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Post by graperonto » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:12 pm

Del wrote:Our general opinion is that Lewis is on his way to heaven, and certainly Catholic by now.
Sorry Del, but my dear boy Johnny Calvin got ahold of Lewis before Tolkien and others did. Lewis is a Reformer now! :lol:
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Post by BubbaJack » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:44 pm

graperonto wrote:
Del wrote:Our general opinion is that Lewis is on his way to heaven, and certainly Catholic by now.
Sorry Del, but my dear boy Johnny Calvin got ahold of Lewis before Tolkien and others did. Lewis is a Reformer now! :lol:
(ducks, runs, hides...)
I know, it's only Wikipedia, but still:
Chesterton routinely referred to himself as an "orthodox" Christian, and came to identify such a position more and more with Catholicism, eventually converting to Roman Catholicism from High Church Anglicanism.
Did one of you re-write this????
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Post by Briarpatch » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:15 pm

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graperonto wrote:Forgive the intrusion...

As someone who is High Church curious, I thought I would ask this question (and since I'm new to CPS):

How many of you were born and raised Catholic and how many of you were adult converts (and from what other tradition)?
I was raised Southern Baptist and was confirmed in 2001. I currently attend an Oratory run by the Institute of Christ the King (traditional Latin Mass).
I too was raised Southern Baptist but as an adult I questioned the widom of NOT belonging to the Church Christ Himself gave us. I attended RCIA and upon completion was blessed with receiving the sacrements that made me Catholic.
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Post by Hovannes » Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:36 pm

St Isadores prayer before logging on---here it is in english and latin:
http://www.preces-latinae.org/thesaurus ... idore.html

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Post by tobacco_tenderfoot » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:25 pm

Very cool. But if it is what they think it is, HOW IN THE WORLD DO YOU MISPLACE IT?
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Post by OldWorldSwine » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:36 pm

tobacco_tenderfoot wrote:
Very cool. But if it is what they think it is, HOW IN THE WORLD DO YOU MISPLACE IT?
Oops!

And I thought losing my birth certificate was bad.
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Post by tobacco_tenderfoot » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:37 pm

OldWorldSwine wrote:
tobacco_tenderfoot wrote:
Very cool. But if it is what they think it is, HOW IN THE WORLD DO YOU MISPLACE IT?
Oops!

And I thought losing my birth certificate was bad.
What's a birth certificate?
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Post by tobacco_tenderfoot » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:16 am

Recently got an iPhone so I can be connected to work all of the time.

Anyone know of a good spot to get some iPhone wallpaper of Catholic art? Or any icons?

I found some good apps. iMissal, VerseWise RSV-CE, iPieta. All cost $, but just a couple bucks, one time fee.
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Post by Del » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:28 am

tobacco_tenderfoot wrote:Recently got an iPhone so I can be connected to work all of the time.

Anyone know of a good spot to get some iPhone wallpaper of Catholic art? Or any icons?

I found some good apps. iMissal, VerseWise RSV-CE, iPieta. All cost $, but just a couple bucks, one time fee.
In due time, you will want to make a Total Consecration to Mary, as taught by St. Louis de Montfort.

You will benefit from THIS APP
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Post by tobacco_tenderfoot » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:37 am

Del wrote: In due time, you will want to make a Total Consecration to Mary, as taught by St. Louis de Montfort.

You will benefit from THIS APP
Bought. Thank you work for the iTunes gift card.

Speaking of recommendations, we are about 4 weeks away from Lent.

There is always emphasis on what you give up, but does anyone have any practices they take up during the season?

Other than:
- Daily Rosary
- Daily readings that go along with Mass
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Post by Del » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:34 am

tobacco_tenderfoot wrote:
Del wrote: In due time, you will want to make a Total Consecration to Mary, as taught by St. Louis de Montfort.

You will benefit from THIS APP
Bought. Thank you work for the iTunes gift card.

Speaking of recommendations, we are about 4 weeks away from Lent.

There is always emphasis on what you give up, but does anyone have any practices they take up during the season?

Other than:
- Daily Rosary
- Daily readings that go along with Mass
The three pillars of Lenten penance are Prayer, Fasting, and Alms-giving.

Most Catholics neglect the alms-giving. Dig in a little extra to your favorite charity.... your local Crisis Pregnancy Center always needs help with saving lives and helping women and families.

Enthusiasm for prayer is easier.... there is always a prayer devotion that is just beyond your reach, something that has been on your mind for a while. Lent is s good time to start that habit, if your spiritual life is enjoying a time of consolation. (In desolation, don't start a new devotion: just dig deeper into the devotions you already have.)

To answer your question:
-- The Liturgy of the Hours is a good devotional to add to the Rosary and daily readings.
-- Also important to build a habit of mental prayer into the daily regimen (a conversational meditation, like Lectio Divina)
-- One or two examinations of conscience each day

Living all of these prayer devotions starts to take several hours per day. Suitable for monks; not practical for most of us. We have families to raise, not to mention the Corporal Works of Mercy to do.

Do what you can, strive for a spirit of desiring to do more. Be humble, faithful, and patient. Growth in the spiritual life takes years of practice, and it comes in God's time.
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Post by wosbald » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:01 pm





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Post by Hovannes » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:35 pm

The fellow is an excellent actor but strikes me as being very shallow(in an interview after his dying wife was taken to the ER he admitted that what amazed him about being in the ER was that nobody recognized him :facepalm: ) and probably easily swayed, as shallow people often are. He certainly needs our prayers.

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Post by tobacco_tenderfoot » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:33 am

Almost a full month without a post? We be slackin' as they say.

Everyone make a Lenten promise to post in this thread at least once a week....deal?

People who complain about the new translation of the Mass really annoy me. Is it really that much of an inconveinence in your life to to say "And with your spirit" instead of "And also with you"?

The burden of being Catholic, oh my, how do you even manage?

I'm sure the changes to the English translation are always on the mind of Christians in countries where they are being persecuted for being Christian.
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Post by colton » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:49 pm

I figure I'll post this in here since you guys can relate: The double-takes you get from people when you have ashes on your head are hilarious. They make eye contact, let their gaze drift upward, jerk back a bit, realize what day it is, and then resume eye contact hoping you didn't notice that confused display. It's all I can do to keep from laughing.

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Post by AFRS » Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:25 pm

colton wrote:I figure I'll post this in here since you guys can relate: The double-takes you get from people when you have ashes on your head are hilarious. They make eye contact, let their gaze drift upward, jerk back a bit, realize what day it is, and then resume eye contact hoping you didn't notice that confused display. It's all I can do to keep from laughing.
While over at Regent college coffee shop, overheard:

AFRS: Dude, you have, uh, schmutz on your, uh, head.
Dude: <blush> yeah, it's ash wednesday?
AFRS: Oh! Of course. Heh heh. (muttering: you still have schmutz on your head)

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