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Habemus Papam: Pope Francis I Ascends the Throne of Peter

JJoe Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 8:18 PM
Anti-Catholic "Bible Christian" bigots spew lies that have been firmly refuted for centuries. The Catholic Church teaches to have nothing but love for Protestants. Yet some Protestant leaders insist on teaching hate. "They worship Mary... They don't follow the Bible..." blah, blah. Where did the Bible came from? It didn't drop out of the sky into Luther's lap as he sat on the toilet. Where is sola scriptura in the Bible? It isn't. Must be rough basing your entire faith on something illogical on its face. The clearly holy man of faith Pope Francis will rightly pray for anti-Catholic haters from all sides. The sheer beauty of today must indeed be hard for them.
UltraMan Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 8:44 PM
So, you have to have the intercession of a priest to go to God?

The pope is infallible?

Mary is a deity?

Those are catholic precepts.

It's not hate to refute nonsense.
rgama Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 8:53 PM
Non-sense? You mean ...like the literal interpretation of the Old Testament?
Troglodite Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 8:53 PM
Catholics hold that:
1) The pope is infallible when he speaks ex cathedra on a matter of faith and morals.
2) Mary is deserving of the highest veneration and respect ("hyperdulia"), but that God alone deserves adoration and worship ("latria").

In short, UM, what you said are Catholic precepts are NOT really so. Do your homeowork before you write your own nonsense.
Troglodite Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 9:03 PM
"You have to have the intercession of a priest..." Catholics believe that it is God alone who forgives sins, that perfect sorrow for sin (a gift of grace) works remission of guilt, but that confession to a priest is the normal way of being reconciled to God and the Church. Public confession and penance were required very early on in the Church for apostasy, adultery, and murder, so the idea of confession to or before a human being is nothing new. Study your history, please.
Corbett_ Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 8:36 PM
Sounds like you're the one spouting hate.

The white smoke and ringing bells announced to the world that the cardinal electors had chosen a new pope, and about an hour later, Jorge Cardinal Bergoglio took St. Peter's balcony as Pope Francis I. He has the distinction of being the first pope from the Americas, as he is an Argentinian of Italian descent. He formerly served as the head of the Jesuit order, as well as Archbishop of Buenos Aires, and is currently 75 years old. Pope John Paul II named him a cardinal. He is said to be known for his humility and devotion to simplicity, which...