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|Re: A Thread For Catholics by Nobody: 2:40pm On Oct 08, 2013|
|Re: A Thread For Catholics by SalC: 3:45pm On Oct 08, 2013|
striktlymi: Hmmm...Why are hmmming?.
You are welcome.
|Re: A Thread For Catholics by Nobody: 3:50pm On Oct 08, 2013|
Sal C: Why are hmmming?.
Thanks for the welcome.
|Re: A Thread For Catholics by SalC: 4:57pm On Oct 08, 2013|
|Re: A Thread For Catholics by Nobody: 8:02pm On Oct 08, 2013|
Sal C: About what?
The thread and its purpose.
|Re: A Thread For Catholics by superior1: 9:08pm On Oct 08, 2013|
Waoh! An interesting thread for sons and daughters of Mr Francis.
Can people who believe the Bible as the full and complete words of God join in
|Re: A Thread For Catholics by SalC: 9:57pm On Oct 08, 2013|
superior1: Waoh! An interesting thread for sons and daughters of Mr Francis.It depends on your reasons for wanting to join.
By the way you are welcome,
Sons and daughters of Mr Francis? Meaning?
|Re: A Thread For Catholics by SalC: 9:58pm On Oct 08, 2013|
striktlymi:You don't like the OP?
|Re: A Thread For Catholics by Nobody: 6:54am On Oct 09, 2013|
Sal C: You don't like the OP?
The OP is on point and I love it. I am just not comfortable with the level of disunity in Christendom. At first I asked myself why not join other Christians in the stickied Christian chatbox?
But after some thought about the level of discrimination faced by Catholics and considering that a number of front runners in that thread are averse to anything Catholic, I had a re-think.
After all it's not a bad idea for Catholics to have a 'safe haven' where they can meet and get stuff off their chest with little or no disturbance.
I think its a good initiative.
|Re: A Thread For Catholics by SalC: 12:48pm On Oct 09, 2013|
|Re: A Thread For Catholics by SalC: 12:50pm On Oct 09, 2013|
@ All. Good day!
@ Mr Aladin still waiting for you on the other thread.
|Re: A Thread For Catholics by Ubenedictus(m): 12:57pm On Oct 09, 2013|
Francis Reflects on the Temptation to Flee from God Calls on Faithful to Allow God to Author the Plan of Their Lives By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY, October 07, 2013 ( Zenit.org) - Pope Francis this morning during his daily Mass at Santa Marta reflected on the temptation that everyone, even Christians, can face
to flee from God. Among the faithful present at the Holy Father’s morning Mass were a
number of accredited journalists from the Holy See Press Office. The Pope, who on October 13th will consecrate the world to the Immaculate Heart of
Mary, was dressed in a white chasuble to honor the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary. Speaking on the first reading, which recalled the story of Jonah who fled upon receiving
the call from God to preach against Nineveh, the Holy Father told the faithful gathered
that the act of “fleeing from God” is a temptation faced daily by all. “You can flee from God, even while being a Christian, being a Catholic, or a member of
Catholic Action, a priest, bishop, Pope [...] everyone, everyone of us can flee from God. It
is a daily temptation. To not listen to God, to not listen to his voice, to not feel in our
heart His proposal, His invitation,” the Pope said. Another example of fleeing from God, the Holy Father indicated, is given in the Gospel of
the Good Samaritan, particularly in the example that Christ’s gives of the priest who
passes a man beaten on the side of a road. “In the Gospel, there is this man who is half-dead, thrown on the pavement of the road,
and by chance a priest was going down that road, a dignified priest, dressed properly
in a cassock, good [priest], very good!” the Pope explained. “He saw [him] and looked: ‘I’m going to be late for Mass’, and he left. He did not hear the
voice of God there.” Pope Francis observed that while a Levite also passes the stranger, the only one who
stopped was one who “habitually flees from God: a sinner, a Samaritan.” Despite his
differences in religious practices, and even though he came from a theological
background that was wrong, the Samaritan doesn’t flee, instead “he understood that
God called him” there. “Why does Jonah flee from God? Why does the priest flee from God? Why does the
Levite flee from God?” the Pope asked. “It’s because their hearts were closed, and when
your heart is closed, you can no longer hear the voice of God. Instead, a Samaritan who
was on a journey ‘saw him and was moved with compassion: his heart was open, he
was human.” The 76 year old Pontiff stated that those who flee from God, like Jonah, the priest and
the Levite all had a set plan for their lives, while the Samaritan allowed God to write the
story of his life. Concluding his homily, Pope Francis called on the faithful to ask themselves whether
they allow God to write the story of our lives or do we want to write our own plans. “I am sure that we all see that the Samaritan, the sinner did not flee from God. May the
Lord allow us to listen to the voice of the Lord, His voice, which tells us: Go, and do the
same as well,” he said. After the Mass, the Holy Father greeted the journalists, among whom ZENIT was also
|Re: A Thread For Catholics by superior1: 1:18pm On Oct 09, 2013|
Can someone help me with biblical verses where Christians are asked to pray with Rosary
|Re: A Thread For Catholics by SalC: 1:33pm On Oct 09, 2013|
Ubenedictus: Francis Reflects on the Temptation to Flee from God Calls on Faithful to Allow God to Author the Plan of Their Lives By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY, October 07, 2013 ( Zenit.org) - Pope Francis this morning during his daily Mass at Santa Marta reflected on the temptation that everyone, even Christians, can faceIn our daily lives we encounter things that make us flee from God. Sometimes it is our quest for material possessions other times it is the troubles and difficulties we encounter. Sometimes, we seem to doubt the existence of God or why he is yet to come to our aid.
All these contribute to the reason why we sometimes flee from God or at least feel like fleeing from God.
In all let God direct our path in live and give us grace to do his will always.
|Re: A Thread For Catholics by MrAladin: 8:09pm On Oct 09, 2013|
Syncan: My name is Syncan and I'll like to join this community. Glory to Jesus!www.nairaland.com/1285693/martyrs-otranto-entire-vilage-dat#15654706
Remember wetyn u do atheist for did thread abi.??
U confused them bad bad
|Re: A Thread For Catholics by MrAladin: 8:18pm On Oct 09, 2013|
superior1: Can someone help me with biblical verses where Christians are asked to pray with RosaryThe Truth is that if you say your Rosary
daily , and meditate on its mysteries, it
will bring down many graces from
heaven to you. It will strengthen you to
overcome temptation, and to grow
holy. It will lead you straight to heaven,
and away from the devil. Saying the
rosary is pondering the life of Christ
with Mary, as she did in Luke 2:19. Is
15 or 20 minutes a day worth that to
you? How many people do you know
that say the rosary daily are lustful,
angry, slothful, etc.? Habitual sin will no
longer be a part of your life.
How to say the Rosary
FAQ's about the Rosary
Quotes on the Rosary from the Saints
Rosary Promises, Blessings, and
How to Say the Rosary in Latin
The 54 Day Rosary Novena
The Rosary is more than just
repeating the words of Gabriel ("Hail
Full of Grace, the Lord is with Thee"
and Elizabeth ("Blessed art thou
among women, and blessed is the
fruit of thy womb Jesus" from
scripture. It is also about meditating
on the 20 "mysteries". Mysteries? What
are these mysteries? They are broken
down into four sets of mysteries, all
taken from the bible:
1. The Joyful Mysteries
2. The Luminous Mysteries
3. The Sorrowful Mysteries
4. The Glorious Mysteries.
The Joyful Mysteries are as follows:
1. The Annunciation of the Birth of
Jesus to Mary
2. The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth
3. The Birth of Jesus
4. The Presentation of Jesus in the
5. The Finding of Jesus in the Temple
The Luminous Mysteries are as follows:
1. The Baptism of Jesus
2. The Wedding Feast at Cana
3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom
4. The Transfiguration of Jesus
5. The Institution of the Eucharist
The Sorrowful Mysteries are as follows:
1. The Agony of Jesus in the Garden
2. The Scourging of Jesus at the Pillar
3. The Crowning of Thorns
4. The Carrying of the Cross
5. The Crucifixion of Jesus
The Glorious Mysteries are as follows:
1. The Resurrection of Jesus
2. The Ascension of Jesus into Heaven
3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit at
4. The Assumption of Mary
5. The Coronation of Mary
While the first 18 mysteries can be
directly taken from the Bible, the last 2
mysteries, the Assumption of Mary and
the Coronation of Mary, can be deduced
from scripture. Taking a close look at
Revelation Chapter 12, scripture talks
about a woman, not a disembodied
spirit, in heaven with a crown on her
head. Paul says that a crown AWAITS us
all in heaven (2 Timothy 4:, so this
woman already has hers. Since this
woman is the woman who gave birth
to the Savior, the woman has to be
And Psalm 45:6ff clearly talks about the
coronation of the Queen:
Your divine throne endures for ever
and ever. Your royal scepter is a
scepter of equity; you love
righteousness and hate wickedness.
Therefore God, your God, has
anointed you with the oil of gladness
above your fellows; your robes are
all fragrant with myrrh and aloes and
cassia. From ivory palaces stringed
instruments make you glad;
daughters of kings are among your
ladies of honor; at your right hand
stands the queen in gold of Ophir.
Hear, O daughter, consider, and
incline your ear; forget your people
and your father's house; and the
king will desire your beauty. Since he
is your lord, bow to him; the people
of Tyre will sue your favor with gifts,
the richest of the people with all
kinds of wealth. The princess is
decked in her chamber with gold-
woven robes ; in many-colored robes
she is led to the king, with her virgin
companions, her escort, in her train.
With joy and gladness they are led
along as they enter the palace of the
king. Instead of your fathers shall be
your sons; you will make them
princes in all the earth. I will cause
your name to be celebrated in all
generations; therefore the peoples
will praise you for ever and ever.
(**NOTE - This last verse from Psalm
45 is a clear reference to Luke 1:48
concerning the Blessed Virgin Mary:
for he has regarded the low estate
of his handmaiden. For behold,
henceforth all generations will call
The Bible says in James 5:20 that "
whoever brings back a sinner from the
error of his way will save his soul from
death and will cover a multitude of
sins." So by praying the rosary for
sinners, we not only save them, but
ourselves as well.
To multiply the blessings of the rosary,
it is very beneficial to join the Rosary
Confraternity. By joining, you get the
blessings from all of the rosaries said
by all of the members, rather than just
To learn about the history and origins
of the rosary, click here .
How to Say the Rosary
Each meditation on each mystery
consists of saying one Our Father, 10
Hail Mary's (while meditating on the
mystery), the Glory Be to the Father
Prayer, and the Fatima Prayer ("Oh my
Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from
the fires of hell, and lead all souls to
heaven, especially those in most need
of thy mercy). At the end of the rosary,
the Hail Holy Queen prayer is usually
said.The meditation on these events is
the key to the Rosary. Mindlessly
repeating the Hail Mary prayer without
the meditation on these mysteries
would be vain repitition, but when the
vocal prayer (the body of the rosary), is
combined with the mental meditation
of the 20 mysteries (the soul of the
rosary), then it is actually praying the
gospel of Jesus Christ ! The physical
rosary beads are nothing more than
prayer counters to help us remember
when it is time to switch over to the
next mystery. If one is truly meditating,
then trying to remember the number of
Hail Mary's would be tough. By
fingering the beads, it merely assists us
with the count. While it is tough to try
to meditate on the mysteries at the
same time one is saying the Hail Mary,
the key to properly saying the rosary is
to concentrate less on the Hail Mary,
and more on the mysteries. Putting
one's self back in time mentally and
trying to visualize actually being at the
scene of the mystery is a good
technique to use. And be sure to get
your rosary blessed by a priest. The
blessing on the rosary increases the
spirituality of your prayers, forever.
|Re: A Thread For Catholics by MrAladin: 9:39pm On Oct 09, 2013|
Sal C: @check the other thread.
|Re: A Thread For Catholics by SalC: 3:10pm On Oct 10, 2013|
|Re: A Thread For Catholics by MrAladin: 7:04pm On Oct 10, 2013|
CORPUS CHRISTI : CATHOLIC CHURCH MARKS 40TH ANNIVERSARY IN GHANA.
AS PART of the 40 th anniversary
celebration of the Corpus Christi Catholic
Church at New Tafo in Kumasi, a health
screening exercise has been organized for
members of the church. The exercise was
initiated by the executive council of the
church, led by Rev. Fr. Thomas Agyemang
Prempeh, the parish priest, in collaboration
with nurses and doctors from Project
Abroad, a Non Governmental Organization
(NGO) as sponsors.
Over 3,000 members of the church were
screened to enable them know their health
status regarding Hepatitis B, Blood
Pressure, Diabetes, Eye, Ear and Teeth.
Other activities lined up for the celebration
included soccer and indoor games like sack
race, Lidu, Oware, Tug of War, paying cards,
Ampe, Netball and Volley ball among others.
Rev. Fr. Thomas Agyemang Prempeh said it
was part of the church's social
responsibility to make sure that members
of the church remained healthy and had a
In tune with the theme of the celebration,
Rev. Fr. Agyemang Prempeh called on
Christians to be united in the body of Christ
while caring for one another as servants of
He said Christ came because of salvation of
man and that as a body of Christ Christians
should co-exist as one people and be each
He expressed the hope that Ghanaians will
come to know that we are one people with
one destiny to help improve the country
calling for peace as a condition for
|Re: A Thread For Catholics by SalC: 9:13am On Oct 11, 2013|
Good morning brethren. May our day be blessed.
|Re: A Thread For Catholics by italo: 9:41am On Oct 11, 2013|
Morning Sal C and all.
|Re: A Thread For Catholics by MrAladin: 8:09am On Oct 12, 2013|
God has a reason for allowing things to
happen. We may never understand his
reasoning, but we simply have to trust his
Do you trust in God's perfect will?
|Re: A Thread For Catholics by Nobody: 8:46am On Oct 12, 2013|
Can you please shed some light on this "perfect will" of God? What does it mean?
|Re: A Thread For Catholics by Syncan(m): 8:48am On Oct 12, 2013|
aha, that thread...I was laughing all through, I must have been learning too much from Italo.
|Re: A Thread For Catholics by MrAladin: 9:11am On Oct 12, 2013|
striktlymi:God’s will is a topic not only coveted by
people, also little bit confusing as far as
its practical side is concerned. In order to
bring clarity on that topic, let us take the
establishment of Israel monarchy, as a
There are two levels of Gods will.
1) Perfect will
2) Permissive will
God’s ultimate goal was that He himself
should be their king and rule them. But,
He foreknew that Israel people would
demand an human king, seeing gentiles
having monarchy governments. So God
already had commanded the code of
conduct for the king, in case of
monarchy being established, in
When thou art come unto the land which
the Lord thy God giveth thee, and shalt
possess it and shalt dwell therein and
shalt say, I will set a king over me, like as
all the nations that are about me…….”
We read from the prophecies of Jacob in
the book of Genesis that there was a
probability of Monarchy.
Genesis: 17: 6
“……. and kings shall come out of thee”
“The scepture shall not depart from
Judah……” and he shall yield royal
Is Divine King double minded ?
Let us be aware of two themes that run
“It is my will that I should be your king”
said the Lord.
At the same time, He had written that
there was a probability for Monarchy and
Is God double minded? Let us be sure
that there is neither confusion nor
contrariness in the Scriptures. Bible is
It was His ultimate goal and perfect will
that people should accept Him as king
and obey Him.
But, As the image of God is inbuilt in man
and makes him to operate his freewill,
God never compels man for anything.
God never penetrates into man’s free will.
Unless and until he submits his freewill
upon the alter and confesses” Let it be
according to your will Lord, not
according to my will”, he does not
interfere in his life.
Here, you may be confused. This is the
reason for the struggle that we often
have in our lives. God has given us free
will and full freedom. He never interferes
in them. He remains so from then to
Though He foreknew that Israel people
would deviate from His plan, why he
desired to be their king?
WHAT IS PERMISSIVE WILL?
Though we act against God`s will and
God`s plans , He never let us down .
Because He loves us deeply and
abundantly, He makes an alternative
arrangement. That is permissive will.
Though we are pulled by our self- desire
and select a way which is contrary to the
best plan which God has set for us, He
never gives up. God allows His permissive
will to be executed in a nation or in a
Many times, we fulfill His permissive will
only. We may not be prepared to fulfill His
perfect will. Even when we decide to do
what looks good to us, His loves never
lets us down. His love is the only reason
for not being forsaken.
But, only when we fulfill His perfect will,
We can receive His fullness of blessings.
Leaving perfect will and doing
permissive will brings limited blessings
and limited peace along with sufferings
and torments, into our lives.
Lord, It is enough that so far I have
walked in permissive will and received
limited blessings. Hereafter enable me to
fulfill your perfect will and inherit fullness
of blessings. Amen.
We need to learn another lesson. In some
areas of life, it is possible to leave the
permissive will and reach the perfect will,
later on. But, in certain areas, our
decisions are irrevocable.
Establishing Monarchy in Israel was such
In a western country, a sister, known to
me, got married. She is good in spiritual
life and in other areas. On the third day
from their Marriage, the new couple
attended a camp, where I preached.
When they came to me for prayer, they
opened their heart to me. She said, “I am
doubtful if our marriage is in line with
God’s will. It looks wrong that I married
this man. What to do?” Some people may
not think this far, about their marriage.
But, they may find the decision that they
have taken regarding marriage to be
incorrect. This is a difficult area. But, God
strengthened me to counsel them and
encourage them. When I left their
country, they came to the airport and
sent off me gladly.
Some people are confused about the
decision which they have made
regarding marriage. You cannot and
should not change your path, regarding
marriage life. In the same way, Israel
people had established Monarchy. This
was irrevocable and no way for coming
Lord, help me to submit my free will at
your altar before taking any decision.
Some decisions are irrevocable. So,
help me to take pre-cautions. Enable
me to crucify my self-will and to
surrender myself. Though I have failed
in decision making in my past life, help
me to take the way which you have
God loves this kind of commitment.
Perhaps, if you realise today that you
have failed to understand God’s will,
remember His love and grace.
Surrender yourself to them. Do good.
Surely you shall see the Lord who
sustains you and saves you and
|Re: A Thread For Catholics by MrAladin: 9:13am On Oct 12, 2013|
striktlymi:It also Has to do with decision making in our daily lives.
For more knowledge you can read
|Re: A Thread For Catholics by MrAladin: 9:16am On Oct 12, 2013|
Syncan:i Admired how you Responded to their dumb question.
|Re: A Thread For Catholics by Nobody: 9:21am On Oct 12, 2013|
Made sense to me.
|Re: A Thread For Catholics by MrAladin: 9:32am On Oct 12, 2013|
striktlymi:you are Always Welcome
|Re: A Thread For Catholics by Syncan(m): 9:40am On Oct 12, 2013|
@ Mr. Al, would you say that all that happens to us, good or bad is the will of God?
|Re: A Thread For Catholics by MrAladin: 9:53am On Oct 12, 2013|
Syncan: @ Mr. Al, would you say that all that happens to us, good or bad is the will of God?Sir to Begin With The Answer to Your Question,,,,,,, Let's Take A Look @ The Book of..
And wee know that all things worke together for good, to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
|Re: A Thread For Catholics by MrAladin: 10:54am On Oct 12, 2013|
Syncan: @ Mr. Al, would you say that all that happens to us, good or bad is the will of God?Ro 8:28 All things work together for good.
The third ground of encouragement to
saints in suffering is now given. To them,
under God's providence, all things, even
their sorrows, trials and persecutions, work
together for blessing. This precious
assurance is not to all mankind, saint and
sinner, but is limited to a class. To them that
love God. These are those who enjoy the
blessed assurance just given. Notice the
order in the Revised Version, which is the
order of the Greek, "to them that love God all
things work together for good". The love of
God is the very foundation of the Christian
life. See Lu 10:28 and Joh 14:23. The
expression, "them that love God", is
synonymous with "Followers of Christ". See
1Co 2:9 Eph 6:24 2Ti 4:8 Jas 2:5. The two
expressions "them that love God" and "the
called" are are different ways of describing
the same class. To them who are the called.
These have been called by the gospel and
have accepted the call. Many others are
called Jews and Gentiles, but only those who
hear and obey are chosen (Mt 20:16 20:14).
Paul uses the term of the latter class; those
who hear and obey. The evidence that we
are "the called" is that we love God.
According to [his] purpose. This call was
purposed from the time that God promised
a Deliverer of the fallen race (Ge 3:15).
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