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Response to DesertFlower (Reply #36)

Wed May 29, 2013, 01:46 AM

61. In my mind there's a big difference between Laws of the church and God's laws

Laws of the church are man-made, such as attending Mass every Sunday and on Holydays, or abstaining from meat on Fridays in Lent.
God's laws spring from the Ten Commandments, the commands of Jesus, and from natural law.

Laws of the Church vary during different eras, places, and cultures. Ex. -Holydays are not uniform throughout the world, and their observation may be changed by local hierarchy.

Although I have a general intention of observing the laws of the church, I do not beat myself up if I can not or do not keep every one all the time, and, I believe, they are not seriously sinful (mortal) in the way a grievous act contrary to God's law or natural law would be.

I would find it interesting to hear the conversations in your elevator at work. (LOL)

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