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Posted on 2007.02.21 at 10:18


janira11 at 2007-02-23 09:45 (UTC) (Link)
When I say Catholic it doesn't mean Strictly catholic,I mean...to obey to the pope and everything else.I mean Catholic in a cultural meaning, the way a person is raised by family...his or her beliefs,yes Love,Pardon,The concept of God as father and/or mother(as John Paul 2 said).This is being catholic,someone who have received the baptism,but free to think and to act respecting others, not obeying to the Vatican.There is a big fight here in Italy.As always The Vatican tries to be the leader over italian government...I am so angry.My church ,my ideal church is what SAN FRANCESCO wanted to do...
And John Paul 1 too, do you remember? In 1978(I was a very young girl)he tried to change the Vatican,then after only a month he died....
He was in perfect health...
So, Catholic is a way of thinking and behaving, not something oppressive or restrictive...
I was raised to think this way in my catholic education, very liberal.
Sorry for the long post.I hope to express my ideas in a good enough English....sigh

mechtild at 2007-02-24 05:27 (UTC) (Link)
Ah, you mean "Catholic" in the way I would say I'm American. I was born here, and so am automatically a citizen. I work here, receive the benefits of living here, and will probably die here. But while I admire much of what the country does and stands for, there is much I decry and disavow. Super-conservatives would say I have some very un-American views, which would undermine the country. Super-liberal ones would say my views aren't radical enough, and that I'm do-nothing about changing things -- not like an American of old at all.

But I still think I am correct in calling myself "American". Heck, I can't call myself French or Chinese -- or Italian, for that matter -- can I? :D
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