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Georgia Catholic dioceses ban guns, knives from church facilities
Catholic Review ^ | 7/21/14 | Andrew Nelson

Posted on 07/21/2014 6:47:28 AM PDT by Welchie25

Guns and other weapons are officially unwelcome at Catholic churches, schools and other buildings owned, leased or operated by the Archdiocese of Atlanta and the Diocese of Savannah in Georgia.

Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory and Savannah Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer issued a decree prohibiting guns and knives with blades longer than 5 inches from parishes, churches, schools, administrative offices and other buildings owned or used by the Catholic community effective July 1.

In a statement, the bishops said Catholic places of worship are sanctuaries where “ways of peace and reconciliation” should be the rule.

“This decree is rooted in the belief that our churches and other places of worship are intended to be sanctuaries - holy sites where people come to pray and to worship God. In this nation of ours, they have seldom been the locations where violence has disrupted the otherwise peaceful atmosphere. Should it be necessary, we will seek the assistance of trained law enforcement personnel for protection, but among ourselves we will first seek ways of peace and reconciliation.”

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: catholic; church; georgia; weapons

1 posted on 07/21/2014 6:47:28 AM PDT by Welchie25
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To: Welchie25

What is their policy on homosexual priests and homosexual marriage?


2 posted on 07/21/2014 6:49:19 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Welchie25

Free-Gun zones attract killers looking for easy prey...


3 posted on 07/21/2014 6:51:56 AM PDT by Mechanicos (When did we amend the Constitution for a 2nd Federal Prohibition?)
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To: Welchie25

4 posted on 07/21/2014 6:52:12 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Welchie25

......and when the Muzzies attack??

WHAT THEN??


5 posted on 07/21/2014 6:55:07 AM PDT by Flintlock (islam is a LIE, mohamuud a PEDOPHILE, sharia is POISON.)
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To: Welchie25

Not smart!


6 posted on 07/21/2014 6:56:34 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Welchie25

And what if one of the parishioners is a policeman, who carries when off duty (sometimes mandatory)?


7 posted on 07/21/2014 7:00:13 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob
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To: Welchie25
issued a decree prohibiting guns and knives with blades longer than 5 inches from parishes, churches, schools, administrative

Statist morons They have a lot in common with zero.

I wonder what their policy is on pedophiles and former bishop's girlfriends and illegitimate chillins?

8 posted on 07/21/2014 7:00:57 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Welchie25

Well....

THAT’s just effing brilliant, isn’t it...

Way to go, Archbishop... way to turn your “flock” into REAL Sheep.

Ignore him and carry anyway.


9 posted on 07/21/2014 7:01:23 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Welchie25

Pretty soon and after another of these pronouncements , there will be nobody going to church.


10 posted on 07/21/2014 7:01:56 AM PDT by chatham
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To: chatham

So the 4th Degree Honor Guard is no longer welcome?


11 posted on 07/21/2014 7:03:35 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy

Very good point. And if you have been in a parish kitchen, how many knives longer than 5 inches can you find? Answer: LOTS; most of them dull.


12 posted on 07/21/2014 7:09:18 AM PDT by Andyman (The truth shall make you FReep.)
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To: Welchie25

stupid stupid, I know where the next mass killing is going to be


13 posted on 07/21/2014 7:11:23 AM PDT by dila813
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To: Welchie25

The Catholic Church has always leaned Dementocrat. Not surprised in the least that they would be willing to have their congregation murdered.


14 posted on 07/21/2014 7:11:33 AM PDT by Objective Scrutator (All liberals are criminals, and all criminals are liberals)
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To: Welchie25

The bishops are going to have to search all the parish kitchens for those eeevil chef’s knives and caving knives, almost all of which have blades running between 8” and 12.”


15 posted on 07/21/2014 7:13:27 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: Welchie25

Did they ban elephants also?


16 posted on 07/21/2014 7:17:17 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Seen locally:


17 posted on 07/21/2014 7:21:40 AM PDT by Lee N. Field ("How can there be peace when the sorceries and whordoms of your mother TBN are so many?")
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To: Welchie25
Guns and other weapons are officially unwelcome at Catholic churches, schools and other buildings owned, leased or operated by the Archdiocese of Atlanta and the Diocese of Savannah in Georgia. Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory and Savannah Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer issued a decree prohibiting guns and knives with blades longer than 5 inches from parishes, churches, schools, administrative offices and other buildings owned or used by the Catholic community effective July 1.

In unrelated news, the monies collected during mass for "Catholic Charities" have been stolen from the parish offices....

18 posted on 07/21/2014 7:23:05 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Alex Murphy

Does that sign have any legal standing? In some states it does, in others like colorado, only if you are discovered and don’t leave when asked.


19 posted on 07/21/2014 7:33:31 AM PDT by bravo whiskey (we shouldn't fear the government. the government should fear us.)
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To: Welchie25

How much did the Mormons and Baptists have to pay those Catholic “leaders” to drive members of the Catholic Church to their facilities?


20 posted on 07/21/2014 7:36:43 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est. Because of what Islam is - and for what Muslims do.)
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To: Gaffer

Queers, in the priesthood or out, prefer attacks to be done “with a friendly weapon” rather than a nasty, violent Gun! /snark


21 posted on 07/21/2014 7:39:16 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est. Because of what Islam is - and for what Muslims do.)
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To: GladesGuru

Yes...even if they participants are little boys.


22 posted on 07/21/2014 7:42:10 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Welchie25

T-hey ban it.... I keep it concealed. I think those two can coexist.


23 posted on 07/21/2014 7:44:10 AM PDT by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: Welchie25

Archdiocese of Atlanta
2401 Lake Park Drive, S.E.
Smyrna, GA 30080
archatl.com/
Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory
Archbishop of Atlanta

Bishop David P. Talley
Auxiliary Bishop of Atlanta

Bishop Luis R. Zarama
Auxiliary Bishop of Atlanta

Diocese of Savannah
601 East Liberty Street
Savannah, GA 31401-5196
diosav.org/. . . Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer OFM Conv
Bishop of Savannah

Bishop J. Kevin Boland
Bishop Emeritus of Savannah

Bishop Raymond W. Lessard
Bishop Emeritus of Savannah


24 posted on 07/21/2014 7:45:29 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Alex Murphy; MinuteGal

Calling all martyrs. See you Sunday at Mass. Maybe there will even be a Mass shooting to make your martyrdom all the more significant.


25 posted on 07/21/2014 7:45:53 AM PDT by flaglady47 (The useful idiots always go first)
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To: Lee N. Field

Looks like no nominally Christian group has a lock on stupidity.


26 posted on 07/21/2014 7:46:08 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: Mechanicos

What I was thinking. They are asking for trouble.


27 posted on 07/21/2014 7:47:55 AM PDT by MamaB (Ndd)
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To: Welchie25

http://www.archatl.com/


28 posted on 07/21/2014 7:48:53 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Welchie25

This is not a good idea .. does anybody remember the woman who was “concealed carrying” on a Sunday morning .. when a man tried to shoot up the church .. and she stopped it ..!!


29 posted on 07/21/2014 7:54:08 AM PDT by CyberAnt (True the Vote: " MY AMERICA, ... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: Welchie25

It is P.C. short-sightedness and an invitation for a deranged psycho to “exorcise his demons” via violent, mass-murder.

But like it or not, it’s their “house” and their prerogative. I hope the good Lord doesn’t allow their exercise of free-will to result in a preventable tragedy.


30 posted on 07/21/2014 7:56:58 AM PDT by jaydee770
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To: Welchie25

Did they ban bombs?


31 posted on 07/21/2014 8:01:46 AM PDT by formosa
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To: chatham

Especially in Georgia. They do love their guns there, but then I do not think there is an extremely large number of practicing Catholics in that state.


32 posted on 07/21/2014 8:04:15 AM PDT by formosa
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To: formosa

All the illegals.


33 posted on 07/21/2014 8:05:58 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Welchie25

Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels? Matthew 26:53

“When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are safe. Luke 11:21

Et.al.

http://churchsecuritymember.com/church-securitythe-origins-of-christian-pacifism-by-gabe-suarez/


34 posted on 07/21/2014 8:43:52 AM PDT by Mechanicos (When did we amend the Constitution for a 2nd Federal Prohibition?)
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To: formosa

This is due to the new Georgia gun law that allows you to carry in church unless the church opts out. So the Catholic church is opting out.

Before the Catholic bashers get up a head of steam let me point out that before the new GA gun law went into effect it was not legal to carry in church or restaurants and bars. So the Catholic church is just carrying on as usual. As a Catholic and in fairness I believe a number of protestant churches are also opting out.


35 posted on 07/21/2014 9:29:20 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Mechanicos

Excellent quote. I am trying to think where that appears in the Catholic rotation of the liturgy.

In the Tucson area, there is a church that has a sign that declares it is a gun=free zone. It makes me nervous to go there ( I rotate around the diocese) but I liked attending weekday Mass when Father Richard (now retired) was the celebrant.

I am reading Game of Thrones, and one character, the guardian of the Prince of Dorne carries around an axe. Do you think anyone would mind if I brought my camping tools with me?


36 posted on 07/21/2014 9:32:46 AM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: All; flaglady47
You rarely, if ever, see mass shootings in police stations.

Leni

37 posted on 07/21/2014 10:34:33 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: NorthMountain
Looks like no nominally Christian group has a lock on stupidity.

The "co-exist"y juxtaposition of symbols is telling.

It's local, in a somewhat "iffy" neighborhood.

There I was, 8 feet away, with something just behind my right hip that would make them fill their episcopal drawers.

38 posted on 07/21/2014 10:49:55 AM PDT by Lee N. Field ("How can there be peace when the sorceries and whordoms of your mother TBN are so many?")
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To: Gaffer

“What is their policy on homosexual priests”

Formally banned since 1962, but always assumed by the orthodox to be banned before that too.

“and homosexual marriage?”

Always banned. No such thing as homosexual marriage.


39 posted on 07/21/2014 5:05:11 PM PDT by vladimir998
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