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Old 17th February 2010, 12:09 PM
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Today is Ash Wednesday, a day of prayer and fasting (and abstinence from meat).

I recommend using the prayer and fasting of Lent to prepare for Good Friday and for Easter Sunday (which I believe this year will be the days of Warning and the Consolation).
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Old 17th February 2010, 02:07 PM
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Mr. Conte are pregnant women excuse from fasting?
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Old 17th February 2010, 02:50 PM
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Mr. Conte are pregnant women excuse from fasting?

Yes. A pregnant woman is not obligated to fast.

However, she should seek some fitting way to practice self-denial on days of fasting, such as giving up sweet foods or sweet drinks, or some other acts of self-denial. And she should still abstain from meat.
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Old 17th February 2010, 03:12 PM
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Thanks so much for your advise. God bless you!
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Old 17th February 2010, 06:40 PM
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Default In my opinion a meaningful analogy

A priest in my mass today gave a wonderful analogy to what has happened in our world. He said we began facing God, but have let the distractions of the world turn our heads so that, increasingly, we are looking away from Him and the proper path toward Him and, in many cases, have even begun to walk away from Him, increasing the distance between ourselves and our God. I thought this was a simple yet meaningful analogy.
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Old 9th March 2011, 05:27 AM
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I hope you all have a Holy Lenten Season.
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Old 9th March 2011, 06:58 AM
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As Lent begins this specific year, for all of us on this site, it bears special significance as we need to understand how much Ron is putting on the line with his Faith in God. I am praying for you Ron, that whatever may happen..(or not happen!)..your faith remains unshaken and you continue to pursue the good work you do.
Regardless of your perception of yourself as a Catholic Eschatologist, I think you ARE a modern day prophet, especially in the sense of the words of our Holy Father quoted below, because you provide so painstakingly, such an extensive and enlightening medium for Catholic doctrine :

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...it should be kept in mind that prophecy in the biblical sense does not mean to predict the future but to explain the will of God for the present, and therefore show the right path to take for the future. A person who foretells what is going to happen responds to the curiosity of the mind, which wants to draw back the veil on the future. The prophet speaks to the blindness of will and of reason, and declares the will of God as an indication and demand for the present time. In this case, prediction of the future is of secondary importance. What is essential is the actualization of the definitive Revelation, which concerns me at the deepest level. The prophetic word is a warning or a consolation, or both together.

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Old 9th March 2011, 12:22 PM
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good quote.
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Old 9th March 2011, 12:44 PM
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How telling that the words warning and consolation are used in the quote. That seems prophetic itself.
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Old 9th March 2011, 02:16 PM
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Here is the message from the Pope for this Lenten season.

http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/be...t-2011_en.html
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