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March 31, 2013

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DavidBross

Mar-31-13 6:44 PM

I wonder if the author realizes that the "Golden Age" of Catholicism that she feels ended with Vatican II was itself the result of changes within the church. Why, in the 1400s Jon Huss, a Catholic priest, was burned at the stake for suggesting that priests conduct the Mass while facing the congregants and not behind a fence, known as a rood. It takes a real lack of awareness or interest in history to write a letter like this.

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CMReeder

Mar-31-13 9:55 AM

I know some Catholics who are not going to like this letter at all.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Mar-31-13 8:51 AM

Many people do like a highly liturgical and ceremonial form of worship with traditions to provide a reverent form of worship. Others like a more open, less-structured, form of worship. Either is good; the key is having a relationship with God and living your life like His Word says.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength; love your neighbor as yourself. Read your Bible, pray, be a good steward of what God has given you, share the gospel message, make disciples, and help the widows, orphans, and poor.

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eriklatranyi

Mar-31-13 8:33 AM

USABorn:

You confuse the religion with the humans who bastardize it for their own personal gains.

Christianity is pure. Humans are not.

Don't confuse one with the other.

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USABorn

Mar-31-13 6:52 AM

I was christened and raised Catholic. However, I disagreed with many of the things espoused by the church and became a Baptist. For example, there were married disciples, and there is absolutely NO logical reason that priests shouldn't marry. If it was good enough for Christ, it should be good enoough for mankind!

I also disagreed with the fact that a priest could forgive a transgression through a recitation. In my opinion, GOD is the only one in a position to forgive sin, NOT a priest.

I also disagreed with the fact that a murderer could confess to killing someone (or many) and the priest would not inform the police. Just make a recitation and that's it. There is a time and a place for confidentiality, but when it came to lives, I just didn't feel that was right. I confess directly, by prayer, with a deep and sincere desire of being forgiven.

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eriklatranyi

Mar-31-13 6:38 AM

Religion is to be the foundation of morality.

Alter the foundation so you can gain a few members and it is no longer a foundation, but a structure that grows weaker and weaker.

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