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Catholic Bishops Fail To Pass Economic Statement Heavy With Homophobia

There are 36 comments on the lezgetreal.com story from Nov 14, 2012, titled Catholic Bishops Fail To Pass Economic Statement Heavy With Homophobia . In it, lezgetreal.com reports that:

The Catholic Hierarchy failed to agree on their “The Hope of the Gospel in Difficult Economic Times” statement when two-thirds of the 230 gathered bishops failed to vote for it at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops meeting. Dropping the gavel on the hour of intense debate, Cardinal Timothy Dolan pronounced “this document is dead.”

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Mona Lott

Hoboken, NJ

#1 Nov 14, 2012
Catholic Bishops fail.
SirAndrew

Honolulu, HI

#2 Nov 14, 2012
Mona, that's redundant.
John E

Detroit, MI

#3 Nov 14, 2012
And then they all left to go shopping for solid gold Cross necklaces.
disgusted american

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Nov 14, 2012
then afterwords had a alter-boy sleep-over at the rectory

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#5 Nov 14, 2012
One of the most disgusting things you might ever see is the huge collections of precious metals and stones so flagrantly displayed in hundreds of churches in Spain. Walk outside the church and observe the poverty and suffering.
John E wrote:
And then they all left to go shopping for solid gold Cross necklaces.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#6 Nov 14, 2012
Take the gospel (all of them) and throw them in the fire to keep warm if your heat is turned off for non-payment. That is the hope in bad economic times. Unfortunately, the warmth does not last very long.

Since: Jan 08

Bangkok, Thailand

#7 Nov 14, 2012
TomInElPaso wrote:
One of the most disgusting things you might ever see is the huge collections of precious metals and stones so flagrantly displayed in hundreds of churches in Spain. Walk outside the church and observe the poverty and suffering.
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Have you seen the treasures in the Vatican Museums? And their displayed items are only a fraction of their holdings. I'm sure if Jesus came back today he'd really be pissed!

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#8 Nov 14, 2012
TomInElPaso wrote:
One of the most disgusting things you might ever see is the huge collections of precious metals and stones so flagrantly displayed in hundreds of churches in Spain. Walk outside the church and observe the poverty and suffering.
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I'm a church-going Protestant, currently attending a church in the denomination called The United Church Of Christ, although I am born and raised Lutheran and have regularly attended Lutheran churches for over 30 years.

I also have, from time to time, attended other Protestant churches, including, but not limited to churches of teh following denominations: Baptist, Methodist, Episcopal, The United Church Of Christ, and The Church Of Christ, Scientist.

I also have attended Roman Catholic chuches and Jewish synagogues.

Having said all that, I have ALWAYS been struck by the amount of gold, and other expensive decorations, in Roman Catholic churches compared to any other house of worship that I have been to. Couldn't the money spent on these gaudy decorations be better spent on providing food, clothing, and shelter to people who need it ?

What would Jesus say ?

Nearly ALL Protestant churches I have either belonged to, or visited, in the past 50 years, are almost all very simply decorated, mostly in wood, or sometimes not decorated at all.

It seems to me that only the Roman Catholic Church spends these obscene amounts of money on expensive decorations in the church.

And why don't the parishoners of these churches speak up and complain as to where their hard-earned money which they donate to the church is really going to ?

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#9 Nov 15, 2012
It sounds like there remains a little rationality among the Synod.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#10 Nov 15, 2012
I remember the days when Catholic priests were out there, along with the people, decrying economic unfairness and social oppression. Now they just write letters, on which they cannot agree. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#11 Nov 15, 2012
RalphB wrote:
I remember the days when Catholic priests were out there, along with the people, decrying economic unfairness and social oppression. Now they just write letters, on which they cannot agree. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
Poor people are poor because they chose to invest in the wrong stocks and bonds. They're own fault.

<s>

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#12 Nov 15, 2012
Time for another Schism?

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#13 Nov 15, 2012
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Poor people are poor because they chose to invest in the wrong stocks and bonds. They're own fault.
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I don't know what the connection is, but know what just popped into my head?
Scarlett, standing on a hill with the setting sun behind her, saying, "As God is my witness, I'll never go hungry again". Or was that Atlanta burning behind her? Can't remember.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#14 Nov 15, 2012
RalphB wrote:
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I don't know what the connection is, but know what just popped into my head?
Scarlett, standing on a hill with the setting sun behind her, saying, "As God is my witness, I'll never go hungry again". Or was that Atlanta burning behind her? Can't remember.
William Sherman was a GREAT man !

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#15 Nov 15, 2012
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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William Sherman was a GREAT man !
Hmmmmm......Sherman.......Sher man. Wasn't he the kid that accompanied Mr. Peabody in the Way Back machine? Yeah, I liked him, too.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#16 Nov 15, 2012
RalphB wrote:
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Hmmmmm......Sherman.......Sher man. Wasn't he the kid that accompanied Mr. Peabody in the Way Back machine? Yeah, I liked him, too.
That show was GREAT satire. I was very young when that show was first on, so of course I missed a lot of the humor. But a few years ago, I bought the series on DVD.

("The Ruby Yacht Of Omar Khyamm" & "The Kerwood Derby" ROFL !)

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#17 Nov 15, 2012
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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That show was GREAT satire. I was very young when that show was first on, so of course I missed a lot of the humor. But a few years ago, I bought the series on DVD.
("The Ruby Yacht Of Omar Khyamm" & "The Kerwood Derby" ROFL !)
Well, nuff nonsense for one day. I have housework to do. Bye now.

“Stop the liberal madness”

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#18 Nov 15, 2012
TomInElPaso wrote:
One of the most disgusting things you might ever see is the huge collections of precious metals and stones so flagrantly displayed in hundreds of churches in Spain. Walk outside the church and observe the poverty and suffering.
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Those poor people are called Muslims who fled their oppressive cult only to than try to turn Europe into an Islamic cesspool.

Should the Church now provide for Muslims in Spain or here while they spit at us ?

I think not.

Why don't you go to spain and help these Muslims and tell them about yourself pffffffffffffft.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#19 Nov 15, 2012
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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That show was GREAT satire. I was very young when that show was first on, so of course I missed a lot of the humor. But a few years ago, I bought the series on DVD.
("The Ruby Yacht Of Omar Khyamm" & "The Kerwood Derby" ROFL !)
I stream it on Netflix.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#20 Nov 15, 2012
luv Sarah Palin wrote:
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Those poor people are called Muslims who fled their oppressive cult only to than try to turn Europe into an Islamic cesspool.
Should the Church now provide for Muslims in Spain or here while they spit at us ?
I think not.
Why don't you go to spain and help these Muslims and tell them about yourself pffffffffffffft.
History wasn't your strong suit, was it? Or maybe it was. You were just dealt a handful of bananas.

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