Saturday, September 27, 2014

Catholic Answers: Greetings From My Exile


Dear Catholic Answers,

Thanks so much for this friendly reminder, but perhaps you've forgotten you've suspended TertiumQuid for a month?

6 comments:

Ryan said...

Heh.

James Swan said...

It's like an dangling a piece of cheese in front of a mouse.

PeaceByJesus said...

Is that all? You mean they do not plead for donations or invite you to sign up from one of the cruises?

I wonder if they would let you go on the latter, so that mods could test how well you can be baptized in the ocean.

James Swan said...

I actually opted out of e-mails from CA a few months ago. The amount of junk they were sending me each day was absurd.

PeaceByJesus said...

They want your money but not your input. How very Rome of them.

It follows that the Church is essentially an unequal society, that is, a society comprising two categories of per sons, the Pastors and the flock...So distinct are these categories that..the one duty of the multitude is to allow themselves to be led, and, like a docile flock, to follow the Pastors. - VEHEMENTER NOS, Encyclical of Pope Pius X promulgated on February 11, 1906

The CA mods seem to want to operate more according to the medieval mind of popes:

Secular authorities, whatever office they may hold, shall be admonished and induced and if necessary compelled by ecclesiastical censure, that as they wish to be esteemed and numbered among the faithful,... to exterminate in the territories subject to their jurisdiction all heretics pointed out by the Church

...if a [Catholic] temporal ruler, after having been requested and admonished by the Church, should neglect to cleanse his territory of this heretical foulness, let him be excommunicated by the metropolitan and the other bishops of the province.

If he refuses to make satisfaction within a year, let the matter be made known to the supreme pontiff, that he may declare the ruler’s vassals absolved from their allegiance and may offer the territory to be ruled lay Catholics, who on the extermination of the heretics may possess it without hindrance and preserve it in the purity of faith..

The same law is to be observed in regard to those who have no chief rulers (that is, are independent). Catholics who have girded themselves with the cross for the extermination of the heretics, shall enjoy the indulgences and privileges granted to those who go in defense of the Holy Land. (Canons of the Ecumenical Fourth Lateran Council [canon 3], 1215; http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/basis/lateran4.asp)

Perhaps they too gain an indulgence to "exterminating" "heretics" as you who pose too much of a threat.

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James Swan said...

I don't really know why the moderator, Mr. Hilbert, treated me the way he did and allowed negative personal stuff about me to be posted (and still remain) on the forum, while deleting the times i defended myself.

In a way I'm flattered by this whole silly thing because it appears to me the CA participants needed help from the moderator in shutting me down- and all I was doing was arguing history and context. I've never thought of myself as any sort of threat- so thanks for the compliment, Catholic Answers moderator, Eric Hilbert.