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Watch for the Anti-Catholics To Weigh in on the Papal Succession

Michael in the P/R of ATL Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 10:35 PM
I was raised RCC and have aunts, uncles, great-uncles, and now cousins who all gave their lives to helping others through vocations. They never abused any children, but lived lives of relative poverty to serve God and their fellow man. To see the level of hatred for Catholics here is truly disturbing. I'm rather ambivalent towards organized religion, but the only religion I loathe would be the "Religion of Peace". Must we eat our own here? I expect better of my fellow Townhallers.
Wherewithall Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 10:41 AM
God's disciplines those he loves...If one sins whether knowingly or unknowingly we as followers of Christ should gently expose their error and try to bring them back into righteousness as God would have us to believe. There are verses in the bible that refer to what I just said although probably worded slightly different. Don't mistaken hate for discipline....
John147 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 11:48 PM
For all you haters the catholic church does THE MOST of any religion with respect to charity and they give charity to ANYONE! Sure the administration(clergy) has its problems and they aren't being forgiven or absolved by the flock despite what the leftist press leads the rest of you to think.

Most importantly Catholics are the ORIGINAL christians and as such that makes the pope is the standard bearer for all christians. You don't have to like what he says but he's not gonna waste time on nonesense issues like gay marriage, divorce vs annullment. You can do what you want. You have to decide what makes sense for you. Catholicism is not a religion for robots. We get to use our free will and live with the consequences good or bad.

Because the Roman Catholic Church adamantly defends life in the womb, the oldest and most infirm and the institution of marriage, it has legions of foes spread throughout major media. Those critics will surface repeatedly between now and the selection of the new pope to use the occasion to sling their stones. It is a fun time, really, since they know almost nothing of which they speak, and their agenda journalism is of so little consequence unlike the MSM's recent interventions in the presidential election.

There are very good commentators on the Church and the proceedings at the Vatican, and they...