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Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

There are 685654 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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June VanDerMark

Since: Sep 09

Canada

#432577 Apr 14, 2013
The Incredible Book of Vatican Facts and Papal Curiosities … A treasury of Trivia, by Nino Lo Bello~ Published 1998.

Has a pope ever been born out of wedlock?

Only two illegitimate children ever reached the papal throne; Pope John XI, who reigned from March 931 to December 935, and Clement VII, a member of the Medici family who stayed in office from November 1523 to September 1534.
June VanDerMark

Since: Sep 09

Canada

#432578 Apr 14, 2013
The Incredible Book of Vatican Facts and Papal Curiosities … A treasury of Trivia, by Nino Lo Bello~ Published 1998.

Who was the “Warrior Pope?”

Only one pope ever went to war. Known as the “Warrior Pope,” Pope Julius II (1503—1513), dressed in a full suit of armor, led his Crusade troops into battle on several occasions. Admired for his fighting prowess, he was known a “Il Terribile”(The Terrible One”). When Michelangelo fashioned a statue of Pope Julius, seated with a book in his hands, the pope asked the artist to remove the book and replace it with a sword.
June VanDerMark

Since: Sep 09

Canada

#432579 Apr 14, 2013
This is the type of nonsense they pedalled as truth.
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The Incredible Book of Vatican Facts and Papal Curiosities … A treasury of Trivia, by Nino Lo Bello~ Published 1998.

What is the legend about Pope Gregory as an author?

Pope Saint Gregory the Great (590—604) dictated all his books to a scribe from behind a curtain. Inside the Vatican there is a fresco of Pope Gregory that depicts a legend about him: At one time when the pope was doing his dictation, a secretary pulled the curtain aside and saw the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove close to his ear, whispering to him what to say in his new book.
LTM

Marathon, Canada

#432580 Apr 14, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
Many years back in time I ran a yearly campaign to raise money for the Red Cross.
While I ran the campaign, I also canvassed and went to individual homes asking for donations.
It was there I also learned a great deal about human nature.
One day, I went to a home up a little hill, and when I asked if the person wanted to donate, with a sour demeanor, he refused. He had a very impressive farm with a nice home built on the premises.
I thanked him for his time and went across the road to the home of another farmer where smiling kids ran around the yard playing. His home was deteriorating, the buildings in need of repair, but with a big smile the gallant host gave me twenty-five dollars for the campaign.
The kids smiled up at their father in pride.
I believe in giving, but I do not give money at the door or answer calls from charities who ask for donations.
Even a woman who I went to church with, and home church, did work for the blind just like you did for the Red Cross, she took all the money she collected.
Every man woman or child who comes to me on the street I give to,
I turn no one away. I will never give to another charity, even World Vision, which I was with for years.
Where did the money donated for the people of Katrina go? don't tell me the needy got it because we all know they didn't.
June VanDerMark

Since: Sep 09

Canada

#432581 Apr 14, 2013
Such arrogance is difficult to top.
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The Incredible Book of Vatican Facts and Papal Curiosities … A treasury of Trivia, by Nino Lo Bello~ Published 1998.

What are some of the pope’s other titles?

The papal office is not without its array of titles—official and unofficial. Officially, the pope is the Bishop of Rome, Successor of the Prince of Apostles, Vicar of Jesus Christ, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, Servant of the Servants of God, Patriarch of the West, Primate of Italy, Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Roman Province, and Sovereign of the State of Vatican City. Unofficially, he is often called Rector of the World upon Earth, Father of Princes and Kings, and Pontifex Maximus. The last name is usually seen in abbreviated form, as Pont. Max.
Clay

Garden City, MI

#432582 Apr 14, 2013
LTM wrote:
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And you Clay should stop preaching till you sit down with a Bible and read it aloud, so you can hear the true word of God.
Allow it to get down into your spirit man. If you can't do that then you have no right to tell anyone anything about the Bible which you don't believe .
Please don't venture into this. I hold the Holy Bible to be the precious word of God. You understand very little about Sacred Scripture. The deeper you dive into Catholicism, the deeper it will take you into the Bible. You people may think the Books are a simplistic personal letter to you and your family, but its not. I'm not saying you can't learn things on your own- like certain messages. But please please, I beg you LTM, get out of the preaching business. So many people are turned away from Jesus Christ upon hearing the Gospel through very ignorant people. You just can't ask them to throw out reason and logic first, and then accept your version of Christianity!
Clay

Garden City, MI

#432583 Apr 14, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
This is the type of nonsense they pedalled as truth.
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The Incredible Book of Vatican Facts and Papal Curiosities … A treasury of Trivia, by Nino Lo Bello~ Published 1998.
What is the legend about Pope Gregory as an author?
Pope Saint Gregory the Great (590—604) dictated all his books to a scribe from behind a curtain. Inside the Vatican there is a fresco of Pope Gregory that depicts a legend about him: At one time when the pope was doing his dictation, a secretary pulled the curtain aside and saw the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove close to his ear, whispering to him what to say in his new book.
Never heard that before.

This story is my favorite, because I believe it to be true:
The origin of the prayer to Saint Michael. The story, if I remember correctly, was Pope Pius (or Leo) was approaching the alter at Mass when he stopped and stared above the tabernacle; then he collapsed to the floor. Later after people asked him what happened, he said he heard two voices. One was scruffy and rasped and one was gentle. It was Satan and Jesus conversing..
The scruffy one stated that he can destroy the Church. The gentle voice said "if you think you can, then go ahead". Satan asked for more time, Jesus said 'How long' and the devil asked for a hundred yrs.

The Pope installed the prayer to Saint Michael shortly after.

I believe that was at the beginning of the twentieth century. And what happened for the next 100 yrs was some of the most evil the world has ever witnessed. Not just the terrible wars but the introduction of pornography into society and the legalization of abortion as well. Its destroyed our souls from within. The infiltration of Pedophiles into the Church too.
But in the end, the Church is still standing. Satan can't destroy it even if he takes down a few Priest or Bishops.
June VanDerMark

Since: Sep 09

Canada

#432584 Apr 14, 2013
Mother Teresa took the title for herself of "Superior General."

Humble, she was NOT!
June VanDerMark

Since: Sep 09

Canada

#432585 Apr 14, 2013
Clay wrote:
<quoted text>
Please don't venture into this. I hold the Holy Bible to be the precious word of God. You understand very little about Sacred Scripture. The deeper you dive into Catholicism, the deeper it will take you into the Bible. You people may think the Books are a simplistic personal letter to you and your family, but its not. I'm not saying you can't learn things on your own- like certain messages. But please please, I beg you LTM, get out of the preaching business. So many people are turned away from Jesus Christ upon hearing the Gospel through very ignorant people. You just can't ask them to throw out reason and logic first, and then accept your version of Christianity!
Yet you want them to accept YOUR version of Christianity, and you don't see that as self-serving.

You are blind-sighted and held in bondage by your own ego.
June VanDerMark

Since: Sep 09

Canada

#432586 Apr 14, 2013
Clay wrote:
<quoted text>
Never heard that before.
This story is my favorite, because I believe it to be true:
The origin of the prayer to Saint Michael. The story, if I remember correctly, was Pope Pius (or Leo) was approaching the alter at Mass when he stopped and stared above the tabernacle; then he collapsed to the floor. Later after people asked him what happened, he said he heard two voices. One was scruffy and rasped and one was gentle. It was Satan and Jesus conversing..
The scruffy one stated that he can destroy the Church. The gentle voice said "if you think you can, then go ahead". Satan asked for more time, Jesus said 'How long' and the devil asked for a hundred yrs.
The Pope installed the prayer to Saint Michael shortly after.
I believe that was at the beginning of the twentieth century. And what happened for the next 100 yrs was some of the most evil the world has ever witnessed. Not just the terrible wars but the introduction of pornography into society and the legalization of abortion as well. Its destroyed our souls from within. The infiltration of Pedophiles into the Church too.
But in the end, the Church is still standing. Satan can't destroy it even if he takes down a few Priest or Bishops.
The only reason you believe in the teaching that Catholic saints existed, was because you so desire to be a supposed saint.

That is what the theologians wanted you to believe, so they could get you to follow their string of lies.

Many Catholic died fighting wars in the belief that killing others pleased "god" and that they would be rewarded with martyrdom and sainthood in a hereafter.

Are you so naive that you would believe a god wants you to kill other humans, such as stoning homosexuals to death?

I suggest you wake up from your slumber ... but ... it's your choice if you choose to stay asleep in the blight of such stupidity for your empty promise of "salvation."

Since: Nov 08

usa

#432587 Apr 14, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
Many years back in time I ran a yearly campaign to raise money for the Red Cross.
While I ran the campaign, I also canvassed and went to individual homes asking for donations.
It was there I also learned a great deal about human nature.
One day, I went to a home up a little hill, and when I asked if the person wanted to donate, with a sour demeanor, he refused. He had a very impressive farm with a nice home built on the premises.
I thanked him for his time and went across the road to the home of another farmer where smiling kids ran around the yard playing. His home was deteriorating, the buildings in need of repair, but with a big smile the gallant host gave me twenty-five dollars for the campaign.
The kids smiled up at their father in pride.
i had similar experiences when i drove cab for a living,the hardworking waitress always gave a nice tip thankful for me being there so they don't have to walk home after 8 plus hours on their feet,then there is the guy in the $1000 dollar suit charge him 5.50 for his ride he gives you 6 bucks and keeps his hand out waiting for that 50 cents back. point? money breeds greed.
June VanDerMark

Since: Sep 09

Canada

#432588 Apr 14, 2013
There was and is just nothing quite like the HIGH life.
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The Incredible Book of Vatican Facts and Papal Curiosities … A treasury of Trivia, by Nino Lo Bello~ Published 1998.

Does John Paul II bowl?

Although John Paul II is a dedicated sportsman who skis well, swims regularly in his summer-home pool, and does a lot of hiking, he has never once used the bowling alley that Pope John XXIII put in for Vatican use.
June VanDerMark

Since: Sep 09

Canada

#432589 Apr 14, 2013
I wonder how many Catholic peasants starved to death, while these popes reaped their rewards by preaching lies?
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The Incredible Book of Vatican Facts and Papal Curiosities … A treasury of Trivia, by Nino Lo Bello~ Published 1998.

Which pope was an automobile buff?

Pius XI (1922—1939) kept a fleet of 16 cars in the Vatican garage. Three of these were convertibles.
Anthony MN

Minneapolis, MN

#432590 Apr 14, 2013
Clay wrote:
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I'm about to walk into the Cathedral. In a way, I'll be joining ya. We'll be hearing the same Gospel and partaking in the same meal. Have a great Sunday Anthony.
Yes, what an important and wonderful gospel reading today (John 21:1-19). I wonder how many here truly understand its implications....
Clay

Garden City, MI

#432592 Apr 14, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
<quoted text>
Yet you want them to accept YOUR version of Christianity, and you don't see that as self-serving.
You are blind-sighted and held in bondage by your own ego.
Nonsense, I don't care if they accept the Catholic Church or not. I only debate them, because they speak falsehoods about what I believe and the CC believes. The inadvertent result of this debate, is their theology is brought to the surface. They are exposed.
That's why I have told them before, its better for them to not venture into a debate with Catholicism. The faith is too deep in scripture for them to understand. They would have been better off reading their Bibles and praying. Now that their beliefs have been exposed to be contradictory to what the Apostles taught, what do they do?
Now their going to be held responsible for preaching falsehoods. Last year, God would have understood why they did it. This year, there is no excuse to keep preaching things opposite of what Christ taught.
So no, I do not directly care if they become Catholic. I do however, care that they misrepresent Christianity and preach false things about my faith.
OldJG

Rockford, IL

#432594 Apr 14, 2013
Clay wrote:
<quoted text>
you're a perfect example of why the Church protected Sacred Scripture for so long.
You read the Bible and designed your own religion.
Ironic, you believe Noah had two of every single animal, creature and critter on Earth... in your brain, that's possible. But Jesus Christ being present in the bread and wine are impossible.
Even though He held it up and said it was. And all of Christianity understood it as such until you guys showed up and said, "Jesus was speaking figuratively; its just a symbol. But Jonah spent 3 days in the belly of a whale and Noah had Polar Bears and North American Bobcats on his ship.
That's cute OldJG.
If you do not believe the Biblical account of Noah and Jonah how do you decide what to believe in the Bible? By your own knowledge and wisdom? By instruction of your pope perhaps? Have you ever read this verse..........Jeremiah 32:27, "Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?"

You speak like the serpent in Genesis 3:1-3. Wait, you probably don't believe this Biblical account either.

Genesis 3:1-3, 1 " Now the serpent said to the woman,“Did God really say,‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” 2 The woman said to the serpent,“We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say,‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”

Did God part the Red Sea? Did Jesus heal the sick and raise the dead? Do you believe Jesus was RAISED from the dead? How do you decide what to believe? When you do not believe the Bible you call God a liar. The Bible is God's word to us.
June VanDerMark

Since: Sep 09

Canada

#432596 Apr 14, 2013
Anthony MN wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, what an important and wonderful gospel reading today (John 21:1-19). I wonder how many here truly understand its implications....
Not me ... thankfully!

:)
June VanDerMark

Since: Sep 09

Canada

#432597 Apr 14, 2013
OH ... the games people play now ... every night and every day now ... and la de da, de da.

:)

Neither did Hitler like to be beat at any games.
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The Incredible Book of Vatican Facts and Papal Curiosities … A treasury of Trivia, by Nino Lo Bello~ Published 1998.

Has there ever been a pool-playing pope?

Pope Pius IX (1846—1878)—who actually began his career in the Papal Guard—was a nut about billiards. Having installed two billiard tables (one in the Vatican and the other at Castel Gandolfo,) he spent much of his leisure time knocking the balls around the table with a cue stick. Mostly, he played billiards with cardinals or members of the Papal Guard, whom he beat with skilled regularity.
June VanDerMark

Since: Sep 09

Canada

#432598 Apr 14, 2013
The holier they claimed to be, the more their garments dripped with blood.
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The Incredible Book of Vatican Facts and Papal Curiosities … A treasury of Trivia, by Nino Lo Bello~ Published 1998.

Has a pope ever been assassinated?

Pope John was assassinated in his sleep when an unknown assailant beat him to death with a hammer nine days before Christmas in December 882. As was the necessity for anyone who ruled a city or state in central Italy, Pope John—a soldier by profession—built up his own navy, and in April 876 personally led his naval squadron against Saracen ships, freeing more than 600 captives.
June VanDerMark

Since: Sep 09

Canada

#432599 Apr 14, 2013
"God" must have fallen short of giving the pope messages. The pope seems to need body guards and an intelligence service to protect him from harm.

OH well ... the Jewish god does seem to work his magic in mysterious ways. Sarcasm intended.
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The Incredible Book of Vatican Facts and Papal Curiosities … A treasury of Trivia, by Nino Lo Bello~ Published 1998.

Does the Vatican have an Intelligence service?

Like any other government, the Vatican employs several people on a full-time basis as part of its intelligence.

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