"The Christianity of history is not Protestantism. If ever there were a safe truth it is this, and Protestantism has ever felt it so; to be deep in history is to cease to be a Protestant." (-John Henry Newman, An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine).

"Where the bishop is, there let the people gather; just as where ever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church". -St. Ignatius of Antioch (ca 110 AD)a martyr later thrown to the lions, wrote to a church in Asia Minor. Antioch was also where the term "Christian" was first used.

“But if I should be delayed, you should know how to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of truth.” 1 Timothy 3:15

"This is the sole Church of Christ, which in the Creed we profess to be one, holy, catholic and apostolic." -CCC 811

Sunday, September 11, 2011

9/11 Terrorist Attack 10th Year Celebration: Pope said NO VIOLENCE IN GOD'S NAME


By AP (The Philippine Star)

VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI has insisted that violence must never be carried out in God’s name as he marks the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

Benedict sent a letter to Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York on the eve of the anniversary. He said Saturday he was praying for the thousands of innocent victims of the “brutal assault” and hoped that their families may find continued consolation.

He says the tragedy of the day was compounded by the attackers’ claim that they were acting in God’s name. He insists that “no circumstances can ever justify acts of terrorism.”

He calls for a greater commitment to justice and a “global culture of solidarity” to rid the world of the types of grievances that spark such acts of violence.

1 comment:

  1. That's the real Church... praying for others, and consoling others.

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