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To: netmilsmom

Very good! People do want to be told the truth.

That doesn’t mean they’re going to like it after years of listening to untruths (or, more often, hearing nothing at all). We had a parish priest who gave a homily about contraception and sterilization a few years ago and the pastor told him he was never to discuss these things again, because he had received so many irate calls from parishioners. (Also, I don’t think the pastor himself supported the Church’s teachings.)

So it does take a priest with courage to start talking about these things, but once they do, people respond.


15 posted on 01/29/2012 8:30:19 AM PST by livius
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To: livius

I have to say that one of the reasons why our Pastor is so strong is because he is native Slovak. He lived under communism and knows what is important.


16 posted on 01/29/2012 8:41:07 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: livius; netmilsmom
"People do want to be told the truth."

"...and the pastor told him he was never to discuss these things again, because he had received so many irate calls from parishioners."

So which is it?

17 posted on 01/29/2012 8:42:30 AM PST by smvoice (Better Buck up, Buttercup. The wailing and gnashing is for an eternity..)
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