Vatican City - Holy Catholic Church

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Attraction, Cultural, Historic
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  • The Vatican and Rome are holy cities to the Roman Catholic Christian faith.
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The Vatican and Rome are holy cities to the Roman Catholic Christian faith. Rome is the seat of the Papacy since the 1st century AD and later home to the Vatican, where the Pope resided since the 14thcentury. Traditionally, the See of Rome was founded by Saint Peter who first held the position of the Pope or Bishop of Rome. According to UNESCO St. Peter's basilica in the Vatican is the largest religious building in the world. Today Rome has a Cathedral and more than 900 Churches and some of the most prominent Catholic churches can be found there as well as many important Catholic institutes. For Catholic believers, Rome is more than a tourist attraction but also a center for pilgrimage and Prayer.

The Vatican is situated in a walled enclave inside Rome. The Pope's residence is also known as the Apostolic Palace and it is located North-East of the St. Peter's basilica.. Since 1984 all of Vatican State is acknowledged as a UNESCO world heritage site. The main tourist attractions in the Vatican are: St. Peter's basilica, Vatican gardens, St. Peter's Square, and the Vatican Museums with their impressive collections of art, maps and statues. The entrance to the Basilica and Square are free of charge. Note that visitors are asked to dress appropriately when entering the church.

Since February 1929 Vatican City State is a sovereign state of the Holy See. This was established by the signing of the Lateran Treaties. The Vatican's status as a sovereign State is recognized universally.

 
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Lord Jesus shed his blood, died on the cross to pay off the debts of sins for all who believe in Him. There is No “Co-redemption. Only through Lord Jesus, by faith, we got our salvation and will inherit eternal life in heaven with God if we follow Lord Jesus' teaching to the end of our life. He promised that He will never abandon us. The Bible said we should not add any human name in our worship because ... more it will make God angry. On the other hand, we should pray for all others with prayers of salvation, of healing, of love, of grace, of mercy... And all of us are in need of them. Catholic Priests and Nuns, the beloveds saints of Lord Jesus! Because of your love for God, you have offered your life completely to Lord Jesus, helping Him leading sinners away from sins to salvation. You must not waist your life for those meaningless traditions which have made up much later in time by some humans. They were not mentioned in the Bible. Further, those meaningless traditions might cause you and those who listen to you and follow you be accused for rebellion against God. After reading my letter, if you agree with me about these things mentioned above then please eliminate all untrue and harmful traditions you have hold in the Catholic worship system like : Mary, Mother of God, Mary Immaculate, Mary co-redemption. Please make a lot of prayers for us to God in the only Name above all names : Jesus Christ of Nazareth, our Lord. May peace and grace of God be with you all.
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Let me ask you this, in my yard there are roses plants with many beautiful huge flowers. I like my roses very much. Soil in my yard contributed to my planting of these roses. It cost me money and time to fertilize this piece of soils before I can use it to plant any plant (except weeds). When other people come to admire my roses and enjoy them, I got their praises. Should I tell them to praise the ... more piece of soil where I planted my roses plants too ? John 2:1 wrote about the wedding in Canaan : When the wine ran out, mother Mary told Lord Jesus that they had run out of wine. To which he replied, "Woman. why are you interfering with my business, now that my time for actions have not arrived." But he still made the miracle of turning water into wine. This wine was the best wine served in this wedding ceremony. Also according to Saint Luke, at the age of twelve, Lord Jesus followed his parents to the temple in Jerusalem. When the group returned, they did not know that Jesus was forgotten there. A day later, mother Mary and saint Joseph rushed back to Jerusalem in search for him. After four days of searching, they found Lord Jesus in the temple talking with the religious teachers. Mary then rebuked him : "Why are you treating us like this ? Do you know how anxious we were looking for you everywhere?". Lord Jesus replied, "Why are you looking for me, don't you know I must be in my Father's house?" St. Luke also wrote : when people informed Lord Jesus that his mother and brothers had come looking for him, Lord Jesus replied, "Who are my mother and brothers? My mother and brothers are the ones who read and obey God's teachings." Luke 11: 27 : As Lord Jesus was preaching, a woman in the crowd called out, "Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you”. He replied, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it". John 5:58 Lord Jesus told the Hebrew priests “Before Abraham was born. I am !” Is mother Mary a daughter of Abraham? Is she a descendant of King David ? In prophecy, king David called Lord Jesus “my Lord”! Saint James and saint Jude, half-brothers of Lord Jesus, sons of mother Mary and saint Joseph, also worshiped and called Lord Jesus “my Lord”. I did not see any indication in the Bible about saint Mary as Mother of God or Immaculate or her assumption. I also believe the right picture of Our Savior, Lord Jesus is not the picture of a baby held in the arms of a woman but it is the image of the Powerful Empty Cross. Also the image of his return : hair white as snow, eyes like blazing fire, feet like bronze glowing in a furnace, voice like sound of rushing waters, tongue like a sharp double edged sword....and to which my narrow intelligence can describe : snow hair is unlimited knowledge and wisdom; glowing bronze feet ready to step on his enemies and burn them into ashes; voice of terrifying thunders roaring ; double edged sword tongue ready to kill. It is terrifying image, not at all an image of a baby. I like to mention a verse : Oh ! What joy for those whose rebellion is forgiven, whose sin is put out of sight ! Yes ! What joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of sin, whose lives are lived in complete honesty.” (Psalm32:1-2) Ten Commandment : 1- you shall have no other gods before me. 2- You shall not make idols. …. God also said “I am a jealous God” and Lord Jesus stated to Satan : you must fear and worship God only. He also explained that God can kill bodies and send our souls in the fire of Hell for eternity. Enemies can only harm us physically (if and only if God permits it) and can do nothing after that. Lord Jesus shed his blood, died on the cross to pay off the debts of sins for all who believe in Him. There is No “Co-redemption. Only through Lord Jesus, by faith, we got our salvation and will inherit eternal life in heaven with God if we follow Lord...
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To. Catholic Priests and Nuns, The beloved saints of Lord Jesus April 08, 2022 Fr. Sandra Lien Liensandra7@gmail.com Hello, I hope all is well with you. Please allow me to introduce myself. I am a retiree, Vietnamese, living in USA. I was born in a devoted Buddhist family. About twenty years ago, after reading the New Testament of the Bible many times in a week, I changed from Buddhist tradition to ... more Christianity by placing my Vow of devotion into Lord Jesus. All of my children have become Christians like me. I hope that I would find your favor to read my letter to the end. First please forgive my poor English as it is my second language and if it is possible with you then please consider the good intention that I try to deliver to you through this letter. Also do not hesitate to send me your response if you want to give me your opinion. Your concern will be well considered and greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance. I believe that all of us are excited in waiting for the moment we would join our Lord Jesus in Heaven at His Second coming. As you know many signs of “The End of Time” have been seen, people on Earth must receive salvation in Lord Jesus now, otherwise they will end up in eternal fire of hell as written in the bible. We all know that God hates sins but loves sinners. Because of your love for God, you have committed your life to Him by becoming priests and nuns in His Kingdom to continue his works on Earth. I am sure the love of God for the lost souls is in your hearts, you do not want to see people going into fire of Hell. Do you? The Bible told me that the Word of God, the Creator of the Universe has become a man in flesh. “Emmanuel” has come into the world and lived in the midst of people about two thousand years ago. As St. John described " In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. … He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who receive him, to those who believe in his name, he gave the right to become children of God; children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband' s will, but born of God.” The Bible told me countless stories about the miracles performed by Lord Jesus : healing the sicks, giving sight to the blinds, calling dead people to life, chasing demons to heal people from madness... He could also multiply the amounts of foods to feed thousands of hungry people. And foods left over at the end were much more then foods were at the beginning. Lord Jesus did all miracles because of his mercy, grace and passion for poor and needy humans. I am very sure you must know and understand about the Bible more than I do. And I must learn from you, I do not dream to teach you any thing. In the Old Testament there were great miracles performed by the prophets. In the New Testament saint John stated numerous miracles were done by our Lord Jesus and our saints brothers Paul, Peter, John...Saint John wrote “even using the whole skies as parchment to write down the miracles that our Lord has made, there were not enough space”. But I have not seen one miracle performed by saint Mary, the chosen virgin maid whom God used to create a body for himself, so that people can see God in flesh. We know that by the virgin Mary, Emmanuel was born under the name of Jesus. Let me ask you this, in my yard there are roses plants with many beautiful huge flowers. I like my roses very much. Soil in my yard contributed to...
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The Catholic Church's Hypocrisy Reigns Eternal
Born Catholic, raised Catholic, educated in Catholic schools, and now former Catholic as the "leaders" of this church continually lack the moral and ethical courage to do the right thing at the right time. As if being stuck in man made dogma for decades wasn't enough, these "leaders" repeatedly enabled and protected known pedophiles who were raping innocent children. A man who figuratively holds the ... more child down, while one of his colleagues, with an incurable disease, rapes yet another innocent child, which they have both sworn an oath to God to protect and lead to salvation, has committed a far greater crime against God and humanity than the pervert priest. Enjoy your time on earth, as there will be a very special place in Hell for all of you enablers and perverts to this heinous crime against humanity. And now these "leaders" are "debating" whether President Biden is worthy of receiving Communion.These morally bankrupt "leaders" are passing judgment on a devout Catholic because he dares to question their interpretation of the God's word? Unbelieveable how arrogant and tone deaf this cult has become. No wonder membership is dropping and schools are closing en masse. I have grave concerns and empathy for the parishioners left in your care. My prayers are they are open their eyes and see the truth about how this organization has betrayed their trust and no longer deserves their time and money!
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I wrote this in 2012
This was my dream
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Slapping the Hand that feeds the Pope
Shame on you Pope Francis. You acted like a total ignorant jerk when you slapped the hand of that woman who obviously needed a few moments of your time. No wonder your churches theology is crumbling. Now we know what rests in the heart of you. SMH.
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Ladikos L
Casting stones is fun? I take it you are not Catholic? Despite the the Liberace accoutrements of my glamour rock-like Church, and the Pope's official standing as Christ's Vicar on Earth, well, golly, —He's is really just a man; —just you and I. Jesus spent ALL of his time among us as a normal living human being. No one ever talks about him neglecting is carpentry trade, but I suspect Joseph and Mary ... more gave him a good what-for as a result of his spending too much time on hillsides teaching doe-like followers simple truths that most people know in a natural sort of way. —E.g., Thou Shalt NOT kill. (No convenient exceptions, —"No Appendix 4A, sub-section C / see nazi and WWII, —modify as needed...". True story; —Duke Ellington, at a White House receiving line was kissing well wishers twice on each cheek. President Nixon, curious, asked The Duke (receiving the Medal of Freedom), "Duke; why do you kiss everyone TWICE on each cheek?" Duke said, "One for each cheek, Mr. President." —Damn funny, but also instructive. Sure, he's joking that he is at the WHITE House kissing arse, but he is also saying that we have a LOT of cheeks to turn. And if you die because you would not kill another human being, —It might have been because you were a Corp-man (medical field aid in battle), trying desperately contain some 17 year old kid's blown-away intestines so he might again see his family. And then, YOUR intestines take a .30 cal machine gun hit that sends you to the Promise Land. Were you a good man? Did you defend your country, whilst not violating the Ten Commandments? I sure think so. NO adultery, NO False Witness, NO Coveting Thy neighbour's goods, etc., etc., Golly. These are some of the Ten Commandments; —OLD TESTAMENT. —But, I thought Catholics were strictly New Testament? Wrong again. Yesterday, someone told me that, "The trouble with Jews is that they don't believe in an after life. WHAT??!! Nonsense. Complete DRIVEL. So many crackers must think that some Jew must have found a note in his Cellar saying , "I killed Jesus, —love, cousin Morty". Yep, people really are that dense. But, I digress. Jesus was a DEVOUT, OBSERVANT PRACTISING JEW. If you told Jesus on Earth that he was a "Christian", 'Ole Jesus would have looked at you like you were a potty loon. And that's what you are? No, you are just a little ignorant. So am I. Ignorance is not necessarily STUPID...NO, it means 'lacking knowledge' All you gotta' do is use your God-given common sense and try not to be quite so ignorant, and you WILL PLEASE YOURSELF. And this will please God. AND, when things get too difficult, I simply pray, "Lord, I will do my best, but for the really hard parts that I cannot seem to handle, I will put my Faith in your hands., as I am a bit of a dullard and clumsy as all heck... You have your self a fine time and live Life. All you got to do is CARE about other people and what happens on Earth. It's real simple. All the Catholic details, such as communion, are just icing on the cake. BTW; —once the wafer and wine enter my body, I dare ANY biologist to prove that it is not the body and blood of Christ. —Just take as much of MY blood and flesh as you want and test it (after Holy Communion). If it is NOT human blood and flesh, I will become a skin-head. PAIX.
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Happenings
I'll be fine. I haven't always thought I'd be a pilgrim, it justly is! I send my celibate and chaste observances, though I'm technically not a nun, I've longed for secular lay ministry in the Carmelite order. I will prepare for the school year & practice my Roman Catholic Christian prayer booklet. On This Wednesday, I begin my formation and study. I began reading The Joy of Love, Amoris Laetitia, ... more and took it to my broken but mended heart. I am healing and I am thankful for my missionary work that I was in position, which now leads me to my Divine Spouse on the Little Way of St. Therese! and my devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and faithfulness to the Magesterium. "Have a Blessed Day!"
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