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To: marshmallow
If Kung and those who commit serious sins like his (denial of a “divinely revealed dogma” is considered a serious sin within Catholic teaching is it not?) are kept within the fold then why should not the charge of hypocrisy be laid against Benedict, et al.?

How can the Catholic faithful be expected to be four square and solidly against abortion when a pro abortion priest is allowed to work in it's support for years quite openly and freely?

My Catholic relatives and I have this discussion often and they too wonder why the wolves are left among the flock despite the Biblical injunction to remove the wicked from the church and the demand for shepherds to be of good reputation.
Since they get no better answers from the hierarchy than you have given many are now ex-Catholics.

35 posted on 10/07/2012 9:11:10 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change
Indeed.

We'll talk again in the future, no doubt, on another thread on another day, when the theme is the historical brutality of the Church against its enemies, real or perceived.

For today however, we'll be weak, vacillating hypocrites who wink at evil and are afraid to confront it.

Your concern is, nevertheless, appreciated.

36 posted on 10/07/2012 9:26:54 AM PDT by marshmallow (.)
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