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Watering down Catholic teaching

April 21st, 2010, Promulgated by Choir

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGHdGFvm1K4]

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7 Responses to “Watering down Catholic teaching”

  1. avatar Ben Anderson says:

    ok – that one was pretty good. amen!

  2. I think this kid and others need to make these videos more often. I know a 12-year old who goes to a suburban church and has attended both Our Lady of Victory and the Tridentine Mass at St. Stan, his observations were very astute. Liberals pander to kids. Kids want beauty, culture and truth and they sure don't get it from the liberals. It sure seems for liberals anyways, it's all "about them"; not the faithful, but about keeping their power structure intact within the Church. I suggest reading "Liberalism is a Sin" by Father Felix Sarda Y Salvany. Liberalism is a joke. Liberalism, as we know it in the Church, is a joke.

  3. avatar Matt says:

    I have worked with the youth of the Diocese in various capacities over the years. I can't count how many times one or another of them has said that if there's one thing they'd like to see changed it's that they're talked down to in 'youth-friendly' masses, talks, conventions, retreats, etc. "Just because I'm young doesn't mean I'm an idiot, you know what I mean?"

  4. Matt – That's it exactly. Why do you think the diocese doesn't listen to people like yourself who have worked with the youth? I'll never get that liberal mind set. I'd be interested in hearing more about what you think.

  5. avatar Ben Anderson says:

    it goes beyond just treating the children like children, they treat the adults like children as well. Certainly one thing I remember from my Evangelical days was being challenged. I wasn't challenged as a Catholic until I stepped into OLV. Before that it was commendable just to be at mass – no matter the state of your soul.

  6. avatar Gen says:

    Well said, Ben.

  7. avatar Matt says:

    Every time i take a class at through St. Irenaeus, I'm definitely challenged…OLV and LMC tend to also challenge me to grow, as does the reading of authentically catholic books, articles, blogs, etc. and listening to the Station of the Cross.

    But you're definitely right on the money, Ben–there isn't enough challenge in the Church locally, we aren't STRIVING for holiness or, sometimes it seems, even CARING about it! Just as a student who is told that he will get an 'A' no matter his work has no motivation to learn, when we are not challenged, when we do not hear the consequences of sin, we put forth no effort. I sometimes think that the challenge needs to start with us laymen, rather than hoping against hope that our clergy will do the same.


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