Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Getting Started

This was suggested by a few friends to have a "safe place" to ask and discuss issues and questions that we run across or want to know more about.

It seems we always talk about our faith whenever we get together and have several questions raised before we have to leave and go home. This gives us a way to continue our discussion so we all can benefit and grow. Hopefully, we can discuss these topics and thoughts and make sure we all have a proper understanding. Many of us have lots of resources and can contribute greatly.

We have a number of resources in the background and several experts who have agreed to help us when we get stuck. Our goal here is to know more than we did when we asked the question originally and to increase our knowledge of our faith in the process. We all have much to learn so let's be practical and remember that not everyone holds the same perspective or is in the same place in their spiritual growth. (Nice for be kind--nobody understands this all-grin).

5 comments:

Jen James said...

I'll get things started! I'm struggling with the concept that there is some disparity in how reverent you are if you choose to receive Holy Communion in your hands. I think if it's okay with Rome, it shouldn't be identified as you being irreverent. Hmmmm

Adam said...

Pretty big one for right out of the gate. Since I have been studying this with the help of several people, I'll take a stab at this one and ask for additonal backup. I'm not sure it's a matter of irreverence. It certainly is an issue of historical tradition. Prior to Vatican II, it was NOT permissable. That said, Jesus did not have communion hosts at the Last Supper...more to follow

janetktc said...

Hi Adam, What's the best way to submit a question for discussion if you have one, which I don't at the moment? :)

Also, do you mind my asking who the priest is that's helping? That's very kind of him.

Thanks,
AMDG,
Janet

Adam said...

Janet:

I sent an email to you but here it is-Call, email post it here-I'll see it and post it up like Jen's question. Several people have offered to help--but primarily when we get stuck. I think our group has most answers--it's just a matter of sharing what we know. This was an effort to do that without playing stump the priest or the panel. They (and we)are busy, so I want to be considerate of their time and look up the things we can find (giving sources naturally. We are still developing the panel so all are welcome and I would be happy for any recommendations....

Anonymous said...

Adam,
I had a discussion with a friend about the Church and he is convinced "some" of the Vatican Councils are flawed. I don;t know enough to know the difference. Can you help with this question?
thanks!