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St. Francis of Assisi, Patron of Peace

Does the military action the U.S. is contemplating against Iraq meet the standards of a just war?


Date: 4/8/2003 1:49:38 PM
Name or Pseudonym: Mike B
Subject: Clarification ?

Hello Pat,

You asked for clafification on my previous comments, but in reading over your comments I am not quite sure what you would like me to clarify for you?

As regards the Catholic Mass, I quite agree with your comments - although one could "nit pick" and make a good case that over the 2000 + history of the church, the practices associated with the mass have changed quite a bit (In the early Church, woeman had a much more active role in the mass), the change from latin to english, the practice of kneeling as a result of the middle ages (out of respect to the then Kings & Queens)... Just what is the "pure" form of the mass ?

The Church will never please everyone - nor should that be it’s aim -

So, for what was to be a "short" response that got a bit lengthy, the Mass should be Central to ones Catholic Faith - but that Mass needs to be an inspiration for us to live life in the "real" world as the words of Jesus would have us behave - ones Catholic life really should be a Mass lived out,

God Bless

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