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  1. Eddie Fong
    5 years ago

    William Brennan, I agree with you 100%. It was always said "A woman cannot be half pregnant, either you are or you are not!"

  2. Sebastian
    5 years ago

    Look at the University of San Francisco. It's the poster child of what this article asserts.

  3. William L. Bailey, Portland, OR
    5 years ago

    Thanks, Nicholas, for the deacon's reminder about the Land of Lakes conference. Bringing this to public attention clarifies which path to take. People are out there looking. Take the high percentage of Evangelicals quitting church after Sunday school, the departures from homosexual Anglicanism, and even the faithful of the Missouri Synod where for authority on the topic of mercy the local Lutheran Univ. has students read Dives in Misericordia.

    The Card. Newman Society article with comments brings a yes answer to "Thy kingdom come" and "the truth will set you free."

  4. Dan Brogdon
    5 years ago

    It's all about money. It seems that money means more than anything. Yes indeed, God help us all.

  5. Nicholas
    5 years ago

    Unfortunately Catholic Colleges have been "lost" for decades. A very good deacon at my church just recently brought to my attention the so called Land of Lakes conference which was held by a number of Catholic Colleges a few decades ago and headed (no surprise) by Notre Dame in which they essentially decided to reject the Magisterium's authoritative teachings because they were "antiquated". If you are interested in more information, do a quick internet search, it really is an enlightening study, and explains why so many of "Catholic" colleges are so screwed up today.

  6. Doc G
    5 years ago

    Small "o" orthodoxy ebbs and flows in the Catholic Church over time, and always has. Go to EWTN's website and download Fr. Charles Connor's excellent series on "The Great Heresies".

    At one time, a sizeable chunk of Christianity (Half?) believed that Christ was, at the very least, not quite God. And while a type of Arianism persists in Jehova's Witnesses and Mormonism, not to mention Islam, the Catholic church and most other Christians are trinitarian.

    The Holy Father is aware of this ebb and flow as evidenced by his statement that he would prefer a small Church true to His teaching than a large one that is not.

    So, trust in Christ's Divine Mercy for those unwittingly led astray, and in the Holy Spirit who guides the Church, and know that if you manage to live 1000 years, you'll still be able to find a Catholic Church and say, "Introibo ad altare Dei."

  7. Pat
    5 years ago

    When Rome roars...I fear not, read its own newspaper. Why do I feel we are on our own? May God help us all.

  8. William F. Brennan
    5 years ago

    Dan, I can appreciate the Marianist tradition of open and free dialogue but that presupposes that there is a middle ground in the debate toward which both sides give up something to achieve consensus. But abortion is not one of those issues. Either you support it or you don't. Partial abortion doesn't mean half way during discussion! As a Catholic I cannot and will not accept abortion nor honor its promoters. In the preservation of life there can be no middle ground!

  9. John Grimes
    5 years ago

    Catholic parents should NOT send their children to "Catholic" universities. My three spent 12 years in Catholic primary and secondary, but I decided they were far better off avoiding Catholic colleges and universities. At least at secular institutions like McGill in Montreal, they know the professors are often antagonistic toward our religion. None of the three has lost the faith after 4 years on campus, something many whose children were on Catholic campuses cannot say. At supposedly Catholic universities, the man or woman at the front of the class may be truly Catholic, or -- as often as not -- he or she may be a wolf in sheep's clothing.

    Catholic colleges are very expensive but hardly any better than their secular competitors, so why pay good money to have your children lose their faith? They will be safer at good secular institutions where the enemy is more truthful.

  10. Jocille Daniel
    5 years ago

    I am so thankful we have real "Catholic" priest in Waldport, Oregon. He is one in a million and we still know that there is a Heaven, a Purgatory and a hell.

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