To Be a Faithful Catholic at Any Mass: A Pledge
September 2001By Larry A. Carstens
Larry A. Carstens teaches English in a public high school and a community college, and has attended Masses across the nation. He was born during the Second Vatican Council and therefore never knew the pre-Vatican II Church.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
If you find that the world hates you, know that it hated Me before you.
I wrote the following as a response to the wide number of common abuses currently in vogue at many Catholic Masses, many of which have been mentioned frequently in recent issues of the NOR, both in articles and letters to the editor. It is written in the form of a pledge between the individual Catholic and God, and is intended to be kept as a reference.
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|A reminder of the word of God : Job 42:7-8 ( I am very angry with you and your two friends our God said , for not speaking truthfully about me as Job ,my faithful one, did.) remain faithful ! The intellect alone acquires knowledge ,of whatever kind it be. Intelligence is a word, at one time , designates a personified principle which knows; sometimes is used to sig icy the functions collectively which have place with onsciousness.
||Posted by: laguerre12
May 30, 2012 02:18 PM EDT
|Correction on previous posting of last line, " sometimes is used to signify the functions collectively which have place with consciousness. ( thanks)
||Posted by: laguerre12
May 30, 2012 02:27 PM EDT
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