The Catholic Church forbids circumcision for any reason!
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(02-27-2014, 01:32 PM)Geremia Wrote: Pope Eugene IV's bull Cantate Domino says that "The sacrosanct Roman Church"
Council of Florence (A.D. 1438-1445) Wrote:commands all who glory in the name of Christian, at whatever time, before or after baptism, to cease entirely from circumcision, since, whether or not one places hope in it, it cannot be observed at all without the loss of eternal salvation.

Just to be clear for folks reading over our shoulders: the Catholic Church does NOT forbid circumcision for "any" reason. There are sometimes health reasons for circumcision (for ex., a mentally retarded man who can't clean himself properly, or a foreskin that doesn't naturally separate from the glans, etc.).

The Church does, though, forbid routine circumcision, and circumcision done for religious reasons -- including the excuse that "God in the OT wanted it!" Christians live under the NEW Covenant. The only OT laws that apply to us are the Ten Commandments, all of which amount to the Two Great Commandments:  that we love God with all our hearts and minds and souls and strength, and that we love our neighbors as we love ourselves.

(Sloppy language will be the death of me.)


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Re: The Catholic Church forbids circumcision for any reason! - by VoxClamantis - 02-28-2014, 04:57 AM



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