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Catholic Priest Says A Schoolgirl Who Went Missing In 1983 Was Kidnapped For Vatican Sex Parties
Business Insider International ^ | 5/22/12 | Michael Kelley

Posted on 05/22/2012 7:55:28 PM PDT by marshmallow

The Catholic Church's leading exorcist priest asserts that a Vatican employee's daughter thought to be buried in a mob boss's tomb was kidnapped for Vatican sex parties, reports Nick Pisa of the Daily Mail.

Father Gabriel Amorth, who was ordained in 1954 and has carried out more than 70,000 exorcisms, made the claim to Italian newspaper La Stampa as police examine the contents of mobster Enrico De Pedis's tomb for clues about the 1983 disappearance of 15-year-old Emanuela Orlandi.

Father Amorth, 85, noted that an archivist at the Vatican previously admitted to recruiting girls for parties and told La Stampa newspaper the he believes that Orlandi "ended up in this circle" and that the "case of sexual exploitation" led to her murder followed by "the hiding of her body," according to the Daily Mail.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; General Discusssion
KEYWORDS: aloisestermann; catholic; cedrictornay; emanuelaorlandi; enricodepedis; exorcism; exorcist; gabrielamorth; romancatholicism
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From the "truth is stranger than fiction" section. Malachi Martin meets Dan Brown..........

Amorth better be right about this. He of all people should know that this sort of allegation should not be aired without absolute certitude.

1 posted on 05/22/2012 7:55:33 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

I would have to ask if anyone believes it possible that a “group” of people who would constitute a sex party would, to a man, keep a thing like this secret. Doesn’t seem plausible to me.


2 posted on 05/22/2012 8:00:55 PM PDT by davisfh
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To: marshmallow

Interesting the ‘timing’ of this ‘report’. More Catholic bashing, I presume. Commies do what Commies do.


3 posted on 05/22/2012 8:04:32 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: marshmallow
Priests and GIRLS?

Who knew?

4 posted on 05/22/2012 8:04:36 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks marshmallow.
Father Amorth, 85, noted that an archivist at the Vatican previously admitted to recruiting girls for parties and told La Stampa newspaper the he believes that Orlandi "ended up in this circle" and that the "case of sexual exploitation" led to her murder followed by "the hiding of her body," according to the Daily Mail.

6 posted on 05/22/2012 8:09:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Artcore
yes, the priest "believes".....no proof whatsoever....

I am open for any evil however, in this world....it wouldn't be totally unexpected....

maybe this is Satan's way of controlling the earth...mixing true evil acts with rumors of such and we the people can't figure the difference....left not believing in anything...

8 posted on 05/22/2012 8:18:51 PM PDT by cherry
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Well after what the Catholic Church did to protect homosexual priests preying on young boys, I think they earned a bit of bashing. And I’m not sure what the commies have to do with it.


9 posted on 05/22/2012 8:21:36 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: marshmallow

Hmmm... By my calculations that is over 3 exorcisms every day for 58 years. If that is correct math then this story does not pass the smell test for me..
But..who knows ??


10 posted on 05/22/2012 8:25:59 PM PDT by Howe_D_Dewty
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To: marshmallow
Wow, both of my comments deleted.

And we wonder why less and less people are donating to the FReepathons. Not mention this sight is as slow as molasses for the past few months.

Delete away Moderator. ;-)

11 posted on 05/22/2012 8:29:19 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: bigdaddy45
It seemed to me that it was individual bishops protecting the fags, not official policy.

And as far as commies, I thought one theory was that the commies who infiltrated the priesthood perpetrated a lot of the immoral behavior, or something.

But what do I know.

12 posted on 05/22/2012 8:30:08 PM PDT by Copenhagen Smile
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To: Artcore
What did you say?!

I gotsta know!

13 posted on 05/22/2012 8:31:30 PM PDT by Copenhagen Smile
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To: marshmallow

Actually, Amorth lost me when he said “Harry Potter is Satanic”. I think he’s getting doty.


14 posted on 05/22/2012 8:31:30 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: Howe_D_Dewty

And correct me if I’m wrong, but would a Catholic priest start doing exercisms his first day on the job? I would assume he’d have to “level up” as it were.


15 posted on 05/22/2012 8:34:36 PM PDT by Copenhagen Smile
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To: Copenhagen Smile

Nothing that merited a “delete”, but oh well.

This type of stuff is why the FReepathons are taking forever to meet their goals.


16 posted on 05/22/2012 8:35:01 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Artcore
Only one of yours was removed. It was removed automatically because on the Religion Forum any post containing potty language - or a reference to potty language - is removed.

If you need to see the post to repost it without the problem word, let me know.

17 posted on 05/22/2012 8:38:33 PM PDT by Religion Moderator
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To: marshmallow
A few things don’t make sense.

The girl disappeared in 1983, the mob boss was murdered in 1990.

Why would the Vatican wait until 7 years later to dispose of the girl’s body.

Keeping a sex slave for 7 years has inherent risk so I would bet that the Vatican would not risk keep the girl long term.

The other thing that I find puzzling is that after only 22 years that only bones would remain in the tomb.

18 posted on 05/22/2012 8:41:22 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: davisfh

The Vatican has kept much uglier secrets than this.
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19 posted on 05/22/2012 8:44:48 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: Religion Moderator
OK, no worries, but why did this show-up on the Main Forum page under General discussion? The story was from the Business Insider International. I wasn't aware this was a religious publication?

Where did this thread indicate it was from/for the Religion forum? Not trying to be a pain, just asking.

Thanks.

20 posted on 05/22/2012 8:45:16 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Artcore

It appears that the catholic mod is on duty tonight.

The catholic abomination must be protected at all costs.
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21 posted on 05/22/2012 8:49:09 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: Artcore
If you don't specify, the browse will automatically default to "everything."

The phrase "religion-forum" should appear in the url at the top of your broswer.

If you do not wish to see Religion Forum posts, do NOT use the "everything" option on the browse. Instead, browse by "News/Activism." When you log back in, the browse will reset to "everything" - so be sure to set it back to "News/Activism."

22 posted on 05/22/2012 8:49:21 PM PDT by Religion Moderator
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To: bigdaddy45

Commies infiltrated the Catholic Church just like they do all institutions which have power over masses—that is why there are all the Liberation Theology churches and Marxist Catholics, even though it is an oxymoron.

I like how this women below words it when she is talking about lesbian nuns....they are all marxists-—like the homosexuals who infiltrated the Church....It is for a one world government.

http://barnhardt.biz/


23 posted on 05/22/2012 8:53:54 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: Religion Moderator

This thread does not belong in the Religion forum, in as much as it is a discussion of crime, not religion.


24 posted on 05/22/2012 8:54:03 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: Religion Moderator

OK...my bad.

Thanks for your assistance! :-D


25 posted on 05/22/2012 8:54:13 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: editor-surveyor

As much as possible, we respect the poster’s choice of forum.


26 posted on 05/22/2012 8:56:27 PM PDT by Religion Moderator
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To: editor-surveyor
“This thread does not belong in the Religion forum, in as much as it is a discussion of crime, not religion.”
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The only “potty” word (if you can call it that) that I used was the “H” word used to describe two guys who intimately dig each other. KACK!

27 posted on 05/22/2012 8:58:56 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Religion Moderator

So the fact that the perps happened to be clerics make this a discussion of religion?

I think not.


28 posted on 05/22/2012 9:00:12 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: Artcore

Threads like this do not advance the discussion of Religion, per-se, so should be more appropriately posted.


29 posted on 05/22/2012 9:04:22 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: editor-surveyor

“Threads like this do not advance the discussion of Religion, per-se, so should be more appropriately posted.”
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I definitely agree!


30 posted on 05/22/2012 9:05:36 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Howe_D_Dewty

Does seem a bit far fetched, does it not?


31 posted on 05/22/2012 9:09:26 PM PDT by stormer
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To: davisfh

These would be people used to keeping very personal confessions confidential. And they are not stupid men.

While I hope this is not true, I think it is quite plausible to keep that secret for years.


32 posted on 05/22/2012 9:20:03 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: editor-surveyor
"So the fact that the perps happened to be clerics make this a discussion of religion?"

Every human action and endeavor can be viewed in a religious context. In this respect there should only be a Religion Forum, or more succinctly just the Forum.

33 posted on 05/22/2012 9:25:28 PM PDT by Natural Law ("AMOR VINCIT OMNIA")
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To: marshmallow

At 85, it could be dementia. My mother suffered alzheimers and had some ‘creative’ stories.


34 posted on 05/22/2012 9:27:42 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA; marshmallow
Think about these remarkable claims starting with the one that this 85-year-old priest has performed 70,000 (That's 70 THOUSAND) exorcisms.

Assume that the man was ordained a priest at 24 (in about 1951) and that he bacame the diocesan exorcist in his diocese the day he was ordained. That alone is verrrry unlikely since the Church takes exorcism verrry seriously and does not allow just any priest to perform them. 70,000 exorcisms in 61 years. That would be about 1150 exorcisms per year. Each year has 365 or 366 days. The priest would have had to perform about 3 exorcisms each and every day for 61 years. Typically an exorcist is serving only one diocese. Frankly I doubt that there have been 70,000 exorcisms in the entire world by any and all Catholic priests since 1900, never mind by just one priest since about 1951. Are we sure that this story does not come from the National Enquirer???

35 posted on 05/22/2012 10:24:32 PM PDT by BlackElk (Viva Cristo Rey! Tom Hoefling for POTUS! Viva Cristo Rey)
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To: BlackElk

I don’t know what the count is about, or if it was a misprint, or how many he oversaw, or how many took place during his management, or what, but he was appointed by Pope John Paul II as the Vatican’s chief exorcist.


36 posted on 05/22/2012 10:51:07 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Yeah!!! Graybeard58 and wife, and their new kids!!!!!)
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To: marshmallow

The Medici popes of the renaissance were well known (and documented) to have participated in similar orgies—involving girls...and boys. Of course none of this latest scandal is alleged to have gotten anywhere near the modern-day papacy.

Still, in the early 1500s Pope Julius II infamously scandalized a young monk visiting Rome named Martin Luther with Julius’ own abominable behavior...and his actual sponsoring of houses of prostitution specializing in servicing priests.

Nothing is new under the sun.


37 posted on 05/23/2012 4:59:50 AM PDT by AnalogReigns (because REALITY is never digital...)
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To: AnalogReigns
Poor little Martin Luther. I remember reading these Super Martin Luther soft books at Christian bookstores. Total baloney.

He was scandalized by others. Do you know the real Martin Luther?

38 posted on 05/23/2012 6:47:38 AM PDT by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: AnalogReigns

Martin Luther was not a great reformer like the history books teach, but he was a fraud!

Here are some quotes from Luther which shows that he taught the heresy of Once Saved Always Saved:

“Be a sinner and sin boldly, but believe and rejoice in Christ even more boldly for he is victorious over sin, death, and the world. As long as we are here in this world we have to sin. This life is not a dwelling place of righteousness”

“No sin will separate us from the lamb, even though we commit fornication and murder a thousand times a day.”

“Whenever the devil harasses you, seek the company of men or drink more, or joke and talk nonsense, or do some other merry thing. Sometimes we must drink more, sport, recreate ourselves, and even sin a little to spite the devil, so that we leave him no place for troubling our consciences with trifles. We are conquered if we try too conscientiously not to sin at all. So when the devil says to you: do not drink, answer him: I will drink, and right freely, just because you tell me not to.”

“The imputation of righteousness we need very much, because we are far from perfect. As long as we have this body, sin will dwell in our flesh. Then, too, we sometimes drive away the holy spirit; we fall into sin, like Peter, David, and other holy men. Nevertheless we may always take recourse to this fact, that our sins are covered, and that God will not lay them to our charge. Sin is not held against us for Christ’s sake.”

“your sin cannot cast you into hell”

“No sin can harm me”

LUTHER WAS AN ANTI-SEMITE

Here are some quite shocking quotes from Luther which show that he was a rabid anti-Semite:

“The Jews deserve to be hanged on gallows, seven times higher than ordinary thieves”

“We ought to take revenge on the Jews and kill them.”

“The blind Jews are truly stupid fools”

“Now just behold these miserable, blind, and senseless people.”

“eject them forever from this country”

“they are nothing but thieves and robbers”

“What then shall we do with this damned, rejected race of Jews?”

“Such a desperate, thoroughly evil, poisonous, and devilish lot are these Jews”

“They are the real liars and bloodhounds”

“We are at fault for not slaying them.”

“I shall give you my sincere advice: first to set fire to their synagogues or schools and to bury and cover with dirt whatever will not burn, so that no man will ever again see a stone or cinder of them.”

“Second, I advise that their houses also be razed and destroyed.”

“Fifth, I advise that safe-conduct on the highways be abolished completely for the Jews.”

“Burn down their synagogues, forbid all that I enumerated earlier, force them to work, and deal harshly with them”

“If this does not help we must drive them out like mad dogs”

“If I had to baptize a Jew, I would take him to the river Elbe, hang a stone around his neck and push him over with the words `I baptize thee in the name of Abraham’.”

Martin Luther was not a Christian man, but, instead, he was a brutal man who persecuted the Jews unmercifully.

The word of God calls Martin Luther a liar:

1John 4:20- If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

LUTHER CONDONED THE DEATHS OF A 100,000 PEASANTS

The peasants of Germany revolted in 1525 because of their miserable living conditions and were slaughtered at the behest of Martin Luther!

Here is a quote from Luther that will send chills up your spine:

“They should be knocked to pieces, strangled and stabbed, secretly and openly, by everybody who can do it, just as one must kill a mad dog!”

Are these the words of a Christian and a great reformer? I think not! Luther was an evil man who urged the slaughter of the poor who had revolted. He told people to knock the peasants to pieces and strangle and stab them. 100,000 German peasants were horribly slaughtered in the revolt!

JOHN CALVIN WAS A MURDERER

Not only was the founder of Calvinism, John Calvin, a great deceiver, but he was also a murderer!

Here are John Calvin’s own words about Michael Servetus:

“If he(Servetus) comes(to Geneva), I shall never let him go out alive if my authority has weight.”

“I hope that the verdict will call for the death penalty.”

In Geneva, on October 27, 1553, Michael Servetus was tied to a stake and was burned slowly to death:

www.encyclopedia.com/articlesnew/11716.html

Here is what John Calvin had to say about Michael Servetus after he was burned to death:

“Many people have accused me of such ferocious cruelty that(they allege) I would like to kill again the man I have destroyed. Not only am I indifferent to their comments, but I rejoice in the fact that they spit in my face.”

“Whoever shall now contend that it is unjust to put heretics and blasphemers to death will knowingly and willingly incur their very guilt.”

John Calvin was not a Christian, my friends, but he was an egotistical tyrant and a cold-blooded killer!

How anyone can follow the warped teachings of this deranged monster from the past is beyond belief.

A man named Sebastian Castellio wrote against what Calvin did to Servetus and he made this tremendous statement:

“To kill a man is not to defend a doctrine. It is to kill a man!”

Castellio paid a great price for standing up to Calvin the tyrant. He was hounded and persecuted by John Calvin until his death.

Murderers like John Calvin and Martin Luther are not Christians:

1 John 3:15- ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

For more on Calvin see Calvinism and The Servetus Murder

In five years, 1542-46, Geneva, with 16,000 inhabitants, had fifty-seven executions and seventy-six banishments. All these sentences were sanctioned by John Calvin.

Let’s take a look at the two so-called great reformers of the protestant reformation:

1. Martin Luther was a false teacher, a racist, a persecutor and a murderer!

2. John Calvin was a false teacher, a deranged tyrant, a persecutor and a murderer!

The Protestant Reformation was a farce!

THE PROTESTANT `REFORMERS’ PERSECUTED, TORTURED AND SLAUGHTERED THE ANABAPTISTS

Link to true accounts of how the Anabaptists were tortured and murdered at the hands of the Protestants:

“The Martyrs Mirror”

www.homecomers.org/mirror/contents.htm

Do Christians persecute, torture and murder other human beings? Of course they don’t! The Protestant Reformers were not Christians, but they were bloody evil men.


39 posted on 05/23/2012 6:50:05 AM PDT by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: johngrace

http://www.sullivan-county.com/identity/reformers.htm


40 posted on 05/23/2012 6:51:34 AM PDT by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: editor-surveyor
So the fact that the perps happened to be clerics make this a discussion of religion?

What perps? This is an allegation.

Furthermore, there's no statement in the article which indicates that clerics were involved other than the one implicating the now deceased Vatican archivist. The Vatican has many lay employees and in fact, the linked Daily Mail article indicates that a foreign embassy to the Vatican was implicated.

One can argue either way where this should be posted. I post articles on all matters Catholic and I post them to the religion forum as a matter of course, as you'll see if you scroll down the thread.

Glad you found it.

41 posted on 05/23/2012 6:55:39 AM PDT by marshmallow (.)
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To: stormer
Does seem a bit far fetched, does it not?

Far fetched? The church having pedo's in it's mist and covering it up for decades..these people are supposed to be above the crowd.

Would not surprise me in the least. As another poster mentioned there is probably much more we do not know about.

42 posted on 05/23/2012 7:08:08 AM PDT by trailhkr1 (All you need to know about Zimmerman, innocent = riots, manslaughter = riots, guilty = riots)
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To: BlackElk

it comes from the Daily Mail — the Brit version of the enquirer.


43 posted on 05/23/2012 7:22:26 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: johngrace

And yet the Protestant reformers were mere choirboys compared to the Borgia and Medici clans they were protesting. Perhaps you should leave 16th Century disputes in the 16th Century and deal with the problems facing the 21st Century Church.


44 posted on 05/23/2012 7:26:12 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: marshmallow; editor-surveyor

There are some folks who don’t read, just react. They don’t read the Bible, just give their guesses on what it is — and then they lecture Catholics/Orthodox/Lutherans etc. on their rot. When you point out to them how little they read or know, they get huffy and jump away.


45 posted on 05/23/2012 7:31:02 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: trailhkr1
err.. do read the post above yours by marshmallow
Furthermore, there's no statement in the article which indicates that clerics were involved other than the one implicating the now deceased Vatican archivist. The Vatican has many lay employees and in fact, the linked Daily Mail article indicates that a foreign embassy to the Vatican was implicated.
jumping to conclusions isn't heathy...
46 posted on 05/23/2012 7:37:18 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Mr. Lucky
I am not really into comparing but when I see that people made Martin Luther into something he is not. Also people qoute him when talking about that he was so "pure" is astonishing.

Also I have watched and read white washed stories on him. That this myth is still around is amazing. Also it is relevant since he started this lie of invincibly saved onced always nonsense.

Hitler loved to qoute Martin Luther.

47 posted on 05/23/2012 7:54:13 AM PDT by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: Mr. Lucky; johngrace
Sorry, john, but your post was incorrect. I don't like Luther for theological reasons and for his personal flaws, but the other stuff about him is hyperbole

Especially the anti-semitic piece.

he was not an anti-semite in the racial sense -- he wanted to convert the Jews and initially thought he would be able to convince them (egotism was one of his flaws), but then got embittered when he failed. If a person converted, he didn't hate that guy for being born a Jew.

The Nazis took Luther's diatribes and made them into a racial statement

Luther had a towering intellect, but also towering flaws -- he was very Germanic in the sense of capable of deep piety and also pig-headedness

I see no point in talking about 16th century men's flaws to deals with matters of today

firstly, this article is not about clergy but seems to be about foreign diplomats -- ignore the sensational title

48 posted on 05/23/2012 7:56:38 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: johngrace; Cronos

John, you’ll be much relieved to know that the “once saved, always saved” notion is contrary to Lutheran doctrine. (which on this point can be found at paragraph 7, Article XII of the Augsburg Confession)


49 posted on 05/23/2012 8:09:42 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: trailhkr1

Did you read the comment I was responding to? What is far fetched is that this priest claims he averaged over three exorcisms a day since his ordination. Sorry, I just don’t buy it...


50 posted on 05/23/2012 9:22:51 AM PDT by stormer
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