Comments for: US nuns under Vatican rebuke will continue talks

Posted Aug. 10, 2012, at 7:29 p.m.

ST. LOUIS — American nuns described as dissenters in a Vatican report that ordered an overhaul of their group said Friday they will talk with church leaders about potential changes but will not compromise on the sisters’ mission. Sister Pat Farrell, president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, called …

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  • Anonymous

    The minute they disregard to follow the teachings of the Catholic Church in a 100% manner, they become Protestants.  Protestantism was founded on Martin Luther’s “believe as you wish to believe.”  If you want to believe your own way, go ahead, but be prepared to try to explain that to Jesus Christ the Judge when you die.  If you refuse to follow Catholic teaching 100%, then you give up the privilege of  rightly being  known as a Catholic nun.

    • Anonymous

      I think you’d better re-research what Martin Luther really said.  Invalid one-liner summary.

      • Anonymous

        Luther built his rebellion from the Christ-given authority of  the Catholic Church on the premises that: 1) the Bible is the supreme authority in matters of religion (even though the Bible was produced by the Catholic Church, not the other way around), and 2) any person was free to read the Bible and interpret it as he or she saw fit to interpret (thus making everyone able to be their own pope).

        I think you need to read Luther’s own words before you instruct me to do more research.  Read “The Facts about Luther,” by Fr. Patrick O’Hare.  It is based completely on Luther’s own writings and sermons, and the writings of his colleagues.

        • Wow, you think the bible was produced by the RCC? It was written over thousands of years, by many different people, and most of them were Jews. I’m sorry, but you know absolutely nothing about what you are saying. Plus, let’s not forget about the times when the RCC made it punishable by death to own a bible in a language other than Latin, okay?

          God is the supreme authority in matters of spiritual truth. Not the pope or his church. To think that a single church on this earth, is what we should look to for answers concerning spirituality, is the biggest “thumbing your nose” at God I could think of. Why not just ask God what He means, and pray to Him that you’ll understand it? Or do you not believe God is capable of showing you what He wants to show you?

        • Anonymous

          I maintain that your flip one-liner does not even come close to what Luther said or advocated.  If that’s what one gets by reading a tract obviously prepared by a Catholic, your impressions are more like blinders than lenses.  Either way, I suggest that you read works on Luther by less biased authors, even (gasp) by Lutherans.

          The Bible that we see was indeed redacted and codified by the early RCC but, as stated elsewhere, was rfestricted unless it was in the Church approved Vulgate, rather than in Hebrew, Aramaic, or Greek.  Many valid manuscripts were not included.  Those that were had an RCC spin when translated into Latin (read Alister McGrath’s “In the Beginning”, an account of the preparation of the KJV and it’s predecessors).

  • Anonymous

    You go girls!

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