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To: A.J. Armitage
Excuse me for posting the meaning of Vicar of Christ on your thread, but I wanted to post a definition so any lurkers might be able to read it and see that teaching people about the term and women selling themselves aren't comparable.

Vicar of Christ (Lat. Vicarius Christi).

A title of the pope implying his supreme and universal primacy, both of honour and of jurisdiction, over the Church of Christ. It is founded on the words of the Divine Shepherd to St. Peter: "Feed my lambs. . . . Feed my sheep" (John 21:16-17), by which He constituted the Prince of the Apostles guardian of His entire flock in His own place, thus making him His Vicar and fulfilling the promise made in Matthew 16:18-19. In the course of the ages other vicarial designations have been used for the pope, as Vicar of St. Peter and even Vicar of the Apostolic See (Pope Gelasius, I, Ep. vi), but the title Vicar of Christ is more expressive of his supreme headship of the Church on earth, which he bears in virtue of the commission of Christ and with vicarial power derived from Him. Thus, Innocent III appeals for his power to remove bishops to the fact that he is Vicar of Christ (cap. "Inter corporalia", 2, "De trans. ep."). He also declares that Christ has given such power only to His Vicar Peter and his successors (cap. "Quanto", 3, ibid.), and states that it is the Roman Pontiff who is "the successor of Peter and the Vicar of Jesus Christ" (cap. "Licet", 4, ibid.). The title Vicar of God used for the pope by Nicholas III (c. "Fundamenta ejus", 17, "De elect.", in 6) is employed as an equivalent for Vicar of Christ.

115 posted on 02/12/2002 9:49:34 PM PST by JMJ333
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To: JMJ333
Fascinating that you couldn't pass up the temptation to compare prostitution to the term "vicar of Christ". You'll have to excuse me for not debating, but I really have nothing to say to you.

EXCEPT...

Excuse me for posting the meaning of Vicar of Christ on your thread, but I wanted to post a definition so any lurkers might be able to read it and see that teaching people about the term and women selling themselves aren't comparable.

Vicar of Christ (Lat. Vicarius Christi). etc. etc. etc....

Why in the world would anyone confuse what OrthodoxPresbyterain said with what your saying. This is lent, and you should be more understanding.

Hank

117 posted on 02/12/2002 9:59:30 PM PST by Hank Kerchief
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To: JMJ333
This is an honest question, I'm not being bellicose; When one says vicar of Christ are they implying the pope is vicariously Christ or in place of Christ, Christians may experience Christ through the pope?
119 posted on 02/12/2002 10:07:09 PM PST by week 71
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