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To: Cicero
".... unless he repents before dying..."

That's antimonianist belief, not Catholic doctrine at all.

There really isn't any chance at all for Kennedy to "truly repent" anyway. His soul is already fully in the grasp of Satan, and that's just the way Ted likes it!

10 posted on 11/30/2003 4:25:34 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
".... unless he repents before dying..." That's antimonianist belief, not Catholic doctrine at all.

Calm yourself, there was no statement of doctrine. It should be clear that Ted Kennedy could still go to heaven.

13 posted on 11/30/2003 4:45:18 PM PST by JohnnyZ (Colgate Raiders Football -- 13-0 and advancing through the playoffs)
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To: muawiyah
In the Catholic religion there is always repentatnce and salvation....one just needs to ask for it.
22 posted on 11/30/2003 5:13:58 PM PST by Ann Archy
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To: muawiyah
Au contraire, traditional belief of Catholics is that, with the sole exception of the "sin against the Holy Spirit" (and no one is absolutely sure what that is) there is always hope of contrition and amendment.

God's grace is a free gift, but things have to get very bad indeed before He withdraws the chance to repent and change your ways.

Except for strict Calvinists, who believe you are either elect or reprobate and nothing can change it, many Protestants would more or less agree with this Catholic position.
38 posted on 11/30/2003 6:50:21 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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