Pope extends power to forgive abortion to all Roman Catholic priests

Pope Francis closes the Holy Door to mark the closing of the Catholic Jubilee Year of Mercy in the Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican November 20, 2016. REUTERS/Tiziana Fabi/Pool
Pope Francis closes the Holy Door to mark the closing of the Catholic Jubilee Year of Mercy in the Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican November 20, 2016. REUTERS/Tiziana Fabi/Pool

Pope Francis on Monday extended indefinitely to all Roman Catholic priests the power to forgive abortion, a right previously reserved for bishops or special confessors in most parts of the world.

Francis, who has made a more inclusive and forgiving Roman Catholic Church a characteristic of his papacy, made the announcement in a document known as an “apostolic letter” after Sunday’s close of the Church’s “Holy Year of Mercy.”

He said he wanted to “restate as firmly as I can that abortion is a grave sin, since it puts an end to an innocent life” but “there is no sin that God’s mercy cannot reach and wipe away when it finds a repentant heart seeking to be reconciled with (God)”.

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103 Comments

  1. Natural Isle
    November 28, 2016

    “The Pope did not say that God cannot forgive sin. You people distort everything the Pope says as if you know more than him. I guess you must feel to offer your opinion. Many of you lack godly enlightenment…”

    -INDEED- WE REALLY NEED TO LEARN OUR BIBLE AND STOP DISTORTING THE TRUTH WHICH IS WHAT THE DEVIL- PRINCE OF LIES DOES & WATCH OUR MOUTHS & COMMENTS… THE WORD OF GOD IS CLEAR – IN THE ROOT MEANING (ETYMOLOGY) OF THE WORD ELDER USED IN JAMES 5:16 DOES SPECIFICALLY HIGHLIGHT CONFESSING TO ELDERS FROM WHICH WE DERIVE THE TERM PRESBYTERY- AS IN THE PRIEST…
    FURTHER JESUS CLEARLY STATES THAT THE AUTHORITY TO FORGIVE SINS IS GIVEN TO THE CHURCH -SEE JOHN 20: 21-23 (WHICH IS OBVIOUSLY CATHOLIC) SINCE IT HAS BEEN THE ONLY CHURCH TO FAITHFULLY FOLLOW JESUS’ COMMANDS I.E.- CONFESSION AND MOST HOLY COMMUNION ETC.
    MAY GOD BLESS THE POPE, THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH & MAY GOD BLESS DOMINICA, THE NATURE ISLE!

    • Scalawag
      December 8, 2016

      You lie. John 20-23 is not Catholic (this religion did not exist at that time) and as such it cannot say that the pope can forgive sins.

      If you say this is ‘clear’, you are nothing but a scalawag of scalawags :)

  2. Mahaut man
    November 25, 2016

    Because of these people and their fake religious leaders we have gay people. Refused to make their priest married and they burn inside for sex.wicked wicked .

  3. Father Jonas Blair, Cssd
    November 23, 2016

    The Pope is the agent of God on earth. This is not clear in the Bible, but it really should be. Yes, priests have sodomised little boys and have gotten away with it, but no one is perfect.

    Listen to the Pope, he’s got our back for sure.

  4. O
    November 23, 2016

    it is written in the bible:

    Mark 2:5-7King James Version (KJV)

    5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.

    6 But there was certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,

    7 Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?

    Question. If Jesus who is God was accused of blasphemy by forgiving sins. What about the papal power who as we see here in this article claims to do? And they are just men as we are.
    I hope my post does not get taken down this time….

    • Yes, you are quoting Scriptures, but the devil in hell also knows scriptures too and used them to confound people like you, you cannot compare a little man to God, that man you all call pope, has no power, absolutely no power from God to forgive the sins, of any human, less someone who offend him personally.

      In case, someone cursed him out; and this is an example, and then regret the incident, if they are wrong, and they return to him and ask his forgiveness for what they did to him, and he said apology accepted, I forgive you from his heart and forget it forever; that is a different thing, than him talking crap that he gave power to priest to for sin of abortion!

      Where the hell he got that power from; is he God? if anything your pope might be involve into blasphemy!

      He may be a god to people like you, but do not compare that man in any way with God, what crap papal you talking about you may dive into hell with him!

  5. November 23, 2016

    @Opinionated November 21, 2016 Christianity is a false religion pure and simple. Once you believe in the bible no matter what version you are on a path of falsehood.”

    First of all may I inform you that a true Christian is a disciple of Christ Jesus, maintaining a Relationship with Him, by faith, through worship to Him and fellowship in His presence, by the Church family. I am saying that Christianity is not a RELIGION in that religion has its own laws and do not abide by God’s Law

    And here is what God’s Word said about people like you, at 1st Corinthians 2: 14 “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned”

    The natural man is a person who is wandering with a carnal condition of the mind and a body that is dead, so is the soul within–take heed!

  6. O
    November 23, 2016

    It is written in Mark 2:7 “Why does this fellow talk like that? He’s blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?
    This text speaks about the Pharisees accusation against Jesus Christ after he forgave and healed a man sick of the palsy. they knew that only God could forgive sins. Though they did not believe Jesus was God in the flesh. Here is a “MORTAL” man (IN NEED OF GODS GRACE DAILY LIKE ME) who has publicly blasphemed God by taking upon himself Gods authority, yet people who do not study the word still follow the unbiblical teachings of the Papacy.
    (KJV) Daniel 7:25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

  7. The Truth Be Told
    November 22, 2016

    If you want your life, your family life, your country and your endeavors to be better, have respect for the Catholic Church. Some of you were once Catholics. You chose to follow false indoctrinators.
    Oh boy! On that day when you die and on Judgment Day you will see the truth, what you left the Catholic Church for and for what? That freedom of speech will be stilled and some will regret it for all eternity.
    The Lord asks His Catholic people to be patient amidst criticisms, harassment and persecution, even of those who were baptized practicing Catholics, turned enemies and traitors of the Catholic Church. Little do they know how much they offend God.
    Our :Lord said: “Vengeance is Mine! I will repay!”
    Praise to Our Lord Jesus Christ who will always look over His Consecrated Catholic Church, the One and Only Church He established on earth and protect it..
    Praise be to Thee, O Lord of Glory! Loving thanks to Thee we bring! Amen!

  8. “Learn what Our Lord Jesus Christ commanded: “Love one another as you love yourself.” How many times do I have to state that? If you are a true Christian you would know that and practice it.”

    Whoever you are lady, Truth Be Told: Tell the Facts, Tell The Truth: Kid On Block!

    Be informed that there are thousands of commandments in the Bible, the Ten Commandments are not all of it. Because the Bible said to love another person as we love our self, it did not tell us we should love hypocrisy, and false teachings about God, and that is what the Roman Catholics does.

    Lady your pope believes they even have the power to change the word of God, and this is why he is talking that crap about he give all church power to forgive sin, the man is crazy, and ignorant people like you will kill to support his nonsense!

    You keep talking about the Roman Catholic religion was first before all other churches, and Peter was the first pope. That is a lie, Peter was a disciple as any other, and…

    • Continue:

      Peter was a disciple as any other, and because Jesus said Thou art Peter upon this rock I will build my Church that did no mean any Roman Catholic church!

      I am going to take this to extreme, and let you know that Christianity was not mentioned in Peter’s day as all of Jesus Minister involved the Jews, Christianity did not surface until Paul was appointed by Jesus Christ to take his words to the Gentiles!

      Remember the Bible said “First to the Jews, and then to the Gentiles.” In Jesus day his teachings and dealings were exclusively with the Jews, Paul is the one who brought the Gospel to us Gentiles, so if you wish to crown someone pope crown Paul because he is the one who brought Christianity to people like me and others who are believers in Jesus Christ.

      For your information lady in Jesus day, and even when Paul brought the word of God to the Gentiles, there was no religious denomination by name, Churches were referred to by their location i. e., if a Church…

      • “Jesus Minister involved the Jews, Christianity did not surface until Paul was appointed by Jesus Christ to take his words to the Gentiles!

        That should read “Jesus Ministry involved the Jews only”!

    • Continuation:

      For your information lady in Jesus day, and even when Paul brought the word of God to the Gentiles, there was no religious denomination by name, Churches were referred to by their location i. e., if a Church was located in Canada, and there was one located in America, they would simply refer to them as “the Church in Canada; and the Church in America.” And if you want me to prove that from the Bible I can prove it. You need to stop. The Roman catholic religion has cause too much damage in the world already. All of the wars in ancient time into modern day was caused by your popes!

      They brought vast poverty around the world including Dominica which is unable to free itself from this poverty, because of those black Dominica so called priest and bishop who are paid by Skerrit to kiss his Butt, and force them influence their congregation to vote for Skerrit keeping the country in poverty!

      If you want to Roman Catholic, be Roman Catholic, if you believe false…

      • The Truth Be Told
        November 22, 2016

        Busy body, keep quiet! Your views are not important to me. I did not even read them. it would be a waste of my God-given precious time to do so.
        You are a cantankerous man, a troublemaker; always causing trouble on this Website. Keep it up and keep heaping burning coals on your head. The worst to come on you later. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

    • Finally:

      If you want to Roman Catholic, be Roman Catholic, if you believe false doctrines are going to get you into heaven, believe that; but I doubt many of us who study and knows God you try to influence us into the devils teachings of your religion will not fall for your crap. It is not about religion you see, it is about God, Jesus Christ and his true words!

      • The Truth Be Told
        November 22, 2016

        All I have to state to you is, when you die you will find out which religion/Church is the true one. You cannot suppress the truth. One day you will see.
        I feel sorry for you that you continue to remain in mortal and spiritual ignorance and cannot allow others their right to comment/respond. Get lost! In any case, how old are you? It may not be long for you..
        God is patient!

      • Facts, again I say to you when Jesus Mother and siblings went to a place where he was preaching and teaching; and someone said to him: you mother and brothers were outside and could not get to see you.

        Note: this is not verbatim; anyway he responded by saying; those who do the will of my father, are my brothers and sisters. Define that, and come to you conclusion, there is no place in the Bible where God speak of a true religion!

        And I suspect if it did it would not be the Roman Catholic Church with all those homosexuals priest and pole in it. In the first place Peter had a wife, and all of Jesus disciples had wife’s so take it from me as one serve God in Sprit, and in truth, religion no matter which one you chose to follow matters nothing to God!

    • Arte El Labore
      November 23, 2016

      FRANCO,You are a big time lier and hypocrite, you on about “Love one another as yourself “how is it that you hate Pm Skerrit ,you hate all Labour ministers, and supporter the now their you are talking about true Christian Francisco, you are no more than a sick joke. :twisted:

  9. God's child
    November 22, 2016

    Why am I not surprised??? This man claims to be God! Only the Almighty Father can forgive us our sins not Priest, or Pastor. The bible tells us to confess out faults to one another not our sins. This man has ABSOLUTELY NO POWERR TO FORGIVE ANY MAN HIS SINS. He himself needs forgiveness

    • The Truth Be Told
      November 22, 2016

      How silly you are. Did you hear him say he is God? So foolish! We Catholics know better. One day all you who bash him and the Catholic Church will pay for it. Stupid! Keep on telling lies, making up evil stories and hating. You cannot be a child of God. Your words give you away. You belong to Satan. He caused you to say that. twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

      • Lady if I say to you I give you power to oversee all of my belongings; power of attorney, that will give you the right to even sell what I have while yet alive.

        When this man said he give power to priest to forgive sins, he has place himself in the place of God Almighty, who is the power who can forgive sin, you can go all the bull-pooping priest, and tell then all the nastiness you have done in your life, when the finish knowing your nasty business, all they will tell you is go and say three times hale Mary.

        Worst you tell them is the more hale Mary they tell you to say! Facts, I know, in those little booths. when I was a kid I went to confession, and told a priest I screwed a girl:

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

        Playing big man it was not even true; I played the same game with him three time as I remember, each time he told me to go and pray saying three times hale Mary. In the process he made the sign of the cross on his head. So you see the mess with you…

  10. zandoli
    November 22, 2016

    You would think the Pope is a special envoy to God. The Catholic Church has done so many heinous things in its history and this man stands up to talk as if he was Christ reincarnate?
    :-|

    • The Truth Be Told
      November 22, 2016

      Were you not a baptized Catholic and a practicing one? All those other religions have done a good job of brainwashing people as you. You turned hater? See how far this will get you. I am informing you one day all of you will regret your words.

  11. November 22, 2016

    Evaluate everything by the light of God’s word. If it doesn’t measure up to the word of God reject it.

    False religions that teach contrary to the holy scriptures or discourage people from reading the Bible for themselves do not have the light. They do not have genuine knowledge and understanding to share with you so avoid them.

    The Bible says:

    “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” (Isaiah 8:20)

    There are religious organizations that call themselves “churches” but make up their own beliefs and practices with no regard for what God says in the Bible. They want to keep their people ignorant of the scriptures so can deceive them. The less you know about the Bible the easier it is for them to control you.

    The Bible says:

    “For every one that doeth evil hates the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.” (John 3:20)

    Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill.

    • The Truth Be Told
      November 22, 2016

      Your opinion, even though you quote from your bible does not represent that of the Catholic Church. If you are an intelligent person you would know that you cannot speak for the Catholic Church. Whatever you state is not important to Catholics of all.
      As I inform everyone, when you die you will see the truth and say if only I knew, too late.
      Well, you are told. Do not criticize the Catholic Church, Its Doctrines and religious practices. Our Lord Jesus Christ inspired them and approved of them. I have much proof of that.
      I suggest you go after all those other churches that claim to be Christians; some Christians who cause division, disunity and lack of peace. Ever since they established their churches, they have caused problems among others as previously mentioned.
      Churches that God did not establish will not last to the end of the world. The only Church that will remain will be the Catholic Church because God established it.
      Our Catholic Church is ONE!

    • The Truth Be Told
      November 22, 2016

      Leave the Catholic Church alone!
      Do not waste your time for you and your words cannot change anything which God has ordained. There is much work to do in the world and for the world. The world is in a bad shape. Pray for the world, the children and adults who have gone astray; for all criminals of the world and all other sins which are committed in the world, some of which governments have legalized. You would do well to do that rather than criticize the Catholic Church which It does not deserve from people as you, Its enemies which you project.
      God will bless you for praying for the world. He will not bless you for criticizing His Catholic Church. He knows you are not perfect and others who criticize the Church. He is patiently waiting to mete out His just recompense to those who bash His Church. You too will experience it some day.
      There is no Scripture that can be used to dispute the Catholic Church. Only your misled interpretation does that.

  12. Dominican
    November 22, 2016

    Whom does the Pope confess to? I guess that is why they had to declare him infallible? That church does good work but a lot of not so good things are kept out of the limelight.
    It certainly is not a democratic institution and don’t even mention gender equality. It is autocratic, secretive and dictatorial. I praise the current head of the church for trying to bring a greater sense of humility to an institution, that is still full of pharisees.

  13. November 22, 2016

    The devil is a busy man..especially as the age is coming to a close..hear things..see things..the best is yet to come…The sad part of the story is that, many of you will be joining him in about a month time to celebrate the birth of little baby ( Jesus ) poor-pity ….And just as you’ll are calling him out for talking debris now..the 25th of December is also debris…JEHOVAH has not left any instruction to celebrate the savior’s birth let alone the 25th of December…And Easter is not to far behind…more debris…OH LORD HELP US……

    • The Truth Be Told
      November 22, 2016

      Chris, it is unbelievable that you are another one who cannot accept the Catholic Church, its position and the Holy Father, Pope Francis I. Our Lord Jesus Christ established His Church on earth and His succession of Popes, Pope Francis the present one.
      Whatever church you are in He did not establish it. If you are smart you would know with the thousands of churches which were formed after the Catholic Church, Our Lord did not establish them. He does not approve of them. They were formed specifically for their personal benefit, not for the love of God. They are only hiding under the banner of God. They will experience the error on that day.
      Anyone who could speak of Jehovah, is not a Christian. Try not eating your heart out. You cannot change what God has ordained, namely the Catholic Church and His Pope!
      God bless the Pope, the Great the Good! God bless His Catholic Church and all faithful practicing Catholics. In Our Lord Jesus Christ’s Most Holy Name!

  14. Scrunty Wifee
    November 22, 2016

    Catholic and I free to love my chick, Catholic, I young and I moving on, Catholic….. Say sar ki tay waitay..bravo! Mr Pope what next? Are you going to say that you are God?

    • The Truth Be Told
      November 22, 2016

      People go to Hell for blasphemy. Their words condemn them. Take note. If something happens to you during your lifetime, do not wail and say what have I done and why me. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

  15. Romancia
    November 21, 2016

    please come out of babylon my people

  16. Mahaut man
    November 21, 2016

    What next Pope, you going to give skiroo the mandate or power to call himself dominica lord and master

    • Arte El Labore
      November 23, 2016

      Mahaut man, You don’t be stupid, please get back to the lab Campbell Road, Mahaut, your friends are all waiting to have some RUM !

  17. Stupppssss
    November 21, 2016

    Wat happen to them pagan there na lord jesus man can forgive sin smh! The pop need to repent along with all his diciples

    • The Truth Be Told
      November 22, 2016

      God knows you have much more repenting to do, a whole lifetime. But will you be forgiven for your words, lack of love and respect? :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

  18. Opinionated
    November 21, 2016

    Christianity is a false religion pure and simple. Once you believe in the bible no matter what version you are on a path of falsehood.

    • Channel 1
      November 22, 2016

      Opinionated – And those who don’t believe the Bible are on a path to what exactly?

      If there is no God, where then do the concepts of truth and morality come from?

      • The Truth Be Told
        November 22, 2016

        I heard, a dead atheist is one all dressed up with no where to go. :lol: :lol: :lol:
        Another one:
        There is a phone that atheists could call if he/she needs religious help. When it is called no one answers.
        Little do they know that if they keep this up they will regret it eternally.
        These people need prayers, God’s blessing and graces.

    • You thoughts, and words are that of a fool!

      The Bible teaches, the fool said in his heart there is no God. If you condemned the Bible as you have done, you have actually said there id no God, because the words in the Bible are certainly the living word of God!

    • The Truth Be Told
      November 22, 2016

      It sounds like Satan sent you on earth to bring his false message which is just why he was kicked out of Heaven for his false pride, saying to God, “I will not serve.” Pride comes before the fall. He fell into Hell and is roaming around influencing people as you. Continue. You will end up with him in his cauldron of everlasting fire. It appears this is where you are heading too. No good, loving person would make such a remark. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

  19. Prophet
    November 21, 2016

    What next!!!! Come out of her my People of Dominica…come out of her with all her whoredoms.

  20. Denis
    November 21, 2016

    A man who continues to hide and protect priests and bishops who molest and rape little boys, no giving power to others to forgive sin. I am not even feeling sorry for those who who are of the catholic faith. Carry on with your works of evil my good brothers and sisters, you are doing well in the eyes of YOUR GOD.

  21. That man might be under the influence of some cocaine: that is a man we know to be chewing on cocaine leaves, when the mind of someone is altered on drugs, such as cocaine of marijuana they, becomes delusional!

    No man alive on earth has the power to ordain or give any other man or any so called Church the power to forgive any sin, only God have the power to forgive sin!

    This is what I read in Book of Jeremiah 31:34 ” And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”

    Now there is a part of scripture which said “confess your sin to one another, it does not mean to go to any pope priest or bishop and confess that is people in the church, if they offend each other, when they realize they are wrong they must go to the person they hurt or offend and ask…

    • Reiteration:

      Now there is a part of scripture which said “confess your sin to one another, it does not mean to go to any pope priest or bishop and confess that is people in the church, if they offend each other, when they realize they are wrong they must go to the person they hurt or offend and ask their forgiveness, hence God said what you loose on earth, I will loose in heaven.

      God never told anybody to go to any so called priest and kneel and say bless me father for I have sinned! There is no place in God’s word where it said an sinful man, has any power on earth to give church, or man the power to forgive sin of any kind, abortion or any otherwise.

      When we sin we go to God in prayer, and ask him for forgiveness, and he said he is faithful and just to do forgive us. To hell with that guy!

  22. Massacre
    November 21, 2016

    I would like to know where was the Catholic Church during Slavery?!
    Did they tell the slave masters to repent and from their sins?

  23. J.John-Charles
    November 21, 2016

    This is the biggest joke of the year.Who does he think he is.?

    • The Truth Be Told
      November 22, 2016

      When you die you will find out. God will reveal the answer to you.
      Your stupidity for renouncing your Catholic Faith will also be revealed. May you not then regret it eternally.

  24. sad
    November 21, 2016

    My friend if you were waiting on your priest or the Pope to forgive you, you’re on your own as they too need forgiveness. Don’t think the pastor can do it either, he might be worse off than you. The bible talks a lot about how to be forgiven but I will not quote any scripture here, lest you say it is “white man’s religion”. However I ask you, no I beg you, to talk to God for yourself, ask Him to reveal the truth to you and He will.

    • The Truth Be Told
      November 22, 2016

      You are on your own. Speak for yourself. You have chosen another path, a wrong one.
      It is obvious that you cannot interpret Scripture properly.
      Your heart is filled with hatred. You talk to God and ask him for forgiveness. I do not know if He will forgive you for speaking ill of His Church and His Pope. One day you will find out.

      • wow
        November 23, 2016

        You sound so hateful for a “good catholic”. The Pope is a human being, a man. I would describe to you exactly how he is a man, but then DNO would not post my comment. It means he is liable to make mistakes and considering his age, he may not even know what day it is. I wish you flowers and butterflies.

  25. Music Producer
    November 21, 2016

    That’s allu father, is he not?

  26. ok
    November 21, 2016

    We are all sinners, that includes me, you, the priests and the Pope and we’re all guilty and sentenced to forever separation from God. That’s why we can’t stop doing the things we know are wrong, no matter how hard we try. God’s Holiness cannot live with sin, BUT His mercy made a way to bridge that gap by allowing Jesus to die, to be rejected for our sake. No one will be spared except by God’s grace. Religion will not save us, titles and money will not save us, only Jesus’ sacrifice will.

    • The Truth Be Told
      November 22, 2016

      Some are more sinners than others. You do not have to look far to see it, in your house and environment. Therefore, you examine your conscience and speak for yourself. Let us faithful Catholics speak for our own, namely the Pope and Priests. Stay out of it for God knows you are no saint and how much you are in dire need of healing. .

  27. Wow
    November 21, 2016

    No priest pastor king princes no power above god which is none or beneath is able to forgive sin he sent his son to die on the cross for our sins once and for all. Repent oh ye sinners turn from your wicked ways,so god will hear from heaven forgive your sin and heal your land.people only God has the POWER to forgive SIN

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    • The Truth Be Told
      November 22, 2016

      What do you know? Nothing! Save your soul!

  28. Wow
    November 21, 2016

    No priest pastor king princes no power above god which is none or beneath is able to forgive sin he sent his son to die on the cross for our sins once and for all. Repent oh ye sinners turn from your wicked ways

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  29. analy thomas
    November 21, 2016

    “Pope Francis on Monday extended indefinitely to all Roman Catholic priests the power to forgive abortion, a right previously reserved for bishops or special confessors in most parts of the world”
    All power and authority comes from Jesus Christ the son of the living God. Many churches will answer to whether they operate by Christianity or by the law of religion; a ‘placibo’ that the devil has put before us causing us to think that we are saved and need nothing else. Unfortunately, we will realize that salvation and a personal relationship with Jesus is key!
    Question. What about some of whom are not Catholic? How will their sins of abortion be forgiven? See? Should we continue to imply that Catholics are the only ones who will see the face of God? No! Jesus forgives sin and therefore we must confess to one another. (I did this to you and i am sorry. Please forgive me) Then seek God’s face. :)

    • The Truth Be Told
      November 22, 2016

      Figure it out. No one asked you to leave the Catholic Church. You were in the right Church but you allowed yourself to be falsely influenced by false prophets which Our Lord Jesus Christ spoke of in Holy Scripture. Those pastors have no power. For one, God did not establish those other churches. God is not giving them a mandate; never did to forgive sins. Ha! Ha! Ha!
      Some Catholics are foolish to renounce their Catholic Faith. One day your error will be revealed to you. You will be jealous. If you left the Catholic Church, return to it. This is the only Church that will lead you to eternity, as Our Lord Jesus Christ ordained. It alone has the True Deposit of Faith. Pray to God for this enlightenment.

  30. HEBREW NATION
    November 21, 2016

    Anti Christ Priest strikes again. Dominica need to come back to the Laws and Commandments of The Most High. Catholicism leads to Paganism. Come out of her my people.

    • Dante Jones
      November 21, 2016

      Hebrew nation my foot. I’m willing to bet that you’re not jewish yourself. The jews would buy and sell you ten times over without blinking an eye. In fact they are literally doing that right now, en masse.

      • The Truth Be Told
        November 22, 2016

        This is an imposter. The Jews have respect for the Catholic Church and vice versa.
        The Jews are not as ignorant as that one who calls him/herself Hebrew Nation, my foot too. :lol: :lol: :lol: Some of them have a lot to learn.

      • HEBREW NATION
        November 24, 2016

        Let me Educate you. Negroes are indeed the true Hebrews of the Bible. That’s the greatest story never told. If you read Deu 28:15-68. This will give you a brief synopsis on who you are. Because we disobeyed our ELOHIM. A CURSE CAME UPON OUR PEOPLE TO SCATTER THEM THROUGHOUT THE FACE OF THE EARTH. The word JEW was never in the Bible since the letter J was created 500 years after Jesus. His name is Yahshua. The Jews living in Israel today are in connection with the Pope, the same Romans in Jesus time REV 2:9 and REV 3:9. Israel/ Yashraal is in Africa. The Ethiopian finally found out who they are, It’s time for the Negroes to wake up. So i’m a Hebrew by birth.

      • HEBREW NATION
        November 24, 2016

        I know that many Dominicans are contributing the Pope’s well being. That is where all you monies are going. To that great Vatican empire and they’re not contributing to renovate your catholic churches nor looked on us when Erica devastated Dominica, that is what you have to look at. The Romans still have you all in slavery. I urge you to go and educate yourselves on what it means to be hebrew because Israel is in Africa and not the Middle East.

    • The Truth Be Told
      November 21, 2016

      As always, anything to do with the Catholic Church, its enemies are right there at its throat, upon its shoulders and back. The Gates of Hell are thrown wide open. You might as well keep quiet. You give me more ammunition and urge to vehemently defend My Catholic Church/Faith against its enemies as you.
      You are mortally and spiritually sick. Your words are that of Satan, depriving you of God’s blessing and graces and eternal salvation. You might as well keep quiet. :twisted:
      Do you not think Satan knows which Church is The One True Church Our Lord Jesus Christ established on earth? It is evident why people as you bash it and persecute it.
      If you are a smart person you would know that Our Lord Jesus Christ did not speak to those thousand of churches which were not yet formed when He said: “Thou art Peter and upon this Rock I will build MY CHURCH….
      Do you think that He meant all those thousands of churches would be formed after the Catholic Church was formed?

      • Facts, why do you support ignorance and tolerate the nonsense that guy profess. Tel the Truth, Tell The Facts; Kid On Block, that man in the picture is a fraud, serving not God, but I suggest Satan, because his message here is not of God.

        This guy stands in front of a big old box talking about he is closing the some holy door! Facts, or whatever name you have tell me where in the Bible you read about a holy door that a man dressed in some stupid costume God gave a holy box with we do not know what is in it.

        You know the Bible teaches in reference to God “only he is holy.” That sinful man you see in his act, is a man who was involved in gorilla warfare in his country, when the say he was a bishop there, he even kidnapped his own priests, and you cannot say it is a lie, because that became a scandal in his country.

        You are into religious false teachings; I suggest you study God’s words for yourself, and give your life to Jesus rather than your pope, because he can’t get…

    • The Truth Be Told
      November 21, 2016

      Do you think He would leave lack of love and peace which you people generate and toward the Catholic Church?
      Do you think you can go to Heaven, bashing the Catholic Church and making derogatory statements against it?
      Do you think you can go to Heaven divided with all this on your mind and soul?
      With that type of disposition, also projecting no respect for people’s religious beliefs, you are highly mistaken. You are not even pleasing God, you hypocrite. Cease deceiving yourself and allowing others to deceive you.
      Learn what Our Lord Jesus Christ commanded: “Love one another as you love yourself.” How many times do I have to state that? If you are a true Christian you would know that and practice it.
      What Hebrew Nation? There will be no such name in Heaven.
      You are in dire need of God’s blessing, graces and enlightenment. Seek it before it is too late. Pray to God for these godly virtues.

      • The word
        November 22, 2016

        Your make no sense..this is not the point..the point is god alone can forgive sin not the priest nor the pope..this is pure blasphemy by the pope.you can forgive someone who do you wrong by not holding it against hem. But for this thing man giving man power to forgive a particular sin..this is the same reason at age 16 I said good bye to the catholic doctrine.i always thought I could live any life I could and the priest could pray for my forgiveness after I died so I could go to heaven..I was wrong because the Bible\’s says if we confess he (not a priest or pope) is faithful and just to forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

    • analy thomas
      November 22, 2016

      A few Catholics may end up in heaven my friend. The ones who keep Jesus’ commandments and do his will. The ones who accept him as the one and only savior and the ones who don’t support idolatry. There are a few Christians within the faith….Those who put Christianity before religion! Rest assured the same lies in all churches but we cannot (generally) bash the church because it represents the body of Christ. All churches have their flaws.

  31. Truth
    November 21, 2016

    Does the Pope have that power? Wow! Thought it’s only God who had the power to forgive sins???

    • The Truth Be Told
      November 21, 2016

      When were you born and what denomination do you belong to?
      First of all, the Catholic Church is not a denomination. It is unique, established by Our Lord Jesus Christ. It was not formed from anyone’s church and their watered-down bible
      The Pope is the Head of the Catholic Church, the Vicar of Our Lord Jesus Christ on earth. God consistently speaks to His Church through the Pope. As Pope, we call him Holy Father. His power comes from God; not from himself.
      It may be you listen to too many different religions which confuse your mind. God is a God of love and peace;not confusion and of various minds and opinion.
      You, too, have much to learn. Pray to God and He will grant you the gift of spiritual enlightenment.
      No other on earth has more godly power than the Holy Father Pope Francis I. This is also what irks some people and cause them to eat their heart out. Its enemies are to proud to accept it. When they all die the truth will be revealed to them.

    • The Truth Be Told
      November 21, 2016

      Here is what Our Lord said to St. Faustina Kowalska of Poland: It is a message for us all:
      When you go to confession, to this Fountain of Mercy, the Blood and Water which came forth from My Heart always flows down upon your soul. In the Tribunal of Mercy, (the Sacrament of Reconciliation) the greatest miracles take place and are incessantly repeated. Here the misery of the soul meets the God of Mercy.
      Come with faith to the feet of My representative. . . . I myself am waiting there for you. I am only hidden by the priest. . . . . I Myself act in your soul. . . . Make your confession before me. The person of the priest. . . . is, for Me, only a screen. Never analyze what sort of priest it is that I am making use of; open your soul in confession as you would to Me, and I will feel it with my light.
      .
      As Our Lord said, “Hear and understand. Who can accept it, accept it.”
      Purchase the Book, Divine Mercy In My Soul. Or Divine Mercy Message and Devotion.

    • The Truth Be Told
      November 21, 2016

      Our Lord also said: “Who has ears ought to hear.”

  32. November 21, 2016

    There is no sin that God’s mercy cannot reach and wipe away when it finds a repentant heart …”

    This is true. It is what we believe! The Bible says “… … the blood of Jesus Christ (God’s) Son cleanseth us from ALL sin.” (1 John 1:7)

    However, there is no scripture that tells us to confess our sins to a man. There is no example in the New Testament of people confessing to a priest. Even the apostles told people to confess their sins – not to them – but to God. Peter told the Simon the magician “Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, AND PRAY GOD, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.” (Acts 8:22)

    The Catholic Church quotes Jesus when He said “Whosoever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them,
    and whoso ever sins ye retain, they are retain they are retained.” (John 2023) It was by the preaching of the gospel the apostles would retain the sins of those who would accept the good news. They did this by
    announcing (conveying) to them…

    • November 21, 2016

      Continued …

      That last sentence should read

      It was by the preaching of the gospel the apostles would REMIT (not retain) the sins of those who believed the gospel. They would be doing this by conveying to them the good news that God had remitted their sins.

      The gospel is the good news that on the cross our Lord Jesus by His sufferings and death paid the penalty for our sins. God the Father raised Him from the dead to show that He had accepted the sacrifice of His Son’s death as payment in full for our salvation. We are saved by BELIEVING this and trusting the cross work of Christ ALONE for our salvation :!: Please read 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, and Romans 1:16 with John 3:16 and Acts 16:31 with Ephesians 2:8,9 :!:

      When the believer sins there is a penalty for the sin. Our relationship with the Father does not change. But our fellowship with the Father is impaired. It becomes difficult to pray. Our witness is dampened. We confess our sins.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald…

      • Sek Han
        November 23, 2016

        Dear Rev Hill: James 5:16 appears to contradict your strong assertion ” there is no scripture that tells us to confess our sins to a man”. Whether sins or faults will depend on the translation that you used but taken in context, you will agree sins/faults are a matter of semantics.
        You will agree that the Lord himself gave the power to forgive sins to his disciples as is recorded in the account of John 20:22-23 “… He breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven..” It seems that Christ himself desired for his agents/disciples on earth to forgive sins. Unless if you wish to make a case that there are no disciples of Christ in this modern world or that the power to forgive sins have long expired, at least you should accept that the tradition of the Catholic Church to confess and forgive sins is founded in the passages and tradition of the Bible that you read
        Sek Han

    • Dominican
      November 21, 2016

      So why are protestants confessing to pastors. At least the priest keeps in private but the pastors spill it out on the pulpit and even use it for blackmail

      • The Truth Be Told
        November 22, 2016

        Good question. Such pastors are fakes. God will take care of these false prophets in His time.
        Fools that they are for all the world to hear their sins, their weaknesses.
        Nowhere in Holy Scripture it is stated that they have to tell the whole world their sins and spew it out in churches for all to hear. This is how some wrongly misinterpret Holy Scripture.
        This is why the Catholic Church Hierarchy, since in those days, established Confession which is inspired and approved by Our Lord. It is private between the Priest and God – not the spectators and the rest of the world. Thanks be to God!

    • Channel 1
      November 21, 2016

      @Rev. Donald Hill, D.D. – Roman Catholicism is one of the greatest hoaxes ever perpetrated on the human race.

      When I heard that story on the news this morning about Francis granting power to priests to forgive the sin of abortion, I had to shake my head in amusement. These men in dat Vatican dere are very brazen and bold-barefacedly arrogant in their self-proclaimed, self-given abilities which they somehow equate to God-like abilities.

      It is so sad to see that some people out there continue to willfully allow themselves to be deceived by that heretical movement known as Roman Catholicism. If only folks would study the Bible properly, they would come to the realization that Roman Catholicism is diametrically opposed to the fundamental teachings of Jesus Christ.

    • winston warrington
      November 21, 2016

      Dr Hill you’re getting soft. What about ” confess you sins to one another”

      • November 22, 2016

        “Confess your sins one to another, and pray one for another…”

        (1) This has nothing to do with confessing to a priest to receive forgiveness. If it did it would go against many other scriptures that touch on the subject of confessing.

        (2) This shows there is an equality among us. Confess your sins to who? To a priest? NO :!: “One to another!” Why? so you will be forgiven? NO :!: So you will be healed.

        (3) There is no hint in this verse of forgiveness. It is about humility not forgiveness. I might confess a sin to a brother in Christ and ask him to pray for me. He might do he same. James is encouraging this interaction between Christians.

        “Pray one for another that ye might be healed.” This is not necessarily limited to physical healing. It could include healing from the sin problems many of us struggle with.

        Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill.

      • The Truth Be Told
        November 22, 2016

        People’s sins are private. The pastors sin too. Who on earth do they confess to?

    • The Truth Be Told
      November 21, 2016

      Who did Our Lord Jesus Christ said to, “Whose sins you forgive they shall be forgiven. Whose sins you shall retain they are retained.? He surely was not talking to the thousands of different churches/pastors which came after The One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Faith was established.
      When will some people comprehend that Heaven is made of love, happiness, peace and unity; not divisions and difference of opinion?
      Some people distort Holy Scripture according to their mentality. There is no scripture which says to bash the Catholic Church for its religious teachings, Note, you use a different wording of Scripture. This is what I mean when people distort it to their own likeness.
      The Catholic Church has the answers, not its enemies and the thousands of different churches there are in the world with more to come as the world progresses.
      When people die and at the end of time they will know the truth. I hope when they die it will not be too late for them to believe this.

      • “Who did Our Lord Jesus Christ said to, “Whose sins you forgive they shall be forgiven. Whose sins you shall retain they are retained.? He surely was not talking to the thousands of different churches/pastors which came after The One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Faith was established.”

        Lady, quote here on DNO one part of Scripture to support that argument you wrote to you!

        Facts, the is no place in the Bible, nether the Roman Catholic, nor the Protestant Bible, which are both the same where it speaks of a holy catholic and apostolic faith.

        Faith is something hope for: in otherwise if you hope to be rich, you must have faith you will get rich. As for Apostolic faith that has nothing to do with God, though the dictionary meaning takes you back to some crap about Catholic. If there is nothing in the Bible about it, it simply becomes the philosophy of man, and not the word of God!

        If there is a holy Roman Catholic, then all else are holy!

    • Cmb
      November 22, 2016

      Although I agree the Bible does not say to confess to a ” priest” , it does say in James 5:16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. So there is in fact a scripture telling us we can confess to each other, however, only God has the power to grant forgiveness for our sins. A man be he pope or not, cannot grant power to anyone for forgiveness. So although we may pray for each other and intervene for each other, only God has the power to forgive.

      • The Truth Be Told
        November 22, 2016

        Today, can you trust one another to confess your sins to? People talk so much and they can turn around and tell everyone and chastise you for it when they, themselves sin. They cannot keep a secret. Do not make that mistake confessing to a crowd in a church/gathering or on TV and over the Radio.
        The priests cannot divulge the sins of those who confess to him. He could be excommunicated for it. We have Church regulations which are the teachings of the Church. It is something which some people criticize, thinking they know more than the Catholic Church. I would quicker go to a Priest than confess to anyone else on this earth. Too many are not genuine and are traitors. They cannot be trusted.
        One day I will write my book on general religious matters. May God assist me accordingly.

  33. ok
    November 21, 2016

    That’s nice…but only God can forgive sin.

    • November 21, 2016

      O.K.

      This is true.

      There is no support in the Bible for the practice of priestly confession.

      The individual must trust the death of Christ ALONE for his or her salvation.

      “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:6)

      “For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.” (Romans 5:6)

      “… God commended his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)

      “… … Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.” (Acts 16:31)

      “For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8,9)

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill.

    • The Truth Be Told
      November 21, 2016

      The Pope did not say that God cannot forgive sin. You people distort everything the Pope says as if you know more than him. I guess you must feel to offer your opinion. Many of you lack godly enlightenment.

      • HEBREW NATION
        November 24, 2016

        The Pope enjoying all your money you send to the vatican and did not look out for you after Erica. Dominica is the largest contributor in the Lesser Antilles. Where’s your King Pope to help you. A bunch of Foolish Black People. All these are Herod’s People, The Romans, The Greeks getting rich of you all, stealing all your money. Oh yes foolish Dominicans wake up dry bones, you are Hebrews. Deu 28:15-68. Come out of her, don’t celebrate her vain holidays. Come back to Christ.

  34. Out of the box
    November 21, 2016

    I’m a bit confused.. pope gives power to priest? God is who we should ask forgives not no man at all.. no priest no pastor.. what path are we leading our children on?

    • November 21, 2016

      ”Jesus said …. I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto he Father but by me.” (John 14:6)

      ”Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)

      ”For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:5)

      Only God can forgive sins. He can only do this by the merits of Christ through the redemptive work He accomplished for us on the cross.

      We can only receive it by faith apart from our own good works an religious rituals.

      Read Ephesians 2:8,9.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill.

    • The Truth Be Told
      November 21, 2016

      You refuse to accept the power of the Pope given to him by God for His Church which He established on earth? Too bad for you. You are another one who is blinded by the truth and is in dire need of godly enlightenment.
      Read my comments/response. No need to elaborate further for you.

      • November 22, 2016

        Did you know that many years ago during the so-called “dark ages” the Roman Catholic Church forbid its people to read the Bible in their own language? In fact if they were caught with a Bible in their homes they were burned at the stake unless it was a Latin Bible. The church didn’t care if they had a Latin Bible because they couldn’t read it anyway.

        They do not want their members to read the Bible. If you don’t know what the Bible says you have no way of testing or evaluating what they tell you. The less you know about what the scriptures actually say the easier it is for them to control you :!:

        Did you know the New Testament was originally written in Greek? If you understood Greek and could read Greek you would know in Matthew 16:18 Jesus said to Peter “Thou are Petros. (meaning a small stone). Upon the Petra (meaning a massive rock) I will build my church.”

        The church was built upon Peter’s testimony “Thou are the Christ, the Son of the Living God :!:

    • November 22, 2016

      As parents we are responsible to teach our children the word of God.

      Read the Bible to them every day. John’s Gospel is a good place to begin one chapter (or part of a chapter) at a time.

      Select a short passage of the Bible like Isaiah 53:1-6 or 1 Corinthians 15:1-4. Read it to the children.
      Explain it verse by verse. For example Isaiah 53:1-6 was written 700 years before the birth of Christ. It is about His sufferings and shows why He died. 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 tells us what the gospel (good news) is. This should be explained to our children. Then read Romans 1:16 and teach the children that we are saved by believing the gospel.

      We should teach the children the great SALVATION verses that tell us HOW to be saved, The following are some of these verses.

      John 1:12
      John 3:16,17,36, John 5:54
      John 14:6
      Acts 16:31
      Ephesians 2:8-10
      Revelation 3:20

      Help them memorize these verses.

      • November 22, 2016

        Continuation:

        If you want your children to walk in the right path you should take them to a church where the gospel (the way of salvation) is preached, and the Bible is taught. It should have a good Sunday School. Get the children enrolled and make sure they are there every Sunday.

        Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill.

  35. IamanIdiot
    November 21, 2016

    “Pope extends power”?ok papa.
    This Catholic religion is a “sham’ it’s a “feel good” religion so you can tell yourself “yes I going to church and I have a chance” but you really dont. The religion is bent out of shape so that the people in it are comfortable. If the bible clearly states dont do Y, the powers of the catholic church will say “Y is good to do” so that their congregation feels comfortable and not leave.
    I say all this to say, Catholicism isn’t a true religion, it’s a “feel good”, you can do what you want and still be ok cause the church sanctioned it.
    PS : I’m not against abortions for the right reasons, just that the word “Extends Power” is kinda funny.

    • The Truth Be Told
      November 21, 2016

      You can rant and rave, spew hatred and ungodly comments but you cannot change a thing what God ordained to be. God speaks through His Pope, His Vicar on earth.
      The devil knows more than you do. He has lost Heaven forever through disobedience and rebelliousness. He knows he can never regain what he lost forever. He knows at the end of time, he will be chained and never be able to tempt anyone to do and speak evil. He will influence you and help you along to make these ungodly comments. But one thing I am confident about, the truth will be revealed to you, be it as you are dying or when you die. Be careful you do not follow the devil to his eternal cauldron of everlasting fire.
      Do not take God for granted. He cannot be deceived. He heard what you stated. Therefore, watch what you say and pray to God for enlightenment; also his blessings and graces to also have respect for the beliefs of others. It appears you are also in dire need of learning respect.

      • Iamanidiot
        November 22, 2016

        Stop drinking that dirty gutter water you’ve been given. We all have the same “line” to heaven as your pope does. You think “God” came and say, “Pope, I change my mind on abortion”? OR the Board of the Church, getting pressure by it’s members? Think and honestly tell me which one you think it is.
        Let me quote from your own bible, Malachi 3:6 “”I the “LORD” do not change. .” BUT…Over the weekend “‘God’ just wake up and say…you know what…I change my mind…abortions is fine now.
        In all this, you must remember the pope is a moral man like you and me, the bible said not to set up Idols, so be careful.

        And like I said in my previous post
        PS : I’m not against abortions for the right reasons, just that the word “Extends Power” is kinda funny.

    • November 23, 2016

      Abortion is murder. You would look a long way to find a “right reason” for abortion.

      Some believe it is justified if it is to save the life of the mother. But medical science has progressed now to the place where the unborn can usually be saved without putting the mother at risk. This is usually the case in a civilized nation where the best medical help is available.

      Every effort should be made to keep abortion illegal and stop abortions from being performed. There is an organization that is working to have abortion legalized. They pretend to be committed to helping poor families deal with issues of “reproductive health”. You should know that they are racist to the core. In the States they are big in Black communities where they labor to minimize the number of Black babies being born. They hide their true agenda by hiring Black people to work for them and providing practical help for poor families.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill.

      • LawieBawie
        November 23, 2016

        Although I agree with much that you have said in your response, you should know that another man like yourself cannot forgive sin…..only God can do that!!! The catholic church has from time immemorial been encouraging their parishioners to confess their sins to priests who themselves are sinners……that is pointless.

      • Iamanidiot
        November 27, 2016

        Heavens forbid but if my daughter gets rapped and she is pregnant…. BEST BELIEVE that baby getting aborted.

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