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Thread #149850   Message #3488265
Posted By: Rapparee
08-Mar-13 - 10:13 PM
Thread Name: BS: Catholic religion response to 'today'
Subject: RE: BS: Catholic religion response to 'today'
The late Archbishop of Milan said that the Catholic Church is at least 200 years behind the times.

Evolve or die. It's that simple.

The Church as understood by the Vatican has been irrelevant to a very large percentage of American and European Catholics for quite a few years now. The hypocrisy is massive -- for example, the claim that human life is sacred does not prevent a Catholic from serving in the Armed Forces where he or she might have to take life...but contraception is wrong from the git-go. Then there's the pedophilia issue, the money involved, the power involved, and with all this comes corruption.

And so the laity (and many parish priests) see the problems and ignore the Vatican as much as they can.

Someday soon I think a choice will be forced on the Vatican -- and a forced decision is rarely a good decision. But then, I'm not part of the Vatican Rag-gle-Taggle Bunch.