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  •  Wrong, and wrong. (4+ / 0-)
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    If transubstantiating a piece of unleavened bread into a feast that's cannibalism by any other name isn't a "superpower," then what is it?

    And to this day Holy Mother Church is at best unclear, if not outright evasive, on the issue of who gets to go to heaven without Her tender ministrations.

    Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

    by corvo on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 06:59:32 PM PDT

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    •  Not sure what your (1+ / 0-)
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      hyperbolic comment has to do with my response to the diariest about a first sentence but carry on.  

      " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

      by gchaucer2 on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 07:06:40 PM PDT

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      •  I thought he hit the mark dead on. (7+ / 0-)

        You deny that it is the official doctrine of the Catholic Church that priests and bishops are really special people with superpowers and the laity don't get to heaven without them.

        But the church is not at all shy about claiming that ordination gives priests the supernatural ability to change bread and wine in to the body and blood of Christ, and they they also have the power to forgive sins. You have to have their intercession or, in that phrase that is familiar to every Catholic, "it doesn't count".

        •  You seem to not know (0+ / 0-)

          the meaning of "official doctrine."  That is my point.  If you do, I'd be happy for you to link to an official doctrine which states what you have written.

          Do I think that's the opinion of the hierarchy (all men)?  Yes.  But it is not "official doctrine."

          " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

          by gchaucer2 on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 07:52:09 PM PDT

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