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I am an amatuer Catholic.

God is in the faith details? The messy, complicated lives of Norma ‘Jane Roe’ McCorvey — GetReligion

https://www.getreligion.org/getreligion/2017/2/18/god-is-in-the-faith-details-the-messy-complicated-lives-of-norma-jane-roe-mccorvey

The intellectually dishonest being caught once more.

Did Noah Really Live to Be 950? – Community in Mission : Community in Mission

http://blog.adw.org/2017/02/noah-really-live-950/

A fascinating post from Msgr. Charles Pope of the Archdiocese of Washington wherein he explores the long lifespans of Old Testament patriarchs.

Unbeknownst to him, he reiterates my own theory that the ages should be taken at face value and that the decline in lifespan is a direct result of sin entering the world and slowly causing a physical decay to the human body after an immediate death to the soul.

Sometimes it’s nice to know that your unlearned opinions share company with the learned.

Answers to “Dubia” from the Vatican! About the Traditional Mass and overly restrictive bishops. | Fr. Z’s Blog

http://wdtprs.com/blog/2017/02/answers-to-dubia-from-the-vatican-about-the-traditional-mass-and-overly-restrictive-bishops/

Why has the Catholic Church never recognised St Patrick as an “official ” Saint?

St. Patrick is a recognized (declared) saint: Saint Patrick

There are cases whereby some saints were done so popular demand or cultural acceptance, such as St. Christopher (depicted carrying a child Christ across a river), that were removed – so to speak – during Pope Benedict’s papacy due to lack of evidence etc.

These saints were never “officialy” recognized per say. That's why the Church goes through a vigorous investigation of claims and evidence prior to beatification or canonization.

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Why has the Catholic Church never recognised St Patrick as an “official ” Saint?

St. Patrick is a recognized (declared) saint: Saint Patrick

There are cases whereby some saints were done so popular demand or cultural acceptance, such as St. Christopher (depicted carrying a child Christ across a river), that were removed – so to speak – during Pope Benedict’s papacy due to lack of evidence etc.

These saints were never “officialy” recognized per say. That's why the Church goes through a vigorous investigation of claims and evidence prior to beatification or canonization.

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If you can pray for the last time of your life, what will you pray for?

Jesus, mercy.

The Venerable Fulton J. Sheen recounted an encounter once with a woman who asked him to visit her brother who was dying in a hospital and had left the Church, angry at God. A convert to atheism even.

Sheen tells the story in his “Sheen” Catechism dubbing this the “"Divine Invasion.” He tells how he visited the hospital daily taking baby steps with this ailing soul; slowly making his way into the room and eventually conversing with him.

When he was in the room words were said and the man wanted Sheen out. Sheen responded by stating hag he had brought the Good Lord along too and asking the man if he wanted Him out as well. Sheen of course was referring to Jesus’ Real Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

The man fell silent and Sheen left but not before asking the man to say “"Jesus, mercy” if and when he felt the pull of death.

Sheen continues and states that not long after he left he received a call from the hospital (or maybe it was upon a visit to him the following day) Sheen was informed the man died not long after Sheen left. The Venerable archbishop asked the nurses if the man said anything (there were no cell phones of course so it wouldve been near impossible to reach Sheen so to administer the Sacrament of Extreme Unction). The nurse replied that on the heels of Sheen’s departure the man started saying and repeating, “Jesus, mercy.”

That story always brings me to tears. Simply to think or utter His name and petition for mercy at my last moments would be a grace far beyond what I deserve. And I have no doubt that man received mercy and reconciliation from Jesus; He wants all to be saved – though not all will be.

It is for us to freely choose.

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If you can pray for the last time of your life, what will you pray for?

Jesus, mercy.

The Venerable Fulton J. Sheen recounted an encounter once with a woman who asked him to visit her brother who was dying in a hospital and had left the Church, angry at God. A convert to atheism even.

Sheen tells the story in his “Sheen” Catechism dubbing this the “"Divine Invasion.” He tells how he visited the hospital daily taking baby steps with this ailing soul; slowly making his way into the room and eventually conversing with him.

When he was in the room words were said and the man wanted Sheen out. Sheen responded by stating hag he had brought the Good Lord along too and asking the man if he wanted Him out as well. Sheen of course was referring to Jesus’ Real Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

The man fell silent and Sheen left but not before asking the man to say “"Jesus, mercy” if and when he felt the pull of death.

Sheen continues and states that not long after he left he received a call from the hospital (or maybe it was upon a visit to him the following day) Sheen was informed the man died not long after Sheen left. The Venerable archbishop asked the nurses if the man said anything (there were no cell phones of course so it wouldve been near impossible to reach Sheen so to administer the Sacrament of Extreme Unction). The nurse replied that on the heels of Sheen’s departure the man started saying and repeating, “Jesus, mercy.”

That story always brings me to tears. Simply to think or utter His name and petition for mercy at my last moments would be a grace far beyond what I deserve. And I have no doubt that man received mercy and reconciliation from Jesus; He wants all to be saved – though not all will be.

It is for us to freely choose.

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