Spinoff on Holy Days
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Very well said SoCal!

I agree. To me saying that this is too hard for the laity or that's too hard for the laity is just a cop out and makes our religious belief turn into lip service instead of a lifestyle.
Sure, there always has been and always will be those who don't care, and that's fine...we've all got free will and we can't be forced into holiness. I'd say that legalism is safer for the soul than lukewarm half-heartedness anyday. If a person attends mass or abstains for fear of violating the law of the church that is much better for him than if he were to simply hopoe that the idea of mass or abstinance might creep into his head.

What has been said regarding changing standards is very true. When I was in RCIA our priest said the very same thing. He told us that the church has always tried to elevate man by high standards and mortification. Jesus Himself taught that those who are humble will be exalted. Father went on the say that doing away with many of the traditional mortifications over the last several decades and disregarding the ones that are still around is cause for alarm and we should return to them, not get rid of them completely.

I agree with Father. I think we need to reclaim these things not just depend on peoples personal promptings to aspire to holiness. The church's role is to encourage and foster holiness among Her members, not abandon them to call the shots for themselves through dispensations and accommodation. That's what I think anyway.
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Spinoff on Holy Days - by SoCalLocal - 01-11-2010, 01:27 AM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by Louis_Martin - 01-11-2010, 01:38 AM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by SCG - 01-11-2010, 01:52 AM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by RalphKramden - 01-11-2010, 08:48 AM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by Historian - 01-11-2010, 09:45 AM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by glgas - 01-11-2010, 09:48 AM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by SearchingCatholic - 01-11-2010, 10:26 AM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by Historian - 01-11-2010, 11:25 AM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by Historian - 01-11-2010, 11:40 AM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by timoose - 01-11-2010, 11:46 AM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by SCG - 01-11-2010, 12:31 PM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by SCG - 01-11-2010, 12:39 PM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by JayneK - 01-11-2010, 02:21 PM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by timoose - 01-11-2010, 04:05 PM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by JayneK - 01-11-2010, 04:27 PM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by timoose - 01-11-2010, 04:40 PM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by Historian - 01-11-2010, 06:09 PM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by Baskerville - 01-11-2010, 10:25 PM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by JayneK - 01-11-2010, 11:02 PM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by Satori - 01-11-2010, 11:19 PM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by JacafamalaRedux - 01-12-2010, 05:55 AM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by RalphKramden - 01-12-2010, 08:33 AM



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