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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?