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FRANCISCAN FRIARS PRAYING TO ARCHBISHOP SHEEN FOR MIRACLE FOR SCHIAVO
EWTN News ^ | March 11, 2005 | Catholic News Agency

Posted on 03/12/2005 1:06:34 AM PST by Lauren BaRecall

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To: Campion
If Christians stop being able to pray for one another and love one another when they are separated by physical death, I'd say death has quite a sting, and the grave has quite a victory.

BINGO! It means that Christ did not conquer death by his Sacrifice. It means that Christ's Passion and Death was insufficient.

...'I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'? He is not the God of the dead, but of the living."

And that was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay after the physical deaths of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

101 posted on 03/12/2005 8:25:07 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (Let me go indulge myself with a bit of chocolate Haagen-Dazs Life Support.)
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To: Lauren BaRecall

We have no way of knowing whether any man, with the single exception of Jesus Christ, has or will go to heaven after death. Only God knows the true condition of a man's soul.

The title of the thread read "...PRAYING TO ARCHBISHOP SHEEN FOR MIRACLE ...". I am all for praying for miracles, but only to God, the source of all that is miraculous. Nowhere in scripture does it ever suggest that we should pray to anyone other than God.

For the record, death in itself is a miracle. Leaving your earthly body behind and receiving a new body is the ultimate healing, and God has provided that for us. It is time to let her go.


102 posted on 03/13/2005 4:03:21 AM PST by deaconjim (Freep the world!)
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To: Lauren BaRecall

We have no way of knowing whether any man, with the single exception of Jesus Christ, has or will go to heaven after death. Only God knows the true condition of a man's soul.

The title of the thread read "...PRAYING TO ARCHBISHOP SHEEN FOR MIRACLE ...". I am all for praying for miracles, but only to God, the source of all that is miraculous. Nowhere in scripture does it ever suggest that we should pray to anyone other than God.

For the record, death in itself is a miracle. Leaving your earthly body behind and receiving a new body is the ultimate healing, and God has provided that for us. It is time to let her go.


103 posted on 03/13/2005 4:03:22 AM PST by deaconjim (Freep the world!)
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To: deaconjim
That's merely a difference in language. Catholics use the term "pray to" in a way that means something quite different than the way fundamentalist Protestants do. It's a more archaic meaning of the word, perhaps.

If you read 19th century and older literature, you will see the word "pray" used in a very different way than the way most Protestants use it today. When we "pray to" Bishop Sheen or Mary, we are simply asking them to pray for us. We do not offer them worship, which is due only to God, but we do venerate and respect them.

104 posted on 03/13/2005 5:26:30 AM PST by B Knotts
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To: Salvation
The first miracle worked by Christ at Cana was done through the intercession of Mary, the Mother of Christ. Simple, no?

So from that, you extrapolate a policy of calling on the dead, to get God's attention... The Mormon's have seized on an obscure text which allows them to baptize themselves for a dead person's benefit. does that seem like the same thing, to you?

Where is this tradition found in the Scriptures?

IMO, we only need speak to God!

Matt6:6ff-

6 But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 7 "And in praying do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard for their many words. 8 Do not be like them,for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. 9 Pray then like this: Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread; 12 And forgive us our debts, As we also have forgiven our debtors...

Phillipians 6:1ff-

1 Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved. 2 I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord. 3 And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life. 4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. 5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. 6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. 9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

Jesus, God Incarnate, spoke of getting God's attention, not some saint, or even his mom. She was a vessel, used by God, just as the clay pot! Paul, another vessel of God's choice, was a Jewish scholar, blinded and changed... Peter was a fisherman, to whom God revealed the mysteries of life, on a roof top, and gave freedom a visual reference. He was not the head of the church, he was called a rock... and denied Christ! He was another vessel... but no more impotant than the pot of water, turned to wine! They all served to point at God in our midst!

105 posted on 03/13/2005 5:51:36 AM PST by pageonetoo (You'll spot their posts soon enough!)
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To: Campion

Well, Jesus refered to them as sleeping but there is still no scriptural basis for praying to them and there is certainly no need at that point to pray for them.


106 posted on 03/14/2005 8:34:54 AM PST by The Lumster
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