Where is the line?
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(10-26-2015, 11:19 PM)Renatus Frater Wrote: PM, I'm sorry to hear that. I'd strongly suggest you try to find a traditional parish. Really, just to go to Mass (forget for a moment about making friends, being a pillar of the parish, etc.), even if the priest totally skips homily (which, to be honest, sometimes I rather prefer it), but just being in the Mass, with no shenanigans, with no novelties, with reverence and contemplation (you know, as von Hildebrand says, that time when you are totally there, given to the highest good) is a breath of fresh air. So, even if you can go there once or twice a month, I believe it would help your faith, especially if the main problem is this disconnect between doctrine and practice that you say you see on your parish, because at the TLM you see Catholicism as it should be (rather, as it is).

I don't know about your situation, but if I lived two and a half hours away from a TLM I would still go (but, still, I don't have children). And I'd think very hard about moving closer to it—even if its in a bad neighborhood, moving one hour or one hour and a half closer to it would make a big difference and still quite far from bad neighborhood.

Now, it is absolutely necessary that you maintain a life of prayer. And that the Vatican cannot take it away from you—in the end, as St. Augustine teaches, in line with the whole classical tradition, the summum bonum is such that it cannot be lost. If you're shaking it means you're putting your trust somewhere else. If you don't yet have the habit of mental prayer then acquire it.

I'm no better, really. I just don't completely despair because I have good Masses and priests available, through absolutely no merit of my own. I'm just repeating what the more knowledgeable people say.

We have talked about moving back to our hometown (Winnipeg), but the derth of services available for our Autistic daughter is atrocious. For the time being, we're much better off where we are for her sake. We have also contemplated taking a job for my husband in Edmonton, but again we're faced with the same lack of services, only moreso. Both of the centres have active, vibrant traditional communities.

I've been trying to take the approach of "bloom where you're planted", assuming that I'm supposed to be right here in the right now. Opportunities to leave have always fizzled out, and we've committed to staying here. I literally just officially quit my job back home after being on unpaid leave for nearly 10 years!

We have talked about making a regular trip into Winnipeg to go to Mass, but it's terribly early (9 a.m.), so that means we'd have to leave by 6 just to make it, or stay overnight. Plus, because literally our entire families are there, we could never go to Winnipeg without seeing at least some of them without family freaking out, so that stretches . I can't afford to be away for every weekend if we were to stay over to make it do-able. Moving closer puts us in a no-man's-land. Manitoba is weird that so little of the land is actually lived on, 3/4 of the entire population lives in the Winnipeg region/Red River Valley. There is no "in between".

It will sort itself out. God brought us out here for a reason (if I detailed *how* we ended up here, you would probably agree). Maybe this is just the Devil testing me. I have had dark periods before, albeit for different reasons, and I've always emerged from the other side stronger than ever.

Thanks.
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Where is the line? - by PrairieMom - 10-06-2015, 01:48 PM
Re: Where is the line? - by Catlick - 10-06-2015, 02:52 PM
Re: Where is the line? - by PrairieMom - 10-06-2015, 03:51 PM
Re: Where is the line? - by Clare Brigid - 10-06-2015, 03:54 PM
Re: Where is the line? - by formerbuddhist - 10-06-2015, 04:26 PM
Re: Where is the line? - by Renatus Frater - 10-06-2015, 05:57 PM
Re: Where is the line? - by Catlick - 10-07-2015, 03:41 AM
Re: Where is the line? - by Poche - 10-10-2015, 12:30 AM
Re: Where is the line? - by AllSeasons - 10-10-2015, 09:20 AM
Re: Where is the line? - by formerbuddhist - 10-10-2015, 01:40 PM
Re: Where is the line? - by Catlick - 10-10-2015, 02:30 PM
Re: Where is the line? - by J Michael - 10-10-2015, 02:33 PM
Re: Where is the line? - by J Michael - 10-10-2015, 02:37 PM
Re: Where is the line? - by formerbuddhist - 10-10-2015, 03:20 PM
Re: Where is the line? - by Clare Brigid - 10-10-2015, 04:13 PM
Re: Where is the line? - by J Michael - 10-10-2015, 05:01 PM
Re: Where is the line? - by Clare Brigid - 10-10-2015, 06:26 PM
Re: Where is the line? - by J Michael - 10-10-2015, 07:34 PM
Re: Where is the line? - by Renatus Frater - 10-10-2015, 07:46 PM
Re: Where is the line? - by formerbuddhist - 10-10-2015, 08:04 PM
Re: Where is the line? - by J Michael - 10-11-2015, 01:07 PM
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Re: Where is the line? - by Whitey - 10-15-2015, 11:05 AM
Re: Where is the line? - by Leonhard - 10-15-2015, 01:26 PM
Re: Where is the line? - by Renatus Frater - 10-15-2015, 01:44 PM
Re: Where is the line? - by Clare Brigid - 10-15-2015, 03:03 PM
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Re: Where is the line? - by PrairieMom - 10-25-2015, 08:35 PM
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Re: Where is the line? - by formerbuddhist - 10-25-2015, 10:55 PM
Re: Where is the line? - by Cetil - 10-26-2015, 04:59 AM
Re: Where is the line? - by J Michael - 10-26-2015, 01:14 PM
Re: Where is the line? - by Renatus Frater - 10-26-2015, 11:19 PM
Re: Where is the line? - by PrairieMom - 10-27-2015, 12:53 AM
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Re: Where is the line? - by Poche - 12-26-2015, 01:27 AM
Re: Where is the line? - by formerbuddhist - 12-26-2015, 07:20 AM
Re: Where is the line? - by GangGreen - 12-26-2015, 02:37 PM
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