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To: Alex Murphy

“To do so, it is necessary to go back to AD313 when the Roman emperor, Constantine, legitimised Christianity but left Rome shortly afterwards for a new capital in present day Turkey, Constantinople. Gradually the pope stepped into the power vacuum in the West and rapidly acquired land and wealth.”

This is the first time I have heard a Catholic say this. But leave it to the Irish! They enjoyed Christianity for a long time before Catholicism took over the island. I pray that they do again.


7 posted on 09/21/2012 7:30:55 AM PDT by RoadTest (There is one god, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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To: RoadTest

He’s talking about the origin of the Vatican state, not the origin of the Catholic church.


12 posted on 09/21/2012 7:38:25 AM PDT by Campion ("Social justice" begins in the womb)
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To: RoadTest
They enjoyed Christianity for a long time before Catholicism took over the island.

Reality check: Ireland was converted by St. Patrick, who went to Ireland with a papal commission to preach the Gospel to the Irish.

13 posted on 09/21/2012 7:40:50 AM PDT by Campion ("Social justice" begins in the womb)
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