protect Kids from Porn. Starting in early September, the campaign has as its immediate goal the distribution of tens of thousands of protest flyers aimed toward protecting society’s most vulnerable members. Each brochure has two petitions, one addressed to...
  • Hey Kids! Want Good Sex? Try Abstinence.

    12/10/2004 11:36:01 AM PST · by DBeers · 105 replies · 3,653+ views
    townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2004 | Warren Throckmorton
    Hey Kids! Want Good Sex? Try Abstinence.Warren ThrockmortonAs a mental health counselor, I am really troubled by the numbers of adolescents that I have counseled who cried for days and hurt for years because they engaged in "safer sex" within dead end, unfulfilling relationships. Sadly, they learned that “safer sex” can be hazardous to their emotional health. I think the current political debate concerning abstinence vs. contraceptive based sexual education has failed to include an important variable in the discussion of what to teach in school: sexual well being. In many contemporary sexual education curricula, young boys and girls who...
  • Archbishop Sheen Today! -- Sex and holy purity (Part Two)

    11/02/2004 7:57:01 AM PST · by Convert from ECUSA · 8 replies · 309+ views
    Catholic Online (Renew America web site) ^ | November 1, 2004 | Barbara Kralis
    Archbishop Sheen Today! -- Sex and holy purity (Part Two) Barbara Kralis Barbara Kralis November 1, 2004 © Catholic Online 2004 It's impossible to discuss Holy Purity without visiting the The Sermon on the Mount. When Jesus taught the multitudes the twelve Beatitudes, He was speaking to all men of all ages on correct moral conduct. In number eight of the Beatitudes, "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God," Christ was teaching of the cleanness of the whole person, not just his heart. The heart represents one's thought, words and deeds. Remember Sister Christine Joseph's morning...
  • Archbishop Sheen Today! -- Sex and holy purity (Part One)

    10/22/2004 8:18:29 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 7 replies · 507+ views
    Catholic Online (Renew America web site) ^ | October 19, 2004 | Barbara Kralis
    Archbishop Sheen Today! -- Sex and holy purity (Part One) Barbara Kralis Barbara Kralis October 19, 2004 What is the single greatest gift a young man and woman can give each other in marriage? It is their holy purity or chastity. Without holy purity, human love — popularly known as 'sex' — becomes corrupt. There is no true human love without holy purity. What is the single greatest virtue a young man and woman find most difficult to practice in this 21st century? It is the virtue of holy purity or chastity. The sixth and ninth Commandment of God teaches...
  • St Maria Goretti

    07/05/2004 10:25:17 AM PDT · by AskStPhilomena · 2 replies · 201+ views
    Tradition in Action ^ | July 4, 2004 | Professor Plinio Correa de Oliviera
    Maria was born October 16, 1890 in Corinaldo, Italy, near Ancona to Luigi Goretti and Assunta Carlini. In 1896, her father, a farmer, moved the family to Ferriere di Conco, near Anzio. Soon afterward, he died, and the family was forced to move to the Serenelli farm to survive. At age 12, Maria was stabbed to death on July 6, 1902 by Alexander Serenelli, the son of her father’s partner, while resisting his attempt to rape her. She was canonized in 1950 by Pius XII. Her murderer, through her intercession, converted and became a penitent Franciscan brother. Comments of Prof....
  • Teens Nationwide Promote Abstinence

    02/13/2004 9:43:50 AM PST · by Joe Republc · 5 replies · 245+ views
    Teens Nationwide Promote Abstinence Fri Feb 13, 6:54 AM ET Add U.S. National - AP to My Yahoo! By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press Writer ORLANDO, Fla. - Melissa Millis feels bombarded by everyday messages of sexual promiscuity, whether it's Janet Jackson's bare breast during the Super Bowl or her classmates' casual sex talk. AP Photo So Millis, a high school senior in Michigan, and thousands of other students across the nation plan to wear white T-shirts to school Friday, the day before Valentine's Day (news - web sites), to publicly show their commitment to not having sex outside marriage. They're...