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Catholicism, from a happy catholic.
« on: May 10, 2010, 01:33:08 PM »
Ok, last time I wrote in this forum I was warned 90 days for telling a catholic to remain catholic, I guess it was because I posted that post in the conversion forum, yet, I hope here in this "Catholic - "Orthodox" discussion" forum, there is a bit more openess and tolerance towards catholics who are happy to be catholics. If I am wrong please be mercyful and tell me before I got amonested again.


Well much has been said about catholicism from "eastern orthodox" point of view, Now without any intend to argue, I am going to show Why I love to be catholic.


 To be Catholic is to be part of the family of Our Lord and God Jesuchrist, by the Baptism.
 To be Catholic is to receive the Body and Blood of Christ in the Sacred Eucharist.
 To be Catholic is to be certain of being forgiven from our sins by the sacrament of reconciliation.
 To be Catholic is to be certain of receiving the Holly Spirit  by chrismation.
 To be Catholic is to be certain that the Triumphant Church, the one formed by the Saints of the Lord, operates for the salvation of the militant Church, the one formed in the faithfuls of the Lord.
 To be Catholic is to believe the words of the Lord.
 To be Catholic is to be part of the communion of the Apostles of Our Lord and God Jesuchrist.
 To be Catholic is to be protected, guided and defended by the succesor of St. Peter. The only one who received by our lord the comand to take care of Lord's people.
 To be Catholic is to be in comunion with all the Fathers of the Church. Who are also in communion with The succesor of St Peter in Rome.
 To be Catholic is to be son of the always Virgin Mary. Mother of the true God by whom we live.
 To be Catholic  is to be part of the people whom received by the will of God, America, a new continent, for the people of the Lord.
 To be Catholic is to be blessed by Our Lady The Inmaculated Virgin of Guadalupe to be here in America, to stay here, to be part of the flock of his son, Our Lord Jesus.
 To be Catholic is to be certain of the inerracy of the pope in matters of doctrine of faith.
 To be Catholic is to be Part of the Only Body of Our Lord.
 To be Catholic is to walk to the Lord in comunion with those whom he has choosen since ever.




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Re: Catholicism, from a happy catholic.
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2010, 01:39:32 PM »
To be Catholic is to be part of the family of Our Lord and God Jesuchrist, by the Baptism.
 To be Catholic is to receive the Body and Blood of Christ in the Sacred Eucharist.
 To be Catholic is to be certain of being forgiven from our sins by the sacrament of reconciliation.
 To be Catholic is to be certain of receiving the Holly Spirit  by chrismation.
 (...)
 To be Catholic is to believe the words of the Lord.
 To be Catholic is to be part of the communion of the Apostles of Our Lord and God Jesuchrist.
 (...)
 To be Catholic is to be in comunion with all the Fathers of the Church. Who are also in communion with The succesor of St Peter in Rome.
 To be Catholic is to be son of the always Virgin Mary. Mother of the true God by whom we live.
 To be Catholic  is to be part of the people whom received by the will of God, America, a new continent, for the people of the Lord.
 To be Catholic is to be blessed by Our Lady The Inmaculated Virgin of Guadalupe to be here in America, to stay here, to be part of the flock of his son, Our Lord Jesus.
 (...)
 To be Catholic is to be Part of the Only Body of Our Lord.
 To be Catholic is to walk to the Lord in comunion with those whom he has choosen since ever.

To be Catholic is to be a member of one of the 15 autocephalous Churches.
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Re: Catholicism, from a happy catholic.
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2010, 01:54:19 PM »
To be Catholic is to belong to the ONLY Body of Christ extended in all nations and continents under the Guard of St. Peter's Succesor.

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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2010, 01:56:04 PM »
To Be Catholic is to stay in the faith of St Peter, With St Peter.

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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2010, 01:58:47 PM »
To be Catholic is to belong to the body of Christ extended in all nations and continents under the Guard of St. Peter's Succesor.

To be Orthodox is to belong to the body of Christ extended in all nations and continents under the Guard of Christ Himself who is the Head, Invisible and Visible, of the Church.

That's why I'm happy to be Orthodox.
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2010, 01:59:03 PM »
To Be Catholic is to be taught by the unbroken line of St. Peter's Succesors.

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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2010, 02:01:43 PM »
All must bow to the emperor pope!


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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2010, 02:06:56 PM »
To Be Catholic is to Be Senssless persecuted by those who do not share our faith.



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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2010, 02:09:28 PM »
To Be Catholic is to stay in Perpetual Adoration of Christ.


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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2010, 02:10:26 PM »
Aren't you bored yet?
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« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2010, 02:11:26 PM »
Aren't you bored yet?

I am Joyful of Being Catholic.
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« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2010, 02:14:28 PM »
Aren't you bored yet?

I am Joyful of Being Catholic.

This is good. The first step to recovery is admitting that you have a problem. Now say to yourself quietly but sincerely: "I am a Cathoholic. I admit it." And don't worry, we'll have you 'doxed in no time!

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« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2010, 02:20:02 PM »
To be Catolic is to Participate of the Misteries of The Sacred Eucharist.
To Be Catholic is to be OBEDIENT of our Bishops, True succesors of the Apostles.

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« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2010, 02:21:44 PM »
This is my favorite Catholic bishop, my own Catholic bishop in the Serbian Orthodox Catholic Church in North America:


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« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2010, 02:32:09 PM »
I wish my bishop had a big, bushy beard :-X Ahh well, at least he's not clean shaven...  :angel:
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« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2010, 02:40:04 PM »
This is good. The first step to recovery is admitting that you have a problem. Now say to yourself quietly but sincerely: "I am a Cathoholic. I admit it." And don't worry, we'll have you 'doxed in no time!

LOL!  :laugh:

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« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2010, 02:41:19 PM »
If you're happy and you're Catholic, clap your hands! ;D

Seriously, though, this is almost getting pathetic.  Do you really need to justify your pride in being Catholic?  I'm glad you're happy being a Catholic.  I'm happy to be Orthodox.  Just leave it at that and move on.  Or at least make your jpegs a little smaller so that I don't have to scroll down to get to the next "substantive" proof of your happiness as a Catholic.
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« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2010, 02:56:13 PM »
Just think, you can't get more Catholic than being in the One, Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church!


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« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2010, 02:56:33 PM »
I actually enjoyed this picture parade. Better than on TV, on the Discovery or NatGeo channels.:)
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« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2010, 02:57:55 PM »
This is my favorite Catholic bishop, my own Catholic bishop in the Serbian Orthodox Catholic Church in North America:



I am also very fond of my Bishop in the Antiochian Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church.


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« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2010, 03:20:00 PM »
For the sake of fairness and equal opportunity, perhaps a few pics of Orthodox church interiors are in order here:









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« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2010, 03:37:32 PM »
To Be Catholic is to Celebrate Jesus Always.

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« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2010, 03:43:52 PM »
To Be Catholic is to present to the Father God the only one whom he receives as propitious offering, His very Son.

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« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2010, 03:48:17 PM »
To Be catholic is to Pray Together

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« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2010, 03:56:10 PM »
To Be Catholic is to be Humble as He taught us to be.

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« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2010, 04:06:57 PM »
To Be Catholic is to Honor Our Lord Jesuchrist in Our Cities.









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« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2010, 04:09:16 PM »
Can't you just be happy and clap your hands as I suggested earlier?

I think we have a thread on church architecture where your pics would be a good addition.
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« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2010, 04:14:16 PM »
To Be Catholic is to Honor Our Lord in His Temples.










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« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2010, 04:17:31 PM »
Can't you just be happy and clap your hands as I suggested earlier?

I think we have a thread on church architecture where your pics would be a good addition.

Try to be tolerant
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« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2010, 04:21:47 PM »
Can't you just be happy and clap your hands as I suggested earlier?

I think we have a thread on church architecture where your pics would be a good addition.

Try to be tolerant

So what are we discussing? The name of this section is "Orthodox-Catholic Discussion.  ::)
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« Reply #30 on: May 10, 2010, 04:32:07 PM »
Try to be tolerant

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« Reply #31 on: May 10, 2010, 05:25:40 PM »
Alonso:

Thank you for sharing such beautiful images!

I agree that you might consider adding them to any existing church architecture thread to avoid having them lay forgotten in this thread in the future.

I would also like to suggest that your admirable expressions of fervor for your Roman Catholic Faith are perhaps misplaced on an Orthodox Christian forum, and would likely be more warmly received on a forum devoted to Roman Catholicism instead.

Why even post here at all, if only to display a different religious preference, unless you have an interest in actually discussing specific topics with your Orthodox brothers and sisters? This is not a competition, IMO.  :)


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« Reply #32 on: May 10, 2010, 05:31:09 PM »
Try to be tolerant
I try to be tolerant, charitable and understanding. I hope that if we cannot have reunion, at least we can pray for Christian reconciliation and cooperation between the two great Churches.

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« Reply #33 on: May 10, 2010, 06:18:33 PM »
All must bow to the emperor pope!



A. How is that an insult? That is soooooo cool!
B. I always thought that Byzantine Bishops looked Emperor Palpatine in their outfits.
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« Reply #34 on: May 10, 2010, 06:20:01 PM »
To be Catholic is to be part of the family of Our Lord and God Jesuchrist, by the Baptism.
 To be Catholic is to receive the Body and Blood of Christ in the Sacred Eucharist.
 To be Catholic is to be certain of being forgiven from our sins by the sacrament of reconciliation.
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 To be Catholic is to believe the words of the Lord.
 To be Catholic is to be part of the communion of the Apostles of Our Lord and God Jesuchrist.
 (...)
 To be Catholic is to be in comunion with all the Fathers of the Church. Who are also in communion with The succesor of St Peter in Rome.
 To be Catholic is to be son of the always Virgin Mary. Mother of the true God by whom we live.
 To be Catholic  is to be part of the people whom received by the will of God, America, a new continent, for the people of the Lord.
 To be Catholic is to be blessed by Our Lady The Inmaculated Virgin of Guadalupe to be here in America, to stay here, to be part of the flock of his son, Our Lord Jesus.
 (...)
 To be Catholic is to be Part of the Only Body of Our Lord.
 To be Catholic is to walk to the Lord in comunion with those whom he has choosen since ever.

To be Catholic is to be a member of one of the 15 autocephalous Churches.
To be Catholic is be a member of the 23 sui iuris Churches.
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« Reply #35 on: May 10, 2010, 06:20:31 PM »
Try to be tolerant
I try to be tolerant, charitable and understanding. I hope that if we cannot have reunion, at least we can pray for Christian reconciliation and cooperation between the two great Churches.
Amen to that.
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« Reply #36 on: May 10, 2010, 06:21:42 PM »
For the sake of fairness and equal opportunity, perhaps a few pics of Orthodox church interiors are in order here:










These are quite beautiful as well. I wish I knew how to post pics here. I would share some beautiful Eastern Catholic Churches. Thanks for sharing yours.
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« Reply #37 on: May 10, 2010, 06:30:02 PM »
Can't you just be happy and clap your hands as I suggested earlier?

I think we have a thread on church architecture where your pics would be a good addition.

Try to be tolerant

So what are we discussing? The name of this section is "Orthodox-Catholic Discussion.  ::)

I have brought a subject, Catholicism from a happy catholic, Though you seem to be outplaced when invited to see what I do see in The Church. you seem more ready to disqualify any subject that may honor Catholicism, and though I haven´t yet say anything against "orthodoxy", I haven't given you any motive for you to be upset and yet that is what it seems to bother you.
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« Reply #38 on: May 10, 2010, 06:50:51 PM »
Alfonso, Show us some of our : looted byzatine treasures,  :police: that vatican thur their crusades stole from us ,without them vatican would the poorer . plus St. peters belongs to the Ecumenical Patriarch from what i understand ,by reading it on this forum.... ;D
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« Reply #39 on: May 10, 2010, 07:18:36 PM »
Alfonso, Show us some of our : looted byzatine treasures,  :police: that vatican thur their crusades stole from us ,without them vatican would the poorer . plus St. peters belongs to the Ecumenical Patriarch from what i understand ,by reading it on this forum.... ;D

Well to me one of the best treasures we got from Bizantines is "El Greco" (the greek) or Δομήνικος Θεοτοκόπουλος (Domenicos Theotocopoulos) but he alone came from "orthodoxy" to Catholicism, from Greece to Venice, an then to Rome and finally to the land of filioque, Toledo. He painted some of the most beutiful and ful of piety paintings.











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« Reply #40 on: May 10, 2010, 07:21:16 PM »

To be Catholic is be a member of the 23 sui iuris Churches.

To be a Roman Catholic is much better.  The Roman Catholic Church is the only one which ia autocephalous and top dog over all the other Catholic Churches.

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« Reply #41 on: May 10, 2010, 07:28:13 PM »
To be Catholic is to Participate of the Misteries of The Sacred Eucharist.
To Be Catholic is to be OBEDIENT of our Bishops, True succesors of the Apostles.

This is fine as long as you bear in mind that this is what it means to be Orthodox Catholic as well.

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« Reply #42 on: May 10, 2010, 07:28:59 PM »

To be Catholic is be a member of the 23 sui iuris Churches.

To be a Roman Catholic is much better.  The Roman Catholic Church is the only one which ia autocephalous and top dog over all the other Catholic Churches.
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Re: Catholicism, from a happy catholic.
« Reply #43 on: May 10, 2010, 07:29:28 PM »
To be Catholic is to Participate of the Misteries of The Sacred Eucharist.
To Be Catholic is to be OBEDIENT of our Bishops, True succesors of the Apostles.

This is fine as long as you bear in mind that this is what it means to be Orthodox Catholic as well.

Mary
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Re: Catholicism, from a happy catholic.
« Reply #44 on: May 10, 2010, 07:31:23 PM »
I really like quite more the paintings from El Greco than many Byzantine Icons. And yet I recognize that those Icons are beacons of the faith of many sincere eastern christian souls.
Nisi Dominus aedificaverit Domum
in vanum laboraverunt qui aedifcant eam
Nisi Dominus custodierit civitatem
frustra vigilant qui custodit Eam