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 â€śmissionary dynamicâ€ť of lay people and must pay â€śparticular attention (to) baptized people who do not live according to the requirements of the baptism,â€ť 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 â€śnew methods, a new language that suits different culturesâ€ť in their bid for a â€śnew evangelism,â€ť he said during a closing mass at Saint Peterâ€™s....
Matthew 19 12 "For there are eunuchs who were born that way from their mother's womb; and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are also eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to accept this, let him accept it." 13 Then some children were brought to Him so that He might lay His hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them. 14 But Jesus said, "Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."---NASB
I'm beginning to think some laws need to be changed to help these Romish priests--witchdoctors of Satan. Abuse by Priests.
What really concerns me about the Roman Catholics now being referred to as Christian, is that those who are ready to attack the Christian faith are given more ammunition with the fallacy of equivocation ("the misleading use of a term with more than one meaning or sense"). Atrocities that were once attributed to, The Catholic faith, are now (even in historical documentaries), blanketed over the Christian faith in terms of responsibility. When in truth, persons who had been following Jesus' teaching during these alluded to points in history, would have been tortured, executed, and/or exiled as heretics.
If people represent themselves as police officers unlawfully, they are charged for impersonating a police officer. Moreover, in every occupation people expect to see the attributes of the said occupation in the person professing that line of work before they hire them. Yet, if individuals, or groups say they are Christians, people accept without merit. I have experienced this in general, and I have experienced this personally with a professor who went against me vehemently to argue that the Nazi's were Christians.
â€śFor a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit." â€” Luke 6:44 (NKJV)
[/QUOTE]The paganist potpourri of Catholicism and the Poope makes me sick. He is the most arrogant individual, next to the devil, anyone can have in view. How can fallible men, of which many are actual know perverts, choose someone infallible? Catholics, like Islamists, have been brainwashed and intimidated into believing that hogwash. Remember, it is not easy to be ostracized from friends and love ones. There were many threats children had to face. But to continue believing that sand makes a strong foundation is ludicrous. O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!(Deu. 32:29)). Pray for the captives. Pray, pray, pray. Them present the true Gospel of God's dear Son.
Frank wrote: I agree Jessica. I grew up in a catholic family and when someone knocked on our doors with tracts or whatever, we simply told them we were catholic and they left. If anyone referred to us as Christians, we would correct them and say, no we are catholic. I think Vatican 2 changed their methods and now they are synonymous with christianity. No one in the mainstream media or no politican would dare question their claim to being christians now. We even have our RC trolls on this Christian site. Anyway, I now consider them to be the future great whore noted in Revelations and they are satan's church on this earth. Why, because they have confused the most people by their counterfeit gospel. And of course, their leader is deemed to be Christ on earth. Amazing
Frank Jessica I remember the same kind of things and yes RC are a great mission field that Imho requres much prayer and seeking God because of the betrayal of the ecumenical movement and their bogus sinner's prayer go to heaven when you die fake converts
To be absolutely clear I am entirely in favor of genuine brokenhearted repentant prayer that under the conviction of the Holy Brings brings a sinner to God real praying to be saved from their sins
[QUOTE]No one in the mainstream media or no politican would dare question their claim to being christians now. We even have our RC trolls on this Christian site.
Why, because they have confused the most people by their counterfeit gospel.[/QUOTE]Catholics are not the only ones attempting to silence evangelist. I have submitted one sermon for listener comments. It has yet to post. Am I being silenced? I think so.
Jessica Dawson wrote: I remember the days when if a Catholic was referred to as a Christian they would say: "I am not a Christian; I am a Catholic."
I agree Jessica. I grew up in a catholic family and when someone knocked on our doors with tracts or whatever, we simply told them we were catholic and they left. If anyone referred to us as Christians, we would correct them and say, no we are catholic. I think Vatican 2 changed their methods and now they are synonymous with christianity. No one in the mainstream media or no politican would dare question their claim to being christians now. We even have our RC trolls on this Christian site.
Anyway, I now consider them to be the future great whore noted in Revelations and they are satan's church on this earth. Why, because they have confused the most people by their counterfeit gospel. And of course, their leader is deemed to be Christ on earth. Amazing
Falling down on the job on what's happening Down Under! This only partially concerns Australia, Catholic Church faces international fallout over sex abuse cover ups, an excerpt from which, "An Australian Archbishop accused of covering up child-sex abuse has added to the pressure on the Vatican, which is also dealing with a case in Chile where a bishop faces similar accusations.
"The Archbishop of Adelaide is taking indefinite leave from his roles in the church."
A story that just covers Australia,
John Ellis wrote: I'd like to think that the Catholic Church and a lot of other institutions as well have come to recognise that they've abused the privileged position that they've been given under the law, and that they need to come and step in line with other institutions in the community and be responsible for the harm that their conduct has caused.
If ists was truly interested in stoping child abuse, it would incourage the abused to go to their local law authorities first and get the offending priests behind bars Organizations like SNAP, SNAP---Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests should also be consulted by the abused.
Frank Hough wrote: "They explain to the person their options of going through the criminal process, or through the church process, but the person has the option of taking the criminal process or the church process."
The same old nonsense! Pope Benny 16, is known to support this policy, Vatican told bishops to cover up sex abuse , from which, "The 69-page Latin document bearing the seal of Pope John XXIII was sent to every bishop in the world. The instructions outline a policy of 'strictest' secrecy in dealing with allegations of sexual abuse and threatens those who speak out with excommunication.
They also call for the victim to take an oath of secrecy at the time of making a complaint to Church officials. It states that the instructions are to 'be diligently stored in the secret archives of the Curia [Vatican] as strictly confidential. Nor is it to be published nor added to with any commentaries.'"
Michael, thanks for paying attention. I do appreciate it. You just better spell out the line of inquiry you want me to discuss?
For example, do this search on Google: "child abuse cases Lincoln Nebr. churches" I believe you'll find only one non-Romish incident mentioned, involving a Protestant Church. Do I think there are more instances than that in this area, with Protestant churches in my neck of the woods -- Yes!!! However, you'll the major mention of that of the Romish Church. One reason, most protestant parents wouldn't hesitate to turn in a person who was abusing their children, they don't attribute magical powers to their leadership, as the Catholics do, q.v., The Scandal of the Catholic Priesthood Anyway, there's much more mention of Romish child abuse behavior in Nebraska than Protestant
But, yes, Protestant parents should see that guidelines such as Sexual Abuse Issues in the Church; Raising the Bar (printable format) is followed by their own churches and make changes in their church practices, or if necessary in their church membership.