Pope Francis breaks another barrier as first Jesuit pontiff
Pope Francis is unique not just for being the first Latin American pope. He's also the first Jesuit pope, possibly signaling a renewed emphasis on traditional Catholic theology by the church.
The Society of Jesus, as the Jesuits are formally known, observes a vow of poverty, and as archbishop of Buenos Aires, the former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was known for his accessibility and simplicity, said Michael Sheeran, president-elect of the American Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.
The new pope has been a vocal opponent of abortion and especially of same-sex marriage, saying in 2010 that its role was to "seriously injure the family." He said the practice deprived children of "the human growth that God wanted them given by a father and a mother."
That position drew a rebuke from Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, who called Bergoglio a relic of "medieval times and the...
In one of my earlier messages I gave a good article on The Jesuits. It left out one very important quote from one of the founders of this unholy order:
Ignatious Loyola wrote: That we may be altogether of the same mind and in conformity, ‚Ä¶. if [the Church] shall have defined anything to be black which to our eyes appears to be white, we ought in like manner to pronounce it to be black
Ah, SA, should have put up an article how the Pope Francis is planning to live in he hotel like structure located next to the grandiose and secretive chambers that Popes have inhabited for a century. Perhaps he's worried what happened to Was Pope John Paul I murdered?. There seems to be economic factions in the Romish Church either very right or very left wing, and it looks like the new Unholiness tends towards the left, which could be dangerous for his health? Everything you need to know about Pope Francis‚Äôs macroeconomic views. It would not be a bad decision on his part to have more public living arrangements than Pope JP1.
@Wheel, thanks, I will check out the site, for sure, but we see things much differently. I did a lot of research before taking on this enormous endeavor and found most sites lacking in content, difficult to navigate, very novice, or just plain hostile to the Roman Catholics they are supposedly trying to reach. This site will be an easy to navigate, content rich, compassionate site, that will provide one stop shopping; covering every dogma, ritual, and doctrine of the Roman system. When you do a search on Google for a local restaurant, it never returns just one result, there will be many options so that you can choose the one that best fits your needs, taste, style, comfort level, etc. I figure that even if the site you posted happens to be a carbon copy of what I am working on, then great...the more, the better. Even though you may have four brand new wheels on your vehicle, it's always good to have that spare handy. I will check the site out today though...thanks for the link.
cv wrote: It would be hard for me to believe that when the local masonic order had a "buy one get one free" magic underwear sale, that Chuck Colsen who was one never to pass over a good bargain didn't pick one up for Albert Mohler. These are among the same sick lost bunch of "evangelicals" who brought us the ECT. Albert Mohler ought not to be given a voice as a Christian leader so long as he continues as a nuncio. Christians ought not to be decieved by Mohler's doublespeak of, "not recognizing the Pope but accept his very important role." For hear, he only masks "alliances" and "partnership".
Since I am not a fan of Al Mohler, let me add this. Not only did he help originate the Manhatten Declaration and has refused to recant what he did, but he also publicly predicted we should not be surprised if one day a gay gene is discovered.
tragic irony wrote: "In other words, it‚Äôs going to be the Protestants who have the least belief in the validity of his (Pope Francis') office who will agree with him (on his commitments to family and marriage and truth, and the sanctity of human life) more than liberal Protestants." -Albert Mohler
It would be hard for me to believe that when the local masonic order had a "buy one get one free" magic underwear sale, that Chuck Colsen who was one never to pass over a good bargain didn't pick one up for Albert Mohler. These are among the same sick lost bunch of "evangelicals" who brought us the ECT.
Albert Mohler ought not to be given a voice as a Christian leader so long as he continues as a nuncio. Christians ought not to be decieved by Mohler's doublespeak of, "not recognizing the Pope but accept his very important role." For hear, he only masks "alliances" and "partnership".
Hebrews 2:1-3 KJV 1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. 2 For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; 3 How shall we escape, if **we neglect so great salvation**; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him.
"In other words, it‚Äôs going to be the Protestants who have the least belief in the validity of his (Pope Francis') office who will agree with him (on his commitments to family and marriage and truth, and the sanctity of human life) more than liberal Protestants." -Albert Mohler
The wheel wrote: Are you trying to reinvent the wheel? Have you seen for instance: Brother Mizzi's Website I love its simplicity and how he says things. Check it out!
Wheel IMHO we ought to be encouraged by and applaud Christopher000's efforts and here is some of the why:
While more mature and studied believers may indeed say and communicate at a deeper level than we might the Truth of the Gospel when we engage in a genuine labor of love for Christ we gain a huge "ownership" of what God in His grace brings into our lives through our study of His Word and seeking Him in prayer we will never get by merely quoting the best of authorities.
AND when the "material" is ours God is justified in using us, not by "accident" but on purpose, to labor in the lives of those He is about bringing to Salvation
AND such study and seeking God "paves the way" for others to similarly commit themselves their lives, time and effort to seek to learn from God, live by what He says and communicate and teach others what God has made "experientially real" in their faith as well.
I know a godly teenage girl who has oten heard, 'I wish I had your faith' to which she replies:
Christopher000 wrote: I am currently building a website that addresses the Roman machine. Doctrine by doctrine, dogma by dogma, ritual by ritual. I'm building it to be very user friendly, going topic by topic, exhaustively, but in an interesting, factual, informative, and readable way so as not to lose, confuse, or overload anyone. This isn't an easy thing though because there is so much information and history. The title is: Roman Catholocism: The Worlds Greatest Mass Deception. I have also started a mirror or it which will be a PowerPoint presentation that will also be converted to a video for YouTube. I still have a lot of work left though.
Thanks, ideas...mental note made. I have considered something similar. Something like, "Why is it wrong to pray the rosary?" From there, I could give a very detailed answer using the Bible to convict the practice, vocalize the dangers, etc. I have considered having some type of simple question/answer session embedded within the site more as a quick reference type of thing in addition to the main content.
Oh brother, sorry about this but I forgot something that got cut off in the original post: If anyone has a minute here and there to pray about it, that would be cool. Only if you want to though. If you don't, that's ok because I'm sure everyone has loads of things you need to pray for already.
...Even if it takes 6 months to finish, I figure it's worth it because eternity is a long, long time and I wouldn't wish Hell upon anyone...not even my worst enemy. I haven't even parked a domain ne yet which I really should get done. I was thinking, "The Great Deception", or similar.
Angela Wittman from SW IL writes: Christopher, please be sure to share with us a link to your website... You can email me a link, if you would like.
I will, Angela. I have the actual website coded for the most part but find myself constantly fine tuning because I am a bit obsessive compulsive...nothing is ever good enough. I also have some of the content finished but I need to fine tune it. I have some of the less time consuming topics finished in a semi-rough way, but I am having trouble with others because there is just so much to cover, so much history, and so many Biblical comparisons that need to be made, that I get overwhelmed because I want to cover everything, completely, but at the same time, I don't want to overwhelm, confuse, or turn off the visitor. I'm still trying to figure out the best format and am thinking that I may be planning to cover way too much on each topic and should streamline it somehow without effecting the punch that I want. Well, anyway, I'm pretty good at figuring these things out and I am certain that this is important to God so I am fully expecting Him to give me a hand...ha-ha. Boy, I hope so because this is such a huge project for myself that I get nervous. Even if it takes me 6 months to finsih, I figure that if it changes even one p