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Submitted by Joe Blow (not verified) on

"These women are the backbone of the church, we would be wise to follow their council!"

And these women are disappearing at a rapid pace. So when the nuns are gone, the Church is gone, right? I don't think so. Give me good orthodox priests and the Church will survive until Jesus comes to end the world.

Submitted by GA Catholic (not verified) on

How many souls has this "backbone of the Church" saved?
Or, how many souls has this "backbone of the Church" shoved into Hell?

"Dissenting Catholics" need to wake up and realize that earthly agitation won't be any comfort to you when you are enduring the eternal torments of Hell.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Sisters do not save. Jesus saves. Sisters do not shove into hell. Those who want to go there are free to choose that location. I feel with Paul (Romans 9-11) who would suffer the pains of hell if only his co-religionists (Jews) could know the saving and uncondtional love of Jesus, the Lord. Please ponder that in your heart.

Submitted by Loyally Dissent... (not verified) on

I am going to hell? Last time I checked, the Catholic Church does not teach the same type of hell as protestants do. It is simply an absence of God's love and contact. We can experience it here on earth.

All will be welcome in the end.

How many traditionalists are converts? There seems to be a huge evangelical flair to that movement.

Submitted by GA Catholic (not verified) on

Are you going to go to Hell? Only God knows. If you do it will be forever.

Apart from that you are very sadly mistaken. Hell is not "simply an absence of God's love and contact", although that would be a terrifying fate all by itself. Hell also involves punishment of the bodily senses and burning fire, and it lasts forever. It is not true that "all will be welcome in the end." If you think otherwise then you are fully and completely ignorant of 2000 years of Catholic teaching on the nature of Hell.

Jesus says: "Enter ye in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there are who go in thereat. How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life: and few there are that find it!" (Mt 7,13-14)

Jesus says: "The Son of man shall send his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all scandals, and them that work iniquity. And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." (Mt 13,41-42)

Jesus says: "Then he shall say to them also that shall be on his left hand: Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels." (Mt 25,41)

Submitted by GA Catholic (not verified) on

I'm trying to help you out, "Dissenting Catholic", so here is a short excerpt from my daughters First Communion Catechism:

32. What does mortal sin do to us?
Mortal sin makes us enemies of God and robs our souls of His grace.

Anyone who commits mortal sin loves himself more than God.
He offends God very much.
One whose soul is dead in sin has no power to love God.
He cannot please God.

Grace is the life of Christ in us.
Mortal sin kills this life.
It crucifies Christ in us.

33. What happens to those who die in mortal sin?
Those who die in mortal sin are punished forever in the fire of hell.

Hell is a terrible place.
Those who are there suffer great pain.
They are slaves of the devil.
They hate God and everyone else.
They love only themselves.
They can never be happy.

Here's a link for your further enlightenment:

Submitted by Mike M (not verified) on

All will be welcome in the end? By that do you mean all will be with God? If so, your religion is not only non-Catholic, it ignores the very words of Jesus Christ as revealed to us in Scripture.

Here we can see how important the Vatican's efforts to reassert orthodoxy really are.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

A Sister who wears a Nuns for Choice t-shirt is not a backbone of the church, and we would be foolish to follow her counsel, and her 60 years of service may have been to the detriment of the common good, not to its benefit. Ditto her congretation who supports her.

Submitted by Timothy J OBrien (not verified) on

As a young Catholic I'm happy to see the Church finally acting! I find more and more that the younger Catholics are tired of the dissent and rotten fruit brought on by our parents generation (sorry - mom and dad, its true).

However, we are encouraged to see that this again group of the "hippie" generation is fading into oblivion. Their bark is MUCH louder than their bite nowadays. They only get louder when they realize they are no longer getting their way.

In the end, Holy Mother Church will always prevail.

Submitted by Colleen (not verified) on

As a fellow young Catholic I say hear! hear! to this - time to return to the Faith of Our Fathers and obey the Church and Peter.