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CatholicEdHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-25-08 09:13 AM
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10. It's about idological purity, no more
The current generation thrives on following rules to the letter. If you do not follow enough to the letter, there are some out there that will dismiss you as "not Catholic" on any technicality/disagreement (you meet more online than in real life, as they are scattered in real life).

Part of this comes from the sex scandals. I had an interaction with a ultra-conservative seminarian online and they are indoctrinated about the Church being a "perfect society", hense has never and will never do anything wrong in some people's eyes. So, the sex scandal is looked at as parishioners speaking up when they should have kept shut for the good of the Church (yes, my head always hurts trying to process that whopper).

It also brings back one reason why some are attracted to the clergy (some, but a growing number now), to have each parish as a little self-contained kingdom with the pastor really using his authority. It is one thing to have it, but you have to use it responsibly. That attracts some that thrive on power trips. They expect all parishioners to be "children" at all ages, but in today's educated society that is not possible and peer adult discussion riles some people.

It is a sad that we are going backwards so fast.
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  -And so it begins at St Joan of Arc..... CatholicEdHead  Jun-24-08 08:11 PM   #0 
  - "... contrary to the teachings of our church..." At least they're being honest.  scarletwoman   Jun-24-08 08:19 PM   #1 
  - The people whose service was canceled are welcome at the Pride Week evensong  Lydia Leftcoast   Jun-24-08 08:31 PM   #2 
  - In time that would probably happen  CatholicEdHead   Jun-24-08 08:51 PM   #3 
     - Are the young priest anything but Conservative?  dflprincess   Jun-24-08 09:12 PM   #4 
     - Well, officially you need to 100% accept doctrine and the Vatican to get ordained now  CatholicEdHead   Jun-24-08 09:48 PM   #6 
        - I used to go out to Catholic Answers and torture myself  dflprincess   Jun-25-08 09:29 AM   #12 
           - It is still very Freeperish, isn't it?  CatholicEdHead   Jun-25-08 09:30 PM   #16 
     - There was a church similar to St. Joan in Portland, and when the  Lydia Leftcoast   Jun-24-08 09:35 PM   #5 
        - That would be nice  CatholicEdHead   Jun-24-08 09:51 PM   #7 
           - A "smaller, holier church?"  Minnesota Raindog   Jun-25-08 08:08 AM   #9 
              - It's about idological purity, no more  CatholicEdHead   Jun-25-08 09:13 AM   #10 
  - the Service on Wednesday will still show love and acceptance  annm4peace   Jun-24-08 11:19 PM   #8 
  - Good for you  CatholicEdHead   Jun-25-08 09:14 AM   #11 
  - And this is what I don't understand  dflprincess   Jun-25-08 09:34 AM   #13 
     - Well, my time on Catholic Answers  CatholicEdHead   Jun-25-08 10:37 PM   #17 
  - Why does anyone want to be part of a church that treats them  Love Bug   Jun-25-08 10:08 AM   #14 
  - Love everybody equally, well, except for those who love people differently from you  dpbrown   Jun-25-08 01:16 PM   #15 
  - Good letter in this in the Strib today  CatholicEdHead   Jun-27-08 10:43 AM   #18 
  - Of course Kersten was going to write about it  CatholicEdHead   Jun-30-08 09:19 PM   #19 
 

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