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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: Old Yeller; Talisker; ebb tide
Talisker: "If you are a Catholic, your duty is to study, understand and obey the Pope. He is your teacher, you are his student."

I dispute this statement. The Pope does of course have the vocation to teach, govern, and sanctify as principal pastor; but so do we all, thanks to our Baptism, and according to our state in life.

However the Pope is not to be thought some sort of all-purpose oracle or master guru. His prudential judgments are not necessarily better than those of other people of similar training and experience; his grip on church administration, discipline and guidance may be very good or poor, depending on his particular talent or lack thereof; and his is in no way an innovator, but rather more a conservator of the faith which has been handed down from the Apostles.

It is good to have a filial loyalty to a good pastor, and our Popes --- in my lifetime --- have been good ones, but not perfect.

Our Savior is Jesus Christ our Lord. The Pope is servus servorum, not dominus dominorum.

31 posted on 08/03/2013 5:36:18 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Ubi Petrus, Ibi Ecclesia.)
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To: Old Yeller
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.

Sure you would, because NOTHING the Church teaches is against God's Word.

55 posted on 08/04/2013 10:04:34 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Old Yeller
Wrong, reading the Bible makes you even more aware of the facts that Christ's teachings are only lived through in orthodoxy

What does Jesus say saves us?


Jesus says that if you endure to the end you get salvation, that if you helped your fellow man you inherit the kingdom of God (you get salvation) --> note these are HIS own words


60 posted on 08/05/2013 7:46:30 AM PDT by Cronos
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