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Elaine:

 

Thank you . 

 

 You've always been a LADY with COURAGE.

 

 

God Bless

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Thank you Donna for the COURAGE you shown by writing your life story here.  It is a LOVE story and you did the right thing!  No mere man will judge you and he if does he is damn!  You want to know why? Because I stated before, if a man judges, he loses his own life.  Jesus says if someone judges you then he is really judging himself. Maybe the one who is posting here constantly against abortion is secretly hiding a sin that we don't know of.  Any takers on that one!  Donna is brave enough to bare her soul.  Let's see the hypocrites take this one on.    MUCH LOVE TO YOU DONNA!


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Joyce, please point to the post where I condemned or judged someone for their personal decision.

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Maybe the one who is posting here constantly against abortion is secretly hiding a sin that we don't know of.

I have plenty. There is only one saint on this board - El Santo!

I will always affirm that abortion is intrinsically wrong, as does the Catholic Church.






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My Dearest Joyce:

 

All I can say is Thank You....you  rarely post but when you do...you say so very much....

 

 

Much Love & God Bless

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Elaine, you are so right about your son being strong.  He also has something else.  He has a gift.  The gift is in the very struggles you mentioned, in his handling everyday obstacles and overcoming them.  His being unbiased and open to everyone around him is something we could all use more of.  He could teach all of us a lesson in courage and strength.  This is what makes you strong.  If you weren't, you couldn't keep up with him and his achievements!

 

Terry, some of what you responded to me offline would suggest you need to go back and read my comments more carefully.  It seems you didn't fully comprehend some of what I said.  It's not what was said, but how it was said.  Of course, it seems there are a good many things that only apply to Catholics and not everyone.  How can this be?  I do appreciate your Cliff's notes versions of answering.  A book would take too long and end up being set aside.  One last thing, wouldn't an annulment be considered similar to a divorce?  One being civil and the other religious?  It is still reversing the marriage and voiding it's validity. It just costs more and makes other people share dirty laundry.


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Of course, it seems there are a good many things that only apply to Catholics and not everyone. How can this be?

Many who post here have fallen away form the faith. Being Catholic is a difficult thing. People have fallen into relativism and presumption and are not able to humble themselves into a right conscience to accept what they know is Truth because they want to be "of the world". Being "of the world " is popular. "of the world " is easy. "of the world " requires no effort. Many have lost faith because they do not see, nor do the hear that The Truth is Christ, The Way is Christ, and the Light is Christ. Some have fallen into despair. This is especially sad because there is Hope. Hope is what we desire above all things, and is achieved by Charity. This is essence of Catholicism - Charity.


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One last thing, wouldn't an annulment be considered similar to a divorce? One being civil and the other religious? It is still reversing the marriage and voiding it's validity. It just costs more and makes other people share dirty laundry.


An annulment means that the marriage is void due to the fact that the marriage contract was void from the beginning, It never really existed. Basically, someone lied along the way. Either to themselves or the other party.
As for cost - I got mine for less that $450.00. Cheap,considering the investigation and all.

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No one wants to hear that they are sinning. Especially a person who may be struggling with guilt or strong and difficult emotions. No one, can live with guilt. Because of this inability to live with guilt, a person who practices sinful acts will either repent and try to live life according to his Beliefs of Faith, humbly trying to grow in a Life of Grace, or, that person will revolt and fight against those who tell them they are sinning, because it is unbearable to live with guilt. Who are they to tell me ! Away from faith, the sinner may try to be good in other ways, or the sinner will become a fanatic trying to destroy who is telling him he is sinning . . . those unforgivable “harsh” Catholics. This is one big reason why John the Baptist was beheaded, Thomas Moore was beheaded, and Christ was crucified. Because the powers that be could not bear to hear Christ or His Followers tell them they were in a wrong way, no matter how nicely He or they put it. How nicely can you tell someone they are sinning? It seldom seems to come across as nice or friendly. Only those who are willing to readily acknowledge/confess their sins can live within Christ's rules. If one cannot admit their sins, that one usually cannot tolerate Christ or His Church’s offerings of forgiveness to the repentant sinner. Unrepentant sinners find such an offering of forgiveness to be very condescending and to be intolerably offensive and unforgivable in itself. Christ told them they had to repent. People don't like to hear that. So they Crucified Him.

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Uncontested divorces go for $275.

Being Catholic is tough.  But recognizing Christ can be done on so many levels, other than being a Catholic.  Christianity has so many options, but each shares the common core beliefs.  You mentioned the Angelicans to me.  Close to Catholicism, but not quite as orthodox.  To live in Christ is to practice His teachings and follow the path He set before us.  Charity has many forms.  We both perform charitable causes with the professions we have.  We both serve for the public good.  Our paths led us down the trail of protecting others from harm and evil.  We are servants to our fellow man.  Saint Michael and Saint Florian watch over us and protect us in our endeavours.  Yet, I digress.  Mostly, it's the Catholic who recognizes the power and sanctity of the Saints.  I believe in them and their powers, but question the teachings of the mortal members of the church who stray from the path they've chosen.

I don't consider myself, or my wife, to be adulterers.  We are legally married in the eyes of man and the law.  Our relationship started after her marriage was over.  I remember a Priest from Queen of Angels, Father Coogan, who was counselling a woman going through a divorce.  He was excommunicated for marrying her soon after.  Some counselling sessions they must've been!  That would be an example of adultery, not mine.  We are currently coming up on twenty five years of marriage. At least in the eyes of the State of New York!


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Bobby, I don't know why you worry so. Just do what you know is right, and God will take you to where you want to go.

(I know, it rhymes, can't help it and not intended)

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 And here is the anti-life Senate plan

As predicted:

Just like the original 2,032-page, government-run health care plan from Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) massive, 2,074-page bill would levy a new “abortion premium” fee on Americans in the government-run plan. 



Beginning on line 7, p. 118, section 1303 under “Voluntary Choice of Coverage of Abortion Services” the Health and Human Services Secretary is given the authority to determine when abortion is allowed under the government-run health plan. Leader Reid’s plan also requires that at least one insurance plan offered in the Exchange covers abortions (line 13, p. 120).



What is even more alarming is that a monthly abortion premium will be charged of all enrollees in the government-run health plan. It’s right there beginning on line 11, page 122, section 1303, under “Actuarial Value of Optional Service Coverage.” The premium will be paid into a U.S. Treasury account – and these federal funds will be used to pay for the abortion services.



Section 1303(a)(2)(C) describes the process in which the Health Benefits Commissioner is to assess the monthly premiums that will be used to pay for elective abortions under the government-run health plan and for those who are given an affordability credit to purchase insurance coverage that includes abortion through the Exchange. The Commissioner must charge at a minimum $1 per enrollee per month.



This is unacceptable. Those who are duped into supporting "change" and "hope" should come to understand that "hope" and "change" to the liberal elites means "abortion on demand, paid for by the tax payer." 


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