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Pope Benedict prays JPII will help him build on spiritual gi

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:22 pm
by Abiding in His Word
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Pope Benedict prays JPII will help him build on spiritual gifts

By Cindy Wooden
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI prayed that Pope John Paul II would intercede for him with God, helping him to gather and build on the spiritual gifts that Pope John Paul gave to the church.

The Vatican police said almost 40,000 people joined Pope Benedict April 2 in St. Peter's Square for a Mass marking the third anniversary of Pope John Paul's death.

"We pray that from heaven he will continue to intercede for each one of us, and in a special way for me, whom providence has called to harvest his invaluable spiritual heritage," the pope said in his homily.


http://www.catholicnews.com/data/storie ... 801774.htm

For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus....1Tim 2:5

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:45 pm
by OBXBob
Pope Benedict XVI prayed that Pope John Paul II would intercede for him with God, helping him to gather and build on the spiritual gifts that Pope John Paul gave to the church.


:faint:

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:22 pm
by BobRyan
Your emoticons are absolutely the best! :snack:

I am unworthy.

- Bob

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:27 pm
by BobRyan
The issue here is praying to the dead.

This is a Christianized form of "the family gods" - ancestor worship.

I found an article in Catholic Digest that basically states that "The Jews had the mission of wiping out that practice".

From the helpful link in the OP


"I do not miss John Paul," he said. "I accompanied him for almost 40 years and now he accompanies me. When I have a problem, I turn to him and he is with me."



Isaiah 8:20 says we should not "Consult the dead on behalf of the living".

in Christ,

Bob

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:00 pm
by Final Trumpet
Not only praying to the dead, but also praying to someone other than Jesus to be advocate between you and the Father. They pray to everyone but the one they should... Jesus.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:11 pm
by Salty Skipper
Final Trumpet wrote:Not only praying to the dead, but also praying to someone other than Jesus to be advocate between you and the Father. They pray to everyone but the one they should... Jesus.


No kidding. It's one of the most obvious apostasies of the catholic "church." As a side note, many catholics seem to accept the practice of talking to the dead, ala John Edward. Not that he is really talking to the dead of course. He is either a shiester or talking with familiar spirits. fwiw

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:25 pm
by Be still
As a former Catholic, let me clarify ... it's "praying" to the dead.