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Luke

Atlanta, GA

#1 Jul 14, 2007
I was born into the Catholic faith and for all the years of my life it has been a source of strength, guidance and peace in my life. A holy sanctuary in which to worship our Lord Jesus Christ. A place to pray in communion with all the Saints in Heaven.

I've had several powerful healings from the Sacrament of Extreme Unction. I've witnessed the love and charity of the Catholic people towards others, extending to people outside our own faith.

It has taught me much. Fellow Catholics, please share your joy and experiences here.

“bless the USA”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#2 Jul 14, 2007
I became a Catholic 9 years ago. I am over 60, so I took my time and studied the Catholic beliefs and dogma in depth, including going back to the Greek for parts of it. I wish I had become a Catholic sooner as it is a great comfort to me in countless ways. I suggest that those who want to know more, seek it out and study it, avoid all the old misconceptions like I carried from my Protestant background, and then make an informed decision. Those of you who do not agree with it, don't join and don't badmouth it. I have never seen a Catholic badmouth another Christian denomination (I am sure it happens some). If you want to go on the attack, verbally, why not vent yourselves on Islam or one of the other nonChristian religions or philosophies?
Borax

Leavenworth, KS

#3 Jul 14, 2007
Kenhunt wrote:
I became a Catholic 9 years ago. I am over 60, so I took my time and studied the Catholic beliefs and dogma in depth, including going back to the Greek for parts of it. I wish I had become a Catholic sooner as it is a great comfort to me in countless ways. I suggest that those who want to know more, seek it out and study it, avoid all the old misconceptions like I carried from my Protestant background, and then make an informed decision. Those of you who do not agree with it, don't join and don't badmouth it. I have never seen a Catholic badmouth another Christian denomination (I am sure it happens some). If you want to go on the attack, verbally, why not vent yourselves on Islam or one of the other nonChristian religions or philosophies?
Laura Anne Ingraham: Graduate of Dartmouth and University of Virginia law school. conservative talk show host, author and columnist, former Reagan speechwriter, and when asked a few years back what she was most happy about replied, converting to Roman Catholicism.
Sheryl

Lafayette, NJ

#4 Jul 15, 2007
Kenhunt wrote:
I became a Catholic 9 years ago. I am over 60, so I took my time and studied the Catholic beliefs and dogma in depth, including going back to the Greek for parts of it. I wish I had become a Catholic sooner as it is a great comfort to me in countless ways. I suggest that those who want to know more, seek it out and study it, avoid all the old misconceptions like I carried from my Protestant background, and then make an informed decision. Those of you who do not agree with it, don't join and don't badmouth it. I have never seen a Catholic badmouth another Christian denomination (I am sure it happens some). If you want to go on the attack, verbally, why not vent yourselves on Islam or one of the other nonChristian religions or philosophies?
You're LYING...you badmouth other religions constantly! Just recently suggested (nastily and in sarcasm) that a poster would be more suited to Islam.

“bless the USA”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#5 Jul 15, 2007
Sheryl wrote:
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You're LYING...you badmouth other religions constantly! Just recently suggested (nastily and in sarcasm) that a poster would be more suited to Islam.
We all know what Sheryl is all about. Her comments mean nothing any more than symptoms of a deeply disturbed individual.
Luke

Atlanta, GA

#6 Jul 15, 2007
Borax wrote:
<quoted text>
Laura Anne Ingraham: Graduate of Dartmouth and University of Virginia law school. conservative talk show host, author and columnist, former Reagan speechwriter, and when asked a few years back what she was most happy about replied, converting to Roman Catholicism.
I wasn't aware she was a convert. Thank you for sharing that.

“bless the USA”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#7 Jul 15, 2007
Sheryl wrote:
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You're LYING...you badmouth other religions constantly! Just recently suggested (nastily and in sarcasm) that a poster would be more suited to Islam.
For those of you who do not know about Sheryl, here is a sampling from her comments. Each item between elipsis dots if from a distinct comment by her:
You are a disgrace and a pitiful example of a human being...I have no compassion for the likes of you...Senile old goat...Like I really care what you two hatemongers think!...get yourself checked for Alzheimer's. And why don't you do the world a favor and start AGING FASTER?? He is the epitome of a hypocrite...you're such a hateful bastard...I am so tired of you EFFING phonies ...damnit!...this pope is off the wall...Listen, pigface ...send him a Dr. Kevorkian gift certificate...Christian, hell...you're a nutjob...another brainwashed Catholic ...Too bad you're so damned two-faced...redneck...you are so frigging STUPID...you don't know *hit ...Get bent, loser... You are one dumb redneck ...dunce...pig...you're trash...you bored with your wife?...Another stupid cliche...woman-beater ...You're a joke...superstitious fools PISS ME OFF...brainwashed catholic ...Did you forget to take your Haldol today...this idiot ...LIAR"
gene d

AOL

#8 Jul 15, 2007
Just bookmarking for future refrence. Talk to you soon.
Peace and All Good- g
NitaM

Dillon, SC

#9 Jul 15, 2007
I have been a devout Catholic for most of my life and when I moved south a became a much more devout Catholic.

Last week a good friend of my son's passed away last Saturday. He was 57 and died of colon cancer. He was a retired police officer and went back to school to be an automechnic. My son Brian met Lenny there at Mechnics school. Lenny would always be a good friend to Brian and help him to thwart off the bullies by showing Brian how to manage them.

Brian, myself, and my husband attended Lenny's funeral. He was a former Catholic that attended a Baptist Church in town. Lenny was a black man that was full of life and a good friend to all he met. Well, I have never been to a Baptist Church especially filled with predominantly black population. But one thing I felt was bothj the love and the sadness and the acceptance of me being white and that did not matter. The Holy Spirit was moving in that church. I could feel it.

As I looked around though I began to notice no altar, no statues, no crucifix, no priest, no candles, no Tabernacle with my Jesus in there, no nothing to remind me of why I would attend church. And despite the comforting words of that faith, I missed everything Catholic. All remained there was a pulpit and a hugh cross above. He talked about being born again in a way that was very foreign to me.(I knew to be born again is to be born of water and spirt, Baptism).

I love my Catholic Church for all the things that make it Catholic inside my Church and my Jesus in the Holy Eucharist where he waits for me and you to visit Him in the Tabernacle. That's why I am a Catholic and that's what gives me JOY, Jesus in the Eucharist to receive at Mass and so much more.
NitaM

Dillon, SC

#10 Jul 15, 2007
Luke wrote:
I was born into the Catholic faith and for all the years of my life it has been a source of strength, guidance and peace in my life. A holy sanctuary in which to worship our Lord Jesus Christ. A place to pray in communion with all the Saints in Heaven.
I've had several powerful healings from the Sacrament of Extreme Unction. I've witnessed the love and charity of the Catholic people towards others, extending to people outside our own faith.
It has taught me much. Fellow Catholics, please share your joy and experiences here.
Luke,

God Bless Luke today on the Lord's Day for this forum to share JOY for the Lord in the Catholic Faith.

Peace and Good night,

NitaM
NitaM

Dillon, SC

#11 Jul 15, 2007
Kenhunt wrote:
<quoted text>For those of you who do not know about Sheryl, here is a sampling from her comments. Each item between elipsis dots if from a distinct comment by her:
You are a disgrace and a pitiful example of a human being...I have no compassion for the likes of you...Senile old goat...Like I really care what you two hatemongers think!...get yourself checked for Alzheimer's. And why don't you do the world a favor and start AGING FASTER?? He is the epitome of a hypocrite...you're such a hateful bastard...I am so tired of you EFFING phonies ...damnit!...this pope is off the wall...Listen, pigface ...send him a Dr. Kevorkian gift certificate...Christian, hell...you're a nutjob...another brainwashed Catholic ...Too bad you're so damned two-faced...redneck...you are so frigging STUPID...you don't know *hit ...Get bent, loser... You are one dumb redneck ...dunce...pig...you're trash...you bored with your wife?...Another stupid cliche...woman-beater ...You're a joke...superstitious fools PISS ME OFF...brainwashed catholic ...Did you forget to take your Haldol today...this idiot ...LIAR"
KenHunt,

May God bless KenHunt with restraint and patience on this day the Lord has made. Let us be glad and rejoice in the Lord.

Peace to you and Good night.,

NitaM
NitaM

Dillon, SC

#12 Jul 15, 2007
Sheryl wrote:
<quoted text>
You're LYING...you badmouth other religions constantly! Just recently suggested (nastily and in sarcasm) that a poster would be more suited to Islam.
Sheryl,

May God forgive Sheryl as I do and restrain her fromr calling We Catholics names on this forum who only want Joy and Peace in sharing the Faith and not hateful remarks anymore.

Peace and Goodnight,

NitaM

NitaM

Dillon, SC

#13 Jul 15, 2007
Borax wrote:
<quoted text>
Laura Anne Ingraham: Graduate of Dartmouth and University of Virginia law school. conservative talk show host, author and columnist, former Reagan speechwriter, and when asked a few years back what she was most happy about replied, converting to Roman Catholicism.
Borax,

Thank you I did not either that she was a convert to the Faith.

Any others you know?

Peace,

NitaM
NitaM

Dillon, SC

#14 Jul 15, 2007
gene d wrote:
Just bookmarking for future refrence. Talk to you soon.
Peace and All Good- g
gene d,

Peace and Joy in the Faith. What a great idea for Luke to come up with. I feel so much better now that I can share Catholicism with ya'll.

Peace and Goodnight,

NitaM
Luke

Atlanta, GA

#15 Jul 15, 2007
Goodnight Nita and may God richly bless you and your family.

“Little things with Great Love”

Since: Mar 07

AOL

#16 Jul 15, 2007
Kenhunt wrote:
<quoted text>For those of you who do not know about Sheryl, here is a sampling from her comments. Each item between elipsis dots if from a distinct comment by her:
You are a disgrace and a pitiful example of a human being...I have no compassion for the likes of you...Senile old goat...Like I really care what you two hatemongers think!...get yourself checked for Alzheimer's. And why don't you do the world a favor and start AGING FASTER?? He is the epitome of a hypocrite...you're such a hateful bastard...I am so tired of you EFFING phonies ...damnit!...this pope is off the wall...Listen, pigface ...send him a Dr. Kevorkian gift certificate...Christian, hell...you're a nutjob...another brainwashed Catholic ...Too bad you're so damned two-faced...redneck...you are so frigging STUPID...you don't know *hit ...Get bent, loser... You are one dumb redneck ...dunce...pig...you're trash...you bored with your wife?...Another stupid cliche...woman-beater ...You're a joke...superstitious fools PISS ME OFF...brainwashed catholic ...Did you forget to take your Haldol today...this idiot ...LIAR"
Ken,
Peace be with you, I'm not sure we've met.
I do hope you will take this comment with the sisterly charity that it is meant.
Did you read the Gospel this morning?
Luke 10: 25 - 37
25 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"
26 He said to him, "What is written in the law? How do you read?"
27 And he answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself."
28 And he said to him, "You have answered right; do this, and you will live."
29 But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"
30 Jesus replied, "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
31 Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him he passed by on the other side.
32 So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.
33 But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was; and when he saw him, he had compassion,
34 and went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; then he set him on his own beast and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
35 And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying,`Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.'
36 Which of these three, do you think, proved neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?"
37 He said, "The one who showed mercy on him." And Jesus said to him, "Go and do likewise."

Do you understand why I ask?
Dominus vobiscum,
Your sister in Christ,
Theresa

“Little things with Great Love”

Since: Mar 07

AOL

#17 Jul 15, 2007
I am a cradle Catholic, who strayed from practicing my faith in some extremely serious ways.
God never abondoned me though. Through the indelible mark made at Confirmation, the Holy Spirit brought me back to practicing my Catholic faith with such joy and comfort that words could never do justice to the extent of love I have for Holy Mother Church.
I could never leave His Most Holy Blessed Sacrament! Nor do I understand how other Christians can misinterpret Jesus' words regarding His Flesh and Blood.
Nice thread Luke, thank you!
Dominus vobiscum,
Theresa
Borax

Leavenworth, KS

#18 Jul 15, 2007
NitaM wrote:
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Borax,
Thank you I did not either that she was a convert to the Faith.
Any others you know?
Peace,
NitaM
Ken Hunt :-)
NitaM

Dillon, SC

#19 Jul 15, 2007
Borax wrote:
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Ken Hunt :-)
Borax,

I know KenHunt converted to the Faith, but what about other famous people as well besides Ingram?
Tony Blair is about to become Catholic. Why are you Catholic and were you always?

Peace,

NitaM

“Little things with Great Love”

Since: Mar 07

AOL

#20 Jul 16, 2007
NitaM wrote:
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Borax,
I know KenHunt converted to the Faith, but what about other famous people as well besides Ingram?
Tony Blair is about to become Catholic. Why are you Catholic and were you always?
Peace,
NitaM
Ann Rice returned to practicing her Catholic faith.
If I think of more, I'll post, thanks for asking the question.
Pax tecum,
Theresa

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