[quote="ByzCath, post:17, topic:248109"]
I take issue with all those who say this was a fair and balanced report.
First off, I agree with the questions of "how many children Mary had" and "was she really Immaculate", then asking "where's the proof". As if....
Then spending most the show on an unapproved apparition when there are approved ones that have a great following and turn out at the apparition site like Lourdes (a lot of cures there too).
Also disliked their attempt at debunking the newly approved one in Wisconsin with the doctor, spending so little time on it with just a comment on the medicine given.
Second, since they spent so much time on Mej. why not tell of the dissent that has gone on there and the suspended priests. They made one of the parish priests sound very bad saying that he was against it because his church was empty because everyone was going to the apparition site. If this was true, that people where skipping Mass (even a week day Mass) to go to an alleged apparition rather than spending time in front of the real presence of Christ, then the priest was right IMHO.
For those who say the show was not anti-catholic I point you to the questions about the virginity of Mary and her Immaculate Conception.
I should just drop it because we will never see eye to eye on this one. But, Im quite the opinionated girl and I will never learn to keep my mouth shut. Lol :p As I've said before, the regulations and rules aren't what sustain my faith in God. It just isn't. I dont have a death grip on them.
Did Mary have 2 children? So what if she did? Is that a horrible thing? Knowing or not knowing doesn't make my faith waver in the least. I guess this is why I don't see the big deal about Catholics who are so up in arms about the Davinci Code. Yes, it is pure entertainment, not meant to be a religious statement, but what IF Jesus had a wife? Would that be a horrible thing to have Jesus experience the sacrament of marriage?
Not saying that I believe He was married or that I believe that Mary had 2, 4 or 20 kids. I just don't think about it. Makes no difference to me whatsoever.