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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Clay wrote:
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The Church will become more vibrant in this century. The Holy Spirit will call more people to combat the evil around us.
When we had a string of some bad Popes in the middle ages, some of the greatest Saints in the history of the Church lived. Like Saint Francis of Assisi...
I read about the new generation of Priests entering the seminary. They are full of fire.. Among them are sure to be some Saint Francis's.
Amen!
Just to give you an update on the growth of the Church, the biblical teachings of its new seminarians and the "new evangelization" that is rapidly spreading among the faithful 1.168 billion Catholics around the world---
The minor seminary at St John Vienny in Mpls-St.Paul is "filled to capacity" (200 to be exact) and the St Paul (major seminary) is overflowing with over 100 seminarians. If fact--both are have to construct new buildings to house the "greatest demand" to enter the priesthood (EVER)My brother-in-law was the rector at St. John Vienny for 18 years, and when he took over in 1986 there were on 32 young seminarians enrolled. When he left as the rector and became a Bishop, in 2004 there were 118 enrolled.---In addition--EVERY ONE of these New Seminarians are "solid in their faith" grounded in the Holy Scriptures, dedicated to their faith in Jesus Christ, and to HIS teachings in the doctrine of the TRUTH of Jesus Christ and His One True Catholic Church.----- bible only Protestants, in their "wildest and twisted imaginations" just continue to "deperately hope and"dream up" that the Catholic Church is "declining" when in fact, the "reality" is that more and more Protestants are "leaving their liberal and down-trawden Protestant "politically correct" satanic pits" of Abortion, Gay Marriage, euthenasia, Embroyonic Stem Cell research to join (by the thousands) Jesus Christs One True Catholic Church.
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Concerned wrote:
<quoted text>Life is stranger than fiction. Humans think if you don't believe in a God, your atheist and visa Vera. Some don't believe either.....able to think on their own. Don't have the herd mentality......MMMMMOOOOOOOWWW WW! Follow the leader. Or, "Take me to your leader"......kings of the universe. If a lot of these Godbots knew the truth....lets just say their world would crumble beneath there holy feet.
Most people of belief were indoctrinated while still in the womb, to become what mom and dad wants them to become..........just like them.

Taught only one thing, that their way is right and everyone else is not. God loves them more than God loves anyone else.

If someone at an adult age finds a belief based on their knowledge and life skills of learning so be it, but to be born into a belief and tell others they are wrong because mom and dad says so, mom and dad have no personal knowledge other than their parents told them the same thing, and just by CHANCE they were born into it.

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It doesn't frighten the Pentecostals!!
I have been to DELIVERANCE churches,where it seems that is all they do cast out demons and so on.It is an unbalanced atmosphere for the most part,and not a healthy one for the youth of the church.Jesus casted out Demons in His day,but it was not the only thing the people witnessed when He came in their presence.

I have met some preachers in my day that were known for their ministry in deliverance,and they were usually well balanced individuals who were strongly used of God.Their preaching was unique and full of the strength of the Lord.

The Pentecostals are not too willing to enter that extreme ministry of Deliverance,it is something that is meant only for those ministers who are prayer warriors,used to FASTING a lot,and called into that ministry.Those who make public of such a ministry are barking up a tree that causes severe ramifications.

While in ENGLAND years ago,I was priviledged to have met one of the most strongest ministers of the gospel ever.He was a convert from Judaism,and called into a deliverance ministry that set free many witches and warlocks in London.Just being in this man's presence was enough,he had a spirituality that was tested daily,and none of us could get away with deep seated problems while with this man of God.It challenged me to the very fiber of my being. I have no desire however to be part of a deliverance ministry,they are the most taxing of all ministries.
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hojo wrote:
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Catholic Membership "growing": Most Protestant Churches "decline"
www.tldm.org/New14/CatholicMembershipUpMostPr... ...
Catholic Churches "grow"! Baptist and Mainline Protestant "decline"
blog.chron.com/believeitornot/2011/02 Catholic_church
HOJO..........says
catholics are believing the news stories,at least ones with their eyes open.that 1.168 billion number is not accurate,1 billion or less maybe.

MICHAEL says........thats a lot of people born by chance into a particular religion. Why does God allow Muslims to be born, and born in a part of the world that controls most of the oil that we all need to survive?

If God really wants catholics only, he could do that because he is God..........I am not seeing it. God loves all his children equally, or the world would be just one big happy catholic family. Muslims, hindus, jews, atheists, agnostics must be doing something right or god would just not allow them.

BUSTED!
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hojo wrote:
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Just to give you an update on the growth of the Church, the biblical teachings of its new seminarians and the "new evangelization" that is rapidly spreading among the faithful 1.168 billion Catholics around the world---
The minor seminary at St John Vienny in Mpls-St.Paul is "filled to capacity" (200 to be exact) and the St Paul (major seminary) is overflowing with over 100 seminarians. If fact--both are have to construct new buildings to house the "greatest demand" to enter the priesthood (EVER)My brother-in-law was the rector at St. John Vienny for 18 years, and when he took over in 1986 there were on 32 young seminarians enrolled. When he left as the rector and became a Bishop, in 2004 there were 118 enrolled.---In addition--EVERY ONE of these New Seminarians are "solid in their faith" grounded in the Holy Scriptures, dedicated to their faith in Jesus Christ, and to HIS teachings in the doctrine of the TRUTH of Jesus Christ and His One True Catholic Church.----- bible only Protestants, in their "wildest and twisted imaginations" just continue to "deperately hope and"dream up" that the Catholic Church is "declining" when in fact, the "reality" is that more and more Protestants are "leaving their liberal and down-trawden Protestant "politically correct" satanic pits" of Abortion, Gay Marriage, euthenasia, Embroyonic Stem Cell research to join (by the thousands) Jesus Christs One True Catholic Church.
Of course the numbers are going to go up. The world population increases 10s of millions every year.

1980, 1990, 2000, 2012 the number of roman catholics worldwide still stands at a paltry 17%.......the numbers are here right from catholic news service data centres for 2012.

http://cara.georgetown.edu/CARAServices/reque...

How can it be claimed as the one true church when less than 8 out of 10 people believe something else? When you are at 51% let me know....(lol)

BUSTED! again!
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HOJO correction.....

......when MORE than 8 out of 10 people believe something else.

DOUBLE BUSTED!
MICHAEL

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You fool me not wrote:
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"The Church will become more vibrant in this century. The Holy Spirit will call more people to combat the evil around us".
I pray this happens sooner rather than later!
...First you have to root out the evil that lurks in your own church before worrying about what others are doing wrong...(lol)

Very poor examples many catholic clergy have set over many years and its all coming out right now.

Scandals, scandals and more scandals.......

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And on and on and on....

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Article by: JOY POWELL , Star Tribune
Updated: February 1, 2013

The Rev. Curtis Wehmeyer admitted to all counts related to his criminal sexual conduct involving two boys and possessing child pornography.

A Catholic priest who pleaded guilty to 20 counts related to child sex abuse and child pornography was sentenced on Friday to five years in prison.

Curtis Wehmeyer, 48, of Minneapolis, was taken into custody at the Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center in St. Paul after his sentencing Friday afternoon.

The criminal sexual conduct involving two brothers, then ages 14 and 12, more than two years ago in a camper parked at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in St. Paul, where he lived and worked as the parish pastor.
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Clay wrote:
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It doesn't frighten the Pentecostals!!
the spirits of the dead Claypool, not the Spirit of God.
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And on and on and on....
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Article by: JOY POWELL , Star Tribune
Updated: February 1, 2013
The Rev. Curtis Wehmeyer admitted to all counts related to his criminal sexual conduct involving two boys and possessing child pornography.
A Catholic priest who pleaded guilty to 20 counts related to child sex abuse and child pornography was sentenced on Friday to five years in prison.
Curtis Wehmeyer, 48, of Minneapolis, was taken into custody at the Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center in St. Paul after his sentencing Friday afternoon.
The criminal sexual conduct involving two brothers, then ages 14 and 12, more than two years ago in a camper parked at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in St. Paul, where he lived and worked as the parish pastor.
Baptist General Convention of Texas: Keeps a confidential file of ministers reported by churches for sexual abuse,“including child molestation” and for whom there is an admission,“substantial evidence,” or a “confirmed” report from the church. The assessment of “substantial evidence” was reviewed by the BGCT’s own attorneys. But even in these rare circumstances -- i.e., when a church itself reports a minister and when the BGCT determined there was substantial evidence -- the minister’s name simply sits in a file and people in the pews are not warned.

Baylor University (the largest Baptist school in the world): Took no action when a student reported sexual assault by ministerial student Matt Baker. Reportedly, university officials asked the student not to contact police. They typed up a report and put it in a file. Despite that assault report in their own file cabinet, and despite the fact that Baker had already been twice reported for sexual abuse at First Baptist of Waco (ironically, the church at which every Baylor president has held membership), Baylor admitted Baker into its Truett Seminary, thereby helping to further advance his career. So, Baker was able to continue church-hopping through Baptistland while also leading “a secret life as a sexual predator.” The only thing that finally stopped his ministerial career was a murder conviction.

Bellevue Baptist Church (Memphis, TN): This flagship magachurch retains as its senior pastor a man who knowingly kept quiet about a staff minister who admitted to sexual abuse of a kid. Thereby, it sends the unmistakeable message that a clergy sex abuse cover-up is no big deal. At least 10 other church leaders and staff also knew about the child molesting minister, but they followed the example of their morally-blind pastor and kept quiet. Some tried to justify their silence by saying it was all “under the blood.”
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Bolivar Baptist Church (Denton County, TX): Retains as its pastor a man whose "best" defense against a clergy molestation allegation was to say, "I didn't have sex with her when she was 16 or younger." The woman says he abused her starting when she was 14. But even if people believe the pastor as to the girl's age, is that the sort of man who should stand in a Baptist pulpit in a position of spiritual trust? The woman also has a paternity judgment against the pastor for the child she gave birth to at age 18. She had to get a paternity judgment in order to even get the pastor to financially support the kid that he fathered.

Branchville Baptist Church (Summerville, South Carolina): Hired a pastor who had a prior conviction for criminal sexual conduct with a minor.
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Calvary Baptist Church (Greenwood, IN): After the pastor of a Southern Baptist church in a nearby town was charged with child sex abuse, the pastor, ministers, and deacons of Calvary Baptist (12 of them) invited the pastor to worship at their church “anonymously.” And even after he pled guilty, he was still allowed to mix anonymously among the Calvary Baptist congregants. In what appeared as an effort to influence the judge to impose a lesser sentence, Calvary’s leaders also wrote a letter to the judge, expressing support for the preacher-predator.
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Heritage Fellowship (Gainesville, GA)(formerly Emmanuel Baptist Church): Hired a youth minister after a prior criminal charge of child molestation (on which he was acquitted), and after the minister molested more boys on which he was convicted, the church simply changed its name.
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Hope Baptist Church (Starke, FL): Lawsuit alleged that the church knew about a pastor’s abuse of a 15-year-old church girl but “didn’t take action.”
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Illinois State Baptist Association: Terminated the employment of a Baptist newspaper editor because he dared to report on the arrest of a prominent Southern Baptist pastor on child sex charges. Glenn Akins, executive director of the Illinois association, justified the firing by saying it was “God’s will.” Meanwhile, the pastor pled guilty to felony sexual assault on a teen girl.
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Paramount Baptist Church (Amarillo, TX): Lawsuit alleged that “numerous parents, teachers and others had complained to church leaders” that a Sunday School teacher “had engaged in inappropriate sexual touching of children on the church premises.” But according to the lawsuit, parents who complained were asked to leave the church, and the teacher continued working with kids. More kids were molested, and the teacher was eventually convicted.
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Southmont Baptist Church (Denton, TX): Gathered a $50,000 love offering for their former pastor, who resigned after news was made public that he had paid “hush money” to settle a lawsuit alleging sexual abuse of a 14-year-old church girl. The pastor made an apology at a church banquet and confessed “that proper boundaries were not kept."
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Feb 3, 2013
 
Clone wrote:
<quoted text>Im sorry, you never answered the qusetion, "Who made God?" Ma and Pa Gods?
It is funny you should ask.I was watching a video from two Muslims who were proving that Jesus in fact is not God.AND the number 10 reason which was the greatest,is that Jesus had a beginning and could not possibly be God.

What you and the Muslims have in Common is this Clone,BOTH of you do not know G O D. Why do I say that,it is because the very fact that G o d is Eternal, and no man or woman has ever seen Him face to face,speaks of ONE who has no beginning or END. The fact that the earth has every type of beginning and end in all that exists on it,proves that it is a created thing,that which must be temporal.

If all that you can believe is temporal with a beginning and an end,than you can't possibly believe that there is in fact an eternal or an eternity to consider.

The Eternal things cannot be considered void or obsolete just because we finite beings cannot totally understand that which has no birth,and that which has no death.So the Father of Lights can have a Son,and He can do anything,why do we limit Him? The One who in 7 days created this earth,the heavens around it,the Moon.The One who created all the Universe,that gave a start to everything we can possibly see with our eyes.He created us with the ability to create as well,although we can in no way match His abilities.

Surely the God of all the Universe could take His W O R D and put it in the form of a SEED implanted into the womb of a Virgin Woman,and the SON of His own Essence is formed in full humanity in the womb of Mary.

Incarnation,the God of the Universe His Essence of Divine Being in His Son,the Lord Jesus Christ.The Muslims say "BE" and attribute that to the God of all Creation,but yet do not understand that God could as well be the Divine Essence in that Son, who became Man and dwelt amongst us.
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Trinity Baptist Church (Concord, NH): Under the leadership of former pastor Chuck Phelps, the entire congregation of about 400 members sat and listened to a 15-year-old girl apologize for being an unwed pregnant teen. The alleged father was a church deacon, but reportedly, he was allowed to simply apologize for being unfaithful to his wife. The girl was then whisked off to Colorado even as New Hampshire police were seeking to investigate. (rev. 7/10)
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Trinity Baptist Church (Jacksonville, FL): A TV station in Jacksonville, Florida, reported that Trinity leaders “knew for years their former pastor was a pedophile, but covered it up for fear public knowledge would harm the church’s ministry, shipping the minister to Germany where he served 10 years as a missionary, possibly with access to other children.” Trinity continues to retain as its senior pastor the man who, according to news reports and a “smoking-gun” tape-recording was at the helm of that reported cover-up. Accusers said “it was well known” by other church officials as well, and that they knew for decades.

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