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My mother's gone on to watch a show on Netflix called the "Jesus code" and when I questioned her about it nothing made sense. So I asked if this came from Sacred Scripture or Sacred Tradition, and as far as I know, she kept dodging the question! To put it kindly, I am not exactly what you call a model Catholic, for I have many faults in my life and I haven't gotten my act together. So, while I try to badger her into telling me what is what, she accuses me of doing this and that which at least have some substance. To make matters worse, she also claimed to follow God and that I am just following the Church and men. I know something is up, but I cannot put a finger on it as I am poorly educated on these matters and do not take the time to study. I barely go to Mass, I pray but not as much as I should. In fact, just coming to ask for help here seemed difficult. Eventually, I figured its better to stick with my folks rather than be stuck with the devil.

The thing is, I am suspicious of Netflix, and rightly so, for it contains blasphemous shows that I wish never existed. But now it seems like despite wanting these things out of my life, I'm getting flak from my mother just for trying to stay faithful. The only people I can turn to for help is my grandmother from my mother's side and you people. I don't know what to think of this matter, if I try to push this, as I always do my mother becomes stubborn and refuses to budge despite my pleas. What should I do?

Psstt, I also want to know if you know anything about Latin masses in the Philippines. Like which churches offer them, on what days they offer Mass, and whatnot. Don't think I'll be attending them anytime soon, but you never know. Can't know enough about the Traditional Latin Mass, even a simple thing about them would help.
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If I were in your shoes I would start going to mass and invite your mother to attend and one of those times she might take you up on it (assuming your mother is close by or in the same household).

Take a stand and lead by example and let GOD lead the way. Read up on the church as her history is rich.

I do not know where the TLM is offered in your area but somebody on here might.

God Bless and I wish you a good Easter.
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I'm sorry, but if your mother claims to follow God, she shouldn't be watching Netflix. It's not only a purveyor of blasphemy, it's a purveyor of porn. If you don't believe me, here are a few links:

https://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2020/12/73252/

https://www.dailywire.com/news/9-other-t...ts-content

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/201...tflix.html

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaki...g-children

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/brazil...L-dEDLCW-c

Oh, and Pope Francis seems to have no problem with them!

https://fsspx.news/en/news-events/news/p...yHbiiODM68
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(04-03-2021, 12:55 AM)SeeTheLight Wrote: I do not know where the TLM is offered in your area but somebody on here might.

I am currently in the Bicol region, I may go to NCR (National Capital Region) or may go to Baguio (which is in the province of Benguet).

And well, I guess it is time to get my act together. I'll put in more effort these days, you have my word.

(04-03-2021, 12:59 AM)jovan66102 Wrote: I'm sorry, but if your mother claims to follow God, she shouldn't be watching Netflix. It's not only a purveyor of blasphemy, it's a purveyor of porn. If you don't believe me, here are a few links:

https://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2020/12/73252/

https://www.dailywire.com/news/9-other-t...ts-content

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/201...tflix.html

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaki...g-children

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/brazil...L-dEDLCW-c

Oh, and Pope Francis seems to have no problem with them!

https://fsspx.news/en/news-events/news/p...yHbiiODM68

I don't think she'll be swayed by these arguments, she's quite liberal. Even if I do get my act together, I have to expect a long and hard battle ahead. Thanks for the reply though, I don't talk to people much and I trust little. What little I get is much treasured and worth much.
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I think it is rare that our words sway people to the faith. It sounds like God is reaching out to you. My humble opinion, take it for what it’s worth, is that these are issues best solved by you starting to pray faithfully and attend Mass. Presenting facts about a Netflix show or arguing with your mother about who is the worse sinner will bring neither of you closer to the Lord. Start attending Mass, start praying, change your life and pray for your mother. Watching you grow close to God will speak to her louder than words. 

Adding both of you to my intentions today.
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(04-03-2021, 07:45 AM)CatholicMamato5 Wrote: I think it is rare that our words sway people to the faith. It sounds like God is reaching out to you. My humble opinion, take it for what it’s worth, is that these are issues best solved by you starting to pray faithfully and attend Mass. Presenting facts about a Netflix show or arguing with your mother about who is the worse sinner will bring neither of you closer to the Lord. Start attending Mass, start praying, change your life and pray for your mother. Watching you grow close to God will speak to her louder than words. 

Adding both of you to my intentions today.

This.  While I spoke to my adult sons on several occasions about Catholicism, I think it was my actions that eventually led them to the Church. Always attending Mass on Sundays and days of obligation, prayers at meals, daily rosary and so on.  They eventually asked if they could attend Mass with me and started asking questions.

My youngest son was baptized 2 years ago and was just married 2 weeks ago in beautiful Catholic wedding.  

My oldest son is getting baptized this evening at Easter Vigil Mass.  

Actions speak louder than words, as they say.
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(04-03-2021, 12:39 AM)Mr. Cowboy Wrote: Psstt, I also want to know if you know anything about Latin masses in the Philippines. Like which churches offer them, on what days they offer Mass, and whatnot. Don't think I'll be attending them anytime soon, but you never know. Can't know enough about the Traditional Latin Mass, even a simple thing about them would help.

https://www.latinmassdir.org/?country=ph&area=Manila&lat=14.6042&lng=120.982&radius=100mi&days=any&community=all
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