“Does the Catholic Church Not Understand the Our Father?” “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us” To forgive you have to ask to be forgiven and you also have to forgive to be forgiven, as in the Our Father.
This addendum regarding forgiveness I indeed learned from Catholic School. To be forgiven means you have to repent. Repent means you own up to your sin and plan to sin no more. We have not heard these two assurances from the Catholic Church regarding their scandal.
It makes me wonder is there someone, some individual they need to forgive but have not? I.e. Themselves.
Why can they not make these assurances? Is it because they cannot repent and sin no more.
“We cannot love perfectly because Satan is all around us.” Is what the priest said on the alter this past Sunday. To me this is an implication of self forgiveness, in the presence, influence and temptation of Satan. In other worlds, when all we do is spend our days fighting Satan to no avail, we can forgive ourselves if we are not perfect in our love for others.
The bible tells us that Jesus Christ could see when Satan had entered an apostle. And the thing to say to get the Devil to go away was, “In the name of Jesus Christ, Devil be gone!” And the Devil must therefore flee you.
To the Satan that exists today in the Catholic Church today I say, “In the name of Jesus Christ, Devil be gone!”
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God Bless Those Who Think
Thomas Paul Murphy
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