Wednesday, August 15, 2007

More Mormons who like Catholics

We’ve had a growing number of Mormons coming here. Obviously they don’t come here for theological reasons, but they like our emphasis on values.

Lots of family in town to see my dad, made me have fond feelings of my Catholic aunt (whose last e-mail address I have isn't working) and then I found that quote.

4 comments:

annegb said...

I like Catholics. I have a friendship with a monk, who has helped me immensely and comforted me.

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Barb said...

I was raised Catholic and there is a huge place in my heart for the Catholic faith. I went to 12 years of Catholic schools and there was such an empasis on respect for life from conception to the aged. There was also much emphasis on doing good in community. Some girls from my high school would baby sit the children at a sheleter at times who had been abused. I was shy and not generally into doing actives, but I thought it would be a good activity. I heard a friend talk about it in front of class. I never did it though. When I was on my mission, we did community service in one area where we watched the children at a home for women in transition while their mom's went to the meeting. The woman over the home where the women lived with their children was a nun if I recall and I think that others were Catholic. I felt like my Catholic faith and LDS faith were linked at that point in a special way especially as it was fulfilling the desires of my heart. One of the ladies who worked at the home and was our main contact(I am pretty sure was Catholic) said that she see that the LDS Sister missionaries had the Holy Spirit with them when we worked with the children.

NateDredge said...

I have long felt a certain kinship with the Catholics, as both they and Latter-day Saints have a spirituality largely wedded to an institution. I think we can both understand the blessings, as well as frustrations such a theological arrangement can have in our lives. It’s not like much of the protestant world, which has largely abandoned strong attachment to any particular church.