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Christmas is a Reminder and a Test

goldilocks Wrote: Dec 22, 2012 9:59 AM
But only Catholics are true christians!
Dreadnaught011 Wrote: Dec 22, 2012 2:03 PM

I know their are countless Christian sects and denomminations; but one apostolic faith. The faith of Christ's apostles.

What does that make of non-catholic faith? Simple; it is the faith of unfaithful souls. They would rather not be faithful to what Christ's apostles gave the world. They're still Christians, of course. Unfaithful ones. Even so; if they love Jesus, that's a good start.

BonnyB Wrote: Dec 22, 2012 10:07 AM

"The greatest gift which America has received from the Lord is the faith which has forged its Christian identity," Pope John Paul II wrote in a document on the Church in America in 1999. Here at the end of 2012, the words might be the rallying cry of the season -- a reminder, a challenge, a warning -- and a gift to be pondered born of a grotto in Bethlehem.

And it's not just something for Christians. As the pope wrote at the time: "The evangelization which accompanied the European migrations has shaped America's religious profile, marked by moral values which, though...