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Pope warns theologians against serving public opinion

Discussion in 'Catholic DIR' started by Quiddity, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. Quiddity

    Quiddity UndertheInfluenceofGiants

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    Oct. 06 (CWNews.com) - Pope Benedict XVI (bio - news) warned theologians against serving "the dictatorship of common opinion," as he celebrated Mass on October 6 with the members of the International Theological Commission.

    The International Theological Commission had been meeting in Rome this week to discuss the fate of children who die unbaptized, with widespread reports indicating that the group would recommend a move away from the concept of Limbo. Pope Benedict XVI did not mention that topic in his homily during the Mass that closed the Commission's week-long meeting.
     
  2. Djamila

    Djamila Bosnjakinja

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    I love how they get together and just casually change the structure of the afterlife.
     
  3. Quiddity

    Quiddity UndertheInfluenceofGiants

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    Enlighten me, and tell me what was changed?
     
  4. Djamila

    Djamila Bosnjakinja

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    Didn't they get rid of purgatory a few months ago? And now they're "moving away from the concept of" Limbo? :D
     
  5. Quiddity

    Quiddity UndertheInfluenceofGiants

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    If they got rid of any of what we hold as dogma, I wouldn't be here calling myself catholic. No doctrine or dogma was changed Mila. Just more fairy tale rumors.
     
  6. Djamila

    Djamila Bosnjakinja

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  7. Quiddity

    Quiddity UndertheInfluenceofGiants

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  8. Djamila

    Djamila Bosnjakinja

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    Oh it wasn't a source, just something to read. I couldn't find anything about the purgatory thing anyways, I just vaguely remember it from the news a while ago.
     
  9. Quiddity

    Quiddity UndertheInfluenceofGiants

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    If I read something of Islam from one of the newspapers over here would you feel confident with me using that as a source?
     
  10. Djamila

    Djamila Bosnjakinja

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    But I didn't mean it as a source? It's not even about what you asked me to provide a source for.
     
  11. Quiddity

    Quiddity UndertheInfluenceofGiants

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    Well your original post sounded one of sarcastic questioning. As if you truly believed it. Naturally I'm going to ask for a source.
     
  12. MaddLlama

    MaddLlama Obstructor of justice

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    So, when the church came up with the idea of limbo, it was just "Hey, we think this Limbo thing might exist" and now they're not sure?
     
  13. Quiddity

    Quiddity UndertheInfluenceofGiants

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    It wasn't the Church (authoritative body) but rather theologians in the Church that were attempting to explain an unknown. That is what happens to unbaptized infants.
     
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