[quote=USCatholic]I am against ordination of women.
I am against abortion.
I am against premarital sex.
I am against stem cell research - and any research that kills the unborn, for any reason.
I am against an agressive war, but -reluctantly- for a defensive one, or whatever the Church decides.
I am against the marriage of priests.
I am against homosexuality, and of course, child-molestation.
I am against any progressive, liberal, and immoral ideas.
I am for Tradition (Church Tradition, Fathers of the Church, that is).
Marriage is only between a Man and a Woman.
My loyalty for the Catholic Church is unshakable.
I hope future Holy Fathers will be like Jean-Paul II and Benedict XVI.
Well 1,2,3,4,9 & 10 should be on any Catholic’s list.
5 - There have been saints against any violence whatsover. Certainly,
In Catholic tradition war can only be justified as a last resort, when all other means of resolution have been exhausted. To go to war is to admit failure of the complex machinery
of negotiation. As Pope John Paul II has said: “War is the most barbarous and least effective way of resolving differences between nations”.
6- is a western church discipline and is open for debate. Good reasons for and against.
7- in respect of the against homosexuality, it is well worth bearing in mins the following to avoid any misunderstanding that Catholic’s ‘hate’ homosexuals
**2358 **The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God’s will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord’s Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.
**2359 **Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection.
8- it depends what you mean by progressive. Progressive, by definition,
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*]Moving forward; advancing.
*] Proceeding in steps; continuing steadily by increments: progressive change.
*]Promoting or favoring progress toward better conditions or new policies, ideas, or methods: a progressive politician; progressive business leadership.
So things that move the Church forward positively in terms of spreading the gospel or improving the condition of the world etc are good.
I assume you are refering to ‘progressive’ ideas such as allowing same sex marriages, which in the Church’s eye’s are not progressive at all but regressive.
9 - We could all do worse than heed the Church Fathers.
12 - Well different popes have different strengths for different times though holiness is always essential and on that count if future popes have holiness in the same measure we will be in good hands.