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Mon May 27, 2013, 12:24 AM

36. they changed so many rules. i remember it was a mortal sin

to eat meat on friday or to miss mass on sunday, but they won't give in on birth control. i remember my mom and my aunts never received communion because they would not be given absolution in confession unless they promised to never use it again. then as they reached menopause or had a hysterectomy, they started receiving communion again. no one in my family had more than 3 children.

i think most catholics ignore this rule now. chris matthews (MSNBC) a practicing catholic didn't come right out and say it but he did say "i come from a family of 5 -- we had 3 children".

one of the pope's called them "cafeteria style catholics". he said "they pick and choose the rules they want to follow".

BTW. my grandmother had 8 children, but her sisters and brothers only had 1 or 2. grandma was a really good catholic and a good person. when she died my mom said "i hope for grandma's sake there is a heaven because she tried so hard".

one time i was in the elevator at work and i said "i wonder what happened to the catholics who ate meat on friday after they changed the rules." someone said "they were relocated".

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