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To: NYer
If memory serves the Pope just issued a blistering edict to Israel during it's recent run in with Hezbolah. Isn't the new Pope from Germany? The Church should have saved it's recent apology to the Jews for it's actions during WW2, it really rings hollow. Given the Catholic Church's present obvious preference regarding Israels existence, which it flatly denies has anything to do with God's will or fulfillment of prophecy to say moral clarity is lacking here is an understatement.

As for the actions of other denominations regarding child abuse, they do not make it a common practice to hire priests with a certain sexual bent.
37 posted on 09/10/2006 6:28:13 PM PDT by MissAmericanPie
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To: MissAmericanPie
The Church should have saved it's recent apology to the Jews for it's actions during WW2

Why should we apologize for saving between 700,000 and 860,000 Jewish lives? (See the books by Pinchas Lapide, former Israeli ambassador to Italy, and Rabbi David Dalin for details. Note also that Pope Pius XII was eulogized for his actions during the war by none other than Golda Meir, at that time Israeli ambassador to the UN; later Prime Minister.)

You really shouldn't believe every lie you hear from the left about the Catholic Church. That really makes you no better than those who believe every lie they hear about the Jews. We call those people "anti-Semites". Do you think the same kind of bigotry against Catholics is cleaner or more wholesome?

Given the Catholic Church's present obvious preference regarding Israels existence, which it flatly denies has anything to do with God's will or fulfillment of prophecy

We aren't dispensationalists, which is to say that we take the same view of Scripture on the subject of the relationship of the Church with Israel that all of the reformers took, and all of Christendom took until the 1820's.

they do not make it a common practice to hire priests with a certain sexual bent.

It seems to me that the Vatican said flatly that homosexuals were not to be admitted to the seminary back in the early 1960's. That edict was not obeyed by the American bishops. Perhaps if they had been a little more Roman Catholic, and a little less American ... ???

38 posted on 09/10/2006 6:45:06 PM PDT by Campion ("I am so tired of you, liberal church in America" -- Mother Angelica, 1993)
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To: MissAmericanPie; NYer
"Given the Catholic Church's present obvious preference regarding Israels existence, which it flatly denies has anything to do with God's will or fulfillment of prophecy to say moral clarity is lacking here is an understatement."

I got news for ya sister: the Orthodox Church does not view Israel's existence as a "fulfillment of prophecy" either. That is a uniquely Protestant misconception, the byproduct of a recycled heresy.

Since you are neither Catholic nor Orthodox, this thread is of no concern to you. Do us a courtesy: butt out.

39 posted on 09/10/2006 7:28:40 PM PDT by monkfan
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