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Posted: 10/16/2004 10:57:41 AM EST
Its been so long since I've been to church on a regular basis I've forgotten the rules. But if I remember correctly, as a young catholic we were told we could not set foot in any other church other than a catholic church. Is this still the rule and if it is why is kerry going to churches other than catholic?

I stopped going to church a long time ago, altho, I still consider myself Catholic. [just not a good one]

Its hard to shake that kind of upbringing. [values]
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 11:03:06 AM EST
I'm a Catholic and have set foot in many a different church. I've even practiced Buddhism. I'm still a Catholic, albeit one with a better understanding of some other religions.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 11:04:34 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 11:28:48 AM EST
BS. Been catholic my whole life and never heard that myth.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 11:33:32 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 11:34:27 AM EST


Link Posted: 10/16/2004 11:37:33 AM EST
That was those evil nuns that used to say that stuff and if you didn't listen to them they would whack you up side the back of the head with a old 1/4" thick yardstick..................I know first hand
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 11:43:16 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 11:51:58 AM EST
I am catholic in my pants.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:09:38 PM EST
I've been Catholic for 23 years and I've never heard of what you speak of. You can go to any church you want, just don't do communion in their church.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:12:23 PM EST
Never heard of it, in fact in studying for my confirmation, I had to interview ministers in other faiths to find more meaning in my Catholicism.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:15:43 PM EST
I remember this from my early days. I don't think it was ever said at the pulpit. My catholic days were up to about 1968. Mass in latin. No meat on fridays. When people actually put on their best clothes when going to church.

I was just wondering if others had heard this or not.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:19:21 PM EST
I went to Catholic school and never heard that. IIRC, Catholics aren't supposed to take communion in other churches, or be married in other churches, but that's all I recall along those lines.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:23:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By benbob:
BS. Been catholic my whole life and never heard that myth.



+1
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:24:36 PM EST
In catholic school... You can go to any church, but only take communion in a few... mainly those with "Catholic" somewhere in the full name. IE Greek Orthodox, Armenian...
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:47:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 12:49:10 PM EST by TacticalMan]
You should not partake of the sacraments offered by other religions.

Back when most of society was pagan, this was a really big deal.

Check here for answers to more of your questions. www.Catholic.com
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:55:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 12:59:57 PM EST by Nozzleman]
In grade school the nuns would tell us that. Vatican II came along and changed it.

+2 on the WHACK!
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:58:27 PM EST
You're all going to hell!



Actually, I've never heard that either. Might be something from the 50s when the church could afford to be inflexible.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 1:02:18 PM EST
Im catholic, never heard that before. But im only catholic that if I saw a Catholic and a jew fighting I would root for the catholic guy.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 1:02:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By rainman:
Its been so long since I've been to church on a regular basis I've forgotten the rules. But if I remember correctly, as a young catholic we were told we could not set foot in any other church other than a catholic church. Is this still the rule and if it is why is kerry going to churches other than catholic?

I stopped going to church a long time ago, altho, I still consider myself Catholic. [just not a good one]

Its hard to shake that kind of upbringing. [values]



NO

I never heard any such thing and was encouraged to go to other churches if I wanted.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 1:06:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 1:06:53 PM EST by vito113]
I grew up in Ireland and went to Catholics Schools run by the Christian Brothers… who were sort of like a band of Hardcore Stormtrooper Monks… we were told it was a mortal sin to go in any church but a Catholic one… also we were told that opening the door to Jehovahs Witnesses was as bad.

Ditto on the Yard Rule!… they laid into us every chance they got for the 'good of our souls'……ouch!

ANdy
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 1:09:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By vito113:
I grew up in Ireland and went to Catholics Schools...we were told it was a mortal sin to go in any church but a Catholic one…


Probably for your own safety.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 1:22:58 PM EST
Not a sin to go to another church, although from the attitude of my parents, at one time it must have been strongly discouraged.

What I learned is that it is not a sin, but if you are Catholic, it does not fulfill your Sunday obligation to go to Mass. You are obligated to attend Mass in addition to wherever else you go.

That may be where the "sin" part came in. By not going to Mass, it is considered committing a venial sin. As such, you are supposed to go to Confession before the next time you go to Mass and receive Communion.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 1:24:17 PM EST
I find myself attracted to young boys, so that kinda makes me Catholic, right?
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 1:30:59 PM EST
The only thing I will say in this post is there are good Catholics and the others ------------

What in the hell makes you think that sgtar15 is a good one ???
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 1:38:47 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 3:56:38 PM EST
You can go to other churches, ie funerals, weddings, etc. But, you can not take communion from them etc. Kerry is screwed up in other ways.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 3:58:15 PM EST
Never heard that rule...I have been in and prayed in many Churches...but never a Mosque.


Sgtar15


SGtar15
PS And you don'ty need a Church to pray btw.


SGtar15
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 4:04:11 PM EST
BS

I have been a Catholic my whole life and that is simply untrue. I have even been to weddings in other churches that were blessed by an attending priest.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 4:09:39 PM EST
I went to a Lutheran church in Berlin while on vacation, sat under the statues of Calvin and Luther himself.



They haven't come to burn me yet...
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 4:25:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By NightWatchman:
They haven't come to burn me yet...


We're on our way, Mister.
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