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6 years ago  ::  Mar 09, 2009 - 12:33PM #1
LadyoftheWest
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Okay so there is this new bill in Connecticut that introduces a change of running of parishes in regard to financial and administrative problems. This bill would introduce a board that would run things without a say from the bishop or pastor. I thought we had religious freedom but obviously the state can interfere in the faith but faith cannot interfere with state. How messed up is that! This is all coming in the name of safeguarding the churchgoers from theft and other crimes. What a lie! It is treating the Roman Catholic Church like a business rather than a religious institution.

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6 years ago  ::  Mar 09, 2009 - 9:47PM #2
Tamayo
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Mar 9, 2009 -- 12:33PM, LadyoftheWest wrote:


Okay so there is this new bill in Connecticut that introduces a change of running of parishes in regard to financial and administrative problems. This bill would introduce a board that would run things without a say from the bishop or pastor. I thought we had religious freedom but obviously the state can interfere in the faith but faith cannot interfere with state. How messed up is that! This is all coming in the name of safeguarding the churchgoers from theft and other crimes. What a lie! It is treating the Roman Catholic Church like a business rather than a religious institution.




 


Well, having no knowledge of what's going on in Connecticut, I can't really make a judgement call on the separation of church and state in that situation.


 


However... the RCC has been run like a business since day 1, with more of a religious undertone. Anyone unaware of THAT has quite a bit of reading to do!

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6 years ago  ::  Mar 09, 2009 - 10:17PM #3
WaveringCC
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Mar 9, 2009 -- 12:33PM, LadyoftheWest wrote:


Okay so there is this new bill in Connecticut that introduces a change of running of parishes in regard to financial and administrative problems. This bill would introduce a board that would run things without a say from the bishop or pastor. I thought we had religious freedom but obviously the state can interfere in the faith but faith cannot interfere with state. How messed up is that! This is all coming in the name of safeguarding the churchgoers from theft and other crimes. What a lie! It is treating the Roman Catholic Church like a business rather than a religious institution.




Unfortunately, many Catholics have received inaccurate and misleading nformation that others are spreading around the internet.


There is a thread on this subject on the Discuss Catholicism board with factual information.  If you want to know the truth, which is nothing at all like you state in your post,  you might want to take a look at it.  The original poster of the thread on that board was also operating without the full picture.  He posted the same incorrect and misleading information on Ave Maria Cafe.


The following link will take you to the thread that explains the situation correctly.


http://community.beliefnet.com/go/thread/view/34789/13942235/?pg=last#277280455

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