Mike wrote: The true body of Christ has choices. Maybe doing the comforting the Catholics are doing, but in Jesus' name, would be a better approach
Question: Why did the Roman Catholics go the way of their religion? Answer: Man has 'religion' in his heart but does not have 'faith' in there to guide it into divine truth. Therefore man makes human choices which appear to him as religious but in effect are merely emotive and affections. These cater to his need to help others and live in community and family. This man made religion brings with it mans need for material and temporal rites, ceremonies and palpable and tangible icons which he can relate to by his senses, eg the graven images. Thus do we discern and observe the Roman Catholic religion of mans invention with rituals and relics, which exclude the Lord.
The great problem with mans religion is that it is idolatrous and 'alternative' to God, Christ and the Holy Spirit, whose religion is only by faith and is spiritual not worldly. The reason why the Roman Catholic religion cannot work is that God is not there. Yes there may be human communication of human affection and even comfort but no divine purpose and no Holy Spirit in power. That is no crucified Christ.