Friday, November 21, 2008

Why all the rejection?

Here is a comment that a woman made on a forum. This is just part of a long on going conversation so please understand there is a context to this statement that was made to a Catholic...

"Christ loves you: He loves you when you are your worst: get baptized as a christian: feel God inside"

This is my response!

"Catholics are Christian. To not know that is ignorance of the worst kind. If you would like I will provide to you the creeds that do indeed say that we believe in One God in three persons! We believe in one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We believe in the resurrection of the dead... exc...

Second, as a Protestant I was baptized, after the age of reason. I still did not know what glories God had in store for me! I still do not know what wonders he still has for me. That is for him to know. What I do know is I am able to recive God inside of me every single day of every single week. Not just spiritually, but physically. I have an intimate relationship with God that you can only dream. I am able to embrace him and take him inside of my body. I am able to sit in his physical presents and love and adore him! Your church may have the Holy Spirit, but we have both the Holy Spirit and the Son! We have the angels to carry our prayers and to help us worship the one true living God. Your tabernacle is empty and your alter useless! BTW the only reason ours is not useless is because Jesus Christ himself commanded us to give him the sacrifice of praise in the Eucharist. He gave us the ability to partake of his physical body and blood. He gave us everlasting life as a gift that all we have to do is receive it. However, you reject it. You reject his body, his blood, his Holy Church, his children."

Monday, November 03, 2008

It has been TOO LONG and this is all I have...

The Vase sits alone in the corner of the room. She has been mishandled and abused by previous owners. Now she just sits and waits for someone new.
He first noticed the vase several years ago. He has studied the curves and imperfections. He so desires to pick it up, but is so very fearful of harming the delicate structure.
The vase sits watching people come and go. She wants to make her desires known to all, but she just sits and gathers dust and grime. She is fearful she will be picked by the wrong person.
He decides he cannot take it anymore and it is time for action. He goes over and runs his so soft hands over the vases cool exterior. He carefully avoids the broken parts. He holds the her so very close.
The vase, finally, is touched. It feels wonderful. He is so very gentle with her. She knows he will never hurt her; she is afraid he will get too close and cut himself on her sharp edges.
He sees the mess he is in now. The built-up dirt and grime is now on him. He wants to keep the vase, but has no place for her in his bachelors pad. He feels dirty and wrong as he puts her back.
The vase is now more noticeable, but who really wants or has space for a cracked vase? She sits and waits. Longing for his touch, not sure what he she wants to hold and protect her from the world.

Monday, August 25, 2008

How does one get to heaven?

I am sure this is not how....

OK, Seth was right, I should have just gone to bed… now I am all sorts of upset!

I want all of you to read this and PLEASE reply. I really want help with interpretations here!
John wrote a forum post (here if you want to read all that was stated on the forum)…

Someone posted things that made it seem like she did not bother to read John’s post. She chose to pick out words that she wanted to see and then write trash about it. So I tried to kindly reply to her about what John was really saying and this is what I wrote to her…

“Wow RoS you have a real problem! No I am serious. How can you claim to love God and so HATE the Catholic Church? The body of worshipers who kept the Bible safe from people who wished to destroy it, the people who gave everything to ensure that God is glorified, people who devote everyday in prayer for those less fortunate than themselves. It really troubles me. I pray you allow God’s grace and love to work in your life. You do not have to agree with what the Pope says; I do not have to agree with what your preacher says. However, to say that members of the “American Protestant Church” have no business leading our country would be silly. I would much rather a good solid Christian be leading the country than any other religion. Please do not think this an attack. It is simply an observation on what you have freely posted.I am new to the Catholic Church. I converted because I simply could not agree that it is possible for one person to fully know the will of God simply by reading the Bible and trusting that they understand what the Holy Spirit is telling them. For it seems that we humans are not capable of fully understanding God. If we were then everyone who truly loves God and seeks Him would all have the same ideas on how to get to heaven… exc. So as a Roman Catholic I have the resources of the Church, the Pope who is our leader, and a great support group. Please try not to be so condescending about a faith that I think you may not fully understand.”

I also sent her a personal message indicating about how you get into heaven (only though God’s Grace, we obtain this grace though his Son Jesus Christ and the only way to obtain favor with Christ is to believe and follow him. I noted that this is not a onetime decision, which we have to choose each and every single moment to follow him.) She seems to think that all you have to do is accept that Christ is Christ one time at one point and all else is fine. However, as we all know God will weed out the bad from the good and He states that we can tell His people by their works. It is not that works save us; however, if we are really “saved” we will have works. If you are alive you will breath. If you do not breathe you are not alive. If you are alive in Christ you will have works. If you do not have works than you are not alive! OK, that may be a bit off for some of you, but please let me know!

Well this is what she posted in response to my comment.

“You are in league with the Anti-christ papacy,female goddess worship, witchcraft and paganism (i.e., earth-worship) on purpose.

See: (Omitted links: let me know in your comments if you want them)

name a few. But I have little hope for anyone who would supplant the finished sacrifice of Jesus Christ with idolatry on the level of Roman Catholicism knowingly. There are so many nominal Catholics who have yet to even hear the Good News! How dare you reject so free a Salvation as faith in God's Son, Jesus Christ to be saved, unless you prefer to depend on yourself? Jesus had harsh words for the Pharicees and Saducees who imagined their own "goodness" could win them a place in heaven: He called them "white-washed tombs," "dead men's graves," and even a "brood of vipers."You choose these titles when you choose to gain heaven on your own. Grace OR works? Salvation cannot be of both. (I am not here to debate you on this; I wasted three years "debating" with people of your ilk, whose commitment to a female goddess (and countless other demon-saints) proved superior to their interest in Jesus Christ. So, don't bother writing again.)Sincerely,RoS

Seriously I was hoping to NEVER encounter this kind of crap for the rest of my life. However, here it is. Please don’t be shy let me know your thoughts. I am not just looking for people to agree with me. I want you to speak-up especially if you DISAGREE with me! I want to know why you do. I also do not want anyone to “bash” this poor woman. She has obviously been under some extreme situations in order to have such hate and ignorance of the true Catholic Church. (here is where I am going to lose my protestant readers). By rejecting the Catholic Church (not just the Roman Catholic but all in union with Rome as well) you are rejecting Christ. He instituted the Catholic Church. It was HIS followers that spread the word, gospel, as well as the foundation for what we now call the Catholic Church! Here she is coming from a group of people who have not even been around as long as America! In fact I am sure that they could not even date themselves back to the American Revolution! What a bunch of crap. Anyway, I will be done with that rant. She told me never to write again. So as obedient as I am I sent her a message indicating it would be my last comment to her, but I was not going to argue with her. I am sorry for her. I will see her in heaven for I am certain I will be there and I guess she feels she will be as well. I also thanked her for not reading my messages to her for if she had read them than she would know my thoughts on how do humans get to heaven! Well I am done with this for now!

Friday, August 22, 2008

What a Day

Ok, I am posting it here for all to see what kind of day I consider to be a bit too much action! Due to my CUF (Catholics United for the Faith) meeting being moved from next Thursday to this Thursday I had to go into work an hour early so I could step off line for an hour to attend the meeting. So instead of 3 I was to enter work at 2. Not a big deal. However, I had forgotten my book and some materials at work. So I went in an hour earlier than that just so I could get some work done that cannot be done at home. I managed to get my goals for next month written, a binder of information read. Now with the notes I have to write a one page paper summarizing it. However, I think it will have to be over that just because that is a REALLY big binder with LOTS of information. I also did 2 interviews and some other stuff. Once I was online I realized the mid-shift manager did not have ANYTHING set-up for my dinner shift. So there I am scurrying around trying to get sauce and cheese done and stock under the tables for the dinner rush. Then because I was not online we were unable to cut people to save hours.

Well the night went OK except for my two night drivers are about the slowest we have in the store, pizzas got out late; however, no one called and asked for a credit! Then business dropped way off. That is good and bad. Good that we were able to get a jump on close, bad because we did not make projection for the day. Sad thing is we missed it by only like $50! This would not have been a problem if we had not added 2 hours to the schedule. I also took it upon myself to try and get the kitchen floor looking good so I simply had the inside closer soak the floor and I spent over an hour mopping up the soap water and then mopping the floor with nice clean water (not so clean after the rinse job). I hope it looks better. Well I did not get home till like 3 AM! Yes that was one hell of a long day at work.

Here is where the day gets REALLY sad. As I was getting out of the car I drop my keys and they get locked inside. I spent about 20 minutes trying to hit the roommate's window with a rock and calling to see if they would wake up enough to look out the window or answer the phone. Well that did not get me inside. After a bit I called my dad to see if he had time to liberate my keys from my car sometime after the sun came up. He found out I was locked out of the house and came over to pick me up. Instead he is able to liberate my keys from the car! (So very exciting!!!) We get inside and Katie had woken up and was "sleeping" on the couch. So I guess the rock/phone worked, except she did not know what woke her up and therefore did not see me struggling outside to get inside… sigh!!!

My dad was listening to a radio show about the space program and all kinds of conspiracies about it. He decided he wanted to read this 3 part paper from one of the guys on the show. We then spent almost an hour trying to find this paper and get it printed or saved. Normally there is a nice link to a PDF that makes life so wonderfully beautiful! However, this guy decided not to make it so easy. Finally after failed attempt after another I realized I could just copy and paste the information into word! I did so and none of the words showed up, only the links and the pictures. One who was not as sleep deprived or had more intelligence would have realized that since the website was black, the words were white. The words were there, but I just needed to change the color. This took me WAY too much time to figure out. Now instead of going straight way to bed I decided to spend another ½ composing and posting this story.

So for all of you I contacted about being stuck outside, I hope you did not worry too much! I am fine, pups are fine, and everyone is fine. Well except for Katie who had her sleep interrupted by a careless roommate. Oh, and my dad who did not get to sleep due to my error.

OK, now time to post and send an email informing everyone that I have posted one hell of a story.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Catholic Voting

Though it is true, as a Catholic you CAN vote for a pro-death… I mean a pro-choice candidate; however, why would you want to do so. I know sometimes the choices between the candidates are very hard. On one hand you could pick one person who is bent on stopping the "war" going on when the other wants to try and limit the deaths of millions of unborn children. Obama wants everyone to "think for themselves" to make the "right" choice. However, I do not think he would be so quick to agree if my choice was to kill him to make my life better I had that choice. Nor should I have! People talk about the right for a woman to choose what she does with her body is a personal decision that only she should make. They continue to say no one should limit her in the choice. However, this same person (here is not the point of the cases of rape exc) has already made a decent amount of decisions that got her into the situation. Next the child is not HER. The child is a distinct different person with his/her own DNA make-up. The baby is not a clone of the mother. Though the child resides inside the mother for a short period the baby is not her body.

Next his idea is to promote contraceptives as well as abstinence to help eliminate the need for abortions. The abstinence will help; however, the contraceptives are not really that much of a help. They are quite known to failure; in fact I believe a large number of abortions ARE due to failed contraceptives. They also harm the woman's body by messing with her hormones. Since contraceptives more pressure has been placed on the woman to ensure the non-creation of a new person. We all need to follow God's plan for sex and just wait till we want offspring before we have sex. That is the fundamental reason for it! Many forget that we were created to continue on the species.

Anyway, I will stop my rant and give some links to both candidate's information so you can read what they have posted to "attract" voters. I will also give a few excerpts.


Human Dignity and the Sanctity of Life

Overturning Roe v. Wade

John McCain believes Roe v. Wade is a flawed decision that must be overturned, and as president he will nominate judges who understand that courts should not be in the business of legislating from the bench.

Constitutional balance would be restored by the reversal of Roe v. Wade, returning the abortion question to the individual states. The difficult issue of abortion should not be decided by judicial fiat.

However, the reversal of Roe v. Wade represents only one step in the long path toward ending abortion. Once the question is returned to the states, the fight for life will be one of courage and compassion - the courage of a pregnant mother to bring her child into the world and the compassion of civil society to meet her needs and those of her newborn baby. The pro-life movement has done tremendous work in building and reinforcing the infrastructure of civil society by strengthening faith-based, community, and neighborhood organizations that provide critical services to pregnant mothers in need. This work must continue and government must find new ways to empower and strengthen these armies of compassion.


Expand access to contraception; reduce unintended pregnancy


  • Reproductive Choice: Obama has been a consistent champion of reproductive choice and will make preserving a women's right to choose under Roe v. Wade a priority as president. Obama also supports expanded access to contraception, health information and preventive services to reduce unintended pregnancies.


  • Protecting a Women's Right to Choose: Obama will make safeguarding women's rights under Roe v. Wade a priority. He opposes any constitutional amendment to overturn that decision.
  • Reducing Unintended Pregnancy: Obama will work to reduce unintended pregnancy by guaranteeing equity in contraceptive coverage, providing sex education, and offering rape victims accurate information about emergency contraception.


  • Throughout his career, in both the Illinois Senate & the US Senate, Obama has stood up for a women's right to choose, consistently earning 100% ratings from pro-choice groups.

Voted against banning partial birth abortion

Obama's record in Illinois represents that of a pragmatic progressive, who pushed for moderate reforms and opposed right-wing legislation. In the IL legislature, voting "present" is the equivalent of voting "no" because a majority of "yes" votes are required for passage. Many IL legislators use the "present" vote as an evasion on an unpopular choice, so that they can avoid being targeted for voting "no." During the 2004 Democratic primary, an opponent mocked Obama's "present" vote on abortion bills with flyers portraying a rubber duck and the words, "He ducked!".

In 1997, Obama voted against SB 230, which would have turned doctors into felons by banning so-called partial-birth abortion, & against a 2000 bill banning state funding. Although these bills included an exception to save the life of the mother, they didn't include anything about abortions necessary to protect the health of the mother. The legislation defined a fetus as a person, & could have criminalized virtually all abortion.

Source: The Improbable Quest, by John K. Wilson, p.147-148 Oct 30, 2007

Trust women to make own decisions on partial-birth abortion

Q: What us your view on the decision on partial-birth abortion and your reaction to most of the public agreeing with the court's holding?

A: I think that most Americans recognize that this is a profoundly difficult issue for the women and families who make these decisions. They don't make them casually. And I trust women to make these decisions in conjunction with their doctors and their families and their clergy. And I think that's where most Americans are. Now, when you describe a specific procedure that accounts for less than 1% of the abortions that take place, then naturally, people get concerned, and I think legitimately so. But the broader issue here is: Do women have the right to make these profoundly difficult decisions? And I trust them to do it. There is a broader issue: Can we move past some of the debates around which we disagree and can we start talking about the things we do agree on? Reducing teen pregnancy; making it less likely for women to find themselves in these circumstances.

Source: 2007 South Carolina Democratic primary debate, on MSNBC Apr 26, 2007

When it is all said and done, you will be accountable in heaven on how you help those who are defenseless!