Canon 212 website


#1

Have any of you seen the website canon 212? It seems very tabloidy to me. I am new to Catholicism, and I consider myself rather conservative. But this website seems very sensational and extremely anti Pope Francis to the point of ridiculousness. It seems to model itself after the Drudge Report. What are your opinions?


#2

I couldn’t get all the way down the first page. Don’t waster your time.


#3

So that others won’t waste their time. This was on the first page:

Unholy Francis set to publish new Constitution regarding his evil synods

The place stinks of Satan’s sandbox.


#4

Is it all just made up garbage? It seems to take Pope Francis out of context a lot. Is it Catholic ran or a schematic group or out right anti Catholic?


#5

Okay, the site’s design alone hurt my eyes. What is this, 1995?


#6

I would say more likely $19.95. (web design cost)


#7

Let this be a lesson: web designers are your friends.


#8

Three questions only God know the answer to:

How many different Franciscans are there?

How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?

How many questionable “Catholic” websites exist :slight_smile:


#9

What is tabloidy about this?

Can. 212 §1. Conscious of their own responsibility, the Christian faithful are bound to follow with Christian obedience those things which the sacred pastors, inasmuch as they represent Christ, declare as teachers of the faith or establish as rulers of the Church.

§2. The Christian faithful are free to make known to the pastors of the Church their needs, especially spiritual ones, and their desires.

§3. According to the knowledge, competence, and prestige which they possess, they have the right and even at times the duty to manifest to the sacred pastors their opinion on matters which pertain to the good of the Church and to make their opinion known to the rest of the Christian faithful, without prejudice to the integrity of faith and morals, with reverence toward their pastors, and attentive to common advantage and the dignity of persons.

http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG1104/__PU.HTM


#10

“CommunistFrancis”
“His Romantic Holiness”
“Shallow subversive Francis”
Francis’ “lying, stealing, pro-perve flunkies”

Not “tabloidy?”


#11

Tabloidy is too kind of a word.

It is a rubbish site.


#12

Just another garbage site.


#13

While Canon 212 tells up to obey our pastors it also gives the faithful the right and the obligation to communicate with them (In a respectful manner) our opinions and concerns about what the Church needs. I don’t think that is tabloidy.


#14

Then you & I have vastly different definitions of “in a respectful manner.” I see nothing even remotely respectful in the language used on that website.


#15

That is why I have raised questions about the website. A lot of the language used is very childish. It reminds me of words used on the playground 20 years ago.


#16

We aren’t talking about the actual Code of Canon Law—this is a trashy website called Canon 212, which is most certainly not respectfully disagreeing with the Church leaders.


#17

The canon is not the problem. The website is.


#18

Yeah they’re missing this part.


#19

Poche must know this, I gave him examples of their language. :frowning:


#20

I thought that Canon 212 was talking about the citation from the Code of Canon Law.


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