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pitching a fit

By Diogenes (articles ) | May 11, 2005

Commonweal flounces out of the room in a rage, slamming all the doors behind her. There are some good laughs to be had once your ears stop ringing.

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  • Posted by: - May. 11, 2005 6:47 PM ET USA

    Sadly, this is the world view I grew up with. By the grace of God I ended up in a parish where the pastor gave a homily and said that what makes him the saddest are the people who say that they disagree with the the Church teaches, but have NEVER READ what the Church teaches. I went that day and bought myself a Catechism, and downloaded Humanae Vitae, and READ both. I still remember the moment I when it hit me that the Church is right! Now I teach NFP and Youth programs. God Bless the Truth

  • Posted by: - May. 11, 2005 6:17 PM ET USA

    I didn't have to read any further than this: " It is safe to say that the Vatican’s shocking dismissal of Rev. Thomas Reese as editor of the Jesuit magazine America has left precisely such an impression with millions of Americans, Catholic and non-Catholic alike." I, for one, would love to know how this "journalist" can gauge the impression of "millions of Americans, Catholic and non-Catholic alike". Mebee she have some special divinin' stick!

  • Posted by: - May. 11, 2005 5:35 PM ET USA

    Yes, indeed, the opinion of the editors of "Commonweal" reminded of why I don't subscribe to or read their magazine. These people have been dissenters from the getgo, but would like to cover their dissent with euthemisms. Like the rest of the dissenters, if they do not wish to accept what the Church teaches, why do they pretend to be Catholics? Because their livelihood depends upon their dissenting opinions? Jashu

  • Posted by: - May. 11, 2005 4:17 PM ET USA

    No, the real scandal is 40 years of heresy unchallenged by shepherds of the flock. They have built up expectations within the Church that will take decades to live down.

  • Posted by: - May. 11, 2005 3:37 PM ET USA

    Since the vast majority of American Bishops and certainly the USCCB (and by the way with Commonweal's full knowledge and approval) haven't stood up for Catholic dogma, marriage, family, community, life from conception until natural death, Catholic catechesis, justice, sexual morality, honesty and responsibility in education, orthodoxy, and pious worship, why would they be aghast that Bishops don't stand up for a snake like Reese or any other counterfeiter?

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