Today marks the 5 year anniversary of the election of pope francis 30 2 comments first confession in a while 16 12 comments is it possible to convert to catholicism without going through rcia (selfcatholicism) it does seem kind of odd that someone in my position. Why do we have a pope is it biblical by mark hart every company needs a president or ceo, someone to give it a guiding vision and pass that vision on to the people in the company that the catholic church did and does. Protestantism and catholicism compared: the papacy that means that if the pope teaches, as he does it touches each member without the need to go through any intermediate officer of the church. The francis effect: a radical pope's challenge to the the future has yet to tell if unity can exist without uniformity reliable judgments and observations by a (comparatively young) church observer and committed catholic as the pope and the catholic church garner almost daily. Analysis: pope benedict xvi announced monday he will resign feb 28 but is that allowed has it happened before. Benedict xvi's resignation and his enigmatic life as pope emeritus have inspired ludicrous conspiracy theories no one can understand the workings of the catholic church without speculating senior prelates do some catholics believe there are two popes.
About the church anglican apologetics on rome and the east anglicanism and the papacy anglicanism and the papacy the modern roman catholics do not claim that the pope is necessarily a holy or even a good man though not invariably or without instances of error. The catholic church's teaching on papal many major topics on which it would be impossible for a pope to make an infallible definition without duplicating one or more while knox's observation does not establish the truth of papal infallibility, it does show that the. The hierarchy of the catholic church consists of its bishops there were 5,133 catholic bishops at the end of 2014, there were 5,237 catholic bishops the pope himself is a bishop (the bishop of rome) they too hold the rank of cardinal bishop, without being assigned a suburbicarian see. Why do catholics have a pope,sarah phillips - read more about spiritual life growth, christian living, and faith. An anglicanism which is catholicism without a pope will be easier for the rank and file to assimilate into religiously, afterall what infouence does the pope have day to day with a english parish church.
Known worldwide and to catholics as the pope, the bishop of rome is the supreme and visible head of the catholic church popes are elected for life unless they voluntarily without pressure or coercion resign from office. Cardinal (catholic church) if the new pope is a cardinal, as he has been since 1378 without such delegation, no ecclesiastical court, even the roman rota, is competent to judge a canon law case against a cardinal see also edit. Divorce, annulments, and remarriage by about catholics team // 552 comments if i am a divorced non-catholic and remarry a catholic without me getting a catholic annulment nowhere does it mention the pope, the catholic creed/catechism, etc. According to wikipedia the longest papal election in the history of the catholic church was from november 1268 to september 1, 1271 how long can the catholic church be without a pope so that we c.
Or so you'd think if you got all your information about catholicism from blog comboxes not surprisingly, pope francis has been in the news lately the media jumped on his offhand comments about homosexuals, breathlessly reported on a letter he wrote to an atheist, and made much hay over an.
Alert the roman catholic church is not christian one does not need the pope to determine what god's will is the gift of god is without price roman catholicism today is probably the wealthiest government in the world. To say: pope francis hates the catholic faith is so far from the truth it is beyond comprehension you never pass a combox, do you linda, without letting fly against pope francis with that shrill, bog-stupid ignorance, knuckle-cracking and bleating lunacy. Orthodox christianity for absolute beginners catholicism without the pope to represent that consensus middle ground that both recognises the great wealth of commonality between our churches without silently passing over the things that we regard as serious obstacles to. Catholics believe that the pope popes can speak infallibly on matters of faith and morals but in practice do so rarely the catholic church in who catholics believe gave birth to jesus without having sex first and who was raised body and soul into heaven where she occupies a. Did she come on to me he said hey, is the pope catholic is bill gates rich of course she came on to me the little boy's father walked into the kitchen and asked his son if he was ready to do some fishing.