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    Re: Pope to US Speaker Pelosi: Reject abortion support

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    Re: Pope to US Speaker Pelosi: Reject abortion support

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Actually, if you follow the tenets of your faith and I follow the tenets of mine, it is ok. They don't have to be the same. I am an ardent Catholic while my wife is an ardent Buddhist. In many respects, our respective faiths have very similar teachings.
    Thank you for your honest answer.

    Wouldn't you say that there are some faiths, that if the followers strictly held to it's tenets that it wouldn't be "ok" or even compatible with other faiths?

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    Re: Pope to US Speaker Pelosi: Reject abortion support

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Actually, if you follow the tenets of your faith and I follow the tenets of mine, it is ok. They don't have to be the same. I am an ardent Catholic while my wife is an ardent Buddhist. In many respects, our respective faiths have very similar teachings.
    Interesting--I've always thought from the little I know about Buddhism that there is much that is similar in the worldview and the spiritual/ aesthetics, but I don't really know a whole lot about Buddhism.

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    Re: Pope to US Speaker Pelosi: Reject abortion support

    Dear Catholic Friend,

    I recently completed a petition to Withhold Communion from prominent Catholics in public life that dissent from the Church's teaching on a variety of serious moral issues including abortion, euthanasia, human cloning, homosexual marriage, and embryonic stem cell research to name a few.

    I encourage you to do the same.

    Canon 212 S3 of the Catholic Church states that the Catholic faithful have '..the right, indeed at times the duty, in keeping with their knowledge, competence and position, to manifest to the sacred Pastors their views on matters which concern the good of the Church.'

    In response to this 'duty' please go to Welcome and complete a petition.

    The goal of the petition drive is to generate a million petitions to give to present to our bishops asking them to take action. Also, please pray for the success of this petition drive.

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    Re: Pope to US Speaker Pelosi: Reject abortion support

    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Man View Post
    Dear Catholic Friend,

    I recently completed a petition to Withhold Communion from prominent Catholics in public life that dissent from the Church's teaching on a variety of serious moral issues including abortion, euthanasia, human cloning, homosexual marriage, and embryonic stem cell research to name a few.

    I encourage you to do the same.

    Canon 212 S3 of the Catholic Church states that the Catholic faithful have '..the right, indeed at times the duty, in keeping with their knowledge, competence and position, to manifest to the sacred Pastors their views on matters which concern the good of the Church.'

    In response to this 'duty' please go to Welcome and complete a petition.

    The goal of the petition drive is to generate a million petitions to give to present to our bishops asking them to take action. Also, please pray for the success of this petition drive.
    A witch hunt? Yeah that ought to increase membership.

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    Re: Pope to US Speaker Pelosi: Reject abortion support

    Good times to be had throwing stones till the Bishops started visiting local parishes, walking the pews, and attempting to find out who is having premarital sex, who is on birth control, who got divorced, who is gay, who masturbated last night, who had an abortion, etc. Pretty soon there's no congregation left. Problem solved.

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    Re: Pope to US Speaker Pelosi: Reject abortion support

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    A witch hunt? Yeah that ought to increase membership.
    I agree. To respect the authority of the Church, I think the job of bishops should be left to bishops. The Church is not run by "public opinion"--THANK GOD.

    USCCB - (Bishops) - Catholics in Political Life
    .....The question has been raised as to whether the denial of Holy Communion to some Catholics in political life is necessary because of their public support for abortion on demand. Given the wide range of circumstances involved in arriving at a prudential judgment on a matter of this seriousness, we recognize that such decisions rest with the individual bishop in accord with the established canonical and pastoral principles. Bishops can legitimately make different judgments on the most prudent course of pastoral action. Nevertheless, we all share an unequivocal commitment to protect human life and dignity and to preach the Gospel in difficult times.

    The polarizing tendencies of election-year politics can lead to circumstances in which Catholic teaching and sacramental practice can be misused for political ends. Respect for the Holy Eucharist, in particular, demands that it be received worthily and that it be seen as the source for our common mission in the world.

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    Re: Pope to US Speaker Pelosi: Reject abortion support

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    A witch hunt? Yeah that ought to increase membership.
    I wasn't aware that increasing membership was the goal; I always thought it was increasing the number of faithful. Experience has shown that when the Church liberalizes its practices, attendance drops; when it becomes more rigid, attendance rises. *shrug*

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    Re: Pope to US Speaker Pelosi: Reject abortion support

    Quote Originally Posted by Felicity View Post
    I agree. To respect the authority of the Church, I think the job of bishops should be left to bishops. The Church is not run by "public opinion"--THANK GOD.

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    Sometimes the authority has to be reminded of its own rules.

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