Traditional organizations?
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(11-05-2009, 06:29 AM)ImpyTerwilliger Wrote:
(11-05-2009, 05:51 AM)glgas Wrote: As for 'community' my experience is that with the exception of the ethnic groups Catholics attend masses for the Mass, and not for the community. Most of the protestant churches are primarily to organize community, and they welcome outsiders too immediately. Their service is followed by intensive communication many times including the minister. We go to Church for the Mass.

Why not both?  Read the Acts of the Apostles.  Community is important, especially in times like this.  Catholicism is a "we" religion.  It's individualism that's Protestant.

I live in Philadelphia and began attending an SSPX chapel, St. Jude's, in September.  I felt called to support the SSPX, but I was afraid of isolating myself.  What a surprise I had when I attended Mass on Sunday for the first time!  The parish hall was packed, PACKED, with people before and after Mass.  There was food; people were eating and socializing, rather than making a beeline for their cars.  People stay an hour, two hours, or more after Mass.  Fr. Bergez gives adult catechism classes in the parish hall every other week; during the other Sundays, he gives catechism classes to the teenagers of the parish.  This was a thriving COMMUNITY.  A CATHOLIC COMMUNITY.  And it is very, very, very good.

St. Athanasius in Vienna, VA is for all practical purposes an SSPX chapel, I hear.  Why don't you go and see, Damooster?  Your experience might be the same as mine.
It does sound good. Personally I would forgoe the food and socialising for a valid confession, but that's just me. Each to his own. Whatever works for you I guess.
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Traditional organizations? - by damooster - 11-04-2009, 06:57 PM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by nsper7 - 11-04-2009, 07:08 PM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by rbjmartin - 11-04-2009, 07:48 PM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by rbjmartin - 11-04-2009, 07:51 PM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by damooster - 11-04-2009, 10:02 PM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by petrelton - 11-04-2009, 11:27 PM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by jovan66102 - 11-04-2009, 11:32 PM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by petrelton - 11-04-2009, 11:55 PM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by Scipio_a - 11-05-2009, 12:16 AM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by petrelton - 11-05-2009, 12:34 AM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by nsper7 - 11-05-2009, 01:05 AM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by glgas - 11-05-2009, 05:51 AM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by petrelton - 11-05-2009, 07:38 AM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by damooster - 11-05-2009, 08:11 AM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by glgas - 11-05-2009, 08:51 AM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by Historian - 11-05-2009, 09:19 AM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by Oldavid - 11-05-2009, 09:54 AM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by Oldavid - 11-05-2009, 10:57 AM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by Oldavid - 11-05-2009, 11:15 AM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by rbjmartin - 11-05-2009, 12:10 PM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by rbjmartin - 11-05-2009, 12:49 PM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by RRR - 11-05-2009, 01:35 PM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by rbjmartin - 11-05-2009, 01:45 PM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by RRR - 11-05-2009, 01:58 PM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by rbjmartin - 11-05-2009, 02:00 PM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by RRR - 11-05-2009, 02:14 PM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by rbjmartin - 11-05-2009, 02:25 PM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by RRR - 11-05-2009, 02:39 PM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by rbjmartin - 11-05-2009, 03:03 PM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by RRR - 11-05-2009, 03:31 PM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by RRR - 11-05-2009, 03:47 PM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by rbjmartin - 11-05-2009, 03:59 PM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by RRR - 11-05-2009, 04:11 PM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by RRR - 11-05-2009, 04:17 PM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by rbjmartin - 11-05-2009, 04:21 PM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by rbjmartin - 11-05-2009, 04:26 PM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by RRR - 11-05-2009, 04:42 PM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by glgas - 11-05-2009, 05:35 PM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by RRR - 11-05-2009, 05:51 PM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by damooster - 11-05-2009, 08:08 PM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by petrelton - 11-05-2009, 08:52 PM
Re: Traditional organizations? - by rbjmartin - 11-06-2009, 12:59 PM



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