NYC St. Patricks Parade
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(03-22-2015, 11:46 AM)spikepaga Wrote: And this is where we have a disconnect.

I am not putting words in your mouth. You are clearly saying you don't think revealing  the truth (which you call "bashing") is a possitive  thing. You think it's a scandal.  You are free to view things as you wish.

The problem is when people who think like this (Voris) try to silence or reprimand other people for bringing the truth to light.  If you want to choose the path of "pray , pray and obey" that's cool. No one is going to force you to do otherwise.....some of us prefer the path of resistance.

Evidently you do not see how it is dangerous for people to think that a bad Pope is a good Pope. People will blindly follow a good Pope and won't question him, which is exactly what Francis wants to happen when he tries to lay down his "mercy" upon the Church.

"To reveal the hidden faults or sins of another without sufficient cause, in such wise that the person's reputation or good name is seriously damaged, is called the sin of detraction." [1] There is a lot of detraction going on now days especially when it comes to the leaders of the Church among "traditional" people, particularly when it is done in such a way so as to make a mockery of them and to damage their reputation. It is one thing if the leaders themselves damage their own reputation but it is an entirely different thing for the laity to make a mockery of them or to commit detraction against them. Those outside the Church or those weak in faith will certainly be scandalized by this "free for all". The very notion of a "free for all" in the Catholic Church is preposterous!

If your "path of resistance" creates an obstacle to the Holiness of others then you are obligated to give it up. What I mean is that if you are going about scandalizing others by creating doubt and dissension concerning the indefectibility and infallibility of the Church then you are not doing the work of God. If you are going about creating doubt as to the validity of the NO mass then you are not doing the work of God and you are helping to promote the idea that hell has prevailed against the Church. If you are going about convincing people that the current Roman Pontiff does not have universal jurisdiction over the Church then you are scandalizing others; this may be done by committing detraction against him and by your personal behavior towards the Pontiff.

If you treat the Pontiff worse than you would treat your own biological father (even with all his faults) then you need to take a step back and examine your conscience.

I stick by what I said, "I believe that it is better to concentrate on Catechizing the faithful than it is to criticize the Popes on things that most people don't even know about and will never know about."

Source,
1. http://www.catholiceducation.org/en/cult...ction.html
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NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Phyllo - 03-17-2015, 06:47 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by spikepaga - 03-17-2015, 11:08 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Credidi Propter - 03-17-2015, 11:56 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by austenbosten - 03-18-2015, 12:39 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Phyllo - 03-18-2015, 06:28 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Phyllo - 03-18-2015, 08:59 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by spikepaga - 03-18-2015, 10:24 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by austenbosten - 03-18-2015, 11:02 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by GangGreen - 03-18-2015, 01:57 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by austenbosten - 03-18-2015, 02:12 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Phyllo - 03-18-2015, 02:40 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by GangGreen - 03-20-2015, 10:56 AM
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Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by ArturoOrtiz - 03-21-2015, 01:20 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by VoxClamantis - 03-21-2015, 06:21 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by spikepaga - 03-21-2015, 10:41 AM
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Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by missadeangelis - 03-21-2015, 12:58 PM
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