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    Yesterday I started the Magnificent Prayers of

    Saint Bridget of Sweden. If you haven't heard of them, they are 15 prayers that St Bridget used to say in honor of Christ's passion and death. You recite these prayers everyday for an entire year. God promised St Bridget that he would grant many blessings to who ever said them...
    Marisol818 Marisol818 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    Las Vegas Churches Accept Gambling Chips?

    THIS MAY COME AS A SURPRISE TO THOSE OF YOU NOT LIVING IN LAS VEGAS , BUT THERE ARE MORE CATHOLIC CHURCHES THAN CASINOS. NOT SURPRISINGLY, SOME WORSHIPERS AT SUNDAY SERVICES WILL GIVE CASINO CHIPS RATHER THAN CASH WHEN THE BASKET IS PASSED. SINCE THEY GET CHIPS FROM MANY...
    RichieRich78 RichieRich78 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 13, 2010

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    Love Being Catholic.

    Yes, I know not many people say that. I been catholic all my life and like most teens, through high school begin trying to find where fit in. I guess, my life has been blessed in many ways cocidering I also suffer from a heart condition. However, I never really got to really be...
    crosearmylife crosearmylife 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 27, 2013

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    Converted By Our Lady

    My father was a virulent atheist when I was a young child. My mother was a non practicing Catholic who married him outside the Church. It was not an entirely faithless atmosphere. My mother observed Christmas and Easter and we practiced abstinence on Good Friday. Plus, one of my...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 3 Responses Apr 23, 2011

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    Different For Everyone

    I was born and raised in a very traditional Catholic family.  From a very young age, I have been taught according to the teachings of our church.  And I do consider myself a Catholic.  However, there are certain things that our church teaches that I don't...
    reachin4goals reachin4goals 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 2, 2007

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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 19-21, M 4 Responses Sep 1, 2007

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    The Babylonian Roots of Catholicism.

    If you are a Catholic, please understand that this web page is not against you personally. This information is here to help you and encourage you to “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith” (II Cor. 13:5), “the faith of Jesus” (Rev. 14:12), “the Saviour of...
    churinga churinga 70+, M Dec 24, 2013

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    Please Pray For My Sister Perserverer

    To all her EP friends, I know how much you all mean to her, so I don't hesitate in asking all of you for your prayers for her health with her current crisis. As I believe she has let you know, she has developed angina around 6 weeks ago, At first it was only after physical...
    nellkellicus nellkellicus 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 12, 2012

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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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    THE 400 YEARS BETWEEN THE OLD AND NEW

    TESTAMENTS by Ray C. Stedman At the close of the book of Malachi in the Old Testament, the nation of Israel is back again in the land of Palestine after the Babylonian captivity, but they are under the domination of the great world power of that day, Persia and the Medio...
    churinga churinga 70+, M Dec 26, 2013

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    Judas Iscariot And The Bread Of Life

    It is the only miracle of Jesus recorded by all four evangelists:  the feeding of the five thousand.  After this stupendous event, Jesus withdrew to the hillside to be alone.  Night fell and the disciples decided to sail without Him to Capharnaum on the western shore of the...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 8 Responses Mar 20, 2012

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    Catholic Convert

    After being raised as a Baptist and having a falling out with the Church I was going to, I turned away from religion although not from God, I would constantly pray that God would show me how to follow him, where to find him, what the truth was.  Then one day I went and...
    themcqueenescape themcqueenescape 21-25, M 9 Responses Feb 15, 2008

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    My Catholic Roots

    I grew up Roman Catholic just like my mom, but shortly after high school I started attending Protestant-Christian churches as an act of rebellion but also as a way to remain close to God. Then on April 21st, 2010, one of my brothers died of cancer and I completely stopped going...
    wildsunflowerpetals wildsunflowerpetals 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 10, 2013

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    I'M Catholic!

    I love God! :) I'm so blessed to be born a catholic!
    beautifuldreamer7 beautifuldreamer7 26-30, F Oct 10, 2013

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    And My Walk Took Me Farther Then I Thought

    so if you've read my last storie you know how I became catholic but what you don't know is what happened after I did say I went to every church thing I could find but six mouths later father zack walk up to me and asked if id like to be confirmed into the catholic church and how...
    rynamight rynamight 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 31, 2013

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    You stupid, blathering fools!

    **** all of you and your "God." If he is capable of anything and everything, why doesn't he do anything to stop the world's torment? Answer me that, little sheep.
    BoopMonster BoopMonster 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 20

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    Ewtn Or Bust

    I am a better Catholic when I can watch EWTN on TV. I was brought up in the church, but am now lukewarm or fallen away. Who knows what the future holds? I still pray like a Catholic. It all seems easier with EWTN on tv.
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2013

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    Bishopitis

    I have always suffered from it and I can never seem to get over it.I feel ridiculous admitting it, but it is true. I am morbidly afraid of bishops.I know it is irrational to feel this way.  But I still do.  I always embarrass myself when visited by the bishop.  I dread it...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 11, 2012

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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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    Safeguarding your soul.

    Bible1-Bar What It Costs to Be A True Christian J.C. Ryle Let there be no mistake about my meaning. I am not examining what it costs to save a Christian’s soul. I know well that it costs nothing less than the blood of the Son of God to provide atonement...
    churinga churinga 70+, M Dec 27, 2013

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    The Antichrist Part Twelve: The Return Of Enoch And Elias

    It is certain that neither Enoch nor Elias are dead. Of Enoch, it is written, And he walked with God, and was seen no more:  because God took him.  (Genesis 5:24) Furthermore, Enoch pleased God, and was translated into paradise, that he may give repentance to the nations...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 6 Responses Jul 17, 2012

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    scripture alone. The clear instruction by the

    Lord in the OT and the NT was to live by the word of God. Deuteronomy 8:3 New King James Version (NKJV) 3 So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by...
    churinga churinga 70+, M Dec 26, 2013

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    Sacred Code

    Recently, I read an article on the Roman Catholic dress code. I'm embarrassed to tell you that I didn't even know that there was a dress code the extended beyond the pulpit to the laity. Thinking about the unique dress code belonging to Catholics got me thinking about about all...
    akasolia akasolia 41-45, F 6 Responses May 24, 2011

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    Defending The Papacy: The Rock, The Keys, The Chair And Where In The Bible It Teaches About The Pope

    Since being on EP I have been challenged by a few people to prove where this or some other thing is said in the Bible.  And those of you familiar with my stories know that I challenge right back and say, "Where in the Bible does it say that everything has to be found in the...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 9 Responses May 14, 2011

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    Why Is Mary So Important? Part 1: The Immaculate Conception

    All have sinned and have need of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)   How, then, do Catholics claim that Mary is free from sin?  How do they dare to contradict this scripture by saying it does not apply to Mary?  Why do Catholics think that Mary is so important?  Isn't the dogma...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 12 Responses Sep 3, 2011

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    churinga churinga 70+, M Dec 31, 2013

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    The Three Days Of Darkness

    The Three Days of Darkness is a Catholic prophecy concerning a divine chastisement. It is not binding on the faithful; however, the seers who have foreseen it are eminent in sanctity and their writings are approved by the Church.  Among those who  have given this prophecy are...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 20, 2013

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    Fr Gabriele Amorth is very well known

    throughout the church and is the chief Exorcist of the Vatican . He writes regularly for Zenit. The power of the Holy Rosary. Beautiful Reasons for Praying the Rosary Even More Often. Father Gabriel Amorth writes: One day a colleague of mine heard the devil say during an...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    Is The Stigmata A Phenomenon Of The Last Times?

    No-one disputes the stigmata.  It is a real phenomenon.  What is disputed is the reason for its occurrence.  Scoffers often try to impute that it is a product of religious fanaticism, a product of the mind of the believer, however unconsciously done. In recent times, the...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 7 Responses Aug 28, 2011

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    Returning To The Church

    I was raised Roman Catholic, left the church, explored protestant,evangelical, and non denominational churches. As I have gotten older I realize that the sacrament of Holy Communion is vital to serve and know our Lord.  It is my desire to get back to church.  I do not have a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 28, 2012

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    From Gangster To Priest

    I recently was privileged to hear the remarkable story of the conversion of Fr John Pridmore. John Pridmore was born in London's East End and was baptised a Catholic.  But his family never lived as Catholics.  They never went to Mass.  He did not have a Catholic education...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 4 Responses Jun 2, 2012

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    I thin Catholicism is the most misunderstood

    sect of Christianity. But recently we've been making many improvements by embracing science as a way to find God and recognizing and accepting homosexuality. Although gay marriage will never be allowed, I feel like the Church has it's reasons for forbidding it.
    kalila37 kalila37 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    Catholic Action

    My country is in crisis and your country is in crisis insofar as it has an economy without God, politics without God and laws without God.  I am, of course, talking about a spiritual crisis. Communist China is becoming the greatest financial power in history. And my country and...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 12 Responses Jan 10, 2012

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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 50 Responses May 29, 2011

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Defending The Perpetual Virginity Of Our Lady

    Christians generally agree about Mary's virginity and the miraculous Virgin Birth of Jesus because it is clearly detailed in Matthew 1:18-25 and Luke 1:27.  It is stated by Mary herself (Luke 1:34) and acknowledged by the angel Gabriel (Luke 1:35 - 37). Some, however, wishing to...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 4 Responses May 21, 2011

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    My Cross To Bear

    We are all here for a reason. Everyone has a different purpose, different talents they are given to share with the world, and different lives altogether, so we can bear each others burdens until we don't have them anymore. So everything must happen for a reason.The moment we are...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 6, 2013

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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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    Catholic Moral Dress Code

    Modesty is a lost virtue.  If you were looking at a crowd of people, could you pick the Catholics by the way they dress?  There is, in fact, a dress code, a little known one, it is true.  Like so much in the Church today, modesty is in eclipse, forgotten, shoved to one side...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 10 Responses May 21, 2011

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    Four Ep Heresies

    Over the years I have read much religious comment on EP.  It is very much an open market place here, and that is what I love about it.  You come up against every conceivable point of view that is shaped by every conceivable experience.  It is an exciting place in which to be a...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 5 Responses May 22, 2012

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    There is a misconception

    that all those of the gothic life don't have a religion or worship satan. I can't speak for all of my gothic brothers and sisters,but for myself I was raised a catholic. I went to a catholic high school. In my teenage years I did not care much for the religion. I didn't go to...
    AGothicOdyssey AGothicOdyssey 46-50, M Dec 17, 2013

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    St Padre Pio Of Pietrelcina

    One hundred (100) years ago today Padre Pio was ordained a priest. Actually he was ordained a friar and was known as Fra Pio. He was a Capuchin priest from Italy who is venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church. He was born Francesco Forgione, and given the name Pio when he...
    RichieRich78 RichieRich78 51-55, M 5 Responses Aug 10, 2010

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    I'M 13 And Religious

    I have always had much knowledge on my religion, but never have I felt religious. About year or so ago, I became more and more interested in being a roman Catholic. . I never felt more religious, however, until I had a certain dream. It started in some place, I cant remember...
    snowflake12345 snowflake12345 13-15, F 5 Responses May 2, 2013

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    When we ignore the Old Testament we are

    disobedient to Jesus and the Disciples. The contents of the Old Testament is for us a warning, and for our instruction. 6 Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did. 7 Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it...
    churinga churinga 70+, M Dec 28, 2013

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    Petrus Romanus And The Last Times: What We Can Expect

    The last pope will anoint an emperor of western Europe. This monarch will be French and his name will be Henry.  Under the direction of this holy pope and saintly monarch, governments will return to Christian values and peace and prosperity will be established.  Henry will...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F Feb 15, 2013

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    Pope Benedict's Resignation And The Prophecies Of St Malachy

    The Irish saint received a private revelation in which he foresaw all the popes of history from 1143. He wrote about it, giving each pope a motto that hinted at his identity.  The book is available and makes interesting reading, particularly for our times. Pope Benedict XVl has...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 3 Responses Feb 11, 2013

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    I Went To See An Exorcist And This Is What He Said

    The exorcist's name is Fr Terence Nortin OFM and he was giving a talk at St Gerard's Church in Dandenong.Satanic culture is popular today; it is pandemic.  There is a visible culture around us of devotion to Satanic songs, churches, games and symbols.  Despite this, many people...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 14 Responses May 17, 2012

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    To be locked into any system of false teaching,

    wrestle with the problems you notice, and eventually go your separate way will result in being treated like a pariah, especially groups such as the JWs and the Mormons, commonly called shunning, it will mean a loss of friends family and in some cases business associates. I...
    churinga churinga 70+, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    Confirmed

    I was raised Catholic and went through the sacraments to confirmation.  I believed deeply until I was 17 and started to question.  I now consider myself an agnostic though I still believe in spirituality.  I just don't subscribe to any religion or anything that...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M 27 Responses Aug 1, 2007

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    That Fatefilled Walk

    my name is ryan my friends call me rynamight and this is where my story begins i was born into a roman catholic i was baptized and a yong age and then i haven't step in to a church till i was ten or so because of the death of my grandmother so church was never really apart of my...
    rynamight rynamight 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    I Am Catholic And Love St Therese

    St Therese is one of my favorite saints. She lived a very simple and humble life. She was 15 when she entered the religious life and 24 when she was called home to heaven.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 4, 2013

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    Simple Realization

    I attended Mass this evening about the tax collector Zacchaeus.. I realized that what if He didn't go down the tree and didn't follow Jesus command? But then He chose to go down and be humble himself, He offer to the poor and needy. Change is not easy, it takes a lot of courage...
    clairezky clairezky 18-21, F Nov 3, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I hope it is not against EP rules to post a story in two different groups. The other group ("I Love Catholic Apologetics") has almost no one in it, and I thought people here might...
    eddiecarbone eddiecarbone 61-65, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    A funny story. When I was in the third and fourth grade, I would walk from my public school to our church once a week for "religious instruction." We would sit by grade, each...
    eddiecarbone eddiecarbone 61-65, M 2 Responses Apr 9