Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

There are 586635 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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#485822 Oct 28, 2013
Jumper The Wise wrote:
<quoted text>I can see this forum won't be active much longer.
Why is that?

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#485823 Oct 28, 2013
Jumper The Wise wrote:
<quoted text>I can see this forum won't be active much longer.
OH of course it will. If you think that the Catholics and Protestants don't like a fight ... you are wrong.

:)

They haven't even "begun" to tell of how they are each loved in vain, by the god that at one time loved only the Jews.

:)

“GOD SO LOVED US”

Since: Aug 08

He Gave His SON to Save us

#485824 Oct 28, 2013
confrinting with the word wrote:
gOD WILLDESTROY THE ENEMIES OF ISRAEL AND
ISRAEL WILL ACCEPT JESUS AS THEIR MESSIAH...--->
Zec 12:8 In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them.
Zec 12:9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
Zec_14:12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem;
Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and
their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and
their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.
~~~~~~`
Zec 12:10 And
-->I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
I do not understand,why people,forget ...what a,miracle has,kept Israel still standing with all the,people,against it ...And how,GOD has,used us,

If we,do not stay by Israel ..I agree ...it will not go well for us,..

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#485825 Oct 28, 2013
atemcowboy wrote:
<quoted text>lol, you forgot your link. this lie was given to us several years ago on this forum.
and this is why the jewish people NEVER considered the books as being Spiritually TRUE, as the Christians also DONT. to bad about you catholics, http://www.catholic.com/quickquestions/do-dev...
Where have you been? We missed you! I hope you don't disappear like this again when we're on the road..lol God Bless..

“GOD SO LOVED US”

Since: Aug 08

He Gave His SON to Save us

#485826 Oct 28, 2013
BenAdam wrote:
<quoted text>
There are still many 'Christians' who think Hitler was doing God's work by murdering 6 million innocent people.
...and it isn't just the KKK and neo-Nazis.
Very sad indeed.
They are fools. Who know,nothing about God or scripture .

We BELIEVE we are,only GRAFTED onto the tree of Abraham .

GOD has,not finished with His,Chosen..nor should we ..

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#485827 Oct 28, 2013
I would say of the two factions ... the Catholics are bound to come out ahead ... as Jesus' mother happens to be on the Catholic side of the issue.

Protestants like Joseph Smith may as well give up the ghost.

Whether Mary was mother-knapped or actually joined up with the Catholics after she died is anybody's guess ... but she no-doubt packs a whole lot of weight in Jesus' decisions about who gets saved and who gets the dark shaft of hell.

:)

This theology stuff is a whole lot of fun ... if you don't take it as serious business.

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#485828 Oct 28, 2013
RoSesz wrote:
<quoted text>
I do not understand,why people,forget ...what a,miracle has,kept Israel still standing with all the,people,against it ...And how,GOD has,used us,
If we,do not stay by Israel ..I agree ...it will not go well for us,..
That would be funny ... except that the Catholics slaughtered the Jews for centuries as heretics.

Now you are feigning love, as you believe it's the Christian thing to do.

YUCK!

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#485829 Oct 28, 2013
RoSesz wrote:
<quoted text>
They are fools. Who know,nothing about God or scripture .
We BELIEVE we are,only GRAFTED onto the tree of Abraham .
GOD has,not finished with His,Chosen..nor should we ..
According to you and god ... who are the chosen ones ... oh Catholic one???

:)
Makedonas

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

#485830 Oct 28, 2013
Troy wrote:
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The fact that you said that the Pope's statement is making you 'seriously consider leaving the church', just reinforces why it does matter whether people are Catholic, methodist, lutheran, etc.......
Troy wrote:
<quoted text>
The fact that you said that the Pope's statement is making you 'seriously consider leaving the church', just reinforces why it does matter whether people are Catholic, methodist, lutheran, etc. Spiritual relativsm is not new, you and those like you, who believe that the truth of what the Church teaches is somehow subject to whether you agree with it or not are exactly why the Pope is saying what he is saying. He's not saying something new, it's what the Church has ALWAYS taught! Your comments are just proving the points that the Pope made in the homily he gave at conclave before his election: http://www.oecumene.radiovaticana.org/en1/Art...
You would do well to read this and anyone else who may be guilty of "being tossed to and fro by every wave of doctrine"... Eph. 4:14
What about the ORTHODOX Christians? Orthodox = Orthos + doxa = The true path.
Before talking about Protestants or Methodists or Baptists remember. that the great Schism took place in 1054 when the church split into two, the Roman Catholic and the Greek Orthodox.
According to Orthodox belief, the test of catholicity is adherence to the authority of Scipture and then by the Holy Tradition of the church. It is not defined by adherence to any particular See. It is the position of the Orthodox Church that it has never accepted the pope as de jure leader of the entire church. All bishops are equal 'as Peter' therefore every church under every bishop (consecrated in apostolic succession) is fully complete (the original meaning of catholic).
The Roman Catholic Church's current official teachings about papal privilege and power are unacceptable to the Eastern Orthodox churches concerning the pope's infallibility when speaking officially "from the chair of Peter (ex cathedra Petri)" on matters of faith and morals to be held by the whole Church.
Principal among the ecclesiastical issues that separate the two churches is the meaning of papal primacy within any future unified church. The Orthodox insist that it should be a "primacy of honor", as in the ancient church, and not a "primacy of authority".
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. To say, however, that Orthodox and Rome constitute two lungs of the same Church is to deny that either Church separately is catholic in any meaningful sense of the term. This is not only contrary to the teaching of Orthodoxy, it is flatly contrary to the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, which considered itself truly catholic".
Unlike the Catholics who do not generally consider the Orthodox heretical, and speak instead about the Eastern "schism", Orthodox theologians do consider the Catholic Church to be heretical on fundamental doctrinal issues of theology, such as the Filioque.
The official view of the Catholic Church is that expressed in the Decree Unitatis redintegratio of the Second Vatican Council:
Where the authentic theological traditions of the Eastern Church are concerned, we must recognize the admirable way in which they have their roots in Holy Scripture, and how they are nurtured and given expression in the life of the liturgy. They derive their strength too from the living tradition of the apostles and from the works of the Fathers and spiritual writers of the Eastern Churches. Thus they promote the right ordering of Christian life and, indeed, pave the way to a full vision of Christian truth.
http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/i...

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#485831 Oct 28, 2013
Seraphima wrote:
<quoted text>God Bless..
Do you give curses to the ones you don't believe deserve blessings?

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#485832 Oct 28, 2013
HuskerDu wrote:
<quoted text>I think you, rose and any other who will not change their views on Catholicism,should pack up and leave. You and the others are only here to offend Catholics.
This is an open forum and as June stated it is a debate forum. The word debate means what?...
Catholic Girl

Bethpage, NY

#485833 Oct 28, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
Insane theology
So if Jesus was baptized into Catholicism.
Jesus wasn't catholic.

“ Ah see's lanlubbers Cap'n BT!”

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#485834 Oct 28, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
<quoted text>
John jumped from the old testament into the new one to in turn baptize Jesus as a Catholic ... yet those books were written hundreds of years apart.
As was and is all theology ... the theology is ludicrous.
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John is one of the most important prophets to study in the Bible as he sits just between the Old and New Testaments thus joining them. John was the last of the OT prophets who completed the final leg of the Old Testament.
http://www.christianprophecy.org.uk/otnt/ot07...
I think much of the historical "actualities" were abraded. Repression, obfuscation, and destruction of contemporary writings(of the pertinent time(s)) shows an agenda to deceive in several instances. That has been evident in nearly all "priest" organizations throughout history(as we know it).

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#485835 Oct 28, 2013
RoSesz wrote:
<quoted text>
They are fools. Who know,nothing about God or scripture .
:)

And you DO know ... RIGHT???

How arrogance of you!
>>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>>>>>

In the second page of the King James version of the bible the words read as follows......

THE BIBLE

THIS BOOK REVEALS THE MIND OF GOD

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Prince George, Canada

#485836 Oct 28, 2013
arrogant

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#485837 Oct 28, 2013
Makedonas wrote:
<quoted text>
<quoted text>
What about the ORTHODOX Christians? Orthodox = Orthos + doxa = The true path.
Before talking about Protestants or Methodists or Baptists remember. that the great Schism took place in 1054 when the church split into two, the Roman Catholic and the Greek Orthodox.
According to Orthodox belief, the test of catholicity is adherence to the authority of Scipture and then by the Holy Tradition of the church. It is not defined by adherence to any particular See. It is the position of the Orthodox Church that it has never accepted the pope as de jure leader of the entire church. All bishops are equal 'as Peter' therefore every church under every bishop (consecrated in apostolic succession) is fully complete (the original meaning of catholic).
The Roman Catholic Church's current official teachings about papal privilege and power are unacceptable to the Eastern Orthodox churches concerning the pope's infallibility when speaking officially "from the chair of Peter (ex cathedra Petri)" on matters of faith and morals to be held by the whole Church.
Principal among the ecclesiastical issues that separate the two churches is the meaning of papal primacy within any future unified church. The Orthodox insist that it should be a "primacy of honor", as in the ancient church, and not a "primacy of authority".
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. To say, however, that Orthodox and Rome constitute two lungs of the same Church is to deny that either Church separately is catholic in any meaningful sense of the term. This is not only contrary to the teaching of Orthodoxy, it is flatly contrary to the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, which considered itself truly catholic".
Unlike the Catholics who do not generally consider the Orthodox heretical, and speak instead about the Eastern "schism", Orthodox theologians do consider the Catholic Church to be heretical on fundamental doctrinal issues of theology, such as the Filioque.
The official view of the Catholic Church is that expressed in the Decree Unitatis redintegratio of the Second Vatican Council:
Where the authentic theological traditions of the Eastern Church are concerned, we must recognize the admirable way in which they have their roots in Holy Scripture, and how they are nurtured and given expression in the life of the liturgy. They derive their strength too from the living tradition of the apostles and from the works of the Fathers and spiritual writers of the Eastern Churches. Thus they promote the right ordering of Christian life and, indeed, pave the way to a full vision of Christian truth.
http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/i...
Are you Orthodox?

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#485838 Oct 28, 2013
Makedonas wrote:
<quoted text>
<quoted text>
What about the ORTHODOX Christians? Orthodox = Orthos + doxa = The true path.
Before talking about Protestants or Methodists or Baptists remember. that the great Schism took place in 1054 when the church split into two, the Roman Catholic and the Greek Orthodox.
According to Orthodox belief, the test of catholicity is adherence to the authority of Scipture and then by the Holy Tradition of the church. It is not defined by adherence to any particular See. It is the position of the Orthodox Church that it has never accepted the pope as de jure leader of the entire church. All bishops are equal 'as Peter' therefore every church under every bishop (consecrated in apostolic succession) is fully complete (the original meaning of catholic).
The Roman Catholic Church's current official teachings about papal privilege and power are unacceptable to the Eastern Orthodox churches concerning the pope's infallibility when speaking officially "from the chair of Peter (ex cathedra Petri)" on matters of faith and morals to be held by the whole Church.
Principal among the ecclesiastical issues that separate the two churches is the meaning of papal primacy within any future unified church. The Orthodox insist that it should be a "primacy of honor", as in the ancient church, and not a "primacy of authority".
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. To say, however, that Orthodox and Rome constitute two lungs of the same Church is to deny that either Church separately is catholic in any meaningful sense of the term. This is not only contrary to the teaching of Orthodoxy, it is flatly contrary to the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, which considered itself truly catholic".
Unlike the Catholics who do not generally consider the Orthodox heretical, and speak instead about the Eastern "schism", Orthodox theologians do consider the Catholic Church to be heretical on fundamental doctrinal issues of theology, such as the Filioque.
The official view of the Catholic Church is that expressed in the Decree Unitatis redintegratio of the Second Vatican Council:
Where the authentic theological traditions of the Eastern Church are concerned, we must recognize the admirable way in which they have their roots in Holy Scripture, and how they are nurtured and given expression in the life of the liturgy. They derive their strength too from the living tradition of the apostles and from the works of the Fathers and spiritual writers of the Eastern Churches. Thus they promote the right ordering of Christian life and, indeed, pave the way to a full vision of Christian truth.
http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/i...
Myth is myth is myth.

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#485839 Oct 28, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
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Do you give curses to the ones you don't believe deserve blessings?
No June..I do believe that ALL deserves Blessing...even You...

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#485840 Oct 28, 2013
Catholic Girl wrote:
<quoted text>
Jesus wasn't catholic.
Agree...

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#485841 Oct 28, 2013
Catholic Girl wrote:
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Jesus wasn't catholic.
REALLY???

Then (within wacky theology) which religion did SAINT John baptize Jesus into???
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The Baptism of the Lord

Many of the Fathers of the Church, as well as the medieval Scholastics, saw Christ's Baptism as the institution of the sacrament. His Flesh blessed the water, and the descent of the Holy Spirit (in the form of a dove) and the voice of God the Father announcing that this was His Son, in Whom He was well pleased, marked the beginning of Christ's public ministry.

http://catholicism.about.com/od/holydaysandho...

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