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Originally posted by happykat39
There have been stories of aborted fetuses buried under the basement floors of the convents and rectories circulating for longer than I have been alive.
In fact the celibacy ruling has nothing to do with scripture.
When sexual frustration sets in in a normal male and the only outlet is the innocent children who you have control over the outcome is inevitable and sickening.
Originally posted by charles1952
Would it help to see the pertinent portion of the Pope's speech? Please note especially the second paragraph. I agree that it is current news, but I maintain there is nothing there to cause offense.
From a re-evangelization of society can derive a new humanism and a renewed commitment and cultural design. It helps dethrone the modern idols, to replace individualism, consumerism and materialistic technocracy, with the culture of brotherhood and benevolence, love. Jesus Christ summed up and carrying out the precepts given in a new commandment: "as I have loved you, so you also love each other" (Jn. 13.34); Here lies the secret of all social life fully human and peaceful, as well as the renewal of politics and national and international institutions. Blessed Pope John XXIII motivated commitment to building a world community, with a corresponding authority, just moving out of love, out of love for the common good of the human family. Thus we read in Pacem in terris, "there is an intrinsic relationship between the historical content of the common good and the configuration of public authorities on the other. The moral order, i.e., as requires the public authority in partnership to implement the common good therefore demands that the authority to do so is efficient "(No. 71).
The Church has not tasked to suggest, from a legal point of view and political concrete configuration of such an international system, but offers to those who have responsibility for those principles of reflection, judgment criteria and practical guidelines that can ensure its anthropological and ethical frame around the common good (see Enc. Caritas in veritate, 67). On reflection, however, is to note that you shouldn't imagine a superpower, concentrated in the hands of a few, that would dominate on all Nations, by harnessing the weakest, but that any authority must be understood above all as a moral force, may have a second reason (cf. Pacem in terris, 27), i.e. as related authorities, accrual and limited by law.
www.vatican.va... (Run through an online translator)
Originally posted by Taupin Desciple
I prefer to stay anonymous.
Originally posted by Sublimecraft
All Roads lead to Rome
Here is an ATS thread from 2010 that garnished 600+ flags, is 219 pages long and articulates quite well what everyone thus far has commented on or hinted at.
To say it is a very well researched piece, imo, is an understatement.
The OP, minus the links provided, takes approx 20-30mins to read.
This latest comment coming out of the Vatican appears to have been in the making for a very long time.
edit on 11-12-2012 by Sublimecraft because: spelling / grammar
Originally posted by Avgudar
Could be a christian conspiracy. With the christians owning all the money they can chose who to give it to. They'd probably make atheist suffer and die, starve without food or money.