Hey there! Didn't want to drag that other post on forever. Care for some well-intentioned discussion? I always try to learn more of opinions that challenge mine because I find it helps me to grow.
" We respect your conservative views yet you continue to try to force your views on us more progressive Catholics. It is weakening the Church."
I guess my thought on this is that if there are many that believe, accept and follow what has been held as the true Catholic belief for thousands of years, and some have decided they no longer believe these (due to changing social behaviors, etc) teachings to be true and want to change them....why should the Church as I believe it to be need to change for you? I could say that I believe that your views and changing the Church's teachings to accommodate them would weaken the consistency of the teachings. I'm truly not meaning this to come off snarky, so hopefully it isn't coming off that way. What are your thoughts?
One other quote:
"Yes, there is still only one Roman Catholic Church, but we are headed away from that becaue of several extremely conservative forces in power. "
Can you elaborate? I'm not sure I understand what you're referring to.