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12-06-2012 06:18 AM
LessTraveledBy

See the first message on this page...

 

Yes, I agree the the changes have driven people away. This is not the same place anymore, which is really unfortunate.

12-04-2012 06:04 PM
countryangels
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Countryangels, I think it was about the time Mothering Magazine went under. Be sure to subscribe to the new thread to keep in touch.

 

 

Which one is it? And how do I do that? Sorry...

 

 

I remember that in the past, if I had a ? about baking bread, or anything else, health, Catholic ? anything, I would get replies right away. Now, it takes days... And some of my posts have never been looked at or answered :(  Its sad, this was a nice community...

 

I also wonder if it had anything to do with the format changing as well as things being posted on Facebook. A lot of us do not like Facebook. I just do not go there. But, I was hoping people would still keep coming here. I hope this stays around. I prefer the older format of the forum, but this is better than nothing, kwim?

 

I would like to keep in touch with at least you guys, since we have the Faith as well, that   makes us even more unique, if you know what I mean winky.gif  We have more in common. And its harder to find like minded Catholic Ladies smile.gif

Thank you for your reply, God bless.

12-04-2012 04:37 PM
JMJ

Countryangels, I think it was about the time Mothering Magazine went under. Be sure to subscribe to the new thread to keep in touch.

12-04-2012 03:34 PM
countryangels
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I'm not sure it's a "quaint" town because you have to have a certain number of Catholics available to keep perpetual adoration going for 30 years, but it doesn't take long to get out of town. No on the Latin Mass, and full disclosure: they didn't get the memo that the "Lamb of God" setting they're using is not approved. However, the pastor has been publishing tidbits from the GIRM in the bulletin and has just discontinued Communion services that had been happening regularly on his day off.

 

http://www.stedschurch.org/

 

Thank you :) Is it just me, or is this website less active since they changed it? I have noticed that since it changed, people do not post as often :(

I used to see tons of posts in every category. Now its days, days without a single post in different threads....:(

Blessings to all the Mamas :)

12-02-2012 03:14 PM
JMJ

Happy New Year, Catholic Mamas! Here's our new thread!

11-27-2012 01:46 PM
JMJ

I'm not sure it's a "quaint" town because you have to have a certain number of Catholics available to keep perpetual adoration going for 30 years, but it doesn't take long to get out of town. No on the Latin Mass, and full disclosure: they didn't get the memo that the "Lamb of God" setting they're using is not approved. However, the pastor has been publishing tidbits from the GIRM in the bulletin and has just discontinued Communion services that had been happening regularly on his day off.

 

http://www.stedschurch.org/

11-27-2012 12:19 PM
countryangels
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Have any of you ladies heard of any diocese or other offering health insurance that families can purchase privately that is compatible with Catholic morality? I wish Solidarity would get up and running. I'm running out of time before our health insurance switches over.

 

Discernment is continuing. We had a beautiful weekend at a little church in Idaho that was celebrating 30 years of perpetual adoration. We're developing an alternate plan where we're considering moving just outside the town (a few miles away from the church) and getting some land and some animals and starting up a homestead.

Hi,

 

I was wondering, what is the name of the church, do they have a website? Do they have the Latin Mass? I would love to hear more about this quaint town. Glad to hear about your nice weekend :)

 

 

Thanks,Peace, Blessings.

11-27-2012 09:08 AM
JMJ

Have any of you ladies heard of any diocese or other offering health insurance that families can purchase privately that is compatible with Catholic morality? I wish Solidarity would get up and running. I'm running out of time before our health insurance switches over.

 

Discernment is continuing. We had a beautiful weekend at a little church in Idaho that was celebrating 30 years of perpetual adoration. We're developing an alternate plan where we're considering moving just outside the town (a few miles away from the church) and getting some land and some animals and starting up a homestead.

11-11-2012 04:17 PM
dejagerw

You can go to regular confession if you feel more comfortable. But, you could set up an appointment if you prefer that. When I went after a long time, I went to regular confession. As far as what to confess, obviously, you're not going to get it all. Try to get all your mortal sins covered, though. And a statement at the end about being sorry for all the things you forgot to mention is good too. Try to list as much as you can while being reasonable. If you're prepared in advance (maybe write down a list), you'll be surprised as to how much you can squeeze in a short period of time.

11-11-2012 04:12 PM
crunchy_mommy Tiqa, you can go to a general confession, but if you expect to take a very long time, it might be best to make an appointment. But put it this way -- it's better that you go, and if having to make an appointment would prevent or delay you from going, then just go to open confession times. For venial sins, you don't really have to get too specific, but mortal sins you are supposed to confess more specifically, number of times, etc. but you don't need to go into huge detail. When you go, just let the priest know you haven't gone in awhile, and ask him to help you along. He can prompt you or give you a card to read, as far as reciting the prayers if you don't remember them, and he will ask you for more information about your sins if he feels it's necessary. As long as you are going with an open, repentant heart & are truly sorry for all your sins, even if you don't do everything exactly by the book it should still be a valid confession. smile.gif
11-11-2012 03:08 PM
tiqa

Quick question.  If you haven't been to Confession in say, forever... can you still go to "regular" Confession or do you have to make a formal appointment or something?  I'm talking, I haven't gone since I was 14, 15, and since then, let's just say that I've committed more sins on the list than I haven't.  (I'm not a hardened criminal or anything, but I've not lived a particularly Catholic lifestyle either.  By mainstream standards I'm pretty tame but as far as Examination of Consciences go... I pretty much fail the quiz, iykwim.)  Is is possible to just go line up during one of the general Confession times and do it?  And how specific do I need to get - because if I went down the list, it would take a while.  Agh... 

11-03-2012 02:17 PM
PatienceAndLove

An excommunicated priest is interviewed and praised on a Canadian catholic TV station (use of small c is on purpose)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=toAT28ebIvc

 

More information about Fr Baum, the excommunicated priest, here:

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/on-gregory-baum-msgr-foy-responds-to-recent-catholic-media-fawning-over-dis/
 

10-27-2012 07:14 PM
theboysmama Tomorrow the kids get to wear saints costumes to church. They are pretty excited. We haven't been to a church that has done this before. I just realized we haven't do e wings for ds 1 st Michael costume, oy.
Started adult ECF last week so hong to learn a bunch about Byzantine traditions.
P&L prayers your way.
10-26-2012 08:49 AM
tinybutterfly
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tinybutterfly, there are several Catholic rites that are in full communion with the pope, but the prayers of the Mass are different, as are the calendar and the disciplines (fasting, etc). The Byzantine rite is one of these, formed by Byzantine Orthodox who returned to full communion with Rome while retaining their own traditions.

 

Thanks! I am still learning! There is a lot to learn! :)

10-25-2012 03:08 PM
JMJ

tinybutterfly, there are several Catholic rites that are in full communion with the pope, but the prayers of the Mass are different, as are the calendar and the disciplines (fasting, etc). The Byzantine rite is one of these, formed by Byzantine Orthodox who returned to full communion with Rome while retaining their own traditions.

10-25-2012 10:31 AM
tinybutterfly

PL, hope your annulment comes through fine. hug2.gif

 

rightkindofme,  I ended up here ( Catholic) when I really thought there was no way I could ever end up here! I have always loved the Catholic Church, but belonged to two other churches that were very anti-Catholic in their view. But...I was drawn, pulled...and here I am! Never say never! blowkiss.gif

 

Byzantine is Eastern Orthodox, right? Or are they two different, but very similar churches? 

 

Would someone please PM me the name of the Catholic message board? There is one I sometimes visit when I have questions and I am wondering it that is the one you all have been on. I sometimes get frustrated there, but I don't know of any other Catholic boards that are active. 

 

I am still new and learning...I really am enjoying the reading I am doing. I have been attending a class on Church history and that has been really terrific! 

 

ttfn! 

10-13-2012 03:02 PM
JMJ

P&L, it's good to "see" you! Prayers that the anullment process will be a source of healing.

 

dejagerw, I have done very little so far since my oldest is 3, but we talk about specific virtues and talk about how to practice them, concrete ways in their own lives of how they could use these virtues, encouraging them that virtues will help them get to heaven.

 

rightkindofme, thanks for stopping in. If you are interested in anything about our perspective, please feel free to ask. The more I learn about the Catholic faith, the more impressed I become with how beautiful, thoughtful, and consistent it is.

 

We are still discerning. I really appreciate your prayers. We're visiting the local Maronites tonight to continue the discernment process. It just seems like there are so many paths, and we have no idea which one God is calling us to. It is a very humbling place to be.

10-13-2012 09:16 AM
mt_gooseberry
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Does anyone have any good ideas as how to teach humility? I'm not a very humble person myself, which I should try to improve, but it seems everything I do to boost my kids' self esteem might tend to make a person self centered. Any thoughts?
 

Hmm.  Tricky.  I'll have to think about this one!  Good question....

10-10-2012 09:44 PM
rightkindofme

I really hope this isn't seen as offensive but this thread was in new posts.

 

I am one of the wacky weirdos. If my opinion matters at all I love when you all contribute your voices in dissent. I know nothing about you or your lives. I couldn't be like you if I tried--I haven't had the right life experience. I'm grateful when you share your perspective. You teach me many things. You make me understand the world in ways I otherwise couldn't. I think you make me more compassionate. Thank you.

10-10-2012 07:16 PM
dejagerw

Does anyone have any good ideas as how to teach humility? I'm not a very humble person myself, which I should try to improve, but it seems everything I do to boost my kids' self esteem might tend to make a person self centered. Any thoughts?
 

10-10-2012 03:45 AM
LessTraveledBy

I think I also know which forum you are talking about.... I cannot go there because I always end up full of rage and sadness.

10-09-2012 08:49 AM
mt_gooseberry

Welcome, dejagerw! 

 

I am actually the kind of person who does not like conflict.  But I worry that maybe some undecided, naive person might take all of these scary suggestions to heart, and I end up arguing not so much to change minds as to convince that person who is not sure.  Which is why I jumped into the sleep-training debate last night, ugh.

 

I guess I didn't know you were seeking an annulment, Patience.  It's hardly the same thing, but thanks to going through the immigration process with my DH, I can understand what it is like having to gather a whole load of evidence, fill out a bunch of paperwork, only to submit it and have to wait for a decision that might depend on the mood of the person whose job it is to decide Yes or No.  You hear so much about annulments being sought (and granted) for frivolous reasons, and I heard one priest complain that we should just eliminate the whole process.  Talk about throwing out the baby with the bathwater! 

 

If JMJ reads this, I am interested in knowing how their decision is coming along!

10-08-2012 10:03 PM
PatienceAndLove Long time no chat, ladies!

I submitted my annulment paperwork, and am at the waiting stage. I need more patience
10-08-2012 10:28 AM
dejagerw

Can I join this thread? I've got two boys 3.5 and 1.5. I haven't read through the whole thread yet, but I know exactly what thread mt_gooseberry is talking about. Visiting that site always makes me crazy!! I'm looking forward to chatting with some more like minded mamas who don't preach beating their children as a good thing ;)
 

10-07-2012 09:50 AM
mt_gooseberry

I keep getting embroiled in debates on the internet with other Catholics about AP practices, and it is really upsetting me...because I know that there are real people on the other end of those debates who are representing Catholics as people who beat their children with belts, blast public breastfeeding as vilely immodest, co-sleeping as borderline sexual abuse, etc.; and these people have children who are suffering for their parents convictions.  There is actually a thread going right now on whether we should hit our children with implements or if it is better to do it with your hands, on the most widely used Catholic forum out there.  I just feel like weeping...I wish things didn't affect me so personally.

09-26-2012 06:31 PM
theboysmama

We will meet with the priest tomorrow morning and hoping he can help guide us and give us some resources so we can learn more. I am really so happy there and haven't felt this way since converting so this is wonderful. My children are begging to attend as well and that is so new. I know that the sign of hte cross is in reverse, they are really into icons, the host is received in the blood, and the entire liturgy is sung. Also no meat on fridays and during lint it is m,w,f without meat. There are black fasts (which are vegan) on certain days throughout the year. Also, there seems to be more holy days where liturgy is obligatory. That is just what I have grasped from attending for the last 6 weeks. Looking forward to finding out more tomorrow.


JMJ- we will definately pray for discernment

09-25-2012 04:58 PM
JMJ

TBM, sorry to confuse you. I'm glad you finally found us. I don't know much about the Byzantine Rite, but their faith is pretty much the same: Catholic, faithful to the Magisterium. We have some local Maronites that are absolutely wonderful to visit.

 

We just got back from our trek through (among other places) Oklahoma and the community there. It was a wonderful trip. If only we knew what God wants of us. Prayers for discernment, please.

09-23-2012 06:55 PM
theboysmama

I haven't followed this thread in a while. Was unable to follow as I was searching for the traditional catholic mamas. So glad I found you ladies again.

I hope to read through when I get some free time (ha ha).

I just wanted to make sure to post so I was subscribed to the thread.


Some of you may remember that dh and I were really struggling in our faith journey. We tried out several different parishes and just felt like we were still missing something. We met a wonderful family while attending a random mass at a random parish that they don't usually attend either. They told us they attended the Byzantine church and invited us to go check it out. We did and LOVE it. We are so happy. the community is wonderful!!! We feel so welcome and supported in our faith journey. There is a full meal after each liturgy and then sunday school for the kids. It is a small parish so we have to be a part of it (being social is kind of hard for us) and since it is so small we are somewhat accountable because it is very noticable when we aren't there. (I don't think anyone judges us or is keeping track but it keeps me wanting to attend. For the first time I am attending for what we get out of hte liturgy, what we can put into the liturgy not just that it is obligatory.  BUT I am super lost. Do any of you attend a Byzantine Liturgy or have any knowledge of the Byzantine Faith? 

For those of you that don't know it is in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope. So I am assuming that would still qualify me for this thread :)

Any info any of you have to share or resources such as books, etc. would be much appreciated. We are hoping to meet with the priest sometime this week. (he moved over from the roman catholic mass so am hoping that he will understand where we are coming form and help us with our confusion).

08-26-2012 07:57 AM
JMJ

Haha, mt_gooseberry.  We actually do have family in MT, but I'm not sure I could ever live in that kind of cold weather.

08-25-2012 08:50 AM
mt_gooseberry
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Wisconsin is another place we kinda consider.  I really admire Bishop Morlino's boldness.  There's a man who is not afraid to tell it like it is.  The biggest issue is that our families are all out West.  Anybody know of any great communities in Colorado or Idaho?

Come to Montana!  You and I can start one!  :) ;)

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