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The Church Doesn't Need a Revolution

AliveInHim Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 6:41 PM
And YOU don't have to be Catholic if you don't wish to be. Why the hell should you care what they do or don't teach? Now, go away.
Robert1824 Wrote: Feb 24, 2013 12:40 PM
We ALL have ot pay taxes for some things we disapprove of. This is a fact of life .
Ar e people opposed to paying taxes for contraceptives willing to pay taxes to support th emany poor unwanted children who would be born ? Or to pay for all the poverty,unemployment and crime which breinging poor unwanted children into the world causes? There is no such thing as a pill which cna "cause an abortion". An abortion is the SURGICAL removal of a partially formed and VISIBLE fetus .
AliveInHim Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 11:37 PM
Robert: Upon which Commandments are the prohibitions against murder, theft and slander based? Those are the only ones which now influence law.

Nowhere do the Commandments mandate that a private Church teaching become public mandate by any measure. However, we note that Government has imposed a mandate which does not respect the right of a church to follow the tenets of its own, non-legislated beliefs. You honestly don't see anything wrong with this, especially in light of the First Amendment, which GUARANTEES you the right to follow whichever religious teaching you wish, or to follow none at all?

If religious faith does not inform the whole of someone's life, however imperfectly, then wouldn't you call that same person a hypocrite?
Joycey Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 10:19 PM
Did Jesus say, Keep it to yourself?
Robert1824 Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 9:58 PM
It's not that I'm worried about. . It's Catholics, or Protestants etc, or followers of any religion trying to interfere with the rights of others . I don't care what religion people follow, as long as they KEEP IT TO THEMSELVES .

The pope has renounced the papal throne. Long live the progressive pope! Such are the rallying cries from establishment voices wanting to see the Catholic Church loosen up now that Pope Benedict XVI has decided to step down. But maybe people should listen to the Church's actual views.

Mary Hasson from the Ethics and Public Policy Center has been doing some unique work looking into what Catholic women know and want from their Church. It's scandalous and yet not entirely surprising that she found only 13 percent of Catholic women who occasionally attend Mass accept Church teaching on contraception.

It's not a shock...