Originally Posted by Pablo Rafael
I certainly know what you're talking about here, Jeff. I have given up posting on the Catholic.com forums because there is always that brick wall of the "Church Fathers" that blocks any discussion.
What surprises me a lot being in the Catholic church is how few "Traditionalist" Catholics there seems to be. Maybe I just hang around with a very liberal group and read books by liberal Catholic authors, but I see an acceptance of a wide variety of viewpoints in the church.
And that "infallability of the pope" teaching was a recent teaching in the 20th century and was proclaimed by one of the popes himself. (Seems like a conflict of interest to me.) I know I'm not one of the "good" Catholics, heretic that I am. (Being a "bad" Catholic is more interesting, however.
I wonder sometimes why they put up with me
If you ever wanna get in some good scraps and have lots of time and patience on your hand, I know a Catholic website that'll be more than happy to tell you what an abominable, heretical, evil piece of stink you are for daring to contradict the TRADITION of the Church.
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