Roman Catholic church only true churc...

Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

There are 596635 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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ReginaM

Toms River, NJ

#457143 Jun 28, 2013
Anthony MN wrote:
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We're being blessed with very faithful bishops and priests nowadays. How do you feel about EMHCs? I'd be happy to do away with them.
Agreed, on both counts. I can understand the need for them as far as the sick and elderly go, but they're over-utilized, at least in my diocese. But, as you said, things are changing and some of these practices will eventually fade away. And *practices* they are. Not dogma.
Human Being

Welsh, LA

#457144 Jun 28, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
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By the way ... Catholicism IS religion.
June:

It depends on your viewpoint. If you are inside looking out, then it is not religion. If on the outside looking in, it is religion.

Since: Jun 13

Trumbull, CT

#457145 Jun 28, 2013
Elizabeth wrote:
As someone who is catholic and was raised in the faith, I find this truly offensive that the Pope would make a statement like this. It is making me seriously consider leaving the church. As long as popele believe in God and the holy trinity, why does it matter whether they believe as catholics, methodists, lutherans, etc? I think Benedict has gone too far with this statement and I do believe it is going to hurt the catholic church in the long run.
dead ass, anyone true in the faith knows that any palce of worship that recognizes jesus chirst as the savior is a church getting the faith out there. saying the catholic church is the only true church is seriously vain, seriously seriously vain. And im confirmed catholic
ReginaM

Toms River, NJ

#457146 Jun 28, 2013
Human Being wrote:
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June:
It depends on your viewpoint. If you are inside looking out, then it is not religion. If on the outside looking in, it is religion.


http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Anthony MN

Hopkins, MN

#457147 Jun 28, 2013
OldJG wrote:
Leviticus 17:11, "For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it for you on the altar to make atonement for your souls, for it is the blood that makes atonement by the life."
When the Romans don't get the wine at their
re-crucifying of Jesus, their expressioin is "mass", they get NOTHING! The LIFE is in the blood.
We don't re-crucify Jesus.
Human Being

Welsh, LA

#457148 Jun 28, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
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Should Muslims keep practicing THEIR religion?
June:

From the outside we like to say "No".

But if they are finding Truth through THEIR religion, then I say "Yes".

Looking at extremists, and hypocrites in a religion, such as Islam, or Christianity, or any religion, and call that religion incorrect, is not the answer.

I think because of cultural biases, we are quick to judge, and dims our understanding.

Since: Sep 09

Vanderhoof, Canada

#457149 Jun 28, 2013
Atheist Silurist wrote:
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It would be hell indeed if an afterlife would be spent in the presence of the same religious bigots that reside in the here and now.
It's a place I would want to go.
Clay

Jersey City, NJ

#457150 Jun 28, 2013
OldJG wrote:
Leviticus 17:11, "For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it for you on the altar to make atonement fore your souls, for it is the blood that makes atonement by the life."
When the Romans don't get the wine at their
re-crucifying of Jesus, their expressioin is "mass", they get NOTHING! The LIFE is in the blood.
You're just like your buddy Confrint. You scour the Bible looking for scripture verses to apply them wherever you see fit.
Lev 17:11 does not undo Jesus Christs own words: "THIS IS MY BODY".

Since: Jun 13

Trumbull, CT

#457151 Jun 28, 2013
ReginaM wrote:
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But Jesus is really and truly present, wholly and substantially in every particle and every drop, so you did receive all of Him.
I've always wondered how people who leave the faith feel about leaving Christ in the Eucharist. I just don't understand how one could do that. Don't you miss Him? Or did you never believe in the Real Presence to begin with? If you don't wish to answer, that's fine.
to believe u leave christ wen u stop participating in the eucharist is crazy, if you believe in god and jesus christ he will always be with u.. in ur prayers, in ur heart, in ur motives, in your kindness, and in ur thoughts. Recieiving the eucharist is to demonstrate that physically with others in a tradition past down since the first breaking of bread

Since: Sep 09

Vanderhoof, Canada

#457152 Jun 28, 2013
Human Being wrote:
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June:
From the outside we like to say "No".
But if they are finding Truth through THEIR religion, then I say "Yes".
But your Christianity teaches that Muslims will burn in Christian hell.

Do you believe your own religion to be based on truth or a lie?

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#457153 Jun 28, 2013
Anthony MN wrote:
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We receive the Eucharist by intinction as well sometimes. I agree with you about the Eucharistic ministers. I think it's an American phenomenon for the most part, so many of the women want to be part of the liturgy and the priests are allowing it even when it isn't necessary. I think they do it out of misguided notions of inclusivity. My concern is that it's become so common that when our very conservative priests start moving away from it (they are trying right now) the women (and some brow beaten men) will throw hissy fits.
And I agree with you that whether one receives the Bread or Bread and the Wine that they are receiving the Body and Blood of Christ.Boh were practiced in the earliest Church
Dan

Omaha, NE

#457154 Jun 28, 2013
Atheist Silurist wrote:
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They should have no choice on whether they can choose to pay compensation or not,they should be made to contribute.
If they decide not to pay up for their crimes they should be closed down and have their assets striped. These institution get away with murder,any other institute would be on a list of ban organizations but because we have to respect superstitious bullshit called religion they seem to get a free pass. Child abuse is child abuse,even when it's done by depraved religious institutions.
Again, I've looked this up and the sources lay the blame at the feet of the government as they sent the inmates to the asylums.

What were the Orders accused of?

I'm looking at the report now, and it concludes that there was no sexual abuse, no beatings; they did have to work "very hard" and the nuns were strict.

The same report indicates that the laundries were "operated on a subsistence or close to break-even basis rather than on a commercial or highly profitable basis."

http://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/MagdalenR...

Again, the government sent them there. The report faults them for that.

What did I miss from the report?

Since: Sep 09

Vanderhoof, Canada

#457155 Jun 28, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
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It's a place I would want to go.
correction ... It's a place I would NOT want to go.

Since: Sep 09

Vanderhoof, Canada

#457156 Jun 28, 2013
Human Being wrote:
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June:
It depends on your viewpoint. If you are inside looking out, then it is not religion. If on the outside looking in, it is religion.
Don't be SO silly. Catholicism is religion!!!

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#457157 Jun 28, 2013
Anthony MN wrote:
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lol. Love the picture. How's Nurse Ratched? Still cooking for you I hope.
Keeping me heavily medicated too. Where is that Indian when you need him? LOL

Since: Jun 13

Trumbull, CT

#457158 Jun 28, 2013
Clay wrote:
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You're just like your buddy Confrint. You scour the Bible looking for scripture verses to apply them wherever you see fit.
Lev 17:11 does not undo Jesus Christs own words: "THIS IS MY BODY".
a better interpretation of that scripture verse is that the blood offeres atonement for the life, but what offers atonement for the flesh and sins of the flesh???? the bread which represents the body, and the body is flesh. so that scripture verse is saying the blood is atonment for life, or sins of the soul, its not mentioning the fact or belief of recieving the bread or body of christ and what it may or may not atone for

“GOD SO LOVED US”

Since: Aug 08

He Gave His SON to Save us

#457159 Jun 28, 2013
Anthony MN wrote:
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We Catholics have communion with Christ in our Eucharist. We continue to offer because He told us to. You evangelicals commune with bread and grape juice. At least it's a nice snack.
Think of the grape juice as NEW,wine..hard to think they all spent the day drinking strong wine.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/godandthemachine...
Anthony MN

Hopkins, MN

#457160 Jun 28, 2013
Dan wrote:
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Butting in here, but I'd also happily be rid of EMHCs.
I have no problem waiting a extra few minutes to receive from a priest.
I was chatting with two nuns the other day and asked what they thought of the music in our liturgies. One of them was a specialist in liturgical music and was rather adamant that we won't be going back to traditional music or even chant and that the mix of contemporary music was here to stay. And she was quite certain that the Tridentine Mass was just a fad. Kinda wrecked my day...

Since: Sep 09

Vanderhoof, Canada

#457161 Jun 28, 2013
Human Being wrote:
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There is a place for balance, and believe me, I spend a lot of time in smelling the roses.
The smell of your roses is imaginary heaven for you ... and from your perspective ... the stench of the shit of hell is for others.

You are the type of person theologians count on for their mental infections of lies to take hold.

You are a breeding ground of stupidity.

I am done posting to you ... at least for now. You have taxed my patience to my limit.
Anthony MN

Hopkins, MN

#457162 Jun 28, 2013
ReginaM wrote:
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Agreed, on both counts. I can understand the need for them as far as the sick and elderly go, but they're over-utilized, at least in my diocese. But, as you said, things are changing and some of these practices will eventually fade away. And *practices* they are. Not dogma.
I hope you're right. I cringe whenever I see one of them "bless" a baby in the communion line...

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