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  •  The Values Church (3+ / 0-)
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    LSophia, jeturek, jakewaters

    US nuns will be punished for helping the poor and the sick and not proselytizing against abortion and gay marriage.  The Vatican says helping the poor and sick is moral failure and that opposing abortion and gay marriage is more important.

    The officials who decided this are from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith -- the same Vatican committee that used to be called The Inquisition.

    The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has sent its minions to the states to straighten out wayward US nuns. Imagine! Tending to the poor and the sick. Can't have that, can we?

    Read all about it. Right here.

    •  Joe the Rat was the HEAD of the former Inquisition (2+ / 0-)
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      LSophia, skywriter

      for decades. That's not surprising.

      I was raised Catholic. Most of my family is still Catholic. And I'll be laughing like a loon when the American Catholic laity eventually decides the hierarchy has gone too far and falls away in droves.

      The last time the Republicans were this radical, they were working to elect former slaves to Congress. What a difference a century and a half makes!

      by jayjaybear on Mon Jun 11, 2012 at 08:20:42 PM PDT

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      •  It's already happening (2+ / 0-)
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        jayjaybear, skywriter

        Attendance is down over a third in the last ten years, and very few young people are replacing the older members. They're importing priests from Africa, India, the Philippines, and South America because there are virtually none joining from the U.S.

        You'll still have Catholics showing up for Easter and Christmas and to have their kids confirmed, but the Mass-every-week folks are dying out.

        Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað

        by milkbone on Tue Jun 12, 2012 at 06:07:19 PM PDT

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