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#2512     Can I Get a Tattoo?

Melania Lui
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Melania Lui wrote at 6:04am on October 24th 2016
Kia ora and Talofa - South Pacific greetings. I have a female Samoan cultural tattoo - I am Catholic, I know this rule that he implies is exercised by the Protestant, presbyterian and Methodist Samoans, they seek permission first from their ministers and even then, when they have receivedc the cultural tattoo (Malu or the Pea), they are penalised and therefore have to give an offering to the congregation or something along those lines. Since the Vatican Two where it open the windows, allowing to be inclusive by allowing all cultures to celebrate their faith in their own language, to celebrate in their culture - to live their faith, speak and read their faith, to pray, this also spread into embracing our culture which allowed those tattooed traditionally and cutlurally to be a part. To be tattooed, you are sacrificing yourself to serve your people, your family, your community your village it is also a right of passage, like high society have their debutone balls etc for Samoans, if all family is in agreement - to be chosen to receive this honour you embrace your culture, in saying this as a Catholic - to serve the church, to be partake and participate, to serve in whatever way your parish or diocese needs you to, you humble yourself and accept what they need you to do - this is what a Samoan woman or man with a traditional Samoan tattoo does, to serve his or her God in whatever way the parish or diocese needs them to. And to make it clear, a Samoan traditional cultural tattoo is not sleeves, armbands or legs - it is the tatau, for the male it is full body - which is torso to beneath the thighs, for the women it is the malu the top of the thigh to below the knee and traditionally must be virgin - unless he is a chief and is married and therefore can receive it with his wife. I was blessed to have been tattooed by one of the best, Suluape Paulo before he passed away, a Catholic and ex-student of St Peter Chanel College in Moamoa, Samoa - educated by the Marist priests - using traditional instruments not machines. It is a personal journey that is part of my faith journey with my Lord. Before I received my traditional tattoo I prayed, my family gathered to pray the Novena and as we prayed it was not for protecting me from the pain or whether I survived - because the shame of having it incomplete or even worse, dying from it is real - but no that was not my prayer nor my family, my prayer was ïf it is your will my Lord, make it happen because without you I can't do it". I don't mind Fr Mike's sharing but I wanted to share from a perspective of a Catholic Samoan woman that was tattooed culturally in a traditional way.

#2511     Can I Get a Tattoo?

tony taouk
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tony taouk wrote at 2:43am on October 24th 2016
Fr Mike makes some good comments but as most people do he does not put tattooing into the context of theology of the body and thus ends without a holistic outcome which favours an easier to accept stance

#2510     Saudi Arabia Executes Prince for Murder

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Karan Arora wrote at 7:37am on October 21st 2016
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#2507     Catholic Worship Band LIVELOUD Releases New Album

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#2506     Citizens & Saints - Relent

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#2505     Why These Cards Inspired a Catholic Grandpa to Build an App

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#2504     Things Lazy Catholics Do

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#2503     Scientists Making Zika Detection Kits

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#2502     Iraqi General Urges ISIS Militants in Mosul to Surrender

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#2501     Is Social Media Messing with Kids’ Morals?

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#2500     The Nativity Show from the Creators of the Muppets

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#2498     Proclaim Conference 2016

Laura Cain
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Laura Cain wrote at 4:35am on October 19th 2016
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#2497     It’s about Children’s Rights, not Sexual Orientation

Brother John-Paul Ignatius Mary, OMSM(r), L.Th., D.D.
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Brother John-Paul Ignatius Mary, OMSM(r), L.Th., D.D. wrote at 4:17am on September 29th 2016
You state, "If marriage involved only adults, we should all agree with same-sex marriage." I don't think so. Same sex marriage is ontologically incompatible with the human person and with human dignity, even if it only involved adults. Homosexual sex is a violation of natural law, physiology, biology.

#2496     The Pope Francis Minute: The First Animation of the Life of St. Mother Teresa

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#2495     Pope's Prayer Intention During the Month of September Asks for a More Human Society

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#2494     Mexico City Hoping to Host WYD 2017

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#2493     Mexico City Hoping to Host WYD 2017

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