Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

There are 589264 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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Anthony MN

Andover, MN

#438842 May 8, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
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The opinions were mine, I am your link.
Are we to understand that your "innocent victim in jail because priest didn't tell who the murderer was" story is just an opinion? That we should see the connection with the lawyer story and which proves how corrupt the priesthood is?

My goodness, you are really out there.
Anthony MN

Andover, MN

#438843 May 8, 2013
Dan wrote:
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....and something that he insists (still) isn't in scripture.
He's the energizer bunny...takes a licking and keeps on ticking.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#438844 May 8, 2013
Anthony MN wrote:
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Are we to understand that your "innocent victim in jail because priest didn't tell who the murderer was" story is just an opinion? That we should see the connection with the lawyer story and which proves how corrupt the priesthood is?
My goodness, you are really out there.
Citation is a messy detail that June seems to studiously avoid. When pressed, she'll take a cursory glance at Wikipedia, but that's about all you'll get.

She is enamored with the sound of her own voice and will post ad nauseum in a desperate attempt at relevance to a thread.

When pressed on a particular, she'll drop whatever subject she raised instantaneously.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#438845 May 8, 2013
Anthony MN wrote:
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He's the energizer bunny...takes a licking and keeps on ticking.
Singing from the June hymnal-"I think what I think, and don't pester me for details or substance".
Anthony MN

Andover, MN

#438846 May 8, 2013
Dan wrote:
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Citation is a messy detail that June seems to studiously avoid. When pressed, she'll take a cursory glance at Wikipedia, but that's about all you'll get.
She is enamored with the sound of her own voice and will post ad nauseum in a desperate attempt at relevance to a thread.
When pressed on a particular, she'll drop whatever subject she raised instantaneously.
I guess if you're batting .269 you're doing ok.
Disciple

San Diego, CA

#438847 May 8, 2013
Dan wrote:
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You misunderstand.
The priest absolves the sinner in Christ's name, not his own.
Funny he never mentions him. Is that by default?
Tiger Lily

New Zealand

#438848 May 8, 2013
Dan wrote:
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Priests act in persona christi here. Their authority is understood from scripture.
Here's the full prayer of absolution:
“God the Father of mercies, through the death and resurrection of His Son, has reconciled the world to Himself and sent the Holy Spirit among us for the forgiveness of sins; Through the ministry of the church, may God give you pardon and peace, and I absolve you from your sins, in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”
So, no problem here.
Then why does the incantation of... "‘Ego te absolvo a peccatis tuis’[I absolve you from your sin] prove a power of the priest as Alphonsus de Liguori wrote in the article?

Anyone can say something in the name of Jesus without having any ordained power at all.

Just more Catholic nonsense.
Have they changed?

How about this piece of arrogance?

“The Pope is of great authority and power, that he is able to modify, declare, or interpret even divine laws.
The Pope can modify divine law, since his power is not of man, but of God, and he acts as vicegerent of God upon earth...”— Lucius Ferraris, in “Prompta Bibliotheca Canonica, Juridica, Moralis, Theologica, Ascetica, Polemica, Rubristica, Historica”, Volume V, article on “Papa, Article II”, titled “Concerning the extent of Papal dignity, authority, or dominion and infallibility”,#30, published in Petit-Montrouge (Paris) by J. P. Migne, 1858 edition.

Have they recanted from this arrogance?

"We declare, say, define, and pronounce that it is absolutely necessary for the salvation of every human creature to be subject to the Roman Pontiff (Pope Boniface VIII, the Bull Unum Sanctum, 1302).

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#438849 May 8, 2013
Dan wrote:
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Singing from the June hymnal-"I think what I think, and don't pester me for details or substance".
Fantasy of all religion "lacks" substance, and that includes your religions.
Tiger Lily

New Zealand

#438850 May 8, 2013
Dan wrote:
They haven't said "Ego te absolvo a peccatis tuis" nor anything else in Latin for years and years.
Nice "google", though.
Nevertheless, the RCC claims to be apostolic in that it teaches only that which the apostles taught. She (the RCC) never changes.
The Latin was dropped but the powers of the priest remained.

Or did they strip the priests of absolving sin?

1.“The Pope is of so great dignity and so exalted that he is not a mere man, but as it were GOD, and the vicar of God.... The Pope is as it were GOD on earth.”— Lucius Ferraris,“Papa,” article 2 in his Prompta Bibliotheca (Handy Library), Volume 6, pages 26-29.

2.“We [the Popes] hold upon this earth the place of GOD Almighty.”— Pope Leo XIII, The Great Encyclical Letters of Pope Leo XIII, page 304.

3.“The Pope is not only the representative of Jesus Christ, but he is Jesus Christ, Himself, hidden under the veil of human flesh.”— Catholic National, July 1895.

4.“The Pope and God are the same, so he has all power in Heaven and earth.”— Pope Pius V, quoted in Barclay, Chapter XXVII, p. 218,“Cities Petrus Bertanous.”

5.“Seek where you will, through heaven and earth, and you will find but one created being who can forgive the sinner.... That extraordinary being is the priest, the Catholic priest.”— Michael Muller, The Catholic Priest, page 78.

Number 5 is important. Is Michael Muller not of significance now?

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#438851 May 8, 2013
Dan wrote:
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Citation is a messy detail that June seems to studiously avoid. When pressed, she'll take a cursory glance at Wikipedia, but that's about all you'll get.
She is enamored with the sound of her own voice and will post ad nauseum in a desperate attempt at relevance to a thread.
When pressed on a particular, she'll drop whatever subject she raised instantaneously.
What would like me address that didn't satisfy your whims?
Tiger Lily

New Zealand

#438852 May 8, 2013
“Heretics (those who are not members of the Catholic Church or who do not hold to Catholic doctrine) worship a God who is a liar, and a Christ who is a liar.”— St. Augustine,(quoted in “Patrologiae Cursus Completus: Series Graca”, by Fr. J. P. Migne, Paris: 1866, 42:207).

Nice statement. All you on this thread who are not papists worship a liar.
So says St. Augustine, an early father.

Muslims call all of us INFIDELS.

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#438853 May 8, 2013
LTM wrote:
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Greedy guts, LOL wow name calling to boot,
Well ... your gut tells you to be greedy in the idea that a god exists just to pamper you.

A Jewish god ... no less!

:)
Dan

Omaha, NE

#438854 May 8, 2013
Tiger Lily wrote:
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Then why does the incantation of... "‘Ego te absolvo a peccatis tuis’[I absolve you from your sin] prove a power of the priest as Alphonsus de Liguori wrote in the article?
Anyone can say something in the name of Jesus without having any ordained power at all.
Just more Catholic nonsense.
Have they changed?
How about this piece of arrogance?
“The Pope is of great authority and power, that he is able to modify, declare, or interpret even divine laws.
The Pope can modify divine law, since his power is not of man, but of God, and he acts as vicegerent of God upon earth...”— Lucius Ferraris, in “Prompta Bibliotheca Canonica, Juridica, Moralis, Theologica, Ascetica, Polemica, Rubristica, Historica”, Volume V, article on “Papa, Article II”, titled “Concerning the extent of Papal dignity, authority, or dominion and infallibility”,#30, published in Petit-Montrouge (Paris) by J. P. Migne, 1858 edition.
Have they recanted from this arrogance?
"We declare, say, define, and pronounce that it is absolutely necessary for the salvation of every human creature to be subject to the Roman Pontiff (Pope Boniface VIII, the Bull Unum Sanctum, 1302).
They say it in the vernacular now, not Latin.

The priest IS ordained, thus it isn't a case of "anyone saying something". He's ordained, and is acting with Christ's authority conferred in scripture. I cannot say it to an effect as I'm not a priest.

I provided the full prayer for you. That's what's said at Confession. The priest does not grant his own absolution, rather God's.

I haven't read Ferraris-he was a Franciscan canonist and his work doesn't suffice as nor present itself as Catholic doctrine.

Do you guys always throw all your cards on the table at one time-ecclesial 52 pickup?

Odd that you'd assert "arrogance" on part of the Church when you presumed to inform me, a Catholic, on the Form of Confession You didn't even know they dropped Latin years ago.

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#438855 May 8, 2013
Anthony MN wrote:
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Are we to understand that your "innocent victim in jail because priest didn't tell who the murderer was" story is just an opinion? That we should see the connection with the lawyer story and which proves how corrupt the priesthood is?
My goodness, you are really out there.
Lawyers are forbidden to break the confession of their clients, even if the client admits to committing murder.

Priest are forbidden to break the seal of confession even if those who come to them for confession admit that they murdered other people.

THAT is the comparison.

At least that is the way it was before. I don't know what the law is now, but I hope it changed, as it protects criminals, while innocent humans take the rap.
Anthony MN

Andover, MN

#438856 May 8, 2013
Tiger Lily wrote:
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Then why does the incantation of... "‘Ego te absolvo a peccatis tuis’[I absolve you from your sin] prove a power of the priest as Alphonsus de Liguori wrote in the article?
Anyone can say something in the name of Jesus without having any ordained power at all.
Just more Catholic nonsense.
Have they changed?
How about this piece of arrogance?
“The Pope is of great authority and power, that he is able to modify, declare, or interpret even divine laws.
The Pope can modify divine law, since his power is not of man, but of God, and he acts as vicegerent of God upon earth...”— Lucius Ferraris, in “Prompta Bibliotheca Canonica, Juridica, Moralis, Theologica, Ascetica, Polemica, Rubristica, Historica”, Volume V, article on “Papa, Article II”, titled “Concerning the extent of Papal dignity, authority, or dominion and infallibility”,#30, published in Petit-Montrouge (Paris) by J. P. Migne, 1858 edition.
Have they recanted from this arrogance?
"We declare, say, define, and pronounce that it is absolutely necessary for the salvation of every human creature to be subject to the Roman Pontiff (Pope Boniface VIII, the Bull Unum Sanctum, 1302).
Most protestants here insist they are born again, have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and therefore can infallibly interpret scripture. They insist that Catholics who disagree them are hell bound and need to run from the CC if they hope to be saved. Not one of them will recant. Arrogance you say?
Anthony MN

Andover, MN

#438857 May 8, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
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Fantasy of all religion "lacks" substance, and that includes your religions.
The only substance I would like from you at the moment is some sort citation to the innocent prisoner/guilty priest story
Dan

Omaha, NE

#438858 May 8, 2013
Tiger Lily wrote:
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Nevertheless, the RCC claims to be apostolic in that it teaches only that which the apostles taught. She (the RCC) never changes.
The Latin was dropped but the powers of the priest remained.
Or did they strip the priests of absolving sin?
1.“The Pope is of so great dignity and so exalted that he is not a mere man, but as it were GOD, and the vicar of God.... The Pope is as it were GOD on earth.”— Lucius Ferraris,“Papa,” article 2 in his Prompta Bibliotheca (Handy Library), Volume 6, pages 26-29.
2.“We [the Popes] hold upon this earth the place of GOD Almighty.”— Pope Leo XIII, The Great Encyclical Letters of Pope Leo XIII, page 304.
3.“The Pope is not only the representative of Jesus Christ, but he is Jesus Christ, Himself, hidden under the veil of human flesh.”— Catholic National, July 1895.
4.“The Pope and God are the same, so he has all power in Heaven and earth.”— Pope Pius V, quoted in Barclay, Chapter XXVII, p. 218,“Cities Petrus Bertanous.”
5.“Seek where you will, through heaven and earth, and you will find but one created being who can forgive the sinner.... That extraordinary being is the priest, the Catholic priest.”— Michael Muller, The Catholic Priest, page 78.
Number 5 is important. Is Michael Muller not of significance now?
The language changed from Latin to the vernacular. The Prayer of Absolution did not change, nor did the Form of Confession.

Already responded RE: Lucius Ferraris. His writings are not Church doctrine.

No one thinks the Pope is God. A cursory review of the Catechism will disabuse even the most hardened of this notion. I cannot respond to quotes out of context. Can you link the full texts of 32,#3,#4?

I've never heard of Michael Muller. I did look up the book title and him just now, and he appears to have been a 19th century priest. His writings are not doctrinal. Again, I can't respond to a quote taken out of context. Please link the full text if possible.

This line of inquiry resembles a scripted, tract-style exercise. Is this so, or did you research all this information personally? You erred respective to the absolution matter, so I'm curious if your research here is as haphazard.

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#438859 May 8, 2013
LTM wrote:
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so someone cast a spell on you and drew you into their religion, that explains a lot.
Just as occurred with you, theologians cast spells on me ... until I caught on that they were implying that magical elements was the source of their words.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#438860 May 8, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
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What would like me address that didn't satisfy your whims?
Nothing.

You shot your mouth off earlier today about Warren and what he thinks RE: suicide, and then deflected it sans citation.

Sometimes I'll humor BS artists, but it gets tiring.

Doctor REALITY

North Little Rock, AR

#438861 May 8, 2013
More than likely, the False Prophet will come from....the Vatican.

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