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Most of the Church's canonized saints were not married. Married Saints, by John F. Fink, is a collection of brief biographies of those who have found sanctity within marriage, highlighting their great charity and heroic virtue." --Fr. William C. Graham in National Catholic Reporter, May 7, 1999
"Fink profiles the lives of several married saints such as Thomas More, Margaret of Scotland, Sts. Peter, Monica, Frances of Rome and Elizabeth Ann Seton. He also writes about married couples such as Joseph and Mary, Joachim and Ann, Zachary and Elizabeth and Isidore and Maria. The book abounds with interesting facts and insights into the lives of the profiled saints, bringing a human dimension to many of God's elect. Throughout, Fink illustrates how the saints incorporated their faith and holy actions into all realms of their lives, including their marriages. It was Fink's intention to 'encourage husbands and wives everywhere to strive for greater holiness in their marriages and to take pride in their peers who did so before them and are now listed in the roster of the saints.
Originally posted by hounddoghowlie
the most interesting man in the world
his mother has a tattoo that says sonedit on 2-2-2011 by hounddoghowlie because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by halfoldman
Much unproven attention is given to various religions, cults and social movements who claim they can eradicate homosexuality, and even gay people.
In fact, they realize the talents of gay people, and many claim to turn gay men straight.
I'm just wondering, if that could be done, what straight man would I become?
Who are the straight heroes?
I'd love to know, from any religion, if I turned miraculously straight tonight, what masculine role would I perform?
Please mention your male straight hero, and why I should be like him.
Moses, Noah, St. Paul?
Jesus, Mohammed (pboh)?
Very different men, from different times.
If I could turn my lust for men into lust for women, and became a regular "guy", then who would I follow?
Originally posted by halfoldman
reply to post by FortAnthem
Brilliant commentary from Chuck Norris!
That will amuse many people yet!
However, that may be a bit much to live up to.
There used to be a street named after Chuck Norris, but it was changed because nobody crosses Chuck Norris and lives.
..Chuck Norris has already been to Mars; that's why there are no signs of life.
..Chuck Norris died 20 years ago, Death just hasn't built up the courage to tell him yet.
..Some magicans can walk on water, Chuck Norris can swim through land.
..Chuck Norris and Superman once fought each other on a bet. The loser had to start wearing his underwear on the outside of his pants.
..Chuck Norris once urinated in a semi truck's gas tank as a joke....that truck is now known as Optimus Prime.
..Chuck Norris is the reason why Waldo is hiding.
..Death once had a near-Chuck Norris experience
When Chuck Norris looks at himself at a mirror, there is no reflection. There can only be one Chuck Norris.
..Chuck Norris doesn't flush the toilet, he scares the crap out of it
..Chuck Norris can strangle you with a cordless phone.
When Chuck Norris was asked if he believed that the world was going to end in 2012 he resonded: "Depends how I'm feeling that day."
If Chuck Norris ever got caught for speeding, he'd let the cops off with a warning.
A Handicapped parking sign does not signify that this spot is for handicapped people. It is actually in fact a warning, that the spot belongs to Chuck Norris and that you will be handicapped if you park there.
Chuck Norris made a Happy Meal cry.
..When cops pull Chuck Norris over, THEY try to talk THEIR way out of it.
the dinosaurs made Chuck Norris mad...once