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Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

There are 599646 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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truth

Perth, Australia

#421520 Feb 11, 2013
its not me
Clay

United States

#421521 Feb 11, 2013
Robert Dye wrote:
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I doubt it will be an American, but I supose anything is possible.
Remember the old adage: "He who enters conclave a pope will go home a Cardinal."
Hopefully, it will be someone who never expected it was even possible.
If I could choose, I'd probably choose Msgr. Peter Wells, a young (we, relatively young) American priest in the Diplomatic Corps.
I think we need a young man, with the energy to lead for a few decades.
When they call to ask my opinion, I'll be sure to tell them that.
Rob
Yeah, I pray its someone that is not already a high profile individual. If it is, I would like Cardinal Dolan. But I know there are always a little politics involved as each person in the conclave 'wants a certain person'. Its human nature.

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#421522 Feb 11, 2013
Robert Dye wrote:
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Clay, I really think it is time to just let them go. Let them turn and devour one another.
I have watched the same falsehood stated over and over.
"The Catholic Church teaches x."
"Um ... no. Here is the appropriate reference from the Catechism. The CC does NOT teach or practice what you are saying."
Followed by either ....
"Does too!"
or ...
Silence for a while, and then a repetition of the original false statement.
or ...
Changing the subject.
I'll grant, the title of this thread is unnecessarily inflammatory. It's a red cape for the uneducated.
But there really isn't anything we can do about that. The person who started the thread did not understand the article she linked to, or purposely misstated it, to get a fight going.("Let's you and him fight!")
I think we would all be better served by abandoning this thread. Let the anti-Catholics revel in in, and do not even answer them.
They have all had abundant opportunity to ask a number of Catholics (or even a priest!) what we believe and why we believe it, and what it means for our lives, and our relationship with Jesus Christ.
They have not availed themselves of the opportunity. It does not interest them.
They want you to tell them that they are right (all of them, even though they do not agree with one another), and you (we) are wrong.
I would quit wasting time. We would be better served (as well as those who might want to know something about the Church!) if we abandoned this thread, and posted to some of the others on the forum.
Or pulled up stakes entirely, and head over to Catholic Answers forums.
Let them continue, to their own destruction. They cannot fool anyone who does not wish to be a fool. If they can attract someone to agree with them about ANYTHING by the beauty of their love for God expressed in love of neighbor, then they deserve their converts.
But you know as well as I that the "beauty" is sorely lacking, pushed asude by a desire to be "right," rather than a desire to know what is true (even when they disagree with it).
I hope all faithful Catholics can manage to shake the dust of tjis thread from our feet, and seek ways we can better serve the Lord, and better express our love for Him.
Rob
Father Rob

I have been considering what you write for awhile.

It is difficult to get up and just walk away. And one hopes that some new person coming to the thread, with an open mind is not so influenced by the perpetuated lies, that one lingers on this thread....

And of course there is the possibility that some of the heretics might re-examine their belief systems....

But that being said, one can spend a better time in prayer, and study, for edification, than just getting the repetition of lies, and repeating the same answers....

There is almost no room for discussion here. Thus no reasoning, no communication. Catholic Answers forum may be a better expression of faith, and faithfulness....

Let each be moved by the Holy Spirit....

I shall be leaving.
Saban fan

Decatur, AL

#421523 Feb 11, 2013
Truth wrote:
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High Priest - Jesus Christ...after the Melchizedek priesthood.....
His priests - Christians are priests to God under Christ after the order of Melchizedek....
Melchizedek was not in a succession of many priests...and, neither is Christ Jesus....
Two of the most interesting figures in the Bible to me are The Angel of the Lord and Melchizedek.

I've always been curious..... one in the same? Jesus, perhaps?
Saban fan

Decatur, AL

#421524 Feb 11, 2013
Chuck wrote:
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But if God has put him there, how does the pope know it's God's will for him to resign?
Good question.
I wonder who will be running for Pope this time? LOL!!
marge

Ames, IA

#421525 Feb 11, 2013
Truth wrote:
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People do not understand what it means that....
you are either 'outside of Christ'....still in sin (darkness)
or, you are 'in Christ'....saved from the bondage of sin (light)
and, how do you get to be 'in Christ???'
Gal 3:5
Does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you because you observe the law, or because you believe what you heard?
Saban fan

Decatur, AL

#421526 Feb 11, 2013
Clay wrote:
Its exciting to see who our next Pope is. I hope its Cardinal Dolan.
Thank you Pope Benedict for being a great shepherd to the faithful.
Maybe the Black guy will win. It may be time for a Black Pope. That might boost membership. Or, then again maybe a Hispanic Pope is the way to go. I don't know. It's all so political.
GenoGirl

Welland, UK

#421527 Feb 11, 2013
What the, why did the pope say this?, This completely confuses me, The Catholic Church is the true Church. I never conciderd the church to be the true church in any way. I didnt think the Pope would come out with this ever. Ive never heard any other priest saying this or Bishop. I feel like im better than everyone else when I read this, Catholics are no more true than any other religion.
Saban fan

Duluth, GA

#421528 Feb 11, 2013
Robert Dye wrote:
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I doubt it will be an American, but I supose anything is possible.
Remember the old adage: "He who enters conclave a pope will go home a Cardinal."
Hopefully, it will be someone who never expected it was even possible.
If I could choose, I'd probably choose Msgr. Peter Wells, a young (we, relatively young) American priest in the Diplomatic Corps.
I think we need a young man, with the energy to lead for a few decades.
When they call to ask my opinion, I'll be sure to tell them that.
Rob
Where in scripture would I find the biblical requirements for a Cardinal?
Clay

United States

#421530 Feb 11, 2013
Saban fan wrote:
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Where in scripture would I find the biblical requirements for a Cardinal?
You'll to prove scripture itself as the sole source of Christianity before you demand anything of Catholics.

7th Day Catholic Rocks

Poplar Bluff, MO

#421531 Feb 11, 2013
jethro8 wrote:
<quoted text>how come it's not in the old testament? maybe "churches" were not meant to be built? only one the true church which jesus sits upon his thrown up in heaven.
That is what i was doing showing them the church in scripture.

Hebrews 12:22
22But you are come to mount Sion, and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, 23To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, 24And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaks better things than that of Abel.
Hebrews 11:10 For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.
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Hebrews 11:16 Instead, they were longing for a better country--a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.
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Hebrews 13:14 For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come.
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Revelation 21:2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.
MICHAEL

Hamilton, Canada

#421532 Feb 11, 2013
Clay wrote:
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Yeah, I pray its someone that is not already a high profile individual. If it is, I would like Cardinal Dolan. But I know there are always a little politics involved as each person in the conclave 'wants a certain person'. Its human nature.
Check the current ODDS board.........pick a winner.

http://www.olbg.com/next-pope.htm

I am going with a cardinal from Italy, or Cardinal Arinze, or Turkson from Gahna from Africa.

Remember by far MOST roman catholics today reside in developing poor countries in South America and fast exploding Africa/Asia.

Cardinal Dolan would be a long shot because americans are way to liberal, however the Catholic Ouellet from Canada who has been working exclusively in Rome the past couple years has a good shot at it.

What say you Clay? Who is your odds on favorite.

There are hundreds of betting agencies on line actually with money betting customers, and the top 3 or 4 currently seem to be in the top running at most of them.
MICHAEL

Hamilton, Canada

#421533 Feb 11, 2013
Clay wrote:
Its exciting to see who our next Pope is. I hope its Cardinal Dolan.
Thank you Pope Benedict for being a great shepherd to the faithful.
The most important question might be who will be chosen as the next new Popes butler, seeing that the current butler was a thief. Trouble seems to follow the catholic church around. Ever notice that?

Will this new Pope cut the nuns some slack and meet somewhere in the middle? Will the next pope clean house regarding the many different scandals going on? Will he question the clergy joining the many priest associations that are springing faster than mushrooms? Will the pope slacken the tightness of rules on divorce, celebacy.

Exciting times are coming!

Since: Nov 08

usa

#421534 Feb 11, 2013
pope benny is retiring!! indict him,force him to tell the truth.the guilt was eating away at him.
Clay

United States

#421535 Feb 11, 2013
MICHAEL wrote:
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Check the current ODDS board.........pick a winner.
http://www.olbg.com/next-pope.htm
I am going with a cardinal from Italy, or Cardinal Arinze, or Turkson from Gahna from Africa.
Remember by far MOST roman catholics today reside in developing poor countries in South America and fast exploding Africa/Asia.
Cardinal Dolan would be a long shot because americans are way to liberal, however the Catholic Ouellet from Canada who has been working exclusively in Rome the past couple years has a good shot at it.
What say you Clay? Who is your odds on favorite.
There are hundreds of betting agencies on line actually with money betting customers, and the top 3 or 4 currently seem to be in the top running at most of them.
I must say mike, I never heard of an Atheist who is so concerned with the affairs of the Catholic Church. Its a bit creepy.
Are you sure you're secure enough with the path you chose? Why the fixation with the beliefs and practices of the Church?
7th Day Catholic Rocks

Poplar Bluff, MO

#421536 Feb 11, 2013
Saban fan wrote:
So the pope is resigning. Interesting.......
Yeppers

http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/11/world/europe/po...

Now to see if the prophecy of the Popes stands true.

According to Polly/HOJO Pope John Paul should resurrect and appear on the scene any time now..........lol
MICHAEL

Hamilton, Canada

#421537 Feb 11, 2013
Clay wrote:
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This is good and noble of our Pope. You can't really be a good leader when you're incapacitated by old age. He's doing the right thing by letting someone younger at the helm. Heck, some people that age spend yrs on life support before death. What good is that if you're supposed to be ministering to people?
Clay says......

....He's doing the right thing by letting someone younger at the helm.

Michael says........If I stated that to you last week you would have got angry and said BALONEY!

We know he is getting old but he never cancelled any trips of late. Heck he just opened a twitter account with catholics.

I am sure his health isn't the best, but you can be damn sure the turmoil within the church had a part to play with that.

The next pope has to bring catholics together. This pope failed to do that, and as you know look at all the negativity going on right within the church itself.

1) Bishop/Cardinal infighting as expressed in the stolen memos by the popes butler.

2) Nuns investigations, that will never come to a total resolve.

3) Priests in america, Ireland, and other countries for the first time forming unions so the clergy can stand in solidarity when issues within the church authority arise.

4) More catholics abandoning mass attendance

5) Growing number of catholics believing celebacy should be optional.

6) Just in the past 5 years catholic women defying the church creating women priests/bishops that the church says are wrong.

The next pope will have to hit the ground running. It will be hard to please everyone.

Remember church going catholics pay all the freight for the entire church. Compromises will have to be made, because catholics in the western world today are fast disappearing as Africa/Asia are fast becoming the NEW CATHOLIC DIRECTION........even though the church is universal.

Interesting times ahead.....

LTM

Fort Frances, Canada

#421538 Feb 11, 2013
Sherlayne wrote:
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Hi Marge, so kind of you to ask about me. As you probably know, both my husband and I are fighting sicknesses, but it could be worse. He has chronic congestive heart failure but his last test showed significant improvement! He literally saved my life last week; I went into insulin shock (my sugar plummeted to 20) but we have one of those Life Alert Systems and the paramedics and police were here within minutes. I spent 4 days in the hospital while they tried to get my sugar regulated. The GREAT news is we have our first grandson, Blake! He's 4 months old today. We're thrilled! My son and his wife are wonderful parents. Even their little dog is protective of the baby.
I come here hoping that some of my past faith will somehow get me in its grasp again. Sadly that hasn't happened yet, but I do read and try. Thanks again for inquiring about me; I hope you're doing well and I look forward to talking to you again! God bless :)
Sharlayne, I am sorry to heart about your illness's that both you and your husband are suffering from.
Congradulations on your new Grandson, they are so percious.
My siter is a diabetic also , I am familar with what insulin shock does to a persons body. I am glad you pulled out of it alright.
Let you faith in Christ raise up within you Sharlayne, and trust God to do the rest.
The catholic faith is just that : its not faith in God or in Jesus Christs works on the cross.
God Bless you and your husband.
concerned in Eygpt

Aberdeen, UK

#421539 Feb 11, 2013
Clay wrote:
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here all this time I thought I was worshiping Jesus Christ. It took a really smart Pentecostal Baptist Evangelical (or whatever you are) to save me from the idolatry I was doing by worshiping Mary!
lol.
I got news for you, for every soul you steal away from the Eucharist using these lies, is a soul you'll need to explain to Christ someday.
It seems you guys cant function as a religion unless you bear false witness against Catholics.
(that is undeniable proof for me, that I indeed belong in the correct Church)
Just so you know you are a Roman Catholic

I am a Christian catholic small c meaning I am a Universal Christian.

I follow the teachings of Jesus and his Apostles as revealed in teh Holy scriptures.

AS your sect contradicts these teachings by bowing down to men, kissing their Ring finger in the same way Caesars of Rome demanded in their Day, as you worship graven images of dead people bow before them and pray in their name, as you adhere to the RCC Gospel that demands works be infused with grace to be saved (a different Gospel than what the Bible Reveals), as your sect believes in the heretical teaching of Purgatory, the False teaching of the Eucharist that you are literally eating human flesh no less than Jesus's flesh, the false teaching that infants can be baptized with confessing Jesus as their Lord as Savior,
The False teaching that Mary is the Mother of God and never sinned when the Paul teachs clearly in Romans all have sinned.

When the little anti Christ Pope John Paul kissed the Quran and with a so called HOLY SEE kiss the RC did not even bat an eye lash.
Yet when a wack job like the Pastor at Colarado Baptist church and he is wacko wants to burns the Quran you all go crazy.

At least he knows that the Quran comes from the pit of Hell itself
But even that self evident truth is beyond the so called Pope the Apostle in lineage of Peter. WHAT a JOKE the Papacy has become.

PETER would vomit out such an act and condemn it. Again a kiss to the ring finger of a king or RC pope is a sign of submission as was the kiss of the Quran.

You see you are so blinded by your RCC indoctrination that when YOU bow before a graven images of a woman with Blonde hair and blue eyes and call upon the name Mary to intercede for you, and then you believe you are actually worshiping Jesus.

Yet NOT ONCE in all of the NT did a disciple Apostle, the Christ Jesus ever ever pray to a dead person I.E. a person not in our world.

IN fact every example of pray in the NT is to God.
IN Fact when Jesus instructed his disciples to pray he taught them to begin with OUR FARTHER WHO ART IN HEAVEN

Not Moses who are in heaven or Joseph.

You are depraved and no I do not have the power to open your eyes to this truth only the Spirit of God if you let him as God will honor your freedom to choose.

But I will post through you to those whose hearts and souls are truly open to the truth to show them the RCC is not the ONE true Church as revealed in Scripture.

The RCC is a sugar coated Lie.

Truth Matters RC's worship Idols and graven images of Men.
7th Day Catholic Rocks

Poplar Bluff, MO

#421540 Feb 11, 2013
Robert Dye wrote:
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Benedict's own answer is better than anything anyone else could provide. I'm sort of surprised you have to ask, since yo could have quite easily found an official statement on your own.
http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/officia...
Rob
He was pooped out before he ever became Pope.

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