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Honest Argument: Roman Catholic Church must adapt to the modern age
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Roman Catholic Church must adapt to the modern age

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Roman Catholic Church must adapt to the modern age  Roman Catholic Church must adapt to the modern age
       Shortage of priests can not minister to future Catholics  Shortage of priests can not minister to future Catholics
              Ordaining women could alleviate priest shortage  Ordaining women could alleviate priest shortage
                     Ordination is a response to vocation, or God's call, which does not depend on the church's initiative  Ordination is a response to vocation, or God's call, which does not depend on the church's initiative
       Young/old age gap alienating the flock  Young/old age gap alienating the flock
       The Church cannot continue to support itself economically  The Church cannot continue to support itself economically
       Dedicated Catholics believe different things  Dedicated Catholics believe different things
              Church and membership split on death penalty  Church and membership split on death penalty
              The fact that dedicated Catholics believe different things does not allow us to conclude that they should believe different things  The fact that dedicated Catholics believe different things does not allow us to conclude that they should believe different things
       The church must be faithful to God regardless of what anyone in the modern age thinks  The church must be faithful to God regardless of what anyone in the modern age thinks

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Excellent argument!

Great topic, great start

Comment by: coolgeek At: 2007-02-13 18:06:07



Re: node: The Church cannot continue to support itself economica

If we are referring to the Catholic faith in America alone, it is most likely that the Church will run into economic and financial problems. There appears to be a growing strain of anti-Christian sentiment sweeping the country, not to mention the noticeable shift towards the traditional iconoclastic stance of "free-thinkers". But with all the world-wide resources of the Vatican I am certain the Catholic church in America will continue to exist, for more than a generation at least.

Comment by: Tresmegisto At: 2008-01-14 05:20:11



Re: node: The Church cannot continue to support itself economica

This point implies that the church's stance vis-a-vis the modern age should be made according to how much revenue it will bring in.

Comment by: pwdennis2 At: 2008-05-23 06:37:40



Re: node: Roman Catholic Church must adapt to the modern age

It's not clear what the modern age is, what adapting to it would consist of, and how we could recognize whether the church were or were not adapted to it.

Comment by: pwdennis2 At: 2008-05-23 06:38:49



pwdennis2 -

Excellent additions

Comment by: Ulysses Berman At: 2008-05-23 07:34:25



Pure Faith is not dependent upon the public

- The Catholic church calls themselves Christians.
- Christian belief is based upon key axioms which are not up for debate.
- A "pure" and real faith, in the eyes of Christians, is based upon the acceptance and application of God's Truth in one's own life. Manifestations of this faith structure are social actions, like evangelism, community outreach, and acts of kindness and love.

Ergo, one can change their approach to the public, but not their faith. It has been addressed that the Church should change their outreach. It has also been said that if a church follows The Great Commission(Matthew 28:16-20) that they have no need to change a thing.

Comment by: TG4Family At: 2008-06-01 12:47:16



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