Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday called on bishops from around the world to revive the Christian faith among those who have forgotten or abandoned it.
The Church needs a new ‚Äúmissionary dynamic‚ÄĚ of lay people and must pay ‚Äúparticular attention (to) baptized people who do not live according to the requirements of the baptism,‚ÄĚ he said as 262 bishops wound up a three-week huddle that broached all major issues and crises shaking the 2,000-year-old institution.
Clerics must also apply ‚Äúnew methods, a new language that suits different cultures‚ÄĚ in their bid for a ‚Äúnew evangelism,‚ÄĚ he said during a closing mass at Saint Peter‚Äôs....
I remember seeing the ABC news report and the Romish Church didn't really know that abuse was going on! Ah, if there are Australians or anyone else who believes that, I have this really nice bridge that spans the Sydney Harbor, that I would like to sale you!
Oh, I wouldn't say s.r. One would also ask if they did the right thing if they did have sex. If they did, did they get married? This I would think would be the case with many Evangelicals, but not so with Catholics and atheists. Is it right to fornicate, no, but perhaps just as importantly what did they do after the sinning?
1 Corinthians 6 9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in the Spirit of our God.---NASB
Again, this is not to justify the above behavior, but notice how the Romish Church tries to cover up child abuse, and when one of the few priests are brought before any secular court they are nearly dead of old age. Most of the condemned priests are already dead! Contact SNAP---Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests for any abuse by clergymen.
One of the biggest obstacles to repentance for revival in the [Evangelical Protestant] Church is the basic fact that almost all singles outside the Church and a majority inside the Church are sleeping with each other. In other words, good old-fashioned fornication. -Pastor Tim Keller, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Manhattan NYC, The Gospel Coalition 2013 National Conference, A Biblical Theology of Revival Q&A, Responding to the question: Can you identify a couple of the major obstacles for our current culture when it comes to seeing revival or spiritual renewal in the church, especially with respect to repentance?
Breaking News wrote: --- The surprising popularity of Pope Francis could prompt Orthodox leaders to ease their opposition.
New guys on the block are popular not for themselves, but for hopes people carry within them. We see it frequently with pop stars. The fans don't know the pop stars from Adam, but with their weeping and carrying on, act as if their future were dependent on them. Anyone, anything but Christ.
"71% of Russians hope for a visit by Pope Francis: Rome-Moscow tensions eased during Benedict's pontificate"
A striking 71% of Russia's people hope for a visit by Pope Francis to their country, according to a new poll by the Lavada Center in Moscow. Only 9% of those surveyed voiced opposition to a papal visit.
Pope John Paul II had long hoped to make a visit to Moscow, but faced steady resistance from the leadership of the Russian Orthodox Church. While tensions between Rome and Moscow eased during the pontificate of Benedict XVI, the Moscow Patriarchate continued to insist that further ecumenical progress was needed before a papal visit could take place. The surprising popularity of Pope Francis could prompt Orthodox leaders to ease their opposition.
Hmm, in other places I have pointed this out before, and to you John Y., you aren't a Christian if you attend the Romish Church because you know,
John MacArthur wrote: Martin Luther finally declared, quote: ‚ÄúWe here are of the conviction that the Papacy is the seat of the true and real Antichrist. I owe the Pope no other obedience than that I owe to Antichrist.‚ÄĚ Luther said, ‚ÄúI am persuaded that if at this time St. Peter in person should preach all the articles of holy Scripture and only deny the Pope‚Äôs authority, power and primacy and say that the Pope is not the head of all Christendom, they would cause him to be hanged. Yet if Christ Himself were again on earth and should preach without all doubt, the Pope would crucify Him again.‚ÄĚ