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Annoying Catholics
July 29, 2013
6:08 pm
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vintage people & fair aisle sweaters
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June 24, 2012

Wee (formerly WWWinkie) said

vintage people & fair aisle sweaters said

Wee (formerly WWWinkie) said
Is Pope Francis soft on homosexuals? Because I'm really loving him, and hoping he'll help pave the way for openness to gays in the church. 

As a Cardinal in Argentina, he fought marriage equality. It was quite vicious. Change in the Church will have to come from the masses.

 

This is what I thought I had read when he was chosen a few months back, so I was confused by the bloggers opinion that he was being soft about the topic. 

 

However… perhaps there is hope?!!!  

 

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/07/29/pope-francis-on-gays-who-am-i-to-judge/?hpt=hp_t1

 

sani_elephantdance

The people who think he's being too soft are often the same people who recommend 'reparative therapy' and think Rick Santorum is a communist.

I don't think he'll do much, but I am hoping that priests further down in the chain of command become more vocal in their acceptance. 

July 29, 2013
10:40 pm
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Driving Me To Drink
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July 29, 2013

I grew up Catholic and am now ELCA Lutheran. I went to Catholic school for 12 years and had a good experience and got a great education. Ironically, it was my high school religion teacher, a Franciscan Brother, who sparked my doubts about how all the rules and traditions got put into place. He taught a course on the history of the church, and didn't leave out any of the juicy details (murders, adultery, politics, etc.). It was quite interesting, and it planted the seeds of doubt that led to my leaving the church. I am now what my mother refers to as "a fallen away Catholic." Ouch.

 I tried really hard to be a good Catholic, but it seems I just could not do it. There were too many rules to follow, and that became hard once I had kids. I like to sleep in on the occasional Sunday, and now I couldn't because my kids will think we are all going to hell because we missed church. frown

Sometimes I miss being Catholic, as odd as that sounds. There is a certain comradery (sp?) about being Catholic that I don't find in the Lutheran church. Maybe it's because I have only been one for about 9 years.

 It's the Super-Catholics that have always driven me crazy. We don't have any in my family, but I went to high school with some, and some who are now my FB friends have graduated to Super-Catholic status with their daily postings about Pro-Life issues, the woman's "place" in the church, why you should just accept what ever the church says no matter what and how that gives you peace, etc. And as a few have stated, it's the converts who are the worst.

I feel I have made a good home in our ELCA church. They allow women to be pastors, are gay friendly, and allow open communion to all who believe.

September 17, 2013
10:11 am
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Waterfall

ILoveDavidTennentSoMuch said
How about Conversion Diary? Its turned into a hate read for me; her finding God stuff was good but now she's full on anti-abortion rally/ gays must be celibate/ dont use birth control. She nearly died last pregnancy- and the condition gets worse everytime she gets pregnant. Please, die in your 30's with 6 little children. It's what god wants, you know.

gah!!

Oh my goodness don't get me started on Jennifer Fulwiler and her pregnancies and pontificating. And all of her fan girls who love the fact that she keeps getting pregnant even though she has a serious life-threatening condition to both the baby and herself every time (well since her second or third pregnancy anyway).

Then she comes out, after the pregnancy, with her big post on how she is still going to do NFP (fine whatever) and basically shows pictures of her kids and baby and asks, "Which one should not be here?" F U with that emotional bullshit.

God gave us FREE WILL. Use it. 

The thing is, she is so high on herself that she doesn't think she will actually die next time. 

September 17, 2013
12:18 pm
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KAS
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June 6, 2011

Driving Me To Drink said
I grew up Catholic and am now ELCA Lutheran.

WOOHOOO ELCA IN THE HOUSE!!!!  We're ELCA- my husband is finising up his MDiv and then he will be called to an ELCA Pastor sani_elephantdanceparty0006

September 18, 2013
11:14 am
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Laughing Leaping in the Light-filled Gloaming
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December 19, 2011

I still self-identify as Catholic, though I have been attending an Episcopal church for a number of years now. 

 

Mark Shea is someone with whom I disagree violently on about 50% of topics (gay marriage, contraception, abortion) and I think his screeds on Obama are not exactly a credit to his critical thinking skills. However, on the other 50% of topics (war, torture, social safety nets, the insanity of the Catholic ultra-right), I agree with him whole-heartedly. I actually think that he actually does have some integrity. I find his posts castigating the Catholic right for their blind obedience to right-wing ideology sweet, sweet Schadenfreud.

 

Re: Jen at Conversion Diary. She is the worst. I was reading her "What if you used contraception and the baby you avoided cured cancer" and was tempted to respond "What if you didn't use contraception and the baby you conceived started a genocide"? What a stupid argument. 

 

My favorite Catholic hate-read is littlecatholicbubble.blogspot.com. She thinks of herself as SOOOOOOOOOO intelligent and logical, but really, really does not have the intellectual chops to do anything other than parrot what smarter fellow right-wingers have already said. Atheists often turn up in the comments to argue with her and her minions, which is always entertaining. She does try to engage them, to the extent that she is able. Oddly, left-wing Catholics never try to engage her, probably because they know her type and know that she is crazy.

September 19, 2013
9:51 am
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Stephanie Vanderkellen
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June 19, 2013

Check out 11onmyown.com…the whiniest, most judgmental person you'll ever read about.

September 19, 2013
12:31 pm
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Laughing Leaping in the Light-filled Gloaming
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December 19, 2011

GP9 said
Check out 11onmyown.com…the whiniest, most judgmental person you'll ever read about.

Okay, so her eleven children range from age 28 to age 6. If she had her first three children during her first marriage, then at least three of her children are probably over 21, correct? Then she isn't parenting or supporting eleven children. Or if her older three children are living at home, then they can work and contribute to household expenses, no? So she isn't really "on her own." 

I do feel bad that her douchebag husband walked out on his wife and kids, and if she is to be believed, doesn't pay child support. 

On the other hand, in her about section, she says that her parents were shocked when she decided to get married and knocked up at age 18, rather than going to Yale and becoming a neurosurgeon. So maybe she and That Wife should start a club of bed-makers-and-liers.

September 20, 2013
1:23 pm
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Stephanie Vanderkellen
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June 19, 2013

ITA about her situation, if her side of the story is in fact correct. Remember that we don't know the whole story, just what she's said.

It's her ATTITUDE that stinks, though. EVERY SINGLE POST is whining and b***hing. Really. We get it, your life sucks. How about finding your blessings instead? She gives like one "my kids are great" post and then twenty "my ex is the devil and I hate my life" posts.

And if anyone makes any comment that doesn't agree with her, her response is snarky and rude and b***hy. She's kind of a mess.

(And a neurosurgeon at Yale? Really?! She ain't THAT smart. You can tell by her writing style. Plus she b***hes about her nursing classes all the time and how hard they are. If she can't do her community college or whatever it is, how could she do Yale?)

September 27, 2013
2:29 pm
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Struggle Nachos
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August 15, 2011

Saw this posted on FB by someone who strongly disagrees:

6 reasons to NOT send your daughter to college
http://www.fixthefamily.com/blog/6-reasons-to-not-send-your-daughter-to-college

I grew up in a very Catholic family and still practice. Thankfully I've never encountered this type of Catholic in person.

luna (OG) | Anything for Selenas (FKA)
October 30, 2013
6:58 am
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irunsomeultras

Random Person said

ILoveDavidTennentSoMuch said
How about Conversion Diary? Its turned into a hate read for me; her finding God stuff was good but now she's full on anti-abortion rally/ gays must be celibate/ dont use birth control. She nearly died last pregnancy- and the condition gets worse everytime she gets pregnant. Please, die in your 30's with 6 little children. It's what god wants, you know.

gah!!

Oh my goodness don't get me started on Jennifer Fulwiler and her pregnancies and pontificating. And all of her fan girls who love the fact that she keeps getting pregnant even though she has a serious life-threatening condition to both the baby and herself every time (well since her second or third pregnancy anyway).

Then she comes out, after the pregnancy, with her big post on how she is still going to do NFP (fine whatever) and basically shows pictures of her kids and baby and asks, "Which one should not be here?" F U with that emotional bullshit.

God gave us FREE WILL. Use it. 

The thing is, she is so high on herself that she doesn't think she will actually die next time. 

And then her kids will have no mother.  What an asshole.

 

My dad was the oldest of 6 children and had to bring home income to support the family.  This business of "God provides for our little miracles" is, IMO, a crock of shit in most cases.

Unless you're the Duggars and are being bankrolled by TLC and slumlord income.

December 12, 2013
12:26 pm
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LilSebastian
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September 13, 2013

Does anyone read Seraphic Singles? It's a Catholic blog for singles… I have this crazy love-hate relationship with the blog and have been reading it for close to four years, which is doubly insane since I am happily married and an ex-Catholic. I think a lot of the stuff she says is batpoop insane (e.g., don't kiss before you're married; people with 'same sex attraction' (aka gays?) are a scourge, etc.), BUT I also find some of her other advice sort of practical/reasonable and she does encourage young women to be educated and satisfied with their lives whether they get married or not. Anyway – my husband thinks it's totally weird that I read this woman's blog and get ragey about it, but as a former Catholic who left the church because of its stance on women's rights, homosexuality, AIDS, abortion, [name any other relevant social issue other than helping poor people, basically], this stuff is like catnip to me. I also check out Barefoot and Pregnant (who seems reasonable), Simcha Fisher (funny), and I used to read a really rando one called Orwell's Picnic (BATPOOP). Anyone else? I need someone to commiserate with here!

December 12, 2013
6:28 pm
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carol

LilSebastian said

Does anyone read Seraphic Singles? It's a Catholic blog for singles… I have this crazy love-hate relationship with the blog and have been reading it for close to four years, which is doubly insane since I am happily married and an ex-Catholic. I think a lot of the stuff she says is batpoop insane (e.g., don't kiss before you're married; people with 'same sex attraction' (aka gays?) are a scourge, etc.), BUT I also find some of her other advice sort of practical/reasonable and she does encourage young women to be educated and satisfied with their lives whether they get married or not. Anyway – my husband thinks it's totally weird that I read this woman's blog and get ragey about it, but as a former Catholic who left the church because of its stance on women's rights, homosexuality, AIDS, abortion, [name any other relevant social issue other than helping poor people, basically], this stuff is like catnip to me. I also check out Barefoot and Pregnant (who seems reasonable), Simcha Fisher (funny), and I used to read a really rando one called Orwell's Picnic (BATPOOP). Anyone else? I need someone to commiserate with here!

I tried to help you out just now by going to look at this blog that I have never heard of but I'm too dumb to understand even the first post she had up. I honestly didn't get it. So I tried to scroll down and read some more but I couldn't get through them. Sorry. I was hoping for a good hate read because I do enjoy that but just couldn't make it. I'm a practicing Catholic myself and tend to despise all the Catholic sites out there. I lean toward the left so mostly everything out there is too extreme for my tastes. This blog was just too above my intellect I guess. Sorry. Hope you can find someone to commiserate with.

December 12, 2013
6:39 pm
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Wee

luna said

Saw this posted on FB by someone who strongly disagrees:

6 reasons to NOT send your daughter to college
http://www.fixthefamily.com/blog/6-reasons-to-not-send-your-daughter-to-college

I grew up in a very Catholic family and still practice. Thankfully I've never encountered this type of Catholic in person.

WTF even is this diatribe??? Almost every Catholic woman I know has a college degree, and the Catholic university I attended was about 50/50 men/women, with a tad fewer women. Who the H. IS this woman to speak incorrectly on behalf of the rest of us?!!

 

OMG, she needs to go join the Quiverfulls or something. I'm assuming she's a bitter with no college degree and a super duper chip on her shoulder. 



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