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While there were no innocent parties in the Yugoslav Civil War, to be fair The Serbs were fending off Croat Neo-Nazis and Ustasha fighters. The Serbs were ethnically cleansed in Operation Storm, and expelled from there native areas of Krajina, also The Serbs were fighting off US-Albanian-Iranian-Pakistani-Gulf Arab backed Mujahedeen Jihadists affiliated with Hezbollah and Al-Qaida, both in Kosovo & Bosnia. Again no good players, and the Serbs have done crimes, but it not like the Serbian Orthodox Church was looking for people to slaughter who are quote "different"
Please source your statements. They are hard to believe.
Someone at coffee hour.
This EC text in Polish seems to indicate more processions in "Procesja", not sure, Dominika may confirm: http://unici.pl/content/view/115.htmlFirst of all, the link is Greek Catholic, it indicates the name of the website ("unici") and in the petition mentioning of the pope of Rome
There is no marrying or giving in marriage in heaven, but that doesn't mean that the relationship begun here ends there. In heaven, Wandile is still his mother's son, his father's son, his wife's husband, etc. Those relationships are not lived there the way they are lived here, but they survive death.
Having a relationship is different to saying marriage exists. You can keep a bond of love for theother person because of your journey on earth together and how you helped each other deify. Your parents are your parents because of your birth on earth to them. You wife can be said to be your wife because of your marriage on earth. But the actualmarriage itself is dissolved and replaced anew with one with God.
All names we give to people here are in respect of our relationships on earth/temporal relationships. Our eternal unity is found in God alone. He is our Proper Father, Our proper spouse , Our proper Borther, Our proper family. It is from him who we come and from him to whom we return. Our relationships here serve as a way for us to learn how to love God in eternity. They are types of the relationship we will have with God. Any name that still exists with respect to a person you interacted with on earth is not in respect of eternity (for that belongs to God alone) but to our temporal experience on earth. These things do not linger on in heaven by what they are but get fulfilled and completed in God.
QuoteI realise that you need to reinforce your views with a good dose of RC triumphalism to justify continuing in your faith now that your Pope routinely undermines your Church's truth claims (for instance, he believes cohabitation is a grace-filled marriage while most sacramental marriages are null), but spare us.Reinforce myself with the truth of God and teach his word to all those in error and ignorant. Hate falsehood and love truth. I speak here out of love not out of triumph. Out of a wish to show the truth from error. That is then task of the catholic. To be Gods voice in the world. To proclaim his teaching and law against the errors of men.
This is absurd really. Not only are not all bishops attending but the idea also seems to be that preliminary meetings are more binding than the council itself. I wonder how many years it takes to settle all the problems that various issues related to council will cause.
Many years for both your kids!