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To: TexConfederate1861

"I'm not submitting, and that is for SURE!"

Nor I nor any Orthodox Christian; for that matter, most of the Eastern Rite Catholics aren't submitting even now. God willing, our hierarchs won't be as foolish as those who represented us at Florence! If they are, they'll meet with the same result their predecessors did.


15 posted on 02/03/2007 5:17:37 PM PST by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!)
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To: Kolokotronis; TexConfederate1861; Enosh
Every government ..... every corporation ... every enterprise .... has one person at its helm. Consensus can rule for just so long; ultimately it requires a 'final' decision maker. Is it so difficult to accept that even Christ recognized this and chose St. Peter to be that person? As such, successors to that chair have followed.

This is not intended to diminsh the roles of Patriarchs, Cardinals, Metropolitans, bishops, et al. If anything, it supports the need for their input into all discussions of faith. (I now know this intimately by virtue of my choosing to join the Maronite Catholic Church which has a Pariarch as its overseer.) But, ultimately, there needs to be a final voice. And that voice is the Successor of St. Peter.

18 posted on 02/03/2007 6:09:15 PM PST by NYer ("Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church" - Ignatius of Antioch)
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