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The Catholic Church has problems.....(12 posts)

The Catholic Church has problems.....ClydeTri
Feb 24, 2003 10:06 AM
They really need to rethink their thing about allowing married men to be priests...

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/revgera1.html
Noooooo...You think?Kristin
Feb 24, 2003 10:16 AM
I can't imagine anyong thinking the Catholic Church has a problem. Of course, I'd have to do some research before I trust this "report." Could be the real thing. But even opening that link at work could get me fired. So...
Noooooo...You think?ClydeTri
Feb 24, 2003 10:26 AM
no nudity on the webpage..
your research.....THIS you can openClydeTri
Feb 24, 2003 10:39 AM
http://www.news-journalonline.com/NewsJournalOnline/News/Local/areaA5022203.htm
EwwwKristin
Feb 24, 2003 11:01 AM
I wouldn't think that there'd be much of a market for 50 year old fat gay priests. Sorry, but Ewwwww.
The guy looks like Jaba the Hut!jesse1
Feb 24, 2003 12:53 PM
Being a former Cath, I can attest that this religion gives a bad name to all religions & Christianity in general.
If Satan could devise a religion that would steer souls away from God, it would look like this.
No - Gera has problemsmoneyman
Feb 24, 2003 1:03 PM
My opinion - The Catholic Church gets the brunt of the publicity regarding the depraved and predatory practices of SOME priests because of the celibacy requirement. I don't think allowing marriage will eliminate the problems.

There are tens of thousands of priests worldwide who do NOT molest children or advertise as gay singles. While I recognize that there is a problem, I find it hard to believe it is endemic to the institution, rather than individuals who have succumbed to temptation. I could be wrong, but my experience as a lifelong Catholic has me believing that is true.

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I'm not a fan of Catholicism but I think you're rightcarnageasada
Feb 24, 2003 3:21 PM
If you're going to attack a religion it's not fair to base the attack on the actions of one individual (with the possible exception of the big guy from Poland), no matter how fat, perverse, ugly or disgusting that individual is.
I'm not a fan of Catholicism but I think you're rightClydeTri
Feb 24, 2003 5:47 PM
Wasn't attacking the religion..read my post..just said they have some problems they need to address...
I think you're both right.sn69
Feb 24, 2003 6:02 PM
Here's something that might surprise some.... I went to Catholic High School. It seems that in the early 70s when my folks relocated to Houston, they didn't factor which school district they were in, and we ended up in the dog-poo one. Thus, I went to the local Jesuit HS, where I rather enjoyed being the token "tribal kid."

In any case, it left me with a life-long respect for those who seek such a discordant path in terms of societal norms--the priesthood, NOT pedaphelia. Today I feel much the same respect for Imams, Bhuddist monks, the Shao Linh, etc. It's some truly heavy sh#t, to be certain.

But, the Catholic church does have some big challenges, and I think the child abuse thing pales in comparison to the larger, more dire issues of Sub-Saharan African missionary work and the rampant spread of AIDS.

Still, it proves that all machinations of mankind are fallable. All of them....
"Tribal kid," lol. That could be a great handle. nmcarnageasada
Feb 24, 2003 6:52 PM
Member of the tribe was a titlesn69
Feb 24, 2003 7:05 PM
bestowed upon those of us who were in my first Carrier Air Wing together. In our naivete as dumb-a@@ Navy pilots/NFOs we all deployed for the first time on the carrier to the Persian Gulf not fully considering the ramifications of potential POW situations. The carrier's head chaplain, a Roman Catholic Priest, insisted we be issued special dogtags for deployment...just in case.

We wanted our religion listed at The Tribe. Sounded cool at the time. The battle group admiral didn't see our sense of humor and had it listed as non-denominational Christian.

Thus...the Tribe. Still, it has a certain Pythonesque ring to it. "Nobody EVER expects the Spanish Inquisition!"

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