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Offline zork

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Re: A Prodigal returns
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2013, 10:40:39 PM »
Are you / can you attend an Eastern Rite parish?

I'll be returning to the Roman Rite via the SSPX.

Most excellent. That's probably the best avenue to go.
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Re: A Prodigal returns
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2013, 10:52:44 PM »
Welcome home.
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Re: A Prodigal returns
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2013, 11:12:22 PM »
Deo Gratias!

Welcome back!
 

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Re: A Prodigal returns
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2013, 11:22:17 PM »
Gloria in excelsis Deo!

Let me know if you want those books back!
 

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Re: A Prodigal returns
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2013, 01:00:49 AM »
I'm at a loss for words. Welcome back home, brother.
 

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Re: A Prodigal returns
« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2013, 05:22:10 AM »
Welcome home!

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...even abortion in some circumstances

Seriously?
 

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Re: A Prodigal returns
« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2013, 06:13:17 AM »
Welcome home!

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...even abortion in some circumstances

Seriously?

http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/articles/ethics/john_thermon_abortion.htm

"The Orthodox Church does not condone abortion for she holds human life as sacred. Only in the case of therapeutic abortion when the life of the mother is endangered can the possibility of abortion be considered, and then too only in consultation with the priest, physician, mother and the father."

Basically abortion is murder but it can be approved in certain cases.

http://www.goarch.org/ourfaith/controversialissues

"The only time the Orthodox Church will reluctantly acquiesce to abortion is when the preponderance of medical opinion determines that unless the embryo or fetus is aborted, the mother will die."

From the Patriarch of Georgia's Easter epistle:

“Today, when there is so grave demographic situation, we think that the state must adopt relevant laws to ban abortion (of course exceptions should also be taken into consideration)"

I couldn't help but notice that the main reason for banning abortion was because of the demographic crisis.
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Re: A Prodigal returns
« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2013, 06:19:56 AM »
Gloria in excelsis Deo!

Let me know if you want those books back!

 ;D

Nah....I'll consider it part of my penance to re-purchase.
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Re: A Prodigal returns
« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2013, 06:55:16 AM »
I do hope your journey into Orthodoxy has borne some fruit. The East, be it catholic or orthodox, is sadly neglected so often.
 

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Re: A Prodigal returns
« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2013, 08:26:37 PM »
I don't think that we have ever talked much within a thread, but it is good to have you back!  I'll offer some prayers for you this evening.
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