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The Pope Takes to Twitter to Save Lent

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Pope Benedict XVI is bringing a segment of his daily papal message to Twitter, beginning Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22.
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How Important Is Laughter To Your Health? By Rick London

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How important is laughter to you? Have you been told that you take life too seriously? If you knew there had been studies done that the endorphins produced by laughter are identical to those produced by vigorous exercise and most likely prevents cancer, heart disease and a host of other ailments, would you expose yourself to funnier things?

 

I guess we must Laugh Away then!

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What to Give Up for Lent: 20 Weird Ideas

What to Give Up for Lent: 20 Weird Ideas | From The Pews' Puter... | Scoop.it

"Don’t forget that Lent is about stretching ourselves. It’s about doing something that’s uncomfortable in order to deny our “flesh” and make more room for God."

 

These ideas are not too shabby!!

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pone nos intra pallium, TUMBLR CATHOLIC CHALLENGE For every hour that you...

pone nos intra pallium, TUMBLR CATHOLIC CHALLENGE For every hour that you... | From The Pews' Puter... | Scoop.it

TUMBLR CATHOLIC CHALLENGE For every hour that you are online this Lent, go to this website and spend at least 1 minute with Mary, the Blessed Virgin! If you touch your mouse or your keyboard too soon,...

 

This Lenten "Challenge" only takes a Minute!! 

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Dad uses Facebook to teach daughter a lesson | Chicago - News

Dad uses Facebook to teach daughter a lesson | Chicago - News | From The Pews' Puter... | Scoop.it
A 15-year-old puts up a Facebook post bashing her parents for making her work too hard, dad reacts by posting a video response to her grievances on her Facebook page.

 

I honestly feel that as Parents, we have become soft...

 

"Wimpified" to quote Father Mario.  And he has a point.

 

I probably would not use a gun, but, that was his choice.

 

I would have given it away to someone who truly needed and appreciated the Value of a Laptop.

 

 

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What An Abortionist Does – Facebook censors pro-life image, allows DIY abortion instructions which encourage women to lie to Pharmacists

What An Abortionist Does – Facebook censors pro-life image, allows DIY abortion instructions which encourage women to lie to Pharmacists | From The Pews' Puter... | Scoop.it

Facebook censors pro-life image BUT allows DIY abortion instructions which encourage women to lie to Pharmacists...

 

"Facebook will allow girls to learn how to do an abortion themselves at home with no doctor’s supervision, and encourages them to lie when obtaining the drugs necessary. But they will not allow them to see what an abortion looks like."

 

Please click on the title of this article to GO to the article and Please, Please do your part on sharing this image AND protesting FB's "lopsided censorship."


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Canada's cardinal designate looks to past for guidance | CTV Toronto

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CTV Toronto - The picture on Thomas Collins' desk depicts a 16th-century cardinal who fought to return the Catholic faith to its roots while managing one of the largest religious communities in his country.
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RESULTS: 98% Of Non-Mass Going Women Who Identify Themselves As Catholic Contracept – Where Do The Faithful Fall In Line?

RESULTS: 98% Of Non-Mass Going Women Who Identify Themselves As Catholic Contracept – Where Do The Faithful Fall In Line? | From The Pews' Puter... | Scoop.it

So…98% of Catholics contracept? Really? Wait a minute. First of all, what defines being Catholic?

 

This survey's results are quite different...wonder why?

 

Read On! 

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Ever felt like you bit off more than you can chew?

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You Can’t Shake the Devil’s Hand

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We have given in to the sins of sloth and selfishness and chosen the easy, self-serving path. And when we make that decision, we seal our contract with the Devil with a firm handshake.

 

Ladies of Our Lady has introduced me not just to a New Band, They Might Be Giants, but to a line in their song that really touched a nerve.

 

"You can’t shake the Devil’s hand then say you’re only kidding."

 

Though simple on the surface, it is quite profound.  Ladies of Our Lady challenges one, thankfully so, to be aware, to think, to hold oneself accountable, to no longer use easy excuses...AND she ties it all back to Pinnochio!  BRILLIANT!

You see, I am nothing but a Kid at Heart who loves Animated Films, Pinnochio of course one of the Classics.  Although, Peter Pan will always be Unparalled, in my humble opinion, of course.

 

But I digress, what else is new? 

 

Do enjoy this Wonderfully Insightful Post.

 

God Love You ♥

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What is a Practicing Catholic?

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"A guy gets into a cab in New York City and asks the cab driver, “How do I get to Carnegie Hall?”  The cab driver replies, “Practice, practice, practice.'"

 

The analogy used by The Practicing Catholic is so concise, so easily grasped and digested, that it Must be Shared!

 

There is so much more to Our Faith that is just waiting to be "Practiced."

 

All we need is Courage!  Resolve!  Determination!  And yes, Practice!

 

 On this same Blog you will find a Post about a Homily delivered by Fr. Aquinas from Des Moines, Iowa. 

 

It is titled, "A Homily Worthy of Applause."

 

It is Worth your Read.

 

God Love You ♥

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Why I Skipped Mass Today: A Practicing Catholic Objects to the Bishops' Arguments Over Birth Control | RH Reality Check

Why I Skipped Mass Today: A Practicing Catholic Objects to the Bishops' Arguments Over Birth Control | RH Reality Check | From The Pews' Puter... | Scoop.it

A practicing Catholic explains why he skipped a mass that would likely include a bishops letter about contraception and a defense of the Catholic Church's political battle over free birth control, and what his family did instead. ...

 

A "Practicing" Catholic...

One that is jumping through hoops in order that their child get a "Cookie."

One that forgoes Mass...but Practicing.

One that seems to believe that they know more than our Shepherds...

Practicing.

 

My intention is not to sound harsh.  My intention is to simply point out how Practicing this Catholic is.

 

"To be fair, the Church has been consistently opposed to contraception for years..."
This sentence in particular cracks me up!

 

For years! Like 10, 20?? 

 

Anonymous, though, does raise an interesting point, why are some refused Holy Communion while others are not.

My overly simplistic response is this...

 

It depends on the Priest.

Not all Priests are stern enough to deny Communion to others.

Some Priests are overly-understanding.

You know, it's kind of like the Rest of the World!  We are All Different.  Go Figure!

We may have the same Teacher in School but due to our Personalities, perhaps you will stand up and repeat what the Teacher said, the way you understood, but others may have perceived it a bit different. 

I know, it is a far-fetched idea, but sometimes, people can be different.

 

Oh, and I find it hilarious that someone would try to find Contraception in the Bible or Birth Control!

You see, that whole tendency that we have of giving in to lust may have been around since the Fall of Man. 

But that "Liberation of Women" that allows us to be used as Objects without the "Burden of Life," well, that's much newer.

 

Perhaps, Anonymous, you should take the time to Read the CCC and Blessed JPII's Letter to Families, and then if you are really up for a challenge, how about Learning about Theology of the Body??

 

Oh and CCC stands for Cathechism of the Catholic Church.  It is a Book on Which Our Faith, you know, that one you "Practice" was founded.

 

I sincerely Pray that you will have the Courage to Search for Truth and not just allow yourself to be informed and/or persuaded by the World.

 

Remember, We are NOT of This World, why be formed by it. 

God Bless You in †JMJ†

 

 
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Catholic League takes aim at Minaj

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A leading Catholic activist group is upset with Nicki Minaj for her exorcism-themed performance at the Grammy Awards, condemning the rapper for the "vulgar" sexual undertones during her set.

 

 

I did not watch the Grammy's, but just looking at the pictures of what she wore and the "gentleman" that accompanied her...

 

PUH-LEASE!!!!

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14-year-old homeschooled girl receives death threats for defending marriage | LifeSiteNews.com

14-year-old homeschooled girl receives death threats for defending marriage | LifeSiteNews.com | From The Pews' Puter... | Scoop.it
"If I ever see this girl, I will kill her. That’s a promise," wrote one commenter.

 

 

"'The homosexual movement only talks about ‘tolerance,’ but never really practices any,' Ritchie told LifeSiteNews.com."

 

 

Doesn't it figure, this came up after Laughter being the Best Medicine...

 

 

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Timothy Dolan: New York Cardinal in 7th heaven as he introduces his mother, 84, to the Pope

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New York's newest Cardinal was clearly pleased as punch to orchestrate the audience between his 84-year-old mother Shirley and Pope Benedict XVI yesterday.
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i blog Jesus: do you need a Lifelong Confession?

i blog Jesus: do you need a Lifelong Confession? | From The Pews' Puter... | Scoop.it

"Remember that you are unconditionally loved by God and sustained at every moment by His Grace."

 

This Blogger is generous enough to share her experience, her unburdening via a LifeLong Confession.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is not an easy one.  Especially when done face to face, my method of choice.

 

You see, when you look someone in the face as you re-tell what you have done, what you are ashamed of, what you are truly sorry for...well, for me, that helps me to do my Best to Never have to undergo this experience again!

 

It keeps me accountable.  Humble.  Grateful.

 

As Monica, I too have been burdened by the feeling of Not being Forgiven.  More accurately for me, however, it was a feeling of Undeserving of Forgiveness.

 

I have been reading on Scruples.  And am working on it. 
Though I also suffer from Procrastination, Digression, and Umm, what was I saying? 

 

Do take the time to embark on this Journey as Monica did.  As I have...the Tears that pour down are not just cleansing, but quite refreshing ;)

 

Happy Mardi Gras!!!

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EGG-straordinary Lenten Rosary Project for your Family

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I've been reflecting on Lent for the past week and how I am going to observe this time of penance, alms giving, and prayer.

 

I also have little ones at home and this idea is truly Phenomenal!

Thank You!! 

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What to Give Up for Lent 25 Creative Ideas - LifeTeen.com for Catholic Teens

What to Give Up for Lent 25 Creative Ideas - LifeTeen.com for Catholic Teens | From The Pews' Puter... | Scoop.it
Are you looking for something unconventional to offer up for Lent? We asked Life Teen our friends on Facebook for cool stuff they've done.
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GuelphMercury - Collins one of us, but many communities stake claim...

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"'It’s only the 16th time in the history of our country we’ve had a cardinal named, so it is a big deal for Canadians and especially for Catholics,' MacCarthy said, adding Collins has spent time studying and working in various parts of the country 'so people have had a chance to meet him and feel like they know him.'

 

In other words, he’s one of theirs."

 

And I am No Exception. 

 

Cardinal Collins (just Rolls off the tongue) is a Pleasure to be around.  He is so Open. Willing to give you his time.  And that readily available smile, so sweet and sincere.

 

May the Holy Spirit Guide his every Step and May Our Blessed Mother continue to Fill his Heart with Love for His Flock...

 

Eh-Men ♥

 

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TGIF!

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Having a Bad Hair Day AND I Am on a Diet!

 

Can it get any better??

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Hanging by a...Twig?

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I kind of felt this was getting way too depressing so I decided to add some Cuteness with all too familiar sentiments. 

 

Enjoy!

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Planned Parenthood's Roots

Planned Parenthood's history goes back to the eugenic ideals of its founder, Margaret Sanger.

 

 I am a Proud Parent of a 15 Year Old that has conversations about the Origins of PP with his friends at school ♥

I Pray that all our Youth are exposed to Truth for the Power to Change it ALL is in their hands as well ♥

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Planned Parenthood Promotes Smut and Condoms On Valentine’s Day | Women of Grace

As a Parent...As a Woman...As a Human Being!

I am Shocked! Disgusted! Perturbed! Dismayed! Angry and Down-Right Nauseated!

 

I Pray that after seeing this, you too will be Beyond Motivated to do something about this Vile Filth!

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Obama Has Stranded the Catholic Left | First Things

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"If, upon gauging the dismay of his allies within the church, Obama had truly meant to assuage the consciences of his Catholic allies, he could have done so easily and clearly; instead his words suggested to some that even the narrow conscience clause offered in his first decision was at risk, and his solution looks like a shell game, analogous, as blogger Marc Barnes put it, to trying to force Orthodox Jewish restaurants to sell bacon, but then “accommodating” them by forcing them to “pay a Gentile with a bacon cart to serve pork” for them."

 

Anonymous, the "Practicing" Catholic that did not attend Mass, and various other Catholics, including Sister Carol Keehan, could really do themselves and many more of us Cradle/Cafeteria Catholics that are too "busy" or just plain ole' too lazy to think for ourselves, a Huge Favour if they just sat back for a second or two and really discerned the "compromise" that Obama so generously put forth.

 

Hiring someone else to do your dirty work, last I heard, still made you just as guilty, if not more so.  Would that not make you the Master Mind?

 

If I want to "teach someone a Lesson" but do not want to get my hands dirty and I go and hire someone else to do the "teaching", does that mean I free of any wrongdoing?

 

Would not a Court of law still hold me accountable?

 

Then why, Pray tell, is it so different in this case? 

Moral Relativism perhaps??

 

You tell me...

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Obama's Latest Attacks on Pro-Lifers Woke a Sleeping Giant | LifeNews.com

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“The agenda on the Left … is also pumping up their media too and trying to … convince people that we are threatening choice, that we are threatening people’s rights. No, we’re speaking for the rights of every person,” said Fr. Boquet.

 

 What the Leftist Agenda is failing to communicate, purposefully of course, is that this is not the RC Church being Oppresive as they try time and again to make the masses believe.  No, this push to Force an Organization an Institution, I reduce it to these terms for you hard of heart that are unwilling to see, to go against its Constitutional rights, is an Infringement of those guarantees granted to us All. 

 

It may begin with an Organization that you do not like or necessarily agree with.  That must not blind you from what is at stake...

You an Individual, or Your Organization or Institution that you Do Agree with, may be Next...

 

Always remember Dr. King's Words, I know I sound like a parrot repeating this over and over, but sadly, it is too true and too relevant:

 

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

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