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To: the invisib1e hand

It is a shame that many keep themselves separated from the fullness of faith found in the Catholic Church when their love of Holy Scripture points squarely to His Church.


28 posted on 04/25/2008 3:26:00 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Preach the Gospel always, and when necessary use words". ~ St. Francis of Assisi)
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To: big'ol_freeper
It is a shame that many keep themselves separated from the fullness of faith found in the Catholic Church when their love of Holy Scripture points squarely to His Church.

It's ridiculous. Imagine how it must pain Holy Mary to hear someone say, "well, my listeners just wouldn't understand."

Ever balk at the Catholic Church causes me to love Her more.

29 posted on 04/25/2008 3:33:37 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (media is now a double-edged sword; it's no longer a billy-club in the hands of the big goons.)
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Some of us do so as a matter of conscience because we cannot reconcile what we find in Scritpure, with the teaching of the Church. Or we investigate the history of the Church and find nothing there to account for things the Church teaches today.

I've wrestled long and hard with crossing the Tiber. But I adhere to my Protestant faith out of reason and conscience. I have investigated many aspects of the Church's teachings, specifically the ones I disagree with most - and checked what the Church's Catechism had to say on many of them. I find that my concerns are valid on most counts.

I love much about the Church, it's history, it's liturgy, the Eucharist. But I disagree on too many other points. There are things taught by the Church I simply cannot agree to out of intellectual honesty and simple reason.

31 posted on 04/25/2008 3:42:28 PM PDT by Boagenes (I'm your huckleberry, that's just my game.)
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