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Dear Mary Lane,
Need writers for ground floor start up projects relating to my – Kevin R. Landry’s – Formatrix Curricullum Publications Inc. endeavors, such as Catholic Cultural Catalysts Initiative (Please see my one page start up blog, http://CatholicCulturalCatalysts.blogspot.com ) and my evangelartistry endeavors whereby I employ The Christian Scripture Criterion (The Criterion) (a very unique and new Scripture introduction/creation-resource stewardship course in my various culture-slanted/inculturation books, which include “The Book on Inculturation: Evangelization through Cultural Implementation” (CreateSpace 2010); http://www.ieAD.us Please scroll all the way down then read each entry upward. This “id est” site needs complete overhauling and will be turned into an online mag for Catholic writers to make paid contributions.
(I don’t expect this “comment” to be posted online with your site, of course, but this is to yourself. If it proves to bear fruit I will make a donation to Linked in that led me to you. May God bless you and continue to inspire you. Please inform me of your graduation date if you don’t mind and what all else you are studying. Thank you.
Please respond to Kevin R. Landry @ email@example.com
P.S. “id est” is short for “i.e.A.D. Digest”, the online periodical or blog I anticipate providing, mentioned in the preceding comment, which I did not realize was going to be a “comment” but was meant to be a personal note and invitation to Mary Lane, in hopes she would wish to become a writer, etc. for my evangelization enterprises. Please respond to my email address Mary, when convenient, thanks! Others who wish to respond with qualifications, etc. may do so as well!
No response Mary? No takers otherwise?
“No sadder words were put to pen… than the words, ‘What might have been?'”. – 30 -
THE BIBLE IS CLEAR.. “MEN SHALL NOT LAY DOWN WITH MEN.”
REPEATEDLY STATED… IT IS WHAT IT IS…
But what are you replying to Carol? Your comment comes soon after my own and is totally irrelevant thereto. Thanks if you provide a reply.
The bible says “Men laying with men is an abomination”. So it is the specific ACTION that is the sin, as well as lusting after a man for his body (but thats true for women as well). Being gay is not a sin, in fact, the Catholic Church recognises that some people are born that way. Attraction to same-sex is not a sin, if you can’t control it. But, obviously, when it gets to the point of lust then it is a sin, but again, we ALL have to worry about that xD.
Hope that helped!
The Angel of the Lord Declared unto Mary…
God bless you. I have only read two of your blogs and I am already hooked.
Love your blog, Mary. It is so good to see other young Catholic women sharing their faith. I am trying too! I’ll pray for you…please pray for me!
Hi Mary, can you come on Catholic Radio of San Diego this Wed 12/14 6pm pacific time for an interview? Appreciate your consideration. We love your work. Your message is a powerful one.
Blessings in Christ, mary Moran
I am a Catholic dating, more like a “courting”, a non-Catholic. As a Catholic, I know that it is my duty to raise all of my children in the Catholic Church, so me and my boyfriend have had several discussions on this.
In his church, they are first baptised when they accept Jesus Christ as their Savior and he argues that that is how it was meant to be because that is as the Bible tells it. However, I believe in infant baptism as the Church does. So when we have this discussion, he says that the only reason the Church does it is so the baby’s orginal sin will be removed and they won’t go to Hell.
I don’t necessarily beleive that an unbaptised baby will go to Hell, but I do believe that they should be baptised to remove original sin, so they can grow in the light of Christ.
How can I explain to him in a clear and concise argument the beauty and better reasons to infant baptism?
I have heard many times from other Christians, non-Catholic, that God forgives and forgets your sins as if they have never happened. While I don’t think this to be fully true because it’s just not logical, Hebrews 8:12 states that “For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.”
How would you interpret this Bible verse? And if you believe this to be true also, what happens when come judgement day?
Think about it like this. If you had a relationship with someone and they did something bad early on but took the necessary steps to remedy it, wouldn’t you forget or disregard that something as if it never happened?
God “forgets” our sins, not because we SAY we’re sorry, but because he knows that we ARE sorry. God is an all-forgiving God. God knows every sin we commit and he isn’t mad at us, his heart is breaking. Us acknowledging those sins and mending them in our hearts also mends His heart. When He takes away our sin it takes away that blockage, and allows us to get closer to Him.
And of course He isn’t logical! If He was logical, and we could understand everything He does, then He wouldn’t be God!
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Hi, I just had to say that Ilove your website and i think its amazing that there are young catholics out there willing to do something to bring God to others. I found a website that i thought i should share with you and if you liked you could post about it on your website.. here it is (:
Thanks and God Bless(: <3
Mary I really appreciate your blog you are a gifted writer. Please keep me in your Prayers!!!
I tried to make a donation but i couldnt put in my billing adress cuz i live in Canada. i couldnt put down my province or postal code (zip code). fyi
I really respect what you do standing up for the faith. It is not easy with all the leftist criticism, and you have no idea how much I respect what you do. God bless you! Keep it up!
Mary, I so much admire you for being the young Catholic woman that you are. I totally agree with you about not posting those bikini shots and whatever other comprimising photos as well, and for the young men, don’t post comprimising photos either. it’s just not a smart thing to do.
ladies, if you really want to attract that special guy, the one that wants to treat you as a queen, then treat yourself that way first and you will see who you attract.
Great work! May God bless you and your fiance! My wife and I were engaged for exactly a year and got married Jan 1, 2011. Although it is a long engagement, once December gets here it’ll seem like nothing! Besides, Joseph and Mary had 1 year engagement (betrothal) as well. Many prayers heading your way! Keep up the good work good and faithful servant.
Your blog was recommended to me by a friend a few months ago and I am greatly enjoying it. I’m in my early 30s and even though I’m probably about 10 years older than you, I’ve learned a ton by reading your blog. You are a true witness to the Faith. Please keep up the amazing work!
Young and Catholic in Memphis
I am seeking to serve God by answering His call to be a Dominican. I’m trying to have my blog seen by youth people to both inspire them on their journey and assit me along my path.
Are you the only writer for this blog or is it possible for other writers to apply for this blog. I have a small blog but I would like to know if I can guest blog.
I am always open to guest posts. I’d ask that you email me with what you’d like to write (either the full post or an idea of it). As long as it fits the tone and style of the site, I have no problem sharing other people’s contributions (I just need to review it first). Feel free to email guest post submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Re-posts from your own blog are fine, too.
So you’re a homophobic? Waste of oxygen, seriously, what the hell is wrong with you
Don’t know where you’re getting that from. This is what my faith teaches me about people with homosexual tendencies:
2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God’s will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord’s Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.
respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Nothing about homophobia anywhere here. Thanks for the comment. Hope I helped clear up some misconceptions.
Theres a really good blog post on this website about homosexuality. I forget what its called, but I remember that it was really good
What makes you think that you can dispense gospel wisdom and advice in the face of Scriptural prohibition?:
“Let your women keep silence
in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded
to be under obedience, as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing,
let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in
the church.” (I
“Let the women learn in
silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp
authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then
Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.” (I
Paul’s letters make this clear. Do you think yourself above the teachings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ?
Actually in 1 Corinthians 11:5, Paul speaks about women prophesying in church…which clearly involves speaking, and he has no problem with it. In Titus 2:3-5, women are encouraged to teach.
In the passages you quoted, Paul is speaking to the fact that women should not teach in the capacity of an ordained clergyman (i.e., women—or any non-ordained person—are prohibited from given the homily at mass).
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free person, there is not male and female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
-Saint Paul (Gal 3:28)
Christ’s Peace to you. Glad you acknowledge Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Praise God
How do you reconcile Paul’s conflicting advice? What difference does it make if the woman be ordained or not, if she does as you do, and deign herself important enough and wise enough in the man’s realm (scripture) to dispense her interpretations of Bible fact? Your quote from Saint Paul in the Letter to the Galations is taken out of context: being one with Christ Jesus is much different then determining that you are worthy to interpret scripture above all others.
Also. Sexism is un-christian. Love, dude. Just love!
Sexism is ingrained as Biblical fact. It is due to women that mankind was cast from Eden: Unto the woman he said,
I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt
bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule
over thee.” (Genesis
The first verse you refer to is a subject also referenced in
Chapter 11 of the same book. Paul explicitly gives the congregation (The Church
as a whole) to judge the standard of dress in 1 Cor 11:13a. In 1 Tim 2:12 Paul
says “I do not permit a woman to have authority over a man” this doesn’t mean
in the secular world. Paul is speaking of the hierarchy that is later to be
developed in The Church. Men, only, are ordained as priests. This bible verse
is part of the reason why. 1 Cor 11:12 says that “for just as woman came from
Man, man is born of woman”. The ability to reproduce is a gift of God, and
women deserve glory for this. 11:7 states that “…woman is the glory of man” so
even though woman ‘belongs’ to man, she is still a glory.
You also have to understand the context of the times. You of
al people should know this, reverend. It is basic theology: The Bible is NOT a
textbook. The Bible is meant for interpretation. The supreme authority over the
context of these words is the Catholic Church, through the Holy Spirit.
However, I could read a passage one day and then months later read the same
thing and it would be completely different. That’s the beauty of God’s word.
Paul was from a time and a religion where women were lesser
than men. Despite the Holy Sprit’s influence on his writings, Paul was limited,
as well, to the ideals and social standards of his time. However, in 1 Tim
3:10-11 women are held to the same standard as a deacon (deacons are only male)
in the church. To serve the higher authority. This proves that the higher
authority may always be male, but the servants are both male and female. Women
and men were both servants in the early church. Early masses were held in
homes, while the master of the house led the mass, who do you think ran it?
Women. Women worked to prepare bread, house traveling Christians, and serve.
Just serve. This is woman’s role in the Church. To Serve. And that’s not a bad
thing! Men are called to this too!
Women aren’t allowed to say the gospel in mass, this
is because only a priest or deacon can do this during the mass. This doesn’t
mean they can’t proclaim their faith! I very much respect what Miss (Mrs? When is
the wedding again?) Lane is doing here. Not only is she bringing people to
Christ through His Bride, The Church, but also she is enriching young Catholics’
lives. There is nothing wrong with that in God’s eyes. Jesus speaks to all of
us in Matthew 10:27 when he says “What I say to you in the darkness, speak in
the light; what you hear whispered, proclaim from the rooftops”. Jesus speaks
to every one of us, not just men. God loves all things equally, even two things
as different as man and woman.
Hi Mary! I have loved your blog for quite some time now. I really look forward to it every week as I am no longer in college, but still need some “collegey” Catholic vibes! I just got this video from my sister- not sure if you have seen it, but if you haven’t, I am sure you will enjoy it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jhxYO7wr4A
Hello Mary Lane,
I write to you to share with you a video which is becoming a great buzz in France, a parody of the Gangnam Style –> Catho Style! If it’s not original to make a parody of this video, the fact is that all the young french catholic and from other country are proud to see that they can also have a voice in the jungle of all what the world is proposing. And it’s such surprising for the media that we dare to make a parody and that we are proud of our faith that they start to ask about. It’s an unexpected way for us to give a testimony of the love and joy that come from God and to be efficient, the more the video has been seen and shared, the more our point of view is considered. Is it possible for you to share this in the way you thing it’s better of course ? With great thanks. God Bless you!
I just came across your fine blog and thought your readers might appreciate “COME TO MASS WITH ME!”; a simple, biblical call not merely to Christianity but to Catholicism. Even timid Catholics can bookmark it or download the 1-minute MP3 free into their smartphones, etc., at http://7step.catholic.org and share it on the Internet:
COME TO MASS WITH ME!
STEVE: Hi, Jerry. Have you decided to come to church
with me? JERRY: Thanks for the invite, Steve, but the Bible calls everyone to be Catholic. STEVE: You can’t be serious. JERRY: Well, in Matthew’s Gospel, who did the risen Jesus commission to make disciples of all
nations? (Mt 28:16). STEVE: He commissioned the eleven apostles. JERRY: And didn’t Jesus say, ONLY TO THOSE APOSTLES, that he would be with them ALWAYS . . .? (Mt 28:20). STEVE: That’s true, he did. JERRY: To replace Judas, they chose Matthias, the first of the apostolic successors that today include our Pope and Catholic bishops. (Acts 1:26). Does the Bible say that – because of future Judases or other reasons – Jesus would break his promise to be with his one apostolic Church ALWAYS? STEVE: No, it doesn’t. JERRY: The Bible calls everyone to be Catholic, Steve. Check it out at 7Step.Catholic.org – and then come to Mass with me!
This MP3 is intended for non-Catholic Christians. For atheists and other non-Christians, download “WHY BE CATHOLIC, DAD?”, also free.
I was wondering if you had any book recommendations for me. I was hoping to get a new book or two to read over Lent this year. I’ve read some Matthew Kelly and Jason Everett books in the past. Could you recommend anything similar to that? Or anything that a Catholic college freshman girl could get something out of? A nice long list is welcome!
Thanks so much!
Hey, I am a student doing a research piece on NFP. do you or anyone you know use it and would you be intereste in doing a questionnaire? I am based in London, England, but I have had some research from Catholic women in the US. It is great to hear from you all!
Great blog! I just discovered blogging and love finding new blogs to follow. I will be following yours. Please check mine out…i’m a newbie…nothing fancy yet. I’m just simple and straight forward. Thanks so much. Annie
As the first one to be in early college (in college at all) my parent’s expect me to be perfect and give my younger brother an example. The problem is I hate it. I hate the school I go to because of the pressure and nigh-less sleep it gives me. I don’t think i’m ready for early college and I want to transfer back to normal high school. But my mother saids that “as a Latina we have to be different and not go on the easy road, that we have to make sacrifices and work our behinds off if we want a future”. She also remind me that I should keep giving my brother a good example. I don’t know what to do. I pray every time I go to mass that God would give the want to stay in early college but nothing has happened and now i’m a sophomore. I don’t like it there and I’m miserable but my mother wont see any other way. I’m so stress and pressured to do the right thing and make my parents proud that i’m falling behind in every class. My mom is out of work now due to our economy and I can’t put more pressure on her by telling her I want to quit at something she dreamed her whole life, which was for me to get the education she never had…
Can you help me, Mary?
After coming upon your blog on a late-night, should be sleeping, I have to wake up for church in six hours sort of craze, I couldn’t help but see how justly you have lived your life. My question, however, is about confessing.
You have written a few blog posts now about confessing sins and what not but my question is, what are the right words to confessing something one has done? I want to go to confession, but I do know the words in which to confession the sins I have committed. Any help?
Thank you for your many words of wisdom and I hope you continue to write so that other young women like myself can read and be more empowered to seek God’s love and mercy.
Do you believe that a person can call themselves “Catholic” if they do not agree with everything the Church teaches?
I am Joseph Atkins, webmaster and editor of the Catholic Dating Blog. Our blog focuses on providing dating tips and advice to Catholic singles who are seeking faith-centered relationships. Recently, we compiled a list of our favorite 100 Christian marriage and relationship blogs. I thought you and your site’s audience might be interested in checking it out: http://www.catholicdatingsites.net/top-100-christian-marriage-and-relationships-blogs/.
If you do find this list to be a good resource, might you be able to link to it from your blog? Let me know if you have any questions or comments.
First of all, congratulations on making the final preparations for baby to arrive! Don’t forget to offer up the joys too, rather than just discomforts. I feel we, as Catholics, always offer up the trials, but I have read that offering up the joys are also wonderful! Secondly, I am a young Catholic woman, just turned 40, have 2 kids, and have written a book about the life of young Jesus from birth until His baptism. It is written for young adult readers. Do you review books? The title is: He Shall Be Peace: The Prophecy of the Child Jesus. I can send you a copy if you have time.
I’m new to your blog and think it’s fabulous!
Take care and get some rest!
I love the picture of the woman at Jesus feet in your post. Is there any way I can purchase a copy of it?
I am so glad that I found your blog. It is really inspirational!
Hi Mary —
Wondered if you could take a look at our film project? We are a CATHOLIC organization propelled by the deep desire to EVANGELIZE by producing extraordinary films that will impact the human soul.
Great point of view on Kissing. You forgot to mention Gregory the Great(pope) teaching sex in marriage is a necessary evil tainted with sin,slavery as morally licit(Pius IX),democracy condemned(pius IX).charging of interest on a loan heresy(Pope Clement) etc. The Catholic church doesn’t teach this garbage anymore,just like what alexander taught.One reason is when the people reject nonsense from church authorities,they are forced to abandon or change.Conscience holds supreme amen
Dear Marry, Recently we do a campaign on Indiegogo, we are a young couple that believe in chastity, and thanks God and Virgin May we found each other in our lives!… so, we are doing a fundraising for a travel to Italy Rome, because we want to be a Holly Mass. Maybe you can help us or give us a tip of how develop our campaign…. here is URL: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/blessing-of-our-wedding-from-guatemala-to-rome-in-italy
Thanks so much,
Heidy / Guatemala City
Hi, for Lent I am recording one Liturgical piece of music per day. I understand blog owners will sometimes provide free things to their subscribers, and I wanted to offer you my music to give away. There’s absolutely no selling happening – I’m just recording and publishing these pieces daily, and realize that I can touch more people’s lives if I reach out through someone like you.
Here’s a link to one of the days: http://www.mindbodyseries.com/pianist-gregory-palumbo/servant-song-variation-1/
Thank you … please let me know if you have any questions.
I pray you are doing well. My name is Corey Louis and I am sending you a message on behalf of ‘Fire of the Spirit’ Catholic teen group. Very briefly, ‘Fire of the Spirit’ is a Catholic teen group devoted to the evangelization and awakening of Catholic teenagers everywhere to the reality of their faith, and the world we live in. Currently, our mission encompasses a bi-monthly e-magazine, and a group Catholic teen blog; all of which is produced’ for teens by teens’. You may find more information about us on our website: http://www.fireofthespirit.com. At this time we are looking to expand our readership basis, I was wondering if you would be interested in a promotional swap? I am simply looking to swap advertisements for ‘Fire of the Spirit’ with yours. Essentially you would advertise for us and we would advertise for you. This can be in any form that is convenient for you, although blog posts may be the simplest way to go about this. Feel free to email me at: email@example.com. Thank you so much for your time, I really appreciate it. May God bless you, your mission, and your family.
In Christ through Mary-
Dear Fellow Catholics:
I hope this short note finds you and your Christian community of faith doing well. The reason I’m writing is to introduce a book that I’ve recently written. I’m now in the process of letting family, friends, religious communities, seminaries and universities around the world know it’s published to try and get it off the ground. (Flying analogy intended)
The title of this non-fiction work is: The Light Against the Darkness:
The Ancient Battle Between Good and Evil in our Modern World
The links below will take you to a couple of the book’s web sites:
If web links embedded in emails make you nervous, you can also find the book at smashwords.com Barnes & Noble, Apple iBook, Kobo eBooks, Overdrive and many other e-book retail web sites. If you decide to take a look at the text and you find it useful, please feel free to share this email with those you love: family, friends and co-workers.
The manuscript is about spiritual warfare from a Catholic perspective, however, the audience is really anyone, of any faith, anywhere in the world who has had the experience of good and evil in their lives. If you like, you can give it a test drive by reading a 20% sample of the text. I hope you can take a look at it. My prayer is that it will aid in the salvation of souls.
Thank you for your time and consideration on this.
Peace of Christ,
Hi! My name is Larabeth Vanek. I just recently discovered your blog. I was going to start one of my own but I wasnt sure if that was such a good idea. Who would want to read what I have to say? I just feel that I need a change in my life and I thought a blog would be a good place to keep all my thoughts in place.
I am 20 years old. I feel like I am on the brink of major things in my life. I have many things that I really want in my life. I am Catholic and going to college but its very hard to reflect what matters most to me. At times I feel very excluded from God. I want to be able to keep what matters most to me in my life and I want my fatih to define everything about me.
I just wanted to ask if you would pray for me. I was happy to see that you are young and Catholic. The things you had to say inspired me. Thank you. Would you please pray that I find the path that God wants me to take and that I may always seek him?
I’d encourage people to learn more about our Religious Life on the Blog: Our Franciscan Fiat: https://ourfranciscanfiat.wordpress.com !
Dear Mary Lane
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Thank you for considering us.
Best Personal Regards,
In case you’re interested, I’d invite you to visit our blog about religious life and how it is lived on a daily basis in our community; it is “Our Franciscan Fiat”: https://ourfranciscanfiat.wordpress.com. Most recently I’ve posted a reflection on working the night shift at St. Anne’s Guest Home.
Prayer to Our Lady for an end to abortion
Our Lady of Guadalupe with Your unborn Child; Jesus…
You appeared to Juan Diego and said:
“Here I shall listen to their weeping and their sorrows.”
“I shall take them all to my heart, and I shall cure their many sufferings, afflictions, and sor-rows.”
We consecrate all abortion mills, pharmaceutical companies, elected and appointed officials in the Americas and around the world, and the United Nations to You…Take them all to Your Heart….
Our Lady of Guadalupe touch the hearts of all women contemplating an abortion who feel alone, con-fused and don’t know where to turn…take them to Your Heart.
For all unborn children…take them to Your Heart.
For those pressured by others…take them to Your Heart.
For those who believe they do not have a choice…take them to Your Heart.
For those who have had an abortion and looking for peace…take them to Your Heart.
For the fathers of the person in the womb…take them to Your Heart.
For those who perform abortions…take them to Your Heart.
For those who work in abortion mills…take them to Your Heart.
For pharmaceutical companies that produce contraceptives and pills that induce abortions…take them to Your Heart.
For all elected and appointed officials…take them to Your Heart.
For all United Nations officials…take them to Your Heart.
For countries forced to abort unborn babies in the name of reproductive health care…take them to Your Heart.
Our Lady of Guadalupe please hear us as we weep for those sufferings, afflictions and sorrows from abortion…take them all to Your Heart.
8 Time Grammy® Eligible Catholic Pro-Life Singer/Songwriter JORDAN SAX National Radio Interview http://www.archangelradio.com/full-interview-with-jordan-sax/
Wow Mary , I’m watch you on life on the rock and I everything that you have done in regards to the your site . I’m am now being led to do so by the grace of the Holy Spirit. Before watching this episode of life on the rock , the Holy Spirit has been encouraging me to do the same things as you its an affirmation for me that what I am experiencing is very real and not random at all. Its mind blowing that 5 years ago I began to date a man and in my heart I wanted to do things differently with him . And about 4 months of dating I said to him I think we should just end this now ,because you don’t want the same things in life as I do the biggest thing being children.I said to him ; the whole point in dating is to find that person you desire to spend the rest of your life with and you don’t want the same as I . We went about things very backwards when it comes to my faith and beliefs and God’s laws . We are not legally married .we now have 3 small children 4,3,1 years old I’m a stay at home mother and he works . I am a practicing catholic ,he is not catholic but he allows me to take our babies to church and I see God doing his work to bring my husband to The True Church. Thank you for your site . Would you please pray for my husband Derik that he becomes Catholic and that Jesus makes a way for us to be married and to be married in the Catholic Church. Thank you ,Mary.
I just wanted to thank you for creating this blog. As a recent convert (one week in, yay!) it is exciting and refreshing to see a vibrant yet prudent and humble approach to the gospel from someone my age. God bless you!
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I own a Catholic store and would like to purchase some copies of your book “Letter From a Young Catholic”. Thanks so much and God bless!