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To: Constitutions Grandchild
Dear Constitutions Grandchild,

“I have the feeling she is guilty of hearing what she wants to hear.”

That may be, but that wasn't what you said to which I replied.

You originally said:

“I have a feeling she simply shows up at Mass, receives the sacraments and, occasionally, hears someone tell her what is in the Bible and how she should believe it.”

This isn't quite what happens at Mass, and thus, I pointed out what does actually happen at Mass. First, she does not “occasionally” hear “someone tell her what is in the Bible.”

Rather, as often as she goes to Mass, she hears the Word of God, itself. Every time. Not occasionally. Not what someone tells her is in the Bible, but rather, the Word of God, itself.

You may be right that it may go in one ear and out the other, or that in her own mind, she might twist it all around.

But as often as she attends Mass (and I'm made to understand that she attends Mass generally weekly), she directly hears the Word of God.


110 posted on 08/26/2008 4:11:24 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: sitetest
I can't argue with a single thing you pointed out, as I, too, attend Mass with regularity and have taught PSR, cleaned the sanctuary, decorated it for Easter, etc. My husband ran the most successful Sunday School and PSR program in the diocese and we are both very familiar with the cafeteria Catholic mentality.

I do still stand by what I said. Ms. Pelosi shows up, goes through the motions and receives some (not all of the benefits of the sacraments), but hasn't given what she's heard a second thought, or if she has, she has willfully ignored it because it doesn't fit her idea of “how we can do better.”

This will be my last reply to you on this issue. Egan and others have it right. Ms. Pelosi has it wrong. She's either handicapped with “tin eared” syndrome or deliberately “tone deaf”. Not my call to make.

Apparently, she stands by her comments, as I will by mine.

167 posted on 08/27/2008 8:45:09 AM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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