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I Am a Traditional Catholic

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    Fr. Scott Donahue

    There are priests that should never have taken the vows and priests that are what our parishioners call "people priests" - they are helpful and friendly to all. One of the latter is Father {Louis} Scott Donahue. He is not only the CEO of Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, but he is...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Apr 21, 2013

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    lexie98 lexie98 16-17, M Apr 17, 2014

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    Traditional Catholic Forever

    I WAS BORN A TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC AND WISH TO REMAIN SO.  I HAVE DIFFICULTY WITH ALL THE CHANGES FROM VATICAN II.  I STILL LIKE THE LATIN MASS. I AM LIVING IN THE GREATER CLEVELAND AREA IN A NURSING FACILITY.  I HAVE A KEEN MIND AND AM RECOVERING FROM A STROKE WITH WONDERFUL...
    IRENE1920 IRENE1920 66-70, F 4 Responses Jul 7, 2011

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    I Found the Pearl of Great Price...

    My journey towards traditional Catholicism began in 2001. I was then very active in our church being a member of the choir and a youth minister for Singles for Christ. One day as I was browsing our huge collection of novena booklets, I found a dusty old prayer booklet that...
    dunamissimo dunamissimo 26-30 4 Responses Jun 6, 2008

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    100% traditional, I love the Latin Tridentine

    Mass which I have been blessed growing up going to. I believe everything the Church has traditionally taught for centuries including that there is no salvation outside the Church. Call me weird or radical if you want, but this is my faith and I'm not about to give it up.
    Darkanddesolate Darkanddesolate 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 9, 2014

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    I was raised in the Episcopal Church

    and became Catholic while doing a post graduate year at the local Catholic high school. In September of 1997 I started to exclusively attend the Traditional Latin Mass which is also now known as the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. For about 11 years now I have been the...
    traditionalcatholic traditionalcatholic 61-65, M Jan 8

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    Where Is Your Alliegance With God Or With Man?

    It is in the light of this New Testament principle of spiritual Israel that Daniel speaks of the abomination of desolation the third and final time. These references can be found in Daniel 8:13; 11:31 and 12:11. Discerning students of prophetic history realize that these verses...
    HeavenlyWarrior HeavenlyWarrior 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 24, 2010

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    Overdrive18 Overdrive18 18-21, M Oct 16, 2014

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    I Attend The Paul VI Mass

    I can't get to a Tridentine Mass, but I really want to go. I try to hint to people in my parish about restoring the Tridentine Mass, but it doesn't really get a favorable response. They like having the priest facing the people and not having to dress up or wear a head covering...
    kentel kentel 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 24, 2013

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    Rosary

    I have found an immense inner peace in many areas of my life since I began praying the rosary. there are times when I was about to lose my sanity and yet a few minutes with the beads and I am at peace again. I have prayed it in the morning and found my otherwise hectic days to be...
    Lifewalk2000 Lifewalk2000 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 9, 2013

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    The Convent Blessed For The Feast Of St Thomas Aquinas

    Ten Dominican Sisters have recently joined our parish and today their convent was blessed. St Thomas Aquinas is the patron of our school, St Thomas Aquinas College.  Today is his Feast Day and traditionally we have a school Mass to honour the occasion.  This year was made even...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 6 Responses Mar 7, 2012

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    The Mercy Home Tapings And Me

    One of the other things that Father Scott presided over were masses at Mercy Home For Boys and Girls, several of which were taped for broadcast over WGN-TV. Many of the surrounding Chicagoland churches were invited for participation in these masses, taped three at a time. One...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Apr 22, 2013

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    I Need Prayers For a Conversion

    Greetings. I am requesting prayers for a single protestant to convert back to Catholicism.  They are too young to have seen the true Faith (as am I) and unfortunately have fallen into protestantism.  They are convinced about the statue worship etc. The good news is...
    MikeJay MikeJay 41-45 1 Response Aug 22, 2008

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    EF Mass

    For me the EF Mass is extremely important. I come away from the service feeling that I've really been to Mass and witnessed something truly spiritual and special. For me the most important part is the silence. We live such busy noisy lives nowadays that to come to Church and be...
    ben1815 ben1815 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 16, 2013

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    I am a traditional Catholic wife

    and mom. I was born into a Catholic family and all family members including my parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, nephews, and nieces. I do not believe in birth control at all ever. I have never been on birth control nor has any family member been either. All of my family...
    birthdaypartyforme birthdaypartyforme 46-50, F 5 Responses Apr 3, 2014

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    For several days I've had a kink in my back --

    probably slept wrong. I accepted it, and asked the Lord that my hurting would relieve somebody else who may be worse than me, and also relieve a poor soul in Purgatory. Well, a friend of mine has a terrible back problem, and had to have surgery. At the time of her surgery...
    rfrr56 rfrr56 70+, M 1 Response Oct 10, 2014

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    Lonely Trad

    I am a Traditional Catholic. I made the journey from Novus Ordo Catholic to conservative NO to Indult Mass to Independent Traditional Catholic. My wife divorced me because of it and now she is working through the diocese of Cleveland for the annulment. We have four children and I...
    Solotrad Solotrad 41-45 5 Responses Jun 17, 2008

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    All My Life

    I grew up in a pretty active Catholic Family. Also living from Air Base to Air Base because my father was in the military. It wasn't until I was 5 that things started changing, I wasn't exactly noticing changes, but my Mother ran into a Traditional Catholic Order in the Northwest...
    solafide17 solafide17 18-21 1 Response Jul 25, 2008

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    Trying to get away from sin,

    but keep falling again and again. I can't just go to confession every couple of days! Anyone willing to help?
    escapesin14 escapesin14 31-35, M Jun 4, 2014

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    Hi imma 15 year old girl

    and having trouble with purity and help pllz i need it and wow right before Easter when our lord awakens o man im soo bad
    lexie98 lexie98 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 17, 2014

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    I am a Roman Catholic god

    before anyone except for family I love god!!!!
    dancerwithheart dancerwithheart 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 13, 2014

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    I believe, accept and follow the traditional

    teaching of the Catholic Church and try to follow them in my life. I do not believe that the Church should soften, simplify or change it's teachings to attract or retain members for whom it's teachings are too difficult or unpalatable to reconcile with a modern secular...
    MrsSThomas MrsSThomas 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 5, 2014

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    A Self Introduction

    My name is Ray. I am a faithful roman catholic who happens also to love going barefooted as much as possible. I believe that's the way God originally intended us to be. My first communion was when I was 8-yeaers-old. This totally blind kid-meaning me-had no idea what was...
    barefootedray barefootedray 46-50, M Dec 26, 2012

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    This weekend was a beautiful weekend in Anaheim,

    California, at the SCRC (Southern California Renewal Community), which is part of the Catholic charismatic movement. There were many beautiful talks by priests, deacons, religious, and even lay people. It is very Spirit filled, and a very Spirit filled weekend. It's my booster...
    rfrr56 rfrr56 70+, M Sep 1, 2014

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    I love receiving by i cant right

    now to impure but then i confess then the devil gets me right back plz pray for me plz !!!!!
    lexie98 lexie98 16-17, M 7 Responses Apr 17, 2014

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    I Am Catholic

    I believe in King Jesus Christ and His Holy Catholic Church now and forevermore. Amen.
    cceerpp cceerpp 22-25 2 Responses Dec 15, 2010

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    I Am Not a Rad-trad.

    I am fond of many of the traditions in the church which seem to not be upheld as important anymore, such as: receiving on the tongue frequent confession veiling the EF of the Mass That being said, I do attend the OF of the Mass more often than the EF, and...
    AmILovely AmILovely 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 15, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    I grew up in catholic school though none of my family were practicing Catholics themselves. I grew up with a lot of pressure to be the "good" one. Until I was a teenager, I felt...
    onebrokegirl onebrokegirl 18-21, F 1 Response May 15

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    famous catholics i was looking up famous mormons because i was surprised when i found out earlier today that the osmonds are mormon (long story) so i looked up wikipedia's list of...
    kpl2014 kpl2014 26-30, F May 1

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    "Not 100 in the United States hate the Roman Catholic Church, but millions hate what they mistakenly think the Roman Catholic Church is" -- Bishop Fulton J. Sheen, 1895-1979
    rfrr56 rfrr56 70+, M 1 Response May 4

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    Indifferentism Is A Perverse Opinion An excerpt from Pope Gregory XVl, "Mirari Vos": 13. Now when we consider another abundant source of the evils with which the Church is...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F May 12

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    What I should say is that I am a former Catholic School Girl. But I suppose many thousands on here are ex C.S.G. Luckily I never had tuition from the ladies in the long black...
    Illuvmyukdad Illuvmyukdad 46-50, F 2 days ago

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    I would like to discuss non spanking discipline for kids, I can't spank my kids because they are adopted and have previously suffered a lot of abuse and domestic violence, however...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset 36-40, F 9 Responses May 9

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    I definitely believe in traditional roles within a marriage. Women should be very submissive, and should not talk unless asked. In marriage men need to lead. Women have to listen...
    jennamorrisongirl jennamorrisongirl 18-21, F 8 Responses May 12

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    I found that I've become less and less attracted to the guy I'm dating the more I see how little of a provider he would be for my children if I ever married him. He's cheap, whiny...
    cookiemoonster cookiemoonster 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Does it really matter if I go to church? I was going regularly then got severely depressed, didn't go 2 wks. I'm getting better but not sure if I go today? I have so much to do...
    stufy stufy 46-50 7 Responses May 3

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    "How well we know what a profitable superstition this fable of Christ has been for us" Pope Leo X (1513-1521) The Pope's pronouncement is recorded in the diaries and records of...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F May 3

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    "How well we know what a profitable superstition this fable of Christ has been for us." Pope Leo X (1513-1521) The Pope's pronouncement is recorded in the diaries and records of...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 1 Response May 3

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    I was baptised, but I am an atheist by choise.
    AudioTravylerRavenwolf AudioTravylerRavenwolf 13-15, F 5 Responses May 7

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    HAPPY MOTHERS DAY I (bearly) made it to Mass today! It was lovely. Of course Mary was a focus more than usual with it being Mother's Day. And in the spirit of acting out the...
    stufy stufy 46-50 1 Response May 10

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    I'm so excited: I heard news reports that Raul Castro (brother of Fidel) of Cuba has been highly inspired by Pope Francis, and is thinking about returning to the Church. Please...
    rfrr56 rfrr56 70+, M May 11

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    I've been avoiding the communion almost every Sunday...I feel like I don't deserve it...I sin a lot- I know that God loves me no matter what....but I feel so guilty for everything...
    Yoyoko Yoyoko 16-17, F 4 Responses May 12

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    420 Reasons Christianity is False...www.kyroot.com I recommend this website to anyone who is questioning the Christian Apocalyptic Cult in any of its' numerous denominations.
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F May 19

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    420 Reasons Christianity is False...www.kyroot.com "I believe in God, only I spell it Nature." Frank Lloyd Wright
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