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2014-01-06 12:54:24 AM

simplicimus: Catholicism isn't a cult.


Bullshiat.
 
2014-01-06 12:59:47 AM

capn' fun: The My Little Pony Killer: But what has he done lately with his pedophile priest committee? Any progress there?

No?

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Cool. What has he done about the known pedophile priests? You know, the ones the church systematically and purposefully moved in order to avoid legal charges for their crimes?
 
2014-01-06 01:12:13 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: simplicimus: Catholicism isn't a cult.

Bullshiat.


Why so? You're free to leave at anytime. There's no secret knowledge to be be had. Doctrine is publicly available. Donate if you wish. How is this a cult?
 
2014-01-06 01:53:42 AM

nulluspixiusdemonica: PaulRB: Every non-religious type commenting about this Pope has showered his with praise.

Unsubstantiated carp.

He's part of the problem, not the solution - regardless of how vociferous his PR team is being of late.


Thou dost protest too much.

I'm not sure whats worse, the atheist types who go on and on about how great Pope Francis is for throwing Catholic doctrines they dislike in the trash(which isn't happening), or the ones who go on about him being the same old, same old(so what are you so scared of?).  It can't be both; better yet you could always just go live this great faithless life you profess to be so spectacular, without talking about, you know, faith.

To be clear, don't expect policies to be overturned anytime soon; do expect a warmer face than Pope Benedict, and a younger man than Pope John Paul II of the late 90's-early 2000's.  By outreach he means education on why we believe the things we do, and an invitation to become part of the church if one can abide by them.
 
2014-01-06 01:59:36 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Lsherm: Lydia_C: Good grief, I haven't heard that business about fasting an hour before taking the Eucharist since the early 70s. How ancient is this priest???

Uh, the rules haven't changed.

Also, since communion doesn't occur until 45 minutes into the mass and you're presumably taking some time to get to church, most people manage to adhere to it without any trouble at all.  I know America is a fat country, but if you people can't manage to stop eating on your way to church, maybe you should reassess your dietary habits.

We used to have a priest who could get you in and out of a daily mass in 25 minutes.


My local parish has everyone out the door in 45, for the smaller early mass, and I feel like thats pretty quick.  25 minutes must have been speed reading.

Given how much of a pain ADD is, I kinda dig it.  Sitting still for an hour and 15 minutes is tough.  As my public HS English teacher said about topic paragraphs, it should be like a woman's skirt; long enough to cover the subject, and short enough to keep it interesting.
 
2014-01-06 02:13:43 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Interesting. It's hard to keep it up, the politically correct speech. He hasn't expressed a different stance, generally - he's just said things in a nicer way. But he's still excommunicated a priest for encouraging women's ordination, said "no way" to acceptance of gay marriage, and continued the line that pedophile priests who confess their sin and repent are not necessarily "corrupt" and should be forgiven and let loose again.


So Tim Minchin's The Pope Song still holds true.
 
2014-01-06 08:43:05 AM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Jesus:  "Finally, someone actually gets it!"


He seems to have asked himself the red letter question:  What if Jesus actually meant what he said?*

*yes I know historically Jesus may or may not have said some or all of those things, but it's still a good message
 
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2014-01-06 09:40:44 AM

Elvis Presleys Death Throne: Benevolent Misanthrope: Lsherm: Lydia_C: Good grief, I haven't heard that business about fasting an hour before taking the Eucharist since the early 70s. How ancient is this priest???

Uh, the rules haven't changed.

Also, since communion doesn't occur until 45 minutes into the mass and you're presumably taking some time to get to church, most people manage to adhere to it without any trouble at all.  I know America is a fat country, but if you people can't manage to stop eating on your way to church, maybe you should reassess your dietary habits.

We used to have a priest who could get you in and out of a daily mass in 25 minutes.

My local parish has everyone out the door in 45, for the smaller early mass, and I feel like thats pretty quick.  25 minutes must have been speed reading.

Given how much of a pain ADD is, I kinda dig it.  Sitting still for an hour and 15 minutes is tough.  As my public HS English teacher said about topic paragraphs, it should be like a woman's skirt; long enough to cover the subject, and short enough to keep it interesting.


"That's sexist"
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/sorry, this thread needed some levity
//somebody tell a joke...
 
2014-01-06 10:21:43 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: We used to have a priest who could get you in and out of a daily mass in 25 minutes.


Lsherm: Lydia_C: Good grief, I haven't heard that business about fasting an hour before taking the Eucharist since the early 70s. How ancient is this priest???

Uh, the rules haven't changed.

Also, since communion doesn't occur until 45 minutes into the mass and you're presumably taking some time to get to church, most people manage to adhere to it without any trouble at all.  I know America is a fat country, but if you people can't manage to stop eating on your way to church, maybe you should reassess your dietary habits.


Benevolent Misanthrope: We used to have a priest who could get you in and out of a daily mass in 25 minutes.


One college schoolmate remembered a priest doing a 20-minute Mass for her band.

Growing up, we'd have Masses in 30 minutes or less, so there would be serious fudge time when your fast should start.

These days, it's not unusual to have Communion at the top of the hour. Maybe "stretching it" was a way to cover the hour fast.
 
2014-01-06 02:31:29 PM

OtherLittleGuy: Benevolent Misanthrope: We used to have a priest who could get you in and out of a daily mass in 25 minutes.

Lsherm: Lydia_C: Good grief, I haven't heard that business about fasting an hour before taking the Eucharist since the early 70s. How ancient is this priest???

Uh, the rules haven't changed.

Also, since communion doesn't occur until 45 minutes into the mass and you're presumably taking some time to get to church, most people manage to adhere to it without any trouble at all.  I know America is a fat country, but if you people can't manage to stop eating on your way to church, maybe you should reassess your dietary habits.

Benevolent Misanthrope: We used to have a priest who could get you in and out of a daily mass in 25 minutes.

One college schoolmate remembered a priest doing a 20-minute Mass for her band.

Growing up, we'd have Masses in 30 minutes or less, so there would be serious fudge time when your fast should start.

These days, it's not unusual to have Communion at the top of the hour. Maybe "stretching it" was a way to cover the hour fast.


Well, the timing is not always an issue, but there are medical issues that require fairly strict schedules for eating. Let's just say changing from a 20 minute to 45 minute difference could be a problem to a diabetic.
 
2014-01-06 04:24:46 PM

Evil Canadian: OtherLittleGuy: Benevolent Misanthrope: We used to have a priest who could get you in and out of a daily mass in 25 minutes.

Lsherm: Lydia_C: Good grief, I haven't heard that business about fasting an hour before taking the Eucharist since the early 70s. How ancient is this priest???

Uh, the rules haven't changed.

Also, since communion doesn't occur until 45 minutes into the mass and you're presumably taking some time to get to church, most people manage to adhere to it without any trouble at all.  I know America is a fat country, but if you people can't manage to stop eating on your way to church, maybe you should reassess your dietary habits.

Benevolent Misanthrope: We used to have a priest who could get you in and out of a daily mass in 25 minutes.

One college schoolmate remembered a priest doing a 20-minute Mass for her band.

Growing up, we'd have Masses in 30 minutes or less, so there would be serious fudge time when your fast should start.

These days, it's not unusual to have Communion at the top of the hour. Maybe "stretching it" was a way to cover the hour fast.

Well, the timing is not always an issue, but there are medical issues that require fairly strict schedules for eating. Let's just say changing from a 20 minute to 45 minute difference could be a problem to a diabetic.


Yeah, but then it doesn't apply because it's for medical reasons.
 
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