Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

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Since: Jun 13

Trumbull, CT

#457158 Jun 28, 2013
Clay wrote:
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You're just like your buddy Confrint. You scour the Bible looking for scripture verses to apply them wherever you see fit.
Lev 17:11 does not undo Jesus Christs own words: "THIS IS MY BODY".
a better interpretation of that scripture verse is that the blood offeres atonement for the life, but what offers atonement for the flesh and sins of the flesh???? the bread which represents the body, and the body is flesh. so that scripture verse is saying the blood is atonment for life, or sins of the soul, its not mentioning the fact or belief of recieving the bread or body of christ and what it may or may not atone for

“HAVE A BLESSED ”

Since: Aug 08

New Year

#457159 Jun 28, 2013
Anthony MN wrote:
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We Catholics have communion with Christ in our Eucharist. We continue to offer because He told us to. You evangelicals commune with bread and grape juice. At least it's a nice snack.
Think of the grape juice as NEW,wine..hard to think they all spent the day drinking strong wine.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/godandthemachine...
Anthony MN

Hopkins, MN

#457160 Jun 28, 2013
Dan wrote:
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Butting in here, but I'd also happily be rid of EMHCs.
I have no problem waiting a extra few minutes to receive from a priest.
I was chatting with two nuns the other day and asked what they thought of the music in our liturgies. One of them was a specialist in liturgical music and was rather adamant that we won't be going back to traditional music or even chant and that the mix of contemporary music was here to stay. And she was quite certain that the Tridentine Mass was just a fad. Kinda wrecked my day...

Since: Sep 09

Vanderhoof, Canada

#457161 Jun 28, 2013
Human Being wrote:
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There is a place for balance, and believe me, I spend a lot of time in smelling the roses.
The smell of your roses is imaginary heaven for you ... and from your perspective ... the stench of the shit of hell is for others.

You are the type of person theologians count on for their mental infections of lies to take hold.

You are a breeding ground of stupidity.

I am done posting to you ... at least for now. You have taxed my patience to my limit.
Anthony MN

Hopkins, MN

#457162 Jun 28, 2013
ReginaM wrote:
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Agreed, on both counts. I can understand the need for them as far as the sick and elderly go, but they're over-utilized, at least in my diocese. But, as you said, things are changing and some of these practices will eventually fade away. And *practices* they are. Not dogma.
I hope you're right. I cringe whenever I see one of them "bless" a baby in the communion line...
Human Being

Welsh, LA

#457163 Jun 28, 2013
Clay wrote:
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Hey Rob, there is nothing more awesome than someone who was 'lost but found'. I could be put in that category too.
I gotta admit, I'm a little freaked out that Preston would go back 4 yrs ago to dig up a post by you. That's a little sociopathic don't you think? The man acts as if Our Lord Jesus Christ would slam the door on a guy who used to be Atheist!
Hey Preston, read the Prodigal Son. A story that came straight from the mouth of Jesus.
Clay:

I have been really lost. It is the only way to be really found.(Literally, mentally, and physically.)

Preston is doing the best job he can, and I don't condemn him for trying.

He may find he is the son who stayed at home, when the prodigal son left and returned?

Anyone who thinks they are totally faithful, may have a rude awakening some day.(I really feel more sorrow for the son who stayed at home, in the comfort zone.) Their expectations may be shattered.
Anthony MN

Hopkins, MN

#457164 Jun 28, 2013
RoSesz wrote:
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Think of the grape juice as NEW,wine..hard to think they all spent the day drinking strong wine.
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/godandthemachine...
Yeah. It was wine, not grape juice.
Atheist Silurist

Manchester, UK

#457165 Jun 28, 2013
Dan wrote:
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Again, I've looked this up and the sources lay the blame at the feet of the government as they sent the inmates to the asylums.
What were the Orders accused of?
I'm looking at the report now, and it concludes that there was no sexual abuse, no beatings; they did have to work "very hard" and the nuns were strict.
The same report indicates that the laundries were "operated on a subsistence or close to break-even basis rather than on a commercial or highly profitable basis."
http://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/MagdalenR...
Again, the government sent them there. The report faults them for that.
What did I miss from the report?
Catholic governments in catholic countries will protect their catholic church. What you miss is the moral and ethical dimensions.

If there was no abuse why is this even an issue.
The government sent me to school against my will. Am I entitled to compensation?
Human Being

Welsh, LA

#457166 Jun 28, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
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The smell of your roses is imaginary heaven for you ... and from your perspective ... the stench of the shit of hell is for others.
You are the type of person theologians count on for their mental infections of lies to take hold.
You are a breeding ground of stupidity.
I am done posting to you ... at least for now. You have taxed my patience to my limit.
June:

Take a break!

Silence is a good space to be in.

:)
Anthony MN

Hopkins, MN

#457167 Jun 28, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
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The smell of your roses is imaginary heaven for you ... and from your perspective ... the stench of the shit of hell is for others.
You are the type of person theologians count on for their mental infections of lies to take hold.
You are a breeding ground of stupidity.
I am done posting to you ... at least for now. You have taxed my patience to my limit.
Would that we all had the same effect on you...

Please do us all a favor and find some other outlet.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#457168 Jun 28, 2013
RoSesz wrote:
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Think of the grape juice as NEW,wine..hard to think they all spent the day drinking strong wine.
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/godandthemachine...
Who suggested that anyone "spent they day drinking strong wine"?

Since: Sep 09

Vanderhoof, Canada

#457169 Jun 28, 2013
Atheist Silurist wrote:
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We are told that we are born rotten sinners,sick and commanded to be well. Not an ideal doctrine to encourage self esteem.
It is because gullible followers believe humans are born sick that they cling to the words of theologians.

Ancient religion taught that the best part of humans is their spirit that is linked to the divine gods and that the tiny infected part of spirit dwells in human physical bodies on earth.

HORRIBLE dogmas!

But the theologians (who hated each other), worked their sinister magic into the minds of devout believers, and there it RESIDES to this day as the believers right-fight continually over who the gods love and who the gods despise.

Dumb and dumber.
Human Being

Welsh, LA

#457170 Jun 28, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
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Then you are here to preach your Catholicism with your belief that only Jesus saves Catholics ... as truth. And THAT is proselytizing.
So I suggest you at least be honest with us about why you are ON the forum.
June:

When you write Catholicism, I think catholic(universal).

Jesus save universally, not exclusively.
Human Being

Welsh, LA

#457171 Jun 28, 2013
Black Thunder 42 wrote:
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If it's any consolation, it git's this ole' dog in a lot of trouble too. As long as you are honest with yourself...
Black Thunder 42:

Lol... That doesn't surprise me a bit.

I am glad you can stand your ground.
Atheist Silurist

Manchester, UK

#457172 Jun 28, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
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correction ... It's a place I would NOT want to go.
LOL, I thought you had just suffered a blunt trauma injury to the head or maybe your sanity had taken a turn for the worse. I'm glad it was a typo and not a religious affliction.

Since: Sep 09

Vanderhoof, Canada

#457173 Jun 28, 2013
Anthony MN wrote:
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Please do us all a favor and find some other outlet.
"All" a favor??? Do you mean to imply that every reader on the forum agrees that you are indeed a favorite of the one and only god???

You fool!

Every person in every religion on earth that adores the teachings of their own cult, believes THEY are favorites of gods.

That mental blight is nothing NEW in religion.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#457174 Jun 28, 2013
Anthony MN wrote:
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I was chatting with two nuns the other day and asked what they thought of the music in our liturgies. One of them was a specialist in liturgical music and was rather adamant that we won't be going back to traditional music or even chant and that the mix of contemporary music was here to stay. And she was quite certain that the Tridentine Mass was just a fad. Kinda wrecked my day...
With all respect due the nuns, they don't make the call (unless they do indeed at your parish).

I'm quite sure that these same nuns would have told you 40 years ago that "guitar masses" were here to stay.

Thanks be to the Almighty and Merciful that we're not subject to that cacophony any longer.
Human Being

Welsh, LA

#457175 Jun 28, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
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Then you are here to preach your Catholicism with your belief that only Jesus saves Catholics ... as truth. And THAT is proselytizing.
So I suggest you at least be honest with us about why you are ON the forum.
June:

No.

I have no pretense on being a "preacher".

Its more like being an effusive spring.
Atheist Silurist

Manchester, UK

#457176 Jun 28, 2013
Human Being wrote:
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June:
When you write Catholicism, I think catholic(universal).
Jesus save universally, not exclusively.
What about people who have never even heard of jesus?
LTM

Chelmsford, Canada

#457177 Jun 28, 2013
Bible Verse of the Day

4What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
5For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
6Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:

Psalms 8:4-6 (KJV)

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