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Iris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-04 04:18 PM
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11. There is a group called "A Call to Action" that
works to make changes within the church.

Me? I have always been in congregations with liberal priests including one who would admit in small groups to being pro-choice. But when he left and another beloved, free-thinking priest became ill and left our parish, it went downhill fast.

I've attended the Episcopal Church a few times and believe that my husband and I will eventually become members of one of the many Episcopal Churches in our area.

Good luck with whatever you do. I admire people who can stay. The last straw for me was when I went to the Atlanta Diocese website and read the sermon the Bishop gave on right-to-life Sunday - he pretty much said there's no excuse for an abortion, not even when the mother will die as a result of a pregnancy or childbirth.
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  -Catholics for Free Choice, and other Catholic questions -PLEASE no bashing dnvechoes  Apr-26-04 02:55 PM   #0 
  - I am with you 100%!!!  ChavezSpeakstheTruth   Apr-26-04 02:59 PM   #1 
  - I hear ya  Cursive_Knives512   Apr-26-04 03:00 PM   #2 
  - When I was surviving Catholic school  Warpy   Apr-26-04 03:01 PM   #3 
  - Hopefully I can phrase this without offense....  vi5   Apr-26-04 03:03 PM   #4 
  - Good question...  dnvechoes   Apr-26-04 03:16 PM   #9 
  - Greek Orthodox Church  ldsjocktx   Apr-26-04 03:05 PM   #5 
  - All of this is happening at the totally worst time for me.  lovedems   Apr-26-04 03:07 PM   #6 
  - Ugh! That's a hard situation...  dnvechoes   Apr-26-04 04:58 PM   #15 
     - Thanks!  lovedems   Apr-26-04 06:00 PM   #16 
  - My Mom & The Catholic Church  Jokerman   Apr-26-04 03:10 PM   #7 
  - My grandmother is 84 years old  Fenris   Apr-26-04 03:13 PM   #8 
  - They can, and they do, and that was my point  Warpy   Apr-26-04 03:32 PM   #10 
  - The *worst* sermon I ever heard...  dnvechoes   Apr-26-04 04:52 PM   #14 
  - oh. The deacons. Don't get me started on that.  Iris   Apr-26-04 04:20 PM   #12 
  - There is a group called "A Call to Action" that  Iris   Apr-26-04 04:18 PM   #11 
  - I had a bishop once tell us that God is pro-choice  dnvechoes   Apr-26-04 04:44 PM   #13 
     - "influx of 2nd/3rd world priests who come from areas far more conservative  Iris   Apr-26-04 06:08 PM   #17 
        - I like it when we get traveling priests from 3rd world countries  dnvechoes   Apr-26-04 06:20 PM   #19 
           - I wholeheartedly agree.  Iris   Apr-26-04 07:59 PM   #29 
              - of course, of course!  dnvechoes   Apr-26-04 10:55 PM   #35 
  - It's hard  cmf   Apr-26-04 06:19 PM   #18 
  - Thanks, I think you're right...  dnvechoes   Apr-26-04 06:27 PM   #21 
  - Stay and fight! I intend to.  Padraig18   Apr-26-04 06:23 PM   #20 
  - I got your back Padraig!  ChavezSpeakstheTruth   Apr-26-04 06:47 PM   #25 
     - Cool!  Padraig18   Apr-26-04 06:49 PM   #27 
  - A thought for those torn between faith and their own values: UU.  blondeatlast   Apr-26-04 06:28 PM   #22 
  - I've been wondering about Unitarians for a while...  dnvechoes   Apr-26-04 06:34 PM   #23 
  - I investigate that route as well!  Iris   Apr-26-04 08:01 PM   #30 
  - Deleted.  SOteric   Apr-26-04 09:30 PM   #32 
  - what happened to the excitement of Vatican II??  bobbieinok   Apr-26-04 06:39 PM   #24 
  - I like Vatican II  dnvechoes   Apr-26-04 06:48 PM   #26 
  - Except for reproductive and orientation issues...  Padraig18   Apr-26-04 06:52 PM   #28 
  - I just walked out of the Catholic Church  candy   Apr-26-04 09:29 PM   #31 
  - Ultimately,  SOteric   Apr-26-04 09:59 PM   #33 
     - Wow...  dnvechoes   Apr-26-04 10:52 PM   #34 
 

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