Reesorville     07:28
The Holy Father made a very good choice in putting him here. As he says, he doesn't even interfere with the governance of the order, but he just has a spiritual role.
I think he must have the least time consuming work duties among all the non-retired cardinals of the church and thus this gives him a great deal of free time in which he can use his talents to write books, make interviews, speeches, etc. and be a pastor to the larger church in times of confusion. No other non-retired cardinal in … [More]
Reesorville     05/02/2015 00:02
there's no mention of his excommunication here?
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Reesorville  04/02/2015 02:45
Thank you for anyone who has interest in this project.
God bless,
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Reesorville     03/02/2015 01:11
the whole video is here: FFI: How they were
In the life of St Odo of Cluny, before he was abbot of Cluny, he was a monk at St Martin's in Tours. There is a story he told when he was abbot of Cluny about two of the monks from his days in Tours.
He said that many of the monks in Tours didn't like to wear their habits in public (this is the 10th century, not the 21st) and so they would dress in ordinary clothes when they went outside of the monastery. One day two of the monks were sent on some … [More]
Reesorville     31/01/2015 05:46
Isn't it amazing that Benedict's resignation occurred in the midst of the 'year of faith'? What do you think God was trying to tell the church?
Reesorville     28/01/2015 02:52
Lucia, that is not how you pronounce the word 'dove' in English. I have many Ukrainian and Polish friends who make the same mistake. Thank you for the news!
Reesorville     21/01/2015 01:06
These people in Niger are obviously brainwashed. They are burning churches because of the Charlie Hebdo magazine... what does a church have anything to do with an atheistic magazine that attacks Islam? Why would you burn churches because an anti-religious French magazine attacked Muhammad? The Christians in the West are doing nothing to cause this; it is their own stupidity that is causing this.
If a western magazine or media source were to publicly attack God and mock the idea of Him, Muslims … [More]
Reesorville     08/01/2015 01:43
...really funny.... thank you for sharing!
Reesorville     02/01/2015 03:57
Thank you Don Reto and Lucia!
Reesorville     01/01/2015 02:38
Russia is a country with widespread abortion, prostitution, drug use, street violence, corruption.... how can anyone think that fighting for its national aspirations is fighting for Jesus?
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Reesorville  10/09/2014 03:02
(a book I wrote about witchcraft)
All Glory to God
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Reesorville     19/08/2014 05:16
I have lived in Beijing for years and I think this is the most ruthlessly capitalistic place I have ever been to in my life. The gap between the rich and the poor is far more pronounced than it is in the West.
Just a few hours ago I walked past an extremely wealthy school owned by a corporation in Abu Dhabi that gives very expensive and high quality education for the richer Chinese who control the government. Along the same street, a little further down, there is a line of poor people in dusty … [More]
Reesorville  01/08/2014 04:04
1 Samuel 24:
1After Saul returned from pursuing the Philistines, he was told, “David is in the Desert of En Gedi.” 2So Saul took three thousand able young men from all Israel and set out to look for David and his men near the Crags of the Wild … [More]
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Reesorville  30/07/2014 08:51
All Glory to God
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Reesorville  28/07/2014 06:24
Matthew 19:14 Let the children come to me and do not forbid them, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these
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Reesorville     19/06/2014 09:36
The Orange Lodge and the Free Masons are two different organizations. Where does the title come from?
The first bishop of Upper Canada in the 19th century. Alexander MacDonell, was a Scottish catholic who was a loyalist to the British crown and allied himself with the Orange lodge against Irish republicanism when he was bishop. When he was only a priest and still in Scotland he helped form a group of loyalist catholics to fight for the crown against the rebels in the 1798 uprising alongside … [More]
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Reesorville  22/05/2014 14:36
(a person in China asked me to put this on the internet for him; it has no relation to the catholic church, however, it is just his account of being kidnapped... I don't know if it is true or not)
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Reesorville  20/05/2014 19:50
All Glory to God
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Reesorville     14/04/2014 04:13
Pius XII in his 1943 encyclical Mystici Corporis Christi
"13. If we would define and describe this true Church of Jesus Christ - which is the One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic and Roman Church [12] - we shall find nothing more noble, more sublime, or more divine than the expression "the Mystical Body of Christ" - an expression which springs from and is, as it were, the fair flowering of the repeated teaching of the Sacred Scriptures and the Holy Fathers.
14. That the Church is a body is frequently… [More]
Reesorville     08/03/2014 02:46
There are 1.2 million child prostitutes under the age of 12 in the world. Tourists from Germany go to Thailand or other places in SE Asia every year to have sex with kids with the consent of negligent governments.
I could be wrong, but I don't think they put any sanctions on those countries for allowing this. But if Thailand or one of those countries were to put a ban on men having sex with men, they would be sanctioned perhaps.
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Reesorville  08/03/2014 01:46
All Glory to God
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Reesorville  03/03/2014 06:41
Stride Gum commercial
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Reesorville     01/03/2014 06:15
The Pope in the time of St Francis (Innocent III) ordered a crusade against the Albigensian heresy in southern France, which killed tens of thousands of people, including many civilians.
Reesorville     28/02/2014 06:12
What right do active gays have in judging or condemning those practice incest? Who are they to judge?...The existence of natural law written on the human heart is proven by the fact that human beings condemn people for doing the same sorts of things that they themselves practice.
There is nothing wrong with two men or two women falling in love with each other and wanting to spend their time together- but sex should just not be part of it.
Reesorville     11/01/2014 05:48
The Chinese traditionally burn money to give to their dead ancestors, and they fear that if they don't do this then their ancestors will come back and harm them. Matteo Ricci told Catholic converts in Beijing that they could burn the money so long as they didn't treat the ancestors as gods. This sort of thing was where the opposition to him understandably came from.
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