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  • Cath. Priests to be Forced to Report Abuse Revealed in Confession Under Victorian Opposition Plan

    08/15/2018 1:14:45 PM PDT · 106 of 106
    Mrs. Don-o to ealgeone
    LOL. I'm not allowed to disagree with Karl Keating? Do you think he's infallible?

    Not that I don't have a whole lot for respect for Keating. But on this one, I prefer to rely on Angelic salutations and Greek grammar.

    The whole practice of communing with the saints is based on these realities

    • We are members of the same Body
    • We are all alive (they are not dead), and
    • we need each other.

    This is the Communion of Saints. HE is our communion. That's all in the Bible, my brother.

    I think your problem here is not that you are unfamiliar with the relevant Scriptures. In fact, that In fact, I am guessing you could find the passages I'm referring to, faster than I could!

    The problem is, that you have not become much acquainted with the exceedingly rich implications of these Scriptures. It's a truth of fathomless depth, that all of us billions of Christ-loving and Christ-believing people are actual, living members of the Mystical Body of Christ.

    We are in vital, living, and needed contact with each other.

    Even you and me, ealgeone.

  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL 8/15/2018 [PRAYER]

    08/15/2018 1:04:10 PM PDT · 21 of 21
    NEWwoman to Maudeen
    Amen, Maudeen

    Joining in prayer for our beloved America.

    And may we remember...though how dark and evil the days, in the end our Mighty God will give us the victory, through our Lord Jesus Christ.

  • Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report Details Decades of Clerical Abuse Allegations

    08/15/2018 1:03:12 PM PDT · 84 of 84
    Luircin to NKP_Vet; metmom

    Percentage wise there are just as many, and insurance companies say more, Protestants that are sex abusers.

    ***

    Because the vast majority of Protestants don’t cover up the crimes for DECADES like Rome has done. Protestants actually report it when it happens and throw the offenders out and right into the arms of the police.

    The Catholic hierarchy, on the other hand, move the child molesters into different parishes and expose them to other victims.

    The fact that the Vatican engaged in a coverup at ALL is what is truly damning to the organization, not that pedo priests exist.

  • Cath. Priests to be Forced to Report Abuse Revealed in Confession Under Victorian Opposition Plan

    08/15/2018 1:02:02 PM PDT · 105 of 106
    ealgeone to Mrs. Don-o
    No, no one claims that those are taught, in fully elaborated form, in the Canon. They are sourced in Scripture:

    •Immaculate Conception (Luke 1:28 Chaire, Kercharitomene),

    Roman Catholic apologist Karl Keating disagrees with you. He says there is NO support for the Immaculate Conception. This is confirmed in the Catholic Encyclopedia online. I have no idea why you persist is this train of thought.

    praying to Mary ( 1 Cor 12:21 the doctrine of the Body of Christ)

    20But now there are many members, but one body. 21And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; or again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” 1 Cor 12:21 NASB

    You are practicing eisegseis.

    It is clear Roman Catholics not trained in how to read the Scriptures.

  • Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report Details Decades of Clerical Abuse Allegations

  • Light in the Dark Ages: The Church and the saints shined bright during medieval times

    08/15/2018 12:59:31 PM PDT · 2 of 2
    Mrs. Don-o to CondoleezzaProtege

    Lovely and grand. Thank you, CondoleezzaProtege!

  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL 8/15/2018 [PRAYER]

    08/15/2018 12:59:06 PM PDT · 20 of 21
    Hiskid to Maudeen

    Nothing to add. Marvelous and AMEN.

  • Vatican Advisor: Pope ‘Breaks Catholic Traditions Whenever He Wants’

    08/15/2018 12:59:01 PM PDT · 11 of 11
    YogicCowboy to marshmallow

    I knew he would:

    Jesuit. Argentine. Francis I.

  • Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report Details Decades of Clerical Abuse Allegations

    08/15/2018 12:57:26 PM PDT · 82 of 84
    Campion to metmom
    They are up in arms about someone who is divorced and remarried receiving communion, but have no problem with someone who have been molesting kids SERVING them communion, going as far as putting in their mouths with those very hands that molested those kids.

    Now just stop. You know very well that we "have a problem" with it. You're just slandering people when you say that we "have no problem with someone who have been molesting kids SERVING them communion".

    But tarring everyone with the same brush is not Christian, either. Some priests are evil. Some priests are good, and are appalled and disgusted by the evil. Yet you lump them, and all Catholic laypeople, all up together.

    I hope you're not judged the way you judge others.

  • Cath. Priests to be Forced to Report Abuse Revealed in Confession Under Victorian Opposition Plan

    08/15/2018 12:55:49 PM PDT · 104 of 106
    Mrs. Don-o to ealgeone
    "All have sinned" obviously doesn't mean "everyone without exception." It doesn't apply to Jesus, because we know he is sinless --- I think you'll grant that. It is an exception confirmed by Scripture.

    It doesn't apply to Mary --- also an exception confirmed by Scripture --- because the Archangel Gabriel addressed her as "Kecharitomene." which ---as has been explained in this forum so many times --- means she is sinless and utterly filled by the Holy Spirit.

    Check this out: Kecharitomene

    You have your opinion, but I would rather rely on Archangel Gabriel's opinion. Or rather, what he as God's ambassador, announced on His authority.

    That's why she, a humble handmaid, says that God is her Savior. He saved her from sin in a unique way, by keeping her from falling into sin, in a plan He prepared before all time, in view of the fact that her pure, unblemished human nature would be shared with her Son, the Son of God.

    Scripture attests that "keeping someone from falling into sin" is one of the ways the Savior can save us:

    (Jude 24-25)
    "Now to him who is able to keep you from falling
    and to present you without blemish
    before the presence of his glory with rejoicing,
    to the only God,
    our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord,
    be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority,
    before all time and now and for ever.

    It gives me joy to share with you how Mary is attested to in all of Scripture:

    1. Mary is revealed to be "full of grace" in Luke 1:28. 2. Mary is revealed to be the fulfillment of the prophetic "Daughter of Zion" of Zech. 2:10; Zeph. 3:14-16; Isaiah 12:1-6, etc.

    3. Mary is revealed to be "the beginning of the new creation" in fufillment of the prophecy of Jer. 31:22.

    4. Mary is revealed to possess a "blessed state" parallel with Christ's in Luke 1:42.

    5. Mary is not just called "blessed" among women, but "more blessed than all women" (including Eve) in Luke 1:42.

    6. Mary is revealed to be the spotless "Ark of the Covenant" in Luke 1.

    7. Mary is revealed to be the "New Eve" in Luke 1:37-38; John 2:4; 19:26-27; Rev. 12, and elsewhere.

    8. Mary is revealed to be free from the pangs of labor in fulfillment of Isaiah 66:7-8.

    It also gives me joy to not that I copied this list from Tim Staples, whom you evidently discovered way before I did, because I just discovered him today!

    We should read these linked Scriptures with the attention they deserve.

    Context is so important here.

  • Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report Details Decades of Clerical Abuse Allegations

    08/15/2018 12:52:51 PM PDT · 81 of 84
    NKP_Vet to metmom

    Percentage wise there are just as many, and insurance companies say more, Protestants that are sex abusers.

  • Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report Details Decades of Clerical Abuse Allegations

    08/15/2018 12:49:37 PM PDT · 80 of 84
    NKP_Vet to caww

    Most crimes are committed by homosexuals. You can be a homosexual and also be pedophile. Most are.

  • Light in the Dark Ages: The Church and the saints shined bright during medieval times

    08/15/2018 12:42:13 PM PDT · 1 of 2
    CondoleezzaProtege
  • Cath. Priests to be Forced to Report Abuse Revealed in Confession Under Victorian Opposition Plan

    08/15/2018 12:39:28 PM PDT · 103 of 106
    ADSUM to DungeonMaster

    your comment: Given what the RCC has done with scripture to derive Marian “doctrines” they obviously can’t be trusted on this lesser issue like Church hierarchy.
    “Like Immaculate conception or assumption?”

    If you don’t trust the church that Jesus founded, then you don’t trust or believe Jesus. You can thank the Church that has provided the Bible from oral traditions for everyone, even if some non-Catholics do not accept all of it. And some do not fully accept many of the Words of God.

    As Jesus said:
    And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church,* and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it. 19l I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven.* Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

    Why has the Catholic Church survived for over 2000 years, even when the protestant reformation (even after 500 years with many followers) has not replaced the Catholic Church? Instead it has 30,000 different versions.

    Many have rejected the Catholic faith (even among the early church) but the Catholic Church continues to guide all that choose to Heaven (even with all of our worldly problems).

    In case you would like to learn more about the Immaculate Conception and the Assumption.
    https://www.catholic.com/tract/immaculate-conception-and-assumption

    Today is the Feast day of the Assumption

    Assumption. —The earliest known literary reference to the Assumption is found in the Greek work “De obitu S. Dominae”. Catholic faith, however, has always derived our knowledge of the mystery from Apostolic Tradition.

    I guess you don’t believe in the miracle of the dancing sun at Fatima in 1917.

    Fatima, Portugal, Oct 12, 2017 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On “the day the sun danced,” thousands of people bore witness to a miracle that not only proved the validity of the Fatima Marian apparitions, but also shattered the prevalent belief at the time that God was no longer relevant, according to one theologian.

    What crowds witnessed the day of the miracle was “the news that God, in the end, contrary to what was said in the philosophy books at that time, was alive and acting in the midst of men,” Dr. Marco Daniel Duarte told CNA.

    If one were to open philosophy books during that period, they would likely read something akin to the concept conceived by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, who boldly asserted in the late 1800s that “God is dead.”

    Yet as this and other philosophies like it were gaining steam in the life and thought of society, the Virgin Mary appears and tells three small shepherds that “God is alive and still attentive to humanity, even though humanity is waging war with one another.”

  • Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report Details Decades of Clerical Abuse Allegations

    08/15/2018 12:38:38 PM PDT · 79 of 84
    aMorePerfectUnion to Buckeye McFrog

    Posted upthread with reference link.

  • Vatican Advisor: Pope ‘Breaks Catholic Traditions Whenever He Wants’

    08/15/2018 12:34:36 PM PDT · 10 of 11
    circlecity to metmom
    "What the heck is that supposed to mean?"

    I think it means he's not a Christian so he doesn't have to worry about everything that goes with that.

  • Cath. Priests to be Forced to Report Abuse Revealed in Confession Under Victorian Opposition Plan

    08/15/2018 12:28:32 PM PDT · 102 of 106
    Mrs. Don-o to ealgeone
    Excuse me? Are you speaking to me? Because if you are, it's not true, not to the least degree. You are imagining this.

    Could it be that you, who have asserted that each person can interpret Scripture without the guidance of the Church, think I cannot?

    This is a conundrum, because I myself do not claim that everyone can sufficiently interpret Scripture for himself. To the contrary, I believe what St. Peter said about it:

    2 Peter 1:19-20
    "We also have the message of the prophets, which has been confirmed beyond doubt."

    So I have no doubt as to the application of these Scriptures. He goes on to say:

    "Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture comes from the prophet’s own interpretation."

    St. Paul says these gifts are given not to ourselves as individuals, but to the Church:

    1 Cor 12:28
    "And in the church God has appointed
    first of all apostles,
    second prophets,
    third teachers,
    then workers of miracles, and
    those with gifts of healing,
    helping,
    administration, and
    various tongues.

    Are all apostles?
    Are all prophets?
    Are all teachers?
    Do all work miracles?"

    So: I gather that the interpretations of Scripture which I have provided, are not the same as those you have gotten from your church (whatever it is). Has God appointed nobody for your church? Who is your "Apostle"? Who is your bishop?

  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(8/15/18)[Prayer]

    08/15/2018 12:06:31 PM PDT · 13 of 13
    left that other site to NEWwoman

    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem






    Thank You, NEWwoman, For Your Prayers (and interesting comment!) For the Peace of Jerusalem, For Our FRiends in Need, For Persecuted Believers, and For Our Beloved Nation.

    "The counsel of the LORD stands forever, The plans of His heart from generation to generation. Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance..” Psalm 33 NASB

    God Bless America!

    Blessings To All Who Visit This Garden of Prayer.



    This Symbol Represents Christians in The Middle East, who desperately need our Prayers.

    Hallelujah and Amen

    ML/LTOS
  • Cath. Priests to be Forced to Report Abuse Revealed in Confession Under Victorian Opposition Plan

    08/15/2018 12:03:34 PM PDT · 101 of 106
    Mrs. Don-o to ealgeone
    No, no one claims that those are taught, in fully elaborated form, in the Canon. They are sourced in Scripture:

    • Immaculate Conception (Luke 1:28 Chaire, Kercharitomene),
    • praying to Mary ( 1 Cor 12:21 the doctrine of the Body of Christ)
    • the Mass (1 Cor. 10:16)
    • clerical celibacy (1 Cor 7:28)
    • the papacy, (Matt. 16:19-19)

    But their more fully elaborated form has taken shape over time, guided by the Holy Spirit, Whose guidance was promised to the Church (John 16:13).
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 15 [Prayer and Meditation]

    08/15/2018 11:58:42 AM PDT · 6 of 6
    NEWwoman to OneVike

    A soft answer turns away wrath,
    00 But a harsh word stirs up anger.

    Amen