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    Has anybody heard any more about Raul Castro of

    Cuba thinking about joining the Church? I haven't heard any more about it.
    rfrr56 rfrr56 70+, M Jul 12

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    I just joined EP a couple of days ago

    and am very happy to find a Catholic community on here. I read a couple of the stories on the front page of the community and was very gratified by the responses to yokoyo's question about receiving Communion! Like most people raised Catholic, I fell away from the faith after...
    Writer1967 Writer1967 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 19

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    A Priest Who Saw Heaven, Hell And Purgatory

    Fr Jose Maniyangat is currently the pastor of St. Mary's Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Maclenny, Florida.  Here is his personal testimony: I was born on July 16, 1949 in Kerala, India to my parents, Jospeh and Theresa Maniyagat.  I am the eldest of seven children:  Jose...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 60 Responses May 29, 2011

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    AudioTravylerRavenwolf AudioTravylerRavenwolf 13-15, F 4 Responses May 7

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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, let us pray about this conversion coming about.
    rfrr56 rfrr56 70+, M 1 Response May 11

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    I have 3 favorite bible verses: Joel 2:25 God

    can restore what is broken and change it into something amazing. All you need is faith. Psalm 27:14 When I wait, you strengthen my heart. Psalm 27:1 The lord is my light and salvation, whom shall I fear?
    prettysamrn prettysamrn 26-30, F Jul 13

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    "What Jews Believe" on line gives the Jewish

    perspective on Christian theology and beliefs. This was interesting since the historical Jesus was a Torah observant Jewish Rabbi.
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 3 Responses Jun 4

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    I'm Catholic and for two semesters I was

    treasurer for my club called Catholic Newman at my university. I'm quitting the club this semester because I feel like an outcast. About 90% of the club consists of conservative political science majors who are republicans. I'm a molecular cell biology major who doesn't take a...
    XxLionHeartxX XxLionHeartxX 18-21 7 Responses Jan 21

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    "The Jewish Encyclopedia Jesus of Nazareth" on

    line offers an interesting perspective on the life and times of Jewish Jesus.
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F May 31

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    Today is September 8.

    Just wanna say Happy Birthday Mother Mary! :)
    NadineIsBi NadineIsBi 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 8, 2014

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    God Is Good And Merciful

    God is good and merciful and longs to forgive us and he sent his only son Jesus here to teach. Us about god and die to save us from our sins and open up the gates of heaven for us and satan will never pluck us from gods hand
    Christiancountrygirl Christiancountrygirl 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    I am 19 and a Catholic

    and just want to find people who are also Catholic to talk to and share experiences with
    TiredOfBeingHurt TiredOfBeingHurt 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 20

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    I am Catholic. I was born in the north

    and when i was 12 my parents moved us to the south. I thought the south was supposed to be nice(im sorry if this came out the wrong way). I was picked on by other Christians because I wasn't "born again" which in their minds meant i wasn't christian and because i believe good...
    smarchy17 smarchy17 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I recommend the #1 New York Times Bestseller

    'ZEALOT The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth" by Reza Aslan. It was copyrighted in 2014 by Random House. "This tough-minded , deeply political book does full justice to the real Jesus, and honors him in the process." **San Francisco Chronicle** Jesus: "I tell you, there are...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F Jun 9

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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- most of it is not really a big deal...but I just feel like I shouldn't receive it. I've been thinking about seeking reconciliation but to a...
    Yoyoko Yoyoko 16-17, F 5 Responses May 12

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    It's so easy to fall into the trap of arguing

    with people about your belief. They don't understand and don't want to understand. I wish they would stay off the Roman Catholic boards unless they have a sincere question rather than knocking the One Holy Catholic (universal) and Apostolic faith which Jesus created 2000 years...
    rfrr56 rfrr56 70+, M 6 Responses Feb 10

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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 both Pietro Cardinal Bembo (Letters and comments on Pope Leo X, 1842 reprint) and Paolo Cardinal Glovio (De Vita Leonis Decimi, op cit...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 1 Response May 3

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    Not to start a controversial conversation,

    but I'm asking that everyone watch out for the anti-Catholics (or as I like to refer to them as. catholicphobics). I wouldn't put it pass them to try and claim that the Catholic Church supports (and maybe even behind) the same sex marriage as passed in Ireland. If you see...
    rfrr56 rfrr56 70+, M 3 Responses May 29

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    An 11 year old girl was kidnapped at a shop in

    southern Japan last week. People heard her scream before she disappeared. I felt very scared thinking about what could happen to the girl. I was very tired after a hard workout at gym, but woke up from my futon and started to pray Rosary. I asked Virgin Mary to pray for the...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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    Why Is Mary Important? Part 2: The Divine Maternity

    And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us: and we saw his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.  (John 1:14) Is it not blasphemous to call Mary, the "Mother of God"?  Can a human being be the mother of almighty God?  To be so...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 13 Responses Jan 25, 2012

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    I see with the deep sadness the evolution of

    the Catholic church in the last decades. In an attempt to get "closer" to the world, Catholic Church has sold her soul. A church should be a shelter and a lighthouse for those who want to escape the materialism and lack of values of today's world. The head of a church should be...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 29

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    Please stay away from a "game" referred to

    as "Charlie Charlie". It is a demonic game similar to the Ouija board, and can allow demons to be a part of your life. Refer to the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel: "St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the...
    rfrr56 rfrr56 70+, M 4 Responses Jun 5

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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 afflicted at present: Indifferentism. This perverse opinion is spread on all sides by the fraud of the wicked who claim that it is possible to...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F May 12

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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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    Check out The Jewish Encyclopedia on line.

    ..Saul of Tarsus (Known as Paul the Apostle of the Heathen) for an interesting explanation of Hellenistic Paul, the inventer of Pauline Theology.
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F May 29

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    I wish to connect with other Catholics,

    regardless of age or sex, to discuss our beliefs, the Bible, and anything else Faith-Related that comes along.
    Writer1967 Writer1967 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 27

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    I think this trend is pretty cool:

    http://thete8.tumblr.com/vaticanize #catholicpride
    Darkanddesolate Darkanddesolate 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 28

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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 faith that God is important to me I've been noticing when I get angry and feel mean and self righteous that need to try to turn to him more in...
    stufy stufy 46-50 1 Response May 10

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    "Prostitutes and Tax Collectors" I often

    wondered why Jesus lumped those two particular professions together. "Amen, amen, I say to you, prostitutes and tax collectors will enter the Kingdom of Heaven before you." A thought occurred to me while reading a history book. The Roman Empire's primary interest in Judea was...
    eddiecarbone eddiecarbone 61-65, M 3 Responses Jun 17

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    My confession & absolution with Fr.

    Joe May 31 Before going I did an hour or so of prayer including examination of conscience Made my list of sins In the church with only one other person waiting to confess! My parish must be full of saints!? In a confessional, Bless me father for i have sinned its been...
    stufy stufy 46-50 3 Responses Jun 3, 2014

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    And I do not apologize

    for my beliefs. Nor do I put you down for your own.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 29

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    I am totally looking forward to entering the

    Church that Christ founded this upcoming Easter vigil! God is so totally awesome!
    YellowGirl225 YellowGirl225 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 18

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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 Oct 10, 2014

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    The Prophecy Of Blessed Anna Maria Taigi About The Election Of The Pope

    God will send two punishments; one will be in the form of wars, revolutions and other evils; it shall originate on earth. The other will be sent from Heaven.  There shall come over the whole earth an intense darkness lasting three days and three nights.  Nothing can be seen...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 15, 2013

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    420 Reasons Christianity is False.

    ..www.kyroot.com "I believe in God, only I spell it Nature." Frank Lloyd Wright
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F May 19

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    Welcome to the PHilippines Pope Francis!

    Seeing him even just on tv makes my heart at peace and happy. Knowing he's here in Philippines makes me feel blessed and I'm sure other filipinos feels the same.. Thank God for this Papal visit. Amen <3
    akirayuuki akirayuuki 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    I heard this quote in a sermon two weeks ago,

    and it stayed with me since. I felt those words have a very universal reach: "If love is the soul of Christian existence, it must be at the heart of every other Christian virtue. Thus, for example, justice without love is legalism; faith without love is ideology; hope without...
    MrSquishy MrSquishy 41-45, M 6 Responses Feb 18

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    Happy Pentecost Sunday,

    to all. Today we commemorate the decent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples.
    rfrr56 rfrr56 70+, M May 24

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    I have been a Roman Catholic Christian

    for 20 years. I believe in the traditional Roman Catholic teachings. I do not believe in any from of birth control. I have never been on birth control nor has my husband ever used any condom with me. Also, he does not pull out early but fully dumps all of his seed into my...
    heatherinarizona heatherinarizona 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 20, 2014

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    The Conversion of Peter: How He Went From

    Being A Torah Believing Jew To The First Catholic Pope The Gospels are possibly the most understated documents in literary history; we are told in John's Gospel that if everything Jesus did and said was recorded the whole world could not contain the books it would take. But...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 3 Responses Feb 21

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    I've been finding myself wanting to convert to

    Buddhism...I still love God and "pray" to Him...but *sigh* I don't know. Every time I go to church, I feel...meh. I take communion seriously and all, though. But I still find myself to consider Buddhism...I like the teachings of it and how it's more...free and less "restricted...
    Yoyoko Yoyoko 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 15

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    Gay Catholic

    So I was born into a catholic family. I chose to follow it when i came of age and it really is my concept of God and the divine. I love Jesus and his mother. I am also Gay. It has taken me a long time but it comes down to choice, I can't choose not to be Gay. That is...
    steelclaw steelclaw 26-30 15 Responses Apr 1, 2012

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    Becoming Catholic

    I will begin my RCIA class at my church this week. I can't wait. I grew up in a Catholic home but my parents did not baptize me in any faith. So now at 20 I have found my path and can't wait to embark on my journey.
    aindriueire aindriueire 18-21, M 4 Responses Sep 1, 2007

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    I have been troubled of late by the irrational

    blight upon Christianity that is Protestantism. They call themselves Christians, most of them profess the Triune God, and a few of them even believe in some manner of (non-transubstantiative) miracle's occurring during the "Lord's Supper" portion of their "Worship Services...
    Isayoldchap Isayoldchap 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 24

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    The statue of Virgin Mary in a Japanese church

    weeped 101 times. I have gone on a pilgrimage twice to see and pray Rosary before the statue. I have uploaded pictures and made them accessible.(Pics are taken only outside and do not include the statue and inside the church.) https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M Jun 21

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    Bart D. Ehrman is the Chair of Religious

    Studies at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He wrote, and I read, the following books: "Misquoting Jesus," "Jesus Apocalyptic Prophet of the New Millennium," "Jesus, Interrupted," "Forged," "How Jesus Became God," "Did Jesus Exist," and "God's Problem."
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F May 31

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