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  • 50-year scandal of baby trafficking by the Catholic church in Spain

    10/16/2011 4:48:31 AM PDT · by JimWayne · 69 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/16/2011 | Polly Dunbar
    Full headline: 300,000 babies stolen from their parents - and sold for adoption: Haunting BBC documentary exposes 50-year scandal of baby trafficking by the Catholic church in Spain But the women, often young and unmarried, were told they could not see the body of the infant or attend their burial. In reality, the babies were sold to childless couples whose devout beliefs and financial security meant that they were seen as more appropriate parents. ... There are also many mothers who have maintained for years that their babies did not die Ė and were labelled ďhystericalĒ Ė but are now...
  • Were the Church Fathers Closer to Protestantism Than to Catholicism?

    07/28/2009 11:03:59 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 21 replies · 1,412+ views
    Biblical Evidence for Catholicism ^ | August 25, 2006 | Dave Armstrong
    CHURCH FATHERS Protestantism is closer than Catholicism to the beliefs of the Church fathers Many Catholic doctrines were only introduced centuries later and were corruptions Initial reply In fact, the exact opposite is true: the fathers as a whole were much more "Catholic" in their beliefs than they were some kind of primitive "Protestants", and this is amply confirmed by Protestant Church historians themselves. Extensive reply Ten major "distinctively Catholic" doctrines will be supported by documentation (that early Church fathers largely agreed) from the Protestant historians listed below: Bible, Church, and Tradition, not Bible Alone (sola Scriptura) as the...
  • Salvation - Are You Saved?

    07/05/2009 9:42:29 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 42 replies · 940+ views
    Catholic Education Resource Center ^ | 7/06/09 | Katrina J. Zeno
    Many Catholics just donít know what to say when someone asks them whether they are saved. As Catholics, we're vaguely familiar with "saved" language. We don't usually ask someone, "Are you saved?" and when someone asks us this question, we often stutter and fumble for an answer. So how should we answer: "Are you saved?" Constantly. We are constantly being saved by the incarnation, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Why? Because salvation is dynamic, ongoing. It's a past, present, and future reality. Let me explain. Salvation is a past reality: We have been saved by the death of...
  • Luther vs. Rome

    06/19/2009 10:03:34 PM PDT · by dangus · 303 replies · 3,873+ views
    Praise God, that we are saved by grace alone. Works without faith are utterly without merit. This is not merely a Protestant notion. Such has been the persistent teaching of the saints throughout the ages. Yet a whitewashing of Martin Luther has led to many people, even Catholics, fundamentally misunderstanding the Catholic Church's criticism of him. Please understand that what I write here is no ad-hominem attack on Luther for any purpose, including the slander of Protestantism. Attacking the moral character of Martin Luther is gainless, for no-one supposes Luther to be imbued with the gift of infallibility. But when...
  • The Catholicization of the Protestant Church

    06/12/2009 5:58:20 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 70 replies · 1,587+ views
    crosswalk.com ^ | June 11, 2009 | Peter Beck
    In just a few days Iím going to be walking in the footsteps of Martin Luther. Iíll explore the halls of the church in Zurich. Iíll be in Geneva when the Protestant world celebrates the 500th anniversary of Calvinís death. And, Iím afraid the Reformers would hardly recognize the Protestant church they struggled to birth. In fact, I think Luther, Zwingli, and Calvin might think most Protestant churches are really just inconsistent Catholic churches. Five hundred years after these men and others risked their life to bring reform to the church and the Bible to the people, weíve not only...
  • Seven Men Named Jesus

    05/08/2009 3:35:50 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 129 replies · 1,728+ views
    Rapturealert.com ^ | 5/2/2009 | Jack Kelley
    A recent poll claimed that about half of all professing Christians donít believe that Jesus is God, or that the Holy Spirit and Satan even exist. Smaller but still significant percentages donít believe that Jesus lived a sin free life or that He is the only way to salvation. This has prompted questions about whether this means they arenít really saved. I remembered an article on this subject that I wrote a number of years ago and in response to these questions I have updated and expanded it. I believe it will explain what you have to believe about Jesus...