ATD Question #27 - It's in the Blood

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Unread postby Liz » Sat Dec 15, 2007 1:59 pm

Suec, I think he substituted Chistiana with Catholica because that was specific to his life; and he was focused on his own little world in his writing.
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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:59 pm

I think the Catholic Church played a very important role in the religious, cultural, political and sociological sectors of Western Europe for a very long time, it was the way of daily life. It's not just your religion, it's your family and your community. I think that is why he substituted the names, the pull of Catholocism being the same as the pull of Christianity.
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Unread postby fansmom » Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:23 pm

it was the way of daily life.
I agree that Catholics also encourage daily observance more that Protestant denominations I'm familiar with. I used to work with a Catholic woman who kept a calendar at her desk that had every day--no exaggeration, every day--marked as some saint's day. The Holy Days of Obligation were in red, fast days were marked, etc. It was amazing. She knew the different prayers she was supposed to pray on the appropriate days.

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Unread postby Liz » Mon Dec 17, 2007 12:00 am

fansmom wrote:
it was the way of daily life.
I agree that Catholics also encourage daily observance more that Protestant denominations I'm familiar with. I used to work with a Catholic woman who kept a calendar at her desk that had every day--no exaggeration, every day--marked as some saint's day. The Holy Days of Obligation were in red, fast days were marked, etc. It was amazing. She knew the different prayers she was supposed to pray on the appropriate days.

I went to Catholic school as a child, and there were masses (church services) every morning. And there were many women who attended faithfully every day--but they tended to be the older crowd.
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