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Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

There are 627710 comments on the CBC News story from Jul 10, 2007, titled Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican. In it, CBC News reports that:

The VaticanA issued a document Tuesday restatingA its belief that the Roman Catholic Church is the only true church of Jesus Christ.

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7th Day Catholic Rocks

Poplar Bluff, MO

#423452 Feb 18, 2013
The Catholic priest in a small town had become very perturbed, and he decided to lay
it on the line to the congregation.

"Brothers, sisters," he said solemnly, "it has come to my attention that there are
tales to the effect that immorality is rampant in our fair town. To be specific, it
is being said that there is not one virgin left here. This vile lie must and shall
be refuted. In order to do so, I ask every virgin in the congregation to rise."

Not a woman stirred.

The priest said, "I understand the modesty that would make a young lady hesitate to
announce her condition publicly, but it is necessary to do so. Young women, I
conjure those to rise who are truly virgins."

And still not a woman stirred.

Wrath now moved the priest. "Will you, for the fear of experiencing a small shame,
incur a great one? This is an order from the Almighty: Let all virgins stand!"

And as his thunderous tones died away, a young lady, far in the rear, with a baby in
her arms, rose bashfully.

The preacher stared with astonishment at the baby, then said, "Young woman, I'm
asking the virgins to stand."

And the young lady answered indignantly, "Well, father, do you expect this
six-month-old girl to stand by herself...?"
socci

Lawson, MO

#423453 Feb 18, 2013
Quotes of the popes declaring themselves 'GOD ON EARTH'(Blasphemy #1 John 10:33)
Quotes declaring POPE INFALLIBLE
TITLES OF POPE that confirm he fulfills 2Thess 2:4
Quotes of priests declaring they have POWER TO FORGIVE SIN (Blasphemy #2 Mark 2:7) 07-29-12
Quotes of the popes HATING THE CHRISTIANS
Priests have POWER OF GOD HIMSELF
Priests have MORE POWER than God Himself
Vatican claims POWER OVER ALL GOVERNMENTS
Vatican claims POWER OVER ALL CHURCHES
Vatican admits connection with CAESAR
Vatican Claims POWER TO CHANGE GOD'S LAW
Vatican boldly pushes for SUNDAY LAWS
Vatican seeks to ABOLISH CHURCH & STATE SEPARATION
Vatican openly admits BABYLONIAN (Paganism) CONNECTION
Quotes of the popes HATING THE BIBLE
Vatican's HATRED OF 7TH DAY SABBATH
Quotes of Popes and Prelates declaring MARY WORTHY OF WORSHIP
Popes declaring MARY CO-REDEEMER / CO-REDEMPTRIX / CO-SAVIOR
Popes declaring SALVATION ONLY FOUND IN ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Misc quotes
Strange Jesuit quotes
OATH of the Roman Catholic priests
Vatican echoes Satan's comments in Isaiah 14
www.remnantofgod.org/beastword.htm
socci

Lawson, MO

#423454 Feb 18, 2013
Homosexuality



Polish Movie About Gay Catholic Priest Stirring Controversy
Homosexuals can be good parents, says Catholic Church
63 ex-Catholic priests in Washingon: We back 'gay' marriage
Charges 'likely' over alleged rape of Archbishop
Catholic priest takes part in same sex marriage
Priest told of attempted seminary gang rape
Church probes priest's porn presentation
2 Roman Catholic priests seek hit men to kill them
Mass. Catholic journal withdraws homosexual devil column
Catholic Church Embarrassed By Gay Priests Revelations
Catholics in US overwhelmingly support homosexual unions
Former Catholic theologian says much of the clergy is homosexual
Roman Catholic archbishop to hold mass in graphically pro-homosexual church
Roman Catholic priest killed for money he owed for sex
Catholic sex scandal as undercover reporter 'films priests at gay clubs and having casual flings'
Police: U.S. priest stole $1 million for male escorts
Vatican his by Gay sex scandal involving elite Vatican choir singers
Priest downloaded gay porn images
Rector's book on clergy, sex is best seller - among priests
Religion, homosexuality can coexist
Catholic church reaches out to gays
Priests with AIDS
Catholic church worried about link between priests, AIDS
Cliques of gay priests are dividing the Church
Priests with AIDS - Crisis within Catholic church
AIDS in the priesthood
Bishop admits sex with priest
Homosexual Valentines day on Catholic campus
Bishop suspends priest who declared self a practicing homosexual
Priest in Spain announces his homosexuality
Spain’s first openly gay priest said...
'Gay' culture in Catholic Church grows
Gay test for aspiring priests
Confab pushes homosexuality in Church
Gay Catholics celebrate mass together
Sydney´s archbishop pell on communion for open homosexuals
Gays and the Seminary
Homosexuals better priests, Jesuit says
Bishops Avoided 'Real' Issues of Celibacy and Homosexuality, Activists Say
Spanish priest steps down after former gay lover distributes graphic video
While in California on sick leave, Boston priest bought racy gay resort
Gay association to ask Pope for homosexual patron saint
Homosexuals taking over catholic priesthood
History's Gayest Pope
Homosexuality is divinely ordered, say catechism
www.remnantofgod.org/rccsex.htm
guest

United States

#423455 Feb 18, 2013
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it is unbelievable how you cannot see just how warped Catholicism and its leaders truly is.
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here's what your "nice" pope says about pedophilia:
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world -...
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“In the 1970s, paedophilia was theorised as something fully in conformity with man and even with children,” the Pope said.
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Clay wrote:
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Hold on there. Stop. Back up.
Catholicism is not warped. Its perfect and infallibly guided by the resurrected Christ.
Its leaders?
No, they are not perfect- nor infallible.**
Some have been warped; all have sinned, some are destined for hell.
A Priest at my home parish -a hundred yrs ago - was murdered on the front steps by the husband of his mistress who he impregnated.
Is that Catholicism? Is that the Catholic Church itself? Nope. Ideologue such as yourself would like to..... No ...NEED to believe it is. But its not.
** Clarification: The Pope himself is not an infallible person. He is a sinner, and some have sinned greater than you or I.
However, they are protected from error when teaching on faith and morals. The Holy Spirit needs to protect someone, right? How else are we going to know the truth?
Confrint will say it comes from him... And so will every other paper pope out there.
Obviously there can only be one who would be protected.
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Clay:
""Hold on there. Stop. Back up.
Catholicism is not warped. Its perfect and infallibly guided by the resurrected Christ.
Clay wrote:
Its leaders?
No, they are not perfect- nor infallible.**
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and when the Pope speaks - Catholics listen ... WHY? because the pope is "NOT INFALLIBLE?"
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When CHRIST speaks - CHRISTIANS listen ... WHY? Because Christ IS INFALLIBLE.
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Clay wrote:
However, they are protected from error when teaching on faith and morals.
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Jesus was protected from error when teaching on EVERYTHING. And UNLIKE THE POPE he TAUGHT by EXAMPLE.
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When CHRIST speaks - CHRISTIANS listen ... WHY? Because Christ IS Infallible.
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Clay wrote:
However, they are protected from error when teaching on faith and morals.
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always these built-in caveats when it comes to listening to the Pope, huh?
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There are no caveats when listening to the words of Christ.
socci

Lawson, MO

#423456 Feb 18, 2013
Child Molestation

OVER 290 ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC ALONE!

Catholic Hell: Faith fails as sex abuse in church silenced
Cardinal: I wasn't taught about sex abuse
LA Cardinal Mahony 'stripped of duties' over sex abuse (Why wasn't he jailed?!)
Catholic priest, teacher convicted in child-sex case
Newly Released Letters Expose Decades Of Shocking Cover-Ups Of Child-Molesting Catholic Priests
Friar accused of abuse in 2 states kills self
Video~ LA Church Files Show How Cardinal Roger Mahony Shielded Pedophile Priest
Child Porn Charges Shock Montreal Church
Victims of abuse: family tells of their trauma
Documentary Blames Vatican For Poor Handling Of Catholic Sexual Abuse Case
Catholic nun stands trial over 63 counts of physical and sexual abuse of children
Tens of thousands can now report Vatican abuse without guilt
Priest reveals system of child sexual abuse and cover-up
Men sue church, Ottawa for alleged abuse by priest
Victoria Police slam Catholic Church over child sex abuse
U.S. Roman Catholics outraged over child sex abuse scandal; call for bishop’s resignation
Australian Roman Catholic Church admits child sex abuse
Bishop Robert Finn Convicted For Failing To Report Priest Suspected Of Child Abuse
www.remnantofgod.org/rccsex.htm
Dan

Omaha, NE

#423457 Feb 18, 2013
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The choice to be baptized should be up to the person being baptized.
They should given the right to consent. Baptizing infants against their will is wrong, so refusing to baptize infants shows respect for them and for the word of God.
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The Bible instructs baptism to be performed on one who is capable of understanding its meaning. One is baptized when they can comprehend and believe the word of God.
Baptism doesn't cleanse us of sins. Baptism is the outward expression that one has *faith* in the sacrifice of Christ. Once one has faith in the sacrifice of Christ, then they are to be baptized.
"One is baptized when they can comprehend and believe the word of God."

If that were true, you'd still be awaiting baptism.

Christ never said that. Never. No conditions were placed on Baptism by Christ. None in John 3 and none at the Commission.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#423458 Feb 18, 2013
socci wrote:
Quotes of the popes declaring themselves 'GOD ON EARTH'(Blasphemy #1 John 10:33)
Quotes declaring POPE INFALLIBLE
TITLES OF POPE that confirm he fulfills 2Thess 2:4
Quotes of priests declaring they have POWER TO FORGIVE SIN (Blasphemy #2 Mark 2:7) 07-29-12
Quotes of the popes HATING THE CHRISTIANS
Priests have POWER OF GOD HIMSELF
Priests have MORE POWER than God Himself
Vatican claims POWER OVER ALL GOVERNMENTS
Vatican claims POWER OVER ALL CHURCHES
Vatican admits connection with CAESAR
Vatican Claims POWER TO CHANGE GOD'S LAW
Vatican boldly pushes for SUNDAY LAWS
Vatican seeks to ABOLISH CHURCH & STATE SEPARATION
Vatican openly admits BABYLONIAN (Paganism) CONNECTION
Quotes of the popes HATING THE BIBLE
Vatican's HATRED OF 7TH DAY SABBATH
Quotes of Popes and Prelates declaring MARY WORTHY OF WORSHIP
Popes declaring MARY CO-REDEEMER / CO-REDEMPTRIX / CO-SAVIOR
Popes declaring SALVATION ONLY FOUND IN ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Misc quotes
Strange Jesuit quotes
OATH of the Roman Catholic priests
Vatican echoes Satan's comments in Isaiah 14
www.remnantofgod.org/beastword.htm
I gave you the site to pull it right from the source, socci.

Noted that you decline to do so.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#423459 Feb 18, 2013
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According to the teaching of the Pharisees, to be born of water meant to be born physically. Proof: Nicodemus's remark, who thought to be born again meant a physical birth,“How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?
In verse 6, Jesus Himself interprets the water as flesh (a physical birth) "That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit."
Jesus plainly said being born of water is to be born of the flesh. He explained the difference, telling Nicodemus you have already had a physical birth, you are in need of a another birth “Do not marvel that I said to you,'You must be born again.'
You must be born again “that which is born of the Spirit is spirit." The new birth from above is a second birth which gives us eternal life.
Has nothing...zilch...to do with being baptized....
Tsk, tsk, Ox.

I'm not bound to anything you tell me about what you think scripture means or doesn't mean. You don't have any teaching authority.

Jesus said it, you deny it.

Next.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#423460 Feb 18, 2013
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John 6 .... what? can you be more specific?
The Gospel of John, Chapter 6.

Holy Communion-you guys call it snack time or whatever.

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#423461 Feb 18, 2013
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Dan wrote:
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Tsk, tsk, Ox.
I'm not bound to anything you tell me about what you think scripture means or doesn't mean. You don't have any teaching authority.
Jesus said it, you deny it.
Next.
A cop out....a very weak and pathetic one!!!!

justforcatholics.org

Catholics practically read the text like this: "Except a man is born by baptism he cannot enter into the Kingdom." If that is true, it follows that baptism is absolutely necessary for salvation, and that all those who have died unbaptized have been lost. Of course, we know that this is not so.

Let us take Abraham as an example. First, we note that Jesus makes the new birth absolutely necessary for salvation (John 3:3, 5). There is no room for exceptions.

Therefore Abraham must have been born again because he is included in the Kingdom of God ("There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the Kingdom of God, and yourselves thrust out" -- Luke 13:28).

Moreover, he was born again "by water and the Spirit" since Jesus insists that this is the way people are regenerated - "Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God."

So Abraham was born by water and the Spirit. Now since Abraham was never baptized (Christian baptism was introduced many centuries after his death) water cannot refer to the rite of baptism.
guest

United States

#423462 Feb 18, 2013
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It is amazing your inability to bring logic into any of your arguments. Or, maybe not so amazing - I suppose the ability to reason about things for yourself has been commandeered by the Catholic hierarchy's indoctrination.
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FYI - Clay ... the BIBLE is NOT the property of the Catholic church.
It is God's gift to all mankind and YOUR CHURCH tried to suppress it, because they did not want people questioning what the Catholic hierarchy was doing.
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The Jews were not selfish with the Hebrew text. They made meticulous copies so all of mankind could read it. This is why it is still available for us today. NOT because of the Catholic church.
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Again: THERE IS NO GOOD REASON FOR A TRUE CHRISTIAN TO HIDE THE WORD OF GOD FROM THE PEOPLE. This is what the Catholic church did. They, in fact, tortured and murdered those who had copies of the scriptures. A TRUE Church would NOT do that - because a TRUE church would have NOTHING TO HIDE.*THEREFORE* Catholicism CANNOT be the true religion. period.
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By denying the people the right to read the Scriptures, the Catholic church has CREATED the confusion that is now prevalent in the numerous denominations.
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True Christians want to SHARE THE GOOD NEWS with everyone. Not hide it at the Vatican libraries.
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SO CLAY ....
IF YOU CAN SHOW ME ONE GOOD REASON FOR HIDING THE SCRIPTURE FROM THE PEOPLE, I WILL RETURN TO BEING CATHOLIC.
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Dan wrote:
Why demand that Clay offer a response for your straw man argument (he didn't suggest hiding scripture)?
Clay said, correctly, that Christ didn't command that all He said be written down.
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Dan: "Why demand that Clay offer a response for your straw man argument (he didn't suggest hiding scripture)?"
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there is no straw man argument when I said that the church forbid the reading of scripture. Clay said the church *PROTECTED SCRIPTURE*.
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Of course Christ did not command that all he said be written down! Can you imagine him telling everyone he would like some privacy so he could use the "bathroom"?
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But the seriousness of YOUR statement here shows the full level of your warped belief system when *anything Jesus Christ DID NOT SAY* could be INFERRED and LATER ADDED to church teaching by the Pope *ex-cathedra*.
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can you not recall that some popes have overturned another's *ex-cathedra* teachings? How does that work, really?
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You hijack Peter as the first pope and install beliefs into your brand of Christianity *AS IF* it is the teaching of Christ himself.
guest

United States

#423463 Feb 18, 2013
guest wrote:
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John 6 .... what? can you be more specific?
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The Gospel of John, Chapter 6.
Holy Communion-you guys call it snack time or whatever.
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au contraire - The partaking of the bread and the wine is a serious celebration and not to be taken lightly.
hojo

Saint Paul, MN

#423464 Feb 18, 2013
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
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Why don't you believe Jesus?
We as Catholics "do" believe in Jesus! The bigger question for you New Age:..Why don't YOU believe what Jesus "says" in the Gospels, regarding Matt 16:1`3-21 and His One True (Universal-Catholic) Church and IN John 6:47-59 in regards to the Eucharist (Christ's TRUE BODY AND TRUE BLOOD). The (spoken, stated and expressed words of Jesus are clear, concise and exact)! SO--again--Why don't YOU believe in what Jesus says????..Better be careful New Age--because .Satan (also) believes in Jesus----HOWEVER---Satan doesn't believe, follow or adhere to what Jesus says -----either!!!!
guest

United States

#423465 Feb 18, 2013
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NON-CONTEXTUAL??
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lol - since WHEN is a Catholic interested in CONTEXT?
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The Pope upholds and *clarifies* church doctrine. Yeah, Dan, we saw that. It is OK to consider "pedophilia" as normal in today's society and the Pope *upheld* and *clarified* that ... for the whole world could see.
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POPE BENEDICT XVI: In his traditional Christmas address yesterday to cardinals and officials working in Rome, Pope Benedict XVI also claimed that child pornography was increasingly considered “normal” by society.
POPE BENEDICT XVI:“In the 1970s, paedophilia was theorised as something fully in conformity with man and even with children,” the Pope said.
POPE BENEDICT XVI:“It was maintained — even within the realm of Catholic theology — that there is no such thing as evil in itself or good in itself. There is only a ‘better than' and a ‘worse than'. Nothing is good or bad in itself.”
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POPE BENEDICT XVI:.... There is only a ‘better than' and a ‘worse than'.
Well, I will have to say that Christianity is "better than" Catholicism.
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It is amazing to me how Catholics can compartmentalize everything, and in so doing, make excuses for everything it does wrong. While claiming that Jesus himself gave them that right.
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The Catholic church's excuse making and compartmentalizing mindset allowed this man to rack up no fewer than 130 victims:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Geoghan
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lol Catholics are not interested in context, so don't pretend to be here.
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The TRUTH will set you free! and the gates of hell will not prevail against the truth!
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have the gates of hell prevailed against the Catholic Church? the Catholic church OPENED THE GATES WIDE and walked right in.
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Here is what PETER said about this sort of thing:
http://niv.scripturetext.com/1_peter/4.htm
1 Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because he who has suffered in his body is done with sin. 2 As a result, he does not live the rest of his earthly life for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God. 3 For YOU HAVE SPENT ENOUGH TIME IN THE PAST DOING WHAT PAGANS DO-LIVING IN DEBAUCHERY, LUST, DRUNKENNESS ORGIES, CAROUSING AND DETESTABLE IDOLATRY. 4 They think it strange that you do not plunge with them into the same flood of dissipation, and they heap abuse on you.
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When context matters.
The Pope wasn't affirming pedophila nor indicatiing that it should be considered "normal".
You're either illiterate or you think I am.
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Dan: FYI - context ALWAYS matters! Expecially when it comes to pedophiles. The Pope was trying to excuse the church's lack of action on the issue of pedophilia by saying it is considered "normal" in some societies.
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BIGGER FYI: Pedophilia is NEVER considered "normal" in *true* Christianity.*Therefore* the church should have acted to prevent it!
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There. NOW call me illiterate! I dare you.
hojo

Saint Paul, MN

#423466 Feb 18, 2013
Saban fan wrote:
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Check my consistency!
The middle management did not exist in the 1st century church and it doesn't exist in Christ's church today.
Better read your bible Saban fan, because you obviously have "no idea" as to what you are talking about which comes as "no surprise" to ANY of us Catholics--"who know the TRUTH of the TRUE interpretation of the Bible and TRUE Church History......Try reading Acts 2 regarding Jesus Christ 1st Church at Antioch. That Church and every other Church that followed (from Paul's letters) to the Churches at Ephesus, Thessalonica, Colosse, Philippi, Galatia, Corinth, ect. were ALL hierarchical, authoritative, visible Churches as confirmed in Act 2, ALL with Bishops, elders, priests and deacons.
Clay

Saint Paul, MN

#423467 Feb 18, 2013
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Clay:
""Hold on there. Stop. Back up.
Catholicism is not warped. Its perfect and infallibly guided by the resurrected Christ.
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and when the Pope speaks - Catholics listen ... WHY? because the pope is "NOT INFALLIBLE?"
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When CHRIST speaks - CHRISTIANS listen ... WHY? Because Christ IS INFALLIBLE.
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Jesus was protected from error when teaching on EVERYTHING. And UNLIKE THE POPE he TAUGHT by EXAMPLE.
again:
When CHRIST speaks - CHRISTIANS listen ... WHY? Because Christ IS Infallible.
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always these built-in caveats when it comes to listening to the Pope, huh?
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There are no caveats when listening to the words of Christ.
It depends what the Pope is speaking on...

But lets keep it real. The Pope does not have the authority to change what was already taught.
You people (for some reason unbeknownst to humans) think you can undo what the Apostles already revealed!

FYI Guest, every time one of ya blurts out that the Holy Spirit is guiding you, i wanna cyber slap you upside the head...not because you believe it to be true, but rather, because you think we are stupid enough to think your all right!
Clay

Saint Paul, MN

#423468 Feb 18, 2013
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Clay:
""Hold on there. Stop. Back up.
Catholicism is not warped. Its perfect and infallibly guided by the resurrected Christ.
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When CHRIST speaks - CHRISTIANS listen ... WHY? Because Christ IS INFALLIBLE.
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Jesus was protected from error when teaching on EVERYTHING. And UNLIKE THE POPE he TAUGHT by EXAMPLE.
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When CHRIST speaks - CHRISTIANS listen ... WHY? Because Christ IS Infallible.
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always these built-in caveats when it comes to listening to the Pope, huh?
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There are no caveats when listening to the words of Christ.
Are you telling me, Guest, that you listen to the Jesus Christ and He is revealing His true will to YOU??

Congrats. Its about time one of you 42,000 stepped up and claimed to be the true receptor of divinely guidance!

BTW, what sect do you belong to? SDA? Baptist? Evangelical?

Evangelical 7th Day Baptist?

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#423469 Feb 18, 2013
hojo wrote:
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Better read your bible Saban fan, because you obviously have "no idea" as to what you are talking about which comes as "no surprise" to ANY of us Catholics--"who know the TRUTH of the TRUE interpretation of the Bible and TRUE Church History......Try reading Acts 2 regarding Jesus Christ 1st Church at Antioch. That Church and every other Church that followed (from Paul's letters) to the Churches at Ephesus, Thessalonica, Colosse, Philippi, Galatia, Corinth, ect. were ALL hierarchical, authoritative, visible Churches as confirmed in Act 2, ALL with Bishops, elders, priests and deacons.
The Bible speaks of churches....not Churches...you are changing Scripture to make it say what you want it to say...

None of the churches you mentioned are referred to as "Catholic"...none of the seven churches Christ tlked about in Rev 2 are referred to as "Catholic"....why? Very simple.....there were none!!!!

The Catholic Church did not "make the scene" until circa 312....and you have the Emperor Constantine to thank for its source...paganism....

Quote:
Roman Catholicism
Founder: Emperor Constantine

The Roman Catholic church, headquartered in Rome, Italy, has its own powerful City-State, the Vatican. The Roman Catholic church unofficially came into being in 312 A.D., at the time of the so-called "miraculous conversion" to Christianity of the Roman Emperor Constantine but he still worshipped the sun god.

Although Christianity was not made the official religion of the Roman Empire until the edicts of Theodosius I in 380 and 381 A.D., Constantine, from 312 A.D. until his death in 337, was engaged in the process of simultaneously building pagan temples and Christian churches, and was slowly turning over the reins of his pagan priesthood to the Bishop of Rome.

However, the family of Constantine did not give up the last vestige of his priesthood until after the disintegration of the Roman Empire – that being the title the emperors bore as heads of the pagan priesthood – Pontifex Maximus – a title which the popes would inherit.

The popes also inherited Constantine's titles as the self-appointed civil head of the church – Summus Pontifex (Vicar of Christ and Bishop of Bishops).
Free Mind

Melbourne, FL

#423470 Feb 18, 2013
Dan wrote:
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Your link does no such thing RE: an apology issued to protestants.
You can't even tell me what was said and by whom or to whom other than what the two hausfraus at netplaces.com had to say about it.
What a clown. You'd flunk a middle school research paper with this type of "citation".
As I clearly wrote -- "It summarizes the apology."

The entire RCC statement is easily found.

Fearful Dan is in full avoidance mode. Arguments which penetrate into his magic aura are not dealt with rationally but by pseudo-reasoning.

e.g. "the link wasn't good enough" -- not that the statement was in any way wrong. Typical attack on the messenger in order to avoid the message.

LOL
Saban fan

Decatur, AL

#423471 Feb 18, 2013
hojo wrote:
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Better read your bible Saban fan, because you obviously have "no idea" as to what you are talking about which comes as "no surprise" to ANY of us Catholics--"who know the TRUTH of the TRUE interpretation of the Bible and TRUE Church History......Try reading Acts 2 regarding Jesus Christ 1st Church at Antioch. That Church and every other Church that followed (from Paul's letters) to the Churches at Ephesus, Thessalonica, Colosse, Philippi, Galatia, Corinth, ect. were ALL hierarchical, authoritative, visible Churches as confirmed in Act 2, ALL with Bishops, elders, priests and deacons.
Really? What's the difference in Bishop and Elder in the NT? The Christians were and are priests and all we need between us and God is a High Priest (Christ). You didn't mention Pope or Cardinal and whatever else the Catholics have made up that wasn't in those churches you've mentioned.

Please don't forget to answer that question about Elders and Bishops.

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