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Iím Still Not Going Back to the Catholic Church: Pope Francis only confirms my decision to leave
TIME ^ | 09/30/2013 | Rod Dreher

Posted on 09/30/2013 9:37:55 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Edited on 09/30/2013 9:38:32 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Itís not hard to understand why people are so excited about Pope Francis. Since his sensational interview last week, many have said that with his personal warmth and determination to put doctrine in the background, Francis is just the man to bring a lot of fallen-away Catholics back into the church.


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TOPICS: Catholic; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: catholic; popefrancis
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To: BJ1; Sans-Culotte

RE: LOL I come to FR for the comments of course. And it’s priceless to see the writer of the article get bashed for something he didn’t say/mean.

I tried to post the standard 300 word limit provided by FR, but my post was CUT by the mods to a single short paragraph for the reason that TIME magazine must be excerpted.

So, People MUST read the article before commenting or they’ll be attacking a strawman.


41 posted on 09/30/2013 1:51:56 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: onedoug

Yes. He calls it the beginning of wisdom.


42 posted on 09/30/2013 2:21:15 PM PDT by bubbacluck (America 180)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Dear Mrs. Don-o,

“I am quite convinced that he was wrong to leave the Catholic Church, but I nevertheless consider him eminently worth listening to.”

Gotta disagree with you there.

Rod is a drama queen, pure and simple.

He was a bit of an embarrassment when he was Catholic. I can't say I don't harbor a little secret joy that he's unburdened us with his departure.


sitetest

43 posted on 09/30/2013 2:21:37 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Vigilanteman
Dear Rod Dreher:

Coming Home Network


44 posted on 09/30/2013 3:18:10 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: sitetest
De gustibus...

Guess I'll just have to pray him back into the Church, no thanks to you! :op

45 posted on 09/30/2013 5:16:50 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Jesus, my Lord, my God, my all.)
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To: steve86

At the risk of Jesuit casuistry, I only know that for *me* to miss Mass for that reason would be a sin—but that of course assumes a somewhat grating but not heinously offensive Mass. Others’ mileage may vary.

It is truly demonic. I can’t stand the architecture of these churches anymore....where they throw a couple of statues up somewhere as a mere sop to some some pretense of Catholicism, when meanwhile the whole focus of the structure is on itself “Look at me! I’m an interesting building!” rather than on the altar/tabernacle.


46 posted on 09/30/2013 5:40:04 PM PDT by Claud
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Dear Mrs. Don-o,

Do you pray for hurricanes, too?


sitetest

47 posted on 09/30/2013 6:59:37 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: sitetest
Do gustibus count as hurricanes?

Gusts of up to 100?

48 posted on 09/30/2013 7:35:56 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (What unites us all, of any race, gender, or religion, is that we all believe we are above average.)
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To: SeekAndFind
He sounds like an interesting person. I was saddened to see him described as a contributor to The American Conservative, an anti-Semitic "palaeo" publication.
49 posted on 09/30/2013 9:08:39 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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