Posted: Oct 27, 2016 9:45 am
by Sendraks
Fenrir wrote:Have the catholics ever been progressive? About anything?


In a competitive market place, brand identity is everything and you want your consumers to reinforce that. I can understand the Catholic church setting down clear markers about what is Catholicism and what isn't, otherwise they'll just be indistinguishable from everything else and that leads to the flock straying. "Why be catholic, when I can get the same benefits with the Anglicans?" The Catholic Church is saying that a) their way is the only way to get said benefits and b) their way is specific in these respects.

Plus, as others have said, if you get to charge your flock for internments and all that jazz, you've got yourself a nice little earner but also send a clear message that yours is the "premium" way that delivers. The cheaper options just don't get you the same results.