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    the financial issue. Perhaps the laity leaving and pulling their funds won't diminish the power of this institution, but it may diminish the personal moral issue of supporting an institution that is so incredibly and unchangingly corrupt.  Plus the PR on such a withdrawl of support might be worth its own weight in gold.

    I do sometimes get frustrated with the whole writing genre on the wars within catholicism and protestantism between the left and right because they tend to miss the ten ton gorilla in the corner... the fact that they are all joined at the hip by continuing to hold on to reverence for the scriptures that support both sides. That fact makes it all a never ending battle. That is why I expressed the "whistling in the wind" comment.  It was not intended to devalue the diarist's efforts to dig up hard to find facts, it was a note of exasperation in feeling that the efforts won't make a dent in the unmovable mountian of the Roman Catholic church.

    I actually don't wish for the unsavory right wing players in the Catholic church to be stifled.  I hope they continue to push their views and power in the world and in the US. The reason?  I think that most people react negatively to such suppressive and controlling type views and end up turning their backs on the institutions these people represent.  It is happening to the southern Baptist movement and maybe it will happen to the Catholic church as well.  Their own right wing may become the poison pill that brings it all down.

    By the way, thanks again for replying to my comments respectfully.

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