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. Full Story
chuck

Dublin, OH

#438547 May 8, 2013
Just Sayin wrote:
<quoted text>
Jesus said to confess our sins to each other.
I would rather confess those really ugly ones to a priest who has been given the authority to forgive them and who is sworn to never tell another soul what I confessed. You can choose to confess yours to the check out girl at Walmart.
Jesus said to confess our sins to each other....yes but what does this have to do with a priest having authority to forgive sins?

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#438548 May 8, 2013
Dan wrote:
<quoted text>
I go to confession, and I don't get penance of the type that is described in your excerpt.
Times change, June.
I already explained why the hierarchy is now lenient with the followers.

The law forbade them to kill and brutalize in the guise of supposed orders from a god.

The men of the hierarchy can no longer control the flock, as the flock has abortions, commits adultery, drinks, gambles, and does exactly as they please ... out in the open.

The men of the hierarchy always got away with those behaviors, and now it's the turn of those in the flock to flaunt their behaviors back to the hierarchy, who can do nothing but long for the good old days when they had ALL the power and the flock had NONE.

Dan

Omaha, NE

#438549 May 8, 2013
My Portal wrote:
<quoted text>Were does the Bible teach us that preachers have the right to forgive sin. You need a remedial course maybe.
Matt. 16:19

Christ conferred this authority to the Apostles. Catholics believe that apostolic authority has succeeded to the present via ordination.

Protestants do not believe this.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#438550 May 8, 2013
Just Sayin wrote:
<quoted text>
Which is it? Catholics "blindly" follow the teachings of the Church, or Catholics take their Bibles and make up their own religions? Can't have it both ways.
How many protestant denominations are up to now? Approximately 41,000? Or is it one denomination for each protestant? That would be according to wikipedia about 7 million.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protestantism_by...
"create your own, and attempt to manipulate
God, and make his word conform to theirs."

Mrs. GIF just described Protestantism.

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#438551 May 8, 2013
Dan wrote:
<quoted text>
You're really not running out a news flash when you relate that men can abuse positions of power.
Is this revelatory, or do you believe that the situation is limited to the religious?
All people abuse power, but those in religion abuse the power by claiming that a god ordains their behavior.

Religious wars by the scores.

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#438552 May 8, 2013
Dan wrote:
<quoted text>
Matt. 16:19
Christ conferred this authority to the Apostles. Catholics believe that apostolic authority has succeeded to the present via ordination.
Protestants do not believe this.
Those scriptures are handy-men's tools.
Just Sayin

Nashville, TN

#438553 May 8, 2013
hojo wrote:
<quoted text>
As a convert to the Catholic Faith, after 35 years as a "bible only Protestant, I have listened to anti-catholic "propagandists" like you June, who will "dig up" and "spew out" ANY sort of obscure and obsolete self-opinionated "garbage history" in order to keep your vengeance, hate and hostility (heated up) against Jesus Christ and His One True Apostolic Catholic Church.... You, June, are nothing but a (elderly frustrated)"front page atheist or agnostic editorialist "hack", that has nothing better to do than to condemn, attack and rip the TRUE FAITH of other Christians on this forum, especially Catholics....... For someone your age,one would have thought that (by this time) you would have attained some degree of "spiritual insight and wisdom" in your "chaotic and confused life--but it is quite that you obviously --HAVE NOT!.... Since the time of Jesus, The TRUTH, has, is and will continue to be and remain in and through Jesus Christ HIMSELF and His One True (historically and biblically PROVEN) Apostolic Catholic Church.......Atheists, agnostics, hypocrites and bigots have "come and gone" for over 2000 years---YET-----THE CHURCH LIVES ON!!!----and will CONTINUE to live on.
I would love to hear about your conversion story. I am a convert, too.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#438554 May 8, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
<quoted text>
I already explained why the hierarchy is now lenient with the followers.
The law forbade them to kill and brutalize in the guise of supposed orders from a god.
The men of the hierarchy can no longer control the flock, as the flock has abortions, commits adultery, drinks, gambles, and does exactly as they please ... out in the open.
The men of the hierarchy always got away with those behaviors, and now it's the turn of those in the flock to flaunt their behaviors back to the hierarchy, who can do nothing but long for the good old days when they had ALL the power and the flock had NONE.
Had they "control of the flock" as you put it, there would have been no need for the harsh penances described.

Nice "explanation".
Dan

Omaha, NE

#438555 May 8, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
<quoted text>
All people abuse power, but those in religion abuse the power by claiming that a god ordains their behavior.
Religious wars by the scores.
Non-religious war is better? Abuse of power isn't so bad if not on God's name?

What's your point?

People are people. They'll seek to justify bad acts.

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#438556 May 8, 2013
My Portal wrote:
<quoted text>Well again if you want to find why they taught the people of the world were evil, it is because that is what the bible says as well.
The men that wrote the words in the bible perceivde their selves as holy and ONLY others as evil.

And you commit the same behavior when you USE the scriptures.
chuck

Dublin, OH

#438557 May 8, 2013
Just Sayin wrote:
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Another benefit of confessing to a priest is that one must take a closer look at their sinful nature
One cannot realize this from reading God's Word? You have to go to a priest to realize we have a sinful nature?
Just Sayin

Nashville, TN

#438558 May 8, 2013
OldJG wrote:
The Roman Catholic Church....sad. Really sad.
Don Andrea Gallo, a religious LGBT advocate in Italy, has said a homosexual pope would be ‘wonderful’.
‘A homosexual pope would be a wonderful thing,’ he told Italy’s Radio 24.‘There is equality of the children of God. It is the essence of the Gospel, we are all sons and daughters of God.’
Gallo added:‘A homosexual priest should be free to express his or her identity and her sexuality, otherwise it represses and becomes pedophilia.’
In the interview, Gallo also revealed a bishop attempted to sexually assault him when he was a young priest.
When asked what he would do if he was pope, Gallo said he would send ‘all the priests away’ and preach Christianity on the street.
Gallo would also allow women to become priests, as he believes they are not inferior to men.
Last week, it was reported the recently retired Pope Benedict XVI would live with his private secretary Georg Gänswein – who is also rumored to be his secret boyfriend.
The choices for the next pope, however, all appear to be anti-gay.
Current favorite Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson has defended ‘Kill The Gays’ laws, saying it is part of African culture.
Another favorite, the Archbishop of Milan Angelo Scola, has also condemned homosexuality, as well as abortion and feminism.
The Vatican has yet to announce when they will begin discussing who will be the next pope, but it is thought 11 March is a possible start date.
Don Andrea Gallo is not the Catholic Church.
chuck

Dublin, OH

#438559 May 8, 2013
Just Sayin wrote:
<quoted text>
I went from not believing in Insta-Heaven via the magical "sinner's prayer" and started reading the Bible.
Then, years later, someone pointed out to me that the Church Christ established had existed when He was ministering on earth and it still exists to this day. Since I believed Jesus spoke Truth, the only question was then: Which one is it?
And it went from there. The journey has been full of very pleasant and refreshing surprises.
So what is your faith/salvation based on?
Dan

Omaha, NE

#438560 May 8, 2013
chuck wrote:
<quoted text>
Jesus said to confess our sins to each other....yes but what does this have to do with a priest having authority to forgive sins?
Matt. 16:19

Catholics believe that apostolic authority has succeeded to the present via ordination.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#438561 May 8, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
<quoted text>
Those scriptures are handy-men's tools.
It explains a Catholic belief.

That was the question on the table.

You are free to not adhere to the belief.

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#438562 May 8, 2013
jethro8 wrote:
<quoted text>for a few bucks anyone can be saved. just ask the P/C church,they know all they see all.for a price of course.
The hair-flipping Ann Coulter brags of having the "fast-track" to heaven. Anyone who believes in Jesus has their sins wiped clean and are ready to go.

Simple and easy ... no need to go to a priest these days.

I do admire her tenacity. She out-smarted the pope, because she can do what she wants, and Jesus will take into "account" that she believes in him, so ALL debts are paid. No need for penance and guilt and all that other messy stuff.

If religion wasn't the cause of such suffering ... it would be the hilarious stuff of the best of comedy.

:)
Dan

Omaha, NE

#438563 May 8, 2013
chuck wrote:
<quoted text>
One cannot realize this from reading God's Word? You have to go to a priest to realize we have a sinful nature?
You have to confess your sins and be forgiven to enter Heaven.

Why is it bad to reflect upon one's own sinful nature and work to overcome it?

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#438564 May 8, 2013
jethro8 wrote:
<quoted text>if hell truly exists where is the firey lake that suppose to be the entrance? what country is it in? and where is heaven? how come we can't see it?
It's all about having "FAITH" my "child."

:)
Dan

Omaha, NE

#438565 May 8, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
<quoted text>
The men that wrote the words in the bible perceivde their selves as holy and ONLY others as evil.
And you commit the same behavior when you USE the scriptures.
You are a medium? You know the minds of those who wrote the scriptures?
Just Sayin

Nashville, TN

#438566 May 8, 2013
jethro8 wrote:
<quoted text>this is a false teaching of the pagan/christian church 1 timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;....if what you say is true then that means the bible is wrong and according to legend the bible is infallible....so who is wrong the bible? or the pagan/christian church?
It is written in the Bible to confess our sins to each other. The verses were posted many times yesterday. Jesus told us to, so we do. Catholics confess to a priest who has been given authority to absolve sins and who is sworn to secrecy.
Protestants are free to confess to anyone they choose, including the town gossip.

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