Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

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JOHN

Los Angeles, CA

#421548 Feb 11, 2013
I feel bad that the Holy Father is stepping down. I worry that a liberal will take his place. I hope this does not derail the talks the SSPX is having with the Vatican. He was a friend to those of us love the Latin Mass.

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#421549 Feb 11, 2013
Robert F wrote:
<quoted text>
NASL
Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of faith is to see what you believe..(St. Augustine)
There is a difference between faith and belief. Error creeps in when one has faith in their beliefs. This is where one must be cautious.
Beliefs are based on experience and knowledge. Now knowledge may or may not be correct. And experience may be real or not real....
So for instance, a born-again Christian, that bases their faith in the experience(belief) of being born again, often finds in time that as the experience fades, so does that faith in being born-again.
Likewise, in Gnosticism, having the knowledge of enlightenment in time fades, and so enlightenment fades....
Rather it is better to have faith in God, and Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins, then seek knowledge and experience which yields belief....
You are such a spin-doctor.

And being "Catholic" is an all-emcompassing experience in faith and belief.
- Far from it....

In your future posts to me, please check your ego at the door.
ReginaM

Lakewood, NJ

#421550 Feb 11, 2013
Robert Dye wrote:
<quoted text>
Benedict's own answer is better than anything anyone else could provide. I'm sort of surprised you have to ask, since yo could have quite easily found an official statement on your own.
http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/officia...
Rob
Even his resignation statement is humble and beautiful. What a holy and gifted man. My heart is very heavy with this news since we were in such dire need of an orthodox shepherd. Along with many, many others I was thrilled when he was elected. Yet it's been obvious for some time that his health has been deteriorating, so I pray he is finally able to get the rest he deserves after these many years in service to the servants of God. May the Lord be with him now and forever.
Saban fan

Mobile, AL

#421551 Feb 11, 2013
Robert Dye wrote:
<quoted text>
Just as the Catholic church teaches, as a matter of fact.
http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/para/873.htm
Rob
Where would I read about the apostles successors and their qualifications? Surely not in the New Testament?
LTM

Fort Frances, Canada

#421552 Feb 11, 2013
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
LTM,
Man's [obedient faith] responds to receive the gift that God is giving us.
Hi Truth ,
Well we know that without faith which is God given (not our work)its a gift from God.
We would not beable to recieve the gift of salvation which is the (WORKS OF CHRIST' NOT OUR WORKS)
If we are lead by the Holy Spirit, He will lead us to the works He has had planned for us before time began .
We can not do these works without the gifts of the Holy Spirit, so in fact it is the Holy Spirit working through us , its our obediance to the Holy Spirit , that is the works we do.
Here is where the fruits of the Holy Spirit comes in , Love, Joy, and Peace, etc the greatest of these is Love.
'WE NO LONG WALK IN THE FLESH; BUT IN THE SPIRIT" .
Being baptized in water, is important, because here we are putting off the old man and putting on the new man.
'OLD THINGS PASS AWAY EVERYTHING BECAMES LIKE BRAND NEW'
THE OLD MAN DIES, GOING DOWN IN THE WATER,[BEING BURIED WITH CHRIST), COMING UP IN THE WATER,{BEING RESURRECTED ,RISING A NEW CREATURE IN CHRIST JESUS}.( IN OBEDIENCE TO JESUS WE GET BAPTIZED IN WATER,[ WHICH IS THE BAPTISM OF JOHN] WE HAVE TO DO IT OURSELVES THAT IS OUR WORKS.
IT IS A BEAUTIFUL WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE, BUT WATER BAPTISM DOESN'T SAVE US . WE ARE SAVED BY GOD'S GRACE 'THROUGH FAITH . "NOT OF WORKS LESS ANY MAN SHOULD BOOST; FAITH ISN'T A WORKS IT IS A GIFT .
THE BAPTISM OF JESUS IS WITH THE HOLY GHOST AND FIRE, THESE ARE TWO DIFFERENT BAPTISM.

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#421553 Feb 11, 2013
Robert F wrote:
<quoted text>
Father Rob
I have been considering what you write for awhile.
It is difficult to get up and just walk away. And one hopes that some new person coming to the thread, with an open mind is not so influenced by the perpetuated lies, that one lingers on this thread....
And of course there is the possibility that some of the heretics might re-examine their belief systems....
But that being said, one can spend a better time in prayer, and study, for edification, than just getting the repetition of lies, and repeating the same answers....
There is almost no room for discussion here. Thus no reasoning, no communication. Catholic Answers forum may be a better expression of faith, and faithfulness....
Let each be moved by the Holy Spirit....
I shall be leaving.
Buh-bye!

"Ya'll come back now, hear?" - Jed Clampett
JOHN

Los Angeles, CA

#421554 Feb 11, 2013
ReginaM wrote:
<quoted text>
Even his resignation statement is humble and beautiful. What a holy and gifted man. My heart is very heavy with this news since we were in such dire need of an orthodox shepherd. Along with many, many others I was thrilled when he was elected. Yet it's been obvious for some time that his health has been deteriorating, so I pray he is finally able to get the rest he deserves after these many years in service to the servants of God. May the Lord be with him now and forever.
I agree with you completely, he was exactly what the Church needed when he was elected. Lets pray for a Holy Father that takes his place to be as holy and gifted.
MICHAEL

Hamilton, Canada

#421555 Feb 11, 2013
jethro8 wrote:
pope benny is retiring!! indict him,force him to tell the truth.the guilt was eating away at him.
Jethro. Its is called a RESIGNATION of office.

During his tenor, look at the number of scandals that have arisen? Everyone one of them was caused by the clergy themselves, not catholic followers, not the media, and not us.

He has failed to bring catholics together as we know there are several divides amongst catholics today.

We do know that the vast majority of roman catholics today are poor uneducated people living below the equator and in the middle east continents of Africa/Asia.

Once a strong western world alliance, has quickly evaporated over the past 50 years.

Example: 85% of the people of France are baptized roman catholic yet less than 8% practice their faith.

It will be interesting to see what direction the church will go in order to try and bring continuity to a church that is torn in many directions today.



Since: Nov 08

usa

#421556 Feb 11, 2013
7th Day Catholic Rocks wrote:
<quoted text>He was pooped out before he ever became Pope.
he was a joke pope,world leaders didn't like him,he was going to brazil i believe, and the people and president of the country basically said, SO WHAT.on his last trip there, only 2% of the population went to see him.gee i wonder why? simple, he was a puppet pope,he was elected to give him diplomatic immunity that's all. now i'd like to see someone have the guts to indict him and force him testify on every thing he knew and hid from the public. GIVE THE CHURCHES VICTIMS JUSTICE!!
concerned in Eygpt

Aberdeen, UK

#421557 Feb 11, 2013
The Church's relationship with the Muslims. "The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind's judge on the last day." (CCC, par. 841)

Now the Catholic Catechism says Muslims worship the same God as Christians.

Any one see a problem with this statement?

Why because Muslims reject Jesus as Lord and savior so clearly they don't recognize the same God as Abraham as they deny his seed Jesus the Christ

One more big Reason the RCC is not the one true church revealed in Scriptures its a sugar coated lie.
MICHAEL

Hamilton, Canada

#421558 Feb 11, 2013
Clay wrote:
<quoted text>
I must say mike, I never heard of an Atheist who is so concerned with the affairs of the Catholic Church. Its a bit creepy.
Are you sure you're secure enough with the path you chose? Why the fixation with the beliefs and practices of the Church?
Worry about your own soul. You spend too much time on here trying to save everyone from the perils of everything non-catholic. Remember MOST roman catholics in our world are poor uneducated people.


I am an agnostic.........and Pope Benedict stated himself that Agnostics have a much better chance at the kingdom of heaven than do social catholics. Are you a social catholic?

http://blog.chron.com/believeitornot/2011/09/...

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/281522/p...

.....searching for the truth........
Pad

Rockford, IL

#421559 Feb 11, 2013
JOHN wrote:
I feel bad that the Holy Father is stepping down. I worry that a liberal will take his place. I hope this does not derail the talks the SSPX is having with the Vatican. He was a friend to those of us love the Latin Mass.
Pope Benedict will be missed,I thought of all the popes I have seen in my life time,he had a realistic view of his office,and he showed a unique sense of spiritual integrity.I actually liked him better than Pope John Paul2,although at times no one could ever reach the heights of personal leadership and commanding presence like Pope JP2.

There are many voices out there that suggest that the next Pope will be not only LIBERAL in a sense of public communication,but the LAST Pope of this end time period we are either in or embarking into.Those voices of course could be totally WRONG,but rest assure he will be watched and listened to with much caution,and alertness.But who knows the Cardinals might vote in another elderly pope who in a few years will retire.

Questions to the Catholics here,has any pope in the last two centuries retired?
MICHAEL

Hamilton, Canada

#421560 Feb 11, 2013
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
<quoted text>
Buh-bye!
"Ya'll come back now, hear?" - Jed Clampett
They are all lining up like sheep because Father Dye is leading them to CATHOLIC ANSWERS forum.

Within a few weeks they will slowly make their way back home to this forum as they have always done.

You'all come back now, here!



MICHAEL

Hamilton, Canada

#421561 Feb 11, 2013
Pad wrote:
<quoted text>Pope Benedict will be missed,I thought of all the popes I have seen in my life time,he had a realistic view of his office,and he showed a unique sense of spiritual integrity.I actually liked him better than Pope John Paul2,although at times no one could ever reach the heights of personal leadership and commanding presence like Pope JP2.
There are many voices out there that suggest that the next Pope will be not only LIBERAL in a sense of public communication,but the LAST Pope of this end time period we are either in or embarking into.Those voices of course could be totally WRONG,but rest assure he will be watched and listened to with much caution,and alertness.But who knows the Cardinals might vote in another elderly pope who in a few years will retire.
Questions to the Catholics here,has any pope in the last two centuries retired?
1415 was the last year a pope resigned office. 77 years before Christopher Columbus put the Nina, Pinta and Santa Marie into the water for the first time.

JOHN

Los Angeles, CA

#421562 Feb 11, 2013
Pad wrote:
<quoted text>Pope Benedict will be missed,I thought of all the popes I have seen in my life time,he had a realistic view of his office,and he showed a unique sense of spiritual integrity.I actually liked him better than Pope John Paul2,although at times no one could ever reach the heights of personal leadership and commanding presence like Pope JP2.
There are many voices out there that suggest that the next Pope will be not only LIBERAL in a sense of public communication,but the LAST Pope of this end time period we are either in or embarking into.Those voices of course could be totally WRONG,but rest assure he will be watched and listened to with much caution,and alertness.But who knows the Cardinals might vote in another elderly pope who in a few years will retire.
Questions to the Catholics here,has any pope in the last two centuries retired?
Pad it has been a long time since we talked. It is good to hear from you. He is the first in over 600 years to retire. I felt that he was a good and holy Pope. I have been off the topix for a long time. I am now in SoCal and enjoying my granddaughters.
ReginaM

Lakewood, NJ

#421563 Feb 11, 2013
JOHN wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree with you completely, he was exactly what the Church needed when he was elected. Lets pray for a Holy Father that takes his place to be as holy and gifted.
Amen, John. And what better day than this, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, to do as the Holy Father asks and implore Blessed Mary, Ever Virgin, to assist the Cardinal Fathers in their decision.

Be of good faith! Always remember...Jesus promised us that the gates of hell would never prevail against Holy Mother Church.

Blessed be the name of the Lord.
Now and forever.

Our help is in the name of the Lord.
Who made heaven and earth.
Saban fan

Mobile, AL

#421564 Feb 11, 2013
Robert F wrote:
<quoted text>
Father Rob
I have been considering what you write for awhile.
It is difficult to get up and just walk away. And one hopes that some new person coming to the thread, with an open mind is not so influenced by the perpetuated lies, that one lingers on this thread....
And of course there is the possibility that some of the heretics might re-examine their belief systems....
But that being said, one can spend a better time in prayer, and study, for edification, than just getting the repetition of lies, and repeating the same answers....
There is almost no room for discussion here. Thus no reasoning, no communication. Catholic Answers forum may be a better expression of faith, and faithfulness....
Let each be moved by the Holy Spirit....
I shall be leaving.
Why do you call this man your Father? Is there something biological between the two of you? I'm guessing there isn't else you'd communicate somewhere else.

Matthew 23:9 - And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven.

If anything Rob is your brother. I have many brothers and sisters in Christ, but only ONE Father!

Rob, why do you accept others' references to you as God?
LTM

Fort Frances, Canada

#421565 Feb 11, 2013
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
LTM,
Obedient faith....
Romans 16:26
26 but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all the Gentiles might come to the [obedience] that comes from [faith—]
OBEDIENCE (WORKS) THAT COMES FROM FAITH ( GIFT FROM GOD)

JESUS SAVES US (WE REPENT;WHICH IS OUR WORKS)
BECAUSE OF THE GIFT OF FAITH GOD GAVE ; ITS NOT OUR WORKS,BUT OUR FAITH .
BECAUSE OF OUR FAITH [GODS GIFT;] WE ARE BAPTIZED IN WATER; [OUR WORKS]

WORKS WITH OUT FAITH IS MEANING LESS,

James 2:14-26

New King James Version (NKJV)


Faith Without Works Is Dead

14 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them,“Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

18 But someone will say,“You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your[a] works, and I will show you my faith by my[b] works. 19 You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble! 20 But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?[c] 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? 22 Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect? 23 And the Scripture was fulfilled which says,“Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.”[d] And he was called the friend of God. 24 You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.

Ephesians 2:8-10

King James Version (KJV)


8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them

IF WE ARE NOT DOING THE WORK THAT THE FATHER HAS ORDAINED , WE HAVE A DEAD FAITH GOOD FOR NOTHING.
ITS NOT THE WORKS WE WANT TO DO OR THINK WE SHOULD DO, BUT WHAT GOD HAS ORDAIN US TO DO.
SO OUR OBEDIENCE TO GOD IN ALL HE HAS COMMANDED IS THE WORKS WE DO. BECAUSE OF OUR GOD GIVEN FAITH.
MICHAEL

Hamilton, Canada

#421566 Feb 11, 2013
jethro8 wrote:
pope benny is retiring!! indict him,force him to tell the truth.the guilt was eating away at him.
Jethro, you should run for Pope. The qualifications legally are ANY SINGLE MALE CATHOLIC ADULT under the age of 80 even though traditionally its usually been up to the eligible voting cardinals.

If I can get into the conclave somehow I would vote for you. You could reform the entire church. Hire any cardinals you want to, get rid of any you don't like.

http://answers.encyclopedia.com/question/elig...
ReginaM

Lakewood, NJ

#421567 Feb 11, 2013
Pad wrote:
<quoted text>Pope Benedict will be missed,I thought of all the popes I have seen in my life time,he had a realistic view of his office,and he showed a unique sense of spiritual integrity.I actually liked him better than Pope John Paul2,although at times no one could ever reach the heights of personal leadership and commanding presence like Pope JP2.
There are many voices out there that suggest that the next Pope will be not only LIBERAL in a sense of public communication,but the LAST Pope of this end time period we are either in or embarking into.Those voices of course could be totally WRONG,but rest assure he will be watched and listened to with much caution,and alertness.But who knows the Cardinals might vote in another elderly pope who in a few years will retire.
Questions to the Catholics here,has any pope in the last two centuries retired?
This is the first time in six hundred years.

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