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Publisher Owned by Catholic Church Reportedly Selling Porn Novels
Foxnews ^ | 11/06/2011 | Tony Paterson

Posted on 11/07/2011 12:57:50 AM PST by ME-262

Edited on 11/07/2011 4:27:35 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Germany's biggest Catholic-owned publishing house has been rocked by disclosures that it has been selling thousands of pornographic novels with titles such as Sluts Boarding School and Lawyer's Whore with the full assent of the country's leading bishops.


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TOPICS: Catholic; General Discusssion; Humor; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: germany; great; of; rome; whore
The great Whore of Rome can still get her freak on.
1 posted on 11/07/2011 12:57:55 AM PST by ME-262
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To: ME-262

The fundie haters never sleep.


2 posted on 11/07/2011 1:03:01 AM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81
First I've ever heard a Catholic referred to as a fundie.

That was always reserved for us independent Baptists.

3 posted on 11/07/2011 1:11:53 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf

If you think the original poster is Catholic, I have a bridge for sale.


4 posted on 11/07/2011 1:13:48 AM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: ME-262
Romney sat on the Board of Marriott hotels, when they supplied porn to their guests.

Marriott stopped the money-making practice around the time Romney declared his candidacy.

Another step toward Romney 2012: Marriott bans porn

5 posted on 11/07/2011 1:14:11 AM PST by syriacus (Romney looks good in his Hallowe'en costume - dressed like a Conservative. TRICK OR TREAT?)
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To: buccaneer81
I haven't read the article, just your comment, so I assumed you were denegrating the author for your support of Catholics.

If I'm confused, I'll listen.

6 posted on 11/07/2011 1:17:40 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: ME-262
Personally, I find this humorous.
Not saying I agree with it. But still, IMO its funny.

Somebody had to knew where the money was coming from...."Brother Hubert! Can you explain these deposits to the Council!"...heh heh heh.
7 posted on 11/07/2011 1:21:01 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: ME-262

I’m not Catholic, but can you explain your comment #1?

If you really meant to call the Catholic Church the whore of rome, I’m hitting abuse.

Or you can do it yourself.


8 posted on 11/07/2011 1:24:14 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: ME-262; buccaneer81
For you, ME-262 --> Baptist preacher pleads guilty to child porn

The Great whore of Anabaptistville, eh?

9 posted on 11/07/2011 1:27:36 AM PST by Cronos
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To: Cronos; buccaneer81; Gamecock

Any relation to the “Lawyer’s Whore”?

(Some may call that is a bit redundant).

Look for my upcoming title, “Lawyer’s Whore Does Rome, Constantinople and Geneva, aka Rochelle Rochelle, A Young Girl’s Erotic Journey from Moscow to Minsk.”


10 posted on 11/07/2011 1:35:34 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido; buccaneer81
Thank you for that, Larry. By pointing out that insults help no-one you help us Catholic posters realize that not all our non-Catholic brethren are "burn 'em Caflix" -- we can debate and argue civilly and further the work of Our Lord

This article points out how the bishops got greedy and allowed Weltbild in 1998 (actually the question of how much actual control the bishop's have is unanswered) to merge with other publishing houses that sold such magazines

Was this stupid of the bishops? Yes. What the heck is a religious publishing house doing getting involved in mergers? And if it got involved in a "merger" doesn't that mean that the stock and ownership was diluted?

too many questions

11 posted on 11/07/2011 1:44:44 AM PST by Cronos
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To: Cronos

Exactly.


12 posted on 11/07/2011 1:50:34 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido
The story speaks for itself. Since my religious affiliation is being requested (for some sort of counter attack I presume), I'll humor y'all with it. I am a Fundie (of sorts)! I try to stick to the Bible and do not belong to any particular denomination. My ancestry is Anabaptist on my father's side and Separatist on my mother's. The Catholic church killed many of my saintly ancestors and actively persecuted many of the rest for their adherence to biblical teachings as they perceived them and their refusal to recant the truth they believed.

In answer to your question: I was just joking Larry, don't "abuse" me. The Catholic "universal" church which killed my Christ following ancestors down through the ages should not be confused with the Great Whore of Rome that counterfeit church that is drunk on the blood of the saints down through the ages. Obviously that must refer to some other large church organization based in Rome, but I can see how you could make the mistake. ;)

On a side note I led my son in a prayer for Christ's salvation on what is now yesterday. And he is now praying for the soul of his toddler brother, and Kindergarten classmates.

13 posted on 11/07/2011 2:12:40 AM PST by ME-262 (We need Term Limits for the federal house and senate. We need new Bums up there.)
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To: ME-262
The publisher's website also pictures the titles' lascivious dust jackets that feature colour photographs of scantily clad women in high heels and erotic underwear.

So does Victoria Secret...

14 posted on 11/07/2011 2:16:21 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: ME-262
The Fox story links to The Independent where this comment appeared:

“But Bernhard Müller, editor of the Catholic magazine PUR, dismissed the clerics’ reaction as grossly hypocritical. He alleged that the pornography scandal at Weltbild had been going on for at least a decade with the Church's full knowledge. Mr Müller said that in 2008, a group of concerned Catholics had sent bishops a 70-page document containing irrefutable evidence that Weltbild published books that promoted pornography, Satanism and magic. They demanded that the publisher withdraw the titles.”

Is there a pattern here?

15 posted on 11/07/2011 3:28:32 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Sluts Boarding School and Lawyer’s Whore are up for Pullitzers. ;’) Thanks ME-262.


16 posted on 11/07/2011 3:37:28 AM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Cronos

Point well made. Kudos. Sinners abound in all denominations.


17 posted on 11/07/2011 4:45:21 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: ME-262

Most know that since Vatican II that the Catholic Church isn’t catholic anymore.


18 posted on 11/07/2011 4:47:30 AM PST by IbJensen (What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.)
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To: ME-262

“killed many of my saintly ancestors and actively persecuted “ — so too did Lutherans and Calvinists. And, how many of your “ancestors” believed in Unitarian etc. views as they progressed?


19 posted on 11/07/2011 4:59:19 AM PST by Cronos
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To: ME-262

And of course you mean the Whore of Rome, Georgia.


20 posted on 11/07/2011 5:00:04 AM PST by Cronos
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To: SunkenCiv
Sluts Boarding School and Lawyer’s Whore are up for Pullitzers. ;’)

That would be the hard-copies....not the DVDs.

21 posted on 11/07/2011 5:24:15 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: ME-262
Out of Christian charity -- though you probably don't think I'm a Christian -- I deleted a nasty response that I was going to send.

Rome is not Germany, Germany is not Rome, and the German bishops and German church are hardly a paragon of obedience to Rome, for the most part.

22 posted on 11/07/2011 5:37:08 AM PST by Campion ("It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins." -- Franklin)
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To: ME-262

I find this hard to believe.


23 posted on 11/07/2011 5:51:49 AM PST by buffaloguy
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To: Cronos

Why did you have to bring Bertha into this argument?


24 posted on 11/07/2011 7:02:17 AM PST by jettester (I got paid to break 'em - not fly 'em)
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To: syriacus
Romney sat on the Board of Marriott hotels, when they supplied porn to their guests.

"...the board, in what appears to be a transparent attempt to boost Mitt's chances in 2012, has decided to drop porn from its new properties, and intends to phase out porn in existing hotels starting in 2013. That's a convenient date — if Romney fails in his White House bid, the board can phase it right back in."
-- Marriott board helps fellow Mormon Romney -- gives up porn

25 posted on 11/07/2011 2:54:48 PM PST by Alex Murphy (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2703506/posts?page=518#518)
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To: knarf

Are you sure he wasn’t referring to those folks living on the bay separating New Brunswick from Nova Scotia? I’ve always hated them (for living in such a really neat place).


26 posted on 11/07/2011 3:02:41 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: ME-262
I try to stick to the Bible

The Bible tells you to go to Church. Obviously you skipped that as well as many other parts of Scripture.

By the way genius, the Vatican isn't in Rome. All of those killers in your past apparently burned all of your maps, atlases, globes and geography books in addition to slaughtering your ancestors.

27 posted on 11/07/2011 8:19:20 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: A.A. Cunningham
Dear A.A. Cunningham,

I said "I try to stick to the Bible and do not belong to any particular denomination."
You said "The Bible tells you to go to Church. Obviously you skipped that as well as many other parts of Scripture."
Is it that your reading comprehension is low, or are you prone to foolishly go off on people? I happen to regularly attend a church, which just like myself, does not belong to any particular denomination.

You said "By the way genius, the Vatican isn't in Rome."
The encyclopedia says "Vatican City is a landlocked sovereign city-state whose territory consists of a walled enclave within the city of Rome, Italy."
I'm glad you could acknowledged my genius and put forth your ignorance all within a single statement. It was both kind and concise of you. Nitpicking is best when you save it for actual mistakes.

Perhaps you could first inform the folks in the Vatican of their error. It would seem the SEE OF ROME (AKA the Catholic Church) might need your maps, atlases, globes and geography books. Perhaps you agree with me that the pope should not be claiming the title of "Bishop of Rome"? And the Vatican's website should stop calling that poor lost man the "Roman pontiff". Doesn't he know the Vatican isn't in Rome?

Ah Cunningham, You tickle me with your foolish banter.

28 posted on 11/08/2011 2:17:58 AM PST by ME-262 (We need Term Limits for the federal house and senate. We need new Bums up there.)
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To: ME-262

Pornographic novels? What? They’re filled with quotations of “(o)(o)”? That’s the dumbest hype I’ve ever heard of.


29 posted on 11/19/2011 3:13:15 PM PST by dangus
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