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Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

There are 673155 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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Simple

Chicago, IL

#466728 Jul 28, 2013
hojo wrote:
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The Catholic Church, nor did any of us Catholics, change the TRUTH of Sacred Scripture! It is the bible only Protestants that keep editorializing, twisting, mis-interpreting and changing the meaning (since the reformation) of bible verses to fit their own "anti-catholic agenda", with 42,000 contradicting interpretations and denominations. The ORIGINAL INTERPRETATION of the Bible has not changed and remained in tact since the Early Church Fathers formed the Canon of Scripture in 397 AD giving us the TRUE INTERPRETATION of the Bible---keeping intact, especially, the ABSOLUTE TRUTH on faith and morals!!!
So only catholics have the editors pen when it comes to the bible. While protestants are not allowed to say what they think the bible means. Seems fair to me; but God does not ask me. He does not even talk to me.
ReginaM

Bloomfield, NJ

#466729 Jul 28, 2013
RoSesz wrote:
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Sorry none of that science THEORY stuff was in MY CATECHISM.
And I choose to believe what SCRIPTURE says,Not man..
But your Chrch does n o t
Who knows EHAT mans theories will be in the next fifty or 10 years and your church will say then..
And yes I'm a bit upset ..just found it yesterday you all believe with YOUR UNCHANGEABLE DOCTRINE...very differently than they did BEFORE.
And you say WE CHANGE Scripture to fit OUR BELIEF .
laughable
You HAVE a good day also
Really? I was taught from the Baltimore Catechism and it was the same, nothing has changed. God is our Creator. No doctrine has been changed, not a one.

Perhaps you can show me where The Church teaches that God is NOT our Creator. Can you do that for me? If not, what you're saying is untrue, Rose, and I'm sure you wouldn't want to mislead anyone.
ReginaM

Bloomfield, NJ

#466730 Jul 28, 2013
just choose life wrote:
<quoted text>I did the Liturgy of the hours during Lent, but I can't afford the books. Is it on the internet?
http://divineoffice.org/

http://dariasockey.blogspot.com/
Simple

Chicago, IL

#466731 Jul 28, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
Some people in fear preach that god should not be "mocked."
Well, several times as of late I have asked that if a god exists, he should prove his existence to ALL humanity by striking me dead at that given moment ... and as you are my witness, I am still quite alive.
Why if the god exists does he not take me up on my offer to prove for once and FOR all that he is all-powerful and ready to judge those who don't believe in him.
Theology is stupid ... ALL theology!
No one would notice LOL. The medical examiner would say died of natural causes. That is if they did an autopsy; probably would not bother. God knows this so he has let you slide. I would miss your post!

Since: Feb 12

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#466732 Jul 28, 2013
hojo wrote:
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Catholics are not the "chosen few" regarding Salvation and Eternal life! It is God Our Father who is the "final judge" regarding heaven or hell for each one of us and that encompasses both Catholics, Protestants and even YOU JUNE!
What Your church changed its mind again!!!! That's not what this forum says....
ReginaM

Bloomfield, NJ

#466733 Jul 28, 2013
Tiger Lily wrote:
<quoted text>
Bad grammar, Clay. Did you go to school to eat your lunch?
I'm sure when he tells God that he loves Him, our Lord gets the message loud and clear.

Since: Jan 08

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#466734 Jul 28, 2013
hojo wrote:
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Pope Francis has preached to over 3 million youth ALL WEEK in South America, in one location! Try to get your facts straight OldJG which has been "virtually impossible" for you, ever since you've been on this forum!!!
you NEED to get your FACTS straight, this is NOT PREACHING the GOSPEL.

Pope shames Brazilian church for Catholic exodus, NOT IS EATING A PIECE OF GRAIN AND DRINKING SOME WINE.

Preaching is TELLING people about Jesus Christ and His Death and His Resurection.

THAT AND THAT ALONE IS WHAT WE CALL PREACHING.

try learning what the Christian Walk is all about, as it stands, you know nothing and please don't insult the intelligence of others on here by claiming to have studied for many years.

It shows that YOU HAVENT LEARNED ANYTHING. BY YOUR OWN ADMISSION THAT YOU HAVE ATENDED A COU[SIN] CHURCH TO THIS MESS THAT YOU ARE NOW PART OF.

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#466735 Jul 28, 2013
Referring to Ignatius of Antioch Carlton (1) says
"Contrary to popular opinion, the word catholic does not mean "universal"; it means "whole, complete, lacking nothing."

...Thus , to confess the Church to be catholic is to say that She possesses the fullness of the Christian faith

For Ignatius each church under a bishop is complete – the original meaning of "catholic". Catholic Answers states :the Greek roots of the term "Catholic" mean "according to (kata-) the whole (holos)," or more colloquially, "universal."

For Ignatius the church is a world-wide unity of many communities. Each has at its center a bishop "who draws together the local community in the Eucharistic celebration."

This then is the unity of the church – each church united to its bishop -each of these churches united to each other.

There is no evidence of him accepting a single supreme bishop-of-bishops as the bishops authority is localized to a particular church.

The church is in the image of the Trinity and reflects the reality of the incarnation.
"The body of Christ must always be equal with itself…

The local church which manifests the body of Christ cannot be subsumed into any larger organisation or collectivity which makes it more catholic and more in unity, for the simple reason that the principle of total catholicity and total unity is already intrinsic to it."

Any changes to the understanding of the church would reflect a change in the understanding of the Trinity

1 Carlton, C.,(1999), "The Truth: What Every Roman Catholic Should know about the Orthodox Church",(Regina Orthodox Press; Salisbury, MA), p22.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#466736 Jul 28, 2013
ARGUING with IDIOTS wrote:
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Why would it surprise people that sinners attend church?
I love this video:
"God is trying to tell you something." -(The Color Purple)

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#466737 Jul 28, 2013
OldJG wrote:
How would a Roman Catholic answer this question?
Acts 16:30, "Then he brought them out and said, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"
How would a born again believer answer the same question?
the catholic would say, give me a piece of that moldy grain with a couple of shots of wine, which will turn their priest into a filthy drunk, and hopefully he will not colic

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#466738 Jul 28, 2013
StarC wrote:
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Not true.... I've been Catholic all my life and was never denied the Bible.
Its not that one can't understand the Bible... Its the interpretation.
This is why there is so many protestant churches, each with its own
interpretations. This board is a perfect example none of you agree.
IMO, those you speak of were not true Catholics, in name only... never went to church never understood the Holy Mass where we have more Scripture readings then any protestant church.
"If the Catholic Church discourages Bible reading, the Pope, the
thousands of Catholic Bishops, and the many millions of Catholic
lay people, are not aware of it. For the Popes have issued
pastoral letters to the whole Church, called encyclicals, on the
edifying effects of Bible reading. The Catholic Bible far
outsells all other Christian Bibles worldwide. In fact, it has
always been thus. The very first Christian Bible was produced by
the Catholic Church – compiled by Catholic scholars of the 2nd
and 3rd century and approved for general Christian use by the
Catholic Councils of Hippo (393) and Carthage (397)."
I tend to agree with you on this. From where I sit the RCC doesn't really like people reading the Bible and coming to their own conclusions.

Many Protestant churches have the same flaw.

For mew it's the height of human vanity for any group to claim they know what God wants and what the Bible really means.

That is why I now shun most churches. I like attending them. But my spiritual life is between me and God. No one else.
Clay

Saint Paul, MN

#466739 Jul 28, 2013
OldJG wrote:
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You want to brag about celebrating a lie? Have at it.
Also, Billy Graham preached to over one million in one location in one country. South Korea. Even your pope hasn't preached to over one million in one location. Good luck screwball.
World Youth Day 1995..5 million heard Pope John Paul II preach at Luneta Park, Manila, Philippines. The largest crowd ever gathered for an event according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

This morning, 3 million heard Pope Francis preach the Gospel on the beach in Brazil.

That beats Mr. Graham, in case you're counting.

“GOD SO LOVED US”

Since: Aug 08

He Gave His SON,JESUS Christ

#466740 Jul 28, 2013
ReginaM wrote:
<quoted text>
Really? I was taught from the Baltimore Catechism and it was the same, nothing has changed. God is our Creator. No doctrine has been changed, not a one.
Perhaps you can show me where The Church teaches that God is NOT our Creator. Can you do that for me? If not, what you're saying is untrue, Rose, and I'm sure you wouldn't want to mislead anyone.
Your Baltimore Catechism said THat while souks,were from God are bodies,can come from evolution ...

Wow,

Mine said Adam was,created by God. Directly nit thru any ape,ancestors

This,site from a religious teacher friend ..She says it has the imprimatur..

http://www.catholic.com/tracts/adam-eve-and-e...

Sounds like they leave a lot if room for science
which which is ever-changing

NO SCIENCE IN MY CATECHISM ...OR MY BIBLE.

Maybe you had a different Baltimore,Catechism ..or they rewrote it now .

IfIf straight A s in religion Regina

No evolution ...nothing but God
Clay

Saint Paul, MN

#466741 Jul 28, 2013
atemcowboy wrote:
<quoted text>the catholic would say, give me a piece of that moldy grain with a couple of shots of wine, which will turn their priest into a filthy drunk, and hopefully he will not colic
Did I ever mention that I thank God I didn't have to learn about Jesus Christ from you or Oldjg?
I don't know who you guys think you represent.
I can not see a trace of Our Lord Jesus Christ in anything you've ever uttered.

“GOD SO LOVED US”

Since: Aug 08

He Gave His SON,JESUS Christ

#466742 Jul 28, 2013
ReginaM wrote:
<quoted text>
Really? I was taught from the Baltimore Catechism and it was the same, nothing has changed. God is our Creator. No doctrine has been changed, not a one.
Perhaps you can show me where The Church teaches that God is NOT our Creator. Can you do that for me? If not, what you're saying is untrue, Rose, and I'm sure you wouldn't want to mislead anyone.
Oh they say God created the soul ..they say He created the world..But there is room for evolution as,regards where our bodies come from .

Not in my bible not my old Catechism

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#466745 Jul 28, 2013
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>...But my spiritual life is between me and God. No one else.
That would get you executed by the church until a few decades ago.

“GOD SO LOVED US”

Since: Aug 08

He Gave His SON,JESUS Christ

#466747 Jul 28, 2013
atemcowboy wrote:
<quoted text>you NEED to get your FACTS straight, this is NOT PREACHING the GOSPEL.
Pope shames Brazilian church for Catholic exodus, NOT IS EATING A PIECE OF GRAIN AND DRINKING SOME WINE.
Preaching is TELLING people about Jesus Christ and His Death and His Resurection.
THAT AND THAT ALONE IS WHAT WE CALL PREACHING.
try learning what the Christian Walk is all about, as it stands, you know nothing and please don't insult the intelligence of others on here by claiming to have studied for many years.
It shows that YOU HAVENT LEARNED ANYTHING. BY YOUR OWN ADMISSION THAT YOU HAVE ATENDED A COU[SIN] CHURCH TO THIS MESS THAT YOU ARE NOW PART OF.
Ok from a protestant perspective ..as the Catholics think I don't read well.

Under the heading THE CATHOLIC POSITION. POSITIONs is it saying

About human evolution

http://www.catholic.com/tracts/adam-eve-and-e...

Thanks
Human Being

Kinder, LA

#466748 Jul 28, 2013
just choose life wrote:
<quoted text>I did the Liturgy of the hours during Lent, but I can't afford the books. Is it on the internet?
just choose life:

ReginaM just found a site:

http://dariasockey.blogspot.com/2013/07/offic...

And I have been using this site in the past:

http://divineoffice.org/

They are both free. Some of the other ones are not....
ReginaM

Bloomfield, NJ

#466749 Jul 28, 2013
RoSesz wrote:
<quoted text>
Your Baltimore Catechism said THat while souks,were from God are bodies,can come from evolution ...
Wow,
Mine said Adam was,created by God. Directly nit thru any ape,ancestors
This,site from a religious teacher friend ..She says it has the imprimatur..
http://www.catholic.com/tracts/adam-eve-and-e...
Sounds like they leave a lot if room for science
which which is ever-changing
NO SCIENCE IN MY CATECHISM ...OR MY BIBLE.
Maybe you had a different Baltimore,Catechism ..or they rewrote it now .
IfIf straight A s in religion Regina
No evolution ...nothing but God
There is only one Baltimore Catechism, Rose, and it says that God is our Creator. There have been several editions of the Catechism over the many years of The Church's 2,000 year old history starting with the Didache ca. 70 A.D.

The Catechism today, as the Catechism from 55 years ago, states that God is our Creator. There have been no changes in our teachings. Doctrine cannot be changed. You should have learned that first and foremost. This is what we believe today and have always believed:

I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.

I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

(I've never heard of an internet web site having an Imprimatur, lol. Are you sure you heard right?) Evolution when properly understood within the context of Christian teaching is not at odds with Scripture. All creation comes from God. I've not read anything to the contrary so far.

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#466750 Jul 28, 2013
atemcowboy wrote:
<quoted text>you NEED to get your FACTS straight, this is NOT PREACHING the GOSPEL.
Pope shames Brazilian church for Catholic exodus, NOT IS EATING A PIECE OF GRAIN AND DRINKING SOME WINE.
Preaching is TELLING people about Jesus Christ and His Death and His Resurection.
THAT AND THAT ALONE IS WHAT WE CALL PREACHING.
try learning what the Christian Walk is all about, as it stands, you know nothing and please don't insult the intelligence of others on here by claiming to have studied for many years.
It shows that YOU HAVENT LEARNED ANYTHING. BY YOUR OWN ADMISSION THAT YOU HAVE ATENDED A COU[SIN] CHURCH TO THIS MESS THAT YOU ARE NOW PART OF.
Atemcowboy....you have lost your credibility...if you ever had it!!!!

Mah words: Share with us your Salvation testimony....

You wrote: it would be different that anything that you have experienced since you aren't Saved.but lets just face facts.
I don't bounce to your ball, I do what I want when I want

Ah said: No Christian I have ever met has refused to share the most important event of his life...his salvation.....which means claiming to be saved and being saved are horses of a totally different color...You are a fraud....

atemcowboy wrote: if you want to read it, and you don't, go back and look for it. I have posted it numerous times.

Ah said: If that were so, you would be glad to furnish the post numbers and the pages...you can't...because it never happened...

FYI..You cannot share something you do not possess..You follow the footsteps of your father..

You bring the Word of God to life!!!!
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it...

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