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            Monday, November 21, 2016


                        
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The Pope What?




Just saw this Drudge item.
 
Pope grants all priests power to forgive abortion...


Here's the deal.  R.C.  priests have, from day one, the power to forgive a penitent sinner of any and all confessed sin.  More to the point, in this case, if you're  not Catholic, who cares?  I have no interest in keeping up with pronouncements by, say, the Methodist Council of Bishops, because I'm not Methodist.  Nor would they be particularly interested in what Pope Francis has to say.  Oui?   So why do  the leftist secular press pay so much attention to this Pope's utterances?*

Simple.

If I'm a rat bastard abortion (the Left's holy sacrament) activist, I'm terrified that President Trump will make good his promise to defund Planned Parenthood.   So, using their peculiar calculus, Pope Francis can be made to look like he's saying, hey, this is okay.

Oh. This is a CNN story.  Case closed.


*Aside I have in the past reacted negatively to several of PF's  pronouncements.  I  later discovered that the English translation had, either by design, or  by purpose,  been  mischaracterized.. 

See: Podesta discussed infiltrating the Catholic Church with progressive ideology to foment revolution; destroy the Catholic church from within.

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" ✔@RobSchneider

I haven't seen the Democrats this mad since we freed the slaves!



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Ann Barnhardt is not a fan.

http://www.barnhardt.biz/2016/11/17/black-guelphs-matterpart1/
 
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"Next they'll push the Knights of Columbus as the equivalent of the KKK."
 
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Stopped listening to anything this Pope says after he "...likened Jesus Christ to ISIS and said Muslim migrants must breed with Europeans".
 
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Is the Pope Catholic?
 
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They are trying to keep him out of the woods.
 
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I think the evidence is clear and overwhelming at tbis point as to why "Jesuot's" are seldom selected to serve as Pope.


Geo

 
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As a good ole Southern Baptist, I got flummoxed by the first half of the sentence. Priests cannot forgive sin. No priest, no bishop, no pastor, no mere man can forgive sin. Only GOD can forgive sin, and he does so through the blood of Jesus Christ. The presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives allows us to pray directly to GOD without the need of intermediates. While priests can guide, consult, educate, console, and such, they are not GOD and cannot forgive sin.

As to abortion, in the eyes of GOD all sin is equal. If GOD can forgive murder, then GOD can forgive abortion. The blood of Jesus can forgive all sins.
 
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Donald, I linked the RCC position, but the short answer is that it is not a "man" who forgives sin, but an apostolic representative as ordained by Jesus Christ.

Christ gave this power to other men so the Church, which is the continuation of his presence throughout time (Matt. 28:20), would be able to offer forgiveness to future generations. He gave his power to the apostles, and it was a power that could be passed on to their successors and agents, since the apostles wouldn’t always be on earth either, but people would still be sinning.

Thanks
 
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I was a Methodist for a good many years until walking across the street to something else due to marriage, but I can assure you that most Methodists have no interest in keeping up with pronouncements by the Methodist Council of Bishops, either.

Sir H the Comet
 
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Started to answer it here, but it was a long answer.

Check out the link if you want to know what it all means.
http://rightasusual.blogspot.com/2016/11/the-popes-ruling-on-priestly.html
 
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Rodger - thanks. Not trying to start trouble, it's just the Baptist in me speaking up. I understand the representative thing, but still rebel at the thought of having some other person stand between me and God. As Baptist, we put more emphasis on the Holy Spirit that allows us direct access to God. But all is well, we know longer shoot people over our differences and sometimes we Baptist even allow dancing.

Sometimes.
 
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That's interesting about Baptists, because Jews are similar, in that one doesn't need a representative or conduit to speak with God. One can be a devout, highly-observant Jew and never set foot in a synagogue.
 
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A clear difference and a vast divide between "religious" and "spiritual".
 
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