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The Limits of Tolerance: A Commentary by Fr. Barron

Last edited 25th June 2013

Recently, Katharine Jefferts-Schori, the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church of America, gave a sermon on the issue of diversity, and lamented that we have a hard time accepting things that are different. She commented on Acts 16, which tells the story of St. Paul arriving in Philipi, where he is accosted by a young girl possessed by a demon. Christians read this passage as a positive one, as St. Paul liberated the girl from the demon – he showed love by giving her freedom.

However Jefferts-Schori interpreted this as Paul being intolerant, stating that this girl's spiritual awareness (possessed by a demon) was something beautiful. This is taking 'tolerance' too far! Watch this excellent analysis by Fr. Robert Barron to find out more.

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Bert Fiddelaers
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Bert Fiddelaers wrote at 12:07am on June 15th 2013
Thanks for the clarification be aware that there are people in the Catholic Church who would agree with the Bishops point of view and others who would explain it away as a symbolic action. Bert
T J Byrnes
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T J Byrnes wrote at 11:18am on June 17th 2013
What else can you expect from the successor to Henry the VIII. It is past time that we called these Churches what they are - heretics!! When you leave the one, true Church founded by Jesus Christ you are bound to stray into error. This denomination was the first to authorize contraception and could be regarded as the source of many of the follow on ills of western civilization.