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    Icons of the Church-Ark and of the councils

    Well, I would have to change the Pope part, but otherwise, this is awesome.
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    Prayer for New Job

    So I finally took the plunge - I accepted a position teaching philosophy at a college/seminary on the east coast. It was originally offered to me in last spring, but I didn't have the guts to go. I'm extremely apprehensive about the whole thing, and there is a lot of fear that makes me want to...
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    Civil War

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    Below is an article by the popular Catholic Bishop, Fr. Robert Barron. I am interested in what your thoughts my be on his understanding of redeeming sacrifice of Jesus. POLISHING THE DIAMONDS - Bishop Robert Barron "There is a regrettable interpretation of the cross that has, unfortunately...
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    I Got THE JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    So, come August I will be teaching at a Catholic College and Seminary on the East coast while I finish my PhD. This is a dream job for me!!!! Thanks be to God!!!
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    Possible New Teaching Position

    Hello, everyone. The possibility of a new position teaching philosophy full time at an Catholic college and seminary is about to present itself. However, there are quite a few factors to consider - not the least of which is the fact that I would have to relocate to the east cost, far away from...
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    Prayers for my Job

    Lately, things have been very difficult at work. While I appreciate both of my supervisors as well meaning individuals, they are both highly neurotic persons who exhibit clear signs of obsessive compulsive disorder. The result is that that no matter what I do, it's always wrong and in need of...
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    Who is tired of Super Hero Movies?

    This weekend I went to see Ant-Man with some of my friends. I was semi-excited to see the film because 1. I'm a huge geek and I love super heroes and 2. It is a Marvel movie, and that cinematic universe has been generally fun. My friends absolutely loved the film, and especially appreciated...
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    "Destination America air attempted exorcism of house that inspired The Exorcist"

    Article: Exorcism Live!: Destination America to air attempted exorcism of house that inspired The Exorcist "When there’s something strange in your neighborhood — and it hasn’t disappeared for over 60 years — who ya gonna call? Real-life paranormal investigators, apparently. EW can exclusively...
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    Praise God! New Teaching Position at University

    I just wanted to thank God and share with you all that I just was offered a teaching position at the university where I work. Thank you, Lord.
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    Article CDF reaches negative judgment on Medjugorje, Italian journalists reports

    CDF reaches negative judgment on Medjugorje, Italian journalists reports -Catholic World News "The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has reached a negative conclusion regarding the authenticity of the reported Marian apparitions at Medjugorje, according to Italian media reports...
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    Natural Ethics in Orthodoxy?

    Hello Everyone, It is my understanding that Orthodox Christians, for the most part, reject the concept of there being a Natural Moral Law . While I am not starting this thread for the purpose of debating the finer points of Thomistic Natural Law Theory, what I am interested is whether or not...
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    Do you ever wonder who "The Greatest I am" is?

    Is he everywhere? Is he nowhere? What shape is he? Or is it a she? Is "The Greatest I Am" real? An idea? A feeling? Does he transcend all categories?
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    Friend just met His All Holiness

    Well, I am super jealous. My friend, a fellow Byz Catholic, just met and took a photo with His All Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew in Turkey. Didn't know where to post this, and I didn't know who else would be excited with me, so I took to OC.net.
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    Article: "Pope says palliums will be given to new archbishops at home – not Rome

    "Pope says palliums will be given to new archbishops at home – not Rome" - By Elise Harris "Vatican City, Jan 29, 2015 / 04:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As a sign of “synodality” with local Churches, Pope Francis has decided that new metropolitan archbishops will officially be imposed with the...
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    How has conversion affected your relationship with Christ/God?

    In my mind, one of the very positive traits of Evangelical Christianity is the insistence on a personal and loving relationship with Christ. I felt that influence on my own experience of God when I was young and my Catholic parents were involved in the Catholic Charismatic movement. Of course...
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    Strongest Orthodox Case Against the Papacy

    Where do you all think I can find the strongest Orthodox case against the Papacy?
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    RE:RE: Why did you leave and Sacking Constantinople

    You are right. I apologize for having sacked Constantinople. I really need to stop doing that.
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    Interviewed for Promotion Today

    I interviewed for a promotion in my department today, and I think it went really well. This is a great opportunity for me to further develop my skills, and I could really use the raise. The good news is that my boss actually came to me, asked that I apply for this promotion, and told me that I...
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    Article: "Russian Orthodox to Catholics: Let’s work together to defend life"

    Russian Orthodox to Catholics: Let’s work together to defend life and family "The Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox Churches should join forces to defend marriage and the family on the international stage, the head of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations for the Moscow...