In response to George Maloof:
Remember George, the fool has said in his heart, there is no God (Psm 14:1). You claim to be an ex-Catholic grilled in church theology and claim you are liberated, "from what?"
Pop Francis said this, that, or whatever, its not what a Pope says George it's what Jesus Christ says, because he alone is the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6). God's word is truth, (John 17:17) anything else is mere man's words.
The greatest revival I have ever seen in New Hampshire, was in Manchester, when thousands of Catholic people let Jesus Christ save and fill them with the Holy Spirit in 1975. You see Jesus Christ is the head of his Church, not a Pope or any other person, we all are one in Christ Jesus.
Jesus is the image of the invisible God, the first born of every person, for by Him, were all things created, that are in Heaven and that are in Earth. That includes kingdoms or dominions (America, etc) and every power known all created by Him and for Him.
He was before all things, he is the head of the body, the church; he's the risen saviour and he alone has the preeminence (Col 2:13-18).
George, God's word tells us we are all sinners and Jesus died for our sins, and we all, no matter who we are (I'm Irish) can go to heaven. George read (John 3:16-17). Repent, and ask Jesus into your life, and you will never be the same again, in other words, "it's better felt than told". I hope to see you there.
Listen folks, I'm not an anti-Catholic, but no Pope, or clergy can speak for you; this is America not China, President Obama does not speak for you, or me, so choose you this day whom you will serve. I made my choice in 1963; I asked Jesus into my heart; he is now my Lord, and Savior and my Coming King. Do the same George. Jesus loves even you.
May God Bless the U.S.A.
William "Liam" McCoy