Skip to comments.Pope's Way of the Cross to highlight economic crisis, unemployment and refugees
Posted on 04/15/2014 5:36:43 PM PDT by ebb tide
The list is rather long: refugees and immigrants, those affected by violence, the economic crisis, unemployment, exploitation. They're just a few of topics the Pope will reflect on during the Way of the Cross on Good Friday, at Rome's Colosseum.
The author of the meditations is the archbishop of Campobasso-Boiano, Giancarlo Bregantini. For the 14 meditations along the procession, the archbishop sought to highlight some of gravest sins and injustices that humanity carries out in the 21st Century.
This list also includes topics like torture, or a justice system "drowning in a sea of bureaucracy. But Archbishop Bregantini also addressed problems closer to home, like the suffering of children who died from cancer, caused by the disposal of toxic waste.
Please show me where Christ opined about layoffs, unemployment and the GDP.
Social “justice” without justice
"Why so socialist?"
Belief and Practice
“I am of Paul, and I of Apollos, and I of Cephas, and I of Christ...”
Are you of Luther?
Insofar as he is correct. You do know that Paul never met Jesus here on Earth, right? He is NOT one of the apostles.
He claimed otherwise - in the opening address of every letter from him in the Bible. The first two chapters of Galatians are a defense of his apostleship.
Was he a liar?
Are you claiming infallibility for Paul?
Paul claimed he was an apostle, and that his gospel came from Christ. So again, was he a liar? Is that what those of Luther believe?
>>When Luther propounded his heretical and immoral doctrine, the sky became as it were obscured by smoke. It spread very rapidly over some regions of the earth, and it brought forth princes and kings who were eager to despoil the Church of her possessions. They compelled the people of their domains and in the territories robbed from the Church to accept the doctrines of Luther. The proponents of Protestantism made false translations of the Bible and misled the people into their errors by apparently proving from the Bible (their own translations) the correctness of their doctrines. It was all deceit, lying and hypocrisy. Bad and weak, lax and lukewarm, indifferent and non-practicing Catholics and those who had neglected to get thorough instruction were thus misled; and these, seeing the Catholic Church now through this smoke of error from the abyss and beholding a distorted caricature of the true Church, began both to fear and hate her.<<
I’m not going to argue theology with you. That’s not my purpose here.
Luther got us started in the right direction, and we could raise a sort of Ebenezer upon his work. I imagine, though, that if he could see a church named after him, he would echo Paul’s condemnation of following men.
We are today so blessed to have ready access to the Scriptures. When we have before us the words of Jesus and His apostles and inspired writers, what excuse remains for being led astray by the opinions of men? Isn’t this the revolutionary argument Luther made?
Who is "us", Lutherans, in particular, or Protestansts as a whole?
Jesus knocked Saul to the ground on tbe road to Damascus. I belive that qualifies as meeting Jusus on this rock we call Earth.
Many people have “met” Jesus since He returned to His Father. Are you saying they all met Him, too, in the way we understand it? You see what I mean? I know that Peter, Timothy, Mark, John, Lazarus, Mary Magdalene and even Judas Iscariot personally knew Our Lord here on Earth.
Paul produced scripture, thus making him equal in every way to the Prophets and Apostles (who were also prophets) that came before him, as acknowledged by the Apostle Peter himself, who called his writing scripture, and acknowledged that his wisdom was God given, and therefore infallible:
And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him, as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures. (2Pe 3:15-16)
The Apostles, when speaking under the inspiration of the holy spirit as in their holy admonitions and teachings, are indeed infallible, and therefore all their writings which God has passed down to us are absolutely the word of God. To doubt this is to destroy the Bible and your faith, assuming you are a Christian.
Let’s stick to your comment and the Biblical account, shall we?
I’m not “sticking” to anything. I don’t come here for theology, but rather politics and the like. If you want to discuss religion, go right ahead. That’s not my purpose here, and I don’t want to argue with someone who clearly has different beliefs. What’d be the point?
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I didn’t say I didn’t want to see everything, rather I didn’t want to fight over whether Saul of Tarsus was infallible or not. Am I not allowed to have an opinion on a religious thread without it becoming a flame war over one personage? Are you asking me to stay off of such threads?
To persuade someone to change their mind. I'm assuming that's why you come to discuss politics and the like.
To doubt something so basic as the Apostolic bonafides of Paul, which is testified by Paul himself, his way of life, the power of his writings, and the other Apostles, makes me doubt your entire salvation. It is very important that you repent of such heresy, lest something worse come upon you, since you are, basically, causing damage to portions of the word of God for those who hear you and do not know any better, not to mention all the damage you are doing to yourself by doubting the authenticity of large portions of the scripture.
You are welcome to post on the Religion Forum - do understand that theology, religious authorities, deities, etc. will be discussed, flamed or even ridiculed on "open" RF threads.
My original post here:
Please show me where Christ opined about layoffs, unemployment and the GDP.
It had zero to do with Paul.
Well, Rabbi, that’s not your job, is it? We live in a country with a First Amendment in the Bill of Rights and my beliefs (or lack of them) are my business, not yours. Right?
It is most certainly my job to tell you if your house is burning down. What is the great commission for then? Don't be offended that I tell you that your foot may slip and you will fall into the ditch. Be offended that you may be in fatal error, and rectify your error.
Can you tell me why you aren't responding to the fact that Paul called himself an Apostle, that he was acknowledged by the other Apostles, and his writing was called scripture by the apostles? It is a fact that the Apostle Paul is, in fact, an Apostle. This cannot be denied. It is proven. It is established. It is a historical fact of 2000 years of Christianity and of the whole scripture, with facts like a steel wall that you cannot break. So, what's the problem?
Ah, notice the “gravest sins” included ... and not included.
Oh you haven’t seen this, have you?
The “us” is all who are searching for God’s truth, unfiltered by uninspired men. Luther rightly argued that we ought to go directly to the Scriptures.
It might be hard to believe, but even though Bibles abound, there are many even today who teach things not found in it. The simple and friendly challenge we ought to make frequently to one another - and to ourselves - is: Where is that found in the Scriptures?
Thanks for the ping. Not surprised to hear that his favorite themes were trotted out again on Good Friday.