Ron, it appears there are much larger issues at hand than just the simple talk which we are speaking about. You are making assumptions about a lot of other Catholic practices that we have never even covered or even why they exist. You’ve been witholding that from this conversation unfairly.
I’m not really sure how to proceed since it sounds like you want to throw the whole gamut of Catholicism at us and expect to explain it all in a few simple sentences.
You pretend like we add all these extra things to the Gospel when it sounds like you don’t really know a whole lot about them and their context within faith. To me it sounds like you are making a lot of unfair judgements and assumptions.