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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-31-09 03:06 PM
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82. Report them
The extreme right Evangelicals are laughing all the way to the bank. They can't wait for the Catholic Church to fail. They are doing everything they can to help it fail.
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  -A funeral for the Catholic church proud2Blib  Jan-31-09 01:20 AM   #0 
  - Beautifully said, if so sad. I understand completely.  sfexpat2000   Jan-31-09 01:26 AM   #1 
  - My childhood church is within walking distance of my house  proud2Blib   Jan-31-09 01:46 AM   #14 
  - More concerned with their own self interests, then others.  Double T   Jan-31-09 01:27 AM   #2 
  - True, but how does working to end abortion satisfy anyone's self interests?  proud2Blib   Jan-31-09 01:30 AM   #3 
     - Didn't the Pope say that all aborted "babies" go straight to heaven?  K8-EEE   Jan-31-09 01:34 AM   #6 
     - Abortion should be a personal matter, not a religious or state matter.  Double T   Jan-31-09 01:41 AM   #10 
  - K&R from an ex-Catholic  K8-EEE   Jan-31-09 01:32 AM   #4 
  - You can still find it at liberal Episcopalian churches  Warpy   Jan-31-09 01:34 AM   #5 
  - I liked hearing he had done away with Limbo  proud2Blib   Jan-31-09 01:53 AM   #18 
  - Unlikely it was sanctioned by the Catholic Church.  onehandle   Jan-31-09 01:34 AM   #7 
  - You don't think the Catholic church in the US focuses enormous amounts of energy on abortion?  proud2Blib   Jan-31-09 01:37 AM   #8 
     - I'm just saying that these cards weren't printed in Rome and air expressed to Missouri.  onehandle   Jan-31-09 01:39 AM   #9 
     - Based on a global Vatican thing, I assure you.  madeline_con   Jan-31-09 01:44 AM   #13 
     - And directed by Vatican policy  proud2Blib   Jan-31-09 01:49 AM   #15 
     - Afraid not.  rug   Jan-31-09 04:54 PM   #94 
     - Americans of ALL faiths spend an inordinate amount of energy on the abortion issue.  Darth_Kitten   Jan-31-09 09:22 AM   #35 
     - Very true.  proud2Blib   Jan-31-09 12:17 PM   #59 
     - Americans of ALL faiths spend an inordinate amount of energy on the abortion issue.  Darth_Kitten   Jan-31-09 09:22 AM   #36 
     - My parish doesn't focus any energy in that direction  quiller4   Jan-31-09 06:55 PM   #98 
        - Thank you for your efforts. Such actions are the heart of faith, imo. nt  Hekate   Feb-01-09 04:31 AM   #112 
  - Tax the churches who involve themselves in polititcs. n/t  madeline_con   Jan-31-09 01:41 AM   #11 
  - But they aren't breaking the law  proud2Blib   Jan-31-09 01:50 AM   #16 
     - But many do.  madeline_con   Jan-31-09 02:17 AM   #20 
        - A church speaking out against abortion is not illegal  proud2Blib   Jan-31-09 02:50 AM   #22 
           - A church trying to influence voting and legislation  Warpy   Jan-31-09 10:44 AM   #47 
              - We really need to lobby to reform the current law  proud2Blib   Jan-31-09 11:00 AM   #48 
  - The problem is the Church used to do things -  NutmegYankee   Jan-31-09 01:42 AM   #12 
  - Now that you mention it  proud2Blib   Jan-31-09 01:51 AM   #17 
  - I was thinking of the larger "Church" as well  NutmegYankee   Jan-31-09 01:57 AM   #19 
     - In Venezuela, some priests recruited Anglican and Lutheran ministers  sfexpat2000   Jan-31-09 02:20 PM   #80 
        - They will just be labeled as heretics, excommunicated, and then the  Cleita   Jan-31-09 04:11 PM   #86 
  - Well, Let's Face It  NashVegas   Jan-31-09 09:23 AM   #37 
  - Interesting  norepubsin08   Jan-31-09 02:40 AM   #21 
  - I recently graduated from 13 years of Catholic school  thatsrightimirish   Jan-31-09 03:13 AM   #23 
  - I like your slogan -- 'blue and green'  lostnfound   Jan-31-09 01:51 PM   #76 
     - I think the Canadian school system is more demanding than our and they  Cleita   Jan-31-09 04:14 PM   #87 
  - I clicked on this post preparing to be pissed off at another stock anti-Catholic rant  WildEyedLiberal   Jan-31-09 05:35 AM   #24 
  - You give me hope  proud2Blib   Jan-31-09 09:14 AM   #33 
  - I respect your willingness to stay and fight  JerseygirlCT   Jan-31-09 07:44 PM   #102 
  - Hey! Did I write this?  dddem   Jan-31-09 06:19 AM   #25 
  - When my kids were little we moved to a new parish and the first time I went to Mass  proud2Blib   Jan-31-09 09:27 AM   #38 
  - My child's Catholic school does projects for immigrants, poor families,  lostnfound   Jan-31-09 07:07 AM   #26 
  - Careful, you are smashing the stereotype on what a Catholic really is.  Darth_Kitten   Jan-31-09 09:20 AM   #34 
  - So glad to hear that  proud2Blib   Jan-31-09 09:29 AM   #39 
     - This was the school, not the church, and it was around 1973 or 1974.  lostnfound   Jan-31-09 01:44 PM   #73 
  - My child's Catholic school does projects for immigrants, poor families,  lostnfound   Jan-31-09 07:07 AM   #27 
  - Catholic  flpab   Jan-31-09 07:20 AM   #28 
     - Friend, I think that you are forgetting the 2nd Commandement:  hedgehog   Jan-31-09 12:05 PM   #53 
     - prayer and giving in secret  flpab   Jan-31-09 12:57 PM   #65 
        - Good! I'm afraid I get cranky when someone suggests that all that is needed  hedgehog   Jan-31-09 12:59 PM   #66 
     - you don't need to go to a church to do that  Skittles   Feb-01-09 04:39 AM   #114 
  - I was raised as a Catholic. Today I'd sooner piss on on my own foot than set it in a church  ThomWV   Jan-31-09 07:26 AM   #29 
  - I'm curious about how much play that "Missions" box gets nowadays  jakefrep   Jan-31-09 07:45 AM   #30 
  - The religions of Abraham have been steeped in anti-femaleness-Christianity, Islam, Judaism  terisan   Jan-31-09 09:05 AM   #31 
  - Please do not  polmaven   Jan-31-09 01:06 PM   #69 
     - Yes. Episcopal church had a rockier ride toward  JerseygirlCT   Jan-31-09 07:47 PM   #103 
  - Do other religions get the flack that Catholicism always gets here?  Darth_Kitten   Jan-31-09 09:13 AM   #32 
  - Sorry you took my post as a slam  proud2Blib   Jan-31-09 09:33 AM   #40 
  - It's actually hard for me to imagine  JerseygirlCT   Jan-31-09 07:48 PM   #104 
  - Only those who have earned it to the extent that the Catholic Religion has  ThomWV   Jan-31-09 12:17 PM   #60 
  - Of course not. nt  DemBones DemBones   Jan-31-09 12:49 PM   #63 
  - Are you serious?  Goblinmonger   Jan-31-09 03:57 PM   #84 
  - Yes, all religions get flack here.  kwassa   Jan-31-09 07:30 PM   #100 
  - I'm very sensitive to anti-Catholicism on DU and I think proud's post is respectful  WildEyedLiberal   Feb-01-09 01:17 AM   #108 
  - A Song By Phil Ochs  The River   Jan-31-09 09:36 AM   #41 
  - I doubt if they're going to collect hundreds of cards every Sunday  nichomachus   Jan-31-09 09:54 AM   #42 
  - Catholic churches are closing because people have moved  DemBones DemBones   Jan-31-09 12:47 PM   #62 
  - Proud - that was a great story.  givemebackmycountry   Jan-31-09 10:21 AM   #43 
  - When my mom had a stroke and was in the hospital we called her parish  proud2Blib   Jan-31-09 12:09 PM   #54 
  - I strongly disagree. The Catholic Church still engages in a lot of social justice causes. A lot.  Tommy_Carcetti   Jan-31-09 10:31 AM   #44 
  - My concern is the hyper focus on abortion and small focus on social justice  proud2Blib   Jan-31-09 12:13 PM   #55 
     - You are assuming the Church has lost its way when you  DemBones DemBones   Jan-31-09 12:56 PM   #64 
     - So I actually have to step foot in a church to understand what it is focusing on?  proud2BlibKansan   Jan-31-09 01:03 PM   #68 
        - If you're not part of a parish, you can't know what's  DemBones DemBones   Jan-31-09 02:11 PM   #78 
           - The church has only encouraged its members to contact their reps about abortion ONE TIME?  proud2BlibKansan   Jan-31-09 06:40 PM   #96 
     - Well, seeing that you say you haven't been truly involved in years...  Tommy_Carcetti   Jan-31-09 04:40 PM   #90 
  - Might wanna find out if that violates tax exemption requirements  havocmom   Jan-31-09 10:35 AM   #45 
  - It doesn't  proud2Blib   Jan-31-09 12:16 PM   #58 
  - Dominique, nique, nique s'en allait tout simplement  bottomtheweaver   Jan-31-09 10:42 AM   #46 
  - The Church is alive....if not "well"  mapatriot   Jan-31-09 11:11 AM   #49 
  - do unto others...  keroro gunsou   Jan-31-09 11:27 AM   #50 
  - Since we lost many of those great nuns and priests  DemBones DemBones   Jan-31-09 01:09 PM   #71 
     - They left to get married. That would be a start, allow normal adult love int their lives.  bluedawg12   Feb-01-09 01:34 AM   #110 
  - You were at a building owned by the bishop of the local Roman Catholic diocese  hedgehog   Jan-31-09 11:56 AM   #51 
  - Ratzinger is moving the church even farther right.  anonymous171   Jan-31-09 12:01 PM   #52 
  - I'm an ex catholic...  firedupdem   Jan-31-09 12:14 PM   #56 
  - My dad used to marry couples like you and your hubby. He "caught" couples that  Ilsa   Jan-31-09 02:07 PM   #77 
  - Thank God for people like your Dad. I was actually headed to the  firedupdem   Jan-31-09 02:13 PM   #79 
  - I'll be sure to tell him and my older sister. She's never understood  Ilsa   Jan-31-09 02:29 PM   #81 
     - Aww....hug him for me! n/t  firedupdem   Feb-01-09 12:13 AM   #106 
  - My mother, not married in the Catholic Church, also got refused baptism for  Cleita   Jan-31-09 04:45 PM   #91 
     - Ugh!  firedupdem   Feb-01-09 12:14 AM   #107 
  - My sister  JerseygirlCT   Jan-31-09 07:53 PM   #105 
  - We had those cards at church last Sunday too  WCIL   Jan-31-09 12:15 PM   #57 
  - This is against the separation of Church and State isn't it?  Cleita   Jan-31-09 04:48 PM   #92 
     - No.  Tommy_Carcetti   Jan-31-09 04:55 PM   #95 
  - The love of power, and it's penchant to wield a domineering hand  HCE SuiGeneris   Jan-31-09 12:25 PM   #61 
  - Please go back, get the post cards and send them to the IRS  merh   Jan-31-09 01:03 PM   #67 
  - Churches are allowed to promote issues  proud2BlibKansan   Jan-31-09 01:08 PM   #70 
     - Churches should give you moral guidelines for life and get out of campaigning  bluedawg12   Feb-01-09 01:40 AM   #111 
  - two words  leftchick   Jan-31-09 01:13 PM   #72 
  - Yep. And now Ratz has reestablished connections with the fascist wing of the church.  anonymous171   Jan-31-09 01:48 PM   #74 
  - What a neat story  proud2BlibKansan   Jan-31-09 01:50 PM   #75 
  - Report them  glinda   Jan-31-09 03:06 PM   #82 
  - I will never grieve for a church that does not give women equal rights.  gauguin57   Jan-31-09 03:51 PM   #83 
  - I think it was the nuns that promoted social justice. Now that  Cleita   Jan-31-09 04:10 PM   #85 
  - I think you are right.  proud2BlibKansan   Jan-31-09 06:43 PM   #97 
  - The men in charge is Rome excommunitcated Father Roy,  roody   Jan-31-09 04:15 PM   #88 
  - "I had been taught by example ..." You still are. We all still are ...  ColbertWatcher   Jan-31-09 04:29 PM   #89 
  - I've quit going but am thinking anout mustering up the courage to  mmonk   Jan-31-09 04:53 PM   #93 
  - Crimes against humanity?  wuvuj   Jan-31-09 07:20 PM   #99 
  - I do understand. That social justice part of it all was ingrained in  JerseygirlCT   Jan-31-09 07:42 PM   #101 
  - This was my far thee well song to IT.  bluedawg12   Feb-01-09 01:30 AM   #109 
  - any postcards condemning war?  Skittles   Feb-01-09 04:34 AM   #113 
  - Missouri Church has been taken over by Rome  lovuian   Feb-01-09 05:25 AM   #115 
 

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