[LMB] The Endless Debate

Peter Granzeau pgranzeau at cox.net
Wed Apr 25 18:54:24 BST 2012


At 12:29 AM 4/25/2012, phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu wrote:
>On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 09:54:59PM -0400, Walter Bushell wrote:
>
>> Catholicism seems very divided from outside. Consider, The Church of Christ's Agony, Saint Pats on Fifth Ave, and Our Lady of Guadalupe. Three churches in Manhattan alone. In Queens you can tell from which part of Italy the immagrants came by the names of the Churches. And then there is Our Lady of Perpetual Responsibility in Lake Woebegone
>
>Why is that a sign of division, rather than needing multiple churches
>for lots of people?
>-xx- Damien X-) 

Actually, I believe that Catholic churches are organized territorially, and that church names may reflect the ethnicity of members of the congregation.  They are all Catholic churches, they (within each See) answer to the same bishop, and thence to the same Pope, don't they?


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Regards, Pete
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