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To: Coleus

I feel very sorry for that poor lady, and for some freepers who have said similar things over the years.

The Church is the Church is the Church, no matter how delinquent to bishops may be, and no matter how many bad and dissident chatechists, and no matter how many heretic priests like Fr. Pfleger.

Unfortunately, the Conference of Bishops is still somewhere out in the wilderness. Their most recent statement strongly condemned abortion as an intrinsic evil—good. But it several times equated abortion with “racism”—bad.

Let’s get it straight. Racism is bad, but there are degrees of it. Even the malign racism of someone who hates blacks and says so—something I have never actually heard anyone say—is not equivalent to someone who goes around KILLING blacks. And only killing blacks is the moral equivalent of killing babies. A little stupid racism is in no way equivalent to abortion.

But the bishops, once again, have said that it is, thus offering cover to heretics like Fr. Pfleger. I said as much on the thread discussing the bishops’ latest pronouncement. There is NO DOUBT in my mind that the more liberal bishops in the conference insisted on sticking that racism clause into the document several times, for exactly that purpose—to obfuscate, and to give moral cover to their dissident Catholic pals.

But let he return to where I started. That is no reason to leave Christ’s Church, because some of His servants have betrayed Him and neglected their plain duty. Stay, and pray, and if your parish is so bad that the sacraments probably aren’t valid, go to the neighboring parish.


18 posted on 06/26/2008 7:44:44 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

That’s what happens when church members aren’t given the right to dismiss their own preachers.


23 posted on 06/26/2008 7:56:06 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: Cicero

That’s what happens when church members aren’t given the right to dismiss their own preachers.


24 posted on 06/26/2008 7:56:06 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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