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The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

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709c69  No.775928[Reply]

I was reading about the prophecy of Jesus about the temple..He said that the temple and the city would be destroyed and that the jews would be scattered among the nations. There is also a prophetic paralel with Jonah. Jonah preached to nineveh that if they didn't repent, the city would be destroyed in 40 days. Jonah also spent 3 days and 3 nights in a fish's belly. Jesus said that if they didn't repent, the city would be destroyed and they would be punished. Jesus spent 3 days and 3 nights in the heart of the earth. But the jews didn't repent, they killed Jesus and their city was destroyed…in exactly 40 years.Even emperor titus (the emperor at the time ) refused to receive honors as he was merely following the commands of a deity, as a vessel for divine wrath. How can atheists and non-believers still refuse to convert after this? What are their mental gymnastics? Do these people hate God or something? because this is too obvious and only a fool would reject Christ.

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709c69  No.775996

>>775979

I actually saw it in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBx5aZZU6Sk

he's a protty but he has some breddy good videos regarding prophecies


ee142c  No.789748

>>775928

Hows the project holding up?


19ad1a  No.789757

>>775928

>Even emperor titus (the emperor at the time ) refused to receive honors as he was merely following the commands of a deity, as a vessel for divine wrath.

Details.


e2b90e  No.789959

>>775943

Yep that's their logic. First you presuppose that no prophecy can be true, then you find any prophecy that was true and take that very fact as proof that it must be written after.

This is how "scholarship" currently works.


418894  No.789965

>>789959

(((Scholarship)))




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5d70c1  No.788731[Reply]

Both the East and West have a history of Saints with prodigious miracles, incorruptibles, etc. How can this be possible, when the very doctrine of Grace differs in the Eastern and Western Churches? How can this be possible, when only there is only One Church that is truly Catholic and Apostolic? How does that relate with Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus? Maybe I'm just being too legalistic, I know that God looks at your heart first and foremost (1 Samuel 16:7), but this is very troubling, and in some ways reminds me of Protestant theology. (In other words, God will still give Grace to those in Churches that are outside of the True Church.) I'd like to have discussion on this matter.

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82e32f  No.789244

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>>788731

Wow, look at this trashfire of a thread. To actually answer OP's question:

There have been numerous Saints that have been venerated and shared post-Schism by the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches. Some examples include:

>Alexei Trupp, servant of St. Czar Nicholas II and his Sainted Family, who despite being a Roman Catholic at the time of his death was granted the title of Martyrdom by the ROCOR alongside the Royal Family and 3 other Servants, in 1981

>Saint Stephen of Hungary, a post-Schism Catholic Saint, was canonized by the Greek Orthodox Church in 2000

>Saint Sergius of Radonezh, a post-Schism Orthodox Saint, was canonized by the Roman Catholic Church in 1452

>All 1.5 Million Christian victims of the Armenian Genocide were canonized by the Armenian Apostolic Church, and that includes Catholics and Eastern Orthodox Martyrs as well

>The Roman Catholic Church declared the 1900s Eastern Orthodox Martyrs of the Boxer Rebellion as Catholic Martyrs as well

>Saint King Kaleb of Axum, despite being a post-Chalcedon Schism Ethiopian Saint, is venerated in the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches as well

>Saint Isaac the Syrian, despite being from the Assyrian Church of the East long after their Schism from the rest of Christendom, is venerated in the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches

And on and on it goes. Not to mention Eastern Catholics are allowed to venerate the Orthodox Saints of their Sister Church. You will find icons of St. Seraphim of Sarov alongside St. Francis of Assisi in a Russian Catholic Church, for example. Unfortunately the same cannot be said of Western Orthodox doing this with post-Schism Roman Catholic Saints, though I do have a book by Helene Iswolsky titled "Light Before Dusk" where she talks about how many Orthodox in France during her lifetime venerated St. Theresa of Lisieux and that she was an extremely popular Saint in Russia while she was still living.


bb1703  No.789275

>>789244

>St. Theresa of Lisieux

Her understanding of God and his grace always seemed pretty eastern to me


e7199e  No.789282

>>789275

I think the orthodox just goofed into the correct, catholic understanding

;)


4abbbb  No.789780

>>789244

I'd like to add something to your post, anon. Eastern Catholics also can venerate Saint Isaac the Syrian, especially in the Maronite Church, as he was a Syriac, close to us.


161ac6  No.789789

>>789214

What denomination are you?

I think you’re trying to reduce God to a worldly entity.




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999049  No.788004[Reply]

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2018/nov/14/are-we-really-in-the-middle-of-a-global-sex-recession

It seems kids nowadays are having less sex, less drugs, less alcohol and less degenerate acts than baby boomers.

This is a global trend.

What is the opinion of anons here about this?

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275fe0  No.788137

>>788116

>rising

On the contrary, I hear that it's tapering off from its heights about a decade ago.


b579ec  No.788139

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631399  No.788143

>>788017

This is the best/worst thing I've ever read here


fe561e  No.789765

>>788004

Îñtërñēt pâwñ thœ


4184ce  No.789781

>>788013

This. Huxley got it correct. However, a lot of young people are already taking or wish to take what some would call a Benedict option and getting out of urban centre and start a simple life if they can.




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ed7102  No.776366[Reply]

Do you believe witchcraft is a thing? And if you do, what should we do about it? Should they be burned?

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086b79  No.776541

>>776394

>i tend to think of Satan/Demonic forces more as just that whisper in the back of your mind. That force that encourages you to go against your better judgement, draws you to mortal sin, etc.

If this is what they are to you that's a fairly good sign. A demon's primary motivation is to get you into Hell. But they also hate you so much that they want you to suffer as much as you can while you're here on Earth, so they enjoy doing things like oppression, possession, etc. If they aren't manifesting as scary monsters to you it's probably because they're afraid that such experiences will only drive you closer to God. When they do make dramatic appearances, it's either because they're very confident that you're already going to be damned, or because they hope to tempt you into occultism. That they're only manifesting as tempters to you should not be a source of pride, but it should inspire some hope in you that the powers and principalities aren't all that confident in their grasp on you. Put your faith in the holy name of Jesus Christ and pray to Him to drive away the tempters as well.


567f46  No.776898

>>776541

What if they appear as amiable cartoon people?


6c090c  No.776910

>>776366

It is real, and they should not be burned, but prayed for and converted. Although the state reserves the right to punish such deeds by death, though a fair trial should be involved to see if it was truly witchcraft, or a demon possessed person, or some memey little girl larping (modern feminist witches), or someone who discovered a natural hidden thing in the universe to use.


5c3183  No.776933

>>776898

Than stop watching anime, it's making you a homosexual.


64f02d  No.789751

>>776366

Yes. It absolutely is a thing.

>should we burn them

Personally I wouldn't mind it, but because we live in the "modern" world we can't. The best we can do is pray and rebuke them of their demonic influence as much as we can.




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23bb35  No.769101[Reply]

How do we destroy Islam?

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bbcdaa  No.789551

>>789532

>defeat Islam by destroying Jesus' church

This is your brain on protestantism


348e34  No.789553

Muslim amazing atheist

TheAmazingKuffar


bbcdaa  No.789560

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>>789552

>one believes Jesus is God

>one believes Jesus is only a man

<these are the same Gospels

So profound! You sure got me beat, Pastor Jimantha! I guess I better just go full Sola Fide and never repent from my sins. Excuse me while I go watch some porn and spark up a doobie, fellow prot.


b07aa8  No.789565

>>789561

http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p3s1c3a2.htm

> 2005 Since it belongs to the supernatural order, grace escapes our experience and cannot be known except by faith. We cannot therefore rely on our feelings or our works to conclude that we are justified and saved. However, according to the Lord's words "Thus you will know them by their fruits" - reflection on God's blessings in our life and in the lives of the saints offers us a guarantee that grace is at work in us and spurs us on to an ever greater faith and an attitude of trustful poverty.


b9ed08  No.789718

>>789560

>>>789552

kek.

Censored.




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4fa2c9  No.788902[Reply]

Does canon law really require you to burn protestant bibles? Twitter SSPX goers are currently buying bibles and burning them.

https://twitter.com/LaValette123/status/1109621578277388289

https://twitter.com/hanmariams/status/1110609968393261056

https://twitter.com/Thomist_Al/status/1110394589641392128

Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask.

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60eb3e  No.789170

>>789169

SSPX is not in communion with Rome.


0af8f7  No.789216

>>788981

This. Seems like they are making an idol of themselves out of vanity.


cc2899  No.789299

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a336d7  No.789304

>>789299

You gotta be canonized to be part of the Church bro, dem's the rules


6100a3  No.789687

>>789216

As a convert, I found that the NO guys were easier to talk to and make appts with when trying to set up RCIA stuff and the young priest I spoke with mentioned that some Catholics tend to worship the Church and not Christ. I didn’t like that sentiment and wrote him off, but I’m beginning to see it, even if I do tend way more to the TradCath side of things.




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a98fa7  No.770651[Reply]

I hate to be that weirdo

But I can't stop feeling like God is speeding things up.

Everywhere I look, society, church, theology, philosophy, they all seem to culminate at a certain time period.

I'm not saying the time is near and I'm not trying to profess the future. But,

It really seems like God is starting to seperate his flock more and more from the world. Even the lukewarm people of faith are either becomming more traditional or are falling completely from the way.

I'm just wondering if any one else is seeing what I'm seeing or am I legitimately going mad?

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c8b1a1  No.789252

>>772090

Tell me more about LSD. One of my past loves told me she wanted to take it, and I tried to stop her.


7632b2  No.789286

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>>771372

>they are going to try to spin the narrative that US christians are actually russian agents and traitors to America.

Given how much the Jews hate Jesus Christ, they'll likely condemn the Bible for hate speech and force us in re-education camps similar to what China has done.


419105  No.789357

>>789286

>Given how much the Jews hate Jesus Christ, they'll likely condemn the Bible for hate speech and force us in re-education camps similar to what China has done.

That won't reach that far. It's either the Jews stop their Jewishness and go b ack to being good Jews under an autoritarian Sicut Judaeis Non, which is a relatively peaceful solution, or violent people will take the matter in their own hands and will exterminate every single Jew on the face of the earth, which is not what is wanted but that's what is going to happen if they don't stop their corrupting influence.


b54ddd  No.789446

>>789252

I've never done it but alot of my friends and an ex used to do it. Some of them are actually schizophrenic from it.

It's bad news it can bring up underlying mental problems.


c8b1a1  No.789647

>>789446

I read news stories about a man who cut off his own penis, and another who stabbed his girlfriend while on LSD.

I’ve also known dumb, lazy, immature, immoral people who took LSD who think they are enlightened, but it’s just an illusion. They had weird experiences of perception and think they are better people.




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9bd464  No.789352[Reply]

Did Moses & Joshua write the Pentateuch or JEPD?

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7c799a  No.789527

There's enough reason to believe that both Moses and Joshua wrote the Pentateuch with some editing later on.


7c799a  No.789529

>>789403

>Only in the reign of Josiah did they rediscover it

The main contention behind the source theory, is that the Scriptures were edited or re-written (depending who you ask) to support the Kingdom.

Except, there's a bunch of stuff in Genesis that undermines the later Kingdom of Israel, mostly with Judah being recounted as guilty of a number of sins (not even counting the sin of Onan, one of Judah's sons).

Had the Pentateuch been necessarily re-written to support the Kingship, it did a pretty bad job.


7c799a  No.789530

>>789489

The source theory is based exclusively off a basis that the Israelites found their scripture and wrote in a "priestly tradition" and other pro-Kingdom propaganda.

Genesis, as we know it anyway, completely undermines one of the leading hypothesis of the sources critique. Much of the Law of Moses was written in its actual time-place, the stylistics of the Mosaic Covenant actually follow almost word-to-word the Covenants of secular kingdoms if that time period. The 500 B.C. folks would have happened to be aware of covenant writing 1,000 years in the past to make it coherent.


7c799a  No.789537

>>789489

another fun fact: the method in which the Israelites would deploy in battle with the Ark of the Covenant is almost 1:1 with how the Egyptians would deploy with their Pharaoh in the battle-field of around 1,600 B.C., or whatever.

The Pentateuch has a remarkable internal consistency with an author intimate with the Egyptians the time-period…this author would have be both an Israelite, and know quite a bit of Egyptian military and civic institutions. Which is pretty remarkably consistent with the idea that Moses wrote it :)


84f54c  No.789562

>>789403

>Long story short though, the bible itself attests that the Torah was lost after a long period of wickedness and fools running the country. Only in the reign of Josiah did they rediscover it

It was lost in the sense that the ruling class wasn't even aware of what it said. Not that nobody in the world had it.

The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law. - Deuteronomy 29:29

The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever. - Psalm 12:6-7 (note Psalm 12 is a psalm of David)

Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever. - Psalm 119:160

>>789432

>What is this supposed to mean? That if I got some Bible.txt and try to randomly change a word my hands will spontaneously catch fire?

It means you can't erase the existence or knowledge of it entirely. You can't, I can't, Jews can't, Caesars can't, popes can't, nobody can. This is because of what God said about the eternity of his word. So while people may produce corruptions in their own circles and add their sayings as their own kind of "head-canon," as an attempt to replace the word of God, the continued existence of God's real word will rebuke them at every turn. It's also one thing the state churches could never destroy despite many efforts. It calls out the manmade traditions in many places such as Mark 7:7-13 and 1 Timothy 4:1-3, Matthew 23:9, Matthew 6:7, and so on. Boy they wish they could get rid of those or alter them.

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bca662  No.788630[Reply]

Mexican president demands apology from Spanish King, Pope Francis for 16th century conquests

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has formally requested an apology from both Spanish King Felipe VI and Pope Francis for the Spanish conquest some 500 years ago.

The letter cited massacres that took place during the Spanish conquests of the indigenous peoples of Mexico throughout the 16th century. He also referenced the imposition of the Catholic faith as well as the human rights abuses committed by forces acting on behalf of the Spanish crown.

<''“The churches were built above the temples, our patriotic heroes were excommunicated,”'

' he said speaking among the ruins of an ancient Mexican city in a video posted to his social media accounts.

<“We are going to reconcile but first we ask for forgiveness.”

Spain's foreign ministry immediately published a statement rejecting the contents of Obrador's letter.

>“The arrival 500 years ago of the Spanish on present-day Mexican territory cannot be judged in light of contemporary considerations,”

the government said.

>“The government of Spain reiterates its willingness to work together with the government of Mexico.”

>…

Sauce:

https://www.rt.com/news/454772-mexico-apology-spanish-king-pope/

TL;DR

>REEEEEEEEEEEEE are BASED Pagans dindu nuffin!

>Enslaving tribes and ripping people's hearts out is apart of our culture!

>Apologize Cathwicks! REEEEEEEEEE

Daily Reminder that Leftism is cancer.

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0f13b9  No.788957

>>788630

This poohing guy looks like he has 0% indio blood, why doesn't he apologize himself?


bca662  No.788958

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>>788957

My guess:

Because AMLO is a SuccDem, he needs to virtue signal agianst Holy Mother Church and Spain while also getting his name out in the media. As they say

>there is no such thing as bad press

Must be an election comming up.


d2bddb  No.788991

>>788662

>Is there a Spanish Pocahontas of mexico?

Sort of, but depending on how you look at it, Cortes' wife.


bca662  No.788997

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>>788991

La Malinche > Pocahontas

Change my mind

you can't


46dd63  No.789516

>>788660

but anon those are american born fetizhes nothing to do with the aztecs.




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11eba7  No.771531[Reply]

Post your favorite traditional Christian music of any genre. Here are a few of my favorites:

Great Gospel song from the greatest singer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5bk6Epd4qg

Not solely Christian, but helps me remember to not fret about Earthly problems as much

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5i4ZGVQGa8

The crown jewel of Handel's Messiah, makes me tear up every time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg7aXEvCeXY

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e2e96d  No.786180

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>>771548

Yes. That is also one of my favorites. Have some Gothic grandeur. Listen to the whole thing, it really picks up.


5e51a4  No.786801

https://matter-band.bandcamp.com/album/teraphim

>Matter's sophomore release, Teraphim, is a concept album based on the writtings of the prophet Ezekiel

prog punk/rock. really good album.


71df44  No.787777

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>>771548

My favourite version of Henry V.

From same movie, Eve of Saint Cripsin's day speech


71df44  No.787780

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>>771531

Obligatory Man Comes Around by JC


e2e96d  No.789473

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3bd330  No.789122[Reply]

How did we a society go from hating fags as pedophiles, to letting them get married? How did we as a society go from promoting modesty and marriage to allowing women to walk around half naked and sexual promiscuity? How the winnie the pooh did we get to this leftist shithole of a world we now live in? Hippies? I just want to go back to the days where everyone went to church on Sundays. :(

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1d5251  No.789442

>>789425

>that first pic

Ayyyyy, thanks for screencapping my post, anon, glad I was of use.


f5581b  No.789450

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>>789122

If you ask me, something modernist that birthed secular humanism eventually.

The French revolution is also to blame.

Replaced rights, that, while supressed and broken at times, were considered a part of human dignity as a child of God, with social construct secular "rights" that make us feel better.

That morality eventually gave way to judging something based solely on the quality of life.

This eventually warped into modern Slaaneshi-tier liberalism, where everything is judged according to suffering and discomfort:

-the right to life only exists if they are gonna have a good quality of life. If not, abort, kill, or encourage them to commit assisted suicide;

-marriage turned into some vague "love" pact;

-liberty only exists if it doesnt upset anyone;

-having children is discouraged, since it upsets the modern man's quest for superficial hedonism;


6fd8a9  No.789466

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>>789413

Yes. He made a lot of gospel music in 1970s.

Later he's faith faded away, sadly.


801a20  No.789469

>>789437

At this point, they might. I assume they're rolling in their graves by now.

>>789442

No problem anon! If I see a quality post on here (which isn't very often tbh), I usually screencap it for future reference.


6fd8a9  No.789470

The real cause was the Renaissance, when humanism overthrew the theocracy, and the importance of Man became the central focus of society instead of God.




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1a59a2  No.789191[Reply]

Baptism, confirmation, eucharist, and reconciliation are mandatory for Catholics. Everyone’s called to do these, you can’t have a “vocation” to not take communion.

On the other hand, not only can you be a good Catholic while not being married or clergy, but also you can’t do both. Shouldn’t you be able, or even required, to do all seven sacraments?

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3f763c  No.789280

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>>789191

Roma locuta est, causa finita est


5e2d5f  No.789313

>>789198

Because seven is a nice number. So they included enough things on the list to get to seven.


c57895  No.789441

>>789191

They are sacraments because they were raised to that dignity by Christ. The sacraments of the Old Law were not efficacious for salvation, but the new ones are; marriage and Holy Orders are not necessary for salvation but they do provide sanctifying grace (which is why it’s a mortal sin to contract marriage while you’re in a state of mortal sin!).


510fb9  No.789443

>>789191

Only baptism and the Lord's supper are sacraments


510fb9  No.789444

>>789441

>The sacraments of the Old Law were not efficacious for salvation

Hebrews says they were




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60bdec  No.789268[Reply]

Have you ever thought about what it might be like to be God? Many of us have our fantasies. Fantasies of power and greatness. Fantasies of how we would change things, how we would make it all better. Have you given it much thought to what being god may actually be like though?

Alone in the void. All of time and space are yours. Perhaps you aren’t sure how you got there or why, but you exist and you always will. Watching all of the stars and heavenly bodies grow old and die and be reborn again. Eventually you realize that you are all alone. All of the heavens are yours and nowhere among them can you find anything like you. Not a God or a person, an ant or a blade of grass. Not even something that has been touched by another conscious being.

Suddenly, infinite space has become a small prison cell. And all of eternity has been reduced to a brief moment. The moment you realized that for all eternity, you will be completely alone. Each moment is exactly the same as the next now. Can you imagine such a horrible fate?

So you decide to create life. Soon you realize that you cannot truly create it. In order for it to be life, it must be conscious. It must be able to choose and to know that it is choosing. Unconscious life, after all, is just moving energy like a rock or a sun. It can never know you. Slaves and automaton’s likewise will never truly be your companions, because they cannot choose to be with you. In order to make true companions, they must be able to choose to be with you, which means they can choose to hate you just as well.

How ironic that these worthless meatbags that only exist for a brief moment can give the ultimate being the one thing that he can never truly have. The one thing that he needs the most. The only thing in all of space and time that is worth his while. Love.

I weep for God.

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fb7985  No.789395

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>>789268

On the contrary, God exists outside of time and is wholly complete; Him creating us was an act of love and creation that was irresistible and for his glory. It was a no strings attached proposition: despite how small and seemingly insignificant we are in comparison to the Almighty, we nonetheless love and are loved.

The closest comparison we have is begetting children: in perfect love, it is done for its own sake, even when the child misbehaves or acts out you feel a love for them that is unconditional and forgiveness that abounds.


60bdec  No.789397

>>789395

Interesting perspective. Very similar to what I grew up believing.


b6467e  No.789402

>>789397

Well it is Christian dogma across the board, consistent between churches and over many centuries, so…


21d70d  No.789433

I have no illusions on what I can comprehend about God. Very little, that is.

However, I believe He deals only in absolutes. Good or bad. Love or hate.

All creation to him is laid before Him and is as simple and straightforward as can be.

we may allow Him to guide our lives with the same simplicity and certainty if only we allow Him.


21d70d  No.789435

>>789433

oops, little redundant there.




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a37940  No.789283[Reply]

Pope Francis: 'It's better not to let them enter

by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th. • ChurchMilitant.com

Two successive popes have directed that homosexual men should not be in the seminary. The case of homosexual predator Fr. Robert DeLand is yet more proof of the negative consequences arising from ordaining gay men.

Under the direction of then Pope Benedict XVI, the Vatican issued 2008 guidelines directing seminaries to dismiss men who have not only "deep-seated homosexual tendencies" but also those with "uncertain sexual identity." Of this latter group, the 2008 guidelines say of such men that their "path of formation will have to be interrupted," meaning dismissal from the seminary.

The 2008 document was speaking in the context of psychological deficiencies in seminarians, pointing out, "Such immaturity would include … uncertain sexual identity; deep-seated homosexual tendencies; etc. If this should be the case, the path of formation will have to be interrupted."

Last May, Pope Francis seemingly reiterated this directive to a group of Italian bishops. Addressing the Italian bishops' conference during the 71st general assembly on May 25, the Holy Father stated, "If you have even the slightest doubt" about homosexuals being considered for seminary, then "it's better not to let them enter."

Francis approvingly referenced the ban on seminarians with "deep-seated [homosexual] tendencies" or those who practice "homosexual acts" from being admitted to the seminary because it can lead to "scandal" as well as jeopardize the life of the seminary, the formation of the man and his future as a priest.

Sauce:

https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/gay-predator-priest-convicted

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e24b96  No.789336

>>789283

This is fantastic. Looks like our daily Rosaries are being answered, fellow Cathbros. Let's keep up the assault though, because prayer is more powerful than we could ever imagine, and a total victory against the forces of evil is what we're after here. By the grace of God, our Church will be saved from the corruption.


a37940  No.789349

>>789346

>CTRL-F Francis

<0 results

>CTRL-F Bergoglio

<0 results

>fag related literally lied about his mental illness to get into seminary

This doesn't bode well for (you), liar.


a37940  No.789354

>>789351

Fags that literally lied to get in there.

Maybe if prots hadn't winnie the poohed everything up for everyone by secularizing the world, sodomy would still be illegal and they can be easily kicked out.

Your earlier claim that the Popes wanted them there is false and will still be false. Try harder next time, prot.


6f0786  No.789380

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Meanwhile, as this happens, in Coptic circles we have our angry gays too. Look at this one blog reacting to my holy Bishop Youssef saying being gay is wrong!

http://gaycopt.blogspot.com/2011/01/bishop-youssef-and-throwing-stones.html

They are such hateful people, no? We must pray for them.


57dc10  No.789381




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1b380c  No.781306[Reply]

Students left with burns after Ash Wednesday church service

“But when some of the kids wiped it off, it ripped the skin off as well. It was red raw." Mrs Brown said.

http://archive.today/2019.03.09-193537/https://uk.news.yahoo.com/students-left-burns-ash-wednesday-194852184.html

An Ash Wednesday service at a Catholic school has left 90 pupils and staff with chemical burns, as parents say they are considering legal action. Two pupils were hospitalised and scores more were burned after a priest marked crosses on assembly-goers’ foreheads as part of an Ash Wednesday ceremony at a top-performing school. A total of 73 students, 16 staff and the chair of the governors were burned after being marked with the ash as a token of penitence and mortality during the ritual at the Saint Augustine’s Catholic High School in Worcestershire. The priest, assisted by two students, began marking pupils’ foreheads. But the ritual was stopped half way through when children complained of 'tingling', Cassena Brown, 39, the mother of a badly-burnt pupil, said. The cross marking then ceased and students were asked to wash the ashes off immediately to ensure no further discomfort was felt, the school said.

"They should have been sent to a medical professional, not given a perfumed wet wipe," she added. Parents have said they are considering taking legal action against the school after medics told one of them the “chemical burn” would likely leave scarring. Mrs Brown said she was ‘gobsmacked’ when she saw her son for the first time after the incident. "My son was the worst of everyone. Because he is of Afro-Caribbean heritage you can see the burn very clearly, as the skin is burned and it's white underneath. He won't go to school. He's embarrassed,” she said. Saint Augustine’s Catholic High School said in a statement: “it is dismayed by the event and treats students’ health and safety as paramount.” The school in Redditch - voted top in Worcestershire by The Real Schools Guide, 2018 - said it is investigating the incident and that the ashes are being analysePost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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4f5e54  No.781775

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>>781306

>"he is of Afro-Caribbean heritage"

>"He won't go to school. He's embarrassed"

>the boy smiles as his pictures are taken and spread internationally

I'm glad my mother isn't a money-hungry sociopath. Poor kid.


019d84  No.782400

I came into this thread hoping it would be a sign that the kids are diabolic or something. What a disappointment.


d2bc84  No.782577

>>782400

why on earth would you hope for that?


a4fb3a  No.782587

File: 70e80074fdd0b0f⋯.png (1.17 MB, 1280x720, 16:9, ClipboardImage.png)

I've had maple, spruce, poplar and oak ash on my skin many times as a boy and never had chemical burns

maybe they made they ash in the chem demo where you pour sulfuric acid onto sugar to make charcoal?


caa99e  No.789158

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