Skip to comments.Padre Pio and the Mother Co-redemptrix(CATHOLIC CAUCUS)
Posted on 09/10/2007 6:18:13 AM PDT by stfassisi
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Did you ever notice that caucuses are the shortest of threads?
Yeah, that was the one where some were permitted to come in and trash the thread, the first such posting at #3 while there was no known reference to anything challenging anything. Then others maintained that the title alone was so inflammatory that , in essence, no rules applied. Just believing what we believe and saying so is an offense to some.
Apparently so, given some of the posts I saw on that thread.
Well, we could make our own caucus rules and post them at the top of caucus threads.
When a Catholic/Orthodox caucus thread is posted and the RM refuses to honor it for any reason, we Catholics can refuse to engage the crashers. We can pretend that they aren’t there.
I can say from my view that I have not seen one of their posts which made a significant and valid point. Their posts might mislead other non-Catholics but they can’t touch my faith.
Sure I know what the first reaction is, but it is part of our ecclesiology to think that schools of thought which conflict advisedly and intentionally on matters which the Catholic Church considers de fide are by definition heretical.
Further, the term Protestant is so equivocal, that it's hard to see how to use it as the name of a "Faith" or a "confession". Do we mean merely those who disagree with the Catholic understanding of the role of the See of Peter or do we mean those who hold some variety of Calvinism, or what?
If the first, then the term is synonymous (for Catholics) with heretic -- just as Catholicism is considered a bundle of heresies by Protestants.
If you add to that holding a link to be equivalent to the post, then, as I say, the Caucus designation is toast.
I’m still interested in seeing a non-Catholic caucus that was immediately swarmed by Catholics.
For that matter, I would be interested in seeing ANY non-Catholic thread, OTHER THAN THOSE WITH INFLAMMATORY TITLES (i.e. “Proof that Peter wasn’t Pope”, which I know has never actually been a title, but you get the idea), that has been swarmed by Catholics.
Maybe I have blinders on, but I am not aware of Catholics on this forum seeking non-Catholic threads to attack the beliefs of Protestants.
The material on a link counts. For instance, if the website from which an article is posted includes links to Jack Chick material, it will be pulled.
Likewise, on the News Forum, if the link includes pornographic material, it will be pulled.
As to consistency in the application of Religion Forum guidelines, please be advised that I was on vacation last week. The Admin Moderators on duty used their best judgment in handling the notoriously hot thread.
Moreover, we have a policy of "stare decisis" - so that moderators do not disturb actions previously taken by other moderators.
For the record, unless the title includes a direct affront the caucus will not be broken on my watch. It would take something like "Protestants are heretics [Catholic Caucus]" to fail the test.
“... we Catholics can refuse to engage the crashers.”
We can try but I’m even being harrassed by FReepmail now by one of them.
See? A little touch-typing issue here.
Let me know the particulars by Freepmail - harassment via Freepmail is not allowed.
Not to be confrontational, but this isn't quite clear.
Let's say hypothetically, a Catholic write writes something and in it he mentions Jack Chick hating Catholics and has an illustration of one of Chick's publications, would that be considered a link?
Hope you had a great vacation!
I suspect I know which one.
I hope the record is adequately clear here: None of this involves referring to Mary as “Redemptrix.” Claims to the contrary are false.
I got a couple too. I just deleted them. They just wanted to get the last word in.
And yes, I had a great vacation! Thank you!
Why do you suppose it is that we rarely do caucuses?
I don’t know about you but when I read the caucus threads I learn alot. I love reading the responses and have learned from them too. I don’t often respond because most of the time I don’t have a lot to add.
That makes sense to a point. However, if a Catholic apologetic is writing something about religious bigotry and happens to mention the name, it would seem a little extreme to pull it.
Then again, you’re the one who makes the decisions.
Then take the second part of my post.
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