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pelagius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-04 05:15 PM
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15. My Catholic friends helped me... see that one could disagree with the Church on many issues and still be faithful to it.

My Protestant upbringing never admitted that as a possibility -- if you disagree, you get out and start your own church. The reductio ad absurdem of that stance is that you end up with the Church of the Self -- alone, serene in one's own rectitude, and never contaminated by the heresy of other people -- a pure solipsism.

But my college friends bitched and moaned endlessly about the Church's social views, its hierarchy, its exclusion and then faithfully went off to Mass.

Thank God for their witness!
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  -Cradle Catholic or convert? (same question for Orthodox) Maeve  Nov-22-04 05:02 PM   #0 
  - I have been a Catholic since birth.  newyawker99   Nov-22-04 05:54 PM   #1 
  - I was raised Presbyterian, but I was born in a Catholic hospital,  DemBones DemBones   Nov-22-04 07:08 PM   #2 
  - I'm in the middle of converting!!  YellowRubberDuckie   Nov-22-04 09:07 PM   #3 
  - Hi, Duckie! That makes at least three DUers  DemBones DemBones   Nov-23-04 03:02 AM   #6 
  - I was born into an Irish Catholic and...  Reverend_Smitty   Nov-22-04 09:32 PM   #4 
  - It's a solitary journey for us all.  DemBones DemBones   Nov-23-04 03:01 AM   #5 
  - My Catholic friends helped me...  pelagius   Nov-23-04 05:15 PM   #15 
     - You cannot disagree with the church and remain faithful, any canon law  HuskerDem   Dec-04-04 12:25 AM   #36 
        - Try preaching that in my church and the next week you'll be preaching ...  demosincebirth   Nov-27-10 09:29 PM   #49 
  - I'm a lapsed Catholic as well...  420inTN   Nov-27-04 01:44 PM   #27 
     - I believe that many Catholics have issues with the Church. I know I do, but that  demosincebirth   Sep-30-10 10:35 PM   #42 
  - Lapsed cradle Catholic  sandnsea   Nov-23-04 04:06 AM   #7 
  - That's American Catholicism for you.  Beware the Beast Man   Nov-23-04 09:17 AM   #9 
  - And after the election they decided to let pro-choice politicians  Maeve   Nov-23-04 10:47 AM   #10 
     - Thats always been my problem...  Reverend_Smitty   Nov-23-04 12:20 PM   #11 
  - I'd say seek out some Capuchin Franciscans - they're pretty liberal  ChavezSpeakstheTruth   Nov-24-04 08:32 AM   #19 
  - You and I are in very much the same boat.  laheina   Nov-25-04 03:33 AM   #23 
  - Another one here....  whathehell   Dec-03-10 12:09 AM   #52 
  - I'm in RCIA now.  scarlet_owl   Nov-23-04 06:13 AM   #8 
  - It's nice to see I'm not alone here!  YellowRubberDuckie   Nov-23-04 12:52 PM   #12 
     - Have gone through the Rite of Acceptance yet?  scarlet_owl   Nov-23-04 01:29 PM   #13 
        - Mine is Dec. 5th as well..  YellowRubberDuckie   Nov-23-04 06:29 PM   #16 
        - Its really beautiful - my sponsor is my future Mother-In-Law - touching  ChavezSpeakstheTruth   Nov-24-04 08:33 AM   #20 
  - Born Catholic, raised non-demonation, we never attended church  JohnKleeb   Nov-23-04 04:59 PM   #14 
  - Baptised as a baby in the Presbyterian Church to Anglican parents  Matilda   Nov-24-04 01:51 AM   #17 
  - Re-baptism!?  pelagius   Nov-24-04 01:37 PM   #21 
     - Yes, I was baptised a second time.  Matilda   Nov-24-04 09:49 PM   #22 
     - On occaision there are conditional baptisms.  TexasProgresive   Nov-28-04 08:14 PM   #29 
        - Full baptism, certificate, godparents, the lot, both times.  Matilda   Nov-29-04 07:30 PM   #30 
        - Isn't there some distinction between being 'christened' and being..  Princess Turandot   Dec-02-04 02:31 PM   #32 
           - As far as I know, being christened simply means  DemBones DemBones   Dec-05-04 02:05 AM   #37 
  - Converted 2 years ago at 27!  ChavezSpeakstheTruth   Nov-24-04 07:18 AM   #18 
  - A belated Congratulations to you!  ih8thegop   Nov-25-04 11:20 AM   #25 
  - I was born and baptized Catholic.  ih8thegop   Nov-25-04 11:16 AM   #24 
  - Cradle convert, I guess...  420inTN   Nov-27-04 01:41 PM   #26 
  - Converted in 1990  AngryOldDem   Nov-27-04 03:12 PM   #28 
  - A cradle Catholic  FarLeftRage   Nov-30-04 07:23 PM   #31 
  - Utterly, totally, completely cradle  Stunster   Dec-03-04 12:08 AM   #33 
  - Sounds a lot like me...  Reverend_Smitty   Dec-03-04 03:07 PM   #34 
  - Cradle Catholic  Cuban_Liberal   Dec-03-04 03:14 PM   #35 
  - Catholic since birth.  Zynx   Dec-05-04 03:18 PM   #38 
  - Catholic since the age of 4 weeks  StopThePendulum   Dec-06-04 04:10 PM   #39 
  - cradle Catholic  pres2032   Dec-07-04 05:48 PM   #40 
  - Cradle  Nadege116   Sep-22-10 11:19 PM   #41 
  - I'm in the middle of converting...  blue_roses_lib   Oct-03-10 08:42 PM   #43 
  - Have a nice journey.  demosincebirth   Oct-07-10 07:04 PM   #44 
  - A little of both  nxylas   Nov-16-10 08:57 AM   #45 
  - I was baptised a Catholic, spent a year at a Catholic school, as a six-year old,  Joe Chi Minh   Nov-21-10 06:04 PM   #46 
  - Raised Church of England (Anglican)  tjwmason   Nov-23-10 03:17 AM   #47 
  - Welcome!  demosincebirth   Nov-27-10 09:30 PM   #50 
  - Born to devout Catholics.  CBHagman   Nov-25-10 10:32 PM   #48 
  - I was baptized as an infant so they can't kick me out.  rug   Nov-28-10 03:56 PM   #51 

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