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  1. Where in my post did I say that the Forum must not risk "hurting the feelings" of members of the team? Please find the place, because I can't.. I assure you, these guys don't need lessons in how big and bad the world can be. But maybe they could see something DIFFERENT on this Catholic Christian based site than pihranas at a feeding frenzy as is more par for the course in that big bad world. Maybe they could see adults who discuss what they think of this or that person's part in it that does so with RESPECT for that person, without rash trashing of a person who is still developing, ( honestly, which one of us has reached perfection yet?), and who (Glory be!), shows how much further a positive attitude gets someone in life. Let the world show what it will in mean spirited jabber. Let our discussion have constructive criticism and compliments and unconditional loyalty. We are responsible to our Maker for chosen thoughts words and deeds, and these will be written forever in the book of our life. If your biggest accomplishment in a day is making fun of someone with your amazing wit, how about using that wit for something good and making the world a little bit better that day for you having been in it?
  2. 1. The quarterback MUST have all good days. 2. Being 19-22 years old doesn't excuse the quarterback from not having the skills and wisdom of an NFL player. 3. Must be held responsible for play calls and schemes they don't make and the times they don't work. 4. If the quarterback is not playing well he is responsible for being kept in the game beyond reasonable and situation specific correction time. 5. A mistake means the quarterback does not care and isn't trying hard enough. 6. A quarterback has no learning curve with skills on a new level, gelling schemes with teammates or playing on a stage with millions watching. 7. There is no circumstance of a play that the quarterback might know that fans are not omniscient about. 8. A quarterback must be a top student, top athlete, never exhausted, always jovial and he is not allowed to make a mistake or faulty judgment. 9. Armchair quarterbacks are always bastions of wisdom with an innate right to trash the quarterback personally when the quarterback does not have a good day or season. "Armchairs" are especially qualified when they are sedentary, have a beer belly and are too busy with cussing players out and the like to apply team spirit and personal concern to members of their family or work group. 10. The quarterback exists as a vehicle of our push button world and extension of our egos and even though the quarterback may be the age of our sons and daughters, he needs no unconditional love or loyalty. If I could, this is what I would say to our quarterback and his team: "Son, it was a rough game, wasn't it? I wanted so much for the team to win but I want you to ALWAYS REMEMBER that the most important winning isn't equal to the final score. The most important winning comes from learning from your mistakes and gaining in Godly wisdom and love every single day. You and your fellow students and coaches have already shown us a miraculous transformation this year. The foundation of this transformation was your coach's humility and listening to feed back and making changes accordingly. We already know you have it in you! Find out what went wrong and set out to fix it. A winning attitude often has a winning scoreboard, but if it doesn't have that, count yourself blessed to store up the riches of the better person it has made you. Win or lose, we are here for you in our hearts and prayers. Go out there and do your best; and remember you are always our ND boys. In Our Lady of Victory, Texas Rose. - One of your ND Moms.
  3. Sooooo about 7 1/2 years ago I met this man you all call Oklahoma Irish, and I walked into his living room called "The Notre Dame Room" that had a painted banner across the arch, "God, Country, Notre Dame" and great walls covered with Notre Dame pictures. Did you know that before this moment I didn't know much about Notre Dame and I didn't like any sports. Impossible things happen every day,so God can do and so Rogers and Hammerstein say, but the fact that I didn't like sports and enjoy them with Tim and his ND group in his man-cave was the smallest story of metamorphosis this Texas Rose can tell you about. I had already been blessed with three wonderful girls, but then I fell in love with Tim and his six children. So I am also blessed to call Mariah my daughter. Tim and I have been through all sorts of difficult things -both of us having cancer, an unjust and tough lawsuit, and a rather wide assortment of other trials that belong to this world. We have gotten through these together in the foxhole with Jesus and the wealth of spiritual gifts in the Catholic Church. But when we look up we can see the miracle we have witnessed in the blooming of each of these rose buds. Sooo I hope you wont mind Tim and I indulging with you and being happy for this one.. At this moment I will refrain in telling you all the wonderful things about the other 8 wonderful children in our lives, (well, except that one just became engaged to a great guy and one just had her first baby!!!). Not pulling the albums out now. My open note to Mariah: Honey, I have been greatly honored to be an adopted Mom to you. It is hard to believe that this part of your journey is almost complete - where did all the time go? You have been a blessing to others everywhere you have gone and Notre Dame has also been wonderful for you. Savor these moments as you travel and play for the basketball teams once more, because these memories will always be precious to you as you are also to us. Don't worry about the future, because in the grand adventure of life you will never be alone. The Lord Himself and a cloud of witnesses, your family at home and your Notre Dame family will always be a part of your life. lots of love, Your other Mom, ,Cynthia
  4. Wow! What a topic! Tim told me about this thread and asked me to join in bc it is pretty much my favorite topic and the raison d'etre of the meaning of life. With respect to the Moderator's request that we speak of what we ourselves believe, and the most basic question is of God's existence, I will start here with what I believe. Nature can only magnify its source. Examine the constellations, the earth, land forms of mountains, desert, jungle, and all the earths creatures from the smallest bug to the magnificent creation of man. The more we learn, the more awe inspiring the brilliant, intricate, ordered, precisely interdependent infinite systems and creatures we see. The art speaks eloquently of the Artist. And the Artist tugs at me with His amazing testimony through His art.
  5. Shame on you with your disrespectful pictures of a naked old man and pictures that denigrate the dignity of women by portraying them as objects of lust. You are dealing with God's highest and holy creation. You have heard that the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, have you not? Do you think you can do this and not have to answer to God for it? Your disrespect of my husband and women with these pictures cannot diminish their innate dignity. Your laughter smacks of a group of 4th grade bullies. We have referred to scientists, political figures, military personnel and UN conferences. Man up if you want to be in this discussion and step up to the plate with solid evidence of your own: If you can't --- and if the truth matters to you --- maybe its time to listen.
  6. This is an up close and personal testimony of a plane mechanic. You have a right to be informed for the health and freedom of your family and our country. Be sure to check out the video! Look up Airline Mechanic blows the whistle on chem trail operation.
  7. I recommend that all parties step away from destructive verbal jabs. How about these guidelines: If someone has a point to make, make it with referring to objective science and first person testimony of those in the know. If someone wants to comment on the information someone else posted, they must first go to the site referred to and read/see and or listen to it to give an informed response? Only informed comments can be constructive and reasonable if indeed the truth is the honest goal. What do you say?
  8. The first time I heard about this, I thought the person talking about it might be paranoid. But I know - and don't you? - that sometimes truth is really stranger than fiction. So, yes, let's go to the scientists! Google "Kristen Meghan" a former armed forces scientist who's job it was to manage chemicals used by the military to keep military people and the environment safe. I challenge you for your sake, but much more for our children. See what message Kristen is urgently trying to get to us.
  9. Thank you Hawaii!!! And Scotty, maybe somewhere in there you have a point. Although I doubt you intended it. and you didn't face or respond respectfully to my post, you actually proved my point in a backward way by your sarcasm and insinuation that I am prejudice in favor of Tim. You guessed right. I married my Tim almost 3 years ago now. Your insinuation that this prejudices me is correct. In many cases when people are married this long, the addage "familiarity breeds contempt," would ring true. So Tim must be a heck of a guy for me to tell you the opposite; that he is my soul mate and holds my love and admiration. And yes, in addition to Tim's leukemia and the chemo he endures with difficult side effects every day, I was diagnosed with advanced cancer in October. And do you know what? I couldn't have a better man at my side. I will thank you to treat my husband with the respect he deserves. God Bless You, Texas Rose
  10. Hey, Oklahoma Irish! Don't mind them! When one person makes fun of another, it is reflective of THEM. If they had something constructive and respectful to say, I would listen. If they also had a record of uncannily correct predictions of scores, wins, and players, I would listen even more. But they don't. YOU do! That's one reason I'm your biggest fan, with love, The Texas Rose
  11. All other human rights are based upon these rights in the bill of rights.
  12. The right to Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is basic and universal.
  13. I understand the question. No doubt that rape and incest are among the most heinous violent crimes. In fact, in my estimation, they may be worse than murder, because of the tremendous cross survivors must endure. Yet praised be Jesus Christ in Whom the greatest suffering always becomes a conduit for healing, strength, compassion and the victory of love. It is true that the Catholic Church champions the sacredness of human life from conception to death unequivically. Put simply, I will quote Dr. Suess who got it right, "A person's a person, no matter how small." Life is always an awesome sacred gift given by God. We are sparks of eternity! NEVER are we judges of anyone or any group of person's, (Jews, African citizens, old, handicapped, unborn, or any other person's), worthiness to live. " Thou shalt not kill ", no matter how man wants to change or rationalize it, is not God's suggestion. There are NO illegitimate children, only sometimes illegitimate relationships. The child is always wanted and created by God hand, and He is the only One Who can call them home. Because all human life is sacred, the woman or girls who is a victim of rape or incest is not helped in the least by killing her child. It doesn't erase the violence done to her, it only preys on her suffering and causes her to be complicit in the violent and painful act of killing her own child. Rape or incest she did not agree to, but with this act she is forced to live with her act of violence toward her child. Adoption is often a healing and courageous choice in such a case. I will get to the US law and Catholic Church next.
  14. Have you SEEN this movie? Whether you are republican, democrat, tea party, or independent, if you are interested in indisputable facts about the identity and agenda of this president, you will find them in the movie. Please don't vote in the dark when the future of our free country depends upon each one of us.
  15. I urge everyone who loves our Country to see this movie. You will see the incontravartable facts that are well documented and whatever side of the fence you are on, you will come away with a keen understanding of Obama's history and his life view. Then his denial of the pipeline, spending us into subservience to our debtors, mandates that illegally usurp congresses power and process and slap us with greater burdens of debt and laws, weakening of our military, funnelling of arms to drug cartels and ?, denial of his circle of closest friends and mentors, absolute irresponsibility, vast secrecy and arrogant absence of accountability with "stimulus" funds, strange coldness and animosity to Israel while coddeling those countries that bully and threaten her, and astounding disrespect for those who build small business, and his encouragement of division and jealousy among races and classes -- well - it all makes sense. In Obamas own words that he thought were off mic to the Russian leader - he promised much more "leverage" after he is re elected. Because of one of his "mandates" which is his self made edict, Catholic institutions like schools and hospitals are being forced to either close or drop their employees insurance rather than violate our conscience. If this is what Obama will do in an election year prior to reelection, what will he do after when he thinks he will have greater "leverage???"
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