liftangryordie500, I will just address your two bullet points because they are your main points you brought to the table -
At the Last Supper Christ literally said “This IS My Body” and because Christ gave that same power to His Apostles, the priests of today have Apostolic succession and share they also share the same gifts.
You are right the Pope represents Christ on earth but actually ALL Catholics of the world are called to represent Christ. Specifically the pope is in the Chair of Peter, His head of the Church on earth. The pope has to speak infallibly only when he says he is speaking infallibly, not everything he says in infallible.
Hope this helps clear things up for you, let me know what else you want me what other area you want to address because there are quite a few misunderstandings in your post ; )
And where do we have an account of this being said? Aside from the fact that this could have been a misconstrued statement not meant to be taken literally, how many people actually heard him say that other than the 12 Apostles with him; who could have easily forgotten what happened at the event when they wrote accounts of it years later?
My point, to make it clear, was not that the pope admitted fault within the Vatican, but that he refuses to acknowledge the sex scandal going on within the Church today. I, as well as a lot of other people, would assume that raping little boys doesn’t jive well with the Catholic Faith. Hence, the Pope, IMHO, should have at least spoken on it and pledged to uncover the corrupt priests within the Church.
You are right H_factor, The Catholic Church has a homosexual priest problem. I have never said anything contrary to that statement. The rape victims I have talked with were mostly outside the death chambers of America but that is another discussion ; )
I am really glad you figured it out SkyzykS! If you actually present that to the world, you could end up with a Nobel Peace Prize like Barry “Bam Bam”; Obama and you two could chum it up for years!! I am jealous man jajajaja ; )
My theory is that many homosexual people were sexually abused and/or had extremely controlling and abusive parents. A blanket statement for every case is impossible to be correct for every single case.
Is this your way of saying you have no evidence to back up your claim? Cuz it’s a pretty disgusting accusation to levy against the parents/guardians/etc of homosexuals if you have absolutely nothing to back it up