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To: american colleen
The Lord cares nothing about "beautiful devotions". This is clear from the NT yet the distinction between grace and the law is often muddied among Catholics. But I have so many issues with Catholic traditions and practices it gives me a headache even trying to organize them.
21 posted on 03/22/2004 7:43:22 AM PST by biblewonk (The only book worth reading, and reading, and reading.)
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To: biblewonk
Like I said, you are off in the weeds.

Is not reading and meditating on the bible a "beautiful devotion" and are we limited to just that? Is it a sin to build a beautiful house of worship fit for a King? Is it a sin to use the most expensive materials available in that worship?

We don't worship the materials, we donate them for the honor of our Saviour and Redeemer. We also clothe and feed and educate the poor, who will always be with us.

22 posted on 03/22/2004 7:51:44 AM PST by american colleen
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To: biblewonk
This is clear from the NT yet the distinction between grace and the law is often muddied among Catholics.

Christ made it clear that when the law is done FOR THE WRONG REASONS is when we run into trouble. Eucharistic Adoration is not done for the wrong reasons nowadays. You don't go there to be seen and it is not required, but done out of love.

And, BTW, the gold thing pretty much comes from Revelation as I understand it.
23 posted on 03/22/2004 8:05:06 AM PST by Desdemona (Music Librarian and provider of cucumber sandwiches, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary. Hats required.)
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To: biblewonk
%%%"But I have so many issues with Catholic traditions and practices it gives me a headache even trying to organize them."%%%

Just consider St. Paul when he states "...faith, hope and love, but the greatest of these is love. Love cures headaches!

Don't let the issues get in your way. We will welcome you at the Gates.

34 posted on 03/22/2004 5:59:21 PM PST by franky (Pray for the souls of the faithful departed. Pray for our own souls to receive the grace of a happy)
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