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Our Lady of Sorrows

Our Lady of Sorrows refers to the sorrows in the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The Seven Sorrows (or Dolors) are events in the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary which are a popular devotion and are frequently depicted in art.

It is a common devotion for Catholics to say daily one Our Father and seven Hail Mary for each.

1. The Prophecy of Simeon. (Luke 2:34-35) or the Circumcision of Christ.

2. The Flight into Egypt (Matthew 2:13).

3. The Loss of the Child Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:43-45).

4. Mary Meets Jesus on the Way to Calvary (Luke 23:26).

5. Jesus Dies on the Cross. (John 19:25).

6. Mary Receives the Body of Jesus in Her Arms. (Matthew 27:57-59).

7. The Body of Jesus Is Placed in the Tomb. (John 19:40-42).

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Pat Robertson: Divorcing a Spouse with Alzheimer’s is Justifiable

What ever happened to ‘in sickness and in health’?!? This is damnable heresy in the extreme!

Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson told his 700 Club viewers that divorcing a spouse with Alzheimer’s is justifiable because the disease is “a kind of death.”

During the portion of the show where the one-time Republican presidential candidate takes questions from viewers, Robertson was asked what advice a man should give to a friend who began seeing another woman after his wife started suffering from the incurable neurological disorder.

“I know it sounds cruel, but if he’s going to do something, he should divorce her and start all over again, but make sure she has custodial care and somebody looking after her,” Robertson said.

The chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network, which airs the 700 Club, said he wouldn’t “put a guilt trip” on anyone who divorces a spouse who suffers from the illness, but added, “Get some ethicist besides me to give you the answer.”

Most Christian denominations at least discourage divorce, citing Jesus’ words in the Gospel of Mark that equate divorce and remarriage with adultery.

Terry Meeuwsen, Robertson’s co-host, asked him about couples’ marriage vows to take care of each other “for better or for worse” and “in sickness and in health.”

“If you respect that vow, you say ’til death do us part,'” Robertson said during the Tuesday broadcast. “This is a kind of death.”

A network spokesman said Wednesday that Robertson had no further statement.

How can anyone follow a ‘pastor’ who teaches that which is totally devoid of any Scriptural substance or even the most basic of Christian judgments? Pillaging the Gospel is the only thing that he is doing here. And he really needs to shut his mouth.

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Of the ‘10 Happiest Jobs’, Guess What #1 Is?

Clergy!

From Forbes:

There are some surprises in the ten happiest jobs, as reported a  General Social Survey by the National Organization for Research at the  University of Chicago. (I am indebted to Lew Perelman in drawing my  attention to the Christian Science Monitor article.)

1.  Clergy:  The least worldly are reported to be the happiest of all

2. Firefighters: Eighty percent of firefighters are “very satisfied” with their jobs, which involve helping people.

3. Physical therapists: Social interaction and helping people apparently make this job one of the happiest.

4. Authors: For  most authors, the pay is ridiculously low or non-existent, but the  autonomy of writing down the contents of your own mind apparently leads  to happiness.

5. Special education teachers:  If you don’t care about money, a job as special education teacher might  be a happy profession. The annual salary averages just under $50,000.

6. Teachers:  Teachers in general report being happy with their jobs, despite the  current issues with education funding and classroom conditions. The  profession continues to attract young idealists, although fifty percent  of new teachers are gone within five years.

7. Artists: Sculptors and painters report high job satisfaction, despite the great difficulty in making a living from it.

8. Psychologists: Psychologists may or may not be able to solve other people’s problems, but it seems that they have managed to solve their own.

9. Financial services sales agents:  Sixty-five percent of financial services sales agents are reported to  be happy with their jobs. That could be because some of them are  clearing more than $90,000 dollars a year on average for a 40-hour work  week in a comfortable office environment.

10. Operating engineers:  Playing with giant toys like bulldozers, front-end loaders, backhoes,  scrapers, motor graders, shovels, derricks, large pumps, and air  compressors can be fun.  With more jobs for operating engineers than  qualified applicants, operating engineers report being happy.

The 10 Most Hated Jobs are here.