Paul Sofranko

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  • I risk convincing @jesspinosa that I’ll be doing this some day 😉 but I stumbled across this site while searching for MORE YouTube videos on the Camino. I just started watching these, but apparently these two Catholic women from Poland did the Way in 2016 and filmed a video for each day! (For those who might not be able to actually do it in real life, like me, I suppose! LOL) Anyway, there’s a link to their main site : http://www.saintmaxmedia.org and all their videos (they have more stuff than just Camino vids.). One thing I like about these, is that they’re unabashedly CATHOLIC (at least so far.) References to starting out the day first b visiting Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, gratitude to the Blessed Mother for the weather and the like. Right now I’m on the second video (Day 1 of their journey)

  • Jess Espinosa mentioned 2 people 1 year, 9 months ago

    @vickyusa @sobercatholic – How are you? Been praying for you.

  • Paul Sofranko posted an update in the group Group logo of A Feast of SaintsA Feast of Saints 1 year, 10 months ago

  • Sorry, but it\’s been over a month since i last was here. Certain reasons I won\’t get into but mostly illness. On December 18th I was hospitalized from the ER with a staph infection in my bloodstream (from an infected cut in my arm) which carried the infection to my heart and lungs. I have pneumonia, which might be lessening. The wound in the arm is healing from the operation done to take care of the infected cut. Septic emboli (use Google) were found in lungs and they also feared for the heart, but the ol\’ ticker is fine.

    I was discharged from the hospital on Christmas Eve and have been home since. My wife is taking great care of me, giving me my antibiotics (via IV flush) and making certain I am taking my respiration meds (I was on a nebulizer several times a day for breathing, which is still a little difficult, now I\’m just on an inhaler for that.

    I am expected to be home from work for at least six weeks (till mid-February.)

    As I said, breathing is difficult at times, but much better. I am mostly very fatigued (all I want to do is nap) and my vision is a little blurry. Mostly, but not always in the evenings. The tiredness is a side effect of the antibiotics (every 8 hours) and the vision from the breathing treatment.

  • Jess Espinosa mentioned Paul Sofranko in a public message 1 year, 11 months ago

    @sobercatholic – Paul, have you received the 2017 MI prayer intentions yet? Their website still has the 2016 one, and I have not received anything in the mail.

  • Hipster Nativity set.

  • Norm mentioned 5 people 2 years ago

    I posted this yesterday but in the event you missed it, and have access to EWTN, in a few hours EWTN will broadcast a film I made on a fascinating and holy priest whose cause for beatification is being considered by the Los Angeles diocese.

    It’s screening today – November 18th at 8:00 PM ET (convert that to your time zone)

    The ANGEL OF BISCAY
    THE LIFE AND MESSAGE OF FR. ALOYSIUS ELLACURIA CMF

    “This film tells the story of the ‘Fatima priest’, Fr. Aloysius Ellacuria CMF, and traces his fascinating life journey from his Basque home in Northern Spain to the United States, Mexico and Portugal, illustrating the character, mission, and spirituality of this remarkable priest who changed the lives of so many…”

    @eileen33 @jesspinosa @thomase @sharyn @sobercatholic @st-therese-2 and others I would love it if you could make the screening. 🙂

  • @sobercatholic Howdy Paul, Thanks for being my friend. Your email address so facinated me, I just had to be friends with you.. Would it bore you witless, if I commented on your email address pls? Please let me know. My friends all interesting people, I try to match them, failing miserably. Looking forward to hearing from you again. God Bless, your new friend, Robert

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    • I’m an alcoholic who’s been sober for nearly 14 1/2 years. I write a blog on my recovery and my Faith at http://sobercatholic.com. So, my email and username are just connected to the blog and my online avocation!

      Comment away!

      • God Bless you Paul. Before 1984 I was , I suppose,alcoholic, a geat supporter of the Sergeants’ Mess in Army reserve, which entailed consumptiuon of large amounts of beer(our beer 5%). No trouble to down 750 mil of vodka in a night, etc etc. Also smoked approx 60 Camels daily9 the only cigarette which has picture of manufacturer on the packet.
        When my first wife was being wheeled into surgery for cancer investigation, I said “Dear Lord, if she comes out of this alive, I’ll never smoke again”.Dawn did come out alive, be it that she did have cancer. I immediately tossed packet of Camels and lighter inte waste paper bin, never touched a smoke again, no cravings, no gain of weight etc. Went over to West Australia for our daughter to care for her. On New Years Eve 1984 she asked me not to drink again, so that night I had a New Year drink with my in-laws, Baileys Irish Cream, that was my last drink. In early 90’s I met a seminarian, whose mother(I think) was connected to the Association of the Pioneers Total Abstainance Society of Jesus, which title means what it says. An official of the Pioneers told me some time ago that numbers of members are dwindling. Thirtyone years without a drink, five pubs went broke, a brewery two closed. Hope this comment didn’t bore you too…[Read more]

        • Not boring at all! Inspiring!

          • Thanks Paul for your reply, hope you can relate my experience with weed, grog to another soul who may be a liker of these two, it may help. Best wishes , and God Bless, Bob

          • G’day Paul, wishing the Seasons Greetings, not too cold i hope.We’re in the middle of a heat wave over here(OZ).You’d think that the heat would make one miss the burn of a bitterly cold Fourex sliding down the throat, believe me pls, it doesn’t. Keep weel have agreat Christmas, Bob

            • Hi Bob! Sorry I haven’t been around to reply, but I’ve been ill. Rather than have you search for my recent Update detailing it, I’ll paste it here:

              “Sorry, but it’s been over a month since i last was here. Certain reasons I won’t get into but mostly illness. On December 18th I was hospitalized from the ER with a staph infection in my bloodstream (from an infected cut in my arm) which carried the infection to my heart and lungs. I have pneumonia, which might be lessening. The wound in the arm is healing from the operation done to take care of the infected cut. Septic emboli (use Google) were found in lungs and they also feared for the heart, but the ol’ ticker is fine.

              I was discharged from the hospital on Christmas Eve and have been home since. My wife is taking great care of me, giving me my antibiotics (via IV flush) and making certain I am taking my respiration meds (I was on a nebulizer several times a day for breathing, which is still a little difficult, now I’m just on an inhaler for that.

              I am expected to be home from work for at least six weeks (till mid-February.)

              As I said, breathing is difficult at times, but much better. I am mostly very fatigued (all I want to do is nap) and my vision is a little blurry. Mostly, but not always in the evenings. The…[Read more]

  • @sobercatholic I don\’t know how it happened, but I\’m happy to have you as a friend, Paul. Thank you!

  • Paul Sofranko posted an update in the group Group logo of USA NetworkUSA Network 2 years ago

    Bye! See ya! Adios!

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    • Norm replied 2 years ago

      Seriously? This is like a US version of Brexit.

      • Everyone threatens to secede at one time or another. Texas wanted to after Obama was elected (or after Obamacare was passed, I forget.)

  • Paul Sofranko posted an update in the group Group logo of USA NetworkUSA Network 2 years ago

    Bye-bye!

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    • Norm replied 2 years ago

      Times are changing… I was thinking… How about the White House move to Texas?

  • Norm posted an update in the group Group logo of Awestruck Q&AAwestruck Q&A 2 years ago

    An old feature has been fixed and has now returned! Hover over someone\’s profile photo and you will see some basic info on them and the \”add friend\” button. Please use it! @anastpaul @crisriego @eileen33 @barbmcg @sobercatholic @lyanness and others

  • Paul Sofranko posted an update 2 years ago

    Almost over…just one more day… and then the election is over…

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    • …and my guy didn’t win… (Of course, I voted third-party as I can’t stand Donald OR Hillary. Minor parties NEVER win, but do provide a moral option…))

    • I live in New York State, where Hillary was going to win no matter WHAT she did. Someone could present evidence of her having been a card-carrying member of the Communist Party or a photo of her roasting small children, and she STILL would have won. Under our electoral rules (the Electoral College) it was safe for me to vote third party. We essentially have no “national popular vote.” (Which is as it should be.)

  • Paul Sofranko posted an update in the group Group logo of Militia of the ImmaculataMilitia of the Immaculata 2 years ago

    2017 Prayer Intentions are out!

  • :hi:

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