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The Malicious Mangling of the Virgin Mary

crognale Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 10:49 AM
Thou art Peter and upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. With those words Jesus Christ instituted the Catholic Church. We are the one, true, original church on earth. We can trace our Papal lineage in an unbroken line directly back to Christ Himself. NO other religion can make that claim. All of the Christian churches today are valid expressions of the belief in Jesus as out Lord and Savior but none but the Catholics can claim to be the original Catholic Church. Poster such as ElhuE and AmyDB have been taught from childhood to hate the Catholic church. Sad.
eddie again Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 11:03 AM
in addtion crognale, how ignorant must a human being be to not realize that every organization requires leadership? why would the Lord's Church be any different?

and, who but the Lord could create an organization that would guarantee that its teachings be faithful to Him?
crognale Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 10:56 AM
make that one sentence "none but the Catholics can claim to be the original Christian Church" My typo. One more comment. Some of the posters further down make the specious claims that the Catholic Church added a lot of things, etc. Remember the words of Jesus. After He said thou art Peter, etc. He also said. I give you the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven, whatsoever you bind on earth shall be bound in Heaven. Whatsoever you loose on earth shall be loosed in Heaven. This is the ultimate authority that the church uses when she makes her decisions about the faith.
crognale Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 10:56 AM
make that one sentence "none but the Catholics can claim to be the original Christian Church" My typo. One more comment. Some of the posters further down make the specious claims that the Catholic Church added a lot of things, etc. Remember the words of Jesus. After He said thou art Peter, etc. He also said. I give you the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven, whatsoever you bind on earth shall be bound in Heaven. Whatsoever you loose on earth shall be loosed in Heaven. This is the ultimate authority that the church uses when she makes her decisions about the faith.
A Christian can be crushed gazing at the picture of Mary standing at the foot of the cross, watching her beloved son suffocate and die. But in that vision, she stands there for hours, patiently enduring her suffering. For two millennia, she has been a role model for Christians, a woman who practiced obedience in the most difficult of human circumstances, with fervent hope for what this sacrifice will offer all mankind as it struggles with sin.

This is why it seems so hard to reflect that vision of patience when black-hearted "artists" practice character assassination on the Blessed Virgin...