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The Pope and Capitalism

Darby O'Gill Wrote: Dec 18, 2013 1:04 PM
The only example I can give,especially to non-Catholics who haven't really been following the Church since Vatican II....regarding the post-V II popes....the fox is in the henhouse !!!
BonnyB Wrote: Dec 18, 2013 1:14 PM
Darby O'Gill, you're absolutely correct. But there a millions of Catholic's world wide who have no "clue" as to why you'd have the audacity to make such a statement, "the fox is in the hen house." I do, and when this Pope was chosen.................the hair on my arms stood on end!

Merry Christmas to you and yours Darby. :)
goldilocks Wrote: Dec 18, 2013 1:30 PM
Where two or three are gathered...
James_The Practical Libertarian Wrote: Dec 18, 2013 1:42 PM
You know the one lesson that I have learned in life is that I don't know much of anything. The 2nd thing I have learned in my life time is to shut up when I'm making enemies. The 3rd thing I've learned is you're FOS and you should learn lessons 1 and 2.
goldilocks Wrote: Dec 18, 2013 1:55 PM
The 4th lesson is sometimes you have to stand up for what is right
even if you have to stand up alone and everyone hates you.
James_The Practical Libertarian Wrote: Dec 18, 2013 2:03 PM
That's just it. You don't stand for anything and I mean nothing, nada, nix.
Darby O'Gill Wrote: Dec 18, 2013 2:15 PM
Bonny B....thanks Bonny...although I have read many excellent books over the past 25 years or so dealing with the V II travesty..."Tumultuous Times" by Fr Radecki is about the best and a fairly quick read. A Happy and Holy Christmas Season to you and yours and may Our Lord and Our Lady keep a close watch on you all throughout 2014. :o)
ericynot1 Wrote: Dec 18, 2013 1:12 PM
Darby, the CC has always maintained that the Pope is infallible. That always seemed utterly ludicrous to me, but it's a basic tenet/dogma of Your Church.

Since you don't seem to believe that to be true, why don't you leave? Surely you could find a new religious home that would not make you so unhappy.
Kenneth L. Wrote: Dec 18, 2013 1:38 PM
eric, you're wrong. Wrong in a politically incorrect way, I must add, criticizing a religion on the basis of ignorant prejudice.

Someone earlier explained papal infallibility correctly. I suggest you read up on the subject, if you're interested. In the meanwhile, stop embarrassing yourself.
rightmostofthetime Wrote: Dec 18, 2013 2:25 PM
Sheesh, eric! It took me all of five minutes on Wikipedia to determine that Papal infallibility does not apply in this case. Kenneth is correct. Read up just a bit on things before you make claims that are silly.
ericynot1 Wrote: Dec 18, 2013 3:17 PM
First off, Kenneth, I thought being politically incorrect was considered a virtue on TH. And I am most assuredly PI in many ways. I try to always be polite, but I do not stifle my opinions in order to shelter sensitive feelings.

Secondly, I did not criticize the Catholic (or any other) Church. I merely asked Darby why, if he is so unhappy with Francis, and, indeed, has indicated many times that he's been unhappy with the CC since Vatican II in the mid-'60's, instead of being perpetually disgruntled, he doesn't simply find a new spiritual home. That is in no way an insulting question.

Thirdly, I'm not Catholic and make no pretense of expertise on the subject. That's why I sometimes ask questions of Darby. If I'm wrong about the infallibility thing, then I'm wrong. Wouldn't be the first time that's ever happened.