John Kerry excommunicated from Catholic Church

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Avatar4321, Oct 18, 2004.

  1. Avatar4321
    Online

    Avatar4321 Diamond Member Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2004
    Messages:
    70,537
    Thanks Received:
    8,161
    Trophy Points:
    2,070
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Ratings:
    +12,152
    http://cwnews.com/news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=32830

    Interesting development. i think the Catholics need to start cleaning house big time.

    Doesnt exactly help Kerry though.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  2. drowe
    Offline

    drowe Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2004
    Messages:
    219
    Thanks Received:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    79119
    Ratings:
    +35
    What happens now? Are Kerry and Edwards going to demand Bush denounce the Pope and the entire Catholic Church as they demanded him to do with the SwiftVets?
     
  3. ScreamingEagle
    Offline

    ScreamingEagle Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2004
    Messages:
    12,885
    Thanks Received:
    1,609
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Ratings:
    +2,158
    This is really going to fry the anti-Christian liberal whackos!
     
  4. dmp
    Offline

    dmp Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2004
    Messages:
    13,088
    Thanks Received:
    741
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Enterprise, Alabama
    Ratings:
    +741
    this should not surprise anyone - nobody who dissagrees with, or speaks against the fundamentals of Catholic faith can 'be' catholic.
     
  5. Plato
    Offline

    Plato Rookie

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    13
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +2
    Not necessarily relevant to this thread but I do have some good news for you guys. We have just heard over here that British troops will be moving north into the Sunni Triange to allow American forces to concentrate on destroying the terrorists in Fallujah.
     
  6. beemerup
    Offline

    beemerup Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2004
    Messages:
    38
    Thanks Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +9
    Shocked, Surprised & pleased. If he's going to waffle on all the "constitutional" issues its good that someones holding him accountable. P.S. I'm a Born again Christian, that was raised Catholic
     
  7. MJDuncan1982
    Offline

    MJDuncan1982 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2004
    Messages:
    506
    Thanks Received:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Mississippi
    Ratings:
    +25
    Interesting development in the Catholic Church, but I feel enough people have died so we don't have to listen to the Pope in our politics. Seems the Church may be trying to influence politics...strikes a nerve with me.
     
  8. Bonnie
    Offline

    Bonnie Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2004
    Messages:
    9,476
    Thanks Received:
    668
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Wherever
    Ratings:
    +669
    Im happy to see the church finally take a stand on something political, seems they have been taking the hands off approach too much for fear of coming on too strong. the church has a right to ex communicate anyone deemed openly defying the teachings. Kerry shoudn't mind, he's only Catholic depending on which group of people he's in front of anyway.
     
  9. MJDuncan1982
    Offline

    MJDuncan1982 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2004
    Messages:
    506
    Thanks Received:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Mississippi
    Ratings:
    +25
    I'm not...getting rid of the Pope and organized religion in politics is a very old and important struggle.

    I want my leaders to guide this ship of ours with a compass and not with the guts of a lamb. The Pope's business is the big invisible man in the sky.

    And yes the Church can kick out whoever they want, doesn't bother me. They just better stay far, far away from our politics.
     
  10. Bonnie
    Offline

    Bonnie Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2004
    Messages:
    9,476
    Thanks Received:
    668
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Wherever
    Ratings:
    +669
    How is this incident getting inolved inpolitics?
    Secondly the Pope's business is to keep those that choose to be Catholic on the right path, and keeping the church true to the gospels. If that means that priests tell their congregations to vote for the condidate who best represents the church's teachings then so be it. They not only a right, but an obligation to do so.
     

Share This Page