Post by Marya Dabrowski on Mar 4, 2019 7:39:21 GMT -5
two things we did in the past is one, have a jar for the alms you collect. Each day of Lent count a certain thing that you have, maybe doors, windows, chairs, cups, or hair barrettes, and then put that many pennies, nickels or quarters, or even dollars if you feel you can. Then at the Easter you give your collected alms to either the church or the sisters or a group you want to donate to. So the kids go around and count all the pillows in the house and then put that many quarters in the jar. One item is counted each day. Makes you realize how much you have.
Another thing is to make a Lenten calendar and each day pray for a certain person or intention or give up a certain thing. THe first few years I picked something for each day but it's easier if you just do something for all Mondays, Tuesdays, etc. So for example, Monday we may say a decade for the Unborn, Tuesday we may drink only water, etc.
My saying for Lent for the kids this year is, "Jesus did something very hard for us and we can do something hard for Him." We are having no sweets/desserts, no hot drinks from the gas station (that's me, I'm doing only water or tea), and no computer except email or necessity, (so I won't be posting except Sundays).
If you don't take the Mother of God's advice and pray the Rosary everyday to bring peace to your world, nation and family and your eternal salvation, what advice can I possibly give you?
Post by Voxxkowalski on Mar 4, 2019 15:19:26 GMT -5
play the statue game by sitting down and closing eyes and being as still as possible for as long as possible. Teaching children how to sit still in a room.
To hold the office of Pope is vacant due to heresy or death is utterly Catholic and within the Churchs teachings....to hold a dead man or heretic can hold the office is insanity and not Catholic at all ANON
Having a family altar that kids can touch is interesting for children. We have done beans where you place a bean in a jar for each good work or sacrifice you make. The trick is that you need to move the beans in private, so you are left at the end with a jar of anonymous "sacrifices" and "good works."
Last Edit: Mar 4, 2019 18:28:41 GMT -5 by Clotilde
Benjamin: But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers. Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?
Apr 11, 2021 7:31:20 GMT -5
Pacelli: Lawsuits are very unfortunate, I agree. The money should not have been taken in the first place, or paid back once the canons were made clear that it could not have been taken, and it could have easily been avoided.
Apr 11, 2021 7:47:28 GMT -5
EricH: Hi Benjamin, perhaps it would have been better if I didn't file the lawsuit, but the Church doesn't teach that Catholics should avoid using the secular legal system.
Apr 11, 2021 10:48:35 GMT -5
EricH: I would have been happy to submit the matter to the judgment of a wise man who could judge between brethren. That is infinitely better than the secular legal system.
Apr 11, 2021 10:50:31 GMT -5
Benjamin: EricH-> Paul doesn't teach that believers should avoid using the secular legal system. In fact, Paul in Romans 13 makes it very clear that this very system is unavoidable.
Apr 11, 2021 19:50:18 GMT -5
Benjamin: Paul here, is exposing the rotten condition of the hearts of his brethren. By his rebuke, he's not forbidding them to use it (legal system), rather he explains how wicked and ungodly it is to expect justice from an unjust system run by non-believers.
Apr 11, 2021 19:59:56 GMT -5
Clotilde: That’s just so infuriatingly unjust. I know you’ve made peace, Eric. But still! I cannot fathom doing what they did. Thank you for warning others.
Apr 11, 2021 20:04:02 GMT -5
Benjamin: "All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any." (1 Corinthians 6:12)
Apr 11, 2021 20:04:13 GMT -5
Benjamin: EricH-> I'll check out and the read the letter maybe tonight.
Apr 11, 2021 20:06:43 GMT -5
EricH: Thanks Clotilde and Benjamin
Apr 15, 2021 15:12:29 GMT -5
Benjamin: I like you guys. I will probably join this forum. I'm seriously thinking about becoming Catholic. I now know for sure that Protestantism is false. Where do I begin if all the Churches/Priests are corrupt? Am I too late??? I am scared and I fear the LORD...
Apr 16, 2021 17:14:59 GMT -5
Benjamin-01: P.S. EricH: I am sorry for what happened to you. I gather though, that these experiences have made you more resilient. Peace
Apr 16, 2021 18:02:26 GMT -5
Benjamin-01: And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not. (Exodus 20:20)
Apr 16, 2021 18:23:56 GMT -5
Pacelli: Benjamin, you are not to late. Clearly God is moving you or you would not be open to this. The state of the Church is complicated right now, but it is still intact and the four marks are present, it's just harder to find right now.
Apr 16, 2021 18:51:54 GMT -5
Benjamin-01: Pacelli -> You got that part right! I've been looking for it (The TRUE Church) for seven (7) years...
Apr 16, 2021 22:33:10 GMT -5
inquirer: Hello Mr.Gadjewski. I am interested in the SSPX but am hesitant to make any steps towards involvement unless a couple of basic points can be clarified and I hope you would be able to help me to understand since you are an authority on the subject. 1) does
May 29, 2021 8:46:35 GMT -5
Pacelli: I think you have the wrong forum. There is no member here named Mr. Gadjewski.
May 29, 2021 10:46:09 GMT -5