Sunday, December 28, 2008

catholics and scriptures

As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly. Proverbs 26:11

It's painfully obvious that Candy Brauer of has hit the end of her data base when it comes to slams against the Catholic church. She doesn't know what the Catholic Church teaches and so she has to just keep re-running the same old attacks, while ignoring the rebuttals.   See Kelly's rebuttal to her latest below.

Of course, the Catholic church encourages scripture reading from its members, but Candy will never tell you that. But here's what the catechism actually says!:

1437 Reading Sacred Scripture, praying the Liturgy of the Hours and the Our Father - every sincere act of worship or devotion revives the spirit of conversion and repentance within us and contributes to the forgiveness of our sins.

2653 The Church "forcefully and specially exhorts all the Christian faithful . . . to learn 'the surpassing knowledge of Jesus Christ' (Phil 3:8) by frequent reading of the divine Scriptures. . . . Let them remember, however, that prayer should accompany the reading of Sacred Scripture, so that a dialogue takes place between God and man. For 'we speak to him when we pray; we listen to him when we read the divine oracles."'

133 The Church "forcefully and specifically exhorts all the Christian faithful. . . to learn the surpassing knowledge of Jesus Christ, by frequent reading of the divine Scriptures. Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ.
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Tracy said...

Maybe it is a good thing she has hit the end?? One can hope:)

Kelly said...

It sure saves us a lot of time and effort. Makes for a boring blog, though.

Elena said...

Well maybe boring right now is good Kelly. At least until your little one is born (when is your due date?) and you are more settled. I am taking on more work too so less is more for me right now as far as Candy is concerned.

Tracy said...

I was just thinking the other day you must be nearing the end Kelly.. do you know what your having?

Kelly said...

I'm due on Jan 6th. I don't know what I'm having, but we've got it narrowed down. ;)

Everyone seems to think it's a girl, though. If so, that would make two girls and two boys.