Monday, October 29, 2007

Troubling Times

I received the following comment to the post “Pope Benedict has turned his back on God.” I am copying it here for the sole reason of modifying one of the explicatives – not that I have never sworn in my life. The modification was more out of respect for any readers. Here is what Jenn McWhorter had to say:

“This is, in part, why I left the Roman Catholic Church and went to the Reformed Catholic Church, which, in addition, not being full of ***hats like Ratzinger, accepts all people, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, etc.” – Jenn McWhorter

This is an issue, as you can imagine that is a painful one for me. Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict, was John Paul’s the choice for pope. More is the pity now that he is in the process of undoing some of the good works that John Paul did. This is not to say that Pope John Paul was perfect. There were issues with his period as pope as well.

All in all, what is most troubling is to see an era when many faiths move toward a lack of acceptance of other paths to God.

Truly Troubling times,

Sister Julie

Monday, October 01, 2007

Why is it a bad thing?

I recently received the following comment to this blog:

"What the Pope has done is to let the world to know that the Catholic Church is the ONE TRUE Church, founded by Christ. He desires for all souls to come to Christ's Church. How can that be a bad thing?"

The Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta put it this way:

"There is only one God, and He is God to all; therefore it is important that everyone is seen as equal before God. I've always said we should help a Hindu become a better Hindu, a Muslim become a better Muslim, a Catholic become a better Catholic. We believe our work should be our example to people. We have among us 475 souls - 30 families are Catholic and the rest are all Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs - all different religions. But they all come to our prayers."

"There are so many religions and each one has it's different ways of following God."

- Blessed Mother Theresa

Christ is Jewish. If you therefore believe that Christ and God are one then God is Jewish. Don’t think so? Arch Bishop Fulton Sheen put it this way. Christ said no man comes to the Father but through the Son. Therefore if we believe in God at all we implicitly believe in Christ whether we acknowledge it or not.

“Therefore all men are implicitly Christian” – ArchBishop Fulton Sheen.

The apostles are Jewish. The Mary the Mother of God is Jewish In fact one of the debates between St. Paul and many of the other apostles was that they though you first had to be Jewish in order to be Christian. The Pope has told all Jews that they are wrong. Their religion is wrong. He has told all Christians that do not follow his way that THEY are wrong. He is condemned all Muslims as evil. What he has done is spread hatred and derision. He has taught people that the ONLY path to God is Catholicism and THAT is wrong.