" The English word, “pope,” comes from the Latin word, “papa,” which means “father.”
But our Lord told His disciples, (and us through them), “…call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. (Matthew 23:9) This had to be meant in a spiritual sense since we all have earthly fathers, while our heavenly Father is a spirit to be worshiped in spirit and truth. (John 4:24) And based on this admonition from Jesus, there shouldn’t even be a Catholic priesthood much less a papacy, for all Catholic priests are addressed as, “Father"
i just copied and pasted. what do you think?
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Answer by Anonymous at 11:10 PM on Jul. 6, 2009
Moki, if you are really interested in learning about the Catholic faith I invite you to join or visit the group Catholic Moms there is a section called Learning the Catholic Faith that is open to all cafemom members. I am not an active member of the group, but there are some very honest in the group.
While I have grown stronger in my faith because of cafemom debates I also encourage you to read and gather information on your own. Two books I like are Catholicism for Dummies and The Catholicism Answer Book
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