Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

There are 586635 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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Religion

Canton, NY

#482560 Oct 16, 2013
Religion wrote:
When the first Priest broke his vow of being celibacy he broke the chain of true Church. They, being Catholics, Priests and anyone that knows how the Religions came about knows that. That means the Roman Church is no longer and hasn't been true religion since that point. There is no faking being a Priest after this happened. God asked this of them to be pure of heart and faith and they did not keep this promise. If you are a good person and chose to do the right thing by others makes you your own temple, married or not. Its a shame that everyone thinks they have the correct Religion because at this point in our world the choices you make are what will keep you set apart in Gods eyes. We are not perfect, were not made perfect and are expected to make errors in our lives. As a Priest they were chosen to be someone you could look to for answers. So the next time you go to confession, remember, the man on the other side that you talk to is not pure any longer either and you have only to look inside yourself for forgiveness. There is no one left that can grant you forgiveness on this earth, Priests chose to be the same as every man walking on earth. Sad, but true. Chose your own destiny don't look to anyone else to make you feel better about yourself.
Im sorry for you if you've never read how Religion started or taken a Philosophy of Religion course in College or cared to know how your Religion came about. You might learn how and where your Religions came from with a few good books. I was born and raised Roman Catholic and strive to learn all I can on things I believe in. I have given an educated reply. Maybe you should do some reading its very interesting where Religions started. Knowledge is power and everyone should want to learn something new every day. Good luck with your ideas, but they aren't knowledge they are just thoughts aren't they?

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#482561 Oct 16, 2013
Hermeneutics Smutics wrote:
The bottom line: Quibble all you want. The Church's credibility is based on Christ and its trueness to its teaching, not age.
Incorrect conclusion, as there are many teachings by Jesus not included in any canon, thus the credibility is only based upon man's influence within that credibility.
hojo

Minneapolis, MN

#482562 Oct 16, 2013
Much of "Bible only" doctrine is unbiblical



How many of you realized that you have to ignore some things in the bible to follow Sola Scriptura? If you have, then you realized that Sola Scriptura is against the Bible.

Here are some examples that Sola Scripturists ignore in the bible:

Authority

Matthew 16:18-19 / Isaiah 22:22 "And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."

"And I will place on his shoulder the key of the house of David; he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open."

1 Timothy 3:15 ""If I am delayed, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the Church of the living God, the pillar, pinnacle, bulwark and foundation of the Truth."

Tradition

2 Thessalonians 2:15 "So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter."

Baptism

1 Peter 3:21 "Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a clear conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ"

Confession

John 20:22-23 "And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them,'Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.'"

Eucharist

John 6:53-58, 66-67 "So Jesus said to them,'Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you; he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me and I in him. As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats me will live because of me. This is the bread which came down from heaven, not such as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live forever.' After this many of his disciples drew back and no longer went about with him. Jesus said to the twelve,'Will you also go away?'"

1 Corinthians 11:27 "Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of profaning the body and blood of the Lord."

Works

James 2:24 "You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone."

“OneLordOneFaith Eph4:5”

Since: Apr 08

Saint John Paul II Pray 4 Us.

#482563 Oct 16, 2013
The Catholic Church educates 2.6 million students
everyday at the cost to OUR Church of 10 billion dollars, and a
SAVINGS TO THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER OF 18 billion
dollars.
Our graduates go on to graduate studies at the rate of 92%,
all at a NO COST to taxpayers. To the rest of the Americans it's free.
The Church has 230 colleges and universities in the U.S. with an
enrollment of over 700,000 students.
The Catholic Church has a non-profit
hospital system of 637 hospitals, which account for hospital treatment
of 1 out of every 5 people -- not just Catholics in the United States
today.

Thanks be to God.

Since: Feb 12

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#482565 Oct 16, 2013
Husker Du wrote:
<quoted text>Ten people read Saul Alindky? Who is Cliward. Are you high when you post? Why would I ask a Russion, S?
let me help you...R u s s i a n...

“OneLordOneFaith Eph4:5”

Since: Apr 08

Saint John Paul II Pray 4 Us.

#482566 Oct 16, 2013
Black Thunder 42 wrote:
<quoted text>
No they did not.
The first organized church was in Jerusalem(aprox. 50 AD)...and it was NOT catholic nor Roman...[fact]...
St Ignatius called it Catholic in the 1st century. When ALL were of the same following of THE Christ.

Catholic = Universal. ALL.

Since: Oct 13

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#482567 Oct 16, 2013
ok

Since: Oct 13

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#482568 Oct 16, 2013
okok

“OneLordOneFaith Eph4:5”

Since: Apr 08

Saint John Paul II Pray 4 Us.

#482570 Oct 16, 2013
RoSesz wrote:
<quoted text>
Makes,sense ..
When it is,JESUS OUR ONLY HIGH PRIEST .
.But ...hmm who's first then..who holds the keys??
Who DID PETER hand them to ???
What kind of Church did Peer envision..more importantly .
Jesus to Himself owned nothing but the clothes,He wore,.
What kind of Church did HE envision..
JESUS is the center and King in our Mass.

Apostolic succession

... Acts 1: 20-26 Matthias chosen to Replace Judas”[This is Apostolic succession.]

20 “For,” said Peter,“it is written in the Book of Psalms:

“‘May his place be deserted;
let there be no one to dwell in it,’[c]

and,

“‘May another take his place of leadership.’[d]

21 Therefore it is necessary to choose one of the men who have been with us the whole

time the Lord Jesus was living among us, 22 beginning from John’s baptism to the time

when Jesus was taken up from us. For one of these must become a witness with us of his resurrection.”

23 So they nominated two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias. 24 Then they prayed,“Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen 25 to take over this apostolic ministry, which Judas left to go where he belongs.” 26 Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles.

JESUS assured the apostles and their successors, the popes and the bishops, "he who listens to you listens to me, and he who rejects you rejects me" Luke 10:16

CHRIST gave Peter the "keys of the Kingdom" Matt. 16:19 and promised Peter the Keys of HIS AUTHORITY TO RULE THE CHURCH ON EARTH.

t. Peter (32-67)
St. Linus (67-76)
St. Anacletus (Cletus)(76-88)
St. Clement I (88-97)
St. Evaristus (97-105)
St. Alexander I (105-115)
St. Sixtus I (115-125) Also called Xystus I
St. Telesphorus (125-136)
St. Hyginus (136-140)
St. Pius I (140-155)
St. Anicetus (155-166)
St. Soter (166-175)
St. Eleutherius (175-189)
St. Victor I (189-199)

And so ON…….. 266 later Pope Francis

“OneLordOneFaith Eph4:5”

Since: Apr 08

Saint John Paul II Pray 4 Us.

#482571 Oct 16, 2013
Go Dodger Blue!! Dodger 3, Cards. 2 2:27pm pac.

Since: Feb 12

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#482572 Oct 16, 2013
Husker Du wrote:
<quoted text>S again S Why would one ask a RUSSIAN , S ?
I thought your S was you asking how to spell Russian..nothing more

“OneLordOneFaith Eph4:5”

Since: Apr 08

Saint John Paul II Pray 4 Us.

#482573 Oct 16, 2013
LISTEN RIGHT NOW Former Presbyterian Fr. Griffin
http://www.ewtn.com/tv/live/journeyhome.asp

GUEST LIST
Fri. Oct. 18 at 1:00 PM ET
JEFF BAREFOOT
Guest Jeff Barefoot was a Unitarian, Grace Brethren, Methodist, and Lutheran before he converted to Catholic. He discusses with Marcus what influenced his decision.
Duration: 01:00

Mon. Oct. 21 at 8:00 PM ET
Tue. Oct. 22 at 1:00 AM ET
Fri. Oct. 25 at 1:00 PM ET
ROBERT STACKPOLE (SAP)
Former Anglican Robert Stackpole interviews with host Marcus Grodi and how his introduction to the Church Fathers would eventually lead him to the Catholic Church.
Duration: 01:00

Mon. Oct. 28 at 8:00 PM ET
Tue. Oct. 29 at 1:00 AM ET
BILLIE MOBLEY

Former Baptist Billie Mobley discusses with Marcus what led her back to the Catholic Church.
Duration: 01:00
Mon. Nov. 4 at 8:00 PM ET
Tue. Nov. 5 at 1:00 AM ET
Fri. Nov. 8 at 1:00 PM ET

“OneLordOneFaith Eph4:5”

Since: Apr 08

Saint John Paul II Pray 4 Us.

#482574 Oct 16, 2013
Game is getting good now. Dodger 4, Cards 2,
6th inning.

Bye

“Get it right”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#482575 Oct 16, 2013
confrinting with the word wrote:
who="chance47"]<q uoted text>
I am curious how you think there is anything "not of God" - you must not be a believer.
----------
Do you believe that murder, lying, stealing, etc. are of God"???
Strange!
KM
I am not saying I believe in anything in particular, but if you believe in an all powerful god then 'yes' those things (and everything) all are of god's will.

Since: Dec 11

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#482577 Oct 16, 2013
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
<quoted text>
Incorrect conclusion, as there are many teachings by Jesus not included in any canon, thus the credibility is only based upon man's influence within that credibility.
Whassup.I believe the point I was making is aligned with yours. Credibility lies in alliance and consistency with Christ's teachings, not seniority.I was not making a judgment re who is or is not aligned with Christ's teachings.Although to be honest I have doubts re your "Jesus Teachings" but also confess that I have not given sufficient research to this so I dont have a solid foundation
( in fact I may have termites)

“GOD SO LOVED US”

Since: Aug 08

He Gave His SON to Save us

#482578 Oct 16, 2013
Seraphima wrote:
<quoted text>I thought your S was you asking how to spell Russian..nothing more
Those people had a,plan for our COUBTRY since the sixties .

Ten Russian s,tried Socialism mixed wit secularism...it did not work .

Just SO YOU know ..no I'm not high ..at all ..

Don't even drink .

bad typing plus,auto correct ..plus word something ..
It's,supposed to remember words ..

by the way ...did you know that changing other people's, posts to say bad things ..is frowned on .....on the forum ...

Thank goodness,ITS no longer around to make me look bad .

I don't use bad words and nasty phrases,..nor personal insults .

And would hate anyone to see ME MISquoted ..

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#482579 Oct 16, 2013
RoSesz wrote:
<quoted text>
Those people had a,plan for our COUBTRY since the sixties .
Ten Russian s,tried Socialism mixed wit secularism...it did not work .
Just SO YOU know ..no I'm not high ..at all ..
Don't even drink .
bad typing plus,auto correct ..plus word something ..
It's,supposed to remember words ..
by the way ...did you know that changing other people's, posts to say bad things ..is frowned on .....on the forum ...
Thank goodness,ITS no longer around to make me look bad .
I don't use bad words and nasty phrases,..nor personal insults .
And would hate anyone to see ME MISquoted ..
huh? lol

“ Ah see's lanlubbers Cap'n BT!”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#482580 Oct 16, 2013
StarC wrote:
<quoted text>
St Ignatius called it Catholic in the 1st century. When ALL were of the same following of THE Christ.
Catholic = Universal. ALL.
What Iggy said doesn't change the facts of history one bit.
It is what it is, whether you like it or not.

And, BTW...there has never been an "all of the same following", so as to be "universal". Even the gospel writers couldn't get the story straight...You are fantasizing in public-and making a fool of yourself while you are at it.
truth

Perth, Australia

#482581 Oct 16, 2013
nice lips with nice writing are much more worse with set up and false documents..
now
you not convince me in anything at all
I expirence everything over my life..

NOW I AM GOING STUDY
western sahara and marocco..its old time ancien basin near
yee

on my left hand wrist stay pure and clear symbol

is that sin or error to have..no
but corupt law system will tell that i stolen something from evil people as they are my accusers ..in vain ptice rugalice..
from one continent to another
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truth

Perth, Australia

#482583 Oct 16, 2013
mauritanian and labrador lawrance river

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evil serve evil

i am not care any more
no

who reject me
i will rejected them too

i don't need to much noooooo

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