MARSEILLE, France ‚ÄĒ The bright cafeteria of St. Mauront Catholic School is conspicuously quiet: It is Ramadan, and 80 percent of the students are Muslim. When the lunch bell rings, girls and boys stream out past the crucifixes and the large wooden cross in the corridor, heading for Muslim midday prayer.
‚ÄúThere is respect for our religion here,‚ÄĚ said Nadia Oualane, 14, a student of Algerian descent who wears her hair hidden under a black head scarf. ‚ÄúIn the public school,‚ÄĚ she added, gesturing at nearby buildings, ‚ÄúI would not be allowed to wear a veil.‚ÄĚ...
What and you mean, Lance that the former nun doesn't know anything? [URL=http://www.catholicconcerns.com/MaryWorship.html]]]Mary Worship?--A Study of Catholic Practice and Doctrine[/URL]. Grind up those statues, Lance, and make something holy out them such as grouting for walls. [URL=http://www.ihcc.org/images/booklets/pdf/L117.pdf]]]Christian and Catholics -- never together![/URL]
Jim Lincoln wrote: [URL=http://www.biblebb.com/files/MAC/90-314.htm]]]Exposing the Idolatry of Mary Worship: An Overview[/URL] plus [URL=http://www.biblebb.com/files/MAC/90-315.htm]]]Exposing the Idolatry of Mary Worship: Catholic Dogma, Pt. 1[/URL] and [URL=http://www.biblebb.com/files/MAC/90-316.htm]]]Exposing the Idolatry of Mary Worship: Catholic Dogma, Pt. 2[/URL].
I suppose John Macarthur means well, but he really doesn't understand anything.
Where do you see Mary between "God and men" ? Jesus is God. "I and my Father are one." Show us one time in the Holy Bible where someone prayed to anyone else but God the Father. Read Luke 11:2, these are the Lord Jesus's words.
They do, G.G.? [URL=http://www.biblebb.com/files/MAC/90-314.htm]]]Exposing the Idolatry of Mary Worship: An Overview[/URL] plus [URL=http://www.biblebb.com/files/MAC/90-315.htm]]]Exposing the Idolatry of Mary Worship: Catholic Dogma, Pt. 1[/URL] and [URL=http://www.biblebb.com/files/MAC/90-316.htm]]]Exposing the Idolatry of Mary Worship: Catholic Dogma, Pt. 2[/URL]. I would suggest then you stop [URL=http://www.catholicconcerns.com/Statues.html]]]Venerating Statues[/URL]--[URL=http://www.johnankerberg.org/Articles/roman-catholicism/RC1299W2.htm]]]Is A Catholic Christian An Oxymoron?[/URL]
OC401965: If you would take half as much time to understand what your adversary truly believes, the we Catholics wouldn't have to shake our heads at your total, abject, ignorace of the subject. Catholicism teaches that there is only one God of three Divine personalities...and Mary isn't one of them. Jesus is the only mediator between God the Father and man, but any one can mediate between man and Jesus...even Protestants. Over 2000 years of Christianity says that your dead wrong about her Virginity...even Luther and Calvin.
ENGINEER wrote: The Marian Apparitions plan to unite all religions under the Roman Catholic Church.
Not quite, Engineer. There is no way that the RCC would wish to unite all religions under its own banner, since all religions apart from the RCC contain falsehood.
The hope is that all religions, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, will come to be abandoned in favour of Catholicism.
God seems to have intervened in the writing of the Koran, since Mary is mentioned in it more than any other woman. This may have been his way of preparing Muslims to recognize the truth of the Catholic Church.
The realization of this still lies in the future. (But there are straws in the wind.)
Incidentally, one or two of the apparitions mentioned in the article you link to are regarded as false by the RCC.
[URL=http://www.biblebelievers.com/tetlow/queenofall01.html]]]Apparitions plan to unite all religions Under RCC [/URL] The Marian Apparitions plan to unite all religions under the Roman Catholic Church. Mary...Millions of Catholics travel to shrines to pray before her image. But what is not commonly known is that Muslims also hold her in high regard, and even among Hindus and Buddhists there is worship of goddesses that bear a striking resemblance to the Catholic Mary. Read chapter one of this new book.
Part of the problem is the position of the very church to which you belong, John. Read what the catechism says regarding Muslims. It is then no surprise Catholics are not as faithful today and the Muslims are populating the schools.
Just Wondering wrote: I know this is slightly off the subject, but I know there will be catholics on this site that will comment on this story. Below is a site that shows the different prayers to Mary. Do any of you catholics agree with praying these prayers to Mary? http://www.jorieken.nl/Marypages/PrayerstoMary.htm
As a Catholic I do not agree with prayers to the Virgin Mary. I only agree with praying the first half of the Hail Mary Prayer because the first half comes directly from the Gospel Of Saint Luke and thus the first half is totally scriptural. Whereas the second half of the Hail Mary Prayer is not found anywhere in the Bible and thus the second half is totally unscriptural.
As regard to this story. It is pretty stupid that the Catholic Parochial School in France allows the Muslim students to practice the Satanic religion of Islam in that Catholic Parochial School. Another thing that is pretty weird is why is 80 percent of the students enrolled at that Catholic Parochial School Muslim. Where are all the Catholic students?
I know this is slightly off the subject, but I know there will be catholics on this site that will comment on this story. Below is a site that shows the different prayers to Mary. Do any of you catholics agree with praying these prayers to Mary? http://www.jorieken.nl/Marypages/PrayerstoMary.htm
[URL=http://www.chick.com/bc/2004/ecumenism.asp]]]FATIMA worshipped by RCC and Islam[/URL] After the first story in the link talks of U.S. schools teaching Muslim doctrine, the 3rd post tells why RCC would be friendly to Islam.
"Millions of pilgrims visit the Fatima shrine each year where the Virgin Mary goddess appeared to three children nearly 100 years ago. Delegates to the annual "Vatican and UN inspired" gathering were told that the shrine was to be revamped.
The shrines rector, Monsignor Luciano Guerra, stated: "The future of Fatima, or the adoration of God and His mother at this holy Shrine, must pass through the creation of a shrine where different religions can mingle."
One delegate told the congress that "...already in the Far East, millions of Hindus are getting 'positive vibrations' from visiting Marian shrines without endangering their faith." Others spoke of the fact that Muhammad had a daughter named "Fatima."
Dupuis argued that the other "religious traditions" were part of God's plan and "the Holy Spirit is operating and present in Buddhist, Hindu, and other sacred writings" and shared in the "same mystery of salvation. In the end it is hoped that the Christian will be a better Christian and each Hindu a better Hindu." "