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Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

There are 665595 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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Tiger Lily

Auckland, New Zealand

#454085 Jun 19, 2013
From Avro Manhattan...
Constantine recognized Christianity in A.D. 313. Thence forward a new phase was initiated.

The Church Triumphant began to vest herself with the raiment of the world. The state became the protector.

With this came not only power, but also wealth. Accumulation of the latter was no longer regarded solely for the purpose of helping the poor.

It became a visible testimony to her newly found status; a necessity which went with her prestige and mounting strength and power.

This was reflected in the multiplying erection of prestigious cathedrals, the opulence of the vestments of her prelates, the magnificence of her liturgy. Parallel with these grew unchecked worldly pride, also mounting greed for earthly riches.

The two begot lack of charity, which turned soon into blatant intolerance.

Pagan temples were either closed, transformed into Christian shrines or demolished.

Their properties were summarily added to the Church’s patrimony.

The wealth of sundry religions was mercilessly expropriated, their clergy dismissed or persecuted, when not civilly or even physically obliterated.

This transfer of political might made an easy transition into acquisitional power, the Roman Catholic Church set out in earnest to promote a policy of swift appropriation of real estate, of highly remunerative governmental posts, and even of speculative monetary and commercial enterprises.

Simultaneously with the accelerated growth of prestige, might and wealth, a new factor appeared on the scene amidst the ruins of the classic and the new emerging cultures: the monastic communities.

These, the nuclei of which had come to the fore in original obscurity even when the Church was being persecuted, now transformed themselves into vast associations of pious individuals determined to ensure the spiritual riches of heaven by the abandonment of the riches of the earth.

But now, unlike their predecessors the anonymous hermits who sustained themselves solely upon locusts and spring water, their imitators found it increasingly difficult to follow such a strict mode of life.



The legacies of the pious, the presents of parcels of expensive lands, estates and goods from newly converted highly placed pagan individuals, and the thanksgiving of repentant sinners, all contributed within a few centuries to make the monastic families in Europe the custodians of earthly riches and thus the administrators of earthly goods.

This Church soon found herself not only on a par with the political and military potentates of this world, but equally a competitor with these amassers of wealth, from her high prelates, consorting with the high officials of the imperial court, to the monastic communities, springing up with ever more frequency in the semi-abandoned hamlets of former Roman colonies.

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/vatican/vat...

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#454086 Jun 19, 2013
Black Thunder 42 wrote:
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Din't worry June. You will not be going to hell (like you might imagine it). You will have to ride the "special" bus with the rest of us to the pubic pool for those who do not believe in some "special" archaic deity. We will also have to take community naked showers together, as there will be so many of us they will not have facility to care for individual sects. Probably about 30% or more of us will revolt, and be moved to another planet...just like in the original heaven.
See you there!
I wanna go to a new planet!!!

:o)

Since: Nov 08

usa

#454087 Jun 19, 2013
Oxbow wrote:
905
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Have no idea what you are trying to say...a safe bet...you don't either!!!!
P.S. I always know what I'm saying.

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#454088 Jun 19, 2013
Roberta G wrote:
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Dan, don't you realize that this means you are trusting your own efforts, and not Jesus, to save you?
Absolutely, we should try to live holy lives, for any number of reasons. But UNLESS you can live a PERFECT life, 100% sinless in every possible way life, you are damned.
James 2:10 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.
Jesus WANTS us to trust Him to save us. If He didn't, He wouldn't have laid down His life for us, nor sent us the Counselor at Pentecost.
Self.

It all begins and ends with you.

Since: Nov 08

usa

#454089 Jun 19, 2013
Roberta G wrote:
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My apologies, Oxbow. I mistook you for a nice person.
he's a sweet heart,(closet catholic, mean an nasty).

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#454090 Jun 19, 2013
jethro8 wrote:
<quoted text>that is still going on today an Indian woman was having a miscarriage for 3 days she begged the( catholic) hospital to help her and they refused, she died from blood poisoning needlessly, she died because it was a catholic country, why be in the business of saving lives when your not going to do it? I bet her husband got a bill. how low can you get. total disgrace, I'm glad to see them selling their hospitals around here, give people a better chance of survival.
They never have treated women well, and the fact that they place the fetuses to be of higher value than the women, doesn't bode well for the men of the hierarchy that worship a supposed Jew and his supposed Jewish mother, whom they now refer to as a Catholic saint.

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#454091 Jun 19, 2013
Black Thunder 42 wrote:
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It seems the pedophiles have quite a great reward from the RCC.
However, the cathaholic comrads have had to pay dearly for their efforts to cover up their "indulgences".
Where was your deity in all this?
Or was he the one promoting it all?
"it's all part of God's plan" - don't you know anything?

:o)

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#454092 Jun 19, 2013
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
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I wanna go to a new planet!!!
:o)
Have you got a grudge against the neighboring planets???

:)

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#454093 Jun 19, 2013
Roberta G wrote:
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My apologies, Oxbow. I mistook you for a nice person.
Maybe you should "offer him the other cheek" as Jesus instructed.

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#454094 Jun 19, 2013
jethro8 wrote:
<quoted text>P.S. I always know what I'm saying.
Stop complaining!!!

:)

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#454095 Jun 19, 2013
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
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Self.
It all begins and ends with you.
OH I don't think it will ever end??? That would be TOO much to ask.

:)

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#454096 Jun 19, 2013
Black Thunder 42 wrote:
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If an when you prove your deity exists, then we may proceed to the other semantics.
So far you are on losing ground, How about you try to level the "playing field" first.
Don't try to spew rhetoric in the name of a deity you can not even prove exists...we will laugh at you as the joke you are......
"BT42 meet hojo".....*scary music begins in the background*

:o)

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#454097 Jun 19, 2013
RoSesz wrote:
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Can you see the sunshine.
Can you feel the rain.
How about the,precious love of a baby.
Those are all evidence of God's love
No they aren't. In fact, they are all actions by a person or their "Self".

If you are trying to imply that the "Self" is part "God", then you are right.

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#454098 Jun 19, 2013
confrinting with the word wrote:
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~~~
You just contend long enough that He does not exist.. you will stand before Him...Just as sure as you exist..you will face Him...
Heb_9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
It is THEN that you will rue the day that you have made the decision to deny Him...
"Just as sure as you exist..you will face Him..."
- you can't prove this to be true, so why exclaim it? Are you trying to cause fear in another? Shame on you.

Why do you think "Paul" was more enlightened than Jesus, when it came to describing the "kingdom of God"?

Since: Nov 08

usa

#454099 Jun 19, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
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Are you forgetting that according to theology, Jehovah created evil? It's apparent that all Christians want to believe that Jehovah created only good ... but you are on purpose ignoring the half of the scripture that disturbs you.
If Jehovah created evil along with good, then you best be careful when you claim that evil is the absence of good. That would mean that you are arguing with Jehovah.
If you are not honest about the many discrepancies written by the theologians ... you will ignore the lies ... and it is NOT good to be dishonest with self.
That is why religion owns so many people.
I didn't claim this, I just borrowed this from a school boy talking to his teacher, the student was Einstein.

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#454100 Jun 19, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
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Have you got a grudge against the neighboring planets???
:)
Not at all.....well sort of.....

Venus - way too hot.
Mars - way to plain
Jupiter - too gassy for me
Saturn - hmmm - can't say I have any quarrel with this one.

;o)

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#454101 Jun 19, 2013
If other people can go where they choose to go after death, by having faith I can also choose my destination.

It's none of your business where I'm going ... but it's well worth all the faith it will take me to get there. And furthermore MY fantasies are free, as no theologians are allowed to dip fingers into my bank account.

:)

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#454102 Jun 19, 2013
jethro8 wrote:
<quoted text>I didn't claim this, I just borrowed this from a school boy talking to his teacher, the student was Einstein.
You borrowed WHAT from Einstein???

It's not nice to speak ill of the dead. Especially if they are still alive.

:)

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#454103 Jun 19, 2013
I wouldn't want to be a Christian when Jehovah calls the real faithful Jews home, and the Christians try to squeeze in as the real favorites.

It could get REAL messy.

:)

“ Ah see's lanlubbers Cap'n BT!”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#454104 Jun 19, 2013
confrinting with the word wrote:
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~~~
You just contend long enough that He does not exist.. you will stand before Him...Just as sure as you exist..you will face Him...
Heb_9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
It is THEN that you will rue the day that you have made the decision to deny Him...
All of you threaten me with a deity you can't even prove exists...
You people are a riot.
BTW- I don't believe in "your" deity.

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