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Colleen Toder

Joined: Jan. 9, 2012

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A Catholic, I live in New Paltz with my husband and six children. We teach NFP through the Couple to Couple League and have an abiding interest in family life and respect life issues.


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Contraception and the Fall

Jan. 22 at 8:04pm | Comments: 15 | Most recent comment: Feb. 12 at 10:54pm

(This post was originally started as a member post at Ricochet.com, and has been edited slightly for reposting here.) In the Biblical world view, the world is in sin because of the Fall, the first sin, of Adam and Eve. The woman is tempted. She sins. She tempts the man. He sins. Suddenly they look at each other and see that they are naked, and they run and cover themselves up because they do not trust each other anymore....


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Re: Spiritual reading?

Mar. 3 at 6:51pm | see this comment in context

I don't have a spiritual reading recommendation -- I am mostly increasing my prayer activity this Lent through the Liturgy of the Hours -- but I wanted to agree with your enthusiasm for Reed of God. It is a great gift as well -- several of my friends and sisters have loved it as well.

Re: Lent as a Season of Love

Mar. 1 at 2:18pm | see this comment in context

Katie -- I kind of felt the same way this Lent -- about a month ago Western Chauvinist mentioned that the Catholics at Ricochet might not have been "raptured" if they all disappeared in late February. I argued with God and myself for some weeks before I decieded to do it... and I have so much more time for the people and things I really love (and also for the laundry, which I love less but need to do more...)

And Teresa -- I was trying to explain this very thing to my children yesterday. Being a leap year, we all enjoyed singing the song from Pirates of Penzance yesterday, "A paradox, a paradox, a most ingenious paradox..." I explained to them the Christian paradox, that in death we have new life, that in dying we rise, that in obedience we find freedom, and that in libertinism we find slavery, etc.

Re: The Personhood of Human Embryos

Mar. 1 at 1:27pm | see this comment in context

Samantha -- on what grounds did the courts rule for the father? I would guess it would be something like he would be made a father without his willing it -- which is almost like the grounds for abortion, right? that women should not be "forced" to bear children they don't want?

Re: Ronda Chervin's conversion story

Jan. 27 at 5:01pm | see this comment in context

Katie van Schaijik, Jan. 24 at 8:24pm

David Moss is also a friend of ours.  One of these days, Colleen, we're bound to bump into each other somewhere, don't you think?

.I surely hope so. God is good! and there are no coincidences in this world.

Re: Ronda Chervin's conversion story

Jan. 24 at 8:05pm | see this comment in context

I have met Ronda through her friend Marti Armstrong. She was at the baptism/entrance into the church of my good friend  and her family in Poughkeepsie. I also know of her through the Hebrew Catholic group founded by Dave Moss. 

May she prosper and continue doing the work of the Lord!

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