This article needs the Fisheater treatment!
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THANKS MIKe oops caps lock
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Your welcome.  I think you are right, that we should be correcting these dumb articles when we can.  The comments weren't as bad as I thought they'd be.  Other than this one, "We are overdue for another Reformation."
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(05-01-2012, 10:49 PM)mikemac Wrote: Your welcome.  I think you are right, that we should be correcting these dumb articles when we can.  The comments weren't as bad as I thought they'd be.  Other than this one, "We are overdue for another Reformation."
no it seems some fellow catholics are bringing the heat with us....but damn could you imagine an article about jews getting posted like this?
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(04-30-2012, 08:02 PM)voxxpopulisuxx Wrote: http://www.dailyfinance.com/2009/02/10/b...indulgen/#
Get in there with me and slam this articles comments. Its a 2 year old hit piece that is for some reason getting the bump tot the top treatment at a large internet news aggregator.





Buy your way to Heaven! The Catholic Church brings back indulgence
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By Jason Cochran
Posted 5:00PM 02/10/09
Posted under: Retail, Family Money, Saving Money


These days, you can get a deal on anything. Even salvation! Pope Benedict has announced that his faithful can once again pay the Catholic Church to ease their way through Purgatory and into the Gates of Heaven.

Never mind that Martin Luther fired up the Reformation because of them: Plenary Indulgences are back.

The New York Times reports that even though the church officially broke with the age-old practice -- you do something good, and the Church will help absolve you -- in 1960, the Pope has quietly reintroduced it. The Catholic Church had technically banned the practice of selling indulgences as long ago as 1567.

As the Times points out, a monetary donation wouldn't go amiss toward earning an indulgence. It writes, "charitable contributions, combined with other acts, can help you earn one." You can even buy indulgences this way for loved ones who are already dead, greasing their way to Heaven by doing something for the Church here on Earth.

Why would the Catholic Church agree to this reversal? It wouldn't be the harsh economy, would it, or the church's fading influence? Not at all, says a Brooklyn bishop. "Because there is sin in the world," he told the newspaper.

Reformation? What Reformation?

What's needed Voxxp is good apologetics. The first rule of good apologetics is to not to engage morons. The second rule is now that the room's empty let's get pizza and beer!  :)


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In apologetics as in any martial art...one must practice on the morons to train for the real debates.
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Apologetics is a martial art??

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That's why I directed them to the Purgatory page at scripturecatholic.com for a list of Bible verses that mention Purgatory.  I think John Salza's web site is a very good source for Catholic apologetics.  I've used it a lot when talking to Protestants.
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(05-02-2012, 10:09 AM)mikemac Wrote: That's why I directed them to the Purgatory page at scripturecatholic.com for a list of Bible verses that mention Purgatory.  I think John Salza's web site is a very good source for Catholic apologetics.  I've used it a lot when talking to Protestants.
biblechristiansociety.com
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(05-02-2012, 09:14 PM)voxxpopulisuxx Wrote:
(05-02-2012, 10:09 AM)mikemac Wrote: That's why I directed them to the Purgatory page at scripturecatholic.com for a list of Bible verses that mention Purgatory.  I think John Salza's web site is a very good source for Catholic apologetics.  I've used it a lot when talking to Protestants.
biblechristiansociety.com

Thanks.  I'm going to have to go back to that site to correct something.  I said "The St. Michael the Archangel prayer is a very popular prayer that Catholics say for the Holy Souls in Purgatory."  But it's not the St. Michael the Archangel prayer that we say for the Holy Souls in Purgatory, it's the prayer that Our Lord gave to St. Gertrude the Great.  You know "Eternal Father, I offer You the most precious blood of thy Divine Son, Jesus ...".  My bad.
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