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1 posted on 07/07/2018 3:53:11 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

In the Bible, Jesus and Paul lay out the guidelines for Marriage.

Neither of them were ever married.


2 posted on 07/07/2018 3:58:03 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: marshmallow

As the good Bishop Tobin of Rhode Island pointed out on twitter, Cardinal Farrell is, by his own logic, unqualified to head up a Vatican department focused on “family life.”


3 posted on 07/07/2018 3:59:19 PM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: marshmallow

Except for those African priests that we’re not supposed to talk about, right Cardinal?


4 posted on 07/07/2018 4:02:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: marshmallow

He no play-a da game, he no make-a da rules.


6 posted on 07/07/2018 4:02:53 PM PDT by Ken H (Best election ever!)
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To: marshmallow
This is ludicrous. Since when must one "live" the experience in order to see what works and what doesn't. Any priest has as examples all the marriages in his congregation.

Also, there are those guys called "deacons", most of whom ARE married. In our parish, the marriage prep is overseen by the deacon.

7 posted on 07/07/2018 4:03:32 PM PDT by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel and NRA Life Member)
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To: marshmallow

Nobody can prepare you for marriage. No matter what anyone tells you, it’s going to be absolutely different from what you expected or anticipated.


10 posted on 07/07/2018 4:13:48 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Fill in my standard rant.)
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To: marshmallow

Marriage is wonderful, but it takes effort.


11 posted on 07/07/2018 4:16:24 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: marshmallow
Priests, bishops, and the Pope himself have no experience conducting scientific experiments.

Then it follows that they have no authority to give any advice on atmospheric phenomena, including "climate change".

16 posted on 07/07/2018 4:24:53 PM PDT by rfp1234 (I have already previewed this composition.)
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To: marshmallow

Men should be taught about the importance of securing an ironclad premarital contract before getting married.


18 posted on 07/07/2018 4:26:44 PM PDT by Architect of Avalon
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To: marshmallow
Reminds me of the elderly Italian Mother of a friend of mine. She had left the Catholic Faith upon immigrating to the USA and was a REAL PAIN when she visited Italy from time to time...

I remember her having injected her views on birth control at a gathering where Catholic Dogma was being discussed... she stated that the Pope and Priests should not have a say on birth control, succinctly stating "THEY NO PLAYA THE GAME..., THEY NO MAKA THE RULES!"

24 posted on 07/07/2018 4:31:44 PM PDT by ExSES (the "bottom-line")
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To: marshmallow

What a pile of nonsense.

Priests grew up in a family and observed how their parents parented. They also take philosophy and psychology classes. This author is barking up the wrong tree.


30 posted on 07/07/2018 4:44:27 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: marshmallow

In the same vein, couples should never go to an unmarried marriage counsellor. Their textbooks can in no way cover the realities of wedded bliss (or dearth).


48 posted on 07/07/2018 5:04:47 PM PDT by redcatcherb412
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To: marshmallow

By that logic you would need to be crazy to be a psychiatrist.


49 posted on 07/07/2018 5:07:43 PM PDT by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: marshmallow
I am single and am constantly giving my parents marital advice.

They never listen.

54 posted on 07/07/2018 5:09:50 PM PDT by Jess Kitting
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“They have no credibility; they have never lived the experience; they may know moral theology, dogmatic theology in theory, but to go from there to putting it into practice every day....they don’t have the experience.”

They can teach, if they had any bible courses in seminary, but training is another story.


60 posted on 07/07/2018 5:19:22 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: marshmallow

Training people for marriage, in the practical sense, should have already been done by the parents.


65 posted on 07/07/2018 5:34:01 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: marshmallow

They didn’t have parents?


78 posted on 07/07/2018 5:55:07 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: marshmallow

https://onepeterfive.com/report-married-bolivian-bishop-will-be-made-cardinal-by-pope-francis/


91 posted on 07/07/2018 7:00:32 PM PDT by ameribbean expat
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American Bishop Asks Cardinal Farrell an Embarrassing Question

Bishop Thomas Tobin (the good Tobin) of Providence, USA, objected on Twitter (July 7) to Cardinal Kevin Farrell's claim that priests have “no credibility” when it comes to training people for marriage "because they have never lived the experience". Farrell is the prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life.

Tobin presents the obvious objection against Farrell: “It seems fair to ask, then, if a celibate cleric has sufficient ‘credibility’ to lead a dicastery devoted to laity, family and life.”

Since Farrell took over his position albeit his self-professed cluelessness about the family, it is obvious that he wanted the job only for career reasons.

92 posted on 07/07/2018 7:15:24 PM PDT by ebb tide (We have a rogue curia in Rome.)
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“Priests Do Not Have Experience to Prepare People for Marriage, Says Vatican Cardinal”

Neither do most Protestant ministers, whose own marriages often are abysmal.


105 posted on 07/08/2018 3:57:12 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam (Have an A-1 day.)
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