Minn. Teen Denied Confirmation, Famil...

Minn. Teen Denied Confirmation, Family Refused Communion Over Marriage Equality Support

There are 114 comments on the EDGE story from Nov 16, 2012, titled Minn. Teen Denied Confirmation, Family Refused Communion Over Marriage Equality Support. In it, EDGE reports that:

A Catholic priest in Barnesville, Minn., denied a 17-year-old boy confirmation after he discovered the boy posted a photo on Facebook where he made it clear that he supports gay marriage, the Detroit Lakes Tribune reports.

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“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#44 Nov 17, 2012
Fa-Foxy wrote:
I actually observe the law commanding NOT to eat shellfish or pork, and do it for a religious reason, but not because that command is found in the Old Testament.
OBVIOUSLY you have never had my famous bacon wrapped dates, stuffed with gorgonzola cheese, sprinkled with a bit of brown sugar before baking. I bring those to every party and now they expect it and have begun to demand it.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#45 Nov 17, 2012
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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So why do so many people insist on belonging to it ?
Don't worry, their memberships are dropping faster than polar ice.
towncrier

Duluth, GA

#46 Nov 17, 2012
What a bunch of hellions here. Bitching about the Church denying an abomination Communion!

Good for this Bishop! Bravo! We need more like him and then maybe we could get the homosexuals that infiltrated the Church out and the child rape would stop!

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#47 Nov 17, 2012
Truth wrote:
They call it "defecting" when you leave the church, I considered the contract of confirmation fraud as they espoused that the church was about love and forgiveness. Instead the catholic church is full hate, bigotry, lies and greed.
There's much to be said for being a religious defective.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#48 Nov 17, 2012
snyper wrote:
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It's called, "ex opere operato".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ex_opere_operato
Wow, those Catholics think of everything when planning how to defend their child-molesting priests, don't they?

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#49 Nov 17, 2012
snyper wrote:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =6mAmOxtRhssXX
Al Jolson, one of my favorite all-time entertainers. Am I getting old, or what?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#50 Nov 17, 2012
snyper wrote:
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In the new Code of Canon Law, the circumstances under which a presbyter (priest) may Confirm a candidate are extremely circumscribed. Mere inconvenience to the bishop isn't one of them.
There are a couple of instances where such can occur:
- where a baptized candidate is in imminent danger of death
- at the baptism of a fully prepared adult convert from a christian sect whose baptism is recognized by the RCC
These are to be considered SINGLE cases, and are not the prerogative of just any presbyter, but rather to one specially appointed for the purpose.
In circumstances related to inability of the bishop to administer the sacrament, it is the duty of the bishop to arrange for another bishop to fulfill the responsibility.
http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG1104/__P32.H...
It is important to understand that in the RCC system priests do not stand in apostolic succession from the apostles, and so do not by virtue of their partial ordination possess the charism of calling down the Gifts of the Holy Spirit upon anyone.
This is all RCC metaphysical theology.
I am so glad to be shut of it.
lol
Apparently the local priests in rural Minnesota never got that message, because I've never seen the local bishop at ANY confirmations; not even for my neice who was just had hers last year. In fact when I asked my parents about it- they're still practicing catholics- they said they've never seen the bishop in their entire lives.
un confirmed

AOL

#51 Nov 17, 2012
I was not confirmed even though I went through all of the classes. It seems the Bishop had something more pressing, like a golf game and left a Church full of young people and their families waiting to be confirmed. This was back in the early 70's, things may have changed since then. I left the Catholic Church when I was 18.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#52 Nov 17, 2012
What the hell is wrong with you?

:)

The RCC has taken a severely fundamentalist turn in the past few decades; none of the current attitudes of the RCC would have been allowed under vatican 2. I was raised catholic; being born in the 1950's, I have seen a huge sea change in the way the RCC treats people and social issues. There is no longer any allowance for debate.
Catholic wrote:
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I am Catholic.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#53 Nov 17, 2012
Franco? Hitler was a catholic and they didn't even excommunicate HIM.
JohnInToronto wrote:
Isn't it funny that the Catholic Church is so interested in doing this when it did not bother to excommunicate Franco? Even under John Paul XXIII?
So if Franco the murderer could be treated as a good Catholic, someone who believes differently than the Church could not. It proves they consider a difference of opinion a worse sin than murder.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#54 Nov 17, 2012
Why? With atheism, you can sleep in on sunday.
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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My condolences.
TURN TO MARTIN LUTHER !

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#55 Nov 17, 2012
If I'm gonna all to my knees at bedtime, I've got something far more productive in mind than praying...
Fa-Foxy wrote:
Each nite before bed, I fall down on my knees and THANK GOD I was born & raised a Protestant !
:)

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#56 Nov 17, 2012
RalphB wrote:
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Wow, those Catholics think of everything when planning how to defend their child-molesting priests, don't they?
It first appeared as a concept around the time of the Donatists, but didn't find fuller expression and conceptual development until christendom became a government caesaropapism, and there was a need to keep the social control structures intact.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#58 Nov 17, 2012
cpeter1313 wrote:
If I'm gonna all to my knees at bedtime, I've got something far more productive in mind than praying...
<quoted text>
Best. Response. Ever.

Uve

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#59 Nov 17, 2012
NoQ wrote:
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Like maybe taking it up the A$$ by your Fa:g lover???
You would know POS

Since: May 12

Bellevue, WA

#60 Nov 17, 2012
NoQ wrote:
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Everyone is trying to figure out why you're not in a mental institution. Dam trailer trash.
sorry fucktard.. i'm too busy sleeping off the pain of my double d breast implants from wednesday.. bye bye to my natural c cup... maybe someday some girl will let you touch her boobies... hard to believe your still a virgin after what 50 years.... well not really

Uve

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#62 Nov 17, 2012
NoQ wrote:
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Hey Fa$$ot, what's a POS??????
LOL figure it out

Since: May 12

Bellevue, WA

#63 Nov 17, 2012
NoQ wrote:
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Hey Fa$$ot, what's a POS??????
maybe you can play with your hand again today...unless it finds you disgusting to

“Trolls are Clueless”

Since: Dec 07

Aptos, California

#64 Nov 17, 2012
Time to abandon the Catholic Church lol.
Dave Saunders

Athens, Greece

#65 Nov 17, 2012
snyper wrote:
There's a problem with this story.
A priest cannot administer the sacrament of Confirmation.
Apart from that, the excommunications have begun.
Welcome, folks, to THESE middle ages.
Actually, priests can administer the Sacrament of Confirmation, though usually a bishop does it.

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