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To: DaveyB
Both the Pope and Scalia have found for themselves a standard of truth that for them is higher than the word of God.

Ok, I can't resist. NO, Justice Scalia may be at the threshold of finding that the Word of God is only occasionally coincident with a human who claims "infallability" apart from the Word of God. In his heart of hearts, Justice Scalia is too intelligent to be a "good" catholic. Who knows, praying to the goddess Mary may be next to go?

19 posted on 02/05/2002 12:12:32 PM PST by winstonchurchill
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To: winstonchurchill
Ok, I can't resist. ...In his heart of hearts, Justice Scalia is too intelligent to be a "good" catholic. Who knows, praying to the goddess Mary may be next to go?

Next time, resist.

SD

28 posted on 02/05/2002 1:07:10 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: winstonchurchill
First of all no Catholic prays to the goddess Mary. If you’re going to make ignorant statements at least identify yourself Hillary. Catholics only pray to God. We adore Mary like you would look fondly on a picture of your mother. We ask her to be our mediator in our prayers occasionally because we suppose she is a tad closer to her Son than are we. Secondly, the Catholic Church’s teaching on infallibility is only applicable to the pontiff when, in conjunction with the Magisterium (the conference of Bishops), they issue a teaching on faith or morals. The Church is depressed by the culture of death and part of linking the death penalty with abortion and euthanasia is not only consistent doctrinally it puts the leftist whackos in their own moral dilemma. It’s the reverse of what we may think. “Golly-gee if I oppose putting a serial murderer to death because death is bad then I guess that killing innocent, defenseless babies must be bad too”…a reach in logic for the left but worth a shot. Thirdly, an encyclical is just a Papal letter. It has no binding authority doctrinally. Doctrinal changes are normally made only at Church councils which on average occur centuries apart. Encyclicals are the personal published wisdom of the current Pope, and are opinion influenced by faith and reason. Apparently, the Rome haters protest too much when they react to the opinion of the Pope so violently but don’t get too excited when their own series of “preachers” slide off the straight and narrow. By the way Bob Locke, who do you think assembled the bible?
39 posted on 02/05/2002 5:46:58 PM PST by RecallJeffords
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