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PRAYER REQUESTS April 2014.

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11th April 2014
Prayer Request by Anonymous.

My dad has been diagnosed with cancer, the doctors say things will be fine, but it's still a shock and I really am worried since he's in his sixties now, so please please pray for a good recovery.


11th April 2014
Prayer Request by Anonymous.

My uncle is dying of cancer and may have only days to live. I want him to go to heaven, and don't know if he will, so I'd deeply appreciate anybody sending up a prayer for him and our family.


3rd April 2014
Prayer Request by Anonymous.

Right now, I'd like to ask for a prayer request for my Pops, in case the company confirms his transfer. He'll be in a new environment far away from his family.
Thank you kindly!




3rd April 2014
Prayer Request by Anonymous.

Please keep me in your prayers as I struggle with the temptation to masturbate. I need all the spiritual weapons I can get.


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We are an online Catholic community which will hopefully soon become an active testimonial of the risen Christ and His Almighty Father. Let us all be evidence for the love God shows us and the graces He blesses us with everyday. Let us sing songs of praise and listen to His words.

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AntiRCCZealot Apr 8, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
As a non-denominational, independent Christian myself who happens to be in conflict with Roman Catholicism mainly due to its doctrines, I have several questions I'd like appreciate if you guys could take some time to answer:

What are you guys' stance on Protestantism? And Martin Luther and several other pre and post-Reformation leaders, such as John Wycliffe, Jan Huss, John Calvin and Huldrych Zwingli? Do you guys really believe that Peter was the first Pope even though he was already a married person when Jesus called him to be his disciple? Do you believe that Mary remained virgin for the rest of her life even though Jesus had many earthly siblings - James the Just, Judas (Jude), Joseph (Joses), Simon and unnamed sisters? Why is she hailed as the Queen of Heaven even though idolatry is a grave sin? Do you believe that there is no salvation outside of the Roman Catholic Church even though Jesus said that He is the Truth and the Light and that no one can gain salvation except through him?
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TESM Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I won't write essays to you and I have other works, some more refined than others, on these issues. I'll answer briefly, not out of disrespect but because I really do lack the time to explain them more fully:

1) Protestants who share a Trinitarian baptism ("in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit") are validly baptized into the New Covenant and are our brothers and sisters. We believe that they hold many truths about the faith but also errors, so that are open to debate and others that we hold are contrary to the apostolic faith.

2) Each of these reformers, if you'd like to call them that, have some interesting points but they are far from competent theologians. One has only to look at their discourse with one another to see how their theology operates within its own system.

3) Yes, not only because of the passages I'm sure you're familiar with but also because of how the early Christians actually, truly regarded him. Likewise, being married at this period in the Church did not exclude one from priesthood or the office of bishop (cf. the letters of Paul to Timothy, e.g., "married only once."). The change to a celibate priesthood was not a formalized until the 12th or 13th century, but many such disciplines were approved and enforced by as early as the 2nd and 3rd centuries in much of the West and parts of the Eastern Church.

4) Yes. We believe Mary remained a virgin. The discussion of "brother" is a long one. Some have suggested Joseph was married before, which some hold. Others hold that brother was used in the typical Middle-Eastern clan-mentality.

The early Church, however, has stated that her perpetual virginity is what was handed down. Likewise, Jesus telling John "behold your mother" on the cross and John "taking her into his house" seems indicative that Jesus had no brothers, because surely they would have cared for her. It did not say "John treated her like a mother" but that he took her into his house. This to many indicates that Jesus had no brothers in the directly biological sense.

5) She is hailed as the Queen of Heaven, not the creator of heaven and earth. There is no idolatry if one does not reckon her as God.

6) No one gains salvation outside of Christ who is the Redeemer, Savior, Healer, and God Himself. "No salvation outside the Church" is a phrase often popularized by one usage and not a history behind the thought that was common among the Jews and then the followers of Christ: to be separate from him is to be outside His Body. His Body is the Church, and those within the Church have hope for salvation. Those outside the Catholic Church may have hope for salvation but many do not recognize that Christ is the head of the body, the Church (as Paul has said). The Church by some is claimed to be only spiritual, but Catholics claim that the Church is both Body and Spirit and that Christ continues His saving work through the Church.

I hope that clarifies, in some small way, how the Church views some of these issues.
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AntiRCCZealot Apr 10, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
Despite some major disagreements between you and me as a Catholic and a non-Catholic Christian (who believes Roman Catholicism isn't Christianity due to the Marian doctrines as well as papacy), I really, REALLY have to thank you for actually taking some time to answer to each of my questions. :) No words can describe the kind of gratitude I have for you.
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TESM Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks, though I prefer to be considered a Christian over any honors or praise for my works.
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Hello AntiRCCZealot,

Remember me from the CatholicAnswers group? I'm also an administrator here. :)

I cannot speak for everyone in the group, and certainly not for all administrators as we vary in our opinions.  Infact, contributor TESM has written a few articles that may satisfy some of your inquiry.
That aside, I think these questions are a little unfair as indicated by the "even though" particles.  In my opinion, it kind'a sounds like you're here to prove your own bias rather than learn our opinions.  Please correct me if I misunderstand the discourse;  I mean no offense.

Sincerely,
Danilee N.
dACatholics Cofounder.
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AntiRCCZealot Apr 10, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
Ah, yes! I do remember you! :D Didn't know that you'd be an admin of several Catholic-based groups on this site. :XD: I certainly will take a look at each of the articles he's written on his page. :D Thanks for the info!

To be honest, your assumptions are actually correct. ^^; I admit I do have some sort of bias and prejudice against Catholics due to my personal unpleasant experiences with Catholics (a long story short, Catholicism is what made me leave Christianity and become a staunch commie/Marxist ideologue, but after I studied the Bible and Christianity, I accepted Jesus into my heart and became a born-again Christian, and ever since then, I've been openly hostile towards anything related to Catholics or Catholicism as I personally believe the Roman Catholic Church is not of Jesus and deceiving the multitudes with their false doctrines) as well as the Catholic doctrines which I find completely unbiblical and a lot closer to Roman paganism/Roman cult (the same cult that persecuted the early Christians prior to Constantine's legalization of Christianity in 313 AD) than to Christianity. I personally believe the Catholics aren't Christians and see the whole Roman Catholic system as "Chritianized" paganism under the guise of being the true "Bride of Christ." I am going to openly admit that I am a fervent opponent of Catholicism. Therefore, you and every member of the group here have every right to judge me. ^^; Block me if you have to...
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AntiRCCZealot Apr 8, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
"I have several questions I'd like appreciate if you guys could take some time to answer"

EDIT: I have several questions I'd appreciate if you guys could take some time to answer*
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Thank you for letting join.
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PeteSeeger Feb 7, 2014  Student Writer
Did anyone else see the movie For Greater Glory?
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TheJoyousWolf Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd like to join, if that is alright :)
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