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Wed Jun 6, 2012, 09:51 PM Jun 2012

How are the politics like in your parish [View all]

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My parish priest, actually a monsignor, seems to be moderate or even progressive. The bulk of his homilies focus on peace, labor rights, freedom, sticking up for the poor, but he talks a lot about the soldiers and military. The only times he preached against secular progressives and contraception was when the bishop or the Pope ordered him to do so.

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Generally moderate but, like most organizations, it depends on the topic. rug Jun 2012 #1
From the pulpit - nonexistent tjwmason Jun 2012 #2
My parish is center-left. demosincebirth Jun 2012 #3
Conservative, but not aggressively so. n/t. apocalypsehow Jun 2012 #4
Progressive all the way LeftTurnOnly Jun 2012 #5
That's great IrishAyes Mar 2013 #22
It almost amuses me Advocatus-Diaboli Jul 2012 #6
It's mostly moderate. musical_soul Jul 2012 #7
Controversial? IrishAyes Mar 2013 #23
Many decent rank-and-file priests here (Diocese of Pitt.) Mc Mike Aug 2012 #8
Obedience No Vested Interest Oct 2012 #11
A simple yahoo search 'Catholic Priests Vow of Obedience' will provide some edification. Mc Mike Nov 2012 #14
As I've often said, IrishAyes Mar 2013 #24
Good low level clergy shouldn't have to fight against the hierarchy Mc Mike Mar 2013 #26
Agreed IrishAyes Mar 2013 #27
Sure. But I trust Penny Lernoux's coverage. No text. Mc Mike Mar 2013 #28
I can't tell shenmue Aug 2012 #9
"...but he talks a lot about the soldiers and military". I don't understand the "but". Pterodactyl Aug 2012 #10
Nit-Pick FreedomFighter98201 Nov 2012 #12
War is never good, but we should support our military in war and in peace. Pterodactyl Nov 2012 #17
I waivered between moderate and progressive. hunter Nov 2012 #13
I'm Orthodox (OCA) Don Draper Nov 2012 #15
In our OCA congregation, converts aren't mostly 'non-denominational' or evangelical. mojowork_n Nov 2012 #16
Very interesting thoughts beerandjesus Mar 2016 #40
Mostly moderate or Democrat AProgressiveThinker Jan 2013 #18
My parish is moderately progressive. ColesCountyDem Feb 2013 #19
Fairly progressive TommyCelt Mar 2013 #20
And you're badly needed IrishAyes Mar 2013 #25
Sounds like a good one IrishAyes Mar 2013 #21
This message was self-deleted by its author Sweeney Dec 2014 #32
Been away awhile or I would've responded sooner. IrishAyes Dec 2014 #33
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Thanks for the tip. IrishAyes Dec 2014 #35
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Are you following Sinn Fein on FB? (sorry, DU) IrishAyes Dec 2014 #37
I'll PM Sweeney so as not to get too political in this group. IrishAyes Dec 2014 #38
Conservative... blue_roses_lib Apr 2013 #29
Talk is Cheap Lefty Nast Jun 2013 #30
This message was self-deleted by its author Sweeney Dec 2014 #31
Greek Orthodoxy boatsnhose Aug 2015 #39
Greek Orthodox here k8conant May 2016 #41
Moderate to right leaning Andrew73 Jul 2016 #42
Post removed Post removed Oct 2017 #43
Probably conservative Willie Pep Feb 2018 #44
Social justice oriented Christopher-81 Jan 2019 #45
In my tiny Orthodox parish VA_Jill Feb 2021 #46
I'm Orthodox Onama Biden Man Aug 2022 #47
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