Concerning Lay Preaching and Such
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(12-27-2009, 06:27 PM)StrictCatholicGirl Wrote:
(12-27-2009, 03:17 AM)QuisUtDeus Wrote: But here's my defense.  This is why I don't blog and post what I think on a forum instead.  People can call me on my opinion, and offer correction and other points of view.  I'm not speaking from a virtual "pulpit".  I mean, sure, it's tempting to spew my thoughts from a blog because I like hearing myself talk, but that gets too close to preaching for me to feel comfortable.  Here, it is more discussion and there are safety mechanisms because there are lots of smart people here to catch and question either other.

When someone goes out and says "This is what the Catholic Church teaches" and does so repeatedly, and not just by reference to materials, but by presenting their opinions and conclusions as Church teaching and Church opinion from a virtual pulpit, that's when it gets sticky.

I hear ya! I would never have a blog and really I don't read them much (except maybe Fr. Z's and those by priests, deacons, and priestly societies, etc). Even there I proceed with caution. Blogs provide a "pulpit" for every wanna-be priest/pope/theologian out there, and I just bet if Pope Alexander were alive today he'd be shaking his finger at them all LOL. When we speak for the Church we've got to be careful. I just heard Fr. Benedict Groeschel come on the radio last night with an apology and a correction on something he said on his show a few weeks ago. So even priests can get it wrong.. but they are accountable for their words, and to authority, and are supposed to publicly undo the wrong they've done. Fr. Groeschel did. We laymen don't always admit we are wrong in blogs and public discussion boards. Sticky indeed.

- Lisa
I think that a definite distinction can be made between a Catholic speaking about the Faith and a Catholic speaking for the Church. There's a world of difference. And anyone who takes things from the internet forums at face value isn't very sagacious in their discernment of things.  :laughing: To say the least.

Fr. Groeschel is far too guilty of relativism when it comes to world religions. And he really, really gets under my skin when he goes on about the Jews and the Protestants and the Hindus and Muslims all being good people of faith, blah, blah, blah. Did he apologize for that?!?!?

For the most part I find blogs to be a little boring. I much prefer the interaction you get at a forum.
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Re: Concerning Lay Preaching and Such - by Credo - 12-25-2009, 10:12 AM
Re: Concerning Lay Preaching and Such - by SCG - 12-25-2009, 10:22 AM
Re: Concerning Lay Preaching and Such - by glgas - 12-26-2009, 08:36 AM
Re: Concerning Lay Preaching and Such - by SCG - 12-26-2009, 11:38 AM
Re: Concerning Lay Preaching and Such - by SCG - 12-26-2009, 11:58 AM
Re: Concerning Lay Preaching and Such - by SCG - 12-26-2009, 12:29 PM
Re: Concerning Lay Preaching and Such - by SCG - 12-26-2009, 12:34 PM
Re: Concerning Lay Preaching and Such - by SCG - 12-26-2009, 07:45 PM
Re: Concerning Lay Preaching and Such - by SCG - 12-27-2009, 05:51 PM
Re: Concerning Lay Preaching and Such - by SCG - 12-27-2009, 06:27 PM
Re: Concerning Lay Preaching and Such - by JacafamalaRedux - 12-28-2009, 07:17 AM
Re: Concerning Lay Preaching and Such - by glgas - 12-28-2009, 09:03 AM
Re: Concerning Lay Preaching and Such - by SCG - 12-28-2009, 11:52 AM
Re: Concerning Lay Preaching and Such - by SCG - 12-28-2009, 08:01 PM
Re: Concerning Lay Preaching and Such - by SCG - 12-29-2009, 12:16 PM
Re: Concerning Lay Preaching and Such - by SCG - 12-29-2009, 02:18 PM
Re: Concerning Lay Preaching and Such - by JayneK - 12-29-2009, 03:51 PM
Re: Concerning Lay Preaching and Such - by JayneK - 12-29-2009, 11:08 PM
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