Apostolic beliefs on dating
The prayer for the feast reads: "All-powerful and ever-living God: You raised the sinless Virgin Mary, mother of your Son, body and soul, to the glory of heaven.
May we see heaven as our final goal and come to share her glory." In 1950, in the Apostolic Constitution , Pope Pius XII proclaimed the Assumption of Mary a dogma of the Catholic Church in these words: "The Immaculate Mother of God, the ever-virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heaven." With that, an ancient belief became Catholic doctrine and the Assumption was declared a truth revealed by God.
Oh I can also remember my grandmother saying one time that a woman had spoken out about leaving the church and died in a car accident a few months later. Reply to 1991128x On , 10 March 2009 Ledastray said: Thank you so much for the above comments - having other people feeling the wrongs of the OALC keep me encouraged that I am doing the right thing. It is all about the church having ALL the answers you need. And if you do - that is the devil causing doubts and you are being disobedient and going to hell.
She said "Isn't it funny how God takes care of everything? I can say FROM EXPERIENCE that the OALC I attended was overflowing with the most hypocritical, judgmental, and close minded people I have ever met. Some friends have been to talk with me and expressed their "worry" for me - I simply said if I want to feel closer to God and that I feel that is missing in the OALC how is THAT WRONG? The biggest problem I am having at this point is that I do have 6 wonderful kids who are caught in the middle. Unless you ask forgiveness - to other men - not God. If I sit there with a bitter heart because I know that I am missing something - how is that RIGHT?
Father Clifford Stevens writes from Tintern Monastery in Oakdale, Neb.