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Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

There are 690587 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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#511945 Feb 4, 2014
Anthony MN wrote:
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Yes, I continue on my journey every day to follow Christ more perfectly. Some days it's two steps forward, one step back. For my backward steps I apologize and hope the next day will only be forward. Blessing to you and Nick.
Blessings to you also.
June VanDerMark

Since: Sep 09

Port Coquitlam, Canada

#511946 Feb 4, 2014
Liam wrote:
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You're twisting around the Scriptures to fit your new theology.
fact:
- Jesus was speaking to them the WHOLE day. They didn't recognize Him the WHOLE day. Until he gave them the Eucharist.
Read it again Preston. Your opinion couldn't possibly make sense.
Slice, dice, fit and mold....Whatever not gotta do to the Scriptures man.
Once a Catholic ... never a Jew.

Once a Jew ... Never a Catholic.
June VanDerMark

Since: Sep 09

Port Coquitlam, Canada

#511947 Feb 4, 2014
Humorous theology

If Jesus came back to earth ... would he come dressed as a Jewish Rabbi ... or as a Catholic pope ... or as a Protestant minister???

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#511948 Feb 4, 2014
From everything that we have heard up to now, it is clear that anger is an odious vice. It "animalizes" man and turns him into a "demon." Furthermore, whoever allows himself to be dominated by this vice becomes a plaything of the demons, who terrorize such a bold person through frightful nocturnal visions

Evagrius Ponticus (343-399 AD)
June VanDerMark

Since: Sep 09

Port Coquitlam, Canada

#511949 Feb 4, 2014
According to some Muslims, Jesus will come back converted to Islam by the Mahdi that will come with him and take all the saved Muslims to Islam's Paradise.

I don't know who will cater to that big event in the sky, but it's bound to be "explosive."

:)
Anthony MN

Minneapolis, MN

#511950 Feb 4, 2014
atemcowboy wrote:
<quoted text>it is all there and yet you are unable to comprehend one letter of what Jesus has said.lol
and there is a reason as to why YOU cant discern it.
get Saved and you will know thru the Spirit what it means and the admonishment behind it, and the danger that you have wrought with your soul every time you drink that wine and eat that piece of grain.
you are a lost soul and continue to place your soul in jeopardy
As were all of the first Christian communities and every Christian until the reformation. Thank God you showed up to set us all straight.
Anthony MN

Minneapolis, MN

#511951 Feb 4, 2014
RoSesz wrote:
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I do get that...think I've said that ....You love your Church...Catholic Church...
But this,has,been a debate forum for years,about the Catholic Church...And non Catholics ...
.my disagreement is,with individual beliefs 're the CHURCH , you all have..some of which surprised me actually .
I am pretty sure I've not said ANY of what you said....as,i don't see it that way ..... I am NOT ANTI CATHOLIC ...But disagree,with some,things....I've never doubted many are saved within the Chur c h...there are things...mysteries ...That are just that ...And imo we,will know,when God c chooses to let us,know,....
It is foolish to fifth t over them..But we do..I draw,the line ....I'll wait ...
My point is,how,we,treat EACH OTHER .....I know,it's,hard...I get 've r y angry ..And try to do better ...some core beliefs,I won't argue,....yet I'm called a,bigot ..
I believe as,I said CHRISTS CHURCH IS,ALL OF US...You all don't ...And that does,make for argument ...I think the Reformation reformed YOUR CHURCH as,well as the rest of Christianity .
But making folks,hurt and upset ..over things,they have no control over ....And I've seen it done...not just here by attacking ...is,beneath us,as followers,of Christ ....
That's,my opinion..
And I know,for My ...my anger pierces,my conscience ...
So I take a break ....hopefully ...
It's,funny being accused of not answering posts,...who has,time for them if you are off for hours,....or being told Catholics,won't post to me...
I I do know,things,non Catholics,don't...one time long back I was asked privately ..does the host taste,like meat .''''she honestly DID NOT KNOW,...
Does,the,wine have an alcohol content ....another question.....
Just saying ...I think a,lot of congregations, especially older were done a, great disservice in what we,were,taught about each other....I know,i was, t old really bad things,about Baptsts,..totally untrue ....
I wish we could all stay away from Church and dis c has,JESUS...what HE d I'd. HOW,HE COUKD LOVE ME AND YOU...sinners,all of us...That much.
But I know,that's,futile,wishing ...
Thanks for your response Rose. I know, the personal insults have got to end.
ReginaM

Toms River, NJ

#511952 Feb 4, 2014
RoSesz wrote:
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I never said you folks,applauded the,post..in fact two of you spoke against it...
As,I said...
And that post IS,GONE,...thank God...from the board anyway ...
so enough for me on the subject ...
We,all have to answer for ourselves..
I'm glad you like your weather ...freezing rain????
Wouldn't snow be better?? As a kid we,loved snow,days...no school ...snowmen..etc...I'm sure our parents,not so crazy about it ...being an adult...has,it's,disadvantages ...
Bad thing about cold is,as we,get o elector affects,US,...
What is,a,retroactive abortion...I'm again s t all abortion ...
That's,about it ..take care
We got the snow yesterday. The freezing rain is just the *Icing* on the cake!
Anthony MN

Minneapolis, MN

#511953 Feb 4, 2014
RoSesz wrote:
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Also regarding Michael...yes,I know,you guys,hate,the scandal.....Indonesia..I loved the n u be,and priests,who taught me..
But for one,or two of you to say HE'S, a,pervert ...same,person..who insinuated nonsense,between Sera and cowboy...me..her dog...low,gutter things....just not necessary ..
And I did mean it God bless,you for what you said yesterday....we,all know,or are,or may be,sick someday ....it's,not fodder for gloating...
Is,what brings,out any more,adverse,remarks...persona lly I'd go the other way...I think he may know,someone or feel betrayed by a,priest he,had,for confession regarding relayed topics...But WE,HAVE NO IDEA...And to call or even intimate,he's,a,pervert is,wrong ...
Lastly Anthony ...God,sees us,as,we,post...one reason I ask forgiveness for my anger..
You're right Rose, whenever Michael taunts and provokes Catholics about the abuse scandal our calling is to respond in Christian charity and humility, acknowledging the sin and to pray for the conversion of lost souls.
ReginaM

Toms River, NJ

#511954 Feb 4, 2014
Chill Out and Cheer Up With St. Thomas Aquinas

"Blessed be the Lord; for love of him St. Thomas Aquinas spent long hours in prayer, study and writing." (Lauds, Jan. 28th)

St. Thomas Aquinas is a favorite in our family, so we will certainly be praying the full office in his honor, using the Common for Doctors of the Church. My husband's degree is in Thomistic philosophy, and we'll be sending a third child to Thomas Aquinas College next year to study the same.
I'm not a scholar, but whenever I dip into the Summa, I am impressed and delighted at St. Thomas' method of setting out a question, stating objections, and then giving his reasoned conclusion.

St. Thomas reasoned and wrote about thousands of topics. These ranged from sublime to practical. Book II of the Summa deals with the moral and spiritual life. One section, "Of the remedies for sorrow or pain"(Part I Q.38), contains much of the same advice that we still see today when we open those magazines whose covers promise " Simple Ways to Lift Your Mood". St. Thomas recommends that we:

1. Vent a bit:"tears and groans assuage sorrow... a hurtful thing hurts yet more if we keep it shut up."

2. Indulge yourself in some way:"sorrow is driven out by pleasure"

3. Take a hot bath and get a good night's sleep: "sorrow,by its nature, is contrary to the vital movement of the body; and consequently whatever restores the bodily nature to its due state of vital movement, is opposed to sorrow and assuages it."

4. Talk to a friend:"when a man's friends condole with him, he sees that he is loved by them and this affords him pleasure."
Last and not usually mentioned in today's articles:

5. Contemplate the Truth: "And therefore, in the midst of tribulations, men men rejoiced in the contemplation of divine things and of future happiness...in the powers of the soul there is an overflow from the higher to the lower powers; and accordingly,the pleasure of contemplation overflows so as to mitigate even that pain which is in the senses."

All in all, great advice to help you forget your troubles and get us through the dreary days of winter.
http://dariasockey.blogspot.com/2012/01/chill...

“GOD SO LOVED US”

Since: Aug 08

He Gave His SON,JESUS Christ

#511955 Feb 4, 2014
Anthony MN wrote:
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Yes, I continue on my journey every day to follow Christ more perfectly. Some days it's two steps forward, one step back. For my backward steps I apologize and hope the next day will only be forward. Blessing to you and Nick.
So do we,all if we,love CHRIST...I 've taken many steps,backwards...giving up...letting go of our love for Him is,the,real tragedy.

My comment before,on WHY...
I've often wondered...He,sacrificed for us,to save,us..left perfect heaven for us

.to take our Sin to the Cross ...so that we, might live with Him in heaven for eternity ...I think.we,can agree ..BUT WHY...

Who are,we,that HE wants,to be with us....builds,mansions,for us,after having died for us,..
I mean really what could we ADD to the,quality of His,life..

What can we,possibly give Him.to merit HIS,.love.....

Our love and worship is,the,only answer I can think of....But it's,hard to understand,why ...

Than I look at my children and,now,my grandchildren ....And I understand just a,bit ...

Just food for thought ...we,all serve a,great GOD
Anthony MN

Minneapolis, MN

#511956 Feb 4, 2014
ReginaM wrote:
Chill Out and Cheer Up With St. Thomas Aquinas
"Blessed be the Lord; for love of him St. Thomas Aquinas spent long hours in prayer, study and writing." (Lauds, Jan. 28th)
St. Thomas Aquinas is a favorite in our family, so we will certainly be praying the full office in his honor, using the Common for Doctors of the Church. My husband's degree is in Thomistic philosophy, and we'll be sending a third child to Thomas Aquinas College next year to study the same.
I'm not a scholar, but whenever I dip into the Summa, I am impressed and delighted at St. Thomas' method of setting out a question, stating objections, and then giving his reasoned conclusion.
St. Thomas reasoned and wrote about thousands of topics. These ranged from sublime to practical. Book II of the Summa deals with the moral and spiritual life. One section, "Of the remedies for sorrow or pain"(Part I Q.38), contains much of the same advice that we still see today when we open those magazines whose covers promise " Simple Ways to Lift Your Mood". St. Thomas recommends that we:
1. Vent a bit:"tears and groans assuage sorrow... a hurtful thing hurts yet more if we keep it shut up."
2. Indulge yourself in some way:"sorrow is driven out by pleasure"
3. Take a hot bath and get a good night's sleep: "sorrow,by its nature, is contrary to the vital movement of the body; and consequently whatever restores the bodily nature to its due state of vital movement, is opposed to sorrow and assuages it."
4. Talk to a friend:"when a man's friends condole with him, he sees that he is loved by them and this affords him pleasure."
Last and not usually mentioned in today's articles:
5. Contemplate the Truth: "And therefore, in the midst of tribulations, men men rejoiced in the contemplation of divine things and of future happiness...in the powers of the soul there is an overflow from the higher to the lower powers; and accordingly,the pleasure of contemplation overflows so as to mitigate even that pain which is in the senses."
All in all, great advice to help you forget your troubles and get us through the dreary days of winter.
http://dariasockey.blogspot.com/2012/01/chill...
How I love St. Thomas.

Michael

Canada

#511957 Feb 4, 2014
Anthony MN wrote:
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You're right Rose, whenever Michael taunts and provokes Catholics about the abuse scandal our calling is to respond in Christian charity and humility, acknowledging the sin and to pray for the conversion of lost souls.
....Your telling us that if a rapist was running loose in your neighborhood you would be telling your neighbors to respond in a christian charitable and humility way and to pray for the person at large?

.., I am glad you don't live in my neighborhood.

With comments like yours tells us why the scandals went on for many years because catholics feared to do the right thing. Question church authorities putting their feet to the fire demanding accountability.

Many of your church leaders have made complete fools of the followers, in almost every diocese in america.

“GOD SO LOVED US”

Since: Aug 08

He Gave His SON,JESUS Christ

#511958 Feb 4, 2014
Anthony MN wrote:
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You're right Rose, whenever Michael taunts and provokes Catholics about the abuse scandal our calling is to respond in Christian charity and humility, acknowledging the sin and to pray for the conversion of lost souls.
I agree..obviously and try to point out its,not GOD, no matter who they are...those,men do not have Christ in them to hurt others.. But that does not negate Christ ...what HE,DID...

And the,insults...agree also...it should be,US,telling the,world of OUR LORD...not throwing rocks...And,I know,I'm sarcastic..my flaw...among many

But people,manage to debate...And if they are,serious,debaters....some even on religion remain friendly ....or at least hospitable,....And one does,not need a,PHD for that ..

Others,looking for controversy may act out...But serious,folks,can be serious..

I've actually said,my main points,of disagreement many times...

No one is,leaving their own beliefs,here..let's,face it..

BUT we,ARE to be salt and light...for CHRIST .....not show,the,world the evil in US.
Chess

Columbus, OH

#511959 Feb 4, 2014
Oxbow wrote:
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.....you are a liar....a coward...you will not face the truth by.....
You're projecting, child.

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#511960 Feb 4, 2014
We have Five Faces

The face we see of ourselves;
The face we want to see of ourselves;
The face we want others to see of ourselves;
The face that others see;
And the face we actually wear.

Chinese Philosophy

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#511961 Feb 4, 2014
Anthony MN wrote:
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Thanks for your response Rose. I know, the personal insults have got to end.
Thank you again
June VanDerMark

Since: Sep 09

Port Coquitlam, Canada

#511962 Feb 4, 2014
Hermeneutics Smutics wrote:
From everything that we have heard up to now, it is clear that anger is an odious vice. It "animalizes" man and turns him into a "demon." Furthermore, whoever allows himself to be dominated by this vice becomes a plaything of the demons, who terrorize such a bold person through frightful nocturnal visions
Evagrius Ponticus (343-399 AD)
It's a darned good thing that Christians never killed the Jews when the Christians were "angry."

tongue in cheek
Chess

Columbus, OH

#511963 Feb 4, 2014
Oxbow wrote:
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On any of my post, where I copied/pasted...show me where I ever said "These are my original words"...
Time and time again I said "If you must know my source...use your search engine....an absolute denial that what I posted were my original words...
Go hiss with your lying partner under his favorite rock........you two make a great pair!!!!!
Oxbow wrote:
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On any of my post, where I copied/pasted...show me where I ever said "These are my original words"...
Time and time again I said "If you must know my source...use your search engine....an absolute denial that what I posted were my original words...
Go hiss with your lying partner under his favorite rock........you two make a great pair!!!!!
Cite your sources, thief.
ReginaM

Toms River, NJ

#511964 Feb 4, 2014
Anthony MN wrote:
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How I love St. Thomas.
I thought he was particularly appropriate today.

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