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To: B Knotts
"I suppose you think it is a coincidence that of all the psychologists and advisors who have screwed up on this stuff, this author chooses to single out Fr. Groeschel?"

Not at all - I hold no candle for bum bandits, and I am certain that this one has singled out Groeschel to further his own agenda. This does not alter the fact that many good conservative priests have wittingly or unwittingly "colluded" in the slide of the American Church into depravity.

Many have known full well what their colleagues have been doing, and what their congregations have been doing with contraceptives, but have kept silent rather than speak out and become unpopular.

"The primary remaining issue is convincing the bishops to embrace the Church's teachings on sexual morality."

I think you are quite right here, but that will probably not happen until the laity repent and embrace the Church's teachings on sexual morality.

The bishops have been getting the message from the laity for the last 30 years that sexual morality doesn't matter and that they are not prepared to embrace the Church's teaching. Consequently the laity have produced and been given the bishops and priests that they deserve.
94 posted on 03/03/2003 8:22:36 AM PST by Tantumergo
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To: Tantumergo
I don't really disagree with anything you've said there, but, as incredible as this seems to us, the bishops are actually supposed to instruct the laity. It's not really supposed to be the other way around, although I acknowledge that it currently is.
95 posted on 03/03/2003 8:31:50 AM PST by B Knotts
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To: Tantumergo
The bishops have been getting the message from the laity for the last 30 years that sexual morality doesn't matter and that they are not prepared to embrace the Church's teaching. Consequently the laity have produced and been given the bishops and priests that they deserve.

The laity consider themselves "sophisticated" in this regard. Big mistake.
98 posted on 03/03/2003 8:37:34 AM PST by Desdemona (Voice, the only musical instrument made by God.)
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