Not that I like to give them the oxygen of publicity, but I can't help it in this case. ACTA stand for things that aren't Catholic. I shan't repeat the sordid details here, Deacon Nick at Protect the Pope has done the mucky work, follow the link and see for yourself exactly what they stand for under the guise of that luvverly word 'dialogue'.
Ok, rant time from me. It's been a while, but the rage is upon me. Why do they want to change the Catholic Church? There is a perfectly good alternative for them and they wouldn't have to do anything particularly taxing other than pitch up at their nearest Anglican church next Sunday. They've already done the women priest thing, they're on the way to lady bishops, and they have no problem with remarriage and contraception. Sorted.
Will they leave, though? Will they ever, because it's much more fun confusing the waverers in the church, those who might be having a hard time living faithfully, giving them a softer option if only they'll break the rules. This is wantonly sowing discord, this is not working towards peace and unity. And the boring refrain is always that the 'spirit of Vatican II' (henceforth abbreviated to S of VII) hasn't been implemented. As someone said to me the other day, you'd think the S of VII was the fourth person of the Trinity. I've read the documents, quite frankly they're rather dull, and I've never managed to find in them any of the stuff the S of VII-ers have got out.
|The kind of spirits this kind of thing can lead to.|
The bottom line has to be if you don't like the rules, leave. If you're a member of the golf club you expect to play by the rules, or you leave the golf club (not that I play, I'm with Mark Twain when it comes to golf). There's nothing to actually 'dialogue' about.
Brava! Very well put. This post should have a much wider readership than here...... such as every parish bulletin in the country
Thanks Anon. Feel free to spread my irritation about this far and wide!
What is ACTA?
If you click on the Deacon Nick link in the post or on the sidebar you'll find out all you need to know, MC.
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