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Old 04-20-2010, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Northern Va. from N.J.
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"three different groups of adult Catholics. Their distinction lies in their age. There are “the Young” (late teens to mid-thirties), "the Elderly" (60 plus) and "the Middle-aged" in between. Each has a different way of regarding the Church and consequently has a different way of relating to it."

I think there are more than 3 age groups, having just turned 57 I don't agree with the author saying in 3 years I am going to be "elderly"
But I would have to say I am in agreement with what the article says.



THERE ARE CATHOLICS AND CATHOLICS
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:48 AM
 
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The article is grossly oversimplified.
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Old 04-20-2010, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Northern Va. from N.J.
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The article is grossly oversimplified.
That is all it was meant to be just a simple overview.
You could fill a book if one wanted to go into detail.
I just wanted to mention that there are different points of views amoung Catholics.

Andrew Greeley once had an argument with Sam Donaldson on the Sunday morning with David Brinkley program about whether a Catholic who disagrees with the Pope is no longer Catholic. Mr. Donaldson said that he had "always believed" that such was the case.
Greeley wrote that he was not sure that he persuaded him that such was not the case. In fact,greeley writes one stops being Catholic only when one formally renounces the Church or joins another Church.

There are several posters at this forum that are delusional in their beliefs as to who is and isn't a Catholic.
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Old 04-20-2010, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Florida
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"three different groups of adult Catholics. Their distinction lies in their age. There are “the Young” (late teens to mid-thirties), "the Elderly" (60 plus) and "the Middle-aged" in between. Each has a different way of regarding the Church and consequently has a different way of relating to it."

I think there are more than 3 age groups, having just turned 57 I don't agree with the author saying in 3 years I am going to be "elderly"
But I would have to say I am in agreement with what the article says.



THERE ARE CATHOLICS AND CATHOLICS
As a Catholic convert of about 20 years , who is around your age, I indentify with all groups.

Nevertheless, my conversion began with Christ. And remains grounded in Christ.

Notwithstanding their apostolic roots, the magesterium will never have the final say. That is reserved for it's "head", Jesus Christ.

And I think our good Lord has given some of His kids enough rope to hang themselves.
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