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1 posted on 02/18/2013 7:31:59 AM PST by rhema
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To: rhema
the Catholic Church is not going to change
Well that is the point of the whole thing really isn't it. Does truth change? Only for moral relativness adherents.
2 posted on 02/18/2013 7:40:09 AM PST by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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HEAR HEAR !!!!


3 posted on 02/18/2013 7:40:30 AM PST by raygunfan
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To: Salvation
While most editorial pages have spent the last eight years harping on Catholic social teaching and running hit pieces on bishops and the pope, Benedict has been filling the ranks with shepherds who will continue the church’s 2,000-plus year tradition of holding firm on the most important social issues.
4 posted on 02/18/2013 7:41:08 AM PST by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: lightman; SmithL
Our call to live counter-culturally is as old as the church itself. We believe in a God who lived among us, died for us, and showed us the way to live lives of courage and conviction – whatever our culture. Catholics are called, yes, to engage with the society around them, but not to adapt ourselves to the popular sentiments of our time.

ELCA leaders couldn't translate that last sentence. They lack a biblical lexicon to do so.

5 posted on 02/18/2013 7:44:48 AM PST by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: rhema

“non-celibate priests. . .”

This is always a good one. As if a man has to be married to keep him from molesting the vulnerable.

How about the Boy Scouts only accept married men, under that auspice? No that’s a completely different subject. that’s under the file “how to undermine the US military and everything that makes it good. It’s where they WANT to pervert the young.

Oh.


6 posted on 02/18/2013 7:56:15 AM PST by stanne
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To: rhema
just don’t seem to understand is that church teachings on these issues are unchangeable

The Catholic Church would destroy its claim of authority if it changed doctrine.

However, the rule of clerical celibacy is a law and not a doctrine. Exceptions to this rule are evident from the founding of the church until today.

This traditional practice is unlikely to change, and I'm not suggesting that it should, I'm merely pointing out that it could.

7 posted on 02/18/2013 8:11:55 AM PST by Tao Yin
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To: rhema
old man river
8 posted on 02/18/2013 8:13:56 AM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (The)
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To: rhema

Thank God it will not change. It’s the world that needs to change, not the church.


9 posted on 02/18/2013 8:29:02 AM PST by Clintons Are White Trash (Lynn Stewart, Helen Thomas, Rosie ODonnell, Maureen Dowd, Medea Benjamin - The Axis of Ugly)
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To: rhema

Changing basic tenets of the faith is not positive but instead an admission of gross error in the past. In fact is is an admission of lack of inspiration and divine guidance.

The Mormons have that issue directly confronting them now. They are being forced to admit that Joseph Smith was a charleton.

Life is basic to Christianity. Abandon it knowingly and you abandon Christianity

That would be a sad day for Catholicism


10 posted on 02/18/2013 8:30:45 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: rhema

Changing basic tenets of the faith is not positive but instead an admission of gross error in the past. In fact is is an admission of lack of inspiration and divine guidance.

The Mormons have that issue directly confronting them now. They are being forced to admit that Joseph Smith was a charleton.

Life is basic to Christianity. Abandon it knowingly and you abandon Christianity

That would be a sad day for Catholicism


11 posted on 02/18/2013 8:31:31 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: rhema
the Catholic Church is not going to change its teaching on any of the fun stuff (contraception, female “ordination,” homosexuality, abortion, etc.) with the next pope.

Agreed

Nor will it ever.

Would not be too sure about that (see: The Boy Scouts will never allow gay Scoutmasters)


13 posted on 02/18/2013 9:19:10 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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