Nancy Pelosi has excommuicated herself along with all others that support abortion. This is a simple matter of Canon Law that provides a simple framework for all in the Church. A person need not be handed a specific document from the vatican to verify they are excommunicated, that is usually reserved to clerics (Luther) and heads of state (kings/presidents). Instead of issuing non stop excommunications from the Vatican itself the church relies on subsidiary to point out that it is the local bishops responsibility to administer the Sacraments. A Bishop can fail here, as well as priests, but the fact she has excommunicated herself is a matter of canon law, not of emotions or indifferentism or even a false sense of mercy.
November 7, 2014 at 11:10pm
A question to Protestants and the orthodox for that matter
If contraception is ok for you what is wrong with the same sex attracted people and their disordered passions? Objectively speaking, according to the natural law both are disorders like bulimia
As a True Christian I can answer that. See, God is grossed out and bothered by the same stuff I am. I don't mind so much about condoms and birth control - it's not that gross. But when a man loves another man - that is gross. Woman get a pass if they are cute however.
Contraceptives can be used for more than birth control. For women with certain health related problems they can have other effects. Marriage isn't merely for procreation, and neither is sex. It is scripturally supposed to be between a married man and woman though. The argument that it goes against natural law flies in the face of scientific evidence that dolphins and other animals including ones genetically close to us sometimes choose to have sex for pleasure rather than for procreation. This lends credence to the theory that God intended sex to have a twofold purpose. It was a gift created to unite man and wife as one flesh, when done in love it creates a spiritual bond, that is how it differs from homosexuality. God made Eve from Adam, males and females are two incomplete halves of the same whole being. A man and a man or a woman and a woman, are two halves of different wholes, the same half of another whole to be more specific. You can't take two front halves of separate machines, hook them up and have them work as intended. I'll never support post conception birth control however, as that is murder.
 November 7, 2014 at 11:03pm
@combative that’s circular reasoning. The Catholic Church canonized the scriptures in the 300′s because it had and continues to have the authority to loose and bind on all who call themselves christian
 November 5, 2014 at 11:37am
@combative if that’s what you think why are you against purgatory? When you say instantly you mean there is a quick moment of purifying which is compatible with the teaching so why the semantics?
 November 5, 2014 at 11:33am
Right so why follow the traditions Luther Calvin and others instituted 1500 years later by their own interpretation of the bible which the proceeded to change by taking out books without objective authority to do so? Our traditions are apostolic and come from the lips of Christ. As Paul says follow the traditions handed down whether they are by epistle for oral
[-1] November 5, 2014 at 11:27am
So the Maccabees were pagan now and so are the Jews. Ok you are very studied
November 5, 2014 at 11:26am
So only that which is perfect can enter into heaven. Yet when you die will you have no attachment to any sins?
 November 5, 2014 at 11:24am
So his flesh profits nothing? Come on. Whoever wishes to follow me must take up his cross. Salvation is a free gift our acceptance of doing his will to act according to his will for us is a daily choice. You can lose your saltyness
 September 15, 2014 at 9:55am
the idea that Israel is Christianity’s best friend in the middle east is an American perspective divorced of whats actually going on especially in Israel where Christians are treated as second class citizens. If any country deserves recognition for the defense of Christians its Lebanon because the government there has always protected the Christians, Jews and Muslims
Here is the bottom line according to the BIBLE: THOSE WHO BLESS ISRAEL WILL BE BLESSED, AND THOSE WHO CURSE ISRAEL WILL BE CURSED. End of the conversation. Just go to the WORD, and there is your answer.
September 12, 2014 at 10:02am
hes ignorant of the situation for Christians there and thinks a speech will fix everything in a complex situation. He just needs to be informed
 September 12, 2014 at 10:01am
Just so everyone knows Israel is a state comprised of many Jewish people, but it is a state. One does not need to be a supporter of the israeli state to be a Christian, that is purely an American protestant idea that you dont see pop up until the 1800′s when a call for a Jewish state was initiated. The situation is not as easy as many of you think, so unless you are willing to do your homework on the situation of Christians in the middle east and their second class relegation in Israel itself, you are sticking your nose in places you have no clue about… hint hint, what did the Christians tell you in the middle east when Bush wanted to invade Iraq? You dont know the situation on the ground, but you are all happy to condemn the Christians in the middle east without knowing the context? You are blind to their situation because they are not protestants.
You are wasting your time. People here are not seeking any dissent to their ideology. All I do is troll....not respectable but it is what it is...I won't waste my time trying to have a decent conversation with anyone on this board...just not worth it
So, let's see. You have a clue and thus can judge everyone else. We all just read Blaze and then go watch TV, I guess we just know how to go get real news around here. Yeah, you're the smartest couple of j.o's on the site.
It is not all the others that need educating, you yourself are found lacking. I'm not going to waste a lot of time explaining to you, but I will say that Christ was very clear about His relationship with the Jews, He was one Himself. The Bible tells us that those who bless the Jews will be blessed and those that curse the Jews will be cursed. If you are confused, please take the time to read the Bible, it is quite clear on God's relationship with the Jewish state. There's a reason He calls them His people. Read and Learn!
 July 16, 2014 at 5:34pm
considering that circumcision was the entrance into the Jewish covenant with God, and that Paul also makes this relation in Colossians 2, i think its rather obvious that infants are baptized. Part of the problem is that you are so separated from the ancient church that you dont realize that in the didache which was a catechism of the apostles makes this explicit by at least 60 when our earliest printing comes from. You speak of His Holy Church as being lawless… what a paradox. One man says they are too worried about laws, next you know they are lawless. Confirmation is a sacrament related to accountability. Baptism is the initial entrance into the covenant.
January 5, 2014 at 8:33pm
dropping latin in…. you trad you
December 16, 2013 at 11:41am
specifically speaking it has to do more with invincible ignorance which is something only God can ultimately judge, that the church only recognizes the possibility of
December 16, 2013 at 11:34am
there is actually more nuance to Extra ecclesiam nulla salus then just saying outside the church there is no salvation. Specifically speaking anyone in Heaven is Catholic, but that doesnt mean they were so when alive. God can grant salvation to anyone he should so wish but one must be part of the church, which is his body for salvation to be realized. So there is a possibility, but not a guarantee for those outside the visible bonds of the Church. This all follows from Christs own teaching. That he established one church with authority to speak for him that would be led by the spirit into all truth, that of which he said he who hears you hears me, he who rejects you rejects me, that has the authority to loose and bind on all the faithful, that is hierarchical (obvious from the scriptures), that pronounces anathemas against heretics and excommunicates with the authority granted by Christ, that was founded on Christ who shares his rockness, his shepardness and his kingship with Peter specifically which is recognized by the apostles as the earthly head of the church and still recoginzed by the fathers for his successor because Peter is an office, not just a name. So if someone knows this but rejects it they do so against Gods will for it was he who granted the standard that he who hears you hears me (ie:infallibility, not impeccability), now its possible there are many non catholics during life in heaven, but we dont have any guarantee on the matter and pray for conversion
December 16, 2013 at 11:21am
simply put there are certain sacred cows on the right. One must never give any criticism of free markets or prepare to be thrown overboard. A Catholic does not define himself by an economic theory no matter how helpful it is at the time. Economics rely on principles which have moral foundations to them. Marxism, as the Holy Father has said is wrong and violates nearly every principle, and distorts others. Capitalism has solid principles but it can be distorted, and unfettered (remember that the US is not the only country the Pope speaks to) can cause great evil. Just regulation and a moral character are required for the system to operate justly and ultimately for the common good.
I am glad he critisizes the system, its not God given or anything like that and not therefore beyond criticism which can make it better. The very things he said have been echoed from the scriptures to the Fathers to the doctors to the present in the church because they deal with morality. If you cant handle criticism tough. But for those able to learn why capitalism is criticized (not condemned) and then help make it even better
November 7, 2013 at 10:56pm
science… you can thank Catholics for that too…your welcome by the way. See we can multitask Lole, give it a try
enjoy your reading! really if you could just see that the world didnt begin in 1517 how your world would be rocked
August 13, 2013 at 11:06am
did Moses and Elijah die 500+ years before they showed up? You see there is no contradiction
August 13, 2013 at 11:04am
yeah you tell them! Those people and their angel story…hahahaha
I mean it was only a priest that showed up in a bad situation when nothing is working, he anoints, absolves and prays with the girl then for the situation and then things all of the sudden go right….yeah only logic needed here….hahahahaha