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To: ebb tide
Neither the gates of Hell nor Pope Francis will prevail against It!

A Catholic in rebellion against the Pope is a Protestant - by definition.

If you are a Catholic, your duty is to study, understand and obey the Pope. He is your teacher, you are his student.

Don't like it? Then find the courage to admit you're not a Catholic.

10 posted on 08/03/2013 3:38:33 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker; ebb tide
If you are a Catholic, your duty is to study, understand and obey the Pope. He is your teacher, you are his student.

How true. But, as a CHRISTIAN, your duty is to study, understand and obey God, as led by the Holy Spirit, through the Scriptures. He is your teacher, you are his student. Jesus Christ is your ONLY role model.

There, tally, fixed it for you...

Romans 7: 4 So, my brothers and sisters, you also died to the law through the body of Christ, that you might belong to another, to him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God. 5 For when we were in the realm of the flesh, the sinful passions aroused by the law were at work in us, so that we bore fruit for death. 6 But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code. ...

12 posted on 08/03/2013 3:57:28 PM PDT by WVKayaker ("Our nation endures and our government... has not perished from the earth."-Sarah Palin 7/1/13)
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To: Talisker

I am a Roman Catholic. And will obey the Pope always when he speaks ex cathedra on faith or morals.

On other matters, such as permitting homos as priests or respecting the teachings and values of Islam, I have the option to respectively disagree.


13 posted on 08/03/2013 3:58:30 PM PDT by ebb tide
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To: Talisker
If you are a Catholic, your duty is to study, understand and obey the Pope. He is your teacher, you are his student.

Wow! Catholics should study the Bible, and let God's word instruct you. But then you wouldn't remain Catholic for long if you did.
22 posted on 08/03/2013 4:38:01 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Goodbye America. Glad the majority of my years were spent during the good days.)
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To: Talisker
If you are a Catholic, your duty is to study, understand and obey the Pope. He is your teacher, you are his student.

Not all the Popes have been good people. It is okay to disagree with them.

Pope Stephen VI (896–897), who had his predecessor Pope Formosus exhumed, tried, de-fingered, briefly reburied, and thrown in the Tiber.[1]
Pope John XII (955–964), who gave land to a mistress, murdered several people, and was killed by a man who caught him in bed with his wife.
Pope Benedict IX (1032–1044, 1045, 1047–1048), who “sold” the Papacy
Pope Boniface VIII (1294–1303), who is lampooned in Dante's Divine Comedy
Pope Urban VI (1378–1389), who complained that he did not hear enough screaming when Cardinals who had conspired against him were tortured.[2]
Pope Alexander VI (1492–1503), a Borgia, who was guilty of nepotism and whose unattended corpse swelled until it could barely fit in a coffin.[3]
Pope Leo X (1513–1521), a spendthrift member of the Medici family who once spent 1/7 of his predecessors’ reserves on a single ceremony[4]
Pope Clement VII (1523–1534), also a Medici, whose power-politicking with France, Spain, and Germany got Rome sacked.

33 posted on 08/03/2013 5:58:14 PM PDT by FR_addict
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