(Original post by CLS94)
That's cool - I'm a Socialist which I dare say is even more filthy! Let's just say my religion and my politics don't always mix too well.
I looked this up and having thought I'd seen something positive about something like socialism on wikipedia, I saw this instead:
In Roman Catholicism, Socialism was strongly criticized in the 1878 papal encyclical Quod Apostolici Muneris by Pope Leo XIII. It was again denounced in the 1931 letter Quadragesimo Anno. Socialists were accused of attempting to overthrow all existing civil society, and Christian socialism was deemed to be an oxymoron because of this. Pius XI famously wrote at the time that "no one can be at the same time a good Catholic and a true socialist".
But I'm sure you can find a compromise
(Original post by Aula)
I'm not certain it's the case in our parish, but then again, ours seems to be turning into a home for old priests...
Parish priest has been there more than 10 years though (in Westminster).
So yesterday I went to visit the museum in the town I'm staying in. When I left, I spotted a pretty looking church to my right, and started heading towards it to have a look. Before I got there though, I got distracted by spotting the Catholic Church, which had a sign on the door saying that there was adoration at 12. The time at that moment? 11.57
Now today I'm heading off to try and find a (CofE) church that my ancestors used to go to, and spend my day looking at gravestones. *I'm so cool*
of using my giftcard to go to wimbledon so I may have to take a detour and finally visit Westminster cathedral.
(Original post by blamethenargles)
I'm thinking Cecilia at the moment :-)Thanks, God bless you too xx
Hi! Mine was Alena and I'm ashamed to say that I looked first for a nice sounding name and second for someone that really related to me.
(Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
All the best people choose Cecilia as their confirmation name. Just saying
Ah, you're a musician are you not?
Hope I remembered that right.
(Original post by cpmurph)
I'm sorta agnostic personally, but I was brought up a Catholic (I'm Irish) and I find it difficult to separate myself from the traditions (e.g I always, inexplicably, cross myself before exams and I would want a Catholic funeral if I died tomorrow).
It's nice that you didn't exactly say "I was conditioned that way, society made me do it"
I've never actually been to a catholic funeral or a wedding etc. it's strange because I want to meet catholics at university and as opposed to going away to escape it.