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Friday, September 16, 2005
My thoughts on Cafeteria Catholics
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The other day I participated in a discussion on why Rwanda's population is predicted to triple in the future, and they brought up their "facts" that contraception would really help. Needless to say since I was there, a discussion on the Catholic Church and contraception came with some Catholics not knowing that all artificial contraception is not allowed and some that didn't think it was relevant (Cafeteria Catholics) Why can the Pope tell us what to do?

I'll tell you the answer: the Pope is God's chosen representative on earth who takes the place of St. Peter and guides the Body of Christ (us) through the challenges in morality and faith. Nothing said on contraception though is new; it all goes back to the Gospels and placing God first. We all must have a relationship in prayer with Him and that is the ONLY way to know Him.

God gave us His Church to lead us closer to Him and any disregard for the Church as an institution can only show a disregard to Christ.

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3 comments:

del_button September 17, 2005 at 8:58 AM
Audrey said...

Oh yes, I also found that a lot of Catholics do not know that contraceptive is not allowed in catholic church... or, maybe they knew it but they ignore it?

del_button September 18, 2005 at 10:04 PM
auron said...

i know somebody that claims they are catholic yet he/she isnt against euthanasia, when i inform him/her of the churchs views on this subject i get a "i dont care i love my religion" when i try to explain that he/she isnt actually following the religion if he/she is for euthanasia.

Its annoying but more importantly makes catholics look inconsistant, for lack of a better word. I realize that there are catholics that follow the church faithfully but it is annoying to continually hear people say they do but actually dont.

This is what i have to say to those that claim they are catholics yet do not follow the church, "It is ok if you disagree with some of the catholic church's teachings (i do), but do not claim you are catholic. It is ok to be non-catholic. I actually praise you for following your intuition, but do not be a hypocrit and call yourself catholic"

del_button September 18, 2005 at 10:10 PM
auron said...

o and i remember a analogy i was given on this site to explain why the church is against contraception, it had to do with a married couple, and the husband closes the door instead of locks it.

One minor problem. God is all powerful. Your wife cant get through a padlock. (Without causing major damage) God can make a piece of latex break if he wants you to have a child.

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