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Old 7th March 2012, 11:53 PM
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Sacredcello,
I agree with you that "We have to give people credit for their own God-given intelligence in being able to think for themselves when presented with Catholic teaching".

When my children were quite young and we had discussions about our faith, I remember they understood Godís Love for all humanity but couldnít quite understand why everyone wasnít Catholic. This was an issue as my children attended catholic schools but the majority of their friends at school never practiced their faith and many of the students at the schools were from protestant families. (Catholic schools in Australia?----- thatís a whole other story). I would relay a scenario like the following to my children so they could understand better.

Suppose through lifeís circumstances one of you lives very close to me here but the rest of you are spread across the globe, Siberia, Africa, New Guinea, Indonesia etc. and I wanted you to be safe at home with me. I would have to give you all different directions to get back home, one would have to go west, another east, another south, one may have to cross rivers and another climb mountains but these directions would get each of you home safely. That is what God has done for all his children some are living far from him but he loves them and wants them home safe. Some people arenít given everything like we have in the Catholic faith so they are on different paths to home.
I believe it answered that question at the time but of course there always were other questions. Even now!
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Old 8th March 2012, 05:53 AM
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May God bless you for your nobility, TGOL!
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Old 8th March 2012, 09:53 AM
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Dear Feyfifer
I am a sinner in need of the Lords mercy and the only nobility that dwells in me is the Holy Spirit. My daily prayer to our Lord after spiritual communion is;
Stay with me Lord for you know how easily I abandon you
Stay with me Lord if you wish me to be faithful to you
Stay with me Lord for you are my life without you I am without fervour
Stay with me Lord for you are my strength without you I am weak
Stay with me Jesus for it is you alone I look for
Your love, Your will, your Heart , Your mercy; I desire that my heart be a place of consolation for you a nest of love, with a firm love I will love you with all my heart while here on earth and continue to love you perfectly during all eternity. Amen. So may it be.
St Padre Pio
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Old 8th March 2012, 03:27 PM
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I still can't understand why everyone is so concerned about the 'false teachings' of Micheal voris. Is Judaism so important to our salvation. I don't think he himself thought they were going to be branded as teachings. Given the man a break. I think he's a guy trying to do some good with what he knows as a media person. He may have had a few missteps along the way but who hasn't. You can't blame a guy for trying. I am sure there are many other truly heretical people out there.

I for one intend to keep watching his videos. I feel that Ron should mail him informing him about his mistaken theology. He might after all accept it humbly and correct himself. I have often seen him acknowledging emails on his vortex episodes.I don't think anyone has analyzed his videos from a soundly theological point of view as Ron has.
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Old 9th March 2012, 01:20 AM
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Sacredcello,
I agree with you that "We have to give people credit for their own God-given intelligence in being able to think for themselves when presented with Catholic teaching".

When my children were quite young and we had discussions about our faith, I remember they understood Godís Love for all humanity but couldnít quite understand why everyone wasnít Catholic. This was an issue as my children attended catholic schools but the majority of their friends at school never practiced their faith and many of the students at the schools were from protestant families. (Catholic schools in Australia?----- thatís a whole other story). I would relay a scenario like the following to my children so they could understand better.

Suppose through lifeís circumstances one of you lives very close to me here but the rest of you are spread across the globe, Siberia, Africa, New Guinea, Indonesia etc. and I wanted you to be safe at home with me. I would have to give you all different directions to get back home, one would have to go west, another east, another south, one may have to cross rivers and another climb mountains but these directions would get each of you home safely. That is what God has done for all his children some are living far from him but he loves them and wants them home safe. Some people arenít given everything like we have in the Catholic faith so they are on different paths to home.
I believe it answered that question at the time but of course there always were other questions. Even now!

That is a beautiful story! It is very imaginative, yet clearly describes how Catholics are on the same journey to our Heavenly Father as people of other religions, yet they are living further from Him. It is respectful of the others as children of God. How lovely!
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Old 9th March 2012, 07:20 AM
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Thats a lovely prayer Erin!
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Old 9th March 2012, 08:59 AM
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Feyfifer
The prayer is beautiful and especially so after Holy Communion.

Stay with me, Lord, for it is necessary to have you present so that I do not forget you.
You know how easily I abandon you.
Stay with me, Lord, because I am weak and I need your strength, that I may not fall so often.
Stay with me, Lord, for you are my life, and without You, I am without fervour.
Stay with me, Lord, for you are my light, and without You, I am in darkness.
Stay with me, Lord, to show me your will.
Stay with me, Lord, so that I hear your voice and follow you.
Stay with me, Lord, for I desire to love you very much, and always be in your company.
Stay with me, Lord, if you wish me to be faithful to you.
Stay with me, Lord, for as poor as my soul is, I wish it to be a place of consolation for you, a nest of love.
Stay with me, Jesus, for it is getting late and the day is coming to a close and life passes; death, judgment, eternity approaches. It is necessary to renew my strength, so that I will not stop along the way and for that, I need you.
It is getting late and death approaches.
I fear the darkness, the temptations, the dryness, the cross, the sorrows. Oh, how I need you, my Jesus, in this night of exile!
Stay with me tonight, Jesus, in life with all its dangers, I need You.
Let me recognize you as your disciples did at the breaking of the bread, so that the Eucharistic Communion be the light which disperses the darkness, the force which sustains me, the unique joy of my heart.
Stay with me, Lord, because at the hour of my death, I want to remain united to You, if not by Communion, at least by grace and love.
Stay with me, Jesus, I do not ask for divine consolation, because I do not merit it, but the gift of your presence, oh, yes, I ask this of you!
Stay with me, Lord, for it is you alone I look for. Youíre Love, your Grace, your Will, your Heart, your Spirit, because I love You and ask no other reward but to love You more and more.
With a firm love, I will love You with all my heart while on earth and continue to love You perfectly
during all eternity.
So be it.

I also add within the prayer;
Stay with me Lord for you are my confidence without you I am afraid.
I feel I have a decided lack of confidence, Hopefully the Lord is supplying this much needed attribute for me today, As I am in real need.
Carolyn
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Old 9th March 2012, 11:22 AM
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Stay with me, Lord, for you are my light, and without You, I am in
darkness

During these dark and turbulent days for our CP group,..a word of solace from the Pontiff:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMUdX...feature=relmfu
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Old 9th March 2012, 04:04 PM
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Awesome prayer Carolyn, thank you for sharing,
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2cor 7:1 Therefore, having these promises, most beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of the flesh and of the spirit, perfecting sanctification in the fear of God.
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