Pages

Jump to bottom

4 comments

1 researchok  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 11:33:39am
But above all, the bishops need to learn what I’ll call the St. Francis de Sales lesson. A church looking to halt defections among so many younger Catholics should understand that casting itself as a militantly right-wing political organization — which, face it, is what some of the bishops are doing — clouds its Christian message. Worse, the church seems to be going out of its way to hide its real treasure: the extraordinary examples of generosity and social reconstruction visible every day in parishes such as St. Francis and in the homeless shelters, schools, hospices and countless other Catholic entities all over the nation.

Politics divides Catholics. The works of mercy bring us together and also show the world what the power of faith can achieve.

Says it all.

2 Jolo5309  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 11:43:40am

How much does birth control divide Catholics?

3 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:29:44pm

re: #2 Jolo5309

How much does birth control divide Catholics?

Not much, except for in the Church hierarchy, regardless of the official Church position 82% of all Catholics said that birth control was morally acceptable in a recent gallup poll. Further, in a long running government survey fully 98% of Catholic women who had had sex within the last three months admitted to having used birth control at some point. So it isn't all that divisive really, mainly because no one is listening to them on this point anyway.

The only way this actually divides Catholics is if the Bishops continue to ignore reality by campaigning against allowing their people and employees access to insurance plans that cover contraception. They really should just let this one go, they don't even have to change policy, just treat it kinda like DADT. ;)

/

4 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 3:08:50pm

ONE BIG issue is that women are not in the hierarchy. No nuns allowed.

If the powers that be in the church were evenly divided between men and women, the rules about contraception would be easier to accept. The fact that all the rules about women are dictated by men --none of whom will ever have wives or families of their own -- is A HUGE ISSUE.

With me anyway, I get this feeling in my gut and just want to break things.

If the theology determines that there is a soul waiting for every fetus, that is a sweet idea. But that this theology that restricts women in the world has been determined by men and only men makes it suspect.

That all the teachings and catechisms have been written by MEN; the bible itself and all it's interpretations have been been written by MEN; make them suspect.


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a Page

This is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.

Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.

Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST

LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!

Recent Pages
Aye Pod
Local Birds
Some pictures taken on an outing in Paisley, camera is my new Nikon D5300 with 18-55mm kit lens. Great thing about pigeons of course is that they are practically tame and let you take their picture up close, so no ...

3 hours, 33 minutes ago
Views: 76 • Comments: 5 • Rating: 6
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook

Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
mishuga
Ted Nugent: Jew(ish Politician)s = Nazis
Ted Nugent singled out 12 Jewish-American politicians, complete with a graphic depicting each of the politicians alongside an Israeli flag, for supporting gun control and other crimes. The post, which has been shared more than 4,000 times and liked more ...

6 hours, 49 minutes ago
Views: 88 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook

Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Khal Wimpo (coatless in Vermont)
Carly Fiorina Drops Out. World Continues to Spin.
Yes, we're all so very shocked. Shocked that a pinch-faced woman whose entire soul just vibrated in the Key of Hate ... who cynically lied and misrepresented the CMP videos to try to snatch up the batshit crazy anti-abortion traffic ...

7 hours, 26 minutes ago
Views: 82 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook

Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
I Stand With Planned Parenthood
Why We Need to Think Beyond Roe v. Wade - Pacific Standard
For the immigrant mothers—Dolores Madrigal, the lead plaintiff, and the nine others named in the suit, and countless others whose names we will not know—the story was more complex, the culpable more numerous. First, there were the doctors and ...

12 hours, 47 minutes ago
Views: 156 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook

Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
I Stand With Planned Parenthood
Are Pets Really Good for Us? - Pacific Standard
We just adopted a dog, meaning I'm now a pet owner, meaning I'm now responsible for another living creature. It's weird. Her name is Bella. She's a pit bull mixed with something that is not a pit bull, and ...

12 hours, 56 minutes ago
Views: 164 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook

Shares: 1
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 1
Thanos
Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War - Big Game Spot
Choose your side with the latest preview for Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War," in theaters May 6! ► Subscribe to Marvel: bit.ly Watch more from Marvel's Captain America: Civil War now: bit.ly Follow Marvel on Twitter: ‪twitter.comLike Marvel on ...

2 days, 3 hours ago
Views: 357 • Comments: 3 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook

Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Thanos
DNA Study of First Ancient African Genome Flawed, Researchers Report
True science is often about finding errors, mistakes, and bad data and correcting it. As it turns out, the data produced by the program used to map Mota’s DNA came in a format that had to be tweaked before the ...

2 days, 3 hours ago
Views: 479 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 39 • Share to Facebook

Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Thanos
The NFL Wants You to Think These Things Are Illegal
The voiceover in the clip says: "This telecast is copyrighted by the NFL for the private use of our audience. Any other use of this telecast or any pictures, descriptions, or accounts of the game without the NFL's consent ...

2 days, 4 hours ago
Views: 634 • Comments: 3 • Rating: 3
Tweets: 93 • Share to Facebook

Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Thanos
Future Islands - the Chase
Filmed live at The Music Farm in Charleston, SC on April 14, 2015 by Allen Alcantara on a GoPro Hero4. US Tour Crew:Live Sound: Dan FromeLighting Designer: Phil WeinholtTour Manager: Allen AlcantaraKing of Shirts: Dan GaetaLive drums: Michael Lowry ...

3 days, 5 hours ago
Views: 332 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook

Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Thanos
Kimbra - ‘Goldmine’ a Day at Salvation Mountain Ft Nicholas Slick Stewart
My extremely talented friend Slick wanted to film a dance to Goldmine, a song from The Golden Echo that he was particularly inspired by. So on the day of my 25th birthday Kenny took us all to Salvation Mountain ...

4 days, 1 hour ago
Views: 400 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook

Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0