Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

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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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so any bets on who is going to be pope?? my money is on the man from boston,father o'malley,problem is he is a no nonsense kind of a guy,he'll sweep the dirt right out of vatican city,he is solely responsible for keep what little is left as far as catholics and churches there are here which is dwindling by the day. i heard there was some sort of problem in vatican city??? not sure what it is,but it wouldn't surprise me if it involved o'malley,i'm sure some of the cardinals are afraid of him,he is a kickass kind of guy,that is my opinion of what i have seen,heard and read about him,he closed the leak of the sinking catholic church here in boston.he would bring the church to the people,not the people just coming to the church,he would open the doors to the troubles of the church and tell how he will resurect the church into being the powerful conglomerate it once was. and that scares the higherarchy. to be open an honest?how dare he think those thoughts,he is catholic,he must stick to tradition!.... LIE
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why you say that oxy ..ark
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Clay is past delirious!!! He said: "The Pope can never go against scripture."
He's right--the Pope "can never"go against scripture!!--- Try reading and interpreting the TRUTH of what the bible (in its entirety) is saying, regarding its TRUE MEANING,: then read the Catholic Catechism which will "open your eyes" to (even more TRUTH) that the Pope, the teachings of the Catholic Church, and the historical "traditions" of over 2000 years---ARE "IN FACT"---ALL BIBLICALLY GROUNDED.-----The Problem, has is and will continue to be in your Protestant "bible only - editorializing (self interpretation) of the Sacred Scripture, that (has never, nor will ever agree on ANYTHING --among your 42,000 contradicting (man-made) denominations, except "attacking" the TRUTH of the bible and Jesus Christ, which is manifested (in and through His One (and only) TRUE Apostolic Catholic Church.
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<quoted text>if these passages are true,why are they not mentioned in the book of genesis right away,why is it written hundreds of years later in the N.T.? which i believe are books written to clearify the mistakes (like this one)written in the O.T. i don't buy it,again jesus is god in the flesh on earth,so this theory of a single god does not exist,jesus is a god and his father was a god,jesus is called the son of god so did god had a father like jesus did? very perplexing,it's the chicken or the egg except we're dealing with people,who came first, adam or jesus was jesus a man while in heaven? then sent here as a baby? who walked in the garden of eden? god or jesus? you want your cake and be able to eat it to.if jesus is god on earth then how could he be the father to jesus? that would take two entities to pull it off,and there is suppose to be one.i know your going to tell me in some way that jesus was sent here by god to do his work,and also jesus claims to be the son of god and a king,king of the jews.if jesus (god on earth),how could there be a god in heaven at the same time?? the only rational explanation is more than one entity.
Its all about keeping us feeling guilty for being human.

God the father, god the son god the holy spirit......one God, 3 persons in one God. The dictionary definition of a person is a human being. I am sure most christians still don't understand the jist of 3 persons all being equal as God, but only being one God.

God father sent God (holy spirit) down to earth to impregnate Mary so she could give birth to God (Jesus). Jesus God died for our sins and returned to heaven to be with God. All three persons of God are suppose to be equal but God the father makes all the decisions for the other two persons of God that are all suppose to be equal.

Mary/Joseph were devout jews and jews don't believe in 3 persons in one God or sons of God, yet Mary/Joseph believed their baby was the son of God, yet their religion forbid them to believe that.

Confused yet?

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jethro8 wrote:
so any bets on who is going to be pope?? my money is on the man from boston,father o'malley,problem is he is a no nonsense kind of a guy,he'll sweep the dirt right out of vatican city,he is solely responsible for keep what little is left as far as catholics and churches there are here which is dwindling by the day. i heard there was some sort of problem in vatican city??? not sure what it is,but it wouldn't surprise me if it involved o'malley,i'm sure some of the cardinals are afraid of him,he is a kickass kind of guy,that is my opinion of what i have seen,heard and read about him,he closed the leak of the sinking catholic church here in boston.he would bring the church to the people,not the people just coming to the church,he would open the doors to the troubles of the church and tell how he will resurect the church into being the powerful conglomerate it once was. and that scares the higherarchy. to be open an honest?how dare he think those thoughts,he is catholic,he must stick to tradition!.... LIE
Guranteed!!

....Catholic Cardinal Pham Minh Man from vietnam, and Cardinal Zen from china will have as much chance at getting any votes or becoming Pope then a woman sneaking into the conclave and becoming the 116th voting cardinal. These two Cardinals might as well go home, or they could be the determining factor for the two votes they cast.

Imagine being these two cardinals and not one of the other Cardinals gives you even one vote? How embarassing!

Its all political.
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He's right--the Pope "can never"go against scripture!!--- Try reading and interpreting the TRUTH of what the bible (in its entirety) is saying, regarding its TRUE MEANING,: then read the Catholic Catechism which will "open your eyes" to (even more TRUTH) that the Pope, the teachings of the Catholic Church, and the historical "traditions" of over 2000 years---ARE "IN FACT"---ALL BIBLICALLY GROUNDED.-----The Problem, has is and will continue to be in your Protestant "bible only - editorializing (self interpretation) of the Sacred Scripture, that (has never, nor will ever agree on ANYTHING --among your 42,000 contradicting (man-made) denominations, except "attacking" the TRUTH of the bible and Jesus Christ, which is manifested (in and through His One (and only) TRUE Apostolic Catholic Church.
HOJO says.......then read the Catholic Catechism which will "open your eyes" to (even more TRUTH) that the Pope, the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Michael says......So why then do MOST roman catholics today not follow much of what is in the catechism or church teachings?

1) Millions of roman catholics are divorced, many living with new partners or remarried. The church says you cannot dissolve a sacrament, and being divorced with a live in partner is adultery.

2) MOST Roman catholics practice forms of birth control the church says is sinful. Yet the church screams about abortions because too many unwanted babies are born.

3) Every year more Roman Catholics claim that celebacy should be optional including thousands of clergy themselves. The church screams NO!

4) Groups of catholic women around the world today want to be equal to men in the church and be allowed to become clergy. The church screams never!

4) More roman catholic women per 1,000 in america have abortions than protestant women. Why?
4) According to the Roman Catholic Bishops conference in 2009 less than 1 in 4 Roman catholics in the USA attends mandatory sunday mass weekly. In western europe the numbers are much lower than that.

How many rule following catholics does that leave out of 1.168 Billion? Maybe 800,000.

Its very clear that today the catholic church is in chaos. Its obvious most catholics do not take the church seriously or they would follow all the rules they were indoctrinated into from childhood.


Roman catholicism is the secular arm of the Orthodox church, which followers more closely adhere to the rules/regulations.
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hojo wrote:
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He's right--the Pope "can never"go against scripture!!--- Try reading and interpreting the TRUTH of what the bible (in its entirety) is saying, regarding its TRUE MEANING,: then read the Catholic Catechism which will "open your eyes" to (even more TRUTH) that the Pope, the teachings of the Catholic Church, and the historical "traditions" of over 2000 years---ARE "IN FACT"---ALL BIBLICALLY GROUNDED.-----The Problem, has is and will continue to be in your Protestant "bible only - editorializing (self interpretation) of the Sacred Scripture, that (has never, nor will ever agree on ANYTHING --among your 42,000 contradicting (man-made) denominations, except "attacking" the TRUTH of the bible and Jesus Christ, which is manifested (in and through His One (and only) TRUE Apostolic Catholic Church.
If the catholic church teaches that non catholics and non christians also have an opportunity to the kingdom of heaven, why do you continuously criticize protestants who will one day be sitting beside you and God in heaven?

Don't you think God is not thinking very highly of you for your continual trashing of other members of his creation that he created equal to you?

You just might not make it. Sorry!

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There is no clear evidence one way or another regarding homosexuality. It occurs not only in humans but in the animal kingdom. I am sure there are many people that you know are gay but you probably aren't aware of it.
Today, our world is becoming a much more compassionate world and as evidence in america that gay marriages is being accepted more all the time.
Are you predujidced against gay people?
Hatred and ignorance is why we have so many problems today in our world. Suicide rates among gay/lesbians is much greater than the general population, I can't believe someone would choose such a lifestyle only to be ostricized by ignorant people like yourself,.
I myself am hetrosexual, but I am way beyond critizing and marginalizing someone who is different than me. You are a long way from there.
If you had a son or daughter or a grand child or parent that stated they were gay would you disown them?.........you probably would.......very sad!
you see an increase with compatio, must have you head in the sand, i see less compation, increasing crime and increasing hatred in that crime, maybe you are on a different planet, this government itself is the worst of conveivable ideas
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jethro8 wrote:
so any bets on who is going to be pope?? my money is on the man from boston,father o'malley,problem is he is a no nonsense kind of a guy,he'll sweep the dirt right out of vatican city,he is solely responsible for keep what little is left as far as catholics and churches there are here which is dwindling by the day. i heard there was some sort of problem in vatican city??? not sure what it is,but it wouldn't surprise me if it involved o'malley,i'm sure some of the cardinals are afraid of him,he is a kickass kind of guy,that is my opinion of what i have seen,heard and read about him,he closed the leak of the sinking catholic church here in boston.he would bring the church to the people,not the people just coming to the church,he would open the doors to the troubles of the church and tell how he will resurect the church into being the powerful conglomerate it once was. and that scares the higherarchy. to be open an honest?how dare he think those thoughts,he is catholic,he must stick to tradition!.... LIE
If Cardinal O'Malley or Cardinal Dolan becomes Pope the balance of future power will shift to the americas. Its currently a battle between european cardinals versus americas.

I believe there are 11 american voting cardinals and guranteed if one of them becomes Pope he will create even more future cardinals from North America to give them the edge in future voting power balance.

Its all political at the highest level, and everyday catholics haven't got a clue what jockeying is really going on.

These are historical times.
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you see an increase with compatio, must have you head in the sand, i see less compation, increasing crime and increasing hatred in that crime, maybe you are on a different planet, this government itself is the worst of conveivable ideas
It doesn't matter whether its democrat or republicans in power. The shift today is to equality. 125 years ago we had slavery in america, 50 years ago in the USA many americans thought it was just fine that black people drank from different water fountains or had to ride at the back when travelling on a bus. Thank God we have made strides away from that. 90 years ago women in america were not even allowed to vote. Another positive for equality.

The churches themselves have been the biggest culprits in not showing the way with a moral compass. Thousands of children over many years around the world were sexually abused at the hands of some religious men, and covered up by the rest. Shameful!

Today the second money laundering scandal in the catholic church is under investigation. Today 47,000 nuns in america are under investigation by their own church leaders. Does this sound like an organization that is leading the way in morality?

The three biggest challenges today in america is the prolific use of illegal/legal drugs. Obesity, and out of control gun ownership.

In a perfect world if we could eliminate the american desire for drugs our prisons would empty out quickly, and gun crimes would drop substantially.

If someone gets upset because they get bullied or are physically uncomfortable because they weigh 375 pounds then its up to them to stop upsizing their McHappy Meal 5 times a week.

We are all responsible for our actions. I know crime is rampant but I don't associate with people of bad behavior. Something we should all practice, but we don't.

Its all our fault.
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miclo
many will be choose but small left

because of that miclo
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JUST-A-CHRISTIAN wrote:
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Your 'church teachings' are not only man-made, but traditionally FALSE.
NOWHERE does the Bible say to pray to Mary and to lifeless, useless statuary.
Nowhere does it mention silly indulgences, or purgatory, to say nothing of a pope, elected or otherwise.
Catholics don't "worship" Mary. It's just lots and lots of "devotion."

Only Catholics can tell the difference, and besides -- lots of devotion to Mary can save your soul (see 2nd Secret of Fatima).

In short, the Vatican stepped over the line and now they have a problem. Unless the RCC has committed fraud -- Mary clearly states that devotion to her sacred heart saves souls.

It's difficult being "perfect." Over time, being perfect requires many, many lies.
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Guranteed!!
....Catholic Cardinal Pham Minh Man from vietnam, and Cardinal Zen from china will have as much chance at getting any votes or becoming Pope then a woman sneaking into the conclave and becoming the 116th voting cardinal. These two Cardinals might as well go home, or they could be the determining factor for the two votes they cast.
Imagine being these two cardinals and not one of the other Cardinals gives you even one vote? How embarassing!
Its all political.
But they're running out of ex-NAZI Youth, so just maybe!
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you see an increase with compatio, must have you head in the sand, i see less compation, increasing crime and increasing hatred in that crime, maybe you are on a different planet, this government itself is the worst of conveivable ideas
Doesn't matter who is in power. George W. Bush put us into the deep debt americans are currently in.

Our prisons are full, mostly because of the appetite by americans for the prolific illegal/legal drug use and the use of guns to commit the crimes that go along with the drugs.

I see the crime just like everyone else. I stay out of bad neighborhoods and I don't associate with people of bad behavior.

80 years ago illegal rum/moonshine running was the drug culture back then.
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chris wrote:
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you see an increase with compatio, must have you head in the sand, i see less compation, increasing crime and increasing hatred in that crime, maybe you are on a different planet, this government itself is the worst of conveivable ideas
So move to Iran.
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Its obvious that by far most roman catholics are so because of family/tradition "born catholic"

http://old.usccb.org/comm/catholic-church-sta...

Its obvious most catholics who fall away from the church are those that were indoctrinated from childhood, not those that found the faith as adults.

Isn't it time the catholic church took a close look at infant baptisms and determine that "BRANDING" someone a catholic from birth makes no common sense. Making adult educated personal decisions of what religion to join is a much better way, and makes the follower a stronger believer than being created a catholic by your parents to become what they want......you to become just like them.

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Cathy the Catholic says:

if you're sexually confused and are thinking suicide, please consider being a priest or nun as an alternative!
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hojo wrote:
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He's right--the Pope "can never"go against scripture!!--- Try reading and interpreting the TRUTH of what the bible (in its entirety) is saying, regarding its TRUE MEANING,: then read the Catholic Catechism which will "open your eyes" to (even more TRUTH) that the Pope, the teachings of the Catholic Church, and the historical "traditions" of over 2000 years---ARE "IN FACT"---ALL BIBLICALLY GROUNDED.-----The Problem, has is and will continue to be in your Protestant "bible only - editorializing (self interpretation) of the Sacred Scripture, that (has never, nor will ever agree on ANYTHING --among your 42,000 contradicting (man-made) denominations, except "attacking" the TRUTH of the bible and Jesus Christ, which is manifested (in and through His One (and only) TRUE Apostolic Catholic Church.
Gosh hojo, you have never read Scripture, because there are many examples of Popes going against.

An obvious one is contained in John -- baptism REQUIRED for salvation. That was re-affirmed by Papal Bull.

Maybe you are thinking of the Slovenian Orthodox Church or something.

Or, you could be in denial.

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Robert Dye wrote:
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Exactly right, "confrinting!"
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Where did it EVER say that ANY human who had died had ANYTHING to do with what was happening on earth after their death?
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If those in Heaven DID have any concern with what was happening on earth, them surely the NT would have revealed this, with, say, the most important of the OT persons, such as Moses (representing the Law) and Elijah (representing the Prophets).
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Their absence speaks volumes in support of your position!
Yes and the sinless one that presented Grace... The author and finisher of our faith...has no one that is comparable to His position.

The heavenly Father personally gave account of His Only begotten Son on two occasions...

Old Testament prophecy

Psa_2:7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me,

--> Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

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Mat_3:17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Mat_17:5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

Mar_1:11 And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Mar_9:7 And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.

Luk_3:22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.

Luk_9:35 And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.

--> in a parable Jesus referenced Himself as God's beloved Son

Luk_20:13 Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him.

Also at Jacob's well..Jesus claimed the position of Messiah

Joh 4:25 The woman saith unto him, I know that--> Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.

Joh 4:26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he/Messiah.

That any one would attempt to place a corruptible human as His representative on earth,(pope or whatever) is ludicrousness...

He can only only represented to Man by the Holy Ghost...the third person in the GOD-HEAD.

No other entity qualifies.
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He's my friend and He is my brther, even though He is my King

I love Him more than any other ...More than any thing

He alone is my strength, my shield ..Unto Him doth my Spirit yield

He alone is my hearts desire, an I long to worship Him.

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going against scripture is bad enough.
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but going against the VERY WORDS OF CHRIST and being called Father is totally mind boggling.
How bout "Vicar of Christ"??????

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