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Can anyone tell me where I can find a Catholic dictionary online? I know about the Catholic encyclopedia, but am looking for a place where I can get the pronunciations.
Also, how do you pronounce Triduum?
Thanks in advance.
-- Glenn (email@example.com), March 27, 2002
To the top.
-- Glenn (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 27, 2002.
It's tri-(short i) doo-um.
-- Christina (email@example.com), March 27, 2002.
-- Glenn (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 28, 2002.
I have not yet found a genuine English "dictionary" of Catholic terms on the Internet -- complete with pronunciation and derivation of words. However, I have found something pretty nice that almost fits the bill. If you and others have a chance to give it a review, and if it gets "thumbs up," I'll create one of the "link threads" for our reference folder.
I'm speak of a glossary created by the Knights of Columbus's Catholic Information Service. They call it their Word Book. See what you think of it.
God bless you.
-- J. F. Gecik (email@example.com), March 30, 2002.
I never knew that The Knights of Columbus was a Catholic Organization! I learn something new everyday! I had just visited the site that you recommended to Glenn. Interesting. Having just found this out, I have a few questions maybe you can answer; My mother was once a member of the K of C but she is not catholic, what are the requirements to become a member? And also, The K of C is a popular place to go for Bingo, which is a form of gambling, where does the Church stand on gambling? I did look up gambling in the Catechism, but I know several people who have a problem with gambling, one in particular stole money, did not pay utility bills, left her children home alone and went to bingo 5 nights a week, K of C being one of the places. How would the K of C know if the person gambling at bingo is not harming anyone?
Thank you in advance for your response.
-- Kathy (Curious@aol.com), March 30, 2002.
Thanks for the link. I think the site you provided the link for is very interesting. However, I find the Catholic Encyclopia a little more inclusive.
So should you provide a link for this site, someone should also create the link for Catholic Encyclopedia .
Kathy, I will respond to your questions on Tuesday if noone else addresses them.
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit bless everyone!
-- Glenn (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 30, 2002.
I absolutely agree with you, Glenn, that the Encyclopedia is more inclusive -- a LOT more inclusive (if you mean "giving fuller explanations"). I use the Encyclopedia a lot. It is already linked in a "Catholic Resources" thread (http://greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=006HUG).
But I brought up the KofC site because you asked for a "dictionary." The KofC "Word Book" is much more like a "dictionary" than the Encyclopedia is.
Please do answer Kathy, Glenn, because I suspect that you know a lot more about her topics than I do.
-- (email@example.com), March 31, 2002.
Here's a detailed discussion of gambling and what conditions make gambling illicit/sinful.
Gambling, as the term is used today, cannot be always bad. Everything we choose to do involves risk.
1) If I buy a stock, I gamble in the stock market.
2) If I walk out without an umbrella, I gamble with the consequences that it may rain.
3) If I buy an engagement ring, I gamble that my girlfriend may say, "No!"
That said (and the link), you wrote (all in bold):
And also, The K of C is a popular place to go for Bingo, which is a form of gambling, where does the Church stand on gambling?
See the above link.
I did look up gambling in the Catechism, but I know several people who have a problem with gambling, one in particular stole money, did not pay utility bills, left her children home alone and went to bingo 5 nights a week, K of C being one of the places.
There is not a question that gambling is addictive. Go to Las Vegas if you want further proof, and find how many people belong to 12-step programs. It sounds like these seven people became "addicted" to gambling; and this resulted in further sins of stealing and child neglict/abuse. I think that this falls under the "Love one-another" commandment; or, "Thou shalt not steal"--from the child's rights).
How would the K of C know if the person gambling at bingo is not harming anyone?
In a sense, if the person attends these activities anonymously, the K of C will have difficulty "knowing" that the person has a problem. Just as individual citizens are the most important source of information in reporting crimes (not police), we Christians serve as self-policing believers who "look out" for eachother.
In another situation, a person could over-work herself in trying to get in shape at a health club. If she over-does her workouts and land in the hospital, I don't think that it's correct to blame the club for not "watching" the member--the club is not omniscent, even though they clearly exist to better the health of their members.
You and I are our friends' front line for identifying and dealing with any addictions. How have you reacted to the situations of these people?
I'll pray for your friend.
-- (MattElFeo@netscape.net), March 31, 2002.