Concerns about Catholicism
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I have had similar thoughts myself, although I haven't progressed as far as you have. Yet. I'm going to an ICK Mass most Sundays now and see the reverence that was lacking in my local NO parish.

While I have nearly every concern you've mentioned, I have a problem supporting an institution that is so obviously corrupt. I've done a lot of traveling and have attended Mass at many different churches. It doesn't seem that the Catholic faith is that universal. All "Catholics" clearly don't believe the same things. Even the 1992 catechism appears just to be a suggestions to some folks who call themselves Catholic. That would be OK, but what I see coming out of the Vatican isn't any better.

I read my Catechism of Saint Pius X and know that's what I believe. But I seem to be in a minority.

I had an online discussion with a pro-LGBT Catholic and he firmly believes that whatever the prevalent practices of the Church are today is what the Church is. So if the Pope publicly entertains Father James Martin without rebuke, attends a pagan rite in the Vatican gardens, supports liberation theology, socialism, and Islam, that's what the Church is. If the majority of Catholics follow along with this, he's not entirely wrong. It becomes a exercise in semantics on what "The Catholic Church" means. To the world, it's what this gay Catholic claims it is.

It's kind of like the world "liberal". It doesn't mean what it used to mean. You now have to specify "classical liberal" if you want people to understand that you believe in what the word used to mean. If you just leave it at "liberal" folks will think you support modern progressivism, another vague term.
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Concerns about Catholicism - by Augustinian - 10-16-2019, 10:08 AM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by 1Faith - 10-16-2019, 10:51 AM
Concerns about Catholicism - by Augustinian - 10-16-2019, 11:13 AM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by jack89 - 10-16-2019, 12:47 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by Bonaventure - 10-16-2019, 02:15 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by Augustinian - 10-16-2019, 05:38 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by Fionnchu - 10-17-2019, 12:00 AM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by MaryTN - 10-16-2019, 07:29 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by Augustinian - 10-16-2019, 09:49 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by Melkite - 10-17-2019, 09:11 AM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by Ioannes_L - 10-16-2019, 01:48 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by jack89 - 10-16-2019, 02:35 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by Bonaventure - 10-16-2019, 02:43 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by jack89 - 10-16-2019, 02:56 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by FultonFan - 10-16-2019, 03:32 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by LionHippo - 10-16-2019, 11:59 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by Augustinian - 10-17-2019, 12:10 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by 1Faith - 10-17-2019, 12:40 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by Some Guy - 10-17-2019, 01:36 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by Melkite - 10-17-2019, 02:13 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by jack89 - 10-17-2019, 02:28 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by 1Faith - 10-17-2019, 02:34 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by jovan66102 - 10-17-2019, 05:04 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by Augustinian - 10-17-2019, 05:05 PM
Concerns about Catholicism - by 1Faith - 10-17-2019, 08:49 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by LionHippo - 10-17-2019, 09:54 PM
Concerns about Catholicism - by 1Faith - 10-17-2019, 11:32 PM
RE: Concerns about Catholicism - by Some Guy - 10-18-2019, 12:18 PM



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