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Do Roman Catholics consider Protestants to be Christians?[open]
5/19/08 | me

Posted on 05/19/2008 5:38:23 PM PDT by netmilsmom

To follow-up, Thanks to all the wonderful Non-catholics who said that Catholics were Christians, this post is for the Catholics to chime in.

Do you think Protestants are Brothers and Sisters in Christ? Are Protestants Christians?


TOPICS: Ecumenism; General Discusssion; Religion & Culture; Theology
KEYWORDS: baptism; catholic; christian; christianity; myopine
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To: acapesket

DUH!
Sorry... YES!!
I AM AN IRISH CATHOLIC!
What could be worse than that?
We have a running tab with our Jewish friends as to whose Mothers can inflict the most GUILT.
Currently a toss -up!

LOL.


21 posted on 05/19/2008 5:53:37 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: netmilsmom

Catholics do call Protestants Brothers and Sisters in Christ. Mormons are not considered Christian by the Catholic faith. Sorry, but true.


22 posted on 05/19/2008 5:53:57 PM PDT by ricks_place
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To: netmilsmom

If you are baptized according to the Trinitarian Formula and believe the Nicene Creed, you’re a Christian, IMHO. Now, whether they are Churches, or whether they have the fullness of Truth, those are whole other issues. ;-)


23 posted on 05/19/2008 5:54:50 PM PDT by thefrankbaum (Ad maiorem Dei gloriam)
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To: acapesket

>>We have a running tab with our Jewish friends as to whose Mothers can inflict the most GUILT.<<

THAT’S where I got it from!


24 posted on 05/19/2008 5:55:44 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Ironmom. (but really made from Gold plated titanium))
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To: netmilsmom

Most certainly. Especially since I am a Catholic married to a Baptist.


25 posted on 05/19/2008 5:58:49 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: the invisib1e hand; All
"... slam the Blessed Mother..."

Many of us share reverence for Mary and would never do that.

Thank you all for your kind comments.

26 posted on 05/19/2008 5:59:20 PM PDT by Enosh (†)
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To: buccaneer81

>>Most certainly. Especially since I am a Catholic married to a Baptist.<<

Mine was Presbyterian!


27 posted on 05/19/2008 6:00:34 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Ironmom. (but really made from Gold plated titanium))
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To: netmilsmom

Yes, Catholics believe that any person who is baptized with water, in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is baptized, and therefore a Christian, unless and until he renounces that baptism of his own free will.

We also believe that since Jesus established only one church and desired we remain one in Him, that there is only one church.

So, we believe that any person who is validly baptized (see above) is a member of the one universal Catholic Church, making him/her a Christian.

We believe the person remains a member of the Catholic Church unless and until he renounces membership in it.

As such, we consider all baptized Christians to be part of the communion of saints, and members of the same body of Christ, ie the same Church or Community.

I apologize in advance if I have phrased something either in a theologically deficient manner or in a way that seems too blunt or shocking to anyone.


28 posted on 05/19/2008 6:00:49 PM PDT by fetal heart beats by 21st day (Defending human life is not a federalist issue. It is the business of all of humanity.)
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To: netmilsmom
Mine was Presbyterian!

Our households were spared the extra guilt! ;-)

29 posted on 05/19/2008 6:02:56 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: netmilsmom

Of course.


30 posted on 05/19/2008 6:04:00 PM PDT by sneakers (Liberty is the answer to the human condition.)
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To: netmilsmom

Absolutely.


31 posted on 05/19/2008 6:04:28 PM PDT by E. Cartman (Screw MacCain and the elephant he rode in on.)
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To: fetal heart beats by 21st day

No it was marvelous! Thanks!


32 posted on 05/19/2008 6:06:05 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Ironmom. (but really made from Gold plated titanium))
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To: buccaneer81

>>Our households were spared the extra guilt! ;-) <<

LOLOL!


33 posted on 05/19/2008 6:06:49 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Ironmom. (but really made from Gold plated titanium))
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To: netmilsmom

Yes. That is why a Protestant entering into full communion with the Church need not be rebaptised, just confirmed.


34 posted on 05/19/2008 6:08:21 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: netmilsmom

Don’t be silly of course we do! Geesh!


35 posted on 05/19/2008 6:08:44 PM PDT by Hound of the Baskervilles ("Nonsense in the intellect draws evil after it." C.S. Lewis)
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To: netmilsmom

“We have a running tab with our Jewish friends as to whose Mothers can inflict the most GUILT.”

“The Jews invented guilt but the catholics perfected it.”

I was Catholic and am married to a Baptist. We are both flawed Christians.


36 posted on 05/19/2008 6:10:07 PM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: netmilsmom

Almost all positive responses. Catholics view protestants as Christian, prots — at least some of them, view Catholics as not. Interesting.


37 posted on 05/19/2008 6:10:52 PM PDT by narses (...the spirit of Trent is abroad once more.)
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To: ricks_place
"Mormons are not considered Christian by the Catholic faith. Sorry, but true."

Correct.

38 posted on 05/19/2008 6:10:52 PM PDT by Hound of the Baskervilles ("Nonsense in the intellect draws evil after it." C.S. Lewis)
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To: netmilsmom

It doesn’t prevent them from being Christians with a few rare exceptions.
“Protestant” is too broad of a catch all in that respect.


39 posted on 05/19/2008 6:12:09 PM PDT by SampleMan (We are a free and industrious people, socialist nannies do not become us.)
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To: outofsalt

>>We are both flawed Christians.<<

Me too!


40 posted on 05/19/2008 6:13:57 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Ironmom. (but really made from Gold plated titanium))
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