A prominent American Catholic gay rights group was given VIP treatment for the first time at an audience with Pope Francis on Wednesday, a move members saw as a sign of change in the Roman Catholic Church.
"This is a sign of movement that's due to the Francis effect," said Sister Jeannine Gramick, co-founder of New Ways Ministry, which ministers to homosexual Catholics and promotes gay rights in the 1.2 billion-member Church.
Gramick and executive director Francis DeBernardo led a pilgrimage of 50 homosexual Catholics to the audience in St. Peter's Square....
UPS, I should have added this to my previous message, [URL=http://www.jpost.com/LandedPages/PrintArticle.aspx?id=288398]]]Martin Luther Revisited[/URL]. Franklin Graham seems to have a comment on everything, and this was two years back, [URL=http://www.christianpost.com/news/franklin-graham-says-god-not-pope-is-the-judge-on-homosexuality-111678/]]]http://www.christianpost.com/news/franklin-graham-says-god-not-pope-is-the-judge-on-homosexuality-111678/[/URL]. It's really a pity that Franklin doesn't realize [URL=http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=118121637304]]]The Inadequacy of Moralism[/URL] and also the Romish Church also! [URL=https://www.jashow.org/wiki/index.php/Should_Roman_Catholicism_Be_Considered_a_Christian_Religion%3F]]]Should Roman Catholicism really be classified as a Christian religion? -- No.[/URL]
Ups, I would really doubt those quotes being from Martin Luther it doesn't sound like him at all. He did have some bad things to say about Jews when I didn't instantly accept the golf ball from him. He was not a good Calvinist. Anyway more about Luther can be seen in this video, [URL=http://video.pbs.org/video/1379563195/]]]Martin Luther: Reluctant Revolutionary[/URL]
Hi US, what's disappointing is that the hard questions always go unanswered. The commets just stop. I don't recall any valid questions on this topic ever being answered by anyone in a rebuttal which I always find iinteresting. Anyway, as for Luther, no mans beliefs trump the Word of God, whether or not the Holy Spirit happened to use that man for His will at some point in time. The Holy Spirit can use anyone for anything at any time of His choosing, but that certainly doesn't mean that from that point forward, that man will be forever doctrinally flawless and inerrant. That sort of logic is just ridiculous.
John Yurich USA wrote: The Holy Spirit guided Luther ..
John Yurich, you have stated several times that you believe the actions and words of Luther were guided by the Holy Spirit. Look up his stands on the Peasants War and tell me that was led by the Holy Spirit.
Also, as noted in another thread hera are some quotes from Luther.
1: ‚ÄúI look upon God no better than a scoundrel‚ÄĚ (ref. Weimar, Vol. 1, Pg. 487. Cf. Table Talk, No. 963).
2: ‚ÄúChrist committed adultery first of all with the women at the well about whom St. John tell‚Äôs us. Was not everybody about Him saying: ‚ÄėWhatever has He been doing with her?‚Äô Secondly, with Mary Magdalen, and thirdly with the women taken in adultery whom He dismissed so lightly. Thus even, Christ who was so righteous, must have been guilty of fornication before He died.‚ÄĚ (ref. Trishreden, Weimer Edition, Vol. 2, Pg. 107. ‚Äď
3: ‚ÄúI have greater confidence in my wife and my pupils than I have in Christ‚ÄĚ (ref. Table Talk, 2397b).
Would you please explain how the Holy Sprit led him to such conclusions? Thanks.
Btw which pope do you believe in? What's happened to the 2nd commandment, that's right Catholicism knows better than god, then let's split the 10th into 2, in order to do away with second comm. Altogether as a means to introduce false worship, false gospel and Idolatry. I guess my bein so un_edumucated leaves me so confused cos I surely can't be expected to understand the Gospel until it is first distorted added to taken away from,and only then, through an educated Catholic should I dare to understand the word of God oops sorry I mean the word of pope.
Ha god bless you, money is something I have little of and little case for, hardi har my spelling and grammar I hope will not upset our Lord. The Branch Davidiens were s.d.a offshoot waiting for the second coming of Jesus. I personally was raised an rcc and well whatccan I say but good bless
I'll pray the Holy Spirit leads you and opens your eyes.. and yes I'm serious The Catholic Cult are diametrically opposed to the Teachings of our Lord. Can any one explain it any other way. Unless of course Jesus Himself was wrong. Pfft I really do pray for anyone who have been brainwashed by Catholicism. Even Satan recognises Jesus, and Islam does accept Jesus as a profit. So if it's impossible for profits to Lie Then Jesus is lord.
nun but the Bible alone wrote: http://wn.com/nun_roman_catholic This will tell you all you should require to know about Roman Catholic nuns and Bible Truth and Luther would add a hearty, amen to it, wouldn't he John Y and SteveR!
The Holy Spirit guided Luther to retain nuns in the Lutheran Church so obviously the Holy Spirit had no problem with nuns being in the Lutheran Church. Lutheran nuns are different then Catholic nuns in case you are not aware of that fact. Lutheran nuns don't pray to the Virgin Mary and the Saints. Lutheran nuns only pray to Jesus.
John Yurich USA wrote: There is nowhere in the Bible where the word nun is mentioned. But Luther was guided by the Holy Spirit to retain nuns in the Lutheran Church so obviously the Holy Spirit has no problem with nuns or He would not have guided Luther to retain nuns in the Lutheran Church. Just because there are no nuns mentioned in the Bible does not mean that there is something wrong with Lutheran nuns.
The wicked love to ask ... Where is 'trinity' in the Bible? and stuff like that
Truth is Anglican, Lutheran and even the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands supported nun like positions(Deaconess/Hospitallar) in their Churches.
Dorcas wrote: Please provide chapter and verse from the Bible where we can find women called 'nuns' in the Bible? Thank-you.
There is nowhere in the Bible where the word nun is mentioned. But Luther was guided by the Holy Spirit to retain nuns in the Lutheran Church so obviously the Holy Spirit has no problem with nuns or He would not have guided Luther to retain nuns in the Lutheran Church. Just because there are no nuns mentioned in the Bible does not mean that there is something wrong with Lutheran nuns.