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Poll: 54% of American-Catholics Support Gay Marriage

tmiller939 Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 11:09 PM
Not sure what parish you go to, but, no. Not at all. Homosexuality is a sin. Birth control devices are sinful when not used for valid medical reasons. Perhaps you got all confused by the phrase "love the sinner, detest the sin". You also get confused by the concept of social justice. Real social justice involves trying to insure that the poor are looked after, educated, and cared for until they can stand on their own feet (and not necessarily by government). Real social justice means putting a stop to persecution around the globe, no matter the victim's religion. The left has recently begun hijacking the term as if it means whatever cockeyed marxist garbage the left feels like spewing. PS: Go to confession.
dreadnaught/13 Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 3:26 PM

Money is the last thing on God's mind, David. And homosexuals who adopt are NOT giving any charity. They adopt to appear righteous in a community; and act respectable. Ony; sodomy is not respectable. Taking innocent orphans into the houses of homosexuals trashes their consciences and makes swine out of them. Swine like their "Two Daddies."

samplin Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 10:05 AM
If someone forces to violate one portion of your beliefs, then you must act in accordance with that belief. That is what it is about. The adoption service did not serve ONLY people of the faith. I wish that no Catholic Church agency that serves the poor (and they are legion) would ever take any money whatsoever from the government. It comes with strings that can sometimes ensnare and hijack principles.
David3036 Wrote: Mar 10, 2013 8:18 PM
Does real social justice mean packing up and getting out of the business of serving families who adopt, just because their discrimatory policies prevent them from getting any more government money for it? God forbid they should have to do "charity" with their OWN money -- all of their own money is going to settle multimillion-dollar priest-abuse lawsuits.

With the conclave to elect the next pope set for Tuesday, the College of Cardinals has been meeting all week to discuss the priorities of the church and the qualities its new pope must possess. Further, the College of Cardinals must also consider the attitudes of the Catholic people when electing the next pope.

A Quinnipiac University poll released Friday indicates that while 52% of Catholics said the church is moving in the right direction, 52% of those polled also said the church is out of touch with the views of Catholics in America.