Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

There are 589894 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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Clone

Kansas City, MO

#419805 Feb 3, 2013
Pad wrote:
<quoted text>"Sin is a reproach to any people."You have known since your own start on this planet that people do terrible things in all facets of life.Political or religious fervor all stems from the same trigger points in the brain.People are prone to fanaticism in all venues of life,why is being religious and a zealot any different than a rabid politician who is consumed by political ambition or the need to serve to prove loyalties?
All sin is rebellion against God,no matter who commits it,or partakes of it.It is our way of doing our own thing,standing erect as it were in our own pride,that is the roots of sin all sin, a pride to be independent of anything or person who would restrict our movements,who would inhibit our inner most desires.
Sin is a human condition, it goes with being human. Religion uses it as a tool to control its followers....example: The priest that raped children......wait, not a good example.Maybe, one more commandment should be added: "Thou shelt not covet alter boys". Maybe no sin would have taken place. Religion is learned, its for the weak minded who cant find their own way in life or deal with reality.........life is tough.People of religious backgrounds fell that gay humans are repusive because their faith tells them so........a sin. Really? Gays have been around for ever, they used to be called "gay" or happy humans. People need to think on their own and no let a faith rule their screwed up life.
Dust Storm

Minneapolis, MN

#419806 Feb 3, 2013
Pad wrote:
<quoted text>Trust me when I tell you,when a young minister or older for that matter violates children,the whole church is wiped out for months over it.There is such shame and torment over that sin.The minister is usually let go,some have been arrested.The family of the victims often leave that church.
I t is quite obvious that sex scandals tear who church communities apart.Several years ago the senior pastor's son-in-law of a particular church in my city made sexual advances toward a girl in his church.He was the youth pastor,and supposedly he was never found to have actually had sex with any girl in that church outside of his wife.But that scandal tore that church to shreds.The Senior Pastor took a sabbatical for a year,a visiting pastor took over his pulpit. The son-in-law actually was arrested and of course he is no longer with his wife.
Just recently it is known that the senior pastor has returned to his pulpit.The church lost half of its congregation,and he struggles with trying to stay afloat.The media showed little mercy,and while the scandal was in its peak time,every day for several weeks one could read about or hear about that church and its sin. Sex scandals more than anything else destroys churches with a severity unmatched by even political scandals of the same.
Depends on the church and the prevailing attitudes. Evangelical Eddie Long recently settled with 4 men out of court who said he abused them. Martin Luther King Juniors daughter resigned from the board. Abuse is a serious problem, but pointing at the Catholic church as the King is plain ignorance and arrogance and shows a complete lack of concern for the children. The super Holy people Preston and Confrint and atheists who have none. Gag.. The fact is the public schools are doing little to nothing. These people need to be identified and weeded out. Sending them to prison for 3 years and out on probation in a few months and failed counseling is the answer? So what do you do with them? It is a fact that substiute teachers rarely have their criminal records searched. What we know today is not what we knew back in the 50s and 60s. So what action is being taken?

If the news lumped every protestant sect together and reported it Nationally like they do the church or Penn State then maybe something would change and people would not be under the false assumption its a Catholic thing as many in here have proven they believe adnauseum. Many many stories go unpublished or are published locally. Churches or orgnanizations with little clout or money are not big news. Show me which church publishes publicly abuse reports like the church does. Show me the concerned politicians who paid for paid for independent studies. Show me the prosecutions of those who knew. Show me the accountablity of administrators and psychiatrists and psychologists. Show me the people who openly adovocate pedophilia are are repressed or investigated. Show me all the Catholics who believe child molestation is acceptable like the many in here would like us to believe.
RCC Superiority So BUSTED

Melbourne, FL

#419807 Feb 3, 2013
MICHAEL wrote:
HOJO correction.....
......when MORE than 8 out of 10 people believe something else.
DOUBLE BUSTED!
According to the link your provided...

http://cara.georgetown.edu/CARAServices/reque...

17% of world population is Catholic.

24% of these are reported as practicing Catholics.

.17 x .24 = about 4.1% of humanity is a practicing Catholic.

Therefore, either this RCC "one-true" claim is 100% baloney, or ...

Jesus died a horrific death in order to "save" 4.1% of humanity.

Ummmm? Let history and reality guide us to the truth.
RCC Superiority So BUSTED

Melbourne, FL

#419808 Feb 3, 2013
You fool me not wrote:
<quoted text>
"The Church will become more vibrant in this century. The Holy Spirit will call more people to combat the evil around us".
I pray this happens sooner rather than later!
History tells us your Church may be part of that "evil around us."

Have you ever considered that?

Consider how the RCC fought against the ideals we know as the Bill of Rights.

Was that an example of good... or evil?
RCC Superiority So BUSTED

Melbourne, FL

#419809 Feb 3, 2013
MICHAEL wrote:
Hispanics in the USA are about to HISPANICIZE the catholic church.
Today and growing quickly 50% of roman catholics in america under the age of 40 are Latinos.
Where have all the british, french, italian, german, dutch catholics gone?
Only 8% of roman catholic priests in america are Latino. This has to change to reflect the fast growing Latino catholic population in america.
http://cliniclegal.org/news/0912/growing-lati...
The skin color of catholics in america is getting darker very quickly.
Not THAT Catholic. They voted for Obama.

OK, typical Catholic freeloaders who only knew RCC totalitarian ideals.

But they'll come around once they become better educated.
RCC Superiority So BUSTED

Melbourne, FL

#419810 Feb 3, 2013
Catholic's Women-Hating Pervert Tradition.......

The great Catholic theologian Thomas Aquinas taught that women were defective men, imperfect in both body and soul. They were conceived either because of defective sperm or because a damp wind was blowing at the time of conception

Following Aquinas, Canon law decreed that women could not witness a will. Neither could they testify in disputes over wills, nor in criminal proceedings. Generally they suffered the same sort of legal disabilities as children and imbeciles.

They could not practice medicine, law or any other profession, nor could they hold any public office.

Here is a piece of reasoning from two famous Catholic scholars: After saying that women are intellectually like children they explain why women are given to the practice of witchcraft:

"But the natural reason is that she is more carnal than a man, as is clear from her many carnal abominations. And it should be noted that there was a defect in the formation of the first woman, since she was formed from a bent rib, that is, rib of the breast, which is bent as it were in a contrary direction to a man. And since through this defect she is an imperfect animal, she always deceives."

No wonder all studies show that the RCC priesthood is a magnet for perverts in denial.
ReginaM

Middletown, NJ

#419811 Feb 3, 2013
A plague of Atheists has Descended, and Catholics are the Target

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-cul...

Attacking Christians is Not Really Clever, Witty or Funny.

FROM time immemorial, this world has been troubled by plagues. From bogong moths in Canberra to frogs in biblical Egypt, unwelcome and unlovely creatures have the awkward habit of turning up in bulk.

Just now, we are facing one of our largest and least appealing infestations. Somewhat in advance of summer's blowflies, we are beset by atheists. Worse, they are not traditional atheists. These tended to be quiet blokes called Algie with ancillary interests in nudist ceramics, who were perfectly happy as long as you pretended to accept a pamphlet in Flinders Lane.

No, the new hobby atheist is as brash, noisy and confident as a cheap electric kettle. They want everyone to know that they have not found God, and that no one else should. Their particular target seems to be Catholics. On the surface, this is odd, as there are plenty of other religious targets just waiting to be saved from a vengeful, non-existent deity. Smaller herds, such as the Christadelphians or the Salvation Army, might seem more manageable. But the Catholic Church has two incomparable advantages as an object of the wrath of proselytising atheists. First, it is the biggie. Taking out the Catholics is the equivalent of nuking the Pentagon. Guerilla bands of Baptists and Pentecostals can be liquidated at leisure.

Second, the Catholics have the undeniable advantage that they do still demonstrably believe in something. Attacking some of the more swinging Christian denominations might mean upsetting people who believe a good deal less than the average atheist.
http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-cul...
Clay

United States

#419812 Feb 3, 2013
Seraphima wrote:
Happy Super Bowl and Puppy Bowl Day!! LOL....Hermi is slowly recovering.Still on oxygen but he is very motivated.He is gaining the weight back that he had lost last year.Hopefully soon,he will be able to do his Elvis impersonation or me..lol.God Bless each and everyone of you and try to remember this,life is to short.It is much healthier to Love than to Hate.....
That's awesome. Thanks for the update.
Dust Storm

Minneapolis, MN

#419813 Feb 3, 2013
Mexico is a nation with a very strong Catholic identity, yet for over 70 years during the 20th century the Catholic Church was actually outlawed: not allowed to own property, run schools, convents or monasteries, have more than a certain number of priests (and no foreign priests), nor defend itself publicly or in the courts. It was hardly allowed to exist. According to historian Jim Tuck,“This was not separation of church and state: it was complete subordination of church to state”.

Following 1940, enforcement of these restrictions gradually lessened, but it was not until 1992 that the Church was restored as a legal entity in Mexico. During the period of the strictest enforcement of these draconian laws beginning with the rule of President Calles in the late 1920s, Mexicans were often imprisoned for wearing religious items, saying “Adios” in public (which literally means “with God”), or even questioning the laws. Public worship was a crime punishable by hanging or firing squad.(In fact, this week – May 21 – was the feast day of 25 Mexican saints and martyrs who remained true to their faith during these turbulent years and were canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2000. Another 13 martyrs were canonized by Pope Benedict XVI in 2005, including young José Luis Sánchez del Río. Perhaps the most well-known modern Mexican martyr, however, is Blessed Fr. Miguel Pro, beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1988.)

http://catholicgene.wordpress.com/2012/05/27/...
Clay

United States

#419814 Feb 3, 2013
RCC Superiority So BUSTED wrote:
<quoted text>
According to the link your provided...
http://cara.georgetown.edu/CARAServices/reque...
17% of world population is Catholic.
24% of these are reported as practicing Catholics.
.17 x .24 = about 4.1% of humanity is a practicing Catholic.
Therefore, either this RCC "one-true" claim is 100% baloney, or ...
Jesus died a horrific death in order to "save" 4.1% of humanity.
Ummmm? Let history and reality guide us to the truth.
Another interesting statistic:
99% of the people on this forum think you're an idiot.

And Catholicism will never be wholly accepted just as the majority of the world denied the Son of God and killed Him 2,000 yrs ago. The " free mind, RCC Superiority So busted, light of catholicism Michaels" of the world denied the Christ back then, they deny him now.

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#419815 Feb 3, 2013
marge wrote:
<quoted text>
Robert, did you know among pagan nations, nothing was more common than for persons to profess to have contact with spirits, and to be under the influence of their inspiration?
And yes it frightens most Christians.
marge

I haven't made a study of it. But I have some opinions. I think in pre-industrial societies people were more in-tune with the environment in which they lived. And this made them more sensitive to knowing good and evil going on about them, and in them. In today's society we have been desensitised and consciences cauterized to such a degree that demons can easily remain undisturbed from the light.

In the Bible note how people with demons and possessed came forward or were brought to Jesus.

In this age demons find refuge in the abundance of darkness, and operate in it.

But not to fear Jesus already has won the victory.
ReginaM

Middletown, NJ

#419816 Feb 3, 2013
Catholics hate women? Really??

:)

http://www.catholicmemes.com/captions/queen-o...
ReginaM

Middletown, NJ

#419817 Feb 3, 2013
ReginaM

Middletown, NJ

#419818 Feb 3, 2013
Perfectly fulfilling the will of God since the Immaculate Conception:

http://www.catholicmemes.com/captions/catholi...

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#419819 Feb 3, 2013
Pad wrote:
<quoted text>"Sin is a reproach to any people."You have known since your own start on this planet that people do terrible things in all facets of life.Political or religious fervor all stems from the same trigger points in the brain.People are prone to fanaticism in all venues of life,why is being religious and a zealot any different than a rabid politician who is consumed by political ambition or the need to serve to prove loyalties?
All sin is rebellion against God,no matter who commits it,or partakes of it.It is our way of doing our own thing,standing erect as it were in our own pride,that is the roots of sin all sin, a pride to be independent of anything or person who would restrict our movements,who would inhibit our inner most desires.
Pad good friend

I Cor 14:12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.

We must not be temperate in seeking truth. Rather be zealous.

There is a sort of fear of looking like a fanatic, by the world, and even within our own selves, when it comes to religion..., truth. But any slacking of zealousness means that the soul grows sluggish(slothful), to finally becoming lukewarm.

Fanaticism is being unreasonable with faith. Being zealous for the faith requires reason.
Clay

United States

#419820 Feb 3, 2013
ReginaM wrote:
http://www.catholicmemes.com/c aptions/super-bowl-sunday/
Great links Regina
truth

Perth, Australia

#419821 Feb 3, 2013
truth

Perth, Australia

#419822 Feb 3, 2013
http://www.acts17-11.com/light.html

Pape Benedict 16 declare 2005 years as year of ''light''
LTM

Sudbury, Canada

#419823 Feb 3, 2013
ReginaM wrote:
Perfectly fulfilling the will of God since the Immaculate Conception:
http://www.catholicmemes.com/captions/catholi...
If You Tell me again you don't worship Mary , It would be a fib.
LTM

Sudbury, Canada

#419824 Feb 3, 2013
Robert F wrote:
<quoted text>
LTM
I know your doubts. Don't be afraid. The relationship I have with God, by His Grace is working, His Good Work....I have perfect peace.
What is truth?"

Answer: Almost two thousand years ago, Truth was put on trial and judged by people who were devoted to lies. In fact, Truth faced six trials in less than one full day, three of which were religious, and three that were legal. In the end, few people involved in those events could answer the question,“What is truth?”

After being arrested, the Truth was first led to a man named Annas, a corrupt former high priest of the Jews. Annas broke numerous Jewish laws during the trial, including holding the trial in his house, trying to induce self-accusations against the defendant, and striking the defendant, who had been convicted of nothing at the time. After Annas, the Truth was led to the reigning high priest, Caiaphas, who happened to be Annas’s son-in-law. Before Caiaphas and the Jewish Sanhedrin, many false witnesses came forward to speak against the Truth, yet nothing could be proved and no evidence of wrongdoing could be found. Caiaphas broke no fewer than seven laws while trying to convict the Truth:(1) the trial was held in secret; (2) it was carried out at night; (3) it involved bribery; (4) the defendant had no one present to make a defense for Him; (5) the requirement of 2-3 witnesses could not be met; (6) they used self-incriminating testimony against the defendant; (7) they carried out the death penalty against the defendant the same day. All these actions were prohibited by Jewish law. Regardless, Caiaphas declared the Truth guilty because the Truth claimed to be God in the flesh, something Caiaphas called blasphemy.

When morning came, the third trial of the Truth took place, with the result that the Jewish Sanhedrin pronounced the Truth should die. However, the Jewish council had no legal right to carry out the death penalty, so they were forced to bring the Truth to the Roman governor at the time, a man named Pontius Pilate. Pilate was appointed by Tiberius as the fifth prefect of Judea and served in that capacity A.D. 26 to 36. The procurator had power of life and death and could reverse capital sentences passed by the Sanhedrin. As the Truth stood before Pilate, more lies were brought against Him. His enemies said,“We found this man misleading our nation and forbidding to pay taxes to Caesar, and saying that He Himself is Christ, a King”(Luke 23:2). This was a lie, as the Truth had told everyone to pay their taxes (Matthew 22:21) and never spoke of Himself as a challenge to Caesar.

After this, a very interesting conversation between the Truth and Pilate took place.“Therefore Pilate entered again into the Praetorium, and summoned Jesus and said to Him,‘Are You the King of the Jews?’ Jesus answered,‘Are you saying this on your own initiative, or did others tell you about Me?’ Pilate answered,‘I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests delivered You to me; what have You done?’ Jesus answered,‘My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting so that I would not be handed over to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not of this realm.’ Therefore Pilate said to Him,‘So You are a king?’ Jesus answered,‘You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.’ Pilate said to Him,‘What is truth?’”(John 18:33–38).

Pilate’s question,“What is truth?” has reverberated down through history. Was it a melancholy desire to know what no one else could tell him, a cynical insult, or perhaps an irritated, indifferent reply to Jesus’ words?

In a postmodern world that denies that truth can be known, the question is more important than ever to answer. What is truth?
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