Being invited to a Roman Catholic Church

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  1. Salty

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    If you invited a friend to come to your church, and he agreed only if you attended his Roman Catholic church,
    Would you visit his RC church?
     
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    Yes, but I would not partake in communion.
     
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    I agree, their communion is something to abstain from.
     
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    You would not be allowed to anyway.
     
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    It would have to be a Saturday night service since I'm a little busy on Sundays, but yes, I would. ​
     
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    I have done that on several occasions.

    there is more risk for a Catholic attending a non-Catholic worship service, because you could possibly get more of a bible focused - doctrinally correct presentation of some part of the Gospel at the non-Catholic service.

    Any time you get that trade offer - take it.
     
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    That is true - Catholics do not allow non-Catholics to partake in communion.
     
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    I've been to several Catholic funerals in the past years and I could have taken communion, they were not checking Catholic I.D. cards!
     
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    May vary from place to place. I've been to a couple Catholic funerals and could have partaken of communion if I wished.
     
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    Yep, this is my reasoning as well.
     
  11. BobRyan

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    I am not trying to speak for every location -- but if you go to the actual Catholic CCC and their own commentaries (for example the Catholic Commentary on the Baltimore Catechism) they tell you that they do not practice what is called 'open communion'.

     
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    Yes, Bob, I was talking about official policy and practice.
     
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    By all means go.

    It should prove to be an invaluable education as to why the Lord calls the RCC Mystery Babylon.

    Two decades ago I attended Mass in Toluca Lake, CA.

    Roger Mahoney was the officiating guest priest.

    Despite the pedophilia scandals which occurred under his watch, costing the Church many more millions, Mahoney has since been elevated to the office of Cardinal.

    I was aghast at the Pagan ritualism displayed as Mahoney, waving a smoking pot, was accompanied by an entourage of young boys holding high above them some sacred symbols of their religion.

    Of course, a choir sang an angelic anthem, adding much drama, anticipation and mystery to the procession.

    He finally read a total of 2 Bible verses during the course of his rambling secular sermon.

    I asked the lady next to me why no one carried a Bible.

    She immediately knew I was not one of them and begged me to remain quiet for fear of reprisals against me.

    The entire congregation kneeled to worship the elevated Host, the lamb of god, in all his breaden glory.

    I, of course, remained seated while they worshipped the image of the Beast.

    Graven images were abundant.

    I witnessed a presentation of flowers with an attached note containing petitions to one of their gods.

    FYI, once a Catholic saint is ‘canonized’ that saint may officially be the object of your adoration and prayers.

    Upon exiting, Mahoney sprinkled holy water on the crowd as he walked down the aisle in his ridiculous religious regalia topped off with a two-horned miter.

    By all means visit your local Catholic Church, if just to count the idols present.

    When visiting my local Catholic Church in Burbank for just such a purpose, the old Irish priest, noticing I was ‘admiring’ one of the many graven images, came over to me.

    ‘May I help you?’ he asked in his friendly Irish brogue.

    I then questioned him as to the lack of biblical authority for such an idol, as it is against the direct commandment of the God he claims to serve to make graven images.

    In a fury, he called me a Protestant, strong arming me, forcefully throwing me out of Satan’s Synagogue.

    His church was named after St. Patrick.

    Alas, he was one snake Patrick missed.
     
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    "On the other hand stands united Catholicism -- immovable amid the ebb and flow of human innovations, impregnable to the attacks of heresies, indifferent to the rise and fall of empires, surviving spoliation, superior to schism, steadfast in persecution, and calmly watching the disintegration of its enemies! Thus does the changeless Church of Rome endure, and thus she will endure, till Christ who founded her shall come again.

    "Wonderful Body of the Living Christ! In faith, in sacraments, in doctrine, in ceremonial, in language, in discipline, in its identical catechism, and in its one obedience to a single head in chapel, in cathedral, in hamlet, in metropolis, in Europe, Asia, Africa, America and on the islands of all seas -- everywhere and at all times it is the same!

    "Surely if the testimony of 1,900 years does not effectively prove the Church of Rome to be the institution founded by our Savior on the Rock of Peter, then has the world no Church of Christ at all."

    from REBUILDING A LOST FAITH by John L. Stoddard who was a double convert from Protestantism to Agnosticism to Catholicism -- cited in "Identifying the Church of Christ" THIS ROCK magazine (March 1992)
     
  15. Salty

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    On another thread, you ask to have only one question to answer at a time.

    But here, you cant even answer the question in the OP.

    so lets try it this way - If a Protestant or a Baptist was to invite you to their church, would you go?
     

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