Did Pope Francis say that Jesus isn’t God? Don’t believe the report, Vatican says
/ 12:11 p.m., October 9, 2019, in Vatican City (CNA).- The Vatican stated Wednesday that an Italian journalist whose claims about Pope Francis’ denial of Christ’s divinity have been previously clarified was not speaking appropriately when he said that Francis denied Christ’s divinity.The words that Dr.Eugenio Scalfari attributes to the Holy Father during discussions with him, as previously stated, ″cannot be considered a faithful account of what was actually said, but rather represent a personal and free interpretation of what he heard,″ according to Matteo Bruni, the director of the Holy See’s press office, in a statement released on Oct.9.
A editorial by Scalfari, the founder of the daily La Repubblica, in which the 95-year-old atheist said that Pope Francis ″conceives Christ as Jesus of Nazareth, a man, rather than God incarnate,″ sparked the response from the Vatican.Although Scalfari did not claim to have recently interviewed Pope Francis, he did remark this was an issue he had addressed with the pontiff at some point in the past, according to the Vatican.Scalfari cited episodes from the Bible in which Christ prayed, including his sorrow in the Garden of Gethsemane, to support his claim that Jesus Christ was not descended from the Father.According to him, when he brought up those arguments with Pope Francis, the pope responded by saying, ″’They are the unmistakable proof that Jesus of Nazareth, once he was reduced to manhood, even if he was a man of extraordinary virtue, was not a God.’″ Pope Francis has repeatedly alluded to Christ’s divinity in his public pronouncements.Pope Francis talks of Jesus’ ″divine life″ in his encyclical Evangelli Gaudium.
The pope stated in his homily on December 24, 2013, that ″the grace that has been revealed in our world is Jesus, born of the Virgin Mary, genuine man and true God…It was revealed in him that the Father’s kindness, mercy, and gentle love were unveiled: Jesus is Love manifested in the flesh.He is more than just a wise instructor; he is also more than an ideal toward which we strive despite the fact that we are hopelessly out of reach of reaching it.The essence of life and history has been brought to us by this man who has set up camp in our midst.″ Pope Francis remarked of Jesus in October, ″God chose an uncomfortably high seat, the cross, from which he rules while surrendering his life.″ Scalfari, who is well-known for not taking notes during conversations, has in the past misled Pope Francis and his administration.
Following his assertion that the Pope denied the existence of hell in 2018, the Vatican responded by stating that the Pope had not granted an interview and that the journalist had wrongly described a dialogue between the two men during a private Easter visit.’What is recounted by the author in today’s piece is the outcome of his reconstruction, in which the Pope’s actual words are not mentioned.’ It follows that no citation from the aforementioned article can be deemed an accurate replication of the words of the Holy Father,″ according to a Vatican statement from March of this year.When Scalfari initially stated that Pope Francis had made statements questioning the reality of hell in 2015, it was a major development.
The Vatican also scoffed at that piece of news.According to Scalfari, in November 2013, following a firestorm of criticism over quotations the journalist had ascribed to Francis, Scalfari acknowledged that at least some of the statements he had written a month earlier ″were not shared by the Pope himself.″ If you like the news and viewpoints provided by Catholic World Report, please consider making a donation to help us continue our work.Your gift will enable us to continue to make CWR available to all readers throughout the world, free of charge and without the need for a paid membership.Thank you very much for your kindness!For additional information about making a donation to CWR, please see this page.
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What Does the Bible Say About The Pope?
And don’t address anybody on earth as your father, since you only have one Father, who is in heaven.
Matthew 16:18-19 ESV / 43 helpful votes
And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell will not be able to stop it from becoming a reality. In exchange for your obedience on Earth, I will give you the keys to the kingdom of Heaven. Whatever you bind on Earth will be bound in Heaven, and whatever you free on Earth will be loosed in Heaven,″ Jesus says.
1 Timothy 2:5 ESV / 39 helpful votes
Because there is only one God, and there is only one mediator between God and humanity, the man Christ Jesus, there is no need for any other.
Jeremiah 23:11 ESV / 27 helpful votes
″Both the prophet and the priest are godless; I have even discovered their wrongdoing in my own home, says the Lord.
Luke 20:46 ESV / 19 helpful votes
Precaution should be taken while dealing with scribes, who prefer to wander around in long robes and who like meeting people in the streets, as well as the finest seats in synagogues and the places of honor at feasts.″
Isaiah 22:22 ESV / 10 helpful votes
I will also lay the key to the home of David on his shoulder. He will open the door, and no one will close it; and he will close the door, and nobody will open it.
Ephesians 1:22 ESV / 8 helpful votes
And he placed all things beneath his feet and appointed him as the head of the church in everything.
Mark 1:22 ESV / 8 helpful votes
And they were taken aback by his instruction because he delivered it as if he were in a position of authority rather than as the scribes.
1 Corinthians 4:15 ESV / 7 helpful votes
Despite the fact that you have an abundance of leaders in Christ, you do not have an abundance of dads. Because of the gospel, I have been adopted as your father in Christ Jesus.
Matthew 16:15-19 ESV / 7 helpful votes
″But who do you think you’re talking about?″ he asked them.Simon Peter said, ″You are the Christ, the Son of the living God,″ and the rest is history.″Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah!″ said Jesus in response to his prayer.For it was not my flesh and blood who revealed this to you, but rather my Father who is in the heavens.
And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell will not be able to stop it from becoming a reality.In exchange for your obedience on Earth, I will give you the keys to the kingdom of Heaven.Whatever you bind on Earth will be bound in Heaven, and whatever you free on Earth will be loosed in Heaven,″ Jesus says.
Revelation 13:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes
And all who dwell on the earth will worship it, everyone whose name has not been recorded in the Lamb’s book of life from the creation of the world before the foundation of the world.
2 Thessalonians 2:1-5 ESV / 5 helpful votes
For the time being, we implore you, brothers, not to be hastily rattled in your minds or startled by a spirit or a spoken word, or by a letter purporting to be from us, stating that the day of our Lord Jesus Christ has arrived.No one should ever try to mislead you in any manner.For that day will not come unless and until the rebellion takes place and the man of lawlessness, the son of destruction, is revealed, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship to the point where he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God, is revealed.Why haven’t you remembered that I informed you about these things while I was still with you?
Daniel 7:1-28 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Daniel had a dream and visions of his own head while lying in his bed during the first year of Belshazzar’s reign as king of Babylon.Then he jotted down the details of his dream and explained the situation.″I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven were churning up the big sea,″ Daniel claimed.As a result, four enormous monsters emerged from the sea, each one distinct from the others.
The first looked like a lion and had eagle’s wings on its back.Then, as I watched, its wings were torn from its back, and it was hoisted off the ground and forced to stand on two feet like a man, and it was given the mentality of a man.And lo and behold, there’s another beast, a second one, somewhat like a bear.On one side, it was elevated a little bit.When it was awakened, it had three ribs between its teeth in its mouth, and it was instructed to ″arise and consume much flesh.″
Psalm 119:99-102 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Because your testimonials serve as my meditation, I have a greater comprehension than all of my professors. I am more knowledgeable than the elderly because I follow your rules. Because I want to honor your promise, I keep my feet away from every wicked path. I don’t deviate from your regulations since you have instructed me to do so.
Isaiah 22:1-25 ESV / 4 helpful votes
The oracle of the valley of vision is about the valley of vision.Was it your intention to climb to the roofs of your houses, you who are yelling your heads off, turbulent city, exultant town?What do you mean by this?Neither your slain nor your dead were slaughtered with a sword nor killed in war.
All of your commanders have fled together; they were apprehended because they did not carry a bow.All of you who were discovered were apprehended, despite the fact that you had fled a long distance.As a result, I responded, ″Look away from me; allow me to shed bitter tears; do not attempt to console me over the destruction of my people’s daughter.″ Because the Lord God of hosts has decreed a day of uproar, trampling, and confusion in the valley of vision, as well as a pounding of walls and a shouting to the mountains.
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Did Pope Francis Really Say Jesus Was a Failure?
In his most recent speech at St.Patrick’s Cathedral, Pope Francis made a statement that some have seen as yet another outrage against religion.Pope Francis is said to have stated that Jesus was a failure.However, I do not want to send traffic to the outrage mongers, therefore I will not publish any links.
A number of individuals have written to me, though, expressing their displeasure with the statement and their uncertainty about how they should react to it.So, for those who are concerned about the current situation, let’s take a look at it together.1) What exactly did Pope Francis have to say?In his vespers homily on September 24 at St.Patrick’s Cathedral, Pope Francis said, ″We can get caught up in measuring the value of our apostolic works by the standards of efficiency, good management, and outward success that govern the business world.″ He was speaking to a group of priests and religious.
This is not to say that these things are insignificant!We have been entrusted with a significant duty, and the people of God have a right to expect us to be accountable for it.The actual worth of our apostolate, on the other hand, is assessed by the value it has in the sight of God.It takes ongoing conversion throughout the first few years of our vocation to perceive and assess things from God’s point of view, which necessitates a great deal of humility, to say nothing of the rest of our lives.
The cross demonstrates a new method of evaluating achievement..It is our responsibility to plant the seeds; God is responsible for the harvest of our labors.And if our efforts and actions appear to fail and bear no fruit from time to time, we must remember that we are followers of Jesus…
and that his life, in human terms, ended in failure, in the failure of the crucifixion.2) Is it true that people are really outraged about this?Yes.3) Are you serious?Yes.
The following question.4) What would cause them to be so furious about it?Rather than delving into the psychology of the outrage mongers, I’ll simply point out that they appear to harbor an anti-Francis animus that impairs their capacity to comprehend plain texts.They, on the other hand, take issue with the notion that Jesus’ ″life…ended in failure, in the failure of the crucifixion.″ 5) But hold on a sec!Don’t you think you just left out a crucial qualification from the Pope’s statement?
- Specifically, the ellipsis (i.e., the ″…
- ″) in the above statement substitutes for the very necessary qualification ″humanly speaking.″ Anyone who takes offense at the pope’s comment is doing so because they have missed or ignored or misunderstood this qualification.
- This qualifier informs the listener (or reader) that the statement is just an apparent representation of the state of events, rather than an actual description of the state of affairs.
Pope Francis is implying that, from a superficial, human perspective, Jesus’ death appeared to be a failure; nevertheless, from God’s perspective, this was not the case.6) How would the human evaluation process work?People in Jesus’ day anticipated the Messiah to lead a victorious revolt against the Romans, restore political independence to Israel, and reign as a Davidic monarch in the city of Jerusalem.Jesus did none of those things, and he never will.They instead executed him in a very cruel and humiliating manner, according to Roman custom at the time.
As a result of his crucifixion, his supporters became dispersed and began meeting in secret to mourn him.The Messiah appeared to be a failed political revolutionary from the perspective of the majority of people in his day, based on their expectations of what the Messiah would accomplish.7.What is the contradiction between this and the correct perspective on Jesus?
If you look at it from God’s perspective, Jesus accomplished precisely what he was intended to.He was never intended to be the leader of a political uprising against the Romans.″My kingdom is not of this world,″ he said emphatically to the Roman ruler (John 18:36).But by dying on the cross, Jesus really fulfilled God’s plan to the fullest extent possible.
Even though his disciples were in disorder and terror for a while, they finally led a huge movement that converted the Roman Empire to the Christian faith.Even in the earliest stages of that process, the early Christians may be said to have ″turned the world upside down″ by their actions (Acts 17:6).While Jesus and his movement appeared to be failures from a human perspective at the time of his death, from God’s perspective, Jesus was a success, which would be shown in due course by the fruit that his movement yielded.We have no way of knowing whether or not this is what Pope Francis has in mind.
The word ″humanly speaking″ informs the reader that the pope is attempting to establish precisely this type of contrast between the human and the heavenly perspectives in his speech.Likewise, the text in the surrounding area does.Take a look at the beginning of the above quotation: In a recent address, the Pope advised priests and religious that they should not measure the effectiveness of their work solely on the basis of external criteria.That type of examination has a place, but it is not the only norm to be considered.God’s perspective, on the other hand, is.As a result, he stated, ″However, the ultimate worth of our apostolate is assessed by the value it has in the sight of God.″ …
The cross demonstrates a new method of evaluating achievement..It is our responsibility to plant the seeds; God is responsible for the harvest of our labors.The pope’s argument is that, when measured by worldly criteria, our efforts may appear to be in vain, but, in reality, they are actually successful from God’s point of view!
As a result, he tells us that even though our efforts and activities appear to be in vain and bear no fruit at times, we must remember that we are disciples of Jesus Christ.The apostle Paul explains how the apparent ″failure of the Cross″ was actually a spectacular success that brought fruit according to God’s timeline rather than man’s, rather than the seeming failure of Jesus’ efforts in human terms.The New Testament does not seem to portray the dichotomy between the human and the divine perspectives on Jesus’ career.Yes.This has happened several times.
The book of 1 Corinthians 1, for example, has the words of St.Paul: ″For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but the power of God is shown in us who are being saved.″ The reason is that the Jews demand signs, and the Greeks seek knowledge, but we proclaim Christ crucified, who is a stumbling block to the Jews and foolishness to the Gentiles, but Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks.Because God’s stupidity is wiser than men’s wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than men’s strength (1 Cor.1:18, 22-25).While it was scandalous and a mark of failure in Paul’s own day (″folly…
- a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Greeks″), the true perspective, according to which Jesus’ death on the cross was ″the power of God and the wisdom of God,″ is being contrasted with the false perspective, according to which it is ″the wisdom of God.″ Pope Francis is alluding to the fact that there is a difference in point of view in this situation.
- 10) Couldn’t Francis have been a little more specific?
- It is always possible to suggest that someone might have been more explicit (even when this is not the case).
Nonetheless, as listeners and readers, we are under a responsibility to make reasonable attempts to comprehend what is being conveyed in the materials we hear and read.Pope Francis is not required to address the people at all times as if he were speaking to a group of tiny children.When he is speaking to adults, he may fairly expect them to understand what he is referring to when he uses terms like ″humanly speaking″ and to be able to identify the usage of sarcastic references such as ″the failure of the cross.″ When St.Paul employs language like ″the stupidity of God,″ he is implying that his readers will do the same thing.
(Can you image how outraged the outrage mongers would be if Pope Francis had said something like that?) Popes, and this certainly includes Pope Francis, are not usually forthcoming with information, but this is not one of those instances.What Pope Francis stated is quite apparent to anybody who takes the time to read it carefully and with good intention.Pope Benedict XVI made a straightforward plea in the preface of his Jesus of Nazareth series: ″I would just beg my readers for that basic kindness without which there can be no comprehension.″ And that is precisely what the outrage mongers are not displaying Pope Francis in this particular situation, according to them.
Pope Francis: ‘Relationships With Jesus Are Dangerous And Harmful’
A video of Pope Francis seeking to push his congregation away from Jesus Christ has surfaced online, with the pope warning that ″having a personal contact with Jesus is perilous and highly damaging.″ Pope Francis told an audience of 33,000 Catholics in Rome that ″a personal, direct, immediate contact with Jesus Christ″ must be avoided at all costs, igniting speculation that he is an illegitimate pope with a malevolent purpose, contrary to millennia of Christian history.
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- Sign up to have uncensored news sent directly to your email every weekday. You have the option to unsubscribe at any time. By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to our Terms of Service. The address, which took place on June 25, is only the latest in a string of announcements by the liberal Pope that have raised eyebrows. In an interview with the Italian daily La Repubblica last week, Pope Francis stated that the United States of America had ″a warped image of the world″ and that Americans must be overseen by a world government as soon as possible ″for their own welfare.″ He had also advocated for ″a one-world government″ and ″political power″ the week before, stating that the establishment of a one-world government is necessary in order to address key concerns such as ″climate change″ and ″water scarcity.″ During an interview with Ecuador’s El Universo newspaper, the Pope expressed his belief that the United Nations lacks sufficient authority and that it should be given complete governmental control ″for the welfare of mankind.″ The importance of the globalization movement cannot be overstated. It refers to the process of transforming the globe into a global government while simultaneously undermining the liberties of individuals everywhere. Religions from all over the world, led by Pope Francis, who is becoming increasingly anti-Christian, are all participating in this big deceit. When it comes to accepting a New Globe Order, David Rockefeller is well-known for stating that a ″global catastrophe″ must first arise before the people of the world will be prepared to embrace it. Indeed, when the world economy experienced a severe collapse in 2008, international leaders declared the need for a New World Order with global financial control once more. Because of the global warming fraud, as evidenced by Pope Francis, the global elite’s favourite form of scaremongering is now climate change and the global warming hoax, as they strive to lead mankind closer to totalitarian control. Pope Francis is adamant about leading his followers away from the Lord Jesus Christ. Is it possible that the pontiff who presided over Islamic prayers at the Vatican and afterwards admonished his followers not to have an intimate relationship with Jesus is a fake working for an evil cause? It is the Jesuit Pope who is a crucial actor in the scheme to bring in a New World Order, and he is determined to deceive his flock while catering to the interests of the international conspiracy. About
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FACT CHECK: Did Pope Francis Encourage People To Say This Prayer About Being ‘Vaccinated By The Precious Blood Of Jesus Christ’?
According to an image published on Facebook, Pope Francis has advised everyone to say a prayer about being ″vaccinated by the precious blood of Jesus Christ,″ and that everyone should do so.The verdict on Facebook/Screenshots is: False Such a request does not appear to have been made by Pope Francis, according to available records.The claim was rejected by a spokeswoman for the Vatican.Checking the facts: ″I am inoculated by the precious blood of Jesus Christ, and no infection can affect me,″ the Pope is said to have urged in a Facebook post that followers pray.
Amen.” There is, however, no evidence to suggest that Pope Francis made this request in person.As far as we can tell, neither Pope Francis’ verified Twitter account nor the Vatican website have any such prayer request.If Pope Francis had asked people to recite a prayer declaring that they have been ″vaccinated by the precious blood of Jesus Christ,″ media sources would almost certainly have covered it, but they haven’t done so so far.As previously stated by Pope Francis, who has encouraged everyone to be vaccinated, the prayer request appears to go counter to his prior statements, further adding to the post’s shady nature.(FURTHER READING: Did Pope Francis Just Announce That a COVID-19 Vaccine Will Be Required for Entrance into Paradise?) ″I believe that, ethically speaking, everyone should have the vaccination,″ Pope Francis remarked in an interview with Italy’s TG5 television show on January 10.
Because it involves not just your life but also the lives of others, ″it is the morally right option.″ ″We must pay very close attention to everything Pope Francis says publicly, particularly about COVID-19,″ said Fr.Roger Landry, an attaché to the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations, in an email to Check Your Fact.″We must pay very close attention to everything Pope Francis says publicly, particularly about COVID-19,″ he added.To the best of my knowledge, Pope Francis has never said anything like that.
Furthermore, it would appear to be at odds with his January call for everyone to be vaccinated.″ This isn’t the first time that people on social media have disseminated fake words ascribed to Pope Francis, according to the Vatican.When Check Your Fact exposed a false claim made by Pope Francis that getting the COVID-19 vaccination will now be necessary to reach Heaven in December, they were called out for their deception.
Pope at Angelus: ‘Incarnation calls us to recognize Jesus in others’ – Vatican News
In his Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis focuses on the ″scandal″ of the Incarnation of the Son of God and exhorts Christians to get closer to Christ via the Sacrament of the Eucharist, which he describes as ″the most sacred of all mysteries.″ Devin Watkins contributed to this article.When he spoke the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis drew inspiration from the day’s Gospel (John 6:60-69), which depicts Jesus’ disciples’ reactions to His words following the multiplication of the loaves.Jesus had previously said to His followers that only those who ″eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the final day″ were those who would have eternal life.As a result, my flesh is genuine food, and my blood is genuine drink.″
Bread from Heaven
During a speech to pilgrims gathering in St.Peter’s Square for the noonday Angelus prayer, the Pope emphasized that Jesus had asked His disciples to understand and believe in Him by interpreting the Sign of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish.″Jesus is the genuine food that has come down from heaven, the bread of life,″ he declared, adding that ″He has revealed that the bread that He will offer is His body and blood.″ During his homily, Pope Francis drew attention to the attitude of Jesus’ followers, many of them refused to accept such a difficult statement, ceased following Him, and reverted to their previous ways of life.He observed that at that time, Jesus turned to face the Twelve and asked whether they, too, intended to depart.
Peter, on the other hand, stated that Jesus is the only one who possesses ″the words of eternal life.″
Scandal of the Incarnation
When the Pope finished speaking, he thought on the reactions of people who had abandoned Christ or who had refused to believe.As he put it, Jesus’ comments ″stoked a raging fire of scandal.″ It was God who decided to show Himself and accomplish redemption via the frailty of human flesh, according to what he said.A number of people’s hearts have been obstructed in their trust in Jesus because of the Incarnation of the Son of God, he continued throughout history.According to the Pope, Jesus ″affirms that the genuine bread of salvation, which transmits eternal life, is His actual flesh; that in order to come into communion with God, it is required to live out a real and tangible connection with Him, before keeping the rules or meeting religious precepts.″ As a result of this affirmation, God cannot be pursued just via visions or illusions of grandeur, but must be followed through a live relationship with Him through Jesus Christ.
Pope Francis went on to emphasize that following Jesus meant acknowledging His humanity, as well as the humanity of His brothers and sisters whom we encounter on the streets of life, as well as the humanity of God.Christians today might be scandalized by the revelation of God in Jesus’ humanity, just as they were in Jesus’ time.According to the Pope, St.Paul referred to this as the ″folly″ of the Gospel for people who seek miracles or worldly knowledge in the Gospel.
″And this’scandalousness’ is exemplified by the sacrament of the Eucharist, which, in the eyes of the world, makes little sense because it is nothing more than a piece of bread.″ ″Why on earth could someone be assiduously nourished with this bread?″ you might wonder.enquired the Pope.
Faith in crisis
Pope Francis reiterated that Jesus’ multiplication of the loaves elicited widespread appreciation among His contemporaries, but that His interpretation of the miracle as a symbol of His sacrifice was rejected by a significant number of them.″Jesus Christ puts us in a predicament,″ he explained.″We should be concerned if He does not force us into a crisis because we may have diluted His message!″ says the author.Lastly, the Pope finished his catechesis by inviting Christians to pray for the grace of being converted to Jesus’ ″words of eternal life″ via repentance and faith.
″May Mary, the Most Holy, who bore her Son Jesus in the flesh and offered herself as a sacrifice for His sake, assist us in continually bearing evidence to our faith in our everyday activities.″
Papal Messages – Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development
″It is not just about migrants,″ His Holiness Pope Francis said in his message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees on April 15, 2019.Welcoming, safeguarding, encouraging, and integrating migrants and refugees are some of the most important tasks we have.His Holiness Pope Francis’ message for World Migrants and Refugees Day 2018, which takes place on June 20.Child migrants, the vulnerable, and the voiceless, to name a few issues His Holiness’s Message to the World Pope Francis on the occasion of the 2017 World Day of Migrants and Refugees.
Migrants and refugees provide us with a challenge.His Holiness Pope Francis’ message on the World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2016, entitled ″The Response of the Gospel of Mercy,″ is available online.Church without borders, Mother of all peoples His Holiness Pope Francis’ message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2015 was released today.Migrants and Refugees: Making the World a Better Place, His Holiness Pope Francis’ message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2014 was released today.Peace is a path of hope, involving communication, reconciliation, and ecological conversion, among other things.
His Holiness’s Message to the World Pope Francis will be the keynote speaker at the LIII World Day of Peace in 2020.As His Holiness Pope Francis stated in his message for the LII World Day of Peace, ″good politics should be at the service of peace.″ Migrants and refugees are men and women who have fled their homes in quest of safety.His Holiness’s Message to the World Pope Francis on the occasion of the International Day of Peace (LI World Day of Peace 2018).His Holiness Pope Francis’ message for the L World Day of Peace 2017, Nonviolence: A Political Style for Peace, was released on the occasion of the L World Day of Peace.
His Holiness Pope Francis’ message for the XLIX World Day of Peace, ″Overcome Indifference and Win Peace,″ was released on the occasion of the XLIX World Day of Peace.His Holiness Pope Francis’ message for the XLVIII World Day of Peace 2015, which reads, ″We are no longer slaves, but brothers and sisters,″ is available online.His Holiness Pope Francis’ message for the XLVII World Day of Peace, entitled ″Fraternity, the Foundation and the Path to Peace,″ was delivered on September 21, 2014.
Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 28th World Day of the Sick in 2020, which includes the words ″Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest″ (Mt 11:28).″You got without payment; offer without payment″ is a saying in Buddhism.(Mt 10:8), Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 27th World Day of the Sick, which will be celebrated on April 14.Mater Ecclesiae (Matter of the Church): ″Take a look at your son.Take a look at your mum.
As a result, the disciple accepted her into his house from that point on.″ For the 26th World Day of the Sick, His Holiness Pope Francis has sent a message based on John 19:26-27.″The Almighty has done wonderful things for me…″ says the person who is amazed at what God has done.Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 25th World Day of the Sick, which takes place on October 1, 2017.(Lk 1:49) As Mary said, ″Do whatever he tells you″ when entrusting oneself to the Merciful Jesus.John 2:5, Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 24th World Day of the Sick 2016, published on the Vatican website.Sapientia Cordis is a Latin phrase that means ″Cord of Wisdom.″ ″I was eyes for the blind, and feet for the lame,″ according to Job 29:15, in His Holiness Pope Francis’ Message for the 23rd World Day of the Sick, which was celebrated on May 1.
- Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 22nd World Day of the Sick 2014, titled ″Faith and Charity: ″We Ought to Lay Down Our Lives for One Another″ (1 John 3:16), is available online.
Catholicism vs Christianity
|Belief of God||One God: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Apostles and Nicene’s Creed states beliefs||One God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Trinity.|
|Place of origin||Roman province of Judea, which is part of present-day Israel, Palestine and Lebanon||Roman province of Judea.|
|Use of statues and pictures||Crosses, statues and pictures are acceptable in Catholicism. Catholics widely use them as depictions of Christ, Mary, and the Saints.||In Catholic & Orthodox Churches.|
|Clergy||Heirarchial clergy in Holy Orders Deacons, monks, nuns, Priests and Bishops, other ranks are only offices (archibshop, cardinal Pope etc. although several other offices also exist)||Priests, bishops, ministers, monks, and nuns.|
|Life after death||Eternal Salvation in Heaven; Eternal Damnation in Hell; Temporal third state before Heaven for those who desire purification, known as Purgatory.||Eternity in Heaven or Hell, in some cases temporal Purgatory.|
|Holy days/Official Holidays||Sunday (The Lord’s Day), Advent, Christmas, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, Pentecost.||The Lord’s Day; Advent, Christmas; New Year, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, every day is dedicated to a Saint.|
|Human Nature||Man has inherited ″original sin″ from Adam. Mankind then is inherently evil and is in need of forgiveness of their sin.||Man has inherited ″original sin″ from Adam. Mankind then is inherently evil and is in need of forgiveness of sin. By knowing right and wrong Christians choose their actions. Humans are a fallen, broken race in need of salvation and repair by God.|
|Literal Meaning||catholic – from the Greek adjective καθολικός, (katholikos) meaning ″general″ or ″universal″.||Follower Of Christ.|
|Founder||Jesus Christ, St. Peter the Apostle.||The Lord Jesus Christ.|
|Practices||Catholics are expected to participate in the liturgical life, celebrate and revere Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross at Mass. The celebration of seven sacraments Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation, Matrimony, Anointing of Sick, Holy Orders and Confession.||Prayer, sacraments (some branches), worship in church, reading of the Bible, acts of charity, communion.|
|Place of worship||Church, chapel, cathedral, basilica.||Church, chapel, cathedral, basilica, home bible study, personal dwellings.|
|Confessing sins||Confess to priests for absolution from sins in the name of Christ (John 20:22-23). Prayer to the Saints.||Protestants confess straight to God, Catholic confess mortal sins to a Priest, and venial sins straight to God (Orthodox have similar practice) Anglicans confess to Priests but considered optional. God always forgives sins in Jesus.|
|Goal of Philosophy||Eternal Salvation.||Objective reality. Worship of God who created life, the universe, and is eternal. Christianity has its own philosophy, found in the Bible. That philosophy is Salvation from sin, through the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ.|
|About||Belonging to the Church Founded By Christ, when He chose St. Peter as His Rock (first Pope). Apostles creed gives summary of Catholic creed, man fell and Christ came to redeem mankind.||Christianity broadly consists of individuals who believe in the deity Jesus Christ. Its followers, called Christians, often believe Christ is ″the Son″ of the Holy Trinity and walked the earth as the incarnate form of God (″the Father″).|
|Marriage||Marriage is sacrament between one man and one woman. Divorce does not exist in Catholicism, but there is annulment (that the marriage was invalid to begin with) by competent church official.||A Holy Sacrament.|
|Offshoot religions||Protestant denominations and many others.||Rastafarianism, Universalism, Deism, Masonry and Mormonism.|
|Branches||Latin rite & Eastern rite and as of 2008 the Anglo-Catholic derivative of Latin Rite; Orthodox Christianity.||Roman Catholics, independent Catholics, Protestants (Anglicans, Lutherans etc.), Orthodox (Greek orthodox, Russian orthodox).|
|Identity of Jesus||God Incarnate. Son of the Father. The Messiah saviour of mankind sole mediator between God and man.||The Son Of God.|
|Belief||Believe that Jesus Christ is the Messiah, the King of Heaven, and Saviour of the entire world.||The Nicene Creed sums up Christian belief in the Holy Trinity.|
|Birth of Jesus||Virgin Birth, through God.||Virgin Birth, through God.|
|Means of salvation||Received at baptism; may be lost by mortal sin; salvation through faith and penance. Belief in Jesus as the sole savior of humanity. Must have a relationship with Jesus. Good Works. Seven Sacraments.||Through Christ’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection.|
|Promised Holy one.||Second Coming of Christ||Second Coming of Christ|
|View of other Oriental religions||N/A.||N/A.|
|Second coming of Jesus||Affirmed.||Affirmed.|
|Prophet||Moses, Abraham, John the Baptist, many others.||Moses, Samuel, Nathan, Elijah, Elisha, etc., as well as both Johns in the New Testament too.|
|Original Languages||Latin and Greek; Aramaic, Hebrew.||Aramaic, Common (Koine) Greek, Hebrew.|
|Resurrection of Jesus||Affirmed||Affirmed|
|Death of Jesus||Death by Crucifixion, Resurrection, and Ascent to Hevean||Death by crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension to heaven. Will return.|
|Virtue on which religion is based upon||Love.||Love and justice.|
|Legislation||Canon Law, diocesan Law, Papal Decree.||Varies through denomination.|
|God’s role in salvation||God sent His only Divine Son to save humanity from their sins.||Humans cannot save themselves or ascend on their own to a higher level. Only God is good and therefore only God is able to save a person. Jesus came down from Heaven to save mankind.|
|Rites||7 Sacraments: Baptism, Eucharist, Penance, Confirmation, Marriage, Holy Orders, Anointing of the Sick; exorcisms, blessings of objects, dedication of churches sacred garments installation into clerical offices. Roman Missal and eastern rites.||Seven sacraments: Baptism, confirmation, Eucharist, penance, anointing of the sick, holy orders, matrimony (Catholic and Orthodox). Anglicans: Baptism and Eucharist. Other denominations: Baptism and communion.|
|Authority of Dalai Lama||N/A.||N/A.|
|View of the Buddha||N/A||N/A.|
|Status of Muhammad||False Prophet.||N/A.|
|Geographical distribution and predominance||Roman Catholic church is located in Vatican City, an independent City-state. Catholicism is geographically dispersed throughout the world. 69% of Catholics are located in Latin America.||As the largest religion in the world, Christianity has adherents are all over the world. As a % of local population, Christians are in a majority in Europe, North and South America, and Australia and New Zealand.|
|Scriptures||Holy Bible, a collection of 73 canonical books in two parts, 46 in the Old Testament, and 27 in the New Testament.||The Holy Bible|
|Goal of religion||To give glory to God and share Eternal Life in Him.||To love God and obey his commandments while creating a relationship with Jesus Christ and spreading the Gospel so that others may also be saved.|
|Religious Law||10 Commandments, Canon law, Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC), papal decrees and orders.||Varies among denominations. Has existed among Catholics in the form of canon law.|
|View of other Dharmic religions||N/A||N/A|
|Holy days||Sundays; Solemnity of Mary, January 1; Ascension of Jesus, May 13 — Celebrated on the sixth Thursday after Easter Sunday; Solemnity of All Saints, November 1; Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, December 8; Christmas, December 25||Christmas (celebration of the birth of Jesus), Good Friday (death of Jesus), Sunday (day of rest), Easter (resurrection of Jesus), Lent (Catholicism), saints’ feast days.|
|Day of worship||Worship should be a continual process in the lives of Roman Catholics. Sunday is not the only day Catholics can attend Church for Mass.||Sunday (most denominations), Saturday (Seventh-Day Adventist, Seventh-Day Baptist)|
|View of other Abrahamic religions||According to Catholic doctrine, Catholicism is the original Christian Church. Christianity is the true religion, and Catholicism is true Christianity.||Judaism is regarded as a True religion but incomplete (without Gospel, and Messiah) Islam is regarded as a false religion, Christianity does not accept the Qur’an as true.|
|Purgatory||Affirmed||Believed in by various denominations. It is debated in Christianity.|
|Praying to Saints, Mary, and Angel||Allowed. They can intercede with God on your behalf.||Encouraged in the Catholic & Orthodox Churches; most Protestants only pray directly to God.|
|Religion which atheists may still be adherents of||None. Faith is integral to Catholicism, a christian who rejects Christianity altogether is considered an Apostate. Atheism is a sin against Faith.||No.|
|Position of Mary||The Queen of all Saints. View is similar to the Orthodox church – the title ‘Mother of God’ being used more commonly than Theotokos. In addition, it is claimed that at various points in history, Mary has revealed herself to the world in apparitions.||Mother Of Jesus. Revered in all denominations. Degree of reverence varies from denomination.|
|Direction of Prayer||Facing the Blessed Sacrament (when in Church).||Catholics and Orthodox usually face the Tabernacle in their prayers but it is not considered necessary, but recommended. God is present everywhere recent reforms have prompted many Christians to not face anywhere in their prayers.|
|Population||1.33 Billion Globally||Over two billion adherents worldwide.|
|View of Animistic religions||Pagan Idolatrous.||Paganism is Heathenism. Witchcraft is communication and interaction with demons, fallen evil angelic beings. These have no real interest ultimately, in helping their worshipers. Demonic possession is common.|
|View of God||Trinitarian: God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.||One Trinity God, Who Is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.|
|Original Language||Ecclesiastical Latin and Greek; also Aramaic and Hebrew historically. Vernacular languages are permitted.||Aramaic, Greek, and Latin|
|Authority of Pope||Successor of St. Peter.||Leader and overseer of the Catholic Church. his authority is completely rejected by Protestants, and is viewed by Orthodox as first among equals. Orthodox and Protestants reject Papal infallibility and Papal supremacy.|
|Ressurection of Jesus||Affirmed||Affirmed.|
|Use of statues||Permitted. Statues are not worshipped.||Varies by denomination. Not used in Protestant denominations; icons are used in Catholic & Orthodox denominations.|
Marian Prayer: Reasons Why: University of Dayton, Ohio
– Father Johann Roten, S.M., S.M., S.M., S.M., S.M., S.M., S.M., S.M., S.M., S.M., S.M., S.M., S.M., S.M., S.M., S.M., S.M., S.M., S.M., S.M., S.M., S Q: What is the purpose of Catholics praying to Mary?A: For Catholics, there are several distinct styles of Marian prayer that are used to accomplish various goals.Reciting the ″Magnificat,″ for example, is a means to express gratitude to God in the same way as Mary did.By reciting the ″Angelus,″ you are commemorating an event in the history of salvation, an event in which Mary had a significant part.
During the course of the liturgical year, the entire Church commemorates such occasions as well.Christmas, for example, is a time when the devout remember Mary’s participation in the birth of Jesus.It has been a source of debate since the time of the Reformation in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries that prayers seeking Mary’s intercession for one’s own personal purposes are classified in a different category.The practice of asking holy persons for their intercession before God in partnership with Jesus has its origins in the sacred writings of the Old Testament.In this aspect, Matthew 18:19-20 refers to saints on the earth, but Revelation 18:20 refers to saints in the celestial realm.
During the early decades of the Church, adoration and invocation were offered to individuals who had died in the service of Christ.Historically, the tradition has its roots in the concept that the saints are linked with Jesus in a mystical body (Romans 12:5).The practice of appealing to Mary for assistance appears to have been practiced in the Catholic Church for a very long time.The prayer Sub Tuum, which historians date to the third century, is a testament to people’s faith in Mary.
It says: ″We fly to your favor, O holy Mother of God; disregard not our prayers in our difficulties, but save us continually from all perils, O beautiful and blessed Virgin.″ According to the Dictionary of Mary, this practice became a source of great conflict between Catholics and Protestants.(Page 143 of the Dictionary of Mary) The Council of Trent, convened after the Reformation crisis, reaffirmed traditional Christian teaching on the intercession of the saints, which applied particularly to Mary: ″The saints, who reign with Christ, offer up their prayers to God for men; it is good and useful to invoke them suppliantly and, in order to obtain favors from God through his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who alone is our Redeemer and Saviour, to have recourse to their prayers, assistance, and intercession.″ On page 188 of Theotokos, it is said that The Orthodox Church’s Synod of Jerusalem, which met around a century after Trent, stated a viewpoint that was comparable to Trent.Those who hold to the Protestant faith argue that putting our faith in Mary and the saints takes our attention away from putting our faith in Jesus Christ, who they believe is our ‘one mediator’: For there is one God as well as one mediator between God and men: the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, as testified to in due course.
(1 Timothy 2:2–5 – New American Bible).The Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue Commission published a full discussion of this problem in The One Mediator, The Saints, and Mary, which may be accessed here (Augsburg Press, 1992).The third chapter of Pope John Paul II’s 1987 encyclical, Mother of the Redeemer, is a good modern Catholic perspective on the subject.According to paragraph 38 of the chapter, the following tiny part reads: The Church understands and teaches that there is only one mediator, as Saint Paul explains: ″For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and humanity, the man Christ Jesus, who offered himself as a ransom for all″ (1 Tm 2:5-6).While Mary’s maternal role towards individuals does not in any way overshadow or reduce the unique mediation of Christ, it does serve to demonstrate its power: it is mediation in Christ.
Catholics do not pray to Mary as if she were God, as some Protestants do.It is through prayer to Mary that we commemorate the most important events in our faith (Incarnation, Redemption through Christ in the rosary), express gratitude to God for the wonderful things he has done in and through one of his creatures (Hail Mary), and ask for her intercession (intercession in the rosary) (second half of the Hail Mary).The latter is addressed to Mary, not as if she were a vending machine, but rather as a support person who assists us in discerning God’s intention for our life.In this case, Mary is a volunteer, who is highly recommendable and recommended, rather than an obligatory and unavoidable passage.The Magnificat is a religious text that teaches that God is love.God’s majesty is shown in my existence, and my heart rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked upon his servant in her lowliness, and the ages to come will hail me as a happy one.
- God, who is mighty, has done great things for me; his name is sacred, and his compassion endures from generation to generation for those who fear him.
- He has demonstrated strength with his arm, and he has perplexed the arrogant in their innermost thoughts.
- He has ousted the powerful from their thrones and elevated the humble to positions of authority.
- He has given everything he has to the needy, while he has sent the wealthy go empty-handed.
The Lord has sustained Israel, his servant who is constantly aware of his kindness; just as he promised our forefathers, he has promised Abraham and all of his offspring for all time.(See Luke 1:46-55 for further information.) The Angelus is a prayer that is spoken at the end of a service.Mary was informed by an angel of the Lord, and she was afterwards impregnated by the Holy Spirit.(Recite the Hail Mary a second time.) See, I am the handmaid of the Lord; may your will be done for me in accordance with your word.Moreover, the Word became flesh and dwelt among us (Hail Mary).
(Salute to Mary) Praise God for us, O Most Holy Mother of God, and grant us the grace to live up to the promises of Christ.In our prayers, we ask that you pour forth your mercy into our hearts so that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ your son was announced by a message from an angel, may be brought to the glory of Christ’s resurrection by means of his agony and crucifixion, through Christ our Lord.Amen.Matthew 18:19-20 is a passage of scripture that teaches that You have heard me say it before, but if two of you unite your voices on earth to pray for anything at all, my Father in heaven will fulfill your request to you.
Wherever two or three people get together in my name, there I am in the midst of them.Revelation 18:20 (New International Version) Thank God for her, you heavenly hosts; thank God for her, you saint, apostle, and prophet!Due to the fact that God has exacted retribution from her on your behalf.Paul writes in Romans 12:5 that As a result, even though we are numerous, we form one body in Christ and are personally members of one another.
1 Timothy 2:5-6 (NASB) And the reality is as follows: ″God is a singular being.One is also the Mediator between God and humanity, the man Christ Jesus, who offered his life as a ransom for all people on the cross.″ This was proven to be true at the appropriate moment.In All About Mary, you’ll find a wide range of information and viewpoints; most of it is based on professional knowledge, interpretations, and opinions expressed by individual writers rather than the Marian Library or the University of Dayton.Please send any comments or recommendations to [email protected].
Difference Between Catholic Bible and Christian Bible (With Table) – Ask Any Difference
There are many different faiths practiced across the world, and there are holy texts associated with each of these religions that guide people on the correct route to take in their life.The Gita is found in Hinduism, the Quran is found in Islam, and the Bible is found in Christianity.Christian scripture has undergone several revisions, resulting in a wide variety of editions and versions.The Catholic Bible and the Christian Bible are two separate sorts of Bibles that are quite similar to one another yet differ in a number of significant ways.
Catholic Bible vs Christian Bible
The most significant distinction between the Catholic Bible and the Christian Bible is that the Catholic Bible contains all 73 books of the old testament and new testament that have been recognized by the Catholic Church, whereas the Christian Bible, also known as the holy bible, is a sacred book for Christians and is not included in the Catholic Bible.Further sub-divisions are made into different sorts of bibles.The Catholic Bible is a subset of the Christian Bible in terms of content.In fact, it is a collection of 73 volumes, which includes all 46 books of the old testament and 27 books of the new testament.
It is not a single book.It also contains books that are considered deuterocanonical.The canon law of the Catholic Church is followed by a Catholic Bible.The Christian Bible is considered to be a sacred book by Christians.It comprises religious scriptures that are held to be the words of God, according to popular belief.
They adhere to the teachings contained in these sacred writings and place their total trust in them.It underwent canonization, which is the process by which a collection of books was united to make one Bible.
Comparison Table Between Catholic Bible and Christian Bible
What is Catholic Bible?
Among catholic Christians, the Catholic Bible is regarded as a hallowed text.It is published in accordance with Catholic canon law.It consists of 46 books of the old testament and 27 books of the new testament, for a total of 73 volumes, as well as deuterocanonical works, which are not included in the old testament.The deuterocanonical books are the books of the old testament that were compiled from the Greek Septuagint collection, which is also known as the Septuagint collection.
It does not have a collection of Hebrew texts in the Masoretic script.It is a translation of the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek languages, which are collectively referred to as the Vulgate.It contains several stories, writings, and situations that are referred to be ″god’s utterances.″ Books ranging from wisdom to prophetic to historical to revelation can be found in this collection of works.All of these sections contain several stories to guide its adherents, numerous stories that are tied to Christ, and several volumes that have direct messages from the gods.There are several other translations available in the English language.
Douay-Rheims Bible, Knox Bible, and Jerusalem Bible are examples of catholic bibles that have been translated into English and are available for purchase.In spite of this, the Council of Trent regards the Vulgate as the canonical translation of the Scriptures.As time passed, several new versions of the bible were created, such as the protestant bible, which had only minor alterations from the original form, but it remained essentially the same as it was when it was first published.
What is Christian Bible?
The Bible is considered to be the sacred book of Christians.Christians are expected to obey the directions provided in the Bible, which are presented in the form of tales and messages.It draws on a variety of sources, including literature.It has a variety of sorts, and new ones are always being added to it.
In this way, it is acceptable by the general public since it has removed many elements that are considered undesirable by them.It is a type of anthology that contains diverse works that are thought to be revelations from the gods that have been gathered into a single volume.As a result, it is referred to as the ″Holy Bible.″ The disciples of Christ recognized it as their messenger following the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.The Bible is considered to be the product of divine inspiration by Christians.These works include many historical narratives, prayers, hymns, instructional letters, poetry, proverbs, prophesies, and parables, as well as other types of writing.
It has a large number of books.These books are referred to as canons.These canons have formed over time as a result of shifts in people’s perspectives.As a result, it has undergone several transformations over thousands of years.
According to popular opinion, the Christian Bible has inspired numerous ideas and motivated men and women to contribute to the betterment of their communities and world.It has had an effect on other religions as well; for example, Rastafari and Unitarian Universalists see the Christian Bible as an essential religious text, as do other religious groups.
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Main Differences Between Catholic Bible and Christian Bible
- The Catholic Bible has all of the associated historical canons, although the Christian Bible does not have all of them
- the Catholic Bible is thought to be in the same form as before and to have undergone no alterations. The Christian Bible, on the other hand, is constantly being revised and updated to reflect current beliefs
- certain sections are being added and others are being removed.
- In contrast to the Christian Bible, which is a general Bible for believers, the Catholic Bible is considered sacrosanct by all catholic Christians.
- In contrast to the Catholic Bible, which is an unchanged form of ancient religious texts, the Christian Bible is a continually evolved form of the same religious material.
- Even in the face of criticism from others, the Catholic Bible does not change, but the Christian Bible changes anytime it is deemed incorrect by others.
A common theme of peace and fraternity may be found in virtually all religious texts.It instills moral ideals in mankind and directs them towards the right road.As a result, these sacred writings constitute an integral element of human existence.In Christianity, regardless matter whether it is the Catholic Bible or the Christian Bible, both of them, while slightly different, convey the same message to the reader.
The ‘Holy Bible’ is often regarded as the most widely distributed book in history.As a result, it is the most widely read book among humans.Despite the fact that it is separated into numerous sections, the teachings and the source of learning remain the same throughout.In terms of religious literature, both the Catholic Bible and the Christian Bible are quite similar, which helps to keep them together in their views.
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