Year of Youth 2018

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#2145     Stations of the Cross Video Series

Chuck Grinnell
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Chuck Grinnell wrote at 4:44pm on April 4th 2014
Thank you for a wonderful way to relive this

#2144     Stations of the Cross Video Series

GentleDove K.
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GentleDove K. wrote at 3:10pm on April 4th 2014

#2143     Young Nun Wows Judges on Italy's 'The Voice'

GentleDove K.
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GentleDove K. wrote at 1:11pm on April 3rd 2014
Awesome!!! I don't understand very much Italian, but her performance made me cry for JOY that she performed a love song for Jesus Christ!!! THAT is a wonderful example of how each of us can use our talents to live out our *Holy* Catholic Faith!!! Blessed. Be. God!!!!!!!!

#2142     John Paul II Died Nine Years Ago, on April 2, 2005

GentleDove K.
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GentleDove K. wrote at 12:51pm on April 3rd 2014
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord... ♡♡♡

#2141     Pondering the Church’s Response to Mental Illness

Tara McInnes
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Tara McInnes wrote at 7:36am on April 2nd 2014
This article sums it up best.. Quoted by the Catholic Guide to Depression. One get's more care for physical illnesses by the community.

" If someone is afflicted with cancer, this person is flooded with sympathy from family and friends, and support from the local parish, perhaps with special mention in the general intercessions at Mass, and so on. If someone suffers from depression, this person probably receives, at best, a few well-meaning but ineffective attempts at sympathy from family or close friends, but often without true understanding. There is rarely public mention of the problem due to the stigma of mental illness. I recall one patient, a married Catholic woman with several children and grandchildren, who had suffered from both life-threatening breast cancer and severe depression. She once told me she would choose the cancer over the depression, as the latter caused far more intense suffering. She tragically committed suicide a few years after she stopped seeing me for treatment."

#2140     9th Anniversary of the Death of Pope John Paul II - 2 April 2014

Elaine Maher
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Elaine Maher wrote at 6:37am on April 2nd 2014
This is the man who helped an atheist become a catholic.
I am forever greatful xx

#2139     Ask a Priest - How many times can someone receive Holy Communion in a day?

Michael Chan
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Michael Chan wrote at 4:15am on April 2nd 2014

That should not be OK. To my understanding, "one day" in canon law means midnight to midnight:

Can. 202 §1. In law, a day is understood as a period consisting of 24 continuous hours and begins at midnight unless other provision is expressly made; a week is a period of 7 days; a month is a period of 30 days, and a year is a period of 365 days unless a month and a year are said to be taken as they are in the calendar.

Therefore, I think you have to skip one communion. One does not have to receive communion to fulfill the Sunday obligation.

#2138     Ask a Priest - How many times can someone receive Holy Communion in a day?

Ronald Fisher
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Ronald Fisher wrote at 12:30am on April 2nd 2014
Saturday, Morning Mass 7.00 am
Funeral for family member 11.00 am
Can't get to Sunday Mass so go to Saturday vigil at 6.00 pm
Receive Communion at each Mass.
Comments please!!

#2137     Why I’ll Be Seeing Noah

Guy Sudano
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Guy Sudano wrote at 9:19pm on March 31st 2014
Hello All-I saw NOAH and it is disappointing to say the least-
While the film does talk about why the flood happened, it throws Noah and his family into a very weird light-they come off as extememly disfunctional, even though the original story shows they knew what they all had to do-by the will of God
For Example:
Noahs daughter in law get's pregnant before the flood, and Noah decides she has 'sinned'. THEN, he tells her , that if the baby is a girl, he will KILL the baby!
Its no wonder the Holy Father balked when the main actor asked him to see the movie.
Its very ecology themed in placed also, as well as very violent.
The Special effects are worth the whole movie , but-if youre a purist, you should NOT see the movie-God is constanly called the 'Creator'-which is ok, but that's all they call him through out the movie.
It also shows one of the sons who wants to save a young girl who is being left behind, and Noah refuses to save her even though she is innocent of wrong doing.
Not a film that promotes Gods mercy, that's for sure.

#2136     Pope Francis meets U.S. President Obama

Siuyin Ho
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Siuyin Ho wrote at 9:28am on March 29th 2014
I must clarify what I meant about "hoo-haa" in my previous comment. Forgive me for seemingly taking up a lot of talk-time but there is no editing button here where us readers and contributors to the comments section can edit our posts.

So by "hoo-haa" I am speaking of the general talk permeating the vast array of media circles and particularly what evangelical social sectors are saying about Obama. I can appreciate that they do not necessarily share the same views as Obama and neither do many Catholics when it comes to questions of abortion and same-sex marriage, which is for the most part completely understandable.

The video was a very informative reflection on how the meeting between Pope Francis and Obama actually panned out. Rome Reports is a succinct and insightful reporting agency and I would very much recommend subscribing to the channel on YouTube.

#2135     Pope Francis meets U.S. President Obama

Siuyin Ho
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Siuyin Ho wrote at 9:13am on March 29th 2014
Strange about all this hoo-haa over Obama because when he first came on the scene, he personally identified himself as a Christian but I think that his views on spirituality are more in alignment with some of what are considered 'liberal' denominations like the Uniting Church and some branches of the Anglican and Episcopalian Churches. They are like this cos I've been into their campaigns myself before when I was in undergrad university. Even the Catholic Church has a student group affiliated with this kind of leaning called TYCS - Tertiary Young Catholic Students. This is the kind of thing that can be misleading to people such as myself who were naive and adventurous when they "got out of high school". Some of their stuff is okay but other parts of it are dodgey. The okay stuff is about general social justice issues - things that are truly worth campaigning for like human rights for asylum seekers and putting an end to exploitation of women caught up in sexual trafficking and prostitution by campaigning against such travesties etc.

But where things became questionable in terms of developing a sound spiritual accountability and personal moral conscience were in the areas of alcohol consumption at these group meetings and relational promiscuity, both of which should have been conformed to the Church's teachings but for some reason or another were not. There was not a well-informed spiritual formation program within this group either which retrospectively I can say contributed heavily to the lack of personal moral accountability for the students involved in this group.

#2134     Sex-selective Abortions 'Appalling', Says UK Prime Minister

CITIZEN Charlie Kane
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CITIZEN Charlie Kane wrote at 1:20pm on March 24th 2014

#2133     Ukrainian Catholics Fear 'New Oppression' after Russian Takeover

CITIZEN Charlie Kane
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CITIZEN Charlie Kane wrote at 1:19pm on March 24th 2014

#2132     Young Nun Wows Judges on Italy's 'The Voice'

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Angèle UWITONZE wrote at 12:39pm on March 24th 2014
Lovely! Very touching, evangelization has no boundaries, missionaries need to know where, when, and how to approach people, this is the delightful way sister Cristina has chosen, wow!!!!!

#2131     Young Nun Wows Judges on Italy's 'The Voice'

Moussa Taouk
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Moussa Taouk wrote at 9:57am on March 24th 2014
Glory to God, how beautiful this Sister Cristina is, and how delightful is her glowing face. And how pitiful are the judges with their strange tattoos and hair styles when juxtaposed with the lovely Sister.

#2130     Young Nun Wows Judges on Italy's 'The Voice'

Siuyin Ho
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Siuyin Ho wrote at 10:16am on March 21st 2014
Wonderful!!! - really - this segment of the show was stunning because it reveals something amazing about people: the ability to be honest when the situation demands it irrespective of how 'used to' façades some people in the entertainment industry have become. When emotional honesty is bared, then pretentiousness loses its' grip and people can just be real. This segment made me laugh with the joy and hilarity of the moment while at the same time something pretty profound was evident for all to see, which only added to the sense of purpose this situation held for those watching and immersed in it. I have to admire Suor Cristina for doing this act cos this has done something brilliant!! Cheers too for all those whom she really touched deeply through her performance - you have indeed been truly blessed! : )))))

#2129     Now You Can 'Rent' a Friend. Should You?

Siuyin Ho
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Siuyin Ho wrote at 12:24pm on March 20th 2014
Terrible idea - renting a 'friend'. The person who is rented is essentially objectified and not a real friend in the truest sense of the word. This is nothing short of a banal fad which should be dismissed as being in part inspired by prostitution-oriented mentality. Essentially, the same concept but with slightly different characteristics in the relationship. None other than a relationship built on false values - values which diminish significantly the inherent value of a person's makeup and ones that idolize superficiality and frivolity at the expense of sincerity and trust.

#2128     Vic Parliament Passes Laws Aimed at "Moving on" 40 Days for Life in Melbourne

Siuyin Ho
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Siuyin Ho wrote at 12:15pm on March 20th 2014
This is counterproductive to the ideals of social cohesion in wider society. How can now this come to Victoria. It's high time people took a stand against increasing police powers relative to peaceful assembly. During these vigils, no one is discordant or violent in their actions - so why is the govt. delegating increased police powers to forcibly break-up peaceful gatherings such as those of pro-life advocacy groups which in reality, only serve to highlight the reality of social issues needing to be addressed fairly?

#2127     Violent and Sacrilegious Attacks on Churches in Venezuela

Siuyin Ho
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Siuyin Ho wrote at 12:07pm on March 20th 2014
Now that Chavez has gone, the country is in chaos! He was a devout Catholic and his party ruled with a confidence that kept at bay the trouble-making cohorts now appearing on the scene. Now he's gone everything's in upheaval. What's happened to the leadership of his party? He was like a Nelson Mandela for Venezuela.

#2126     Solemnity of St. Joseph, Protector of Families - 19 March

Gillian Njue
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Gillian Njue wrote at 5:43pm on March 19th 2014
Beautiful! I have taken St Joseph as my patron saint and example in many virtues that I struggle with and he continues to teach me so much and lead me to God.

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